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A Song. A Psalm of David.

My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast!

I will sing and make melody!

Awake, my soul!

Awake, O harp and lyre!

I will awake the dawn!

I will give thanks to thee, O Lord, among the peoples,

I will sing praises to thee among the nations.

For thy steadfast love is great above the heavens,

thy faithfulness reaches to the clouds.

Be exalted, O God, above the heavens!

Let thy glory be over all the earth!

That thy beloved may be delivered,

give help by thy right hand, and answer me!

God has promised in his sanctuary:

“With exultation I will divide up Shechem,

and portion out the Vale of Succoth.

Gilead is mine; Manasseh is mine;

Ephraim is my helmet;

Judah my scepter.

Moab is my washbasin;

upon Edom I cast my shoe;

over Philistia I shout in triumph.”

10 Who will bring me to the fortified city?

Who will lead me to Edom?

11 Hast thou not rejected us, O God?

Thou dost not go forth, O God, with our armies.

12 O grant us help against the foe,

for vain is the help of man!

13 With God we shall do valiantly;

it is he who will tread down our foes.


About The Revised Standard Version

The original Revised Standard Version has served for more than forty-five years. The standard English pew Bible for many denominations, the RSV has become a benchmark for comparison to other English Bibles.


Old Testament Section, Copyright 1952; New Testament Section, First Edition, Copyright 1946; Second Edition, Copyright 1971; The Apocrypha, Copyright 1957; The Third and Fourth Book of the Maccabees and Psalm 151, Copyright 1977 Division of Christian Education of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the United States of America.

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