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   The Book of Psalms.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
Book II
God’s Abundant Favor to Earth and Man
For the Chief Musician. A Psalm. A Song of David.
[1]  PRAISE 1 waiteth for thee, O God, in Zion;
And unto thee shall the vow be performed.
[2]  O thou that hearest prayer,
Unto thee shall all flesh come.
[3]  Iniquities 2 prevail against me:
As for our transgressions, thou wilt forgive 3 them.
[4]  Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, and causest to approach unto thee,
That he may dwell in thy courts:
We shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house,
Thy holy temple.
[5]  By terrible things thou wilt answer us in righteousness,
O God of our salvation,
Thou that art the confidence of all the ends of the earth,
And of 4 them that are afar off upon the sea:
[6]  Who by his strength setteth fast the mountains,
Being girded about with might;
[7]  Who stilleth the roaring of the seas,
The roaring of their waves,
And the tumult of the peoples.
[8]  They also that dwell in the uttermost parts are afraid at thy tokens:
Thou makest the outgoings of the morning and evening to rejoice.
[9]  Thou visitest the earth, and waterest it,
Thou greatly enrichest it;
The river of God is full of water:
Thou providest them grain, when 5 thou hast so prepared the 6 earth.
[10]  Thou waterest its furrows abundantly;
Thou settlest 7 the ridges thereof:
Thou makest it soft with showers;
Thou blessest the springing thereof.
[11]  Thou crownest the 8 year with thy goodness;
And thy paths drop fatness.
[12]  They 9 drop upon the pastures of the wilderness;
And the hills are girded with joy.
[13]  The pastures are clothed with flocks;
The valleys also are covered over with grain;
They shout for joy, they also sing.
Note 1. Or, There shall be silence before thee, and praise, O God &c. [back]
Note 2. Heb. Words (or, Matters) of iniquities. [back]
Note 3. Or, expiate. [back]
Note 4. Or, of the sea, afar off. [back]
Note 5. Or, for so preparest thou. [back]
Note 6. Heb. it. [back]
Note 7. Heb. lowerest. [back]
Note 8. Heb. the year of thy goodness. [back]
Note 9. Or, The pastures … do drop. [back]


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