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BOOK III. - The Parallel Bible. Old Testament (Revised Version) 
The Parallel Bible. The Holy Bible containing the Old and New Testaments translated out of the Original Tongues: being the Authorised Version arranged in parallel columns with the Revised Version (Oxford University Press, 1885).
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A Psalm of Asaph.
1 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 bands in their death:
- But their strength is firm.
5 They are not in trouble as other men;
- Neither are they plagued like other men.
6 Therefore pride is as a chain about their neck;
- Violence covereth them as a garment.
7 Their eyes stand out with fatness:
- They have more than heart could wish.
8 They scoff, and in wickedness utter oppression:
- They speak loftily.
9 They have set their mouth in the heavens,
- And their tongue walketh through the earth.
10 Therefore his people return hither:
- And waters of a full cup are wrung out by them.
11 And they say, How doth God know?
- And is there knowledge in the Most High?
12 Behold, these are the wicked;
- And, being alway at ease, they increase in riches.
13 Surely in vain have I cleansed my heart,
- And washed my hands in innocency;
14 For all the day long have I been plagued,
- And chastened every morning.
15 If I had said, I will speak thus;
- Behold, I had dealt treacherously with the generation of thy children.
16 When I thought how I might know this,
- It was too painful for me;
17 Until I went into the sanctuary of God,
- And considered their latter end.
18 Surely thou settest them in slippery places:
- Thou castest them down to destruction.
19 How are they become a desolation in a moment!
- They are utterly consumed with terrors.
20 As a dream when one awaketh;
- So, O Lord, when thou awakest, thou shalt despise their image.
21 For my heart was grieved,
- And I was pricked in my reins:
22 So brutish was I, and ignorant;
- I was as a beast before thee.
23 Nevertheless I am continually with thee:
- Thou hast holden my right hand.
24 Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel,
- And afterward receive me to glory.
25 Whom have I in heaven but thee?
- And there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee.
26 My flesh and my heart faileth:
- But God is the strength of my heart and my portion for ever.
27 For, lo, they that are far from thee shall perish:
- Thou hast destroyed all them that go a whoring from thee.
28 But it is good for me to draw near unto God:
- I have made the Lord God my refuge,
- That I may tell of all thy works.
Maschil of Asaph.
1 O God, why hast thou cast us off for ever?
- Why doth thine anger smoke against the sheep of thy pasture?
2 Remember thy congregation, which thou hast purchased of old,
- Which thou hast redeemed to be the tribe of thine inheritance;
- And mount Zion, wherein thou hast dwelt.
3 Lift up thy feet unto the perpetual ruins,
- All the evil that the enemy hath done in the sanctuary.
4 Thine adversaries have roared in the midst of thine assembly;
- They have set up their ensigns for signs.
5 They seemed as men that lifted up
- Axes upon a thicket of trees.
6 And now all the carved work thereof together
- They break 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 synagogues 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 drawest thou back thy hand, even thy right hand?
- Pluck 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 divide the sea by thy strength:
- Thou brakest the heads of the dragons in the waters.
14 Thou brakest the heads of leviathan in pieces,
- Thou gavest him to be meat to the people inhabiting the wilderness.
15 Thou didst cleave fountain and flood:
- Thou driedst up mighty rivers.
16 The day is thine, the night also is thine:
- Thou hast prepared the light and the sun.
17 Thou hast set all the borders of the earth:
- Thou hast made summer and winter.
18 Remember this, that the enemy hath reproached, O Lord,
- And that a foolish people have blasphemed thy name.
19 O deliver not the soul of thy turtledove unto the wild beast:
- Forget not the life of thy poor for ever.
20 Have respect unto the covenant:
- For the dark places of the earth are full of the habitations of violence.
21 O let not the oppressed return ashamed:
- Let the poor and needy praise thy name.
22 Arise, O God, plead thine own cause:
- Remember how the foolish man reproacheth thee all the day.
23 Forget not the voice of thine adversaries:
- The tumult of those that rise up against thee ascendeth continually.
