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3. r'or there is no faithfulness in their | upon the earth, and lay mine honour in the mouth; their inward part is very wicked- || dust. Selah. ·ness; their throat is an open sepulchre; they 6. Arise, O Lord, in thine anger; lift up flatter with their tongue.

thyself, because of the rage of mine ene10. Destroy thou them, O God; let them mies; and awake for me to the judgment fall by their own counsels: cast them out that thou hast commanded. in the multitude of their transgressions ; for 7. So shall the congregation of the people they have rebelled against thee.

compass thee about: for their sakes, therei 11. But let all those that put their trust | fore, return thou on high. in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, | 8. The LORD shall judge the people: because thou defendest them: let them also judge me, O Lord, according to my righ, that love thy name be joyful in thee. teousness, and according to mine integrity

12. For thou, LORD, wilt bless the righ- | that is in me. teous; with favour wilt thou compass him 9. O let the wickedness of the wicked as with a shield.

come to an end; but establish the just : for PSALM VI.

the righteous God trieth the hearts and reins. David's complaint in his sickness.

10. My defence is of God, which saveth) To the chief Musician on Neginoth upon Sheminith. A Psalm of David.

the upright in heart. 1. LORD, rebuke me not in thine an- 11. God judgeth the righteous, and God

ger, neither chasten me in thy hot is angry with the wicked every day. displeasure.

12. If he turn not, he will whet his sword; 2. Have mercy upon me, O LORD; for he hath bent his bow, and made it ready. I am weak: 0 LORD, heal me; for my '13. He hath also prepared for him the inbones are vexed.

struments of death; he ordaineth his arrows 3. My soul is also sore vexed: but thou, || against the persecutors. O LORD, how long ?

14. Behold, he travaileth with iniquity, 4. Return, O LORD, deliver my soul : 0 and hath conceived mischief, and brought save me for thy mercies' sake.

forth falsehood. 5. For in death there is no remembrance 15. He made a pit, and digged it, and of thee: in the grave who shall give thee is fallen into the ditch which he made. thanks?

16. His mischief shall return upon his 6. I am weary with my groaning; all the own head, and his violent dealing shall come night make I my bed to swim: I water my down upon his own pate. couch with my tears.

17. I will praise the Lord according to 7. Mine eye is consumed because of his righteousness; and will sing praise to the grief; it waxeth old because of all mine name of the Lord most high. enemies.

PSALM VIIT. 8. Depart from me, all ye workers of God's glory magnified by his works, and by his love to man.

"To the chier Musician upon Gittath. iniquity : for the Lord hath heard the voice

A Psalm of David. of my weeping.

LORD our Lord, how excellent is 9. The Lord hath heard my supplication; | thy name in all the earth! who hast the LORD will receive my prayer.

set thy glory above the heavens. 10. Let all mine enemies be ashamed and || 2. Out of the mouth of babes and sucksore vexed: let them return and be ashamedlings hast thou ordained strength, because suddenly.

of thine enemies; that thou mightest still PSALM VII.

the enemy and the avenger. David prayeth against the malice of his enemies. 3. When I consider thy heavens, the Shiggaion of David, which he sang unto the LORD, con

cerning the words of Cush the Benjamite. work of thy fingers; the moon and the 1. LORD my God, in thee do I put | stars, which thou hast ordained;

U my trust: save me from all them | 4. What is man, that thou art mindful of that persecute me, and deliver me;

him ? and the son of man, that thou visitest 2. Lest he tear my soul like a lion, rend || him? ing it in pieces, while there is none to deliver. 5. For thou hast made him a little lower

3. O Lord my God, if I have done this; than the angels, and hast crowned hiin with if there be iniquity in my hands;

glory and honour. 4. If I have rewarded evil unto him that|6. Thou madest him to have dominion , was at peace with me; (yea, I have deliver-over the works of thy hands: thou hast put ed him that without cause is mine enemy;) | all things under his feet:.

