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Incline thine ear unto me, and hear my speech. Shew thy marvellous lovingkindness, O thou that
savest by thy right hand them which put their trust
in thee From those that rise up against them. Keep me as the apple of the eye, Hide me under the shadow of thy wings, From the wicked that oppress me, From my deadly enemies, who compass me about. They are inclosed in their own fat: With their mouth they speak proudly. They have now com passed us in our steps: They have set their eyes bowing down to the earth; Like as a lion that is greedy of his prey, And as it were a young lion lurking in secret places. Arise, O Lord, disappoint him, cast him down: Deliver my soul from the wicked, which is thy sword: From men which are thy hand, O Lord, From men of the world, which have their portion
in this life, And whose belly thou fillest with thy hid treasure: They are full of children, And leave the rest of their substance to their babes. As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness.
To the chief Musician
A Psalm of David The servant of the Lord, who spake unto the Lord the words of this song in the day that the Lord delivered him from the hand of all his enemies, and from the hand of Saul: And he said I Will love thee, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my de
liverer; My God, my strength, in whom I will trust; My buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my
high tower. I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised: So shall I be saved from mine enemies. The sorrows of death com passed me, And the floods of ungodly men made me afraid. The sorrows of hell com passed me about: The snares of death prevented me. In my distress I called upon the Lord, And cried unto my God: He heard my voice out of his temple, And my cry came before him, even into his ears. Then the earth shook and trembled; The foundations also of the hills moved And were shaken, because he was wroth. There went up a smoke out of his nostrils,
And fire out of his mouth devoured:
strong for me. They prevented me in the day of my calamity:
But the Lord was my stay.
According to the cleanness of my hands hath he re
com pensed me. For I have kept the ways of the Lord, And have not wickedly departed from my
God. For all his judgments were before me, And I did not put away his statutes from me. I was also upright before him, And I kept myself from mine iniquity. Therefore hath the Lord recompensed me according
to my righteousness, According to the cleanness of my hands in his
eyesight. With the merciful thou wilt shew thyself merciful; With an upright man thou wilt shew thyself upright; With the pure thou wilt shew thyself pure; And with the froward thou wilt shew thyself fro
. For by thee I have run through a troop;
And by my God have I leaped over a wall.
hands to war,
my feet did not slip. I have pursued mine enemies, and overtaken them: Neither did I turn again till they were consumed. I have wounded them that they were not able to rise: They are fallen under
feet. For thou hastgirded me with strength unto the battle: Thou hast subdued under me those that rose up
against me. Thou hast also given me the necks of mine enemies; That I might destroy them that hate me. They cried, but there was none to save them: