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76

Εἰς τὸ τέλος, ὑπὲρ Ἰδιθούν· ψαλμὸς τῷ Ἀσάφ.

2 ΦΩΝΗ μου πρὸς Κύριον ἐκέκραξα, φωνῇ μου πρὸς τὸν Θεόν, καὶ προσέσχε μοι.

3 ἐν ἡμέρᾳ θλίψεώς μου τὸν Θεὸν ἐξεζήτησα, ταῖς χερσί μου νυκτὸς ἐναντίον αὐτοῦ, καὶ οὐκ ἠπατήθην· ἀπηνήνατο παρακληθῆναι ἡ ψυχή μου.

4 ἐμνήσθην τοῦ Θεοῦ καὶ εὐφράνθην· ἠδολέσχησα, καὶ ὠλιγοψύχησε τὸ πνεῦμά μου. (διάψαλμα).

5 προκατελάβοντο φυλακὰς οἱ ὀφθαλμοί μου, ἐταράχθην καὶ οὐκ ἐλάλησα.

6 διελογισάμην ἡμέρας ἀρχαίας, καὶ ἔτη αἰώνια ἐμνήσθην καὶ ἐμελέτησα·

7 νυκτὸς μετὰ τῆς καρδίας μου ἠδολέσχουν, καὶ ἔσκαλλε τὸ πνεῦμά μου.

8 μὴ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας ἀπώσεται Κύριος καὶ οὐ προσθήσει τοῦ εὐδοκῆσαι ἔτι;

9 ἢ εἰς τέλος τὸ ἔλεος αὐτοῦ ἀποκόψει; συνετέλεσε ῥῆμα ἀπὸ γενεᾶς εἰς γενεάν;

10 μὴ ἐπιλήσεται τοῦ οἰκτειρῆσαι ὁ Θεός; ἢ συνέξει ἐν τῇ ὀργῇ αὐτοῦ τοὺς οἰκτιρμοὺς αὐτοῦ; (διάψαλμα).

11 καὶ εἶπα· νῦν ἠρξάμην, αὕτη ἡ ἀλλοίωσις τῆς δεξιᾶς τοῦ Ὑψίστου.

12 ἐμνήσθην τῶν ἔργων Κυρίου, ὅτι μνησθήσομαι ἀπὸ τῆς ἀρχῆς τῶν θαυμασίων σου

13 καὶ μελετήσω ἐν πᾶσι τοῖς ἔργοις σου καὶ ἐν τοῖς ἐπιτηδεύμασί σου ἀδολεσχήσω.

14 ὁ Θεός, ἐν τῷ ἁγίῳ ἡ ὁδός σου· τίς Θεὸς μέγας ὡς ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν;

15 σὺ εἶ ὁ Θεὸς ὁ ποιῶν θαυμάσια, ἐγνώρισας ἐν τοῖς λαοῖς τὴν δύναμίν σου·

16 ἐλυτρώσω ἐν τῷ βραχίονί σου τὸν λαόν σου, τοὺς υἱοὺς Ἰακὼβ καὶ Ἰωσήφ. (διάψαλμα).

17 εἴδοσάν σε ὕδατα, ὁ Θεός, εἴδοσάν σε ὕδατα καὶ ἐφοβήθησαν, ἐταράχθησαν ἄβυσσοι,

18 πλῆθος ἤχους ὑδάτων, φωνὴν ἔδωκαν αἱ νεφέλαι, καὶ γὰρ τὰ βέλη σου διαπορεύονται·

19 φωνὴ τῆς βροντῆς σου ἐν τῷ τροχῷ, ἔφαναν αἱ ἀστραπαί σου τῇ οἰκουμένῃ, ἐσαλεύθη καὶ ἔντρομος ἐγενήθη ἡ γῆ.

20 ἐν τῇ θαλάσσῃ αἱ ὁδοί σου, καὶ αἱ τρίβοι σου ἐν ὕδασι πολλοῖς, καὶ τὰ ἴχνη σου οὐ γνωσθήσονται.

21 ὡδήγησας ὡς πρόβατα τὸν λαόν σου ἐν χειρὶ Μωϋσῆ καὶ Ἀαρών.

 

77

Συνέσεως τῷ Ἀσάφ.

ΠΡΟΣΕΧΕΤΕ, λαός μου, τῷ νόμῳ μου, κλίνατε τὸ οὖς ὑμῶν εἰς τὰ ῥήματα τοῦ στόματός μου·

2 ἀνοίξω ἐν παραβολαῖς τὸ στόμα μου, φθέγξομαι προβλήματα ἀπ᾿ ἀρχῆς.

3 ὅσα ἠκούσαμεν καὶ ἔγνωμεν αὐτὰ καὶ οἱ πατέρες ἡμῶν διηγήσαντο ἡμῖν,

4 οὐκ ἐκρύβη ἀπὸ τῶν τέκνων αὐτῶν εἰς γενεὰν ἑτέραν, ἀπαγγέλλοντες τὰς αἰνέσεις Κυρίου καὶ τὰς δυναστείας αὐτοῦ καὶ τὰ θαυμάσια αὐτοῦ, ἃ ἐποίησε.

5 καὶ ἀνέστησε μαρτύριον ἐν Ἰακὼβ καὶ νόμον ἔθετο ἐν Ἰσραήλ, ὅσα ἐνετείλατο τοῖς πατράσιν ἡμῶν τοῦ γνωρίσαι αὐτὰ τοῖς υἱοῖς αὐτῶν,

6 ὅπως ἂν γνῷ γενεὰ ἑτέρα, υἱοὶ οἱ τεχθησόμενοι, καὶ ἀναστήσονται καὶ ἀπαγγελοῦσιν αὐτὰ τοῖς υἱοῖς αὐτῶν·

7 ἵνα θῶνται ἐπὶ τὸν Θεὸν τὴν ἐλπίδα αὐτῶν καὶ μὴ ἐπιλάθωνται τῶν ἔργων τοῦ Θεοῦ καὶ τὰς ἐντολὰς αὐτοῦ ἐκζητήσωσιν·

8 ἵνα μὴ γένωνται ὡς οἱ πατέρες αὐτῶν, γενεὰ σκολιὰ καὶ παραπικραίνουσα, γενεά, ἥτις οὐ κατηύθυνε τὴν καρδίαν ἑαυτῆς καὶ οὐκ ἐπιστώθη μετὰ τοῦ Θεοῦ τὸ πνεῦμα αὐτῆς.

9 υἱοὶ Ἐφραὶμ ἐντείνοντες καὶ βάλλοντες τόξοις ἐστράφησαν ἐν ἡμέρᾳ πολέμου.

10 οὐκ ἐφύλαξαν τὴν διαθήκην τοῦ Θεοῦ καὶ ἐν τῷ νόμῳ αὐτοῦ οὐκ ἠβουλήθησαν πορεύεσθαι.

11 καὶ ἐπελάθοντο τῶν εὐεργεσιῶν αὐτοῦ καὶ τῶν θαυμασίων αὐτοῦ, ὧν ἔδειξεν αὐτοῖς,

12 ἐναντίον τῶν πατέρων αὐτῶν ἃ ἐποίησε θαυμάσια ἐν γῇ Αἰγύπτῳ, ἐν πεδίῳ Τάνεως.

13 διέῤῥηξε θάλασσαν καὶ διήγαγεν αὐτούς, παρέστησεν ὕδατα ὡσεὶ ἀσκὸν

14 καὶ ὡδήγησεν αὐτοὺς ἐν νεφέλῃ ἡμέρας καὶ ὅλην τὴν νύκτα ἐν φωτισμῷ πυρός.

15 διέῤῥηξε πέτραν ἐν ἐρήμῳ καὶ ἐπότισεν αὐτοὺς ὡς ἐν ἀβύσσῳ πολλῇ

16 καὶ ἐξήγαγεν ὕδωρ ἐκ πέτρας καὶ κατήγαγεν ὡς ποταμοὺς ὕδατα.

17 καὶ προσέθεντο ἔτι τοῦ ἁμαρτάνειν αὐτῷ, παρεπίκραναν τὸν Ὕψιστον ἐν ἀνύδρῳ

18 καὶ ἐξεπείρασαν τὸν Θεὸν ἐν ταῖς καρδίαις αὐτῶν, τοῦ αἰτῆσαι βρώματα ταῖς ψυχαῖς αὐτῶν

19 καὶ κατελάλησαν τοῦ Θεοῦ καὶ εἶπαν· μὴ δυνήσεται ὁ Θεὸς ἑτοιμάσαι τράπεζαν ἐν ἐρήμῳ;

20 ἐπεὶ ἐπάταξε πέτραν καὶ ἐῤῥύησαν ὕδατα καὶ χείμαῤῥοι κατεκλύσθησαν, μὴ καὶ ἄρτον δύναται δοῦναι ἢ ἑτοιμάσαι τράπεζαν τῷ λαῷ αὐτοῦ;

 

21 διὰ τοῦτο ἤκουσε Κύριος καὶ ἀνεβάλετο, καὶ πῦρ ἀνήφθη ἐν Ἰακώβ, καὶ ὀργὴ ἀνέβη ἐπὶ τὸν Ἰσραήλ,

22 ὅτι οὐκ ἐπίστευσαν ἐν τῷ Θεῷ οὐδὲ ἤλπισαν ἐπὶ τὸ σωτήριον αὐτοῦ.

23 καὶ ἐνετείλατο νεφέλαις ὑπεράνωθεν καὶ θύρας οὐρανοῦ ἀνέῳξε

24 καὶ ἔβρεξεν αὐτοῖς μάννα φαγεῖν καὶ ἄρτον οὐρανοῦ ἔδωκεν αὐτοῖς·

25 ἄρτον ἀγγέλων ἔφαγεν ἄνθρωπος, ἐπισιτισμὸν ἀπέστειλεν αὐτοῖς εἰς πλησμονήν.

26 ἀπῇρε Νότον ἐξ οὐρανοῦ καὶ ἐπήγαγεν ἐν τῇ δυνάμει αὐτοῦ Λίβα

27 καὶ ἔβρεξεν ἐπ᾿ αὐτοὺς ὡσεὶ χοῦν σάρκας καὶ ὡσεὶ ἄμμον θαλασσῶν πετεινὰ πτερωτά,

28 καὶ ἐπέπεσον ἐν μέσῳ παρεμβολῆς αὐτῶν κύκλῳ τῶν σκηνωμάτων αὐτῶν,

29 καὶ ἔφαγον καὶ ἐνεπλήσθησαν σφόδρα, καὶ τὴν ἐπιθυμίαν αὐτῶν ἤνεγκεν αὐτοῖς,

30 οὐκ ἐστερήθησαν ἀπὸ τῆς ἐπιθυμίας αὐτῶν. ἔτι τῆς βρώσεως οὔσης ἐν τῷ στόματι αὐτῶν,

31 καὶ ἡ ὀργὴ τοῦ Θεοῦ ἀνέβη ἐπ᾿ αὐτούς, καὶ ἀπέκτεινεν ἐν τοῖς πλείοσιν αὐτῶν, καὶ τοὺς ἐκλεκτοὺς τοῦ Ἰσραὴλ συνεπόδισεν.

32 ἐν πᾶσι τούτοις ἥμαρτον ἔτι καὶ οὐκ ἐπίστευσαν ἐν τοῖς θαυμασίοις αὐτοῦ,

33 καὶ ἐξέλιπον ἐν ματαιότητι αἱ ἡμέραι αὐτῶν καὶ τὰ ἔτη αὐτῶν μετὰ σπουδῆς.

34 ὅταν ἀπέκτειναν αὐτούς, τότε ἐξεζήτουν αὐτὸν καὶ ἐπέστρεφον καὶ ὤρθριζον πρὸς τὸν Θεὸν

35 καὶ ἐμνήσθησαν ὅτι ὁ Θεὸς βοηθὸς αὐτῶν ἐστι καὶ ὁ Θεὸς ὁ Ὕψιστος λυτρωτὴς αὐτῶν ἐστι.

36 καὶ ἠγάπησαν αὐτὸν ἐν τῷ στόματι αὐτῶν καὶ τῇ γλώσσῃ αὐτῶν ἐψεύσαντο αὐτῷ,

37 ἡ δὲ καρδία αὐτῶν οὐκ εὐθεῖα μετ᾿ αὐτοῦ, οὐδὲ ἐπιστώθησαν ἐν τῇ διαθήκῃ αὐτοῦ.

38 αὐτὸς δέ ἐστιν οἰκτίρμων καὶ ἱλάσκεται ταῖς ἁμαρτίαις αὐτῶν καὶ οὐ διαφθερεῖ καὶ πληθυνεῖ τοῦ ἀποστρέψαι τὸν θυμὸν αὐτοῦ καὶ οὐχὶ ἐκκαύσει πᾶσαν τὴν ὀργὴν αὐτοῦ.

39 καὶ ἐμνήσθη ὅτι σάρξ εἰσι, πνεῦμα πορευόμενον καὶ οὐκ ἐπιστρέφον.

40 ποσάκις παρεπίκραναν αὐτὸν ἐν τῇ ἐρήμῳ, παρώργισαν αὐτὸν ἐν γῇ ἀνύδρῳ;

41 καὶ ἐπέστρεψαν καὶ ἐπείρασαν τὸν Θεὸν καὶ τὸν ἅγιον τοῦ Ἰσραὴλ παρώξυναν.

42 καὶ οὐκ ἐμνήσθησαν τῆς χειρὸς αὐτοῦ, ἡμέρας, ἧς ἐλυτρώσατο αὐτοὺς ἐκ χειρὸς θλίβοντος,

43 ὡς ἔθετο ἐν Αἰγύπτῳ τὰ σημεῖα αὐτοῦ καὶ τὰ τέρατα αὐτοῦ ἐν πεδίῳ Τάνεως.

44 καὶ μετέστρεψεν εἰς αἷμα τοὺς ποταμοὺς αὐτῶν καὶ τὰ ὀμβρήματα αὐτῶν, ὅπως μὴ πίωσιν·

45 ἐξαπέστειλεν εἰς αὐτοὺς κυνόμυιαν, καὶ κατέφαγεν αὐτούς, καὶ βάτραχον, καὶ διέφθειρεν αὐτούς·

46 καὶ ἔδωκε τῇ ἐρυσίβῃ τοὺς καρποὺς αὐτῶν καὶ τοὺς πόνους αὐτῶν τῇ ἀκρίδι·

47 ἀπέκτεινεν ἐν χαλάζῃ τὴν ἄμπελον αὐτῶν καὶ τὰς συκαμίνους αὐτῶν ἐν τῇ πάχνῃ·

48 καὶ παρέδωκεν εἰς χάλαζαν τὰ κτήνη αὐτῶν καὶ τὴν ὕπαρξιν αὐτῶν τῷ πυρί·

49 ἐξαπέστειλεν εἰς αὐτοὺς ὀργὴν θυμοῦ αὐτοῦ, θυμὸν καὶ ὀργὴν καὶ θλῖψιν, ἀποστολὴν δι᾿ ἀγγέλων πονηρῶν.

50 ὡδοποίησε τρίβον τῇ ὀργῇ αὐτοῦ καὶ οὐκ ἐφείσατο ἀπὸ θανάτου τῶν ψυχῶν αὐτῶν καὶ τὰ κτήνη αὐτῶν εἰς θάνατον συνέκλεισε

51 καὶ ἐπάταξε πᾶν πρωτότοκον ἐν γῇ Αἰγύπτῳ, ἀπαρχὴν παντὸς πόνου αὐτῶν ἐν τοῖς σκηνώμασι Χάμ,

52 καὶ ἀπῇρεν ὡς πρόβατα τὸν λαὸν αὐτοῦ καὶ ἀνήγαγεν αὐτοὺς ὡσεὶ ποίμνιον ἐν ἐρήμῳ

53 καὶ ὡδήγησεν αὐτοὺς ἐπ᾿ ἐλπίδι, καὶ οὐκ ἐδειλίασαν, καὶ τοὺς ἐχθροὺς αὐτῶν ἐκάλυψε θάλασσα.

