1 [[A Psalm] of instruction for Aetham the Israelite.] I will sing of thy mercies, O Lord, for ever: I will declare thy truth with my mouth to all generations. 2 For thou hast said, Mercy shall be built up for ever: thy truth shall be established in the heavens. 3 I made a covenant with my chosen ones, I sware unto David my servant. 4 I will establish thy seed for ever, and build up thy throne to all generations. Pause. 5 The heavens shall declare thy wonders, O Lord; and thy truth in the assembly of the saints. 6 For who in the heavens shall be compared to the Lord? and who shall be likened to the Lord among the sons of God? 7 God is glorified in the council of the saints; great and terrible toward all that are round about him. 8 O Lord God of hosts, who is like to thee? thou art mighty, O Lord, and thy truth is round about thee. 9 Thou rulest the power of the sea; and thou calmest the tumult of its waves. 10 Thou has brought down the proud as one that is slain; and with the arm of thy power thou has scattered thine enemies. 11 The heavens are thine, and the earth is thine: thou hast founded the world, and the fullness of it. 12 Thou hast created the north and the west: Thabor and Hermon shall rejoice in thy name. 13 Thine is the mighty arm: let thy hand be strengthened, let thy right hand be exalted. 14 Justice and judgment are the establishment of thy throne: mercy and truth shall go before thy face. 15 Blessed is the people that knows the joyful sound: they shall walk, O Lord, in the light of thy countenance. 16 And in thy name shall they rejoice all the day: and in thy righteousness shall they b exalted. 17 For thou art the boast of their strength; and in thy good pleasure shall our horn be exalted, 18 for [our] help is of the Lord; and of the Holy One of Israel, our king. 19 Then thou spokest in vision to thy children, and saidst, I have laid help on a mighty one; I have exalted one chosen out of my people. 20 I have found David my servant; I have anointed him by [my] holy mercy. 21 For my hand shall support him; and mine arm shall strengthen him. 22 The enemy shall have no advantage against him; and the son of transgression shall not hurt him again. 23 And I will hew down his foes before him, and put to flight those that hate him. 24 But my truth and my mercy shall be with him; and in my name shall his horn be exalted. 25 And I will set his hand in the sea, and his right hand in the rivers. 26 He shall call upon me, [saying], Thou art my Father, my God, and the helper of my salvation. 27 And I will make him [my] first-born, higher than the kings of the earth. 28 I will keep my mercy for him for ever, and my covenant [shall be] firm with him. 29 And I will establish his seed for ever and ever, and his throne as the days of heaven. 30 If his children should forsake my law, and walk not in my judgments; 31 if they should profane my ordinances, and not keep my commandments; 32 I will visit their transgressions with a rod, and their sins with scourges. 33 But my mercy I will not utterly remove from him, nor wrong my truth. 34 Neither will I by any means profane my covenant; and I will not make void the things that proceed out of my lips. 35 Once have I sworn by my holiness, that I will not lie to David. 36 His see shall endure for ever, and his throne as the sun before me; 37 and as the moon [that is] established for ever, and as the faithful witness in heaven. Pause. 38 But thou hast cast off and set at nought, thou has rejected thine anointed. 39 Thou hast overthrown the covenant of thy servant; thou has profaned his sanctuary, [casting it] to the ground. 40 Thou hast broken down all his hedges; thou hast made his strong holds a terror. 41 All that go by the way have spoiled him: he is become a reproach to his neighbours. 42 Thou hast exalted the right hand of his enemies; thou hast made all his enemies to rejoice. 43 Thou hast turned back the help of his sword, and hast not helped him in the battle. 44 Thou hast deprived him of glory: thou hast broken down his throne to the ground. 45 Thou hast shortened the days of his throne: thou hast poured shame upon him. Pause. 46 How long, O Lord, wilt thou turn away, for ever? shall thine anger flame out as fire? 47 Remember what my being is: for hast thou created all the sons of men in vain? 48 What man is there who shall live, and not see death? shall [any one] deliver his soul from the hand of Hades? Pause. 49 Where are thine ancient mercies, O Lord, which thou swarest to David in thy truth? 50 Remember, O Lord, the reproach of thy servants, which I have borne in my bosom, [even the reproach] of many nations; 51 wherewith thine enemies have reviled, O Lord: wherewith they have reviled the recompense of thine anointed. 52 Blessed be the Lord for ever. So be it, so be it.
