Beatus qui intelligit
Blessed is he that considereth the poor and needy *
the Lord shall deliver him in the time of trouble.
The Lord preserve him, and keep him alive, that he may be blessed upon earth *
and deliver not thou him into the will of his enemies.
The Lord comfort him, when he lieth sick upon his bed *
make thou all his bed in his sickness.
I said, Lord, be merciful unto me *
heal my soul, for I have sinned against thee.
Mine enemies speak evil of me *
When shall he die, and his name perish?
And if he come to see me, he speaketh vanity *
and his heart conceiveth falsehood within himself, and when he cometh forth he telleth it.
All mine enemies whisper together against me *
even against me do they imagine this evil.
Let the sentence of guiltiness proceed against him *
and now that he lieth, let him rise up no more.
Yea, even mine own familiar friend, whom I trusted *
who did also eat of my bread, hath laid great wait for me.
But be thou merciful unto me, O Lord *
raise thou me up again, and I shall reward them.
By this I know thou favourest me *
that mine enemy doth not triumph against me.
And when I am in my health, thou upholdest me *
and shalt set me before thy face for ever.
Blessed be the Lord God of Israel *
world without end. Amen.
Why boastest thou thyself, thou tyrant *
that thou canst do mischief;
Whereas the goodness of God *
endureth yet daily?
Thy tongue imagineth wickedness *
and with lies thou cuttest like a sharp rasor.
Thou hast loved unrighteousness more then goodness *
and to talk of lies more than righteousness.
Thou hast loved to speak all words that may do hurt *
O thou false tongue.
Therefore shall God destroy thee for ever *
he shall take thee, and pluck thee out of thy dwelling, and root thee out of the land of the living.
The righteous also shall see this, and fear *
and shall laugh him to scorn;
Lo, this is the man that took not God for his strength *
but trusted unto the multitude of his riches, and strengthened himself in his wickedness.
As for me, I am like a green olive-tree in the house of God *
my trust is in the tender mercy of God for ever and ever.
I will always give thanks unto thee for that thou hast done *
and I will hope in thy Name, for thy saints like it well.