The Psalms of David
Day 11. Evening Prayer
Eripe me de inimicis
Deliver me from mine
enemies, O God : defend me from them that rise up against me.
2 O deliver
me from the wicked doers : and save me from the blood-thirsty
3 For lo,
they lie waiting for my soul : the mighty men are gathered against
me, without any offence or fault of me, O Lord.
4 They run
and prepare themselves without my fault : arise thou therefore to
help me, and behold.
5 Stand up, O
Lord God of hosts, thou God of Israel, to visit all the heathen :
and be not merciful unto them that offend of malicious
6 They go to
and fro in the evening : they grin like a dog, and run about
through the city.
they speak with their mouth, and swords are in their lips : for who
8 But thou, O
Lord, shalt have them in derision : and thou shalt laugh all the
heathen to scorn.
9 My strength
will I ascribe unto thee : for thou art the God of my refuge.
sheweth me his goodness plenteously : and God shall let me see my
desire upon mine enemies.
11 Slay them
not, lest my people forget it : but scatter them abroad among the
people, and put them down, O Lord, our defence.
12 For the
sin of their mouth, and for the words of their lips, they shall be
taken in their pride : and why? their preaching is of cursing and
them in thy wrath, consume them, that they may perish : and know
that it is God that ruleth in Jacob, and unto the ends of the
14 And in the
evening they will return : grin like a dog, and will go about the
15 They will
run here and there for meat : and grudge if they be not
16 As for me,
I will sing of thy power, and will praise thy mercy betimes in the
morning : for thou hast been my defence and refuge in the day of my
17 Unto thee,
O my strength, will I sing : for thou, O God, art my refuge, and my
Deus, repulisti nos
O God, thou hast
cast us out, and scattered us abroad : thou hast also been
displeased; O turn thee unto us again.
2 Thou hast
moved the land, and divided it : heal the sores thereof, for it
3 Thou hast
shewed thy people heavy things : thou hast given us a drink of
4 Thou hast
given a token for such as fear thee : that they may triumph because
of the truth.
were thy beloved delivered : help me with thy right hand, and hear
6 God hath
spoken in his holiness, I will rejoice, and divide Sichem : and
mete out the valley of Succoth.
7 Gilead is
mine, and Manasses is mine : Ephraim also is the strength of my
head; Judah is my law-giver;
8 Moab is my
wash-pot; over Edom will I cast out my shoe : Philistia, be thou
glad of me.
9 Who will
lead me into the strong city : who will bring me into Edom?
10 Hast not
thou cast us out, O God : wilt not thou, O God, go out with our
11 O be thou
our help in trouble : for vain is the help of man.
God will we do great acts : for it is he that shall tread down our
Hear my crying, O
God : give ear unto my prayer.
2 From the
ends of the earth will I call upon thee: when my heart is in
3 O set me up
upon the rock that is higher than I: for thou hast been my hope,
and a strong tower for me against the enemy.
4 I will
dwell in thy tabernacle for ever : and my trust shall be under the
covering of thy wings.
5 For thou, O
Lord, hast heard my desires : and hast given an heritage unto those
that fear thy Name.
6 Thou shalt
grant the King a long life : that his years may endure throughout
7 He shall
dwell before God for ever : O prepare thy loving mercy and
faithfulness, that they may preserve him.
8 So will I
always sing praise unto thy Name : that I may daily perform my
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