The Douay-Rheims Bible Psalms 72

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PS 72:1  A psalm for Asaph. How good is God to Israel, to them that are of a right heart!

PS 72:2  But my feet were almost moved; my steps had well nigh slipped.

PS 72:3  Because I had a zeal on occasion of the wicked, seeing the prosperity of sinners.

PS 72:4  For there is no regard to their death, nor is there strength in their stripes.

PS 72:5  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.

PS 72:7  Their iniquity hath come forth, as it were from fatness: they have passed into the affection of the heart.

PS 72:8  They have thought and spoken wickedness: they have spoken iniquity on high.

PS 72:9  They have set their mouth against heaven: and their tongue hath passed through the earth.

PS 72:10  Therefore will my people return here and full days shall be found in them.

PS 72:11  And they said: How doth God know? and is there knowledge in the most High?

PS 72:12  Behold these are sinners; and yet abounding in the world they have obtained riches.

PS 72:13  And I said: Then have I in vain justified my heart, and washed my hands among the innocent.

PS 72:14  And I have been scourged all the day; and my chastisement hath been in the mornings.

PS 72:15  If I said: I will speak thus; behold I should condemn the generation of thy children.

PS 72:16  I studied that I might know this thing, it is a labour in my sight:

PS 72:17  Until I go into the sanctuary of God, and understand concerning their last ends.

PS 72:18  But indeed for deceits thou hast put it to them: when they were lifted up thou hast cast them down.

PS 72:19  How are they brought to desolation? they have suddenly ceased to be: they have perished by reason of their iniquity.

PS 72:20  As the dream of them that awake, O Lord; so in thy city thou shalt bring their image to nothing.

PS 72:21  For my heart hath been inflamed, and my reins have been changed:

PS 72:22  and I am brought to nothing, and I knew not.

PS 72:23  I am become as a beast before thee: and I am always with thee.

PS 72:24  Thou hast held me by my right hand; and by thy will thou hast conducted me, and with thy glory thou hast received me.

PS 72:25  For what have I in heaven? and besides thee what do I desire upon earth?

PS 72:26  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.

PS 72:27  For behold they that go far from thee shall perish: thou hast destroyed all them that are disloyal to thee.

PS 72:28  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.