THE HOLY BIBLE Douay-Rheims

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

76:1¤ In Judea God is known: his name is great in Israel.

76:2And his place is in peace: and his abode in Sion:

76:3There hath he broken the powers of bows, the shield, the sword, and the battle.

76:4Thou enlightenest wonderfully from the everlasting hills.

76:5All the foolish of heart were troubled. They have slept their sleep; and all the men of riches have found nothing in their hands.

76:6At thy rebuke, O God of Jacob, they have all slumbered that mounted on horseback.

76:7Thou art terrible, and who shall resist thee? from that time thy wrath.

76:8Thou hast caused judgment to be heard from heaven: the earth trembled and was still,

76:9When God arose in judgment, to save all the meek of the earth.

76:10For the thought of man shall give praise to thee: and the remainders of the thought shall keep holiday to thee.

76:11Vow ye, and pay to the Lord your God: all you that are round about him bring presents. To him that is terrible,

76:12Even to him who taketh away the spirit of princes: to the terrible with the kings of the earth.

77:1¤ I cried to the Lord with my voice; to God with my voice, and he gave ear to me.

77:2In the day of my trouble I sought God, with my hands lifted up to him in the night, and I was not deceived. My soul refused to be comforted:

77:3I remembered God, and was delighted, and was exercised, and my spirit swooned away.

77:4My eyes prevented the watches: I was troubled, and I spoke not.

77:5I thought upon the days of old: and I had in my mind the eternal years.

77:6And I meditated in the night with my own heart: and I was exercised and I swept my spirit.

77:7Will God then cast off for ever? or will he never be more favourable again?

77:8Or will he cut off his mercy for ever, from generation to generation?

77:9Or will God forget to shew mercy? or will he in his anger shut up his mercies?

77:10And I said, Now have I begun: this is the change of the right hand of the most High.

77:11I remembered the works of the Lord: for I will be mindful of thy wonders from the beginning.

77:12And I will meditate on all thy works: and will be employed in thy inventions.

77:13Thy way, O God, is in the holy place: who is the great God like our God?

77:14Thou art the God that dost wonders. Thou hast made thy power known among the nations:

77:15With thy arm thou hast redeemed thy people the children of Jacob and of Joseph.

77:16The waters saw thee, O God, the waters saw thee: and they were afraid, and the depths were troubled.

77:17Great was the noise of the waters: the clouds sent out a sound. For thy arrows pass:

77:18The voice of thy thunder in a wheel. Thy lightnings enlightened the world: the earth shook and trembled.

77:19Thy way is in the sea, and thy paths in many waters: and thy footsteps shall not be known.

77:20Thou hast conducted thy people like sheep, by the hand of Moses and Aaron.

78:1¤ Attend, O my people, to my law: incline your ears to the words of my mouth.

78:2I will open my mouth in parables: I will utter propositions from the beginning.

78:3How great things have we heard and known, and our fathers have told us.

78:4They have not been hidden from their children, in another generation. Declaring the praises of the Lord, and his powers, and his wonders which he hath done.

78:5And he set up a testimony in Jacob: and made a law in Israel. How great things he commanded our fathers, that they should make the same known to their children:

78:6That another generation might know them. The children that should be born and should rise up, and declare them to their children.

78:7That they may put their hope in God and may not forget the works of God: and may seek his commandments.

78:8That they may not become like their fathers, a perverse and exasperating generation. A generation that set not their heart aright: and whose spirit was not faithful to God.

78:9The sons of Ephraim who bend and shoot with the bow: they have turned back in the day of battle.

78:10They kept not the covenant of God: and in his law they would not walk.

78:11And they forgot his benefits, and his wonders that he had shewn them.

78:12Wonderful things did he do in the sight of their fathers, in the land of Egypt, in the field of Tanis.

78:13He divided the sea and brought them through: and he made the waters to stand as in a vessel.

78:14And he conducted them with a cloud by day: and all the night with a light of fire.

78:15He struck the rock in the wilderness: and gave them to drink, as out of the great deep.

78:16He brought forth water out of the rock: and made streams run down as rivers.

78:17And they added yet more sin against him: they provoked the most High to wrath in the place without water.

78:18And they tempted God in their hearts, by asking meat for their desires.

78:19And they spoke ill of God: they said: Can God furnish a table in the wilderness?

