Participants: Kelly Mowrer
Series Code: HWAL
Program Code: HWAL000607
00:13 Hello, and welcome to His Words Are Life.
00:16 I'm Kelly Mowrer, and thank you for joining with me to read
00:18 the word of God today.
00:19 Let's pray together before we start.
00:21 Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for love to us.
00:25 Thank You for Your mercy and for Your grace.
00:28 And thank You for giving us strength and power
00:32 through Your word.
00:34 Please be with us now as we read.
00:36 Help us to listen, and then may it bear fruit in our lives.
00:39 We love You, and thank You for loving us.
00:42 We're reading in the book of Psalms, chapter 68,
00:46 picking up with verse 32, and this is the King James Version.
00:50 Sing unto God, ye kingdoms of the earth;
00:54 O sing praises unto the Lord; Selah.
00:58 To him that rideth upon the heavens of heavens,
01:02 which were of old; lo, he doth send out his voice,
01:05 and that a mighty voice.
01:07 Ascribe ye strength unto God: his excellency is over Israel,
01:13 and his strength is in the clouds.
01:15 O God, thou art terrible out of thy holy places:
01:20 the God of Israel is he that giveth strength and power
01:25 unto his people.
01:27 Blessed be God.
01:28 Continuing with Psalm 69.
01:31 This is the King James Version.
01:32 Save me, O God; for the waters are come in unto my soul.
01:37 I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing:
01:42 I am come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me.
01:47 I am weary of my crying: my throat is dried:
01:52 mine eyes fail while I wait for my God.
01:55 They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of
01:58 mine head: they that would destroy me,
02:01 being mine enemies wrongfully, are mighty:
02:05 then I restored that which I took not away.
02:08 O God, thou knowest my foolishness;
02:12 and my sins are not hid from thee.
02:16 Let not them that wait on thee, O Lord God of hosts,
02:20 be ashamed for my sake: let not those that seek thee be
02:25 confounded for my sake, O God of Israel.
02:28 Because for thy sake I have borne reproach;
02:31 shame hath covered my face.
02:33 I am become a stranger unto my brethren,
02:37 and an alien unto my mother's children.
02:40 For the zeal of thine house hath eaten me up;
02:44 and the reproaches of them that reproached thee
02:47 are fallen upon me.
02:49 When I wept, and chastened my soul with fasting,
02:53 that was to my reproach.
02:55 I made sackcloth also my garment;
02:57 and I became a proverb to them.
02:59 They that sit in the gate speak against me;
03:03 and I was the song of the drunkards.
03:06 But as for me, my prayer is unto thee, O Lord,
03:11 in an acceptable time: O God, in the multitude of thy mercy
03:16 hear me, in the truth of thy salvation.
03:19 Deliver me out of the mire, and let me not sink:
03:22 let me be delivered from them that hate me,
03:26 and out of the deep waters.
03:28 Let not the waterflood overflow me,
03:30 neither let the deep swallow me up,
03:32 and let not the pit shut her mouth upon me.
03:35 Hear me, O Lord; for thy loving-kindness is good:
03:39 turn unto me according to the multitude of thy tender mercies.
03:44 And hide not thy face from thy servant; for I am in trouble:
03:49 hear me speedily.
03:50 Draw nigh unto my soul, and redeem it:
03:54 deliver me because of mine enemies.
03:57 Thou hast known my reproach, and my shame, and my dishonor:
04:01 mine adversaries are all before thee.
04:04 Reproach hath broken my heart; and I am full of heaviness:
04:08 and I looked for some to take pity, but there was none;
04:13 and for comforters, but I found none.
04:16 They gave me also gall for my meat;
04:20 and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.
04:23 Let their table become a snare before them:
04:26 and that which should have been for their welfare,
04:29 let it become a trap.
04:30 Let their eyes be darkened, that they see not;
04:34 and make their loins continually to shake.
04:38 Pour out thine indignation upon them,
04:41 and let thy wrathful anger take hold of them.
04:43 Let their habitation be desolate;
04:46 and let none dwell in their tents.
04:48 For they persecute him whom thou hast smitten;
04:52 and they talk to the grief of those whom thou hast wounded.
