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heathen to nought: he maketh the devices of .12. What man is he that desireth life, and the people of none effect.

loveth many days, that he may see good? ii. The counsel of the LORD standeth 13. Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips for ever, the thoughts of his heart to all gene- || from speaking guile. rations.

14. Depart from evil, and do good; seek, 12. Blessed is the nation whose God is | peace, and pursue it. the LORD; and the people whom he hath |15. The eyes of the LORD are upon the chosen for his own inheritance.

righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry. 13. The LORD looketh from heaven; he 16. The face of the LORD is against them beholdeth all the sons of men.

|| that do evil, to cut off the remembrance of 14. From the place of his habitation he them from the earth. looketh upon all the inhabitants of the earth. 17. The righteous cry, and the LORD | 15. He fashioneth their hearts alike; he heareth, and delivereth them out of all their considcreth all their works.

troubles. 16. There is no king saved by the multi- 18. The LORD is nigh unto them that are 1 tude of a host: a mighty man is not delivered of a broken heart; and saveth such as be by much strength.

of a contrite spirit. 17. A horse is a vain thing for safety: nei- | 19. Many are the afflictions of the righther shall he deliver any by his great strength. teous: but the Lord delivereth him out of

18. Behold, the eye of the LORD is upon them all. them that fear him, upon them that hope in 20. He keepeth all his bones: not one his mercy;

of them is broken. 19. To deliver their soul from death, and 21. Evil shall slay the wicked; and they to keep them alive in famine.

that hate the righteous shall be desolate. 20. Our soul waiteth for the LORD; he is | 22. The Lord redeemeth the soul of his our help and our shield.

servants; and none of them that trust in him 21. For our heart shall rejoice in him; be-|| shall be desolate. cause we have trusted in his holy name.

PSALM XXXV. ,22. Let thy mercy, O LORD, be upon us, || David prayelh for his own safety, and his enemies' confusion. according as we hope in thee.

A Psalm of 'David.

| 1. DLEAD my cause, O LORD, with them David praiseth God, and exhorteth others thereto by his

I T that strive with me: fight against experience,

them that fight against me. Psalm of David, when he changed his behaviour before Abimelech ; who drove him away, and he departed.

|| 2. Take hold of shield and buckler, and 1. I WILL bless the LORDat all times: his || stand up for my help.

I praise shall continually be in my mouth. 3. Draw out also the spear, and stop

2. My soul shall make her boast in the the way against them that persecute me: say LORD: the humble shall hear thereof, and unto my soul, I am thy salvation. be glad.

4. Let them be confounded and put to 3. O magnify the LORD with me, and let shame that seek after my soul : let them be us exalt his name together.

turned back and brought to confusion that 4. I sought the LORD, and he heard me, || devise my hurt. and delivered me from all my fears.

5. Let them be as chaff before the wind : 5. They looked unto him, and were light and let the angel of the LORD chase them. ened; and their faces were not ashamed. 6. Let their way be dark and slippery; and

6. This poor man cried, and the LORD | let the angel of the LORD persecute them. heard him, and saved him out of all his 7. For without cause have they hid for me troubles.

their net in a pit, which without cause they 7. The angel of the LORD encampeth have digged for my soul. round about them that fear him, and deli- 1 8. Let destruction come upon him at unavereth them.

|| wares; and let his net that he hath hid catch 8. O taste and see that the LORD is good: himself: into that very destruction let him fall. blessed is the man that trusteth in him. 9. And my soul shall be joyful in the

9. O fear the LORD, ye his saints: for LORD: it shall rejoice in his salvation. there is no want to them that fear him. 10. All my bones shall say, LORD, who

10. The young lions do lack and suffer || is like unto thee, which deliverest the poor hunger: but they that seek the Lord shall from him that is too strong for him, yea, the not want any good thing.

poor and the needy from him that spoileth him? 11. Come, ye children, hearken unto me; 11. False witnesses did rise up: they laid I will teach you the fear of the LORD. Il to my charge things that I knew not.

