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55.8
PSALMS

And I will wait for Thy name, for it is good, in the presence of Thy saints.


53 For the Leader; upon Mahalath. Maschil of David.


2The fool hath said in his heart: 'There is no God';
They have dealt corruptly, and have done abominable iniquity; :There is none that doeth good.
3God looked forth from heaven upon the children of men,
To see if there were any man of understanding, that did seek after God.
4Every one of them is unclean, they are together become impure;
There is none that doeth good, no, not one.
 
5'Shall not the workers of iniquity know it,
Who eat up My people as they eat bread,
And call not upon God?'
6There are they in great fear, where no fear was;
For God hath scattered the bones of him that encampeth against thee;
Thou hast put them to shame, because God hath rejected them.
 
7Oh that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion!
When God turneth the captivity of His people,
Let Jacob rejoice, let Israel be glad.


54 For the Leader; with string-music. Maschil of David: 2when the Ziphites came and said to Saul: 'Doth not David hide himself with us?'


3O God, save me by Thy name,
And right me by Thy might.
4O God, hear my prayer; give ear to the words of my mouth.
5For strangers are risen up against me,
And violent men have sought after my soul;
They have not set God before them. Selah
6Behold, God is my helper;
The Lord is for me as the upholder of my soul.
7He will requite the evil unto them that lie in wait for me;
Destroy Thou them in Thy truth.
8With a freewill-offering will I sacrifice unto Thee;
I will give thanks unto Thy name, O Lord, for it is good.
9For He hath delivered me out of all trouble;
And mine eye hath gazed upon mine enemies.


55 For the Leader; with string-music. Maschil of David


2Give ear, O God, to my prayer;
And hide not Thyself from my supplication.
3Attend unto me, and answer me;
I am distraught in my complaint, and will moan;
4Because of the voice of the enemy,
Because of the oppression of the wicked;
For they cast mischief upon me,
And in anger they persecute me.
5My heart doth writhe within me;
And the terrors of death are fallen upon me.
6Fear and trembling come upon me,
And horror hath overwhelmed me.
7And I said: 'Oh that I had wings like a dove!
Then would I fly away, and be at rest.
8Lo, then would I wander far off,

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