5. Let the enemy persecute my soul, and 7. All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts take it; yea, let him tread down my life l of the field ;

8. The fowl of the air, and the fish of the 20. Put them in fear, O LORD; that the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the nations may know themselves to be but men. paths of the seas.

Selah. 9. O Lord our Lord, how excellent is thy

PSALM X. name in all the earth!

| 1 David complaineth to God: 12 He prayeth for remedy: PSALM IX.

10 He professeth his confidence. David praiseth God for executing of judgment.

THY standest thou afar off, O LORD? To the chief Musician upon Muih-lubben. - A Psalm of David.

V why hidest thou thyself in times 1T WILL praise thee, O LORD, with my of trouble?

I whole heart; I will show forth all thy | 2. The wicked in his pride doth persecute marvellous works.

the poor: let them be taken in the devices 2. I will be glad and rejoice in thee: I will that they have imagined. sing praise to thy name, 0 thou Most High. 3. For the wicked boasteth of his heart's

3. When mine enemies are turned back, desire, and blesseth the covetous, whom the they shall fall and perish at thy presence. || LORD abhorreth.

4. For thou hast maintained my right and l. 4. The wicked, through the pride of his my cause; thou satest in the throne judg- countenance, will not seek after God: God ing right.

is not in all his thoughts. 5. Thou hast rebuked the heathen, thou 5. His ways are always grievous ; thy hast destroyed the wicked, thou hast put out i judgments are far above out of his sight: as their name for ever and ever.

for all his enemies, he puffeth at them. 6. O thou enemy! destructions are come 6. He hath said in his heart, I shall to a perpetual end, and thou hast destroyed not be moved: for I shall never be in adcities; their memorial is perished with them. || versity.

7. But the Lord shall endure for ever: 7. His mouth is full of cursing and deceit he hath prepared his throne for judgment; and fraud; under his tongue is mischief and

8. And he shall judge the world in righ- || vanity. ieousness, he shall minister judgment to the 8. He sitteth in the lurking-places of the people in uprightness.

villages; in the secret places doth he murder 9. The Lord also will be a refuge for the the innocent: his eyes are privily set against oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble. the poor.

10. And they that know thy name will put | 9. He lieth in wait secretly, as a lion in their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not his den: he lieth in wait to catch the poor: · forsaken them that seek thee.

| he doth catch the poor, when he draweth 11. Sing praises to the LORD, which him into his net. dwelleth in Zion : declare among the peo- 10. He croucheth, and humbleth himself, ple his doings.

that the poor may fall by his strong ones. 12. When he maketh inquisition for blood, 11. He hath said in his heart, God hath he remembereth them: he forgetteth not the forgotten: he hideth his face; he will never cry of the humble.

see it. 13. Have mercy upon me, O LORD; con- | 12. Arise, O LORD; O God, lift up thy sider my trouble which I suffer of them that hand : forget not the humble. hate me, thou that listest me up from the 13. Wherefore doth the wicked contemn gates of death :

|| God ? he hath said in his heart, Thou wilt 14. That I may show forth all thy praise || not require it. in the gates of the daughter of Zion : I will 14. Thou hast seen it; for thou beholdest rejoice in thy salvation.

mischief and spite, to requite it with thy hand: 15. The heathen are sunk down in the the poor committeth himself unto thee; thou pit that they made: in the net which they art the helper of the fatherless. hid is their own foot taken.

| 15. Break thou the arm of the wicked and 16. The LORD is known by the judgment the evil man : seek out his wickedness till which he executeth : the wicked is snared in thou find none. the work of his own hands. Higgaion. Selah. | 16. The Lord is King for ever and ever:

17. The wicked shall be turned into hell, the heathen are perished out of his land. and all the nations that forget God.

17. LORD, thou hast heard the desire of 18. For the needy shall not always be for- the humble: thou wilt prepare their heart, gotten: the expectation of the poor shall || thou wilt cause thine ear to hear; not perish for ever.

18. To judge the fatherless and the op19. Arise, O LORD; let not man prevail ; pressed, that the man of the earth may no let the heathen be judged in thy sight. ll more oppress.

