Psalm 8

For the end, concerning the wine-presses, a Psalm of David.

1 O Lord, our Lord, how wonderful is thy name in all the earth! for thy magnificence is exalted above the heavens. 2 1Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou perfected praise, because of thine enemies; that thou mightest put down the enemy and avenger.

3 For I will regard the heavens, the work of thy fingers; the moon and stars, which thou hast established. 4 2What is man, that thou art mindful of him? or the son of man, that thou visitest him? 5 Thou madest him a little less than angels, thou hast crowned him with glory and honour; 6 and thou hast set him over the works of thy hands: thou hast put all things under his feet: 7 sheep and all 3oxen, yea and the cattle of the field; 8 the birds of the sky, and the fish of the sea, the creatures passing through the paths of the sea. 9 O Lord our Lord, how wonderful is thy name in all the earth!

Psalm 9

For the end, a Psalm of David, concerning the secrets of the Son.

1 I will give thanks to thee, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will recount all thy wonderful works. 2 I will be glad and exult in thee: I will sing to thy name, O thou Most High.

3 When mine enemies are turned back, they shall be feeble and perish at thy presence. 4 For thou hast maintained my cause and my right; thou satest on the throne, that judgest righteousness. 5 Thou hast rebuked the nations, and the ungodly one has perished; thou hast blotted out their name for ever, even for ever and ever. 6 The swords of the enemy have failed utterly; and thou hast destroyed cities: their memorial has been destroyed with a noise, 7 but the Lord endures for ever: he has prepared his throne for judgment. 8 And he will judge the world in righteousness, he will judge the nations in uprightness. 9 The Lord also is become a refuge for the poor, a seasonable help, in affliction. 10 And let them that know thy name hope in thee: for thou, O Lord, hast not failed them that diligently seek thee.

11 Sing praises to the Lord, who dwells in Sion: declare his dealings among the nations. 12 For he remembered them, in making inquisition for blood: he has not forgotten the supplication of the poor.

13 Have mercy upon me, O Lord; look upon my affliction which I suffer of mine enemies, thou that liftest me up from the gates of death: 14 that I may declare all thy praises in the gates of the daughter of Sion: I will exult in thy salvation.

15 The heathen are caught in the destruction which they planned: in the very snare


which they hid is their foot taken. 16 The Lord is known as executing judgments: the sinner is taken in the works of his hands. A song of Pause. 17 Let sinners be driven away into Hades, even all the nations that forget God. 18 For the poor shall not be forgotten for ever: the patience of the needy ones shall not perish for ever. 19 Arise, O Lord, let not man prevail: let the heathen be judged before thee. 20 Appoint, O Lord, a lawgiver over them: let the heathen know that they are men. Pause.

1 Mat. 21.16.

2 Heb. 2.6-9.

3 Gr. cows.


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