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Book 21 Psalms
THE BOOK OF PSALMS
The psalms are called by the Hebrews TEHILLIM, that is, Hymns of Praise.
Psalms Chapter 1
The happiness of the just and the evil state of the wicked.
1:1. Blessed is the man who hath not walked in the counsel of the
1:2. But his will is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he shall
1:3. And he shall be like a tree which is planted near the running
1:4. Not so the wicked, not so: but like the dust, which the wind
1:5. Therefore the wicked shall not rise again in judgment: nor sinners
1:6. For the Lord knoweth the way of the just: and the way of the wicked
Psalms Chapter 2
The vain efforts of persecutors against Christ and his church.
2:1. Why have the Gentiles raged, and the prople devised vain things?
2:2. The kings of the earth stood up, and the princes met together,
2:3. Let us break their bonds asunder: and let us cast away their yoke
2:4. He that dwelleth in heaven shall laugh at them: and the Lord shall
2:5. Then shall he speak to them in his anger, and trouble them in his
2:6. But I am appointed king by him over Sion, his holy mountain,
2:7. The Lord hath said to me: Thou art my son, this day have I begotten
2:8. Ask of me, and I will give thee the Gentiles for thy inheritance,
2:9. Thou shalt rule them with a rod of iron, and shalt break them in
2:10. And now, O ye kings, understand: receive instruction, you that
2:11. Serve ye the Lord with fear: and rejoice unto him with trembling.
2:12. Embrace discipline, lest at any time the Lord be angry, and you
2:13. When his wrath shall be kindled in a short time, blessed are all
Psalms Chapter 3
Domine, quid multiplicati.
The prophet's danger and delivery from his son Absalom: mystically, the
3:1. The psalm of David when he fled from the face of his son Absalom.
3:2 Why, O Lord, are they multipied that affict me? many are they who rise up against me.
3:3 Many say to my soul: There is no salvation for him in his God.
3:4. But thou, O Lord, art my protector, my glory, and the lifter up of
3:5. I have cried to the Lord with my voice: and he hath heard me from
3:6. I have slept and have taken my rest: and I have risen up, because
3:7. I will not fear thousands of the people surrounding me: arise, O
3:8. For thou hast struck all them who are my adversaries without cause:
3:9. Salvation is of the Lord: and thy blessing is upon thy people.
Psalms Chapter 4
The prophet teacheth us to flee to God in tribulation, with confidence
4:1. Unto the end, in verses. A psalm for David.
Unto the end... Or, as St. Jerome renders it, victori, to him that
4:2. When I called upon him, the God of my justice heard me: when I was
4:3. O ye sons of men, how long will you be dull of heart? why do you
4:4. Know ye also that the Lord hath made his holy one wonderful: the
4:5. Be ye angry, and sin not: the things you say in your hearts, be
4:6. Offer up the sacrifice of justice, and trust in the Lord: many say,
4:7. The light of thy countenance, O Lord, is signed upon us: thou hast
4:8. By the fruit of their corn, their wine, and oil, they rest:
4:9. In peace in the self same I will sleep, and I will rest:
4:10. For thou, O Lord, singularly hast settled me in hope.
Psalms Chapter 5
Verba mea auribul.
A prayer to God against the iniquities of men.
5:1. Unto the end, for her that obtaineth the inheritance. A psalm for
For her that obtaineth the inheritance... That is, for the church of
5:2. Give ear, O Lord, to my words, understand my cry.
5:3. Hearken to the voice of my prayer, O my King and my God.
5:4. For to thee will I pray: O Lord, in the morning thou shalt hear my
5:5. In the morning I will stand before thee, and I will see: because
5:6. Neither shall the wicked dwell near thee: nor shall the unjust
5:7. Thou hatest all the workers of iniquity: thou wilt destroy all that
5:8. But as for me in the multitude of thy mercy, I will come into thy
5:9. Conduct me, O Lord, in thy justice: because of my enemies, direct
5:10. For there is no truth in their mouth: their heart is vain.
5:11. Their throat is an open sepulchre: they dealt deceitfully with
5:12. But let all them be glad that hope in thee: they shall rejoice for
5:13. For thou wilt bless the just. O Lord, thou hast crowned us, as
Psalms Chapter 6
Domine, ne in furore.
A prayer of a penitent sinner, under the scourge of God. The first
6:1. Unto the end, in verses, a psalm for David, for the octave.
For the octave... That is, to be sung on an instrument of eight strings.
6:2. O Lord, rebuke me not in thy indignation, nor chastise me in thy
6:3. Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I am weak: heal me, O Lord, for my
6:4. And my soul is troubled exceedingly: but thou, O Lord, how long?
6:5. Turn to me, O Lord, and deliver my soul: O save me for thy mercy's
5:5. For there is no one indeath, that is mindful of thee: and who shall
6:7. I have laboured in my groanings, every night I will wash my bed: I
6:8. My eye is troubled through indignation: I have grown old amongst
6:9. Depart from em, all ye workers of iniquity: for the Lord hath heard
6:10. The Lord hath heard my supplication: the Lord hath received my
6:11. Let all my enemies be ashamed, and be very much troubled: let them
Psalms Chapter 7
Domine, Deus meus.
David, trusting in the justice of his cause, prayeth for God's help
7:1. The psalm of David, which he sung to the Lord, for the words of
7:2. O Lord, my God, in thee have I put my trust; same me from all them
7:3. Lest at any time he seize upon my soul like a lion, while there is
7:4. O Lord, my God, if I have done this thing, if there be iniquity in
7:5. If I have rendered to them that repaid me evils, let me deservedly
7:6. Let the enemy pursue my soul, and take it, and tread down my life,
7:7. Rise up, O Lord, in thy anger: and be thou exalted in the borders
7:8. And a congregation of people shall surround thee. And for their
7:9. The Lord judgeth the people. Judge me, O Lord, according to my
7:10. The wickedness of sinners shall be brought to nought; and thou
7:11. Just is my help from the Lord; who saveth the upright of heart.
7:12. God is a just judge, strong and patient: is he angry every day?
7:13. Except you will be converted, he will brandish his sword; he hath
7:14. And in it he hath prepared to instruments of death, he hath made
For them that burn... That is, against the persecutors of his saints.
7:15. Behold he hath been in labour iwht injustice: he hath conceived
7:16. He hath opened a pit and dug it: and he is fallen into the hole he
7:17. His sorrow shall be turned on his own head: and his iniquity shall
7:18. I will give glory to the Lord according to his justice: and will
Psalms Chapter 8
Domine, Dominus noster.
God is wonderful in his works; especially in mankind, singularly exalted
8:1. Unto the end, for the presses: a psalm for David.
The presses... In Hebrew, Gittith, supposed to be a musical instrument.
8:2. O Lord, our Lord, how admirable is thy name in the whole earth! For
8:3. Out of the mouth of infants and of sucklings thou hast perfected
8:4. For I will behold thy heavens, the works of thy fingers: the moon
8:5. What is man, that thou art mindful of him? or the son of man, that
8:6. Thou hast made him a little less than the angels, thou hast crowned
8:7. And hast set him over the works of thy hands.
8:8. Thou hast subjected all things under his feet, all sheep and oxen:
8:9. The birds of the air, and the fishes of the sea, that pass through
8:10. O Lord, our Lord, how admirable is thy name in the whole earth!
Psalms Chapter 9
Confitebor tibi, Domine. The church praiseth God for his protection
9:1. Unto the end, for the hidden things of the Son. A psalm for David.
The hidden things of the Son... The humility and sufferings of Christ,
9:2. I will give lpraise to thee, O Lord, with my whole heart: I will
9:3. I will be glad, and rejoice inthee: I will sing to thy name, O thou
9:4. When my enemy shall be turned back: they shall be weakened, and
9:5. For thou hast maintained my judgment and my cause: thou hast sat on
9:6. Thou hast rebuked the Gentiles, and the wicked one hath perished;
9:7. The swords of the enemy have failed unto the end: and their cities
9:8. But the Lord remaineth for ever. He hath prepared his throne in
9:9. And he shall judge the world in equity, he shall judge the lpeople
9:10. And the Lord is become a refuge for the poor: a helper in due time
9:11. And let them trust in thee who know thy name: for thou hast not
9:12. Sing ye to the Lord, who dwelleth in Sion: declare his ways among
9:13. For requiring their blood, he hath remembered them: he hath not
9:14. Have mercy on me, O Lord: see my humiliation which I suffer from
9:15. Thou that liftest me up from the gates of death, that I may
9:16. I will rejoice in thy salvation: the Gentiles have stuck fast in
9:17. The Lord shall be known when he executeth judgments: the sinner
9:18. The wicked shall be turned into hell, all the nations that forget
9:19. For the poor man shall not be forgotten to the end: the patience
9:20. Arise, O Lord, let not man be strengthened: let the Gentiles be
9:21. Appoint, O Lord, a lawgiver over them: that the Gentiles may know
Here the late Hebrew doctors divide this psalm into two, making ver. 22
(Psalm Chapter 10 according to the Hebrews.)
9:1. Why, O Lord, hast thou retired afar off? why dost thou slight us in
9:2. Whilst the wicked man is proud, the poor is set on fire: they are
9:3. For the sinner is praised in the desires of his soul: and the
9:4. The sinner hath provoked the Lord, according to the multitude of
9:5. God is not before his eyes: his ways are filthy at all times. Thy
9:6. For he hath said in his heart: I shall not be moved from generation
9:7. His mouth is full of cursing, and of bitterness, and of deciet:
9:8. He sitteth in ambush with the rich, in private places, that he may
9:9. His eyes are upon the poor man: he lieth in wait, in secret, like a
9:10. In his net he will bring him down, he will crouch and fall, when
9:11. For he hath said in his heart: God hath forgotten, he hath turned
9:12. Arise, O Lord God, let thy hand be exalted: forget not the poor.
9:13. Wherefore hath the wicked provoked God? for he hath said in his
9:14. Thou seest it, for thou considerest labour and sorrow: that thou
9:15. Break thou the arm of the sinner and of the malignant: his sin
9:16. The Lord shall reign to eternity, yea, for ever and ever: ye
9:17. The Lord hath heard the desire of the poor: thy ear hath heard the
9:18. To judge for the fatherless and for the humble, that man may no
Psalms Chapter 10
In Domino confido.
The just man's confidence in God in the midst of persecutions.
10:1. Unto the end. A psalm to David.
10:2. In the Lord I put my trust: how then do you say to my soul: Get
10:3. For, lo, the wicked have bent their bow: they have prepared their
10:4. For they have destroyed the things which thou hast made: but what
10:5. The Lord is in his holy temple, the Lord's throne is in heaven.
10:6. The Lord trieth the just and the wicked: but he that loveth
10:7. He shall rain snares upon sinners: fire and brimstone, and storms
10:8. For the Lord is just, and hath loved justice: his countenance hath
Psalms Chapter 11
Salvum me fac.
The prophet calls for God's help against the wicked.
11:1. Unto the end: for the octave, a psalm for David.
11:2. Save me, O Lord, for there is now no saint: truths are decayed
11:3. They have spoken vain things, every one to his neighbour: with
11:4. May the Lord destroy all deceitful lips, and the tongue that
11:5. Who have said: We will magnify our tongue: our lips are our own:
11:6. By reason of the misery of the needy, and the groans of the poor,
11:7. The words of the Lord are pure words: as silver tried by the fire,
11:8. Thou, O Lord, wilt preserve us: and keep us from this generation
11:9. The wicked walk round about: according to thy highness, thou hast
Psalms Chapter 12
A prayer in tribulation.
12:1. Unto the end, a psalm for David. How long, O Lord, wilt thou
12:2. How long shall I take counsels in my soul, sorrow in my heart all
12:3. How long shall my enemy be exalted over Me?
12:4. Consider, and hear me, O Lord, my God. Enlighten my eyes, that I
12:5. Lest at any time my enemy say: I have prevailed against him. They
12:6. But I have trusted in thy mercy. My heart shall rejoice in thy
Psalms Chapter 13
Dixit insipiens. 1.
The general corruption of man before our redemption by Christ.
13:1. Unto the end, a psalm for David. The fool hath said in his heart:
13:2. The Lord hath looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to
13:3. They are all gone aside, they are become unprofitable together:
13:4. Shall not all they know that work iniquity, who devour my people
13:5. They have not called upon the Lord: there have they trembled for
13:6. For the Lord is in the just generation: you have confounded the
13:7. Who shall give out of Sion the salvation of Israel? when the Lord
Psalms Chapter 14
Domine, quis habitabit.
What kind of men shall dwell in the heavenly Sion.
14:1. A psalm for David. Lord, who shall dwell in thy tabernacle? or who
14:2. He that walketh without blemish, and worketh justice:
14:3. He that speaketh truth in his heart, who hath not used deceit in
14:4. In his sight the malignant is brought to nothing: but he
14:5. He that hath not put out his money to usury, nortaken bribes
Psalms Chapter 15
Conserva me, Domine.
Christ's future victory and triumph over the world and death.
15:1. The inscription of a title to David himself. Preserve me, O Lord,
The inscription of a title... That is, of a pillar or monument,
15:2. I have said to the Lord, thou art my God, for thou hast no need of
15:3. To the saints, who are in his land, he hath made wonderful all my
15:4. Their infirmities were multiplied: afterwards they made haste. I
15:5. The Lord is the portion of my inheritance and of my cup: it is
15:6. The lines are fallen unto me in goodly places: for my inheritance
15:7. I will bless the Lord, who hath given me understanding: moreover,
15:8. I set the Lord always in my sight: for he is at my right hand,
15:9. Therefore my heart hath been glad, and my tongue hath rejoiced:
15:10. Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; nor wilt thou give
15:11. Thou hast made known to me the ways of life, thou shalt fill me
Psalms Chapter 16
Exaudi, Domine, justitiam.
A just man's prayer in tribulation against the malice of his enemy.
16:1. The prayer of David. Hear, O Lord, my justice: attend to my
16:2. Let my judgment come forth from thy countenance: let thy eyes
16:3. Thou hast proved my heart, and visited it by night, thou hast
16:4. That my mouth may not speak the works of men: for the sake of the
16:5. Perfect thou my goings in thy paths: that my footsteps be not
16:6. I have cried to thee, for thou, O God, hast heard me: O incline
16:7. Shew forth thy wonderful mercies; thou who savest them that trust
16:8. From them that resist thy right hand keep me, as the apple of thy
16:9. From the face of the wicked who have afflicted me. My enemies have
16:10. They have shut up their fat: their mouth hath spoken proudly.
Their fat... That is, their bowels of compassion: for they have none for
16:11. They have cast me forth, and now they have surrounded me: they
16:12. They have taken me, as a lion prepared for the prey; and as a
16:13. Arise, O Lord, disappoint him and supplant him; deliver my soul
16:14. From the enemies of thy hand. O Lord, divide them from the few of
Divide them from the few, etc... That is, cut them off from the earth,
16:15. But as for me, I will appear before thy sight in justice: I shall
Psalms Chapter 17
Diligam te, Domine.
David's thanks to God for his delivery from all his enemies.
17:1. Unto the end, for David, the servant of the Lord, who spoke to the
17:2. I will love thee, O Lord, my strength:
17:3. The Lord is my firmament, my refuge, and my deliverer. My God is
17:4. Praising, I will call upon the Lord: and I shall be saved from my
17:5. The sorrows of death surrounded me: and the torrents of iniquity
17:6. The sorrows of hell encompassed me: and the snares of death
17:7. In my affliction I called upon the Lord, and I cried to my God:
17:8. The earth shook and trembled: the foundations of the mountains
17:9. There went up a smoke in his wrath: and a fire flamed from his
17:10. He bowed the heavens, and came down, and darkness was under his
17:11. And he ascended upon the cherubim, and he flew; he flew upon the
17:12. And he made darkness his covert, his pavilion round about him:
17:13. At the brightness that was before him the clouds passed, hail and
17:14. And the Lord thundered from heaven, and the Highest gave his
17:15. And he sent forth his arrows, and he scattered them: he
17:16. Then the fountains of waters appeared, and the foundations of the
17:17. He sent from on high, and took me: and received me out of many
17:18. He delivered me from my strongest enemies, and from them that
17:19. They prevented me in the day of my affliction: and the Lord
17:20. And he brought me forth into a large place: he saved me, because
17:21. And the Lord will reward me according to my justice; and will
17:22. Because I have kept the ways of the Lord; and have not done
17:23. For all his judgments are in my sight: and his justices I have
17:24. And I shall be spotless with him: and shall keep myself from my
17:25. And the Lord will reward me according to my justice: and
17:26. With the holy thou wilt be holy; and with the innocent man thou
17:27. And withe the elect thou wilt be elect: and with the perverse
17:28. For thou wilt save the humble people; but wilt bring down the
17:29. For thou lightest my lamp, O Lord: O my God, enlighten my
17:30. For by thee I shall be delivered from temptation; and through my
17:31. As for my God, his way is undefiled: the words of the Lord are
17:32. For who is God but the Lord? or who is God but our God?
17:33. God, who hath girt me with strength; and made my way blameless.
17:34. Who hath made my feet like the feet of harts: and who setteth me
17:35. Who teacheth my hands to war: and thou hast made my arms like a
17:36. And thou hast given me the protection of thy salvation: and thy
17:37. Thou hast enlarged my steps under me; and my feet are not
17:38. I will pursue after my enemies, and overtake them: and I will not
17:39. I will break them, and they shall not be able to stand: they
17:40. And thou hast girded me with strength unto battle; and hast
17:41. And thou hast made my enemies furn their back upon me, and hast
17:42. They cried, but there was none to save them, to the Lord: but he
17:43. And I shall beat them as small as the dust before the wind; I
17:44. Thou wilt deliver me from the contradictions of the people; thou
17:45. A people which I knew not, hath seerved me: at the hearing of the
17:46. The children that are strangers have lied to me, strange children
17:47. The Lord liveth, and blessed by my God, and let the God of my
17:48. O God, who avengest me, and subduest the people under me, my
17:49. And thou wilt lift me up above them that rise up against me: from
17:50. Therefore will I give glory to thee, O Lord, among the nations,
17:51. Giving great deliverance to his king, and shewing mercy to David,
Psalms Chapter 18
The works of God shew forth his glory: his law is greatly to be esteemed
18:1. Unto the end. APsalm Chapter for David.
18:2. The heavens shew forth the glory of God, and the firmament
18:3. Day to day uttereth speech, and night to night sheweth knowledge.
18:4. There are no speeches nor languages, where their voices are not
18:5. Their sound hath gone forth into all the earth: and their words
18:6. He hath set his tabernacle in the sun: and he as a bridegroom
18:7. His going out is from the end of heaven, And his circuit even to
18:8. The law of the Lord is unspotted, converting souls: the testimony
18:9. The justices of the Lord are right, rejoicing hearts: the
18:10. The fear of the Lord is holy, enduring for ever and ever: the
18:11. More to be desired than gold and many precious stones: and
18:12. For thy servant keepeth them, and in keeping them there is a
18:13. Who can understand sins? from my secret ones cleanse me, O Lord:
18:14. And from those of others spare thy servant. If they shall have no
18:15. And the words of my mouth shall be such as may please: and the
Psalms Chapter 19
Exaudiat te Dominus.
A prayer for the king.
19:1. Unto the end. A psalm for David.
19:2. May the Lord hear thee in the day of tribulation: may the name of
19:3. May he send thee help from the sanctuary: and defend thee outof
19:4. May he be mindful of all thy sacrifices: and may thy whole
19:5. May he give thee according to thy own heart; and confirm all thy
19:6. We will rejoice in thy salvation; and in the name of our God we
19:7. The Lord fulfil all thy petitions: now have I known that the Lord
The salvation of his right hand is in powers... That is, in strength.
19:8. Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will call upon
19:9. They are bound, and have fallen: but we are risen, and are set
Psalms Chapter 20
Domine, in virtute.
Praise to God for Christ's exaltation after his passion.
20:1. Unto the end. A psalm for David.
20:2. In thy strength, O Lord, the king shall joy; and in thy salvation
20:3. Thou hast given him his heart's desire: and hast not withholden
20:4. For thou hast prevented him with belssings of sweetness: thou hast
20:5. He asked life of thee: and thou hast given him length of days for
20:6. His glory is great in thy salvation: glory and great beauty shalt
20:7. For thou shalt give him to be a blessing for ever and ever: thou
20:8. For the king hopeth in the Lord: andthrough the mercy of the most
20:9. Let thy hand be found by all thy enemies: let thy right hand find
20:10. Thou shalt make them as an oven of fire, in the time of thy
20:11. Their fruit shalt thou destroy from the earth: and their seed
20:12. For they have intended evils against thee: they have devised
20:13. For thou shalt make them turn their back: in thy remnants thou
In thy remnants thou shalt prepare their face... Or thou shalt set thy
20:14. Be thou exalted, O Lord, in thy own strength: we will sing and
Psalms Chapter 21
Deus Deus meus.
Christ's passion: and the conversion of the Gentiles.
21:1. Unto the end, for the morning protection, a psalm for David.
21:2. O God my God, look upon me: why hast thou forsaken me? Far from my
The words of my sins... That is, the sins of the world, which I have
21:3. O my God, I shall cry by day, and thou wilt not hear: and by
21:4. But thou dwellest in the holy place, the praise of Israel.
21:5. In thee have our fathers hoped: they have hoped, and thou hast
21:6. They cried to thee, and they were saved: they trusted in thee, and
21:7. Bukt I am a worm, and no man: the reproach of men, and the outcast
21:8. All they that saw me have laughed me to scorn: they have spoken
21:9. He hoped in the Lord, let him deliver him: let him save him,
21:10. For thou art he that hast drawn me out of the womb: my hope from
21:11. I was cast upon thee from the womb. From my mother's womb thou
21:12. Depart not from me. For tribulation is very near: for there is
21:13. Many calves have surrounded me: fat bulls have besieged me.
21:14. They have opened their mouths against me, as a lion ravening and
21:15. I am poured out like water; and all my bones are scattered. My
21:16. My strength is dried up like a potsherd, and my tongue hath
21:17. For many dogs have encompassed me: the council of the malignant
21:18. They have numbered all my bones. And they have looked and stared
21:19. They lparted my garments amongst them; and upon my vesture they
21:20. But thou, O Lord, remove not thy help to a distance from me; look
21:21. Deliver, O God, my soul from the sword: my only one from the hand
21:22. Save me from the lion's mouth; and my lowness from the horns of
21:23. I will declare thy name to my brethren: in the midst of the
21:24. Ye that fear the Lord, praise him: all ye the seed of Jacob,
21:25. Let all the seed of Israel fear him: because he hath not slighted
21:26. With thee is my praise in a great church: I will pay my vows in
21:27. The poor shall eat and shall be filled: and they shall praise the
21:28. All the ends of the earth shall remember, and shall be converted
21:29. For the kingdom is the Lord's; and he shall have dominion over
21:30. All the fat ones of the earth have eaten and have adored: all
21:31. And to him my soul shall live: and my seed shall serve him.
21:32. There shall be declared to the Lord a generation to come: and the
Psalms Chapter 22
Dominus regit me.
God's spiritual benefits to faithful souls.
22:1. A psalm for David. The Lord ruleth me: and I shall want nothing.
Ruleth me... In Hebrew, Is my shepherd, viz., to feed, guide, and govern
22:2. He hath set me in a place of pasture. He hath brought me up, on
22:3. He hath converted my soul. He hath led me on the paths of justice,
22:4. For though I should walk in the midst of the shadow of death, I
22:5. Thou hast prepared a table before me against them that afflict me.
22:6. And thy mercy will follow me all the days of my life. And that I
Psalms Chapter 23
Domini est terra.
Who are they that shall ascend to heaven: Christ's triumphant ascension
23:1. On the first day of the week, a psalm for David. The earth is the
23:2. For he hath founded it upon the seas; and hath prepared it upon
23:3. Who shall ascend into the mountain of the Lord: or who shall stand
23:4. The innocent in hands, and clean of heart, who hath not taken his
23:5. He shall receive a blessing from the Lord, and mercy from God his
23:6. This is the generation of them that seek him, of them that seek
23:7. Lift up your gates, O ye lprinces, and be ye lifted up, O eternal
23:8. Who is this King of Glory? the Lord who is strong and mighty: the
23:9. Lift up your gates, O ye princes, and be ye lifted up, O eternal
23:10. Who is this King of Glory? the Lord of hosts, he is the King of
Psalms Chapter 24
Ad te, Domine, levavi.
A prayer for grace, mercy, and protection against our enemies.
24:1. Unto the end, a psalm for David. To thee, O Lord, have I lifted up
24:2. In thee, O my God, I put my trust; let me not be ashamed.
24:3. Neither let my enemies laugh at me: for none of them that wait on
24:4. Let all them be confounded that act unjust things without cause.
24:5. Direct me in thy truth, and teach me; for thou art God my Saviour;
24:6. Remember, O Lor, thy bowels of compassion; and thy mercies that
24:7. The sins of my youth and my ignorances do not remember. According
24:8. The Lord is sweet and righteous: therefore he will give a law to
24:9. He will guide themild in judgment: he will teach the meek his
24:10. All the ways of the Lord are mercy and truth, to them that seek
24:11. For thy name's sake, O Lrod, thou wilt pardon my sin: for it is
24:12. Who is the man that feareth the Lord? He hath appointed him a law
24:13. His soul shall dwell in good things: and his seed shall inherit
24:14. The Lord is a firmament to them that fear him: and his covenant
24:15. My eyes are ever towards the Lord: for he shall pluck my feet out
24:16. Look thou upon me, and have mercy on me; for I am alone and poor.
24:17. The troubles of my heart are multiplied: deliver me from my
24:18. See my abjection and my labour; and forgive me all my sins.
24:19. Consider my enemies for they are multiplied, and have hated me
24:20. Deep thou my soul, and deliver me: I shall not be ashamed, for I
24:21. The innocent and the upright have adhered to me: because I have
24:22. Deliver Israel, O God, from all his tribulations.
Psalms Chapter 25
Judica me, Domine.
David's prayer to God in his distress, to be delivered, that he may come
25:1. Unto the end, a psalm for David. Judge me, O Lord, for I have
25:2. Prove me, O Lord, and try me; burn my reins and my heart.
25:3. For thy mercy is before my eyes; and I am well pleased with thy
25:4. I have not sat with the council of vanity: neither will I go in
25:5. I have hated the assembly of the malignant; and with the wicked I
25:6. I will wash my hands among the innocent; and will compass thy
25:7. That I may hear the voice of thy praise: and tell of all thy
25:8. I have loved, O Lord, the beauty of thy house; and the place where
25:9. Take not away my soul, O God, with the wicked: nor my life with
25:10. In whose hands are iniquities: their right hand is filled with
25:11. But as for me, I have walked in my innocence: redeem me, and have
25:12. My foot hath stood in the direct way: in the churches I will
Psalms Chapter 26
David's faith and hope in God.
26:1. The psalm of David before he was anointed. The Lord is my light
26:2. Whilst the wicked draw near against me, to eat my flesh. My
26:3. If armies in camp should stand to gether against me, my heart
26:4. One thing I have asked of the Lord, this will I seek after; that I
26:5. For he hath hidden me in his tabernacle; in the day of evils, he
26:6. He hath exalted me upon a rock: and now he hath lifted up my head
26:7. Hear, O Lord, my voice, with which I have cried to thee: have
26:8. My heart hath said to thee: My face hath sought thee: thy face, O
26:9. Turn not away thy face from me; decline not in thy wrath from thy
26:10. For my father and my mother have left me: but the Lord hath taken
26:11. Set me, O Lord, a law in thy way, and guide me in the right path,
26:12. Deliver me not over to the will of them that trouble me; for
26:13. I believe to see the good things of the Lord in the land of the
26:14. Expect the Lord, do manfully, and let thy heart take courage, and
Psalms Chapter 27
Ad te, Domine, clamabo.
David's prayer that his enemies may not prevail over him.
27:1. A psalm for David himself. Unto thee will I cry, O Lord: O my God,
27:2. Hear, O Lord, the voice of my supplication, when I pray to thee;
27:3. Draw me not away together with the wicked; and with the workers of
27:4. Give them according to their works, and according to the
27:5. Because they have not understood the works of the Lord, and the
27:6. Blessed be the Lord, for he hath heard the voice of my
27:7. The Lord is my helper andmy protector: in him hath my heart
27:8. The Lord is the strength of his people, and the protector of the
27:9. Save, O Lord, thy people, and bless thy inheritance: and rule them
Psalms Chapter 28
An invitation to glorify God, with a commemoration of his mighty works.
28:1. A psalm for David, at the finishing of the tabernacle. Bring to
28:2. Bring to the Lord glory and honour: bring to the Lord glory to his
28:3. The voice of the Lord is upon the waters; the God of majesty hath
28:4. The voice of the Lord is in power; the voice of the Lord in
28:5. The voice of the Lord breaketh the cedars: yea, the Lord shall
28:6. And shall reduce them to pieces, as a calf of Libanus, and as the
Shall reduce them to pieces, etc... In Hebrew, shall make them to skip
28:7. The voice of the Lord divideth the flame of fire:
28:8. The voice of the Lord shaketh the desert: and the Lord shall shake
28:9. The voice of the Lord prepareth the stags: and he will discover
28:10. The Lord maketh the flood to dwell: and the Lord shall sit king
Psalms Chapter 29
Exaltabo te, Domine.
David praiseth God for his deliverance, and his merciful dealings with
29:1. A psalm of a canticle, at the dedication of David's house.
29:2. I will extol thee, O Lord, for thou hast upheld me: and hast not
29:3. O Lord my God, I have cried to thee, and thou hast healed me.
29:4. Thou hast brought forth, O Lord, my soul from hell: thou hast
29:5. Sing to the Lord, O ye his saints: and give praise to the memory
29:6. For wrath is in his indignation; and life in his good will. In the
29:7. And in my abundance I said: I shall never be moved.
29:8. O Lord, in thy favour, thou gavest strength to my beauty. Thou
29:9. To thee, O Lord, will I cry: and I will make supplication to my
29:10. What profit is there in my blood, whilst I go down to corruption?
29:11. The Lord hath heard, and hath had mercy on me: the Lord became my
29:12. Thou hast turned for me my mourning into joy: thou hast cut my
29:13. To the end that my glory may sing to thee, and I may not regret:
Psalms Chapter 30
In te, Domine, speravi.
A prayer of a just man under affliction.
30:1. Unto the end, a psalm for David, in an ecstasy.
30:2. In thee, O Lord, have I hoped, let me never be confounded: deliver
30:3. Bow down thy ear to me: make haste to deliver me. Be thou unto me
30:4. For thou art my strength and my refuge; and for thy name's sake
30:5. Thou wilt bring me out of this snare, which they have hidden for
30:6. Into thy hands I commend my spirit: thou hast redeemed me, O Lord,
30:7. Thou hast hated them that regard vanities, to no purpose. But I
30:8. I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy. For thou hast regarded my
30:9. And thou hast not shut me up in the hands of the enemy: thou hast
30:10. Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I am afflicted: my eye is troubled
30:11. For my life is wasted with grief: and my years in sighs. My
30:12. I am become a reproach among all my enemies, and very much to my
30:13. I am forgotten as one dead from the heart. I am become as a
30:14. For I have heard the blame of many that dwell round about. While
30:15. But I have put my trust in thee, O Lord: I said: Thou art my God.
30:16. My lots are in thy hands. Deliver me out of the hands of my
30:17. Make thy face to shine upon thy servant; save me in thy mercy.
30:18. Let me not be confounded, O Lord, for I have called upon thee.
30:19. Let deceitful lips be made dumb. Which speak iniquity against the
30:20. O how great is the multitude of thy sweetness, O Lord, which thou
30:21. Thou shalt hide them in the secret of thy face, from the
30:22. Blessed be the Lord, for he hath shewn his wonderful mercy to me
30:23. But I said in the excess of my mind: I am cast away from before
30:24. O love the Lord, all ye his saints: for the Lord will require
30:25. Do ye manfully, and let your heart be strengthened, all ye that
Psalms Chapter 31
The second penitential psalm.
31:1. To David himself, understanding. Blessed are they whose iniquities
31:2. Blessed is the man to whom the Lord hath not inputed sin, and in
31:3. Because I was silent my bones grew old; whilst I cried out all the
Because I was silent, etc... That is, whilst I kept silence, by
31:4. For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me: I am turned in my
I am turned, etc... That is, I turn and roll about in my bed to seek for
31:5. I have acknowledged my sin to thee, and my injustice I have not
31:6. For this shall every one that is holy pray to thee in a seasonable
31:7. Thou art my fefuge from the trouble which hath eencompassed me: my
31:8. I will give thee understanding, and I will instruct thee in this
31:9. Do not become like the horse and the mule, who have no
31:10. Many are the scourges of the sinner, but mercy shall encompass
31:11. Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, ye just, and glory, all ye
Psalms Chapter 32
An exhortation to praise God, and to trust in him.
32:1. A psalm for David. Rejoice in the Lord, O ye just: praise becometh
32:2. Give praise to the Lord on the harp; sing to him with the
32:3. Sing to him a new canticle, sing well unto him with a loud noise.
32:4. For the word of the Lord is right, and all his works are done with
32:5. He loveth mercy and judgment; the earth is full of the mercy of
32:6. By the word of the Lord the heavens were established; and all the
32:7. Gathering together the waters of the sea, as in a vessel; laying
32:8. Let all the earth fear the Lord, and let all the inhabitants of
32:9. For he spoke and they were made: he commanded and they were
32:10. The Lord bringeth to nought the counsels of nations; and he
32:11. But the counsel of the Lord standeth for ever: the thoughts of
32:12. Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord: the people whom he
32:13. The Lord hath looked from heaven: he hath beheld all the sons of
32:14. From his habitation which he hath prepared, he hath looked upon
32:15. He who hath made the hearts of every one of them: who
32:16. The king is not saved by a great army: nor shall the giant be
32:17. Vain is the horse for safety: neither shall he be saved by the
32:18. Behold the eyes of the Lord are on them that fear him: and on
32:19. To deliver their souls from death; and feed them in famine.
32:20. Our soul waiteth for the Lord: for he is our helper and
32:21. For in him our heart shall rejoice: and in his holy name we have
32:22. Let thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us, as we have hooped in thee.
Psalms Chapter 33
An exhortation to the praise, and service of God.
33:1. For David, when he changed his countenance before Achimelech, who
33:2. I will belss the Lord at all times, his praise shall be always in
33:3. In the Lord shall my soul be praised: let the meek hear and
33:4. O magnify the Lord with me; and let us extol his name together.
33:5. I sought the Lord, and he heard me; and he delivered me from all
33:6. Come ye to him and be enlightened: and your faces shall not be
33:7. This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him: and saved him out of
33:8. The angel of the Lord shall encamp round about them that fear him:
33:9. O taste, and see that the Lord is sweet: blessed is the man that
33:10. Fear the Lord, all ye his saints: for there is no want to them
33:11. The rich have wanted, and have suffered hunger: but they that
33:12. Come, children, hearken to me: I will teach you the fear of the
33:13. Who is the man that desireth life: who liveth to see good days?
33:14. Keep thy tongue form evil, and thy lips from speaking guile.
33:15. Tkurn away from evil and do good: seek after peace and pursue it.
33:16. The eyes of the Lord are upon the just: and his ears unto their
33:17. But the countenance of the Lord is against them that do evil
33:18. The just cried, and the Lord heard them: and delivered them out
33:19. The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a contrite heart: and he
33:20. Many are the afflictions of the just; but out of them all will
33:21. The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a contrite heart: and he
33:22. The death of the wicked is very evil: and they that hate the just
33:23. The Lord will redeem the souls of his servants: and none of them
Psalms Chapter 34
Judica, Domine, nocentes me.
David, in the person of Christ, prayeth against his persecutors:
34:1. For David himself. Judge thou, O Lord, them that wrong me:
34:2. Take hold of arms and shield: and rise up to help me.
34:3. Bring out the sword, and shut up the way against them that
34:4. Let them be confounded and ashamed that seek after my soul. Let
34:5. Let them become as dust before the wind: and let the angel of the
34:6. Let their way become dark and slippery; and let the angel of the
34:7. For without cause they have hidden their net for me unto
34:8. Let the snae which he knoweth not come upon him: and let the net
34:9. But my soul shall rejoice in the Lord; and shall be delighted in
34:10. All my bones shall say: Lord, who is like to thee? Who deliverest
34:11. Unjust witnesses rising up have asked me things I knew not.
34:12. They repaid me evil for good: to the depriving me of my soul.
34:13. But as for me, when they were troublesome to me, I was clothed
34:14. As a neighbour and as an own brother, so did I please: as one
34:15. But they rejoiced against me, and came together: scourges were
34:16. They were separated, and repented not: they tempted me, they
34:17. Lord, when wilt thou look upon me? rescue thou my soul from their
34:18. I will give thanks to thee in a great church; I will praise thee
34:19. Let not them that are my enemies wrongfully rejoice over me: who
34:20. For they spoke indeed peaceably to me; and speaking in the anger
34:21. And they opened their mouth wide against me; they said: Well
34:22. Thou hast seen, O Lord, be not thou silent: O Lord, depart not
34:23. Arise, and be attentive to my judgment: to my cause, my God, and
34:24. Judge me, O Lord my God according to thy justice, and let them
34:25. Let them not say in their hearts: It is well, it is well, to our
34:26. Let them blush: and be ashamed to gether, who rejoice at my
34:27. Let them rejoice and be glad, who are well pleased with my
34:28. And my tongue shall meditate thy justice, thy praise all the day
Psalms Chapter 35
The malice of sinners, and the goodness of God.
35:1. Unto the end, for the servant of God, David himself.
35:2. The unjust hath said within himself, that he would sin: there is
35:3. For in his sight he hath done deceitfully, that his iniquity may
Unto hatred... That is, hateful to God.
35:4. The words of his mouth are iniquity and guile: he would not
35:5. He hath devised iniquity on his bed, he hath set himself on every
35:6. O Lord, thy mercy is in heaven, and thy truth reacheth even to the
35:7. Thy justice is as the mountains of God, thy judgments are a great
35:8. O how hast thou multiplied thy mercy, O God! But the children of
35:9. They shall be inebriated with the plenty of thy house; and thou
35:10. For with thee is the fountain of life; and in thy light we shall
35:11. Extend thy mercy to them that know thee, and thy justice to them
35:12. Let not the foot of pride come to me, and let not the hand of the
35:13. There the workers of iniquity are fallen, they are cast out, and
Psalms Chapter 36
An exhortation to despise this world; and the short prosperity of the
36:1. Be not emulous of evildoers; nor envy them that work iniquity.
36:2. For they shall shortly wither away as grass, and as the green
36:3. Trust in the Lord, and do good, and dwell in the land, and thou
36:4. Delight in the Lord, and he will give thee the requests of thy
36:5. Commit thy way to the Lord, and trust in him, and he will do it.
36:6. And he will bring forth thy justice as the light, and thy judgment
36:7. Be subject to the Lord and pray to him. Envy not the man who
36:8. Cease from anger, and leave rage; have no emulation to do evil.
36:9. For evildoers shall be cut off: but they that wait upon the Lord,
36:10. For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be: and thou
36:11. But the meek shall inherit the land, and shall delight in
36:12. The sinner shall watch the just man: and shall gnash upon him
36:13. But the Lord shall laugh at him: for he foreseeth that his day
36:14. The wicked have drawn out the sword: they have bent their bow. To
36:15. Let their sword enter into their own hearts, andlet their bow be
36:16. Better is a little to the just, than the great riches of the
36:17. For the arms of the wicked shall be broken in pieces; but the
36:18. The Lord knoweth the days of the undefiled; and their inheritance
36:19. They shall not be confounded in the evil time; and in the days of
36:20. Because the wicked shall perish. And the enemies of the Lord,
36:21. The sinner shall borrow, and not pay again; but the just sheweth
36:22. For such as bless him shall inherit the land: but such as curse
36:23. With the Lord shall the steps of a man be directed, and he shall
36:24. When he shall fall he shall not be bruised, for the Lord putteth
36:25. I have been young and now am old; and I have not seen the just
36:26. He sheweth mercy, and lendeth all the day long; and his seed
36:27. Decline from evil and do good, and dwell for ever and ever.
36:28. For the Lord loveth judgment, and will not forsake his saints:
36:29. But the just shall inherit the land, and shall dwell therein for
36:30. The mouth of the just shall meditate wisdom: and his tongue shall
36:31. The law of his God is in his heart, and his steps shall not be
36:32. The wicked watcheth the just man, and seeketh to put him to
36:33. But the Lord will not leave him in his hands; nor condemn him
36:34. Expect the Lord and keep his way: and he will exalt thee to
36:35. I have seen the wicked highly exalted, and lifted ukp like the
36:36. And I passed by, and lo, he was not: and I sought him and his
36:37. Keep innocence, and behold justice: for there are remnants for
36:38. But the unjust shall be destroyed to gether: the remnants of the
36:39. But the salvation of the just is from the Lord, and he is their
36:40. And the Lord will help them and deliver them: and he will rescue
Psalms Chapter 37
Domine, ne in furore.
A prayer of a penitent for the remission of his sins. The third
37:1. A psalm for David, for a remembrance of the sabbath.
For a remembrance... Viz., of our miseries and sins: and to be sung on
37:2. Rebuke me not, O Lord, in thy indignation; nor chastise me in thy
37:3. For thy arrows are fastened in me: and thy hand hath been strong
37:4. There is no health in my flesh, because of thy wrath: there is no
37:5. For my iniquities are gone over my head: and as a heavy burden are
37:6. My sores are putrified and corrupted, because of my foolishness.
37:7. I am bcome miserable, and am bowed down even to the end: I walked
37:8. For my loins are filled with illusions; and there isno health in
37:9. I am afflicted and humbled exceedingly: I roared with the groaning
37:10. Lord, all my desire is before thee, and my groaning is not hidden
37:11. My heart is troubled, my strength hath left me, and the light of
37:12. My friends and my neighbours have drawn near, and stood against
37:13. And they that sought my soul used violence. And they that sought
37:14. But I, as a deaf man, heard not: and as a dumb man not opening
37:15. And I became as a man that heareth not: and that hath no reproofs
37:16. For in thee, O Lord, have I hoped: thou wilt hear me, O Lord my
37:17. For I said: Lest at any time my enemies rejoice over me: and
37:18. For I am ready for scourges: and my sorrow is continually before
37:19. For I will declare my iniquity: and I will think formy sin.
37:20. But my enemies live, and are stronger than I: and they that hate
37:21. They that render evil for good, have detracted me, because I
37:22. For sake me not, O Lord my God: do not thou depart from me.
37:23. Attend unto my help, O Lord, the God of my salvation.
Psalms Chapter 38
A just man's peace and patience in his sufferings; considering the
38:1. Unto the end, for Idithun himself, a canticle of David.
38:2. I said: I will take heed to my ways: that I sin not with my
38:3. I was dumb, and was humbled, and kept silence from good things:
38:4. My heart grew hot within me: and in my meditqation a fire shall
38:5. I spoke with my tongue: O Lord, make me know my end. And what is
38:6. Behold thou hast made my days measurable and my substance is as
38:7. Surely man passeth as an image: yea, and he is disquieted in vain.
38:8. And now what is my hope? is it not the Lord? and my substance is
38:9. Deliver thou me from all my iniquities: thou hast made me a
38:10. I was dumb, and I opened not my mouth, because thou hast done it.
38:11. Remove thy scourges from me. The strength of thy hand hath made
38:12. Thou hast corrected man for iniquity. And thou hast made his soul
38:13. Hear my prayer, O Lord, and my supplication: give ear to my
38:14. O forgive me, that I may be refreshed, before I go hence, and be
Psalms Chapter 39
Christ's coming, and redeeming mankind.
39:1. Unto the end, a psalm for David himself.
39:2. With expectation I have waited for the Lord, and he was attentive
39:3. And he heard my prayers, and brought me out of the pit of misery
39:4. And he put a new canticle into my mouth, a song to our God. Many
39:5. Blessed is the man whose trust is in the name of the Lord; and who
39:6. Thou hast multiplied thy wonderful works, O Lord my God: and in
39:7. Sacrifice and oblation thou didst not desire; but thou hast
39:8. Then said I, Behold I come. In the head of the book it is written
39:9. That I should do thy will: O my God, I have desired it, and thy
39:10. I have declared thy justice in a great church, lo, I will not
39:11. I have not hid thy justice within my heart: I have declared thy
39:12. Withhold not thou, O Lord, thy tender mercies from me: thy mercy
39:13. For evils without number have surrounded me; my iniquities have
My iniquities... That is, the sins of all mankind, which I have taken
39:14. Be pleased, O Lord, to deliver me. Look down, O Lord, to help me.
