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God is just in all his ways. CHAPTER XXXVIII. His wisdom unsearchable.

13 Surely God will not hear vanity, neither commandeth it not to shine by the cloud that wili the Almighty regard it.

cometh betwixt. 14 Although thou suyest thou shalt not see 33 The noise thereof sheweth concerning it, him, yet judgment is before him ; therefore trust the cattle also concerning the vapour. thou in hiin. 15 But now, because it is not so, he hath vis.

CHAPTER XXXVII. ited in his anger; yet he knoweth it not in great

1 God is to be feared because of his great works. extremity :

15 His wisdom is unsearchable in them. 16 Therefore doth Job open his mouth in vain ; AT this also my heart trembleth, and is moved he multiplieth words without knowledge.

n out of his place. CHAPTER XXXVI.

2 Hear attentively the noise of his voice, and

the sound that goeth out of his mouth, 1 Elihu sheiceth how God is just in his ways.

3 He directeth it under the whole hea ven, and 16 How Job's sins hinder God's blessings. I his lightning unto the ends of the earth. 24 God's works are to be magnified.

4 After it a voice roareth; he thundereth with F LIHU also proceeded and said,

the voice of his excellency: and he will not siay V 2 Suffer me a little, and I will shew thee them when his voice is heard. that I have yet to speak on God's behalf.

5 God thundereth marvellously with his voice : 3 I will fetch my knowledge from afar, and great things doeth he, which we cannot compre. will ascribe righteousness to my Maker.

hend. 4 For truly iny words shall not be false : he 6 For he saith to the snow, Be thou on the that is perfect in knowledge is with thee.

earth; likewise to the small rain, and to the 5 Behold, God is mighty, und despiseth not great rain of his strength. any : he is mighty in strength and wisdom.

7 He sea leth up the hand of every man ; that 6 He preserveth not the life of the wicked: but all men may know his work. giveth right to the poor.

8 Then the beasts go into dens, and remain in 7 He withdra weth not his eyes from the right. their places. eous: but with kings are they on the throne; 9 Out of the south cometh the whirlwind : and yeu, he doth establish them for ever, and they cold out of the north. are exulted.

10 By the breath of God frost is given : and 8 And if they be bound in fetters, and be hold. | the brendth of the waters is straitened. er in cords of afliction ;

11 Also by watering he wearieth the thick 9 Then he sheweth them their work, and their cloud: he scattereth his bright cloud: transgressions that they have exceeded.

12 And it is turned round about by his coun. 10 He openeth also their ear to discipline, and sels : that they may do whatsoever he com. cornmandeth that they return from iniquity. mandeth them upon the face of the world in the

11 If they ubey and serve him, they shall spend earth. their days in prosperity, and their years in pleas 13 He causeth it to come, whether for correcures.

tion, or for his land, or for mercy. 12 But if they obey not, they shall perish 14 Hearken unto this, O Job: stand still, and by the sword, and they shall die without knowl. consider the wondrous works of Gud. edge.

15 Dost thou know when God disposed them, But the hypocrites in heart heap up wrath : and caused the light of his cloud to shine? they cry not when he bindeth thein.

16 Dost thou know the balancings of the 14 They die in youth, and their life is among clouds, the wondrous works of him which is the uncleun.

perfect in knowledye? 13 Re delivereth the poor in his affliction, and 17 How thy garinents are warm, when he openeth their ears in oppression.

quieteth the earth by the south wind? 16 Even so would he have removed thee out 18 Hast thou with him spread out the sky, of the struit into a brond place, where there is which is strong, and as a molten looking. no struitness; and that which should be set on glass? thy table should be full of fatness.

19 Teach us what we shall say unto him ; for 17 But thou hast fulfilled the judgment of we cannot order our speech by reason of dark. the wicked ; judgment and justice take hold

ness. on thee.

