Psalm 36; Psalm 37; Psalm 38; Psalm 39

1 (35-1) <Unto the end, for the servant of God, David himself.> (35-2) The unjust hath said within himself, that he would sin: there is no fear of God before his eyes. 2 (35-3) For in his sight he hath done deceitfully, that his iniquity may be found unto hatred. 3 (35-4) The words of his mouth are iniquity and guile: he would not understand that he might do well. 4 (35-5) He hath devised iniquity on his bed, he hath set himself on every way that is not good: but evil he hath not hated. 5 (35-6) O Lord, thy mercy is in heaven, and thy truth reacheth even to the clouds. 6 (35-7) Thy justice is as the mountains of God, thy judgments are a great deep. Men and beasts thou wilt preserve, O Lord: 7 (35-8) O how hast thou multiplied thy mercy, O God! But the children of men shall put their trust under the covert of thy wings. 8 (35-9) They shall be inebriated with the plenty of thy house; and thou shalt make them drink of the torrent of thy pleasure. 9 (35-10) For with thee is the fountain of life; and in thy light we shall see light. 10 (35-11) Extend thy mercy to them that know thee, and thy justice to them that are right in heart. 11 (35-12) Let not the foot of pride come to me, and let not the hand of the sinner move me. 12 (35-13) There the workers of iniquity are fallen, they are cast out, and could not stand.
1 (36-1) Be not emulous of evildoers; nor envy them that work iniquity. 2 (36-2) For they shall shortly wither away as grass, and as the green herbs shall quickly fall. 3 (36-3) Trust in the Lord, and do good, and dwell in the land, and thou shalt be fed with its riches. 4 (36-4) Delight in the Lord, and he will give thee the requests of thy heart. 5 (36-5) Commit thy way to the Lord, and trust in him, and he will do it. 6 (36-6) And he will bring forth thy justice as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday. 7 (36-7) Be subject to the Lord and pray to him. Envy not the man who prospereth in his way; the man who doth unjust things. 8 (36-8) Cease from anger, and leave rage; have no emulation to do evil. 9 (36-9) For evildoers shall be cut off: but they that wait upon the Lord, they shall inherit the land. 10 (36-10) For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be: and thou shalt seek his place, and shalt not find it. 11 (36-11) But the meek shall inherit the land, and shall delight in abundance of peace. 12 (36-12) The sinner shall watch the just man: and shall gnash upon him with his teeth. 13 (36-13) But the Lord shall laugh at him: for he foreseeth that his day shall come. 14 (36-14) The wicked have drawn out the sword: they have bent their bow. To cast down the poor and needy, to kill the upright of heart. 15 (36-15) Let their sword enter into their own hearts, and let their bow be broken. 16 (36-16) Better is a little to the just, than the great riches of the wicked. 17 (36-17) For the arms of the wicked shall be broken in pieces; but the Lord strengtheneth the just. 18 (36-18) The Lord knoweth the days of the undefiled; and their inheritance shall be for ever. 19 (36-19) They shall not be confounded in the evil time; and in the days of famine they shall be filled: 20 (36-20) Because the wicked shall perish. And the enemies of the Lord, presently after they shall be honoured and exalted, shall come to nothing and vanish like smoke. 21 (36-21) The sinner shall borrow, and not pay again; but the just sheweth mercy and shall give. 22 (36-22) For such as bless him shall inherit the land: but such as curse him shall perish. 23 (36-23) With the Lord shall the steps of a man be directed, and he shall like well his way. 24 (36-24) When he shall fall he shall not be bruised, for the Lord putteth his hand under him. 25 (36-25) I have been young and now am old; and I have not seen the just forsaken, nor his seed seeking bread. 26 (36-26) He sheweth mercy, and lendeth all the day long; and his seed shall be in blessing. 27 (36-27) Decline from evil and do good, and dwell for ever and ever. 28 (36-28) For the Lord loveth judgment, and will not forsake his saints: they shall be preserved for ever. The unjust shall be punished, and the seed of the wicked shall perish. 29 (36-29) But the just shall inherit the land, and shall dwell therein for evermore. 30 (36-30) The mouth of the just shall meditate wisdom: and his tongue shall speak judgment. 31 (36-31) The law of his God is in his heart, and his steps shall not be supplanted. 32 (36-32) The wicked watcheth the just man, and seeketh to put him to death, 33 (36-33) But the Lord will not leave him in his hands; nor condemn him when he shall be judged. 34 (36-34) Expect the Lord and keep his way: and he will exalt thee to inherit the land: when the sinners shall perish thou shalt see. 35 (36-35) I have seen the wicked highly exalted, and lifted up like the cedars of Libanus. 36 (36-36) And I passed by, and lo, he was not: and I sought him and his place was not found. 37 (36-37) Keep innocence, and behold justice: for there are remnants for the peaceable man. 38 (36-38) But the unjust shall be destroyed to gether: the remnants of the wicked shall perish. 39 (36-39) But the salvation of the just is from the Lord, and he is their protector in the time of trouble. 40 (36-40) And the Lord will help them and deliver them: and he will rescue them from the wicked, and save them because they have hoped in him.
