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David prays against his enemies: PSALMS. He exhorts to praise God. up against me, and such as breathe out 10 The Lord sitteth upon the flood; cruelty.

yea, the Lord sitteth King for ever. 13 I had fainted, unless I had believed 11 The Lord will give strength unto to see the goodness of the Lord in the land his people; the LORD will bless his people of the living. 14 Wait on the LORD: be of good cou

PSALM XXX. rage, and he shall strengthen thy heart: T A Psalm and Song, at the dedication of wait, I say, on the LORD.

the house of David.

TA Psalm of David.

hast listed me up, and hast not made INTO thee will I cry, O LORD my my foes to rejoice over me.

rock; be not silent to me: lest, if 2 O LORD my God, I cried unto thee, thou be silent to me, I become like them and thou hast healed me. that go down into the pit.

3 O LORD, thou hast brought up my 2 Hear the voice of my supplications, soul from the grave: thou hast kept me when I cry unto thee, when I lift up my alive, that I should not go down to the pit. hands toward thy holy oracle.

4 Sing unto the LORD, O ye saints of 3 Draw

me not away with the wicked, his, and give thanks at the remembrance and with the workers of iniquity, which of his holiness. speak peace to their neighbours, but mis- 5 For his anger endureth but a moment; chief is in their hearts.

in his favour is life: weeping may endure 4 Give them according to their deeds, for a night, but joy cometh in the morning: and according to the wickedness of their 6 And in my prosperity I said, I shall endeavours: give them after the work of never be moved. their hands; render to them their desert. 7 LORD, hy thy favour thou hast made

5 Because they regard not the works of my mountain to stand strong : thou didst the Lord, nor the operation of his hands, hide thy face, and I was troubled. heshall destroy them, and not build them up. 8 I cried to thee, O LORD; and unto

6 Blessed be the LORD, because he hath the Lord I made supplication. heard the voice of my supplications. 9 What profit is there in my blood,

7 The Lord is my strength, and my when I go down to the pit ? Shall the dust shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am praise thee ? shall it declare thy truth? helped: therefore my heart greatly re- 10 Hear, O LORD, and have mercy joiceth; and with my song will I praise him. upon me : LORD, be thou my helper.

8 The Lord is their strength, and he is 11 Thou hast turned for me my mour. the saving strength of his anointed. ing into dancing: thou hast put off my

9 Save thy people, and bless thine in- sackcloth, and girded me with gladness; heritance: feed them also, and lift them 12 To the end that my glory may sing

praise to thee, and not be silent. O LORD PSALM XXIX.

my God, I will give thanks unto thee for TA Psalm of David.

PSALM XXXI. give unto the Lordglory and strength. 1 To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. 2 Give unto the LORD the glory due IN thee, O LORD, do I put my trust; let unto his name ; worship the Lord in the me never be ashamed : deliver me in beauty of holiness.

thy righteousness. 3 The voice of the LORD is upon the 2 Bow dowa thine ear to me ; deliver waters: the God of glory thundereth : me speedily; be thou my strong rock, for the LORD is upon many waters.

a house of defence to save me. 4 The voice of the Lord is powerful ; 3 For thou art my rock and my fortress; the voice of the Lord is full of majesty' therefore for thy name's sake lead me, and

5 The voice of the Lord breaketh the guide me. cedars; yea, the LORD breaketh the cedars 4 Pull me out of the net that they have of Lebanon.

laid privily for me : for thou art my 6 Hemaketh them also toskip likea calf; strength. Lebanon and Sirion like a young unicorn. 5 Into thy hand I commit my spirit :

7 The voice of the LORD divideth the thou hast redeemed me, O LORD God of flames of fire.

truth. 8 The voice of the LORD shaketh the 6 I have hated them that regard lying wilderness; the Lord shaketh the wilder-vanities : but I trust in the LORD. ness of Kadesh.

7 I will be glad and rejoice in thy 9 The voice of the LORD maketh the mercy: for thou hast considered my trouhinds to calve, and discovereth the forests : ble ; thou hast known my soul in adversiand in his temple doth every one speak of ties; his glory.