20 Shall it be told him that I speak? if a man 18 Because there is wrath, beware lest he take speak, surely he shall be swallowed up.. thee a wily with his stroke: then a great ransom 21 And now men see not the bright light which cannot deliver thee.

is in the clouds : but the wind passeth, and 19 Will he esteem thy riches? no, not gold, cleanseth them. nor all the forces of strength.

22 Fair weather cometh out of the north: with 20 Desire not the night, when people are cut God is terrible majesty. off in their place.

23 Touching the Almighty, we cannot find 21 Take heed, regard not iniquity : for this him out: he is excellent in power, and in hast thou chosen ruther than affliction.

judgment, and in plenty of justice: he will not 22 Behold, God exulteth by his power : who afflict. tencheth like him?

24 Men do therefore fear him: he respecteth 23 Who hath enjoined him his way? or who

not any that are wise of heart. can sav. Thou hast wrought iniquity ?

CHAPTER XXXVIII. 24 Reinember that thou magnify his work, which meu behold.

1 God challengeth Job to answer. _4 God, by 23 Every man may see it ; man may behold it

his mighty works, convinceth Job of ignoafar ofl.

rance, 31 and of imbecility. 26 Behold, God is great, and we know him THEN the LORD answered Job out of the not, neither can the number of his years be whirlwind, and said, sen rched out.

2 Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words 27 For he maketh small the drops of water : without knowledge ? they pour down rain according to the vapour 3 Gird up now thy loins like a man; for I will thereof;.

demand of thee, and answer thou me. 28 Which the clouds du drop and distil upon 4 Where wast thou when I laid the founda. man abundantly,

tions of the earth ? declare, if thou hast under. 29 Also can any understand the spreadings of standing. the clouds, or the noise of his tabernacle?

5 Who hath laid the measures thereot, if thou 30 Behold, he sprendeth his light upon it, and knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon covereth the bottom of the sea.

31 For by them judgeth he the people; he giv. 6 Whereupon are the foundations thereof eth ment in abundance.

fastened ? or who laid the corner-stone there. 32 With clouds he covereth the light; and

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Man's weakness and ignorance. JOB. Of the wild goats and hinds, &c.

7. When the morning stars sang together, and when his young ones cry unto God, they wander all the sons of God shouted for joy?

for lack of meat. 8 Or who shut up the sea with doors, when

CHAPTER XXXIX. it brake forth, as if it had issued out of the womb ?

1 of the wild goats and hinds. 5 Of the wild 9 When I made the cloud the garment there.

ass. 9 The unicorn. 13 The peacock, stok, of, and thick darkness a swaddling band for and ostrich. 19 The horse. 26 The hawk. it,

27 The eagle. ***10 And brake up for it my decreed place, and KNOWEST thou the time when the wild set bars and doors,

goats of the rock bring forth? or canst thou 11 And said, Hitherto shalt thou come, but no mark when the hinds do calve? further: and here shall thy proud waves be 2 Canst thou number the months that they stayed?

fulfil ?. or knowest thou the time when they 12 Hast thou commanded the morning since bring forth? thy days; and caused the day-spring to know | 3 T'hey bow themselves, they bring forth their his place;

young ones, they cast out their sorrows, 13 That it might take hold of the ends of the 4 Their young ones are in good liking, they earth, that the wicked might be shaken out grow up with corn; they go forth, and return of it?

not unto them, 14 It is turned as clay to the seul; and they 5 Who hath sent out the wild ass free? or who stand as a garment.

hath loosed the bands of the wild ass ? 15 And from the wicked their light is with. 6 Whose house I have made the wilderness, holden, and the high arm shall be broken.

and the barren land his dwellings. 16 Hast thou entered into the springs of the 7 He scorneth the multitude of the city, nei. sea ? or hast thou walked in the search of the ther regardeth he the crying of the driver. depth ?

