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9. It is better to trust in the Lord than Ps. 146. a.
6 Then shall I not be ashamed, when to put confidence in princes.
I have respect to all thy commandments. 10 All nations encompassed me: but
7 I' will praise thee with uprightness in the name of the LORD will I 3 destroy 3 Heb. cut
of heart, when I shall have learned a thy them.
righteous judgments. 11 They encompassed me; yes, they
8 I will keep thy statutes: O forsake encompassed me: but in the name of the
me noi utterly. LORD I will 3 destroy them.
1 Heb. cut 12 They encompassed me like bees; down.
9 Wherewith shall a young man they are quenched as the fire of thorns :
cleanse his way? by taking heed to it, for in the name of the LORD I will 4 de
according to thy word. stroy them.
d Ex. 15. 2.
10 With my whole heart have I sought 13 Thou hast violently thrust at me Isa. 12. 2. thee: O let me not wander from thy that I might fall: but the Lord helped
11 Thy word have I hid in my heart, 14 « The Lord is my strength and · Matt. 21.42. that I might not sin against thee. song, and is become my salvation.
12 Blessed art thou, O LORD: teach 15 The voice of rejoicing and salva- Luke 20. 17. me thy statutes. tion is in the tabernacles of the right- 1 Pet. 24. 13 With my lips have I declared all eous: the right hand of the LORD doeth
the judgments of ihy mouth. Taliantly.
14 I have rejoiced in the way of thy 16 The right hand of the Lord is
testimonies, as much as in all riches.
5 Heb. This alted: the right hand of the Lord doeth is from the 15 I will meditate in thy precepts, and valiantly
LORD. bave respect to thy ways. 17 I shall not die, but live, and de
16 I will delight myself in thy statclare the works of the Lord.
utes: I will not forget thy word. 18 The Lord hath chastened me se- / Matt. 21. 9.
GIMEL. verely: but he hath not given me over to
17 Deal bountifully with thy servant, death.
that I may live, and keep thy word.
1 or, perfect, 19 Open to me the gates of righteous
18 3 Open thou my eyes, that I may
or, sincere. ness: I will enter them, and I will praise
behold wondrous things out of thy law. the LORD:
19 a I am a stranger in the earth: hide 20 This gate of the LORD, into which
not thy commandments from me. the righteous shall enter.
20 My soul breaketh for the longing 21 I will praise thee :: for thou hast
that it hath to thy judgments at all times. heard me, and art become my salvation.
21 Thou hast rebuked the proud that 22. The stone which the builders re- 2 feb. judg. are cursed, who do err from thy comfused is become the head stone of the cor ments of
thy right. 22 Remove from me reproach and 23 s This is the Lord's doing; it is eousness. contempt; for I have kept thy testimowonderful in our eyes.
nies. 24 This is the day which the LORD
23 Princes also did sit and speak hath made; we will rejoice and be glad
against me : but thy servant did mediin it.
tate in thy statutes. 25 Save now, I beseech thee, O LORD:
24 Thy testimonies also are my deO LORD, I beseech thee, send now pros- 3 Heb. Re- light, and 4 my counselors. perity.
DALETH. 26", Blessed be he that cometh in the
25 My soul cleaveth to the dust: rename of the LORD: we have blessed you
vive thou me according to thy word. out of the house of the LORD.
26 I have declared my ways, and thou 27 God is the LORD, who hath shown
heardest me: 6 teach me thy statutes. us light: bind the sacrifice with cords,
27 Make me to understand the
of eren to the horns of the altar.
Ps. 39. 12.
thy precepts : so shall I talk of thy won28 Thou art my God, and I will praise Hebr.11.13. drous works. thee: thou art my God, I will exali thee.
28 My soul 5 melteth for heaviness: 29 O give thanks to the Lord; for he
strengthen thou me according to thy is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.
word. PSALM CXIX.
