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David's complaint.


God's love to man. mercy and in thy fear will I worship] 6 Arife, O LORD, in thine anger, toward thy holy temple.. lift up thyfelf becaufe of the rage of

8 Lead me, O LORD, in thy right-mine enemies: and awake for me to eoufnefs becaufe of mine enemies; the judgment that thou haft comnake thy way ftraight before my face. manded.

9 For there is no faithfulness in 7 So fhall the congregation of the their mouth; their inward part is people compaís thee about: for very wickedness; their throat is an their fakes therefore return thou on open fepulchre; they flatter with high.

their tongue.

8 The LORD fhall judge the people: 10 Destroy thou them, O God; let judge me, O LORD, according to my them fall by their own counfels; call righteoufnels, and according to mine them out in the multitude of their integrity that is in me. tranfgreffions; for they have rebelled 9 Oh let the wickedness of the against thee. wicked come to an end; but establish

II But let all thofe that put their the juft: for the righteous God trieth truft in thee rejoice: let them ever the hearts and reins.

thout for joy, becaufe thou defendeft 10 My defence is of God, which them: let them alfo that love thy faveth the upright in heart.

name be joyful in thee.

11 God judgeth the righteous, and 12 For thou, LORD, wilt blefs the God is angry with the wicked every righteous; with favour wilt thou com-day. pafs him as with a shield.


To the chief mufician on Neginoth upon Sheminith, a pfalm of David. LORD, rebuke me not in thine anger, neither chaften me in thy hot displeasure.

2 Have mercy upon me, O LORD; for I am weak: O LORD, heal me; for my bones are vexed.

3 My foul is alfo fore vexed: but thou, O LORD, how long?

4 Return, O LORD, deliver my foul: Ob fave me for thy mercies' fake.

5 For in death there is no remembrance of thee: in the grave who fhall give thee thanks?

12 If he turn not, he will whet his fword; he hath bent his bow, and made it ready.

13 He hath also prepared for him the inftruments of death; he or daineth his arrows against the perfecutors.

14 Behold, he travaileth with ini. quity, and hath conceived mifchief, and brought forth faliehood.

15 He made a pit, and digged it, and is fallen into the ditch which he made.

16 His mifchief fhall return upon his own head, and his violent dealing thall come down upon his own pate.

6 I am weary with my groaning; all 17 I will praife the LORD accord. the night make I my bed to fwim; 1ing to his righteoufnefs: and will water my couch with my tears. ling praife to the name of the LORD moft High.

7 Mine eye is confumed becaufe of grief; it waxeth old because of all mine enemies.

8 Depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity for the LORD hath heard

the voice of my weeping.


To the chief musician upon Gittith,
a pfalm of David.
LORD,ame in all the earth!

our Lord, how excellent

9 The LORD hath heard my fup-who haft fet thy glory above the plication; the LORD will receive my heavens. prayer.

IO Let all mine enemies be afhamed and fore vexed: let them return and be ashamed fuddenly.


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LORD my God, in thee do I put my truft: fave me from all them that perfecute me, and deliver me: 2 Left he tear my foul like a lion," rending it in pieces, while there is none to deliver.

2 Out of the mouth of babes and fucklings haft thou ordained ftrength becaufe of thine enemies, that thou mighteft fill the enemy and the avenger.

3 When I confider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the ftars, which thou haft ordained;

4 What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the fon of man, that thou vifiteft him?

5 For thou haft made him a little lower than the angels, and haft crowned him with glory and honour. 3 O LORD my God, if I have done 6 Thou madeft him to have domithis; if there be iniquity in ny nion over the works of thy hands: thou haft put all things under his feet:


4 If I have rewarded evil unto him that was at peace with me; (yea, I have delivered him that without caufe is mine enemy:)

5 Let the enemy perfecute my foul and take it; yea, let him tread down my life upon the earth, and lay mine honour in the duft. Selah.

7 All fheep and oxen, yea, and the beafts of the field;

8 The fowl of the air, and the fish of the fea, and whatsoever paffeth through the paths of the feas.

9 0 LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth;

The outrage of the wicked.


