Douay Rheims Bible

Psalms 72

The Book of Psalms

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Chapter 73

1

 

  Understanding for Asaph. O God, why hast thou cast us off unto the end: why is thy wrath enkindled against the sheep of thy pasture?  

 

 


2

 

  Remember thy congregation, which thou hast possessed from the beginning. The sceptre of thy inheritance which thou hast redeemed: mount Sion in which thou hast dwelt.  

 

 


3

 

  Lift up thy hands against their pride unto the end; see what things the enemy hath done wickedly in the sanctuary.  

 

 


4

 

  And they that hate thee have made their boasts, in the midst of thy solemnity. They have set up their ensigns for signs,  

 

 


5

 

  and they knew not both in the going out and on the highest top. As with axes in a wood of trees,  

 

 


6

 

  they have cut down at once the gates thereof, with axe and hatchet they have brought it down.  

 

 


7

 

  They have set fire to thy sanctuary: they have defiled the dwelling place of thy name on the earth.  

 

 


8

 

  They said in their heart, the whole kindred of them together: Let us abolish all the festival days of God from the land.  

 

 


9

 

  Our signs we have not seen, there is now no prophet: and he will know us no more.  

 

 


10

 

  How long, O God, shall the enemy reproach: is the adversary to provoke thy name for ever?  

 

 


11

 

  Why dost thou turn away thy hand: and thy right hand out of the midst of thy bosom for ever ?  

 

 


12

 

  But God is our king before ages: he hath wrought salvation in the midst of the earth.  

 

 


13

 

  Thou by thy strength didst make the sea firm: thou didst crush the heads of the dragons in the waters.  

 

 


14

 

  Thou hast broken the heads of the dragon: thou hast given him to be meat for the people of the Ethiopians.  

 

 


15

 

  Thou hast broken up the fountains and the torrents: thou hast dried up the Ethan rivers.  

 

 


16

 

  Thine is the day, and thine is the night: thou hast made the morning light and the sun.  

 

 


17

 

  Thou hast made all the borders of the earth: the summer and the spring were formed by thee.  

 

 


18

 

  Remember this, the enemy hath reproached the Lord: and a foolish people hath provoked thy name.  

 

 


19

 

  Deliver not up to beasts the souls that confess to thee: and forget not to the end the souls of thy poor.  

 

 


20

 

  Have regard to thy covenant: for they that are the obscure of the earth have been filled with dwellings of iniquity.  

 

 


21

 

  Let not the humble be turned away with confusion: the poor and needy shall praise thy name.  

 

 


22

 

  Arise, O God, judge thy own cause: remember thy reproaches with which the foolish man hath reproached thee all the day.  

 

 


23

 

  Forget not the voices of thy enemies: the pride of them that hate thee ascendeth continually.  

 

 


Psalms 74

 

 

 

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