Psalms 108; Psalms 109; Psalms 110; Psalms 111; Psalms 112; Psalms 113; Psalms 114

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Psalms 108

1 (107-1) <A canticle of a psalm for David himself.> (107-2) My heart is ready, O God, my heart is ready: I will sing, and will give praise, with my glory.
2 (107-3) Arise, my glory; arise, psaltery and harp: I will arise in the morning early.
3 (107-4) I will praise thee, O Lord, among the people: and I will sing unto thee among the nations.
4 (107-5) For thy mercy is great above the heavens: and thy truth even unto the clouds.
5 (107-6) Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens, and thy glory over all the earth:
6 (107-7) That thy beloved may be delivered. Save with thy right hand and hear me.
7 (107-8) God hath spoken in his holiness. I will rejoice, and I will divide Sichem and I will mete out the vale of tabernacles.
8 (107-9) Galaad is mine: and Manasses is mine and Ephraim the protection of my head. Juda is my king:
9 (107-10) Moab the pot of my hope. Over Edom I will stretch out my shoe: the aliens are become my friends.
10 (107-11) Who will bring me into the strong city? who will lead me into Edom?
11 (107-12) Wilt not thou, O God, who hast cast us off? and wilt not thou, O God, go forth with our armies?
12 (107-13) O grant us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man.
13 (107-14) Through God we shall do mightily: and he will bring our enemies to nothing.
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Psalms 109

1 (108-1) <Unto the end, a psalm for David.> (108-2) O God, be not thou silent in my praise:
2 (108-2) for the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of the deceitful man is opened against me.
3 (108-3) They have spoken against me with deceitful tongues; and they have compassed me about with words of hatred; and have fought against me without cause.
4 (108-4) Instead of making me a return of love, they detracted me: but I gave myself to prayer.
5 (108-5) And they repaid me evil for good: and hatred for my love.
6 (108-6) Set thou the sinner over him: and may the devil stand at his right hand.
7 (108-7) When he is judged, may he go out condemned; and may his prayer be turned to sin.
8 (108-8) May his days be few: and his bishopric let another take.
9 (108-9) May his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow.
10 (108-10) Let his children be carried about vagabonds, and beg; and let them be cast out of their dwellings.
11 (108-11) May the usurer search all his substance: and let strangers plunder his labours.
12 (108-12) May there be none to help him: nor none to pity his fatherless offspring.
13 (108-13) May his posterity be cut off; in one generation may his name be blotted out.
14 (108-14) May the iniquity of his fathers be remembered in the sight of the Lord: and let not the sin of his mother be blotted out.
15 (108-15) May they be before the Lord continually, and let the memory of them perish from the earth:
16 (108-16) because he remembered not to shew mercy,
17 (108-17) But persecuted the poor man and the beggar; and the broken in heart, to put him to death.
18 (108-18) And he loved cursing, and it shall come unto him: and he would not have blessing, and it shall be far from him. And he put on cursing, like a garment: and it went in like water into his entrails, and like oil in his bones.
19 (108-19) May it be unto him like a garment which covereth him; and like a girdle with which he is girded continually.
20 (108-20) This is the work of them who detract me before the Lord; and who speak evils against my soul.
21 (108-21) But thou, O Lord, do with me for thy name’s sake: because thy mercy is sweet. Do thou deliver me,
22 (108-22) For I am poor and needy, and my heart is troubled within me.
23 (108-23) I am taken away like the shadow when it declineth: and I am shaken off as locusts.
24 (108-24) My knees are weakened through fasting: and my flesh is changed for oil.
25 (108-25) And I am become a reproach to them: they saw me and they shaked their heads.
26 (108-26) Help me, O Lord my God; save me; according to thy mercy.
27 (108-27) And let them know that this is thy hand: and that thou, O Lord, hast done it.
28 (108-28) They will curse and thou wilt bless: let them that rise up against me be confounded: but thy servant shall rejoice.
29 (108-29) Let them that detract me be clothed with shame: and let them be covered with their confusion as with a double cloak.
30 (108-30) I will give great thanks to the Lord with my mouth: and in the midst of many I will praise him.
31 (108-31) Because he hath stood at the right hand of the poor, to save my soul from persecutors.
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Psalms 110

1 (109-1) <A psalm for David.> The Lord said to my Lord: Sit thou at my right hand: Until I make thy enemies thy footstool.
2 (109-2) The Lord will send forth the sceptre of thy power out of Sion: rule thou in the midst of thy enemies.
3 (109-3) With thee is the principality in the day of thy strength: in the brightness of the saints: from the womb before the day star I begot thee.
4 (109-4) The Lord hath sworn, and he will not repent: Thou art a priest for ever according to the order of Melchisedech.
5 (109-5) The Lord at thy right hand hath broken kings in the day of his wrath.
6 (109-6) He shall judge among nations, he shall fill ruins: he shall crush the heads in the land of many.
7 (109-7) He shall drink of the torrent in the way: therefore shall he lift up the head.
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Psalms 111

1 (110-1) I will praise thee, O Lord, with my whole heart; in the council of the just, and in the congregation.
2 (110-2) Great are the works of the Lord: sought out according to all his wills.
3 (110-3) His work is praise and magnificence: and his justice continueth for ever and ever.
4 (110-4) He hath made a remembrance of his wonderful works, being a merciful and gracious Lord:
5 (110-5) He hath given food to them that fear him. He will be mindful for ever of his covenant:
6 (110-6) He will shew forth to his people the power of his works.
7 (110-7) That he may give them the inheritance of the Gentiles: the works of his hands are truth and judgment.
8 (110-8) All his commandments are faithful: confirmed for ever and ever, made in truth and equity.
9 (110-9) He hath sent redemption to his people: he hath commanded his covenant for ever. Holy and terrible is his name:
10 (110-10) The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. A good understanding to all that do it: his praise continueth for ever and ever.
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Psalms 112

1 (111-1) Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord: he shall delight exceedingly in his commandments.
2 (111-2) His seed shall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the righteous shall be blessed.
3 (111-3) Glory and wealth shall be in his house: and his justice remaineth for ever and ever.
4 (111-4) To the righteous a light is risen up in darkness: he is merciful, and compassionate and just.
5 (111-5) Acceptable is the man that sheweth mercy and lendeth: he shall order his words with judgment:
6 (111-6) Because he shall not be moved for ever.
7 (111-7) The just shall be in everlasting remembrance: he shall not fear the evil hearing. His heart is ready to hope in the Lord:
8 (111-8) His heart is strengthened, he shall not be moved until he look over his enemies.
9 (111-9) He hath distributed, he hath given to the poor: his justice remaineth for ever and ever: his horn shall be exalted in glory.
10 (111-10) The wicked shall see, and shall be angry, he shall gnash with his teeth and pine away: the desire of the wicked shall perish.
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Psalms 113

1 (112-1) Praise the Lord, ye children: praise ye the name of the Lord.
2 (112-2) Blessed be the name of the Lord, from henceforth now and for ever.
3 (112-3) From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same, the name of the Lord is worthy of praise.
4 (112-4) The Lord is high above all nations; and his glory above the heavens.
5 (112-5) Who is as the Lord our God, who dwelleth on high:
6 (112-6) and looketh down on the low things in heaven and in earth?
7 (112-7) Raising up the needy from the earth, and lifting up the poor out of the dunghill:
8 (112-8) That he may place him with princes, with the princes of his people.
9 (112-9) Who maketh a barren woman to dwell in a house, the joyful mother of children.
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Psalms 114

1 (113-1) When Israel went out of Egypt, the house of Jacob from a barbarous people:
2 (113-2) Judea was made his sanctuary, Israel his dominion.
3 (113-3) The sea saw and fled: Jordan was turned back.
4 (113-4) The mountains skipped like rams, and the hills like the lambs of the flock.
5 (113-5) What ailed thee, O thou sea, that thou didst flee: and thou, O Jordan, that thou wast turned back?
6 (113-6) Ye mountains, that ye skipped like rams, and ye hills, like lambs of the flock?
7 (113-7) At the presence of the Lord the earth was moved, at the presence of the God of Jacob:
8 (113-8) Who turned the rock into pools of water, and the stony hill into fountains of waters.
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