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David's confidence.


His prayer in diftreft.

9 Save, LORD: let the king hear us, of the womb thou didst make me when we call. hope when I was upon my mother's breafts.


To the chief mufician, a pfalm of

THE king fhall joy in thy ftrength, O LORD; and in thy falvation how greatly fhall he rejoice!

2 Thou hast given him his heart's defire, and häft not withholden the requent of his lips. selah.

3 For thou preventeft him with the bleffings of goodnefs: thou fetteft a crown of pure gold on his head.

4 He asked life of thee, and thou gaveft it him, even length of days for

ever and ever.

5 His glory is great in thy falvation: honour and majefty haft thou laid upon him.

6 For thou haft made him moft bleffed for ever: thou haft made him exceeding glad with thy coun


7 For the king trufleth in the LORD, and through the mercy of the moft High he fhall not be moved.

8 Thine hand fhall find out all thine enemies; thy right hand fhall find out thofe that hate thee.

9 Thou shalt make them as a fiery oven in the time of thine anger: the LORD fhall fwallow them up in his wrath, and the fire fhall devour them.) 10 Their fruit fhalt thou deftroy from the earth, and their feed from among the children of men.

11 For they intended evil againft thee: they imagined a mifchievous device, which they are not able to perform.

12 Therefore fhalt thou make them turn their back, when thou fhalt ake ready thine arroser upon thy firings againft the face of them.

13 Be thou exalted, LORD, in thine own ftrength: fo will we fing and praife thy power.

To the chief mufician upon Aijeleth
Shahar, a pfalm of David."
Y God, my
haft thou

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from helping me, and from the words
of my roaring?

20 my God, I cry in the day time, but thou heareft not; and in the night feafon, and am not filent.

3 Bit thou art holy, O thou that inhabireft the praifes of Ifrael.

4 Our fathers trufted in thee: they trufted, and thou didft deliver them. 5 They cried unto thee, and were delivered: they trufted in thee, and were not confounded.

6 But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and defpifed of the people.

7 All they that fee me laugh me to fcorn: they fhoot out the lip, they thake the head, faying,

8 He trufted on the LORD that he would deliver him: let him deliver him, feeing he delighted in him.

9 But thua ari he that took me out

10 I was caft upon thee from the womb: thou art my God from my mother's belly.

II Be not far from me, for trouble is near; for there is none to help.

12 Many buils have compaffed me: ftrong bulis of Bafhan have befet me


13 They gaped upon me with their mouths, as a ravening and a roaring lion.

14 I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint: my heart is like wax; it is melted in the midft of my bowels,

15 My ftrength is dried up like a potiherd; and my tongue cleaveth to my jaws; and thou haft brought me into the duft of death.

16 For dogs have compaffed me: the affembly of the wicked have inclofed me: they pierced my hands and my feet.

17 I may tell all my bones: they look and ftare upon me,

18 They part my garments among them, and caft lots upon my vesture, 19 But be not thou far from me, LORD: O my ftrength, halte thee to help me.

20 Deliver my fout from the fword; my darling from the power of the dog.

21 Save me from the lion's mouth: for thou haft heard me from the horns of the unicorns.

22 I will declare thy name unto my brethren: in the midft of the congregation will I praife thee.

23 Ye that fear the LORD, praife, him; all ye the feed of Jacob, glorify him; and fear him, all ye the feed of Ifrael.

24 For he hath not defpifed nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; neither hath he hid his face from him; but when he cried unto him, he heard.

great congregation: I will pay my 25 My praife ball be of thee in the vows before them that fear him."

25 The meek fhall eat and be fatis. fied: they fhall praife the LORD that feek him: your heart fhall live for ever.

27 All the ends of the world fhall remember and turn unto the LORD and all the kindreds of the nations fhall worship before thee.

28 For the kingdom is the LORD's: and he is the governor among the nations.

29 All they that be fat upon earth, fhall eat and worship; all they that go down to the duft fhall bow before him: and none can keep alive his own foul.

30 A feed fhall ferve him; it shall be accounted to the LORD for a gene ration.

31 They fhall come, and fhall de. clare his righteoufnefs unto a people

David's confidence in God's grace. PSALMS. He prayeth for remißion of fins.

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2. He maketh me to lie down in green paftures: he leadeth me befide the ftill waters.

3 He reftoreth my foul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteoufnels for his name's fake.

4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy ftaff they comfort me. Thou prepareft a table before me in the prefence of mine enemies: thou anointeft my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

6 Surely goodness and mercy fhall follow me all the days of my life and I will dwell in the houfe of the LORD for ever.

PSALM XXIV. A pfalm of David. THE earth is the LORD'S, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell there!n.

