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David's confidence in God. PSALMS.

Ile prays for Solomon. PSALM LXXI.

will I sing with the harp, O thou Holy N thee, O Lord, do I put my trust; let One of Israel.

23 My lips shall greatly rejoice when I 2 Deliver me in thy righteousness, and sing unto thee; and my soul, which thou cause me to escape: incline thine ear hast redeemed. unto me, and save me.

24 My tongue also shall talk of thy 3 Be thou my strong habitation, where- righteousness all the day long : for they unto I may continually resort: thou hast are confounded, for they are brought unto given commandment to save me; for thou shame, that seek my hurt. art my rock and my fortress.

PSALM LXXII. 4 Deliver me, Ó my God, out of the TA Psalm for Solomon. hand

of the wicked, out of the hand of the G and the righteousness unto the king's unrighteous and cruel man.

5 For thou art my hope, O Lord GOD : son. thou art my trust from my youth.

2 He shall judge thy people with right6 By thee have I been holden up from eousness, and thy poor with judgment. the womb: thou art he that took me out 3 The mountains shall bring peace to of my mother's bowels : my praise shall the people, and the little hills, by rightbe continually of thee.

7 I am as a wonder unto many; but 4 He shall judge the poor of the people, thou art my strong refuge.

he shall save the children of the needy, 8 Let my mouth be filled with thy praise and shall break in pieces the oppressor. and with thy honour all the day.

5 They shall fear thee as long as the 9 Cast me not off in the time of old sun and moon endure, throughout all geage; forsake me not when my strength nerations. faileth.

6 He shall come down like rain upon 10 For mine enemies speak against me; the mown grass : as showers that water and they that lay wait for my soul take the earth. counsel together.

7 In his days shall the righteous flou11 Saying, God hath forsaken him: per- rish: and abundance of peace so long as secute and take him; for there is none to the moon endureth. deliver him.

8 He shall have dominion also from sea 12 O God, be not far from me: O my to sea, and from the river unto the ends God, make haste for my help.

of the earth. 13 Let them be confounded and con 9 They that dwell in the wilderness sumed that are adversaries to my soul; shall bow before him; and his enemies let them be covered with reproach and shall lick the dust. dishonour that seek my hurt.

10 The kings of Tarshish and of the 14 But I will hope continually, and will isles shall bring presents: the kings of yet praise thee more and more.

Sheba and Seba shall offer gifts. 15 My mouth shall shew forth thy right 11 Yea, all kings shall fall down before eousness and thy salvation all the day; him : all nations shall serve him. for I know not the numbers thereof.

12 For he shall deliver the needy when 16 I will go in the strength of the Lord he crieth ; the poor also, and him that God: I will make mention of thy right- hath no helper. eousness, even of thine only.

13 He shall spare the poor and needy, 17 O God, thou hast taught me from and shall save the souls of the needy. my youth: and hitherto have I declared 14 He shall redeem their soul from dethy wondrous works.

ceit and violence: and precious shall their *18 Now also when I am old and gray- blood be in his sight. headed, O God, forsake me not; until I 15 And he shall live, and to bim shall have shewed thy strength unto this gene- be given of the gold of Sheba : prayer also ration, and thy power to every one that is shall be made for him continually; and to come.

daily shall he be praised. 19 Thy righteousness also, O God, is 16 There shall be a handful of corn in very high, who hast done great things: the earth upon the top of the mountains ; God, who is like unto thee?

the fruit thereof shall shake like Lebanon: 20 Thou, which hast shewed me great and they of the city shall Aourish like grass and sore troubles, shalt quicken me again, of the earth. and shalt bring me up again from the 17 His name shall endure for ever: his depths of the earth.

name shall be continued as long as the 21 Thou shalt

increase my greatness, sun : and men shall be blessed in him: all and comfort me on every side.

nations shall call him blessed. 22 I will also praise thee with the psal. 18 Blessed be the LORD God, the God tery, even thy truth, O my God: unto thee of Israel, who only doeth wondrous things.

