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101 

Προσευχὴ τῷ πτωχῷ, ὅταν ἀκηδιάσῃ καὶ ἐναντίον Κυρίου ἐκχέῃ τὴν δέησιν αὐτοῦ.

2 ΚΥΡΙΕ, εἰσάκουσον τῆς προσευχῆς μου, καὶ ἡ κραυγή μου πρὸς σὲ ἐλθέτω.

3 μὴ ἀποστρέψῃς τὸ πρόσωπόν σου ἀπ᾿ ἐμοῦ· ἐν ᾗ ἂν ἡμέρᾳ θλίβωμαι, κλῖνον πρός με τὸ οὖς σου· ἐν ᾗ ἂν ἡμέρᾳ ἐπικαλέσωμαί σε, ταχὺ ἐπάκουσόν μου,

4 ὅτι ἐξέλιπον ὡσεὶ καπνὸς αἱ ἡμέραι μου, καὶ τὰ ὀστᾶ μου ὡσεὶ φρύγιον συνεφρύγησαν.

5 ἐπλήγην ὡσεὶ χόρτος καὶ ἐξηράνθη ἡ καρδία μου, ὅτι ἐπελαθόμην τοῦ φαγεῖν τὸν ἄρτον μου.

6 ἀπὸ φωνῆς τοῦ στεναγμοῦ μου ἐκολλήθη τὸ ὀστοῦν μου τῇ σαρκί μου.

7 ὡμοιώθην πελεκᾶνι ἐρημικῷ, ἐγενήθην ὡσεὶ νυκτικόραξ ἐν οἰκοπέδῳ,

8 ἠγρύπνησα καὶ ἐγενόμην ὡς στρουθίον μονάζον ἐπὶ δώματος.

9 ὅλην τὴν ἡμέραν ὠνείδιζόν με οἱ ἐχθροί μου, καὶ οἱ ἐπαινοῦντές με κατ᾿ ἐμοῦ ὤμνυον.

10 ὅτι σποδὸν ὡσεὶ ἄρτον ἔφαγον καὶ τὸ πόμα μου μετὰ κλαυθμοῦ ἐκίρνων

11 ἀπὸ προσώπου τῆς ὀργῆς σου καὶ τοῦ θυμοῦ σου, ὅτι ἐπάρας κατέῤῥαξάς με.

12 αἱ ἡμέραι μου ὡσεὶ σκιὰ ἐκλίθησαν, κἀγὼ ὡσεὶ χόρτος ἐξηράνθην.

13 σὺ δέ, Κύριε, εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα μένεις, καὶ τὸ μνημόσυνόν σου εἰς γενεὰν καὶ γενεάν.

14 σὺ ἀναστὰς οἰκτειρήσεις τὴν Σιών, ὅτι καιρὸς τοῦ οἰκτειρῆσαι αὐτήν, ὅτι ἥκει καιρός·

 

15 ὅτι εὐδόκησαν οἱ δοῦλοί σου τοὺς λίθους αὐτῆς, καὶ τὸν χοῦν αὐτῆς οἰκτειρήσουσι.

16 καὶ φοβηθήσονται τὰ ἔθνη τὸ ὄνομά σου, Κύριε, καὶ πάντες οἱ βασιλεῖς τῆς γῆς τὴν δόξαν σου,

17 ὅτι οἰκοδομήσει Κύριος τὴν Σιὼν καὶ ὀφθήσεται ἐν τῇ δόξῃ αὐτοῦ.

18 ἐπέβλεψεν ἐπὶ τὴν προσευχὴν τῶν ταπεινῶν καὶ οὐκ ἐξουδένωσε τὴν δέησιν αὐτῶν.

19 γραφήτω αὕτη εἰς γενεὰν ἑτέραν, καὶ λαὸς ὁ κτιζόμενος αἰνέσει τὸν Κύριον.

20 ὅτι ἐξέκυψεν ἐξ ὕψους ἁγίου αὐτοῦ, Κύριος ἐξ οὐρανοῦ ἐπὶ τὴν γῆν ἐπέβλεψε

 

21 τοῦ ἀκοῦσαι τοῦ στεναγμοῦ τῶν πεπεδημένων, τοῦ λῦσαι τοὺς υἱοὺς τῶν τεθανατωμένων,

22 τοῦ ἀναγγεῖλαι ἐν Σιὼν τὸ ὄνομα Κυρίου καὶ τὴν αἴνεσιν αὐτοῦ ἐν Ἱερουσαλὴμ

23 ἐν τῷ συναχθῆναι λαοὺς ἐπὶ τὸ αὐτὸ καὶ βασιλεῖς τοῦ δουλεύειν τῷ Κυρίῳ.

24 ἀπεκρίθη αὐτῷ ἐν ὁδῷ ἰσχύος αὐτοῦ· τὴν ὀλιγότητα τῶν ἡμερῶν μου ἀνάγγειλόν μοι·

25 μὴ ἀναγάγῃς με ἐν ἡμίσει ἡμερῶν μου· ἐν γενεᾷ γενεῶν τὰ ἔτη σου.

26 κατ᾿ ἀρχὰς σύ, Κύριε, τὴν γῆν ἐθεμελίωσας, καὶ ἔργα τῶν χειρῶν σού εἰσιν οἱ οὐρανοί·

 

27 αὐτοὶ ἀπολοῦνται, σὺ δὲ διαμένεις, καὶ πάντες ὡς ἱμάτιον παλαιωθήσονται, καὶ ὡσεὶ περιβόλαιον ἑλίξεις αὐτοὺς καὶ ἀλλαγήσονται·

28 σὺ δὲ ὁ αὐτὸς εἶ, καὶ τὰ ἔτη σου οὐκ ἐκλείψουσιν.

29 οἱ υἱοὶ τῶν δούλων σου κατασκηνώσουσι, καὶ τὸ σπέρμα αὐτῶν εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα κατευθυνθήσεται.

 

102

Τῷ Δαυΐδ.

ΕΥΛΟΓΕΙ, ἡ ψυχή μου, τὸν Κύριον καί, πάντα τὰ ἐντός μου, τὸ ὄνομα τὸ ἅγιον αὐτοῦ·

2 εὐλόγει, ἡ ψυχή μου, τὸν Κύριον καὶ μὴ ἐπιλανθάνου πάσας τὰς ἀνταποδόσεις αὐτοῦ·

3 τὸν εὐιλατεύοντα πάσας τὰς ἀνομίας σου, τὸν ἰώμενον πάσας τὰς νόσους σου·

4 τὸν λυτρούμενον ἐκ φθορᾶς τὴν ζωήν σου, τὸν στεφανοῦντά σε ἐν ἐλέει καὶ οἰκτιρμοῖς·

5 τὸν ἐμπιπλῶντα ἐν ἀγαθοῖς τὴν ἐπιθυμίαν σου, ἀνακαινισθήσεται ὡς ἀετοῦ ἡ νεότης σου.

6 ποιῶν ἐλεημοσύνας ὁ Κύριος καὶ κρῖμα πᾶσι τοῖς ἀδικουμένοις.

7 ἐγνώρισε τὰς ὁδοὺς αὐτοῦ τῷ Μωυσῇ, τοῖς υἱοῖς Ἰσραὴλ τὰ θελήματα αὐτοῦ.

8 οἰκτίρμων καὶ ἐλεήμων ὁ Κύριος, μακρόθυμος καὶ πολυέλεος·

9 οὐκ εἰς τέλος ὀργισθήσεται, οὐδὲ εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα μηνιεῖ·

10 οὐ κατὰ τὰς ἀνομίας ἡμῶν ἐποίησεν ἡμῖν, οὐδὲ κατὰ τὰς ἁμαρτίας ἡμῶν ἀνταπέδωκεν ἡμῖν,

11 ὅτι κατὰ τὸ ὕψος τοῦ οὐρανοῦ ἀπὸ τῆς γῆς ἐκραταίωσε Κύριος τὸ ἔλεος αὐτοῦ ἐπὶ τοὺς φοβουμένους αὐτόν·

12 καθόσον ἀπέχουσιν ἀνατολαὶ ἀπὸ δυσμῶν, ἐμάκρυνεν ἀφ᾿ ἡμῶν τὰς ἀνομίας ἡμῶν.

13 καθὼς οἰκτείρει πατὴρ υἱούς, ᾠκτείρησε Κύριος τοὺς φοβουμένους αὐτόν,

14 ὅτι αὐτὸς ἔγνω τὸ πλάσμα ἡμῶν, ἐμνήσθη ὅτι χοῦς ἐσμεν.

15 ἄνθρωπος, ὡσεὶ χόρτος αἱ ἡμέραι αὐτοῦ· ὡσεὶ ἄνθος τοῦ ἀγροῦ, οὕτως ἐξανθήσει·

16 ὅτι πνεῦμα διῆλθεν ἐν αὐτῷ, καὶ οὐχ ὑπάρξει καὶ οὐκ ἐπιγνώσεται ἔτι τὸν τόπον αὐτοῦ.

17 τὸ δὲ ἔλεος τοῦ Κυρίου ἀπὸ τοῦ αἰῶνος καὶ ἕως τοῦ αἰῶνος ἐπὶ τοὺς φοβουμένους αὐτόν, καὶ ἡ δικαιοσύνη αὐτοῦ ἐπὶ υἱοῖς υἱῶν

18 τοῖς φυλάσσουσι τὴν διαθήκην αὐτοῦ καὶ μεμνημένοις τῶν ἐντολῶν αὐτοῦ τοῦ ποιῆσαι αὐτάς.

19 Κύριος ἐν τῷ οὐρανῷ ἡτοίμασε τὸν θρόνον αὐτοῦ, καὶ ἡ βασιλεία αὐτοῦ πάντων δεσπόζει.

20 εὐλογεῖτε τὸν Κύριον, πάντες οἱ ἄγγελοι αὐτοῦ, δυνατοὶ ἰσχύϊ ποιοῦντες τὸν λόγον αὐτοῦ τοῦ ἀκοῦσαι τῆς φωνῆς τῶν λόγων αὐτοῦ.

21 εὐλογεῖτε τὸν Κύριον, πᾶσαι αἱ δυνάμεις αὐτοῦ, λειτουργοὶ αὐτοῦ ποιοῦντες τὸ θέλημα αὐτοῦ·

22 εὐλογεῖτε τὸν Κύριον, πάντα τὰ ἔργα αὐτοῦ, ἐν παντὶ τόπῳ τῆς δεσποτείας αὐτοῦ· εὐλόγει, ἡ ψυχή μου, τὸν Κύριον.

 

103 

Τῷ Δαυΐδ.

ΕΥΛΟΓΕΙ, ἡ ψυχή μου, τὸν Κύριον. Κύριε ὁ Θεός μου, ἐμεγαλύνθης σφόδρα, ἐξομολόγησιν καὶ μεγαλοπρέπειαν ἐνεδύσω

2 ἀναβαλλόμενος φῶς ὡς ἱμάτιον, ἐκτείνων τὸν οὐρανὸν ὡσεὶ δέῤῥιν·

3 ὁ στεγάζων ἐν ὕδασι τὰ ὑπερῷα αὐτοῦ, ὁ τιθεὶς νέφη τὴν ἐπίβασιν αὐτοῦ, ὁ περιπατῶν ἐπὶ πτερύγων ἀνέμων·

4 ὁ ποιῶν τοὺς ἀγγέλους αὐτοῦ πνεύματα καὶ τοὺς λειτουργοὺς αὐτοῦ πυρὸς φλόγα.

5 ὁ θεμελιῶν τὴν γῆν ἐπὶ τὴν ἀσφάλειαν αὐτῆς, οὐ κλιθήσεται εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα τοῦ αἰῶνος.

6 ἄβυσσος ὡς ἱμάτιον τὸ περιβόλαιον αὐτοῦ, ἐπὶ τῶν ὀρέων στήσονται ὕδατα·

7 ἀπὸ ἐπιτιμήσεώς σου φεύξονται, ἀπὸ φωνῆς βροντῆς σου δειλιάσουσιν.

8 ἀναβαίνουσιν ὄρη καὶ καταβαίνουσι πεδία εἰς τὸν τόπον ὃν ἐθεμελίωσας αὐτά·

9 ὅριον ἔθου, ὃ οὐ παρελεύσονται, οὐδὲ ἐπιστρέψουσι καλύψαι τὴν γῆν.

10 ὁ ἐξαποστέλλων πηγὰς ἐν φάραγξιν, ἀνὰ μέσον τῶν ὀρέων διελεύσονται ὕδατα·

11 ποτιοῦσι πάντα τὰ θηρία τοῦ ἀγροῦ, προσδέξονται ὄναγροι εἰς δίψαν αὐτῶν·

 

12 ἐπ᾿ αὐτὰ τὰ πετεινὰ τοῦ οὐρανοῦ κατασκηνώσει, ἐκ μέσου τῶν πετρῶν δώσουσι φωνήν.

13 ποτίζων ὄρη ἐκ τῶν ὑπερῴων αὐτοῦ, ἀπὸ καρποῦ τῶν ἔργων σου χορτασθήσεται ἡ γῆ.

14 ὁ ἐξανατέλλων χόρτον τοῖς κτήνεσι καὶ χλόην τῇ δουλείᾳ τῶν ἀνθρώπων τοῦ ἐξαγαγεῖν ἄρτον ἐκ τῆς γῆς·

15 καὶ οἶνος εὐφραίνει καρδίαν ἀνθρώπου τοῦ ἱλαρῦναι πρόσωπον ἐν ἐλαίῳ, καὶ ἄρτος καρδίαν ἀνθρώπου στηρίζει.

16 χορτασθήσονται τὰ ξύλα τοῦ πεδίου, αἱ κέδροι τοῦ Λιβάνου, ἃς ἐφύτευσας.

17 ἐκεῖ στρουθία ἐννοσσεύσουσι, τοῦ ἐρωδιοῦ ἡ οἰκία ἡγεῖται αὐτῶν.

18 ὄρη τὰ ὑψηλὰ ταῖς ἐλάφοις, πέτρα καταφυγὴ τοῖς λαγωοῖς.

19 ἐποίησε σελήνην εἰς καιρούς, ὁ ἥλιος ἔγνω τὴν δύσιν αὐτοῦ.

20 ἔθου σκότος, καὶ ἐγένετο νύξ· ἐν αὐτῇ διελεύσονται πάντα τὰ θηρία τοῦ δρυμοῦ.

21 σκύμνοι ὠρυόμενοι τοῦ ἁρπάσαι καὶ ζητῆσαι παρὰ τῷ Θεῷ βρῶσιν αὐτοῖς.

22 ἀνέτειλεν ὁ ἥλιος, καὶ συνήχθησαν καὶ εἰς τὰς μάνδρας αὐτῶν κοιτασθήσονται.

23 ἐξελεύσεται ἄνθρωπος ἐπὶ τὸ ἔργον αὐτοῦ καὶ ἐπὶ τὴν ἐργασίαν αὐτοῦ ἕως ἑσπέρας.

24 ὡς ἐμεγαλύνθη τὰ ἔργα σου, Κύριε· πάντα ἐν σοφίᾳ ἐποίησας, ἐπληρώθη ἡ γῆ τῆς κτίσεώς σου.

 

25 αὕτη ἡ θάλασσα ἡ μεγάλη καὶ εὐρύχωρος, ἐκεῖ ἑρπετά, ὧν οὐκ ἔστιν ἀριθμός, ζῷα μικρὰ μετὰ μεγάλων·

26 ἐκεῖ πλοῖα διαπορεύονται, δράκων οὗτος, ὃν ἔπλασας ἐμπαίζειν αὐτῇ.

27 πάντα πρὸς σὲ προσδοκῶσι, δοῦναι τὴν τροφὴν αὐτῶν εἰς εὔκαιρον.

28 δόντος σου αὐτοῖς συλλέξουσιν, ἀνοίξαντός σου τὴν χεῖρα, τὰ σύμπαντα πλησθήσονται χρηστότητος.

29 ἀποστρέψαντος δέ σου τὸ πρόσωπον ταραχθήσονται· ἀντανελεῖς τὸ πνεῦμα αὐτῶν, καὶ ἐκλείψουσι καὶ εἰς τὸν χοῦν αὐτῶν ἐπιστρέψουσιν.

30 ἐξαποστελεῖς τὸ πνεῦμά σου, καὶ κτισθήσονται, καὶ ἀνακαινιεῖς τὸ πρόσωπον τῆς γῆς.

31 ἤτω ἡ δόξα Κυρίου εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας, εὐφρανθήσεται Κύριος ἐπὶ τοῖς ἔργοις αὐτοῦ·

32 ὁ ἐπιβλέπων ἐπὶ τὴν γῆν καὶ ποιῶν αὐτὴν τρέμειν, ὁ ἁπτόμενος τῶν ὀρέων καὶ καπνίζονται.

33 ᾄσω τῷ Κυρίῳ ἐν τῇ ζωῇ μου, ψαλῶ τῷ Θεῷ μου ἕως ὑπάρχω·

34 ἡδυνθείη αὐτῷ ἡ διαλογή μου, ἐγὼ δὲ εὐφρανθήσομαι ἐπὶ τῷ Κυρίῳ.

35 ἐκλείποιεν ἁμαρτωλοὶ ἀπὸ τῆς γῆς καὶ ἄνομοι, ὥστε μὴ ὑπάρχειν αὐτούς. εὐλόγει, ἡ ψυχή μου, τὸν Κύριον.

 

104

 Ἀλληλούϊα.

ΕΞΟΜΟΛΟΓΕΙΣΘΕ τῷ Κυρίῳ καὶ ἐπικαλεῖσθε τὸ ὄνομα αὐτοῦ, ἀπαγγείλατε ἐν τοῖς ἔθνεσι τὰ ἔργα αὐτοῦ·

2 ᾄσατε αὐτῷ καὶ ψάλατε αὐτῷ, διηγήσασθε πάντα τὰ θαυμάσια αὐτοῦ.

3 ἐπαινεῖσθε ἐν τῷ ὀνόματι τῷ ἁγίῳ αὐτοῦ. εὐφρανθήτω καρδία ζητούντων τὸν Κύριον·

4 ζητήσατε τὸν Κύριον καὶ κραταιώθητε, ζητήσατε τὸ πρόσωπον αὐτοῦ διαπαντός.

5 μνήσθητε τῶν θαυμασίων αὐτοῦ, ὧν ἐποίησε, τὰ τέρατα αὐτοῦ καὶ τὰ κρίματα τοῦ στόματος αὐτοῦ,

6 σπέρμα Ἁβραὰμ δοῦλοι αὐτοῦ, υἱοὶ Ἰακὼβ ἐκλεκτοὶ αὐτοῦ.

7 αὐτὸς Κύριος ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, ἐν πάσῃ τῇ γῇ τὰ κρίματα αὐτοῦ.

8 ἐμνήσθη εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα διαθήκης αὐτοῦ, λόγου, οὗ ἐνετείλατο εἰς χιλίας γενεάς,

9 ὃν διέθετο τῷ Ἁβραάμ, καὶ τοῦ ὅρκου αὐτοῦ τῷ Ἰσαὰκ

10 καὶ ἔστησεν αὐτὸν τῷ Ἰακὼβ εἰς πρόσταγμα καὶ τῷ Ἰσραὴλ εἰς διαθήκην αἰώνιον

11 λέγων· σοὶ δώσω τὴν γῆν Χαναὰν σχοίνισμα κληρονομίας ὑμῶν.

