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PSALMS

And hast scattered us among the nations.
13Thou sellest Thy people for small gain,
And hast not set their prices high.
14Thou makest us a taunt to our neighbours,
A scorn and a derision to them that are round about us.
15Thou makest us a byword among the nations,
A shaking of the head among the peoples.
16All the day is my confusion before me,
And the shame of my face hath covered me,
17For the voice of him that taunteth and blasphemeth;
By reason of the enemy and the revengeful.
 
18All this is come upon us; yet have we not forgotten Thee,
Neither have we been false to Thy covenant.
19Our heart is not turned back,
Neither have our steps declined from Thy path;
20Though Thou hast crushed us into a place of jackals,
And covered us with the shadow of death.
21If we had forgotten the name of our God,
Or spread forth our hands to a strange god;
22Would not God search this out?
For He knoweth the secrets of the heart.
23Nay, but for Thy sake are we killed all the day;
We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
 
24Awake, why sleepest Thou, O Lord?
Arouse Thyself, cast not off for ever.
25Wherefore hidest Thou Thy face,
And forgettest our affliction and our oppression?
26For our soul is bowed down to the dust;
Our belly cleaveth unto the earth.
27Arise for our help,
And redeem us for Thy mercy's sake.


45 For the Leader; upon Shoshannim; [a Psalm] of the sons of Korah. Maschil. A Song of loves.


2My heart overfloweth with a goodly matter;
I say: 'My work is concerning a king';
My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
 
3Thou art fairer than the children of men;
Grace is poured upon thy lips;
Therefore God hath blessed thee for ever.
4Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O mighty one,
Thy glory and thy majesty.
5And in thy majesty prosper, ride on,
In behalf of truth and meekness and righteousness;
And let thy right hand teach thee tremendous things.
6Thine arrows are sharp—
The peoples fall under thee—
[They sink] into the heart of the king's enemies.
7Thy throne given of God is for ever and ever;
A sceptre of equity is the sceptre of thy kingdom.
8Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated wickedness;
Therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee

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