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Christ's kingdom foreshetn. PSALMS.

David's meditations. 503 16 The right hand of the LORD is ex- 12 Blessed art thou, O LORD: teach alted: the right hand of the Lord doeth me thy statutes. vatantly.

13 With my lips have I declared all 17 I shall not die, but live, and declare the judgments of thy mouth. the works of the Lord.

14 I have rejoiced in the way of thy 19 The LORD hath chastened me sore: testimonies, as much as in all riches. but he hath not given me over unto death. 15 I will meditate in thy precepts, and

19 Open to me the gates of righteous- have respect unto thy ways. ness : I will go in to them, and I will 16 I will delight myself in tiy statutes : praise the LORD:

I will not forget thy word. 20 This gate of the Lord, into which

GIMEL. the righteous shall enter.

17 Deal bountifully with thy servant, 21 I will praise thee : for thou hast that I may live, and kecp thy word. heard me, and art become my salvation. 18 Open thou mine eyes, that I may

12 The stone which the builders refused behold wonderous things out of thy law. is become the head stone of the corner. 19 I am a stranger in the earth: hide

23 This is the Lord's doing; it is mar- not thy commandments from me. vellous in our eyes.

20 My soul breaketh for the longing 24 This is the day which the LORD that it hath unto thy judgments at ali hath made; we will rejoice and be glad times. in it.

21 Thou hast rebuked the proud that 25 Save now, I beseech thee, O LORD: are cursed, which do err from thy comO LORD, I beseech thee, send now pros-mandments. perity.

22 Remove from me reproach and con26 Blessed be he that cometh in the tempt ; for I have kept thy testimonies. name of the LORD : we have blessed you 23 Princes also did sit and speak aout of the house of the LORD.

gainst me: but thy servant did meditate 27 God is the Lord, which hath shewed in thy statutes. us light: bind the sacrifice with cords, 24 Thy testimonies also are my delight, even unto the horns of the altar.

and my counsellors. 28 Thou art my God, and I will praise

DALETH. thee: thou art my God, I will exalt thee. 25 My soul cleaveth unto the dust :

29 ( give thanks unto the LORD ; for quicken thou me according to thy word. he is good : for his mercy endureth for 26 I have declared my ways, and thou ever.

heardest me: teach me thy statutes. PSAL. CXIX. 27 Make me to understand the

way

of This psalm containeth sundry prayers, thy precepts: so shall I talk of thy wonpraises, and professions of obedience. derous works. ALEPH.

28 My soul melteth for heaviness : BLESSED drie heunde filed in the

way, strengthen thou me according unto thy 2 Blessed are they that keep his testi- 29 Remove from me the way of lying: monies, and that seek him with the whole and grant me thy law graciously, heart.

30 I have chosen the way of truth : 3. They also do no iniquity: they walk thy judgments have I laid before me.

si I have stuck unto thy testimonies: 4 Thou hast commanded us to keep O Lord, put me not to shame. thy precepts diligently.

32 I will run the way of thy command5 that my ways were directed to i ments, when thou shalt enlarge my heart. keep thy statutes !

НЕ, , 6' Then shall I not be ashamed, when I 33 Teach me, O Lord, the way of thy have respect unto all thy commandments. I statutes; and I shall keep it unto the end.

7 I will praise thee with uprightuess 34 Give me understanding, and I shall of heart, when I shall have learned thy keep thy law; yea, I shall observe it with righteous judgments.

my whole heart. 8 I will keep thy statutes: 0 forsake 35 Make me to go in the path of thy me not utterly.

commandments ; for therein do I delight. BETH.

36 Incline my heart unto thy testimo9 Wherewith shall a young man cleanse nies, and not to covelousness. his way? by taking heed thereto accord- 37 Turn away mine eyes from beholding to thy word.

ing vanity ; and quicken thou me in 10 With my whole heart have I sought thy way. thee: O let me not wander from thy 38 Stablish thy word unto thy servant, commandments.

who is devoted to thy fear. 11 Thy word have I hid in mine heart, 39 Turn away my reproach which I that I might not sin against thee. fear; for thy judgments are good.

in his ways.

504 David's prayer.

PSALMS.

The benefit of afflictions. - 40 Behold, I have longed after thy pre

TETH. cepts: quicken me in thy righteousness. 65 Thou hast dealt well with thy serVIU.

vant, () LORD, according unto thy word. 41 Let thy mercies come also uinto me, 66 Teach me good judgment and O LORD, even thy salvation, according to knowledge : for I have believed thy comthy word.

mandments. 42 So shall I have wherewith to answer 67 Before I was amicted I went astray: him that reproacheth me: for I trust in but now have I kept thy word. thy word.

68 Thou art good, and doest good ; 43 And take not the word of truth ut- teach me thy statutes. terly out of my mouth; for I have hoped 69 The proud have forged a lie against in thy judgments.

me: bu: I will keep thy precepts with 4.4 Šo shall I keep thy law continually my whole heart. for ever and ever.

70 Their heart is as fat as grcase; but 45 And I will walk at liberty: for II delight in thy law. seek thy precepts.

71 It is good for me that I have been 46 I will speak of thy testimonies also afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes. before kings, and will not be ashamed. 72 The law of thy mouth is better unto

47 And I will delight myself in thy me than thousands of gold and silver. eommandments, which I have loved.

JOD. 48 My hands also will I lift up unto 73 Thy hands have made me and fashthy commandments, which I have loved ; ioned me': give ne understanding, that and I will meditate in thy statutes. I may learn thy commandments. ZAIN.

74 They that fear t'iee will be glad 49 Remember the word unto thy ser- when they see me; because I have hoped vant, upon which thou hast caused me in thy word. to hope.

75 I know, ( LORD, that thy judg50 This is my comfort in my affliction : ments are right, and that thou in faithfor thy word hath quickened me.

fulness hast afflicted me. 51 The proud have had me greatly in 76 Let, I pray thee, thy merciful kindderision : yet have I not declined from ness be for my comfort, according to thy thy law.

word unto thy servant. 52 I remembered tly judgments of 77 Let thy tender mercies come unto old, () LORD ; and have comforted that I may live: for thy law is my myself.

delight. 53 Horror hath taken hold upon me 78 Let the proud be ashamed; for they because of the wicked that forsake thy dealt perversely with me without a cause : law.

but I will meditate in thy precepts. 54 Thy statutes have been my songs in 79 Let those that fear thee turn unto the house of my pilgrimage.

me, and those that have known thy tes55 I have remembered thy name, o timonies. Lord, in the night, and have kept 80 Let my heart be sound in thy statthy law.

utes; that I be not ashamed. 56 This I had, because I kept thy

CAPH. precepts.

81 My soul fainteth for thy salvation : CHETH.

but I hope in thy word. 57 Thou art my portion, O LORD: I 82 Mine eyes fail for thy word, saying, have said that I would keep thy words. When wilt thou comfort me?

58 I entreated thy favour with my 83 For I am become like a bottle in the whole heart: be merciful unto me ac- smoke ; yet do I not forget thy statutes. cording to thy word.

84 How many are the days of thy ser59 I thought on my ways, and turned vant? when wilt thou execute judgment my feet into thy testimonies.

on them that persecute me? 60 I made haste, and delayed not to 85 The proud have digged pits for me, keep thy commandments.

wbich are not after thy law. 61 The bands of the wicked have 86 All thy commandments are faithrobbed me: but I have not forgotten thy ful: they persecute me wrongfully; help law.

thou me. 62 At midnight I will rise to give 87 They had almost consumed me upon thanks unto thee, because of thy right- earth; but I forsook not thy precepts. eous judgments.

88 Quicken me after thị loving-kind63 I am a companion of all them that ness; so shall I keep the testimony of thy fear thee, and of them that keep thy mouth. precepts.

LAMED. 64 The earth, O Lord, is full of thy 89 For ever, O LORD, thy word is setmercy: teach me thy statutes,

tled in heaven.

me,

my God.

utes.

Davids delight

PSALMS:

in the law. 505 90 Thy faithfulness is unto all genera- for I will • keep the commandments of tions: thou hast established the earth, and it abideth.

116 Uphold me according unto thy 91 They continue this day according to word, that I may live; and let me not thine ordinances: for all are thy servants. be ashamed of my hope.

92 Unless thy law had been my delights, 117 Hold thou me up, and I shall be I should then have perished in mine at- safe: and I will have respect unto thy fliction.

statutes continually. 93 I will never forget thy precepts :

118 Thou hast trodden down all thein for with them thou hast quickened me. that err from thy statutes: for their de

94 I am thine, save me; for I have ceit is falschood. sought thy precepts.

119 Thou puttest away all the wicked 95 The wicked have waited for me to of the earth like dross : therefore I love destroy me : but I will consider thy testi- || thy testimonies. monies.

'120 My flesh trembleth for fear of thee; 96 I have seen an end of all perfec. and I am afraid of thy judgments. tion : but thy commandment is exceed

AIN. ing broad.

121 I have done judgment and justice: MEM.

leave me not to mine oppressors, 97 O how love I thy law ! it is my med- 122 Be surety for thy servant for good: itation all the day.

let not the proud oppress me. 98 Thou through thay commandments 123 Mine eyes fail for thy salvation, and hast made me wiser than mine enemies : for the word of thy righteousness. for they are ever with me.

124 Deal with thy servant according 99 I have more understanding than all unto thy mercy, and teach me thy statmy teachers : for thy testimonies are my meditation.

125 I am thy servant; give me under100 I understand more than the an- | standing, that I may know thy testicients, because I keep thy precepts.

monies. 101 I have reframed my feet from every 126 It is time for thee, LORD, to work: evil way, that I might keep thy word. for they have made void thy law.

102 I have not departed from thy judg- 127 Therefore I love thy commandments : for thou hast taught me.

ments above gold ; yea, above fine gold. 103 How sweet are thy words unto

128 Therefore I esteem all thy precepts my taste ! yea, sweeter than honey to my concerning all things to be right; and I mouth!

hate every false way. 104 Through thy precepts I get un

PE. derstanding : therefore I hate every false

129 Thy testimonies are wonderful : way.

therefore doth my soul keep them. NUN.

130 The entrance of thy words giveth 105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, | light; it giveth understanding unto the and a light unto my path.

simple. 106 I have sworn, and I will perform 131 I opened my mouth, and panted : it, that I will keep thy righteous judg- for I longed for thy commandments.

132 Look thou upon me, and be mer107 I am afflicted very much : quicken ciful unto me, as thou usest to do unto me, O Lord, according unto thy word. those that love thy name.

108 Accept, I beseech thee, the free- 133 Order my steps in thy word: and will-offerings of my mouth, O Lord, and let not any iniquity have dominion over: teach me thy judgments. 309 My soul is continually in my

hand: 134 Deliver me from the oppression of yet do I not forget thy law.

man : so will I keep thy precepts. 110 The wicked have laid a snare for 135 Make thy face to shine upon thy me : yet lerred not from thy precepts. servant; and teach me thy statutes.

111 Thy testimonies have I taken as 136 Rivers of waters run down mine an heritage for ever: for they are the re- eyes, because they keep not thy law. joicing ut my lieart.

TSADDI. 112 I have inclined mine heart to 137 Righteous are thou, () LORD, and peform thy statutes always, even unto the upright are thy judgments. end.

138 Thy testimonies that thou hast comSAMECH.

manded are righteous and very faithful. 113 I hate vain thoughts: but thy law 139 My zeai hath consumed me; bedo I love.

cause mine enemies have forgotten thy 114 Thou art my hiding-place and my

words. shick: I hope in thy word.

149 Thy word is very pure: therefore 115 Deruit from me, re evil-docrs : thy servant loveth it.

ments.

me.

