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And they will sing of the ways of the LORD, For great is the glory of the LORD.
"Her priests also I will clothe with salvation, And her godly ones will sing aloud for joy.
And it was reckoned to him for righteousness, To all generations forever.
How he swore to the LORD And vowed to the Mighty One of Jacob,
You cleared the ground before it, And it took deep root and filled the land.
They forgot His deeds And His miracles that He had shown them.
For, behold, those who are far from You will perish; You have destroyed all those who are unfaithful to You.
You withdrew all Your fury; You turned away from Your burning anger.
For God will save Zion and build the cities of Judah, That they may dwell there and possess it.
Because of the voice of the enemy, Because of the pressure of the wicked; For they bring down trouble upon me And in anger they bear a grudge against me.
Foreigners fade away, And come trembling out of their fortresses.
For He has strengthened the bars of your gates; He has blessed your sons within you.
"The plowers plowed upon my back; They lengthened their furrows."
"May a slanderer not be established in the earth; May evil hunt the violent man speedily."
For the sake of my brothers and my friends, I will now say, "May peace be within you."
Let my lips utter praise, For You teach me Your statutes.
All Your commandments are faithful; They have persecuted me with a lie; help me!
The arrogant utterly deride me, Yet I do not turn aside from Your law.
When the sun rises they withdraw And lie down in their dens.
Because they had rebelled against the words of God And spurned the counsel of the Most High.
But as for us, we will bless the LORD From this time forth and forever. Praise the LORD!
He opened the rock and water flowed out; It ran in the dry places like a river.
With my mouth I will give thanks abundantly to the LORD; And in the midst of many I will praise Him.
Why have You broken down its hedges, So that all who pass that way pick its fruit?
Who were destroyed at En-dor, Who became as dung for the ground.
It was sending out its branches to the sea And its shoots to the River.
So He brought them to His holy land, To this hill country which His right hand had gained.
They have counseled only to thrust him down from his high position; They delight in falsehood; They bless with their mouth, But inwardly they curse. Selah.
Like a dream when one awakes, O Lord, when aroused, You will despise their form.
In Your righteousness deliver me and rescue me; Incline Your ear to me and save me.
Bless God in the congregations, Even the LORD, you who are of the fountain of Israel.
"Deliver me from all my transgressions; Make me not the reproach of the foolish.
Indeed, may you see your children's children Peace be upon Israel!
I hate and despise falsehood, But I love Your law.
"Moab is My washbowl; Over Edom I shall throw My shoe; Over Philistia I will shout aloud."
Who can speak of the mighty deeds of the LORD, Or can show forth all His praise?
You have by Your power redeemed Your people, The sons of Jacob and Joseph. Selah.
Your burning anger has passed over me; Your terrors have destroyed me.
If they violate My statutes And do not keep My commandments,
"Those who hate the LORD would pretend obedience to Him, And their time of punishment would be forever.
Zion heard this and was glad, And the daughters of Judah have rejoiced Because of Your judgments, O LORD.
O LORD God of hosts, restore us; Cause Your face to shine upon us, and we will be saved.
To deliver their soul from death And to keep them alive in famine.
He also drove out the nations before them And apportioned them for an inheritance by measurement, And made the tribes of Israel dwell in their tents.
Because they do not regard the works of the LORD Nor the deeds of His hands, He will tear them down and not build them up.
For strangers have risen against me And violent men have sought my life; They have not set God before them. Selah.
I have told of my ways, and You have answered me; Teach me Your statutes.
But grumbled in their tents; They did not listen to the voice of the LORD.
You broke open springs and torrents; You dried up ever-flowing streams.
That Your beloved may be delivered, Save with Your right hand, and answer me!
Blessed be the LORD forever! Amen and Amen.
No, in heart you work unrighteousness; On earth you weigh out the violence of your hands.
"You let your mouth loose in evil And your tongue frames deceit.
You have spurned the covenant of Your servant; You have profaned his crown in the dust.