12 ἐν τῷ εἶναι αὐτοὺς ἀριθμῷ βραχεῖς, ὀλιγοστοὺς καὶ παροίκους ἐν αὐτῇ

13 καὶ διῆλθον ἐξ ἔθνους εἰς ἔθνος, καὶ ἐκ βασιλείας εἰς λαὸν ἕτερον.

14 οὐκ ἀφῆκεν ἄνθρωπον ἀδικῆσαι αὐτοὺς καὶ ἤλεγξεν ὑπὲρ αὐτῶν βασιλεῖς·

15 μὴ ἅπτεσθε τῶν χριστῶν μου καὶ ἐν τοῖς προφήταις μου μὴ πονηρεύεσθε.

16 καὶ ἐκάλεσε λιμὸν ἐπὶ τὴν γῆν, πᾶν στήριγμα ἄρτου συνέτριψεν·

17 ἀπέστειλεν ἔμπροσθεν αὐτῶν ἄνθρωπον, εἰς δοῦλον ἐπράθη Ἰωσήφ.

18 ἐταπείνωσαν ἐν πέδαις τοὺς πόδας αὐτοῦ, σίδηρον διῆλθεν ἡ ψυχὴ αὐτοῦ

19 μέχρι τοῦ ἐλθεῖν τὸν λόγον αὐτοῦ, τὸ λόγιον τοῦ Κυρίου ἐπύρωσεν αὐτόν.

20 ἀπέστειλε βασιλεὺς καὶ ἔλυσεν αὐτόν, ἄρχων λαοῦ, καὶ ἀφῆκεν αὐτόν.

21 κατέστησεν αὐτὸν κύριον τοῦ οἴκου αὐτοῦ καὶ ἄρχοντα πάσης τῆς κτήσεως αὐτοῦ

22 τοῦ παιδεῦσαι τοὺς ἄρχοντας αὐτοῦ ὡς ἑαυτὸν καὶ τοὺς πρεσβυτέρους αὐτοῦ σοφίσαι.

23 καὶ εἰσῆλθεν Ἰσραὴλ εἰς Αἴγυπτον, καὶ Ἰακὼβ παρῴκησεν ἐν γῇ Χάμ.

24 καὶ ηὔξησε τὸν λαὸν αὐτοῦ σφόδρα καὶ ἐκραταίωσεν αὐτὸν ὑπὲρ τοὺς ἐχθροὺς αὐτοῦ.

25 μετέστρεψε τὴν καρδίαν αὐτοῦ τοῦ μισῆσαι τὸν λαὸν αὐτοῦ, τοῦ δολιοῦσθαι ἐν τοῖς δούλοις αὐτοῦ.

26 ἐξαπέστειλε Μωϋσῆν τὸν δοῦλον αὐτοῦ, Ἀαρών, ὃν ἐξελέξατο ἑαυτῷ.

27 ἔθετο ἐν αὐτοῖς τοὺς λόγους τῶν σημείων αὐτοῦ καὶ τῶν τεράτων αὐτοῦ ἐν γῇ Χάμ.

28 ἐξαπέστειλε σκότος καὶ ἐσκότασεν, ὅτι παρεπίκραναν τοὺς λόγους αὐτοῦ·

29 μετέστρεψε τὰ ὕδατα αὐτῶν εἰς αἷμα, καὶ ἀπέκτεινε τοὺς ἰχθύας αὐτῶν.

30 ἐξῆρψεν ἡ γῆ αὐτῶν βατράχους ἐν τοῖς ταμιείοις τῶν βασιλέων αὐτῶν.

31 εἶπε, καὶ ἦλθε κυνόμυια καὶ σκνῖπες ἐν πᾶσι τοῖς ὁρίοις αὐτῶν.

32 ἔθετο τὰς βροχὰς αὐτῶν χάλαζαν, πῦρ καταφλέγον ἐν τῇ γῇ αὐτῶν,

33 καὶ ἐπάταξε τὰς ἀμπέλους αὐτῶν καὶ τὰς συκᾶς αὐτῶν καὶ συνέτριψε πᾶν ξύλον ὁρίου αὐτῶν.

34 εἶπε καὶ ἦλθεν ἀκρίς, καὶ βροῦχος, οὗ οὐκ ἦν ἀριθμός,

35 καὶ κατέφαγε πάντα τὸν χόρτον ἐν τῇ γῇ αὐτῶν, καὶ κατέφαγε τὸν καρπὸν τῆς γῆς αὐτῶν.

36 καὶ ἐπάταξε πᾶν πρωτότοκον ἐν τῇ γῇ αὐτῶν, ἀπαρχὴν παντὸς πόνου αὐτῶν.

37 καὶ ἐξήγαγεν αὐτοὺς ἐν ἀργυρίῳ καὶ χρυσίῳ, καὶ οὐκ ἦν ἐν ταῖς φυλαῖς αὐτῶν ὁ ἀσθενῶν.

38 εὐφράνθη Αἴγυπτος ἐν τῇ ἐξόδῳ αὐτῶν, ὅτι ἐπέπεσεν ὁ φόβος αὐτῶν ἐπ᾿ αὐτούς.

39 διεπέτασε νεφέλην εἰς σκέπην αὐτοῖς καὶ πῦρ τοῦ φωτίσαι αὐτοῖς τὴν νύκτα.

40 ᾔτησαν, καὶ ἦλθεν ὀρτυγομήτρα, καὶ ἄρτον οὐρανοῦ ἐνέπλησεν αὐτούς·

41 διέῤῥηξε πέτραν, καὶ ἐῤῥύησαν ὕδατα, ἐπορεύθησαν ἐν ἀνύδροις ποταμοί.

42 ὅτι ἐμνήσθη τοῦ λόγου τοῦ ἁγίου αὐτοῦ τοῦ πρὸς Ἁβραὰμ τὸν δοῦλον αὐτοῦ

43 καὶ ἐξήγαγε τὸν λαὸν αὐτοῦ ἐν ἀγαλλιάσει καὶ τοὺς ἐκλεκτοὺς αὐτοῦ ἐν εὐφροσύνῃ.

44 καὶ ἔδωκεν αὐτοῖς χώρας ἐθνῶν, καὶ πόνους λαῶν κατεκληρονόμησαν,

45 ὅπως ἂν φυλάξωσι τὰ δικαιώματα αὐτοῦ, καὶ τὸν νόμον αὐτοῦ ἐκζητήσωσιν.

 

105 

 Ἀλληλούϊα.

ΕΞΟΜΟΛΟΓΕΙΣΘΕ τῷ Κυρίῳ, ὅτι χρηστός, ὅτι εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα τὸ ἔλεος αὐτοῦ.

2 τίς λαλήσει τὰς δυναστείας τοῦ Κυρίου, ἀκουστὰς ποιήσει πάσας τὰς αἰνέσεις αὐτοῦ;

3 μακάριοι οἱ φυλάσσοντες κρίσιν καὶ ποιοῦντες δικαιοσύνην ἐν παντὶ καιρῷ.

4 μνήσθητι ἡμῶν, Κύριε, ἐν τῇ εὐδοκίᾳ τοῦ λαοῦ σου, ἐπίσκεψαι ἡμᾶς ἐν τῷ σωτηρίῳ σου

5 τοῦ ἰδεῖν ἐν τῇ χρηστότητι τῶν ἐκλεκτῶν σου, τοῦ εὐφρανθῆναι ἐν τῇ εὐφροσύνῃ τοῦ ἔθνους σου, τοῦ ἐπαινεῖσθαι μετὰ τῆς κληρονομίας σου.

6 ἡμάρτομεν μετὰ τῶν πατέρων ἡμῶν, ἠνομήσαμεν, ἠδικήσαμεν.

7 οἱ πατέρες ἡμῶν ἐν Αἰγύπτῳ οὐ συνῆκαν τὰ θαυμάσιά σου καὶ οὐκ ἐμνήσθησαν τοῦ πλήθους τοῦ ἐλέους σου καὶ παρεπίκραναν ἀναβαίνοντες ἐν τῇ ἐρυθρᾷ θαλάσσῃ.

8 καὶ ἔσωσεν αὐτοὺς ἕνεκεν τοῦ ὀνόματος αὐτοῦ τοῦ γνωρίσαι τὴν δυναστείαν αὐτοῦ·

9 καὶ ἐπετίμησε τῇ ἐρυθρᾷ θαλάσσῃ, καὶ ἐξηράνθη, καὶ ὡδήγησεν αὐτοὺς ἐν ἀβύσσῳ ὡς ἐν ἐρήμῳ·

10 καὶ ἔσωσεν αὐτοὺς ἐκ χειρὸς μισοῦντος καὶ ἐλυτρώσατο αὐτοὺς ἐκ χειρὸς ἐχθρῶν·

 

11 ἐκάλυψεν ὕδωρ τοὺς θλίβοντας αὐτούς, εἷς ἐξ αὐτῶν οὐχ ὑπελείφθη.

12 καὶ ἐπίστευσαν τοῖς λόγοις αὐτοῦ καὶ ᾖσαν τὴν αἴνεσιν αὐτοῦ.

13 ἐτάχυναν, ἐπελάθοντο τῶν ἔργων αὐτοῦ, οὐχ ὑπέμειναν τὴν βουλὴν αὐτοῦ·

14 καὶ ἐπεθύμησαν ἐπιθυμίαν ἐν τῇ ἐρήμῳ καὶ ἐπείρασαν τὸν Θεὸν ἐν ἀνύδρῳ.

15 καὶ ἔδωκεν αὐτοῖς τὸ αἴτημα αὐτῶν, καὶ ἐξαπέστειλε πλησμονὴν εἰς τὰς ψυχὰς αὐτῶν.

16 καὶ παρώργισαν Μωυσῆν ἐν τῇ παρεμβολῇ, τὸν Ἀαρὼν τὸν ἅγιον Κυρίου·

17 ἠνοίχθη ἡ γῆ καὶ κατέπιε Δαθὰν καὶ ἐκάλυψεν ἐπὶ τὴν συναγωγὴν Ἀβειρών·

18 καὶ ἐξεκαύθη πῦρ ἐν τῇ συναγωγῇ αὐτῶν, φλὸξ κατέφλεξεν ἁμαρτωλούς.

19 καὶ ἐποίησαν μόσχον ἐν Χωρὴβ καὶ προσεκύνησαν τῷ γλυπτῷ.

20 καὶ ἠλλάξαντο τὴν δόξαν αὐτῶν ἐν ὁμοιώματι μόσχου ἐσθίοντος χόρτον.

21 καὶ ἐπελάθοντο τοῦ Θεοῦ τοῦ σῴζοντος αὐτούς, τοῦ ποιήσαντος μεγάλα ἐν Αἰγύπτῳ,

22 θαυμαστὰ ἐν γῇ Χάμ, φοβερὰ ἐπὶ θαλάσσης ἐρυθρᾶς.

23 καὶ εἶπε τοῦ ἐξολοθρεῦσαι αὐτούς, εἰ μὴ Μωυσῆς ὁ ἐκλεκτὸς αὐτοῦ ἔστη ἐν τῇ θραύσει ἐνώπιον αὐτοῦ τοῦ ἀποστρέψαι τὸν θυμὸν αὐτοῦ τοῦ μὴ ἐξολοθρεῦσαι αὐτούς.

24 καὶ ἐξουδένωσαν γῆν ἐπιθυμητήν, οὐκ ἐπίστευσαν τῷ λόγῳ αὐτοῦ·

25 καὶ ἐγόγγυσαν ἐν τοῖς σκηνώμασιν αὐτῶν, οὐκ εἰσήκουσαν τῆς φωνῆς Κυρίου.

26 καὶ ἐπῆρε τὴν χεῖρα αὐτοῦ ἐπ᾿ αὐτοὺς τοῦ καταβαλεῖν αὐτοὺς ἐν τῇ ἐρήμῳ

27 καὶ τοῦ καταβαλεῖν τὸ σπέρμα αὐτῶν ἐν τοῖς ἔθνεσι καὶ διασκορπίσαι αὐτοὺς ἐν ταῖς χώραις.

28 καὶ ἐτελέσθησαν τῷ Βεελφεγὼρ καὶ ἔφαγον θυσίας νεκρῶν·

29 καὶ παρώξυναν αὐτὸν ἐν τοῖς ἐπιτηδεύμασιν αὐτῶν, καὶ ἐπληθύνθη ἐν αὐτοῖς ἡ πτῶσις.

30 καὶ ἔστη Φινεὲς καὶ ἐξιλάσατο, καὶ ἐκόπασεν ἡ θραῦσις·

31 καὶ ἐλογίσθη αὐτῷ εἰς δικαιοσύνην εἰς γενεὰν καὶ γενεὰν ἕως τοῦ αἰῶνος.

32 καὶ παρώργισαν αὐτὸν ἐπὶ ὕδατος ἀντιλογίας καὶ ἐκακώθη Μωυσῆς δι᾿ αὐτούς,

33 ὅτι παρεπίκραναν τὸ πνεῦμα αὐτοῦ, καὶ διέστειλεν ἐν τοῖς χείλεσιν αὐτοῦ.

34 οὐκ ἐξωλόθρευσαν τὰ ἔθνη, ἃ εἶπε Κύριος αὐτοῖς,

35 καὶ ἐμίγησαν ἐν τοῖς ἔθνεσι καὶ ἔμαθον τὰ ἔργα αὐτῶν·

36 καὶ ἐδούλευσαν τοῖς γλυπτοῖς αὐτῶν, καὶ ἐγενήθη αὐτοῖς εἰς σκάνδαλον·

37 καὶ ἔθυσαν τοὺς υἱοὺς αὐτῶν καὶ τὰς θυγατέρας αὐτῶν τοῖς δαιμονίοις

38 καὶ ἐξέχεαν αἷμα ἀθῷον, αἷμα υἱῶν αὐτῶν καὶ θυγατέρων, ὧν ἔθυσαν τοῖς γλυπτοῖς Χαναὰν καὶ ἐφονοκτονήθη ἡ γῆ ἐν τοῖς αἵμασι

39 καὶ ἐμιάνθη ἐν τοῖς ἔργοις αὐτῶν, καὶ ἐπόρνευσαν ἐν τοῖς ἐπιτηδεύμασιν αὐτῶν.

40 καὶ ὠργίσθη θυμῷ Κύριος ἐπὶ τὸν λαὸν αὐτοῦ καὶ ἐβδελύξατο τὴν κληρονομίαν αὐτοῦ·

41 καὶ παρέδωκεν αὐτοὺς εἰς χεῖρας ἐχθρῶν, καὶ ἐκυρίευσαν αὐτῶν οἱ μισοῦντες αὐτούς.

42 καὶ ἔθλιψαν αὐτοὺς οἱ ἐχθροὶ αὐτῶν, καὶ ἐταπεινώθησαν ὑπὸ τὰς χεῖρας αὐτῶν.

43 πλεονάκις ἐῤῥύσατο αὐτούς, αὐτοὶ δὲ παρεπίκραναν αὐτὸν ἐν τῇ βουλῇ αὐτῶν καὶ ἐταπεινώθησαν ἐν ταῖς ἀνομίαις αὐτῶν.

44 καὶ εἶδε Κύριος ἐν τῷ θλίβεσθαι αὐτούς, ἐν τῷ αὐτὸν εἰσακοῦσαι τῆς δεήσεως αὐτῶν·

45 καὶ ἐμνήσθη τῆς διαθήκης αὐτοῦ καὶ μετεμελήθη κατὰ τὸ πλῆθος τοῦ ἐλέους αὐτοῦ

46 καὶ ἔδωκεν αὐτοὺς εἰς οἰκτιρμοὺς ἐναντίον πάντων τῶν αἰχμαλωτευσάντων αὐτούς.

47 σῶσον ἡμᾶς, Κύριε ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, καὶ ἐπισυνάγαγε ἡμᾶς ἐκ τῶν ἐθνῶν τοῦ ἐξομολογήσασθαι τῷ ὀνόματί σου τῷ ἁγίῳ, τοῦ ἐγκαυχᾶσθαι ἐν τῇ αἰνέσει σου.

48 εὐλογητὸς Κύριος ὁ Θεὸς Ἰσραὴλ ἀπὸ τοῦ αἰῶνος καὶ ἕως τοῦ αἰῶνος. καὶ ἐρεῖ πᾶς ὁ λαός· γένοιτο γένοιτο.

 

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 Ἀλληλούϊα.

ΕΞΟΜΟΛΟΓΕΙΣΘΕ τῷ Κυρίῳ, ὅτι χρηστός, ὅτι εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα τὸ ἔλεος αὐτοῦ·

2 εἰπάτωσαν οἱ λελυτρωμένοι ὑπὸ Κυρίου, οὓς ἐλυτρώσατο ἐκ χειρὸς ἐχθροῦ.

 

3 ἐκ τῶν χωρῶν συνήγαγεν αὐτούς, ἀπὸ ἀνατολῶν καὶ δυσμῶν καὶ βοῤῥᾶ καὶ θαλάσσης.

4 ἐπλανήθησαν ἐν τῇ ἐρήμῳ ἐν γῇ ἀνύδρῳ, ὁδὸν πόλεως κατοικητηρίου οὐχ εὗρον,

5 πεινῶντες καὶ διψῶντες, ἡ ψυχὴ αὐτῶν ἐν αὐτοῖς ἐξέλιπε·

6 καὶ ἐκέκραξαν πρὸς Κύριον ἐν τῷ θλίβεσθαι αὐτούς, καὶ ἐκ τῶν ἀναγκῶν αὐτῶν ἐῤῥύσατο αὐτοὺς

7 καὶ ὡδήγησεν αὐτοὺς εἰς ὁδὸν εὐθεῖαν τοῦ πορευθῆναι εἰς πόλιν κατοικητηρίου.

8 ἐξομολογησάσθωσαν τῷ Κυρίῳ τὰ ἐλέη αὐτοῦ καὶ τὰ θαυμάσια αὐτοῦ τοῖς υἱοῖς τῶν ἀνθρώπων,

9 ὅτι ἐχόρτασε ψυχὴν κενὴν καὶ πεινῶσαν ἐνέπλησεν ἀγαθῶν.

10 καθημένους ἐν σκότει καὶ σκιᾷ θανάτου, πεπεδημένους ἐν πτωχείᾳ καὶ σιδήρῳ,

11 ὅτι παρεπίκραναν τὰ λόγια τοῦ Θεοῦ, καὶ τὴν βουλὴν τοῦ Ὑψίστου παρώξυναν,

12 καὶ ἐταπεινώθη ἐν κόποις ἡ καρδία αὐτῶν, ἠσθένησαν, καὶ οὐκ ἦν ὁ βοηθῶν·

13 καὶ ἐκέκραξαν πρὸς Κύριον ἐν τῷ θλίβεσθαι αὐτούς, καὶ ἐκ τῶν ἀναγκῶν αὐτῶν ἔσωσεν αὐτοὺς

14 καὶ ἐξήγαγεν αὐτοὺς ἐκ σκότους καὶ σκιᾶς θανάτου καὶ τοὺς δεσμοὺς αὐτῶν διέῤῥηξεν.

15 ἐξομολογησάσθωσαν τῷ Κυρίῳ τὰ ἐλέη αὐτοῦ καὶ τὰ θαυμάσια αὐτοῦ τοῖς υἱοῖς τῶν ἀνθρώπων,

16 ὅτι συνέτριψε πύλας χαλκᾶς καὶ μοχλοὺς σιδηροῦς συνέθλασεν.