8 And hast not shut me up into the hand







Daud prays in his calamity. PSALMS. God's goodness to be praised. of the enemy : thou hast set my foot in a 5 I acknowledged my sin unto thee, and large room.

mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I ġ Have mercy upon me, O LORD, for I will confess my transgressions unto the am in trouble : mine eye is consumed with Lord; and thou forgavest the iniquity of grief, yea, my soul and my belly. iny sin. Selab.

10 For my life is spent with grief, and 6 For this shall every one that is godly, my years with sighing: my strength faileth pray unto thee in a time when thou maybecause of mine iniquity, and my bones est be found : surely in the floods of great are consumed.

waters they shall not come nigh unto him. 11 I was a reproach among all mine 7 Thou art my hiding-place; thou shalt enemies, but especially among my neigh-preserve me from trouble; thou shalt combours, and a fear to mine acquaintance : pass me about with songs of deliverance. they that did see me without fled from me. Selah.

12 I am forgotten as a dead man out of 8 I will instruct thee, and teach thee in mind: I am like a broken vessel.


way which thou shalt go: I will guide 13 For I have heard the slander of thee with mine eye. many : fear was on every side: while they 9 Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, took counsel together against me, they de- which have no understanding: whose vised to take away my life.

mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, 14 But I trusted in thee, O LORD: 1 lest they come ncar unto thee. said, Thou art my God.

10 Many sorrows shall be to the wick15 My times are in thy hand: delivered: but he that trusteth in the LORD, mercy me from the hand of mine enemies, and shall compass him about. from them that persecute me.

11 Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, 16 Make thy face to shine upon thy ye righteous: and shout for joy, all

ye servant: save me for thy mercies sake. are upright in heart. 17 Let me not be ashamed, O LORD; for

PSALM XXXIII. ashamed, and let them be silent in the grave.


EJOICE in the LORD, Oye righteous:

for praise is comely for the upright. 18 Let the lying lips be put to silence; 2 Praise the LORD with harp: sing unto which speak grievous things proudly and him with the psaltery and an instrument contemptuously against the righteous. of ten strings.

19 Oh how great is thy goodness, which 3 Sing unto him a new song; play skilthou hast laid up for them that fear thee; fully with a loud noise. which thou hast wrought for them that trust 4 For the word of the LORD is right; and in thee before the sons of men!

all his works are done in truth. 20 Thou shalt hide them in the secret 5 He loveth righteousness and judg. of thy presence from the pride of man: ment: the earth is full of the goodness of thou shalt keep them secretly in a pavilion the LORD. from the strife of tongues.

6 By the word of the Lord were the 21 Blessed be the LORD: for he hath heavens made ; and all the host of them by shewed me his marvellous kindness in a the breath of his mouth. strong city.

7 He gathereth the waters of the sea to22 For I said in my baste, I am cut off gether as a heap: he layeth up the depth from before thine eyes : nevertheless thou in store-houses. heardest the voice of my supplications 8 Let all the earth fear the LORD: let all when I cried unto thee.

the inhabitants of the world stand in awe 230 love the Lord, all ye his saints: for of him. the LORD preserveth the faithful, and plen- 9 For he spake, and it was done; he tifully rewardeth the proud doer, commanded, and it stood fast.

24 Be of good courage, and he shall 10 The Lord bringeth the counsel of strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the heathen to nought: he maketh the dethe LORD.

vices of the people of none effect. PSALM XXXII.

11 The counsel of the Lord standeth T A Psalm of David, Maschil. for ever, the thoughts of his heart to all BL

LESSED is he whose transgression is generations.

forgiven, whose sin is covered. 12 Blessed is the nation whose God is 2 Blessed is the man unto whom the the LORD; and the people whom he hath LORD imputeth not iniquity, and in whose chosen for his own inheritance. spirit there is no guile.