To execute vengeance on the nations And punishment on the peoples,
They have mouths, but they cannot speak; They have eyes, but they cannot see;
Stretch forth Your hand from on high; Rescue me and deliver me out of great waters, Out of the hand of aliens
"May peace be within your walls, And prosperity within your palaces."
"May burning coals fall upon them; May they be cast into the fire, Into deep pits from which they cannot rise.
Deal with Your servant according to Your lovingkindness And teach me Your statutes.
Those who follow after wickedness draw near; They are far from Your law.
This is the gate of the LORD; The righteous will enter through it.
I shall pay my vows to the LORD, Oh may it be in the presence of all His people.
I shall walk before the LORD In the land of the living.
You pushed me violently so that I was falling, But the LORD helped me.
Who turned the rock into a pool of water, The flint into a fountain of water.
To hear the groaning of the prisoner, To set free those who were doomed to death,
My knees are weak from fasting, And my flesh has grown lean, without fatness.
Because of the loudness of my groaning My bones cling to my flesh.
Therefore the LORD heard and was full of wrath; And a fire was kindled against Jacob And anger also mounted against Israel,
Let them be ashamed and dismayed forever, And let them be humiliated and perish,
So pursue them with Your tempest And terrify them with Your storm.
You brought us into the net; You laid an oppressive burden upon our loins.
Make us glad according to the days You have afflicted us, And the years we have seen evil.
The mountains were covered with its shadow, And the cedars of God with its boughs.
They have burned Your sanctuary to the ground; They have defiled the dwelling place of Your name.
Then all men will fear, And they will declare the work of God, And will consider what He has done.
For behold, they have set an ambush for my life; Fierce men launch an attack against me, Not for my transgression nor for my sin, O LORD,
But You, O LORD, laugh at them; You scoff at all the nations.
Consider her ramparts; Go through her palaces, That you may tell it to the next generation.
He sends forth His word and melts them; He causes His wind to blow and the waters to flow.
They stand this day according to Your ordinances, For all things are Your servants.
They performed His wondrous acts among them, And miracles in the land of Ham.
Therefore my spirit is overwhelmed within me; My heart is appalled within me.
The arrogant have forged a lie against me; With all my heart I will observe Your precepts.
May Your compassion come to me that I may live, For Your law is my delight.
Hide me from the secret counsel of evildoers, From the tumult of those who do iniquity,
Behold, I long for Your precepts; Revive me through Your righteousness.
With whom My hand will be established; My arm also will strengthen him.
Let my accusers be clothed with dishonor, And let them cover themselves with their own shame as with a robe.
That men may tell of the name of the LORD in Zion And His praise in Jerusalem,
My wounds grow foul and fester Because of my folly.
He has weakened my strength in the way; He has shortened my days.
"Behold, I would wander far away, I would lodge in the wilderness. Selah.
He spoke to them in the pillar of cloud; They kept His testimonies And the statute that He gave them.
There He broke the flaming arrows, The shield and the sword and the weapons of war. Selah.
Let their way be dark and slippery, With the angel of the LORD pursuing them.
He shall go to the generation of his fathers; They will never see the light.
Let not the foot of pride come upon me, And let not the hand of the wicked drive me away.
My heart has been smitten like grass and has withered away, Indeed, I forget to eat my bread.
They slay the widow and the stranger And murder the orphans.
He smote the firstborn of Egypt, Both of man and beast.
A perverse heart shall depart from me; I will know no evil.
From the care of the ewes with suckling lambs He brought him To shepherd Jacob His people, And Israel His inheritance.
"Had it not been the LORD who was on our side When men rose up against us,
Blessed be the LORD from Zion, Who dwells in Jerusalem. Praise the LORD!
The pastures of the wilderness drip, And the hills gird themselves with rejoicing.
He sent among them swarms of flies which devoured them, And frogs which destroyed them.
And my eye has looked exultantly upon my foes, My ears hear of the evildoers who rise up against me.
Turn Your footsteps toward the perpetual ruins; The enemy has damaged everything within the sanctuary.
And it will please the LORD better than an ox Or a young bull with horns and hoofs.
You sell Your people cheaply, And have not profited by their sale.
