453 Providence and justice of God. PSALMS.

David's complaint, &c. 6 He has said in his heart, I shall | 7 For the righteous LORD loveth rightpot le moved : for I shall never be in ad- eousness; his countenance doth behold versity,

the upright. 7 His mouth is full of cursing and de

PSAL. XII. ceit and fraud: under his tongue is mis- | 1 David, destitute of human comfort,cravchicf and vanitv.

ethheld of God. 3 Hecomforteth himself 8 He sitteth in the lurking places of the with Goil's judgments on the wicked, and villages : in the secret placesdoth he mur- confidence in Goul's tried promises. der the innocent : his eyes are privily set To the chief Musician upon Sheminith,

A Psalm of David. He lieth in wait secretly as a lion in HEERseth; for the faithful fail from his den : he lieth in wait to catch the poor: he doth catch the poor, when he , among the children of men. draweth him into his net.

2 They speak vanity every one with his 10 He croucheth, and humbleth him- neighbour : with flattering lips and with self, that the poor may fall by his strong a double heart do they speak. ones.

3 The Lord shall cut off all flattering 11 He hath said in his heart, God hath lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud forgotten : he hideth his face; he will things : never see it.

4 Who have said, With our tongue will 12 Arise, O LORD; O God, lift up thine we prevail ; our lips are our own : who hand : forget not the humble.

is lord over us? 13 Wherefore doth the wicked con- 5 For the oppression of the poor, for temn God? he hath said in his heart, the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, Thou wilt not require it.

saith the Lord; I will set him in safety 14 Thou hast seen it ; for thou be-li from him that puffeth at him. holdest mischief and spite, to requite it

6 The words of the LORD are pure with thy hand : the poor committeth words : as silver tried in a furnace of luimself unto thee; thou art the helper of earth, purified seven times. the fatherless.

7 Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, 15 Break thou the arm of the wicked thou shalt preserve them from this geneand the evil man : seek out his wicked- ration for'ever. ness till thou find none.

8 The wicked walk on every side, when 16 The Lord is King for ever and ever: the vilest men are exalted. the heathen are perished out of his land.

PSAL. XIU. '17 LORD, thou hast heard the desire 1 David complaineth of delay in help. 3 of the humble : thou wilt prepare their He prayeth for preventing grace. 5 He heart, thou wilt cause thinc ear to hear: boasteth of divine mercy.

18 To judge the fatherless and the op- To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. pressed, that the man of the earth may no


TOW long wilt thou forget me, O more oppress.

Lord? for ever ? liow long wilt PSAL. XI.

thou hide thy face from me? 1 David encourageth himself in God a- 2 How long shall I take counsel in my

gainst his enemies. 4 The providence soul, having sorrow in my heart daily? and justice of God.

how long shall mine enemy be exalteil To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.

N the LORD put I my trust : how say 3 Consider and hear me, O Lord my IN

ye to my soul, Flee as a bird to your God: lighten mine eyes, lest I sleep the mountain ?

sleep of death ; 2 For lo, the wicked bend their bow, 4 Lest mine enemysay, I have prevailed they make ready their arrow upon the against him ; and those that trouble me string, that they may privily shoot at the rejoice when I am moved. upright in heart.

5 But I have trusted in thy mercy; my 3 If the foundations be destroyed, what heart shall rejoice in thy salvation. Can the righteous do?

6 I will sing unto the Lord, because 4. The Lord is in his holy temple, he hath dealt bountifully with me. the Lord's throne is in heaven : his

PSAL. XIV. eyes behold, his eyelids try the children 1 David describeththe corruption of analof men.

ural man ; 4 convinceth the wicked by 5 The LORD trieth the righteous : but the light of their conscience; 7 glorieth the wicked and him that loveth violence in the salvation of God. his soul hateth.

To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.

'HE snares, fire and brimstone, and an hor- is no God. They are corrupt, they rible tempest: this shall be the portion of havedone abominable works, there is none

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David describetla cilizeu of Lion. PSALMS. His hofle and integrity. 459

2 The Lord looked down from heav- 8 I have set the Lord always before en upon the children of men, to see if me: because he is at my right hand, I there were any that did understand, and shall not be moved. seek God.

