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BOOK IV. - 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 Prayer of Moses the man of God.
1 Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place
- In all generations.
2 Before the mountains were brought forth,
- Or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world,
- Even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.
3 Thou turnest man to destruction;
- And sayest, Return, ye children of men.
4 For a thousand years in thy sight
- Are but as yesterday when it is past,
- 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 in thy wrath are we troubled.
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.
10 The days of our years are threescore years and ten,
- Or even by reason of strength fourscore years;
- Yet is their pride but labour and sorrow;
- For it is soon 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 an 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,
- And the years wherein we have seen evil.
16 Let thy work appear unto thy servants,
- And thy glory upon their children.
17 And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us:
- And establish thou the work of our hands upon us;
- Yea, the work of our hands establish thou it.
1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High
- Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress;
- My God, in whom I trust.
3 For he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler,
- And from the noisome pestilence.
4 He shall 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 for the terror by night,
- Nor for the arrow that flieth by day;
6 For the pestilence that walketh in darkness,
- Nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday
7 A thousand shall fall at thy side,
- And ten thousand at thy right hand;
- But it shall not come nigh thee.
8 Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold,
- And see the reward of the wicked.
9 For thou, O Lord, art my refuge!
- Thou hast made the Most High thy habitation;
10 There shall no evil befall thee,
- Neither shall any plague come nigh thy tent.
11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee,
- To keep thee in all thy ways.
12 They shall bear thee up in their hands,
- Lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.
13 Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder:
- 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 deliver him, and honour him.
16 With long life will I satisfy him,
- And shew him my salvation.
A Psalm, a Song for the sabbath day.
1 It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord,
- And to sing praises unto thy name, O Most High:
2 To shew forth thy lovingkindness in the morning,
- And thy faithfulness every night,
3 With an instrument of ten strings, and with the psaltery;
- With a solemn sound upon the harp.
4For thou, Lord, hast made me glad through thy work:
- I will triumph in the works of thy hands.
5 How great are thy works, O Lord!
- Thy thoughts are very deep.
6 A brutish man knoweth not;
- Neither doth a fool understand this:
7 When the wicked spring as the grass,
- And when all the workers of iniquity do flourish;
- It is that they shall be destroyed for ever:
8 But thou, O Lord, art on high for evermore.
9 For, lo, thine enemies, O Lord,
- For, lo, thine enemies shall perish;
- All the workers of iniquity shall be scattered.
10 But my horn hast thou exalted like the horn of the wild-ox:
- I am anointed with fresh oil.
11 Mine eye also hath seen my desire on mine enemies,
- Mine ears have heard my desire of the evildoers that rise up against me.
12 The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree:
- He shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.
13 They that are planted in the house of the Lord
- Shall flourish in the courts of our God.
14 They shall still bring forth fruit in old age;
- They shall be full of sap and green:
15 To shew that the Lord is upright;
- He is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him.
1 The Lord reigneth; he is apparelled with majesty;
- The Lord is apparelled, he hath girded himself with strength:
- The world also is stablished, 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 waves.
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 thine house,
- O Lord, for evermore.
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 desert.
3Lord, how long shall the wicked,
- How long shall the wicked triumph?
4 They prate, they speak arrogantly:
- All the workers of iniquity boast themselves.
5 They break in pieces thy people, O Lord,
- And afflict thine heritage.
6 They slay the widow and the stranger,
- And murder the fatherless.
7 And they say, The Lord shall not see,
- Neither shall the God of Jacob consider.
8 Consider, ye brutish among the people:
- And ye fools, when will ye be wise?
9 He that planted the ear, shall he not hear?
- He that formed the eye, shall he not see?
10 He that chastiseth the nations, shall not he correct,
- Even he that teacheth man knowledge?
11 The Lord knoweth the thoughts of man,
- That they are vanity.
12 Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest, O Lord,
- And teachest out of thy law;
13 That thou mayest give him rest from the days of adversity,
- 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 judgement shall return unto righteousness:
- 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 When I said, My foot slippeth;
- Thy mercy, O Lord, held me up.
19 In the multitude of my thoughts within me
- Thy comforts delight my soul.
20 Shall the throne of wickedness have fellowship with thee,
- Which frameth mischief by statute?
