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PSALMS

32Nobles shall come out of Egypt;
Ethiopia shall hasten to stretch out her hands unto God.
 
33Sing unto God, ye kingdoms of the earth;
O sing praises unto the Lord; Selah
34To Him that rideth upon the heavens of heavens, which are of old;
Lo, He uttereth His voice, a mighty voice.
35Ascribe ye strength unto God;
His majesty is over Israel,
And His strength is in the skies.
36Awful is God out of thy holy places;
The God of Israel, He giveth strength and power unto the people;
Blessed be God.


69 For the Leader; upon Shoshannim. [A Psalm] of David.


2Save me, O God;
For the waters are come in even unto the soul.
3I am sunk in deep mire, where there is no standing;
I am come into deep waters, and the flood overwhelmeth me.
4I am weary of my crying; my throat is dried;
Mine eyes fail while I wait for my God.
5They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of my head;
They that would cut me off, being mine enemies wrongfully, are many;
Should I restore that which I took not away?
6O God, Thou knowest my folly;
And my trespasses are not hid from Thee.
7Let not them that wait for Thee be ashamed through me, O Lord God of hosts;
Let not those that seek Thee be brought to confusion through me, O God of Israel.
 
8Because for Thy sake I have borne reproach;
Confusion hath covered my face.
9I am become a stranger unto my brethren,
And an alien unto my mother's children.
10Because zeal for Thy house hath eaten me up,
And the reproaches of them that reproach Thee are fallen upon me.
11And I wept with my soul with fasting,
And that became unto me a reproach.
12I made sackcloth also my garment,
And I became a byword unto them.
13They that sit in the gate talk of me;
And I am the song of the drunkards.
 
14But as for me, let my prayer be unto Thee, O Lord, in an acceptable time;
O God, in the abundance of Thy mercy,
Answer me with the truth of Thy salvation.
15Deliver me out of the mire, and let me not sink;
Let me be delivered from them that hate me, and out of the deep waters.
16Let not the waterflood overwhelm me,
Neither let the deep swallow me up;
And let not the pit shut her mouth upon me.
17Answer me, O Lord, for Thy mercy is good;
According to the multitude of Thy compassions turn Thou unto me.

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