61:13. And mercy to thee, O Lord; for thou wilt render to every man according to his works.
Psalms Chapter 62
Deus Deus meus, ad te.
The prophet aspireth after God.
62:1. A psalm of David while he was in the desert of Edom.
62:2. O God, my God, to thee do I watch at break of day. For thee my soul hath thirsted; for thee my flesh, O how many ways!
62:3. In a desert land, and where there is no way, and no water: so in the sanctuary have I come before thee, to see thy power and thy glory.
62:4. For thy mercy is better than lives: thee my lips will praise.
62:5. Thus will I bless thee all my life long: and in thy name I will lift up my hands.
62:6. Let my soul be filled as with marrow and fatness: and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips.
62:7. If I have remembered thee upon my bed, I will meditate on thee in the morning:
62:8. Because thou hast been my helper. And I will rejoice under the covert of thy wings:
62:9. My soul hath stuck close to thee: thy right hand hath received me.
62:10. But they have fought my soul in vain, they shall go into the lower parts of the earth:
62:11. They shall be delivered into the hands of the sword, they shall be the portions of foxes.
62:12. But the king shall rejoice in God, all they shall be praised that swear by him: because the mouth is stopped of them that speak wicked things.
Psalms Chapter 63
Exaudi Deus orationem.
A prayer in affliction, with confidence in God that he will bring to nought the machinations of persecutors.
63:1. Unto the end, a psalm for David.
63:2. Hear O God, my prayer, when I make supplication to thee: deliver my soul from the fear of the enemy.
63:3. Thou hast protected me from the assembly of the malignant; from the multitude of the workers of iniquity.
63:4. For they have whetted their tongues like a sword; they have bent their bow a bitter thing,
63:5. To shoot in secret the undefiled.
63:6. They will shoot at him on a sudden, and will not fear: they are resolute in wickedness. They have talked of hiding snares; they have said: Who shall see them?
63:7. They have searched after iniquities: they have failed in their search. Man shall come to a deep heart:
A deep heart... That is, crafty, subtle, deep projects and designs; which nevertheless shall not succeed; for God shall be exalted in bringing them to nought by his wisdom and power.
63:8. And God shall be exalted. The arrows of children are their wounds:
The arrows of children are their wounds... That is, the wounds, stripes, or blows, they seek to inflict upon the just, are but like the weak efforts of children's arrows, which can do no execution: and their tongues, that is, their speeches against them come to nothing.
63:9. And their tongues against them are made weak. All that saw them were troubled;
63:10. And every man was afraid. And they declared the works of God, and understood his doings.
63:11. The just shall rejoice in the Lord, and shall hope in him: and all the upright in heart shall be praised.
Psalms Chapter 64
God is to be praised in his church, to which all nations shall be called.
64:1. To the end, a psalm of David. The canticle of Jeremias and Ezechiel to the people of the captivity, when they began to go out.
Of the captivity... That is, the people of the captivity of Babylon.
This is not in the Hebrew, but is found in the ancient translation of the Septuagint.
64:2. A hymn, O God, becometh thee in Sion: and a vow shall be paid to thee in Jerusalem.
64:3. O hear my prayer: all flesh shall come to thee.
64:4. The words of the wicked have prevailed over us: and thou wilt pardon our transgressions.
64:5. Blessed is he whom thou hast chosen and taken to thee: he shall dwell in thy courts. We shall be filled with the good things of thy house; holy is thy temple,
64:6. Wonderful in justice. Hear us, O God our saviour, who art the hope of all the ends of the earth, and in the sea afar off.
64:7. Thou who preparest the mountains by thy strength, being girded with power:
64:8. Who troublest the depth of the sea, the noise of its waves. The Gentiles shall be troubled,
64:9. And they that dwell in the uttermost borders shall be afraid at thy signs: thou shalt make the outgoings of the morning and of the evening to be joyful.
64:10. Thou hast visited the earth, and hast plentifully watered it; thou hast many ways enriched it. The river of God is filled with water, thou hast prepared their food: for so is its preparation.
64:11. Fill up plentifully the streams thereof, multiply its fruits; it shall spring up and rejoice in its showers.
64:12. Thou shalt bless the crown of the year of thy goodness: and thy fields shall be filled with plenty.
64:13. The beautiful places of the wilderness shall grow fat: and the hills shall be girded about with joy,