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should not fear and overwhelmed their enemies with the sea.
55 And brought them within the borders of his sanctuary: even to his mountain which he purchased with his right hand.
56 He cast out the heathen also before them : caused their land to be divided among them for an heritage, and made the tribes of Israel to dwell in their tents.
57 So they tempted, and displeased the most high God and kept not his testimonies;
58 But turned their backs, and fell away like their forefathers: starting aside like a broken bow.
59 For they grieved him with their hillaltars and provoked him to displeasure
with their images.
60 When God heard this, he was wroth: and took sore displeasure at Israel.
61 So that he forsook the tabernacle in Silo: even the tent that he had pitched among men.
62 He delivered their power into captivity and their beauty into the enemy's hand.
63 He gave his people over also unto the sword and was wroth with his inheritance. 64 The fire consumed their young men : and their maidens were not given to mar
65 Their priests were slain with the sword and there were no widows to make lamentation.
66 So the Lord awaked as one out of sleep : and like a giant refreshed with wine. 67 He smote his enemies in the hinder parts and put them to a perpetual shame. 68 He refused the tabernacle of Joseph : and chose not the tribe of Ephraim ;
69 But chose the tribe of Judah even the hill of Sion which he loved.
70 And there he built his temple on high : and laid the foundation of it like the ground which he hath made continually.
71 He chose David also his servant and took him away from the sheep-folds.
72 As he was following the ewes great with young ones he took him that he might feed Jacob his people, and Israel his inheritance.
73 So he fed them with a faithful and true heart and ruled them prudently with all his power.
PSALM LXXIX. Deus, venerunt.
GOD, the heathen are come into thine inheritance: thy holy temple have they defiled, and made Jerusalem an heap of
2 The dead bodies of thy servants have
they given to be meat unto the fowls of the air and the flesh of thy saints unto the beasts of the land.
3 Their blood have they shed like water on every side of Jerusalem and there was no man to bury them.
4 We are become an open shame to our enemies a very scorn and derision unto them that are round about us.
5 Lord, how long wilt thou be angry : shall thy jealousy burn like fire for ever?
6 Pour out thine indignation upon the heathen that have not known thee and upon the kingdoms that have not called upon thy Name.
7 For they have devoured Jacob : and laid waste his dwelling-place.
8 O remember not our old sins, but have mercy upon us, and that soon for we are come to great misery.
9 Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of thy Name : O deliver us, and be merciful unto our sins, for thy Name's sake.
10 Wherefore do the heathen say: Where is now their God?
11 O let the vengeance of thy servants' blood that is shed: be openly shewed upon the heathen in our sight.
12 O let the sorrowful sighing of the prisoners come before thee according to
the greatness of thy power, preserve thou those that are appointed to die.
13 And for the blasphemy wherewith our neighbours have blasphemed thee : reward thou them, O Lord, seven-fold into their bosom.
14 So we, that are thy people, and sheep of thy pasture, shall give thee thanks for ever : and will alway be shewing forth thy praise from generation to generation.
PSALM LXXX. Qui regis Israel.
EAR, O thou Shepherd of Israel, thou that leadest Joseph like a sheep: shew thyself also, thou that sittest upon the cherubims.
2 Before Ephraim, Benjamin, and Manasses stir up thy strength, and come, and help us.
3 Turn us again, O God: shew the light of thy countenance, and we shall be whole.
4 O Lord God of hosts: how long wilt thou be angry with thy people that prayeth?
5 Thou feedest them with the bread of tears and givest them plenteousness of tears to drink.
6 Thou hast made us a very strife unto our neighbours and our enemies laugh us
7 Turn us again, thou God of hosts :
shew the light of thy countenance, and we shall be whole.
8 Thou hast brought a vine out of Egypt thou hast cast out the heathen, and planted it.
9 Thou madest room for it: and when it had taken root it filled the land.
10 The hills were covered with the shadow of it and the boughs thereof were like the goodly cedar-trees.
11 She stretched out her branches unto the sea and her boughs unto the river.
12 Why hast thou then broken down her hedge that all they that go by pluck off her grapes?
13 The wild boar out of the wood doth root it up and the wild beasts of the field devour it.
14 Turn thee again, thou God of hosts, look down from heaven behold, and visit this vine;
15 And the place of the vineyard that thy right hand hath planted and the branch that thou madest so strong for thyself.
16 It is burnt with fire, and cut down and they shall perish at the rebuke of thy
17 Let thy hand be upon the man of thy right hand and upon the son of man, whom thou madest so strong for thine own self.