Psalms 70; Psalms 71; Psalms 72; Psalms 73

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Psalms 70

1 (69-1) <Unto the end, a psalm for David, to bring to remembrance that the Lord saved him.> (69-2) O God, come to my assistance; O Lord, make haste to help me.
2 (69-3) Let them be confounded and ashamed that seek my soul:
3 (69-4) Let them be turned backward, and blush for shame that desire evils to me: Let them be presently turned away blushing for shame that say to me: ’Tis well, ’tis well.
4 (69-5) Let all that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee; and let such as love thy salvation say always: The Lord be magnified.
5 (69-6) But I am needy and poor; O God, help me. Thou art my helper and my deliverer: O lord, make no delay.
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Psalms 71

1 (70-1) <A psalm for David. Of the sons of Jonadab, and the former captives.> In thee, O Lord, I have hoped, let me never be put to confusion:
2 (70-2) Deliver me in thy justice, and rescue me. Incline thy ear unto me, and save me.
3 (70-3) Be thou unto me a God, a protector, and a place of strength: that thou mayst make me safe. For thou art my firmament and my refuge.
4 (70-4) Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the sinner, and out of the hand of the transgressor of the law and of the unjust.
5 (70-5) For thou art my patience, O Lord: my hope, O Lord, from my youth.
6 (70-6) By thee have I been confirmed from the womb: from my mother’s womb thou art my protector. Of thee I shall continually sing:
7 (70-7) I am become unto many as a wonder, but thou art a strong helper.
8 (70-8) Let my mouth be filled with praise, that I may sing thy glory; thy greatness all the day long.
9 (70-9) Cast me not off in the time of old age: when my strength shall fail, do not thou forsake me.
10 (70-10) For my enemies have spoken against me; and they that watched my soul have consulted together,
11 (70-11) Saying: God hath forsaken him: pursue and take him, for there is none to deliver him.
12 (70-12) O God, be not thou far from me: O my God, make haste to my help.
13 (70-13) Let them be confounded and come to nothing that detract my soul; let them be covered with confusion and blame that seek my hurt.
14 (70-14) But I will always hope; and will add to all thy praise.
15 (70-15) My mouth shall shew forth thy justice; thy salvation all the day long. Because I have not known learning,
16 (70-16) I will enter into the powers of the Lord: O Lord, I will be mindful of thy justice alone.
17 (70-17) Thou hast taught me, O God, from my youth: and till now I will declare thy wonderful works.
18 (70-18) And unto old age and grey hairs: O God, forsake me not, Until I shew forth thy arm to all the generation that is to come: Thy power,
19 (70-19) And thy justice, O God, even to the highest great things thou hast done: O God, who is like to thee?
20 (70-20) How great troubles hast thou shewn me, many and grievous: and turning thou hast brought me to life, and hast brought me back again from the depths of the earth:
21 (70-21) Thou hast multiplied thy magnificence; and turning to me thou hast comforted me.
22 (70-22) For I will also confess to thee thy truth with the instruments of psaltery: O God, I will sing to thee with the harp, thou holy one of Israel.
23 (70-23) My lips shall greatly rejoice, when I shall sing to thee; and my soul which thou hast redeemed.
24 (70-24) Yea and my tongue shall meditate on thy justice all the day; when they shall be confounded and put to shame that seek evils to me.
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Psalms 72