8 The range of the mountains is his pastur 17 Have the gates of death been opened unto and he searcheth after every green thing. thee? or hast thou seen the doors of the shadow

9 Will the unicorn be willing to serve thee, or of death ?

abide by thy crib ? 18 Hast thou perceived the breadth of the 10 Canst thou bind the unicorn with his band earth ? declare if thou knowest it all.

in the furrow? or will he harrow the valleys af 19 Where is the way where light dwelleth? ter thee? and as for darkness, where is the place there. 11 Wilt thou trust him, because his strength of

is great ? or wilt thou leave thy labour to 20 That thou shouldest take it to the bound him? thereof, and that thou shouldest know the paths 12 Wilt thou believe him, that he will bring to the house thereof?

home thy seed, and guther it into thy barn? 21 Knowest thou it, because thou wast then 13 Gavest thou the goodly wings unto the born? or because the number of thy days is peacocks? or wings and feathers unto the osgreat?

trich ? 22 last thou entered into the treasures of the 14 Which leaveth her eggs in the earth, and snow? or hast thou seen the treasures of the warmeth them in the dust, hail,

15 And forgetteth that the foot may crush 23' Which I have reserved against the time them, or that the wild beast may break them. of trouble, against the day of battle and war? 16 She is hardened against her young ones, as

24 By what way is the light parted, which though they were not hers : her labour is in vain scattereth the east wind upon the earth ?

without fear; 25 Who hath divided a watercourse for the 17 Because God hath deprived her of wisdom, overflowing of waters, or a way for the light. neither hath he imparted to her understand ning of thunder ;

26 To cause it to rain on the earth, where no 18 What time she lifteth up herself on high, man is ; on the wilderness, wherein there is no she scorneth the horse and his rider. man ;

19 Hast thou given the horse strength ? hast 27 To satisfy the desolate and waste ground; | thou clothed his neck with thunder ? and to cause the bud of the tender herb to 20 Canst thou make him afraid as a grasshop. spring forth?

per? the glory of his nostrils is terrrible. 28 Hath the rain a father? or who hath begot. 21 He paweth in the valley, and rejoiceth ten the drops of dew?

in his strength: he goeth on to meet the armed 29 Out of whose womb came the ice? and men. the hoary frost of heaven, who hath gendered

22 He mocketh at fear, and is not affright.

ed; neither turneth he back from the sword, 30 The waters are hid as with a stone, and the 23. The quiver rattleth against him, the glitter. face of the deep is frozen,

ing spear and the shield. 31 Canst thou bind the sweet influences of 24 He swalloweth the ground with fierceness Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion ?

and rage ; neither believeth he that it is the 32 Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth in his sound of the trumpet. season? or canst thou guide Arcturus with his 25 He saith among the trumpets, Ha, ha! and sons ?

he smelleth the battle afar off, the thunder of the 33 Knowest thou the ordinances of heaven ? captains, and the shouting. canst thou set the dominion thereof in the

26 Doth the hawk fly by thy wisdom, and earth ?

stretch her wings toward the south ? 34 Canst thou lift up thy voice to the clouds, 27 Doth the eagle mount up at thy command, that abundance of waters may cover thee?

and make her nest on high? 35 Canst thou send lightnings, that they may 28 She dwelleth and abideth on the rock, upon go, and say unto thee, Here we are ?

the crag of the rock, and the strong place. 36 Who hath put wisdom in the inward 23 From thence she seeketh the prey, and her parts ? or who hath given understanding to the eyes behold afar off. heart?

30 Her young ones also suck up blood : and 37 Who can number the clouds in wisdom? where the slain are, there is she. or who can stay the bottles of heaven,

CHAPTER XL. 38 When the dust groweth into hardness, and the clods clea ve fast together?

1 Job humbleth himself to God. 6 God stirreth 39 Wilt thou hunt the prey for the lion? or fill

him up to shew his righteousness, power, and the appetite of the young lions,

wisdom, 15 Of the behemoth. 40 When they couch in their dens, and abide MOREOVER, the LORD answered Job, and in the covert to lie in wait ?