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fecute the poor: let them be taken To the chief musician upon Muth-in the devices which they have ima. labben, a pfalm of David.

I WILL praife thee, O LORD with


3 For the wicked boafteth of his my whole heart; I will fhew forth heart's defire, and bleffeth the covet all thy marvellous works. ous, whom the LORD abhorreth.

2 I will be glad and rejoice in thée :) 4 The wicked, through the pride I will fing praife to thy name, O thou of his countenance, will not feek Moft High. after God God is not in all his thoughts.

3 When mine enemies are turned back, they fhall fall and perish at thy prefence,

4 For thou haft maintained my right and my caufe; thou fatteft in the throne judging right.

5 Thou haft rebuked the heathen, thou haft destroyed the wicked, thou haft put out their name for ever and ever.

His ways are always grievous; thy judgments are far above out of his fight: as for all his enemies, be puffeth at them.

6 He hath faid in his heart, I fhall not be moved: for Iball never be in adversity.

7 His mouth is full of curfing and deceit and fraud; under his tongue ir 60 thou enemy, deftructions are mifchief and vanity. come to a perpetual end: and thou 8 He fitteth in the lurking places haft deftroyed cities; their memorial of the villages: in the fecret places is perifbed with them. doth he murder the innocent: his 7 But the LORD fhall endure for eyes are privily fet against the poor. ever: he hath prepared his throne 9 He lieth in wait fecretly as a lion for judgment, in his den: he lieth in wait to catch 8 And he shall judge the world in the poor: he doth catch the poor, righteousness, he hall minifter judg-when he draweth him into his net.. ment to the people in uprightnefs. 10 He croucheth, and humbleth himfeif, that the poor may fail by his ftrong ones.

9 The LORD alfo will be a refuge for the oppreffed, a refuge in times of trouble.

IO And they that know thy name will put their truft in thee: for thou LORD, haft not forfaken them that feek thee.

II Sing praifes to the LORD, which dwelleth in Zion: declare among the people his doings.

II He hath faid in his heart, God hath forgotten: be hideth his face; he will never fee it

12 Arife, O LORD; O God, lift up thine hand forget not the humble.

13 Wherefore doth the wicked contemn God? he hath faid in his heart, Thou wilt not require it.

12 When he maketh inquifition for 14 Thou haft feen it; for thou beblood, he remembereth them: he holdeft mifchief and fpite, to requite forgetteth not the cry of the with thy hand: the poor com13 Have mercy upon me, O LORD; mitteth himself unto thee; thou art confider my trouble which I fuffer of the helper of the fatherless. them that hate me, thou that lifteft 15 Break thou the arm of the wick me up from the gates of death: ed and the evil man feek out his 14 That I may fhew forth all thy wickedness till thou find none, praife in the gates of the daughter 16 The LORD is King for ever and of Zion: I will rejoice in thy fal-jever: the heathen are perished out vation. of his land.

Is The heathen are funk down in 17 LORD, thou haft heard the dethe pit that they made in the net fire of the humble: thou wilt prepare which they hid is their own foot their heart, thou wilt caufe thine taken. ear to hear:

16 The LORD is known by the judg ment which he executeth: the wicked is fnared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion. Selah.

18 To judge the fatherlefs and the oppreffed, that the man of the earth may no more opprefs.


17 The wicked fhall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget ¶ To the chief mufician, a pfalm of


18 For the needy fhall not alway be forgotten: the expectation of the poor thall not perish forever.

19 Arife, O LORD; let not man prevail: let the heathen be judged in thy fight.

20 Put them in fear, O LORD: that the nations may know thenifelves to be but men. Selah.



TN the LoxD put 1 my truft: how fay ye to my foul, Flee as a hird to your mountain?

2 For, lo, the wicked bend their bow, they make ready their arrow upon the itring, that they may privily hoot at the upright in heart."

3 If the foundations be deftroyed, what can the righteous do?

4 The LORD is in his holy temple, THY Randeft thou afar off, O the LORD's throne is in heaven: his LORD why hideft thou thfelfieyes behold, his eyelids try the children of men.

in times of trouble?

