God standeth in the congregation of princes *
he is a Judge among gods.
How long will ye give wrong judgement *
and accept the persons of the ungodly?
Defend the poor and fatherless *
see that such as are in need and necessity have right.
Deliver the outcast and poor *
save them from the hand of the ungodly.
They will not be learned nor understand, but walk on still in darkness *
all the foundations of the earth are out of course.
I have said, Ye are gods *
and ye are all the children of the most Highest.
But ye shall die like men *
and fall like one of the princes.
Arise, O God, and judge thou the earth *
for thou shalt take all heathen to thine inheritance.
Deus, quis similis?
Hold not thy tongue, O God, keep not still silence *
refrain not thyself, O God.
For lo, thine enemies make a murmuring *
and they that hate thee have lift up their head.
They have imagined craftily against thy people *
and taken counsel against thy secret ones.
They have said, Come, and let us root them out, that they be no more a people *
and that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.
For they have cast their heads together with one consent *
and are confederate against thee;
The tabernacles of the Edomites, and the Ismaelites *
the Moabites and Hagarenes;
Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek *
the Philistines, with them that dwell at Tyre.
Assur also is joined with them *
and have holpen the children of Lot.
But do thou to them as unto the Madianites *
unto Sisera, and unto Jabin at the brook of Kison;
Who perished at Endor *
and became as the dung of the earth.
Make them and their princes like Oreb and Zeb *
yea, make all their princes like as Zeba and Salmana;
Who say, Let us take to ourselves *
the houses of God in possession.
O my God, make them like unto a wheel *
and as the stubble before the wind;
Like as the fire that burneth up the wood *
and as the flame that consumeth the mountains.
Persecute them even so with thy tempest *
and make them afraid with thy storm.
Make their faces ashamed, O Lord *
that they may seek thy Name.
Let them be confounded and vexed ever more and more *
let them be put to shame, and perish.
And they shall know that thou, whose Name is Jehovah *
art only the most Highest over all the earth.
O how amiable are thy dwellings *
thou Lord of hosts!
My soul hath a desire and longing to enter into the courts of the Lord *
my heart and my flesh rejoice in the living God.
Yea, the sparrow hath found her an house, and the swallow a nest where she may lay her young *
even thy altars, O Lord of hosts, my King and my God.
Blessed are they that dwell in thy house *
they will be alway praising thee.
Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee *
in whose heart are thy ways.
Who going through the vale of misery use it for a well *
and the pools are filled with water.
They will go from strength to strength *
and unto the God of gods appeareth every one of them in Sion.
O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer *
hearken, O God of Jacob.
Behold, O God our defender *
and look upon the face of thine Anointed.
For one day in thy courts *
is better than a thousand.
I had rather be a door-keeper in the house of my God *
than to dwell in the tents of ungodliness.
For the Lord God is a light and defence *
the Lord will give grace and worship, and no good thing shall he withhold from them that live a godly life.
O Lord God of hosts *
blessed is the man that putteth his trust in thee.
Lord, thou art become gracious unto thy land *
thou hast turned away the captivity of Jacob.
Thou hast forgiven the offence of thy people *
and covered all their sins.
Thou hast taken away all thy displeasure *
and turned thyself from thy wrathful indignation.
Turn us then, O God our Saviour *
and let thine anger cease from us.
Wilt thou be displeased at us for ever *
and wilt thou stretch out thy wrath from one generation to another?
Wilt thou not turn again, and quicken us *
that thy people may rejoice in thee?
Shew us thy mercy, O Lord *
and grant us thy salvation.
I will hearken what the Lord God will say concerning me *
for he shall speak peace unto his people, and to his saints, that they turn not again.
For his salvation is nigh them that fear him *
that glory may dwell in our land.
Mercy and truth are met together *
righteousness and peace have kissed each other.
Truth shall flourish out of the earth *
and righteousness hath looked down from heaven.
Yea, the Lord shall shew loving-kindness *
and our land shall give her increase.
Righteousness shall go before him *
and he shall direct his going in the way.