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1 For the end, [a Psalm] of David, the servant of the Lord; [the words] which he spoke to the Lord, [even] the words of this Song, in the day in which the Lord delivered him out the hand of all his enemies, and out the hand of Saul: 2 and he said: I will love thee, O Lord, my strength. 3 The Lord is my firm support, and my refuge, and my deliverer; my God is my helper, I will hope in him; [he is] my defender, and the horn of my salvation, and my helper. 4 I will call upon the Lord with praises, and I shall be saved from mine enemies. 5 The pangs of death compassed me, and the torrents of ungodliness troubled me exceedingly. 6 The pangs of hell came round about me: the snares of death prevented me. 7 And when I was afflicted I called upon the Lord, and cried to my God: he heard my voice out of this holy temple, and my cry shall enter before him, [even] into his ears. 8 Then the earth shook and quaked, and the foundations of the mountains were disturbed, and were shaken, because God was angry with them. 9 There went up a smoke in his wrath, and fire burst into a flame at his presence: coals were kindled at it. 10 And he bowed the heaven, and came down: and thick darkness was under his feet. 11 And he mounted on cherubs and flew: he flew on the wings of winds. 12 And he made darkness his secret place: round about him was his tabernacle, [even] dark water in the clouds of the air. 13 At the brightness before him the clouds passed, hail and coals of fire. 14 The Lord also thundered from heaven, and the Highest uttered his voice. 15 And he sent forth [his] weapons, and scattered them; and multiplied lightnings, and routed them. 16 And the springs of waters appeared, and the foundations of the world were exposed, at thy rebuke, O Lord, at the blasting of the breath of thy wrath. 17 He sent from on high and took me, he drew me to himself out of many waters. 18 He will deliver me from my mighty enemies, and from them that hate me; for they are stronger than I. 19 They prevented me in the day of mine affliction: but the Lord was my stay against [them]. 20 And he brought me out into a wide place: he will deliver me, because he has pleasure in me. 21 And the Lord will recompense me according to my righteousness; even according to the purity of my hands will he recompense me. 22 For I have kept the way of the Lord and have not wickedly departed from my God. 23 For all his judgments were before me, and his ordinances departed not from me. 24 And I shall be blameless with him, and shall keep myself from mine iniquity. 