21 They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous,
- And condemn the innocent blood.
22 But the Lord hath been my high tower;
- And my God the rock of my refuge.
23 And he hath brought upon them their own iniquity,
- And shall cut them off in their own evil;
- The Lord our God shall cut them off.
1 O come, let us sing unto the Lord:
- Let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.
2 Let us come before his presence with thanks-giving,
- Let us make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.
3 For the Lord is a great God,
- And a great King above all gods.
4 In his hand are the deep places 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 worship and bow down;
- Let us kneel before the Lord our Maker:
7 For he is our God,
- And we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand.
- To-day, Oh that ye would hear his voice!
8 Harden not your heart, as at Meribah,
- As in the day of Massah in the wilderness:
9 When your fathers tempted me,
- Proved me, and saw my work.
10 Forty years long was I grieved with that generation,
- And said, It is a people that do err in their heart,
- And they have not known my ways:
11 Wherefore I sware in my wrath,
- That they should not enter into my rest.
1 O sing unto the Lord a new song:
- Sing unto the Lord, all the earth.
2 Sing unto the Lord, bless his name;
- Shew forth 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 idols:
- But the Lord made the heavens.
6 Honour and majesty are before him:
- Strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.
7 Give unto the Lord, ye kindreds of the peoples,
- Give unto the Lord glory and strength.
8 Give 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.
10 Say among the nations, The Lord reigneth:
- The world also is stablished that it cannot be moved:
- He shall 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;
13 Before the Lord, for he cometh;
- For he cometh to judge the earth:
- He shall judge the world with righteousness,
- And the peoples with his truth.
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 judgement are the foundation of his throne.
3 A fire goeth before him,
- And burneth up his adversaries round about.
4 His lightnings lightened the world:
- The earth saw, and trembled.
5 The hills melted like wax at the presence of the Lord,
- At the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.
6 The heavens declare his righteousness,
- And all the peoples have seen his glory.
7 Ashamed be all they that serve graven images,
- That boast themselves of idols:
- Worship him, all ye gods.
8 Zion heard and was glad,
- And the daughters of Judah rejoiced;
- Because of thy judgements, O Lord.
9 For thou, Lord, are most high above all the earth:
- Thou art exalted far above all gods.
10 O ye that love the Lord, hate evil:
- He preserveth the souls of his saints;
- He delivereth 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.
1 O sing unto the Lord a new song;
- For he hath done marvellous things:
- His right hand, and his holy arm, hath wrought salvation for him.
2 The Lord hath made known his salvation:
- His righteousness hath he openly shewed in the sight of the nations.
3 He hath remembered his mercy and his faithfulness toward the house of Israel:
- All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.
4 Make a joyful noise 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 cornet
- Make a joyful noise 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 hills sing for joy together;
9 Before the Lord, for he cometh to judge the earth:
- He shall judge the world with righteousness,
- And the peoples with equity.
1 The Lord reigneth; let the peoples tremble:
- He sitteth upon the cherubim; let the earth be moved.
2 The Lord is great in Zion;
- And he is high above all the peoples.
3 Let them praise thy great and terrible name:
- Holy is he.
4 The king’s strength also loveth judgement;
- Thou dost establish equity,
- Thou executest judgement and righteousness in Jacob.
5 Exalt ye the Lord our God,
- And worship at his footstool:
- Holy is he.
6 Moses and Aaron among his priests,
- And Samuel among them that call upon his name;
- They called upon the Lord, and he answered them.
7 He spake unto them in the pillar of cloud:
- They kept his testimonies, and the statute that he gave them.
8 Thou answeredst them, O Lord our God:
- Thou wast a God that forgavest them,
- Though thou tookest vengeance of their doings.
9 Exalt ye the Lord our God,
- And worship at his holy hill;
- For the Lord our God is holy.
A Psalm of thanksgiving
1 Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands.
2 Serve the Lord with gladness:
- Come before his presence with singing.
3 Know ye that the Lord he is God:
- It is he that hath made us, and we are his;
- We are his people, and the sheep 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.
A Psalm of David.
1 I will sing of mercy and judgement:
- Unto thee, O Lord, will I sing praises.
