88:52. Wherewith thy enemies have reproached, O Lord; wherewith they have reproached the change of thy anointed.
88:53. Blessed be the Lord for evermore. So be it. So be it.
Psalms Chapter 89
A prayer for the mercy of God: recounting the shortness and miseries of the days of man.
89:1. A prayer of Moses the man of God. Lord, thou hast been our refuge from generation to generation.
89:2. Before the mountains were made, or the earth and the world was formed; from eternity and to eternity thou art God.
89:3. Turn not man away to be brought low: and thou hast said: Be converted, O ye sons of men.
Turn not man away, etc... Suffer him not quite to perish from thee, since thou art pleased to call upon him to be converted to thee.
89:4. For a thousand years in thy sight are as yesterday, which is past.
And as a watch in the night,
89:5. Things that are counted nothing, shall their years be.
89:6. In the morning man shall grow up like grass; in the morning he shall flourish and pass away: in the evening he shall fall, grow dry, and wither.
89:7. For in thy wrath we have fainted away: and are troubled in thy indignation.
89:8. Thou hast set our iniquities before thy eyes: our life in the light of thy countenance.
89:9. For all our days are spent; and in thy wrath we have fainted away.
Our years shall be considered as a spider:
As a spider... As frail and weak as a spider's web; and miserable withal, whilst like a spider we spend our bowels in weaving webs to catch flies.
89:10. The days of our years in them are threescore and ten years. But if in the strong they be fourscore years: and what is more of them is labour and sorrow. For mildness is come upon us: and we shall be corrected.
Mildness is come upon us, etc... God's mildness corrects us; inasmuch as he deals kindly with us, in shortening the days of this miserable life; and so weaning our affections from all its transitory enjoyments, and teaching us true wisdom.
89:11. Who knoweth the power of thy anger, and for thy fear
89:12. Can number thy wrath? So make thy right hand known: and men learned in heart, in wisdom.
89:13. Return, O Lord, how long? and be entreated in favour of thy servants.
89:14. We are filled in the morning with thy mercy: and we have rejoiced, and are delighted all our days.
89:15. We have rejoiced for the days in which thou hast humbled us: for the years in which we have seen evils.
89:16. Look upon thy servants and upon their works: and direct their children.
89:17. And let the brightness of the Lord our God be upon us: and direct thou the works of our hands over us; yea, the work of our hands do thou direct.
Psalms Chapter 90
The just is secure under the protection of God.
90:1. The praise of a canticle for David. He that dwelleth in the aid of the most High, shall abide under the protection of the God of Jacob.
90:2. He shall say to the Lord: Thou art my protector, and my refuge: my God, in him will I trust.
90:3. For he hath delivered me from the snare of the hunters: and from the sharp word.
90:4. He will overshadow thee with his shoulders: and under his wings thou shalt trust.
90:5. His truth shall compass thee with a shield: thou shalt not be afraid of the terror of the night.
90:6. Of the arrow that flieth in the day, of the business that walketh about in the dark: of invasion, or of the noonday devil.
90:7. A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand: but it shall not come nigh thee.
90:8. But thou shalt consider with thy eyes: and shalt see the reward of the wicked.
90:9. Because thou, O Lord, art my hope: thou hast made the most High thy refuge.
90:10. There shall no evil come to thee: nor shall the scourge come near thy dwelling.
90:11. For he hath given his angels charge over thee; to keep thee in all thy ways.
90:12. In their hands they shall bear thee up: lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.
90:13. Thou shalt walk upon the asp and the basilisk: and thou shalt trample under foot the lion and the dragon.
90:14. Because he hoped in me I will deliver him: I will protect him because he hath known my name.
90:15. He shall cry to me, and I will hear him: I am with him in tribulation, I will deliver him, and I will glorify him.
90:16. I will fill him with length of days; and I will shew him my salvation.
Psalms Chapter 91
Bonum est confiteri.
God is to be praised for his wondrous works.
91:1. A psalm of a canticle on the sabbath day.
91:2. It is good to give praise to the Lord: and to sing to thy name, O most High.