The Psalms are called by the Hebrews TEHILLIM, that is, hymns of praise. 
Special Note
The happiness of the just and the evil state of the wicked.
1Blessed is the man who has not walked in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stood in the way of sinners, nor sat in the chair of pestilence. 2But his will is in the Law of the LORD, and on His Law he shall meditate day and night. 3And he shall be like a tree which is planted near the running waters, which shall bring forth its fruit, in due season. And his leaf shall not fall off: and all whatsoever he shall do shall prosper.  4Not so the wicked, not so: but they are like the dust, which the wind drives from the face of the earth. 5Therefore the wicked shall not rise again in judgment: nor sinners in the council of the just. 6For the LORD knows the way of the just: and the way of the wicked shall perish.
The vain efforts of persecutors against Christ and His Church.

1 Why have the Gentiles raged, and the people devised vain things? 2 The kings of the earth stood up, and the princes met together, against the LORD and against His Christ. 3 Let us break Their bonds asunder; and let us cast away Their yoke from us. 4 He Who dwells in Heaven shall laugh at them; and the LORD shall deride them. 5 Then shall He speak to them in His Anger, and trouble them in His Rage. 6 But I am appointed King by Him over Zion His Holy Mountain, preaching His Commandment. 7 The LORD has said to Me; You are My Son, this day have I begotten You. 8 Ask of Me, and I will give You the Gentiles for Your inheritance, and the utmost parts of the earth for Your possession. 9 You shall rule them with a rod of iron, and shall break them in pieces like a potter's vessel. 10 And now, O kings, understand; receive instruction, you that judge the earth. 11 Serve  the LORD with fear; and rejoice unto Him with trembling. 12 Embrace discipline, lest at any time the LORD be angry, and you perish from the just way. 13 When His Wrath shall be kindled in a short time, blessed are all those who trust in Him.
The prophet's danger and delivery from his son Absalom: 
mystically, the Passion and Resurrection of Christ.
1 The psalm of David when he fled from the face of his son Absalom.
2 Why, O LORD, are they multiplied that afflict me? Many are they who rise up against me. 3 Many say to my soul; There is no salvation for him in his God. 4 But You, O LORD are my protector, my glory, and the lifter up of my head. 5 I have cried to the LORD with my voice; and He has heard me from His Holy Hill. 6I have slept and taken my rest; and I have risen up, because the LORD has protected me. 7 I will not fear thousands of the people, surrounding me; arise, O LORD; save me, O my God. 8 For You have struck all them who are my adversaries without cause; You have broken the teeth of sinners. 9 Salvation is of the LORD; and Your blessing is upon Your people.

The prophet teaches us to flee to God in tribulation, with confidence in Him.
1Unto the end, in verses. A Psalm of David.
2 When I called upon Him, the God of my justice heard me; when I was in distress, You have enlarged me. Have mercy on me; and hear my prayer. 3O you sons of men, how long will you be dull of heart? Why do you love vanity, and seek after lying? 4 Know also that the LORD has made His holy one wonderful; the LORD will hear me when I shall cry unto Him5 Be angry, and sin notthe things you say in your hearts, be sorry for them upon your beds.6 Offer up the sacrifice of justice, and trust in the LORD; many say, who shows us good things? 7 The light of Your Countenance O LORD, is signed upon us; You have given gladness in my heart. 8 By the fruit of their corn, their wine and oil, they are multiplied9 In peace in the selfsame I will sleep, and I will rest; 10 for You, O LORD, singularly have settled me in hope.

A prayer to God against the iniquities of men.
1 Unto the end, for her that obtains the inheritance. A psalm of David
2 Give ear, O LORD, to my words, understand my cry3  Hearken to the voice of my prayer, O my King and my God. 4 For to You will I pray; O LORD, in the morning You shall hear my voice. 5 In the morning I will stand before You, and will see; because You are not a God Who wills iniquity.  6 Neither shall the wicked dwell near You; nor shall the unjust abide before Your Eyes. 7 You hate all the workers of iniquity; You will destroy all that speak a lie. The bloody and the deceitful man the LORD will abhor. 8 But as for me in the multitude of Your Mercy, I will come into Your House; I will worship towards Your Holy Temple, in Your fear.  9 Conduct me, O LORD, in Your Justice; because of my enemies, direct my way in Your Sight.  10 for there is no truth in their mouth; their heart is vain. 11 Their throat is an open sepulcher; they dealt deceitfully with their tongues; judge them, O God. Let them fall from their devices; according to the multitude of their wickedness cast them out; for they have provoked You, O LORD12 But let all them be glad who hope in You; they shall rejoice forever, and You shall dwell in them. And all those who love Your Name shall glory in You; 13 For You will bless the just. O LORD, You have crowned us, as with a shield of Your good will. 1 For her that obtains the inheritance: That is, for the Church of Christ.
The First of 7 Penitential Psalms. (Pss.  6, 32, 38, 51, 102, 130, 143)
 A prayer of a penitent sinner, under the scourge of God.
1 Unto the end, in verses, a Psalm for David, for the octave.
2 O LORD, rebuke me not in Your indignation, nor chastise me in Your Wrath.  3 Have mercy on me, O LORD, for I am weak; heal me, O LORD, for my bones are troubled. 4 And my soul is troubled exceedingly; but You, O LORD, how long? 5 Turn to me, O LORD, and deliver my soul; O save me for Your Mercy's sake. 6 For there is no one in death, who is mindful of You; and who shall confess to You in the nether world?  7 I have labored in my groanings, every night I will wash my bed; I will water my couch with my tears. 8 My eye is troubled through indignation; I have grown old among all my enemies. 9 Depart from me, all you workers of iniquity; for the LORD has heard the voice of my weeping. 10 The LORD has heard my supplication; the LORD has received my prayer. 11 Let all my enemies be ashamed, and be very much troubled; let them be turned back, and be ashamed very speedily.  1 For the octave: That is, to be sung on an instrument of 8 strings. St. Augustine understands it mystically, of the last resurrection, and the world to come; which is, as it were, the octave, or 8th day, after the 7 days of this mortal life: and for this octave, sinners must dispose themselves, like David, by bewailing their sins, while they are here upon earth.


David, trusting in the justice of his cause,  prays for God's help against his enemies.

1 The psalm of David which he sung to the LORD for the words of Chusi the son of Jemini. [2 Sam 16.]

2  O LORD my God, in You have I put my trust; save me from all those who persecute me, and deliver me. 3 Lest at any time he seize upon my soul like a lion, while there is no one  to redeem me, nor to save. 4 O LORD my God, if I have done this thing, if there be iniquity in my hands; 5 If I have rendered to those who repaid me evils, let me deservedly fall empty before my enemies. 6 Let the enemy pursue my soul, and take it, and tread down my life on the earth, and bring down my glory to the dust. 7 Rise up, O LORD, in Your Anger; and be exalted in the borders of my enemies. And arise, O LORD my God, in the precept which You have commanded; 8 and a congregation of people shall surround You. And for their sakes return on high. 9 The LORD judges the people. Judge me, O LORD, according to my justice, and according to my innocence in me. 10 The wickedness of sinners shall be brought to nought; and You shall direct the just; the Searcher of hearts and reins is God. 11 Just is my help from the LORD; who saves the upright of heart. 12 God is a Just Judge, strong and patient; is He angry every day? 13 Unless you will be converted, He will brandish His sword; He has bent His bow and made it ready. 14 And in it He has prepared the instruments of death, He has made ready His arrows for those who burn15 Behold he has been in labor with injustice; he has conceived sorrow, and brought forth iniquity. 16 He has opened a pit and dug it; and he is fallen into the hole he made. 17 His sorrow shall be turned on his own head; and his iniquity shall comedown upon his crown. 18 I will give glory to the LORD according to His righteousness; and will sing to the Name of the LORD the Most High. [14] for those who burn: That is, against the persecutors of His saints.

God is wonderful in His works; especially in mankindsingularly exalted by the Incarnation of Christ.
1 Unto the end, for the presses; a psalm of David.
2 O LORD our LORD, how admirable is Your Name in the whole earth! For Your magnificence is elevated above the heavens. 3 Out of the mouth of infants and of sucklings You have perfected praise, because of Your enemies, that You may destroy the enemy and the avenger. 4 For I will behold Your Heavens, the works of Your Fingers; the moon and the stars which You have founded. 5 What is man that You are mindful of him; or the son of man that You visit him? 6 You have made him a little less than the Angels, You have crowned  him with glory and honor; 7 and have set him over the works of Your Hands. 8 You have subjected all things under his feet, all sheep and oxen; moreover the beasts also of the fields. 9 The birds of the air, and the fishes of the sea, that pass through the paths of the sea. 10 O LORD our LORD, how admirable is Your Name in all the  Earth!  [1] The presses: In Hebrew, Gittith, supposed to be a musical instrument.
The Church praises God for His protection against her enemies.
1 Unto the end, for the hidden things of the Son. A psalm for David.
2 I will give praise to You, O LORD, with my whole heart; I will relate all Your wonders. 3 I will be glad and rejoice in You; I will sing to Your Name, O Most High. 4 When my enemy shall be turned back; they shall be weakened and perish before Your Face. 5 For You have maintained my judgment and my cause; You have sat on the Throne, Who judges justice. 6 You have rebuked the Gentiles, and the wicked one has perished; You have blotted out their name forever and ever. 7 The swords of the enemy have failed unto the end; and their cities You have destroyed. Their memory has perished with a noise. 8 but the LORD remains forever. He has prepared His Throne in judgment; 9 and He shall judge the world in equity, He shall judge the people in justice. 10 And the LORD is a refuge for the poor; a helper in due time in tribulation. 11 And let them trust in You who know Your Name; for You have not forsaken those who seek You, O LORD. 12 Sing to the LORD, Who dwells in Zion; declare His ways among the Gentiles; 13 For requiring their blood He has remembered them; He has not forgotten the cry of the poor. 14 Have mercy on me, O LORD; see my humiliation that I suffer from my enemies. 15 You Who lift me up from the gates of death, that I may declare all Your praises in the gates of the daughter of Zion. 16 I will rejoice in Your Salvation; the Gentiles have stuck fast in the destruction that they have prepared. Their foot has been taken in the very snare that they hid. 17 The LORD shall be known when He executes judgments; the sinner has been caught in the works of his own hands. 18 The wicked shall be turned into hell, all the nations that forget God. 19 For the poor man shall not be forgotten to the end, the patience of the poor shall not perish forever. 20 Arise, O LORD, let not man be strengthened; let the Gentiles be judged in Your Sight. 21 Appoint, O LORD, a lawgiver over them; that the Gentiles may know themselves to be but men.  [1] The hidden things of the Son: The humility and sufferings of Christ, the Son of God; and of good Christians, who are His sons by adoption; are called hidden things, with regard to the children of this world, who know not the value and merit of them. 

A Prayer in Tribulation.
1 Why, O LORD, have You retired afar off? Why do You slight us in our wants, in the time of trouble? 2 While the wicked man is proud, the poor is set on fire: they are caught in the counsels that they devise. 3 For the sinner is praised in the desires of his soul: and the unjust man is blessed. 4 The sinner has provoked the LORD according to the multitude of his wrath he will not seek Him: 5 God is not before his eyes: his ways are filthy at all times. Your judgments are removed from his sight: he shall rule over all his enemies. 6 For he has said in his heart: I shall not be moved from generation to generation, and shall be without evil. 7 His mouth is full of cursing, and of bitterness, and of deceit: under his tongue are labor and sorrow. 8 He sits in ambush with the rich in private places, that he may kill the innocent. 9 His eyes are upon the poor man: he lies in wait in secret like a lion in his den. He lies in ambush that he may catch the poor man: to catch the poor, while he draws him to him. 10 In his net he will bring him down, he will crouch and fall, when he shall have power over the poor. 11 For he has said in his heart: God has forgotten, He has turned away His Face not to see to the end. 12 Arise, O LORD God, let Your Hand be exalted: forget not the poor. 13 Wherefore has the wicked provoked God? For he has said in his heart: He will not require it. 14 You see it, for You consider labor and sorrow: that You may deliver them into Your Hands. To You is the poor man left: You will be a helper to the orphan. 15 Break the arm of the sinner and of the malignant: his sin shall be sought, and shall not be found. 16 The LORD shall reign to eternity, yes, forever and ever: you Gentiles shall perish from His land. 17 The LORD has heard the desire of the poor: Your Ear has heard the preparation of their heart. 18 To judge for the fatherless and for the humble, that man may no more presume to magnify himself upon earth. 

PSALM 11   
The just man's confidence in God in the midst of persecutions.
1 Unto the end. A psalm for David.
 2  In the LORD I put my trust; how then do you say to my soul; Get away from hence to the mountain like a sparrow? 3 For, lo, the wicked have bent their bow; they have prepared their arrows in the quiver, to shoot in the dark the upright of heart. 4 For they have destroyed the things which You have made; but what has the just man done?  5 The LORD is in His Holy Temple; the LORD's Throne is in Heaven. His Eyes look on the poor man; His Eyelids examine the sons of men. 6 The LORD tries the just and the wicked; but he who loves iniquity hates his own soul. 7 He shall rain snares upon sinners; fire and brimstone and storms of winds shall be the portion of their cup.  8 For the LORD is just, and has loved justice; His Countenance has beheld righteousness.
 The prophet calls for God's help against the wicked.
1 Unto the end; for the octave, a psalm for David.
2 Save me, O LORD, for there is now no saint; truths are decayed from among the children of men. 3 They have spoken vain things everyone to his neighbor; with deceitful lips, and with a double heart have they spoken. 4 May the LORD destroy all deceitful lips, and the tongue that speaks proud things. 5 Who have said; We will magnify our tongue; our lips are our own; who is LORD over us? 6 By reason of the misery of the needy, and the groans of the poor, now will I  arise, said the LORD. I win set him in safety; I will deal confidently in his regard. 7 The Words of the LORD are pure words; as silver tried by the fire, purged from the earth refined 7 times. 8 You, O LORD, will preserve us, and keep us from this generation forever. 9 The wicked walk round about; according to Your Highness, You best multiplied the children of men.
 A Prayer in Tribulation.
1 Unto the end, a psalm for David.
How long, O LORD, will You forget me unto the end? How long do You turn away Your Face from me?  2 How long shall I take counsels in my soul, sorrow in my heart all day?  How long shall my enemy be exalted over me? 4 Consider, and hear me, O LORD my God. Enlighten my eyes that I never sleep in death; 5 lest at any time my enemy say; I have prevailed against him. They that trouble me will rejoice when I am moved; 6 but I have trusted in Your Mercy. My heart shall rejoice in Your Salvation; I will sing to the LORD, Who gives me good things; yes I will sing to the Name of the LORD the Most High.
The general corruption of man before our redemption by Christ.
1 Unto the end, a psalm for David.
The fool has said in his heart; There is no God, They are corrupt, and are become abominable in their ways; there is none that does good, no not one 2 The LORD has looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there be any that understand and seek God. 3 They are all gone aside, they are become unprofitable together; there is none that does good, no not one. Their throat is an open sepulcher; with their tongues they acted deceitfully; the poison of asps is under their lips. Their mouth is full of cursing and bitterness; their feet are swift to shed blood. Destruction and unhappiness in their ways, and the way of peace they have not known, there is no fear of God before their eyes. 4 Shall not all they know that work iniquity, who devour my people as they eat bread? 5 They have not called upon the LORD; there have they trembled for fear, where there was no fear. 6 For the LORD is in the just generation, you have confounded the counsel of the poor man, but the LORD is his hope. 7 Who shall give out of Zion the salvation of Israel? When the LORD shall have turned away the captivity of His people, Jacob shall rejoice and Israel shall be glad.

The kind of men who shall dwell in the heavenly Zion.
1 A psalm of David.
LORD, who shall dwell in Your Tabernacle? Or who shall rest in Your Holy Hill? 2 He who walks without blemish, and works justice; 3 He who speaks truth in his heart, who has not used deceit in his tongue; Nor has done evil to his neighbor; nor taken up a reproach against his neighbors. 4 In his sight the malignant is brought to nothing; but he glorifies those who fear the LORD. He who swears to his neighbor, and deceives not; 5 he who has not put out his money to usury, nor taken bribes against the innocent; He who does these things shall not be moved forever.
Christ's future victory and triumph over the world and death.
1 The inscription of a title to David himself.
Preserve me, O LORD, for I have put my trust in You. 2 I have said to the LORD, You are my God, for You have no need of my goods. 3 To the saints, who are in His land, He has made wonderful all my desires in them. 4 Their infirmities were multiplied; afterwards they made haste. I will not gather together their meetings for blood offerings; nor will I be mindful of their names by my lips. 5 The LORD is the portion of my inheritance and of my cup; it is You that will restore my inheritance to me. 6 The lines are fallen unto me in goodly places, for my inheritance is goodly to me. 7 I will bless the LORD, Who has given me understanding; moreover my reins also have corrected me even till night.  8 I set the LORD always in my sight, for He is at my right hand, that I be not moved. 9 Therefore my heart has been glad, and my tongue has rejoiced; moreover my flesh also shall rest in hope. 10 Because You will not leave my soul in hell; nor will then give Your Holy One to see corruption. 11 You have made known to me the ways of life, You shall fill me with joy with Your Countenance; at Your Right Hand are delights even to the end. [1] The inscription of a title: That is, of a pillar or monument, staylographia: which is as much as to say, that this psalm is most worthy to be engraved on an everlasting monument.
A just man's prayer in tribulation against the malice of his enemy.
1 The prayer of David.

Hear, O LORD, my justice; attend to my supplication. Give ear unto my prayer, which proceeds not from deceitful lips. 2 Let my judgment come forth from Your Countenance; let Your Eyes behold the things that are equitable. 3 You have proved my heart, and visited it by night, You have tried me by fire; and iniquity has not been found in me. 4 That my mouth may not speak the works of men; for the sake of the Words of Your lips, I have kept hard ways. 5 Perfect my goings in Your paths; that my footsteps be not moved. 6 I have cried to You, for You, O God, have heard me; O incline Your Ear unto me, and hear my words. 7 Show forth Your Wonderful Mercies; You Who save those who trust in You. 8 From those who resist Your Right Hand keep me, as the apple of Your Eye. Protect me under the shadow of Your wings 9 from the face of the wicked who have afflicted me. My enemies have surrounded my soul; 10 they have shut up their fat; their mouth has spoken proudly. 11 They have cast me forth and now they have surrounded me; they have set their eyes bowing down to the earth. 12 They have taken me, as a lion prepared for the prey; and as a young lion dwelling in secret places. 13 Arise, O LORD, disappoint him and supplant him; deliver my soul from the wicked one with Your sword 14 from the enemies of Your Hand. O LORD, divide them from the few of the earth in their life; their belly is filled from Your hidden stores. They are full of children; and they have left to their little ones the rest of their substance. 15 But as for me, I will appear before Your Sight in justice; I shall be satisfied when Your Glory shall appear.
 David's thanks to God for his delivery from all his enemies.
1 Unto the end, for David the servant of the LORD, who spoke to the LORD the words of this canticle, in the day that the LORD delivered him from the hands of all his enemies, and from the hand of Saul. [2 Sam 22.]
2 I will love You, O LORD, my strength; 3 The LORD is my Firmament, my Refuge, and my Deliverer. My God is my helper, and in Him will I put my trust. My protector and the horn of my salvation, and my support. 4 Praising I will call upon the LORD; and I shall be saved from my enemies. 5 The sorrows of death surrounded me; and the torrents of iniquity troubled me. 6 The sorrows of hell encompassed me; and the snares of death before me. 7 In my affliction I called upon the LORD, and I cried to my God; And He heard my voice from His Holy Temple; and my cry before Him came into His Ears. 8 The earth shook and trembled; the foundations of the mountains were troubled and were moved, because He was angry with them. 9 There went up a smoke in His Wrath; and a fire flamed from His Face; coals were kindled by it. 10 He bent the Heavens, and came down; and darkness was under His Feet. 11 And He ascended upon the Cherubim, and He flew; He flew upon the wings of the winds. 12 And He made darkness His covert, His pavilion round about Him; dark waters in the clouds of the air. 13 At the brightness that was before Him the clouds passed, hail and coals of fire. 14 And the LORD thundered from Heaven, and the Most High gave His Voice; hail and coals of fire. 15 And He sent forth His arrows, and He scattered them; He multiplied lightnings, and troubled them. 16 Then the fountains of waters appeared, and the foundations of the world were discovered; At Your rebuke, O LORD, at the blast of the Spirit of Your Wrath. 17 He sent from on high, and took me; and received me out of many waters. 18 He delivered me from my strongest enemies, and from those who hated me; for they were too strong for me. 19 They came up to me in the day of my affliction; and the LORD became my protector. 20 And He brought me forth into a large place; He saved me, because He was well pleased with me. 21 And the LORD will reward me according to my justice; and will repay me according to the cleanness of my hands; 22 Because I have kept the ways of the LORD; and have not done wickedly against my God. 23 For till His judgments are in my sight; and His justices I have not put away from me. 24 And I shall be spotless with Him; and shall keep myself from my iniquity. 25 And the LORD will reward me according to my justice; and according to the cleanness of my hands before His Eyes. 26 With the holy, You will be Holy; and with the innocent man You will be innocent. 27 And with the elect You will be elect; and with the perverse You will be perverted. 28 For You will save the humble people; but will bring down the eyes of the proud. 29 For You light my lamp, O LORD; O my God enlighten my darkness. 30 For by You I shall be delivered from temptation; and through my God I shall go over a wall. 31 As for my God, His way is undefiled; the Words of the LORD are fire tried; He is the protector of all who trust in Him.  32 For who is God but the LORD? or who is God but our God? 33 God Who has girt me with strength; and made my way blameless. 34 Who has made my feet like the feet of deer; and who set me upon high places. 35 Who teaches my hands to war; and You have made my arms like a brazen bow. 36 And You have given me the protection of Your Salvation; and Your Right Hand has held me up; And Your discipline has corrected me unto the end; and Your discipline shall teach me. 37 You have enlarged my steps under me; and my feet are not weakened. 38 I will pursue after my enemies, and overtake them; and I will not turn again till they are consumed. 39 I will break them, and they shall not be able to stand; they shall fall under my feet. 40 And You have girded me with strength unto battle; and have subdued under me those who rose up against me. 41 And You have made my enemies turn their back upon me, and have destroyed those who hated me. 42 They cried, but there was none to save them, to the LORD; but He heard them not. 43 And I shall beat them as small as the dust before the wind; I shall bring them to nought, like the dirt in the streets. 44 You will deliver me from the contradictions of the people; You will make me head of the Gentiles. 45 A people, which I knew not, has served me; at the hearing of the ear they have obeyed me. 46 The children that are strangers have lied to me, strange children have faded away, and have halted from their paths. 47 The LORD lives, and blessed be my God, and let the God of my salvation be exalted ; 48 O God, Who avenges me, and subdues the people under me, my deliverer from my enemies. 49 And You will lift me up above those who rise up against me; from the unjust man You will deliver me. 50 Therefore will I give glory to You, O LORD, among the nations, and I will sing a psalm to Your Name. 51 Giving
great deliverance to His king, and showing mercy to David His anointed ; and to his seed forever. 

PSALM  19 
 The Works of God show forth His Glory: His Law is greatly to be esteemed and loved.
1 Unto the end. A psalm for David.
2 The Heavens show forth the Glory of God, and the firmament declares the Work of His Hands. 3 Day to day utters speech, and night to night shows knowledge. 4 There are no speeches nor languages, where their voices are not heard. 5 Their sound has gone forth into all the earth; and their words unto the ends of the world. 6 He has set His Tabernacle in the sun; and He, as a bridegroom coming out of His bride chamber, has rejoiced as a giant to run the way; 7 His going out is from the end of heaven, And his circuit even to the end thereof; and there is no one who can hide himself from his heat. 8 The Law of the LORD is unspotted, converting souls; the Testimony of the LORD is faithful, giving wisdom to little ones. 9 The Justices of the LORD are right, rejoicing hearts; the Commandment of the LORD is lightsome, enlightening the eyes. 10 The Fear of the LORD is Holy, enduring forever and ever; the Judgments of the LORD are true, justified in themselves. 11 More to be desired than gold and many precious stones; and sweeter than honey and the honeycomb. 12 For Your servant keeps them, and in keeping them there is a great reward. 13 Who can understand sins? from my secret ones cleanse me, O LORD14 and from those of others spare Your servant. If they shall have no dominion over me, then shall I be without spot; and I shall be cleansed from the greatest sin. 15 And the words of my mouth shall be such as may please; and  the meditation of my heart always in Your Sight. O LORD, my Helper, and my Redeemer.

