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464 David 8ustaineth his faith. PSALMS. He firayeth against his enemies. in the congregations will I bless the il 2 Hear the voice of my supplications, LORD.

when I cry unto thce, when I lift up my PSAL. XXVII.

1 hands toward thy holy oracle. 1 David sustuineth his faith by the 12075- | 3 Draw me not away with the wicked,

er of God, 4 bu his love to the service and with the workers of iniquity, which of God, 9 and by praucr.

speak peace to their neighbours, but misA Psalm of David.

chief is in their hearts. THE Lord is my light and my salva- 4 Give them according to their deeds,

I tion; whom shall I fear? the LORD || and according to the wickedness of their is the strength of my life ; of whom shall endeavours : give them after the work I be afraid?

of their hands; render to them their 2 When the wicked, even mine ene desert. mies and my focs, came upon me to eat ! 5 Because they regard not the works up my flesh, they stumbled and fell. of the LORD, nor the operation of his

*3 Though an host should encamp a- ll hands, he shall destroy them, and not gainst me, my heart shall not fear: | build them up. though war should rise against me, in 6 Blessed be the Lord, because he hath this will I be confident.

| heard the voice of my supplications. 4 One thing have I desired of the LORD, 7 The LORD is my strength, and my that will I seek after; that I may dweli shield ; my heart trusted in him, and I in the house of the Lord all the days of am helped; therefore, my heart greatly my life, to behold the beauty of the rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise LORD, and to inquire in his temple.

him. 5 For in the ime of trouble he shall | 8 The LORD is their strength, and hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of he is the saving strength of his ancinthis tabernacle shall he hide me; he shaili ed. set me up upon a rock.

1 9 Save thy people, and bless thine in6 And now shall mine head be lifted heritance: feed them also, and lift them up above mine enemies round about me: up for ever. therefore will offer in his tabernacle sac

PSAL. XXIX. rifices of joy ; I will sing, yea, I will sing i David exhortcth princes to give glory praises unto the LORD.

10 God, 3 by reason of his power, 11 7 Hear, 0 LORD, when I cry with my and protection of his picofile. voice: have mercy also upon me, and an

A Psalm of David. swer me.

rIVE unto the Lord, () ye mighty, 8 When thou suids!, Scek ve my face; U give unto the LORD glory and iny heart suid unto thee, Thy face, LORD, strength. will I seck.

2 Give unto the Lord the glory due 9 Hide not thy face far from me; put unto liis name ; worship the LORD in not thy servait away in anger: thou just the beauty of holiness. been my help; leave me not, neither for 3 The voice of the Lord is upon the sake me, o God of my salvation. 1 waters : the God of glory thundereth :

10 When my father and my mother for- || the LORD is upon many waters. sake me, then the Lord will take me up. 4 The voice of the Lord is powerful ;

11 Teach me thy way, O LORD, and the voice of the LORD is full of majlead me in a plain path, because of mine esty. enemies.

Ś The voice of the Lord breaketh the 12 Deliver me not over unto the will cedars; yea, the LORD breaketh the ceof mine ent mies : for false witnesses are dars of Lebanon.. risen up against me, and such as breathe 6 He maketh them also to skip like a out cruelty.

calf; Lebanon and Sirion like a young 13 I had fainted, unless I had believed unicorn. to see the goodness of the Lord in the 7 The voice of the LORD divideth the land of the living.

Il flames of fire. 14 Wait on the LORD : be of good 8 The voice of the LORD shaketh the courage, and he shall strengthen thine wilderness; the LORD shaketh the wilheart : wait, I say, on the LORD.

derness of Kadesh. PSAL. XXVIII.

9 The voice of the LORD maketh the 1 David prayeth against his enemies. | linds to calve, and discovereth the forests: 6 He blesseth God. 9 He prayeth and in his temple doth every one speak of for the people.

his glory. A Psalm of David.

10 The LORD sitteth upon the flood; TINTO thee will I cry, O LORD my yea, the Lord sitteth king for ever.

U rock; be not silent to me: lest, ifl 11 The Lord will give strength unto thou be silent to me, I become like them his people; the LORD will bless his peothat go down into the pit.

Il ple with peace.

