Psalm 61 (Kathisma 8)
Read on Tuesday (Monday and Thursday during Lent)
For the End: A Psalm of David Concerning Idithum, 61.
(Psalm 62 – Hebrew Numbering)
Shall not my soul be subjected to God?
For from Him is my salvation.
For He is my God, my saviour and my helper, and I shall be shaken no more.
How long do ye assail a man?
Ye kill, all of you, as ye might assail a leaning wall and a tottering rampart.
But they made plans to cast aside mine honor, they ran in falsehood; with their mouth they bless, but with their heart they curse.
But be subject unto God, O my soul, for from Him is my patient endurance.
For He is my God, my saviour and my helper, and I shall not be moved from hence.
In God is my salvation and my glory; He is the God of my help, and my hope is in God.
Hope in Him, all ye congregation of the peoples; pour out your hearts before Him, for God is our helper.
For the sons of men are vain, the sons of men are a lie in the balance; out of vanity they gather themselves together that they might do injustice.
Set not your hopes on injustice, and lust not after plunder; if riches flow in, set not your hearts thereon.
Once hath God spoken; these two things have I heard, that dominion belongeth to God, and mercy is Thine, O Lord; for thou wilt render to every man according to his works.