Psalm 54; Psalm 55; Psalm 56; Romans 3

1 (53-1) <Unto the end, in verses, understanding for David. (53-2) When the end of Ziph had come and said to Saul: Is not David hidden with us?> (53-3) Save me, O God, by thy name, and judge me in thy strength. 2 (53-4) O God, hear my prayer: give ear to the words of my mouth. 3 (53-5) For strangers have risen up against me; and the mighty have sought after my soul: and they have not set God before their eyes. 4 (53-6) For behold God is my helper: and the Lord is the protector of my soul. 5 (53-7) Turn back the evils upon my enemies; and cut them off in thy truth. 6 (53-8) I will freely sacrifice to thee, and will give praise, O God, to thy name: because it is good: 7 (53-9) For thou hast delivered me out of all trouble: and my eye hath looked down upon my enemies.
1 (54-1) <Unto the end, in verses, understanding for David.> (54-2) Hear, O God, my prayer, and despise not my supplication: 2 (54-3) Be attentive to me and hear me. I am grieved in my exercise; and am troubled, 3 (54-4) At the voice of the enemy, and at the tribulation of the sinner. For they have cast iniquities upon me: and in wrath they were troublesome to me. 4 (54-5) My heart is troubled within me: and the fear of death is fallen upon me. 5 (54-6) Fear and trembling are come upon me: and darkness hath covered me. 6 (54-7) And I said: Who will give me wings like a dove, and I will fly and be at rest? 7 (54-8) Lo, I have gone far off flying away; and I abode in the wilderness. 8 (54-9) I waited for him that hath saved me from pusillanimity of spirit, and a storm. 9 (54-10) Cast down, O Lord, and divide their tongues; for I have seen iniquity and contradiction in the city. 10 (54-11) Day and night shall iniquity surround it upon its walls: and in the midst thereof are labour, 11 (54-12) And injustice. And usury and deceit have not departed from its streets. 12 (54-13) For if my enemy had reviled me, I would verily have borne with it. And if he that hated me had spoken great things against me, I would perhaps have hidden my self from him. 13 (54-14) But thou a man of one mind, my guide, and my familiar, 14 (54-15) Who didst take sweetmeats together with me: in the house of God we walked with consent. 15 (54-16) Let death come upon them, and let them go down alive into hell. For there is wickedness in their dwellings: in the midst of them. 16 (54-17) But I have cried to God: and the Lord will save me. 17 (54-18) Evening and morning, and at noon I will speak and declare: and he shall hear my voice. 18 (54-19) He shall redeem my soul in peace from them that draw near to me: for among many they were with me. 19 (54-20) God shall hear, and the Eternal shall humble them. For there is no change with them, and they have not feared God: 20 (54-21) He hath stretched forth his hand to repay. They have defiled his covenant, 21 (54-22) They are divided by the wrath of his countenance, and his heart hath drawn near. His words are smoother than oil, and the same are darts. 22 (54-23) Cast thy care upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee: he shall not suffer the just to waver for ever. 23 (54-24) But thou, O God, shalt bring them down into the pit of destruction. Bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days; but I will trust in thee, O Lord.
1 (55-1) <Unto the end, for a people that is removed at a distance form the sanctuary: for David, for an inscription of a title (or pillar) when the Philistines held him in Geth.> (55-2) Have mercy on me, O God, for man hath trodden me under foot; all the day long he hath afflicted me fighting against me. 2 (55-3) My enemies have trodden on me all the day long; for they are many that make war against me. 3 (55-4) From the height of the day I shall fear: but I will trust in thee. 4 (55-5) In God I will praise my words, in God I have put my trust: I will not fear what flesh can do against me. 5 (55-6) All the day long they detested my words: all their thoughts were against me unto evil. 6 (55-7) They will dwell and hide themselves: they will watch my heel. As they have waited for my soul, 7 (55-8) For nothing shalt thou save them: in thy anger thou shalt break the people in pieces. O God, 8 (55-9) I have declared to thee my life: thou hast set me tears in thy sight, As also in thy promise. 9 (55-10) Then shall my enemies be turned back. In what day soever I shall call upon thee, behold I know thou art my God. 10 (55-11) In God will I praise the word, in the Lord will I praise his speech. 11 (55-11) In God have I hoped, I will not fear what man can do to me. 12 (55-12) In me, O God, are vows to thee, which I will pay, praises to thee: 13 (55-13) Because thou hast delivered my soul from death, my feet from falling: that I may please in the sight of God, in the light of the living.
1 What advantage then hath the Jew: or what is the profit of circumcision? 2 Much every way. First indeed, because the words of God were committed to them. 3 For what if some of them have not believed? Shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect? God forbid! 4 But God is true and every man a liar, as it is written: That thou mayest be justified in thy words and mayest overcome when thou art judged. 5 But if our injustice commend the justice of God, what shall we say? Is God unjust, who executeth wrath? 6 (I speak according to man.) God forbid! Otherwise how shall God judge this world? 7 For if the truth of God hath more abounded through my lie, unto his glory, why am I also yet judged as a sinner? 8 And not rather (as we are slandered and as some affirm that we say) let us do evil that there may come good? Whose damnation is just. 9 What then? Do we excel them? No, not so. For we have charged both Jews and Greeks, that they are all under sin. 10 As it is written: There is not any man just. 11 There is none that understandeth: there is none that seeketh after God. 12 All have turned out of the way: they are become unprofitable together: there is none that doth good, there is not so much as one. 13 Their throat is an open sepulchre: with their tongues they have dealt deceitfully. The venom of asps is under their lips. 14 Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness: 15 Their feet swift to shed blood: 16 Destruction and misery in their ways: 17 And the way of peace they have not known. 18 There is no fear of God before their eyes. 19 Now we know that what things soever the law speaketh, it speaketh to them that are in the law: that every mouth may be stopped and all the world may be made subject to God. 20 Because by the works of the law no flesh shall be justified before him. For by the law is the knowledge of sin. 21 But now, without the law, the justice of God is made manifest, being witnessed by the law and the prophets. 22 Even the justice of God, by faith of Jesus Christ, unto all, and upon all them that believe in him: for there is no distinction. 23 For all have sinned and do need the glory of God. 24 Being justified freely by his grace, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, 25 Whom God hath proposed to be a propitiation, through faith in his blood, to the shewing of his justice, for the remission of former sins, 26 Through the forbearance of God, for the shewing of his justice in this time: that he himself may be just and the justifier of him who is of the faith of Jesus Christ 27 Where is then thy boasting? It is excluded. By what law? Of works? No, but by the law of faith. 28 For we account a man to be justified by faith, without the works of the law. 29 Is he the God of the Jews only? Is he not also of the Gentiles? yes, of the Gentiles also. 30 For it is one God that justifieth circumcision by faith and uncircumcision through faith. 31 Do we then, destroy the law through faith? God forbid! But we establish the law.
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