All who hate me whisper together against me; Against me they devise my hurt, saying,
The righteous will see and fear, And will laugh at him, saying,
To those who keep His covenant And remember His precepts to do them.
O LORD, why do You reject my soul? Why do You hide Your face from me?
The upright see it and are glad; But all unrighteousness shuts its mouth.
For I have been stricken all day long And chastened every morning.
My enemies have reproached me all day long; Those who deride me have used my name as a curse.
A boar from the forest eats it away And whatever moves in the field feeds on it.
Will You be angry with us forever? Will You prolong Your anger to all generations?
He led them safely, so that they did not fear; But the sea engulfed their enemies.
They return at evening, they howl like a dog, And go around the city.
"A wicked thing is poured out upon him, That when he lies down, he will not rise up again."
Let Mount Zion be glad, Let the daughters of Judah rejoice Because of Your judgments.
For I said, "May they not rejoice over me, Who, when my foot slips, would magnify themselves against me."
Then I beat them fine as the dust before the wind; I emptied them out as the mire of the streets.
He spoke, and locusts came, And young locusts, even without number,
In the morning it flourishes and sprouts anew; Toward evening it fades and withers away.
Kings of the earth and all peoples; Princes and all judges of the earth;
So He saved them from the hand of the one who hated them, And redeemed them from the hand of the enemy.
For the sake of Your name, O LORD, revive me In Your righteousness bring my soul out of trouble.
I cling to Your testimonies; O LORD, do not put me to shame!
His lightnings lit up the world; The earth saw and trembled.
Will Your wonders be made known in the darkness? And Your righteousness in the land of forgetfulness?
They are not in trouble as other men, Nor are they plagued like mankind.
Has His lovingkindness ceased forever? Has His promise come to an end forever?
Let the groaning of the prisoner come before You; According to the greatness of Your power preserve those who are doomed to die.
Do not deliver the soul of Your turtledove to the wild beast; Do not forget the life of Your afflicted forever.
And gave up His strength to captivity And His glory into the hand of the adversary.
He turned the sea into dry land; They passed through the river on foot; There let us rejoice in Him!
So that it does not hear the voice of charmers, Or a skillful caster of spells.
Have the workers of wickedness no knowledge, Who eat up My people as though they ate bread And have not called upon God?
For when he dies he will carry nothing away; His glory will not descend after him.
From the wicked who despoil me, My deadly enemies who surround me.
To execute on them the judgment written; This is an honor for all His godly ones. Praise the LORD!
Whose mouths speak deceit, And whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood.
He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death And broke their bands apart.
They have given the dead bodies of Your servants for food to the birds of the heavens, The flesh of Your godly ones to the beasts of the earth.
With which Your enemies have reproached, O LORD, With which they have reproached the footsteps of Your anointed.
Has God forgotten to be gracious, Or has He in anger withdrawn His compassion? Selah.
I opened my mouth wide and panted, For I longed for Your commandments.
When I made sackcloth my clothing, I became a byword to them.
For without cause they hid their net for me; Without cause they dug a pit for my soul.
Though they intended evil against You And devised a plot, They will not succeed.
Let them flow away like water that runs off; When he aims his arrows, let them be as headless shafts.
For I am ready to fall, And my sorrow is continually before me.
Let our cattle bear Without mishap and without loss, Let there be no outcry in our streets!
Because they did not believe in God And did not trust in His salvation.
O accept the freewill offerings of my mouth, O LORD, And teach me Your ordinances.
He smote many nations And slew mighty kings,
He caused the east wind to blow in the heavens And by His power He directed the south wind.
He has brought back their wickedness upon them And will destroy them in their evil; The LORD our God will destroy them.
I have remembered Your ordinances from of old, O LORD, And comfort myself.
But You, O LORD, are on high forever.
Do not lift up your horn on high, Do not speak with insolent pride.'"
And do not hide Your face from Your servant, For I am in distress; answer me quickly.
When God arose to judgment, To save all the humble of the earth. Selah.
But God will shoot at them with an arrow; Suddenly they will be wounded.
I have become a marvel to many, For You are my strong refuge.
