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   The Book of Psalms.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
Book V
Jehovah an Abundant Helper
[1]  PRAISE 1 ye Jehovah.
Praise Jehovah, O my soul.
[2]  While I live will I praise Jehovah:
I will sing praises unto my God while I have any being.
[3]  Put not your trust in princes,
Nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help.
[4]  His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth;
In that very day his thoughts 2 perish.
[5]  Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help,
Whose hope is in Jehovah his God:
[6]  Who made heaven and earth,
The sea, and all that in them is;
Who keepeth truth for ever;
[7]  Who executeth justice for the oppressed;
Who giveth food to the hungry.
Jehovah looseth the prisoners
[8]  Jehovah openeth the eyes of the blind;
Jehovah raiseth up them that are bowed down;
Jehovah loveth the righteous;
[9]  Jehovah preserveth the sojourners;
He upholdeth the fatherless and widow;
But the way of the wicked he turneth 3 upside down.
[10]  Jehovah will reign for ever,
Thy God, O Zion, unto all generations.
Praise 4 ye Jehovah.
Note 1. Heb. Hallelujah. [back]
Note 2. Or, purposes. [back]
Note 3. Or, maketh crooked. [back]
Note 4. Heb. Hallelujah. [back]


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