1 To you I call, O Lord my rock;
be not deaf to my cry,
lest, if you do not hear me,
I become like those who go down to the Pit.
2 Hear the voice of my prayer when I cry out to you,
when I lift up my hands to your holy of holies.
3 Do not snatch me away with the wicked,
with the evildoers,
who speak peaceably with their neighbours,
while malice is in their hearts.
4 Repay them according to their deeds
and according to the wickedness of their devices.
5 Reward them according to the work of their hands
and pay them their just deserts.
6 They take no heed of the Lords doings,
nor of the works of his hands;
therefore shall he break them down
and not build them up.
7 Blessed be the Lord,
for he has heard the voice of my prayer.
8 The Lord is my strength and my shield;
my heart has trusted in him and I am helped;
9 Therefore my heart dances for joy
and in my song will I praise him.
10 The Lord is the strength of his people,
a safe refuge for his anointed.
11 Save your people and bless your inheritance;
shepherd them and carry them for ever.
1 In Judah God is known;
his name is great in Israel.
2 At Salem is his tabernacle,
and his dwelling place in Zion.
3 There broke he the flashing arrows of the bow,
the shield, the sword and the weapons of war.
4 In the light of splendour you appeared,
glorious from the eternal mountains.
5 The boastful were plundered; they have slept their sleep;
none of the warriors can lift their hand.
6 At your rebuke, O God of Jacob,
both horse and chariot fell stunned.
7 Terrible are you in majesty:
who can stand before your face when you are angry?
8 You caused your judgement to be heard from heaven;
the earth trembled and was still,
9 When God arose to judgement,
to save all the meek upon earth.
10 You crushed the wrath of the peoples
and bridled the wrathful remnant.
11 Make a vow to the Lord your God and keep it;
let all who are round about him bring gifts
to him that is worthy to be feared.
12 He breaks down the spirit of princes
and strikes terror in the kings of the earth.
14 Therefore Sheol has enlarged its appetite
and opened its mouth beyond measure;
the nobility of Jerusalem* and her multitude go down,
her throng and all who exult in her.
15 People are bowed down, everyone is brought low,
and the eyes of the haughty are humbled.
16 But the Lord of hosts is exalted by justice,
and the Holy God shows himself holy by righteousness.
17 Then the lambs shall graze as in their pasture,
fatlings and kids* shall feed among the ruins.
18 Ah, you who drag iniquity along with cords of falsehood,
who drag sin along as with cart-ropes,
19 who say, Let him make haste,
let him speed his work
that we may see it;
let the plan of the Holy One of Israel hasten to fulfilment,
that we may know it!
20 Ah, you who call evil good
and good evil,
who put darkness for light
and light for darkness,
who put bitter for sweet
and sweet for bitter!
21 Ah, you who are wise in your own eyes,
and shrewd in your own sight!
22 Ah, you who are heroes in drinking wine
and valiant at mixing drink,
23 who acquit the guilty for a bribe,
and deprive the innocent of their rights!
24 Therefore, as the tongue of fire devours the stubble,
and as dry grass sinks down in the flame,
so their root will become rotten,
and their blossom go up like dust;
for they have rejected the instruction of the Lord of hosts,
and have despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.
25 Therefore the anger of the Lord was kindled against his people,
and he stretched out his hand against them and struck them;
the mountains quaked,
and their corpses were like refuse
in the streets.
For all this his anger has not turned away,
and his hand is stretched out still.
34 When the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together, 35and one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him. 36Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest? 37He said to him, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. 38This is the greatest and first commandment. 39And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbour as yourself. 40On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
41 Now while the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them this question:
42What do you think of the Messiah?* Whose son is he? They said to him, The son of David.
43He said to them, How is it then that David by the Spirit* calls him Lord, saying,
44 The Lord said to my Lord,
Sit at my right hand,
until I put your enemies under your feet ?
45If David thus calls him Lord, how can he be his son? 46No one was able to give him an answer, nor from that day did anyone dare to ask him any more questions.
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