 A prayer for the king.
1 Unto the end. A psalm for David.
2May the LORD hear you in the day of tribulation; may the Name of the God of Jacob protect you. 3May He send you help from the sanctuary; and defend you out of Zion. 4May He be mindful of all your sacrifices; and may your whole burnt offering  be  made fat. 5May He give you according to your own heart; and confirm all your counsels. 6We will rejoice in your salvation; and in the Name of our God we shall be exalted. 7The LORD fulfill all your petitions; now have I known that the LORD has saved His Anointed. He will hear Him from His Holy Heaven; the salvation of His Right Hand is in powers. 8Some trust in chariots, and some in horses; but we will call upon the Name of the LORD our God. 9They are bound, and have fallen; but we are risen, and are set upright. O LORD, save the king; and hear us in the day that we shall call upon You.
 Praise to God for Christ's Exaltation after His Passion.
1  Unto the end. A psalm for David.
2 In Your strength, O LORD, the King shall joy; and in Your salvation He shall rejoice exceedingly. 3 You have given Him His Heart's desire; and have not withheld from Him the will of His lips. 4 For You have preceded Him with blessings of sweetness; You have set on His Head a crown of precious stones. 5 He asked life of You; and You have given Him length of days forever and ever. 6 His Glory is great in Your salvation; glory and great beauty shall You lay upon Him. 7 For You shall give Him to be a blessing forever and ever; You shall make Him joyful in gladness with Your Countenance. 8 For the King hopes in the LORD; and through the Mercy of the Most High He shall not be moved. 9 Let Your Hand be found by all Your enemies; let Your Right Hand find out all those who hate You. 10You shall make them as an oven of fire, in the time of Your Anger; the LORD shall trouble them in His Wrath, and fire shall devour them. 11Their fruit shall You destroy from the earth; and their seed from among the children of men. 12For they have intended evils against You; they have devised counsels which they have not been able to establish. 13For You shall make them turn their back; in Your remnants You shall prepare their face. 14Be exalted, O LORD, in Your own strength; we will sing and praise Your power.
 Christ's Passion: and the Conversion of the Gentiles.
Unto the end, for the morning protection, a psalm for David.
2 O God my God, look upon me; why have You forsaken me? Far from my salvation are the words of my sins. 3 O my God, I shall cry by day, and You will not hear; and by night, and it shall not be reputed as folly in me. 4 But You dwell in the Holy Place, the praise of Israel. 5 In You have our fathers hoped; they have hoped, and You have delivered them. 6 They cried to You, and they were saved; they trusted in You, and were not confounded. 7 But I am a worm, and no man; the reproach of men, and the outcast of the people. 8 All they that saw me have laughed me to scorn; they have spoken with the lips, and wagged the head. 9 He hoped in the LORD, let Him deliver him; let Him save him, seeing He delights in him. 10 For You are He that have drawn me out of the womb; my hope from the breasts of my mother. 11 I was cast upon You from the womb. From my mother's womb You are my God, 12 depart not from me. For tribulation is very near; for there is none to help me. 13 Many calves have surrounded me; fat bulls have besieged me. 14 They have opened their mouths against me, as a lion ravening and roaring. 15 I am poured out like water; and all my bones are scattered. My heart is become like wax melting in the midst of my bowels. 16 My strength is dried up like a potsherd, and my tongue has cleaved to my jaws; and You have brought me down into the dust of death. 17 For many dogs have encompassed me; the council of the malignant has besieged me. They have dug my hands and feet. 18 They have numbered all my bones. And they have looked and stared upon me. 19 They parted my garments among them; and upon my vesture they cast lots. 20 But You, O LORD, remove not Your help to a distance from me; look towards my defense. 21 Deliver, O God, my soul from the sword; my only one from the hand of the dog. 22 Save me from the lion's mouth; and my lowness from the horns of the unicorns. 23 I will declare Your Name to my brethren; in the midst of the Church will I praise You. 24 You that fear the LORD, praise Him; all you the seed of Jacob, glorify Him. 25 Let all the seed of Israel fear Him; because He has not slighted nor despised the supplication of the poor man. Neither has He turned away His Face from me; and when I cried to Him He heard me. 26 With You is my praise in a great Church; I will pay my vows in the sight of those who fear Him. 27 The poor shall eat and shall be filled; and they shall praise the LORD that seek Him; their hearts shall live forever and ever. 28 All the ends of the earth shall remember, and shall be converted to the LORD; And all the kindreds of the Gentiles shall adore in His Sight. 29 For the Kingdom is the LORD's; and He shall have dominion over the nations. 30 All the fat ones of the earth have eaten and have adored; all they that go down to the earth shall fall before Him. 31 And to Him my soul shall live; and my seed shall serve Him. 32 There shall be declared to the LORD a generation to come; and the heavens shall show forth His Justice to a people that shall be born, which the LORD has made. 
 God's spiritual benefits to faithful souls.
1 A psalm for David.

The LORD  is my Shepherd, I shall want nothing. 2He has set me in a place of pasture. He has brought me up, on the water of refreshment; 3He has converted my soul. He has led me on the paths of justice, for His own Name's sake. 4For though I should walk in the midst of the shadow of death, I will fear no evils, for You are with me. Your rod and Your staff, they have comforted me. 5You have prepared a table before me against those who afflict me. You have anointed my head with oil; and my chalice which inebriates me, how goodly is it! 6And Your Mercy will follow me all the days of my life. And that I may dwell in the House of the LORD unto length of days.   *[1] DR. Rules me: In Hebrew, Is my shepherd, viz., to feed, guide, and govern me.

Who are they who shall ascend to Heaven: Christ's triumphant Ascension there.

1 On the first day of the week, a psalm for David.
The earth is the LORD's and the fullness thereof; the world, and all they that dwell therein. 2For He has founded it upon the seas; and has prepared it upon the rivers. 3Who shall ascend into the Mountain of the LORD; or who shall stand in His Holy Place? 4The innocent in hands, and clean of heart, who has not taken his soul in vain, nor sworn deceitfully to his neighbor. 5He shall receive a Blessing from the LORD, and Mercy from God his Savior. 6This is the generation of those who seek Him, of those who seek the Face of the God of Jacob. 7Lift up your gates, O you princes, and be lifted up, O eternal gates; and the King of Glory shall enter in. 8Who is this King of Glory? the LORD Who is strong and mighty; the LORD mighty in battle. 9Lift up your gates, O you princes, and be lifted up, O eternal gates; and the King of Glory shall enter in. 10Who is this King of Glory? the LORD of hosts, He is the King of Glory. 
 A prayer for grace, mercy, and protection against our enemies.
1 Unto the end, a psalm for David.
To You, O LORD, have I lifted up my soul. 2In You, O my God, I put my trust; let me not be ashamed. 3Neither let my enemies laugh at me; for none of those who wait on You shall be confounded. 4 Let all them be confounded that do unjust things without cause. Show, O LORD, Your ways to me, and teach me Your paths. 5 Direct me in Your truth, and teach me; for You are God my Savior; and on You have I waited all day long. 6Remember, O LORD, Your Tender Heart of compassion; and Your Mercies that are from the beginning of the world. 7 The sins of my youth and my ignorances do not remember. According to Your Mercy remember me; for Your goodness' sake, O LORD. 8 The LORD is sweet and righteous; therefore He will give a law to sinners in the way. 9 He will guide the mild in judgment; He will teach the meek His ways. 10 All the Ways of the LORD are Mercy and Truth, to those who seek after His Covenant and His Testimonies. 11 For Your Name's sake, O LORD, You will pardon my sin; for it is great. 12 Who is the man who fears the LORD? He has appointed him a Law in the way He has chosen. 13 His soul shall dwell in good things; and his seed shall inherit the land. 14 The LORD is a firmament to those who fear Him; and His Covenant shall be made manifest to them. 15 My eyes are forever towards the LORD; for He shall pluck my feet out of the snare. 16 Look upon me, and have mercy on me; for I am alone and poor. 17 The troubles of my heart are multiplied; deliver me from my necessities. 18 See my abjection and my labor; and forgive me all my sins. 19 Consider my enemies for they are multiplied, and have hated me with an unjust hatred. 20 Keep my soul, and deliver me; I shall not be ashamed, for I have hoped in You. 21 The innocent and the upright have adhered to me; because I have waited on You. 22 Deliver Israel, O God, from all his tribulations.
David's prayer to God in his distress, to be delivered, that he may come to worship Him in His Tabernacle.
Unto the end, a psalm for David.
Judge me, O LORD, for I have walked in my innocence; and I have put my trust in the LORD, and shall not be weakened. 2Prove me, O LORD, and try me; burn my reins and my heart. 3For Your Mercy is before my eyes; and I am well pleased with Your Truth. 4I have not sat with the council of vanity; neither will I go in with the doers of unjust things. 5I have hated the assembly of the malignant; and with the wicked I will not sit. 6I will wash my hands among the innocent; and will encompass Your Altar, O LORD; 7That I may hear the voice of Your praise; and tell of all Your wondrous works. 8I have loved, O LORD, the beauty of Your House; and the place where Your Glory dwells. 9Take not away my soul, O God, with the wicked; nor my life with bloody men; 10In whose hands are iniquities; their right hand is filled with gifts. 11But as for me, I have walked in my innocence; redeem me, and have mercy on me. 12My foot has stood in the direct way; in the Churches I will bless You, O LORD.
David's faith and hope in God.
The psalm of David before he was anointed.
The LORD is my Light and my Salvation, whom shall I fear? The LORD is the protector of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? 2While the wicked draw near against me, to eat my flesh. My enemies who trouble me, have themselves been weakened, and have fallen. 3 If armies in camp should stand together against me, my heart shall not fear. If a battle should rise up against me, in this will I be confident. 4One thing I have asked of the LORD, this will I seek after; that I may dwell in the House of the LORD all the days of my life. That I may see the delight of the LORD, and may visit His Temple. 5For He has hidden me in His Tabernacle; in the day of evils, He has protected me in the secret place of His Tabernacle. 6He has exalted me upon a rock; and now He has lifted up my head above my enemies. I have gone round, and have offered up in His Tabernacle a sacrifice of jubilation; I will sing, and recite a Psalm to the LORD. 7Hear, O LORD, my voice, with which I have cried to You; have mercy on me and hear me. 8My heart has said to You; My face has sought You; Your Holy Face, O LORD, will I still seek. 9Turn not away Your Holy Face from me; do not in Your Wrath repel Your servant. Be my helper, forsake me not; do not despise me, O God my Savior. 10For my father and my mother have left me; but the LORD has taken me up. 11Set me, O LORD, a Law in Your Way, and guide me in the right path, because of my enemies. 12Deliver me not over to the will of those who trouble me; for unjust witnesses have risen up against me; and iniquity has lied to itself. 13I believe that I shall see the good things of the LORD in the land of the living. 14Expect the LORD, do manfully, and let your heart take courage, and wait for the LORD.

David's prayer that his enemies may not prevail over him.
1 A Psalm for David himself.
To You will I cry, O LORD; O my God, be not silent to me; lest if You be silent to me, I would become like those who go down into the pit. 2 Hear, O LORD, the voice of my supplication, when I pray to You; when I lift up my hands to Your Holy Temple. 3Draw me not away together with the wicked; and with the workers of iniquity destroy me not; who speak peace with their neighbor, but evils are in their hearts. 4Give them according to their works, and according to the wickedness of their inventions. According to the works of their hands give to them; render to them their reward. 5Because they have not understood the works of the LORD, and the operations of His Hands; You shall destroy them, and shall not build them up. 6Blessed be the LORD, for He has heard the voice of my supplication. 7The LORD is my helper and my protector; in Him has my heart confided, and I have been helped. And my flesh has flourished again, and with my will I will give praise to Him. 8The LORD is the strength of His people, and the protector of the salvation of His Anointed. 9Save, O LORD, Your people, and bless Your inheritance; and rule them and exalt them forever.
An invitation to glorify God, with a commemoration of His mighty works.
1 A Psalm for David, at the finishing of the Tabernacle.
Bring to the LORD, O you children of God; bring to the LORD the offspring of rams. 2 Bring to the LORD glory and  honor; bring to the LORD glory to His Name; adore the LORD in His Holy Court. 3The Voice of the LORD is upon the waters; the God of Majesty has thundered, The LORD is upon many waters. 4The Voice of the LORD is in power; the Voice of the LORD in magnificence. 5The Voice of the LORD breaks the cedars; yes, the LORD shall break the cedars of Lebanon. 6And shall reduce them to pieces, as a calf of Lebanon, and as the beloved son of unicorns.  7The Voice of the LORD divides the flame of fire; 8The Voice of the LORD shakes the desert; and the LORD shall shake the desert of Cades. 9The Voice of the LORD prepares the stags; and He will discover the thick woods; and in His Temple all shall speak His glory. 10The LORD makes the flood to dwell; and the LORD shall sit King forever. The LORD will give strength to His people; the LORD will bless His people with peace.  [6] Shall reduce them to pieces: In Hebrew, shall make them to skip like a calf. The psalmist here describes the effects of an earthquake or thunder (which he calls the Voice of the LORD) which sometimes breaks down the tallest and strongest trees; and makes their broken branches skip, etc. All this is to be understood mystically of the powerful Voice of God's Word in His Church; which has broken the pride of the great ones of this world, and brought many of them meekly and joyfully to submit their necks to the sweet yoke of Christ. 
PSALM  30 
 David praises God for His deliverance, and His merciful dealings with him.
1A Psalm of a canticle, at the dedication of David's house.
2 I will extol You, O LORD, for You have upheld me; and have not made my enemies to rejoice over me. 3 O LORD my God, I have cried to You, and You have healed me. 4 You have brought forth, O LORD, my soul from hell; You have saved me from those who go down into the pit. 5Sing to the LORD, O you His saints; and give thanks to His Holy Name. 6For Wrath is in His Indignation; and life in His Good Will. In the evening weeping shall have place, and in the morning gladness. 7And in my abundance I said; I shall never be moved. 8O LORD, in Your favor, You gave me majesty and strength. You turned away Your Face from me, and I became troubled. 9 To You, O LORD, will I cry; and I will make supplication to my God. 10What profit is there in my blood, while I go down to corruption? Shall dust confess to You, or declare Your truth? 11The LORD has heard, and has had mercy on me; the LORD became my helper. 12You have turned for me my mourning into joy; you have cut my sackcloth, and have encompassed me with gladness; 13To the end that my glory may sing to You, and I may not regret; O LORD my God, I will give praise to You forever.  
A prayer of a just man under affliction.
1 Unto the end, a Psalm for David, in an ecstasy.
2 In You, O LORD, have I hoped, Iet me never be confounded; deliver me in Your Justice. 3 Bow down Your Ear to me; make haste to deliver me. Be to me a God, a Protector, and a House of Refuge, to save me. 4 For You are my strength and my refuge; and for Your Name's sake You will lead me, and nourish me. 5 You will bring me out of this snare, which they have hidden for me; for You are my protector. 6 Into Your Hands I commend my spirit; You have redeemed me, O LORD, the God of truth. 7 You have hated those who regard vanities, to no purpose. But I have hoped in the LORD; 8 I will be glad and rejoice in Your Mercy. For You best regarded my humility, You have saved my soul out of distresses. 9 And You have not shut me up in the hands of the enemy; You have set my feet in a spacious place. 10 Have mercy on me, O LORD, for I am afflicted; my eye is troubled with wrath, my soul, and my belly; 11 For my life is wasted with grief; and my years in sighs. My strength is weakened through poverty and my bones are disturbed. 12 I am become a reproach among all my enemies, and very much to my neighbors; and a fear to my acquaintance. Those who saw me without fled from me. 13 I am forgotten as one dead from the heart. I am become as a vessel that is destroyed. 14 For I have heard the blame of many that dwell round about. While they assembled together against me, they consulted to take away my life. 15 But I have put my trust in You, O LORD; I said; You are my God. 16 My lots are in Your Hands. Deliver me out of the hands of my enemies; and from those who persecute me. 17 Make Your Face to shine upon Your servant; save me in Your Mercy. 18 Let me not be confounded, O LORD, for I have called upon You. Let the wicked be ashamed, and be brought down to hell. 19 Let deceitful lips be made dumb, which speak iniquity against the just, with pride and abuse. 20 O how great is the multitude of Your sweetness, O LORD, which You have hidden for those who fear You; which You have wrought for those who hope in You, in the sight of the sons of men. 21 You shall hide them in the secret of Your Face, from the disturbance of men. You shall protect them in Your Tabernacle from the contradiction of tongues. 22 Blessed be the LORD, for He has shown His Wonderful Mercy to me in a fortified city. 23 But I said in the excess of my mind; I am cast away from before Your Eyes. Therefore You have heard the voice of my prayer, when I cried to You. 24 O love the LORD, all you His saints; for the LORD will require truth, and will repay them abundantly that act proudly. 25 Do manfully, and let your heart be strengthened, all you that hope in the LORD
PSALM  32 
The 2nd of 7 Penitential Psalms. (6, 32, 38, 51, 102, 130, 143)
1 To David himself, understanding.
Blessed are those whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered. 2 Blessed is the man to whom the LORD has not imputed sin, and in whose spirit there is no guile. 3 Because I was silent my bones grew old; while I cried out all day long. 4 For day and night Your Hand was heavy upon me; I am turned in my anguish, while the thorn is fastened. 5 I have acknowledged my sin to You, and my injustice I have not concealed. I said I will confess against myself my injustice to the LORD; and You have forgiven the wickedness of my sin. 6 For this shall everyone who is holy pray to You in a seasonable time. And yet in a flood of many waters, they shall not come nigh unto him. 7 You are my refuge from the trouble which has encompassed me; my joy, deliver me from those who surround me. 8 "I will give you understanding, and I will instruct you in this way, in which you shall go; I will fix My Eyes upon you. 9 Do not become like the horse and the mule, who have no understanding. With bit and bridle bind fast their jaws, who come not near unto you." 10 Many are the scourges of the sinner, but mercy shall encompass him who hopes in the LORD. 11 Be glad in the LORD, and rejoice, you just, and glory, all you right of heart. [3] Because I was silent: That is, while I kept silence, by concealing, or refusing to confess my sins, Your Hand was heavy upon me, etc. [4] I am turned: That is, I turn and roll about in my bed to seek for ease in my pain while the thorn of Your justice pierces my flesh, and sticks fast in me. Or, I am turned: that is, I am converted to You, my God, by being brought to a better understanding by Your chastisements. In the Hebrew it is, my moisture is turned into the droughts of the summer. 
PSALM  33 
An exhortation to praise God, and to trust in Him.

1 A Psalm for David.
Rejoice in the LORD, O you just; praise becomes the upright. 2 Give praise to the LORD on the harp; sing to Him with the psaltery, the instrument of 10 strings. 3 Sing to Him a new canticle, sing well unto Him with a loud noise. 4 For the Word of the LORD is right, and all His works are done with faithfulness. 5 He loves mercy and judgment; the earth is full of the Mercy of the LORD. 6 By the Word of the LORD the Heavens were established; and all the power of them by the Spirit of His Mouth; 7 Gathering together the waters of the sea, as in a vessel; laying up the depths in storehouses. 8 Let all the earth fear the LORD, and let all the inhabitants of the world be in awe of Him. 9 For He spoke and they were made; He commanded and they were created. 10 The LORD brings to naught the counsels of nations; and He rejects the devices of people, and casts away the counsels of princes. 11 But the counsel of the LORD stands forever; the Thoughts of His Heart to all generations. 12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; the people whom He has chosen for His inheritance. 13 The LORD has looked from Heaven; He has beheld all the sons of men. 14 From His Habitation which He has prepared, He has looked upon all who dwell on the earth. 15 He Who has made the hearts of everyone of them; Who understands all their works. 16 The king is not saved by a great army; nor shall the giant be saved by his own great strength. 17 Vain is the horse for safety; neither shall he be saved by the abundance of his strength. 18 Behold the Eyes of the LORD are on those who fear Him; and on those who hope in His Mercy,  19 to deliver their souls from death; and feed them in famine. 20 Our soul waits for the LORD; for He is our helper and protector. 21 For in Him our heart shall rejoice; and in His Holy Name we have trusted. 22 Let Your Mercy, O LORD, be upon us, as we have hoped in You. 
An exhortation to the praise, and service of God.

1 For David, when he changed his countenance before Achimelech, who dismissed him, and he went his way. [1 Sam 21.]
2 I will bless the LORD at all times, His praise shall be always in my mouth. 3 In the LORD shall my soul be praised; let the meek hear and rejoice. 4 O magnify the LORD with me; and let us extol His Name together. 5 I sought the LORD, and He heard me; and He delivered me from all my troubles. 6 Come to Him and be enlightened; and your faces shall not be confounded. 7 This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him; and saved him out of all his troubles. 8 The Angel of the LORD shall encamp round about those who fear Him; and shall deliver them. 9 O taste, and see that the LORD is sweet; blessed is the man who hopes in Him. 10 Fear the LORD, all you His saints; for there is no want to those who fear Him. 11 The rich have wanted, and have suffered hunger; but those who seek the LORD shall not be deprived of any good. 12 Come, children, hearken to me; I will teach you the fear of the LORD. 13 Who is the man who desires life; who loves to see good days? 14 Keep your tongue from evil, and your lips from speaking guile. 15 Turn away from evil and do good; seek after peace and pursue it. 16 The Eyes of the LORD are upon the just; and His Ears unto their prayers. 17 But the Face of the LORD is against those who do evil things; to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth. 18 The just cried, and the LORD heard them; and delivered them out of all their troubles. 19 The LORD is nigh unto those who are of a contrite heart; and He will save the humble of spirit. 20 Many are the afflictions of the just; but out of them all will the LORD deliver them. 21 The LORD keeps all their bones, not one of them shall be broken. 22 The death of the wicked is very evil; and those who hate the just shall be guilty. 23 The LORD will redeem the souls of His servants; and none of those who trust in Him shall offend.
PSALM  35 
David, in the Person of Christ, prays against his persecutors:  prophetically foreshowing the punishments that shall fall upon them.

1 For David himself.
Judge, O LORD, those who wrong me; overthrow those who fight against me. 2Take hold of arms and shield; and rise up to help me. 3 Bring out the sword, and shut up the way against those who persecute me; say to my soul; "I am your Salvation." 4Let them be confounded and ashamed that seek after my soul. Let them be turned back and be confounded that devise against me. 5Let them become as dust before the wind; and let the Angel of the LORD drive them on. 6Let their way become dark and slippery; and let the Angel of the LORD pursue them. 7For without cause they have hidden their net for me unto destruction; without cause they have upbraided my soul. 8Let the snare which he knows not come upon him ; and let the net which he has hidden catch him; and into that very snare let them fall. 9But my soul shall rejoice in the LORD; and shall be delighted in His Salvation. 10All my bones shall say ; LORD, who is like to You; Who delivers the poor from the hand of those who are stronger than he; the needy and the poor from those who strip him. 11Unjust witnesses rising up have asked me things I knew not. 12They repaid me evil for good; to the depriving me of my soul. 13But as for me, when they were troublesome to me, I was clothed with haircloth. I humbled my soul with fasting; and my prayer shall be turned into my bosom. 14As a neighbor and as an own brother, so did I please; as one mourning and sorrowful so was I humbled. 15But they rejoiced against me, and came together; scourges were gathered together upon me, and I knew not. 16They were separated, and repented not; they tempted me, they scoffed at me with scorn ; they gnashed upon me with their teeth. 17LORD, when will You look upon me? rescue my soul from their malice; my only one from the lions. 18I will give thanks to You in a great Church; I will praise You in a strong people. 19Let not those who are my enemies wrongfully rejoice over me; who have hated me without cause, and wink with the eyes. 20For they spoke indeed peaceably to me; and speaking in the anger of the earth they devised guile. 21And they opened their mouth wide against me; they said; Well done, well done, our eyes have seen it. 22You have seen, O LORD, be not silent; O LORD, depart not from me. 23Arise, and be attentive to my judgment; to my cause, my God, and my LORD. 24Judge me, O LORD my God according to Your justice, and let them not rejoice over me. 25Let them not say in their hearts; It is well, it is well, to our mind; neither let them say; We have swallowed him up. 26Let them blush; and be ashamed together, who rejoice at my evils. Let them be clothed with confusion and shame, who speak great things against me. 27Let them rejoice and be glad, who are well pleased with my justice, and let them say always; The LORD be magnified, Who delights in the peace of His servant. 28Then my tongue shall meditate Your justice, Your praise all day long.      
PSALM  36 
The malice of sinners, and the goodness of God.

1 Unto the end, for the servant of God, David himself.

2 The unjust has said within himself, that he would sin; there is no fear of God before his eyes. 3 For in His Sight he has done deceitfully, that his iniquity may be found unto hatred. 4 The words of his mouth are iniquity and guile; he would not understand that he might do well. 5 He has  devised iniquity on his bed, he has set himself on every way that is not good; but evil he has not hated. 6 O LORD, Your Mercy is in Heaven, and Your truth reaches, even to the  clouds. 7 Your justice is as the Mountains of God, Your judgments are a great deep. Men and beasts You will preserve, O LORD; 8 O how have You multiplied Your Mercy, O God! The children of men shall put their trust under the covert of Your wings. 9 They shall be inebriated with the plenty of Your House; and You shall make them drink of the torrent of Your pleasure. 10 For with You is the fountain of life; and in Your light we shall see light. 11 Extend Your Mercy to those who know You, and Your Justice to those who are right in heart. 12 Let not the foot of pride come to me, and let not the hand of the sinner move me. 13 There the workers of iniquity are fallen, they are cast out, and could not stand.  [3] Unto hatred: That is, hateful to God.        