17 ἀντελάβετο αὐτῶν ἐξ ὁδοῦ ἀνομίας αὐτῶν, διὰ γὰρ τὰς ἀνομίας αὐτῶν ἐταπεινώθησαν·

18 πᾶν βρῶμα ἐβδελύξατο ἡ ψυχὴ αὐτῶν, καὶ ἤγγισαν ἕως τῶν πυλῶν τοῦ θανάτου·

19 καὶ ἐκέκραξαν πρὸς Κύριον ἐν τῷ θλίβεσθαι αὐτούς, καὶ ἐκ τῶν ἀναγκῶν αὐτῶν ἔσωσεν αὐτούς,

20 ἀπέστειλε τὸν λόγον αὐτοῦ καὶ ἰάσατο αὐτοὺς καὶ ἐῤῥύσατο αὐτοὺς ἐκ τῶν διαφθορῶν αὐτῶν.

21 ἐξομολογησάσθωσαν τῷ Κυρίῳ τὰ ἐλέη αὐτοῦ καὶ τὰ θαυμάσια αὐτοῦ τοῖς υἱοῖς τῶν ἀνθρώπων

22 καὶ θυσάτωσαν αὐτῷ θυσίαν αἰνέσεως καὶ ἐξαγγειλάτωσαν τὰ ἔργα αὐτοῦ ἐν ἀγαλλιάσει.

23 οἱ καταβαίνοντες εἰς θάλασσαν ἐν πλοίοις, ποιοῦντες ἐργασίαν ἐν ὕδασι πολλοῖς,

24 αὐτοὶ εἶδον τὰ ἔργα Κυρίου καὶ τὰ θαυμάσια αὐτοῦ ἐν τῷ βυθῷ.

25 εἶπε, καὶ ἔστη πνεῦμα καταιγίδος, καὶ ὑψώθη τὰ κύματα αὐτῆς·

26 ἀναβαίνουσιν ἕως τῶν οὐρανῶν καὶ καταβαίνουσιν ἕως τῶν ἀβύσσων, ἡ ψυχὴ αὐτῶν ἐν κακοῖς ἐτήκετο·

27 ἐταράχθησαν, ἐσαλεύθησαν ὡς ὁ μεθύων, καὶ πᾶσα ἡ σοφία αὐτῶν κατεπόθη·

28 καὶ ἐκέκραξαν πρὸς Κύριον ἐν τῷ θλίβεσθαι αὐτούς, καὶ ἐκ τῶν ἀναγκῶν αὐτῶν ἐξήγαγεν αὐτοὺς

29 καὶ ἐπέταξε τῇ καταιγίδι, καὶ ἔστη εἰς αὔραν, καὶ ἐσίγησαν τὰ κύματα αὐτῆς·

30 καὶ εὐφράνθησαν, ὅτι ἡσύχασαν, καὶ ὡδήγησεν αὐτοὺς ἐπὶ λιμένα θελήματος αὐτοῦ.

31 ἐξομολογησάσθωσαν τῷ Κυρίῳ τὰ ἐλέη αὐτοῦ καὶ τὰ θαυμάσια αὐτοῦ τοῖς υἱοῖς τῶν ἀνθρώπων.

32 ὑψωσάτωσαν αὐτὸν ἐν ἐκκλησίᾳ λαοῦ καὶ ἐν καθέδρᾳ πρεσβυτέρων αἰνεσάτωσαν αὐτόν.

33 ἔθετο ποταμοὺς εἰς ἔρημον καὶ διεξόδους ὑδάτων εἰς δίψαν,

34 γῆν καρποφόρον εἰς ἅλμην ἀπὸ κακίας τῶν κατοικούντων ἐν αὐτῇ.

35 ἔθετο ἔρημον εἰς λίμνας ὑδάτων καὶ γῆν ἄνυδρον εἰς διεξόδους ὑδάτων.

36 καὶ κατῴκισεν ἐκεῖ πεινῶντας, καὶ συνεστήσαντο πόλεις κατοικεσίας

37 καὶ ἔσπειραν ἀγροὺς καὶ ἐφύτευσαν ἀμπελῶνας καὶ ἐποίησαν καρπὸν γεννήματος,

38 καὶ εὐλόγησεν αὐτούς, καὶ ἐπληθύνθησαν σφόδρα, καὶ τὰ κτήνη αὐτῶν οὐκ ἐσμίκρυνε.

 

39 καὶ ὠλιγώθησαν καὶ ἐκακώθησαν ἀπὸ θλίψεως κακῶν καὶ ὀδύνης.

40 ἐξεχύθη ἐξουδένωσις ἐπ᾿ ἄρχοντας αὐτῶν, καὶ ἐπλάνησεν αὐτοὺς ἐν ἀβάτῳ καὶ οὐχ ὁδῷ.

41 καὶ ἐβοήθησε πένητι ἐκ πτωχείας καὶ ἔθετο ὡς πρόβατα πατριάς.

42 ὄψονται εὐθεῖς καὶ εὐφρανθήσονται, καὶ πᾶσα ἀνομία ἐμφράξει τὸ στόμα αὐτῆς.

43 τίς σοφὸς καὶ φυλάξει ταῦτα καὶ συνήσει τὰ ἐλέη τοῦ Κυρίου;

 

107

Ὠδὴ ψαλμοῦ τῷ Δαυΐδ.

2 ΕΤΟΙΜΗ ἡ καρδία μου, ὁ Θεός, ἑτοίμη ἡ καρδία μου, ᾄσομαι καὶ ψαλῶ ἐν τῇ δόξῃ μου.

3 ἐξεγέρθητι, ψαλτήριον καὶ κιθάρα· ἐξεγερθήσομαι ὄρθρου.

4 ἐξομολογήσομαί σοι ἐν λαοῖς, Κύριε, ψαλῶ σοι ἐν ἔθνεσιν,

5 ὅτι μέγα ἐπάνω τῶν οὐρανῶν τὸ ἔλεός σου καὶ ἕως τῶν νεφελῶν ἡ ἀλήθειά σου.

6 ὑψώθητι ἐπὶ τοὺς οὐρανούς, ὁ Θεός, καὶ ἐπὶ πᾶσαν τὴν γῆν ἡ δόξα σου.

7 ὅπως ἂν ῥυσθῶσιν οἱ ἀγαπητοί σου, σῶσον τῇ δεξιᾷ σου καὶ ἐπάκουσόν μου.

8 ὁ Θεὸς ἐλάλησεν ἐν τῷ ἁγίῳ αὐτοῦ· ὑψωθήσομαι καὶ διαμεριῶ Σίκιμα, καὶ τὴν κοιλάδα τῶν σκηνῶν διαμετρήσω·

9 ἐμός ἐστι Γαλαάδ, καὶ ἐμός ἐστι Μανασσῆς, καὶ Ἐφραὶμ ἀντίληψις τῆς κεφαλῆς μου, Ἰούδας βασιλεύς μου,

10 Μωὰβ λέβης τῆς ἐλπίδος μου, ἐπὶ τὴν Ἰδουμαίαν ἐπιβαλῶ τὸ ὑπόδημά μου, ἐμοὶ ἀλλόφυλοι ὑπετάγησαν.

11 τίς ἀπάξει με εἰς πόλιν περιοχῆς; ἢ τίς ὁδηγήσει με ἕως τῆς Ἰδουμαίας;

12 οὐχὶ σύ, ὁ Θεός, ὁ ἀπωσάμενος ἡμᾶς; καὶ οὐκ ἐξελεύσῃ, ὁ Θεός, ἐν ταῖς δυνάμεσιν ἡμῶν;

13 δὸς ἡμῖν βοήθειαν ἐκ θλίψεως, καὶ ματαία σωτηρία ἀνθρώπου.

14 ἐν τῷ Θεῷ ποιήσωμεν δύναμιν, καὶ αὐτὸς ἐξουδενώσει τοὺς ἐχθροὺς ἡμῶν.

 

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Εἰς τὸ τέλος· ψαλμὸς τῷ Δαυΐδ.

Ο Θεός, τὴν αἴνεσίν μου μὴ παρασιωπήσῃς,

2 ὅτι στόμα ἁμαρτωλοῦ καὶ στόμα δολίου ἐπ᾿ ἐμὲ ἠνοίχθη, ἐλάλησαν κατ᾿ ἐμοῦ γλώσσῃ δολίᾳ

 

3 καὶ λόγοις μίσους ἐκύκλωσάν με καὶ ἐπολέμησάν με δωρεάν.

4 ἀντὶ τοῦ ἀγαπᾶν με ἐνδιέβαλλόν με, ἐγὼ δὲ προσηυχόμην·

5 καὶ ἔθεντο κατ᾿ ἐμοῦ κακὰ ἀντὶ ἀγαθῶν καὶ μῖσος ἀντὶ τῆς ἀγαπήσεώς μου.

6 κατάστησον ἐπ᾿ αὐτὸν ἁμαρτωλόν, καὶ διάβολος στήτω ἐκ δεξιῶν αὐτοῦ·

7 ἐν τῷ κρίνεσθαι αὐτὸν ἐξέλθοι καταδεδικασμένος, καὶ ἡ προσευχὴ αὐτοῦ γενέσθω εἰς ἁμαρτίαν.

8 γενηθήτωσαν αἱ ἡμέραι αὐτοῦ ὀλίγαι, καὶ τὴν ἐπισκοπὴν αὐτοῦ λάβοι ἕτερος.

9 γενηθήτωσαν οἱ υἱοὶ αὐτοῦ ὀρφανοὶ καὶ ἡ γυνὴ αὐτοῦ χήρα·

10 σαλευόμενοι μεταναστήτωσαν οἱ υἱοὶ αὐτοῦ καὶ ἐπαιτησάτωσαν, ἐκβληθήτωσαν ἐκ τῶν οἰκοπέδων αὐτῶν.

11 ἐξερευνησάτω δανειστὴς πάντα, ὅσα ὑπάρχει αὐτῷ, καὶ διαρπασάτωσαν ἀλλότριοι τοὺς πόνους αὐτοῦ·

12 μὴ ὑπαρξάτω αὐτῷ ἀντιλήπτωρ, μηδὲ γενηθήτω οἰκτίρμων τοῖς ὀρφανοῖς αὐτοῦ·

13 γενηθήτω τὰ τέκνα αὐτοῦ εἰς ἐξολόθρευσιν, ἐν γενεᾷ μιᾷ ἐξαλειφθείη τὸ ὄνομα αὐτοῦ.

14 ἀναμνησθείη ἡ ἀνομία τῶν πατέρων αὐτοῦ ἔναντι Κυρίου, καὶ ἡ ἁμαρτία τῆς μητρὸς αὐτοῦ μὴ ἐξαλειφθείη·

15 γενηθήτωσαν ἐναντίον Κυρίου διαπαντός, καὶ ἐξολοθρευθείη ἐκ γῆς τὸ μνημόσυνον αὐτῶν,

16 ἀνθ᾿ ὧν οὐκ ἐμνήσθη ποιῆσαι ἔλεος καὶ κατεδίωξεν ἄνθρωπον πένητα καὶ πτωχὸν καὶ κατανενυγμένον τῇ καρδίᾳ τοῦ θανατῶσαι.

17 καὶ ἠγάπησε κατάραν, καὶ ἥξει αὐτῷ· καὶ οὐκ ἠθέλησεν εὐλογίαν, καὶ μακρυνθήσεται ἀπ᾿ αὐτοῦ.

18 καὶ ἐνεδύσατο κατάραν ὡς ἱμάτιον, καὶ εἰσῆλθεν ὡσεὶ ὕδωρ εἰς τὰ ἔγκατα αὐτοῦ καὶ ὡσεὶ ἔλαιον ἐν τοῖς ὀστέοις αὐτοῦ.

19 γενηθήτω αὐτῷ ὡς ἱμάτιον, ὃ περιβάλλεται, καὶ ὡσεὶ ζώνη, ἣν διαπαντὸς περιζώννυται.

 

20 τοῦτο τὸ ἔργον τῶν ἐνδιαβαλλόντων με παρὰ Κυρίου καὶ τῶν λαλούντων πονηρὰ κατὰ τῆς ψυχῆς μου.

21 καὶ σύ, Κύριε Κύριε, ποίησον μετ᾿ ἐμοῦ ἕνεκεν τοῦ ὀνόματός σου, ὅτι χρηστὸν τὸ ἔλεός σου. ῥῦσαί με,

22 ὅτι πτωχὸς καὶ πένης εἰμὶ ἐγώ, καὶ ἡ καρδία μου τετάρακται ἐντός μου.

23 ὡσεὶ σκιὰ ἐν τῷ ἐκκλῖναι αὐτὴν ἀντανῃρέθην, ἐξετινάχθην ὡσεὶ ἀκρίδες.

24 τὰ γόνατά μου ἠσθένησαν ἀπὸ νηστείας, καὶ ἡ σάρξ μου ἠλλοιώθη δι᾿ ἔλαιον.

25 κἀγὼ ἐγενήθην ὄνειδος αὐτοῖς· εἴδοσάν με, ἐσάλευσαν κεφαλὰς αὐτῶν.

26 βοήθησόν μοι, Κύριε ὁ Θεός μου, καὶ σῶσόν με κατὰ τὸ ἔλεός σου.

27 καὶ γνώτωσαν ὅτι ἡ χείρ σου αὕτη καὶ σύ, Κύριε, ἐποίησας αὐτήν.

28 καταράσονται αὐτοί, καὶ σὺ εὐλογήσεις· οἱ ἐπανιστάμενοί μοι αἰσχυνθήτωσαν, ὁ δὲ δοῦλός σου εὐφρανθήσεται.

29 ἐνδυσάσθωσαν οἱ ἐνδιαβάλλοντές με ἐντροπὴν καὶ περιβαλέσθωσαν ὡς διπλοΐδα αἰσχύνην αὐτῶν.

30 ἐξομολογήσομαι τῷ Κυρίῳ σφόδρα ἐν τῷ στόματί μου καὶ ἐν μέσῳ πολλῶν αἰνέσω αὐτόν,

31 ὅτι παρέστη ἐκ δεξιῶν πένητος τοῦ σῶσαι ἐκ τῶν καταδιωκόντων τὴν ψυχήν μου.

 

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Ψαλμὸς τῷ Δαυΐδ.

ΕΙΠΕΝ ὁ Κύριος τῷ Κυρίῳ μου· κάθου ἐκ δεξιῶν μου, ἕως ἂν θῶ τοὺς ἐχθρούς σου ὑποπόδιον τῶν ποδῶν σου.

2 ῥάβδον δυνάμεως ἐξαποστελεῖ σοι Κύριος ἐκ Σιών, καὶ κατακυρίευε ἐν μέσῳ τῶν ἐχθρῶν σου.

3 μετὰ σοῦ ἡ ἀρχὴ ἐν ἡμέρᾳ τῆς δυνάμεώς σου ἐν ταῖς λαμπρότησι τῶν ἁγίων σου· ἐκ γαστρὸς πρὸ ἑωσφόρου ἐγέννησά σε.

4 ὤμοσε Κύριος καὶ οὐ μεταμεληθήσεται· σὺ ἱερεὺς εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα κατὰ τὴν τάξιν Μελχισεδέκ.

5 Κύριος ἐκ δεξιῶν σου συνέθλασεν ἐν ἡμέρᾳ ὀργῆς αὐτοῦ βασιλεῖς·

6 κρινεῖ ἐν τοῖς ἔθνεσι, πληρώσει πτώματα, συνθλάσει κεφαλὰς ἐπὶ γῆς πολλῶν.

 

7 ἐκ χειμάῤῥου ἐν ὁδῷ πίεται· διὰ τοῦτο ὑψώσει κεφαλήν.

 

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ΕΞΟΜΟΛΟΓΗΣΟΜΑΙ σοι, Κύριε, ἐν ὅλῃ καρδίᾳ μου ἐν βουλῇ εὐθέων καὶ συναγωγῇ.

2 μεγάλα τὰ ἔργα Κυρίου, ἐξεζητημένα εἰς πάντα τὰ θελήματα αὐτοῦ·

3 ἐξομολόγησις καὶ μεγαλοπρέπεια τὸ ἔργον αὐτοῦ, καὶ ἡ δικαιοσύνη αὐτοῦ μένει εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα τοῦ αἰῶνος.

4 μνείαν ἐποιήσατο τῶν θαυμασίων αὐτοῦ, ἐλεήμων καὶ οἰκτίρμων ὁ Κύριος·

5 τροφὴν ἔδωκε τοῖς φοβουμένοις αὐτόν, μνησθήσεται εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα διαθήκης αὐτοῦ.

6 ἰσχὺν ἔργων αὐτοῦ ἀνήγγειλε τῷ λαῷ αὐτοῦ τοῦ δοῦναι αὐτοῖς κληρονομίαν ἐθνῶν.

7 ἔργα χειρῶν αὐτοῦ ἀλήθεια καὶ κρίσις· πισταὶ πᾶσαι αἱ ἐντολαὶ αὐτοῦ,

8 ἐστηριγμέναι εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα τοῦ αἰῶνος, πεποιημέναι ἐν ἀληθείᾳ καὶ εὐθύτητι.

9 λύτρωσιν ἀπέστειλε τῷ λαῷ αὐτοῦ, ἐνετείλατο εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα διαθήκην αὐτοῦ· ἅγιον καὶ φοβερὸν τὸ ὄνομα αὐτοῦ.

10 ἀρχὴ σοφίας φόβος Κυρίου, σύνεσις δὲ ἀγαθὴ πᾶσι τοῖς ποιοῦσιν αὐτήν. ἡ αἴνεσις αὐτοῦ μένει εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα τοῦ αἰῶνος.

 

111

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ΜΑΚΑΡΙΟΣ ἀνὴρ ὁ φοβούμενος τὸν Κύριον, ἐν ταῖς ἐντολαῖς αὐτοῦ θελήσει σφόδρα·

2 δυνατὸν ἐν τῇ γῇ ἔσται τὸ σπέρμα αὐτοῦ, γενεὰ εὐθέων εὐλογηθήσεται.

3 δόξα καὶ πλοῦτος ἐν τῷ οἴκῳ αὐτοῦ, καὶ ἡ δικαιοσύνη αὐτοῦ μένει εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα τοῦ αἰῶνος.

4 ἐξανέτειλεν ἐν σκότει φῶς τοῖς εὐθέσιν ἐλεήμων καὶ οἰκτίρμων καὶ δίκαιος.

5 χρηστὸς ἀνὴρ ὁ οἰκτείρων καὶ κιχρῶν· οἰκονομήσει τοὺς λόγους αὐτοῦ ἐν κρίσει,

6 ὅτι εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα οὐ σαλευθήσεται, εἰς μνημόσυνον αἰώνιον ἔσται δίκαιος.

7 ἀπὸ ἀκοῆς πονηρᾶς οὐ φοβηθήσεται· ἑτοίμη ἡ καρδία αὐτοῦ ἐλπίζειν ἐπὶ Κύριον.

8 ἐστήρικται ἡ καρδία αὐτοῦ, οὐ μὴ φοβηθῇ, ἕως οὗ ἐπίδῃ ἐπὶ τοὺς ἐχθροὺς αὐτοῦ·

9 ἐσκόρπισεν, ἔδωκε τοῖς πένησιν· ἡ δικαιοσύνη αὐτοῦ μένει εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα τοῦ αἰῶνος, τὸ κέρας αὐτοῦ ὑψωθήσεται ἐν δόξῃ.

