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David exhorteth to praise God. PSALMS. He prayeth in his calamity.

6 Blessed be the LORD, because he hath heard To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. the voice of my supplications.

IN thee, O LORD, do I put my trust ; let me 7 The Lord is my strength, and my shield ; never be ashamed : deliver me in thy rightemy heart trusted in him, and I am helped : ousness. therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth ; and with 2 Bow down thine ear to me ; deliver me my song will I praise him.

speedily : be thou my strong rock, for an house 8 The Lord is their strength, and he is the of defence to save me. saving strength of his anointed.

3 For thou art my rock and my fortress : 9 Save thy people, and bless thine inheritance: therefore for thy name's sake lead me, and guide feed them also, and lift them up for ever. PSALM XXIX.

4 Pull me out of the net that they have laid

privily for me : for thou art my strength. 1 David exhorteth princes to give glory to God, 5 Into thine hand I commit my spirit : thou 3 by reason of his power, 11 and protection

hast redeemed me, O LORD God of truth. of his people.

6 I have hated them that regard lying vanities : . A Psalm of David.

but I trust in the LORD. CIVE unto the LORD, Oye mighty, give unto 7 I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy : for the LORD glory and strength.

thou hast considered my trouble; thou hast 2 Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his known my soul in adversities; name; worship the Lord in the beauty of holi 8 And hast not shut me up into the hand of ness.

the enemy: thou hast set my foot in a large 3 The voice of the LORD is upon the waters : room. the God of glory thundereth : the LORD is upon 9 Have mercy upon me, O LORD, for I am in many waters.

trouble : mine eye is consumed with grief, yea, 4 T'he voice of the LORD is powerful; the my soul and my belly. voice of the LORD is full of majesty..

10 For my life is spent with grief, and my 5 The voice of the Lord breaketh the cedars; years with sighing : my strength faileth beyea, the LORD breaketh the cedars of Leba- | cause of mine iniquity, and my bones are connon.

sumed. 6 He maketh them also to skip like a calf ; 11 I was a reproach among all mine enemies, Lebanon and Sirion like a young unicorn.

but especially among my neighbours, and a fear 7 The voice of the LORD divideth the flames to mine acquaintance: they that did see me of fire.

without fled from me. 8 The voice of the LORD sbaketh the wilder 12 I am forgotten as a dead man out of mind : ness; the LORD shaketh the wilderness of Kadesh. I am like a broken vessel.

9 The voice of the LORD maketh the hinds to 13 For I have heard the slander of many : calve, and discovereth the forests: and in his fear was on every side: while they took coun. temple doth every one speak of his glory.

sel together against me, they devised to take 10 The LORD sitteth upon the flood ; yea, the away my life. LORD sitteth King for ever.

14 But I trusted in thee, O LORD: I said, 11 The LORD will give strength unto his peo. Thou art my God. ple; the LORD will bless his people with peace. 15 My times are in thy hand : deliver me from PSALM XXX.

the hand of mine enemies, and from them that

persecute me. 1 David praiseth God for his deliverance. 4 16 Make thy face to shine upon thy servant :

He exhorteth others to praise him by example save me for thy mercies' sake. of God's dealing with him.

17 Let me not be ashamed, O LORD : for I TA Psalm and Song, at the dedication of the have called upon thee: let the wicked be house of David.

ashamed, and let them be silent in the grave.. I WILL extol thee, O LORD ; for thou hast lifted 18 Let the lying lips be put to silence ; which Ime up, and hast not made my foes to rejoice speak grievous things proudly and contemptu. over me.

ously against the righteous. 2 O LORD my God, I cried unto thee, and 19 Oh how great is thy goodness, which thou thou hast healed me.

hast laid up for them that fear thee: which thou 30 LORD, thou hast brought up my soul hast wrought for them that trust in thee before from the grave: thou hast kept me alive, that the sons of men ! I should not go down to the pit.