9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my 3 They are all gone aside, they are all glory rejoiceth : my flesh also shall rest together become filthy : there is none that in liope. doeth good, no, not one.

10 For thou wilt not leave my soul in 4. Have all the workers of iniquity no hell ; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy knowledge? who eat up my people as they One to see corruption. cat bread, and call not upon the LORD. 11 Thou wilt'shew me the path of

5. There were they in great fear: for life : in thy presence is fulness of joy: God is in the generation of the righteous. at thy right hand there are pleasures for

6 Ye have shamed the counsel of the evermore. poor, because the LORD is his refuge.

PSAL. XVIL 7 O that the salvation of Israel were 1 David, in confidence of his integrity, come out of Zion! when the Lord bring- craveth defence of God against his eneth back the captivity of his people, Jacob · emics. 10 He she weth their pride, shall rejoice, and Israel shall be glad. crufi, and eagerness., 13 He prayeth PSAL. XV.

against them in confidence of his hope. David describeth a citizen of Zion.

A Prayer of David.
A Psalm of David.


unto my cry, give ear unto my nacie? who shall dwell in thy holy hill? prayer, that goeth not out of feigned lips. 2 He that walketh uprightly, and work- 2 Let my sentence come forth from thy eth righteousness, and speaketh the truth ' presence; let thine eyes belield the things in his heart.

that are equal. 3 He that backbiteth not with his 3 Thou hast proved mine heart; thou tongue, nor doeth evil to his neighbour, | hast visited me in the night ; thou hast nor taketh up a reproach against his tried me, and shalt find nothing; I am neighbour.

purposed that my mouth shall not transIn whose eyes a vile person is con- gress. temned ; but he honoureth them that fear 4 Concerning the works of men, by tho the Lord. He that sweareth to his own word of thy lips I have kept me from the hurt, and changeth not.

paths of the destroyer. 5 He that puttcih not out his money 5 Hold up my goings in thy paths, to usury, nor taketh reward against the that my footsteps slip not

. innocent. He that doeth these things shall 6 I have called upon thee, for thou wilç never be moved.

hear me, () God: incline thine ear unto PSAL. XVI.

me, and hear my speech. 1 David, in distrust of merits, and hatred 7 Shew thy marvellous loving-kindness,

of idolatry, fleeth to God for preserva- 0 thou that savest by thy right hand tion. 5 He sheweth the hope of his them which put their trust in thee from calling, of the resurrection, and life ev- those that rise up against them. crlasting:

8 Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide Michtam cf David.

me under the shadow of thy wings, PRE RESERVE me, O God: for in thee 9 From the wicked that oppress me, do I put my trust.

from my deadly enemies, who compass 2 O my soul, thou hast said unto the me about. LORD, Thou art my Lord : my goodness 10 They are enclosed in their own fat: crtendeth not to thee;

with their mouth they speak proudly. 3 But to the saints that are in the earth, 11 They have now compassed us in our and to the excellent, in whom is all my steps; they have set their eyes bowing delight

down to the earth; 4 Their sorrows shall be multiplied that 12 Like as a lion that is greedy of his hasten after another god : their drink-of- i prey, and as it were a young lion lurking ferings of blond will I not offer, nor take in secret places. up their names into my lips.

13 Arise, O LORD, disappoint him; 5 The LORD is the portion of mine cast him down: deliver my soul from the inheritance and of my cup: thou main- wicked, which is thy sword : tainest my lot.

14 From men which are thy hand, O 6 The lines are fallen unto me in Lord, from men of the world, which pleasant places ; yea, I have a goodly have their portion in this life, and whose lieritage.

belly thou fillest with thy hid treasure : 7 I will bless the LOND, who hath they are full of children, and leave the given me counsel: my reins also instruct rest of their substance to their babes. me in the night seasons..

