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

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

10 For he seeth that wise men die, likeA Song and Psalm for the sons of Korah. I wise the fool and the bratish person perish,

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 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, O 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 mount Zion rejoice, let the daugh- his soul: and men will praise thee, when ters of Judah be glad, because of thy thou dioest 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 Mis order to gather saints. 7 The ever : he will be our guide even 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 Asaplı. of the resurrection, not on worldly pow- THE

HE mighty God, even the LORD, er, bút on God. 16 Worldly prosperi- 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, HEA

EAR this, all ye people; give ear, all God hath shined. 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 : || judge his people. I will open my dark saying upon the harp. 5 Gather my 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- O Israel, and I will testify against thee: I deem his brother, nor give to God a ran- am Gol, even thy God. som for him :

8 I will not reprove thee for thy sacra8 (For the redemption of their soul is fices or thy burnt-offerings, to have been precious, and it ceaseth for ever:) continually before me.

eousness.

474 David's firayer for stirictificatióst. PSALMŠ. He furophesicth Doeg'sdest ruction,

9 I will take no bullock out of thy 6 Behold, thou desirest truth in the inhouse, nor he-goats out of thy felds. ward parts: and in the hidden part thau

10 For every beast of the forest is mine, shalt make me to know wisdom. and the cattle upon a thousand hills. 7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be

11 I know all the fowls of the moun- clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter tains; and the wild beasts of the field are than snow. mine.

8 Make me to lar joy and gladness; 12 If I were hungry, I would not tell that the bones which thou hast broken thee: for the world is mine, and the ful- inay rejoice. dess thereof.

9 Hide thy face from my sins, and blot 1 Will I eat the flesh of bulls, or drink out all mine iniquities. the blool of goats ?

10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; 14 Offer unto God thanksgiving; and and renew a right spirit within me. pay thy vows unto the Most High :

11 Cast me not away from thy presence; 15 And call upon me in the day of trou- and take not ihy holy spirit from me. ble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt 12 Restore unto me the joy of thy salglorify me.

vation ; and uphold me with thy free 16 But unto the wicked God saith, spirit. What hast thon to do to declare my stat- 13 Then will I teach transgressors thy utes, or that thou shouldest take my cov- ways; and sinners shall be converted unenant in thy mouth?

to thee. 17 Seeing thou hatcst instruction, and 14 Deliver me from blood-guiltiness, castest my words behind thee.

O God, thou God of my salvation : and 18 When thou sawest a thief, then thou my tongue shall sing aloud of thy right: consentedst with him, and hast been partaker with adulterers.

15 () LORD, open thou my lips; and 19 Thou givest thy mouth to evil, and my mouth shall shew forth thy praise. thy tongue frameth deceit.

16 For thou desirest not sacrifice; else 20 Thou sittest and speakest against thy | would I give it : thou delightest not in brother; thou slanderest thine own moth- burnt-offering. er's son.

17 The sacrifices of God are a broken 21 These things hast thou done, and I spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O kept silence ; thou thoughtest that I was God, thou wilt not despise. altogether such an one as thyself: but I will Do good in thy good pleasure unreprove tliee, and set them in order before to Zion : build thou the walls of Jeruthine eyes.

salem. 22 Now consider this, re that forget 19 Then shalt thou be pleased with the God, lest I tear you in pieces, and there sacrifices of rightcousness, with burnt-ofbe none to deliver.

fering and whole burnt-offering: then shall 23 Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me: they offer bullocks upon thine altar. and to him that ordereth his conversation

PSAL. LII. aright will I shew the salvation of God. 1 David, condemning the spitefulness of PSAL. LI.

Does, prophesieth his destruction. 6 1 David prayeth for remission of sins, The rightcoils shall rejoice at it.

whereof he maketh a deep confission. To the chief Musician, Maschil, A Psalm 6 He prayeth for sanctification. 16 God of David, when Doeg the Edomite came delighteth not in sacrifice, but in sin- and told Saul, and said unto him, David cerity. 18 David firayeth for the

is come to the house of Ahimelech. church.

HY boastest thou thyself in 'misFo the chicf Musician, A Psalm of David, chief, () inighty man? the good

when Nathan the prophet came unto ness of God endureth continually. him, after he had gone in to Bath-sheba. 2 Thy tongue deviseth mischiefs; like AVE mercy upon me, () God, ac- a sharp razor, working deceitfully,

cording to thy loving kindness: ac- 3 Thou lovesteril more than good; and Cording unto the multitude of thy tender | lving rather than to speak righteousness. mercies blot out my transgressions.