David firaiseth God,

PSALMS. The frayer in his calamity. 465 PSAL. XXX

U ble; thou hast known my soul in advers 1 David praiseth God for his deliverance : sities;

4 he exhorteth others to praise him by L 8 And hast not shut me up into tlie , example of God's dealing with him. I hand of the enemy: thou hast set my foot A Psalm and Song, as the dedication of || in a large room. the house of David.

9 Have mercy upon me, O LORD, for I WILL extol thee, O LORD ; for thou | I am in trouble : mine eye is consumed I hast lifted me up, and hast not made with grief, yec, my soul and my belly. my foes to rejoice over me.

10 For my life is spent with grief, and 2 O LORD my God, I cried unto thee, my years with sighing: my strength faileth and thou hast healed me.

because of mine iniquity, and my bones 30 LORD, thou hast brought up my soul | are consumed. from the grave : thou hast kept me alive, || 11 I was a reproach among all mine that I should not go down to the pit. enemies, but especially among my neigh

4 Sing unto the LORD, O ye saints of | bours, and a fear to mine acquaintance : his, and give thanks at the remembrance | they that did see me without fled from me. of his holiness.

12 I am forgotten as a dead man out 5 For his anger endureth but a mo- of mind : I am like a broken vessel. ment ; in his favour is life : weeping may 13 For I have heard the slander of endure for a night, but joy cometh in the many : fear qas on every side : while morning.

they took counsel together against me, 6 And in my prosperity I said, I shall they devised to take away my life. never be moved.

14. But I trusted in thee, O LORD: I 7. LORD, by thy favour thou hast made ! said, Thou art my God. my mountain to stand strong: thou didst I 15 My times are in thy hand : deliver hide thy face, and I was troublecl. me from the hand of mine enemies, and

8 I cried to thee, O LORD; and unto from them that persecute me. the Lord I made supplication.

16 Make thy face to shine upon thy 9 What profit is there in my blood, servant : save me for thy mercies sake. 1. hen I go down to the pit? Shall the dust 17 Let me not be ashamed, () Lord; praise thiec? shall it declare thy truth? || for I have called upon thee: let the wické

10 Hear, () LORD, and have mercy lled be ashamed, and let them be silent in upon on ine : LORD, be thou my helper. || the grave.

11 Thou hast turned for me my 18 Let the lying lips be put to silence; mourning into dancing : thou hast put which speak grievous things proudly and off my sackcloth, and girded me with contemptuously against the righteous. gladness;

19 Oh how great is thy goodness, which 12 To the end that my glory may sing | thou hast laid up for them that fear thee; praise to thee, and not be silent. () LORD which thou hast wrought for them that iny God, I will give thanks unto thee for trust in thee before the sons of men ! ever.

II 20 Thou shalt hide them in the secret PSAL. XXXI.

ll of thy presence from the price of man: 1 David, shewing his confidence in God, thou shalt keep them secretly in a pavil

craveth his help. 7 He rejoiccth in his ion from the strife of tongues. mercy. 9 He prayeth in his calamity. 21 Blessed be the LORD: for he hath

19 He praiseth God for his goodness. i shewed me liis marvellous kindness in a To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. i strong city. IN thee, O LORD, do I put my trust ; 22 For I said in my haste, I am cut off I let me never be ashamed : deliver me from before thine eyes ; nevertheless thou in thy rightcousness.

heudest the voice of my supplications 2 Bow down thine ear to me ; deliver when I cried unto thee. me speedily : be thou my strong rock, for 29 ( love the LORD, all ye his saints: an house of defence u save me.

for the LORD preserveth the faithful, and 3 For thou art my rock and my for- plentifully rewardeth the proud doer. tress ; therefore for thy name's sake i 24 Be of good courage, and he shall Icad me, and guide me.

strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in 4. Pull me out of the net that they line LORD. have laid privily for me: for thou art my

PSAL. XXXII. strength.

1 Plissedress cousinteth in reinission of 5 Into thine hand I commit my spirit :!! $119. 3 Confession of sins sivcih ease thou hast redeemcıl me, O LORD God of to the conscience. 8 God's promises truth.

bring jou, 6 I have hated them that regard lying A palm of David, Maschil. vanities : but I trust in the LORD. DLESSED 15 he whose transgression

7 I will be glad and rejoice in thy D is forgiven, evhose sin is covered. prercy: for thou hast considered my trou- l 2 Blessed is the man unto whom the 466 Got is to be fraised. PSALMS. Confidence to be placed in God. LORD imputeth not iniquity, and in ilir ever, the thoughts of his heart to all whose spirit there is no guile.

