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14 I will go forth in the strength of the Lord God: and will make mention of thy righteousness only.
15 Thou, O God, hast taught me from my youth up until now: therefore will I tell of thy wondrous works.
16 Forsake me not, O God, in mine old age, when I am gray-headed until I have shewed thy strength unto this generation, and thy power to all them that are yet for to come.
17 Thy righteousness, O God, is very high and great things are they that thou hast done; O God, who is like unto thee?
18 O what great troubles and adversities hast thou shewed me! and yet didst thou turn and refresh me: yea, and broughtest me from the deep of the earth again.
19 Thou hast brought me to great honour and comforted me on every side.
20 Therefore will I praise thee and thy faithfulness, O God, playing upon an instrument of musick: untó thee will I sing upon the harp, O thou Holy One of Israel.
21 My lips will be fain when I sing unto thee: and so will my soul whom thou hast delivered.
22 My tongue also shall talk of thy righteousness all the day long for they are confounded and brought unto shame that seek to do me evil.
PSALM 72. Deus, juilicium.
IVE the King thy judgements, O God and thy son.
2 Then shall he judge thy people according unto right and defend the poor.
3 The mountains also shall bring peace and the little hills righteousness unto the people.
4 He shall keep the simple folk by their right: defend the children of the poor, and punish the wrong doer.
5 They shall fear thee, as long as the sun and moon endureth from one generation to another.
6 He shall come down like the rain into a fleece of wool: even as the drops that water the earth.
7 In his time shall the righteous flourish : yea, and abundance of peace, so long as the moon endureth.
8 His dominion shall be also from the one sea to the other and from the flood unto the world's end.. 9 They that dwell in the wilderness shall kneel before him: his enemies shall lick the dust.
10 The kings of Tharsis and of the isles shall give presents the kings of Arabia and Saba shall bring gifts.
11 All kings shall fall down before him : all nations shall do him service.
12 For he shall deliver the poor when he crieth : the needy also, and him that hath no helper.
13 He shall be favourable to the simple and needy : and shall preserve the souls of the poor.
14 He shall deliver their souls from falshood and wrong and dear shall their blood be in his sight.
15 He shall live, and unto him shall be given of the gold of Arabia: prayer shall be made ever unto him, and daily shall he be praised.`
16 There shall be an heap of corn in the earth, high upon the hills his fruit shall shake like Li banus, and shall be green in the city like grass upon the earth.
17 His Name shall endure for ever; his Name shall remain under the sun among the posterities: which shall be blessed through him; and all the heathen shall praise him.
18 Blessed be the Lord God, even the God of Is rael: which only doeth wondrous things;
19 And blessed be the Name of his Majesty for ever: and all the earth shall be filled with his Majesty. Amen, Amen.'.
Quam bonus Israel!
RULY God is loving unto Israel: even unto such as are of a clean heart.
2 Nevertheless, my feet were almost gone : my treadings had well-nigh slipt.
3 And why? I was grieved at the wicked: I do also see the ungodly in such prosperity.
4 For they are in no peril of death: but are lusty and stronge
5 They come in no misfortune like other folk: neither are they plagued like other men.
6 And this is the cause that they are so holden with pride and overwhelmed with cruelty.
7 Their eyes swell with fatness: and they do even what they lust.
8 They corrupt other, and speak of wicked blasphemy: their talking is against the most High.
9 For they stretch forth their mouth unto the hea ven: and their tongue goeth through the world.
10 Therefore fall the people unto them: and thereout suck they no small advantage.
11 Tush, say they, how should God perceive it is there knowledge in the most High?
12 Lo, these are the ungodly, these prosper in the world, and these have riches in possession: and I said, Then have I cleansed my heart in vain, and washed mine hands in innocency.
