For the end, a Psalm of David for Idithun.
1 Shall not my soul be subjected to God? for of him is my salvation. 2 For he is my God, and my saviour; my helper, I shall not be moved 1very much. 3 How long will ye assault a man? ye are all slaughtering as with a bowed wall and a broken hedge. 4 They only took counsel to set at nought mine honour: I ran in thirst: with their mouth they blessed, but with their heart they cursed. Pause.
5 Nevertheless do thou, my soul, be subjected to God; for of him is my patient hope. 6 For he is my God and my Saviour; my helper, I shall not be moved. 7 2In God is my salvation and my glory: he is the God of my help, and my hope is in God. 8 Hope in him, all ye congregation of the people; pour out your hearts before him, for God is our helper. Pause.
9 But the sons of men are vain; the sons of men are false, so as to be deceitful in the balances; they are 3all alike formedd out of vanity. 10 Trust not in unrighteousness, and lust not after robberies: if wealth should flow in, set not your heart upon it. 11 God has spoken once, and I have heard these two things, that power is of God; 12 and mercy is thine, O Lord; for thou wilt recompense every one according to his works.
A Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Idumea.
1 O God, my God, I cry to thee early; my soul has thirsted for thee: how often has my flesh longed after thee, in a barren and trackless and dry land! 2 Thus have I appeared before thee in the sanctuary, that I might see thy power and thy glory. 3 For thy mercy is better than 4life: my lips shall praise thee. 4 Thus will I bless thee during my life: I will lift up my hands in thy name. 5 Let my soul be filled as with marrow and fatness; and my joyful lips shall praise thy name.
6 5Forasmuch as I have remembered thee on my bed: in the early seasons I have meditated on thee. 7 For thou hast been my helper, and in the shelter of thy wings will I rejoice. 8 My soul has 6kept very close behind thee: thy right hand has upheld me. 9 But they vainly sought after my soul; they shall go into the lowest parts o the earth. 10 They shall be delivered up to the power of the sword; they shall be portions for foxes. 11 But the king shall rejoice in God; every one that swears by him shall be praised; for the mouth of them that speak unjust things has been stopped.
1 Or, any more.
2 Gr. on.
3 Gr. altogether.
4 Gr. lives.
5 Gr. if. See
6 Gr. been glued.
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