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12 Behold, these are the ungodly, il near to God: I have put my trust in who prosper in the world; they in the Lord God, that I may declare crease in riches.
all thy works. 13 Verily I have cleansed my heart in vain, and washed my hands
PSALM LXXIV. in innocency. 14 For all the day long have I
Maschil of Asaph. been plagued, and chastened every
O God, why hast thou cast us off for morning.
ever? why doth thine anger smoke 15 If I say, I will speak thus; be against the sheep of thy pasture? hold, I should offend against the ge 2 Remember thy congregation, neration of thy children.
which thou hast purchased of old ; 16 When I thought to know this, the rod of thine inheritance, which it was too painful for me;.
thou hast redeemed ; this mount Zi17 Until I went into the sanc on, wherein thou hast dwelt. tuary of God; then understood I 3 Lift up thy feet unto the pertheir end.
petual desolations; even all that the 18 Surely thou didst set them in enemy hath done wickedly in the slippery places : thou castedst them sanctuary. down into destruction.
4 Thine enemies roar in the midst 19 How are they brought into de of thy congregations; they set up solation, as in a moment! they are their ensigns for signs. utterly consumed with terrors.
5 A man was famous according 20 As a dream when one awaketh; as he had lifted up axes upon the so, O Lord, when thou awakest, thou thick trees. shalt despise their image.
6 But now they break down the 21 Thus my heart was grieved, carved work thereof at once with and I was pricked in my reins. axes and hammers.
22 So foolish was I, and ignorant: 7 They have cast fire into thy I was as a beast before thee.
sanctuary, they have defiled by cast23 Nevertheless I am continually ing down the dwelling place of thy with thee: thou hast holden me by name to the ground. my right hand.
8 They said in their hearts, Let 24 Thou shalt guide me with thy us destroy them together: they have counsel, and afterward receive me to burned up all the synagogues of glory.
God in the land. 25 Whom have I in heaven but 9 We see not our signs: there is thee? and there is none upon earth no more any prophet: neither is there that I desire beside thee.
among us any that knoweth how 26 My flesh and my heart faileth: long. but God is the strength of my heart, 10 O God, how long shall the and my portion for ever.
adversary reproach? shall the ene27 For, lo, they that are far from my blaspheme thy name for ever? thee shall perish : thou hast destroy 11 Why withdrawest thou thy ed all them that go a whoring from hand, even thy right hand ? pluck it thee.
out of thy bosom. 28 But it is good for me to draw | 12 For God is my King of old, working salvation in the midst of || for that thy name is near thy wonthe earth.
drous works declare. 13 Thou didst divide the sea by 2 When I shall receive the conthy strength : thou brakest the heads gregation I will judge uprightly. of the dragons in the waters.
3 The earth and all the inhabitants 14 Thou brakest the heads of le thereof are dissolved : I bear up the viathan in pieces, and gavest him pillars of it. Selah. to be meat to the people inhabiting 4 I said unto the fools, Deal not the wilderness.
foolishly: and to the wicked, Lift 15 Thou didst cleave the fountain not up the horn: and the flood: thou driedst up migh 5 Lift not up your horn on high : ty rivers.
speak not with a stiff neck. 16 The day is thine, the night also 6 For promotion cometh neither is thine: thou hast prepared the light from the east, nor from the west, and the sun.
nor from the south. 17 Thou hast set all the borders 7 But God is the judge: he putof the earth : thou hast made sum teth down one, and setteth up anmer and winter.
other. 18 Remember this, that the enemy 8 For in the hand of the Lord bath reproached, O LORD, and that there is a cup, and the wine is red; the foolish people have blasphemed it is full of mixture; and he poureth thy name.
out of the same: but the dregs there19 O deliver not the soul of thy of, all the wicked of the earth shall turtledove unto the multitude of the wring them out, and drink them. wicked : forget not the congregation 9 But I will declare for ever; I of thy poor for ever.
will sing praises to the God of 20 Have respect unto the cove Jacob. nant: for the dark places of the 10 All the horns of the wicked earth are full of the habitations of also will I cut off; but the horns of cruelty.
the righteous shall be exalted. 21 O let not the oppressed return ashamed: let the poor and needy praise thy name.