An exhortation to despise this world; and the short prosperity of the wicked; and to trust in Providence.
1A Psalm for David himself. 
Be not troubled over evildoers; nor envy those who work iniquity. 2For they shall shortly wither away as grass, and as the green herbs shall quickly fall. 3Trust in the LORD, and do good, and dwell in the land, and you shall be fed with its riches. 4Delight in the LORD, and He will give you the requests of your heart. 5Commit your way to the LORD, and trust in Him, and He will do it. 6And He will bring forth your justice as the light, and your judgment as the noonday. 7Be subject to the LORD and pray to Him Envy not the man who prospers in his way; the man who does unjust things. 8Cease from anger, and leave rage; be not vexed; it will only harm you. 9For the evildoers shall be cut off; but those who wait upon the LORD shall inherit the land. 10For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be; and you shall seek his place, and shall not find it. 11But the meek shall inherit the land, and shall delight in abundance of peace. 12The sinner shall watch the just man; and shall gnash upon him with his teeth. 13But the LORD shall laugh at him; for He foresees that his day shall come. 14The wicked have drawn out the sword; they have bent their bow, to cast down the poor and needy, to kill the upright of heart. 15Let their sword enter into their own hearts, and let their bow be broken. 16 Better is a little to the just, than the great riches of the wicked. 17For the arms of the wicked shall be broken in pieces; but the LORD strengthens the just. 18The LORD knows the days of undefiled; and their inheritance shall be forever. 19They shall not be confounded in the evil time; and in the days of famine they shall be filled; 20because the wicked shall perish. And the enemies of the LORD, presently after they shall be honored and exalted, shall come to nothing and vanish like smoke. 21The sinner shall borrow, and not pay again; but the just shows mercy and shall give. 22For such as bless Him shall inherit the land; but such as curse Him shall perish. 23With the LORD shall the steps of a man be directed, and He shall like well his way. 24When he shall fall he shall not be bruised, for the LORD puts His Hand under him. 25I have been young, and now am old; and I have not seen the just forsaken, nor his seed seeking bread. 26He shows mercy, and lends all the day long; and his seed shall be in blessing. 27Decline from evil and do good, and dwell forever and ever. 28For the LORD loves judgment, and will not forsake His saints; they shall be preserved forever. The unjust shall be punished, and the seed of the wicked shall perish. 29But the just shall inherit the land, and shall dwell therein forevermore. 30The mouth of the just shall meditate wisdom; and his tongue shall speak judgment. 31 The Law of his God is in his heart, and his steps shall not be supplanted. 32 The wicked watches the just man, and seeks to put him to death, 33 But the LORD will not leave in his hands; nor condemn him when he shall be judged. 34 Expect the LORD and keep His way; and He will exalt you to inherit the land; when the sinners shall perish you shall see. 35 I have seen the wicked highly exalted, and lifted up like the cedars of Lebanon. 36 And I passed by, and lo, he was not; and I sought him and his place was not found. 37 Keep innocence, and behold justice; for there are remnants for the peaceable man. 38 But the unjust shall be destroyed together; the remnants of the wicked shall perish. 39 But the Salvation of the Just is from the LORD, and He is their protector in the time of trouble. 40 And the LORD will help them and deliver them; and He will rescue them from the wicked, and save them, because they have hoped in Him.          
A prayer of a penitent for the remission of his sins.
 The 3rd of 7 Penitential Psalms.  (Pss 6, 32, 38, 51, 102, 130, 143)
                                                                                                1 A Psalm for David, for a remembrance of the Sabbath.
2 Rebuke me not, O LORD, in Your Indignation; nor chastise me in Your Wrath. 3 For Your arrows are fastened in me; and Your Hand has been strong upon me. 4 There is no health in my flesh, because of Your Wrath; there is no peace for my bones, because of my sins. 5 For my iniquities are gone over my head; and as a heavy burden are become heavy upon me. 6My sores are putrefied and corrupted, because of my foolishness. 7I am miserable, and am bowed down even to the end; I walked sorrowful all day long. 8For my loins are filled with illusions; and there is no health in my flesh. 9I am afflicted and humbled exceedingly; I roared with the groaning of my heart. 10 LORD, all my desire is before You, and my groaning is not hidden from You. 11 My heart is troubled, my strength has left me, and the light of my eyes itself is not with me. 12My friends and my neighbors have drawn near, and stood against me. And those who were near me stood afar off; 13 And those who sought my soul used violence. And those who sought evils to me spoke vain things, and studied deceits all the day long. 14But I, as a deaf man, heard not; and as a dumb man not opening his mouth. 15And I became as a man who hears not; and who has no reproofs in his mouth. 16 For in You, O LORD, have I hoped; You will hear me, O LORD my God. 17 For I said; Lest at anytime my enemies rejoice over me; and while my feet are moved, they speak great things against me. 18 For I am ready for scourges; and my sorrow is continually before me. 19 For I will declare my inequity; and I will think of my sin. 20 But my enemies live, and are stronger that I; and they hate me wrongfully are multiplied. 21 Those who render evil for good, have detracted me, because I followed goodness. 22 Forsake me not, O LORD my God; do not depart from me. 23 Attend unto my help, O LORD, the God of my salvation.   [1] For a remembrance: Viz., of our miseries and sins: and to be sung on the Sabbath day.          
A just man's peace and patience in his sufferings; considering the vanity of the world, and the Providence of God.
1 Unto the end, for Idithun himself, a canticle of David.
2 I said; I will take heed to my ways; that I sin not with my tongue. I have set guard to my mouth, when the sinner stood against me. 3 I was dumb, and was humbled, and kept silence from good things; and my sorrow was renewed. 4 My heart grew hot within me; and in my meditation a fire shall flame out. 5 I spoke with my tongue; O LORD, make me know my end. And what is the number of my days ; that I may know what is wanting to me. 6 Behold You have made my days measurable; and my substance is as nothing before You. And indeed all things are vanity; every man living. 7 Surely man passes as an image; yes, and he is disquieted in vain. He stores up; and he knows not for whom he shall gather these things. 8 And now what is my hope; is it not the LORD? And my substance is with You. 9 Deliver me from all my iniquities; You have made me a reproach to the fool. 10 I was dumb, and I opened not my mouth, because You have done it. 11 Remove Your scourges from me. The strength of Your Hand has made me faint in rebukes; 12 You have corrected man for iniquity. And You have made his soul to waste away like a spider; surely in vain is any man disquieted. 13 Hear my prayer, O LORD, and my supplication; give ear to my tears. Be not silent; for I am a stranger with You, and a sojourner as all my fathers were. 14 O forgive me, that I may be refreshed, before I go hence, and be no more.          
 Christ's coming, and redeeming mankind.
1 Unto the end, a Psalm for David himself.
2 With expectation I have waited for the LORD, and He was attentive to me. 3 And He heard my prayers, and brought me out of the pit of misery and the mire of dregs. And He set my feet upon a rock, and directed my steps. 4 And He put a new canticle into my mouth, a song to our God. Many shall see, and shall fear; and they shall hope in the LORD. 5 Blessed is the man whose trust is in the Name of the LORD; and who has not had regard to vanities, and lying follies. 6 You have multiplied Your Wonderful Works, O LORD my God; and in Your Thoughts there is no one like to You. I have declared and I have spoken they are multiplied above number. 7 Sacrifice and oblation You did not desire; but You have pierced ears for me. Burnt offering and sin offering You did not require; 8 then said I, Behold I come. In the head of the book it is written of me 9 that I should do Your Will; O my God, I have desired it, and Your Law in the midst of my heart. 10 I have declared Your Justice in a great Church, lo, I will not restrain my lips; O LORD, You know it. 11 I have not hid Your Justice within my heart; I have declared Your truth and Your salvation. I have not concealed Your Mercy and Your Truth from a great council. 12 Withhold not, O LORD, Your Tender Mercies from me; Your Mercy and Your Truth have always upheld me. 13 For evils without number have surrounded me; my iniquities have overtaken me, and I was not able to see. They are multiplied above the hairs of my head; and my heart has forsaken me. 14 Be pleased, O LORD, to deliver me, look down, O LORD, to help me. 15 Let them be confounded and ashamed together, who seek after my soul to take it away. Let them be turned backward and be ashamed who desire evils to me. 16 Let them immediately bear their confusion, who say to me; 'T is well, 't is well. 17 Let all that seek You rejoice and be glad in You; and let such as love Your salvation say always; The LORD be magnified. 18 But I am a beggar and poor; the LORD is careful for me. You are my helper and my protector; O my God, be not slack. [13] My iniquities: That is, the sins of all mankind, which I have taken upon me.  [16] Tis well: The Hebrew here is an interjection of insult and derision.        
The happiness of him who shall believe in Christ; notwithstanding the humility and poverty
 in which he shall come: the malice of his enemies, especially of the traitor judas. 

1 Unto the end, a Psalm for David himself.
2 Blessed is he who understands concerning the needy and the poor ; the LORD will deliver him in the evil day. 3 The LORD preserve him and give him life, and make him blessed upon the earth; and deliver him not up to the will of his enemies. 4The LORD help him on his bed of sorrow; You have turned all his couch in his sickness.  5I said; O LORD, be merciful to me; heal my soul, for I have sinned against You.  6My enemies have spoken evils against me; when shall he die and his name perish? 7And if he came in to see me, he spoke vain things; his heart gathered together iniquity to itself. He went out and spoke to the same purpose. 8 All my enemies whispered together against me; they devised evils to me. 9 They determined against me an unjust word; shall he who sleeps rise again no more? 10For even the man of peace, in whom I trusted, who ate my bread, has greatly supplanted me. 11But You, O LORD, have mercy on me, and raise me up again; and I will requite them.  12By this I know, that You have had a good will for me; because my enemy shall not rejoice over me. 13But You have upheld me by reason of my innocence; and have established me in Your Sight forever.  14Blessed be the LORD the God of Israel from eternity to eternity. Amen, and Amen.         
PSALM   42
The fervent desire of the just after God: hope in afflictions.
1 Unto the end, understanding for the sons of Core.
2 As the deer pants after the fountains of water; so my soul pants after You, O God. 3 My soul has thirsted after the strong living God; when shall I come and appear before the Holy Face of God? 4 My tears have been any bread day and night, while it is said to me daily; Where is your God? 5 These things I remembered, and poured out my soul in me; for I shall go over into the place of the wonderful Tabernacle, even to the House of God; With the voice of joy and praise; the noise of one feasting. 6 Why are you sad, O my soul; and why do you trouble me? Hope in God, for I will still give praise to Him; the salvation of my face, 7 and my God. My soul is troubled within myself; therefore will I remember You from the land of Jordan and Hermon, from the little hill. 8 Deep calls on deep, at the noise of Your flood-gates. All Your heights and Your billows have passed over me. 9 In the daytime the LORD has commanded His Mercy; and a canticle to Him in the night. With me is prayer to the God of my life. 10 I will say to God; You are my support. Why have You forgotten me; and why go I mourning, while my enemy afflicts me? 11 While my bones are broken, my enemies who trouble me have reproached me; While they say to me day by day; Where is your God? 12 Why are you cast down, O my soul? and why do you disquiet me? Hope in God, for I will still give praise to Him; the salvation of my countenance, and my God.          
The Prophet aspires after the Temple and Altar of God.
1 A Psalm for David.
Judge me, O God, and distinguish my cause from the nation that is not holy; deliver me from the unjust and deceitful man. 2 For You are God my strength. Why have You cast me off; and why do I go sorrowful while the enemy afflicts me? 3 Send forth Your light and Your truth; they have conducted me, and brought me unto Your Holy Hill, and into Your Tabernacles. 4 And I will go in to the Altar of God; to God Who gives joy to my youth. 5 To You, O God my God, I will give praise upon the harp; why are you sad, O my soul, and why do you disquiet me? 6 Hope in God, for I will still give praise to Him; the salvation of my countenance, and my God.               
 The Church commemorates former favors, and present afflictions; under which She prays for help.
1 Unto the end, for the sons of Core, to give understanding.
2 We have heard, O God, with our ears; our fathers have declared to us, The work, You have wrought in their days, and in the days of old. 3 Your Hand destroyed the Gentiles, and You planted them; You afflicted the people and casted them out. 4 For they did not get the possession of the land by their own sword; neither did their own arm save them. But Your Right Hand and Your Arm, and the light of Your Holy Face; because You were pleased with them. 5 You are Yourself my King and my God, Who commands the saving of Jacob. 6 Through You we will push down our enemies with the horn; and through Your Name we will despise those who rise up against us. 7 For I will not trust in my bow; neither shall my sword save me. 8 But You have saved us from those who afflict us; and have put them to shame who hate us. 9 In God shall we glory all the day long; and in Your Holy Name we will give praise forever. 10 But now You have cast us off, and put us to shame; and You, O God, will not go out with our armies. 11 You have made us turn our back to our enemies; and those who hated us plundered for themselves. 12 You have given us up like sheep to be eaten; You have scattered us among the nations. 13 You have sold Your people for no price; and there was no reckoning in the exchange of them. 14 You have made us a reproach to our neighbors, a scoff and derision to those who are round about us. 15You have made us a byword among the Gentiles; a shaking of the head among the people. 16All day long my shame is before me; and the confusion of my face has covered me, 17At the voice of him who reproaches and detracts me; at the face of the enemy and persecutor. 18 All these things have come upon us, yet we have not forgotten You; and we have not done wickedly in Your Covenant. 19 And our heart has not turned back; neither have You turned aside our steps from Your way. 20 For You have humbled us in the place of affliction; and the shadow of death has covered us. 21 If we have forgotten the Holy Name of our God, and if we have spread forth our hands to a strange god; 22 Shall not God search out these things; for He knows the secrets of the heart. Because for Your sake we are killed all day long; we are counted as sheep for the slaughter. 23 Arise, why sleep, O LORD? Arise, and cast us not off to the end. 24 Why turn Your Holy Face away; and forget our want and our trouble? 25 For our soul is humbled down to the dust; our belly cleaves to the earth. 26 Arise, O LORD, help us and redeem us for the sake of Your Holy Name.     

PSALM  45 

The excellence of Christ's Kingdom, and the endowments of His Church.

1 Unto the end, for those who shall be changed, for the sons of Core, for understanding. A canticle for the Beloved.

2 My heart has uttered a good word I speak my works to the King; My tongue is the pen of a scrivener that writes swiftly. 3 You are beautiful above the sons of men; grace is poured abroad in Your lips; therefore has God blessed You forever 4 Gird Your sword upon Your thigh, O You Most Mighty. 5 With Your comeliness and Your beauty set out, proceed prosperously, and reign. Because of truth and meekness and justice; and Your Right Hand shall conduct You wonderfully. 6 Your arrows are sharp; under You shall people fall, into the hearts of the King's enemies. 7 Your Throne, O God, is forever and ever; the scepter of Your Kingdom is a scepter of uprightness. 8 You have loved justice, and hated iniquity; therefore God, Your God, has anointed You with the oil of gladness above Your fellows. 9 Myrrh and stacte and cassia perfume Your garments, from the ivory houses; out of which 10the daughters of kings have delighted You in Your Glory. The Queen stood on Your Right Hand, in gilded clothing; surrounded with variety. 11 Hearken, O daughter, and see, and incline your ear; and forget your people and your father's house. 12 And the King shall greatly desire your beauty; for He is the LORD your God, and Him they shall adore. 13 And the daughters of Tyre with gifts, yes, all the rich among the people, shall entreat Your face. 14 All the glory of the King's daughter is within in golden borders, 15 clothed round about with varieties. After Her shall virgins be brought to the King; Her neighbors shall be brought to You. 16They shall be brought with gladness and rejoicing; they shall be brought into the Temple of the King. 17 Instead of your fathers, sons are born to you; you shall make them princes over all the earth. 18 They shall remember your Holy Name throughout all generations. Therefore shall people praise You forever; yes, forever and ever.  [1] For those who shall be changed: i. e., for souls happily changed, by being converted to God.-- Ibid.  [1] The Beloved: Viz., Our LORD Jesus Christ.        
The Church in persecution trusts in the Protection of God.

1 Unto the end, for the sons of Core, for the hidden.

2 Our God is our refuge and strength; a helper in troubles, which have found us exceedingly. 3 Therefore we will not fear, when the earth shall be troubled; and the mountains shall be removed into the heart of the sea. 4 Their waters roared and were troubled; the mountains were troubled with His strength. 5 The stream of the river makes the City of God joyful; the Most High has sanctified His own Tabernacle. 6 God is in the midst thereof, it shall not be moved; God will help it in the morning early. 7 Nations were troubled, and kingdoms were bowed down; He uttered His Voice, the earth trembled. 8 The LORD of armies is with us; the God of Jacob is our protector. 9 Come and behold the Works of the LORD; what Wonders He has done upon earth, 10 making wars to cease even to the end of the earth. He shall destroy the bow, and break the weapons; and the shield He shall burn in the fire. 11 Be still and see that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, and I will be exalted in the earth. 12 The LORD of armies is with us; the God of Jacob is our Protector.             
The Gentiles are invited to praise God for the establishment of the Kingdom of Christ.

1 Unto the end, for the sons of Core.

2 O clap your hands, all you nations; shout unto God with the voice of Joy, 3 For the LORD is high, magnificent; a great King over all the earth. 4 He has subdued the people under us; and the nations under our feet. 5 He has chosen for us His inheritance the beauty of Jacob, which He has loved. 6 God is ascended with jubilee, and the LORD with the sound of trumpet. 7 Sing praises to our God, sing; sing praises to our King, sing. 8 For God is the King of all the earth; sing wisely. 9 God shall reign over the nations; God sits on His Holy Throne. 10 The princes of the people are gathered together, with the God of Abraham; for the guardians of the earth belong unto God; He is greatly exalted.        
PSALM  48 
God is greatly to be praised for the establishment of His Church.

1 A Psalm of a canticle, for the sons of Core, on the second day of the week.

2Great is the LORD, and exceedingly to be praised in the City of our God, in His Holy Mountain. 3With the joy of the whole earth is Mount Zion founded, on the sides of the north, the City of the great king. 4In her houses shall God be known, when He shall protect her. 5For behold the kings of the earth assembled themselves; they gathered together. 6So they saw, and they wondered, they were troubled, they were moved; 7trembling took hold of them. There were pains as of a woman in labor. 8With a vehement wind you shall break in pieces the ships of Tarsus. 9 As we have heard, so have we seen, in the City of the LORD of hosts, in the City of our God; God has founded it forever. 10We have received Your Mercy, O God, in the midst of Your Temple. 11According to Your Holy Name, O God, so also is Your praise unto the ends of the earth; Your Right Hand is full of justice. 12Let Mount Zion rejoice, and the daughters of Judah be glad; because of Your judgments, O LORD. 13Surround Zion, and encompass her; tell in her towers. 14Set your hearts on her strength; and distribute her houses, that you may relate it in another generation. 15For this is God, our God unto eternity, and forever and ever; He shall rule us forevermore.          
The folly of worldlings, who live on in sin, without thinking of death or hell.

1 Unto the end, a Psalm for the sons of Core.

2 Hear these things, all you nations; give ear, all you inhabitants of the world. 3 All you that are earthborn, and you sons of men; both rich and poor together. 4 My mouth shall speak wisdom; and the meditation of my heart understanding. 5 I will incline my ear to a parable; I will open my proposition on the psaltery. 6 Why shall I fear in the evil day? The iniquity of my heel shall encompass me. 7 Those who trust in their own strength, and glory in the multitude of their riches, 8 No brother can redeem, nor shall man redeem; he shall not give to God his ransom, 9 Nor the price of the redemption of his soul; and shall labor forever, 10 and shall still live unto the end. 11 He shall not see destruction, when he shall see the wise dying; the senseless and the fool shall perish together; And they shall leave their riches to strangers; 12 and their sepulchers shall be their houses forever. Their dwelling places to all generations; they have called their lands by their names. 13 And man when he was in honor did not understand; he is compared to senseless beasts, and is become like to them. 14 This way of theirs is a stumbling block to them; and afterwards they shall delight in their mouth. 15 They are laid in hell like sheep; death shall feed upon them. And the just shall have dominion over them in the morning; and their help shall decay in hell from their glory. 16 But God will redeem my soul from the hand of hell, when He shall receive me. 17 Be not afraid, when a man shall be made rich, and when the glory of his house shall be increased. 18 For when he shall die he shall take nothing away; nor shall his glory descend with him. 19 For in his lifetime his soul will be blessed; and he will praise you when you shall do well to him. 20 He shall go in to the generations of his fathers; and he shall never see light. 21 Man when he was in honor did not understand; he has been compared to senseless beasts, and made like to them.      
The coming of Christ: Who prefers virtue and inward purity before the blood of victims.

1 A Psalm for Asaph.

The God of gods, the LORD has spoken; and He has called the earth. From the rising of the sun, to the going down thereof; 2out of Zion the loveliness of His beauty. 3God shall come manifestly; our God shall come, and shall not keep silence. A fire shall burn before Him; and a mighty tempest shall be round about Him. 4He shall call heaven from above, and the earth, to judge His people. 5 Gather together His saints to Him; Who set His Covenant before sacrifices. 6 And the Heavens shall declare His justice; for God is judge. 7 Hear, O my people, and I will speak; O Israel, and I will testify to you; I am God, your God. 8 I will not reprove you for your sacrifices; and your burnt offerings are always in My Sight. 9 I will not take calves out of your house; nor the goats out of your flocks. 10 For all the beasts of the woods are mine; the cattle on the hills, and the oxen. 11 I know all the fowls of the air; and with me is the beauty of the field. 12 If I should be hungry, I would not tell you; for the world is mine, and the fullness thereof. 13 Shall I eat the flesh of bullocks? or shall I drink the blood of goats? 14 Offer to God the sacrifice of praise; and pay your vows to the Most High. 15 And call upon Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify Me. 16 But to the sinner God has said; Why do you declare My justices, and take My Covenant in your mouth ? 17 Seeing you have hated discipline; and have cast My Words behind you. 18 If you saw a thief you ran with him; and with adulterers you have been a partaker. 19 Your mouth has abounded with evil, and your tongue framed deceits. 20 Sitting, you spoke against your brother, and laid a scandal against your mother's son; 21 these things have you done, and I was silent. You thought unjustly that I should be like to you; but I will reprove you, and set before your face. 22 Understand these things, you that forget God; lest He snatch you away, and there be none to deliver you. 23 The sacrifice of praise shall glorify Me; and there is the way by which I will show him the salvation of God.        
Miserere. The repentance and confession of David after his sin.
 The Fourth of 7 Penitential Psalms.(Pss.  6, 32, 38, 51, 102, 130, 143)

1 Unto the end, a Psalm of David, 2 when Nathan the prophet came to him after he had sinned with Bethsheba.

3 Have mercy on me, O God, according to Your great mercy. And according to the multitude of Your Tender Mercies blot out my iniquity. 4Wash me yet more from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. 5For I know my iniquity, and my sin is always before me. 6To You only have I sinned, and have done evil before You; that You may be justified in Your Words and may overcome when You are judged. 7For behold I was conceived in iniquities; and in sins my mother conceived me. 8For behold You have loved truth; the uncertain and hidden things of Your wisdom You have made manifest to me. 9You shall sprinkle me with hyssop, and I shall be cleansed; You shall wash me, and I shall be made whiter than snow. 10To my hearing You shall give joy and gladness; and the bones that have been humbled shall rejoice. 11Turn away Your Holy Face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities. 12 Create a pure heart in me, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. 13Cast me not away from Your Holy Face; and take not Your Holy Spirit from me. 14Restore unto me the joy of Your Salvation, and strengthen me with a perfect spirit. 15I will teach the unjust Your ways; and the wicked shall be converted to You. 16Deliver me from blood, O God, O God of my salvation; and my tongue shall extol Your justice. 17O LORD, You will open my lips; and my mouth shall declare Your praise. 18For if You had desired sacrifice, I would indeed have given it; with burnt offerings You will not be delighted. 19A sacrifice pleasing to God is an afflicted spirit; a contrite and humbled heart, O God, You will not despise. 20Deal favorably, O LORD, in Your good will with Zion; that the walls of Jerusalem may be built up. 21Then shall You accept the sacrifice of justice, oblations and whole burnt offerings; then shall they lay calves upon Your altar.   
David condemns the wickedness of Doeg, and foretells his destruction.

1 Unto the end, understanding for David, 2  when Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul David went to the house of Achimelech

3 Why do you glory in malice, you that are mighty in iniquity? 4 All the day long your tongue has devised injustice; as a sharp razor, you have wrought deceit. 5 You have loved malice more than goodness; and iniquity rather than to speak righteousness. 6 You have loved all the words of ruin, O deceitful tongue. 7 Therefore will God destroy you forever; He will pluck you out, and remove you from your dwelling place; and your root out of the land of the living. 8 The just shall see and fear, and shall laugh at him, and say; 9 Behold the man that made not God his helper; But trusted in the abundance of his riches; and prevailed in his vanity. 10 But I, as a fruitful olive tree in the House of God, have hoped in the Mercy of God forever, yes forever and ever. 11 I will praise You forever, because you have done it; and I will  wait on Your Name, for it is good in the sight of Your saints.   
The general corruption of man before the coming of Christ.