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The prosperity of the wicked.

PSALMS. The desolation of the sanctuary. 19 And blessed be his glorious name and there is none upon earth that I desire for ever: and let the whole earth be filled besides thee. with his glory; Amen, and amen.

26 My flesh and my heart faileth: but' 20 The prayers of David the son of God is the strength of my heart, and my Jesse are ended.

portion for ever. PSALM LXXIII.

27 For lo, they that are far from thee TA Psalm of Asaph.

shall perish : thou hast destroyed all them TRULY God is good to Israel, even to that go a whoring from thee. a

28 But it is good for me to draw near 2 But as for me, my feet were almost to God: I have put my trust in the Lord gone; my steps had well nigh slipped. God, that I may declare all thy works. 3 For I was envious at the foolish, when

PSALM LXXIV. I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

T Maschil of Asaph. 4 For there are no bands in their death :

O but their strength is firm.

ever? why doth thine anger smoke 5 They are not in trouble as other men; against the sheep of thy pasture? neither are they plagued like other men. 2 Remember thy congregation, which

6 Therefore pride compasseth them thou hast purchased of old; the rod of about as a chain ; violence covereth them thine inheritance, which thou hast reas a garment.

deemed ; this mount Zion, wherein thou 7 Their eyes stand out with fatness : hast dwelt. they have more than heart could wish. 3 Lift up thy feet unto the perpetual

8 They are corrupt, and speak wickedly desolations; even all that the enemy hath concerning oppression: they speak loftily. done wickedly in the sanctuary.

9 They set their mouth against the hea 4 Thine enemies roar in the midst of vens, and their tongue walketh through thy congregations; they set up their enthe earth.

signs for signs. 10 Therefore his people return hither : 5 A man was famous according as he and waters of a full cup are wrung out to had lifted up axes upon the thick trees. them.

6 But now they break down the carved 11 And they say, How doth God know? work thereof at once with axes and ham. and is there knowledge in the Most High? mers.

12 Behold, these are the uogodly, who 7 They have cast fire into thy sanctuaprosper in the world; they increase in ry, they have defiled by casting down the riches.

dwelling-place of thy name to the ground. 13 Verily I have cleansed my heart in 8 They said in their hearts, Let us de-. vain, and washed my hands in innocency. stroy them together: they have burned

14 For all the day long have I been up all the synagogues of God in the land. plagued, and chastened every morning: 9 We see not our signs: there is no

15 If I say, I will speak thus ; behold, more any prophet: neither is there among I should offend against the generation of us any that knoweth how long: thy children.

10° 0 God, how long shall the adversa16 When I thought to know this, it was ry reproach ? shall the enemy blaspheme too painful for me;

thy name for ever? 11 Until I went into the sanctuary of 11 Why withdrawest thou thy hand, God; then understood I their end. even thy right hand ? pluck it out of thy

18 Surely thou didst set them in slip- bosom. pery places : thou castedst them down into 12 For God is my King of old, working destruction.

salvation in the midst of the earth. 19 How are they brought into desola 13 Thou didst divide the sea by thy tion, as in a moment! they are utterly strength : thou brakest the heads of the consumed with terrors.

dragons in the waters. 20 As a dream when one awaketh ; so, 14 Thou brakest the heads of leviaO LORD, when thou awakest, thou shalt than in pieces, and gavest him to be meat despise their image.

to the people inhabiting the wilderness. 21 Thus my heart was grieved, and I 15 Thou didst cleave the fountain and was pricked in my reins.

the flood: thou driedst up mighty rivers. 22 So foolish was I, and ignorant; I 16 The day is thine, the night also is was as a beast before thee.

thine: thou hast prepared the light and 23 Nevertheless I am continually with the sun. thee: thou hast holden me by my right 17 Thou hast set all the borders of the

earth: thou hast made summer and winter, 24 Thou shalt guide me with thy coun

18 Remember this, that the enemy hath sel, and afterward receive me to glory. reproached, O LORD, and that the foolish 25 Whom have I in heaven but thee? people have blasphemed thy name.