10 ἁμαρτωλὸς ὄψεται καὶ ὀργισθήσεται, τοὺς ὀδόντας αὐτοῦ βρύξει καὶ τακήσεται· ἐπιθυμία ἁμαρτωλοῦ ἀπολεῖται.

 

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ΑΙΝΕΙΤΕ, παῖδες, Κύριον, αἰνεῖτε τὸ ὄνομα Κυρίου·

2 εἴη τὸ ὄνομα Κυρίου εὐλογημένον ἀπὸ τοῦ νῦν καὶ ἕως τοῦ αἰῶνος.

3 ἀπὸ ἀνατολῶν ἡλίου μέχρι δυσμῶν αἰνετὸν τὸ ὄνομα Κυρίου.

4 ὑψηλὸς ἐπὶ πάντα τὰ ἔθνη ὁ Κύριος, ἐπὶ τοὺς οὐρανοὺς ἡ δόξα αὐτοῦ.

5 τίς ὡς Κύριος ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν; ὁ ἐν ὑψηλοῖς κατοικῶν

6 καὶ τὰ ταπεινὰ ἐφορῶν ἐν τῷ οὐρανῷ καὶ ἐν τῇ γῇ,

7 ὁ ἐγείρων ἀπὸ γῆς πτωχὸν καὶ ἀπὸ κοπρίας ἀνυψῶν πένητα

8 τοῦ καθίσαι αὐτὸν μετὰ ἀρχόντων, μετὰ ἀρχόντων λαοῦ αὐτοῦ·

9 ὁ κατοικίζων στεῖραν ἐν οἴκῳ, μητέρα ἐπὶ τέκνοις εὐφραινομένην.

 

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ΕΝ ΕΞΟΔῼ Ἰσραὴλ ἐξ Αἰγύπτου, οἴκου Ἰακὼβ ἐκ λαοῦ βαρβάρου,

2 ἐγενήθη Ἰουδαία ἁγίασμα αὐτοῦ, Ἰσραὴλ ἐξουσία αὐτοῦ.

3 ἡ θάλασσα εἶδε καὶ ἔφυγεν, ὁ Ἰορδάνης ἐστράφη εἰς τὰ ὀπίσω·

4 τὰ ὄρη ἐσκίρτησαν ὡσεὶ κριοὶ καὶ οἱ βουνοὶ ὡς ἀρνία προβάτων.

5 τί σοί ἐστι, θάλασσα, ὅτι ἔφυγες, καὶ σύ, Ἰορδάνη, ὅτι ἐστράφης εἰς τὰ ὀπίσω;

6 τὰ ὄρη, ὅτι ἐσκιρτήσατε ὡσεὶ κριοί, καὶ οἱ βουνοὶ ὡς ἀρνία προβάτων;

7 ἀπὸ προσώπου Κυρίου ἐσαλεύθη ἡ γῆ, ἀπὸ προσώπου τοῦ Θεοῦ Ἰακὼβ

8 τοῦ στρέψαντος τὴν πέτραν εἰς λίμνας ὑδάτων καὶ τὴν ἀκρότομον εἰς πηγὰς ὑδάτων.

9 μὴ ἡμῖν, Κύριε, μὴ ἡμῖν, ἀλλ᾿ ἢ τῷ ὀνόματί σου δὸς δόξαν, ἐπὶ τῷ ἐλέει σου καὶ τῇ ἀληθείᾳ σου,

10 μήποτε εἴπωσι τὰ ἔθνη· ποῦ ἐστιν ὁ Θεὸς αὐτῶν;

11 ὁ δὲ Θεὸς ἡμῶν ἐν τῷ οὐρανῷ καὶ ἐν τῇ γῇ πάντα, ὅσα ἠθέλησεν, ἐποίησε.

12 τὰ εἴδωλα τῶν ἐθνῶν, ἀργύριον καὶ χρυσίον, ἔργα χειρῶν ἀνθρώπων·

13 στόμα ἔχουσι, καὶ οὐ λαλήσουσιν, ὀφθαλμοὺς ἔχουσι, καὶ οὐκ ὄψονται,

14 ὦτα ἔχουσι, καὶ οὐκ ἀκούσονται, ῥῖνας ἔχουσι, καὶ οὐκ ὀσφρανθήσονται,

15 χεῖρας ἔχουσι, καὶ οὐ ψηλαφήσουσι, πόδας ἔχουσι καὶ οὐ περιπατήσουσιν, οὐ φωνήσουσιν ἐν τῷ λάρυγγι αὐτῶν.

16 ὅμοιοι αὐτοῖς γένοιντο οἱ ποιοῦντες αὐτὰ καὶ πάντες οἱ πεποιθότες ἐπ᾿ αὐτοῖς.

17 οἶκος Ἰσραὴλ ἤλπισεν ἐπὶ Κύριον· βοηθὸς καὶ ὑπερασπιστὴς αὐτῶν ἐστιν.

18 οἶκος Ἀαρὼν ἤλπισεν ἐπὶ Κύριον· βοηθὸς καὶ ὑπερασπιστὴς αὐτῶν ἐστιν.

19 οἱ φοβούμενοι τὸν Κύριον ἤλπισαν ἐπὶ Κύριον· βοηθὸς καὶ ὑπερασπιστὴς αὐτῶν ἐστιν.

20 Κύριος μνησθεὶς ἡμῶν εὐλόγησεν ἡμᾶς, εὐλόγησε τὸν οἶκον Ἰσραήλ, εὐλόγησε τὸν οἶκον Ἀαρών,

21 εὐλόγησε τοὺς φοβουμένους τὸν Κύριον, τοὺς μικροὺς μετὰ τῶν μεγάλων.

22 προσθείη Κύριος ἐφ᾿ ὑμᾶς, ἐφ᾿ ὑμᾶς καὶ ἐπὶ τοὺς υἱοὺς ὑμῶν.

23 εὐλογημένοι ὑμεῖς τῷ Κυρίῳ τῷ ποιήσαντι τὸν οὐρανὸν καὶ τὴν γῆν.

24 ὁ οὐρανὸς τοῦ οὐρανοῦ τῷ Κυρίῳ, τὴν δὲ γῆν ἔδωκε τοῖς υἱοῖς τῶν ἀνθρώπων.

25 οὐχ οἱ νεκροὶ αἰνέσουσί σε, Κύριε, οὐδὲ πάντες οἱ καταβαίνοντες εἰς ᾅδου,

26 ἀλλ᾿ ἡμεῖς οἱ ζῶντες εὐλογήσομεν τὸν Κύριον, ἀπὸ τοῦ νῦν, καὶ ἕως τοῦ αἰῶνος.

 

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ΗΓΑΠΗΣΑ, ὅτι εἰσακούσεται Κύριος τῆς φωνῆς τῆς δεήσεώς μου,

2 ὅτι ἔκλινε τὸ οὖς αὐτοῦ ἐμοί, καὶ ἐν ταῖς ἡμέραις μου ἐπικαλέσομαι.

3 περιέσχον με ὠδῖνες θανάτου, κίνδυνοι ᾅδου εὕροσάν με· θλῖψιν καὶ ὀδύνην εὗρον,

4 καὶ τὸ ὄνομα Κυρίου ἐπεκαλεσάμην· ὦ Κύριε, ῥῦσαι τὴν ψυχήν μου.

5 ἐλεήμων ὁ Κύριος καὶ δίκαιος, καὶ ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν ἐλεεῖ.

6 φυλάσσων τὰ νήπια ὁ Κύριος· ἐταπεινώθην, καὶ ἔσωσέ με.

7 ἐπίστρεψον, ψυχή μου, εἰς τὴν ἀνάπαυσίν σου, ὅτι Κύριος εὐηργέτησέ σε,

8 ὅτι ἐξείλετο τὴν ψυχήν μου ἐκ θανάτου, τοὺς ὀφθαλμούς μου ἀπὸ δακρύων καὶ τοὺς πόδας μου ἀπὸ ὀλισθήματος.

9 εὐαρεστήσω ἐνώπιον Κυρίου, ἐν χώρᾳ ζώντων.

 

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ΕΠΙΣΤΕΥΣΑ, διὸ ἐλάλησα· ἐγὼ δὲ ἐταπεινώθην σφόδρα.

2 ἐγὼ δὲ εἶπα ἐν τῇ ἐκστάσει μου· πᾶς ἄνθρωπος ψεύστης.

3 τί ἀνταποδώσω τῷ Κυρίῳ περὶ πάντων, ὧν ἀνταπέδωκέ μοι;

4 ποτήριον σωτηρίου λήψομαι καὶ τὸ ὄνομα Κυρίου ἐπικαλέσομαι.

5 τὰς εὐχάς μου τῷ Κυρίῳ ἀποδώσω ἐναντίον παντὸς τοῦ λαοῦ αὐτοῦ.

6 τίμιος ἐναντίον Κυρίου ὁ θάνατος τῶν ὁσίων αὐτοῦ.

7 ὦ Κύριε, ἐγὼ δοῦλος σός, ἐγὼ δοῦλος σὸς καὶ υἱὸς τῆς παιδίσκης σου. διέῤῥηξας τοὺς δεσμούς μου,

 

8 σοὶ θύσω θυσίαν αἰνέσεως καὶ ἐν ὀνόματι Κυρίου ἐπικαλέσομαι.

9 τὰς εὐχάς μου τῷ Κυρίῳ ἀποδώσω ἐναντίον παντὸς τοῦ λαοῦ αὐτοῦ,

10 ἐν αὐλαῖς οἴκου Κυρίου ἐν μέσῳ σου, Ἱερουσαλήμ.

 

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ΑΙΝΕΙΤΕ τὸν Κύριον, πάντα τὰ ἔθνη, ἐπαινέσατε αὐτόν, πάντες οἱ λαοί,

2 ὅτι ἐκραταιώθη τὸ ἔλεος αὐτοῦ ἐφ᾿ ἡμᾶς, καὶ ἡ ἀλήθεια τοῦ Κυρίου μένει εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα.

 

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ΕΞΟΜΟΛΟΓΕΙΣΘΕ τῷ Κυρίῳ, ὅτι ἀγαθός, ὅτι εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα τὸ ἔλεος αὐτοῦ.

2 εἰπάτω δὴ οἶκος Ἰσραὴλ ὅτι ἀγαθός, ὅτι εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα τὸ ἔλεος αὐτοῦ·

3 εἰπάτω δὴ οἶκος Ἀαρὼν ὅτι ἀγαθός, ὅτι εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα τὸ ἔλεος αὐτοῦ·

4 εἰπάτωσαν δὴ πάντες οἱ φοβούμενοι τὸν Κύριον ὅτι ἀγαθός, ὅτι εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα τὸ ἔλεος αὐτοῦ.

5 ἐκ θλίψεως ἐπεκαλεσάμην τὸν Κύριον, καὶ ἐπήκουσέ μου εἰς πλατυσμόν.

6 Κύριος ἐμοὶ βοηθός, καὶ οὐ φοβηθήσομαι τί ποιήσει μοι ἄνθρωπος.

7 Κύριος ἐμοὶ βοηθός, κἀγὼ ἐπόψομαι τοὺς ἐχθρούς μου.

8 ἀγαθὸν πεποιθέναι ἐπὶ Κύριον ἢ πεποιθέναι ἐπ᾿ ἄνθρωπον·

9 ἀγαθὸν ἐλπίζειν ἐπὶ Κύριον ἢ ἐλπίζειν ἐπ᾿ ἄρχουσι.

10 πάντα τὰ ἔθνη ἐκύκλωσάν με, καὶ τῷ ὀνόματι Κυρίου ἠμυνάμην αὐτούς·

11 κυκλώσαντες ἐκύκλωσάν με, καὶ τῷ ὀνόματι Κυρίου ἠμυνάμην αὐτούς.

12 ἐκύκλωσάν με ὡσεὶ μέλισσαι κηρίον καὶ ἐξεκαύθησαν ὡς πῦρ ἐν ἀκάνθαις, καὶ τῷ ὀνόματι Κυρίου ἠμυνάμην αὐτούς.

13 ὠσθεὶς ἀνετράπην τοῦ πεσεῖν, καὶ ὁ Κύριος ἀντελάβετό μου.

14 ἰσχύς μου καὶ ὕμνησίς μου ὁ Κύριος καὶ ἐγένετό μοι εἰς σωτηρίαν.

15 φωνὴ ἀγαλλιάσεως καὶ σωτηρίας ἐν σκηναῖς δικαίων· δεξιὰ Κυρίου ἐποίησε δύναμιν,

 

16 δεξιὰ Κυρίου ὕψωσέ με, δεξιὰ Κυρίου ἐποίησε δύναμιν.

17 οὐκ ἀποθανοῦμαι, ἀλλὰ ζήσομαι καὶ διηγήσομαι τὰ ἔργα Κυρίου.

18 παιδεύων ἐπαίδευσέ με ὁ Κύριος καὶ τῷ θανάτῳ οὐ παρέδωκέ με.

19 ἀνοίξατέ μοι πύλας δικαιοσύνης· εἰσελθὼν ἐν αὐταῖς ἐξομολογήσομαι τῷ Κυρίῳ.

20 αὕτη ἡ πύλη τοῦ Κυρίου, δίκαιοι εἰσελεύσονται ἐν αὐτῇ.

21 ἐξομολογήσομαί σοι, ὅτι ἐπήκουσάς μου καὶ ἐγένου μοι εἰς σωτηρίαν.

22 λίθον, ὃν ἀπεδοκίμασαν οἱ οἰκοδομοῦντες, οὗτος ἐγενήθη εἰς κεφαλὴν γωνίας·

23 παρὰ Κυρίου ἐγένετο αὕτη καὶ ἔστι θαυμαστὴ ἐν ὀφθαλμοῖς ἡμῶν.

24 αὕτη ἡ ἡμέρα, ἣν ἐποίησεν ὁ Κύριος· ἀγαλλιασώμεθα καὶ εὐφρανθῶμεν ἐν αὐτῇ.

25 ὦ Κύριε, σῶσον δή, ὦ Κύριε, εὐόδωσον δή.

26 εὐλογημένος ὁ ἐρχόμενος ἐν ὀνόματι Κυρίου· εὐλογήκαμεν ὑμᾶς ἐξ οἴκου Κυρίου.

27 Θεὸς Κύριος καὶ ἐπέφανεν ἡμῖν· συστήσασθε ἑορτὴν ἐν τοῖς πυκάζουσιν ἕως τῶν κεράτων τοῦ θυσιαστηρίου.

28 Θεός μου εἶ σύ, καὶ ἐξομολογήσομαί σοι· Θεός μου εἶ σύ, καὶ ὑψώσω σε· ἐξομολογήσομαί σοι, ὅτι ἐπήκουσάς μου καὶ ἐγένου μοι εἰς σωτηρίαν.

 

29 ἐξομολογεῖσθε τῷ Κυρίῳ, ὅτι ἀγαθός, ὅτι εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα τὸ ἔλεος αὐτοῦ.

 

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ΜΑΚΑΡΙΟΙ οἱ ἄμωμοι ἐν ὁδῷ οἱ πορευόμενοι ἐν νόμῳ Κυρίου.

2 μακάριοι οἱ ἐξερευνῶντες τὰ μαρτύρια αὐτοῦ· ἐν ὅλῃ καρδίᾳ ἐκζητήσουσιν αὐτόν.

3 οὐ γὰρ οἱ ἐργαζόμενοι τὴν ἀνομίαν ἐν ταῖς ὁδοῖς αὐτοῦ ἐπορεύθησαν.

4 σὺ ἐνετείλω τὰς ἐντολάς σου τοῦ φυλάξασθαι σφόδρα.

5 ὄφελον κατευθυνθείησαν αἱ ὁδοί μου τοῦ φυλάξασθαι τὰ δικαιώματά σου.

6 τότε οὐ μὴ αἰσχυνθῶ ἐν τῷ με ἐπιβλέπειν ἐπὶ πάσας τὰς ἐντολάς σου.

7 ἐξομολογήσομαί σοι ἐν εὐθύτητι καρδίας ἐν τῷ μεμαθηκέναι με τὰ κρίματα τῆς δικαιοσύνης σου.

 

8 τὰ δικαιώματά σου φυλάξω· μή με ἐγκαταλίπῃς ἕως σφόδρα.

9 Ἐν τίνι κατορθώσει νεώτερος τὴν ὁδὸν αὐτοῦ; ἐν τῷ φυλάξασθαι τοὺς λόγους σου.

10 ἐν ὅλῃ καρδίᾳ μου ἐξεζήτησά σε· μὴ ἀπώσῃ με ἀπὸ τῶν ἐντολῶν σου.

11 ἐν τῇ καρδίᾳ μου ἔκρυψα τὰ λόγιά σου, ὅπως ἂν μὴ ἁμάρτω σοι.

12 εὐλογητὸς εἶ, Κύριε· δίδαξόν με τὰ δικαιώματά σου.

13 ἐν τοῖς χείλεσί μου ἐξήγγειλα πάντα τὰ κρίματα τοῦ στόματός σου.

14 ἐν τῇ ὁδῷ τῶν μαρτυρίων σου ἐτέρφθην ὡς ἐπὶ παντὶ πλούτῳ.

15 ἐν ταῖς ἐντολαῖς σου ἀδολεσχήσω καὶ κατανοήσω τὰς ὁδούς σου.

16 ἐν τοῖς δικαιώμασί σου μελετήσω, οὐκ ἐπιλήσομαι τῶν λόγων σου. -

17 Ἀνταπόδος τῷ δούλῳ σου· ζήσομαι καὶ φυλάξω τοὺς λόγους σου.

18 ἀποκάλυψον τοὺς ὀφθαλμούς μου, καὶ κατανοήσω τὰ θαυμάσια ἐκ τοῦ νόμου σου.

19 πάροικος ἐγώ εἰμι ἐν τῇ γῇ· μὴ ἀποκρύψῃς ἀπ᾿ ἐμοῦ τὰς ἐντολάς σου.

20 ἐπεπόθησεν ἡ ψυχή μου τοῦ ἐπιθυμῆσαι τὰ κρίματά σου ἐν παντὶ καιρῷ.

21 ἐπετίμησας ὑπερηφάνοις· ἐπικατάρατοι οἱ ἐκκλίνοντες ἀπὸ τῶν ἐντολῶν σου.

22 περίελε ἀπ᾿ ἐμοῦ ὄνειδος καὶ ἐξουδένωσιν, ὅτι τὰ μαρτύριά σου ἐξεζήτησα.

23 καὶ γὰρ ἐκάθισαν ἄρχοντες καὶ κατ᾿ ἐμοῦ κατελάλουν, ὁ δὲ δοῦλός σου ἠδολέσχει ἐν τοῖς δικαιώμασί σου.

24 καὶ γὰρ τὰ μαρτύριά σου μελέτη μού ἐστι, καὶ αἱ συμβουλίαι μου τὰ δικαιώματά σου. -

25 Ἐκολλήθη τῷ ἐδάφει ἡ ψυχή μου· ζῆσόν με κατὰ τὸν λόγον σου.

26 τὰς ὁδούς μου ἐξήγγειλα, καὶ ἐπήκουσάς μου· δίδαξόν με τὰ δικαιώματά σου.

27 ὁδὸν δικαιωμάτων σου συνέτισόν με, καὶ ἀδολεσχήσω ἐν τοῖς θαυμασίοις σου.

28 ἐνύσταξεν ἡ ψυχή μου ἀπὸ ἀκηδίας· βεβαίωσόν με ἐν τοῖς λόγοις σου.