1 Unto the end, for Maeleth, understandings to David.

The fool said in his heart; There is no God. 2 They are corrupted, and become abominable in iniquities; there is none that does good. 3 God looked down from heaven on the children of men; to see if there were any that understood, or sought God. 4 All have gone aside, they are become unprofitable together, there is none that does good, no not one. 5 Shall not all the workers of iniquity know, who eat up my people as they eat bread? 6 They have not called upon God; there have they trembled for fear, where there was no fear. For God has scattered the bones of those who please men; they have been confounded, because God has despised them. 7 Who will give out of Zion the salvation of Israel? When God shall bring back the captivity of His people, Jacob shall rejoice, and Israel shall be glad. [1] Maeleth: Or Machalath. A musical instrument, or a chorus of musicians, for St. Jerome renders it, per chorum. [6] God has scattered the bones: That is, God has brought to nothing the strength of all those that seek to please men, to the prejudice of their duty to their Maker    
A prayer for help in distress.

1 Unto the end, In verses, understanding for David. 2 When the men of Ziph had come and said to Saul; Is not David hidden with us?

3 Save me, O God, by Your Holy Name, and judge me in Your strength. 4 O God, hear my prayer; give ear to the words of my mouth. 5 For strangers have risen up against me; and the mighty have sought after my soul; and they have not set God before their eyes. 6 For behold God is my helper; and the LORD is the protector of my soul. 7 Turn back the evils upon my enemies; and cut them off in Your truth. 8 I will freely sacrifice to You, and will give praise, O God, to Your Holy Name; because it is good; 9 For You have delivered me out of all trouble; and my eye has looked down upon my enemies.   
A prayer of a just man under persecution from the wicked. It agrees to Christ persecuted by the Jews, and betrayed by judas

1 Unto the end, in verses, understanding for David.

2Hear, O God, my prayer, and despise not my supplication; 3be attentive to me and hear me. I am grieved in my exercise; and am troubled, 4at the voice of the enemy, and at the tribulation of the sinner. For they have cast iniquities upon me; and in wrath they were troublesome to me. 5My heart is troubled within me; and the fear of death is fallen upon me. 6Fear and trembling have come upon me; and darkness has covered me. 7And I said; Who will give me wings like a dove, and I will fly and be at rest? 8Lo, I have gone far off flying away; and I abode in the wilderness. 9I waited for Him Who has saved me from pusillanimity of spirit, and a storm. 10Cast down, O  LORD, and divide their tongues; for I have seen iniquity and contradiction in the city. 11Day and night shall iniquity surround it upon its walls; and in the midst thereof are labor, 12and injustice. And usury and deceit have not departed from its streets. 13For if my enemy had reviled me, I would verily have borne with it. And if he who hated me had spoken great things against me, I would perhaps have hidden myself from him. 14But you a man of one mind, my guide, and my familiar, 15who did take sweetmeats together with me; in the House of God we walked with consent. 16Let death come upon them, and let them go down alive into hell. For there is wickedness in their dwellings; in the midst of them. 17But I have cried to God; and the LORD will save me. 18Evening and morning, and at noon I will speak and declare; and He shall hear my voice. 19He shall redeem my soul in peace from them that draw near to me; for among many they were with me. 20 God shall hear, and The Eternal shall humble them. For there is no change with them, and they have not feared God; 21 He has stretched forth His Hand to repay. They have defiled His Covenant, 22 they are divided by the Wrath Of His Countenance, and His Heart has drawn near. His words are smoother than oil, and 23 Cast your care upon the LORD, and He shall sustain you; He shall not suffer the just to waver forever. 24 But You, O God, shall bring them down into the pit of destruction. Bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days; but I will trust in You, O LORD. [16] Let death: This, and such like imprecations which occur in the psalms, are delivered prophetically; that is, by way of foretelling the punishments which shall fall upon the wicked from Divine justice, and approving the righteous ways of God: but not by way of ill will, or uncharitable curses, which the Law of God disallows. [19] Among many: That is, they that drew near to attack me were many in company all combined to fight against me. [22] They are divided: Dispersed, scattered, and brought to nothing, by the Wrath of God; Who looks with indignation on their wicked and deceitful ways.  
A prayer of David in danger and distress.

1 Unto the end, for a people that is removed at a distance from the sanctuary for David, for an inscription of a title (or pillar ) when the Philistines held him in Gath

2 Have mercy on me, O God, for man has trodden me under foot; all day long he has afflicted me fighting against me. 3 My enemies have trodden on me all day long; for they are many that make war against me. 4 From the height of the day I shall fear; but I will trust in You. 5 In God I will praise my words, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do against me. 6 All day long they detested my words; all their thoughts were against me unto evil. 7 They will dwell and hide themselves; they will watch my heel. As they have waited for my soul, 8 for nothing shall You save them; in Your Anger You shall break the people in pieces, O God, 9 I have declared to You my life; You have set my tears in Your Sight, As also in Your Promise. 10 Then shall my enemies be turned back. In whatsoever day I shall call upon You, behold I know You are my God. 11 In God will I praise the Word, in the LORD will I praise His Speech. In God have I hoped, I will not fear what man can do to me. 12 In me, O God, are vows to You, which I will pay, praises to You; 13 Because You have delivered my soul from death, my feet from falling; that I may walk in the Sight of God, in the light of the living.  [4] The height of the day: That is, even at noonday, when the sun is the highest, I am still in danger. [5] My words: The words or promises God has made in my favor. [8] For nothing shall You save them: That is, since they lie in wait to ruin my soul, You shall for no consideration favor or assist them, but execute Your justice upon them.     
PSALM  57 
The prophet prays in his affliction, and praises God for His deliverance.

1 Unto the end, destroy not, for David, for an inscription of a title, when he fled from Saul into the cave

2 Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy on me; for my soul trusts in You. And in the shadow of Your wings will I hope, until iniquity pass away. 3 I will cry to God the Most High; to God Who has done good to me.  4 He has sent from heaven and delivered me; He has made them a reproach who trod upon me. God has sent His Mercy and His truth, 5 and He has delivered my soul from the midst of the young lions. I slept troubled. The sons of men, whose teeth are weapons and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword. 6 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens, and Your glory above all the earth. 7 They prepared a snare for my feet; and they bowed down my soul. They dug a pit before my face, and they are fallen into it. 8 My heart is ready, O God, my heart is ready; I will sing, and rehearse a Psalm. 9 Arise, O my glory, arise psaltery and harp; I will arise early. 10 I will give praise to You, O LORD, among the people; I will sing a Psalm to You among the nations. 11 For Your mercy is magnified even to the heavens; and Your truth unto the clouds. 12 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; and Your glory above all the earth. [1] Destroy not: Permit me not to be destroyed.      
David reproves the wicked, and foretells their punishment.

1 Unto the end, destroy not, for David, for an inscription of a title.

2 If in very deed you speak justice; judge right things, you sons of men. 3 For in your heart you work iniquity; your hands forge injustice in the earth. 4 The wicked are alienated from the womb; they have gone astray from the womb; they have spoken false things. 5 Their madness is according to the likeness of a serpent; like the deaf asp that stops her ears; 6 Which will not hear the voice of the charmers; nor of the wizard that charms wisely. 7 God shall break in pieces their teeth in their mouth; the LORD shall break the grinders of the lions. 8 They shall come to nothing, like water running down; He has bent His bow till they are weakened. 9 Like wax that melts they shall be taken away; fire has fallen on them, and they shall not see the sun. 10 Before your thorns could know the brier; He swallowed them up, as alive, in His Wrath. 11 The just shall rejoice when he shall see the revenge; he shall wash his hands in the blood of the sinner. 12 And man shall say; If indeed there be fruit to the just; there is indeed a God that judges them on the earth. [10] Before your thorns: That is, before your thorns grow up, so as to become strong briers, they shall be overtaken and consumed by Divine Justice, swallowing them up, as it were, alive in His Wrath. [11] Shall wash his hands: Shall applaud the Justice of God, and take occasion from the consideration of the punishment of the wicked to wash and cleanse his hands from sin.    

A prayer to be delivered from the wicked, with confidence in God's help and protection. It agrees to Christ and His enemies.

1 Unto the end, destroy not, for David for an inscription of It title, when Saul sent and watched his house to kill him.

2 Deliver me from my enemies, O my God; and defend me from those who rise up against me. 3 Deliver me from those who work iniquity, and save me from bloody men. 4 For behold they have caught my soul; the mighty have rushed in upon me; 5 Neither is it my iniquity, nor my sin, O LORD; without iniquity have I run, and directed my steps. 6 Rise up to meet me, and behold; even You, O LORD, the God of hosts, the God of Israel. Attend to visit all the nations; have no mercy on all those who work iniquity. 7 They shall return at evening, and shall suffer hunger like dogs; and shall go round about the city. 8 Behold they shall speak with their mouth, and a sword is in their lips; for who has heard us, they say? 9 But You, O LORD, shall laugh at them; You shall bring all the nations to nothing. 10 O my strength for You I watch; for You are my protector; 11my God, His Mercy shall go before me. 12God shall let me see my desire over my enemies; slay them not, lest at any time my people forget. Scatter them by Your power; and bring them down, O LORD, my protector; 13For the sin of their mouth, and the word of their lips; and let them be taken in their pride. And for their cursing and lying they shall be talked of, 14when they are consumed; when they are consumed by Your Wrath, and they shall be no more. And they shall know that God will rule Jacob, and all the ends of the earth. 15They shall return at evening and shall suffer hunger like dogs; and shall go round about the city. 16They shall be scattered abroad to eat, and shall murmur if they are not filled. 17But I will sing of Your strength; and will extol Your Mercy in the morning. For You have become my support, and my refuge, in the day of my trouble. 18 Unto You, O my helper, will I sing, for You are God my defense; my God my Mercy.    
After many afflictions, the Church of Christ shall prevail.

1 Unto the end, for those who shall be changed, for the inscription of a title, to David himself, for doctrine, 2 when he set fire to Mesopotamia of Syria and Sobal and Joab returned and slew of Edom, in the vale of the saltpits, 12,000 men

3 O God, You have cast us off, and have destroyed us; You have been angry, and have had mercy on us. 4You have moved the earth, and have troubled it; heal the breaches thereof, for it has been moved. 5You have shown Your people hard things; You have made us drink wine of sorrow. 6You have given a warning to those who fear You; that they may flee from before the bow; That Your beloved may be delivered. 7Save me with Your Right Hand, and hear me. 8God has spoken in His Holy Place; I will rejoice, and I will divide Shechem; and will mete out the vale of Tabernacles. 9Gilead is Mine, and Manasses is Mine; and  Ephraim is the strength of My Head. Judah is My king; 10Moab is the pot of My hope. Into Edom will I stretch out My shoe; to Me the foreigners are made subject. 11Who will bring me into the strong city; who will lead me into Edom? 12 Will not You, O God, Who have cast us off; and will not You, O God, go out with our armies?  13 Give us help from trouble; for vain is the salvation of man. 14 Through God we shall do mightily; and He shall bring to nothing those who afflict us. [10] The pot of my hope: Or my watering pot. That is, a vessel for meaner uses, by being reduced to serve me, even in the meanest employments.-- Ibid.  [10] Foreigners: So the Philistines are called, who had no kindred with the Israelites; whereas the Edomites, Moabites, etc., were originally of the same family.      
A prayer for the coming of the Kingdom of Christ, which shall have no end.

1 Unto the end, in hymns, for David.

2 Hear, O God, my supplication; be attentive to my prayer, 3To You have I cried from the ends of the earth; when my heart was in anguish, You have exalted me on a rock. You have conducted me; 4for You have been my hope; a tower of strength against the face of the enemy. 5In Your Tabernacle I shall dwell forever; I shall be protected under the covert of Your wings. 6For You, my God, have heard my prayer; You have given an inheritance to those who fear Your Name. 7You will add days to the days of the king; his years even to generation and generation. 8He abides forever in the Sight of God; His Mercy and truth, who shall search?    9So will I sing a Psalm to Your Name forever and ever; that I may pay my vows from day to day. 
The Prophet encourages himself and all others to trust in God, and serve Him.

1 Unto the end, for Idithun, a Psalm of David.

2 Shall not my soul be subject to God? For from Him is my salvation. 3 For He is my God and my Savior; He is my Protector, I shall be moved no more. 4 How long do you rush in upon a man? you all kill, as if you were thrusting down a leaning wall, and a tottering fence. 5 But they have thought to cast away my price; I ran in thirst; they blessed with their mouth, but cursed with their heart. 6 But O my soul, be subject to God; for from Him is my patience. 7 For He is my God and my Savior; He is my helper, I shall not be moved. 8 In God is my salvation and my glory; He is the God of my help, and my hope is in God. 9 Trust in Him, all you congregation of people; pour out your hearts before Him. God is our helper forever. 10 But vain are the sons of men, the sons of men are liars in the balances; that by vanity they may together deceive. 11Trust not in iniquity, and cover not robberies; if riches abound, set not your heart upon them. 12God has spoken once, these 2 things have I heard, that Power belongs to God, 13 and Mercy to You, O LORD; for You will render to every man according to his works. [10] Are liars in the balances: They are so vain and light, that if they are put into the scales, they will be found to be of no weight; and to be mere lies, deceit, and vanity. Or, They are liars in their balances, by weighing things by false weights, and preferring the temporal before the eternal.     

The Prophet aspires after God.

1 A Psalm of David when he was in the desert of Edom.

2 O God, You are my God Whom I seek; for You my flesh pines and my soul thirsts like the earth, parched, lifeless and without water. 3 Thus I have gazed toward You in the Sanctuary to see Your Power and Your Glory. 4 For Your Mercy is better than life; my lips shall praise You. 5Thus will I bless You all my life long; and in Your Name I will lift up my hands. 6 Let my soul be filled as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise You with joyful lips. 7 If I have remembered You upon my bed, I will meditate on You in the morning; 8 because You have been my helper. And I will rejoice under the covert of Your wings; 9 my soul has stuck close to You; Your Right Hand has received me. 10 But they have sought my soul in vain, they shall go into the lower parts of the earth; 11They shall be delivered into the hands of the sword, they shall be the portions of foxes. 12 But the king shall rejoice in God, all they shall be praised that swear by Him; because the mouth is stopped of those who speak wicked things.     
A prayer in affliction, with confidence in God that He will bring to nought the scheming of persecutors.

1 Unto the end, a Psalm for David

 2 Hear, O God, my prayer, when I make supplication to You; deliver my soul from the fear of the enemy. 3 You have protected me from the assembly of the malignant; from the multitude of the workers of iniquity. 4 For they have whetted their tongues like a sword; they have bent their bow a bitter thing, 5 to shoot in secret the undefiled. 6 They will shoot at him suddenly, and will not fear; they are resolute in wickedness. They have talked of hiding snares; they have said; Who shall see them? 7 They have searched after iniquities; they have failed in their search. Man shall come to a deep heart; 8 and God shall be exalted. The arrows of children are their wounds; 9 and their tongues against them are made weak. All that saw them were troubled; 10 and every man was afraid. And they declared the works of God; and understood His doings. 11 The just shall rejoice in the LORD, and shall hope in Him; and all the upright in heart shall be praised. [7] A deep heart: That is, crafty, subtle, deep projects and designs; which nevertheless shall not succeed; for God shall be exalted in bringing them to nought by His Wisdom and Power. [8] The arrows of children are their wounds: That is, the wounds, stripes, or blows, they seek to inflict upon the just, are but like the weak efforts of children's arrows, which can do no execution: and their tongues, that is, their speeches against them come to nothing.     
A prayer in affliction, with confidence in God that He will bring to nought the scheming of persecutors.

1 Unto the end, a Psalm for David.

2 Hear, O God, my prayer, when I make supplication to You; deliver my soul from the fear of the enemy. 3 You have protected me from the assembly of the malignant; from the multitude of the workers of iniquity. 4 For they have whetted their tongues like a sword; they have bent their bow a bitter thing, 5 to shoot in secret the undefiled. 6 They will shoot at him suddenly, and will not fear; they are resolute in wickedness. They have talked of hiding snares; they have said; Who shall see them? 7 They have searched after iniquities; they have failed in their search. Man shall come to a deep heart; 8 and God shall be exalted. The arrows of children are their wounds; 9 and their tongues against them are made weak. All that saw them were troubled; 10 and every man was afraid. And they declared the works of God; and understood His doings. 11 The just shall rejoice in the LORD, and shall hope in Him; and all the upright in heart shall be praised. [7] A deep heart: That is, crafty, subtle, deep projects and designs; which nevertheless shall not succeed; for God shall be exalted in bringing them to nought by His Wisdom and Power. [8] The arrows of children are their wounds: That is, the wounds, stripes, or blows, they seek to inflict upon the just, are but like the weak efforts of children's arrows, which can do no execution: and their tongues, that is, their speeches against them come to nothing.     
                                PSALM  65                               
God is to be praised in His Church, to which all nations shall be called.

1 To the end, a Psalm of David. The canticle of Jeremiah and Ezechiel to the people of the captivity, when they began to go out.

2A Hymn, O God, becomes You in Zion; and a vow shall be paid to You in Jerusalem. 3O hear my prayer; all flesh shall come to You. 4The words of the wicked have prevailed over us; and You will pardon our transgressions. 5Blessed is he whom You have chosen and taken to You; he shall dwell in Your courts. We shall be filled with the good things of Your House; Holy is Your Temple, 6Wonderful in Justice. Hear us, O God our Savior, Who are the hope of all the ends of the earth, and in the sea afar off. 7You Who prepare the mountains by Your strength, being girded with power; 8Who trouble the depth of the sea, the noise of its waves. The Gentiles shall be troubled, 9and they who dwell in the uttermost borders shall be afraid at Your signs; You shall make the outgoings of the morning and of the evening to be joyful. 10You have visited the earth, and have plentifully watered it; You have many ways enriched it. The river of God is filled with water, You have prepared their food; for so is its preparation. 11Fill up plentifully the streams thereof, multiply its fruits; it shall spring up and rejoice in its showers. 12You shall bless the crown of the year of Your goodness; and Your fields shall be filled with plenty. 13The beautiful places of the wilderness shall grow fat; and the hills shall be girded about with joy, 14The rams of the flock are clothed, and the vales shall abound with corn; they shall shout, yes they shall sing a hymn. [1] Of the captivity: That is, the people of the captivity of Babylon. This is not in the Hebrew, but is found in the ancient translation of the Septuagint. 
Jubilate Deo. An invitation to praise God.

1 Unto the end, a canticle of a Psalm of the resurrection.

Shout with joy to God, all the earth, 2sing a Psalm to His Holy Name; give glory to His praise. 3Say unto God, How wonderful are Your works, O LORD! in the multitude of Your strength Your enemies shall lie to You. 4Let all the earth adore You, and sing to You; let it sing a Psalm to Your Holy Name. 5Come and see the works of God; Who is terrible in His counsels over the sons of men. 6Who turns the sea into dry land, in the river they shall pass on foot; there shall we rejoice in Him. 7Who by His power rules forever; His Eyes behold the nations; let not those who provoke Him be exalted in themselves. 8O bless our God, you Gentiles; and make the voice of His praise to be heard. 9Who has set my soul to live; and has not suffered my feet to be moved; 10For You, O God, have proved us; You have tried us by fire, as silver is tried. 11You have brought us into a net, You have laid afflictions on our back; 12You have set men over our heads. We have passed through fire and water, and You have brought us out into a refreshment. 13I will go into Your House with burnt offerings; I will pay You my vows, 14which my lips have uttered, And my mouth has spoken, when I was in trouble. 15I will offer up to You holocausts full of marrow, with burnt offerings of rams; I will offer to You bullocks with goats. 16Come and hear, all you who fear God, and I will tell you what great things He has done for my soul. 17 I cried to Him with my mouth; and I extolled Him with my tongue. 18Were I to cherish wickedness in my heart, the LORD would not hear me. 19But has God heard me, and has attended to the voice of my supplication. 20Blessed be God, Who has not turned away my prayer, nor His Mercy from me.             
A prayer for the propagation of the Church.

