1 «To the chief Musician upon Muthlabben, A Psalm of David.» I will praise [thee], O LORD, with myGod is not praised unless the whole glory is given to him alone.whole heart; I will shew forth all thy marvellous works.
2 I will bee glad, and reioyce in thee: I will sing praise to thy Name, O most High,
3 For that mine enemies are turned backe: they shall fall, and perish at thy presence.
4 ForHowever the enemy seems for a time to prevail yet God preserves the just.thou hast maintained my right and my cause; thou satest in the throne judging right.
5 Thou hast rebuked the heathen: thou hast destroyed the wicked: thou hast put out their name for euer and euer.
6 A derision of the enemy that minds nothing but destruction: but the Lord will deliver his, and bring him into judgment.O thou enemy, destructions are come to a perpetual end: and thou hast destroyed cities; their memorial is perished with them.
7 But the Lorde shall sit for euer: hee hath prepared his throne for iudgement.
8 For he shall iudge the worlde in righteousnes, and shall iudge the people with equitie.
9 The LORD also will be a refuge for theOur miseries are meant to cause us to feel God's present care over us.oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.
10 And they that know thy Name, will trust in thee: for thou, Lorde, hast not failed them that seeke thee.
11 Sing praises to the Lord, which dwelleth in Zion: shewe the people his workes.
12 Though God does not suddenly avenge the wrong done to his, yet he does not permit the wicked to go unpunished.When he maketh inquisition for blood, he remembereth them: he forgetteth not the cry of the humble.
13 Haue mercie vpon mee, O Lorde: consider my trouble which I suffer of them that hate mee, thou that liftest me vp from the gates of death,
14 That I may shew forth all thy praise in theIn the open assembly of the Church.gates of the daughter of Zion: I will rejoice in thy salvation.
15 The heathen areFor God overthrows the wicked in their enterprises.sunk down in the pit [that] they made: in the net which they hid is their own foot taken.
16 The mercy of God toward his saints must be declared and the fall of the wicked must always be considered.The LORD is known [by] the judgment [which] he executeth: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion. Selah.
17 The wicked shall turne into hell, and all nations that forget God.
18 For the needy shall not alway be forgotten: the expectationGod does not promise to help us before we have felt the cross.of the poor shall [not] perish for ever.
19 Vp Lord: let not man preuaile: let the heathen be iudged in thy sight.
20 Put them in fear, O LORD: [that] the nations may know themselves [to be but]Which they cannot learn without the fear of your judgment.men. Selah.