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The Psalmes of David

From the Hebrew David means “beloved”

The First Psalme
     O' Blessed is the man that goes not in the counsel of the ungodly: that abides not in the way of sinners, and sits in the seat of the scornful.
     But delights in the law of the Lord, and excercises himself in his law, both day and night.
     Such a man is like a tree planted by the water side, that brings forth his fruit in due season.
     His leaves shall not fall off, and look whatsoever he does, it shall prosper.
     As for the ungodly, it is not with them: but they are like the dust, which the wind scatters away from the ground.
     Therefore the ungodly shall not be able to stand in the judgment, neither the sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
     For the Lord allows the way of the righteous, but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

The Second Psalme
     Why do the heathen grudge? Why do the people imagine a vain things?
     The kings of the earth stand up, and the rulers are come together, against the Lord, and against his anointed.
     Let us break their bonds asunder, and cast away their yoke from us.
     Nevertheless he that dwells in heaven, shall laugh them to scorn: yes even the Lord himself shall have them in derision. *derision = ridicule, contempt, mockery. RN
     Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.
     Yet have I set my King upon my holy hill of Sion.
     As for me, I will preach the law, whereof the Lord has said unto me: You are my son, this day have I begotten you. Desire of me, and I shall give you the Heathen for your inheritance, Yes the uttermost parts of the world for your possession.
     You shall rule them with a rod of iron, and break them in pieces like an earthen vessel.
     Be wise now therefore, O you kings, be warned, you judges of the earth.
     Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice before him with reverence.
     Kiss the Son, least the Lord be angry, and so you perish from the right way.
     For his wrath shall be kindled shortly: blessed are all they that put their trust in him.

The Third Psalme
     Why are they so many, O' Lord, that trouble me? a great multitude are they, that rise against me.
     Yes many one there be that say of my soul: There is no help for him in God. *Selah.
     But you, O' Lord, are my defender, my worship, and the lifter up of my head.
     I call upon the Lord with my voice, and he hears me out of his holy hill. Selah.
     I laid me down and slept, but I rose up again, for the Lord sustained me.
     I am not afraid for thousands of the people, that compass me round about.
     Up Lord, and help me, O' my God: for you smite all mine enemies upon the cheek bones, and break the teeth of the ungodly.
Help belongs unto the Lord, therefore let your blessing be upon your people.
*Selah: this word marks open expression, of an extreme desire within the heart. RN

The Fourth Psalme
To the Chaunter in Neginoth
     Hear me when I call, O' God of my righteousness: you that comfort me in my trouble: have mercy upon me, and harken unto my prayer.
     O you sons of men, how long will you blaspheme my honor? why have you such pleasure in vanity, and seek after lies? Selah.
     Know this, that the Lord deals marvelously with his saint: and when I call upon the Lord, he hears me.
     Be angry, but sin not: come with your own hearts upon your beds, and remember yourselves. Selah.
     Offer the sacrifice of righteousness, and put your trust in the Lord.
     There be many that say: Who will do us any good? Lord, lift up upon us the light of your countenance.
     You rejoice mine heart, though their increase be great both in corn and wine.
     Therefore will I lay me down in peace, and take my rest: for you, Lord only set me in a sure dwelling.

The Fifth Psalme
To the Chaunter in Nehiloth
     Hear my words (O' Lord) consider my calling.
     O' mark the voice of my petition, my King and my God, for unto you will I make my prayer.
     Hear my voice by times (O' Lord) for early in the morning I will get me unto you, and that with diligence.
     For you are not the God that has pleasure in wickedness, there may no ungodly person dwell with you.
     Such as be cruel may not stand in your sight, you are an enemy of all wicked doers.
     You destroyed the liars: the Lord abhors the blood thirsty and deceitful.
     But as for me, I will come into your house, even upon the multitude of your mercy: and in your fear will I worship toward your holy temple.
     Lead me (O Lord) in your righteousness because of mine enemies, and make your way plain before me.
     For there is no faithfulness in their mouths: they disassemble in their hearts: their throat is an open sepulcher: with their tongues they deceive.
     Punish them (O' God) that they perish in their own imaginations: cast them out because of the multitude of their ungodliness, for they rebel against you.
     Again, let all them that put their trust in you, rejoice: let them ever be giving of thanks, because you defend them: that they which love your name, may be joyful in you.
     For you Lord give your blessing unto the righteous: and with your favorable kindness you defend him, as with a shield.

The Sixth Psalme
To the Chaunter in Neginoth upon Sheminith
     O' Lord, rebuke me not in your anger: O' chasten me not in your heavy displeasure.
     Have mercy upon me (O' Lord) for I am weak: O' Lord heal me, for all my bones are vexed.
     My soul is also in great trouble, but Lord, how long?
     Turn you (O' Lord) and deliver my soul: Oh save me for your mercies' sake.
     For in death no man remembers you: Oh who will give you thanks in the hell?
     I am weary of groaning: every night wash I my bed, and water my couch with my tears.
     My countenance is changed for the very inward grief, I consume away, I have so many enemies.
     Away from me all you wicked doers, for the Lord has heard the voice of my weeping.
     The Lord has heard my humble petition, the Lord has received my prayer.
     All mine enemies shall be confounded and sore vexed: yes they shall be turned back and put to shame, and that right soon.

The Seventh Psalme
     Lord my God, in you do I trust: save me from all them that persecute me, and deliver me.
     Lest he *hantche up my soul like a lion, and tear it in pieces, while there is none to help. *hantche = as food: thigh, as Abraham had hand put to his thigh (Gen 24),
Jacob wrestled with God (Gen 34)

     O' Lord my God, if I have done any such thing, if there be any unrighteousness in my hands:
     If I have rewarded evil unto them that dealt friendly with me, or hurt them that without any cause are mine enemies:
     Then let mine enemy persecute my soul, and take me: yes, let him tread my life down in the earth, and lay mine honor in the dust. Selah.
     Stand up (O' Lord) in your wrath, lift up yourself over the furious indignation of mine enemies: arise up (for me) in the vengeance that you have promised.
     That the congregation of the people may come about you, for their sakes therefore lift up yourself again.
     The Lord is judge over the people: avenge me then (O' Lord) according to my righteousness and innocence.
     Oh let the wickedness of the ungodly come to an end: but maintain the just, you righteous God, that trys the very hearts and reins.
     My help comes of God, which preserves them that are true of heart.
     God is a righteous judge, and God is ever threatening.
     If men will not turn, he has wet his sword: he has bent his bow and made it ready.
     He has prepared him the weapons of death, and ordained his arrows to destroy.
     Behold, he travails with mischief, he has conceived unhappiness, and brought forth a lie.
     He has graven and digged up a pit, but he shall fall himself into the pit that he made.
     For his unhappiness shall fall upon his own head, and his wickedness shall fall upon his own *pate.
     As for me, I will give thanks unto the Lord for his righteousness sake, and will praise the name of the Lord most highest.
the very hearts and reins. *pate = ones own thinking, that is to say; these will believe totally in their own thinking. intellect RN

The Eighth Psalme
To the Chaunter upon Githith, a Psalme of David.
     O' Lord our governor: how excellent is your glory above the heavens.
     Out of the mouth of the very babes and sucklings, you have ordained praise, because of your enemies, that you might destroy the enemy and the avenger.
     For I consider your heavens, even the work of your fingers: the moon and the stars which you have made.
     Oh what is a man, that you are so mindful of him? either the son of man that you visit him?
     After you had for a season made him lower than the angels, you crown him with honor and glory.
     You have set him above the works of your hands: and you have put all things in subjection under his feet.
     All sheep and oxen, yes and the beasts of the field.
     The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever walks through the ways of the sea.
     O Lord our governor, how wonderful is your name in all the world?