2 I will behave myself wisely in a perfect way:
- Oh when wilt thou come unto me?
- I will walk within my house with a perfect heart.
3 I will set no base thing before mine eyes:
- I hate the work of them that turn aside;
- It shall not cleave unto me.
4 A froward heart shall depart from me:
- I will know no evil thing.
5 Whoso privily slandereth his neighbour, him will I destroy:
- Him that hath an high look and a proud heart will I not suffer.
6 Mine eyes shall be upon the faithful of the land, that they may dwell with me:
- He that walketh in a perfect way, he shall minister unto me.
7 He that worketh deceit shall not dwell within my house:
- He that speaketh falsehood shall not be established before mine eyes.
8 Morning by morning will I destroy all the wicked of the land;
- To cut off all the workers of iniquity from the city of the Lord.
A Prayer of the afflicted, when he is overwhelmed, and poureth out his complaint before the Lord
1 Hear my prayer, O Lord,
- And let my cry come unto thee.
2 Hide not thy face from me in the day of my distress:
- Incline thine ear unto me;
- In the day when I call answer me speedily.
3 For my days consume away like smoke,
- And my bones are burned as a firebrand.
4 My heart is smitten like grass, and withered;
- For I forget to eat my bread.
5 By reason of the voice of my groaning
- My bones cleave to my flesh.
6 I am like a pelican of the wilderness;
- I am become as an owl of the waste places.
7 I watch, and am become
- Like a sparrow that is alone upon the housetop.
8 Mine enemies reproach me all the day;
- They that are mad against me do curse by me.
9 For I have eaten ashes like bread,
- And mingled my drink with weeping.
10 Because of thine indignation and thy wrath:
- For thou hast taken me up, and cast me away.
11 My days are like a shadow that declineth;
- And I am withered like grass.
12 But thou, O Lord, shalt abide for ever;
- And thy memorial unto all generations
13 Thou shalt arise, and have mercy upon Zion:
- For it is time to have pity upon her, yea, the set time is come.
14 For thy servants take pleasure in her stones,
- And have pity upon her dust.
15 So the nations shall fear the name of the Lord,
- And all the kings of the earth thy glory:
16 For the Lord hath built up Zion,
- He hath appeared in his glory;
17 He hath regarded the prayer of the destitute,
- And hath not despised their prayer.
18 This shall be written for the generation to come:
- And a people which shall be created shall praise the Lord.
19 For he hath looked down from the height of his sanctuary;
- From heaven did the Lord behold the earth;
20 To hear the sighing of the prisoner;
- To loose those that are appointed to death;
21 That men may declare the name of the Lord in Zion,
- And his praise in Jerusalem;
22 When the peoples are gathered together,
- And the kingdoms, to serve the Lord.
23 He weakened my strength in the way;
- He shortened my days.
24 I said, O my God, take me not away in the midst of my days:
- Thy years are throughout all generations.
25 Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth;
- And the heavens are the work of thy hands.
26 They shall perish, but thou shalt endure:
- Yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment;
- As a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed:
27 But thou art the same,
- And thy years shall have no end.
28 The children of thy servants shall continue,
- And their seed shall be established before thee.
A Psalm of David.
1 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 iniquities;
- Who healeth all thy diseases;
4 Who redeemeth thy life from destruction;
- Who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies:
5 Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things;
- So that thy youth is renewed like the eagle.
6 The Lord executeth righteous acts,
- And judgements 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 chide;
- Neither will he keep his anger for ever.
10 He hath not dealt with us after our sins,
- Nor rewarded us after 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 pitieth his children,
- So the Lord pitieth 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 shall know it no more.
17 But the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him,
- 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.
20 Bless the Lord, ye angels of his:
- 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.
22 Bless the Lord, all ye his works,
- In all places of his dominion:
- Bless the Lord, O my soul.
1 Bless the Lord, O my soul.
- O Lord my God, thou art very great;
- Thou art clothed with honour and majesty.
2 Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment;
- Who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain:
3 Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters;
- Who maketh the clouds his chariot;
- Who walketh upon the wings of the wind:
4 Who maketh winds his messengers;
- His ministers a flaming fire:
5 Who laid the foundations of the earth,
- That it should not be moved for ever.