29 ὁδὸν ἀδικίας ἀπόστησον ἀπ᾿ ἐμοῦ καὶ τῷ νόμῳ σου ἐλέησόν με.

30 ὁδὸν ἀληθείας ᾑρετισάμην καὶ τὰ κρίματά σου οὐκ ἐπελαθόμην.

31 ἐκολλήθην τοῖς μαρτυρίοις σου, Κύριε· μή με καταισχύνῃς.

32 ὁδὸν ἐντολῶν σου ἔδραμον, ὅταν ἐπλάτυνας τὴν καρδίαν μου.

33 Νομοθέτησόν με, Κύριε, τὴν ὁδὸν τῶν δικαιωμάτων σου, καὶ ἐκζητήσω αὐτὴν διαπαντός.

34 συνέτισόν με, καὶ ἐξερευνήσω τὸν νόμον σου καὶ φυλάξω αὐτὸν ἐν ὅλῃ καρδίᾳ μου.

35 ὁδήγησόν με ἐν τῇ τρίβῳ τῶν ἐντολῶν σου, ὅτι αὐτὴν ἠθέλησα.

36 κλῖνον τὴν καρδίαν μου εἰς τὰ μαρτύριά σου καὶ μὴ εἰς πλεονεξίαν.

37 ἀπόστρεψον τοὺς ὀφθαλμούς μου τοῦ μὴ ἰδεῖν ματαιότητα, ἐν τῇ ὁδῷ σου ζῆσόν με.

38 στῆσον τῷ δούλῳ σου τὸ λόγιόν σου εἰς τὸν φόβον σου.

39 περίελε τὸν ὀνειδισμόν μου, ὃν ὑπώπτευσα· ὅτι τὰ κρίματά σου χρηστά.

40 ἰδοὺ ἐπεθύμησα τὰς ἐντολάς σου· ἐν τῇ δικαιοσύνῃ σου ζῆσόν με.

41 Καὶ ἔλθοι ἐπ᾿ ἐμὲ τὸ ἔλεός σου, Κύριε, τὸ σωτήριόν σου κατὰ τὸν λόγον σου.

42 καὶ ἀποκριθήσομαι τοῖς ὀνειδίζουσί μοι λόγον, ὅτι ἤλπισα ἐπὶ τοῖς λόγοις σου.

43 καὶ μὴ περιέλῃς ἐκ τοῦ στόματός μου λόγον ἀληθείας ἕως σφόδρα, ὅτι ἐπὶ τοῖς κρίμασί σου ἐπήλπισα.

44 καὶ φυλάξω τὸν νόμον σου διαπαντός, εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα καὶ εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα τοῦ αἰῶνος.

45 καὶ ἐπορευόμην ἐν πλατυσμῷ, ὅτι τὰς ἐντολάς σου ἐξεζήτησα.

46 καὶ ἐλάλουν ἐν τοῖς μαρτυρίοις σου ἐναντίον βασιλέων καὶ οὐκ ᾐσχυνόμην.

47 καὶ ἐμελέτων ἐν ταῖς ἐντολαῖς σου, ἃς ἠγάπησα σφόδρα.

48 καὶ ἦρα τὰς χεῖράς μου πρὸς τὰς ἐντολάς σου ἃς ἠγάπησα, καὶ ἠδολέσχουν ἐν τοῖς δικαιώμασί σου.

49 Μνήσθητι τῶν λόγων σου τῷ δούλῳ σου, ὧν ἐπήλπισάς με.

50 αὕτη με παρεκάλεσεν ἐν τῇ ταπεινώσει μου, ὅτι τὸ λόγιόν σου ἔζησέ με.

51 ὑπερήφανοι παρηνόμουν ἕως σφόδρα, ἀπὸ δὲ τοῦ νόμου σου οὐκ ἐξέκλινα.

52 ἐμνήσθην τῶν κριμάτων σου ἀπ᾿ αἰῶνος, Κύριε, καὶ παρεκλήθην.

53 ἀθυμία κατέσχε με ἀπὸ ἁμαρτωλῶν τῶν ἐγκαταλιμπανόντων τὸν νόμον σου.

54 ψαλτὰ ἦσάν μοι τὰ δικαιώματά σου ἐν τόπῳ παροικίας μου.

55 ἐμνήσθην ἐν νυκτὶ τοῦ ὀνόματός σου, Κύριε, καὶ ἐφύλαξα τὸν νόμον σου.

56 αὕτη ἐγενήθη μοι, ὅτι τὰ δικαιώματά σου ἐξεζήτησα.

57 Μερίς μου εἶ, Κύριε, εἶπα τοῦ φυλάξασθαι τὸν νόμον σου.

58 ἐδεήθην τοῦ προσώπου σου ἐν ὅλῃ καρδίᾳ μου· ἐλέησόν με κατὰ τὸ λόγιόν σου.

59 διελογισάμην τὰς ὁδούς σου καὶ ἐπέστρεψα τοὺς πόδας μου εἰς τὰ μαρτύριά σου.

60 ἡτοιμάσθην καὶ οὐκ ἐταράχθην τοῦ φυλάξασθαι τὰς ἐντολάς σου.

61 σχοινία ἁμαρτωλῶν περιεπλάκησάν μοι, καὶ τοῦ νόμου σου οὐκ ἐπελαθόμην.

62 μεσονύκτιον ἐξηγειρόμην τοῦ ἐξομολογεῖσθαί σοι ἐπὶ τὰ κρίματα τῆς δικαιοσύνης σου.

63 μέτοχος ἐγώ εἰμι πάντων τῶν φοβουμένων σε καὶ τῶν φυλασσόντων τὰς ἐντολάς σου.

64 τοῦ ἐλέους σου, Κύριε, πλήρης ἡ γῆ· τὰ δικαιώματά σου δίδαξόν με.

65 Χρηστότητα ἐποίησας μετὰ τοῦ δούλου σου, Κύριε, κατὰ τὸν λόγον σου.

66 χρηστότητα καὶ παιδείαν καὶ γνῶσιν δίδαξόν με, ὅτι ταῖς ἐντολαῖς σου ἐπίστευσα.

67 πρὸ τοῦ με ταπεινωθῆναι ἐγὼ ἐπλημμέλησα, διὰ τοῦτο τὸ λόγιόν σου ἐφύλαξα.

68 χρηστὸς εἶ σύ, Κύριε, καὶ ἐν τῇ χρηστότητί σου δίδαξόν με τὰ δικαιώματά σου.

69 ἐπληθύνθη ἐπ᾿ ἐμὲ ἀδικία ὑπερηφάνων, ἐγὼ δὲ ἐν ὅλῃ καρδίᾳ μου ἐξερευνήσω τὰς ἐντολάς σου.

70 ἐτυρώθη ὡς γάλα ἡ καρδία αὐτῶν, ἐγὼ δὲ τὸν νόμον σου ἐμελέτησα.

71 ἀγαθόν μοι ὅτι ἐταπείνωσάς με, ὅπως ἂν μάθω τὰ δικαιώματά σου.

72 ἀγαθός μοι ὁ νόμος τοῦ στόματός σου ὑπὲρ χιλιάδας χρυσίου καὶ ἀργυρίου.

73 Αἱ χεῖρές σου ἐποίησάν με καὶ ἔπλασάν με· συνέτισόν με καὶ μαθήσομαι τὰς ἐντολάς σου.

74 οἱ φοβούμενοί σε ὄψονταί με καὶ εὐφρανθήσονται, ὅτι εἰς τοὺς λόγους σου ἐπήλπισα.

75 ἔγνων, Κύριε, ὅτι δικαιοσύνη τὰ κρίματά σου, καὶ ἀληθείᾳ ἐταπείνωσάς με.

 

76 γενηθήτω δὴ τὸ ἔλεός σου τοῦ παρακαλέσαι με κατὰ τὸ λόγιόν σου τῷ δούλῳ σου.

77 ἐλθέτωσάν μοι οἱ οἰκτιρμοί σου, καὶ ζήσομαι, ὅτι ὁ νόμος σου μελέτη μού ἐστιν.

78 αἰσχυνθήτωσαν ὑπερήφανοι, ὅτι ἀδίκως ἠνόμησαν εἰς ἐμέ· ἐγὼ δὲ ἀδολεσχήσω ἐν ταῖς ἐντολαῖς σου.

79 ἐπιστρεψάτωσάν με οἱ φοβούμενοί σε καὶ οἱ γινώσκοντες τὰ μαρτύριά σου.

80 γενηθήτω ἡ καρδία μου ἄμωμος ἐν τοῖς δικαιώμασί σου, ὅπως ἂν μὴ αἰσχυνθῶ. -

81 Ἐκλείπει εἰς τὸ σωτήριόν σου ἡ ψυχή μου, εἰς τοὺς λόγους σου ἐπήλπισα.

82 ἐξέλιπον οἱ ὀφθαλμοί μου εἰς τὸ λόγιόν σου λέγοντες· πότε παρακαλέσεις με;

83 ὅτι ἐγενήθην ὡς ἀσκὸς ἐν πάχνῃ· τὰ δικαιώματά σου οὐκ ἐπελαθόμην.

84 πόσαι εἰσὶν αἱ ἡμέραι τοῦ δούλου σου; πότε ποιήσεις μοι ἐκ τῶν καταδιωκόντων με κρίσιν;

 

85 διηγήσαντό μοι παράνομοι ἀδολεσχίας, ἀλλ᾿ οὐχ ὡς ὁ νόμος σου, Κύριε.

86 πᾶσαι αἱ ἐντολαί σου ἀλήθεια· ἀδίκως κατεδίωξάν με, βοήθησόν μοι.

87 παρὰ βραχὺ συνετέλεσάν με ἐν τῇ γῇ, ἐγὼ δὲ οὐκ ἐγκατέλιπον τὰς ἐντολάς σου.

88 κατὰ τὸ ἔλεός σου ζῆσόν με, καὶ φυλάξω τὰ μαρτύρια τοῦ στόματός σου. 

89 Εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα, Κύριε, ὁ λόγος σου διαμένει ἐν τῷ οὐρανῷ.

90 εἰς γενεὰν καὶ γενεὰν ἡ ἀλήθειά σου· ἐθεμελίωσας τὴν γῆν καὶ διαμένει.

91 τῇ διατάξει σου διαμένει ἡμέρα, ὅτι τὰ σύμπαντα δοῦλα σά.

92 εἰ μὴ ὅτι ὁ νόμος σου μελέτη μού ἐστι, τότε ἂν ἀπωλόμην ἐν τῇ ταπεινώσει μου.

93 εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα οὐ μὴ ἐπιλάθωμαι τῶν δικαιωμάτων σου, ὅτι ἐν αὐτοῖς ἔζησάς με.

94 σός εἰμι ἐγώ, σῶσόν με, ὅτι τὰ δικαιώματά σου ἐξεζήτησα.

95 ἐμὲ ὑπέμειναν ἁμαρτωλοὶ τοῦ ἀπολέσαι με· τὰ μαρτύριά σου συνῆκα.

96 πάσης συντελείας εἶδον πέρας· πλατεῖα ἡ ἐντολή σου σφόδρα.

97 Ὡς ἠγάπησα τὸν νόμον σου, Κύριε· ὅλην τὴν ἡμέραν μελέτη μού ἐστιν.

98 ὑπὲρ τοὺς ἐχθρούς μου ἐσόφισάς με τὴν ἐντολήν σου, ὅτι εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα ἐμή ἐστιν.

99 ὑπὲρ πάντας τοὺς διδάσκοντάς με συνῆκα, ὅτι τὰ μαρτύριά σου μελέτη μού ἐστιν.

100 ὑπὲρ πρεσβυτέρους συνῆκα, ὅτι τὰς ἐντολάς σου ἐξεζήτησα.

101 ἐκ πάσης ὁδοῦ πονηρᾶς ἐκώλυσα τοὺς πόδας μου, ὅπως ἂν φυλάξω τοὺς λόγους σου.

102 ἀπὸ τῶν κριμάτων σου οὐκ ἐξέκλινα, ὅτι σὺ ἐνομοθέτησάς με.

103 ὡς γλυκέα τῷ λάρυγγί μου τὰ λόγιά σου, ὑπὲρ μέλι τῷ στόματί μου.

104 ἀπὸ τῶν ἐντολῶν σου συνῆκα· διὰ τοῦτο ἐμίσησα πᾶσαν ὁδὸν ἀδικίας. 

105 Λύχνος τοῖς ποσί μου ὁ νόμος σου καὶ φῶς ταῖς τρίβοις μου.

106 ὤμοσα καὶ ἔστησα τοῦ φυλάξασθαι τὰ κρίματα τῆς δικαιοσύνης σου.

107 ἐταπεινώθην ἕως σφόδρα· Κύριε, ζῆσόν με κατὰ τὸν λόγον σου.

108 τὰ ἑκούσια τοῦ στόματός μου εὐδόκησον δή, Κύριε, καὶ τὰ κρίματά σου δίδαξόν με.

109 ἡ ψυχή μου ἐν ταῖς χερσί σου διαπαντός, καὶ τοῦ νόμου σου οὐκ ἐπελαθόμην.

110 ἔθεντο ἁμαρτωλοὶ παγίδα μοι, καὶ ἐκ τῶν ἐντολῶν σου οὐκ ἐπλανήθην.

111 ἐκληρονόμησα τὰ μαρτύριά σου εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα, ὅτι ἀγαλλίαμα τῆς καρδίας μού εἰσιν.

112 ἔκλινα τὴν καρδίαν μου τοῦ ποιῆσαι τὰ δικαιώματά σου εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα δι᾿ ἀντάμειψιν. 

113 Παρανόμους ἐμίσησα, τὸν δὲ νόμον σου ἠγάπησα.

114 βοηθός μου, καὶ ἀντιλήπτωρ μου εἶ σύ· εἰς τοὺς λόγους σου ἐπήλπισα.

115 ἐκκλίνατε ἀπ᾿ ἐμοῦ, πονηρευόμενοι, καὶ ἐξερευνήσω τὰς ἐντολὰς τοῦ Θεοῦ μου.

116 ἀντιλαβοῦ μου κατὰ τὸ λόγιόν σου, καὶ ζῆσόν με, καὶ μὴ καταισχύνῃς με ἀπὸ τῆς προσδοκίας μου.

117 βοήθησόν μοι, καὶ σωθήσομαι καὶ μελετήσω ἐν τοῖς δικαιώμασί σου διαπαντός.

118 ἐξουδένωσας πάντας τοὺς ἀποστατοῦντας ἀπὸ τῶν δικαιωμάτων σου, ὅτι ἄδικον τὸ ἐνθύμημα αὐτῶν.

119 παραβαίνοντας ἐλογισάμην πάντας τοὺς ἁμαρτωλοὺς τῆς γῆς· διὰ τοῦτο ἠγάπησα τὰ μαρτύριά σου.

120 καθήλωσον ἐκ τοῦ φόβου σου τὰς σάρκας μου· ἀπὸ γὰρ τῶν κριμάτων σου ἐφοβήθην. 

121 Ἐποίησα κρῖμα καὶ δικαιοσύνην· μὴ παραδῷς με τοῖς ἀδικοῦσί με.

122 ἔκδεξαι τὸν δοῦλόν σου εἰς ἀγαθόν· μὴ συκοφαντησάτωσάν με ὑπερήφανοι.

123 οἱ ὀφθαλμοί μου ἐξέλιπον εἰς τὸ σωτήριόν σου καὶ εἰς τὸ λόγιον τῆς δικαιοσύνης σου.

124 ποίησον μετὰ τοῦ δούλου σου κατὰ τὸ ἔλεός σου καὶ τὰ δικαιώματά σου δίδαξόν με.

125 δοῦλός σού εἰμι ἐγώ· συνέτισόν με, καὶ γνώσομαι τὰ μαρτύριά σου.

126 καιρὸς τοῦ ποιῆσαι τῷ Κυρίῳ· διεσκέδασαν τὸν νόμον σου.

127 διὰ τοῦτο ἠγάπησα τὰς ἐντολάς σου ὑπὲρ χρυσίον καὶ τοπάζιον.

128 διὰ τοῦτο πρὸς πάσας τὰς ἐντολάς σου κατωρθούμην, πᾶσαν ὁδὸν ἄδικον ἐμίσησα.

129 Θαυμαστὰ τὰ μαρτύριά σου· διὰ τοῦτο ἐξηρεύνησεν αὐτὰ ἡ ψυχή μου.

130 ἡ δήλωσις τῶν λόγων σου φωτιεῖ καὶ συνετιεῖ νηπίους.

131 τὸ στόμα μου ἤνοιξα καὶ εἵλκυσα πνεῦμα, ὅτι τὰς ἐντολάς σου ἐπεπόθουν.

132 Ἐπίβλεψον ἐπ᾿ ἐμὲ καὶ ἐλέησόν με κατὰ τὸ κρίμα τῶν ἀγαπώντων τὸ ὄνομά σου.

133 τὰ διαβήματά μου κατεύθυνον κατὰ τὸ λόγιόν σου, καὶ μὴ κατακυριευσάτω μου πᾶσα ἀνομία.

134 λύτρωσαί με ἀπὸ συκοφαντίας ἀνθρώπων, καὶ φυλάξω τὰς ἐντολάς σου.

135 τὸ πρόσωπόν σου ἐπίφανον ἐπὶ τὸν δοῦλόν σου καὶ δίδαξόν με τὰ δικαιώματά σου.

136 διεξόδους ὑδάτων κατέδυσαν οἱ ὀφθαλμοί μου, ἐπεὶ οὐκ ἐφύλαξα τὸν νόμον σου.

137 Δίκαιος εἶ, Κύριε, καὶ εὐθεῖαι αἱ κρίσεις σου.

 

138 ἐνετείλω δικαιοσύνην τὰ μαρτύριά σου καὶ ἀλήθειαν σφόδρα.

139 ἐξέτηξέ με ὁ ζῆλός σου, ὅτι ἐπελάθοντο τῶν λόγων σου οἱ ἐχθροί μου.

140 πεπυρωμένον τὸ λόγιόν σου σφόδρα, καὶ ὁ δοῦλός σου ἠγάπησεν αὐτό.

141 νεώτερος ἐγώ εἰμι καὶ ἐξουδενωμένος· τὰ δικαιώματά σου οὐκ ἐπελαθόμην.

142 ἡ δικαιοσύνη σου δικαιοσύνη εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα, καὶ ὁ νόμος σου ἀλήθεια.

143 θλίψεις καὶ ἀνάγκαι εὕροσάν με· αἱ ἐντολαί σου μελέτη μου.

144 δικαιοσύνη τὰ μαρτύριά σου εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα· συνέτισόν με, καὶ ζήσομαι. 

145 Ἐκέκραξα ἐν ὅλῃ καρδίᾳ μου· ἐπάκουσόν μου, Κύριε, τὰ δικαιώματά σου ἐκζητήσω.

146 ἐκέκραξά σοι· σῶσόν με, καὶ φυλάξω τὰ μαρτύριά σου.

147 προέφθασα ἐν ἀωρίᾳ καὶ ἐκέκραξα, εἰς τοὺς λόγους σου ἐπήλπισα.

148 προέφθασαν οἱ ὀφθαλμοί μου πρὸς ὄρθρον τοῦ μελετᾶν τὰ λόγιά σου.

149 τῆς φωνῆς μου ἄκουσον, Κύριε, κατὰ τὸ ἔλεός σου, κατὰ τὸ κρῖμά σου ζῆσόν με.

