1(89-1) <A prayer of Moses the man of God.> Lord, thou hast been our refuge from generation to generation.2(89-2) Before the mountains were made, or the earth and the world was formed; from eternity and to eternity thou art God.3(89-3) Turn not man away to be brought low: and thou hast said: Be converted, O ye sons of men.4(89-4) For a thousand years in thy sight are as yesterday, which is past. And as a watch in the night,5(89-5) Things that are counted nothing, shall their years be.6(89-6) In the morning man shall grow up like grass; in the morning he shall flourish and pass away: in the evening he shall fall, grow dry, and wither.7(89-7) For in thy wrath we have fainted away: and are troubled in thy indignation.8(89-8) Thou hast set our iniquities before thy eyes: our life in the light of thy countenance.9(89-9) For all our days are spent; and in thy wrath we have fainted away. Our years shall be considered as a spider:10(89-10) The days of our years in them are threescore and ten years. But if in the strong they be fourscore years: and what is more of them is labour and sorrow. For mildness is come upon us: and we shall be corrected.11(89-11) Who knoweth the power of thy anger, and for thy fear12(89-12) Can number thy wrath? So make thy right hand known: and men learned in heart, in wisdom.13(89-13) Return, O Lord, how long? and be entreated in favour of thy servants.14(89-14) We are filled in the morning with thy mercy: and we have rejoiced, and are delighted all our days.15(89-15) We have rejoiced for the days in which thou hast humbled us: for the years in which we have seen evils.16(89-16) Look upon thy servants and upon their works: and direct their children.17(89-17) And let the brightness of the Lord our God be upon us: and direct thou the works of our hands over us; yea, the work of our hands do thou direct.
1(90-1) <The praise of a canticle for David.> He that dwelleth in the aid of the most High, shall abide under the protection of the God of Jacob.2(90-2) He shall say to the Lord: Thou art my protector, and my refuge: my God, in him will I trust.3(90-3) For he hath delivered me from the snare of the hunters: and from the sharp word.4(90-4) He will overshadow thee with his shoulders: and under his wings thou shalt trust.5(90-5) His truth shall compass thee with a shield: thou shalt not be afraid of the terror of the night.6(90-6) Of the arrow that flieth in the day, of the business that walketh about in the dark: of invasion, or of the noonday devil.7(90-7) A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand: but it shall not come nigh thee.8(90-8) But thou shalt consider with thy eyes: and shalt see the reward of the wicked.9(90-9) Because thou, O Lord, art my hope: thou hast made the most High thy refuge.10(90-10) There shall no evil come to thee: nor shall the scourge come near thy dwelling.11(90-11) For he hath given his angels charge over thee; to keep thee in all thy ways.12(90-12) In their hands they shall bear thee up: lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.13(90-13) Thou shalt walk upon the asp and the basilisk: and thou shalt trample under foot the lion and the dragon.14(90-14) Because he hoped in me I will deliver him: I will protect him because he hath known my name.15(90-15) He shall cry to me, and I will hear him: I am with him in tribulation, I will deliver him, and I will glorify him.16(90-16) I will fill him with length of days; and I will shew him my salvation.
1(91-1) <A psalm of a canticle on the sabbath day.> (91-2) It is good to give praise to the Lord: and to sing to thy name, O most High.2(91-3) To shew forth thy mercy in the morning, and thy truth in the night:3(91-4) Upon an instrument of ten strings, upon the psaltery: with a canticle upon the harp.4(91-5) For thou hast given me, O Lord, a delight in thy doings: and in the works of thy hands I shall rejoice.5(91-6) O Lord, how great are thy works! thy thoughts are exceeding deep.6(91-7) The senseless man shall not know: nor will the fool understand these things.7(91-8) When the wicked shall spring up as grass: and all the workers of iniquity shall appear: That they may perish for ever and ever:8(91-9) But thou, O Lord, art most high for evermore.9(91-10) For behold thy enemies, O lord, for behold thy enemies shall perish: and all the workers of iniquity shall be scattered.10(91-11) But my horn shall be exalted like that of the unicorn: and my old age in plentiful mercy.11(91-12) My eye also hath looked down upon my enemies: and my ear shall hear of the downfall of the malignant that rise up against me.12(91-13) The just shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow up like the cedar of Libanus.13(91-14) They that are planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of the house of our God.14(91-15) They shall still increase in a fruitful old age: and shall be well treated,15(91-16) That they may shew, That the Lord our God is righteous, and there is no iniquity in him.