12. They rewarded me evil for good, to || 2. For he flattereth himself in his own the spoiling of my soul.

eyes, until his iniquity be found to be hateful. 13. But as for me, when they were sick, || 3. The words of his mouth are iniquity my clothing was sackcloth: I humbled my and deceit: he hath left off to be wise, and soul with fasting, and my prayer returned to do good. into mine own bosom.

4. He deviseth mischief upon his bed; he 14. I behaved myself as though he had || setteth himself in a way that is not good; been my friend or brother: I bowed down he abhorreth not evi). heavily, as one that mourneth for his mother. 5. Thy mercy, O LORD, is in the hea

15. But in mine adversity they rejoiced, || vens, and thy faithfulness reacheth unto the and gathered themselves together; yea, the clouds. abjects gathered themselves together against | 6. Thy righteousness is like the great me, and I knew it not; they did tear me, mountains ; thy judgments are a great deep: and ceased not.

O LORD, thou preservest man and beast. 16. With hypocritical mockers in feasts, || 7. How excellent is thy loving-kindness, they gnashed upon me with their teeth. O God! therefore the children of men put

17. LORD, how long wilt thou look on? |their trust under the shadow of thy wings. rescue my soul from their destructions, my || 8. They shall be abundantly satisfied with darling from the lions.

the fatness of thy house; and thou shalt 18. I will give thee thanks in the great make them drink of the river of thy pleacongregation: I will praise thee among sures. much people.

9. For with thee is the fountain of life: 19. Let not them that are mine enemies in thy light shall we see light. wrongfully rejoice over me; neither let them | 10. O continue thy loving-kindness unto wink with the eye that hate me without a | them that know thee: and thy righteousness cause.

to the upright in heart. 20. For they speak not peace; but they 11. Let not the foot of pride come against devise deceitful matters against them that me, and let not the hand of the wicked reare quiet in the land.

move me. 21. Yea, they opened their mouth wide 12. There are the workers of iniquity falagainst me, and said, Aha, aha!our eye hath len: they are cast down, and shall not be seen it.

able to rise. 22. This thou hast seen, O Lord; keep

PSALM XXXVII. ker not silence: O Lord, be not far from me. David persuadeth to patience and confidence in God. 23. Stir up thyself, and awake to my judg

A Psalm of David. ment, even unto my cause, my God and my 1. WRET not thyself because of evilLord.

T doers, neither be thou envious against 24. Judge me, O LORD my God, accord- the workers of iniquity: , ing to thy righteousness; and let them not | 2. For they shall soon be cut down like rejoice over me.

|| the grass, and wither as the green herb. 25. Let them not say in their hearts, Ah,|| 3. Trust in the Lord, and do good: 80 so would we have it: let them not say, We shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou have swallowed him up.

shalt be fed. 26. Let them be ashamed, and brought to 4. Delight thyself also in the LORD; and confusion together, that rejoice at my hurt: || he shall give thee the desires of thy heart. let them be clothed with shame and disho- | 5. Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust nour that magnify themselves against me. || also in him, and he shall bring it to pass :

27. Let them shout for joy, and be glad, I 6. And he shall bring forth thy righteousthat favour my righteous cause; yea, letness as the light, and thy judgment as the them say continually, Let the LORD be noon-day. magnified, which hath pleasure in the pros 7. Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently perity of his servant.

for him: fret not thyself because of him who 28. And my tongue shall speak of thy righ prospereth in his way, because of the man teousness and of thy praise, all the day long. who bringeth wicked devices to pass. PSALM XXXVI.

8. Cease from anger, and forsake wrath ;' The grievous state of the wicked.

fret not thyself in any wise to do evil. To the chief Musician. A Psalñ of David, the servant of the LORD. .

| 9. For evil-doers shall be cut off: but 1. THE transgression of the wicked saith those that wait upon the LORD, they shall

1 within my heart, that there is no fear inherit the earth. of God before his eyes.