150 προσήγγισαν οἱ καταδιώκοντές με ἀνομίᾳ, ἀπὸ δὲ τοῦ νόμου σου ἐμακρύνθησαν.

151 ἐγγὺς εἶ, Κύριε, καὶ πᾶσαι αἱ ὁδοί σου ἀλήθεια.

152 κατ᾿ ἀρχὰς ἔγνων ἐκ τῶν μαρτυρίων σου, ὅτι εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα ἐθεμελίωσας αὐτά. 

153 Ἴδε τὴν ταπείνωσίν μου καὶ ἐξελοῦ με, ὅτι τοῦ νόμου σου οὐκ ἐπελαθόμην.

154 κρῖνον τὴν κρίσιν μου καὶ λύτρωσαί με· διὰ τὸν λόγον σου ζῆσόν με.

155 μακρὰν ἀπὸ ἁμαρτωλῶν σωτηρία, ὅτι τὰ δικαιώματά σου οὐκ ἐξεζήτησαν.

156 οἱ οἰκτιρμοί σου πολλοί, Κύριε· κατὰ τὸ κρῖμά σου ζῆσόν με.

157 πολλοὶ οἱ ἐκδιώκοντές με καὶ θλίβοντές με· ἐκ τῶν μαρτυρίων σου οὐκ ἐξέκλινα.

158 εἶδον ἀσυνετοῦντας καὶ ἐξετηκόμην, ὅτι τὰ λόγιά σου οὐκ ἐφυλάξαντο.

159 ἴδε, ὅτι τὰς ἐντολάς σου ἠγάπησα· Κύριε, ἐν τῷ ἐλέει σου ζῆσόν με.

160 ἀρχὴ τῶν λόγων σου ἀλήθεια, καὶ εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα πάντα τὰ κρίματα τῆς δικαιοσύνης σου.

161 Ἄρχοντες κατεδίωξάν με δωρεάν, καὶ ἀπὸ τῶν λόγων σου ἐδειλίασεν ἡ καρδία μου.

162 ἀγαλλιάσομαι ἐγὼ ἐπὶ τὰ λόγιά σου ὡς ὁ εὑρίσκων σκῦλα πολλά.

163 ἀδικίαν ἐμίσησα καὶ ἐβδελυξάμην, τὸν δὲ νόμον σου ἠγάπησα.

164 ἑπτάκις τῆς ἡμέρας ᾔνεσά σε ἐπὶ τὰ κρίματα τῆς δικαιοσύνης σου.

165 εἰρήνη πολλὴ τοῖς ἀγαπῶσι τὸν νόμον σου, καὶ οὐκ ἔστιν αὐτοῖς σκάνδαλον.

166 προσεδόκων τὸ σωτήριόν σου, Κύριε, καὶ τὰς ἐντολάς σου ἠγάπησα.

167 ἐφύλαξεν ἡ ψυχή μου τὰ μαρτύριά σου καὶ ἠγάπησεν αὐτὰ σφόδρα.

168 ἐφύλαξα τὰς ἐντολάς σου καὶ τὰ μαρτύριά σου, ὅτι πᾶσαι αἱ ὁδοί μου ἐναντίον σου, Κύριε. 

169 Ἐγγισάτω ἡ δέησίς μου ἐνώπιόν σου, Κύριε· κατὰ τὸ λόγιόν σου συνέτισόν με.

170 εἰσέλθοι τὸ ἀξίωμά μου ἐνώπιόν σου, Κύριε· κατὰ τὸ λόγιόν σου ῥῦσαί με.

171 ἐξερεύξαιντο τὰ χείλη μου ὕμνον, ὅταν διδάξῃς με τὰ δικαιώματά σου.

172 φθέγξαιτο ἡ γλῶσσά μου τὰ λόγιά σου, ὅτι πᾶσαι αἱ ἐντολαί σου δικαιοσύνη.

173 γενέσθω ἡ χείρ σου τοῦ σῶσαί με, ὅτι τὰς ἐντολάς σου ᾑρετισάμην.

174 ἐπεπόθησα τὸ σωτήριόν σου, Κύριε, καὶ ὁ νόμος σου μελέτη μού ἐστι.

175 ζήσεται ἡ ψυχή μου καὶ αἰνέσει σε, καὶ τὰ κρίματά σου βοηθήσει μοι.

176 ἐπλανήθην ὡς πρόβατον ἀπολωλός· ζήτησον τὸν δοῦλόν σου, ὅτι τὰς ἐντολάς σου οὐκ ἐπελαθόμην.

 

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Ὠδὴ τῶν ἀναβαθμῶν.

ΠΡΟΣ Κύριον ἐν τῷ θλίβεσθαί με ἐκέκραξα, καὶ εἰσήκουσέ μου.

2 Κύριε, ῥῦσαι τὴν ψυχήν μου ἀπὸ χειλέων ἀδίκων καὶ ἀπὸ γλώσσης δολίας.

3 τί δοθείη σοι καὶ τί προστεθείη σοι πρὸς γλῶσσαν δολίαν;

4 τὰ βέλη τοῦ δυνατοῦ ἠκονημένα, σὺν τοῖς ἄνθραξι τοῖς ἐρημικοῖς.

5 οἴμοι! ὅτι ἡ παροικία μου ἐμακρύνθη, κατεσκήνωσα μετὰ τῶν σκηνωμάτων Κηδάρ.

6 πολλὰ παρῴκησεν ἡ ψυχή μου.

7 μετὰ τῶν μισούντων τὴν εἰρήνην ἤμην εἰρηνικός· ὅταν ἐλάλουν αὐτοῖς, ἐπολέμουν με δωρεάν.

 

120

Ὠδὴ τῶν ἀναβαθμῶν.

ΗΡΑ τοὺς ὀφθαλμούς μου εἰς τὰ ὄρη, ὅθεν ἥξει ἡ βοήθειά μου.

2 ἡ βοήθειά μου παρὰ Κυρίου τοῦ ποιήσαντος τὸν οὐρανὸν καὶ τὴν γῆν.

3 μὴ δῴης εἰς σάλον τὸν πόδα σου, μηδὲ νυστάξῃ ὁ φυλάσσων σε.

4 ἰδοὺ οὐ νυστάξει οὐδὲ ὑπνώσει ὁ φυλάσσων τὸν Ἰσραήλ.

5 Κύριος φυλάξει σε, Κύριος σκέπη σοι ἐπὶ χεῖρα δεξιάν σου·

6 ἡμέρας ὁ ἥλιος οὐ συγκαύσει σε, οὐδὲ ἡ σελήνη τὴν νύκτα.

7 Κύριος φυλάξει σε ἀπὸ παντὸς κακοῦ, φυλάξει τὴν ψυχήν σου ὁ Κύριος.

8 Κύριος φυλάξει τὴν εἴσοδόν σου καὶ τὴν ἔξοδόν σου ἀπὸ τοῦ νῦν καὶ ἕως τοῦ αἰῶνος.

 

121 

Ὠδὴ τῶν ἀναβαθμῶν.

ΕΥΦΡΑΝΘΗΝ ἐπὶ τοῖς εἰρηκόσι μοι· εἰς οἶκον Κυρίου πορευσόμεθα.

2 ἑστῶτες ἦσαν οἱ πόδες ἡμῶν ἐν ταῖς αὐλαῖς σου, Ἱερουσαλήμ.

3 Ἱερουσαλὴμ οἰκοδομουμένη ὡς πόλις, ἧς ἡ μετοχὴ αὐτῆς ἐπὶ τὸ αὐτό.

4 ἐκεῖ γὰρ ἀνέβησαν αἱ φυλαί, φυλαὶ Κυρίου, μαρτύριον τῷ Ἰσραήλ, τοῦ ἐξομολογήσασθαι τῷ ὀνόματι Κυρίου·

5 ὅτι ἐκεῖ ἐκάθισαν θρόνοι εἰς κρίσιν, θρόνοι ἐπὶ οἶκον Δαυΐδ.

6 ἐρωτήσατε δὴ τὰ εἰς εἰρήνην τὴν Ἱερουσαλήμ, καὶ εὐθηνία τοῖς ἀγαπῶσί σε·

7 γενέσθω δὴ εἰρήνη ἐν τῇ δυνάμει σου καὶ εὐθηνία ἐν ταῖς πυργοβάρεσί σου.

8 ἕνεκα τῶν ἀδελφῶν μου καὶ τῶν πλησίον μου, ἐλάλουν δὴ εἰρήνην περὶ σοῦ·

9 ἕνεκα τοῦ οἴκου Κυρίου τοῦ Θεοῦ ἡμῶν, ἐξεζήτησα ἀγαθά σοι.

 

122 

Ὠδὴ τῶν ἀναβαθμῶν.

ΠΡΟΣ σὲ ἦρα τοὺς ὀφθαλμούς μου τὸν κατοικοῦντα ἐν τῷ οὐρανῷ.

2 ἰδοὺ ὡς ὀφθαλμοὶ δούλων εἰς χεῖρας τῶν κυρίων αὐτῶν, ὡς ὀφθαλμοὶ παιδίσκης εἰς χεῖρας τῆς κυρίας αὐτῆς, οὕτως οἱ ὀφθαλμοὶ ἡμῶν πρὸς Κύριον τὸν Θεὸν ἡμῶν, ἕως οὗ οἰκτειρῆσαι ἡμᾶς.

 

3 ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς, Κύριε, ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς, ὅτι ἐπὶ πολὺ ἐπλήσθημεν ἐξουδενώσεως,

4 ἐπὶ πλεῖον ἐπλήσθη ἡ ψυχὴ ἡμῶν. Τὸ ὄνειδος τοῖς εὐθηνοῦσι, καὶ ἡ ἐξουδένωσις τοῖς ὑπερηφάνοις.

 

123

Ὠδὴ τῶν ἀναβαθμῶν.

ΕΙ ΜΗ ὅτι Κύριος ἦν ἐν ἡμῖν, εἰπάτω δὴ Ἰσραήλ·

 

2 εἰ μὴ ὅτι Κύριος ἦν ἐν ἡμῖν ἐν τῷ ἐπαναστῆναι ἀνθρώπους ἐφ᾿ ἡμᾶς,

3 ἄρα ζῶντας ἂν κατέπιον ἡμᾶς ἐν τῷ ὀργισθῆναι τὸν θυμὸν αὐτῶν ἐφ᾿ ἡμᾶς·

4 ἄρα τὸ ὕδωρ ἂν κατεπόντισεν ἡμᾶς, χείμαῤῥον διῆλθεν ἡ ψυχὴ ἡμῶν·

5 ἄρα διῆλθεν ἡ ψυχὴ ἡμῶν τὸ ὕδωρ τὸ ἀνυπόστατον.

6 εὐλογητὸς Κύριος, ὃς οὐκ ἔδωκεν ἡμᾶς εἰς θήραν τοῖς ὀδοῦσιν αὐτῶν.

7 ἡ ψυχὴ ἡμῶν ὡς στρουθίον ἐῤῥύσθη ἐκ τῆς παγίδος τῶν θηρευόντων· ἡ παγὶς συνετρίβη, καὶ ἡμεῖς ἐῤῥύσθημεν.

8 ἡ βοήθεια ἡμῶν ἐν ὀνόματι Κυρίου τοῦ ποιήσαντος τὸν οὐρανὸν καὶ τὴν γῆν.

 

124

Ὠδὴ τῶν ἀναβαθμῶν.

ΟΙ ΠΕΠΟΙΘΟΤΕΣ ἐπὶ Κύριον ὡς ὄρος Σιών· οὐ σαλευθήσεται εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα ὁ κατοικῶν Ἱερουσαλήμ.

2 ὄρη κύκλῳ αὐτῆς, καὶ ὁ Κύριος κύκλῳ τοῦ λαοῦ αὐτοῦ ἀπὸ τοῦ νῦν καὶ ἕως τοῦ αἰῶνος.

 

3 ὅτι οὐκ ἀφήσει Κύριος τὴν ῥάβδον τῶν ἁμαρτωλῶν ἐπὶ τὸν κλῆρον τῶν δικαίων, ὅπως ἂν μὴ ἐκτείνωσιν οἱ δίκαιοι ἐν ἀνομίαις χεῖρας αὐτῶν.

4 ἀγάθυνον, Κύριε, τοῖς ἀγαθοῖς καὶ τοῖς εὐθέσι τῇ καρδίᾳ·

5 τοὺς δὲ ἐκκλίνοντας εἰς τὰς στραγγαλιὰς ἀπάξει Κύριος μετὰ τῶν ἐργαζομένων τὴν ἀνομίαν εἰρήνη ἐπὶ τὸν Ἰσραήλ.

 

125 

Ὠδὴ τῶν ἀναβαθμῶν.

ΕΝ Τῼ ἐπιστρέψαι Κύριον τὴν αἰχμαλωσίαν Σιὼν ἐγενήθημεν ὡσεὶ παρακεκλημένοι.

2 τότε ἐπλήσθη χαρᾶς τὸ στόμα ἡμῶν καὶ ἡ γλῶσσα ἡμῶν ἀγαλλιάσεως. τότε ἐροῦσιν ἐν τοῖς ἔθνεσιν· ἐμεγάλυνε Κύριος τοῦ ποιῆσαι μετ᾿ αὐτῶν.

3 ἐμεγάλυνε Κύριος τοῦ ποιῆσαι μεθ᾿ ἡμῶν, ἐγενήθημεν εὐφραινόμενοι.

4 ἐπίστρεψον, Κύριε, τὴν αἰχμαλωσίαν ἡμῶν ὡς χειμάῤῥους ἐν τῷ νότῳ.

5 οἱ σπείροντες ἐν δάκρυσιν ἐν ἀγαλλιάσει θεριοῦσι.

6 πορευόμενοι ἐπορεύοντο καὶ ἔκλαιον βάλλοντες τὰ σπέρματα αὐτῶν· ἐρχόμενοι δὲ ἥξουσιν ἐν ἀγαλλιάσει αἴροντες τὰ δράγματα αὐτῶν.


 

 

 

    

 

    

       

PSALMS
 

101

A Prayer for the Poor; when he is deeply afflicted, and pours out his supplication before the Lord.

2 Hear my prayer, O Lord, and let my cry come to thee.

3 Turn not away thy face from me: in the day when I am afflicted, incline thine ear to me: in the day when I shall call upon thee, speedily hear me.

 

4 For my days have vanished like smoke, and my bones have been parched like a stick.

5 I am blighted like grass, and my heart is dried up; for I have forgotten to eat my bread.

6 By reason of the voice of my groaning, my bone has cleaved to my flesh.

7 I have become like a pelican of the wilderness; I have become like an owl in a ruined house.

8 I have watched, and am become as a sparrow dwelling alone on a roof.

9 All the day long mine enemies have reproached me; and they that praised me have sworn against me.

10 For I have eaten ashes as it were bread, and mingled my drink with weeping;

11 because of thine anger and thy wrath: for thou hast lifted me up, and dashed me down.

12 My days have declined like a shadow; and I am withered like grass.

13 But thou, Lord, endurest for ever, and thy memorial to generation and generation.

14 Thou shalt arise, and have mercy upon Sion: for it is time to have mercy upon her, for the set time is come.

15 For thy servants have taken pleasure in her stones, and they shall pity her dust.

16 So the nations shall fear thy name, O Lord, and all kings thy glory.

17 For the Lord shall build up Sion, and shall appear in his glory.

18 He has had regard to the prayer of the lowly, and has not despised their petition.

19 Let this be written for another generation; and the people that shall be created shall praise the Lord.

20 For he has looked out from the height of his sanctuary; the Lord looked upon the earth from heaven;

21 to hear the groaning of the fettered ones, to loosen the sons of the slain;

22 to proclaim the name of the Lord in Sion, and his praise in Jerusalem;

23 when the people are gathered together, and the kings, to serve the Lord.

24 He answered him in the way of his strength: tell me the fewness of my days.

25 Take me not away in the midst of my days: thy years are through all generations.

26 In the beginning thou, O Lord, didst lay the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands.

27 They shall perish, but thou remainest: and they all shall wax old as a garment; and as a vesture shalt thou fold them, and they shall be changed.

28 But thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail.

 

29 The children of thy servants shall dwell securely, and their seed shall prosper for ever.

 

102

A Psalm of David.

Bless the Lord, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless his holy name.

2 Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his praises:

3 who forgives all thy transgressions, who heals all thy diseases;

4 who redeems thy life from corruption; who crowns thee with mercy and compassion;

5 who satisfies thy desire with good things: so that thy youth shall be renewed like that of the eagle.

6 The Lord executes mercy and judgment for all that are injured.

7 He made known his ways to Moses, his will to the children of Israel.

8 The Lord is compassionate and pitiful, long-suffering, and full of mercy.

9 He will not be always angry; neither will he be wrathful for ever.

10 He has not dealt with us according to our sins, nor recompensed us according to our iniquities.

11 For as the heaven is high above the earth, the Lord has so increased his mercy toward them that fear him.

 

12 As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.

13 As a father pities his children, the Lord pities them that fear him.

14 For he knows our frame: remember that we are dust.

15 As for man, his days are as grass; as a flower of the field, so shall he flourish.

16 For the wind passes over it, and it shall not be; and it shall know its place no more.

17 But the mercy of the Lord is from generation to generation upon them that fear him, and his righteousness to childrenís children;

18 to them that keep his covenant, and remember his commandments to do them.

 

19 The Lord has prepared his throne in the heaven; and his kingdom rules over all.

20 Bless the Lord, all ye his angels, mighty in strength, who perform his bidding, ready to hearken to the voice of his words.

21 Bless the Lord, all ye his hosts; ye ministers of his that do his will.

 

22 Bless the Lord, all his works, in every place of his dominion: bless the Lord, O my soul.

 

 

103

A Psalm of David.

Bless the Lord, O my soul. O Lord my God, thou art very great; thou hast clothed thyself with praise and honour:

2 who dost robe thyself with light as with a garment; spreading out the heaven as a curtain.

3 Who covers his chambers with waters; who makes the clouds his chariot; who walks on the wings of the wind.

4 Who makes his angels spirits, and his ministers a flaming fire.

5 Who establishes the earth on her sure foundation: it shall not be moved for ever.

6 The deep, as it were a garment, is his covering: the waters shall stand on the hills.

7 At thy rebuke they shall flee; at the voice of thy thunder they shall be alarmed.

8 They go up to the mountains, and down to the plains, to the place which thou hast founded for them.

9 Thou hast set a bound which they shall not pass, neither shall they turn again to cover the earth.

10 He sends forth his fountains among the valleys: the waters shall run between the mountains.

11 They shall give drink to all the wild beasts of the field: the wild asses shall take of them to quench their thirst.

12 By them shall the birds of the sky lodge: they shall utter a voice out of the midst of the rocks.

 

13 He waters the mountains from his chambers: the earth shall be satisfied with the fruit of thy works.

14 He makes grass to grow for the cattle, and green herb for the service of men, to bring bread out of the earth;

15 and wine makes glad the heart of man, to make his face cheerful with oil: and bread strengthens manís heart.

16 The trees of the plain shall be full of sap; even the cedars of Libanus which he has planted.

17 There the sparrows will build their nests; and the house of the heron takes the lead among them.

18 The high mountains are a refuge for the stags, and the rock for the rabbits.

19 He appointed the moon for seasons: the sun knows his going down.

20 Thou didst make darkness, and it was night; in it all the wild beasts of the forest will be abroad:

21 even young lions roaring for prey, and to seek meat for themselves from God.

