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2 Many there be which say of my soul, There is no help for him in God. Selah.
But thou, O Lord, art a shield 1 for me; My glory, and the lifter up of mine head. 4 I cried unto the Lord with my voice,
And he heard me out of his holy hill. Selah. 5 I laid me down and slept;
I awaked; for the LORD sustained me. 6 I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people,
That have set themselves against me round about. 7 Arise, O Lord; save me, O my God :
For thou hast smitten all mine enemies upon the cheek-bone;
Thou hast broken the teeth of the ungodly. 8 Salvation belongeth unto the LORD: Thy blessing is upon thy people. Selah.
To the chief Musician on Neginoth, A Psalm of David. 1 HEAR me when I call, O God of my righteousness :
Thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress;
9 Have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer. 2 O ye sons of men, how long will ye turn my glory into shame?
How long will ye love vanity, and seek after leasing? Selah. 3 But know that the Lord hath set apart him that is godly for himself:
The LORD will hear when I call unto him. 4 Stand in awe, and sin not:
Commune with your own heart
Upon your bed, and be still. Selah. 5 Offer the sacrifices of righteousness,
And put your trust in the Lord. 6 There be many that say, Who will show us any good ?
Lord, lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us. 7 Thou hast put gladness in my heart,
More than in the time that their corn and their wine increased.
For unto thee will I pray. 3 My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD;
In the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up. 4 For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness :
Neither shall evil dwell with thee. 5 The foolish shall not stand 4 in thy sight:
Thou hatest all workers of iniquity. 6 Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing :
The LORD will abhor 5 the bloody and deceitful man. 7 But as for me, I will come into thy house in the multitude of thy mercy:
And in thy fear will I worship toward thy holy temple. 8 Lead me, O Lord, in thy righteousness because of 7 mine enemies;
Make thy way straight before my face.
Their inward part is 10 very wickedness;
1 Or, about.
6 Heb. the temple of thy holiness. 2 Or, overseer.
7 Heb. those which observe me. 3 Or, Be gracious unto me.
8 Or, steadfastness, 4 Heb. before thine eyes.
9 Heb. in his mouth, that is, in the mouth of any of them. 5 Heb. the man of blood and deceit. 10 Heb. wickednesses.
They flatter with their tongue. 10 1 Destroy thou them, O God;
Let them fall 2 by their own counsels;
For they have rebelled against thee.
Let them ever shout for joy, because 3 thou defendest them:
Let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.
O LORD, rebuke me not in thine anger,
O Lord, heal me; for my bones are vexed. 3 My soul is also sore vexed :
But thou, O Lord, how long? 4 Return, O Lord, deliver my soul :
Oh save me for thy mercies' sake! 5 For in death there is no remembrance of thee:
In the grave who shall give thee thanks? 6 I am weary with my groaning;
6 All the night make I my bed to swim;
I water my couch with my tears. 7 Mine eye is consumed because of grief;
It waxeth old because of all mine enemies. 8 Depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity;
For the Lord hath heard the voice of my weeping. 9 The LORD hath heard my supplication;
The Lord will receive my prayer. 10 Let all mine enemies be ashamed and sore vexed : Let them return and be ashamed suddenly.
PSALM VII. Shiggaion of David, which he sang unto the LORD, concerning the ? words of Cush the
O LORD my God, in thee do I put my trust : Save me from all them that persecute me, and deliver me: 2 Lest he tear my soul like a lion,
Rending it in pieces, while there is 8 none to deliver. 3 O Lord my God, if I have done this;
If there be iniquity in my hands; 4 If I have rewarded evil unto him that was at peace with me;
(Yea, I have delivered him that without cause is mine enemy:) 5 Let the enemy persecute my soul, and take it ;
Yea, let him tread down my life upon the earth,
And lay mine honour in the dust. Selah. 6 Arise, O LORD, in thine anger,
Lift up thyself because of the rage of mine enemies :
And awake for me to the judgment that thou hast commanded. 7 So shall the congregation of the people compass thee about:
For their sakes therefore return thou on high. 8 The Lord shall judge the people :
Judge me, O Lord, according to my righteousness,
And according to mine integrity that is in me, 9 Oh let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end; 1 Or, Make them guilty.
5 Or, upon the cighth. 2 Or, from their counsels.
6 Or, Every night. 3 Heb. thou coverest over, or, protectest them.
7 Or, business. 4 Heb. crown him.
8 Heb, not a deliverer:
But establish the just :
1 My defence is of God,
And God is angry with the wicked every day. 12 If he turn not, he will whet his sword;
He hath bent his bow, and made it ready. 13 He hath also prepared for him the instruments of death;
He ordaineth his arrows against the persecutors. 14 Behold, he travaileth with iniquity,
And hath conceived mischief,
And brought forth falsehood. 15 He made a pit, and digged it,
And is fallen into the ditch which he made. 16 His mischief shall return upon his own head,
And his violent dealing shall come down upon his own pate. 17 I will praise the LORD according to his righteousness : And will sing praise to the name of the Lord most high.
To the chief Musician upon Gittith, A Psalm of David. 1 O LORD our Lord,
How excellent is thy name in all the earth!
Who hast set thy glory above the heavens. 2 Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings
Hast thou 4 ordained strength
That thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.
The moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; 4 What is man, that thou art mindful of him?
And the son of man, that thou visitest him? 5 For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels,
And hast crowned him with glory and honour. 6 Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands;
Thou hast put all things under his feet : 7 5 All sheep and oxen,
Yea, and the beasts of the field; 8 The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea,
And whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas. 9 O LORD our Lord, How excellent is thy name in all the earth!