1 10. For yet a little while, and the wicked

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shall not be: yea, thou shalt diligently consi- 11 33. The LORD will not leave him in his der his place, and it shall not be.

hand, nor condemn him when he is judged. 11. But the meek shall inherit the earth; | 34. Wait on the LORD, and keep his and shall delight themselves in the abun-way, and he shall exalt thee to inherit the dance of peace.

| land : when the wicked are cut off, thou 12. The wicked plotteth against the just, || shalt see it. and gnasheth upon him with his teeth. 35. I have seen the wicked in great power,

13. The LORD shall laugh at him; for and spreading himself like a green bay-tree; he seeth that his day is coming.

| 36. Yet he passed away, and, lo, he was 14. The wicked have drawn out the not: yea, I sought him, but he could not be sword, and have bent their bow, to cast down found. the poor and needy, and to slay such as be 37. Mark the perfect man, and behold the of upright conversation.

|| upright: for the end of that man is peace. 15. Their sword shall enter into their own 38. But the transgressors shall be destroyheart, and their bows shall be broken. ed together: the end of the wicked shall be

16. A little that a righteous man hath is cut off. better than the riches of many wicked. 39. But the salvation of the righteous is

17. For the arms of the wicked shall be of the LORD; he is their strength in the time broken: but the Lord upholdeth the righ- || of trouble. teous.

40. And the LORD shall help them, and 18. The Lord knoweth the days of the | deliver them; he shall deliver them from the upright; and their inheritance shall be for wicked, and save them, because they trust ever.

in him. 19. They shall not be ashamed in the evil

PSALM XXXVIII. time; and in the days of famine they shall be | David moveth God to take compassion of his pitiful case. satisfied.

A Psalm of David, to bring to remembrance. 20. But the wicked shall perish, and the LORD, rebuke me not in thy wrath;! enemies of the LORD shall be as the fat of neither chasten me in thy hot dislambs: they shall consume, into smoke shall || pleasure. they consume away.

| 2. For thine arrows stick fast in me, and 21. The wicked borroweth, and payeth || thy hand presseth me sore. not again: but the righteous showeth mercy, 3. There is no soundness

3. There is no soundness in my flesh beand giveth.

| cause of thine anger; neither is there any 22. For such as be blessed of him shall | rest in my bones because of my sin. inherit the earth; and they that be cursed of 4. For mine iniquities are gone over my him shall be cut off.

| head; as a heavy burden they are too heavy 23. The steps of a good man are ordered for me. by the LORD; and he delighteth in his way. 5. My wounds stink, and are corrupt, be

24. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cause of my foolishness. cast down: for the LORD upholdeth him. 6. I am troubled; I am bowed down with his hand.

greatly; I go mourning all the day long. 25. I have been young, and now am old ; | 7. For my loins are filled with a loathyet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, some disease ; and there is no soundness in nor his seed begging bread.

my flesh. 26. He is ever merciful, and lendeth; and 8. I am feeble and sore broken: I have his seed is blessed. ? 27. Depart from evil, and do good; and || heart. dwell for evermore.

9. Lord, all my desire is before thee; and 28. For the Lord loveth judgment, and my groaning is not hid from thee. forsaketh not his saints; they are preserved | 10. My heart panteth, my strength faileth for ever : but the seed of the wicked shall be me: as for the light of mine eyes, it also cut off.

is gone from me. 29. The righteous shall inherit the land, | 11. My lovers and my friends stand aloof and dwell therein for ever.

from my sore; and my kinsmen stand afar off.. 30. The mouth of the righteous speaketh || 12. They also that seek after my life lay wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judginent. snares for me; and they that seek my hurt

31. The law of his God is in his heart; || speak mischievous things, and imagine de none of his steps shall slide.

ceits all the day long. 32. The wicked watcheth the righteous, 13. But I, as a deaf man, heard not; and I and seeketh to slay him.

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14. Thus I was as a man that heareth | 13. O spare me, that I may recover not, and in whose mouth are no reproofs. strength, before I go hence, and be no more. 15. For in thee, () LORD, do I hope: thou

PSALM XL. wilt hear, O Lord my God.

