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rising of the sun unto the going down thereof.
2 Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God hath shined.
3 Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence: a fire shall devour before him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about him.
4. He shall call to the heavens from above, and to the earth, that he may judge his people:
5 Gather my saints together unto me; those that have made a covenant with me by sacrifice.
6. And the heavens shall declare his righteousness : for God is judge himself. Selah.
7 Hear, O my people, and I will speak; O Israel, and I will testify against thee : I am God, even thy God.
8 I will not reprove thee for thy sacrifices, or thy burnt-offerings, to have been continually before me.
9 I will take no bullock out of thy house, nor he-goats out of thy folds :
10 For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon a thousand hills.
11 I know all the fowls of the morn
tains; and the wild beasts of the field are mine.
12 If I were hungry, I would not tell thee: for the world is mine, and the fulness thereof.
13 Will I eat the flesh of bulls, or drink the blood of goats ?
14 Offer unto God thanksgiving ; and pay thy vows unto the most High:
15 And call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me,
16 But unto the wicked God saith, What hast thou to do to declare my statutes, or that 'thou shouldest take my covenant in thy mouth ?
17 Seeing thou hatest instruction, and castest my words behind thee,
18 When thou sawest a thief, then thou consentedst with him, and hast been partaker with adulterers,
19 Thou givest thy mouth to evil, and thy tongue frameth deceit.
20 Thou sittest and speakest against thy brother; thou slanderest thine own mo.:
21 These things hast thou done, and 1. kept silence; thou thoughtest that I was
altogether such an one as thyself; but I will reprove thee, and set them in order before thine eyes.
22 Now consider this, ye that forget God, lest I tear you in pieces, and there be none to deliver.
23 Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me: and to him that ordereth his conversation aright will I shew the salvation of God.
mercy upon me, O God, accordLing to thy loving-kindness; according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.
2 Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.
3 For I acknowledge my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me.
4 Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight; that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest.
5 Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.
6 Behold, thou desirest truth in the in
ward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom.
7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
8 Make me to hear joy and gladness : that the bones which thou hast broken miy rejoice.
9 Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities.
10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.
11 Cast me not away from thy presence, and take not thy holy spirit from me.
12 Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.
13 Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee.
14 Deliver me from blood-guiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation, and my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness.
15 O Lord, open thou my lips : and my mouth shall shew forth thy praise.
16 For thou desirest not sacrifice, else would I give it; thou delightest not in burnt offering
17 The sacrifices of God are a broken
spirit ; a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.
18 Do good in thy good pleasure unto Zion : build thou the walls of Jerusalem.
19 Then shalt thou be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness, with burnt-offering, and whole burnt-offering : then shall they offer bullocks upon thine altar.
HY boasteth thou thyself in mischief,
mighty man? the goodness of God endureth continually.
2 Thy tongue deviseth mischiefs, like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.
3 Thou lovest evil more than good, and lying rather than to speak righteousness. Selah.
4 Thou lovest all devouring words, 0 thou deceitful tongue.
5 God shall likewise destroy thee for ever: he shall take thee away, and pluck thee out of thy dwelling place, and root thee out of the land of the living. Selah. · 6 The righteous also shall see, and fear, and shall laugh at him,
7 Lo, this is the man that made not God