25 And the Lord shall recompense me according to my righteousness, and according to the purity of my hands before his eyes. 26 With the holy thou wilt be holy; and with the innocent man thou wilt be innocent. 27 And with the excellent [man] thou wilt be excellent; and with the perverse thou wilt shew forwardness. 28 For thou wilt save the lowly people, and wilt humble the eyes of the proud. 29 For thou, O Lord, wilt light my lamp: my God, thou wilt lighten my darkness. 30 For by thee shall I be delivered from a troop; and by my God I will pass over a wall. 31 [As for] my God, his way is perfect: the oracles of the Lord are tried in the fire; he is a protector of all them that hope in him. 32 For who is God but the Lord? and who is a God except our God? 33 [It is] God that girds me with strength, and has made my way blameless: 34 who strengthens my feet as hart’s feet, and sets me upon high places. 35 He instructs my hands for war: and thou hast made my arms [as] a brazen bow. 36 And thou hast made me secure in my salvation: and thy right hand has helped me, and thy correction has upheld me to the end; yea, thy correction itself shall instruct me. 37 Thou hast made room for my goings under me, and my footsteps did not fail. 38 I will pursue mine enemies, and overtake them; and I will not turn back until they are consumed. 39 I will dash them to pieces and they shall not be able to stand: they shall fall under my feet. 40 For thou hast girded me with strength for war: thou hast beaten down under me all that rose up against me. 41 And thou hast made mine enemies turn their backs before me; and thou hast destroyed them that hated me. 42 They cried, but there was no deliverer: [even] to the Lord, but he hearkened not to them. 43 I will grind them as the mud of the streets: and I will beat them small as dust before the wind. 44 Deliver me from the gainsayings of the people: thou shalt make me head of the Gentiles: a people whom I knew not served me, 45 at the hearing of the ear they obeyed me: the strange children lied to me. 46 The strange children waxed old, and fell away from their paths through lameness. 47 The Lord lives; and blessed [be] my God; and let the God of my salvation be exalted. 