THE THIRTEENTH KATHISMA

PSALM 91

A Psalm of a song for the Sabbath Day.

It is good to give thanks unto the Lord, and to sing praises unto Thy name, O Most High.
To shew forth Thy mercy in the morning, and Thy truth in the night, upon a psaltery of ten strings, with a song upon the harp.
For Thou, Lord, hast made me glad through Thy doings, and I will rejoice in the works of Thy hands.
O Lord, how great are Thy works! Thy thoughts are very deep.
A senseless man knoweth not, neither shall a fool understand this.
When the sinners spring as the grass, and all the workers of iniquity do look down, It is that they may be destroyed for ever and ever.
But Thou, Lord, art Most High for evermore.
For lo, Thine enemies, O Lord, for lo, Thine enemies shall perish, and all the workers of iniquity shall be scattered.
But my horn shall be exalted like the horn of an unicorn, and mine old age shall be strengthened with rich oil.
Mine eye also hath looked down upon my enemies, and mine ear shall hear of the wicked that rise up against me.
The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree, and increase like a cedar of Lebanon.
Those that be planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God.
They shall still bring forth fruit in a ripe old age, and happy shall they be to shew That Lord our God is upright, and there is no unrighteousness in Him.

PSALM 92

A song of praise on the day before the Sabbath: by David, when the earth was first inhabited.

The Lord reigneth, He is clothed with majesty; the Lord is clothed with strength, and hath girded Himself. For He hath stablished the world, which shall not be moved.

Thy throne is established of old, Thou art from everlasting.
The rivers have lifted up, O Lord, the rivers have lifted up their voices; the rivers shall lift up their waves at the voice of many waters.
Wonderful are the surgings of the sea, the Lord is wonderful on high.
Thy testimonies are very sure; holiness becometh Thine house, O Lord, unto length of days.

PSALM 93

A Psalm of David, for the fourth day of the week.

The Lord is God, to whom vengeance belongeth; the God of vengeance hath spoken freely.
Lift up Thyself, Thou that judgest the earth; render their reward to the proud.
Lord, how long shall sinners, how long shall sinners boast? How long shall they utter and speak unrighteousness? How long shall all the workers of iniquity speak thus? They have brought Thy people low, O Lord, and afflict Thine inheritance.
They have slain the widow and the fatherless, and have murdered the stranger.
Yet have they said, The Lord shall not see it, neither shall the God of Jacob perceive it.
Understand, ye senseless among the people, and ye fools, at length be wise.
He that planted the ear, shall He not hear? or He that formed the eye, doth He not perceive? He that chastiseth the heathen, shall not He rebuke, even He that teacheth man knowledge? The Lord knoweth the thoughts of men, that they are vanity.
Blessed is the man whom Thou shalt chasten, O Lord, and teach out of Thy law.
That Thou mayest give him rest from the days of evil, until a pit be digged for the sinner.
For the Lord will not cast off His people, neither will He forsake His inheritance,

Until righteousness return unto judgment, and all the upright in heart are nigh unto it.
Who will rise up for me against the evil doers? or who will stand up with me against the workers of iniquity? Unless the Lord had been my help, my soul had almost dwelt in hell.
When I said, My foot hath slipped; Thy mercy, O Lord, brought me help.
According to the multitude of my sorrows in my heart, Thy comforts have given gladness to my soul.
Let not the throne of iniquity have fellowship with Thee, which frameth mischief in the name of the law.
They will hunt down the soul of the righteous, and condemn the innocent blood.
But the Lord is my refuge, and my God is the helper of my hope.
And the Lord shall bring upon them their own iniquity, and according to their own wickedness the Lord God shall destroy them.


Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, glory to Thee, O God.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, glory to Thee, O God.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, glory to Thee, O God.
Lord, have mercy; Lord, have mercy; Lord, have mercy.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.


PSALM 94

A song of praise of David. Untitled in the Hebrew.

O come, let us exult in the Lord; let us shout in jubilation unto God our Saviour.
Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving, and shout in jubilation unto Him with psalms.
For the Lord is a great God, and a great king over all the earth.
For in His hand are the ends of the earth, and the heights of the mountains are His also.
For the sea is His, and He made it; and His hands formed the dry land.

O come, let us worship and fall down before Him, and weep before the Lord that made us.
For He is our God, and we are the people of His pasture, and the sheep of His hand.
Today if ye will hear His voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, as in the day of temptation in the wilderness.
For your fathers tempted Me, proved Me, and saw My works.
Forty years long was I grieved with that generation, and said, They do always err in their hearts, and they have not known My ways.
So I sware in My wrath, They shall not enter into My rest.

PSALM 95

A song of David, when the House was built after the captivity. Untitled in the Hebrew.