39:15. Let them be confounded and ashamed together, that seek after my
39:16. Let them immediately bear their confusion, that say to me: 'T is
'T is well... The Hebrew here is an interjection of insult and derision,
39:17. Let all that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: and let such
39:18. But I am a beggar and poor: the Lord is careful for me. Thou art
Psalms Chapter 40
Beatus qui intelligit.
The happiness of him that shall believe in Christ; notwithstanding the
40:1. Unto the end, a psalm for David himself.
40:2. Blessed is he that understandeth concerning the needy and the
40:3. The Lord preserve him and give him life, and make him blessed upon
40:4. The Lord help him on his bed of sorrow: thou hast turned all his
40:5. I said: O Lord, be thou merciful to me: heal my soul, for I have
40:6. My enemies have spoken evils against me: when shall he die and his
40:7. And if he came in to see me, he spoke vain things: his heart
40:8. All my enemies whispered together against me: they devised evils
40:9. They determined against me an unjust word: shall he that sleepeth
40:10. For even the man of my peace, in whom I trusted, who ate my
40:11. But thou, O Lord, have mercy on me, and raise my up again: and I
40:12. By this I know, that thou hast had a good will for me: because my
40:13. But thou hast upheldme by reason of my innocence: and hast
40:14. Blessed be the Lord the God of Israel from eternity to eternity.
Psalms Chapter 41
The fervent desire of the just after God: hope in afflictions.
41:1. Unto the end, understanding for the sons of Core.
41:2. As the hart panteth after the fountains of water; so my soul
41:3. My soul hath thirsted after the strong living God; when shall I
41:4. My tears have been my bread day and night, whilst it is said to me
41:5. These things I remembered, and poured out my soul in me: for I
41:6. Why art thou sad, O my soul? and why dost thou trouble me? Hope in
41:7. And my God. My soul is troubled within my self: therefore will I
41:8. Deep calleth on deep, at the noise of thy flood-gates. All thy
41:9. In the daytime the Lord hath commanded hismercy; and a canticle to
41:10. I will say to God: Thou art my support. Why hast thou forgotten
41:11. Whilst my bones are broken, my enemies who troubleme have
41:12. Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why dost thou disquiet me?
Psalms Chapter 42
Judica me, Deus.
The prophet aspireth after the temple and altar of God.
42:1. A psalm for David. Judge me, O God, and distinguish my cause from
42:2. For thou art God my strrength: why hast thou cast me off? and why
42:3. Sent forth thy light and thy truth: they have conducted me, and
42:4. And I will go in to the altar of God: to God who giveth joy to my
42:5. To thee, O God my God, I will give praise upon the harp: why art
42:6. Hope in God, for I will still give pralise to him: the salvation
Psalms Chapter 43
Deus auribus nostris.
The church commemorates former favours, and present afflictions; under
43:1. Unto the end, for the sons of Core, to give understanding.
43:2. We have heard, O God, with our ears: our fathers have declared to
43:3. Thy hand destroyed the Gentiles, and thou plantedst them: thou
43:4. For they got not the possession of the land by their own sword:
43:5. Thou art thyself my king andmy God, who commandest the saving of
43:6. Through thee we will push down our enemies with the horn: and
43:7. For I will not trust in my bow: neither shall my sword save me.
43:8. But thou hast saved us from them that afflict us: and hast put
43:9. In God shall we glory all the day long: and in thy name we will
43:10. But now thou hast cast us off, and put us to shame: and thou,
43:11. Thou hast made kus turn our back to our enemies: and they that
43:12. Thou hast given us up like sheep to be eaten: thou hast scattered
43:13. Thou hast sold thy people for no price: and there was no
43:14. Thou hast made us a reproach to our neighbours, a scoff and
43:15. Thou hast made us a byword among the Gentiles: a shaking of the
43:16. All the day long my shame is before me: and the confusion of my
43:17. At the voice of him that reproacheth and detracteth me: at the
43:18. All these things have come upon us, yet we have not forgotten
43:19. And our heart hath not turned back: neither hast thou turned
43:20. For thou hast humbled us in the place of affliction: and the
43:21. If we have forgotten the name of our God, and if we have spread
43:22. Shall not God search out thesethings: for he knoweth the secrets
43:23. Arise, why sleepest thou, O Lord? arise, and cast us not off to
43:24. Why turnest thou thy face away? and forgettest our want and our
43:25. For our soul is humbled down to the dust: our belly cleaveth to
43:26. Arise, O Lord, help us and redeem us for thy name's sake.
Psalms Chapter 44
Eructavit cor meum.
The excellence of Christ's kingdom, and the endowments of his church.
44:1. Unto the end, for them that shall be changed, for the sons of
For them that shall be changed... i.e., for souls happily changed, by
44:2. My heart hath uttered a good word: I speak my works to the king:
44:3. Thou art beautiful above the sons of men: grace is poured abroad
44:4. Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O thou most mighty.
44:5. With thy comeliness and thy beauty set out, proceed prosperously,
44:6. Thy arrows are sharp: under thee shall people fall, into the
44:7. Thy throne, O God, is forever and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom
44:8. Thou hast loved justice, and hated iniquity: therefore God, thy
44:9. Myrrh and stacte and cassia perfume thy garments, from the ivory
44:10. The daughters of kings have delighted thee in thy glory. The
44:11. Hearken, O daughter, and see, and incline thy ear: and forget thy
44:12. And the king shall greatly desire thy beauty; for he is the Lord
44:13. And the daughters of Tyre with gifts, yea, all the rich among the
44:14. All the glory of the king's daughter is within in golden borders,
44:15. Clothed round about with varieties. After her shall virgins be
44:16. They shall be brought with gladness and rejoicing: they shall be
44:17. Instead of thy fathers, sons are born to thee: thou shalt make
44:18. They shall remember thy name throughout all generations.
Psalms Chapter 45
Deus noster refugium.
The church in persecution trusteth in the protection of God.
45:1. Unto the end, for the sons of Core, for the hidden.
45:2. Our God is our refuge and strength: a helper in troubles, which
45:3. Therefore we will not fear, when the earth shall be troubled; and
45:4. Their waters roared and were troubled: the mountains were troubled
45:5. The stream of the river maketh the city of God joyful: the most
45:6. God is in the midst thereof, it shall not be moved: God will help
45:7. Nations were troubled, and kingdoms were bowed down: he uttered
45:8. The Lord of armies is with us: the God of Jacob is our protector.
45:9. Come and behold ye the works of the Lord: what wonders he hath
45:10. Making wars to cease even to the end of the earth. He shall
45:11. Be still and see that I am God; I will be exalted among the
45:12. The Lord of armies is with us: the God of Jacob is our protector.
Psalms Chapter 46
Omnes gentes, plaudite.
The Gentiles are invited to praise God for the establishment of the
46:1. Unto the end, for the sons of Core.
46:2. O clap your hands, all ye nations: shout unto God with the voice
46:3. For the Lord is high, terrible: a great king over all the earth.
46:4. He hath subdued the people under jus; and the nations under our
46:5. He hath chosen for us his inheritance, the beauty of Jacob which
46:6. God is ascended with jubilee, and the Lord with the sound of
46:7. Sing praises to our God, sing ye: sing praises to our king, sing
46:8. For God is the king of all the earth: sing ye wisely.
46:9. God shall reign over the nations: God sitteth on his holy throne.
46:10. The princes of the people are gathered together, with the God of
Psalms Chapter 47
God is greatly to be praised for the establishment of his church.
47:1. A psalm of a canticle, for the sons of Core, on the second day of
47:2. Great is the Lord, and exceedingly to be praised in the city of
47:3. With the joy of the whole earth is mount Sion founded, on the
47:4. In her houses shall God be known, when he shall protect her.
47:5. For behold the kings of the earth assembled themselves: they
47:6. So they saw, and they wondered, they were troubled, they were
47:7. Trembling took hold of them. There were pains as of a woman in
47:8. With a vehement wind thou shalt break in pieces the ships of
47:9. As we have heard, so have we seen, in the city of the Lord of
47:10. We have received thy mercy, O God, in the midst of thy temple.
47:11. According to thy name, O God, so also is thy praise kunto the
47:12. Let mount Sion rejoice, and the daughters of Juda be glad;
47:13. Surround Sion, and encompass her: tell lye in her towers.
47:14. Set your hearts on her strength; and distribute her houses, that
47:15. For this is God, our God unto eternity, and for ever and ever: he
Psalms Chapter 48
Audite haec, omnes gentes.
The folly of worldlings, who live on in sin, without thinking of death
48:1. Unto the end, a psalm for the sons of Core.
48:2. Hear these things, all ye nations: give ear, all ye inhabitants of
48:3. All you that are earthborn, and you sons of men: both rich and
48:4. My mouth shall speak wisdom: and the meditation of my heart
48:5. I will incline my ear to a parable; I will open my proposition on
48:6. Why shall I fear in the evil day? the iniquity of my heel shall
The iniquity of my heel... That is, the iniquity of my steps or ways: or
48:7. They that trust in their own strength, and glory in the multitude
They that trust, etc... As much as to say, let them fear that trust in
48:8. No brother can redeem, nor shall man redeem: he shall not give to
48:9. Nor the price of the redemption of his soul: and shall labour for
And shall labour for ever, etc... This seems to be a continuation of the
48:10. And shall still live unto the end.
48:11. He shall not see destruction, when he shall see the wise dying:
He shall not see destruction, etc... Or, shall he not see destruction?
48:12. And their sepulchres shall be their houses for ever. Their
They have called, etc... That is, they have left their names on their
48:13. And man when he was in honour did not understand; he is compared
48:14. This way of theirs is a stumblingblock to them: and afterwards
They shall delight in their mouth... Notwithstanding the wretched way in
48:15. They are laid in hell like sheep: death shall feed upon them. And
In the morning... That is, in the resurrection to a new life; when the
48:16. But God will redeem my soul from the hand of hell, when he shall
48:17. Be not thou afraid, when a man shall be made rick, and when the
48:18. For when he shall die he shall take nothing away; nor shall his
48:19. For in his lifetime his soul will be blessed: and he will praise
48:20. He shall g in to the gneerations of his fathers: and he shall
48:21. Man when he was in honour did not understand: he hath been
Psalms Chapter 49
The coming of Christ: who prefers virtue and inward purity before the
49:1. A psalm for Asaph. The God of gods, the Lord hath spoken: and he
49:2. Out of Sion the loveliness of his beauty.
49:3. God shall come manifestly: our God shall come, and shall not keep
49:4. He shall call heraven from above, and the earth, to judge his
49:5. Gather ye together his saints to him: who set his covenant before
49:6. And the heavens shall declare his justice: for God is judge.
49:7. Hear, O my people, and I will speak: O Israel, and I will testify
49:8. I will not reprove thee for thy sacrifices: and thy burnt
49:9. I will not take calves out of thy house: nor he goats out of thy
49:10. For all the beasts of the woods are mine: the cattle on the
49:11. I know all the fowls of the air: and with me is the beauty of the
49:12. If I should be hungry, I would not tell thee: for the world is
49:13. Shall I eat the flesh of bullocks? or shall I drink the blood of
49:14. Offer to God the sacrifice of praise: and pay thy vows to the
49:15. And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and
49:16. But to the sinner God hath said: Why dost thou declare my
49:17. Seeing thou hast hated discipline: and hast cast my words behind
49:18. If thou didst see a thief thou didst run with him: and with
49:19. Thy mouth hath abounded with evil, and thy tongue framed deceits.
49:20. Sitting thou didst speak against thy brother, and didst lay a
49:21. These things hast thou done, and I was silent. Thou thoughtest
49:22. Understand these things, you that forget God; lest he snatch you
49:23. The sacrifice of praise shall glorify me: and there is the way by
Psalms Chapter 50
The repentance and confession of David after his sin. The fourth
50:1. Unto the end, a psalm of David,
50:2. When Nathan the prophet came to him, after he had sinned with
50:3. Have mercy on me, O God, according to thy great mercy. And
50:4. Wash me yet more from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.
50:5. For I know my iniquity, and my sin is always before me.
50:6. To thee only have I sinned, and have done evil befoer thee: that
50:7. For behold I was conceived in iniquities; and in sins did my
50:8. For behold thou hast loved truth: the uncertain and hidden things
50:9. Thou shalt sprinkle me with hyssop, and I shall be cleansed: thou
50:10. To my hearing thou shalt give joy and gladness: and the bones
50:11. Tukrn away thy face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities.
50:12. Create a clean heart in me, O God: and renew a right spirit
50:13. Cast me not away from thy face; and take not thy holy spirit from
50:14. Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation, and strengthen me with
50:15. I will teach the unjust thy ways: and the wicked shall be
50:16. Deliver me from blood, O God, thou God of my salvation: and my
50:17. O Lord, thou wilt open my lips: and my mouth shall declare thy
50:18. For if thou hadst desired sacrifice, I would indeed have given
50:19. A sacrifice to God is an afflicted spirit: a contrite and humbled
50:20. Deal favourably, O Lord, in thy good will with Sion; that the
50:21. Then shalt thou accept the sacrifice of justice, oblations and
Psalms Chapter 51
David condemneth the wickedness of Doeg, and foretelleth his
51:1. Unto the end, understanding for David,
51:2. When Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul: David went to the house
51:3. Why dost thou glory in malice, thou that art mighty in iniquity?
51:4. All the day long thy tongue hath devised injustice: as a sharp
51:5. Thou hast loved malice more than goodness: and iniquity rather
51:6. Thou hast loved all the words of ruin, O deceitful tongue.
51:7. Therefore will God destroy thee for ever: he will pluck thee out,
51:8. The just shall see and fear, and shall laugh at him, and say:
51:9. Behold the man that made not God his helper: But trusted in the
51:10. But I, as a fruitful olive tree in the house of God, have hoped
51:11. I will praise thee for ever, because thou hast done it: and I
Psalms Chapter 52
The general corruption of man before the coming of Christ.
52:1. Unto the end, for Maeleth, understandings to David. The fool said
Maeleth... Or Machalath. A musical instrument, or a chorus of musicians,
52:2. They are corrupted, and become abominable in iniquities: there is
52:3. God looked down from heaven on the children of men: to see if
52:4. All have gone aside, they are become unprofitable toegther, there
52:5. Shall not all the workers of iniquity know, who eat up my people
52:6. They have not called upon God: there have they trembled for fear,
God hath scattered the bones, etc... That is, God has brought to nothing
52:7. Who will give out of Sion the salvation of Israel? when God shall
Psalms Chapter 53
Deus, in nomine tuo.
A prayer for help in destress.
53:1. Unto the end, in verses, understanding for David.
53:2. When the en of Ziph had come and said to Saul: Is not David hidden
53:3. Save me, O God, by thy name, and judge me in thy strength.
53:4. O God, hear my lprayer: give ear to the words of my mouth.
53:5. For strangers have rrisen up against me; and the mighty have
53:6. For behold God is my helper: and the Lord is the protector of my
53:7. Turn back the evils upon my enemies; and cut them off in thy
53:8. I will freely sacrifice to thee, and will give praise, O God, to
53:9. For thou hast delivered me out of all trouble: and my eye hath
Psalms Chapter 54
A prayer of a just man under persecution from the wicked. It agrees to
54:1. Unto the end, in verses, understanding for David.
54:2. Hear, O God, my prayer, and despise not lmy supplication:
54:3. Be attentive to me and hear me. I am grieved in my exercise; and
54:4. At the voice of the enemy, and at the tribulation of the sinner.
54:5. My heart is troubled within me: and the fear of death is fallen
54:6. Fear and trembling are come upon me: and darkness hath covered me.
54:7. And I said: Who will give me wings like a dove, and I will fly and
54:8. Lo, I have gone far off flying away; and I abode in the
54:9. I waited for him that hath saved me from pusillanimity of spirit,
54:10. Cast down, O Lord, and divide their tongues; for I have seen
54:11. Day and night shall iniquity surround it upon its walls: and in
54:12. And injustice. And usury and deceit have not departed from its
54:13. For if my enemy had reviled me, I would verily have borne with
54:14. But thou a man of one mind, my guide, and my familiar,
54:15. Who didst take sweetmeats together with me: in the house of God
54:16. Let death come upon them, and let them go down alive into hell.
Let death, etc... This, and such like imprecations which occur in the
54:17. But I have cried to God: and the Lord will save me.
54:18. Evening and morning, and at noon I will speak and declare: and he
54:19. He shall redeem my soul in peace from them that draw near to me:
Among many, etc... That is, they that drew near to attack me were many
54:20. God shall hear, and the Eternal shall humble them. For there is
54:21. He hath stretched forth his hand to repay. They have defiled his
54:22. They are divided by the wrath of his countenance, and his heart
They are divided, etc... Dispersed, scattered, and brought to nothing,
54:23. Cast thy care upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee: he shall
54:24. But thou, O God, shalt bring them down into the pit of
Psalms Chapter 55
Miserere mei, Deus.
A prayer of David in danger and distress.
55:1. Unto the end, for a people that is removed at a distance form the
55:2. Have mercy on me, O God, for man hath trodden me under foot; all
55:3. My enemies have trodden on me all the day long; for they are many
55:4. From the height of the day I shall fear: but I will trust in thee.
The height of the day... That is, even at noonday, when the sun is the
55:5. In God I will praise my words, in God I have put my trust: I will
My words... The words or promises God has made in my favour.
55:6. All the day long they detested my words: all their thoughts were
55:7. They will dwell and hide themselves: they will watch my heel. As
55:8. For nothing shalt thou save them: in thy anger thou shalt break
For nothing shalt thou save them... That is, since they lie in wait to
55:9. I have declared to thee my life: thou hast set me tears in thy
55:10. Then shall my enemies be turned back. In what day soever I shall
55:11. In God will I praise the word, in the Lord will I praise his
55:12. In me, O God, are vows to thee, which I will lpay, praises to
55:13. Because thou hast delivered my soul from death, my feet from
Psalms Chapter 56
Miserere mei, Deus. The prophet prays in his affliction, and praises God
56:1. Unto the end, destroy not, for David, for an inscription of a
Destroy not... Suffer me not to be destroyed.
56:2. Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy on me: for my soul trusteth in
56:3. I will cry to God the most high; to God who hath done good to me.
56:4. He hath sent from heaven and delivered me: he hath made them a
56:5. And he hath delivered my soul from the midst of the young lions. I
56:6. Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens, and thy glory above all
56:7. They prepared a snare for my feet; and they bowed down my soul.
56:8. My heart is ready, O God, my heart is ready: I will sing, and
56:9. Arise, O my glory, arise psaltery and harp: I will arise early.
56:10. I will give praise to thee, O Lord, among the people: I will sing
56:11. For thy mercy is magnified even to the heavens: and thy truth
56:12. Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens: and thy glory above
Psalms Chapter 57
Si vere utique.
David reproveth the wicked, and foretelleth their punishment.
57:1. Unto the end, destroy not, for David, for an inscription of a
57:2. If in very deed ye speak justice: judge right things, ye sons of
57:3. For in your heart you work iniquity: your hands forge injustice in
57:4. The wicked are alienated from the womb; they have gone astray from
57:5. Their madness is according to the likeness of a serpent: like the
57:6. Which will not hear the voice of the charmers; nor of the wizard
57:7. God shall break in pieces their teeth in their mouth: the Lord
57:8. They shall come to nothing, like water running down; he hath bent
57:9. Like wax that melteth they shall be taken away: fire hath fallen
57:10. Before your thorns could know the brier; he swalloweth them up,
Before your thorns, etc... That is, before your thorns grow up, so as to
57:11. The just shall rejoice when he shall see the revenge: he shall
Shall wash his hands, etc... Shall applaud the justice of God, and take
57:12. And man shall say: If indeed there be fruit to the just: there is
Psalms Chapter 58
A prayer to be delivered from the wicked, with confidence in God's help
58:1. Unto the end, destroy not, for David for an inscription of a
58:2. Deliver me from my enemies, O my God; and defend me from them that
58:3. Deliver me from them that work iniquity, and save me from bloody
58:4. For behold they have caught my soul: the mighty have rushed in
58:5. Neither is it my iniquity, nor my sin, O Lord: without iniquity
58:6. Rise up thou to meet me, and behold: even thou, O Lord, the God of
58:7. They shall return at everning, and shall suffer hunger like dogs:
58:8. Behold they shall speak with their mouth, and a sword is in their
58:9. But thou, O Lord, shalt laugh at them: thou shalt bring all the
58:10. I will keep my strength to thee: for thou art my protector:
58:11. My God, his mercy shall prevent me.
58:12. God shall let me see over my enemies: slay them not, lest at any
58:13. For the sin of their mouth, and the word of their lips: and let
58:14. When they are consumed: when they are consumed by thy wrath, and
58:15. They shall return at evening and shall suffer hunger like dogs:
58:16. They shall be scattered abroad to eat, and shall murmur if they
58:17. But I will sing thy strength: and will extol thy mercy in the
58:18. Unto thee, O my helper, will I sing, for thou art God my defence:
Psalms Chapter 59
Deus, repulisti nos.
After many afflictions, the church of Christ shall prevail.
59:1. Unto the end, for them that shall be changed, for the inscription
59:2. When he set fire to Mesopotamia of Syria and Sobal: and Joab
59:3. O God, thou hast cast us off, and hast destroyed us; thou hast
59:4. Thou hast moved the earth, and hast troubled it: heal thou the
59:5. Thou hast shewn thy people hard things; thou hast made us drink
59:6. Thou hast given a warning to them that fear thee: that they may
59:7. Save me with thy right hand, and hear me.
59:8. God hath spoken in his holy place: I will rejoice, and I will
59:9. Galaad is mine, and Manasses is mine: and Ephraim is the strength
59:10. Moab is the pot of my hope. Into Edom will I stretch out my shoe:
The pot of my hope... Or my watering pot. That is, a vessel for meaner
59:11. Who will bring me into the strong city? who will lead me into
59:12. Wilt not thou, O God, who hast cast us off? and wilt not thou, O
59:13. Give us help from trouble: for vain is the salvation of man.
59:14. Through God we shall do mightily: and he shall bring to nothing
Psalms Chapter 60
A prayer for the coming of the kingdom of Christ, which shall have no
60:1. Unto the end, in hymns, for David.
60:2. Hear, O God, my supplication: be attentive to my prayer.
60:3. To thee have I cried from the ends of the earth: when my heart was
60:4. For thou hast been my hope; a tower of strength against the face
60:5. In thy tabernacle I shall dwell for ever: I shall be protected
60:6. For thou, my God, hast heard my prayer: thou hast given an
60:7. Thou wilt add days to the days of the king: his years even to
60:8. He abideth for ever in the sight of God: his mercy and truth who
60:9. So will I sing a psalm to thy name for ever and ever: that I may
Psalms Chapter 61
The prophet encourageth himself and all others to trust in God, and
61:1. Unto the end, for Idithun, a psalm of David.
