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5 We will rejoice in thy protection ;
We will triumph in the name of our God ;
6 Now I know that Jehovah helpeth his anointed,
That he heareth him from his holy heaven,
But we in the name of Jehovah our God. 8 They are brought down and are prostrate,
But we stand firm and erect.
Triumphal song of a people for the victories of their king. Some suppose
this psalm to relate to the Messiah.
For the leader of the music. A psalm of David. 1 The king rejoiceth in thy strength, O Lord !
Yea, he doth greatly exult in thy protection. 2 Thou hast given him his heart's desire,
And hast not denied him the request of his lips. 3 Yea, thou hast met him with rich blessings,
Thou hast placed a crown of pure gold upon his head. 4. He asked life of thee; thou gavest it him ;
Even long life, enduring for ever.
5 Great is his glory through thine aid ;
Honor and majesty hast thou laid upon him. 6 Thou hast made him blessed for evermore ; Thou hast made him glad with the joy of thy coun
tenance. 7 For the king trusteth in the Lord; And through the goodness of the Most High he shall
never fall. 8 Thy hand shall overtake all thine enemies ;
Thy right hand shall overtake them that hate thee. 9 Thou wilt make them like a burning oven in the time
of thine anger ;
And the fire shall devour them.
And their race from the sons of men. 11 For they spread a net of mischief against thee; They devised plots against thee, but they did not pre
vail. 12 Therefore thou wilt cause them to turn their backs; Thou wilt make ready thine arrows upon the strings
13 Exalt thyself, O Jehovah, by thy strength!
So will we sing, and praise thy mighty deeds. V 4. For ever : An hyperbolical expression for very long.
A prayer of one in deep distress on account of his enemies, together with
expressions of confidence in divine aid, and hopes of future prosperity, and of the extension of the knowledge and worship of God. By some the whole, by others, portions of this psalm are supposed to relate to the Messiah. Others refer it to the circumstances of David in the heat of Saul's persecution. See 1 Sam. ch. xviii.
For the leader of the music. To the tune of “ The hind
of the morning." A psalm of David. 1 My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?
Why so far from mine aid, and from the words of
2 O my God, I cry during the day, but thou hearest not ;
In the night also, but I have no rest. 3 And yet thou art holy,
Dwelling amid the praises of Israel ! 4 Our fathers trusted in thee;
They trusted, and thou didst save them. 5 They called upon thee, and were delivered ;
They trusted in thee, and were not disappointed. 6 But I am a worm, and not a man;
The reproach of men, and the scorn of the people. 7 All, who see me, deride me;
They open wide the lips; they shake the head. 8 “He trusted in Jehovah, let him help him ;
“ Let him deliver him, since he delighted in him !
Surely thou art he that didst bring me into the
Thou didst make me lie secare upon my mother's
breast. 10 Upon thee have I cast myself from my birth;
Thou hast been my God from my earliest breath.
11 O be not far from me, for trouble is near ;
For there is none to help. 12 Many bulls surround me;
Strong bulls of Bashan close me in on every side. 13 They open their mouths wide against me,
Like a ravening and roaring lion. 14 I am poured out like water ;
And all my bones are out of joint ;
bosom. 15 My strength is dried up like an earthen vessel,
And my tongue cleaveth to my jaws;
Thou hast brought me to the dust of death! 16 For dogs have surrounded me;
The assembly of the wicked have enclosed me;
They have bound my hands and my feet. 17 I can count all
my bones ; They gaze, and feast their eyes upon me. 18 They divide my garments amongst them,
And for my vesture they cast lots. 19 But be not thou far from me, O Lord ;
O my strength, make haste to mine aid ! 20 Deliver my life from the sword;
My blood from the power of the dog ; 21 Save me from the lion's mouth;
Shield me from the horns of the buffaloes !
22 I will proclaim thy name to my brethren ;
In the midst of the congregation will I praise thee. 23 Praise him, ye worshippers of Jehovah !
Extol him, all ye race of Jacob,
24 For he hath not despised nor abhorred the misery of
the afflicted ;
But when he called upon him, he heard him. 25 My praise shall be of thee in the great congregation ;
I will pay my vows before thy worshippers ! 26 The afflicted shall eat and be satisfied ;
The servants of Jehovah shall praise him ;
Your hearts shall be glad for ever and ever! 27 All the ends of the earth shall remember, and return
to Jehovah; All the families of the nations shall worship before him. 28 For the kingdom is Jehovah's;
He is the governor of the nations. 29 All the rich of the earth shall worship him ; They also shall bow before him, who are going down
to the dust ; Who cannot keep themselves alive. 30 The future generation shall serve him ;
The race which is to come shall hear of Jehovah. 31 They shall come, and declare his righteousness;
His mighty deeds to the people that are yet unborn. V. 17. My bones, i. e. because I am so much emaciated. — V. 29. Going doron to the dust, i, e, on account of extreme poverty.
God our shepherd.
A psalm of David.
1 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures ;
He leadeth me beside the still waters.