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- And their iniquity with strokes.
- 34But My mercy will I not break off from him,
- Nor will I be false to My faithfulness.
- 35My covenant will I not profane,
- Nor alter that which is gone out of My lips.
- 36Once have I sworn by My holiness:
- Surely I will not be false unto David;
- 37His seed shall endure for ever,
- And his throne as the sun before Me.
- 38It shall be established for ever as the moon;
- And be stedfast as the witness in sky.' Selah
- 39But Thou hast cast off and rejected,
- Thou hast been wroth with Thine anointed.
- 40Thou hast abhorred the covenant of Thy servant;
- Thou hast profaned his crown even to the ground.
- 41Thou hast broken down all his fences;
- Thou hast brought his strongholds to ruin.
- 42All that pass by the way spoil him;
- He is become a taunt to his neighbours.
- 43Thou hast exalted the right hand of his adversaries;
- Thou hast made all his enemies to rejoice.
- 44Yea, Thou turnest back the edge of his sword,
- And hast not made him to stand in the battle.
- 45Thou hast made his brightness to cease,
- And cast his throne down to the ground.
- 46The days of his youth hast Thou shortened;
- Thou hast covered him with shame. Selah
- 47How long, O Lord, wilt Thou hide Thyself for ever?
- How long shall Thy wrath burn like fire?
- 48O remember how short my time is;
- For what vanity hast Thou created all the children of men!
- 49What man is he that liveth and shall not see death,
- That shall deliver his soul from the power of the grave? Selah
- 50Where are Thy former mercies, O Lord,
- Which Thou didst swear unto David in Thy faithfulness?
- 51Remember, Lord, the taunt of Thy servants;
- How I do bear in my bosom [the taunt of] so many peoples;
- 52Wherewith Thine enemies have taunted, O Lord,
- Wherewith they have taunted the footsteps of Thine anointed.
- 53Blessed be the Lord for evermore.
- Amen, and Amen.
90 A Prayer of Moses the man of God.
- Lord, Thou hast been our dwelling-place in all generations.
- 2Before the mountains were brought forth,
- Or ever Thou hadst formed the earth and the world,
- Even from everlasting to everlasting, Thou art God.
- 3Thou turnest man to contrition;
- And sayest: 'Return, ye children of men.'
- 4For a thousand years in Thy sight
- Are but as yesterday when it is past,