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Job - Song of Songs

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Book 18 Job

001:001 There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil.

001:002 And there were born unto him seven sons and three daughters.

001:003 His substance also was seven thousand sheep, and three thousand camels, and five hundred yoke of oxen, and five hundred she asses, and a very great household; so that this man was the greatest of all the men of the east.

001:004 And his sons went and feasted in their houses, every one his day; and sent and called for their three sisters to eat and to drink with them.

001:005 And it was so, when the days of their feasting were gone about, that Job sent and sanctified them, and rose up early in the morning, and offered burnt offerings according to the number of them all: for Job said, It may be that my sons have sinned, and cursed God in their hearts. Thus did Job continually.

001:006 Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them.

001:007 And the LORD said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.

001:008 And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil?

001:009 Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought?

001:010 Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land.

001:011 But put forth thine hand now, and touch all that he hath, and he will curse thee to thy face.

001:012 And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, all that he hath is in thy power; only upon himself put not forth thine hand. So Satan went forth from the presence of the LORD.

001:013 And there was a day when his sons and his daughters were eating and drinking wine in their eldest brother's house:

001:014 And there came a messenger unto Job, and said, The oxen were plowing, and the asses feeding beside them:

001:015 And the Sabeans fell upon them, and took them away; yea, they have slain the servants with the edge of the sword; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee.

001:016 While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, The fire of God is fallen from heaven, and hath burned up the sheep, and the servants, and consumed them; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee.

001:017 While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, The Chaldeans made out three bands, and fell upon the camels, and have carried them away, yea, and slain the servants with the edge of the sword; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee.

001:018 While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, Thy sons and thy daughters were eating and drinking wine in their eldest brother's house:

001:019 And, behold, there came a great wind from the wilderness, and smote the four corners of the house, and it fell upon the young men, and they are dead; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee.

001:020 Then Job arose, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground, and worshipped,

001:021 And said, Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.

001:022 In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly.

002:001 Again there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them to present himself before the LORD.

002:002 And the LORD said unto Satan, From whence comest thou? And Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.

002:003 And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil? and still he holdeth fast his integrity, although thou movedst me against him, to destroy him without cause.

002:004 And Satan answered the LORD, and said, Skin for skin, yea, all that a man hath will he give for his life.

002:005 But put forth thine hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will curse thee to thy face.

002:006 And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, he is in thine hand; but save his life.

002:007 So went Satan forth from the presence of the LORD, and smote Job with sore boils from the sole of his foot unto his crown.

002:008 And he took him a potsherd to scrape himself withal; and he sat down among the ashes.

002:009 Then said his wife unto him, Dost thou still retain thine integrity? curse God, and die.

002:010 But he said unto her, Thou speakest as one of the foolish women speaketh. What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? In all this did not Job sin with his lips.

002:011 Now when Job's three friends heard of all this evil that was come upon him, they came every one from his own place; Eliphaz the Temanite, and Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite: for they had made an appointment together to come to mourn with him and to comfort him.

002:012 And when they lifted up their eyes afar off, and knew him not, they lifted up their voice, and wept; and they rent every one his mantle, and sprinkled dust upon their heads toward heaven.

002:013 So they sat down with him upon the ground seven days and seven nights, and none spake a word unto him: for they saw that his grief was very great.

003:001 After this opened Job his mouth, and cursed his day.

003:002 And Job spake, and said,

003:003 Let the day perish wherein I was born, and the night in which it was said, There is a man child conceived.

003:004 Let that day be darkness; let not God regard it from above, neither let the light shine upon it.

003:005 Let darkness and the shadow of death stain it; let a cloud dwell upon it; let the blackness of the day terrify it.

003:006 As for that night, let darkness seize upon it; let it not be joined unto the days of the year, let it not come into the number of the months.

003:007 Lo, let that night be solitary, let no joyful voice come therein.

003:008 Let them curse it that curse the day, who are ready to raise up their mourning.

003:009 Let the stars of the twilight thereof be dark; let it look for light, but have none; neither let it see the dawning of the day:

003:010 Because it shut not up the doors of my mother's womb, nor hid sorrow from mine eyes.

003:011 Why died I not from the womb? why did I not give up the ghost when I came out of the belly?

003:012 Why did the knees prevent me? or why the breasts that I should suck?

003:013 For now should I have lain still and been quiet, I should have slept: then had I been at rest,

003:014 With kings and counsellors of the earth, which build desolate places for themselves;

003:015 Or with princes that had gold, who filled their houses with silver:

003:016 Or as an hidden untimely birth I had not been; as infants which never saw light.

003:017 There the wicked cease from troubling; and there the weary be at rest.

003:018 There the prisoners rest together; they hear not the voice of the oppressor.

003:019 The small and great are there; and the servant is free from his master.

003:020 Wherefore is light given to him that is in misery, and life unto the bitter in soul;

003:021 Which long for death, but it cometh not; and dig for it more than for hid treasures;

003:022 Which rejoice exceedingly, and are glad, when they can find the grave?

003:023 Why is light given to a man whose way is hid, and whom God hath hedged in?

003:024 For my sighing cometh before I eat, and my roarings are poured out like the waters.

003:025 For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me.

003:026 I was not in safety, neither had I rest, neither was I quiet; yet trouble came.

004:001 Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered and said,

004:002 If we assay to commune with thee, wilt thou be grieved? but who can withhold himself from speaking?

004:003 Behold, thou hast instructed many, and thou hast strengthened the weak hands.

004:004 Thy words have upholden him that was falling, and thou hast strengthened the feeble knees.

004:005 But now it is come upon thee, and thou faintest; it toucheth thee, and thou art troubled.

004:006 Is not this thy fear, thy confidence, thy hope, and the uprightness of thy ways?

004:007 Remember, I pray thee, who ever perished, being innocent? or where were the righteous cut off?

004:008 Even as I have seen, they that plow iniquity, and sow wickedness, reap the same.

004:009 By the blast of God they perish, and by the breath of his nostrils are they consumed.

004:010 The roaring of the lion, and the voice of the fierce lion, and the teeth of the young lions, are broken.

004:011 The old lion perisheth for lack of prey, and the stout lion's whelps are scattered abroad.

004:012 Now a thing was secretly brought to me, and mine ear received a little thereof.

004:013 In thoughts from the visions of the night, when deep sleep falleth on men,

004:014 Fear came upon me, and trembling, which made all my bones to shake.

004:015 Then a spirit passed before my face; the hair of my flesh stood up:

004:016 It stood still, but I could not discern the form thereof: an image was before mine eyes, there was silence, and I heard a voice, saying,

004:017 Shall mortal man be more just than God? shall a man be more pure than his maker?

004:018 Behold, he put no trust in his servants; and his angels he charged with folly:

004:019 How much less in them that dwell in houses of clay, whose foundation is in the dust, which are crushed before the moth?

004:020 They are destroyed from morning to evening: they perish for ever without any regarding it.

004:021 Doth not their excellency which is in them go away? they die, even without wisdom.

005:001 Call now, if there be any that will answer thee; and to which of the saints wilt thou turn?

005:002 For wrath killeth the foolish man, and envy slayeth the silly one.

005:003 I have seen the foolish taking root: but suddenly I cursed his habitation.

005:004 His children are far from safety, and they are crushed in the gate, neither is there any to deliver them.

005:005 Whose harvest the hungry eateth up, and taketh it even out of the thorns, and the robber swalloweth up their substance.

005:006 Although affliction cometh not forth of the dust, neither doth trouble spring out of the ground;

005:007 Yet man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward.

005:008 I would seek unto God, and unto God would I commit my cause:

005:009 Which doeth great things and unsearchable; marvellous things without number:

005:010 Who giveth rain upon the earth, and sendeth waters upon the fields:

005:011 To set up on high those that be low; that those which mourn may be exalted to safety.

005:012 He disappointeth the devices of the crafty, so that their hands cannot perform their enterprise.

005:013 He taketh the wise in their own craftiness: and the counsel of the froward is carried headlong.

005:014 They meet with darkness in the day time, and grope in the noonday as in the night.

005:015 But he saveth the poor from the sword, from their mouth, and from the hand of the mighty.

005:016 So the poor hath hope, and iniquity stoppeth her mouth.

005:017 Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty:

005:018 For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole.

005:019 He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee.

005:020 In famine he shall redeem thee from death: and in war from the power of the sword.

005:021 Thou shalt be hid from the scourge of the tongue: neither shalt thou be afraid of destruction when it cometh.

005:022 At destruction and famine thou shalt laugh: neither shalt thou be afraid of the beasts of the earth.

005:023 For thou shalt be in league with the stones of the field: and the beasts of the field shall be at peace with thee.

005:024 And thou shalt know that thy tabernacle shall be in peace; and thou shalt visit thy habitation, and shalt not sin.

005:025 Thou shalt know also that thy seed shall be great, and thine offspring as the grass of the earth.

005:026 Thou shalt come to thy grave in a full age, like as a shock of corn cometh in in his season.

005:027 Lo this, we have searched it, so it is; hear it, and know thou it for thy good.

006:001 But Job answered and said,

006:002 Oh that my grief were throughly weighed, and my calamity laid in the balances together!

006:003 For now it would be heavier than the sand of the sea: therefore my words are swallowed up.

006:004 For the arrows of the Almighty are within me, the poison whereof drinketh up my spirit: the terrors of God do set themselves in array against me.

006:005 Doth the wild ass bray when he hath grass? or loweth the ox over his fodder?

006:006 Can that which is unsavoury be eaten without salt? or is there any taste in the white of an egg?

006:007 The things that my soul refused to touch are as my sorrowful meat.

006:008 Oh that I might have my request; and that God would grant me the thing that I long for!

006:009 Even that it would please God to destroy me; that he would let loose his hand, and cut me off!

006:010 Then should I yet have comfort; yea, I would harden myself in sorrow: let him not spare; for I have not concealed the words of the Holy One.

006:011 What is my strength, that I should hope? and what is mine end, that I should prolong my life?

006:012 Is my strength the strength of stones? or is my flesh of brass?

006:013 Is not my help in me? and is wisdom driven quite from me?

006:014 To him that is afflicted pity should be shewed from his friend; but he forsaketh the fear of the Almighty.

006:015 My brethren have dealt deceitfully as a brook, and as the stream of brooks they pass away;

006:016 Which are blackish by reason of the ice, and wherein the snow is hid:

006:017 What time they wax warm, they vanish: when it is hot, they are consumed out of their place.

006:018 The paths of their way are turned aside; they go to nothing, and perish.

006:019 The troops of Tema looked, the companies of Sheba waited for them.

006:020 They were confounded because they had hoped; they came thither, and were ashamed.

006:021 For now ye are nothing; ye see my casting down, and are afraid.

006:022 Did I say, Bring unto me? or, Give a reward for me of your substance?

006:023 Or, Deliver me from the enemy's hand? or, Redeem me from the hand of the mighty?

006:024 Teach me, and I will hold my tongue: and cause me to understand wherein I have erred.

006:025 How forcible are right words! but what doth your arguing reprove?

006:026 Do ye imagine to reprove words, and the speeches of one that is desperate, which are as wind?

006:027 Yea, ye overwhelm the fatherless, and ye dig a pit for your friend.

006:028 Now therefore be content, look upon me; for it is evident unto you if I lie.

006:029 Return, I pray you, let it not be iniquity; yea, return again, my righteousness is in it.

006:030 Is there iniquity in my tongue? cannot my taste discern perverse things?

007:001 Is there not an appointed time to man upon earth? are not his days also like the days of an hireling?

007:002 As a servant earnestly desireth the shadow, and as an hireling looketh for the reward of his work:

007:003 So am I made to possess months of vanity, and wearisome nights are appointed to me.

007:004 When I lie down, I say, When shall I arise, and the night be gone? and I am full of tossings to and fro unto the dawning of the day.

007:005 My flesh is clothed with worms and clods of dust; my skin is broken, and become loathsome.

007:006 My days are swifter than a weaver's shuttle, and are spent without hope.

007:007 O remember that my life is wind: mine eye shall no more see good.

007:008 The eye of him that hath seen me shall see me no more: thine eyes are upon me, and I am not.

007:009 As the cloud is consumed and vanisheth away: so he that goeth down to the grave shall come up no more.

007:010 He shall return no more to his house, neither shall his place know him any more.

007:011 Therefore I will not refrain my mouth; I will speak in the anguish of my spirit; I will complain in the bitterness of my soul.

007:012 Am I a sea, or a whale, that thou settest a watch over me?

007:013 When I say, My bed shall comfort me, my couch shall ease my complaints;

007:014 Then thou scarest me with dreams, and terrifiest me through visions:

007:015 So that my soul chooseth strangling, and death rather than my life.

007:016 I loathe it; I would not live alway: let me alone; for my days are vanity.

007:017 What is man, that thou shouldest magnify him? and that thou shouldest set thine heart upon him?

007:018 And that thou shouldest visit him every morning, and try him every moment?

007:019 How long wilt thou not depart from me, nor let me alone till I swallow down my spittle?

007:020 I have sinned; what shall I do unto thee, O thou preserver of men? why hast thou set me as a mark against thee, so that I am a burden to myself?

007:021 And why dost thou not pardon my transgression, and take away my iniquity? for now shall I sleep in the dust; and thou shalt seek me in the morning, but I shall not be.

008:001 Then answered Bildad the Shuhite, and said,

008:002 How long wilt thou speak these things? and how long shall the words of thy mouth be like a strong wind?

008:003 Doth God pervert judgment? or doth the Almighty pervert justice?

008:004 If thy children have sinned against him, and he have cast them away for their transgression;

008:005 If thou wouldest seek unto God betimes, and make thy supplication to the Almighty;

008:006 If thou wert pure and upright; surely now he would awake for thee, and make the habitation of thy righteousness prosperous.

008:007 Though thy beginning was small, yet thy latter end should greatly increase.

008:008 For enquire, I pray thee, of the former age, and prepare thyself to the search of their fathers:

008:009 (For we are but of yesterday, and know nothing, because our days upon earth are a shadow:)

008:010 Shall not they teach thee, and tell thee, and utter words out of their heart?

008:011 Can the rush grow up without mire? can the flag grow without water?

008:012 Whilst it is yet in his greenness, and not cut down, it withereth before any other herb.

008:013 So are the paths of all that forget God; and the hypocrite's hope shall perish:

008:014 Whose hope shall be cut off, and whose trust shall be a spider's web.

008:015 He shall lean upon his house, but it shall not stand: he shall hold it fast, but it shall not endure.

008:016 He is green before the sun, and his branch shooteth forth in his garden.

008:017 His roots are wrapped about the heap, and seeth the place of stones.

008:018 If he destroy him from his place, then it shall deny him, saying, I have not seen thee.

008:019 Behold, this is the joy of his way, and out of the earth shall others grow.

008:020 Behold, God will not cast away a perfect man, neither will he help the evil doers:

008:021 Till he fill thy mouth with laughing, and thy lips with rejoicing.

008:022 They that hate thee shall be clothed with shame; and the dwelling place of the wicked shall come to nought.

009:001 Then Job answered and said,

009:002 I know it is so of a truth: but how should man be just with God?

009:003 If he will contend with him, he cannot answer him one of a thousand.

009:004 He is wise in heart, and mighty in strength: who hath hardened himself against him, and hath prospered?

009:005 Which removeth the mountains, and they know not: which overturneth them in his anger.

009:006 Which shaketh the earth out of her place, and the pillars thereof tremble.

009:007 Which commandeth the sun, and it riseth not; and sealeth up the stars.

009:008 Which alone spreadeth out the heavens, and treadeth upon the waves of the sea.

009:009 Which maketh Arcturus, Orion, and Pleiades, and the chambers of the south.

009:010 Which doeth great things past finding out; yea, and wonders without number.

009:011 Lo, he goeth by me, and I see him not: he passeth on also, but I perceive him not.

009:012 Behold, he taketh away, who can hinder him? who will say unto him, What doest thou?

009:013 If God will not withdraw his anger, the proud helpers do stoop under him.

009:014 How much less shall I answer him, and choose out my words to reason with him?

009:015 Whom, though I were righteous, yet would I not answer, but I would make supplication to my judge.

009:016 If I had called, and he had answered me; yet would I not believe that he had hearkened unto my voice.

009:017 For he breaketh me with a tempest, and multiplieth my wounds without cause.

009:018 He will not suffer me to take my breath, but filleth me with bitterness.

009:019 If I speak of strength, lo, he is strong: and if of judgment, who shall set me a time to plead?

009:020 If I justify myself, mine own mouth shall condemn me: if I say, I am perfect, it shall also prove me perverse.

009:021 Though I were perfect, yet would I not know my soul: I would despise my life.

009:022 This is one thing, therefore I said it, He destroyeth the perfect and the wicked.

009:023 If the scourge slay suddenly, he will laugh at the trial of the innocent.

009:024 The earth is given into the hand of the wicked: he covereth the faces of the judges thereof; if not, where, and who is he?

009:025 Now my days are swifter than a post: they flee away, they see no good.

009:026 They are passed away as the swift ships: as the eagle that hasteth to the prey.

009:027 If I say, I will forget my complaint, I will leave off my heaviness, and comfort myself:

009:028 I am afraid of all my sorrows, I know that thou wilt not hold me innocent.

009:029 If I be wicked, why then labour I in vain?

009:030 If I wash myself with snow water, and make my hands never so clean;

009:031 Yet shalt thou plunge me in the ditch, and mine own clothes shall abhor me.

009:032 For he is not a man, as I am, that I should answer him, and we should come together in judgment.

009:033 Neither is there any daysman betwixt us, that might lay his hand upon us both.

009:034 Let him take his rod away from me, and let not his fear terrify me:

009:035 Then would I speak, and not fear him; but it is not so with me.

010:001 My soul is weary of my life; I will leave my complaint upon myself; I will speak in the bitterness of my soul.

010:002 I will say unto God, Do not condemn me; shew me wherefore thou contendest with me.

010:003 Is it good unto thee that thou shouldest oppress, that thou shouldest despise the work of thine hands, and shine upon the counsel of the wicked?

010:004 Hast thou eyes of flesh? or seest thou as man seeth?

010:005 Are thy days as the days of man? are thy years as man's days,

010:006 That thou enquirest after mine iniquity, and searchest after my sin?

010:007 Thou knowest that I am not wicked; and there is none that can deliver out of thine hand.

010:008 Thine hands have made me and fashioned me together round about; yet thou dost destroy me.

010:009 Remember, I beseech thee, that thou hast made me as the clay; and wilt thou bring me into dust again?

010:010 Hast thou not poured me out as milk, and curdled me like cheese?

010:011 Thou hast clothed me with skin and flesh, and hast fenced me with bones and sinews.

010:012 Thou hast granted me life and favour, and thy visitation hath preserved my spirit.

010:013 And these things hast thou hid in thine heart: I know that this is with thee.

010:014 If I sin, then thou markest me, and thou wilt not acquit me from mine iniquity.

010:015 If I be wicked, woe unto me; and if I be righteous, yet will I not lift up my head. I am full of confusion; therefore see thou mine affliction;

010:016 For it increaseth. Thou huntest me as a fierce lion: and again thou shewest thyself marvellous upon me.

010:017 Thou renewest thy witnesses against me, and increasest thine indignation upon me; changes and war are against me.

010:018 Wherefore then hast thou brought me forth out of the womb? Oh that I had given up the ghost, and no eye had seen me!

010:019 I should have been as though I had not been; I should have been carried from the womb to the grave.

010:020 Are not my days few? cease then, and let me alone, that I may take comfort a little,

010:021 Before I go whence I shall not return, even to the land of darkness and the shadow of death;

010:022 A land of darkness, as darkness itself; and of the shadow of death, without any order, and where the light is as darkness.

011:001 Then answered Zophar the Naamathite, and said,

011:002 Should not the multitude of words be answered? and should a man full of talk be justified?

011:003 Should thy lies make men hold their peace? and when thou mockest, shall no man make thee ashamed?

011:004 For thou hast said, My doctrine is pure, and I am clean in thine eyes.

011:005 But oh that God would speak, and open his lips against thee;

011:006 And that he would shew thee the secrets of wisdom, that they are double to that which is! Know therefore that God exacteth of thee less than thine iniquity deserveth.

011:007 Canst thou by searching find out God? canst thou find out the Almighty unto perfection?

011:008 It is as high as heaven; what canst thou do? deeper than hell; what canst thou know?

011:009 The measure thereof is longer than the earth, and broader than the sea.

011:010 If he cut off, and shut up, or gather together, then who can hinder him?

011:011 For he knoweth vain men: he seeth wickedness also; will he not then consider it?

011:012 For vain men would be wise, though man be born like a wild ass's colt.

011:013 If thou prepare thine heart, and stretch out thine hands toward him;

011:014 If iniquity be in thine hand, put it far away, and let not wickedness dwell in thy tabernacles.

011:015 For then shalt thou lift up thy face without spot; yea, thou shalt be stedfast, and shalt not fear:

011:016 Because thou shalt forget thy misery, and remember it as waters that pass away:

011:017 And thine age shall be clearer than the noonday: thou shalt shine forth, thou shalt be as the morning.

011:018 And thou shalt be secure, because there is hope; yea, thou shalt dig about thee, and thou shalt take thy rest in safety.

011:019 Also thou shalt lie down, and none shall make thee afraid; yea, many shall make suit unto thee.

011:020 But the eyes of the wicked shall fail, and they shall not escape, and their hope shall be as the giving up of the ghost.

012:001 And Job answered and said,

012:002 No doubt but ye are the people, and wisdom shall die with you.

012:003 But I have understanding as well as you; I am not inferior to you: yea, who knoweth not such things as these?

012:004 I am as one mocked of his neighbour, who calleth upon God, and he answereth him: the just upright man is laughed to scorn.

012:005 He that is ready to slip with his feet is as a lamp despised in the thought of him that is at ease.

012:006 The tabernacles of robbers prosper, and they that provoke God are secure; into whose hand God bringeth abundantly.

012:007 But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee; and the fowls of the air, and they shall tell thee:

012:008 Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach thee: and the fishes of the sea shall declare unto thee.

012:009 Who knoweth not in all these that the hand of the LORD hath wrought this?

012:010 In whose hand is the soul of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind.

012:011 Doth not the ear try words? and the mouth taste his meat?

012:012 With the ancient is wisdom; and in length of days understanding.

012:013 With him is wisdom and strength, he hath counsel and understanding.

012:014 Behold, he breaketh down, and it cannot be built again: he shutteth up a man, and there can be no opening.

012:015 Behold, he withholdeth the waters, and they dry up: also he sendeth them out, and they overturn the earth.

012:016 With him is strength and wisdom: the deceived and the deceiver are his.

012:017 He leadeth counsellors away spoiled, and maketh the judges fools.

012:018 He looseth the bond of kings, and girdeth their loins with a girdle.

012:019 He leadeth princes away spoiled, and overthroweth the mighty.

012:020 He removeth away the speech of the trusty, and taketh away the understanding of the aged.

012:021 He poureth contempt upon princes, and weakeneth the strength of the mighty.

012:022 He discovereth deep things out of darkness, and bringeth out to light the shadow of death.

012:023 He increaseth the nations, and destroyeth them: he enlargeth the nations, and straiteneth them again.

012:024 He taketh away the heart of the chief of the people of the earth, and causeth them to wander in a wilderness where there is no way.

012:025 They grope in the dark without light, and he maketh them to stagger like a drunken man.

013:001 Lo, mine eye hath seen all this, mine ear hath heard and understood it.

013:002 What ye know, the same do I know also: I am not inferior unto you.

013:003 Surely I would speak to the Almighty, and I desire to reason with God.

013:004 But ye are forgers of lies, ye are all physicians of no value.

013:005 O that ye would altogether hold your peace! and it should be your wisdom.

013:006 Hear now my reasoning, and hearken to the pleadings of my lips.

013:007 Will ye speak wickedly for God? and talk deceitfully for him?

013:008 Will ye accept his person? will ye contend for God?

013:009 Is it good that he should search you out? or as one man mocketh another, do ye so mock him?

013:010 He will surely reprove you, if ye do secretly accept persons.

013:011 Shall not his excellency make you afraid? and his dread fall upon you?

013:012 Your remembrances are like unto ashes, your bodies to bodies of clay.

013:013 Hold your peace, let me alone, that I may speak, and let come on me what will.

013:014 Wherefore do I take my flesh in my teeth, and put my life in mine hand?

013:015 Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain mine own ways before him.

013:016 He also shall be my salvation: for an hypocrite shall not come before him.

013:017 Hear diligently my speech, and my declaration with your ears.

013:018 Behold now, I have ordered my cause; I know that I shall be justified.

013:019 Who is he that will plead with me? for now, if I hold my tongue, I shall give up the ghost.

013:020 Only do not two things unto me: then will I not hide myself from thee.

013:021 Withdraw thine hand far from me: and let not thy dread make me afraid.

013:022 Then call thou, and I will answer: or let me speak, and answer thou me.

013:023 How many are mine iniquities and sins? make me to know my transgression and my sin.

013:024 Wherefore hidest thou thy face, and holdest me for thine enemy?

013:025 Wilt thou break a leaf driven to and fro? and wilt thou pursue the dry stubble?

013:026 For thou writest bitter things against me, and makest me to possess the iniquities of my youth.

013:027 Thou puttest my feet also in the stocks, and lookest narrowly unto all my paths; thou settest a print upon the heels of my feet.

013:028 And he, as a rotten thing, consumeth, as a garment that is moth eaten.

014:001 Man that is born of a woman is of few days and full of trouble.

014:002 He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down: he fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not.

014:003 And doth thou open thine eyes upon such an one, and bringest me into judgment with thee?

014:004 Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? not one.

014:005 Seeing his days are determined, the number of his months are with thee, thou hast appointed his bounds that he cannot pass;

014:006 Turn from him, that he may rest, till he shall accomplish, as an hireling, his day.

014:007 For there is hope of a tree, if it be cut down, that it will sprout again, and that the tender branch thereof will not cease.

014:008 Though the root thereof wax old in the earth, and the stock thereof die in the ground;

014:009 Yet through the scent of water it will bud, and bring forth boughs like a plant.

014:010 But man dieth, and wasteth away: yea, man giveth up the ghost, and where is he?

014:011 As the waters fail from the sea, and the flood decayeth and drieth up:

014:012 So man lieth down, and riseth not: till the heavens be no more, they shall not awake, nor be raised out of their sleep.

014:013 O that thou wouldest hide me in the grave, that thou wouldest keep me secret, until thy wrath be past, that thou wouldest appoint me a set time, and remember me!

014:014 If a man die, shall he live again? all the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my change come.

014:015 Thou shalt call, and I will answer thee: thou wilt have a desire to the work of thine hands.

014:016 For now thou numberest my steps: dost thou not watch over my sin?

014:017 My transgression is sealed up in a bag, and thou sewest up mine iniquity.

014:018 And surely the mountains falling cometh to nought, and the rock is removed out of his place.

014:019 The waters wear the stones: thou washest away the things which grow out of the dust of the earth; and thou destroyest the hope of man.

014:020 Thou prevailest for ever against him, and he passeth: thou changest his countenance, and sendest him away.

014:021 His sons come to honour, and he knoweth it not; and they are brought low, but he perceiveth it not of them.

014:022 But his flesh upon him shall have pain, and his soul within him shall mourn.

015:001 Then answered Eliphaz the Temanite, and said,

015:002 Should a wise man utter vain knowledge, and fill his belly with the east wind?

015:003 Should he reason with unprofitable talk? or with speeches wherewith he can do no good?

015:004 Yea, thou castest off fear, and restrainest prayer before God.

015:005 For thy mouth uttereth thine iniquity, and thou choosest the tongue of the crafty.

015:006 Thine own mouth condemneth thee, and not I: yea, thine own lips testify against thee.

015:007 Art thou the first man that was born? or wast thou made before the hills?

015:008 Hast thou heard the secret of God? and dost thou restrain wisdom to thyself?

015:009 What knowest thou, that we know not? what understandest thou, which is not in us?

015:010 With us are both the grayheaded and very aged men, much elder than thy father.

015:011 Are the consolations of God small with thee? is there any secret thing with thee?

015:012 Why doth thine heart carry thee away? and what do thy eyes wink at,

015:013 That thou turnest thy spirit against God, and lettest such words go out of thy mouth?

015:014 What is man, that he should be clean? and he which is born of a woman, that he should be righteous?

015:015 Behold, he putteth no trust in his saints; yea, the heavens are not clean in his sight.

015:016 How much more abominable and filthy is man, which drinketh iniquity like water?

015:017 I will shew thee, hear me; and that which I have seen I will declare;

015:018 Which wise men have told from their fathers, and have not hid it:

015:019 Unto whom alone the earth was given, and no stranger passed among them.

015:020 The wicked man travaileth with pain all his days, and the number of years is hidden to the oppressor.

015:021 A dreadful sound is in his ears: in prosperity the destroyer shall come upon him.

015:022 He believeth not that he shall return out of darkness, and he is waited for of the sword.

015:023 He wandereth abroad for bread, saying, Where is it? he knoweth that the day of darkness is ready at his hand.

015:024 Trouble and anguish shall make him afraid; they shall prevail against him, as a king ready to the battle.

015:025 For he stretcheth out his hand against God, and strengtheneth himself against the Almighty.

015:026 He runneth upon him, even on his neck, upon the thick bosses of his bucklers:

015:027 Because he covereth his face with his fatness, and maketh collops of fat on his flanks.

015:028 And he dwelleth in desolate cities, and in houses which no man inhabiteth, which are ready to become heaps.

015:029 He shall not be rich, neither shall his substance continue, neither shall he prolong the perfection thereof upon the earth.

015:030 He shall not depart out of darkness; the flame shall dry up his branches, and by the breath of his mouth shall he go away.

015:031 Let not him that is deceived trust in vanity: for vanity shall be his recompence.

015:032 It shall be accomplished before his time, and his branch shall not be green.

015:033 He shall shake off his unripe grape as the vine, and shall cast off his flower as the olive.

015:034 For the congregation of hypocrites shall be desolate, and fire shall consume the tabernacles of bribery.

015:035 They conceive mischief, and bring forth vanity, and their belly prepareth deceit.

016:001 Then Job answered and said,

016:002 I have heard many such things: miserable comforters are ye all.

016:003 Shall vain words have an end? or what emboldeneth thee that thou answerest?

016:004 I also could speak as ye do: if your soul were in my soul's stead, I could heap up words against you, and shake mine head at you.

016:005 But I would strengthen you with my mouth, and the moving of my lips should asswage your grief.

016:006 Though I speak, my grief is not asswaged: and though I forbear, what am I eased?

016:007 But now he hath made me weary: thou hast made desolate all my company.

016:008 And thou hast filled me with wrinkles, which is a witness against me: and my leanness rising up in me beareth witness to my face.

016:009 He teareth me in his wrath, who hateth me: he gnasheth upon me with his teeth; mine enemy sharpeneth his eyes upon me.

016:010 They have gaped upon me with their mouth; they have smitten me upon the cheek reproachfully; they have gathered themselves together against me.

016:011 God hath delivered me to the ungodly, and turned me over into the hands of the wicked.

016:012 I was at ease, but he hath broken me asunder: he hath also taken me by my neck, and shaken me to pieces, and set me up for his mark.

016:013 His archers compass me round about, he cleaveth my reins asunder, and doth not spare; he poureth out my gall upon the ground.

016:014 He breaketh me with breach upon breach, he runneth upon me like a giant.

016:015 I have sewed sackcloth upon my skin, and defiled my horn in the dust.

016:016 My face is foul with weeping, and on my eyelids is the shadow of death;

016:017 Not for any injustice in mine hands: also my prayer is pure.

016:018 O earth, cover not thou my blood, and let my cry have no place.

016:019 Also now, behold, my witness is in heaven, and my record is on high.

016:020 My friends scorn me: but mine eye poureth out tears unto God.

016:021 O that one might plead for a man with God, as a man pleadeth for his neighbour!

016:022 When a few years are come, then I shall go the way whence I shall not return.

017:001 My breath is corrupt, my days are extinct, the graves are ready for me.

017:002 Are there not mockers with me? and doth not mine eye continue in their provocation?

017:003 Lay down now, put me in a surety with thee; who is he that will strike hands with me?

017:004 For thou hast hid their heart from understanding: therefore shalt thou not exalt them.

017:005 He that speaketh flattery to his friends, even the eyes of his children shall fail.

017:006 He hath made me also a byword of the people; and aforetime I was as a tabret.

017:007 Mine eye also is dim by reason of sorrow, and all my members are as a shadow.

017:008 Upright men shall be astonied at this, and the innocent shall stir up himself against the hypocrite.

017:009 The righteous also shall hold on his way, and he that hath clean hands shall be stronger and stronger.

017:010 But as for you all, do ye return, and come now: for I cannot find one wise man among you.

017:011 My days are past, my purposes are broken off, even the thoughts of my heart.

017:012 They change the night into day: the light is short because of darkness.

017:013 If I wait, the grave is mine house: I have made my bed in the darkness.

017:014 I have said to corruption, Thou art my father: to the worm, Thou art my mother, and my sister.

017:015 And where is now my hope? as for my hope, who shall see it?

017:016 They shall go down to the bars of the pit, when our rest together is in the dust.

018:001 Then answered Bildad the Shuhite, and said,

018:002 How long will it be ere ye make an end of words? mark, and afterwards we will speak.

018:003 Wherefore are we counted as beasts, and reputed vile in your sight?

018:004 He teareth himself in his anger: shall the earth be forsaken for thee? and shall the rock be removed out of his place?

018:005 Yea, the light of the wicked shall be put out, and the spark of his fire shall not shine.

018:006 The light shall be dark in his tabernacle, and his candle shall be put out with him.

018:007 The steps of his strength shall be straitened, and his own counsel shall cast him down.

018:008 For he is cast into a net by his own feet, and he walketh upon a snare.

018:009 The gin shall take him by the heel, and the robber shall prevail against him.

018:010 The snare is laid for him in the ground, and a trap for him in the way.

018:011 Terrors shall make him afraid on every side, and shall drive him to his feet.

018:012 His strength shall be hungerbitten, and destruction shall be ready at his side.

018:013 It shall devour the strength of his skin: even the firstborn of death shall devour his strength.

018:014 His confidence shall be rooted out of his tabernacle, and it shall bring him to the king of terrors.

018:015 It shall dwell in his tabernacle, because it is none of his: brimstone shall be scattered upon his habitation.

018:016 His roots shall be dried up beneath, and above shall his branch be cut off.

018:017 His remembrance shall perish from the earth, and he shall have no name in the street.

018:018 He shall be driven from light into darkness, and chased out of the world.

018:019 He shall neither have son nor nephew among his people, nor any remaining in his dwellings.

018:020 They that come after him shall be astonied at his day, as they that went before were affrighted.

018:021 Surely such are the dwellings of the wicked, and this is the place of him that knoweth not God.

019:001 Then Job answered and said,

019:002 How long will ye vex my soul, and break me in pieces with words?

019:003 These ten times have ye reproached me: ye are not ashamed that ye make yourselves strange to me.

019:004 And be it indeed that I have erred, mine error remaineth with myself.

019:005 If indeed ye will magnify yourselves against me, and plead against me my reproach:

019:006 Know now that God hath overthrown me, and hath compassed me with his net.

019:007 Behold, I cry out of wrong, but I am not heard: I cry aloud, but there is no judgment.

019:008 He hath fenced up my way that I cannot pass, and he hath set darkness in my paths.

019:009 He hath stripped me of my glory, and taken the crown from my head.

019:010 He hath destroyed me on every side, and I am gone: and mine hope hath he removed like a tree.

019:011 He hath also kindled his wrath against me, and he counteth me unto him as one of his enemies.

019:012 His troops come together, and raise up their way against me, and encamp round about my tabernacle.

019:013 He hath put my brethren far from me, and mine acquaintance are verily estranged from me.

019:014 My kinsfolk have failed, and my familiar friends have forgotten me.

019:015 They that dwell in mine house, and my maids, count me for a stranger: I am an alien in their sight.

019:016 I called my servant, and he gave me no answer; I intreated him with my mouth.

019:017 My breath is strange to my wife, though I intreated for the children's sake of mine own body.

019:018 Yea, young children despised me; I arose, and they spake against me.

019:019 All my inward friends abhorred me: and they whom I loved are turned against me.

019:020 My bone cleaveth to my skin and to my flesh, and I am escaped with the skin of my teeth.

019:021 Have pity upon me, have pity upon me, O ye my friends; for the hand of God hath touched me.

019:022 Why do ye persecute me as God, and are not satisfied with my flesh?

019:023 Oh that my words were now written! oh that they were printed in a book!

019:024 That they were graven with an iron pen and lead in the rock for ever!

019:025 For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth:

019:026 And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God:

019:027 Whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another; though my reins be consumed within me.

019:028 But ye should say, Why persecute we him, seeing the root of the matter is found in me?

019:029 Be ye afraid of the sword: for wrath bringeth the punishments of the sword, that ye may know there is a judgment.

020:001 Then answered Zophar the Naamathite, and said,

020:002 Therefore do my thoughts cause me to answer, and for this I make haste.

020:003 I have heard the check of my reproach, and the spirit of my understanding causeth me to answer.

020:004 Knowest thou not this of old, since man was placed upon earth,

020:005 That the triumphing of the wicked is short, and the joy of the hypocrite but for a moment?

020:006 Though his excellency mount up to the heavens, and his head reach unto the clouds;

020:007 Yet he shall perish for ever like his own dung: they which have seen him shall say, Where is he?

020:008 He shall fly away as a dream, and shall not be found: yea, he shall be chased away as a vision of the night.

020:009 The eye also which saw him shall see him no more; neither shall his place any more behold him.

020:010 His children shall seek to please the poor, and his hands shall restore their goods.

020:011 His bones are full of the sin of his youth, which shall lie down with him in the dust.

020:012 Though wickedness be sweet in his mouth, though he hide it under his tongue;

020:013 Though he spare it, and forsake it not; but keep it still within his mouth:

020:014 Yet his meat in his bowels is turned, it is the gall of asps within him.

020:015 He hath swallowed down riches, and he shall vomit them up again: God shall cast them out of his belly.

020:016 He shall suck the poison of asps: the viper's tongue shall slay him.

020:017 He shall not see the rivers, the floods, the brooks of honey and butter.

020:018 That which he laboured for shall he restore, and shall not swallow it down: according to his substance shall the restitution be, and he shall not rejoice therein.

020:019 Because he hath oppressed and hath forsaken the poor; because he hath violently taken away an house which he builded not;

020:020 Surely he shall not feel quietness in his belly, he shall not save of that which he desired.

020:021 There shall none of his meat be left; therefore shall no man look for his goods.

020:022 In the fulness of his sufficiency he shall be in straits: every hand of the wicked shall come upon him.

020:023 When he is about to fill his belly, God shall cast the fury of his wrath upon him, and shall rain it upon him while he is eating.

020:024 He shall flee from the iron weapon, and the bow of steel shall strike him through.

020:025 It is drawn, and cometh out of the body; yea, the glittering sword cometh out of his gall: terrors are upon him.

020:026 All darkness shall be hid in his secret places: a fire not blown shall consume him; it shall go ill with him that is left in his tabernacle.

020:027 The heaven shall reveal his iniquity; and the earth shall rise up against him.

020:028 The increase of his house shall depart, and his goods shall flow away in the day of his wrath.

020:029 This is the portion of a wicked man from God, and the heritage appointed unto him by God.

021:001 But Job answered and said,

021:002 Hear diligently my speech, and let this be your consolations.

021:003 Suffer me that I may speak; and after that I have spoken, mock on.

021:004 As for me, is my complaint to man? and if it were so, why should not my spirit be troubled?

021:005 Mark me, and be astonished, and lay your hand upon your mouth.

021:006 Even when I remember I am afraid, and trembling taketh hold on my flesh.

021:007 Wherefore do the wicked live, become old, yea, are mighty in power?

021:008 Their seed is established in their sight with them, and their offspring before their eyes.

021:009 Their houses are safe from fear, neither is the rod of God upon them.

021:010 Their bull gendereth, and faileth not; their cow calveth, and casteth not her calf.

021:011 They send forth their little ones like a flock, and their children dance.

021:012 They take the timbrel and harp, and rejoice at the sound of the organ.

021:013 They spend their days in wealth, and in a moment go down to the grave.

021:014 Therefore they say unto God, Depart from us; for we desire not the knowledge of thy ways.

021:015 What is the Almighty, that we should serve him? and what profit should we have, if we pray unto him?

021:016 Lo, their good is not in their hand: the counsel of the wicked is far from me.

021:017 How oft is the candle of the wicked put out! and how oft cometh their destruction upon them! God distributeth sorrows in his anger.

021:018 They are as stubble before the wind, and as chaff that the storm carrieth away.

021:019 God layeth up his iniquity for his children: he rewardeth him, and he shall know it.

021:020 His eyes shall see his destruction, and he shall drink of the wrath of the Almighty.

021:021 For what pleasure hath he in his house after him, when the number of his months is cut off in the midst?

021:022 Shall any teach God knowledge? seeing he judgeth those that are high.

021:023 One dieth in his full strength, being wholly at ease and quiet.

021:024 His breasts are full of milk, and his bones are moistened with marrow.

021:025 And another dieth in the bitterness of his soul, and never eateth with pleasure.

021:026 They shall lie down alike in the dust, and the worms shall cover them.

021:027 Behold, I know your thoughts, and the devices which ye wrongfully imagine against me.

021:028 For ye say, Where is the house of the prince? and where are the dwelling places of the wicked?

021:029 Have ye not asked them that go by the way? and do ye not know their tokens,

021:030 That the wicked is reserved to the day of destruction? they shall be brought forth to the day of wrath.

021:031 Who shall declare his way to his face? and who shall repay him what he hath done?

021:032 Yet shall he be brought to the grave, and shall remain in the tomb.

021:033 The clods of the valley shall be sweet unto him, and every man shall draw after him, as there are innumerable before him.

021:034 How then comfort ye me in vain, seeing in your answers there remaineth falsehood?

022:001 Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered and said,

022:002 Can a man be profitable unto God, as he that is wise may be profitable unto himself?

022:003 Is it any pleasure to the Almighty, that thou art righteous? or is it gain to him, that thou makest thy ways perfect?

022:004 Will he reprove thee for fear of thee? will he enter with thee into judgment?

022:005 Is not thy wickedness great? and thine iniquities infinite?

022:006 For thou hast taken a pledge from thy brother for nought, and stripped the naked of their clothing.

022:007 Thou hast not given water to the weary to drink, and thou hast withholden bread from the hungry.

022:008 But as for the mighty man, he had the earth; and the honourable man dwelt in it.

022:009 Thou hast sent widows away empty, and the arms of the fatherless have been broken.

022:010 Therefore snares are round about thee, and sudden fear troubleth thee;

022:011 Or darkness, that thou canst not see; and abundance of waters cover thee.

022:012 Is not God in the height of heaven? and behold the height of the stars, how high they are!

022:013 And thou sayest, How doth God know? can he judge through the dark cloud?

022:014 Thick clouds are a covering to him, that he seeth not; and he walketh in the circuit of heaven.

022:015 Hast thou marked the old way which wicked men have trodden?

022:016 Which were cut down out of time, whose foundation was overflown with a flood:

022:017 Which said unto God, Depart from us: and what can the Almighty do for them?

022:018 Yet he filled their houses with good things: but the counsel of the wicked is far from me.

022:019 The righteous see it, and are glad: and the innocent laugh them to scorn.

022:020 Whereas our substance is not cut down, but the remnant of them the fire consumeth.

022:021 Acquaint now thyself with him, and be at peace: thereby good shall come unto thee.

022:022 Receive, I pray thee, the law from his mouth, and lay up his words in thine heart.

022:023 If thou return to the Almighty, thou shalt be built up, thou shalt put away iniquity far from thy tabernacles.

022:024 Then shalt thou lay up gold as dust, and the gold of Ophir as the stones of the brooks.

022:025 Yea, the Almighty shall be thy defence, and thou shalt have plenty of silver.

022:026 For then shalt thou have thy delight in the Almighty, and shalt lift up thy face unto God.

022:027 Thou shalt make thy prayer unto him, and he shall hear thee, and thou shalt pay thy vows.

022:028 Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee: and the light shall shine upon thy ways.

022:029 When men are cast down, then thou shalt say, There is lifting up; and he shall save the humble person.

022:030 He shall deliver the island of the innocent: and it is delivered by the pureness of thine hands.

023:001 Then Job answered and said,

023:002 Even to day is my complaint bitter: my stroke is heavier than my groaning.

023:003 Oh that I knew where I might find him! that I might come even to his seat!

