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508 An exhortation to praise God. PSALMS. A repetilion of God's firomises. PSIL. CXXVIII.

with the Lord there is mercy, and with The sundry blessings which follow them him is plenteous redemption. that fiar God.

8 And he shall redeem Israel from all A Song of degrees.

his iniquities. DLESSED 18 every one that feareth the

PSAL. CXXXI. LORD; that walketh in his ways. 1 David, profesing his humility, 3 er2 For thou shalt eat the labour of thine horteth Israel to hope in God. hands : happy shalt thou be, and it shall A Song of degrees of David. be well with thee.

3 Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by mine eyes lofty: neither do I exerthe sides of thine house: thy children like cise myself in great matters, or in thirgs olive plants round thy table.

too high for me. 4 Behold, that thus shall the man be 2 Surely I have behaved and quieted blessed that feareth the LORD.

myself as a child that is weaned of his 5 The LORD shall bless thce out of mother: my soul is even as a weaned child. Zion: and thou shalt see the good of Je- 3 Let Israel hope in the LORD from rusalem all the days of thy life.

henceforth and for ever. 6 Yea, thou shalt see thy children's

PSAL. CXXXII. children, and peace upon Israel.

i David, in his prayer, commendeth unto PSAL. CXXIX.

God the religious care he had for the 1 An exhortation to praise God for sav- ark. 8 His prayer at the removing of

ing Israel in their great afflictions. the ark, 11 with a repetition of God's
5 The haters of the church are cursed. promises.
A Song of degrees.

A Song of degrees.
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ORD, remember David, and all his from my youth,

afflictions: say:

2 How he sware unto the LORD, and 2 Many a time have they afflicted me vowed unto the mighty God of Jacob; from my youth : yet they have not pre

3 Surely I will not come into the tabvailed against me.

ernacle of my house, nor go up into my 3 The plowers plowed upon my back : | ed; they made long their furrows.

4 I will not give sleep to mine eyes, or 4 The LORD is righteous : he hath cut slumber to mine eyelids, asunder the cords of the wicked.

5 Until I find out a place for the LORD, 5 Let them all be confounded and turn- an habitation for the mighty God of Jacob. ed back that hate Zion.

6 Lo, we heard of it at Ephratah : wę 6 Let them be as the grass upon the found it in the fields of the wood. house-tops, which withereth afore it grow- 7 We will go into his tabernacles: we

will worship at his footstool. 7 Wherewith the mower filleth not 8 Arise, O LORD, into thy rest; thou, his hand ; nor he that bindeth sheaves and the ark of thy strength. his bosom.

9 Let they priests be clothed with right8 Neither do they which go by, say, eousness; and let thy saints shout for joy. The blessing of the Lord be upon you: 10 For thy servant David's sake turn we bless you in the name of the Lord. not away the face of thine anointed. PSAL. CXXX.

11 The Lord hath sworn in truth un1 The psalmist professeth his hope in to David; he will not turn from it; Of

prayer, 5 and his patience in hope. the fruit of thy body will I set upon thy 7 Hle exhorteth Israel 10 hofie in God. throne. A Song of degrees.

12 If thy children will keep my coveOUT UT of the depths have I cried untonant and my testimony that I shall teach thee, O LORD.

them ; their children also shall sit upon 2 Lord, hear my voice: let thine ears thy throne for evermore. be attentive to the voice of my supplica- 13 For the Lord hath chosen Zion; tions.

he hath desired it for his habitation. 3 If thou, LORD, shouldest mark in- 14 This is my rest for ever : here will iquities, () LORD, who shall stand ? I dwell; for I have desired it.

