Psalm 21

For the end, a Psalm of David.

1 O Lord, the king shall rejoice in thy strength; and in thy salvation he shall greatly exult. 2 Thou hast granted him the desire of his soul, and hast not withheld from him the request of his lips. Pause. 3 For thou hast prevented him with blessings of goodness: thou has set upon his head a crown of precious stone. 4 He asked life of thee, and thou gavest him length of days for ever and ever. 5 His glory is great in thy salvation: thou wilt crown him with glory and majesty. 6 For thou wilt give him a blessing for ever and ever: thou wilt gladden him with joy with thy countenance. 7 For the king trusts in the Lord, and through the mercy of the Highest he shall not be moved.

8 Let thy hand be found by all thine enemies: let thy right hand find all that hate thee. 9 Thou shalt make them as a fiery oven at the time of thy presence: the Lord shall trouble them in his anger, and fire shall devour them. 10 Thou shalt destroy their fruit from the earth, and their seed from among the sons of men. 11 For they intended evils against thee; they imagined a device which they shall by no means be able to perform. 12 For thou shalt make them turn their back in thy latter end, thou wilt prepare their face. 13 Be thou exalted, O Lord, in thy strength: we will sing and praise thy mighty acts.

Psalm 22

For the end, concerning the morning aid, a Psalm of David.

1 1O God, my God, attend to me: why hast thou forsaken me? the account of my transgressions is far from my salvation. 2 O my God, I will cry to thee by day, but thou wilt not hear: and by night, and it shall not be accounted for folly to me.

3 But thou, the praise of Israel, dwellest in a sanctuary. 4 Our fathers hoped in thee; they hoped, and thou didst deliver them. 5 They cried to thee, and were saved: they hoped in thee, and were not ashamed. 6 But I am a worm, and not a man; a reproach of men, and scorn of the people. 7 All that saw me mocked me: they spoke with their lips, they shook the head, saying, 8 He hoped in the Lord: let him deliver him, let him save him, because he takes pleasure in him. 9 For thou art he that drew me out of the womb; my hope from my mother's breasts. 10 I was cast on thee from the womb: thou art my God from my mother's belly.


11 Stand not aloof from me; for affliction is near; for there is no helper. 12 Many 2bullocks have compassed me: fat bulls have beset me round. 13 They have opened their mouth against me, as a ravening and roaring lion. 14 I am poured out like water, and all my bones are loosened: my heart in the midst of my belly is become like melting wax. 15 My strength is dried up, like a potsherd; and my tongue is glued to my throat; and thou hast brought me down to the dust of death. 16 For many dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked doers has beset me round: they pierced my hands and my feet. 17 They counted all my bones; and they observed and looked upon me. 18 3They parted my garments among themselves, and cast lots upon my raiment.

19 But thou, O Lord, remove not my help afar off: be ready for mine aid. 20 Deliver my soul from the sword; my only-begotten one from the power of the dog. 21 Save me from the lion's mouth; and regard my 4lowliness from the horns of the unicorns.

22 I will declare thy name to my brethren: in the midst of the church will I sing praise to thee. 23 Ye that fear the Lord, praise him; all ye seed of Jacob, glorify him: let all the seed of Israel fear him. 24 For he has not despised nor been angry at the supplication of the poor; nor turned away his face from me; but when I cried to him, he heard me. 25 My praise is of thee in the great congregation: I will pay my vows before them that fear him.

26 The poor shall eat and be satisfied; and they shall praise the Lord that seek him: their heart shall live for ever. 27 All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn to the Lord: and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before him. 28 For the kingdom is the Lord's; and he is the governor of the nations. 29 All the fat ones of the earth have eaten and worshipped: all that go down to the earth shall fall down before him: my soul also lives to him. 30 And my seed shall serve him: the generation that is coming shall be reported to the Lord. 31 And they shall report his righteousness to the people that shall be born, whom the Lord has made.

1 Mat. 27. 46.

2 Gr. calves.

3 Mat. 27. 35.

4 See Hebrew.


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