61:2. Shall not my soul be subject to God? for from him is my salvation.
61:3. For he is my God and my saviour: he is my protector, I shall be
61:4. How long do you rush in upon a man? you all kill, as if you were
61:5. But they have thought to cast away my price; I ran in thirst: they
61:6. But be thou, O my soul, subject to God: for from him is my
61:7. For he is my God and my saviour: he is my helper, I shall not be
61:8. In God is my salvation and my glory: he is the God of my help, and
61:9. Trust in him, all ye congregation of people: pour out your hearts
61:10. But vain are the sons of men, the sons of men are liars in the
Are liars in the balances, etc... They are so vain and light, that if
61:11. Trust not in iniquity, and cover not robberies: if riches abound,
61:12. God hath spoken once, these two things have I heard, that power
61:13. And mercy to thee, O Lord; for thou wilt render to every man
Psalms Chapter 62
Deus Deus meus, ad te.
The prophet aspireth after God.
62:1. A psalm of David while he was in the desert of Edom.
62:2. O God, my God, to thee do I watch at break of day. For thee my
62:3. In a desert land, and where there is no way, and no water: so in
62:4. For thy mercy is better than lives: thee my lips will praise.
62:5. Thus will I bless thee all my life long: and in thy name I will
62:6. Let my soul be filled as with marrow and fatness: and my mouth
62:7. If I have remembered thee upon my bed, I will meditate on thee in
62:8. Because thou hast been my helper. And I will rejoice under the
62:9. My soul hath stuck close to thee: thy right hand hath received me.
62:10. But they have fought my soul in vain, they shall go into the
62:11. They shall be delivered into the hands of the sword, they shall
62:12. But the king shall rejoice in God, all they shall be praised that
Psalms Chapter 63
Exaudi Deus orationem.
A prayer in affliction, with confidence in God that he will bring to
63:1. Unto the end, a psalm for David.
63:2. Hear O God, my prayer, when I make supplication to thee: deliver
63:3. Thou hast protected me from the assembly of the malignant; from
63:4. For they have whetted their tongues like a sword; they have bent
63:5. To shoot in secret the undefiled.
63:6. They will shoot at him on a sudden, and will not fear: they are
63:7. They have searched after iniquities: they have failed in their
A deep heart... That is, crafty, subtle, deep projects and designs;
63:8. And God shall be exalted. The arrows of children are their wounds:
The arrows of children are their wounds... That is, the wounds, stripes,
63:9. And their tongues against them are made weak. All that saw them
63:10. And every man was afraid. And they declared the works of God, and
63:11. The just shall rejoice in the Lord, and shall hope in him: and
Psalms Chapter 64
God is to be praised in his church, to which all nations shall be
64:1. To the end, a psalm of David. The canticle of Jeremias and
Of the captivity... That is, the people of the captivity of Babylon.
64:2. A hymn, O God, becometh thee in Sion: and a vow shall be paid to
64:3. O hear my prayer: all flesh shall come to thee.
64:4. The words of the wicked have prevailed over us: and thou wilt
64:5. Blessed is he whom thou hast chosen and taken to thee: he shall
64:6. Wonderful in justice. Hear us, O God our saviour, who art the hope
64:7. Thou who preparest the mountains by thy strength, being girded
64:8. Who troublest the depth of the sea, the noise of its waves. The
64:9. And they that dwell in the uttermost borders shall be afraid at
64:10. Thou hast visited the earth, and hast plentifully watered it;
64:11. Fill up plentifully the streams thereof, multiply its fruits; it
64:12. Thou shalt bless the crown of the year of thy goodness: and thy
64:13. The beautiful places of the wilderness shall grow fat: and the
64:14. The rams of the flock are clothed, and the vales shall abound
Psalms Chapter 65
An invitation to praise God.
65:1. Unto the end, a canticle of a psalm of the resurrection. Shout
65:2. Sing ye a psalm to his name; give glory to his praise.
65:3. Say unto God, How terrible are thy works, O Lord! in the multitude
65:4. Let all the earth adore thee, and sing to thee: let it sing a
65:5. Come and see the works of God; who is terrible in his counsels
65:6. Who turneth the sea into dry land, in the river they shall pass on
65:7. Who by his power ruleth for ever: his eyes behold the nations; let
65:8. O bless our God, ye Gentiles: and make the voice of his praise to
65:9. Who hath set my soul to live: and hath not suffered my feet to be
65:10. For thou, O God, hast proved us: thou hast tried us by fire, as
65:11. Thou hast brought us into a net, thou hast laid afflictions on
65:12. Thou hast set men over our heads. We have passed through fire and
65:13. I will go into thy house with burnt offerings: I will pay thee my
65:14. Which my lips have uttered, And my mouth hath spoken, when I was
65:15. I will offer up to thee holocausts full of marrow, with burnt
65:16. Come and hear, all ye that fear God, and I will tell you what
65:17. I cried to him with my mouth: and I extolled him with my tongue.
65:18. If I have looked at iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear
65:19. Therefore hath God heard me, and hath attended to the voice of my
65:20. Blessed be God, who hath not turned away my prayer, nor his mercy
Psalms Chapter 66
A prayer for the propagation of the church.
66:1. Unto the end, in hymns, a psalm of a canticle for David.
66:2. May God have mercy on us, and bless us: may he cause the light of
66:3. That we may know thy way upon earth: thy salvation in all nations.
66:4. Let people confess to thee, O God: let all people give praise to
66:5. Let the nations be glad and rejoice: for thou judgest the people
66:6. Let the people, O God, confess to thee: let all the people give
66:7. The earth hath yielded her fruit. May God, our God bless us,
66:8. May God bless us: and all the ends of the earth fear him.
Psalms Chapter 67
The glorious establishment of the church of the New Testament,
67:1. Unto the end, a psalm of a canticle for David himself.
67:2. Let God arise, and let his enemies be scattered: and let them that
67:3. As smoke vanisheth, so let them vanish away: as wax melteth before
67:4. And let the just feast, and rejoice before God: and be delighted
67:5. Sing ye to God, sing a psalm to his name, make a way for him who
Who ascendeth upon the west... Super occasum. St. Gregory understands it
67:6. Who is the father of orphans, and the judge of widows. God in his
67:7. God who maketh men of one manner to dwell in a house: Who bringeth
Of one manner... That is, agreeing in faith, unanimous in love, and
67:8. O God, when thou didst go forth in the sight of thy people, when
67:9. The earth was moved, and the heavens dropped at the presence of
67:10. Thou shalt set aside for thy inheritance a free rain, O God: and
A free rain... the manna, which rained plentifully from heaven, in
67:11. In it shall thy animals dwell; in thy sweetness, O God, thou hast
In it, etc... That is, in this church, which is thy fold and thy
67:12. The Lord shall give the word to them that preach good tidings
To them that preach good tidings... Evangelizantibus. That is, to the
67:13. The king of powers is of the beloved, of the beloved; and the
The king of powers... That is, the mighty King, the Lord of hosts, is of
67:14. If you sleep among the midst of lots, you shall be as the wings
If you sleep among the midst of lots (intermedios cleros, etc.)... Viz.,
67:15. When he that is in heaven appointeth kings over her, they shall
Kings over her... That is, pastors and rulers over his church, viz., the
67:16. The mountain of God is a fat mountain. A curdled mountain, a fat
The mountain of God... The church, which, Isa. 2.2, is called The
67:17. Why suspect, ye curdled mountains? A mountain in which God is
Why suspect, ye curdled mountains?... Why do you suppose or imagine
67:18. The chariot of God is attended by ten thousands; thousands of
The chariot of God... Descending to give his law on mount Sina: as also
67:19. Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive; thou
Led captivity captive... Carrying away with thee to heaven those who
67:20. Blessed be the Lord day by day: the God of our salvation will
67:21. Our God is the God of salvation: and of the Lord, of the Lord are
The issues from death... The Lord alone is master of the issues, by
67:22. But God shall break the heads of his enemies: the hairy crown of
67:23. The Lord said: I will turn them from Basan, I will turn them into
I will turn them from Basan, etc... I will cast out my enemies from
67:24. That thy foot may be dipped in the blood of thy enemies; the
67:25. They have seen thy goings, O God, the goings of my God: of my
Thy goings... Thy ways, thy proceedings, by which thou didst formerly
67:26. Princes went before joined with singers, in the midst of young
Princes... The apostles, the first converters of nations; attended by
67:27. In the churches bless ye God the Lord, from the fountains of
From the fountains of Israel... From whom both Christ and his apostles
67:28. There is Benjamin a youth, in ecstasy of mind. The princes of
67:29. Command thy strength, O God confirm, O God, what thou hast
Command thy strength.. Give orders that thy strength may be always with
67:30. From thy temple in Jerusalem, kings shall offer presents to thee.
67:31. Rebuke the wild beasts of the reeds, the congregation of bulls
Rebuke the wild beasts of the reeds... or the wild beasts, which lie hid
67:32. Ambassadors shall come out of Egypt: Ethiopia shall soon stretch
Ambassadors shall come, etc... It is a prophecy of the conversion of the
67:33. Sing to God, ye kingdoms of the earth: sing ye to the Lord: Sing
67:34. Who mounteth above the heaven of heavens, to the east. Behold he
To the east... From mount Olivet, which is on the east side of
67:35. Give ye glory to God for Israel, his magnificence, and his power
67:36. God is wonderful in his saints: the God of Israel is he who will
Psalms Chapter 68
Salvum me fac, Deus.
Christ in his passion declareth the greatness of his sufferings, and the
68:1. Unto the end, for them that shall be changed; for David.
For them that shall be changed... A psalm for Christian converts, to
68:2. Save me, O God: for the waters are come in even unto my soul.
The waters... Of afflictions and sorrows. My soul is sorrowful even unto
68:3. I stick fast in the mire of the deep and there is no sure
68:4. I have laboured with crying; my jaws are become hoarse, my eyes
68:5. They are multiplied above the hairs of my head, who hate me
I pay that which I took not away... Christ in his passion made
68:6. O God, thou knowest my foolishness; and my offences are not hidden
My foolishness and my offences... which my enemies impute to me: or the
68:7. Let not them be ashamed for me, who look for thee, O Lord, the
68:8. Because for thy sake I have borne reproach; shame hath covered my
68:9. I am become a stranger to my brethren, and an alien to the sons of
68:10. For the zeal of thy house hath eaten me up: and the reproaches of
68:11. And I covered my soul in fasting: and it was made a reproach to
68:12. And I made haircloth my garment: and I became a byword to them.
68:13. They that sat in the gate spoke against me: and they that drank
68:14. But as for me, my prayer is to thee, O Lord; for the time of thy
68:15. Draw me out of the mire, that I may not stick fast: deliver me
68:16. Let not the tempest of water drown me, nor the deep water swallow
68:17. Hear me, O Lord, for thy mercy is kind; look upon me according to
68:18. And turn not away thy face from thy servant: for I am in trouble,
68:19. Attend to my soul, and deliver it: save me because of my enemies.
68:20. Thou knowest my reproach, and my confusion, and my shame.
68:21. In thy sight are all they that afflict me; my heart hath expected
68:22. And they gave me gall for my food, and in my thirst they gave me
68:23. Let their table become as a snare before them, and a recompense,
Let their table, etc... What here follows in the style of an
68:24. Let their eyes be darkened that they see not; and their back bend
68:25. Pour out thy indignation upon them: and let thy wrathful anger
68:26. Let their habitation be made desolate: and let there be none to
68:27. Because they have persecuted him whom thou hast smitten; and they
68:28. Add thou iniquity upon their iniquity: and let them not come into
68:29. Let them be blotted out of the book of the living; and with the
68:30. But I am poor and sorrowful: thy salvation, O God, hath set me
68:31. I will praise the name of God with a canticle: and I will magnify
68:32. And it shall please God better than a young calf, that bringeth
68:33. Let the poor see and rejoice: seek ye God, and your soul shall
68:34. For the Lord hath heard the poor: and hath not despised his
68:35. Let the heavens and the earth praise him; the sea, and every
68:36. For God will save Sion, and the cities of Juda shall be built up.
Sion... The catholic church. The cities of Juda, etc., her places of
68:37. And the seed of his servants shall possess it; and they that love
Psalms Chapter 69
Deus in adjutorium.
A prayer in persecution.
69:1. Unto the end, a psalm for David, to bring to remembrance that the
69:2. O God, come to my assistance; O Lord, make haste to help me.
69:3. Let them be confounded and ashamed that seek my soul:
69:4. Let them be turned backward, and blush for shame that desire evils
'T is well, 't is well... Euge, euge. St. Jerome renders it, vah, vah!
69:5. Let all that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee; and let such
69:6. But I am needy and poor; O God, help me. Thou art my helper and my
Psalms Chapter 70
In te, Domine.
A prayer for perseverance.
70:1. A psalm for David. Of the sons of Jonadab, and the former
Of the sons of Jonadab... The Rechabites, of whom see Jer. 35. By this
70:2. Deliver me in thy justice, and rescue me. Incline thy ear unto me,
70:3. Be thou unto me a God, a protector, and a place of strength: that
70:4. Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the sinner, and out of
70:5. For thou art my patience, O Lord: my hope, O Lord, from my youth.
70:6. By thee have I been confirmed from the womb: from my mother's womb
70:7. I am become unto many as a wonder, but thou art a strong helper.
70:8. Let my mouth be filled with praise, that I may sing thy glory; thy
70:9. Cast me not off in the time of old age: when my strength shall
70:10. For my enemies have spoken against me; and they that watched my
70:11. Saying: God hath forsaken him: pursue and take him, for there is
70:12. O God, be not thou far from me: O my God, make haste to my help.
70:13. Let them be confounded and come to nothing that detract my soul;
70:14. But I will always hope; and will add to all thy praise.
70:15. My mouth shall shew forth thy justice; thy salvation all the day
Learning... As much as to say, I build not upon human learning, but only
70:16. I will enter into the powers of the Lord: O Lord, I will be
70:17. Thou hast taught me, O God, from my youth: and till now I will
70:18. And unto old age and grey hairs: O God, forsake me not, Until I
70:19. And thy justice, O God, even to the highest great things thou
70:20. How great troubles hast thou shewn me, many and grievous: and
70:21. Thou hast multiplied thy magnificence; and turning to me thou
70:22. For I will also confess to thee thy truth with the instruments of
70:23. My lips shall greatly rejoice, when I shall sing to thee; and my
70:24. Yea and my tongue shall meditate on thy justice all the day; when
Psalms Chapter 71
Deus, judicium tuum.
A prophecy of the coming of Christ, and of his kingdom: prefigured by
71:1. A psalm on Solomon.
71:2. Give to the king thy judgment, O God, and to the king's son thy
71:3. Let the mountains receive peace for the people: and the hills
71:4. He shall judge the poor of the people, and he shall save the
71:5. And he shall continue with the sun and before the moon, throughout
71:6. He shall come down like rain upon the fleece; and as showers
71:7. In his days shall justice spring up, and abundance of peace, till
71:8. And he shall rule from sea to sea, and from the river unto the
71:9. Before him the Ethiopians shall fall down: and his enemies shall
71:10. The kings of Tharsis and the islands shall offer presents: the
71:11. And all kings of the earth shall adore him: all nations shall
71:12. For he shall deliver the poor from the mighty: and the needy that
71:13. He shall spare the poor and needy: and he shall save the souls of
71:14. He shall redeem their souls from usuries and iniquity: and their
71:15. And he shall live, and to him shall be given of the gold of
71:16. And there shall be a firmament on the earth on the tops of
A firmament on the earth, etc... This may be understood of the church of
71:17. Let his name be blessed for evermore: his name continueth before
71:18. Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, who alone doth wonderful
71:19. And blessed be the name of his majesty for ever: and the whole
71:20. The praises of David, the son of Jesse, are ended.
Are ended... By this it appears that this psalm, though placed here, was
Psalms Chapter 72
Quam bonus Israel Deus.
The temptation of the weak, upon seeing the prosperity of the wicked, is
72:1. A psalm for Asaph. How good is God to Israel, to them that are of
72:2. But my feet were almost moved; my steps had well nigh slipped.
72:3. Because I had a zeal on occasion of the wicked, seeing the
72:4. For there is no regard to their death, nor is there strength in
72:5. They are not in the labour of men: neither shall they be scourged
72:6. Therefore pride hath held them fast: they are covered with their
72:7. Their iniquity hath come forth, as it were from fatness: they have
Fatness... Abundance and temporal prosperity, which hath encouraged them
72:8. They have thought and spoken wickedness: they have spoken iniquity
72:9. They have set their mouth against heaven: and their tongue hath
72:10. Therefore will my people return here and full days shall be found
Return here... or hither. The weak among the servants of God, will be
72:11. And they said: How doth God know? and is there knowledge in the
72:12. Behold these are sinners; and yet, abounding in the world they
72:13. And I said: Then have I in vain justified my heart, and washed my
72:14. And I have been scourged all the day; and my chastisement hath
72:15. If I said: I will speak thus; behold I should condemn the
If I said, etc... That is, if I should indulge such thoughts as these.
72:16. I studied that I might know this thing, it is a labour in my
72:17. Until I go into the sanctuary of God, and understand concerning
72:18. But indeed for deceits thou hast put it to them: when they were
Thou hast put it to them... In punishment of their deceits, or for
72:19. How are they brought to desolation? they have suddenly ceased to
72:20. As the dream of them that awake, O Lord; so in thy city thou
72:21. For my heart hath been inflamed, and my reins have been changed:
72:22. And I am brought to nothing, and I knew not.
72:23. I am become as a beast before thee: and I am always with thee.
72:24. Thou hast held me by my right hand; and by thy will thou hast
72:25. For what have I in heaven? and besides thee what do I desire upon
72:26. For thee my flesh and my heart hath fainted away: thou art the
72:27. For behold they that go far from thee shall perish: thou hast
72:28. But it is good for me to adhere to my God, to put my hope in the
Psalms Chapter 73
Ut quid, Deus.
A prayer of the church under grievous persecutions.
73:1. Understanding for Asaph. O God, why hast thou cast us off unto the
73:2. Remember thy congregation, which thou hast possessed from the
73:3. Lift up thy hands against their pride unto the end; see what
73:4. And they that hate thee have made their boasts, in the midst of
Their ensigns, etc... They have fixed their colours for signs and
73:5. And they knew not both in the going out and on the highest top. As
73:6. They have cut down at once the gates thereof, with axe and hatchet
73:7. They have set fire to thy sanctuary: they have defiled the
73:8. They said in their heart, the whole kindred of them together: Let
73:9. Our signs we have not seen, there is now no prophet: and he will
73:10. How long, O God, shall the enemy reproach: is the adversary to
73:11. Why dost thou turn away thy hand: and thy right hand out of the
73:12. But God is our king before ages: he hath wrought salvation in the
73:13. Thou by thy strength didst make the sea firm: thou didst crush
The sea firm... By making the waters of the Red Sea stand like firm
73:14. Thou hast broken the heads of the dragon: thou hast given him to
73:15. Thou hast broken up the fountains and the torrents: thou hast
Ethan rivers... That is, rivers which run with strong streams. This was
73:16. Thine is the day, and thine is the night: thou hast made the
73:17. Thou hast made all the borders of the earth: the summer and the
73:18. Remember this, the enemy hath reproached the Lord: and a foolish
73:19. Deliver not up to beasts the souls that confess to thee: and
73:20. Have regard to thy covenant: for they that are the obscure of the
The obscure of the earth... Mean and ignoble wretches have been filled,
73:21. Let not the humble be turned away with confusion: the poor and
73:22. Arise, O God, judge thy own cause: remember thy reproaches with
73:23. Forget not the voices of thy enemies: the pride of them that hate
Psalms Chapter 74
There is a just judgment to come: therefore let the wicked take care.
74:1. Unto the end, corrupt not, a psalm of a canticle for Asaph.
Corrupt not... It is believed to have been the beginning of some ode or
74:2. We will praise thee, O God: we will praise, and we will call upon
74:3. When I shall take a time, I will judge justices.
When I shall take a time... In proper times: particularly at the last
74:4. The earth is melted, and all that dwell therein: I have
74:5. I said to the wicked: Do not act wickedly: and to the sinners:
74:6. Lift not up your horn on high: speak not iniquity against God.
74:7. For neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the desert
74:8. For God is the judge. One he putteth down, and another he lifteth
74:9. For in the hand of the Lord there is a cup of strong wine full of
74:10. But I will declare for ever: I will sing to the God of Jacob.
74:11. And I will break all the horns of sinners: but the horns of the
Psalms Chapter 75
Notus in Judaea.
God is known in his church: and exerts his power in protecting it. It
75:1. Unto the end, in praises, a psalm for Asaph: a canticle to the
75:2. In Judea God is known: his name is great in Israel.
75:3. And his place is in peace: and his abode in Sion:
75:4. There hath he broken the powers of bows, the shield, the sword,
75:5. Thou enlightenest wonderfully from the everlasting hills.
75:6. All the foolish of heart were troubled. They have slept their
75:7. At thy rebuke, O God of Jacob, they have all slumbered that
75:8. Thou art terrible, and who shall resist thee? from that time thy
From that time, etc... From the time that thy wrath shall break out.
75:9. Thou hast caused judgment to be heard from heaven: the earth
75:10. When God arose in judgment, to save all the meek of the earth.
75:11. For the thought of man shall give praise to thee: and the
75:12. Vow ye, and pay to the Lord your God: all you that are round
75:13. Even to him who taketh away the spirit of princes: to the
Psalms Chapter 76
The faithful have recourse to God in trouble of mind, with confidence in
76:1. Unto the end, for Idithun, a psalm of Asaph.
76:2. I cried to the Lord with my voice; to God with my voice, and he
76:3. In the days of my trouble I sought God, with my hands lifted up to
76:4. I remembered God, and was delighted, and was exercised, and my
76:5. My eyes prevented the watches: I was troubled, and I spoke not.
76:6. I thought upon the days of old: and I had in my mind the eternal
76:7. And I meditated in the night with my own heart: and I was
76:8. Will God then cast off for ever? or will he never be more
76:9. Or will he cut off his mercy for ever, from generation to
76:10. Or will God forget to shew mercy? or will he in his anger shut up
76:11. And I said, Now have I begun: this is the change of the right
76:12. I remembered the works of the Lord: for I will be mindful of thy
76:13. And I will meditate on all thy works: and will be employed in thy
76:14. Thy way, O God, is in the holy place: who is the great God like
76:15. Thou art the God that dost wonders. Thou hast made thy power
76:16. With thy arm thou hast redeemed thy people the children of Jacob
76:17. The waters saw thee, O God, the waters saw thee: and they were
76:18. Great was the noise of the waters: the clouds sent out a sound.
