Psalms (Author Moses, David, Solomon, Asaph, Heman, Ethan, sons of Korah, compiled by Ezra)

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:

88:5Prostrate among the dead, like the slain that lie in the grave; whom thou rememberest no more, and who are cut off from thy hand.

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.

88:10Wilt thou do wonders to the dead? shall the shades arise and praise thee? Selah.

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.

89:5And the heavens shall celebrate thy wonders, O Jehovah, and thy faithfulness in the congregation of the saints.

89:6For who in the heaven can be compared to Jehovah? who among the sons of the mighty shall be likened to Jehovah?

89:7łGod is greatly to be feared in the council of the saints, and terrible for all that are round about him.

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.

89:19Then thou spakest in vision of thy Holy One, and saidst, I have laid help upon a mighty one; I have exalted one chosen out of the people.

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.

90:2Before the mountains were brought forth, and thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from eternity to eternity thou art łGod.

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.

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