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· PSALM CXXV.
2. For thou shalt eat the labour of thy 1 'The safety of such as trust in God. 4 A prayer for the godly. || hands: happy shalt thou be, and it shall be
A Song of Degrees, 1. THEY that trust in the LORD shall be
well with thee. 1 as mount Zion, which cannot be re
3. Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by | movcd, but abideth for ever.
| the sides of thy house: thy children like 2. As the mountains are round about
olive-plants round about thy table. Jerusalem, so the Lord is round about his
4. Behold, that thus shall the man be people from henceforth, even for ever.
blessed that feareth the Lord. 3. For the rod of the wicked shall not
5. The LORD shall bless thee out of Zion: rest upon the lot of the righteous; lest the land thou shalt see the good of Jerusalem righteous put forth their hands unto iniquity.
all the days of thy life. 4. Do good, O LORD, unto those that be
6. Yea, thou shalt see thy children's chiland to them that are upright in their dren, and peace upon Israel. hearts.
An exhortation to praise God for saving Israel in their 5. As for such as turn aside unto their
great afflictions. crooked ways, the Lord shall lead them
A Song of Degrees. lorth with the workers of iniquity: but peace |1. M ANY a time have they afflicted me shall be upon Israel.
M from my youth, may Israel now say: PSALM CXXVI.
2. Many a time have they afflicted me The church celebrateth her incredible return out of captivity. ||
from my youth: yet they have not prevailed - A Song of Degrees.
against me. HEN the LORD turned again the | 3. The ploughers ploughed upon my W captivity of Zion, we were like back; they made long their furrows. . them that dream.
| 4. The LORD is righteous: he hath cut 2. Then was our mouth filled with laugh- asunder the cords of the wicked. ter, and our tongue with singing: then said | 5. Let them all be confounded and turnthey among the heathen, The Lord hath ed back that hate Zion: done great things for them.
6. Let them be as the grass upon the 3. The Lord hath done great things for house-tops, which withereth afore it growus, whereof we are glad.
eth up; 4. Turn again our captivity, O LORD, 7. Wherewith the mower filleth not his as the streams in the south.
* hand; nor he that bindeth sheaves,his bosom. 7 5. They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. 8. Neither do they which go by say, The il 6. He that goeth forth and weepeth, bear- blessing of the LORD be upon you: we bless
ing precious Seed, shall, doubtless, come l you in the name of the Lord. again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves
PSALM CXXX. with him.
The Psalmist professeth his hope in prayer.
A Song of Degrees.
UT of the depths have I cried unto A Song of Degrees (or Solomon.
thee, O LORD. 1. EXCEPT the Lord build the house, 2. LORD, hear my voice; let thine ears be
U they labour in vain that build it: ex. attentive to the voice of my supplications. cept the Lord keep the city, the watch. 3. If thou, LORD, shouldest mark iniquiman waketh but in vain.
ties, O LORD, who shall stand ? 2. It is vain for you to rise up early, to 4. But there is forgiveness with thee, that sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for thou mayest be feared. so he giveth his beloved sleep.
5. I wait for the LORD, my soul doth 3. Lo, children are a heritage of the wait, and in his word do I hope. LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his 6. My soul waiteth for the Lord more reward.
than they that watch for the morning; I say, 4. As arrows are in the hand of a mighty | more than they that watch for the morning. man: so are children of the youth.
7. Let Israel hope in the LORD : for with 5. Happy is the man that hath his quiver | the LORD there is mercy, and with him is full of them: they shall not be ashamed, plenteous redemption. but they shall speak with the enemies in 8. And he shall redeem Israel from all the gate.
| his iniquities. PSALM CXXVIII.
PSALM CXXXI. The sundry blessings which follow them that fear God. || David professing his humility, exhorleth Israel to hope in God. A Song of Degrees.