That he should live on eternally, That he should not undergo decay.
"Remove Your plague from me; Because of the opposition of Your hand I am perishing.
All this has come upon us, but we have not forgotten You, And we have not dealt falsely with Your covenant.
"When your fathers tested Me, They tried Me, though they had seen My work.
Then He confirmed it to Jacob for a statute, To Israel as an everlasting covenant,
For He remembered His holy word With Abraham His servant;
Let his children wander about and beg; And let them seek sustenance far from their ruined homes.
Your testimonies are righteous forever; Give me understanding that I may live.
They did not remember His power, The day when He redeemed them from the adversary,
"The enemy will not deceive him, Nor the son of wickedness afflict him.
You are resplendent, More majestic than the mountains of prey.
But my enemies are vigorous and strong, And many are those who hate me wrongfully.
The moon and stars to rule by night, For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
They were hungry and thirsty; Their soul fainted within them.
But turned back and acted treacherously like their fathers; They turned aside like a treacherous bow.
"Behold, He struck the rock so that waters gushed out, And streams were overflowing; Can He give bread also? Will He provide meat for His people?"
Do good, O LORD, to those who are good And to those who are upright in their hearts.
You give to them, they gather it up; You open Your hand, they are satisfied with good.
The anger of God rose against them And killed some of their stoutest ones, And subdued the choice men of Israel.
Add iniquity to their iniquity, And may they not come into Your righteousness.
Pour out Your indignation on them, And may Your burning anger overtake them.
So they will make him stumble; Their own tongue is against them; All who see them will shake the head.
Destruction is in her midst; Oppression and deceit do not depart from her streets.
They have bowed down and fallen, But we have risen and stood upright.
The Lord said, "I will bring them back from Bashan. I will bring them back from the depths of the sea;
I cried to Him with my mouth, And He was extolled with my tongue.
Our heart has not turned back, And our steps have not deviated from Your way,
Destroy them in wrath, destroy them that they may be no more; That men may know that God rules in Jacob To the ends of the earth. Selah.
For the sake of David Your servant, Do not turn away the face of Your anointed.
Flash forth lightning and scatter them; Send out Your arrows and confuse them.
Their soul abhorred all kinds of food, And they drew near to the gates of death.
O Israel, hope in the LORD From this time forth and forever.
Also He blesses them and they multiply greatly, And He does not let their cattle decrease.
I behold the treacherous and loathe them, Because they do not keep Your word.
I sought Your favor with all my heart; Be gracious to me according to Your word.
Many times He would deliver them; They, however, were rebellious in their counsel, And so sank down in their iniquity.
Judah became His sanctuary, Israel, His dominion.
Therefore his people return to this place, And waters of abundance are drunk by them.
At Your rebuke, O God of Jacob, Both rider and horse were cast into a dead sleep.
I have considered the days of old, The years of long ago.
But as for me, I will declare it forever; I will sing praises to the God of Jacob.
But You have saved us from our adversaries, And You have put to shame those who hate us.
For our soul has sunk down into the dust; Our body cleaves to the earth.
He will recompense the evil to my foes; Destroy them in Your faithfulness.
Let those be appalled because of their shame Who say to me, "Aha, aha!"
Let those be ashamed and humiliated altogether who rejoice at my distress; Let those be clothed with shame and dishonor who magnify themselves over me.
"Surely I will not enter my house, Nor lie on my bed;
Sharp arrows of the warrior, With the burning coals of the broom tree.
My zeal has consumed me, Because my adversaries have forgotten Your words.
They attack, they lurk, They watch my steps, As they have waited to take my life.
Consider how I love Your precepts; Revive me, O LORD, according to Your lovingkindness.
You love all words that devour, O deceitful tongue.
"I shall also set his hand on the sea And his right hand on the rivers.
"I would hasten to my place of refuge From the stormy wind and tempest."
Let those who are adversaries of my soul be ashamed and consumed; Let them be covered with reproach and dishonor, who seek to injure me.
Because of the voice of him who reproaches and reviles, Because of the presence of the enemy and the avenger.
You cause us to turn back from the adversary; And those who hate us have taken spoil for themselves.
