The blessedress of God's chosen. PSALMS. Exhortation to praise God. 479 PSAL. LXV.

i 4 All the earth shall worship thee, and 1 David piraiseth God for his grace. 4 shall sing unto thee; they shall sing to thy

The blessedness of God's chosen. 5 His | name. Selah. general firovidence.

5 Come and see the works of God: he To the chief Musician, A Psalm and Song is terrible in his doing toward the chilof David.

dren of men. DRAISE waiteth for thee, () God, in 6 He turned the sca into dry land :

I Zion: and unto thee shall the vow be they went through the flood on foot : performed

there did we rejoice in him. 20 thou that hearest praycr, unto thee 7 He ruleth by his power for ever; his shall all flesh come.

eyes behold the nations : let not the re3 Iniquities prevail against me : as bellious exalt themselves. Selah. for our transgressions, thou shalt purge 80 bless our God, ye people, and make them away.

the voice of his praise to be heard : 4 Blessed is the man whom thou choos 9 Which holdeth our soul in life, and est, andcausest to approach untothee, that suffereth not our feet to be moved." he may dwell in thy courts : we shall be 10 For thou, () Go, hast proved us: satisfied with the goodness of thy house, thou hast tried us, as silver is tried. even of thy holy temple.

11 Thou broughtest us into the net ; 5 By terrible things in righteousness | thou laidst affliction upon our loins. wilt thou answer us, O God of our salva- | 12 Thou hast caused inen to ride over tion; who art the confidence of all the our heads; we went througlı fire and ends of the earth, and of them that are through water : but thou broughtest us afar off upon the sea :

out into a wealthy place. 6 Which by his strength setteth fast the 13 I will go into thy house with burntmountains; being girded with power: offerings : I will pay thee my vows,

7 Which stilleth the noise of the seas, 14 Which my lips have uttered, and the noise of their waves, and the tumult my mouth hath spoken, when I was in of the people.

trouble. 8 They also that dwell in the uttermost 15 I will offer unto thee burnt-sacrifices parts are afraid at thy tokens: thou mak- of fatlings, with the incense of rams; I est the outgoings of the morning and even-y will offer bullocks with goats. Selah. ing to rejoice.

16 Come and hear, all ye that fear God, 9 Thou visitest the earth, and waterest and I will declare what he hath done for it; thou greatly enrichest it with the river | my soul. of God, which is full of water; thou pre- | 17 I cried unto him with my mouth, parest them corn, when thou hast so pro and he was extolled with my tongue. vided for it.

18 If I regard iniquity in my heart, the 10 Thou waterest the ridges thereof LORD will not hear me': , abundantly : thou settlest the furrows 19 But verily God hath heard me ; he thereof: thou makest it soft with showers : hath attended to the voice of my prayer. thou blessest the springing thereof.

20 Blessed be God, which hath not 11 Thou crownest the year with thy || turned away my prayer, nor luis mercy goodness; and thy patlıs drop fatness. from me. 12 They drop upon the pastures of the

PSAL, LXVII. wilderness: and the little hills rejoice on || 1 A prayer for the enlargement of God's every side.

kingdom, 3 to the joy of the people, 6 13 The pastures are clothed with flocks; |and the increase of God's blessings. the valleys also are covered over with | To the chief Musician on Neginoth, A corn; they shout for joy, they also sing

Psalm or Song.

COD be merciful unto us, and bless i David exhorteth to praise God, 5 to us; and cause his face to shine upon 'observe his great works, 8 to bless 1 us. Selah. him for his gracious benefits. 13 Hel 2 That thy way may be known upon doweth for himself religious service to earth, thy saving health among all nations. God. 16 He declareth God's especial 3 Let the people praise thee, () God; goodness to himself.

let all the people praise thee. To the chief Musician, A Song or Psalm. ll 4 O let the nations be glad and sing for M A KE a joyful noise unto God, all ye joy: for thou shalt judge the people rightW lands :

eously, and govern the nations upon earth. 2 Sing forth the honour of his name : Selah. make his praise glorious.

5 Let the people praise thee, O God ; 3 Say unto God, How terrible art thou let all the people praise thee. in thy works! through the greatness of 6 Then shall the earth yield her inthy power shall thine enemies submit ll crease; and God, even our own God, themselves unto thee.

shall bless us.

480 Aprayer at removing the ark. PSALMS. God is io be firuiscd for his tvork's.

7 God shall bless us, and all the ends il 19 Blessed be the LORD, who daily of the earth shall fear him.

U loadeth us with ben fits, even the God of PSAL. LXVIII.

our salvation. Selah. 1 A prayer at the removing of the ark. I 20 He that is our God is the God of

4. An exhortation to praise God for his salvation; and unto God the LORD bemercies, 7 for his care of the church, il long the issues from death 19 (ind for his great works.

21 But God shall wound the head of To the chief Mes cian, A Psalm or Song | his enemies, and the hairy scalp of suclı of David.

an one as goeth on still in luis trespasses. T ET God arise, let his enemies bel 22 The LORD said, I will bring again L scattered : let them also that hate fronı Bashan, I will bring my people ahiin flee before hiin.

gain from the depths of the sea : 2 As smoke is driven away, so drive 23 That thy foot may be dipped in the them away: as wax melteth before the blood of thine enemies, and the tongue of fire, so let the wicked perish at the pres- thy dogs in the same. ence rf Goxl.

24 They have seen the goings, O God; 3 But let the righteous be glad ; let even the goings of my God, my King, in thern rejoice before God: yea, let them the sanctuary. exceeclingly rejoice.

25 The singers went before, the play4 Sing unto) God, sing praises to hisers on instruments followed after ; among name: extol him that rideth upon the them were the danscls playing with timlieavens by his name JAH, and rejoice | brels. before him.

26 Bless ye God in the congregations, 5 A father of the fatherless, and a judge over the LORD, from the fountain of Isof the widows, is God in his holy habitation. rael.

6 God setteth the solitary in families: ! 27 There is little Benjamin with their he bringeth out those which are bound ruler, the princes of Judah and their counwith chains : but the rebellious dwell in sel, the princes of Zebulun, and the prina dry land.

ces of Naphtali. 70 God, wlien thou wentest forth be 28 Thy God hath commanded thy fore thy people, when thou didst march strength : strengthen, () God, that which through the wilderness; Selah:

thou hasi wrought for us. 8 The earth shook, the heavens also „9 Because of thy temple at Jerusalem dropped at the presence of God: even shall kings bring presents unto thee. Sinai itself was moved at the presence of 30 Rebuke the company of spearmen, God, the God of Israel.

the multitude of the bulls, with the calves 9 Thou, () God, didst send a plentiful of the people, till every one submit himrain, whereby thou didst confirm thine in- / self with pieces of silver : scatter thou heritance, when it was weary

the people that delight in war. · 10 Thy congregation hath dwelt there- ! 31 Princes shall come out of Egypt ; in: thou,'() God, hast prepared of thy :) Ethiopia shall soon stretch out her hands goodness for the poor.

unto God. 11 The Lord gave the word : great i 32 Sing unto God, ye kingdoms of the was the company of those that published it. earth; 0) sing praises unto the LORD;

12 Kings of armies did Ace apace: and Sclall: she that tarried at home divided the spoil. I 53 To him that rideth upon the heav

13 Though ye have lien among the lens of heavens, which were of old ; lo, pots, yet shall ye be as the wings of a dove he doth send out his voice, and that a covered with silver, and her feathers mighty voice. with yellow gold.

34 Ascribe ye strength unto God: his 14 IVhen the Almighty scattered kings excellency is over Israel, and his strength in it, it was white as snow in Salmon. is in the clouds.

15 The hill of God is as the hill of Ba- | 35 () God, thou art terrible out of thy shan; an high hill as the hill of Bashan. || holy places: the God of Israel is he that

16 Why leap ye, ye high hills ? this is giveth strength and power unto his peothe hill which Göxl desireth to dwell in ; | ple. Blessed be God. yea, the LORD will dwell in it for ever.

PSAL. LXIX. 17 The chariots of God are twenty || 1 David complaineth of his affliction. 13 thousand, even thousands of angels: the He prayeth for deliverance. 22 He LORD is among them, as in Sinai, in the devoteth his enemies to destruction. 30 holy place.

He praiseth God with thanksgiving. 18 Thou hast ascended on high, thou To the chief Musician upon Shoshannim, hast led captivity captive: thou hast re

A Psalm of David. ceived gifts for men ; yea, for the rebell- QAVE me, () God; for the waters are ious also, that the LORD God might come in unto my soul. dyell among them.

