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thee do I put my

10 Destroy thou them, O

7 Mine eye is consumed God; let them fall by their because of grief; it waxeth own counsels : cast them out old because of all mine enein the multitude of their tranf-mies. greffions, for they have rebel

8 Depart from me, all ye led against thee.

workers of iniquity; for the II But let all those that Lord hath heard the voice of put their trust in thee, rejoice: my weeping. let them ever shout for joy : 9 The Lord hath heard because thou defendeft them: my supplication; the Lord let them also that love thy will receive my prayer. name be joyful in thee.

19 Let all mine enemies 12 For thou, Lord, wilt be ashamed and fore vexed : bless the righteous, with fa- let them return and be ashavour wilt thou compass him med suddenly. as with a field.

Psalm VI.
LORD, rebuke me

put my trust : not in thine anger, save me from all them that neither chasten me in thy hot persecute me, and deliver displeasure. 2 Have mercy upon me, 2 Left he tear


foul like O Lord, for I am weak: 0 a lion, rending it in pieces, Lord, heal me, for my bones while there is none to deliare vexed.

3 My soul is also sore vex 3 O Lord my God, if I ed: but thou, O Lord, how have done this ; if there be

iniquity in my hands : 4 Return, O Lord, deliver 4 If I have rewarded evil my soul : Oh save me for unto him that was at peace thy mercies fake.

with me : (yea, I have deli5 For in death there is no vered him that without cause remembrance of thee: In the is mine enemy) grave who shall give thee

5 Let the enemy persethanks ?

cute my soul, and take it, yea, with

let him tread down


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anger, lift up thyself, because turn upon his own head, and of the rage of mine enemies: his violent dealing shall come and awake for me to the judg-down upon his own pate. ment that thou hast com 17 I will praise the Lord manded.

according to his righteous7 So shall the congregation nefs: and will fing praise to of the people compass thee the name of the Lord most about: for their fakes there- high, fore return thou on high. 8 The Lord fhall judge the

PSALM VIII. people : judge me, O Lord, Lord our Lord, how to my

thy name in ness, and according to mine all the earth! who hást set thy integrity that is in me. glory above the heavens.

9 Oh let the wickedness 2 Out of the mouth of of the wicked come to an babes and sucklings halt thou end, but establish the just : ordained strength, because of for the righteous God trieth thine enemies, that thou the hearts and reins.

mightest still the enemy and 10 My defence is of God, the avenger. which saveth the upright in 3 When I consider thy heart.

heavens, the work of thy fin11 God judgeth the righ-gers, the moon and the stars teous, and God is angry with which thou haft ordained; the wicked every day.

4 What is man, that thou 12 If he turn not, he will art mindful of him ? and the whet his sword; he hath bent son of man, that thou visitest his bow, and made it ready. him?

13 He hath also prepared 5 For thou hast made him for him the instruments of a little lower than the angels, death; he ordaineth his ar- and hast crowned him with rows against the perfecutors. glory and honour.

14 Behold, he travelleth 6 Thou madeft him to with iniquity, and bath con- have dominion over the ceived mischief, and brought works of thy hands; thou forth falfhood.

haft put all things under his 15 He made a pit and feet : digged it, and is fallen into 7 All sheep and oxen, yea, the ditch which he made. and the beasts of the field : 16 His mischief shall re 8 The fowl of the air, and



the fish of the sea, and what-rael shall be glad.
foever passeth through the
paths of the sea.

9 O Lord our Lord, how ORD, who shall abide
excellent is thy name in all in thy tabernacle? who
the earth.

shall dwell in thy holy hill?

2 He that walketh upPSALM XIV.

rightly, and worketh righteHE fool hath said in ousness, and speaketh the

his heart, There is truth in his heart. no God: they are corrupt, 3 He that backbiteth not they have done abominable with his tongue, nor doeth works, there is none that evil to his neighbour, nor doeth good.

taketh up a reproach against 2 The Lord looked down his neighbour. from heaven upon the chil 4 In whose eyes a vile dren of men; to see if there person is contemned: but were any

that did understand, he honoureth them that fear and seek God.

the Lord : he that sweareth 3 They are all gone afide, to bis own hurt, and changthey are all together become eth not. filthy : there is none that 5 He that putteth not out doeth good, no not one. his money to usury, nor

4. Have all the workers taketh reward against the inof iniquity no knowledge?nocent. He that doeth these who eat up my people as things, shall never be moved, they eat bread, and call not

PSALM XVI. $ There were they in Reserve me, O God : great fear: for God is in

for in thee do I put the generation of the righte- my trust. ous.