54 καὶ εἰσήγαγεν αὐτοὺς εἰς ὄρος ἁγιάσματος αὐτοῦ, ὄρος τοῦτο, ὃ ἐκτήσατο ἡ δεξιὰ αὐτοῦ,

 

55 καὶ ἐξέβαλεν ἀπὸ προσώπου αὐτῶν ἔθνη καὶ ἐκληροδότησεν αὐτοὺς ἐν σχοινίῳ κληροδοσίας καὶ κατεσκήνωσεν ἐν τοῖς σκηνώμασιν αὐτῶν τὰς φυλὰς τοῦ Ἰσραήλ.

56 καὶ ἐπείρασαν καὶ παρεπίκραναν τὸν Θεὸν τὸν Ὕψιστον καὶ τὰ μαρτύρια αὐτοῦ οὐκ ἐφυλάξαντο

57 καὶ ἀπέστρεψαν καὶ ἠθέτησαν, καθὼς καὶ οἱ πατέρες αὐτῶν, μετεστράφησαν εἰς τόξον στρεβλὸν

58 καὶ παρώργισαν αὐτὸν ἐν τοῖς βουνοῖς αὐτῶν, καὶ ἐν τοῖς γλυπτοῖς αὐτῶν παρεζήλωσαν αὐτόν.

59 ἤκουσεν ὁ Θεὸς καὶ ὑπερεῖδε καὶ ἐξουδένωσε σφόδρα τὸν Ἰσραήλ.

60 καὶ ἀπώσατο τὴν σκηνὴν Σιλώμ, σκήνωμα, ὃ κατεσκήνωσεν ἐν ἀνθρώποις.

61 καὶ παρέδωκεν εἰς αἰχμαλωσίαν τὴν ἰσχὺν αὐτῶν καὶ τὴν καλλονὴν αὐτῶν εἰς χεῖρα ἐχθρῶν

62 καὶ συνέκλεισεν ἐν ῥομφαίᾳ τὸν λαὸν αὐτοῦ καὶ τὴν κληρονομίαν αὐτοῦ ὑπερεῖδε.

63 τοὺς νεανίσκους αὐτῶν κατέφαγε πῦρ, καὶ αἱ παρθένοι αὐτῶν οὐκ ἐπενθήθησαν·

64 οἱ ἱερεῖς αὐτῶν ἐν ῥομφαίᾳ ἔπεσον, καὶ αἱ χῆραι αὐτῶν οὐ κλαυθήσονται.

65 καὶ ἐξηγέρθη ὡς ὁ ὑπνῶν Κύριος, ὡς δυνατὸς κεκραιπαληκὼς ἐξ οἴνου,

66 καὶ ἐπάταξε τοὺς ἐχθροὺς αὐτοῦ εἰς τὰ ὀπίσω, ὄνειδος αἰώνιον ἔδωκεν αὐτοῖς.

67 καὶ ἀπώσατο τὸ σκήνωμα Ἰωσὴφ καὶ τὴν φυλὴν Ἐφραὶμ οὐκ ἐξελέξατο·

68 καὶ ἐξελέξατο τὴν φυλὴν Ἰούδα, τὸ ὄρος τὸ Σιών, ὃ ἠγάπησε,

69 καὶ ᾠκοδόμησεν ὡς μονοκέρωτος τὸ ἁγίασμα αὐτοῦ, ἐν τῇ γῇ ἐθεμελίωσεν αὐτὴν εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα.

70 καὶ ἐξελέξατο Δαυΐδ τὸν δοῦλον αὐτοῦ καὶ ἀνέλαβεν αὐτὸν ἐκ τῶν ποιμνίων τῶν προβάτων,

71 ἐξόπισθεν τῶν λοχευομένων ἔλαβεν αὐτόν ποιμαίνειν Ἰακὼβ τὸν δοῦλον αὐτοῦ καὶ Ἰσραὴλ τὴν κληρονομίαν αὐτοῦ

72 καὶ ἐποίμανεν αὐτοὺς ἐν τῇ ἀκακίᾳ τῆς καρδίας αὐτοῦ, καὶ ἐν τῇ συνέσει τῶν χειρῶν αὐτοῦ ὡδήγησεν αὐτούς.

 

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Ψαλμὸς τῷ Ἀσάφ.

Ο ΘΕΟΣ, ἤλθοσαν ἔθνη εἰς τὴν κληρονομίαν σου, ἐμίαναν τὸν ναὸν τὸν ἅγιόν σου, ἔθεντο Ἱερουσαλὴμ ὡς ὀπωροφυλάκιον.

2 ἔθεντο τὰ θνησιμαῖα τῶν δούλων σου βρώματα τοῖς πετεινοῖς τοῦ οὐρανοῦ, τὰς σάρκας τῶν ὁσίων σου τοῖς θηρίοις τῆς γῆς·

3 ἐξέχεαν τὸ αἷμα αὐτῶν ὡσεὶ ὕδωρ κύκλῳ Ἱερουσαλήμ, καὶ οὐκ ἦν ὁ θάπτων.

4 ἐγενήθημεν ὄνειδος τοῖς γείτοσιν ἡμῶν, μυκτηρισμὸς καὶ χλευασμὸς τοῖς κύκλῳ ἡμῶν.

5 ἕως πότε, Κύριε, ὀργισθήσῃ εἰς τέλος, ἐκκαυθήσεται ὡς πῦρ ὁ ζῆλός σου;

6 ἔκχεον τὴν ὀργήν σου ἐπὶ τὰ ἔθνη τὰ μὴ γινώσκοντά σε καὶ ἐπὶ βασιλείας, αἳ τὸ ὄνομά σου οὐκ ἐπεκαλέσαντο,

7 ὅτι κατέφαγον τὸν Ἰακώβ, καὶ τὸν τόπον αὐτοῦ ἠρήμωσαν.

8 μὴ μνησθῇς ἡμῶν ἀνομιῶν ἀρχαίων· ταχὺ προκαταλαβέτωσαν ἡμᾶς οἱ οἰκτιρμοί σου, Κύριε, ὅτι ἐπτωχεύσαμεν σφόδρα.

9 βοήθησον ἡμῖν, ὁ Θεός, ὁ σωτὴρ ἡμῶν· ἕνεκεν τῆς δόξης τοῦ ὀνόματός σου, Κύριε, ῥῦσαι ἡμᾶς καὶ ἱλάσθητι ταῖς ἁμαρτίαις ἡμῶν ἕνεκα τοῦ ὀνόματός σου,

10 μή ποτε εἴπωσι τὰ ἔθνη· ποῦ ἔστιν ὁ Θεὸς αὐτῶν; καὶ γνωσθήτω ἐν τοῖς ἔθνεσιν ἐνώπιον τῶν ὀφθαλμῶν ἡμῶν ἡ ἐκδίκησις τοῦ αἵματος τῶν δούλων σου τοῦ ἐκκεχυμένου.

11 εἰσελθέτω ἐνώπιόν σου ὁ στεναγμὸς τῶν πεπεδημένων, κατὰ τὴν μεγαλωσύνην τοῦ βραχίονός σου περιποίησαι τοὺς υἱοὺς τῶν τεθανατωμένων.

12 ἀπόδος τοῖς γείτοσιν ἡμῶν ἑπταπλασίονα εἰς τὸν κόλπον αὐτῶν τὸν ὀνειδισμὸν αὐτῶν, ὃν ὠνείδισάν σε, Κύριε.

13 ἡμεῖς δὲ λαός σου καὶ πρόβατα νομῆς σου ἀνθομολογησόμεθά σοι εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα, εἰς γενεὰν καὶ γενεὰν ἐξαγγελοῦμεν τὴν αἴνεσίν σου.

 

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Εἰς τὸ τέλος, ὑπὲρ τῶν ἀλλοιωθησομένων· μαρτύριον τῷ Ἀσάφ, ψαλμὸς ὑπὲρ τοῦ Ἀσσυρίου.

2 Ο ΠΟΙΜΑΙΝΩΝ τὸν Ἰσραήλ, πρόσχες, ὁ ὁδηγῶν ὡσεὶ πρόβατα τὸν Ἰωσήφ. ὁ καθήμενος ἐπὶ τῶν Χερουβίμ, ἐμφάνηθι.

3 ἐναντίον Ἐφραὶμ καὶ Βενιαμὶν καὶ Μανασσῆ ἐξέγειρον τὴν δυναστείαν σου καὶ ἐλθὲ εἰς τὸ σῶσαι ἡμᾶς.

4 ὁ Θεός, ἐπίστρεψον ἡμᾶς καὶ ἐπίφανον τὸ πρόσωπόν σου καὶ σωθησόμεθα.

5 Κύριε ὁ Θεὸς τῶν δυνάμεων, ἕως πότε ὀργίζῃ ἐπὶ τὴν προσευχὴν τῶν δούλων σου;

6 ψωμιεῖς ἡμᾶς ἄρτον δακρύων; καὶ ποτιεῖς ἡμᾶς ἐν δάκρυσιν ἐν μέτρῳ;

7 ἔθου ἡμᾶς εἰς ἀντιλογίαν τοῖς γείτοσιν ἡμῶν, καὶ οἱ ἐχθροὶ ἡμῶν ἐμυκτήρισαν ἡμᾶς.

8 Κύριε ὁ Θεὸς τῶν δυνάμεων, ἐπίστρεψον ἡμᾶς καὶ ἐπίφανον τὸ πρόσωπόν σου, καὶ σωθησόμεθα. (διάψαλμα).

9 ἄμπελον ἐξ Αἰγύπτου μετῇρας, ἐξέβαλες ἔθνη καὶ κατεφύτευσας αὐτήν·

10 ὡδοποίησας ἔμπροσθεν αὐτῆς καὶ κατεφύτευσας τὰς ῥίζας αὐτῆς, καὶ ἐπλήρωσε τὴν γῆν.

11 ἐκάλυψεν ὄρη ἡ σκιὰ αὐτῆς καὶ αἱ ἀναδενδράδες αὐτῆς τὰς κέδρους τοῦ Θεοῦ·

12 ἐξέτεινε τὰ κλήματα αὐτῆς ἕως θαλάσσης καὶ ἕως ποταμῶν τὰς παραφυάδας αὐτῆς.

13 ἱνατί καθεῖλες τὸν φραγμὸν αὐτῆς καὶ τρυγῶσιν αὐτὴν πάντες οἱ παραπορευόμενοι τὴν ὁδόν;

14 ἐλυμήνατο αὐτὴν ὗς ἐκ δρυμοῦ, καὶ μονιὸς ἄγριος κατενεμήσατο αὐτήν.

15 ὁ Θεὸς τῶν δυνάμεων, ἐπίστρεψον δή, καὶ ἐπίβλεψον ἐξ οὐρανοῦ καὶ ἴδε καὶ ἐπίσκεψαι τὴν ἄμπελον ταύτην

16 καὶ κατάρτισαι αὐτήν, ἣν ἐφύτευσεν ἡ δεξιά σου, καὶ ἐπὶ υἱὸν ἀνθρώπου, ὃν ἐκραταίωσας σεαυτῷ.

17 ἐμπεπυρισμένη πυρὶ καὶ ἀνεσκαμμένη· ἀπὸ ἐπιτιμήσεως τοῦ προσώπου σου ἀπολοῦνται.

18 γενηθήτω ἡ χείρ σου ἐπ᾿ ἄνδρα δεξιᾶς σου καὶ ἐπὶ υἱὸν ἀνθρώπου, ὃν ἐκραταίωσας σεαυτῷ·

 

19 καὶ οὐ μὴ ἀποστῶμεν ἀπὸ σοῦ, ζωώσεις ἡμᾶς, καὶ τὸ ὄνομά σου ἐπικαλεσόμεθα.

20 Κύριε, ὁ Θεὸς τῶν δυνάμεων, ἐπίστρεψον ἡμᾶς καὶ ἐπίφανον τὸ πρόσωπόν σου, καὶ σωθησόμεθα.

 

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Εἰς τὸ τέλος, ὑπὲρ τῶν ληνῶν· ψαλμὸς τῷ Ἀσάφ.

2 ΑΓΑΛΛΙΑΣΘΕ τῷ Θεῷ τῷ βοηθῷ ἡμῶν, ἀλαλάξατε τῷ Θεῷ Ἰακώβ·

3 λάβετε ψαλμὸν καὶ δότε τύμπανον, ψαλτήριον τερπνὸν μετὰ κιθάρας·

4 σαλπίσατε ἐν νεομηνίᾳ σάλπιγγι, ἐν εὐσήμῳ ἡμέρᾳ ἑορτῆς ὑμῶν·

5 ὅτι πρόσταγμα τῷ Ἰσραήλ ἐστι καὶ κρῖμα τῷ Θεῷ Ἰακώβ.

6 μαρτύριον ἐν τῷ Ἰωσὴφ ἔθετο αὐτὸν ἐν τῷ ἐξελθεῖν αὐτὸν ἐκ γῆς Αἰγύπτου· γλῶσσαν, ἣν οὐκ ἔγνω, ἤκουσεν·

7 ἀπέστησεν ἀπὸ ἄρσεων τὸν νῶτον αὐτοῦ, αἱ χεῖρες αὐτοῦ ἐν τῷ κοφίνῳ ἐδούλευσαν.

8 ἐν θλίψει ἐπεκαλέσω με, καὶ ἐῤῥυσάμην σε· ἐπήκουσά σου ἐν ἀποκρύφῳ καταιγίδος, ἐδοκίμασά σε ἐπὶ ὕδατος ἀντιλογίας. (διάψαλμα). 9 ἄκουσον, λαός μου, καὶ διαμαρτύρομαί σοι, Ἰσραήλ, ἐὰν ἀκούσῃς μου,

10 οὐκ ἔσται ἐν σοὶ Θεὸς πρόσφατος, οὐδὲ προσκυνήσεις Θεῷ ἀλλοτρίῳ·

11 ἐγὼ γάρ εἰμι Κύριος ὁ Θεός σου ὁ ἀναγαγών σε ἐκ γῆς Αἰγύπτου· πλάτυνον τὸ στόμα σου, καὶ πληρώσω αὐτό.

12 καὶ οὐκ ἤκουσεν ὁ λαός μου τῆς φωνῆς μου, καὶ Ἰσραὴλ οὐ προσέσχε μοι·

13 καὶ ἐξαπέστειλα αὐτοὺς κατὰ τὰ ἐπιτηδεύματα τῶν καρδιῶν αὐτῶν, πορεύσονται ἐν τοῖς ἐπιτηδεύμασιν αὐτῶν.

14 εἰ ὁ λαός μου ἤκουσέ μου, Ἰσραὴλ ταῖς ὁδοῖς μου εἰ ἐπορεύθη,

15 ἐν τῷ μηδενὶ ἂν τοὺς ἐχθροὺς αὐτῶν ἐταπείνωσα καὶ ἐπὶ τοὺς θλίβοντας αὐτοὺς ἐπέβαλον ἂν τὴν χεῖρά μου.

16 οἱ ἐχθροὶ Κυρίου ἐψεύσαντο αὐτῷ, καὶ ἔσται ὁ καιρὸς αὐτῶν εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα.

17 καὶ ἐψώμισεν αὐτοὺς ἐκ στέατος πυροῦ καὶ ἐκ πέτρας μέλι ἐχόρτασεν αὐτούς.

 

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Ψαλμὸς τῷ Ἀσάφ.

Ο ΘΕΟΣ ἔστη ἐν συναγωγῇ θεῶν, ἐν μέσῳ δὲ θεοὺς διακρινεῖ.

2 ἕως πότε κρίνετε ἀδικίαν καὶ πρόσωπα ἁμαρτωλῶν λαμβάνετε; (διάψαλμα).

3 κρίνατε ὀρφανῷ καὶ πτωχῷ, ταπεινὸν καὶ πένητα δικαιώσατε·

4 ἐξέλεσθε πένητα καὶ πτωχόν, ἐκ χειρὸς ἁμαρτωλοῦ ῥύσασθε αὐτόν.

5 οὐκ ἔγνωσαν οὐδὲ συνῆκαν, ἐν σκότει διαπορεύονται· σαλευθήσονται πάντα τὰ θεμέλια τῆς γῆς.