41 Who provideth for the raven his food ? ! Shall he that contendeth with the Almighty

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Job humbleth himself. CHAPTER XLII. God accepteth him, &c. instruct him ? he that reproveth God, let him | 15 His scales are his pride, shut up together answer it.

as with a close seal. 3 T Then Job answered the LORD, and said, 16 One is so near to another, that no air can

4 Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer come between them. thee? I will lay my hand upon my mouth.

17 They are joined one to another, they stick 5 Once have I spoken ; but I will not answer : together, that they cannot be sundered. yea, twice; but I will proceed no further.

18 By his neesings a light doth shine, and his 6'T Then answered the LORD unto Job out of eyes are like the eyelids of the morning. the whirlwind, and said,

19 Out of his mouth go burning lamps, and 7 Gird up thy loins now like a man: I will sparks of fire leap out. demand of thee, and declare thou unto me. 20 Out of his nostrils goeth smoke, as out of a

8 Wilt thou also disannul my judgment ? wilt seething pot or caldron. thou condemn me, that thou mayest be righte 21 His breath kindleth coals, and a flame ous ?

goeth out of his mouth. 9 Hast thou an arm like God? or canst thou 22 In his neck remaineth strength, and sorrow thunder with a voice like him?

is turned into joy before him. 10 Deck thyself now with majesty and excel. 23 The flakes of his flesh are joined together : lency; and array thyself with glory and beauty. they are firm in themselves; they cannot be

11 Cast abroad the rage of thy wrath : and moved. behold every one that is proud, and abase 24 His heart is as firm as a stone; yea, as hard him.

as a piece of the nether millstone. 12 Look on every one that is proud, and bring 25 When he raiseth up himself, the mighty are him low; and tread down the wicked in their afraid: by reason of breakings they purify them. place.

selves. 13 Hide them in the dust together; and bind 26 The sword of him that layeth at him can. their faces in secret.

not hold : the spear, the dart, nor the haber. 14 Then will I also confess unto thee that thine geon.. own right hand can save thee.

27 He esteemeth iron as straw, and brass as 15 Behold now behemoth, which I made rotten wood. with thee; he eateth grass as an ox..

28 The arrow cannot make him flee : sling16 Lo now, his strength is in his loins, and his stones are turned with him into stubble. force is in the navel of his belly.

29 Darts are counted as stubble: he laugheth 17 He moveth his tail like a cedar ; the sinews | at the shaking of a spear. of his stones are wrapped together.

30 Sharp stones are under him: he spreadeth 18 His bones are as strong pieces of brass ; his sharp-pointed things upon the mire. bones are like bars of iron.

31 He maketh the deep to boil like a pot: he 19 He is the chief of the ways of God: he maketh the sea like a pot of ointment. that made him can make his sword to approach 32 He maketh a path to shine after him; one unto him.

would think the deep to be hoary, 20 Surely the mountains bring him forth food, 33 Upon earth there is not his like, who is where all the beasts of the field play.

made without fear. 21 He lieth under the shady trees, in the covert 34 He beholdeth all high things : he is a king of the reed, and fens.

over all the children of pride. 22 The shady trees cover him with their

CHAPTER XLII. shadow; the willows of the brook compass him about.

1 Job submitteth himself unto God. 7 God, 23 Behold, he drinketh up a river, and hasteth preferring Job's cause, maketh his friends not: he trusteth that he can draw up Jordan into

submit themselves, and accepteth him. 10 He his mouth,

magnifieth and blesseth Job. 16 Job's age 24 He taketh it with his eyes : his nose pierceth

and death. through snares.

THEN Job answered the LORD, and said, CHAPTER XLI.

12 I know that thou canst do every thing, and

that no thought can be withholden from thee. Of God's great power in the leviathan.

