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30 Lord my God, if I have done any such thing : or if there be any wickedness in my hands;
4 If I have rewarded evil unto him that dealt friendly with me : yea, I have delivered him that without any cause is mine enemy;
5 Then let mine enemy persecute my soul, and take me : yea, let him tread my life down upon the earth, and lay mine honour in the dust.
6 Stand up, O Lord, in thy wrath, and lift up thyself, because of the indignation of mine ene mies : arise up for me in the judgement that thou hast commanded.
7 And so shall the congregation of the people come about thee : for their sakes therefore lift up thyself again.
8 The Lord shall judge the people; give sentence with me, O Lord : according to my righteousness, and according to the innocency that is in me.
9 O let the wickedness of the ungodly come to an end : but guide thou the just.
10 For the righteous God : trieth the very hearts and reins.
11 My help cometh of God : who preserveth them that are true of heart.
12 God is a righteous Judge, strong, and patient : and God is provoked every day.
13 If a man will not turn, he will whet his sword : he hath bent his bow, and made it ready.
14 He hath prepared for him the instruments of death : he ordaineth his arrows against the persecutors. 15 Behold, he travaileth with mischief : he
! hath conceived sorrow, and brought forth ungodliness.
16 He hath graven and digged up a pit : and is fallen himself into the destruction that he made for other.
17 For his travail shall come upon his own head : and his wickedness shall fall on his own pate.
18 I will give thanks unto the Lord, according to his righteousness : and I will praise the Name of the Lord most High.
PSALM VIII. Domine, Dominus noster. O LORD our Governour; how excellent is thy
in all thy glory above the heavens!
2 Out of the mouth of very babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength, because of thine enemies : that thou mightest still the enemy, and the avenger.
3 For I will consider thy heavens, even the works of thy fingers : the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained.
4 What is man, that thou art mindful of him : and the son of man, that thou visitest him?
5 Thou madest him lower than the angels : to crown him with glory and worship.
6 Thou makest him to have dominion of the works of thy hands : and thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet ;
7 All sheep and oxen : yea, and the beasts of the field ;
8 The fowls of the air, and the fishes of the sea : and whatsoever walketh through the paths of the seas.
9 O Lord our Governour : how excellent is thy Name in all the world !
PSALM IX. Confitebor tibi. I
WILL give thanks unto thee, O Lord, with
my whole heart : I will speak of all thy marvellous works.
2 I will be glad and rejoice in thee : yea, my songs will I make of thy Name, 0 thou most Highest.
3 While mine enemies are driven back : they shall fall and perish at thy presence.
4 For thou hast maintained my right and my cause : thou art set in the throne that judgest right.
5 Thou hast rebuked the heathen, and destroyed the ungodly : thou hast put out their name for ever and ever.
6 O thou enemy, destructions are come to a perpetual end : even as the cities which thou hast destroyed; their memorial is perished with them.
7 But the Lord shall endure for ever : he hath also prepared his seat for judgement.
8 For he shall judge the world in righteousness : and minister true judgement unto the people.
9 The Lord also will be a defence for the oppressed : even a refuge in due time of trouble.
10 And they that know thy Name will put their trust in thee : for thou, Lord, hast never failed them that seek thee.
11 O praise the Lord which dwelleth in Sion : shew the people of his doings.
12 For, when he maketh inquisition for blood, he remembereth them : and forgetteth not the complaint of the poor.
13 Have mercy upon me, O Lord; consider the trouble which I suffer of them that hate me : thou that liftest me up from the gates of death.
14 That I may shew all thy praises withir the ports of the daughter of Sion : I will rejoice in thy salvation.
15 The heathen are sunk down in the pit that they made : in the same net which they hid privily, is their foot taken.
16 The Lord is known to execute judgement : the ungodly is trapped in the work of his own hands.
17 The wicked shall be turned into hell : and all the people that forget God.
18 For the poor shall not alway be forgotten : the patient abiding of the meek shall not perish for ever.
19 Up, Lord, and let not man have the upper hand : let the heathen be judged in thy sight.
20 Put them in fear, O Lord : that the heathen may know themselves to be but men.
PSALM X. Ut quid, Domine? WY
HY standest thou so far off, O Lord : and
hidest thy face in the needful time of trouble?
2 The ungodly for his own lust doth persecute the poor : let them be taken in the crafty wiliness that they have imagined.
3 For the ungodly hath made boast of his own heart's desire : and speaketh good of the covetous, whom God abhorreth.
4 The ungodly is so proud, that he careth not for God : neither is God in all his thoughts.
5 His ways are alway grievous : thy judgements are far above out of his sight, and therefore defieth he all his enemies.
6 For he hath said in his heart, Tush, I shall never be cast down : there shall no harm happen unto me.
7 His mouth is full of cursing, deceit, and fraud : under histongue is ungodliness and vanity.
8 He sitteth lurking in the thievish corners of the streets : and privily in his lurking dens doth he murder the innocent; his eyes are set against the poor.
9 For he lieth waiting secretly, even as a lion lurketh be in his den : that he may ravish the poor.
10 He doth ravish the poor : when he getteth him into his net.
11 He falleth down, and humbleth himself : that the congregation of the poor may fall into the hands of his captains.
12 He hath said in his heart, Tush, God hath forgotten : he hideth away his face, and he will never see it.
13 Arise, O Lord God, and lift up thine hand : forget
not the poor. 14 Wherefore should the wicked blaspheme God : while he doth say in his heart, Tush, thou God carest not for it.
15 Surely thou hast seen it : for thou beholdest ungodliness and wrong.
16 That thou mayest take the matter into thine hand : the poor committeth himself unto thee; for thou art the helper of the friendless.