4 But there is forgiveness with thee, 15 I will abundantly bless her provisthat thou mayest be feared.

ion: I will satisfy her poor with bread. 5 I wait for the Lord, my soul doth 16 I will also clothe her priests with wait, and in his word do I hope,

salvation, and her saints shall shout a6 My soul waileth for the LORD more loud for joy. than they that watch for the morning : 17 There will I make the horn of David I say, more than they that watch for the to bud: I have ordained a lamp for mine norning

anointed. 7 Let Israel hope in the LORD: for 18 His enemies will I clothe with

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An exhortation to bless God, PSALMS and to give him thanks. 509 shame: but upon himself shall his crown 14 For the Lord will judge his people, flourish.

and he will repent himself concerning his PSAL. CXXXIII.

servants. The blessedness of union among brethren. 15 The idols of the heathen are silver

A Song of degrees of David. and gold, the work of men's hands. EHOLI), how good and how pleas- 16 They have mouths, but they speak

ant it is for brethren to dwell togeth- not ; eves have they, but they see nest. er in unity!

17 They have ears, but they hear not; 2 It is like the precious ointment upon neither is there any breath in their mouths. the head, that ran down upon the beard, 18 They that make them are like unto even Aaron's beard : that went down to them : so is every one that trusteth in the skirts of his garments;

them. 3 As the dew of Hermon, and as the 19 Bless the LORD, O house of Israel: dery that descended upon the mountains bless the LORD, () house of Aaron: of Zion : for there the LORD commanded 20 Bless the LORD, () house of Levi : the blessing, even life for evermore. ye that fear the LORD, .bless the Lord. PSAL. CXXXIV.

21 Blessed be the Lord out of Zion, An exhortation to bless God. which dwelleth at Jerusalem. Praise ye A Song of degrees.

the Lord. EHOLD, bless ye the Lord, all ye

PSAL. CXXXVI. servants of the Lord, which hy | An exhortation to give thanks to God night stand in the house of the LORD.

for particular merciee. 2 Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, O and bless the LORD.

he is good : for his mercy endureth 3 The Lord that made heaven and for ever. earth bless thee out of Zion.

2 O give thanks unto the God of gods : PSAL. CXXXV.

for his mercy endurell for ever. 1 An exhortation to praise God for his 3 O give thanks to the LORD of lords:

mercy, 5. for his power, and for his for his mercy endureth for ever. judgmenis. 15 The vanity of idols. 19 4 To him who alone doeth great wonAn exhortation to bless God.

ders: for his mercv endurrik for ever. RAISE ye the LORD. Praise ye the 5 To him that by wisdoin made the ye servants of the LORD.

6 To him that stretched out the earth 2 Ye that stand in the house of the Lord, above the waters: for his mercy endureth in the courts of the house of our God,

5 Praise ye the LORD; for the Lord is..7 To him that made great lights: for good; sing praises unto his name; for it his mercy endureth for ever: is pleasant.

8 The sun to rule by day : for his 4 For the Lord hath chosen Jacob mercy endureth for ever: unto himself, and Israel for his peculiar 9 The moon and stars to rule by night: treasure.

for his mercy endureth for ever. 5 For I know that the Lord is great, 10 To him that smote Egypt in their and that our Lord is above all gods. first-born: for his mercy endureth forever:

6 Whatsoever the LORD pleased, that 11 And brought out Israel from among did he in heaven, and in earth, in the || them : for his mercy ondurrth for ever: seas, and all deep places.

12 With a strong hand, and with a 7 He causeth the vapours to ascend stretched out arm: for his mercy ordureth from the ends of the earth; he maketh for ever. lightnings for the rain ; he bringeth the 13 Tohim which divided the Red sea inwind out of his treasuries.

to parts : for his mercy endureth for ever: & Who smote the first-born of Egypt, 14 And made Israel to pass through both of man and beast.

the midst of it: for his mercy endureti 9 Ilho sent tokens and wonders into for ever: tie midst of thee, () Egypt, upon Pha- 15 But overthrew Pharaoh and his raoh, and upon all his servants.

host in the Red sea : for his mercy en10 Who smote great nations, and slew dureth for ever. mighty kings;

16 Tohim which led his people through in Sihon king of the Amorites, and Og | the wilderness : for his mercy endureii king of Bashan, and all the kingdoms of for ever. Canaan :

17 To him which smote great kings : 12 And gave their land for an heritage, || for his mercy endureth for ever: an heritage unto Israel his people.

18 And slew famous kings : for his 13 Thy name, () LORD, 'endureth for mercy endureth for ever: ever ; and thy memorial, ( LORD, 19 Sihon king of the Amorites: for his throughout all generations.

