Psalms

Chapter 1

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1 Happy is the man that hath not walked in the counsel of the wicked, {N}
nor stood in the way of sinners, nor sat in the seat of the scornful.
, ; , . 2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in His law doth he meditate day and night.
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3 And he shall be like a tree planted by streams of water, {N}
that bringeth forth its fruit in its season, and whose leaf doth not wither; and in whatsoever he doeth he shall prosper.
- : -, - . 4 Not so the wicked; but they are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.
-, - --; , . 5 Therefore the wicked shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
- , ; . 6 For the LORD regardeth the way of the righteous; but the way of the wicked shall perish. {P}

Chapter 2

, ; , -. 1 Why are the nations in an uproar? And why do the peoples mutter in vain?
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2 The kings of the earth stand up, and the rulers take counsel together, {N}
against the LORD, and against His anointed:
, -; . 3 'Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.'
: , -. 4 He that sitteth in heaven laugheth, the Lord hath them in derision.
; . 5 Then will He speak unto them in His wrath, and affright them in His sore displeasure:
, : -, -. 6 'Truly it is I that have established My king upon Zion, My holy mountain.'
, -: , --, . 7 I will tell of the decree: the LORD said unto me: 'Thou art My son, this day have I begotten thee.
-- , ; , -. 8 Ask of Me, and I will give the nations for thine inheritance, and the ends of the earth for thy possession.
, : . 9 Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.'
, ; , . 10 Now therefore, O ye kings, be wise; be admonished, ye judges of the earth.
- ; , . 11 Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling.
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12 Do homage in purity, lest He be angry, and ye perish in the way, when suddenly His wrath is kindled. {N}
Happy are all they that take refuge in Him. {P}

Chapter 3

: , . 1 A Psalm of David, when he fled from Absalom his son.
, - ; , . 2 LORD, how many are mine adversaries become! Many are they that rise up against me.
, : . 3 Many there are that say of my soul: 'There is no salvation for him in God.' Selah
, ; , . 4 But thou, O LORD, art a shield about me; my glory, and the lifter up of my head.
, - ; . 5 With my voice I call unto the LORD, and He answereth me out of His holy mountain. Selah
, ; -- . 6 I lay me down, and I sleep; I awake, for the LORD sustaineth me.
-, -- , . 7 I am not afraid of ten thousands of people, that have set themselves against me round about.
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8 Arise, O LORD; save me, O my God; for Thou hast smitten all mine enemies upon the cheek, {N}
Thou hast broken the teeth of the wicked.
; - . 9 Salvation belongeth unto the LORD; Thy blessing be upon Thy people. Selah {P}

Chapter 4

, . 1 For the Leader; with string-music. A Psalm of David.
, --, ; , . 2 Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness, Thou who didst set me free when I was in distress; be gracious unto me, and hear my prayer.
, - -- ; . 3 O ye sons of men, how long shall my glory be put to shame, in that ye love vanity, and seek after falsehood? Selah
--- , ; , . 4 But know that the LORD hath set apart the godly man as His own; the LORD will hear when I call unto Him.
, -: , -; . 5 Tremble, and sin not; commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah
-; , -. 6 Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put your trust in the LORD.
, --: , . 7 Many there are that say: 'Oh that we could see some good!' LORD, lift Thou up the light of Thy countenance upon us.
; . 8 Thou hast put gladness in my heart, more than when their corn and their wine increase.
, : - ; , . 9 In peace will I both lay me down and sleep; for Thou, LORD, makest me dwell alone in safety. {P}

Chapter 5

-, . 1 For the Leader; upon the Nehiloth. A Psalm of David.
; . 2 Give ear to my words, O LORD, consider my meditation.
, -- : -, . 3 Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God; for unto Thee do I pray.
--, ; -, . 4 O LORD, in the morning shalt Thou hear my voice; in the morning will I order my prayer unto Thee, and will look forward.
, : . 5 For Thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness; evil shall not sojourn with Thee.
- , ; , - . 6 The boasters shall not stand in Thy sight; Thou hatest all workers of iniquity.
, : - , . 7 Thou destroyest them that speak falsehood; the LORD abhorreth the man of blood and of deceit.
-- , ; --, . 8 But as for me, in the abundance of Thy lovingkindness will I come into Thy house; I will bow down toward Thy holy temple in the fear of Thee.
, -- ; () . 9 O LORD, lead me in Thy righteousness because of them that lie in wait for me; make Thy way straight before my face.
, -- : - ; , . 10 For there is no sincerity in their mouth; their inward part is a yawning gulf, their throat is an open sepulchre; they make smooth their tongue.
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11 Hold them guilty, O God, let them fall by their own counsels; {N}
cast them down in the multitude of their transgressions; for they have rebelled against Thee.
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12 So shall all those that take refuge in Thee rejoice, they shall ever shout for joy, and Thou shalt shelter them; {N}
let them also that love Thy name exult in Thee.
-, : --, . 13 For Thou dost bless the righteous; O LORD, Thou dost encompass him with favour as with a shield. {P}

Chapter 6

, -; . 1 For the Leader; with string-music; on the Sheminith. A Psalm of David.
, - ; - . 2 O LORD, rebuke me not in Thine anger, neither chasten me in Thy wrath.
, -: -- . 3 Be gracious unto me, O LORD, for I languish away; heal me, O LORD, for my bones are affrighted.
, ; () , -. 4 My soul also is sore affrighted; and Thou, O LORD, how long?
, ; , . 5 Return, O LORD, deliver my soul; save me for Thy mercy's sake.
; , -. 6 For in death there is no remembrance of Thee; in the nether-world who will give Thee thanks?
, -- -, ; , . 7 I am weary with my groaning; every night make I my bed to swim; I melt away my couch with my tears.
; , -. 8 Mine eye is dimmed because of vexation; it waxeth old because of all mine adversaries.
, - : - , . 9 Depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity; for the LORD hath heard the voice of my weeping.
, ; , . 10 The LORD hath heard my supplication; the LORD receiveth my prayer.
, ---; , . 11 All mine enemies shall be ashamed and sore affrighted; they shall turn back, they shall be ashamed suddenly. {P}

Chapter 7

, : - ----, -. 1 Shiggaion of David, which he sang unto the LORD, concerning Cush a Benjamite.
, ; -, . 2 O LORD my God, in Thee have I taken refuge; save me from all them that pursue me, and deliver me;
- ; , . 3 Lest he tear my soul like a lion, rending it in pieces, while there is none to deliver.
, - ; -- . 4 O LORD my God, if I have done this; if there be iniquity in my hands;
-, ; . 5 If I have requited him that did evil unto me, or spoiled mine adversary unto emptiness;
, -- ; , . 6 Let the enemy pursue my soul, and overtake it, and tread my life down to the earth; yea, let him lay my glory in the dust. Selah
, --, ; , . 7 Arise, O LORD, in Thine anger, lift up Thyself in indignation against mine adversaries; yea, awake for me at the judgment which Thou hast commanded.
, ; , . 8 And let the congregation of the peoples compass Thee about, and over them return Thou on high.
, : ; . 9 O LORD, who ministerest judgment to the peoples, judge me, O LORD, according to my righteousness, and according to mine integrity that is in me.
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10 Oh that a full measure of evil might come upon the wicked, and that Thou wouldest establish the righteous; {N}
for the righteous God trieth the heart and reins.
-; , -. 11 My shield is with God, who saveth the upright in heart.
, ; , -. 12 God is a righteous judge, yea, a God that hath indignation every day:
- , ; , . 13 If a man turn not, He will whet His sword, He hath bent His bow, and made it ready;
, ; , . 14 He hath also prepared for him the weapons of death, yea, His arrows which He made sharp.
-; , . 15 Behold, he travaileth with iniquity; yea, he conceiveth mischief, and bringeth forth falsehood.
, ; , . 16 He hath digged a pit, and hollowed it, and is fallen into the ditch which he made.
; , . 17 His mischief shall return upon his own head, and his violence shall come down upon his own pate.
; , - . 18 I will give thanks unto the LORD according to His righteousness; and will sing praise to the name of the LORD Most High. {P}

Chapter 8

-, . 1 For the Leader; upon the Gittith. A Psalm of David.
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2 O LORD, our Lord, how glorious is Thy name in all the earth! {N}
whose majesty is rehearsed above the heavens.
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3 Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast Thou founded strength, {N}
because of Thine adversaries; that Thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.
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4 When I behold Thy heavens, the work of Thy fingers, {N}
the moon and the stars, which Thou hast established;
- -; -, . 5 What is man, that Thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that Thou thinkest of him?
, ; . 6 Yet Thou hast made him but little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour.
, ; , -. 7 Thou hast made him to have dominion over the works of Thy hands; Thou hast put all things under his feet:
; , . 8 Sheep and oxen, all of them, yea, and the beasts of the field;
, ; , . 9 The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea; whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas.
: - , -. 10 O LORD, our Lord, how glorious is Thy name in all the earth! {P}

Chapter 9

, - ; . 1 For the Leader; upon Muthlabben. A Psalm of David.
, -; , -. 2 I will give thanks unto the LORD with my whole heart; I will tell of all Thy marvellous works.
; . 3 I will be glad and exult in Thee; I will sing praise to Thy name, O Most High:
- ; , . 4 When mine enemies are turned back, they stumble and perish at Thy presence;
-, ; , . 5 For Thou hast maintained my right and my cause; Thou sattest upon the throne as the righteous Judge.
, ; , . 6 Thou hast rebuked the nations, Thou hast destroyed the wicked, Thou hast blotted out their name for ever and ever.
, --; -- . 7 O thou enemy, the waste places are come to an end for ever; and the cities which thou didst uproot, their very memorial is perished.
, ; . 8 But the LORD is enthroned for ever; He hath established His throne for judgment.
, - ; , . 9 And He will judge the world in righteousness, He will minister judgment to the peoples with equity.
; , . 10 The LORD also will be a high tower for the oppressed, a high tower in times of trouble;
, : - . 11 And they that know Thy name will put their trust in Thee; for Thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek Thee.
--, ; , . 12 Sing praises to the LORD, who dwelleth in Zion; declare among the peoples His doings.
- , ; -, (). 13 For He that avengeth blood hath remembered them; He hath not forgotten the cry of the humble.
-- , ; , . 14 Be gracious unto me, O LORD, behold mine affliction at the hands of them that hate me; Thou that liftest me up from the gates of death;
, -: ---, . 15 That I may tell of all Thy praise in the gates of the daughter of Zion, that I may rejoice in Thy salvation.
, ; - , . 16 The nations are sunk down in the pit that they made; in the net which they hid is their own foot taken.
, -- : , ; . 17 The LORD hath made Himself known, He hath executed judgment, the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion. Selah
: -, . 18 The wicked shall return to the nether-world, even all the nations that forget God.
, ; (), . 19 For the needy shall not alway be forgotten, nor the expectation of the poor perish for ever.
, - ; , -. 20 Arise, O LORD, let not man prevail; let the nations be judged in Thy sight.
, --: -- . 21 Set terror over them, O LORD; let the nations know they are but men. Selah {P}

Chapter 10

, ; , . 1 Why standest Thou afar off, O LORD? Why hidest Thou Thyself in times of trouble?
, ; , . 2 Through the pride of the wicked the poor is hotly pursued, they are taken in the devices that they have imagined.
- , - ; , . 3 For the wicked boasteth of his heart's desire, and the covetous vaunteth himself, though he contemn the LORD.
-- , -; , -. 4 The wicked, in the pride of his countenance [, saith]: 'He will not require'; all his thoughts are: 'There is no God.'
, --- , ; -, . 5 His ways prosper at all times; Thy judgments are far above out of his sight; as for all his adversaries, he puffeth at them.
, -; , -. 6 He saith in his heart: 'I shall not be moved, I who to all generations shall not be in adversity.'
, -- ; , . 7 His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and oppression; under his tongue is mischief and iniquity.
, --, ; , . 8 He sitteth in the lurking-places of the villages; in secret places doth he slay the innocent; his eyes are on the watch for the helpless.
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9 He lieth in wait in a secret place as a lion in his lair, he lieth in wait to catch the poor; {N}
he doth catch the poor, when he draweth him up in his net.
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, ; , - . 11 He hath said in his heart: 'God hath forgotten; He hideth His face; He will never see.'
--, ; - (). 12 Arise, O LORD; O God, lift up Thy hand; forget not the humble.
-, ; , . 13 Wherefore doth the wicked contemn God, and say in his heart: 'Thou wilt not require'?
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14 Thou hast seen; for Thou beholdest trouble and vexation, to requite them with Thy hand; {N}
unto Thee the helpless committeth himself; Thou hast been the helper of the fatherless.
, ; , - -. 15 Break Thou the arm of the wicked; and as for the evil man, search out his wickedness, till none be found.
, ; , . 16 The LORD is King for ever and ever; the nations are perished out of His land.
; , . 17 LORD, Thou hast heard the desire of the humble: Thou wilt direct their heart, Thou wilt cause Thine ear to attend;
, : - -- , -. 18 To right the fatherless and the oppressed, that man who is of the earth may be terrible no more. {P}

Chapter 11

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1 For the Leader. [A Psalm] of David. {N}
In the LORD have I taken refuge; how say ye to my soul: 'Flee thou! to your mountain, ye birds'?
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2 For, lo, the wicked bend the bow, they have made ready their arrow upon the string, {N}
that they may shoot in darkness at the upright in heart.
, -- , -. 3 When the foundations are destroyed, what hath the righteous wrought?
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4 The LORD is in His holy temple, the LORD, His throne is in heaven; {N}
His eyes behold, His eyelids try, the children of men.
, : , -- . 5 The LORD trieth the righteous; but the wicked and him that loveth violence His soul hateth.
-, : , -- . 6 Upon the wicked He will cause to rain coals; fire and brimstone and burning wind shall be the portion of their cup.
- , ; , . 7 For the LORD is righteous, He loveth righteousness; the upright shall behold His face. {P}

Chapter 12

-, . 1 For the Leader; on the Sheminith. A Psalm of David.
, - : - , . 2 Help, LORD; for the godly man ceaseth; for the faithful fail from among the children of men.
, -- -: -- . 3 They speak falsehood every one with his neighbour; with flattering lip, and with a double heart, do they speak.
, - -- , . 4 May the LORD cut off all flattering lips, the tongue that speaketh proud things!
, -- : . 5 Who have said: 'Our tongue will we make mighty; our lips are with us: who is lord over us?'
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6 'For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, {N}
now will I arise', saith the LORD; 'I will set him in safety at whom they puff.'
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7 The words of the LORD are pure words, {N}
as silver tried in a crucible on the earth, refined seven times.
- ; , - . 8 Thou wilt keep them, O LORD; Thou wilt preserve us from this generation for ever.
, ; , . 9 The wicked walk on every side, when vileness is exalted among the sons of men. {P}

Chapter 13

, . 1 For the Leader. A Psalm of David.
- , ; -, - . 2 How long, O LORD, wilt Thou forget me for ever? How long wilt Thou hide Thy face from me?
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3 How long shall I take counsel in my soul, having sorrow in my heart by day? {N}
How long shall mine enemy be exalted over me?
, ; , - . 4 Behold Thou, and answer me, O LORD my God; lighten mine eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death;
- ; , . 5 Lest mine enemy say: 'I have prevailed against him'; lest mine adversaries rejoice when I am moved.
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6 But as for me, in Thy mercy do I trust; my heart shall rejoice in Thy salvation. {N}
I will sing unto the LORD, because He hath dealt bountifully with me. {P}

Chapter 14

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1 For the Leader. [A Psalm] of David. {N}
The fool hath said in his heart: 'There is no God'; {N}
they have dealt corruptly, they have done abominably; there is none that doeth good.
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2 The LORD looked forth from heaven upon the children of men, {N}
to see if there were any man of understanding, that did seek after God.
, : ---, -. 3 They are all corrupt, they are together become impure; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
, --: , ; , . 4 'Shall not all the workers of iniquity know it, who eat up My people as they eat bread, and call not upon the LORD?'
, : -, . 5 There are they in great fear; for God is with the righteous generation.
- : . 6 Ye would put to shame the counsel of the poor, but the LORD is his refuge.
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7 Oh that the salvation of Israel {N}
were come out of Zion! When the LORD turneth the captivity of His people, let Jacob rejoice, let Israel be glad. {P}

Chapter 15

, : , - ; -, . 1 A Psalm of David. LORD, who shall sojourn in Thy tabernacle? Who shall dwell upon Thy holy mountain?
, ; , . 2 He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh truth in his heart;
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4 In whose eyes a vile person is despised, but he honoureth them that fear the LORD; {N}
he that sweareth to his own hurt, and changeth not;
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5 He that putteth not out his money on interest, nor taketh a bribe against the innocent. {N}
He that doeth these things shall never be moved. {P}

Chapter 16

: , - . 1 Michtam of David. Keep me, O God; for I have taken refuge in Thee.
, ; , -. 2 I have said unto the LORD: 'Thou art my Lord; I have no good but in Thee';
, - ; , --. 3 As for the holy that are in the earth, they are the excellent in whom is all my delight.
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4 Let the idols of them be multiplied that make suit unto another; {N}
their drink-offerings of blood will I not offer, nor take their names upon my lips.
, - -- , . 5 O LORD, the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup, Thou maintainest my lot.
-, ; -, . 6 The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage.
---, ; -, . 7 I will bless the LORD, who hath given me counsel; yea, in the night seasons my reins instruct me.
: , -. 8 I have set the LORD always before me; surely He is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.
, -- ; -, . 9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth; my flesh also dwelleth in safety;
, - ; - , . 10 For Thou wilt not abandon my soul to the nether-world; neither wilt Thou suffer Thy godly one to see the pit.
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11 Thou makest me to know the path of life; {N}
in Thy presence is fulness of joy, in Thy right hand bliss for evermore. {P}

Chapter 17

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1 A Prayer of David. {N}
Hear the right, O LORD, attend unto my cry; give ear unto my prayer {N}
from lips without deceit.
, ; , . 2 Let my judgment come forth from Thy presence; let Thine eyes behold equity.
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3 Thou hast tried my heart, Thou hast visited it in the night; Thou hast tested me, and Thou findest not {N}
that I had a thought which should not pass my mouth.
, -- , . 4 As for the doings of men, by the word of Thy lips I have kept me from the ways of the violent.
, ; - . 5 My steps have held fast to Thy paths, my feet have not slipped.
- - ; - , . 6 As for me, I call upon Thee, for Thou wilt answer me, O God; incline Thine ear unto me, hear my speech.
, -- , . 7 Make passing great Thy mercies, O Thou that savest by Thy right hand from assailants them that take refuge in Thee.
, -; , . 8 Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me in the shadow of Thy wings,
, ; , . 9 From the wicked that oppress, my deadly enemies, that compass me about.
; , . 10 Their gross heart they have shut tight, with their mouth they speak proudly.
, (); , . 11 At our every step they have now encompassed us; they set their eyes to cast us down to the earth.
--, ; , . 12 He is like a lion that is eager to tear in pieces, and like a young lion lurking in secret places.
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13 Arise, O LORD, confront him, cast him down; {N}
deliver my soul from the wicked, by Thy sword;
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14 From men, by Thy hand, O LORD, from men of the world, {N}
whose portion is in this life, and whose belly Thou fillest with Thy treasure; {N}
who have children in plenty, and leave their abundance to their babes.
--, ; , . 15 As for me, I shall behold Thy face in righteousness; I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with Thy likeness. {P}

Chapter 18

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1 For the Leader. [A Psalm] of David the servant of the LORD, {N}
who spoke unto the LORD the words of this song {N}
in the day that the LORD delivered him from the hand of all his enemies, and from the hand of Saul;
-- . 2 And he said: I love thee, O LORD, my strength.
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3 The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; {N}
my God, my rock, in Him I take refuge; my shield, and my horn of salvation, my high tower.
, ; -, . 4 Praised, I cry, is the LORD, and I am saved from mine enemies.
-; . 5 The cords of Death compassed me, and the floods of Belial assailed me.
; , . 6 The cords of Sheol surrounded me; the snares of Death confronted me.
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7 In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried unto my God; {N}
out of His temple He heard my voice, and my cry came before Him unto His ears.
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8 Then the earth did shake and quake, the foundations also of the mountains did tremble; {N}
they were shaken, because He was wroth.
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9 Smoke arose up in His nostrils, and fire out of His mouth did devour; {N}
coals flamed forth from Him.
, ; , . 10 He bowed the heavens also, and came down; and thick darkness was under His feet.
-, ; , --. 11 And He rode upon a cherub, and did fly; yea, He did swoop down upon the wings of the wind.
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12 He made darkness His hiding-place, His pavilion round about Him; {N}
darkness of waters, thick clouds of the skies.
, : --, -. 13 At the brightness before Him, there passed through His thick clouds hailstones and coals of fire.
, --, ; , -. 14 The LORD also thundered in the heavens, and the Most High gave forth His voice; hailstones and coals of fire.
, ; , . 15 And He sent out His arrows, and scattered them; and He shot forth lightnings, and discomfited them.
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16 And the channels of waters appeared, and the foundations of the world were laid bare, {N}
at Thy rebuke, O LORD, at the blast of the breath of Thy nostrils.
, ; , . 17 He sent from on high, He took me; He drew me out of many waters.
, ; , - . 18 He delivered me from mine enemy most strong, and from them that hated me, for they were too mighty for me.
-; - . 19 They confronted me in the day of my calamity; but the LORD was a stay unto me.
; , . 20 He brought me forth also into a large place; He delivered me, because He delighted in me.
; , . 21 The LORD rewarded me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands hath He recompensed me.
-, ; -, . 22 For I have kept the ways of the LORD, and have not wickedly departed from my God.
- ; , - . 23 For all His ordinances were before me, and I put not away His statutes from me.
; , ‍. 24 And I was single-hearted with Him, and I kept myself from mine iniquity.
- ; , . 25 Therefore hath the LORD recompensed me according to my righteousness, according to the cleanness of my hands in His eyes.
- ; - , . 26 With the merciful Thou dost show Thyself merciful, with the upright man Thou dost show Thyself upright;
- ; -, . 27 With the pure Thou dost show Thyself pure; and with the crooked Thou dost show Thyself subtle.
-, - ; . 28 For Thou dost save the afflicted people; but the haughty eyes Thou dost humble.
-, ; , . 29 For Thou dost light my lamp; the LORD my God doth lighten my darkness.
-, ; , -. 30 For by Thee I run upon a troop; and by my God do I scale a wall.
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31 As for God, His way is perfect; {N}
the word of the LORD is tried; He is a shield unto all them that take refuge in Him.
, ; , . 32 For who is God, save the LORD? And who is a Rock, except our God?
, ; . 33 The God that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way straight;
, ; , . 34 Who maketh my feet like hinds', and setteth me upon my high places;
, ; -, . 35 Who traineth my hands for war, so that mine arms do bend a bow of brass.
-, : ; . 36 Thou hast also given me Thy shield of salvation, and Thy right hand hath holden me up; and Thy condescension hath made me great.
; , . 37 Thou hast enlarged my steps under me, and my feet have not slipped.
, ; -, -. 38 I have pursued mine enemies, and overtaken them; neither did I turn back till they were consumed.
, - ; , . 39 I have smitten them through, so that they are not able to rise; they are fallen under my feet.
, ; . 40 For Thou hast girded me with strength unto the battle; Thou hast subdued under me those that rose up against me.
, ; , . 41 Thou hast also made mine enemies turn their backs unto me, and I did cut off them that hate me.
-; -, . 42 They cried, but there was none to save; even unto the LORD, but He answered them not.
, --; . 43 Then did I beat them small as the dust before the wind; I did cast them out as the mire of the streets.
, -: , ; - . 44 Thou hast delivered me from the contentions of the people; Thou hast made me the head of the nations; a people whom I have not known serve me.
, ; -, -. 45 As soon as they hear of me, they obey me; the sons of the stranger dwindle away before me.
- ; , . 46 The sons of the stranger fade away, and come trembling out of their close places.
-, ; , . 47 The LORD liveth, and blessed be my Rock; and exalted be the God of my salvation;
-- ; . 48 Even the God that executeth vengeance for me, and subdueth peoples under me.
, : -, ; , . 49 He delivereth me from mine enemies; yea, Thou liftest me up above them that rise up against me; Thou deliverest me from the violent man.
-, ; . 50 Therefore I will give thanks unto Thee, O LORD, among the nations, and will sing praises unto Thy name.
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51 Great salvation giveth He to His king; {N}
and showeth mercy to His anointed, to David and to his seed, for evermore. {P}

Chapter 19

, . 1 For the Leader. A Psalm of David.
, -; , . 2 The heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament showeth His handiwork;
, ; , -. 3 Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night revealeth knowledge;
-, : , . 4 There is no speech, there are no words, neither is their voice heard.
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5 Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. {N}
In them hath He set a tent for the sun,
--, ; , . 6 Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run his course.
, -- -; , . 7 His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it; and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.
, ; , . 8 The law of the LORD is perfect, restoring the soul; the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.
, -; , . 9 The precepts of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.
, -- : - ; . 10 The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever; the ordinances of the LORD are true, they are righteous altogether;
--, ; , . 11 More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.
-, ; , . 12 Moreover by them is Thy servant warned; in keeping of them there is great reward.
-; . 13 Who can discern his errors? Clear Thou me from hidden faults.
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14 Keep back Thy servant also from presumptuous sins, that they may not have dominion over me; {N}
then shall I be faultless, and I shall be clear from great transgression.
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15 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable before Thee, {N}
O LORD, my Rock, and my Redeemer. {P}

Chapter 20

, . 1 For the Leader. A Psalm of David.
, ; , . 2 The LORD answer thee in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob set thee up on high;
- ; , . 3 Send forth thy help from the sanctuary, and support thee out of Zion;
-; . 4 Receive the memorial of all thy meal-offerings, and accept the fat of thy burnt-sacrifice; Selah
- ; - . 5 Grant thee according to thine own heart, and fulfil all thy counsel.
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6 We will shout for joy in thy victory, and in the name of our God we will set up our standards; {N}
the LORD fulfil all thy petitions.
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7 Now know I that the LORD saveth His anointed; {N}
He will answer him from His holy heaven with the mighty acts of His saving right hand.
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but we will make mention of the name of the LORD our God.
, ; , . 9 They are bowed down and fallen; but we are risen, and stand upright.
: , -. 10 Save, LORD; let the King answer us in the day that we call. {P}

Chapter 21

, . 1 For the Leader. A Psalm of David.
, -; , - () . 2 O LORD, in Thy strength the king rejoiceth; and in Thy salvation how greatly doth he exult!
, ; , - . 3 Thou hast given him his heart's desire, and the request of his lips Thou hast not withholden. Selah
-, ; , . 4 For Thou meetest him with choicest blessings; Thou settest a crown of fine gold on his head.
, -- ; , . 5 He asked life of Thee, Thou gavest it him; even length of days for ever and ever.
, ; , . 6 His glory is great through Thy salvation; honour and majesty dost Thou lay upon him.
- ; , -. 7 For Thou makest him most blessed for ever; Thou makest him glad with joy in Thy presence.
-, ; , -. 8 For the king trusteth in the LORD, yea, in the mercy of the Most High; he shall not be moved.
, -; , . 9 Thy hand shall be equal to all thine enemies; thy right hand shall overtake those that hate thee.
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10 Thou shalt make them as a fiery furnace in the time of thine anger; {N}
the LORD shall swallow them up in His wrath, and the fire shall devour them.
, ; , . 11 Their fruit shalt thou destroy from the earth, and their seed from among the children of men.
- ; , -. 12 For they intended evil against thee, they imagined a device, wherewith they shall not prevail.
, ; , -. 13 For thou shalt make them turn their back, thou shalt make ready with thy bowstrings against the face of them.
; , . 14 Be Thou exalted, O LORD, in Thy strength; so will we sing and praise Thy power. {P}

Chapter 22

, - ; . 1 For the Leader; upon Aijeleth ha-Shahar. A Psalm of David.
, ; , . 2 My God, my God, why hast Thou forsaken me, and art far from my help at the words of my cry?
-- , ; , - . 3 O my God, I call by day, but Thou answerest not; and at night, and there is no surcease for me.
-- , . 4 Yet Thou art holy, O Thou that art enthroned upon the praises of Israel.
, ; , . 5 In Thee did our fathers trust; they trusted, and Thou didst deliver them.
; -. 6 Unto Thee they cried, and escaped; in Thee did they trust, and were not ashamed.
-; , . 7 But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people.
-, ; , . 8 All they that see me laugh me to scorn; they shoot out the lip, they shake the head:
- ; , . 9 'Let him commit himself unto the LORD! let Him rescue him; let Him deliver him, seeing He delighteth in him.'
- ; , - . 10 For Thou art He that took me out of the womb; Thou madest me trust when I was upon my mother's breasts.
, ; , . 11 Upon Thee I have been cast from my birth; Thou art my God from my mother's womb.
- , - : - . 12 Be not far from me; for trouble is near; for there is none to help.
, ; . 13 Many bulls have encompassed me; strong bulls of Bashan have beset me round.
; , . 14 They open wide their mouth against me, as a ravening and a roaring lion.
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15 I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint; {N}
my heart is become like wax; it is melted in mine inmost parts.
, , , ; - . 16 My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue cleaveth to my throat; and Thou layest me in the dust of death.
, : , ; , . 17 For dogs have encompassed me; a company of evil-doers have inclosed me; like a lion, they are at my hands and my feet.
-; , -. 18 I may count all my bones; they look and gloat over me.
; -, . 19 They part my garments among them, and for my vesture do they cast lots.
, -; , . 20 But Thou, O LORD, be not far off; O Thou my strength, hasten to help me.
; -, . 21 Deliver my soul from the sword; mine only one from the power of the dog.
, ; . 22 Save me from the lion's mouth; yea, from the horns of the wild-oxen do Thou answer me.
; . 23 I will declare Thy name unto my brethren; in the midst of the congregation will I praise Thee.
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24 'Ye that fear the LORD, praise Him; all ye the seed of Jacob, glorify Him; {N}
and stand in awe of Him, all ye the seed of Israel.
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25 For He hath not despised nor abhorred the lowliness of the poor; neither hath He hid His face from him; {N}
but when he cried unto Him, He heard.'
, : -- , . 26 From Thee cometh my praise in the great congregation; I will pay my vows before them that fear Him.
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27 Let the humble eat and be satisfied; let them praise the LORD that seek after Him; {N}
may your heart be quickened for ever!
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28 All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn unto the LORD; {N}
and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before Thee.
, ; , . 29 For the kingdom is the LORD'S; and He is the ruler over the nations.
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30 All the fat ones of the earth shall eat and worship; all they that go down to the dust shall kneel before Him, {N}
even he that cannot keep his soul alive.
; . 31 A seed shall serve him; it shall be told of the Lord unto the next generation.
, : , . 32 They shall come and shall declare His righteousness unto a people that shall be born, that He hath done it. {P}

