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The Goodness of God 34 demeanour before Abimelech, who drove
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2 I will bless the LORD at all times;
His praise shall continually be in my mouth. 3 My soul shall glory in the LORD;
The humble shall hear thereof, and be glad. 4 O magnify the LORD with me,
And let us exalt His name together.
And delivered me from all my fears.
And their faces shall never be abashed. 7 This poor man cried, and the LORD heard,
And saved him out of all his troubles. 8 The angel of the LORD encampeth round
about them that fear Him, And dclivereth them. 9 O consider and see that the Lord is good;
Happy is the man that taketh refuge in Him. 10 O fear the LORD, ye His holy ones;
For there is no want to them that fear Him. 11 The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger; But they that seek the LORD want not any
I will teach you the fear of the LORD.
And thy lips from speaking guile.
15 Depart from evil, and do good;
Seek peace, and pursue it. 16 The eyes of the LORD are toward the righteous,
And His ears are open unto their cry. 17 The face of the LORD is against them that
do evil, To cut off the remembrance of them from
the earth. 18 They cried, and the LORD heard,
And delivered them out of all their troubles. 19 The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a
broken heart, And saveth such as are of a contrite spirit. 20 Many are the ills of the righteous,
But the LORD delivereth him out of them all. 21 He keepeth all his bones;
Not one of them is broken. 22 Evil shall kill the wicked; And they that hate the righteous shall be
held guilty 23 The LORD redeemeth the soul of His servants; And none of them that take refuge in Him
shall be desolate.
Frailty of Life
For the Leader, for Jeduthun.
2 I said: 'I will take heed to my ways,
That I sin not with my tongue;
While the wicked is before me.' 3 I was dumb with silence, I held my peace,
had no comfort;
And my pain was held in check. 4 My heart waxed hot within me;
While I was musing, the fire kindled;
Then spoke I with my tongue: 5 'LORD, make me to know mine end,
And the measure of my days, what it is;
Let me know how short-lived I am. 6 Behold, Thou hast made my days as hand
breadths; And mine age is as nothing before Thee; Surely every man at his best estate is altogether vanity.
Selah 7 Surely man walketh as a mere semblance;
Surely for vanity they are in turmoil;
shall gather them.
My hope, it is in Thee. 9 Deliver me from all my transgressions;
Make me not the reproach of the base. 10 I am dumb, I open not my mouth;
Because Thou hast done it. u Remove Thy stroke from off me;
I am consumed by the blow of Thy hand. 12 With rebukes dost Thou chasten man for
Selah 13 Hear my prayer, O LORD, and give ear unto
A sojourner, as all my fathers were. 14 Look away from me, that I may take com
Longing for God
For the Leader; Maschil of the sons of
2 As the hart panteth after the water brooks,
So panteth my soul after Thee, O God. 3 My soul thirsteth for God, for the living
God: ‘When shall I come and appear before God?' 4 My tears have been my food day and night, While they say unto me all the day: 'Where
is thy God?' 5 These things I remember, and pour out my
soul within me, How I passed on with the throng, and led
them to the house of God, With the voice of joy and praise, a multitude
And why moanest thou within me?
land of Jordan, And the Hermons, from the hill Mizar. 8 Deep calleth unto deep at the voice of Thy All Thy waves and Thy billows are gone over
9 By day the LORD will command His loving
kindness, And in the night His song shall be with me,
Even a prayer unto the God of my life. 10 I will say unto God my Rock: ‘Why hast
thou forgotten me? Why go I mourning under the oppression of
the enemy?' 11 As with a crushing in my bones, mine ad
versaries taunt me; While they say unto me all the day: 'Where
is thy God?'
And why moanest thou within me?
Be Thou my judge, O God, and plead
my cause against an ungodly nation; O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust
2 For Thou art the God of my strength; why
hast Thou cast me off? Why go I mourning under the oppression of
the enemy? 3 0 send out Thy light and Thy truth; let
them lead me; Let them bring me unto Thy holy mountain,
and to Thy dwelling-places; 4 Then will I go unto the altar of God, unto
God, my exceeding joy;