2 The wicked In bis pride doth per

5 The LORD trieth the righteous:

David boatetbof divine mercy, PSALMS.

His hatred of idolatry,

but the wicked and him that loveth no knowledge? who cat up my people, violence his foul hateth. Jas they eat bread, and call not upon 6 Upon the wicked he fhall rain the LORD. fnares, fire and brimftone, and an 5 There were they in great fear: horrible tempeft: this ball be the for God is in the generation of the portion of their cup. righteous.

7 For the righteous LORD loveth 6 Ye have fhamed the counfel of righteoufnefs; his countenance doth the poor, because the LORD is his behold the upright.



7 Oh that the falvation of Ifrael To the chief musician upon Shemi-ere come out of Zion! when theLoRD nith, a pfalm of David. bringeth back the captivity of his HELP LORD; for the godly man people, Jacob hall rejoice, and Ifrael ceafeth; for the faithful fail from thall be glad among the children of men.

2 They fpeak vanity every one with his neighbour: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak.

A pfalm of David.

be who shall abide in thy ta holy hill?

bernacle who fhall dwell in thy

3 The LORD fhall cut off all flat- 2 He that walketh uprightly, and tering lips, and the tongue that fpeak-worketh righteoufnefs, and fpeaketh eth proud things:

4 Who have faid, With our tongue will we prevail; our lips are our own: who is lord over us?

the truth in his heart.

3 He that backbiteth not with his tongue, nor doeth evil to his neighbour, nor taketh up a reproach against 5 For the oppreffion of the poor, his neighbour. for the fighing of the needy, now 4 In whofe eyes a vile perfon is will 1 arife, faith the LORD; I will contemned; but he honoureth them fet him in fafety from bim that puff-that fear the LORD. He that fweareth eth at him. to his own hurt, and changeth not. 6 The words of the LORD are pure 5 He that putteth not out his money words: as filver tried in a furnace of to ufury, nor taketh reward against earth, purified feven times. the innocent. He that doeth thefe 7 Thou fhalt keep them, O LORD, things fhall never be moved. thou fhalt preferve them from this generation for ever.


Michtam of David.

8 The wicked walk on every fide,DRESERVE me, O God: for in thee when the vileft men are exalted.


To the chief mufician, a pfalm of

Ow long wilt thou forget me, o
LORD? for ever? how long wilt

thou hide thy face from me?

do I put my truft.

2 0 my foul, thou haft faid unto the LORD, Thou art my Lord: my goodnefs extendeth not to thee;

earth, and to the excellent, in whom is all my delight.

2 How long thall I take counfel in 4 Their forrows fhall be multiplied my foul, having forrow in my heart that haften after another god: their daily how long fhall mine enemy be drink offerings of blood will I not exalted over me? offer, nor take up their names into

3 Confider and hear me, O LORD my lips. my God: lighten mine eyes, left t fleep the fleep of death;

5 The LORD is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou 4 Left mine enemy fay, I have pre-maintaineft my lot.

vailed against him; and thofe that 6 The lines are fallen unto me in trouble mie rejoice when I am moved. pleafant places; yea, I have a goodly 5 But I have trufted in thy mercy; heritage. my heart fhall rejoice in thy falva 7 I will blefs the LORD, who hath tion, given me counfel: my reins alfo in 6 I will fing unto the LORD, be-truct me in the night feafons. cause he hath dealt bountifully with

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8 I have fet the LORD always before ne: because he is at my right hand, 1 fhall not be moved.

9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh alfo hall reft in hope.

HE fool hath faid in his heart, There is no God. They are cor- 10 For thou wilt not leave my foul rupt, they have done abominable in hell; neither wilt thou fuffer thine works, there is none that doeth good. Holy One to fee corruption.

2 The LORD looked down from II Thou wilt fhew me the path of heaven upon the children of men, tollife: in thy prefence is fulness of fee if there were any that did under-oy; at thy right hand there are plezftand, and feek God." fures for evermore.

