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   The Book of Psalms.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
Book V
God Praised, and Supplicated to Give Victory
A Song, A Psalm of David.
[1]  MY heart is fixed, O God;
I will sing, yea, I will sing praises, even with my glory.
[2]  Awake, psaltery and harp:
I myself will awake 1 right early.
[3]  I will give thanks unto thee, O Jehovah, among the peoples;
And I will sing praises unto thee among the nations.
[4]  For thy lovingkindness is great above the heavens;
And thy truth reacheth unto the skies.
[5]  Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens,
And thy glory above all the earth.
[6]  That thy beloved may be delivered,
Save with thy right hand, and answer us. 2
[7]  God hath spoken in his holiness: I will exult;
I will divide Shechem, and mete out the valley of Succoth.
[8]  Gilead is mine; Manasseh is mine;
Ephraim also is the defence of my head;
Judah is my sceptre. 3
[9]  Moab is my washpot;
Upon 4 Edom will I cast my shoe;
Over Philistia will I shout.
[10]  Who will bring me into the fortified city?
Who hath 5 led me unto Edom?
[11]  Hast 6 not thou cast us off, O God?
And thou goest not forth, O God, with out hosts.
[12]  Give us help against the adversary;
For vain is the help 7 of man.
[13]  Through God we shall do valiantly:
For he it is that will tread down our adversaries.
Note 1. Or, awake the dawn. [back]
Note 2. Another reading is, me. [back]
Note 3. Or, lawgiver. [back]
Note 4. Or, Unto. [back]
Note 5. Or, will lead me &c. [back]
Note 6. Or, Wilt not thou, O God, who hast cast us off, And goest … hosts? [back]
Note 7. Heb. salvation. [back]


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