023:004 I would order my cause before him, and fill my mouth with arguments.

023:005 I would know the words which he would answer me, and understand what he would say unto me.

023:006 Will he plead against me with his great power? No; but he would put strength in me.

023:007 There the righteous might dispute with him; so should I be delivered for ever from my judge.

023:008 Behold, I go forward, but he is not there; and backward, but I cannot perceive him:

023:009 On the left hand, where he doth work, but I cannot behold him: he hideth himself on the right hand, that I cannot see him:

023:010 But he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.

023:011 My foot hath held his steps, his way have I kept, and not declined.

023:012 Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food.

023:013 But he is in one mind, and who can turn him? and what his soul desireth, even that he doeth.

023:014 For he performeth the thing that is appointed for me: and many such things are with him.

023:015 Therefore am I troubled at his presence: when I consider, I am afraid of him.

023:016 For God maketh my heart soft, and the Almighty troubleth me:

023:017 Because I was not cut off before the darkness, neither hath he covered the darkness from my face.

024:001 Why, seeing times are not hidden from the Almighty, do they that know him not see his days?

024:002 Some remove the landmarks; they violently take away flocks, and feed thereof.

024:003 They drive away the ass of the fatherless, they take the widow's ox for a pledge.

024:004 They turn the needy out of the way: the poor of the earth hide themselves together.

024:005 Behold, as wild asses in the desert, go they forth to their work; rising betimes for a prey: the wilderness yieldeth food for them and for their children.

024:006 They reap every one his corn in the field: and they gather the vintage of the wicked.

024:007 They cause the naked to lodge without clothing, that they have no covering in the cold.

024:008 They are wet with the showers of the mountains, and embrace the rock for want of a shelter.

024:009 They pluck the fatherless from the breast, and take a pledge of the poor.

024:010 They cause him to go naked without clothing, and they take away the sheaf from the hungry;

024:011 Which make oil within their walls, and tread their winepresses, and suffer thirst.

024:012 Men groan from out of the city, and the soul of the wounded crieth out: yet God layeth not folly to them.

024:013 They are of those that rebel against the light; they know not the ways thereof, nor abide in the paths thereof.

024:014 The murderer rising with the light killeth the poor and needy, and in the night is as a thief.

024:015 The eye also of the adulterer waiteth for the twilight, saying, No eye shall see me: and disguiseth his face.

024:016 In the dark they dig through houses, which they had marked for themselves in the daytime: they know not the light.

024:017 For the morning is to them even as the shadow of death: if one know them, they are in the terrors of the shadow of death.

024:018 He is swift as the waters; their portion is cursed in the earth: he beholdeth not the way of the vineyards.

024:019 Drought and heat consume the snow waters: so doth the grave those which have sinned.

024:020 The womb shall forget him; the worm shall feed sweetly on him; he shall be no more remembered; and wickedness shall be broken as a tree.

024:021 He evil entreateth the barren that beareth not: and doeth not good to the widow.

024:022 He draweth also the mighty with his power: he riseth up, and no man is sure of life.

024:023 Though it be given him to be in safety, whereon he resteth; yet his eyes are upon their ways.

024:024 They are exalted for a little while, but are gone and brought low; they are taken out of the way as all other, and cut off as the tops of the ears of corn.

024:025 And if it be not so now, who will make me a liar, and make my speech nothing worth?

025:001 Then answered Bildad the Shuhite, and said,

025:002 Dominion and fear are with him, he maketh peace in his high places.

025:003 Is there any number of his armies? and upon whom doth not his light arise?

025:004 How then can man be justified with God? or how can he be clean that is born of a woman?

025:005 Behold even to the moon, and it shineth not; yea, the stars are not pure in his sight.

025:006 How much less man, that is a worm? and the son of man, which is a worm?

026:001 But Job answered and said,

026:002 How hast thou helped him that is without power? how savest thou the arm that hath no strength?

026:003 How hast thou counselled him that hath no wisdom? and how hast thou plentifully declared the thing as it is?

026:004 To whom hast thou uttered words? and whose spirit came from thee?

026:005 Dead things are formed from under the waters, and the inhabitants thereof.

026:006 Hell is naked before him, and destruction hath no covering.

026:007 He stretcheth out the north over the empty place, and hangeth the earth upon nothing.

026:008 He bindeth up the waters in his thick clouds; and the cloud is not rent under them.

026:009 He holdeth back the face of his throne, and spreadeth his cloud upon it.

026:010 He hath compassed the waters with bounds, until the day and night come to an end.

026:011 The pillars of heaven tremble and are astonished at his reproof.

026:012 He divideth the sea with his power, and by his understanding he smiteth through the proud.

026:013 By his spirit he hath garnished the heavens; his hand hath formed the crooked serpent.

026:014 Lo, these are parts of his ways: but how little a portion is heard of him? but the thunder of his power who can understand?

027:001 Moreover Job continued his parable, and said,

027:002 As God liveth, who hath taken away my judgment; and the Almighty, who hath vexed my soul;

027:003 All the while my breath is in me, and the spirit of God is in my nostrils;

027:004 My lips shall not speak wickedness, nor my tongue utter deceit.

027:005 God forbid that I should justify you: till I die I will not remove mine integrity from me.

027:006 My righteousness I hold fast, and will not let it go: my heart shall not reproach me so long as I live.

027:007 Let mine enemy be as the wicked, and he that riseth up against me as the unrighteous.

027:008 For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he hath gained, when God taketh away his soul?

027:009 Will God hear his cry when trouble cometh upon him?

027:010 Will he delight himself in the Almighty? will he always call upon God?

027:011 I will teach you by the hand of God: that which is with the Almighty will I not conceal.

027:012 Behold, all ye yourselves have seen it; why then are ye thus altogether vain?

027:013 This is the portion of a wicked man with God, and the heritage of oppressors, which they shall receive of the Almighty.

027:014 If his children be multiplied, it is for the sword: and his offspring shall not be satisfied with bread.

027:015 Those that remain of him shall be buried in death: and his widows shall not weep.

027:016 Though he heap up silver as the dust, and prepare raiment as the clay;

027:017 He may prepare it, but the just shall put it on, and the innocent shall divide the silver.

027:018 He buildeth his house as a moth, and as a booth that the keeper maketh.

027:019 The rich man shall lie down, but he shall not be gathered: he openeth his eyes, and he is not.

027:020 Terrors take hold on him as waters, a tempest stealeth him away in the night.

027:021 The east wind carrieth him away, and he departeth: and as a storm hurleth him out of his place.

027:022 For God shall cast upon him, and not spare: he would fain flee out of his hand.

027:023 Men shall clap their hands at him, and shall hiss him out of his place.

028:001 Surely there is a vein for the silver, and a place for gold where they fine it.

028:002 Iron is taken out of the earth, and brass is molten out of the stone.

028:003 He setteth an end to darkness, and searcheth out all perfection: the stones of darkness, and the shadow of death.

028:004 The flood breaketh out from the inhabitant; even the waters forgotten of the foot: they are dried up, they are gone away from men.

028:005 As for the earth, out of it cometh bread: and under it is turned up as it were fire.

028:006 The stones of it are the place of sapphires: and it hath dust of gold.

028:007 There is a path which no fowl knoweth, and which the vulture's eye hath not seen:

028:008 The lion's whelps have not trodden it, nor the fierce lion passed by it.

028:009 He putteth forth his hand upon the rock; he overturneth the mountains by the roots.

028:010 He cutteth out rivers among the rocks; and his eye seeth every precious thing.

028:011 He bindeth the floods from overflowing; and the thing that is hid bringeth he forth to light.

028:012 But where shall wisdom be found? and where is the place of understanding?

028:013 Man knoweth not the price thereof; neither is it found in the land of the living.

028:014 The depth saith, It is not in me: and the sea saith, It is not with me.

028:015 It cannot be gotten for gold, neither shall silver be weighed for the price thereof.

028:016 It cannot be valued with the gold of Ophir, with the precious onyx, or the sapphire.

028:017 The gold and the crystal cannot equal it: and the exchange of it shall not be for jewels of fine gold.

028:018 No mention shall be made of coral, or of pearls: for the price of wisdom is above rubies.

028:019 The topaz of Ethiopia shall not equal it, neither shall it be valued with pure gold.

028:020 Whence then cometh wisdom? and where is the place of understanding?

028:021 Seeing it is hid from the eyes of all living, and kept close from the fowls of the air.

028:022 Destruction and death say, We have heard the fame thereof with our ears.

028:023 God understandeth the way thereof, and he knoweth the place thereof.

028:024 For he looketh to the ends of the earth, and seeth under the whole heaven;

028:025 To make the weight for the winds; and he weigheth the waters by measure.

028:026 When he made a decree for the rain, and a way for the lightning of the thunder:

028:027 Then did he see it, and declare it; he prepared it, yea, and searched it out.

028:028 And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the LORD, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.

029:001 Moreover Job continued his parable, and said,

029:002 Oh that I were as in months past, as in the days when God preserved me;

029:003 When his candle shined upon my head, and when by his light I walked through darkness;

029:004 As I was in the days of my youth, when the secret of God was upon my tabernacle;

029:005 When the Almighty was yet with me, when my children were about me;

029:006 When I washed my steps with butter, and the rock poured me out rivers of oil;

029:007 When I went out to the gate through the city, when I prepared my seat in the street!

029:008 The young men saw me, and hid themselves: and the aged arose, and stood up.

029:009 The princes refrained talking, and laid their hand on their mouth.

029:010 The nobles held their peace, and their tongue cleaved to the roof of their mouth.

029:011 When the ear heard me, then it blessed me; and when the eye saw me, it gave witness to me:

029:012 Because I delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless, and him that had none to help him.

029:013 The blessing of him that was ready to perish came upon me: and I caused the widow's heart to sing for joy.

029:014 I put on righteousness, and it clothed me: my judgment was as a robe and a diadem.

029:015 I was eyes to the blind, and feet was I to the lame.

029:016 I was a father to the poor: and the cause which I knew not I searched out.

029:017 And I brake the jaws of the wicked, and plucked the spoil out of his teeth.

029:018 Then I said, I shall die in my nest, and I shall multiply my days as the sand.

029:019 My root was spread out by the waters, and the dew lay all night upon my branch.

029:020 My glory was fresh in me, and my bow was renewed in my hand.

029:021 Unto me men gave ear, and waited, and kept silence at my counsel.

029:022 After my words they spake not again; and my speech dropped upon them.

029:023 And they waited for me as for the rain; and they opened their mouth wide as for the latter rain.

029:024 If I laughed on them, they believed it not; and the light of my countenance they cast not down.

029:025 I chose out their way, and sat chief, and dwelt as a king in the army, as one that comforteth the mourners.

030:001 But now they that are younger than I have me in derision, whose fathers I would have disdained to have set with the dogs of my flock.

030:002 Yea, whereto might the strength of their hands profit me, in whom old age was perished?

030:003 For want and famine they were solitary; fleeing into the wilderness in former time desolate and waste.

030:004 Who cut up mallows by the bushes, and juniper roots for their meat.

030:005 They were driven forth from among men, (they cried after them as after a thief;)

030:006 To dwell in the cliffs of the valleys, in caves of the earth, and in the rocks.

030:007 Among the bushes they brayed; under the nettles they were gathered together.

030:008 They were children of fools, yea, children of base men: they were viler than the earth.

030:009 And now am I their song, yea, I am their byword.

030:010 They abhor me, they flee far from me, and spare not to spit in my face.

030:011 Because he hath loosed my cord, and afflicted me, they have also let loose the bridle before me.

030:012 Upon my right hand rise the youth; they push away my feet, and they raise up against me the ways of their destruction.

030:013 They mar my path, they set forward my calamity, they have no helper.

030:014 They came upon me as a wide breaking in of waters: in the desolation they rolled themselves upon me.

030:015 Terrors are turned upon me: they pursue my soul as the wind: and my welfare passeth away as a cloud.

030:016 And now my soul is poured out upon me; the days of affliction have taken hold upon me.

030:017 My bones are pierced in me in the night season: and my sinews take no rest.

030:018 By the great force of my disease is my garment changed: it bindeth me about as the collar of my coat.

030:019 He hath cast me into the mire, and I am become like dust and ashes.

030:020 I cry unto thee, and thou dost not hear me: I stand up, and thou regardest me not.

030:021 Thou art become cruel to me: with thy strong hand thou opposest thyself against me.

030:022 Thou liftest me up to the wind; thou causest me to ride upon it, and dissolvest my substance.

030:023 For I know that thou wilt bring me to death, and to the house appointed for all living.

030:024 Howbeit he will not stretch out his hand to the grave, though they cry in his destruction.

030:025 Did not I weep for him that was in trouble? was not my soul grieved for the poor?

030:026 When I looked for good, then evil came unto me: and when I waited for light, there came darkness.

030:027 My bowels boiled, and rested not: the days of affliction prevented me.

030:028 I went mourning without the sun: I stood up, and I cried in the congregation.

030:029 I am a brother to dragons, and a companion to owls.

030:030 My skin is black upon me, and my bones are burned with heat.

030:031 My harp also is turned to mourning, and my organ into the voice of them that weep.

031:001 I made a covenant with mine eyes; why then should I think upon a maid?

031:002 For what portion of God is there from above? and what inheritance of the Almighty from on high?

031:003 Is not destruction to the wicked? and a strange punishment to the workers of iniquity?

031:004 Doth not he see my ways, and count all my steps?

031:005 If I have walked with vanity, or if my foot hath hasted to deceit;

031:006 Let me be weighed in an even balance that God may know mine integrity.

031:007 If my step hath turned out of the way, and mine heart walked after mine eyes, and if any blot hath cleaved to mine hands;

031:008 Then let me sow, and let another eat; yea, let my offspring be rooted out.

031:009 If mine heart have been deceived by a woman, or if I have laid wait at my neighbour's door;

031:010 Then let my wife grind unto another, and let others bow down upon her.

031:011 For this is an heinous crime; yea, it is an iniquity to be punished by the judges.

031:012 For it is a fire that consumeth to destruction, and would root out all mine increase.

031:013 If I did despise the cause of my manservant or of my maidservant, when they contended with me;

031:014 What then shall I do when God riseth up? and when he visiteth, what shall I answer him?

031:015 Did not he that made me in the womb make him? and did not one fashion us in the womb?

031:016 If I have withheld the poor from their desire, or have caused the eyes of the widow to fail;

031:017 Or have eaten my morsel myself alone, and the fatherless hath not eaten thereof;

031:018 (For from my youth he was brought up with me, as with a father, and I have guided her from my mother's womb;)

031:019 If I have seen any perish for want of clothing, or any poor without covering;

031:020 If his loins have not blessed me, and if he were not warmed with the fleece of my sheep;

031:021 If I have lifted up my hand against the fatherless, when I saw my help in the gate:

031:022 Then let mine arm fall from my shoulder blade, and mine arm be broken from the bone.

031:023 For destruction from God was a terror to me, and by reason of his highness I could not endure.

031:024 If I have made gold my hope, or have said to the fine gold, Thou art my confidence;

031:025 If I rejoice because my wealth was great, and because mine hand had gotten much;

031:026 If I beheld the sun when it shined, or the moon walking in brightness;

031:027 And my heart hath been secretly enticed, or my mouth hath kissed my hand:

031:028 This also were an iniquity to be punished by the judge: for I should have denied the God that is above.

031:029 If I rejoice at the destruction of him that hated me, or lifted up myself when evil found him:

031:030 Neither have I suffered my mouth to sin by wishing a curse to his soul.

031:031 If the men of my tabernacle said not, Oh that we had of his flesh! we cannot be satisfied.

031:032 The stranger did not lodge in the street: but I opened my doors to the traveller.

031:033 If I covered my transgressions as Adam, by hiding mine iniquity in my bosom:

031:034 Did I fear a great multitude, or did the contempt of families terrify me, that I kept silence, and went not out of the door?

031:035 Oh that one would hear me! behold, my desire is, that the Almighty would answer me, and that mine adversary had written a book.

031:036 Surely I would take it upon my shoulder, and bind it as a crown to me.

031:037 I would declare unto him the number of my steps; as a prince would I go near unto him.

031:038 If my land cry against me, or that the furrows likewise thereof complain;

031:039 If I have eaten the fruits thereof without money, or have caused the owners thereof to lose their life:

031:040 Let thistles grow instead of wheat, and cockle instead of barley. The words of Job are ended.

032:001 So these three men ceased to answer Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes.

032:002 Then was kindled the wrath of Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite, of the kindred of Ram: against Job was his wrath kindled, because he justified himself rather than God.

032:003 Also against his three friends was his wrath kindled, because they had found no answer, and yet had condemned Job.

032:004 Now Elihu had waited till Job had spoken, because they were elder than he.

032:005 When Elihu saw that there was no answer in the mouth of these three men, then his wrath was kindled.

032:006 And Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite answered and said, I am young, and ye are very old; wherefore I was afraid, and durst not shew you mine opinion.

032:007 I said, Days should speak, and multitude of years should teach wisdom.

032:008 But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding.

032:009 Great men are not always wise: neither do the aged understand judgment.

032:010 Therefore I said, Hearken to me; I also will shew mine opinion.

032:011 Behold, I waited for your words; I gave ear to your reasons, whilst ye searched out what to say.

032:012 Yea, I attended unto you, and, behold, there was none of you that convinced Job, or that answered his words:

032:013 Lest ye should say, We have found out wisdom: God thrusteth him down, not man.

032:014 Now he hath not directed his words against me: neither will I answer him with your speeches.

032:015 They were amazed, they answered no more: they left off speaking.

032:016 When I had waited, (for they spake not, but stood still, and answered no more;)

032:017 I said, I will answer also my part, I also will shew mine opinion.

032:018 For I am full of matter, the spirit within me constraineth me.

032:019 Behold, my belly is as wine which hath no vent; it is ready to burst like new bottles.

032:020 I will speak, that I may be refreshed: I will open my lips and answer.

032:021 Let me not, I pray you, accept any man's person, neither let me give flattering titles unto man.

032:022 For I know not to give flattering titles; in so doing my maker would soon take me away.

033:001 Wherefore, Job, I pray thee, hear my speeches, and hearken to all my words.

033:002 Behold, now I have opened my mouth, my tongue hath spoken in my mouth.

033:003 My words shall be of the uprightness of my heart: and my lips shall utter knowledge clearly.

033:004 The spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life.

033:005 If thou canst answer me, set thy words in order before me, stand up.

033:006 Behold, I am according to thy wish in God's stead: I also am formed out of the clay.

033:007 Behold, my terror shall not make thee afraid, neither shall my hand be heavy upon thee.

033:008 Surely thou hast spoken in mine hearing, and I have heard the voice of thy words, saying,

033:009 I am clean without transgression, I am innocent; neither is there iniquity in me.

033:010 Behold, he findeth occasions against me, he counteth me for his enemy,

033:011 He putteth my feet in the stocks, he marketh all my paths.

033:012 Behold, in this thou art not just: I will answer thee, that God is greater than man.

033:013 Why dost thou strive against him? for he giveth not account of any of his matters.

033:014 For God speaketh once, yea twice, yet man perceiveth it not.

033:015 In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falleth upon men, in slumberings upon the bed;

033:016 Then he openeth the ears of men, and sealeth their instruction,

033:017 That he may withdraw man from his purpose, and hide pride from man.

033:018 He keepeth back his soul from the pit, and his life from perishing by the sword.

033:019 He is chastened also with pain upon his bed, and the multitude of his bones with strong pain:

033:020 So that his life abhorreth bread, and his soul dainty meat.

033:021 His flesh is consumed away, that it cannot be seen; and his bones that were not seen stick out.

033:022 Yea, his soul draweth near unto the grave, and his life to the destroyers.

033:023 If there be a messenger with him, an interpreter, one among a thousand, to shew unto man his uprightness:

033:024 Then he is gracious unto him, and saith, Deliver him from going down to the pit: I have found a ransom.

033:025 His flesh shall be fresher than a child's: he shall return to the days of his youth:

033:026 He shall pray unto God, and he will be favourable unto him: and he shall see his face with joy: for he will render unto man his righteousness.

033:027 He looketh upon men, and if any say, I have sinned, and perverted that which was right, and it profited me not;

033:028 He will deliver his soul from going into the pit, and his life shall see the light.

033:029 Lo, all these things worketh God oftentimes with man,

033:030 To bring back his soul from the pit, to be enlightened with the light of the living.

033:031 Mark well, O Job, hearken unto me: hold thy peace, and I will speak.

033:032 If thou hast anything to say, answer me: speak, for I desire to justify thee.

033:033 If not, hearken unto me: hold thy peace, and I shall teach thee wisdom.

034:001 Furthermore Elihu answered and said,

034:002 Hear my words, O ye wise men; and give ear unto me, ye that have knowledge.

034:003 For the ear trieth words, as the mouth tasteth meat.

034:004 Let us choose to us judgment: let us know among ourselves what is good.

034:005 For Job hath said, I am righteous: and God hath taken away my judgment.

034:006 Should I lie against my right? my wound is incurable without transgression.

034:007 What man is like Job, who drinketh up scorning like water?

034:008 Which goeth in company with the workers of iniquity, and walketh with wicked men.

034:009 For he hath said, It profiteth a man nothing that he should delight himself with God.

034:010 Therefore hearken unto me ye men of understanding: far be it from God, that he should do wickedness; and from the Almighty, that he should commit iniquity.

034:011 For the work of a man shall he render unto him, and cause every man to find according to his ways.

034:012 Yea, surely God will not do wickedly, neither will the Almighty pervert judgment.

034:013 Who hath given him a charge over the earth? or who hath disposed the whole world?

034:014 If he set his heart upon man, if he gather unto himself his spirit and his breath;

034:015 All flesh shall perish together, and man shall turn again unto dust.

034:016 If now thou hast understanding, hear this: hearken to the voice of my words.

034:017 Shall even he that hateth right govern? and wilt thou condemn him that is most just?

034:018 Is it fit to say to a king, Thou art wicked? and to princes, Ye are ungodly?

034:019 How much less to him that accepteth not the persons of princes, nor regardeth the rich more than the poor? for they all are the work of his hands.

034:020 In a moment shall they die, and the people shall be troubled at midnight, and pass away: and the mighty shall be taken away without hand.

034:021 For his eyes are upon the ways of man, and he seeth all his goings.

034:022 There is no darkness, nor shadow of death, where the workers of iniquity may hide themselves.

034:023 For he will not lay upon man more than right; that he should enter into judgment with God.

034:024 He shall break in pieces mighty men without number, and set others in their stead.

034:025 Therefore he knoweth their works, and he overturneth them in the night, so that they are destroyed.

034:026 He striketh them as wicked men in the open sight of others;

034:027 Because they turned back from him, and would not consider any of his ways:

034:028 So that they cause the cry of the poor to come unto him, and he heareth the cry of the afflicted.

034:029 When he giveth quietness, who then can make trouble? and when he hideth his face, who then can behold him? whether it be done against a nation, or against a man only:

034:030 That the hypocrite reign not, lest the people be ensnared.

034:031 Surely it is meet to be said unto God, I have borne chastisement, I will not offend any more:

034:032 That which I see not teach thou me: if I have done iniquity, I will do no more.

034:033 Should it be according to thy mind? he will recompense it, whether thou refuse, or whether thou choose; and not I: therefore speak what thou knowest.

034:034 Let men of understanding tell me, and let a wise man hearken unto me.

034:035 Job hath spoken without knowledge, and his words were without wisdom.

034:036 My desire is that Job may be tried unto the end because of his answers for wicked men.

034:037 For he addeth rebellion unto his sin, he clappeth his hands among us, and multiplieth his words against God.

035:001 Elihu spake moreover, and said,

035:002 Thinkest thou this to be right, that thou saidst, My righteousness is more than God's?

035:003 For thou saidst, What advantage will it be unto thee? and, What profit shall I have, if I be cleansed from my sin?

035:004 I will answer thee, and thy companions with thee.

035:005 Look unto the heavens, and see; and behold the clouds which are higher than thou.

035:006 If thou sinnest, what doest thou against him? or if thy transgressions be multiplied, what doest thou unto him?

035:007 If thou be righteous, what givest thou him? or what receiveth he of thine hand?

035:008 Thy wickedness may hurt a man as thou art; and thy righteousness may profit the son of man.

035:009 By reason of the multitude of oppressions they make the oppressed to cry: they cry out by reason of the arm of the mighty.

035:010 But none saith, Where is God my maker, who giveth songs in the night;

035:011 Who teacheth us more than the beasts of the earth, and maketh us wiser than the fowls of heaven?

035:012 There they cry, but none giveth answer, because of the pride of evil men.

035:013 Surely God will not hear vanity, neither will the Almighty regard it.

035:014 Although thou sayest thou shalt not see him, yet judgment is before him; therefore trust thou in him.

035:015 But now, because it is not so, he hath visited in his anger; yet he knoweth it not in great extremity:

035:016 Therefore doth Job open his mouth in vain; he multiplieth words without knowledge.

036:001 Elihu also proceeded, and said,

036:002 Suffer me a little, and I will shew thee that I have yet to speak on God's behalf.

036:003 I will fetch my knowledge from afar, and will ascribe righteousness to my Maker.

036:004 For truly my words shall not be false: he that is perfect in knowledge is with thee.

036:005 Behold, God is mighty, and despiseth not any: he is mighty in strength and wisdom.

036:006 He preserveth not the life of the wicked: but giveth right to the poor.

036:007 He withdraweth not his eyes from the righteous: but with kings are they on the throne; yea, he doth establish them for ever, and they are exalted.

036:008 And if they be bound in fetters, and be holden in cords of affliction;

036:009 Then he sheweth them their work, and their transgressions that they have exceeded.

036:010 He openeth also their ear to discipline, and commandeth that they return from iniquity.

036:011 If they obey and serve him, they shall spend their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasures.

036:012 But if they obey not, they shall perish by the sword, and they shall die without knowledge.

036:013 But the hypocrites in heart heap up wrath: they cry not when he bindeth them.

036:014 They die in youth, and their life is among the unclean.

036:015 He delivereth the poor in his affliction, and openeth their ears in oppression.

036:016 Even so would he have removed thee out of the strait into a broad place, where there is no straitness; and that which should be set on thy table should be full of fatness.

036:017 But thou hast fulfilled the judgment of the wicked: judgment and justice take hold on thee.

036:018 Because there is wrath, beware lest he take thee away with his stroke: then a great ransom cannot deliver thee.

036:019 Will he esteem thy riches? no, not gold, nor all the forces of strength.

036:020 Desire not the night, when people are cut off in their place.

036:021 Take heed, regard not iniquity: for this hast thou chosen rather than affliction.

036:022 Behold, God exalteth by his power: who teacheth like him?

036:023 Who hath enjoined him his way? or who can say, Thou hast wrought iniquity?

036:024 Remember that thou magnify his work, which men behold.

036:025 Every man may see it; man may behold it afar off.

036:026 Behold, God is great, and we know him not, neither can the number of his years be searched out.

036:027 For he maketh small the drops of water: they pour down rain according to the vapour thereof:

036:028 Which the clouds do drop and distil upon man abundantly.

036:029 Also can any understand the spreadings of the clouds, or the noise of his tabernacle?

036:030 Behold, he spreadeth his light upon it, and covereth the bottom of the sea.

036:031 For by them judgeth he the people; he giveth meat in abundance.

036:032 With clouds he covereth the light; and commandeth it not to shine by the cloud that cometh betwixt.

036:033 The noise thereof sheweth concerning it, the cattle also concerning the vapour.

037:001 At this also my heart trembleth, and is moved out of his place.

037:002 Hear attentively the noise of his voice, and the sound that goeth out of his mouth.

037:003 He directeth it under the whole heaven, and his lightning unto the ends of the earth.

037:004 After it a voice roareth: he thundereth with the voice of his excellency; and he will not stay them when his voice is heard.

037:005 God thundereth marvellously with his voice; great things doeth he, which we cannot comprehend.

037:006 For he saith to the snow, Be thou on the earth; likewise to the small rain, and to the great rain of his strength.

037:007 He sealeth up the hand of every man; that all men may know his work.

037:008 Then the beasts go into dens, and remain in their places.

037:009 Out of the south cometh the whirlwind: and cold out of the north.

037:010 By the breath of God frost is given: and the breadth of the waters is straitened.

037:011 Also by watering he wearieth the thick cloud: he scattereth his bright cloud:

037:012 And it is turned round about by his counsels: that they may do whatsoever he commandeth them upon the face of the world in the earth.

037:013 He causeth it to come, whether for correction, or for his land, or for mercy.

037:014 Hearken unto this, O Job: stand still, and consider the wondrous works of God.

037:015 Dost thou know when God disposed them, and caused the light of his cloud to shine?

037:016 Dost thou know the balancings of the clouds, the wondrous works of him which is perfect in knowledge?

037:017 How thy garments are warm, when he quieteth the earth by the south wind?

037:018 Hast thou with him spread out the sky, which is strong, and as a molten looking glass?

037:019 Teach us what we shall say unto him; for we cannot order our speech by reason of darkness.

037:020 Shall it be told him that I speak? if a man speak, surely he shall be swallowed up.

037:021 And now men see not the bright light which is in the clouds: but the wind passeth, and cleanseth them.

037:022 Fair weather cometh out of the north: with God is terrible majesty.

037:023 Touching the Almighty, we cannot find him out: he is excellent in power, and in judgment, and in plenty of justice: he will not afflict.

037:024 Men do therefore fear him: he respecteth not any that are wise of heart.

038:001 Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said,

038:002 Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge?

038:003 Gird up now thy loins like a man; for I will demand of thee, and answer thou me.

038:004 Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding.

038:005 Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it?

038:006 Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof;

038:007 When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?

038:008 Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it brake forth, as if it had issued out of the womb?

038:009 When I made the cloud the garment thereof, and thick darkness a swaddlingband for it,

038:010 And brake up for it my decreed place, and set bars and doors,

038:011 And said, Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further: and here shall thy proud waves be stayed?

038:012 Hast thou commanded the morning since thy days; and caused the dayspring to know his place;

038:013 That it might take hold of the ends of the earth, that the wicked might be shaken out of it?

038:014 It is turned as clay to the seal; and they stand as a garment.

038:015 And from the wicked their light is withholden, and the high arm shall be broken.

038:016 Hast thou entered into the springs of the sea? or hast thou walked in the search of the depth?

038:017 Have the gates of death been opened unto thee? or hast thou seen the doors of the shadow of death?

038:018 Hast thou perceived the breadth of the earth? declare if thou knowest it all.

038:019 Where is the way where light dwelleth? and as for darkness, where is the place thereof,

038:020 That thou shouldest take it to the bound thereof, and that thou shouldest know the paths to the house thereof?

038:021 Knowest thou it, because thou wast then born? or because the number of thy days is great?

038:022 Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow? or hast thou seen the treasures of the hail,

038:023 Which I have reserved against the time of trouble, against the day of battle and war?

038:024 By what way is the light parted, which scattereth the east wind upon the earth?

038:025 Who hath divided a watercourse for the overflowing of waters, or a way for the lightning of thunder;

038:026 To cause it to rain on the earth, where no man is; on the wilderness, wherein there is no man;

038:027 To satisfy the desolate and waste ground; and to cause the bud of the tender herb to spring forth?

038:028 Hath the rain a father? or who hath begotten the drops of dew?

038:029 Out of whose womb came the ice? and the hoary frost of heaven, who hath gendered it?

038:030 The waters are hid as with a stone, and the face of the deep is frozen.

038:031 Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion?

038:032 Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth in his season? or canst thou guide Arcturus with his sons?

038:033 Knowest thou the ordinances of heaven? canst thou set the dominion thereof in the earth?

038:034 Canst thou lift up thy voice to the clouds, that abundance of waters may cover thee?

038:035 Canst thou send lightnings, that they may go and say unto thee, Here we are?

038:036 Who hath put wisdom in the inward parts? or who hath given understanding to the heart?

038:037 Who can number the clouds in wisdom? or who can stay the bottles of heaven,

038:038 When the dust groweth into hardness, and the clods cleave fast together?

038:039 Wilt thou hunt the prey for the lion? or fill the appetite of the young lions,

038:040 When they couch in their dens, and abide in the covert to lie in wait?

038:041 Who provideth for the raven his food? when his young ones cry unto God, they wander for lack of meat.

039:001 Knowest thou the time when the wild goats of the rock bring forth? or canst thou mark when the hinds do calve?

039:002 Canst thou number the months that they fulfil? or knowest thou the time when they bring forth?

039:003 They bow themselves, they bring forth their young ones, they cast out their sorrows.

039:004 Their young ones are in good liking, they grow up with corn; they go forth, and return not unto them.

039:005 Who hath sent out the wild ass free? or who hath loosed the bands of the wild ass?

039:006 Whose house I have made the wilderness, and the barren land his dwellings.

039:007 He scorneth the multitude of the city, neither regardeth he the crying of the driver.

039:008 The range of the mountains is his pasture, and he searcheth after every green thing.

039:009 Will the unicorn be willing to serve thee, or abide by thy crib?

039:010 Canst thou bind the unicorn with his band in the furrow? or will he harrow the valleys after thee?

039:011 Wilt thou trust him, because his strength is great? or wilt thou leave thy labour to him?

039:012 Wilt thou believe him, that he will bring home thy seed, and gather it into thy barn?

039:013 Gavest thou the goodly wings unto the peacocks? or wings and feathers unto the ostrich?

039:014 Which leaveth her eggs in the earth, and warmeth them in dust,

039:015 And forgetteth that the foot may crush them, or that the wild beast may break them.

039:016 She is hardened against her young ones, as though they were not her's: her labour is in vain without fear;

039:017 Because God hath deprived her of wisdom, neither hath he imparted to her understanding.

039:018 What time she lifteth up herself on high, she scorneth the horse and his rider.

039:019 Hast thou given the horse strength? hast thou clothed his neck with thunder?

039:020 Canst thou make him afraid as a grasshopper? the glory of his nostrils is terrible.

039:021 He paweth in the valley, and rejoiceth in his strength: he goeth on to meet the armed men.

039:022 He mocketh at fear, and is not affrighted; neither turneth he back from the sword.

039:023 The quiver rattleth against him, the glittering spear and the shield.

039:024 He swalloweth the ground with fierceness and rage: neither believeth he that it is the sound of the trumpet.

039:025 He saith among the trumpets, Ha, ha; and he smelleth the battle afar off, the thunder of the captains, and the shouting.

039:026 Doth the hawk fly by thy wisdom, and stretch her wings toward the south?

039:027 Doth the eagle mount up at thy command, and make her nest on high?

039:028 She dwelleth and abideth on the rock, upon the crag of the rock, and the strong place.

039:029 From thence she seeketh the prey, and her eyes behold afar off.

039:030 Her young ones also suck up blood: and where the slain are, there is she.

040:001 Moreover the LORD answered Job, and said,

040:002 Shall he that contendeth with the Almighty instruct him? he that reproveth God, let him answer it.

040:003 Then Job answered the LORD, and said,

040:004 Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer thee? I will lay mine hand upon my mouth.

040:005 Once have I spoken; but I will not answer: yea, twice; but I will proceed no further.

040:006 Then answered the LORD unto Job out of the whirlwind, and said,

040:007 Gird up thy loins now like a man: I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto me.

040:008 Wilt thou also disannul my judgment? wilt thou condemn me, that thou mayest be righteous?

040:009 Hast thou an arm like God? or canst thou thunder with a voice like him?

040:010 Deck thyself now with majesty and excellency; and array thyself with glory and beauty.

040:011 Cast abroad the rage of thy wrath: and behold every one that is proud, and abase him.

040:012 Look on every one that is proud, and bring him low; and tread down the wicked in their place.

040:013 Hide them in the dust together; and bind their faces in secret.

040:014 Then will I also confess unto thee that thine own right hand can save thee.

040:015 Behold now behemoth, which I made with thee; he eateth grass as an ox.

040:016 Lo now, his strength is in his loins, and his force is in the navel of his belly.

040:017 He moveth his tail like a cedar: the sinews of his stones are wrapped together.

040:018 His bones are as strong pieces of brass; his bones are like bars of iron.

040:019 He is the chief of the ways of God: he that made him can make his sword to approach unto him.

040:020 Surely the mountains bring him forth food, where all the beasts of the field play.

040:021 He lieth under the shady trees, in the covert of the reed, and fens.

040:022 The shady trees cover him with their shadow; the willows of the brook compass him about.

040:023 Behold, he drinketh up a river, and hasteth not: he trusteth that he can draw up Jordan into his mouth.

040:024 He taketh it with his eyes: his nose pierceth through snares.

041:001 Canst thou draw out leviathan with an hook? or his tongue with a cord which thou lettest down?

041:002 Canst thou put an hook into his nose? or bore his jaw through with a thorn?

041:003 Will he make many supplications unto thee? will he speak soft words unto thee?

041:004 Will he make a covenant with thee? wilt thou take him for a servant for ever?

041:005 Wilt thou play with him as with a bird? or wilt thou bind him for thy maidens?

041:006 Shall the companions make a banquet of him? shall they part him among the merchants?

041:007 Canst thou fill his skin with barbed irons? or his head with fish spears?

041:008 Lay thine hand upon him, remember the battle, do no more.

041:009 Behold, the hope of him is in vain: shall not one be cast down even at the sight of him?

041:010 None is so fierce that dare stir him up: who then is able to stand before me?

041:011 Who hath prevented me, that I should repay him? whatsoever is under the whole heaven is mine.

041:012 I will not conceal his parts, nor his power, nor his comely proportion.

041:013 Who can discover the face of his garment? or who can come to him with his double bridle?

041:014 Who can open the doors of his face? his teeth are terrible round about.

041:015 His scales are his pride, shut up together as with a close seal.

041:016 One is so near to another, that no air can come between them.

041:017 They are joined one to another, they stick together, that they cannot be sundered.

041:018 By his neesings a light doth shine, and his eyes are like the eyelids of the morning.

041:019 Out of his mouth go burning lamps, and sparks of fire leap out.

041:020 Out of his nostrils goeth smoke, as out of a seething pot or caldron.

041:021 His breath kindleth coals, and a flame goeth out of his mouth.

041:022 In his neck remaineth strength, and sorrow is turned into joy before him.

041:023 The flakes of his flesh are joined together: they are firm in themselves; they cannot be moved.

041:024 His heart is as firm as a stone; yea, as hard as a piece of the nether millstone.

041:025 When he raiseth up himself, the mighty are afraid: by reason of breakings they purify themselves.

041:026 The sword of him that layeth at him cannot hold: the spear, the dart, nor the habergeon.

041:027 He esteemeth iron as straw, and brass as rotten wood.

041:028 The arrow cannot make him flee: slingstones are turned with him into stubble.

041:029 Darts are counted as stubble: he laugheth at the shaking of a spear.

041:030 Sharp stones are under him: he spreadeth sharp pointed things upon the mire.

041:031 He maketh the deep to boil like a pot: he maketh the sea like a pot of ointment.

041:032 He maketh a path to shine after him; one would think the deep to be hoary.

041:033 Upon earth there is not his like, who is made without fear.

041:034 He beholdeth all high things: he is a king over all the children of pride.

042:001 Then Job answered the LORD, and said,

042:002 I know that thou canst do every thing, and that no thought can be withholden from thee.

042:003 Who is he that hideth counsel without knowledge? therefore have I uttered that I understood not; things too wonderful for me, which I knew not.

042:004 Hear, I beseech thee, and I will speak: I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto me.

042:005 I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye seeth thee.

042:006 Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes.

042:007 And it was so, that after the LORD had spoken these words unto Job, the LORD said to Eliphaz the Temanite, My wrath is kindled against thee, and against thy two friends: for ye have not spoken of me the thing that is right, as my servant Job hath.

042:008 Therefore take unto you now seven bullocks and seven rams, and go to my servant Job, and offer up for yourselves a burnt offering; and my servant Job shall pray for you: for him will I accept: lest I deal with you after your folly, in that ye have not spoken of me the thing which is right, like my servant Job.

042:009 So Eliphaz the Temanite and Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite went, and did according as the LORD commanded them: the LORD also accepted Job.

042:010 And the LORD turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before.

042:011 Then came there unto him all his brethren, and all his sisters, and all they that had been of his acquaintance before, and did eat bread with him in his house: and they bemoaned him, and comforted him over all the evil that the LORD had brought upon him: every man also gave him a piece of money, and every one an earring of gold.

042:012 So the LORD blessed the latter end of Job more than his beginning: for he had fourteen thousand sheep, and six thousand camels, and a thousand yoke of oxen, and a thousand she asses.

042:013 He had also seven sons and three daughters.

042:014 And he called the name of the first, Jemima; and the name of the second, Kezia; and the name of the third, Kerenhappuch.

042:015 And in all the land were no women found so fair as the daughters of Job: and their father gave them inheritance among their brethren.

042:016 After this lived Job an hundred and forty years, and saw his sons, and his sons' sons, even four generations.

042:017 So Job died, being old and full of days.

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Book 19 Psalms

001:001 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.

001:002 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.

001:003 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

001:004 The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.

001:005 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.

001:006 For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

002:001 Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?

002:002 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying,

002:003 Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.

002:004 He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the LORD shall have them in derision.

002:005 Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.

002:006 Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.

002:007 I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.

002:008 Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.

002:009 Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.

002:010 Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth.

002:011 Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling.

002:012 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.

003:001 Lord, how are they increased that trouble me! many are they that rise up against me.

003:002 Many there be which say of my soul, There is no help for him in God. Selah.

003:003 But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head.

003:004 I cried unto the LORD with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill. Selah.

003:005 I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for the LORD sustained me.

003:006 I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people, that have set themselves against me round about.

003:007 Arise, O LORD; save me, O my God: for thou hast smitten all mine enemies upon the cheek bone; thou hast broken the teeth of the ungodly.

003:008 Salvation belongeth unto the LORD: thy blessing is upon thy people. Selah.

004:001 Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness: thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress; have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer.

004:002 O ye sons of men, how long will ye turn my glory into shame? how long will ye love vanity, and seek after leasing? Selah.

004:003 But know that the LORD hath set apart him that is godly for himself: the LORD will hear when I call unto him.

004:004 Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah.

004:005 Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put your trust in the LORD.

004:006 There be many that say, Who will shew us any good? LORD, lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us.

004:007 Thou hast put gladness in my heart, more than in the time that their corn and their wine increased.

004:008 I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, LORD, only makest me dwell in safety.

005:001 Give ear to my words, O LORD, consider my meditation.

005:002 Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God: for unto thee will I pray.

005:003 My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.

005:004 For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with thee.

005:005 The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity.

005:006 Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing: the LORD will abhor the bloody and deceitful man.

005:007 But as for me, I will come into thy house in the multitude of thy mercy: and in thy fear will I worship toward thy holy temple.

005:008 Lead me, O LORD, in thy righteousness because of mine enemies; make thy way straight before my face.

005:009 For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is very wickedness; their throat is an open sepulchre; they flatter with their tongue.

005:010 Destroy thou them, O God; let them fall by their own counsels; cast them out in the multitude of their transgressions; for they have rebelled against thee.

005:011 But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.

005:012 For thou, LORD, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield.

006:001 O LORD, rebuke me not in thine anger, neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.

006:002 Have mercy upon me, O LORD; for I am weak: O LORD, heal me; for my bones are vexed.

006:003 My soul is also sore vexed: but thou, O LORD, how long?

006:004 Return, O LORD, deliver my soul: oh save me for thy mercies' sake.

006:005 For in death there is no remembrance of thee: in the grave who shall give thee thanks?

006:006 I am weary with my groaning; all the night make I my bed to swim; I water my couch with my tears.

006:007 Mine eye is consumed because of grief; it waxeth old because of all mine enemies.

006:008 Depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity; for the LORD hath heard the voice of my weeping.

006:009 The LORD hath heard my supplication; the LORD will receive my prayer.

006:010 Let all mine enemies be ashamed and sore vexed: let them return and be ashamed suddenly. 007:001 O LORD my God, in thee do I put my trust: save me from all them that persecute me, and deliver me:

007:002 Lest he tear my soul like a lion, rending it in pieces, while there is none to deliver.

007:003 O LORD my God, If I have done this; if there be iniquity in my hands;

007:004 If I have rewarded evil unto him that was at peace with me; (yea, I have delivered him that without cause is mine enemy:)

007:005 Let the enemy persecute my soul, and take it; yea, let him tread down my life upon the earth, and lay mine honour in the dust. Selah.

007:006 Arise, O LORD, in thine anger, lift up thyself because of the rage of mine enemies: and awake for me to the judgment that thou hast commanded.

007:007 So shall the congregation of the people compass thee about: for their sakes therefore return thou on high.