For the Chief Musician; set to Al-tashheth. A Psalm of Asaph, a Song.
1 We give thanks unto thee, O God;
- We give thanks, for thy name is near:
- Men tell of thy wondrous works.
2 When I shall find the set time,
- I will judge uprightly.
3 The earth and all the inhabitants thereof are dissolved:
- I have set up the pillars of it. [Selah
4 I said unto the arrogant, Deal not arrogantly:
- And to the wicked, Lift not up the horn:
5 Lift not up your horn on high;
- Speak not with a stiff neck.
6 For neither from the east, nor from the west,
- Nor yet from the south, cometh lifting up.
7 But God is the judge:
- He putteth down one, and lifteth up another.
8 For in the hand of the Lord there is a cup, and the wine foameth;
- It is full of mixture, and he poureth out of the same:
- Surely the dregs thereof, all the wicked of the earth shall wring them out, and drink them.
9 But I will declare for ever,
- I will sing praises to the God of Jacob.
10 All the horns of the wicked also will I cut off;
- But the horns of the righteous shall be lifted up.
For the Chief Musician; on stringed instruments. A Psalm of Asaph, a Song.
1 In Judah is God known:
- His name is great in Israel.
2 In Salem also is his tabernacle,
- And his dwelling place in Zion.
3 There he brake the arrows of the bow;
- The shield, and the sword, and the battle. [Selah
4 Glorious art thou and excellent, from the mountains of prey.
5 The stouthearted are spoiled, they have slept their sleep;
- And none of the men of might have found their hands.
6 At thy rebuke, O God of Jacob,
- Both chariot and horse are cast into a dead sleep.
7 Thou, even thou, art to be feared:
- And who may stand in thy sight when once thou art angry?
8 Thou didst cause sentence to be heard from heaven;
- The earth feared, and was still,
9 When God arose to judgement,
- To save all the meek of the earth. [Selah
10 Surely the wrath of man shall praise thee:
- The residue of wrath shalt thou gird upon thee.
11 Vow, and pay unto the Lord your God:
- Let all that be round about him bring presents unto him that ought to be feared.
12 He shall cut off the spirit of princes:
- He is terrible to the kings of the earth.
For the Chief Musician; after the manner of Jeduthun. A Psalm of Asaph.
1 I will cry unto God with my voice;
- Even unto God with my voice, and he will give ear unto me.
2 In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord:
- My hand was stretched out in the night, and slacked not;
- My soul refused to be comforted.
3 I remember God, and am disquieted:
- I complain, and my spirit is overwhelmed. [Selah
4 Thou holdest mine eyes watching:
- I am so troubled that I cannot speak.
5 I have considered the days of old,
- The years of ancient times.
6 I call to remembrance my song in the night:
- I commune with mine own heart;
- And my spirit made diligent search.
7 Will the Lord cast off for ever?
- And will he be favourable no more?
8 Is his mercy clean gone for ever?
- Doth his promise fail for evermore?
9 Hath God forgotten to be gracious?
- Hath he in anger shut up his tender mercies? [Selah
10 And I said, This is my infirmity;
- But I will remember the years of the right hand of the Most High.
11 I will make mention of the deeds of the Lord;
- For I will remember thy wonders of old.
12 I will meditate also upon all thy work,
- And muse on thy doings.
13 Thy way, O God, is in the sanctuary:
- Who is a great god like unto God?
14 Thou art the God that doest wonders:
- Thou hast made known thy strength among the peoples.
15 Thou hast with thine arm redeemed thy people,
- The sons of Jacob and Joseph. [Selah
16 The waters saw thee, O God;
- The waters saw thee, they were afraid:
- The depths also trembled.
17 The clouds poured out water;
- The skies sent out a sound:
- Thine arrows also went abroad.
18 The voice of thy thunder was in the whirlwind;
- The lightnings lightened the world:
- The earth trembled and shook.
19 Thy way was in the sea,
- And thy paths in the great waters,
- And thy footsteps were not known.