O sing unto the Lord a new song; sing unto the Lord, all the earth. Sing unto the Lord, bless His name; shew forth His salvation from day to day.
Declare His glory among the heathen, and His wonders among all peoples.
For the Lord is great, and greatly to be praised; He is to be feared above all gods.
For all the gods of the nations are demons, but the Lord made the heavens.
Praise and beauty are before Him; holiness and majesty are in His sanctuary.
Ascribe unto the Lord, O ye kindred of the nations, ascribe unto the Lord glory and honour; ascribe unto the Lord glory to His name.
Bring sacrifices, and go into His courts: worship the Lord in His holy court. Let all the earth be moved at His presence.
Say among the heathen that the Lord reigneth; for He hath established the world, which shall not be moved; He shall judge the peoples in uprightness.
Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; let the sea be moved, and the fulness thereof. The fields shall rejoice, and all that is therein.

Then shall all the trees of the wood rejoice before the Lord; for He cometh, for He cometh to judge the earth.
He shall judge the world with righteousness, and the peoples with His truth.

PSALM 96

For David, when his land was restored to him. Untitled in the Hebrew.

The Lord reigneth, let the earth rejoice; let the multitude of isles be glad.
Clouds and darkness are round about Him; righteousness and judgment are the foundation of His throne.
Fire shall go before Him, and shall burn up His enemies round about.
His lightnings shone forth throughout the world; the earth saw, and was moved.
The mountains melted like wax at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.
The heavens declared His righteousness, and all the peoples saw His glory.
Let all them be put to shame that worship graven things, that boast themselves of their idols. Worship Him, all ye His angels.
Zion heard, and was glad, and the daughters of Judah rejoiced because of Thy judgments, O Lord.
For Thou art Lord Most High over all the earth; Thou art exalted far above all the gods.
Ye that love the Lord, hate evil. The Lord preserveth the souls of His saints; He will deliver them out of the hand of the sinner.
Light is dawned for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart.
Rejoice in the Lord, ye righteous, and give thanks at the remembrance of His holiness.


Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, glory to Thee, O God.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, glory to Thee, O God.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, glory to Thee, O God.
Lord, have mercy; Lord, have mercy; Lord, have mercy.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.


PSALM 97

A Psalm of David.

O sing unto the Lord a new song, for the Lord hath done marvellous things.
His right hand, and His holy arm, have wrought salvation for Him.
The Lord hath made known His salvation; His righteousness hath He openly shewed in the sight of the heathen.
He hath remembered His mercy to Jacob, and His truth to the house of Israel. All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.
Shout with jubilation unto God, all the earth; sing, rejoice, and make melody.
Sing unto the Lord with the harp, with the harp, and the voice of a psalm; with trumpets of metal, and the sound of a trumpet of horn.
Shout with jubilation before the Lord our King; let the sea be moved, and the fulness thereof; the world, and all they that dwell therein.
The rivers shall clap their hands, the mountains shall rejoice at the presence of the Lord; for He cometh, He cometh to judge the earth.
He shall judge the world with righteousness, and the peoples with equity.

PSALM 98

A Psalm of David.

The Lord reigneth; let the people rage: He sitteth upon the cherubim, let the earth be moved.
The Lord is great in Zion, and He is high above all the peoples.

Let them praise Thy great name, for it is terrible and holy; the king’s honour also loveth judgment.
Thou hast prepared equity, Thou hast executed judgment and righteousness in Jacob.
Exalt ye the Lord our God, and worship at His footstool; for He is holy.
Moses and Aaron among His priests, and Samuel among them that call upon His name; they called upon the Lord, and He heard them.
He spake unto them in the pillar of the cloud, for they kept His testimonies, and the ordinances that He gave them.
Thou heardest them, O Lord our God; Thou wast ready to forgive them, O God, yet Thou tookest vengeance on all their devices.
Exalt the Lord our God, and worship at His holy mountain; for the Lord our God is holy.

PSALM 99

A Psalm of thanksgiving of David.

Shout with jubilation unto God, all the earth; Serve the Lord with gladness; come before His presence with rejoicing.
Know ye that the Lord, He is our God; it is He that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people, and the sheep of His pasture.
Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with hymns; be thankful unto Him, and praise His name.
For the Lord is good; His mercy endureth for ever and ever, and His truth from generation to generation.

PSALM 100

A Psalm of David.

I will sing of mercy and judgment unto Thee O Lord.
I will sing, and have understanding in a perfect way; when wilt Thou come unto me? I walked within my house in the innocency of my heart.
I have set no unlawful thing before mine eyes; I hated the workers of iniquities.
A perverse heart cleaved not unto me, and I would not know the wicked man that turned aside from me.
Whoso privily slandered his neighbour, him did I drive away from me. With him that had a proud eye and an insatiate heart, I would not eat.
Mine eyes were upon the faithful of the earth, that they might sit with me; the man that walked in the blameless way, he served me.
He that worketh pride dwelt not within my house; he that speaketh unjust things prospered not in my sight.
In the morning I slew all the sinners of the land, that I might cut off all the workers of iniquity from the city of the Lord.


Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, glory to Thee, O God.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, glory to Thee, O God.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, glory to Thee, O God.
O Lord, our Hope, glory to Thee.