22 The sun arises, and they shall be gathered together, and shall lie down in their dens.

23 Man shall go forth to his work, and to his labour till evening.

24 How great are thy works, O Lord! in wisdom hast thou wrought them all: the earth is filled with thy creation.

25 So is this great and wide sea: there are things creeping innumerable, small animals and great.

 

26 There go the ships; and this dragon whom thou hast made to play in it.

27 All wait upon thee, to give them their food in due season.

28 When thou hast given it them, they will gather it; and when thou hast opened thine hand, they shall all be filled with good.

29 But when thou hast turned away thy face, they shall be troubled: thou wilt take away their breath, and they shall fail, and return to their dust.

30 Thou shalt send forth thy Spirit, and they shall be created; and thou shalt renew the face of the earth.

31 Let the glory of the Lord be for ever: the Lord shall rejoice in his works;

32 who looks upon the earth, and makes it tremble; who touches the mountains, and they smoke.

33 I will sing to the Lord while I live; I will sing praise to my God while I exist.

34 Let my meditation be sweet to him: and I will rejoice in the Lord.

35 Let the sinners fail from off the earth, and transgressors, so that they shall be no more. Bless the Lord, O my soul.

 

104

Alleluia.

Give thanks to the Lord, and call upon his name; declare his works among the heathen.

 

2 Sing to him, yea, sing praises to him: tell forth all his wonderful works.

3 Glory in his holy name: let the heart of them that seek the Lord rejoice.

4 Seek ye the Lord, and be strengthened; seek his face continually.

5 Remember his wonderful works that he has done; his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth;

6 ye seed of Abraam, his servants, ye children of Jacob, his chosen ones.

7 He is the Lord our God; his judgments are in all the earth.

8 He has remembered his covenant for ever, the word which he commanded for a thousand generation:

9 which he established as a covenant to Abraam, and he remembered his oath to Isaac.

10 And he established it to Jacob for an ordinance, and to Israel for an everlasting covenant;

11 saying To thee will I give the land of Chanaan, the line of your inheritance:

12 when they were few in number, very few, and sojourners in it.

13 And they went from nation to nation, and from one kingdom to another people.

14 He suffered no man to wrong them; and he rebuked kings for their sakes:

15 saying, Touch not my anointed ones; and do my prophets no harm.

16 Moreover he called for a famine upon the land; he broke the whole support of bread.

17 He sent a man before them; Joseph was sold for a slave.

18 They hurt his feet with fetters; his soul passed into iron,

19 until the time that his cause came on; the word of the Lord tried him as fire.

20 The king sent and loosed him; even the prince of the people, and let him go free.

21 He made him Lord over his house, and ruler of all his substance;

22 to chastise his rulers at his pleasure, and to teach his elders wisdom.

23 Israel also came into Egypt, and Jacob sojourned in the land of Cham.

24 And he increased his people greatly, and made them stronger than their enemies.

25 And he turned their heart to hate his people, to deal craftily with his servants.

26 He sent forth Moses his servant, and Aaron whom he had chosen.

27 He established among them his signs, and his wonders in the land of Cham.

28 He sent forth darkness, and made it dark; yet they rebelled against his words.

29 He turned their waters into blood, and slew their fish.

30 Their land produced frogs abundantly, in the chambers of their kings.

31 He spoke, and the dog-fly came, and lice in all their coasts.

32 He turned their rain into hail, and sent flaming fire in their land.

33 And he smote their vines and their fig trees; and broke every tree of their coast.

 

34 He spoke, and the locust came, and caterpillars innumerable,

35 and devoured all the grass in their land, and devoured the fruit of the ground.

36 He smote also every first-born of their land, the first-fruits of all their labour.

37 And he brought them out with silver and gold; and there was not a feeble one among their tribes.

38 Egypt rejoiced at their departing; for the fear of them fell upon them.

39 He spread out a cloud for a covering to them, and fire to give them light by night.

40 They asked, and the quail came, and he satisfied them with the bread of heaven.

41 He clave the rock, and the waters flowed, rivers ran in dry places.

42 For he remembered his holy word, which he promised to Abraam his servant.

43 And he brought out his people with exultation, and his chosen with joy;

44 and gave them the lands of the heathen; and they inherited the labours of the people;

45 that they might keep his ordinances, and diligently seek his law.

 

105

Alleluia.

Give thanks to the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endures for ever.

2 Who shall tell the mighty acts of the Lord? who shall cause all his praises to be heard?

3 Blessed are they that keep judgment, and do righteousness at all times.

4 Remember us, O Lord, with the favour thou hast to thy people: visit us with thy salvation;

5 that we may behold the good of thine elect, that we may rejoice in the gladness of thy nation, that we may glory with thine inheritance.

6 We have sinned with our fathers, we have transgressed, we have done unrighteously.

7 Our fathers in Egypt understood not thy wonders, and remembered not the multitude of thy mercy; but provoked him as they went up by the Red Sea.

 

8 Yet he saved them for his nameís sake, that he might cause his mighty power to be known.

9 And he rebuked the Red Sea, and it was dried up: so he led them through the deep as through the wilderness.

10 And he saved them out of the hand of them that hated them, and redeemed them out of the hand of the enemy.

11 The water covered those that oppressed them: there was not one of them left.

12 Then they believed his words, and celebrated his praise.

13 They made haste, they forgot his works; they waited not for his counsel.

14 And they lusted exceedingly in the wilderness, and tempted God in the dry land.

15 And he gave them their request, and sent fullness into their souls.

16 They provoked Moses also in the camp, and Aaron the holy one of the Lord.

17 The earth opened and swallowed up Dathan, and closed upon the congregation of Abiron.

18 And a fire was kindled in their congregation, and a flame burnt up the sinners.

19 And they made a calf in Choreb, and worshipped the graven image,

20 and they changed their glory into the similitude of a calf that feeds on grass.

21 They forgot God that saved them, who had wrought great deeds in Egypt;

22 wondrous works in the land of Cham, and terrible things at the Red Sea.

23 So he said that he would have destroyed them, had not Moses his chosen stood before him in the breach, to turn him away from the fierceness of his anger, so that he should not destroy them.

24 Moreover they set at nought the desirable land, and believed not his word.

25 And they murmured in their tents: they hearkened not to the voice of the Lord.

26 So he lifted up his hand against them, to cast them down in the wilderness;

27 and to cast down their seed among the nations, and to scatter them in the countries.

28 They were joined also to Beelphegor, and ate the sacrifices of the dead.

29 And they provoked him with their devices; and destruction, was multiplied among them.

30 Then Phinees stood up, and made atonement: and the plague ceased.

31 And it was counted to him for righteousness, to all generations for ever.

32 They provoked him also at the water of Strife, and Moses was hurt for their sakes;

33 for they provoked his spirit, and he spoke unadvisedly with his lips.

34 They destroyed not the nations which the Lord told them to destroy;

35 but were mingled with the heathen, and learned their works.

36 And they served their graven images; and it became an offence to them.

37 And they sacrificed their sons and their daughters to devils,

38 and shed innocent blood, the blood of their sons and daughters, whom they sacrificed to the idols of Chanaan; and the land was defiled with blood.

39 and was polluted with their works; and they went a whoring with their own devices.

40 So the Lord was very angry with his people, and he abhorred his inheritance.

41 And he delivered them into the hands of their enemies; and they that hated them ruled over them.

42 Ands their enemies oppressed them, and they were brought down under their hands.

43 Many a time he delivered them; but they provoked him by their counsel, and they were brought low by their iniquities.

44 Ye the Lord looked upon their affliction, when he heard their petition.

45 And he remembered his covenant, and repented according to the multitude of his mercy.

46 And he caused them to be pitied in the sight of all who carried them captive.

47 Save us, O Lord our God, and gather us from among the heathen, that we may give thanks to thy holy name, that we may glory in thy praise.

 

48 Blessed be the Lord God of Israel from everlasting and to everlasting; and all the people shall say, Amen, Amen.

 

106

Alleluia.

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his mercy endures for ever.

2 Let them say so who have been redeemed by the Lord, whom he has redeemed from the hand of the enemy;

3 and gathered them out of the countries, from the east, and west, and north, and south.

4 They wandered in the wilderness in a dry land; they found no way to a city of habitation.

5 Hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted in them.

 

6 Then they cried to the Lord in their affliction, and he delivered them out of their distresses.

 

7 And he guided them into a straight path, that they might go to a city of habitation.

8 Let them acknowledge to the Lord his mercies, and his wonderful works to the children of men.

9 For he satisfies the empty soul, and fills the hungry soul with good things,

10 even them that sit in darkness and the shadow of death, fettered in poverty and iron;

11 because they rebelled against the words of God, and provoked the counsel of the Most High.

12 So their heart was brought low with troubles; they were weak, and there was no helper.

13 Then they cried to the Lord in their affliction, and he saved them out of their distresses.

 

14 And he brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, and broke their bonds asunder.

15 Let them acknowledge to the Lord his mercies, and his wonders to the children of men.

16 For he broke to pieces the brazen gates, and crushed the iron bars.

17 He helped them out of the way of their iniquity; for they were brought low because of their iniquities.

18 Their soul abhorred all meat; and they drew near to the gates of death.

19 Then they cried to the Lord in their affliction, and he saved them out of their distresses.

 

20 He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them out of their destructions.

21 Let them acknowledge to the Lord his mercies, and his wonderful works to the children of men.

22 And let them offer to him the sacrifice of praise, and proclaim this works with exultation.

23 They that go down to the sea in ships, doing business in many waters;

24 these men have seen the works of the Lord, and his wonders in the deep.

25 He speaks, and the stormy wind arises, and its waves are lifted up.

26 They go up to the heavens, and go down to the depths; their soul melts because of troubles.

 

27 They are troubled, they stagger as a drunkard, and all their wisdom is swallowed up.

28 Then they cry to the Lord in their affliction, and he brings them out of their distresses.

 

29 And he commands the storm, and it is calmed into a gentle breeze, and its waves are still.

30 And they are glad, because they are quiet; and he guides them to their desire haven.

31 Let them acknowledge to the Lord his mercies, and his wonderful works to the children of men.

32 Let them exalt him in the congregation of the people, and praise him in the seat of the elders.

33 He turns rivers into a desert, and streams of water into a dry land;

34 a fruitful land into saltness, for the wickedness of them that dwell in it.

35 He turns a wilderness into pools of water, and a dry land into streams of water.

36 And there he causes the hungry to dwell, and they establish for themselves cities of habitation.

37 And they sow fields, and plant vineyards, and they yield fruit of increase.

38 And he blesses them, and they multiply exceedingly, and he diminishes not the number of their cattle.

39 Again they become few, and are brought low, by the pressure of evils and pain.

40 Contempt is poured upon their princes, and he causes them to wander in a desert and trackless land.

41 But he helps the poor out of poverty, and makes him families as a flock.

42 The upright shall see and rejoice; and all iniquity shall stop her mouth.

43 Who is wise, and will observe these things, and understand the mercies of the Lord?

 

107

Song of a Psalm by David.

2 O God, my heart is ready, my heart is ready; I will sing and sing psalms with my glory.

3 Awake, psaltery and harp; I will awake early.

 

4 I will give thanks to thee, O Lord, among the people; I will sing praise to thee among the Gentiles.

5 For thy mercy is great above the heavens, and thy truth reaches to the clouds.

6 Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens; and thy glory above all the earth.

7 That thy beloved ones may be delivered, save with thy right hand, and hear me.

8 God has spoken in his sanctuary; I will be exalted, and will divide Sicima, and will measure out the valley of tents.

9 Galaad is mine; and Manasses is mine; and Ephraim is the help of mine head; Judas is my king;

 

10 Moab is the caldron of my hope; over Idumea will I cast my sandal; the Philistines are made subject to me.

 

11 Who will bring me into the fortified city? or who will guide me to Idumea?

12 Wilt not thou, O God, who hast rejected us? and wilt not thou, O God, go forth with our hosts?

13 Give us help from tribulation: for vain is the help of man.

14 Through God we shall do valiantly; and he will bring to nought our enemies.

 

108

For the end, a Psalm of David.

O God, pass not over my praise in silence;

2 for the mouth of the sinner and the mouth of the crafty man have been opened against me: they have spoken against me with a crafty tongue.

3 And they have compassed me with words of hatred; and fought against me without a cause.

4 Instead of loving me, they falsely accused me: but I continued to pray.

5 And they rewarded me evil for good, and hatred for my love.

6 Set thou a sinner against him; and let the devil stand at his right hand.

7 When he is judged, let him go forth condemned: and let his prayer become sin.

 

8 Let his days be few: and let another take his office of overseer.

9 Let his children be orphans, and his wife a widow.

 

10 Let his children wander without a dwelling-place, and beg: let them be cast out of their habitations.

 

11 Let his creditor exact all that belongs to him: and let strangers spoil his labours.

 

12 Let him have no helper; neither let there be any one to have compassion on his fatherless children.

13 Let his children be given up to utter destruction: in one generation let his name be blotted out.

14 Let the iniquity of his fathers be remembered before the Lord; and let not the sin of his mother be blotted out.

15 Let them be before the Lord continually; and let their memorial be blotted out from the earth.

16 Because he remembered not to shew mercy, but persecuted the needy and poor man, and that to slay him that was pricked in the heart.

17 He loved cursing also, and it shall come upon him; and he took not pleasure in blessing, so it shall be removed far from him.

18 Yea, he put on cursing as a garment, and it is come as water into his bowels, and as oil into his bones.

 

19 Let it be to him as a garment which he puts on, and as a girdle with which he girds himself continually.

20 This is the dealing of the Lord with those who falsely accuse me, and of them that speak evil against my soul.

21 But thou, O Lord, Lord, deal mercifully with me, for thy nameís sake: for thy mercy is good.

 

22 Deliver me, for I am poor and needy; and my heart is troubled within me.

23 I am removed as a shadow in its going down: I am tossed up and down like locusts.

24 My knees are weakened through fasting, and my flesh is changed by reason of the want of oil.

25 I became also a reproach to them: when they saw me they shook their heads.

26 Help me, O Lord my God; and save me according to thy mercy.

27 And let them know that this is thy hand; and that thou, Lord, hast wrought it.

28 Let them curse, but thou shalt bless: let them that rise up against me be ashamed, but let thy servant rejoice.

29 Let those that falsely accuse me be clothed with shame, and let them cover themselves with their shame as with a mantle.

30 I will give thanks to the Lord abundantly with my mouth; and in the midst of many I will praise him.

31 For he stood on the right hand of the poor, to save me from them that persecute my soul.

 

109

A Psalm of David.

The Lord said to my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool.

 

2 The Lord shall send out a rod of power for thee out of Sion: rule thou in the midst of thine enemies.

3 With thee is dominion in the day of thy power, in the splendours of thy saints: I have begotten thee from the womb before the morning.

4 The Lord sware, and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever, after the order of Melchisedec.

5 The Lord at thy right hand has dashed in pieces kings in the day of his wrath.

6 He shall judge among the nations, he shall fill up the number of corpses, he shall crush the heads of many on the earth.

7  He shall drink of the brook in the way; therefore shall he lift up the head.

 

110

Alleluia.

I will give thee thanks, O Lord, with my whole heart, in the council of the upright, and in the congregation.

2 The works of the Lord are great, sought out according to all his will.

3 His work is worthy of thanksgiving and honour: and his righteousness endures for ever and ever.

 

4 He has caused his wonderful works to be remembered: the Lord is merciful and compassionate.

5 He has given food to them that fear him: he will remember his covenant for ever.

6 He has declared to his people the power of his works, to give them the inheritance of the heathen.

7 The works of his hands are truth and judgment: all his commandments are sure:

8 established for ever and ever, done in truth and uprightness.

9 He sent redemption to his people: he commanded his covenant for ever: holy and fearful is his name.

 

10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and all that act accordingly have a good understanding; his praise endures for ever and ever.

 

111

Alleluia.

Blessed is the man that fears the Lord: he will delight greatly in his commandments.

2 His seed shall be mighty in the earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed.

3 Glory and riches shall be in his house; and his righteousness endures for evermore.

4 To the upright light has sprung up in darkness: he is pitiful, and merciful, and righteous.

5 The good man is he that pities and lends: he will direct his affairs with judgment.

6 For he shall not be moved for ever; the righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance.

7 He shall not be afraid of any evil report: his heart is ready to trust in the Lord.

8 His heart is established, he shall not fear, till he shall see his desire upon his enemies.

9 He has dispersed abroad; he has given to the poor; his righteousness endures for evermore: his horn shall be exalted with honour.

10 The sinner shall see and be angry, he shall gnash his teeth, and consume away: the desire of the sinner shall perish.

 

112

Alleluia.

Praise the Lord, ye servants of his, praise, the name of the Lord.

2 Let the name of the Lord be blessed, from this present time and for ever.

3 From the rising of the sun to his setting, the name of the Lord is to be praised.

4 The Lord is high above all the nations; his glory is above the heavens.

5 Who is as the Lord our God? who dwells in the high places,

6 and yet looks upon the low things in heaven, and on the earth:

7 who lifts up the poor from the earth, and raises up the needy from the dunghill;

8 to set him with princes, even with the princes of his people:

9 who settles the barren woman in a house, as a mother rejoicing over children.

 

113

Alleluia.

At the going forth of Israel from Egypt, of the house of Jacob from a barbarous people,

2 Judea became his sanctuary, and Israel his dominion.

3 The sea saw and fled: Jordan was turned back.

 

4 The mountains skipped like rams, and the hills like lambs.

5 What ailed thee, O sea, that thou fleddest? and thou Jordan, that thou wast turned back?

6 Ye mountains, that ye skipped like rams, and ye hills, like lambs?

7 The earth trembled at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob;

8 who turned the rock into pools of water, and the flint into fountains of water.

9 Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to thy name give glory, because of thy mercy and thy truth;

10 lest at any time the nations should say, Where is their God?

11 But our God has done in heaven and on earth, whatsoever he has pleased.

12 The idols of the nations are silver and gold, the works of menís hands.

13 They have a mouth, but they cannot speak; they have eyes, but they cannot see:

14 they have ears, but they cannot hear; they have noses, but they cannot smell;

15 they have hands, but they cannot handle; they have feet, but they cannot walk: they cannot speak through their throat.

16 Let those that make them become like to them, and all who trust in them.

17 The house of Israel trusts in the Lord: he is their helper and defender.

18 The house of Aaron trusts in the Lord: he is their helper and defender.

19 They that fear the Lord trust in the Lord: he is their helper and defender.

20 The Lord has remembered us, and blessed us: he has blessed the house of Israel, he has blessed the house of Aaron.

21 He has blessed them that fear the Lord, both small and great.

22 The Lord add blessings to you and to your children.

 

23 Blessed are ye of the Lord, who made the heaven and the earth.

24 The heaven of heavens belongs to the Lord: but he has given the earth to the sons of men.

25 The dead shall not praise thee, O Lord, nor any that go down to Hades.

26 But we, the living, will bless the Lord, from henceforth and for ever.

 

114

Alleluia.

I am well pleased, because the Lord will hearken to the voice of my supplication.