1 Unto the end, in, hymns, a Psalm of a canticle for David.

2May God have mercy on us, and bless us; may He cause the light of His Holy Face to shine upon us, and may He have mercy on us. 3That we may know Your way upon earth; Your salvation in all nations. 4Let people confess to You, O God; let all people give praise to You. 5Let the nations be glad and rejoice; for You judge the people with justice, and direct the nations upon earth. 6Let the people, O God, confess to You; let all the people give praise to You; 7the earth has yielded her fruit. May God, our God bless us, 8may God bless us; and all the ends of the earth fear Him.       
The glorious establishment of the Church of the New Testament, prefigured by the benefits bestowed on the people of Israel.
1 Unto the end, a Psalm of a canticle for David himself.
2Let God arise, and let His enemies be scattered; and let those who hate Him flee from before His Face. 3As smoke vanishes, so let them vanish away; as wax melts before the fire, so let the wicked perish at the Presence of God. 4And let the just feast, and rejoice before God; and be delighted with gladness. 5Sing to God, sing a Psalm to His Holy Name, make a way for Him Who ascends upon the west; the LORD is His Name. Rejoice before Him; but the wicked shall be troubled at His Presence, 6Who is the father of orphans, and the judge of widows. God in His Holy Place; 7God Who makes men of one manner to dwell in a house; Who brings out those who were bound in strength; in like manner those who provoke, that dwell in sepulchers. 8O God, when You went forth in the sight of Your people, when You passed through the desert; 9The earth was moved, and the Heavens dropped at the Presence of the God of Sinai, at the Presence of the God of Israel. 10You shall set aside for Your inheritance a free rain, O God; and it was weakened, but You have made it perfect. 11In it shall Your animals dwell; in Your sweetness, O God, You have provided for the poor. 12The LORD shall give the Word to them that preach good tidings with great power. 13The King of Powers is of the beloved, of the beloved; and the beauty of the house shall divide spoils. 14If you sleep among the midst of lots, you shall be as the wings of a dove covered with silver, and the hinder parts of her back with the paleness of gold. 15When He Who is in Heaven appoints kings over her, they shall be whited with snow in Salmon. 16The Mountain of God is a fat mountain. A curdled mountain, a fat mountain. 17Why suspect, you curdled mountains? A mountain in which God is well pleased to dwell; for there the LORD shall dwell unto the end. 18The chariot of God is attended by 10 thousands; thousands of those who rejoice; the LORD is among them in Sinai, in the Holy Place. 19You have ascended on high, You have led captivity captive; You have received gifts in men. Yes for those also that do not believe, the dwelling of the LORD God. 20Blessed be the LORD day by day; the God of our salvation will make our journey prosperous to us. 21Our God is the God of salvation; and of the LORD, of the LORD are the issues from death. 22But God shall break the heads of His enemies; the hairy crown of those who walk on in their sins. 23The LORD said; I will turn them from Basan, I will turn them into the depth of the sea; 24That your foot may be dipped in the blood of your enemies; the tongue of your dogs be red with the same. 25They have seen Your goings, O God, the goings of my God; of my King Who is in His Sanctuary. 26Princes went before joined with singers, in the midst of young damsels playing on timbrels. 27In the Churches bless God the LORD, from the fountains of Israel. 28There is Benjamin a youth, in ecstasy of mind. The princes of Judah are their leaders; the princes of Zebulon, the princes of Naphtali. 29Command Your strength, O God; confirm, O God, what You have wrought in us. 30From Your Temple in Jerusalem, kings shall offer presents to You. 31Rebuke the wild beasts of the reeds, the congregation of bulls with the cattle of the people; who seek to exclude them who are tried with silver. Scatter the nations that delight in wars; 32ambassadors shall come out of Egypt; Ethiopia shall soon stretch out her hands to God. 33Sing to God, you kingdoms of the earth; sing to the LORD; Sing to God, 34Who mounts above the Heaven of heavens, to the east. Behold He will give to His Voice the Voice of Power; 35give glory to God for Israel, His magnificence, and His power is in the clouds. 36God is wonderful in His saints; the God of Israel is He Who will give power and strength to His people. Blessed be God.  [5] Who ascends upon the west: Super occasum. St. Gregory understands it of Christ, Who after His going down, like the sun, in the west, by His Passion and Death, ascended more glorious, and carried all before Him. St. Jerome renders it, who ascends, or comes up, through the deserts. [7] Of one manner: That is, agreeing in faith, unanimous in love, and following the same manner of discipline. It is verified in the servants of God, living together in His House, which is the Church. 1 Tim. 3. 15.-- Ibid.  [7] those who were bound: The Power and Mercy of God appears in His bringing out of their captivity those that were strongly bound in their sins: and in restoring to His grace those whose behavior had been most provoking; and who by their evil habits were not only dead, but buried in their sepulchers. [10] A free rain: the manna, which rained plentifully from heaven, in favor of God's inheritance, that is, of His people Israel: which was weakened indeed under a variety of afflictions, but was made perfect by God; that is, was still supported by Divine Providence, and brought on to the Promised Land. It agrees particularly to the Church of Christ His true inheritance, which is plentifully watered with the free rain of heavenly grace; and through many infirmities, that is, crosses and tribulations, is made perfect, and fitted for eternal glory. [11] In it: That is, in this Church, which is Your fold and Your inheritance, shall Your animals, Your sheep, dwell: where You have plentifully provided for them. [12] To them that preach good tidings: Evangelizantibus. That is, to the preachers of the gospel; who receiving the Word from the LORD, shall with great power and efficacy preach throughout the world the glad tidings of a Savior, and of eternal salvation through Him. [13] The King of Powers: That is, the Almighty King, the LORD of hosts, is of the beloved, of the beloved; that is, is on the Side of Christ, His Most Beloved Son: and His Beautiful House, viz., the Church, in which God dwells forever, shall by her spiritual conquests divide the spoils of many nations. The Hebrew (as it now stands pointed) is thus rendered, The kings of armies have fled, they have fled, and she that dwells at home (or the beauty of the house) shall divide the spoils. [14] If you sleep among the midst of lots: (intermedios cleros), Viz., in such dangers and persecutions, as if your enemies were casting lots for your goods and persons: or in the midst of the lots, (intermedios terminos, as St. Jerome renders it,) that is, upon the very bounds or borders of the dominions of your enemies: you shall be secure nevertheless under Divine protection; and shall be enabled to fly away, like a dove, with glittering wings and feathers shining like the palest and most precious gold; that is, with great increase of virtue, and glowing with the fervor of charity. [15] Kings over her: That is, pastors and rulers over His Church, viz., the Apostles and their successors. Then by their ministry shall men be made whiter than the snow which lies on the top of the high mountain Salmon. [16] The Mountain of God: The Church, which, Isa. 2. 2, is called The Mountain of the House of the LORD upon the top of mountains. It is here called a fat and a curdled mountain; that is to say, most fruitful, and enriched by the spiritual gifts and graces of the Holy Spirit. [17] Why suspect, you curdled mountains?: Why do you suppose or imagine there may be any other such curdled mountains? You are mistaken: the mountain thus favored by God is but one; and this same He has chosen for His Dwelling forever.  [18] The chariot of God: Descending to give His Law on Mount Sinai: as also of Jesus Christ His Son, ascending into Heaven, to send from thence the Holy Spirit, to publish His New Law, is attended with 10 thousands, that is, with an innumerable multitude of joyful angels. [19] Led captivity captive: Carrying away with You to heaven those who before had been the captives of satan; and receiving from God the Father gifts to be distributed to men; even to those who were before unbelievers. [21] The issues from death: The LORD alone is master of the issues, by which we may escape from death. [23] I will turn them from Basan: I will cast out my enemies from their rich possessions, signified by Basan, a fruitful country; and I will drive them into the depth of the sea: and make such a slaughter of them, that the feet of My servants may be dyed in their blood, etc.  [25] Your goings: Your ways, Your proceedings, by which You  formerly took possession of the promised land in favor of Your people; and shall afterwards of the whole world, which You shall subdue to Your Son. [26] Princes: The Apostles, the first converters of nations; attended by numbers of perfect souls, singing the divine praises, and virgins consecrated to God. [27] From the fountains of Israel: From whom both Christ and His apostles sprung. By Benjamin, the holy fathers on this place understand St. Paul, who was of that tribe, named here a youth, because he was the last called to the apostleship. By the princes of Judah, Zebulon, and Naphtali, we may understand the other apostles, who were of the tribe of Judah; or of the tribes of Zebulon, and Naphtali, where our LORD began to preach, Matt 4:13, etc. [29] Command Your strength: Give orders that Your strength may be always with us. [31] Rebuke the wild beasts of the reeds: or the wild beasts, which lie hid in the reeds. That is, the devils, who hide themselves in order to surprise their prey. Or by wild beasts, are here understood persecutors, who, for all their attempts against the Church, are but as weak reeds, which cannot prevail against them who are supported by the strength of the Almighty. The same are also called the congregation of bulls (from their rage against the Church) who assemble together all their kine, that is, the people their subjects, to exclude if they can, from Christ and His inheritance, His constant confessors, who are like silver tried by fire.  [32] Ambassadors shall come: It is a prophecy of the conversion of the Gentiles, and by name of the Egyptians and Ethiopians. [34] To the east: From Mount Olivet, which is on the east side of Jerusalem.-- Ibid. [34] The Voice of Power: That is, He will make His Voice to be a powerful Voice: by calling from death to life, such as were dead in mortal sin: as at the last day He will by the power of His Voice call all the dead from their graves.      
 PSALM  69
Christ in His Passion declares the greatness of His Sufferings, and the malice of His persecutors; and foretells their reprobation.
 1 Unto the end, for those who shall be changed; for David.
2SAVE me, O God; for the waters are come in even unto my soul. 3I stick fast in the mire of the deep; and there is no sure standing. I am come into the depth of the sea; and a tempest has overwhelmed me. 4I have labored with crying; my jaws are become hoarse; my eyes have failed, while I hope in my God. 5They are multiplied above the hairs of my head, who hate me without cause. My enemies are grown strong who have wrongfully persecuted me; then I paid that which I took not away. 6O God, You know my foolishness and my offences are not hidden from You; 7Let not them be ashamed for me, who look for You, O LORD, the LORD of hosts. Let them not be confounded on my account, who seek You, O God of Israel. 8Because for Your sake I have borne reproach; shame has covered my face. 9I am become a stranger to my brethren, and an alien to the sons of my mother. 10For the zeal of Your House has eaten me up; and the reproaches of those who reproached You are fallen upon me. 11And I covered my soul in fasting; and it was made a reproach to me. 12And I made haircloth my garment; and I became a byword to them. 13Those who sat in the gate spoke against me; and those who drank wine made me their song. 14But as for me, my prayer is to You, O LORD; for the time of Your good pleasure, O God. In the multitude of Your Mercy hear me, in the truth of Your Salvation. 15Draw me out of the mire, that I may not stick fast; deliver me from those who hate me, and out of the deep waters. 16Let not the tempest of water drown me, nor the deep swallow me up; and let not the pit shut her mouth upon me. 17Hear me, O LORD, for Your Mercy is kind; look upon me according to the multitude of Your Tender Mercies. 18And turn not away Your Holy Face from Your servant; for I am in trouble, hear me speedily. 19Attend to my soul, and deliver it; save me because of my enemies. 20You know my reproach, and my confusion, and my shame. 21In Your Sight are all those who afflict me; my heart has expected reproach and misery. And I looked for one who would grieve together with me, but there was none; and for one who would comfort me, and I found none. 22And they gave me gall for my food, and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink. 23Let their table become as a snare before them, and a recompense, and a stumbling block. 24Let their eyes be darkened that they see not; and their back bent down always. 25Pour out Your Indignation upon them; and let Your Wrathful Anger take hold of them. 26Let their habitation be made desolate; and let there be none to dwell in their tabernacles. 27Because they have persecuted him whom You have smitten; and they have added to the grief of my wounds. 28Add iniquity upon their iniquity; and let them not come into Your Justice. 29Let them be blotted out of the Book of the Living; and with the just let them not be written. 30But I am poor and sorrowful; Your Salvation, O God, has set me up. 31I will praise the Name of God with a canticle; and I will magnify Him with praise. 32And it shall please God better than a young calf, that brings forth horns and hoofs. 33Let the poor see and rejoice; seek God, and your soul shall live. 34For the LORD has heard the poor; and has not despised His prisoners. 35Let the Heavens and the earth praise Him; the sea, and everything that creeps therein. 36For God will save Zion, and the cities of Judah shall be built up. And they shall dwell there, and acquire it by inheritance. 37And the seed of His servants shall possess it; and those who love His Holy Name shall dwell therein.  [1] For them that shall be changed: A Psalm for Christian converts, to remember the Passion of Christ. [2] The waters: Of afflictions and sorrows. My Soul is sorrowful even unto death. Matt. 26:38. [5] I pay that which I took not away: Christ in His Passion made restitution of what He had not taken away, by suffering the punishment due to our sins, and so repairing the injury we had done to God.  [6] My foolishness and my offences: which my enemies impute to me: or the follies and sins of men, which I have taken upon myself. [12] haircloth, also known as sackcloth: The Brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel is currently unrecognizable as a hair cloth or sackcloth due to having been reduced in size to the size of a postage stamp.  They used to be much larger.  But anyone can make their own of proper size out of brown 100% wool yarn or cloth. Wool from brown sheep are colorfast. [23] Let their table: What here follows in the style of an imprecation, is a prophecy of the wretched state to which reprobate sinners should be reduced in punishment of their willful obstinacy. [36] Zion: The Catholic Church. The cities of Juda, etc., her places of worship, which shall be established throughout the world. And there, viz., in this Church of Christ, shall His servants dwell, etc.  
A prayer in persecution.
1 Unto the end, a Psalm for David, to bring to remembrance that the LORD saved him.
2O God, come to my assistance; O LORD, make haste to help me. 3Let them be confounded and ashamed that seek my soul; 4Let them be turned backward, and blush for shame that desire evils to me; Let them be presently turned away blushing for shame that say to me; 'T is well, 't is well. 5Let all that seek You rejoice and be glad in You; and let such as love Your Salvation say always; The LORD be magnified. 6But I am needy and poor; O God, help me. You are my helper and my deliverer; O LORD, make no delay. [4] Tis well, tis well: Euge, euge. St. Jerome renders it, vah, vah! which is the voice of one insulting and deriding. Some understand it as a detestation of deceitful flatterers.  
   PSALM  71
A prayer for perseverance.
1 A Psalm for David. Of the sons of Jonadab, and the former captives.
In You, O LORD, I have hoped, let me never be put to shame; 2deliver me in Your justice, and rescue me. Incline Your Ear unto me, and save me. 3Be to me a God, a protector, and a place of strength; that You may make me safe. For You are my firmament and my refuge. 4Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the sinner, and out of the hand of the transgressor of the law and of the unjust. 5For You are my patience, O LORD; my hope, O LORD, from my youth; 6By You have I been confirmed from the womb; from my mother's womb You are my protector. Of You shall I continually sing; 7I have become unto many as a wonder, but You are a strong helper. 8Let my mouth be filled with praise, that I may sing Your glory; Your greatness all day long. 9Cast me not off in the time of old age; when my strength shall fail, do not forsake me. 10For my enemies have spoken against me; and those who watched my soul have consulted together, 11Saying; God has forsaken him; pursue and take him, for there is none to deliver him. 12O God, be not far from me; O my God, make haste to my help. 13Let them be confounded and come to nothing that detract my soul; let them be covered with confusion and shame that seek my hurt. 14But I will always hope; and will add to all Your praise. 15My mouth shall show forth Your justice; Your salvation all day long. Because I have not known learning16I will enter into the powers of the LORD; O LORD, I will be mindful of Your justice alone. 17You have taught me, O God, from my youth; and till now I will declare Your wonderful works. 18And unto old age and grey hairs; O God, forsake me not, until I show forth Your Arm to all the generation that is to come; Your power, 19and Your justice, O God, even to the highest great things You have done; O God, who is like to You? 20How great troubles have You shown me, many and grievous; and turning You have brought me to life, and have brought me back again from the depths of the earth; 21You have multiplied Your magnificence; and turning to me You have comforted me. 22For I will also confess to You Your truth with the instruments of psaltery; O God, I will sing to You with the harp, You Holy One of Israel. 23My lips shall greatly rejoice, when I shall sing to You; and my soul which You have redeemed. 24Yes and my tongue shall meditate on Your justice all day; when they shall be confounded and put to shame that seek evils to me. [1] Of the sons of Jonadab: The Rechabites, of whom see Jer. 35. By this addition of the 72 interpreters, we gather that this Psalm was usually sung in the synagogue, in the person of the Rechabites, and of those who were first carried away into captivity.  [15] Learning: As much as to say, I build not upon human learning, but only on the power and justice of God.
A Prophecy of the coming of Christ, and of His Kingdom:
prefigured by Solomon and his happy reign.

1 A Psalm on Solomon.

2Give to the king Your judgment, O God; and to the king's Son Your justice; To judge Your people with justice, and Your poor with judgment. 3Let the mountains receive peace for the people; and the hills justice. 4He shall judge the poor of the people, and He shall save the children of the poor; and He shall humble the oppressor. 5And He shall continue with the sun, and before the moon, throughout all generations. 6He shall come down like rain upon the fleece; and as showers falling gently upon the earth. 7In His days shall justice spring up, and abundance of peace, till the moon be taken away. 8And He shall rule from sea to sea, and from the river unto the ends of the earth. 9Before Him the Ethiopians shall fall down; and His enemies shall lick the ground. 10The kings of Tarsis and the islands shall offer presents; the kings of the Arabians and of Saba shall bring gifts; 11And all kings of the earth shall adore Him; all nations shall serve Him. 12For He shall deliver the poor from the mighty; and the needy that had no helper. 13He shall spare the poor and needy; and He shall save the souls of the poor. 14He shall redeem their souls from usuries and iniquity; and their names shall be honorable in His Sight. 15And He shall live, and to Him shall be given of the gold of Arabia, for Him they shall always adore; they shall bless Him all day. 16And there shall be a firmament on the earth on the tops of mountains, above Lebanon shall the fruit thereof be exalted; and they of the city shall flourish like the grass of the earth. 17Let His Name be blessed forevermore; His Name continues before the sun. And in Him shall all the tribes of the earth be blessed; all nations shall magnify Him. 18Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, Who alone does wonderful things. 19And blessed be the Name of His Majesty forever; and the whole earth shall be filled with His Majesty. Amen. Amen. 20The praises of David, the son of Jesse, are ended. [16] A firmament on the earth: This may be understood of the Church of Christ, ever firm and visible: and of the flourishing condition of its congregation. [20] Are ended: By this it appears that this Psalm, though placed here, was in order of time the last of those which David composed. 
PSALM   73 
The temptation of the weak, upon seeing the prosperity of the wicked, is overcome
by the consideration of the Justice of God, Who will quickly render to everyone according to his works.

1 A Psalm for Asaph.

How good is God to Israel, to those who are of a right heart! 2But my feet were almost moved; my steps had well nigh slipped. 3Because I had a zeal on occasion of the wicked, seeing the prosperity of sinners. 4For there is no regard to their death, nor is there strength in their stripes. 5They are not in the labor of men; neither shall they be scourged like other men. 6Therefore pride has held them fast; they are covered with their iniquity and their wickedness. 7Their iniquity has come forth, as it were from fatness; they have passed into the affection of the heart. 8They have thought and spoken wickedness; they have spoken iniquity on high. 9They have set their mouth against heaven; and their tongue has passed through the earth.  10Therefore will my people return here and full days shall be found in them. 11And they said; How does God know; and is there knowledge in the Most High? 12Behold these are sinners; and yet abounding in the world they have obtained riches. 13And I said; Then have I in vain justified my heart, and washed my hands among the innocent. 14And I have been scourged all day; and my chastisement has been in the mornings. 15If I said; I will speak thus; behold I should condemn the generation of Your children. 16I studied that I might know this thing, it is a labor in my sight; 17Until I go into the Sanctuary of God, and understand concerning their last end. 18But indeed for deceits You have put it to them; when they were lifted up You have cast them down. 19How are they brought to desolation? They have suddenly ceased to be; they have perished by reason of their iniquity. 20As  the dream of those who awake, O LORD; so in Your city You shall bring their image to nothing. 21For my heart has been inflamed, and my reins have been changed; 22and I am brought to nothing, and I knew not. 23I am become as a beast before You; and I am always with You. 24You have held me by my right hand; and by Your will You have conducted me, and with Your glory You have received me. 25For what have I in heaven? And besides You what do I desire upon earth? 26For You my flesh and my heart has fainted away; You are the God of my heart, and the God that is my portion forever. 27For behold those who go far from You shall perish; You have destroyed all those who are disloyal to You. 28But it is good for me to adhere to my God, to put my hope in the LORD God; That I may declare all Your praises, in the gates of the daughter of Zion.  [7] Fatness: Abundance and temporal prosperity, which has encouraged them in their iniquity: and made them give themselves up to their irregular affections. [10] Return here: The weak among the servants of God, will be apt often to return to this thought, and will be shocked when they consider the full days, that is, the long and prosperous life of the wicked; and will be tempted to make the reflections against providence which are set down in the following verses.  [15] If I said: That is, if I should indulge such thoughts as these.  [18] You have put it to them: In punishment of their deceits, or for deceiving them, You have brought evils upon them in their last end, which, in their prosperity they never apprehended.      
PSALM   74 
A prayer of the Church under grievous persecutions.

1 Understanding for Asaph.

O God, why have You cast us off unto the end; why is Your Wrath enkindled against the sheep of Your pasture? 2Remember Your congregation, which You have possessed from the beginning. The scepter of Your inheritance which You have redeemed; Mount Zion in which You have dwelt. 3Lift up Your Hands against their pride unto the end; see what things the enemy has done wickedly in the Sanctuary. 4And those who hate You have made their boasts, in the midst of Your solemnity. They have set up their ensigns for signs, 5and they knew not both in the going out and on the highest top. As with axes in a wood of trees, 6they have cut down at once the gates thereof, with axe and hatchet they have brought it down. 7They have set fire to Your Sanctuary; they have defiled the dwelling place of Your Holy Name on the earth.  8They said in their heart, the whole kindred of them together; Let us abolish all the festival days of God from the land. 9Our signs we have not seen, there is now no prophet; and He will know us no more. 10How long, O God, shall the enemy reproach; is the adversary to provoke Your Name forever? 11Why do You turn away Your Hand; and Your Right Hand out of the midst of Your bosom forever? 12But God is our King before ages; He has wrought salvation in the midst of the earth. 13You by Your strength made the sea firm; You  crushed the heads of the dragons in the waters. 14You have broken the heads of the dragon; You have given him to be meat for the people of the Ethiopians. 15You have broken up the fountains and the torrents; you have dried up the Ethan rivers. 16Yours is the day, and Yours is the night; You have made the morning light and the sun. 17You have made all the borders of the earth; the summer and the spring were formed by You. 18Remember this, the enemy has reproached the LORD; and a foolish people has provoked Your Name. 19Deliver not up to beasts the souls that confess to You; and forget not to the end the souls of Your poor. 20Have regard to Your Covenant; for those who are the obscure of the earth have been filled with dwellings of iniquity. 21Let not the humble be turned away with confusion; the poor and needy shall praise Your Name. 22Arise, O God, judge Your own cause; remember Your reproaches with which the foolish man has reproached You all day. 23Forget not the voices of Your enemies; the pride of those who hate You ascend continually.  [4] Their ensigns: They have fixed their colors for signs and trophies, both on the gates, and on the highest top of the temple: and they knew not, that is, they regarded not the sanctity of the place. This Psalm manifestly foretells the time of the Machabees, and the profanation of the temple by Antiochus.  [13] The sea firm: By making the waters of the Red Sea stand like firm walls, whilst Israel passed through: and destroying the Egyptians called here dragons from their cruelty, in the same waters, with their king: casting up their bodies on the shore to be stripped by the Ethiopians inhabiting in those days the coast of Arabia. [15] Ethan rivers: That is, rivers which run with strong streams. This was verified in Jordan, Jos. 3, and in Arnon, Num. 21. 14.  [20] The obscure of the earth: Mean and ignoble wretches have been filled, that is, enriched, with houses of iniquity, that is, with our estates and possessions, which they have unjustly acquired.    
PSALM   7 5
There is a just judgment to come: therefore let the wicked consider and repent.

1 Unto the end, corrupt not, a Psalm of a canticle for Asaph

2 We will praise You, O God; we will praise, and we will call upon Your Holy Name. We will relate Your wondrous works; 3 when I shall take a time, I will judge justices. The earth is melted, and all that dwell therein; I have established the pillars thereof. 5 I said to the wicked; Do not act wickedly; and to the sinners; Lift not up the horn. 6 Lift not up your horn on high; speak not iniquity against God. 7 For neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the desert hills; 8for God is the judge. One He puts down, and another He lifts up; 9for in the Hand of the LORD there is a cup of strong wine full of mixture. And He has poured it out from this to that; but the dregs thereof are not emptied; all the sinners of the earth shall drink. 10But I will declare forever; I will sing to the God of Jacob. 11And I will break all the horns of sinners; but the horns of the just shall be exalted.  [1] Corrupt not: It is believed to have been the beginning of some ode or hymn, to the tune of which this Psalm was to be sung. St. Augustine and other fathers take it to be an admonition of the Spirit of God, not to faint or fail in our hope: but to persevere with constancy in good: because God will not fail in His due time to render to every man according to his works. [3] When I shall take a time: In proper times: particularly at the Last Day, when the earth shall melt away at the Presence of the great Judge: Who originally laid the foundations of it, and as it were established its pillars.     

PSALM   76
God is known in His Church: and exerts His power in protecting it.
It alludes to the slaughter of the Assyrians, in the days of king Hezekiah.

1 Unto the end, in praises, a Psalm for Asaph; a canticle to the Assyrians.

2 In Judea God is known; His Name is great in Israel. 3And His place is in peace; and His abode in Zion; 4There has He broken the powers of bows, the shield, the sword, and the battle. 5You enlighten wonderfully from the everlasting hills. 6All the foolish of heart were troubled. They have slept their sleep; and all the men of riches have found nothing in their hands. 7At Your rebuke, O God of Jacob, they have all slumbered that mounted on horseback. 8You are awesome; who shall resist You from that time of Your Wrath? 9You have caused judgment to be heard from heaven; the earth trembled and was still, 10when God arose in judgment, to save all the meek of the earth. 11For the thought of man shall give praise to You; and the remainders of the thought shall keep holiday to You. 12Vow, and pay to the LORD your God; all you that are round about Him bring presents, to Him Who is wonderful, 13even to Him Who takes away the spirit of princes; to the terrible with the kings of the earth.  [8] From that time: From the time that Your Wrath shall break out.   
PSALM   77
The faithful have recourse to God in trouble of mind, with confidence in His Mercy and Power.

1 Unto the end, for Idithun, a Psalm of Asaph.

2I cried to the LORD with my voice; to God with my voice, and He gave ear to me. 3In the day of my trouble I sought God, with my hands lifted up to Him in the night, and I was not deceived. My soul refused to be comforted; 4I remembered God, and was delighted, and was exercised, and my spirit swooned away. 5My eyes await the night watches; I was troubled, and I spoke not. 6I thought upon the days of old; and I had in my mind the eternal years. 7And I meditated in the night with my own heart; and I was exercised and I swept my spirit. 8Will God then cast off forever? Or will He never be more favorable again? 9Or will He cut off His Mercy forever, from generation to generation? 10Or will God forget to show Mercy? or will He in His Anger shut up His Mercies? 11And I said, Now have I begun; this is the change of the Right Hand of the Most High. 12I remembered the Works of the LORD; for I will be mindful of Your Wonders from the beginning. 13And I will meditate on all Your Works; and will be employed in Your Inventions. 14Your Way, O God, is in the Holy Place; who is the great God like our God? 15You are the God Who does wonders. You have made Your power known among the nations; 16with Your Arm You have redeemed Your people the children of Jacob and of Joseph. 17The waters saw You, O God, the waters saw You; and they were afraid, and the depths were troubled. 18Great was the noise of the waters; the clouds sent out a sound. For Your arrows pass; 19the voice of Your thunder in a wheel. Your lightnings enlightened the world; the earth shook and trembled. 20Your way is in the sea, and Your paths in many waters; and Your footsteps shall not be known. 21You have conducted Your people like sheep, by the hand of Moses and Aaron            
PSALM   78
God's great benefits to the people of Israel, notwithstanding their ingratitude.