506 Daviil's delight in God's lazu. PSALMS. He prayeth against Doeg.

141 I am small and despised :yet do not 167 My soul hath kept thy testimonies; I forget thy precepts.

and I love them 'exceedingly, 142 Thy righteousness is an everlasting 168 I have kept thy precepts and thy righteousness, and thy law is the truth. testimonies : for all my ways are before

143 Trouble and ariguish have taken thee. iwld on me : yet thy commandments are

TAU. my deliglits.

169 Let my cry come near before thee, 144 The righteousness of thy testimo O LORD: give me understanding accordlnjes is everlasting: give me understanding to thy word. ing, and I shall live.

170 Let my supplication come before KOPH. .

thee : deliver me according to thy word. 145 I cried with my whole hcart ; hear 171 My lips shall utter praise, when me, O LORD: I will keep thy statutes. thou hast taught me thy statutes.

146 I cried unto thee; save me, and I 172 My tongue shåll speak of thy shall keep thy testimonies.

word : for all thy commandments are. 147 I prevented the dawning of the righteousness. morning, and cried : I hoped in thy '173 Let thine hand help me; for I have word.

chosen thy precepts, 148 Mine eyes prevent the night watch- 174 I have longed for thy salvation, 'O cs, that I might meditate in thy word. LORD; and thy law is my delight.

149 Hear my voice, according unto thy 175 Let my soul live, and it shall praise loving-kindness: O LORD, quicken me ac- thee ; and let thy judgments help me. cording to thy judgment.

176 I have gone astray like a lost sheep 150 They draw nigh that follow after seek thy servant ; for I do not forget thy mischief: they are far from thy law. commandments. 151 Thou art near, O Lord; and all

PSAL CXX. thy commandments are truth.

1 David, firaying against Doeg, 3 re152 Concerning thy testimonies, I have

piroveth his tongue. known of old that thou hast founded

A Song of degrees. them for ever.

IN

N my distress I cried unto the LORD, RESH.

and he heard me. 153 Consider mine affliction, and deliv- 2 Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lyer me: for I do not forget thy law. ing lips, and from a deceitful tongue.

154 Plead my cause, and deliver me: 3 What shall be given unto thee? or quicken me according to thy word. what shall be done unto thee, thou false

155 Salvation is far fi:om the wicked : | tongue ? for they scek not thy statutes.

4 Sharp arrows of the mighty, with 156 Great are thy tender mercies, O) coals of juniper. LORD : quicken me according to thy 5 Woe is me, that I sojourn in Mesech, judgments.

that I dwell in the tents of Kedar! 157 Many are my persecutors and 6 My soul hath long dwelt with him mive enemies ; yet do I not decline from that hateth peace. th; testimonics.

7 I am for peace: but when I speak, 158 I beheld the transgressors, and they are for war. was grieved ; because they kept not thy

PSAL. CXXI. word.

The great safety of the godly, who fiue 159 Consider how I love thy precepts : Their trust in God's protection. quicken me, O LORD, according to thy

A Song of degrees. loving-kindness.

160 Thy worrl is true from the begin. I womL lift up mine eyes unto the hills, ning': and every one of thy righteous 2 My help cometh from the Lord, judgments endureth for ever.

which made henvcn and cartlı. SCHIN.

3 He will not suffer thy foot to be 161 Princes have persecuted me with- moved : he that keepeth thee will not out a cause: but my heart standeth in slumber. awe of thy word.

4 Behoki, he that kccpeth Israel shall 162 I rejoice at thy word, as one that neither slumber nor sleep. findeih great spoil.

5 The Lord is thy keeper: the LORD 163 I hate and abhor lying: but thy is thy snade upon thy right hand. law do I love.

6 The sun shall not sinite thce by day, 164 Seven times a day do I praise thee, nor the moon by night. because of thy righteous judginents. 7 The LORD shall preserve thee from

105 Great perce have they which love all evil: he shall preserve thy soul. thy law : and nothing shall offend them. 8 The LORD shall preserve thy going

166 LORD, I have hoped for thy salva- out and thy coming in from this time tion, and done thy commandments. forth, and even for evermore..