48 [It is] God that avenges me, and has subdued the nations under me; 49 my deliverer from angry enemies: thou shalt set me on high above them that rise up against me: thou shalt deliver me from the unrighteous man. 50 Therefore will I confess to thee, O Lord, among the Gentiles, and sing to thy name. 51 [God] magnifies the deliverances of his king; and deals mercifully with David his anointed, and his seed, for ever. Εἰς τὸ τέλος· τῷ παιδὶ Κυρίου τῷ Δαυΐδ, ἃ ἐλάλησεν τῷ Κυρίῳ τοὺς λόγους τῆς ᾠδῆς ταύτης ἐν ἡμέρᾳ, ᾗ ἐῤῥύσατο αὐτὸν ὁ Κύριος ἐκ χειρὸς πάντων τῶν ἐχθρῶν αὐτοῦ καὶ ἐκ χειρὸς Σαούλ, 2 καὶ εἶπεν· - ΑΓΑΠΗΣΩ σε, Κύριε, ἡ ἰσχύς μου. 3 Κύριος στερέωμά μου καὶ καταφυγή μου καὶ ῥύστης μου. ῾Ο Θεός μου βοηθός μου, ἐλπιῶ ἐπ᾿ αὐτόν, ὑπερασπιστής μου καὶ κέρας σωτηρίας μου καὶ ἀντιλήπτωρ μου. 4 αἰνῶν ἐπικαλέσομαι τὸν Κύριον καὶ ἐκ τῶν ἐχθρῶν μου σωθήσομαι. 5 περιέσχον με ὠδῖνες θανάτου, καὶ χείμαρροι ἀνομίας ἐξετάραξάν με. 6 ὠδῖνες ᾅδου περιεκύκλωσάν με, προέφθασάν με παγίδες θανάτου. 7 καὶ ἐν τῷ θλίβεσθαί με ἐπεκαλεσάμην τὸν Κύριον καὶ πρὸς τὸν Θεόν μου ἐκέκραξα· ἤκουσεν ἐκ ναοῦ ἁγίου αὐτοῦ φωνῆς μου, καὶ ἡ κραυγή μου ἐνώπιον αὐτοῦ εἰσελεύσεται εἰς τὰ ὦτα αὐτοῦ. 8 καὶ ἐσαλεύθη καὶ ἔντρομος ἐγενήθη ἡ γῆ, καὶ τὰ θεμέλια τῶν ὀρέων ἐταράχθησαν καὶ ἐσαλεύθησαν, ὅτι ὠργίσθη αὐτοῖς ὁ Θεός. 9 ἀνέβη καπνὸς ἐν ὀργῇ αὐτοῦ καὶ πῦρ ἀπὸ προσώπου αὐτοῦ καταφλεγήσεται, ἄνθρακες ἀνήφθησαν ἀπ᾿ αὐτοῦ. 10 καὶ ἔκλινεν οὐρανοὺς καὶ κατέβη, καὶ γνόφος ὑπὸ τοὺς πόδας αὐτοῦ. 11 καὶ ἐπέβη ἐπὶ Χερουβὶμ καὶ ἐπετάσθη, ἐπετάσθη ἐπὶ πτερύγων ἀνέμων. 12 καὶ ἔθετο σκότος ἀποκρυφὴν αὐτοῦ· κύκλῳ αὐτοῦ ἡ σκηνὴ αὐτοῦ, σκοτεινὸν ὕδωρ ἐν νεφέλαις ἀέρων. 13 ἀπὸ τῆς τηλαυγήσεως ἐνώπιον αὐτοῦ αἱ νεφέλαι διῆλθον, χάλαζα καὶ ἄνθρακες πυρός. 14 καὶ ἐβρόντησεν ἐξ οὐρανοῦ Κύριος, καὶ ὁ ῞Υψιστος ἔδωκε φωνὴν αὐτοῦ· 15 ἐξαπέστειλε βέλη καὶ ἐσκόρπισεν αὐτοὺς καὶ ἀστραπὰς ἐπλήθυνε καὶ συνετάραξεν αὐτούς. 16 καὶ ὤφθησαν αἱ πηγαὶ τῶν ὑδάτων, καὶ ἀνεκαλύφθη τὰ θεμέλια τῆς οἰκουμένης ἀπὸ ἐπιτιμήσεώς σου, Κύριε, ἀπὸ ἐμπνεύσεως πνεύματος ὀργῆς σου. 17 ἐξαπέστειλεν ἐξ ὕψους καὶ ἔλαβέ με, προσελάβετό με ἐξ ὑδάτων πολλῶν. 18 ρύσεταί με ἐξ ἐχθρῶν μου δυνατῶν, καὶ ἐκ τῶν μισούντων με, ὅτι ἐστερεώθησαν ὑπὲρ ἐμέ. 19 προέφθασάν με ἐν ἡμέρᾳ κακώσεώς μου, καὶ ἐγένετο Κύριος ἀντιστήριγμά μου 20 καὶ ἐξήγαγέ με εἰς πλατυσμόν, ρύσεταί με, ὅτι ἠθέλησέ με. 21 καὶ ἀνταποδώσει μοι Κύριος κατὰ τὴν δικαιοσύνην μου καὶ κατὰ τὴν καθαριότητα τῶν χειρῶν μου ἀνταποδώσει μοι, 22 ὅτι ἐφύλαξα τὰς ὁδοὺς Κυρίου καὶ οὐκ ἠσέβησα ἀπὸ τοῦ Θεοῦ μου, 23 ὅτι πάντα τὰ κρίματα αὐτοῦ ἐνώπιόν μου, καὶ τὰ δικαιώματα αὐτοῦ οὐκ ἀπέστησαν ἀπ᾿ ἐμοῦ. 24 καὶ ἔσομαι ἄμωμος μετ᾿ αὐτοῦ καὶ φυλάξομαι ἀπὸ τῆς ἀνομίας μου. 25 καὶ ἀνταποδώσει μοι Κύριος κατὰ τὴν δικαιοσύνην μου καὶ κατὰ τὴν καθαριότητα τῶν χειρῶν μου ἐνώπιον τῶν ὀφθαλμῶν αὐτοῦ. 