1 Understanding for Asaph.

Attend, O my people, to my law; incline your ears to the words of my mouth. 2I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter propositions from the beginning. 3How great things have we heard and known, and our fathers have told us. 4They have not been hidden from their children, in another generation. Declaring the praises of the LORD, and His powers, and His wonders which He has done.  5And He set up a testimony in Jacob; and made a Law in Israel. How great things He commanded our fathers, that they should make the same known to their children; 6that another generation might know them. The children that should be born and should rise up, and declare them to their children. 7That they may put their hope in God and may not forget the works of God; and may seek His Commandments. 8That they may not become like their fathers, a perverse end exasperating generation. A generation that set not their heart aright; and whose spirit was not faithful to God. 9The sons of Ephraim who bend and shoot with the bow; they have turned back in the day of battle. 10They kept not the Covenant of God; and in His Law they would not walk. 11And they forgot His benefits, and His wonders that He had shown them. 12Wonderful things did He do in the sight of their fathers, in the land of Egypt, in the field of Tanis. 13He divided the sea and brought them through; and He made the waters to stand as in a vessel. 14And He conducted them with a cloud by day; and all night with a light of fire. 15He struck the rock in the wilderness; and gave them to drink, as out of the great deep. 16He brought forth water out of the rock; and made streams run down as rivers. 17And they added yet more sin against Him; they provoked the Most High to Wrath in the place without water. 18And they tempted God in their hearts, by asking meat for their desires. 19And they spoke ill of God; they said; Can God furnish a table in the wilderness? 20Because He struck the rock, and the waters gushed out, and the streams overflowed. Can He also give bread, or provide a table for His people? 21Therefore the LORD heard, and was angry; and a fire was kindled against Jacob, and Wrath came up against Israel. 22Because they believed not in God; and trusted not in His Salvation. 23And He had commanded the clouds from above, and had opened the doors of Heaven. 24And had rained down manna upon them to eat, and had given them the Bread of Heaven. 25Man ate the Bread of Angels; He sent them provisions in abundance. 26He removed the south wind from Heaven; and by His power brought in the southwest wind. 27And He rained upon them flesh as dust; and feathered fowls like as the sand of the sea. 28And they fell in the midst of their camp, round about their pavilions. 29So they ate, and  were filled exceedingly, and He gave them their desire; 30they were not defrauded of that which they craved. As yet their meat was in their mouth; 31and the Wrath of God came upon them. And He slew the fat ones amongst them, and brought down the chosen men of Israel. 32In all these things they sinned still; and they believed not for His wondrous works. 33And their days were consumed in vanity, and their years in haste. 34When He slew them, then they sought Him; and they returned, and came to Him early in the morning. 35And they remembered that God was their helper; and the Most High God their redeemer. 36And they loved Him with their mouth; and with their tongue they lied unto Him; 37But their heart was not right with Him; nor were they counted faithful in His Covenant. 38But He is merciful, and will forgive their sins; and will not destroy them. And many a time He turned away His Anger; and did not kindle all His Wrath. 39And He remembered that they are flesh; a wind that goes and returns not. 40How often did they provoke Him in the desert; and move Him to Wrath in the place without water? 41And they turned back and tempted God; and grieved the Holy One of Israel. 42They remembered not His Hand, in the day that He redeemed them from the hand of him that afflicted them; 43How He wrought His signs in Egypt, and His wonders in the field of Tanis. 44And He turned their rivers into blood, and their showers that they might, not drink. 45He sent among them divers sores of flies, which devoured them; and frogs which destroyed them. 46And He gave up their fruits to the blast, and their labors to the locust. 47And He destroyed their vineyards with hail, and their mulberry trees with hoarfrost. 48And He gave up their cattle to the hail, and their stock to the fire. 49And He sent upon them the Wrath of His Indignation; Indignation and Wrath and Trouble, which He sent by evil angels. 50He made a way for a path to His Anger; He spared not their souls from death, and their cattle He shut up in death. 51And He killed all the firstborn in the land of Egypt; the first fruits of all their labor in the tabernacles of Ham. 52And He took away His own people as sheep; and guided them in the wilderness like a flock. 53And He brought them out in hope, and they feared not; and the sea overwhelmed their enemies. 54And He brought them into the Mountain of His Sanctuary; the Mountain which His Right Hand had purchased. And He cast out the Gentiles before them; and by lot divided to them their land by a line of distribution. 55And He made the tribes of Israel to dwell in their Tabernacles. 56Yet they tempted, and provoked the Most High God; and they kept not His Testimonies. 57And they turned away, and kept not the Covenant; even like their fathers they were turned aside as a crooked bow. 58They provoked Him to anger on their hills; and moved Him to jealousy with their graven things.  59God heard, and despised them, and He reduced Israel exceedingly as it were to nothing. 60And He put away the Tabernacle of Silo, His Tabernacle where He dwelt among men. 61And He delivered their strength into captivity; and their beauty into the hands of the enemy. 62And He shut up His people under the sword; and He despised His inheritance. 63Fire consumed their young men; and their maidens were not lamented. 64Their priests fell by the sword; and their widows did not mourn. 65And the LORD was awaked as one out of sleep, and like a mighty man that has been surfeited with wine. 66And He smote His enemies on the hinder parts; He put them to an everlasting reproach. 67And He rejected the Tabernacle of Joseph; and chose not the tribe of Ephraim; 68But He chose the tribe of Judah, Mount Zion which He loved. 69And He built His Sanctuary like heaven, in the land which He founded forever. 70And He chose His servant David, and took him from the hocks of sheep; He brought him from following the ewes great with young, 71to feed Jacob His servant, and Israel His inheritance. 72And he fed them in the innocence of his heart; and conducted them by the skillfulness of his hands.  [2] Propositions: Deep and mysterious sayings. By this it appears that the historical facts of ancient times, commemorated in this Psalm, were deep and mysterious: as being figures of great truths appertaining to the time of the New Testament.  [69] Like heaven: That is, firm and strong  foreshowing the firm establishment of the one, true, and everlasting Sanctuary of God, in His Church.       
PSALM   79
The Church in time of persecution prays for relief.  It seems to belong to the time of the Machabees.
1 A Psalm for Asaph.
O God, the heathens are come into Your inheritance, they have defiled Your Holy Temple; they have made Jerusalem as a place to keep fruit. 2They have given the dead bodies of Your servants to be meat for the fowls of the air; the flesh of Your saints for the beasts of the earth.  3They have poured out their blood as water, round about Jerusalem and there was none to bury them. 4We are become a reproach to our neighbors; a scorn and derision to those who are round about us. 5How long, O LORD, will You be angry forever; shall Your zeal be kindled like a fire? 6Pour out Your Wrath upon the nations that have not known You; and upon the kingdoms that have not called upon Your Name. 7Because they have devoured Jacob; and have laid waste his place. 8Remember not our former iniquities; let Your Mercies speedily precede us, for we are become exceeding poor. 9Help us, O God, our Savior; and for the Glory of Your Name, O LORD, deliver us; and forgive us our sins for Your Name's sake; 10Lest they should say among the Gentiles; Where is their God? And let Him be made known among the nations before our eyes, by the revenging the blood of Your servants, which has been shed; 11let the sighing of the prisoners come in before You. According to the greatness of Your Arm, take possession of the children of those who have been put to death. 12And render to our neighbors 7-fold in their bosom; the reproach wherewith they have reproached You, O LORD. 13But we Your people, and the sheep of Your pasture, will give thanks to You forever. We will show forth Your praise, unto generation and generation.        
PSALM   80
A prayer for the Church in tribulation, commemorating God's former favors.
1 Unto the end, for those who shall he changed, a testimony for Asaph, a Psalm.
2 Give ear, O You Who rules Israel; You Who leads Joseph like a sheep. You Who sits upon the Cherubim, shine forth 3before Ephraim, Benjamin, and Manassas. Stir up Your might, and come to save us. 4Convert us, O God; and show us Your Face, and we shall be saved. 5O LORD God of hosts, how long will You be angry against the prayer of Your servant? 6How long will You feed us with the bread of tears; and give us for our drink tears in measure? 7You have made us to be a contradiction to our neighbors; and our enemies have scoffed at us. 8O God of hosts, convert us; and show Your Face, and we shall be saved. 9You have brought a vineyard out of Egypt; You have cast out the Gentiles and planted it. 10You were the guide of its journey in its sight; You planted the roots thereof, and it filled the land. 11The shadow of it covered the hills; and the branches thereof the cedars of God. 12It stretched forth its branches unto the sea, and its boughs unto the river. 13Why have You broken down the hedge thereof, so that all they who pass by the way pluck it? 14The boar out of the wood has laid it waste; and a singular wild beast has devoured it. 15Turn again, O God of hosts, look down from heaven, and see, and visit this vineyard; 16And perfect the same which Your Right Hand has planted; and upon the Son of man Whom You have confirmed for Yourself. 17Things set on fire and dug down shall perish at the rebuke of Your Countenance. 18Let Your Hand be upon The Man of Your Right Hand; and upon the Son of man Whom You have confirmed for Yourself. 19And we depart not from You, You shall quicken us; and we will call upon Your Name. 20O LORD God of hosts, convert us; and show Your Face, and we shall be saved. [17] Things set on fire: So this vineyard of Yours, almost consumed already, must perish, if You continue Your rebukes. [18] The Man of Your Right Hand: Christ.      
PSALM   81
An invitation to a solemn praising of God.
1 Unto the end, for the winepresses, a Psalm for Asaph himself.
2Rejoice to God our helper; sing aloud to the God of Jacob. 3Take a Psalm, and bring here the timbrel; the pleasant psaltery with the harp. 4Blow up the trumpet on the new moon, on the noted day of Your solemnity. 5For it is a commandment in Israel, and a judgment to the God of Jacob. 6He ordained it for a testimony in Joseph, when he came out of the land of Egypt; he heard a tongue which he knew not. 7He removed his back from the burdens; his hands had served in baskets. 8You called upon Me in affliction, and I delivered you; I heard you in the secret place of tempest; I proved you at the waters of contradiction. 9Hear, O My people, and I will testify to you; O Israel, if you will hearken to Me, 10there shall be no new god in you; neither shall you adore a strange god. 11For I am the LORD your God, Who brought you out of the land of Egypt; open your mouth wide, and I will fill it. 12But My people heard not My Voice; and Israel hearkened not to Me. 13So I let them go according to the desires of their heart; they shall walk in their own inventions. 14If My people had heard Me; if Israel had walked in My Ways; 15I should soon have humbled their enemies, and laid My Hand on those who troubled them. 16The enemies of the LORD have lied to Him; and their time shall be forever. 17And He fed them with the fat of wheat, and filled them with honey out of the rock.  [1] For the winepresses:  It either signifies a musical instrument, or that this Psalm was to be sung at the Feast of the Tabernacles after the gathering in of the vintage.  [8] In the secret place of tempest: Heb., Of thunder. When You sought to hide Yourself in the tempest: or, when I came down to Mount Sinai, hidden from your eyes in a storm of thunder.  [16] Their time shall be forever: Impenitent sinners shall suffer forever.        
PSALM   82
An exhortation to judges and men in power.
1 A Psalm for Asaph.
God has stood in the congregation of gods; and being in the midst of them He judges gods. 2How long will you judge unjustly; and accept the persons of the wicked? 3Judge for the needy and fatherless; do justice to the humble and the poor. 4Rescue the poor; and deliver the needy out of the hand of the sinner. 5They have not known nor understood; they walk on in darkness; all the foundations of the earth shall be moved. 6I have said; you are gods and all of you the sons of the Most High. 7But you like men shall die; and shall fall like one of the princes. 8Arise, O God, judge the earth; for You shall inherit among all the nations.        
PSALM   83
A prayer against the enemies of God's Church.
1 A canticle of a Psalm for Asaph.
2O God, who shall be like to You? Hold not Your peace, neither be still, O God. 3For lo, Your enemies have made a noise; and they that hate You have lifted up the head. 4They have taken a malicious counsel against Your people, and have consulted against Your saints. 5They have said; Come and let us destroy them, so that they will cease to be a nation; and let the name of Israel be remembered no more. 6For they have contrived with one consent; they have made a covenant together against You, 7the tabernacles of the Edomites, and the Ishmaelite’s; Moab, and the Agarens, 8Gebal, and Ammon and Amalec; the Philistines, with the inhabitants of Tyre. 9Yes, and the Assyrian also is joined with them; they are come to the aid of the sons of Lot. 10Do to them as You did to Median and to Sisara; as to Jabin at the brook of Cisson. 11Who perished at Endor; and became as dung for the earth. 12Make their princes like Oreb, and Zeb, and Zebee, and Salmana. All their princes, 13who have said; Let us possess the Sanctuary of God for an inheritance. 14O my God, make them like a wheel; and as stubble before the wind. 15As fire which burns the wood; and as a flame burning mountains; 16So shall You pursue them with Your tempest; and shall trouble them in Your Wrath. 17Fill their faces with shame; and they shall seek Your Name, O LORD. 18Let them be ashamed and troubled forever and ever; and let them be confounded and perish. 19And let them know that the LORD
is Your Name; You alone are the Most High over all the earth.          
PSALM   84
The soul aspires after Heaven; rejoicing in the mean time, in being in the Communion of God's Church upon earth.
1 Unto the end, for the winepresses, a Psalm for the sons of Core.
2How lovely are Your Tabernacles, O LORD of host! 3my soul longs and faints for the courts of the LORD. My heart and my flesh have rejoiced in the Living God. 4For the sparrow has found herself a house, and the turtle a nest for herself where she may lay her young ones; Your altars, O LORD of hosts, my King and my God. 5Blessed are those who dwell in Your House, O LORD; they shall praise You forever and ever. 6Blessed is the man whose help is from You; in his heart he has disposed to ascend by steps, 7in the vale of tears, in the place which he has set. 8For the Lawgiver shall give a blessing, they shall go from virtue to virtue; the God of gods shall be seen in Zion. 9O LORD God of hosts, hear my prayer; give ear, O God of Jacob. 10Behold, O God our Protector; and look on the Face of Your Christ. 11For better is one day in Your courts above thousands. I have chosen to be an abject in the House of my God, rather than to dwell in the tabernacles of sinners. 12For God loves mercy and truth; the LORD will give grace and glory. 13He will not deprive of good things those who walk in innocence; O LORD of hosts, blessed is the man who trusts in You.  [6] In his heart he has disposed to ascend by steps:  As by steps men ascended to the Temple of God situated on a hill; so the good Christian ascends towards the Eternal Temple by certain steps of virtue disposed or ordered within the heart: and this while he lives as yet in the body, in this vale of tears, the place which man has set: that is, which he has brought himself to: being cast out of paradise for his sin.       
PSALM   85
The coming of Christ, to bring peace and salvation to man, a prayer for complete restoration.
1 Unto the end, for the sons of Core, a Psalm.
2LORD, You have blessed Your land; You have turned away the captivity of Jacob. 3You have forgiven the iniquity of Your people; You have covered all their sins. 4You have mitigated all Your Anger; You have turned away from the Wrath of Your Indignation. 5Convert us, O God our Savior; and turn off Your Anger from us.  6Will You be angry with us forever; or will You extend Your Wrath from generation to generation? 7You will turn, O God, and bring us to life; and Your people shall rejoice in You. 8Show us, O LORD, Your Mercy; and grant us Your Salvation. 9I will hear what the LORD God will speak in me; for He will speak peace unto His people; And unto His saints; and unto those who are converted to the heart. 10Surely His Salvation is near to those who fear Him; that Glory may dwell in our land. 11Mercy and truth have met each other; justice and peace have kissed. 12Truth is sprung out of the earth; and justice has looked down from heaven. 13For the LORD will give goodness; and our earth shall yield her fruit. 14Justice shall walk before Him; and shall set His steps in the way.   
PSALM   86
A prayer for God's grace to assist us to the end.
1 A prayer for David himself.
Incline Your Ear, O LORD, and hear me; for I am needy and poor. 2Preserve my soul, for I am  committed to becoming holy in Your Sight; save Your servant, O my God, who trusts in You. 3Have mercy on me, O LORD, for I have cried to You all day. 4Give joy to the soul of Your servant, for to You, O LORD, I have lifted up my soul. 5For You, O LORD, are sweet and mild; and plenteous in mercy to all who call upon You. 6Give ear, O LORD, to my prayer; and attend to the voice of my petition. 7I have called upon You in the day of my trouble; because You have heard me. 8There is none among the gods like unto You, O LORD; and there is none according to Your works. 9All the nations You have made shall come and adore before You, O LORD; and they shall glorify Your Holy Name. 10For You are great and do wonderful things; You alone are God. 11Conduct me, O LORD, in Your Way, and I will walk in Your Truth; let my heart rejoice that it may fear Your Holy Name. 12I will praise You, O LORD my God; with my whole heart, and I will glorify Your Name forever; 13For Your Mercy is great towards me; and You have delivered my soul out of the lower hell. 14O God, the wicked are risen up against me, and the assembly of the mighty have sought my soul; and they have not set You before their eyes. 15And You, O LORD, are a God of compassion, and merciful, patient, and of much mercy, and true. 16O look upon me, and have mercy on me; give Your command to Your servant, and save the son of Your handmaid. 17Show me a token for good; that they who hate me may see, and be confounded, because You, O LORD, have helped me and have comforted me.        
PSALM   87
The Glory of the Church of Christ.
1 For the sons of Core, a Psalm of a canticle.
The foundations thereof are in the holy mountains; 2The LORD loves the gates of Zion above all the tabernacles of Jacob. 3Glorious things are said of you, O City of God. 4I will be mindful of Rahab and of Babylon knowing me. Behold the foreigners, and Tyre, and the people of the Ethiopians, these were there. 5Shall not Zion say; This man and that man is born in her? and the Most High Himself has founded her. 6The LORD shall tell in His writings of peoples and of princes, of those who have been in her. 7The dwelling in you is as it were of all rejoicing.  [1] The holy mountains: The Apostles and Prophets. Eph. 2: 20. [4] Rahab: Egypt, etc. To this Zion, which is the Church of God, many shall resort from all nations.  [5] Shall not Zion say: The meaning is, that Zion, viz., the Church, shall not only be able to commemorate this or that particular person of renown born in her, but also to glory in great multitudes of people and princes of her communion; who have been foretold in the writings of the Prophets, and registered in the writings of the Apostles.     
   PSALM   88
A prayer of one under grievous affliction:
it agrees to Christ in His Passion, and alludes to His Death and Burial.
1 A canticle of a Psalm for the sons of Core; unto the end, for Maheleth, to answer understanding of Eman the Ezrahite.
2O LORD, the God of my salvation; I have cried in the day, and in the night before You. 3Let my prayer come in before You; incline Your Ear to my petition. 4For my soul is filled with evils; and my life has drawn nigh to hell. 5I am counted among those who go down to the pit; I am become as a man without help, 6free among the dead. Like the slain sleeping in the sepulchers, whom You remember no more; and they are cast off from Your Hand. 7They have laid me in the lower pit; in the dark places, and in the shadow of death. 8Your Wrath is strong over me; and all Your waves You have brought in upon me. 9You have put away my acquaintance far from me; they have set me an abomination to themselves. I was delivered up, and came not forth; 10my eyes languished through poverty. All day I cried to You, O LORD; I stretched out my hands to You. 11Will You show wonders to the dead? Or shall physicians raise to life, and give praise to You? 12Shall anyone in the sepulcher declare Your mercy; and Your truth in destruction? 13Shall Your wonders be known in the dark; and Your justice in the land of forgetfulness? 14But I, O LORD, have cried to You; and with my morning prayer I wait for You. 15LORD, why cast off my prayer; why turn away Your Face from me? 16I am poor, and in labors from my youth; and being exalted have been humbled and troubled. 17Your Wrath has come upon me; and Your terrors have troubled me. 18They have come round about me like water all day; they have encompassed me about together. 19Friend and neighbor You have put far from me; and my acquaintance, because of misery.  [1] Maheleth: A musical instrument, or chorus of musicians, to answer one another.-- Ibid. [1] Understanding: Or a Psalm of instruction, composed by Eman the Ezrahite, or by David, in his name.     
PSALM   89
The perpetuity of the Church of Christ, in consequence of the Promise of God: which, notwithstanding, 
God permits her to suffer sometimes most grievous afflictions.
1 Of understanding, for Ethan the Ezrahite.
2 The Mercies of the LORD I will sing forever. I will show forth Your truth with my mouth to generation and generation. 3For You have said; Mercy shall be built up forever in the heavens; Your truth shall be prepared in them. 4 I have made a Covenant with My elect; I have sworn to David My servant; 5 Your seed will I settle forever. And I will build up your throne unto generation and generation. 6 The Heavens shall confess Your wonders, O LORD; and Your truth in the Church of the saints. 7 For who in the clouds can be compared to the LORD; or who among the sons of God shall be like to God? 8 God, Who is glorified in the assembly of the saints; great and magnificent above all those who are about Him. 9 O LORD God of hosts, who is like to You? You are mighty, O LORD, and Your truth is round about You. 10 You rule the power of the sea; and appease the motion of the waves thereof. 11 You have humbled the proud one, as one that is slain; with the Arm of Your strength You have scattered Your enemies. 12 Yours are the heavens, and Yours is the earth; the world and the fullness thereof You have founded; 13 the north and the sea You have created. Tabor and Hermon shall rejoice in Your Name; 14Your Arm is with might. Let Your Hand be strengthened, and Your Right Hand exalted. 15 Justice and judgment are the preparation of Your Throne. Mercy and truth shall go before Your Face; 16 blessed is the people that knows jubilation. They shall walk, O LORD, in the light of Your Countenance; 17 and in Your Name they shall rejoice all day, and in Your Justice they shall be exalted. 18 For You are the glory of their strength; and in Your good pleasure shall our horn be exalted. 19 For our protection is of the LORD, and of our king the Holy One of Israel.  20 Then You spoke in a vision to Your saints, and said; I have laid help upon one who is mighty, and have exalted one chosen out of My people. 21 I have found David My servant; with My holy oil I have anointed him. 22 For My Hand shall help him; and My Arm shall strengthen him. 23 The enemy shall have no advantage over him; nor the son of iniquity have power to hurt him. 24 And I will cut down his enemies before his face; and those who hate him I will put to flight. 25 And My truth and My mercy shall be with him; and in My Name shall his horn be exalted. 26 And I will set his hand in the sea; and his right hand in the rivers. 27 He shall cry out to Me; You are my Father; my God, and the support of my salvation. 28 And I will make him My firstborn, high above the kings of the earth. 29 I will keep My Mercy for him forever; and My Covenant faithful to him. 30 And I will make his seed to endure forevermore; and his throne as the days of heaven. 31 And if his children forsake My Law, and walk not in My Judgments; 32 If they profane My justices; and keep not My Commandments; 33 I will visit their iniquities with a rod; and their sins with stripes. 34 But My Mercy I will not take away from him; nor will I suffer My truth to fail. 35 Neither will I profane My Covenant; and the words that proceed from My Mouth I will not make void. 36 Once have I sworn by My Holiness; I will not lie unto David; 37his seed shall endure forever. 38 And his throne as the sun before me; and as the moon perfect forever, and a faithful witness in heaven. 39 But You have rejected and despised; You have been angry with Your anointed. 40 You have overthrown the Covenant of Your servant; You have profaned his Sanctuary on the earth. 41 You have broken down all his hedges; you have made his strength fear. 42 All that pass by the way have robbed him; he is become a reproach to his neighbors. 43 You have set up the right hand of those who oppress him; You have made all his enemies to rejoice. 44 You have turned away the help of his sword; and have not assisted him in battle. 45 You have made his purification to cease; and You have cast his throne down to the ground. 46 You have shortened the days of his time; You have covered him with confusion. 47 How long, O LORD, turn away unto the end? Shall Your anger burn like fire?  48 Remember what my substance is for have You made all the children of men in vain? 49 Who is the man that shall live, and not see death; that shall deliver his soul from the hand of hell? 50 LORD, where are Your ancient mercies, according to what You swore to David in Your truth? 51 Be mindful, O LORD, of the reproach of Your servants (which I have held in my bosom) of many nations; 52Wherewith Your enemies have reproached, O LORD; wherewith they have reproached the change of Your anointed. 53Blessed be the LORD forevermore. Amen. Amen.  [40] Overthrown the covenant: All this seems to relate to the time of the captivity of Babylon, in which, for the sins of the people and their princes, God seemed to have set aside for a while the Covenant He made with David.       
A prayer for the Mercy of God: recounting the shortness and miseries of the days of man.

1A prayer of Moses the man of God.

LORD, You have been our refuge from generation to generation. 2Before the mountains were made, or the earth and the world was formed; from eternity and to eternity You are God. 3Turn not man away to be brought low; and You have said; Be converted, O you sons of men. 4For 1,000 years in Your Sight are as yesterday, which is past. And as a watch in the night, 5things that are counted nothing, shall their years be. 6In the morning man shall grow up like grass; in the morning he shall flourish and pass away; in the evening he shall fall, grow dry, and wither. 7For in Your Wrath we have fainted away; and are troubled in Your Indignation. 8You have set our iniquities before Your Eyes; our life in the light of Your Countenance. 9For all our days are spent; and in Your Wrath we have fainted away. Our years shall be considered as a sigh. 10The days of our years in them are 70 years. But if in the strong they be 80 years; and what is more of them is labor and sorrow. For mildness is come upon us; and we shall be corrected. 11Who knows the power of Your Anger, and for Your fear 12can number Your Wrath? So make Your Right Hand known; and men learned in heart, in wisdom. 13Return, O LORD, how long? And be entreated in favor of Your servants. 14We are filled in the morning with Your Mercy; and we have rejoiced, and are delighted all our days. 15We have rejoiced for the days in which You have humbled us; for the years in which we have seen evils. 16Look upon Your servants and upon their works; and direct their children. 17And let the brightness of the LORD our God be upon us; and direct the works of our hands over us; yes, direct the work of our hands.  [3] Turn not man away: Permit him not quite to perish from You, since You are pleased to call upon him to be converted to You. [9] As a sigh: C.E.. [10] Mildness is come upon us: God's mildness corrects us; inasmuch as He deals kindly with us, in shortening the days of this miserable life; and so weaning our affections from all its transitory enjoyments, and teaching us true wisdom.   
The righteous is secure under the Protection of God.

1 The praise of a canticle for David.

He who dwells in the aid of the Most High, shall abide under the protection of the God of Jacob. 2 He shall say to the LORD; You are my protector, and my refuge; my God, in Him will I trust. 3 For He has delivered me from the snare of the hunters; and from the sharp word. 4 He will overshadow you with His Shoulders; and under His Wings you shall trust. 5 His truth shall encompass you with a shield; you shall not be afraid of the terror of the night. 6 Of the arrow that flies in the day, of the business that walks about in the dark; of invasion, or of the noonday devil; 7 1,000 shall fall at your side, and 10,000 at your right hand, but it shall not come nigh you. 8 But you shall consider with your eyes; and shall see the reward of the wicked. 9 Because You, O LORD, are my hope; you have made the Most High your refuge. 10 There shall no evil come to you; nor shall the scourge come near your dwelling. 11 For He has given His Angels charge over you; to keep you in all your ways. 12 In their hands they shall bear you up; lest you dash your foot against a stone. 13 You shall walk upon the asp and the basilisk; and you shall trample under foot the lion and the dragon. 14Because he hoped in Me I will deliver him; I will protect him because he has known My Name. 15 He shall cry to Me, and I will hear him; I am with him in tribulation, I will deliver him, and I will glorify him. 16 I will fill him with length of days; and I will show him My Salvation.     
God is to be praised for His wondrous works.

