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19  You spoke once in a vision and said to your faithful people: 
   ‘I have set a youth above the mighty;
      I have raised a young man over the people.
20  ‘I have found David my servant; 
   with my holy oil have I anointed him.
21  ‘My hand shall hold him fast 
   and my arm shall strengthen him.
22  ‘No enemy shall deceive him, 
   nor any wicked person afflict him.
23  ‘I will strike down his foes before his face 
   and beat down those that hate him.
24  ‘My truth also and my steadfast love shall be with him, 
   and in my name shall his head be exalted.
25  ‘I will set his dominion upon the sea 
   and his right hand upon the rivers.
26  ‘He shall call to me, “You are my Father, 
   my God, and the rock of my salvation;”
27  ‘And I will make him my firstborn, 
   the most high above the kings of the earth.
28  ‘The love I have pledged to him will I keep for ever, 
   and my covenant will stand fast with him.
29  ‘His seed also will I make to endure for ever 
   and his throne as the days of heaven.
30  ‘But if his children forsake my law 
   and cease to walk in my judgements,
31  ‘If they break my statutes 
   and do not keep my commandments,
32  ‘I will punish their offences with a rod 
   and their sin with scourges.
33  ‘But I will not take from him my steadfast love 
   nor suffer my truth to fail.
34  ‘My covenant will I not break 
   nor alter what has gone out of my lips.
35  ‘Once for all have I sworn by my holiness 
   that I will not prove false to David.
36  ‘His seed shall endure for ever 
   and his throne as the sun before me;
37  ‘It shall stand fast for ever as the moon, 
   the enduring witness in the heavens.’
38  But you have cast off and rejected your anointed; 
   you have shown fierce anger against him.
39  You have broken the covenant with your servant, 
   and have cast his crown to the dust.
40  You have broken down all his walls 
   and laid his strongholds in ruins.
41  All who pass by despoil him, 
   and he has become the scorn of his neighbours.
42  You have exalted the right hand of his foes 
   and made all his enemies rejoice.
43  You have turned back the edge of his sword 
   and have not upheld him in battle.
44  You have made an end of his radiance 
   and cast his throne to the ground.
45  You have cut short the days of his youth 
   and have covered him with shame.
46  How long will you hide yourself so utterly, O Lord? 
   How long shall your anger burn like fire?
47  Remember how short my time is, 
   how frail you have made all mortal flesh.
48  Which of the living shall not see death, 
   and shall deliver their soul from the power of darkness?
49  Where, O Lord, is your steadfast love of old, 
   which you swore to David in your faithfulness?
50  Remember, O Lord, how your servant is scorned, 
   how I bear in my bosom the taunts of many peoples,
51  While your enemies mock, O Lord, 
   while they mock the footsteps of your anointed.
52  Blessed be the Lord for evermore. 
   Amen and Amen.

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