3 They are all gone afide, they are all together become filthy; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.

4 Have all the workers of iniquityl

A prayer of David.
LTEAR the right, O LORD, attend
unto my cry, give ear unto my

David praifeth God for


bis manifold bleings.

prayer, that goeth not out of feigned) 6 In my diftrefs I called upon the Tips.

2 Let my fentence come forth from thy prefence; let thine eyes behold the things that are equal.

LORD, and cried unto my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even into his ears.

3 Thou haft proved mine heart; 7 Then the earth fhook and tremthou haft vifited me in the night; bled; the foundations alfo of the hifis thou haft tried, me, and fhalt find moved and were fhaken, because he nothing; I am purpofed that my was wroth. mouth fhall not tranfgrefs.

4 Concerning the works of men, by the word of thy lips I have kept me from the paths of the deftroyer.

5 Hold up my goings in thy paths, that my footfteps flip not.

6 1 have called upon thee, for thou wilt hear me, O God: incline thine ear unto me, and bear my fpeech.

7 Shew thy marvellous loving kindnefs, Othou that faveft by thy right hand them which put their truft in thee from thofe that rife up against them.

8 Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the fhadow of thy wings.

9 From the wicked that opprefs me, from my deadly enemies, whe compafs me about."

ro They are inclofed in their own fat: with their mouth they fpeak proudly.

II They have now compaffed us in our fteps: they have fet their eyes bowing down to the earth;

12 Like as a lion that is greedy of his prey, and as it were a young fion lurking in fecret places,

13 Arife, O LORD, difappoint him, caft him down: deliver my foul from the wicked, which is thy fword:

14 From men which are thy hand, O LORD, from men of the world, which have their portion in this life, and whofe belly thou filleft with thy hid treafure, they are full of children, and leave the ref of their fubftance to their babes.

15 As for me, I will behold thy face in righteoufnefs: I fhall be fatisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness. PSALM XVIII.

To the chief musician, a pfalm of David, the fervant of the LORD, who spake unto the LORD the words of this fong in the day that the LORD delivered him from the hand of all his enemies, and from the hand of Saul: and he faid, I WILL love thee, O LORD, my


2 The LORD is my rock, and my fortrefs, and my deliverer; my God, my firength, in whom I will truft; my buckler, and the horn of my fal vation, and my high tower.

3 I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praifed: fo fhall I be faved from mine enemies.

8 There went up a fmoke out of his nofirils, and fire out of his mouth devoured: coals were kindled by it.

9 He bowed the heavens alfo, and came down and darknefs was under his feet.

10 And he rode upon a cherub, and did fly: yea, he did fly upon the wings of the wind.

II He made darkness his fecret place; his pavilion round about him were dark waters and thick clouds of the fkies.

12 Atthebrightnefs that was before him his thick clouds paffed, hail ones and coals of fire.

13 The LORD alfo thundered in the heavens, and the Highest gave his voice; hail ones and coals of fire.

14 Yea, he fent out his arrows, and fcattered them; and he thot out lightnings, and difcomfited them.

15 Then the channels of waters were feen, and the foundations of the world were difcovered, at thy rebuke, O LORD, at the blaft of the breath of thy noftrils.

16 He fent from aboye, he took me, he drew me out of many waters,

17 He delivered me from my ftrong enemy, and from them which hated me: for they were too ftrong for me.

18 They prevented me in the day of my calamity: but the LORD was my ftay.

19 He brought me forth alfo into a large place; be delivered me, because The delighted in me.

20 The LORD rewarded me accord ing to my righteoufnefs; according to the cleannels of my hands hath he recompenfed me.

21 For I have kept the ways of the LORD, and have not wickedly departed from my God.

22 For all his judgments toere before me, and I did not put away his flatutes from me.

23 I was alfo upright before him, and I kept myself from mine inlquity.

24 Therefore hath the LORD recompenfed me according to my righteoufnefs, according to the cleanneis of my hands in his eyefight.