The Ninth Psalme
To the Chaunter upon Almuth, Laben, a Psalme of David.
     I will give thanks unto you, O' Lord with my whole heart, I will speak of all your marvelous works.
     I will be glad, and rejoice in you, yes my songs will I make of your name, O' you most highest.
     Because you have driven mine enemies aback, they were *disconfided, and perished at your presence. *disconfided = frustrated and destroyed
     For you have maintained my right and my cause: you sit in the throne that are the true judge.
     You have rebuked the heathen, and destroyed the ungodly, you put out their name for ever and ever.
     The enemies swords are come to an end, you have over thrown their cities, their memorial is perished with them.
     But the Lord endures for ever, he has prepared his seat unto judgment.
     He governs the world with righteousness, and ministers true judgment unto the people.
     The Lord is a defense for the poor, a defense in time of trouble.
     Therefore they that know your name, put their trust in you: for you (Lord) never fail them that seek you.
     O' praise the Lord, which dwells in Sion, show the people his doings.
     And why? he makes inquisition for their blood, and remembers them: he forgets not the complaint of the poor.
     Have mercy upon me,(O' Lord) consider the trouble that I am in among mine enemies, you that lift me up from the gates of death.
     That I may show forth all your praises within the ports of the daughter of Sion, and rejoice in your saving health.
     As of the Heathen, they are sunk down in the pit that they made: in the same net which they spread out privately, is their own feet taken.
     Thus the Lord is known to execute true judgment, when the ungodly is trapped in the works of his own hands. Selah. [Higgaion this word found in KJV means "meditate" with music, imagination, whispering and creativity RN
     The wicked must be turned unto hell, and all the Heathen that forget God.
     But the poor shall not all way be out of remembrance, the patient abiding of such as be in trouble shall not perish for ever.
     Up Lord, let no man have the upper hand, let the Heathen be condemned before you.
     O' Lord set a school master over them, that the Heathen may know themselves to be but men. Selah.

The Tenth Psalme
     Why are you gone so far off, O' Lord? will you hide yourself in time of trouble?
     While the ungodly has the over hand, the poor must suffer persecution:
     O that they are taken in the imagination which they go about.
     For the ungodly makes boast of his own hearts desire, the covetous blesses himself, and blaspheme the Lord.
     The ungodly is so proud and full of indignation, that he cares not: neither is God before his eyes.
     His ways are always filthy, your judgments are far out of his sight, he defies all his enemies.
     For he says in his heart: Tush, I shall never be cast down, there shall no harm happen to me.
     His mouth is full of cursing, fraud and deceit: under his tongue is travail and sorrow.
     He sits lurking in the gardens, that he may *prively murder the innocent, his eyes are set upon the poor.
     He lies waiting secretly, as it were a lion in his den.
     He lurks that he may ravish the poor, yes to ravish the poor when he has gotten him into his net.
     Then smites he, then oppresses he and cast down the poor with his authority.
     For he says in his heart: Tush, God has forgotten, he has turned away his face, so that he will never see it.
     Arise, O' Lord God, lift up your hand and forget not the poor.
     Wherefore should the wicked blaspheme God and say in his heart: tush, he cares not for it:
     This you see, for you consider the misery and sorrow.
     The poor gives himself over in to your hand, and commits him unto you, for you are the helper of the friendless.
     Break you the arm off the ungodly and malicious, search out the wickedness which he has done, that he may perish.
     The Lord is king for ever, the Heathen shall perish out of his land.
     Lord, you hear the desirous longing of the poor: their heart is sure, that your ear hearkens there.
     Help the fatherless and the poor unto their right, that the ungodly be no more exalted upon the earth.*prively = secretly conceiving, to deceive

The Eleventh Psalme
To the Chaunter in Neginoth
     In the Lord put I my trust: how will you then say to my soul: that she should flee as a bird upon your hill?
     For, lo, the ungodly have bend their bow, and made ready their arrows in the quiver, that they may privily shoot at them, which are true of heart.
     The very foundations have they cast down, what can the righteous then do with all?
     But the Lord is in his holy temple, the Lords seat is in heaven: he considers with his eyes, his eyelids behold the children of men.
     The Lord sees both the righteous and ungodly, but who so delights in wickedness, him his soul abhoreth.
     Upon the ungodly he shall rain snares, fire, brimstone, storm and tempest: this reward shall they have to drink.
     For the Lord is righteous, and he loves righteousness: his countenance beholds the thing that is just.