HI 2 I sink in decp mire, where there is

David's complaint in affliction. PSALMS.

He fıraiseth God. 481 no standing : I am come into deep wa- 1 24. Pour out thine indignation upon ters, where the floods overflow me." ll them, and let thy wrathful anger take

31 am weary of my crying: my throat || hold of them. is dried : mine eyes fail while I wait for 25 Let their habitation be desolate ; my God.

ll and let none dwell in their tents. 4 They that hate me without a cause 26 For they persecute him whom thou are more than the hairs of mine head : hast smitten; and they talk to the grief they that would destroy me, being mine of those whom thou hast wounded. enemies wrongfully, are mighty : then I 27 Add iniquity to their iniquity : and restored that which I took not away. | let them not come into thy righteousness.

5 () Gol, thou knowest my foolish-|| 28 Let them be blotted out of the book ness; and my sins are not hid from thee. ll of the living, and not be written with

6 Let not them that wait on thee, O | the righteous. Lord God of hosts, be ashamed for my 29 But I am poor and sorrowful: let sake: let not those that seek theç be con- | thy salvation, () God, set me up on high. founded for my sake, O God of Israel 30 I will praise the name of God with

7 Because for thy sake I have borne re- a song, and will magnify him with thanksproach ; shame hath covered my face. giving

8 I am becoine a stranger unto my 31 This also shall please the Lord betbrethren, and an alien unto my mother's || ter than an ox or bullock that hath horns children.

l and hoofs. 9 For the zeal of thine house hath eaten 32 The humbleshallseethis, andbeglad: me up ; and the reproaches of them that and your heart shall live that seek God. reproached thce are fallen upon me.

33 For the LORD heareth the poor, 10 When I wept, and chastened my soul, and despiseth not his prisoners. with fasting, that was to my reproach. 34 Let the heaven and earth praise

11 I made sackcloth also my garment ; him, the seas, and every thing that morand I became a proverb to them.

eth therein. 12 They that sit in the gate speak a 1 35 For God will save Zion, and will gainst me ; and I was the song of the build the cities of Judah : that they may drunkards.

dwell there, and have it in possession. 13 But as for me, my prayer is unto | 36 The seed also of his servants shall thee, O Lord, in an acceptable time: |inherit it : and they that love his name O God, in the multitude of thy mercy

shall dwell therein. hear me, in the truth of thy salvation.

PSAL. LXX. 14 Deliver me out of the mire, and | David soliciteth God to the speedy de: let me not sink: let me be delivered from struciion of the wicked, and preserva. them that hate me, and out of the deep tion of the godly. waters.

To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David, 15 Let not the water-flood overflow me,

to bring to remembrance. neither let the deep swallow me up, and MAKE haste, O God, to deliver me ; let not the pit shut her mouth upon me.

12 make haste to help me, () LORD. 16 Hear me, O LORD ; for thy loving 2 Let them be ashamed and confound- kindness is good: turn unto me according ed that seek after my soul : let them be to the multitude of thy tender mercics. * turned backward, and put to confusion,

17 And hide not thy face from thy ser that desire my hurt. vant; for I am in trouble: hear me speedily. || 3 Let them be turned back for a re

18 Draw nigh unto my soul, and re- || ward of their shame that say, Aha, aha. deem it : deliver me because of mine 4 Let all those that seek thee rejoice. enemies,

and be glad in thec : and let such as love 19 Thou hast known my reproach, ll thy salvation say continually, Let God be and my shame, and my dishonour : mine magnified. adversaries are all before thee.

5 But I am poor and needy : make 20 Reproach hath broken my heart; and haste unto me, () God : thou art my I am full of heaviness : and I looked for help and my deliverer ; O LORD, make some to take pity, but there was none ; no tarrying and for comforters, but I found none.

PSAL. LXXI. 21 'They gave me also gall for my meat; || 1 David.in confidence of faith, and experiand in my thirst they gave me vinegar to l ence of God's favour, firayeth buih for drink.

hinseif, and against the enemics of his 22 Let their table become a snare before soul. 14 Hepromiscth cuistancy. 17 He them; and that which should have been for | prayeth for perseverance, 19 Hle praistheir welfare, let it become a trap.

ethGod, and promisethtodoichec:filly. 23 Let their eyes be darkened, that thee, O Lord, do I put my trust : they see not; and make their loins con- ! let me never be put to confusion. tinbally to shake.

