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How oft did they provoke him in the wilderness,
th, and indignation, and trouble,
But made his own people to go forth like sheep,
thers: They were turned aside like a deceitful bow. For they provoked him to anger with their high
places, And moved him to jealousy with theirgraven images. When God heard this, he was wroth, And greatly abhorred Israel: So that he forsook the tabernacle of Shiloh, The tent which he placed among men; And delivered his strength into captivity, And his glory into the enemy's hand. He gave his people over also unto the sword; And was wroth with his inheritance. The fire consumed their young men;
And their maidens were not given to marriage.
brought him To feed Jacob his people, And Israel his inheritance. So he fed them according to the integrity of his heart; And guided them by the skilfulness of his hands.
A Psalm of Asaph O God, the heathen are come into thine inheritance; Thy holy temple have they defiled;
They have laid Jerusalem on heaps.
known thee, And
upon the kingdoms that have not called upon thy name. For they have devoured Jacob, And laid waste his dwelling place. O remember not against us former iniquities: Let thy tender mercies speedily prevent us: For we are brought very low. Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of
thy name: And deliver us, and purge away our sins, for thy
name's sake. Wherefore should the heathen say, Where is their
God? Let him be known among the heathen in our sight
By the revenging of the blood of thy servants which
is shed. Let the sighing of the prisoner come before thee; According to the greatness of thy power Preserve thou those that are appointed to die; And render unto our neighbours sevenfold into their
bosom Their reproach, wherewith they have reproached
thee, O Lord. So we thy people and sheep of thy pasture Will give thee thanks for ever: We will shew forth thy praise to all generations.
To the chief Musician upon Shoshannim-Eduth
A Psalm of Asaph Give
ear, O Shepherd of Israel, Thou that leadest Joseph like a flock; Thou that dwellest between the cherubims, shine
forth. Before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh Stir up thy strength, And come and save us. Turn us again, O God, And cause thy face to shine; and we shall be saved. O Lord God of hosts,