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42.8
PSALMS

9By day the Lord will command His lovingkindness,
And in the night His song shall be with me,
Even a prayer unto the God of my life.
10I will say unto God my Rock: 'Why hast Thou forgotten me?
Why go I mourning under the oppression of the enemy?'
11As with a crushing in my bones, mine adversaries taunt me;
While they say unto me all the day: 'Where is Thy God?'
12Why art thou cast down, O my soul?
And why moanest thou within me?
Hope thou in God; for I shall yet praise Him,
The salvation of my countenance, and my God.


43 Be Thou my judge, O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation;
O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man.
2For Thou art the God of my strength; why hast Thou cast me off?
Why go I mourning under the oppression of the enemy?
3O send out Thy light and Thy truth; let them lead me;
Let them bring me unto Thy holy mountain, and to Thy dwelling-places;
4Then will I go unto the altar of God, unto God, my exceeding joy;
And praise Thee upon the harp, O God, my God.
5Why art thou cast down, O my soul?
And why moanest thou within me?
Hope thou in God; for I shall yet praise Him,
The salvation of my countenance, and my God.


44 For the Leader; [a Psalm] of the sons of Korah. Maschil.


2O God, we have heard with our ears, our fathers have told us;
A work Thou didst in their days, in the days of old.
3Thou with Thy hand didst drive out the nations, and didst plant them in;
Thou didst break the peoples, and didst spread them abroad.
4For not by their own sword did they get the land in possession,
Neither did their own arm save them;
But Thy right hand, and Thine arm, and the light of Thy countenance,
Because Thou wast favourable unto them.
 
5Thou art my King, O God;
Command the salvation of Jacob.
6Through Thee do we push down our adversaries;
Through Thy name do we tread them under that rise up against us.
7For I trust not in my bow,
Neither can my sword save me.
8But Thou hast saved us from our adversaries,
And hast put them to shame that hate us.
9In God have we gloried all the day,
And we will give thanks unto Thy name for ever. Selah
 
10Yet Thou hast cast off, and brought us to confusion;
And goest not forth with our hosts.
11Thou makest us to turn back from the adversary;
And they that hate us spoil at their will.
12Thou hast given us like sheep to be eaten;

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