Psalms

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Psalm 41

[1]Blessed is he that considereth the poor: Jehovah will deliver him in the day of evil. [2]Jehovah will preserve him, and keep him alive, And he shall be blessed upon the earth; And deliver not thou him unto the will of his enemies. [3]Jehovah will support him upon the couch of languishing: Thou makest all his bed in his sickness. [4]I said, O Jehovah, have mercy upon me: Heal my soul; for I have sinned against thee. [5]Mine enemies speak evil against me, [saying], When will he die, and his name perish? [6]And if he come to see [me], he speaketh falsehood; His heart gathereth iniquity to itself: When he goeth abroad, he telleth it. [7]All that hate me whisper together against me; Against me do they devise my hurt. [8]An evil disease, [say they], cleaveth fast unto him; And now that he lieth he shall rise up no more. [9]Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, Who did eat of my bread, Hath lifted up his heel against me. [10]But thou, O Jehovah, have mercy upon me, and raise me up, That I may requite them. [11]By this I know that thou delightest in me, Because mine enemy doth not triumph over me. [12]And as for me, thou upholdest me in mine integrity, And settest me before thy face for ever. [13]Blessed be Jehovah, the God of Israel, From everlasting and to everlasting. Amen, and Amen.


Book II


Psalm 42

[1]As the hart panteth after the water brooks, So panteth my soul after thee, O God. [2]My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: When shall I come and appear before God? [3]My tears have been my food day and night, While they continually say unto me, Where is thy God? [4]These things I remember, and pour out my soul within me, How I went with the throng, and led them to the house of God, With the voice of joy and praise, a multitude keeping holyday. [5]Why art thou cast down, O my soul? And [why] art thou disquieted within me? Hope thou in God; for I shall yet praise him [For] the help of his countenance. [6]O my God, my soul is cast down within me: Therefore do I remember thee from the land of the Jordan, And the Hermons, from the hill Mizar. [7]Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy waterfalls: All thy waves and thy billows are gone over me. [8][Yet] Jehovah will command his lovingkindness in the day-time; And in the night his song shall be with me, [Even] a prayer unto the God of my life. [9]I will say unto God my rock, Why hast thou forgotten me? Why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy? [10]As with a sword in my bones, mine adversaries reproach me, While they continually say unto me, Where is thy God? [11]Why art thou cast down, O my soul? And why art thou disquieted within me? Hope thou in God; for I shall yet praise him, [Who is] the help of my countenance, and my God.

Psalm 43

[1]Judge me, O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation: Oh deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man. [2]For thou art the God of my strength; why hast thou cast me off? Why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy? [3]Oh send out thy light and thy truth; let them lead me: Let them bring me unto thy holy hill, And to thy tabernacles. [4]Then will I go unto the altar of God, Unto God my exceeding joy; And upon the harp will I praise thee, O God, my God. [5]Why art thou cast down, O my soul? And why art thou disquieted within me? Hope thou in God; for I shall yet praise him, [Who is] the help of my countenance, and my God.

Psalm 44

[1]We have heard with our ears, O God, Our fathers have told us, What work thou didst in their days, In the days of old. [2]Thou didst drive out the nations with thy hand; But them thou didst plant: Thou didst afflict the peoples; But them thou didst spread abroad. [3]For they gat not the land in possession by their own sword, Neither did their own arm save them; But thy right hand, and thine arm, and the light of thy countenance, Because thou wast favorable unto them. [4]Thou art my King, O God: Command deliverance for Jacob. [5]Through thee will we push down our adversaries: Through thy name will we tread them under that rise up against us. [6]For I will not trust in my bow, Neither shall my sword save me. [7]But thou hast saved us from our adversaries, And hast put them to shame that hate us. [8]In God have we made our boast all the day long, And we will give thanks unto thy name for ever.

