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Which dwelleth at Jerusalem.
Praise ye the LORD.

PSALM CXXXVI. 1 O GIVE thanks unto the LORD; for he is good :

For his mercy endureth for ever. 2 O give thanks unto the God of gods :

For his mercy endureth for ever. 3 O 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 his 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 2 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.

1 Heb. for the rulings by day.

2 Heb. shaked off

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PSALM CXXXVII. 1 BY the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down,

Yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion.
2 We hanged our harps upon the willows in the midst thereof.
3 For there they that carried us away captive required of us 'a song;

And they that a wasted us required of us mirth,
Saying, Sing us one of the songs of Zion,
How shall we sing the Lord's song

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 4 my chief joy. 7 Remember, O Lord, the children of Edom

In the day of Jerusalem ;
Who said, 5 Rase it,

Rase it, even to the foundation thereof.
8 O daughter of Babylon, who art to be destroyed ;

Happy shall he be, 1 that rewardeth thee

As thou hast served us. 9 Happy shall he be, That taketh and dasheth thy little ones against 8 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:

is the glory of the LORD. Though the Lord be high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly: But the proud he knoweth afar off. 7 Though I walk in the midst of trouble, thou wilt revive me:

Thou shalt stretch forth thine hand against the wrath of mine enemies,

And thy right hand shall save me.
8 The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me:

Thy mercy, o Lord, endureth for ever :
Forsake not the works of thine own hands.

PSALM CXXXIX.

To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. O LORD, thou hast searched me, and known me. 2 Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising,

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Thou understandest my thought afar off. 3 Thou 9 compassest my path and my lying down,

And art acquainted with all my ways.

1 Heb. the words of a song.
2 Heb. laid us on heaps.
3 Heb. land of a stranger?
4 Heb. the head of my joy.
5 Heb. Make bare.

6 Heb. wasted.
7 Heb. that recompenseth unto thee thy deed

which thou didst to us.
8 Heb. the rock.
9 Or, winnowest.

4 For there is not a word in my tongue,

But, lo, O Lord, thou knowest it altogether. 5 Thou hast beset me behind and before,

And laid thine hand upon me. 6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;

It is high, I cannot attain unto it. 7 Whither shall I go from thy spirit ?

Or whither shall I fee from thy presence ? 8 If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there :

If I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. 9 If I take the wings of the morning,

And dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; 10 Even there shall thy hand lead me,

And thy right hand shall hold me. 11 If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me;

Even the night shall be light about me. 12 Yea, the darkness I hideth not from thee;

But the night shineth as the day :

2 The darkness and the light are both alike to thee. 13 For thou hast possessed my reins :

Thou hast covered me in my mother's womb. 14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made :

Marvellous are thy works ;

And that my soul knoweth s right well. 15 My 4 substance was not hid from thee,

When I was made in secret,

And curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. 16 Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect;

And in thy book 5 all my members were written,

6 Which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them. 17 How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God !

How great is the sum of them! 18 If I should count them,

They are more in number than the sand :

When I awake, I am still with thee. 19 Surely thou wilt slay the wicked, O God :

Depart from me therefore, ye bloody men. 20 For they speak against thee wickedly,

And thine enemies take thy name in vain. 21 Do not I hate them, O LORD, that hate thee?

And am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee ? 22 I hate them with perfect hatred :

I count them mine enemies. 23 Search me, O God, and know my heart :

Try me, and know my thoughts : 24 And see if there be any 7 wicked way in me,

And lead me in the way everlasting.

PSALM CXL.

To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. 1 DELIVER me, O Lord, from the evil man :

Preserve me from the 8 violent man; 2 Which imagine mischiefs in their heart;

Continually are they gathered together for war.

1 Heb. darkeneth not.
2 Heb. As is the darkness so is the light.
3 Heb. greatly.
4 Or, strength, or, body.

5 Heb. all of them.
6 Or, What days they should be fashioned.
7 Heb. way of pain, or, grief.
8 Heb. man of violences.

3 They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent ;

Adders' poison is under their lips. Selah. 4 Keep me, O LORD, from the hands of the wicked;

Preserve me from the violent man;

Who have purposed to overthrow my goings. 5 The proud have hid a snare for me, and cords ;

They have spread a net by the wayside;

They have set gins for me. Selah. 6 I said unto the Lord, Thou art my God:

Hear the voice of my supplications, O LORD. 70 God the Lord, the strength of my salvation,

Thou hast covered my head in the day of battle. 8 Grant not, O LORD, the desires of the wicked :

Further not his wicked device;

· Lest they exalt themselves. Selah. 9 As for the head of those that compass me about,

Let the mischief of their own lips cover them. 10 Let burning coals fall upon them :

Let them be cast into the fire ;

Into deep pits, that they rise not up again. 11 Let not es an evil speaker be established in the earth :

Evil shall hunt the violent man to overthrow him. 12 I know that the LORD will maintain the cause of the afflicted,

And the right of the poor. 13 Surely the righteous shall give thanks unto thy name :

The upright shall dwell in thy presence.

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PSALM CXLI.

A Psalm of David.
LORD, I cry unto thee: make haste unto me;
Give ear unto my voice, when I cry unto thee.
2 Let my prayer be 4 set forth before thee as incense;

And the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice. 3 Set a watch, Lord, before my mouth;

Keep the door of my lips. 4 Incline not my heart to any evil thing,

To practise wicked works with men that work iniquity :

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And let me not eat of their dainties. 5 Let the righteous 5 smite me-it shall be a kindness : And let him reprove memit shall be an excellent oil, which shall not break my

head: For yet my prayer also shall be in their calamities.

6 When their judges are overthrown in stony places,

They shall hear my words; for they are sweet. 7 Our bones are scattered at the grave's mouth,

As when one cutteth and cleaveth wood upon the earth. 8 But mine eyes are unto thee, O God the Lord :

In thee is my trust; 6 leave not my soul destitute. 9 Keep me from the snares which they have laid for me,

And the gins of the workers of iniquity. 10 Let the wicked fall into their own nets,

Whilst that I withal 7 escape.

1 Or, Let them not be exalted.
2 Heb. a man of tongue.
3 Or, on evil speaker, a wicked mon of violence,

be established in the earth: let him be hunted
to his overthrow.

4 Heb. directed.
5 Or, smite me kindly, and reprove me ; let

not their precious oil break my head, &c.
6 Heb. make not my soul bare.
7 Heb. pass over.

PSALM CXLII.

• Maschil of David ; a Prayer when he was in the cave. 1 I CRIED unto the LORD with my voice;

With my voice unto the Lord did I make my supplication. 2 I poured out my complaint before him;

I showed 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 3 failed me;

No man cared for my soul. 5 I cried unto thee, OʻLORD:

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.

PSALM CXLIII.

A Psalm of David. 1 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 thee :

My soul thirsteth after thee, as a thirsty land. Selah. 7 Hear me speedily, O LORD:

My spirit faileth:
Hide 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 5 flee unto thee to hide me. 10 Teach me to do thy will;

1 Or, A Psalm of David, giving instruction.
2 Or, Look on the right hand, and see.
3 Heb. perished from me ; no man sought after my soul.

4 Or, For I am become like, &c.
5 Heb. hide me with thee.

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