43:1¤ Judge me, O God, and distinguish my cause from the nation that is not holy: deliver me from the unjust and deceitful man.
43:2For thou art God my strength: why hast thou cast me off? and why do I go sorrowful whilst the enemy afflicteth me?
43:3Send forth thy light and thy truth: they have conducted me, and brought me unto thy holy hill, and into thy tabernacles.
43:4And I will go in to the altar of God: to God who giveth joy to my youth. To thee, O God my God, I will give praise upon the harp:
43:5why art thou sad, O my soul? and why dost thou disquiet me? Hope in God, for I will still give praise to him: the salvation of my countenance, and my God.
44:1¤ We have heard, O God, with our ears: our fathers have declared to us, The work thou hast wrought in their days, and in the days of old.
44:2Thy hand destroyed the Gentiles, and thou plantedst them: thou didst afflict the people and cast them out.
44:3For they got not the possession of the land by their own sword: neither did their own arm save them. But thy right hand and thy arm, and the light of thy countenance: because thou wast pleased with them.
44:4Thou art thyself my king and my God, who commandest the saving of Jacob.
44:5Through thee we will push down our enemies with the horn: and through thy name we will despise them that rise up against us.
44:6For I will not trust in my bow: neither shall my sword save me.
44:7But thou hast saved us from them that afflict us: and hast put them to shame that hate us.
44:8In God shall we glory all the day long: and in thy name we will give praise for ever.
44:9But now thou hast cast us off, and put us to shame: and thou , O God, wilt not go out with our armies.
44:10Thou hast made us turn our back to our enemies: and they that hated us plundered for themselves.
44:11Thou hast given us up like sheep to be eaten: thou hast scattered us among the nations.
44:12Thou hast sold thy people for no price: and there was no reckoning in the exchange of them.
44:13Thou hast made us a reproach to our neighbours, a scoff and derision to them that are round about us.
44:14Thou hast made us a byword among the Gentiles: a shaking of the head among the people.
44:15All the day long my shame is before me: and the confusion of my face hath covered me,
44:16At the voice of him that reproacheth and detracteth me: at the face of the enemy and persecutor.
44:17All these things have come upon us, yet we have not forgotten thee: and we have not done wickedly in thy covenant.
44:18And our heart hath not turned back: neither hast thou turned aside our steps from thy way.
44:19For thou hast humbled us in the place of affliction: and the shadow of death hath covered us.
44:20If we have forgotten the name of our God, and if we have spread forth our hands to a strange god:
44:21Shall not God search out these things: for he knoweth the secrets of the heart.
44:22Because for thy sake we are killed all the day long: we are counted as sheep for the slaughter.
44:23Arise, why sleepest thou, O Lord? arise, and cast us not off to the end.
44:24Why turnest thou thy face away? and forgettest our want and our trouble?
44:25For our soul is humbled down to the dust: our belly cleaveth to the earth.
44:26Arise, O Lord, help us and redeem us for thy name's sake.
45:1¤ My heart hath uttered a good word: I speak my works to the king: My tongue is the pen of a scrivener that writeth swiftly.
45:2Thou art beautiful above the sons of men: grace is poured abroad in thy lips; therefore hath God blessed thee for ever.
45:3Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O thou most mighty.
45:4With thy comeliness and thy beauty set out, proceed prosperously, and reign. Because of truth and meekness and justice: and thy right hand shall conduct thee wonderfully.
45:5Thy arrows are sharp: under thee shall people fall, into the hearts of the king's enemies.
45:6Thy throne, O God, is forever and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom is a sceptre of uprightness.
45:7Thou hast loved justice, and hated iniquity: therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.
45:8Myrrh and stacte and cassia perfume thy garments, from the ivory houses: out of which
45:9The daughters of kings have delighted thee in thy glory. The queen stood on thy right hand, in gilded clothing; surrounded with variety.
45:10Hearken, O daughter, and see, and incline thy ear: and forget thy people and thy father's house.
45:11And the king shall greatly desire thy beauty; for he is the Lord thy God, and him they shall adore.
45:12And the daughters of Tyre with gifts, yea, all the rich among the people, shall entreat thy countenance.
45:13All the glory of the king's daughter is within in golden borders,
45:14Clothed round about with varieties. After her shall virgins be brought to the king: her neighbours shall be brought to thee.
45:15They shall be brought with gladness and rejoicing: they shall be brought into the temple of the king.
45:16Instead of thy fathers, sons are born to thee: thou shalt make them princes over all the earth.
45:17They shall remember thy name throughout all generations. Therefore shall people praise thee for ever; yea, for ever and ever.