34:16. They were separated, and repented not: they tempted me, they scoffed at me with scorn: they gnashed ukpon me with their teeth.
34:17. Lord, when wilt thou look upon me? rescue thou my soul from their malice: my only one from the lions.
34:18. I will give thanks to thee in a great church; I will praise thee in a strong people.
34:19. Let not them that are my enemies wrongfully rejoice over me: who have hated me without cause, and wink with the eyes.
34:20. For they spoke indeed peaceably to me; and speaking in the anger of the earth they devised guile.
34:21. And they opened their mouth wide against me; they said: Well done, well done, our eyes have seen it.
34:22. Thou hast seen, O Lord, be not thou silent: O Lord, depart not from me.
34:23. Arise, and be attentive to my judgment: to my cause, my God, and my Lord.
34:24. Judge me, O Lord my God according to thy justice, and let them not rejoice over me.
34:25. Let them not say in their hearts: It is well, it is well, to our mind: neither let them say: We have swallowed him up.
34:26. Let them blush: and be ashamed to gether, who rejoice at my evils. Let them be clothed with confusion and shame, who speak great things against me.
34:27. Let them rejoice and be glad, who are well pleased with my justice, and let them say always: The Lord be magnified, who delights in the peace of his servant.
34:28. And my tongue shall meditate thy justice, thy praise all the day long.
Psalms Chapter 35
The malice of sinners, and the goodness of God.
35:1. Unto the end, for the servant of God, David himself.
35:2. The unjust hath said within himself, that he would sin: there is no fear of God before his eyes.
35:3. For in his sight he hath done deceitfully, that his iniquity may be found unto hatred.
Unto hatred... That is, hateful to God.
35:4. The words of his mouth are iniquity and guile: he would not understand that he might do well.
35:5. He hath devised iniquity on his bed, he hath set himself on every way that is not good: but evil he hath not hated.
35:6. O Lord, thy mercy is in heaven, and thy truth reacheth even to the clouds.
35:7. Thy justice is as the mountains of God, thy judgments are a great deep. Men and beasts thou wilt preserve, O Lord:
35:8. O how hast thou multiplied thy mercy, O God! But the children of men shall put their trust under the covert of thy wings.
35:9. They shall be inebriated with the plenty of thy house; and thou shalt make them drink of the torrent of thy pleasure.
35:10. For with thee is the fountain of life; and in thy light we shall see light.
35:11. Extend thy mercy to them that know thee, and thy justice to them that are right in heart.
35:12. Let not the foot of pride come to me, and let not the hand of the sinner move me.
35:13. There the workers of iniquity are fallen, they are cast out, and could not stand.
Psalms Chapter 36
An exhortation to despise this world; and the short prosperity of the wicked; and to trust in Providence.
36:1. Be not emulous of evildoers; nor envy them that work iniquity.
36:2. For they shall shortly wither away as grass, and as the green herbs shall quickly fall.
36:3. Trust in the Lord, and do good, and dwell in the land, and thou shalt be fed with its riches.
36:4. Delight in the Lord, and he will give thee the requests of thy heart.
36:5. Commit thy way to the Lord, and trust in him, and he will do it.
36:6. And he will bring forth thy justice as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday.
36:7. Be subject to the Lord and pray to him. Envy not the man who prospereth in his way; the man who doth unjust things.
36:8. Cease from anger, and leave rage; have no emulation to do evil.
36:9. For evildoers shall be cut off: but they that wait upon the Lord, they shall inherit the land.
36:10. For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be: and thou shalt seek his place, and shalt not find it.
36:11. But the meek shall inherit the land, and shall delight in abundance of peace.
36:12. The sinner shall watch the just man: and shall gnash upon him with his teeth.
36:13. But the Lord shall laugh at him: for he foreseeth that his day shall come.
36:14. The wicked have drawn out the sword: they have bent their bow. To cast down the poor and needy, to kill the upright of heart.
36:15. Let their sword enter into their own hearts, andlet their bow be broken.
36:16. Better is a little to the just, than the great riches of the wicked.
36:17. For the arms of the wicked shall be broken in pieces; but the Lord strengtheneth the just.