3 Who is he that hideth counsel without DANST thou draw out leviathan with an knowledge ? therefore have I uttered that I un.

hook ? or his tongue with a cord which thou derstood not; things too wonderful for me, lettest down?

which I knew not. 2 Canst thou put an hook into his nose? or 4 Hear, I beseech thee, and I will speak: I bore his jaw through with a thorn ?

will demand of thee, and declare thou unto 3 Will he make many supplications unto thee? me. will he speak soft words unto thee?

5 I have heard of thee by the hearing of the 4 Will he make a covenant with thee? wilt ear: but now mine eye seeth thee: thou take him for a servant for ever?

6 Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in 5 Wilt thou play with him as with a bird? or dust and ashes. wilt thou bind him for thy maidens?

71 And it was so, that after the Lord had 6 Shall thy companions make a banquet of spoken these words unto Job, the LORD said to him ? shall they part him among the mer. Eliphaz the Temanite, My wrath is kindled chants ?

against thee, and against thy two friends : for 7 Canst thou fill his skin with barbed irons ? ye have not spoken of me the thing that is right, or his head with fish-spears?

as my servant Job hath. 8 Lay thine hand upon him, remember the 8. Therefore take unto you now seven bullocks battle, do no more.

and seven rams, and go to my servant Job, and 9 Behold, the hope of him is in vain: shall offer up for yourselves a burnt offering ; and my not one be cast down even at the sight of servant Job shall pray for you: for him will I him?

accept: Jest I deal with you after your folly, in 10 None is so fierce that dare stir him up : who that ye have not spoken of me the thing which then is able to stand before me?

is right, like my servant Job. 11 Who hath prevented me, that I should re. 9 So Eliphaz the Temanite and Bildad the pay him ? whatsoever is under the whole hea. Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite went, and ven is mine.

did according as the LORD commanded them: 12 I will not conceal his parts, nor his power, the LORD also accepted Job. nor his comely proportion.

10 And the LORD turned the captivity of Job, 13 Who can discover the face of his garment? when he prayed for his friends : also the LORD or who can come to him with his double bri. gave Job twice as much as he had before. dle ?

"11 Then came there unto him all his brethren, 14 Who can open the doors of his face ? his and all his sisters, and all they that had been of teeth are terrible round about.

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PSALMS. : Security of God's protection. him in his house: and they bemoaned him, and 14 And he called the name of the first, Jemi. comforted him over all the evil that the LORD | ma; and the name of the second, Kezia ; and had brought upon him: every man also gave i the name of the third, Keren-happuch. him a piece of money, and every one an ear. 15 And in all the land were no women found ring of gold.

so fair as the daughters of Job: and their fa. 12 So the Lord blessed the latter end of Job ther gave them inheritance among their brethmore than his beginning : for he had fourteen ren. thousand sheep, and six thousand camels, and a 16 After this lived Job an hundred and forty thousand yoke of oxen, and a thousand she. | years, and saw his sons, and his sons'sons, even asses.

four generations. 13 He had also seven sons, and three daughters. I 17 So Job died, being old and full of days.

T THE
BOOK OF PSALMS.

PSALM I.

ORD, how are they increased that trouble

me? many are they that rise up against me. 1 The happiness of the godly. 4 The unhap.

2 Many there be which say of my soul, There piness of the ungodly.

is no help for him in God. Selnh. BLESSED is the man that walketh not in the 3 But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me: my

counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the | glory, and the lifter up of mine head. way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the 1 4 I cried unto the LORD with my voice, and scornful.

he heard me out of his holy hill. Selah. 2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; 5 I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for and in his law doth he meditate day and night. the LORD sustained me.