26 μετὰ ὁσίου ὅσιος ἔσῃ, καὶ μετὰ ἀνδρὸς ἀθῴου ἀθῷος ἔσῃ, 27 καὶ μετὰ ἐκλεκτοῦ ἐκλεκτὸς ἔσῃ καὶ μετὰ στρεβλοῦ διαστρέψεις. 28 ὅτι σὺ λαὸν ταπεινὸν σώσεις καὶ ὀφθαλμοὺς ὑπερηφάνων ταπεινώσεις. 29 ὅτι σὺ φωτιεῖς λύχνον μου, Κύριε ὁ Θεός μου, φωτιεῖς τὸ σκότος μου. 30 ὅτι ἐν σοὶ ῥυσθήσομαι ἀπὸ πειρατηρίου καὶ ἐν τῷ Θεῷ μου ὑπερβήσομαι τεῖχος. 31 ὁ Θεός μου, ἄμωμος ἡ ὁδὸς αὐτοῦ, τὰ λόγια Κυρίου πεπυρωμένα, ὑπερασπιστής ἐστι πάντων τῶν ἐλπιζόντων ἐπ᾿ αὐτόν. 32 ὅτι τίς Θεὸς πλὴν τοῦ Κυρίου, καὶ τίς Θεὸς πλὴν τοῦ Θεοῦ ἡμῶν; 33 ὁ Θεὸς ὁ περιζωννύων με δύναμιν καὶ ἔθετο ἄμωμον τὴν ὁδόν μου· 34 καταρτιζόμενος τοὺς πόδας μου ὡσεὶ ἐλάφου καὶ ἐπὶ τὰ ὑψηλὰ ἱστῶν με· 35 διδάσκων χεῖράς μου εἰς πόλεμον καὶ ἔθου τόξον χαλκοῦν τοὺς βραχίονάς μου· 36 καὶ ἔδωκάς μοι ὑπερασπισμὸν σωτηρίας, καὶ ἡ δεξιά σου ἀντελάβετό μου, καὶ ἡ παιδεία σου ἀνώρθωσέ με εἰς τέλος, καὶ ἡ παιδεία σου αὐτή με διδάξει. 37 ἐπλάτυνας τὰ διαβήματά μου ὑποκάτω μου, καὶ οὐκ ἠσθένησαν τὰ ἴχνη μου. 38 καταδιώξω τοὺς ἐχθρούς μου καὶ καταλήψομαι αὐτοὺς καὶ οὐκ ἀποστραφήσομαι, ἕως ἂν ἐκλίπωσιν· 39 ἐκθλίψω αὐτούς, καὶ οὐ μὴ δύνωνται στῆναι, πεσοῦνται ὑπὸ τοὺς πόδας μου. 40 καὶ περιέζωσάς με δύναμιν εἰς πόλεμον, συνεπόδισας πάντας τοὺς ἐπανισταμένους ἐπ᾿ ἐμὲ ὑποκάτω μου. 41 καὶ τοὺς ἐχθρούς μου ἔδωκάς μοι νῶτον καὶ τοὺς μισοῦντάς με ἐξωλόθρευσας. 42 ἐκέκραξαν, καὶ οὐκ ἦν ὁ σῴζων, πρὸς Κύριον, καὶ οὐκ εἰσήκουσεν αὐτῶν. 43 καὶ λεπτυνῶ αὐτοὺς ὡσεὶ χνοῦν κατὰ πρόσωπον ἀνέμου, ὡς πηλὸν πλατειῶν λεανῶ αὐτούς. 44 ρύσῃ με ἐξ ἀντιλογίας λαοῦ, καταστήσεις με εἰς κεφαλὴν ἐθνῶν. λαός, ὃν οὐκ ἔγνων, ἐδούλευσέ μοι, 45 εἰς ἀκοὴν ὠτίου ὑπήκουσέ μου· υἱοὶ ἀλλότριοι ἐψεύσαντό μοι, 46 υἱοὶ ἀλλότριοι ἐπαλαιώθησαν καὶ ἐχώλαναν ἀπὸ τῶν τρίβων αὐτῶν. 47 ζῇ Κύριος, καὶ εὐλογητὸς ὁ Θεός μου καὶ ὑψωθήτω ὁ Θεὸς τῆς σωτηρίας μου, 48 ὁ Θεὸς ὁ διδοὺς ἐκδικήσεις ἐμοί, καὶ ὑποτάξας λαοὺς ὑπ᾿ ἐμέ, 49 ὁ ῥύστης μου ἐξ ἐχθρῶν μου ὀργίλων, ἀπὸ τῶν ἐπανισταμένων ἐπ᾿ ἐμὲ ὑψώσεις με, ἀπὸ ἀνδρὸς ἀδίκου ρῦσαί με. 50 διὰ τοῦτο ἐξομολογήσομαί σοι ἐν ἔθνεσι, Κύριε, καὶ τῷ ὀνόματί σου ψαλῶ, 51 μεγαλύνων τὰς σωτηρίας τοῦ βασιλέως αὐτοῦ, καὶ ποιῶν ἔλεος τῷ χριστῷ αὐτοῦ, τῷ Δαυΐδ καὶ τῷ σπέρματι αὐτοῦ ἕως αἰῶνος.

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* Differences of the numbering of Psalms
Note that, since the Septuagint reflects an older tradition, its numbering should be considered as more authoritative
Septuagint Numbering       Masoretic Numbering
1-8 1-8
9 9 and 10
10-112 11-113
113 114 and 115
114 116:1-9
115 116:10-19
116-145 117-146
146 147:1-11
147 147:12-20
148-150 148-150
151 is included in 150

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