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[9]But now thou hast cast [us] off, and brought us to dishonor, And goest not forth with our hosts. [10]Thou makest us to turn back from the adversary; And they that hate us take spoil for themselves. [11]Thou hast made us like sheep [appointed] for food, And hast scattered us among the nations. [12]Thou sellest thy people for nought, And hast not increased [thy wealth] by their price. [13]Thou makest us a reproach to our neighbors, A scoffing and a derision to them that are round about us. [14]Thou makest us a byword among the nations, A shaking of the head among the peoples. [15]All the day long is my dishonor before me, And the shame of my face hath covered me, [16]For the voice of him that reproacheth and blasphemeth, By reason of the enemy and the avenger. [17]All this is come upon us; Yet have we not forgotten thee, Neither have we dealt falsely in thy covenant. [18]Our heart is not turned back, Neither have our steps declined from thy way, [19]That thou hast sore broken us in the place of jackals, And covered us with the shadow of death. [20]If we have forgotten the name of our God, Or spread forth our hands to a strange god; [21]Will not God search this out? For he knoweth the secrets of the heart. [22]Yea, for thy sake are we killed all the day long; We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. [23]Awake, why sleepest thou, O Lord? Arise, cast [us] not off for ever. [24]Wherefore hidest thou thy face, And forgettest our affliction and our oppression? [25]For our soul is bowed down to the dust: Our body cleaveth unto the earth. [26]Rise up for our help, And redeem us for thy lovingkindness' sake.

Psalm 45

[1]My heart overfloweth with a goodly matter; I speak the things which I have made touching the king: My tongue is the pen of a ready writer. [2]Thou art fairer than the children of men; Grace is poured into thy lips: Therefore God hath blessed thee for ever. [3]Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O mighty one, Thy glory and thy majesty. [4]And in thy majesty ride on prosperously, Because of truth and meekness [and] righteousness: And thy right hand shall teach thee terrible things. [5]Thine arrows are sharp; The peoples fall under thee; [They are] in the heart of the king's enemies. [6]Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: A sceptre of equity is the sceptre of thy kingdom. [7]Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated wickedness: Therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee With the oil of gladness above thy fellows. [8]All thy garments [smell of] myrrh, and aloes, [and] cassia; Out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made thee glad. [9]Kings' daughters are among thy honorable women: At thy right hand doth stand the queen in gold of Ophir. [10]Hearken, O daughter, and consider, and incline thine ear; Forget also thine own people, and thy father's house: [11]So will the king desire thy beauty; For he is thy lord; and reverence thou him. [12]And the daughter of Tyre [shall be there] with a gift; The rich among the people shall entreat thy favor. [13]The king's daughter within [the palace] is all glorious: Her clothing is inwrought with gold. [14]She shall be led unto the king in broidered work: The virgins her companions that follow her Shall be brought unto thee. [15]With gladness and rejoicing shall they be led: They shall enter into the king's palace. [16]Instead of thy fathers shall be thy children, Whom thou shalt make princes in all the earth. [17]I will make thy name to be remembered in all generations: Therefore shall the peoples give thee thanks for ever and ever.

Psalm 46

[1]God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble. [2]Therefore will we not fear, though the earth do change, And though the mountains be shaken into the heart of the seas; [3]Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, Though the mountains tremble with the swelling thereof.

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[4]There is a river, the streams whereof make glad the city of God, The holy place of the tabernacles of the Most High. [5]God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God will help her, and that right early. [6]The nations raged, the kingdoms were moved: He uttered his voice, the earth melted. [7]Jehovah of hosts is with us; The God of Jacob is our refuge.

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[8]Come, behold the works of Jehovah, What desolations he hath made in the earth. [9]He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth; He breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder; He burneth the chariots in the fire. [10]Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth. [11]Jehovah of hosts is with us; The God of Jacob is our refuge.

Selah

Psalm 47

[1]Oh clap your hands, all ye peoples; Shout unto God with the voice of triumph. [2]For Jehovah Most High is terrible; He is a great King over all the earth. [3]He subdueth peoples under us, And nations under our feet. [4]He chooseth our inheritance for us, The glory of Jacob whom he loved.

Selah

[5]God is gone up with a shout, Jehovah with the sound of a trumpet. [6]Sing praise to God, sing praises: Sing praises unto our King, sing praises. [7]For God is the King of all the earth: Sing ye praises with understanding. [8]God reigneth over the nations: God sitteth upon his holy throne. [9]The princes of the peoples are gathered together [To be] the people of the God of Abraham: For the shields of the earth belong unto God; He is greatly exalted.