Ienerations. - 3 When I kept silence, my bones 12 Blessed is the nation whose God is waxed old through my roaring all the lae LORD ; and the people whom he hath day long.

chosen for his own inheritance. 4 For day and night thy hand wait 13 The LORD looketh from heaven : heavy upon me: my moisture is turner | he beholdeth all the sons of men. into the drought of su:nmer. Selal.

14 From the place of his habitation he 5 I acknowledged my sin unto there oketh upon all the inhabitants of the and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said earth. I will confess my transgressions into the 15 He fashioneth their hearts alike ; he Lord ; and thou forgavest the iniquit considereth all their works. of my sin. Selalı.

16 There is no king saved by the mul6 For this shall every one that is goullt litude of an host: a mighty man is not pray unto thee in a time when thou maves | delivered by much strength. be found : surely in the floods of great 17 An horse is a van thing for safety : waters they shall not come nigh unw him neither shall he deliver any by his great

7 Thou art my hiding place ; thou strength. shalt preserve me from trouble ; thou | 15 Behokl, the eye of the LORD is shalt compass me about with songs of de- | upon them that fear him, upon them that liverance. Selah.

I hope in his mercy ; 8 I will instruct thee, and teach thee in 19 To deliver their soul from death, the way which thou shalt go: I will and to keep them alive in famine , guide thee with mine eye.

20 Our soul waiteth for the LORD: he 9 Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, Il is our help and our shield. which have no understanding : whose 21 For our heart shall rejoice in him, bemouth must be held in with bit and bri- il cause we have trusted in his lioly name. dle, lest they come near unto thee.

22 Let thy mercy, O LORD, be upon · 10 Many sorrows shall be to the wick- us, according as we hope in thee. ed: but he that trusteth in the LORD,

PSAL. XXXIV. mercy shall compass him about.

11 David praiscih God, and exhorteth oth11 Be glad in the LORD, and rejoice, ers thereto by his experi uce. 8 They ye righteous : and skout for joy, all ye that are blessed that trust in God. 11 He are upright in heart.

1 exhorteth to the fear of God. PSAL. XXXIII.

NA Psalm of David, when he changed his 1 Godis to bcpraised for his goodiness, 6 for behaviour before Abimelech ; who his power, 12 and for his providence. drove him away, and he departed.

20 Confidence is to be placed in God. T WILL bless the Lord at ali times: bis D EJOICE in the Lord, () ye right- I prauise shall continually be in my mouth. I cous : for praise is comely for the 2 My soul shall make her boast in the upright.

LORDthe humble shall hear thereof, *2 Praise the LORD with harp:sing un and be glad. to him with the psaltery and an instru 30 magnify the LORD with me, and ment of ten strings.

let us exalt his name together. 3 Sing unto him a new song; play 4 I sought the Lord, and he heard skilfully with a loud noise.

me, and delivered me from all my te.119. 4 For the word of the Lord is right ; ! 5 They looked unto him, and were and all his works are done in truth. lightened : and their faces were not a

5 He loveth righteousness and judg shamed. ment: the earth is full of the goodness of 6 This poor man cried, and the LORD the LORD.

heard him, and saved him out of all his 6 By the word of the LORD were the troubles. heavens made ; and all the host of them 7 The angel of the LORD encampeth. by the breath of his mouth.

round about them that fear him, and de7 He gathereth the waters of the sea livereth them. together as an heap: he layeth up the 8( taste and see that the LORD is goal: depth in store-houses.

|| blessed is the man that trusteth in lum. 8 Let all the earth fear the LORD: let 9 () fear the LORD, ye his saints : for all the inhabitants of the world stand in there is no want to them that fear him. awe of him.

10 The young lions do lack, and suiler 9 For he spake, and it was done ; he hunger : but they that seek the LORD commanded, and it stood fast.

shall not want any good thing. 10 The Lord bringeth the counsel of 11 Come, ye children, hearken unto me: the heathen to nought : he maketh the I will teach you the fear of the Lord). devices of the people of none effect.