Chapter 23

: , . 1 A Psalm of David. The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
, ; - . 2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures; He leadeth me beside the still waters.
; -, . 3 He restoreth my soul; He guideth me in straight paths for His name's sake.
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4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for Thou art with me; {N}
Thy rod and Thy staff, they comfort me.
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5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies; {N}
Thou hast anointed my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
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6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; {N}
and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD for ever. {P}

Chapter 24

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1 A Psalm of David. {N}
The earth is the LORD'S, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.
-, - ; -, . 2 For He hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods.
- -; -, . 3 Who shall ascend into the mountain of the LORD? and who shall stand in His holy place?
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4 He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; {N}
who hath not taken My name in vain, and hath not sworn deceitfully.
, ; , . 5 He shall receive a blessing from the LORD, and righteousness from the God of his salvation.
, ; . 6 Such is the generation of them that seek after Him, that seek Thy face, even Jacob. Selah
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7 Lift up your heads, O ye gates, and be ye lifted up, ye everlasting doors; {N}
that the King of glory may come in.
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8 'Who is the King of glory?' {N}
'The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle.'
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9 Lift up your heads, O ye gates, yea, lift them up, ye everlasting doors; {N}
that the King of glory may come in.
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10 'Who then is the King of glory?' {N}
'The LORD of hosts; He is the King of glory.' Selah {P}

Chapter 25

: , . 1 [A Psalm] of David. Unto Thee, O LORD, do I lift up my soul.
-- , -; - . 2 O my God, in Thee have I trusted, let me not be ashamed; let not mine enemies triumph over me.
-, ; , . 3 Yea, none that wait for Thee shall be ashamed; they shall be ashamed that deal treacherously without cause.
, ; . 4 Show me Thy ways, O LORD; teach me Thy paths.
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5 Guide me in Thy truth, and teach me; for Thou art the God of my salvation; {N}
for Thee do I wait all the day.
- , : . 6 Remember, O LORD, Thy compassions and Thy mercies; for they have been from of old.
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7 Remember not the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions; {N}
according to Thy mercy remember Thou me, for Thy goodness' sake, O LORD.
- ; - . 8 Good and upright is the LORD; therefore doth He instruct sinners in the way.
, ; . 9 He guideth the humble in justice; and He teacheth the humble His way.
- , -- , . 10 All the paths of the LORD are mercy and truth unto such as keep His covenant and His testimonies.
- ; ‍, -. 11 For Thy name's sake, O LORD, pardon mine iniquity, for it is great.
- , -- , . 12 What man is he that feareth the LORD? Him will He instruct in the way that he should choose.
, ; , . 13 His soul shall abide in prosperity; and his seed shall inherit the land.
, ; , . 14 The counsel of the LORD is with them that fear Him; and His covenant, to make them know it.
, -: - . 15 Mine eyes are ever toward the LORD; for He will bring forth my feet out of the net.
- : - . 16 Turn Thee unto me, and be gracious unto me; for I am solitary and afflicted.
; , . 17 The troubles of my heart are enlarged; O bring Thou me out of my distresses.
, ; , -. 18 See mine affliction and my travail; and forgive all my sins.
- -; . 19 Consider how many are mine enemies, and the cruel hatred wherewith they hate me.
, ; -, - . 20 O keep my soul, and deliver me; let me not be ashamed, for I have taken refuge in Thee.
- : , . 21 Let integrity and uprightness preserve me, because I wait for Thee.
, --- , . 22 Redeem Israel, O God, out of all his troubles. {P}

Chapter 26

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1 [A Psalm] of David. Judge me, O LORD, for I have walked in mine integrity, {N}
and I have trusted in the LORD without wavering.
; () . 2 Examine me, O LORD, and try me; test my reins and my heart.
-, ; , . 3 For Thy mercy is before mine eyes; and I have walked in Thy truth.
-, --; , . 4 I have not sat with men of falsehood; neither will I go in with dissemblers.
, ; -, . 5 I hate the gathering of evil doers, and will not sit with the wicked.
; - . 6 I will wash my hands in innocency; so will I compass Thine altar, O LORD,
, ; , -. 7 That I may make the voice of thanksgiving to be heard, and tell of all Thy wondrous works.
--, ; , . 8 LORD, I love the habitation of Thy house, and the place where Thy glory dwelleth.
- - ; - . 9 Gather not my soul with sinners, nor my life with men of blood;
- ; , . 10 In whose hands is craftiness, and their right hand is full of bribes.
, ; . 11 But as for me, I will walk in mine integrity; redeem me, and be gracious unto me.
, ; , . 12 My foot standeth in an even place; in the congregations will I bless the LORD. {P}

Chapter 27

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1 [A Psalm] of David. The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? {N}
The LORD is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
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2 When evil-doers came upon me to eat up my flesh, {N}
even mine adversaries and my foes, they stumbled and fell.
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3 Though a host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; {N}
though war should rise up against me, even then will I be confident.
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4 One thing have I asked of the LORD, that will I seek after: {N}
that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, {N}
to behold the graciousness of the LORD, and to visit early in His temple.
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5 For He concealeth me in His pavilion in the day of evil; {N}
He hideth me in the covert of His tent; He lifteth me up upon a rock.
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6 And now shall my head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me; and I will offer in His tabernacle sacrifices with trumpet-sound; {N}
I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the LORD.
- ; . 7 Hear, O LORD, when I call with my voice, and be gracious unto me, and answer me.
, -- ; - . 8 In Thy behalf my heart hath said: 'Seek ye My face'; Thy face, LORD, will I seek.
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9 Hide not Thy face from me; put not Thy servant away in anger; {N}
Thou hast been my help; cast me not off, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation.
- ; . 10 For though my father and my mother have forsaken me, the LORD will take me up.
, : , --, . 11 Teach me Thy way, O LORD; and lead me in an even path, because of them that lie in wait for me.
-, : - -, . 12 Deliver me not over unto the will of mine adversaries; for false witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe out violence.
--, -: . 13 If I had not believed to look upon the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living!--
, -: , ; , -. 14 Wait on the LORD; be strong, and let thy heart take courage; yea, wait thou for the LORD. {P}

Chapter 28

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1 [A Psalm] of David. Unto thee, O LORD, do I call; my Rock, be not Thou deaf unto me; {N}
lest, if Thou be silent unto me, I become like them that go down into the pit.
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2 Hear the voice of my supplications, when I cry unto Thee, {N}
when I lift up my hands toward Thy holy Sanctuary.
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3 Draw me not away with the wicked, and with the workers of iniquity; {N}
who speak peace with their neighbours, but evil is in their hearts.
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4 Give them according to their deeds, and according to the evil of their endeavours; {N}
give them after the work of their hands; render to them their desert.
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5 Because they give no heed to the works of the LORD, nor to the operation of His hands; {N}
He will break them down and not build them up.
: -, . 6 Blessed be the LORD, because He hath heard the voice of my supplications.
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7 The LORD is my strength and my shield, in Him hath my heart trusted, and I am helped; {N}
therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth, and with my song will I praise Him.
-; . 8 The LORD is a strength unto them; and He is a stronghold of salvation to His anointed.
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9 Save Thy people, and bless Thine inheritance; {N}
and tend them, and carry them for ever. {P}

Chapter 29

, : , ; , . 1 A Psalm of David. Ascribe unto the LORD, O ye sons of might, ascribe unto the LORD glory and strength.
, ; , -. 2 Ascribe unto the LORD the glory due unto His name; worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.
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3 The voice of the LORD is upon the waters; {N}
the God of glory thundereth, even the LORD upon many waters.
- ; , . 4 The voice of the LORD is powerful; the voice of the LORD is full of majesty.
, ; , - . 5 The voice of the LORD breaketh the cedars; yea, the LORD breaketh in pieces the cedars of Lebanon.
-; , -. 6 He maketh them also to skip like a calf; Lebanon and Sirion like a young wild-ox.
- ; . 7 The voice of the LORD heweth out flames of fire.
, ; , . 8 The voice of the LORD shaketh the wilderness; the LORD shaketh the wilderness of Kadesh.
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9 The voice of the LORD maketh the hinds to calve, and strippeth the forests bare; {N}
and in His temple all say: 'Glory.'
, ; , . 10 The LORD sat enthroned at the flood; yea, the LORD sitteth as King for ever.
--, ; , - . 11 The LORD will give strength unto His people; the LORD will bless his people with peace. {P}

Chapter 30

: - . 1 A Psalm; a Song at the Dedication of the House; of David.
, ; - . 2 I will extol thee, O LORD, for Thou hast raised me up, and hast not suffered mine enemies to rejoice over me.
-- , . 3 O LORD my God, I cried unto Thee, and Thou didst heal me;
-- - ; , - (-) . 4 O LORD, Thou broughtest up my soul from the nether-world; Thou didst keep me alive, that I should not go down to the pit.
; , . 5 Sing praise unto the LORD, O ye His godly ones, and give thanks to His holy name.
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6 For His anger is but for a moment, His favour is for a life-time; {N}
weeping may tarry for the night, but joy cometh in the morning.
, -- - . 7 Now I had said in my security: 'I shall never be moved.'
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8 Thou hadst established, O LORD, in Thy favour my mountain as a stronghold-- {N}
Thou didst hide Thy face; I was affrighted.
; -, . 9 Unto Thee, O LORD, did I call, and unto the LORD I made supplication:
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10 'What profit is there in my blood, when I go down to the pit? {N}
Shall the dust praise Thee? shall it declare Thy truth?
- ; , - . 11 Hear, O LORD, and be gracious unto me; LORD, be Thou my helper.'
, : ; . 12 Thou didst turn for me my mourning into dancing; Thou didst loose my sackcloth, and gird me with gladness;
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13 So that my glory may sing praise to Thee, and not be silent; {N}
O LORD my God, I will give thanks unto Thee for ever. {P}

Chapter 31

, . 1 For the Leader. A Psalm of David.
- , - ; . 2 In thee, O LORD, have I taken refuge; let me never be ashamed; deliver me in Thy righteousness.
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3 Incline Thine ear unto me, deliver me speedily; {N}
be Thou to me a rock of refuge, even a fortress of defence, to save me.
- ; , . 4 For Thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for Thy name's sake lead me and guide me.
-- , : -, . 5 Bring me forth out of the net that they have hidden for me; for Thou art my stronghold.
, : -- . 6 Into Thy hand I commit my spirit; Thou hast redeemed me, O LORD, Thou God of truth.
, -; , - . 7 I hate them that regard lying vanities; but I trust in the LORD.
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8 I will be glad and rejoice in Thy lovingkindness; {N}
for Thou hast seen mine affliction, Thou hast taken cognizance of the troubles of my soul,
, -; . 9 And Thou hast not given me over into the hand of the enemy; Thou hast set my feet in a broad place.
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10 Be gracious unto me, O LORD, for I am in distress; {N}
mine eye wasteth away with vexation, yea, my soul and my body.
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11 For my life is spent in sorrow, and my years in sighing; {N}
my strength faileth because of mine iniquity, and my bones are wasted away.
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12 Because of all mine adversaries I am become a reproach, yea, unto my neighbours exceedingly, and a dread to mine acquaintance; {N}
they that see me without flee from me.
, ; , . 13 I am forgotten as a dead man out of mind; I am like a useless vessel.
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14 For I have heard the whispering of many, terror on every side; {N}
while they took counsel together against me, they devised to take away my life.
, ; , . 15 But as for me, I have trusted in Thee, O LORD; I have said: 'Thou art my God.'
; -, . 16 My times are in Thy hand; deliver me from the hand of mine enemies, and from them that persecute me.
, -; . 17 Make Thy face to shine upon Thy servant; save me in Thy lovingkindness.
---, ; , . 18 O LORD, let me not be ashamed, for I have called upon Thee; let the wicked be ashamed, let them be put to silence in the nether-world.
, -: - -- . 19 Let the lying lips be dumb, which speak arrogantly against the righteous, with pride and contempt.
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20 Oh how abundant is Thy goodness, which Thou hast laid up for them that fear Thee; {N}
which Thou hast wrought for them that take their refuge in Thee, in the sight of the sons of men!
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21 Thou hidest them in the covert of Thy presence from the plottings of man; {N}
Thou concealest them in a pavilion from the strife of tongues.
: , . 22 Blessed be the LORD; for He hath shown me His wondrous lovingkindness in an entrenched city.
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23 As for me, I said in my haste: 'I am cut off from before Thine eyes'; {N}
nevertheless Thou heardest the voice of my supplications when I cried unto Thee.
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24 O love the LORD, all ye His godly ones; {N}
the LORD preserveth the faithful, and plentifully repayeth him that acteth haughtily.
, -- -, . 25 Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all ye that wait for the LORD. {P}

Chapter 32

, : -; . 1 [A Psalm] of David. Maschil. Happy is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is pardoned.
-- ‍; . 2 Happy is the man unto whom the LORD counteth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile.
-, -- , -. 3 When I kept silence, my bones wore away through my groaning all the day long.
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4 For day and night Thy hand was heavy upon me; {N}
my sap was turned as in the droughts of summer. Selah
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5 I acknowledged my sin unto Thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid; {N}
I said: 'I will make confession concerning my transgressions unto the LORD'-- {N}
and Thou, Thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah
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6 For this let every one that is godly pray unto Thee in a time when Thou mayest be found; {N}
surely, when the great waters overflow, they will not reach unto him.
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7 Thou art my hiding-place; Thou wilt preserve me from the adversary; {N}
with songs of deliverance Thou wilt compass me about. Selah
, --- ; . 8 'I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go; I will give counsel, Mine eye being upon thee.'
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9 Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding; {N}
whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, that they come not near unto thee.
, : --, . 10 Many are the sorrows of the wicked; but he that trusteth in the LORD, mercy compasseth him about.
, ; , --. 11 Be glad in the LORD, and rejoice, ye righteous; and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart. {P}

Chapter 33

, ; , . 1 Rejoice in the LORD, O ye righteous, praise is comely for the upright.
; , -. 2 Give thanks unto the LORD with harp, sing praises unto Him with the psaltery of ten strings.
-, ; , . 3 Sing unto Him a new song; play skilfully amid shouts of joy.
- -; -, . 4 For the word of the LORD is upright; and all His work is done in faithfulness.
, ; , . 5 He loveth righteousness and justice; the earth is full of the lovingkindness of the LORD.
, ; , -. 6 By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of His mouth.
, ; . 7 He gathereth the waters of the sea together as a heap; He layeth up the deeps in storehouses.
, -; , - . 8 Let all the earth fear the LORD; let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him.
; -, . 9 For He spoke, and it was; He commanded, and it stood.
, -; , . 10 The LORD bringeth the counsel of the nations to nought; He maketh the thoughts of the peoples to be of no effect.
, ; , . 11 The counsel of the LORD standeth for ever, the thoughts of His heart to all generations.
, - ; , . 12 Happy is the nation whose God is the LORD; the people whom He hath chosen for His own inheritance.
, ; , -- . 13 The LORD looketh from heaven; He beholdeth all the sons of men;
- -- - . 14 From the place of His habitation He looketh intently upon all the inhabitants of the earth;
; , --. 15 He that fashioneth the hearts of them all, that considereth all their doings.
-, -; , - -. 16 A king is not saved by the multitude of a host; a mighty man is not delivered by great strength.
, ; , . 17 A horse is a vain thing for safety; neither doth it afford escape by its great strength.
, -; . 18 Behold, the eye of the LORD is toward them that fear Him, toward them that wait for His mercy;
; , . 19 To deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine.
, ; . 20 Our soul hath waited for the LORD; He is our help and our shield.
-, : . 21 For in Him doth our heart rejoice, because we have trusted in His holy name.
- : , . 22 Let Thy mercy, O LORD, be upon us, according as we have waited for Thee. {P}

Chapter 34

-- -, ; , . 1 [A Psalm] of David; when he changed his demeanour before Abimelech, who drove him away, and he departed.
- -; , . 2 I will bless the LORD at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.
, ; . 3 My soul shall glory in the LORD; the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad.
; . 4 O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt His name together.
- ; - . 5 I sought the LORD, and He answered me, and delivered me from all my fears.
; , -. 6 They looked unto Him, and were radiant; and their faces shall never be abashed.
, ; -, . 7 This poor man cried, and the LORD heard, and saved him out of all his troubles.
- ; . 8 The angel of the LORD encampeth round about them that fear Him, and delivereth them.
, - ; , -. 9 O consider and see that the LORD is good; happy is the man that taketh refuge in Him.
- : - , . 10 O fear the LORD, ye His holy ones; for there is no want to them that fear Him.
, ; , - -. 11 The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger; but they that seek the LORD want not any good thing.
-, -; , . 12 Come, ye children, hearken unto me; I will teach you the fear of the LORD.
-, ; , . 13 Who is the man that desireth life, and loveth days, that he may see good therein?
; , . 14 Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile.
, -; . 15 Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.
, -; , -. 16 The eyes of the LORD are toward the righteous, and His ears are open unto their cry.
, ; . 17 The face of the LORD is against them that do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.
, ; -, . 18 They cried, and the LORD heard, and delivered them out of all their troubles.
, -; -- . 19 The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart, and saveth such as are of a contrite spirit.
, ; , . 20 Many are the ills of the righteous, but the LORD delivereth him out of them all.
-; , . 21 He keepeth all his bones; not one of them is broken.
; . 22 Evil shall kill the wicked; and they that hate the righteous shall be held guilty.
, ; , - . 23 The LORD redeemeth the soul of His servants; and none of them that take refuge in Him shall be desolate. {P}

Chapter 35

: , -; , -. 1 A Psalm of David. Strive, O LORD, with them that strive with me; fight against them that fight against me.
; , . 2 Take hold of shield and buckler, and rise up to my help.
, ; , . 3 Draw out also the spear, and the battle-axe, against them that pursue me; say unto my soul: 'I am thy salvation.'
, : --, . 4 Let them be ashamed and brought to confusion that seek after my soul; let them be turned back and be abashed that devise my hurt.
, -; . 5 Let them be as chaff before the wind, the angel of the LORD thrusting them.
-, ; , . 6 Let their way be dark and slippery, the angel of the LORD pursuing them.
- -, ; , . 7 For without cause have they hid for me the pit, even their net, without cause have they digged for my soul.
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and let his net that he hath hid catch himself; with destruction let him fall therein.
, ; , . 9 And my soul shall be joyful in the LORD; it shall rejoice in His salvation.
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10 All my bones shall say: 'LORD, who is like unto Thee, {N}
who deliverest the poor from him that is too strong for him, yea, the poor and the needy from him that spoileth him?'
, : -, . 11 Unrighteous witnesses rise up; they ask me of things that I know not.
, : . 12 They repay me evil for good; bereavement is come to my soul.
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13 But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth, I afflicted my soul with fasting; {N}
and my prayer, may it return into mine own bosom.
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15 But when I halt they rejoice, and gather themselves together; {N}
the abjects gather themselves together against me, and those whom I know not; {N}
they tear me, and cease not;
, -- . 16 With the profanest mockeries of backbiting they gnash at me with their teeth.
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17 Lord, how long wilt Thou look on? {N}
Rescue my soul from their destructions, mine only one from the lions.
, ; . 18 I will give Thee thanks in the great congregation; I will praise Thee among a numerous people.
-- ; , -. 19 Let not them that are wrongfully mine enemies rejoice over me; neither let them wink with the eye that hate me without a cause.
, : --- , . 20 For they speak not peace; but they devise deceitful matters against them that are quiet in the land.
, : , ; . 21 Yea, they open their mouth wide against me; they say: 'Aha, aha, our eye hath seen it.'
, -; , - . 22 Thou hast seen, O LORD; keep not silence; O Lord, be not far from me.
, ; . 23 Rouse Thee, and awake to my judgment, even unto my cause, my God and my Lord.
, ; --. 24 Judge me, O LORD my God, according to Thy righteousness; and let them not rejoice over me.
- , ; -, . 25 Let them not say in their heart: 'Aha, we have our desire'; let them not say: 'We have swallowed him up.'
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26 Let them be ashamed and abashed together that rejoice at my hurt; {N}
let them be clothed with shame and confusion that magnify themselves against me.
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27 Let them shout for joy, and be glad, that delight in my righteousness; {N}
yea, let them say continually: 'Magnified be the LORD, who delighteth in the peace of His servant.'
, ; -, . 28 And my tongue shall speak of Thy righteousness, and of Thy praise all the day. {P}

Chapter 36

- . 1 For the Leader. [A Psalm] of David the servant of the LORD.
- , ; - , . 2 Transgression speaketh to the wicked, methinks--there is no fear of God before his eyes.
- ; ‍ . 3 For it flattereth him in his eyes, until his iniquity be found, and he be hated.
-, ; . 4 The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit; he hath left off to be wise, to do good.
, ---: , - -; , . 5 He deviseth iniquity upon his bed; he setteth himself in a way that is not good; he abhorreth not evil.
, ; , -. 6 Thy lovingkindness, O LORD, is in the heavens; Thy faithfulness reacheth unto the skies.
, ---, ; . 7 Thy righteousness is like the mighty mountains; Thy judgments are like the great deep; man and beast Thou preservest, O LORD.
- , : -- , . 8 How precious is Thy lovingkindness, O God! and the children of men take refuge in the shadow of Thy wings.
, ; . 9 They are abundantly satisfied with the fatness of Thy house; and Thou makest them drink of the river of Thy pleasures.
-, ; , -. 10 For with Thee is the fountain of life; in Thy light do we see light.
, ; , -. 11 O continue Thy lovingkindness unto them that know Thee; and Thy righteousness to the upright in heart.
-, ; -, -. 12 Let not the foot of pride overtake me, and let not the hand of the wicked drive me away.
, ; , - . 13 There are the workers of iniquity fallen; they are thrust down, and are not able to rise. {P}

Chapter 37

: - ; -, . 1 [A Psalm] of David. Fret not thyself because of evil-doers, neither be thou envious against them that work unrighteousness.
, ; , . 2 For they shall soon wither like the grass, and fade as the green herb.
, -; -, . 3 Trust in the LORD, and do good; dwell in the land, and cherish faithfulness.
-; -, . 4 So shalt thou delight thyself in the LORD; and He shall give thee the petitions of thy heart.
- ; , . 5 Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in Him, and He will bring it to pass.
; , . 6 And He will make thy righteousness to go forth as the light, and thy right as the noonday.
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7 Resign thyself unto the LORD, and wait patiently for Him; {N}
fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.
, ; -, -. 8 Cease from anger, and forsake wrath; fret not thyself, it tendeth only to evil-doing.
-, ; , -. 9 For evil-doers shall be cut off; but those that wait for the LORD, they shall inherit the land.
, ; - . 10 And yet a little while, and the wicked is no more; yea, thou shalt look well at his place, and he is not.
-; , - . 11 But the humble shall inherit the land, and delight themselves in the abundance of peace.
, ; . 12 The wicked plotteth against the righteous, and gnasheth at him with his teeth.
-: -, - . 13 The Lord doth laugh at him; for He seeth that his day is coming.
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14 The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow; {N}
to cast down the poor and needy, to slay such as are upright in the way;
, ; , . 15 Their sword shall enter into their own heart, and their bows shall be broken.
-, -- , . 16 Better is a little that the righteous hath than the abundance of many wicked.
, ; . 17 For the arms of the wicked shall be broken; but the LORD upholdeth the righteous.
, ; , . 18 The LORD knoweth the days of them that are wholehearted; and their inheritance shall be for ever.
-, ; . 19 They shall not be ashamed in the time of evil; and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied.
, , , ; . 20 For the wicked shall perish, and the enemies of the LORD shall be as the fat of lambs--they shall pass away in smoke, they shall pass away.
, ; , . 21 The wicked borroweth, and payeth not; but the righteous dealeth graciously, and giveth.
, ; , . 22 For such as are blessed of Him shall inherit the land; and they that are cursed of Him shall be cut off.
, - ; . 23 It is of the LORD that a man's goings are established; and He delighted in his way.
- -: -, . 24 Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down; for the LORD upholdeth his hand.
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25 I have been young, and now am old; {N}
yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.
-, ; , . 26 All the day long he dealeth graciously, and lendeth; and his seed is blessed.
, -; . 27 Depart from evil, and do good; and dwell for evermore.
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28 For the LORD loveth justice, and forsaketh not His saints; they are preserved for ever; {N}
but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off.
-; . 29 The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell therein for ever.
-, ; , . 30 The mouth of the righteous uttereth wisdom, and his tongue speaketh justice.
; . 31 The law of his God is in his heart; none of his steps slide.
, ; , . 32 The wicked watcheth the righteous, and seeketh to slay him.
, - ; , . 33 The LORD will not leave him in his hand, nor suffer him to be condemned when he is judged.
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34 Wait for the LORD, and keep His way, and He will exalt thee to inherit the land; {N}
when the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see it.
, ; , . 35 I have seen the wicked in great power, and spreading himself like a leafy tree in its native soil.
, ; , . 36 But one passed by, and, lo, he was not; yea, I sought him, but he could not be found.
-, : - . 37 Mark the man of integrity, and behold the upright; for there is a future for the man of peace.
, ; . 38 But transgressors shall be destroyed together; the future of the wicked shall be cut off.
, ; , . 39 But the salvation of the righteous is of the LORD; He is their stronghold in the time of trouble.
, : , --- . 40 And the LORD helpeth them, and delivereth them; He delivereth them from the wicked, and saveth them, because they have taken refuge in Him. {P}

Chapter 38

. 1 A Psalm of David, to make memorial.
--- ; . 2 O LORD, rebuke me not in Thine anger; neither chasten me in Thy wrath.
-, ; . 3 For Thine arrows are gone deep into me, and Thy hand is come down upon me.
- , ; - , . 4 There is no soundness in my flesh because of Thine indignation; neither is there any health in my bones because of my sin.
‍, ; , . 5 For mine iniquities are gone over my head; as a heavy burden they are too heavy for me.
, : , . 6 My wounds are noisome, they fester, because of my foolishness.
-; -, . 7 I am bent and bowed down greatly; I go mourning all the day.
-, ; , . 8 For my loins are filled with burning; and there is no soundness in my flesh.
-; , . 9 I am benumbed and sore crushed; I groan by reason of the moaning of my heart.
, -; , -. 10 Lord, all my desire is before Thee; and my sighing is not hid from Thee.
, ; - -, . 11 My heart fluttereth, my strength faileth me; as for the light of mine eyes, it also is gone from me.
, -- ; , . 12 My friends and my companions stand aloof from my plague; and my kinsmen stand afar off.
, , , ; , - . 13 They also that seek after my life lay snares for me; and they that seek my hurt speak crafty devices, and utter deceits all the day.
, ; , -. 14 But I am as a deaf man, I hear not; and I am as a dumb man that openeth not his mouth.
--, -; , . 15 Yea, I am become as a man that heareth not, and in whose mouth are no arguments.
- ; , . 16 For in Thee, O LORD, do I hope; Thou wilt answer, O Lord my God.
-, --; , . 17 For I said: 'Lest they rejoice over me; when my foot slippeth, they magnify themselves against me.'
-, ; . 18 For I am ready to halt, and my pain is continually before me.
-‍ ; , . 19 For I do declare mine iniquity; I am full of care because of my sin.
, ; . 20 But mine enemies are strong in health; and they that hate me wrongfully are multiplied.
, -- , - (-) . 21 They also that repay evil for good are adversaries unto me, because I follow the thing that is good.
- : , - . 22 Forsake me not, O LORD; O my God, be not far from me.
: , . 23 Make haste to help me, O Lord, my salvation. {P}

Chapter 39

(), . 1 For the Leader, for Jeduthun. A Psalm of David.
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2 I said: 'I will take heed to my ways, that I sin not with my tongue; {N}
I will keep a curb upon my mouth, while the wicked is before me.'
, ; . 3 I was dumb with silence; I held my peace, had no comfort; and my pain was held in check.
-, -- -; , . 4 My heart waxed hot within me; while I was musing, the fire kindled; then spoke I with my tongue:
, -- -; , - . 5 'LORD, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days, what it is; let me know how short-lived I am.
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6 Behold, Thou hast made my days as hand-breadths; and mine age is as nothing before Thee; {N}
surely every man at his best estate is altogether vanity. Selah
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7 Surely man walketh as a mere semblance; surely for vanity they are in turmoil; {N}
he heapeth up riches, and knoweth not who shall gather them.
- -- , . 8 And now, Lord, what wait I for? My hope, it is in Thee.
- ; , -. 9 Deliver me from all my transgressions; make me not the reproach of the base.
, -: . 10 I am dumb, I open not my mouth; because Thou hast done it.
; , . 11 Remove Thy stroke from off me; I am consumed by the blow of Thy hand.
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12 With rebukes dost Thou chasten man for iniquity, and like a moth Thou makest his beauty to consume away; {N}
surely every man is vanity. Selah
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13 Hear my prayer, O LORD, and give ear unto my cry; {N}
keep not silence at my tears; {N}
for I am a stranger with Thee, a sojourner, as all my fathers were.
-- . 14 Look away from me, that I may take comfort, before I go hence, and be no more.' {P}