29 Remove from me the way of lying:
4 Heb. men This Psalm containeth sundry prayers, prais- of my coun.
and grant me thy law graciously. es, and professions of obedience.
30 I have chosen the way of truth : ALEPH.
thy judgments have I laid before me. LESSED are the i undefiled in the
31 I have adhered to thy testimonies: way, who walk in the law of the
O LORD, put me not to shame. LORD.
32 I will run the way of thy command2 Blessed are they that keep his testi- o Ps. 25. 4. & ments, when thou shalt enlarge my heart. monies, and that seek him with the 27. 11. &
HE. whole heart.
86. 11. 33 Teach me, O Lord, the way of thy 3 They also do no iniquity: they walk
statutes; and I shall keep it to the end. in his ways.
34 Give me understanding, and I shall 4 Thou hast commanded us to keep
keep thy law; yes, I shall observe it witbe thy precepts diligently.
& Heb. drop. my whole heari. 5o that my ways were directed to peth. 35 Make me to go in the path of thy keep thy statutes !
commandments; for in that do I delight.
a Gen. 47. 9.
36 Incline my heart to thy testimonies, 6 Heb. Make
. and not to covetousness.
65 Thou hast dealt well with thy ser37 6 Turn away my eyes from behold
vant, O LORD, according to thy word. ing vanity; and í revive thou me in thy
66 Teach me good judgment and way.
knowledge: for I have believed thy com38 Establish thy word to thy servant,
mandments. who is devoted to thy fear.
67 Before I was afflicted I went astray: 39 Turn away my reproach which I
but now have I kept thy word. fear: for thy judgments are good.
68 Thou art good, and doest good; 40 Behold, I have longed after thy pre
teach me thy statutes. cepts: revive me in thy righteousness.
69 The proud have forged a lie against VAU.
me: but I will keep thy precepts with my 41 Let thy mercies come also to me, O
whole heart. Lord, even thy salvation, according to 8 or, So 70 Their heart is as gross as fat; but thy word.
shall I an. I delight in thy law. 42 : So shall I have with which to an
71 It is good for me that I have been swer him that reproacheth me: for I
afflicted; that I might learn thy statntes. trust in thy word.
me in a
72 • The law of thy mouth is better to 43 And take not the word of truth ut-thing. me than thousands of gold and silver. terly out of my mouth; for I have hoped
JOD. in thy judgments.
73 Thy hands have made me and fash44 So shall I keep thy law continually
ioned me: give me understanding, that for ever and ever.
I may learn thy commandments. 45 And I will walk o at liberty: for I
74 They that fear thee will be glad seek thy precepts.
when they see me; because I have hoped 46 I will speak of thy testimonies also 9 Heb. al
in thy word. before kings, and will not be ashamed.
75ʻI know, O Lord, that thy judg47 And I will delight myself in thy
ments are 12 right, and that thou in faithcommandments, which I have loved. 48 My hands also will I lift to thy
10 Heb. face: fulness hast afillicted me.
76 Let I pray thee, thy merciful kindcommandments, which I have loved;
ness be 13 for my comfort, according to and I will meditate in thy statules.
thy word to thy servant.
11 or, com
77 Let thy tender mercies come to me, 49 Remember the word to thy servant,
that I may live: for thy law is my de upon which thou hast caused me to hope.
light. 50 This is my comfort in my afflic
78 Let the prond be ashamed; for tion: for thy word hath revived me.
they dealt perversely with me without a 51 The proud have had me greatly in
cause : but I will meditate in thy prederision: yet I have not declined from
cepts. thy law.
c Ps. 19. 10.
79 Let those that fear thee turn to me, 52 I remembered thy judgments of Prov. 8. 11. and those that have known thy testimoold, O LORD; and have comforted my
80 Let my heart be sound in thy stal53 Horror hath taken hold upon me
utes; that I may not be ashamed. because of the wicked that forsake thy law.
