Psalms Seeking Earthly Protection
Psalms Chapter 5
Verba mea áuribus.
A prayer to God against the iniquities of men.
5:1. Unto the end, for her that obtaineth the inheritance. A psalm for David.
5:2. Give ear, O Lord, to my words, understand my cry.
5:3. Hearken to the voice of my prayer, O my King and my God.
5:4. For to thee will I pray: O Lord, in the morning thou shalt hear my
5:5. In the morning I will stand before thee, and I will see: because thou
art not a God that willest iniquity.
5:6. Neither shall the wicked dwell near thee: nor shall the unjust abide
before thy eyes.
5:7. Thou hatest all the workers of iniquity: thou wilt destroy all that
speak a lie. The bloody and the deceitful man the Lord will abhor.
5:8. But as for me in the multitude of thy mercy, I will come into thy
house; I will worship towards thy holy temple, in thy fear.
5:9. Conduct me, O Lord, in thy justice: because of my enemies, direct my
way in thy sight.
5:10. For there is no truth in their mouth: their heart is vain.
5:11. Their throat is an open sepulchre: they dealt deceitfully with their
tongues: judge them, O God. Let them fall from their devices: according to the
multitude of their wickednesses cast them out: for they have provoked thee, O
5:12. But let all them be glad that hope in thee: they shall rejoice for
ever, and thou shalt dwell in them. And all they that love thy name shall glory
5:13. For thou wilt bless the just. O Lord, thou hast crowned us, as with a
shield of thy good will.
Psalms Chapter 90
The just is secure under the protection of God.
90:1. The praise of a canticle for David. He that dwelleth in the aid of
the most High, shall abide under the protection of the God of Jacob.
90:2. He shall say to the Lord: Thou art my protector, and my refuge: my
God, in him will I trust.
90:3. For he hath delivered me from the snare of the hunters: and from the
90:4. He will overshadow thee with his shoulders: and under his wings thou
90:5. His truth shall compass thee with a shield: thou shalt not be afraid
of the terror of the night.
90:6. Of the arrow that flieth in the day, of the business that walketh
about in the dark: of invasion, or of the noonday devil.
90:7. A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right
hand: but it shall not come nigh thee.
90:8. But thou shalt consider with thy eyes: and shalt see the reward of
90:9. Because thou, O Lord, art my hope: thou hast made the most High thy
90:10. There shall no evil come to thee: nor shall the scourge come near
90:11. For he hath given his angels charge over thee; to keep thee in all
90:12. In their hands they shall bear thee up: lest thou dash thy foot
against a stone.
90:13. Thou shalt walk upon the asp and the basilisk: and thou shalt
trample under foot the lion and the dragon.
90:14. Because he hoped in me I will deliver him: I will protect him
because he hath known my name.
90:15. He shall cry to me, and I will hear him: I am with him in
tribulation, I will deliver him, and I will glorify him.
90:16. I will fill him with length of days; and I will shew him my