Chapter 40

, . 1 For the Leader. A Psalm of David.
; , . 2 I waited patiently for the LORD; and He inclined unto me, and heard my cry.
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3 He brought me up also out of the tumultuous pit, out of the miry clay; {N}
and He set my feet upon a rock, He established my goings.
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4 And He hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God; {N}
many shall see, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD.
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5 Happy is the man that hath made the LORD his trust, {N}
and hath not turned unto the arrogant, nor unto such as fall away treacherously.
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6 Many things hast Thou done, O LORD my God, {N}
even Thy wonderful works, and Thy thoughts toward us; {N}
there is none to be compared unto Thee! If I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be told.
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7 Sacrifice and meal-offering Thou hast no delight in; mine ears hast Thou opened; {N}
burnt-offering and sin-offering hast Thou not required.
, -: -, . 8 Then said I: 'Lo, I am come with the roll of a book which is prescribed for me;
- ; , . 9 I delight to do Thy will, O my God; yea, Thy law is in my inmost parts.'
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10 I have preached righteousness in the great congregation, lo, I did not refrain my lips; {N}
O LORD, Thou knowest.
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11 I have not hid Thy righteousness within my heart; I have declared Thy faithfulness and Thy salvation; {N}
I have not concealed Thy mercy and Thy truth from the great congregation.
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12 Thou, O LORD, wilt not withhold Thy compassions from me; {N}
let Thy mercy and Thy truth continually preserve me.
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13 For innumerable evils have compassed me about, {N}
mine iniquities have overtaken me, so that I am not able to look up; {N}
they are more than the hairs of my head, and my heart hath failed me.
, ; , . 14 Be pleased, O LORD, to deliver me; O LORD, make haste to help me.
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15 Let them be ashamed and abashed together that seek after my soul to sweep it away; {N}
let them be turned backward and brought to confusion that delight in my hurt.
, - -- , . 16 Let them be appalled by reason of their shame that say unto me: 'Aha, aha.'
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17 Let all those that seek Thee rejoice and be glad in Thee; {N}
let such as love Thy salvation say continually: 'The LORD be magnified.'
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18 But, as for me, that am poor and needy, the Lord will account it unto me; {N}
Thou art my help and my deliverer; O my God, tarry not. {P}

Chapter 41

, . 1 For the Leader. A Psalm of David.
, -; , . 2 Happy is he that considereth the poor; the LORD will deliver him in the day of evil.
, -- () ; -, . 3 The LORD preserve him, and keep him alive, let him be called happy in the land; and deliver not Thou him unto the greed of his enemies.
--, - ; -, . 4 The LORD support him upon the bed of illness; mayest Thou turn all his lying down in his sickness.
-, ; , - . 5 As for me, I said: 'O LORD, be gracious unto me; heal my soul; for I have sinned against Thee.'
-- ; , . 6 Mine enemies speak evil of me: 'When shall he die, and his name perish?'
- , --, - ; . 7 And if one come to see me, he speaketh falsehood; his heart gathereth iniquity to itself; when he goeth abroad, he speaketh of it.
-- , -; -- . 8 All that hate me whisper together against me, against me do they devise my hurt:
-, ; , - . 9 'An evil thing cleaveth fast unto him; and now that he lieth, he shall rise up no more.'
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10 Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, who did eat of my bread, {N}
hath lifted up his heel against me.
, ; . 11 But Thou, O LORD, be gracious unto me, and raise me up, that I may requite them.
, - : - . 12 By this I know that Thou delightest in me, that mine enemy doth not triumph over me.
--, ; . 13 And as for me, Thou upholdest me because of mine integrity, and settest me before Thy face for ever.
, --, : . 14 Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, from everlasting and to everlasting. Amen, and Amen. {P}

Chapter 42

, -. 1 For the Leader; Maschil of the sons of Korah.
, ---- . 2 As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after Thee, O God.
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3 My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: {N}
'When shall I come and appear before God?'
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4 My tears have been my food day and night, {N}
while they say unto me all the day: 'Where is thy God?'
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5 These things I remember, and pour out my soul within me, {N}
how I passed on with the throng, and led them to the house of God, {N}
with the voice of joy and praise, a multitude keeping holyday.
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6 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why moanest thou within me? {N}
Hope thou in God; for I shall yet praise Him for the salvation of His countenance.
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7 O my God, my soul is cast down within me; {N}
therefore do I remember Thee from the land of Jordan, and the Hermons, from the hill Mizar.
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8 Deep calleth unto deep at the voice of Thy cataracts; {N}
all Thy waves and Thy billows are gone over me.
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9 By day the LORD will command His lovingkindness, and in the night His song shall be with me, {N}
even a prayer unto the God of my life.
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10 I will say unto God my Rock: 'Why hast Thou forgotten me? {N}
Why go I mourning under the oppression of the enemy?'
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11 As with a crushing in my bones, mine adversaries taunt me; {N}
while they say unto me all the day: 'Where is thy God?'
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12 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why moanest thou within me? {N}
Hope thou in God; for I shall yet praise Him, the salvation of my countenance, and my God. {P}

Chapter 43

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1 Be Thou my judge, O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation; {N}
O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man.
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2 For Thou art the God of my strength; why hast Thou cast me off? {N}
Why go I mourning under the oppression of the enemy?
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3 O send out Thy light and Thy truth; let them lead me; {N}
let them bring me unto Thy holy mountain, and to Thy dwelling-places.
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4 Then will I go unto the altar of God, unto God, my exceeding joy; {N}
and praise Thee upon the harp, O God, my God.
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5 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why moanest thou within me? {N}
Hope thou in God; for I shall yet praise Him, the salvation of my countenance, and my God. {P}

Chapter 44

- . 1 For the Leader; [a Psalm] of the sons of Korah. Maschil.
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2 O God, we have heard with our ears, our fathers have told us; {N}
a work Thou didst in their days, in the days of old.
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3 Thou with Thy hand didst drive out the nations, and didst plant them in; {N}
Thou didst break the peoples, and didst spread them abroad.
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4 For not by their own sword did they get the land in possession, neither did their own arm save them; {N}
but Thy right hand, and Thine arm, and the light of Thy countenance, because Thou wast favourable unto them.
- ; , . 5 Thou art my King, O God; command the salvation of Jacob.
, ; , . 6 Through Thee do we push down our adversaries; through Thy name do we tread them under that rise up against us.
; , . 7 For I trust not in my bow, neither can my sword save me.
, ; . 8 But Thou hast saved us from our adversaries, and hast put them to shame that hate us.
, -; , . 9 In God have we gloried all the day, and we will give thanks unto Thy name for ever. Selah
-, ; -, . 10 Yet Thou hast cast off, and brought us to confusion; and goest not forth with our hosts.
, -; , . 11 Thou makest us to turn back from the adversary; and they that hate us spoil at their will.
, ; , . 12 Thou hast given us like sheep to be eaten; and hast scattered us among the nations.
- -; -, . 13 Thou sellest Thy people for small gain, and hast not set their prices high.
, ; , . 14 Thou makest us a taunt to our neighbours, a scorn and a derision to them that are round about us.
, ; -, . 15 Thou makest us a byword among the nations, a shaking of the head among the peoples.
-, ; . 16 All the day is my confusion before me, and the shame of my face hath covered me,
, ; , . 17 For the voice of him that taunteth and blasphemeth; by reason of the enemy and the revengeful.
- , ; -, . 18 All this is come upon us; yet have we not forgotten Thee, neither have we been false to Thy covenant.
- ; , . 19 Our heart is not turned back, neither have our steps declined from Thy path;
, ; . 20 Though Thou hast crushed us into a place of jackals, and covered us with the shadow of death.
-, ; , . 21 If we had forgotten the name of our God, or spread forth our hands to a strange god;
, -: - , . 22 Would not God search this out? For He knoweth the secrets of the heart.
-, -; , . 23 Nay, but for Thy sake are we killed all the day; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
, ; , - . 24 Awake, why sleepest Thou, O Lord? Arouse Thyself, cast not off for ever.
- ; . 25 Wherefore hidest Thou Thy face, and forgettest our affliction and our oppression?
; . 26 For our soul is bowed down to the dust; our belly cleaveth unto the earth.
, ; , . 27 Arise for our help, and redeem us for Thy mercy's sake. {P}

Chapter 45

-, -; , . 1 For the Leader; upon Shoshannim; [a Psalm] of the sons of Korah. Maschil. A Song of loves.
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2 My heart overfloweth with a goodly matter; I say: 'My work is concerning a king'; {N}
my tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
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3 Thou art fairer than the children of men; grace is poured upon thy lips; {N}
therefore God hath blessed thee for ever.
- - -- , . 4 Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O mighty one, thy glory and thy majesty.
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5 And in thy majesty prosper, ride on, in behalf of truth and meekness and righteousness; {N}
and let thy right hand teach thee tremendous things.
, : , ; , . 6 Thine arrows are sharp--the peoples fall under thee--[they sink] into the heart of the king's enemies.
, ; , . 7 Thy throne given of God is for ever and ever; a sceptre of equity is the sceptre of thy kingdom.
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8 Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated wickedness; {N}
therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.
- , -; - , . 9 Myrrh, and aloes, and cassia are all thy garments; out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made thee glad.
, ; , . 10 Kings' daughters are among thy favourites; at thy right hand doth stand the queen in gold of Ophir.
- , ; , . 11 'Hearken, O daughter, and consider, and incline thine ear; forget also thine own people, and thy father's house;
: - , -. 12 So shall the king desire thy beauty; for he is thy lord; and do homage unto him.
-: , -- . 13 And, O daughter of Tyre, the richest of the people shall entreat thy favour with a gift.'
- - ; . 14 All glorious is the king's daughter within the palace; her raiment is of chequer work inwrought with gold.
, : , -- . 15 She shall be led unto the king on richly woven stuff; the virgins her companions in her train being brought unto thee.
, ; , . 16 They shall be led with gladness and rejoicing; they shall enter into the king's palace.
, ; , -. 17 Instead of thy fathers shall be thy sons, whom thou shalt make princes in all the land.
, - ; - , . 18 I will make thy name to be remembered in all generations; therefore shall the peoples praise thee for ever and ever. {P}

Chapter 46

--- - . 1 For the Leader; [a Psalm] of the sons of Korah; upon Alamoth. A Song.
, ; , . 2 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
- -, ; , . 3 Therefore will we not fear, though the earth do change, and though the mountains be moved into the heart of the seas;
; . 4 Though the waters thereof roar and foam, though the mountains shake at the swelling thereof. Selah
--, -; , . 5 There is a river, the streams whereof make glad the city of God, the holiest dwelling-place of the Most High.
, -; , . 6 God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved; God shall help her, at the approach of morning.
, ; , . 7 Nations were in tumult, kingdoms were moved; He uttered His voice, the earth melted.
; - . 8 The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our high tower. Selah
-, -- - . 9 Come, behold the works of the LORD, who hath made desolations in the earth.
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10 He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth; {N}
He breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder; He burneth the chariots in the fire.
, - ; , . 11 'Let be, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.'
; - . 12 The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our high tower. Selah {P}

Chapter 47

- . 1 For the Leader; a Psalm for the sons of Korah.
-, -; , . 2 O clap your hands, all ye peoples; shout unto God with the voice of triumph.
- ; , --. 3 For the LORD is most high, awful; a great King over all the earth.
; , . 4 He subdueth peoples under us, and nations under our feet.
- -; - . 5 He chooseth our inheritance for us, the pride of Jacob whom He loveth. Selah
, ; , . 6 God is gone up amidst shouting, the LORD amidst the sound of the horn.
; . 7 Sing praises to God, sing praises; sing praises unto our King, sing praises.
- -- . 8 For God is the King of all the earth; sing ye praises in a skilful song.
, -; , - . 9 God reigneth over the nations; God sitteth upon His holy throne.
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10 The princes of the peoples are gathered together, the people of the God of Abraham; {N}
for unto God belong the shields of the earth; He is greatly exalted. {P}

Chapter 48

, -. 1 A Song; a Psalm of the sons of Korah.
-- , -. 2 Great is the LORD, and highly to be praised, in the city of our God, His holy mountain,
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3 Fair in situation, the joy of the whole earth; {N}
even mount Zion, the uttermost parts of the north, the city of the great King.
, . 4 God in her palaces hath made Himself known for a stronghold.
- , ; . 5 For, lo, the kings assembled themselves, they came onward together.
, ; . 6 They saw, straightway they were amazed; they were affrighted, they hasted away.
, ; , . 7 Trembling took hold of them there, pangs, as of a woman in travail.
-- , . 8 With the east wind Thou breakest the ships of Tarshish.
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9 As we have heard, so have we seen {N}
in the city of the LORD of hosts, in the city of our God-- {N}
God establish it for ever. Selah
-- , . 10 We have thought on Thy lovingkindness, O God, in the midst of Thy temple.
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11 As is Thy name, O God, so is Thy praise unto the ends of the earth; {N}
Thy right hand is full of righteousness.
, --, : , . 12 Let mount Zion be glad, let the daughters of Judah rejoice, because of Thy judgments.
, ; , . 13 Walk about Zion, and go round about her; count the towers thereof.
, -- : , . 14 Mark ye well her ramparts, traverse her palaces; that ye may tell it to the generation following.
, -- ; -. 15 For such is God, our God, for ever and ever; He will guide us eternally. {P}

Chapter 49

- . 1 For the Leader; a Psalm of the sons of Korah.
-, -; , - . 2 Hear this, all ye peoples; give ear, all ye inhabitants of the world,
- , ---- , . 3 Both low and high, rich and poor together.
, ; . 4 My mouth shall speak wisdom, and the meditation of my heart shall be understanding.
; , . 5 I will incline mine ear to a parable; I will open my dark saying upon the harp.
, -- ‍ . 6 Wherefore should I fear in the days of evil, when the iniquity of my supplanters compasseth me about,
-; . 7 Of them that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches?
-- ; - . 8 No man can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to God a ransom for him--
, ; . 9 For too costly is the redemption of their soul, and must be let alone for ever--
- ; . 10 That he should still live alway, that he should not see the pit.
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11 For he seeth that wise men die, the fool and the brutish together perish, {N}
and leave their wealth to others.
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12 Their inward thought is, that their houses shall continue for ever, and their dwelling-places to all generations; {N}
they call their lands after their own names.
, -; . 13 But man abideth not in honour; he is like the beasts that perish.
, ; , . 14 This is the way of them that are foolish, and of those who after them approve their sayings. Selah
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15 Like sheep they are appointed for the nether-world; death shall be their shepherd; {N}
and the upright shall have dominion over them in the morning; and their form shall be for the nether-world to wear away, that there be no habitation for it.
--- , -: . 16 But God will redeem my soul from the power of the nether-world; for He shall receive me. Selah
-, - : -, . 17 Be not thou afraid when one waxeth rich, when the wealth of his house is increased;
, ; - . 18 For when he dieth he shall carry nothing away; his wealth shall not descend after him.
-, ; , - . 19 Though while he lived he blessed his soul: 'Men will praise thee, when thou shalt do well to thyself';
, - ; -, -. 20 It shall go to the generation of his fathers; they shall never see the light.
, ; . 21 Man that is in honour understandeth not; he is like the beasts that perish. {P}

Chapter 50

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1 A Psalm of Asaph. {N}
God, God, the LORD, hath spoken, and called the earth {N}
from the rising of the sun unto the going down thereof.
--- . 2 Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God hath shined forth.
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3 Our God cometh, and doth not keep silence; {N}
a fire devoureth before Him, and round about Him it stormeth mightily.
- ; -, . 4 He calleth to the heavens above, and to the earth, that He may judge His people:
- -- -. 5 'Gather My saints together unto Me; those that have made a covenant with Me by sacrifice.'
: -, . 6 And the heavens declare His righteousness; for God, He is judge. Selah
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7 'Hear, O My people, and I will speak; O Israel, and I will testify against thee: {N}
God, thy God, am I.
-, ; . 8 I will not reprove thee for thy sacrifices; and thy burnt-offerings are continually before Me.
- ; , . 9 I will take no bullock out of thy house, nor he-goats out of thy folds.
- --; , -. 10 For every beast of the forest is Mine, and the cattle upon a thousand hills.
, - ; , . 11 I know all the fowls of the mountains; and the wild beasts of the field are Mine.
-, - : - , . 12 If I were hungry, I would not tell thee; for the world is Mine, and the fulness thereof.
, ; . 13 Do I eat the flesh of bulls, or drink the blood of goats?
; . 14 Offer unto God the sacrifice of thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the Most High;
, ; , . 15 And call upon Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver thee, and thou shalt honour Me.'
, , -, ; -. 16 But unto the wicked God saith: 'What hast thou to do to declare My statutes, and that thou hast taken My covenant in thy mouth?
, ; . 17 Seeing thou hatest instruction, and castest My words behind thee.
- , ; . 18 When thou sawest a thief, thou hadst company with him, and with adulterers was thy portion.
, ; , . 19 Thou hast let loose thy mouth for evil, and thy tongue frameth deceit.
, ; -, -. 20 Thou sittest and speakest against thy brother; thou slanderest thine own mother's son.
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21 These things hast thou done, and should I have kept silence? Thou hadst thought that I was altogether such a one as thyself; {N}
but I will reprove thee, and set the cause before thine eyes.
- , : -, . 22 Now consider this, ye that forget God, lest I tear in pieces, and there be none to deliver.
, : --, . 23 Whoso offereth the sacrifice of thanksgiving honoureth Me; and to him that ordereth his way aright will I show the salvation of God.' {P}

Chapter 51

, . 1 For the Leader. A Psalm of David;
-, -- -, --. 2 When Nathan the prophet came unto him, after he had gone in to Bath-sheba.
; , . 3 Be gracious unto me, O God, according to Thy mercy; according to the multitude of Thy compassions blot out my transgressions.
(), ‍; . 4 Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.
-, ; . 5 For I know my transgressions; and my sin is ever before me.
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6 Against Thee, Thee only, have I sinned, and done that which is evil in Thy sight; {N}
that Thou mayest be justified when Thou speakest, and be in the right when Thou judgest.
- ; , . 7 Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me.
-, ; , . 8 Behold, Thou desirest truth in the inward parts; make me, therefore, to know wisdom in mine inmost heart.
; , . 9 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
, ; , . 10 Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which Thou hast crushed may rejoice.
, ; -‍ . 11 Hide Thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities.
, - ; , . 12 Create me a clean heart, O God; and renew a stedfast spirit within me.
- ; , - . 13 Cast me not away from Thy presence; and take not Thy holy spirit from me.
, ; . 14 Restore unto me the joy of Thy salvation; and let a willing spirit uphold me.
; , . 15 Then will I teach transgressors Thy ways; and sinners shall return unto Thee.
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16 Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, Thou God of my salvation; {N}
so shall my tongue sing aloud of Thy righteousness.
, ; , . 17 O Lord, open Thou my lips; and my mouth shall declare Thy praise.
, - ; , . 18 For Thou delightest not in sacrifice, else would I give it; Thou hast no pleasure in burnt-offering.
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19 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; {N}
a broken and a contrite heart, O God, Thou wilt not despise.
, -; , . 20 Do good in Thy favour unto Zion; build Thou the walls of Jerusalem.
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21 Then wilt Thou delight in the sacrifices of righteousness, in burnt-offering and whole offering; {N}
then will they offer bullocks upon Thine altar. {P}

Chapter 52

, . 1 For the Leader. Maschil of David;
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2 when Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul, {N}
and said unto him: 'David is come to the house of Ahimelech.'
- , ; , -. 3 Why boastest thou thyself of evil, O mighty man? The mercy of God endureth continually.
, ; , . 4 Thy tongue deviseth destruction; like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.
; , . 5 Thou lovest evil more than good; falsehood rather than speaking righteousness. Selah
--; . 6 Thou lovest all devouring words, the deceitful tongue.
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7 God will likewise break thee for ever, {N}
He will take thee up, and pluck thee out of thy tent, and root thee out of the land of the living. Selah
; . 8 The righteous also shall see, and fear, and shall laugh at him:
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9 'Lo, this is the man that made not God his stronghold; {N}
but trusted in the abundance of his riches, and strengthened himself in his wickedness.'
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10 But as for me, I am like a leafy olive-tree in the house of God; {N}
I trust in the mercy of God for ever and ever.
, ; -, . 11 I will give Thee thanks for ever, because Thou hast done it; and I will wait for Thy name, for it is good, in the presence of Thy saints. {P}

Chapter 53

-, . 1 For the Leader; upon Mahalath. Maschil of David.
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2 The fool hath said in his heart: 'There is no God'; {N}
they have dealt corruptly, and have done abominable iniquity; there is none that doeth good.
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3 God looked forth from heaven upon the children of men, {N}
to see if there were any man of understanding, that did seek after God.
, : -; , -. 4 Every one of them is unclean, they are together become impure; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
, -: , ; , . 5 'Shall not the workers of iniquity know it, who eat up My people as they eat bread, and call not upon God?'
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6 There are they in great fear, where no fear was; {N}
for God hath scattered the bones of him that encampeth against thee; Thou hast put them to shame, because God hath rejected them.
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7 Oh that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion! {N}
When God turneth the captivity of His people, let Jacob rejoice, let Israel be glad. {P}

Chapter 54

, . 1 For the Leader; with string-music. Maschil of David:
, : , . 2 when the Ziphites came and said to Saul: 'Doth not David hide himself with us?'
, ; . 3 O God, save me by Thy name, and right me by Thy might.
, ; , -. 4 O God, hear my prayer; give ear to the words of my mouth.
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5 For strangers are risen up against me, and violent men have sought after my soul; {N}
they have not set God before them. Selah
, ; , . 6 Behold, God is my helper; the Lord is for me as the upholder of my soul.
() , ; , . 7 He will requite the evil unto them that lie in wait for me; destroy Thou them in Thy truth.
-; -. 8 With a freewill-offering will I sacrifice unto Thee; I will give thanks unto Thy name, O LORD, for it is good.
-, ; , . 9 For He hath delivered me out of all trouble; and mine eye hath gazed upon mine enemies. {P}

Chapter 55

, . 1 For the Leader; with string-music. Maschil of David.
, ; -, . 2 Give ear, O God, to my prayer; and hide not Thyself from my supplication.
; . 3 Attend unto me, and hear me; I am distraught in my complaint, and will moan;
--, : - , . 4 Because of the voice of the enemy, because of the oppression of the wicked; for they cast mischief upon me, and in anger they persecute me.
, ; , . 5 My heart doth writhe within me; and the terrors of death are fallen upon me.
, ; , . 6 Fear and trembling come upon me, and horror hath overwhelmed me.
---- , : . 7 And I said: 'Oh that I had wings like a dove! then would I fly away, and be at rest.
, ; . 8 Lo, then would I wander far off, I would lodge in the wilderness. Selah
-- . 9 I would haste me to a shelter from the stormy wind and tempest.'
, : - . 10 Destroy, O Lord, and divide their tongue; for I have seen violence and strife in the city.
-- -; . 11 Day and night they go about it upon the walls thereof; iniquity also and mischief are in the midst of it.
; - , . 12 Wickedness is in the midst thereof; oppression and guile depart not from her broad place.
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13 For it was not an enemy that taunted me, then I could have borne it; {N}
neither was it mine adversary that did magnify himself against me, then I would have hid myself from him.
; , . 14 But it was thou, a man mine equal, my companion, and my familiar friend;
, ; , . 15 We took sweet counsel together, in the house of God we walked with the throng.
( ), -- : - . 16 May He incite death against them, let them go down alive into the nether-world; for evil is in their dwelling, and within them.
, - ; , . 17 As for me, I will call upon God; and the LORD shall save me.
, ; . 18 Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I complain, and moan; and He hath heard my voice.
, -: -, . 19 He hath redeemed my soul in peace so that none came nigh me; for they were many that strove with me.
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20 God shall hear, and humble them, even He that is enthroned of old, Selah {N}
such as have no changes, and fear not God.
, ; . 21 He hath put forth his hands against them that were at peace with him; he hath profaned his covenant.
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22 Smoother than cream were the speeches of his mouth, but his heart was war; {N}
his words were softer than oil, yet were they keen-edged swords.
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23 Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and He will sustain thee; {N}
He will never suffer the righteous to be moved.
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24 But Thou, O God, wilt bring them down into the nethermost pit; {N}
men of blood and deceit shall not live out half their days; {N}
but as for me, I will trust in Thee. {P}

Chapter 56

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1 For the Leader; upon Jonath-elem-rehokim. [A Psalm] of David; Michtam; {N}
when the Philistines took him in Gath.
, - ; -, . 2 Be gracious unto me, O God, for man would swallow me up; all the day he fighting oppresseth me.
, -: - . 3 They that lie in wait for me would swallow me up all the day; for they are many that fight against me, O Most High,
-- , . 4 In the day that I am afraid, I will put my trust in Thee.
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5 In God--I will praise His word-- {N}
in God do I trust, I will not be afraid; what can flesh do unto me?
-, ; - . 6 All the day they trouble mine affairs; all their thoughts are against me for evil.
, ()--, : , . 7 They gather themselves together, they hide themselves, they mark my steps; according as they have waited for my soul.
- -; , . 8 Because of iniquity cast them out; in anger bring down the peoples, O God.
, -: ; , . 9 Thou has counted my wanderings; put Thou my tears into Thy bottle; are they not in Thy book?
, ; -, - . 10 Then shall mine enemies turn back in the day that I call; this I know, that God is for me.
, ; , . 11 In God--I will praise His word--in the LORD--I will praise His word--
, ; - . 12 In God do I trust, I will not be afraid; what can man do unto me?
; . 13 Thy vows are upon me, O God; I will render thank-offerings unto Thee.
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14 For Thou hast delivered my soul from death; hast Thou not delivered my feet from stumbling? {N}
that I may walk before God in the light of the living. {P}

Chapter 57

-, -- -, . 1 For the Leader; Al-tashheth. [A Psalm] of David; Michtam; when he fled from Saul, in the cave.
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2 Be gracious unto me, O God, be gracious unto me, for in Thee hath my soul taken refuge; {N}
yea, in the shadow of Thy wings will I take refuge, until calamities be overpast.
, ; , . 3 I will cry unto God Most high; unto God that accomplisheth it for me.
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4 He will send from heaven, and save me, when he that would swallow me up taunteth; Selah {N}
God shall send forth His mercy and His truth.
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5 My soul is among lions, I do lie down among them that are aflame; {N}
even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword.
- ; - . 6 Be Thou exalted, O God, above the heavens; Thy glory be above all the earth.
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7 They have prepared a net for my steps, my soul is bowed down; {N}
they have digged a pit before me, they are fallen into the midst thereof themselves. Selah
, ; , . 8 My heart is stedfast, O God, my heart is stedfast; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises.
--, ; . 9 Awake, my glory; awake, psaltery and harp; I will awake the dawn.
; , . 10 I will give thanks unto Thee, O Lord, among the peoples; I will sing praises unto Thee among the nations.
- - ; - . 11 For Thy mercy is great unto the heavens, and Thy truth unto the skies.
- ; - . 12 Be Thou exalted, O God, above the heavens; Thy glory be above all the earth. {P}

Chapter 58

-, . 1 For the Leader; Al-tashheth. [A Psalm] of David; Michtam.
-- , ; , . 2 Do ye indeed speak as a righteous company? Do ye judge with equity the sons of men?
-, : -- , . 3 Yea, in heart ye work wickedness; ye weigh out in the earth the violence of your hands.
; , . 4 The wicked are estranged from the womb; the speakers of lies go astray as soon as they are born.
-, -; - , . 5 Their venom is like the venom of a serpent; they are like the deaf asp that stoppeth her ear;
-, ; . 6 Which hearkeneth not to the voice of charmers, or of the most cunning binder of spells.
-- ; , . 7 Break their teeth, O God, in their mouth; break out the cheek-teeth of the young lions, O LORD.
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8 Let them melt away as water that runneth apace; {N}
when he aimeth his arrows, let them be as though they were cut off.
, ; , - . 9 Let them be as a snail which melteth and passeth away; like the untimely births of a woman, that have not seen the sun.
, ; - -, . 10 Before your pots can feel the thorns, He will sweep it away with a whirlwind, the raw and the burning alike.
, - ; , . 11 The righteous shall rejoice when he seeth the vengeance; he shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked.
, - ; -, . 12 And men shall say: 'Verily there is a reward for the righteous; verily there is a God that judgeth in the earth.' {P}

Chapter 59

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1 For the Leader; Al-tashheth. [A Psalm] of David; Michtam; when Saul sent, {N}
and they watched the house to kill him.
; . 2 Deliver me from mine enemies, O my God; set me on high from them that rise up against me.
, ; , . 3 Deliver me from the workers of iniquity, and save me from the men of blood.
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4 For, lo, they lie in wait for my soul; the impudent gather themselves together against me; {N}
not for my transgression, nor for my sin, O LORD.
-‍, ; . 5 Without my fault, they run and prepare themselves; awake Thou to help me, and behold.
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6 Thou therefore, O LORD God of hosts, the God of Israel, arouse Thyself to punish all the nations; {N}
show no mercy to any iniquitous traitors. Selah
, ; . 7 They return at evening, they howl like a dog, and go round about the city.
, --, : - . 8 Behold, they belch out with their mouth; swords are in their lips: 'For who doth hear?'
, -; , -. 9 But Thou, O LORD, shalt laugh at them; Thou shalt have all the nations in derision.
, : -, . 10 Because of his strength, I will wait for Thee; for God is my high tower.
() ; , . 11 The God of my mercy will come to meet me; God will let me gaze upon mine adversaries.
-, -- , : . 12 Slay them not, lest my people forget, make them wander to and fro by Thy power, and bring them down, O Lord our shield.
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13 For the sin of their mouth, and the words of their lips, {N}
let them even be taken in their pride, and for cursing and lying which they speak.
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14 Consume them in wrath, consume them, that they be no more; {N}
and let them know that God ruleth in Jacob, unto the ends of the earth. Selah
, ; . 15 And they return at evening, they howl like a dog, and go round about the city;
, () -- - , . 16 They wander up and down to devour, and tarry all night if they have not their fill.
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17 But as for me, I will sing of Thy strength; yea, I will sing aloud of Thy mercy in the morning; {N}
for Thou hast been my high tower, and a refuge in the day of my distress.
, : - , . 18 O my strength, unto Thee will I sing praises; for God is my high tower, the God of my mercy. {P}

