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Israel : bless the LORD, O house of Aaron:

20 Bless the LORD, O house of Levi: ye that fear the LORD, bless the Lord.

21 Blessed be the LORD out of Zion, which dwelleth at Jerusalem. Praise ye the LORD.

PSALM CXXXVI.

cob unto himself, and Israel for his peculiar treasure.

5 For I know that the Lord is great, and that our Lord is above all gods.

6 Whatsoever the LORD pleased, that did he in heaven, and in earth, in the seas, and all deep places.

7 He causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth; he maketh lightnings for the rain ; he bringeth the wind out of his treasuries.

8 Who smote the firstborn of Egypt, both of man and beast.

9 Who sent tokens and wonders into the midst of thee, O Egypt, upon Pharaoh, and upon all his servants.

10 Who smote great nations, and slew mighty kings;

11 Sihon king of the Amorites, and Og king of Bashan, and all the kingdoms of Canaan :

12 And gave their land for an heritage, an heritage unto Israel his people.

13 Thy name, O LORD, endureth for ever; and thy memorial, O LORD, throughout all generations.

14 For the LORD will judge his people, and he will repent himself concerning his servants.

15 The idols of the heathen are silver and gold, the work of men's hands.

16 They have mouths, but they speak not; eyes have they, but they see not;

17 They have ears, but they hear not; neither is there any breath in their mouths.

18 They that make them are like unto them: so is every one that trusteth in them.

19 Bless the LORD, O house of

O Give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good : for his mercy endureth for ever.

20 give thanks unto the God of gods: for his mercy endureth for ever.

30 give thanks to the Lord of lords: for his mercy endureth for ever.

4 To him who alone doeth great wonders : for his mercy endureth for ever.

5 To him that by wisdom made the heavens: for bis mercy endureth for ever.

6 To him that stretched out the earth above the waters : for his mercy endureth for ever.

7 To him that made great lights: for his mercy endureth for ever:

8 The sun to rule by day: for his mercy endureth for ever:

9 The moon and stars to rule by night: for his mercy endureth for ever.

10 To him that smote Egypt in their firstborn : for his mercy endureth for ever:

11 And brought out Israel from among them : for his mercy endureth for ever :

12 With a strong hand, and with a stretched out arm: for his mercy endureth for ever. 13 To him which divided the Red

sea into parts: for his mercy endureth for ever:

14 And made Israel to pass through the midst of it: for his mercy endureth for ever:

15 But overthrew Pharaoh and his host in the Red sea: for his mercy endureth for ever.

16 To him which led his people through the wilderness : for his mercy endureth for ever.

17 To him which smote great kings: for his mercy endureth for ever:

18 And slew famous kings: for his mercy endureth for ever :

19 Sihon king of the Amorites: for his mercy endureth for ever :

20 And Og the king of Bashan : for his mercy endureth for ever:

21 And gave their land for an heritage: for his mercy endureth for ever:

22 Even an heritage unto Israel his servant: for his mercy endureth for ever.

23 Who remembered us in our low estate: for his mercy endureth for ever:

24 And hath redeemed us from our enemies : for his mercy endureth for ever.

25 Who giveth food to all flesh: for his mercy endureth for ever.

26 O give thanks unto the God of heaven: for his mercy endureth for ever.

and they that wasted us required of us mirth, saying, Sing us one of the songs of Zion.

4 How shall we sing the LORD's song in a strange land?

5 If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning.

6 If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth; if I prefer not Jerusalem above my chief joy.

7 Remember, O LORD, the children of Edom in the day of Jerusalem; who said, Rase it, rase it, even to the foundation thereof.

8 O daughter of Babylon, who art to be destroyed; happy shall he be, that rewardeth thee as thou hast served us.

9 Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones.

PSALM CXXXVIII.

A Psalm of David. I Will praise thee with my whole heart : before the gods will I sing praise unto thee.

2 I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth : for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.

3 In the day when I cried thou answeredst me, and strengthenedst me with strength in my soul.

4 All the kings of the earth shall praise thee, O Lord, when they hear the words of thy mouth.

5 Yea, they shall sing in the ways of the LORD: for great is the glory of the LORD.

6 Though the Lord be high, yet. hath he respect unto the lowly: but the proud he knoweth afar off.

PSALM CXXXVII. By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion.

2 We hanged our barps upon the willows in the midst thereof.

3 For there they that carried us away captive required of us a song;

. Though I walk in the midst of | 12 Yea, the darkness hideth not trouble, thou wilt revive me: thou from thee; but the night shineth as shalt stretch forth thine hand a the day: the darkness and the light gainst the wrath of mine enemies, are both alike to thee. and thy right hand shall save me. 13 For thou hast possessed my

8 The LORD will perfect that reins : thou hast covered me in my which concerneth me: thy mercy, mother's womb. O LORD, endureth for ever : forsake 14 I will praise thee; for I am not the works of thine own hands. fearfully and wonderfully made:

marvellous are thy works; and that

my soul knoweth right well. PSALM CXXXIX.

15 My substance was not hid To the chief Musician, A Psalm of

from thee, when I was made in se

cret, and curiously wrought in the David.

lowest parts of the earth. O LORD, thou hast searched me, 16 Thine eyes did see my suband known me.

stance, yet being unperfect; and in 2 Thou knowest my downsitting thy book all my members were writand mine uprising, thou understand ten, which in continuance were faest my thought afar off.

shioned, when as yet there was none 3 Thou compassest my path and of them. my lying down, and art acquainted 17 How precious also are thy with all my ways.

thoughts unto me, O God! how 4 For there is not a word in my great is the sum of them! tongue, but, lo, O Lord, thou know 18 If I should count them, they est it altogether.

are more in number than the sand : 5 Thou hast beset me behind and when I awake, I am still with before, and laid thine hand upon thee. me.