76:19. The voice of thy thunder in a wheel. Thy lightnings enlightened
76:20. Thy way is in the sea, and thy paths in many waters: and thy
76:21. Thou hast conducted thy people like sheep, by the hand of Moses
Psalms Chapter 77
God's great benefits to the people of Israel, notwithstanding their
77:1. Understanding for Asaph. Attend, O my people, to my law: incline
77:2. I will open my mouth in parables: I will utter propositions from
Propositions... Deep and mysterious sayings. By this it appears that the
77:3. How great things have we heard and known, and our fathers have
77:4. They have not been hidden from their children, in another
77:5. And he set up a testimony in Jacob: and made a law in Israel. How
77:6. That another generation might know them. The children that should
77:7. That they may put their hope in God and may not forget the works
77:8. That they may not become like their fathers, a perverse and
77:9. The sons of Ephraim who bend and shoot with the bow: they have
77:10. They kept not the covenant of God: and in his law they would not
77:11. And they forgot his benefits, and his wonders that he had shewn
77:12. Wonderful things did he do in the sight of their fathers, in the
77:13. He divided the sea and brought them through: and he made the
77:14. And he conducted them with a cloud by day: and all the night with
77:15. He struck the rock in the wilderness: and gave them to drink, as
77:16. He brought forth water out of the rock: and made streams run down
77:17. And they added yet more sin against him: they provoked the most
77:18. And they tempted God in their hearts, by asking meat for their
77:19. And they spoke ill of God: they said: Can God furnish a table in
77:20. Because he struck the rock, and the waters gushed out, and the
77:21. Therefore the Lord heard, and was angry: and a fire was kindled
77:22. Because they believed not in God: and trusted not in his
77:23. And he had commanded the clouds from above, and had opened the
77:24. And had rained down manna upon them to eat, and had given them
77:25. Man ate the bread of angels: he sent them provisions in
77:26. He removed the south wind from heaven: and by his power brought
77:27. And he rained upon them flesh as dust: and feathered fowls like
77:28. And they fell in the midst of their camp, round about their
77:29. So they did eat, and were filled exceedingly, and he gave them
77:30. they were not defrauded of that which they craved. As yet their
77:31. And the wrath of God came upon them. And he slew the fat ones
77:32. In all these things they sinned still: and they behaved not for
77:33. And their days were consumed in vanity, and their years in haste.
77:34. When he slew them, then they sought him: and they returned, and
77:35. And they remembered that God was their helper: and the most high
77:36. And they loved him with their mouth: and with their tongue they
77:37. But their heart was not right with him: nor were they counted
77:38. But he is merciful, and will forgive their sins: and will not
77:39. And he remembered that they are flesh: a wind that goeth and
77:40. How often did they provoke him in the desert: and move him to
77:41. And they turned back and tempted God: and grieved the holy one of
77:42. They remembered not his hand, in the day that he redeemed them
77:43. How he wrought his signs in Egypt, and his wonders in the field
77:44. And he turned their rivers into blood, and their showers that
77:45. He sent amongst them divers sorts of flies, which devoured them:
77:46. And he gave up their fruits to the blast, and their labours to
77:47. And he destroyed their vineyards with hail, and their mulberry
77:48. And he gave up their cattle to the hail, and their stock to the
77:49. And he sent upon them the wrath of his indignation: indignation
77:50. He made a way for a path to his anger: he spared not their souls
77:51. And he killed all the firstborn in the land of Egypt: the
77:52. And he took away his own people as sheep: and guided them in the
77:53. And he brought them out in hope and they feared not: and the sea
77:54. And he brought them into the mountain of his sanctuary: the
77:55. And he made the tribes of Israel to dwell in their tabernacles.
77:56. Yet they tempted, and provoked the most high God: and they kept
77:57. And they turned away, and kept not the covenant: even like their
77:58. They provoked him to anger on their hills: and moved him to
77:59. God heard, and despised them, and he reduced Israel exceedingly
77:60. And he put away the tabernacle of Silo, his tabernacle where he
77:61. And he delivered their strength into captivity: and their beauty
77:62. And he shut up his people under the sword: and he despised his
77:63. Fire consumed their young men: and their maidens were not
77:64. Their priests fell by the sword: and their widows did not mourn.
77:65. And the Lord was awaked as one out of sleep, and like a mighty
77:66. And he smote his enemies on the hinder parts: he put them to an
77:67. And he rejected the tabernacle of Joseph: and chose not the tribe
77:68. But he chose the tribe of Juda, mount Sion which he loved.
77:69. And he built his sanctuary as of unicorns, in the land which he
As of unicorns... That is, firm and strong like the horn of the unicorn.
77:70. And he chose his servant David, and took him from the flocks of
77:71. To feed Jacob his servant and Israel his inheritance.
77:72. And he fed them in the innocence of his heart: and conducted them
Psalms Chapter 78
Deus, venerunt gentes.
The church in time of persecution prayeth for relief. It seems to belong
78:1. A psalm for Asaph. O God, the heathens are come into thy
78:2. They have given the dead bodies of thy servants to be meat for the
78:3. They have poured out their blood as water, round about Jerusalem
78:4. We are become a reproach to our neighbours: a scorn and derision
78:5. How long, O Lord, wilt thou be angry for ever: shall thy zeal be
78:6. Pour out thy wrath upon the nations that have not known thee: and
78:7. Because they have devoured Jacob; and have laid waste his place.
78:8. Remember not our former iniquities: let thy mercies speedily
78:9. Help us, O God, our saviour: and for the glory of thy name, O
78:10. Lest they should say among the Gentiles: Where is their God? And
78:11. Let the sighing of the prisoners come in before thee. According
78:12. And render to our neighbours sevenfold in their bosom: the
78:13. But we thy people, and the sheep of thy pasture, will give thanks
Psalms Chapter 79
Qui regis Israel.
A prayer for the church in tribulation, commemorating God's former
79:1. Unto the end, for them that shall be changed, a testimony for
79:2. Give ear, O thou that rulest Israel: thou that leadest Joseph like
79:3. Before Ephraim, Benjamin, and Manasses. Stir up thy might, and
79:4. Convert us, O God: and shew us thy face, and we shall be saved.
79:5. O Lord God of hosts, how long wilt thou be angry against the
79:6. How long wilt thou feed us with the bread of tears: and give us
79:7. Thou hast made us to be a contradiction to our neighbours: and our
79:8. O God of hosts, convert us: and shew thy face, and we shall be
79:9. Thou hast brought a vineyard out of Egypt: thou hast cast out the
79:10. Thou wast the guide of its journey in its sight: thou plantedst
79:11. The shadow of it covered the hills: and the branches thereof the
79:12. It stretched forth its branches unto the sea, and its boughs unto
79:13. Why hast thou broken down the hedge thereof, so that all they who
79:14. The boar out of the wood hath laid it waste: and a singular wild
79:15. Turn again, O God of hosts, look down from heaven, and see, and
79:16. And perfect the same which thy right hand hath planted: and upon
79:17. Things set on fire and dug down shall perish at the rebuke of thy
Things set on fire, etc... So this vineyard of thine, almost consumed
79:18. Let thy hand be upon the man of thy right hand: and upon the son
The man of thy right hand... Christ.
79:19. And we depart not from thee, thou shalt quicken us: and we will
79:20. O Lord God of hosts, convert us and shew thy face, and we shall
Psalms Chapter 80
An invitation to a solemn praising of God.
80:1. Unto the end, for the winepresses, a psalm for Asaph himself.
For the winepresses, etc... Torcularibus. It either signifies a musical
80:2. Rejoice to God our helper: sing aloud to the God of Jacob.
80:3. Take a psalm, and bring hither the timbrel: the pleasant psaltery
80:4. Blow up the trumpet on the new moon, on the noted day of your
80:5. For it is a commandment in Israel, and a judgment to the God of
80:6. He ordained it for a testimony in Joseph, when he came out of the
80:7. He removed his back from the burdens: his hands had served in
80:8. Thou calledst upon me in affliction, and I delivered thee: I heard
In the secret place of tempest... Heb., Of thunder. When thou soughtest
80:9. Hear, O my people, and I will testify to thee: O Israel, if thou
80:11. For I am the Lord thy God, who brought thee out of the land of
80:12. But my people heard not my voice: and Israel hearkened not to me.
80:13. So I let them go according to the desires of their heart: they
80:14. If my people had heard me: if Israel had walked in my ways:
80:15. I should soon have humbled their enemies, and laid my hand on
80:16. The enemies of the Lord have lied to him: and their time shall be
Their time shall be forever... Impenitent sinners shall suffer for ever.
80:17. And he fed them with the fat of wheat, and filled them with honey
Psalms Chapter 81
An exhortation to judges and men in power.
81:1. A psalm for Asaph. God hath stood in the congregation of gods: and
81:2. How long will you judge unjustly: and accept the persons of the
81:3. Judge for the needy and fatherless: do justice to the humble and
81:4. Rescue the poor; and deliver the needy out of the hand of the
81:5. They have not known nor understood: they walk on in darkness: all
81:6. I have said: You are gods and all of you the sons of the most
81:7. But you like men shall die: and shall fall like one of the
81:8. Arise, O God, judge thou the earth: for thou shalt inherit among
Psalms Chapter 82
Deus, quis similis.
A prayer against the enemies of God's church.
82:1. A canticle of a psalm for Asaph.
82:2. O God, who shall be like to thee? hold not thy peace, neither be
82:3. For lo, thy enemies have made a noise: and they that hate thee
82:4. They have taken a malicious counsel against thy people, and have
82:5. They have said: Come and let us destroy them, so that they be not
82:6. For they have contrived with one consent: they have made a
82:7. The tabernacle of the Edomites, and the Ishmahelites: Moab, and
82:8. Gebal, and Ammon and Amalec: the Philistines, with the inhabitants
82:9. Yea, and the Assyrian also is joined with them: they are come to
82:10. Do to them as thou didst to Madian and to Sisara: as to Jabin at
82:11. Who perished at Endor: and became as dung for the earth.
82:12. Make their princes like Oreb, and Zeb, and Zebee, and Salmana.
82:13. Who have said: Let us possess the sanctuary of God for an
82:14. O my God, make them like a wheel; and as stubble before the wind.
82:15. As fire which burneth the wood: and as a flame burning mountains:
82:16. So shalt thou pursue them with thy tempest: and shalt trouble
82:17. Fill their faces with shame; and they shall seek thy name, O
82:18. Let them be ashamed and troubled for ever and ever: and let them
82:19. And let them know that the Lord is thy name: thou alone art the
Psalms Chapter 83
The soul aspireth after heaven; rejoicing in the mean time, in being in
83:1. Unto the end, for the winepresses, a psalm for the sons of Core.
83:2. How lovely are thy tabernacles, O Lord of hosts!
83:3. my soul longeth and fainteth for the courts of the Lord. My heart
83:4. For the sparrow hath found herself a house, and the turtle a nest
83:5. Blessed are they that dwell in thy house, O Lord: they shall
83:6. Blessed is the man whose help is from thee: in his heart he hath
In his heart he hath disposed to ascend by steps, etc... Ascensiones in
83:7. In the vale of tears, in the place which he hath set.
83:8. For the lawgiver shall give a blessing, they shall go from virtue
83:9. O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer: give ear, O God of Jacob.
83:10. Behold, O God our protector: and look on the face of thy Christ.
83:11. For better is one day in thy courts above thousands. I have
83:12. For God loveth mercy and truth: the Lord will give grace and
83:13. He will not deprive of good things them that walk in innocence: O
Psalms Chapter 84
The coming of Christ, to bring peace and salvation to man.
84:1. Unto the end, for the sons of Core, a psalm.
84:2. Lord, thou hast blessed thy land: thou hast turned away the
84:3. Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of thy people: thou hast covered
84:4. Thou hast mitigated all thy anger: thou hast turned away from the
84:5. Convert us, O God our saviour: and turn off thy anger from us.
84:6. Wilt thou be angry with us for ever: or wilt thou extend thy wrath
84:7. Thou wilt turn, O God, and bring us to life: and thy people shall
84:8. Shew us, O Lord, thy mercy; and grant us thy salvation.
84:9. I will hear what the Lord God will speak in me: for he will speak
84:10. Surely his salvation is near to them that fear him: that glory
84:11. Mercy and truth have met each other: justice and peace have
84:12. Truth is sprung out of the earth: and justice hath looked down
84:13. For the Lord will give goodness: and our earth shall yield her
84:14. Justice shall walk before him: and shall set his steps in the
Psalms Chapter 85
A prayer for God's grace to assist us to the end.
85:1. A prayer for David himself. Incline thy ear, O Lord, and hear me:
85:2. Preserve my soul, for I am holy: save thy servant, O my God, that
I am holy... I am by my office and profession dedicated to thy service.
85:3. Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I have cried to thee all the day.
85:4. Give joy to the soul of thy servant, for to thee, O Lord, I have
85:5. For thou, O Lord, art sweet and mild: and plenteous in mercy to
85:6. Give ear, O Lord, to my prayer: and attend to the voice of my
85:7. I have called upon thee in the day of my trouble: because thou
85:8. There is none among the gods like unto thee, O Lord: and there is
85:9. All the nations thou hast made shall come and adore before thee, O
85:10. For thou art great and dost wonderful things: thou art God alone.
85:11. Conduct me, O Lord, in thy way, and I will walk in thy truth: let
85:12. I will praise thee, O Lord my God, with my whole heart, and I
85:13. For thy mercy is great towards me: and thou hast delivered my
85:14. O God, the wicked are risen up against me, and the assembly of
85:15. And thou, O Lord, art a God of compassion, and merciful, patient,
85:16. O look upon me, and have mercy on me: give thy command to thy
85:17. Shew me a token for good: that they who hate me may see, and be
Psalms Chapter 86
The glory of the church of Christ.
86:1. For the sons of Core, a psalm of a canticle. The foundations
The holy mountains... The apostles and prophets. Eph. 2.20.
86:2. The Lord loveth the gates of Sion above all the tabernacles of
86:3. Glorious things are said of thee, O city of God.
86:4. I will be mindful of Rahab and of Babylon knowing me. Behold the
Rahab... Egypt, etc. To this Sion, which is the church of God, many
86:5. Shall not Sion say: This man and that man is born in her? and the
Shall not Sion say, etc... The meaning is, that Sion, viz., the church,
86:6. The Lord shall tell in his writings of peoples and of princes, of
86:7. The dwelling in thee is as it were of all rejoicing.
Psalms Chapter 87
Domine, Deus salutis.
A prayer of one under grievous affliction: it agrees to Christ in his
87:1. A canticle of a psalm for the sons of Core: unto the end, for
Maheleth... A musical instrument, or chorus of musicians, to answer one
87:2. O Lord, the God of my salvation: I have cried in the day, and in
87:3. Let my prayer come in before thee: incline thy ear to my petition.
87:4. For my soul is filled with evils: and my life hath drawn nigh to
87:5. I am counted among them that go down to the pit: I am become as a
87:6. Free among the dead. Like the slain sleeping in the sepulchres,
87:7. They have laid me in the lower pit: in the dark places, and in the
87:8. Thy wrath is strong over me: and all thy waves thou hast brought
87:9. Thou hast put away my acquaintance far from me: they have set me
87:10. My eyes languished through poverty. All the day I cried to thee,
87:11. Wilt thou shew wonders to the dead? or shall physicians raise to
87:12. Shall any one in the sepulchre declare thy mercy: and thy truth
87:13. Shall thy wonders be known in the dark; and thy justice in the
87:14. But I, O Lord, have cried to thee: and in the morning my prayer
87:15. Lord, why castest thou off my prayer: why turnest thou away thy
87:16. I am poor, and in labours from my youth: and being exalted have
87:17. Thy wrath hath come upon me: and thy terrors have troubled me.
87:18. They have come round about me like water all the day: they have
87:19. Friend and neighbour thou hast put far from me: and my
Psalms Chapter 88
The perpetuity of the church of Christ, in consequence of the promise of
88:1. Of understanding, for Ethan the Ezrahite.
88:2. The mercies of the Lord I will sing for ever. I will shew forth
88:3. For thou hast said: Mercy shall be built up for ever in the
88:4. I have made a covenant with my elect: I have sworn to David my
88:5. Thy seed will I settle for ever. And I will build up thy throne
88:6. The heavens shall confess thy wonders, O Lord: and thy truth in
88:7. For who in the clouds can be compared to the Lord: or who among
88:8. God, who is glorified in the assembly of the saints: great and
88:9. O Lord God of hosts, who is like to thee? thou art mighty, O Lord,
88:10. Thou rulest the power of the sea: and appeasest the motion of the
88:11. Thou hast humbled the proud one, as one that is slain: with the
88:12. Thine are the heavens, and thine is the earth: the world and the
88:13. The north and the sea thou hast created. Thabor and Hermon shall
88:14. Thy arm is with might. Let thy hand be strengthened, and thy
88:15. Justice and judgment are the preparation of thy throne. Mercy and
88:16. Blessed is the people that knoweth jubilation. They shall walk, O
88:17. And in thy name they shall rejoice all the day, and in thy
88:18. For thou art the glory of their strength: and in thy good
88:19. For our protection is of the Lord, and of our king the holy one
88:20. Then thou spokest in a vision to thy saints, and saidst: I have
88:21. I have found David my servant: with my holy oil I have anointed
88:22. For my hand shall help him: and my arm shall strengthen him.
88:23. The enemy shall have no advantage over him: nor the son of
88:24. And I will cut down his enemies before his face; and them that
88:25. And my truth and my mercy shall be with him: and in my name shall
88:26. And I will set his hand in the sea; and his right hand in the
88:27. He shall cry out to me: Thou art my father: my God, and the
88:28. And I will make him my firstborn, high above the kings of the
88:29. I will keep my mercy for him for ever: and my covenant faithful
88:30. And I will make his seed to endure for evermore: and his throne
88:31. And if his children forsake my law, and walk not in my judgments:
88:32. If they profane my justices: and keep not my commandments:
88:33. I will visit their iniquities with a rod and their sins with
88:34. But my mercy I will not take away from him: nor will I suffer my
88:35. Neither will I profane my covenant: and the words that proceed
88:36. Once have I sworn by my holiness: I will not lie unto David:
88:37. His seed shall endure for ever.
88:38. And his throne as the sun before me: and as the moon perfect for
88:39. But thou hast rejected and despised: thou hast been angry with my
88:40. Thou hast overthrown the covenant of thy servant: thou hast
Overthrown the covenant, etc... All this seems to relate to the time of
88:41. Thou hast broken down all his hedges: thou hast made his strength
88:42. All that pass by the way have robbed him: he is become a reproach
88:43. Thou hast set up the right hand of them that oppress him: thou
88:44. Thou hast turned away the help of his sword; and hast not
88:45. Thou hast made his purification to cease: and thou hast cast his
88:46. Thou hast shortened the days of his time: thou hast covered him
88:47. How long, O Lord, turnest thou away unto the end? shall thy anger
88:48. Remember what my substance is: for hast thou made all the
88:49. Who is the man that shall live, and not see death: that shall
88:50. Lord, where are thy ancient mercies, according to what thou didst
88:51. Be mindful, O Lord, of the reproach of thy servants (which I have
88:52. Wherewith thy enemies have reproached, O Lord; wherewith they
88:53. Blessed be the Lord for evermore. So be it. So be it.
Psalms Chapter 89
A prayer for the mercy of God: recounting the shortness and miseries of
89:1. A prayer of Moses the man of God. Lord, thou hast been our refuge
89:2. Before the mountains were made, or the earth and the world was
89:3. Turn not man away to be brought low: and thou hast said: Be
Turn not man away, etc... Suffer him not quite to perish from thee,
89:4. For a thousand years in thy sight are as yesterday, which is past.
89:5. Things that are counted nothing, shall their years be.
89:6. In the morning man shall grow up like grass; in the morning he
89:7. For in thy wrath we have fainted away: and are troubled in thy
89:8. Thou hast set our iniquities before thy eyes: our life in the
89:9. For all our days are spent; and in thy wrath we have fainted away.
As a spider... As frail and weak as a spider's web; and miserable
89:10. The days of our years in them are threescore and ten years. But
Mildness is come upon us, etc... God's mildness corrects us; inasmuch as
89:11. Who knoweth the power of thy anger, and for thy fear
89:12. Can number thy wrath? So make thy right hand known: and men
89:13. Return, O Lord, how long? and be entreated in favour of thy
89:14. We are filled in the morning with thy mercy: and we have
89:15. We have rejoiced for the days in which thou hast humbled us: for
89:16. Look upon thy servants and upon their works: and direct their
89:17. And let the brightness of the Lord our God be upon us: and direct
Psalms Chapter 90
The just is secure under the protection of God.
90:1. The praise of a canticle for David. He that dwelleth in the aid of
90:2. He shall say to the Lord: Thou art my protector, and my refuge: my
90:3. For he hath delivered me from the snare of the hunters: and from
90:4. He will overshadow thee with his shoulders: and under his wings
90:5. His truth shall compass thee with a shield: thou shalt not be
90:6. Of the arrow that flieth in the day, of the business that walketh
90:7. A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right
90:8. But thou shalt consider with thy eyes: and shalt see the reward of
90:9. Because thou, O Lord, art my hope: thou hast made the most High
90:10. There shall no evil come to thee: nor shall the scourge come near
90:11. For he hath given his angels charge over thee; to keep thee in
90:12. In their hands they shall bear thee up: lest thou dash thy foot
90:13. Thou shalt walk upon the asp and the basilisk: and thou shalt
90:14. Because he hoped in me I will deliver him: I will protect him
90:15. He shall cry to me, and I will hear him: I am with him in
90:16. I will fill him with length of days; and I will shew him my
Psalms Chapter 91
Bonum est confiteri.
God is to be praised for his wondrous works.
91:1. A psalm of a canticle on the sabbath day.
91:2. It is good to give praise to the Lord: and to sing to thy name, O
91:3. To shew forth thy mercy in the morning, and thy truth in the
91:5. For thou hast given me, O Lord, a delight in thy doings: and in
91:6. O Lord, how great are thy works! thy thoughts are exceeding deep.
91:7. The senseless man shall not know: nor will the fool understand
91:8. When the wicked shall spring up as grass: and all the workers of
91:9. But thou, O Lord, art most high for evermore.