2 Deliver me in thy rigliteousness, and

482 David's confidence in God. PSALMS. His prayer for Solomon. cause me to escape : incline thine ear, righteousness all the day long : for they unto me, and save me.

are confounded, for they are brought un3 Be thou my strong habitation, where to shame, that seek my hurt. unto I may continually resort : thou hast

PSAL. LXXII. given commandment to save me ; for i David, praying for Solomon, shresveth thou art my rock and my fortress.

the goodness and glory of his kingdom, 4 Deliver me, O my God, out of the in type, and of Christ's, in truih. 18 hand of the wicked, out of the hand of He blesseth God. the imrighteous and cruel man.

A Psalm for Solomon. 5 For thou art my hope, O Lord Gop: r IVE the king thy judgments, O God, thou art my trust from my youth."

U and thy righteousness unto the king's 6 By thee have I been holden up from | son. the womb: thou art he that took me out | 2 He shall judge thy people with rightof my mother's bowels : my praise shall cousness, and thy poor with judgment. be continually of thee.

3 The mountains shall bring peace to 7 I am as a wonder unto many ; but the people, and the little hills, by rightthou art my strong refuge.

eousness. 8 Let my mouth be filled with thy 4 He shall judge the poor of the people, praise and with thy honour all the day.' he shall save the children of the needy, ' 9 Cast me not off in the time of old age; and shall break in pieces the oppressor. forsake me not when my strength faileth. 5 They shall fear thee as long as the

10 For mine enemies speak against me; I sun and moon endure, throughout all and they that lay wait for my soul take! generations. counsel together,

6 He shall come down like rain upory 11 Saying, God hath forsaken him : the mown grass : as showers that water persecute and take him ; for there is the earth. ne to deliver him.

7 In his days shall the righteous flour12 O God, be not far from me: O my ish; and abundance of peace so long as God, make haste for my help.

the moon endureth. 13 Let them be confounded and con- ! 8 He shall have dominion also from sea sumed that are adversaries to my soul; to sea, and from the river unto the ends let them be covered with reproach and of the earth. dishonour that seek my hurt.

9 They that dwell in the wilderness 14 But I will hope continually, and shall bow before him ; and his enemies will yet praise thee more and more. shall lick the dust.

15 My mouth shall shew forth thy 10 The kings of Tarshish and of the righteousness and thy salvation all the isles shall bring presents: the kings of day; for I know not the numbers thereof. Sheba and Seba shall offer gifts

16 I will go in the strength of the Lord 1l 11 Yea, all kings shall fall down before God: I will make mention of thy right- | him : all nations shall serve him. eousness, even of thine only.

12 For he shall deliver the needly when 17 O God, thou hast taught me from he crieth ; the poor also, and him that my youth: and hitherto liare I declared | hath no helper. thy wonderous works.

1 13 He shall spare the poor and needy, 18 Now also when I am old and gray- and shall save the souls of the needy. headed, () God, forsake me not ; until I : 14 He shall redeem their soul from dehave shewed thy strength unto this gen- ceit and violence: and precious shall their eration, and thy power to every one that blood be in his sight. is to come.

15 And he shall live, and to him shall 19 Thy righteousness also, O God, is be given of the gold of Sheba : prayer very high, who hast done great things : ) also shall be made for him continually ; O God, who is like unto thee!

and daily shall he be praised. 20 Thou, which hast shewed me great 16 There shall be an handful of corn and sore troubles, shalt quicken me a- . in the earth upon the top of the moungain, and shalt bring me up again from tains ; the fruit thereof shall shake like The depths of the earth.

Lebanon ; and they of the city shall flour21 Thou shalt increase my greatness, Jish like grass of the earth. and comfort me on every side.

17 His name shall endure for ever: his 22 I will also praise thee with the psal- name shall be continued as long as the tery, puen thy truth, () my God : unto sun : and men shall be blessed in him: all thee will I sing with the harp, O thou il nations shall call him blessed. Holy One of Israel.