6 Thou coveredst 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 They went up by the mountains, they went down by the valleys,
- Unto the place which thou hadst founded for them.
9 Thou hast set a bound that they may not pass over;
- That they turn not again to cover the earth.
10 He sendeth forth springs into the valleys;
- They run among the mountains:
11 They give drink to every beast of the field;
- The wild asses quench their thirst.
12 By them the fowl of the heaven have their habitation,
- They sing among the branches.
13 He watereth the mountains from his chambers:
- The earth is satisfied with the fruit of thy works.
14 He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle,
- And herb for the service of man;
- That he may bring forth food out of the earth:
15 And wine that maketh glad the heart of man,
- And oil to make his face to shine,
- And bread that strengtheneth man’s heart.
16 The trees of the Lord are satisfied;
- The cedars of Lebanon, which he hath planted;
17 Where 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 He appointed 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 meat from God.
22 The sun ariseth, they get them away,
- And lay them down in their dens
23 Man goeth forth unto his work
- And to his labour until the evening.
24 O Lord, how manifold are thy works!
- In wisdom hast thou made them all:
- The earth is full of thy riches
25 Yonder is the sea, great and wide,
- Wherein are things creeping innumerable,
- Both small and great beasts.
26 There go the ships;
- There is leviathan, whom thou hast formed to take his pastime therein.
27 These wait all upon thee,
- That thou mayest give them their meat in due season.
28 That thou givest unto them they gather;
- Thou openest thine hand, they are satisfied with good.
29 Thou hidest thy face, they are troubled;
- Thou takest away their breath, they die,
- And return to their dust.
30 Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they are created;
- And thou renewest the face of the ground.
31 Let 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 meditation be sweet unto him:
- I will rejoice in the Lord.
35 Let sinners be consumed out of the earth,
- And let the wicked be no more.
- Bless the Lord, O my soul.
- Praise ye the Lord.
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;
- Talk 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 evermore.
5 Remember his marvellous works that he hath done;
- His wonders, and the judgements 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 judgements are in all the earth.
8 He hath remembered his covenant for ever,
- The word which he commanded to a thousand generations;
9The covenant which he made with Abraham,
- And his oath unto Isaac;
10 And confirmed the same 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 they went about from nation to nation,
- From one kingdom to another people.
14 He suffered no man to do them wrong;
- Yea, he reproved kings for their sakes;
15Saying, Touch not mine anointed ones,
- And do my prophets no harm.
16 And he called for a famine upon the land;
- He brake 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;
- He was laid in chains of iron:
19 Until the time that his word came to pass;
- The word of the Lord tried him.
20 The king sent and loosed him;
- Even the ruler of peoples, and let him go free.
21 He made him lord of his house,
- And ruler of all his substance:
22 To bind his princes at his pleasure,
- And teach his senators 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 stronger than their adversaries.
25 He turned their heart to hate his people,
- To deal subtilly with his servants.
26 He sent Moses his servant,
- And Aaron whom he had chosen.
27 They set among them his signs,
- And wonders in the land of Ham.
28 He sent darkness, and made it dark;
- And they rebelled not against his words.
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 spake, and there came swarms of flies,
- And lice 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 brake the trees of their borders.
34 He spake, and the locust came,
- And the caukerworm, and that 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 firstborn in their land,
- The chief of all their strength.
37 And he brought them forth with silver and gold:
- And there was not one feeble person 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 covering;
- And fire to give light in the night.
40 They asked, and he brought quails,
- And satisfied them with the bread of heaven.
41 He opened the rock, and waters gushed out;
- They ran in the dry places like a river.
42 For he remembered his holy word,
- And Abraham his servant.
43 And he brought forth his people with joy,
- And his chosen with singing.
44 And he gave them the lands of the nations;
- And they took the labour of the peoples in possession:
45 That they might keep his statutes,
- And observe his laws.
- Praise ye the Lord.
- Praise ye the Lord.
- O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good:
- For his mercy endureth for ever.
2 Who can utter the mighty acts of the Lord,
- Or shew forth all his praise?
3 Blessed are they that keep judgement,
- And he that doeth righteousness at all times.