1 The benefit of confidence in God. 6 Obedience is the best

sacrifice. 16. For I said, Hear me; lest otherwise To the chief Musician. A Psalm of David. they should rejoice over me: when my foot 1. I WAITED patiently for the LORD; slippeth, they magnify themselves against me. I and he inclined unto me, and heard

17. For I am ready to halt, and my sorrow | my cry. is continually before me.

2. He brought me up also out of a horri18. For I will declare mine iniquity; I will ble pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet be sorry for my sin.

upon a rock, and established my goings. 19. But mine enemies are lively, and 3. And he hath put a new song in my they are strong; and they that hate me mouth, even praise unto our God:many shall wrongfully are multiplied.

see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD. 20. They also that render evil for good are 4. Blessed is that man that maketh the mine adversaries; because I follow the LORD his trust; and respecteth not the proud, thing that good is.

nor such as turn aside to lies. 21. Forsake me not, O LORD: O my God, 5. Many, O Lord my God, are.thy wonbe not far from me.

derful works which thou hast done, and thy 22. Make haste to help me, O LORD my thoughts which are to us-ward: they cannot salvation.

be reckoned up in order unto thee: if 1 PSALM XXXIX. - would declare and speak of them, they are

David's care of his thoughts, and prayer. | more than can be numbered.
To the chief Musician, even to Jeduthun. A Psalm of

6. Sacrifice and offering thou didst not 1. I SAID, I will take heed to my ways, desire; mine ears hast thou opened: burnt

I that I sin not with my tongue; I will offering and sin-offering hast thou pot rekeep my mouth with a bridle, while the quired. wicked is before me.

7. Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume 2. I was dumb with silence:I held my peace, of the book it is written of me; even from good; and my sorrow was stirred. 8. I delight to do thy will, O my God:

3. My heart was hot within me; while I yea, thy law is within my heart. was musing the fire burned: then spake I 9. I have preached righteousness in the with my tongue

great congregation: lo, I have not refrained 4. Lord, make me to know mine end, my lips, O LORD, thou knowest. and the measure of my days, what it is; that 10. I have not hid thy righteousness withI may know how frail I am.

in my heart; I have declared thy faithfulness 5. Behold, thou hast made my days as a and thy salvation: I have not concealed thy hand-breadth, and mine age is as nothing be | loving-kindness and thy truth from the great fore thee: verily every man at his best state congregation. is altogether vanity. Selah.

11. Withhold not thou thy tender mer6. Surely every man walketh in a vain cies from me, O LORD: let thy loving-kindshow: surely they are disquieted in vain; heness and thy truth continually preserve me. heapeth up riches, and knoweth not who 12. For innumerable evils have compassshall gather them.

ed me about; mine iniquities have taken hold 7. And now, LORD, what wait I for? | upon me, so that I am not able to look up : my hope is in thee.

they are more than the hairs of my head; 8. Deliver me from all my transgressions; therefore my heart faileth me. make me not the reproach of the foolish. 13. Be pleased, O LORD, to deliver me:

9. I was dumb, I opened not my mouth; | O LORD, make haste to help me. because thou didst it.

14. Let them be ashamed and confounded 10. Remove thy stroke away from me: I together that seek after my soul to destroy am consumed by the blow of thy hand. it; let them be driven backward, and put to

11. When thou with rebukes dost correct shame, that wish me evil. man for iniquity, thou makest his beauty to | 15. Let them be desolate for a reward of consume away like a moth: surely every their shame, that say unto me, Aha, aha! man is vanity. Selah.

16. Let all those that seek thee rejoice 12. Hear my prayer, O LORD, and give and be glad in thee: let such as love thy ear unto my cry; hold not thy peace at my salvation say continually, The LORD be tears: for I am a stranger with thee, and a magnified. sojourner, as all my fathers were. 1 17. But I am poor and needy; yet the LORD thinketh upon me: thou art my help || thou in God; for I shall yet praise him for and my deliverer; make no tarrying, O my the help of his countenance. God.