1 A Psalm of a canticle on the Sabbath day.

2 It is good to give praise to the LORD; and to sing to Your Name, O Most High. 3 To show forth Your Mercy in the morning, and Your Truth in the night; 4 Upon an instrument of 10 strings, upon the psaltery; with a canticle upon the harp. 5 For You have given me, O LORD, a delight in Your deeds; and in the works of Your Hands I shall rejoice. 6 O LORD, how great are Your works! Your Thoughts are exceeding deep. 7 The senseless man shall not know; nor will the fool understand these things. 8 When the wicked shall spring up as grass; and all the workers of iniquity shall appear; that they may perish forever and ever; 9 but You, O LORD, are Most High forevermore. 10 For behold Your enemies, O LORD, for behold Your enemies shall perish; and all the workers of iniquity shall be scattered. 11 But my horn shall be exalted like that of a wild bull; and my old age in plentiful mercy. 12 My eye also has looked down upon my enemies; and my ear shall hear of the downfall of the malignant who rise up against me. 13 The just shall flourish like the palm tree; he shall grow up like the cedar of Lebanon. 14 Those who are planted in the House of the LORD shall flourish in the Courts of the House of our God. 15 They shall still increase in a fruitful old age; and shall be well treated, 16 that they may show, that the LORD our God is righteous, and there is no iniquity in Him.          
 The glory and stability of the Kingdom; that is, of the Church of Christ.
Praise in the way of a canticle, for David himself, on the day before the Sabbath, when the earth was founded.
1 The LORD has reigned, He is clothed with beauty; the LORD is clothed with strength, and has girded Himself. For He has established the world which shall not be moved. 2Your Throne is prepared from of old; You are from everlasting. 3The floods have lifted up, O LORD; the floods have lifted up their voice. The floods have lifted up their waves, 4with the noise of many waters. Wonderful are the surges of the sea; wonderful is the LORD on high. 5Your testimonies are become exceedingly credible; Holiness becomes Your House, O LORD, unto length of days.               
 God shall judge and punish the oppressors of His people.

A Psalm for David himself on the fourth day of the week.

1 The LORD is the God to Whom revenge belongs; the God of revenge has acted freely. 2Lift up Yourself, You Who judges the earth; render a reward to the proud. 3How long shall sinners, O LORD; how long shall sinners glory? 4Shall they utter, and speak iniquity; shall all speak who work injustice? 5Your people, O LORD, they have brought low; and they have afflicted Your inheritance. 6They have slain the widow and the stranger; and they have murdered the fatherless. 7And they have said; The LORD shall not see; neither shall the God of Jacob understand. 8Understand, you senseless among the people; and, you fools, be wise at last. 9He Who planted the ear, shall He not hear? Or He Who formed the eye, does He not consider? 10He Who chastises nations, shall He not rebuke; He Who teaches man knowledge? 11The LORD knows the thoughts of men, that they are vain. 12Blessed is the man whom You shall instruct, O LORD; and shall teach him out of Your Law. 13That You may give him rest from the evil days; till a pit be dug for the wicked. 14For the LORD will not cast off His people; neither will He forsake His own inheritance. 15Until justice be turned into judgment; and they that are near it are all the upright in heart. 16Who shall rise up for me against the evildoers? Or who shall stand with me against the workers of iniquity? 17Unless the LORD had been my helper, my soul had almost dwelt in hell. 18If I said; My foot is moved; Your Mercy, O LORD, assisted me. 19According to the multitude of my sorrows in my heart, Your comforts have given joy to my soul. 20Does the seat of iniquity stick to You, Who frames labor in commandment? 21They will hunt after the soul of the just, and will condemn innocent blood. 22But the LORD is my refuge; and my God the help of my hope. 23And He will render them their iniquity; and in their malice He will destroy them; the LORD our God will destroy them.          


Venite exultemus. An invitation to adore and serve God, and to hear His Voice.

 Praise of a canticle for David himself.

1 Come let us praise the LORD with joy; let us joyfully sing to God our Savior. 2 Let us come before His Presence with thanksgiving; and make a joyful noise to Him with Psalms. 3 For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods. 4 For in His Hand are all the ends of the earth; and the heights of the mountains are His. 5 For the sea is His, and He made it; and His Hands formed the dry land. 6 Come let us adore and fall down; and weep before the LORD Who made us. 7 For He is the LORD our God; and we are the people of His pasture and the sheep of His Hand. 8 Today if you shall hear His Voice, harden not your hearts; 9 As in the provocation, according to the day of temptation in the wilderness; where your fathers tempted Me, they proved Me, and saw My works. 10 I was offended 40 years long with that generation, and I said; These always err in heart. 11 And these men have not known My ways; so I swore in My Wrath that they shall not enter into My Rest.            


An exhortation to praise God for the Coming of Christ and His Kingdom.

1 A canticle for David himself, when the house was built after the captivity.

Sing to the LORD a new canticle; sing to the LORD, all the earth. 2Sing to the LORD and bless His Name; show forth His salvation from day to day. 3Declare His glory among the Gentiles; His wonders among all people. 4For the LORD is great, and exceedingly to be praised; He is to be feared above all gods. 5For all the gods of the Gentiles are devils; but the LORD made the Heavens. 6 Praise and beauty are before Him; Holiness and Majesty in His Sanctuary. 7 Bring to the LORD, O you kindreds of the Gentiles, bring to the LORD glory and honor; 8 bring to the LORD glory to His Name. Bring up sacrifices, and come into His courts; 9 adore the LORD in His Holy Court. Let all the earth be moved at His Presence. 10 Say among the Gentiles, the LORD has reigned. For He has corrected the world, which shall not be moved; He will judge the people with justice. 11 Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad, let the sea be moved, and the fullness thereof; 12 the fields and all things that are in them shall be joyful. Then shall all the trees of the woods rejoice 13 before the Face of the LORD, because He comes; because He comes to judge the earth. He shall judge the world with justice, and the people with His truth. [1] When the house was built: Alluding to that time, and then ordered to be sung: but principally relating to the building of the Church of Christ, after our redemption from the captivity of satan.          


All are invited to rejoice at the glorious coming and reign of Christ.

1 For the same David, when his land was restored again to him.

The LORD has reigned, let the earth rejoice; let many islands be glad. 2Clouds and darkness are round about Him; Justice and Judgment are the establishment of His Throne. 3A fire shall go before Him, and shall burn His enemies round about. 4His lightnings have shone forth to the world; the earth saw and trembled.  5The mountains melted like wax, at the Presence of the LORD; at the Presence of the LORD of all the earth. 6The Heavens declared His Justice; and all people saw His Glory. 7Let those be all confounded who adore graven things, and who glory in their idols. Adore Him, all you His angels; 8Zion heard, and was glad. And the daughters of Judah rejoiced, because of Your judgments, O LORD. 9For You are the Most High LORD over all the earth; You are exalted exceedingly above all gods. 10You who love the LORD, hate evil; the LORD preserves the souls of His saints, He will deliver them out of the hand of the sinner. 11Light is risen to the just, and joy to the right of heart. 12Rejoice, you just, in the LORD; and give praise to the remembrance of His Holiness.  [2] Clouds and darkness: The coming of Christ in the clouds with great terror and majesty to judge the world, is here prophesied.     


All are again invited to praise the LORD, for the victories of Christ.

1 A Psalm for David himself.

Sing to the LORD a new song; because He has done wonderful things. His Right Hand has wrought for Him salvation, and His Arm is Holy. 2The LORD has made known His Salvation; He has revealed His Justice in the sight of the Gentiles. 3He has remembered His Mercy and His Truth toward the house of Israel. All the ends of the earth have seen the Salvation of our God. 4Sing joyfully to God, all the earth; make melody, rejoice and sing. 5Sing praise to the LORD on the harp, on the harp, and with the voice of a Psalm; 6with long trumpets, and sound of cornet. Make a joyful noise before the LORD our king; 7let the sea be moved and the fullness thereof; the world and they that dwell therein. 8The rivers shall clap their hands, the mountains shall rejoice together 9at the Presence of the LORD; because He comes to judge the earth. He shall judge the world with justice, and the people with equity.     


The reign of the LORD in Zion: that is, of Christ in His Church.

1 A Psalm for David himself.

The LORD has reigned, let the people be angry; He Who sits on the cherubims; let the earth be moved. 2The LORD is great in Zion, and high above all people. 3Let them give praise to Your Great Name; for it is awesome and Holy; 4and the King's honor loves judgment. You have prepared directions; You have done judgment and justice in Jacob. 5Exalt the LORD our God, and adore His footstool, for it is holy.  6Moses and Aaron among His priests; and Samuel among those who call upon His Name. They called upon the LORD, and He heard them; 7He spoke to them in the pillar of the cloud. They kept His Testimonies, and the Commandment which He gave them. 8You heard them, O LORD our God; You were a merciful God to them, and taking vengeance on all their inventions. 9Exalt the LORD our God, and adore at His Holy Mountain; for the LORD our God is Holy. [1] Let the people be angry: Though many enemies rage, and the whole earth be stirred  up to oppose the reign of Christ, He shall still prevail. [4] Loves judgment: Requires discretion.-- Ibid. [4] Directions: Most right and just laws to direct men. [5] Adore His Footstool: The Ark of the Covenant was called, in the Old Testament, God's footstool: over which He was understood to sit, on His propitiatory, or Mercy Seat, as on a Throne, between the wings of the cherubims, in the Sanctuary: to which the children of Israel paid a great veneration. But as this Psalm evidently relates to Christ, and the New Testament, where the Ark has no place, the holy fathers understand this text, of the worship paid by the Church to the Body and Blood of Christ in the Sacred Mysteries: inasmuch as the Humanity of Christ is, as it were, the Footstool of the Divinity. So St. Ambrose, L. 3. De Spiritu Sancto, c. 12. And St. Augustine upon this Psalm.   [6] Moses and Aaron among His priests: By this it is evident, that Moses also was a priest, and indeed the chief priest, inasmuch as he consecrated Aaron, and offered sacrifice for him. Lev. 8. So that his pre-eminence over Aaron makes nothing for lay Church headship. [8] All their inventions: that is, all the enterprises of their enemies against them, as in the case of Core, Dathan, and Abiron.  


Jubilate Deo. All are invited to rejoice in God the Creator of all.


2Sing joyfully to God, all the earth; serve  the LORD with gladness. Come in before His Presence with exceeding great joy. 3Know that the LORD He is God; He made us, and not we ourselves. We are His people and the sheep of His pasture. 4Go into His gates with praise, into His courts with hymns; and give glory to Him. Praise His Name; 5for the LORD is sweet, His Mercy endures forever, and His truth to generation and generation.     


The Prophet exhorts all by his example, to follow mercy and justice.

1 A Psalm for David himself.

Mercy and judgment I will sing to You, O LORD; I will sing, 2and I will understand in the unspotted way, when You shall come to me. I walked in the innocence of my heart, in the midst of my house. 3I did not set before my eyes any unjust thing; I hated the workers of iniquities. 4 The perverse heart did not cleave to me; and the malignant, that turned aside from me, I would not know. 5The man who in private detracted his neighbor, him did I persecute. With him who had a proud eye, and an insatiable heart, I would not eat. 6My eyes were upon the faithful of the earth, to sit with me; the man who walked in the perfect way, he served me. 7He who works pride shall not dwell in the midst of my house; he who speaks unjust things did not prosper before my eyes. 8In the morning I put to death all the wicked of the land; that I might cut off all the workers of iniquity from the city of the LORD. [2] I will understand: That is, I will apply my mind, I will do my endeavor, to know and to follow the perfect way of Your Commandments: not trusting to my own strength, but relying on Your coming to me by Your Grace.    

A prayer for one in affliction
The 5th of 7 Penitential Psalms. (Pss.  6, 32, 38, 51, 102, 130, 143)

1 The prayer of the poor man, when he was anxious, and poured out his supplication before the LORD.

2Hear, O LORD, my prayer; and let my cry come to You.  3Turn not away Your Holy Face from me; in the day when I am in trouble, incline Your Ear to me. In whatsoever day I shall call upon You, hear me speedily. 4For my days are vanished like smoke; and my bones are grown dry like fuel for the fire. 5I am smitten as grass, and my heart is withered; because I forgot to eat my bread. 6Through the voice of my groaning, my bone has cleaved to my flesh. 7I am become like to a pelican of the wilderness; I am like a night raven in the house. 8I have watched, and am become as a sparrow all alone on the housetop. 9All day long my enemies reproached me; and those who praised me swore against me. 10For I ate ashes like bread, and mingled my drink with weeping. 11Because of Your Anger and Indignation; for having lifted me up, You have thrown me down. 12My days have declined like a shadow, and I am withered like grass. 13But You, O LORD, endure forever; and Your memorial to all generations. 14You shall arise and have Mercy on Zion; for it is time to have Mercy on it, for the time is come. 15For the stones thereof have pleased Your servants; and they shall have pity on the earth thereof. 16And the Gentiles shall fear Your Holy Name, O LORD, and all the kings of the earth Your Glory. 17For the LORD has built up Zion; and He shall be seen in His Glory. 18He has had regard to the prayer of the humble; and He has not despised their petition. 19Let these things be written unto another generation; and the people that shall be created shall praise the LORD; 20Because He has looked forth from His High Sanctuary; from Heaven the LORD has looked upon the earth. 21That He might hear the groans of those who are in fetters; that He might release the children of the slain; 22That they may declare the Name of the LORD in Zion; and His praise in Jerusalem; 23When the people assemble together, and kings, to serve the LORD. 24He answered him in the way of His strength; Declare unto me the fewness of my days. 25Call me not away in the midst of my days; Your years are unto generation and generation. 26In the beginning, O LORD, You founded the earth; end the heavens are the works of Your Hands. 27They shall perish but You remain; and all of them shall grow old like a garment; And as a vesture You shall change them, and they shall be changed. 28But You are always the selfsame, and Your years shall not fail. 29The children of Your servants shall continue; and their seed shall be directed forever.       

1 For David himself.
Bless the LORD, O my soul; and let all that is within me bless His Holy Name. 2 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and never forget all He has done for you. 3 Who forgives all your iniquities; who heals all your diseases. 4Who redeems your life from destruction; Who crowns you with mercy and compassion. 5Who satisfies your desire with good things; your youth shall be renewed like the eagle's. 6The LORD does mercies, and judgment for all that suffer wrong. 7He has made His ways known to Moses; His Will to the children of Israel. 8The LORD is compassionate and merciful; longsuffering and plenteous in mercy. 9He will not always be angry; nor will He threaten forever. 10He has not dealt with us according to our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities. 11For according to the height of the heaven above the earth; He has strengthened His Mercy towards those who fear Him. 12As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed  our iniquities from us. 13As a father has compassion on his children, so has the LORD compassion on those who fear Him; 14for He knows our frame. He remembers that we are dust. 15Man's days are as grass, as the flower of the field so shall he flourish. 16For the spirit shall pass in him, and he shall not be; and he shall know his place no more. 17But the Mercy of the LORD is from eternity and unto eternity upon those who fear Him; And His Justice unto children's children, 18to such as keep His Covenant, And are mindful of His Commandments to do them. 19The LORD has prepared His Throne in heaven; and His Kingdom shall rule over all. 20Bless the LORD, all you His Angels; you that are mighty in strength, and execute His Word, hearkening to the Voice of His orders. 21Bless the LORD, all you His hosts; you ministers of His that do His Will. 22 Bless the LORD, all His works; in every place of His dominion, O my soul, bless the LORD.         
God is to be praised for His mighty works, and wonderful providence.
1 For David himself.
Bless the LORD, O my soul; O LORD my God, You are exceedingly great. You have put on praise and beauty; 2and are clothed with light as with a garment. Who stretches out the heaven like a pavilion; 3Who covers the higher rooms thereof with water. Who makes the clouds Your chariot; Who walk upon the wings of the winds. 4Who makes Your Angels spirits; and Your ministers a burning fire. 5Who has founded the earth upon its own bases; it shall not be moved forever and ever. 6The deep like a garment is its clothing; above the mountains shall the waters stand. 7At Your rebuke they shall flee; at the voice of Your thunder they shall fear. 8The mountains ascend, and the plains descend into the place which You have founded for them. 9You have set a bound which they shall not pass over; neither shall they return to cover the earth. 10You send forth springs in the vales; between the midst of the hills the waters shall pass. 11All the beasts of the field shall drink; the wild asses shall expect in their thirst. 12Over them the birds of the air shall dwell; from the midst of the rocks they shall give forth their voices. 13You water the hills from Your upper rooms; the earth shall be filled with the fruit of Your works; 14Bringing forth grass for cattle, and herb for the service of men, that You may bring bread out of the earth; 15 and that wine may cheer the heart of man. That he may make the face cheerful with oil; and that bread may strengthen man's heart. 16The trees of the field shall be filled, and the cedars of Lebanon which He has planted; 17there the sparrows shall make their nests. The highest of them is the house of the heron. 18The high hills are a refuge for the deer, the rock for the rock badgers. 19He has made the moon for seasons; the sun knows its going down. 20You have appointed darkness, and it is night; in it shall all the beasts of the woods go about; 21The young lions roaring after their prey, and seeking their meat from God. 22The sun arises, and they are gathered together; and they shall lie down in their dens. 23Man shall go forth to his work, and to his labor until evening. 24How great are Your works, O LORD? You have made all things in wisdom; the earth is filled with Your riches. 25So is this Great Sea, which stretches wide its arms; there are creeping things without number; Creatures little and great. 26There the ships shall go. This sea dragon which You have formed to play therein. 27All expect of You that You give them food in season. 28What You give to them they shall gather up; when You open Your Hand, they shall all be filled with good. 29But if You turn away Your Face, they shall be troubled; You shall take away their breath, and they shall fail, and shall return to their dust. 30You shall send forth Your Spirit, and they shall be created; and You shall renew the face of the earth.  31May the Glory of the LORD endure forever; the LORD shall rejoice in His works. 32He looks upon the earth, and makes it tremble; He touches the mountains, and they smoke. 33I will sing to the LORD as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have my being. 34Let my speech be acceptable to Him; then I will take delight in the LORD. 35Let sinners be consumed out of the earth, and the unjust, so that they be no more; O my soul, bless the LORD.   [26]  Sea dragon: Apatosaurus type dinosaur. Spend time on land and in water. Evolutionists ignore the evidences that man and dinosaurs lived at the same time. When scientists from University of Texas saw dinosaur prints and human footprints side by side together, they were so glued, yoked, hitched, tied, and cemented together to their secular humanistic religion of evolution and so emotionally involved with it that they concocted a new fairytale to explain it: “Millions of years before people evolved, space aliens visited earth and since they were on vacation, they took their shoes off.” Yet 2 kinds of dinosaurs are described in the Bible, Behemoth  (JOB 40:15-24) & Leviathan  (Job 41:1-34).  Unfortunately, the footnotes were written by evolutionized theologians. Dinosaur and Human Footprints Authenticated:   


