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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 unto Thee, O God,

We give thanks, and Thy name is near;
Men tell of Thy wondrous works.
'When I take the appointed time,
I Myself will judge with equity.
When the earth and all the inhabitants

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;
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.

Do Justice

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
For the Leader; upon the Gittith. A Psalm

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,
Where she may lay her young;
Thine altars, O Lord of hosts,
My King, and my God-.
Happy are they that dwell in Thy house,
They are ever praising Thee.

Selah
Happy is the man whose strength is in Thee;
In whose heart are the highways.
Passing through the valley of Baca they make

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

Zion.

O LORD God of hosts, hear my prayer;
Give ear, O God of Jacob.

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;
No good thing will He withhold from them

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;
And there are no works like Thine

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