Surfing Through The Psalms
shared with you by
Kraig J. Rice

The Blessed (Happy) Scriptures From Psalms
(for strength and encouragement)

Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful
(Psalm 1:1).

Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered
(Psalm 32:1).

Blessed is the man unto whom the Lord imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile
(Psalm 32:2).

Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord; and the people whom He hath chosen for His own inheritance
(Psalm 33:12).

O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him
(Psalm 34:8).

Blessed is that man that maketh the Lord his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies
(Psalm 40:4).

Blessed is he that considereth the poor: the Lord will deliver him in time of trouble. The Lord will preserve him, and keep him alive; and he shall be blessed upon the earth: and thou wilt not deliver him unto the will of his enemies
(Psalm 41:1-2).

Blessed is the man whom Thou choosest, and causest to approach unto Thee, that he may dwell in Thy courts
(Psalm 65:4).

Blessed are they that dwell in Thy house...
(Psalm 84:4).

Blessed is the man whose strength is in Thee
(Psalm 84:5).

O Lord of hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in Thee
(Psalm 84:12).

Blessed are the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O Lord, in the light of Thy countenance
(Psalm 89:15).

Blessed is the man whom Thou chastenest, O Lord, and teachest him out of Thy law- that Thou mayest give him rest from the days of adversity, until the pit be digged for the wicked
(Psalm 94:12-13).

Blessed are they that keep judgment, and he that doeth righteousness at all times
(Psalm 106:3).

Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord, that delighteth greatly in His commandments
(Psalm 112:1).

Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the Lord
(Psalm 119:1).

Blessed are they that keep His testimonies, and that seek Him with the whole heart
(Psalm 119:2).

Blessed is every one that feareth the Lord; that walketh in His ways
(Psalm 128:1).

Blessed (happy) is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the Lord his God
(Psalm 146:5).

Blessed be my Rock! Let the God of my salvation be exalted
(Psalm 18:46).

A Compilation of Select Scriptures from the Bible Book of Psalms

But know that the Lord has set apart for Himself him who is godly; The Lord will hear when I call to Him. Be angry, and sin not. Meditate within your heart on your bed, and be still
(Psalm 4:3-4).

The Lord also will be a refuge for the oppressed- a refuge in times of trouble
(Psalm 9:9).

But let all those rejoice who put their trust in You; Let them ever shout for joy, because You defend them; Let those also who love Your name Be joyful in You. For You, O Lord, will bless the righteous; With favor You will surround him as with a shield
(Psalm 5:11-12).

My defense and shield depend on God, Who saves the upright in heart
(Psalm 7:10).

Behold, the wicked brings forth iniquity; Yes, he conceives trouble and brings forth falsehood. He made a pit and dug it out, And has fallen into the ditch which he made. His trouble shall return upon his own head, And his violent dealing shall come down on his own crown
(Psalm 7:14-16).

My steps have held closely to Your paths- my feet have not slipped
(Psalm 17:5).

I will call upon the Lord, Who is worthy to be praised; So shall I be saved from my enemies. He reached from on high. He took me; He drew me out of many waters. They confronted and came upon me in the day of my calamity, but the Lord was my stay and support. For I have kept the ways of the Lord, and have not wickedly departed from my God. For by You I can run against a troop, and by my God I can leap over a wall.
(Psalm 18:3,16,18,21,29).

The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork
(Psalm 19:1).

The poor and afflicted shall eat and be satisfied...
(Psalm 22:26).

All the ends of the world shall remember and turn to the Lord, and all the families of the nations shall bow down and worship before You. For the kingdom is the Lord's, and He rules over the nations. All the prosperous of the earth shall eat and worship; all those who go down to the dust shall bow before Him, even he who cannot keep himself alive. Posterity shall serve Him. They shall tell of the Lord to the next generation...
(Psalm 22:27-30).

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
(Psalm 23).

The earth is the Lord's, and all its fullness: the world and those who dwell therein
(Psalm 24:1).

All the paths of the Lord are mercy and steadfast love, even truth and faithfulness are they for those who keep His covenant and His testimonies
(Psalm 25:10).