CAPH. 54 Thy statutes have been my songs
81 My soul sainteth for thy salvation : in the house of my pilgrimage.
12 Heb. but I hope in thy word. I have remembered thy name, o righteous. 82 My eyes fail for thy word, saying, Lord, in the night, and have kept thy law.
When wilt thou comfort me ? 56 This I had, because I kept thy pre
83 For I am become like a bottle in cepts.
the smoke; yet I do not forget thy statCHETH.
utes. 57 Thou art my portion, O LORD: 1
84 How many are the days of thy serhave said that I would keep thy words.
vant? when wilt thou execute judgment 58 I entreated thy 10 favor with my 13 Heb. to on them that persecute me? whole heart: be merciful to me accord-comfort me. 85 The proud have digged pits for me, ing to thy word.
which are not according to thy law. 59 I thought on my ways, and turned
86 All thy commandments are 14 faithmy feet to thy testimonies.
14 Heb. ful: they persecute me wrongfully; help 60 I made haste, and delayed not to faithful.
thou me. keep thy commandments.
87 They had almost consumed me 61 The 11 bands of the wicked have
upon earth; but I forsook not thy prerobbed me: but I have not forgotten thy
15 Heb. to law.
88 Revive me after thy loving-kind
generation 62 At midnight I will rise to give and ness; so shall I keep the testimony of thanks to thee, because of thy righteous ration. thy mouth. judgments.
LAMED. 63 I am a companion of all them that
89 For ever, O LORD, thy word is setfear thee, and of them that keep thy pre 16 Heb. tled in heaven. cepts.
standeth. 90 Thy faithfulness is 15 to all genera64 The earth, O LORD, is full of thy
tions: thou hast established the earth, mercy: teach me thy statutes.
and it 16 abideth.
17 Heb. it is
91 They continue this day according
that err from thy statutes: for their deto thy ordinances: for all are thy ser
ceit is falsehood. vants.
119 Thou 21 puttest away all the wick92 Unless thy law had been my de ever with ed of the earth like dross : therefore I lights, I should then have perished in my
love thy testimonies. affliction.
120 My flesh trembleth for fear of 93 I will never forget thy precepts :
and I am afraid of thy judgments. for with them thou hast revived me.
AIN. 94 I am thine, save me; for I have a Ps. 19. 10. 121 I have done judgment and justice; sought thy precepts.
leave me not to my oppressors. 95 The wicked have waited for me to
122 Be surety for thy servant for good: destroy me: but I will consider thy testi
let not the proud oppress me, monies.
123 My eyes fail for thy salvation, and 96 I have seen an end of all perfec
for the word of thy righteousness. tion: but thy commandment is exceed
124 Deal with thy servant according ing broad.
18 Heb. pal to thy mercy, and teach me thy slatutes. MEM.
125 I am thy servant; give me under97 O how I love thy law! it is my
standing, that I may know thy testimomeditation all the day.
nies. 98 Thou through thy commandments
126 It is time for thee, LORD, to work: bast made me wiser than my enemies :
for they have made void thy law. for 17 they are ever with me.
127 Therefore I love thy command99 I have more understanding than all
19 or, can.
ments above gold; yes, above fine gold. my teachers: for thy testimonies are my dle. 128 Therefore I esteem all thy precepts meditation.
concerning all things to be right; and I 100 I understand more than the an
hate every false way. cients, because I keep thy precepts. 20 Heb. to do.
PE. 101' I have refrained my feet from ev
129 Thy testimonies are wonderful: ery evil way, that I might keep thy word.
therefore doth my soul keep them. 102 I have not departed from thy judg- Matt. 7. 23. 130 The entrance of thy words giveth ments: for thou hast taught me.
light; it giveth understanding to the 103 · How sweet are thy words to my
simple. 13 taste! yes, sweeter than honey to my
131 I opened my mouth, and panted: mouth !
for I longed for thy commandments. 104 Through thy precepts I get under
132 Look thou upon me, and be merstanding: therefore I hate every false 21 Heb. ciful to me, 22 as thou usest to do to those way.
that love thy name. NUN.