6. O my God, my soul is cast down withPSALM XLI.

in me: therefore will I remember thee from 1 God's care of the poor. 10 David fleeth to God for succour. the land of Jordan, and of the Hermonites,

To the chief Musician. Psalm of David. . 1. PLESSED is he that considereth the

from the bill Mizar. D poor: the LORD will deliver him in

7. Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of time of trouble.

thy'water-spouts: all thy waves and thy bil2. The LORD will preserve him, and keep

| lows are gone over me. him alive; and he shall be blessed upon the

8. Yet the LORD will command his lovingearth: and thou wilt not deliver him unto

kindness in the day-time, and in the night the will of his enemies.

his song shall be with me, and my prayer 3. The LORD will strengthen him upon

unto the God of my life. the bed of languishing: thou wilt make all

9. I will say unto God my rock, Why hast his bed in his sickness.

thou forgotten me? why go I mourning be4. I said, O LORD, be merciful unto me; ||

cause of the oppression of the enemy? heal my soul; for I have sinned against thee.

10. As with a sword in my bones, mine 5. Mine enemies speak evil of me; When

enemies reproach me; while they say daily shall he die, and his name perish?

unto me, Where is thy God? 6. And if he come to see me, he speaketh

11. Why art thou cast down, O my soul ? vanity: his heart gathereth iniquity to itself;

and why art thou disquieted within me? Hope when he goeth abroad, he telleth it.

thou in God; for I shall yet praise him, who 7. All that hate me whisper together is the health of my countenance, and my God, against me: against me do they devise my hurt.


David prayeth to be restored to the temple. 8. An evil disease, say they, cleaveth fast || 1. TÜDGE ʼme, O God, and plead my unto him: and now that he lieth, he shall risen.

rise cause against an ungodly nation; O up no more.

deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man. 9. Yea, mine own familiar friend in whom 2. For thou art the God of my strength: I trusted, which did eat of my bread, hath | why dost thou cast me off? why go I mournlifted up his heel against me.

| ing because of the oppression of the enemy? 10. But thou, O Lord, be merciful unto me, 3. O send out thy light and thy truth : let and raise me up, that I may requite them. I them lead me, let them bring me unto thy

11. By this I know that thou favourest me, holy hill, and to thy tabernacles. because mine enemy doth not triumph over || Ă. Then will I go unto the altar of God, me.

unto God my exceeding joy: yea, upon the 12. And as for me, thou upholdest me in harp will praise thee O'God, my God. mine integrity, and settest me before thy | 5. Why art thou cast down, O my soul ? face for ever.

and why art thou disquieted within me? 13. Blessed be the LORD God of Israel

Hope in God; for I shall yet praise him, who from everlasting, and to everlasting. Amen,

Il is the health of my countenance, and my God. and Amen.


The church complaineth of her present evils.
David's deal to serve God in the temple.

To the chief Musician for the sons of Korah, Maschil. To the chief Musician, Maschil, for the sons of Korah. 1. W E have heard with our ears, 0 1. AS the hart panteth after the water

God, our fathers have told us, A brooks, so panteth my soul after what work thou didst in their days, in the thee, O God.

times of old; 2. My soul thirsteth for God, for the living 2. How thou didst drive out the heathen God: when shall I come and appear before with thy hand, and plantedst them; how thou God?

didst afflict the people, and cast them out. .3. My tears have been my meat day and 3. For they got not the land in possession night, while they continually say unto me, || by their own sword, neither did their own Where is thy God?

| arm save them; but thy right hand, and thine 4. When I remember these things, I pour arm, and the light of thy countenance, beout my soul in me: for I had gone with the cause thou hadst a favour unto them. multitude; I went with them to the house 4. Thou art my King, O God: command of God, with the voice of joy and praise, deliverances for Jacob.. with a multitude that kept holy-day. | 5. Through thee will we push down our

5. Why art thou cast down, O my soul? | enemies; through thy name will we tread and why art thou disquieted in me Hope I them under that rise up against us.

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