007:008 The LORD shall judge the people: judge me, O LORD, according to my righteousness, and according to mine integrity that is in me.

007:009 Oh let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end; but establish the just: for the righteous God trieth the hearts and reins.

007:010 My defence is of God, which saveth the upright in heart.

007:011 God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day.

007:012 If he turn not, he will whet his sword; he hath bent his bow, and made it ready.

007:013 He hath also prepared for him the instruments of death; he ordaineth his arrows against the persecutors.

007:014 Behold, he travaileth with iniquity, and hath conceived mischief, and brought forth falsehood.

007:015 He made a pit, and digged it, and is fallen into the ditch which he made.

007:016 His mischief shall return upon his own head, and his violent dealing shall come down upon his own pate.

007:017 I will praise the LORD according to his righteousness: and will sing praise to the name of the LORD most high.

008:001 O LORD, our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens.

008:002 Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.

008:003 When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;

008:004 What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?

008:005 For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour.

008:006 Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet:

008:007 All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field;

008:008 The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas.

008:009 O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!

009:001 I will praise thee, O LORD, with my whole heart; I will shew forth all thy marvellous works.

009:002 I will be glad and rejoice in thee: I will sing praise to thy name, O thou most High.

009:003 When mine enemies are turned back, they shall fall and perish at thy presence.

009:004 For thou hast maintained my right and my cause; thou satest in the throne judging right.

009:005 Thou hast rebuked the heathen, thou hast destroyed the wicked, thou hast put out their name for ever and ever.

009:006 O thou enemy, destructions are come to a perpetual end: and thou hast destroyed cities; their memorial is perished with them.

009:007 But the LORD shall endure for ever: he hath prepared his throne for judgment.

009:008 And he shall judge the world in righteousness, he shall minister judgment to the people in uprightness.

009:009 The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.

009:010 And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.

009:011 Sing praises to the LORD, which dwelleth in Zion: declare among the people his doings.

009:012 When he maketh inquisition for blood, he remembereth them: he forgetteth not the cry of the humble.

009:013 Have mercy upon me, O LORD; consider my trouble which I suffer of them that hate me, thou that liftest me up from the gates of death:

009:014 That I may shew forth all thy praise in the gates of the daughter of Zion: I will rejoice in thy salvation.

009:015 The heathen are sunk down in the pit that they made: in the net which they hid is their own foot taken.

009:016 The LORD is known by the judgment which he executeth: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion. Selah.

009:017 The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.

009:018 For the needy shall not alway be forgotten: the expectation of the poor shall not perish for ever.

009:019 Arise, O LORD; let not man prevail: let the heathen be judged in thy sight.

009:020 Put them in fear, O LORD: that the nations may know themselves to be but men. Selah.

010:001 Why standest thou afar off, O LORD? why hidest thou thyself in times of trouble?

010:002 The wicked in his pride doth persecute the poor: let them be taken in the devices that they have imagined.

010:003 For the wicked boasteth of his heart's desire, and blesseth the covetous, whom the LORD abhorreth.

010:004 The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts.

010:005 His ways are always grievous; thy judgments are far above out of his sight: as for all his enemies, he puffeth at them.

010:006 He hath said in his heart, I shall not be moved: for I shall never be in adversity.

010:007 His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and fraud: under his tongue is mischief and vanity.

010:008 He sitteth in the lurking places of the villages: in the secret places doth he murder the innocent: his eyes are privily set against the poor.

010:009 He lieth in wait secretly as a lion in his den: he lieth in wait to catch the poor: he doth catch the poor, when he draweth him into his net.

010:010 He croucheth, and humbleth himself, that the poor may fall by his strong ones.

010:011 He hath said in his heart, God hath forgotten: he hideth his face; he will never see it.

010:012 Arise, O LORD; O God, lift up thine hand: forget not the humble.

010:013 Wherefore doth the wicked contemn God? he hath said in his heart, Thou wilt not require it.

010:014 Thou hast seen it; for thou beholdest mischief and spite, to requite it with thy hand: the poor committeth himself unto thee; thou art the helper of the fatherless.

010:015 Break thou the arm of the wicked and the evil man: seek out his wickedness till thou find none.

010:016 The LORD is King for ever and ever: the heathen are perished out of his land.

010:017 LORD, thou hast heard the desire of the humble: thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear:

010:018 To judge the fatherless and the oppressed, that the man of the earth may no more oppress.

011:001 In the LORD put I my trust: how say ye to my soul, Flee as a bird to your mountain?

011:002 For, lo, the wicked bend their bow, they make ready their arrow upon the string, that they may privily shoot at the upright in heart.

011:003 If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?

011:004 The LORD is in his holy temple, the LORD's throne is in heaven: his eyes behold, his eyelids try, the children of men.

011:005 The LORD trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth.

011:006 Upon the wicked he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, and an horrible tempest: this shall be the portion of their cup.

011:007 For the righteous LORD loveth righteousness; his countenance doth behold the upright.

012:001 Help, LORD; for the godly man ceaseth; for the faithful fail from among the children of men.

012:002 They speak vanity every one with his neighbour: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak.

012:003 The LORD shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud things:

012:004 Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail; our lips are our own: who is lord over us?

012:005 For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, saith the LORD; I will set him in safety from him that puffeth at him.

012:006 The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.

012:007 Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.

012:008 The wicked walk on every side, when the vilest men are exalted.

013:001 How long wilt thou forget me, O LORD? for ever? how long wilt thou hide thy face from me?

013:002 How long shall I take counsel in my soul, having sorrow in my heart daily? how long shall mine enemy be exalted over me?

013:003 Consider and hear me, O LORD my God: lighten mine eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death;

013:004 Lest mine enemy say, I have prevailed against him; and those that trouble me rejoice when I am moved.

013:005 But I have trusted in thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation.

013:006 I will sing unto the LORD, because he hath dealt bountifully with me.

014:001 The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.

014:002 The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God.

014:003 They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one.

014:004 Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge? who eat up my people as they eat bread, and call not upon the LORD.

014:005 There were they in great fear: for God is in the generation of the righteous.

014:006 Ye have shamed the counsel of the poor, because the LORD is his refuge.

014:007 Oh that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion! when the LORD bringeth back the captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice, and Israel shall be glad.

015:001 Lord, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? who shall dwell in thy holy hill?

015:002 He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth in his heart.

015:003 He that backbiteth not with his tongue, nor doeth evil to his neighbour, nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbour.

015:004 In whose eyes a vile person is contemned; but he honoureth them that fear the LORD. He that sweareth to his own hurt, and changeth not.

015:005 He that putteth not out his money to usury, nor taketh reward against the innocent. He that doeth these things shall never be moved.

016:001 Preserve me, O God: for in thee do I put my trust.

016:002 O my soul, thou hast said unto the LORD, Thou art my Lord: my goodness extendeth not to thee;

016:003 But to the saints that are in the earth, and to the excellent, in whom is all my delight.

016:004 Their sorrows shall be multiplied that hasten after another god: their drink offerings of blood will I not offer, nor take up their names into my lips.

016:005 The LORD is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot.

016:006 The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage.

016:007 I will bless the LORD, who hath given me counsel: my reins also instruct me in the night seasons.

016:008 I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.

016:009 Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope.

016:010 For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.

016:011 Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.

017:001 Hear the right, O LORD, attend unto my cry, give ear unto my prayer, that goeth not out of feigned lips.

017:002 Let my sentence come forth from thy presence; let thine eyes behold the things that are equal.

017:003 Thou hast proved mine heart; thou hast visited me in the night; thou hast tried me, and shalt find nothing; I am purposed that my mouth shall not transgress.

017:004 Concerning the works of men, by the word of thy lips I have kept me from the paths of the destroyer.

017:005 Hold up my goings in thy paths, that my footsteps slip not.

017:006 I have called upon thee, for thou wilt hear me, O God: incline thine ear unto me, and hear my speech.

017:007 Shew thy marvellous lovingkindness, O thou that savest by thy right hand them which put their trust in thee from those that rise up against them.

017:008 Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings,

017:009 From the wicked that oppress me, from my deadly enemies, who compass me about.

017:010 They are inclosed in their own fat: with their mouth they speak proudly.

017:011 They have now compassed us in our steps: they have set their eyes bowing down to the earth;

017:012 Like as a lion that is greedy of his prey, and as it were a young lion lurking in secret places.

017:013 Arise, O LORD, disappoint him, cast him down: deliver my soul from the wicked, which is thy sword:

017:014 From men which are thy hand, O LORD, from men of the world, which have their portion in this life, and whose belly thou fillest with thy hid treasure: they are full of children, and leave the rest of their substance to their babes.

017:015 As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness.

018:001 I will love thee, O LORD, my strength.

018:002 The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.

018:003 I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.

018:004 The sorrows of death compassed me, and the floods of ungodly men made me afraid.

018:005 The sorrows of hell compassed me about: the snares of death prevented me.

018:006 In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried unto my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even into his ears.

018:007 Then the earth shook and trembled; the foundations also of the hills moved and were shaken, because he was wroth.

018:008 There went up a smoke out of his nostrils, and fire out of his mouth devoured: coals were kindled by it.

018:009 He bowed the heavens also, and came down: and darkness was under his feet.

018:010 And he rode upon a cherub, and did fly: yea, he did fly upon the wings of the wind.

018:011 He made darkness his secret place; his pavilion round about him were dark waters and thick clouds of the skies.

018:012 At the brightness that was before him his thick clouds passed, hail stones and coals of fire.

018:013 The LORD also thundered in the heavens, and the Highest gave his voice; hail stones and coals of fire.

018:014 Yea, he sent out his arrows, and scattered them; and he shot out lightnings, and discomfited them.

018:015 Then the channels of waters were seen, and the foundations of the world were discovered at thy rebuke, O LORD, at the blast of the breath of thy nostrils.

018:016 He sent from above, he took me, he drew me out of many waters.

018:017 He delivered me from my strong enemy, and from them which hated me: for they were too strong for me.

018:018 They prevented me in the day of my calamity: but the LORD was my stay.

018:019 He brought me forth also into a large place; he delivered me, because he delighted in me.

018:020 The LORD rewarded me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands hath he recompensed me.

018:021 For I have kept the ways of the LORD, and have not wickedly departed from my God.

018:022 For all his judgments were before me, and I did not put away his statutes from me.

018:023 I was also upright before him, and I kept myself from mine iniquity.

018:024 Therefore hath the LORD recompensed me according to my righteousness, according to the cleanness of my hands in his eyesight.

018:025 With the merciful thou wilt shew thyself merciful; with an upright man thou wilt shew thyself upright;

018:026 With the pure thou wilt shew thyself pure; and with the froward thou wilt shew thyself froward.

018:027 For thou wilt save the afflicted people; but wilt bring down high looks.

018:028 For thou wilt light my candle: the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness.

018:029 For by thee I have run through a troop; and by my God have I leaped over a wall.

018:030 As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him.

018:031 For who is God save the LORD? or who is a rock save our God?

018:032 It is God that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect.

018:033 He maketh my feet like hinds' feet, and setteth me upon my high places.

018:034 He teacheth my hands to war, so that a bow of steel is broken by mine arms.

018:035 Thou hast also given me the shield of thy salvation: and thy right hand hath holden me up, and thy gentleness hath made me great.

018:036 Thou hast enlarged my steps under me, that my feet did not slip.

018:037 I have pursued mine enemies, and overtaken them: neither did I turn again till they were consumed.

018:038 I have wounded them that they were not able to rise: they are fallen under my feet.

018:039 For thou hast girded me with strength unto the battle: thou hast subdued under me those that rose up against me.

018:040 Thou hast also given me the necks of mine enemies; that I might destroy them that hate me.

018:041 They cried, but there was none to save them: even unto the LORD, but he answered them not.

018:042 Then did I beat them small as the dust before the wind: I did cast them out as the dirt in the streets.

018:043 Thou hast delivered me from the strivings of the people; and thou hast made me the head of the heathen: a people whom I have not known shall serve me.

018:044 As soon as they hear of me, they shall obey me: the strangers shall submit themselves unto me.

018:045 The strangers shall fade away, and be afraid out of their close places.

018:046 The LORD liveth; and blessed be my rock; and let the God of my salvation be exalted.

018:047 It is God that avengeth me, and subdueth the people under me.

018:048 He delivereth me from mine enemies: yea, thou liftest me up above those that rise up against me: thou hast delivered me from the violent man.

018:049 Therefore will I give thanks unto thee, O LORD, among the heathen, and sing praises unto thy name.

018:050 Great deliverance giveth he to his king; and sheweth mercy to his anointed, to David, and to his seed for evermore.

019:001 The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.

019:002 Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.

019:003 There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.

019:004 Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun,

019:005 Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race.

019:006 His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.

019:007 The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.

019:008 The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.

019:009 The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether.

019:010 More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.

019:011 Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward.

019:012 Who can understand his errors? cleanse thou me from secret faults.

019:013 Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression.

019:014 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.

020:001 The LORD hear thee in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob defend thee;

020:002 Send thee help from the sanctuary, and strengthen thee out of Zion;

020:003 Remember all thy offerings, and accept thy burnt sacrifice; Selah.

020:004 Grant thee according to thine own heart, and fulfil all thy counsel.

020:005 We will rejoice in thy salvation, and in the name of our God we will set up our banners: the LORD fulfil all thy petitions.

020:006 Now know I that the LORD saveth his anointed; he will hear him from his holy heaven with the saving strength of his right hand.

020:007 Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God.

020:008 They are brought down and fallen: but we are risen, and stand upright.

020:009 Save, LORD: let the king hear us when we call.

021:001 The king shall joy in thy strength, O LORD; and in thy salvation how greatly shall he rejoice!

021:002 Thou hast given him his heart's desire, and hast not withholden the request of his lips. Selah.

021:003 For thou preventest him with the blessings of goodness: thou settest a crown of pure gold on his head.

021:004 He asked life of thee, and thou gavest it him, even length of days for ever and ever.

021:005 His glory is great in thy salvation: honour and majesty hast thou laid upon him.

021:006 For thou hast made him most blessed for ever: thou hast made him exceeding glad with thy countenance.

021:007 For the king trusteth in the LORD, and through the mercy of the most High he shall not be moved.

021:008 Thine hand shall find out all thine enemies: thy right hand shall find out those that hate thee.

021:009 Thou shalt make them as a fiery oven in the time of thine anger: the LORD shall swallow them up in his wrath, and the fire shall devour them.

021:010 Their fruit shalt thou destroy from the earth, and their seed from among the children of men.

021:011 For they intended evil against thee: they imagined a mischievous device, which they are not able to perform.

021:012 Therefore shalt thou make them turn their back, when thou shalt make ready thine arrows upon thy strings against the face of them.

021:013 Be thou exalted, LORD, in thine own strength: so will we sing and praise thy power.

022:001 My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring?

022:002 O my God, I cry in the day time, but thou hearest not; and in the night season, and am not silent.

022:003 But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel.

022:004 Our fathers trusted in thee: they trusted, and thou didst deliver them.

022:005 They cried unto thee, and were delivered: they trusted in thee, and were not confounded.

022:006 But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people.

022:007 All they that see me laugh me to scorn: they shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying,

022:008 He trusted on the LORD that he would deliver him: let him deliver him, seeing he delighted in him.

022:009 But thou art he that took me out of the womb: thou didst make me hope when I was upon my mother's breasts.

022:010 I was cast upon thee from the womb: thou art my God from my mother's belly.

022:011 Be not far from me; for trouble is near; for there is none to help.

022:012 Many bulls have compassed me: strong bulls of Bashan have beset me round.

022:013 They gaped upon me with their mouths, as a ravening and a roaring lion.

022:014 I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint: my heart is like wax; it is melted in the midst of my bowels.

022:015 My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue cleaveth to my jaws; and thou hast brought me into the dust of death.

022:016 For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have inclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet.

022:017 I may tell all my bones: they look and stare upon me.

022:018 They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture.

022:019 But be not thou far from me, O LORD: O my strength, haste thee to help me.

022:020 Deliver my soul from the sword; my darling from the power of the dog.

022:021 Save me from the lion's mouth: for thou hast heard me from the horns of the unicorns.

022:022 I will declare thy name unto my brethren: in the midst of the congregation will I praise thee.

022:023 Ye that fear the LORD, praise him; all ye the seed of Jacob, glorify him; and fear him, all ye the seed of Israel.

022:024 For he hath not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; neither hath he hid his face from him; but when he cried unto him, he heard.

022:025 My praise shall be of thee in the great congregation: I will pay my vows before them that fear him.

022:026 The meek shall eat and be satisfied: they shall praise the LORD that seek him: your heart shall live for ever.

022:027 All the ends of the world shall remember and turn unto the LORD: and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee.

022:028 For the kingdom is the LORD's: and he is the governor among the nations.

022:029 All they that be fat upon earth shall eat and worship: all they that go down to the dust shall bow before him: and none can keep alive his own soul.

022:030 A seed shall serve him; it shall be accounted to the Lord for a generation.

022:031 They shall come, and shall declare his righteousness unto a people that shall be born, that he hath done this.

023:001 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.

023:002 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

023:003 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.

023:004 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

023:005 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

023:006 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.

024:001 The earth is the LORD's, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.

024:002 For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods.

024:003 Who shall ascend into the hill of the LORD? or who shall stand in his holy place?

024:004 He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.

024:005 He shall receive the blessing from the LORD, and righteousness from the God of his salvation.

024:006 This is the generation of them that seek him, that seek thy face, O Jacob. Selah.

024:007 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.

024:008 Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle.

024:009 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.

024:010 Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, he is the King of glory. Selah.

025:001 Unto thee, O LORD, do I lift up my soul.

025:002 O my God, I trust in thee: let me not be ashamed, let not mine enemies triumph over me.

025:003 Yea, let none that wait on thee be ashamed: let them be ashamed which transgress without cause.

025:004 Shew me thy ways, O LORD; teach me thy paths.

025:005 Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day.

025:006 Remember, O LORD, thy tender mercies and thy lovingkindnesses; for they have been ever of old.

025:007 Remember not the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions: according to thy mercy remember thou me for thy goodness' sake, O LORD.

025:008 Good and upright is the LORD: therefore will he teach sinners in the way.

025:009 The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way.

025:010 All the paths of the LORD are mercy and truth unto such as keep his covenant and his testimonies.

025:011 For thy name's sake, O LORD, pardon mine iniquity; for it is great.

025:012 What man is he that feareth the LORD? him shall he teach in the way that he shall choose.

025:013 His soul shall dwell at ease; and his seed shall inherit the earth.

025:014 The secret of the LORD is with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant.

025:015 Mine eyes are ever toward the LORD; for he shall pluck my feet out of the net.

025:016 Turn thee unto me, and have mercy upon me; for I am desolate and afflicted.

025:017 The troubles of my heart are enlarged: O bring thou me out of my distresses.

025:018 Look upon mine affliction and my pain; and forgive all my sins.

025:019 Consider mine enemies; for they are many; and they hate me with cruel hatred.

025:020 O keep my soul, and deliver me: let me not be ashamed; for I put my trust in thee.

025:021 Let integrity and uprightness preserve me; for I wait on thee.

025:022 Redeem Israel, O God, out of all his troubles.

026:001 Judge me, O LORD; for I have walked in mine integrity: I have trusted also in the LORD; therefore I shall not slide.

026:002 Examine me, O LORD, and prove me; try my reins and my heart.

026:003 For thy lovingkindness is before mine eyes: and I have walked in thy truth.

026:004 I have not sat with vain persons, neither will I go in with dissemblers.

026:005 I have hated the congregation of evil doers; and will not sit with the wicked.

026:006 I will wash mine hands in innocency: so will I compass thine altar, O LORD:

026:007 That I may publish with the voice of thanksgiving, and tell of all thy wondrous works.

026:008 LORD, I have loved the habitation of thy house, and the place where thine honour dwelleth.

026:009 Gather not my soul with sinners, nor my life with bloody men:

026:010 In whose hands is mischief, and their right hand is full of bribes.

026:011 But as for me, I will walk in mine integrity: redeem me, and be merciful unto me.

026:012 My foot standeth in an even place: in the congregations will I bless the LORD.

027:001 The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

027:002 When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.

027:003 Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident.

027:004 One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to enquire in his temple.

027:005 For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock.

027:006 And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me: therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the LORD.

027:007 Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my voice: have mercy also upon me, and answer me.

027:008 When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek.

027:009 Hide not thy face far from me; put not thy servant away in anger: thou hast been my help; leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation.

027:010 When my father and my mother forsake me, then the LORD will take me up.

027:011 Teach me thy way, O LORD, and lead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies.

027:012 Deliver me not over unto the will of mine enemies: for false witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe out cruelty.

027:013 I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.

027:014 Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.

028:001 Unto thee will I cry, O LORD my rock; be not silent to me: lest, if thou be silent to me, I become like them that go down into the pit.

028:002 Hear the voice of my supplications, when I cry unto thee, when I lift up my hands toward thy holy oracle.

028:003 Draw me not away with the wicked, and with the workers of iniquity, which speak peace to their neighbours, but mischief is in their hearts.

028:004 Give them according to their deeds, and according to the wickedness of their endeavours: give them after the work of their hands; render to them their desert.

028:005 Because they regard not the works of the LORD, nor the operation of his hands, he shall destroy them, and not build them up.

028:006 Blessed be the LORD, because he hath heard the voice of my supplications.

028:007 The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.

028:008 The LORD is their strength, and he is the saving strength of his anointed.

028:009 Save thy people, and bless thine inheritance: feed them also, and lift them up for ever.

029:001 Give unto the LORD, O ye mighty, give unto the LORD glory and strength.

029:002 Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name; worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.

029:003 The voice of the LORD is upon the waters: the God of glory thundereth: the LORD is upon many waters.

029:004 The voice of the LORD is powerful; the voice of the LORD is full of majesty.

029:005 The voice of the LORD breaketh the cedars; yea, the LORD breaketh the cedars of Lebanon.

029:006 He maketh them also to skip like a calf; Lebanon and Sirion like a young unicorn.

029:007 The voice of the LORD divideth the flames of fire.

029:008 The voice of the LORD shaketh the wilderness; the LORD shaketh the wilderness of Kadesh.

029:009 The voice of the LORD maketh the hinds to calve, and discovereth the forests: and in his temple doth every one speak of his glory.

029:010 The LORD sitteth upon the flood; yea, the LORD sitteth King for ever.

029:011 The LORD will give strength unto his people; the LORD will bless his people with peace.

030:001 I will extol thee, O LORD; for thou hast lifted me up, and hast not made my foes to rejoice over me.

030:002 O LORD my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me.

030:003 O LORD, thou hast brought up my soul from the grave: thou hast kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit.

030:004 Sing unto the LORD, O ye saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.

030:005 For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.

030:006 And in my prosperity I said, I shall never be moved.

030:007 LORD, by thy favour thou hast made my mountain to stand strong: thou didst hide thy face, and I was troubled.

030:008 I cried to thee, O LORD; and unto the LORD I made supplication.

030:009 What profit is there in my blood, when I go down to the pit? Shall the dust praise thee? shall it declare thy truth?

030:010 Hear, O LORD, and have mercy upon me: LORD, be thou my helper.

030:011 Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing: thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness;

030:012 To the end that my glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever.

031:001 In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust; let me never be ashamed: deliver me in thy righteousness.

031:002 Bow down thine ear to me; deliver me speedily: be thou my strong rock, for an house of defence to save me.

031:003 For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy name's sake lead me, and guide me.

031:004 Pull me out of the net that they have laid privily for me: for thou art my strength.

031:005 Into thine hand I commit my spirit: thou hast redeemed me, O LORD God of truth.

031:006 I have hated them that regard lying vanities: but I trust in the LORD.

031:007 I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy: for thou hast considered my trouble; thou hast known my soul in adversities;

031:008 And hast not shut me up into the hand of the enemy: thou hast set my feet in a large room.

031:009 Have mercy upon me, O LORD, for I am in trouble: mine eye is consumed with grief, yea, my soul and my belly.

031:010 For my life is spent with grief, and my years with sighing: my strength faileth because of mine iniquity, and my bones are consumed.

031:011 I was a reproach among all mine enemies, but especially among my neighbours, and a fear to mine acquaintance: they that did see me without fled from me.

031:012 I am forgotten as a dead man out of mind: I am like a broken vessel.

031:013 For I have heard the slander of many: fear was on every side: while they took counsel together against me, they devised to take away my life.

031:014 But I trusted in thee, O LORD: I said, Thou art my God.

031:015 My times are in thy hand: deliver me from the hand of mine enemies, and from them that persecute me.

031:016 Make thy face to shine upon thy servant: save me for thy mercies' sake.

031:017 Let me not be ashamed, O LORD; for I have called upon thee: let the wicked be ashamed, and let them be silent in the grave.

031:018 Let the lying lips be put to silence; which speak grievous things proudly and contemptuously against the righteous.

031:019 Oh how great is thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee; which thou hast wrought for them that trust in thee before the sons of men!

031:020 Thou shalt hide them in the secret of thy presence from the pride of man: thou shalt keep them secretly in a pavilion from the strife of tongues.

031:021 Blessed be the LORD: for he hath shewed me his marvellous kindness in a strong city.

031:022 For I said in my haste, I am cut off from before thine eyes: nevertheless thou heardest the voice of my supplications when I cried unto thee.

031:023 O love the LORD, all ye his saints: for the LORD preserveth the faithful, and plentifully rewardeth the proud doer.

031:024 Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD.

032:001 Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.

032:002 Blessed is the man unto whom the LORD imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile.

032:003 When I kept silence, my bones waxed old through my roaring all the day long.

032:004 For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me: my moisture is turned into the drought of summer. Selah.

032:005 I acknowledge my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the LORD; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah.

032:006 For this shall every one that is godly pray unto thee in a time when thou mayest be found: surely in the floods of great waters they shall not come nigh unto him.

032:007 Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance. Selah.

032:008 I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.

032:009 Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding: whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, lest they come near unto thee.

032:010 Many sorrows shall be to the wicked: but he that trusteth in the LORD, mercy shall compass him about.

032:011 Be glad in the LORD, and rejoice, ye righteous: and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart.

033:001 Rejoice in the LORD, O ye righteous: for praise is comely for the upright.

033:002 Praise the LORD with harp: sing unto him with the psaltery and an instrument of ten strings.

033:003 Sing unto him a new song; play skilfully with a loud noise.

033:004 For the word of the LORD is right; and all his works are done in truth.

033:005 He loveth righteousness and judgment: the earth is full of the goodness of the LORD.

033:006 By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth.

033:007 He gathereth the waters of the sea together as an heap: he layeth up the depth in storehouses.

033:008 Let all the earth fear the LORD: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him.

033:009 For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast.

033:010 The LORD bringeth the counsel of the heathen to nought: he maketh the devices of the people of none effect.

033:011 The counsel of the LORD standeth for ever, the thoughts of his heart to all generations.

033:012 Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.

033:013 The LORD looketh from heaven; he beholdeth all the sons of men.

033:014 From the place of his habitation he looketh upon all the inhabitants of the earth.

033:015 He fashioneth their hearts alike; he considereth all their works.

033:016 There is no king saved by the multitude of an host: a mighty man is not delivered by much strength.

033:017 An horse is a vain thing for safety: neither shall he deliver any by his great strength.

033:018 Behold, the eye of the LORD is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy;

033:019 To deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine.

033:020 Our soul waiteth for the LORD: he is our help and our shield.

033:021 For our heart shall rejoice in him, because we have trusted in his holy name.

033:022 Let thy mercy, O LORD, be upon us, according as we hope in thee.

034:001 I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.

034:002 My soul shall make her boast in the LORD: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad.

034:003 O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together.

034:004 I sought the LORD, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.

034:005 They looked unto him, and were lightened: and their faces were not ashamed.

034:006 This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.

034:007 The angel of the LORD encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.

034:008 O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.

034:009 O fear the LORD, ye his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him.

034:010 The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the LORD shall not want any good thing.

034:011 Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of the LORD.

034:012 What man is he that desireth life, and loveth many days, that he may see good?

034:013 Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile.

034:014 Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.

034:015 The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry.

034:016 The face of the LORD is against them that do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.

034:017 The righteous cry, and the LORD heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.

034:018 The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.

034:019 Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all.

034:020 He keepeth all his bones: not one of them is broken.

034:021 Evil shall slay the wicked: and they that hate the righteous shall be desolate.

034:022 The LORD redeemeth the soul of his servants: and none of them that trust in him shall be desolate.

035:001 Plead my cause, O LORD, with them that strive with me: fight against them that fight against me.

035:002 Take hold of shield and buckler, and stand up for mine help.

035:003 Draw out also the spear, and stop the way against them that persecute me: say unto my soul, I am thy salvation.

035:004 Let them be confounded and put to shame that seek after my soul: let them be turned back and brought to confusion that devise my hurt.

035:005 Let them be as chaff before the wind: and let the angel of the LORD chase them.

035:006 Let their way be dark and slippery: and let the angel of the LORD persecute them.

035:007 For without cause have they hid for me their net in a pit, which without cause they have digged for my soul.

035:008 Let destruction come upon him at unawares; and let his net that he hath hid catch himself: into that very destruction let him fall.

035:009 And my soul shall be joyful in the LORD: it shall rejoice in his salvation.

035:010 All my bones shall say, LORD, who is like unto thee, which deliverest the poor from him that is too strong for him, yea, the poor and the needy from him that spoileth him?

035:011 False witnesses did rise up; they laid to my charge things that I knew not.

035:012 They rewarded me evil for good to the spoiling of my soul.

035:013 But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth: I humbled my soul with fasting; and my prayer returned into mine own bosom.

035:014 I behaved myself as though he had been my friend or brother: I bowed down heavily, as one that mourneth for his mother.

035:015 But in mine adversity they rejoiced, and gathered themselves together: yea, the abjects gathered themselves together against me, and I knew it not; they did tear me, and ceased not:

035:016 With hypocritical mockers in feasts, they gnashed upon me with their teeth.

035:017 Lord, how long wilt thou look on? rescue my soul from their destructions, my darling from the lions.

035:018 I will give thee thanks in the great congregation: I will praise thee among much people.

035:019 Let not them that are mine enemies wrongfully rejoice over me: neither let them wink with the eye that hate me without a cause.

035:020 For they speak not peace: but they devise deceitful matters against them that are quiet in the land.

035:021 Yea, they opened their mouth wide against me, and said, Aha, aha, our eye hath seen it.

035:022 This thou hast seen, O LORD: keep not silence: O Lord, be not far from me.

035:023 Stir up thyself, and awake to my judgment, even unto my cause, my God and my Lord.

035:024 Judge me, O LORD my God, according to thy righteousness; and let them not rejoice over me.

035:025 Let them not say in their hearts, Ah, so would we have it: let them not say, We have swallowed him up.

035:026 Let them be ashamed and brought to confusion together that rejoice at mine hurt: let them be clothed with shame and dishonour that magnify themselves against me.

035:027 Let them shout for joy, and be glad, that favour my righteous cause: yea, let them say continually, Let the LORD be magnified, which hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant.

035:028 And my tongue shall speak of thy righteousness and of thy praise all the day long.

036:001 The transgression of the wicked saith within my heart, that there is no fear of God before his eyes.

036:002 For he flattereth himself in his own eyes, until his iniquity be found to be hateful.

036:003 The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit: he hath left off to be wise, and to do good.

036:004 He deviseth mischief upon his bed; he setteth himself in a way that is not good; he abhorreth not evil.

036:005 Thy mercy, O LORD, is in the heavens; and thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds.

036:006 Thy righteousness is like the great mountains; thy judgments are a great deep: O LORD, thou preservest man and beast.

036:007 How excellent is thy lovingkindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings.

036:008 They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy house; and thou shalt make them drink of the river of thy pleasures.

036:009 For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light.

036:010 O continue thy lovingkindness unto them that know thee; and thy righteousness to the upright in heart.

036:011 Let not the foot of pride come against me, and let not the hand of the wicked remove me.

036:012 There are the workers of iniquity fallen: they are cast down, and shall not be able to rise.

037:001 Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity.

037:002 For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb.

037:003 Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.

037:004 Delight thyself also in the LORD: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.

037:005 Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.

037:006 And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday.

037:007 Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.

037:008 Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil.

037:009 For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the LORD, they shall inherit the earth.

037:010 For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be: yea, thou shalt diligently consider his place, and it shall not be.

037:011 But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.

037:012 The wicked plotteth against the just, and gnasheth upon him with his teeth.

037:013 The LORD shall laugh at him: for he seeth that his day is coming.

037:014 The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, to cast down the poor and needy, and to slay such as be of upright conversation.

037:015 Their sword shall enter into their own heart, and their bows shall be broken.

037:016 A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked.

037:017 For the arms of the wicked shall be broken: but the LORD upholdeth the righteous.

037:018 The LORD knoweth the days of the upright: and their inheritance shall be for ever.

037:019 They shall not be ashamed in the evil time: and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied.

037:020 But the wicked shall perish, and the enemies of the LORD shall be as the fat of lambs: they shall consume; into smoke shall they consume away.

037:021 The wicked borroweth, and payeth not again: but the righteous sheweth mercy, and giveth.

037:022 For such as be blessed of him shall inherit the earth; and they that be cursed of him shall be cut off.

037:023 The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.

037:024 Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholdeth him with his hand.

037:025 I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.

037:026 He is ever merciful, and lendeth; and his seed is blessed.

037:027 Depart from evil, and do good; and dwell for evermore.

037:028 For the LORD loveth judgment, and forsaketh not his saints; they are preserved for ever: but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off.

037:029 The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell therein for ever.

037:030 The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judgment.

037:031 The law of his God is in his heart; none of his steps shall slide.

037:032 The wicked watcheth the righteous, and seeketh to slay him.

037:033 The LORD will not leave him in his hand, nor condemn him when he is judged.

037:034 Wait on the LORD, and keep his way, and he shall exalt thee to inherit the land: when the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see it.

037:035 I have seen the wicked in great power, and spreading himself like a green bay tree.

037:036 Yet he passed away, and, lo, he was not: yea, I sought him, but he could not be found.

037:037 Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace.

037:038 But the transgressors shall be destroyed together: the end of the wicked shall be cut off.

037:039 But the salvation of the righteous is of the LORD: he is their strength in the time of trouble.

037:040 And the LORD shall help them, and deliver them: he shall deliver them from the wicked, and save them, because they trust in him.

038:001 O lord, rebuke me not in thy wrath: neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.

038:002 For thine arrows stick fast in me, and thy hand presseth me sore.

038:003 There is no soundness in my flesh because of thine anger; neither is there any rest in my bones because of my sin.

038:004 For mine iniquities are gone over mine head: as an heavy burden they are too heavy for me.

038:005 My wounds stink and are corrupt because of my foolishness.

038:006 I am troubled; I am bowed down greatly; I go mourning all the day long.

038:007 For my loins are filled with a loathsome disease: and there is no soundness in my flesh.

038:008 I am feeble and sore broken: I have roared by reason of the disquietness of my heart.

038:009 Lord, all my desire is before thee; and my groaning is not hid from thee.

038:010 My heart panteth, my strength faileth me: as for the light of mine eyes, it also is gone from me.

038:011 My lovers and my friends stand aloof from my sore; and my kinsmen stand afar off.

038:012 They also that seek after my life lay snares for me: and they that seek my hurt speak mischievous things, and imagine deceits all the day long.

038:013 But I, as a deaf man, heard not; and I was as a dumb man that openeth not his mouth.

038:014 Thus I was as a man that heareth not, and in whose mouth are no reproofs.

038:015 For in thee, O LORD, do I hope: thou wilt hear, O Lord my God.

038:016 For I said, Hear me, lest otherwise they should rejoice over me: when my foot slippeth, they magnify themselves against me.

038:017 For I am ready to halt, and my sorrow is continually before me.

038:018 For I will declare mine iniquity; I will be sorry for my sin.

038:019 But mine enemies are lively, and they are strong: and they that hate me wrongfully are multiplied.

038:020 They also that render evil for good are mine adversaries; because I follow the thing that good is.

038:021 Forsake me not, O LORD: O my God, be not far from me.

038:022 Make haste to help me, O Lord my salvation.

039:001 I said, I will take heed to my ways, that I sin not with my tongue: I will keep my mouth with a bridle, while the wicked is before me.

039:002 I was dumb with silence, I held my peace, even from good; and my sorrow was stirred.

039:003 My heart was hot within me, while I was musing the fire burned: then spake I with my tongue,

039:004 LORD, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days, what it is: that I may know how frail I am.

039:005 Behold, thou hast made my days as an handbreadth; and mine age is as nothing before thee: verily every man at his best state is altogether vanity. Selah.

039:006 Surely every man walketh in a vain shew: surely they are disquieted in vain: he heapeth up riches, and knoweth not who shall gather them.

039:007 And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in thee.

039:008 Deliver me from all my transgressions: make me not the reproach of the foolish.

039:009 I was dumb, I opened not my mouth; because thou didst it.

039:010 Remove thy stroke away from me: I am consumed by the blow of thine hand.

039:011 When thou with rebukes dost correct man for iniquity, thou makest his beauty to consume away like a moth: surely every man is vanity. Selah.

039:012 Hear my prayer, O LORD, and give ear unto my cry; hold not thy peace at my tears: for I am a stranger with thee, and a sojourner, as all my fathers were.

039:013 O spare me, that I may recover strength, before I go hence, and be no more.

040:001 I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.

040:002 He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.

040:003 And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD.

040:004 Blessed is that man that maketh the LORD his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.

040:005 Many, O LORD my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done, and thy thoughts which are to us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered.

040:006 Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire; mine ears hast thou opened: burnt offering and sin offering hast thou not required.

040:007 Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me,

040:008 I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.

040:009 I have preached righteousness in the great congregation: lo, I have not refrained my lips, O LORD, thou knowest.

040:010 I have not hid thy righteousness within my heart; I have declared thy faithfulness and thy salvation: I have not concealed thy lovingkindness and thy truth from the great congregation.

040:011 Withhold not thou thy tender mercies from me, O LORD: let thy lovingkindness and thy truth continually preserve me.

040:012 For innumerable evils have compassed me about: mine iniquities have taken hold upon me, so that I am not able to look up; they are more than the hairs of mine head: therefore my heart faileth me.

040:013 Be pleased, O LORD, to deliver me: O LORD, make haste to help me.

040:014 Let them be ashamed and confounded together that seek after my soul to destroy it; let them be driven backward and put to shame that wish me evil.

040:015 Let them be desolate for a reward of their shame that say unto me, Aha, aha.

040:016 Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: let such as love thy salvation say continually, The LORD be magnified.

040:017 But I am poor and needy; yet the Lord thinketh upon me: thou art my help and my deliverer; make no tarrying, O my God.

041:001 Blessed is he that considereth the poor: the LORD will deliver him in time of trouble.

041:002 The LORD will preserve him, and keep him alive; and he shall be blessed upon the earth: and thou wilt not deliver him unto the will of his enemies.

041:003 The LORD will strengthen him upon the bed of languishing: thou wilt make all his bed in his sickness.

041:004 I said, LORD, be merciful unto me: heal my soul; for I have sinned against thee.

041:005 Mine enemies speak evil of me, When shall he die, and his name perish?

041:006 And if he come to see me, he speaketh vanity: his heart gathereth iniquity to itself; when he goeth abroad, he telleth it.

041:007 All that hate me whisper together against me: against me do they devise my hurt.

041:008 An evil disease, say they, cleaveth fast unto him: and now that he lieth he shall rise up no more.

041:009 Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which did eat of my bread, hath lifted up his heel against me.

041:010 But thou, O LORD, be merciful unto me, and raise me up, that I may requite them.

041:011 By this I know that thou favourest me, because mine enemy doth not triumph over me.

041:012 And as for me, thou upholdest me in mine integrity, and settest me before thy face for ever.

041:013 Blessed be the LORD God of Israel from everlasting, and to everlasting. Amen, and Amen.

042:001 As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God.

042:002 My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God?

042:003 My tears have been my meat day and night, while they continually say unto me, Where is thy God?

042:004 When I remember these things, I pour out my soul in me: for I had gone with the multitude, I went with them to the house of God, with the voice of joy and praise, with a multitude that kept holyday.

042:005 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance.

042:006 O my God, my soul is cast down within me: therefore will I remember thee from the land of Jordan, and of the Hermonites, from the hill Mizar.

042:007 Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy waterspouts: all thy waves and thy billows are gone over me.

042:008 Yet the LORD will command his lovingkindness in the day time, and in the night his song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the God of my life.

042:009 I will say unto God my rock, Why hast thou forgotten me? why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?

042:010 As with a sword in my bones, mine enemies reproach me; while they say daily unto me, Where is thy God?

042:011 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.

043:001 Judge me, O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation: O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man.

043:002 For thou art the God of my strength: why dost thou cast me off? why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?

043:003 O send out thy light and thy truth: let them lead me; let them bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles.

043:004 Then will I go unto the altar of God, unto God my exceeding joy: yea, upon the harp will I praise thee, O God my God.

043:005 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.

044:001 We have heard with our ears, O God, our fathers have told us, what work thou didst in their days, in the times of old.

044:002 How thou didst drive out the heathen with thy hand, and plantedst them; how thou didst afflict the people, and cast them out.

044:003 For they got not the land in possession by their own sword, neither did their own arm save them: but thy right hand, and thine arm, and the light of thy countenance, because thou hadst a favour unto them.

044:004 Thou art my King, O God: command deliverances for Jacob.

044:005 Through thee will we push down our enemies: through thy name will we tread them under that rise up against us.

044:006 For I will not trust in my bow, neither shall my sword save me.

044:007 But thou hast saved us from our enemies, and hast put them to shame that hated us.

044:008 In God we boast all the day long, and praise thy name for ever. Selah.

044:009 But thou hast cast off, and put us to shame; and goest not forth with our armies.

044:010 Thou makest us to turn back from the enemy: and they which hate us spoil for themselves.

044:011 Thou hast given us like sheep appointed for meat; and hast scattered us among the heathen.

044:012 Thou sellest thy people for nought, and dost not increase thy wealth by their price.

044:013 Thou makest us a reproach to our neighbours, a scorn and a derision to them that are round about us.

044:014 Thou makest us a byword among the heathen, a shaking of the head among the people.

044:015 My confusion is continually before me, and the shame of my face hath covered me,

044:016 For the voice of him that reproacheth and blasphemeth; by reason of the enemy and avenger.

044:017 All this is come upon us; yet have we not forgotten thee, neither have we dealt falsely in thy covenant.

044:018 Our heart is not turned back, neither have our steps declined from thy way;

044:019 Though thou hast sore broken us in the place of dragons, and covered us with the shadow of death.

044:020 If we have forgotten the name of our God, or stretched out our hands to a strange god;

044:021 Shall not God search this out? for he knoweth the secrets of the heart.

044:022 Yea, for thy sake are we killed all the day long; we are counted as sheep for the slaughter.

044:023 Awake, why sleepest thou, O Lord? arise, cast us not off for ever.

044:024 Wherefore hidest thou thy face, and forgettest our affliction and our oppression?

044:025 For our soul is bowed down to the dust: our belly cleaveth unto the earth.

044:026 Arise for our help, and redeem us for thy mercies' sake.

045:001 My heart is inditing a good matter: I speak of the things which I have made touching the king: my tongue is the pen of a ready writer.

045:002 Thou art fairer than the children of men: grace is poured into thy lips: therefore God hath blessed thee for ever.

045:003 Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O most mighty, with thy glory and thy majesty.

045:004 And in thy majesty ride prosperously because of truth and meekness and righteousness; and thy right hand shall teach thee terrible things.

045:005 Thine arrows are sharp in the heart of the king's enemies; whereby the people fall under thee.

045:006 Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre.

045:007 Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.

045:008 All thy garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia, out of the ivory palaces, whereby they have made thee glad.

045:009 Kings' daughters were among thy honourable women: upon thy right hand did stand the queen in gold of Ophir.

045:010 Hearken, O daughter, and consider, and incline thine ear; forget also thine own people, and thy father's house;

045:011 So shall the king greatly desire thy beauty: for he is thy Lord; and worship thou him.

045:012 And the daughter of Tyre shall be there with a gift; even the rich among the people shall intreat thy favour.

045:013 The king's daughter is all glorious within: her clothing is of wrought gold.

045:014 She shall be brought unto the king in raiment of needlework: the virgins her companions that follow her shall be brought unto thee.

045:015 With gladness and rejoicing shall they be brought: they shall enter into the king's palace.

045:016 Instead of thy fathers shall be thy children, whom thou mayest make princes in all the earth.

