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2 Nevertheless, my feet were | al. most | gone : my treadings · had well · nigh | slipt.

3 And why? I was grieved. at the wicked: I do also see the ungodly.in | such pros | perity.

4 For they are in no peril. of 1 death: but I are | lusty and strong.

5 They come in no mis fortune · like other folk : peither are they | plagued · like o ther | men.

6 And this is the cause that they are so | holden · with pride : and 10 · ver | whelmed · with cruelty.

7 Their eyes ) swell with fatness: and they do le · ven| what they | lust.

8 They corrupt other, and speak of | wick ed | blasphemy : their | talking · is algainst the · most | High.

9 For they stretch forth their mouth | un · to the heaven: and their tongue go. eth | through the world.

10 Therefore fall the people I un to l them : and thereout | suck they no small · ad | vantage.

11 Tush, say they, how should | God. per 1 ceive it: is there I knowledge in the most | High?

12 Lo, these are the ungodly, these prosper in the world, and these bave riches . in possession : and I said, Then have I cleansed my heart in vain, and washed · mine | hands. in innocency.

13 All the day long have | I : been | punished: and | chasten ed every morning.

14 Yea, and I had almost said I even as they: but lo, then I should have condemned the genel ra. tion of thy children.

15 Then thought I to I under · stand | this : but it I was too hard. for me,

16 Until I went into the 1 sanctuary of God: then under | stood I• the end of these | men;

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3 Think upon the tribe of thine · in heritance : and mount Sion, where in thou hast dwelt.

4 Lift up thy feet, that thou mayest utterly destroy I ever.y | enemy: which hath done lei vill in thy | sanctuary.

5 Thine adversaries foar in the midst of thy I con .gregations : and set up their | banners : for tokens.

6 He that hewed timber afore out of the thick | trees : was known to bring it to an | excel · lent work.

7 But now they break down all the carred work · thereof: with l) axes . and hammers.

8 They have set fire upon thy | ho · ly | places : and have defiled the dwelling-place of thy Name, | even · un to · the ground.

9 Yea, they said in their hearts, Let us make havock of them | al · together : thus have they burnt up all the houses of God in the land.

10 We see not our tokens, there is not one pro. phet | more : no, not one is there among us, that under | stan · deth a ny | more.

11 O God, how long shall the adversary do this dis | honour : how long shall the enemy blas pheme• thy | Name, for ever ?

12 Why withdrawest thou thy | hand : why pluckest thou not thy right hand out of thy | bosom : to consume · the | enemy?

13 For God is my | King of | old : the help that is done upon earth · he doeth it · him | self.

14 Thou didst divide the sea | through thy I power : thou breakest the heads of the dragons 7 in the waters. '15 Thou smotest the heads of Le I viathan · in / pieces : and gavest him to be meat for the peo : ple, in the wilderness.

16 Thou broughtest out fountains and waters

out of the hard | rocks : thou | driedst · up migh. ty) waters.

i7 The day is thine, and the night.is | thine : thou hast prepared the light and the 'sun.

18 Thou hast set all the borders of the earth : thou hast | made summer · and winter.

19 Remember this, O Lord, how the enemy | hath rebuked: and how the foolish people I hath blas | phemed thy | Name.

20 o deliver not the soul of thy turtle dove unto the multitude of the enemies : and forget not the congregation of the I poor · for ever.

21 Look up on the covenant : for all the earth is full of darkness, and I cruel | hab. i| tations.

22 0 let not the simple go a | way.al shamed: but let the poor and needy give praise · un to · thy | Name.

23 Arise, O God, maintain thine · own cause : remember how the foolish | man · blas | phemeth. thee | daily.

24 Forget not the voice of thine | enemies : the presumption of them that hate thee increaseth | evier | more · and ) more.

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