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the princes of Zabulon, and the princes of Nephthali.
28 Thy God hath sent forth strength for thee : stablish the thing, O God, that Thou hast wrought in us,
29 For Thy temple's sake at Jerusalem : so shall kings bring presents unto Thee.
30 When the company of the spear-men, and multitude of the mighty are scattered abroad among the beasts of the people, so that they humbly bring pieces of silver : and when He hath scattered the people that delight in war;
31 Then shall the princes come out of Egypt: the Morians' land shall soon stretch out her hands unto God.
32 Sing unto God, O ye kingdoms of the earth :0 sing praises unto the Lord ;
33 Who sitteth in the heavens over all from the beginning : lo, He doth send out His voice, yea, and that a mighty voice,
34 Ascribe ye the power to God over Israel : His worship, and strength is in the clouds.
35 O God, wonderful art Thou in Thy holy places : even the God of Israel; He will give strength and power unto His people; blessed be God.
FIRST PORTION. PSALM LXIX. Salvum me fac. CAVE me, O God : for the waters are
come in, even unto my soul. 2 I stick fast in the deep mire, where no
ground is : I am come into deep waters, so that the floods run over me.
3 I am weary of crying; my throat is dry : my sight faileth me for waiting so long upon my God.'
4 They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of my head : they that are mine enemies, and would destroy me guiltless, are mighty.
5 I paid them the things that I never took : God, Thou knowest my simpleness, and my faults are not hid from Thee.
6 Let not them that trust in Thee, O Lord God of hosts, be ashamed for my cause : let not those that seek Thee be confounded through me, O Lord God of Israel.
7 And why? for Thy sake have I suffered reproof : shame hath covered my face.
8 I am become a stranger unto my brethren : even an alien unto my mother's children.'
9 For the zeal of Thine house hath even eaten me : and the rebukes of them that rebuked Thee are fallen upon me.
10 I wept, and chastened myself with fasting : and that was turned to my re
- 11 I put on sackcloth also : and they jested upon me.
12 They that sit in the gate speak against me : and the drunkards make songs upon me.
13 But, Lord, I make my prayer unto Thee : in an acceptable time.
14 Hear me, o God, in the multitude of
Thy mercy : even in the truth of Thy sal. vation.
15 Take me out of the mire, that I sink not: 0 let me be delivered from them that hate me, and out of the deep waters.
16 Let not the water-flood drown me, neither let the deep swallow me up : and let not the pit shut her mouth upon me.
17 Hear me, O Lord, for Thy loving. kindness is comfortable : turn Thee unto me according to the multitude of Thy mercies.
18 And hide not Thy face from Thy servant, for I am in trouble : 0 haste Thee, and hear me.
19 Draw nigh unto my soul, and save it : O deliver me, because of mine enemies.
20 Thou hast known my reproof, my shame, and my dishonour : mine adversaries are all in Thy sight.
21 Reproach hath broken my heart; I am full of heaviness : I looked for some to have pity on me, but there was no man, neither found I any to comfort me.
22 They gaye me gall to eat : and when I was thirsty they gave me vinegar to drink,
23 Let their table be made a snare to take themselves withal: and let the things that should have been for their wealth be unto them an occasion of falling.
24. Let their eyes be blinded that they see not: and ever bow Thou down their backs.
25 Pour out Thine indignation upon them : and let Thy wrathful displeasure take hold of them...
26 Let their habitation be void : and no man to dwell in their tents.
27 For they persecute him whom Thou hast smitten : and they talk how they may vex them whom Thou hast wounded.
28 Let them fall from one wickedness to another : and not come into Thy righteousness.
29 Let them be wiped out of the book of the living : and not be written among the righteous.
30 As for me, when I am poor and in heaviness: Thy help, O God, shall lift me up.
31 I will praise the Name of God with a song : and magnify it with thanksgiving.
32 This also shall please the Lord : better than a bullock that hath horns and hoofs.
33 The humble shall consider this, and be glad : seek ye after God, and your soul shall live.
34 For the Lord heareth the poor : and despiseth not His prisoners.
35 Let heaven and earth praise Him : the sea, and all that moveth therein.
36 For God will save Sion, and build the cities of Judah : that men may dwell there, and have it in possession.
37 The posterity also of His servants shall inherit it: and they that love His Name shall dwell therein.'
make haste to help me, O Lord.
2 Let them be ashamed and confounded that seek after my soul : let them be turned backward and put to confusion that wish me evil.
3 Let them for their reward be soon brought to shame : that cry over me, There, there.
4 But let all those that seek Thee be joyful and glad in Thee ; and let all such as delight in Thy salvation say alway, The Lord be praised.
5 As for me, I am poor and in misery : haste Thee unto me, O God.
6 Thou art my helper, and my redeemer: O Lord, make no long tarrying.
PSALM LXXI. In te, Domine, speravi. TN Thee, O Lord, have I put my trust, 1 let me never be put to confusion : but rid me, and deliver me, in Thy righteousness; incline Thine ear unto me, and save me.
2 Be Thou my strong hold, whereunto I may alway resort: Thou hast promised to help me, for Thou art my house of defence, and my castle.
3 Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the ungodly: out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.
4 For Thou, O Lord God, art the thing that I long for : Thou art my hope, even from my youth.
5 Through Thee have I been holden up ever since I was born : Thou art He that