The voice of the LORD hews out flames of fire.
Let our garners be full, furnishing every kind of produce, And our flocks bring forth thousands and ten thousands in our fields;
Behold, for thus shall the man be blessed Who fears the LORD.
The LORD is righteous; He has cut in two the cords of the wicked.
Arise, O God, and plead Your own cause; Remember how the foolish man reproaches You all day long.
Let my supplication come before You; Deliver me according to Your word.
Salvation is far from the wicked, For they do not seek Your statutes.
Like fire that burns the forest And like a flame that sets the mountains on fire,
Plead my cause and redeem me; Revive me according to Your word.
What ails you, O sea, that you flee? O Jordan, that you turn back?
Help me, O LORD my God; Save me according to Your lovingkindness.
The descendants of His servants will inherit it, And those who love His name will dwell in it.
And return to our neighbors sevenfold into their bosom The reproach with which they have reproached You, O Lord.
They will be delivered over to the power of the sword; They will be a prey for foxes.
Behold, they belch forth with their mouth; Swords are in their lips, For, they say, "Who hears?"
Because of wickedness, cast them forth, In anger put down the peoples, O God!
Stir up Yourself, and awake to my right And to my cause, my God and my Lord.
When the wind has passed over it, it is no more, And its place acknowledges it no longer.
With which the reaper does not fill his hand, Or the binder of sheaves his bosom;
And in Your lovingkindness, cut off my enemies And destroy all those who afflict my soul, For I am Your servant.
To which the tribes go up, even the tribes of the LORD-- An ordinance for Israel-- To give thanks to the name of the LORD.
Be surety for Your servant for good; Do not let the arrogant oppress me.
Revive me according to Your lovingkindness, So that I may keep the testimony of Your mouth.
The cords of the wicked have encircled me, But I have not forgotten Your law.
Turn away my reproach which I dread, For Your ordinances are good.
Thus they provoked Him to anger with their deeds, And the plague broke out among them.
He made him lord of his house And ruler over all his possessions,
When He rained meat upon them like the dust, Even winged fowl like the sand of the seas,
Consider the covenant; For the dark places of the land are full of the habitations of violence.
They wander about for food And growl if they are not satisfied.
Day and night they go around her upon her walls, And iniquity and mischief are in her midst.
He will cut off the spirit of princes; He is feared by the kings of the earth.
Yes, I am like a man who does not hear, And in whose mouth are no arguments.
It is burned with fire, it is cut down; They perish at the rebuke of Your countenance.
Until I find a place for the LORD, A dwelling place for the Mighty One of Jacob."
He gave also their crops to the grasshopper And the product of their labor to the locust.
He brought forth streams also from the rock And caused waters to run down like rivers.
I went about as though it were my friend or brother; I bowed down mourning, as one who sorrows for a mother.
I hope for Your salvation, O LORD, And do Your commandments.
Let the iniquity of his fathers be remembered before the LORD, And do not let the sin of his mother be blotted out.
That your foot may shatter them in blood, The tongue of your dogs may have its portion from your enemies."
To make known to the sons of men Your mighty acts And the glory of the majesty of Your kingdom.
To Him who smote great kings, For His lovingkindness is everlasting,
The arrogant have dug pits for me, Men who are not in accord with Your law.
His heart is upheld, he will not fear, Until he looks with satisfaction on his adversaries.
"Do not grant, O LORD, the desires of the wicked; Do not promote his evil device, that they not be exalted. Selah.
They crush Your people, O LORD, And afflict Your heritage.
Their heart is covered with fat, But I delight in Your law.
Because of Your indignation and Your wrath, For You have lifted me up and cast me away.
Every morning I will destroy all the wicked of the land, So as to cut off from the city of the LORD all those who do iniquity.
For they do not speak peace, But they devise deceitful words against those who are quiet in the land.
For judgment will again be righteous, And all the upright in heart will follow it.
Though while he lives he congratulates himself-- And though men praise you when you do well for yourself--
They opened their mouth wide against me; They said, "Aha, aha, our eyes have seen it!"
