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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 genera
tion 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 mo
ment! 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. 28 But as for me, the nearness of God is my
good; I have made the Lord God my refuge, That I may tell of all Thy works.
Thanksgiving For the Leader; Al-tashheth. A Psalm of 75
Asaph, a Song.
We give thanks, and Thy name is near;
thereof are dissolved, I Myself establish the pillars of it.' Selah I say unto the arrogant: 'Deal not arro
gantly'; And to the wicked: ‘Lift not up the horn.' Lift not up your horn on high; Speak not insolence with a haughty neck. For neither from the east, nor from the west, Nor yet from the wilderness, cometh lifting
up. for God is judge; le putteth down one, and lifteth up an
other. 'or in the hand of the LORD there is a cup, with foaming wine, full of mixture,
And He poureth out of the same;
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
A Psalm of Asaph. 82
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. 5 They know not, neither do they understand;
They go about in darkness;
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 the nations.
In His Temple
84 Foot the
sons of "Torah.
2 How lovely are Thy tabernacles, O Lord of
hosts! 3 My soul yearneth, yea, even pineth for the
courts of the LORD; My heart and my flesh sing for joy unto the
living God. 4 Yea, the sparrow hath found a house, and the
swallow a nest for herself,
it a place of springs; Yea, the early rain clotheth it with blessings. They go from strength to strength, Every one of them appeareth before God in
O LORD God of hosts, hear my prayer;
Selah Behold, O God our shield, Ind look upon the face of Thine anointed. for a day in Thy courts is better than a thousand; had rather stand at the threshold of the house of my God,
Than to dwell in the tents of wickedness. 12 For the LORD God is a sun and a shield;
The LORD giveth grace and glory;
that walk uprightly. 13 O LORD of hosts,
Happy is the man that trusteth in Thee.
A Plea for God's Help
86 A Prayer of David.
Incline Thine ear, O LORD, and answer me;
For I am poor and needy. 2 Keep my soul, for I am godly; O Thou my God, save Thy servant that trust.
eth 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 supplica.
tions. 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;