Douay Rheims Bible

Psalms 71

The Book of Psalms

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Chapter 72

1


 

  A psalm for Asaph. How good is God to Israel, to them that are of a right heart!  

 

 


2


 

  But my feet were almost moved; my steps had well nigh slipped.  

 

 


3


 

  Because I had a zeal on occasion of the wicked, seeing the prosperity of sinners.  

 

 


4


 

  For there is no regard to their death, nor is there strength in their stripes.  

 

 


5


 

  They are not in the labour of men: neither shall they be scourged like other men. B Therefore pride hath held them fast: they are covered with their iniquity and their wickedness.  

 

 


7


 

  Their iniquity hath come forth, as it were from fatness: they have passed into the affection of the heart.  

 

 


8


 

  They have thought and spoken wickedness: they have spoken iniquity on high.  

 

 


9


 

  They have set their mouth against heaven: and their tongue hath passed through the earth.  

 

 


10


 

  Therefore will my people return here and full days shall be found in them.  

 

 


11


 

  And they said: How doth God know? and is there knowledge in the most High?  

 

 


12


 

  Behold these are sinners; and yet abounding in the world they have obtained riches.  

 

 


13


 

  And I said: Then have I in vain justified my heart, and washed my hands among the innocent.  

 

 


14


 

  And I have been scourged all the day; and my chastisement hath been in the mornings.  

 

 


15


 

  If I said: I will speak thus; behold I should condemn the generation of thy children.  

 

 


16


 

  I studied that I might know this thing, it is a labour in my sight:  

 

 


17


 

  Until I go into the sanctuary of God, and understand concerning their last ends.  

 

 


18


 

  But indeed for deceits thou hast put it to them: when they were lifted up thou hast cast them down.  

 

 


19


 

  How are they brought to desolation? they have suddenly ceased to be: they have perished by reason of their iniquity.  

 

 


20


 

  As the dream of them that awake, O Lord; so in thy city thou shalt bring their image to nothing.  

 

 


21


 

  For my heart hath been inflamed, and my reins have been changed:  

 

 


22


 

  and I am brought to nothing, and I knew not.  

 

 


23


 

  I am become as a beast before thee: and I am always with thee.  

 

 


24


 

  Thou hast held me by my right hand; and by thy will thou hast conducted me, and with thy glory thou hast received me.  

 

 


25


 

  For what have I in heaven? and besides thee what do I desire upon earth?  

 

 


26


 

  For thee my flesh and my heart hath fainted away: thou art the God of my heart, and the God that is my portion for ever.  

 

 


27


 

  For behold they that go far from thee shall perish: thou hast destroyed all them that are disloyal to thee.  

 

 


28


 

  But it is good for me to adhere to my God, to put my hope in the Lord God: That I may declare all thy praises, in the gates of the daughter of Sion.  

 

 


Psalms 73

 

 

 

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