18 Biessed be the LORD God, the God 23 Iy lips shall greatly rejoice when I of Israel, who only cloeth wonderous things. sing into thee ; and my soul, which thou 19 And blessed bc his glorious name for hast redeemed.

ever : and let the whole earth be filled 24 My tougue also shall talk of thy with his glory; Amon, and Amen.

David's temptations.


Asaph complaineth. 48% 20 The prayers of David the son of 23 Nevertheless I am continually with Jesse are en ed.

thee : thou hast holden me by my riglit PSAL. LXXIII.

hand. 1 The prophet prevailing in a templation, 24 Thou shalt guide me with thy coun

2 sheweth the occasion of it, the pros sel, and afterward receive me to glory, perity of the suicked ; 13 he wound giv 25 Whom have I in heaven bui thee ? en thereby, diffidence ; 15 the victory o and there is none upon earth that I desire ver it, knowledge of God's purpose, in Il beside thee. destroying of the wicked, and sustain 26 My flesh and my heart faileth : but ing the righteous.

God is the strength of my heart, and my A Psalm of Asaph.

portion for ever. TRULY God is good to Israel, even 27 For lo, they that are far from thee I to such as are of a clean heart shall perish: thou hast destroyed all them

2 But as for me, my feet were almost that go a whoring from thee. gone; my steps had well nigh slipped. 28 But it is good for me to draw near to

3 For I was envious at the foolish, when God: I have put my trust in the LORD I saw the prosperity of the wicker!. God, that I may declare all thy works. 4 For there are no bands in their death :

PSAL. LXXIV. but their strength is firm.

11 The prophet complaineth of the desola5 They are not in trouble as other men; tion of the sanctuary. 10 He moveth God neither are they plagued like other men. to heip, in consideration of his fiower, 18

6 Therefore pride compasseth them a of his reproachful enemies, of his chilbout as a chain ; violence covereth them dren, and of his covenant. as a garment.

Maschil of Asaph. 7 Their eyes stand out with fatness : GOD), why hast thou cast us off for they have more than heart could wish. I ever y doth thine anger smoke

8. They are corrupt, and speak wick against the sleep it thy pasture? cdly concerning oppression : they speak 2 Remember thy congregation, which lofüly.

thou hast purchased of old ; the rod of 9 They set their mouth against the thine inheritance, which thou hast reheavens, and their tongue walketh deemed ; this niount Zion, wherein thou through the earth.

hast dwelt. 10 Therefore his people return hither: 3 Lift up thy feet into the perpetual and waters of a full cup are wrung out desolations; even all that the enemy liath to them.

done wickedly in the sanctuary. 11 And they say, How doth God know? 4 Thine enemies roar in the midst of and is there knowledge in the Most thy congregations; they set up their enHigh

signs for signs. 12 Behold, these are the ungodly, who 5 A man was famous according as he prosper in the world ; they increase in had lifted up axes upon the thick trees. riches.

16 But now they break down the carva 13 Verily I have cleansed my hearted work thereof at once with axes and in vain, and washed my hands in in- hammers. nocency.

1 7 They have cast fire into thy sanc14 For all the day long have I beentuary, they have defiled by casting down plagued, and chastened every morning. !! the dwelling-place of thy name to the

15 If I say, I will speak thus; behold, ground. I should offend against the generation of 8 They said in their hearts, Let us dethy children.

stroy them together : they have burn16 When I thought to know this, it cd up all the synagogues of God in the was too painful for mc;

land. 17 Until I went into the sanctuary of 9 We see not our signs : there is no God; then understood I their end. more any prophet: neither is there among

18 Surely thou didst set them in slip us any that knoweth how long. pery places : thou castedst them down 10 0 God, how long shall the adversainto destruction.

ry reproach ? shall the enemy blaspheme 19 How are they brought into desola thy name for ever? tion, as in a moment ! they are utterly 11 Why withdrawest thou thy hand, consumed with terrors.

even thy right hand ? pluck it out of 20 As a dream when one awaketh ; 80, ll thy besom. O Lord, when thou awakest, thou shalt 12 For Go:l is my King of old, working despise their image.

salvation in the midst of the earth. 21 Thus my heart was grieved, and I 13 Thou didst divide the sea by thy way pricked in my reins.

strength : thou brakest the headis of the 22 So foolish tuus 1, and ignorant :I dragons in the waters. was is a beast before thice.

14 Thou brakesi the heads of leviathun

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