91:10. For behold thy enemies, O lord, for behold thy enemies shall
91:11. But my horn shall be exalted like that of the unicorn: and my old
91:12. My eye also hath looked down upon my enemies: and my ear shall
91:13. The just shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow up like
91:14. They that are planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in
91:15. They shall still increase in a fruitful old age: and shall be
91:16. That they may shew, That the Lord our God is righteous, and there
Psalms Chapter 92
The glory and stability of the kingdom; that is, of the church of
Praise in the way of a canticle, for David himself, on the day before
92:1. The Lord hath reigned, he is clothed with beauty: the Lord is
92:2. My throne is prepared from of old: thou art from everlasting.
92:3. The floods have lifted up, O Lord: the floods have lifted up their
92:4. With the noise of many waters. Wonderful are the surges of the
92:5. Thy testimonies are become exceedingly credible: holiness becometh
Psalms Chapter 93
God shall judge and punish the oppressors of his people.
A psalm for David himself on the fourth day of the week.
93:1. The Lord is the God to whom revenge belongeth: the God of revenge
93:2. Lift up thyself, thou that judgest the earth: render a reward to
93:3. How long shall sinners, O Lord: how long shall sinners glory?
93:4. Shall they utter, and speak iniquity: shall all speak who work
93:5. Thy people, O Lord, they have brought low: and they have afflicted
93:6. They have slain the widow and the stranger: and they have murdered
93:7. And they have said: The Lord shall not see: neither shall the God
93:8. Understand, ye senseless among the people: and, you fools, be wise
93:9. He that planted the ear, shall he not hear? or he that formed the
93:10. He that chastiseth nations, shall he not rebuke: he that teacheth
93:11. The Lord knoweth the thoughts of men, that they are vain.
93:12. Blessed is the man whom thou shalt instruct, O Lord: and shalt
93:13. That thou mayst give him rest from the evil days: till a pit be
Rest from the evil days... That thou mayst mitigate the sorrows, to
93:14. For the Lord will not cast off his people: neither will he
93:15. Until justice be turned into judgment: and they that are near it
Until justice be turned into judgment, etc... By being put in execution;
93:16. Who shall rise up for me against the evildoers? or who shall
93:17. Unless the Lord had been my helper, my soul had almost dwelt in
93:18. If I said: My foot is moved: thy mercy, O Lord, assisted me.
93:19. According to the multitude of my sorrows in my heart, thy
93:20. Doth the seat of iniquity stick to thee, who framest labour in
Doth the seat of iniquity stick to thee, etc... That is, wilt thou, O
93:21. They will hunt after the soul of the just, and will condemn
93:22. But the Lord is my refuge: and my God the help of my hope.
93:23. And he will render them their iniquity: and in their malice he
Psalms Chapter 94
An invitation to adore and serve God, and to hear his voice.
Praise of a canticle for David himself.
94:1. Come let us praise the Lord with joy: let us joyfully sing to God
94:2. Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving; and make a
94:3. For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods.
94:4. For in his hand are all the ends of the earth: and the heights of
94:5. For the sea is his, and he made it: and his hands formed the dry
94:6. Come let us adore and fall down: and weep before the Lord that
94:7. For he is the Lord our God: and we are the people of his pasture
94:8. To day if you shall hear his voice, harden not your hearts:
94:9. As in the provocation, according to the day of temptation in the
94:10. Forty years long was I offended with that generation, and I said:
94:11. And these men have not known my ways: so I swore in my wrath that
Psalms Chapter 95
An exhortation to praise God for the coming of Christ and his kingdom.
95:1. A canticle for David himself, when the house was built after the
When the house was built, etc... Alluding to that time, and then ordered
95:2. Sing ye to the Lord and bless his name: shew forth his salvation
95:3. Declare his glory among the Gentiles: his wonders among all
95:4. For the Lord is great, and exceedingly to be praised: he is to be
95:5. For all the gods of the Gentiles are devils: but the Lord made the
95:6. Praise and beauty are before him: holiness and majesty in his
95:7. Bring ye to the Lord, O ye kindreds of the Gentiles, bring ye to
95:8. Bring to the Lord glory unto his name. Bring up sacrifices, and
95:9. Adore ye the Lord in his holy court. Let all the earth be moved at
95:10. Say ye among the Gentiles, the Lord hath reigned. For he hath
95:11. Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad, let the sea
95:12. The fields and all things that are in them shall be joyful. Then
95:13. before the face of the Lord, because he cometh: because he cometh
Psalms Chapter 96
All are invited to rejoice at the glorious coming and reign of Christ.
96:1. For the same David, when his land was restored again to him. The
96:2. Clouds and darkness are round about him: justice and judgment are
Clouds and darkness... The coming of Christ in the clouds with great
96:3. A fire shall go before him, and shall burn his enemies round
96:4. His lightnings have shone forth to the world: the earth saw and
96:5. The mountains melted like wax, at the presence of the Lord: at the
96:6. The heavens declared his justice: and all people saw his glory.
96:7. Let them be all confounded that adore graven things, and that
96:8. Sion heard, and was glad. And the daughters of Juda rejoiced,
96:9. For thou art the most high Lord over all the earth: thou art
96:10. You that love the Lord, hate evil: the Lord preserveth the souls
96:11. Light is risen to the just, and joy to the right of heart.
96:12. Rejoice, ye just, in the Lord: and give praise to the remembrance
Psalms Chapter 97
All are again invited to praise the Lord, for the victories of Christ.
97:1. A psalm for David himself. Sing ye to the Lord a new canticle:
97:2. The Lord hath made known his salvation: he hath revealed his
97:3. He hath remembered his mercy and his truth toward the house of
97:4. Sing joyfully to God, all the earth; make melody, rejoice and
97:5. Sing praise to the Lord on the harp, on the harp, and with the
97:6. With long trumpets, and sound of cornet. Make a joyful noise
97:7. Let the sea be moved and the fullness thereof: the world and they
97:8. The rivers shall clap their hands, the mountains shall rejoice
97:9. At the presence of the Lord: because he cometh to judge the earth.
Psalms Chapter 98
The reign of the Lord in Sion: that is, of Christ in his church.
98:1. A psalm for David himself. The Lord hath reigned, let the people
Let the people be angry... Though many enemies rage, and the whole earth
98:2. The lord is great in Sion, and high above all people.
98:3. Let them give praise to thy great name: for it is terrible and
98:4. And the king's honour loveth judgment. Thou hast prepared
Loveth judgment... Requireth discretion.-Ibid. Directions... Most right
98:5. Exalt ye the Lord our God, and adore his footstool, for it is
Adore his footstool... The ark of the covenant was called, in the Old
98:6. Moses and Aaron among his priests: and Samuel among them that call
Moses and Aaron among his priests... By this it is evident, that Moses
98:7. He spoke to them in the pillar of the cloud. They kept his
98:8. Thou didst hear them, O Lord our God: thou wast a merciful God to
All their inventions... that is, all the enterprises of their enemies
98:9. Exalt ye the Lord our God, and adore at his holy mountain: for the
Psalms Chapter 99
All are invited to rejoice in God the creator of all.
99:1. A psalm of praise.
99:2. Sing joyfully to God, all the earth: serve ye the Lord with
99:3. Know ye that the Lord he is God: he made us, and not we ourselves.
99:4. Go ye into his gates with praise, into his courts with hymns: and
99:5. For the Lord is sweet, his mercy endureth for ever, and his truth
Psalms Chapter 100
Misericordiam et judicium.
The prophet exhorteth all by his example, to follow mercy and justice.
100:1. A psalm for David himself. Mercy and judgment I will sing to
100:2. And I will understand in the unspotted way, when thou shalt come
I will understand, etc... That is, I will apply my mind, I will do my
100:3. I will not set before my eyes any unjust thing: I hated the
100:4. The perverse heart did not cleave to me: and the malignant, that
100:5. The man that in private detracted his neighbour, him did I
100:6. My eyes were upon the faithful of the earth, to sit with me: the
100:7. He that worketh pride shall not dwell in the midst of my house:
100:8. In the morning I put to death all the wicked of the land: that I
Psalms Chapter 101
A prayer for one in affliction: the fifth penitential psalm.
101:1. The prayer of the poor man, when he was anxious, and poured out
101:2. Hear, O Lord, my prayer: and let my cry come to thee.
101:3. Turn not away thy face from me: in the day when I am in trouble,
101:4. For my days are vanished like smoke, and my bones are grown dry
101:5. I am smitten as grass, and my heart is withered: because I forgot
101:6. Through the voice of my groaning, my bone hath cleaved to my
101:7. I am become like to a pelican of the wilderness: I am like a
A pelican, etc... I am become through grief, like birds that affect
101:8. I have watched, and am become as a sparrow all alone on the
101:9. All the day long my enemies reproached me: and they that praised
101:10. For I did eat ashes like bread, and mingled my drink with
101:11. Because of thy anger and indignation: for having lifted me up
101:12. My days have declined like a shadow, and I am withered like
101:13. But thou, O Lord, endurest for ever: and thy memorial to all
101:14. Thou shalt arise and have mercy on Sion: for it is time to have
101:15. For the stones thereof have pleased thy servants: and they shall
101:16. All the Gentiles shall fear thy name, O Lord, and all the kings
101:17. For the Lord hath built up Sion: and he shall be seen in his
101:18. He hath had regard to the prayer of the humble: and he hath not
101:19. Let these things be written unto another generation: and the
101:20. Because he hath looked forth from his high sanctuary: from
101:21. That he might hear the groans of them that are in fetters: that
101:22. That they may declare the name of the Lord in Sion: and his
101:23. When the people assemble together, and kings, to serve the Lord.
101:24. He answered him in the way of his strength: Declare unto me the
He answered him in the way of his strength... That is, the people,
101:25. Call me not away in the midst of my days: thy years are unto
101:26. In the beginning, O Lord, thou foundedst the earth: and the
101:27. They shall perish but thou remainest: and all of them shall grow
101:28. But thou art always the selfsame, and thy years shall not fail.
101:29. The children of thy servants shall continue and their seed shall
Psalms Chapter 102
Thanksgiving to God for his mercies.
102:1. For David himself. Bless the Lord, O my soul: and let all that is
102:2. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and never forget all he hath done for
102:3. Who forgiveth all thy iniquities: who healeth all thy diseases.
102:4. Who redeemeth thy life from destruction: who crowneth thee with
102:5. Who satisfieth thy desire with good things: thy youth shall be
102:6. The Lord doth mercies, and judgment for all that suffer wrong.
102:7. He hath made his ways known to Moses: his wills to the children
102:8. The Lord is compassionate and merciful: longsuffering and
102:10. He hath not dealt with us according to our sins: nor rewarded us
102:11. For according to the height of the heaven above the earth: he
102:12. As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our
102:13. As a father hath compassion on his children, so hath the Lord
102:14. For he knoweth our frame. He remembereth that we are dust:
102:15. Man's days are as grass, as the flower of the field so shall he
102:16. For the spirit shall pass in him, and he shall not be: and he
102:17. But the mercy of the Lord is from eternity and unto eternity
102:18. To such as keep his covenant, And are mindful of his
102:19. The lord hath prepared his throne in heaven: and his kingdom
102:20. Bless the Lord, all ye his angels: you that are mighty in
102:21. Bless the Lord, all ye his hosts: you ministers of his that do
102:22. Bless the Lord, all his works: in every place of his dominion, O
Psalms Chapter 103
God is to be praised for his mighty works, and wonderful providence.
103:1. For David himself. Bless the Lord, O my soul: O Lord my God, thou
103:2. And art clothed with light as with a garment. Who stretchest out
103:3. Who coverest the higher rooms thereof with water. Who makest the
103:4. Who makest thy angels spirits: and thy ministers a burning fire.
103:5. Who hast founded the earth upon its own bases: it shall not be
103:6. The deep like a garment is its clothing: above the mountains
103:7. At thy rebuke they shall flee: at the voice of thy thunder they
103:8. The mountains ascend, and the plains descend into the place which
103:9. Thou hast set a bound which they shall not pass over; neither
103:10. Thou sendest forth springs in the vales: between the midst of
103:11. All the beasts of the field shall drink: the wild asses shall
103:12. Over them the birds of the air shall dwell: from the midst of
103:13. Thou waterest the hills from thy upper rooms: the earth shall be
103:14. Bringing forth grass for cattle, and herb for the service of
103:15. And that wine may cheer the heart of man. That he may make the
103:16. The trees of the field shall be filled, and the cedars of
103:17. There the sparrows shall make their nests. The highest of them
103:18. The high hills are a refuge for the harts, the rock for the
103:19. He hath made the moon for seasons: the sun knoweth his going
103:20. Thou hast appointed darkness, and it is night: in it shall all
103:21. The young lions roaring after their prey, and seeking their meat
103:22. The sun ariseth, and they are gathered together: and they shall
103:23. Man shall go forth to his work, and to his labour until the
103:24. How great are thy works, O Lord? thou hast made all things in
103:25. So is this great sea, which stretcheth wide its arms: there are
103:26. There the ships shall go. This sea dragon which thou hast formed
103:27. All expect of thee that thou give them food in season.
103:28. What thou givest to them they shall gather up: when thou openest
103:29. But if thou turnest away thy face, they shall be troubled: thou
103:30. Thou shalt send forth thy spirit, and they shall be created: and
103:31. May the glory of the Lord endure for ever: the Lord shall
103:32. He looketh upon the earth, and maketh it tremble: he troubleth
103:33. I will sing to the Lord as long as I live: I will sing praise to
103:34. Let my speech be acceptable to him: but I will take delight in
103:35. Let sinners be consumed out of the earth, and the unjust, so
Psalms Chapter 104
A thanksgiving to God for his benefits to his people Israel.
104:1. Give glory to the Lord, and call upon his name: declare his deeds
104:2. Sing to him, yea sing praises to him: relate all his wondrous
104:3. Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that
104:4. Seek ye the lord, and be strengthened: seek his face evermore.
104:5. Remember his marvellous works which he hath done; his wonders,
104:6. O ye seed of Abraham his servant; ye sons of Jacob his chosen.
104:7. He is the Lord our God: his judgments are in all the earth.
104:8. He hath remembered his covenant for ever: the word which he
104:9. Which he made to Abraham; and his oath to Isaac:
104:10. And he appointed the same to Jacob for a law, and to Israel for
104:11. Saying: To thee will I give the land of Chanaan, the lot of your
104:12. When they were but a small number: yea very few, and sojourners
104:13. And they passed from nation to nation, and from one kingdom to
104:14. He suffered no man to hurt them: and he reproved kings for their
104:15. Touch ye not my anointed: and do no evil to my prophets.
104:16. And he called a famine upon the land: and he broke in pieces all
104:17. He sent a man before them: Joseph, who was sold for a slave.
104:18. They humbled his feet in fetters: the iron pierced his soul,
104:19. Until his word came. The word of the Lord inflamed him.
104:20. The king sent, and he released him: the ruler of the people, and
104:21. He made him master of his house, and ruler of all his
104:22. That he might instruct his princes as himself, and teach his
104:23. And Israel went into Egypt: and Jacob was a sojourner in the
104:24. And he increased his people exceedingly: and strengthened them
104:25. He turned their heart to hate his people: and to deal
He turned their heart, etc... Not that God (who is never the author of
104:26. He sent Moses his servant: Aaron the man whom he had chosen.
104:27. He gave them power to shew them signs, and his wonders in the
104:28. He sent darkness, and made it obscure: and grieved not his
Grieved not his words... That is, he was not wanting to fulfil his
104:29. He turned their waters into blood, and destroyed their fish.
104:30. Their land brought forth frogs, in the inner chambers of their
104:31. He spoke, and there came divers sorts of flies and sciniphs in
Sciniphs... See the annotation, Ex.8.16.
104:32. He gave them hail for rain, a burning fire in the land.
104:33. And he destroyed their vineyards and their fig trees: and he
104:34. He spoke, and the locust came, and the bruchus, of which there
Bruchus... An insect of the locust kind.
104:35. And they devoured all the grass in their land, and consumed all
104:36. And he slew all the firstborn in their land: the firstfruits of
104:37. And he brought them out with silver and gold: and there was not
104:38. Egypt was glad when they departed: for the fear of them lay upon
104:39. He spread a cloud for their protection, and fire to give them
104:40. They asked, and the quail came: and he filled them with the
104:41. He opened the rock, and waters flowed: rivers ran down in the
104:42. Because he remembered his holy word, which he had spoken to his
104:43. And he brought forth his people with joy, and his chosen with
104:44. And he gave them the lands of the Gentiles: and they possessed
104:45. That they might observe his justifications, and seek after his
His justifications... That is, his commandments; which here, and in many
Psalms Chapter 105
A confession of the manifold sins and ingratitudes of the Israelites.
105:1. Give glory to the Lord, for he is good: for his mercy endureth
105:2. Who shall declare the powers of the Lord? who shall set forth all
105:3. Blessed are they that keep judgment, and do justice at all times.
105:4. Remember us, O Lord, in the favour of thy people: visit us with
105:5. That we may see the good of thy chosen, that we may rejoice in
105:6. We have sinned with our fathers: we have acted unjustly, we have
105:7. Our fathers understood not thy wonders in Egypt: they remembered
105:8. And he saved them for his own name's sake: that he might make his
105:9. And he rebuked the Red Sea and it was dried up: and he led them
105:10. And he saved them from the hand of them that hated them: and he
105:11. And the water covered them that afflicted them: there was not
105:12. And they believed his words: and they sang his praises.
105:13. They had quickly done, they forgot his works: and they waited
105:14. And they coveted their desire in the desert: and they tempted
105:15. And he gave them their request: and sent fulness into their
105:16. And they provoked Moses in the camp, Aaron the holy one of the
105:17. The earth opened and swallowed up Dathan: and covered the
105:18. And a fire was kindled in their congregation: the flame burned
105:19. They made also a calf in Horeb: and they adored the graven
105:20. And they changed their glory into the likeness of a calf that
105:21. They forgot God, who saved them, who had done great things in
105:22. Wondrous works in the land of Cham: terrible things in the Red
105:23. And he said that he would destroy them: had not Moses his chosen
105:24. And they set at nought the desirable land. They believed not his
105:25. And they murmured in their tents: they hearkened not to the
105:26. And he lifted up his hand over them: to overthrow them in the
105:27. And to cast down their seed among the nations, and to scatter
105:28. They also were initiated to Beelphegor: and ate the sacrifices
Initiated... That is, they dedicated, or consecrated themselves to the
105:29. And they provoked him with their inventions: and destruction was
105:30. Then Phinees stood up, and pacified him: and the slaughter
105:31. And it was reputed to him unto justice, to generation and
105:32. They provoked him also at the waters of contradiction: and Moses
105:33. Because they exasperated his spirit. And he distinguished with
He distinguished with his lips... Moses, by occasion of the people's
105:34. They did not destroy the nations of which the Lord spoke unto
105:35. And they were mingled among the heathens, and learned their
105:36. And served their idols, and it became a stumblingblock to them.
105:37. And they sacrificed their sons, and their daughters to devils.
105:38. And they shed innocent blood: the blood of their sons and of
105:39. And was defiled with their works: and they went aside after
105:40. And the Lord was exceedingly angry with his people: and he
105:41. And he delivered them into the hands of the nations: and they
105:42. And their enemies afflicted them: and they were humbled under
105:43. Many times did he deliver them. But they provoked him with their
105:44. And he saw when they were in tribulation: and he heard their
105:45. And he was mindful of his covenant: and repented according to
105:46. And he gave them unto mercies, in the sight of all those that
105:47. Save us, O Lord, our God: and gather us from among the nations:
105:48. Blessed be the Lord the God of Israel, from everlasting to
Psalms Chapter 106
All are invited to give thanks to God for his perpetual providence over
106:1. Give glory to the Lord, for he is good: for his mercy endureth
106:2. Let them say so that have been redeemed by the Lord, whom he hath
106:3. From the rising and from the setting of the sun, from the north
106:4. They wandered in a wilderness, in a place without water: they
106:5. They were hungry and thirsty: their soul fainted in them.
106:6. And they cried to the Lord in their tribulation: and he delivered
106:7. And he led them into the right way, that they might go to a city
106:8. Let the mercies of the Lord give glory to him: and his wonderful
106:9. For he hath satisfied the empty soul, and hath filled the hungry
106:10. Such as sat in darkness and in the shadow of death: bound in
106:11. Because they had exasperated the words of God: and provoked the
106:12. And their heart was humbled with labours: they were weakened,
106:13. Then they cried to the Lord in their affliction: and he
106:14. And he brought them out of darkness, and the shadow of death;
106:15. Let the mercies of the Lord give glory to him, and his wonderful
106:16. Because he hath broken gates of brass, and burst iron bars.
106:17. He took them out of the way of their iniquity: for they were
106:18. Their soul abhorred all manner of meat: and they drew nigh even
106:19. And they cried to the Lord in their affliction: and he delivered
106:20. He sent his word, and healed them: and delivered them from their
106:21. Let the mercies of the Lord give glory to him: and his wonderful
106:22. And let them sacrifice the sacrifice of praise: and declare his
106:23. They that go down to the sea in ships, doing business in the
106:24. These have seen the works of the Lord, and his wonders in the
106:25. He said the word, and there arose a storm of wind: and the waves
106:26. They mount up to the heavens, and they go down to the depths:
106:27. They were troubled, and reeled like a drunken man; and all their
106:28. And they cried to the Lord in their affliction: and he brought
106:29. And he turned the storm into a breeze: and its waves were still.
106:30. And they rejoiced because they were still: and he brought them
106:31. Let the mercies of the Lord give glory to him, and his wonderful
106:32. And let them exalt him in the church of the people: and praise
106:33. He hath turned rivers into a wilderness: and the sources of
106:34. A fruitful land into barrenness, for the wickedness of them that
106:35. He hath turned a wilderness into pools of waters, and a dry land
106:36. And hath placed there the hungry; and they made a city for their
106:37. Anti they sowed fields, and planted vineyards: and they yielded
106:38. And he blessed them, and they were multiplied exceedingly: and
106:39. Then they were brought to be few: and they were afflicted
106:40. Contempt was poured forth upon their princes: and he caused them
106:41. And he helped the poor out of poverty: and made him families
106:42. The just shall see, and shall rejoice, and all iniquity shall
106:43. Who is wise, and will keep these things; and will understand the
Psalms Chapter 107
Paratum cor meum.
The prophet praiseth God for benefits received.
107:1. A canticle of a psalm for David himself.