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510 Jerus constancy in cafitivity. PSALMS. God's all-sccing providence.

20 And Og the king of Bashan: for his 7 Though I walk in the midst of troumercy endureth for cver:

ble, thou wilt revive me : thou shalt 21 And gave their land for an heritage: stretch forth thine land against the wratlı for his mercy endureth for ever : of mine enemies, and thy right hand shall

22 Even an heritage unto Israel his save me. servant: for his mercy endureth for ever. 8 Tlie LORD will perfect that which

23 Who remembered us in our low concerneth me: thy mercy, O LORD, enestate: for his mercy endureth for ever: dureth for ever: forsake not the works

24. And hath redeemed us from our of thine own hands, enemies : for his mercy endureth for ever.

PSAL. CXXXIX. 25 Who giveth food to all flesh: for his David praiseth God for his all-seeing mercy endureth for ever.

pirovidence. 26 Ogive thanks unto the God of heav- To the clief Musician, A Psalm of David. en : for his mercy endureth for ever. O Lord, thou hast searched me, and

PSAL. CXXXVII. I The constancy of the Jews in captivity. 2 Thou knowest my 'down-sitting and

7 The prophei curseth Edom and Babel | mine up-rising, thou understandest my BY doen, vees, of babeben, where we sat thought of conti downyeawe wept, when

3 Thou compassest my path and my membered Zion.

lying down, and art acquainted with all 2 We hanged our harps upon the wil- my ways. lows in the midst thereof.

4 For there is not a word in my tongue, 3 For there they that carried us away but lo, O Lord, thou knowesť it altocaptive required of us a song; and they gether. that wasted us required of us mirth, say

5 Thou hast beset me behind and being, Sing us one of the songs of Zion. fore, and laid thine hand upon me.

4 How shall we sing the LORD's song 6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for in a strange land?

me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it. 5 If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my 7 Whither shall I go from thy spirit ? right hand forget her cunning.

or whither shall I flee from thy presence? 6 If I do not remember thec, let my 8 If I ascend up into heaven, thou art tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth; there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, if I prefer not Jerusalem above my chet thou art there. joy,

9 If I take the wings of the morning, 7 Remember, O LORD, the children and dwell in the uttermost parts of the of Edom in the day of Jerusalem ; who sea ; said, Rase it, rase it, even to the founda- 10 Even there shall thy hand lead me, tion thereof.

and thy right hand shall hold me. 8 () daughter of Babylon, who art to 11 If I say, Surely the darkness shall be destroyed ; lappy shall he be, that re- cover me; even the night shall be light Wardeth ihee as thou hast served us.

9 Happy shall he be, that taketh and 12 Yea, the darkness hideth not from dashetli thy little ones against the stoncs. thee; but the night shineth as the day : PSAL. CXXXVIII.

the darkness and the light are both alike 1 David praiseth God for the truth of to thee.

his word. 4 He prophesieth that the 13 For thouhast possessed my reins: thou kings of the earth shall praise God. hast covered me in my mother's womb. A Psalm of David.

1.1 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully WILL praise thee with my whole and wonderfully made: marvellous arc praise unto thec.

right well. 2 I will worship toward thy luoly tem- 15 My substance was not hid from thee, ple, and praise thy name for thy loving- | when I was made in secret, and curiously kindnees and for thy truth: for thou hast wrought in the lowest parts of the carth. magrired thy word above all thy name. 16 Thinc eyes did see my substance,

3. In the day when I cried thou an- yet being unperfect; and in thy book all sweredst me, and strengthenedst me with my meinbers were written, which in constrength in

my
soul.

tinuance were fashioned, whenasyct ihere 4 All the kings of the earth shall praise | none of them. thee, O LORD, when they hear the words 17 How precious also are thy thoughts of thy mouth.

unto me, O God! low great is the sum 5 Yca, they shall sing in the ways of the of then! LORD: for great is the glory of the LORD. 18 If I should count them, they are

6 Thongli tlie LORD be liign, vet bath more in number than the sand: wlien I le respect unto the lowly: but ille proud awake, I am still with thee. he knoweth afar oft:

