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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.

ספר רביעי

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,