6 ἐγὼ εἶπα· θεοί ἐστε καὶ υἱοὶ Ὑψίστου πάντες·

 

7 ὑμεῖς δὲ ὡς ἄνθρωποι ἀποθνήσκετε καὶ ὡς εἷς τῶν ἀρχόντων πίπτετε.

8 ἀνάστα, ὁ Θεός, κρίνων τὴν γῆν, ὅτι σὺ κατακληρονομήσεις ἐν πᾶσι τοῖς ἔθνεσι.

 

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Ὠδὴ ψαλμοῦ τῷ Ἀσάφ.

2 Ο ΘΕΟΣ, τίς ὁμοιωθήσεταί σοι; μὴ σιγήσῃς μηδὲ καταπραΰνῃς, ὁ Θεός·

3 ὅτι ἰδοὺ οἱ ἐχθροί σου ἤχησαν, καὶ οἱ μισοῦντές σε ᾖραν κεφαλήν,

4 ἐπὶ τὸν λαόν σου κατεπανουργεύσαντο γνώμην καὶ ἐβουλεύσαντο κατὰ τῶν ἁγίων σου·

5 εἶπαν· δεῦτε καὶ ἐξολοθρεύσωμεν αὐτοὺς ἐξ ἔθνους, καὶ οὐ μὴ μνησθῇ τὸ ὄνομα Ἰσραὴλ ἔτι.

 

6 ὅτι ἐβουλεύσαντο ἐν ὁμονοίᾳ ἐπὶ τὸ αὐτό, κατὰ σοῦ διαθήκην διέθεντο

7 τὰ σκηνώματα τῶν Ἰδουμαίων καὶ οἱ Ἰσμαηλῖται, Μωὰβ καὶ οἱ Ἀγαρηνοί,

8 Γεβὰλ καὶ Ἀμμὼν καὶ Ἀμαλὴκ καὶ ἀλλόφυλοι μετὰ τῶν κατοικούντων Τύρον.

9 καὶ γὰρ καὶ Ἀσσοὺρ συμπαρεγένετο μετ᾿ αὐτῶν, ἐγενήθησαν εἰς ἀντίληψιν τοῖς υἱοῖς Λώτ. (διάψαλμα).

10 ποίησον αὐτοῖς ὡς τῇ Μαδιὰμ καὶ τῷ Σισάρᾳ, ὡς τῷ Ἰαβεὶμ ἐν τῷ χειμάῤῥῳ Κεισών·

11 ἐξωλοθρεύθησαν ἐν Ἀενδώρ, ἐγενήθησαν ὡσεὶ κόπρος τῇ γῇ.

12 θοῦ τοὺς ἄρχοντας αὐτῶν ὡς τὸν Ὠρὴβ καὶ Ζὴβ καὶ Ζεβεὲ καὶ Σαλμανὰ πάντας τοὺς ἄρχοντας αὐτῶν,

13 οἵτινες εἶπαν· Κληρονομήσωμεν ἑαυτοῖς τὸ ἁγιαστήριον τοῦ Θεοῦ.

14 ὁ Θεός μου, θοῦ αὐτοὺς ὡς τροχόν, ὡς καλάμην κατὰ πρόσωπον ἀνέμου·

15 ὡσεὶ πῦρ, ὃ διαφλέξει δρυμόν, ὡσεὶ φλόξ, ἣ κατακαύσει ὄρη,

16 οὕτως καταδιώξεις αὐτοὺς ἐν τῇ καταιγίδι σου, καὶ ἐν τῇ ὀργῇ σου συνταράξεις αὐτούς.

17 πλήρωσον τὰ πρόσωπα αὐτῶν ἀτιμίας, καὶ ζητήσουσι τὸ ὄνομά σου, Κύριε.

18 αἰσχυνθήτωσαν καὶ ταραχθήτωσαν εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα τοῦ αἰῶνος καὶ ἐντραπήτωσαν καὶ ἀπολέσθωσαν

19 καὶ γνώτωσαν ὅτι ὄνομά σοι Κύριος· σὺ μόνος Ὕψιστος ἐπὶ πᾶσαν τὴν γῆν.

 

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Εἰς τὸ τέλος, ὑπὲρ τῶν ληνῶν· τοῖς υἱοῖς Κορὲ ψαλμός.

2 ΩΣ ΑΓΑΠΗΤΑ τὰ σκηνώματά σου, Κύριε τῶν δυνάμεων.

3 ἐπιποθεῖ καὶ ἐκλείπει ἡ ψυχή μου εἰς τὰς αὐλὰς τοῦ Κυρίου, ἡ καρδία μου καὶ ἡ σάρξ μου ἠγαλλιάσαντο ἐπὶ Θεὸν ζῶντα.

4 καὶ γὰρ στρουθίον εὗρεν ἑαυτῷ οἰκίαν καὶ τρυγὼν νοσσιὰν ἑαυτῇ, οὗ θήσει τὰ νοσσία ἑαυτῆς, τὰ θυσιαστήριά σου, Κύριε τῶν δυνάμεων, ὁ Βασιλεύς μου καὶ ὁ Θεός μου.

5 μακάριοι οἱ κατοικοῦντες ἐν τῷ οἴκῳ σου, εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων αἰνέσουσί σε. (διάψαλμα)

6 μακάριος ἀνήρ, ᾧ ἐστιν ἡ ἀντίληψις αὐτοῦ παρὰ σοί· ἀναβάσεις ἐν τῇ καρδίᾳ αὐτοῦ διέθετο

7 εἰς τὴν κοιλάδα τοῦ κλαυθμῶνος, εἰς τὸν τόπον, ὃν ἔθετο· καὶ γὰρ εὐλογίας δώσει ὁ νομοθετῶν.

8 πορεύσονται ἐκ δυνάμεως εἰς δύναμιν, ὀφθήσεται ὁ Θεὸς τῶν θεῶν ἐν Σιών.

9 Κύριε ὁ Θεὸς τῶν δυνάμεων, εἰσάκουσον τῆς προσευχῆς μου, ἐνώτισαι, ὁ Θεὸς Ἰακώβ. (διάψαλμα).

10 ὑπερασπιστὰ ἡμῶν, ἴδε, ὁ Θεός, καὶ ἐπίβλεψον εἰς τὸ πρόσωπον τοῦ χριστοῦ σου.

11 ὅτι κρείσσων ἡμέρα μία ἐν ταῖς αὐλαῖς σου ὑπὲρ χιλιάδας· ἐξελεξάμην παραῤῥιπτεῖσθαι ἐν τῷ οἴκῳ τοῦ Θεοῦ μου μᾶλλον ἢ οἰκεῖν με ἐν σκηνώμασιν ἁμαρτωλῶν.

12 ὅτι ἔλεος καὶ ἀλήθειαν ἀγαπᾷ Κύριος ὁ Θεός, χάριν καὶ δόξαν δώσει· Κύριος οὐ στερήσει τὰ ἀγαθὰ τοῖς πορευομένοις ἐν ἀκακίᾳ.

13 Κύριε, ὁ Θεὸς τῶν δυνάμεων, μακάριος ἄνθρωπος ὁ ἐλπίζων ἐπὶ σέ.

 

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Εἰς τὸ τέλος· τοῖς υἱοῖς Κορὲ ψαλμός.

2 ΕΥΔΟΚΗΣΑΣ, Κύριε, τὴν γῆν σου, ἀπέστρεψας τὴν αἰχμαλωσίαν Ἰακώβ·

3 ἀφῆκας τὰς ἀνομίας τῷ λαῷ σου, ἐκάλυψας πάσας τὰς ἁμαρτίας αὐτῶν. (διάψαλμα).

4 κατέπαυσας πᾶσαν τὴν ὀργήν σου, ἀπέστρεψας ἀπὸ ὀργῆς θυμοῦ σου.

5 ἐπίστρεψον ἡμᾶς, ὁ Θεὸς τῶν σωτηρίων ἡμῶν, καὶ ἀπόστρεψον τὸν θυμόν σου ἀφ᾿ ἡμῶν.

6 μὴ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας ὀργισθῇς ἡμῖν; ἢ διατενεῖς τὴν ὀργήν σου ἀπὸ γενεᾶς εἰς γενεάν;

 

7 ὁ Θεός, σὺ ἐπιστρέψας ζωώσεις ἡμᾶς, καὶ ὁ λαός σου εὐφρανθήσεται ἐπὶ σοί.

8 δεῖξον ἡμῖν, Κύριε, τὸ ἔλεός σου καὶ τὸ σωτήριόν σου δῴης ἡμῖν.

9 ἀκούσομαι τί λαλήσει ἐν ἐμοὶ Κύριος ὁ Θεός, ὅτι λαλήσει εἰρήνην ἐπὶ τὸν λαὸν αὐτοῦ καὶ ἐπὶ τοὺς ὁσίους αὐτοῦ καὶ ἐπὶ τοὺς ἐπιστρέφοντας καρδίαν ἐπ᾿ αὐτόν.

10 πλὴν ἐγγὺς τῶν φοβουμένων αὐτὸν τὸ σωτήριον αὐτοῦ τοῦ κατασκηνῶσαι δόξαν ἐν τῇ γῇ ἡμῶν.

11 ἔλεος καὶ ἀλήθεια συνήντησαν, δικαιοσύνη καὶ εἰρήνη κατεφίλησαν·

12 ἀλήθεια ἐκ τῆς γῆς ἀνέτειλε, καὶ δικαιοσύνη ἐκ τοῦ οὐρανοῦ διέκυψε.

13 καὶ γὰρ ὁ Κύριος δώσει χρηστότητα, καὶ ἡ γῆ ἡμῶν δώσει τὸν καρπὸν αὐτῆς·

14 δικαιοσύνη ἐναντίον αὐτοῦ προπορεύσεται καὶ θήσει εἰς ὁδὸν τὰ διαβήματα αὐτοῦ.

 

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Προσευχὴ τῷ Δαυΐδ.

ΚΛΙΝΟΝ, Κύριε, τὸ οὖς σου καὶ ἐπάκουσόν μου, ὅτι πτωχὸς καὶ πένης εἰμὶ ἐγώ.

2 φύλαξον τὴν ψυχήν μου, ὅτι ὅσιός εἰμι· σῶσον τὸν δοῦλόν σου, ὁ Θεός μου, τὸν ἐλπίζοντα ἐπὶ σέ.

3 ἐλέησόν με, Κύριε, ὅτι πρὸς σὲ κεκράξομαι ὅλην τὴν ἡμέραν.

4 εὔφρανον τὴν ψυχὴν τοῦ δούλου σου, ὅτι πρὸς σέ, Κύριε, ἦρα τὴν ψυχήν μου.

5 ὅτι σύ, Κύριε, χρηστὸς καὶ ἐπιεικὴς καὶ πολυέλεος πᾶσι τοῖς ἐπικαλουμένοις σε.

6 ἐνώτισαι, Κύριε, τὴν προσευχήν μου καὶ πρόσχες τῇ φωνῇ τῆς δεήσεώς μου.

7 ἐν ἡμέρᾳ θλίψεώς μου ἐκέκραξα πρὸς σέ, ὅτι ἐπήκουσάς μου.

8 οὐκ ἔστιν ὅμοιός σοι ἐν θεοῖς, Κύριε, καὶ οὐκ ἔστι κατὰ τὰ ἔργα σου.

9 πάντα τὰ ἔθνη, ὅσα ἐποίησας, ἥξουσι καὶ προσκυνήσουσιν ἐνώπιόν σου, Κύριε, καὶ δοξάσουσι τὸ ὄνομά σου.

10 ὅτι μέγας εἶ σὺ καὶ ποιῶν θαυμάσια, σὺ εἶ Θεὸς μόνος.

11 ὁδήγησόν με, Κύριε, ἐν τῇ ὁδῷ σου, καὶ πορεύσομαι ἐν τῇ ἀληθείᾳ σου· εὐφρανθήτω ἡ καρδία μου τοῦ φοβεῖσθαι τὸ ὄνομά σου.

12 ἐξομολογήσομαί σοι, Κύριε ὁ Θεός μου, ἐν ὅλῃ καρδίᾳ μου, καὶ δοξάσω τὸ ὄνομά σου εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα.

13 ὅτι τὸ ἔλεός σου μέγα ἐπ᾿ ἐμὲ καὶ ἐῤῥύσω τὴν ψυχήν μου ἐξ ᾅδου κατωτάτου.

14 ὁ Θεός, παράνομοι ἐπανέστησαν ἐπ᾿ ἐμέ, καὶ συναγωγὴ κραταιῶν ἐζήτησαν τὴν ψυχήν μου καὶ οὐ προέθεντό σε ἐνώπιον αὐτῶν.

15 καὶ σύ, Κύριε ὁ Θεός μου, οἰκτίρμων καὶ ἐλεήμων, μακρόθυμος καὶ πολυέλεος καὶ ἀληθινός.

16 ἐπίβλεψον ἐπ᾿ ἐμὲ καὶ ἐλέησόν με, δὸς τὸ κράτος σου τῷ παιδί σου καὶ σῶσον τὸν υἱὸν τῆς παιδίσκης σου.

17 ποίησον μετ᾿ ἐμοῦ σημεῖον εἰς ἀγαθόν, καὶ ἰδέτωσαν οἱ μισοῦντές με καὶ αἰσχυνθήτωσαν, ὅτι σύ, Κύριε, ἐβοήθησάς μοι καὶ παρεκάλεσάς με.

 

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Τοῖς υἱοῖς Κορὲ ψαλμὸς ᾠδῆς.

ΟΙ ΘΕΜΕΛΙΟΙ αὐτοῦ ἐν τοῖς ὄρεσι τοῖς ἁγίοις·

2 ἀγαπᾷ Κύριος τὰς πύλας Σιὼν ὑπὲρ πάντα τὰ σκηνώματα Ἰακώβ.

3 δεδοξασμένα ἐλαλήθη περὶ σοῦ ἡ πόλις τοῦ Θεοῦ. (διάψαλμα).

4 μνησθήσομαι Ῥαὰβ καὶ Βαβυλῶνος τοῖς γινώσκουσί με· καὶ ἰδοὺ ἀλλόφυλοι καὶ Τύρος καὶ λαὸς τῶν Αἰθιόπων, οὗτοι ἐγενήθησαν ἐκεῖ.

 

5 μήτηρ Σιών, ἐρεῖ ἄνθρωπος, καὶ ἄνθρωπος ἐγενήθη ἐν αὐτῇ, καὶ αὐτὸς ἐθεμελίωσεν αὐτὴν ὁ Ὕψιστος.

6 Κύριος διηγήσεται ἐν γραφῇ λαῶν καὶ ἀρχόντων τούτων τῶν γεγενημένων ἐν αὐτῇ. (διάψαλμα).

 

7 ὡς εὐφραινομένων πάντων ἡ κατοικία ἐν σοί.

 

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Ὠδὴ ψαλμοῦ τοῖς υἱοῖς Κορέ· εἰς τὸ τέλος, ὑπὲρ μαελὲθ τοῦ ἀποκριθῆναι· συνέσεως Αἰμὰν τῷ Ἰσραηλίτῃ.

2 ΚΥΡΙΕ ὁ Θεὸς τῆς σωτηρίας μου, ἡμέρας ἐκέκραξα καὶ ἐν νυκτὶ ἐναντίον σου·

3 εἰσελθέτω ἐνώπιόν σου ἡ προσευχή μου, κλῖνον τὸ οὖς σου εἰς τὴν δέησίν μου.

4 ὅτι ἐπλήσθη κακῶν ἡ ψυχή μου, καὶ ἡ ζωή μου τῷ ᾅδῃ ἤγγισε·

5 προσελογίσθην μετὰ τῶν καταβαινόντων εἰς λάκκον, ἐγενήθην ὡσεὶ ἄνθρωπος ἀβοήθητος ἐν νεκροῖς ἐλεύθερος,

6 ὡσεὶ τραυματίαι καθεύδοντες ἐν τάφῳ, ὧν οὐκ ἐμνήσθης ἔτι καὶ αὐτοὶ ἐκ τῆς χειρός σου ἀπώσθησαν.