David rebukes ihe proud. PSALMS. God's great and gracious works.

19 O deliver not the soul oí lliy turtle- I Thou, even thou, art to be feared : dove unto the multitude of the wicked : and who may stand in thy sight when forget not the congregation of thy poor once thou art angry? for ever.

8 Thou didst cause judgment to be 20 Have respect unto the covenant: for heard froin heaven; the earth feared, and the dark piaces of the earth are full of the was still, habitations of cruelty.

When God arose to judgment, to save 21 W let not the oppressed return all the meek of the earth. Selah. ashamed: let the poor and needy praise 10 Surely the wrath of man shall praise thy name.

thee: the remainder of wrath shalt thou 22 Arise, O God, plead thine own cause: restrain. remember how the foolish man reproach 11 Vow, and pay unto the LORD your eth thee daily.

God: let all that be round about him bring 23 Forget not the voice of thine ene- presents unto him that ought to be feared. mies: the tumult of those that rise up 12 He shall cut off the spirit of princes : against thee increaseth continually. he is terrible to the kings of the earth. PSALM LXXV.

PSALM LXXVII. To the chief Musician, Al-taschith, AT To the chief Musician, to Jeduthun, A Psalm or Song of Asaph.

Psalm of Asaph. unto thee do we give thanks toanka: I CRIED unto God with my voice, even

unto God with my voice ; and he gave thy name is near, thy wondrous works ear unto me, declare.

2 In the day of my trouble I sought the 2 When I shall receive the congrega- LORD: my sore ran in the night and ceased tion I will judge uprightly.

not: my soul refused to be comforted. 3 The earth and all the inhabitants 3 I remembered God, and was troubled: thereof are dissolved: I bear up the pil- I complained, and my spirit was overlars of it. Selah.

whelmed. Selah. 4 I said unto the fools, Deal not fool 4 Thou holdest mine eyes waking : I ishly; and to the wicked, Lift not up the am so troubled that I cannot speak. horn :

5 I have considered the days of old, the 5 Lift not up your horn on high : speak years of ancient times. not with a stiff neck.

*6 I call to remembrance my song in the 6 For promotion cometh neither from the night: I commune with mine own heart: east, nor from the west, nor from the south. and my spirit made diligent search.

7 But God is the judge: he putteth 7 Will the Lord cast off for ever? and down one, and setteth-up another. will he be favourable no more?

8 For in the hand of the LORD there is 8 Is his merc« clean gone for ever? doth a cup, and the wine is red; it is full of his promise fail for evermore? mixture, and he poureth'out of the same : 9 Hath God forgotten to be gracious! but the dregs thereof all the wicked of the bath he in anger shut up his tender merearth shall wring thein out, and drink them. cies? Selah. 9 But I will declare for ever; I will sing

10 And I said, This is my infirmity: but praises to the God of Jacob.

I will remember the years of the right hand 10 All the horns of the wicked also of the Most High: will I cut off; but the horns of the right

11 I will remember the works of the eous shall be exalted.

LORD: surely I will remember thy wonPSALM LXXVI.

ders of old. To the chief Musician on Neginoth, A 12 I will meditate also of all thy work,

Psalm or Song of Asaph. and talk of thy doings. IN IN Judah is God known: his name is 13 Thy way, o God, is in the sanc. great in Israel.

tuary: who is so great a God as our 2 In Salem also is his tabernacle, and God! his dwelling-place in Zion.

14 Thou art the God that doest won3 There brake he the arrows of the bow, ders: thou hast declared thy strength the shield, and the sword, and the battle. among the people. Selah.

15 Thou hast with thine arm redeemed 4 Thou art more glorious and excellent thy people, the sons of Jacob and Joseph. than the mountains of prey.

Selah. 5 The stout-hearted are spoiled, they 16 The waters saw thee, O God, the . have slept their sleep: and

none of the waters saw thee; they were afraid: the men of might have found their hands. depths also were troubled.

