7:1¤ O Lord, my God, in thee have I put my trust; save me from all them that persecute me, and deliver me.
7:2Lest at any time he seize upon my soul like a lion, while there is no one to redeem me, nor to save.
7:3O Lord, my God, if I have done this thing, if there be iniquity in my hands:
7:4If I have rendered to them that repaid me evils, let me deservedly fall empty before my enemies.
7:5Let the enemy pursue my soul, and take it, and tread down my life, on the earth, and bring down my glory to the dust.
7:6Rise up, O Lord, in thy anger: and be thou exalted in the borders of my enemies. And arise, O Lord, my God, in the precept which thou hast commanded:
7:7And a congregation of people shall surround thee. And for their sakes return thou on high.
7:8The Lord judgeth the people. Judge me, O Lord, according to my justice, and according to my innocence in me.
7:9The wickedness of sinners shall be brought to nought; and thou shalt direct the just: the searcher of hearts and reins is God.
7:10Just is my help from the Lord; who saveth the upright of heart.
7:11God is a just judge, strong and patient: is he angry every day?
7:12Except you will be converted, he will brandish his sword; he hath bent his bow, and made it ready.
7:13And in it he hath prepared the instruments of death, he hath made ready his arrows for them that burn.
7:14Behold he hath been in labour with injustice: he hath conceived sorrow, and brought forth iniquity.
7:15He hath opened a pit and dug it: and he is fallen into the hole he made.
7:16His sorrow shall be turned on his own head: and his iniquity shall come down upon his crown.
7:17I will give glory to the Lord according to his justice: and will sing to the name of the Lord the most high.
8:1¤ O Lord, our Lord, how admirable is thy name in the whole earth! For thy magnificence is elevated above the heavens.
8:2Out of the mouth of infants and of sucklings thou hast perfected praise, because of thy enemies, that thou mayst destroy the enemy and the avenger.
8:3For I will behold thy heavens, the works of thy fingers: the moon and the stars which thou hast founded.
8:4What is man, that thou art mindful of him? or the son of man, that thou visitest him?
8:5Thou hast made him a little less than the angels, thou hast crowned him with glory and honour:
8:6And hast set him over the works of thy hands.
8:7Thou hast subjected all things under his feet, all sheep and oxen: moreover, the beasts also of the fields.
8:8The birds of the air, and the fishes of the sea, that pass through the paths of the sea.
8:9O Lord, our Lord, how admirable is thy name in all the earth!
9:1¤ I will give praise to thee, O Lord, with my whole heart: I will relate all thy wonders.
9:2I will be glad, and rejoice in thee: I will sing to thy name, O thou most high.
9:3When my enemy shall be turned back: they shall be weakened, and perish before thy face.
9:4For thou hast maintained my judgment and my cause: thou hast sat on the throne, who judgest justice.
9:5Thou hast rebuked the Gentiles, and the wicked one hath perished; thou hast blotted out their name for ever and ever.
9:6The swords of the enemy have failed unto the end: and their cities thou hast destroyed. Their memory hath perished with a noise:
9:7But the Lord remaineth for ever. He hath prepared his throne in judgment:
9:8And he shall judge the world in equity, he shall judge the people in justice.
9:9And the Lord is become a refuge for the poor: a helper in due time in tribulation.
9:10And let them trust in thee who know thy name: for thou hast not forsaken them that seek thee, O Lord.
9:11Sing ye to the Lord, who dwelleth in Sion: declare his ways among the Gentiles:
9:12For requiring their blood, he hath remembered them: he hath not forgotten the cry of the poor.
9:13Have mercy on me, O Lord: see my humiliation which I suffer from my enemies.
9:14Thou that liftest me up from the gates of death, that I may declare all thy praises in the gates of the daughter of Sion.
9:15I will rejoice in thy salvation: the Gentiles have stuck fast in the destruction which they prepared. Their foot hath been taken in the very snare which they hid.
9:16The Lord shall be known when he executeth judgments: the sinner hath been caught in the works of his own hands.
9:17The wicked shall be turned into hell, all the nations that forget God.
9:18For the poor man shall not be forgotten to the end: the patience of the poor shall not perish for ever.
9:19Arise, O Lord, let not man be strengthened: let the Gentiles be judged in thy sight.
9:20Appoint, O Lord, a lawgiver over them: that the Gentiles may know themselves to be but men.