They give drink to every beast of the field; The wild donkeys quench their thirst.
My eyes fail with longing for Your word, While I say, "When will You comfort me?"
He casts forth His ice as fragments; Who can stand before His cold?
I will not give sleep to my eyes Or slumber to my eyelids,
For there thrones were set for judgment, The thrones of the house of David.
They devise injustices, saying, "We are ready with a well-conceived plot"; For the inward thought and the heart of a man are deep.
When they are diminished and bowed down Through oppression, misery and sorrow,
Saying, "To you I will give the land of Canaan As the portion of your inheritance,"
They band themselves together against the life of the righteous And condemn the innocent to death.
That You may grant him relief from the days of adversity, Until a pit is dug for the wicked.
You caused judgment to be heard from heaven; The earth feared and was still
"I would quickly subdue their enemies And turn My hand against their adversaries.
Let not the oppressed return dishonored; Let the afflicted and needy praise Your name.
How they are destroyed in a moment! They are utterly swept away by sudden terrors!
Let those be turned back because of their shame Who say, "Aha, aha!"
They will be led forth with gladness and rejoicing; They will enter into the King's palace.
Make haste to help me, O Lord, my salvation!
And slew mighty kings, For His lovingkindness is everlasting:
They rose up to the heavens, they went down to the depths; Their soul melted away in their misery.
With a strong hand and an outstretched arm, For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
"As for the head of those who surround me, May the mischief of their lips cover them.
Blessed be the LORD, Who has not given us to be torn by their teeth.
He also struck down all the firstborn in their land, The first fruits of all their vigor.
To make them sit with princes, With the princes of His people.
Therefore He swore to them That He would cast them down in the wilderness,
Let this be the reward of my accusers from the LORD, And of those who speak evil against my soul.
He spoke, and there came a swarm of flies And gnats in all their territory.
Their land swarmed with frogs Even in the chambers of their kings.
The earth opened and swallowed up Dathan, And engulfed the company of Abiram.
And He caused His people to be very fruitful, And made them stronger than their adversaries.
Fire devoured His young men, And His virgins had no wedding songs.
For my enemies have spoken against me; And those who watch for my life have consulted together,
For they have persecuted him whom You Yourself have smitten, And they tell of the pain of those whom You have wounded.
Oh draw near to my soul and redeem it; Ransom me because of my enemies!
You will prolong the king's life; His years will be as many generations.
Judge me, O LORD my God, according to Your righteousness, And do not let them rejoice over me.
Have not You Yourself, O God, rejected us? And will You not go forth with our armies, O God?
For the sake of the house of the LORD our God, I will seek your good.
Let my soul live that it may praise You, And let Your ordinances help me.
You have commanded Your testimonies in righteousness And exceeding faithfulness.
I long for Your salvation, O LORD, And Your law is my delight.
Uphold me that I may be safe, That I may have regard for Your statutes continually.
O LORD, I remember Your name in the night, And keep Your law.
Because he did not remember to show lovingkindness, But persecuted the afflicted and needy man, And the despondent in heart, to put them to death.
I am Yours, save me; For I have sought Your precepts.
He gave them hail for rain, And flaming fire in their land.
Let his posterity be cut off; In a following generation let their name be blotted out.
In the courts of the LORD'S house, In the midst of you, O Jerusalem. Praise the LORD!
Let the creditor seize all that he has, And let strangers plunder the product of his labor.
Have not You Yourself, O God, rejected us? And will You not go forth with our armies, O God?
Who will bring me into the besieged city? Who will lead me to Edom?
Redeem me from the oppression of man, That I may keep Your precepts.
When the peoples are gathered together, And the kingdoms, to serve the LORD.
Why do You withdraw Your hand, even Your right hand? From within Your bosom, destroy them!
And a fire blazed up in their company; The flame consumed the wicked.
Oh let those who fear the LORD say, "His lovingkindness is everlasting."
You make us an object of contention to our neighbors, And our enemies laugh among themselves.
Your adversaries have roared in the midst of Your meeting place; They have set up their own standards for signs.
