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19 Then you spoke in a vision to your faithful one, and said:
   ‘I have set the crown* on one who is mighty,
   I have exalted one chosen from the people.
20 I have found my servant David;
   with my holy oil I have anointed him;
21 my hand shall always remain with him;
   my arm also shall strengthen him.
22 The enemy shall not outwit him,
   the wicked shall not humble him.
23 I will crush his foes before him
   and strike down those who hate him.
24 My faithfulness and steadfast love shall be with him;
   and in my name his horn shall be exalted.
25 I will set his hand on the sea
   and his right hand on the rivers.
26 He shall cry to me, “You are my Father,
   my God, and the Rock of my salvation!”
27 I will make him the firstborn,
   the highest of the kings of the earth.
28 For-ever I will keep my steadfast love for him,
   and my covenant with him will stand firm.
29 I will establish his line for ever,
   and his throne as long as the heavens endure.
30 If his children forsake my law
   and do not walk according to my ordinances,
31 if they violate my statutes
   and do not keep my commandments,
32 then I will punish their transgression with the rod
   and their iniquity with scourges;
33 but I will not remove from him my steadfast love,
   or be false to my faithfulness.
34 I will not violate my covenant,
   or alter the word that went forth from my lips.
35 Once and for all I have sworn by my holiness;
   I will not lie to David.
36 His line shall continue for ever,
   and his throne endure before me like the sun.
37 It shall be established for ever like the moon,
   an enduring witness in the skies.’
          Selah


38 But now you have spurned and rejected him;
   you are full of wrath against your anointed.
39 You have renounced the covenant with your servant;
   you have defiled his crown in the dust.
40 You have broken through all his walls;
   you have laid his strongholds in ruins.
41 All who pass by plunder him;
   he has become the scorn of his neighbours.
42 You have exalted the right hand of his foes;
   you have made all his enemies rejoice.
43 Moreover, you have turned back the edge of his sword,
   and you have not supported him in battle.
44 You have removed the sceptre from his hand,*
   and hurled his throne to the ground.
45 You have cut short the days of his youth;
   you have covered him with shame.
          Selah


46 How long, O Lord? Will you hide yourself for ever?
   How long will your wrath burn like fire?
47 Remember how short my time is—*
   for what vanity you have created all mortals!
48 Who can live and never see death?
   Who can escape the power of Sheol?
          Selah


49 Lord, where is your steadfast love of old,
   which by your faithfulness you swore to David?
50 Remember, O Lord, how your servant is taunted;
   how I bear in my bosom the insults of the peoples,*
51 with which your enemies taunt, O Lord,
   with which they taunted the footsteps of your anointed.


52 Blessed be the Lord for ever.Amen and Amen.

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