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Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine
A SONG OF DEGREES. MANY a time have they afflicted me from my youth, 1: may Israel now say: Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth : 2 yet they have not prevailed against me. The plowers plowed upon my back : they made long their furrows. JEHOVAH is righteous : he hath cut asunder the cords of the wicked. Let them all be confounded and turned back, that hate Sion. Let them be as the grass upon the house-tops, which withereth afore it groweth up: wherewith the mower filleth not his hand; nor he that bindeth sheaves his bosom. Neither do they which go by say, The blessing of JEHOVAH be upon you: we bless you in the name of JEHOVAH.
A SONG OF DEGREES,
O JEHOVAH, who shall stand ?
A SONG OF DEGREES OF DAVID.
as a child that is weaned of his mother :
A SONG OF DEGREES. JEHOVAH, remember David, and all his afflictions: 1 How he sware unto JEHOVAH, and vowed unto the mighty God of Jacob; Surely I will not come into the tabernacle of my house, 3 nor go up into my bed; I will not give sleep to mine eyes, or slumber to mine eye-lids, until I find out a place for Jehovah, an habitation for the mighty God of Jacob. Lo, we heard of it at Ephratah : we found it in the fields of the wood. We will go into his tabernacles : we will worship at his footstool. Arise, O JEHOVAH, into thy rest; thou, and the ark of thy strength. Let thy priests be clothed with righteousness; and let thy saints shout for joy. For thy seryant David's sake, turn not away the face of thine Anointed. JEHOVAH hath sworn in truth unto David; he will not turn from it: Of the fruit of thy body will I set upon thy throne. If thy children will keep my covenant
12 and my testimony that I shall teach them, their children shall also sit upon thy throne for evermore.
For Jehovah hath chosen Sion;
A SONG OF DEGREES. BEHOLD, bless ye JEHOVAH, all ye servants of JEHOVAH. which by night stand in the house of Jehovah.
Lift up your hands in the sanctuary,
PRAISE ye Jehovah. Praise ye the name of JEHOVAH : praise him, O ye servants of Jehovah. Ye that stand in the house of Jehovah, in the courts of the house of our God, Praise ye Jehovah; for Jehovah is good : sing praises unto his name;, for it is pleasant. For Jehovah hath chosen Jacob unto himself, and Israel for his peculiar treasure. For I know that Jehovah is great, and that our Jehovah is above all gods. Whatsoever JEHOVAH pleased, that did he in heaven and in earth, in the seas, and all deep places. He causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth; he maketh lightnings for the rain ; he bringeth the wind out of his treasuries. Who smote the first-born of Egypt, both of man and beast. Who sent tokens and wonders into the midst of thee, 9
O Egypt, i upon Pharoah and upon all his servants. Who smote great nations,