Psalm 57; Psalm 58; Psalm 59; Romans 4

1 (56-1) <Unto the end, destroy not, for David, for an inscription of a title, when he fled from Saul into the cave.> (56-2) Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy on me: for my soul trusteth in thee. And in the shadow of thy wings will I hope, until iniquity pass away. 2 (56-3) I will cry to God the most high; to God who hath done good to me. 3 (56-4) He hath sent from heaven and delivered me: he hath made them a reproach that trod upon me. God hath sent his mercy and his truth, 4 (56-5) And he hath delivered my soul from the midst of the young lions. I slept troubled. The sons of men, whose teeth are weapons and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword. 5 (56-6) Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens, and thy glory above all the earth. 6 (56-7) They prepared a snare for my feet; and they bowed down my soul. They dug a pit before my face, and they are fallen into it. 7 (56-8) My heart is ready, O God, my heart is ready: I will sing, and rehearse a psalm. 8 (56-9) Arise, O my glory, arise psaltery and harp: I will arise early. 9 (56-10) I will give praise to thee, O Lord, among the people: I will sing a psalm to thee among the nations. 10 (56-11) For thy mercy is magnified even to the heavens: and thy truth unto the clouds. 11 (56-12) Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens: and thy glory above all the earth.
1 (57-1) <Unto the end, destroy not, for David, for an inscription of a title.> (57-2) If in very deed ye speak justice: judge right things, ye sons of men. 2 (57-3) For in your heart you work iniquity: your hands forge injustice in the earth. 3 (57-4) The wicked are alienated from the womb; they have gone astray from the womb: they have spoken false things. 4 (57-5) Their madness is according to the likeness of a serpent: like the deaf asp that stoppeth her ears: 5 (57-6) Which will not hear the voice of the charmers; nor of the wizard that charmeth wisely. 6 (57-7) God shall break in pieces their teeth in their mouth: the Lord shall break the grinders of the lions. 7 (57-8) They shall come to nothing, like water running down; he hath bent his bow till they be weakened. 8 (57-9) Like wax that melteth they shall be taken away: fire hath fallen on them, and they shall not see the sun. 9 (57-10) Before your thorns could know the brier; he swalloweth them up, as alive, in his wrath. 10 (57-11) The just shall rejoice when he shall see the revenge: he shall wash his hands in the blood of the sinner. 11 (57-12) And man shall say: If indeed there be fruit to the just: there is indeed a God that judgeth them on the earth.
1 (58-1) <Unto the end, destroy not, for David for an inscription of a title, when Saul sent and watched his house to kill him.> (58-2) Deliver me from my enemies, O my God; and defend me from them that rise up against me. 2 (58-3) Deliver me from them that work iniquity, and save me from bloody men. 3 (58-4) For behold they have caught my soul: the mighty have rushed in upon me: 4 (58-5) Neither is it my iniquity, nor my sin, O Lord: without iniquity have I been, and directed my steps. 5 (58-6) Rise up thou to meet me, and behold: even thou, O Lord, the God of hosts, the God of Israel. Attend to visit all the nations: have no mercy on all them that work iniquity. 6 (58-7) They shall return at evening, and shall suffer hunger like dogs: and shall go round about the city. 7 (58-8) Behold they shall speak with their mouth, and a sword is in their lips: for who, say they, hath heard us? 8 (58-9) But thou, O Lord, shalt laugh at them: thou shalt bring all the nations to nothing. 9 (58-10) I will keep my strength to thee: for thou art my protector: 10 (58-11) My God, his mercy shall prevent me. 11 (58-12) God shall let me see over my enemies: slay them not, lest at any time my people forget. Scatter them by thy power; and bring them down, O Lord, my protector: 12 (58-13) For the sin of their mouth, and the word of their lips: and let them be taken in their pride. And for their cursing and lying they shall be talked of, 13 (58-14) When they are consumed: when they are consumed by thy wrath, and they shall be no more. And they shall know that God will rule Jacob, and all the ends of the earth. 14 (58-15) They shall return at evening and shall suffer hunger like dogs: and shall go round about the city. 15 (58-16) They shall be scattered abroad to eat, and shall murmur if they be not filled. 16 (58-17) But I will sing thy strength: and will extol thy mercy in the morning. For thou art become my support, and my refuge, in the day of my trouble. 17 (58-18) Unto thee, O my helper, will I sing, for thou art God my defence: my God my mercy.
1 What shall we say then that Abraham hath found, who is our father according to the flesh? 2 For if Abraham were justified by works, he hath whereof to glory, but not before God. 3 For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God: and it was reputed to him unto justice. 4 Now to him that worketh, the reward is not reckoned according to grace but according to debt. 5 But to him that worketh not, yet believeth in him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is reputed to justice, according to the purpose of the grace of God. 6 As David also termeth the blessedness of a man to whom God reputeth justice without works: 7 Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven: and whose sins are covered. 8 Blessed is the man to whom the Lord hath not imputed sin. 9 This blessedness then, doth it remain in the circumcision only or in the uncircumcision also? For we say that unto Abraham faith was reputed to justice. 10 How then was it reputed? When he was in circumcision or in uncircumcision? Not in circumcision, but in uncircumcision. 11 And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the justice of the faith which he had, being uncircumcised: that he might be the father of all them that believe, being uncircumcised: that unto them also it may be reputed to justice: 12 And he might be the father of circumcision; not to them only that are of the circumcision, but to them also that follow the steps of the faith that is in the uncircumcision of our father Abraham. 13 For not through the law was the promise to Abraham or to his seed, that he should be heir of the world: but through the justice of faith. 14 For if they who are of the law be heirs, faith is made void: the promise is made of no effect. 15 For the law worketh wrath. For where there is no law, neither is there transgression. 16 Therefore is it of faith, that according to grace the promise might be firm to all the seed: not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all, 17 (As it is written: I have made thee a father of many nations), before God, whom he believed: who quickeneth the dead and calleth those things that are not, as those that are. 18 Who against hope believed in hope; that he might be made the father of many nations, according to that which was said to him: So shall thy seed be. 19 And he was not weak in faith. Neither did he consider his own body, now dead (whereas he was almost an hundred years old), nor the dead womb of Sara. 20 In the promise also of God he staggered not by distrust: but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God: 21 Most fully knowing that whatsoever he has promised, he is able also to perform. 22 And therefore it was reputed to him unto justice. 23 Now it is not written only for him. that it was reputed to him unto justice, 24 But also for us, to whom it shall be reputed, if we believe in him that raised up Jesus Christ, our Lord, from the dead, 25 Who was delivered up for our sins and rose again for our justification.
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