7 ἔθεντό με ἐν λάκκῳ κατωτάτῳ, ἐν σκοτεινοῖς καὶ ἐν σκιᾷ θανάτου.

8 ἐπ᾿ ἐμὲ ἐπεστηρίχθη ὁ θυμός σου, καὶ πάντας τοὺς μετεωρισμούς σου ἐπήγαγες ἐπ᾿ ἐμέ. (διάψαλμα).

9 ἐμάκρυνας τοὺς γνωστούς μου ἀπ᾿ ἐμοῦ, ἔθεντό με βδέλυγμα ἑαυτοῖς, παρεδόθην καὶ οὐκ ἐξεπορευόμην.

10 οἱ ὀφθαλμοί μου ἠσθένησαν ἀπὸ πτωχείας· ἐκέκραξα πρὸς σέ, Κύριε, ὅλην τὴν ἡμέραν, διεπέτασα πρὸς σὲ τὰς χεῖράς μου·

11 μὴ τοῖς νεκροῖς ποιήσεις θαυμάσια; ἢ ἰατροὶ ἀναστήσουσι, καὶ ἐξομολογήσονταί σοι;

12 μὴ διηγήσεταί τις ἐν τῷ τάφῳ τὸ ἔλεός σου καὶ τὴν ἀλήθειάν σου ἐν τῇ ἀπωλείᾳ;

13 μὴ γνωσθήσεται ἐν τῷ σκότει τὰ θαυμάσιά σου καὶ ἡ δικαιοσύνη σου ἐν γῇ ἐπιλελησμένῃ;

14 κἀγὼ πρὸς σέ, Κύριε, ἐκέκραξα, καὶ τὸ πρωΐ ἡ προσευχή μου προφθάσει σε.

15 ἱνατί, Κύριε, ἀπωθῇ τὴν ψυχήν μου, ἀποστρέφεις τὸ πρόσωπόν σου ἀπ᾿ ἐμοῦ;

16 πτωχός εἰμι ἐγὼ καὶ ἐν κόποις ἐκ νεότητός μου, ὑψωθεὶς δὲ ἐταπεινώθην καὶ ἐξηπορήθην.

 

17 ἐπ᾿ ἐμὲ διῆλθον αἱ ὀργαί σου, οἱ φοβερισμοί σου ἐξετάραξάν με,

18 ἐκύκλωσάν με ὡσεὶ ὕδωρ ὅλην τὴν ἡμέραν, περιέσχον με ἅμα.

19 ἐμάκρυνας ἀπ᾿ ἐμοῦ φίλον καὶ πλησίον καὶ τοὺς γνωστούς μου ἀπὸ ταλαιπωρίας.

 

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Συνέσεως Αἰθὰμ τῷ Ἰσραηλίτῃ.

2 ΤΑ ΕΛΕΗ σου, Κύριε, εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα ᾄσομαι, εἰς γενεὰν καὶ γενεὰν ἀπαγγελῶ τὴν ἀλήθειάν σου ἐν τῷ στόματί μου,

3 ὅτι εἶπας· εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα ἔλεος οἰκοδομηθήσεται· ἐν τοῖς οὐρανοῖς ἑτοιμασθήσεται ἡ ἀλήθειά σου·

4 διεθέμην διαθήκην τοῖς ἐκλεκτοῖς μου, ὤμοσα Δαυΐδ τῷ δούλῳ μου·

5 ἕως τοῦ αἰῶνος ἑτοιμάσω τὸ σπέρμα σου καὶ οἰκοδομήσω εἰς γενεὰν καὶ γενεὰν τὸν θρόνον σου. (διάψαλμα).

6 ἐξομολογήσονται οἱ οὐρανοὶ τὰ θαυμάσιά σου, Κύριε, καὶ τὴν ἀλήθειάν σου ἐν ἐκκλησίᾳ ἁγίων.

7 ὅτι τίς ἐν νεφέλαις ἰσωθήσεται τῷ Κυρίῳ; καὶ τίς ὁμοιωθήσεται τῷ Κυρίῳ ἐν υἱοῖς Θεοῦ;

 

8 ὁ Θεὸς ἐνδοξαζόμενος ἐν βουλῇ ἁγίων, μέγας καὶ φοβερὸς ἐπὶ πάντας τοὺς περικύκλῳ αὐτοῦ.

9 Κύριε ὁ Θεὸς τῶν δυνάμεων, τίς ὅμοιός σοι; δυνατὸς εἶ, Κύριε, καὶ ἡ ἀλήθειά σου κύκλῳ σου.

10 σὺ δεσπόζεις τοῦ κράτους τῆς θαλάσσης, τὸν δὲ σάλον τῶν κυμάτων αὐτῆς σὺ καταπραΰνεις.

11 σὺ ἐταπείνωσας ὡς τραυματίαν ὑπερήφανον, ἐν τῷ βραχίονι τῆς δυνάμεώς σου διεσκόρπισας τοὺς ἐχθρούς σου.

12 σοί εἰσιν οἱ οὐρανοί, καὶ σή ἐστιν ἡ γῆ· τὴν οἰκουμένην καὶ τὸ πλήρωμα αὐτῆς σὺ ἐθεμελίωσας.

13 τὸν βοῤῥᾶν καὶ τὴν θάλασσαν σὺ ἔκτισας, Θαβὼρ καὶ Ἑρμὼν ἐν τῷ ὀνόματί σου ἀγαλλιάσονται.

14 σὸς ὁ βραχίων μετὰ δυναστείας· κραταιωθήτω ἡ χείρ σου, ὑψωθήτω ἡ δεξιά σου.

15 δικαιοσύνη καὶ κρίμα ἑτοιμασία τοῦ θρόνου σου, ἔλεος καὶ ἀλήθεια προπορεύσονται πρὸ προσώπου σου.

16 μακάριος ὁ λαὸς ὁ γινώσκων ἀλαλαγμόν· Κύριε, ἐν τῷ φωτὶ τοῦ προσώπου σου πορεύσονται

 

17 καὶ ἐν τῷ ὀνόματί σου ἀγαλλιάσονται ὅλην τὴν ἡμέραν καὶ ἐν τῇ δικαιοσύνῃ σου ὑψωθήσονται.

18 ὅτι καύχημα τῆς δυνάμεως αὐτῶν σὺ εἶ, καὶ ἐν τῇ εὐδοκίᾳ σου ὑψωθήσεται τὸ κέρας ἡμῶν.

19 ὅτι τοῦ Κυρίου ἡ ἀντίληψις καὶ τοῦ ἁγίου Ἰσραὴλ βασιλέως ἡμῶν.

20 τότε ἐλάλησας ἐν ὁράσει τοῖς υἱοῖς σου καὶ εἶπας· ἐθέμην βοήθειαν ἐπὶ δυνατόν, ὕψωσα ἐκλεκτὸν ἐκ τοῦ λαοῦ μου·

21 εὗρον Δαυΐδ τὸν δοῦλόν μου, ἐν ἐλέει ἁγίῳ μου ἔχρισα αὐτόν.

22 ἡ γὰρ χείρ μου συναντιλήψεται αὐτῷ καὶ ὁ βραχίων μου κατισχύσει αὐτόν·

23 οὐκ ὠφελήσει ἐχθρὸς ἐν αὐτῷ, καὶ υἱὸς ἀνομίας οὐ προσθήσει τοῦ κακῶσαι αὐτόν.

24 καὶ συγκόψω ἀπὸ προσώπου αὐτοῦ τοὺς ἐχθροὺς αὐτοῦ καὶ τοὺς μισοῦντας αὐτὸν τροπώσομαι.

25 καὶ ἡ ἀλήθειά μου καὶ τὸ ἔλεός μου μετ᾿ αὐτοῦ, καὶ ἐν τῷ ὀνόματί μου ὑψωθήσεται τὸ κέρας αὐτοῦ.

26 καὶ θήσομαι ἐν θαλάσσῃ χεῖρα αὐτοῦ καὶ ἐν ποταμοῖς δεξιὰν αὐτοῦ.

27 αὐτὸς ἐπικαλέσεταί με· πατήρ μου εἶ σύ, Θεός μου καὶ ἀντιλήπτωρ τῆς σωτηρίας μου·

28 κἀγὼ πρωτότοκον θήσομαι αὐτόν, ὑψηλὸν παρὰ τοῖς βασιλεῦσι τῆς γῆς.

29 εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα φυλάξω αὐτῷ τὸ ἔλεός μου, καὶ ἡ διαθήκη μου πιστὴ αὐτῷ·

30 καὶ θήσομαι εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα τοῦ αἰῶνος τὸ σπέρμα αὐτοῦ καὶ τὸν θρόνον αὐτοῦ ὡς τὰς ἡμέρας τοῦ οὐρανοῦ.

31 ἐὰν ἐγκαταλίπωσιν οἱ υἱοὶ αὐτοῦ τὸν νόμον μου καὶ τοῖς κρίμασί μου μὴ πορευθῶσιν,

32 ἐὰν τὰ δικαιώματά μου βεβηλώσωσι καὶ τὰς ἐντολάς μου μὴ φυλάξωσιν,

33 ἐπισκέψομαι ἐν ῥάβδῳ τὰς ἀνομίας αὐτῶν καὶ ἐν μάστιξι τὰς ἀδικίας αὐτῶν·

34 τὸ δὲ ἔλεός μου οὐ μὴ διασκεδάσω ἀπ᾿ αὐτῶν, οὐδ᾿ οὐ μὴ ἀδικήσω ἐν τῇ ἀληθείᾳ μου,

35 οὐδ᾿ οὐ μὴ βεβηλώσω τὴν διαθήκην μου καὶ τὰ ἐκπορευόμενα διὰ τῶν χειλέων μου οὐ μὴ ἀθετήσω.

36 ἅπαξ ὤμοσα ἐν τῷ ἁγίῳ μου, εἰ τῷ Δαυΐδ ψεύσομαι·

37 τὸ σπέρμα αὐτοῦ εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα μενεῖ καὶ ὁ θρόνος αὐτοῦ ὡς ὁ ἥλιος ἐναντίον μου

38 καὶ ὡς ἡ σελήνη κατηρτισμένη εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα· καὶ ὁ μάρτυς ἐν οὐρανῷ πιστός. (διάψαλμα).

39 σὺ δὲ ἀπώσω καὶ ἐξουδένωσας, ἀνεβάλου τὸν χριστόν σου·

40 κατέστρεψας τὴν διαθήκην τοῦ δούλου σου, ἐβεβήλωσας εἰς τὴν γῆν τὸ ἁγίασμα αὐτοῦ.

 

41 καθεῖλες πάντας τοὺς φραγμοὺς αὐτοῦ, ἔθου τὰ ὀχυρώματα αὐτοῦ δειλίαν·

42 διήρπασαν αὐτὸν πάντες οἱ διοδεύοντες ὁδόν, ἐγενήθη ὄνειδος τοῖς γείτοσιν αὐτοῦ.

43 ὕψωσας τὴν δεξιὰν τῶν θλιβόντων αὐτόν, εὔφρανας πάντας τοὺς ἐχθροὺς αὐτοῦ.

44 ἀπέστρεψας τὴν βοήθειαν τῆς ῥομφαίας αὐτοῦ καὶ οὐκ ἀντελάβου αὐτοῦ ἐν τῷ πολέμῳ.

45 κατέλυσας ἀπὸ καθαρισμοῦ αὐτοῦ, τὸν θρόνον αὐτοῦ εἰς τὴν γῆν κατέῤῥαξας.

46 ἐσμίκρυνας τὰς ἡμέρας τοῦ χρόνου αὐτοῦ, κατέχεας αὐτοῦ αἰσχύνην. (διάψαλμα).

47 ἕως πότε, Κύριε, ἀποστρέφῃ εἰς τέλος, ἐκκαυθήσεται ὡς πῦρ ἡ ὀργή σου;

48 μνήσθητι τίς μου ἡ ὑπόστασις· μὴ γὰρ ματαίως ἔκτισας πάντας τοὺς υἱοὺς τῶν ἀνθρώπων;

49 τίς ἐστιν ἄνθρωπος, ὃς ζήσεται, καὶ οὐκ ὄψεται θάνατον; ῥύσεται τὴν ψυχὴν αὐτοῦ ἐκ χειρὸς ᾅδου; (διάψαλμα).

50 ποῦ ἐστι τὰ ἐλέη σου τὰ ἀρχαῖα, Κύριε, ἃ ὤμοσας τῷ Δαυΐδ ἐν τῇ ἀληθείᾳ σου;

51 μνήσθητι, Κύριε, τοῦ ὀνειδισμοῦ τῶν δούλων σου, οὗ ὑπέσχον ἐν τῷ κόλπῳ πολλῶν ἐθνῶν,

 

52 οὗ ὠνείδισαν οἱ ἐχθροί σου, Κύριε, οὗ ὠνείδισαν τὸ ἀντάλλαγμα τοῦ χριστοῦ σου.

 

53 εὐλογητὸς Κύριος εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα. γένοιτο γένοιτο.

 

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Προσευχὴ τοῦ Μωυσῆ ἀνθρώπου τοῦ Θεοῦ.

ΚΥΡΙΕ, καταφυγὴ ἐγενήθης ἡμῖν ἐν γενεᾷ καὶ γενεᾷ·

2 πρὸ τοῦ ὄρη γενηθῆναι καὶ πλασθῆναι τὴν γῆν καὶ τὴν οἰκουμένην, καὶ ἀπὸ τοῦ αἰῶνος καὶ ἕως τοῦ αἰῶνος σὺ εἶ.

3 μὴ ἀποστρέψῃς ἄνθρωπον εἰς ταπείνωσιν· καὶ εἶπας· ἐπιστρέψατε υἱοὶ τῶν ἀνθρώπων.

4 ὅτι χίλια ἔτη ἐν ὀφθαλμοῖς σου ὡς ἡμέρα ἡ ἐχθές, ἥτις διῆλθε, καὶ φυλακὴ ἐν νυκτί.

5 τὰ ἐξουδενώματα αὐτῶν ἔτη ἔσονται. τὸ πρωΐ ὡσεὶ χλόη παρέλθοι,

6 τὸ πρωΐ ἀνθήσαι καὶ παρέλθοι, τὸ ἑσπέρας ἀποπέσοι, σκληρυνθείη καὶ ξηρανθείη.

7 ὅτι ἐξελίπομεν ἐν τῇ ὀργῇ σου καὶ ἐν τῷ θυμῷ σου ἐταράχθημεν.

8 ἔθου τὰς ἀνομίας ἡμῶν ἐναντίον σου· αἰὼν ἡμῶν εἰς φωτισμὸν τοῦ προσώπου σου.

9 ὅτι πᾶσαι αἱ ἡμέραι ἡμῶν ἐξέλιπον, καὶ ἐν τῇ ὀργῇ σου ἐξελίπομεν· τὰ ἔτη ἡμῶν ὡσεὶ ἀράχνη ἐμελέτων.

10 αἱ ἡμέραι τῶν ἐτῶν ἡμῶν ἐν αὐτοῖς ἑβδομήκοντα ἔτη, ἐὰν δὲ ἐν δυναστείαις, ὀγδοήκοντα ἔτη, καὶ τὸ πλεῖον αὐτῶν κόπος καὶ πόνος· ὅτι ἐπῆλθε πρᾳότης ἐφ᾿ ἡμᾶς, καὶ παιδευθησόμεθα.

11 τίς γινώσκει τὸ κράτος τῆς ὀργῆς σου καὶ ἀπὸ τοῦ φόβου σου τὸν θυμόν σου ἐξαριθμήσασθαι;

 

12 τὴν δεξιάν σου οὕτω γνώρισόν μοι καὶ τοὺς πεπαιδευμένους τῇ καρδίᾳ ἐν σοφίᾳ.

13 ἐπίστρεψον, Κύριε· ἕως πότε; καὶ παρακλήθητι ἐπὶ τοῖς δούλοις σου.