133 Order my steps in thy word: and 105 Thy word is a 19 lamp to my feet,
let not any iniquity have dominion over and a light to my path.
Ps. 19. 10.
Prov. 8. 11. 106 I have sworn, and I will perform
134 Deliver me from the oppression it, that I will keep thy righteous judg
of man: so will I keep thy precepts. ments.
135 Make thy face to shine upon thy 107 I am afflicted very much: revive according servant: and teach me thy statutes. me, O LORD, according to thy word.
136 Rivers of waters run down my 108 Accept, I beseech thee, the free- zards eyes, because they keep not thy law. will-offerings of my mouth, O'LORD, and those, &c.
TSADDI. teach me thy judgments.
137 Righteous art thou, O LORD, and 109 My soul is continually in my 23 Heb. upright are thy judgments. hand: yei I do not forget thy law. righteous. 138 Thy testimonies that thun hast
110 The wicked have laid a snare for ness. commanded are 23 righteous and very 24 me: yet I erred not from thy precepts.
faithful. 111 Thy testimonies have I taken as 24 Heb. 139 & My zeal hath 25 consumed me; an heritage for ever; for they are the re-faithfub. because my enemies have forgotten thy joicing of my heart.
words. 112 I have inclined my heart 20 to per
140 Thy word is very % pure: thereform thy statutes always, even to the Pg. 69. 9;
Johp 2. 17.
fore thy servant loveth it. end.
141 I am small and depised: yet I do SAMECH.
not forget thy precepts. 113 I hate vain thoughts: but thy law
142 Thy righteousness is an everlastdo I love.
ing righteousness, and thy law is the 114 Thou art my hiding place and my
truth. shield: I hope in thy word.
143 Trouble and anguish have 27 ta115 · Depart from me, ye evil-doers: trted, or, ken hold on me: yet thy commandments for I will keep the commandments of my refined. are my delights. God.
144 The righteousness of thy testimo116 Uphold me according to thy word, 27 Heb. pies is everlasting: give me understandthat I may live: and let me not be asham-found me. ing, and I shall live. ed of my hope.
KOPH. 117 Snpport me, and I shall be safe:
145 I cried with my whole heart; hear and I will have respect to thy statutes
me, O LORD: I will keep thy statutes.
and I 118 Thou hast trodden down all them
Ishall keep thy testimonies.
25 Heb. cut
that hateth peace.
147 I 29 came before the dawning of
175 Let my soul live, and it shall the morning, and cried : I hoped in thy
praise thee; and let thy judgments help word.
29 or, rose 148 My eyes anticipated the night early be.
176 I have gone astray like a lost
fore. watches, that I might meditate in thy
sheep; seek thy servant; for I do not word.
forget thy commandments. 149 Hear my voice, according to thy
PSALM CXX. loving-kindness: O LORD, revive me ac
1 David prayeth against Doeg,, 3 reproreth cording to thy judgment.
his tongue, 5 complaineth of his necessary
intercourse with the wicked. 150 They draw nigh that follow after
TA Song of degrees. mischief: they are far from thy law. 30 or, Many. my distress I cried to the LORD, and 151 Thou art near, O LORD; and all
he heard me. thy commandments are truth.
2 Deliver my soul, O LORD, from ly152 Concerning thy testimonies, I
ing lips, and from a deceitful tongue. have known of old that thou hast founded
3 1 What shall be given to thee? or them for ever.
what shall be 2 done to thee, thou false RESH.
longue ? 153 Consider my affliction, and deliver 31 Heb: The
4 3 Sharp arrows of the mighty, with me: for I do not forget thy law.
of thy woord coals of juniper. 154 Plead my cause, and deliver me:
5 Woe is me,
that I sojourn in Mesech, sevive me according to thy word.
that I dwell in the tents of Kedar! 155 Salvation is far from the wicked:
6 My soul hath long dwelt with him for they seek not thy statutes. 156 30 Great are thy tender mercies, o
7 I am 4 for peace: but when I speak, LORD: revive me according to thy judg
they are for war. ments.