2 For he hath founded it upon the fess, and established it upon the foods.

3 Who fhall afcend into the hill of the LORD? and who fhall fand in his Holy place?

mercies and thy loving kindnesses; for they have been ever of old.

7 Remember not the fins of my youth, nor my tranfgreffions: according to thy mercy remember thou me for thy goodnefs fake, O LORD.

8 Good and upright is the LORD: therefore will be teach finners in the way.

9 The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way.

To All the paths of the LORD are mercy and truth unto fuch as keep his covenant and his teftimonies.

11 For thy name's fake, O LORD, pardon mine iniquity; for it is great. 12 What man is he that feareth the LORD? him fhall he teach in the way that he thall choose.

13 His foul fhall dwell at eafe; and his feed all inherit the earth. all inherit the earth.

14 The fecret of the LORD is with them that fear him; and he will thew them his covenant.

15 Mine eyes are ever toward the LORD; for he thall pluck my feet out of the net.

16 Turn thee unto me, and have mercy upon me; for I am defolate and afflicted.

17 The troubles of my heart are enlarged: O bring thou me out of my diftrelles.

18 Look upon mine affiction and my pain; and forgive all my fs. 10 Confider mine enemies; for they many; and they hate me with cruel hatred.

4 He that hath clean hands, and a pore heart, who hath not lifted up his foul unto vanity, nor fworn de-are ceitfully.

5 He shall receive the blefling from the LORD, and righteoufnefs from the God of his falvation.

6 This is the generation of them. that feek him, that feek thy face, O Jacob. Selah.

7 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory fhall come in.

8 Who is this King of glory? The LORD ftrong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle.

9. Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlafting doors; and the King of glory fhall

cune in.

10 Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hofts, he is the King of glory. Selah.

20 O keep my foul, and deliver me: let me not be afhamed; for I put my truft in thee.

21 Let integrity and uprightnefs preferve me; for I wait on thee.

22 Redeem Ifrael, O God, out of all his troubles.

PSALM XXVI. 14pfalm of David. TUDGE me, O LORD; for I have walked in mine integrity: I have trusted alfo in the LORD; therefore I thall not fide.

2 Examine me, O LORD, and prove nie; try my reins and my heart.

3 For thy loving kindnefs is before mine eyes and I have walked in thy truth.

4 I have not fat with vain perfons, neither will I go in with diffemblers 51 have hated the congregation of TNTO thee, O LORD, do I lift uplevit doers; and will not fit with the

Apfaim of David.

my foul.

20 my God, I truft in thee: let me not be afhamed, let not mine enemies triumph over nie.

3 Yea, let none that wait on thee be afhamed: let them be afhamed which tranfgrefs without caufe.

4 Shew me thy ways, O LORD; teach me thy paths.

5 Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my fal vation; on thee do I wait all the day.

Remember, O LORD, thy tender

6 I will wash mine hands in innocency, fo will I compafs thine altar,


7 That I may publish with the voice of thankfgiving, and tell of all thy wondrous works.

8 LORD, I have loved the habitstion of thy houfe, and the place where thine honour dwelleth.

9 Gather not my foul with fingers, nor my life with bloody men:

10 In whole hands i mischief, and their right hand is full of bribes.

David's love to the fervice of God. PSALMS. Why God must be honoured. II But as for me, I will walk in wicked, and with the workers of ini mine integrity: redeem me, and be quity, which fpeak peace to their neighbours, but mifchief is in their

merciful unto me.

12 My foot ftandeth in an even hearts. place in the congregations will 14 Give them according to their blefs the LORD. deeds, and according to the wicked nefs of their endeavours: give them after the work of their hands; render to them their defert.

Apfalm of David.

THE LORD is my light and my falvation; whom fhall I fear? the 5 Because they regard not the LORD is the ftrength of my life; of works of the LORD, nor the opera whom thall I be afraid? tion of his hands, he fhall deftroy

2 When the wicked, even mine ene-them, and not build them up. mies and my foes, came upon me to 6 Bleffed be the LORD, because eat up my Hefh, they fumbled and he hath heard the voice of my fupplications.


