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

34:1¤ I will bless the Lord at all times, his praise shall be always in my mouth.

34:2In the Lord shall my soul be praised: let the meek hear and rejoice.

34:3O magnify the Lord with me; and let us extol his name together.

34:4I sought the Lord, and he heard me; and he delivered me from all my troubles.

34:5Come ye to him and be enlightened: and your faces shall not be confounded.

34:6This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him: and saved him out of all his troubles.

34:7The angel of the Lord shall encamp round about them that fear him: and shall deliver them.

34:8O taste, and see that the Lord is sweet: blessed is the man that hopeth in him.

34:9Fear the Lord, all ye his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him.

34:10The rich have wanted, and have suffered hunger: but they that seek the Lord shall not be deprived of any good.

34:11Come, children, hearken to me: I will teach you the fear of the Lord.

34:12Who is the man that desireth life: who loveth to see good days?

34:13Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile.

34:14Turn away from evil and do good: seek after peace and pursue it.

34:15The eyes of the Lord are upon the just: and his ears unto their prayers.

34:16But the countenance of the Lord is against them that do evil things: to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.

34:17The just cried, and the Lord heard them: and delivered them out of all their troubles.

34:18The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a contrite heart: and he will save the humble of spirit.

34:19Many are the afflictions of the just; but out of them all will the Lord deliver them.

34:20The Lord keepeth all their bones, not one of them shall be broken.

34:21The death of the wicked is very evil: and they that hate the just shall be guilty.

34:22The Lord will redeem the souls of his servants: and none of them that trust in him shall offend.

35:1¤ Judge thou, O Lord, them that wrong me: overthrow them that fight against me.

35:2Take hold of arms and shield: and rise up to help me.

35:3Bring out the sword, and shut up the way against them that persecute me: say to my soul: I am thy salvation.

35:4Let them be confounded and ashamed that seek after my soul. Let them be turned back and be confounded that devise evil against me.

35:5Let them become as dust before the wind: and let the angel of the Lord straiten them.

35:6Let their way become dark and slippery; and let the angel of the Lord pursue them.

35:7For without cause they have hidden their net for me unto destruction: without cause they have upbraided my soul.

35:8Let the snare which he knoweth not come upon him: and let the net which he hath hidden catch him: and into that very snare let them fall.

35:9But my soul shall rejoice in the Lord; and shall be delighted in his salvation.

35:10All my bones shall say: Lord, who is like to thee? Who deliverest the poor from the hand of them that are stronger than he; the needy and the poor from them that strip him.

35:11Unjust witnesses rising up have asked me things I knew not.

35:12They repaid me evil for good: to the depriving me of my soul.

35:13But as for me, when they were troublesome to me, I was clothed with haircloth. I humbled my soul with fasting; and my prayer shall be turned into my bosom.

35:14As a neighbour and as an own brother, so did I please: as one mourning and sorrowful so was I humbled.

35:15But they rejoiced against me, and came together: scourges were gathered together upon me, and I knew not.

35:16They were separated, and repented not: they tempted me, they scoffed at me with scorn: they gnashed upon me with their teeth.

35:17Lord, when wilt thou look upon me? rescue thou my soul from their malice: my only one from the lions.

35:18I will give thanks to thee in a great church; I will praise thee in a strong people.

35:19Let not them that are my enemies wrongfully rejoice over me: who have hated me without cause, and wink with the eyes.

35:20For they spoke indeed peaceably to me; and speaking in the anger of the earth they devised guile.

35:21And they opened their mouth wide against me; they said: Well done, well done, our eyes have seen it.

35:22Thou hast seen, O Lord, be not thou silent: O Lord, depart not from me.

35:23Arise, and be attentive to my judgment: to my cause, my God, and my Lord.

35:24Judge me, O Lord my God according to thy justice, and let them not rejoice over me.

35:25Let them not say in their hearts: It is well, it is well, to our mind: neither let them say: We have swallowed him up.

35:26Let them blush: and be ashamed together, who rejoice at my evils. Let them be clothed with confusion and shame, who speak great things against me.

35:27Let them rejoice and be glad, who are well pleased with my justice, and let them say always: The Lord be magnified, who delights in the peace of his servant.

35:28And my tongue shall meditate thy justice, thy praise all the day long.

36:1¤ The unjust hath said within himself, that he would sin: there is no fear of God before his eyes.

36:2For in his sight he hath done deceitfully, that his iniquity may be found unto hatred.

36:3The words of his mouth are iniquity and guile: he would not understand that he might do well.

36:4He hath devised iniquity on his bed, he hath set himself on every way that is not good: but evil he hath not hated.

36:5O Lord, thy mercy is in heaven, and thy truth reacheth even to the clouds.

36:6Thy justice is as the mountains of God, thy judgments are a great deep. Men and beasts thou wilt preserve, O Lord:

36:7O how hast thou multiplied thy mercy, O God! But the children of men shall put their trust under the covert of thy wings.

36:8They shall be inebriated with the plenty of thy house; and thou shalt make them drink of the torrent of thy pleasure.

36:9For with thee is the fountain of life; and in thy light we shall see light.

36:10Extend thy mercy to them that know thee, and thy justice to them that are right in heart.

36:11Let not the foot of pride come to me, and let not the hand of the sinner move me.

36:12There the workers of iniquity are fallen, they are cast out, and could not stand.

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