32 . they
PSALM CXXI. 157 Many are my persecutors and my shall have the great safety of the godly, who put their enemies; yet I do not decline from thy no stum.
trust in God's protection. testimonies.
TA Song of degrees. 158 I beheld the transgressors, and
I to hills, was grieved; because they kept not thy
from whence cometh my help. word.
2 a My help cometh from the LORD, 159 Consider how I love thy precepts:
who made heaven and earth. revive me, O LORD, according to thy lov
3 He will not suffer thy foot to be ing-kindness.
moved: he that keepeth thee will not 160 31 Thy word is true from the be
slumber. ginning: and every one of thy righteous
4 Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall
1 or, What judgments endureth for ever.
neither slumber nor sleep.
shall the SCHIN.
5 The Lord is thy keeper: the LORD 161 Princes have persecuted me with tongue give is thy shade upon thy right hand. out a cause; but my heart standeth in to thee or, 6 The sun shall not smite thee by day, awe of thy word.
nor the moon by night. 162 I'rejoice at thy word, as one that thee 3
7 The LORD will preserve thee from findeth great spoil.
all evil: he will preserve thy soul. 163 I hate and abhor lying: but thy
8 The LORD will preserve thy, going law do I love.
out and thy coming in from this time 164 Seven times a day do I praise added. forth, and even for ever. thee, because of thy righteous judgments.
PSALM CXXII. 165 Great peace have they who love
1 David professeth his joy for the church, 6
and prayeth for ils peace. thy law: and 32 nothing shall cause them 3 or, it is as
T A Song of degrees of David. to stumble.
WAS glad when they said to me, Let
the mighly us go into the house of the LORD. tion, and performed thy commandments.
man with 2 Our feet shall stand within thy gates, 167 My soul hath kept thy testimonies; couls of
O Jerusalem. and I love them exceedingly.
3 Jerusalem is built as a city that is 168 I have kept thy precepts and thy testimonies: for all my ways are before
4 Whither the tribes go up, the tribes thee.
4 or, a man
of the Lord, to the testimony of Israel, TAU.
of peace. 169 Let my cry come near before thee, 1 or, Shall I
to give thanks to the name of the LORD.
5 For there i are set thrones of judg. O Lord: give me understanding accord-lift up my ment, the thrones of the house of David. ing to thy word.
6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: 170 Let my supplication come before
whence thee: deliver me according to thy word. should my
they shall prosper that love thee.
Ť Peace be within thy walls, and pros171 My lips shall utter praise, when help come?
perity within thy palaces. thou hast taught me thy statutes.
8 For my brethren and companions' 172 My tongue shall speak of thy
e Ps. 124. 8. sake,
I will now say, Peace be within thee. word: for all thy commandments are
9 Because of the house of the LORD righteousness.
our God I will seek thy good. 173 Let thy hand help me; for I have
PSALM CXXIII. chosen thy precepts.
do sit. 1 The godly profess their confidence in God, 3 174 I have longed for thy salvation, O
and pray to be delivered from contempi. LORD; and thy law is my delight.
T A Song of degrees.
eyes to the
To the braise my eyes, 0 thou that
5 They that sow in tears shall reap in in the . 2 Behold, as the eyes of servants look
a Ps. 121. 2.
6° He that goeth forth and weepeth, to the hand of their masters, and as
bearing 5 precious seed, shall doubtless rethe eyes of a maiden to the hand of her
turn with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves mistress; so our eyes wait upon the LORD
with him. our God, until he shall have mercy up
1 The virtue of God's blessing. 3 Good chil. 3 Have mercy upon us, O Lord, have
dren are his gift.
T A Song of degrees i for Solomon. mercy upon us; for we are exceedingly 1 Heb. wick. filled with contempt.
house, they labor in vain 2 that build 4 Our soul is exceedingly filled with the scorning of those that are at ease,
it: except the Lord shall keep the city,
the watchman waketh in vain. and with the contempt of the proud.