Psalm 48

[1]Great is Jehovah, and greatly to be praised, In the city of our God, in his holy mountain. [2]Beautiful in elevation, the joy of the whole earth, Is mount Zion, [on] the sides of the north, The city of the great King. [3]God hath made himself known in her palaces for a refuge. [4]For, lo, the kings assembled themselves, They passed by together. [5]They saw it, then were they amazed; They were dismayed, they hasted away. [6]Trembling took hold of them there, Pain, as of a woman in travail. [7]With the east wind Thou breakest the ships of Tarshish. [8]As we have heard, so have we seen In the city of Jehovah of hosts, in the city of our God: God will establish it for ever.

Selah

[9]We have thought on thy lovingkindness, O God, In the midst of thy temple. [10]As is thy name, O God, So is thy praise unto the ends of the earth: Thy right hand is full of righteousness. [11]Let mount Zion be glad, Let the daughters of Judah rejoice, Because of thy judgments. [12]Walk about Zion, and go round about her; Number the towers thereof; [13]Mark ye well her bulwarks; Consider her palaces: That ye may tell it to the generation following. [14]For this God is our God for ever and ever: He will be our guide [even] unto death.

Psalm 49

[1]Hear this, all ye peoples; Give ear, all ye inhabitants of the world, [2]Both low and high, Rich and poor together. [3]My mouth shall speak wisdom; And the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding. [4]I will incline mine ear to a parable: I will open my dark saying upon the harp. [5]Wherefore should I fear in the days of evil, When iniquity at my heels compasseth me about? [6]They that trust in their wealth, And boast themselves in the multitude of their riches; [7]None [of them] can by any means redeem his brother, Nor give to God a ransom for him; [8](For the redemption of their life is costly, And it faileth for ever;) [9]That he should still live alway, That he should not see corruption. [10]For he shall see it. Wise men die; The fool and the brutish alike perish, And leave their wealth to others. [11]Their inward thought is, [that] their houses [shall continue] for ever, [And] their dwelling-places to all generations; They call their lands after their own names. [12]But man [being] in honor abideth not: He is like the beasts that perish. [13]This their way is their folly: Yet after them men approve their sayings.

Selah

[14]They are appointed as a flock for Sheol; Death shall be their shepherd; And the upright shall have dominion over them in the morning; And their beauty shall be for Sheol to consume, That there be no habitation for it. [15]But God will redeem my soul from the power of Sheol; For he will receive me.

Selah

[16]Be not thou afraid when one is made rich, When the glory of his house is increased. [17]For when he dieth he shall carry nothing away; His glory shall not descend after him. [18]Though while he lived he blessed his soul (And men praise thee, when thou doest well to thyself,) [19]He shall go to the generation of his fathers; They shall never see the light. [20]Man that is in honor, and understandeth not, Is like the beasts that perish.

Psalm 50

[1]The Mighty One, God, Jehovah, hath spoken, And called the earth from the rising of the sun unto the going down thereof. [2]Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God hath shined forth. [3]Our God cometh, and doth not keep silence: A fire devoureth before him, And it is very tempestuous round about him. [4]He calleth to the heavens above, And to the earth, that he may judge his people: [5]Gather my saints together unto me, Those that have made a covenant with me by sacrifice. [6]And the heavens shall declare his righteousness; For God is judge himself.

