434 Davičo frayer för särctificatiori. PSALMS. Hefirophesicth Doeg's dest ruction,

9 I will take no bullock out of thy it 6 Behold, thou desirest truth in the inhouse, nor he-goats out of thy folds. ward parts; and in the bidden part thai

10 For every beast of the forest is mine, shalt make me to know wisdom. and the cattle upon a thousand hills. 17 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 liar 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 nav rejoice. jess 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 blood 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 thce, 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, 11 spirit. What hast thou 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 hatest instruction, and 14 Deliver me from blood-guiltiness, castest my words behind thee.

() Gol, thou God of my salvation ; and 18 When thou sa west a thief, then thou my tongue shall sing aloud of thy right consentedst with him, and hast been par eousness. taker with adulterers.

15 0 LORD, open thou my lips; and 19 Thou givest thy mouth to evil, and my mouth sliall shew forth thy praise. thy tongue frameth deccit.

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 1 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 18 Do good in thy good pleasure unreprove tlice, 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. Hi 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 confession. To the chief Musician, Maschil, A Psalna 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 prayeth for the is come to the house of Ahimelech. church.

W HY boastest thou thyself in misFo the chief Musician, A Psalm of David, W chief, () mighty man? the good

when Nathan the prophet came into ness of God endureth continually.

him, after he had gone in to Bath-sheba. | 2 Thy tongue deviseth mischiefs; like L AVE mercy upon me, () God, ac- a sharp razor, working deceitfully,

I cording to thy loving-kindness: ac- 3 Thou lovest evil inore than good; and Cording unto the multitude of thy tender lving rather than to speak righteousness. mercies blot out my transgressions. Selah.

2 Waslı 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 likewise destroy thee for ions : and my sin is ever before me. ever, he shall take thee away, and pluck

4 Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, thee out of thy dwelling-place, and root and done this evil in tiny sight: that thou thee out of the land of the living. Semiglitest be justitied when thou speakest, || lah. and be clear when thou judgest 10 6 The righteous also shall see, and fear,

5 Behold, I was shapen in inignity; and land shall laugh at him ; in sin did my mother conceive me.. u 7 Lo, this is the man that made not

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 prcscrvation of him, 9 I will praise thee for ever, because 11 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..

r IVE ear to my prayer, () God; and 1 David describeth the corruption ofanat U 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, ll because of the oppression of the wicked :

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

1 is no God. Corrupt are they, and 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.

me. 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 me. God.

# 6 And I said, Oh that I had wings like 3 Every one of them is gone back : 1 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 strife 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 streets. 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 of the Zipihims,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 1 14 We took sweet counsel together, David hide himself with us?

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

15 Let death seize upon them, and let 2 Hear my prayer, () 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 helper: thc || 17 Evening, and morning, and at noon, LORD is with them that uphold my i will I pray, and cry aloud : and he shall

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 sacrifice unto thee: I there were many with me. will praise thy name, O LORD ; for it is 19 God shall hear and afflict them,

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. : 21 The words of his mouth were smooth- 2 I will cry unto God most high ; 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.

22 Cast thy burden upon the LORD, swallow me up. Selah. Ged shall send and he shall sustam tliee : he shall never | forth his mercy and his truth. suffer the righieous 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 destruciion: bloody Icven the sons of men, whose teeth arc and deceitful men shall not live out lialf || spears and arrows, and their tongue a their days ; but I will trust in thee.

sharp sword: PSAL. LVI.

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

his word, complaineth of his enemies. I, 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. i DE merciful unto me, () God : for 7 My heart is fixed, O God, my heart

U 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 eally. me up: for they be many that fight against | 9 I will praise thee, O Lord, among me, 0 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 I 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 dea they hide themselves, they mark my scribeth the nature of the wicked, 6 and steps, when they wait for my soul.

devoteth them to God's judgments, 10 7 Shall they escape by iniquity ? in 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 In ve indeed speak righteousness, O not in thy book?

congregation? do ye judge upright9 When I cry unto thee, then shall mine | ly, () ye sons of men ? enemics turn back : 'this I know ; for | 2 Yea, in heart ye work wickedness ; God is for ine.

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

3 The wicked are estranged from the 11 In God have I put my trust : I will womb: they go astray as soon as they be not be afraid what man can do unto me. boin, 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 thou 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, () Gol, in their PSAL. LVII.

mouth : break out the great teeth of the 1 David, in prayer, fleeing unto God, | young lions, O LORD.

complaineth of his dangerous case. 7 Let them melt away as waters which 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 1 8 As a snail which melteth, let every in the cave.

one of them pass away : like the untimely DE 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 il 9 Before your pots can feel the thorris

David complaineth of his enemies PSALMS. cruelty and former judgmerits. 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 non upon betler 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 PSÁL. LIX.

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

enemies. 6 He complaineth of their cru eduth, Michtam of David, to teach; elly. 8 He irusteth in God. 11 He pray- || when he strove with Aram-naharaim

eth aguinst them. 16 He praiseth God. and with Aram-zobah, when Joab reTo the chief Musician, Al-taschith, Mich tunned, and smote of Edom in the val

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

they watched the house to kill him. N ELIVER me from mine enemies, O scattered us, thou hast been displeas

U my God : defend me from themed; () 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: heal the breachiquity, and save me from bloody men, les 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 l will rejoice, I will divide Shechem, and wicked transgressors. Selah.

i mete out the valley of Succoth. 6 They return at evening : they make it 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.

Il mine head; Judalı is my lawgiver; 7 Behold, they belch out with their 8 Moabis my washpot ; over Edom will mouth : swords are in their lips: for cast out my shce : Philistia, triumph who, say 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.

io 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 help 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 : scatter them by thy power; and mies. bring them down, O LORD our shield.

PSAL. LXI. 12 For the sin of their mouth and the 1 David fleeth to God upon his former Words of their lips let them even be taken experience. 4 He voqueth perpetual in their price: and for cursing and lying i 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. them, that they muy not be : and let them i LTEAR my cry, () God; attend unto know that God ruleth in Jacob unto the 11 my prayer. ends of the earth. Selah.

2 Froin 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.

than J. 15 Let them wander up and down for 3 For thou hast been a shelter 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. IL 5 For thou, O God, hast heard my

418 David's confidence in God. PSALMS. He jirayeth for deliverance. Vows: thou hast given me the heritage of 2 To see thy power and the glory. true that fear thy name.

I so as I have seen thee in the sanctuary. 6 Thou wilt prolong the king's life : 3 Because the loving-kindness is better and his years as many generations.

than life, my lips shall praise thee. 7 He shall abide betore God for ever : 4 Thus will I bless thee while I live: I O prepare mercy and truth, which may : will lift up my hands in thy name. preserve him.

5 My soul shall be satisfied as with mar* 8 So will I sing praise unto thy name : row and fatness ; and my mouth shall for ever, that I may daily perform my praise thee with joyful lips : Vows.

* 6 When I remember thee upon my PSAL LXII.

bed, and meditate on thee in the night 1 David professing his confidence in God, i watches.

discourageth his enemies. 5 In the 7 Because thou hast been my help, same confidence he encourageth the therefore in the shadow of thy wings will godly. 9 No trust is to be put in world- I rejoice. ly things. 11 Power and mercy belong i 8 My soul followeth hard after thee : to God.

thy right hand upholdeth me. To the chief Musician, to Jeduthun, 9 But those that seek my soul to deA Psalm of David.

stroy it, shall go into the lower parts of TRULY my soul waiteth upon God: the earth. 1 from him cometh my salvation. 10 They shall fall by the sword: they

2 He only is my rock and my salvation; || shall be a portion for foxes. he is my defence; I shall not be greatly 11 But the king shall rejoice in God; moved.

every one that sweareth by him shall glo3 How long will ye imagine mischief ry: but the mouth of them that speak lies against a man? ye shall be slain all of shall be stopped. you ; as a bowing wall shall ye be, and

PSAL. LXIV. as a tottering fence.

li1 David prayeth for deliverance, com4 They only consult to cast him down plaining of his enemies. 7 He promfrom his excellency: they delight in lies: 1 iseth himself to see such an evident they bless with their isouth, but they destruction of them that the righteous curse inwardly. Selah.

ll shall rejoice at it. 5 My soul, wait thou only upon God; | To the chief Musician, A Psalm of Dafor my expectation is from him.

vid. 6 He only is my rock and my salvation: ! LEAR my voice, O God, in my he is my defence; I shall not be moved. | 11 praver: preserve my life from fear

7 In God is my salvation and my glo-l of the enemy. jy : the rock of my strength, and my ref- !| 2 Hide me from the secret counsel of uge, is in God.

the wicked; from the insurrection of the 8 Trust in him at all times ; ye people, workers of iniquity : pour out vour heart before him: God is 3 Who whet their tongue like a sword, a refuge for us. Selah.

and bend their bows to shoot their arrows, 9 Surely men of low degree arc vanity, Il even bitter words : and men of high degree are a lie: to be 4 That they may shoot in secret at the laid in the balance, they are altogether il perfect: suddenly do they shoot at him, lighter than vanity.

and fear not. 10 Trust not in oppression, and become || 5 They encourage themselves in an not vain in robbery : if riches increase, evil matter : they commune of laying set not your heart upon them.

snares privily ; they say, Who shall see. 11 God hath spoken once; twice have them? I heard this; that power belongeth unto 1 6 They search out iniquities; they acGod.

complish a diligent search: both the in12 Also unto thee, O Lord, belongeth | ward thought of every one of them, and mercy : for thou renderest to every man i the heart, ia deep. according to his work.

| 7 But God shall shoot at them with PSAL. LXIII.

| an arrow; suddenly shall they be wound1 David's thirst for God. 4. His manner | ed.

of blessing God. 9 His confidence of 1 8 So they shall make their own tongue his enemies destruction, and his own to fall upon themselves: all that see them safety.

shall flee away. A Psalm of David, when he was in the l 9 And all men shall fear, and shall dewilderness of Judah.

clare the work of God; for they shall O GOD, thou art my God; early will I || wisely consider of his doing.

V seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, 10 The righteous shall be glad in the my fleshi longeth for thee in a dry and || Lord, and shall trust in him, and all the thirsty land, where no water is ; !! upright in heart shall glory.

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