1. Unto the end, a psalm for David himself.

2. Blessed is he that understandeth concerning the needy and the poor : the Lord will deliver him in the evil day.

3. The Lord preserve him and give him life, and make him blessed upon the earth : and deliver him not up to the will of his enemies.

4. The Lord help him on his bed of sorrow : thou hast turned all his couch in his sickness.

5. I said: O Lord, be thou merciful to me : heal my soul, for I have sinned against thee.

6. My enemies have spoken evils against me: when shall he die and his name perish?

7. And if he came in to see me, he spoke vain things : his heart gathered together iniquity to itself. He went out and spoke to the same purpose.

8. All my enemies whispered together against me : they devised evils to me.

9. They determined against me an unjust word : shall he that sleepeth rise again no more?

10. For even the man of peace, in whom I trusted, who ate my bread, hath greatly supplanted me.

11. But thou, O Lord, have mercy on me, and raise me up again : and I will requite them.

12. By this I know, that thou hast had a good will for me : because my enemy shall not rejoice over me.

13. But thou hast upheld me by reason of my innocence : and hast established me in thy sight for ever.

14. Blessed by the Lord the God of Israel from eternity to eternity. So be it. So be it.

Livros sugeridos

Por que a tentação passada deixa na alma uma certa perturbação? perguntou um penitente a Padre Pio. Ele respondeu: “Você já presenciou um tremor de terra? Quando tudo estremece a sua volta, você também é sacudido; no entanto, não necessariamente fica enterrado nos destroços!” São Padre Pio de Pietrelcina


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