PSALM LXXVI. 22 Arise, O God, plead thine own
To the chief Musician on Neginoth, cause: remember how the foolish
A Psalm or Song of Asaph. man reproacheth thee daily.
23 Forget not the voice of thine IN Judah is God known : his name enemies: the tumult of those that is great in Israel. rise up against thee increaseth con 2 In Salem also is his tabernacle, tinually.
and his dwelling place in Zion.
3 There brake he the arrows of PSALM LXXV.
the bow, the shield, and the sword, To the chief Musician, Al-taschith,
and the battle. Selah. A Psalm or Song of Asaph.
4 Thou art more glorious and
excellent than the mountains of UNTO thee, O God, do we give prey. thanks, unto thee do we give thanks: 5 The stouthearted are spoiled, they have slept their sleep: and in the night: I commune with mine none of the men of might have own heart: and my spirit made dilifound their hands.
gent search. 6 At thy rebuke, O God of Jacob, 7 Will the Lord cast off for both the chariot and horse are cast ever? and will he be favourable no into a dead sleep.
more? 7 Thou, even thou, urt to be fear 8 Is his mercy clean gone for ed: and who may stand in thy sight ever? doth his promise fail for everwhen once thou art angry?
inore? 8 Thou didst cause judgment to 9 Hath God forgotten to be grabe heard from heaven; the earth cious ? hath he in anger shut up his feared, and was still,
tender inercies: Selah. 9 When God arose to judgment, 10 And I said, This is my into save all the meek of the earth. firinity : but I will remember the Selah.
years of the right hand of the 10 Surely the wrath of man shall most high. praise thee: the remainder of wrath 11 I will remember the works of shalt thou restrain.
the LORD: surely I will remember 11 Vow, and pay unto the LORD thy wonders of old. your God : let all that be round a 12 I will meditate also of all thy bout him bring presents unto him work, and talk of thy doings. that ought to be feared.
13 Thy way, O God, is in the 12 He shall cut off the spirit of sanctuary: who is so great a God as princes : he is terrible to the kings our God! of the earth.
14 Thou art the God that doest wonders: thou hast declared thy
strength among the people. PSALM LXXVII.
15 Thou hast with thine arm reTo the chief Musician, to Jeduthun,
deemed thy people, the sons of JaA Psalm of Asaph.
cob and Joseph. Selah.
16 The waters saw thee, O God, I Cried unto God with my voice, the waters saw thee; they were aeven unto God with my voice; and fraid : the depths also were trouhe gave ear unto me.
bled. 2 In the day of my trouble I 17 The clouds poured out water: sought the LORD: my sore ran in the skies sent out a sound: thine arthe night, and ceased not: my soul rows also went abroad. refused to be comforted.
18 The voice of thy thunder was 3 I remembered God, and was in the heaven : the lightnings lighttroubled: I complained, and my ened the world: the earth trembled spirit was overwhelmed. Selah. and shook.
4 Thou holdest mine eyes wak 19 Thy way is in the sea, and thy ing: I am so troubled that I cannot path in the great waters, and thy speak.
footsteps are not known. 5 I have considered the days of 20 Thou leddest thy people like old, the years of ancient times. a fock by the hand of Moses and
6 I call to remembrance iny song | Aaron.
Maschil of Asaph. Give ear, O my people, to my law : incline your ears to the words of my mouth.
2 I will open my mouth in a parable: I will utter dark sayings of old :
3 Which we have heard and known, and our fathers have told us.
4 We will not hide them from their children, shewing to the generation to come the praises of the LORD, and his strength, and bis wonderful works that he hath done.
