David's complaint. .


The vanity of life. 469 33 The LORD will not leave him in and I was as a dumb man that openeth his hand, nor condemn him when he is not his mouth. judged.

14 Thus I was as a man that heareth 34 Wait on the LORD, and keep his not, and in whose mouth are no reproofs. way, and he shall exalt thee to inherit | 15 For in thee, () LORD, do I hope : the land : when the wicked are cut off, thou wilt hear, O Lord my God. thou shalt see it.

16 For I said, Hear me, lest otherwise 35 I have seen the wicked in great they should rejoice over me : when my power, and spreading himself like a green | foot slippeth, they magnify themselves hay tree.

against me. S6 Yet he passed away, and lo, he was 17 For I am ready to halt, and my not: yea, I sought him, but he could not sorrow is continually before me. be found.

18 For I will declare mine iniquity ; 37 Mark the perfect man, and behold I will be sorry for my sin. the upright : for the end of that man is 19 But mine enemies are lively, and peace.

they are strong: and they that hate me 38 But the transgressors shall be de-wrongfully are multiplied. stroyed together : the end of the wicked 20 They also that render evil for good shall be cut off.

are mine adversaries ; because I follow 39 But the salvation of the righteous is the thing that good is. of the LORD ; he is their strength in the 21 Forsake me not, O LORD: O my time of trouble.

Gord, be not far from me. 40 And the Lord shall help them, and 22 Make haste to help me, O Lord deliver them: he shall deliver them from my salvation. the wicked, and save them, because they

PSAL. XXXIX. trust in him

| 1 David's care of his thoughts. 4. His PSAL. XXXVIII.

consideration of the brevily and r'unity David moveth God to take compassion of of lifi. 7 Reverence of God's judghis pitiful case.

menis, 10 his firayer, c. A Psalm of David, to bring to remem- || Tothe chief Musician, even to Jeduthun, brance.

A Psalm of David.
LORD, rebuke me not in thy wrath: | T SAID, I will take heed to my wars,

neither chasten me in thy hot dis I that I sin not with my tongue: I will plcasure.

keep my mouth with a bridle, while the 2 For thine arrows stick fast in me, wicked is before me. and thy hand presseth me sore.

2 I was dumb with silence, I held my 3 There is no soundness in my flesh be I peace, even from good ; and my sorrow cause of thine anger ; neither is there any was stirrell. rest in my bones because of my sin. # 3 My heart was hot within me, while

4 For mine iniquities are gone over I was musing the fire burned : 1hion spake mine head : as an heavy burden they are I with my tongue. too heavy for me.

4 LOND, make me to know mine end, 5 My wounds stink, and are corrupt and the measure of my days, what it is a because of my foolishness.

that I may know how frail I am. 6 I am troublecl ; I am bowed down 5 Behoid, thou hast made my days as greatly ; I go mourning all the day anhandbreadth; and mine age is as nolialong

ing before thee: verily every man at his - 7 For my loins are filled with a loath- best state is altogether vanity. Selah. some disease: and there is no soundness 6 Surely every man walketh in a vain in my flesh.

shew : surely they are disquieted in vain : 8 I am feeble and sore broken: I have he heapeth up riches, and knoweth not roared by reason of the disquietness of who shall gather them. my heart,

7 And now, LORD, what wait I for? 9 LORD, all my desire is before thee; ! my hope is in thee. and my groaning is not hid from thee. I 8 Deliver mefrom all my transgressions:

10 My heart panteth, my strength fail- make me not the reproach of the foolish, eth me: as for the light of mine eyes, it 9 I was dumo), I opened not my mouth; also is gone from me.

I because thou didst it. 11 My lovers and my friends stand 10 Remove thy stroke away from me: I aloof from my sore ; and my kinsmenem consumed by the blow of thine hand. stand afar off.

11 When thou with rebukes dost co!'12 They also that seek after my life rect man for iniquity, thou makest his lay shares for me : and they that seek my beauty to consume away like a moth: hurt speak mischievous things, and imag surely every man is vanity. Selah. ine deceits all the day long.

