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PSALM LXXXII.

I GOD in the 1great1 assembly stands
Of kings and lordly states;
2 Among the gods 2 on both his hands
He judges and debates.

2 How long will ye 3 pervert the right
With3 judgment false and wrong,
Favouring the wicked by your might,
Who thence grow bold and strong?
3 Regard the weak and fatherless;
Despatch the poor man's cause;
And 5 raise the man in deep distress
By 5 just and equal laws.

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4 Defend the poor and desolate, And rescue from the hands Of wicked men the low estate

Of him that help demands.

5 They know not, nor will understand;

1 Bagna. dath-el.

2 Bekerev

3 Tishphetu gnavel.

For thou art he who shalt by right
The nations all possess.

4 Shiphtudal.

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5 Hatzdiku.

In darkness they walk on;

The earth's foundations all are 6moved, 6 Jimmotu.

And out of order gone.

6 I said that ye were gods, yea all

The sons of God Most High;

7 But ye shall die like men, and fall

As other princes die.

8 Rise, God; 7judge thou the earth in might; This wicked earth7 redress;

7 Shiphta.

PSALM LXXXIII.

I BE not thou silent now at length;
O God, hold not thy peace :

Sit thou not still, O God of strength,
We cry and do not cease.

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2 For lo! thy furious foes now 1swell,
And1 storm outrageously ;

And they that hate thee, proud and fell,
Exalt their heads full high.

3 Against thy people they 2 contrive

3 Their plots and counsels deep ;
4 Them to ensnare they chiefly strive
5 Whom thou dost hide and keep.

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Themselves against thee they unite,

And in firm union bind.

6 The tents of Edom, and the brood

Of scornful Ishmael,

Moab, with them of Hagar's blood,
That in the desert dwell,

7 Gebal and Ammon there conspire,
And hateful Amalec,

The Philistines, and they of Tyre,
Whose bounds the sea doth check.

"Come, let us cut them off," say they, neca.

"Till they no nation be;

That Israel's name for ever may

8 With them great Ashur also bands,
And doth confirm the knot;

All these have lent their armed hands
To aid the sons of Lot.

9 Do to them as to Midian bold,
That wasted all the coast;
To Sisera, and as is told

1 Jehemajun

Thou didst to Jabin's host, When at the brook of Kishon old They were repulsed and slain, 10 At Endor quite cut off, and rolled As dung upon the plain.

2 Jagnari

mu.

3 Sod. natsu gnal. 4 Jithjag

Be lost in memory.”

5 For they consult with all their might, 6 Lev jach

dau.

And all as one in mind

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5 Tsephu

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II As Zeb and Oreb evil sped,
So let their princes speed;
As Zeba and Zalmunna bled,
So let their princes bleed.

12 For they amidst their pride have said,
By right now shall we seize

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God's houses, and will now invade
7 Their stately palaces."

13 My God, oh make them as a wheel; both.
No quiet let them find;

Giddy and restless let them reel.
Like stubble from the wind.

14 As, when an aged wood takes fire

Which on a sudden strays,

7 Neoth Elohim bears

The greedy flame runs higher and higher,
Till all the mountains blaze;

15 So with thy whirlwind them pursue,
And with thy tempest chase;
16 And till they yield thee honour due,
Lord, fill with shame their face.
17 Ashamed and troubled let them be,
Troubled and shamed for ever.
Ever confounded, and so die

With shame, and scape it never.
18 Then shall they know that thou, whose name

Jehovah is, alone

Art the Most High, and thou the same
O'er all the earth art One.

PSALM LXXXIV.

I How lovely are thy dwellings fair !
O Lord of Hosts, how dear
The pleasant tabernacles are

Where thou dost dwell so near! 2 My soul doth long and almost die

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They seek thy name : Heb. 60

Thy courts, O Lord, to see;
My heart and flesh aloud do cry,
O living God, for thee.

3 There even the sparrow, freed from wrong,
Hath found a house of rest;
The swallow there, to lay her young,
Hath built her brooding nest;

Even by thy altars, Lord of Hosts,
They find their safe abode;

And home they fly from round the coasts
Toward thee, my King, my God.

4 Happy who in thy house reside,
Where thee they ever praise !

5 Happy whose strength in thee doth bide,
And in their hearts thy ways!
6 They pass through Baca's thirsty vale,
That dry and barren ground,

As through a fruitful watery dale

Where springs and showers abound.

7 They journey on from strength to strength With joy and gladsome cheer,

Till all before our God at length

In Sion do appear.

8 Lord God of Hosts, hear now my prayer, O Jacob's God, give ear:

9 Thou, God, our shield, look on the face Of thy anointed dear.

IO For one day in thy courts to be

Is better and more blest
Than in the joys of vanity

A thousand days at best.
I in the temple of my God
Had rather keep a door

Than dwell in tents and rich abode

With sin for evermore.

II For God, the Lord, both sun and shield,

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Gives grace and glory bright;

No good from them shall be withheld
Whose ways are just and right.
12 Lord God of Hosts that reign'st on high,
That man is truly blest

Who only on thee doth rely,
And in thee only rest.

PSALM LXXXV.

I THY land to favour graciously

Thou hast not, Lord, been slack;
Thou hast from hard captivity
Returned Jacob back.

2 The iniquity thou didst forgive
That wrought thy people woe,
And all their sin that did thee grieve
Hast hid where none shall know.

3 Thine anger all thou hadst removed,

And calmly didst return

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From thy1 fierce wrath, which we had 1 Heb.: The burning heat of

proved

thy wrath.

Far worse than fire to burn.

4 God of our saving health and peace, Turn us, and us restore;

Thine indignation cause to cease Toward us, and chide no more. 5 Wilt thou be angry without end, For ever angry thus ?

Wilt thou thy frowning ire extend
From age to age on us?

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6 Wilt thou not2 turn and hear our voice, 2 Heb.: Turn And us again revive, to quicken us.

That so thy people may rejoice,

By thee preserved alive?

7 Cause us to see thy goodness, Lord;

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