21:20. But thou, O Lord, remove not thy help to a distance from me; look towards my defence.
21:21. Deliver, O God, my soul from the sword: my only one from the hand of the dog.
21:22. Save me from the lion's mouth; and my lowness from the horns of the unicorns.
21:23. I will declare thy name to my brethren: in the midst of the church will I praise thee.
21:24. Ye that fear the Lord, praise him: all ye the seed of Jacob, glorify him.
21:25. Let all the seed of Israel fear him: because he hath not slighted nor despised the supplication of the poor man. Neither hath he turned away his face form me: and when I cried to him he heard me.
21:26. With thee is my praise in a great church: I will pay my vows in the sight of them that fear him.
21:27. The poor shall eat and shall be filled: and they shall praise the Lord that seek him: their hearts shall live for ever and ever.
21:28. All the ends of the earth shall remember, and shall be converted to the Lord: And all the kindreds of the Gentiles shall adore in his sight.
21:29. For the kingdom is the Lord's; and he shall have dominion over the nations.
21:30. All the fat ones of the earth have eaten and have adored: all they that go down to the earth shall fall before him.
21:31. And to him my soul shall live: and my seed shall serve him.
21:32. There shall be declared to the Lord a generation to come: and the heavens shall shew forth his justice to a people that shall be born, which the Lord hath made.
Psalms Chapter 22
Dominus regit me.
God's spiritual benefits to faithful souls.
22:1. A psalm for David. The Lord ruleth me: and I shall want nothing.
Ruleth me... In Hebrew, Is my shepherd, viz., to feed, guide, and govern me.
22:2. He hath set me in a place of pasture. He hath brought me up, on the water of refreshment:
22:3. He hath converted my soul. He hath led me on the paths of justice, for his own name's sake.
22:4. For though I should walk in the midst of the shadow of death, I will fear no evils, for thou art with me. Thy rod and thy staff, they have comforted me.
22:5. Thou hast prepared a table before me against them that afflict me.
Thou hast anointed my head with oil; and my chalice which inebreateth me, how goodly is it!
22:6. And thy mercy will follow me all the days of my life. And that I may dwell in the house of the Lord unto length of days.
Psalms Chapter 23
Domini est terra.
Who are they that shall ascend to heaven: Christ's triumphant ascension thither.
23:1. On the first day of the week, a psalm for David. The earth is the Lord's and the fulness thereof: the world, and all they that dwell therein.
23:2. For he hath founded it upon the seas; and hath prepared it upon the rivers.
23:3. Who shall ascend into the mountain of the Lord: or who shall stand in his holy place?
23:4. The innocent in hands, and clean of heart, who hath not taken his soul in vain, nor sworn deceitfully to his neighbour.
23:5. He shall receive a blessing from the Lord, and mercy from God his Saviour.
23:6. This is the generation of them that seek him, of them that seek the face of the God of Jacob.
23:7. Lift up your gates, O ye lprinces, and be ye lifted up, O eternal gates: and the King of Glory shall enter in.
23:8. Who is this King of Glory? the Lord who is strong and mighty: the Lord mighty in battle.
23:9. Lift up your gates, O ye princes, and be ye lifted up, O eternal gates: and the King of Glory shall enter in.
23:10. Who is this King of Glory? the Lord of hosts, he is the King of Glory.
Psalms Chapter 24
Ad te, Domine, levavi.
A prayer for grace, mercy, and protection against our enemies.
24:1. Unto the end, a psalm for David. To thee, O Lord, have I lifted up my soul.
24:2. In thee, O my God, I put my trust; let me not be ashamed.
24:3. Neither let my enemies laugh at me: for none of them that wait on thee shall be confounded.
24:4. Let all them be confounded that act unjust things without cause.
Shew, O Lord, thy ways to me, and teach me thy paths.
24:5. Direct me in thy truth, and teach me; for thou art God my Saviour; and on thee have I waited all the day long.
24:6. Remember, O Lor, thy bowels of compassion; and thy mercies that are from the beginning of the world.
24:7. The sins of my youth and my ignorances do not remember. According to thy mercy remember thou me: for thy goodness' sake, O Lord.
24:8. The Lord is sweet and righteous: therefore he will give a law to sinners in the way.
24:9. He will guide themild in judgment: he will teach the meek his ways.
24:10. All the ways of the Lord are mercy and truth, to them that seek after his covenant and his testimonies.