The Twelfth Psalme
To the Chaunter upon *Shenunith
From the Hebrew: * my father is a lamp "doubtful"
     Help Lord, for there is not one saint more: very few faithful are there among the children of men.
     Every man tells lies to his neighbor, they do but flatter with their lips and with and disassemble in their heart.
     O' that the Lord would root out all deceitful lips, and the tongue that speaks proud things.
     Which said: our tongue should we prevail: we are they that ought to speak, who is lord over us?
     Now for the troubles sake of the oppressed, and because of the company of the poor, I will up (says the Lord) I will help them, and set them at rest.
     The words of the Lord are pure words: even as the silver, which from the earth is tried and purified seven times in fire.
     Keep them therefore (O' Lord) and preserve us from this generation for ever.
     And why? when vanity and idleness gets the our hand among the children of men, all are full of the ungodly.

The Thirteenth Psalme
To the chaunter, a Psalm of David
     How long will you forget me, O' Lord? for ever? how long will you hide your face from me?
     How long shall I seek counsel in my soul? how long shall I be so vexed in my heart? how long shall mine enemy triumph over me?
     Consider, and hear me, O' Lord my God: lighten mine eyes, that I sleep not in death.
     Lest mine enemy say: I have prevailed against him: or if I be cast down, they that trouble me will rejoice at it.
     But my trust is in your mercy, my heart is joyful in your saving health.
     I will sing of the Lord, that deals so lovingly with me.
     (Yes I will praise the name of the Lord the most highest.)

The Fourteenth Psalme
To the chaunter, a Psalm of David
     The foolish bodies say in their hearts: Tush, there is no God.
     They are corrupt, and become abominable in their doings, there is not one that does good.
     The Lord looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that would understand and seek after God.
     But they are all gone out of the way, they are all together become unprofitable: there is none that does good, no not one.
     How can they have understanding, that work mischief, eating up my people, as it were bread, and call not upon the Lord.
     Therefore shall they be brought in great fear, for God stands by the generation of the righteous.
     As for you, you have made a mock at the counsel of the poor, because he puts his trust in the Lord.
     Oh that the saving health were given unto Israel out of Zion.
     Oh that the Lord would deliver his people out of captivity.
     Even the should Jacob shall rejoice, and Israel should be right glad.

The Fifteenth Psalme
     Lord, who shall dwell in your tabernacle? who shall rest upon your holy hill?
     Even he that leads an uncorrupt life: that does the thing which is right, and that speaks the truth from his heart.
     He that uses no deceit in his tongue: he that does no evil to his neighbor, and slanders not his neighbors.
     He that sits not by the ungodly, but makes much of them that fear the Lord: he that swears unto his neighbor, and disappoint him not.
     He gives not his money upon usury, and takes no reward against the innocent.
     Who so does these things, shall never be moved.

The Sixteenth Psalme
*Michtam of David
*Michtam = to be stained, be defiled, be deeply stained. RN
     Preserve me,(O' God) for in that I do trust.
     I have said unto the Lord: you are my God, my goods are nothing unto you.
     All my delight is upon the saints that are in the earth, and upon such like.
     But they that run after another, shall have great trouble.
     Their drink offerings of blood will I not offer, neither make mention of their name in my lips.
     The Lord him self is my good and my portion, you maintain mine inheritance.
     The lot is fallen unto me in fair ground, yes I have a goodly heritage.
     I will thank the Lord for giving me warning: my reins also have chastened me in the night season.
     Before hand saw I God always before me, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved.
     Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad, my flesh also shall rest in hope.
     For why? you shall not leave my soul in hell, neither shall you suffer your saint to see corruption.
     You have showed me the ways of life: you shall make me full of joy with your countenance.
     At your right hand there are pleasure and joy for evermore.