78:20Because he struck the rock, and the waters gushed out, and the streams overflowed. Can he also give bread, or provide a table for his people?

78:21Therefore the Lord heard, and was angry: and a fire was kindled against Jacob, and wrath came up against Israel.

78:22Because they believed not in God: and trusted not in his salvation.

78:23And he had commanded the clouds from above, and had opened the doors of heaven.

78:24And had rained down manna upon them to eat, and had given them the bread of heaven.

78:25Man ate the bread of angels: he sent them provisions in abundance.

78:26He removed the south wind from heaven: and by his power brought in the southwest wind.

78:27And he rained upon them flesh as dust: and feathered fowls like as the sand of the sea.

78:28And they fell in the midst of their camp, round about their pavilions.

78:29So they did eat, and were filled exceedingly, and he gave them their desire:

78:30they were not defrauded of that which they craved. As yet their meat was in their mouth:

78:31And the wrath of God came upon them. And he slew the fat ones amongst them, and brought down the chosen men of Israel.

78:32In all these things they sinned still: and they believed not for his wondrous works.

78:33And their days were consumed in vanity, and their years in haste.

78:34When he slew them, then they sought him: and they returned, and came to him early in the morning.

78:35And they remembered that God was their helper: and the most high God their redeemer.

78:36And they loved him with their mouth: and with their tongue they lied unto him:

78:37But their heart was not right with him: nor were they counted faithful in his covenant.

78:38But he is merciful, and will forgive their sins: and will not destroy them. And many a time did he turn away his anger: and did not kindle all his wrath.

78:39And he remembered that they are flesh: a wind that goeth and returneth not.

78:40How often did they provoke him in the desert: and move him to wrath in the place without water?

78:41And they turned back and tempted God: and grieved the holy one of Israel.

78:42They remembered not his hand, in the day that he redeemed them from the hand of him that afflicted them:

78:43How he wrought his signs in Egypt, and his wonders in the field of Tanis.

78:44And he turned their rivers into blood, and their showers that they might not drink.

78:45He sent amongst them divers sorts of flies, which devoured them: and frogs which destroyed them.

78:46And he gave up their fruits to the blast, and their labours to the locust.

78:47And he destroyed their vineyards with hail, and their mulberry trees with hoarfrost.

78:48And he gave up their cattle to the hail, and their stock to the fire.

78:49And he sent upon them the wrath of his indignation: indignation and wrath and trouble, which he sent by evil angels.

78:50He made a way for a path to his anger: he spared not their souls from death, and their cattle he shut up in death.

78:51And he killed all the firstborn in the land of Egypt: the firstfruits of all their labour in the tabernacles of Cham.

78:52And he took away his own people as sheep: and guided them in the wilderness like a flock.

78:53And he brought them out in hope and they feared not: and the sea overwhelmed their enemies.

78:54And he brought them into the mountain of his sanctuary: the mountain which his right hand had purchased. And he cast out the Gentiles before them: and by lot divided to them their land by a line of distribution.

78:55And he made the tribes of Israel to dwell in their tabernacles.

78:56Yet they tempted, and provoked the most high God: and they kept not his testimonies.

78:57And they turned away, and kept not the covenant: even like their fathers they were turned aside as a crooked bow.

78:58They provoked him to anger on their hills: and moved him to jealousy with their graven things.

78:59God heard, and despised them, and he reduced Israel exceedingly as it were to nothing.

78:60And he put away the tabernacle of Silo, his tabernacle where he dwelt among men.

78:61And he delivered their strength into captivity: and their beauty into the hands of the enemy.

78:62And he shut up his people under the sword: and he despised his inheritance.

78:63Fire consumed their young men: and their maidens were not lamented.

78:64Their priests fell by the sword: and their widows did not mourn.

78:65And the Lord was awaked as one out of sleep, and like a mighty man that hath been surfeited with wine.

78:66And he smote his enemies on the hinder parts: he put them to an everlasting reproach.

78:67And he rejected the tabernacle of Joseph: and chose not the tribe of Ephraim:

78:68But he chose the tribe of Juda, mount Sion which he loved.

78:69And he built his sanctuary as of unicorns, in the land which he founded for ever.

78:70And he chose his servant David, and took him from the flocks of sheep: he brought him from following the ewes great with young,

78:71To feed Jacob his servant and Israel his inheritance.

78:72And he fed them in the innocence of his heart: and conducted them by the skilfulness of his hands.



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