19 Surely thou wilt slay the wick6 Such knowledge is too wonder ed, O God: depart from me thereful for me; it is high, I cannot attain fore, ye bloody men. unto it.

20 For they speak against thee 7 Whither shall I go from thy wickedly, and thine enemies take spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy name in vain. thy presence?

21 Do not I hate them, O LORD, 8 If I ascend up into heaven, that hate thee? and am not I grievthou art there : if I make my bed in ed with those that rise up against hell, behold, thou art there.

thee? 9 If I take the wings of the morn 22 I hate them with perfect ing, and dwell in the uttermost parts hatred : I count them mine eneof the sea;

mies. 10 Even there shall thy hand lead 23 Search me, O God, and know me, and thy right hand shall hold my heart: try me, and know my me.

thoughts: 11 If I say, Surely the darkness 24 And see if there be any wicked shall cover me; even the night shall way in me, and lead me in the way be light about me.

everlasting.

· PSALM CXL.

thanks unto thy name : the upright

shall dwell in thy presence. To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.

PSALM CXLI. DELIVER me, O Lord, from the

A Psalm of David. evil man: preserve me from the violent man;

LORD, I cry unto thee: make 2 Which imagine mischiefs in haste unto me; give ear unto my their heart; continually are they voice, when I cry unto thee. gathered together for war.

2 Let my prayer be set forth be3 They have sharpened their fore thee as incense; and the lifting tongues like a serpent; adders' poi up of my hands as the evening sason is under their lips. Selah. crifice.

4 Keep me, O LORD, from the 3 Set a watch, O LORD, before my hands of the wicked; preserve me mouth; keep the door of my lips. from the violent man; who have 4 Incline not my heart to any evil purposed to overthrow my go thing, to practise wicked works with ings.

men that work iniquity: and let me 5 The proud have hid a snare for not eat of their dainties. me, and cords; they have spread a 5 Let the righteous smite me; it net by the wayside ; they have set shall be a kindness: and let him regins for me. Selah.

prove me; it shall be an excellent 6 I said unto the LORD, Thou art oil, which shall not break my head : my God: hear the voice of my sup for yet my prayer also shall be in plications, O LORD.

their calamities. 70 God the LORD, the strength 6 When their judges are overof my salvation, thou hast covered thrown in stony places, they shall my head in the day of battle.

hear my words; for they are sweet. 8 Grant not, O LORD, the desires 7 Our bones are scattered at the of the wicked : further not his wick grave's mouth, as when one cutteth ed device; lest they exalt themselves. and cleaveth wood upon the earth. Selah.

8 But mine eyes are unto thee, O 9 As for the head of those that God the LORD: in thee is my trust; compass me about, let the mischief leave not my soul destitute. of their own lips cover them.

9 Keep me from the snares which 10 Let burning coals fall upon they have laid for me, and the gins them : let them be cast into the fire; of the workers of iniquity. into deep pits, that they rise not up 10 Let the wicked fall into their again.

own nets, whilst that I withal escape. 11 Let not an evil speaker be established in the earth: evil shall

PSALM CXLII. hunt the violent man to overthrow him.

Maschil of David; A Prayer when 12 I know that the LORD will

he was in the cave. maintain the cause of the afflicted, I Cried unto the LORD with my and the right of the poor.

voice; with my voice unto the 13 Surely the righteous shall give | LORD did I make my supplication.

2 1 poured out my complaint before him; I shewed before him my trouble.

3 When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, then thou knewest my path. In the way wherein I walked have they privily laid a snare for

me.

4 I looked on my right hand, and beheld, but there was no man that would know me: refuge failed me; no man cared for my soul.

5 I cried unto thee, O LORD: I said, Thou art my refuge and my portion in the land of the living.

6 Attend unto my cry; for I am brought very low : deliver me from my persecutors; for they are stronger than I.

7 Bring my soul out of prison, that I may praise thy name: the righteous shall compass me about; for thou shalt deal bountifully with me.

thee: my soul thirsteth after thee, as a thirsty land. Selah.

7 Hear me speedily, O LORD: my spirit faileth: bide not thy face from me, lest I be like unto them that go down into the pit.

8 Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning; for in thee do I trust : cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto thee.

9 Deliver me, O LORD, from mine enemies : I flee unto thee to hide me.

10 Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my God: thy spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness.

11 Quicken me, O LORD, for thy name's sake: for thy righteousness' sake bring my soul out of trouble.

12 And of thy mercy cut off mine enemies, and destroy all them that afflict my soul: for I am thy servant.

PSALM CXLIII.

A Psalm of David. HEAR my prayer, O LORD, give ear to my supplications: in thy faithfulness answer me, and in thy righteousness.

2 And enter not into judgment with thy servant: for in thy sight shall no man living be justified.

3 For the enemy hath persecuted my soul; he hath smitten my life down to the ground; he hath made me to dwell in darkness, as those that have been long dead.

4 Therefore is my spirit overwhelmed within me; my heart within me is desolate.

5 I remember the days of old; I meditate on all thy works; I muse on the work of thy hands.

6 I stretch forth my hands unto

PSALM CXLIV.

A Psalm of David. BLESSED be the LORD my strength, which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight :

2 My goodness, and my fortress; my high tower, and my deliverer ; my shield, and he in whom I trust; who subdueth my people under me.

3 LORD, what is man, that thou takest knowledge of him! or the son of man, that thou makest account of him !

4 Man is like to vanity: his days are as a shadow that passeth away.

5 Bow thy heavens, O LORD, and come down : touch the mountains, and they shall smoke.

6 Cast forth lightning, and scatter them : shoot out thine arrows, and destroy them.

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