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THE PSALTER: Second Kathisma
Psalm Nine LXX (Ps. 9 and 10, Masoretic)
King James Version.
- I will praise thee, O LORD, with my whole heart; I will shew
forth all thy marvellous works.
- I will be glad and rejoice in thee: I will sing praise to thy
name, O thou most High.
- When mine enemies are turned back, they shall fall and perish at
- For thou hast maintained my right and my cause; thou satest in
the throne judging right.
- Thou hast rebuked the heathen, thou hast destroyed the wicked,
thou hast put out their name for ever and ever.
- O thou enemy, destructions are come to a perpetual end: and thou
hast destroyed cities; their memorial is perished with them.
- But the LORD shall endure for ever: he hath prepared his throne
- And he shall judge the world in righteousness, he shall minister
judgment to the people in uprightness.
- The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in
times of trouble.
- And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for
thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.
- Sing praises to the LORD, which dwelleth in Zion: declare among
the people his doings.
- When he maketh inquisition for blood, he remembereth them: he
forgetteth not the cry of the humble.
- Have mercy upon me, O LORD; consider my trouble which I suffer
of them that hate me, thou that liftest me up from the gates of death:
- That I may shew forth all thy praise in the gates of the
daughter of Zion: I will rejoice in thy salvation.
- The heathen are sunk down in the pit that they made: in the net
which they hid is their own foot taken.
- The LORD is known by the judgment which he executeth: the wicked
is snared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion. Selah.
- The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that
- For the needy shall not alway be forgotten: the expectation of
the poor shall not perish for ever.
- Arise, O LORD; let not man prevail: let the heathen be judged in
- Put them in fear, O LORD: that the nations may know themselves
to be but men. Selah.
(Beginning of Psalm 10 in Masoretic Text)
- Why standest thou afar off, O LORD? why hidest thou thyself in
times of trouble?
- The wicked in his pride doth persecute the poor: let them be
taken in the devices that they have imagined.
- For the wicked boasteth of his heart's desire, and blesseth the
covetous, whom the LORD abhorreth.
- The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek
after God: God is not in all his thoughts.
- His ways are always grievous; thy judgments are far above out of
his sight: as for all his enemies, he puffeth at them.
- He hath said in his heart, I shall not be moved: for I shall
never be in adversity.
- His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and fraud: under his
tongue is mischief and vanity.
- He sitteth in the lurking places of the villages: in the secret
places doth he murder the innocent: his eyes are privily set against
- He lieth in wait secretly as a lion in his den: he lieth in wait
to catch the poor: he doth catch the poor, when he draweth him into
- He croucheth, and humbleth himself, that the poor may fall by
his strong ones.
- He hath said in his heart, God hath forgotten: he hideth his
face; he will never see it.
- Arise, O LORD; O God, lift up thine hand: forget not the humble.
- Wherefore doth the wicked contemn God? he hath said in his
heart, Thou wilt not require it.
- Thou hast seen it; for thou beholdest mischief and spite, to
requite it with thy hand: the poor committeth himself unto thee; thou
art the helper of the fatherless.
- Break thou the arm of the wicked and the evil man: seek out his
wickedness till thou find none.
- The LORD is King for ever and ever: the heathen are perished out
of his land.
- LORD, thou hast heard the desire of the humble: thou wilt
prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear:
- To judge the fatherless and the oppressed, that the man of the
earth may no more oppress.
Orthodox Library, St. Isaac of the Kiev Caves, 2004.
Have mercy, O Lord, upon Thy servants
the scribe John, the priest John,
and the parishioners of the temple of Saint Andrew in Lubbock.
THE END, AND TO GOD BE THE GLORY!