045:017 I will make thy name to be remembered in all generations: therefore shall the people praise thee for ever and ever.

046:001 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

046:002 Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;

046:003 Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah.

046:004 There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High.

046:005 God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early.

046:006 The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved: he uttered his voice, the earth melted.

046:007 The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.

046:008 Come, behold the works of the LORD, what desolations he hath made in the earth.

046:009 He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth; he breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder; he burneth the chariot in the fire.

046:010 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.

046:011 The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.

047:001 O clap your hands, all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph.

047:002 For the LORD most high is terrible; he is a great King over all the earth.

047:003 He shall subdue the people under us, and the nations under our feet.

047:004 He shall choose our inheritance for us, the excellency of Jacob whom he loved. Selah.

047:005 God is gone up with a shout, the LORD with the sound of a trumpet.

047:006 Sing praises to God, sing praises: sing praises unto our King, sing praises.

047:007 For God is the King of all the earth: sing ye praises with understanding.

047:008 God reigneth over the heathen: God sitteth upon the throne of his holiness.

047:009 The princes of the people are gathered together, even the people of the God of Abraham: for the shields of the earth belong unto God: he is greatly exalted.

048:001 Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of his holiness.

048:002 Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King.

048:003 God is known in her palaces for a refuge.

048:004 For, lo, the kings were assembled, they passed by together.

048:005 They saw it, and so they marvelled; they were troubled, and hasted away.

048:006 Fear took hold upon them there, and pain, as of a woman in travail.

048:007 Thou breakest the ships of Tarshish with an east wind.

048:008 As we have heard, so have we seen in the city of the LORD of hosts, in the city of our God: God will establish it for ever. Selah.

048:009 We have thought of thy lovingkindness, O God, in the midst of thy temple.

048:010 According to thy name, O God, so is thy praise unto the ends of the earth: thy right hand is full of righteousness.

048:011 Let mount Zion rejoice, let the daughters of Judah be glad, because of thy judgments.

048:012 Walk about Zion, and go round about her: tell the towers thereof.

048:013 Mark ye well her bulwarks, consider her palaces; that ye may tell it to the generation following.

048:014 For this God is our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide even unto death.

049:001 Hear this, all ye people; give ear, all ye inhabitants of the world:

049:002 Both low and high, rich and poor, together.

049:003 My mouth shall speak of wisdom; and the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding.

049:004 I will incline mine ear to a parable: I will open my dark saying upon the harp.

049:005 Wherefore should I fear in the days of evil, when the iniquity of my heels shall compass me about?

049:006 They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches;

049:007 None of them can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to God a ransom for him:

049:008 (For the redemption of their soul is precious, and it ceaseth for ever:)

049:009 That he should still live for ever, and not see corruption.

049:010 For he seeth that wise men die, likewise the fool and the brutish person perish, and leave their wealth to others.

049:011 Their inward thought is, that their houses shall continue for ever, and their dwelling places to all generations; they call their lands after their own names.

049:012 Nevertheless man being in honour abideth not: he is like the beasts that perish.

049:013 This their way is their folly: yet their posterity approve their sayings. Selah.

049:014 Like sheep they are laid in the grave; death shall feed on them; and the upright shall have dominion over them in the morning; and their beauty shall consume in the grave from their dwelling.

049:015 But God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave: for he shall receive me. Selah.

049:016 Be not thou afraid when one is made rich, when the glory of his house is increased;

049:017 For when he dieth he shall carry nothing away: his glory shall not descend after him.

049:018 Though while he lived he blessed his soul: and men will praise thee, when thou doest well to thyself.

049:019 He shall go to the generation of his fathers; they shall never see light.

049:020 Man that is in honour, and understandeth not, is like the beasts that perish.

050:001 The mighty God, even the LORD, hath spoken, and called the earth from the rising of the sun unto the going down thereof.

050:002 Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God hath shined.

050:003 Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence: a fire shall devour before him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about him.

050:004 He shall call to the heavens from above, and to the earth, that he may judge his people.

050:005 Gather my saints together unto me; those that have made a covenant with me by sacrifice.

050:006 And the heavens shall declare his righteousness: for God is judge himself. Selah.

050:007 Hear, O my people, and I will speak; O Israel, and I will testify against thee: I am God, even thy God.

050:008 I will not reprove thee for thy sacrifices or thy burnt offerings, to have been continually before me.

050:009 I will take no bullock out of thy house, nor he goats out of thy folds.

050:010 For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon a thousand hills.

050:011 I know all the fowls of the mountains: and the wild beasts of the field are mine.

050:012 If I were hungry, I would not tell thee: for the world is mine, and the fulness thereof.

050:013 Will I eat the flesh of bulls, or drink the blood of goats?

050:014 Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the most High:

050:015 And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.

050:016 But unto the wicked God saith, What hast thou to do to declare my statutes, or that thou shouldest take my covenant in thy mouth?

050:017 Seeing thou hatest instruction, and casteth my words behind thee.

050:018 When thou sawest a thief, then thou consentedst with him, and hast been partaker with adulterers.

050:019 Thou givest thy mouth to evil, and thy tongue frameth deceit.

050:020 Thou sittest and speakest against thy brother; thou slanderest thine own mother's son.

050:021 These things hast thou done, and I kept silence; thou thoughtest that I was altogether such an one as thyself: but I will reprove thee, and set them in order before thine eyes.

050:022 Now consider this, ye that forget God, lest I tear you in pieces, and there be none to deliver.

050:023 Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me: and to him that ordereth his conversation aright will I shew the salvation of God.

051:001 Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.

051:002 Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.

051:003 For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me.

051:004 Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest.

051:005 Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.

051:006 Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom.

051:007 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

051:008 Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.

051:009 Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities.

051:010 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.

051:011 Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.

051:012 Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.

051:013 Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee.

051:014 Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation: and my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness.

051:015 O Lord, open thou my lips; and my mouth shall shew forth thy praise.

051:016 For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: thou delightest not in burnt offering.

051:017 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.

051:018 Do good in thy good pleasure unto Zion: build thou the walls of Jerusalem.

051:019 Then shalt thou be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness, with burnt offering and whole burnt offering: then shall they offer bullocks upon thine altar.

052:001 Why boastest thou thyself in mischief, O mighty man? the goodness of God endureth continually.

052:002 The tongue deviseth mischiefs; like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.

052:003 Thou lovest evil more than good; and lying rather than to speak righteousness. Selah.

052:004 Thou lovest all devouring words, O thou deceitful tongue.

052:005 God shall likewise destroy thee for ever, he shall take thee away, and pluck thee out of thy dwelling place, and root thee out of the land of the living. Selah.

052:006 The righteous also shall see, and fear, and shall laugh at him:

052:007 Lo, this is the man that made not God his strength; but trusted in the abundance of his riches, and strengthened himself in his wickedness.

052:008 But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God: I trust in the mercy of God for ever and ever.

052:009 I will praise thee for ever, because thou hast done it: and I will wait on thy name; for it is good before thy saints.

053:001 The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that doeth good.

053:002 God looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, that did seek God.

053:003 Every one of them is gone back: they are altogether become filthy; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.

053:004 Have the workers of iniquity no knowledge? who eat up my people as they eat bread: they have not called upon God.

053:005 There were they in great fear, where no fear was: for God hath scattered the bones of him that encampeth against thee: thou hast put them to shame, because God hath despised them.

053:006 Oh that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion! When God bringeth back the captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice, and Israel shall be glad.

054:001 Save me, O God, by thy name, and judge me by thy strength.

054:002 Hear my prayer, O God; give ear to the words of my mouth.

054:003 For strangers are risen up against me, and oppressors seek after my soul: they have not set God before them. Selah.

054:004 Behold, God is mine helper: the Lord is with them that uphold my soul.

054:005 He shall reward evil unto mine enemies: cut them off in thy truth.

054:006 I will freely sacrifice unto thee: I will praise thy name, O LORD; for it is good.

054:007 For he hath delivered me out of all trouble: and mine eye hath seen his desire upon mine enemies.

055:001 Give ear to my prayer, O God; and hide not thyself from my supplication.

055:002 Attend unto me, and hear me: I mourn in my complaint, and make a noise;

055:003 Because of the voice of the enemy, because of the oppression of the wicked: for they cast iniquity upon me, and in wrath they hate me.

055:004 My heart is sore pained within me: and the terrors of death are fallen upon me.

055:005 Fearfulness and trembling are come upon me, and horror hath overwhelmed me.

055:006 And I said, Oh that I had wings like a dove! for then would I fly away, and be at rest.

055:007 Lo, then would I wander far off, and remain in the wilderness. Selah.

055:008 I would hasten my escape from the windy storm and tempest.

055:009 Destroy, O Lord, and divide their tongues: for I have seen violence and strife in the city.

055:010 Day and night they go about it upon the walls thereof: mischief also and sorrow are in the midst of it.

055:011 Wickedness is in the midst thereof: deceit and guile depart not from her streets.

055:012 For it was not an enemy that reproached me; then I could have borne it: neither was it he that hated me that did magnify himself against me; then I would have hid myself from him:

055:013 But it was thou, a man mine equal, my guide, and mine acquaintance.

055:014 We took sweet counsel together, and walked unto the house of God in company.

055:015 Let death seize upon them, and let them go down quick into hell: for wickedness is in their dwellings, and among them.

055:016 As for me, I will call upon God; and the LORD shall save me.

055:017 Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice.

055:018 He hath delivered my soul in peace from the battle that was against me: for there were many with me.

055:019 God shall hear, and afflict them, even he that abideth of old. Selah. Because they have no changes, therefore they fear not God.

055:020 He hath put forth his hands against such as be at peace with him: he hath broken his covenant.

055:021 The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart: his words were softer than oil, yet were they drawn swords.

055:022 Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.

055:023 But thou, O God, shalt bring them down into the pit of destruction: bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days; but I will trust in thee.

056:001 Be merciful unto me, O God: for man would swallow me up; he fighting daily oppresseth me.

056:002 Mine enemies would daily swallow me up: for they be many that fight against me, O thou most High.

056:003 What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee.

056:004 In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me.

056:005 Every day they wrest my words: all their thoughts are against me for evil.

056:006 They gather themselves together, they hide themselves, they mark my steps, when they wait for my soul.

056:007 Shall they escape by iniquity? in thine anger cast down the people, O God.

056:008 Thou tellest my wanderings: put thou my tears into thy bottle: are they not in thy book?

056:009 When I cry unto thee, then shall mine enemies turn back: this I know; for God is for me. 056:010 In God will I praise his word: in the LORD will I praise his word.

056:011 In God have I put my trust: I will not be afraid what man can do unto me.

056:012 Thy vows are upon me, O God: I will render praises unto thee.

056:013 For thou hast delivered my soul from death: wilt not thou deliver my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of the living?

057:001 Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me: for my soul trusteth in thee: yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities be overpast.

057:002 I will cry unto God most high; unto God that performeth all things for me.

057:003 He shall send from heaven, and save me from the reproach of him that would swallow me up. Selah. God shall send forth his mercy and his truth.

057:004 My soul is among lions: and I lie even among them that are set on fire, even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword.

057:005 Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens; let thy glory be above all the earth.

057:006 They have prepared a net for my steps; my soul is bowed down: they have digged a pit before me, into the midst whereof they are fallen themselves. Selah.

057:007 My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing and give praise.

057:008 Awake up, my glory; awake, psaltery and harp: I myself will awake early.

057:009 I will praise thee, O Lord, among the people: I will sing unto thee among the nations.

057:010 For thy mercy is great unto the heavens, and thy truth unto the clouds.

057:011 Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens: let thy glory be above all the earth.

058:001 Do ye indeed speak righteousness, O congregation? do ye judge uprightly, O ye sons of men?

058:002 Yea, in heart ye work wickedness; ye weigh the violence of your hands in the earth.

058:003 The wicked are estranged from the womb: they go astray as soon as they be born, speaking lies.

058:004 Their poison is like the poison of a serpent: they are like the deaf adder that stoppeth her ear;

058:005 Which will not hearken to the voice of charmers, charming never so wisely.

058:006 Break their teeth, O God, in their mouth: break out the great teeth of the young lions, O LORD.

058:007 Let them melt away as waters which run continually: when he bendeth his bow to shoot his arrows, let them be as cut in pieces.

058:008 As a snail which melteth, let every one of them pass away: like the untimely birth of a woman, that they may not see the sun.

058:009 Before your pots can feel the thorns, he shall take them away as with a whirlwind, both living, and in his wrath.

058:010 The righteous shall rejoice when he seeth the vengeance: he shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked.

058:011 So that a man shall say, Verily there is a reward for the righteous: verily he is a God that judgeth in the earth.

059:001 Deliver me from mine enemies, O my God: defend me from them that rise up against me.

059:002 Deliver me from the workers of iniquity, and save me from bloody men.

059:003 For, lo, they lie in wait for my soul: the mighty are gathered against me; not for my transgression, nor for my sin, O LORD.

059:004 They run and prepare themselves without my fault: awake to help me, and behold.

059:005 Thou therefore, O LORD God of hosts, the God of Israel, awake to visit all the heathen: be not merciful to any wicked transgressors. Selah.

059:006 They return at evening: they make a noise like a dog, and go round about the city.

059:007 Behold, they belch out with their mouth: swords are in their lips: for who, say they, doth hear?

059:008 But thou, O LORD, shalt laugh at them; thou shalt have all the heathen in derision.

059:009 Because of his strength will I wait upon thee: for God is my defence.

059:010 The God of my mercy shall prevent me: God shall let me see my desire upon mine enemies.

059:011 Slay them not, lest my people forget: scatter them by thy power; and bring them down, O Lord our shield.

059:012 For the sin of their mouth and the words of their lips let them even be taken in their pride: and for cursing and lying which they speak.

059:013 Consume them in wrath, consume them, that they may not be: and let them know that God ruleth in Jacob unto the ends of the earth. Selah.

059:014 And at evening let them return; and let them make a noise like a dog, and go round about the city.

059:015 Let them wander up and down for meat, and grudge if they be not satisfied.

059:016 But I will sing of thy power; yea, I will sing aloud of thy mercy in the morning: for thou hast been my defence and refuge in the day of my trouble.

059:017 Unto thee, O my strength, will I sing: for God is my defence, and the God of my mercy.

060:001 O God, thou hast cast us off, thou hast scattered us, thou hast been displeased; O turn thyself to us again.

060:002 Thou hast made the earth to tremble; thou hast broken it: heal the breaches thereof; for it shaketh.

060:003 Thou hast shewed thy people hard things: thou hast made us to drink the wine of astonishment.

060:004 Thou hast given a banner to them that fear thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth. Selah.

060:005 That thy beloved may be delivered; save with thy right hand, and hear me.

060:006 God hath spoken in his holiness; I will rejoice, I will divide Shechem, and mete out the valley of Succoth.

060:007 Gilead is mine, and Manasseh is mine; Ephraim also is the strength of mine head; Judah is my lawgiver;

060:008 Moab is my washpot; over Edom will I cast out my shoe: Philistia, triumph thou because of me.

060:009 Who will bring me into the strong city? who will lead me into Edom?

060:010 Wilt not thou, O God, which hadst cast us off? and thou, O God, which didst not go out with our armies?

060:011 Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man.

060:012 Through God we shall do valiantly: for he it is that shall tread down our enemies.

061:001 Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer.

061:002 From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I.

061:003 For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy.

061:004 I will abide in thy tabernacle for ever: I will trust in the covert of thy wings. Selah.

061:005 For thou, O God, hast heard my vows: thou hast given me the heritage of those that fear thy name.

061:006 Thou wilt prolong the king's life: and his years as many generations.

061:007 He shall abide before God for ever: O prepare mercy and truth, which may preserve him.

061:008 So will I sing praise unto thy name for ever, that I may daily perform my vows.

062:001 Truly my soul waiteth upon God: from him cometh my salvation.

062:002 He only is my rock and my salvation; he is my defence; I shall not be greatly moved.

062:003 How long will ye imagine mischief against a man? ye shall be slain all of you: as a bowing wall shall ye be, and as a tottering fence.

062:004 They only consult to cast him down from his excellency: they delight in lies: they bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly. Selah.

062:005 My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him.

062:006 He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defence; I shall not be moved.

062:007 In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God.

062:008 Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah.

062:009 Surely men of low degree are vanity, and men of high degree are a lie: to be laid in the balance, they are altogether lighter than vanity.

062:010 Trust not in oppression, and become not vain in robbery: if riches increase, set not your heart upon them.

062:011 God hath spoken once; twice have I heard this; that power belongeth unto God.

062:012 Also unto thee, O Lord, belongeth mercy: for thou renderest to every man according to his work.

063:001 O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is;

063:002 To see thy power and thy glory, so as I have seen thee in the sanctuary.

063:003 Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee.

063:004 Thus will I bless thee while I live: I will lift up my hands in thy name.

063:005 My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips:

063:006 When I remember thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the night watches.

063:007 Because thou hast been my help, therefore in the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice.

063:008 My soul followeth hard after thee: thy right hand upholdeth me.

063:009 But those that seek my soul, to destroy it, shall go into the lower parts of the earth.

063:010 They shall fall by the sword: they shall be a portion for foxes.

063:011 But the king shall rejoice in God; every one that sweareth by him shall glory: but the mouth of them that speak lies shall be stopped.

064:001 Hear my voice, O God, in my prayer: preserve my life from fear of the enemy.

064:002 Hide me from the secret counsel of the wicked; from the insurrection of the workers of iniquity:

064:003 Who whet their tongue like a sword, and bend their bows to shoot their arrows, even bitter words:

064:004 That they may shoot in secret at the perfect: suddenly do they shoot at him, and fear not.

064:005 They encourage themselves in an evil matter: they commune of laying snares privily; they say, Who shall see them?

064:006 They search out iniquities; they accomplish a diligent search: both the inward thought of every one of them, and the heart, is deep.

064:007 But God shall shoot at them with an arrow; suddenly shall they be wounded.

064:008 So they shall make their own tongue to fall upon themselves: all that see them shall flee away.

064:009 And all men shall fear, and shall declare the work of God; for they shall wisely consider of his doing.

064:010 The righteous shall be glad in the LORD, and shall trust in him; and all the upright in heart shall glory.

065:001 Praise waiteth for thee, O God, in Sion: and unto thee shall the vow be performed.

065:002 O thou that hearest prayer, unto thee shall all flesh come.

065:003 Iniquities prevail against me: as for our transgressions, thou shalt purge them away.

065:004 Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, and causest to approach unto thee, that he may dwell in thy courts: we shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house, even of thy holy temple.

065:005 By terrible things in righteousness wilt thou answer us, O God of our salvation; who art the confidence of all the ends of the earth, and of them that are afar off upon the sea:

065:006 Which by his strength setteth fast the mountains; being girded with power:

065:007 Which stilleth the noise of the seas, the noise of their waves, and the tumult of the people.

065:008 They also that dwell in the uttermost parts are afraid at thy tokens: thou makest the outgoings of the morning and evening to rejoice.

065:009 Thou visitest the earth, and waterest it: thou greatly enrichest it with the river of God, which is full of water: thou preparest them corn, when thou hast so provided for it.

065:010 Thou waterest the ridges thereof abundantly: thou settlest the furrows thereof: thou makest it soft with showers: thou blessest the springing thereof.

065:011 Thou crownest the year with thy goodness; and thy paths drop fatness.

065:012 They drop upon the pastures of the wilderness: and the little hills rejoice on every side.

065:013 The pastures are clothed with flocks; the valleys also are covered over with corn; they shout for joy, they also sing.

066:001 Make a joyful noise unto God, all ye lands:

066:002 Sing forth the honour of his name: make his praise glorious.

066:003 Say unto God, How terrible art thou in thy works! through the greatness of thy power shall thine enemies submit themselves unto thee.

066:004 All the earth shall worship thee, and shall sing unto thee; they shall sing to thy name. Selah.

066:005 Come and see the works of God: he is terrible in his doing toward the children of men.

066:006 He turned the sea into dry land: they went through the flood on foot: there did we rejoice in him.

066:007 He ruleth by his power for ever; his eyes behold the nations: let not the rebellious exalt themselves. Selah.

066:008 O bless our God, ye people, and make the voice of his praise to be heard:

066:009 Which holdeth our soul in life, and suffereth not our feet to be moved.

066:010 For thou, O God, hast proved us: thou hast tried us, as silver is tried.

066:011 Thou broughtest us into the net; thou laidst affliction upon our loins.

066:012 Thou hast caused men to ride over our heads; we went through fire and through water: but thou broughtest us out into a wealthy place.

066:013 I will go into thy house with burnt offerings: I will pay thee my vows,

066:014 Which my lips have uttered, and my mouth hath spoken, when I was in trouble.

066:015 I will offer unto thee burnt sacrifices of fatlings, with the incense of rams; I will offer bullocks with goats. Selah.

066:016 Come and hear, all ye that fear God, and I will declare what he hath done for my soul.

066:017 I cried unto him with my mouth, and he was extolled with my tongue.

066:018 If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me:

066:019 But verily God hath heard me; he hath attended to the voice of my prayer.

066:020 Blessed be God, which hath not turned away my prayer, nor his mercy from me.

067:001 God be merciful unto us, and bless us; and cause his face to shine upon us; Selah.

067:002 That thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health among all nations.

067:003 Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee.

067:004 O let the nations be glad and sing for joy: for thou shalt judge the people righteously, and govern the nations upon earth. Selah.

067:005 Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee.

067:006 Then shall the earth yield her increase; and God, even our own God, shall bless us.

067:007 God shall bless us; and all the ends of the earth shall fear him.

068:001 Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered: let them also that hate him flee before him.

068:002 As smoke is driven away, so drive them away: as wax melteth before the fire, so let the wicked perish at the presence of God.

068:003 But let the righteous be glad; let them rejoice before God: yea, let them exceedingly rejoice.

068:004 Sing unto God, sing praises to his name: extol him that rideth upon the heavens by his name JAH, and rejoice before him.

068:005 A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God in his holy habitation.

068:006 God setteth the solitary in families: he bringeth out those which are bound with chains: but the rebellious dwell in a dry land.

068:007 O God, when thou wentest forth before thy people, when thou didst march through the wilderness; Selah:

068:008 The earth shook, the heavens also dropped at the presence of God: even Sinai itself was moved at the presence of God, the God of Israel.

068:009 Thou, O God, didst send a plentiful rain, whereby thou didst confirm thine inheritance, when it was weary.

068:010 Thy congregation hath dwelt therein: thou, O God, hast prepared of thy goodness for the poor.

068:011 The Lord gave the word: great was the company of those that published it.

068:012 Kings of armies did flee apace: and she that tarried at home divided the spoil.

068:013 Though ye have lien among the pots, yet shall ye be as the wings of a dove covered with silver, and her feathers with yellow gold.

068:014 When the Almighty scattered kings in it, it was white as snow in Salmon.

068:015 The hill of God is as the hill of Bashan; an high hill as the hill of Bashan.

068:016 Why leap ye, ye high hills? this is the hill which God desireth to dwell in; yea, the LORD will dwell in it for ever.

068:017 The chariots of God are twenty thousand, even thousands of angels: the Lord is among them, as in Sinai, in the holy place.

068:018 Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive: thou hast received gifts for men; yea, for the rebellious also, that the LORD God might dwell among them.

068:019 Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah.

068:020 He that is our God is the God of salvation; and unto GOD the Lord belong the issues from death.

068:021 But God shall wound the head of his enemies, and the hairy scalp of such an one as goeth on still in his trespasses.

068:022 The Lord said, I will bring again from Bashan, I will bring my people again from the depths of the sea:

068:023 That thy foot may be dipped in the blood of thine enemies, and the tongue of thy dogs in the same.

068:024 They have seen thy goings, O God; even the goings of my God, my King, in the sanctuary.

068:025 The singers went before, the players on instruments followed after; among them were the damsels playing with timbrels.

068:026 Bless ye God in the congregations, even the Lord, from the fountain of Israel.

068:027 There is little Benjamin with their ruler, the princes of Judah and their council, the princes of Zebulun, and the princes of Naphtali.

068:028 Thy God hath commanded thy strength: strengthen, O God, that which thou hast wrought for us.

068:029 Because of thy temple at Jerusalem shall kings bring presents unto thee.

068:030 Rebuke the company of spearmen, the multitude of the bulls, with the calves of the people, till every one submit himself with pieces of silver: scatter thou the people that delight in war.

068:031 Princes shall come out of Egypt; Ethiopia shall soon stretch out her hands unto God.

068:032 Sing unto God, ye kingdoms of the earth; O sing praises unto the Lord; Selah:

068:033 To him that rideth upon the heavens of heavens, which were of old; lo, he doth send out his voice, and that a mighty voice.

068:034 Ascribe ye strength unto God: his excellency is over Israel, and his strength is in the clouds.

068:035 O God, thou art terrible out of thy holy places: the God of Israel is he that giveth strength and power unto his people. Blessed be God.

069:001 Save me, O God; for the waters are come in unto my soul.

069:002 I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing: I am come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me.

069:003 I am weary of my crying: my throat is dried: mine eyes fail while I wait for my God.

069:004 They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of mine head: they that would destroy me, being mine enemies wrongfully, are mighty: then I restored that which I took not away.

069:005 O God, thou knowest my foolishness; and my sins are not hid from thee.

069:006 Let not them that wait on thee, O Lord GOD of hosts, be ashamed for my sake: let not those that seek thee be confounded for my sake, O God of Israel.

069:007 Because for thy sake I have borne reproach; shame hath covered my face.

069:008 I am become a stranger unto my brethren, and an alien unto my mother's children.

069:009 For the zeal of thine house hath eaten me up; and the reproaches of them that reproached thee are fallen upon me.

069:010 When I wept, and chastened my soul with fasting, that was to my reproach.

069:011 I made sackcloth also my garment; and I became a proverb to them.

069:012 They that sit in the gate speak against me; and I was the song of the drunkards.

069:013 But as for me, my prayer is unto thee, O LORD, in an acceptable time: O God, in the multitude of thy mercy hear me, in the truth of thy salvation.

069:014 Deliver me out of the mire, and let me not sink: let me be delivered from them that hate me, and out of the deep waters.

069:015 Let not the waterflood overflow me, neither let the deep swallow me up, and let not the pit shut her mouth upon me.

069:016 Hear me, O LORD; for thy lovingkindness is good: turn unto me according to the multitude of thy tender mercies.

069:017 And hide not thy face from thy servant; for I am in trouble: hear me speedily.

069:018 Draw nigh unto my soul, and redeem it: deliver me because of mine enemies.

069:019 Thou hast known my reproach, and my shame, and my dishonour: mine adversaries are all before thee.

069:020 Reproach hath broken my heart; and I am full of heaviness: and I looked for some to take pity, but there was none; and for comforters, but I found none.

069:021 They gave me also gall for my meat; and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.

069:022 Let their table become a snare before them: and that which should have been for their welfare, let it become a trap.

069:023 Let their eyes be darkened, that they see not; and make their loins continually to shake.

069:024 Pour out thine indignation upon them, and let thy wrathful anger take hold of them.

069:025 Let their habitation be desolate; and let none dwell in their tents.

069:026 For they persecute him whom thou hast smitten; and they talk to the grief of those whom thou hast wounded.

069:027 Add iniquity unto their iniquity: and let them not come into thy righteousness.

069:028 Let them be blotted out of the book of the living, and not be written with the righteous.

069:029 But I am poor and sorrowful: let thy salvation, O God, set me up on high.

069:030 I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving.

069:031 This also shall please the LORD better than an ox or bullock that hath horns and hoofs.

069:032 The humble shall see this, and be glad: and your heart shall live that seek God.

069:033 For the LORD heareth the poor, and despiseth not his prisoners.

069:034 Let the heaven and earth praise him, the seas, and every thing that moveth therein.

069:035 For God will save Zion, and will build the cities of Judah: that they may dwell there, and have it in possession.

069:036 The seed also of his servants shall inherit it: and they that love his name shall dwell therein.


070:002 Let them be ashamed and confounded that seek after my soul: let them be turned backward, and put to confusion, that desire my hurt.

070:003 Let them be turned back for a reward of their shame that say, Aha, aha.

070:004 Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: and let such as love thy salvation say continually, Let God be magnified.

070:005 But I am poor and needy: make haste unto me, O God: thou art my help and my deliverer; O LORD, make no tarrying.

071:001 In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust: let me never be put to confusion.

071:002 Deliver me in thy righteousness, and cause me to escape: incline thine ear unto me, and save me.

071:003 Be thou my strong habitation, whereunto I may continually resort: thou hast given commandment to save me; for thou art my rock and my fortress.

071:004 Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.

071:005 For thou art my hope, O Lord GOD: thou art my trust from my youth.

071:006 By thee have I been holden up from the womb: thou art he that took me out of my mother's bowels: my praise shall be continually of thee.

071:007 I am as a wonder unto many; but thou art my strong refuge.

071:008 Let my mouth be filled with thy praise and with thy honour all the day.

071:009 Cast me not off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength faileth.

071:010 For mine enemies speak against me; and they that lay wait for my soul take counsel together,

071:011 Saying, God hath forsaken him: persecute and take him; for there is none to deliver him.

071:012 O God, be not far from me: O my God, make haste for my help.

071:013 Let them be confounded and consumed that are adversaries to my soul; let them be covered with reproach and dishonour that seek my hurt.

071:014 But I will hope continually, and will yet praise thee more and more.

071:015 My mouth shall shew forth thy righteousness and thy salvation all the day; for I know not the numbers thereof.

071:016 I will go in the strength of the Lord GOD: I will make mention of thy righteousness, even of thine only.

071:017 O God, thou hast taught me from my youth: and hitherto have I declared thy wondrous works.

071:018 Now also when I am old and greyheaded, O God, forsake me not; until I have shewed thy strength unto this generation, and thy power to every one that is to come.

071:019 Thy righteousness also, O God, is very high, who hast done great things: O God, who is like unto thee!

071:020 Thou, which hast shewed me great and sore troubles, shalt quicken me again, and shalt bring me up again from the depths of the earth.

071:021 Thou shalt increase my greatness, and comfort me on every side.

071:022 I will also praise thee with the psaltery, even thy truth, O my God: unto thee will I sing with the harp, O thou Holy One of Israel.

071:023 My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing unto thee; and my soul, which thou hast redeemed.

071:024 My tongue also shall talk of thy righteousness all the day long: for they are confounded, for they are brought unto shame, that seek my hurt.

072:001 Give the king thy judgments, O God, and thy righteousness unto the king's son.

072:002 He shall judge thy people with righteousness, and thy poor with judgment.

072:003 The mountains shall bring peace to the people, and the little hills, by righteousness.

072:004 He shall judge the poor of the people, he shall save the children of the needy, and shall break in pieces the oppressor.

072:005 They shall fear thee as long as the sun and moon endure, throughout all generations.

072:006 He shall come down like rain upon the mown grass: as showers that water the earth.

072:007 In his days shall the righteous flourish; and abundance of peace so long as the moon endureth.

072:008 He shall have dominion also from sea to sea, and from the river unto the ends of the earth.

072:009 They that dwell in the wilderness shall bow before him; and his enemies shall lick the dust.

072:010 The kings of Tarshish and of the isles shall bring presents: the kings of Sheba and Seba shall offer gifts.

072:011 Yea, all kings shall fall down before him: all nations shall serve him.

072:012 For he shall deliver the needy when he crieth; the poor also, and him that hath no helper.

072:013 He shall spare the poor and needy, and shall save the souls of the needy.

072:014 He shall redeem their soul from deceit and violence: and precious shall their blood be in his sight.

072:015 And he shall live, and to him shall be given of the gold of Sheba: prayer also shall be made for him continually; and daily shall he be praised.

072:016 There shall be an handful of corn in the earth upon the top of the mountains; the fruit thereof shall shake like Lebanon: and they of the city shall flourish like grass of the earth.

072:017 His name shall endure for ever: his name shall be continued as long as the sun: and men shall be blessed in him: all nations shall call him blessed.

072:018 Blessed be the LORD God, the God of Israel, who only doeth wondrous things.

072:019 And blessed be his glorious name for ever: and let the whole earth be filled with his glory; Amen, and Amen.

072:020 The prayers of David the son of Jesse are ended.

073:001 Truly God is good to Israel, even to such as are of a clean heart.

073:002 But as for me, my feet were almost gone; my steps had well nigh slipped.

073:003 For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

073:004 For there are no bands in their death: but their strength is firm.

073:005 They are not in trouble as other men; neither are they plagued like other men.

073:006 Therefore pride compasseth them about as a chain; violence covereth them as a garment.

073:007 Their eyes stand out with fatness: they have more than heart could wish.

073:008 They are corrupt, and speak wickedly concerning oppression: they speak loftily.

073:009 They set their mouth against the heavens, and their tongue walketh through the earth.

073:010 Therefore his people return hither: and waters of a full cup are wrung out to them.

073:011 And they say, How doth God know? and is there knowledge in the most High?

073:012 Behold, these are the ungodly, who prosper in the world; they increase in riches.

073:013 Verily I have cleansed my heart in vain, and washed my hands in innocency.

073:014 For all the day long have I been plagued, and chastened every morning.

073:015 If I say, I will speak thus; behold, I should offend against the generation of thy children.

073:016 When I thought to know this, it was too painful for me;

073:017 Until I went into the sanctuary of God; then understood I their end.

073:018 Surely thou didst set them in slippery places: thou castedst them down into destruction.

073:019 How are they brought into desolation, as in a moment! they are utterly consumed with terrors.

073:020 As a dream when one awaketh; so, O Lord, when thou awakest, thou shalt despise their image.

073:021 Thus my heart was grieved, and I was pricked in my reins.

073:022 So foolish was I, and ignorant: I was as a beast before thee.

073:023 Nevertheless I am continually with thee: thou hast holden me by my right hand.

073:024 Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory.

073:025 Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee.

073:026 My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.

073:027 For, lo, they that are far from thee shall perish: thou hast destroyed all them that go a whoring from thee.

073:028 But it is good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in the Lord GOD, that I may declare all thy works.

074:001 O God, why hast thou cast us off for ever? why doth thine anger smoke against the sheep of thy pasture?

074:002 Remember thy congregation, which thou hast purchased of old; the rod of thine inheritance, which thou hast redeemed; this mount Zion, wherein thou hast dwelt.

074:003 Lift up thy feet unto the perpetual desolations; even all that the enemy hath done wickedly in the sanctuary.

074:004 Thine enemies roar in the midst of thy congregations; they set up their ensigns for signs.

074:005 A man was famous according as he had lifted up axes upon the thick trees.

074:006 But now they break down the carved work thereof at once with axes and hammers.

074:007 They have cast fire into thy sanctuary, they have defiled by casting down the dwelling place of thy name to the ground.

074:008 They said in their hearts, Let us destroy them together: they have burned up all the synagogues of God in the land.

074:009 We see not our signs: there is no more any prophet: neither is there among us any that knoweth how long.

074:010 O God, how long shall the adversary reproach? shall the enemy blaspheme thy name for ever?

074:011 Why withdrawest thou thy hand, even thy right hand? pluck it out of thy bosom.

074:012 For God is my King of old, working salvation in the midst of the earth.

074:013 Thou didst divide the sea by thy strength: thou brakest the heads of the dragons in the waters.

074:014 Thou brakest the heads of leviathan in pieces, and gavest him to be meat to the people inhabiting the wilderness.

074:015 Thou didst cleave the fountain and the flood: thou driedst up mighty rivers.

074:016 The day is thine, the night also is thine: thou hast prepared the light and the sun.

074:017 Thou hast set all the borders of the earth: thou hast made summer and winter.

074:018 Remember this, that the enemy hath reproached, O LORD, and that the foolish people have blasphemed thy name.

074:019 O deliver not the soul of thy turtledove unto the multitude of the wicked: forget not the congregation of thy poor for ever.

074:020 Have respect unto the covenant: for the dark places of the earth are full of the habitations of cruelty.

074:021 O let not the oppressed return ashamed: let the poor and needy praise thy name.

074:022 Arise, O God, plead thine own cause: remember how the foolish man reproacheth thee daily.

074:023 Forget not the voice of thine enemies: the tumult of those that rise up against thee increaseth continually.

075:001 Unto thee, O God, do we give thanks, unto thee do we give thanks: for that thy name is near thy wondrous works declare.

075:002 When I shall receive the congregation I will judge uprightly.

075:003 The earth and all the inhabitants thereof are dissolved: I bear up the pillars of it. Selah.

075:004 I said unto the fools, Deal not foolishly: and to the wicked, Lift not up the horn:

075:005 Lift not up your horn on high: speak not with a stiff neck.

075:006 For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south.

075:007 But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another.

075:008 For in the hand of the LORD there is a cup, and the wine is red; it is full of mixture; and he poureth out of the same: but the dregs thereof, all the wicked of the earth shall wring them out, and drink them.

075:009 But I will declare for ever; I will sing praises to the God of Jacob.

075:010 All the horns of the wicked also will I cut off; but the horns of the righteous shall be exalted.

076:001 In Judah is God known: his name is great in Israel.

076:002 In Salem also is his tabernacle, and his dwelling place in Zion.

076:003 There brake he the arrows of the bow, the shield, and the sword, and the battle. Selah.

076:004 Thou art more glorious and excellent than the mountains of prey.

076:005 The stouthearted are spoiled, they have slept their sleep: and none of the men of might have found their hands.

076:006 At thy rebuke, O God of Jacob, both the chariot and horse are cast into a dead sleep.

076:007 Thou, even thou, art to be feared: and who may stand in thy sight when once thou art angry?

076:008 Thou didst cause judgment to be heard from heaven; the earth feared, and was still,

076:009 When God arose to judgment, to save all the meek of the earth. Selah.

076:010 Surely the wrath of man shall praise thee: the remainder of wrath shalt thou restrain.

076:011 Vow, and pay unto the LORD your God: let all that be round about him bring presents unto him that ought to be feared.

076:012 He shall cut off the spirit of princes: he is terrible to the kings of the earth.

077:001 I cried unto God with my voice, even unto God with my voice; and he gave ear unto me.

077:002 In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord: my sore ran in the night, and ceased not: my soul refused to be comforted.

077:003 I remembered God, and was troubled: I complained, and my spirit was overwhelmed. Selah.

077:004 Thou holdest mine eyes waking: I am so troubled that I cannot speak.

077:005 I have considered the days of old, the years of ancient times.

077:006 I call to remembrance my song in the night: I commune with mine own heart: and my spirit made diligent search.

077:007 Will the Lord cast off for ever? and will he be favourable no more?

077:008 Is his mercy clean gone for ever? doth his promise fail for evermore?

077:009 Hath God forgotten to be gracious? hath he in anger shut up his tender mercies? Selah.

077:010 And I said, This is my infirmity: but I will remember the years of the right hand of the most High.

077:011 I will remember the works of the LORD: surely I will remember thy wonders of old.

077:012 I will meditate also of all thy work, and talk of thy doings.

077:013 Thy way, O God, is in the sanctuary: who is so great a God as our God?

077:014 Thou art the God that doest wonders: thou hast declared thy strength among the people.

077:015 Thou hast with thine arm redeemed thy people, the sons of Jacob and Joseph. Selah.

077:016 The waters saw thee, O God, the waters saw thee; they were afraid: the depths also were troubled.

077:017 The clouds poured out water: the skies sent out a sound: thine arrows also went abroad.

077:018 The voice of thy thunder was in the heaven: the lightnings lightened the world: the earth trembled and shook.

077:019 Thy way is in the sea, and thy path in the great waters, and thy footsteps are not known.

077:020 Thou leddest thy people like a flock by the hand of Moses and Aaron.

078:001 Give ear, O my people, to my law: incline your ears to the words of my mouth.

078:002 I will open my mouth in a parable: I will utter dark sayings of old:

078:003 Which we have heard and known, and our fathers have told us.

078:004 We will not hide them from their children, shewing to the generation to come the praises of the LORD, and his strength, and his wonderful works that he hath done.

078:005 For he established a testimony in Jacob, and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers, that they should make them known to their children:

078:006 That the generation to come might know them, even the children which should be born; who should arise and declare them to their children:

078:007 That they might set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments:

078:008 And might not be as their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation; a generation that set not their heart aright, and whose spirit was not stedfast with God.

078:009 The children of Ephraim, being armed, and carrying bows, turned back in the day of battle.

078:010 They kept not the covenant of God, and refused to walk in his law;

078:011 And forgat his works, and his wonders that he had shewed them.

078:012 Marvellous things did he in the sight of their fathers, in the land of Egypt, in the field of Zoan.

078:013 He divided the sea, and caused them to pass through; and he made the waters to stand as an heap.

078:014 In the daytime also he led them with a cloud, and all the night with a light of fire.

078:015 He clave the rocks in the wilderness, and gave them drink as out of the great depths.

078:016 He brought streams also out of the rock, and caused waters to run down like rivers.

078:017 And they sinned yet more against him by provoking the most High in the wilderness.

078:018 And they tempted God in their heart by asking meat for their lust.

078:019 Yea, they spake against God; they said, Can God furnish a table in the wilderness?

078:020 Behold, he smote the rock, that the waters gushed out, and the streams overflowed; can he give bread also? can he provide flesh for his people?

078:021 Therefore the LORD heard this, and was wroth: so a fire was kindled against Jacob, and anger also came up against Israel;

078:022 Because they believed not in God, and trusted not in his salvation:

078:023 Though he had commanded the clouds from above, and opened the doors of heaven,

078:024 And had rained down manna upon them to eat, and had given them of the corn of heaven.

078:025 Man did eat angels' food: he sent them meat to the full.

078:026 He caused an east wind to blow in the heaven: and by his power he brought in the south wind.

078:027 He rained flesh also upon them as dust, and feathered fowls like as the sand of the sea:

078:028 And he let it fall in the midst of their camp, round about their habitations.

078:029 So they did eat, and were well filled: for he gave them their own desire;

078:030 They were not estranged from their lust. But while their meat was yet in their mouths,

078:031 The wrath of God came upon them, and slew the fattest of them, and smote down the chosen men of Israel.

078:032 For all this they sinned still, and believed not for his wondrous works.

078:033 Therefore their days did he consume in vanity, and their years in trouble.

078:034 When he slew them, then they sought him: and they returned and enquired early after God.

078:035 And they remembered that God was their rock, and the high God their redeemer.

078:036 Nevertheless they did flatter him with their mouth, and they lied unto him with their tongues.

078:037 For their heart was not right with him, neither were they stedfast in his covenant.

078:038 But he, being full of compassion, forgave their iniquity, and destroyed them not: yea, many a time turned he his anger away, and did not stir up all his wrath.

078:039 For he remembered that they were but flesh; a wind that passeth away, and cometh not again.

078:040 How oft did they provoke him in the wilderness, and grieve him in the desert!

078:041 Yea, they turned back and tempted God, and limited the Holy One of Israel.

078:042 They remembered not his hand, nor the day when he delivered them from the enemy.

078:043 How he had wrought his signs in Egypt, and his wonders in the field of Zoan.

078:044 And had turned their rivers into blood; and their floods, that they could not drink.

078:045 He sent divers sorts of flies among them, which devoured them; and frogs, which destroyed them.

078:046 He gave also their increase unto the caterpiller, and their labour unto the locust.

078:047 He destroyed their vines with hail, and their sycomore trees with frost.

078:048 He gave up their cattle also to the hail, and their flocks to hot thunderbolts.

078:049 He cast upon them the fierceness of his anger, wrath, and indignation, and trouble, by sending evil angels among them.

078:050 He made a way to his anger; he spared not their soul from death, but gave their life over to the pestilence;

078:051 And smote all the firstborn in Egypt; the chief of their strength in the tabernacles of Ham:

078:052 But made his own people to go forth like sheep, and guided them in the wilderness like a flock.

078:053 And he led them on safely, so that they feared not: but the sea overwhelmed their enemies.

078:054 And he brought them to the border of his sanctuary, even to this mountain, which his right hand had purchased.

078:055 He cast out the heathen also before them, and divided them an inheritance by line, and made the tribes of Israel to dwell in their tents.

078:056 Yet they tempted and provoked the most high God, and kept not his testimonies:

078:057 But turned back, and dealt unfaithfully like their fathers: they were turned aside like a deceitful bow.

078:058 For they provoked him to anger with their high places, and moved him to jealousy with their graven images.

078:059 When God heard this, he was wroth, and greatly abhorred Israel:

078:060 So that he forsook the tabernacle of Shiloh, the tent which he placed among men;

078:061 And delivered his strength into captivity, and his glory into the enemy's hand.

078:062 He gave his people over also unto the sword; and was wroth with his inheritance.

078:063 The fire consumed their young men; and their maidens were not given to marriage.