Chapter 60

, - ; . 1 For the Leader; upon Shushan Eduth; Michtam of David, to teach;
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2 when he strove with Aram-naharaim and with Aram-zobah, {N}
and Joab returned, and smote of Edom in the Valley of Salt twelve thousand.
, ; , . 3 O God, Thou hast cast us off, Thou hast broken us down; Thou hast been angry; O restore us.
; -. 4 Thou hast made the land to shake, Thou hast cleft it; heal the breaches thereof; for it tottereth.
; , . 5 Thou hast made Thy people to see hard things; Thou hast made us to drink the wine of staggering.
, -- , . 6 Thou hast given a banner to them that fear Thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth. Selah
, ; (). 7 That Thy beloved may be delivered, save with Thy right hand, and answer me.
, --: ; . 8 God spoke in His holiness, that I would exult; that I would divide Shechem, and mete out the valley of Succoth.
, , , ; , . 9 Gilead is mine, and Manasseh is mine; Ephraim also is the defence of my head; Judah is my sceptre.
, ---, ; , . 10 Moab is my washpot; upon Edom do I cast my shoe; Philistia, cry aloud because of me!
, ; -. 11 Who will bring me into the fortified city? Who will lead me unto Edom?
- ; - , . 12 Hast not Thou, O God, cast us off? And Thou goest not forth, O God, with our hosts.
- ; , . 13 Give us help against the adversary; for vain is the help of man.
-; , . 14 Through God we shall do valiantly; for He it is that will tread down our adversaries. {P}

Chapter 61

- . 1 For the Leader; with string-music. [A Psalm] of David.
, ; , . 2 Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer.
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3 From the end of the earth will I call unto Thee, when my heart fainteth; {N}
lead me to a rock that is too high for me.
- ; -, . 4 For Thou hast been a refuge for me, a tower of strength in the face of the enemy.
, ; . 5 I will dwell in Thy Tent for ever; I will take refuge in the covert of Thy wings. Selah
- , ; , . 6 For Thou, O God, hast heard my vows; Thou hast granted the heritage of those that fear Thy name.
-- ; , - . 7 Mayest Thou add days unto the king's days! May his years be as many generations!
, ; , . 8 May he be enthroned before God for ever! Appoint mercy and truth, that they may preserve him.
-- , . 9 So will I sing praise unto Thy name for ever, that I may daily perform my vows. {P}

Chapter 62

--- . 1 For the Leader; for Jeduthun. A Psalm of David.
-, ; , . 2 Only for God doth my soul wait in stillness; from Him cometh my salvation.
- , ; , - . 3 He only is my rock and my salvation, my high tower, I shall not be greatly moved.
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4 How long will ye set upon a man, that ye may slay him, all of you, {N}
as a leaning wall, a tottering fence?
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5 They only devise to thrust him down from his height, delighting in lies; {N}
they bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly. Selah
, : -, . 6 Only for God wait thou in stillness, my soul; for from Him cometh my hope.
- , ; , . 7 He only is my rock and my salvation, my high tower, I shall not be moved.
-, ; - , . 8 Upon God resteth my salvation and my glory; the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God.
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9 Trust in Him at all times, ye people; pour out your heart before Him; {N}
God is a refuge for us. Selah
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10 Men of low degree are vanity, and men of high degree are a lie; {N}
if they be laid in the balances, they are together lighter than vanity.
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11 Trust not in oppression, and put not vain hope in robbery; {N}
if riches increase, set not your heart thereon.
, --- : , . 12 God hath spoken once, twice have I heard this: that strength belongeth unto God;
- : - . 13 Also unto Thee, O Lord, belongeth mercy; for Thou renderest to every man according to his work. {P}

Chapter 63

; , . 1 A Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah.
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2 O God, Thou art my God, earnestly will I seek Thee; {N}
my soul thirsteth for Thee, my flesh longeth for Thee, {N}
in a dry and weary land, where no water is.
, -- , . 3 So have I looked for Thee in the sanctuary, to see Thy power and Thy glory.
- , ; . 4 For Thy lovingkindness is better than life; my lips shall praise Thee.
; , . 5 So will I bless Thee as long as I live; in Thy name will I lift up my hands.
, ; , -. 6 My soul is satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth doth praise Thee with joyful lips;
- --- , -. 7 When I remember Thee upon my couch, and meditate on Thee in the night-watches.
- ; . 8 For Thou hast been my help, and in the shadow of Thy wings do I rejoice.
; , . 9 My soul cleaveth unto Thee; Thy right hand holdeth me fast.
--, ; , . 10 But those that seek my soul, to destroy it, shall go into the nethermost parts of the earth.
, --; . 11 They shall be hurled to the power of the sword; they shall be a portion for foxes.
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12 But the king shall rejoice in God; {N}
every one that sweareth by Him shall glory; for the mouth of them that speak lies shall be stopped. {P}

Chapter 64

, . 1 For the Leader. A Psalm of David.
- ; , . 2 Hear my voice, O God, in my complaint; preserve my life from the terror of the enemy.
, ; , . 3 Hide me from the council of evil-doers; from the tumult of the workers of iniquity;
; , . 4 Who have whet their tongue like a sword, and have aimed their arrow, a poisoned word;
; , . 5 That they may shoot in secret places at the blameless; suddenly do they shoot at him, and fear not.
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they ask, who would see them.
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7 They search out iniquities, they have accomplished a diligent search; {N}
even in the inward thought of every one, and the deep heart.
, : --, . 8 But God doth shoot at them with an arrow suddenly; thence are their wounds.
; , - . 9 So they make their own tongue a stumbling unto themselves; all that see them shake the head.
, -: , ; . 10 And all men fear; and they declare the work of God, and understand His doing.
, ; , --. 11 The righteous shall be glad in the LORD, and shall take refuge in Him; and all the upright in heart shall glory. {P}

Chapter 65

, . 1 For the Leader. A Psalm. A Song of David.
; , -. 2 Praise waiteth for Thee, O God, in Zion; and unto Thee the vow is performed.
-- , - . 3 O Thou that hearest prayer, unto Thee doth all flesh come.
‍, ; , . 4 The tale of iniquities is too heavy for me; as for our transgressions, Thou wilt pardon them.
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5 Happy is the man whom Thou choosest, and bringest near, that he may dwell in Thy courts; {N}
may we be satisfied with the goodness of Thy house, the holy place of Thy temple!
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6 With wondrous works dost Thou answer us in righteousness, O God of our salvation; {N}
Thou the confidence of all the ends of the earth, and of the far distant seas;
; , . 7 Who by Thy strength settest fast the mountains, who art girded about with might;
, -- ; . 8 Who stillest the roaring of the seas, the roaring of their waves, and the tumult of the peoples;
, ‍--; . 9 So that they that dwell in the uttermost parts stand in awe of Thy signs; Thou makest the outgoings of the morning and evening to rejoice.
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10 Thou hast remembered the earth, and watered her, greatly enriching her, with the river of God that is full of water; {N}
Thou preparest them corn, for so preparest Thou her.
, ; , . 11 Watering her ridges abundantly, settling down the furrows thereof, Thou makest her soft with showers; Thou blessest the growth thereof.
, ; , . 12 Thou crownest the year with Thy goodness; and Thy paths drop fatness.
, ; , . 13 The pastures of the wilderness do drop; and the hills are girded with joy.
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they shout for joy, yea, they sing. {P}

Chapter 66

, : , -. 1 For the Leader. A Song, a Psalm. Shout unto God, all the earth;
-; , . 2 Sing praises unto the glory of His name; make His praise glorious.
, - ; , . 3 Say unto God: 'How tremendous is Thy work! Through the greatness of Thy power shall Thine enemies dwindle away before Thee.
-, ---; . 4 All the earth shall worship Thee, and shall sing praises unto Thee; they shall sing praises to Thy name.' Selah
, ; , - . 5 Come, and see the works of God; He is terrible in His doing toward the children of men.
, --, ; , -. 6 He turned the sea into dry land; they went through the river on foot; there let us rejoice in Him!
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7 Who ruleth by His might for ever; His eyes keep watch upon the nations; {N}
let not the rebellious exalt themselves. Selah
; , . 8 Bless our God, ye peoples, and make the voice of His praise to be heard;
, ; - . 9 Who hath set our soul in life, and suffered not our foot to be moved,
- ; , -. 10 For Thou, O God, hast tried us; Thou hast refined us, as silver is refined.
; . 11 Thou didst bring us into the hold; Thou didst lay constraint upon our loins.
, : - ; , . 12 Thou hast caused men to ride over our heads; we went through fire and through water; but Thou didst bring us out unto abundance.
; . 13 I will come into Thy house with burnt-offerings, I will perform unto Thee my vows,
- ; -, -. 14 Which my lips have uttered, and my mouth hath spoken, when I was in distress.
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15 I will offer unto Thee burnt-offerings of fatlings, with the sweet smoke of rams; {N}
I will offer bullocks with goats. Selah
- , - : . 16 Come, and hearken, all ye that fear God, and I will declare what He hath done for my soul.
-; , . 17 I cried unto Him with my mouth, and He was extolled with my tongue.
, - -- . 18 If I had regarded iniquity in my heart, the Lord would not hear;
, ; , . 19 But verily God hath heard; He hath attended to the voice of my prayer.
-- - , . 20 Blessed be God, who hath not turned away my prayer, nor His mercy from me. {P}

Chapter 67

, . 1 For the Leader; with string-music. A Psalm, a Song.
, ; . 2 God be gracious unto us, and bless us; may He cause His face to shine toward us; Selah
; -, . 3 That Thy way may be known upon earth, Thy salvation among all nations.
: , . 4 Let the peoples give thanks unto Thee, O God; let the peoples give thanks unto Thee, all of them.
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5 O let the nations be glad and sing for joy; {N}
for Thou wilt judge the peoples with equity, and lead the nations upon earth. Selah
: , . 6 Let the peoples give thanks unto Thee, O God; let the peoples give thanks unto Thee, all of them.
, ; , . 7 The earth hath yielded her increase; may God, our own God, bless us.
; , --. 8 May God bless us; and let all the ends of the earth fear Him. {P}

Chapter 68

, . 1 For the Leader. A Psalm of David, a Song.
, ; , . 2 Let God arise, let His enemies be scattered; and let them that hate Him flee before Him.
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3 As smoke is driven away, so drive them away; {N}
as wax melteth before the fire, so let the wicked perish at the presence of God.
-- , ; . 4 But let the righteous be glad, let them exult before God; yea, let them rejoice with gladness.
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5 Sing unto God, sing praises to His name; {N}
extol Him that rideth upon the skies, whose name is the LORD; and exult ye before Him.
, -- , . 6 A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God in His holy habitation.
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7 God maketh the solitary to dwell in a house; He bringeth out the prisoners into prosperity; {N}
the rebellious dwell but in a parched land.
--, ; . 8 O God, when Thou wentest forth before Thy people, when Thou didst march through the wilderness; Selah
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9 The earth trembled, the heavens also dropped at the presence of God; {N}
even yon Sinai trembled at the presence of God, the God of Israel.
, ; , . 10 A bounteous rain didst Thou pour down, O God; when Thine inheritance was weary, Thou didst confirm it.
-; . 11 Thy flock settled therein; Thou didst prepare in Thy goodness for the poor, O God.
-; , . 12 The Lord giveth the word; the women that proclaim the tidings are a great host.
, ; -, . 13 Kings of armies flee, they flee; and she that tarrieth at home divideth the spoil.
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14 When ye lie among the sheepfolds, {N}
the wings of the dove are covered with silver, and her pinions with the shimmer of gold.
-- . 15 When the Almighty scattereth kings therein, it snoweth in Zalmon.
- -: , -. 16 A mountain of God is the mountain of Bashan; a mountain of peaks is the mountain of Bashan.
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17 Why look ye askance, ye mountains of peaks, {N}
at the mountain which God hath desired for His abode? Yea, the LORD will dwell therein for ever.
, ; , . 18 The chariots of God are myriads, even thousands upon thousands; the Lord is among them, as in Sinai, in holiness.
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19 Thou hast ascended on high, Thou hast led captivity captive; Thou hast received gifts among men, {N}
yea, among the rebellious also, that the LORD God might dwell there.
, : --- . 20 Blessed be the Lord, day by day He beareth our burden, even the God who is our salvation. Selah
, : --, . 21 God is unto us a God of deliverances; and unto GOD the Lord belong the issues of death.
---, : --, . 22 Surely God will smite through the head of His enemies, the hairy scalp of him that goeth about in his guiltiness.
, ; , . 23 The Lord said: 'I will bring back from Bashan, I will bring them back from the depths of the sea;
, --: -- . 24 That thy foot may wade through blood, that the tongue of thy dogs may have its portion from thine enemies.'
; . 25 They see Thy goings, O God, even the goings of my God, my King, in holiness.
, ; , . 26 The singers go before, the minstrels follow after, in the midst of damsels playing upon timbrels.
, ; , . 27 'Bless ye God in full assemblies, even the Lord, ye that are from the fountain of Israel.'
, -- , ; , . 28 There is Benjamin, the youngest, ruling them, the princes of Judah their council, the princes of Zebulun, the princes of Naphtali.
, : --, . 29 Thy God hath commanded thy strength; be strong, O God, Thou that hast wrought for us
, --- . 30 Out of Thy temple at Jerusalem, whither kings shall bring presents unto Thee.
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31 Rebuke the wild beast of the reeds, the multitude of the bulls, with the calves of the peoples, every one submitting himself with pieces of silver; {N}
He hath scattered the peoples that delight in war!
, ; , . 32 Nobles shall come out of Egypt; Ethiopia shall hasten to stretch out her hands unto God.
, ; . 33 Sing unto God, ye kingdoms of the earth; O sing praises unto the Lord; Selah
, --- , . 34 To Him that rideth upon the heavens of heavens, which are of old; lo, He uttereth His voice, a mighty voice.
, : - ; , . 35 Ascribe ye strength unto God; His majesty is over Israel, and His strength is in the skies.
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36 Awful is God out of thy holy places; {N}
the God of Israel, He giveth strength and power unto the people; {N}
blessed be God. {P}

Chapter 69

- . 1 For the Leader; upon Shoshannim. [A Psalm] of David.
-- -. 2 Save me, O God; for the waters are come in even unto the soul.
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3 I am sunk in deep mire, where there is no standing; {N}
I am come into deep waters, and the flood overwhelmeth me.
, : --, . 4 I am weary of my crying; my throat is dried; mine eyes fail while I wait for my God.
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5 They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of my head; {N}
they that would cut me off, being mine enemies wrongfully, are many; should I restore that which I took not away?
-- , ; , -. 6 O God, Thou knowest my folly; and my trespasses are not hid from Thee.
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7 Let not them that wait for Thee be ashamed through me, O Lord GOD of hosts; {N}
let not those that seek Thee be brought to confusion through me, O God of Israel.
-, ; . 8 Because for Thy sake I have borne reproach; confusion hath covered my face.
, ; , . 9 I am become a stranger unto my brethren, and an alien unto my mother's children.
- ; , . 10 Because zeal for Thy house hath eaten me up, and the reproaches of them that reproach Thee are fallen upon me.
; . 11 And I wept with my soul fasting, and that became unto me a reproach.
; . 12 I made sackcloth also my garment, and I became a byword unto them.
, ; , . 13 They that sit in the gate talk of me; and I am the song of the drunkards.
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14 But as for me, let my prayer be unto Thee, O LORD, in an acceptable time; O God, in the abundance of Thy mercy, {N}
answer me with the truth of Thy salvation.
, -; , . 15 Deliver me out of the mire, and let me not sink; let me be delivered from them that hate me, and out of the deep waters.
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16 Let not the waterflood overwhelm me, neither let the deep swallow me up; {N}
and let not the pit shut her mouth upon me.
, - ; , . 17 Answer me, O LORD, for Thy mercy is good; according to the multitude of Thy compassions turn Thou unto me.
- , : --, . 18 And hide not Thy face from Thy servant; for I am in distress; answer me speedily.
- ; . 19 Draw nigh unto my soul, and redeem it; ransom me because of mine enemies.
-- , ; , -. 20 Thou knowest my reproach, and my shame, and my confusion; mine adversaries are all before Thee.
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21 Reproach hath broken my heart; and I am sore sick; {N}
and I looked for some to show compassion, but there was none; and for comforters, but I found none.
; , . 22 Yea, they put poison into my food; and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.
- ; . 23 Let their table before them become a snare; and when they are in peace, let it become a trap.
, ; , . 24 Let their eyes be darkened, that they see not; and make their loins continually to totter.
- ; , . 25 Pour out Thine indignation upon them, and let the fierceness of Thine anger overtake them.
- ; , - . 26 Let their encampment be desolate; let none dwell in their tents.
- - ; - . 27 For they persecute him whom Thou hast smitten; and they tell of the pain of those whom Thou hast wounded.
-‍, -‍; -, . 28 Add iniquity unto their iniquity; and let them not come into Thy righteousness.
, ; , -. 29 Let them be blotted out of the book of the living, and not be written with the righteous.
, ; . 30 But I am afflicted and in pain; let Thy salvation, O God, set me up on high.
- ; . 31 I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify Him with thanksgiving.
, ; . 32 And it shall please the LORD better than a bullock that hath horns and hoofs.
; , . 33 The humble shall see it, and be glad; ye that seek after God, let your heart revive.
- - ; -, . 34 For the LORD hearkeneth unto the needy, and despiseth not His prisoners.
, ; , - . 35 Let heaven and earth praise Him, the seas, and every thing that moveth therein.
, , , ; , . 36 For God will save Zion, and build the cities of Judah; and they shall abide there, and have it in possession.
, ; , -. 37 The seed also of His servants shall inherit it; and they that love His name shall dwell therein. {P}

Chapter 70

-, . ; , . 1 For the Leader. [A Psalm] of David; to make memorial. 2 O God, to deliver me, O LORD, to help me, make haste.
, : , ; , . 3 Let them be ashamed and abashed that seek after my soul; let them be turned backward and brought to confusion that delight in my hurt.
, - -- , . 4 Let them be turned back by reason of their shame that say: 'Aha, aha.'
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5 Let all those that seek Thee rejoice and be glad in Thee; {N}
and let such as love Thy salvation say continually: 'Let God be magnified.'
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6 But I am poor and needy; O God, make haste unto me; {N}
Thou art my help and my deliverer; O LORD, tarry not. {P}

Chapter 71

- ; - . 1 In Thee, O LORD, have I taken refuge; let me never be ashamed.
, ; - , . 2 Deliver me in Thy righteousness, and rescue me; incline Thine ear unto me, and save me.
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3 Be Thou to me a sheltering rock, whereunto I may continually resort, which Thou hast appointed to save me; {N}
for Thou art my rock and my fortress.
--, ; . 4 O my God, rescue me out of the hand of the wicked, out of the grasp of the unrighteous and ruthless man.
- ; , . 5 For Thou art my hope; O Lord GOD, my trust from my youth.
, -- , ; . 6 Upon Thee have I stayed myself from birth; Thou art He that took me out of my mother's womb; my praise is continually of Thee.
, ; , -. 7 I am as a wonder unto many; but Thou art my strong refuge.
, ; -, . 8 My mouth shall be filled with Thy praise, and with Thy glory all the day.
-, ; , -. 9 Cast me not off in the time of old age; when my strength faileth, forsake me not.
- ; , . 10 For mine enemies speak concerning me, and they that watch for my soul take counsel together,
, ; , - . 11 Saying: 'God hath forsaken him; pursue and take him; for there is none to deliver.'
, - ; , (). 12 O God, be not far from me; O my God, make haste to help me.
, : , --, . 13 Let them be ashamed and consumed that are adversaries to my soul; let them be covered with reproach and confusion that seek my hurt.
, ; , --. 14 But as for me, I will hope continually, and will praise Thee yet more and more.
, --- : . 15 My mouth shall tell of Thy righteousness, and of Thy salvation all the day; for I know not the numbers thereof.
--, ; . 16 I will come with Thy mighty acts, O Lord GOD; I will make mention of Thy righteousness, even of Thine only.
, ; -, . 17 O God, Thou hast taught me from my youth; and until now do I declare Thy wondrous works.
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18 And even unto old age and hoary hairs, O God, forsake me not; {N}
until I have declared Thy strength unto the next generation, Thy might to every one that is to come.
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19 Thy righteousness also, O God, which reacheth unto high heaven; {N}
Thou who hast done great things, O God, who is like unto Thee?
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20 Thou, who hast made me to see many and sore troubles, {N}
wilt quicken me again, and bring me up again from the depths of the earth.
; . 21 Thou wilt increase my greatness, and turn and comfort me.
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22 I also will give thanks unto Thee with the psaltery, even unto Thy truth, O my God; {N}
I will sing praises unto Thee with the harp, O Thou Holy One of Israel.
, -; , . 23 My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing praises unto Thee; and my soul, which Thou hast redeemed.
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24 My tongue also shall tell of Thy righteousness all the day; {N}
for they are ashamed, for they are abashed, that seek my hurt. {P}

Chapter 72

: --, ; -. 1 [A Psalm] of Solomon. Give the king Thy judgments, O God, and Thy righteousness unto the king's son;
; . 2 That he may judge Thy people with righteousness, and Thy poor with justice.
; , . 3 Let the mountains bear peace to the people, and the hills, through righteousness.
, ---, ; . 4 May he judge the poor of the people, and save the children of the needy, and crush the oppressor.
-; , . 5 They shall fear Thee while the sun endureth, and so long as the moon, throughout all generations.
, -; , . 6 May he come down like rain upon the mown grass, as showers that water the earth.
- ; , - . 7 In his days let the righteous flourish, and abundance of peace, till the moon be no more.
, -; , --. 8 May he have dominion also from sea to sea, and from the River unto the ends of the earth.
, ; , . 9 Let them that dwell in the wilderness bow before him; and his enemies lick the dust.
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10 The kings of Tarshish and of the isles shall render tribute; {N}
the kings of Sheba and Seba shall offer gifts.
- -; - . 11 Yea, all kings shall prostrate themselves before him; all nations shall serve him.
-, ; , - . 12 For he will deliver the needy when he crieth; the poor also, and him that hath no helper.
, - ; . 13 He will have pity on the poor and needy, and the souls of the needy he will save.
, ; . 14 He will redeem their soul from oppression and violence, and precious will their blood be in his sight;
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15 That they may live, and that he may give them of the gold of Sheba, {N}
that they may pray for him continually, yea, bless him all the day.
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16 May he be as a rich cornfield in the land upon the top of the mountains; {N}
may his fruit rustle like Lebanon; and may they blossom out of the city like grass of the earth.
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17 May his name endure for ever; may his name be continued as long as the sun; {N}
may men also bless themselves by him; may all nations call him happy.
, -- : . 18 Blessed be the LORD God, the God of Israel, who only doeth wondrous things;
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19 And blessed be His glorious name for ever; {N}
and let the whole earth be filled with His glory. Amen, and Amen.
-- , -. 20 The prayers of David the son of Jesse are ended. {P}

Chapter 73

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1 A Psalm of Asaph. {N}
Surely God is good to Israel, even to such as are pure in heart.
--, () ; , () . 2 But as for me, my feet were almost gone; my steps had well nigh slipped.
-, ; . 3 For I was envious at the arrogant, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.
; . 4 For there are no pangs at their death, and their body is sound.
; -, . 5 In the trouble of man they are not; neither are they plagued like men.
, ; -, . 6 Therefore pride is as a chain about their neck; violence covereth them as a garment.
, ; , . 7 Their eyes stand forth from fatness; they are gone beyond the imaginations of their heart.
, ; . 8 They scoff, and in wickedness utter oppression; they speak as if there were none on high.
; , . 9 They have set their mouth against the heavens, and their tongue walketh through the earth.
, () ; , . 10 Therefore His people return hither; and waters of fullness are drained out by them.
, -; . 11 And they say: 'How doth God know? And is there knowledge in the Most High?'
- ; , -. 12 Behold, such are the wicked; and they that are always at ease increase riches.
-, ; . 13 Surely in vain have I cleansed my heart, and washed my hands in innocency;
, -; , . 14 For all the day have I been plagued, and my chastisement came every morning.
-, ; . 15 If I had said: 'I will speak thus', behold, I had been faithless to the generation of Thy children.
, ; () . 16 And when I pondered how I might know this, it was wearisome in mine eyes;
-, --; , . 17 Until I entered into the sanctuary of God, and considered their end.
, ; , . 18 Surely Thou settest them in slippery places; Thou hurlest them down to utter ruin.
; , -. 19 How are they become a desolation in a moment! They are wholly consumed by terrors.
-- , . 20 As a dream when one awaketh, so, O Lord, when Thou arousest Thyself, Thou wilt despise their semblance.
, ; , . 21 For my heart was in a ferment, and I was pricked in my reins.
-, ; , . 22 But I was brutish, and ignorant; I was as a beast before Thee.
; , -. 23 Nevertheless I am continually with Thee; Thou holdest my right hand.
; , . 24 Thou wilt guide me with Thy counsel, and afterward receive me with glory.
- ; , - . 25 Whom have I in heaven but Thee? And beside Thee I desire none upon earth.
, : - -- . 26 My flesh and my heart faileth; but God is the rock of my heart and my portion for ever.
- ; , - . 27 For, lo, they that go far from Thee shall perish; Thou dost destroy all them that go astray from Thee.
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28 But as for me, the nearness of God is my good; {N}
I have made the Lord GOD my refuge, that I may tell of all Thy works. {P}

Chapter 74

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1 Maschil of Asaph. {N}
Why, O God, hast Thou cast us off for ever? Why doth Thine anger smoke against the flock of Thy pasture?
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2 Remember Thy congregation, which Thou hast gotten of old, which Thou hast redeemed to be the tribe of Thine inheritance; {N}
and mount Zion, wherein Thou hast dwelt.
, ; - . 3 Lift up Thy steps because of the perpetual ruins, even all the evil that the enemy hath done in the sanctuary.
, ; . 4 Thine adversaries have roared in the midst of Thy meeting-place; they have set up their own signs for signs.
, ; -, . 5 It seemed as when men wield upwards axes in a thicket of trees.
(), -- , . 6 And now all the carved work thereof together they strike down with hatchet and hammers.
, ; , -. 7 They have set Thy sanctuary on fire; they have profaned the dwelling-place of Thy name even to the ground.
, ; -- . 8 They said in their heart: 'Let us make havoc of them altogether'; they have burned up all the meeting-places of God in the land.
, : - ; -, -. 9 We see not our signs; there is no more any prophet; neither is there among us any that knoweth how long.
- , ; . 10 How long, O God, shall the adversary reproach? Shall the enemy blaspheme Thy name for ever?
, ; () . 11 Why withdrawest Thou Thy hand, even Thy right hand? Draw it out of Thy bosom and consume them.
, ; , . 12 Yet God is my King of old, working salvation in the midst of the earth.
; , -. 13 Thou didst break the sea in pieces by Thy strength; Thou didst shatter the heads of the sea-monsters in the waters.
, ; , . 14 Thou didst crush the heads of leviathan, Thou gavest him to be food to the folk inhabiting the wilderness.
, ; , . 15 Thou didst cleave fountain and brook; Thou driedst up ever-flowing rivers.
, - ; , . 16 Thine is the day, Thine also the night; Thou hast established luminary and sun.
, - ; , . 17 Thou hast set all the borders of the earth; Thou hast made summer and winter.
---, ; , . 18 Remember this, how the enemy hath reproached the LORD, and how a base people have blasphemed Thy name.
- , ; , - . 19 O deliver not the soul of Thy turtle-dove unto the wild beast; forget not the life of Thy poor for ever.
: -, . 20 Look upon the covenant; for the dark places of the land are full of the habitations of violence.
- ; , . 21 O let not the oppressed turn back in confusion; let the poor and needy praise Thy name.
, ; -, -. 22 Arise, O God, plead Thine own cause; remember Thy reproach all the day at the hand of the base man.
-, ; , . 23 Forget not the voice of Thine adversaries, the tumult of those that rise up against Thee which ascendeth continually. {P}

Chapter 75

-; . 1 For the Leader; Al-tashheth. A Psalm of Asaph, a Song.
, --, ; , . 2 We give thanks unto Thee, O God, we give thanks, and Thy name is near; men tell of Thy wondrous works.
, ; , . 3 'When I take the appointed time, I Myself will judge with equity.
, -; . 4 When the earth and all the inhabitants thereof are dissolved, I Myself establish the pillars of it.' Selah
, -; , - . 5 I say unto the arrogant: 'Deal not arrogantly'; and to the wicked: 'Lift not up the horn.'
- ; . 6 Lift not up your horn on high; speak not insolence with a haughty neck.
, ; , . 7 For neither from the east, nor from the west, nor yet from the wilderness, cometh lifting up.
- ; , . 8 For God is judge; He putteth down one, and lifteth up another.
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9 For in the hand of the LORD there is a cup, with foaming wine, full of mixture, and He poureth out of the same; {N}
surely the dregs thereof, all the wicked of the earth shall drain them, and drink them.
, ; , . 10 But as for me, I will declare for ever, I will sing praises to the God of Jacob.
- ; , . 11 All the horns of the wicked also will I cut off; but the horns of the righteous shall be lifted up. {P}

