The Book of Psalms
1 – The psalm of David which he sung to the Lord for the words of Chusi the son of Jemini. 2 Kings 16.
2 – O Lord my God, in thee have I put my trust: save me from all them that persecute me, and deliver me.
3 – Lest at any time he seize upon my soul like a lion, while there is no one to redeem me, nor to save.
4 – O Lord my God, if I have done this thing, if there be iniquity in my hands:
5 – If I have rendered to them that repaid me evils, let me deservedly fall empty before my enemies.
6 – Let the enemy pursue my soul, and take it, and tread down my life on the earth, and bring down my glory to the dust.
7 – Rise up, O Lord, in thy anger: and be thou exalted in the borders of my enemies. And arise, O Lord my God, in the precept which thou hast commanded:
8 – and a congregation of people shall surround thee. And for their sakes return thou on high.
9 – The Lord judgeth the people. Judge me, O Lord, according to my justice, and according to my innocence in me.
10 – The wickedness of sinners shall be brought to nought: and thou shalt direct the just: the searcher of hearts and reins is God.
11 – Just is my help from the Lord: who saveth the upright of heart.
12 – God is a just judge, strong and patient: is he angry every day?
13 – Except you will be converted, he will brandish his sword: he hath bent his bow and made it ready.
14 – And in it he hath prepared the instruments of death, he hath made ready his arrows for them that burn.
15 – Behold he hath been in labour with injustice; he hath conceived sorrow, and brought forth iniquity.
16 – He hath opened a pit and dug it; and he is fallen into the hole he made.
17 – His sorrow shall be turned on his own head: and his iniquity shall comedown upon his crown.
18 – I will give glory to the Lord according to his justice: and will sing to the name of the Lord the most high.
The Catholic Bible Online. Scriptures are from The Douay Rheims Catholic Bible 1582-1610 a.d. Version In the Public Domain. The Douay Rheims Bible is a translation of the Bible from the Latin Vulgate into English undertaken by members of the English College, Douai in the service of the Catholic Church.