078:064 Their priests fell by the sword; and their widows made no lamentation.

078:065 Then the LORD awaked as one out of sleep, and like a mighty man that shouteth by reason of wine.

078:066 And he smote his enemies in the hinder parts: he put them to a perpetual reproach.

078:067 Moreover he refused the tabernacle of Joseph, and chose not the tribe of Ephraim:

078:068 But chose the tribe of Judah, the mount Zion which he loved.

078:069 And he built his sanctuary like high palaces, like the earth which he hath established for ever.

078:070 He chose David also his servant, and took him from the sheepfolds:

078:071 From following the ewes great with young he brought him to feed Jacob his people, and Israel his inheritance.

078:072 So he fed them according to the integrity of his heart; and guided them by the skilfulness of his hands.

079:001 O god, the heathen are come into thine inheritance; thy holy temple have they defiled; they have laid Jerusalem on heaps.

079:002 The dead bodies of thy servants have they given to be meat unto the fowls of the heaven, the flesh of thy saints unto the beasts of the earth.

079:003 Their blood have they shed like water round about Jerusalem; and there was none to bury them.

079:004 We are become a reproach to our neighbours, a scorn and derision to them that are round about us.

079:005 How long, LORD? wilt thou be angry for ever? shall thy jealousy burn like fire?

079:006 Pour out thy wrath upon the heathen that have not known thee, and upon the kingdoms that have not called upon thy name.

079:007 For they have devoured Jacob, and laid waste his dwelling place.

079:008 O remember not against us former iniquities: let thy tender mercies speedily prevent us: for we are brought very low.

079:009 Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of thy name: and deliver us, and purge away our sins, for thy name's sake.

079:010 Wherefore should the heathen say, Where is their God? let him be known among the heathen in our sight by the revenging of the blood of thy servants which is shed.

079:011 Let the sighing of the prisoner come before thee; according to the greatness of thy power preserve thou those that are appointed to die;

079:012 And render unto our neighbours sevenfold into their bosom their reproach, wherewith they have reproached thee, O Lord.

079:013 So we thy people and sheep of thy pasture will give thee thanks for ever: we will shew forth thy praise to all generations.

080:001 Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, thou that leadest Joseph like a flock; thou that dwellest between the cherubims, shine forth.

080:002 Before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh stir up thy strength, and come and save us.

080:003 Turn us again, O God, and cause thy face to shine; and we shall be saved.

080:004 O LORD God of hosts, how long wilt thou be angry against the prayer of thy people?

080:005 Thou feedest them with the bread of tears; and givest them tears to drink in great measure.

080:006 Thou makest us a strife unto our neighbours: and our enemies laugh among themselves.

080:007 Turn us again, O God of hosts, and cause thy face to shine; and we shall be saved.

080:008 Thou hast brought a vine out of Egypt: thou hast cast out the heathen, and planted it.

080:009 Thou preparedst room before it, and didst cause it to take deep root, and it filled the land.

080:010 The hills were covered with the shadow of it, and the boughs thereof were like the goodly cedars.

080:011 She sent out her boughs unto the sea, and her branches unto the river.

080:012 Why hast thou then broken down her hedges, so that all they which pass by the way do pluck her?

080:013 The boar out of the wood doth waste it, and the wild beast of the field doth devour it.

080:014 Return, we beseech thee, O God of hosts: look down from heaven, and behold, and visit this vine;

080:015 And the vineyard which thy right hand hath planted, and the branch that thou madest strong for thyself.

080:016 It is burned with fire, it is cut down: they perish at the rebuke of thy countenance.

080:017 Let thy hand be upon the man of thy right hand, upon the son of man whom thou madest strong for thyself.

080:018 So will not we go back from thee: quicken us, and we will call upon thy name.

080:019 Turn us again, O LORD God of hosts, cause thy face to shine; and we shall be saved.

081:001 Sing aloud unto God our strength: make a joyful noise unto the God of Jacob.

081:002 Take a psalm, and bring hither the timbrel, the pleasant harp with the psaltery.

081:003 Blow up the trumpet in the new moon, in the time appointed, on our solemn feast day.

081:004 For this was a statute for Israel, and a law of the God of Jacob.

081:005 This he ordained in Joseph for a testimony, when he went out through the land of Egypt: where I heard a language that I understood not.

081:006 I removed his shoulder from the burden: his hands were delivered from the pots.

081:007 Thou calledst in trouble, and I delivered thee; I answered thee in the secret place of thunder: I proved thee at the waters of Meribah. Selah.

081:008 Hear, O my people, and I will testify unto thee: O Israel, if thou wilt hearken unto me;

081:009 There shall no strange god be in thee; neither shalt thou worship any strange god.

081:010 I am the LORD thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt: open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it.

081:011 But my people would not hearken to my voice; and Israel would none of me.

081:012 So I gave them up unto their own hearts' lust: and they walked in their own counsels.

081:013 Oh that my people had hearkened unto me, and Israel had walked in my ways!

081:014 I should soon have subdued their enemies, and turned my hand against their adversaries.

081:015 The haters of the LORD should have submitted themselves unto him: but their time should have endured for ever.

081:016 He should have fed them also with the finest of the wheat: and with honey out of the rock should I have satisfied thee.

082:001 God standeth in the congregation of the mighty; he judgeth among the gods.

082:002 How long will ye judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked? Selah.

082:003 Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy.

082:004 Deliver the poor and needy: rid them out of the hand of the wicked.

082:005 They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course.

082:006 I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.

082:007 But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.

082:008 Arise, O God, judge the earth: for thou shalt inherit all nations.

083:001 Keep not thou silence, O God: hold not thy peace, and be not still, O God.

083:002 For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult: and they that hate thee have lifted up the head.

083:003 They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden ones.

083:004 They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.

083:005 For they have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against thee:

083:006 The tabernacles of Edom, and the Ishmaelites; of Moab, and the Hagarenes;

083:007 Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek; the Philistines with the inhabitants of Tyre;

083:008 Assur also is joined with them: they have holpen the children of Lot. Selah.

083:009 Do unto them as unto the Midianites; as to Sisera, as to Jabin, at the brook of Kison:

083:010 Which perished at Endor: they became as dung for the earth.

083:011 Make their nobles like Oreb, and like Zeeb: yea, all their princes as Zebah, and as Zalmunna:

083:012 Who said, Let us take to ourselves the houses of God in possession.

083:013 O my God, make them like a wheel; as the stubble before the wind.

083:014 As the fire burneth a wood, and as the flame setteth the mountains on fire;

083:015 So persecute them with thy tempest, and make them afraid with thy storm.

083:016 Fill their faces with shame; that they may seek thy name, O LORD.

083:017 Let them be confounded and troubled for ever; yea, let them be put to shame, and perish:

083:018 That men may know that thou, whose name alone is JEHOVAH, art the most high over all the earth.

084:001 How amiable are thy tabernacles, O LORD of hosts!

084:002 My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the LORD: my heart and my flesh crieth out for the living God.

084:003 Yea, the sparrow hath found an house, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, even thine altars, O LORD of hosts, my King, and my God.

084:004 Blessed are they that dwell in thy house: they will be still praising thee. Selah.

084:005 Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee; in whose heart are the ways of them.

084:006 Who passing through the valley of Baca make it a well; the rain also filleth the pools.

084:007 They go from strength to strength, every one of them in Zion appeareth before God.

084:008 O LORD God of hosts, hear my prayer: give ear, O God of Jacob. Selah.

084:009 Behold, O God our shield, and look upon the face of thine anointed.

084:010 For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.

084:011 For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.

084:012 O LORD of hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in thee.

085:001 Lord, thou hast been favourable unto thy land: thou hast brought back the captivity of Jacob.

085:002 Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of thy people, thou hast covered all their sin. Selah.

085:003 Thou hast taken away all thy wrath: thou hast turned thyself from the fierceness of thine anger.

085:004 Turn us, O God of our salvation, and cause thine anger toward us to cease.

085:005 Wilt thou be angry with us for ever? wilt thou draw out thine anger to all generations?

085:006 Wilt thou not revive us again: that thy people may rejoice in thee?

085:007 Shew us thy mercy, O LORD, and grant us thy salvation.

085:008 I will hear what God the LORD will speak: for he will speak peace unto his people, and to his saints: but let them not turn again to folly.

085:009 Surely his salvation is nigh them that fear him; that glory may dwell in our land.

085:010 Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other.

085:011 Truth shall spring out of the earth; and righteousness shall look down from heaven.

085:012 Yea, the LORD shall give that which is good; and our land shall yield her increase.

085:013 Righteousness shall go before him; and shall set us in the way of his steps.

086:001 Bow down thine ear, O LORD, hear me: for I am poor and needy.

086:002 Preserve my soul; for I am holy: O thou my God, save thy servant that trusteth in thee.

086:003 Be merciful unto me, O Lord: for I cry unto thee daily.

086:004 Rejoice the soul of thy servant: for unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.

086:005 For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee.

086:006 Give ear, O LORD, unto my prayer; and attend to the voice of my supplications.

086:007 In the day of my trouble I will call upon thee: for thou wilt answer me. 086:008 Among the gods there is none like unto thee, O Lord; neither are there any works like unto thy works.

086:009 All nations whom thou hast made shall come and worship before thee, O Lord; and shall glorify thy name.

086:010 For thou art great, and doest wondrous things: thou art God alone.

086:011 Teach me thy way, O LORD; I will walk in thy truth: unite my heart to fear thy name.

086:012 I will praise thee, O Lord my God, with all my heart: and I will glorify thy name for evermore.

086:013 For great is thy mercy toward me: and thou hast delivered my soul from the lowest hell.

086:014 O God, the proud are risen against me, and the assemblies of violent men have sought after my soul; and have not set thee before them.

086:015 But thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious, longsuffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth.

086:016 O turn unto me, and have mercy upon me; give thy strength unto thy servant, and save the son of thine handmaid.

086:017 Shew me a token for good; that they which hate me may see it, and be ashamed: because thou, LORD, hast holpen me, and comforted me.

087:001 His foundation is in the holy mountains.

087:002 The LORD loveth the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob.

087:003 Glorious things are spoken of thee, O city of God. Selah.

087:004 I will make mention of Rahab and Babylon to them that know me: behold Philistia, and Tyre, with Ethiopia; this man was born there.

087:005 And of Zion it shall be said, This and that man was born in her: and the highest himself shall establish her.

087:006 The LORD shall count, when he writeth up the people, that this man was born there. Selah.

087:007 As well the singers as the players on instruments shall be there: all my springs are in thee.

088:001 O lord God of my salvation, I have cried day and night before thee:

088:002 Let my prayer come before thee: incline thine ear unto my cry;

088:003 For my soul is full of troubles: and my life draweth nigh unto the grave.

088:004 I am counted with them that go down into the pit: I am as a man that hath no strength:

088:005 Free among the dead, like the slain that lie in the grave, whom thou rememberest no more: and they are cut off from thy hand.

088:006 Thou hast laid me in the lowest pit, in darkness, in the deeps.

088:007 Thy wrath lieth hard upon me, and thou hast afflicted me with all thy waves. Selah.

088:008 Thou hast put away mine acquaintance far from me; thou hast made me an abomination unto them: I am shut up, and I cannot come forth.

088:009 Mine eye mourneth by reason of affliction: LORD, I have called daily upon thee, I have stretched out my hands unto thee.

088:010 Wilt thou shew wonders to the dead? shall the dead arise and praise thee? Selah.

088:011 Shall thy lovingkindness be declared in the grave? or thy faithfulness in destruction?

088:012 Shall thy wonders be known in the dark? and thy righteousness in the land of forgetfulness?

088:013 But unto thee have I cried, O LORD; and in the morning shall my prayer prevent thee.

088:014 LORD, why castest thou off my soul? why hidest thou thy face from me?

088:015 I am afflicted and ready to die from my youth up: while I suffer thy terrors I am distracted.

088:016 Thy fierce wrath goeth over me; thy terrors have cut me off.

088:017 They came round about me daily like water; they compassed me about together.

088:018 Lover and friend hast thou put far from me, and mine acquaintance into darkness.

089:001 I will sing of the mercies of the LORD for ever: with my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations.

089:002 For I have said, Mercy shall be built up for ever: thy faithfulness shalt thou establish in the very heavens.

089:003 I have made a covenant with my chosen, I have sworn unto David my servant,

089:004 Thy seed will I establish for ever, and build up thy throne to all generations. Selah.

089:005 And the heavens shall praise thy wonders, O LORD: thy faithfulness also in the congregation of the saints.

089:006 For who in the heaven can be compared unto the LORD? who among the sons of the mighty can be likened unto the LORD?

089:007 God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, and to be had in reverence of all them that are about him.

089:008 O LORD God of hosts, who is a strong LORD like unto thee? or to thy faithfulness round about thee?

089:009 Thou rulest the raging of the sea: when the waves thereof arise, thou stillest them.

089:010 Thou hast broken Rahab in pieces, as one that is slain; thou hast scattered thine enemies with thy strong arm.

089:011 The heavens are thine, the earth also is thine: as for the world and the fulness thereof, thou hast founded them.

089:012 The north and the south thou hast created them: Tabor and Hermon shall rejoice in thy name.

089:013 Thou hast a mighty arm: strong is thy hand, and high is thy right hand.

089:014 Justice and judgment are the habitation of thy throne: mercy and truth shall go before thy face.

089:015 Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O LORD, in the light of thy countenance.

089:016 In thy name shall they rejoice all the day: and in thy righteousness shall they be exalted.

089:017 For thou art the glory of their strength: and in thy favour our horn shall be exalted.

089:018 For the LORD is our defence; and the Holy One of Israel is our king.

089:019 Then thou spakest in vision to thy holy one, and saidst, I have laid help upon one that is mighty; I have exalted one chosen out of the people.

089:020 I have found David my servant; with my holy oil have I anointed him:

089:021 With whom my hand shall be established: mine arm also shall strengthen him.

089:022 The enemy shall not exact upon him; nor the son of wickedness afflict him.

089:023 And I will beat down his foes before his face, and plague them that hate him.

089:024 But my faithfulness and my mercy shall be with him: and in my name shall his horn be exalted.

089:025 I will set his hand also in the sea, and his right hand in the rivers.

089:026 He shall cry unto me, Thou art my father, my God, and the rock of my salvation.

089:027 Also I will make him my firstborn, higher than the kings of the earth.

089:028 My mercy will I keep for him for evermore, and my covenant shall stand fast with him.

089:029 His seed also will I make to endure for ever, and his throne as the days of heaven.

089:030 If his children forsake my law, and walk not in my judgments;

089:031 If they break my statutes, and keep not my commandments;

089:032 Then will I visit their transgression with the rod, and their iniquity with stripes.

089:033 Nevertheless my lovingkindness will I not utterly take from him, nor suffer my faithfulness to fail.

089:034 My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips.

089:035 Once have I sworn by my holiness that I will not lie unto David.

089:036 His seed shall endure for ever, and his throne as the sun before me.

089:037 It shall be established for ever as the moon, and as a faithful witness in heaven. Selah.

089:038 But thou hast cast off and abhorred, thou hast been wroth with thine anointed.

089:039 Thou hast made void the covenant of thy servant: thou hast profaned his crown by casting it to the ground.

089:040 Thou hast broken down all his hedges; thou hast brought his strong holds to ruin.

089:041 All that pass by the way spoil him: he is a reproach to his neighbours.

089:042 Thou hast set up the right hand of his adversaries; thou hast made all his enemies to rejoice.

089:043 Thou hast also turned the edge of his sword, and hast not made him to stand in the battle.

089:044 Thou hast made his glory to cease, and cast his throne down to the ground.

089:045 The days of his youth hast thou shortened: thou hast covered him with shame. Selah.

089:046 How long, LORD? wilt thou hide thyself for ever? shall thy wrath burn like fire?

089:047 Remember how short my time is: wherefore hast thou made all men in vain?

089:048 What man is he that liveth, and shall not see death? shall he deliver his soul from the hand of the grave? Selah.

089:049 Lord, where are thy former lovingkindnesses, which thou swarest unto David in thy truth?

089:050 Remember, Lord, the reproach of thy servants; how I do bear in my bosom the reproach of all the mighty people;

089:051 Wherewith thine enemies have reproached, O LORD; wherewith they have reproached the footsteps of thine anointed.

089:052 Blessed be the LORD for evermore. Amen, and Amen.

090:001 Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations.

090:002 Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.

090:003 Thou turnest man to destruction; and sayest, Return, ye children of men.

090:004 For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night.

090:005 Thou carriest them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep: in the morning they are like grass which groweth up.

090:006 In the morning it flourisheth, and groweth up; in the evening it is cut down, and withereth.

090:007 For we are consumed by thine anger, and by thy wrath are we troubled.

090:008 Thou hast set our iniquities before thee, our secret sins in the light of thy countenance.

090:009 For all our days are passed away in thy wrath: we spend our years as a tale that is told.

090:010 The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.

090:011 Who knoweth the power of thine anger? even according to thy fear, so is thy wrath.

090:012 So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.

090:013 Return, O LORD, how long? and let it repent thee concerning thy servants.

090:014 O satisfy us early with thy mercy; that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.

090:015 Make us glad according to the days wherein thou hast afflicted us, and the years wherein we have seen evil.

090:016 Let thy work appear unto thy servants, and thy glory unto their children.

090:017 And let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us: and establish thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish thou it.

091:001 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

091:002 I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.

091:003 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.

091:004 He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.

091:005 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;

091:006 Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.

091:007 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.

091:008 Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.

091:009 Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;

091:010 There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.

091:011 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.

091:012 They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.

091:013 Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.

091:014 Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.

091:015 He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.

091:016 With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.


092:002 To shew forth thy lovingkindness in the morning, and thy faithfulness every night,

092:003 Upon an instrument of ten strings, and upon the psaltery; upon the harp with a solemn sound.

092:004 For thou, LORD, hast made me glad through thy work: I will triumph in the works of thy hands.

092:005 O LORD, how great are thy works! and thy thoughts are very deep.

092:006 A brutish man knoweth not; neither doth a fool understand this.

092:007 When the wicked spring as the grass, and when all the workers of iniquity do flourish; it is that they shall be destroyed for ever:

092:008 But thou, LORD, art most high for evermore.

092:009 For, lo, thine enemies, O LORD, for, lo, thine enemies shall perish; all the workers of iniquity shall be scattered.

092:010 But my horn shalt thou exalt like the horn of an unicorn: I shall be anointed with fresh oil.

092:011 Mine eye also shall see my desire on mine enemies, and mine ears shall hear my desire of the wicked that rise up against me.

092:012 The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.

092:013 Those that be planted in the house of the LORD shall flourish in the courts of our God.

092:014 They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat and flourishing;

092:015 To shew that the LORD is upright: he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him.

093:001 The LORD reigneth, he is clothed with majesty; the LORD is clothed with strength, wherewith he hath girded himself: the world also is stablished, that it cannot be moved.

093:002 Thy throne is established of old: thou art from everlasting.

093:003 The floods have lifted up, O LORD, the floods have lifted up their voice; the floods lift up their waves.

093:004 The LORD on high is mightier than the noise of many waters, yea, than the mighty waves of the sea.

093:005 Thy testimonies are very sure: holiness becometh thine house, O LORD, for ever.

094:001 O Lord God, to whom vengeance belongeth; O God, to whom vengeance belongeth, shew thyself.

094:002 Lift up thyself, thou judge of the earth: render a reward to the proud.

094:003 LORD, how long shall the wicked, how long shall the wicked triumph?

094:004 How long shall they utter and speak hard things? and all the workers of iniquity boast themselves?

094:005 They break in pieces thy people, O LORD, and afflict thine heritage.

094:006 They slay the widow and the stranger, and murder the fatherless.

094:007 Yet they say, The LORD shall not see, neither shall the God of Jacob regard it.

094:008 Understand, ye brutish among the people: and ye fools, when will ye be wise?

094:009 He that planted the ear, shall he not hear? he that formed the eye, shall he not see?

094:010 He that chastiseth the heathen, shall not he correct? he that teacheth man knowledge, shall not he know?

094:011 The LORD knoweth the thoughts of man, that they are vanity.

094:012 Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest, O LORD, and teachest him out of thy law;

094:013 That thou mayest give him rest from the days of adversity, until the pit be digged for the wicked.

094:014 For the LORD will not cast off his people, neither will he forsake his inheritance.

094:015 But judgment shall return unto righteousness: and all the upright in heart shall follow it.

094:016 Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? or who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity?

094:017 Unless the LORD had been my help, my soul had almost dwelt in silence.

094:018 When I said, My foot slippeth; thy mercy, O LORD, held me up.

094:019 In the multitude of my thoughts within me thy comforts delight my soul.

094:020 Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with thee, which frameth mischief by a law?

094:021 They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous, and condemn the innocent blood.

094:022 But the LORD is my defence; and my God is the rock of my refuge.

094:023 And he shall bring upon them their own iniquity, and shall cut them off in their own wickedness; yea, the LORD our God shall cut them off.

095:001 O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.

095:002 Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.

095:003 For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods.

095:004 In his hand are the deep places of the earth: the strength of the hills is his also.

095:005 The sea is his, and he made it: and his hands formed the dry land.

095:006 O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker.

095:007 For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. To day if ye will hear his voice,

095:008 Harden not your heart, as in the provocation, and as in the day of temptation in the wilderness:

095:009 When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my work.

095:010 Forty years long was I grieved with this generation, and said, It is a people that do err in their heart, and they have not known my ways:

095:011 Unto whom I sware in my wrath that they should not enter into my rest.

096:001 O sing unto the LORD a new song: sing unto the LORD, all the earth.

096:002 Sing unto the LORD, bless his name; shew forth his salvation from day to day.

096:003 Declare his glory among the heathen, his wonders among all people.

096:004 For the LORD is great, and greatly to be praised: he is to be feared above all gods.

096:005 For all the gods of the nations are idols: but the LORD made the heavens.

096:006 Honour and majesty are before him: strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.

096:007 Give unto the LORD, O ye kindreds of the people, give unto the LORD glory and strength.

096:008 Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name: bring an offering, and come into his courts.

096:009 O worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness: fear before him, all the earth.

096:010 Say among the heathen that the LORD reigneth: the world also shall be established that it shall not be moved: he shall judge the people righteously.

096:011 Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof.

096:012 Let the field be joyful, and all that is therein: then shall all the trees of the wood rejoice

096:013 Before the LORD: for he cometh, for he cometh to judge the earth: he shall judge the world with righteousness, and the people with his truth.

097:001 The LORD reigneth; let the earth rejoice; let the multitude of isles be glad thereof.

097:002 Clouds and darkness are round about him: righteousness and judgment are the habitation of his throne.

097:003 A fire goeth before him, and burneth up his enemies round about.

097:004 His lightnings enlightened the world: the earth saw, and trembled.

097:005 The hills melted like wax at the presence of the LORD, at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.

097:006 The heavens declare his righteousness, and all the people see his glory.

097:007 Confounded be all they that serve graven images, that boast themselves of idols: worship him, all ye gods.

097:008 Zion heard, and was glad; and the daughters of Judah rejoiced because of thy judgments, O LORD.

097:009 For thou, LORD, art high above all the earth: thou art exalted far above all gods.

097:010 Ye that love the LORD, hate evil: he preserveth the souls of his saints; he delivereth them out of the hand of the wicked.

097:011 Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart.

097:012 Rejoice in the LORD, ye righteous; and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.

098:001 O sing unto the LORD a new song; for he hath done marvellous things: his right hand, and his holy arm, hath gotten him the victory.

098:002 The LORD hath made known his salvation: his righteousness hath he openly shewed in the sight of the heathen.

098:003 He hath remembered his mercy and his truth toward the house of Israel: all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.

098:004 Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise.

098:005 Sing unto the LORD with the harp; with the harp, and the voice of a psalm.

098:006 With trumpets and sound of cornet make a joyful noise before the LORD, the King.

098:007 Let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.

098:008 Let the floods clap their hands: let the hills be joyful together

098:009 Before the LORD; for he cometh to judge the earth: with righteousness shall he judge the world, and the people with equity.

099:001 The LORD reigneth; let the people tremble: he sitteth between the cherubims; let the earth be moved.

099:002 The LORD is great in Zion; and he is high above all the people.

099:003 Let them praise thy great and terrible name; for it is holy.

099:004 The king's strength also loveth judgment; thou dost establish equity, thou executest judgment and righteousness in Jacob.

099:005 Exalt ye the LORD our God, and worship at his footstool; for he is holy.

099:006 Moses and Aaron among his priests, and Samuel among them that call upon his name; they called upon the LORD, and he answered them.

099:007 He spake unto them in the cloudy pillar: they kept his testimonies, and the ordinance that he gave them.

099:008 Thou answeredst them, O LORD our God: thou wast a God that forgavest them, though thou tookest vengeance of their inventions.

099:009 Exalt the LORD our God, and worship at his holy hill; for the LORD our God is holy.

100:001 Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands.

100:002 Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing.

100:003 Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

100:004 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.

100:005 For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.

101:001 I will sing of mercy and judgment: unto thee, O LORD, will I sing.

101:002 I will behave myself wisely in a perfect way. O when wilt thou come unto me? I will walk within my house with a perfect heart.

101:003 I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me.

101:004 A froward heart shall depart from me: I will not know a wicked person.

101:005 Whoso privily slandereth his neighbour, him will I cut off: him that hath an high look and a proud heart will not I suffer.

101:006 Mine eyes shall be upon the faithful of the land, that they may dwell with me: he that walketh in a perfect way, he shall serve me.

101:007 He that worketh deceit shall not dwell within my house: he that telleth lies shall not tarry in my sight.

101:008 I will early destroy all the wicked of the land; that I may cut off all wicked doers from the city of the LORD.

102:001 Hear my prayer, O LORD, and let my cry come unto thee.

102:002 Hide not thy face from me in the day when I am in trouble; incline thine ear unto me: in the day when I call answer me speedily.

102:003 For my days are consumed like smoke, and my bones are burned as an hearth.

102:004 My heart is smitten, and withered like grass; so that I forget to eat my bread.

102:005 By reason of the voice of my groaning my bones cleave to my skin.

102:006 I am like a pelican of the wilderness: I am like an owl of the desert.

102:007 I watch, and am as a sparrow alone upon the house top.

102:008 Mine enemies reproach me all the day; and they that are mad against me are sworn against me.

102:009 For I have eaten ashes like bread, and mingled my drink with weeping.

102:010 Because of thine indignation and thy wrath: for thou hast lifted me up, and cast me down.

102:011 My days are like a shadow that declineth; and I am withered like grass.

102:012 But thou, O LORD, shall endure for ever; and thy remembrance unto all generations.

102:013 Thou shalt arise, and have mercy upon Zion: for the time to favour her, yea, the set time, is come.

102:014 For thy servants take pleasure in her stones, and favour the dust thereof.

102:015 So the heathen shall fear the name of the LORD, and all the kings of the earth thy glory.

102:016 When the LORD shall build up Zion, he shall appear in his glory.

102:017 He will regard the prayer of the destitute, and not despise their prayer.

102:018 This shall be written for the generation to come: and the people which shall be created shall praise the LORD.

102:019 For he hath looked down from the height of his sanctuary; from heaven did the LORD behold the earth; 102:020 To hear the groaning of the prisoner; to loose those that are appointed to death;

102:021 To declare the name of the LORD in Zion, and his praise in Jerusalem;

102:022 When the people are gathered together, and the kingdoms, to serve the LORD.

102:023 He weakened my strength in the way; he shortened my days.

102:024 I said, O my God, take me not away in the midst of my days: thy years are throughout all generations.

102:025 Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens are the work of thy hands.

102:026 They shall perish, but thou shalt endure: yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment; as a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed:

102:027 But thou art the same, and thy years shall have no end.

102:028 The children of thy servants shall continue, and their seed shall be established before thee.

103:001 Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.

103:002 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:

103:003 Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;

103:004 Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;

103:005 Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's.

103:006 The LORD executeth righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed.

103:007 He made known his ways unto Moses, his acts unto the children of Israel.

103:008 The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.

103:009 He will not always chide: neither will he keep his anger for ever.

103:010 He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.

103:011 For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him.

103:012 As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.

103:013 Like as a father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear him.

103:014 For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust.

103:015 As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth.

103:016 For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more.

103:017 But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children's children;

103:018 To such as keep his covenant, and to those that remember his commandments to do them.

103:019 The LORD hath prepared his throne in the heavens; and his kingdom ruleth over all.

103:020 Bless the LORD, ye his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word.

103:021 Bless ye the LORD, all ye his hosts; ye ministers of his, that do his pleasure.

103:022 Bless the LORD, all his works in all places of his dominion: bless the LORD, O my soul.

104:001 Bless the LORD, O my soul. O LORD my God, thou art very great; thou art clothed with honour and majesty.

104:002 Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment: who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain:

104:003 Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters: who maketh the clouds his chariot: who walketh upon the wings of the wind:

104:004 Who maketh his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire:

104:005 Who laid the foundations of the earth, that it should not be removed for ever.

104:006 Thou coveredst it with the deep as with a garment: the waters stood above the mountains.

104:007 At thy rebuke they fled; at the voice of thy thunder they hasted away.

104:008 They go up by the mountains; they go down by the valleys unto the place which thou hast founded for them.

104:009 Thou hast set a bound that they may not pass over; that they turn not again to cover the earth.

104:010 He sendeth the springs into the valleys, which run among the hills.

104:011 They give drink to every beast of the field: the wild asses quench their thirst.

104:012 By them shall the fowls of the heaven have their habitation, which sing among the branches.

104:013 He watereth the hills from his chambers: the earth is satisfied with the fruit of thy works.

104:014 He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth;

104:015 And wine that maketh glad the heart of man, and oil to make his face to shine, and bread which strengtheneth man's heart.

104:016 The trees of the LORD are full of sap; the cedars of Lebanon, which he hath planted;

104:017 Where the birds make their nests: as for the stork, the fir trees are her house.

104:018 The high hills are a refuge for the wild goats; and the rocks for the conies.

104:019 He appointed the moon for seasons: the sun knoweth his going down.

104:020 Thou makest darkness, and it is night: wherein all the beasts of the forest do creep forth.

104:021 The young lions roar after their prey, and seek their meat from God.

104:022 The sun ariseth, they gather themselves together, and lay them down in their dens.

104:023 Man goeth forth unto his work and to his labour until the evening.

104:024 O LORD, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches.

104:025 So is this great and wide sea, wherein are things creeping innumerable, both small and great beasts.

104:026 There go the ships: there is that leviathan, whom thou hast made to play therein.

104:027 These wait all upon thee; that thou mayest give them their meat in due season.

104:028 That thou givest them they gather: thou openest thine hand, they are filled with good.

104:029 Thou hidest thy face, they are troubled: thou takest away their breath, they die, and return to their dust.

104:030 Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they are created: and thou renewest the face of the earth.

104:031 The glory of the LORD shall endure for ever: the LORD shall rejoice in his works.

104:032 He looketh on the earth, and it trembleth: he toucheth the hills, and they smoke.

104:033 I will sing unto the LORD as long as I live: I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.

104:034 My meditation of him shall be sweet: I will be glad in the LORD.

104:035 Let the sinners be consumed out of the earth, and let the wicked be no more. Bless thou the LORD, O my soul. Praise ye the LORD.

105:001 O give thanks unto the LORD; call upon his name: make known his deeds among the people.

105:002 Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him: talk ye of all his wondrous works.

105:003 Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD.

105:004 Seek the LORD, and his strength: seek his face evermore.

105:005 Remember his marvellous works that he hath done; his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth;

105:006 O ye seed of Abraham his servant, ye children of Jacob his chosen.

105:007 He is the LORD our God: his judgments are in all the earth.

105:008 He hath remembered his covenant for ever, the word which he commanded to a thousand generations.

105:009 Which covenant he made with Abraham, and his oath unto Isaac;

105:010 And confirmed the same unto Jacob for a law, and to Israel for an everlasting covenant:

105:011 Saying, Unto thee will I give the land of Canaan, the lot of your inheritance:

105:012 When they were but a few men in number; yea, very few, and strangers in it.

105:013 When they went from one nation to another, from one kingdom to another people;

105:014 He suffered no man to do them wrong: yea, he reproved kings for their sakes;

105:015 Saying, Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm.

105:016 Moreover he called for a famine upon the land: he brake the whole staff of bread.

105:017 He sent a man before them, even Joseph, who was sold for a servant:

105:018 Whose feet they hurt with fetters: he was laid in iron:

105:019 Until the time that his word came: the word of the LORD tried him.

105:020 The king sent and loosed him; even the ruler of the people, and let him go free.

105:021 He made him lord of his house, and ruler of all his substance:

105:022 To bind his princes at his pleasure; and teach his senators wisdom.

105:023 Israel also came into Egypt; and Jacob sojourned in the land of Ham.

105:024 And he increased his people greatly; and made them stronger than their enemies.

105:025 He turned their heart to hate his people, to deal subtilly with his servants.

105:026 He sent Moses his servant; and Aaron whom he had chosen.

105:027 They shewed his signs among them, and wonders in the land of Ham.

105:028 He sent darkness, and made it dark; and they rebelled not against his word.

105:029 He turned their waters into blood, and slew their fish.

105:030 Their land brought forth frogs in abundance, in the chambers of their kings.

105:031 He spake, and there came divers sorts of flies, and lice in all their coasts.

105:032 He gave them hail for rain, and flaming fire in their land.

105:033 He smote their vines also and their fig trees; and brake the trees of their coasts.

105:034 He spake, and the locusts came, and caterpillers, and that without number,

105:035 And did eat up all the herbs in their land, and devoured the fruit of their ground.

105:036 He smote also all the firstborn in their land, the chief of all their strength.

105:037 He brought them forth also with silver and gold: and there was not one feeble person among their tribes.

105:038 Egypt was glad when they departed: for the fear of them fell upon them.

105:039 He spread a cloud for a covering; and fire to give light in the night.

105:040 The people asked, and he brought quails, and satisfied them with the bread of heaven.

105:041 He opened the rock, and the waters gushed out; they ran in the dry places like a river.

105:042 For he remembered his holy promise, and Abraham his servant.

105:043 And he brought forth his people with joy, and his chosen with gladness:

105:044 And gave them the lands of the heathen: and they inherited the labour of the people;

105:045 That they might observe his statutes, and keep his laws. Praise ye the LORD.

106:001 Praise ye the LORD. O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.

106:002 Who can utter the mighty acts of the LORD? who can shew forth all his praise?

106:003 Blessed are they that keep judgment, and he that doeth righteousness at all times.

106:004 Remember me, O LORD, with the favour that thou bearest unto thy people: O visit me with thy salvation;

106:005 That I may see the good of thy chosen, that I may rejoice in the gladness of thy nation, that I may glory with thine inheritance.

106:006 We have sinned with our fathers, we have committed iniquity, we have done wickedly.

106:007 Our fathers understood not thy wonders in Egypt; they remembered not the multitude of thy mercies; but provoked him at the sea, even at the Red sea.

106:008 Nevertheless he saved them for his name's sake, that he might make his mighty power to be known.

106:009 He rebuked the Red sea also, and it was dried up: so he led them through the depths, as through the wilderness.

106:010 And he saved them from the hand of him that hated them, and redeemed them from the hand of the enemy.

106:011 And the waters covered their enemies: there was not one of them left.

106:012 Then believed they his words; they sang his praise.

106:013 They soon forgat his works; they waited not for his counsel:

106:014 But lusted exceedingly in the wilderness, and tempted God in the desert.

106:015 And he gave them their request; but sent leanness into their soul.

106:016 They envied Moses also in the camp, and Aaron the saint of the LORD.

106:017 The earth opened and swallowed up Dathan and covered the company of Abiram.

106:018 And a fire was kindled in their company; the flame burned up the wicked.

106:019 They made a calf in Horeb, and worshipped the molten image.

106:020 Thus they changed their glory into the similitude of an ox that eateth grass.

106:021 They forgat God their saviour, which had done great things in Egypt;

106:022 Wondrous works in the land of Ham, and terrible things by the Red sea.

106:023 Therefore he said that he would destroy them, had not Moses his chosen stood before him in the breach, to turn away his wrath, lest he should destroy them.

106:024 Yea, they despised the pleasant land, they believed not his word:

106:025 But murmured in their tents, and hearkened not unto the voice of the LORD.

106:026 Therefore he lifted up his hand against them, to overthrow them in the wilderness:

106:027 To overthrow their seed also among the nations, and to scatter them in the lands.

106:028 They joined themselves also unto Baalpeor, and ate the sacrifices of the dead.

106:029 Thus they provoked him to anger with their inventions: and the plague brake in upon them.

106:030 Then stood up Phinehas, and executed judgment: and so the plague was stayed.

106:031 And that was counted unto him for righteousness unto all generations for evermore.

106:032 They angered him also at the waters of strife, so that it went ill with Moses for their sakes:

106:033 Because they provoked his spirit, so that he spake unadvisedly with his lips.

106:034 They did not destroy the nations, concerning whom the LORD commanded them:

106:035 But were mingled among the heathen, and learned their works.

106:036 And they served their idols: which were a snare unto them.

106:037 Yea, they sacrificed their sons and their daughters unto devils,

106:038 And shed innocent blood, even the blood of their sons and of their daughters, whom they sacrificed unto the idols of Canaan: and the land was polluted with blood.

106:039 Thus were they defiled with their own works, and went a whoring with their own inventions.

106:040 Therefore was the wrath of the LORD kindled against his people, insomuch that he abhorred his own inheritance.

106:041 And he gave them into the hand of the heathen; and they that hated them ruled over them.

106:042 Their enemies also oppressed them, and they were brought into subjection under their hand.

106:043 Many times did he deliver them; but they provoked him with their counsel, and were brought low for their iniquity.

106:044 Nevertheless he regarded their affliction, when he heard their cry:

106:045 And he remembered for them his covenant, and repented according to the multitude of his mercies.

106:046 He made them also to be pitied of all those that carried them captives.

106:047 Save us, O LORD our God, and gather us from among the heathen, to give thanks unto thy holy name, and to triumph in thy praise.

106:048 Blessed be the LORD God of Israel from everlasting to everlasting: and let all the people say, Amen. Praise ye the LORD.

107:001 O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.

107:002 Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy;

107:003 And gathered them out of the lands, from the east, and from the west, from the north, and from the south.

107:004 They wandered in the wilderness in a solitary way; they found no city to dwell in.

107:005 Hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted in them.

107:006 Then they cried unto the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them out of their distresses.

107:007 And he led them forth by the right way, that they might go to a city of habitation.

107:008 Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!

107:009 For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness.

107:010 Such as sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, being bound in affliction and iron;

107:011 Because they rebelled against the words of God, and contemned the counsel of the most High:

107:012 Therefore he brought down their heart with labour; they fell down, and there was none to help.

107:013 Then they cried unto the LORD in their trouble, and he saved them out of their distresses.

107:014 He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, and brake their bands in sunder.

107:015 Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!

107:016 For he hath broken the gates of brass, and cut the bars of iron in sunder.

107:017 Fools because of their transgression, and because of their iniquities, are afflicted.

107:018 Their soul abhorreth all manner of meat; and they draw near unto the gates of death.

107:019 Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, and he saveth them out of their distresses.

107:020 He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.

107:021 Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!

107:022 And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare his works with rejoicing.

107:023 They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters;

107:024 These see the works of the LORD, and his wonders in the deep.

107:025 For he commandeth, and raiseth the stormy wind, which lifteth up the waves thereof.

107:026 They mount up to the heaven, they go down again to the depths: their soul is melted because of trouble.

107:027 They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wit's end.

107:028 Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, and he bringeth them out of their distresses.

107:029 He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still.

107:030 Then are they glad because they be quiet; so he bringeth them unto their desired haven.

107:031 Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!

107:032 Let them exalt him also in the congregation of the people, and praise him in the assembly of the elders.

107:033 He turneth rivers into a wilderness, and the watersprings into dry ground;

107:034 A fruitful land into barrenness, for the wickedness of them that dwell therein.

107:035 He turneth the wilderness into a standing water, and dry ground into watersprings.

107:036 And there he maketh the hungry to dwell, that they may prepare a city for habitation;

107:037 And sow the fields, and plant vineyards, which may yield fruits of increase.

107:038 He blesseth them also, so that they are multiplied greatly; and suffereth not their cattle to decrease.

107:039 Again, they are minished and brought low through oppression, affliction, and sorrow.

107:040 He poureth contempt upon princes, and causeth them to wander in the wilderness, where there is no way.

107:041 Yet setteth he the poor on high from affliction, and maketh him families like a flock.

107:042 The righteous shall see it, and rejoice: and all iniquity shall stop her mouth.

107:043 Whoso is wise, and will observe these things, even they shall understand the lovingkindness of the LORD.

108:001 O god, my heart is fixed; I will sing and give praise, even with my glory.

108:002 Awake, psaltery and harp: I myself will awake early.

108:003 I will praise thee, O LORD, among the people: and I will sing praises unto thee among the nations.

108:004 For thy mercy is great above the heavens: and thy truth reacheth unto the clouds.

108:005 Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens: and thy glory above all the earth;

108:006 That thy beloved may be delivered: save with thy right hand, and answer me.

108:007 God hath spoken in his holiness; I will rejoice, I will divide Shechem, and mete out the valley of Succoth.

108:008 Gilead is mine; Manasseh is mine; Ephraim also is the strength of mine head; Judah is my lawgiver;

108:009 Moab is my washpot; over Edom will I cast out my shoe; over Philistia will I triumph.

108:010 Who will bring me into the strong city? who will lead me into Edom?

108:011 Wilt not thou, O God, who hast cast us off? and wilt not thou, O God, go forth with our hosts?

108:012 Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man.

108:013 Through God we shall do valiantly: for he it is that shall tread down our enemies.

109:001 Hold not thy peace, O God of my praise;

109:002 For the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of the deceitful are opened against me: they have spoken against me with a lying tongue.

109:003 They compassed me about also with words of hatred; and fought against me without a cause.

109:004 For my love they are my adversaries: but I give myself unto prayer.

109:005 And they have rewarded me evil for good, and hatred for my love.

109:006 Set thou a wicked man over him: and let Satan stand at his right hand.

109:007 When he shall be judged, let him be condemned: and let his prayer become sin.

109:008 Let his days be few; and let another take his office.

109:009 Let his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow.

109:010 Let his children be continually vagabonds, and beg: let them seek their bread also out of their desolate places.

109:011 Let the extortioner catch all that he hath; and let the strangers spoil his labour.

109:012 Let there be none to extend mercy unto him: neither let there be any to favour his fatherless children.

109:013 Let his posterity be cut off; and in the generation following let their name be blotted out.

109:014 Let the iniquity of his fathers be remembered with the LORD; and let not the sin of his mother be blotted out.

109:015 Let them be before the LORD continually, that he may cut off the memory of them from the earth.

109:016 Because that he remembered not to shew mercy, but persecuted the poor and needy man, that he might even slay the broken in heart.

109:017 As he loved cursing, so let it come unto him: as he delighted not in blessing, so let it be far from him.

109:018 As he clothed himself with cursing like as with his garment, so let it come into his bowels like water, and like oil into his bones.

109:019 Let it be unto him as the garment which covereth him, and for a girdle wherewith he is girded continually.

109:020 Let this be the reward of mine adversaries from the LORD, and of them that speak evil against my soul.

109:021 But do thou for me, O GOD the Lord, for thy name's sake: because thy mercy is good, deliver thou me.

109:022 For I am poor and needy, and my heart is wounded within me.

109:023 I am gone like the shadow when it declineth: I am tossed up and down as the locust.

109:024 My knees are weak through fasting; and my flesh faileth of fatness.

109:025 I became also a reproach unto them: when they looked upon me they shaked their heads.

109:026 Help me, O LORD my God: O save me according to thy mercy:

109:027 That they may know that this is thy hand; that thou, LORD, hast done it.

109:028 Let them curse, but bless thou: when they arise, let them be ashamed; but let thy servant rejoice.

109:029 Let mine adversaries be clothed with shame, and let them cover themselves with their own confusion, as with a mantle.

109:030 I will greatly praise the LORD with my mouth; yea, I will praise him among the multitude.

109:031 For he shall stand at the right hand of the poor, to save him from those that condemn his soul.

110:001 The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool.

110:002 The LORD shall send the rod of thy strength out of Zion: rule thou in the midst of thine enemies.

110:003 Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning: thou hast the dew of thy youth.

110:004 The LORD hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.

110:005 The Lord at thy right hand shall strike through kings in the day of his wrath.

110:006 He shall judge among the heathen, he shall fill the places with the dead bodies; he shall wound the heads over many countries.