12 What manis he that desireth life and 31 The counsel of the LORD standeth II loveth many days, that he may see good?

David exhorteth to fear God. PSALMS. lle complaineth of his enemies. 467

13 Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy : 12 They rewarded me evil for gool lips from speaking gule.

co the spoiling of my soul. 14 Depart from evil, and do good ; 1 13 But as for me, when they were sick, seek peace, and pursue it.

I my clothing was sackcloth : I humbled 15 The eyes of the LORD are upon the my soul with fasting; and my prayer rerighteous, and his ears are open unto their turned into mine own bosom.'

14 I behaved myself as though he had 16 The face of the Lord is against | been my friend or brdther : I bowed them that do evil, to cut off the remem- | down heavily, as one that mourneth for brance of them from the earth.

his mother. 17 The righteous cry, and the LORD I 15 But in mine adversity they rejoiced, heareth, and delivereth them out of all and gathered themselves together : yce, their troubles.

the abjects gathered themselves together 18 The LORD is nigh unto them that against me, and I knew it not; they did are of a broken heart ; and savcth such icar me, and ceased not: as be of a contrite spirit.

19 Many are the afflictions of the li they gnashed upon me with their teeth. righteous: but the LORD delivereth him : 17 LORD, how long wilt thou look on? out of them all.

rescue my soul froin their destructions, 20 He keepeth all his bones : not one muy darling from the lions. of them is broken.

# 18 I will give thee thanks in the great 21 Evil shall slay the wicked; and they | congregation: I will praise thee among that hate the righteous shall be desolate. || much people.

22 The LORD redeemeth the soul of ll 19 Let not them that are mine enemies his serviunts; and none of them that trust | wrongfully rejoice over me: neither let in him shall be desolate.

them wink with the eye that hate me PSAL. XXXV.

without a cause. 1 David prayech for his own safety, and 20 For they speak not peace: but they

his enemies confusion. 11 He complain- || devise deceitful matters against them that eth of their wrongful dealing. 22 | are quiet in the land. Thereby he inciteth God arainst them. i 21 Yea, they opened their mouth wide A Psalm of David.

1 against me, and said, Aha, ala, our eye DLEAD my cause, O LORD, with them hath seen il.

I that strive with me : fight against 22 This thou hast seen, O LORD: keep them that fight against me.

not silence : () LORD, be not far from me. 2 Take hold of shield and buckler, and 23 Stir up thyself, and awake to my stand up for mine help.

judgment, even unto my cause, my God 3 Draw out also the spear, and stop l and my LORD. the way against them that persecute me: 24 Judge me, O LORD my God, acsay unto my soul, I am thy salvation. Il cording to thy righteousness; and let

4 Let them be confounded and put to them not rejoice cver me. shame that seek after my soul : let thein 25 Let them not say in their hearts, be turned back and brought to confusion Ali, so would we have it: let them not that devise my lurt.

say, We have swallowed him up. 5 Let them be as chaff before the !! 26 Let them be ashamed and brought wind: and let the angel of the LORD to confusion together that rejoice at mine chase them,

hurt ; let them be clothed with shame and 6 let their way be dark and slippery: || dishonour that magnify themselves against and let the angel of the LORD persecute il me. them.

27 Let them shout for joy, and be 7 For without cause have they hid för l glad, that tavour my righteous cause : me their pet in a pit, which without cause lyca, let them sav continually, Let the they have disged for my soul.

LORD be magnified, which hath pleasure 8 Lct destruction come upon him at in the prosperity of his servant. unawares; and let his net that lie hath 1 28 And iny tongue shall speak of thy hid catch himself: into that very de- li righteousness and of thy praise all the struction let him fall.

day long. 9 And my soul shall be joyful in the • PSAL. XXXVI. LORD : it shall rejoice in his salvation. || 1 The grievous state of the cvicked. 5 The

10 All my bones shall say, LORN, who excellency of God's mercy. 10 David is like unto thec, which deliverest the prayeth for favour to God'a children. poor from him that is too strong for him, I To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David yea, the poor and the needy from him

the servant of the LORD. that spoilcth him ?