13 The Lord looketh from heaven; he 3. When I kept silence, my bones waxed beholdeth all the sons of men. old through my roaring all the day long. 14 From the place of his habitation he 4 For day and night thy hand was

heavy looketh upon all the inhabitants of the earth. upon me: my moisture is turned into the 15 He fashioneth their hearts alike; he drought of summer. Selah.

considereth all their works.

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The privileges of the godly. PSALMS. David prays for God's assistance. 16 There is no king saved by the mul-| 19 Many are the afflictions of the right. titude of a host: a mighty man is not de- eous : but the Lord delivereth bim out of livered by much strength.

them all. 17 A horse is a vain thing for safety: 20 He keepeth all his bones: not one of neither shall he deliver any by his great them is broken. strength.

21 Evil shall slay the wicked: and they 18 Behold, the eye of the Lord is upon that hate the righteous shall be desolate. them that fear him, upon them that hope 22 The Lord redeemeth the soul ot his in his mercy.;

servants : and none of them that trust in 19 To deliver their soul from death, and him shall be desolate. to keep them alive in famine.

PSALM XXXV. 20 Our soul waiteth for the LORD: he is

TA Psalm of David. our help and our shield.

LEAD my cause, O Lord, with them

that because we have trusted in his holy name. them that fight against me.

22 Let thy njercy, O LORD, be upon us, 2 Take hold of shield and buckler, and according as we hope in thee.

stand up for my belp. PSALM XXXIV.

3 Draw out also the spear, and stop the TA Psalm of David when he changed his way against them that persecute me: say

behaviour before Abimelech; who drove unto my soul, I am thy salvation.
him away, and he departed.

4 Let them be confounded and put to I

praise shall continually be in my mouth. turned back and brought to confusion that

2 My soul shall make her boast in the devise my hurt. Lord: the humble shall bear thereof, and 5 Let them be as chaff before the wind: be glad.

and let the angel of the LORD chase them. 3 O magnisy the LORD with me, and let 6 Let their way be dark and slippery: us exalt his name together.

and let the angel of the LORD persecute 4 I sought the LORD, and he heard me, them. and delivered me from all my fears. 7 For without cause have they hid for

5 They looked unto him, and were light- me their net in a pit, which without cause ened: and their faces were not ashamed. they have digged for my soul.

6 This poor man cried, and the LORD 8 Let destruction come upon him at una. heard him, and saved him out of all bis wares; and let bis net that he hath hid troubles.

catch himself: into that very destruction 7 The angel of the LORD encampeth let him fall. round about them that fear hiin, and deli- 9 And my soul shall be joyful in the vereth them.

LORD: it shall rejoice in his salvation. 8( taste and see that the Lord is good: 10 All my bones shall say, LORD, who blessed is the man that trusteth in him. is like unto thee, which deliverest the poor

9 O fear the LORD, ye his saints; for from him that is too strong for him, yea, there is no want to them that fear him. the poor and the needy from him that

10 The young lions do lack, and suffer spoileth him? hunger: but they that seek the LORD shall 11 False witnesses did rise up; they not want any good thing.

laid to my charge things that I knew noi. 11 Come, ye children, hearken unto me: 12 They rewarded me evil for good to I will teach you the fear of the Lord. the spoiling of my soul.

12 What man is he that desireth life, and 13 But as for me, when they were sick, loveth many days, that he may see good? my clothing was sackcloth: 1 humbled my

13 Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy soul with fasting; and my prayer returned lips from speaking guile.

into mine own busom. 14 Depart from evil, and do good; seek 14 I behaved myself as though he had peace, and pursue it.

been my friend or brother: I bowed down 13 The eyes of the Lord are upon the heavily, as one that mourneth for his righteous, and his ears are open unto their mother. cry.

15 But in mine adversity they rejoiced, 16 The face of the Lord is against them and gathered themselves together: yed, that do evil, to cut off the remembrance the abjects gathered theinselves together of them from the earth.

against me, and I knew it not; they did 17 The righteous cry, and the LORD tear me, and ceased not: heareth, and delivereth them out of alll 16 With hypocritical mockers in feasts, their troubles.

they gnashed upon me with their teeth. 18 The Lord is nigh unto them that are 17 Lord, how long wilt thou look on? of a broken heart; and saveth such as be rescue my soul from their destructions, my of a contrite spirit.

