King James Version (KJV)
74Â O God, why hast thou cast us off for ever? why doth thine anger smoke against the sheep of thy pasture?
2Â Remember thy congregation, which thou hast purchased of old; the rod of thine inheritance, which thou hast redeemed; this mount Zion, wherein thou hast dwelt.
3Â Lift up thy feet unto the perpetual desolations; even all that the enemy hath done wickedly in the sanctuary.
4Â Thine enemies roar in the midst of thy congregations; they set up their ensigns for signs.
5Â A man was famous according as he had lifted up axes upon the thick trees.
6Â But now they break down the carved work thereof at once with axes and hammers.
7Â They have cast fire into thy sanctuary, they have defiled by casting down the dwelling place of thy name to the ground.
8Â They said in their hearts, Let us destroy them together: they have burned up all the synagogues of God in the land.
9Â We see not our signs: there is no more any prophet: neither is there among us any that knoweth how long.
10Â O God, how long shall the adversary reproach? shall the enemy blaspheme thy name for ever?
11Â Why withdrawest thou thy hand, even thy right hand? pluck it out of thy bosom.
12Â For God is my King of old, working salvation in the midst of the earth.
13Â Thou didst divide the sea by thy strength: thou brakest the heads of the dragons in the waters.
14Â Thou brakest the heads of leviathan in pieces, and gavest him to be meat to the people inhabiting the wilderness.
15Â Thou didst cleave the fountain and the flood: thou driedst up mighty rivers.
16Â The day is thine, the night also is thine: thou hast prepared the light and the sun.
17Â Thou hast set all the borders of the earth: thou hast made summer and winter.
18Â Remember this, that the enemy hath reproached, O Lord, and that the foolish people have blasphemed thy name.
19Â O deliver not the soul of thy turtledove unto the multitude of the wicked: forget not the congregation of thy poor for ever.
20Â Have respect unto the covenant: for the dark places of the earth are full of the habitations of cruelty.
21Â O let not the oppressed return ashamed: let the poor and needy praise thy name.
22Â Arise, O God, plead thine own cause: remember how the foolish man reproacheth thee daily.
23Â Forget not the voice of thine enemies: the tumult of those that rise up against thee increaseth continually.
79Â O god, the heathen are come into thine inheritance; thy holy temple have they defiled; they have laid Jerusalem on heaps.
2Â The dead bodies of thy servants have they given to be meat unto the fowls of the heaven, the flesh of thy saints unto the beasts of the earth.
3Â Their blood have they shed like water round about Jerusalem; and there was none to bury them.
4Â We are become a reproach to our neighbours, a scorn and derision to them that are round about us.
5Â How long, Lord? wilt thou be angry for ever? shall thy jealousy burn like fire?
6Â Pour out thy wrath upon the heathen that have not known thee, and upon the kingdoms that have not called upon thy name.
7Â For they have devoured Jacob, and laid waste his dwelling place.
8Â O remember not against us former iniquities: let thy tender mercies speedily prevent us: for we are brought very low.
9Â Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of thy name: and deliver us, and purge away our sins, for thy name’s sake.
10Â Wherefore should the heathen say, Where is their God? let him be known among the heathen in our sight by the revenging of the blood of thy servants which is shed.
11Â Let the sighing of the prisoner come before thee; according to the greatness of thy power preserve thou those that are appointed to die;
12Â And render unto our neighbours sevenfold into their bosom their reproach, wherewith they have reproached thee, O Lord.
13Â So we thy people and sheep of thy pasture will give thee thanks for ever: we will shew forth thy praise to all generations.
80Â Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, thou that leadest Joseph like a flock; thou that dwellest between the cherubims, shine forth.
2Â Before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh stir up thy strength, and come and save us.
3Â Turn us again, O God, and cause thy face to shine; and we shall be saved.
4Â O Lord God of hosts, how long wilt thou be angry against the prayer of thy people?
5Â Thou feedest them with the bread of tears; and givest them tears to drink in great measure.
6Â Thou makest us a strife unto our neighbours: and our enemies laugh among themselves.
7Â Turn us again, O God of hosts, and cause thy face to shine; and we shall be saved.
8Â Thou hast brought a vine out of Egypt: thou hast cast out the heathen, and planted it.
9Â Thou preparedst room before it, and didst cause it to take deep root, and it filled the land.
10Â The hills were covered with the shadow of it, and the boughs thereof were like the goodly cedars.
11Â She sent out her boughs unto the sea, and her branches unto the river.
12Â Why hast thou then broken down her hedges, so that all they which pass by the way do pluck her?
13Â The boar out of the wood doth waste it, and the wild beast of the field doth devour it.
14Â Return, we beseech thee, O God of hosts: look down from heaven, and behold, and visit this vine;
15Â And the vineyard which thy right hand hath planted, and the branch that thou madest strong for thyself.