A Song of Degrees of David. 1. DLESSED is every one that feareth || 1. 1 ORD, my heart is not haughty, nor
D the LORD; that walketh in his ways. I la mine eyes lofty: neither do I exer
nacle of my not give lids,
cise myself in great matters, or in things too || 3. As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew high for me.
that descended upon the mountains of Zion: 2. Surely I have behaved and quieted | for there the LORD commanded the blessmyself, as a child that is weaned of his mo-ing, even life for evermore. ther: my soul is even as a weaned child.
PSALM CXXXIV. 3. Let Israel hope in the LORD, from
An exhortation to bless God. henceforth and for ever.
A Song of Degrees.
1. DEHOLD, bless ye the LORD, all ye David's prayer at lhe removing of the ark.
D servants of the LORD, which by , A Song of Degrees.
. || night stand in the house of the LORD. 1. T ORD, remember David, and all his 2. Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, afflictions;
and bless the LORD. 2. How he sware unto the LORD, and || 3. The LORD, that made heaven and vowed unto the mighty God of Jacob; ll earth, bless thee out of Zion. 3. Surely I will not come into the taber
PSALM CXXXV. nacle of my house, nor go up into my bed; || An exhorlation to praise God for his mercy and for his
4. I will not give sleep to mine eyes, or || 1. D RAISE ve the LORD. Praise ye the slumber to mine eyelids,
I T 5. Until I find out a place for the LORD,
name of the LORD; praise him, Oye a habitation for the mighty God of Jacob.
| servants of the LORD. 6. Lo, we heard of it at Ephratah; we
| 2. Ye that stand in the house of the LORD, found it in the fields of the wood.
in the courts of the house of our God, 7. We will go into his tabernacles; we
3. Praise the Lord; for the LORD is good: will worship at his footstool.
sing praises unto his name; for it is pleasant.
4. For the Lord hath chosen Jacob unto 8. Arise, O LORD, into thy rest; thou and
himself, and Israel for his peculiar treasure. the ark of thy strength. 9. Let thy priests be clothed with righ- L
5. For I know that the Lord is great, and teousness; and let thy saints shout for joy. 10. For thy servant David's sake turn not
6. Whatsoever the Lord pleased, that did away the face of thine anointed.
| he in heaven, and in earth, in the seas, and 11. The Lord hath sworn in truth unto
all deep places. David, he will not turn from it, Of the fruit
7. He causeththe vapours to ascend from
the ends of the earth: he maketh lightnings of thy body will I set upon thy throne. 12. If thy children will keep my covenant,
for the rain : he bringeth the wind out of his and my testimony that I shall teach them,
treasuries. their children also shall sit upon thy throne
8. Who smote the first-born of Egypt, for evermore.
both of man and beast. 13. For the Lord hath chosen Zion: he
9. Who sent tokens and wonders into the hath desired it for his habitation.
midst of thee, O Egypt, upon Pharoah, and 14. This is my rest for ever: here will I
upon all his servants. dwell; for I have desired it.
10. Who smote great nations, and slew 15. I will abundantly bless her provision: mig
antly bless her provision. || mighty kings; 1 will satisfy her poor with bread.
11. Sihon king of the Amorites, and Og 16. I will also clothe her priests with
ith | king of Bashan, and all the kingdoms of salvation; and her saints shall shout aloud
12. And gave their land for a heritage, for joy. 17. There will I make the horn of David | a
a heritage unto Israel his people. to bud : I have ordained a lamp for mine
| 13. Thy name, O Lord, endureth for anointed.
| ever ; and thy memorial, O LORD, through18. His enemies will I clothe with shame;
out all generations. but upon himself shall his crown flourish.
14. For the LORD will judge his people,
and he will repent himself concerning his PSALM CXXXIII.
15. The idols of the heathen are silver 1. DEHOLD, how good and how plea- || and gold, the work of men's hands.
D sant it is for brethren to dwell to- | 16. They have mouths, but they speak gether in unity!
not; eyes have they, but they see not ; 2. It is like the precious ointment upon 17. They have ears, but they hear not; the head, that ran down upon the beard, neither is there any breath in their mouths. even Aaron's beard; that went down to the 18. They that make them are like unto skirts of his garments;
ll them: so is every one that trusteth in them.
hout praise ye |
19. Bless the LORD, O house of Israel : j1 24. And hath redeemed us from our enebless the LORD, O house of Aaron: mies: for his mercy endureth for ever.
20. Bless the LORD, O house of Levi: 25. Who giveth food to all flesh: for his ye that fear the LORD, bless the LORD. mercy endureth for ever.
21. Blessed be the LORD out of Zion, 26.0 give thanks unto the God of heaven: which dwelleth at Jerusalem. Praise ye for his mercy endureth for ever. the LORD.
The constancy of the Jews in captivity. An erkortation to give thanks to God for particular mercies. || 1. B Y the rivers of Babylon there we sat 1. n GIVE thanks unto the LORD; for
D down; yea, we wept, when we rehe is good: for his mercy endureth membered Zion. for ever.
|| 2. We hanged our harps upon the wil2. O give thanks unto the God of gods: 0
ds. | lows in the midst thereof. for his mercy endureth for ever.
3. For there they that carried us away 3 O give thanks to the Lord of lords: captive required of us a song; an for his mercy endureth for ever.
that wasted us required of us mirth, saying, 4. To him who alone doeth great woning us
Sing us one of the songs of Zion. ders: for his mercy endureth for ever.
4. How shall we sing the LORD's song in 5. To him that by wisdom made the I a strange land? heavens: for his mercy endureth for ever.
5. If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my 6. To him that stretched out the earth right hand forget her cunning. above the waters: for his mercy endureth L.
reth 6. If I do not remember thee, let my for ever.
tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth; if 7. To him that made great lights: for
I prefer not Jerusalem above my chief joy. his mercy endureth for ever:
7. Remember, O Lord, the children of 8. The sun to rule by day: for his mercy
Edom in the day of Jerusalem ; who said, endureth for ever:
Rase it,rase it, even to the foundation thereof. 9. The moon and stars to rule by night:
8. O daughter of Babylon, who art to be for his mercy endureth for ever.
destroyed; happy shall he be that rewardeth 10. To him that smote Egypt in their first
thee as thou hast served us. born: for his inercy endureth for ever :
9. Happy shall he be that taketh and 11. And brought out Israel from among
dasheth thy little ones against the stones. them: for his mercy endureth for ever:
David praiseth God for the truth of his word. 12. With a strong hand, and with a
A Psalm of David.. stretched-out arm: for his mercy endureth | 1. T WILL praise thee with my whole for ever.
I heart; before the gods will I sing 13. To him which divided the Red Sea praise unto thee. into parts: for his mercy endureth for ever : 2. I will worship towards thy holy temple,
14. And made Israel to pass through the and praise thy name for thy loving-kindmidst of it: for his mercy endureth for ever: ness, and for thy truth: for thou hast mag
15. But overthrew Pharaoh and his host nified thy word above all thy name. in the Red Sea : for his mercy endureih | 3. In the day, when I cried thou anfor ever.
sweredst me, and strengthenedst me with 16. To him which led his people through strength in my soul. the wilderness : for his mercy endureth for 4. All the kings of the earth shall praise ever.
thee, O LORD, when they hear the words 17. To him which smote great kings: for of thy mouth. his mercy endureth for ever:
5. Yea, they shall sing in the ways of 18. And slew famous kings: for his mercy the LORD: for great is the glory of the LORD, endureth for ever:
6. Though the Lord be high, yet hath he 19. Sihon king of the Amorites : for his respect unto the lowly: but the proud he mercy endureth for ever:
knoweth afar off. 20. And Og the king of Bashan : for his 7. Though I walk in the midst of trouble, mercy endureth for ever:
thou wilt revive me; thou shalt stretch forth 21. And gave their land for a heritage: thy hand against the wrath of mine enemies, for his mercy endureth for ever:
and thy right hand shall save me. 22. Even a heritage unto Israel his ser. 8. The LORD will perfect that which vant: for his mercy endureth for ever. concerneth me: thy mercy, O LORD, en
23. Who remembered us in our low es dureth for ever: forsake not the works of tate: for his mercy endureth for ever: I thine own hands.
23. Search me, O God, and know my David praiseth God for his all-seeing proridence. || heart; try me, and know my thoughts; To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.
24. And see if there be any wicked way 1. n LORD, thou hast searched me, and in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. ; U known me.
PSALM CXL. 2. Thou knowest my down-sitting and | David prayeth to be delivered from Saul and Doeg. mine up-rising; thou understandest my To the chief Musician. A Psalm of David. thought afar off.
NELIVER me, O LORD, from the evil 3. Thou compassest my path and my lying 1 man: preserve me from the violent down, and art acquainted with all my ways: || man;
4. For there is not a word in my tongue, 2. Which imagine mischiess in their heart: but, lo, O Lord, thou knowest it altogether. | continually are they gathered together for
5. Thou hast beset me behind and before, I war. and laid thy hand upon me.”
3. They have sharpened their tongues 6. Such knowledge is too wonderful for || like a serpent; adders' poison is under their me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it. || lips. Selah.
7. Whither shall I go from thy Spirit ? or || 4. Keep me, O LORD, from the hands whither shall I flee from thy presence ? | || of the wicked; preserve me from the violent
8. If I ascend up into heaven, thou art man, who have purposed to overthrow my there; If I make my bed in hell, behold, || goings. . thou art there.
5. The proud have hid a snare for me, 9. If I take the wings of the morning, and cords: they have spread a net by the and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;|| way-side: they have set gins for me. Selah.
10. Even there shall thy hand lead me, 16. I said unto the Lord, Thou art my and thy right hand shall hold me.
God: hear the voice of my supplications, O 11. If I say, Surely the darkness shall || LORD. cover me; even the night shall be light || 7. O God the Lord, the strength of about me.
|| my salvation; thou hast covered my head 12. Yea, the darkness hideth not from | in the day of battle. thee; but the night shineth as the day: the 8. Grant not, O LORD, the desires of the darkness and the light are both alike to thee. wicked; further not his wicked device, lest
13. For thou hast possessed my reins: || they exalt themselves. Selah. thou hast covered me in my mother's womb. l 9. As for the head of those that compass
14. I will praise thee; for I am fearfully me about, let the mischief of their own lips and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy || cover them. works; and that my soul knoweth right well. | 10. Let burning coals fall upon them: let
15. My substance was not hid from thee, || them be cast into the fire; into deep pits, when I was made in secret, and curiously that they rise not up again. wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. 11. Let not an evil speaker be established
16. Thine eyes did see my substance, yet in the earth: evil shall hunt the violent man being imperfect; and in thy book all my | to overthrow him. members were written, which in continuance 12. I know that the LORD will maintain were fashioned, when as yet there was none | the cause of the afflicted, and the right of of them.
the poor. 17. How precious also are thy thoughts 13. Surely the righteous shall give thanks unto me, O God! how great is the sum of unto thy name; the upright shall dwell in them!
|| thy presence. 18. If I should count them, they are more
PSALM CXLI. in number than the sand: when I awake, David prayeth that his suit may be acceptable to God. I am still with thee.
A Psalm of David. 19. Surely thou wilt slay the wicked, 0 || 1. T ORD, I cry unto thee: make baste God: depart from me, therefore, ye bloody | 1 unto me; give ear unto my voice,
|| when I cry unto thee. 20. Forthey speak against thee wickedly, 2. Let my prayer be set forth before thee and thine enemies take thy name in vain. Il as incense, and the lifting up of my hands
21. Do not I hate them, O LORD, that || as the evening sacrifice. hate thee? and am not I grieved with those 3. Set a watch, O LORD, before my | that rise up against thee?
| mouth; keep the door of my lips. 22. I hate them with perfect hatred; IL 4. Incline not my heart to any evil thing, ) count them mine enemies.
to practise wicked works with men that
work iniquity: and let me not eat of their || 5. I remember the days of old; I medidainties.
tate on all thy works: I muse on the work 5. Let the righteous smite me; it shall be of thy hands. a kindness: and let him reprove me; it shall || 6. I stretch forth my hands unto thee: be an excellent oil, which shall not break my my soul thirsteth after thee, as a thirsty head: for yet my prayer also shall be in their || land. Selah. calamities.