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The excellency of God's mercy. PSALMS. The happy state of the godly.

18 I will give thee thanks in the great 10 O continue thy loving-kindness unto congregation: I will praise thee among them that know thee; and thy righteous. much people.

ness to the upright in heart. 19 Let not them that are mire enemies 11 Let not the foot of pride come against wrongfully rejoice over me, neither let me, and let not the hand of the wicked them wink with the eye that hate me with- remove me. out a cause.

12 There are the workers of iniquity 20 For they speak not peace: but they fallen : they are cast down, and shall not devise deceitful matters against them that be able to rise. are quiet in the land.

PSALM XXXVII. 21 Yea, they opened their mouth wide

TA Psalm of David. against me, and said, Aha, aha! our eye FRET not thyself because of evil doers,

22 This thou hast seen, O LORD: keep workers of iniquity. not silence: 0 Lord, be not far from me. 2 For they shall soon be cut down like

23 Stir up thyself, and awake to my the grass, and wither as the green herb: judgment, even unto my cause, my God 3 Trust in the Lord, and do good; so and my Lord.

shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily 24 Judge me, O Lord my God, accord- thou shalt be fed. ing to thy righteousness; and let them not| 4 Delight thyself also in the LORD; and rejoice over me.

he shall give thee the desires of thy 25 Let them not say in their hearts, Ah, heart. so would we have it : let them not say, 5 Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust We have swallowed him up.

also in him; and he shall bring it to pass. 26 Let them be ashamed and brought to 6 And he shall bring forth thy righteousconfusion together that rejoice at my hurt: ness as the light, and thy judgment as the let them be clothed with shame and dis- noon-day. honour that magnify themselves against me. 7 Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently

27 Let them shout for joy, and be glad, for him: fret not thyself because of nim that favour my righteous cause : yea, let who prospereth in his way, because of the them say continually, Let the LORD be man who bringeth wicked devices to pass. magnified, which hath pleasure in the pros- 8 Cease from anger, and forsake wrath : perity of his servant.

fret not thyself in any wise to do evil. 28° And my tongue shall speak of thy 9 For evil doers shall be cut off : but righteousness and of thy praise all the day those that wait upon the LORD, they shall

inherit the earth. PSALM XXXVI.

10 For yet a little while, and the wicked To the chief Musician, A Psalm of Da- shall not be : yea, thou shalt diligently con

vid the servant of the LORD. sider his place, and it shall not be. THE transgression of the wicked saith 11 But the meek shall inherit the earth; of God before his eyes.

ance of peace: 2 For he flattereth himself in his own 12 The wicked plotteth against the just, eyes, until his iniquity be found to be and gnasheth upon him with his teeth. hateful.

13 The Lord shall laugh at him: for 3 The words of his mouth are iniquity, he seeth that his day is coming. and deceit: he hath left off to be wise, and 14 The wicked have drawn out the to do good.

sword, and have bent their bow, to cast 4 He deviseth mischief upon his bed ; down the poor and needy, and to slay he setteth himself in a way that is not such as be of upright conversation. good; he abhorreth not evil.

15 Their sword shall enter into their 5 Thy mercy, O Lord, is in the hea- own heart, and their bows shall be broken. vens; and thy faithfulness reacheih unto 16 A little that a righteous man hath is the clouds.

better than the riches of many wicked. 6 Thy righteousness is like the great 17 For the arms of the wicked shall be mountains; thy judgments are agreat deep: broken: but the LORD upholdeth the rightO Lord, thou preservest man and beast.

7 How excellent is thy loving-kindness, 18 The Lord knoweth the days of the O God! therefore the children of men put upright : and their inheritance shall be for their trust under the shadow of thy wings. ever.

8 They shall be abundantly satisfied with 19 They shall not be ashamed in the the fatness of thy house; and thou shalt make evil time: and in the days of famine they them drink of the river of thy pleasures. shall be satisfied.