PSALM XI.

| God; lighten mine eyes, lest I sleep the sleep David encourageth himself in God against his enemies. Pof death :

To the chief Musician. A Psalm of David. 1. IN the LORD put I my trust : how say

4. Lest mine enemy say, I have prevailed

ay | against him ; and those that trouble me reI ye to my soul, Flee as a bird to your mountain ?

joice when I am moved. 2. For, lo, the wicked bend their bow,

5. But I have trusted in thy mercy; my!

heart shall rejoice in thy salvation. they make ready their arrow upon the string,

16. I will sing unto the Lord, because he that they may privily shoot at the upright in

'|hath dealt bountifully with me. heart. 3. If the foundations be destroyed, what

PSALM XIV.

|| 1 David describeth the corruption of a natural man : 4 He can the righteous do ?

convinceth the wicked by the light of their conscience. 4. The LORD is in his holy temple, the ||. To the chief Musician. A Psalm of David. LORD's throne is in heaven : his eyes be- || 1.

he. || 1. THE fool hath said in his heart, There hold, his eyelids try, the children of men.

| 1 is no God. They are corrupt; they 5. The LORD trieth the righteous: but the

have done abominable works; there is none wicked, and him that loveth violence, his | that doeth good. soul hateth.

2. The Lord looked down from heaven 6. Upon the wicked he shall rain snares, upon the children of men, to see if there were fire and brimstone, and a horrible tempest: any that did understand, and seek God. this shall be the portion of their cup.

3. They are all gone aside, they are all 7. For the righteous Lord loveth righ- || together become filthy; there is none that teousness; his countenance doth behold the l| doeth good, no, not one. upright

4. Have all the workers of iniquity no PSALM XII.

knowledge? who eat up my people as they David's confidence in God's Iried promises.

eat bread, and call not upon the Lord. To the chief Musician upon Sheininith,

5. There were they in great fear: for God A Psalm of David.

is in the generation of the righteous... 1. LELP, LORD; for the godly man I ceaseth; for the faithful fail from

6. Ye have shamed the counsel of the

poor ; because the Lord is his refuge. among the children of men. 2. They speak vanity every one with his

7. Oh that the salvation of Israel were neighbour : with flattering lips, and with a

come out of Zion! When the Lord bringeth double heart, do they speak. .

back the captivity of his people, Jacob shall 3. The Lord shall cut off all flattering lips,

rejoice, and Israel shall be glad. and the tongue that speaketh proud things ;

PSALM XV.

David describeth a citizen of Zion. 4. Who have said, With our tongue will

A Fsalm of David. we prevail ; our lips are our own : who is | 1. T ORD, who shall abide in thy taberlord over us?

1 nacle? who shall dwell in thy holy hill? 5. For the oppression of the poor, for the 2. He that walketh uprightly, and worksighing of the needy, now will I arise, saith eth righteousness, and speaketh the truth the LORD; I will set him in safety from him in his heart. that puffeth at him.

3. He that backbiteth not with his tongue, 6. The words of the Lord are pure words; || nor doeth evil to his neighbour, nor taketh as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified up a reproach against his neighbour. seven times.

4. In whose eyes a vile person is contemn7. Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou ed; but he honoureth them that fear the shalt preserve them from this generation for LORD. He that sweareth to his own hurt, ever.

and changeth not. 8. The wicked walk on every side, when || 5. He that putteth not out his money to the vilest men are exalted.

usury, nor taketh reward against the innoPSALM XIII.

cent. He that doeth these things shall never 3 David prayeth for preventing grace: 5 He boasteth of | be moved.

divine mercy , To the chief Musician. A Psalm of David.

PSALM XVI. 1. ITOW long wilt thou forget me, O || David, in distrust of merits, sheveth the hope of his calling, N LORD? for ever? how long wilt

of the resurrection, and life everlasting.

Michtam of David. thou hide thy face from me ?