20 Thou leddest thy people like a flock,
- By the hand of Moses and Aaron.
Maschil of Asaph.
1 Give ear, O my people, to my law:
- Incline your ears to the words of my mouth.
2 I will open my mouth in a parable;
- I will utter dark sayings of old:
3 Which we have heard and known,
- And our fathers have told us.
4 We will not hide them from their children,
- Telling to the generation to come the praises of the Lord,
- And his strength, and his wondrous works that he hath done.
5 For he established a testimony in Jacob,
- And appointed a law in Israel,
- 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 which should be born;
- Who should arise and tell them to their children:
7 That they might set their hope in God,
- And not forget the works of God,
- But keep his commandments:
8 And might not be as their fathers,
- A stubborn and rebellious generation;
- A generation that set not their heart aright,
- And whose spirit was not stedfast with God.
9 The children of Ephraim, being armed and carrying bows,
- 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 forgat his doings,
- And his wondrous works that he had shewed them.
12 Marvellous things did he in the sight of their fathers,
- In the land of Egypt, in the field of Zoan.
13 He clave the sea, and caused them to pass through;
- And he made the waters to stand as an heap.
14 In the day-time also he led them with a cloud,
- And all the night with a light of fire.
15 He clave rocks in the wilderness,
- And gave them drink abundantly as out of the depths.
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 tempted God in their heart
- By asking meat for their lust.
19 Yea, they spake against God;
- They said, Can God prepare a table in the wilderness?
20 Behold, he smote the rock, that waters gushed out,
- And streams overflowed;
- Can he give bread also?
- Will he provide flesh for his people?
21 Therefore the Lord heard, and was wroth:
- 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 Yet he commanded the skies above,
- And opened the doors of heaven;
24 And he rained down manna upon them to eat,
- And gave them of the corn of heaven.
25 Man did eat the bread of the mighty:
- He sent them meat to the full.
26 He caused the east wind to blow in the heaven:
- And by his power he guided the south wind.
27 He rained flesh also 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 habitations.
29 So they did eat, and were well filled;
- And he gave them that they lusted after.
30 They were not estranged from their lust,
- Their meat was yet in their mouths,
31 When the anger of God went up against them,
- And slew of the fattest of them,
- And smote down the young men of Israel.
32 For all this they sinned still,
- And believed not in his wondrous works.
33 Therefore their days did he consume in vanity,
- And their years in terror.
34 When he slew them, then they inquired after him.
- And they returned and sought God early.
35 And they remembered that God was their rock,
- And the Most High God their redeemer.
36 But they flattered him with their mouth,
- And lied unto him with their tongue.
37 For their heart was not right with him,
- Neither were they faithful in his covenant.
38 But he, being full of compassion, forgave their iniquity, and destroyed them not:
- Yea, many a time turned he his anger away,
- And did not stir up all his wrath.
39 And 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 they turned again and tempted God,
- And provoked 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,
- And their streams, that they could not drink.
45 He sent among them swarms of flies, which devoured them;
- And frogs, which destroyed them.
46 He gave also their increase unto the caterpiller,
- And their labour unto the locust.
47 He destroyed their vines with hail,
- And their sycomore trees with frost.
48 He gave over their cattle also to the hail,
- And their flocks to hot thunderbolts.
49 He cast upon them the fierceness of his anger,
- Wrath, and indignation, and trouble,
- A band of angels of evil.
50 He made 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 firstborn in Egypt,
- The chief of their strength in the tents of Ham:
52 But he led forth his own people like sheep,
- And guided them in the wilderness like a flock.
53 And he led them safely, so that they feared not:
- But the sea overwhelmed their enemies.
54 And he brought them to the border of his sanctuary,
- To this mountain, which his right hand had purchased.
55 He drove out the nations also before them,
- And allotted them for an inheritance by line,
- And made the tribes of Israel to dwell in their tents.
56 Yet they tempted and rebelled against the Most High God,
- 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 to anger with their high places,
- And moved him to jealousy with their graven images.
