The Complete Bible: An American Translation

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THE PSALMS

BOOK I, PSS. 1-41

THE PROSPERITY OF THE
PIOUS

HOW happy is the man who)1 has not walked in the counsel of the wicked, Nor stood in the way of sinners, Nor sat in the seat of scoffers!

But his delight is in the law of the2 LORD,

And in his law does he study day and night.

For he is like a tree planted by streams3 of water, That yields its fruit in its season, And whose leaf does not wither; And whatever it bears comes to maturity.

The wicked are not so;4

But are like the chaff which the wind drives away.

Therefore the wicked will not stand in5 the judgment,

Nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.

For the LORD knows the way of the6 righteous.

But the way of the wicked will perish.


A WARNING TO THE NATIONS

Why do the nations rage,2 And the peoples plot in vain?

The kings of the earth stand up,2 And the princes also take counsel, Against the LORD and against his anointed:

"Let us burst their bonds asunder,3 And cast their cords from us."

He that sits in the heavens laughs;4 The Lord makes sport of them.

Then will he speak to them in his5 wrath, And terrify them in his fury:

"I, indeed, have anointed my king6 On Zion, my holy hill."

Let me tell of the decree of the LORD:7 He said to me, "You are my son; Today have I begotten you.

Ask of me, and I will make the nations 8 your inheritance,

And the ends of the earth your possession.

You shall break them with an iron 9 rod;

You shall crush them like a potter's vessel."

Be cautious, therefore, O kings; 10 Take warning, O rulers of the earth.

Serve the LORD with fear, 11Kiss the chosen one. 12

Lest he be angry and you perish in the way; For his wrath is soon kindled.

How happy are they who take refuge in him!


AN ASSURANCE OF DIVINE
DELIVERANCE

[A psalm of David when he fled from before his son Absalom]

How many are my foes, O LORD! 3

Many are rising up against me.

Many are saying concerning me: 2 "There is no help for him in God."

Selah

But thou, O LORD, art a shield about 3 me, My glory, and the one who raises my head.

I cry aloud to the LORD, 4 And he answers me from his holy hill.

Selah

I lie down and sleep; 5 I awake, for the LORD sustains me.

I am not afraid of the myriads of peo- 6 ple That have beset me round about.

Arise, O LORD; deliver me, O my God. 7

Verily, thou wilt smite all my foes upon the cheek; Thou wilt break the teeth of the wicked.

Salvation belongs unto the LORD. 8 Upon thy people be thy blessing!

Selah

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Table of Contents vii
  • The Old Testament - An American Translation xi
  • Preface xiii
  • Publisher's Note xvi
  • Part I - The Pentateuch *
  • The Book of Genesis 1
  • The Book of Exodus 51
  • The Book of Leviticus 90
  • The Book of Numbers 118
  • The Book of Deuteronomy 158
  • Part II - The Historical Books 193
  • The Book of Joshua 195
  • The Book of Judges 218
  • The Book of Ruth 243
  • The First Book of Samuel 247
  • The Second Book of Samuel 281
  • The First Book of Kings 310
  • The Second Book of Kings 342
  • The First Book of Chronicles 373
  • The Second Book of Chronicles 400
  • The Book of Ezra 434
  • The Book of Nehemiah 444
  • The Book of Esther 458
  • Part III - The Poetical Books 467
  • The Book of Job 469
  • The Psalms 500
  • The Book of Proverbs 581
  • The Book of Ecclesiastes 611
  • The Song of Songs 619
  • Part IV - The Books of the Prophets 625
  • The Book of Isaiah 627
  • The Book of Jeremiah 690
  • The Book of Lamentations 753
  • The Book of Ezekiel 761
  • The Book of Daniel 810
  • The Book of Hosea 826
  • The Book of Joel 836
  • The Book of Amos 840
  • The Book of Obadiah 848
  • The Book of Jonah 850
  • The Book of Micah 852
  • The Book of Nahum 858
  • The Book of Habakkuk 861
  • The Book of Zephaniah 864
  • The Book of Haggai 868
  • The Book of Zechariah 870
  • The Book of Malachi 880
  • The Apocrypha - An American Translation i
  • Preface ii
  • The First Book of Esdras 1
  • The Second Book of Esdras 16
  • The Book of Tobit 45
  • The Book of Judith 55
  • The Additions to the Book of Esther 69
  • The Wisdom of Solomon 73
  • The Wisdom of Sirach 91
  • The Book of Baruch 137
  • The Story of Susanna 144
  • The Song of the Three Children 147
  • The Story of Bel and the Dragon 150
  • The Prayer of Manasseh 152
  • The First Book of Maccabees 153
  • The Second Book of Maccabees 182
  • The New Testament - An American Translation i
  • Preface iii
  • The Gospel According to Matthew 1
  • The Gospel According to Mark 32
  • The Gospel According to Luke 52
  • The Gospel According to John 85
  • The Acts of the Apostles 111
  • The Letter to the Romans 142
  • The First Letter to the Corinthians 155
  • The Second Letter to the Corinthians 168
  • The Letter to the Galatians 176
  • The Letter to the Ephesians 181
  • The Letter to the Philippians 185
  • Letter to the Colossians 188
  • The First Letter to the Thessalonians 191
  • The Second Letter to the Thessalonians 194
  • The First Letter to Timothy 196
  • The Second Letter to Timothy 200
  • The Letter to Titus 203
  • The Letter to Philemon 205
  • The Letter to the Hebrews 206
  • The Letter of James 216
  • The First Letter of Peter 219
  • The Second Letter of Peter 223
  • The First Letter of John 226
  • The Second Letter of John 230
  • The Third Letter of John 231
  • The Letter of Jude 232
  • The Revelation of John 233
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