Chapter 56: The Book of Psalms
DOUAY RHEIMS BIBLE
THE CHALLONER REVISION
THE BOOK OF PSALMS
PSALM 56
Miserere mei, Deus. The prophet prays in his affliction, and praises God for his delivery. 56:1. Unto the end, destroy not, for David, for an inscription of a title, when he fled from Saul into the cave. [1 Kings 24.]
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DIV class='vN'>Destroy not
. .Suffer me not to be destroyed.
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Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy on me: for my soul trusteth in thee. And in the shadow of thy wings will I hope, until iniquity pass away.
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I will cry to God the most high; to God who hath done good to me.
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He hath sent from heaven and delivered me: he hath made them a reproach that trod upon me. God hath sent his mercy and his truth,
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And he hath delivered my soul from the midst of the young lions. I slept troubled. The sons of men, whose teeth are weapons and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword.
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Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens, and thy glory above all the earth.
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They prepared a snare for my feet; and they bowed down my soul. They dug a pit before my face, and they are fallen into it.
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My heart is ready, O God, my heart is ready: I will sing, and rehearse a psalm.
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Arise, O my glory, arise psaltery and harp: I will arise early.
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I will give praise to thee, O Lord, among the people: I will sing a psalm to thee among the nations.
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For thy mercy is magnified even to the heavens: and thy truth unto the clouds.
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Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens: and thy glory above all the earth.