88:1Jehovah, God of my salvation, I have cried by day and in the night before thee.
88:2Let my prayer come before thee; incline thine ear unto my cry.
88:3For my soul is full of troubles, and my life draweth nigh to Sheol.
88:4I am reckoned with them that go down into the pit; I am as a man that hath no strength:
88:6Thou hast laid me in the lowest pit, in dark places, in the deeps.
88:7Thy fury lieth hard upon me, and thou hast afflicted me with all thy waves. Selah.
88:8Thou hast put my familiar friends far from me; thou hast made me an abomination unto them: I am shut up, and I cannot come forth.
88:9Mine eye consumeth by reason of affliction. Upon thee, Jehovah, have I called every day; I have stretched out my hands unto thee.
88:11Shall thy loving-kindness be declared in the grave? thy faithfulness in Destruction?
88:12Shall thy wonders be known in the dark? and thy righteousness in the land of forgetfulness?
88:13But as for me, Jehovah, I cry unto thee, and in the morning my prayer cometh before thee.
88:14Why, O Jehovah, castest thou off my soul? why hidest thou thy face from me?
88:15I am afflicted and expiring from my youth up; I suffer thy terrors, and I am distracted.
88:16Thy fierce anger hath gone over me; thy terrors have brought me to nought:
88:17They have surrounded me all the day like water; they have compassed me about together.
88:18Lover and associate hast thou put far from me: my familiar friends are darkness.
89:1I will sing of the loving-kindness of Jehovah for ever; with my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness from generation to generation.
89:2For I said, Loving-kindness shall be built up for ever; in the very heavens wilt thou establish thy faithfulness.
89:3I have made a covenant with mine elect, I have sworn unto David my servant:
89:4Thy seed will I establish for ever, and build up thy throne from generation to generation. Selah.
89:8Jehovah, God of hosts, who is like unto thee, the strong Jah? And thy faithfulness is round about thee.
89:9*Thou* rulest the pride of the sea: when its waves arise, *thou* stillest them.
89:10Thou hast crushed Rahab as one that is slain; thou hast scattered thine enemies with the arm of thy strength.
89:11Thine are the heavens, the earth also is thine; the world and its fulness, *thou* hast founded them.
89:12The north and the south, *thou* hast created them: Tabor and Hermon triumph in thy name.
89:13Thine is the arm of might: strong is thy hand, high is thy right hand.
89:14Righteousness and judgment are the foundation of thy throne; loving-kindness and truth go before thy face.
89:15Blessed is the people that know the shout of joy: they walk, O Jehovah, in the light of thy countenance.
89:16In thy name are they joyful all the day, and in thy righteousness are they exalted.
89:17For thou art the glory of their strength; and in thy favour our horn shall be exalted.
89:18For Jehovah is our shield, and the Holy One of Israel, our king.
89:20I have found David my servant; with my holy oil have I anointed him:
89:21With whom my hand shall be established; and mine arm shall strengthen him.
89:22No enemy shall exact upon him, nor the son of wickedness afflict him;
89:23But I will beat down his adversaries before his face, and will smite them that hate him.
89:24And my faithfulness and my loving-kindness shall be with him, and by my name shall his horn be exalted.
89:25And I will set his hand in the sea, and his right hand in the rivers.
89:26*He* shall call unto me, Thou art my father, my łGod, and the rock of my salvation;
89:27And as to me, I will make him firstborn, the highest of the kings of the earth.
89:28My loving-kindness will I keep for him for evermore, and my covenant shall stand fast with him;
89:29And I will establish his seed for ever, and his throne as the days of heaven.
89:30If his sons forsake my law, and walk not in mine ordinances;
89:31If they profane my statutes, and keep not my commandments:
89:32Then will I visit their transgression with the rod, and their iniquity with stripes.
89:33Nevertheless my loving-kindness will I not utterly take from him, nor belie my faithfulness;
89:34My covenant will I not profane, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips.
89:35Once have I sworn by my holiness; I will not lie unto David:
89:36His seed shall endure for ever, and his throne as the sun before me;
89:37It shall be established for ever as the moon, and the witness in the sky is firm. Selah.
89:38But thou hast rejected and cast off; thou hast been very wroth with thine anointed:
89:39Thou hast made void the covenant of thy servant; thou hast profaned his crown to the ground:
89:40Thou hast broken down all his hedges; thou hast brought his strongholds to ruin.
89:41All that pass by the way plunder him; he is become a reproach to his neighbours.
89:42Thou hast exalted the right hand of his oppressors; thou hast made all his enemies to rejoice:
89:43Yea, thou hast turned back the edge of his sword, and hast not made him stand in the battle.
89:44Thou hast made his brightness to cease, and cast his throne down to the ground;
89:45The days of his youth hast thou shortened; thou hast covered him with shame. Selah.
89:46How long, Jehovah, wilt thou hide thyself for ever? shall thy fury burn like fire?
89:47Remember, as regards me, what life is. Wherefore hast thou created all the children of men to be vanity?
89:48What man liveth, and shall not see death? Shall he deliver his soul from the power of Sheol? Selah.
89:49Where, Lord, are thy former loving-kindnesses, which thou swarest unto David in thy faithfulness?
89:50Remember, Lord, the reproach of thy servants -- that I bear in my bosom that of all the mighty peoples --
89:51Wherewith thine enemies, O Jehovah, have reproached, wherewith they have reproached the footsteps of thine anointed.
89:52Blessed be Jehovah for evermore! Amen, and Amen.
90:1Lord, *thou* hast been our dwelling-place in all generations.
90:3Thou makest mortal man to return to dust, and sayest, Return, children of men.
90:4For a thousand years, in thy sight, are as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night.
90:5Thou carriest them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep: in the morning they are like grass that groweth up:
90:6In the morning it flourisheth and groweth up; in the evening it is cut down and withereth.
90:7For we are consumed by thine anger, and by thy fury are we troubled.
90:8Thou hast set our iniquities before thee, our secret sins in the light of thy countenance.
90:9For all our days pass away in thy wrath: we spend our years as a passing thought.
90:10The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if, by reason of strength, they be fourscore years, yet their pride is labour and vanity, for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.
90:11Who knoweth the power of thine anger? and thy wrath according to the fear of thee?
90:12So teach us to number our days, that we may acquire a wise heart.
90:13Return, Jehovah: how long? and let it repent thee concerning thy servants.
90:14Satisfy us early with thy loving-kindness; that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.
90:15Make us glad according to the days wherein thou hast afflicted us, according to the years wherein we have seen evil.
90:16Let thy work appear unto thy servants, and thy majesty unto their sons.
90:17And let the beauty of Jehovah our God be upon us; and establish thou the work of our hands upon us: yea, the work of our hands, establish thou it.