2 O my soul, thou haft 6 Ye have shamed the said unto the Lord, Thou counfel of the poor ; becaule art my Lord: my goodness the Lord is his refuge. extendeth not to thee:

70 that the salvation of 3 But to the saints that Ifrael were come out of Zion! are in the earth, and to the when the Lord bringeth back excellent, in whom is 'al! the captivity of his people, my delight. Jacob Mall rejoice, and Il 4 Their sorrows shall be


upon the Lord ?


multiplied, that hasten after deliverer : my God, my another god : their drink-strength, in whom I will trust, offerings of blood will I not my buckler, and the horn of offer, nor take up their my salvation, and my high names into my lips,

tower, 5 The Lord is the por 3 I will call upon the tion of mine inheritance, Lord, who is worthy to be and of my cup: thou main- praised : so shall I be saved tainest my lot.

from mine enemies. 6 The lines are fallen 4 The sorrows of death unto me in pleasant places; compassed me, and the floods yea, I have a goodly heri- of ungodly men made me tage.

afraid. 7 I will bless the Lord, 5 The forrows of hell who hath given me counsel : compassed me about : the my reins alfo instruct me in snares of death prevented the night-seasons,

8 I have set the Lord al 6 In my distress I called ways before me : because he upon the Lord, and cried is at my right hand, I shall unto my God: he heard my not be moved.

voice out of his temple, and 9 Therefore

heart is

my cry came before him, glad, and my glory rejoiceth: even into his ears, my Alesh also shall rest in 7 Then the earth shook hope.

and trembled; the founda10 For thou wilt not leave ticns also of the hills moved my soul in hell; neither wilt and were shaken, because he thou suffer thine holy One was wroth. to see corruption.

8 There went up a smoke II Thou wilt shew me out of his nostrils, and fire the path of life': in thy pre-out of his mouth devoured : fence is fulness of joy, at coals were kindled by it. thy right hand there are


He bowed the heavens pleasures for evermore, also and came down: and

darkness was under his feet, PSALM XVIII.

10 And he rode upon a Will love thee, O Lord cherub, and did Ay: yea, he my strength,

did Aly upon the wings of the 2 The Lord is my rock, wind. and my fortress, and my 11 He made darkness his


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fecret place : his pavilion Jousness, according to the round about him were dark cleanness of my hands hath waters, and thick clouds of he recompensed me. the skies.

21 For I have kept the 12 At the brightness that ways of the Lord, and have was before him his thick not wickedly departed from clouds passed, hail-ftones, and my God. coals of fire.

22 For all his judgments 13 The Lord also thun- were before me, and I did dered in the heavens, and not put away his statutes the Highest gave his voice; from me. hail-stones, and coals of fire. 23 I was also upright be

14 Yea, he sent out his fore him: and I kept myself arrows, and scattered them; from mine iniquity. and he shot out lightnings, 24 Thereforé hath the and discomfited them. Lord recompensed me ac

15 Then the channels of cording to my righteousness, waters were seen, and the according to the cleanness foundations of the world of my hands in his eyewere discovered : at thy re-fight. buke, O Lord, at the blast 25 With the merciful of the breath of thy nof-thou wilt shew thyself mertrils.

ciful, with an upright man 16 He sent from above, thou wilt shew thyself uphe took me, he drew me out right. of inany waters.

26 With the

pure thou 17 He delivered me from wilt shew thyself pure, and my strong enemy, and from with the froward thou wilt them which hated me : for thew thyself froward. they were too strong for 27 For thou wilt save the

afflicted people : but wilt 18 They prevented me in bring down high looks. the day of my calamity: but 28 For thou wilt light the Lord was my stay. my candle : the Lord my

19 He brought me forth God will enlighten my darkalso into a large place: he nefs. delivered


because he de 29 For by thee I have lighted in me.

run through a troop: and 20 The Lord rewarded by my God have I leaped me according to my righte- over a wall.


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