THE HOLY BIBLE Young's Literal

Psalms (Author Moses, David, Solomon, Asaph, Heman, Ethan, sons of Korah, compiled by Ezra)

16:1Preserve me, O God, for I did trust in Thee.

16:2Thou hast said to Jehovah, `My Lord Thou art;' My good is not for thine own sake;

16:3For the holy ones who are in the land, And the honourable, all my delight is in them.

16:4Multiplied are their griefs, Who have hastened backward; I pour not out their libations of blood, Nor do I take up their names on my lips.

16:5Jehovah is the portion of my share, and of my cup, Thou -- Thou dost uphold my lot.

16:6Lines have fallen to me in pleasant places, Yea, a beauteous inheritance is for me.

16:7I bless Jehovah who hath counselled me; Also in the nights my reins instruct me.

16:8I did place Jehovah before me continually, Because -- at my right hand I am not moved.

16:9Therefore hath my heart been glad, And my honour doth rejoice, Also my flesh dwelleth confidently:

16:10For Thou dost not leave my soul to Sheol, Nor givest thy saintly one to see corruption.

16:11Thou causest me to know the path of life; Fulness of joys is with Thy presence, Pleasant things by Thy right hand for ever!

17:1Hear, O Jehovah, righteousness, attend my cry, Give ear to my prayer, without lips of deceit.

17:2From before thee my judgment doth go out; Thine eyes do see uprightly.

17:3Thou hast proved my heart, Thou hast inspected by night, Thou hast tried me, Thou findest nothing; My thoughts pass not over my mouth.

17:4As to doings of man, Through a word of Thy lips I have observed The paths of a destroyer;

17:5To uphold my goings in Thy paths, My steps have not slidden.

17:6I -- I called Thee, for Thou dost answer me, O God, incline Thine ear to me, hear my speech.

17:7Separate wonderfully Thy kindness, O Saviour of the confiding, By Thy right hand, from withstanders.

17:8Keep me as the apple, the daughter of the eye; In shadow of Thy wings thou dost hide me.

17:9From the face of the wicked who spoiled me. Mine enemies in soul go round against me.

17:10Their fat they have closed up, Their mouths have spoken with pride:

17:11`Our steps now have compassed him;' Their eyes they set to turn aside in the land.

17:12His likeness as a lion desirous to tear, As a young lion dwelling in secret places.

17:13Arise, O Jehovah, go before his face, Cause him to bend. Deliver my soul from the wicked, Thy sword,

17:14From men, Thy hand, O Jehovah, From men of the world, their portion is in life, And with Thy hidden things Thou fillest their belly, They are satisfied with sons; And have left their abundance to their sucklings.

17:15I -- in righteousness, I see Thy face; I am satisfied, in awaking, with Thy form!

18:1I love Thee, O Jehovah, my strength.

18:2Jehovah is my rock, and my bulwark, And my deliverer, My God is my rock, I trust in Him: My shield, and a horn of my salvation, My high tower.

18:3The `Praised One' I call Jehovah, And from my enemies I am saved.

18:4Compassed me have cords of death, And streams of the worthless make me afraid.

18:5Cords of Sheol have surrounded me, Before me have been snares of death.

18:6In mine adversity I call Jehovah, And unto my God I cry. He heareth from His temple my voice, And My cry before Him cometh into His ears.

18:7And shake and tremble doth the earth, And foundations of hills are troubled, And they shake -- because He hath wrath.

18:8Gone up hath smoke by His nostrils, And fire from His mouth consumeth, Coals have been kindled by it.

18:9And He inclineth the heavens, and cometh down, And thick darkness is under His feet.

18:10And He rideth on a cherub, and doth fly, And He flieth on wings of wind.

18:11He maketh darkness His secret place, Round about Him His tabernacle, Darkness of waters, thick clouds of the skies.

18:12From the brightness over-against Him His thick clouds have passed on, Hail and coals of fire.

18:13And thunder in the heavens doth Jehovah, And the Most High giveth forth His voice, Hail and coals of fire.

18:14And He sendeth His arrows and scattereth them, And much lightning, and crusheth them.

18:15And seen are the streams of waters, And revealed are foundations of the earth. From Thy rebuke, O Jehovah, From the breath of the spirit of Thine anger.

18:16He sendeth from above -- He taketh me, He draweth me out of many waters.

18:17He delivereth me from my strong enemy, And from those hating me, For they have been stronger than I.

18:18They go before me in a day of my calamity And Jehovah is for a support to me.

18:19And He bringeth me forth to a large place, He draweth me out, because He delighted in me.

18:20Jehovah doth recompense me According to my righteousness, According to the cleanness of my hands, He doth return to me.

18:21For I have kept the ways of Jehovah, And have not done wickedly against my God.

18:22For all His judgments are before me, And His statutes I turn not from me.

18:23And I am perfect with him, And I keep myself from mine iniquity.

18:24And Jehovah doth return to me, According to my righteousness, According to the cleanness of my hands, Over-against his eyes.

18:25With the kind Thou showest Thyself kind, With a perfect man showest Thyself perfect.

18:26With the pure Thou showest Thyself pure, And with the perverse showest Thyself a wrestler,

18:27For Thou a poor people savest, And the eyes of the high causest to fall.

18:28For Thou -- Thou lightest my lamp, Jehovah my God enlighteneth my darkness.

18:29For by Thee I run -- a troop! And by my God I leap a wall.

18:30God! perfect is His way, The saying of Jehovah is tried, A shield is He to all those trusting in Him.

18:31For who is God besides Jehovah? And who is a rock save our God?

18:32God! who is girding me with strength, And He maketh perfect my way.

18:33Making my feet like hinds, And on my high places causeth me to stand.

18:34Teaching my hands for battle, And a bow of brass was brought down by my arms.

18:35And Thou givest to me the shield of Thy salvation, And Thy right hand doth support me, And Thy lowliness maketh me great.

18:36Thou enlargest my step under me, And mine ankles have not slidden.

18:37I pursue mine enemies, and overtake them, And turn back not till they are consumed.

18:38I smite them, and they are not able to rise, They fall under my feet,

18:39And Thou girdest me with strength for battle, Causest my withstanders to bow under me.

18:40As to mine enemies -- Thou hast given to me the neck, As to those hating me -- I cut them off.

18:41They cry, and there is no saviour, On Jehovah, and He doth not answer them.

18:42And I beat them as dust before wind, As mire of the streets I empty them out.

18:43Thou dost deliver me From the strivings of the people, Thou placest me for a head of nations, A people I have not known do serve me.

18:44At the hearing of the ear they hearken to me, Sons of a stranger feign obedience to me,

18:45Sons of a stranger fade away, And are slain out of their close places.

18:46Jehovah liveth -- and blessed is my rock, And exalted is the God of my salvation.

18:47God -- who is giving vengeance to me, And He subdueth peoples under me,

18:48My deliverer from mine enemies, Above my withstanders Thou raisest me, From a man of violence dost deliver me.

18:49Therefore I confess Thee among nations, O Jehovah, And to Thy name I sing praise,

18:50Magnifying the salvation of His king, And doing kindness to His anointed, To David, and to his seed -- unto the age!

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