59 When God heard this, he was wroth,
- And greatly abhorred Israel:
60 So that he forsook the tabernacle of Shiloh,
- The tent which he placed 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 maidens had no marriage-song.
64 Their priests fell by the sword;
- And their widows made no lamentation.
65 Then the Lord awaked as one out of sleep,
- Like a mighty man that shouteth by reason of wine.
66 And he smote his adversaries backward:
- He put them to a perpetual reproach.
67 Moreover he refused 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 established 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 feed Jacob his people, and Israel his inheritance.
72 So he fed them according to the integrity of his heart;
- And guided them by the skilfulness of his hands.
A Psalm of Asaph.
1 O God, the heathen are come into thine inheritance;
- Thy holy temple have they defiled;
- They have laid Jerusalem on heaps.
2 The dead bodies of thy servants have they given to be meat unto the fowls of the heaven,
- The flesh of thy saints unto the beasts of the earth.
3 Their blood have they shed like water round about Jerusalem;
- And there was none to bury them.
4 We are become a reproach 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?
- Shall thy jealousy burn like fire?
6 Pour out thy wrath upon the heathen that know thee not,
- And upon the kingdoms that call not upon thy name.
7 For they have devoured Jacob,
- And laid waste his habitation.
8 Remember not against us the iniquities of our forefathers:
- Let thy tender mercies speedily prevent us:
- For we are brought very low.
9 Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of thy name:
- And deliver us, and purge away our sins, for thy name’s sake.
10 Wherefore should the heathen say, Where is their God?
- Let the revenging of the blood of thy servants which is shed
- Be known among the heathen in our sight.
11 Let the sighing of the prisoner come before thee;
- According to the greatness of thy power preserve thou those that are appointed to death;
12 And render unto our neighbours sevenfold into their bosom
- Their reproach, wherewith they have reproached thee, O Lord.
13 So we thy people and sheep of thy pasture
- Will give thee thanks for ever:
- We will shew forth thy praise to all generations.
For the Chief Musician; set to Shoshannim Eduth. A Psalm of Asaph.
1 Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel,
- Thou that leadest Joseph like a flock;
- Thou that sittest upon the cherubim, shine forth.
2 Before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh, stir up thy might,
- And come to save us.
3 Turn us again, O God;
- And cause thy face to shine, and we shall be saved.
4 O Lord God of hosts,
- How long wilt thou be angry against the prayer of thy people?
5 Thou hast fed them with the bread of tears,
- And given them tears to drink in large measure.
6 Thou makest us a strife unto our neighbours:
- And our enemies laugh among themselves.
7 Turn us again, O God of hosts;
- And cause thy face to shine, and we shall be saved.
8 Thou broughtest a vine out of Egypt:
- Thou didst drive out the nations, and plantedst it.
9 Thou preparedst room before it,
- And it took deep root, and filled the land.
10 The mountains were covered with the shadow of it,
- And the boughs thereof were like cedars of God.
11 She sent out her branches unto the sea,
- And her shoots unto the River.
12 Why hast thou broken down her fences,
- So that all they which pass by the way do pluck her?
13 The boar out of the wood doth ravage it,
- And the wild beasts of the field feed on it.
14 Turn again, we beseech thee, O God of hosts:
- Look down from heaven, and behold, and visit this vine,
15 And the stock which thy right hand hath planted,
- And the branch that thou madest strong for thyself.
16 It is burned with fire, it is cut down:
- They perish at the rebuke of thy countenance.
17 Let thy hand be upon the man of thy right hand,
- Upon the son of man whom thou madest strong for thyself.
18 So shall we not go back from thee:
- Quicken thou us, and we will call upon thy name.
19 Turn us again, O Lord God of hosts;
- Cause thy face to shine, and we shall be saved.
For the Chief Musician; set to the Gittith. A Psalm of Asaph
1 Sing aloud unto God our strength:
- Make a joyful noise unto the God of Jacob.
2 Take up the psalm, and bring hither the timbrel,
- The pleasant harp with the psaltery.