20 Thou shalt hide them in the secret of thy 4 Sing unto the LORD, O ye saints of his, and presence from the pride of man: thou shalt give thanks at the remembrance of his holi. keep them secretly in a pavilion from the strife ness.

of tongues. 5 For his anger endureth but a moment ; in 21 Blessed be the LORD: for he hath shewed his favour is life : weeping may endure for a me his marvellous kindness in a strong city. night, but joy cometh in the morning.

22 For I said in my haste, I am cut off from 6 And in my prosperity I said, I shall never be before thine eyes : nevertheless thou heardest moved.

the voice of my supplications when I cried unto 7 LORD, by thy favour thou hast made my

thee, mountain to stand strong : thou didst hide thy 23 O love the LORD, all ye his saints : for the face, and I was troubled.

LORD preserveth the faithful, and plentifully re. 8 I cried to thee, O LORD; and unto the LORD wardeth the proud doer. I made supplication.

24 Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen 9 What profit is there in my blood, when I go your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD. down to the pit ? Shall the dust praise thee ?

PSALM XXXII. shall it declare thy truth? 10 Hear, O LORD, and have mercy upon me:

1 Blessedness consisteth in remission of sins. LORD, be thou my helper.

3 Confession of sins giveth ease to the con. 11 Thou hast turned for me my mourning into science. 8 God's promises bring joy. dancing: thou hast put off my sackcloth, and

1 A Psalm of David, Maschil. girded me with gladness :

BLESSED is he whose transgression is forgiv. 12 To the end that my glory may sing praise en, whose sin is covered. to thee, and not be silent. O LORD my God, I 2 Blessed is the man unto whom the LORD will give thanks unto thee for ever.

imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there

is no guile. PSALM XXXI.

3 When I kept silence, my bones waxed old 1 David shewing his confidence in God craveth through my roaring all the day long.. his help. 7 He rejoiceth in his mercy. 9 He 4 For day and night thy hand was heavy upon prayeth in his calamity. 19 He praiseth God me: my moisture is turned into the drought of for his goodness.

summer. Selah.

He prayeth against his enemies.


David praiseth God's goodness. PSALMS.

5 I acknowledged my sin unto thee, and mine fear of God. 15 The privileges of the righteiniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess o us. my transgressions unto the LORD ; and thou for.

TA Psalm of David when be changed his begavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah.

haviour before Abimelech ; who drove him 6 For this shall every one that is godly pray unto thee in a time when thou mayest be found:

away, and he departed. surely in the floods of great waters they shall not I WILL bless the LORD at all times: his praise come nigh unto him...

I shall continually be in my mouth. 7 Thou art my hiding-place; thou shalt pre. 2 My soul shall make her boast in the LORD: serve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad. about with songs of deliverance. Selah

3 O magnify the LORD with me, and let us 8 I will instruct thee, and teach thee in the exalt his name together. way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with 4 I sought the LORD, and he heard me, and mine eye.

delivered me from all my fears. 9 Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which 5 They looked unto him, and were lightened: have no understanding : whose mouth must be and their faces were not ashamed. held in with bit and bridle, lest they come near 6 This poor man cried, and the Lord heard unto thee.

him, and saved him out of all his troubles, 10 Many sorrows shall be to the wicked : but 7 The angel of the LORD encampeth round he that trusteth in the LORD, mercy shall com. about them that fear him, and delivereth them. pass him about.

80 taste and see thut the LORD is good : 11 Be glad in the LORD, and rejoice, ye righte. blessed is the man that trusteth in him. ous : and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in 90 fear the LORD, ye his saints ; for there is heart.

no want to them that fear him. PSALM XXXIII.

10 The young lions do lack, and suffer hun.

ger: but they that seek the LORD shall not want 1 God is to be praised for his goodness, 6 for his

any good thing. power, 12 and for his providence. 20 Confi 11 Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I dence is to be placed in God.

will teach you the fear of the LORD. REJOICE in the LORD, O ye righteous : for 12 What man is he that desireth life, and lov. praise is comely for the upright.

eth many days, that he may see good ? 2 Praise the LORD with harp : sing unto him 13 Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips with the psultery and an instrument of ten from speaking guile. strings.

