1 O Lord my God, in you I take refuge;
save me from all who pursue me, and deliver me,
2 Lest they rend me like a lion and tear me in pieces
while there is no one to help me.
3 O Lord my God, if I have done these things:
if there is any wickedness in my hands,
4 If I have repaid my friend with evil,
or plundered my enemy without a cause,
5 Then let my enemy pursue me and overtake me,
trample my life to the ground,
and lay my honour in the dust.
6 Rise up, O Lord, in your wrath;
lift yourself up against the fury of my enemies.
Awaken, my God, the judgement that you have commanded.
7 Let the assembly of the peoples gather round you;
be seated high above them: O Lord, judge the nations.
8 Give judgement for me
according to my righteousness, O Lord,
and according to the innocence that is in me.
9 Let the malice of the wicked come to an end,
but establish the righteous;
for you test the mind and heart, O righteous God.
10 God is my shield that is over me;
he saves the true of heart.
11 God is a righteous judge;
he is provoked all day long.
12 If they will not repent, God will whet his sword;
he has bent his bow and made it ready.
13 He has prepared the weapons of death;
he makes his arrows shafts of fire.
14 Behold those who are in labour with wickedness,
who conceive evil and give birth to lies.
15 They dig a pit and make it deep
and fall into the hole that they have made for others.
16 Their mischief rebounds on their own head;
their violence falls on their own scalp.
17 I will give thanks to the Lord for his righteousness,
and I will make music to the name of the Lord Most High.
1 O Lord our governor,
how glorious is your name in all the world!
2 Your majesty above the heavens is praised
out of the mouths of babes at the breast.
3 You have founded a stronghold against your foes,
that you might still the enemy and the avenger.
4 When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars that you have ordained,
5 What is man, that you should be mindful of him;
the son of man, that you should seek him out?
6 You have made him little lower than the angels
and crown him with glory and honour.
7 You have given him dominion over the works of your hands
and put all things under his feet,
8 All sheep and oxen,
even the wild beasts of the field,
9 The birds of the air, the fish of the sea
and whatsoever moves in the paths of the sea.
10 O Lord our governor,
how glorious is your name in all the world!
18 To whom then will you liken God,
or what likeness compare with him?
19 An idol? A workman casts it,
and a goldsmith overlays it with gold,
and casts for it silver chains.
20 As a gift one chooses mulberry wood*
wood that will not rot
then seeks out a skilled artisan
to set up an image that will not topple.
21 Have you not known? Have you not heard?
Has it not been told you from the beginning?
Have you not understood from the foundations of the earth?
22 It is he who sits above the circle of the earth,
and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers;
who stretches out the heavens like a curtain,
and spreads them like a tent to live in;
23 who brings princes to naught,
and makes the rulers of the earth as nothing.
24 Scarcely are they planted, scarcely sown,
scarcely has their stem taken root in the earth,
when he blows upon them, and they wither,
and the tempest carries them off like stubble.
25 To whom then will you compare me,
or who is my equal? says the Holy One.
26 Lift up your eyes on high and see:
Who created these?
He who brings out their host and numbers them,
calling them all by name;
because he is great in strength,
mighty in power,
not one is missing.
27 Why do you say, O Jacob,
and speak, O Israel,
My way is hidden from the Lord,
and my right is disregarded by my God?
28 Have you not known? Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He does not faint or grow weary;
his understanding is unsearchable.
29 He gives power to the faint,
and strengthens the powerless.
30 Even youths will faint and be weary,
and the young will fall exhausted;
31 but those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength,
they shall mount up with wings like eagles,
they shall run and not be weary,
they shall walk and not faint.
14 Now after John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news* of God,*
15and saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near;* repent, and believe in the good news.*
16 As Jesus passed along the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the lakefor they were fishermen. 17And Jesus said to them, Follow me and I will make you fish for people. 18And immediately they left their nets and followed him. 19As he went a little farther, he saw James son of Zebedee and his brother John, who were in their boat mending the nets. 20Immediately he called them; and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men, and followed him.
21 They went to Capernaum; and when the sabbath came, he entered the synagogue and taught. 22They were astounded at his teaching, for he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes. 23Just then there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit, 24and he cried out, What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are, the Holy One of God. 25But Jesus rebuked him, saying, Be silent, and come out of him! 26And the unclean spirit, throwing him into convulsions and crying with a loud voice, came out of him. 27They were all amazed, and they kept on asking one another, What is this? A new teachingwith authority! He* commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey him. 28At once his fame began to spread throughout the surrounding region of Galilee.
The New Revised Standard Version (Anglicized Edition), copyright 1989, 1995 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
The Common Worship psalter is © The Archbishops Council of the Church of England, 2000.
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