2 It is vain for you to rise early, to sit PSALM CXXIV.
up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for The church blesseth God for a miraculous de
so he giveth his beloved sleep. liderance.
2 Heb. re. TA Song of degrees of David.
3 Lo, children are a heritage of the
turned the on our side, now may Israel say; of Zion. reward. 2 If it had not been the Lord who was
4 As arrows are in the hand of a mighon our side, when men rose up against us:
ty man: su are children of the youth. 3 Then they had swallowed us up
5 Happy is the man that 3 hath his quick, when their wrath was kindled
quiver full of them: they shall not be against us:
ashamed, but they 4 shall speak with the 4 Then the waters had overwhelmed
enemies in the gate.
3 Heb. hath us, the stream had gone over our soul:
magnified The sundry blessings which follow them that 5 Then the proud waters had gone over to do with
them. our soul.
I A Song of degrees. 6 Blessed be the LORD, who hath not
LESSED is every one that feareth given us as a prey to their teeth. 7 Our soul hath escaped as a bird out
2 For thou shalt eat the labor of thy of the snare of the fowlers: the snare is
hands: happy shalt thou be, and it shall broken, and we have escaped.
be well with thee. 8 Our help is in the name of the
3 Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine LORD, who made heaven and earth.
by the sides of thy house: thy children PSALM CXXV.
like olive plants around thy lable. I The safety of such as trust in God. 4 A
4 Behold, that thus shall the man be prayer for the godly, and against the wicked.
blessed that feareth the LORD. 5. A Song of degrees.
5 The LORD shall bless thee out of NHEY that trust in the LORD, shall be 4 or, Zion: and thou shalt see the good of Jeas mount Zion, which cannot be re
rusalem all the days of thy life. moved, but abideth for ever.
6 Yes, thou shalt "see thy children's 2 As the mountains are round Jerusa
children, and peace upon Israel. lem, so the Lord is around his people 5,0T,
PSALM CXXIX. from henceforth even for ever.
1 An et hortation to praise God for saving Is. 3 For the rod of the wicked shall not
rael in their greai afflictions. 5 The haters rest upon the lot of the righteous; lest
of the church are cursed.
T A Song of degrees. the righteous put forth their hands to in-'or, of
ANY a time have they afflicted me 4 Do good, O LORD, to those that are good, and to them that are upright in
2 Heb. that their hearts.
2 Many a time have they afflicted me
are build. 5 As for such as turn aside to their ers of it in
from my youth: yet they have not precrooked ways, the LORD shall lead them il.
vailed against me. forth with the workers of iniquity: but
3 The plowers plowed upon my back: peace shall be upon Israel.
they made long their furrows.
4 The LORD is righteous: he hath cut PSALM CXXVI. 1 The church celebrating her incredible return
3 Heb. hath asunder the cords of the wicked. out of captivity, 4 prayeth for, and prophe- quider with ed back that hate Zion.
filled its 5 Let them all be confounded and turnsieth good success. 1 A Song of degrees.
6 Let them be as the grass upon the HEN the LORD 2 turned again the
house-tops, which withereth before it
4 or, shall them that dream.
7 With which the mower filleth not
subdue, as 2 Then was our mouth filled with Ps. 18. 47.
his hand; nor he that bindeth sheaves, laughter, and our tongue with singing: or, destroy. his bosom. then said they among the heathen, The
8 Neither do they who go by, say, The LORD 3 hath done great things for them.
blessing of the LORD be upon you: we 3 The Lord hath done great things 1 or, Much. bless you in the name of the LORD. for us; of which we are glad.
PSALM CXXX. 4 Turn again our captivity, O LORD,
The Psalmist professeth his hope in prayer, 5
and his patience in hope. 7 He eshorleth as the streams in the south.
Israel lo hope in God.