107:2. My heart is ready, O God, my heart is ready: I will sing, and
107:3. Arise, my glory; arise, psaltery and harp: I will arise in the
107:4. I will praise thee, O Lord, among the people: and I will sing
107:5. For thy mercy is great above the heavens: and thy truth even unto
107:6. Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens, and thy glory over all
107:7. That thy beloved may be delivered. Save with thy right hand and
107:8. God hath spoken in his holiness. I will rejoice, and I will
107:9. Galaad is mine: and Manasses is mine and Ephraim the protection
107:10. Moab the pot of my hope. Over Edom I will stretch out my shoe:
107:11. Who will bring me into the strong city? who will lead me into
107:12. Wilt not thou, O God, who hast cast us off? and wilt not thou,
107:13. O grant us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man.
107:14. Through God we shall do mightily: and he will bring our enemies
Psalms Chapter 108
Deus, laudem meam.
David in the person of Christ, prayeth against his persecutors; more
108:1. Unto the end, a psalm for David.
108:2. O God, be not thou silent in my praise: for the mouth of the
108:3. They have spoken against me with deceitful tongues; and they have
108:4. Instead of making me a return of love, they detracted me: but I
108:5. And they repaid me evil for good: and hatred for my love.
108:6. Set thou the sinner over him: and may the devil stand at his
Set thou the sinner over him, etc... Give to the devil, that arch-
108:7. When he is judged, may he go out condemned; and may his prayer be
108:8. May his days be few: and his bishopric let another take.
108:9. May his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow.
108:10. Let his children be carried about vagabonds, and beg; and let
108:11. May the usurer search all his substance: and let strangers
108:12. May there be none to help him: nor none to pity his fatherless
108:13. May his posterity be cut off; in one generation may his name be
108:14. May the iniquity of his fathers be remembered in the sight of
108:15. May they be before the Lord continually, and let the memory of
108:17. But persecuted the poor man and the beggar; and the broken in
108:18. And he loved cursing, and it shall come unto him: and he would
108:19. May it be unto him like a garment which covereth him; and like a
108:20. This is the work of them who detract me before the Lord; and who
108:21. But thou, O Lord, do with me for thy name's sake: because thy
108:22. For I am poor and needy, and my heart is troubled within me.
108:23. I am taken away like the shadow when it declineth: and I am
108:24. My knees are weakened through fasting: and my flesh is changed
For oil... Propter oleum. The meaning is, my flesh is changed, being
108:25. And I am become a reproach to them: they saw me and they shaked
108:26. Help me, O Lord my God; save me; according to thy mercy.
108:27. And let them know that this is thy hand: and that thou, O Lord,
108:28. They will curse and thou wilt bless: let them that rise up
108:29. Let them that detract me be clothed with shame: and let them be
108:30. I will give great thanks to the Lord with my mouth: and in the
108:31. Because he hath stood at the right hand of the poor, to save my
Psalms Chapter 109
Christ's exaltation and everlasting priesthood.
109:1. A psalm for David. The Lord said to my Lord: Sit thou at my right
109:2. The Lord will send forth the sceptre of thy power out of Sion:
109:3. With thee is the principality in the day of thy strength: in the
109:4. The Lord hath sworn, and he will not repent: Thou art a priest
109:5. The Lord at thy right hand hath broken kings in the day of his
109:6. He shall judge among nations, he shall fill ruins: he shall crush
109:7. He shall drink of the torrent in the way: therefore shall he lift
Psalms Chapter 110
Confitebor tibi, Domine.
God is to be praised for his graces, and benefits to his church.
110:1. I will praise thee, O Lord, with my whole heart; in the council
110:2. Great are the works of the Lord: sought out according to all his
110:3. His work is praise and magnificence: and his justice continueth
110:4. He hath made a remembrance of his wonderful works, being a
110:5. He hath given food to them that fear him. He will be mindful for
110:6. He will shew forth to his people the power of his works.
110:7. That he may give them the inheritance of the Gentiles: the works
110:8. All his commandments are faithful: confirmed for ever and ever,
110:9. He hath sent redemption to his people: he hath commanded his
110:10. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. A good
Psalms Chapter 111
The good man is happy.
Alleluia, of the returning of Aggeus and Zacharias.
Of the returning, etc... This is in the Greek and Latin, but not in the
111:1. Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord: he shall delight
111:2. His seed shall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the
111:3. Glory and wealth shall be in his house: and his justice remaineth
111:4. To the righteous a light is risen up in darkness: he is merciful,
111:5. Acceptable is the man that sheweth mercy and lendeth: he shall
111:6. Because he shall not be moved for ever.
111:7. The just shall be in everlasting remembrance: he shall not fear
111:8. His heart is strengthened, he shall not be moved until he look
111:9. He hath distributed, he hath given to the poor: his justice
111:10. The wicked shall see, and shall be angry, he shall gnash with
Psalms Chapter 112
God is to be praised for his regard to the poor and humble.
112:1. Praise the Lord, ye children: praise ye the name of the Lord.
112:2. Blessed be the name of the Lord, from henceforth now and for
112:4. The Lord is high above all nations; and his glory above the
112:5. Who is as the Lord our God, who dwelleth on high: 6 and looketh
112:7. Raising up the needy from the earth, and lifting up the poor out
112:8. That he may place him with princes, with the princes of his
112:9. Who maketh a barren woman to dwell in a house, the joyful mother
Psalms Chapter 113
In exitu Israel.
God hath shewn his power in delivering his people: idols are vain. The
113:1. When Israel went out of Egypt, the house of Jacob from a
113:2. Judea was made his sanctuary, Israel his dominion.
113:3. The sea saw and fled: Jordan was turned back.
113:4. The mountains skipped like rams, and the hills like the lambs of
113:6. Ye mountains, that ye skipped like rams, and ye hills, like lambs
113:7. At the presence of the Lord the earth was moved, at the presence
113:8. Who turned the rock into pools of water, and the stony hill into
113:1. Not to us, O Lord, not to us; but to thy name give glory.
113:2. For thy mercy, and for thy truth's sake: lest the Gentiles should
113:3. But our God is in heaven: he hath done all things whatsoever he
113:4. The idols of the Gentiles are silver and gold, the works of the
113:5. They have mouths and speak not: they have eyes and see not.
113:6. They have ears and hear not: they have noses and smell not.
113:7. They have hands and feel not: they have feet and walk not:
113:8. Let them that make them become like unto them: and all such as
113:9. The house of Israel hath hoped in the Lord: he is their helper
113:10. The house of Aaron hath hoped in the Lord: he is their helper
113:11. They that fear the Lord have hoped in the Lord: he is their
113:12. The Lord hath been mindful of us, and hath blessed us. He hath
113:13. He hath blessed all that fear the Lord, both little and great.
113:14. May the Lord add blessings upon you: upon you, and upon your
113:15. Blessed be you of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.
113:16. The heaven of heaven is the Lord's: but the earth he has given
113:17. The dead shall not praise thee, O Lord: nor any of them that go
113:18. But we that live bless the Lord: from this time now and for
Psalms Chapter 114
The prayer of a just man in affliction, with a lively confidence in God.
114:1. I have loved, because the Lord will hear the voice of my prayer.
114:2. Because he hath inclined his ear unto me: and in my days I will
114:3. The sorrows of death have compassed me: and the perils of hell
114:4. And I called upon the name of the Lord. O Lord, deliver my soul.
114:5. The Lord is merciful and just, and our God sheweth mercy.
114:6. The Lord is the keeper of little ones: I was humbled, and he
114:7. Turn, O my soul, into thy rest: for the Lord hath been bountiful
114:8. For he hath delivered my soul from death: my eyes from tears, my
114:9. I will please the Lord in the land of the living.
Psalms Chapter 115
This in the Hebrew is joined with the foregoing psalm, and continues to
Alleluia. 115:10. I have believed, therefore have I spoken; but I have
115:11. I said in my excess: Every man is a liar.
115:12. What shall I render to the Lord, for all the things that he hath
115:13. I will take the chalice of salvation; and I will call upon the
115:14. I will pay my vows to the Lord before all his people:
115:15. Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.
115:16. O Lord, for I am thy servant: I am thy servant, and the son of
115:17. I will sacrifice to thee the sacrifice of praise, and I will
115:18. I will pay my vows to the Lord in the sight of all his people:
115:19. In the courts of the house of the Lord, in the midst of thee, O
Psalms Chapter 116
All nations are called upon to praise God for his mercy and truth.
116:1. O Praise the Lord, all ye nations: praise him, all ye people.
116:2. For his mercy is confirmed upon us: and the truth of the Lord
Psalms Chapter 117
The psalmist praiseth God for his delivery from evils: putteth his whole
117:1. Give praise to the Lord, for he is good: for his mercy endureth
117:2. Let Israel now say, that he is good: that his mercy endureth for
117:3. Let the house of Aaron now say, that his mercy endureth for ever.
117:4. Let them that fear the Lord now say, that his mercy endureth for
117:5. In my trouble I called upon the Lord: and the Lord heard me, and
117:6. The Lord is my helper: I will not fear what man can do unto me.
117:7. The Lord is my helper: and I will look over my enemies.
117:8. It is good to confide in the Lord, rather than to have confidence
117:9. It is good to trust in the Lord, rather than to trust in princes.
117:10. All nations compassed me about; and, in the name of the Lord I
117:11. Surrounding me they compassed me about: and in the name of the
117:12. They surrounded me like bees, and they burned like fire among
117:13. Being pushed I was overturned that I might fall: but the Lord
117:14. The Lord is my strength and my praise: and he is become my
117:15. The voice of rejoicing and of salvation is in the tabernacles of
117:16. The right hand of the Lord hath wrought strength: the right hand
117:17. I shall not die, but live: and shall declare the works of the
117:18. The Lord chastising hath chastised me: but he hath not delivered
117:19. Open ye to me the gates of justice: I will go in to them, and
117:20. This is the gate of the Lord, the just shall enter into it.
117:21. I will give glory to thee because thou hast heard me: and art
117:22. The stone which the builders rejected; the same is become the
117:23. This is the Lord's doing, and it is wonderful in our eyes.
117:24. This is the day which the Lord hath made: let us be glad and
117:25. O Lord, save me: O Lord, give good success.
117:26. Blessed be he that cometh in the name of the Lord. We have
117:27. The Lord is God, and he hath shone upon us. Appoint a solemn
117:28. Thou art my God, and I will praise thee: thou art my God, and I
117:29. O praise ye the Lord, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for
Psalms Chapter 118
Of the excellence of virtue consisting in the love and observance of the
Aleph... The first eight verses of this psalm in the original begin with
118:1. Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the
118:2. Blessed are they that search his testimonies: that seek him with
His testimonies... The commandments of God are called his testimonies,
118:3. For they that work iniquity, have not walked in his ways.
118:4. Thou hast commanded thy commandments to be kept most diligently.
118:5. O! that my ways may be directed to keep thy justifications.
118:6. Then shall I not be confounded, when I shall look into all thy
118:7. I will praise thee with uprightness of heart, when I shall have
118:8. I will keep thy justifications: O! do not thou utterly forsake
118:9. By what doth a young man correct his way? by observing thy words.
118:10. With my whole heart have I sought after thee: let me not stray
118:11. Thy words have I hidden in my heart, that I may not sin against
118:12. Blessed art thou, O Lord: teach me thy justifications.
118:13. With my lips I have pronounced all the judgments of thy mouth.
118:14. I have been delighted in the way of thy testimonies, as in all
118:15. I will meditate on thy commandments: and I will consider thy
118:16. I will think of thy justifications: I will not forget thy words.
118:17. Give bountifully to thy servant, enliven me: and I shall keep
118:18. Open thou my eyes: and I will consider the wondrous things of
118:19. I am a sojourner on the earth: hide not thy commandments from
118:20. My soul hath coveted to long for thy justifications, at all
118:21. Thou hast rebuked the proud: they are cursed who decline from
118:22. Remove from me reproach and contempt: because I have sought
118:23. For princes sat, and spoke against me: but thy servant was
118:24. For thy testimonies are my meditation: and thy justifications my
118:25. My soul hath cleaved to the pavement: quicken thou me according
118:26. I have declared my ways, and thou hast heard me: teach me thy
118:27. Make me to understand the way of thy justifications: and I shall
118:28. My soul hath slumbered through heaviness: strengthen thou me in
118:29. Remove from me the way of iniquity: and out of thy law have
118:30. I have chosen the way of truth: thy judgments I have not
118:31. I have stuck to thy testimonies, O Lord: put me not to shame.
118:32. I have run the way of thy commandments, when thou didst enlarge
118:33. Set before me for a law the way of thy justifications, O Lord:
118:34. Give me understanding, and I will search thy law; and I will
118:35. Lead me into the path of thy commandments; for this same I have
118:36. Incline my heart into thy testimonies and not to covetousness.
118:37. Turn away my eyes that they may not behold vanity: quicken me in
118:38. Establish thy word to thy servant, in thy fear.
118:39. Turn away my reproach, which I have apprehended: for thy
118:40. Behold I have longed after thy precepts: quicken me in thy
118: 41. Let thy mercy also come upon me, O Lord: thy salvation
118:42. So shall I answer them that reproach me in any thing; that I
118:43. And take not thou the word of truth utterly out of my mouth: for
118:44. So shall I always keep thy law, for ever and ever.
118:45. And I walked at large: because I have sought after thy
118:46. And I spoke of thy testimonies before kings: and I was not
118:47. I meditated also on thy commandments, which I loved.
118:48. And I lifted up my hands to thy commandments, which I loved: and
118:49. Be thou mindful of thy word to thy servant, in which thou hast
118:50. This hath comforted me in my humiliation: because thy word hath
118:51. The proud did iniquitously altogether: but I declined not from
118:52. I remembered, O Lord, thy judgments of old: and I was comforted.
118:53. A fainting hath taken hold of me, because of the wicked that
118:54. Thy justifications were the subject of my song, in the place of
118:55. In the night I have remembered thy name, O Lord: and have kept
118:56. This happened to me: because I sought after thy justifications.
118:57. O Lord, my portion, I have said, I would keep thy law.
118:58. I entreated thy face with all my heart: have mercy on me
118:59. I have thought on my ways: and turned my feet unto thy
118:60. I am ready, and am not troubled: that I may keep thy
118:61. The cords of the wicked have encompassed me: but I have not
118:62. I rose at midnight to give praise to thee; for the judgments of
118:63. I am a partaker with all them that fear thee, and that keep thy
118:64. The earth, O Lord, is full of thy mercy: teach me thy
118:65. Thou hast done well with thy servant, O Lord, according to thy
118:66. Teach me goodness and discipline and knowledge; for I have
118:67. Before I was humbled I offended; therefore have I kept thy word.
118:68. Thou art good; and in thy goodness teach me thy justifications.
118:69. The iniquity of the proud hath been multiplied over me: but I
118:70. Their heart is curdled like milk: but I have meditated on thy
118:71. It is good for me that thou hast humbled me, that I may learn
118:72. The law of thy mouth is good to me, above thousands of gold and
118:73. Thy hands have made me and formed me: give me understanding, and
118:74. They that fear thee shall see me, and shall be glad: because I
118:75. I know, O Lord, that thy judgments are equity: and in thy truth
118:76. O! let thy mercy be for my comfort, according to thy word unto
118:77. Let thy tender mercies come unto me, and I shall live: for thy
118:78. Let the proud be ashamed, because they have done unjustly
118:79. Let them that fear thee turn to me: and they that know thy
118:80. Let my heart be undefiled in thy justifications, that I may not
118:81. My soul hath fainted after thy salvation: and in thy word I have
118:82. My eyes have failed for thy word, saying: When wilt thou comfort
118:83. For I am become like a bottle in the frost: I have not forgotten
118:84. How many are the days of thy servant: when wilt thou execute
118:85. The wicked have told me fables: but not as thy law.
118:86. All thy statutes are truth: they have persecuted me unjustly, do
118:87. They had almost made an end of me upon earth: but I have not
118:88. Quicken thou me according to thy mercy: and I shall keep the
118:89. For ever, O Lord, thy word standeth firm in heaven.
118:90. Thy truth unto all generations: thou hast founded the earth, and
118:91. By thy ordinance the day goeth on: for all things serve thee.
118:92. Unless thy law had been my meditation, I had then perhaps
118:93. Thy justifications I will never forget: for by them thou hast
118:94. I am thine, save thou me: for I have sought thy justifications.
118:95. The wicked have waited for me to destroy me: but I have
118:96. I have seen an end of all perfection: thy commandment is
118:97. O how have I loved thy law, O Lord! it is my meditation all the
118:98. Through thy commandment, thou hast made me wiser than my
118:99. I have understood more than all my teachers: because thy
118:100. I have had understanding above ancients: because I have sought
118:101. I have restrained my feet from every evil way: that I may keep
118:102. I have not declined from thy judgments, because thou hast set
118:103. How sweet are thy words to my palate! more than honey to my
118:104. By thy commandments I have had understanding: therefore have I
118:105. Thy word is a lamp to my feet, and a light to my paths.
118:106. I have sworn and am determined to keep the judgments of thy
118:107. I have been humbled, O Lord, exceedingly: quicken thou me
118:108. The free offerings of my mouth make acceptable, O Lord: and
118:109. My soul is continually in my hands: and I have not forgotten
118:110. Sinners have laid a snare for me: but I have not erred from thy
118:111. I have purchased thy testimonies for an inheritance for ever:
118:112. I have inclined my heart to do thy justifications for ever, for
118:113. I have hated the unjust: and have loved thy law.
118:114. Thou art my helper and my protector: and in thy word I have
118:115. Depart from me, ye malignant: and I will search the
118:116. Uphold me according to thy word, and I shall live: and let me
118:117. Help me, and I shall be saved: and I will meditate always on
118:118. Thou hast despised all them that fall off from thy judgments;
118:119. I have accounted all the sinners of the earth prevaricators:
118:120. Pierce thou my flesh with thy fear: for I am afraid of thy
118:121. I have done judgment and justice: give me not up to them that
118:122. Uphold thy servant unto good: let not the proud calumniate me.
118:123. My eyes have fainted after thy salvation: and for the word of
118:124. Deal with thy servant according to thy mercy: and teach me thy
118:125. I am thy servant: give me understanding that I may know thy
118:126. It is time, O Lord, to do: they have dissipated thy law.
118:127. Therefore have I loved thy commandments above gold and the
118:128. Therefore was I directed to all thy commandments: I have hated
118:129. Thy testimonies are wonderful: therefore my soul hath sought
118:130. The declaration of thy words giveth light: and giveth
118:131. I opened my mouth, and panted: because I longed for thy
118:132. Look thou upon me, and have mercy on me according to the
118:133. Direct my steps according to thy word: and let no iniquity have
118:134. Redeem me from the calumnies of men: that I may keep thy
118:135. Make thy face to shine upon thy servant: and teach me thy
118:136. My eyes have sent forth springs of water: because they have not
118:137. Thou art just, O Lord: and thy judgment is right.
118:138. Thou hast commanded justice thy testimonies: and thy truth
118:139. My zeal hath made me pine away: because my enemies forgot thy
118:140. Thy word is exceedingly refined: and thy servant hath loved it.
118:141. I am very young and despised; but I forget not thy
118:142. Thy justice is justice for ever: and thy law is the truth.
118:143. Trouble and anguish have found me: thy commandments are my
118:144. Thy testimonies are justice for ever: give me understanding,
118:145. I cried with my whole heart, hear me, O Lord: I will seek thy
118:146. I cried unto thee, save me: that I may keep thy commandments.
118:147. I prevented the dawning of the day, and cried: because in thy
118:148. My eyes to thee have prevented the morning: that I might
118:149. Hear thou my voice, O Lord, according to thy mercy: and quicken
118:150. They that persecute me have drawn nigh to iniquity; but they
118:151. Thou art near, O Lord: and all thy ways are truth.
118:152. I have known from the beginning concerning thy testimonies:
118:153. See my humiliation and deliver me for I have not forgotten thy
118:154. Judge my judgment and redeem me: quicken thou me for thy word's
118:155. Salvation is far from sinners; because they have not sought thy
118:156. Many, O Lord, are thy mercies: quicken me according to thy
118:157. Many are they that persecute me and afflict me; but I have not
118:158. I beheld the transgressors, and pined away; because they kept
118:159. Behold I have loved thy commandments, O Lord; quicken me thou
118:160. The beginning of thy words is truth: all the judgments of thy
118:161. Princes have persecuted me without cause: and my heart hath
118:162. I will rejoice at thy words, as one that hath found great
118:163. I have hated and abhorred iniquity; but I have loved thy law.
118:164. Seven times a day I have given praise to thee, for the
118:165. Much peace have they that love thy law, and to them there is no
118:166. I looked for thy salvation, O Lord: and I loved thy
118:167. My soul hath kept thy testimonies and hath loved them
118:168. I have kept thy commandments and thy testimonies: because all
118:169. Let my supplication, O Lord, come near in thy sight: give me
118:170. Let my request come in before thee; deliver thou me according
118:171. My lips shall utter a hymn, when thou shalt teach me thy
118:172. My tongue shall pronounce thy word: because all thy
118:173. Let thy hand be with me to save me; for I have chosen thy
118:174. I have longed for thy salvation, O Lord; and thy law is my
118:175. My soul shall live and shall praise thee: and thy judgments
118:176. I have gone astray like a sheep that is lost: seek thy servant,
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A prayer in tribulation.
A gradual canticle.
A gradual canticle... The following psalms, in number fifteen, are
119:1. In my trouble I cried to the Lord: and he heard me.
119:2. O Lord, deliver my soul from wicked lips, and a deceitful tongue.
119:3. What shall be given to thee, or what shall be added to thee, to a
119:4. The sharp arrows of the mighty, with coals that lay waste.
119:5. Woe is me, that my sojourning is prolonged! I have dwelt with the
119:6. My soul hath been long a sojourner.
119:7. With them that hated peace I was peaceable: when I spoke to them
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God is the keeper of his servants.
A gradual canticle.
120:1. I have lifted up my eyes to the mountains, from whence help shall
120:2. My help is from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.
120:3. May he not suffer thy foot to be moved: neither let him slumber
120:4. Behold he shall neither slumber nor sleep, that keepeth Israel.
120:5. The Lord is thy keeper, the Lord is thy protection upon thy right
120:6. The sun shall not burn thee by day: nor the moon by night.
120:7. The Lord keepeth thee from all evil: may the Lord keep thy soul.
120:8. May the Lord keep thy coming in and thy going out; from
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Laetatus sum in his.
The desire and hope of the just for the coming of the kingdom of God,
121:1. A gradual canticle.
