I have called upon thee, for thou wilt hear me, O God: incline thine ear unto me, and hear my speech.
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Sunday, September 03, 2006

 

Psalms Chapters 10-13

Thanks and praise to our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

Psalms Chapter 10
1: Why standest thou afar off, O LORD? why hidest thou thyself in times of trouble?
2: The wicked in his pride doth persecute the poor: let them be taken in the devices that they have imagined.
3: For the wicked boasteth of his heart's desire, and blesseth the covetous, whom the LORD abhorreth.
4: The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts.
5: His ways are always grievous; thy judgments are far above out of his sight: as for all his enemies, he puffeth at them.
6: He hath said in his heart, I shall not be moved: for I shall never be in adversity.
7: His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and fraud: under his tongue is mischief and vanity.
8: He sitteth in the lurking places of the villages: in the secret places doth he murder the innocent: his eyes are privily set against the poor.
9: He lieth in wait secretly as a lion in his den: he lieth in wait to catch the poor: he doth catch the poor, when he draweth him into his net.
10: He croucheth, and humbleth himself, that the poor may fall by his strong ones.
11: He hath said in his heart, God hath forgotten: he hideth his face; he will never see it.
12: Arise, O LORD; O God, lift up thine hand: forget not the humble.
13: Wherefore doth the wicked contemn God? he hath said in his heart, Thou wilt not require it.
14: Thou hast seen it; for thou beholdest mischief and spite, to requite it with thy hand: the poor committeth himself unto thee; thou art the helper of the fatherless.
15: Break thou the arm of the wicked and the evil man: seek out his wickedness till thou find none.
16: The LORD is King for ever and ever: the heathen are perished out of his land.
17: LORD, thou hast heard the desire of the humble: thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear:
18: To judge the fatherless and the oppressed, that the man of the earth may no more oppress.

Psalms Chapter 11
1: In the LORD put I my trust: How say ye to my soul, Flee as a bird to your mountain?
2: For, lo, the wicked bend their bow, they make ready their arrow upon the string, that they may privily shoot at the upright in heart.
3: If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?
4: The LORD is in his holy temple, the LORD's throne is in heaven: his eyes behold, his eyelids try, the children of men.
5: The LORD trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth.
6: Upon the wicked he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, and an horrible tempest: this shall be the portion of their cup.
7: For the righteous LORD loveth righteousness; his countenance doth behold the upright.

Psalms Chapter12
1: Help, LORD; for the godly man ceaseth; for the faithful fail from among the children of men.
2: They speak vanity every one with his neighbour: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak.
3: The LORD shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud things:
4: Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail; our lips are our own: who is lord over us?
5: For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, saith the LORD; I will set him in safety from him that puffeth at him.
6: The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.
7: Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.
8: The wicked walk on every side, when the vilest men are exalted.

Psalms Chapter 13
1: How long wilt thou forget me, O LORD? for ever? how long wilt thou hide thy face from me?
2: How long shall I take counsel in my soul, having sorrow in my heart daily? how long shall mine enemy be exalted over me?
3: Consider and hear me, O LORD my God: lighten mine eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death;
4: Lest mine enemy say, I have prevailed against him; and those that trouble me rejoice when I am moved.
5: But I have trusted in thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation.
6: I will sing unto the LORD, because he hath dealt bountifully with me.

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