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Remember thy congregation, which thou hast pur
chased of old; The rod of thine inheritance, which thou hast re
deemed; This mount Zion, wherein thou hast dwelt. Lift up thy feet unto the perpetual desolations; Even all that the enemy hath done wickedly in the
sanctuary. Thine enemies roar in the midst of thy congrega
tions; They set up their ensigns for signs. A man was famous according as he had lifted up Axes upon the thick trees. But now they break down the carved work thereof At once with axes and hammers. They have cast fire into thy san6luary, They have defiled by casting down the dwelling place
of thy name to the ground. They said in their hearts, Let us destroy them to
gether: They have burned up all the synagogues of God in
the land. We see not our signs: There is no more any prophet: Neither is there among us any that knoweth how
long. O God, how long shall the adversary reproach? Shall the enemy blaspheme thy name for ever?
Why withdrawest thou thy hand, even thy right
hand? Pluck it out of thy bosom. For God is my King of old, Working salvation in the midst of the earth. Thou didst divide the sea by thy strength: Thou brakest the heads of the dragons in the waters. Thou brakest the heads of leviathan in pieces, And gavest him to be meat to the people inhabiting
Thou didst cleave the fountain and the flood:
Thou driedst up mighty rivers.
O deliver not the soul of thy turtledove unto the mul
titude of the wicked: Forget not the congregation of thy poor for ever. Have respect unto the covenant: For the dark places of the earth are full of the ha
bitations of cruelty. O let not the oppressed return ashamed: Let the poor and needy praise thy name.
Arise, O God, plead thine own cause:
To the chief Musician
we give thanks:
For in the hand of the Lord there is a cup, and the
wine is red; It is full of mixture; and he poureth out of the same: But the dregs thereof, all the wicked of the earth
shall wring them out, and drink them.
To the chief Musician on Neginoth
A Psalm or Song of Asaph In Judah is God known: His name is great in Israel. In Salem also is his tabernacle, And his dwelling place in Zion. There brake he the arrows of the bow, The shield, and the sword, and the battle. Selah.
. Thou art more glorious and excellent than the moun
tains of prey.
The stouthearted are spoiled, they have slept their
sleep: And none of themen of might have found their hands. At thy rebuke, O God of Jacob, Both the chariot and horse are cast into a dead sleep. Thou, even thou, art to be feared:
may stand in thy sight when once thou art angry? Thou didst cause judgment to be heard from heaven; The earth feared, and was still, When God arose to judgment, To save all the meek of the earth.
Selah. Surely the wrath of man shall praise thee: The remainder of wrath shalt thou restrain. Vow, and pay unto the Lord
God: Let all that be round about him bring presents unto
him that ought to be feared. He shall cut off the spirit of princes: He is terrible to the kings of the earth.
To the chief Musician, to Jeduthun
A Psalm of Asaph
gave ear unto
In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord: