1 Give judgement for me, O Lord,
for I have walked with integrity;
I have trusted in the Lord and have not faltered.
2 Test me, O Lord, and try me;
examine my heart and my mind.
3 For your love is before my eyes;
I have walked in your truth.
4 I have not joined the company of the false,
nor consorted with the deceitful.
5 I hate the gathering of evildoers
and I will not sit down with the wicked.
6 I will wash my hands in innocence, O Lord,
that I may go about your altar,
7 To make heard the voice of thanksgiving
and tell of all your wonderful deeds.
8 Lord, I love the house of your habitation
and the place where your glory abides.
9 Sweep me not away with sinners,
nor my life with the bloodthirsty,
10 Whose hands are full of wicked schemes
and their right hand full of bribes.
11 As for me, I will walk with integrity;
redeem me, Lord, and be merciful to me.
12 My foot stands firm;
in the great congregation I will bless the Lord.
1 Happy the one whose transgression is forgiven,
and whose sin is covered.
2 Happy the one to whom the Lord imputes no guilt,
and in whose spirit there is no guile.
3 For I held my tongue;
my bones wasted away
through my groaning all the day long.
4 Your hand was heavy upon me day and night;
my moisture was dried up like the drought in summer.
5 Then I acknowledged my sin to you
and my iniquity I did not hide.
6 I said, I will confess my transgressions to the Lord,
and you forgave the guilt of my sin.
7 Therefore let all the faithful make their prayers to you
in time of trouble;
in the great water flood, it shall not reach them.
8 You are a place for me to hide in;
you preserve me from trouble;
you surround me with songs of deliverance.
9 I will instruct you and teach you
in the way that you should go;
I will guide you with my eye.
10 Be not like horse and mule which have no understanding;
whose mouths must be held with bit and bridle,
or else they will not stay near you.
11 Great tribulations remain for the wicked,
but mercy embraces those who trust in the Lord.
12 Be glad, you righteous, and rejoice in the Lord;
shout for joy, all who are true of heart.
13 Woe to him who builds his house by unrighteousness,
and his upper rooms by injustice;
who makes his neighbours work for nothing,
and does not give them their wages;
14 who says, I will build myself a spacious house
with large upper rooms,
and who cuts out windows for it,
panelling it with cedar,
and painting it with vermilion.
15 Are you a king
because you compete in cedar?
Did not your father eat and drink
and do justice and righteousness?
Then it was well with him.
16 He judged the cause of the poor and needy;
then it was well.
Is not this to know me?
says the Lord.
17 But your eyes and heart
are only on your dishonest gain,
for shedding innocent blood,
and for practising oppression and violence.
18 Therefore thus says the Lord concerning King Jehoiakim son of Josiah of Judah:
They shall not lament for him, saying,
Alas, my brother! or Alas, sister!
They shall not lament for him, saying,
Alas, lord! or Alas, his majesty!
19 With the burial of a donkey he shall be buried
dragged off and thrown out beyond the gates of Jerusalem.
20 Go up to Lebanon, and cry out,
and lift up your voice in Bashan;
cry out from Abarim,
for all your lovers are crushed.
21 I spoke to you in your prosperity,
but you said, I will not listen.
This has been your way from your youth,
for you have not obeyed my voice.
22 The wind shall shepherd all your shepherds,
and your lovers shall go into captivity;
then you will be ashamed and dismayed
because of all your wickedness.
23 O inhabitant of Lebanon,
nested among the cedars,
how you will groan* when pangs come upon you,
pain as of a woman in labour!
41 Then the Jews began to complain about him because he said, I am the bread that came down from heaven. 42They were saying, Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How can he now say, I have come down from heaven? 43Jesus answered them, Do not complain among yourselves. 44No one can come to me unless drawn by the Father who sent me; and I will raise that person up on the last day. 45It is written in the prophets, And they shall all be taught by God. Everyone who has heard and learned from the Father comes to me. 46Not that anyone has seen the Father except the one who is from God; he has seen the Father. 47Very truly, I tell you, whoever believes has eternal life. 48I am the bread of life. 49Your ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died. 50This is the bread that comes down from heaven, so that one may eat of it and not die. 51I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats of this bread will live for ever; and the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.
The New Revised Standard Version (Anglicized Edition), copyright 1989, 1995 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
The Common Worship psalter is © The Archbishops Council of the Church of England, 2000.
Common Worship texts are available at http://www.cofe.anglican.org/worship/liturgy/commonworship/
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