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

64:1¤ Hear O God, my prayer, when I make supplication to thee: deliver my soul from the fear of the enemy.

64:2Thou hast protected me from the assembly of the malignant; from the multitude of the workers of iniquity.

64:3For they have whetted their tongues like a sword; they have bent their bow a bitter thing,

64:4To shoot in secret the undefiled.

64:5They will shoot at him on a sudden, and will not fear: they are resolute in wickedness. They have talked of hiding snares; they have said: Who shall see them?

64:6They have searched after iniquities: they have failed in their search. Man shall come to a deep heart:

64:7And God shall be exalted. The arrows of children are their wounds:

64:8And their tongues against them are made weak. All that saw them were troubled;

64:9And every man was afraid. And they declared the works of God, and understood his doings.

64:10The just shall rejoice in the Lord, and shall hope in him: and all the upright in heart shall be praised.

65:1¤ A hymn, O God, becometh thee in Sion: and a vow shall be paid to thee in Jerusalem.

65:2O hear my prayer: all flesh shall come to thee.

65:3The words of the wicked have prevailed over us: and thou wilt pardon our transgressions.

65:4Blessed is he whom thou hast chosen and taken to thee: he shall dwell in thy courts. We shall be filled with the good things of thy house; holy is thy temple,

65:5Wonderful in justice. Hear us, O God our saviour, who art the hope of all the ends of the earth, and in the sea afar off.

65:6Thou who preparest the mountains by thy strength, being girded with power:

65:7Who troublest the depth of the sea, the noise of its waves. The Gentiles shall be troubled,

65:8And they that dwell in the uttermost borders shall be afraid at thy signs: thou shalt make the outgoings of the morning and of the evening to be joyful.

65:9Thou hast visited the earth, and hast plentifully watered it; thou hast many ways enriched it. The river of God is filled with water, thou hast prepared their food: for so is its preparation.

65:10Fill up plentifully the streams thereof, multiply its fruits; it shall spring up and rejoice in its showers.

65:11Thou shalt bless the crown of the year of thy goodness: and thy fields shall be filled with plenty.

65:12The beautiful places of the wilderness shall grow fat: and the hills shall be girded about with joy,

65:13The rams of the flock are clothed, and the vales shall abound with corn: they shall shout, yea they shall sing a hymn.

66:1¤ Shout with joy to God, all the earth,

66:2Sing ye a psalm to his name; give glory to his praise.

66:3Say unto God, How terrible are thy works, O Lord! in the multitude of thy strength thy enemies shall lie to thee.

66:4Let all the earth adore thee, and sing to thee: let it sing a psalm to thy name.

66:5Come and see the works of God; who is terrible in his counsels over the sons of men.

66:6Who turneth the sea into dry land, in the river they shall pass on foot: there shall we rejoice in him.

66:7Who by his power ruleth for ever: his eyes behold the nations; let not them that provoke him be exalted in themselves.

66:8O bless our God, ye Gentiles: and make the voice of his praise to be heard.

66:9Who hath set my soul to live: and hath not suffered my feet to be moved:

66:10For thou, O God, hast proved us: thou hast tried us by fire, as silver is tried.

66:11Thou hast brought us into a net, thou hast laid afflictions on our back:

66:12Thou hast set men over our heads. We have passed through fire and water, and thou hast brought us out into a refreshment.

66:13I will go into thy house with burnt offerings: I will pay thee my vows,

66:14Which my lips have uttered, And my mouth hath spoken, when I was in trouble.

66:15I will offer up to thee holocausts full of marrow, with burnt offerings of rams: I will offer to thee bullocks with goats.

66:16Come and hear, all ye that fear God, and I will tell you what great things he hath done for my soul.

66:17I cried to him with my mouth: and I extolled him with my tongue.

66:18If I have looked at iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me.

66:19Therefore hath God heard me, and hath attended to the voice of my supplication.

66:20Blessed be God, who hath not turned away my prayer, nor his mercy from me.

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