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12 The north and the south thou hast created them : Tabor and Hermon shall rejoice in thy name.
13 Thou hast a mighty arm : strong is thy hand, and high is thy right hand.
14 Justice and judgment are the habitation of thy throne : mercy and truth shall go before thy face.
15 Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O Lord, in the light of thy countenance.
16 In thy name shall they rejoice all the day; and in thy righteousness shall they be exalted.
17 For thou art the glory of their strength; and in thy favour our horn shall be exalted.
18 For the Lord is our defence; and the Holy One of Israel is our King.
iğ Then thou spakest in vision to thy Holy One, and saidst, I have laid help upon one that is mighty; I have exalted one chosen out of the people.
20 I have found David my servant ; with my holy oil have I anointed him:
21 With whom my hand shall be established; mine arm also shall strengthen him.
22 The enemy shall not exact upon him ; nor the son of wickedness afflict him.
23 And I will beat down his foes before his face, and plague them that hate him,
24 But my faithfulness and my mercy shall be with him; and in my name shall his horn be exalted.
25 I will set his hand also in the sea, and his right hand in the rivers.
26 He shall cry unto me, thou art my Father, my God, and the Rock of my salvation,
27 Also I will make him my first born, higher than the kings of the earth.
28 My mercy will I keep for him for evermore, and my covenant shall stand fast with him.
29 His seed also will I make to endure for ever, and his throne as the days of heaven.
30 If his children forsake my law, and walk not in my judgments;
31 If they break my statutes, and keep not my commandments;
32 Then will I visit their transgression with the rod, and their iniquity with
33. Nevertheless my loving-kindness will I not utterly take from him, nor suffer my faithfulness to fail, .
34 My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips.
35 Once have I sworn by my holiness, that I will not lie unto David.
36 His seed shall endure for ever, and his throne as the sun before me.
37 It shall be established for ever as the moon, and as a faithful witness in heaven. Selah.
38 But thou hast cast off and abhorred, thou hast been wroth with thine anointed,
39 Thou hast made void the covenant of thy servant; thou hast profaned his crown, by casting it to the ground.
40 Thou hast broken down all his hedges; thou hast brought his strong holds to ruin.
41 All that pass by the way spoil him : he is a reproach to his neighbours.
42 Thou hast set up the right hand of his adversaries; thou hast made all his enemies to rejoice.
43 Thou hast also turned the edge of his sword, and hast not made him to stand in the battle,
44 Thou hast made his glory to cease, and cast his throne down to the ground.
45 The days of his youth hast thou short. tened: thou hast covered him with shame. Selah,
46 How long, Lord ? wilt thou hide thyself for ever ? shall thy wrath burn like fire ?
47 Remember how short my time is : wherefore hast thou made all men in vain ?
48 What man is he that liveth, and shall not see death ? shall he deliver his soul from the hand of the grave ? Selah.
49 Lord, where are thy former lovingkindnesses, which thou swearest unto David in thy truth?
50 Remember, Lord, the reproach of thy servants; how I do bear in my bosom the reproach of all the mighty people ;
51 Wherewith thine enemies have reproached, O Lord; wherewith they have reproached the footsteps of thine anointed.
52 Blessed be the Lord for evermore. Amen, and Amen.
L place in all generations
ORD, thou hast been our dwelling2 Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.
3 Thou turnest man to destruction; and sayest, Return, ye children of men.
4 For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night.
5 Thou carriest them away as with a flood ; they are as a sleep: in the morning they are like grass which groweth up.
6 In the morning it flourisheth, and groweth up; in the evening it is cut down, and withereth.
7 For we are consumed by thine anger, and by thy wrath are we troubled.
8 Thou hast set our iniquities before thee, our secret sins in the light of thy countenance.