Book of Psalms

The Douay-Rheims Bible


Chapter 18

1    Unto the end. A psalm for David.
2    The heavens shew forth the glory of God, and the firmament declareth the work of his hands.
3    Day to day uttereth speech, and night to night sheweth knowledge.
4    There are no speeches nor languages, where their voices are not heard.
5    Their sound hath gone forth into all the earth: and their words unto the ends of the world.
6    He hath set his tabernacle in the sun: and he, as a bridegroom coming out of his bride chamber, Hath rejoiced as a giant to run the way:
7    His going out is from the end of heaven, And his circuit even to the end thereof: and there is no one that can hide himself from his heat.
8    The law of the Lord is unspotted, converting souls: the testimony of the Lord is faithful, giving wisdom to little ones.
9    The justices of the Lord are right, rejoicing hearts: the commandment of the Lord is lightsome, enlightening the eyes.
10    The fear of the Lord is holy, enduring for ever and ever: the judgments of the Lord are true, justified in themselves.
11    More to be desired than gold and many precious stones: and sweeter than honey and the honeycomb.
12    For thy servant keepeth them, and in keeping them there is a great reward.
13    Who can understand sins? from my secret ones cleanse me, O Lord:
14    And from those of others spare thy servant. If they shall have no dominion over me, then shall I be without spot: and I shall be cleansed from the greatest sin.
15    And the words of my mouth shall be such as may please: and the meditation of my heart always in thy sight. O Lord, my helper, and my redeemer.