9 For with thee is the fountain of life : 20 But the wicked shall perish, and the in thy light shall we see light.

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David moves God to take

PSALMS. compassion on his pitiful case. lambs : they shall consume; into smoke 3 There is no soundness in my flesh beshall they consume away.

cause of thine anger; neither is there any 21 The wicked borroweth, and payeth rest in my bones because of my sin. not again : but the righteous sheweth 4 For mine iniquities are gone over my mercy, and giveth.

head: as a heavy burden they are too 22 For such as be blessed of him shall heavy for me. inherit the earth ; and they that be cursed 5 My wounds stink, and are corrupt of him shall be cut off.

because of my foolishness. 23 The steps of a good man are ordered 6 I am troubled; I am bowed down by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way. greatly ; I go mourning all the day long.

24 Though he fail, he shall not be ut. 7 For my loins are filled with a loathterly cast down : for the LORD upholdeth some disease: and there is no soundness him with his hand.

in my flesh. 25 I have been young, and now am old ; 81 am feeble and sore broken: I have yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, roared by reason of the disquietness of my nor his seed begging bread.

heart. 26 le is ever mercisul, and lendeth ; 9 Lord, all my desire is before thee; and his seed is blessed.

and my groaning is not hid from thee. 27 Depart from evil, and do good ; and 10 My heart panteth, my strength faildwell for evermore.

eth me : as for the light of mine eyes, it 28 For the Lord loveth judgment, and also is goire from me. forsaketh not his saints ; they are pre- 11 My lovers and my friends stand served for ever: but the seed of the wicked aloof from my sore ; and my kinsmen shall be cut off.

stand afar off. 29 The righteous shall inherit the land, 12 They also that seek after my life lay and dwell therein for ever.

snares for ine : and they that seek my hurt 30 The mouth of the righteous speaketh speak mischievous things, and imagine wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judg- deceits all the day long. ment.

13 But I, as a deaf man, heard not; 31 The law of his God is in his heart; and I was as a dumb man that openeth none of his steps shall slide.

not his mouth. 32 The wicked watcheth the righteous, 14 Thus I was as a man that heareth and seeketh to slay him.

not, and in whose mouth 33 The Lord will not leave him in his proofs. band, nor condemn him when he is judged. 15 For in thee, O LORD, do I hope:

34 Wait on the Lord, and keep his way, thou wilt hear, O Lord my God. and he shall exalt thee to inherit the land : 16 For I said, Hear me, lest other ise when the wicked are cut off, thou shalt they should rejoice orer me: when my

foot slippeth, they magnify themselves 35 I bave seen the wicked in great against me. power, and spreading himself like a green 17 For I am ready to halt, and

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row is continually before me. 36 Yet he passed away, and lo, he was 18 For I will declare mine iniquity; I not: yea, I sought him, but he could not will be sorry for my sin. be found.

19 But mine enemies are lively, and 37 Mark the perfect man, and behold the they are strong: and they that hate me upright: for the end of that man is peace. wrongfully, are multiplied.

38 But the transgressors shall be de- 20 They also that render evil for good stroyed together : the end of the wicked are mine adversaries; because I follow shall be cut off.

the thing that good is. 39 But the salvation of the righteous is 21 Forsake me not, O LORD: O my of the LORD: he is their strength in the God, be not far from me. time of trouble.

22 Make baste to help me, O LORD my 40 And the Lord shall help them, and salvation. deliver them: he shall deliver them from

PSALM XXXIX. the wicked, and save them, because they T To the chief Musician, even to Jedutrust in bim.

thun, A Psalm of David. PSALM XXXVIII. TA Psalm of David, to bring to remem

SAID, I will take heed to my ways, T

that I sin not with my tongue: I will brance.

keep my mouth with a bridle, while the O Leifle; rebuke me not in thy wrath: wicked is before we neither in

2 I was dumb with silence; I held my pleasure.

peace, even from good; and 'my sorrow 2 For thine arrows stick fast in me, and was stirred. diy band presseth me sore.

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