3 Blow up the trumpet in the new moon,
- At the full moon, on our solemn feast day.
4 For it is a statute for Israel,
- An ordinance of the God of Jacob.
5 He appointed it in Joseph for a testimony,
- When he went out over the land of Egypt:
- Where I heard a language that I knew not.
6 I removed his shoulder from the burden:
- His hands were freed from the basket.
7 Thou calledst in trouble, and I delivered thee;
- I answered thee in the secret place of thunder;
- I proved thee at the waters of Meribah. [Selah
8 Hear, O my people, and I will testify unto thee:
- O Israel, if thou wouldest hearken unto me!
9 There shall no strange god be in thee;
- Neither shalt thou worship any strange god.
10 I am the Lord thy God,
- Which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt:
- Open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it.
11 But my people hearkened not to my voice;
- And Israel would none of me.
12 So I let them go after the stubbornness of their heart,
- That they might walk in their own counsels.
13 Oh that my people would hearken unto me,
- That Israel would walk in my ways!
14 I should soon subdue their enemies,
- And turn my hand against their adversaries.
15 The haters of the Lord should submit themselves unto him:
- But their time should endure for ever.
16 He should feed them also with the finest of the wheat:
- And with honey out of the rock should I satisfy thee.
A Psalm of Asaph.
1 God standeth in the congregation of God;
- He judgeth among the gods.
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 walk to and fro in darkness:
- All the foundations of the earth are moved.
6 I said, Ye are gods,
- 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 inherit all the nations.
A Song, a Psalm of Asaph.
1 O God, keep not thou silence:
- Hold not thy peace, and be not still, O God.
2 For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult:
- And they that hate thee have lifted up the head.
3 They take crafty counsel against thy people,
- And consult together against thy hidden ones.
4 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.
5 For they have consulted together with one consent;
- Against thee do they make a covenant:
6 The tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites;
- Moab, and the Hagarenes;
7 Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek;
- Philistia with the inhabitants of Tyre:
8 Assyria also is joined with them;
- They have holpen the children of Lot. [Selah
9 Do thou unto them as unto Midian;
- As to Sisera, as to Jabin, at the river Kishon:
10 Which perished at En-dor;
- They became as dung for the earth.
11 Make their nobles like Oreb and Zeeb;
- Yea, all their princes like Zebah and Zalmunna:
12 Who said, Let us take to ourselves in possession
- The habitations of God.
13 O my God, make them like the whirling dust;
- As stubble before the wind.
14 As the fire that burneth the forest,
- And as the flame that setteth the mountains on fire;
15 So pursue them with thy tempest,
- And terrify them with thy storm.
16 Fill their faces with confusion;
- That they may seek thy name, O Lord.
17 Let them be ashamed and dismayed for ever;
- Yea, let them be confounded and perish:
18 That they may know that thou alone, whose name is jehovah,
- Art the Most High over all the earth.
For the Chief Musician; set to the Gittith. A Psalm of the sons of Korah.
1 How amiable are thy tabernacles,
- O Lord of hosts!
2 My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the Lord;
- My heart and my flesh cry out unto the living God.
3 Yea, the sparrow hath found her an house,
- And the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young,
- Even thine altars, O Lord of hosts,
- My King, and my God.
4 Blessed are they that dwell in thy house:
- They will be still praising thee. [Selah
5 Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee;
- In whose heart are the high ways to Zion.
6 Passing through the valley of Weeping they make it a place of springs;
- Yea, the early rain covereth it with blessings.
7 They go from strength to strength,
- Every one of them appeareth before God in Zion.
8 O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer:
- Give ear, O God of Jacob. [Selah
9 Behold, O God our shield,
- And look upon the face of thine anointed.
10 For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand.
- I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God,
- Than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.
11 For the Lord God is a sun and a shield:
- The Lord will give grace and glory:
- No good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.
12 O Lord of hosts,
- Blessed is the man that trusteth in thee.
For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of the sons of Korah.