1 (71-1) <A psalm on Solomon.> (71-2) Give to the king thy judgment, O God, and to the king’s son thy justice:
2 (71-2) To judge thy people with justice, and thy poor with judgment.
3 (71-3) Let the mountains receive peace for the people: and the hills justice.
4 (71-4) He shall judge the poor of the people, and he shall save the children of the poor: and he shall humble the oppressor.
5 (71-5) And he shall continue with the sun and before the moon, throughout all generations.
6 (71-6) He shall come down like rain upon the fleece; and as showers falling gently upon the earth.
7 (71-7) In his days shall justice spring up, and abundance of peace, till the moon be taken away.
8 (71-8) And he shall rule from sea to sea, and from the river unto the ends of the earth.
9 (71-9) Before him the Ethiopians shall fall down: and his enemies shall lick the ground.
10 (71-10) The kings of Tharsis and the islands shall offer presents: the kings of the Arabians and of Saba shall bring gifts:
11 (71-11) And all kings of the earth shall adore him: all nations shall serve him.
12 (71-12) For he shall deliver the poor from the mighty: and the needy that had no helper.
13 (71-13) He shall spare the poor and needy: and he shall save the souls of the poor.
14 (71-14) He shall redeem their souls from usuries and iniquity: and their names shall be honourable in his sight.
15 (71-15) And he shall live, and to him shall be given of the gold of Arabia, for him they shall always adore: they shall bless him all the day.
16 (71-16) And there shall be a firmament on the earth on the tops of mountains, above Libanus shall the fruit thereof be exalted: and they of the city shall flourish like the grass of the earth.
17 (71-17) Let his name be blessed for evermore: his name continueth before the sun. And in him shall all the tribes of the earth be blessed: all nations shall magnify him.
18 (71-18) Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, who alone doth wonderful things.
19 (71-19) And blessed be the name of his majesty for ever: and the whole earth shall be filled with his majesty. So be it. So be it.
20 (71-20) The praises of David, the son of Jesse, are ended.
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Psalms 73

1 (72-1) <A psalm for Asaph.> How good is God to Israel, to them that are of a right heart!
2 (72-2) But my feet were almost moved; my steps had well nigh slipped.
3 (72-3) Because I had a zeal on occasion of the wicked, seeing the prosperity of sinners.
4 (72-4) For there is no regard to their death, nor is there strength in their stripes.
5 (72-5) They are not in the labour of men: neither shall they be scourged like other men.
6 (72-6) Therefore pride hath held them fast: they are covered with their iniquity and their wickedness.
7 (72-7) Their iniquity hath come forth, as it were from fatness: they have passed into the affection of the heart.
8 (72-8) They have thought and spoken wickedness: they have spoken iniquity on high.
9 (72-9) They have set their mouth against heaven: and their tongue hath passed through the earth.
10 (72-10) Therefore will my people return here and full days shall be found in them.
11 (72-11) And they said: How doth God know? and is there knowledge in the most High?
12 (72-12) Behold these are sinners; and yet, abounding in the world they have obtained riches.
13 (72-13) And I said: Then have I in vain justified my heart, and washed my hands among the innocent.
14 (72-14) And I have been scourged all the day; and my chastisement hath been in the mornings.
15 (72-15) If I said: I will speak thus; behold I should condemn the generation of thy children.
16 (72-16) I studied that I might know this thing, it is a labour in my sight:
17 (72-17) Until I go into the sanctuary of God, and understand concerning their last ends.
18 (72-18) But indeed for deceits thou hast put it to them: when they were lifted up thou hast cast them down.
19 (72-19) How are they brought to desolation? they have suddenly ceased to be: they have perished by reason of their iniquity.
20 (72-20) As the dream of them that awake, O Lord; so in thy city thou shalt bring their image to nothing.
21 (72-21) For my heart hath been inflamed, and my reins have been changed:
22 (72-22) And I am brought to nothing, and I knew not.
23 (72-23) I am become as a beast before thee: and I am always with thee.
24 (72-24) Thou hast held me by my right hand; and by thy will thou hast conducted me, and with thy glory thou hast received me.
25 (72-25) For what have I in heaven? and besides thee what do I desire upon earth?
26 (72-26) For thee my flesh and my heart hath fainted away: thou art the God of my heart, and the God that is my portion for ever.
27 (72-27) For behold they that go far from thee shall perish: thou hast destroyed all them that are disloyal to thee.
28 (72-28) But it is good for me to adhere to my God, to put my hope in the Lord God: That I may declare all thy praises, in the gates of the daughter of Sion.
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