The Book of Psalms
1 – Unto the end, a psalm for David, in an ecstasy.
2 – In thee, O Lord, have I hoped, Iet me never be confounded: deliver me in thy justice.
3 – Bow down thy ear to me: make haste to deliver me. Be thou unto me a God, a protector, and a house of refuge, to save me.
4 – For thou art my strength and my refuge; and for thy name’s sake thou wilt lead me, and nourish me.
5 – Thou wilt bring me out of this snare, which they have hidden for me: for thou art my protector.
6 – Into thy hands I commend my spirit: thou hast redeemed me, O Lord, the God of truth.
7 – Thou hast hated them that regard vanities, to no purpose. But I have hoped in the Lord:
8 – I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy. For thou best regarded my humility, thou hast saved my soul out of distresses.
9 – And thou hast not shut me up in the hands of the enemy: thou hast set my feet in a spacious place.
10 – Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I am afflicted: my eye is troubled with wrath, my soul, and my belly:
11 – For my life is wasted with grief: and my years in sighs. My strength is weakened through poverty and my bones are disturbed.
12 – I am become a reproach among all my enemies, and very much to my neighbours; and a fear to my acquaintance. They that saw me without fled from me.
13 – I am forgotten as one dead from the heart. I am become as a vessel that is destroyed.
14 – For I have heard the blame of many that dwell round about. While they assembled together against me, they consulted to take away my life.
15 – But I have put my trust in thee, O Lord: I said: Thou art my God.
16 – My lots are in thy hands. Deliver me out of the hands of my enemies; and from them that persecute me.
17 – Make thy face to shine upon thy servant; save me in thy mercy.
18 – Let me not be confounded, O Lord, for I have called upon thee. Let the wicked be ashamed, and be brought down to hell.
19 – Let deceitful lips be made dumb. Which speak iniquity against the just, with pride and abuse.
20 – O how great is the multitude of thy sweetness, O Lord, which thou hast hidden for them that fear thee! Which thou hast wrought for them that hope in thee, in the sight of the sons of men.
21 – Thou shalt hide them in the secret of thy face, from the disturbance of men. Thou shalt protect them in thy tabernacle from the contradiction of tongues.
22 – Blessed be the Lord, for he hath shewn his wonderful mercy to me in a fortified city.
23 – But I said in the excess of my mind: I am cast away from before thy eyes. Therefore thou hast heard the voice of my prayer, when I cried to thee.
24 – O love the Lord, all ye his saints: for the Lord will require truth, and will repay them abundantly that act proudly.
25 – Do ye manfully, and let your heart be strengthened, all ye that hope in the Lord.
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