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

58:1¤ If in very deed ye speak justice: judge right things, ye sons of men.

58:2For in your heart you work iniquity: your hands forge injustice in the earth.

58:3The wicked are alienated from the womb; they have gone astray from the womb: they have spoken false things.

58:4Their madness is according to the likeness of a serpent: like the deaf asp that stoppeth her ears:

58:5Which will not hear the voice of the charmers; nor of the wizard that charmeth wisely.

58:6God shall break in pieces their teeth in their mouth: the Lord shall break the grinders of the lions.

58:7They shall come to nothing, like water running down; he hath bent his bow till they be weakened.

58:8Like wax that melteth they shall be taken away: fire hath fallen on them, and they shall not see the sun.

58:9Before your thorns could know the brier; he swalloweth them up, as alive, in his wrath.

58:10The just shall rejoice when he shall see the revenge: he shall wash his hands in the blood of the sinner.

58:11And man shall say: If indeed there be fruit to the just: there is indeed a God that judgeth them on the earth.

59:1¤ Deliver me from my enemies, O my God; and defend me from them that rise up against me.

59:2Deliver me from them that work iniquity, and save me from bloody men.

59:3For behold they have caught my soul: the mighty have rushed in upon me:

59:4Neither is it my iniquity, nor my sin, O Lord: without iniquity have I run, and directed my steps.

59:5Rise up thou to meet me, and behold: even thou, O Lord, the God of hosts, the God of Israel. Attend to visit all the nations: have no mercy on all them that work iniquity.

59:6They shall return at evening, and shall suffer hunger like dogs: and shall go round about the city.

59:7Behold they shall speak with their mouth, and a sword is in their lips: for who, say they, hath heard us?

59:8But thou, O Lord, shalt laugh at them: thou shalt bring all the nations to nothing.

59:9I will keep my strength to thee: for thou art my protector:

59:10My God, his mercy shall prevent me.

59:11God shall let me see over my enemies: slay them not, lest at any time my people forget. Scatter them by thy power; and bring them down, O Lord, my protector:

59:12For the sin of their mouth, and the word of their lips: and let them be taken in their pride. And for their cursing and lying they shall be talked of,

59:13When they are consumed: when they are consumed by thy wrath, and they shall be no more. And they shall know that God will rule Jacob, and all the ends of the earth.

59:14They shall return at evening and shall suffer hunger like dogs: and shall go round about the city.

59:15They shall be scattered abroad to eat, and shall murmur if they be not filled.

59:16But I will sing thy strength: and will extol thy mercy in the morning. For thou art become my support, and my refuge, in the day of my trouble.

59:17Unto thee, O my helper, will I sing, for thou art God my defence: my God my mercy.

60:1¤ O God, thou hast cast us off, and hast destroyed us; thou hast been angry, and hast had mercy on us.

60:2Thou hast moved the earth, and hast troubled it: heal thou the breaches thereof, for it has been moved.

60:3Thou hast shewn thy people hard things; thou hast made us drink the wine of sorrow.

60:4Thou hast given a warning to them that fear thee: that they may flee from before the bow: That thy beloved may be delivered.

60:5Save me with thy right hand, and hear me.

60:6God hath spoken in his holy place: I will rejoice, and I will divide Sichem; and will mete out the vale of tabernacles.

60:7Galaad is mine, and Manasses is mine: and Ephraim is the strength of my head. Juda is my king:

60:8Moab is the pot of my hope. Into Edom will I stretch out my shoe: to me the foreigners are made subject.

60:9Who will bring me into the strong city? who will lead me into Edom?

60:10Wilt not thou, O God, who hast cast us off? and wilt not thou, O God, go out with our armies?

60:11Give us help from trouble: for vain is the salvation of man.

60:12Through God we shall do mightily: and he shall bring to nothing them that afflict us.

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