The Seventeenth Psalme
     Hear the right (O' Lord) consider my complaint: harken to my prayer, that goes not out of a feigned (obliged/willing) mouth.
     Let my sentence come forth from your presence: and look upon the thing that is equal.
     You have proved and visited mine heart in the night season: you has tried me in the fire: and have found no wickedness in me: for I utterly purposed that my mouth should not offend.
     Because the words of your lips, I have kept me from the works of men: in the way of the murderer.
     Oh order you my goings in your paths: that my footsteps slip not.
     For unto you I cry: hear me O' God: incline your ears unto me: and harken unto my words.
     Show your marvelous lovingkindness, you that saves them that put their trust in you, from such as resist your right hand.
     Keep me as the apple of an eye, defend me under the shadow of your wings.
     From the ungodly that trouble me, from my enemies which compass my soul round about.
     Which maintain their own wealthiness with oppression, and their mouth they speaks proud things.
     They lay waiting in our way on every side, turning their eyes down to the ground.
     Like as a lion that is greedy of his prey, and as it were a lions whelp lurking in his den.
     Up Lord, disappoint him and cast him down: deliver my soul with your sword from the ungodly.
     From the men of your hand (O' Lord) from the men of the world, which have their portion in this life: whose bellies you fill with your treasure.
     They have children at their desire, and leave the rest of their substance for their babes.
     But as for me, I will behold your presence in righteousness: and when your glory appears, I shall be satisfied.

The Eighteenth Psalme
     I will love you, (O' Lord) my strength.
     The Lord is my succor, {strength / security) my refuge, my Savior: my God, my helper, in whom I will trust: my buckler, the horn of my health, and my protection.
     I will praise the Lord, and call upon him, so shall I be save from mine enemies.
     The sorrows of death compassed me, and the brooks of ungodliness made me afraid.
     The pains of hell came about me, the snares of death took hold upon me.
     Yet in my trouble I called upon the Lord, and complained unto my God.
     So he heard my voice out of his holy temple, and my complaint came before him, yes even into his ears.
     Then the earth trembled and quaked, the very foundations of the hills shook and were removed, because he was wroth.
     There went a smoke out of his nostrils, and a consuming fire out of his mouth, so that coals were kindled at it.
     He bowed the heavens, and came down, and it was dark was under his feet.
     He rode upon the Cherub, and did fly: he came flying with the wings of the wind.
     He made darkness his pavilion round about him, with dark waters and thick clouds to cover him.
     At the brightness of his presence the clouds removed, with hail stones and coals of fire.
     The Lord also thundered out of the heaven, and the height gave his thunder with hail stones and coals of fire.
     He sent out his arrows and scattered them, he cast sore lightnings, and destroyed them.
     The springs of waters were seen, and the foundations of the round world were discovered at your chiding (O' Lord) at the blasting and breath of your displeasures.
     He sent from the height to fetch me, and took me out of great waters.
     He delivered me from my strong enemies, and from my foes which were to mighty for me.
     They prevented me in the time of my trouble, but the Lord was my defense.
     He brought me forth also into liberty: and delivered me, because he had a favor unto me.
     The Lord shall reward me after my righteous dealing, and according to the cleanness of my hands shall he recompensed me.
     For I have kept the ways of the Lord: and have not behaved myself wickedly against my God.
     I have an eye unto all his laws, and cast not out his commandments from me.
     Uncorrupt will I be before him, and will I *eschue my own wickedness. *eschue: avoid, shun, escape
     Therefore shall the Lord reward me after my righteous dealing, and according to the cleanness of my hands in his eyesight.
     With the holy you shall be holy, and with the innocent you shall be innocent.
     With the clean you shall be clean, and with the *froward you shall be froward. froward = stubbornly contrary, abstinent RN
     For you shall save the poor oppressed, and bring down the high looks of the proud.
     You lightest my candle, O' Lord my God: you make my darkness to be light.
     For in you I can discomfort an host of men: yes in my God I can leap over the wall.
     The way of God is a perfect way: the words of the Lord are tried in fire: he is a shield of defense, for all them that trust in him.
     For who is God, but the Lord? Or, who has any strength, but our God?
     It is God that girds me with strength, and made my way uncorrupt.
     He has made my feet like hertes feet, and set me up on high.
     He teaches my hands to fight, and makes mine arms to break even a bow of steel.
     You have given me the defense of your health, your right hand upholds me, and your loving correction makes me great.
     You have made room enough under me for to go, that my foot steps should not slide.
     I will follow upon mine enemies, and take them: I will not turn till they be discomforted.
     I will smite them, they shall not be able to stand, but fall under my feet.
     You have girded me with strength unto the battle, you have thrown them all down under me, that rose up against me.
     You have made mine enemies to turn their backs upon me, you have destroyed them that hate me.
     They cried, but there was none to help them: yes even unto the Lord, but he heard them not.
     I will beat them small as the dust clay in the wind, I will cast them out as clay in the streets.
     You shall deliver me from the strivings of the people, you shall make me the head of the Heathen.
     As soon as they hear of me, they shall obey me, but the strange children disassemble with me.
     The strange children are waxen old, and go halting out of their paths.
     The Lord lives: and blessed be my helper, praise be the God of my health.
     Even the God which sees that I be avenged, and subdues the people unto me.
     It is he that delivers me from my cruel enemies: you shall lift me up from them that rise against me, you shall rid me from the wicked man.
     For this cause I will give thanks unto you (O' Lord) among the gentiles, and sing praises unto your name.
     Great prosperity gives he unto his king, and shows loving kindness unto David his anointed, yes and to his seed for evermore.

