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5 The Lord is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup:

Thou maintainest my lot. 6 The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places ;

Yea, I have a goodly heritage. 7 I will bless the LORD, who hath given me counsel :

My reins also instruct me in the night seasons. 8 I have set the Lord always before me:

Because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved. 9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth:

My flesh also shall rest in hope. 10 For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell;

Neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. 11j Thou wilt show me the path of life : In thy presence is fulness of joy;

At thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore,

PSALM XVII.

A Prayer of David.

HEAR
EAR the right, O Lord, attend unto my cry;

Give ear unto my prayer, that goeth not out of feigned lips. 2 Let my sentence come forth from thy presence;

Let thine eyes behold the things that are equal. 3/ Thou hast proved mine heart; thou hast visited me in the night; Thou hast tried me, and shalt find nothing :

I am purposed that my mouth shall not transgress. 4 Concerning the works of men,

[stroyer By the word of thy lips I have kept me from the paths of the de5 Hold up my goings in thy paths,

That my footsteps slip not. 6 I have called upon thee, for thou wilt hear me, O God :

Incline thine ear unto me, and hear my speech. 7 Shew thy marvellous loving kindness, O thou that savest by thy right

hand them which put their trust in thee, From those that rise up against them. 8 Keep me as the apple of the eye;

Hide me under the shadow of thy wings, 9 From the wicked that oppress me,

From my deadly enemies, who compass me about.

10 They are inclosed in own their fat :

With their mouth they speak proudly. 11 They have now compassed us in our steps:

They have set their eyes bowing down to the earth ; 12 Like as a lion that is greedy of his prey,

And as it were a young lion lurking in secret places. 13 Arise, O Lord, disappoint him, cast him down :

Deliver my soul from the wicked, which is thy sword : 14 | From men which are thy hand, O Lord, from men of the world, Which have their portion in this life, and whose belly thou fillest

with thy hid treasure : They are full of children, and leave the rest of their substance to

their babes. 15 As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness :

I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness.

LESSON 8.

PSALM XVIII, FIRST PART.

I

To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David, the servant of the LORD, who spake unto the LORD the words
of this song in the day that the LORD delivered him from the hand of all his enemies, and from the
hand of Saul : And he said,
WILL love thee, O Lord, my strength.

2 The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer ;
My God, my strength, in whom I will trust;

My buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower. 3 I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised :

So shall I be saved from mine enemies. 4 The sorrows of death compassed me,

And the floods of ungodly men made me afraid. 5 The sorrows of hell compassed me about :

The snares of death prevented me.
6 In my distress I called upon the LORD,

And cried unto my God :
He heard my voice out of his temple,

And my cry came before him, even into his ears.
Then the earth shook and trembled ;

The foundations also of the hills moved
| And were shaken, because he was wroth.

8% There went up a smoke out of his nostrils, And fire out of his mouth devoured :

Coals were kindled by it. 9 He bowed the heavens also, and came down :

And darkness was under his feet. 10 And he rode upon a cherub, and did fly:

Yea, he did fly upon the wings of the wind. 11 He made darkness his secret place; His pavilion round about him were dark waters and thick clouds.

of the skies. 12 At the brightness that was before him his thick clouds passed,

Hail stones and couls of fire. 13(The Lord also thundered in the heavens, And the Highest gave his voice;

Hail stones and coals of fire. 14 Yea, he sent out his arrows, and scattered them;

And he shot out lightnings, and discomfited them. 15 Then the channels of waters were seen,

And the foundations of the world were discovered, At thy rebuke, O LORD,

At the blast of the breath of thy nostrils. 16 He sent from above, he took me,

He drew me out of many waters. 17 He delivered me from my strong enemy,

And from them which hated me : for they were too strong for me. 18 They prevented me in the day of my calamity :

But the LORD was my stay. 19 He brought me forth also into a large place;

He delivered me, because he delighted in me, 20 The Lord rewarded me according to my righteousness;

According to the cleanness of my hands hath he recompensed me. 21 For I have kept the ways of the LORD,

And have not wickedly departed from my God. 22 For all his judgments were before me,

And I did not put away his statutes from me. 23 I was also upright before him, And I kept myself from mine iniquity.

[ness, 24 Therefore hath the LORD recompensed me according to my righteous

According to the cleanness of my hands in his eyesight.

LESSON 9.

PSALM XVIII, SECOND PART.

WITHI

ITH the merciful thou wilt shew thyself merciful ;

With an upright man thou wilt shew thyself upright; 26 With the pure thou wilt shew thyself pure ;

And with the froward thou wilt shew thyself froward. 27 For thou wilt save the afflicted people;

But wilt bring down high looks. 28 For thou wilt light my candle :

The LORD my God will enlighten my darkness. 29 For by thee I have run through a troop;

And by my God have I leaped over a wall. 30) As for God, his way is perfect: The word of the Lord is tried :

He is a buckler to all those that trust in him. 31 For who is God save the LORD?

Or who is a rock save our God? 32 It is God that girdeth me with strength,

And maketh my way perfect. 33 He maketh my feet like hind's feet,

And setteth me upon my high places. 34 He teacheth my hands to war,

So that a bow of steel is broken by mine arms. 35s Thou hast also given me the shield of thy salvation : And thy right hand hath holden me up,

And thy gentleness hath made me great. 36 Thou hast enlarged my steps under me,

That my feet did not slip. 37 I have pursued mine enemies, and overtaken them :

Neither did I turn again till they were consumed. 38 I have wounded them that they were not able to rise :

They are fallen under my feet. 39 For thou hast girded me with strength unto the battle:

Thou hast subdued under me those that rose up against me. 40 Thou hast also given me the necks of mine enemies;

That I might destroy them that hate me.

41 They cried, but there was none to save them :

Even unto the LORD, but he answered them not. 42 Then did I beat them small as the dust before the wind :

I did cast them out as the dirt in the streets, 43 / Thou hast delivered me from the strivings of the people;

And thou hast made me the head of the heathen:

A people whom I have not known shall serve me. 44 As soon as they hear of me, they sball obey me:

The strangers shall submit themselves unto me. 45 The strangers shall fade away,

And be afraid out of their close places. 46 The LORD liveth ; and blessed be my rock;

And let the God of my salvation be exalted. 47 It is God that avengeth me,

And subdueth the people under me. 48|He delivereth me from mine enemies : 1 Yea, thou liftest me up above those that rise up against me:

Thou hast delivered me from the violent man. 49 Therefore will I give thanks unto thee, O Lord, among the heathen,

And sing praises unto thy name.
50 Great deliverance giveth he to his king;

And sheweth mercy to his anointed,
To David, and to his seed for evermore.

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LESSON 10.

PSALM XIX.

To the chief Musician, a Psalm of David.

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MHE heavens declare the glory of God;

And the firmament sheweth his handywork. 2 Day unto day uttereth speech,

And night unto night sheweth knowledge. . 3 There is no speech nor language,

Where their voice is not heard. 44 Their line is gone out through all the earth, And their words to the end of the world.

In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun, 5 Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber,

And rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race.

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