PSALM 105 
A Thanksgiving to God for His benefits to His people Israel. Alleluia.
1Alleluia. Give glory to the LORD, and call upon His Holy Name; declare His deeds among the Gentiles. 2Sing to Him, yes sing praises to Him; relate all His wondrous works. 3Glory in His Holy Name; let the heart of them rejoice who seek the LORD. 4Seek the LORD, and be strengthened; seek His Holy Face forevermore. 5Remember His marvelous works which He has done; His wonders, and the judgments of His Mouth. 6O you seed of Abraham His servant; you sons of Jacob His chosen. 7He is the LORD our God; His judgments are in all the earth. 8He has remembered His Covenant forever; the Word which He commanded to 1,000 generations. 9Which He made to Abraham; and His oath to Isaac; 10And He appointed the same to Jacob for a law, and to Israel for an Everlasting Testament; 11Saying; To you will I give the land of Canaan, the lot of your inheritance. 12When they were but a small number; yes very few, and sojourners therein; 13And they passed from nation to nation, and from one kingdom to another people. 14He permitted no man to hurt them; and He reproved kings for their sakes. 15Touch  not My anointed; and do no evil to My prophets. 16And He called a famine upon the land; and He broke in pieces all the support of bread. 17He sent a man before them; Joseph, who was sold for a slave. 18They humbled his feet in fetters; the iron pierced his soul, 19until his word came. The Word of the LORD inflamed him. 20The king sent, and he released him; the ruler of the people, and he set him at liberty. 21He made him master of his house, and ruler of all his possession. 22That he might instruct his princes as himself, and teach his ancients wisdom. 23And Israel went into Egypt; and Jacob was a sojourner in the land of Ham. 24And He increased His people exceedingly; and strengthened them over their enemies, 25He turned their heart to hate His people; and to deal deceitfully with His servants. 26He sent Moses His servant; Aaron the man whom He had chosen. 27He gave them power to show His signs, and His wonders in the land of Ham. 28He sent darkness, and made it obscure; and grieved not His Words. 29He turned their waters into blood, and destroyed their fish. 30Their land brought forth frogs, in the inner chambers of their kings. 31He spoke, and there came divers sorts of flies and lice in all their coasts. 32He gave them hail for rain, a burning fire in the land. 33And He destroyed their vineyards and their fig trees; and He broke in pieces the trees of their coasts. 34He spoke, and the locust came, and the caterpillars, of which there was no number. 35And they devoured all the grass in their land, and consumed all the fruit of their ground. 36And He slew all the first born in their land; the first fruits of all their labor. 37And He brought them out with silver and gold; and there was not among their tribes one that was feeble. 38Egypt was glad when they departed; for the fear of them lay upon them. 39He spread a cloud for their protection, and fire to give them light in the night. 40They asked, and the quail came; and He filled them with the Bread of Heaven. 41He opened the rock, and waters flowed; rivers ran down in the dry land. 42Because He remembered His Holy Word, which He had spoken to His servant Abraham. 43And He brought forth His people with joy, and His chosen with gladness. 44And He gave them the lands of the Gentiles; and they possessed the labors of the people; 45That they might observe His justifications, and seek after His Law. [25] He turned their heart: Not that God (Who is never the Author of sin) moved the Egyptians to hate and persecute His people; but that the Egyptians took occasion of hating and envying them, from the sight of the benefits which God bestowed upon them.  [28] Grieved not His Words: That is, He was not wanting to fulfil His Words: or He did not grieve Moses and Aaron, the carriers of His Words: or He did not grieve His Words, that is, His sons, the children of Israel, who enjoyed light while the Egyptians were oppressed with darkness.  [45] His justifications: That is, His Commandments; which here, and in many other places of the Scripture, are called justifications, because the keeping of them makes man just. The Protestants render it by the word statutes, in favor of their doctrine, which does not allow good works to justify.       
PSALM  106
A confession of the manifold sins and ingratitudes of the Israelites. Alleluia.
1Alleluia. Give glory to the LORD, for He is good; for His Mercy endures forever.  2Who shall declare the powers of the LORD? Who shall set forth all His praises? 3Blessed are those who keep judgment, and do justice at all times. 4Remember us, O LORD, in the favor of Your people; visit us with Your Salvation. 5That we may see the good of Your chosen, that we may rejoice in the joy of Your nation; that You may be praised with Your inheritance. 6We have sinned with our fathers; we have acted unjustly, we have wrought iniquity. 7Our fathers understood not Your wonders in Egypt; they remembered not the multitude of Your Mercies; And they provoked to Wrath going up to the sea, even the Red Sea. 8And He saved them for His own Name's sake; that He might make His power known. 9And He rebuked the Red Sea, and it was dried up; and He led them through the depths, as in a wilderness. 10And He saved them from the hand of those who hated them; and He redeemed them from the hand of the enemy. 11And the water covered those who afflicted them; there was not one of them left. 12And they believed His Words; and they sang His praises. 13They had quickly done, they forgot His works; and they waited not for His counsels. 14And they coveted their desire in the desert; and they tempted God in the place without water. 15And He gave them their request; and sent a wasting disease against their souls. 16 And they provoked Moses in the camp, Aaron the holy one of the LORD. 17The earth opened and swallowed up Dathan; and covered the congregation of Abiron. 18And a fire was kindled in their congregation; the flame burned the wicked. 19They made also a calf in Horeb; and they adored the graven thing. 20And they changed their glory into the likeness of a calf that eats grass. 21They forgot God, Who saved them, Who had done great things in Egypt, 22 wondrous works in the land of Ham; terrible things in the Red Sea. 23And He said that He would destroy them; had not Moses His chosen stood before Him in the breach; To turn away His Wrath, lest He should destroy them. 24And they set at naught the desirable land. They believed not His Word, 25and they murmured in their tents; they hearkened not to the Voice of the LORD. 26And He lifted up His Hand over them; to overthrow them in the desert; 27And to cast down their seed among the nations, and to scatter them in the countries. 28They also were initiated to beelphegor; and ate the sacrifices of the dead. 29And they provoked Him with their inventions; and destruction was multiplied among them. 30Then Phineas stood up, and pacified Him; and the slaughter ceased. 31And it was reputed to Him unto righteousness, to generation and generation forevermore. 32They provoked Him also at the waters of contradiction; and Moses was afflicted for their sakes; 33because they exasperated his spirit. And he distinguished with his lips. 34They did not destroy the nations of which the LORD spoke unto them. 35And they were mingled among the heathens, and learned their works; 36and served their idols, and it became a stumbling block to them. 37And they sacrificed their sons, and their daughters to devils. 38And they shed innocent blood; the blood of their sons and of their daughters which they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan. And the land was polluted with blood, 39and was defiled with their works; and they went aside after their own inventions. 40And the LORD was exceedingly angry with His people; and He abhorred His inheritance. 41And He delivered them into the hands of the nations; and they that hated them had dominion over them. 42And their enemies afflicted them; and they were humbled under their hands; 43many times did He deliver them. But they provoked Him with their counsel; and they were brought low by their iniquities. 44And He saw when they were in tribulation; and He heard their prayer. 45And He was mindful of His Covenant; and repented according to the multitude of His mercies. 46And He gave them unto mercies, in the sight of all those that had made them captives. 47Save us, O LORD, our God; and gather us from among nations; That we may give thanks to Your Holy Name, and may glory in Your praise. 48Blessed be the LORD the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting; and let all the people say; AMEN, AMEN.  [15]  a wasting disease against:  C.E. [28] Initiated: That is, they dedicated, or consecrated themselves to the idol of the Moabites and Madianites, called beelphegor, or baal-peor. Num. 25:3.-- Ibid.  [28] The dead: Viz., idols without life. [33] He distinguished with his lips: Moses, by occasion of the people's rebellion and incredulity, was guilty of distinguishing with his lips; when, instead of speaking to the rock, as God had commanded, he said to the people, with a certain hesitation in his faith, Hear you, rebellious and incredulous: Can we from this rock bring out water for you? Num. 20:10.    
All are invited to give thanks to God for His Perpetual Providence over men. Alleluia.
1Give glory to the LORD, for He is good; for His Mercy endures forever.  2Let them say so who have been redeemed by the LORD, whom He has redeemed from the hand of the enemy; and gathered out of the countries; 3from the rising and the setting of the sun, from the north and from the sea. 4They wandered in a wilderness, in a place without water; they found not the way of a city for their habitation. 5They were hungry and thirsty; their soul fainted in them. 6And they cried to the LORD in their tribulation; and He delivered them out of their distresses. 7And He led them into the right way; that they might go to a city of habitation. 8Let the Mercies of the LORD give glory to Him; and His wonderful works to the children of men. 9For He has satisfied the empty soul, and has filled the hungry soul with good things. 10Such as sat in darkness and in the shadow of death; bound in want and in iron. 11Because they had exasperated the Words of God; and provoked the Counsel of the Most High; 12And their heart was humbled with labors; they were weakened, and their was none to help them. 13Then they cried to the LORD in their affliction; and He delivered them out of their distresses. 14And He brought them out of darkness, and the shadow of death; and broke their bonds asunder. 15 Let the Mercies of the LORD give glory to Him, and His wonderful works to the children of men. 16 Because He has broken gates of brass, and burst the iron bars. 17 He took them out of the way of their iniquity; for they were brought low for their injustices. 18 Their soul abhorred all manner of meat; and they drew nigh even to the gates of death. 19 And they cried to the LORD in their affliction; and He delivered them out of their distresses. 20 He sent His Word, and healed them; and delivered them from their destructions. 21 Let the Mercies of the LORD give glory to Him; and His wonderful works to the children of men. 22 And let them sacrifice the sacrifice of praise; and declare His works with joy. 23 Those who go down to the sea in ships, doing business in the great waters; 24 These have seen the works of the LORD, and His wonders in the deep. 25 He said the Word, and there arose a storm of wind; and the waves thereof were lifted up. 26 They mount up to the heavens, and they go down to the depths; their soul pined away with evils. 27 They were troubled, and reeled like a drunken man; and all their wisdom was swallowed up. 28 And they cried to the LORD in their affliction; and He brought them out of their distresses. 29 And He turned the storm into a breeze; and its waves were still. 30 And they rejoiced because they were still; and He brought them to the haven which they wished for. 31 Let the Mercies of the LORD give glory to Him, and His wonderful works to the children of men. 32 And let them exalt Him in the Church of the people; and praise Him in the chair of the ancients. 33 He has turned rivers into a wilderness; and the sources of water into dry ground; 34 A fruitful land into barrenness, for the wickedness of those who dwell therein. 35 He has turned a wilderness into pools of water, and a dry land into water springs. 36 And has placed there the hungry; and they made a city for their habitation. 37 And they sowed fields, and planted vineyards; and they yielded fruit of birth. 38 And He blessed them, and they were multiplied exceedingly; and their cattle He suffered not to decrease. 39 Then they were brought to be few; and they were afflicted through the trouble of evils and sorrow. 40 Contempt was poured forth upon their princes; and He caused them to wander where there was no passing, and out of the way. 41 And He helped the poor out of poverty; and made him families like a flock of sheep. 42 The just shall see, and shall rejoice, and all iniquity shall stop their mouth. 43 Who is wise, and will keep these things; and will understand the Mercies of the LORD?               
The Prophet praises God for benefits received.
1 A canticle of a Psalm for David himself.
2My heart is ready, O God, my heart is ready; I will sing, and will give praise, with my glory 3Arise, my glory; arise, psaltery and harp; I will arise in the morning early. 4I will praise You, O LORD, among the people; and I will sing unto You among the populations. 5For Your Mercy is great above the heavens; and Your Truth even unto the clouds. 6Be exalted, O God, above the heavens, and Your Glory over all the earth; 7that Your beloved may be delivered. Save with Your Right hand and hear me. 8God has spoken in His Holiness. I will rejoice, and I will divide Shechem and I will mete out the vale of tabernacles. 9Galaad is Mine, and Manassas is Mine and Ephraim the protection of My Head. Judah is My king; 10Moab the pot of My hope. Over Edom I will stretch out My shoe; the aliens are become My friends. 11Who will bring me into the strong city? who will lead me into Edom? 12Will not You, O God, Who have cast us off? And will not You, O God, go forth with our armies? 13O grant us help from trouble; for vain is the help of man. 14Through God we shall do mightily; and He will bring our enemies to nothing.  This PSALM is composed of parts of PSS 57 & 60.    
David in the Person of Christ, prays against his persecutors; more especially the traitor judas: foretelling and approving his just punishment for his obstinacy in sin and final impenitence.
1 Unto the end, a Psalm for David.
2O God, be not silent in Your praise; for the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of the deceitful man is opened against me. 3They have spoken against with deceitful tongues; and they have compassed me about with words of hatred; and have fought against me without cause. 4Instead of making me a return of love, they detracted me; but I gave myself to prayer. 5And they repaid me evil for good; and hatred for my love. 6Set the sinner over him; and may the devil stand at his right hand. 7When he is judged, may he go out condemned; and may his prayer be turned to sin. 8May his days be few; and his bishopric let another take. 9May his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow. 10Let his children be carried about vagabonds, and beg; and let them be cast out of their dwellings. 11May the usurer search all his substance; and let strangers plunder his labors. 12May there be none to help him; nor none to pity his fatherless offspring. 13May his posterity be cut off; in one generation may his name be blotted out. 14May the iniquity of his fathers be remembered in the Sight of the LORD; and let not the sin of his mother be blotted out. 15May they be before the LORD continually, and let the memory of them perish from the earth; 16because he remembered not to show mercy, 17But persecuted the poor man and the beggar; and the broken in heart, to put him to death. 18And he loved cursing, and it shall come unto him; and he would not have blessing, and it shall be far from him. And he put on cursing, like a garment; and it went in like water into his entrails, and like oil in his bones. 19May it be unto him like a garment which covers him; and like a girdle with which he is girded continually. 20This is the work of them who detract me before the LORD; and who speak evils against my soul. 21But You, O LORD, do for me for Your Names sake; because Your Mercy is sweet. Deliver me, 22for I am poor and needy, and my heart is troubled within me. 23I am taken away like the shadow when it declines; and I am shaken off as locusts. 24My knees are weakened through fasting; and my flesh is wasted of its substance. 25And I am become a reproach to them; they saw me and they shook their heads, 26Help me, O LORD my God; save me according to Your Mercy. 27 And let them know that this is Your Hand; and that You, O LORD, have done it. 28 They will curse and You will bless; let those who rise up against me be confounded; but Your servant shall rejoice. 29Let those who detract me be clothed with shame; and let them be covered with the their confusion as with a double cloak. 30I will give great thanks to the LORD with my mouth; and in the midst of many I will praise Him. 31Because He has stood at the right hand of the poor, to save my soul from persecutors  [6] Set the sinner over him: Give to the devil, that arch-sinner, power over him: let him enter into him, and possess him. The imprecations, contained in the 30 verses of this Psalm, are opposed to the 30 pieces of silver for which judas betrayed our LORD; and are to be taken as prophetic denunciations of the evils that should befall the traitor and his accomplices; and not properly as curses. [24] For oil: The meaning is, my flesh is changed, being perfectly emaciated and dried up, as having lost all its oil or fatness.    


Christ's exaltation and everlasting priesthood.

1The LORD said to my LORD; Sit at My Right Hand; Until I make Your enemies Your footstool 2The LORD will send forth the scepter of Your power out of Zion; rule in the midst of Your enemies. 3With You is the principality in the day of Your strength; in the brightness of the saints; from the womb before the day star I begot You. 4The LORD has sworn, and He will not repent; You are a priest forever according to the order of Melchisedech. 5The LORD at Your Right Hand has broken kings in the day of His Wrath. 6He shall judge among nations, He shall fill ruins; He shall crush the heads in the land of the many. 7He shall drink of the torrent in the way; therefore shall He lift up the head.            


 God is to be praised for His graces, and benefits to His Church. Alleluia.

1I will praise You, O LORD, with my whole heart; in the council of the just; and in the congregation. 2Great are the works of the LORD; sought out according to all His wills 3His work is praise and magnificence; and His justice continues forever and ever. 4He has made a remembrance of His wonderful works, being a merciful and gracious LORD; 5He has given food to those who fear Him. He will be mindful forever of His Covenant; 6He will show forth to His people the power of His works; that He may give them the inheritance of the Gentiles. 7The works of His Hands are truth and judgment. 8All His Commandments are faithful; confirmed forever and ever, made in truth and equity. 9He has sent redemption to His people; He has commanded His Covenant forever. Holy and awesome is His Name. 10The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom. A good understanding to all who do it; His praise continues forever and ever.          

                    PSALM 112

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 Hebrew. It signifies that this Psalm was proper to be sung at the time of the return of the people from their captivity;  to inculcate to them, how happy they might be, if they would be constant in the service of God.

1 Blessed is the man who fears the LORD; he shall delight exceedingly in His Commandments. 2His seed shall be mighty upon earth; the generation of the righteous shall be blessed. 3Glory and wealth shall be in his house; and his justice remains forever and ever. 4To the righteous a light is risen up in darkness; he is merciful, and compassionate and just. 5Acceptable is the man who shows mercy and lends; he shall order his words with judgment; 6because he shall not be moved  forever. 7 The just shall be in everlasting remembrance; he shall not hear the evil hearing. His heart is ready to hope in the LORD; 8his heart is strengthened, he shall not be moved until he look over his enemies. 9He has distributed, he has given to the poor; his justice remains  forever and ever; his horn shall be exalted in glory. 10The wicked shall see, and shall be angry, he shall gnash with his teeth and pine away; the desire of the wicked shall perish.              


God is to be praised for His regard to the poor and humble. Alleluia.

1Praise the LORD, you children; praise the Name of the LORD. 2Blessed be the Name of the LORD, from henceforth now and forever. 3From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same, the Name of the LORD is worthy of praise. 4The LORD is high above all nations; and His glory above the Heavens. 5Who is as the LORD our God, Who dwells on high; 6and looks down on the low things in heaven and in earth? 7Raising up the needy from the earth, and lifting up the poor out of the dunghill; 8That He may place him with princes, with the princes of His people. 9 Who makes a barren woman to dwell in a house, the joyful mother of children.         


God has shown His power in delivering His people. Alleluia.

1When Israel went out of Egypt, the house of Jacob from a barbarous people; 2Judea made His sanctuary, Israel His dominion. 3The sea saw and fled; Jordan was turned back. 4The mountains skipped like rams, and the hills like the lambs of the flock. 5What ailed you, O sea, that you fled; and you, O Jordan, that you were turned back? 6You mountains, that you skipped like rams, and you hills, like lambs of the flock? 7At the Presence of the LORD the earth was moved, at the Presence of the God of Jacob; 8Who turned the rock into pools of water, and the stony hill into fountains of waters.     

PSALM   115

God has shown His power in delivering His people: idols are vain.

1 Not to us, O LORD, not to us; but to Your Name give glory. 2For Your Mercy, and for Your Truth's sake; lest the gentiles should say; Where is their God? 3But our God is in Heaven; He has done all things whatsoever He would. 4The idols of the gentiles are silver and gold, the works of the hands of men. 5They have mouths and speak not; they have eyes and see not. 6They have ears and hear not; they have noses and smell not. 7They have hands and feel not; they have feet and walk not; neither shall they cry out through their throat. 8Let them that make them become like unto them; and all such as trust in them. 9The house of Israel has hoped in the LORD; He is their helper and their protector. 10The house of Aaron has hoped in the LORD; He is their helper and their protector. 11Those who fear the LORD have hoped in the LORD; He is their helper and their protector. 12The LORD has been mindful of us, and has blessed us. He has blessed the house of Israel; He has blessed the house of Aaron. 13He has blessed all who fear the LORD, both little and great. 14May the LORD add blessings upon you; upon you, and upon your children. 15Blessed be you of the LORD, Who made heaven and earth. 16The heaven of heaven is the LORD 's; but the earth He has given to the children of men. 17The dead shall not praise You, O LORD; nor any of those who go down to hell. 18But we who live bless the LORD; from this time now and forever.            

PSALM   116

The prayer of a just man in affliction, with a lively confidence in God. Alleluia.

1 I have loved, because the LORD will hear the voice of my prayer. 2 Because He has inclined His Ear unto me; and in my days I will call upon Him. 3 The sorrows of death have encompassed me; and the perils of hell have found me. I met with trouble and sorrow; 4 and I called upon the Name of the LORD. O LORD, deliver my soul. 5 The LORD is merciful and just, and our God shows Mercy. 6 The LORD is the keeper of little ones; I was little and He delivered me. 7 Turn, O my soul, into your rest; for the LORD has been bountiful to you. 8 For He has delivered my soul from death; my eyes from tears, my feet from falling. 9 I will please the LORD in the land of the living. 10I have believed, therefore have I spoken; but I have been humbled exceedingly. 11 I said in my excess; Every man is a liar. 12 What shall I render to the LORD, for all the things He has rendered unto me? 13 I will take the Chalice of Salvation; and I will call upon the Name of the LORD. 14 I will pay my vows to the LORD before all His people; 15 precious in the Sight of the LORD is the death of His saints. 16 O LORD, for I am Your servant; I am Your servant, and the son of Your handmaid. You have broken my bonds; 17 I will sacrifice to You the sacrifice of praise, and I will call upon the Name of the LORD. 18 I will pay my vows to the LORD in the sight of all His people; 19 in the courts of the House of the LORD, in the midst of you, O Jerusalem.            

PSALM   117

All nations are called upon to praise God for His Mercy and Truth. Alleluia.

1 O praise the LORD, all you nations; praise Him, all you people. 2 For His Mercy is confirmed upon us; and the Truth of the LORD remains forever.            

PSALM   118 

 The Psalmist praises God for his delivery from evils:  puts his whole trust in Him; and foretells the coming of Christ. Alleluia.

1 Give praise to the LORD, for He is good; for His Mercy endures forever. 2Let Israel now say that He is good; that His Mercy endures forever. 3Let the house of Aaron now say, that His Mercy endures forever. 4Let those who fear the LORD now say, that His Mercy endures forever. 5In my trouble I called upon the LORD; and the LORD heard me, and enlarged me. 6The LORD is my helper, I will not fear what man can do unto me. 7The LORD is my helper; and I will look over my enemies. 8It is good to confide in the LORD, rather than to have confidence in man. 9It is good to trust in the LORD, rather than to trust in princes. 10All nations encompassed me about; and in the Name of the LORD I have been revenged on them. 11Surrounding me they encompassed me about; and in the Name of the LORD I have been revenged on them. 12They surrounded me like bees, and they burned like fire among thorns; and in the Name of the LORD I was revenged on them 13Being pushed I was overturned that I might fall; but the LORD supported me. 14The LORD is my strength and my praise; and He is become my Salvation. 15The voice of rejoicing and of Salvation is in the Tabernacles of the just. 16The Right Hand of the LORD has wrought strength; the Right Hand of the LORD has exulted me; the Right Hand of the LORD has wrought strength. 17I shall not die, but live; and shall declare the works of the LORD. 18The LORD chastising has chastised me; but He has not delivered me over to death. 19Open to me the gates of justice; I will go into them, and give praise to the LORD. 20This is the gate of the LORD, the just shall enter into it. 21I will give glory to You because You have heard me; and are become my Salvation. 22The stone which the builders rejected; the same is become the head of the corner. 23This is the LORD 's doing; and it is wonderful in our eyes. 24This is the day which the LORD has made; let us be glad and rejoice therein. 25O LORD, save me; O LORD, give good success. 26Blessed be He Who comes in the Name of the LORD. We have blessed you out of the House of the LORD. 27The LORD is God, and He has shone upon us. Appoint a solemn day, with shady boughs, even to the horn of the alter. 28You are my God, and I will praise You; You are my God, and I will exalt You. I will praise You, because You have heard me, and are become my Salvation. 29O praise the LORD, for He is good; for His Mercy endures  forever.     

PSALM   119

Beati Immaculati. Of the excellence of virtue consistingin the love and observance of the Commandments of God. Alleluia.

1  Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the Law of the LORD2  Blessed are they who search His Testimonies; who seek Him with their whole heart.  3  For those who work iniquity, have not walked in His ways. 4  You have commanded Your Commandments to be kept most diligently. 5  O! that my ways may be directed to keep Your justifications. 6  Then shall I not be confounded, when I shall look into all Your Commandments.  7  I will praise You with uprightness of heart, when I shall have learned the judgments of Your justice.  8  I will keep Your justifications; O! do not you utterly forsake me. [2] His testimonies: The Commandments of God are called His Testimonies, because they testify His Holy Will to us. Note here, that in almost every verse of this Psalm (which in number are 176) the Word and Law of God, and the love and observance of it, is perpetually inculcated, under a variety of denominations, all signifying the same thing.     
9 By what does a young man correct his way? By observing Your Words. 10With my whole heart have I sought after You; let me not stray from Your Commandments. 11Your Words have I hidden in my heart, that I may not sin against You.  12 Blessed are You, O LORD; teach me Your justifications. 13With my lips I have pronounced all the judgments of Your mouth. 14I have been delighted in the way of Your testimonies, as in all riches. 15I will meditate on Your Commandments; and I will consider Your ways. 16I will think of Your justifications; I will not forget Your Words.    



17Give bountifully to Your servant, enliven me; and I shall keep Your Words. 18Open my eyes; and I will consider the wondrous things of Your Law. 19I am a sojourner on the earth; hide not Your Commandments from me. 20My soul has coveted to long for Your justifications, at all times. 21You have rebuked the proud; they are cursed who decline from Your Commandments. 22Remove from me reproach and contempt; because I have sought after Your Testimonies. 23For princes sat, and spoke against me; but Your servant was employed in Your justifications. 24For Your testimonies are my meditation; and Your justifications my counsel.      



25My soul has cleaved to the pavement; quicken me according to Your Word. 26I have declared my ways, and You have heard me; teach me Your justifications. 27Make me to understand the way of Your justifications; and I shall be exercised in Your wondrous works. 28My soul has slumbered through heaviness; strengthen me in Your Words. 29Remove from me the way of iniquity; and out of Your Law have mercy on me. 30I have chosen the way of truth; Your judgments I have not forgotten. 31 I have stuck to Your Testimonies, O LORD; put me not to shame. 32 I have run the way of Your Commandments, when You enlarged my heart.            


33Set before me for a law the way of Your justifications, O LORD; and I will always seek after it. 34Give me understanding, and I will search Your Law; and I will keep it with my whole heart. 35Lead me into the path of Your Commandments; for this I have desired. 36Incline my heart into Your Testimonies and not to covetousness. 37Turn away my eyes that they may not behold vanity; quicken me in Your way. 38Establish Your Word to Your servant, in Your fear. 39Turn away my reproach, which I have apprehended; for Your judgments are delightful.  40Behold I have longed after Your Precepts; quicken me in Your Justice.      



41Let Your Mercy also come upon me, O LORD; Your salvation according to Your Word.  42 So shall I answer those who reproach me in any thing; that I have trusted in Your Words. 43 And take not the Word of Truth utterly out of my mouth; for in Your Words have I hoped exceedingly. 44So shall I always keep Your Law, forever and ever. 45And I walked at large; because I have sought after Your Commandments. 46And I spoke of Your Testimonies before kings; and I was not ashamed. 47I meditated also on Your Commandments, which I loved. 48And I lifted up my hands to Your Commandments, which I loved; and I was exercised in Your Justifications.        



49Be mindful of Your Word to Your servant, in which You have given me hope. 50This has comforted me in my humiliation; because Your Word has enlivened me. 51The proud did iniquitously altogether; but I declined not from Your Law. 52I remembered, O LORD, Your judgments of old; and I was comforted.  53A fainting has taken hold of me, because of the wicked who forsake Your Law. 54Your Justifications were the subject of my song, in the place of my pilgrimage. 55In the night I have remembered Your Name, O LORD; and have kept Your Law. 56This happened to me; because I sought after Your Justifications.          



57O LORD, my portion, I have said, I would keep the Law. 58I entreated Your Face with all my heart; have mercy on me according to Your Word. 59I have thought on my ways; and turned my feet unto Your Testimonies. 60I am ready, and am not troubled; that I may keep Your Commandments. 61The cords of the wicked have encompassed me; but I have not forgotten Your Law. 62I rose at midnight to give praise to You; for the judgments of Your Justification. 63I am a partaker with all those who fear You, and that keep Your Commandments. 64The earth, O LORD, is full of Your Mercy; teach me Your Justifications.          



65You have done well with Your servant, O LORD, according to Your Word. 66Teach me goodness and discipline and knowledge; for I have believed Your Commandments. 67Before I was humbled I offended; therefore have I kept Your Word. 68You are good; and in your goodness teach me your justifications. 69The iniquity of the proud has been multiplied over me; but I will seek Your Commandments with my whole heart. 70Their heart is curdled like milk; but I have meditated on Your Law. 71It is good for me that You have humbled me, that I may learn Your Justifications. 72 The Law of Your Mouth is good to me, above thousands of gold and silver pieces.        



73Your Hands have made me and formed me; give me understanding, and I will learn your commandments. 74Those who fear You shall see me, and shall be glad; because I have greatly hoped in Your Words. 75I know, O LORD, that Your judgments are equity; and in Your truth You have humbled me. 76O! let Your Mercy be for my comfort, according to Your Word unto Your servant. 77Let Your tender mercies come unto me, and I shall live; for Your Law is my meditation. 78Let the proud be ashamed, because they have done unjustly towards me; but I will be employed in Your Commandments. 79Let those who fear You turn to me" and those know Your testimonies. 80Let my heart be undefiled in Your justifications, that I may not be confounded.          



81My soul has fainted after Your Salvation; and in Your Word I have very much hoped. 82My eyes have failed for Your Word, saying; When will You comfort me? 83For I am become like a bottle in the frost; I have not forgotten Your justifications. 84How many are the days of Your servant; when will You execute judgment on those who persecute me? 85The wicked have told me fables; but not as Your law. 86All Your statutes are truth; they have persecuted me unjustly, help me. 87They had almost made an end of me upon earth; but I have not forsaken Your Commandments. 88Quicken me according to Your Mercy; and I shall keep the testimonies of Your Mouth.        



89 Forever, O LORD, Your Word stands firm in heaven. 90Your truth unto all generations; You have founded the earth, and it continues. 91By Your ordinance the day goes on; for all things serve You. 92Unless Your Law had been my meditation, I had then perhaps perished in my abjection. 93Your justifications I will never forget; for by them You have given me life. 94I am Yours, save  me; for I have sought Your justifications. 95The wicked have waited for me to destroy me; but I have understood Your testimonies. 96I have seen an end to all persecution; Your Commandment is exceeding broad.         



97 O how have I loved Your Law, O LORD! it is my meditation all day. 98Through Your Commandment, You have made me wiser than my enemies; for it is forever with me. 99I have understood more than all my teachers; because Your Testimonies are my meditation. 100I have had understanding above ancients; because I have sought Your Commandments. 101I have restrained my feet from every evil way; that I may keep Your Words. 102I have not declined from Your Judgments, because You have set me a Law. 103How sweet are Your Words to my palate! more than honey to my mouth. 104By Your Commandments I have had understanding; therefore have I hated every way of iniquity.      



105Your Word is a lamp to my feet, and a light to my paths. 106I have sworn and am determined to keep the judgments of Your justice. 107I have been humbled, O L