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   The Book of Psalms.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
Book I
Praise to the Creator and Preserver
[1]  REJOICE in Jehovah, O ye righteous:
Praise is comely for the upright.
[2]  Give thanks unto Jehovah with the harp:
Sing praises unto him with the psaltery of ten strings.
[3]  Sing unto him a new song;
Play skilfully with a loud noise.
[4]  For the word of Jehovah is right;
And all his work is done in faithfulness.
[5]  He loveth righteousness and justice:
The earth is full of the lovingkindness of Jehovah.
[6]  By the word of Jehovah were the heavens made,
And all the host of them by the breath of his mouth.
[7]  He gathereth the waters of the sea together as a heap:
He layeth up the deeps in storehouses.
[8]  Let all the earth fear Jehovah:
Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him.
[9]  For he spake, and it was done;
He commanded, and it stood fast.
[10]  Jehovah bringeth the counsel of the nations to nought;
He maketh the thoughts of the peoples to be of no effect.
[11]  The counsel of Jehovah standeth fast for ever,
The thoughts of his heart to all generations.
[12]  Blessed is the nation whose God is Jehovah,
The people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.
[13]  Jehovah looketh from heaven;
He beholdeth all the sons of men;
[14]  From the place of his habitation he looketh forth
Upon all the inhabitants of the earth,
[15]  He that fashioneth the hearts of them all,
That considereth all their works.
[16]  There is no king saved by the 1 multitude of a host:
A mighty man is not delivered by great strength.
[17]  A horse is a vain thing for safety;
Neither doth he deliver any by his great power.
[18]  Behold, the eye of Jehovah is upon them that fear him,
Upon them that hope 2 in his lovingkindness;
[19]  To deliver their soul from death,
And to keep them alive in famine.
[20]  Our soul hath waited for Jehovah:
He is our help and our shield.
[21]  For our heart shall rejoice in him,
Because we have trusted in his holy name.
[22]  Let thy lovingkindness, O Jehovah, be upon us,
According as we have 2 hoped in thee.
Note 1. Or, a great power. [back]
Note 2. Or, wait for. [back]


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