Συνέσεως Αἰθὰμ τῷ ᾿Ισραηλίτῃ. -
2 ΤΑ ΕΛΕΗ σου, Κύριε, εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα ᾄσομαι, εἰς γενεὰν καὶ γενεὰν ἀπαγγελῶ τὴν ἀλήθειάν σου ἐν τῷ στόματί μου, 3 ὅτι εἶπας· εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα ἔλεος οἰκοδομηθήσεται· ἐν τοῖς οὐρανοῖς ἑτοιμασθήσεται ἡ ἀλήθειά σου· 4 διεθέμην διαθήκην τοῖς ἐκλεκτοῖς μου, ὤμοσα Δαυΐδ τῷ δούλῳ μου· 5 ἕως τοῦ αἰῶνος ἑτοιμάσω τὸ σπέρμα σου καὶ οἰκοδομήσω εἰς γενεὰν καὶ γενεὰν τὸν θρόνον σου. (διάψαλμα). 6 ἐξομολογήσονται οἱ οὐρανοὶ τὰ θαυμάσιά σου, Κύριε, καὶ τὴν ἀλήθειάν σου ἐν ἐκκλησίᾳ ἁγίων. 7 ὅτι τίς ἐν νεφέλαις ἰσωθήσεται τῷ Κυρίῳ; καὶ τίς ὁμοιωθήσεται τῷ Κυρίῳ ἐν υἱοῖς Θεοῦ; 8 ὁ Θεὸς ἐνδοξαζόμενος ἐν βουλῇ ἁγίων, μέγας καὶ φοβερὸς ἐπὶ πάντας τοὺς περικύκλῳ αὐτοῦ. 9 Κύριε ὁ Θεὸς τῶν δυνάμεων, τίς ὅμοιός σοι; δυνατὸς εἶ, Κύριε, καὶ ἡ ἀλήθειά σου κύκλῳ σου. 10 σὺ δεσπόζεις τοῦ κράτους τῆς θαλάσσης, τὸν δὲ σάλον τῶν κυμάτων αὐτῆς σὺ καταπραΰνεις. 11 σὺ ἐταπείνωσας ὡς τραυματίαν ὑπερήφανον, ἐν τῷ βραχίονι τῆς δυνάμεώς σου διεσκόρπισας τοὺς ἐχθρούς σου. 12 σοί εἰσιν οἱ οὐρανοί, καὶ σή ἐστιν ἡ γῆ· τὴν οἰκουμένην καὶ τὸ πλήρωμα αὐτῆς σὺ ἐθεμελίωσας. 13 τὸν βορρᾶν καὶ τὴν θάλασσαν σὺ ἔκτισας, Θαβὼρ καὶ ῾Ερμὼν ἐν τῷ ὀνόματί σου ἀγαλλιάσονται. 14 σὸς ὁ βραχίων μετὰ δυναστείας· κραταιωθήτω ἡ χείρ σου, ὑψωθήτω ἡ δεξιά σου. 15 δικαιοσύνη καὶ κρίμα ἑτοιμασία τοῦ θρόνου σου, ἔλεος καὶ ἀλήθεια προπορεύσονται πρὸ προσώπου σου. 16 μακάριος ὁ λαὸς ὁ γινώσκων ἀλαλαγμόν· Κύριε, ἐν τῷ φωτὶ τοῦ προσώπου σου πορεύσονται 17 καὶ ἐν τῷ ὀνόματί σου ἀγαλλιάσονται ὅλην τὴν ἡμέραν καὶ ἐν τῇ δικαιοσύνῃ σου ὑψωθήσονται. 18 ὅτι καύχημα τῆς δυνάμεως αὐτῶν σὺ εἶ, καὶ ἐν τῇ εὐδοκίᾳ σου ὑψωθήσεται τὸ κέρας ἡμῶν. 19 ὅτι τοῦ Κυρίου ἡ ἀντίληψις καὶ τοῦ ἁγίου ᾿Ισραὴλ βασιλέως ἡμῶν. 20 τότε ἐλάλησας ἐν ὁράσει τοῖς υἱοῖς σου καὶ εἶπας· ἐθέμην βοήθειαν ἐπὶ δυνατόν, ὕψωσα ἐκλεκτὸν ἐκ τοῦ λαοῦ μου· 21 εὗρον Δαυΐδ τὸν δοῦλόν μου, ἐν ἐλέει ἁγίῳ μου ἔχρισα αὐτόν. 22 ἡ γὰρ χείρ μου συναντιλήψεται αὐτῷ καὶ ὁ βραχίων μου κατισχύσει αὐτόν· 23 οὐκ ὠφελήσει ἐχθρὸς ἐν αὐτῷ, καὶ υἱὸς ἀνομίας οὐ προσθήσει τοῦ κακῶσαι αὐτόν. 24 καὶ συγκόψω ἀπὸ προσώπου αὐτοῦ τοὺς ἐχθροὺς αὐτοῦ καὶ τοὺς μισοῦντας αὐτὸν τροπώσομαι. 25 καὶ ἡ ἀλήθειά μου καὶ τὸ ἔλεός μου μετ᾿ αὐτοῦ, καὶ ἐν τῷ ὀνόματί μου ὑψωθήσεται τὸ κέρας αὐτοῦ. 26 καὶ θήσομαι ἐν θαλάσσῃ χεῖρα αὐτοῦ καὶ ἐν ποταμοῖς δεξιὰν αὐτοῦ. 