14 ἐνεπλήσθημεν τὸ πρωΐ τοῦ ἐλέους σου, Κύριε, καὶ ἠγαλλιασάμεθα καὶ εὐφράνθημεν ἐν πάσαις ταῖς ἡμέραις ἡμῶν· εὐφρανθείημεν

15 ἀνθ᾿ ὧν ἡμερῶν ἐταπείνωσας ἡμᾶς, ἐτῶν, ὧν εἴδομεν κακά.

16 καὶ ἴδε ἐπὶ τοὺς δούλους σου καὶ ἐπὶ τὰ ἔργα σου καὶ ὁδήγησον τοὺς υἱοὺς αὐτῶν,

17 καὶ ἔστω ἡ λαμπρότης Κυρίου τοῦ Θεοῦ ἡμῶν ἐφ᾿ ἡμᾶς, καὶ τὰ ἔργα τῶν χειρῶν ἡμῶν κατεύθυνον ἐφ᾿ ἡμᾶς καὶ τὸ ἔργον τῶν χειρῶν ἡμῶν κατεύθυνον.

 

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Αἶνος ᾠδῆς τῷ Δαυΐδ.

Ο ΚΑΤΟΙΚΩΝ ἐν βοηθείᾳ τοῦ Ὑψίστου, ἐν σκέπῃ τοῦ Θεοῦ τοῦ οὐρανοῦ αὐλισθήσεται.

2 ἐρεῖ τῷ Κυρίῳ· ἀντιλήπτωρ μου εἶ καὶ καταφυγή μου, ὁ Θεός μου, καὶ ἐλπιῶ ἐπ᾿ αὐτόν,

3 ὅτι αὐτὸς ῥύσεταί σε ἐκ παγίδος θηρευτῶν καὶ ἀπὸ λόγου ταραχώδους.

4 ἐν τοῖς μεταφρένοις αὐτοῦ ἐπισκιάσει σοι, καὶ ὑπὸ τὰς πτέρυγας αὐτοῦ ἐλπιεῖς· ὅπλῳ κυκλώσει σε ἡ ἀλήθεια αὐτοῦ.

5 οὐ φοβηθήσῃ ἀπὸ φόβου νυκτερινοῦ, ἀπὸ βέλε ἡ ἀλήθμένου ἡμέρας,

6 ἀπὸ πράγματος ἐν σκότει διαπορευομένου, ἀπὸ συμπτώματος καὶ δαιμονίου μεσημβρινοῦ.

7 πεσεῖται ἐκ τοῦ κλίτους σου χιλιὰς καὶ μυριὰς ἐκ δεξιῶν σου, πρὸς σὲ δὲ οὐκ ἐγγιεῖ·

8 πλὴν τοῖς ὀφθαλμοῖς σου κατανοήσεις καὶ ἀνταπόδοσιν ἁμαρτωλῶν ὄψει.

9 ὅτι σύ, Κύριε, ἡ ἐλπίς μου· τὸν Ὕψιστον ἔθου καταφυγήν σου.

10 οὐ προσελεύσεται πρὸς σὲ κακά, καὶ μάστιξ οὐκ ἐγγιεῖ ἐν τῷ σκηνώματί σου.

11 ὅτι τοῖς ἀγγέλοις αὐτοῦ ἐντελεῖται περὶ σοῦ τοῦ διαφυλάξαι σε ἐν πάσαις ταῖς ὁδοῖς σου·

12 ἐπὶ χειρῶν ἀροῦσί σε, μήποτε προσκόψῃς πρὸς λίθον τὸν πόδα σου·

13 ἐπὶ ἀσπίδα καὶ βασιλίσκον ἐπιβήσῃ καὶ καταπατήσεις λέοντα καὶ δράκοντα.

14 ὅτι ἐπ᾿ ἐμὲ ἤλπισε, καὶ ῥύσομαι αὐτόν· σκεπάσω αὐτόν, ὅτι ἔγνω τὸ ὄνομά μου.

15 κεκράξεται πρός με, καὶ ἐπακούσομαι αὐτοῦ, μετ᾿ αὐτοῦ εἰμι ἐν θλίψει· ἐξελοῦμαι αὐτόν, καὶ δοξάσω αὐτόν.

16 μακρότητα ἡμερῶν ἐμπλήσω αὐτὸν καὶ δείξω αὐτῷ τὸ σωτήριόν μου.

 

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Ψαλμὸς ᾠδῆς, εἰς τὴν ἡμέραν τοῦ σαββάτου.

2 ΑΓΑΘΟΝ τὸ ἐξομολογεῖσθαι τῷ Κυρίῳ καὶ ψάλλειν τῷ ὀνόματί σου, Ὕψιστε,

3 τοῦ ἀναγγέλλειν τῷ πρωΐ τὸ ἔλεός σου καὶ τὴν ἀλήθειάν σου κατὰ νύκτα

4 ἐν δεκαχόρδῳ ψαλτηρίῳ μετ᾿ ᾠδῆς ἐν κιθάρᾳ.

5 ὅτι εὔφρανάς με, Κύριε, ἐν τοῖς ποιήμασί σου, καὶ ἐν τοῖς ἔργοις τῶν χειρῶν σου ἀγαλλιάσομαι.

6 ὡς ἐμεγαλύνθη τὰ ἔργα σου Κύριε· σφόδρα ἐβαθύνθησαν οἱ διαλογισμοί σου.

7 ἀνὴρ ἄφρων οὐ γνώσεται, καὶ ἀσύνετος οὐ συνήσει ταῦτα.

8 ἐν τῷ ἀνατεῖλαι ἁμαρτωλοὺς ὡσεὶ χόρτον καὶ διέκυψαν πάντες οἱ ἐργαζόμενοι τὴν ἀνομίαν, ὅπως ἂν ἐξολοθρευθῶσιν εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα τοῦ αἰῶνος.

9 σὺ δὲ Ὕψιστος εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα, Κύριε·

10 ὅτι ἰδοὺ οἱ ἐχθροί σου, Κύριε, ἰδοὺ οἱ ἐχθροί σου ἀπολοῦνται, καὶ διασκορπισθήσονται πάντες οἱ ἐργαζόμενοι τὴν ἀνομίαν,

11 καὶ ὑψωθήσεται ὡς μονοκέρωτος τὸ κέρας μου καὶ τὸ γῆράς μου ἐν ἐλαίῳ πίονι·

12 καὶ ἐπεῖδεν ὁ ὀφθαλμός μου ἐν τοῖς ἐχθροῖς μου, καὶ ἐν τοῖς ἐπανισταμένοις ἐπ᾿ ἐμὲ πονηρευομένοις ἀκούσατε τὸ οὖς μου.

13 δίκαιος ὡς φοῖνιξ ἀνθήσει, ὡσεὶ ἡ κέδρος ἡ ἐν τῷ Λιβάνῳ πληθυνθήσεται.

14 πεφυτευμένοι ἐν τῷ οἴκῳ Κυρίου, ἐν ταῖς αὐλαῖς τοῦ Θεοῦ ἡμῶν ἐξανθήσουσιν·

15 ἔτι πληθυνθήσονται ἐν γήρει πίονι καὶ εὐπαθοῦντες ἔσονται τοῦ ἀναγγεῖλαι

16 ὅτι εὐθὴς Κύριος ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν καὶ οὐκ ἔστιν ἀδικία ἐν αὐτῷ.

 

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Εἰς τὴν ἡμέραν τοῦ προσαββάτου, ὅτε κατῴκισται ἡ γῆ· αἶνος ᾠδῆς τῷ Δαυΐδ.

Ο Κύριος ἐβασίλευσεν, εὐπρέπειαν ἐνεδύσατο, ἐνεδύσατο Κύριος δύναμιν καὶ περιεζώσατο· καὶ γὰρ ἐστερέωσε τὴν οἰκουμένην, ἥτις οὐ σαλευθήσεται.

2 ἕτοιμος ὁ θρόνος σου ἀπὸ τότε, ἀπὸ τοῦ αἰῶνος σὺ εἶ.

3 ἐπῆραν οἱ ποταμοί, Κύριε, ἐπῆραν οἱ ποταμοὶ φωνὰς αὐτῶν· ἀροῦσιν οἱ ποταμοὶ ἐπιτρίψεις αὐτῶν.

4 ἀπὸ φωνῶν ὑδάτων πολλῶν θαυμαστοὶ οἱ μετεωρισμοὶ τῆς θαλάσσης, θαυμαστὸς ἐν ὑψηλοῖς ὁ Κύριος.

5 τὰ μαρτύριά σου ἐπιστώθησαν σφόδρα· τῷ οἴκῳ σου πρέπει ἁγίασμα, Κύριε, εἰς μακρότητα ἡμερῶν.

 

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Ψαλμὸς τῷ Δαυΐδ, τετράδι σαββάτου.

ΘΕΟΣ ἐκδικήσεων Κύριος, Θεὸς ἐκδικήσεων ἐπαῤῥησιάσατο.

2 ὑψώθητι ὁ κρίνων τὴν γῆν, ἀπόδος ἀνταπόδοσιν τοῖς ὑπερηφάνοις.

3 ἕως πότε ἁμαρτωλοί, Κύριε, ἕως πότε ἁμαρτωλοὶ καυχήσονται,

4 φθέγξονται καὶ λαλήσουσιν ἀδικίαν, λαλήσουσι πάντες οἱ ἐργαζόμενοι τὴν ἀνομίαν;

5 τὸν λαόν σου, Κύριε, ἐταπείνωσαν καὶ τὴν κληρονομίαν σου ἐκάκωσαν,

6 χήραν καὶ ὀρφανὸν ἀπέκτειναν, καὶ προσήλυτον ἐφόνευσαν

7 καὶ εἶπαν· οὐκ ὄψεται Κύριος, οὐδὲ συνήσει ὁ Θεὸς τοῦ Ἰακώβ.

8 σύνετε δή, ἄφρονες ἐν τῷ λαῷ· καί, μωροί, ποτὲ φρονήσατε.

9 ὁ φυτεύσας τὸ οὖς οὐχὶ ἀκούει; ἢ ὁ πλάσας τὸν ὀφθαλμὸν οὐχὶ κατανοεῖ;

10 ὁ παιδεύων ἔθνη οὐχὶ ἐλέγξει; ὁ διδάσκων ἄνθρωπον γνῶσιν;

11 Κύριος γινώσκει τοὺς διαλογισμοὺς τῶν ἀνθρώπων ὅτι εἰσὶ μάταιοι.

12 μακάριος ὁ ἄνθρωπος, ὃν ἂν παιδεύσῃς, Κύριε, καὶ ἐκ τοῦ νόμου σου διδάξῃς αὐτὸν

13 τοῦ πραΰναι αὐτὸν ἀφ᾿ ἡμερῶν πονηρῶν, ἕως οὗ ὀρυγῇ τῷ ἁμαρτωλῷ βόθρος.

14 ὅτι οὐκ ἀπώσεται Κύριος τὸν λαὸν αὐτοῦ καὶ τὴν κληρονομίαν αὐτοῦ οὐκ ἐγκαταλείψει,

15 ἕως οὗ δικαιοσύνη ἐπιστρέψῃ εἰς κρίσιν καὶ ἐχόμενοι αὐτῆς πάντες οἱ εὐθεῖς τῇ καρδίᾳ. (διάψαλμα).

16 τίς ἀναστήσεταί μοι ἐπὶ πονηρευομένοις; ἢ τίς συμπαραστήσεταί μοι ἐπὶ τοὺς ἐργαζομένους τὴν ἀνομίαν;

17 εἰ μὴ ὅτι Κύριος ἐβοήθησέ μοι, παρὰ βραχὺ παρῴκησε τῷ ᾅδῃ ἡ ψυχή μου.

18 εἰ ἔλεγον· σεσάλευται ὁ πούς μου, τὸ ἔλεός σου, Κύριε, ἐβοήθει μοι.

19 Κύριε, κατὰ τὸ πλῆθος τῶν ὀδυνῶν μου ἐν τῇ καρδίᾳ μου αἱ παρακλήσεις σου εὔφραναν τὴν ψυχήν μου.

20 μὴ συμπροσέστω σοι θρόνος ἀνομίας, ὁ πλάσσων κόπον ἐπὶ πρόσταγμα.

21 θηρεύσουσιν ἐπὶ ψυχὴν δικαίου καὶ αἷμα ἀθῷον καταδικάσονται.

22 καὶ ἐγένετό μοι Κύριος εἰς καταφυγὴν καὶ ὁ Θεός μου εἰς βοηθὸν ἐλπίδος μου·

23 καὶ ἀποδώσει αὐτοῖς Κύριος τὴν ἀνομίαν αὐτῶν, καὶ κατὰ τὴν πονηρίαν αὐτῶν ἀφανιεῖ αὐτοὺς Κύριος ὁ Θεός.

 

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Αἶνος ᾠδῆς τῷ Δαυΐδ.

ΔΕΥΤΕ ἀγαλλιασώμεθα τῷ Κυρίῳ, ἀλαλάξωμεν τῷ Θεῷ τῷ Σωτῆρι ἡμῶν·

2 προφθάσωμεν τὸ πρόσωπον αὐτοῦ ἐν ἐξομολογήσει καὶ ἐν ψαλμοῖς ἀλαλάξωμεν αὐτῷ.

3 ὅτι Θεὸς μέγας Κύριος καὶ Βασιλεὺς μέγας ἐπὶ πᾶσαν τὴν γῆν·

4 ὅτι ἐν τῇ χειρὶ αὐτοῦ τὰ πέρατα τῆς γῆς, καὶ τὰ ὕψη τῶν ὀρέων αὐτοῦ εἰσιν·

5 ὅτι αὐτοῦ ἐστιν ἡ θάλασσα, καὶ αὐτὸς ἐποίησεν αὐτήν, καὶ τὴν ξηρὰν αἱ χεῖρες αὐτοῦ ἔπλασαν.

6 δεῦτε προσκυνήσωμεν καὶ προσπέσωμεν αὐτῷ καὶ κλαύσωμεν ἐναντίον Κυρίου, τοῦ ποιήσαντος ἡμᾶς·

7 ὅτι αὐτός ἐστιν ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, καὶ ἡμεῖς λαὸς νομῆς αὐτοῦ καὶ πρόβατα χειρὸς αὐτοῦ.

8 σήμερον, ἐὰν τῆς φωνῆς αὐτοῦ ἀκούσητε, μὴ σκληρύνητε τὰς καρδίας ὑμῶν, ὡς ἐν τῷ παραπικρασμῷ κατὰ τὴν ἡμέραν τοῦ πειρασμοῦ ἐν τῇ ἐρήμῳ,

9 οὗ ἐπείρασάν με οἱ πατέρες ὑμῶν, ἐδοκίμασάν με καὶ εἶδον τὰ ἔργα μου.

10 τεσσαράκοντα ἔτη προσώχθισα τῇ γενεᾷ ἐκείνῃ καὶ εἶπα· ἀεὶ πλανῶνται τῇ καρδίᾳ, αὐτοὶ δὲ οὐκ ἔγνωσαν τὰς ὁδούς μου,

11 ὡς ὤμοσα ἐν τῇ ὀργῇ μου· εἰ εἰσελεύσονται εἰς τὴν κατάπαυσίν μου.

 

95 

 Ὅτε ὁ οἶκος ᾠκοδομεῖτο μετὰ τὴν αἰχμαλωσίαν· ᾠδὴ τῷ Δαυΐδ.

ΑΣΑΤΕ τῷ Κυρίῳ ᾆσμα καινόν, ᾄσατε τῷ Κυρίῳ πᾶσα ἡ γῆ·

2 ᾄσατε τῷ Κυρίῳ· εὐλογήσατε τὸ ὄνομα αὐτοῦ, εὐαγγελίζεσθε ἡμέραν ἐξ ἡμέρας τὸ σωτήριον αὐτοῦ·

3 ἀναγγείλατε ἐν τοῖς ἔθνεσι τὴν δόξαν αὐτοῦ, ἐν πᾶσι τοῖς λαοῖς τὰ θαυμάσια αὐτοῦ.

4 ὅτι μέγας Κύριος καὶ αἰνετὸς σφόδρα, φοβερός ἐστιν ὑπὲρ πάντας τοὺς θεούς·

5 ὅτι πάντες οἱ θεοὶ τῶν ἐθνῶν δαιμόνια, ὁ δὲ Κύριος τοὺς οὐρανοὺς ἐποίησεν.