Selah. ? Wash me throughly from mine in- 4 Thou lovest all devouring words, iquity, and cleanse nie from my sin.

thou deceitful tongue. 3 For I acknowledge my transgress- 5 God shall likevise destroy thee for ions : and my sin is ever before me. ever, he shall take thee away, and pluck

4 Against thee, the only, have I sinned, thee out of thy dwelling-place, and root and done this evil in thy sight: that thou | thee out of the land of the living. Semightest be justified when thou speakest, lah. and be clear when thou judgest.

6 The righteous also shall see, and fear, 5 Behold, I was shapen in iniqnity; and and shall laugh at him : in sin did my mother conceive me..

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David complaineth of, and PSALMS. prayeth against, his enemies. 475 God his strength; but trusted in the a

PSAL. LV. bundance of his riches, and strengthened 1 David in his prayer comhlaineth of his himself in his wickedness.

fearful case. 9 He prayeth against his 8 But I am like a green olive-tree in enemies, of whose wickednessand treachthe house of God : I trust in the mercy of ery he complaineth. 16 He com forteth God for ever and ever.

himself in God's preservation of him, 9 I will praise thee for ever, because and confusion of his enemics. thou hast done it : and I will wait on thy To the chief Musician on Neginoth, Masname ; for it is good before thy saints.

chil, A Psalm of David. PSAL. LIII.. 1 David describeth the corruption ofanat

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hide not thyself from my supplication. ural man. 4. He convinceth the wicked 2 Attend unto me, and hear me: I by the light of their own conscience. 6 mourn in my complaint, and make a noise;

He glorieth in the salvation of God. 3 Because of the voice of the enemy, To the chief Musician upon Mahalath, because of the oppression of the wicked

Maschil, A Psalm of David. for they cast iniquity upon me, and in "HE fool hath said in his heart, There wrath they hate me. is

4 My heart is sore pained within me : have done abominable iniquity : there is and the terrors of death are fallen upon none that doeth good.

2 God looked down from heaven upon 5 Fearfulness and trembling are come the children of men, to see if there were upon me, and horror hath overwhelmed any that did understand, that did seek God.

6 And I said, Oh that I had wings like 3 Every one of them is gone back : a dove! for then would I fly away, and they are altogether become filthy ; there be at rest. is none that doeth good, no, not one.

7 Lo, then would I wander far off, and 4 Have the workers of iniquity no remain in the wilderness. Selah. knowledge? who eat up my people as 8 I would hasten my escape from the they eat bread : they have not called up- windy storm and tempest. on God.

9 Destroy, () LORD, and divide their 5 There were they in great fear, where | tongues : for I have seen violence and no fear was : for God hath scattered the strike in the city: bones of him that encampeth against thee: 10 Day and night they go about it thou hast put them to shame, because God upon the walls thereof : mischief also and hath despised them.

sorrow are in the midst of it. 6 Oh that the salvation of Israel were 11 Wickedness is in the midst thereof: come out of Zion! when God bringeth || deceit and guile depart not from her back the captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice, and Israel shall be glad. 12 For it was not an enemy that rePSAL. LIV.

proached me; then I could have borne 1 David, complaining ofthe Ziphims, fray- it : neither was it he that hated me that

eth for salvation. 4 Upon his confidence | did magnify himself against me ; then I in God's help, he promiseth sacrifice. would have hid myself from him : To the chief Musician on Neginoth, Mas- 13 But it was thou, a man mine equal, chil, A Psalm of David, when the Ziph- | my guide, and mine acquaintance. ims came and said to Saul, Doth not 14 We took sweet counsel together, David hide himself with us ?

and walked unto the house of God in AVE me, () God, by thy name, and company: judge me by thy strength.

15 Let death seize upon them, and let 2 Hear my prayer, O God; give ear to them go down quick into hell: for wickthe words of my mouth.

edness is in their dwellings, and among 3 For strangers are risen up against me, them. and oppressors seek after my soul : they 16 As for me, I will call upon God: have not set God before them. Selah. and the LORD shall save me.

