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than the hairs of my | head : they that are mine enemies, and would destroy me guiltless,' are mighty.
5 I paid them the things that I ne'ver took : God, thou knowest my simpleness, and my faults are not | hid' from thee.
6 Let not them that trust in thee, O Lord God of hosts, be ashamed | for' my cause : let not those that seek thee be confounded through me, | O' Lord | God of Israel.
7 And why? for thy sake have I | suffered reproof : shame -' hath covered my face.
8 I am become a stranger un to' my | brethren : even an alien un to' my mo'ther's children.
9 For the zeal of thine house hath | e'ven | eaten me : and the rebukes of them that rebuked | thee are fallen' up on me.
10 I wept, and chastened my self' with fasting : and that was turned to | my' re proof.
11 I put on sack'cloth | also : and -' they | jested' up on me.
12 They that sit in the gate I speak' against me : and the drunkards' make songs' up on me.
13 But, Lord, I make my prayer | un'to | thee : in | an'acceptable | time.
14 Hear me, O God, in the multitude of thy | mercy : even in the truth' of thy' salvation.
15 Take me out of the mire, that | l' sink | not : O let me be delivered from them that hate me, and | out of the deep / waters.
16 Let not the water-flood drown me, neither let
the deep | swallow' me | up : and let not the pit | shut her | mouth' up on me.
17 Hear me, O Lord, for thy loving-/kindness' is | comfortable : turn thee unto me according to the multi'tude of thy | mercies.
18 And hide not thy face from thy servant, for I | am' in trouble : 0 | haste - | thee,' and hear
19 Draw nigh unto my soul,' and save it : 0 deliver me, because of mine - | enemies.
20 Thou hast known my reproof, my shame, and my' dis honour : mine adversaries are all in' thy sight.
21 Thy rebuke hath broken my heart ; I am | full of heaviness : I looked for some to have pity on me, but there was no man, neither | found' I | any' to comfort me.
22 They gave me | gall to eat : and when I was thirsty they gave me vi'ne gar' to drink.
23 Let their table be made a snare to take themselves' with|al : and let the things that should have been for their wealth be unto | them' an occasion of falling.
24 Let their eyes be blinded, | that they | see not : and ever | bow' thou | down' their | backs.
25 Pour out thine indig nation' up on them : and let thy wrathful dis plea'sure | take hold of them.
26 Let their habitation' be void : and no man' to | dwell in' their | tents.
27 For they persecute him whom thou' hast
smitten : and they talk how they may vex | them' whom I thou' hast | wounded.
28 Let them fall from one wickedness to' an-| other : and not come in to' thy righteousness.
29 Let them be wiped out of the book of the living : and not be written' among the righteous.
30 As for me, when I am poor and in heaviness : thy help, o God,' shall | lift' me up.
31 I will praise the Name of God with a song: and magnisfy' it with thanksgiving.
32 This also shall | please the Lord : better than a bullock that hath horns' and hoofs.
33 The humble shall consider this, / and be glad : seek ye after God, and your souľ shall live.
34 For the Lord | heareth' the poor : and de-| spis'eth | not his prisoners.
35 Let heaven and earth' praise him : the sea, and all that moveth" therein.
36 For God will save Sion, and build the cities' of | Judah : that men may dwell there, and have' it | in' possession.
37 The posterity also of his servants | shall inherit it : and they that love his | Name shall | dwell therein.
Psalm LXX. Deus in adjutorium.
haste to help' me, | 0 - | Lord.
2 Let them be ashamed and confounded that seek | after my | soul : let them be turned backward and put to con|fusion' that | wish' me evil.
3 Let them for their reward be soon brought to | shame : that cry | o’ver | me,' There, | there.
4 But let all those that seek thee be joyful and glad' in / thee : and let all such as delight in thy salvation say | alway, The Lord' be praised.
5 As for me, I am poor | and in | misery : haste thee | un'to | me,' 0 | God.
6 Thou art my helper, and my' redeemer : 0 | Lord,' make | no' long | tarrying.
PSALM LXXI. In te, Domine, speravi. IN
be put to confusion : but rid me, and deliver me, in thy righteousness ; incline thine ear | un'to | me,' and save me.
2 Be thou my strong hold, whereunto I may | alway' resort : thou hast promised to help me, for thou art my house' of defence, and my castle.
3 Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of | the' un godly : out of the hand of the un righteous' and | cru'el | man.
4 For thou, O Lord God, art the thing | that I long for : thou art my hope, e'ven | from' my | youth.
5 Through thee have I been holden up ever since | l' was born : thou art he that took me out of my mother's womb; my praise | shall be i always' of thee. 6 I am become as it were a monster | un'to many : but my sure' trust | is' in / thee.
7 O let my mouth be filled with thy | praise : that I may sing of thy glory and honour all the day - | long.
8 Cast me not away in the time of age : forsake me not' when my strength faileth me.
9 For mine enemies speak against me, and they that lay wait for my soul take their counsel toge'ther, | saying : God hath forsaken him ; persecute him, and take him, for there is none to deliver him.
10 Go not far from me,' 0 | God : my | God,' haste | thee' to help me.
11 Let them be confounded and perish that are against my | soul : let them be covered with shame and dishonour that I seek' to | do' me | evil.
12 As for me, I will patiently asbide' al way : and will praise thee more and more.
13 My mouth shall daily speak of thy righteousness and salvation : for I know' no end' there|of.
14 I will go forth in the strength of the Lord | God : and will make mention of thy' righteous'ness only.
15 Thou, O God, hast taught me from my youth up | un’til | now : therefore will I | tell of thy | won'drous works.
16 Forsake me not, O God, in mine old age, when I am' gray-headed : until I have shewed thy strength unto this generation, and thy power to all them that are | yet for | to come.