Book of Psalms (Author Moses, David, Solomon, Asaph, Eman, Ethan, sons of Core, compiled by Esdras)

109:1¤ O God, be not thou silent in my praise:

109:2for the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of the deceitful man is opened against me.

109:3They have spoken against me with deceitful tongues; and they have compassed me about with words of hatred; and have fought against me without cause.

109:4Instead of making me a return of love, they detracted me: but I gave myself to prayer.

109:5And they repaid me evil for good: and hatred for my love.

109:6Set thou the sinner over him: and may the devil stand at his right hand.

109:7When he is judged, may he go out condemned; and may his prayer be turned to sin.

109:8May his days be few: and his bishopric let another take.

109:9May his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow.

109:10Let his children be carried about vagabonds, and beg; and let them be cast out of their dwellings.

109:11May the usurer search all his substance: and let strangers plunder his labours.

109:12May there be none to help him: nor none to pity his fatherless offspring.

109:13May his posterity be cut off; in one generation may his name be blotted out.

109:14May the iniquity of his fathers be remembered in the sight of the Lord: and let not the sin of his mother be blotted out.

109:15May they be before the Lord continually, and let the memory of them perish from the earth:

109:16because he remembered not to shew mercy,

109:17But persecuted the poor man and the beggar; and the broken in heart, to put him to death.

109:18And he loved cursing, and it shall come unto him: and he would not have blessing, and it shall be far from him. And he put on cursing, like a garment: and it went in like water into his entrails, and like oil in his bones.

109:19May it be unto him like a garment which covereth him; and like a girdle with which he is girded continually.

109:20This is the work of them who detract me before the Lord; and who speak evils against my soul.

109:21But thou, O Lord, do with me for thy name's sake: because thy mercy is sweet. Do thou deliver me,

109:22For I am poor and needy, and my heart is troubled within me.

109:23I am taken away like the shadow when it declineth: and I am shaken off as locusts.

109:24My knees are weakened through fasting: and my flesh is changed for oil.

109:25And I am become a reproach to them: they saw me and they shaked their heads.

109:26Help me, O Lord my God; save me; according to thy mercy.

109:27And let them know that this is thy hand: and that thou, O Lord, hast done it.

109:28They will curse and thou wilt bless: let them that rise up against me be confounded: but thy servant shall rejoice.

109:29Let them that detract me be clothed with shame: and let them be covered with their confusion as with a double cloak.

109:30I will give great thanks to the Lord with my mouth: and in the midst of many I will praise him.

109:31Because he hath stood at the right hand of the poor, to save my soul from persecutors.

110:1¤ The Lord said to my Lord: Sit thou at my right hand: Until I make thy enemies thy footstool.

110:2The Lord will send forth the sceptre of thy power out of Sion: rule thou in the midst of thy enemies.

110:3With thee is the principality in the day of thy strength: in the brightness of the saints: from the womb before the day star I begot thee.

110:4The Lord hath sworn, and he will not repent: Thou art a priest for ever according to the order of Melchisedech.

110:5The Lord at thy right hand hath broken kings in the day of his wrath.

110:6He shall judge among nations, he shall fill ruins: he shall crush the heads in the land of many.

110:7He shall drink of the torrent in the way: therefore shall he lift up the head.

111:1¤ I will praise thee, O Lord, with my whole heart; in the council of the just, and in the congregation.

111:2Great are the works of the Lord: sought out according to all his wills.

111:3His work is praise and magnificence: and his justice continueth for ever and ever.

111:4He hath made a remembrance of his wonderful works, being a merciful and gracious Lord:

111:5He hath given food to them that fear him. He will be mindful for ever of his covenant:

111:6He will shew forth to his people the power of his works.

111:7That he may give them the inheritance of the Gentiles: the works of his hands are truth and judgment.

111:8All his commandments are faithful: confirmed for ever and ever, made in truth and equity.

111:9He hath sent redemption to his people: he hath commanded his covenant for ever. Holy and terrible is his name:

111:10The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. A good understanding to all that do it: his praise continueth for ever and ever.

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