3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the 6 I will not be afraid of ten thousands of peo. rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in ple, that have set themselves against me round his season ; his leaf also shall not wither; and about. whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

7 Arise, O LORD; save me, O my God; for 4 The ungodly are not so: but are like the thou hast smitten all mine enemies upon the chaff which the wind driveth away.

cheek bone; thou hast broken the teeth of the 5 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the ungodly. judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the 8 Salvation belongeth unto the LORD: thy righteous.

blessing is upon thy people. Selah. 6 For the LORD knoweth the way of the

PSALM IV. righteous : but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

1 David prayeth for audience. 2 He reproveth

and exhorteth his enemies. 6 Man's happi. PSALM II.

ness is in God's favour. 1 The kingdom of Christ. 10 Kings are ex

1 To the chief Musician on Neginoth, A Psalm horted to accept it.

of David. W HY do the heathen rage, and the people HEAR me when I call, O God of my righte. imagine a vain thing?

11 ousness: thou hast enlarged me when I was 2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and in distress; have mercy upon me, and hear my the rulers take counsel together, against the prayer. LORD, and against his Anointed, saying,

20 ye sons of men, how long will ve turn my 3 Let us break their bands asunder, and cast glory into shame? how long will ye love vanity, away their cords from us.

and seek after leasing? Selah. 4 He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: 3 But know that the LORD hath set apart him the LORD shall have them in derision.

that is godly for himself: the LORD will hear 5 Then shull he speak unto them in his wrath, when I call unto him. and vex them in his sore displeasure..

4 Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with 6 Yet have I set my King upon my holy hill your own heart upon your bed, and be still. of Zion..

Selah. 7 I will declnre the decree: the Lord hath 5 Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have your trust in the LORD. I begotten thee.

6 There be many that say, Who will shew us 8 Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen any good ? LORD, lift thou up the light of thy for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts countenance upon us. of the earth for thy possession.

7 Thou hast put gladness in my heart, more 9 Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron : than in the time that their corn and their wine thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's increased.. vessel.

8 I will both lay me down in peace, and 10 Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be in- sleep: for thou, LORD, only makest me dwell structed, ye judges of the earth.

in safety. 11 Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with

PSALM V. trembling. 12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye per.

1 David prayeth, and professeth his study in ish from the way, when his wrath is kindled

prayer. 4 God favoureth not the wicked. 7 but a little. Blessed are all they that put their

David, professing his faith, pray th unto trust in him.

God to guide him, 10 to destroy his enemies, PSALM II.

11 and to preserve the godly.

I To the chief Musician upon Nehiloth, A Psalm The security of God's protection.

of David. TA Psalm of David, when he fled from Absa. CIVE ear to my words, O LORD, consider my lom his son.

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David's complaint in his sickness. PSALMS.

God's great love to man. 2 Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my ! 6 Arise, O LORD, in thine anger, lift up thy. King, and my God: for unto thee will I pray. self because of the rage of mine enemies : and

3 My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O awake for me to the judgment that thou hast LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer commanded. unto thee, and will look up.

7 So shall the congregation of the people com. 4 For thou art not a God that hath pleasure pass thee about: for their sakes therefore return in wickedness : neither shall evil dwell with thou on high. thee.

8 The LORD shall jndge the people: judge 5 The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou me, 0 LORD, according to my righteousness, hatest all workers of iniquity.

and according to mine integrity that is in ine. 6 Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing: 9 0 let the wickedness of the wicked come to the LORD will abhor the bloody and deceitful an end; but establish the just: for the righteous man.

God trieth the hearts and reins, 7 But as for me, I will come into thy house in 10 My defence is of God, which saveth the the multitude of thy mercy : and in thy fear upright in henit. will I worship toward thy holy temple.

11 "God judgeth the righteous, and God is an. 8 Lead me, O LORD, in thy righteousness, be. gry with the wicked every day. cause of mine enemies ; make thy way straight 12 If he turn not, he will whet his sword; he before my face,

hath bent his bow, and made it ready. 9 For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; 13 He huth also prepared for him the instru. their inward part is very wickedness; their ments of death; he ordaineth his arrows against throat is an open sepulchre; they flatter with the persecutors. their tongue.