4 Behold, God is mine heiper: the 17 Evening, and morning, and at noon, LORD is with them that uphold my will I pray, and cry aloud : and he shall soul.

hear my voice. 5 He shall reward evil unto mine ene- 18 He hath delivered my soul in peace mies ; cut them off in thy truth.

from the battle that was against me : for 6 I will freely sacritice unto thee : I there were many with me. will praise thy name, O LORD ; for it is 19 God shall hear and afflict them, good.

even he that abideth of old. Selah. Be7 For he hath delivered me out of all cause they have no changes, therefore trouble : and mine eye hath seen his de- they fear not God. sire upon mine enemies.

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476 David's confidence in God. PSALMS. He refiroveth the wicked. such as be at peace with him : he hath | will I make my refuge, until these calambroken his covenant.

|| ities be overpast.

1 21 The wards of his mouth weresmooth- 2 I will cry unto God most haigh; unto er than butter, but war was in his heart: || God that performeth all things for me. his words were softer than oil, yet were 3 He shall send from heaven, and save they drawn swords.

me from the reproach of him that would 22 Cast thy burden upon the LORD, swallow me up. Selah. Gerd shall send and he shall sustam thee: he shall never forth his 'mercy and his truth. ' suffer the righteous to be moved. ;

4 My soul is among lions: and I lie 23 But thou, O God, shalt bring them even among them that are set on fire, down into the pit of destruction : blondy I cven the sons of men, whose teeth are and deceitful men shall not live out half spears and arrows, and their tongue a their days ; but I will trust in thee.' sharp sword: ar to it PSAL, LVI.". '

5 Be thou exalted, O God, above the 1 David praying 10 God in confidence of heavens ; let thy glory be above all the

his word, complaineth of his enemiti, l, earth. 9 He profisseth his confidence in God's 6 They have prepared a net for word, and promiseth to praise him. my steps ; my soul is bowed down : To the chief Musician upon Jonath-elem- they have digged a pit before me, into

rechokim, Michtam of David, when the midst whereof they are fallen them

the Philistines took him in Gath. selves. Selah. DE merciful unto me,' God: for 7 My heart is fixed, o God, my heart I man would swallow me up; he fight is fixed: I will sing and give praise. ing daily oppresseth me.

8 Awake up, my glory ; awake, psal2 Mine enemies would daily swallow | tery and harp: I myself will awake early. me up: for thru be many that fight against 9 I will praise thee, O LORD, among me, O thou Most High

the people : I will sing unto thee among 3 What time I am afraid, I will trust | the nations. in thee.

10 For thy mercy is great unto the 4 In God I will praise his word, in || heavens, and thy truth unto the clouds. God I have put my trust; I will not fear | 11 Be thou exalted, O God, above the what flesh can do unto me.

heavens: let thy glory be above all the 5 Every day they wrest my words: all | earth. their thoughts are against me for evil.

· PSAL. LVIII. 6 They gather themselves together, || 1 David reproveth wicked judges, 3 dethey hide themselves, they mark my scribeth the nature of the wicked, 6 and steps, when they wait for my soul.

devotcih them to God's judgments, 10 Ť Shall they escape by iniquity in I whereat the righteous shall rejoice. thine anger cast down the people, o God. || To the chief Musician, Al-taschith, 8 Thou tellest my wanderings : put

Michtam of David. thou my tears into thy bottle: are they Il n ove indeed speak righteousness, O not in thy book?

U congregation? do ye judge uprightenemies turn back : this I know ; for 1 2 Yea, in heart ye work wickedness ; God is for me.

ve weigh the violence of your hands in 10 In God will I praise his word: in the earth. the Lord will I praise his word.

3 The wicked are estranged from the 11 In God have I put my trust: I will l womb: they go astray as soon as they be not be afraid what man can do unto me. | born, speaking lies.

12 Thy vows are upon me, () God : 4 Their poison is like the poison of a I will render praises unto thee.

serpent: they are like the deaf adder that 13 For thou hast delivered my soul stoppeth her ear; from death : wilt not thon deliver my | 5 Which will not hearken to the voice feet from falling, that I may walk before of charmers, charming never so wisely. God in the light of the living?