04:56 Add iniquity unto their iniquity: and let them not come
05:00 into thy righteousness.
05:01 Let them be blotted out of the book of the living,
05:04 and not be written with the righteous.
05:07 But I am poor and sorrowful: let thy salvation, O God,
05:13 set me up on high.
05:15 I will praise the name of God with a song,
05:18 and will magnify him with thanksgiving.
05:20 This also shall please the Lord better than an ox or bullock
05:24 that hath horns and hoofs.
05:26 the humble shall see this, and be glad:
05:29 and your heart shall live that seek God.
05:33 For the Lord heareth the poor, and despiseth not his prisoners.
05:38 Let the heaven and earth praise him, the seas,
05:41 and every thing that moveth therein.
05:43 For God will save Zion, and will build the cities of Judah:
05:47 that they may dwell there, and have it in possession.
05:51 The seed also of his servants shall inherit it:
05:55 and they that love his name shall dwell therein.
05:59 Continuing with Psalm 70.
06:02 This is the King James Version.
06:05 Make haste, O God, to deliver me;
06:07 make haste to help me, O Lord.
06:10 Let them be ashamed and confounded that seek after
06:14 my soul: let them be turned backward, and put to confusion,
06:18 that desire my hurt.
06:19 Let them be turned back for a reward of their shame that say,
06:23 Aha, aha.
06:25 Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee:
06:31 and let such as love thy salvation say continually,
06:36 Let God be magnified.
06:38 But I am poor and needy: make haste unto me, O God:
06:43 thou art my help and my deliverer; O Lord,
06:48 make no tarrying.
06:50 Psalm 71.
06:53 In thee, O Lord, do I put my trust:
06:57 let me never be put to confusion.
07:01 Deliver me in thy righteousness, and cause me to escape:
07:07 incline thine ear unto me, and save me.
07:10 Be thou my strong habitation, whereunto I may continually
07:15 resort: thou hast given commandment to save me;
07:18 for thou art my rock and my fortress.
07:21 Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked,
07:24 out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.
07:28 For thou art my hope, O Lord God:
07:31 thou art my trust from my youth.
07:34 By thee have I been held up from the womb:
07:37 thou art he that took me out of my mother's bowels:
07:41 my praise shall be continually of thee.
07:44 I am as a wonder unto many; but thou art my strong refuge.
07:50 Let my mouth be filled with thy praise and with thy honor
07:55 all the day.
07:56 Cast me not off in the time of old age;
08:00 forsake me not when my strength faileth.
08:03 For mine enemies speak against me; and they that lay wait
08:07 for my soul take counsel together, saying,
08:10 God hath forsaken him: persecute and take him;
08:13 for there is none to deliver him.
08:14 O God, be not far from me: O my God, make haste for my help.
08:19 Let them be confounded and consumed that are adversaries
08:24 to my soul; let them be covered with reproach and dishonor
08:28 that seek my hurt.
08:30 But I will hope continually, and will yet praise thee
08:35 more and more.
08:37 My mouth shall show forth thy righteousness and thy salvation
08:41 all the day; for I know not the numbers thereof.
08:44 I will go in the strength of the Lord God:
08:47 I will make mention of thy righteousness,
08:50 even of thine only.
08:52 O God, thou hast taught me from my youth:
08:56 and hitherto have I declared thy wondrous works.
09:00 Now also when I am old and grayheaded, O God,
09:04 forsake me not; until I have shown thy strength unto this
09:08 generation, and thy power to every one that is to come.
09:12 Thy righteousness also, O God, is very high,
09:15 who hast done great things: O God, who is like unto thee!
09:20 Thou, which hast shown me great and sore troubles,
09:23 shalt quicken me again, and shalt bring me up again
09:27 from the depths of the earth.
09:29 Thou shalt increase my greatness,
09:31 and comfort me on every side.
09:33 I will also praise thee with the psaltery, even thy truth,
09:37 O my God: unto thee will I sing with the harp,
09:40 O thou Holy One of Israel.
09:42 My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing unto thee;
09:47 and my soul, which thou hast redeemed.
09:50 My tongue also shall talk of thy righteousness all the day long:
09:55 for thy are confounded, for they are brought unto shame,
09:59 that seek my hurt.