13 All the day long have I been punished chastened every morning.
14 Yea, and I had almost said even as they : but lo, then I should have condemned the generation of thy children.
15 Then thought I to understand this: but it was too hard for me,
16 Until I went into the sanctuary of God: then understood I the end of these men ;
17 Namely, how thou dost set them in slippery places and castest them down, and destroyest them.
18 Oh, how suddenly do they consume : perish, and come to a fearful end!
19 Yea, even like as a dream when one awaketh: so shalt thou make their image to vanish out of the city.
20 Thus my heart was grieved and it went even through my reins.
21 So foolish was I, and ignorant : even as it were a beast before thee.
22 Nevertheless, I am alway by thee: for thou hast holden me by my right hand.
23 Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel : and after that receive me with glory.
24 Whom have I in heaven but thee: and there is none upon earth that I desire in comparison of thee. 25 My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.
26 For lo, they that forsake thee shall perish: thou hast destroyed all them that commit fornication against thee.
27 But it is good for me to hold me fast by God, to put my trust in the Lord God: and to speak of all thy works in the gates of the daughter of Sion...
PSALM 74. Ut quid, Deus?
GOD, wherefore art thou absent from us so long: is so against the sheep of thy
2 O think upon thy congregation; whom thou hast purchased, and redeemed of old.
3 Think upon the tribe of thine inheritance mount Sion, wherein thou hast dwelt.
4 Lift up thy feet, that thou mayest utterly destroy every enemy which hath done evil in thy sanctuary.
5 Thine adversaries roar in the midst of thy congregations and set up their banners for tokens.
6 He that hewed timber afore out of the thick trees; was known to bring it to an excellent work.
7 But now they break down all the carved work thereof: with axes and hammers.
8 They have set fire upon thy holy places: and have defiled the dwelling-place of thy Name, even unto the ground.
9 Yea, they said in their hearts, Let us make havock of them altogether: thus have they burnt up all the houses of God in the land.
10 We see not our tokens, there is not one prophet more: no, not one is there among us, that understandeth any more.
11 O God, how long shall the adversary do this dishonour how long shall the enemy blaspheme thy Name, for ever?
12 Why withdrawest thou thy hand: why pluckest thou not thy right hand out of thy bosom to consume the enemy?
13 For God is my King of old: the help that is done upon earth he doeth it himself.
14 Thou didst divide the sea through thy power: thou brakest the heads of the dragons in the waters.
15 Thou smotest the heads of Leviathan in pieces: and gavest him to be meat for the people in the wil. derness.
16 Thou broughtest out fountains and waters out of the hard rocks: thou driedst up mighty waters.
17 The day is thine, and the night is thine thou hast prepared the light and the sun.
18 Thou hast set all the borders of the earth: thou hast made summer and winter.
19 Remember this, O Lord, how the enemy bath
buked and how the foolish people hath blasphemed thy Name.
20 O deliver not the soul of thy turtle-dove unto the multitude of the enemies; and forget not the con. gregation of the poor for ever.
21 Look upon the covenant: for all the earth is full of darkness, and cruel habitations.
22 O let not the simple go away ashamed: but let the poor and needy give praise unto thy Name.
23 Arise, O God, maintain thine own cause: remember how the foolish man blasphemeth thee daily. 24 Forget not the voice of thine enemies the presumption of them that hate thee increaseth ever more and more.
PSALM 75. Confitebimur tibi.
NTO thee, O God, do we give thanks: yea, unto thee do we give thanks.
2 Thy Name also is so nigh: and that do thy wondrous works declare.
3 When I receive the congregation: I shall judge according unto right.
4 The earth is weak, and all the inhabiters thereof : I bear up the pillars of it.
5 I said unto the fools, Deal not so madly: and to the ungodly, Set not up your horn.
6 Set not up your horn on high and speak not with a stiff neck.
7 For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west: nor yet from the south.
8 And why? God is the Judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another.
9 For in the hand of the Lord there is a cup, and the wine is red: it is full mixed, and he poureth out of the same.
10 As for the dregs thereof all the ungodly of the earth shall drink them, and suck them out.
11 But I will talk of the God of Jacob him for ever.
12 All the horns of the ungodly also will I break : and the horns of the righteous shall be exalted. PSALM 76. Notus in Judæa.
his Name is great in Is
IN Jewry is God known