12 Heariny prarer, () LORD, and give 13 But I, as a deaf man, heard not; ! ear unto my cry; hold not thy peace at


470 Of trusting in God. PSALMS. . God's care of the proor. my tears: for I am a stranger with thee, 1 salvation say continually, the LORD be and a sojourner, as all my fathers were. | magnified.

13 0) spare me, that I may recover | 17 But I am poor and necdy; yet the strength, before I go hence, and be no LORD thinketh upon me : thou art my more.

help and my deliverer ; make no tarryPSAL. XL.

ing, O my God. 1 The benefit of confidence in God. 6

PSAL. XLI. Obedience is the best sacrifice. 11 The i 1 God's care of the poor. 5 David coinsense of David's evila inflameth liis) plaint th of his enemies arcacheri. piraucr.

1 To the chief Musician, A Psalm of Darid. Tothé chicf Musician, A Psalm of David. PLESSED is be that considereth the T WAITED patiently for the LORD; D poor: the LORD will deliver him in I and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.

2 The LORD will preserve him, and 2 He brought me up also out of an | keep him alive, and he shall be blessed horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and upon the earth : and thou wilt not deliver set my feet upon a rock, and established || him into the will of his enemies. my goings,

· 3 The LORD will strengthen him upon 3 And he hath put a new song in my ll the bed of languishing : thou wilt make mouth, even praise unto our God: many all his bed in his sickness. shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the 4. I said, LORD, be merciful unto me: LORD.

heal my soul; for I have sinned against 4 Blessed is that man that maketh the thee. LORD his trust, and respecteth not the 5 Mine enemics speak evil of me, When proud, bor such as turn aside to lies. shall he die, and his name perish.

5 Many, O Lord my God, are thy won- 6 And if he come to see me, he speakclerful works which thou hast done, and thy | eth vanity: his heart gathereth iniquity to thonglits which are to us-ward : they can itself; when he goeth abroad, he telleth i'. not be reckoned up in order unto thee: if 7 All that hate me whisper together aI would declare and speak of them, they gainst me: against me do they dev ise my are more than can be numbered.

hurt. 6 Sacrifice and offering thou didst not 8 An evil disease, say they, cleareth desire ; mine cars hast thou opened : | fast unto him: and now that he lieth he burnt-offering and sin-offering hast thou shall rise up no more. not required.

9 Yea, mine own familiar friend, in 7 Then said I, LO, I come: in the vol | whom I trusted, which did eat of my ume of the book it is written cf me, bread, hath lified up his heel against me.

8 I delight to do thy will, () my God: 10 But thou, () Lord, be merciful unrea, thy law is within my heart.

to me, and raise me up, that I may re9 I have preached righteousness in the quite them. great congregation : lo, I have not rel 11 By this I know that thou favourest trained my lips, O LORD), tlou knowest. me, because mine enemy doth not tri

10 I have not hird thy righteousness | umph over me. within my heart; I have declared thy! 12 And as for me, thou uploldest me faithfulness and thy salvation: I have not ll in mine integrity, and settest me before concealed tlıy loving kindness and thy thy face for ever. truth from the great congregation.

13 Blessed be the LORD God of Israel 11 Withhold not thou thy tender mer- from everlasting, and to everlasting Acies from me, O LORD: let thy loving | uen, and Amen. kindness and thy truth continually pre

PSAL. XLII. serre me.

11 David's zeatro serve God in the temple. 12 For innumerable erils have com- | 5 He encourageth his soul to trust in Gord. passed me about: mine iniquities have To the chief Musician, Maschil, for the taken hold upon me, so that I am not able i

sons of Korah. to look up; they are more than the hairs or A S the hart panteth after the water mine head: therefore my heart faileth me. I brooks, so panteth my soul after

13 Be pleased, O LORD, to deliver me: thee, O God. O Lord, make haste to heip me.

2 My soul thirsteth for God, for the 14 Let them be asianed and confound living God: when shall I come and aped together that seek after my soul to de- l pear before God? stroy it ; let them be driven backward | 3 My tears have been my meat day ankl put to shame that wish me evil. ll and night, while they continually say

15 Let them bed salate for a reward of || unto me, Where is thy Gol? their shame that say unto me, Aha, aha. i 4 When I remember these things, I

