1. A canticle of a psalm for Asaph.

2. O God, who shall be like to thee? hold not thy peace, neither be thou still, O God.

3. For lo, thy enemies have made a noise: and they that hate thee have lifted up the head.

4. They have taken a malicious counsel against thy people, and have consulted against thy saints.

5. They have said: Come and let us destroy them, so that they be not a nation: and let the name of Israel be remembered no more.

6. For they have contrived with one consent: they have made a covenant together against thee,

7. the tabernacles of the Edomites, and the Ismahelites: Moab, and the Agarens,

8. Gebal, and Ammon and Amalec: the Philistines, with the inhabitants of Tyre.

9. Yea, and the Assyrian also is joined with them: they are come to the aid of the sons of Lot.

10. Do to them as thou didst to Madian and to Sisara: as to Jabin at the brook of Cisson.

11. Who perished at Endor: and became as dung for the earth.

12. Make their princes like Oreb, and Zeb, and Zebee, and Salmana. All their princes,

13. who have said: Let us possess the sanctuary of God for an inheritance.

14. O my God, make them like a wheel; and as stubble before the wind.

15. As fire which burneth the wood: and as a flame burning mountains:

16. So shalt thou pursue them with thy tempest: and shalt trouble them in thy wrath.

17. Fill their faces with shame; and they shall seek thy name, O Lord.

18. Let them be ashamed and troubled for ever and ever: and let them be confounded and perish.

19. And let them know that the Lord is thy name: thou alone art the most High over all the earth.

“Você deve ter sempre prudência e amor. A prudência tem olhos; o amor tem pernas. O amor, como tem pernas, gostaria de correr a Deus. Mas seu impulso de deslanchar na direção dEle é cego e, algumas vezes, pode tropeçar se não for guiado pela prudência, que tem olhos.” São Padre Pio de Pietrelcina