1. DRESERVE me, O God : for in thee 2. How long shall I take counsel in' my || I do I put my trust. soul, having sorrow in my heart daily? how ! 2. O my soul, thou hast said unto the long shall mine enemy be exalted over me ? || LORD, Thou art my Lord: my goodness

3. Consider and hear me, O LORD myll extendeth not to thee;

my lot.

3. But to the saints that are in the earth, || 12. Like as a lion that is greedy of his and to the excellent, in whom is all my de prey, and as it were a young lion lurking in light.

secret places. 4. Their sorrows shall be multiplied that 13. Arise, O LORD, disappoint him, cast hasten after another god : their drink-offer him down : deliver my soul from the wicked, ings of blood will I not offer, nor take up which is thy sword : their names into my lips.

14. From men which are thy hand, O 5. The LORD is the portion of mine in Lord, from men of the world, which have heritance, and of my cup: thou maintainest their portion in this life, and whose belly

thou fillest with thy hid treasure: they are 6. The lines are fallen unto me in plea- | full of children, and leave the rest of their sant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage. substance to their babes.

7. I will bless the LORD, who hath given 15. As for me, I will behold thy face in me counsel ; my reins also instruct me in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I the night-seasons.

awake, with thy likeness. 8. I have set the LORD always before

PSALM XVIII. me: because he is at my right hand, I shall David praiseth God forhis manifold and marvellous blessings.

To the chief Musician. A Psalm of David, the servant of not be moved.

the LORD, who spake unto the LORD the words of this 9. Therefore my heart is glad, and my song in the day that the LORD delivered him from the glory rejoiceth; my flesh also shall restin hope:

|| . hand of all his enemies, and from the hand of Saul : and 10. For thou wilt not leave my soul in 1. T WILL love thee, O LORD, my hell; neither wilt thou suffer thy Holy One 1 strength. to see corruption.

2. The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, | 11. Thou wilt show me the path of life: and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right whom I will trust; my buckler, and the hand there are pleasures for evermore. | horn of my salvation, and my high tower. PSALM XVII.

3. I will call upon the LORD, who is wor. David craveth defence of God against his enemies. thy to be praised : so shall I be saved from A Prayer of David.

mine enemies. 1. ITEAR the right, O LORD, attend un- 4. The sorrows of death compassed me,

11 to my cry; give ear unto my pray- and the floods ofungodly men mademe afraid. er, that goeth not out of feigned lips. | 5. The sorrows of hell compassed me

2. Let my sentence come forth from thy | about; the snares of death prevented me. presence; let thine eyes behold the things 6. In my distress I called upon the LORD, that are equal.

and cried unto my God: he heard my voice 3. Thou hast proved my heart; thou hast out of his temple, and my cry came before visited me in the night; thou hast tried me, him, even into his ears. and shalt find nothing: I am purposed that 7. Then the earth shook and trembled; the my mouth shall not transgress.

foundations also of the hills moved and were 4. Concerning the works of men, by the shaken, because he was wroth. word of thy lips I have kept me from the 8. There went up a smoke out of his nospaths of the destroyer.

trils, and fire out of his mouth devoured : 5. Hold up my goings in thy paths, that coals were kindled by it. my footsteps slip not.

9. He bowed the heavens also, and came 6. I have called upon thee; for thou wilt down: and darkness was under his feet. hear me, O God: incline thine ear unto me, || 10. And he rode upon a cherub, and did and hear my speech.

fly; yea, he did fly upon the wings of the wind. 7. Show thy marvellous loving-kindness, | .11. He made darkness his secret place : O thou that savest by thy right hand them | bis pavilion round about him were dark which put their trust in thee from those that waters and thick clouds of the skies. rise up against them.

12. At the brightness that was before him 8. Keep me as the apple of the eye; hide | his thick clouds passed ; hail-stones and coals me under the shadow of thy wings,

of fire. 9. From the wicked that oppress me, from 13. The Lord also thundered in the heamy deadly enemies who compass me about. vens, and the Highest gave his voice; hail

10. They are enclosed in their own fat: stones and coals of fire. with their mouth they speak proudly. I 14. Yea, he sent out his arrows, and scat.