110:007 He shall drink of the brook in the way: therefore shall he lift up the head.

111:001 Praise ye the LORD. I will praise the LORD with my whole heart, in the assembly of the upright, and in the congregation.

111:002 The works of the LORD are great, sought out of all them that have pleasure therein.

111:003 His work is honourable and glorious: and his righteousness endureth for ever.

111:004 He hath made his wonderful works to be remembered: the LORD is gracious and full of compassion.

111:005 He hath given meat unto them that fear him: he will ever be mindful of his covenant.

111:006 He hath shewed his people the power of his works, that he may give them the heritage of the heathen.

111:007 The works of his hands are verity and judgment; all his commandments are sure.

111:008 They stand fast for ever and ever, and are done in truth and uprightness.

111:009 He sent redemption unto his people: he hath commanded his covenant for ever: holy and reverend is his name.

111:010 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever.

112:001 Praise ye the LORD. Blessed is the man that feareth the LORD, that delighteth greatly in his commandments.

112:002 His seed shall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed.

112:003 Wealth and riches shall be in his house: and his righteousness endureth for ever.

112:004 Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness: he is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.

112:005 A good man sheweth favour, and lendeth: he will guide his affairs with discretion.

112:006 Surely he shall not be moved for ever: the righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance.

112:007 He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the LORD.

112:008 His heart is established, he shall not be afraid, until he see his desire upon his enemies.

112:009 He hath dispersed, he hath given to the poor; his righteousness endureth for ever; his horn shall be exalted with honour.

112:010 The wicked shall see it, and be grieved; he shall gnash with his teeth, and melt away: the desire of the wicked shall perish.

113:001 Praise ye the LORD. Praise, O ye servants of the LORD, praise the name of the LORD.

113:002 Blessed be the name of the LORD from this time forth and for evermore.

113:003 From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same the LORD's name is to be praised.

113:004 The LORD is high above all nations, and his glory above the heavens.

113:005 Who is like unto the LORD our God, who dwelleth on high,

113:006 Who humbleth himself to behold the things that are in heaven, and in the earth!

113:007 He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth the needy out of the dunghill;

113:008 That he may set him with princes, even with the princes of his people.

113:009 He maketh the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful mother of children. Praise ye the LORD.

114:001 When Israel went out of Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of strange language;

114:002 Judah was his sanctuary, and Israel his dominion.

114:003 The sea saw it, and fled: Jordan was driven back.

114:004 The mountains skipped like rams, and the little hills like lambs.

114:005 What ailed thee, O thou sea, that thou fleddest? thou Jordan, that thou wast driven back?

114:006 Ye mountains, that ye skipped like rams; and ye little hills, like lambs?

114:007 Tremble, thou earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob;

114:008 Which turned the rock into a standing water, the flint into a fountain of waters.

115:001 Not unto us, O LORD, not unto us, but unto thy name give glory, for thy mercy, and for thy truth's sake.

115:002 Wherefore should the heathen say, Where is now their God?

115:003 But our God is in the heavens: he hath done whatsoever he hath pleased.

115:004 Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men's hands.

115:005 They have mouths, but they speak not: eyes have they, but they see not:

115:006 They have ears, but they hear not: noses have they, but they smell not:

115:007 They have hands, but they handle not: feet have they, but they walk not: neither speak they through their throat.

115:008 They that make them are like unto them; so is every one that trusteth in them.

115:009 O Israel, trust thou in the LORD: he is their help and their shield.

115:010 O house of Aaron, trust in the LORD: he is their help and their shield.

115:011 Ye that fear the LORD, trust in the LORD: he is their help and their shield.

115:012 The LORD hath been mindful of us: he will bless us; he will bless the house of Israel; he will bless the house of Aaron.

115:013 He will bless them that fear the LORD, both small and great.

115:014 The LORD shall increase you more and more, you and your children.

115:015 Ye are blessed of the LORD which made heaven and earth.

115:016 The heaven, even the heavens, are the LORD's: but the earth hath he given to the children of men.

115:017 The dead praise not the LORD, neither any that go down into silence.

115:018 But we will bless the LORD from this time forth and for evermore. Praise the LORD.

116:001 I love the LORD, because he hath heard my voice and my supplications.

116:002 Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon him as long as I live.

116:003 The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of hell gat hold upon me: I found trouble and sorrow.

116:004 Then called I upon the name of the LORD; O LORD, I beseech thee, deliver my soul.

116:005 Gracious is the LORD, and righteous; yea, our God is merciful.

116:006 The LORD preserveth the simple: I was brought low, and he helped me.

116:007 Return unto thy rest, O my soul; for the LORD hath dealt bountifully with thee.

116:008 For thou hast delivered my soul from death, mine eyes from tears, and my feet from falling.

116:009 I will walk before the LORD in the land of the living.

116:010 I believed, therefore have I spoken: I was greatly afflicted:

116:011 I said in my haste, All men are liars.

116:012 What shall I render unto the LORD for all his benefits toward me?

116:013 I will take the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of the LORD.

116:014 I will pay my vows unto the LORD now in the presence of all his people.

116:015 Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.

116:016 O LORD, truly I am thy servant; I am thy servant, and the son of thine handmaid: thou hast loosed my bonds.

116:017 I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will call upon the name of the LORD.

116:018 I will pay my vows unto the LORD now in the presence of all his people.

116:019 In the courts of the LORD's house, in the midst of thee, O Jerusalem. Praise ye the LORD.

117:001 O praise the LORD, all ye nations: praise him, all ye people.

117:002 For his merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the LORD endureth for ever. Praise ye the LORD.

118:001 O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: because his mercy endureth for ever.

118:002 Let Israel now say, that his mercy endureth for ever.

118:003 Let the house of Aaron now say, that his mercy endureth for ever.

118:004 Let them now that fear the LORD say, that his mercy endureth for ever.

118:005 I called upon the LORD in distress: the LORD answered me, and set me in a large place.

118:006 The LORD is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me?

118:007 The LORD taketh my part with them that help me: therefore shall I see my desire upon them that hate me.

118:008 It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.

118:009 It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in princes.

118:010 All nations compassed me about: but in the name of the LORD will I destroy them.

118:011 They compassed me about; yea, they compassed me about: but in the name of the LORD I will destroy them.

118:012 They compassed me about like bees: they are quenched as the fire of thorns: for in the name of the LORD I will destroy them.

118:013 Thou hast thrust sore at me that I might fall: but the LORD helped me.

118:014 The LORD is my strength and song, and is become my salvation.

118:015 The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tabernacles of the righteous: the right hand of the LORD doeth valiantly.

118:016 The right hand of the LORD is exalted: the right hand of the LORD doeth valiantly.

118:017 I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the LORD.

118:018 The LORD hath chastened me sore: but he hath not given me over unto death.

118:019 Open to me the gates of righteousness: I will go into them, and I will praise the LORD:

118:020 This gate of the LORD, into which the righteous shall enter.

118:021 I will praise thee: for thou hast heard me, and art become my salvation.

118:022 The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner.

118:023 This is the LORD's doing; it is marvellous in our eyes.

118:024 This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.

118:025 Save now, I beseech thee, O LORD: O LORD, I beseech thee, send now prosperity.

118:026 Blessed be he that cometh in the name of the LORD: we have blessed you out of the house of the LORD.

118:027 God is the LORD, which hath shewed us light: bind the sacrifice with cords, even unto the horns of the altar.

118:028 Thou art my God, and I will praise thee: thou art my God, I will exalt thee.

118:029 O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.

119:001 Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD.

119:002 Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart.

119:003 They also do no iniquity: they walk in his ways.

119:004 Thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts diligently.

119:005 O that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes!

119:006 Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all thy commandments.

119:007 I will praise thee with uprightness of heart, when I shall have learned thy righteous judgments.

119:008 I will keep thy statutes: O forsake me not utterly.

119:009 Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word.

119:010 With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments.

119:011 Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.

119:012 Blessed art thou, O LORD: teach me thy statutes.

119:013 With my lips have I declared all the judgments of thy mouth.

119:014 I have rejoiced in the way of thy testimonies, as much as in all riches.

119:015 I will meditate in thy precepts, and have respect unto thy ways.

119:016 I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word.

119:017 Deal bountifully with thy servant, that I may live, and keep thy word.

119:018 Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.

119:019 I am a stranger in the earth: hide not thy commandments from me.

119:020 My soul breaketh for the longing that it hath unto thy judgments at all times.

119:021 Thou hast rebuked the proud that are cursed, which do err from thy commandments.

119:022 Remove from me reproach and contempt; for I have kept thy testimonies.

119:023 Princes also did sit and speak against me: but thy servant did meditate in thy statutes.

119:024 Thy testimonies also are my delight and my counsellors.

119:025 My soul cleaveth unto the dust: quicken thou me according to thy word.

119:026 I have declared my ways, and thou heardest me: teach me thy statutes.

119:027 Make me to understand the way of thy precepts: so shall I talk of thy wondrous works.

119:028 My soul melteth for heaviness: strengthen thou me according unto thy word.

119:029 Remove from me the way of lying: and grant me thy law graciously.

119:030 I have chosen the way of truth: thy judgments have I laid before me.

119:031 I have stuck unto thy testimonies: O LORD, put me not to shame.

119:032 I will run the way of thy commandments, when thou shalt enlarge my heart.

119:033 Teach me, O LORD, the way of thy statutes; and I shall keep it unto the end.

119:034 Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart.

119:035 Make me to go in the path of thy commandments; for therein do I delight.

119:036 Incline my heart unto thy testimonies, and not to covetousness.

119:037 Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity; and quicken thou me in thy way.

119:038 Stablish thy word unto thy servant, who is devoted to thy fear.

119:039 Turn away my reproach which I fear: for thy judgments are good.

119:040 Behold, I have longed after thy precepts: quicken me in thy righteousness.

119:041 Let thy mercies come also unto me, O LORD, even thy salvation, according to thy word.

119:042 So shall I have wherewith to answer him that reproacheth me: for I trust in thy word.

119:043 And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth; for I have hoped in thy judgments.

119:044 So shall I keep thy law continually for ever and ever.

119:045 And I will walk at liberty: for I seek thy precepts.

119:046 I will speak of thy testimonies also before kings, and will not be ashamed.

119:047 And I will delight myself in thy commandments, which I have loved.

119:048 My hands also will I lift up unto thy commandments, which I have loved; and I will meditate in thy statutes.

119:049 Remember the word unto thy servant, upon which thou hast caused me to hope.

119:050 This is my comfort in my affliction: for thy word hath quickened me.

119:051 The proud have had me greatly in derision: yet have I not declined from thy law.

119:052 I remembered thy judgments of old, O LORD; and have comforted myself.

119:053 Horror hath taken hold upon me because of the wicked that forsake thy law.

119:054 Thy statutes have been my songs in the house of my pilgrimage.

119:055 I have remembered thy name, O LORD, in the night, and have kept thy law.

119:056 This I had, because I kept thy precepts.

119:057 Thou art my portion, O LORD: I have said that I would keep thy words.

119:058 I intreated thy favour with my whole heart: be merciful unto me according to thy word.

119:059 I thought on my ways, and turned my feet unto thy testimonies.

119:060 I made haste, and delayed not to keep thy commandments.

119:061 The bands of the wicked have robbed me: but I have not forgotten thy law.

119:062 At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto thee because of thy righteous judgments.

119:063 I am a companion of all them that fear thee, and of them that keep thy precepts.

119:064 The earth, O LORD, is full of thy mercy: teach me thy statutes.

119:065 Thou hast dealt well with thy servant, O LORD, according unto thy word.

119:066 Teach me good judgment and knowledge: for I have believed thy commandments.

119:067 Before I was afflicted I went astray: but now have I kept thy word.

119:068 Thou art good, and doest good; teach me thy statutes.

119:069 The proud have forged a lie against me: but I will keep thy precepts with my whole heart.

119:070 Their heart is as fat as grease; but I delight in thy law.

119:071 It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes.

119:072 The law of thy mouth is better unto me than thousands of gold and silver.

119:073 Thy hands have made me and fashioned me: give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments.

119:074 They that fear thee will be glad when they see me; because I have hoped in thy word.

119:075 I know, O LORD, that thy judgments are right, and that thou in faithfulness hast afflicted me.

119:076 Let, I pray thee, thy merciful kindness be for my comfort, according to thy word unto thy servant.

119:077 Let thy tender mercies come unto me, that I may live: for thy law is my delight.

119:078 Let the proud be ashamed; for they dealt perversely with me without a cause: but I will meditate in thy precepts.

119:079 Let those that fear thee turn unto me, and those that have known thy testimonies.

119:080 Let my heart be sound in thy statutes; that I be not ashamed.

119:081 My soul fainteth for thy salvation: but I hope in thy word.

119:082 Mine eyes fail for thy word, saying, When wilt thou comfort me?

119:083 For I am become like a bottle in the smoke; yet do I not forget thy statutes.

119:084 How many are the days of thy servant? when wilt thou execute judgment on them that persecute me?

119:085 The proud have digged pits for me, which are not after thy law.

119:086 All thy commandments are faithful: they persecute me wrongfully; help thou me.

119:087 They had almost consumed me upon earth; but I forsook not thy precepts.

119:088 Quicken me after thy lovingkindness; so shall I keep the testimony of thy mouth.

119:089 For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven.

119:090 Thy faithfulness is unto all generations: thou hast established the earth, and it abideth.

119:091 They continue this day according to thine ordinances: for all are thy servants.

119:092 Unless thy law had been my delights, I should then have perished in mine affliction.

119:093 I will never forget thy precepts: for with them thou hast quickened me.

119:094 I am thine, save me: for I have sought thy precepts.

119:095 The wicked have waited for me to destroy me: but I will consider thy testimonies.

119:096 I have seen an end of all perfection: but thy commandment is exceeding broad.

119:097 O how I love thy law! it is my meditation all the day.

119:098 Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies: for they are ever with me.

119:099 I have more understanding than all my teachers: for thy testimonies are my meditation.

119:100 I understand more than the ancients, because I keep thy precepts.

119:101 I have refrained my feet from every evil way, that I might keep thy word.

119:102 I have not departed from thy judgments: for thou hast taught me.

119:103 How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!

119:104 Through thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way.

119:105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

119:106 I have sworn, and I will perform it, that I will keep thy righteous judgments.

119:107 I am afflicted very much: quicken me, O LORD, according unto thy word.

119:108 Accept, I beseech thee, the freewill offerings of my mouth, O LORD, and teach me thy judgments.

119:109 My soul is continually in my hand: yet do I not forget thy law.

119:110 The wicked have laid a snare for me: yet I erred not from thy precepts.

119:111 Thy testimonies have I taken as an heritage for ever: for they are the rejoicing of my heart.

119:112 I have inclined mine heart to perform thy statutes alway, even unto the end.

119:113 I hate vain thoughts: but thy law do I love.

119:114 Thou art my hiding place and my shield: I hope in thy word.

119:115 Depart from me, ye evildoers: for I will keep the commandments of my God.

119:116 Uphold me according unto thy word, that I may live: and let me not be ashamed of my hope.

119:117 Hold thou me up, and I shall be safe: and I will have respect unto thy statutes continually.

119:118 Thou hast trodden down all them that err from thy statutes: for their deceit is falsehood.

119:119 Thou puttest away all the wicked of the earth like dross: therefore I love thy testimonies.

119:120 My flesh trembleth for fear of thee; and I am afraid of thy judgments.

119:121 I have done judgment and justice: leave me not to mine oppressors.

119:122 Be surety for thy servant for good: let not the proud oppress me.

119:123 Mine eyes fail for thy salvation, and for the word of thy righteousness.

119:124 Deal with thy servant according unto thy mercy, and teach me thy statutes.

119:125 I am thy servant; give me understanding, that I may know thy testimonies.

119:126 It is time for thee, LORD, to work: for they have made void thy law.

119:127 Therefore I love thy commandments above gold; yea, above fine gold.

119:128 Therefore I esteem all thy precepts concerning all things to be right; and I hate every false way.

119:129 Thy testimonies are wonderful: therefore doth my soul keep them.

119:130 The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.

119:131 I opened my mouth, and panted: for I longed for thy commandments.

119:132 Look thou upon me, and be merciful unto me, as thou usest to do unto those that love thy name.

119:133 Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me.

119:134 Deliver me from the oppression of man: so will I keep thy precepts.

119:135 Make thy face to shine upon thy servant; and teach me thy statutes.

119:136 Rivers of waters run down mine eyes, because they keep not thy law.

119:137 Righteous art thou, O LORD, and upright are thy judgments.

119:138 Thy testimonies that thou hast commanded are righteous and very faithful.

119:139 My zeal hath consumed me, because mine enemies have forgotten thy words.

119:140 Thy word is very pure: therefore thy servant loveth it.

119:141 I am small and despised: yet do not I forget thy precepts.

119:142 Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and thy law is the truth.

119:143 Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me: yet thy commandments are my delights.

119:144 The righteousness of thy testimonies is everlasting: give me understanding, and I shall live.

119:145 I cried with my whole heart; hear me, O LORD: I will keep thy statutes.

119:146 I cried unto thee; save me, and I shall keep thy testimonies.

119:147 I prevented the dawning of the morning, and cried: I hoped in thy word.

119:148 Mine eyes prevent the night watches, that I might meditate in thy word.

119:149 Hear my voice according unto thy lovingkindness: O LORD, quicken me according to thy judgment.

119:150 They draw nigh that follow after mischief: they are far from thy law.

119:151 Thou art near, O LORD; and all thy commandments are truth.

119:152 Concerning thy testimonies, I have known of old that thou hast founded them for ever.

119:153 Consider mine affliction, and deliver me: for I do not forget thy law.

119:154 Plead my cause, and deliver me: quicken me according to thy word.

119:155 Salvation is far from the wicked: for they seek not thy statutes.

119:156 Great are thy tender mercies, O LORD: quicken me according to thy judgments.

119:157 Many are my persecutors and mine enemies; yet do I not decline from thy testimonies.

119:158 I beheld the transgressors, and was grieved; because they kept not thy word.

119:159 Consider how I love thy precepts: quicken me, O LORD, according to thy lovingkindness.

119:160 Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever.

119:161 Princes have persecuted me without a cause: but my heart standeth in awe of thy word.

119:162 I rejoice at thy word, as one that findeth great spoil.

119:163 I hate and abhor lying: but thy law do I love.

119:164 Seven times a day do I praise thee because of thy righteous judgments.

119:165 Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.

119:166 LORD, I have hoped for thy salvation, and done thy commandments.

119:167 My soul hath kept thy testimonies; and I love them exceedingly.

119:168 I have kept thy precepts and thy testimonies: for all my ways are before thee.

119:169 Let my cry come near before thee, O LORD: give me understanding according to thy word.

119:170 Let my supplication come before thee: deliver me according to thy word.

119:171 My lips shall utter praise, when thou hast taught me thy statutes.

119:172 My tongue shall speak of thy word: for all thy commandments are righteousness.

119:173 Let thine hand help me; for I have chosen thy precepts.

119:174 I have longed for thy salvation, O LORD; and thy law is my delight.

119:175 Let my soul live, and it shall praise thee; and let thy judgments help me.

119:176 I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek thy servant; for I do not forget thy commandments.

120:001 In my distress I cried unto the LORD, and he heard me.

120:002 Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lying lips, and from a deceitful tongue.

120:003 What shall be given unto thee? or what shall be done unto thee, thou false tongue?

120:004 Sharp arrows of the mighty, with coals of juniper.

120:005 Woe is me, that I sojourn in Mesech, that I dwell in the tents of Kedar!

120:006 My soul hath long dwelt with him that hateth peace.

120:007 I am for peace: but when I speak, they are for war.

121:001 I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.

121:002 My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.

121:003 He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.

121:004 Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.

121:005 The LORD is thy keeper: the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand.

121:006 The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.

121:007 The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.

121:008 The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.

122:001 I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the LORD.

122:002 Our feet shall stand within thy gates, O Jerusalem.

122:003 Jerusalem is builded as a city that is compact together:

122:004 Whither the tribes go up, the tribes of the LORD, unto the testimony of Israel, to give thanks unto the name of the LORD.

122:005 For there are set thrones of judgment, the thrones of the house of David.

122:006 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.

122:007 Peace be within thy walls, and prosperity within thy palaces.

122:008 For my brethren and companions' sakes, I will now say, Peace be within thee.

122:009 Because of the house of the LORD our God I will seek thy good.

123:001 Unto thee lift I up mine eyes, O thou that dwellest in the heavens.

123:002 Behold, as the eyes of servants look unto the hand of their masters, and as the eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her mistress; so our eyes wait upon the LORD our God, until that he have mercy upon us.

123:003 Have mercy upon us, O LORD, have mercy upon us: for we are exceedingly filled with contempt.

123:004 Our soul is exceedingly filled with the scorning of those that are at ease, and with the contempt of the proud.

124:001 If it had not been the LORD who was on our side, now may Israel say;

124:002 If it had not been the LORD who was on our side, when men rose up against us:

124:003 Then they had swallowed us up quick, when their wrath was kindled against us:

124:004 Then the waters had overwhelmed us, the stream had gone over our soul:

124:005 Then the proud waters had gone over our soul.

124:006 Blessed be the LORD, who hath not given us as a prey to their teeth.

124:007 Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers: the snare is broken, and we are escaped.

124:008 Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth.

125:001 They that trust in the LORD shall be as mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abideth for ever.

125:002 As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the LORD is round about his people from henceforth even for ever.

125:003 For the rod of the wicked shall not rest upon the lot of the righteous; lest the righteous put forth their hands unto iniquity.

125:004 Do good, O LORD, unto those that be good, and to them that are upright in their hearts.

125:005 As for such as turn aside unto their crooked ways, the LORD shall lead them forth with the workers of iniquity: but peace shall be upon Israel.

126:001 When the LORD turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream.

126:002 Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen, The LORD hath done great things for them.

126:003 The LORD hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad.

126:004 Turn again our captivity, O LORD, as the streams in the south.

126:005 They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.

126:006 He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.

127:001 Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.

127:002 It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep.

127:003 Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.

127:004 As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth.

127:005 Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.

128:001 Blessed is every one that feareth the LORD; that walketh in his ways.

128:002 For thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands: happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee.

128:003 Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of thine house: thy children like olive plants round about thy table.

128:004 Behold, that thus shall the man be blessed that feareth the LORD.

128:005 The LORD shall bless thee out of Zion: and thou shalt see the good of Jerusalem all the days of thy life.

128:006 Yea, thou shalt see thy children's children, and peace upon Israel.

129:001 Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth, may Israel now say:

129:002 Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth: yet they have not prevailed against me.

129:003 The plowers plowed upon my back: they made long their furrows.

129:004 The LORD is righteous: he hath cut asunder the cords of the wicked.

129:005 Let them all be confounded and turned back that hate Zion.

129:006 Let them be as the grass upon the housetops, which withereth afore it groweth up:

129:007 Wherewith the mower filleth not his hand; nor he that bindeth sheaves his bosom.

129:008 Neither do they which go by say, The blessing of the LORD be upon you: we bless you in the name of the LORD.

130:001 Out of the depths have I cried unto thee, O LORD.

130:002 Lord, hear my voice: let thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications.

130:003 If thou, LORD, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand?

130:004 But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared.

130:005 I wait for the LORD, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope.

130:006 My soul waiteth for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning: I say, more than they that watch for the morning.

130:007 Let Israel hope in the LORD: for with the LORD there is mercy, and with him is plenteous redemption.

130:008 And he shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities.

131:001 Lord, my heart is not haughty, nor mine eyes lofty: neither do I exercise myself in great matters, or in things too high for me.

131:002 Surely I have behaved and quieted myself, as a child that is weaned of his mother: my soul is even as a weaned child.

131:003 Let Israel hope in the LORD from henceforth and for ever.

132:001 Lord, remember David, and all his afflictions:

132:002 How he sware unto the LORD, and vowed unto the mighty God of Jacob;

132:003 Surely I will not come into the tabernacle of my house, nor go up into my bed;

132:004 I will not give sleep to mine eyes, or slumber to mine eyelids,

132:005 Until I find out a place for the LORD, an habitation for the mighty God of Jacob.

132:006 Lo, we heard of it at Ephratah: we found it in the fields of the wood.

132:007 We will go into his tabernacles: we will worship at his footstool.

132:008 Arise, O LORD, into thy rest; thou, and the ark of thy strength.

132:009 Let thy priests be clothed with righteousness; and let thy saints shout for joy.

132:010 For thy servant David's sake turn not away the face of thine anointed.

132:011 The LORD hath sworn in truth unto David; he will not turn from it; Of the fruit of thy body will I set upon thy throne.

132:012 If thy children will keep my covenant and my testimony that I shall teach them, their children shall also sit upon thy throne for evermore.

132:013 For the LORD hath chosen Zion; he hath desired it for his habitation.

132:014 This is my rest for ever: here will I dwell; for I have desired it.

132:015 I will abundantly bless her provision: I will satisfy her poor with bread.

132:016 I will also clothe her priests with salvation: and her saints shall shout aloud for joy.

132:017 There will I make the horn of David to bud: I have ordained a lamp for mine anointed.

132:018 His enemies will I clothe with shame: but upon himself shall his crown flourish.

133:001 Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!

133:002 It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron's beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments;

133:003 As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the LORD commanded the blessing, even life for evermore.

134:001 Behold, bless ye the LORD, all ye servants of the LORD, which by night stand in the house of the LORD.

134:002 Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, and bless the LORD.

134:003 The LORD that made heaven and earth bless thee out of Zion.

135:001 Praise ye the LORD. Praise ye the name of the LORD; praise him, O ye servants of the LORD.

135:002 Ye that stand in the house of the LORD, in the courts of the house of our God.

135:003 Praise the LORD; for the LORD is good: sing praises unto his name; for it is pleasant.

135:004 For the LORD hath chosen Jacob unto himself, and Israel for his peculiar treasure.

135:005 For I know that the LORD is great, and that our Lord is above all gods.

135:006 Whatsoever the LORD pleased, that did he in heaven, and in earth, in the seas, and all deep places.

135:007 He causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth; he maketh lightnings for the rain; he bringeth the wind out of his treasuries.

135:008 Who smote the firstborn of Egypt, both of man and beast.

135:009 Who sent tokens and wonders into the midst of thee, O Egypt, upon Pharaoh, and upon all his servants.

135:010 Who smote great nations, and slew mighty kings;

135:011 Sihon king of the Amorites, and Og king of Bashan, and all the kingdoms of Canaan:

135:012 And gave their land for an heritage, an heritage unto Israel his people.

135:013 Thy name, O LORD, endureth for ever; and thy memorial, O LORD, throughout all generations.

135:014 For the LORD will judge his people, and he will repent himself concerning his servants.

135:015 The idols of the heathen are silver and gold, the work of men's hands.

135:016 They have mouths, but they speak not; eyes have they, but they see not;

135:017 They have ears, but they hear not; neither is there any breath in their mouths.

135:018 They that make them are like unto them: so is every one that trusteth in them.

135:019 Bless the LORD, O house of Israel: bless the LORD, O house of Aaron:

135:020 Bless the LORD, O house of Levi: ye that fear the LORD, bless the LORD.

135:021 Blessed be the LORD out of Zion, which dwelleth at Jerusalem. Praise ye the LORD.

136:001 O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.

136:002 O give thanks unto the God of gods: for his mercy endureth for ever.

136:003 O give thanks to the Lord of lords: for his mercy endureth for ever.

136:004 To him who alone doeth great wonders: for his mercy endureth for ever.

136:005 To him that by wisdom made the heavens: for his mercy endureth for ever.

136:006 To him that stretched out the earth above the waters: for his mercy endureth for ever.

136:007 To him that made great lights: for his mercy endureth for ever:

136:008 The sun to rule by day: for his mercy endureth for ever:

136:009 The moon and stars to rule by night: for his mercy endureth for ever.

136:010 To him that smote Egypt in their firstborn: for his mercy endureth for ever:

136:011 And brought out Israel from among them: for his mercy endureth for ever:

136:012 With a strong hand, and with a stretched out arm: for his mercy endureth for ever.

136:013 To him which divided the Red sea into parts: for his mercy endureth for ever:

136:014 And made Israel to pass through the midst of it: for his mercy endureth for ever:

136:015 But overthrew Pharaoh and his host in the Red sea: for his mercy endureth for ever.

136:016 To him which led his people through the wilderness: for his mercy endureth for ever.

136:017 To him which smote great kings: for his mercy endureth for ever:

136:018 And slew famous kings: for his mercy endureth for ever:

136:019 Sihon king of the Amorites: for his mercy endureth for ever:

136:020 And Og the king of Bashan: for his mercy endureth for ever:

136:021 And gave their land for an heritage: for his mercy endureth for ever:

136:022 Even an heritage unto Israel his servant: for his mercy endureth for ever.

136:023 Who remembered us in our low estate: for his mercy endureth for ever:

136:024 And hath redeemed us from our enemies: for his mercy endureth for ever.

136:025 Who giveth food to all flesh: for his mercy endureth for ever.

136:026 O give thanks unto the God of heaven: for his mercy endureth for ever.

137:001 By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion.

137:002 We hanged our harps upon the willows in the midst thereof.

137:003 For there they that carried us away captive required of us a song; and they that wasted us required of us mirth, saying, Sing us one of the songs of Zion.

137:004 How shall we sing the LORD's song in a strange land?

137:005 If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning.

137:006 If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth; if I prefer not Jerusalem above my chief joy.

137:007 Remember, O LORD, the children of Edom in the day of Jerusalem; who said, Rase it, rase it, even to the foundation thereof.

137:008 O daughter of Babylon, who art to be destroyed; happy shall he be, that rewardeth thee as thou hast served us.

137:009 Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones.

138:001 I will praise thee with my whole heart: before the gods will I sing praise unto thee.

138:002 I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.

138:003 In the day when I cried thou answeredst me, and strengthenedst me with strength in my soul.

138:004 All the kings of the earth shall praise thee, O LORD, when they hear the words of thy mouth.

138:005 Yea, they shall sing in the ways of the LORD: for great is the glory of the LORD.

138:006 Though the LORD be high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly: but the proud he knoweth afar off.

138:007 Though I walk in the midst of trouble, thou wilt revive me: thou shalt stretch forth thine hand against the wrath of mine enemies, and thy right hand shall save me.

138:008 The LORD will perfect that which concerneth me: thy mercy, O LORD, endureth for ever: forsake not the works of thine own hands.

139:001 O lord, thou hast searched me, and known me.

139:002 Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off.

139:003 Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways.

139:004 For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O LORD, thou knowest it altogether.

139:005 Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me.

139:006 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it.

139:007 Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence?

139:008 If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there.

139:009 If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;

139:010 Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.

139:011 If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me.

139:012 Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee.

139:013 For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother's womb.

139:014 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.

139:015 My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.

139:016 Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.

139:017 How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them!

139:018 If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee.

139:019 Surely thou wilt slay the wicked, O God: depart from me therefore, ye bloody men.

139:020 For they speak against thee wickedly, and thine enemies take thy name in vain.

139:021 Do not I hate them, O LORD, that hate thee? and am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee?

139:022 I hate them with perfect hatred: I count them mine enemies.

139:023 Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:

139:024 And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

140:001 Deliver me, O LORD, from the evil man: preserve me from the violent man;

140:002 Which imagine mischiefs in their heart; continually are they gathered together for war.

140:003 They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent; adders' poison is under their lips. Selah.

140:004 Keep me, O LORD, from the hands of the wicked; preserve me from the violent man; who have purposed to overthrow my goings.

140:005 The proud have hid a snare for me, and cords; they have spread a net by the wayside; they have set gins for me. Selah.

140:006 I said unto the LORD, Thou art my God: hear the voice of my supplications, O LORD.

140:007 O GOD the Lord, the strength of my salvation, thou hast covered my head in the day of battle.

140:008 Grant not, O LORD, the desires of the wicked: further not his wicked device; lest they exalt themselves. Selah.

140:009 As for the head of those that compass me about, let the mischief of their own lips cover them.

140:010 Let burning coals fall upon them: let them be cast into the fire; into deep pits, that they rise not up again.

140:011 Let not an evil speaker be established in the earth: evil shall hunt the violent man to overthrow him.

140:012 I know that the LORD will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and the right of the poor.

140:013 Surely the righteous shall give thanks unto thy name: the upright shall dwell in thy presence.

141:001 Lord, I cry unto thee: make haste unto me; give ear unto my voice, when I cry unto thee.

141:002 Let my prayer be set forth before thee as incense; and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.

141:003 Set a watch, O LORD, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips.

141:004 Incline not my heart to any evil thing, to practise wicked works with men that work iniquity: and let me not eat of their dainties.

141:005 Let the righteous smite me; it shall be a kindness: and let him reprove me; it shall be an excellent oil, which shall not break my head: for yet my prayer also shall be in their calamities.

141:006 When their judges are overthrown in stony places, they shall hear my words; for they are sweet.

141:007 Our bones are scattered at the grave's mouth, as when one cutteth and cleaveth wood upon the earth.

141:008 But mine eyes are unto thee, O GOD the Lord: in thee is my trust; leave not my soul destitute.

141:009 Keep me from the snares which they have laid for me, and the gins of the workers of iniquity.

141:010 Let the wicked fall into their own nets, whilst that I withal escape.

142:001 I cried unto the LORD with my voice; with my voice unto the LORD did I make my supplication.

142:002 I poured out my complaint before him; I shewed before him my trouble.

142:003 When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, then thou knewest my path. In the way wherein I walked have they privily laid a snare for me.

142:004 I looked on my right hand, and beheld, but there was no man that would know me: refuge failed me; no man cared for my soul.

142:005 I cried unto thee, O LORD: I said, Thou art my refuge and my portion in the land of the living.

142:006 Attend unto my cry; for I am brought very low: deliver me from my persecutors; for they are stronger than I.

142:007 Bring my soul out of prison, that I may praise thy name: the righteous shall compass me about; for thou shalt deal bountifully with me.

143:001 Hear my prayer, O LORD, give ear to my supplications: in thy faithfulness answer me, and in thy righteousness.

143:002 And enter not into judgment with thy servant: for in thy sight shall no man living be justified.

143:003 For the enemy hath persecuted my soul; he hath smitten my life down to the ground; he hath made me to dwell in darkness, as those that have been long dead.

143:004 Therefore is my spirit overwhelmed within me; my heart within me is desolate.

143:005 I remember the days of old; I meditate on all thy works; I muse on the work of thy hands.

143:006 I stretch forth my hands unto thee: my soul thirsteth after thee, as a thirsty land. Selah.

143:007 Hear me speedily, O LORD: my spirit faileth: hide not thy face from me, lest I be like unto them that go down into the pit.

143:008 Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning; for in thee do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto thee.

143:009 Deliver me, O LORD, from mine enemies: I flee unto thee to hide me.

143:010 Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my God: thy spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness.

143:011 Quicken me, O LORD, for thy name's sake: for thy righteousness' sake bring my soul out of trouble.

143:012 And of thy mercy cut off mine enemies, and destroy all them that afflict my soul: for I am thy servant.

144:001 Blessed be the LORD my strength which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight:

144:002 My goodness, and my fortress; my high tower, and my deliverer; my shield, and he in whom I trust; who subdueth my people under me.

144:003 LORD, what is man, that thou takest knowledge of him! or the son of man, that thou makest account of him!

144:004 Man is like to vanity: his days are as a shadow that passeth away.

144:005 Bow thy heavens, O LORD, and come down: touch the mountains, and they shall smoke.

144:006 Cast forth lightning, and scatter them: shoot out thine arrows, and destroy them.

144:007 Send thine hand from above; rid me, and deliver me out of great waters, from the hand of strange children;

144:008 Whose mouth speaketh vanity, and their right hand is a right hand of falsehood.

144:009 I will sing a new song unto thee, O God: upon a psaltery and an instrument of ten strings will I sing praises unto thee.

144:010 It is he that giveth salvation unto kings: who delivereth David his servant from the hurtful sword.

144:011 Rid me, and deliver me from the hand of strange children, whose mouth speaketh vanity, and their right hand is a right hand of falsehood:

144:012 That our sons may be as plants grown up in their youth; that our daughters may be as corner stones, polished after the similitude of a palace:

144:013 That our garners may be full, affording all manner of store: that our sheep may bring forth thousands and ten thousands in our streets:

144:014 That our oxen may be strong to labour; that there be no breaking in, nor going out; that there be no complaining in our streets.

144:015 Happy is that people, that is in such a case: yea, happy is that people, whose God is the LORD.

145:001 I will extol thee, my God, O king; and I will bless thy name for ever and ever.

145:002 Every day will I bless thee; and I will praise thy name for ever and ever.

145:003 Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable.

145:004 One generation shall praise thy works to another, and shall declare thy mighty acts.

145:005 I will speak of the glorious honour of thy majesty, and of thy wondrous works.

145:006 And men shall speak of the might of thy terrible acts: and I will declare thy greatness.

145:007 They shall abundantly utter the memory of thy great goodness, and shall sing of thy righteousness.

145:008 The LORD is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy.

145:009 The LORD is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works.

145:010 All thy works shall praise thee, O LORD; and thy saints shall bless thee.

145:011 They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom, and talk of thy power;

145:012 To make known to the sons of men his mighty acts, and the glorious majesty of his kingdom.

145:013 Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and thy dominion endureth throughout all generations.

145:014 The LORD upholdeth all that fall, and raiseth up all those that be bowed down.

145:015 The eyes of all wait upon thee; and thou givest them their meat in due season.

145:016 Thou openest thine hand, and satisfiest the desire of every living thing.

145:017 The LORD is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works.

145:018 The LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth.

145:019 He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him: he also will hear their cry, and will save them.

145:020 The LORD preserveth all them that love him: but all the wicked will he destroy.

145:021 My mouth shall speak the praise of the LORD: and let all flesh bless his holy name for ever and ever.

146:001 Praise ye the LORD. Praise the LORD, O my soul.

146:002 While I live will I praise the LORD: I will sing praises unto my God while I have any being.

146:003 Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help.

146:004 His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; in that very day his thoughts perish.

146:005 Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the LORD his God:

146:006 Which made heaven, and earth, the sea, and all that therein is: which keepeth truth for ever:

146:007 Which executeth judgment for the oppressed: which giveth food to the hungry. The LORD looseth the prisoners:

146:008 The LORD openeth the eyes of the blind: the LORD raiseth them that are bowed down: the LORD loveth the righteous:

146:009 The LORD preserveth the strangers; he relieveth the fatherless and widow: but the way of the wicked he turneth upside down.

146:010 The LORD shall reign for ever, even thy God, O Zion, unto all generations. Praise ye the LORD.

147:001 Praise ye the LORD: for it is good to sing praises unto our God; for it is pleasant; and praise is comely.

147:002 The LORD doth build up Jerusalem: he gathereth together the outcasts of Israel.

147:003 He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.

147:004 He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names.

147:005 Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite.

147:006 The LORD lifteth up the meek: he casteth the wicked down to the ground.

147:007 Sing unto the LORD with thanksgiving; sing praise upon the harp unto our God:

147:008 Who covereth the heaven with clouds, who prepareth rain for the earth, who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains.

147:009 He giveth to the beast his food, and to the young ravens which cry.

147:010 He delighteth not in the strength of the horse: he taketh not pleasure in the legs of a man.

147:011 The LORD taketh pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy.

147:012 Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem; praise thy God, O Zion.

147:013 For he hath strengthened the bars of thy gates; he hath blessed thy children within thee.

147:014 He maketh peace in thy borders, and filleth thee with the finest of the wheat.

147:015 He sendeth forth his commandment upon earth: his word runneth very swiftly.

147:016 He giveth snow like wool: he scattereth the hoarfrost like ashes.

147:017 He casteth forth his ice like morsels: who can stand before his cold?

147:018 He sendeth out his word, and melteth them: he causeth his wind to blow, and the waters flow.

147:019 He sheweth his word unto Jacob, his statutes and his judgments unto Israel.

147:020 He hath not dealt so with any nation: and as for his judgments, they have not known them. Praise ye the LORD.

148:001 Praise ye the LORD. Praise ye the LORD from the heavens: praise him in the heights.

148:002 Praise ye him, all his angels: praise ye him, all his hosts.

148:003 Praise ye him, sun and moon: praise him, all ye stars of light.

148:004 Praise him, ye heavens of heavens, and ye waters that be above the heavens.

148:005 Let them praise the name of the LORD: for he commanded, and they were created.

148:006 He hath also stablished them for ever and ever: he hath made a decree which shall not pass.

148:007 Praise the LORD from the earth, ye dragons, and all deeps:

148:008 Fire, and hail; snow, and vapours; stormy wind fulfilling his word:

148:009 Mountains, and all hills; fruitful trees, and all cedars:

148:010 Beasts, and all cattle; creeping things, and flying fowl:

148:011 Kings of the earth, and all people; princes, and all judges of the earth:

148:012 Both young men, and maidens; old men, and children:

148:013 Let them praise the name of the LORD: for his name alone is excellent; his glory is above the earth and heaven.

148:014 He also exalteth the horn of his people, the praise of all his saints; even of the children of Israel, a people near unto him. Praise ye the LORD.

149:001 Praise ye the LORD. Sing unto the LORD a new song, and his praise in the congregation of saints.

149:002 Let Israel rejoice in him that made him: let the children of Zion be joyful in their King.

149:003 Let them praise his name in the dance: let them sing praises unto him with the timbrel and harp.

149:004 For the LORD taketh pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek with salvation.

149:005 Let the saints be joyful in glory: let them sing aloud upon their beds.

149:006 Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two-edged sword in their hand;

149:007 To execute vengeance upon the heathen, and punishments upon the people;

149:008 To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron;

149:009 To execute upon them the judgment written: this honour have all his saints. Praise ye the LORD.

150:001 Praise ye the LORD. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power.

150:002 Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness.

150:003 Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp.

150:004 Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs.

150:005 Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals.

150:006 Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD.

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Book 20 Proverbs

001:001 The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel;

001:002 To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding;

001:003 To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity;

001:004 To give subtilty to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion.

001:005 A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels:

001:006 To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings.

001:007 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

001:008 My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother:

001:009 For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck.

001:010 My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not.

001:011 If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause:

001:012 Let us swallow them up alive as the grave; and whole, as those that go down into the pit:

001:013 We shall find all precious substance, we shall fill our houses with spoil:

001:014 Cast in thy lot among us; let us all have one purse:

001:015 My son, walk not thou in the way with them; refrain thy foot from their path:

001:016 For their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed blood.

001:017 Surely in vain the net is spread in the sight of any bird.

001:018 And they lay wait for their own blood; they lurk privily for their own lives.

001:019 So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; which taketh away the life of the owners thereof.

001:020 Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets:

001:021 She crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she uttereth her words, saying,

001:022 How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?

001:023 Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you.

001:024 Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded;

001:025 But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof:

001:026 I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh;

001:027 When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you.

001:028 Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me:

001:029 For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD:

001:030 They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof.

001:031 Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices.

001:032 For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.

001:033 But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil.

002:001 My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee;

002:002 So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding;

002:003 Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding;

002:004 If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures;

002:005 Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.

002:006 For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.

002:007 He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous: he is a buckler to them that walk uprightly.

002:008 He keepeth the paths of judgment, and preserveth the way of his saints.

002:009 Then shalt thou understand righteousness, and judgment, and equity; yea, every good path.

002:010 When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul;

002:011 Discretion shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee:

002:012 To deliver thee from the way of the evil man, from the man that speaketh froward things;

002:013 Who leave the paths of uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness;

002:014 Who rejoice to do evil, and delight in the frowardness of the wicked;

002:015 Whose ways are crooked, and they froward in their paths:

002:016 To deliver thee from the strange woman, even from the stranger which flattereth with her words;

002:017 Which forsaketh the guide of her youth, and forgetteth the covenant of her God.

002:018 For her house inclineth unto death, and her paths unto the dead.

002:019 None that go unto her return again, neither take they hold of the paths of life.

002:020 That thou mayest walk in the way of good men, and keep the paths of the righteous.

002:021 For the upright shall dwell in the land, and the perfect shall remain in it.

002:022 But the wicked shall be cut off from the earth, and the transgressors shall be rooted out of it.

003:001 My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments:

003:002 For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee.

003:003 Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart:

003:004 So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man.

003:005 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

003:006 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

003:007 Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.

003:008 It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.

003:009 Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase:

003:010 So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.

003:011 My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of his correction:

003:012 For whom the LORD loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.

003:013 Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.

003:014 For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold. 003:015 She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her.

003:016 Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand riches and honour.

003:017 Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.

003:018 She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is every one that retaineth her.

003:019 The LORD by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath he established the heavens.