6 At thy rebuke, O God of Jacob, both 17 The clouds poured out water: the the chariot and horse are cast into a dead skies sent out a sound : thine arrows also sleep.

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God's wrath against the

PSALMS. incredulous and disobedient. 18 The voice of thy thunder was in the said, Can God furnish a table in the wil. beaven: the lightningslightened the world: derness? the earth trembled and shook.

20 Behold, he smote the rock, that the 19 Thy way is in the sea, and thy path watere gushed out, and the streams overin the great waters, and thy footsteps are flowed, can he give bread also? can he not known.

provide flesh for his people! 20 Thou leddest thy people like a flock 21 Therefore the Lord heard this, and by che hand of Moses and Aaron. was wroth : so a fire was kindled against PSALM LXXVIII.

Jacob, and anger also came up against 1 Maschil of Asaph.

Israel: VIVE ear, O my people, to my law : 22 Because they believed not in God, mouth.

23 Though he had commanded the 2 I will open my mouth in a parable: clouds from above, and opened the doors I will utter dark sayings of old: of heaven,

3 Which we have heard and known, and 24 And' had rained down manna upon our fathers have told us.

them to eat, and had given them of the 4 We will not hide them from their chil- corn of heaven. dren, shewing to the generation to come 25 Man did eat angels' food : he sent the praises of the Lord, and his strength, them meat to the full. and his wonderful works that he hath done. 26 He caused an east wind to blow in

5 For he established a testimony in Ja- the heaven: and by his power he brought cob, and appointed a law in Israel, which in the south wind. he commanded our fathers, that they should 27 He rained flesh also upon them ag make them known to their children : dust, and feathered fowls like as the sand

6 That the generation to come might of the sea : know them, even the children which should 28 And be let it fall in the midst of their be born: who should arize and declare camp, round about their babitations. them to their children :

29 So they did eat, and were well filled: 7. That they might set their hope in for he gave them their own desire; God, and not forget the works of God, but 30 They were not estranged from their keep his commandinents:

lust : but while their meat was yet in their 8 And might not be as their fathers, a mouths, stubborn and rebellious generation;, a

31 The wrath of God came upon them, generation that set not their heart aright, and slew the fattest of them, and smute and whose spirit was not steadfast with down the chosen men of Israel. God.

32 For all this they sinned still, and be9 The children of Ephraim, being arm- lieved not for his wondrous works. ed, and carrying bows, turned back in the 33 Therefore their days did he conday of battle.

sume in vanity, and their years in trouble. 10 They kept not the covenant of God, 34 When he slew them, then they and refused to walk in his aw;

sought him : and they returned and in11 And forgat his works, and bis won- quired early after God. ders that he had shewed them.

35 And they remembered that God was 12 Marvellous things did he in the sight their Rock, and the high God their Reof their fathers, in the land of Egypt, in deemer. the held of Zoan.

36 Nevertheless they did flatter him 13 He divided the sea, and caused them with their mouth, and they lied unto him to pass through ; and he made the waters with their tongues. to stand as a heap.

37 For their heart was not right with 14 In the day-time also he led them him, neither were they steadfast in his with a cloud, and all the night with a light covenant. of fire.

38 But be, being full of compassion, fus15 He clave the rocks in the wilder- gave their iniquity, and destroyed them ness, and gave them drink as out of the not : yea, many a time turned he his angreat depths.

ger away, and did not stir up all his 16 He brought streams also out of the wrath. fuck, and caused waters to run down like 39 For he remembered that they were rivers.

but flesh; a wind that passeth away, and 17 And they sinned yet more against cometh not again. him by provoking the Most High in the 10 How olt did they provoke him in the wilderness.

wilderness, and grieve him in the desert! 18 And they templed God in their heart 41 Yea, they turned back and tempted by asking meat for their lust.

