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THE PSALTER, Seventh Kathisma
Psalm Forty-Eight LXX (Ps. 49, Masoretic)
King James Version.
- Hear this, all ye people; give ear, all ye inhabitants of the
- Both low and high, rich and poor, together.
- My mouth shall speak of wisdom; and the meditation of my heart
shall be of understanding.
- I will incline mine ear to a parable: I will open my dark saying
upon the harp.
- Wherefore should I fear in the days of evil, when the iniquity of
my heels shall compass me about?
- They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the
multitude of their riches;
- None of them can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to God
a ransom for him:
- (For the redemption of their soul is precious, and it ceaseth for
- That he should still live for ever, and not see corruption.
- For he seeth that wise men die, likewise the fool and the
brutish person perish, and leave their wealth to others.
- Their inward thought is, that their houses shall continue for
ever, and their dwelling places to all generations; they call their
lands after their own names.
- Nevertheless man being in honour abideth not: he is like the
beasts that perish.
- This their way is their folly: yet their posterity approve their
- Like sheep they are laid in the grave; death shall feed on them;
and the upright shall have dominion over them in the morning; and
their beauty shall consume in the grave from their dwelling.
- But God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave: for he
shall receive me. Selah.
- Be not thou afraid when one is made rich, when the glory of his
house is increased;
- For when he dieth he shall carry nothing away: his glory shall
not descend after him.
- Though while he lived he blessed his soul: and men will praise
thee, when thou doest well to thyself.
- He shall go to the generation of his fathers; they shall never
- Man that is in honour, and understandeth not, is like the beasts
Orthodox Library, Pentecost, 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!