Psalm 32 (Kathisma 5)
Read on Monday (Monday and Wednesday during Lent)
David’s. Without Superscription among the Hebrews.
(Psalm 33 – Hebrew Numbering)
Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous; praise befits the just.
Give praise to the Lord with the harp, chant unto Him with the ten-stringed psaltery.
Sing unto Him a new song, chant well unto Him with jubilation.
For the word of the Lord is true, and all His works are in faithfulness.
The Lord loveth mercy and judgment; the earth is full of the mercy of the Lord.
By the Word of the Lord were the heavens established, and all the might of them by the Spirit of His mouth, Who gathereth together as into a wineskin the waters of the sea, Who layeth up the abysses in storehouses.
Let all the earth fear the Lord, and let all the inhabitants of the world be shaken before Him.
For he spake, and they came into being; He commanded, and they were created.
The Lord scattereth the plans of the heathens, He setteth aside the devices of the peoples, and He bringeth to nought the plans of princes.
But the counsel of the Lord abideth unto eternity, the thoughts of His heart unto generation and generation.
Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people whom He hath chosen for His inheritance.
The Lord looked down from heaven, He beheld all the sons of men.
From His habitation which He prepared, He looked upon all the inhabitants of the earth, He that alone fashioned the heart of them, Who understandeth all their works.
A king is not saved by great might, nor shall a giant be saved by the magnitude of his own strength.
Futile is the horse for salvation, nor by the magnitude of his might shall he be saved.
Behold, the eyes of the Lord are upon them that fear Him, upon them that hope in His mercy.
To deliver their souls from death, and to nourish them in famine.
Our soul shall wait for the Lord, for he is our helper and our defender.
For our heart shall be glad in Him, and in His holy name have we hoped.
Let Thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us, according as we have set our hope on Thee.