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2 How he sware unto the Lord : and vowed a vow unto the Almighty God of Jacob;
3 I will not come within the tabernacle of mine house : nor climb up into my bed;
4 I will not suffer mine eyes' to sleep, nor mine eye-lids to slumber : neither the temples of my head to take any rest;
5 Until I find out a place for the temple of the Lord : an habitation for the mighty God of Jacob.
6 Lo, we heard of the same at Ephrata : and found it in the wood.
7 We will go into his tabernacle : and fall low on our knees before his footstool.
8 Arise, O Lord, into thy resting-place : thou, and the ark of thy strength.
9 Let thy priests be clothed with righteousness : and let thy saints sing with joyfulness.
10 For thy servant David's sake : turn not away the presence of thine Anointed.
11 The Lord hath made a faithful oath unto David : and he shall not shrink from it;
12 of the fruit of thy body : shall I set upon thy seat.
13 If thy children will keep my covenant, and my testimonies that I shall learn them : their children also shall sit upon thy seat for evermore.
14 For the Lord hath chosen Sion to be an habitation for himself: he hath longed for her.
15 This shall be my rest for ever : here will I dwell, for I have a delight therein,
16 I will bless her victuals with increase : and will satisfy her poor with bread.
17 Í will deck her priests with health : and her saints shall rejoice and sing.
18 There shall I make the horn of David to flourish : I have ordained a lantern for mine Anointed.
19 As for his enemies, I shall clothe them with shame : but upon himself shall his crown flourish.
PSALM 133. Ecce, quam bonum! Behren, po bowe pode cand joyful a thing it is : brew
2 It is like the precious ointment upon the heady
that ran down into the beard : even unto Aaron's beard, and went down to the skirts of his clothing.
3 Like as the dew of Hermon : which fell upon the hill of Sion.
4. For there the Lord promised his blessing : and life for evermore,
PSALM 134. Ecce nunc. EHOLD now, praise the Lord : all ye servants of 2 Ye that by night stand in the house of the Lord : even in the courts of the house of our God.
3 Lift up your hands in the sanctuary : and praise the Lord.
4 The Lord that made heaven and earth : give thee blessing out of Sion.
PSALM 135. Laudate Nomen.
O of the Lord :
praise it, О ye servants of the Lord; 2 Ye that stand in the house of the Lord : in the courts of the house of our God.
3 O praise the Lord, for the Lord is gracious : 0 sing praises unto his Name, for it is lovely.
4 For why? the Lord hath chosen Jacob unto him. self : and Israel for his own possession,
5 For I know that the Lord is great ; and that our Lord is above all gods.
6 Whatsoever the Lord pleased, that did he in heaven, and in earth : and in the sea, and in all deep places.
7 He bringeth forth the clouds from the ends of the world : and sendeth forth lightnings with the rain, bringing the winds out of his treasures.
8 He smote the first-born of Egypt : both of man and beast.
9 He hath sent tokens and wonders into the midst of thee, O thou land of Egypt : upon Pharaoh, and all his servants.
10 He smote divers nations : and slew mighty kings;
11 Sehon king of the Amorites, and Og the king of Basan : and all the kingdoms of Canaan;
12 And gave their land to be an heritage : even an heritage unto Israel his people.
13 Thy Name, O Lord, endureth for ever : so doth thy memorial, O Lord, from one generation to an. other.
14 For the Lord will avenge his people : and be gracious unto his servants.
- 15 As for the images of the heathen, they are but silver and gold : the work of men's hands.
16. They have mouths, and speak not : eyes have they, but they see not.
17 They have ears, and yet they hear not : neither is there any breath in their mouths.
18 They that make them are like unto them: and so are all they that put their trust in them.
19 Praise the Lord, ye house of Israel : praise the Lord, ye house of Aaron.
20 Praise the Lord, ye house of Levi : ye that fear the Lord, praise the Lord.
21 Praised be the Lord out of Sion : who dwelleth at Jerusalem.
PSALM 136. Confitemini.
O and his mercy endureth for ever.
20 give thanks unto the God of all gods : for his mercy endureth for ever,
3 0 thank the Lord of all lords: for his mercy endureth for ever.
4 Who only doeth great wonders : for his mercy endureth for ever.
5 Who by his excellent wisdom made the heavens: for his mercy endureth for ever.
6 Who laid out the earth above the waters : for his mercy endureth for ever.
7 Who hath made great lights : for his mercy en. dureth for ever;
8 The sun to rule the day : for his mercy endureth for ever;
9 The moon and the stars to govern the night : for his mercy endureth for ever. · 10 Who smote Egypt with their first-born · for his mercy endureth for ever;
11 And brought out Israel from among them : for his mercy endureth for ever;
12 With a mighty hand, and stretched out arm : for his mercy endureth for ever.
13 Who divided the Red sea in two parts ; for his mercy endureth for ever;
14 And made Israel to go through the midst of it; for his mercy endureth for ever,
15 But as for Pharaoh and his host, he overthrew them in the Red sea : for his mercy endureth for ever.
16 Who led his people through the wilderness : for his mercy endureth for ever.
17 Who smote great kings : for his mercy endureth for ever;
18 Yea, and slew mighty kings : for his mercy endureth for ever;
19 Sehon king of the Amorites : for his mercy endureth for ever;
20 And Og the king of Basan : for his mercy endureth for ever;
21 And gave away their land for an heritage: for his mercy endureth for ever;
22 Even for an heritage unto Israel his servant : for his mercy endureth for ever.
23 Who remembered us when we were in trouble : for his mercy endureth for ever;
24 And hath delivered us from our enemies : for his mercy endureth for ever.
25 'Who giveth food to all flesh : for his mercy endureth for ever.
26 give thanks unto the God of heaven : for his mercy endureth for ever,
27 O give thanks unto the Lord of lords : for his mercy endureth for ever.
PSALM 137. Super flumina.
when we remembered thee, O Sion. 2 As for our harps, we hanged them up : upon the trees that are therein.
3 For they that led us away captive required of us then a song, and melody, in our heaviness : Sing us one of the songs of Sion.
4 How shall we sing the Lord's song : in a strange land ?
5 If I forget thee, O Jerusalem : let my right hand forget her cunning.
6 If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth : yea, if I prefer not Jerusalem in my mirth.
7 Remember the children of Edom, O Lord, in the day of Jerusalem : how they said, Down with it, down with it, even to the ground. 8 O daughter of Babylon, wasted with misery: yea,
and wept :
happy shall he be that rewardeth thee, as thou hast served us.
9 Blessed shall he be that taketh thy children: and throweth them against the stones.
PSALM 138. Confitebor tibi. WILL give thanks unto thee, O Lord, with my unto thee,
2 I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy Name, because of thy loving-kindness and truth : for thou hast magnified thy Name, and thy Word, above all things.
3 When I called upon thee, thou heardest me: and enduedst my soul with much strength.
4 All the kings of the earth shall praise thee, O Lord : for they have heard the words of thy mouth.
5 Yea, they shall sing in the ways of the Lord : that great is the glory of the Lord.
6 For though the Lord be high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly : as for the proud, he beholdeth them afar off.
7 Though I walk in the midst of trouble, yet shalt thou refresh me : thou shalt stretch forth thy hand upon the furiousness of mine enemies, and thy right hand shall save me.
8 The Lord shall make good his loving-kindness toward me : yea, thy mercy, O Lord, endureth for ever; despise not then the works of thine own hands.
PSALM 139. Domine, probasti. O me thoulkno west my down-sitting, and mine up rising; thou understandest my thoughts long before.
2 Thou art about my path, and abou 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.