27 αὐτὸς ἐπικαλέσεταί με· πατήρ μου εἶ σύ, Θεός μου καὶ ἀντιλήπτωρ τῆς σωτηρίας μου· 28 κἀγὼ πρωτότοκον θήσομαι αὐτόν, ὑψηλὸν παρὰ τοῖς βασιλεῦσι τῆς γῆς. 29 εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα φυλάξω αὐτῷ τὸ ἔλεός μου, καὶ ἡ διαθήκη μου πιστὴ αὐτῷ· 30 καὶ θήσομαι εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα τοῦ αἰῶνος τὸ σπέρμα αὐτοῦ καὶ τὸν θρόνον αὐτοῦ ὡς τὰς ἡμέρας τοῦ οὐρανοῦ. 31 ἐὰν ἐγκαταλίπωσιν οἱ υἱοὶ αὐτοῦ τὸν νόμον μου καὶ τοῖς κρίμασί μου μὴ πορευθῶσιν, 32 ἐὰν τὰ δικαιώματά μου βεβηλώσωσι καὶ τὰς ἐντολάς μου μὴ φυλάξωσιν, 33 ἐπισκέψομαι ἐν ῥάβδῳ τὰς ἀνομίας αὐτῶν καὶ ἐν μάστιξι τὰς ἀδικίας αὐτῶν· 34 τὸ δὲ ἔλεός μου οὐ μὴ διασκεδάσω ἀπ᾿ αὐτῶν, οὐδ᾿ οὐ μὴ ἀδικήσω ἐν τῇ ἀληθείᾳ μου, 35 οὐδ᾿ οὐ μὴ βεβηλώσω τὴν διαθήκην μου καὶ τὰ ἐκπορευόμενα διὰ τῶν χειλέων μου οὐ μὴ ἀθετήσω. 36 ἅπαξ ὤμοσα ἐν τῷ ἁγίῳ μου, εἰ τῷ Δαυΐδ ψεύσομαι· 37 τὸ σπέρμα αὐτοῦ εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα μενεῖ καὶ ὁ θρόνος αὐτοῦ ὡς ὁ ἥλιος ἐναντίον μου 38 καὶ ὡς ἡ σελήνη κατηρτισμένη εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα· καὶ ὁ μάρτυς ἐν οὐρανῷ πιστός. (διάψαλμα). 39 σὺ δὲ ἀπώσω καὶ ἐξουδένωσας, ἀνεβάλου τὸν χριστόν σου· 40 κατέστρεψας τὴν διαθήκην τοῦ δούλου σου, ἐβεβήλωσας εἰς τὴν γῆν τὸ ἁγίασμα αὐτοῦ. 41 καθεῖλες πάντας τοὺς φραγμοὺς αὐτοῦ, ἔθου τὰ ὀχυρώματα αὐτοῦ δειλίαν· 42 διήρπασαν αὐτὸν πάντες οἱ διοδεύοντες ὁδόν, ἐγενήθη ὄνειδος τοῖς γείτοσιν αὐτοῦ. 43 ὕψωσας τὴν δεξιὰν τῶν θλιβόντων αὐτόν, εὔφρανας πάντας τοὺς ἐχθροὺς αὐτοῦ. 44 ἀπέστρεψας τὴν βοήθειαν τῆς ῥομφαίας αὐτοῦ καὶ οὐκ ἀντελάβου αὐτοῦ ἐν τῷ πολέμῳ. 45 κατέλυσας ἀπὸ καθαρισμοῦ αὐτοῦ, τὸν θρόνον αὐτοῦ εἰς τὴν γῆν κατέρραξας. 46 ἐσμίκρυνας τὰς ἡμέρας τοῦ χρόνου αὐτοῦ, κατέχεας αὐτοῦ αἰσχύνην. (διάψαλμα). 47 ἕως πότε, Κύριε, ἀποστρέφῃ εἰς τέλος, ἐκκαυθήσεται ὡς πῦρ ἡ ὀργή σου; 48 μνήσθητι τίς μου ἡ ὑπόστασις· μὴ γὰρ ματαίως ἔκτισας πάντας τοὺς υἱοὺς τῶν ἀνθρώπων; 49 τίς ἐστιν ἄνθρωπος, ὃς ζήσεται, καὶ οὐκ ὄψεται θάνατον; ῥύσεται τὴν ψυχὴν αὐτοῦ ἐκ χειρὸς ᾅδου; (διάψαλμα). 50 ποῦ ἐστι τὰ ἐλέη σου τὰ ἀρχαῖα, Κύριε, ἃ ὤμοσας τῷ Δαυΐδ ἐν τῇ ἀληθείᾳ σου; 51 μνήσθητι, Κύριε, τοῦ ὀνειδισμοῦ τῶν δούλων σου, οὗ ὑπέσχον ἐν τῷ κόλπῳ πολλῶν ἐθνῶν, 52 οὗ ὠνείδισαν οἱ ἐχθροί σου, Κύριε, οὗ ὠνείδισαν τὸ ἀντάλλαγμα τοῦ χριστοῦ σου. 53 εὐλογητὸς Κύριος εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα. γένοιτο γένοιτο.