7. Hear me speedily, O LORD; my spirit 6. When their judges are overthrown in faileth: hide not thy face liom me, lest I be stony places, they shall hear my words; for like unto them that go down into the pit. they are sweet.
8. Cause me to hear thy loving-kindness 7. Our bones are scattered at the grave's in the morning; for in thee do I trust: cause mouth, as when one cutteth and cleaveth me to know the way wherein I should walk; wood upon the earth.
for I lift up my soul unto thee. 8. But mine eyes are unto thee, O GOD 9. Deliver me, O Lord, from mine enethe LORD: in thee is my trust, leave not my mies: I fly unto thee to hide me. soul destitute.
10. Teach me to do thy will; for thou 9. Keep me from the snare which they art my God: thy Spirit is good ; lead mei have laid for me, and the gins of the workers into the land of uprightness. of iniquity.
11. Quicken me, O LORD, for thy name's 10. Let the wicked fall into their own sake: for thy righteousness' sake bring my nets, whilst that I withal escape.
soul out of trouble. PSALM CXLII.
12. And of thy mercy cut off mine eneDavid showeth that all his comfort was in prayer unto God. mies, and destroy all them that afflict my
Maschil of David ; a prayer when he was in the cave. 1. I CRIED unto the LORD with my
soul: for I am thy servant. | voice: with my voice unto the LORD
· PSALM CXLIV. did I make my supplication.
David blesseth God for his mercy both to him and to man.
A Psalm of David. 2. I poured out my complaint before him: | 1. DLESSED be the LORD my strength, I showed, before him my trouble.
D which teacheth my hands to war, 3. When my spirit was overwhelmed and my fingers to fight: within me, then thou knewest my path: in
| 2. My goodness, and my fortress; my high the way wherein I walked have they privily | tower and my deliverer: my shield, and he laid a snare for me.
in whom I trust; who subdueth my people 4. I looked on my right hand, and beheld, || under me. but there was no man that would know me:
3. LORD, what is man, that thou takest refuge failed me; no man cared for my soul. I knowledge of him? or the son of man, that 5. I cried unto thee, O Lord: I said,
1. said, || thou makest account of him ? Thou art my refuge, and my portion in the 4. Man is like to vanity: his days are as land of the living.
| a shadow that passeth away. 6. Attend unto my cry; for I am brought || 5. Bow thy heavens, O LORD, and come very low : deliver me from my persecutors: | down: touch the mountains, and they shall for they are stronger than I.
smoke. 7. Bring my soul out of prison, that I ||
6. Cast forth lightning, and scatter them : may praise thy, name: the righteous shall shoot out thine arrows, and destroy them. compass me about; for thou shalt deal | 7. Send thy hand from above; rid me, bountifully with me.
and deliver me out of great waters, from the PSALM CXLIII.
| hand of strange children; David strengtheneth his faith by meditation and prayer. A Psalm of David.
8. Whose mouth speaketh vanity; and 1. LTEAR my prayer, O LORD; give ear their right hand is a right hand of falsehood.
11 to my supplications: in thy faithful- | 9. I will sing a new song unto thee, O God: ness answer me, and in thy righteousness. | upon a psaltery, and an instrument of ten
2. And enter not into judgment with thy || strings, will I sing praises unto thee. servant: for in thy sight shall no man living || 10. It is he that giveth salvation untokings: be justified.
| who delivereth David his servant from the 3. For the enemy hath persecuted my | hurtful sword. soul; he hath smitten my life down to the 11. Rid me, and deliver me from the hand ground: he hath made me to dwell in dark- of strange children, whose mouth speaketh ness, as those that have been long dead. vanity, and their right hand is a right hand
4. Therefore is my spirit overwhelmed of falsehood : within me: my heart within me is desolate. l 12. That our sons may be as plants grown