14 Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, 3 Sing unto him a new song ; play skilfully and pursue it. with a loud noise,

15 The eyes of the LORD are upon the right4 For the word of the LORD is right, and all eous, and his ears are open unto their cry. his works are done in truth

16 The face of the LORD is against them that 5 He loveth righteousness and judgment: the do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from earth is full of the goodness of the LORD.

the earth. 6 By the word of the LORD were the heavens 17 The righteous cry, and the LORD heareth, made ; and all the host of them by the breath of | and delivereth them out of all their troubles. his mouth.

18 The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a 7 He gathereth the waters of the sea together | broken heart; and saveth such as be of a conas an heap: he layeth up the depth in store. trite spirit. houses.

19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous : 8 Let all the earth fear the LORD: let all but the Lord delivereth him out of them all. the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of 20 He keepeth all his bones : not one of them him.

is broken. 9 For he spake, and it was done ; he com. 21 Evil shall slay the wicked : and they that manded, and it stood fast.

hate the righteous shall be desolate. 10 The LORD bringeth the counsel of the 22 The LORD redeemeth the soul of his serheathen to nought : he maketh the devices of vants: and none of them that trust in him shall the people of none effect.

be desolate. 11 The counsel of the LORD standeth for ever, the thoughts of his heart to all genera.

PSALM XXXV. tions.

1 David prayeth for his own safety, and his 12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the enemies' confusion. 11 He complaineth of LORD ; and the people whom he hath chosen for

their wrongful dealing. 22. Thereby he inhis own inheritance.

citeth God against them. 13 The LORD looketh from heaven ; he be.

1 A Psalm of David. holdeth all the sons of men.'

LEAD my cause, O LORD, with them that 14 From the place of his habitation he looketh strive with me: fight against them that fight upon all the inhabitants of the earth.

against me. 15 He fashioneth their hearts alike ; he con. 2 Take hold of shield and buckler, and stand sidereth all their works.

up for mine help. 16 There is no king sa ved by the multitude of 3 Draw out also the spear, and stop the way an host: a mighty man is not delivered by much against them that persecute me: say unto my strength,

soul, I am thy salvation. 17 An horse is a vain thing for safety: nei. 4 Let them be contounded and put to shame ther shall be deliver any by his great strength. that seek after my soul : let them be turned

18 Behold, the eye of the LORD is upon them | back and brought to confusion that devise my that fear him, upon them that hope in his hurt. mercy ;

5 Let them be as chaff before the wind : and 19 To deliver their soul ftom death, and to | let the angel of the LORD chase them. keep them alive in famine.

6 Let their way be dark and slippery : and let 20 Our soul waiteth for the LORD: he is our | the angel of the LORD persecute them. help and our shield.

7 For without cause have they hid for me 21 For our heart shall rejoice in him, because their net in a pit, which without cause they we have trusted in his holy name.

have digged for my soul. 22 Let thy mercy, O LORD, be upon us, ac. 8 Let destruction come upon him at una. cording as we hope in thee.

wares; and let his net that he hath hid catch

himself': into that very destruction let him fall. PSALM XXXIV.

9 And my soul shall be joyful in the LORD: 1 David praiseth God, and exhorteth others it shall rejoice in his salvation.

thereto by his erperience. 8 They are blessed 10 All my bones shall say, LORD, who is like that trust in God. 11 He exhorteth to the unto thee, which deliverest the poor from him

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David complaineth of his enemies. PSALMS. A contrast of good and bad men. that is too strong for him, yea, the poor and the that know thee; and thy righteousness to the needy from him that spoileth him?

upright in heart. 11 False witnesses did rise up; they laid to my 11 Let not the foot of pride come against charge things that I knew not.

me, and let not the hand of the wicked remove 12 They rewarded me evil for good to the me. spoiling of my soul.