10:02 Psalm 72.
10:06 Give the king thy judgments, O God,
10:08 and thy righteousness unto the king's son.
10:11 He shall judge thy people with righteousness,
10:13 and thy poor with judgment.
10:15 the mountains shall bring peace to the people,
10:18 and the little hills, by righteousness.
10:20 He shall judge the poor of the people,
10:22 he shall save the children of the needy,
10:25 and shall break in pieces the oppressor.
10:27 They shall fear thee as long as the sun and moon endure,
10:32 throughout all generations.
10:33 He shall come down like rain upon the mown grass:
10:38 as showers that water the earth.
10:40 In his days shall the righteous flourish; and abundance of peace
10:46 so long as the moon endureth.
10:48 He shall have dominion also from sea to sea,
10:51 and from the river unto the ends of the earth.
10:54 They that dwell in the wilderness shall bow before him;
10:58 and his enemies shall lick the dust.
11:00 the kings of Tarshish and of the isles shall bring presents:
11:05 the kings of Sheba and Seba shall offer gifts.
11:08 Yea, all kings shall fall down before him:
11:11 all nations shall serve him.
11:13 For he shall deliver the needy when he crieth; the poor also,
11:18 and him that hath no helper.
11:20 He shall spare the poor and needy,
11:22 and shall save the souls of the needy.
11:25 He shall redeem their soul from deceit and violence:
11:28 and precious shall their blood be in his sight.
11:32 And he shall live, and to him shall be given of the gold
11:37 of Sheba: prayer also shall be made for him continually;
11:42 and daily shall he be praised.
11:45 There shall be an handful of corn in the earth upon the top
11:48 of the mountains; the fruit thereof shall shake
11:51 like Lebanon: and they of the city shall flourish like grass
11:55 of the earth.
11:56 His name shall endure for ever: his name shall be continued
12:00 as long as the sun: and men shall be blessed in him:
12:02 all nations shall call him blessed.
12:05 Blessed be the Lord God, the God of Israel,
12:09 who only doeth wondrous things.
12:11 And blessed be his glorious name for ever:
12:14 and let the whole earth be filled with his glory;
12:18 Amen, and Amen.
12:20 the prayers of David the son of Jesse are ended.
12:26 Psalm 73, and this is the King James Version.
12:31 Truly God is good to Israel, even to such as are
12:36 of a clean heart.
12:37 But as for me, my feet were almost gone;
12:40 my steps had well-nigh slipped.
12:43 For I was envious at the foolish,
12:46 when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.
12:48 For there are no bands in their death:
12:50 but their strength is firm.
12:51 They are not in trouble as other men; neither are they plagued
12:55 like other men.
12:56 Therefore pride compasseth them about as a chain;
13:00 violence covereth them as a garment.
13:03 Their eyes stand out with fatness:
13:06 they have more than heart could wish.
13:09 They are corrupt, and speak wickedly concerning oppression:
13:13 they speak loftily.
13:14 they set their mouth against the heavens,
13:16 and their tongue walketh through the earth.
13:18 Therefore his people return hither:
13:21 and waters of a full cup are wrung out to them.
13:23 And they say, How doth God know?
13:26 and is there knowledge in the most High?
13:28 Behold, these are the ungodly, who prosper in the world;
13:33 they increase in riches.
13:35 Verily I have cleansed my heart in vain,
13:38 and washed my hands in innocency.
13:40 For all the day long have I been plagued,
13:43 and chastened every morning.
13:44 If I say, I will speak thus; behold, I should offend against
13:50 the generation of thy children.
13:52 When I thought to know this, it was too painful for me;
13:56 Until I went into the sanctuary of God;
14:00 then understood I their end.
14:03 Surely thou didst set them in slippery places:
14:07 thou castedst them down into destruction.
14:10 How are they brought into desolation, as in a moment!
14:13 they are utterly consumed with terrors.
14:17 As a dream when one awaketh; so, O Lord, when thou awakest,
14:22 thou shalt despise their image.
14:25 Thus my heart was grieved, and I was pricked in my reins.
14:29 So foolish was I, and ignorant: I was as a beast before thee.
14:33 Please join me again next time to continue reading in Psalms.