For the End, a Psalm of David among the Hymns for the eighth.
1 O Lord, rebuke me not in thy wrath, neither chasten me in thine anger. 2 Pity me, O Lord; for I am weak: heal me, O Lord; for my bones are vexed. 3 My soul also is grievously vexed: but thou, O Lord, how long? 4 Return, O Lord, deliver my soul: save me for thy mercy's sake. 5 For in death no man remembers thee: and who will give thee thanks in Hades? 6 1I am wearied with my groaning; I shall wash my bed every night; I shall water my couch with tears. 7 Mine eye is troubled because of my wrath; I am worn out because of all my enemies.
8 Depart from me, all ye that work iniquity; for the Lord has heard the voice of my weeping. 9 The Lord has hearkened to my petition; the Lord has accepted my prayer. 10 Let all mine enemies be put to shame and sore troubled: let them be turned back and grievously put to shame speedily.
A Psalm of David, which he sang to the Lord because of the words of Chusi the 2Benjamite.
1 O Lord my God, in thee have I trusted: save me from all them that persecute me, and deliver me. 2 Lest at any time the enemy seize my soul as a lion, while there is none to ransom, nor to save.
3 O Lord my God, if I have done this; (if there is unrighteousness in my hands;) 4 if I have requited with evil those who requited me with good; may I then perish empty by means of my enemies. 5 Let the enemy persecute my soul, an take it; and let him trample my life on the ground, and lay my glory in the dust. Pause.
6 Arise, O Lord, in thy wrath; be exalted 3in the utmost boundaries of mine enemies: awake, O Lord my God, according to the decree which thou didst command. 7 And the congregation of the nations shall compass thee: and for this cause do thou return on high. 8 The Lord shall judge the nations: judge me, O Lord, according to my righteousness, and according to my innocence that is in me. 9 Oh let the wickedness of sinners come to an end; and then thou shalt direct the righteous, O God that searchest the hearts and reins.
10 My help is righteous, coming from God who saves the upright in heart. 11 God is a righteous judge, and strong, and patient, not inflicting vengeance every day. 12 If ye will not repent, he will furbish his sword; he has bent his bow, and made it ready. 13 And on it he has fitted the instruments of death; he has completed his arrows for the 4raging ones.
14 Behold, he has travailed with unrighteousness, he has conceived trouble, and brought forth iniquity. 15 He has opened a pit, and dug it up, and he shall fall into the ditch which he has made. 16 His trouble
1 Gr. I have laboured.
2 Lit. son of Jemini.
3 Heb. 'because of mine enemies.'
4 See Heb. perhaps 'persecuting ones.'
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