12 There are the workers of iniquity fallen : 13 But as for me, when they were sick, my they are cast down, and shall not be able to clothing was sackcloth: I humbled my soul with

rise. fasting ; and my prayer returned into mine own


14 ( behaved myself as though he had been David persuadeth to patience and confidence in my friend or brother: I bowed down heavily, as God, by the different estate of the godly and one that mourneth for his mother.

the wicked. 15 But in inine adversity they rejoiced, and

TA Psalm of David. gathered themselves together : yea, the abjects FRET not thyself because of evil doers, nei. gathered themselves together against me, and I Ither be thou envious against the workers of knew it not ; they did tear me, and ceased iniquity. not:

2 For they shall soon be cut down like the 16 With hypocritical mockers in feasts, they | grass, and wither as the green herb. gnashed upon me with their teeth.

3 Trust in the LORD, and do good: so shalt 17 LORD, how long wilt thou look on ? rescue thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be my soul from their destructions, my darling fed. from the lions.

4 Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he 18 I will give thee thanks in the great con. shall give thee the desires of thine heart. gregation : I will praise thee among much 5 Commit thy way unto the LORD ; trust also people.

in him; and he shall bring it to pass. 19 Let not them that are mine enemies wrong. 6 And he shall bring forth thy righteousness fully rejoice over me: neither let them wink as the light, and thy judgment as the noon. with the eye that hate me without a cause." day.

20 For they speak not peace: but they devise 7 Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for deceitful matters against them that are quiet in him: fret not thyself because of him who pros. the land.

pereth in his way, because of the man who 21 Yea, they opened their mouth wide against bringeth wicked devices to pass. me, and said, Aha, aha! our eye hath seen it. 8 Cease from anger, and forsake wrath : fret

22 This thou hast seen, O LORD: keep not not thyself in any wise to do evil. silence: O LORD, be not far from me.

9 For evil doers shall be cut off: but those 23 Stir up thyself, and awake to my judg. that wait upon the LORD, they shall inherit the ment, even unto my cause, my God and my earth. Lord.

10 For yet a little while, and the wicked shall 24 Judge me, O Lord my God, according to not be: yea, thou shalt diligently consider his thy righteousness; and let them not rejoice over place, and it shall not be.. me.

11 But the meek shall inherit the earth; and 25 Let them not say in their hearts, Ah, so shall delight themselves in the abundance of would we have it: let them not say, We have peace. swallowed him up.

12 The wicked plotteth against the just, and 26 Let them be ashamed and brought to con. gnasheth upon him with his teeth. fusion together that rejoice at mine hurt: let 13 The LORD shall laugh at him: for he seeth them be clothed with shame and dishonour that that his day is coming. magnify themselves against me,

14 The wicked have drawn out the sword, 27 Let thein shout for joy, and be glad, that and have bent their bow, to cast down the poor favour my righteous cause: yea, let them say and needy, and to slay such as be of upright continually, Let the LORD be magnified, which hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant. 15 Their sword shall enter into their own

28 And my tongue shall speak of thy righte | heart, and their bows shall be broken, ousness and of thy praise all the day long.

16 A little that a righteous man hath is better PSALM XXXVI.

than the riches of many wicked.

17 For the arms of the wicked shall be bro. 1 The grievous estate of the wicked. 5 The

ken: but the LORD upholdeth the righteous. excellency of God's mercy. 10 David pray- 18 The LORD knoweth the days of the up. eth for favour to God's children.

right: and their inheritance shall be for ever. To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David the 19 They shall not be ashamed in the evil time: servant of the LORD..

and in the days of famine they shall be satis. THE transgression of the wicked saith within fied.

my heart, that there is no fear of God before 20 But the wicked shall perish, and the ene. his eyes.

mies of the LORD shall be as the fut of lambs : 2 For he flattereth himself in his own eyes, they shall consumne; into smoke shall they con. until his iniquity be found to be hateful.

sume away. 3 The words of his mouth are iniquity and 21 The wicked borroweth, and payeth not deceit: he hath left off to be wise, and to do again : but the righteous sheweth mercy, and good.

giveth. 4 He deviseth mischief upon his bed; he set. 22 For such as be blessed of him shall inherit teth himself in a way that is not good; he ab. the earth; and they that be cursed of him shall horreth not evil.

be cut off. 5 Thy mercy, O LORD, is in the heavens ; 23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the and thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds. LORD: und he delighteth in his way.