4 Remember me, O Lord, with the favour that thou bearest unto thy people;
- O visit me with thy salvation:
5 That I may see the prosperity of thy chosen,
- That I may rejoice in the gladness of thy nation,
- That I may glory with thine inheritance.
6 We have sinned with our fathers,
- We have committed iniquity, we have done wickedly.
7 Our fathers understood not thy wonders in Egypt;
- They remembered not the multitude of thy mercies;
- 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 He rebuked the Red Sea also, and it was dried up:
- So 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 forgat his works;
- They waited not for his counsel:
14 But lusted exceedingly in the wilderness,
- And tempted God in the desert.
15 And he gave them their request;
- But sent leanness into their soul.
16 They envied Moses also in the camp,
- And Aaron the saint 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 changed their glory
- For the likeness of an ox that eateth grass.
21 They forgat God their saviour,
- Which had done great things in Egypt;
22 Wondrous works in the land of Ham,
- And terrible things by the Red Sea.
23 Therefore he said that he would destroy them,
- Had not Moses his chosen stood before him in the breach,
- To turn away his wrath, lest he should destroy them.
24 Yea, they despised the pleasant land,
- They believed not his word;
25 But murmured in their tents,
- And hearkened not unto the voice of the Lord.
26 Therefore he lifted up his hand unto them,
- That he would overthrow them in the wilderness:
27 And that he would overthrow their seed among the nations,
- And scatter them in the lands.
28 They joined themselves also unto Baal-peor,
- And ate the sacrifices of the dead.
29 Thus they provoked him to anger with their doings;
- And the plague brake in upon them.
30 Then stood up Phinehas, and executed judgement:
- And so the plague was stayed.
31 And that was counted unto him for righteousness,
- Unto all generations for evermore.
32 They angered him also at the waters of Meribah,
- So that it went ill with Moses for their sakes:
33 Because they were rebellious against his spirit,
- And he spake unadvisedly 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,
38 And shed innocent blood, even the blood of their sons and of their daughters,
- Whom they sacrificed unto the idols of Canaan;
- And the land was polluted with blood.
39 Thus were they defiled with their works,
- And went a whoring 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 brought into subjection under their hand.
43 Many times did he deliver them;
- But they were rebellious in their counsel,
- And were brought low in their iniquity.
44 Nevertheless he regarded 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 captives.
47 Save us, O Lord our God,
- And gather us from among the nations,
- To give thanks unto thy holy name,
- And to triumph in thy praise.
48 Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel,
- From everlasting even to everlasting.
- And let all the people say, Amen.
- Praise ye the Lord.
Heb. gavest birth to.
Or, dust Heb crushing.
Or, when it passeth
Or, a sound or sigh
See Ps xxvii 4.
Or, That abideth . . . Almighty, even I &c.
Or, Because thou hast said, The Lord is my refuge;
Or, them that lie in wait for me
Heb. a breath.
Or, To-day, if ye will hear his voice, harden &c
That is, strife.
That is, temptation.
Or, things of nought
Or, in holy array
Or, in his faithfulness
Or, dwelleth between
Or, for the thank offering
Heb. all the earth.
Another reading is, and not we ourselves
Or, a thank offering
Or, give heed unto the perfect way
Or, in the integrity of my heart
Or, the doing of unfaithfulness
Or, evil person
Or, in smoke
Or, as an hearth
Or, is stretched out
Or, sittest as king
Heb. the children of death.
Another reading is, He afflicted me with his strength.
Or, the pit
Or, thy years Or, thy prime Heb thine ornament.
Or, his angels winds
Heb. He founded the earth upon her bases.
Or, (The mountains rose, the valleys sank down;)
Heb. utter their voice.
Heb. To make his face to shine with oil.
See ver. 13.
See Lev. xi. 5.
Or, play with him See Job xli. 5.
Or, gatherest in
Heb. cord, or, line.
Heb. His soul entered into the iron.
Some ancient versions have, He.
Heb. the words of his signs.
See Ex. viii. 16.
Heb. beginning. See Deut. xxi. 17.
Or, none that stumbled
Or, pasture land
Or, holy one
Heb. make them fall.
See Num. xxv. 3.