I rejoiced at the things that were said to me: We shall go into the
121:2. Our feet were standing in thy courts, O Jerusalem.
121:3. Jerusalem, which is built as a city, which is compact together.
121:4. For thither did the tribes go up, the tribes of the Lord: the
121:5. Because their seats have sat in judgment, seats upon the house of
121:6. Pray ye for the things that are for the peace of Jerusalem: and
121:7. Let peace be in thy strength: and abundance in thy towers.
121:8. For the sake of my brethren, and of my neighbours, I spoke peace
121:9. Because of the house of the Lord our God, I have sought good
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Ad te levavi.
A prayer in affliction, with confidence in God.
A gradual canticle.
122:1. To thee have I lifted up my eyes, who dwellest in heaven.
122:2. Behold as the eyes of servants are on the hands of their masters,
122:3. Have mercy on us, O Lord, have mercy on us: for we are greatly
122:4. For our soul is greatly filled: we are a reproach to the rich,
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Nisi quia Domini.
The church giveth glory to God for her deliverance, from the hands of
123:1. A gradual canticle. If it had not been that the Lord was with us,
123:2. If it had not been that the Lord was with us, When men rose up
123:3. Perhaps they had swallowed us up alive. When their fury was
123:4. Perhaps the waters had swallowed us up.
123:5. Our soul hath passed through a torrent: perhaps our soul had
123:6. Blessed be the Lord, who hath not given us to be a prey to their
123:7. Our soul hath been delivered as a sparrow out of the snare of the
123:8. Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.
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The just are always under God's protection.
124:1. A gradual canticle. They that trust in the Lord shall be as mount
124:2. In Jerusalem. Mountains are round about it: so the Lord is round
124:3. For the Lord will not leave the rod of sinners upon the lot of
124:4. Do good, O Lord, to those that are good, and to the upright of
124:5. But such as turn aside into bonds, the Lord shall lead out with
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The people of God rejoice at their delivery from captivity.
125:1. A gradual canticle. When the Lord brought back the captivity of
125:2. Then was our mouth filled with gladness; and our tongue with joy.
125:3. The Lord hath done great things for us: we are become joyful.
125:4. Turn again our captivity, O Lord, as a stream in the south.
125:5. They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.
125:6. Going they went and wept, casting their seeds.
125:7. But coming they shall come with joyfulness, carrying their
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Nothing can be done without God's grace and blessing.
126:1. A gradual canticle of Solomon. Unless the Lord build the house,
126:2. It is vain for you to rise before light, rise ye after you have
It is vain for you to rise before light... That is, your early rising,
126:3. Behold the inheritance of the Lord are children: the reward, the
126:4. As arrows in the hand of the mighty, so the children of them that
126:5. Blessed is the man that hath filled the desire with them; he
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The fear of God is the way to happiness.
127:1. A gradual canticle. Blessed are all they that fear the Lord: that
127:2. For thou shalt eat the labours of thy hands: blessed art thou,
127:3. Thy wife as a fruitful vine, on the sides of thy house. Thy
127:4. Behold, thus shall the man be blessed that feareth the Lord.
127:5. May the Lord bless thee out of Sion: and mayst thou see the good
127:6. And mayst thou see thy children's children, peace upon Israel.
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The church of God is invincible: her persecutors come to nothing.
128:1. A gradual canticle. Often have they fought against me from my
128:2. Often have they fought against me from my youth: but they could
128:3. The wicked have wrought upon my back: they have lengthened their
128:4. The Lord who is just will cut the necks of sinners:
128:5. Let them all be confounded and turned back that hate Sion.
128:6. Let them be as grass upon the tops of houses: which withereth
128:7. Who with the mower filleth not his hand: nor he that gathereth
128:8. And they that passed by have not said: The blessing of the Lord
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A prayer of a sinner, trusting in the mercies of God. The sixth
129:1. A gradual canticle. Out of the depths I have cried to thee, O
129:2. Lord, hear my voice. Let thy ears be attentive to the voice of my
129:3. If thou, O Lord, wilt mark iniquities: Lord, who shall stand it.
129:4. For with thee there is merciful forgiveness: and by reason of thy
129:6. From the morning watch even until night, let Israel hope in the
129:7. Because with the Lord there is mercy: and with him plentiful
129:8. And he shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities.
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Domine, none est.
The prophet's humility.
130:1. A gradual canticle of David. Lord, my heart is not exalted: nor
130:2. If I was not humbly minded, but exalted my soul: As a child that
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A prayer for the fulfilling of the promise made to David.
131:1. A gradual canticle. O Lord, remember David, and all his meekness.
131:2. How he swore to the Lord, he vowed a vow to the God of Jacob:
131:3. If I shall enter into the tabernacle of my house: if I shall go
131:4. If I shall give sleep to my eyes, or slumber to my eyelids,
131:5. Or rest to my temples: until I find out a place for the Lord, a
131:6. Behold we have heard of it in Ephrata: we have found it in the
We have heard of it in Ephrata... When I was young, and lived in
131:7. We will go into his tabernacle: we will adore in the place where
131:8. Arise, O Lord, into thy resting place: thou and the ark, which
131:9. Let thy priests be clothed with justice: and let thy saints
131:10. For thy servant David's sake, turn not away the face of thy
131:11. The Lord hath sworn truth to David, and he will not make it
131:12. If thy children will keep my covenant, and these my testimonies
131:13. For the Lord hath chosen Sion: he hath chosen it for his
131:14. This is my rest for ever and ever: here will I dwell, for I have
131:15. Blessing I will bless her widow: I will satisfy her poor with
131:16. I will clothe her priests with salvation, and her saints shall
131:17. There will I bring forth a horn to David: I have prepared a lamp
131:18. His enemies I will clothe with confusion: but upon him shall my
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Ecce quam bonum.
The happiness of brotherly love and concord.
132:1. A gradual canticle of David. Behold how good and how pleasant it
132:2. Like the precious ointment on the head, that ran down upon the
132:3. As the dew of Hermon, which descendeth upon mount Sion. For there
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Ecce nunc benedicite.
An exhortation to praise God continually.
133:1. A gradual canticle. Behold now bless ye the Lord, all ye servants
133:2. In the nights lift up your hands to the holy places, and bless ye
133:3. May the Lord out of Sion bless thee, he that made heaven and
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An exhortation to praise God: the vanity of idols.
134:1. Alleluia. Praise ye the name of the Lord: O you his servants,
134:2. You that stand in the house of the Lord, in the courts of the
134:3. Praise ye the Lord, for the Lord is good: sing ye to his name,
134:4. For the Lord hath chosen Jacob unto himself: Israel for his own
134:5. For I have known that the Lord is great, and our God is above all
134:6. Whatsoever the Lord pleased he hath done, in heaven, in earth, in
134:7. He bringeth up clouds from the end of the earth: he hath made
134:8. He slew the firstborn of Egypt from man even unto beast.
134:9. He sent forth signs and wonders in the midst of thee, O Egypt:
134:10. He smote many nations, and slew mighty kings:
134:11. Sehon king of the Amorrhites, and Og king of Basan, and all the
134:12. And gave their land for an inheritance, for an inheritance to
134:13. Thy name, O Lord, is for ever: thy memorial, O Lord, unto all
134:14. For the Lord will judge his people, and will be entreated in
134:15. The idols of the Gentiles are silver and gold, the works of
134:16. They have a mouth, but they speak not: they have eyes, but they
134:17. They have ears, but they hear not: neither is there any breath
134:18. Let them that make them be like to them: and every one that
134:19. Bless the Lord, O house of Israel: bless the Lord, O house of
134:20. Bless the Lord, O house of Levi: you that fear the Lord, bless
134:21. Blessed be the Lord out of Sion, who dwelleth in Jerusalem.
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God is to be praised for his wonderful works.
135:1. Alleluia. Praise the Lord, for he is good: for his mercy endureth
Praise the Lord... By this invitation to praise the Lord, thrice
135:2. Praise ye the God of gods: for his mercy endureth for ever.
135:3. Praise ye the Lord of lords: for his mercy endureth for ever.
135:4. Who alone doth great wonders: for his mercy endureth for ever.
135:5. Who made the heavens in understanding: for his mercy endureth for
135:6. Who established the earth above the waters: for his mercy
135:7. Who made the great lights: for his mercy endureth for ever.
135:8. The sun to rule the day: for his mercy endureth for ever.
135:9. The moon and the stars to rule the night: for his mercy endureth
135:10. Who smote Egypt with their firstborn: for his mercy endureth for
135:11. Who brought out Israel from among them: for his mercy endureth
135:12. With a mighty hand and with a stretched out arm: for his mercy
135:13. Who divided the Red Sea into parts: for his mercy endureth for
135:14. And brought out Israel through the midst thereof: for his mercy
135:15. And overthrew Pharao and his host in the Red Sea: for his mercy
135:16. Who led his people through the desert: for his mercy endureth
135:17. Who smote great kings: for his mercy endureth for ever.
135:18. And slew strong kings: for his mercy endureth for ever.
135:19. Sehon king of the Amorrhites: for his mercy endureth for ever.
135:20. And Og king of Basan: for his mercy endureth for ever.
135:21. And he gave their land for an inheritance: for his mercy
135:22. For an inheritance to his servant Israel: for his mercy endureth
135:23. For he was mindful of us in our affliction: for his mercy
135:24. And he redeemed us from our enemies: for his mercy endureth for
135:25. Who giveth food to all flesh: for his mercy endureth for ever.
135:26. Give glory to the God of heaven: for his mercy endureth for
135:27. Give glory to the Lord of lords: for his mercy endureth for
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The lamentation of the people of God in their captivity in Babylon.
A psalm of David, for Jeremias.
For Jeremias... For the time of Jeremias, and the captivity of Babylon.
136:1. Upon the rivers of Babylon, there we sat and wept: when we
136:2. On the willows in the midst thereof we hung up our instruments.
136:3. For there they that led us into captivity required of us the
136:4. How shall we sing the song of the Lord in a strange land?
136:5. If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand be forgotten.
136:6. Let my tongue cleave to my jaws, if I do not remember thee: If I
136:7. Remember, O Lord, the children of Edom, in the day of Jerusalem:
136:8. O daughter of Babylon, miserable: blessed shall he be who shall
136:9. Blessed be he that shall take and dash thy little ones against
Dash thy little ones, etc... In the spiritual sense, we dash the little
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Thanksgiving to God for his benefits.
137:1. For David himself. I will praise thee, O Lord, with my whole
137:2. I will worship towards thy holy temple, and I will give glory to
137:3. In what day soever I shall call upon thee, hear me: thou shalt
137:4. May all the kings of the earth give glory to thee: for they have
137:5. And let them sing in the ways of the Lord: for great is the glory
137:6. For the Lord is high, and looketh on the low: and the high he
137:7. If I shall walk in the midst of tribulation, thou wilt quicken
137:8. The Lord will repay for me: thy mercy, O Lord, endureth for ever:
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God's special providence over his servants.
138:1. Unto the end, a psalm of David. Lord, thou hast proved me, and
138:2. Thou hast known my sitting down, and my rising up.
138:3. Thou hast understood my thoughts afar off: my path and my line
138:4. And thou hast foreseen all my ways: for there is no speech in my
There is no speech, etc... Viz., unknown to thee: or when there is no
138:5. Behold, O Lord, thou hast known all things, the last and those of
138:6. Thy knowledge is become wonderful to me: it is high, and I cannot
138:7. Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from
138:8 If I ascend into heaven, thou art there: if I descend into hell,
138:9. If I take my wings early in the morning, and dwell in the
138:10. Even there also shall thy hand lead me: and thy right hand shall
138:11. And I said: Perhaps darkness shall cover me: and night shall be
138:12. But darkness shall not be dark to thee, and night shall be light
138:13. For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast protected me from my
138:14. I will praise thee, for thou art fearfully magnified: wonderful
138:15. My bone is not hidden from thee, which thou hast made in secret:
138:16. Thy eyes did see my imperfect being, and in thy book all shall
138:17. But to me thy friends, O God, are made exceedingly honourable:
138:18. I will number them, and they shall be multiplied above the sand,
138:19. If thou wilt kill the wicked, O God: ye men of blood, depart
138:20. Because you say in thought: They shall receive thy cities in
Because you say in thought, etc... Depart from me, you wicked, who plot
138:21. Have I not hated them, O Lord, that hated thee: and pined away
138:22. I have hated them with a perfect hatred: and they are become
I have hated them... Not with an hatred of malice, but a zeal for the
138:23. Prove me, O God, and know my heart: examine me, and know my
138:24. And see if there be in me the way of iniquity: and lead me in
Psalms Chapter 139
Eripe me, Domine.
A prayer to be delivered from the wicked.
139:1. Unto the end, a psalm of David.
139:2. Deliver me, O Lord, from the evil man: rescue me from the unjust
139:3. Who have devised iniquities in their hearts: all the day long
139:4. They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent: the venom of
139:5. Keep me, O Lord, from the hand of the wicked: and from unjust men
139:6. The proud have hidden a net for me. And they have stretched out
139:7. I said to the Lord: Thou art my God: hear, O Lord, the voice of
139:8. O Lord, Lord, the strength of my salvation: thou hast
139:9. Give me not up, O Lord, from my desire to the wicked: they have
139:10. The head of them compassing me about: the labour of their lips
139:11. Burning coals shall fall upon them; thou wilt cast them down
139:12. A man full of tongue shall not be established in the earth: evil
139:13. I know that the Lord will do justice to the needy, and will
139:14. But as for the just, they shall give glory to thy name: and the
Psalms Chapter 140
A prayer against sinful words, and deceitful flatterers.
A psalm of David.
140:1. I have cried to thee, O Lord, hear me: hearken to my voice, when
140:2. Let my prayer be directed as incense in thy sight; the lifting up
140:3. Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth: and a door round about my
140:4. Incline not my heart to evil words; to make excuses in sins. With
140:5. The just man shall correct me in mercy, and shall reprove me: but
Let not the oil of the sinner, etc... That is, the flattery, or
140:6. Their judges falling upon the rock have been swallowed up. They
Their judges, etc... Their rulers, or chiefs, quickly vanish and perish,
140:7. As when the thickness of the earth is broken up upon the ground:
140:8. But to thee, O Lord, Lord, are my eyes: in thee have I put my
140:9. Keep me from the snare, which they have laid for me, and from the
140:10. The wicked shall fall in his net: I am alone until I pass.
I am alone, etc... Singularly protected by the Almighty, until I pass
Psalms Chapter 141
A prayer of David in extremity of danger.
141:1. Of understanding for David, A prayer when he was in the cave. [1
141:2. I cried to the Lord with my voice: with my voice I made
141:3. In his sight I pour out my prayer, and before him I declare my
141:4. When my spirit failed me, then thou knewest my paths. In this way
141:5. I looked on my right hand, and beheld, and there was no one that
141:6. I cried to thee, O Lord: I said: Thou art my hope, my portion in
141:7. Attend to my supplication: for I am brought very low. Deliver me
141:8. Bring my soul out of prison, that I may praise thy name: the just
Psalms Chapter 142
The psalmist in tribulation calleth upon God for his delivery. The
142:1. A psalm of David, when his son Absalom pursued him. [2 Kings 17.]
142:2. And enter not into judgment with thy servant: for in thy sight no
142:3. For the enemy hath persecuted my soul: he hath brought down my
142:4 And my spirit is in anguish within me: my heart within me is
142:5. I remembered the days of old, I meditated on all thy works: I
142:6. I stretched forth my hands to thee: my soul is as earth without
142:7. Hear me speedily, O Lord: my spirit hath fainted away. Turn not
142:8. Cause me to hear thy mercy in the morning; for in thee have I
142:9. Deliver me from my enemies, O Lord, to thee have I fled:
142:10. Teach me to do thy will, for thou art my God. Thy good spirit
142:12. And in thy mercy thou wilt destroy my enemies. And thou wilt cut
Psalms Chapter 143
The prophet praiseth God, and prayeth to be delivered from his enemies.
A psalm of David against Goliath.
143:1. Blessed be the Lord my God, who teacheth my hands to fight, and
143:2. My mercy, and my refuge: my support, and my deliverer: My
143:3. Lord, what is man, that thou art made known to him? or the son of
143:4. Man is like to vanity: his days pass away like a shadow.
143:5. Lord, bow down thy heavens and descend: touch the mountains, and
143:6. Send forth lightning, and thou shalt scatter them: shoot out thy
143:7. Put forth thy hand from on high, take me out, and deliver me from
143:8. Whose mouth hath spoken vanity: and their right hand is the right
143:9. To thee, O God, I will sing a new canticle: on the psaltery and
143:10. Who givest salvation to kings: who hast redeemed thy servant
143:11. Deliver me, And rescue me out of the hand of strange children;
143:12. Whose sons are as new plants in their youth: Their daughters
143:13. Their storehouses full, flowing out of this into that. Their
143:14. Their oxen fat. There is no breach of wall, nor passage, nor
143:15. They have called the people happy, that hath these things: but
Psalms Chapter 144
Exaltabo te, Deus.
A psalm of praise, to the infinite majesty of God.
144:1. Praise, for David himself. I will extol thee, O God my king: and
144:2. Every day will I bless thee: and I will praise thy name for ever;
144:3. Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised: and of his
144:4. Generation and generation shall praise thy works: and they shall
144:5. They shall speak of the magnificence of the glory of thy
144:6. And they shall speak of the might of thy terrible acts: and shall
144:7. They shall publish the memory of the abundance of thy sweetness:
144:8. The Lord is gracious and merciful: patient and plenteous in
144:9. The Lord is sweet to all: and his tender mercies are over all his
144:10. Let all thy works, O lord, praise thee: and let thy saints bless
144:11. They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom: and shall tell of
144:12. To make thy might known to the sons of men: and the glory of the
144:13. Thy kingdom is a kingdom of all ages: and thy dominion endureth
144:14. The Lord lifteth up all that fall: and setteth up all that are
144:15. The eyes of all hope in thee, O Lord: and thou givest them meat
144:16. Thou openest thy hand, and fillest with blessing every living
144:17. The Lord is just in all his ways: and holy in all his works.
144:18. The Lord is nigh unto all them that call upon him: to all that
144:19. He will do the will of them that fear him: and he will hear
144:20. The Lord keepeth all them that love him; but all the wicked he
144:21. My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord: and let all flesh
Psalms Chapter 145
We are not to trust in men, but in God alone.
145:1 Alleluia, of Aggeus and Zacharias.
145:2. Praise the Lord, O my soul, in my life I will praise the Lord: I
145:3. In the children of men, in whom there is no salvation.
145:4. His spirit shall go forth, and he shall return into his earth: in
145:5. Blessed is he who hath the God of Jacob for his helper, whose
145:6. Who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all things that are in
145:7. Who keepeth truth for ever: who executeth judgment for them that
145:8. The Lord enlighteneth the blind. The Lord lifteth up them that
145:9. The Lord keepeth the strangers, he will support the fatherless
145:10. The Lord shall reign for ever: thy God, O Sion, unto generation
Psalms Chapter 146
An exhortation to praise God for his benefits.
146:1. Alleluia. Praise ye the Lord, because psalm is good: to our God
146:2. The Lord buildeth up Jerusalem: he will gather together the
146:3. Who healeth the broken of heart, and bindeth up their bruises.
146:4. Who telleth the number of the stars: and calleth them all by
146:5. Great is our Lord, and great is his power: and of his wisdom
146:6. The Lord lifteth up the meek, and bringeth the wicked down even
146:7. Sing ye to the Lord with praise: sing to our God upon the harp.
146:8. Who covereth the heaven with clouds, and prepareth rain for the
146:9. Who giveth to beasts their food: and to the young ravens that
146:10. He shall not delight in the strength of the horse: nor take
146:11. The Lord taketh pleasure in them that fear him: and in them that
Psalms Chapter 147
The church is called upon to praise God for his peculiar graces and
147:12. Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem: praise thy God, O Sion.
147:13. Because he hath strengthened the bolts of thy gates, he hath
147:14. Who hath placed peace in thy borders: and filleth thee with the
147:15. Who sendeth forth his speech to the earth: his word runneth
147:16. Who giveth snow like wool: scattereth mists like ashes.
147:17. He sendeth his crystal like morsels: who shall stand before the
He sendeth his crystal... That is, his ice. Some understand it of hail,
147:18. He shall send out his word, and shall melt them: his wind shall
147:19. Who declareth his word to Jacob: his justices and his judgments
147:20. He hath not done in like manner to every nation: and his
Psalms Chapter 148
Laudate Dominum de caelis.
All creatures are invited to praise their Creator.
148:1. Praise ye the Lord from the heavens: praise ye him in the high
148:2. Praise ye him, all his angels, praise ye him, all his hosts.
148:3. Praise ye him, O sun and moon: praise him, all ye stars and
148:4. Praise him, ye heavens of heavens: and let all the waters that
148:5. Praise the name of the Lord. For he spoke, and they were made: he
148:6. He hath established them for ever, and for ages of ages: he hath
148:7. Praise the Lord from the earth, ye dragons, and all ye deeps:
148:8. Fire, hail, snow, ice, stormy winds, which fulfil his word:
148:9. Mountains and all hills, fruitful trees and all cedars:
148:10. Beasts and all cattle: serpents and feathered fowls:
148:11. Kings of the earth and all people: princes and all judges of the
148:12. Young men and maidens: let the old with the younger, praise the
148:13. For his name alone is exalted.
148:14. The praise of him is above heaven and earth: and he hath exalted
Psalms Chapter 149
The church is particularly bound to praise God.
149:1. Sing ye to the Lord a new canticle: let his praise be in the
149:2. Let Israel rejoice in him that made him: and let the children of
149:3. Let them praise his name in choir: let them sing to him with the
149:4. For the Lord is well pleased with his people: and he will exalt
149:5. The saints shall rejoice in glory: they shall be joyful in their
149:6. The high praises of God shall be in their mouth: and two-edged
149:7. To execute vengeance upon the nations, chastisements among the
149:8. To bind their kings with fetters, and their nobles with manacles
149:9. To execute upon them the judgment that is written: this glory is
Psalms Chapter 150
Laudate Dominum in sanctis.
An exhortation to praise God with all sorts of instruments.
150:1. Praise ye the Lord in his holy places: praise ye him in the
150:2. Praise ye him for his mighty acts: praise ye him according to the
150:3. Praise him with the sound of trumpet: praise him with psaltery
150:4. Praise him with timbrel and choir: praise him with strings and
150:5. Praise him on high sounding cymbals: praise him on cymbals of
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