3 Though an hoft fhould encamp. 7 The LORD is my ftrength and my against me, my heart fhall not fear: fhield; my heart trufted in him, and though war fhould rife againft me, in I am helped therefore my heart this will I be confident. greatly rejoiceth; and with my fong

4 One thing have I defired of the willl praife him." LORD, that will I feek after; that I 8 The LORD is their ftrength, and may dwell in the houfe of the LORD he is the faving ftrength of his all the days of my life, to behold the anointed. beauty of the LORD, and to enquire 9 Save thy people, and bless thine in his temple. inheritance: feed them alfo, and lift

5 For in the time of trouble helttem up for ever. Shall hide me in his pavilion: in the fecret of his tabernacle fhall he hide


A pfalm of David.

me; he fhall fet me up upon a rolifted G give unto the LORD glory and And now thall mine head unto Lone might

up above mine enemies round about ftrength.


me therefore will I offer in his 2 Give unto the LORD the glory tabernacle facrifices of Joy; due unto his name; worship the Lone fing, yea, I will Ang praises unto the in the beauty of holiness. LORD.

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3 The voice of the LORD is upon 7 Hear, O LORD, when I cry with the waters: the God of glory thun my voice: have mercy alfo upon me, dereth: the LORD is upon many and anfwer me.


8 When thou faidft, Seek ye my 4 The voice of the LORD is powerface; my heart faid unto thee, Thy ful; the voice of the LORD is full of face, LORD, will I feek: majefty.

9 Hide not thy face far from me: 5 The voice of the LORD breaketh pat not thy fervant away in anger: the cedars; yea, the LORD breaketh thou haft been my help; leave me the cedars of Lebanon. not, neither forfake me, O God of muy falvation.

io when my father and my mother forfake me, then the LORD will take me up.

6 He maketh them alfo to skip likea calf; Lebanon and Sirion like a young unicorn.

7 The voice of the LORD divideth the flames of fire.

11 Teach me thy way, O LORD, and 8 The voice of the LORD haketh lead me in a plain path, because of the wilderness; the LORD thaketh mine enemies. the wilderness of Kadeth.

12 Deliver me not over unto the 9 The voice of the LORD maketh will of mine enemies: for falfe wit-the hinds to calve, and difcovereth neffes are rifen up against me, and the forefts; and in his temple doth fuch as breathe out cruelty.

13 I bad fainted, unlefs 1 had beBeved to fee the goodnefs of the LORD in the land of the living.

14 Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he fhall ftrengthen thine Beart: wait, I fay, on the LoRD. PSALM XXVIII.

A pfalm of David.
NTO thee will I cry, O LORD
my rock; be not filent to me:


every one speak of his glory.

10The LORD fitteth upon the flood; yea the LORD fitteth King for ever. II The LORD will give ftrength unto his people; the LORD will blefs his people with peace.


A pfalm and fong at the dedication of the house of David.

thou haft lifted me up, and haft WILL extol thee, O LORD; for

left if thou be filent to me, 1 be-not made my foes to rejoiceover me. come like them that go down into the pit.

2 O LORD my God, I cried unto thee, and thou haft healed me.

3 O LORD, thou hatt brought up my foul from the grave: thou haft kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit.

2 Hear the voice of my fupplications, when I cry unto thee, when i lift up my hands toward thy holy oracle. 3 Draw me not away with the 4 Sing unto the LORD, O ye faints

David's prayer in bis calamity. PSALMS.


Who are bleed. bf his, and give thanks at the re-me, they devifed to take away my membrance of his holiness. 5 For his anger endureth but a mo- 14 But I trufted in thee, O LORD: ment; in his favour is life: weeping I faid, Thou art my God. may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.

15 My times are in thy hand: deliver me from the hand of mine ene

6 And in my profperity I faid, Imies, and from them that perfecute fhall never be moved.

7 LORD, by thy favour thou haft made my mountain to ftand ftrong: thou didit hide thy face, and I was troubled.

8 I cried to thee, O LORD; and unto the LORD I made fupplication.

9 What profit is there in my blood, when I go down to the pit? hall the duft praife thee? fhall it declare thy truth?

io Hear, O LORD, and have mercy upon me: LORD, be thou my helper. II Thou haft turned for me my modrning into dancing: thou haft put off my fackcloth, and girded me with gladness;

12 To the end that my glory may fing praife to thee, and not be filent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever.


To the chief musician, a pfalm of

IN thee, O LORD, do I put my truft;
I let me never be ashamed: deliver

me in thy righteoufnefs.


16 Make thy face to fhine upon thy fervant: fave me for thy mercies' fake.

17 Let me not be athamed, O LORD; for I have called upon thee: let the wicked be afhamed, and let them be filent in the grave."