6 Thy righteousness is like the great moun 24 Though he full, he shall not be utterly cast tains ; thy judgments are a great deep : 0 down: for the LORD upholdeth him with his LORD, thou preservest man and beast.

hand. 7 How excellent is thy loving kindness, O 25 I have been young, and now am old; yet God! therefore the children of men put their have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his trust under the shadow of thy wings.

seed begging bread. 8 They shall be abundantly satisfied with the 26 He is ever merciful, and lendeth ; and his fatness of thy house ; and thou shalt make them seed is blessed drink of the river of thy pleasures.

27 Depart from evil, and do good ; and dwell 9 For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy | for evermore.. light shall we see light.

28 For the LORD loveth judgment, and for. 10 O continue thy loving-kindness unto them | saketh not his saints; they are preserved for

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David imploreth God's mercy. PSALMS. Obedience better than sacrifice. ever: but the seed of the wicked shall be cut 22 Make haste to help me, O LORD my salva. off.

tion. 29 The righteous shall inherit the land, and

PSALM XXXIX. dwell therein for ever.

30 The mouth of the righteous speaketh wis. 11 David's care of his thoughts. 4 The consid dom, and his tongue talketh of judgment.

eration of the brevity and vanity of life, 7 31 The law of his God is in his heart; none

the reverence of God's judgments, 10 and of his steps shall slide.

prayer, are his bridles of impatiency. 32 The wicked watcheth the righteous, and | I To the chief Musician, even to Jeduthun, A seeketh to slay him.

Psalm of David. 33 The Lord will not leave him in his hand. I SAID, I will take heed to my ways, that nor condemn him when he is judged.

1 I sin not with my tongue: I will keep my 34 Wait on the LORD, and keep his way, and mouth with a bridle, while the wicked is before he shall exalt thee to inherit the land: when the me. wicked are cut off, thou shalt see it.

2 I was dumb with silence; I held my peace, 35 I have seen the wicked in great power, and even from good; and my sorrow was stirred. spreading himself like a green bay-tree.

3 My heart was hot within me ; while I was 36 Yet he passed away, and lo, he was not: musing the fire burned: then spake I with my yea, I sought him, but he could not be found. tongue,

37 Mark the perfect man, and behold the up 4 LORD, make me to know mine end, and the right: for the end of that man is peace.

measure of my days, what it is ; that I may 38 But the transgressors shall be destroyed to know how frail I am. gether : the end of the wicked shall be cut 5 Behold, thou hast made my days as an hand.

breadth; and mine age is as nothing before 39 But the salvation of the righteous is of the thee: verily every man at his best state is alto. LORD: he is their strength in the time of trou. gether vanity. Selah. ble.

6 Surely every man walketh in a vain shew : 40 And the LORD shall help them, and deliver surely they are disquieted in vain : he hea peth them: he shall deliver them from the wicked, up riches, and knoweth not who shall gather and save them, because they trust in him.


7 And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope

is in thee. Datid moveth God to take compassion of his 8 Deliver me from all my transgressions : pitiful case.

make me not the reproach of the foolish, TA Psalm of David, to bring to remembrance, 9 I was dumb, I opened not my mouth; be.

LORD, rebuke me not in thy wrath: nei. cause thou didst it. ther chasten me in thy bot displeasure.

10 Remove thy stroke away from me: I am 2 For thine arrows stick fast in me, and thy consumed by the blow of thine hand. hand presseth me sore.

11 When thou with rebukes dost correct man 3 There is no soundness in my flesh because for iniquity, thou makest his beauty to consume of thine anger; neither is there any rest in my away like a moth : surely every man is vanity. bones because of my sin.

Selah. 4 For mine iniquities are gone over mine 12 Hear my prayer, O LORD, and give ear head: as an heavy burden they are too heavy unto my cry; hold not thy peace at my tears: for me.

for I am a stranger with thee and a sojourner, 5 My wounds stink, and are corrupt because as all my fathers were. of my foolishness,

13 O spare me, that I may recover strength, 6 I am troubled; I am bowed down greatly ; | before I go hence, and be no more. I go mourning all the day long.

