Psalm 8–10

Psalm 8

To the chief Musician *upon Gittith, A Psalm of David.

O Lord our Lord,

How aexcellent is thy name in all the earth!

Who bhast set thy glory above the heavens.

cOut of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength

Because of thine enemies,

That thou mightest still dthe enemy and the avenger.

When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy efingers,

The moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;

fWhat is man, that thou art mindful of him?

And gthe son of man, that thou visitest him?

For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels,

And hast crowned him with hglory and hhonour.

iThou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands;

kThou hast put all things under his feet:

All sheep and oxen,

Yea, and the beasts of the field;

iThe fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea,

And whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas.

lO Lord our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!

Psalm 9

*To the chief Musician *upon Muth-labben, A Psalm of David.

I will praise thee, O Lord, with my whole heart;

I will shew forth all thy amarvellous works.

I will be glad and brejoice in thee:

cI will sing praise to thy name, dO thou most High.

When mine enemies are turned back,

They shall fall and perish at thy presence.

For thou hast maintained my right and my cause;

Thou satest ein the throne judging right.

eeThou hast rebuked the heathen, thou hast destroyed the wicked,

Thou hast fput out their name for ever and ever.

g||O thou enemy, destructions are come to a perpetual end:

And thou hast destroyed cities;

Their memorial is perished with them.

But hthe Lord shall endure for ever:

He hath iprepared his throne for judgment.

And khe shall judge the world in righteousness,

lHe shall minister judgment to the people lmin uprightness.

The Lord also will be a refuge for mmthe oppressed,

A refuge nin times of trouble.

10  And they that oknow thy name will put their trust in thee:

For thou, Lord, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.

11  Sing praises to the Lord, which dwelleth in Zion:

Declare among the people phis doings.

12  When qhe maketh inquisition for blood, he remembereth them:

He forgetteth not the cry of the ||humble.

13  rHave mercy upon me, O Lord;

Consider my trouble which I suffer of them that hate me,

Thou that liftest me up from sthe gates of death:

14  That I may shew forth all thy praise

In the gates of the daughter of Zion:

I will trejoice tuin thy salvation.

15  xThe heathen are sunk down in the pit that they made:

In the ynet which they hid is their own foot taken.

16  zThe Lord is known by the judgment which he executeth:

The wicked is snared in the work of his own hands.

||Higgaion. Selah.

17  The wicked shall be turned into hell,

And all the nations athat forget God.

18  For the needy shall not alway be forgotten:

bThe expectation of cthe poor shall dnot perish for ever.

19  Arise, O Lord; let not man prevail:

Let the heathen be judged in thy sight.

20  Put them in fear, O Lord:

That the nations may eknow themselves to be but men. Selah.

Psalm 10

Why standest thou afar off, O Lord?

Why hidest thou thyself ain times of trouble?

The wicked in his pride doth bpersecute the poor:

cLet them be taken in the edevices that they have imagined.

For the wicked boasteth of his heart’s desire,

And ||blesseth the covetous, whom the Lord abhorreth.

The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after dGod:

||God is not in all his ethoughts.

His ways are always grievous;

fThy judgments are far above out of his sight:

As for all his enemies, ghe puffeth at them.

hHe hath said in his heart, iI shall not be moved:

jFor I shall never be in adversity.

jjHis mouth is full of cursing and deceit and kfraud:

lUnder his tongue is mmischief and ||vanity.

He sitteth in the lurking places of the villages:

nIn the secret places doth he murder the innocent:

His eyes are privily set against othe poor.

pHe lieth in wait secretly qas a lion in his rden:

He lieth in wait to catch the poor:

He doth catch the poor, when he draweth him into shis net.

10  He croucheth, and thumbleth himself,

That othe poor may fall ||by his strong ones.

11  hHe hath said in his heart, God hath forgotten:

uHe hideth his face; xhe will never see it.

12  Arise, O Lord; O God, lift up thine hand:

Forget not the ||humble.

13  Wherefore doth the wicked ycontemn God?

hHe hath said in his heart, Thou wilt not zrequire it.

14  Thou hast seen it; for thou beholdest mischief and spite,

aTo requite it with thy hand:

oThe poor bcommitteth himself unto thee;

cThou art the helper of the fatherless.

15  dBreak thou the arm of the wicked and the evil man:

zSeek out his wickedness till thou find none.

16  eThe Lord is King for ever and ever:

The heathen are perished out of his land.

17  Lord, thou hast heard the desire of the fhumble:

Thou wilt ||prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear:

18  To gjudge the fatherless and hthe oppressed,

That ithe man of the earth may no more ||oppress.

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