25 With the merciful thou wilt fhew thyfelf merciful; with an upright man thou wilt fhew thyfelf upright;

26 With the pure thou wilt fhew 4 The forrows of death compaffed thy felf pure; and with the froward me, and the floods of ungodly men thou wilt fhew thyfelf troward. made me afraid.

27 For thou wilt fave the afflicted

s The forrows of hell compaffed people; but wilt bring down high me about: the faares of death pre-looks. vented me.

28 For thou wilt light my candle;

David praifeth God for his mercy, PSALMS. the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness.

29 For by thee I have run through a troop; and by my God have leaped over a wall.

30 As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the LORD is tried: bet is a buckler to all thofe that truft in kim.

31 For who is God fave the LORD or who is a rock fave our God?

32 It is God that girdeth me with ftrength, and maketh my way perfect. 33 He maketh my feet like hinds' feet, and fetteth me upon my high places.

34 He teacheth my hands to war, fo that a bow of fteel is broken by mine arms.

35 Thou haft alfo given me the field of thy falvation: and thy right hand hath holden me up, and thy gentleness hath made me great.

36 Thou haft enlarged my fleps under me, that my feet did not flip. 37 I have purfued mine enemies, and overtaken them: neither did I turn again till they were confumed.

38 have wounded them that they were not able to rife: they are fallen under my feet.

39 For thou haft girded me with ftrength unto the battle: thou haft fubdued under me thofe that rofe up against me.

40 Thou haft alfo given me the necks of mine enemies; that I might deftroy them that hate me.

41 They cried, but there was none to fave them: even unto the LORD, but he answered them not.

42 Then did I beat them fmall as the duft before the wind: I did caft them out as the dirt in the ftreets.

43 Thou haft delivered me from the ftrivings of the people; and thou haft made me the head of the heathen: a people whom I have not known thall ferve me.

and prayeth for grace.

God; and the firmament fheweth HE beavens declare the glory of his handy work.

2 Day unto day uttereth fpeech, and night unto night fheweth knowledge.

3 There is no fpeech nor language, where their voice is not heard.

4 Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he fet a tabernacle for the fun,

5 Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a ftrongman to run a race.

6 His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unte the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.

7 The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the foul: the teftimony of the LORD is fure, making wife the fimple.

8 The ftatutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.

9 The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever the Judgments of the LORD are true and righteous alto. gether.

10 More to be defired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: weeter alfo than honey, and the honey comb.

II Moreover by them is the fervant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward.

12 Who can understand bis errors? cleanfe thou me from fecret fault.

13 Keep back thy fervant alfo from prefumptuous fins; let them not have dominion over me: then fhall I be upright, and I fhall be innocent from the great tranfgreffion.

14 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be ac ceptable in thy fight, O LORD, my ftrength,and my redeemer. PSALM XX.


44 As foon as they hear of me, they fhall obey me: the ftrangers To the chief musician, a pfalm of thall fubmit themselves unto me. 45 The frangers fall fade away, and be afraid out of their clofe pla ces.

46 The LORD liveth; and bleffed be my rock; and let the God of my falvation be exalted.

47 It is God that avengeth me, and fubdueth the people under me.

48 He delivereth me from mine enemies: yea, thou lifteft me up above thofe that rife up against me: thou haft delivered me from the violent man.

49 Therefore will I give thanks un. tothee, O LORD, among the heathen, and fing praifes unto thy name.

50 Great deliverance giveth he to his king; and fheweth mercy to his anointed, to David, and to his feed for evermore.


THE LORD hear thee in the day of

Jacob defend thee.

2 Send thee help from the fanctuary, and ftrengthen thee out of Zion.

3 Remember all thy offerings, and accept thy burnt facrifice. Selah. 4 Grant thee according to thine own heart, and fulfil all thy counfel.

5 We will rejoice in thy falvation, and in the name of our God we will fet up our banners: the LORD fulfil all thy petitions.

6 Now know I that the LORD faveth his anointed; he will hear him from his holy heaven with the faving ftrength of his right hand.

7 Some truft in chariots, and fome in horfes: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God.

8 They are brought down and To the chief mufician, a pfalm of fallen: but we are rifen, and fland



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