Selah

[7]Hear, O my people, and I will speak; O Israel, and I will testify unto thee: I am God, [even] thy God. [8]I will not reprove thee for thy sacrifices; And thy burnt-offerings are continually before me. [9]I will take no bullock out of thy house, Nor he-goats out of thy folds. [10]For every beast of the forest is mine, And the cattle upon a thousand hills. [11]I know all the birds of the mountains; And the wild beasts of the field are mine. [12]If I were hungry, I would not tell thee; For the world is mine, and the fulness thereof. [13]Will I eat the flesh of bulls, Or drink the blood of goats? [14]Offer unto God the sacrifice of thanksgiving; And pay thy vows unto the Most High: [15]And call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me. [16]But unto the wicked God saith, What hast thou to do to declare my statutes, And that thou hast taken my covenant in thy mouth, [17]Seeing thou hatest instruction, And castest my words behind thee? [18]When thou sawest a thief, thou consentedst with him, And hast been partaker with adulterers. [19]Thou givest thy mouth to evil, And thy tongue frameth deceit. [20]Thou sittest and speakest against thy brother; Thou slanderest thine own mother's son. [21]These things hast thou done, and I kept silence; Thou thoughtest that I was altogether such a one as thyself: [But] I will reprove thee, and set [them] in order before thine eyes. [22]Now consider this, ye that forget God, Lest I tear you in pieces, and there be none to deliver: [23]Whoso offereth the sacrifice of thanksgiving glorifieth me; And to him that ordereth his way [aright] Will I show the salvation of God.

Psalm 51

[1]Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: According to the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions. [2]Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity, And cleanse me from my sin. [3]For I know my transgressions; And my sin is ever before me. [4]Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, And done that which is evil in thy sight; That thou mayest be justified when thou speakest, And be clear when thou judgest. [5]Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity; And in sin did my mother conceive me. [6] [7]Purify me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. [8]Make me to hear joy and gladness, That the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice. [9]Hide thy face from my sins, And blot out all mine iniquities. [10]Create in me a clean heart, O God; And renew a right spirit within me. [11]Cast me not away from thy presence; And take not thy holy Spirit from me. [12]Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; And uphold me with a willing spirit. [13]Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; And sinners shall be converted unto thee. [14]Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation; [And] my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness. [15]O Lord, open thou my lips; And my mouth shall show forth thy praise. [16]For thou delightest not in sacrifice; else would I give it: Thou hast no pleasure in burnt-offering. [17]The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: A broken and contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise. [18]Do good in thy good pleasure unto Zion: Build thou the walls of Jerusalem. [19]Then will thou delight in the sacrifices of righteousness, In burnt-offering and in whole burnt-offering: Then will they offer bullocks upon thine altar.

Psalm 52

[1]Why boastest thou thyself in mischief, O mighty man? The lovingkindness of God [endureth] continually. [2]Thy tongue deviseth very wickedness, Like a sharp razor, working deceitfully. [3]Thou lovest evil more than good, And lying rather than to speak righteousness.

Selah

[4]Thou lovest all devouring words, thou deceitful tongue. [5]God will likewise destroy thee for ever; He will take thee up, and pluck thee out of thy tent, And root thee out of the land of the living.

Selah

[6]The righteous also shall see [it], and fear, And shall laugh at him, [saying], [7]Lo, this is the man that made not God his strength, But trusted in the abundance of his riches, And strengthened himself in his wickedness. [8]But as for me, I am like a green olive-tree in the house of God: I trust in the lovingkindness of God for ever and ever. [9]I will give thee thanks for ever, because thou hast done it; And I will hope in thy name, for it is good, in the presence of thy saints.

Psalm 53

[1]The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity; There is none that doeth good. [2]God looked down from heaven upon the children of men, To see if there were any that did understand, That did seek after God. [3]Every one of them is gone back; they are together become filthy; There is none that doeth good, no, not one. [4]Have the workers of iniquity no knowledge, Who eat up my people [as] they eat bread, And call not upon God? [5]There were they in great fear, where no fear was; For God hath scattered the bones of him that encampeth against thee: Thou hast put them to shame, because of God hath rejected them. [6]Oh that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion! When God bringeth back the captivity of his people, Then shall Jacob rejoice, [and] Israel shall be glad.

Psalm 54

[1]Save me, O God, by thy name, And judge me in thy might. [2]Hear my prayer, O God; Give ear to the words of my mouth. [3]For strangers are risen up against me, And violent men have sought after my soul: They have not set God before them.

Selah

[4]Behold, God is my helper: The Lord is of them that uphold my soul. [5]He will requite the evil unto mine enemies: Destroy thou them in thy truth. [6]With a freewill-offering will I sacrifice unto thee: I will give thanks unto thy name, O Jehovah, for it is good. [7]For he hath delivered me out of all trouble; And mine eye hath seen [my desire] upon mine enemies.