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David's joy for the church. PSALMS. Aprayer for the godly. 507 PSAL. CXXII.

PSAL. CXXV. 1 David professeth his joy for the church, 1 The safety of such as trust in God. 6 and pruyeth for the peace thereof. 4 A prayer for the godly, and against A Song of degrees of David.

the suicked I WAS glad when they said unto me,

A Song of degrees. Let us go into the house of the LORD.

TH 2 Our foet shall stand within thy gates,

HEY that trust in the Lord shall be

as mount Zion, which cannot be reo Jerusalem.

moved, but abideth for ever. 3 Jerusalem is builded as a city that is 2 As the mountains are round about compact together :

Jerusalem, so the LORD is round about 4 Whither the tribes go up, the tribes his people from henceforth even for of the LORD, unto the testimony of Israel, to give thanks unto the name of the 3 For the rod of the wicked shall not LORD.

rest upon the lot of the righteous; lest 5 For there are set thrones of judg- the righteous put forth their hands unto ment, the thrones of the house of David. iniquity.

6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem : 4 Do good, O LORD, unto those that they shall prosper that love thee. be good, and to them that are upright in Peace be within thy walls, and pros

their hearts. perity within thy palaces.

5 As for such as turn aside unto their 8 For my brethren and companions crooked ways, the LORD shall lead them sakes, I will now say, Peace be within forth with the workers of iniquity: but thee.

peace shall be upon Israel. 9 Because of the house of the LORD our

PSAL. CXXVI. God I will seek thy good.

1 The church, celebrating her incredible PSAL: CXXIII.

return out of captivity, 4 pral;eth for, 1 The godly firofoss their confidence in and prophesieth the good success there

God, 3 and pray to be delivered from of
contempt.

A Song of degrees.
A Song of degrees.

THEN the LORD turned again the
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WHEN

captivity of Zion, we were like that diwcllest in the heavens. them that dream. 2 Behoki, as the eyes of servants look 2 Then was our mouth filled with unto the land of their masters, and as the laughter, and our tongue with singing : cyes of a maiden unto the hand of her then said they among the heathen, "The inistress ; so our eyes wait upon the LORD Lord hath done great things for them. our God, until that he have mercy upon 3 The Lord hath done great things

for us; wherrof we are glad. 3 Have mercy upon us, O Lord, have 4. Turn again our captivity, O Lord, mercy upon us : for we are exceedingly as the streams in the south. filled with contempt.

5 They that sow in tears shall reap in 4 Our soul is exceedingly filled with the joy. scorning of those that are at ease, and '6 He that goeth forth and weepeth, with the contempt of the proud.

bearing precious seed, shall doubtless PSAL. CXXIV.

come again with rejoicing, bringing his The church blesseih God for a miracu- sheaves with him. lous deliverance.

PSAL. CXXVII. A Song of degrees of David. 1 The virtue of God's blessing. 3 Good If was

children are his gifi. on our side, now may Israel say ;

A Song of degrees for Solomon. 2 If it had not been the Lord who was

E on our side, when men rose up against us : they labour in vain that build it : ex

3 Then they had swallowed us up cept the Lord keep the city, the watchquick, when iheir wrath was kindled man waketh cut in vain. against us:

2 It is vain for you to rise up early, to 4. Then the waters had overwhelmed sit up late, to cat the bread of sorrows: us, the stream had gone over our soul : for so he giveth his beloved sleep.

5 Then the proud waters had gone 3 Lo, children are an heritage of the orer our soul.

Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his 6 Blessed be the LORD, who hath not reward. given us as a prey to their teeth.

4 As arrows are in the hand of a migh7 Our soul is escaped as a bird out of ty man; so are children of the youth. the snare of the fowlers: the snare is bro- 5 Happy is the man that hath his quiver ken, and we are escaped.

full of them : they shall not be ashamed, 8 Our help is in the name of the Lord, but they sha! speak wil the chemics i!? who made licaren are carth.

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