Chapter 76

; . 1 For the Leader; with string-music. A Psalm of Asaph, a Song.
; , . 2 In Judah is God known; His name is great in Israel.
; . 3 In Salem also is set His tabernacle, and His dwelling-place in Zion.
, -; . 4 There He broke the fiery shafts of the bow; the shield, and the sword, and the battle. Selah
, -- -. 5 Glorious art Thou and excellent, coming down from the mountains of prey.
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and none of the men of might have found their hands.
, ; , . 7 At Thy rebuke, O God of Jacob, they are cast into a dead sleep, the riders also and the horses.
, --- ; . 8 Thou, even Thou, art terrible; and who may stand in Thy sight when once Thou art angry?
, ; . 9 Thou didst cause sentence to be heard from heaven; the earth feared, and was still,
- -- -- . 10 When God arose to judgment, to save all the humble of the earth. Selah
- ; . 11 Surely the wrath of man shall praise Thee; the residue of wrath shalt Thou gird upon Thee.
, : --- , . 12 Vow, and pay unto the LORD your God; let all that are round about Him bring presents unto Him that is to be feared;
, ; , -. 13 He minisheth the spirit of princes; He is terrible to the kings of the earth. {P}

Chapter 77

- (); . 1 For the Leader; for Jeduthun. A Psalm of Asaph.
- ; -, . 2 I will lift up my voice unto God, and cry; I will lift up my voice unto God, that He may give ear unto me.
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3 In the day of my trouble I seek the Lord; {N}
with my hand uplifted, [mine eye] streameth in the night without ceasing; my soul refuseth to be comforted.
; , . 4 When I think thereon, O God, I must moan; when I muse thereon, my spirit fainteth. Selah
, ; , . 5 Thou holdest fast the lids of mine eyes; I am troubled, and cannot speak.
-- , . 6 I have pondered the days of old, the years of ancient times.
, : - ; . 7 In the night I will call to remembrance my song; I will commune with mine own heart; and my spirit maketh diligent search:
, ; - . 8 'Will the Lord cast off for ever? And will He be favourable no more?
; , . 9 Is His mercy clean gone for ever? Is His promise come to an end for evermore?
; - , . 10 Hath God forgotten to be gracious? Hath He in anger shut up his compassions?' Selah
, -- , . 11 And I say: 'This is my weakness, that the right hand of the Most High could change.
() -: - . 12 I will make mention of the deeds of the LORD; yea, I will remember Thy wonders of old.
-; . 13 I will meditate also upon all Thy work, and muse on Thy doings.'
, ; - , . 14 O God, Thy way is in holiness; who is a great god like unto God?
, ; . 15 Thou art the God that doest wonders; Thou hast made known Thy strength among the peoples.
; - . 16 Thou hast with Thine arm redeemed Thy people, the sons of Jacob and Joseph. Selah
, -- ; , . 17 The waters saw Thee, O God; the waters saw Thee, they were in pain; the depths also trembled.
, --, ; -, . 18 The clouds flooded forth waters; the skies sent out a sound; Thine arrows also went abroad.
, -- ; . 19 The voice of Thy thunder was in the whirlwind; the lightnings lighted up the world; the earth trembled and shook.
-- (), ; , . 20 Thy way was in the sea, and Thy path in the great waters, and Thy footsteps were not known.
-- - . 21 Thou didst lead Thy people like a flock, by the hand of Moses and Aaron. {P}

Chapter 78

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1 Maschil of Asaph. {N}
Give ear, O my people, to my teaching; incline your ears to the words of my mouth.
; , -. 2 I will open my mouth with a parable; I will utter dark sayings concerning days of old;
, ; , -. 3 That which we have heard and known, and our fathers have told us,
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4 We will not hide from their children, telling to the generation to come the praises of the LORD, {N}
and His strength, and His wondrous works that He hath done.
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5 For He established a testimony in Jacob, and appointed a law in Israel, {N}
which He commanded our fathers, that they should make them known to their children;
, -- ; , . 6 That the generation to come might know them, even the children that should be born; who should arise and tell them to their children,
, : , -; ‍ . 7 That they might put their confidence in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep His commandments;
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8 And might not be as their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation; {N}
a generation that set not their heart aright, and whose spirit was not stedfast with God.
-, -; , . 9 The children of Ephraim were as archers handling the bow, that turned back in the day of battle.
, ; , . 10 They kept not the covenant of God, and refused to walk in His law;
; , . 11 And they forgot His doings, and His wondrous works that He had shown them.
, ; -. 12 Marvellous things did He in the sight of their fathers, in the land of Egypt, in the field of Zoan.
, ; - -. 13 He cleaved the sea, and caused them to pass through; and He made the waters to stand as a heap.
; -, . 14 By day also He led them with a cloud, and all the night with a light of fire.
, ; , . 15 He cleaved rocks in the wilderness, and gave them drink abundantly as out of the great deep.
; . 16 He brought streams also out of the rock, and caused waters to run down like rivers.
, --- , . 17 Yet went they on still to sin against Him, to rebel against the Most High in the desert.
- -- - . 18 And they tried God in their heart by asking food for their craving.
, : , -- , . 19 Yea, they spoke against God; they said: 'Can God prepare a table in the wilderness?
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20 Behold, He smote the rock, that waters gushed out, and streams overflowed; {N}
can He give bread also? or will He provide flesh for His people?'
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21 Therefore the LORD heard, and was wroth; {N}
and a fire was kindled against Jacob, and anger also went up against Israel;
, ; , . 22 Because they believed not in God, and trusted not in His salvation.
; . 23 And He commanded the skies above, and opened the doors of heaven;
; -, . 24 And He caused manna to rain upon them for food, and gave them of the corn of heaven.
, ; . 25 Man did eat the bread of the mighty; He sent them provisions to the full.
, ; . 26 He caused the east wind to set forth in heaven; and by His power He brought on the south wind.
; , . 27 He caused flesh also to rain upon them as the dust, and winged fowl as the sand of the seas;
, ; , . 28 And He let it fall in the midst of their camp, round about their dwellings.
; , . 29 So they did eat, and were well filled; and He gave them that which they craved.
- ; , . 30 They were not estranged from their craving, their food was yet in their mouths,
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31 When the anger of God went up against them, and slew of the lustieth among them, {N}
and smote down the young men of Israel.
- -; -, . 32 For all this they sinned still, and believed not in His wondrous works.
- ; , . 33 Therefore He ended their days as a breath, and their years in terror.
- ; , -. 34 When He slew them, then they would inquire after Him, and turn back and seek God earnestly.
, - ; , . 35 And they remembered that God was their Rock, and the Most High God their redeemer.
; , -. 36 But they beguiled Him with their mouth, and lied unto Him with their tongue.
, - ; , . 37 For their heart was not stedfast with Him, neither were they faithful in His covenant.
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38 But He, being full of compassion, forgiveth iniquity, and destroyeth not; {N}
yea, many a time doth He turn His anger away, and doth not stir up all His wrath.
, - ; , . 39 So He remembered that they were but flesh, a wind that passeth away, and cometh not again.
, ; , . 40 How oft did they rebel against Him in the wilderness, and grieve Him in the desert!
; . 41 And still again they tried God, and set bounds to the Holy One of Israel.
- -; , - -. 42 They remembered not His hand, nor the day when He redeemed them from the adversary.
- , ; , -. 43 How He set His signs in Egypt, and His wonders in the field of Zoan;
, ; , -. 44 And turned their rivers into blood, so that they could not drink their streams.
, ; , . 45 He sent among them swarms of flies, which devoured them; and frogs, which destroyed them.
; , . 46 He gave also their increase unto the caterpillar, and their labour unto the locust.
; , . 47 He destroyed their vines with hail, and their sycamore-trees with frost.
; , . 48 He gave over their cattle also to the hail, and their flocks to fiery bolts.
-, -- ; , . 49 He sent forth upon them the fierceness of His anger, wrath, and indignation, and trouble, a sending of messengers of evil.
, : - ; , . 50 He levelled a path for His anger; He spared not their soul from death, but gave their life over to the pestilence;
- ; , -. 51 And smote all the first-born in Egypt, the first-fruits of their strength in the tents of Ham;
; , . 52 But He made His own people to go forth like sheep, and guided them in the wilderness like a flock.
, ; -, . 53 And He led them safely, and they feared not; but the sea overwhelmed their enemies.
, - ; -, . 54 And He brought them to His holy border, to the mountain, which His right hand had gotten.
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55 He drove out the nations also before them, and allotted them for an inheritance by line, {N}
and made the tribes of Israel to dwell in their tents.
, - ; , . 56 Yet they tried and provoked God, the Most High, and kept not His testimonies;
, ; , . 57 But turned back, and dealt treacherously like their fathers; they were turned aside like a deceitful bow.
; , . 58 For they provoked Him with their high places, and moved Him to jealousy with their graven images.
, ; , . 59 God heard, and was wroth, and He greatly abhorred Israel;
, ; , . 60 And He forsook the tabernacle of Shiloh, the tent which He had made to dwell among men;
; -. 61 And delivered His strength into captivity, and His glory into the adversary's hand.
; , . 62 He gave His people over also unto the sword; and was wroth with His inheritance.
-; , . 63 Fire devoured their young men; and their virgins had no marriage-song.
, ; , . 64 Their priests fell by the sword; and their widows made no lamentation.
; , . 65 Then the Lord awaked as one asleep, like a mighty man recovering from wine.
- ; , . 66 And He smote His adversaries backward; He put upon them a perpetual reproach.
, ; , . 67 Moreover He abhorred the tent of Joseph, and chose not the tribe of Ephraim;
, - ; - , . 68 But chose the tribe of Judah, the mount Zion which He loved.
-, ; , . 69 And He built His sanctuary like the heights, like the earth which He hath founded for ever.
, ; , . 70 He chose David also His servant, and took him from the sheepfolds;
, : , ; , . 71 From following the ewes that give suck He brought him, to be shepherd over Jacob His people, and Israel His inheritance.
, ; . 72 So he shepherded them according to the integrity of his heart; and lead them by the skilfulness of his hands. {P}

Chapter 79

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1 A Psalm of Asaph. {N}
O God, the heathen are come into Thine inheritance; they have defiled Thy holy temple; {N}
they have made Jerusalem into heaps.
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2 They have given the dead bodies of Thy servants to be food unto the fowls of the heaven, {N}
the flesh of Thy saints unto the beasts of the earth.
, -- ; . 3 They have shed their blood like water round about Jerusalem, with none to bury them.
, ; , . 4 We are become a taunt to our neighbours, a scorn and derision to them that are round about us.
- , ; -, . 5 How long, O LORD, wilt Thou be angry for ever? How long will Thy jealousy burn like fire?
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6 Pour out Thy wrath upon the nations that know Thee not, {N}
and upon the kingdoms that call not upon Thy name.
, -; - . 7 For they have devoured Jacob, and laid waste his habitation.
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8 Remember not against us the iniquities of our forefathers; {N}
let Thy compassions speedily come to meet us; for we are brought very low.
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9 Help us, O God of our salvation, for the sake of the glory of Thy name; {N}
and deliver us, and forgive our sins, for Thy name's sake.
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10 Wherefore should the nations say: 'Where is their God?' {N}
Let the avenging of Thy servants' blood that is shed be made known among the nations in our sight.
, : --, . 11 Let the groaning of the prisoner come before Thee; according to the greatness of Thy power set free those that are appointed to death;
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12 And render unto our neighbours sevenfold into their bosom their reproach, {N}
wherewith they have reproached Thee, O Lord.
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13 So we that are Thy people and the flock of Thy pasture will give Thee thanks for ever; {N}
we will tell of Thy praise to all generations. {P}

Chapter 80

-; . 1 For the Leader; upon Shoshannim. A testimony. A Psalm of Asaph.
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2 Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, Thou that leadest Joseph like a flock; {N}
Thou that art enthroned upon the cherubim, shine forth.
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3 Before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh, stir up Thy might, {N}
and come to save us.
; , . 4 O God, restore us; and cause Thy face to shine, and we shall be saved.
-- - , . 5 O LORD God of hosts, how long wilt Thou be angry against the prayer of Thy people?
, ; , . 6 Thou hast fed them with the bread of tears, and given them tears to drink in large measure.
, ; , -. 7 Thou makest us a strife unto our neighbours; and our enemies mock as they please.
; , . 8 O God of hosts, restore us; and cause Thy face to shine, and we shall be saved.
, ; , . 9 Thou didst pluck up a vine out of Egypt; Thou didst drive out the nations, and didst plant it.
; , -. 10 Thou didst clear a place before it, and it took deep root, and filled the land.
; , -. 11 The mountains were covered with the shadow of it, and the mighty cedars with the boughs thereof.
-; -, . 12 She sent out her branches unto the sea, and her shoots unto the River.
, ; , - . 13 Why hast Thou broken down her fences, so that all they that pass by the way do pluck her?
; . 14 The boar out of the wood doth ravage it, that which moveth in the field feedeth on it.
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15 O God of hosts, return, we beseech Thee; {N}
look from heaven, and behold, and be mindful of this vine,
, - ; -, . 16 And of the stock which Thy right hand hath planted, and the branch that Thou madest strong for Thyself.
; . 17 It is burned with fire, it is cut down; they perish at the rebuke of Thy countenance.
-, - ; --, . 18 Let Thy hand be upon the man of Thy right hand, upon the son of man whom Thou madest strong for Thyself.
- ; , . 19 So shall we not turn back from Thee; quicken Thou us, and we will call upon Thy name.
; , . 20 O LORD God of hosts, restore us; cause Thy face to shine, and we shall be saved. {P}

Chapter 81

- . 1 For the Leader; upon the Gittith. [A Psalm] of Asaph.
, ; , . 2 Sing aloud unto God our strength; shout unto the God of Jacob.
-, -; -. 3 Take up the melody, and sound the timbrel, the sweet harp with the psaltery.
; , . 4 Blow the horn at the new moon, at the full moon for our feast-day.
; , . 5 For it is a statute for Israel, an ordinance of the God of Jacob.
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The speech of one that I knew not did I hear:
; , . 7 'I removed his shoulder from the burden; his hands were freed from the basket.
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8 Thou didst call in trouble, and I rescued thee; {N}
I answered thee in the secret place of thunder; I proved thee at the waters of Meribah. Selah
, ; , --. 9 Hear, O My people, and I will admonish thee: O Israel, if thou wouldest hearken unto Me!
- , ; , . 10 There shall no strange god be in thee; neither shalt thou worship any foreign god.
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11 I am the LORD thy God, who brought thee up out of the land of Egypt; {N}
open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it.
- ; , - . 12 But My people hearkened not to My voice; and Israel would none of Me.
, ; , . 13 So I let them go after the stubbornness of their heart, that they might walk in their own counsels.
--, ; , . 14 Oh that My people would hearken unto Me, that Israel would walk in My ways!
, ; , . 15 I would soon subdue their enemies, and turn My hand against their adversaries.
, -; . 16 The haters of the LORD should dwindle away before Him; and their punishment should endure for ever.
, ; , . 17 They should also be fed with the fat of wheat; and with honey out of the rock would I satisfy thee.' {P}

Chapter 82

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1 A Psalm of Asaph. {N}
God standeth in the congregation of God; in the midst of the judges He judgeth:
- -; , -. 2 'How long will ye judge unjustly, and respect the persons of the wicked? Selah
- ; . 3 Judge the poor and fatherless; do justice to the afflicted and destitute.
- ; . 4 Rescue the poor and needy; deliver them out of the hand of the wicked.
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5 They know not, neither do they understand; they go about in darkness; {N}
all the foundations of the earth are moved.
-, ; . 6 I said: Ye are godlike beings, and all of you sons of the Most High.
, ; . 7 Nevertheless ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.'
, : - , -. 8 Arise, O God, judge the earth; for Thou shalt possess all nations. {P}

Chapter 83

. 1 A Song, a Psalm of Asaph.
--; - - . 2 O God, keep not Thou silence; hold not Thy peace, and be not still, O God.
- , ; , . 3 For, lo, Thine enemies are in an uproar; and they that hate Thee have lifted up the head.
-, ; , -. 4 They hold crafty converse against Thy people, and take counsel against Thy treasured ones.
--, ; - - . 5 They have said: 'Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.'
; , . 6 For they have consulted together with one consent; against Thee do they make a covenant;
, ; . 7 The tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites; Moab, and the Hagrites;
, ; , - . 8 Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek; Philistia with the inhabitants of Tyre;
-, ; - . 9 Assyria also is joined with them; they have been an arm to the children of Lot. Selah
- ; , . 10 Do Thou unto them as unto Midian; as to Sisera, as to Jabin, at the brook Kishon;
-; , . 11 Who were destroyed at En-dor; they became as dung for the earth.
, ; , -. 12 Make their nobles like Oreb and Zeeb, and like Zebah and Zalmunna all their princes;
, -- , . 13 Who said: 'Let us take to ourselves in possession the habitations of God.'
, ; , -. 14 O my God, make them like the whirling dust; as stubble before the wind.
-; , . 15 As the fire that burneth the forest, and as the flame that setteth the mountains ablaze;
, ; . 16 So pursue them with Thy tempest, and affright them with Thy storm.
; . 17 Fill their faces with shame; that they may seek Thy name, O LORD.
-; . 18 Let them be ashamed and affrighted for ever; yea, let them be abashed and perish;
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19 That they may know that it is Thou alone whose name is the LORD, {N}
the Most High over all the earth. {P}

Chapter 84

-; - . 1 For the Leader; upon the Gittith. A Psalm of the sons of Korah.
- -- . 2 How lovely are Thy tabernacles, O LORD of hosts!
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3 My soul yearneth, yea, even pineth for the courts of the LORD; {N}
my heart and my flesh sing for joy unto the living God.
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4 Yea, the sparrow hath found a house, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young; {N}
Thine altars, O LORD of hosts, my King, and my God--.
, -- , . 5 Happy are they that dwell in Thy house, they are ever praising Thee. Selah
, - ; , . 6 Happy is the man whose strength is in Thee; in whose heart are the highways.
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7 Passing through the valley of Baca they make it a place of springs; {N}
yea, the early rain clotheth it with blessings.
, -; - . 8 They go from strength to strength, every one of them appeareth before God in Zion.
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9 O LORD God of hosts, hear my prayer; {N}
give ear, O God of Jacob. Selah
, ; , . 10 Behold, O God our shield, and look upon the face of Thine anointed.
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11 For a day in Thy courts is better than a thousand; {N}
I had rather stand at the threshold of the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.
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12 For the LORD God is a sun and a shield; {N}
the LORD giveth grace and glory; {N}
no good thing will He withhold from them that walk uprightly.
-- , . 13 O LORD of hosts, happy is the man that trusteth in Thee. {P}

Chapter 85

- . 1 For the Leader. A Psalm of the sons of Korah.
; , () . 2 LORD, Thou hast been favourable unto Thy land, Thou hast turned the captivity of Jacob.
, ‍ ; - . 3 Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of Thy people, Thou hast pardoned all their sin. Selah
-; , . 4 Thou hast withdrawn all Thy wrath; Thou hast turned from the fierceness of Thine anger.
, ; . 5 Restore us, O God of our salvation, and cause Thine indignation toward us to cease.
-; , . 6 Wilt Thou be angry with us for ever? Wilt Thou draw out Thine anger to all generations?
-, ; , -. 7 Wilt Thou not quicken us again, that Thy people may rejoice in Thee?
; , -. 8 Show us Thy mercy, O LORD, and grant us Thy salvation.
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9 I will hear what God the LORD will speak; {N}
for He will speak peace unto His people, and to His saints; but let them not turn back to folly.
; . 10 Surely His salvation is nigh them that fear Him; that glory may dwell in our land.
- ; . 11 Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other.
, ; , . 12 Truth springeth out of the earth; and righteousness hath looked down from heaven.
-, ; , . 13 Yea, the LORD will give that which is good; and our land shall yield her produce.
, ; . 14 Righteousness shall go before Him, and shall make His footsteps a way. {P}

Chapter 86

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1 A Prayer of David. {N}
Incline Thine ear, O LORD, and answer me; for I am poor and needy.
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2 Keep my soul, for I am godly; {N}
O Thou my God, save Thy servant that trusteth in Thee.
: , -. 3 Be gracious unto me, O Lord; for unto Thee do I cry all the day.
, : , . 4 Rejoice the soul of Thy servant; for unto Thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.
- , ; -, -. 5 For Thou, Lord, art good, and ready to pardon, and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon Thee.
, ; , . 6 Give ear, O LORD, unto my prayer; and attend unto the voice of my supplications.
, : . 7 In the day of my trouble I call upon Thee; for Thou wilt answer me.
- ; . 8 There is none like unto Thee among the gods, O Lord, and there are no works like Thine.
-, -- ; . 9 All nations whom Thou hast made shall come and prostrate themselves before Thee, O Lord; and they shall glorify Thy name.
- , ; . 10 For Thou art great, and doest wondrous things; Thou art God alone.
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11 Teach me, O LORD, Thy way, that I may walk in Thy truth; {N}
make one my heart to fear Thy name.
, ---; . 12 I will thank Thee, O Lord my God, with my whole heart; and I will glorify Thy name for evermore.
-, ; , . 13 For great is Thy mercy toward me; and Thou hast delivered my soul from the lowest nether-world.
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14 O God, the proud are risen up against me, and the company of violent men have sought after my soul, {N}
and have not set Thee before them.
, - ; , - . 15 But Thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy and truth.
, : - ; , -. 16 O turn unto me, and be gracious unto me; give Thy strength unto Thy servant, and save the son of Thy handmaid.
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that they that hate me may see it, and be put to shame, because Thou, LORD, hast helped me, and comforted me. {P}

Chapter 87

-, : , -. 1 A Psalm of the sons of Korah; a Song. His foundation is in the holy mountains.
, -- , . 2 The LORD loveth the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob.
, -- . 3 Glorious things are spoken of thee, O city of God. Selah
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4 'I will make mention of Rahab and Babylon as among them that know Me; {N}
behold Philistia, and Tyre, with Ethiopia; this one was born there.'
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5 But of Zion it shall be said: 'This man and that was born in her; {N}
and the Most High Himself doth establish her.'
--, : - . 6 The LORD shall count in the register of the peoples: 'This one was born there.' Selah
-- - . 7 And whether they sing or dance, all my thoughts are in thee. {P}

Chapter 88

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1 A Song, a Psalm of the sons of Korah; {N}
for the Leader; upon Mahalath Leannoth. Maschil of Heman the Ezrahite.
, -- - . 2 O LORD, God of my salvation, what time I cry in the night before Thee,
, ; , . 3 Let my prayer come before Thee, incline Thine ear unto my cry.
- ; , . 4 For my soul is sated with troubles, and my life draweth nigh unto the grave.
, - ; , -. 5 I am counted with them that go down into the pit; I am become as a man that hath no help;
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6 Set apart among the dead, {N}
like the slain that lie in the grave, whom Thou rememberest no more; {N}
and they are cut off from Thy hand.
, ; , . 7 Thou hast laid me in the nethermost pit, in dark places, in the deeps.
, ; -, . 8 Thy wrath lieth hard upon me, and all Thy waves Thou pressest down. Selah
, : ; , . 9 Thou hast put mine acquaintance far from me; Thou hast made me an abomination unto them; I am shut up, and I cannot come forth.
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I have called upon Thee, O LORD, every day, I have spread forth my hands unto Thee.
-: -, . 11 Wilt Thou work wonders for the dead? Or shall the shades arise and give Thee thanks? Selah
; , . 12 Shall Thy mercy be declared in the grave? or Thy faithfulness in destruction?
; , . 13 Shall Thy wonders be known in the dark? and Thy righteousness in the land of forgetfulness?
, ; , . 14 But as for me, unto Thee, O LORD, do I cry, and in the morning doth my prayer come to meet Thee.
, ; . 15 LORD, why castest Thou off my soul? Why hidest Thou Thy face from me?
; . 16 I am afflicted and at the point of death from my youth up; I have borne Thy terrors, I am distracted.
, ; , . 17 Thy fierce wrath is gone over me; Thy terrors have cut me off.
, -; . 18 They came round about me like water all the day; they compassed me about together.
, ; . 19 Friend and companion hast Thou put far from me, and mine acquaintance into darkness. {P}

Chapter 89

, . 1 Maschil of Ethan the Ezrahite.
, ; , . 2 I will sing of the mercies of the LORD for ever; to all generations will I make known Thy faithfulness with my mouth.
---, ; , . 3 For I have said: 'For ever is mercy built; in the very heavens Thou dost establish Thy faithfulness.
, ; , . 4 I have made a covenant with My chosen, I have sworn unto David My servant:
-, ; - . 5 For ever will I establish thy seed, and build up thy throne to all generations.' Selah
; -, . 6 So shall the heavens praise Thy wonders, O LORD, Thy faithfulness also in the assembly of the holy ones.
, ; , . 7 For who in the skies can be compared unto the LORD, who among the sons of might can be likened unto the LORD,
, - ; , --. 8 A God dreaded in the great council of the holy ones, and feared of all them that are about Him?
, --- ; , . 9 O LORD God of hosts, who is a mighty one, like unto Thee, O LORD? And Thy faithfulness is round about Thee.
, ; , . 10 Thou rulest the proud swelling of the sea; when the waves thereof arise, Thou stillest them.
; , . 11 Thou didst crush Rahab, as one that is slain; Thou didst scatter Thine enemies with the arm of Thy strength.
, - ; , . 12 Thine are the heavens, Thine also the earth; the world and the fulness thereof, Thou hast founded them.
, ; , . 13 The north and the south, Thou hast created them; Tabor and Hermon rejoice in Thy name.
, -; , . 14 Thine is an arm with might; strong is Thy hand, and exalted is Thy right hand.
, ; , . 15 Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Thy throne; mercy and truth go before Thee.
, ; , - . 16 Happy is the people that know the joyful shout; they walk, O LORD, in the light of Thy countenance.
, -; . 17 In Thy name do they rejoice all the day; and through Thy righteousness are they exalted.
- ; , () . 18 For Thou art the glory of their strength; and in Thy favour our horn is exalted.
, ; . 19 For of the LORD is our shield; and the Holy One of Israel is our king.
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20 Then Thou spokest in vision to Thy godly ones, and saidst: 'I have laid help upon one that is mighty; {N}
I have exalted one chosen out of the people.
, ; . 21 I have found David My servant; with My holy oil have I anointed him;
, ; - . 22 With whom My hand shall be established; Mine arm also shall strengthen him.
- ; -, . 23 The enemy shall not exact from him; nor the son of wickedness afflict him.
; . 24 And I will beat to pieces his adversaries before him, and smite them that hate him.
; , . 25 But My faithfulness and My mercy shall be with him; and through My name shall his horn be exalted.
; . 26 I will set his hand also on the sea, and his right hand on the rivers.
, ; , . 27 He shall call unto Me: Thou art my Father, my God, and the rock of my salvation.
-, ; , -. 28 I also will appoint him first-born, the highest of the kings of the earth.
, - (-) ; , . 29 For ever will I keep for him My mercy, and My covenant shall stand fast with him.
; , . 30 His seed also will I make to endure for ever, and his throne as the days of heaven.
- , ; , . 31 If his children forsake My law, and walk not in Mine ordinances;
- ; ‍, . 32 If they profane My statutes, and keep not My commandments;
; ‍. 33 Then will I visit their transgression with the rod, and their iniquity with strokes.
, - ; -, . 34 But My mercy will I not break off from him, nor will I be false to My faithfulness.
- ; , . 35 My covenant will I not profane, nor alter that which is gone out of My lips.
, : - . 36 Once have I sworn by My holiness: Surely I will not be false unto David;
, ; . 37 His seed shall endure for ever, and his throne as the sun before Me.
, ; , . 38 It shall be established for ever as the moon; and be stedfast as the witness in sky.' Selah
, ; , -. 39 But Thou hast cast off and rejected, Thou hast been wroth with Thine anointed.
, ; . 40 Thou hast abhorred the covenant of Thy servant; Thou hast profaned his crown even to the ground.
-; . 41 Thou hast broken down all his fences; Thou hast brought his strongholds to ruin.
, - ; , . 42 All that pass by the way spoil him; he is become a taunt to his neighbours.
, ; , -. 43 Thou hast exalted the right hand of his adversaries; Thou hast made all his enemies to rejoice.
-, ; , . 44 Yea, Thou turnest back the edge of his sword, and hast not made him to stand in the battle.
; , . 45 Thou hast made his brightness to cease, and cast his throne down to the ground.
, ; . 46 The days of his youth hast Thou shortened; Thou hast covered him with shame. Selah
- , ; - . 47 How long, O LORD, wilt Thou hide Thyself for ever? How long shall Thy wrath burn like fire?
- -; --, --. 48 O remember how short my time is; for what vanity hast Thou created all the children of men!
, -; - . 49 What man is he that liveth and shall not see death, that shall deliver his soul from the power of the grave? Selah
, : , . 50 Where are Thy former mercies, O Lord, which Thou didst swear unto David in Thy faithfulness?
, ; , - . 51 Remember, Lord, the taunt of Thy servants; how I do bear in my bosom [the taunt of] so many peoples;
: , . 52 Wherewith Thine enemies have taunted, O LORD, wherewith they have taunted the footsteps of Thine anointed.
: . 53 Blessed be the LORD for evermore. Amen, and Amen. {P}

