Psalm 81; Psalm 82; Psalm 83; Romans 11:19-36

1 (80-1) <Unto the end, for the winepresses, a psalm for Asaph himself.> (80-2) Rejoice to God our helper: sing aloud to the God of Jacob. 2 (80-3) Take a psalm, and bring hither the timbrel: the pleasant psaltery with the harp. 3 (80-4) Blow up the trumpet on the new moon, on the noted day of your solemnity. 4 (80-5) For it is a commandment in Israel, and a judgment to the God of Jacob. 5 (80-6) He ordained it for a testimony in Joseph, when he came out of the land of Egypt: he heard a tongue which he knew not. 6 (80-7) He removed his back from the burdens: his hands had served in baskets. 7 (80-8) Thou calledst upon me in affliction, and I delivered thee: I heard thee in the secret place of tempest: I proved thee at the waters of contradiction. 8 (80-9) Hear, O my people, and I will testify to thee: O Israel, if thou wilt hearken to me, 9 (80-10) there shall be no new god in thee: neither shalt thou adore a strange god. 10 (80-11) For I am the Lord thy God, who brought thee out of the land of Egypt: open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it. 11 (80-12) But my people heard not my voice: and Israel hearkened not to me. 12 (80-13) So I let them go according to the desires of their heart: they shall walk in their own inventions. 13 (80-14) If my people had heard me: if Israel had walked in my ways: 14 (80-15) I should soon have humbled their enemies, and laid my hand on them that troubled them. 15 (80-16) The enemies of the Lord have lied to him: and their time shall be for ever. 16 (80-17) And he fed them with the fat of wheat, and filled them with honey out of the rock.
1 (81-1) <A psalm for Asaph.> God hath stood in the congregation of gods: and being in the midst of them he judgeth gods. 2 (81-2) How long will you judge unjustly: and accept the persons of the wicked? 3 (81-3) Judge for the needy and fatherless: do justice to the humble and the poor. 4 (81-4) Rescue the poor; and deliver the needy out of the hand of the sinner. 5 (81-5) They have not known nor understood: they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth shall be moved. 6 (81-6) I have said: You are gods and all of you the sons of the most High. 7 (81-7) But you like men shall die: and shall fall like one of the princes. 8 (81-8) Arise, O God, judge thou the earth: for thou shalt inherit among all the nations.
1 (82-1) <A canticle of a psalm for Asaph.> (82-2) O God, who shall be like to thee? hold not thy peace, neither be thou still, O God. 2 (82-3) For lo, thy enemies have made a noise: and they that hate thee have lifted up the head. 3 (82-4) They have taken a malicious counsel against thy people, and have consulted against thy saints. 4 (82-5) They have said: Come and let us destroy them, so that they be not a nation: and let the name of Israel be remembered no more. 5 (82-6) For they have contrived with one consent: they have made a covenant together against thee, 6 (82-7) The tabernacle of the Edomites, and the Ishmahelites: Moab, and the Agarens, 7 (82-8) Gebal, and Ammon and Amalec: the Philistines, with the inhabitants of Tyre. 8 (82-9) Yea, and the Assyrian also is joined with them: they are come to the aid of the sons of Lot. 9 (82-10) Do to them as thou didst to Madian and to Sisara: as to Jabin at the brook of Cisson. 10 (82-11) Who perished at Endor: and became as dung for the earth. 11 (82-12) Make their princes like Oreb, and Zeb, and Zebee, and Salmana. All their princes, 12 (82-13) Who have said: Let us possess the sanctuary of God for an inheritance. 13 (82-14) O my God, make them like a wheel; and as stubble before the wind. 14 (82-15) As fire which burneth the wood: and as a flame burning mountains: 15 (82-16) So shalt thou pursue them with thy tempest: and shalt trouble them in thy wrath. 16 (82-17) Fill their faces with shame; and they shall seek thy name, O Lord. 17 (82-18) Let them be ashamed and troubled for ever and ever: and let them be confounded and perish. 18 (82-19) And let them know that the Lord is thy name: thou alone art the most High over all the earth.
19 Thou wilt say then: The branches were broken off that I might be grafted in. 20 Well: because of unbelief they were broken off. But thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear. 21 For if God hath not spared the natural branches, fear lest perhaps also he spare not thee. 22 See then the goodness and the severity of God: towards them indeed that are fallen, the severity; but towards thee, the goodness of God, if thou abide in goodness. Otherwise thou also shalt be cut off. 23 And they also, if they abide not still in unbelief, shall be grafted in: for God is able to graft them in again. 24 For if thou were cut out of the wild olive tree, which is natural to thee; and, contrary to nature, wert grafted into the good olive tree: how much more shall they that are the natural branches be grafted into their own olive tree? 25 For I would not have you ignorant, brethren, of this mystery (lest you should be wise in your own conceits) that blindness in part has happened in Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles should come in. 26 And so all Israel should be saved, as it is written: There shall come out of Sion, he that shall deliver and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob. 27 And this is to them my covenant: when I shall take away their sins. 28 As concerning the gospel, indeed, they are enemies for your sake: but as touching the election, they are most dear for the sake of the fathers. 29 For the gifts and the calling of God are without repentance. 30 For as you also in times past did not believe God, but now have obtained mercy, through their unbelief: 31 So these also now have not believed, for your mercy, that they also may obtain mercy. 32 For God hath concluded all in unbelief, that he may have mercy on all. 33 O the depth of the riches of the wisdom and of the knowledge of God! How incomprehensible are his judgments, and how unsearchable his ways! 34 For who hath known the mind of the Lord? Or who hath been his counsellor? 35 Or who hath first given to him, and recompense shall be made him? 36 For of him, and by him, and in him, are all things: to him be glory for ever. Amen.
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