1Lord, thou hast been favourable unto thy land:
- Thou hast brought back the captivity of Jacob.
2 Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of thy people,
- Thou hast covered all their sin. [Selah
3 Thou hast taken away all thy wrath:
- Thou hast turned thyself from the fierceness of thine anger.
4 Turn us, O God of our salvation,
- And cause thine indignation toward us to cease.
5 Wilt thou be angry with us for ever?
- Wilt thou draw out thine anger to all generations?
6 Wilt thou not quicken us again:
- That thy people may rejoice in thee?
7 Shew us thy mercy, O Lord,
- And grant us thy salvation.
8 I will hear what God the Lord will speak:
- For he will speak peace unto his people, and to his saints:
- But let them not turn again to folly.
9 Surely his salvation is nigh them that fear him;
- That glory may dwell in our land.
10 Mercy and truth are met together;
- Righteousness and peace have kissed each other.
11 Truth springeth out of the earth;
- And righteousness hath looked down from heaven.
12 Yea, the Lord shall give that which is good;
- And our land shall yield her increase.
13 Righteousness shall go before him;
- And shall make his footsteps a way to walk in.
A Prayer of David.
1 Bow down thine ear, O Lord, and answer me;
- For I am poor and needy.
2 Preserve my soul; for I am godly:
- O thou my God, save thy servant that trusteth in thee.
3 Be merciful unto me, O Lord;
- For unto thee do I cry all the day long.
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 forgive,
- And plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee.
6 Give ear, O Lord, unto my prayer;
- And hearken unto the voice of my supplications
7 In the day of my trouble I will call upon thee;
- For thou wilt answer me.
8 There is none like unto thee among the gods, O Lord;
- Neither are there any works like unto thy works.
9 All nations whom thou hast made shall come and worship before thee, O Lord;
- And they shall glorify thy name.
10 For thou art great, and doest wondrous things:
- Thou art God alone.
11 Teach me thy way, O Lord; I will walk in thy truth:
- Unite my heart to fear thy name.
12 I will praise 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 pit.
14 O God, the proud are risen up against me,
- And the congregation of violent men have sought after my soul,
- 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 have mercy upon me;
- Give thy strength unto thy servant,
- And save the son of thine handmaid.
17 Shew me a token for good;
- That they which hate me may see it, and be ashamed,
- Because thou, Lord, hast holpen me, and comforted me.
A Psalm of the sons of Korah; a Song.
1 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
4 I will make mention of Rahab and Babylon as among them that know me:
- Behold Philistia, and Tyre, with Ethiopia;
- This one was born there.
5 Yea, of Zion it shall be said, This one and that one was born in her;
- And the Most High himself shall establish her.
6 The Lord shall count, when he writeth up the peoples,
- This one was born there. [Selah
7 They that sing as well as they that dance shall say,
- All my fountains are in thee.
A Song, a Psalm of the sons of Korah, for the Chief Musician; set to Mahalath Leannoth. Maschil of Heman the Ezrahite.
1 O Lord, the God of my salvation,
- I have cried day and night before thee:
2 Let my prayer enter into thy presence;
- Incline thine ear unto my cry:
3 For my soul is full of troubles,
- And my life draweth nigh unto Sheol.
4 I am counted with them that go down into the pit;
- I am as a man that hath no help:
5 Cast off among the dead,
- Like the slain that lie in the grave,
- Whom thou rememberest no more;
- And they are cut off from thy hand.
6 Thou hast laid me in the lowest pit,
- In dark places, in the deeps.
7 Thy wrath lieth hard upon me,
- And thou hast afflicted me with all thy waves. [Selah
8 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.
9 Mine eye wasteth away by reason of affliction:
- I have called daily upon thee, O Lord,
- I have spread forth my hands unto thee.
10 Wilt thou shew wonders to the dead?
- Shall they that are deceased arise and praise thee? [Selah
11 Shall thy lovingkindness be declared in the grave?
- Or thy faithfulness in Destruction?