15 As for me, I will behold thy face in

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460 David praiseth God for PSALMS.

his manifold blessings. righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I 20 The LORD rewarded me according awake, with thy likeness.

to my righteousness; according to the PSAL. XVIII.

cleanness of my hands hath he recomDavid praiseth God for his manifold and pensed me. marvellous blessings.

21 For I have kept the ways of the To the chief Musician, A Psalm of Da- Lord, and have not wickedly departed

vid, the servant of the Lord, who spake from my God. unto the LORD the words of this song 22 For all his judgments were before in the day that the LORD delivered him me, and I did not put away his statutes from the hand of all his enemies, and from me. from the hand of Saul: And he said, 23 I was also upright before him, and 2 The is my rock, and my

24 Therefore hath the Lord recomfortress, and my deliverer; my God, my pensed me according to my rightecusness, strength, in whom I will trust; my according to the cleanness of my hands in buckler, and the horn of my saivation, his eyesight. and my high tower.

25 With the merciful thou wilt shew 3 I will call upon the Lord, who is thyself merciful ; with an upright man worthy to be praised : so shall I be saved thou wilt shew thyself upright; from mine enemies.

26 With the pure thou wilt shew tlıy4 The sorrows of death compassed me, self pure ; and with the froward thou and the floods of ungodly men made me wilt shew thyself froward. afraid.

27 For thou wilt save the afflicted peo5 The sorrows of hell compassed me ple; but wilt bring down high looks. about: the snares of death prevented me. 28 For thou wilt light my candle :

6 In my distress I called upon the LORD, the Lord my God will enlighten my and cried unto my God:

darkness. voice out of his temple, and my cry came

29 For by thee I have run through a before him, even into his ears.

troop ; and by my God hare I leaped 7 Then the earth shook and trembled ; over a wall. the foundations also of the hills moved 30 As for God, liis way is perfect : the and were shaken, because he was wroth. word of the LORD is tried : he is a

8 There went up a smoke out of his buckler to all those that trust in him. nostrils, and fire out of his mouth de- 31 For who is God save the LORD? or voured: coals were kindled by it.

who is a rock save our God? 9 He bowed the heavens also, and came 32 It is God that girdeth me with down: and darkness was under his feet. strength, and maketh my way perfect.

10 And he rode upon a cherub, and 33 He maketh my fcet like hinds fict, did fly : yea, he did fly upon the wings and setteth me upon my high places. of the wind.

34 He tcacheth my hands to war, so that 11 He made darkness his secret place; a bow of steel is brcken by mine arms. 'his pavilion round about liim quere dark 35 Thou hast also given me the shield waters and thick clouds of the skies. of thy salvation : and thy right hand hath

12, at the brightness that was before nolien me up, and thy gentleness hath him his thick clouds passeil, hail siones

made me great. and coals of fire.

36 Thou hast enlarged my steps under 13 The LORD also thuntered in the me, that my feet did not slip. 'heavens, and the Highest gave his voice; 37 I have pursued mine enemies, and hail stones and coals of fire.

overtaken them: neither did I turn again 14 Yea, he sent out his arrows, and till they were consumed. scattered them ; and he shot out light- 38 I have wounded them that they nings, and discomfited them.

were not able to rise : they are fallen un15 Then the channels of waters were der my feet. seen, and the foundations of the world 39 For thou hast girded me with were discovered at thy rebuke, O LORD, strength unto battle : thou hast subdued at the blast of the breath of thy nostrils. under me those that rose up against me.

16 He sent from above, he took me, he 40 Thou hast also given me the necks drew me out of many waters.

of mine enemies; that I might destroy 17 He delirered me from my strong | them that hate me. enemy, and froin them which hated me : 41 They cried, but there was none to for they were too strong for me.

save them : even unto the LORD, but he 18 They prevented me in the day of my answered them not. calamity : but the LORD was my stay. 42 Then did I beat them small as the

19 He brought me forth also into a dust before the wind : I did cast them large place; he delivered me, because he cut as the dirt in the streets. delighted in me.