My tongue also will utter Your righteousness all day long; For they are ashamed, for they are humiliated who seek my hurt.
To bind their kings with chains And their nobles with fetters of iron,
Let the wicked fall into their own nets, While I pass by safely.
Both young men and virgins; Old men and children.
Sihon, king of the Amorites, And Og, king of Bashan, And all the kingdoms of Canaan;
You who stand in the house of the LORD, In the courts of the house of our God!
"Many times they have persecuted me from my youth up; Yet they have not prevailed against me.
Our soul is greatly filled With the scoffing of those who are at ease, And with the contempt of the proud.
Nevertheless He looked upon their distress When He heard their cry;
I shall pay my vows to the LORD, Oh may it be in the presence of all His people,
Many are my persecutors and my adversaries, Yet I do not turn aside from Your testimonies.
Wonders in the land of Ham And awesome things by the Red Sea.
And they wandered about from nation to nation, From one kingdom to another people.
For I have eaten ashes like bread And mingled my drink with weeping
He gave over their cattle also to the hailstones And their herds to bolts of lightning.
Then he passed away, and lo, he was no more; I sought for him, but he could not be found.
O God, do not be far from me; O my God, hasten to my help!
They return at evening, they howl like a dog, And go around the city.
He sent darkness and made it dark; And they did not rebel against His words.
Mountains and all hills; Fruit trees and all cedars;
You have broken down all his walls; You have brought his strongholds to ruin.
My soul keeps Your testimonies, And I love them exceedingly.
This has become mine, That I observe Your precepts.
In whose hands is a wicked scheme, And whose right hand is full of bribes.
"But I shall crush his adversaries before him, And strike those who hate him.
So He brought their days to an end in futility And their years in sudden terror.
Beasts and all cattle; Creeping things and winged fowl;
Hear my voice according to Your lovingkindness; Revive me, O LORD, according to Your ordinances.
They surrounded me, yes, they surrounded me; In the name of the LORD I will surely cut them off.
Saying, "God has forsaken him; Pursue and seize him, for there is no one to deliver."
Sihon, king of the Amorites, For His lovingkindness is everlasting,
The wicked have laid a snare for me, Yet I have not gone astray from Your precepts.
Then the waters would have engulfed us, The stream would have swept over our soul;
He sent signs and wonders into your midst, O Egypt, Upon Pharaoh and all his servants.
That I may see the prosperity of Your chosen ones, That I may rejoice in the gladness of Your nation, That I may glory with Your inheritance.
He gave them also the lands of the nations, That they might take possession of the fruit of the peoples' labor,
Their sword will enter their own heart, And their bows will be broken.
You have shortened the days of his youth; You have covered him with shame. Selah.
Let destruction come upon him unawares, And let the net which he hid catch himself; Into that very destruction let him fall.
Keep me from the jaws of the trap which they have set for me, And from the snares of those who do iniquity.
Then they would have swallowed us alive, When their anger was kindled against us;
What shall be given to you, and what more shall be done to you, You deceitful tongue?
To imprison his princes at will, That he might teach his elders wisdom.
My life is continually in my hand, Yet I do not forget Your law.
I am passing like a shadow when it lengthens; I am shaken off like the locust.
He drove His adversaries backward; He put on them an everlasting reproach.
For no guilt of mine, they run and set themselves against me Arouse Yourself to help me, and see!
Who gives salvation to kings, Who rescues David His servant from the evil sword.
Great are Your mercies, O LORD; Revive me according to Your ordinances.
They have poured out their blood like water round about Jerusalem; And there was no one to bury them.
And turned their rivers to blood, And their streams, they could not drink.
They have hands, but they cannot feel; They have feet, but they cannot walk; They cannot make a sound with their throat.
Let them curse, but You bless; When they arise, they shall be ashamed, But Your servant shall be glad.
So they ate and were well filled, And their desire He gave to them.
He also made them objects of compassion In the presence of all their captors.
How many are the days of Your servant? When will You execute judgment on those who persecute me?
And sow fields and plant vineyards, And gather a fruitful harvest.
He has made known to His people the power of His works, In giving them the heritage of the nations.