003:020 By his knowledge the depths are broken up, and the clouds drop down the dew.

003:021 My son, let not them depart from thine eyes: keep sound wisdom and discretion:

003:022 So shall they be life unto thy soul, and grace to thy neck.

003:023 Then shalt thou walk in thy way safely, and thy foot shall not stumble.

003:024 When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid: yea, thou shalt lie down, and thy sleep shall be sweet.

003:025 Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it cometh.

003:026 For the LORD shall be thy confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being taken.

003:027 Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thine hand to do it.

003:028 Say not unto thy neighbour, Go, and come again, and to morrow I will give; when thou hast it by thee.

003:029 Devise not evil against thy neighbour, seeing he dwelleth securely by thee.

003:030 Strive not with a man without cause, if he have done thee no harm.

003:031 Envy thou not the oppressor, and choose none of his ways.

003:032 For the froward is abomination to the LORD: but his secret is with the righteous.

003:033 The curse of the LORD is in the house of the wicked: but he blesseth the habitation of the just.

003:034 Surely he scorneth the scorners: but he giveth grace unto the lowly.

003:035 The wise shall inherit glory: but shame shall be the promotion of fools.

004:001 Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding.

004:002 For I give you good doctrine, forsake ye not my law.

004:003 For I was my father's son, tender and only beloved in the sight of my mother.

004:004 He taught me also, and said unto me, Let thine heart retain my words: keep my commandments, and live.

004:005 Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth.

004:006 Forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee: love her, and she shall keep thee.

004:007 Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.

004:008 Exalt her, and she shall promote thee: she shall bring thee to honour, when thou dost embrace her.

004:009 She shall give to thine head an ornament of grace: a crown of glory shall she deliver to thee.

004:010 Hear, O my son, and receive my sayings; and the years of thy life shall be many.

004:011 I have taught thee in the way of wisdom; I have led thee in right paths.

004:012 When thou goest, thy steps shall not be straitened; and when thou runnest, thou shalt not stumble.

004:013 Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: keep her; for she is thy life.

004:014 Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men.

004:015 Avoid it, pass not by it, turn from it, and pass away.

004:016 For they sleep not, except they have done mischief; and their sleep is taken away, unless they cause some to fall.

004:017 For they eat the bread of wickedness, and drink the wine of violence.

004:018 But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.

004:019 The way of the wicked is as darkness: they know not at what they stumble.

004:020 My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings.

004:021 Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart.

004:022 For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.

004:023 Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

004:024 Put away from thee a froward mouth, and perverse lips put far from thee.

004:025 Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee.

004:026 Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established.

004:027 Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot from evil.

005:001 My son, attend unto my wisdom, and bow thine ear to my understanding:

005:002 That thou mayest regard discretion, and that thy lips may keep knowledge.

005:003 For the lips of a strange woman drop as an honeycomb, and her mouth is smoother than oil:

005:004 But her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a two-edged sword.

005:005 Her feet go down to death; her steps take hold on hell.

005:006 Lest thou shouldest ponder the path of life, her ways are moveable, that thou canst not know them.

005:007 Hear me now therefore, O ye children, and depart not from the words of my mouth.

005:008 Remove thy way far from her, and come not nigh the door of her house:

005:009 Lest thou give thine honour unto others, and thy years unto the cruel:

005:010 Lest strangers be filled with thy wealth; and thy labours be in the house of a stranger;

005:011 And thou mourn at the last, when thy flesh and thy body are consumed,

005:012 And say, How have I hated instruction, and my heart despised reproof;

005:013 And have not obeyed the voice of my teachers, nor inclined mine ear to them that instructed me!

005:014 I was almost in all evil in the midst of the congregation and assembly.

005:015 Drink waters out of thine own cistern, and running waters out of thine own well.

005:016 Let thy fountains be dispersed abroad, and rivers of waters in the streets.

005:017 Let them be only thine own, and not strangers' with thee.

005:018 Let thy fountain be blessed: and rejoice with the wife of thy youth.

005:019 Let her be as the loving hind and pleasant roe; let her breasts satisfy thee at all times; and be thou ravished always with her love.

005:020 And why wilt thou, my son, be ravished with a strange woman, and embrace the bosom of a stranger?

005:021 For the ways of man are before the eyes of the LORD, and he pondereth all his goings.

005:022 His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be holden with the cords of his sins.

005:023 He shall die without instruction; and in the greatness of his folly he shall go astray.

006:001 My son, if thou be surety for thy friend, if thou hast stricken thy hand with a stranger,

006:002 Thou art snared with the words of thy mouth, thou art taken with the words of thy mouth.

006:003 Do this now, my son, and deliver thyself, when thou art come into the hand of thy friend; go, humble thyself, and make sure thy friend.

006:004 Give not sleep to thine eyes, nor slumber to thine eyelids.

006:005 Deliver thyself as a roe from the hand of the hunter, and as a bird from the hand of the fowler.

006:006 Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise:

006:007 Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler,

006:008 Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest.

006:009 How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? when wilt thou arise out of thy sleep?

006:010 Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep:

006:011 So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth, and thy want as an armed man.

006:012 A naughty person, a wicked man, walketh with a froward mouth.

006:013 He winketh with his eyes, he speaketh with his feet, he teacheth with his fingers;

006:014 Frowardness is in his heart, he deviseth mischief continually; he soweth discord.

006:015 Therefore shall his calamity come suddenly; suddenly shall he be broken without remedy.

006:016 These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:

006:017 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,

006:018 An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,

006:019 A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.

006:020 My son, keep thy father's commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother:

006:021 Bind them continually upon thine heart, and tie them about thy neck.

006:022 When thou goest, it shall lead thee; when thou sleepest, it shall keep thee; and when thou awakest, it shall talk with thee.

006:023 For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:

006:024 To keep thee from the evil woman, from the flattery of the tongue of a strange woman.

006:025 Lust not after her beauty in thine heart; neither let her take thee with her eyelids.

006:026 For by means of a whorish woman a man is brought to a piece of bread: and the adultress will hunt for the precious life.

006:027 Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes not be burned?

006:028 Can one go upon hot coals, and his feet not be burned?

006:029 So he that goeth in to his neighbour's wife; whosoever toucheth her shall not be innocent.

006:030 Men do not despise a thief, if he steal to satisfy his soul when he is hungry;

006:031 But if he be found, he shall restore sevenfold; he shall give all the substance of his house.

006:032 But whoso committeth adultery with a woman lacketh understanding: he that doeth it destroyeth his own soul.

006:033 A wound and dishonour shall he get; and his reproach shall not be wiped away.

006:034 For jealousy is the rage of a man: therefore he will not spare in the day of vengeance.

006:035 He will not regard any ransom; neither will he rest content, though thou givest many gifts.

007:001 My son, keep my words, and lay up my commandments with thee.

007:002 Keep my commandments, and live; and my law as the apple of thine eye.

007:003 Bind them upon thy fingers, write them upon the table of thine heart.

007:004 Say unto wisdom, Thou art my sister; and call understanding thy kinswoman:

007:005 That they may keep thee from the strange woman, from the stranger which flattereth with her words.

007:006 For at the window of my house I looked through my casement,

007:007 And beheld among the simple ones, I discerned among the youths, a young man void of understanding,

007:008 Passing through the street near her corner; and he went the way to her house,

007:009 In the twilight, in the evening, in the black and dark night:

007:010 And, behold, there met him a woman with the attire of an harlot, and subtil of heart.

007:011 (She is loud and stubborn; her feet abide not in her house:

007:012 Now is she without, now in the streets, and lieth in wait at every corner.)

007:013 So she caught him, and kissed him, and with an impudent face said unto him,

007:014 I have peace offerings with me; this day have I payed my vows.

007:015 Therefore came I forth to meet thee, diligently to seek thy face, and I have found thee.

007:016 I have decked my bed with coverings of tapestry, with carved works, with fine linen of Egypt.

007:017 I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.

007:018 Come, let us take our fill of love until the morning: let us solace ourselves with loves.

007:019 For the goodman is not at home, he is gone a long journey:

007:020 He hath taken a bag of money with him, and will come home at the day appointed.

007:021 With her much fair speech she caused him to yield, with the flattering of her lips she forced him.

007:022 He goeth after her straightway, as an ox goeth to the slaughter, or as a fool to the correction of the stocks;

007:023 Till a dart strike through his liver; as a bird hasteth to the snare, and knoweth not that it is for his life.

007:024 Hearken unto me now therefore, O ye children, and attend to the words of my mouth.

007:025 Let not thine heart decline to her ways, go not astray in her paths.

007:026 For she hath cast down many wounded: yea, many strong men have been slain by her.

007:027 Her house is the way to hell, going down to the chambers of death.

008:001 Doth not wisdom cry? and understanding put forth her voice?

008:002 She standeth in the top of high places, by the way in the places of the paths.

008:003 She crieth at the gates, at the entry of the city, at the coming in at the doors.

008:004 Unto you, O men, I call; and my voice is to the sons of man.

008:005 O ye simple, understand wisdom: and, ye fools, be ye of an understanding heart.

008:006 Hear; for I will speak of excellent things; and the opening of my lips shall be right things.

008:007 For my mouth shall speak truth; and wickedness is an abomination to my lips.

008:008 All the words of my mouth are in righteousness; there is nothing froward or perverse in them.

008:009 They are all plain to him that understandeth, and right to them that find knowledge.

008:010 Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold.

008:011 For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.

008:012 I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions.

008:013 The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.

008:014 Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom: I am understanding; I have strength.

008:015 By me kings reign, and princes decree justice.

008:016 By me princes rule, and nobles, even all the judges of the earth.

008:017 I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.

008:018 Riches and honour are with me; yea, durable riches and righteousness.

008:019 My fruit is better than gold, yea, than fine gold; and my revenue than choice silver.

008:020 I lead in the way of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of judgment:

008:021 That I may cause those that love me to inherit substance; and I will fill their treasures.

008:022 The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old.

008:023 I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was.

008:024 When there were no depths, I was brought forth; when there were no fountains abounding with water.

008:025 Before the mountains were settled, before the hills was I brought forth:

008:026 While as yet he had not made the earth, nor the fields, nor the highest part of the dust of the world.

008:027 When he prepared the heavens, I was there: when he set a compass upon the face of the depth:

008:028 When he established the clouds above: when he strengthened the fountains of the deep:

008:029 When he gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass his commandment: when he appointed the foundations of the earth:

008:030 Then I was by him, as one brought up with him: and I was daily his delight, rejoicing always before him;

008:031 Rejoicing in the habitable part of his earth; and my delights were with the sons of men.

008:032 Now therefore hearken unto me, O ye children: for blessed are they that keep my ways.

008:033 Hear instruction, and be wise, and refuse it not.

008:034 Blessed is the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors.

008:035 For whoso findeth me findeth life, and shall obtain favour of the LORD.

008:036 But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate me love death.

009:001 Wisdom hath builded her house, she hath hewn out her seven pillars:

009:002 She hath killed her beasts; she hath mingled her wine; she hath also furnished her table.

009:003 She hath sent forth her maidens: she crieth upon the highest places of the city,

009:004 Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: as for him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him,

009:005 Come, eat of my bread, and drink of the wine which I have mingled.

009:006 Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding.

009:007 He that reproveth a scorner getteth to himself shame: and he that rebuketh a wicked man getteth himself a blot.

009:008 Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee.

009:009 Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.

009:010 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.

009:011 For by me thy days shall be multiplied, and the years of thy life shall be increased.

009:012 If thou be wise, thou shalt be wise for thyself: but if thou scornest, thou alone shalt bear it.

009:013 A foolish woman is clamorous: she is simple, and knoweth nothing.

009:014 For she sitteth at the door of her house, on a seat in the high places of the city,

009:015 To call passengers who go right on their ways:

009:016 Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: and as for him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him,

009:017 Stolen waters are sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant.

009:018 But he knoweth not that the dead are there; and that her guests are in the depths of hell.

010:001 The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother.

010:002 Treasures of wickedness profit nothing: but righteousness delivereth from death.

010:003 The LORD will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish: but he casteth away the substance of the wicked.

010:004 He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.

010:005 He that gathereth in summer is a wise son: but he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame.

010:006 Blessings are upon the head of the just: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.

010:007 The memory of the just is blessed: but the name of the wicked shall rot.

010:008 The wise in heart will receive commandments: but a prating fool shall fall.

010:009 He that walketh uprightly walketh surely: but he that perverteth his ways shall be known.

010:010 He that winketh with the eye causeth sorrow: but a prating fool shall fall.

010:011 The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.

010:012 Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.

010:013 In the lips of him that hath understanding wisdom is found: but a rod is for the back of him that is void of understanding.

010:014 Wise men lay up knowledge: but the mouth of the foolish is near destruction.

010:015 The rich man's wealth is his strong city: the destruction of the poor is their poverty. 010:016 The labour of the righteous tendeth to life: the fruit of the wicked to sin.

010:017 He is in the way of life that keepeth instruction: but he that refuseth reproof erreth.

010:018 He that hideth hatred with lying lips, and he that uttereth a slander, is a fool.

010:019 In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise.

010:020 The tongue of the just is as choice silver: the heart of the wicked is little worth.

010:021 The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want of wisdom.

010:022 The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.

010:023 It is as sport to a fool to do mischief: but a man of understanding hath wisdom.

010:024 The fear of the wicked, it shall come upon him: but the desire of the righteous shall be granted.

010:025 As the whirlwind passeth, so is the wicked no more: but the righteous is an everlasting foundation.

010:026 As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to them that send him.

010:027 The fear of the LORD prolongeth days: but the years of the wicked shall be shortened.

010:028 The hope of the righteous shall be gladness: but the expectation of the wicked shall perish.

010:029 The way of the LORD is strength to the upright: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity.

010:030 The righteous shall never be removed: but the wicked shall not inhabit the earth.

010:031 The mouth of the just bringeth forth wisdom: but the froward tongue shall be cut out.

010:032 The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable: but the mouth of the wicked speaketh frowardness.

011:001 A false balance is abomination to the LORD: but a just weight is his delight.

011:002 When pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly is wisdom.

011:003 The integrity of the upright shall guide them: but the perverseness of transgressors shall destroy them.

011:004 Riches profit not in the day of wrath: but righteousness delivereth from death.

011:005 The righteousness of the perfect shall direct his way: but the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness.

011:006 The righteousness of the upright shall deliver them: but transgressors shall be taken in their own naughtiness.

011:007 When a wicked man dieth, his expectation shall perish: and the hope of unjust men perisheth.

011:008 The righteous is delivered out of trouble, and the wicked cometh in his stead.

011:009 An hypocrite with his mouth destroyeth his neighbour: but through knowledge shall the just be delivered.

011:010 When it goeth well with the righteous, the city rejoiceth: and when the wicked perish, there is shouting.

011:011 By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted: but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.

011:012 He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neighbour: but a man of understanding holdeth his peace.

011:013 A talebearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter.

011:014 Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety.

011:015 He that is surety for a stranger shall smart for it: and he that hateth suretiship is sure.

011:016 A gracious woman retaineth honour: and strong men retain riches.

011:017 The merciful man doeth good to his own soul: but he that is cruel troubleth his own flesh.

011:018 The wicked worketh a deceitful work: but to him that soweth righteousness shall be a sure reward.

011:019 As righteousness tendeth to life: so he that pursueth evil pursueth it to his own death.

011:020 They that are of a froward heart are abomination to the LORD: but such as are upright in their way are his delight.

011:021 Though hand join in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished: but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered.

011:022 As a jewel of gold in a swine's snout, so is a fair woman which is without discretion.

011:023 The desire of the righteous is only good: but the expectation of the wicked is wrath.

011:024 There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty.

011:025 The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also himself.

011:026 He that withholdeth corn, the people shall curse him: but blessing shall be upon the head of him that selleth it.

011:027 He that diligently seeketh good procureth favour: but he that seeketh mischief, it shall come unto him.

011:028 He that trusteth in his riches shall fall; but the righteous shall flourish as a branch.

011:029 He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind: and the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart.

011:030 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.

011:031 Behold, the righteous shall be recompensed in the earth: much more the wicked and the sinner.

012:001 Whoso loveth instruction loveth knowledge: but he that hateth reproof is brutish.

012:002 A good man obtaineth favour of the LORD: but a man of wicked devices will he condemn.

012:003 A man shall not be established by wickedness: but the root of the righteous shall not be moved.

012:004 A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.

012:005 The thoughts of the righteous are right: but the counsels of the wicked are deceit.

012:006 The words of the wicked are to lie in wait for blood: but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them.

012:007 The wicked are overthrown, and are not: but the house of the righteous shall stand.

012:008 A man shall be commended according to his wisdom: but he that is of a perverse heart shall be despised.

012:009 He that is despised, and hath a servant, is better than he that honoureth himself, and lacketh bread.

012:010 A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.

012:011 He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied with bread: but he that followeth vain persons is void of understanding.

012:012 The wicked desireth the net of evil men: but the root of the righteous yieldeth fruit.

012:013 The wicked is snared by the transgression of his lips: but the just shall come out of trouble.

012:014 A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth: and the recompence of a man's hands shall be rendered unto him.

012:015 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.

012:016 A fool's wrath is presently known: but a prudent man covereth shame.

012:017 He that speaketh truth sheweth forth righteousness: but a false witness deceit.

012:018 There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health.

012:019 The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment.

012:020 Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil: but to the counsellors of peace is joy.

012:021 There shall no evil happen to the just: but the wicked shall be filled with mischief.

012:022 Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are his delight.

012:023 A prudent man concealeth knowledge: but the heart of fools proclaimeth foolishness.

012:024 The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be under tribute.

012:025 Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop: but a good word maketh it glad. 012:026 The righteous is more excellent than his neighbour: but the way of the wicked seduceth them.

012:027 The slothful man roasteth not that which he took in hunting: but the substance of a diligent man is precious.

012:028 In the way of righteousness is life: and in the pathway thereof there is no death.

013:001 A wise son heareth his father's instruction: but a scorner heareth not rebuke.

013:002 A man shall eat good by the fruit of his mouth: but the soul of the transgressors shall eat violence.

013:003 He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.

013:004 The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.

013:005 A righteous man hateth lying: but a wicked man is loathsome, and cometh to shame.

013:006 Righteousness keepeth him that is upright in the way: but wickedness overthroweth the sinner.

013:007 There is that maketh himself rich, yet hath nothing: there is that maketh himself poor, yet hath great riches.

013:008 The ransom of a man's life are his riches: but the poor heareth not rebuke.

013:009 The light of the righteous rejoiceth: but the lamp of the wicked shall be put out.

013:010 Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom.

013:011 Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by labour shall increase.

013:012 Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life.

013:013 Whoso despiseth the word shall be destroyed: but he that feareth the commandment shall be rewarded.

013:014 The law of the wise is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.

013:015 Good understanding giveth favour: but the way of transgressors is hard.

013:016 Every prudent man dealeth with knowledge: but a fool layeth open his folly.

013:017 A wicked messenger falleth into mischief: but a faithful ambassador is health.

013:018 Poverty and shame shall be to him that refuseth instruction: but he that regardeth reproof shall be honoured.

013:019 The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul: but it is abomination to fools to depart from evil.

013:020 He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.

013:021 Evil pursueth sinners: but to the righteous good shall be repayed.

013:022 A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children's children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.

013:023 Much food is in the tillage of the poor: but there is that is destroyed for want of judgment.

013:024 He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.

013:025 The righteous eateth to the satisfying of his soul: but the belly of the wicked shall want.

014:001 Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands.

014:002 He that walketh in his uprightness feareth the LORD: but he that is perverse in his ways despiseth him.

014:003 In the mouth of the foolish is a rod of pride: but the lips of the wise shall preserve them.

014:004 Where no oxen are, the crib is clean: but much increase is by the strength of the ox.

014:005 A faithful witness will not lie: but a false witness will utter lies.

014:006 A scorner seeketh wisdom, and findeth it not: but knowledge is easy unto him that understandeth.

014:007 Go from the presence of a foolish man, when thou perceivest not in him the lips of knowledge.

014:008 The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way: but the folly of fools is deceit.

014:009 Fools make a mock at sin: but among the righteous there is favour.

014:010 The heart knoweth his own bitterness; and a stranger doth not intermeddle with his joy.

014:011 The house of the wicked shall be overthrown: but the tabernacle of the upright shall flourish.

014:012 There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.

014:013 Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful; and the end of that mirth is heaviness.

014:014 The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways: and a good man shall be satisfied from himself.

014:015 The simple believeth every word: but the prudent man looketh well to his going.

014:016 A wise man feareth, and departeth from evil: but the fool rageth, and is confident.

014:017 He that is soon angry dealeth foolishly: and a man of wicked devices is hated.

014:018 The simple inherit folly: but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.

014:019 The evil bow before the good; and the wicked at the gates of the righteous.

014:020 The poor is hated even of his own neighbour: but the rich hath many friends.

014:021 He that despiseth his neighbour sinneth: but he that hath mercy on the poor, happy is he.

014:022 Do they not err that devise evil? but mercy and truth shall be to them that devise good.

014:023 In all labour there is profit: but the talk of the lips tendeth only to penury.

014:024 The crown of the wise is their riches: but the foolishness of fools is folly.

014:025 A true witness delivereth souls: but a deceitful witness speaketh lies.

014:026 In the fear of the LORD is strong confidence: and his children shall have a place of refuge.

014:027 The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.

014:028 In the multitude of people is the king's honour: but in the want of people is the destruction of the prince.

014:029 He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly.

014:030 A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the bones.

014:031 He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker: but he that honoureth him hath mercy on the poor.

014:032 The wicked is driven away in his wickedness: but the righteous hath hope in his death.

014:033 Wisdom resteth in the heart of him that hath understanding: but that which is in the midst of fools is made known.

014:034 Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.

014:035 The king's favour is toward a wise servant: but his wrath is against him that causeth shame.

015:001 A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.

015:002 The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.

015:003 The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.

015:004 A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit.

015:005 A fool despiseth his father's instruction: but he that regardeth reproof is prudent.

015:006 In the house of the righteous is much treasure: but in the revenues of the wicked is trouble.

015:007 The lips of the wise disperse knowledge: but the heart of the foolish doeth not so.

015:008 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright is his delight.

015:009 The way of the wicked is an abomination unto the LORD: but he loveth him that followeth after righteousness.

015:010 Correction is grievous unto him that forsaketh the way: and he that hateth reproof shall die.

015:011 Hell and destruction are before the LORD: how much more then the hearts of the children of men?

015:012 A scorner loveth not one that reproveth him: neither will he go unto the wise.

015:013 A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.

015:014 The heart of him that hath understanding seeketh knowledge: but the mouth of fools feedeth on foolishness.

015:015 All the days of the afflicted are evil: but he that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast.

015:016 Better is little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and trouble therewith.

015:017 Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith.

015:018 A wrathful man stirreth up strife: but he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife.

015:019 The way of the slothful man is as an hedge of thorns: but the way of the righteous is made plain.

015:020 A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish man despiseth his mother.

015:021 Folly is joy to him that is destitute of wisdom: but a man of understanding walketh uprightly.

015:022 Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellors they are established.

015:023 A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due season, how good is it!

015:024 The way of life is above to the wise, that he may depart from hell beneath.

015:025 The LORD will destroy the house of the proud: but he will establish the border of the widow.

015:026 The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the LORD: but the words of the pure are pleasant words.

015:027 He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house; but he that hateth gifts shall live.

015:028 The heart of the righteous studieth to answer: but the mouth of the wicked poureth out evil things.

015:029 The LORD is far from the wicked: but he heareth the prayer of the righteous.

015:030 The light of the eyes rejoiceth the heart: and a good report maketh the bones fat.

015:031 The ear that heareth the reproof of life abideth among the wise.

015:032 He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul: but he that heareth reproof getteth understanding.

015:033 The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom; and before honour is humility.

016:001 The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from the LORD.

016:002 All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the LORD weigheth the spirits.

016:003 Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established.

016:004 The LORD hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.

016:005 Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD: though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished.

016:006 By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the LORD men depart from evil.

016:007 When a man's ways please the LORD, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him.

016:008 Better is a little with righteousness than great revenues without right.

016:009 A man's heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps.

016:010 A divine sentence is in the lips of the king: his mouth transgresseth not in judgment.

016:011 A just weight and balance are the LORD's: all the weights of the bag are his work.

016:012 It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness: for the throne is established by righteousness.

016:013 Righteous lips are the delight of kings; and they love him that speaketh right.

016:014 The wrath of a king is as messengers of death: but a wise man will pacify it.

016:015 In the light of the king's countenance is life; and his favour is as a cloud of the latter rain.

016:016 How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver!

016:017 The highway of the upright is to depart from evil: he that keepeth his way preserveth his soul.

016:018 Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.

016:019 Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud.

016:020 He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and whoso trusteth in the LORD, happy is he.

016:021 The wise in heart shall be called prudent: and the sweetness of the lips increaseth learning.

016:022 Understanding is a wellspring of life unto him that hath it: but the instruction of fools is folly.

016:023 The heart of the wise teacheth his mouth, and addeth learning to his lips.

016:024 Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.

016:025 There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.

016:026 He that laboureth laboureth for himself; for his mouth craveth it of him.

016:027 An ungodly man diggeth up evil: and in his lips there is as a burning fire.

016:028 A froward man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends.

016:029 A violent man enticeth his neighbour, and leadeth him into the way that is not good.

016:030 He shutteth his eyes to devise froward things: moving his lips he bringeth evil to pass.

016:031 The hoary head is a crown of glory, if it be found in the way of righteousness.

016:032 He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.

016:033 The lot is cast into the lap; but the whole disposing thereof is of the LORD.

017:001 Better is a dry morsel, and quietness therewith, than an house full of sacrifices with strife.

017:002 A wise servant shall have rule over a son that causeth shame, and shall have part of the inheritance among the brethren.

017:003 The fining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold: but the LORD trieth the hearts.

017:004 A wicked doer giveth heed to false lips; and a liar giveth ear to a naughty tongue.

017:005 Whoso mocketh the poor reproacheth his Maker: and he that is glad at calamities shall not be unpunished.

017:006 Children's children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers.

017:007 Excellent speech becometh not a fool: much less do lying lips a prince.

017:008 A gift is as a precious stone in the eyes of him that hath it: whithersoever it turneth, it prospereth.

017:009 He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeateth a matter separateth very friends.

017:010 A reproof entereth more into a wise man than an hundred stripes into a fool.

017:011 An evil man seeketh only rebellion: therefore a cruel messenger shall be sent against him.

017:012 Let a bear robbed of her whelps meet a man, rather than a fool in his folly.

017:013 Whoso rewardeth evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house.

017:014 The beginning of strife is as when one letteth out water: therefore leave off contention, before it be meddled with.

017:015 He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the LORD.

017:016 Wherefore is there a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, seeing he hath no heart to it?

017:017 A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.

017:018 A man void of understanding striketh hands, and becometh surety in the presence of his friend.

017:019 He loveth transgression that loveth strife: and he that exalteth his gate seeketh destruction.

017:020 He that hath a froward heart findeth no good: and he that hath a perverse tongue falleth into mischief.

017:021 He that begetteth a fool doeth it to his sorrow: and the father of a fool hath no joy.

017:022 A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.

017:023 A wicked man taketh a gift out of the bosom to pervert the ways of judgment.

017:024 Wisdom is before him that hath understanding; but the eyes of a fool are in the ends of the earth.

017:025 A foolish son is a grief to his father, and bitterness to her that bare him.

017:026 Also to punish the just is not good, nor to strike princes for equity.

017:027 He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit.

017:028 Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.

018:001 Through desire a man, having separated himself, seeketh and intermeddleth with all wisdom.

018:002 A fool hath no delight in understanding, but that his heart may discover itself.

018:003 When the wicked cometh, then cometh also contempt, and with ignominy reproach.

018:004 The words of a man's mouth are as deep waters, and the wellspring of wisdom as a flowing brook.

018:005 It is not good to accept the person of the wicked, to overthrow the righteous in judgment.

018:006 A fool's lips enter into contention, and his mouth calleth for strokes.

018:007 A fool's mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul.

018:008 The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.

018:009 He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great waster.

018:010 The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.

018:011 The rich man's wealth is his strong city, and as an high wall in his own conceit.

018:012 Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honour is humility.

018:013 He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him.

018:014 The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear?

018:015 The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge.

018:016 A man's gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men.

018:017 He that is first in his own cause seemeth just; but his neighbour cometh and searcheth him.

018:018 The lot causeth contentions to cease, and parteth between the mighty.

018:019 A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city: and their contentions are like the bars of a castle.

018:020 A man's belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled.

018:021 Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.

018:022 Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the LORD.

018:023 The poor useth intreaties; but the rich answereth roughly.

018:024 A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.

019:001 Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity, than he that is perverse in his lips, and is a fool.

019:002 Also, that the soul be without knowledge, it is not good; and he that hasteth with his feet sinneth.

019:003 The foolishness of man perverteth his way: and his heart fretteth against the LORD.

019:004 Wealth maketh many friends; but the poor is separated from his neighbour.

019:005 A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall not escape.

019:006 Many will intreat the favour of the prince: and every man is a friend to him that giveth gifts.

019:007 All the brethren of the poor do hate him: how much more do his friends go far from him? he pursueth them with words, yet they are wanting to him.

019:008 He that getteth wisdom loveth his own soul: he that keepeth understanding shall find good.

019:009 A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall perish.

019:010 Delight is not seemly for a fool; much less for a servant to have rule over princes.

019:011 The discretion of a man deferreth his anger; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression.

019:012 The king's wrath is as the roaring of a lion; but his favour is as dew upon the grass.

019:013 A foolish son is the calamity of his father: and the contentions of a wife are a continual dropping.

019:014 House and riches are the inheritance of fathers: and a prudent wife is from the LORD.

019:015 Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep; and an idle soul shall suffer hunger.

019:016 He that keepeth the commandment keepeth his own soul; but he that despiseth his ways shall die.

019:017 He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the LORD; and that which he hath given will he pay him again.

019:018 Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare for his crying.

019:019 A man of great wrath shall suffer punishment: for if thou deliver him, yet thou must do it again.

019:020 Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end.

019:021 There are many devices in a man's heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand.

019:022 The desire of a man is his kindness: and a poor man is better than a liar.

019:023 The fear of the LORD tendeth to life: and he that hath it shall abide satisfied; he shall not be visited with evil.

019:024 A slothful man hideth his hand in his bosom, and will not so much as bring it to his mouth again.

019:025 Smite a scorner, and the simple will beware: and reprove one that hath understanding, and he will understand knowledge.

019:026 He that wasteth his father, and chaseth away his mother, is a son that causeth shame, and bringeth reproach.

019:027 Cease, my son, to hear the instruction that causeth to err from the words of knowledge.

019:028 An ungodly witness scorneth judgment: and the mouth of the wicked devoureth iniquity.

019:029 Judgments are prepared for scorners, and stripes for the back of fools.

y 020:001 Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.

020:002 The fear of a king is as the roaring of a lion: whoso provoketh him to anger sinneth against his own soul.

020:003 It is an honour for a man to cease from strife: but every fool will be meddling.

020:004 The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold; therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing.

020:005 Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water; but a man of understanding will draw it out.

020:006 Most men will proclaim every one his own goodness: but a faithful man who can find?

020:007 The just man walketh in his integrity: his children are blessed after him.

020:008 A king that sitteth in the throne of judgment scattereth away all evil with his eyes.

020:009 Who can say, I have made my heart clean, I am pure from my sin?

020:010 Divers weights, and divers measures, both of them are alike abomination to the LORD.

020:011 Even a child is known by his doings, whether his work be pure, and whether it be right.

020:012 The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, the LORD hath made even both of them.

020:013 Love not sleep, lest thou come to poverty; open thine eyes, and thou shalt be satisfied with bread.

020:014 It is naught, it is naught, saith the buyer: but when he is gone his way, then he boasteth.

020:015 There is gold, and a multitude of rubies: but the lips of knowledge are a precious jewel.

020:016 Take his garment that is surety for a stranger: and take a pledge of him for a strange woman.

020:017 Bread of deceit is sweet to a man; but afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel.

020:018 Every purpose is established by counsel: and with good advice make war.

020:019 He that goeth about as a talebearer revealeth secrets: therefore meddle not with him that flattereth with his lips.

020:020 Whoso curseth his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out in obscure darkness.

020:021 An inheritance may be gotten hastily at the beginning; but the end thereof shall not be blessed.

020:022 Say not thou, I will recompense evil; but wait on the LORD, and he shall save thee.

020:023 Divers weights are an abomination unto the LORD; and a false balance is not good.

020:024 Man's goings are of the LORD; how can a man then understand his own way?

020:025 It is a snare to the man who devoureth that which is holy, and after vows to make enquiry.

020:026 A wise king scattereth the wicked, and bringeth the wheel over them.

020:027 The spirit of man is the candle of the LORD, searching all the inward parts of the belly.

020:028 Mercy and truth preserve the king: and his throne is upholden by mercy.

020:029 The glory of young men is their strength: and the beauty of old men is the grey head.

020:030 The blueness of a wound cleanseth away evil: so do stripes the inward parts of the belly.

021:001 The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will.

021:002 Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the LORD pondereth the hearts.

021:003 To do justice and judgment is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.

021:004 An high look, and a proud heart, and the plowing of the wicked, is sin.

021:005 The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness; but of every one that is hasty only to want.

021:006 The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a vanity tossed to and fro of them that seek death.

021:007 The robbery of the wicked shall destroy them; because they refuse to do judgment.

021:008 The way of man is froward and strange: but as for the pure, his work is right.

021:009 It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman in a wide house.

021:010 The soul of the wicked desireth evil: his neighbour findeth no favour in his eyes.

021:011 When the scorner is punished, the simple is made wise: and when the wise is instructed, he receiveth knowledge.

021:012 The righteous man wisely considereth the house of the wicked: but God overthroweth the wicked for their wickedness.

021:013 Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard.

021:014 A gift in secret pacifieth anger: and a reward in the bosom strong wrath.

021:015 It is joy to the just to do judgment: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity.

021:016 The man that wandereth out of the way of understanding shall remain in the congregation of the dead.

021:017 He that loveth pleasure shall be a poor man: he that loveth wine and oil shall not be rich.

021:018 The wicked shall be a ransom for the righteous, and the transgressor for the upright.

021:019 It is better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a contentious and an angry woman.

021:020 There is treasure to be desired and oil in the dwelling of the wise; but a foolish man spendeth it up.

021:021 He that followeth after righteousness and mercy findeth life, righteousness, and honour.

021:022 A wise man scaleth the city of the mighty, and casteth down the strength of the confidence thereof.

021:023 Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.

021:024 Proud and haughty scorner is his name, who dealeth in proud wrath.

021:025 The desire of the slothful killeth him; for his hands refuse to labour.

021:026 He coveteth greedily all the day long: but the righteous giveth and spareth not.

021:027 The sacrifice of the wicked is abomination: how much more, when he bringeth it with a wicked mind?

021:028 A false witness shall perish: but the man that heareth speaketh constantly.

021:029 A wicked man hardeneth his face: but as for the upright, he directeth his way.

021:030 There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the LORD.

021:031 The horse is prepared against the day of battle: but safety is of the LORD.

022:001 A GOOD name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold.

022:002 The rich and poor meet together: the LORD is the maker of them all.

022:003 A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished.

022:004 By humility and the fear of the LORD are riches, and honour, and life.

022:005 Thorns and snares are in the way of the froward: he that doth keep his soul shall be far from them.

022:006 Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

022:007 The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.

022:008 He that soweth iniquity shall reap vanity: and the rod of his anger shall fail.

022:009 He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed; for he giveth of his bread to the poor.

022:010 Cast out the scorner, and contention shall go out; yea, strife and reproach shall cease.

022:011 He that loveth pureness of heart, for the grace of his lips the king shall be his friend.

022:012 The eyes of the LORD preserve knowledge, and he overthroweth the words of the transgressor.

022:013 The slothful man saith, There is a lion without, I shall be slain in the streets.

022:014 The mouth of strange women is a deep pit: he that is abhorred of the LORD shall fall therein.

022:015 Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.

022:016 He that oppresseth the poor to increase his riches, and he that giveth to the rich, shall surely come to want.

022:017 Bow down thine ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply thine heart unto my knowledge.

022:018 For it is a pleasant thing if thou keep them within thee; they shall withal be fitted in thy lips.

022:019 That thy trust may be in the LORD, I have made known to thee this day, even to thee.

022:020 Have not I written to thee excellent things in counsels and knowledge,

022:021 That I might make thee know the certainty of the words of truth; that thou mightest answer the words of truth to them that send unto thee?

022:022 Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate:

022:023 For the LORD will plead their cause, and spoil the soul of those that spoiled them.

022:024 Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man thou shalt not go:

022:025 Lest thou learn his ways, and get a snare to thy soul.

022:026 Be not thou one of them that strike hands, or of them that are sureties for debts.

022:027 If thou hast nothing to pay, why should he take away thy bed from under thee?

022:028 Remove not the ancient landmark, which thy fathers have set.

022:029 Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men.

023:001 When thou sittest to eat with a ruler, consider diligently what is before thee:

023:002 And put a knife to thy throat, if thou be a man given to appetite.

023:003 Be not desirous of his dainties: for they are deceitful meat.

023:004 Labour not to be rich: cease from thine own wisdom.

023:005 Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not? for riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven.

023:006 Eat thou not the bread of him that hath an evil eye, neither desire thou his dainty meats:

023:007 For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee.

023:008 The morsel which thou hast eaten shalt thou vomit up, and lose thy sweet words.

023:009 Speak not in the ears of a fool: for he will despise the wisdom of thy words.

023:010 Remove not the old landmark; and enter not into the fields of the fatherless:

023:011 For their redeemer is mighty; he shall plead their cause with thee.

023:012 Apply thine heart unto instruction, and thine ears to the words of knowledge.

023:013 Withhold not correction from the child: for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die.

023:014 Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell.

023:015 My son, if thine heart be wise, my heart shall rejoice, even mine.

023:016 Yea, my reins shall rejoice, when thy lips speak right things.

023:017 Let not thine heart envy sinners: but be thou in the fear of the LORD all the day long.

023:018 For surely there is an end; and thine expectation shall not be cut off.

023:019 Hear thou, my son, and be wise, and guide thine heart in the way.

023:020 Be not among winebibbers; among riotous eaters of flesh:

023:021 For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags.

023:022 Hearken unto thy father that begat thee, and despise not thy mother when she is old.

023:023 Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.

023:024 The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice: and he that begetteth a wise child shall have joy of him.

023:025 Thy father and thy mother shall be glad, and she that bare thee shall rejoice.

023:026 My son, give me thine heart, and let thine eyes observe my ways.

023:027 For a whore is a deep ditch; and a strange woman is a narrow pit.

023:028 She also lieth in wait as for a prey, and increaseth the transgressors among men.

023:029 Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions? who hath babbling? who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of eyes?

023:030 They that tarry long at the wine; they that go to seek mixed wine.

023:031 Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his colour in the cup, when it moveth itself aright.

023:032 At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder.

023:033 Thine eyes shall behold strange women, and thine heart shall utter perverse things.

023:034 Yea, thou shalt be as he that lieth down in the midst of the sea, or as he that lieth upon the top of a mast.

023:035 They have stricken me, shalt thou say, and I was not sick; they have beaten me, and I felt it not: when shall I awake? I will seek it yet again.

024:001 Be not thou envious against evil men, neither desire to be with them.

024:002 For their heart studieth destruction, and their lips talk of mischief.

024:003 Through wisdom is an house builded; and by understanding it is established:

024:004 And by knowledge shall the chambers be filled with all precious and pleasant riches.

024:005 A wise man is strong; yea, a man of knowledge increaseth strength.

024:006 For by wise counsel thou shalt make thy war: and in multitude of counsellors there is safety.

024:007 Wisdom is too high for a fool: he openeth not his mouth in the gate.

024:008 He that deviseth to do evil shall be called a mischievous person.

024:009 The thought of foolishness is sin: and the scorner is an abomination to men.

024:010 If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small.

024:011 If thou forbear to deliver them that are drawn unto death, and those that are ready to be slain;

024:012 If thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not; doth not he that pondereth the heart consider it? and he that keepeth thy soul, doth not he know it? and shall not he render to every man according to his works?

024:013 My son, eat thou honey, because it is good; and the honeycomb, which is sweet to thy taste:

024:014 So shall the knowledge of wisdom be unto thy soul: when thou hast found it, then there shall be a reward, and thy expectation shall not be cut off.

024:015 Lay not wait, O wicked man, against the dwelling of the righteous; spoil not his resting place:

024:016 For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief.

024:017 Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth, and let not thine heart be glad when he stumbleth:

024:018 Lest the LORD see it, and it displease him, and he turn away his wrath from him.

024:019 Fret not thyself because of evil men, neither be thou envious at the wicked:

024:020 For there shall be no reward to the evil man; the candle of the wicked shall be put out.

024:021 My son, fear thou the LORD and the king: and meddle not with them that are given to change:

024:022 For their calamity shall rise suddenly; and who knoweth the ruin of them both?

024:023 These things also belong to the wise. It is not good to have respect of persons in judgment.

024:024 He that saith unto the wicked, Thou are righteous; him shall the people curse, nations shall abhor him:

024:025 But to them that rebuke him shall be delight, and a good blessing shall come upon them.

024:026 Every man shall kiss his lips that giveth a right answer.

024:027 Prepare thy work without, and make it fit for thyself in the field; and afterwards build thine house.

024:028 Be not a witness against thy neighbour without cause; and deceive not with thy lips.

024:029 Say not, I will do so to him as he hath done to me: I will render to the man according to his work.

024:030 I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding;

024:031 And, lo, it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and the stone wall thereof was broken down.

024:032 Then I saw, and considered it well: I looked upon it, and received instruction.

024:033 Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep:

024:034 So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth; and thy want as an armed man.

025:001 These are also proverbs of Solomon, which the men of Hezekiah king of Judah copied out.

025:002 It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter.

025:003 The heaven for height, and the earth for depth, and the heart of kings is unsearchable.

025:004 Take away the dross from the silver, and there shall come forth a vessel for the finer.

025:005 Take away the wicked from before the king, and his throne shall be established in righteousness.

025:006 Put not forth thyself in the presence of the king, and stand not in the place of great men:

025:007 For better it is that it be said unto thee, Come up hither; than that thou shouldest be put lower in the presence of the prince whom thine eyes have seen.

025:008 Go not forth hastily to strive, lest thou know not what to do in the end thereof, when thy neighbour hath put thee to shame.

025:009 Debate thy cause with thy neighbour himself; and discover not a secret to another:

025:010 Lest he that heareth it put thee to shame, and thine infamy turn not away.

025:011 A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.

025:012 As an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover upon an obedient ear.

025:013 As the cold of snow in the time of harvest, so is a faithful messenger to them that send him: for he refresheth the soul of his masters.

025:014 Whoso boasteth himself of a false gift is like clouds and wind without rain.

025:015 By long forbearing is a prince persuaded, and a soft tongue breaketh the bone.

025:016 Hast thou found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it.

025:017 Withdraw thy foot from thy neighbour's house; lest he be weary of thee, and so hate thee.

025:018 A man that beareth false witness against his neighbour is a maul, and a sword, and a sharp arrow.

025:019 Confidence in an unfaithful man in time of trouble is like a broken tooth, and a foot out of joint.

025:020 As he that taketh away a garment in cold weather, and as vinegar upon nitre, so is he that singeth songs to an heavy heart.

025:021 If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink:

025:022 For thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head, and the LORD shall reward thee.

025:023 The north wind driveth away rain: so doth an angry countenance a backbiting tongue.

025:024 It is better to dwell in the corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman and in a wide house.

025:025 As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country.

025:026 A righteous man falling down before the wicked is as a troubled fountain, and a corrupt spring.

025:027 It is not good to eat much honey: so for men to search their own glory is not glory.

025:028 He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.

026:001 As snow in summer, and as rain in harvest, so honour is not seemly for a fool.

026:002 As the bird by wandering, as the swallow by flying, so the curse causeless shall not come.

026:003 A whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass, and a rod for the fool's back.

026:004 Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him.

026:005 Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit.

026:006 He that sendeth a message by the hand of a fool cutteth off the feet, and drinketh damage.

026:007 The legs of the lame are not equal: so is a parable in the mouth of fools.

026:008 As he that bindeth a stone in a sling, so is he that giveth honour to a fool.

026:009 As a thorn goeth up into the hand of a drunkard, so is a parable in the mouths of fools.

026:010 The great God that formed all things both rewardeth the fool, and rewardeth transgressors.