1(92-1) The Lord hath reigned, he is clothed with beauty: the Lord is clothed with strength, and hath girded himself. For he hath established the world which shall not be moved.2(92-2) My throne is prepared from of old: thou art from everlasting.3(92-3) The floods have lifted up, O Lord: the floods have lifted up their voice. The floods have lifted up their waves,4(92-4) With the noise of many waters. Wonderful are the surges of the sea: wonderful is the Lord on high.5(92-5) Thy testimonies are become exceedingly credible: holiness becometh thy house, O Lord, unto length of days.
1(93-1) The Lord is the God to whom revenge belongeth: the God of revenge hath acted freely.2(93-2) Lift up thyself, thou that judgest the earth: render a reward to the proud.3(93-3) How long shall sinners, O Lord: how long shall sinners glory?4(93-4) Shall they utter, and speak iniquity: shall all speak who work injustice?5(93-5) Thy people, O Lord, they have brought low: and they have afflicted thy inheritance.6(93-6) They have slain the widow and the stranger: and they have murdered the fatherless.7(93-7) And they have said: The Lord shall not see: neither shall the God of Jacob understand.8(93-8) Understand, ye senseless among the people: and, you fools, be wise at last.9(93-9) He that planted the ear, shall he not hear? or he that formed the eye, doth he not consider?10(93-10) He that chastiseth nations, shall he not rebuke: he that teacheth man knowledge?11(93-11) The Lord knoweth the thoughts of men, that they are vain.12(93-12) Blessed is the man whom thou shalt instruct, O Lord: and shalt teach him out of thy law.13(93-13) That thou mayst give him rest from the evil days: till a pit be dug for the wicked.14(93-14) For the Lord will not cast off his people: neither will he forsake his own inheritance.15(93-15) Until justice be turned into judgment: and they that are near it are all the upright in heart.16(93-16) Who shall rise up for me against the evildoers? or who shall stand with me against the workers of iniquity?17(93-17) Unless the Lord had been my helper, my soul had almost dwelt in hell.18(93-18) If I said: My foot is moved: thy mercy, O Lord, assisted me.19(93-19) According to the multitude of my sorrows in my heart, thy comforts have given joy to my soul.20(93-20) Doth the seat of iniquity stick to thee, who framest labour in commandment?21(93-21) They will hunt after the soul of the just, and will condemn innocent blood.22(93-22) But the Lord is my refuge: and my God the help of my hope.23(93-23) And he will render them their iniquity:and in their malice he will destroy them: the Lord our God will destroy them.
1(94-1) Come let us praise the Lord with joy: let us joyfully sing to God our saviour.2(94-2) Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving; and make a joyful noise to him with psalms.3(94-3) For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods.4(94-4) For in his hand are all the ends of the earth: and the heights of the mountains are his.5(94-5) For the sea is his, and he made it: and his hands formed the dry land.6(94-6) Come let us adore and fall down: and weep before the Lord that made us.7(94-7) For he is the Lord our God: and we are the people of his pasture and the sheep of his hand.8(94-8) To day if you shall hear his voice, harden not your hearts:9(94-9) As in the provocation, according to the day of temptation in the wilderness: where your fathers tempted me, they proved me, and saw my works.10(94-10) Forty years long was I offended with that generation, and I said: These always err in heart.11(94-11) And these men have not known my ways: so I swore in my wrath that they shall not enter into my rest.