43 Thou hast delivered me from the

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The creatures shew God's glory. PSALMS. Church's confidence in God. 461 strivings of the people ; and thou hast 13 Keep back thy servant also from made me the head of the heathen : a presumptuous sins ; let them not have people whom I have not known shall clominion over me : then shall I be up

right, and I shall be innocent from the 44 As soon as they hear of me, they | great transgression, shall obey me: the sti'angers shall submit 14 Let the words of my mouth, and themselves unto me.

the meditation of my heart, be accepta45 The strangers shall fade away, and ble in thy sight, () Lord, my strength, be afraid out of their close places.

and my redeemer. 46 The Lord liveth ; and blessed be

PSAL. XX. my rock; and let the God of my salva- | 1 The church blesscth the king in his extion be exalted.

ploits. 7 Her confidence in God's succour. 47 It is God that avengeth me, and To the chief Musician, APsalm of David. subdueth the poople under me.

'HE Lord hear thee in the day of 48 He delivereth me from mine enemies: yea, thou liftest me up above those Jacob defend thee. that rise up aguinst me: thou hast deliv- 2 Send thee help from the sanctuary, cred ine from the violent man.

and strengthen thee out of Zing. 49 Therefore will I give thanks unto 3 Remember all thy offerings, and acthce, O) LORD, among the heathen, and cept thy burnt-sacrilice. Seial. sing praises unto thy name.

4 Grant thee according to thine own 50 Great deliverance giveth le to his heart, and fulfil all thy counsel. king ; and sheweth mercy to his an- 5 We will rejoice in thy salvation, omtell, to Davidl, and to his seed for and in the name of our God we will set

op our banners : the LORD fulfil all thy PSAL. XIX.

petitions. 1 The creature's shew God's glory ; 7 6 Now know I that the LORD saveth the evord, lis grace. 12 David prayeth his anointed; he will hear him from his

holy heaven with the saving strength of To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. his right hand. THE HE hearens declare the glory of 7 Some trust in chariots, and some in

God; and the firmament sheweth horses: but we will remember the name his handy work.

of the LORD our Gocl. 2 Day unto day uttereth speech, and 8 They are brought down and fallen : night unto night sheweth knowledge. but we are risen, and stand upright.

3 There is no speech nor language, 9 Save, LORD: let the king hear us chere their voice is not heard.

when we call. 4 Their line is gone out through all

PSAL, TXT the carth, and their words to the end of 1 A thanksgiving for victory. 7 Confithe world. In them hath he set a taber

dance of further success. nacle for the sun,

To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. 5 Which is as a bridegroom coming


'HE king shali joy in thy strength, at of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a O LORD; and in thy salvation how stroog man to run a race.

greatly shall he rejoice! 6 His going forth is from the end of 2 Thou hast given him his heart's dcthe heaven, and his circuit unto the ends sire, and hast not witholden the request of it: and there is nothing hid from the of his lips. Sclah. heat thereof.

3 For thou preventest him with the 7 The law of the Lord is perfect, con- blessings of gulness : thou settest a verting the soul : the testiniony of the crown of pure geld on his head. Lord

is sure, making wise the simple. 4 lle asked life of thee, and thou garest 3. The statutes of the LORD are right, it him, even length of days for ever and rejcicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the 5 His glory is great in thy salvation : cycs.

honour and majesty last thou laid upon 9 The fear of the Lord is clean, endur- | him. ing for ever: the judgments of the LORD 6 For thou hast made him most blessed ure true and righteous altogether. for ever: thou hast made him exceeding

10 More to be clesired are they than glad with thy countenance: gild, yea, than much fine gold : sweeter 7 For the king trustet in the LORD, also than honey and the honey-comb. and through the mercy of the Most High

11 Moreover, by them is thy servant he shall not be moved. warned: and in keeping of thein there is 8 Thine hand shall find out all thinc great reward.

enemies: thy right hand shall find out 12 Who can understand liis errors ? those that hire thee. Cleanse thou me from secret faults.