19 Surely thou wilt slay the wicked,

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David prayeth for deliverance. PSALMS. His comfort in trouble. 511. God: depart from me therefore, ye 2 Let my prayer be set forth before bloody men.

thee as incense; and the lifting up of my 20 For they speak against thee wicked- hands as the evening sacrifice. Ty, and thine enemies take thy name in vain. 3 Set a watch, O Lord, before my

21 Do not I hate them, O LORD), that mouth ; keep the door of my lips. hate thee? and am not I grieved with 4 Incline not my heart toany evil thing. those that rise up against thee?

to practise wicked works with men that 22 I hate them with perfect hatred : I work iniquity : and let me not eat of their count them mive enenies.

dainties. 23 Search me, O Gol, and know my 5 Let the righteous smite me ; it shall heart: try me, and know my thoughts : 1 be a kindness : and let him reprove me;

24 And see if there be any wicked way it shall be an excellent oil, which shall not 'in me, and lead me in the way everlasting break my head : for yet my prayer also PSAL. CXL.

shall be in their calamities. David prayeth to be delivered from Saul 6 When their judges are overthrown in and Doeg

stony places, they shall hear my words ; To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. || for they are sweet. DELIVER mereserlerine from the

7 Our bones are scattered at the grave's evil man : preserve me from the mouth, as when one cutteth and cleavetli violent man;

50ood upon the earth. 2 Which imagine mischiefs in their 8 But mine eyes are unto thee, O GOD heart ; continually are they gathered to- the LORD : in thce is my trust ; leave not gether for war.

my soul destitute. 3 They have sharpened their tongues 9 Keep me from the snare which they like a serpent; adders poison is under have laid for me, and the gins of the their lips. Selah.

workers of iniquity. 4 Keep me, O LORD, from the hands 10 Let the wicked fall into their own of the wicked ; prescive me from the nets, whilst that I withal escape. violent man; who have purposed to over

PSAL. CXLII. throw my goings.

David sheweth that in his trouble all nig 5 The proud have hid a snare for comfort was in prayer unto God, me, and cords ; they have spread a net Maschii cf David; À prayer when he was by the way side ; they have set gins for

in the cave,
me. Selah.
6 I said unto the Lord, Thou art my

I CRIED unto the LORD with my voice;
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with my voice unto the LORD did I God: hear the voice of my supplications, make my supplication. O LORD.

2 I poured out my complaint before 7 0 God the Lord, the strength of my him ; I shewed before him my trouble. salvation, thou hast covered my head in 3 When my spirit was overwhelmed the day of battle.

within me, then thou knewest my path. 8 Grant not, O LORD, the desires of . In the way wherein I walked harc they the wicked: further not his wickel de- 1 privily laid a snare for me. vice; lest they exalt themselves. Selah. 4 I looked on my right hand, and be

9 As for the head of those that compass held, but there was no man that woulit me about, let the mischief of their own know me : refuge failed me; no man lips cover them.

cared for my soul. 10 Let burning coals fall upon them : 5 I cried unto thes, O LORD : I said, let them be cast into the fire ; into deep i Thou art my refuge and my portion in pits, that they rise not up again.

the land of the living. 11 Let not an evil speaker be establish- 6 Attend unto my cry; for I am ed in the earth : evil shall hunt the vio brought very low : deliver me from my lent man to overthrow him.

persecutors; for they are stronger than I. 12 I know that the LORD will main- 7 Bring my soul out of prison, that I tain the cause of the alllicted, and the may praise thy name: the righteous shall right of the poor

compass me about ; for thou shalt deal 13 Surely the righteous shall give thanks bountifully with me. into thy name: the upright shall dwell

PSAL. CXLIII. in thy presence:

1 David prayeth for favour in judg:PSAL. CXLI.

ment. 3 He complaineth of his griefs. 7 1 David prayeth that his suit may be ac- Fle prayeth for grace, 9 for deliver-

cupruble, his conscience sincere, 7 and ance, 10 for sanctification, 12 for ile liis life safe from snares.

destruction of his enemies. A Psalın of David.

