The foolish body hath said in his heart *
There is no God.
Corrupt are they, and become abominable in their wickedness *
there is none that doeth good.
God looked down from heaven upon the children of men *
to see if there were any that would understand, and seek after God.
But they are all gone out of the way, they are altogether become abominable *
there is also none that doeth good, no not one.
Are not they without understanding, that work wickedness *
eating up my people as if they would eat bread? they have not called upon God.
They were afraid where no fear was *
for God hath broken the bones of him that besieged thee; thou hast put them to confusion, because God hath despised them.
O that the salvation were given unto Israel out of Sion *
O that the Lord would deliver his people out of captivity!
Then should Jacob rejoice *
and Israel should be right glad.
Deus, in nomine
Save me, O God, for thy Name’s sake *
and avenge me in thy strength.
Hear my prayer, O God *
and hearken unto the words of my mouth.
For strangers are risen up against me *
and tyrants, which have not God before their eyes, seek after my soul.
Behold, God is my helper *
the Lord is with them that uphold my soul.
He shall reward evil unto mine enemies *
destroy thou them in thy truth.
An offering of a free heart will I give thee, and praise thy Name, O Lord *
because it is so comfortable.
For he hath delivered me out of all my trouble *
and mine eye hath seen his desire upon mine enemies.
Hear my prayer, O God *
and hide not thyself from my petition.
Take heed unto me, and hear me *
how I mourn in my prayer, and am vexed.
The enemy crieth so, and the ungodly cometh on so fast *
for they are minded to do me some mischief; so maliciously are they set against me.
My heart is disquieted within me *
and the fear of death is fallen upon me.
Fearfulness and trembling are come upon me *
and an horrible dread hath overwhelmed me.
And I said, O that I had wings like a dove *
for then would I flee away, and be at rest.
Lo, then would I get me away far off *
and remain in the wilderness.
I would make haste to escape *
because of the stormy wind and tempest.
Destroy their tongues, O Lord, and divide them *
for I have spied unrighteousness and strife in the city.
Day and night they go about within the walls thereof *
mischief also and sorrow are in the midst of it.
Wickedness is therein *
deceit and guile go not out of their streets.
For it is not an open enemy, that hath done me this dishonour *
for then I could have borne it.
Neither was it mine adversary, that did magnify himself against me *
for then peradventure I would have hid myself from him.
But it was even thou, my companion *
my guide, and mine own familiar friend.
We took sweet counsel together *
and walked in the house of God as friends.
Let death come hastily upon them, and let them go down quick into hell *
for wickedness is in their dwellings, and among them.
As for me, I will call upon God *
and the Lord shall save me.
In the evening, and morning, and at noonday will I pray, and that instantly *
and he shall hear my voice.
It is he that hath delivered my soul in peace from the battle that was against me *
for there were many with me.
Yea, even God, that endureth for ever, shall hear me, and bring them down *
for they will not turn, nor fear God.
He laid his hands upon such as be at peace with him *
and he brake his covenant.
The words of his mouth were softer than butter, having war in his heart *
his words were smoother than oil, and yet be they very swords.
O cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall nourish thee *
and shall not suffer the righteous to fall for ever.
And as for them *
thou, O God, shalt bring them into the pit of destruction.
The blood-thirsty and deceitful men shall not live out half their days *
nevertheless, my trust shall be in thee, O Lord.