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

49:1¤ Hear these things, all ye nations: give ear, all ye inhabitants of the world.

49:2All you that are earthborn, and you sons of men: both rich and poor together.

49:3My mouth shall speak wisdom: and the meditation of my heart understanding.

49:4I will incline my ear to a parable; I will open my proposition on the psaltery.

49:5Why shall I fear in the evil day? the iniquity of my heel shall encompass me.

49:6They that trust in their own strength, and glory in the multitude of their riches,

49:7No brother can redeem, nor shall man redeem: he shall not give to God his ransom,

49:8Nor the price of the redemption of his soul: and shall labour for ever,

49:9And shall still live unto the end.

49:10He shall not see destruction, when he shall see the wise dying: the senseless and the fool shall perish together: And they shall leave their riches to strangers:

49:11And their sepulchres shall be their houses for ever. Their dwelling places to all generations: they have called their lands by their names.

49:12And man when he was in honour did not understand; he is compared to senseless beasts, and is become like to them.

49:13This way of theirs is a stumblingblock to them: and afterwards they shall delight in their mouth.

49:14They are laid in hell like sheep: death shall feed upon them. And the just shall have dominion over them in the morning; and their help shall decay in hell from their glory.

49:15But God will redeem my soul from the hand of hell, when he shall receive me.

49:16Be not thou afraid, when a man shall be made rich, and when the glory of his house shall be increased.

49:17For when he shall die he shall take nothing away; nor shall his glory descend with him.

49:18For in his lifetime his soul will be blessed: and he will praise thee when thou shalt do well to him.

49:19He shall go in to the generations of his fathers: and he shall never see light.

49:20Man when he was in honour did not understand: he hath been compared to senseless beasts, and made like to them.

50:1¤ The God of gods, the Lord hath spoken: and he hath called the earth. From the rising of the sun, to the going down thereof:

50:2Out of Sion the loveliness of his beauty.

50:3God shall come manifestly: our God shall come, and shall not keep silence. A fire shall burn before him: and a mighty tempest shall be round about him.

50:4He shall call heaven from above, and the earth, to judge his people.

50:5Gather ye together his saints to him: who set his covenant before sacrifices.

50:6And the heavens shall declare his justice: for God is judge.

50:7Hear, O my people, and I will speak: O Israel, and I will testify to thee: I am God, thy God.

50:8I will not reprove thee for thy sacrifices: and thy burnt offerings are always in my sight.

50:9I will not take calves out of thy house: nor he goats out of thy flocks.

50:10For all the beasts of the woods are mine: the cattle on the hills, and the oxen.

50:11I know all the fowls of the air: and with me is the beauty of the field.

50:12If I should be hungry, I would not tell thee: for the world is mine, and the fulness thereof.

50:13Shall I eat the flesh of bullocks? or shall I drink the blood of goats?

50:14Offer to God the sacrifice of praise: and pay thy vows to the most High.

50:15And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.

50:16But to the sinner God hath said: Why dost thou declare my justices, and take my covenant in thy mouth?

50:17Seeing thou hast hated discipline: and hast cast my words behind thee.

50:18If thou didst see a thief thou didst run with him: and with adulterers thou hast been a partaker.

50:19Thy mouth hath abounded with evil, and thy tongue framed deceits.

50:20Sitting thou didst speak against thy brother, and didst lay a scandal against thy mother's son:

50:21These things hast thou done, and I was silent. Thou thoughtest unjustly that I should be like to thee: but I will reprove thee, and set before thy face.

50:22Understand these things, you that forget God; lest he snatch you away, and there be none to deliver you.

50:23The sacrifice of praise shall glorify me: and there is the way by which I will shew him the salvation of God.

51:1¤ Have mercy on me, O God, according to thy great mercy. And according to the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my iniquity.

51:2Wash me yet more from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.

51:3For I know my iniquity, and my sin is always before me.

51:4To thee only have I sinned, and have done evil before thee: that thou mayst be justified in thy words, and mayst overcome when thou art judged.

51:5For behold I was conceived in iniquities; and in sins did my mother conceive me.

51:6For behold thou hast loved truth: the uncertain and hidden things of thy wisdom thou hast made manifest to me.

51:7Thou shalt sprinkle me with hyssop, and I shall be cleansed: thou shalt wash me, and I shall be made whiter than snow.

51:8To my hearing thou shalt give joy and gladness: and the bones that have been humbled shall rejoice.

51:9Turn away thy face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities.

51:10Create a clean heart in me, O God: and renew a right spirit within my bowels.

51:11Cast me not away from thy face; and take not thy holy spirit from me.

51:12Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation, and strengthen me with a perfect spirit.

51:13I will teach the unjust thy ways: and the wicked shall be converted to thee.

51:14Deliver me from blood, O God, thou God of my salvation: and my tongue shall extol thy justice.

51:15O Lord, thou wilt open my lips: and my mouth shall declare thy praise.

51:16For if thou hadst desired sacrifice, I would indeed have given it: with burnt offerings thou wilt not be delighted.

51:17A sacrifice to God is an afflicted spirit: a contrite and humbled heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.

51:18Deal favourably, O Lord, in thy good will with Sion; that the walls of Jerusalem may be built up.

51:19Then shalt thou accept the sacrifice of justice, oblations and whole burnt offerings: then shall they lay calves upon thy altar.

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