Psalm 18 (Kathisma 3)
Read on Sunday (Sunday and Wednesday during Great Lent)
For the End: A Psalm of David.
(Psalm 19 – Hebrew Numbering)
The heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament proclaimeth the work of His hands.
Day unto day poureth forth speech, and night unto night proclaimeth knowledge.
There are no tongues nor words in which their voices are not heard.
Their sound hath gone forth into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world.
In the sun hath He set His tabernacle; and He, like a bridegroom coming forth from his chamber, will rejoice like a giant to run his course.
From the outermost border of heaven is His going forth, and His goal is unto the outermost part of heaven, and there shall no man hide himself from His heat.
The law of the Lord is blameless, converting souls; the testimony of the Lord is trustworthy, bringing wisdom to infants.
The statutes of the Lord are upright, gladdening the heart; the commandment of the Lord is far-shining, enlightening the eyes.
The fear of the Lord is pure, enduring for ever and ever; the judgements of the Lord are true, altogether justified, More to be desired than gold and much precious stone, and sweeter than honey and the honeycomb.
Yea, for Thy servant keepeth them; in keeping them there is much reward.?
As for transgressions, who will understand them? From my secret sins cleanse me, and from those of others spare Thy servant.
If they have not dominion over me, then blameless shall I be, and I shall be cleansed from great sin.
And the sayings of my mouth shall be unto Thy good pleasure, and the meditation of my heart shall be before Thee for ever, O Lord, my helper and redeemer.