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Psalm 9

Confitebor tibi

  1. I WILL give thanks unto thee, O Lord, with my whole heart: I will speak of all thy marvellous works.
  2. I will be glad and rejoice in thee: yea, my songs will I make of thy Name, O thou most Highest.
  3. While mine enemies are driven back: they shall fall and perish at thy presence.
  4. For thou hast maintained my right and my cause: thou art set in the throne that judgest right.
  5. Thou hast rebuked the heathen, and destroyed the ungodly: thou hast put out their name for ever and ever.
  6. O thou enemy, destructions are come to a perpetual end: even as the cities which thou hast destroyed, their memorial is perished with them.
  7. But the Lord shall endure for ever: he hath also prepared his seat for judgement.
  8. For he shall judge the world in righteousness: and minister true judgement unto the people.
  9. The Lord also will be a defence for the oppressed: even a refuge in due time of trouble.
  10. And they that know thy Name will put their trust in thee: for thou, Lord, hast never failed them that seek thee.
  11. O praise the Lord which dwelleth in Sion: shew the people of his doings.
  12. For when he maketh inquisition for blood, he remembereth them: and forgetteth not the complaint of the poor.
  13. Have mercy upon me, O Lord; consider the trouble which I suffer of them that hate me: thou that liftest me up from the gates of death.
  14. That I may shew all thy praises within the ports of the daughter of Sion: I will rejoice in thy salvation.
  15. The heathen are sunk down in the pit that they made: in the same net which they hid privily, is their foot taken.
  16. The Lord is known to execute judgement: the ungodly is trapped in the work of his own hands.
  17. The wicked shall be turned into hell: and all the people that forget God.
  18. For the poor shall not alway be forgotten: the patient abiding of the meek shall not perish for ever.
  19. Up, Lord, and let not man have the upper hand: let the heathen be judged in thy sight.
  20. Put them in fear, O Lord: that the heathen may know themselves to be but men.

Psalm 10

Ut quid, Domine?

  1. WHY standest thou so far off, O Lord: and hidest thy face in the needful time of trouble?
  2. The ungodly for his own lust doth persecute the poor: let them be taken in the crafty wiliness that they have imagined.
  3. For the ungodly hath made boast of his own heart's desire: and speaketh good of the covetous, whom God abhorreth.
  4. The ungodly is so proud, that he careth not for God ; neither is God in all his thoughts.
  5. His ways are alway grievous: thy judgements are far above out of his sight, and therefore defieth he all his enemies.
  6. For he hath said in his heart, Tush, I shall never be cast down: there shall no harm happen unto me.
  7. His mouth is full of cursing, deceit, and fraud: under his tongue is ungodliness and vanity.
  8. He sitteth lurking in the thievish corners of the streets: and privily in his lurking dens doth he murder the innocent; his eyes are set against the poor.
  9. For he lieth waiting secretly, even as a lion lurketh he in his den: that he may ravish the poor.
  10. He doth ravish the poor: when he getteth him into his net.
  11. He falleth down, and humbleth himself: that the congregation of the poor may fall into the hands of his captains.
  12. He hath said in his heart, Tush, God hath forgotten: he hideth away his face, and he will never see it.
  13. Arise, O Lord God, and lift up thine hand: forget not the poor.
  14. Wherefore should the wicked blaspheme God: while he doth say in his heart, Tush, thou God carest not for it.
  15. Surely thou hast seen it: for thou beholdest ungodliness and wrong.
  16. That thou mayest take the matter into thy hand: the poor committeth himself unto thee; for thou art the helper of the friendless.
  17. Break thou the power of the ungodly and malicious: take away his ungodliness, and thou shalt find none.
  18. The Lord is King for ever and ever: and the heathen are perished out of the land.
  19. Lord, thou hast heard the desire of the poor: thou preparest their heart, and thine ear hearkeneth thereto;
  20. To help the fatherless and poor unto their right: that the man of the earth be no more exalted against them.

Psalm 11

In Domino confido

  1. IN THE Lord put I my trust: how say ye then to my soul, that she should flee as a bird unto the hill?
  2. For lo, the ungodly bend their bow, and make ready their arrows within the quiver: that they may privily shoot at them which are true of heart.
  3. For the foundations will be cast down: and what hath the righteous done?
  4. The Lord is in his holy temple: the Lord's seat is in heaven.
  5. His eyes consider the poor: and his eye-lids try the children of men.
  6. The Lord alloweth the righteous: but the ungodly, and him that delighteth in wickedness, doth his soul abhor.
  7. Upon the ungodly he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, storm and tempest: this shall be their portion to drink.
  8. For the righteous Lord loveth righteousness: his countenance will behold the thing that is just.