The Douay-Rheims Bible Psalms 88

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PS 88:1  Of understanding, for Ethan the Ezrahite.

PS 88:2  The mercies of the Lord I will sing for ever. I will shew forth thy truth with my mouth to generation and generation.

PS 88:3  For thou hast said: Mercy shall be built up for ever in the heavens: thy truth shall be prepared in them.

PS 88:4  I have made a covenant with my elect: I have sworn to David my servant:

PS 88:5  Thy seed will I settle for ever. And I will build up thy throne unto generation and generation.

PS 88:6  The heavens shall confess thy wonders, O Lord: and thy truth in the church of the saints.

PS 88:7  For who in the clouds can be compared to the Lord: or who among the sons of God shall be like to God?

PS 88:8  God, who is glorified in the assembly of the saints: great and terrible above all them that are about him.

PS 88:9  O Lord God of hosts, who is like to thee? thou art mighty, O Lord, and thy truth is round about thee.

PS 88:10  Thou rulest the power of the sea: and appeasest the motion of the waves thereof.

PS 88:11  Thou hast humbled the proud one, as one that is slain: with the arm of thy strength thou hast scattered thy enemies.

PS 88:12  Thine are the heavens, and thine is the earth: the world and the fulness thereof thou hast founded:

PS 88:13  the north and the sea thou hast created. Thabor and Hermon shall rejoice in thy name:

PS 88:14  thy arm is with might. Let thy hand be strengthened, and thy right hand exalted:

PS 88:15  justice and judgment are the preparation of thy throne. Mercy and truth shall go before thy face:

PS 88:16  blessed is the people that knoweth jubilation. They shall walk, O Lord, in the light of thy countenance:

PS 88:17  and in thy name they shall rejoice all the day, and in thy justice they shall be exalted.

PS 88:18  For thou art the glory of their strength: and in thy good pleasure shall our horn be exalted.

PS 88:19  For our protection is of the Lord, and of our king the holy one of Israel.

PS 88:20  Then thou spokest in a vision to thy saints, and saidst: I have laid help upon one that is mighty, and have exalted one chosen out of my people.

PS 88:21  I have found David my servant: with my holy oil I have anointed him.

PS 88:22  For my hand shall help him: and my arm shall strengthen him.

PS 88:23  The enemy shall have no advantage over him: nor the son of iniquity have power to hurt him.

PS 88:24  And I will cut down his enemies before his face; and them that hate him I will put to flight.

PS 88:25  And my truth and my mercy shall be with him: and in my name shall his horn be exalted.

PS 88:26  And I will set his hand in the sea; and his right hand in the rivers.

PS 88:27  He shall cry out to me: Thou art my father: my God, and the support of my salvation.

PS 88:28  And I will make him my firstborn, high above the kings of the earth.

PS 88:29  I will keep my mercy for him for ever: and my covenant faithful to him.

PS 88:30  And I will make his seed to endure for evermore: and his throne as the days of heaven.

PS 88:31  And if his children forsake my law, and walk not in my judgments:

PS 88:32  If they profane my justices: and keep not my commandments:

PS 88:33  I will visit their iniquities with a rod: and their sins with stripes.

PS 88:34  But my mercy I will not take away from him: nor will I suffer my truth to fail.

PS 88:35  Neither will I profane my covenant: and the words that proceed from my mouth I will not make void.

PS 88:36  Once have I sworn by my holiness: I will not lie unto David:

PS 88:37  his seed shall endure for ever.

PS 88:38  And his throne as the sun before me: and as the moon perfect for ever, and a faithful witness in heaven.

PS 88:39  But thou hast rejected and despised: thou hast been angry with thy anointed.

PS 88:40  Thou hast overthrown the covenant of thy servant: thou hast profaned his sanctuary on the earth.

PS 88:41  Thou hast broken down all his hedges: thou hast made his strength fear.

PS 88:42  All that pass by the way have robbed him: he is become a reproach to his neighbours.

PS 88:43  Thou hast set up the right hand of them that oppress him: thou hast made all his enemies to rejoice.

PS 88:44  Thou hast turned away the help of his sword; and hast not assisted him in battle.

PS 88:45  Thou hast made his purification to cease: and thou hast cast his throne down to the ground.

PS 88:46  Thou hast shortened the days of his time: thou hast covered him with confusion.

PS 88:47  How long, O Lord, turnest thou away unto the end? shall thy anger burn like fire?

PS 88:48  Remember what my substance is for hast thou made all the children of men in vain?

PS 88:49  Who is the man that shall live, and not see death: that shall deliver his soul from the hand of hell?

PS 88:50  Lord, where are thy ancient mercies, according to what thou didst swear to David in thy truth?

PS 88:51  Be mindful, O Lord, of the reproach of thy servants (which I have held in my bosom) of many nations:

PS 88:52  Wherewith thy enemies have reproached, O Lord; wherewith they have reproached the change of thy anointed.

PS 88:53  Blessed be the Lord for evermore. So be it. So be it.