Psalm 55

[1]Give ear to my prayer, O God; And hide not thyself from my supplication. [2]Attend unto me, and answer me: I am restless in my complaint, and moan, [3]Because of the voice of the enemy, Because of the oppression of the wicked; For they cast iniquity upon me, And in anger they persecute me. [4]My heart is sore pained within me: And the terrors of death are fallen upon me. [5]Fearfulness and trembling are come upon me, And horror hath overwhelmed me. [6]And I said, Oh that I had wings like a dove! Then would I fly away, and be at rest. [7]Lo, then would I wander far off, I would lodge in the wilderness.

Selah

[8]I would haste me to a shelter From the stormy wind and tempest. [9]Destroy, O Lord, [and] divide their tongue; For I have seen violence and strife in the city. [10]Day and night they go about it upon the walls thereof: Iniquity also and mischief are in the midst of it. [11]Wickedness is in the midst thereof: Oppression and guile depart not from its streets. [12]For it was not an enemy that reproached me; Then I could have borne it: Neither was it he that hated me that did magnify himself against me; Then I would have hid myself from him: [13]But it was thou, a man mine equal, My companion, and my familiar friend. [14]We took sweet counsel together; We walked in the house of God with the throng. [15]Let death come suddenly upon them, Let them go down alive into Sheol; For wickedness is in their dwelling, in the midst of them. [16]As for me, I will call upon God; And Jehovah will save me. [17]Evening, and morning, and at noonday, will I complain, and moan; And he will hear my voice. [18]He hath redeemed my soul in peace from the battle that was against me; For they were many [that strove] with me. [19]God will hear, and answer them, Even he that abideth of old,

Selah

[The men] who have no changes, And who fear not God. [20]He hath put forth his hands against such as were at peace with him: He hath profaned his covenant. [21]His mouth was smooth as butter, But his heart was war: His words were softer than oil, Yet were they drawn swords. [22]Cast thy burden upon Jehovah, and he will sustain thee: He will never suffer the righteous to be moved. [23]But thou, O God, wilt bring them down into the pit of destruction: Bloodthirsty and deceitful men shall not live out half their days; But I will trust in thee.

Psalm 56

[1]Be merciful unto me, O God; for man would swallow me up: All the day long he fighting oppresseth me. [2]Mine enemies would swallow me up all the day long; For they are many that fight proudly against me. [3]What time I am afraid, I will put my trust in thee. [4]In God (I will praise his word), In God have I put my trust, I will not be afraid; What can flesh do unto me? [5]All the day long they wrest my words: All their thoughts are against me for evil. [6]They gather themselves together, they hide themselves, They mark my steps, Even as they have waited for my soul. [7]Shall they escape by iniquity? In anger cast down the peoples, O God. [8]Thou numberest my wanderings: Put thou my tears into thy bottle; Are they not in thy book? [9]Then shall mine enemies turn back in the day that I call: This I know, that God is for me. [10]In God (I will praise [his] word), In Jehovah (I will praise [his] word), [11]In God have I put my trust, I will not be afraid; What can man do unto me? [12]Thy vows are upon me, O God: I will render thank-offerings unto thee. [13]For thou hast delivered my soul from death: [Hast thou] not [delivered] my feet from falling, That I may walk before God In the light of the living?

Psalm 57

[1]Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me; For my soul taketh refuge in thee: Yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I take refuge, Until [these] calamities be overpast. [2]I will cry unto God Most High, Unto God that performeth [all things] for me. [3]He will send from heaven, and save me, [When] he that would swallow me up reproacheth;

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God will send forth his lovingkindness and his truth. [4]My soul is among lions; I lie among them that are set on fire, Even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, And their tongue a sharp sword. [5]Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens; [Let] thy glory [be] above all the earth. [6]They have prepared a net for my steps; My soul is bowed down: They have digged a pit before me; They are fallen into the midst thereof themselves.