The Nineteenth Psalme
To the Chaunter in Neginoth
     The very heavens declare the glory of God, and the very firmament shows his handiwork.
     One day tells another, and one night certifies another.
     There is neither speech nor language, but their voices are heard among them.
     Their sound is gone out into all lands, and their words in to the ends of the world.
     In them has he set a tabernacle for the Sun, which comes forth as a bridegroom out of his chamber, and rejoices as a giant to run his course.
     It goes forth from the one end of the heaven, and runs about unto the same end again, and there may no man hide himself from the heat thereof.
     The law of the Lord is a perfect law it quickens the soul.
     The testimony of the Lord is true, and gives wisdom even unto babes.
     The statutes of the Lord are right, and rejoice the heart: the commandment of the Lord is pure, and gives light unto the eyes.
     The fear of the Lord is clean, and endures for ever: the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.
     More pleasant are they than gold, yes, then much fine gold: sweeter then honey and the honeycomb.
     These your servant keeps, and for keeping of them there is great reward.
     Who can tell, how often he offends? O' cleanse you me from my secret faults.
     Keep your servant also from presumptuous sins, least they get dominion over me: so shall I be undefiled and innocent from the great offense.
     Yes the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart shall be acceptable unto you, O' Lord, my helper and my redeemer.

The Twentieth Psalme
To the Chaunter in Neginoth
     The Lord hear you in the time of trouble, the name of the God of Jacob defend you.
     Send you help from the Sanctuary, and strengthen you out of Zion.
     Remember all your offerings, and accept your burnt sacrifice. Selah.
     Grant you your hearts desire, and fulfil all your mind.
     We will rejoice in your health, and triumph in the name of the Lord our God: the Lord performs all your petitions.
     Now know I, that the Lord helps his anointed, and will hear him from his holy heaven: mighty is the helps of his right hand.
     Some put their trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the Lord our God.
     They are brought down and fallen, but we are risen and stand upright.
     Save, Lord, and help us, O' king, when we call upon you.