6 ἐξομολόγησις καὶ ὡραιότης ἐνώπιον αὐτοῦ. ἁγιωσύνη καὶ μεγαλοπρέπεια ἐν τῷ ἁγιάσματι αὐτοῦ.

7 ἐνέγκατε τῷ Κυρίῳ, αἱ πατριαὶ τῶν ἐθνῶν, ἐνέγκατε τῷ Κυρίῳ δόξαν καὶ τιμήν·

8 ἐνέγκατε τῷ Κυρίῳ δόξαν ὀνόματι αὐτοῦ, ἄρατε θυσίας καὶ εἰσπορεύεσθε εἰς τὰς αὐλὰς αὐτοῦ·

9 προσκυνήσατε τῷ Κυρίῳ ἐν αὐλῇ ἁγίᾳ αὐτοῦ, σαλευθήτω ἀπὸ προσώπου αὐτοῦ πᾶσα ἡ γῆ.

10 εἴπατε ἐν τοῖς ἔθνεσιν· ὁ Κύριος ἐβασίλευσε, καὶ γὰρ κατώρθωσε τὴν οἰκουμένην, ἥτις οὐ σαλευθήσεται, κρινεῖ λαοὺς ἐν εὐθύτητι.

11 εὐφραινέσθωσαν οἱ οὐρανοὶ καὶ ἀγαλλιάσθω ἡ γῆ, σαλευθήτω ἡ θάλασσα καὶ τὸ πλήρωμα αὐτῆς·

12 χαρήσεται τὰ πεδία καὶ πάντα τὰ ἐν αὐτοῖς· τότε ἀγαλλιάσονται πάντα τὰ ξύλα τοῦ δρυμοῦ

 

13 ὅτι ἔρχεται, ὅτι ἔρχεται κρῖναι τὴν γῆν. κρινεῖ τὴν οἰκουμένην ἐν δικαιοσύνῃ καὶ λαοὺς ἐν τῇ ἀληθείᾳ αὐτοῦ.

 

96

Τῷ Δαυΐδ, ὅτε ἡ γῆ αὐτοῦ καθίσταται.

Ο ΚΥΡΙΟΣ ἐβασίλευσεν, ἀγαλλιάσθω ἡ γῆ, εὐφρανθήτωσαν νῆσοι πολλαί.

2 νέφη καὶ γνόφος κύκλῳ αὐτοῦ, δικαιοσύνη καὶ κρίμα κατόρθωσις τοῦ θρόνου αὐτοῦ.

 

3 πῦρ ἐναντίον αὐτοῦ προπορεύσεται καὶ φλογιεῖ κύκλῳ τοὺς ἐχθροὺς αὐτοῦ·

4 ἔφαναν αἱ ἀστραπαὶ αὐτοῦ τῇ οἰκουμένῃ, εἶδε καὶ ἐσαλεύθη ἡ γῆ.

5 τὰ ὄρη ὡσεὶ κηρὸς ἐτάκησαν ἀπὸ προσώπου Κυρίου, ἀπὸ προσώπου Κυρίου πάσης τῆς γῆς.

 

6 ἀνήγγειλαν οἱ οὐρανοὶ τὴν δικαιοσύνην αὐτοῦ, καὶ εἴδοσαν πάντες οἱ λαοὶ τὴν δόξαν αὐτοῦ.

7 αἰσχυνθήτωσαν πάντες οἱ προσκυνοῦντες τοῖς γλυπτοῖς, οἱ ἐγκαυχώμενοι ἐν τοῖς εἰδώλοις αὐτῶν· προσκυνήσατε αὐτῷ, πάντες οἱ ἄγγελοι αὐτοῦ.

8 ἤκουσε καὶ εὐφράνθη ἡ Σιών, καὶ ἠγαλλιάσαντο αἱ θυγατέρες τῆς Ἰουδαίας ἕνεκεν τῶν κριμάτων σου, Κύριε·

9 ὅτι σὺ εἶ Κύριος ὕψιστος ἐπὶ πᾶσαν τὴν γῆν, σφόδρα ὑπερυψώθης ὑπὲρ πάντας τοὺς θεούς.

10 οἱ ἀγαπῶντες τὸν Κύριον, μισεῖτε πονηρά· φυλάσσει Κύριος τὰς ψυχὰς τῶν ὁσίων αὐτοῦ, ἐκ χειρὸς ἁμαρτωλῶν ῥύσεται αὐτούς.

11 φῶς ἀνέτειλε τῷ δικαίῳ καὶ τοῖς εὐθέσι τῇ καρδίᾳ εὐφροσύνη.

12 εὐφράνθητε, δίκαιοι, ἐν τῷ Κυρίῳ, καὶ ἐξομολογεῖσθε τῇ μνήμῃ τῆς ἁγιωσύνης αὐτοῦ.

 

97

Ψαλμὸς τῷ Δαυΐδ.

ΑΣΑΤΕ τῷ Κυρίῳ ᾆσμα καινόν, ὅτι θαυμαστὰ ἐποίησεν ὁ Κύριος· ἔσωσεν αὐτὸν ἡ δεξιὰ αὐτοῦ καὶ ὁ βραχίων ὁ ἅγιος αὐτοῦ.

2 ἐγνώρισε Κύριος τὸ σωτήριον αὐτοῦ, ἐναντίον τῶν ἐθνῶν ἀπεκάλυψε τὴν δικαιοσύνην αὐτοῦ.

3 ἐμνήσθη τοῦ ἐλέους αὐτοῦ τῷ Ἰακὼβ καὶ τῆς ἀληθείας αὐτοῦ τῷ οἴκῳ Ἰσραήλ· εἴδοσαν πάντα τὰ πέρατα τῆς γῆς τὸ σωτήριον τοῦ Θεοῦ ἡμῶν.

4 ἀλαλάξατε τῷ Θεῷ, πᾶσα ἡ γῆ, ᾄσατε καὶ ἀγαλλιᾶσθε καὶ ψάλατε·

5 ψάλατε τῷ Κυρίῳ ἐν κιθάρᾳ, ἐν κιθάρᾳ καὶ φωνῇ ψαλμοῦ·

6 ἐν σάλπιγξιν ἐλαταῖς καὶ φωνῇ σάλπιγγος κερατίνης ἀλαλάξατε ἐνώπιον τοῦ Βασιλέως Κυρίου.

7 σαλευθήτω ἡ θάλασσα καὶ τὸ πλήρωμα αὐτῆς, ἡ οἰκουμένη καὶ πάντες οἱ κατοικοῦντες ἐν αὐτῇ.

8 ποταμοὶ κροτήσουσι χειρὶ ἐπὶ τὸ αὐτό, τὰ ὄρη ἀγαλλιάσονται,

9 ὅτι ἥκει κρῖναι τὴν γῆν· κρινεῖ τὴν οἰκουμένην ἐν δικαιοσύνῃ καὶ λαοὺς ἐν εὐθύτητι.

 

98

Ψαλμὸς τῷ Δαυΐδ.

Ο ΚΥΡΙΟΣ ἐβασίλευσεν, ὀργιζέσθωσαν λαοί· ὁ καθήμενος ἐπὶ τῶν Χερουβίμ, σαλευθήτω ἡ γῆ.

2 Κύριος ἐν Σιὼν μέγας καὶ ὑψηλός ἐστιν ἐπὶ πάντας τοὺς λαούς.

3 ἐξομολογησάσθωσαν τῷ ὀνόματί σου τῷ μεγάλῳ, ὅτι φοβερὸν καὶ ἅγιόν ἐστι.

4 καὶ τιμὴ βασιλέως κρίσιν ἀγαπᾷ· σὺ ἡτοίμασας εὐθύτητας, κρίσιν καὶ δικαιοσύνην ἐν Ἰακὼβ σὺ ἐποίησας.

5 ὑψοῦτε Κύριον τὸν Θεὸν ἡμῶν καὶ προσκυνεῖτε τῷ ὑποποδίῳ τῶν ποδῶν αὐτοῦ, ὅτι ἅγιός ἐστι.

6 Μωυσῆς καὶ Ἀαρὼν ἐν τοῖς ἱερεῦσιν αὐτοῦ, καὶ Σαμουὴλ ἐν τοῖς ἐπικαλουμένοις τὸ ὄνομα αὐτοῦ· ἐπεκαλοῦντο τὸν Κύριον, καὶ αὐτὸς εἰσήκουσεν αὐτῶν,

7 ἐν στύλῳ νεφέλης ἐλάλει πρὸς αὐτούς· ὅτι ἐφύλασσον τὰ μαρτύρια αὐτοῦ καὶ τὰ προστάγματα αὐτοῦ, ἃ ἔδωκεν αὐτοῖς.

8 Κύριε ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, σὺ ἐπήκουσε αὐτῶν· ὁ Θεός, σὺ εὐίλατος ἐγίνου αὐτοῖς καὶ ἐκδικῶν ἐπὶ πάντα τὰ ἐπιτηδεύματα αὐτῶν.

9 ὑψοῦτε Κύριον τὸν Θεὸν ἡμῶν καὶ προσκυνεῖτε εἰς ὄρος ἅγιον αὐτοῦ, ὅτι ἅγιος Κύριος ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν.

 

99 

Ψαλμὸς εἰς ἐξομολόγησιν.

ΑΛΑΛΑΞΑΤΕ τῷ Κυρίῳ, πᾶσα ἡ γῆ,

2 δουλεύσατε τῷ Κυρίῳ ἐν εὐφροσύνῃ, εἰσέλθετε ἐνώπιον αὐτοῦ ἐν ἀγαλλιάσει.

3 γνῶτε ὅτι Κύριος, αὐτός ἐστιν ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, αὐτὸς ἐποίησεν ἡμᾶς καὶ οὐχ ἡμεῖς· ἡμεῖς δὲ λαὸς αὐτοῦ καὶ πρόβατα τῆς νομῆς αὐτοῦ.

4 εἰσέλθετε εἰς τὰς πύλας αὐτοῦ ἐν ἐξομολογήσει, εἰς τὰς αὐλὰς αὐτοῦ ἐν ὕμνοις. ἐξομολογεῖσθε αὐτῷ, αἰνεῖτε τὸ ὄνομα αὐτοῦ,

5 ὅτι χρηστὸς Κύριος, εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα τὸ ἔλεος αὐτοῦ, καὶ ἕως γενεᾶς καὶ γενεᾶς ἡ ἀλήθεια αὐτοῦ.

 

100 

Ψαλμὸς τῷ Δαυΐδ.

ΕΛΕΟΣ καὶ κρίσιν ᾄσομαί σοι, Κύριε·

2 ψαλῶ καὶ συνήσω ἐν ὁδῷ ἀμώμῳ· πότε ἥξεις πρός με; διεπορευόμην ἐν ἀκακίᾳ καρδίας μου ἐν μέσῳ τοῦ οἴκου μου.

3 οὐ προεθέμην πρὸ ὀφθαλμῶν μου πρᾶγμα παράνομον, ποιοῦντας παραβάσεις ἐμίσησα· οὐκ ἐκολλήθη μοι καρδία σκαμβή.

4 ἐκκλίνοντος ἀπ᾿ ἐμοῦ τοῦ πονηροῦ οὐκ ἐγίνωσκον.

5 τὸν καταλαλοῦντα λάθρᾳ τὸν πλησίον αὐτοῦ, τοῦτον ἐξεδίωκον· ὑπερηφάνῳ ὀφθαλμῷ καὶ ἀπλήστῳ καρδίᾳ, τούτῳ οὐ συνήσθιον.

6 οἱ ὀφθαλμοί μου ἐπὶ τοὺς πιστοὺς τῆς γῆς τοῦ συγκαθῆσθαι αὐτοὺς μετ᾿ ἐμοῦ· πορευόμενος ἐν ὁδῷ ἀμώμῳ, οὗτός μοι ἐλειτούργει.

7 οὐ κατῴκει ἐν μέσῳ τῆς οἰκίας μου ποιῶν ὑπερηφανίαν, λαλῶν ἄδικα οὐ κατεύθυνεν ἐνώπιον τῶν ὀφθαλμῶν μου.

8 εἰς τὰς πρωίας ἀπέκτεινον πάντας τοὺς ἁμαρτωλοὺς τῆς γῆς τοῦ ἐξολοθρεῦσαι ἐκ πόλεως Κυρίου πάντας τοὺς ἐργαζομένους τὴν ἀνομίαν.


 

 

 

 

    

 

    

       

PSALMS
 

76

For the end, for Idithun, a Psalm of Asaph.

2 I cried to the Lord with my voice, yea, my voice was addressed to God; and he gave heed to me.

3 In the day of mine affliction I earnestly sought the Lord; even with my hands by night before him, and I was not deceived; my soul refused to be comforted.

 

4 I remembered God, and rejoiced; I poured out my complaint, and my soul fainted. (Pause).

 

5 All mine enemies set a watch against me: I was troubled, and spoke not.

6 I considered the days of old, and remembered ancient years and I meditated;

7  I communed with my heart by night, and diligently searched my spirit, saying,

8 Will the Lord cast off for ever? and will he be well pleased no more?

9 Will he cut off his mercy for ever, even for ever and ever?

10 Will God forget to pity? or will he shut up his compassions in his wrath? (Pause).

 

11 And I said, Now I have begun; this is the change of the right hand of the Most High.

12 I remembered the works of the Lord; for I will remember thy wonders from the beginning.

13 And I will meditate on all thy works, and will consider thy doings.

14 O God, thy way is in the sanctuary; who is a great God as our God?

15 Thou art the God that doest wonders; thou hast made known thy power among the nations.

16 Thou hast with thine arm redeemed thy people, the sons of Jacob and Joseph. (Pause).

17 The waters saw thee, O God, the waters saw thee, and feared; and the depths were troubled.

18 There was an abundant sound of waters: the clouds uttered a voice; for thine arrows went abroad.

19 The voice of thy thunder was abroad, and around thy lightnings appeared to the world; the earth trembled a quaked.

20 Thy way is in the sea, and thy paths in many waters, and thy footsteps cannot be known.

21 Thou didst guide thy people as sheep by the hand of Moses and Aaron.

 

77

A Psalm of instruction for Asaph.

Give heed, O my people, to my law: incline your ear to the words of my mouth.

2 I will open my mouth in parables: I will utter dark sayings which have been from the beginning.

3 All which we have heard and known, and our fathers have declared to us.

4 They were not hid from their children to a second generations; the fathers declaring the praises of the Lord, and his mighty acts, and his wonders which he wrought.

5 And he raised up a testimony in Jacob, and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers, to make it known to their children:

6 that another generation might know, even the sons which should be born; and they should arise and declare them to their children.

7 That they might set their hope on God, and not forget the works of God, but diligently seek his commandments.

8 That they should not be as their fathers, a perverse and provoking generation; a generation which set not its heart aright, and its spirit was not steadfast with God.

9 The children of Ephraim, bending and shooting with the bow, turned back in the day of battle.

10 They kept not the covenant of God, and would not walk in his law.

11 And they forgot his benefits, and his miracles which he had shewed them;

12 the miracles which he wrought before their fathers, in the land of Egypt, in the plain of Tanes.

13 He clave the sea, and led them through: he made the waters to stand as in a bottle.

14 And he guided them with a cloud by day, and all the night with a light of fire.

15 he clave a rock in the wilderness, and made them drink as in a great deep.

16 And he brought water out of the rock, and caused waters to flow down as rivers.

17 And they sinned yet more against him; they provoked the Most High in the wilderness.

18 And they tempted God in their hearts, in asking meat for the desire of their souls.

19 They spoke also against God, and said, Will God be able to prepare a table in the wilderness?

20 Forasmuch as he smote the rock, and the waters flowed, and the torrents ran abundantly; will he be able also to give bread, or prepare a table for his people?

21 Therefore the Lord heard, and was provoked: and fire was kindled in Jacob, and wrath went up against Israel.

22 Because they believed not in God, and trusted not in his salvation.

23 Yet he commanded the clouds from above, and opened the doors of heaven,

24 and rained upon them manna to eat, and gave them the bread of heaven.