026:011 As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth to his folly.

026:012 Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? there is more hope of a fool than of him.

026:013 The slothful man saith, There is a lion in the way; a lion is in the streets.

026:014 As the door turneth upon his hinges, so doth the slothful upon his bed.

026:015 The slothful hideth his hand in his bosom; it grieveth him to bring it again to his mouth.

026:016 The sluggard is wiser in his own conceit than seven men that can render a reason.

026:017 He that passeth by, and meddleth with strife belonging not to him, is like one that taketh a dog by the ears.

026:018 As a mad man who casteth firebrands, arrows, and death,

026:019 So is the man that deceiveth his neighbour, and saith, Am not I in sport?

026:020 Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out: so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth.

026:021 As coals are to burning coals, and wood to fire; so is a contentious man to kindle strife.

026:022 The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.

026:023 Burning lips and a wicked heart are like a potsherd covered with silver dross.

026:024 He that hateth dissembleth with his lips, and layeth up deceit within him;

026:025 When he speaketh fair, believe him not: for there are seven abominations in his heart.

026:026 Whose hatred is covered by deceit, his wickedness shall be shewed before the whole congregation.

026:027 Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein: and he that rolleth a stone, it will return upon him.

026:028 A lying tongue hateth those that are afflicted by it; and a flattering mouth worketh ruin.

027:001 Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.

027:002 Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips.

027:003 A stone is heavy, and the sand weighty; but a fool's wrath is heavier than them both.

027:004 Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous; but who is able to stand before envy?

027:005 Open rebuke is better than secret love.

027:006 Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.

027:007 The full soul loatheth an honeycomb; but to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.

027:008 As a bird that wandereth from her nest, so is a man that wandereth from his place.

027:009 Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart: so doth the sweetness of a man's friend by hearty counsel.

027:010 Thine own friend, and thy father's friend, forsake not; neither go into thy brother's house in the day of thy calamity: for better is a neighbour that is near than a brother far off.

027:011 My son, be wise, and make my heart glad, that I may answer him that reproacheth me.

027:012 A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself; but the simple pass on, and are punished.

027:013 Take his garment that is surety for a stranger, and take a pledge of him for a strange woman.

027:014 He that blesseth his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, it shall be counted a curse to him.

027:015 A continual dropping in a very rainy day and a contentious woman are alike.

027:016 Whosoever hideth her hideth the wind, and the ointment of his right hand, which bewrayeth itself.

027:017 Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.

027:018 Whoso keepeth the fig tree shall eat the fruit thereof: so he that waiteth on his master shall be honoured.

027:019 As in water face answereth to face, so the heart of man to man.

027:020 Hell and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied.

027:021 As the fining pot for silver, and the furnace for gold; so is a man to his praise.

027:022 Though thou shouldest bray a fool in a mortar among wheat with a pestle, yet will not his foolishness depart from him.

027:023 Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds.

027:024 For riches are not for ever: and doth the crown endure to every generation?

027:025 The hay appeareth, and the tender grass sheweth itself, and herbs of the mountains are gathered.

027:026 The lambs are for thy clothing, and the goats are the price of the field.

027:027 And thou shalt have goats' milk enough for thy food, for the food of thy household, and for the maintenance for thy maidens.

028:001 The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion.

028:002 For the transgression of a land many are the princes thereof: but by a man of understanding and knowledge the state thereof shall be prolonged.

028:003 A poor man that oppresseth the poor is like a sweeping rain which leaveth no food.

028:004 They that forsake the law praise the wicked: but such as keep the law contend with them.

028:005 Evil men understand not judgment: but they that seek the LORD understand all things.

028:006 Better is the poor that walketh in his uprightness, than he that is perverse in his ways, though he be rich.

028:007 Whoso keepeth the law is a wise son: but he that is a companion of riotous men shameth his father.

028:008 He that by usury and unjust gain increaseth his substance, he shall gather it for him that will pity the poor.

028:009 He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination.

028:010 Whoso causeth the righteous to go astray in an evil way, he shall fall himself into his own pit: but the upright shall have good things in possession.

028:011 The rich man is wise in his own conceit; but the poor that hath understanding searcheth him out.

028:012 When righteous men do rejoice, there is great glory: but when the wicked rise, a man is hidden.

028:013 He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.

028:014 Happy is the man that feareth alway: but he that hardeneth his heart shall fall into mischief.

028:015 As a roaring lion, and a ranging bear; so is a wicked ruler over the poor people.

028:016 The prince that wanteth understanding is also a great oppressor: but he that hateth covetousness shall prolong his days.

028:017 A man that doeth violence to the blood of any person shall flee to the pit; let no man stay him.

028:018 Whoso walketh uprightly shall be saved: but he that is perverse in his ways shall fall at once.

028:019 He that tilleth his land shall have plenty of bread: but he that followeth after vain persons shall have poverty enough.

028:020 A faithful man shall abound with blessings: but he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent.

028:021 To have respect of persons is not good: for for a piece of bread that man will transgress.

028:022 He that hasteth to be rich hath an evil eye, and considereth not that poverty shall come upon him.

028:023 He that rebuketh a man afterwards shall find more favour than he that flattereth with the tongue.

028:024 Whoso robbeth his father or his mother, and saith, It is no transgression; the same is the companion of a destroyer.

028:025 He that is of a proud heart stirreth up strife: but he that putteth his trust in the LORD shall be made fat.

028:026 He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered.

028:027 He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack: but he that hideth his eyes shall have many a curse.

028:028 When the wicked rise, men hide themselves: but when they perish, the righteous increase.

029:001 He, that being often reproved hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.

029:002 When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.

029:003 Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father: but he that keepeth company with harlots spendeth his substance.

029:004 The king by judgment establisheth the land: but he that receiveth gifts overthroweth it.

029:005 A man that flattereth his neighbour spreadeth a net for his feet.

029:006 In the transgression of an evil man there is a snare: but the righteous doth sing and rejoice.

029:007 The righteous considereth the cause of the poor: but the wicked regardeth not to know it.

029:008 Scornful men bring a city into a snare: but wise men turn away wrath.

029:009 If a wise man contendeth with a foolish man, whether he rage or laugh, there is no rest.

029:010 The bloodthirsty hate the upright: but the just seek his soul.

029:011 A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards.

029:012 If a ruler hearken to lies, all his servants are wicked.

029:013 The poor and the deceitful man meet together: the LORD lighteneth both their eyes.

029:014 The king that faithfully judgeth the poor, his throne shall be established for ever.

029:015 The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame.

029:016 When the wicked are multiplied, transgression increaseth: but the righteous shall see their fall.

029:017 Correct thy son, and he shall give thee rest; yea, he shall give delight unto thy soul.

029:018 Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.

029:019 A servant will not be corrected by words: for though he understand he will not answer.

029:020 Seest thou a man that is hasty in his words? there is more hope of a fool than of him.

029:021 He that delicately bringeth up his servant from a child shall have him become his son at the length.

029:022 An angry man stirreth up strife, and a furious man aboundeth in transgression.

029:023 A man's pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit.

029:024 Whoso is partner with a thief hateth his own soul: he heareth cursing, and bewrayeth it not.

029:025 The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe.

029:026 Many seek the ruler's favour; but every man's judgment cometh from the LORD.

029:027 An unjust man is an abomination to the just: and he that is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked.

030:001 The words of Agur the son of Jakeh, even the prophecy: the man spake unto Ithiel, even unto Ithiel and Ucal,

030:002 Surely I am more brutish than any man, and have not the understanding of a man.

030:003 I neither learned wisdom, nor have the knowledge of the holy.

030:004 Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended? who hath gathered the wind in his fists? who hath bound the waters in a garment? who hath established all the ends of the earth? what is his name, and what is his son's name, if thou canst tell?

030:005 Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.

030:006 Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.

030:007 Two things have I required of thee; deny me them not before I die:

030:008 Remove far from me vanity and lies: give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me:

030:009 Lest I be full, and deny thee, and say, Who is the LORD? or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain.

030:010 Accuse not a servant unto his master, lest he curse thee, and thou be found guilty.

030:011 There is a generation that curseth their father, and doth not bless their mother.

030:012 There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their filthiness.

030:013 There is a generation, O how lofty are their eyes! and their eyelids are lifted up.

030:014 There is a generation, whose teeth are as swords, and their jaw teeth as knives, to devour the poor from off the earth, and the needy from among men.

030:015 The horseleach hath two daughters, crying, Give, give. There are three things that are never satisfied, yea, four things say not, It is enough:

030:016 The grave; and the barren womb; the earth that is not filled with water; and the fire that saith not, It is enough.

030:017 The eye that mocketh at his father, and despiseth to obey his mother, the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, and the young eagles shall eat it.

030:018 There be three things which are too wonderful for me, yea, four which I know not:

030:019 The way of an eagle in the air; the way of a serpent upon a rock; the way of a ship in the midst of the sea; and the way of a man with a maid.

030:020 Such is the way of an adulterous woman; she eateth, and wipeth her mouth, and saith, I have done no wickedness.

030:021 For three things the earth is disquieted, and for four which it cannot bear:

030:022 For a servant when he reigneth; and a fool when he is filled with meat;

030:023 For an odious woman when she is married; and an handmaid that is heir to her mistress.

030:024 There be four things which are little upon the earth, but they are exceeding wise:

030:025 The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer;

030:026 The conies are but a feeble folk, yet make they their houses in the rocks;

030:027 The locusts have no king, yet go they forth all of them by bands;

030:028 The spider taketh hold with her hands, and is in kings' palaces.

030:029 There be three things which go well, yea, four are comely in going:

030:030 A lion which is strongest among beasts, and turneth not away for any;

030:031 A greyhound; an he goat also; and a king, against whom there is no rising up.

030:032 If thou hast done foolishly in lifting up thyself, or if thou hast thought evil, lay thine hand upon thy mouth.

030:033 Surely the churning of milk bringeth forth butter, and the wringing of the nose bringeth forth blood: so the forcing of wrath bringeth forth strife.

031:001 The words of king Lemuel, the prophecy that his mother taught him.

031:002 What, my son? and what, the son of my womb? and what, the son of my vows?

031:003 Give not thy strength unto women, nor thy ways to that which destroyeth kings.

031:004 It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine; nor for princes strong drink:

031:005 Lest they drink, and forget the law, and pervert the judgment of any of the afflicted.

031:006 Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto those that be of heavy hearts.

031:007 Let him drink, and forget his poverty, and remember his misery no more.

031:008 Open thy mouth for the dumb in the cause of all such as are appointed to destruction.

031:009 Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.

031:010 Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.

031:011 The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.

031:012 She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.

031:013 She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.

031:014 She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar.

031:015 She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.

031:016 She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.

031:017 She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms.

031:018 She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night.

031:019 She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff.

031:020 She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.

031:021 She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet.

031:022 She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple.

031:023 Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.

031:024 She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant.

031:025 Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.

031:026 She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.

031:027 She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.

031:028 Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.

031:029 Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.

031:030 Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised.

031:031 Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.

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Book 21 Ecclesiastes

001:001 The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem.

001:002 Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity.

001:003 What profit hath a man of all his labour which he taketh under the sun?

001:004 One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh: but the earth abideth for ever.

001:005 The sun also ariseth, and the sun goeth down, and hasteth to his place where he arose.

001:006 The wind goeth toward the south, and turneth about unto the north; it whirleth about continually, and the wind returneth again according to his circuits.

001:007 All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full; unto the place from whence the rivers come, thither they return again.

001:008 All things are full of labour; man cannot utter it: the eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing.

001:009 The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.

001:010 Is there any thing whereof it may be said, See, this is new? it hath been already of old time, which was before us.

001:011 There is no remembrance of former things; neither shall there be any remembrance of things that are to come with those that shall come after.

001:012 I the Preacher was king over Israel in Jerusalem.

001:013 And I gave my heart to seek and search out by wisdom concerning all things that are done under heaven: this sore travail hath God given to the sons of man to be exercised therewith.

001:014 I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and, behold, all is vanity and vexation of spirit.

001:015 That which is crooked cannot be made straight: and that which is wanting cannot be numbered.

001:016 I communed with mine own heart, saying, Lo, I am come to great estate, and have gotten more wisdom than all they that have been before me in Jerusalem: yea, my heart had great experience of wisdom and knowledge.

001:017 And I gave my heart to know wisdom, and to know madness and folly: I perceived that this also is vexation of spirit.

001:018 For in much wisdom is much grief: and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.

002:001 I said in mine heart, Go to now, I will prove thee with mirth, therefore enjoy pleasure: and, behold, this also is vanity.

002:002 I said of laughter, It is mad: and of mirth, What doeth it?

002:003 I sought in mine heart to give myself unto wine, yet acquainting mine heart with wisdom; and to lay hold on folly, till I might see what was that good for the sons of men, which they should do under the heaven all the days of their life.

002:004 I made me great works; I builded me houses; I planted me vineyards:

002:005 I made me gardens and orchards, and I planted trees in them of all kind of fruits:

002:006 I made me pools of water, to water therewith the wood that bringeth forth trees:

002:007 I got me servants and maidens, and had servants born in my house; also I had great possessions of great and small cattle above all that were in Jerusalem before me:

002:008 I gathered me also silver and gold, and the peculiar treasure of kings and of the provinces: I gat me men singers and women singers, and the delights of the sons of men, as musical instruments, and that of all sorts.

002:009 So I was great, and increased more than all that were before me in Jerusalem: also my wisdom remained with me.

002:010 And whatsoever mine eyes desired I kept not from them, I withheld not my heart from any joy; for my heart rejoiced in all my labour: and this was my portion of all my labour.

002:011 Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought, and on the labour that I had laboured to do: and, behold, all was vanity and vexation of spirit, and there was no profit under the sun.

002:012 And I turned myself to behold wisdom, and madness, and folly: for what can the man do that cometh after the king? even that which hath been already done.

002:013 Then I saw that wisdom excelleth folly, as far as light excelleth darkness.

002:014 The wise man's eyes are in his head; but the fool walketh in darkness: and I myself perceived also that one event happeneth to them all.

002:015 Then said I in my heart, As it happeneth to the fool, so it happeneth even to me; and why was I then more wise? Then I said in my heart, that this also is vanity.

002:016 For there is no remembrance of the wise more than of the fool for ever; seeing that which now is in the days to come shall all be forgotten. And how dieth the wise man? as the fool.

002:017 Therefore I hated life; because the work that is wrought under the sun is grievous unto me: for all is vanity and vexation of spirit.

002:018 Yea, I hated all my labour which I had taken under the sun: because I should leave it unto the man that shall be after me.

002:019 And who knoweth whether he shall be a wise man or a fool? yet shall he have rule over all my labour wherein I have laboured, and wherein I have shewed myself wise under the sun. This is also vanity.

002:020 Therefore I went about to cause my heart to despair of all the labour which I took under the sun.

002:021 For there is a man whose labour is in wisdom, and in knowledge, and in equity; yet to a man that hath not laboured therein shall he leave it for his portion. This also is vanity and a great evil.

002:022 For what hath man of all his labour, and of the vexation of his heart, wherein he hath laboured under the sun?

002:023 For all his days are sorrows, and his travail grief; yea, his heart taketh not rest in the night. This is also vanity.

002:024 There is nothing better for a man, than that he should eat and drink, and that he should make his soul enjoy good in his labour. This also I saw, that it was from the hand of God.

002:025 For who can eat, or who else can hasten hereunto, more than I?

002:026 For God giveth to a man that is good in his sight wisdom, and knowledge, and joy: but to the sinner he giveth travail, to gather and to heap up, that he may give to him that is good before God. This also is vanity and vexation of spirit.

003:001 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

003:002 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;

003:003 A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;

003:004 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

003:005 A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;

003:006 A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;

003:007 A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

003:008 A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.

003:009 What profit hath he that worketh in that wherein he laboureth?

003:010 I have seen the travail, which God hath given to the sons of men to be exercised in it.

003:011 He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.

003:012 I know that there is no good in them, but for a man to rejoice, and to do good in his life.

003:013 And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labour, it is the gift of God.

003:014 I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it: and God doeth it, that men should fear before him.

003:015 That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been; and God requireth that which is past.

003:016 And moreover I saw under the sun the place of judgment, that wickedness was there; and the place of righteousness, that iniquity was there.

003:017 I said in mine heart, God shall judge the righteous and the wicked: for there is a time there for every purpose and for every work.

003:018 I said in mine heart concerning the estate of the sons of men, that God might manifest them, and that they might see that they themselves are beasts.

003:019 For that which befalleth the sons of men befalleth beasts; even one thing befalleth them: as the one dieth, so dieth the other; yea, they have all one breath; so that a man hath no preeminence above a beast: for all is vanity.

003:020 All go unto one place; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again.

003:021 Who knoweth the spirit of man that goeth upward, and the spirit of the beast that goeth downward to the earth?

003:022 Wherefore I perceive that there is nothing better, than that a man should rejoice in his own works; for that is his portion: for who shall bring him to see what shall be after him?

004:001 So I returned, and considered all the oppressions that are done under the sun: and behold the tears of such as were oppressed, and they had no comforter; and on the side of their oppressors there was power; but they had no comforter.

004:002 Wherefore I praised the dead which are already dead more than the living which are yet alive.

004:003 Yea, better is he than both they, which hath not yet been, who hath not seen the evil work that is done under the sun.

004:004 Again, I considered all travail, and every right work, that for this a man is envied of his neighbour. This is also vanity and vexation of spirit.

004:005 The fool foldeth his hands together, and eateth his own flesh.

004:006 Better is an handful with quietness, than both the hands full with travail and vexation of spirit.

004:007 Then I returned, and I saw vanity under the sun.

004:008 There is one alone, and there is not a second; yea, he hath neither child nor brother: yet is there no end of all his labour; neither is his eye satisfied with riches; neither saith he, For whom do I labour, and bereave my soul of good? This is also vanity, yea, it is a sore travail.

004:009 Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour.

004:010 For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up.

004:011 Again, if two lie together, then they have heat: but how can one be warm alone?

004:012 And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.

004:013 Better is a poor and a wise child than an old and foolish king, who will no more be admonished.

004:014 For out of prison he cometh to reign; whereas also he that is born in his kingdom becometh poor.

004:015 I considered all the living which walk under the sun, with the second child that shall stand up in his stead.

004:016 There is no end of all the people, even of all that have been before them: they also that come after shall not rejoice in him. Surely this also is vanity and vexation of spirit.

005:001 Keep thy foot when thou goest to the house of God, and be more ready to hear, than to give the sacrifice of fools: for they consider not that they do evil.

005:002 Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thine heart be hasty to utter any thing before God: for God is in heaven, and thou upon earth: therefore let thy words be few.

005:003 For a dream cometh through the multitude of business; and a fool's voice is known by multitude of words.

005:004 When thou vowest a vow unto God, defer not to pay it; for he hath no pleasure in fools: pay that which thou hast vowed.

005:005 Better is it that thou shouldest not vow, than that thou shouldest vow and not pay.

005:006 Suffer not thy mouth to cause thy flesh to sin; neither say thou before the angel, that it was an error: wherefore should God be angry at thy voice, and destroy the work of thine hands?

005:007 For in the multitude of dreams and many words there are also divers vanities: but fear thou God.

005:008 If thou seest the oppression of the poor, and violent perverting of judgment and justice in a province, marvel not at the matter: for he that is higher than the highest regardeth; and there be higher than they.

005:009 Moreover the profit of the earth is for all: the king himself is served by the field.

005:010 He that loveth silver shall not be satisfied with silver; nor he that loveth abundance with increase: this is also vanity.

005:011 When goods increase, they are increased that eat them: and what good is there to the owners thereof, saving the beholding of them with their eyes?

005:012 The sleep of a labouring man is sweet, whether he eat little or much: but the abundance of the rich will not suffer him to sleep.

005:013 There is a sore evil which I have seen under the sun, namely, riches kept for the owners thereof to their hurt.

005:014 But those riches perish by evil travail: and he begetteth a son, and there is nothing in his hand.

005:015 As he came forth of his mother's womb, naked shall he return to go as he came, and shall take nothing of his labour, which he may carry away in his hand.

005:016 And this also is a sore evil, that in all points as he came, so shall he go: and what profit hath he that hath laboured for the wind?

005:017 All his days also he eateth in darkness, and he hath much sorrow and wrath with his sickness.

005:018 Behold that which I have seen: it is good and comely for one to eat and to drink, and to enjoy the good of all his labour that he taketh under the sun all the days of his life, which God giveth him: for it is his portion.

005:019 Every man also to whom God hath given riches and wealth, and hath given him power to eat thereof, and to take his portion, and to rejoice in his labour; this is the gift of God.

005:020 For he shall not much remember the days of his life; because God answereth him in the joy of his heart.

006:001 There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, and it is common among men:

006:002 A man to whom God hath given riches, wealth, and honour, so that he wanteth nothing for his soul of all that he desireth, yet God giveth him not power to eat thereof, but a stranger eateth it: this is vanity, and it is an evil disease.

006:003 If a man beget an hundred children, and live many years, so that the days of his years be many, and his soul be not filled with good, and also that he have no burial; I say, that an untimely birth is better than he.

006:004 For he cometh in with vanity, and departeth in darkness, and his name shall be covered with darkness.

006:005 Moreover he hath not seen the sun, nor known any thing: this hath more rest than the other.

006:006 Yea, though he live a thousand years twice told, yet hath he seen no good: do not all go to one place?

006:007 All the labour of man is for his mouth, and yet the appetite is not filled.

006:008 For what hath the wise more than the fool? what hath the poor, that knoweth to walk before the living?

006:009 Better is the sight of the eyes than the wandering of the desire: this is also vanity and vexation of spirit.

006:010 That which hath been is named already, and it is known that it is man: neither may he contend with him that is mightier than he.

006:011 Seeing there be many things that increase vanity, what is man the better?

006:012 For who knoweth what is good for man in this life, all the days of his vain life which he spendeth as a shadow? for who can tell a man what shall be after him under the sun?

007:001 A good name is better than precious ointment; and the day of death than the day of one's birth.

007:002 It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men; and the living will lay it to his heart.

007:003 Sorrow is better than laughter: for by the sadness of the countenance the heart is made better.

007:004 The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning; but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth.

007:005 It is better to hear the rebuke of the wise, than for a man to hear the song of fools.

007:006 For as the crackling of thorns under a pot, so is the laughter of the fool: this also is vanity.

007:007 Surely oppression maketh a wise man mad; and a gift destroyeth the heart.

007:008 Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof: and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.

007:009 Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry: for anger resteth in the bosom of fools.

007:010 Say not thou, What is the cause that the former days were better than these? for thou dost not enquire wisely concerning this.

007:011 Wisdom is good with an inheritance: and by it there is profit to them that see the sun.

007:012 For wisdom is a defence, and money is a defence: but the excellency of knowledge is, that wisdom giveth life to them that have it.

007:013 Consider the work of God: for who can make that straight, which he hath made crooked?

007:014 In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity consider: God also hath set the one over against the other, to the end that man should find nothing after him.

007:015 All things have I seen in the days of my vanity: there is a just man that perisheth in his righteousness, and there is a wicked man that prolongeth his life in his wickedness.

007:016 Be not righteous over much; neither make thyself over wise: why shouldest thou destroy thyself ?

007:017 Be not over much wicked, neither be thou foolish: why shouldest thou die before thy time?

007:018 It is good that thou shouldest take hold of this; yea, also from this withdraw not thine hand: for he that feareth God shall come forth of them all.

007:019 Wisdom strengtheneth the wise more than ten mighty men which are in the city.

007:020 For there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not.

007:021 Also take no heed unto all words that are spoken; lest thou hear thy servant curse thee:

007:022 For oftentimes also thine own heart knoweth that thou thyself likewise hast cursed others.

007:023 All this have I proved by wisdom: I said, I will be wise; but it was far from me.

007:024 That which is far off, and exceeding deep, who can find it out?

007:025 I applied mine heart to know, and to search, and to seek out wisdom, and the reason of things, and to know the wickedness of folly, even of foolishness and madness:

007:026 And I find more bitter than death the woman, whose heart is snares and nets, and her hands as bands: whoso pleaseth God shall escape from her; but the sinner shall be taken by her.

007:027 Behold, this have I found, saith the preacher, counting one by one, to find out the account:

007:028 Which yet my soul seeketh, but I find not: one man among a thousand have I found; but a woman among all those have I not found.

007:029 Lo, this only have I found, that God hath made man upright; but they have sought out many inventions.

008:001 Who is as the wise man? and who knoweth the interpretation of a thing? a man's wisdom maketh his face to shine, and the boldness of his face shall be changed.

008:002 I counsel thee to keep the king's commandment, and that in regard of the oath of God.

008:003 Be not hasty to go out of his sight: stand not in an evil thing; for he doeth whatsoever pleaseth him.

008:004 Where the word of a king is, there is power: and who may say unto him, What doest thou?

008:005 Whoso keepeth the commandment shall feel no evil thing: and a wise man's heart discerneth both time and judgment.

008:006 Because to every purpose there is time and judgment, therefore the misery of man is great upon him.

008:007 For he knoweth not that which shall be: for who can tell him when it shall be?

008:008 There is no man that hath power over the spirit to retain the spirit; neither hath he power in the day of death: and there is no discharge in that war; neither shall wickedness deliver those that are given to it.

008:009 All this have I seen, and applied my heart unto every work that is done under the sun: there is a time wherein one man ruleth over another to his own hurt.

008:010 And so I saw the wicked buried, who had come and gone from the place of the holy, and they were forgotten in the city where they had so done: this is also vanity.

008:011 Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.

008:012 Though a sinner do evil an hundred times, and his days be prolonged, yet surely I know that it shall be well with them that fear God, which fear before him:

008:013 But it shall not be well with the wicked, neither shall he prolong his days, which are as a shadow; because he feareth not before God.

008:014 There is a vanity which is done upon the earth; that there be just men, unto whom it happeneth according to the work of the wicked; again, there be wicked men, to whom it happeneth according to the work of the righteous: I said that this also is vanity.

008:015 Then I commended mirth, because a man hath no better thing under the sun, than to eat, and to drink, and to be merry: for that shall abide with him of his labour the days of his life, which God giveth him under the sun.

008:016 When I applied mine heart to know wisdom, and to see the business that is done upon the earth: (for also there is that neither day nor night seeth sleep with his eyes:)

008:017 Then I beheld all the work of God, that a man cannot find out the work that is done under the sun: because though a man labour to seek it out, yet he shall not find it; yea farther; though a wise man think to know it, yet shall he not be able to find it.

009:001 For all this I considered in my heart even to declare all this, that the righteous, and the wise, and their works, are in the hand of God: no man knoweth either love or hatred by all that is before them.

009:002 All things come alike to all: there is one event to the righteous, and to the wicked; to the good and to the clean, and to the unclean; to him that sacrificeth, and to him that sacrificeth not: as is the good, so is the sinner; and he that sweareth, as he that feareth an oath.

009:003 This is an evil among all things that are done under the sun, that there is one event unto all: yea, also the heart of the sons of men is full of evil, and madness is in their heart while they live, and after that they go to the dead.

009:004 For to him that is joined to all the living there is hope: for a living dog is better than a dead lion.

009:005 For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten.

009:006 Also their love, and their hatred, and their envy, is now perished; neither have they any more a portion for ever in any thing that is done under the sun.

009:007 Go thy way, eat thy bread with joy, and drink thy wine with a merry heart; for God now accepteth thy works.

009:008 Let thy garments be always white; and let thy head lack no ointment.

009:009 Live joyfully with the wife whom thou lovest all the days of the life of thy vanity, which he hath given thee under the sun, all the days of thy vanity: for that is thy portion in this life, and in thy labour which thou takest under the sun.

009:010 Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.

009:011 I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.

009:012 For man also knoweth not his time: as the fishes that are taken in an evil net, and as the birds that are caught in the snare; so are the sons of men snared in an evil time, when it falleth suddenly upon them.

009:013 This wisdom have I seen also under the sun, and it seemed great unto me:

009:014 There was a little city, and few men within it; and there came a great king against it, and besieged it, and built great bulwarks against it:

009:015 Now there was found in it a poor wise man, and he by his wisdom delivered the city; yet no man remembered that same poor man.

009:016 Then said I, Wisdom is better than strength: nevertheless the poor man's wisdom is despised, and his words are not heard.

009:017 The words of wise men are heard in quiet more than the cry of him that ruleth among fools.

009:018 Wisdom is better than weapons of war: but one sinner destroyeth much good.

010:001 Dead flies cause the ointment of the apothecary to send forth a stinking savour: so doth a little folly him that is in reputation for wisdom and honour.

010:002 A wise man's heart is at his right hand; but a fool's heart at his left.

010:003 Yea also, when he that is a fool walketh by the way, his wisdom faileth him, and he saith to every one that he is a fool.

010:004 If the spirit of the ruler rise up against thee, leave not thy place; for yielding pacifieth great offences.

010:005 There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, as an error which proceedeth from the ruler:

010:006 Folly is set in great dignity, and the rich sit in low place.

010:007 I have seen servants upon horses, and princes walking as servants upon the earth.

010:008 He that diggeth a pit shall fall into it; and whoso breaketh an hedge, a serpent shall bite him.

010:009 Whoso removeth stones shall be hurt therewith; and he that cleaveth wood shall be endangered thereby.

010:010 If the iron be blunt, and he do not whet the edge, then must he put to more strength: but wisdom is profitable to direct.

010:011 Surely the serpent will bite without enchantment; and a babbler is no better.

010:012 The words of a wise man's mouth are gracious; but the lips of a fool will swallow up himself.

010:013 The beginning of the words of his mouth is foolishness: and the end of his talk is mischievous madness.

010:014 A fool also is full of words: a man cannot tell what shall be; and what shall be after him, who can tell him?

010:015 The labour of the foolish wearieth every one of them, because he knoweth not how to go to the city.

010:016 Woe to thee, O land, when thy king is a child, and thy princes eat in the morning!

010:017 Blessed art thou, O land, when thy king is the son of nobles, and thy princes eat in due season, for strength, and not for drunkenness!

010:018 By much slothfulness the building decayeth; and through idleness of the hands the house droppeth through.

010:019 A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.

010:020 Curse not the king, no not in thy thought; and curse not the rich in thy bedchamber: for a bird of the air shall carry the voice, and that which hath wings shall tell the matter.

011:001 Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days.

011:002 Give a portion to seven, and also to eight; for thou knowest not what evil shall be upon the earth.

011:003 If the clouds be full of rain, they empty themselves upon the earth: and if the tree fall toward the south, or toward the north, in the place where the tree falleth, there it shall be.

011:004 He that observeth the wind shall not sow; and he that regardeth the clouds shall not reap.

011:005 As thou knowest not what is the way of the spirit, nor how the bones do grow in the womb of her that is with child: even so thou knowest not the works of God who maketh all.

011:006 In the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening withhold not thine hand: for thou knowest not whether shall prosper, either this or that, or whether they both shall be alike good.

011:007 Truly the light is sweet, and a pleasant thing it is for the eyes to behold the sun:

011:008 But if a man live many years, and rejoice in them all; yet let him remember the days of darkness; for they shall be many. All that cometh is vanity.

011:009 Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth; and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thine heart, and in the sight of thine eyes: but know thou, that for all these things God will bring thee into judgment.

011:010 Therefore remove sorrow from thy heart, and put away evil from thy flesh: for childhood and youth are vanity.

012:001 Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them;

012:002 While the sun, or the light, or the moon, or the stars, be not darkened, nor the clouds return after the rain:

012:003 In the day when the keepers of the house shall tremble, and the strong men shall bow themselves, and the grinders cease because they are few, and those that look out of the windows be darkened,

012:004 And the doors shall be shut in the streets, when the sound of the grinding is low, and he shall rise up at the voice of the bird, and all the daughters of musick shall be brought low;

012:005 Also when they shall be afraid of that which is high, and fears shall be in the way, and the almond tree shall flourish, and the grasshopper shall be a burden, and desire shall fail: because man goeth to his long home, and the mourners go about the streets:

012:006 Or ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken, or the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern.

012:007 Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.

012:008 Vanity of vanities, saith the preacher; all is vanity.

012:009 And moreover, because the preacher was wise, he still taught the people knowledge; yea, he gave good heed, and sought out, and set in order many proverbs.

012:010 The preacher sought to find out acceptable words: and that which was written was upright, even words of truth.

012:011 The words of the wise are as goads, and as nails fastened by the masters of assemblies, which are given from one shepherd.

012:012 And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.

012:013 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.

012:014 For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.

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Book 22 Song of Solomon (Song of Songs)

001:001 The song of songs, which is Solomon's.

001:002 Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth: for thy love is better than wine.

001:003 Because of the savour of thy good ointments thy name is as ointment poured forth, therefore do the virgins love thee.

001:004 Draw me, we will run after thee: the king hath brought me into his chambers: we will be glad and rejoice in thee, we will remember thy love more than wine: the upright love thee.

001:005 I am black, but comely, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, as the tents of Kedar, as the curtains of Solomon.

001:006 Look not upon me, because I am black, because the sun hath looked upon me: my mother's children were angry with me; they made me the keeper of the vineyards; but mine own vineyard have I not kept.

001:007 Tell me, O thou whom my soul loveth, where thou feedest, where thou makest thy flock to rest at noon: for why should I be as one that turneth aside by the flocks of thy companions?

001:008 If thou know not, O thou fairest among women, go thy way forth by the footsteps of the flock, and feed thy kids beside the shepherds' tents.

001:009 I have compared thee, O my love, to a company of horses in Pharaoh's chariots.

001:010 Thy cheeks are comely with rows of jewels, thy neck with chains of gold.

001:011 We will make thee borders of gold with studs of silver.

001:012 While the king sitteth at his table, my spikenard sendeth forth the smell thereof.

001:013 A bundle of myrrh is my well-beloved unto me; he shall lie all night betwixt my breasts.

001:014 My beloved is unto me as a cluster of camphire in the vineyards of Engedi.

001:015 Behold, thou art fair, my love; behold, thou art fair; thou hast doves' eyes.

001:016 Behold, thou art fair, my beloved, yea, pleasant: also our bed is green.

001:017 The beams of our house are cedar, and our rafters of fir.

002:001 I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys.

002:002 As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters.

002:003 As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so is my beloved among the sons. I sat down under his shadow with great delight, and his fruit was sweet to my taste.

002:004 He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love.

002:005 Stay me with flagons, comfort me with apples: for I am sick of love.

002:006 His left hand is under my head, and his right hand doth embrace me.

002:007 I charge you, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, by the roes, and by the hinds of the field, that ye stir not up, nor awake my love, till he please.

002:008 The voice of my beloved! behold, he cometh leaping upon the mountains, skipping upon the hills.

002:009 My beloved is like a roe or a young hart: behold, he standeth behind our wall, he looketh forth at the windows, shewing himself through the lattice.

002:010 My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away.

002:011 For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone;

002:012 The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land;

002:013 The fig tree putteth forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.

002:014 O my dove, that art in the clefts of the rock, in the secret places of the stairs, let me see thy countenance, let me hear thy voice; for sweet is thy voice, and thy countenance is comely.

002:015 Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines: for our vines have tender grapes.

002:016 My beloved is mine, and I am his: he feedeth among the lilies.

002:017 Until the day break, and the shadows flee away, turn, my beloved, and be thou like a roe or a young hart upon the mountains of Bether.

003:001 By night on my bed I sought him whom my soul loveth: I sought him, but I found him not.

003:002 I will rise now, and go about the city in the streets, and in the broad ways I will seek him whom my soul loveth: I sought him, but I found him not.

003:003 The watchmen that go about the city found me: to whom I said, Saw ye him whom my soul loveth?

003:004 It was but a little that I passed from them, but I found him whom my soul loveth: I held him, and would not let him go, until I had brought him into my mother's house, and into the chamber of her that conceived me.

003:005 I charge you, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, by the roes, and by the hinds of the field, that ye stir not up, nor awake my love, till he please.

003:006 Who is this that cometh out of the wilderness like pillars of smoke, perfumed with myrrh and frankincense, with all powders of the merchant?

003:007 Behold his bed, which is Solomon's; threescore valiant men are about it, of the valiant of Israel.

003:008 They all hold swords, being expert in war: every man hath his sword upon his thigh because of fear in the night.

003:009 King Solomon made himself a chariot of the wood of Lebanon.

003:010 He made the pillars thereof of silver, the bottom thereof of gold, the covering of it of purple, the midst thereof being paved with love, for the daughters of Jerusalem.

003:011 Go forth, O ye daughters of Zion, and behold king Solomon with the crown wherewith his mother crowned him in the day of his espousals, and in the day of the gladness of his heart.

004:001 Behold, thou art fair, my love; behold, thou art fair; thou hast doves' eyes within thy locks: thy hair is as a flock of goats, that appear from mount Gilead.

004:002 Thy teeth are like a flock of sheep that are even shorn, which came up from the washing; whereof every one bear twins, and none is barren among them.

004:003 Thy lips are like a thread of scarlet, and thy speech is comely: thy temples are like a piece of a pomegranate within thy locks.

004:004 Thy neck is like the tower of David builded for an armoury, whereon there hang a thousand bucklers, all shields of mighty men.

004:005 Thy two breasts are like two young roes that are twins, which feed among the lilies.

004:006 Until the day break, and the shadows flee away, I will get me to the mountain of myrrh, and to the hill of frankincense.

004:007 Thou art all fair, my love; there is no spot in thee.

004:008 Come with me from Lebanon, my spouse, with me from Lebanon: look from the top of Amana, from the top of Shenir and Hermon, from the lions' dens, from the mountains of the leopards.

004:009 Thou hast ravished my heart, my sister, my spouse; thou hast ravished my heart with one of thine eyes, with one chain of thy neck.

004:010 How fair is thy love, my sister, my spouse! how much better is thy love than wine! and the smell of thine ointments than all spices!

004:011 Thy lips, O my spouse, drop as the honeycomb: honey and milk are under thy tongue; and the smell of thy garments is like the smell of Lebanon.

004:012 A garden inclosed is my sister, my spouse; a spring shut up, a fountain sealed.

004:013 Thy plants are an orchard of pomegranates, with pleasant fruits; camphire, with spikenard,

004:014 Spikenard and saffron; calamus and cinnamon, with all trees of frankincense; myrrh and aloes, with all the chief spices:

004:015 A fountain of gardens, a well of living waters, and streams from Lebanon.

004:016 Awake, O north wind; and come, thou south; blow upon my garden, that the spices thereof may flow out. Let my beloved come into his garden, and eat his pleasant fruits.

005:001 I am come into my garden, my sister, my spouse: I have gathered my myrrh with my spice; I have eaten my honeycomb with my honey; I have drunk my wine with my milk: eat, O friends; drink, yea, drink abundantly, O beloved.

005:002 I sleep, but my heart waketh: it is the voice of my beloved that knocketh, saying, Open to me, my sister, my love, my dove, my undefiled: for my head is filled with dew, and my locks with the drops of the night.

005:003 I have put off my coat; how shall I put it on? I have washed my feet; how shall I defile them?

005:004 My beloved put in his hand by the hole of the door, and my bowels were moved for him.

005:005 I rose up to open to my beloved; and my hands dropped with myrrh, and my fingers with sweet smelling myrrh, upon the handles of the lock.

005:006 I opened to my beloved; but my beloved had withdrawn himself, and was gone: my soul failed when he spake: I sought him, but I could not find him; I called him, but he gave me no answer.

005:007 The watchmen that went about the city found me, they smote me, they wounded me; the keepers of the walls took away my veil from me.

005:008 I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, if ye find my beloved, that ye tell him, that I am sick of love.

005:009 What is thy beloved more than another beloved, O thou fairest among women? what is thy beloved more than another beloved, that thou dost so charge us?

005:010 My beloved is white and ruddy, the chiefest among ten thousand.

005:011 His head is as the most fine gold, his locks are bushy, and black as a raven.

005:012 His eyes are as the eyes of doves by the rivers of waters, washed with milk, and fitly set.

005:013 His cheeks are as a bed of spices, as sweet flowers: his lips like lilies, dropping sweet smelling myrrh.

005:014 His hands are as gold rings set with the beryl: his belly is as bright ivory overlaid with sapphires.

005:015 His legs are as pillars of marble, set upon sockets of fine gold: his countenance is as Lebanon, excellent as the cedars.

005:016 His mouth is most sweet: yea, he is altogether lovely. This is my beloved, and this is my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem.

006:001 Whither is thy beloved gone, O thou fairest among women? whither is thy beloved turned aside? that we may seek him with thee.

006:002 My beloved is gone down into his garden, to the beds of spices, to feed in the gardens, and to gather lilies.

006:003 I am my beloved's, and my beloved is mine: he feedeth among the lilies.

006:004 Thou art beautiful, O my love, as Tirzah, comely as Jerusalem, terrible as an army with banners.

006:005 Turn away thine eyes from me, for they have overcome me: thy hair is as a flock of goats that appear from Gilead.

006:006 Thy teeth are as a flock of sheep which go up from the washing, whereof every one beareth twins, and there is not one barren among them.

006:007 As a piece of a pomegranate are thy temples within thy locks.

006:008 There are threescore queens, and fourscore concubines, and virgins without number.

006:009 My dove, my undefiled is but one; she is the only one of her mother, she is the choice one of her that bare her. The daughters saw her, and blessed her; yea, the queens and the concubines, and they praised her.

006:010 Who is she that looketh forth as the morning, fair as the moon, clear as the sun, and terrible as an army with banners?

006:011 I went down into the garden of nuts to see the fruits of the valley, and to see whether the vine flourished and the pomegranates budded.

006:012 Or ever I was aware, my soul made me like the chariots of Amminadib.

006:013 Return, return, O Shulamite; return, return, that we may look upon thee. What will ye see in the Shulamite? As it were the company of two armies.

007:001 How beautiful are thy feet with shoes, O prince's daughter! the joints of thy thighs are like jewels, the work of the hands of a cunning workman.

007:002 Thy navel is like a round goblet, which wanteth not liquor: thy belly is like an heap of wheat set about with lilies.

007:003 Thy two breasts are like two young roes that are twins.

007:004 Thy neck is as a tower of ivory; thine eyes like the fishpools in Heshbon, by the gate of Bathrabbim: thy nose is as the tower of Lebanon which looketh toward Damascus.

007:005 Thine head upon thee is like Carmel, and the hair of thine head like purple; the king is held in the galleries.

007:006 How fair and how pleasant art thou, O love, for delights!

007:007 This thy stature is like to a palm tree, and thy breasts to clusters of grapes.

007:008 I said, I will go up to the palm tree, I will take hold of the boughs thereof: now also thy breasts shall be as clusters of the vine, and the smell of thy nose like apples;

007:009 And the roof of thy mouth like the best wine for my beloved, that goeth down sweetly, causing the lips of those that are asleep to speak.

007:010 I am my beloved's, and his desire is toward me.

007:011 Come, my beloved, let us go forth into the field; let us lodge in the villages.

007:012 Let us get up early to the vineyards; let us see if the vine flourish, whether the tender grape appear, and the pomegranates bud forth: there will I give thee my loves.

007:013 The mandrakes give a smell, and at our gates are all manner of pleasant fruits, new and old, which I have laid up for thee, O my beloved.

008:001 O that thou wert as my brother, that sucked the breasts of my mother! when I should find thee without, I would kiss thee; yea, I should not be despised.

008:002 I would lead thee, and bring thee into my mother's house, who would instruct me: I would cause thee to drink of spiced wine of the juice of my pomegranate.

008:003 His left hand should be under my head, and his right hand should embrace me.

008:004 I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, that ye stir not up, nor awake my love, until he please.

008:005 Who is this that cometh up from the wilderness, leaning upon her beloved? I raised thee up under the apple tree: there thy mother brought thee forth: there she brought thee forth that bare thee.

008:006 Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm: for love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement flame.

008:007 Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it: if a man would give all the substance of his house for love, it would utterly be contemned.

008:008 We have a little sister, and she hath no breasts: what shall we do for our sister in the day when she shall be spoken for?

008:009 If she be a wall, we will build upon her a palace of silver: and if she be a door, we will inclose her with boards of cedar.

008:010 I am a wall, and my breasts like towers: then was I in his eyes as one that found favour.

008:011 Solomon had a vineyard at Baalhamon; he let out the vineyard unto keepers; every one for the fruit thereof was to bring a thousand pieces of silver.

008:012 My vineyard, which is mine, is before me: thou, O Solomon, must have a thousand, and those that keep the fruit thereof two hundred.

008:013 Thou that dwellest in the gardens, the companions hearken to thy voice: cause me to hear it.

008:014 Make haste, my beloved, and be thou like to a roe or to a young hart upon the mountains of spices.

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