5 For he established a testimony in Jacob, and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers, that they should make them known to their children:
6 That the generation to come might know them, even the children which should be born; who should arise and declare them to their children :
7 That they might set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments:
8 And might not be as their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation; a generation that set not their heart aright, and whose spirit was not stedfast with God.
9 The children of Ephraim, being armed, and carrying bows, turned back in the day of battle.
10 They kept not the covenant of God, and refused to walk in his
13 He divided the sea, and caused them to pass through; and be made the waters to stand as an heap..
14 In the daytime also be led them with a cloud, and all the night with a light of fire.
15 He clave the rocks in the wilderness, and gave them drink as out of the great depths.
16 He brought streams also out of the rock, and caused waters to run down like rivers.
17 And they sinned yet more against him by provoking the most high in the wilderness.
18 And they tempted God in their heart by asking meat for their lust.
19 Yea, they spake against God; they said, Can God furnish a table in the wilderness ?
20 Behold, he smote the rock, that the waters gushed out, and the streams overflowed ; can be give bread also ? can be provide flesh for his people?
21 Therefore the Lord heard this, and was wroth : so a fire was kindled against Jacob, and anger also came up against Israel;
22 Because they believed not in God, and trusted not in his salvation:
23 Though he had commanded the clouds from above, and opened the doors of heaven,
24 And had rained down manna upon them to eat, and had given them of the corn of heaven.
25 Man did eat angels' food: he sent them meat to the full.
26 He caused an east wind to blow in the heaven: and by his power be brought in the south wind. 27 He rained flesh also upon them
as dust, and feathered fowls like as | the sand of the sea :
28 And he let it fall in the midst of their camp, round about their habitations.
29 So they did eat, and were well filled: for he gave them their own desire;
30 They were not estranged from their lust. But while their meat was yet in their mouths,
31 The wrath of God came upon them, and slew the fattest of them, and smote down the chosen men of Israel.
32 For all this they sinned still, and believed not for his wondrous works.
33 Therefore their days did he consume in vanity, and their years in trouble.
34 When he slew them, then they sought him: and they returned and enquired early after God.
35 And they remembered that God was their rock, and the high God their redeemer.
36 Nevertheless they did flatter him with their mouth, and they lied unto him with their tongues.
37 For their heart was not right with him, neither were they stedfast in his covenant.
38 But he, being full of compassion, forgave their iniquity, and destroyed them not: yea, many a time turned he his anger away, and did not stir up all his wrath.
39 For he remembered that they were but flesh; a wind that passeth away, and cometh not again.
40 How oft did they provoke him in the wilderness, and grieve him in the desert!
41 Yea, they turned back and tempted God, and limited the Holy One of Israel.
42 They remembered not his hand, nor the day when he delivered them from the enemy.
43 How he had wrought his signs in Egypt, and his wonders in the field of Zoan:
44 And had turned their rivers into blood; and their floods, that they could not drink.
45 He sent divers sorts of Aies among them, which devoured them; and frogs, which destroyed them.
46 He gave also their increase unto the caterpiller, and their labour unto the locust.
47 He destroyed their vines with hail, and their sycamore trees with frost.
48 He gave up their cattle also to the hail, and their flocks to hot thunderbolts.
49 He cast upon them the fierceness of his anger, wrath, and indignation, and trouble, by sending evil angels among them.
50 He made a way to his anger; he spared not their soul from death, but gave their life over to the pestilence;
51 And smote all the firstborn in Egypt; the chief of their strength in the tabernacles of Ham :
52 But made his own people to go forth like sheep, and guided them in the wilderness like a flock.
53 And he led them on safely, so that they feared not: but the sea overwhelmed their enemies.
54 And he brought them to the border of his sanctuary, even to this mountain, which his right hand had purchased.
55 He cast out the heathen also before them, and divided them an inheritance by line, and made the tribes of Israel to dwell in their tents.