1 The Praise of a Canticle, of David. Whoever dwells with the assistance of the Most High will abide in the protection of the God of heaven.
2 He will say to the Lord, "You are my supporter and my refuge." My God, I will hope in him.
3 For he has freed me from the snare of those who go hunting, and from the harsh word.
4 He will overshadow you with his shoulders, and you will hope under his wings.
5 His truth will surround you with a shield. You will not be afraid: before the terror of the night,
6 before the arrow flying in the day, before the troubles that wander in the darkness, nor of invasion and the midday demon.
7 A thousand will fall before your side and ten thousand before your right hand. Yet it will not draw near you.
8 So then, truly, you will consider with your eyes, and you will see the retribution of sinners.
9 For you, O Lord, are my hope. You have set the Most High as your refuge.
10 Disaster will not draw near to you, and the scourge will not approach your tabernacle.
11 For he has given his Angels charge over you, so as to preserve you in all your ways.
12 With their hands, they will carry you, lest you hurt your foot against a stone.
13 You will walk over the asp and the king serpent, and you will trample the lion and the dragon.
14 Because he has hoped in me, I will free him. I will protect him because he has known my name.
15 He will cry out to me, and I will heed him. I am with him in tribulation. I will rescue him, and I will glorify him.
4 And the priest, taking up the basket from your hand, shall place it before the altar of the Lord your God.
5 And you shall say, in the sight of the Lord your God: 'The Syrian pursued my father, who descended into Egypt, and he sojourned there in a very small number, and he increased into a great and strong nation and into an innumerable multitude.
6 And the Egyptians afflicted us, and they persecuted us, imposing upon us the most grievous burdens.
7 And we cried out to the Lord, the God of our fathers. He heard us, and he looked with favor upon our humiliation, and hardship, and distress.
8 And he led us away from Egypt, with a strong hand and an outstretched arm, with a mighty terror, with signs and wonders.
9 And he led us into this place, and he delivered to us the land flowing with milk and honey.
10 And because of this, I now offer the first fruits of the land which the Lord has given to me.' And you shall leave them in the sight of the Lord your God, and you shall adore the Lord your God.
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