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Psalm 139

Domine, probasti

  1. O LORD, thou hast searched me out and known me: thou knowest my down-sitting and mine up-rising, thou understandest my thoughts long before.
  2. Thou art about my path, and about my bed: and spiest out all my ways.
  3. For lo, there is not a word in my tongue: but thou, O Lord, knowest it altogether.
  4. Thou hast fashioned me behind and before: and laid thine hand upon me.
  5. Such knowledge is too wonderful and excellent for me: I cannot attain unto it.
  6. Whither shall I go then from thy Spirit: or whither shall I go then from thy presence?
  7. If I climb up into heaven, thou art there: if I go down to hell, thou art there also.
  8. If I take the wings of the morning: and remain in the uttermost parts of the sea;
  9. Even there also shall thy hand lead me: and thy right hand shall hold me.
  10. If I say, Peradventure the darkness shall cover me: then shall my night be turned to day.
  11. Yea, the darkness is no darkness with thee, but the night is as clear as the day: the darkness and light to thee are both alike.
  12. For my reins are thine: thou hast covered me in my mother's womb.
  13. I will give thanks unto thee, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works, and that my soul knoweth right well.
  14. My bones are not hid from thee: though I be made secretly, and fashioned beneath in the earth.
  15. Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being imperfect: and in thy book were all my members written;
  16. Which day by day were fashioned: when as yet there was none of them.
  17. How dear are thy counsels unto me, O God: O how great is the sum of them!
  18. If I tell them, they are more in number than the sand: when I wake up I am present with thee.
  19. Wilt thou not slay the wicked, O God: depart from me, ye blood-thirsty men.
  20. For they speak unrighteously against thee: and thine enemies take thy Name in vain.
  21. Do not I hate them, O Lord, that hate thee: and am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee?
  22. Yea, I hate them right sore: even as though they were mine enemies.
  23. Try me, O God, and seek the ground of my heart: prove me, and examine my thoughts.
  24. Look well if there be any way of wickedness in me: and lead me in the way everlasting.

Psalm 140

Eripe me, Domine

  1. DELIVER me, O Lord, from the evil man: and preserve me from the wicked man.
  2. Who imagine mischief in their hearts: and stir up strife all the day long.
  3. They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent: adders' poison is under their lips.
  4. Keep me, O Lord, from the hands of the ungodly: preserve me from the wicked men, who are purposed to overthrow my goings.
  5. The proud have laid a snare for me, and spread a net abroad with cords: yea, and set traps in my way.
  6. I said unto the Lord, Thou art my God: hear the voice of my prayers, O Lord.
  7. O Lord God, thou strength of my health: thou hast covered my head in the day of the battle.
  8. Let not the ungodly have his desire, O Lord: let not his mischievous imagination prosper, lest they be too proud.
  9. Let the mischief of their own lips fall upon the head of them: that compass me about.
  10. Let hot burning coals fall upon them: let them be cast into the fire and into the pit, that they never rise up again.
  11. A man full of words shall not prosper upon the earth: evil shall hunt the wicked person to overthrow him.
  12. Sure I am that the Lord will avenge the poor: and maintain the cause of the helpless.
  13. The righteous also shall give thanks unto thy Name: and the just shall continue in thy sight.

Psalm 141

Domine, clamavi

  1. LORD, I call upon thee, haste thee unto me: and consider my voice when I cry unto thee.
  2. Let my prayer be set forth in thy sight as the incense: and let the lifting up of my hands be an evening sacrifice.
  3. Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth: and keep the door of my lips.
  4. O let not mine heart be inclined to any evil thing: let me not be occupied in ungodly works with the men that work wickedness, lest I eat of such things as please them.
  5. Let the righteous rather smite me friendly: and reprove me.
  6. But let not their precious balms break my head: yea, I will pray yet against their wickedness.
  7. Let their judges be overthrown in stony places: that they may hear my words, for they are sweet.
  8. Our bones lie scattered before the pit: like as when one breaketh and heweth wood upon the earth.
  9. But mine eyes look unto thee, O Lord God: in thee is my trust , O cast not out my soul.
  10. Keep me from the snare that they have laid for me: and from the traps of the wicked doers.
  11. Let the ungodly fall into their own nets together: and let me ever escape them.