God, and limited the Holy One of Israel. 19 Yea, they spake against God; they 42 They remembered not his hand, nor

The Israelites provoke God's anger. PSALMS. The desolation of Jerusalem the day when he delivered them from the out of sleep, and like a mighty man that enemy:

shoutetb by reason of wine. 43. How he had wrought bis signs ini 66 And he sinote his enemies in the Egypt, and his wonders in the field of hinder parts: he put them to a perpetual Zoan :

reproach. 44 And had turned their rivers into 67 Moreover he refused the tabernacle blood: and their floods, that they could of Joseph, and chose not the tribe of not drink.

Ephraim : 45 He sent divers sorts of flies among 68 But chose the tribe of Judah, the them, which devoured them; and frogs mount Zion which he loved. which destroyed them.

69 And he built bis sanctuary like high 46 He gave also their increase unto palaces, like the earth which he hath es. the caterpillar, and their labour unto the tablished for ever. locust.

70 He chose David also his servant, 47 He destroyed their vines with hail, and took bim from the sheepfolds : and their sycamore-trees with frost. 71 From following the ewes great with

48 He gave up their cattle also to the young he brought him to feed Jacob his bail, and their flocks to hot thunder-bolts people, and Israel his inheritance.

49 He cast upon them the fierceness of 72 So he fed them according to the innis anger, wrath, ard indignation, and tegrity of his heart; and guided them by trouble, by sending evil angels among them. the skilfulness of his hands. 50 He made a way to his anger; he

PSALM LXXIX. spared not their soul from death, but gave T A Psalm of Asaph. their life over to pestilence;

GOD, the heathen are come into thine the chief of their strength in the taberna- they defiled; they have laid Jerusalem on cles of Ham:

|heaps. 52 But made his own people to go forth 2* The dead bodies of thy servants like sheep, and guided them in the wil- bave they given to be meat unto the fowls derness like a flock.

of the heaven, the flesh of thy saints unto 53 And he led them on safely, so that the beasts of the earth. they feared not: but the sea overwhelm 3 Their blood have they shed like wa. ed their enemies.

ter round about Jerusalem; and there was 54 And he brought them to the border none to bury them. of his sanctuary, even to this mountain, 4 We are become a reproach to our which his right hand had purchased. neighbours, a scorn and derision to them

55 He cast out the heathen also before that are round about us. them, and divided them an inheritance 5 How long, LORD, wilt thou be angry? by line, and made the tribes of Israel to for ever? shall thy jealousy burn like fire? dwell in their tents.

6 Pour out thy wrath upon the heathen 56 Yet they iem:pted and provoked the that have not known thee, and upon the most high God, and kept not his testimo- kingdoms that have not called upon thy pies:

57 But turned back, and dealt unfaith 7 For they have devoured Jacob, and fully like their fathers: they were turned laid waste bis dwelling-place. aside like a deceitful bow.

8 O remember not against us former 68 For they provoked him to anger iniquities: let thy tender mercies speedwith their high places, and moved him to ily prevent us: for we are brought vers jealousy with

iheir graven images. low. 59 When God heard this, he was wroth, 9 Help us, O God of our salvation, for and greatly abhorred Israel:

the glory of thy naine: and deliver us, and 60 So that he forsook the tabernacle of purge away our sins, for thy name's sake. Shiloh, the tent which he placed among 10 Wherefore should the heathen say, men;

Where is their God? let him be known 61 And delivered his strength into cap- among the heathen in our sight by the retivity, and his glory into the enemy's hand. venging of the blood of thy servants which

62 He gave his people over also unto is shed: the sword; and was wrotb with his inhe 11 Let the sighing of the prisoner come ritance.

before thee; according to the grealness 63 The fire consumed theiryoung men; of thy power preserve thou those that are and their maidens were not given to mar- appointed to die; riage.

12 And render unto our neighbours se64 Their priests fell by the sword; and ven-fold into their bosom their reproach, their widows made no lamentation. wherewith they have reproached thee, O 65 Then the LORD awaked as

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