25 Man ate angels’ bread; he sent them provision to the full.

26 He removed the south wind from heaven; and by his might he brought in the south-west wind.

27 And he rained upon them flesh like dust, and feathered birds like the sand of the seas.

28 And they fell into the midst of their camp, round about their tents.

29 So they ate, and were completely filled; and he gave them their desire.

30 They were not disappointed of their desire: but when their food was yet in their mouth,

31 then the indignation of God rose up against them, and slew the fattest of them, and overthrew the choice men of Israel.

32 In the midst of all this they sinned yet more, and believed not his miracles.

33 And their days were consumed in vanity, and their years with anxiety.

34 When he slew them, they sought him: and they returned and called betimes upon God.

35 And they remembered that God was their helper, and the most high God was their redeemer.

36 Yet they loved him only with their mouth, and lied to him with their tongue.

37 For their heart was not right with him, neither were they steadfast in his covenant.

38 But he is compassionate, and will forgive their sins, and will not destroy them: yea, he will frequently turn away his wrath, and will not kindle all his anger.

 

39 And he remembered that they are flesh; a wind that passes away, and returns not.

40 How often did they provoke him in the wilderness, and anger him in a dry land! 41 Yea, they turned back, and tempted God, and provoked the Holy One of Israel.

42 They remembered not his hand, the day in which he delivered them from the hand of the oppressor.

43 How he had wrought his signs in Egypt, and his wonders in the field of Tanes:

44 and had changed their rivers into blood; and their streams, that they should not drink.

45 He sent against them the dog-fly, and it devoured them; and the frog, and it spoiled them.

 

46 And he gave their fruit to the canker worm, and their labours to the locust.

47 He killed their vines with hail, and their sycamores with frost.

48 And he gave up their cattle to hail, and their substance to the fire.

49 He sent out against them the fury of his anger, wrath, and indignation, and affliction, a message by evil angels.

50 He made a way for his wrath; he spared not their souls from death, but consigned their cattle to death;

 

51 and smote every first-born in the land of Egypt; the first-fruits of their labours in the tents of Cham.

 

52 And he removed his people like sheep; he led them as a flock in the wilderness.

53 And he guided them with hope, and they feared not: but the sea covered their enemies.

 

54 And he brought them in to the mountain of his sanctuary, this mountain which his right hand had purchased.

55 And he cast out the nations from before them, and made them to inherit by a line of inheritance, and made the tribes of Israel to dwell in their tents.

 

56 Yet they tempted and provoked the most high God, and kept not his testimonies.

57 And they turned back, and broke covenant, even as also their fathers: they became like a crooked bow.

 

58 And they provoked him with their high places, and moved him to jealousy with their graven images.

59 God heard and lightly regarded them, and greatly despised Israel.

60 And he rejected the tabernacle of Selom, his tent where he dwelt among men.

61 And he gave their strength into captivity, and their beauty into the enemy’s hand.

62 And he gave his people to the sword; and disdained his inheritance.

63 Fire devoured their young men; and their virgins mourned not.

64 Their priests fell by the sword; and their widows shall not be wept for.

65 So the Lord awaked as one out of sleep, and as a mighty man who has been heated with wine.

66 And he smote his enemies in the hinder parts: he brought on them a perpetual reproach.

67 And he rejected the tabernacle of Joseph, and chose not the tribe of Ephraim;

68 but chose the tribe of Juda, the mount Sion which he loved.

69 And he built his sanctuary as the place of unicorns; he founded it for ever on the earth.

70 He chose David also his servant, and took him up from the flocks of sheep.

71 He took him from following the ewes great with young, to be the shepherd of Jacob his servant, and Israel his inheritance.

72 So he tended them in the innocency of his heart; and guided them by the skillfulness of his hands.

 

 

78

A Psalm for Asaph.

O God, the heathen are come into thine inheritance; they have polluted thy holy temple; they have made Jerusalem a storehouse of fruits.

2 They have given the dead bodies of thy servants to be food for the birds of the sky, the flesh of thy holy ones for the wild beasts of the earth.

3 They have shed their blood as water, round about Jerusalem; and there was none to bury them.

4 We are become a reproach to our neighbours, a scorn and derision to them that are round about us.

5 How long, O Lord? wilt thou be angry for ever? shall thy jealousy burn like fire?

6 Pour out thy wrath upon the heathen that have not known thee, and upon the kingdoms which have not called upon thy name.

7 For they have devoured Jacob, and laid his place waste.

8 Remember not our old transgressions; let thy tender mercies speedily prevent us; for we are greatly impoverished.

9 Help us, O God our Saviour; for the glory of thy name, O Lord, deliver us; and be merciful to our sins, for thy name’s sake.

 

10 Lets haply they should say among the heathen, Where is their God? and let the avenging of thy servant’s blood that has been shed be known among the heathen before our eyes.

11 Let the groaning of the prisoners come in before thee; according to the greatness of thine arm preserve the sons of the slain ones.

 

12 Repay to our neighbours sevenfold into their bosom their reproach, with which they have reproached thee, O Lord.

13 For we are thy people and the sheep of thy pasture; we will give thee thanks for ever; we will declare thy praise throughout all generations.

 

79

For the end, for alternate strains, a testimony for Asaph, a Psalm concerning the Assyrian.

2 Attend, O Shepherd of Israel, who guidest Joseph like a flock; thou who sittest upon the cherubs, manifest thyself;

3 before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasse, stir up thy power, and come to deliver us.

 

4 Turn us, O God, and cause thy face to shine; and we shall be delivered.

5 O Lord God of hosts, how long art thou angry with the prayer of thy servant?

6 Thou wilt feed us with bread of tears; and wilt cause us to drink tears by measure.

7 Thou has made us a strife to our neighbours; and our enemies have mocked at us.

8 Turn us, O Lord God of hosts, and cause thy face to shine; and we shall be saved. (Pause).

 

9 Thou hast transplanted a vine out of Egypt: thou hast cast out the heathen, and planted it.

10 Thou madest a way before it, and didst cause its roots to strike, and the land was filled with it.

 

11 Its shadow covered the mountains, and its shoots equalled the goodly cedars.

12 It sent forth its branches to the sea, and its shoots to the river.

13 Wherefore hast thou broken down its hedge, while all that pass by the way pluck it?

 

14 The boar out of the wood has laid it waste, and the wild beast has devoured it.

15 O God of hosts, turn, we pray thee: look on us from heaven, and behold and visit this vine;

 

16 and restore that which thy right hand has planted: and look on the son of man whom thou didst strengthen for thyself.

17 It is burnt with fire and dug up: they shall perish at the rebuke of thy presence.

18 Let thy hand be upon the man of thy right hand, and upon the son of man whom thou didst strengthen for thyself.

19 So will we not depart from thee: thou shalt quicken us, and we will call upon thy name.

20 Turn us, O Lord God of hosts, and make thy face to shine; and we shall be saved.

 

80

For the end, a Psalm for Asaph, concerning the wine-presses.

2 Rejoice ye in God our helper; shout aloud to the God of Jacob.

3 Take a psalm, and produce the timbrel, the pleasant psaltery with the harp.

4 Blow the trumpet at the new moon, in the glorious day of your feast.

5 For this is an ordinance for Israel, and a statute of the God of Jacob.

6 He made it to be a testimony in Joseph, when he came forth out of the land of Egypt: he heard a language which he understood not.

7 He removed his back from burdens: his hands slaved in making the baskets.

8 Thou didst call upon me in trouble, and I delivered thee; I heard thee in the secret place of the storm: I proved thee at the water of Strife. (Pause).

9 Hear, my people, and I will speak to thee, O Israel; and I will testify to thee: if thou wilt hearken to me;

10 there shall be no new god in thee; neither shalt thou worship a strange god.

11 For I am the Lord thy God, that brought thee out of the land of Egypt: open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it.

12 But my people hearkened not to my voice; and Israel gave no heed to me.

13 So I let them go after the ways of their own hearts: they will go on in their own ways.

 

14 If my people had hearkened to me, if Israel had walked in my ways,

15 I should have put down their enemies very quickly, and should have laid my hand upon those that afflicted them.

16 The Lord’s enemies should have lied to him: but their time shall be for ever.

17 And he fed them with the fat of wheat; and satisfied them with honey out of the rock.

 

81

A Psalm for Asaph.

God stands in the assembly of gods; and in the midst of them will judge gods.

2 How long will ye judge unrighteously, and accept the persons of sinners? (Pause).

3 Judge the orphan and poor: do justice to the low and needy.

4 Rescue the needy, and deliver the poor out of the hand of the sinner.

5 They know not, nor understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth shall be shaken.

6 I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you children of the Most High.

7 But ye die as men, and fall as one of the princes.

 

8 Arise, O God, judge the earth: for thou shalt inherit all nations.

 

82

A Song of a Psalm for Asaph.

2 O God, who shall be compared to thee? be not silent, neither be still, O God.

3 For behold, thine enemies have made a noise; and they that hate thee have lifted up the head.

4 Against thy people they have craftily imagined a device, and have taken counsel against thy saints.

5 They have said, Come, and let us utterly destroy them out of the nation; and let the name of Israel be remembered no more at all.

6 For they have taken counsel together with one consent: they have made a confederacy against thee;

7 even the tents of the Idumeans, and the Ismaelites; Moab, and the Agarenes;

8 Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalec; the Philistines also, with them that dwell at Tyre.

9 Yea, Assur too is come with them: they have become a help to the children of Lot. (Pause).

 

10 Do thou to them as to Madiam, and to Sisera; as to Jabin at the brook of Kison.

11 They were utterly destroyed at Aendor: they became as dung for the earth.

12 Make their princes as Oreb and Zeb, and Zebee and Salmana; even all their princes:

 

13 who said, let us take to ourselves the altar of God as an inheritance.

14 O my God, make them as a wheel; as stubble before the face of the wind.

15 As fire which shall burn up a wood, as the flame may consume the mountains;

16 so shalt thou persecute them with thy tempest, and trouble them in thine anger.

17 Fill their faces with dishonour; so shall they seek thy name, O Lord.

18 Let them be ashamed and troubled for evermore; yea, let them be confounded and destroyed.

 

19 And let them know that thy name is Lord; that thou alone art Most High over all the earth.

 

83

For the end, a Psalm for the sons of Core, concerning the wine-presses.

2 How amiable are thy tabernacles, O Lord of hosts!

 

3 My soul longs, and faints for the courts of the Lord: my heart and my flesh have exulted in the living god.

 

4 Yea, the sparrow has found himself a home, and the turtle-dove a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, even thine altars, O Lord of hosts, my King, and my God.

5 Blessed are they that dwell in thy house: they will praise thee evermore. (Pause).

6 Blessed is the man whose help is of thee, O Lord; in his heart he has purposed to go up

7 the valley of weeping, to the place which he has appointed, for there the law-giver will grant blessings.

8 They shall go from strength to strength: the God of gods shall be seen in Sion.

9 O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer: hearken, O God of Jacob. (Pause).

 

10 Behold, O God our defender, and look upon the face of thine anointed.

11 For one day in thy courts is better than thousands. I would rather be an abject in the house of God, than dwell in the tents of sinners.

 

12 For the Lord loves mercy and truth: God will give grace and glory: the Lord will not withhold good things from them that walk in innocence.

13 O Lord of hosts, blessed is the man that trusts in thee.

 

84

For the end, a Psalm for the sons of Core.

2 O Lord, thou has taken pleasure in thy land: thou hast turned back the captivity of Jacob.

3 Thou hast forgiven thy people their transgressions; thou has covered all their sins. (Pause).

4 Thou has caused all thy wrath to cease: thou hast turned from thy fierce anger.

5 Turn us, O God of our salvation, and turn thy anger away from us.

6 Wouldest thou be angry with us for ever? or wilt thou continue thy wrath from generation to generation?

7 O God, thou wilt turn and quicken us; and thy people shall rejoice in thee.

8 Shew us thy mercy, O Lord, and grant us thy salvation.

9 I will hear what the Lord God will say concerning me: for he shall speak peace to his people, and to his saints, and to those that turn their heart toward him.

 

10 Moreover his salvation is near them that fear him; that glory may dwell in our land.

 

11 Mercy and truth are met together: righteousness and peace have kissed each other.

12 Truth has sprung out of the earth; and righteousness has looked down from heaven.

13 For the Lord will give goodness; and our land shall yield her fruit.

14 Righteousness shall go before him; and shall set his steps in the way.

 

 85

A Prayer of David.

O Lord, incline thine ear, and hearken to me; for I am poor and needy.

2 Preserve my soul, for I am holy; save thy servant, O God, who hopes in thee.

3 Pity me, O Lord: for to thee will I cry all the day.

 

4 Rejoice the sold of thy servant: for to thee, O Lord, have I lifted up my soul.

5 For thou, O Lord, art kind, and gentle; and plenteous in mercy to all that call upon thee.

6 Give ear to my prayer, o Lord; and attend to the voice of my supplication.

7 In the day of my trouble I cried to thee: for thou didst hear me.

8 There is none like to thee, O Lord, among the god; and there are no works like to thy works.

9 All nations whom thou hast made shall come, and shall worship before thee, O Lord; and shall glorify thy name.

10 For thou art great, and doest wonders: thou art the only and the great God.

11 Guide me, O Lord, in thy way, and I will walk in thy truth: let my heart rejoice, that I may fear thy name.

12 I will give thee thanks, O Lord my God, with all my heart; and I will glorify thy name for ever.

 

13 For thy mercy is great toward me; and thou hast delivered my soul from the lowest hell.

14 O God, transgressors have risen up against me, and an assembly of violent men have sought my life; and have not set thee before them.

15 But thou, O Lord God, art compassionate and merciful, long-suffering, and abundant in mercy and true.

16 Look thou upon me, and have mercy upon me: give thy strength to thy servant, and save the son of thine handmaid.

17 Establish with me a token for good; and let them that hate me see it and be ashamed; because thou, O Lord, hast helped me, and comforted me.

 

86

A Psalm of a Song for the sons of Core.

His foundations are in the holy mountains.

2 The Lord loves the gates of Sion, more than all the tabernacles of Jacob.

3 Glorious things have been spoken of thee, O city of God. (Pause).

4 I will make mention of Raab and Babylon to them that know me: behold also the Philistines, and Tyre, and the people of the Ethiopians: these were born there.

5 A man shall say, Sion is my mother; and such a man was born in her; and the Highest himself has founded her.

6 The Lord shall recount it in the writing of the people, and of these princes that were born in her. (Pause).

7 The habitation of all them that rejoice is in Thee.

 

87

A song of a Psalm for the sons of Core for the end, upon Maeleth for responsive strains, of instruction for Æman the Israelite.

2 O Lord God of my salvation, I have cried by day and in the night before thee.

3 Let my prayer come in before thee; incline thine ear to my supplication, O Lord.

4 For my soul is filled with troubles, and my life has drawn nigh to Hades.

5 I have been reckoned with them that go down to the pit; I became as a man without help; free among the dead,

6  as the slain ones cast out, who sleep in the tomb; whom thou rememberest no more; and they are rejected from thy hand.

7 They laid me in the lowest pit, in dark places, and in the shadow of death.

8 Thy wrath has pressed heavily upon me, and thou hast brought upon me all thy billows. (Pause).

 

9 Thou hast removed my acquaintance far from me; they have made me an abomination to themselves; I have been delivered up, and have not gone forth.

10 Mine eyes are dimmed from poverty; but I cried to thee, O Lord, all the day; I spread forth my hands to thee.

11 Wilt thou work wonders for the dead? or shall physicians raise them up, that they shall praise thee?

12 Shall any one declare thy mercy in the tomb? and thy truth in destruction?

13 Shall thy wonders be known in darkness? and thy righteousness in a forgotten land?

14 But I cried to thee, O Lord; and in the morning shall my prayer prevent thee.

15 Wherefore, O Lord, dost thou reject my prayer, and turn thy face away from me?

16 I am poor and in troubles from my youth; and having been exalted, I was brought low and into despair.

17 Thy wrath has passed over me; and thy terrors have greatly disquieted me.

18 They compassed me like water; all the day they beset me together.

19 Thou hast put far from me every friend, and mine acquaintances because of my wretchedness.

 

88

A Psalm of instruction for Ætham the Israelite.