Chapter 90

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1 A Prayer of Moses the man of God. {N}
Lord, Thou hast been our dwelling-place in all generations.
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2 Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever Thou hadst formed the earth and the world, {N}
even from everlasting to everlasting, Thou art God.
, -; , -. 3 Thou turnest man to contrition; and sayest: 'Return, ye children of men.'
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4 For a thousand years in Thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, {N}
and as a watch in the night.
, ; , . 5 Thou carriest them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep; in the morning they are like grass which groweth up.
, ; , . 6 In the morning it flourisheth, and groweth up; in the evening it is cut down, and withereth.
- ; . 7 For we are consumed in Thine anger, and by Thy wrath are we hurried away.
() ‍ ; , . 8 Thou hast set our iniquities before Thee, our secret sins in the light of Thy countenance.
-, ; -. 9 For all our days are passed away in Thy wrath; we bring our years to an end as a tale that is told.
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10 The days of our years are threescore years and ten, or even by reason of strength fourscore years; {N}
yet is their pride but travail and vanity; {N}
for it is speedily gone, and we fly away.
-, ; , . 11 Who knoweth the power of Thine anger, and Thy wrath according to the fear that is due unto Thee?
, ; , . 12 So teach us to number our days, that we may get us a heart of wisdom.
, -; , -. 13 Return, O LORD; how long? And let it repent Thee concerning Thy servants.
; , -. 14 O satisfy us in the morning with Thy mercy; that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.
, : , . 15 Make us glad according to the days wherein Thou hast afflicted us, according to the years wherein we have seen evil.
- ; , -. 16 Let Thy work appear unto Thy servants, and Thy glory upon their children.
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17 And let the graciousness of the Lord our God be upon us; {N}
establish Thou also upon us the work of our hands; yea, the work of our hands establish Thou it. {P}

Chapter 91

, ; , . 1 O thou that dwellest in the covert of the Most High, and abidest in the shadow of the Almighty;
--, ; , -. 2 I will say of the LORD, who is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust,
, ; . 3 That He will deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.
, --- ; . 4 He will cover thee with His pinions, and under His wings shalt thou take refuge; His truth is a shield and a buckler.
-, ; , . 5 Thou shalt not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flieth by day;
, ; , . 6 Of the pestilence that walketh in darkness, nor of the destruction that wasteth at noonday.
, -- : , . 7 A thousand may fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; it shall not come nigh thee.
, ; . 8 Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold, and see the recompense of the wicked.
- ; , . 9 For thou hast made the LORD who is my refuge, even the Most High, thy habitation.
- ; , - . 10 There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy tent.
, -; , -. 11 For He will give His angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.
- : - . 12 They shall bear thee upon their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.
- , ; . 13 Thou shalt tread upon the lion and asp; the young lion and the serpent shalt thou trample under feet.
, ; , - . 14 'Because he hath set his love upon Me, therefore will I deliver him; I will set him on high, because he hath known My name.
, --- ; , . 15 He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him, and bring him to honour.
, ; , . 16 With long life will I satisfy him, and make him to behold My salvation.' {P}

Chapter 92

, . 1 A Psalm, a Song. For the sabbath day.
, ; . 2 It is a good thing to give thanks unto the LORD, and to sing praises unto Thy name, O Most High;
; , . 3 To declare Thy lovingkindness in the morning, and Thy faithfulness in the night seasons,
-, -; . 4 With an instrument of ten strings, and with the psaltery; with a solemn sound upon the harp.
; . 5 For Thou, LORD, hast made me glad through Thy work; I will exult in the works of Thy hands.
- ; , . 6 How great are Thy works, O LORD! Thy thoughts are very deep.
-, ; , - -. 7 A brutish man knoweth not, neither doth a fool understand this.
, , , - : -. 8 When the wicked spring up as the grass, and when all the workers of iniquity do flourish; it is that they may be destroyed for ever.
-- . 9 But Thou, O LORD, art on high for evermore.
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10 For, lo, Thine enemies, O LORD, for, lo, Thine enemies shall perish: {N}
all the workers of iniquity shall be scattered.
; , . 11 But my horn hast Thou exalted like the horn of the wild-ox; I am anointed with rich oil.
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mine ears have heard my desire of the evil-doers that rise up against me.
, ; . 13 The righteous shall flourish like the palm-tree; he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.
, ; . 14 Planted in the house of the LORD, they shall flourish in the courts of our God.
, ; . 15 They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be full of sap and richness;
, - ; , - () . 16 To declare that the LORD is upright, my Rock, in whom there is no unrighteousness. {P}

Chapter 93

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1 The LORD reigneth; He is clothed in majesty; {N}
the LORD is clothed, He hath girded Himself with strength; yea, the world is established, that it cannot be moved.
; . 2 Thy throne is established of old; Thou art from everlasting.
, -- ; . 3 The floods have lifted up, O LORD, the floods have lifted up their voice; the floods lift up their roaring.
, -- -; . 4 Above the voices of many waters, the mighty breakers of the sea, the LORD on high is mighty.
, -- -: , . 5 Thy testimonies are very sure, holiness becometh Thy house, O LORD, for evermore. {P}

Chapter 94

- ; . 1 O LORD, Thou God to whom vengeance belongeth, Thou God to whom vengeance belongeth, shine forth.
, ; , -. 2 Lift up Thyself, Thou Judge of the earth; render to the proud their recompense.
- : -, . 3 LORD, how long shall the wicked, how long shall the wicked exult?
; , - . 4 They gush out, they speak arrogancy; all the workers of iniquity bear themselves loftily.
; . 5 They crush Thy people, O LORD, and afflict Thy heritage.
; . 6 They slay the widow and the stranger, and murder the fatherless.
, -; -, . 7 And they say: 'The LORD will not see, neither will the God of Jacob give heed.'
, ; , . 8 Consider, ye brutish among the people; and ye fools, when will ye understand?
, ; - , . 9 He that planted the ear, shall He not hear? He that formed the eye, shall He not see?
, : . 10 He that instructeth nations, shall not He correct? even He that teacheth man knowledge?
--, : - . 11 The LORD knoweth the thoughts of man, that they are vanity.
, - ; . 12 Happy is the man whom Thou instructest, O LORD, and teachest out of Thy law;
, -- . 13 That Thou mayest give him rest from the days of evil, until the pit be digged for the wicked.
, - ; , . 14 For the LORD will not cast off His people, neither will He forsake His inheritance.
--, ; , --. 15 For right shall return unto justice, and all the upright in heart shall follow it.
- , -; - , - . 16 Who will rise up for me against the evil-doers? Who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity?
, -- , . 17 Unless the LORD had been my help, my soul had soon dwelt in silence.
-, ; , . 18 If I say: 'My foot slippeth', Thy mercy, O LORD, holdeth me up.
-- , . 19 When my cares are many within me, Thy comforts delight my soul.
, ; -. 20 Shall the seat of wickedness have fellowship with Thee, which frameth mischief by statute?
, - ; . 21 They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous, and condemn innocent blood.
; , . 22 But the LORD hath been my high tower, and my God the rock of my refuge.
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23 And He hath brought upon them their own iniquity, and will cut them off in their own evil; {N}
the LORD our God will cut them off. {P}

Chapter 95

, ; , . 1 O come, let us sing unto the LORD; let us shout for joy to the Rock of our salvation.
; , . 2 Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving, let us shout for joy unto Him with psalms.
; , --. 3 For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods;
, -; . 4 In whose hand are the depths of the earth; the heights of the mountains are His also.
- , ; , . 5 The sea is His, and He made it; and His hands formed the dry land.
, ; , - . 6 O come, let us bow down and bend the knee; let us kneel before the LORD our Maker;
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7 For He is our God, and we are the people of His pasture, and the flock of His hand. {N}
To-day, if ye would but hearken to His voice!
- , ; , . 8 'Harden not your heart, as at Meribah, as in the day of Massah in the wilderness;
, : , - . 9 When your fathers tried Me, proved Me, even though they saw My work.
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10 For forty years was I wearied with that generation, and said: It is a people that do err in their heart, {N}
and they have not known My ways;
- ; -, -. 11 Wherefore I swore in My wrath, that they should not enter into My rest.' {P}

Chapter 96

, ; , -. 1 O sing unto the LORD a new song; sing unto the LORD, all the earth.
, ; -, . 2 Sing unto the LORD, bless His name; proclaim His salvation from day to day.
; -, . 3 Declare His glory among the nations, His marvellous works among all the peoples.
; , --. 4 For great is the LORD, and highly to be praised; He is to be feared above all gods.
, - ; , . 5 For all the gods of the peoples are things of nought; but the LORD made the heavens.
- ; , . 6 Honour and majesty are before Him; strength and beauty are in His sanctuary.
, ; , . 7 Ascribe unto the LORD, ye kindreds of the peoples, ascribe unto the LORD glory and strength.
, ; -, . 8 Ascribe unto the LORD the glory due unto His name; bring an offering, and come into His courts.
, -; , -. 9 O worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness; tremble before Him, all the earth.
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10 Say among the nations: 'The LORD reigneth.' The world also is established that it cannot be moved; {N}
He will judge the peoples with equity.
, ; , . 11 Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice; let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof;
, --; , --. 12 Let the field exult; and all that is therein; then shall all the trees of the wood sing for joy;
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13 Before the LORD, for He is come; for He is come to judge the earth; {N}
He will judge the world with righteousness, and the peoples in His faithfulness. {P}

Chapter 97

, ; , . 1 The LORD reigneth; let the earth rejoice; let the multitude of isles be glad.
; , . 2 Clouds and darkness are round about Him; righteousness and justice are the foundation of His throne.
, ; . 3 A fire goeth before Him, and burneth up His adversaries round about.
; . 4 His lightnings lighted up the world; the earth saw, and trembled.
--, : , -. 5 The mountains melted like wax at the presence of the LORD, at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.
; - . 6 The heavens declared His righteousness, and all the peoples saw His glory.
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7 Ashamed be all they that serve graven images, that boast themselves of things of nought; {N}
bow down to Him, all ye gods.
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8 Zion heard and was glad, and the daughters of Judah rejoiced; {N}
because of Thy judgments, O LORD.
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9 For Thou, LORD, art most high above all the earth; {N}
Thou art exalted far above all gods.
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10 O ye that love the LORD, hate evil; {N}
He preserveth the souls of His saints; He delivered them out of the hand of the wicked.
, ; - . 11 Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart.
, ; , . 12 Be glad in the LORD, ye righteous; and give thanks to His holy name. {P}

Chapter 98

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1 A Psalm. O sing unto the LORD a new song; for He hath done marvellous things; {N}
His right hand, and His holy arm, hath wrought salvation for Him.
, ; , . 2 The LORD hath made known His salvation; His righteousness hath He revealed in the sight of the nations.
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3 He hath remembered His mercy and His faithfulness toward the house of Israel; {N}
all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.
, -; . 4 Shout unto the LORD, all the earth; break forth and sing for joy, yea, sing praises.
; , . 5 Sing praises unto the LORD with the harp; with the harp and the voice of melody.
, -- , . 6 With trumpets and sound of the horn shout ye before the King, the LORD.
, ; , . 7 Let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein;
-; , . 8 Let the floods clap their hands; let the mountains sing for joy together;
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9 Before the LORD, for He is come to judge the earth; {N}
He will judge the world with righteousness, and the peoples with equity. {P}

Chapter 99

, ; , . 1 The LORD reigneth; let the peoples tremble; He is enthroned upon the cherubim; let the earth quake.
, ; , --. 2 The LORD is great in Zion; and He is high above all the peoples.
, ; . 3 Let them praise Thy name as great and awful; Holy is He.
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4 The strength also of the king who loveth justice-- {N}
Thou hast established equity, Thou hast executed justice and righteousness in Jacob.
, , , : . 5 Exalt ye the LORD our God, and prostrate yourselves at His footstool; Holy is He.
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6 Moses and Aaron among His priests, and Samuel among them that call upon His name, {N}
did call upon the LORD, and He answered them.
, ; , -. 7 He spoke unto them in the pillar of cloud; they kept His testimonies, and the statute that He gave them.
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8 O LORD our God, Thou didst answer them; {N}
a forgiving God wast Thou unto them, though Thou tookest vengeance of their misdeeds.
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9 Exalt ye the LORD our God, and worship at His holy hill; {N}
for the LORD our God is holy. {P}

Chapter 100

: , -. 1 A Psalm of thanksgiving. Shout unto the LORD, all the earth.
- ; , . 2 Serve the LORD with gladness; come before His presence with singing.
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3 Know ye that the LORD He is God; {N}
it is He that hath made us, and we are His, His people, and the flock of His pasture.
, -- ; -, . 4 Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise; give thanks unto Him, and bless His name.
- , ; - , . 5 For the LORD is good; His mercy endureth for ever; and His faithfulness unto all generations. {P}

Chapter 101

, : - ; . 1 A Psalm of David. I will sing of mercy and justice; unto Thee, O LORD, will I sing praises.
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2 I will give heed unto the way of integrity; oh when wilt Thou come unto me? {N}
I will walk within my house in the integrity of my heart.
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3 I will set no base thing before mine eyes; {N}
I hate the doing of things crooked; it shall not cleave unto me.
, ; , . 4 A perverse heart shall depart from me; I will know no evil thing.
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5 Whoso slandereth his neighbour in secret, him will I destroy; {N}
whoso is haughty of eye and proud of heart, him will I not suffer.
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6 Mine eyes are upon the faithful of the land, that they may dwell with me; {N}
he that walketh in a way of integrity, he shall minister unto me.
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7 He that worketh deceit shall not dwell within my house; {N}
he that speaketh falsehood shall not be established before mine eyes.
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8 Morning by morning will I destroy all the wicked of the land; {N}
to cut off all the workers of iniquity from the city of the LORD. {P}

Chapter 102

, --- , . 1 A Prayer of the afflicted, when he fainteth, and poureth out his complaint before the LORD.
, ; , . 2 O LORD, hear my prayer, and let my cry come unto Thee.
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3 Hide not Thy face from me in the day of my distress; {N}
incline Thine ear unto me; in the day when I call answer me speedily.
- ; , . 4 For my days are consumed like smoke, and my bones are burned as a hearth.
- : -, . 5 My heart is smitten like grass, and withered; for I forget to eat my bread.
-- , . 6 By reason of the voice of my sighing my bones cleave to my flesh.
, ; , . 7 I am like a pelican of the wilderness; I am become as an owl of the waste places.
-- , -. 8 I watch, and am become like a sparrow that is alone upon the housetop.
-, ; , . 9 Mine enemies taunt me all the day; they that are mad against me do curse by me.
-, ; , . 10 For I have eaten ashes like bread, and mingled my drink with weeping,
- -- , . 11 Because of Thine indignation and Thy wrath; for Thou hast taken me up, and cast me away.
, ; , . 12 My days are like a lengthening shadow; and I am withered like grass.
, ; , . 13 But Thou, O LORD, sittest enthroned for ever; and Thy name is unto all generations.
, : - , - . 14 Thou wilt arise, and have compassion upon Zion; for it is time to be gracious unto her, for the appointed time is come.
- , -; -, . 15 For Thy servants take pleasure in her stones, and love her dust.
, - ; - , -. 16 So the nations will fear the name of the LORD, and all the kings of the earth Thy glory;
- -- , . 17 When the LORD hath built up Zion, when He hath appeared in His glory;
, - ; -, -. 18 When He hath regarded the prayer of the destitute, and hath not despised their prayer.
, ; , -. 19 This shall be written for the generation to come; and a people which shall be created shall praise the LORD.
-, ; , - . 20 For He hath looked down from the height of His sanctuary; from heaven did the LORD behold the earth;
, ; , . 21 To hear the groaning of the prisoner; to loose those that are appointed to death;
, ; , . 22 That men may tell of the name of the LORD in Zion, and His praise in Jerusalem;
; , -. 23 When the peoples are gathered together, and the kingdoms, to serve the LORD.
(); . 24 He weakened my strength in the way; He shortened my days.
--, : . 25 I say: 'O my God, take me not away in the midst of my days, Thou whose years endure throughout all generations.
, ; . 26 Of old Thou didst lay the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the work of Thy hands.
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27 They shall perish, but Thou shalt endure; {N}
yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment; as a vesture shalt Thou change them, and they shall pass away;
-; , . 28 But Thou art the selfsame, and Thy years shall have no end.
- ; , . 29 The children of Thy servants shall dwell securely, and their seed shall be established before Thee.' {P}

Chapter 103

: , -; -, - . 1 [A Psalm] of David. Bless the LORD, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless His holy name.
, -; -, -. 2 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits;
-‍; , -. 3 Who forgiveth all thine iniquity; who healeth all thy diseases;
; , . 4 Who redeemeth thy life from the pit; who encompasseth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;
; . 5 Who satisfieth thine old age with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle.
; , -. 6 The LORD executeth righteousness, and acts of justice for all that are oppressed.
; , . 7 He made known His ways unto Moses, His doings unto the children of Israel.
; -. 8 The LORD is full of compassion and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.
- ; . 9 He will not always contend; neither will He keep His anger for ever.
, ; ‍, . 10 He hath not dealt with us after our sins, nor requited us according to our iniquities.
, --- , -. 11 For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is His mercy toward them that fear Him.
, -- , -. 12 As far as the east is from the west, so far hath He removed our transgressions from us.
, --- , -. 13 Like as a father hath compassion upon his children, so hath the LORD compassion upon them that fear Him.
-, ; , - . 14 For He knoweth our frame; He remembereth that we are dust.
, ; , . 15 As for man, his days are as grass; as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth.
- ; - . 16 For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof knoweth it no more.
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and His righteousness unto children's children;
; , . 18 To such as keep His covenant, and to those that remember His precepts to do them.
--, ; , . 19 The LORD hath established His throne in the heavens; and His kingdom ruleth over all.
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20 Bless the LORD, ye angels of His, {N}
ye mighty in strength, that fulfil His word, hearkening unto the voice of His word.
, --- , . 21 Bless the LORD, all ye His hosts; ye ministers of His, that do His pleasure.
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bless the LORD, O my soul. {P}

Chapter 104

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1 Bless the LORD, O my soul. {N}
O LORD my God, Thou art very great; Thou art clothed with glory and majesty.
-, ; , . 2 Who coverest Thyself with light as with a garment, who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain;
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who makest the clouds Thy chariot, who walkest upon the wings of the wind;
; , . 4 Who makest winds Thy messengers, the flaming fire Thy ministers.
-, -; -, . 5 Who didst establish the earth upon its foundations, that it should not be moved for ever and ever;
, ; -, . 6 Thou didst cover it with the deep as with a vesture; the waters stood above the mountains.
- ; - , . 7 At Thy rebuke they fled, at the voice of Thy thunder they hasted away--
, -- -, . 8 The mountains rose, the valleys sank down--unto the place which Thou hadst founded for them;
-, -; -, . 9 Thou didst set a bound which they should not pass over, that they might not return to cover the earth.
, ; , . 10 Who sendest forth springs into the valleys; they run between the mountains;
, - ; . 11 They give drink to every beast of the field, the wild asses quench their thirst.
, - ; , -. 12 Beside them dwell the fowl of the heaven, from among the branches they sing.
, ; , . 13 Who waterest the mountains from Thine upper chambers; the earth is full of the fruit of Thy works.
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to bring forth bread out of the earth,
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15 And wine that maketh glad the heart of man, making the face brighter than oil, {N}
and bread that stayeth man's heart.
, -- , . 16 The trees of the LORD have their fill, the cedars of Lebanon, which He hath planted;
-, ; , . 17 Wherein the birds make their nests; as for the stork, the fir-trees are her house.
, ; , . 18 The high mountains are for the wild goats; the rocks are a refuge for the conies.
, ; , . 19 Who appointedst the moon for seasons; the sun knoweth his going down.
-, -- -, --. 20 Thou makest darkness, and it is night, wherein all the beasts of the forest do creep forth.
, ; , . 21 The young lions roar after their prey, and seek their food from God.
, ; -, . 22 The sun ariseth, they slink away, and couch in their dens.
; -. 23 Man goeth forth unto his work and to his labour until the evening.
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24 How manifold are Thy works, O LORD! In wisdom hast Thou made them all; {N}
the earth is full of Thy creatures.
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25 Yonder sea, great and wide, {N}
therein are creeping things innumerable, living creatures, both small and great.
, ; , - -. 26 There go the ships; there is leviathan, whom Thou hast formed to sport therein.
, -- . 27 All of them wait for Thee, that Thou mayest give them their food in due season.
, ; , . 28 Thou givest it unto them, they gather it; Thou openest Thy hand, they are satisfied with good.
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Thou withdrawest their breath, they perish, and return to their dust.
, ; , . 30 Thou sendest forth Thy spirit, they are created; and Thou renewest the face of the earth.
; . 31 May the glory of the LORD endure for ever; let the LORD rejoice in His works!
, ; . 32 Who looketh on the earth, and it trembleth; He toucheth the mountains, and they smoke.
; . 33 I will sing unto the LORD as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have any being.
; , . 34 Let my musing be sweet unto Him; as for me, I will rejoice in the LORD.
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Bless the LORD, O my soul. {N}
Hallelujah.

Chapter 105

, ; , . 1 O give thanks unto the LORD, call upon His name; make known His doings among the peoples.
-, -; , -. 2 Sing unto Him, sing praises unto Him; speak ye of all His marvellous works.
, ; , . 3 Glory ye in His holy name; let the heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD.
; . 4 Seek ye the LORD and His strength; seek His face continually.
-- -; , -. 5 Remember His marvellous works that He hath done, His wonders, and the judgments of His mouth;
, : . 6 O ye seed of Abraham His servant, ye children of Jacob, His chosen ones.
, ; -, . 7 He is the LORD our God; His judgments are in all the earth.
; , . 8 He hath remembered His covenant for ever, the word which He commanded to a thousand generations;
, -; . 9 [The covenant] which He made with Abraham, and His oath unto Isaac;
; , . 10 And He established it unto Jacob for a statute, to Israel for an everlasting covenant;
--, --: , . 11 Saying: 'Unto thee will I give the land of Canaan, the lot of your inheritance.'
, ; , . 12 When they were but a few men in number. Yea, very few, and sojourners in it,
, -; , - . 13 And when they went about from nation to nation, from one kingdom to another people,
- ; . 14 He suffered no man to do them wrong, yea, for their sake He reproved kings:
- ; , -. 15 'Touch not Mine anointed ones, and do My prophets no harm.'
, -; -- . 16 And He called a famine upon the land; He broke the whole staff of bread.
; , . 17 He sent a man before them; Joseph was sold for a servant;
(); , . 18 His feet they hurt with fetters, his person was laid in iron;
- --- . 19 Until the time that his word came to pass, the word of the LORD tested him.
, ; , . 20 The king sent and loosed him; even the ruler of the peoples, and set him free.
; , -. 21 He made him lord of his house, and ruler of all his possessions;
; . 22 To bind his princes at his pleasure, and teach his elders wisdom.
; , -. 23 Israel also came into Egypt; and Jacob sojourned in the land of Ham.
- ; , . 24 And He increased His people greatly, and made them too mighty for their adversaries.
, ; , . 25 He turned their heart to hate His people, to deal craftily with His servants.
, ; , -. 26 He sent Moses His servant, and Aaron whom He had chosen.
-, ; , . 27 They wrought among them His manifold signs, and wonders in the land of Ham.
, ; -, - (). 28 He sent darkness, and it was dark; and they rebelled not against His word.
- ; , -. 29 He turned their waters into blood, and slew their fish.
; , . 30 Their land swarmed with frogs, in the chambers of their kings.
, ; , -. 31 He spoke, and there came swarms of flies, and gnats in all their borders.
; . 32 He gave them hail for rain, and flaming fire in their land.
, ; , . 33 He smote their vines also and their fig-trees; and broke the trees of their borders.
, ; , . 34 He spoke, and the locust came, and the canker-worm without number,
- ; , . 35 And did eat up every herb in their land, and did eat up the fruit of their ground.
- ; , -. 36 He smote also all the first-born in their land, the first-fruits of all their strength.
, ; . 37 And He brought them forth with silver and gold; and there was none that stumbled among His tribes.
: - . 38 Egypt was glad when they departed; for the fear of them had fallen upon them.
; , . 39 He spread a cloud for a screen; and fire to give light in the night.
, ; , . 40 They asked, and He brought quails, and gave them in plenty the bread of heaven.
, ; , . 41 He opened the rock, and waters gushed out; they ran, a river in the dry places.
-, - ; - . 42 For He remembered His holy word unto Abraham His servant;
; , -. 43 And He brought forth His people with joy, His chosen ones with singing.
, ; . 44 And He gave them the lands of the nations, and they took the labour of the peoples in possession;
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Hallelujah.

Chapter 106

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1 Hallelujah. {N}
O give thanks unto the LORD; for He is good; for His mercy endureth for ever.
--, ; , -. 2 Who can express the mighty acts of the LORD, or make all His praise to be heard?
, ; -. 3 Happy are they that keep justice, that do righteousness at all times.
, ; , . 4 Remember me, O LORD, when Thou favourest Thy people; O think of me at Thy salvation;
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that I may glory with Thine inheritance.
-; . 6 We have sinned with our fathers, we have done iniquitously, we have dealt wickedly.
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they remembered not the multitude of Thy mercies; {N}
but were rebellious at the sea, even at the Red Sea.
, -- , -. 8 Nevertheless He saved them for His name's sake, that He might make His mighty power to be known.
-, ; , . 9 And He rebuked the Red Sea, and it was dried up; and He led them through the depths, as through a wilderness.
, ; , . 10 And He saved them from the hand of him that hated them, and redeemed them from the hand of the enemy.
- ; , . 11 And the waters covered their adversaries; there was not one of them left.
; , . 12 Then believed they His words; they sang His praise.
, ; -, . 13 They soon forgot His works; they waited not for His counsel;
, ; -, . 14 But lusted exceedingly in the wilderness, and tried God in the desert.
, ; . 15 And He gave them their request; but sent leanness into their soul.
, ; , . 16 They were jealous also of Moses in the camp, and of Aaron the holy one of the LORD.
-, ; , - . 17 The earth opened and swallowed up Dathan, and covered the company of Abiram.
- ; , . 18 And a fire was kindled in their company; the flame burned up the wicked.
- ; , . 19 They made a calf in Horeb, and worshipped a molten image.
-; , . 20 Thus they exchanged their glory for the likeness of an ox that eateth grass.
, -- . 21 They forgot God their saviour, who had done great things in Egypt;
, ; , --. 22 Wondrous works in the land of Ham, terrible things by the Red Sea.
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had not Moses His chosen stood before Him in the breach, {N}
to turn back His wrath, lest He should destroy them.
, ; -, . 24 Moreover, they scorned the desirable land, they believed not His word;
; , . 25 And they murmured in their tents, they hearkened not unto the voice of the LORD.
-- , . 26 Therefore He swore concerning them, that He would overthrow them in the wilderness;
, ; , . 27 And that He would cast out their seed among the nations, and scatter them in the lands.
, ; , . 28 They joined themselves also unto Baal of Peor, and ate the sacrifices of the dead.
, ; -, . 29 Thus they provoked Him with their doings, and the plague broke in upon them.
, ; , . 30 Then stood up Phinehas, and wrought judgment, and so the plague was stayed.
, ; , -. 31 And that was counted unto him for righteousness, unto all generations for ever.
, - ; , . 32 They angered Him also at the waters of Meribah, and it went ill with Moses because of them;
- -; , . 33 For they embittered his spirit, and he spoke rashly with his lips.
-, --- . 34 They did not destroy the peoples, as the LORD commanded them;
; , . 35 But mingled themselves with the nations, and learned their works;
-; . 36 And they served their idols, which became a snare unto them;
-, --- . 37 Yea, they sacrificed their sons and their daughters unto demons,
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and the land was polluted with blood.
; , . 39 Thus were they defiled with their works, and went astray in their doings.
- ; , -. 40 Therefore was the wrath of the LORD kindled against His people, and He abhorred His inheritance.
-; , . 41 And He gave them into the hand of the nations; and they that hated them ruled over them.
; , . 42 Their enemies also oppressed them, and they were subdued under their hand.
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but they were rebellious in their counsel, and sank low through their iniquity.
, -- , -. 44 Nevertheless He looked upon their distress, when He heard their cry;
; , . 45 And He remembered for them His covenant, and repented according to the multitude of His mercies.
-- , -. 46 He made them also to be pitied of all those that carried them captive.
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that we may give thanks unto Thy holy name, that we may triumph in Thy praise.
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and let all the people say: 'Amen.' {N}
Hallelujah. {P}

Chapter 107

-: . 1 'O give thanks unto the LORD, for He is good, for His mercy endureth for ever.'
, -- , -. 2 So let the redeemed of the LORD say, whom He hath redeemed from the hand of the adversary;
, : ; . 3 And gathered them out of the lands, from the east and from the west, from the north and from the sea.
, ; , . 4 They wandered in the wilderness in a desert way; they found no city of habitation.
--- , . 5 Hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted in them.
-, ; , . 6 Then they cried unto the LORD in their trouble, and He delivered them out of their distresses.
, -- , - . 7 And He led them by a straight way, that they might go to a city of habitation.
; , . 8 Let them give thanks unto the LORD for His mercy, and for His wonderful works to the children of men!
-, ; , -. 9 For He hath satisfied the longing soul, and the hungry soul He hath filled with good.
, ; . 10 Such as sat in darkness and in the shadow of death, being bound in affliction and iron--
- -; . 11 Because they rebelled against the words of God, and contemned the counsel of the Most High.
; , . 12 Therefore He humbled their heart with travail, they stumbled, and there was none to help--
-, ; , . 13 They cried unto the LORD in their trouble, and He saved them out of their distresses.
, ; . 14 He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, and broke their bands in sunder.
; , . 15 Let them give thanks unto the LORD for His mercy, and for His wonderful works to the children of men!
-, ; . 16 For He hath broken the gates of brass, and cut the bars of iron in sunder.
, ; ‍, . 17 Crazed because of the way of their transgression, and afflicted because of their iniquities--
-, ; , - . 18 Their soul abhorred all manner of food, and they drew near unto the gates of death--
-, ; . 19 They cried unto the LORD in their trouble, and He saved them out of their distresses;
, ; , . 20 He sent His word, and healed them, and delivered them from their graves.
; , . 21 Let them give thanks unto the LORD for His mercy, and for His wonderful works to the children of men!
, ; . 22 And let them offer the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare His works with singing.
] , ; , . 23 They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters--
] , ; , . 24 These saw the works of the LORD, and His wonders in the deep;
]--, ; . 25 For He commanded, and raised the stormy wind, which lifted up the waves thereof;
] , ; , . 26 They mounted up to the heaven, they went down to the deeps; their soul melted away because of trouble;
] , ; -, . 27 They reeled to and fro, and staggered like a drunken man, and all their wisdom was swallowed up--
] -, ; , . 28 They cried unto the LORD in their trouble, and He brought them out of their distresses.
, ; , . 29 He made the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof were still.
-; , - . 30 Then were they glad because they were quiet, and He led them unto their desired haven.
; , . 31 Let them give thanks unto the LORD for His mercy, and for His wonderful works to the children of men!
, -; . 32 Let them exalt Him also in the assembly of the people, and praise Him in the seat of the elders.
; , . 33 He turneth rivers into a wilderness, and watersprings into a thirsty ground;
, ; , . 34 A fruitful land into a salt waste, for the wickedness of them that dwell therein.
, -; , . 35 He turneth a wilderness into a pool of water, and a dry land into watersprings.
; , . 36 And there He maketh the hungry to dwell, and they establish a city of habitation;
, ; , . 37 And sow fields, and plant vineyards, which yield fruits of increase.
; , . 38 He blesseth them also, so that they are multiplied greatly, and suffereth not their cattle to decrease.
-- . 39 Again, they are minished and dwindle away through oppression of evil and sorrow.
] , -; , -. 40 He poureth contempt upon princes, and causeth them to wander in the waste, where there is no way.
; , . 41 Yet setteth He the needy on high from affliction, and maketh his families like a flock.
; -, . 42 The upright see it, and are glad; and all iniquity stoppeth her mouth.
- -; , . 43 Whoso is wise, let him observe these things, and let them consider the mercies of the LORD. {P}

