The Book of Psalms
1 – Alleluia. Give glory to the Lord, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.
2 – Who shall declare the powers of the Lord? who shall set forth all his praises?
3 – Blessed are they that keep judgment, and do justice at all times.
4 – Remember us, O Lord, in the favour of thy people: visit us with thy salvation.
5 – That we may see the good of thy chosen, that we may rejoice in the joy of thy nation: that thou mayst be praised with thy inheritance.
6 – We have sinned with our fathers: we have acted unjustly, we have wrought iniquity.
7 – Our fathers understood not thy wonders in Egypt: they remembered not the multitude of thy mercies: And they provoked to wrath going up to the sea, even the Red Sea.
8 – And he saved them for his own name’s sake: that he might make his power known.
9 – And he rebuked the Red Sea, and it was dried up: and he led them through the depths, as in a wilderness.
10 – And he saved them from the hand of them that hated them: and he redeemed them from the hand of the enemy.
11 – And the water covered them that afflicted them: there was not one of them left.
12 – And they believed his words: and they sang his praises.
13 – They had quickly done, they forgot his works: and they waited not for his counsels.
14 – And they coveted their desire in the desert: and they tempted God in the place without water.
15 – And he gave them their request: and sent fulness into their souls.
16 – And they provoked Moses in the camp, Aaron the holy one of the Lord.
17 – The earth opened and swallowed up Dathan: and covered the congregation of Abiron.
18 – And a fire was kindled in their congregation: the flame burned the wicked.
19 – They made also a calf in Horeb: and they adored the graven thing.
20 – And they changed their glory into the likeness of a calf that eateth grass.
21 – They forgot God, who saved them, who had done great things in Egypt,
22 – wondrous works in the land of Cham: terrible things in the Red Sea.
23 – And he said that he would destroy them: had not Moses his chosen stood before him in the breach: To turn away his wrath, lest he should destroy them.
24 – And they set at nought the desirable land. They believed not his word,
25 – and they murmured in their tents: they hearkened not to the voice of the Lord.
26 – And he lifted up his hand over them: to overthrow them in the desert;
27 – And to cast down their seed among the nations, and to scatter them in the countries.
28 – They also were initiated to Beelphegor: and ate the sacrifices of the dead.
29 – And they provoked him with their inventions: and destruction was multiplied among them.
30 – Then Phinees stood up, and pacified him: and the slaughter ceased.
31 – And it was reputed to him unto justice, to generation and generation for evermore.
32 – They provoked him also at the waters of contradiction: and Moses was afflicted for their sakes:
33 – because they exasperated his spirit. And he distinguished with his lips.
34 – They did not destroy the nations of which the Lord spoke unto them.
35 – And they were mingled among the heathens, and learned their works:
36 – and served their idols, and it became a stumblingblock to them.
37 – And they sacrificed their sons, and their daughters to devils.
38 – And they shed innocent blood: the blood of their sons and of their daughters which they sacrificed to the idols of Chanaan. And the land was polluted with blood,
39 – and was defiled with their works: and they went aside after their own inventions.
40 – And the Lord was exceedingly angry with his people: and he abhorred his inheritance.
41 – And he delivered them into the hands of the nations: and they that hated them had dominion over them.
42 – And their enemies afflicted them: and they were humbled under their hands:
43 – many times did he deliver them. But they provoked him with their counsel: and they were brought low by their iniquities.
44 – And he saw when they were in tribulation: and he heard their prayer.
45 – And he was mindful of his covenant: and repented according to the multitude of his mercies.
46 – And he gave them unto mercies, in the sight of all those that had made them captives.
47 – Save us, O Lord, our God: and gather us from among nations: That we may give thanks to thy holy name, and may glory in thy praise.
48 – Blessed be the Lord the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting: and let all the people say: So be it, so be it.
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