PSALM XL. 7 For my Toins are filled with a loathsome disease : and there is no soundness in my

1 The benefit of confidence in God. 6 Obedi.

ence is the best sacrifice. 11 The sense of 8 I am feeble and sore broken: I have roared David's evils infiameth his prayer. by reason of the disquietness of my heart.

1 To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. 9 Lord, all my desire is before thee; and my I WAITED patiently for the LORD; and he groaning is not hid from thee.

inclined unto me, and heard my cry. 10 My heart panteth, my strength faileth me: 2 He brought me up also out of an horrible as for the light of mine eyes, it also is gone pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a from me.

rock, and established my goings. 11 My lovers and my friends stand aloof from 3 And he hath put a new song in my mouth, my sore; and my kinsmen stand afar off.

even praise unto our God: many shall see it, 12 They also that seek after my life lay snares and fear, and shall trust in the LORD. for me : and they that seek my hurt speak mis. 4 Blessed is that man that maketh the LORD chievous things, and imagine deceits all the day his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such long.

as turn aside to lies. 13 But I, as a deaf man, heard not; and 5 Many, O LORD my God, are thy wonderful I was as a dumb man that openeth not his works which thou hast done, and thy thoughts mouth,

which are to us.ward : they cannot be reckoned 14 Thus I was as a man that heareth not, and up in order unto thee: if I would declare and in whose mouth are no reproofs.

speak of them, they are more than can be num. 15 For in thee, O LORD, do I hope: thou wilt bered. hear, O LORD my God,

6 Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire ; 16 For I said, Hear me, lest otherwise they mine ears hast thou opened: burnt-offering and should rejoice over me: when my foot slippeth, sin-offering hast thou not required. they magnify themselves against me.

7 Then said I, Lo, I come : in the volume of 17 For I am ready to halt, and my sorrow is the book it is written of me, continually before me.

8 I delight to do thy will, O my God : yea, 18 For I will declare mine iniquity : I will be thy law is within my heart. sorry for my sin,

9 I have preached righteousness in the great 19 But mine enemies are lively, and they are congregation : lo, I have not refrained my lips, strong: and they that hate me wrongfully, are O LORD, thou knowest. multiplied.

10 I have not hid thy righteousness within my 20 They also that render_evil for good are heart; I have declared thy faithfulness and thy mine adversaries; because I follow the thing salvation: I have not concealed thy loving. that good is.

kindness and thy truth from the great congrega. 21 Forsake me not, O LORD: O my God, be tion. not far from me.

11 Withhold not thou thy tender mercies from

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The merciful man's recompense. PSALMS. Hope in God recommended. me, O LORD: let thy loving-kindness and thy of Jordan, and of the Hermonites, from the truth continually preserve me.

hill Mizar. 12 For innumerable evils have compassed me 7 Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy about: mine iniquities have taken hold upon water-spouts: all thy waves and thy billows are me, so that I am not able to look up; they are gone over me. more than the hairs of mine head: therefore my 8. Yet the LORD will command his loving. heart faileth me.

kindness in the day-time, and in the night his 13 Be pleased, O LORD, to deliver me: 0 song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the LORD, make haste to help me.

God of my life. 14 Let them be ashamed and confounded to. 9 I will say unto God my rock, Why hast thou gether that seek after my soul to destroy it ; let forgotten me? why go I'mourning because of them be driven backward and put to shame that the oppression of the enemy ? wish me evil.

10 As with a sword in my bones, mine ene. 15 Let them be desolate for a reward of their mies reproach me; while they say daily unto shame that say unto me, Aha, aha.

me, Where is thy God? 16 Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be 11 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and glad in thee : let such as love thy salvation say why art thou disquieted within me? hope thou continually, The LORD be magnified.

in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the 17 But I am poor and needy : vet the LORD health of my countenance, and my God. thinketh upon me: thou art my help and my

PSALM XLIII. deliverer ; make no tarrying, O my God.