14 Behold, he travaileth with iniquity, and 10 Destroy thou them, O God; let them fall hath conceived mischief, and brought forth by their own counsels ; cast them out in the falsehood. multitude of their transgressions ; for they have 15 He made a pit, and digged it, and is fallen rebelled against thee.

into the ditch which he mude. 11 But let all those that put their trust in thee 16 His mischief shall return upon his own rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because head, and his violent dealing shall come down thou defendest them; let them also that love upon his own pate. thy name be joyful in thee.

17 I will praise the LORD according to his 12 For thou, LORD, wilt bless the righteous ; righteousness: and will sing praise to the name with favour wilt thou compuss him as with a of the LORD most high. shield.

PSALM VIII.
PSALM VI.

God's glory is magnified by his works, and by 1 David's complaint in his sickness. 8 By

his love to man. faith he triumpheth over his enemies. 1 To the chier Musician upon Gittith, A Psalm To the chief Musician on Neginoth upon She.

of David. minith, A Psalm of David.

O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name LORD, rebuke me not in thine anger, nei. in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above ther chasten me in thy hot displeasure.

the heavens. 2 Have mercy upon me, O LORD; for I am 2 Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings weak: O LORD, heal me: for my bones are hast thou ordained strength because of thine vexed.

enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and 3 My soul is also sore vexed: but thou, O the avenger. LORD, how long ?

3 When I consider thy heavens, the work of 4 Return, O LORD, deliver my soul : oh save thy fingers; the moon and the stars, which thou me for thy mercies' suke!

hast ordained; 5 For in death there is no remembrance of 4 What is 'man, that thou art mindful of thee: in the grave who shall give thee thanks ? him ? and the son of man, that thou visitest

6 I am weary with my groaning; all the night | him ? make I my bed to swim; I water my couch 5 For thou hast made him a little lower than with my tears.

the angels, and hast crowned him with glory 7 Mine eye is consumed because of grief; it

and honour. waxeth old because of all mine enemies.

6 Thou madest him to have dominion over 8 Depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity : the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things for the LORD hath heard the voice of my weep. under his feet : ing.

7 All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of & The Lord hath heard my supplication; the the field ; LORD will receive my prayer.

8 The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, 10 Let all mine enernies be ashamed and sore and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the vexed : let them return and be ashamed sud. sens. denly.,

90 LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name PSALM VII.

in all the earth! 1 David prayeth against the malice of his ene

PSALM IX. mies, professing his innocency. 10 By faith | 1 David praiseth God for executing of judg. he seeth his defence, and the destruction of ment. 11 He inciteth others to praise him. his enemies.

13 He prayeth that he may have cause to 11 Shiggaion of David, which he sang unto the praise him. LORD, concerning the words of Cush the | T To the chief Musician upon Muthlabben, A Benjamite,

Psalm of David, LORD my God, in thee do I put my trust: I WILL praise thee, O LORD, with my whole

save me from all them that persecute me, heart; I will shew forth all thy marvellous and deliver me:

works. 2 Lest he tear my soul like a lion, rending it 2 I will be glad and rejoice in thee: I will in pieces, while there is none to deliver.

sing praise to thy name, O thou Most High. 30 LORD my God, if I have done this; if 3 When mine enemies are turned back, they there be iniquity in my hands;

shall fall and perish at thy presence. . 4 If I have rewarded evil unto him that was 4 For thou hast maintained my right and at peace with me; (yea, I have delivered him my cause ; thou satest in the throne judging that without cause is mine enemy :).

right.. 5 Let the enemy persecute my soul, and take 5 Thou hast rebuked the heathen, thou hast it : yea, let him tread down my life upon the destroyed the wicked, thou hust put out their earth, and lay mine honour in the dust. Se. name for ever and ever. lah.

6 0 thou enemy! destructions are come to a

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