12 Shall thy wonders be known in the dark?
- And thy righteousness in the land of forgetfulness?
13 But unto thee, O Lord, have I cried,
- And in the morning shall my prayer come before thee.
14Lord, why castest thou off my soul?
- Why hidest thou thy face from me?
15 I am afflicted and ready to die from my youth up:
- While I suffer thy terrors I am distracted.
16 Thy fierce wrath is gone over me;
- Thy terrors have cut me off.
17 They came round about me like water all the day long;
- They compassed me about together.
18 Lover and friend hast thou put far from me,
- And mine acquaintance into darkness.
Maschil of Ethan the Ezrahite.
1 I will sing of the mercies of the Lord for ever:
- With my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations.
2 For I have said, Mercy shall be built up for ever;
- Thy faithfulness shalt thou establish in the very heavens.
3 I have made a covenant with my chosen,
- I have sworn unto David my servant;
4 Thy seed will I establish for ever,
- And build up thy throne to all generations. [Selah
5 And the heavens shall praise thy wonders, O Lord;
- Thy faithfulness also in the assembly of the holy ones.
6 For who in the skies can be compared unto the Lord?
- Who among the sons of the mighty is like unto the Lord,
7 A God very terrible in the council of the holy ones,
- And to be feared above all them that are round about him?
8 O Lord God of hosts,
- Who is a mighty one, like unto thee, O jah?
- And thy faithfulness is round about thee.
9 Thou rulest the pride of the sea:
- When the waves thereof arise, thou stillest them.
10 Thou hast broken Rahab in pieces, as one that is slain;
- Thou hast scattered thine enemies with the arm of thy strength.
11 The heavens are thine, the earth also is thine:
- The world and the fulness thereof, thou hast founded them.
12 And north and the south, thou hast created them:
- Tabor and Hermon rejoice in thy name.
13 Thou hast a mighty arm:
- Strong is thy hand, and high is thy right hand.
14 Righteousness and judgement are the foundation of thy throne:
- Mercy and truth go before thy face.
15 Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound:
- They walk, O Lord, in the light of thy countenance.
16 In thy name do they rejoice all the day:
- And in thy righteousness are they exalted.
17 For thou art the glory of their strength:
- And in thy favour our horn shall be exalted.
18 For our shield belongeth unto the Lord;
- And our king to the Holy One of Israel.
19 Then thou spakest in vision to thy saints,
- And saidst, I have laid help upon one that is mighty;
- I have exalted one chosen out of the people.
20 I have found David my servant;
- With my holy oil have I anointed him:
21 With whom my hand shall be established;
- Mine arm also shall strengthen him.
22 The enemy shall not exact upon him;
- Nor the son of wickedness afflict him.
23 And I will beat down his adversaries before him,
- And smite them that hate him.
24 But my faithfulness and my mercy shall be with him;
- And in my name shall his horn be exalted.
25 I will set his hand also on the sea,
- And his right hand on the rivers.
26 He shall cry unto me, Thou art my father,
- My God, and the rock of my salvation.
27 I also will make him my firstborn,
- The highest of the kings of the earth.
28 My mercy will I keep for him for evermore,
- And my covenant shall stand fast with him.
29 His seed also will I make to endure for ever,
- And his throne as the days of heaven.
30 If his children forsake my law,
- And walk not in my judgements;
31 If they break my statutes,
- And keep not my commandments;
32 Then will I visit their transgression with the rod,
- And their iniquity with stripes.
33 But my mercy will I not utterly take from him,
- Nor suffer my faithfulness to fail.
34 My covenant will I not break,
- Nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips.
35 Once have I sworn by my holiness;
- I will not lie unto David;
36 His seed shall endure for ever,
- And his throne as the sun before me.
37 It shall be established for ever as the moon,
- And as the faithful witness in the sky. [Selah
38 But thou hast cast off and rejected,
- Thou hast been wroth with thine anointed.
39 Thou hast abhorred the covenant of thy servant:
- Thou hast profaned his crown even to the ground.