I do not sit with false persons, nor fellowship with pretenders: I hate the company of evildoers and will not sit with the wicked. I will wash my hands in innocence, and go about Your altar, O Lord
(Psalm 26:4-6).

One thing I have asked of the Lord, that will I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord, and to meditate and inquire in His temple
(Psalm 27:4).

The Lord is my Strength and my Shield; my heart trusts in Him, and I am helped; therefore my heart greatly rejoices, and with my song I will praise Him
(Psalm 28:7).

The voice of the Lord is upon the waters; the God of glory thunders; the Lord is upon many waters
(Psalm 29:3).

For His anger is but for a moment, but His favor is for a lifetime; weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning. You have turned my mourning into dancing for me; You have put off my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness
(Psalm 30:5,11).

Bow down Your ear to me, deliver me speedily; be my Rock of refuge, a strong Fortress of defense to save me!
(Psalm 31:2).

I (the Lord) will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with My eye upon you
(Psalm 32:8).

Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear Him, who wait for Him and hope in His mercy and loving-kindness
(Psalm 33:18).

I sought the Lord, and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears. This poor man cried out, and the Lord heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles. The Angel of the Lord encamps all around those who fear Him, and delivers them. Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good; Blessed is the man who trusts in Him! The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and His ears are open to their cry. The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears, and delivers them out of all their troubles. The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart, and saves such as have a contrite spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all. Evil shall slay the wicked and those who hate the righteous shall be condemned
(Psalm 34:4,6-8,15,17-19,21).

Vindicate me, O Lord my God, according to Your righteousness- and let (my foes) not rejoice over me!
(Psalm 35:24).

Delight yourself in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord, trust in Him, and He shall bring it to pass. Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way- because of the man who brings wicked schemes to pass. Cease from anger, and forsake wrath; Do not fret- it only causes harm. But the meek shall inherit the earth, and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace. The wicked plots against the just, and gnashes at him with his teeth. The Lord will not leave the righteous in their hands, nor allow them to condemn him when he is judged. The wicked have drawn the sword and have bent their bow, to cast down the poor and needy, to slay those who are of upright conduct. Their sword shall enter their own heart, and their bows shall be broken. A little that a righteous man has is better than the riches of many wicked. For the arms of the wicked shall be broken, but the Lord upholds the righteous. The Lord knows the days of the upright, and their inheritance shall be forever. The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, and He delights in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down; for the Lord upholds him with His hand.
(Psalm 37:4-8,11-18,23-24,33).

As for me, You have upheld me in my integrity, and set me in Your presence forever. Blessed be the Lord God of Israel- from everlasting to everlasting! Amen and Amen!
(Psalm 41:12-13).

God is our Refuge and Strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change, and though the mountains be shaken into the midst of the seas...
Be still, and know that I am God
; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!
(Psalm 46:1-2,10).

Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me away from Your presence, and do not take Your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, and uphold me with a willing Spirit. Then I will teach transgressors Your ways, and sinners shall be converted to You. O Lord, open my lips, and my mouth shall show forth Your praise. For You do not desire sacrifice, or else I would give it; You do not delight in burnt offering. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, a broken and a contrite heart- these, O God, You will not despise.
(Psalm 51:10-17).

But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God; I trust in the loving-kindness and mercy of God forever and ever
(Psalm 52:8).

Behold, God is my helper and ally; the Lord is my upholder and is with them who uphold my life. He will pay back evil to my enemies
(Psalm 54:4-5).

O God, You are my God; earnestly will I seek You; my soul thirsts for You; my flesh longs for You in a dry and thirsty land Where there is no water. Thus I will bless You while I live; I will lift up my hands in Your name
(Psalm 63:1 & 4).

You visit the earth and water it, You greatly enrich it; the river of God is full of water; You provide their grain, for so You have prepared it. You crown the year with Your bounty and goodness, and Your paths drip with abundance
(Psalm 65:9 & 11).

But let the righteous be glad; let them rejoice before God; Yes, let them rejoice exceedingly. A father of the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in His holy habitation. God sets the solitary in families; He brings out those who are bound into prosperity; but the rebellious dwell in a dry land
(Psalm 68:3,5-6).

Let them be ashamed and confounded Who seek my life; let them be turned back and confused Who desire my hurt. But I am poor and needy; make haste to me, O God! You are my help and my deliverer; O Lord, do not delay
(Psalm 70:2 & 5).

