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cry unto thee in the day, and I complain before thee in the night;

2 Let my prayer come into thy presence; incline thine ear to my cry :

3 For my soul is full of trouble, and my life advanceth near to the grave.

4 I am accounted as one of those who are gone down to the pit; I am become like a man that hath no strength;

5 Like the dead I am esteemed, like the slain that lie in the sepulchre ; whom thou rememberest no more, and who are cut off from thy care.

6 Thou hast laid me in the lowest pit, in the place of darkness, and in the shadow of death.

7 Thine indignation presseth upon me ; and thou sinkest me ; with all thy


8 Thou hast removed mine acquaintance far from me ; thou hast made me an abomination unto them.

9 They confine me, that I cannot come forth : mine eye-sight faileth through affliction.

10 Every day I call upon thee, O JEHOVAH! I stretch out mine hands unto thee:

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grave; or thy truth in the midst of de struction ?

13 “Shall thy wonderful works be acknowledged in the region of darkness, and thy justice in the land where all things are forgotten ?”

14 When I cry unto thee, ó JEHOvah! and early in the morning my prayer cometh unto thee;

15 Wherefore, o' JEHOVAH! dost thou reject me, and hide thy countenance from me?

16 I have been afflicted and tormented from my youth; I have borne thy terrors, until I am exceedingly disturbed in mind.

17 Thy wrath hath passed over me; thy terrors have destroyed me :

18. They have surrounded me like water every day, they have entirely encompassed


19 My lovers and friends thou hast' removed far from me; mine acquaintance thou keepest from my sight.




O JEHOVAH! I will sing of thy mercies for ever ; with my mouth I will celebrate thy truth, from generation to generation.

2 Thy mercy was ordained for ever; thou didst fix the token of thy truth in the heavens : for thou, O JEHOVAH ! didst declare :

3 “I have made a covenant with my chosen ; I have sworn unto David my servant :

4 Saying, "I will confirm thy posterity for ever, while I establish thy throne from generation to generation.”

5 The heavens praise thy wonderful works, O JEHOVAH ! yea, thy faithfulness in the assembly of thy servants.

6 For who in heaven can be compared unto JEHOVAH ? Who among the gods is like unto JEHOVAH !

7 A GOD, feared in the assembly of the holy ones ; great and to be revered above all those who are around him ?

8 O JEHOVAH ! GOD of hosts! who is endued with power as thou art ? and thy faithfulness surroundeth thee.

9 Thou rulest the swelling of the sca; thou stillest the waves thereof, when they arise.

10 Like a mighty warrior, thou hast subdued Egypt ; thou hast dispersed thine enemies with thy powerful arın.

II The heavens are thine, and the earth is thine; thou laidest the foundation of the world, and all that it contains.

12 Thou didst create the north and the south ; Tabor and Herman rejoice in thy


13 Thou hast a mighty arm ; strong is thine hand, and exalted is thy righthand.

14 Justice and judgment are the basis of thy throne; mercy and truth go before thy face.

15 Happy are the people who know thee, O JEHOVAH! they walk in the light of thy countenance :

16 Through thy name they rejoice all the day, and through thy justice they exalt themselves.

17 For thou art the glory of their strength ; and thou exaltest iheir horn with thy favour.

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18 When our defence was from JehoVAH; and our dominion from the holy one of Israel :

19 Then thou didst speak in a vision to thy servants, and didst declare,—“[ have given help unto a man, I have exalted a youth from among the people:

20 “I have found David, my servant; with my holy oil have I anointed him ; 21 “Whom mine hand shall establish

h; yea, mine arm shall strengthen him;

22 “The enemy shall not oppress him ; neither shall the son of wickedoess afflict him.

23 “But I will destroy his enemies before his face, and I will smite those who hate him : 24 " And

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my mercy shall be with him, and through my name his horn shall be exalted :

25 “I have appointed his hand to rule over the sea, and his right-hand over the rivers.

26 " He shall call upon me, saying ; Thou art my father, my God, and the rock of my salvation." 27 “ Moreover, I will make him my

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