A Song of a Psalm for Asaph.
1 O God, who shall be compared to thee? be not silent, neither be still, O God.
2 For behold, thine enemies have made a noise; and they that hate thee have lifted up the head. 3 Against thy people they have craftily imagined a device, and have taken counsel against thy saints. 4 They have said, Come, and let us utterly destroy them out of the nation; and let the name of Israel be remembered no more at all. 5 For they have taken counsel together with one consent: they have made a confederacy against thee; 6 even the tents of the Idumeans, and the Ismaelites; Moab, and the Agarenes; 7 Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalec; the Philistines also, with them that dwell at Tyre. 8 Yea, Assur too is come with them: they have become a help to the children of Lot. Pause.
9 Do thou to them as to Madiam, and to Sisera; as to Jabin at the brook of Kison. 10 They were utterly destroyed at Aendor: they became as dung for the earth. 11 Make their princes as Oreb and Zeb, and Zebee
For the end, a Psalm for the sons of Core, concerning the wine-presses.
1 How amiable are thy tabernacles, O Lord of hosts! 2 My soul longs, and faints for the courts of the Lord: my heart and my flesh have exulted in the living god. 3 Yea, the sparrow has found himself a home, and the turtle-dove a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, even thine altars, O Lord of hosts, my King, and my God.
4 Blessed are they that dwell in thy house: they will praise thee evermore. Pause. 5 Blessed is the man whose help is of thee, O Lord; in his heart he has purposed to go up 6 the valley of weeping, to the place which he has appointed, for there the law-giver will grant blessings. 7 They shall go from strength to strength: the God of gods shall be seen in Sion.
8 O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer: hearken, O God of Jacob. Pause. 9 Behold, O God our defender, and look upon the face of thine anointed. 10 For one day in thy courts is better than thousands. I would rather be an abject in the house of God, than dwell in the tents of sinners. 11 For the Lord loves mercy and truth: God will give grace and glory: the Lord will not withhold good things from them that walk in innocence. 12 O Lord of hosts, blessed is the man that trusts in thee.
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