Chapter 108

- . ; , -. 1 A Song, a Psalm of David. 2 My heart is steadfast, O God; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises, even with my glory.
, ; . 3 Awake, psaltery and harp; I will awake the dawn.
; , . 4 I will give thanks unto Thee, O LORD, among the peoples; and I will sing praises unto Thee among the nations.
- - ; - . 5 For Thy mercy is great above the heavens, and Thy truth reacheth unto the skies.
- ; - . 6 Be Thou exalted, O God, above the heavens; and Thy glory be above all the earth.
, ; . 7 That Thy beloved may be delivered, save with Thy right hand, and answer me.
, --: ; . 8 God spoke in His holiness, that I would exult; that I would divide Shechem, and mete out the valley of Succoth.
, , , ; , . 9 Gilead is mine, Manasseh is mine; Ephraim also is the defence of my head; Judah is my sceptre.
, ---, ; -, . 10 Moab is my washpot; upon Edom do I cast my shoe; over Philistia do I cry aloud.
, ; -. 11 Who will bring me into the fortified city? Who will lead me unto Edom?
- ; - , . 12 Hast not Thou cast us off, O God? and Thou goest not forth, O God, with our hosts?
- ; , . 13 Give us help against the adversary; for vain is the help of man.
-; , . 14 Through God we shall do valiantly; for He it is that will tread down our adversaries. {P}

Chapter 109

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1 For the Leader. A Psalm of David. {N}
O God of my praise, keep not silence;
, --- ; , . 2 For the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of deceit have they opened against me; they have spoken unto me with a lying tongue.
; . 3 They compassed me about also with words of hatred, and fought against me without a cause.
- ; . 4 In return for my love they are my adversaries; but I am all prayer.
, ; , . 5 And they have laid upon me evil for good, and hatred for my love:
; , -. 6 'Set Thou a wicked man over him; and let an adversary stand at his right hand.
, ; , . 7 When he is judged, let him go forth condemned; and let his prayer be turned into sin.
- ; , . 8 Let his days be few; let another take his charge.
- ; , . 9 Let his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow.
; , . 10 Let his children be vagabonds, and beg; and let them seek their bread out of their desolate places.
, --; . 11 Let the creditor distrain all that he hath; and let strangers make spoil of his labour.
--, ; - , . 12 Let there be none to extend kindness unto him; neither let there be any to be gracious unto his fatherless children.
- ; , . 13 Let his posterity be cut off; in the generation following let their name be blotted out.
, ‍ ---; , -. 14 Let the iniquity of his fathers be brought to remembrance unto the LORD; and let not the sin of his mother be blotted out.
- ; . 15 Let them be before the LORD continually, that He may cut off the memory of them from the earth.
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16 Because that he remembered not to do kindness, {N}
but persecuted the poor and needy man, and the broken in heart he was ready to slay.
, ; - , . 17 Yea, he loved cursing, and it came unto him; and he delighted not in blessing, and it is far from him.
, : ; , . 18 He clothed himself also with cursing as with his raiment, and it is come into his inward parts like water, and like oil into his bones.
-, ; , . 19 Let it be unto him as the garment which he putteth on, and for the girdle wherewith he is girded continually.'
, ; , -. 20 This would mine adversaries effect from the LORD, and they that speak evil against my soul.
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21 But Thou, O GOD the Lord, deal with me for Thy name's sake; {N}
because Thy mercy is good, deliver Thou me.
- ; , . 22 For I am poor and needy, and my heart is wounded within me.
- ; , . 23 I am gone like the shadow when it lengtheneth; I am shaken off as the locust.
, ; , . 24 My knees totter through fasting; and my flesh is lean, and hath no fatness.
, ; , . 25 I am become also a taunt unto them; when they see me, they shake their head.
, ; . 26 Help me, O LORD my God; O save me according to Thy mercy;
, - ; . 27 That they may know that this is Thy hand; that Thou, LORD, hast done it.
-, : , -- . 28 Let them curse, but bless Thou; when they arise, they shall be put to shame, but Thy servant shall rejoice.
; . 29 Mine adversaries shall be clothed with confusion, and shall put on their own shame as a robe.
; . 30 I will give great thanks unto the LORD with my mouth; yea, I will praise Him among the multitude;
-, -- , . 31 Because He standeth at the right hand of the needy, to save him from them that judge his soul. {P}

Chapter 110

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1 A Psalm of David. {N}
The LORD saith unto my lord: 'Sit thou at My right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool.'
--- , ; , . 2 The rod of Thy strength the LORD will send out of Zion: 'Rule thou in the midst of thine enemies.'
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in adornments of holiness, from the womb of the dawn, thine is the dew of thy youth.
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after the manner of Melchizedek.'
-; - . 5 The Lord at thy right hand doth crush kings in the day of His wrath.
, ; , - . 6 He will judge among the nations; He filleth it with dead bodies, He crusheth the head over a wide land.
, ; -, . 7 He will drink of the brook in the way; therefore will he lift up the head. {P}

Chapter 111

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1 Hallelujah. {N}
I will give thanks unto the LORD with my whole heart, in the council of the upright, and in the congregation.
, ; , -. 2 The works of the LORD are great, sought out of all them that have delight therein.
- ; , . 3 His work is glory and majesty; and His righteousness endureth for ever.
, ; . 4 He hath made a memorial for His wonderful works; the LORD is gracious and full of compassion.
, ; . 5 He hath given food unto them that fear Him; He will ever be mindful of His covenant.
, -- , . 6 He hath declared to His people the power of His works, in giving them the heritage of the nations.
, ; , -. 7 The works of His hands are truth and justice; all His precepts are sure.
; , . 8 They are established for ever and ever, they are done in truth and uprightness.
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9 He hath sent redemption unto His people; He hath commanded His covenant for ever; {N}
Holy and awful is His name.
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His praise endureth for ever. {P}

Chapter 112

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1 Hallelujah. {N}
Happy is the man that feareth the LORD, that delighteth greatly in His commandments.
, ; . 2 His seed shall be mighty upon earth; the generation of the upright shall be blessed.
- ; , . 3 Wealth and riches are in his house; and his merit endureth for ever.
, ; . 4 Unto the upright He shineth as a light in the darkness, gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.
-, ; . 5 Well is it with the man that dealeth graciously and lendeth, that ordereth his affairs rightfully.
- -; , . 6 For he shall never be moved; the righteous shall be had in everlasting remembrance.
, ; , . 7 He shall not be afraid of evil tidings; his heart is stedfast, trusting in the LORD.
, ; - . 8 His heart is established, he shall not be afraid, until he gaze upon his adversaries.
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his horn shall be exalted in honour.
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10 The wicked shall see it, and be vexed; he shall gnash with his teeth, and melt away; {N}
the desire of the wicked shall perish. {P}

Chapter 113

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1 Hallelujah. {N}
Praise, O ye servants of the LORD, praise the name of the LORD.
-- , -. 2 Blessed be the name of the LORD from this time forth and for ever.
- --- , . 3 From the rising of the sun unto the going down thereof the LORD'S name is to be praised.
-- ; . 4 The LORD is high above all nations, His glory is above the heavens.
, -- . 5 Who is like unto the LORD our God, that is enthroned on high,
-- . 6 That looketh down low upon heaven and upon the earth?
; , . 7 Who raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth up the needy out of the dunghill;
-; , . 8 That He may set him with princes, even with the princes of His people.
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Hallelujah.

Chapter 114

, ; , . 1 When Israel came forth out of Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of strange language;
; , . 2 Judah became His sanctuary, Israel His dominion.
, ; , . 3 The sea saw it, and fled; the Jordan turned backward.
, ; , -. 4 The mountains skipped like rams, the hills like young sheep.
- , ; , . 5 What aileth thee, O thou sea, that thou fleest? thou Jordan, that thou turnest backward?
, ; , -. 6 Ye mountains, that ye skip like rams; ye hills, like young sheep?
, ; , . 7 Tremble, thou earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob;
-; , -. 8 Who turned the rock into a pool of water, the flint into a fountain of waters.

Chapter 115

, -: -, ---, -. 1 Not unto us, O LORD, not unto us, but unto Thy name give glory, for Thy mercy, and for Thy truth's sake.
, : -, . 2 Wherefore should the nations say: 'Where is now their God?'
-- - . 3 But our God is in the heavens; whatsoever pleased Him He hath done.
, ; , . 4 Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men's hands.
-, ; , . 5 They have mouths, but they speak not; eyes have they, but they see not;
, ; , . 6 They have ears, but they hear not; noses have they, but they smell not;
, --, ; -, . 7 They have hands, but they handle not; feet have they, but they walk not; neither speak they with their throat.
, -- - . 8 They that make them shall be like unto them; yea, every one that trusteth in them.
, ; . 9 O Israel, trust thou in the LORD! He is their help and their shield!
, ; . 10 O house of Aaron, trust ye in the LORD! He is their help and their shield!
, ; . 11 Ye that fear the LORD, trust in the LORD! He is their help and their shield.
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12 The LORD hath been mindful of us, He will bless-- {N}
He will bless the house of Israel; He will bless the house of Aaron.
, -- , -. 13 He will bless them that fear the LORD, both small and great.
; , . 14 The LORD increase you more and more, you and your children.
, -- , . 15 Blessed be ye of the LORD who made heaven and earth.
, ; , -. 16 The heavens are the heavens of the LORD; but the earth hath He given to the children of men.
, -; , - . 17 The dead praise not the LORD, neither any that go down into silence;
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Hallelujah.

Chapter 116

, - -- -, . 1 I love that the LORD should hear my voice and my supplications.
- ; . 2 Because He hath inclined His ear unto me, therefore will I call upon Him all my days.
, --- ; . 3 The cords of death compassed me, and the straits of the nether-world got hold upon me; I found trouble and sorrow.
- : , . 4 But I called upon the name of the LORD: 'I beseech thee, O LORD, deliver my soul.'
; . 5 Gracious is the LORD, and righteous; yea, our God is compassionate.
; , . 6 The LORD preserveth the simple; I was brought low, and He saved me.
, : -, . 7 Return, O my soul, unto thy rest; for the LORD hath dealt bountifully with thee.
, : - -; - . 8 For Thou hast delivered my soul from death, mine eyes from tears, and my feet from stumbling.
, -- , . 9 I shall walk before the LORD in the lands of the living.
, ; , . 10 I trusted even when I spoke: 'I am greatly afflicted.'
, : - . 11 I said in my haste: 'All men are liars.'
- -- - . 12 How can I repay unto the LORD all His bountiful dealings toward me?
- ; . 13 I will lift up the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of the LORD.
, ; -, -. 14 My vows will I pay unto the LORD, yea, in the presence of all His people.
, -- , . 15 Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of His saints.
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16 I beseech Thee, O LORD, for I am Thy servant; {N}
I am Thy servant, the son of Thy handmaid; Thou hast loosed my bands.
-, ; . 17 I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will call upon the name of the LORD.
, ; -, -. 18 I will pay my vows unto the LORD, yea, in the presence of all His people;
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Hallelujah.

Chapter 117

-, -; , -. 1 O praise the LORD, all ye nations; laud Him, all ye peoples.
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Hallelujah.

Chapter 118

-: . 1 'O give thanks unto the LORD, for He is good, for His mercy endureth for ever.'
- : . 2 So let Israel now say, for His mercy endureth for ever,
- -: . 3 So let the house of Aaron now say, for His mercy endureth for ever.
- : . 4 So let them now that fear the LORD say, for His mercy endureth for ever.
-, ; . 5 Out of my straits I called upon the LORD; He answered me with great enlargement.
, ; - . 6 The LORD is for me; I will not fear; what can man do unto me?
, ; , . 7 The LORD is for me as my helper; and I shall gaze upon them that hate me.
, -- , . 8 It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in man.
, -- , . 9 It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in princes.
- ; , . 10 All nations compass me about; verily, in the name of the LORD I will cut them off.
-; , . 11 They compass me about, yea, they compass me about; verily, in the name of the LORD I will cut them off.
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12 They compass me about like bees; they are quenched as the fire of thorns; {N}
verily, in the name of the LORD I will cut them off.
; . 13 Thou didst thrust sore at me that I might fall; but the LORD helped me.
; -, . 14 The LORD is my strength and song; and He is become my salvation.
, -- ; , . 15 The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tents of the righteous; the right hand of the LORD doeth valiantly.
, ; , . 16 The right hand of the LORD is exalted; the right hand of the LORD doeth valiantly.
- -; , . 17 I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the LORD.
; , . 18 The LORD hath chastened me sore; but He hath not given me over unto death.
- -; -, . 19 Open to me the gates of righteousness; I will enter into them, I will give thanks unto the LORD.
- ; , . 20 This is the gate of the LORD; the righteous shall enter into it.
, ; -, . 21 I will give thanks unto Thee, for Thou hast answered me, and art become my salvation.
, -- , . 22 The stone which the builders rejected is become the chief corner-stone.
, ; . 23 This is the LORD'S doing; it is marvellous in our eyes.
-, ; . 24 This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
, ; , . 25 We beseech Thee, O LORD, save now! We beseech Thee, O LORD, make us now to prosper!
, ; , . 26 Blessed be he that cometh in the name of the LORD; we bless you out of the house of the LORD.
, ---: - -- , . 27 The LORD is God, and hath given us light; order the festival procession with boughs, even unto the horns of the altar.
; , . 28 Thou art my God, and I will give thanks unto Thee; Thou art my God, I will exalt Thee.
-: . 29 O give thanks unto the LORD, for He is good, for His mercy endureth for ever. {P}

Chapter 119

--- , . 1 ALEPH. Happy are they that are upright in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD.
, ; - . 2 Happy are they that keep His testimonies, that seek Him with the whole heart.
, - ; . 3 Yea, they do no unrighteousness; they walk in His ways.
, -- . 4 Thou hast ordained Thy precepts, that we should observe them diligently.
, -- . 5 Oh that my ways were directed to observe Thy statutes!
--- , --‍. 6 Then should I not be ashamed, when I have regard unto all Thy commandments.
, -- , . 7 I will give thanks unto Thee with uprightness of heart, when I learn Thy righteous ordinances.
- ; - -. 8 I will observe Thy statutes; O forsake me not utterly. {P}
-, --- , . 9 BETH. Wherewithal shall a young man keep his way pure? By taking heed thereto according to Thy word.
- ; -, ‍. 10 With my whole heart have I sought Thee; O let me not err from Thy commandments.
, -- , -. 11 Thy word have I laid up in my heart, that I might not sin against Thee.
-- . 12 Blessed art Thou, O LORD; teach me Thy statutes.
-- , -. 13 With my lips have I told all the ordinances of Thy mouth.
‍ -- -. 14 I have rejoiced in the way of Thy testimonies, as much as in all riches.
; , . 15 I will meditate in Thy precepts, and have respect unto Thy ways.
; . 16 I will delight myself in Thy statutes; I will not forget Thy word. {P}
- ; . 17 GIMEL. Deal bountifully with Thy servant that I may live, and I will observe Thy word.
- -- , . 18 Open Thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of Thy law.
; - , ‍. 19 I am a sojourner in the earth; hide not Thy commandments from me.
-- - -. 20 My soul breaketh for the longing that it hath unto Thine ordinances at all times.
, -- , ‍. 21 Thou hast rebuked the proud that are cursed, that do err from Thy commandments.
, : . 22 Take away from me reproach and contempt; for I have kept Thy testimonies.
, -- , . 23 Even though princes sit and talk against me, thy servant doth meditate in Thy statutes.
-, -- . 24 Yea, Thy testimonies are my delight, they are my counsellors. {P}
; , . 25 DALETH. My soul cleaveth unto the dust; quicken Thou me according to Thy word.
, ; . 26 I told of my ways, and Thou didst answer me; teach me Thy statutes.
- ; , . 27 Make me to understand the way of Thy precepts, that I may talk of Thy wondrous works.
, ; , . 28 My soul melteth away for heaviness; sustain me according unto Thy word.
-, ; . 29 Remove from me the way of falsehood; and grant me Thy law graciously.
- ; . 30 I have chosen the way of faithfulness; Thine ordinances have I set [before me].
‍; , -. 31 I cleave unto Thy testimonies; O LORD, put me not to shame.
-‍ : . 32 I will run the way of Thy commandments, for Thou dost enlarge my heart. {P}
, ; . 33 HE. Teach me, O LORD, the way of Thy statutes; and I will keep it at every step.
, ; -. 34 Give me understanding, that I keep Thy law and observe it with my whole heart.
, ‍: - . 35 Make me to tread in the path of Thy commandments; for therein do I delight.
-, -‍; -. 36 Incline my heart unto Thy testimonies, and not to covetousness.
, ; . 37 Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity, and quicken me in Thy ways.
, -- , . 38 Confirm Thy word unto Thy servant, which pertaineth unto the fear of Thee.
, : . 39 Turn away my reproach which I dread; for Thine ordinances are good.
, ; . 40 Behold, I have longed after Thy precepts; quicken me in Thy righteousness. {P}
; , . 41 VAU. Let Thy mercies also come unto me, O LORD, even Thy salvation, according to Thy word;
: -, . 42 That I may have an answer for him that taunteth me; for I trust in Thy word.
- - -: , . 43 And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth; for I hope in Thine ordinances;
-- . 44 So shall I observe Thy law continually for ever and ever;
: . 45 And I will walk at ease, for I have sought Thy precepts;
, ; . 46 I will also speak of Thy testimonies before kings, and will not be ashamed.
‍, . 47 And I will delight myself in Thy commandments, which I have loved.
----‍, ; . 48 I will lift up my hands also unto Thy commandments, which I have loved; and I will meditate in Thy statutes. {P}
-, -- , . 49 ZAIN. Remember the word unto Thy servant, because Thou hast made me to hope.
: . 50 This is my comfort in my affliction, that Thy word hath quickened me.
, -; , . 51 The proud have had me greatly in derision; yet have I not turned aside from Thy law.
; . 52 I have remembered Thine ordinances which are of old, O LORD, and have comforted myself.
, -- , . 53 Burning indignation hath taken hold upon me, because of the wicked that forsake Thy law.
, - -- . 54 Thy statutes have been my songs in the house of my pilgrimage.
; , . 55 I have remembered Thy name, O LORD, in the night, and have observed Thy law.
-: . 56 This I have had, that I have kept Thy precepts. {P}
-- . 57 HETH. My portion is the LORD, I have said that I would observe Thy words.
-; , . 58 I have entreated Thy favour with my whole heart; be gracious unto me according to Thy word.
; , -. 59 I considered my ways, and turned my feet unto Thy testimonies.
, -- , ‍. 60 I made haste, and delayed not, to observe Thy commandments.
; , . 61 The bands of the wicked have enclosed me; but I have not forgotten Thy law.
---, : , . 62 At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto Thee because of Thy righteous ordinances.
, - ; , . 63 I am a companion of all them that fear Thee, and of them that observe Thy precepts.
, ; . 64 The earth, O LORD, is full of Thy mercy; teach me Thy statutes. {P}
, --- , . 65 TETH. Thou hast dealt well with Thy servant, O LORD, according unto Thy word.
: ‍ . 66 Teach me good discernment and knowledge; for I have believed Thy commandments.
, ; , . 67 Before I was afflicted, I did err; but now I observe Thy word.
- ; . 68 Thou art good, and doest good; teach me Thy statutes.
; , - . 69 The proud have forged a lie against me; but I with my whole heart will keep Thy precepts.
; , . 70 Their heart is gross like fat; but I delight in Thy law.
- --- , . 71 It is good for me that I have been afflicted, in order that I might learn Thy statutes.
- --- , . 72 The law of Thy mouth is better unto me than thousands of gold and silver. {P}
, ; , ‍. 73 IOD. Thy hands have made me and fashioned me; give me understanding, that I may learn Thy commandments.
, : . 74 They that fear Thee shall see me and be glad, because I have hope in Thy word.
, - ; , . 75 I know, O LORD, that Thy judgments are righteous, and that in faithfulness Thou hast afflicted me.
- -- . 76 Let, I pray Thee, Thy lovingkindness be ready to comfort me, according to Thy promise unto Thy servant.
: -, . 77 Let Thy tender mercies come unto me, that I may live; for Thy law is my delight.
, - ; , . 78 Let the proud be put to shame, for they have distorted my cause with falsehood; but I will meditate in Thy precepts.
; (), . 79 Let those that fear Thee return unto me, and they that know Thy testimonies.
- -- , . 80 Let my heart be undivided in Thy statutes, in order that I may not be put to shame. {P}
; . 81 CAPH. My soul pineth for Thy salvation; in Thy word do I hope.
, -- , . 82 Mine eyes fail for Thy word, saying: 'When wilt Thou comfort me?'
-, -- , . 83 For I am become like a wine-skin in the smoke; yet do I not forget Thy statutes.
-; . 84 How many are the days of Thy servant? When wilt Thou execute judgment on them that persecute me?
- -- , . 85 The proud have digged pits for me, which is not according to Thy law.
-‍ ; . 86 All Thy commandments are faithful; they persecute me for nought; help Thou me.
, ; , - . 87 They had almost consumed me upon earth; but as for me, I forsook not Thy precepts.
; , . 88 Quicken me after Thy lovingkindness, and I will observe the testimony of Thy mouth. {P}
-- , . 89 LAMED. For ever, O LORD, Thy word standeth fast in heaven.
, ; , . 90 Thy faithfulness is unto all generations; Thou hast established the earth, and it standeth.
, : . 91 They stand this day according to Thine ordinances; for all things are Thy servants.
, -- , . 92 Unless Thy law had been my delight, I should then have perished in mine affliction.
, - : , . 93 I will never forget Thy precepts; for with them Thou hast quickened me.
-, : . 94 I am Thine, save me; for I have sought Thy precepts.
; , . 95 The wicked have waited for me to destroy me; but I will consider Thy testimonies.
-, ; . 96 I have seen an end to every purpose; but Thy commandment is exceeding broad. {P}
- : -, . 97 MEM. O how love I Thy law! It is my meditation all the day.
, ‍: -. 98 Thy commandments make me wiser than mine enemies: for they are ever with me.
- : ‍, . 99 I have more understanding than all my teachers; for Thy testimonies are my meditation.
: . 100 I understand more than mine elders, because I have keep Thy precepts.
- , -- , . 101 I have refrained my feet from every evil way, in order that I might observe Thy word.
-: -, . 102 I have not turned aside from Thine ordinances; for Thou hast instructed me.
- , -- . 103 How sweet are Thy words unto my palate! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
; , - . 104 From Thy precepts I get understanding; therefore I hate every false way. {P}
- ; , . 105 NUN. Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
-- , . 106 I have sworn, and have confirmed it, to observe Thy righteous ordinances.
-; , . 107 I am afflicted very much; quicken me, O LORD, according unto Thy word.
, - ; . 108 Accept, I beseech Thee, the freewill-offerings of my mouth, O LORD, and teach me Thine ordinances.
; , . 109 My soul is continually in my hand; yet have I not forgotten Thy law.
; , . 110 The wicked have laid a snare for me; yet went I not astray from Thy precepts.
‍ : - . 111 Thy testimonies have I taken as a heritage for ever; for they are the rejoicing of my heart.
, -- . 112 I have inclined my heart to perform Thy statutes, for ever, at every step. {P}
; . 113 SAMECH. I hate them that are of a double mind; but Thy law do I love.
; . 114 Thou art my covert and my shield; in Thy word do I hope.
- ; , ‍ . 115 Depart from me, ye evildoers; that I may keep the commandments of my God.
; -, . 116 Uphold me according unto Thy word, that I may live; and put me not to shame in my hope.
; . 117 Support Thou me, and I shall be saved; and I will occupy myself with Thy statutes continually.
, - : -, . 118 Thou hast made light of all them that err from Thy statutes; for their deceit is vain.
-- --; , . 119 Thou puttest away all the wicked of the earth like dross; therefore I love Thy testimonies.
; . 120 My flesh shuddereth for fear of Thee; and I am afraid of Thy judgments. {P}
, ; -, . 121 AIN. I have done justice and righteousness; leave me not to mine oppressors.
; - . 122 Be surety for Thy servant for good; let not the proud oppress me.
, ; . 123 Mine eyes fail for Thy salvation, and for Thy righteous word.
- ; . 124 Deal with Thy servant according unto Thy mercy, and teach me Thy statutes.
- ; , . 125 I am Thy servant, give me understanding, that I may know Thy testimonies.
, -- , . 126 It is time for the LORD to work; they have made void Thy law.
-, ‍-- . 127 Therefore I love Thy commandments above gold, yea, above fine gold.
-, - ; - . 128 Therefore I esteem all [Thy] precepts concerning all things to be right; every false way I hate. {P}
‍; -, . 129 PE. Thy testimonies are wonderful; therefore doth my soul keep them.
; . 130 The opening of Thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.
-, : ‍ . 131 I opened wide my mouth, and panted; for I longed for Thy commandments.
- -- , . 132 Turn Thee towards me, and be gracious unto me, as is Thy wont to do unto those that love Thy name.
, ; -- -. 133 Order my footsteps by Thy word; and let not any iniquity have dominion over me.
, ; , . 134 Redeem me from the oppression of man, and I will observe Thy precepts.
, ; , -. 135 Make Thy face to shine upon Thy servant; and teach me Thy statutes.
-, -- , - . 136 Mine eyes run down with rivers of water, because they observe not Thy law. {P}
; , . 137 TZADE. Righteous art Thou, O LORD, and upright are Thy judgments.
, ; . 138 Thou hast commanded Thy testimonies in righteousness and exceeding faithfulness.
: - . 139 My zeal hath undone me, because mine adversaries have forgotten Thy words.
; . 140 Thy word is tried to the uttermost, and Thy servant loveth it.
; , . 141 I am small and despised; yet have I not forgotten Thy precepts.
; . 142 Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and Thy law is the truth.
- ; ‍, . 143 Trouble and anguish have overtaken me; yet Thy commandments are my delight.
‍ ; . 144 Thy testimonies are righteous for ever; give me understanding, and I shall live. {P}
-, ; . 145 KOPH. I have called with my whole heart; answer me, O LORD; I will keep Thy statutes.
; , . 146 I have called Thee, save me, and I will observe Thy testimonies.
, ; () . 147 I rose early at dawn, and cried; I hoped in Thy word.
, -- , . 148 Mine eyes forestalled the night-watches, that I might meditate in Thy word.
, ; , . 149 Hear my voice according unto Thy lovingkindness; quicken me, O LORD, as Thou art wont.
, ; . 150 They draw nigh that follow after wickedness; they are far from Thy law.
; -‍ . 151 Thou art nigh, O LORD; and all Thy commandments are truth.
, : . 152 Of old have I known from Thy testimonies that Thou hast founded them for ever. {P}
- : -, . 153 RESH. O see mine affliction, and rescue me; for I do not forget Thy law.
, ; . 154 Plead Thou my cause, and redeem me; quicken me according to Thy word.
: , . 155 Salvation is far from the wicked; for they seek not Thy statutes.
; . 156 Great are Thy compassions, O LORD; quicken me as Thou art wont.
, ; ‍, . 157 Many are my persecutors and mine adversaries; yet have I not turned aside from Thy testimonies.
, -- , . 158 I beheld them that were faithless, and strove with them; because they observed not Thy word.
, - ; , . 159 O see how I love Thy precepts; quicken me, O LORD, according to Thy lovingkindness.
- ; , - . 160 The beginning of Thy word is truth; and all Thy righteous ordinance endureth for ever. {P}
, ; (), . 161 SHIN. Princes have persecuted me without a cause; but my heart standeth in awe of Thy words.
, --- , . 162 I rejoice at Thy word, as one that findeth great spoil.
, ; . 163 I hate and abhor falsehood; Thy law do I love.
, -- , . 164 Seven times a day do I praise Thee, because of Thy righteous ordinances.
, ; - . 165 Great peace have they that love Thy law; and there is no stumbling for them.
; ‍ . 166 I have hoped for Thy salvation, O LORD, and have done Thy commandments.
, ; . 167 My soul hath observed Thy testimonies; and I love them exceedingly.
, : - . 168 I have observed Thy precepts and Thy testimonies; for all my ways are before Thee. {P}
; . 169 TAU. Let my cry come near before Thee, O LORD; give me understanding according to Thy word.
; , . 170 Let my supplication come before Thee; deliver me according to Thy word.
: . 171 Let my lips utter praise: because Thou teachest me Thy statutes.
, : -‍ . 172 Let my tongue sing of Thy word; for all Thy commandments are righteousness.
- : . 173 Let Thy hand be ready to help me; for I have chosen Thy precepts.
; , . 174 I have longed for Thy salvation, O LORD; and Thy law is my delight.
-, ; . 175 Let my soul live, and it shall praise Thee; and let Thine ordinances help me.
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176 I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek Thy servant; {N}
for I have not forgotten Thy commandments. {P}