16Â It is burned with fire, it is cut down: they perish at the rebuke of thy countenance.
17Â Let thy hand be upon the man of thy right hand, upon the son of man whom thou madest strong for thyself.
18Â So will not we go back from thee: quicken us, and we will call upon thy name.
19Â Turn us again, O Lord God of hosts, cause thy face to shine; and we shall be saved.
89Â I will sing of the mercies of the Lord for ever: with my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations.
2Â For I have said, Mercy shall be built up for ever: thy faithfulness shalt thou establish in the very heavens.
3Â I have made a covenant with my chosen, I have sworn unto David my servant,
4Â Thy seed will I establish for ever, and build up thy throne to all generations. Selah.
5Â And the heavens shall praise thy wonders, O Lord: thy faithfulness also in the congregation of the saints.
6Â For who in the heaven can be compared unto the Lord? who among the sons of the mighty can be likened unto the Lord?
7Â God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, and to be had in reverence of all them that are about him.
8Â O Lord God of hosts, who is a strong Lord like unto thee? or to thy faithfulness round about thee?
9Â Thou rulest the raging of the sea: when the waves thereof arise, thou stillest them.
10Â Thou hast broken Rahab in pieces, as one that is slain; thou hast scattered thine enemies with thy strong arm.
11Â The heavens are thine, the earth also is thine: as for the world and the fulness thereof, thou hast founded them.
12Â The north and the south thou hast created them: Tabor and Hermon shall rejoice in thy name.
13Â Thou hast a mighty arm: strong is thy hand, and high is thy right hand.
14Â Justice and judgment are the habitation of thy throne: mercy and truth shall go before thy face.
15Â Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O Lord, in the light of thy countenance.
16Â In thy name shall they rejoice all the day: and in thy righteousness shall they be exalted.
17Â For thou art the glory of their strength: and in thy favour our horn shall be exalted.
18Â For the Lord is our defence; and the Holy One of Israel is our king.
19Â Then thou spakest in vision to thy holy one, and saidst, I have laid help upon one that is mighty; I have exalted one chosen out of the people.
20Â I have found David my servant; with my holy oil have I anointed him:
21Â With whom my hand shall be established: mine arm also shall strengthen him.
22Â The enemy shall not exact upon him; nor the son of wickedness afflict him.
23Â And I will beat down his foes before his face, and plague them that hate him.
24Â But my faithfulness and my mercy shall be with him: and in my name shall his horn be exalted.
25Â I will set his hand also in the sea, and his right hand in the rivers.
26Â He shall cry unto me, Thou art my father, my God, and the rock of my salvation.
27Â Also I will make him my firstborn, higher than the kings of the earth.
28Â My mercy will I keep for him for evermore, and my covenant shall stand fast with him.
29Â His seed also will I make to endure for ever, and his throne as the days of heaven.
30Â If his children forsake my law, and walk not in my judgments;
31Â If they break my statutes, and keep not my commandments;
32Â Then will I visit their transgression with the rod, and their iniquity with stripes.
33Â Nevertheless my lovingkindness will I not utterly take from him, nor suffer my faithfulness to fail.
34Â My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips.
35Â Once have I sworn by my holiness that I will not lie unto David.
36Â His seed shall endure for ever, and his throne as the sun before me.
37Â It shall be established for ever as the moon, and as a faithful witness in heaven. Selah.
38Â But thou hast cast off and abhorred, thou hast been wroth with thine anointed.
39Â Thou hast made void the covenant of thy servant: thou hast profaned his crown by casting it to the ground.
40Â Thou hast broken down all his hedges; thou hast brought his strong holds to ruin.
41Â All that pass by the way spoil him: he is a reproach to his neighbours.
42Â Thou hast set up the right hand of his adversaries; thou hast made all his enemies to rejoice.
43Â Thou hast also turned the edge of his sword, and hast not made him to stand in the battle.
44Â Thou hast made his glory to cease, and cast his throne down to the ground.
45Â The days of his youth hast thou shortened: thou hast covered him with shame. Selah.
46Â How long, Lord? wilt thou hide thyself for ever? shall thy wrath burn like fire?
47Â Remember how short my time is: wherefore hast thou made all men in vain?
48Â What man is he that liveth, and shall not see death? shall he deliver his soul from the hand of the grave? Selah.
49Â Lord, where are thy former lovingkindnesses, which thou swarest unto David in thy truth?
50Â Remember, Lord, the reproach of thy servants; how I do bear in my bosom the reproach of all the mighty people;
51Â Wherewith thine enemies have reproached, O Lord; wherewith they have reproached the footsteps of thine anointed.
52Â Blessed be the Lord for evermore. Amen, and Amen.