9 Thou shalt make them as a fiery


462 David's prayer in distress. PSALMS. His confidence in God's grace. oven in the time of thine anger : the assembly of the wicked have enclosed me: Lord shall swallow them up in his wrath, they pierced my hands and my feet. and the fire shall devour them.

17 I

may tell all my bones: they look 10 Their fruit shalt thou destroy from and stare upon me. the earth, and their seed from among the 18 They part my garments among children of men.

them, and cast lots upon my vesturc. 11 For they intended evil against thee: 19 But be not thou far from me, O they imagined a mischievous device, | LORD: O my strength, haste thee to which they are not able to perform. help me.

12 Therefore shalt thou make them 20 Deliver my soul from the sword; my turn their back, when thou shalt make darling from the power of the dog. ready thine arrows upon thy strings a- 21 Save me fiom the lion's mouth : gainst the face of them.

for thou hast heard me from the horns of 13 Be thou exalted, LORD, in thine the unicorns. own strength : so will we sing and praise 22 I will declare thy name unto my thy power:

brethren : in the midst of the congregaPSAL. XXII.

tion will I praise thee. 1 David complaineth in great discour- 23 Ye that fear the LORD, praise him ;

agement. 9 He prayeth in great dis- all ye the seed of Jacob, glorify him; and tress. 23 He praiseth God.

fear him, all ye the seed of Israel. To the chief Musician upon Aijeleth 24 For he hath not despised nor ab

Shahar, A Psalm of David. horred the affliction of the afflicted; nei

Y God, my God, why: hast thou ther hath he hid his face from him ; but fronı helping me, and from the words of 25 My praise shall be of thee in the my roaring?

great congregation : I will pay my vows 2 () my God, I cry in the day-time, before them that fear him. but thou hearest not; and in the night 26 The meek shall eat and be satisseason, and am not silent.

fied: they shall praise the LORD that seek S But thou art holy, O thou that inhab- him: your heart shall live for ever. itest the praises of Israel.

27 All the ends of the world shall re4 Our fathers trusterl in thee : they member and turn unto the LORD : and trusted, and thou didst deliver them. all the kindreds of the nations shall wor

5 They cried unto thce, and were deliv- ship before thee. cred : they trustcd in thee, and were not 28 For the kingdom is the Lord's : and confounded.

he is the governor among the nations. 6 But I am a worm, and no man; a 29 All they that be fat upon earth reproach of men, and despised of the shall cat and worship: all they that go people.

down to the dust shall bow before him : 7. All they that sec me laugh me to and none can keep alive his own soul. scorn: they shoot out the lip, they shake 30 A seed shall serve him ; it shall be the head, saying,

accounted to the Lord for a generation. 8 lle trusted on the Lord that he 31 They shall coine, and shall declare would deliver him: let him deliver him, lis righteousness unto a people that shall seeing he delighted in him.

be born, that he hath done this. 9 But thou art he that took me out

PSAL. XXIII. of the womb : thou didst make me hope David's confidence in God's grace. ochen I was upon my mother's breasts.

A Psalm of David. 10 I was cast upon thee from the "HE Lord is my shepherd; I shall womb) : thou art my God from my

not want. inother's bclly.

2 He maketh me to lie down in green 11 Be not far from me ; for trouble is pastures: lie leadeth me beside the still near; for there is none to help.

waters. 12 Many bulls have compassed me : 3 He restoreth my soul : he leadeth sirong bulls of Bashan have beset me round. me in the paths of righteousness for his

13 They gaped upon me with their name's sake. mouths, as a ravening and a roaring lion. 4. Yea, though I walk through the val

14 I am poured ont like water, and all ler of the shadow of death, I will fear no my bones are out of joint: my heart is evil : for thou art with me; thy rod and like wax; it is melted in the midst of my thy staff they comfort ine. bowels.

5 Thou preparest a table before me in 15 My strength is dried up like a pot- the presence of mine enemies : tim ansherd ; and my tongue cleaveth to my cintest my head with oil; my cup runjaws, and thou hast brought me into the neth over. Clust of death.

6 Surely goodness and mercy shall fol16 For dogs have compassed me : the il low me at the days of my life: and I


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