Chapter 120

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1 A Song of Ascents. {N}
In my distress I called unto the LORD, and He answered me.
-- , -: . 2 O LORD, deliver my soul from lying lips, from a deceitful tongue.
- , - -- . 3 What shall be given unto thee, and what shall be done more unto thee, thou deceitful tongue?
; , . 4 Sharp arrows of the mighty, with coals of broom.
-, - ; , - . 5 Woe is me, that I sojourn with Meshech, that I dwell beside the tents of Kedar!
, - -- , . 6 My soul hath full long had her dwelling with him that hateth peace.
-, ; , . 7 I am all peace; but when I speak, they are for war. {P}

Chapter 121

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1 A Song of Ascents. {N}
I will lift up mine eyes unto the mountains: from whence shall my help come?
, -- , . 2 My help cometh from the LORD, who made heaven and earth.
- ; -, . 3 He will not suffer thy foot to be moved; He that keepeth thee will not slumber.
-, -- , . 4 Behold, He that keepeth Israel doth neither slumber nor sleep.
; , - . 5 The LORD is thy keeper; the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand.
, -; . 6 The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.
, -: , -. 7 The LORD shall keep thee from all evil; He shall keep thy soul.
, - -- , -. 8 The LORD shall guard thy going out and thy coming in, from this time forth and for ever. {P}

Chapter 122

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1 A Song of Ascents; of David. {N}
I rejoiced when they said unto me: 'Let us go unto the house of the LORD.'
, -- , . 2 Our feet are standing within thy gates, O Jerusalem;
-- , - . 3 Jerusalem, that art builded as a city that is compact together;
, --- : , . 4 Whither the tribes went up, even the tribes of the LORD, as a testimony unto Israel, to give thanks unto the name of the LORD.
, : , . 5 For there were set thrones for judgment, the thrones of the house of David.
, ; , . 6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem; may they prosper that love thee.
- ; , . 7 Peace be within thy walls, and prosperity within thy palaces.
, -- - . 8 For my brethren and companions' sakes, I will now say: 'Peace be within thee.'
, - -- . 9 For the sake of the house of the LORD our God I will seek thy good. {P}

Chapter 123

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1 A Song of Ascents. {N}
Unto Thee I lift up mine eyes, O Thou that art enthroned in the heavens.
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2 Behold, as the eyes of servants unto the hand of their master, {N}
as the eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her mistress; {N}
so our eyes look unto the LORD our God, until He be gracious unto us.
: -, . 3 Be gracious unto us, O LORD, be gracious unto us; for we are full sated with contempt.
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4 Our soul is full sated {N}
with the scorning of those that are at ease, and with the contempt of the proud oppressors. {P}

Chapter 124

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1 A Song of Ascents; of David. {N}
'If it had not been the LORD who was for us', let Israel now say;
, -- . 2 'If it had not been the LORD who was for us, when men rose up against us,
, -- . 3 Then they had swallowed us up alive, when their wrath was kindled against us;
, -- , -. 4 Then the waters had overwhelmed us, the stream had gone over our soul;
, --- , . 5 Then the proud waters had gone over our soul.'
-- , . 6 Blessed be the LORD, who hath not given us as a prey to their teeth.
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7 Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers; {N}
the snare is broken, and we are escaped.
, -- , . 8 Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth. {P}

Chapter 125

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1 A Song of Ascents. {N}
They that trust in the LORD are as mount Zion, which cannot be moved, but abideth for ever.
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2 As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, {N}
so the LORD is round about His people, from this time forth and for ever.
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3 For the rod of wickedness shall not rest upon the lot of the righteous; {N}
that the righteous put not forth their hands unto iniquity.
, ; , . 4 Do good, O LORD, unto the good, and to them that are upright in their hearts.
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Peace be upon Israel. {P}

Chapter 126

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1 A Song of Ascents. {N}
When the LORD brought back those that returned to Zion, we were like unto them that dream.
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2 Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing; {N}
then said they among the nations: 'The LORD hath done great things with these.'
, -- . 3 The LORD hath done great things with us; we are rejoiced.
, - ()-- . 4 Turn our captivity, O LORD, as the streams in the dry land.
-- . 5 They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.
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6 Though he goeth on his way weeping that beareth the measure of seed, {N}
he shall come home with joy, bearing his sheaves. {P}

Chapter 127

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1 A Song of Ascents; of Solomon. {N}
Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it; {N}
except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.
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2 It is vain for you that ye rise early, and sit up late, {N}
ye that eat the bread of toil; {N}
so He giveth unto His beloved in sleep.
: , . 3 Lo, children are a heritage of the LORD; the fruit of the womb is a reward.
--- , . 4 As arrows in the hand of a mighty man, so are the children of one's youth.
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5 Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them; {N}
they shall not be put to shame, when they speak with their enemies in the gate. {P}

Chapter 128

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1 A Song of Ascents. {N}
Happy is every one that feareth the LORD, that walketh in His ways.
, ; , . 2 When thou eatest the labour of thy hands, happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee.
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3 Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine, in the innermost parts of thy house; {N}
thy children like olive plants, round about thy table.
-, -- . 4 Behold, surely thus shall the man be blessed that feareth the LORD.
, : , --, . 5 The LORD bless thee out of Zion; and see thou the good of Jerusalem all the days of thy life;
- : , -. 6 And see thy children's children. Peace be upon Israel! {P}

Chapter 129

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1 A Song of Ascents. {N}
'Much have they afflicted me from my youth up', let Israel now say;
, ; , - . 2 'Much have they afflicted me from my youth up; but they have not prevailed against me.
-, ; , (). 3 The plowers plowed upon my back; they made long their furrows.
; , . 4 The LORD is righteous; He hath cut asunder the cords of the wicked.'
, -- , . 5 Let them be ashamed and turned backward, all they that hate Zion.
, -- . 6 Let them be as the grass upon the housetops, which withereth afore it springeth up;
; . 7 Wherewith the reaper filleth not his hand, nor he that bindeth sheaves his bosom.
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8 Neither do they that go by say: 'The blessing of the LORD be upon you; {N}
we bless you in the name of the LORD.' {P}

Chapter 130

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1 A Song of Ascents. {N}
Out of the depths have I called Thee, O LORD.
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2 Lord, hearken unto my voice; {N}
let Thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications.
-‍ --- , . 3 If Thou, LORD, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand?
- -- , . 4 For with Thee there is forgiveness, that Thou mayest be feared.
, ; . 5 I wait for the LORD, my soul doth wait, and in His word do I hope.
-- , . 6 My soul waiteth for the Lord, more than watchmen for the morning; yea, more than watchmen for the morning.
, -: -- ; . 7 O Israel, hope in the LORD; for with the LORD there is mercy, and with Him is plenteous redemption.
, --- , ‍. 8 And He will redeem Israel from all his iniquities. {P}

Chapter 131

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1 A Song of Ascents; of David. {N}
LORD, my heart is not haughty, nor mine eyes lofty; {N}
neither do I exercise myself in things too great, or in things too wonderful for me.
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2 Surely I have stilled and quieted my soul; {N}
like a weaned child with his mother; my soul is with me like a weaned child.
, --- , -. 3 O Israel, hope in the LORD from this time forth and for ever. {P}

Chapter 132

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1 A Song of Ascents. {N}
LORD, remember unto David all his affliction;
, ; , . 2 How he swore unto the LORD, and vowed unto the Mighty One of Jacob:
-, ; -, - . 3 'Surely I will not come into the tent of my house, nor go up into the bed that is spread for me;
; . 4 I will not give sleep to mine eyes, nor slumber to mine eyelids;
- , ; , . 5 Until I find out a place for the LORD, a dwelling-place for the Mighty One of Jacob.'
- ; , -. 6 Lo, we heard of it as being in Ephrath; we found it in the field of the wood.
; , . 7 Let us go into His dwelling-place; let us worship at His footstool.
, : , . 8 Arise, O LORD, unto Thy resting-place; Thou, and the ark of Thy strength.
-; . 9 Let Thy priests be clothed with righteousness; and let Thy saints shout for joy.
, -- -, . 10 For Thy servant David's sake turn not away the face of Thine anointed.
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'Of the fruit of thy body will I set upon thy throne.
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their children also for ever shall sit upon thy throne.'
- ; , . 13 For the LORD hath chosen Zion; He hath desired it for His habitation:
- -: -, . 14 'This is My resting-place for ever; here will I dwell; for I have desired it.
, ; , . 15 I will abundantly bless her provision; I will give her needy bread in plenty.
, ; , . 16 Her priests also will I clothe with salvation; and her saints shall shout aloud for joy.
; , . 17 There will I make a horn to shoot up unto David, there have I ordered a lamp for Mine anointed.
, ; , . 18 His enemies will I clothe with shame; but upon himself shall his crown shine.' {P}

Chapter 133

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Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!
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coming down upon the beard; even Aaron's beard, {N}
that cometh down upon the collar of his garments;
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for there the LORD commanded the blessing, {N}
even life for ever. {P}

Chapter 134

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1 A Song of Ascents. {N}
Behold, bless ye the LORD, all ye servants of the LORD, {N}
that stand in the house of the LORD in the night seasons.
- ; , -. 2 Lift up your hands to the sanctuary, and bless ye the LORD.
, : , . 3 The LORD bless thee out of Zion; even He that made heaven and earth. {P}

Chapter 135

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1 Hallelujah. {N}
Praise ye the name of the LORD; give praise, O ye servants of the LORD,
, -- , . 2 Ye that stand in the house of the LORD, in the courts of the house of our God.
-, - ; , . 3 Praise ye the LORD, for the LORD is good; sing praises unto His name, for it is pleasant.
-, ; , . 4 For the LORD hath chosen Jacob unto Himself, and Israel for His own treasure.
, - ; , -. 5 For I know that the LORD is great, and that our Lord is above all gods.
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in heaven and in earth, in the seas and in all deeps;
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7 Who causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth; {N}
He maketh lightnings for the rain; He bringeth forth the wind out of His treasuries.
, -- , -. 8 Who smote the first-born of Egypt, both of man and beast.
, -- : , -. 9 He sent signs and wonders into the midst of thee, O Egypt, upon Pharaoh, and upon all his servants.
, ; , . 10 Who smote many nations, and slew mighty kings:
, , , ; , . 11 Sihon king of the Amorites, and Og king of Bashan, and all the kingdoms of Canaan;
-- , . 12 And gave their land for a heritage, a heritage unto Israel His people.
, ; , -. 13 O LORD, Thy name endureth for ever; thy memorial, O LORD, throughout all generations.
- ; -, . 14 For the LORD will judge His people, and repent Himself for His servants.
, ; , . 15 The idols of the nations are silver and gold, the work of men's hands.
-, ; , . 16 They have mouths, but they speak not; eyes have they, but they see not;
, ; , -- . 17 They have ears, but they hear not; neither is there any breath in their mouths.
, -- - . 18 They that make them shall be like unto them; yea, every one that trusteth in them.
, -; , -. 19 O house of Israel, bless ye the LORD; O house of Aaron, bless ye the LORD;
, -; , -. 20 O house of Levi, bless ye the LORD; ye that fear the LORD, bless ye the LORD.
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Chapter 136

-: . 1 O give thanks unto the LORD, for He is good, for His mercy endureth for ever.
, : . 2 O give thanks unto the God of gods, for His mercy endureth for ever.
, : . 3 O give thanks unto the Lord of lords, for His mercy endureth for ever.
: . 4 To Him who alone doeth great wonders, for His mercy endureth for ever.
, : . 5 To Him that by understanding made the heavens, for His mercy endureth for ever.
, -: . 6 To Him that spread forth the earth above the waters, for His mercy endureth for ever.
, : . 7 To Him that made great lights, for His mercy endureth for ever;
-, : . 8 The sun to rule by day, for His mercy endureth for ever;
- , : . 9 The moon and stars to rule by night, for His mercy endureth for ever.
, : . 10 To Him that smote Egypt in their first-born, for His mercy endureth for ever;
, : . 11 And brought out Israel from among them, for His mercy endureth for ever;
, : . 12 With a strong hand, and with an outstretched arm, for His mercy endureth for ever.
-, : . 13 To Him who divided the Red Sea in sunder, for His mercy endureth for ever;
: . 14 And made Israel to pass through the midst of it, for His mercy endureth for ever;
-: . 15 But overthrew Pharaoh and his host in the Red Sea, for His mercy endureth for ever.
, : . 16 To Him that led His people through the wilderness, for His mercy endureth for ever.
, : . 17 To Him that smote great kings; for His mercy endureth for ever;
, : . 18 And slew mighty kings, for His mercy endureth for ever.
, : . 19 Sihon king of the Amorites, for His mercy endureth for ever;
, : . 20 And Og king of Bashan, for His mercy endureth for ever;
: . 21 And gave their land for a heritage, for His mercy endureth for ever;
, : . 22 Even a heritage unto Israel His servant, for His mercy endureth for ever.
, : . 23 Who remembered us in our low estate, for His mercy endureth for ever;
: . 24 And hath delivered us from our adversaries, for His mercy endureth for ever.
, -: . 25 Who giveth food to all flesh, for His mercy endureth for ever.
, : . 26 O give thanks unto the God of heaven, for His mercy endureth for ever. {P}

Chapter 137

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- -- , . 2 Upon the willows in the midst thereof we hanged up our harps.
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'Sing us one of the songs of Zion.'
-- --: , . 4 How shall we sing the LORD'S song in a foreign land?
- -- . 5 If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning.
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6 Let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth, if I remember thee not; {N}
if I set not Jerusalem above my chiefest joy.
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7 Remember, O LORD, against the children of Edom the day of Jerusalem; {N}
who said: 'Rase it, rase it, even to the foundation thereof.'
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happy shall he be, that repayeth thee as thou hast served us.
, --- -. 9 Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the rock. {P}

Chapter 138

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2 I will bow down toward Thy holy temple, and give thanks unto Thy name {N}
for Thy mercy and for Thy truth; {N}
for Thou hast magnified Thy word above all Thy name.
, ; . 3 In the day that I called, Thou didst answer me; Thou didst encourage me in my soul with strength.
, --: , -. 4 All the kings of the earth shall give Thee thanks, O LORD, for they have heard the words of Thy mouth.
, : -, . 5 Yea, they shall sing of the ways of the LORD; for great is the glory of the LORD.
- , ; , . 6 For though the LORD be high, yet regardeth He the lowly, and the haughty He knoweth from afar.
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7 Though I walk in the midst of trouble, Thou quickenest me; {N}
Thou stretchest forth Thy hand against the wrath of mine enemies, and Thy right hand doth save me.
, : , ; -. 8 The LORD will accomplish that which concerneth me; Thy mercy, O LORD, endureth for ever; forsake not the work of Thine own hands. {P}

Chapter 139

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1 For the Leader. A Psalm of David. {N}
O LORD, Thou hast searched me, and known me.
, ; , . 2 Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, Thou understandest my thought afar off.
; - . 3 Thou measurest my going about and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways.
, ; , . 4 For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O LORD, Thou knowest it altogether.
; . 5 Thou hast hemmed me in behind and before, and laid Thy hand upon me.
() ; , - . 6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; too high, I cannot attain unto it.
, ; , . 7 Whither shall I go from Thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from Thy presence?
, ; . 8 If I ascend up into heaven, Thou art there; if I make my bed in the nether-world, behold, Thou art there.
-; , . 9 If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;
-, ; . 10 Even there would Thy hand lead me, and Thy right hand would hold me.
, - ; , . 11 And if I say: 'Surely the darkness shall envelop me, and the light about me shall be night';
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but the night shineth as the day; the darkness is even as the light.
-, ; , . 13 For Thou hast made my reins; Thou hast knit me together in my mother's womb.
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14 I will give thanks unto Thee, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; {N}
wonderful are Thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.
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15 My frame was not hidden from Thee, {N}
when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
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16 Thine eyes did see mine unformed substance, and in Thy book they were all written-- {N}
even the days that were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.
--- ; , . 17 How weighty also are Thy thoughts unto me, O God! How great is the sum of them!
, ; , . 18 If I would count them, they are more in number than the sand; were I to come to the end of them, I would still be with Thee.
- ; , . 19 If Thou but wouldest slay the wicked, O God--depart from me therefore, ye men of blood;
, ; . 20 Who utter Thy name with wicked thought, they take it for falsehood, even Thine enemies--
- ; , . 21 Do not I hate them, O LORD, that hate Thee? And do not I strive with those that rise up against Thee?
; , . 22 I hate them with utmost hatred; I count them mine enemies.
, ; , . 23 Search me, O God, and know my heart, try me, and know my thoughts;
, -- ; , . 24 And see if there be any way in me that is grievous, and lead me in the way everlasting. {P}

Chapter 140

, . 1 For the Leader. A Psalm of David.
, ; . 2 Deliver me, O LORD, from the evil man; preserve me from the violent man;
; -, . 3 Who devise evil things in their heart; every day do they stir up wars.
, -: -- . 4 They have sharpened their tongue like a serpent; vipers' venom is under their lips. Selah
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5 Keep me, O LORD, from the hands of the wicked; preserve me from the violent man; {N}
who have purposed to make my steps slip.
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6 The proud have hid a snare for me, and cords; they have spread a net by the wayside; {N}
they have set gins for me. Selah
, ; , . 7 I have said unto the LORD: 'Thou art my God'; give ear, O LORD, unto the voice of my supplications.
, ; , . 8 O GOD the Lord, the strength of my salvation, who hast screened my head in the day of battle,
- , ; -, . 9 Grant not, O LORD, the desires of the wicked; further not his evil device, so that they exalt themselves. Selah
-- (). 10 As for the head of those that compass me about, let the mischief of their own lips cover them.
() , : ; , -. 11 Let burning coals fall upon them; let them be cast into the fire, into deep pits, that they rise not up again.
, - : - --, . 12 A slanderer shall not be established in the earth; the violent and evil man shall be hunted with thrust upon thrust.
()--- , : , . 13 I know that the LORD will maintain the cause of the poor, and the right of the needy.
, ; , -. 14 Surely the righteous shall give thanks unto Thy name; the upright shall dwell in Thy presence. {P}

Chapter 141

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1 A Psalm of David. {N}
LORD, I have called Thee; make haste unto me; give ear unto my voice, when I call unto Thee.
; , -. 2 Let my prayer be set forth as incense before Thee, the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.
, ; , - . 3 Set a guard, O LORD, to my mouth; keep watch at the door of my lips.
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to be occupied in deeds of wickedness {N}
with men that work iniquity; {N}
and let me not eat of their dainties.
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5 Let the righteous smite me in kindness, and correct me; {N}
oil so choice let not my head refuse; {N}
for still is my prayer because of their wickedness.
-, ; , . 6 Their judges are thrown down by the sides of the rock; and they shall hear my words, that they are sweet.
-- , . 7 As when one cleaveth and breaketh up the earth, our bones are scattered at the grave's mouth.
, ; , - . 8 For mine eyes are unto Thee, O GOD the Lord; in Thee have I taken refuge, O pour not out my soul.
-- , ; , . 9 Keep me from the snare which they have laid for me, and from the gins of the workers of iniquity.
; , -. 10 Let the wicked fall into their own nets, whilst I withal escape. {P}

Chapter 142

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1 Maschil of David, {N}
when he was in the cave; a Prayer.
, - ; , - . 2 With my voice I cry unto the LORD; with my voice I make supplication unto the LORD.
; , . 3 I pour out my complaint before Him, I declare before Him my trouble;
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in the way wherein I walk have they hidden a snare for me.
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5 Look on my right hand, and see, for there is no man that knoweth me; {N}
I have no way to flee; no man careth for my soul.
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6 I have cried unto Thee, O LORD; {N}
I have said: 'Thou art my refuge, my portion in the land of the living.'
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deliver me from my persecutors; for they are too strong for me.
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the righteous shall crown themselves because of me; for Thou wilt deal bountifully with me. {P}

Chapter 143

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O LORD, hear my prayer, give ear to my supplications; {N}
in Thy faithfulness answer me, and in Thy righteousness.
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for in Thy sight shall no man living be justified.
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3 For the enemy hath persecuted my soul; he hath crushed my life down to the ground; {N}
he hath made me to dwell in darkness, as those that have been long dead.
; , . 4 And my spirit fainteth within me; my heart within me is appalled.
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5 I remember the days of old; I meditate on all Thy doing; {N}
I muse on the work of Thy hands.
; , - . 6 I spread forth my hands unto Thee; my soul [thirsteth] after Thee, as a weary land. Selah
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7 Answer me speedily, O LORD, my spirit faileth; {N}
hide not Thy face from me; lest I become like them that go down into the pit.
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8 Cause me to hear Thy lovingkindness in the morning, for in Thee do I trust; {N}
cause me to know the way wherein I should walk, for unto Thee have I lifted up my soul.
-- . 9 Deliver me from mine enemies, O LORD; with Thee have I hidden myself.
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10 Teach me to do Thy will, for Thou art my God; {N}
let Thy good spirit lead me in an even land.
- ; , . 11 For Thy name's sake, O LORD, quicken me; in Thy righteousness bring my soul out of trouble.
, : , - --, . 12 And in Thy mercy cut off mine enemies, and destroy all them that harass my soul; for I am Thy servant. {P}

Chapter 144

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and my fingers for battle;
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2 My lovingkindness, and my fortress, my high tower, and my deliverer; {N}
my shield, and He in whom I take refuge; who subdueth my people under me.
---, : -, . 3 LORD, what is man, that Thou takest knowledge of him? or the son of man, that Thou makest account of him?
, ; , . 4 Man is like unto a breath; his days are as a shadow that passeth away.
, - ; . 5 O LORD, bow Thy heavens, and come down; touch the mountains, that they may smoke.
, ; , . 6 Cast forth lightning, and scatter them; send out Thine arrows, and discomfit them.
, : , ; , . 7 Stretch forth Thy hands from on high; rescue me, and deliver me out of many waters, out of the hand of strangers;
, -; , . 8 Whose mouth speaketh falsehood, and their right hand is a right hand of lying.
-- , ; , -. 9 O God, I will sing a new song unto Thee, upon a psaltery of ten strings will I sing praises unto Thee;
, : , - -- . 10 Who givest salvation unto kings, who rescuest David Thy servant from the hurtful sword.
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11 Rescue me, and deliver me out of the hand of strangers, {N}
whose mouth speaketh falsehood, and their right hand is a right hand of lying.
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12 We whose sons are as plants grown up in their youth; {N}
whose daughters are as corner-pillars carved after the fashion of a palace;
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whose sheep increase by thousands and ten thousands in our fields;
, : -, ; , . 14 Whose oxen are well laden; with no breach, and no going forth, and no outcry in our broad places;
, : , . 15 Happy is the people that is in such a case. Yea, happy is the people whose God is the LORD. {P}

Chapter 145

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1 [A Psalm of] praise; of David. {N}
I will extol Thee, my God, O King; and I will bless Thy name for ever and ever.
- ; , . 2 Every day will I bless Thee; and I will praise Thy name for ever and ever.
; , . 3 Great is the LORD, and highly to be praised; and His greatness is unsearchable.
, ; . 4 One generation shall laud Thy works to another, and shall declare Thy mighty acts.
, -- . 5 The glorious splendour of Thy majesty, and Thy wondrous works, will I rehearse.
; () . 6 And men shall speak of the might of Thy tremendous acts; and I will tell of Thy greatness.
- ; . 7 They shall utter the fame of Thy great goodness, and shall sing of Thy righteousness.
; , -. 8 The LORD is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy.
- ; , --. 9 The LORD is good to all; and His tender mercies are over all His works.
, -; , . 10 All Thy works shall praise Thee, O LORD; and Thy saints shall bless Thee.
; . 11 They shall speak of the glory of Thy kingdom, and talk of Thy might;
, --; , . 12 To make known to the sons of men His mighty acts, and the glory of the majesty of His kingdom.
, -; , - . 13 Thy kingdom is a kingdom for all ages, and Thy dominion endureth throughout all generations.
, -; , -. 14 The LORD upholdeth all that fall, and raiseth up all those that are bowed down.
-, ; - - . 15 The eyes of all wait for Thee, and Thou givest them their food in due season.
-; - . 16 Thou openest Thy hand, and satisfiest every living thing with favour.
, -; , -. 17 The LORD is righteous in all His ways, and gracious in all His works.
, --- . 18 The LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon Him, to all that call upon Him in truth.
- ; - , . 19 He will fulfil the desire of them that fear Him; He also will hear their cry, and will save them.
, --; - . 20 The LORD preserveth all them that love Him; but all the wicked will He destroy.
, -: -, -- . 21 My mouth shall speak the praise of the LORD; and let all flesh bless His holy name for ever and ever. {P}

Chapter 146

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1 Hallelujah. {N}
Praise the LORD, O my soul.
; . 2 I will praise the LORD while I live; I will sing praises unto my God while I have my being.
- -- -, . 3 Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help.
, ; , . 4 His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his dust; in that very day his thoughts perish.
-- : , - . 5 Happy is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the LORD his God,
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who keepeth truth for ever;
, -- , ; , . 7 Who executeth justice for the oppressed; who giveth bread to the hungry. The LORD looseth the prisoners;
, --, ; , . 8 The LORD openeth the eyes of the blind; the LORD raiseth up them that are bowed down; the LORD loveth the righteous;
, --- ; . 9 The LORD preserveth the strangers; He upholdeth the fatherless and the widow; but the way of the wicked He maketh crooked.
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Hallelujah.

Chapter 147

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1 Hallelujah; {N}
for it is good to sing praises unto our God; for it is pleasant, and praise is comely.
; . 2 The LORD doth build up Jerusalem, He gathereth together the dispersed of Israel;
, ; , . 3 Who healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.
, ; , . 4 He counteth the number of the stars; He giveth them all their names.
-; , . 5 Great is our Lord, and mighty in power; His understanding is infinite.
; -. 6 The LORD upholdeth the humble; He bringeth the wicked down to the ground.
; . 7 Sing unto the LORD with thanksgiving, sing praises upon the harp unto our God;
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8 Who covereth the heaven with clouds, who prepareth rain for the earth, {N}
who maketh the mountains to spring with grass.
; , . 9 He giveth to the beast his food, and to the young ravens which cry.
; - . 10 He delighteth not in the strength of the horse; He taketh no pleasure in the legs of a man.
, --- - . 11 The LORD taketh pleasure in them that fear Him, in those that wait for His mercy.
, -; . 12 Glorify the LORD, O Jerusalem; praise thy God, O Zion.
-, ; . 13 For He hath made strong the bars of thy gates; He hath blessed thy children within thee.
- ; , . 14 He maketh thy borders peace; He giveth thee in plenty the fat of wheat.
; -, . 15 He sendeth out His commandment upon earth; His word runneth very swiftly.
; , . 16 He giveth snow like wool; He scattereth the hoar-frost like ashes.
; , . 17 He casteth forth His ice like crumbs; who can stand before His cold?
; , -. 18 He sendeth forth His word, and melteth them; He causeth His wind to blow, and the waters flow.
; , . 19 He declareth His word unto Jacob, His statutes and His ordinances unto Israel.
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Hallelujah.

Chapter 148

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1 Hallelujah. {N}
Praise ye the LORD from the heavens; praise Him in the heights.
-; , -. 2 Praise ye Him, all His angels; praise ye Him, all His hosts.
, ; , - . 3 Praise ye Him, sun and moon; praise Him, all ye stars of light.
, ; , . 4 Praise Him, ye heavens of heavens, and ye waters that are above the heavens.
, - : . 5 Let them praise the name of the LORD; for He commanded, and they were created.
; -, . 6 He hath also established them for ever and ever; He hath made a decree which shall not be transgressed.
-, --- , -. 7 Praise the LORD from the earth, ye sea-monsters, and all deeps;
, ; , . 8 Fire and hail, snow and vapour, stormy wind, fulfilling His word;
-; , -. 9 Mountains and all hills, fruitful trees and all cedars;
-; , . 10 Beasts and all cattle, creeping things and winged fowl;
-, -; , - . 11 Kings of the earth and all peoples, princes and all judges of the earth;
-; , -. 12 Both young men and maidens, old men and children;
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His glory is above the earth and heaven.
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even for the children of Israel, a people near unto Him. {N}
Hallelujah.

Chapter 149

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1 Hallelujah. {N}
Sing unto the LORD a new song, and His praise in the assembly of the saints.
; -, . 2 Let Israel rejoice in his Maker; let the children of Zion be joyful in their King.
; , -. 3 Let them praise His name in the dance; let them sing praises unto Him with the timbrel and harp.
- ; , . 4 For the LORD taketh pleasure in His people; He adorneth the humble with salvation.
; , -. 5 Let the saints exult in glory; let them sing for joy upon their beds.
, ; . 6 Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two-edged sword in their hand;
, ; , . 7 To execute vengeance upon the nations, and chastisements upon the peoples;
; , . 8 To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron;
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Hallelujah.

Chapter 150

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1 Hallelujah. {N}
Praise God in His sanctuary; praise Him in the firmament of His power.
; , . 2 Praise Him for His mighty acts; praise Him according to His abundant greatness.
, ; , . 3 Praise Him with the blast of the horn; praise Him with the psaltery and harp.
, ; , . 4 Praise Him with the timbrel and dance; praise Him with stringed instruments and the pipe.
-; , . 5 Praise Him with the loud-sounding cymbals; praise Him with the clanging cymbals.
, : -. 6 Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD. {S} Hallelujah. {P}