16 Let all those Sint seek thee rejoice 'l pour out my soul in me: for I had gone and be glad in thicc: let such irs love tiny l with the pultitude, I went with them to

David encourageth his sail. PSALMS. The church's complaint. 471 the house of God, with the voice of jou ll then with thy hand, and plantedst them; and praise, with a multitude that kept horu thou didst afilict the people, and case holy-day.

them out. 5 Why art the cast down, O my soul ? || 3 For they got not the land in possession and why art thou disquieted in me? hope by their own sword, neither did their thou in God: for I shall yet praise him own arın save them: but thy right hand, for the help of his countenance.

and thine arm, and the light of thy coun6() my God, my soul is cast down tenance, because thou hadst a favour unta within me : therefore will I remember them. thee from the land of Jordan, and of the 4 Thou art my King, O God: command Hermonites, from the hill Mizar.

deliverances for Jacob. 7 Deep calleth unto deep at the noise 5 Through thee will we push down of thy water-spouts; all thy waves and our erremies: through thy name we will thy billows are gone over me.

treacl them under that rise up against us. 8 Yet the LORD will command his lov 6 For I will not trust in my bow, neiing-kindness in the day-time, and in the ther shall my sword sure me. night his song shall be with me, and my 7 But thou hast saved us from our enepraver unto the God of my life.

mies, and hast put them to shame that. 9 I will say unto God my rock, Why I hated us. hast thou forgotten me? why go I mourn-1 8 In God we boast all the day long, and ing because of the oppression of the en- praise thy name for ever. Selalı. emy.

9 but thou hast cast off, and pu: us to 10 As with a sword in my bones, mine | shame; and goest not forth withourarmies. enemies reproach me ; while they say 10 Thou makest us to turn back from, daily unto me, Where is thy God? the enemy : and they which hate us

ii Why ait thou cast down, Ony soul? spoil for themselves. and wliy art thou disquieted within me? 11 Thou hast given us like sheep aphope thou in God : foi I shall ret praise il pointed for meat; and hast scittiered us him, who is the health of my countenance, among the heathen. and my God.

12 Thon sellest thy people for nought, PSAL. XLIII.

and dost not increase thy Wealth by their 1 David, praying to be restored to the price. temfile, promiseth to serve God joy. 13 Thou makest us a reproach to our fully. 5 He (acourageth his soul to li neighbours, a scorn and a derision to them trust in God.

that are rounci about us. TUDGE me, o God, and plead my cause 1 14 Thou makest us a by-word among J against an ungodly nation : O deliver the heathen, a shaking of the head amous me from the deceitful and just ma:). ll the people.

2 For thou art the Goxi ofiny strength : 15 My confusion is continually lyiore why dost thou cast me oit? why go Imc, and the shame of my face hath cormourning because of the oppression of ered me, the enemy?

16 For the voice of him that reproch3 0 send out thy light and thy truth : eth and blasphemethi; by reason of the let them lead me; let them bring me un- eneiny and avenger: to thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles. 17 All this is come upon us; yet have

4 Then will I go unto the altar of we not forgoties thes, neither le we God, unto God my exceeding joy : yea, ll dealt falsely in the covenant. upon the harp will I praise thee, O God 18 Our heart is net tuurnesit back, neither my God.

| have our stes declined from the way ; 5 Why art thou cast down, O my soul!! 19 Though thou hast sore broken us in and why art thou disquited within ne? the place of dragons, and covered us with hope in Gol: tor I shall vei praise hini, the shadow of death. wla is the health of my comtenance, and | 20 If we have furrctten the naine of my Guxl.

lour God, or stretched out our hands to PSAL. XLIV.

Ta strange goul; 1 The church, in meillory of former fa- 1 21 Shall not God search this out? for

vours, 9 com laineth of her present | he knoweih the secrets of the heart. evils: 17 profissing hir inigritu, 24 22 Yea, for: tis sako are we kiled all

che fervenily prayeth for succour the day long ; we are countei as sheep To the chief Musician for the sons of for the saighter. Korah, Maschil.

