Page images


1 Frer not thyself because of evil doers, nei

ther be thou envious against the work

ers · of in- | -iquity. 2 For they shall soon be cut down like the

grass, and / wither · as the green |

herb. 3 Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt

thou dwell in the land, and verily thou |

shalt · be fed. 4 Delight thyself also in the LORD, and he

shall give thee the de- | -sires of thine

-heart. 5 Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also

i in him; and he shall | bring it to pass; 6 And he shall bring forth thy righteousness

as the light, and thy | judg-:-ment | as •

the noon-day. q Cease from anger, and forsake wrath : fret

not thyself in any wise to do evil. 8 For evil doers shall be cut off : but those that

wait upon the LORD, | they · shall in-1

-herit the earth. 9 The steps of a good man are ordered by

the LORD: and he de- | -lighteth · in his

way. 10 Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast

down: for the Lord up- / -holdeth him with his hand.

11 I have been young, and now am old; yet

have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor

11 I have I not slegging I beendeth ;

12 He is ever merciful, and lendeth; and his

seed - | is - blessed. 13 Depart from evil, and do good; and dwell

for ev- • -er- | -more. 14 For the LORD loveth judgment, and forsaketh

not his saints; they are preserved forever: but the seed of the wicked · shall be •

cut off. 15 The righteous shall inherit the land, and

dwell there- / -in · for ever. 16 The mouth of the righteous speaketh wis

dom, and his | tongue - talketh · of ; judgment. 17 The law of his God is in his heart; none of

his steps · shall / slide. 18 The wicked watcheth the righteous, and |

seeketh • to | slay – | him. 19 The LORD will not leave him in his hand,

nor condemn him when he is judged. 20 Wait on the Lord and keep his way, and he

shall exalt thee to inherit the land: When the wicked are cut off, I thou — shalt

see it. 21 I have seen the wicked in great power, and

spreading himself like a green - | bay

tree. 22 Yet he passed away, and lo, he was not;

yea, I sought him, but he · could not • be found.

23 Mark the perfect man, and behold the up

right: for the end of that man · is

peace. 24 But the transgressors shall be destroyed to

gether : the end of the | wicked shall | be · cut off.

25 But the salvation of the righteous is of the

LORD: he is their strength in the time ·

of trouble. 26 And the Lord shall help them, and deliver

them: he shall deliver them from the wicked, and save them, be- | -cause. they | trust · in him.


1 I SAID, I will take heed to my ways, that I

sin not with my tongue: I will keep my mouth with a bridle, while the wicked ·

is be- | -fore me. 2 I was dumb with silence; I held my peace,

even from good; and my sor- · -row |

was — stirred. 3 My heart was hot within me; while I was

musing the fire burned; then | spake I.

with my | tongue. 4 LORD, make me to know mine end, and the

measure of my days, what it is; that I may | know how | frail · I am.


5 Behold, thou hast made my days as an

handbreadth; and mine age is as nothing before thee: verily every man at his best

state is alto- | -geth- ·-er | vanity. 6 Surely every man walketh in a vain shew :

surely they are disquieted in vain: he heapeth up riches, and knoweth not who •

shall | gath- . -er | them. And now, LORD, what wait I for? my hope

is in thee. 8 Deliver me from all my transgressions :

make me not the re-l-proach of the foolish.

9 I was a thou didst it

9 I was dumb, I opened not my mouth; be- || 10 Remove thy stroke away from me: I am

consumed by the blow of thine - 1 hand.

from me: I am

11 When thou with rebukes dost correct man

for iniquity, thou makest his beauty to consume away like a moth : surely every

man is vanity. 12 Hear my prayer, Ó LORD, and give ear unto

my cry; hold not thy | peace - | tears.

13 For I am a stranger with thee and a so

journer, as all my | fath- • -ers were. 14 O spare me, that I may recover strength, be

fore I go | hence, and be · no more.

[ocr errors]

PSALM XL. 1 I WAITED patiently for the LORD; and he in• clined unto me, and I heard · my cry. 2 He brought me up also out of an horrible pit,

out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and es- | -tab- • -lish'd | my —

goings. 3 And he hath put a new song in my mouth,

even praise unto our God : many shall see · it, and fear, and shall | trust · in the


4 Blessed is that man that maketh the LORD

his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor

such as | turn •a- | -side · to lies. 5 Many, O LORD my God, are thy wonderful

works which thou hast done, and thy

thoughts which are · to us-ward : 6 They cannot be reckoned up in order unto

thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are | more · than can be |

numbered. 7 Sacrifice and offering thou | didst . not de-1

-sire. 8 Mine ears hast thou opened: burnt-offering

and sin-offering hast · thou not · re-1

-quired. 9 Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of

the book it is written • of me, 10 I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea,

thy law • is with- | -in • my heart.

« PreviousContinue »