40 Thou hast broken down all his hedges;
- Thou hast brought his strong holds to ruin.
41 All that pass by the way spoil him:
- He is become a reproach to his neighbours.
42 Thou hast exalted the right hand of his adversaries;
- Thou hast made all his enemies to rejoice.
43 Yea, thou turnest back the edge of his sword,
- And hast not made him to stand in the battle.
44 Thou hast made his brightness to cease,
- And cast his throne down to the ground.
45 The days of his youth hast thou shortened:
- Thou hast covered him with shame. [Selah
46 How long, O Lord, wilt thou hide thyself for ever?
- How long shall thy wrath burn like fire?
47 O remember how short my time is:
- For what vanity hast thou created all the children of men!
48 What man is he that shall live and not see death,
- That shall deliver his soul from the power of Sheol? [Selah
49 Lord, where are thy former mercies,
- Which thou swarest unto David in thy faithfulness?
50 Remember, Lord, the reproach of thy servants;
- How I do bear in my bosom the reproach of all the mighty peoples;
51 Wherewith thine enemies have reproached, O Lord;
- Wherewith they have reproached the footsteps of thine anointed.
52 Blessed be the Lord for evermore.
- Amen, and Amen.
Or, Only good is God
Heb. in the trouble of men.
Or, The imaginations of their heart overflow
Or, from on high
Another reading is, he will bring back his people.
Heb. my chastisement was.
Heb. It was labour in mine eyes.
Or, in the city
Heb. was in a ferment
Heb with thee.
Or, with thee
Or, The enemy hath wrought all evil
Or, made themselves knoun
Or, places of assembly
Heb. break up.
Or, hath reproached the Lord
Or, thy turtledove unto the greedy multitude
Or, which ascendeth
Or, for that thy name is near thy wondrous works declare
Or, When the earth . . . I set up
Or, Speak not insolently with a haughty neck
Or, from the wilderness of mountains, cometh judgement
Or, is red
Or, fiery shafts Or, lightnings
Or, more than
Or, That the right hand of the Most High doth change
Or, in holiness
Or, were in pain
Or, that prepared not their heart
Or, a dry land
Or, Every one
Heb. led forth the cast wind.
Or, great hailstones
Heb A sending.
Or, their beasts to the murrain
Heb. beginning. See Deut. xxi. 17.
Or, his holy border
Or, mountain land
Heb. thine arm.
Heb. the children of death.
That is, Lilies, a testimony.
Or, dwellest between
Heb. wilt thou smoke. See Ps. lxxiv. 1.
Or, the cedars of God with the boughs thereof
Or, goodly cedars
Or, protect (or maintain) that which &c.
Or, strike the timbrel
Or, the speech of one that &c.
Or, yield feigned obedience Heb. lie.
Heb. fat of wheat.
Or, Hay rites See 1 Chr. v. 10
Heb. They have been an arm to the children of Lot.
Or, thou, whose name alone is jehovah. art &c.
Or, sing for joy
Or, balsam trees Heb. Baca. See 2 Sam. v. 23.
Or, Behold our shield, O God
Or, stand at the threshold of &c.
Or, returned to
Or, Turn to us
Or, set us in the way of his steps
Or, Sheol beneath
Or, be gracious unto
Or, His foundation in the holy mountains the Lord loveth, even the gates &c.
Or, the players on instruments shall be there
Or, for singing
Or, the grave
Or, Cast away
Or, the shades Heb. Rephaim.
Heb. Abaddon. See Job xxvi. 6.
Or, are darkness
Or, sons of God
Or, gods See Ps. xxix. 1.
Heb an arm with might.
Or, trumpet sound
Another reading is, thou shall exalt our horn.
Or, Even to the Holy One of Israel our King
Many MSS. and ancient versions read the plural. Other authorities have the singular.
Or, do him violence
Or, be faithful
Or, One thing
Or, As the moon which is established for ever, and as the faithful witness &c. or, and is a faithful witness &c.
Or, And the witness in the sky is faithful
Or, the grave