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Psalm 50

Deus deorum

  1. THE Lord, even the most mighty God, hath spoken: and called the world, from the rising up of the sun unto the going down thereof.
  2. Out of Sion hath God appeared: in perfect beauty.
  3. Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence: there shall go before him a consuming fire, and a mighty tempest shall be stirred up round about him.
  4. He shall call the heaven from above: and the earth, that he may judge his people.
  5. Gather my saints together unto me: those that have made a covenant with me with sacrifice.
  6. And the heavens shall declare his righteousness: for God is Judge himself.
  7. Hear, O my people, and I will speak: I myself will testify against thee, O Israel; for I am God, even thy God.
  8. I will not reprove thee because of thy sacrifices, or for thy burnt-offerings: because they were not alway before me.
  9. I will take no bullock out of thine house: nor he-goat out of thy folds.
  10. For all the beasts of the forest are mine: and so are the cattle upon a thousand hills.
  11. I know all the fowls upon the mountains: and the wild beasts of the field are in my sight.
  12. If I be hungry, I will not tell thee: for the whole world is mine, and all that is therein.
  13. Thinkest thou that I will eat bulls' flesh: and drink the blood of goats?
  14. Offer unto God thanksgiving: and pay thy vows unto the most Highest.
  15. And call upon me in the time of trouble: so will I hear thee, and thou shalt praise me.
  16. But unto the ungodly said God: Why dost thou preach my laws, and takest my covenant in thy mouth;
  17. Whereas thou hatest to be reformed: and has cast my words behind thee?
  18. When thou sawest a thief, thou consentedst unto him: and hast been partaker with the adulterers.
  19. Thou hast let thy mouth speak wickedness: and with thy tongue thou hast set forth deceit.
  20. Thou satest, and spakest against thy brother: yea, and hast slandered thine own mother's son.
  21. These things hast thou done, and I held my tongue, and thou thoughtest wickedly, that I am even such a one as thyself: but I will reprove thee, and set before thee the things that thou hast done.
  22. O consider this, ye that forget God: lest I pluck you away, and there be none to deliver you.
  23. Whoso offereth me thanks and praise, he honoureth me: and to him that ordereth his conversation right will I shew the salvation of God.

Psalm 51

Miserere mei, Deus

  1. HAVE mercy upon me, O God, after thy great goodness: according to the multitude of thy mercies do away mine offences.
  2. Wash me throughly from my wickedness: and cleanse me from my sin.
  3. For I acknowledge my faults: and my sin is ever before me.
  4. Against thee only have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified in thy saying, and clear when thou art judged.
  5. Behold, I was shapen in wickedness: and in sin hath my mother conceived me.
  6. But lo, thou requirest truth in the inward parts: and shalt make me to understand wisdom secretly.
  7. Thou shalt purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: thou shalt wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
  8. Thou shalt make me hear of joy and gladness: that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.
  9. Turn thy face from my sins: and put out all my misdeeds.
  10. Make me a clean heart, O God: and renew a right spirit within me.
  11. Cast me not away from thy presence: and take not thy holy Spirit from me.
  12. O give me the comfort of thy help again: and stablish me with thy free Spirit.
  13. Then shall I teach thy ways unto the wicked: and sinners shall be converted unto thee.
  14. Deliver me from blood-guiltiness, O God, thou that art the God of my health: and my tongue shall sing of thy righteousness.
  15. Thou shalt open my lips, O Lord: and my mouth shall shew thy praise.
  16. For thou desirest no sacrifice, else would I give it thee: but thou delightest not in burnt-offerings.
  17. The sacrifice of God is a troubled spirit: a broken and contrite heart, O God, shalt thou not despise.
  18. O be favourable and gracious unto Sion: build thou the walls of Jerusalem.
  19. Then shalt thou be pleased with the sacrifice of righteousness, with the burnt-offerings and oblations: then shall they offer young bullocks upon thine altar.

Psalm 52

Quid gloriaris?

  1. WHY boastest thou thyself, thou tyrant: that thou canst do mischief;
  2. Whereas the goodness of God: endureth yet daily?
  3. Thy tongue imagineth wickedness: and with lies thou cuttest like a sharp rasor.
  4. Thou hast loved unrighteousness more then goodness: and to talk of lies more than righteousness.
  5. Thou hast loved to speak all words that may do hurt: O thou false tongue.
  6. 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.
  7. The righteous also shall see this, and fear: and shall laugh him to scorn;
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.