The Twenty First Psalme
To the Chaunter in Neginoth
     Lord, how joyful is the king in your strength? O' how exceedingly glad is he of your saving health?
     You have given him his hearts desire, and have not put him from the request of his lips. Selah.
     For you have prevented him with liberal blessings, and set a crown of gold on his head.
     He asked life of you, and you gave him a long life, even for ever and ever.
     His honor is great in your saving health, glory and great worship shall you lay upon him.
     For you shall give him everlasting *felicite, and make him glad with the joy of your countenance. *felicite = felicity: great happiness, good fortune
     And why? because the king puts his trust in the Lord, and in the mercy of the most highest he shall not miscarry.
     Let all your enemies feel your hand: let your right hand find out those that hate you.
     You shall make them like a fire oven in the time of your wrath: the Lord shall destroy them in his displeasure, and the fire shall consume them.
     Their fruit shall you root out of the earth, and their seed from among the children of men.
     For they intended mischief against you, and imagined such devises, as they were not able to perform.
     Therefore shall you put them to flight, and with your strings you shall make ready your arrows against the faces of them.
     Be you exalted, Lord, in your own strength, so will we sing and praise your power.

The Twenty Second Psalme
To the Chaunter upon Aieleth of the dawning, a Psalme of David.
     My God, my God: why have you forsaken me? the words of my complaint are far from my health.
     O' my God, I cry in the daytime, but you hear not: and in the night season also I take no rest.
     Yet dwell you in the sanctuary, O' you worship of Israel.
     Our fathers hoped in you, they trusted in you, and you did deliver them.
     They called upon you, and were helped: they put their trust in you, and were not confounded.
     But as for me, I am a worm and no man: a very scorn of men and the out cast of the people.
     All they that see me, laugh me to scorn: they shoot out their lips, and shake their heads.
     He trusted in God, let him deliver him: let him help him, if he will have him.
     But you are he that took me out of my mothers womb: you was my hope, when I hanged upon my mothers breasts.
     I have been left unto you ever since I was born, you are my God, even from my mothers womb.
     O' go not far from me then, for trouble is hard at hand, and here is none to help me.
     Great bulls are come about me, fat oxen close me in on every side.
     They gape upon me with their mouths, as it were a rampaging and roaring lion.
     I am poured out like water, all my bones are out of joint: my heart in the midst of my body is even like melting wax.
     My strength is dried up like a potsherd, and my tongue cleaves to my gums, and you have brought me into the dust of death.
     For dogs are come about me, the counsel of the wicked has layed siege against me.
     They pierced my hands and my feet, I might have told all my bones: as for them, they stood staring and looking upon me.
     They have parted my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture.
     But be not you far from me, O' Lord: you are my succor, haste you to help me.
     Deliver my soul from the sword, my dearling from the power of the dog.
     Save me from the lions mouth, and hear me from among the horns of the unicorns.
     I will declare your name unto my brethren, in the midst of the congregation will I praise you.
     O' praise the Lord you that fear him: Magnify him all you seed of Jacob, and let all the seed of Israel fear him.
     For he has not despised nor abhorred the miserable estate of the poor: he has not hid his face from me, but when I called unto him, he heard me.
     I will praise you in the great congregation, and perform my vows in the sight of all that fear you.
     The poor shall eat and be satisfied: they seek after the Lord shall praise him: our heart shall live for ever.
     All the ends of the world shall remember themselves, and be turned unto the Lord: and all the generations of the Heathen shall worship before him.
     For the kingdom is the Lords, and he shall be the governor of the Heathen.
     All such as be fat upon earth, shall eat also and worship All they that lay in the dust, and live so hardly, shall fall down before him.
     The seed shall serve him, and preach of the Lord forever.
     They shall come, and declare his righteousness: unto a people that shall be born, whom the Lord has made.


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