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PSALMS

They mark my steps;
According as they have waited for my soul.
8Because of iniquity cast them out;
In anger bring down the peoples, O God.
9Thou has counted my wanderings;
Put Thou my tears into Thy bottle;
Are they not in Thy book?
10Then shall mine enemies turn back in the day that I call;
This I know, that God is for me.
11In God—I will praise His word—
In the Lord—I will praise His word—
12In God do I trust, I will not be afraid;
What can man do unto me?
 
13Thy vows are upon me, O God;
I will render thank-offerings unto Thee.
14For thou hast delivered my soul from death;
Hast Thou not delivered my feet from stumbling?
That I may walk before God in the light of the living?


57 For the Leader; Al-tashheth. [A Psalm] of David; Michtam; when he fled from Saul, in the cave.


2Be gracious unto me, O God, be gracious unto me,
For in Thee hath my soul taken refuge;
Yea, in the shadow of Thy wings will I take refuge,
Until calamities be overpast.
3I will cry unto God Most high;
Unto God that accomplisheth it for me.
4He will send from heaven, and save me,
When he that would swallow me up taunteth, Selah
God shall send forth His mercy and His truth.
5My soul is among lions, I do lie down among them that are aflame;
Even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows,
And their tongue a sharp sword.
6Be Thou exalted, O God, above the heavens; Thy glory be above all the earth.
7They have prepared a net for my steps,
My soul is bowed down;
They have digged a pit before me,
They are fallen into the midst thereof themselves. Selah
8My heart is stedfast, O God, my heart is stedfast;
I will sing, yea, I will sing praises.
9Awake, my glory; awake, psaltery and harp;
I will awake the dawn.
10I will give thanks unto Thee, O Lord, among the peoples;
I will sing praises unto Thee among the nations.
11For Thy mercy is great unto the heavens,
And Thy truth unto the skies.
12Be Thou exalted, O God, above the heavens;
Thy glory be above all the earth.


58 For the Leader; Al-tashheth. [A Psalm] of David; Michtam.


2Do ye indeed speak as a righteous company?
Do ye judge with equity the sons of men?
3Yea, in heart ye work wickedness;
Ye weigh out in the earth the violence of your hands.
4The wicked are estranged from the womb;
The speakers of lies go astray as soon as they are born.

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