Chapter 16: The Book of Psalms
DOUAY RHEIMS BIBLE
THE CHALLONER REVISION
THE BOOK OF PSALMS
PSALM 16
Exaudi, Domine, justitiam. A just man's prayer in tribulation against the malice of his enemy.
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HE prayer of David. Hear, O Lord, my justice: attend to my supplication. Give ear unto my prayer, which proceedeth not from deceitful lips.
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Let my judgment come forth from thy countenance: let thy eyes behold the things that are equitable.
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Thou hast proved my heart, and visited it by night, thou hast tried me by fire: and iniquity hath not been found in me.
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That my mouth may not speak the works of men: for the sake of the words of thy lips, I have kept hard ways.
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Perfect thou my goings in thy paths: that my footsteps be not moved.
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I have cried to thee, for thou, O God, hast heard me: O incline thy ear unto me, and hear my words.
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Shew forth thy wonderful mercies; thou who savest them that trust in thee.
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From them that resist thy right hand keep me, as the apple of thy eye. Protect me under the shadow of thy wings.
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From the face of the wicked who have afflicted me. My enemies have surrounded my soul:
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They have shut up their fat: their mouth hath spoken proudly.
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They have cast me forth, and now they have surrounded me: they have set their eyes bowing down to the earth.
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They have taken me, as a lion prepared for the prey; and as a young lion dwelling in secret places.
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Arise, O Lord, disappoint him and supplant him; deliver my soul from the wicked one; thy sword
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From the enemies of thy hand. O Lord, divide them from the few of the earth in their life: their belly is filled from thy hidden stores. They are full of children: and they have left to their little ones the rest of their substance.
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But as for me, I will appear before thy sight in justice: I shall be satisfied when thy glory shall appear.
CHAP. 16 VER. 10. THEIR FAT. That is, their bowels of compassion: for they have none for me.
VER. 14. DIVIDE THEM FROM THE FEW, etc. That is, cut them off from the earth, and the few trifling things thereof; which they are so proud of, or divide them from the few; that is, from thy elect, who are but few; that they may no longer have it in their power to oppress them. It....
...is not meant by way of a curse or imprecation; but, as many other the like passages in the psalms, by way of a prediction, or prophecy of what should come upon them, in punishment of their wickedness. Ibid. Thy hidden stores. Thy secret treasures, out of which thou furnishest those earthly goods, which, with a bountiful hand thou hast distributed both to the good and the bad.
CHAP. 16 VER. 10. THEIR FAT. That is, their bowels of compassion: for they have none for me.
VER. 14. DIVIDE THEM FROM THE FEW, etc. That is, cut them off from the earth, and the few trifling things thereof; which they are so proud of, or divide them from the few; that is, from thy elect, who are but few; that they may no longer have it in their power to oppress them. It is not meant by way of a curse or imprecation; but, as many other the like passages in the psalms, by way of a prediction, or prophecy of what should come upon them, in punishment of their wickedness. Ibid. Thy hidden stores. Thy secret treasures, out of which thou furnishest those earthly goods, which, with a bountiful hand thou hast distributed both to the good and the bad.