23 Awake, wly sleepest thou, O Lord? V E have heard with our ears, () God, arise, cast is 1000 for ever.

V our fathers have told us, Trincat 24 Wherefore wesi thon thy face', work thou didst in their days, in the ad forgettest our affliction and our optimes of old.

pression ? 2 How thou didst dire out the hea - 1 25 For our soul is bowed down to this

472 The grace of Christ's kingdom. PSALMS. The church's confidence in God. dust : our belly cleaveth unto the earth.

PSAL. XLVI. 26 Arise for our help, and redeem us, 1 The confidence which the church hath for thy mercies sake.

in God. 8 An exhortation to behold PSAL. XLV.

his works. 1 The majesty and grace of Christ's To the chief Musician for the sons of

kingdom. 10 The duty of the church, i Korah, A Song upon Alamoth. and the benefits thereof.

COD is our refuge and strength, a very To the chief Musician upon Shoshannim, o present help in trouble.

for the sons of Korah, Maschil, A Song 2 Therefore will not we fear, though of loves.

. the earth be removed, and though the TUY heart is inditing a good matter:Imountains be carried into the midst of I speak of the things which I have the sea; made touching the king : my tongue is 1 3 Though the waters thereof roar and the pen of a ready writer.

be troubled, though the mountains shake 2 Thou art fairer than the children of with the swelling thereof. Selah. men: grace is poured into thy lips: there- 4 There is a river, the streams wherefore God hath blessed thee for ever. of shall make glad the city of God, the

3 Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O holy place of the tabernacles of the Most most mighty, with thy glory and thy maj- | High. esty.

5 God is in the midst of her; she shall 4 And in thy majesty ride prosperously not be moved: God shall help her, and because of truth and meekness and right- | that right early. cousness; and thy right hand shall teach 6 The heatlien raged, the kingdoms thce terrible things.

were moved: he uttered his voice, the 5 Thine arrows are sharp in the heart of earth melted. the king's enemies; whereby the people 7 The LORD of hosts is with us ; the fall under thee.

God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah. o Thy throne, O God, is for ever and 8 Come, behold the works of the ever : the sceptre of thy kingdom is a LORD, what desolations he hath made in right sceptre.

the earth. 7 Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest || 9 He maketh wars to cease unto the wickedness : therefore God, thy God, end of the earth; he breaketh the bow, hath anointed thee with the oil of glad- and cutteth the spear in sunder ; le burnness above thy fcllows.

eth the chariot in the fire. 8 All thy garments emell of myrrh, and 10 Be still, and know that I am God: aloes, and cassia, cut of the ivory palaces, | I will be exalted among the heathen, I whereby they have made thee glad. will be exalted in the earth.

9 King's daughters were among thy 11 The Lord of hosts is with us ; the honourable wonien: upon thy right hand | God of Jacob is our refugc. Selalı. did stand the queen in gold of Ophir.

PSAL. XLVII. 10 Hearken, O daughter, and consider, il The nations are exhorted cheerfully to and incline thine ear; forget also thine entertain the kingdom of Christ. own people, and thy father's house ; To the chief Musician, A Psalm for the 11 So shall the king greatly desire thy 11

sons of Korah. beauty : for he is thy lord; and worship in CLAP your hands, all ye people ; thou him.

U shout unto God with the voice of 12 And the daughter of Tyre shall be triumph. there with a gift ; even the rich among! 2 For the Lord most high is terrible ; the people shall entreat thy favour. || he is a great king over all the cartlı.

13 The king's daughter is all glori- ! 3 He shall subdue the people under us, ous within : her clothing is of wrought and the nations wider our feet. gold.

4 He shall choose our inheritance for 14 She shall be brought unto the king us, the excellency of Jacob whom he lorin raiment of needle-work : the virgins | ed. Selah. her companions that follow her shall be 5 God is gone up with a shout, the brought unto thee.

LORD with the sound of a trumpet. 15 With gladness and rejoicing shall! 6 Sing praises to God, sing praises : sing they be brongit: they shall enter into the praises unto our King, sing praises. king's palace.

. 7 For God is the king of all the earth : 16 Instead of thy father's shall be thy | sing ye praises with understanding. children, whom thou mayest make princes 8 Gocl reigneth over the heathen: God in all the earth.

I sitteih upon the throne of his holiness. 17 I will make thy name to be re- ! 9 The princes of the people are gathered membered in all generativns: therefore, ther, rven the people of the Gori of shall the people praise thee for ever and il livellia!? : tur the slicies of the curtirbeevei.

licuiry into Goi: he is greatly exaltcd.