1 David, praying to be restored to the temple, PSALM XLI.

promiseth to serve God joyfully. 5 He en. 1 God's care of the poor. 4 David complain. courageth his soul to trust in God.

eth of his enemies' treachery. 10 He fleeth to JUDGE me, O God, and plead my cause God for succour.

against an ungodly nation : 0 deliver me I To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. from the deceitful and unjust man. BLESSED is he that considereth the poor : the 2 For thou art the God of my strength : why

Lord will deliver him in time of trouble. dost thou cast me off? why go I mourning be. 2 The LORD will preserve him, and keep him cause of the oppression of the enemy? alive; and he shall be blessed upon the earth 3 0 send out thy light and thy truth : let them and thou wilt not deliver him unto the will of lead me ; let them bring me unto thy holy hill, his enemies.

and to thy tabernacles. 3 The LORD will strengthen him upon the bed 4 Then will I go unto the altar of God, unto of languishing : thou wilt make all his bed in God my exceeding joy : yea, upon the harp will his sickness.

I praise thee, O God my God. 4 I said, LORD, be merciful unto me: heal my 5 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and soul; for I have sinned against thee.

why art thou disquieted within me? hope in 5 Mine enemies speak evil of me, When shall God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the he die, and his name perish ?

health of my countenance, and my God. 6 And if he come to see me, he speaketh van.

PSALM XLIV. ity: his heart guthereth iniquity to itself; when he goeth abroad, he telleth it.

1 The church, in memory of former favours, 7 7 All that hate me whisper together against complaineth of their present evils. 17 Prome: against me do they devise my hurt.

fessing her integrity, 24 she fervently pray. 8 An evil disease, say they, cleaveth fast unto eth for succour. him ; and now that he lieth he shall rise up no | 1 To the chief Musician for the sons of Korah, more.

Maschil. 9 Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I W E have heard with our ears, O God, our fa. trusted, which did eat of my bread, hath lifted thers have told us, what work thou didst in up his heel against me.

their days, in the times of old. 10 But thou, O LORD, be merciful unto me, 2 How thou didst drive out the heathen with and raise me up, that I may requite them.

thy hand, and plantedst them; howo thou didst 11 By this I know that thou favourest me, afflict the people, and cast them out, because mine enemy doth not triumph over 3 For they got not the land in possession by me,

their own sword, neither did their own arm save 12 And as for me, thou upholdest me in mine them: but thy right hand, and thine arın, and integrity, and settest me before thy face for the light of thy countenance, because thou ever.

hadst a favour unto them. 13 Blessed be the LORD God of Israel from 4 Thou art my King, O God : command de. everlasting, and to everlasting. Amen, and liverances for Jacob. Amen.

5 Through thee will we push down our ene. PSALM XLII.

mies: through thy name will we tread them

under that rise up against us. 1 David's zeal to serve God in the temple. 5 6 For I will not trust in my bow, neither shall

He encourageth his soul to trust in God. my sword save me, 1 To the chief Musician, Maschil, for the sons 7 But thou hast saved us from our enemies, of Koruh.

and hast put them to shame that hated us. AS the hart panteth after the water-brooks, so 8 In God we boast all the day long, and praise n panteth my soul after thee, O God.

thy name for ever. Selah. 2 My soul thirsteth for God, for the living 9 But thou hast cast off, and put us to shame : God: when shall I come and appear before and goest not forth with our armies.

10 Thou makest us to turn back from the 3 My tears have been my meat day and night, enemy: and they which hate us spoil for them. while they continually say unto me, Where is selves. thy God?

11 Thou hast given us like sheep appointed for 4 When I remember these things, I pour out! meat; and hast scattered us among the heamy soul in me: for I had gone with the multi. | then. tude, I went with them to the house of God, 12 Thou sellest thy people for nought, and with the voice of joy and praise, with a multi dost not increase thy wealth by their price. tude that kept holy-day.

13 Thou makest us a reproach to our neigh5 Why art thou cast down, O my soul ? and bours, a scorn and a derision to them that are rohy art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in round about us God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of 14 Thou makest us a by-word among the hea. his countenance.

then, a shaking of the head among the people. 6 O my God, my soul is cast down within me: 15 My confusion is continually before me, therefore will I remember thee from the land / and the shame of my face hath covered me,

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