1 (37-1) <A psalm for David, for a remembrance of the sabbath.> (37-2) Rebuke me not, O Lord, in thy indignation; nor chastise me in thy wrath. 2 (37-3) For thy arrows are fastened in me: and thy hand hath been strong upon me. 3 (37-4) There is no health in my flesh, because of thy wrath: there is no peace for my bones, because of my sins. 4 (37-5) For my iniquities are gone over my head: and as a heavy burden are become heavy upon me. 5 (37-6) My sores are putrefied and corrupted, because of my foolishness. 6 (37-7) I am become miserable, and am bowed down even to the end: I walked sorrowful all the day long. 7 (37-8) For my loins are filled with illusions; and there is no health in my flesh. 8 (37-9) I am afflicted and humbled exceedingly: I roared with the groaning of my heart. 9 (37-10) Lord, all my desire is before thee, and my groaning is not hidden from thee. 10 (37-11) My heart is troubled, my strength hath left me, and the light of my eyes itself is not with me. 11 (37-12) My friends and my neighbours have drawn near, and stood against me. And they that were near me stood afar off: 12 (37-13) And they that sought my soul used violence. And they that sought evils to me spoke vain things, and studied deceits all the day long. 13 (37-14) But I, as a deaf man, heard not: and as a dumb man not opening his mouth. 14 (37-15) And I became as a man that heareth not: and that hath no reproofs in his mouth. 15 (37-16) For in thee, O Lord, have I hoped: thou wilt hear me, O Lord my God. 16 (37-17) For I said: Lest at any time my enemies rejoice over me: and whilst my feet are moved, they speak great things against me. 17 (37-18) For I am ready for scourges: and my sorrow is continually before me. 18 (37-19) For I will declare my iniquity: and I will think of my sin. 19 (37-20) But my enemies live, and are stronger than I: and they that hate me wrongfully are multiplied. 20 (37-21) They that render evil for good, have detracted me, because I followed goodness. 21 (37-22) For sake me not, O Lord my God: do not thou depart from me. 22 (37-23) Attend unto my help, O Lord, the God of my salvation.
1 (38-1) <Unto the end, for Idithun himself, a canticle of David.> (38-2) I said: I will take heed to my ways: that I sin not with my tongue. I have set a guard to my mouth, when the sinner stood against me. 2 (38-3) I was dumb, and was humbled, and kept silence from good things: and my sorrow was renewed. 3 (38-4) My heart grew hot within me: and in my meditation a fire shall flame out. 4 (38-5) I spoke with my tongue: O Lord, make me know my end. And what is the number of my days: that I may know what is wanting to me. 5 (38-6) Behold thou hast made my days measurable. and my substance is as nothing before thee. And indeed all things are vanity: every man living. 6 (38-7) Surely man passeth as an image: yea, and he is disquieted in vain. He storeth up: and he knoweth not for whom he shall gather these things. 7 (38-8) And now what is my hope? is it not the Lord? and my substance is with thee. 8 (38-9) Deliver thou me from all my iniquities: thou hast made me a reproach to the fool. 9 (38-10) I was dumb, and I opened not my mouth, because thou hast done it. 10 (38-11) Remove thy scourges from me. The strength of thy hand hath made me faint in rebukes: 11 (38-12) Thou hast corrected man for iniquity. And thou hast made his soul to waste away like a spider: surely in vain is any man disquieted. 12 (38-13) Hear my prayer, O Lord, and my supplication: give ear to my tears. Be no silent: for I am a stranger with thee, and a sojourner as all my fathers were. 13 (38-14) O forgive me, that I may be refreshed, before I go hence, and be no more.
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