Ornaments of the churcios PSALMS. God's majesty in the church. 473 PSAL. XLVIII.

u 9 That he should still live for ever, and The ornaments and privileges of the l not see corruption. church.

10 For he seeth that wise men die, likeA Song and Psalm for the sons of Korah. wise the fool and the bratish person perish, CREAT is the LORD, and greatly to be and leave their wealth to others.

U praised in the city of our God, in 11 Their inward thought is, that their the mountain of his holiness.

| houses shall continue for ever, and their 2 Beautiful for situation, the joy of the dwelling places to all generations ; they whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides call their lands after their own names. of the north, the city of the great King. 12 Nevertheless man being in honour

3 God is known in her palaces for a | abideth not : he is like the beasts that refuge.

perish. 4 For lo, the kings were assembled, 13 This their way is their folly: yet their they passed by together.

posterity approve their sayings. Selah. 5 They saw it, and so they marvelled; || 14 Like sheep they are laid in the grave; they were troubled, and hasted away, death shall feed on them; and the upright

6 Fear took hold upon them there, and shall have dominion over them in the pain, as of a woman in travail.

morning; and their beauty shall consume . 7 Thou breakest the ships of Tarshish il in the grave from their dwelling. with an east wind.

15 But God will redeem my soul from 8 As we have heard, so have we seen the power of the grave : for he shall rein the city of the LORD of hosts, in the ceive me. Selah. city of our God: God will establish it for 16 Be not thou afraid when one is ever. Selah.

made rich, when the glory of his house is 9 We have thought of thy loving-kind increased; ness, O God, in the midst of thy temple. 17 For when he dieth he shall carry

10 According to thy name, ó God, so nothing away: his glory shall not descend ** thy praise unto the ends of the earth : after him. thy right hand is full of righteousness. | 18 Though while he lived he blessed

11 Let mountZion rejoice, let the daugh- || his soul: and men will praise thee, when ters of Judah be glad, because of thy thou doest well to thyself. judgments.

19 He shall go to the generation of his 12 Walk about Zion, and go round fathers; they shall never see light. about her : tell the towers thereof.

20 Man that is in honour, and under13 Mark ye well her bulwarks, consid- standeth not, is like the bcasts that perish. er her palaces; that ye may tell it to the

PSAL. L. generation following.

1 The majesty of God in the church. 5 14 For this God is our God for ever and || His order to gather saints. 7 The ever: he will be our guide oven unto death. pleasure of God is not in ceremonies PSAL. XLIX.

14 but in sincerity of obedience. 1 An earnest persuasion to build the faith

A Psalm of Asaph.. of the resurrection, not on worldly pow THE mighty God, even the LORD, er, bút on God. 16 Worldly prosperi I hath spoken, and called the earth ty is not to be admired.

from the rising of the sun unto the going To the chief Musician, A Psalm for the down thereof. sons of Korah.

2 Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, L EAR this, all ye people; give ear, all God hath shined. 11 ye inhabitants of the world :

3 Our God shall come, and shall not. 2 Both low and high, rich and poor, keep silence : a fire shall devour before together.

him, and it shall be very tempestuous. 3 My mouth shall speak of wisdom ; round about him. and the meditation of my heart shall be 4 He shall call to the heavens from, of understanding.

above, and to the earth, that he may 4 I will incline mine ear to a parable: l judge his people. I will open my dark saying upon the harp. 15 Gather ny saints together unto me;

5 Wherefore should I fear in the days those that have made a covenant with me of evil, when the iniquity of my heels by sacrifice. shall compass me about?

6 And the heavens shall declare his 6 They that trust in their wealth, and righteousness : for God is judge himself. boast themselves in the multitude of their || Selah. riches;

7 Hear, O my people, and I will speak; 7 None of them can by any means re- | Israel, and I will testify against thee: I deem his brother, nor give to God a ran- | am God, even thy God. som for him:

8 I will not reprove thee for thy sacri8 (For the redemption of their soul is fices or thy burnt-offerings, to have been precious, and it ceageth for ever:) Il continually before me.

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