THE HOLY BIBLE Douay-Rheims

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

19:1¤ The heavens shew forth the glory of God, and the firmament declareth the work of his hands.

19:2Day to day uttereth speech, and night to night sheweth knowledge.

19:3There are no speeches nor languages, where their voices are not heard.

19:4Their sound hath gone forth into all the earth: and their words unto the ends of the world.

19:5He hath set his tabernacle in the sun: and he as a bridegroom coming out of his bridechamber, Hath rejoiced as a giant to run the way:

19:6His going out is from the end of heaven, And his circuit even to the end thereof: and there is no one that can hide himself from his heat.

19:7The law of the Lord is unspotted, converting souls: the testimony of the Lord is faithful, giving wisdom to little ones.

19:8The justices of the Lord are right, rejoicing hearts: the commandment of the Lord is lightsome, enlightening the eyes.

19:9The fear of the Lord is holy, enduring for ever and ever: the judgments of the Lord are true, justified in themselves.

19:10More to be desired than gold and many precious stones: and sweeter than honey and the honeycomb.

19:11For thy servant keepeth them, and in keeping them there is a great reward.

19:12Who can understand sins? from my secret ones cleanse me, O Lord:

19:13And from those of others spare thy servant. If they shall have no dominion over me, then shall I be without spot: and I shall be cleansed from the greatest sin.

19:14And the words of my mouth shall be such as may please: and the meditation of my heart always in thy sight. O Lord, my helper and my Redeemer.

20:1¤ May the Lord hear thee in the day of tribulation: may the name of the God of Jacob protect thee.

20:2May he send thee help from the sanctuary: and defend thee out of Sion.

20:3May he be mindful of all thy sacrifices: and may thy whole burntoffering be made fat.

20:4May he give thee according to thy own heart; and confirm all thy counsels.

20:5We will rejoice in thy salvation; and in the name of our God we shall be exalted.

20:6The Lord fulfil all thy petitions: now have I known that the Lord hath saved his anointed. He will hear him from his holy heaven: the salvation of his right hand is in powers.

20:7Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will call upon the name of the Lord, our God.

20:8They are bound, and have fallen: but we are risen, and are set upright.

20:9O Lord, save the king: and hear us in the day that we shall call upon thee.

21:1¤ In thy strength, O Lord, the king shall joy; and in thy salvation he shall rejoice exceedingly.

21:2Thou hast given him his heart's desire: and hast not withholden from him the will of his lips.

21:3For thou hast prevented him with blessings of sweetness: thou hast set on his head a crown of precious stones.

21:4He asked life of thee: and thou hast given him length of days for ever and ever.

21:5His glory is great in thy salvation: glory and great beauty shalt thou lay upon him.

21:6For thou shalt give him to be a blessing for ever and ever: thou shalt make him joyful in gladness with thy countenance.

21:7For the king hopeth in the Lord: and through the mercy of the most High he shall not be moved.

21:8Let thy hand be found by all thy enemies: let thy right hand find out all them that hate thee.

21:9Thou shalt make them as an oven of fire, in the time of thy anger: the Lord shall trouble them in his wrath, and fire shall devour them.

21:10Their fruit shalt thou destroy from the earth: and their seed from among the children of men.

21:11For they have intended evils against thee: they have devised counsels which they have not been able to establish.

21:12For thou shalt make them turn their back: in thy remnants thou shalt prepare their face.

21:13Be thou exalted, O Lord, in thy own strength: we will sing and praise thy power.



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