11. They have now compassed us in our tered them; and he shot out lightnings, and steps; they have set their eyes bowing down | discomfited them. to the earth ;

15. Then the channels of waters were

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seen, and the foundations of the world were || not able to rise: they are fallen under my discovered at thy rebuke, O LORD, at the feet. blast of the breath of thy nostrils.

39. For thou hast girded me with strength 16. He sent from above, he took me, he unto the battle: thou hast subdued under drew me out of many waters.

| me those that rose up against me. 17. He delivered me from my strong ene- || 40. Thou hast also given me the necks of my, and from them which hated me: for they mine enemies, that I might destroy them were too strong for me.

that hate me. 18. They prevented me in the day of my | 41. They cried, but there was none to save calamity: but the LORD was my stay. them : even unto the LORD, but he answered

19. He brought me forth also into a large them not. place: he delivered me, because he delighted 42. Then did I beat them small as the dust in me.

before the wind; I did cast them out as the 20. The LORD rewarded me according dirt in the streets. to my righteousness; according to the clean | 43. Thou hast delivered me from the strivness of my hands hath he recompensed me. ings of the people; and thou hast made me

21. For I have kept the ways of the LORD, the head of the heathen: a people whom I and have not wickedly departed from my God. have not known shall serve me.

22. For all his judgments were before me, 44. As soon as they hear of me, they shall and I did not put away his statutes from me. I obey me: the strangers shall submit them

23. I was also upright before him, and I selves unto me. kept myself from mine iniquity.

| 45. The strangers shall fade away, and 24. Therefore hath the LORD recompens- || be afraid out of their close places. ed me according to my righteousness, ac- || 46. The Lord liveth ; and blessed be my cording to the cleanness of my hands in his rock; and let the God of my salvation be eye-sight.

exalted. *25. With the merciful thou wilt show thy- l 47. It is God that avengeth me, and subself merciful; with an upright man thou wilt | dueth the people under me. show thyself upright ; .

48. He delivereth me from mine enemies; 26. With the pure thou wilt show thyself l yea, thou liftest me up above those that pure; and with the froward thou wilt show rise up against me: thou hast delivered me thyself froward.

|| from the violent man. 1, 27. For thou wilt save the afflicted people; | 49. Therefore will I give thanks unto thee, but wilt bring down high looks.

10 LORD, among the heathen, and sing | 23. For thou wilt light my candle; the || praises unto thy name. Lord my God will enlighten my darkness. 50. Great deliverance giveth he to his

29. Fór by thee I have run through a king; and showeth mercy to his anointed, troop; and by my God have I leaped over to David, and to bis seed for evermore. a wall.

PSALM XIX. 30. As for God, his way is perfect: the

I The creatures shew God's glory; 7 the word, his grace. word of the LORD is tried; he is a buckler | To the chief Musician. A Psalm of David. to all those that trust in him.

11. THE heavens declare the glory of 31. For who is God save the LORD? or 1 God: and the firmament showeth who is a rock save our God ?

his handy-work. 32. It is God that girdeth me with strength, 2. Day unto day uttereth speech, and and maketh my way perfect.

night unto night showeth knowledge. 33. He maketh my feet like hinds' feet, ll 3. There is no speech nor language where and setteth me upon my high places.

their voice is not heard. 34. He teacheth my hands to war, so that 4. Their line is gone out through all the a bow of steel is broken by mine arms. earth, and their words to the end of the world.

35. Thou hast also given me the shield | In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun ; of thy salvation: and thy right hand hath 5. Which is as a bridegroom coming out holden me up, and thy gentleness hath made of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man me great,

to run a race. 36. Thou hast enlarged my steps under 6. His going forth is from the end of the me, that my feet did not slip.

heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: 37. I have pursued mine enemies, and || and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof. overtaken them: neither did I turn again till || 7. The law of the LORD is perfect they were consumed.

verting the soul : the testimony of the LORD 38. I have wounded them that they werell is sure, making wise the simple:

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