6 Break their teeth, o God, in their PSAL. LVII.

mouth : break out the great teeth of the

young lions, O LORD. complaineth of his dangerous case. 7 Let them melt away as waters alrich 7 He encourageth himself to praise run continually : when he bendeth his God.

bow to shoot his arrows, let them be as To the chief Musician, Al-taschith, Mich cut in pieces.

tam of David, when he fled from Saul 8 As a snail which melteth, let every in the cave.

one of them pass away : like the untimely D E merciful unto me, O God, be mer- birth of a woman, that they may not see D ciful unto me: for my soul trusteth the sun. in thee : yea, in the shadow of thy wings II 9 Before your pots can feel the thiorres

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David complaineth of his enemies PSALMS. eruelty and former judgmerils. 477 he shall take them away as with a whirl- 17 Unto thee, O my strength, will I wind, both living, and in his wrath. sing: for God is my defence, and the

10 The righteous shall rejoice when he God of my mercy. seeth the vengeance : he shall wash his

PSAL. LX. feet in the blood of the wicked.

1 David, complaining 10 God of former 11 So that a man shall say, Verily there judgment, 4 now upon briler hope is a reward for the righteous : verily he prayeth for deliverance. 5 Comforting is a God that judgeth in the earth.

himself in God's promises, he craveth PSAL, LIX.

that help whereon he trusteth. 1 David firayeth to be delivered from his To the chief Musician upon Shushan

enemies. 6. He complaineth of their cru- eduth, Michtam of David, to teach; elty. 8 He trusteth in God. 11 He pray- when he strove with Aram-naharaim eh against them. 16 He praiseth God. and with Aram-zobah, when Joab reTo the chief Musician, Al-taschith, Mich- turned, and smote of Edom in the val

tam of David ; when Saw sent, and ley of salt twelve thousand. they

scattered us, thou hast been displeasmy God : defend me from them ed; () turn thyself to us again. that rise up against me.

2 Thou hast made the earth to trem2 Deliver me from the workers of in- ble; thou hast broken it: lieal the breachiquity, and save me from bloody med. es thereof ; for it shaketh.

3 For lo, they lie in wait for my soul ; 3 Thou hast shewed thy people hard the mighty are gathered against me ; things : thou hast made us to drink the not for my transgression, nor for my sin, wine of astonishment. O LORD:

4 Thou hast given a banner to them 4 They run and prepare themselves that fear thee, that it may be displayed without my fault: awake to help me, and because of the truth. Selah. behold.

5 That thy beloved may be delivered ; 5 Thou therefore, () LORD God of save with thy right hand, and hear me. hosts, the God of Israel, awake to visit ali 6 God hath spoken in his holiness; I the heathen : be not merciful to any will rejoice, I will divide Shechem, and wicked transgressors. Selah.

mete out the valley of Succoth. 6 They return at evening : they make 7 Gilead is mine, and Manasseh is a noise like a dog, and go round about mine ; Ephraim also is the strength of the city.

mine head; Judalı is my lawgiver; 7 Behold, they belch out with their 8 Moab is my washpot ; over Edom will mouth : swords are in their lips: for I cast out my shce : Philistia, triumph who, tay thry, doth hear?

hou because of me. 8 But thou, O LORD, shalt laugh at 9 Who will bring me into the strong them; thou shalt have all the heathen in city? who will lead me into Edom? derision.

10 Wilt not thou, O God, which hadst 9 Because of his strength will I wait cast us off? and thou, O God, which didst upon thee: for God is my defence. not go out with our armies?

10 The God of my mercy shall pre- 11 Give us lielp from trouble: for vain vent me: God shall let me see my desire is the help of man. upon mine enemies.

12 Through God we shall do valiantly: 11 Slay them not, lest my people for- for he it is that shall treacl down cul eneget : scaiter them by thy power; and mies. bring them down, () LORD our shield.

PSAL. LXI. 12 For the sin of their mouth and the1 David fieeth to God upon his former words of their lips let them even be taken experience. 4. He vorveth perpetual in their pricle: and for cursing and lying service unto him because of his promisce. which they speak.

To the chief Musician upon Neginali, 13 Consume them in wrath, consume

A Psalm of David.

EAR know God ruleth in Jacob unto the my prayer. ends of the earth. Selah.

2 From the end of the earth will I cry 14 Aud at evening let them return; unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmand let them make a noise like a dog, ed: lead me to the rock that is higher and go round about the city.

thian J. 15 Let them wander up and down for 3 For thou hast been a shielter for me, meat, and grudge if they be not satisfied. and a strong tower from the enemy. 16 But I will sing of thy power; yea,

4 I will abide in thy tabernacle for I will sing aloud of thy niercy in the ever: I will trust in the covert of thy morning : for thou hast been my defence wings. Selah. and refuge in the day of my trouble. 5 For thou, O God, last heard my

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