And that He would cast their seed among the nations And scatter them in the lands.
They have surrounded me like water all day long; They have encompassed me altogether.
Egypt was glad when they departed, For the dread of them had fallen upon them.
Before they had satisfied their desire, While their food was in their mouths,
O house of Aaron, trust in the LORD; He is their help and their shield.
You have seen it, O LORD, do not keep silent; O Lord, do not be far from me.
Let it be to him as a garment with which he covers himself, And for a belt with which he constantly girds himself.
Their enemies also oppressed them, And they were subdued under their power.
I shall offer to You burnt offerings of fat beasts, With the smoke of rams; I shall make an offering of bulls with male goats. Selah.
We have become a reproach to our neighbors, A scoffing and derision to those around us.
His priests fell by the sword, And His widows could not weep.
They saw it, then they were amazed; They were terrified, they fled in alarm.
The LORD will not leave him in his hand Or let him be condemned when he is judged.
And He gave their land as a heritage, A heritage to Israel His people.
"His enemies I will clothe with shame, But upon himself his crown shall shine."
Then He gave them into the hand of the nations, And those who hated them ruled over them.
Oh let the house of Aaron say, "His lovingkindness is everlasting."
The waters covered their adversaries; Not one of them was left.
He turned their waters into blood And caused their fish to die.
The wicked wait for me to destroy me; I shall diligently consider Your testimonies.
O house of Israel, bless the LORD; O house of Aaron, bless the LORD;
Therefore He humbled their heart with labor; They stumbled and there was none to help.
To shoot from concealment at the blameless; Suddenly they shoot at him, and do not fear.
And let them know that this is Your hand; You, LORD, have done it.
The king sent and released him, The ruler of peoples, and set him free.
All who pass along the way plunder him; He has become a reproach to his neighbors.
And Og, king of Bashan, For His lovingkindness is everlasting,
To Him who led His people through the wilderness, For His lovingkindness is everlasting;
It seems as if one had lifted up His axe in a forest of trees.
Those who make them will be like them, Yes, everyone who trusts in them.
They have mouths, but they do not speak; They have eyes, but they do not see;
O house of Levi, bless the LORD; You who revere the LORD, bless the LORD.
The sun to rule by day, For His lovingkindness is everlasting,
He struck down their vines also and their fig trees, And shattered the trees of their territory.
You have made his splendor to cease And cast his throne to the ground.
They are upheld forever and ever; They are performed in truth and uprightness.
And there He makes the hungry to dwell, So that they may establish an inhabited city,
And has rescued us from our adversaries, For His lovingkindness is everlasting;
They have ears, but they do not hear, Nor is there any breath at all in their mouths.
And brought Israel out from their midst, For His lovingkindness is everlasting,
Their judges are thrown down by the sides of the rock, And they hear my words, for they are pleasant.
They almost destroyed me on earth, But as for me, I did not forsake Your precepts.
They have seen the works of the LORD, And His wonders in the deep.
And ate up all vegetation in their land, And ate up the fruit of their ground.
You also turn back the edge of his sword And have not made him stand in battle.
And now all its carved work They smash with hatchet and hammers.
Do not let them say in their heart, "Aha, our desire!" Do not let them say, "We have swallowed him up!"
O mountains, that you skip like rams? O hills, like lambs?
He also delivered His people to the sword, And was filled with wrath at His inheritance.
I cried to You; save me And I shall keep Your testimonies.
Let them be before the LORD continually, That He may cut off their memory from the earth;
Let there be none to extend lovingkindness to him, Nor any to be gracious to his fatherless children.
Do not forget the voice of Your adversaries, The uproar of those who rise against You which ascends continually.
You have exalted the right hand of his adversaries; You have made all his enemies rejoice.
May those who fear You turn to me, Even those who know Your testimonies.
Then He let them fall in the midst of their camp, Round about their dwellings.
For they have devoured Jacob And laid waste his habitation.
Which my lips uttered And my mouth spoke when I was in distress.
Even a heritage to Israel His servant, For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
And gave their land as a heritage, For His lovingkindness is everlasting,