You will guide me with Your counsel, and afterward receive me to glory. But it is good for me to draw near to God; I have put my trust in the Lord God, that I may declare all Your works
(Psalm 73:24 & 28).

But God is the Judge: He puts down one, and exalts another. For in the hand of the Lord there is a cup (of His anger), and the wine is red (like blood) and fully mixed- He pours it out and all the wicked of the earth must drain it and drink its dregs
(Psalm 75:7-8).

I will (earnestly) recall the deeds of the Lord (what He has done for me)
(Psalm 77:11).

...telling to the generation to come the praises of the Lord, and His strength and His wonderful works that He has done. {For example, in Exodus}: in the daytime He led them with a (pillar of) cloud, and all the night with a light of fire. He brought streams (of water) out of the rock (at Rephidim and Kadesh), and caused waters to run down like rivers. And He rained down upon them manna to eat and gave them heaven's grain.
{We find this in Exodus 16:14 and John 6:31}.
(Psalm 78:4,14,16, & 24).

You called in trouble, and I delivered you... I am the Lord your your mouth wide, and I will fill it
(Psalm 81:7 & 10).

For the Lord God is a Sun and Shield; the Lord bestows (present) grace and favor- and future glory; no good thing will He withhold From those who walk uprightly
(Psalm 84:11).

(Lord), will You not revive us again, that Your people may rejoice in You?
(Psalm 85:6).

For You, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive, and abundant in mercy to all those who call upon You. In the day of my trouble I will call upon You, for You will answer me. Teach me Your way, O Lord- that I may walk and live in Your truth; direct and unite my heart to fear and honor Your name
(Psalm 86:5,7,11).

Lord, You have been our dwelling place in all generations. Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever You had formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God
(Psalm 90:1-2).

You shall not be afraid of the terror of the night, nor of the arrow (the evil plots and slanders of the wicked) that flies by day
(Psalm 91:5).

(Growing in grace) they shall still bring forth fruit in old age- they shall be full of sap (spiritual vitality) and flourishing (rich in trust, love, and contentment)
(Psalm 92:14).

In the multitude of my anxieties within me, Your comforts cheer and delight my soul
(Psalm 94:19).

Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth...
(Psalm 98:4).

The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in mercy. For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great is His mercy toward those who fear Him. As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us.
(Psalm 103:8,11-12).

Let the redeemed of the Lord say so...
(Psalm 107:2).

The works of the Lord are great- studied by all who have pleasure in them. He has given food to those who fear Him... The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; a good understanding have all those who do His commandments. His praise endures forever
(Psalm 111:2,5,10).

From the rising of the sun to its going down the Lord's name is to be praised
(Psalm 113:3).

It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man. The Lord is my Strength and Song, and He has become my Salvation. The stone which the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone. This was the Lord's doing- it is marvelous in our eyes. This is the day that the Lord has made- we will rejoice and be glad in it
(Psalm 118:8,14,22-24).

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path
(Psalm 119:105).

He will not allow your foot to be moved- He who keeps you will not slumber. The Lord is your keeper... The Lord shall preserve you from all evil- He will keep your life
(Psalm 121:3,5,7).

As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the Lord surrounds His people from this time forth and forever
(Psalm 125:2).

Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb is a reward
(Psalm 127:3).

...Deliver me from my persecutors, for they are stronger than I
(Psalm 142:6).

Keep me from the snares they have laid for me, and from the traps of the workers of iniquity
(Psalm 141:9).

...Cause me to know the way in which I should walk... Teach me to do Your will...
(Psalm 143:8,10).

Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised- and His greatness is unsearchable. The Lord is gracious and full of compassion, slow to anger and great in mercy. The Lord is near to all who call upon Him- to all who call upon Him in truth. He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him; He also will hear their cry and save them
(Psalm 145:3,8,18-19).

He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. The Lord takes pleasure in those who fear Him- in those who hope in His mercy
(Psalm 147:3,11).

For the Lord takes pleasure in His people- He will beautify the humble with salvation and adorn the wretched with victory
(Psalm 149:4).

Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord!
(Psalm 150:6)

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