2 Because he has inclined his ear to me, therefore will I call upon him while I live.

3 The pangs of death compassed me; the dangers of hell found me: I found affliction and sorrow.

4 Then I called on the name of the Lord: O Lord, deliver my soul.

5 The Lord is merciful and righteous; yea, our God has pity.

6 The Lord preserves the simple: I was brought low, and he delivered me.

7 Return to thy rest, O my soul; for the Lord has dealt bountifully with thee.

8 For he has delivered my soul from death, mine eyes from tears, and my feet from falling.

 

9 I shall be well-pleasing before the Lord in the land of the living.

115

Alleluia.

I believed, wherefore I have spoken: but I was greatly afflicted.

2 And I said in mine amazement, Every man is a liar.

 

3 What shall I render to the Lord for all the things wherein he has rewarded me?

4 I will take the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of the Lord.

5 I will pay my vows to the Lord, in the presence of all his people.

6 Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.

7 O Lord, I am thy servant; I am thy servant, and the son of thine handmaid: thou hast burst by bonds asunder.

8 I will offer to thee the sacrifice of praise, and will call upon the name of the Lord.

9 I will pay my vows unto the Lord, in the presence of all his people,

10 in the courts of the Lordís house, in the midst of thee, Jerusalem.

 

116

Alleluia.

Praise the Lord, all ye nations: praise him, all ye peoples.

2 For his mercy has been abundant toward us: and the truth of the Lord endures for ever.

 

117

Alleluia.

Give thanks to the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endures for ever.

2 Let now the house of Israel say, that he is good: for his mercy endures for ever.

3 Let now the house of Aaron say, that he is good: for his mercy endures for ever.

4 Let now all that fear the Lord say, that he is good: for his mercy endures for ever.

5 I called on the Lord out of affliction: and he hearkened to me, so as to bring me into a wide place.

6 The Lord is my helper; and I will not fear what man shall do to me.

7 The Lord is my helper; and I shall see my desire upon mine enemies.

8 It is better to trust in the Lord than to trust in man.

 

9 It is better to hope in the Lord, than to hope in princes.

10 All nations compassed me about: but in the name of the Lord I repulsed them.

11 They completely compassed me about: but in the name of the Lord I repulsed them.

12 They compassed me about as bees do a honeycomb, and they burst into flame as fire among thorns: but in the name of the Lord I repulsed them.

13 I was thrust, and sorely shaken, that I might fall: but the Lord helped me.

14 The Lord is my strength and my song, and is become my salvation.

15 The voice of exultation and salvation is in the tabernacles of the righteous: the right hand of the Lord has wrought mightily.

16 The right hand of the Lord has exalted me: the right hand of the Lord has wrought powerfully.

17 I shall not die, but live, and recount the works of the Lord.

18 The Lord has chastened me sore: but he has not given me up to death.

19 Open to me the gates of righteousness: I will go into them, and give praise to the Lord.

20 This is the gate of the Lord: the righteous shall enter by it.

21 I will give thanks to thee; because thou hast heard me, and art become my salvation.

22 The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner.

23 This has been done of the Lord; and it is wonderful in our eyes.

24 This is the day which the Lord has made: let us exult and rejoice in it.

25 O Lord, save now: O Lord, send now prosperity.

26 Blessed is he that comes in the name of the Lord: we have blessed you out of the house of the Lord.

27 God is the Lord, and he has shined upon us: celebrate the feast with thick branches, binding the victims even to the horns of the altar.

28 Thou art my God, and I will give thee thanks: thou art my God, and I will exalt thee. I will give thanks to thee, for thou hast heard me, and art become my salvation.

29 Give thanks to the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endures for ever.

 

118

Alleluia.

Blessed are the blameless in the way, who walk in the law of the Lord.

2 Blessed are they that search out his testimonies: they will diligently seek him with the whole heart.

3 For they that work iniquity have not walked in his ways.

4 Thou hast commanded us diligently to keep thy precepts.

5 O that my ways were directed to keep thine ordinances.

6 Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect to all thy commandments.

7 I will give thee thanks with uprightness of heart, when I have learnt the judgments of thy righteousness.

8 I will keep thine ordinances: O forsake me not greatly.

9 Wherewith shall a young man direct his way? by keeping thy words.

10 With my whole heart have I diligently sought thee: cast me not away from thy commandments.

11 I have hidden thine oracles in my heart, that I might not sin against thee.

12 Blessed art thou, O Lord: teach me thine ordinances.

13 With my lips have I declared all the judgments of thy mouth.

14 I have delighted in the way of thy testimonies, as much as in all riches.

15 I will meditate on thy commandments, and consider thy ways.

16 I will meditate on thine ordinances: I will not forget thy words.

17 Render a recompense to thy servant: so shall I live, and keep thy words.

18 Unveil thou mine eyes, and I shall perceive wondrous things of thy law.

19 I am a stranger in the earth: hide not thy commandments from me.

20 My soul has longed exceedingly for thy judgments at all times.

21 Thou has rebuked the proud: cursed are they that turn aside from thy commandments.

22 Remove from me reproach and contempt; for I have sought out thy testimonies.

23 For princes sat and spoke against me: but thy servant was meditating on thine ordinances.

 

24 For thy testimonies are my meditation, and thine ordinances are my counsellors.

25 My soul has cleaved to the ground; quicken thou me according to thy word.

26 I declared my ways, and thou didst hear me: teach me thine ordinances.

27 Instruct me in the way of thine ordinances; and I will meditate on thy wondrous works.

28 My soul has slumbered for sorrow; strengthen thou me with thy words.

29 Remove from me the way of iniquity; and be merciful to me by thy law.

30 I have chosen the way of truth; and have not forgotten thy judgments.

31 I have cleaved to thy testimonies, O Lord; put me not to shame.

32 I ran the way of thy commandments, when thou didst enlarge my heart.

33 Teach me, O Lord, the way of thine ordinances, and I will seek it out continually.

34 Instruct me, and I will search out thy law, and will keep it with my whole heart.

35 Guide me in the path of thy commandments; for I have delighted in it.

36 Incline mine heart to thy testimonies, and not to covetousness.

37 Turn away mine eyes that I may not behold vanity: quicken thou me in thy way.

38 Confirm thine oracle to thy servant, that he may fear thee.

39 Take away my reproach which I have feared: for thy judgments are good.

40 Behold, I have desired thy commandments: quicken me in thy righteousness.

41 And let thy mercy come upon me, O Lord; even thy salvation, according to thy word.

42 And so I shall render an answer to them that reproach me: for I have trusted in thy words.

43 And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth; for I have hoped in thy judgments.

 

44 So shall I keep thy law continually, for ever and ever.

45 I walked also at large: for I sought out thy commandments.

46 And I spoke of thy testimonies before kings, and was not ashamed.

47 And I meditated on thy commandments, which I loved exceedingly.

48 And I lifted up my hands to thy commandments which I loved; and I meditated in thine ordinances.

 

49 Remember thy words to thy servant, wherein thou hast made me hope.

50 This has comforted me in mine affliction: for thine oracle has quickened me.

51 The proud have transgressed exceedingly; but I swerved not from thy law.

52 I remembered thy judgments of old, O Lord; and was comforted.

53 Despair took hold upon me, because of the sinners who forsake thy law.

54 Thine ordinances were my songs in the place of my sojourning.

55 I remembered thy name, O Lord, in the night, and kept thy law.

56 This I had, because I diligently sought thine ordinances.

57 Thou art my portion, O Lord: I said that I would keep thy law.

58 I besought thy favour with my whole heart: have mercy upon me according to thy word.

59 I thought on thy ways, and turned my feet to thy testimonies.

60 I prepared myself, (and was not terrified,) to keep thy commandments.

61 The snares of sinners entangled me: but I forgot not thy law.

62 At midnight I arose, to give thanks to thee for the judgments of thy righteousness.

63 I am a companion of all them that fear thee, and of them that keep thy commandments.

64 O Lord, the earth is full of thy mercy: teach me thine ordinances.

65 Thou hast wrought kindly with thy servant, o Lord, according to thy word.

66 Teach me kindness, and instruction, and knowledge: for I have believed thy commandments.

67 Before I was afflicted, I transgressed; therefore have I kept thy word.

68 Good art thou, O Lord; therefore in thy goodness teach me thine ordinances.

69 The injustice of the proud has been multiplied against me: but I will search out thy commandments with all my heart.

70 Their heart has been curdled like milk; but I have meditated on thy law.

71 It is good for me that thou hast afflicted me; that I might learn thine ordinances.

72 The law of thy mouth is better to me than thousands of gold and silver.

73 Thy hands have made me, and fashioned me: instruct me, that I may learn thy commandments.

74 They that fear thee will see me and rejoice: for I have hoped in thy words.

 

75 I know, O Lord, that thy judgments are righteousness, and that thou in truthfulness hast afflicted me.

76 Let, I pray thee, thy mercy be to comfort me, according to thy word to thy servant.

77 Let thy compassions come to me, that I may live: for thy law is my meditation.

78 Let the proud be ashamed; for they transgressed against me unjustly: but I will meditate in thy commandments.

79 Let those that fear thee, and those that know thy testimonies, turn to me.

80 Let mine heart be blameless in thine ordinances, that I may not be ashamed.

81 My soul faints for thy salvation: I have hoped in thy words.

82 Mine eyes failed in waiting for thy word, saying, When wilt thou comfort me?

83 For I am become as a bottle in the frost: yet I have not forgotten thine ordinances.

84 How many are the days of thy servant? when wilt thou execute judgment for me on them that persecute me?

85 Transgressors told me idle tales; but not according to thy law, O Lord.

86 All thy commandments are truth; they persecuted me unjustly; help thou me.

87 They nearly made an end of me in the earth; but I forsook not thy commandments.

88 Quicken me according to thy mercy; so shall I keep the testimonies of thy mouth.

89 Thy word, O Lord, abides in heaven for ever.

 

90 Thy truth endures to all generations; thou hast founded the earth, and it abides.

91 The day continues by thy arrangement; for all things are thy servants.

92 Were it not that thy law is my meditation, then I should have perished in mine affliction.

93 I will never forget thine ordinances; for with them thou hast quickened me.

94 I am thine, save me; for I have sought out thine ordinances.

95 Sinners laid wait for me to destroy me; but I understood thy testimonies.

96  have seen an end of all perfection; but thy commandment is very broad.

97 How I have loved thy law, O Lord! it is my meditation all the day.

98 Thou hast made me wiser than mine enemies in thy commandment; for it is mine for ever.

99 I have more understanding than all my teachers; for thy testimonies are my medication.

100 I understand more that the aged; because I have sought out thy commandments.

101 I have kept back my feet from every evil way, that I might keep thy words.

102 I have not declined from thy judgments; for thou hast instructed me.

103 How sweet are thine oracles to my throat! more so than honey to my mouth!

104 I gain understanding by thy commandments: therefore I have hated every way of unrighteousness.

105 Thy law is a lamp to my feet, and a light to my paths.

106 I have sworn and determined to keep the judgments of thy righteousness.

107 I have been very greatly afflicted, O Lord: quicken me, according to thy word.

108 Accept, I pray thee, O Lord, the freewill-offerings of my mouth, and teach me thy judgments.

109 My soul is continually in thine hands; and I have not forgotten thy law.

110 Sinners spread a snare for me; but I erred not from thy commandments.

111 I have inherited thy testimonies for ever; for they are the joy of my heart.

112 I have inclined my heart to perform thine ordinances for ever, in return for thy mercies.

113 I have hated transgressors; but I have loved thy law.

114 Thou art my helper and my supporter; I have hoped in thy words.

115 Depart from me, ye evil-doers; for I will search out the commandments of my God.

116 Uphold me according to thy word, and quicken me; and make me not ashamed of my expectation.

 

117 Help me, and I shall be saved; and I will meditate in thine ordinances continually.

118 Thou hast brought to nought all that depart from thine ordinances; for their inward thought is unrighteous.

119 I have reckoned all the sinners of the earth as transgressors; therefore have I loved thy testimonies.

 

120 Penetrate my flesh with thy fear; for I am afraid of thy judgments.

121 I have done judgment and justice; deliver me not up to them that injure me.

122 Receive thy servant for good: let not the proud accuse me falsely.

123 Mine eyes have failed for thy salvation, and for the word of thy righteousness.

124 Deal with thy servant according to thy mercy, and teach me thine ordinances.

125 I am thy servant; instruct me, and I shall know thy testimonies.

126 It is time for the Lord to work: they have utterly broken thy law.

127 Therefore have I loved thy commandments more than gold, or the topaz.

128 Therefore I directed myself according to all thy commandments: I have hated every unjust way.

129 Thy testimonies are wonderful: therefore my soul has sought them out.

130 The manifestation of thy words will enlighten, and instruct the simple.

131 I opened my mouth, and drew breath: for I earnestly longed after thy commandments.

132 Look upon me and have mercy upon me, after the manner of them that love thy name.

133 Order my steps according to thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me.

134 Deliver me from the false accusation of men: so will I keep thy commandments.

135 Cause thy face to shine upon thy servant: and teach me thine ordinances.

136 Mine eyes have been bathed in streams of water, because I kept not thy law.

137 Righteous art thou, O Lord, and upright are thy judgments.

138 Thou has commanded righteousness and perfect truth, as thy testimonies.

139 Thy zeal has quite wasted me: because mine enemies have forgotten thy words.

140 Thy word has been very fully tried; and thy servant loves it.

141 I am young and despised: yet I have not forgotten thine ordinances.

142 Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and thy law is truth.

143 Afflictions and distresses found me: but thy commandments were my meditation.

144 Thy testimonies are an everlasting righteousness: instruct me, and I shall live.

145 I cried with my whole heart; hear me, O Lord: I will search out thine ordinances.

146 I cried to thee; save me, and I will keep thy testimonies.

147 I arose before the dawn, and cried: I hoped in thy words.

148 Mine eyes prevented the dawn, that I might meditate on thine oracles.

149 Hear my voice, O Lord, according to thy mercy; quicken me according to thy judgment.

150 They have drawn nigh who persecuted me unlawfully; and they are far removed from thy law.

151 Thou art near, O Lord; and all thy ways are truth.

 

152 I have known of old concerning thy testimonies, that thou hast founded them for ever.

153 Look upon mine affliction, and rescue me; for I have not forgotten thy law.

154 Plead my cause, and ransom me: quicken me because of thy word.

155 Salvation is far from sinners: for they have not searched out thine ordinances.

156 Thy mercies, O Lord, are many: quicken me according to thy judgment.

157 Many are they that persecute me and oppress me: but I have not declined from thy testimonies.

158 I beheld men acting foolishly, and I pined away; for they kept not thine oracles.

159 Behold, I have loved thy commandments, O Lord: quicken me in thy mercy.

160 The beginning of thy words is truth; and all the judgments of thy righteousness endure for ever.

161 Princes persecuted me without a cause, but my heart feared because of thy words.

162 I will exult because of thine oracles, as one that finds much spoil.

163 I hate and abhor unrighteousness; but I love thy law.

164 Seven times in a day have I praised thee because of the judgments of thy righteousness.

165 Great peace have they that love thy law: and there is no stumbling-block to them.

166 I waited for thy salvation, O Lord, and have loved thy commandments.

167 My soul has kept thy testimonies, and loved them exceedingly.

168 I have kept thy commandments and thy testimonies; for all my ways are before thee, O Lord.

169 Let my supplication come near before thee, o Lord; instruct me according to thine oracle.

170 Let my petition come in before thee, O Lord; deliver me according to thine oracle.

171 Let my lips utter a hymn, when thou shalt have taught me thine ordinances.

172 Let my tongue utter thine oracles; for all thy commandments are righteous.

173 Let thine hand be prompt to save me; for I have chosen thy commandments.

174 I have longed after thy salvation, O Lord; and thy law is my meditation.

175 My soul shall live, and shall praise thee; and thy judgments shall help me.

176 I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek thy servant; for I have not forgotten thy commandments.

 

 

119

A Song of Degrees.

In mine affliction I cried to the Lord, and he hearkened to me.

2 Deliver my soul, O Lord, from unjust lips, and from a deceitful tongue.

3 What should be given to thee, and what should be added to thee, for thy crafty tongue?

4 Sharpened weapons of the mighty, with coals of the desert.

5 Woe is me, that my sojourning is prolonged; I have tabernacled among the tents of Kedar.

6 My soul has long been a sojourner;

7 I was peaceable among them that hated peace; when I spoke to them, they warred against me without a cause.

120

A Song of Degrees.

I lifted up mine eyes to the mountains, whence my help shall come.

2 My help shall come from the Lord, who made the heaven and the earth.

3 Let not thy foot be moved; and let not thy keeper slumber.

4 Behold, he that keeps Israel shall not slumber nor sleep.

5 The Lord shall keep thee: the Lord is thy shelter upon thy right hand.

6 The sun shall not burn thee by day, neither the moon by night.

7 May the Lord preserve thee from all evil: the Lord shall keep thy soul.

8 The Lord shall keep thy coming in, and thy going out, from henceforth and even for ever.

 

121

A Song of Degrees.

I was glad when they said to me, Let us go into the house of the Lord.

2 Our feet stood in thy courts, O Jerusalem.

 

3 Jerusalem is built as a city whose fellowship is complete.

4 For thither the tribes went up, the tribes of the Lord, as a testimony for Israel, to give thanks unto the name of the Lord.

5 For there are set thrones for judgment, even thrones for the house of David.

6 Pray now for the peace of Jerusalem: and let there be prosperity to them that love thee.

7 Let peace, I pray, be within thine host, and prosperity in thy palaces.

8 For the sake of my brethren and my neighbours, I have indeed spoken peace concerning thee.

9 Because of the house of the Lord our God, I have diligently sought thy good.

 

122

A Song of Degrees.

Unto thee who dwellest in heaven have I lifted up mine eyes.

2 Behold, as the eyes of servants are directed to the hands of their masters, and as the eyes of a maidservant to the hands of her mistress; so our eyes are directed to the Lord our God, until he have mercy upon us.

3 Have pity upon us, O Lord, have pity upon us: for we are exceedingly filled with contempt.

4 Yea, our soul has been exceedingly filled with it: let the reproach be to them that are at ease, and contempt to the proud.

 

123

A Song of Degrees.

If it had not been that the Lord was among us, let Israel now say;

2 if it had not been that the Lord was among us, when men rose up against us;

3 verily they would have swallowed us up alive, when their wrath was kindled against us:

4 verily the water would have drowned us, our soul would have gone under the torrent.

5 Yea, our soul would have gone under the overwhelming water.

6 Blessed be the Lord, who has not given us for a prey to their teeth.

7 Our soul has been delivered as a sparrow from the snare of the fowlers: the snare is broken, and we are delivered.

8 Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.

 

124

A Song of Degrees.

They that trust in the Lord shall be as mount Sion: he that dwells in Jerusalem shall never be moved.

 

2 The mountains are round about her, and so the Lord is round about his people, from henceforth and even for ever.

3 For the Lord will not allow the rod of sinners to be upon the lot of the righteous; lest the righteous should stretch forth their hands to iniquity.

4 Do good, O Lord, to them that are good, and to them that are upright in heart.

5 But them that turn aside to crooked ways the Lord will lead away with the workers of iniquity: but peace shall be upon Israel.

 

125

A Song of Degrees.

When the Lord turned the captivity of Sion, we became as comforted ones.

2 Then was our mouth filled with joy, and our tongue with exultation: then would they say among the Gentiles,

 

3 The Lord has done great things among them. The Lord has done great things for us, we became joyful.

4 Turn, O Lord, our captivity, as the steams in the south.

5 They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.

 

6 They went on and wept as they cast their seeds; but they shall surely come with exultation, bringing their sheaves with them.


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