THE transgression of the wicked saith 11 l'aise witnesses did rise up ; they lil within my heart, that there is no laid to my charge things that I wew not. "fcar of God icire his eyes,

468 Grievous state of the wicked. PSALMS. The happy state of the godių.

2 For he flattereth himself in his own those that wait upon the LORD, they shall eyes, until his iniquity be found to be inherit the earth. hateful.

10 For yet a little while, and the wick3 The words of his mouth are iniquity, ed shall not be : vea, thou shalt diligently and deceit : he hath left off to be wise, consider his place, and it shall not be. and to do good.

11 But the meek shall inherit the earth: 4 He deviseth mischief upon his bed ; and shall delight themselves in the abundhe setteth himself in a way that is not ance of peace. good; he abhorreth not evil.

12 The wicked plotteth against the just, 5 Thy mercy, O Lord, is in the heav- ll and gnaslieth upon him with his teeth. ens; and thy faithfulness reacheth unto 13 The LORD shall laugh at him : for the clouds.

he seeth that his day is coming, 6 Thy righteousness is like the great 14 The wicked have drawn out the mountains; thy judgments are a great sword, and have bent their bow, to cast deep : () LORD, thou preservest man down the poor and needy, and to slay and beast.

such as be of upright conversation. 7 How excellent is thy loving-kind- | 15 Their sword shall enter into their ness, O God! therefore the children of own heart, and their bows shall be brokmen put their trust under the shadow of en. thy wings,

16 A little that a righteous man hath is. 8 They shall be abundantly satisfied || better than the riches of many wicked. with the fatness of thy house; and thou 17 For the arms of the wicked shall be shalt make them drink of the river of thy broken : but the LORD upholdeth the pleasures.

1 righteous. 9 For with thee is the fountain of life : 18 The LORD knoweth the days of in thy light shall we see light.

the upright : and their inheritance shall 10 () continue thy loving-kindness unto | be for ever. them that know thee; and thy righteous- 19 They shall not be ashamed in the ness to the upright in heart.

evil time: and in the days of famine they 11 Let not the foot of pride come shall be satisfied. against me, and let not the hand of the 20 But the wicked shall perish, and wicked remove me.

the enemies of the LORD shall be as the 12 There are the workers of iniquity | fat of lambs : they shall consume ; into fallen : they are cast down, and shall not smoke shall they consume away. be able to rise.

21 The wicked borroweth, and payPSAL. XXXVII.

eth not again: but the righteous sheweth David persuadeth to patience and confi- | mercy, and giveth.

dence in God, by the different state of 22 For such 18 be blessed of him shall the godly and the wicked.

inherit the earth ; and they that be cursed A Psalm of David.

of him shall be cut oft. TRET not thyself because of evil doers, ll 23 The steps of a good man are or

T neither be thou envious against the dered by the LORD : and he delighteth workers of iniquity.

in his way. 2 For they shall soon be cut down 24 Though he fall, he shall not be itlike the grass, and wither as the green terly cast clown: for the Lord opholdherb.

eth him with his hand. 3 Trust in the LORT), and do goodl; 1 25 I have been young, and 10739 am so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily l old; yet have I not seen the righteous thou shalt be fed.

forsaken, nor his seed begging bread. 4 Delight thyself also in the LORD;' 26. lie is ever merciful, and lendeth ; and he shall give thee the desires of thine I and lis sece is blesseci. heart.

27 Depart from evil, and do good; and 5 Commit thy way unto the LORD ; dwell for evermore. trust also in him; and he shall bring is 28 For the Lord loreth judgment, to pass.

and forsaketh not his saints ; they are @ And he shall bring forth thy right. I preserved for ever: but the seed of the eousness as the light, anci thy judgincnt as wicked shall be cut ofl. the noon-day.

29 Therighteous sliall inherit the land, 7 Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently and dwell therein for ever. for him : fret not thyself because of him 30 The mouth of the righteous speakwho prospereth in his way, because of eth wisdom, and liis tongue talketh of the man who bringeth wicked devices to I judgment. pass.

31 The law of lis God is in his heart; 8 Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: none of his steps shall slide. fret not thyself in any wisc to do evil. 32 The wicked watcheth the righteous,

9 For evil doers shall be cut off: but and seeketh to slay him.

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