The Book of Psalms
1 – Unto the end, for the sons of Core, to give understanding.
2 – We have heard, O God, with our ears : our fathers have declared to us, The work, thou hast wrought in their days, and in the days of old.
3 – Thy hand destroyed the Gentiles, and thou plantedst them : thou didst afflict the people and cast them out.
4 – For they got not the possession of the land by their own sword : neither did their own arm save them. But thy right hand and thy arm, and the light of thy countenance : because thou wast pleased with them.
5 – Thou art thyself my king and my God, who commandest the saving of Jacob.
6 – Through thee we will push down our enemies with the horn : and through thy name we will despise them that rise up against us.
7 – For I will not trust in my bow : neither shall my sword save me.
8 – But thou hast saved us from them that afflict us : and hast put them to shame that hate us.
9 – In God shall we glory all the day long : and in thy name we will give praise for ever.
10 – But now thou hast cast us off, and put us to shame : and thou, O God, wilt not go out with our armies.
11 – Thou hast made us turn our back to our enemies : and they that hated us plundered for themselves.
12 – Thou hast given us up like sheep to be eaten : thou hast scattered us among the nations.
13 – Thou hast sold thy people for no price : and there was no reckoning in the exchange of them.
14 – Thou hast made us a reproach to our neighbours, a scoff and derision to them that are round about us.
15 – Thou hast made us a byword among the Gentiles : a shaking of the head among the people.
16 – All the day long my shame is before me : and the confusion of my face hath covered me,
17 – At the voice of him that reproacheth and detracteth me : at the face of the enemy and persecutor.
18 – All these things have come upon us, yet we have not forgotten thee : and we have not done wickedly in they covenant.
19 – And our heart hath not turned back : neither hast thou turned aside our steps from thy way.
20 – For thou hast humbled us in the place of affliction : and the shadow of death hath covered us.
21 – If we have forgotten the name of our God, and if we have spread forth our hands to a strange god :
22 – Shall not God search out these things : for he knoweth the secrets of the heart. Because for thy sake we are killed all the day long : we are counted as sheep for the slaughter.
23 – Arise, why sleepest thou, O Lord? arise, and cast us not off to the end.
24 – Why turnest thou face away? and forgettest our want and our trouble?
25 – For our soul is humbled down to the dust : our belly cleaveth to the earth.
26 – Arise, O Lord, help us and redeem us for thy name’s sake.
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