PSALM IX. To the chief Musician upon Muth-labben, A Psalm of David. 1 I WILL praise thee, O Lord, with my whole heart;
I will show forth all thy marvellous works. 2 I will be glad and rejoice in thee :
I will sing praise to thy name, O thou Most High. 3 When mine enemies are turned back,
They shall fall and perish at thy presence. 4 For thou hast maintained my right and my cause;
Thou satest in the throne judging 7 right. 5 Thou hast rebuked the heathen,
Thou hast destroyed the wicked,
1 Heb. My buckler is upon God.
4 Heb. founded.
6 Heb. thou hast made my
judgment. 7 Heb. in righteousness.
6 10 thou enemy, destructions are come to a perpetual end :
And thou hast destroyed cities;
Their memorial is perished with them. 7 But the LORD shall endure for ever :
He hath prepared his throne for judgment. 8 And he shall judge the world in righteousness,
He shall minister judgment to the people in uprightness. 9 The LORD also will be ? a refuge for the oppressed,
A refuge in times of trouble. 10 And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee:
For thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee. 11 Sing praises to the LORD, which dwelleth in Zion :
Declare among the people his doings. 12 When he maketh inquisition for blood, he remembereth them :
He forgetteth not the cry of the 3 humble. 13 Have mercy upon me, O LORD;
Consider my trouble which I suffer of them that hate me,
Thou that líftest me up from the gates of death : 14 That I may show forth all thy praise in the gates of the daughter of Zion :
I will rejoice in thy salvation. 15 The heathen are sunk down in the pit that they made :
In the net which they hid is their own foot taken. 16 The Lord is known by the judgment which he executeth :
The wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. 4 Higgaion. Selah. 17 The wicked shall be turned into hell,
And all the nations that forget God. 18 For the needy shall not alway be forgotten :
The expectation of the poor shall not perish for ever. 19 Arise, O LORD; let not man prevail :
Let the heathen be judged in thy sight. 20 Put them in fear, 0 LORD: That the nations may know themselves to be but men. Selah.
PSALM X. 1 WHY standest thou afar off, O LORD?
Why hidest thou thyself in times of trouble? 2 5 The wicked in his pride doth persecute the poor:
Let them be taken in the devices that they have imagined. 3 For the wicked boasteth of his 6 heart's desire,
And 7 blesseth the covetous, whom the Lord abhorreth: 4 The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God:
8 God is not in all his thoughts. 5 His ways are always grievous ;
Thy judgments are far above out of his sight: As for all his enemies, he puffeth at them. 6 He hath said in his heart, I shall not be moved :
For I shall I never be in adversity. 7 His mouth is full of cursing and 10 deceit and fraud :
Under his tongue is mischief and 1l vanity: 8 He sitteth in the lurking places of the villages: In the secret places doth he murder the
nnocent: His eyes 1o are privily set against the poor. 9 He lieth in wait 18 secretly as a lion in his den:
I Or, The destructions of the enemy are come to 7 Or, the covetous blesseth himself, he ab.
a perpetual end : and their cities hast thou de- horreth the LORD. stroyed, &c.
8 Or, AU his thoughts are, There is no God. 2 Heb. an high place.
9 Heh. unto generation and generation. 3 Or, afflicted.
10 Heb. deceits. That is, meditation.
11 Or, iniquity: 5 Heb. In the pride of the wicked he doth, fc. 12 Heb. hide themselves. 6 Heb. soul's.
13 Heb. in the secret places.
He lieth in wait to catch the poor :
He doth catch the poor, when he draweth him into his net. 10 ! He croucheth, and humbleth himself,
That the poor may fall % by his strong ones. 11 He hath said in his heart, God hath forgotten :
He hideth his face; he will never see it. 12 Arise, O LORD; O God, lift up thine hand :
Forget not the Shumble. 13 Wherefore doth the wicked contemn God?
He hath said in his heart, Thou wilt not require it. 14 Thou hast seen it ;
For thou beholdest mischief and spite, to requite it with thy hand : The poor 4 committeth himself unto thee;
Thou art the helper of the fatherless. 15 Break thou the arm of the wicked and the evil man :
Seek out his wickedness till thou find none. 16 The LORD is King for ever and ever:
The heathen are perished out of his land. 17 LORD, thou hast heard the desire of the humble:
Thou wilt 5 prepare their heart,
Thou wilt cause thine ear to hear : 18 To judge the fatherless and the oppressed, That the man of the earth may no more 6 oppress.
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. 1 IN the LORD put I my trust :
How say ye to my soul, Flee as a bird to your mountain ? 2 For, lo, the wicked bend their bow,
They make ready their arrow upon the string,
That they may 7 privily shoot at the upright in heart. 3 If the foundations be destroyed, What can the righteous do?
The Lord is in his holy temple, The LORD's throne is in heaven :
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 shall rain 8 snares,
Fire and brimstone, and 9 an horrible tempest :
This shall be the portion of their cup. 7 For the righteous LORD loveth righteousness ; His countenance doth behold the upright.
To the chief Musician 10 upon Sheminith, A Psalm of David. 1 11 HELP, LORD; for the godly man ceaseth;
For the faithful fail from among the children of men. 2 They speak vanity every one with his neighbour:
With flattering lips and with 12 a double heart do they speak. 3 The LORD shall cut off all flattering lips,
And the tongue that speaketh is proud things: 4 Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail ;
Our lips 14 are our own: who is lord over us.?
Now will I arise, saith the LORD;
11 Or, Save. 2 Or, into his strong parts. 7 Heb. in darkness.
12 Heb. an heart and an heart. 3 Or, afflicted.
8 Or, quick burning coals. 13 Heb. great things. 4 Heb. leaveth.
9 Or, a burning tempest. 14 Heb. are with us. 5 Or, establish.
10 Or, upon the eighth. 15 Or, would ensnare him.