2 I will sing of thy mercies, O Lord, for ever: I will declare thy truth with my mouth to all generations.

  

3 For thou hast said, Mercy shall be built up for ever: thy truth shall be established in the heavens.

4 I made a covenant with my chosen ones, I sware unto David my servant.

5 I will establish thy seed for ever, and build up thy throne to all generations. (Pause).

 

6 The heavens shall declare thy wonders, O Lord; and thy truth in the assembly of the saints.

7 For who in the heavens shall be compared to the Lord? and who shall be likened to the Lord among the sons of God?

8 God is glorified in the council of the saints; great and terrible toward all that are round about him.

9 O Lord God of hosts, who is like to thee? thou art mighty, O Lord, and thy truth is round about thee.

10 Thou rulest the power of the sea; and thou calmest the tumult of its waves.

11 Thou has brought down the proud as one that is slain; and with the arm of thy power thou has scattered thine enemies.

12 The heavens are thine, and the earth is thine: thou hast founded the world, and the fullness of it.

 

13 Thou hast created the north and the west: Thabor and Hermon shall rejoice in thy name.

 

14 Thine is the mighty arm: let thy hand be strengthened, let thy right hand be exalted.

15 Justice and judgment are the establishment of thy throne: mercy and truth shall go before thy face.

 

16 Blessed is the people that knows the joyful sound: they shall walk, O Lord, in the light of thy countenance.

17 And in thy name shall they rejoice all the day: and in thy righteousness shall they be exalted.

18 For thou art the boast of their strength; and in thy good pleasure shall our horn be exalted,

19 for our help is of the Lord; and of the Holy One of Israel, our king.

20 Then thou spokest in vision to thy children, and saidst, I have laid help on a mighty one; I have exalted one chosen out of my people.

21 I have found David my servant; I have anointed him by my holy mercy.

22 For my hand shall support him; and mine arm shall strengthen him.

23 The enemy shall have no advantage against him; and the son of transgression shall not hurt him again.

24 And I will hew down his foes before him, and put to flight those that hate him.

 

25 But my truth and my mercy shall be with him; and in my name shall his horn be exalted.

 

26 And I will set his hand in the sea, and his right hand in the rivers.

27 He shall call upon me, saying, Thou art my Father, my God, and the helper of my salvation.

28 And I will make him my first-born, higher than the kings of the earth.

29 I will keep my mercy for him for ever, and my covenant shall be firm with him.

30 And I will establish his seed for ever and ever, and his throne as the days of heaven.

 

31 If his children should forsake my law, and walk not in my judgments;

32 if they should profane my ordinances, and not keep my commandments;

33 I will visit their transgressions with a rod, and their sins with scourges.

34 But my mercy I will not utterly remove from him, nor wrong my truth.

35 Neither will I by any means profane my covenant; and I will not make void the things that proceed out of my lips.

36 Once have I sworn by my holiness, that I will not lie to David.

37 His see shall endure for ever, and his throne as the sun before me;

38 and as the moon that is established for ever, and as the faithful witness in heaven. (Pause).

39 But thou hast cast off and set at nought, thou has rejected thine anointed.

40 Thou hast overthrown the covenant of thy servant; thou has profaned his sanctuary, casting it to the ground.

41 Thou hast broken down all his hedges; thou hast made his strong holds a terror.

42 All that go by the way have spoiled him: he is become a reproach to his neighbours.

43 Thou hast exalted the right hand of his enemies; thou hast made all his enemies to rejoice.

44 Thou hast turned back the help of his sword, and hast not helped him in the battle.

45 Thou hast deprived him of glory: thou hast broken down his throne to the ground.

46 Thou hast shortened the days of his throne: thou hast poured shame upon him. (Pause).

47 How long, O Lord, wilt thou turn away, for ever? shall thine anger flame out as fire?

48 Remember what my being is: for hast thou created all the sons of men in vain?

49 What man is there who shall live, and not see death? shall any one deliver his soul from the hand of Hades? (Pause).

50 Where are thine ancient mercies, O Lord, which thou swarest to David in thy truth?

51 Remember, O Lord, the reproach of thy servants, which I have borne in my bosom, even the reproach of many nations;

52 wherewith thine enemies have reviled, O Lord: wherewith they have reviled the recompense of thine anointed.

53 Blessed be the Lord for ever. So be it, so be it.

 

 

89

A Prayer of Moses the man of God.

Lord, thou hast been our refuge in all generations.

 

2 Before the mountains existed, and before the earth and the world were formed, even from age to age, Thou art.

3 Turn not man back to his low place, whereas thou saidst, Return, ye sons of men?

4 For a thousand years in thy sight are as the yesterday which is past, and as a watch in the night.

5 Years shall be vanity to them: let the morning pass away as grass.

6 In the morning let it flower, and pass away: in the evening let it droop, let it be withered and dried up.

7 For we have perished in thine anger, and in thy wrath we have been troubled.

8 Thou hast set our transgressions before thee: our age is in the light of thy countenance.

9 For all our days are gone, and we have passed away in thy wrath: our years have spun out their tale as a spider.

10 As for the days of our years, in them are seventy years; and if men should be in strength, eighty years: and the greater part of them would be labour and trouble; for weakness overtakes us, and we shall be chastened.

11 Who knows the power of thy wrath? and who knows how to number his days because of the fear of thy wrath?

12  So manifest thy right hand, and those that are instructed in wisdom in the heart.

13 Return, O Lord, how long? and be intreated concerning thy servants.

14 We have been satisfied in the morning with thy mercy; and we did exult and rejoice: let us rejoice in all our days,

15  in return for the days wherein thou didst afflict us, the years wherein we saw evil.

16 And look upon thy servants, and upon thy works; and guide their children.

17 And let the brightness of the Lord our God be upon us: and do thou direct for us the works of our hands, yea, the works of our hands do thou direct for us.

 

 

90

Praise of a Song, by David.

He that dwells in the help of the Highest, shall sojourn under the shelter of the God of heaven.

2 He shall say to the Lord, Thou art my helper and my refuge: my God; I will hope in him.

3 For he shall deliver thee from the snare of the hunters, from every troublesome matter.

4 He shall overshadow thee with his shoulders, and thou shalt trust under his wings: his truth shall cover thee with a shield.

5 Thou shalt not be afraid of terror by night; nor of the arrow flying by day;

6 nor of the evil thing that walks in darkness; nor of calamity, and the evil spirit at noon-day.

7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.

8 Only with thine eyes shalt thou observe and see the reward of sinners.

9 For thou, O Lord, art my hope: thou, my soul, hast made the Most High thy refuge.

10 No evils shall come upon thee, and no scourge shall draw night to thy dwelling.

11 For he shall give his angels charge concerning thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.

12 They shall bear thee up on their hands, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.

13 Thou shalt tread on the asp and basilisk: and thou shalt trample on the lion and dragon.

14 For he has hoped in me, and I will deliver him: I will protect him, because he has known my name.

15 He shall call upon me, and I will hearken to him: I am with him in affliction; and I will deliver him, and glorify him.

16 I will satisfy him with length of days, and shew him my salvation.

 

91

A Psalm of a Song for the Sabbath-day.

2 It is a good thing to give thanks to the Lord, and to sing praises to thy name, O thou Most High;

3 to proclaim thy mercy in the morning, and thy truth by night,

4 on a psaltery of ten strings, with a song on the harp.

5 For thou, O Lord, hast made me glad with thy work: and in the operations of thy hands will I exult.

6 How have thy works been magnified, O Lord! thy thoughts are very deep.

7 A foolish man will not know, and a senseless man will not understand this.

8 When the sinners spring up as the grass, and all the workers of iniquity have watched; it is that they may be utterly destroyed for ever.

 

9 But thou, O Lord, art most high for ever.

10 For, behold, thine enemies shall perish; and all the workers of iniquity shall be scattered.

 

11  But my horn shall be exalted as the horn of a unicorn; and mine old age with rich mercy.

12 And mine eye has seen mine enemies, and mine ear shall hear the wicked that rise up against me.

 

13 The righteous shall flourish as a palm-tree: he shall be increased as the cedar in Libanus.

14 They that are planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God.

15 Then shall they be increased in a fine old age; and they shall be prosperous; that they may declare

16 that the Lord my God is righteous, and there is no iniquity in him.

 

92

For the day before the Sabbath, when the land was first inhabited, the praise of a Song by David.

The Lord reigns; he has clothed himself with honour: the Lord has clothed and girded himself with strength; for he has established the world, which shall not be moved.

2 Thy throne is prepared of old: thou art from everlasting.

3 The rivers have lifted up, O Lord, the rivers have lifted up their voices,

 

4 at the voices of many waters: the billows of the sea are wonderful: the Lord is wonderful in high places.

 

5 Thy testimonies are made very sure: holiness becomes thine house, O Lord, for ever.

 

 

93

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

The Lord is a God of vengeance; the God of vengeance has declared himself.

2 Be thou exalted, thou that judgest the earth: render a reward to the proud.

3 How long shall sinners, O Lord, how long shall sinners boast?

4 They will utter and speak unrighteousness; all the workers of iniquity will speak so.

5 They have afflicted thy people, O Lord, and hurt thine heritage.

6 They have slain the widow and fatherless, and murdered the stranger.

7 And they said, The Lord shall not see, neither shall the God of Jacob understand.

8 Understand now, ye simple among the people; and ye fools, at length be wise.

9 He that planted the ear, does he not hear? or he that formed the eye, does not he perceive?

10 He that chastises the heathen, shall not he punish, even he that teaches man knowledge?

11 The Lord knows the thoughts of men, that they are vain.

12 Blessed is the man whomsoever thou shalt chasten, O Lord, and shalt teach him out of thy law;

13 to give him rest from evil days, until a pit be digged for the sinful one.

14 For the Lord will not cast off his people, neither will he forsake his inheritance;

15 until righteousness return to judgment, and all the upright in heart shall follow it. (Pause).

 

16 Who will rise up for me against the transgressors? or who will stand up with me against the workers of iniquity?

17 If the Lord had not helped me, my soul had almost sojourned in Hades.

18 If I said, My foot has been moved; thy mercy, O Lord, helped me.

19 O Lord, according to the multitude of my griefs within my heart, thy consolation have soothed my soul.

20 Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with thee, which frames mischief by an ordinance?

21 They will hunt for the soul of the righteous, and condemn innocent blood.

22 But the Lord was my refuge; and my God the helper of my hope.

23 And he will recompense to them their iniquity and their wickedness: the Lord our God shall utterly destroy them.

 

94

The praise of a Song by David.

Come, let us exult in the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to God our Saviour.

2 Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise to him with psalms.

3 For the Lord is a great God, and a great king over all gods: for the Lord will not cast off his people.

4 For the ends of the earth are in his hands; and the heights of the mountains are his.

5 For the sea is his, and he made it: and is hands formed the dry land.

6 Come, let us worship and fall down before him; and weep before the Lord that made us.

 

7 For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand.

8 To-day, if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, according to the day of irritation in the wilderness:

 

9 where your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my works.

10 Forty years was I grieved with this generation, and said, They do always err in their heart, and they have not known my ways.

11 So I sware in my wrath, They shall not enter into my rest.

 

95

When the house was built after the Captivity, a Song of David.

Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth.

2 Sing to the Lord, bless his name: proclaim his salvation from day to day.

 

3 Publish his glory among the Gentiles, his wonderful works among all people.

4 For the Lord is great, and greatly to be praised: he is terrible above all gods.

5 For all the gods of the heathen are devils: but the Lord made the heavens.

6 Thanksgiving and beauty are before him: holiness and majesty are in his sanctuary.

 

7 Bring to the Lord, ye families of the Gentiles, bring to the Lord glory and honour.

8 Bring to the Lord the glory becoming his name: take offerings, and go into his courts.

9 Worship the Lord in his holy court: let all the earth tremble before him.

10 Say among the heathen, The Lord reigns: for he has established the world so that it shall not be moved: he shall judge the people in righteousness.

11 Let the heavens rejoice, and the earth exult; let the sea be moved, and the fullness of it.

 

12 The plains shall rejoice, and all things in them: then shall all the trees of the wood exult before the presence of the Lord:  πρὸ προσώπου τοῦ Κυρίου,

13 for he comes, for he comes to judge the earth; he shall judge the world in righteousness, and the people with his truth.

 

96

For David, when his land is established.

The Lord reigns, let the earth exult, let many islands rejoice.

2 Cloud, and darkness are round about him; righteousness and judgment are the establishment of his throne.

3 Fire shall go before him, and burn up his enemies round about.

4 His lightnings appeared to the world; the earth saw, and trembled.

5 The mountains melted like wax at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.

6 The heavens have declared his righteousness, and all the people have seen his glory.

7 Let all that worship graven images be ashamed, who boast of their idols; worship him, all ye his angels.

 

 

8 Sion heard and rejoiced; and the daughters of Judea exulted, because of thy judgments, O Lord.

 

9 For thou art Lord most high over all the earth; thou art greatly exalted above all gods.

10 Ye that love the Lord, hate evil; the Lord preserves the souls of his saints; he shall deliver them from the hand of sinners.

11 Light is sprung up for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart.

12 Rejoice in the Lord, ye righteous; and give thanks for a remembrance of his holiness.

 

97

A Psalm of David.

Sing to the Lord a new song; for the Lord has wrought wonderful works, his right hand, and his holy arm, have wrought salvation for him.

2 The Lord has made known his salvation, he has revealed his righteousness in the sight of the nations.

3 He has remembered his mercy to Jacob, and his truth to the house of Israel; all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.

4 Shout to God, all the earth; sing, and exult, and sing psalms.

5 Sing to the Lord with a harp, with a harp, and the voice of a psalm.

6 With trumpets of metal, and the sound of a trumpet of horn make a joyful noise to the Lord before the king.

7 Let the sea be moved, and the fullness of it; the world, and they that dwell in it.

8 The rivers shall clap their hands together; the mountains shall exult.

9 For he is come to judge the earth; he shall judge the world in righteousness, and the nations in uprightness.

 98

A Psalm of David.

The Lord reigns; let the people rage; it is he that sits upon the cherubs, let the earth be moved.

2 The Lord is great in Sion, and is high over all the people.

3 Let them give thanks to thy great name; for it is terrible and holy.

4 And the king’s honour loves judgment; thou hast prepared equity, thou hast wrought judgment and justice in Jacob.

5 Exalt ye the Lord our God, and worship at his footstool; for he is holy.

6 Moses and Aaron among his priests, and Samuel among them that call upon his name; they called upon the Lord, and he heard them.

 

7 He spoke to them in a pillar of cloud; they kept his testimonies, and the ordinances which he gave them.

 

8 O Lord our God, thou heardest them; O God, thou becamest propitious to them, though thou didst take vengeance on all their devices.

9 Exalt ye the Lord our God, and worship at his holy mountain; for the Lord our God is holy.

 

 

99

A Psalm for Thanksgiving.

Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth.

2 Serve the Lord with gladness; come before his presence with exultation.

3 Know that the Lord he is God; he made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with hymns; give thanks to him, praise his name.

5 For the Lord is good, his mercy is for ever; and his truth endures to generation and generation.

 

 

100

A Psalm of David.

I will sing to thee, O Lord, of mercy and judgment;

2 I will sing and be wise in a blameless way. When wilt thou come to me? I walked in the innocence of my heart, in the midst of my house.

3 I have not set before mine eyes any unlawful ting; I have hated transgressors. A perverse heart has not cleaved to me;

4  I have not known an evil man, forasmuch as he turns away from me.

5 Him that privily speaks against his neighbour, him have I driven from me: he that is proud in look and insatiable in heart, —with him I have not eaten.

6 Mine eyes shall be upon the faithful of the land, that they may dwell with me: he that walked in a perfect way, the same ministered to me.

7 The proud doer dwelt not in the midst of my house; the unjust speaker prospered not in my sight.

 

8 Early did I slay all the sinners of the land, that I might destroy out of the city of the Lord all that work iniquity.


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