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512 David prayeth for sanctification. PSALMS. He fraiseth God for his goodness.

2 And enter not into judgment with 9 I will sing a new song unto thee, O thy servant : for in thy sight shall no man God: upon a psaltery and an instrument living be justified.

of ten strings will I sing praises unto thee. 3 For the enemy hath persecuted my 10 It is he that giveth salvation unto soul; he hath smitten my life down to the kings: who delivereth David his servant ground ; he hath made me to dwell in from the hurtful sword. darkness, as those that have been long 11 Rid me, and deliver me from the dcad.

hand of strange children, whose mouth 4 Therefore is my spirit overwhelmed speaketh vanity, and their right hand is a within me ; my heart within me is des right hand of falsehood: olate.

12 That our sons may be as plants 5 I remember the days of old, I med grown up in their youth ; that our daughitate on all thy works ; I muse on the ters may be as corner stones, polished ufwork of thy hands.

ter the similitude of a palace : 6 I stretch forth my hands unto thee : 15 That our garners may be full, affordmy soul thirsleth after thee, as a thirsty ing all manner of store ; that our sheep land. Selah.

may bring forth thousands and ten thou7 Hear me speedily, O LORD: my spir- | sands in our streets : it faileth : hide not thy face from me, lest 14 That our oxen may be strong to laI be like unto them that go down into || bour; that there be no breaking in, nor

going out; that there be no complaining 8 Cause me to hear thy loving-kind- in our streets. ness in the morning; for in thee do I trust: 15 Happy is that people, that is in such cause me to know the way wherein I a case : yea, happy is that people, whose should walk; for I lift up my soul unto thee. God is the Lord. 9 Deliver me, () LORD, from mine en

PSAL. CXLV. emies: I fee unto thee to hide me. 1 David praiseth God for his fame, 8

10 Teach me to do thy will ; for thou goodness, 11 kingdom, 14 providence, art my God: thy spirit is good ; lead me i7 and for his saving mercy. into the land of uprightness.

David's Psalm of praise. 1. Quicken me Lord, for thy name's I WILL extol thee, my God, Oking; sake:

will for my soul out of trouble.

12 And of thy mercy cut off mine ene- 2 Every day will I bless thee ; and I mies, and destroy all them that afflict my will praise thy name for ever and ever. soul : for I am thy servant.

3 Great is the LORD, and greatly to PSAL. CXLIV.

be praised; and his greatness is unsearch, 1 David blesseth God for his mercy. 5,able.

He prayeth that God would powerful- 4 One generation shall praise thy works ly deliver him from his encinics. 9 He to another, and shall declare thy mighty piromiseth to Jiraise God. A Psalm of David.

5 I will speak of the glorious honour BLESSE esetben Loop Dames strength of thy majesty, and of thy wonderous and my fingers to fight;

6 And ?nen shall speak of the might of 2 My goodness, and my fortress ; my thy teuible acts: and I will deciare thy high tower, and my deliverer; my shield, greatness. and he in whom I trust; who subdueth my 7 They shall al undantly utter the mempeople under me.

ory of thy great goodness, and shall sing S LORD, what is man, that thou takest of thy righteousness. knowledge of him! or the son of man, 8 The Lord is gracious, and full of that thou makest account of him! compassion ; slow to anger, and of great

4 Man is like to vanity: his days are mercy. as a shadow that passeth away.

9 The LORD is good to all : and his 5 Bow thy heavens, O Lord, and come tender mercies are over all his works. down : touch the mountains, and they 10 All thy works shall praise thee, O shall smoke.

LORD ; and thy saints shall bless thee. 6 Cast forth lightning, and scatter 11 They shall speak of the glory of thy them : shoot out únine allows, and de- kingdom, and talk of thy power ; stroy them.

12 To make known to the sons of men 7 Senil thine hand from above; rid his mighty acts, and the glorious majesty me, and deliver me out of great waters, of his kingilom. from the hand of strange children ;

13 Thý kingdom is an everlasting king8 Whose mouth speaketh vanity, and dom, and thy cominion endureth througatheir right hand is a right hand of false- out all generations. ljud.

14 The Lord upholdeth all that fall,

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