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[7]My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing, yea, I will sing praises. [8]Awake up, my glory; awake, psaltery and harp: I myself will awake right early. [9]I will give thanks unto thee, O Lord, among the peoples: I will sing praises unto thee among the nations. [10]For thy lovingkindness is great unto the heavens, And thy truth unto the skies. [11]Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens; [Let] thy glory [be] above all the earth.

Psalm 58

[1]Do ye indeed in silence speak righteousness? Do ye judge uprightly, O ye sons of men? [2]Nay, in heart ye work wickedness; Ye weigh out the violence of your hands in the earth. [3]The wicked are estranged from the womb: They go astray as soon as they are born, speaking lies. [4]Their poison is like the poison of a serpent: [They are] like the deaf adder that stoppeth her ear, [5]Which hearkeneth not to the voice of charmers, Charming never so wisely. [6]Break their teeth, O God, in their mouth: Break out the great teeth of the young lions, O Jehovah. [7]Let them melt away as water that runneth apace: When he aimeth his arrows, let them be as though they were cut off. [8][Let them be] as a snail which melteth and passeth away, [Like] the untimely birth of a woman, that hath not seen the sun. [9]Before your pots can feel the thorns, He will take them away with a whirlwind, the green and the burning alike. [10]The righteous shall rejoice when he seeth the vengeance: He shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked; [11]So that men shall say, Verily there is a reward for the righteous: Verily there is a God that judgeth in the earth.

Psalm 59

[1]Deliver me from mine enemies, O my God: Set me on high from them that rise up against me. [2]Deliver me from the workers of iniquity, And save me from the bloodthirsty men. [3]For, lo, they lie in wait for my soul; The mighty gather themselves together against me: Not for my transgression, nor for my sin, O Jehovah. [4]They run and prepare themselves without [my] fault: Awake thou to help me, and behold. [5]Even thou, O Jehovah God of hosts, the God of Israel, Arise to visit all the nations: Be not merciful to any wicked transgressors.

Selah

[6]They return at evening, they howl like a dog, And go round about the city. [7]Behold, they belch out with their mouth; Swords are in their lips: For who, [say they], doth hear? [8]But thou, O Jehovah, wilt laugh at them; Thou wilt have all the nations in derision. [9][Because of] his strength I will give heed unto thee; For God is my high tower. [10]My God with his lovingkindness will meet me: God will let me see [my desire] upon mine enemies. [11]Slay them not, lest my people forget: Scatter them by thy power, and bring them down, O Lord our shield. [12][For] the sin of their mouth, [and] the words of their lips, Let them even be taken in their pride, And for cursing and lying which they speak. [13]Consume them in wrath, consume them, so that they shall be no more: And let them know that God ruleth in Jacob, Unto the ends of the earth.

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[14]And at evening let them return, let them howl like a dog, And go round about the city. [15]They shall wander up and down for food, And tarry all night if they be not satisfied. [16]But I will sing of thy strength; Yea, I will sing aloud of thy lovingkindness in the morning: For thou hast been my high tower, And a refuge in the day of my distress. [17]Unto thee, O my strength, will I sing praises: For God is my high tower, the God of my mercy.

Psalm 60

[1]O God thou hast cast us off, thou hast broken us down; Thou hast been angry; oh restore us again. [2]Thou hast made the land to tremble; thou hast rent it: Heal the breaches thereof; for it shaketh. [3]Thou hast showed thy people hard things: Thou hast made us to drink the wine of staggering. [4]Thou hast given a banner to them that fear thee, That it may be displayed because of the truth.

Selah

[5]That thy beloved may be delivered, Save with thy right hand, and answer us. [6]God hath spoken in his holiness: I will exult; I will divide Shechem, and mete out the valley of Succoth. [7]Gilead is mine, and Manasseh is mine; Ephraim also is the defence of my head; Judah is my sceptre. [8]Moab is my washpot; Upon Edom will I cast my shoe: Philistia, shout thou because of me. [9]Who will bring me into the strong city? Who hath led me unto Edom? [10]Hast not thou, O God, cast us off? And thou goest not forth, O God, with our hosts. [11]Give us help against the adversary; For vain is the help of man. [12]Through God we shall do valiantly; For he it is that will tread down our adversaries.