18 Let the lying lips be put to filence; which fpeak grievous things proudly and contemptuoufly againit the righteous.

19 Ob how great is thy goodness, which thou haft laid up for them that fear thee; bich thou haft wrought for them that trust in thee before the fons of men!

20 Thou shalt hide them in the fecret of thy prefence from the pride of man: thou fhalt keep them fe cretly in a pavilion from the ftrife of tongues.

21 Bleffed be the LORD: for he hath fhewed me his marvellous kindnefs in a ftrong city.

22 For I faid in my hafte, I am cut off from before thine eyes; neverthe

2 Bow down thine ear to me; de-lefs thou heardeft the voice of my liver me speedily: be thou my strong rock, for an houfe of defence to fave me.

3 For thou art my rock and my fortrefs; therefore for thy ame's fake lead me, and guide me.

4 Pull me out of the net that they have laid privily for me: for thou art my ftrength.

5 Into thine hand I commit my Tpirit: thou hatt redeemed me,

LORD God of truth:

6 I have hated them that regard lying vanities: but I truft in the LORD

7 I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy for thou haft confidered my trouble; thou haft known my foul in adverfities;

8 And haft not shut me up into the hand of the enemy: thou haft fet my foot in a large room.

Have mercy upon me, O LORD, for I am in trouble: mine eye is confumed with grief, yea, my foul and my belly.

io For my life is spent with grief, and my years with fighing: my ftrength faileth because of mine in quity, and my bones are confumed.

fupplications when I cried unto thee. 23 O love the LORD, all ye his faints: for the LORD preferveth the faithful, and plentifully rewardeth the proud doer.

24 Be of good courage, and he fball ftrengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD.


A pjaim of David, Mafchil. LESSED is be befe tranfgreffion

B is forgiven, tuje in is covered.

2 Bleffed is the man unto whom the LORD imputeth not iniquity, and in whofe fpirit there is no guile.

3 When I kept filence, my bones waxed old through my roaring all the day long.

4 For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me; my moisture is turned into the drought of fummer. Selah.

51 acknowledge my fin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I faid, I will confess my tranfgreffions unto the LORD; and thou forgaveft the iniquity of my fin. Selah.

6 For this fhall every one that is godly pray unto thee in a time when thou mayet be found: furely in the floods of great waters they shall not come nigh unto him.

11 I was a reproach among all mine enemies, but especially anong my 7 Thou art any hiding place; thou neighbours, and a tear to mine ac-fhalt preferve me from trouble; thou quaintance: they that did fee me fhalt compafs me about with fongs of without fed from me. deliverance. Selah.

121 am forgotten as a dead man out 8 Iwill inftruct thee and teach thee of mund: I am like a broken veffel. in the way which thou fhalt go: I 13 For I have heard the flander of will guide thee with mine eye. many fear was on every fide, while 9 Be ye not as the hore, or s they took counfel together against the mule, which have no underland.

An exhortation to praise God.

PSALMS. The privileges of the godly
WILL blefs the LORD at all times;

ing: whofe mouth muft be held me his praife ball continually be in my with bit and bridle, left they come

near unto thee,

10 Many forrows ball be to the wicked: but he that trufteth in the LORD, mercy fhall compafs him about. II Be glad in the LORD, and rejoice, ye righteous: and thout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart. PSALM XXXIII.

EJOICE in the LORD, O ye righteous: for praife is comely for the upright.

2 Praise the LORD with harp: fing unto him with the pfaltery and an instrument of ten ftrings.

3 Sing unto him a new fong; play kilfully with a loud noise.

4 For the word of the LORD is right; and all his works are done in


5 He loveth righteoufnefs and Judgment: the earth is full of the goodness of the LORD.

6 By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the hoft of them by the breath of his mouth.

7 He gathereth the waters of the fea together as an heap: he layeth up the depth in ftore houfes.

8 Let all the earth fear the LORD: let all the inhabitants of the world ftand in awe of him.

9 For he fpake, and it was done; he commanded, and it ftood faft.

10 The LORD bringeth the counfel of the heathen to nought; he maketh the devices of the people of none] effect.

11 The counfel of the LORD ftandeth for ever, the thoughts of his heart to all generations.


2 My foul fhall make her boat in the LORD: the humble fhall hear thereof, and be glad.

3 0 magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together.

4 I fought the LORD, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my. fears.

5 They looked unto him, and were lightened; and their faces were not afhamed.

6 This poor man cried, and the LORD heard bim, and faved him out, of all his troubles.

7 The angel of the LORD encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.

8 O taite and fee that the LORD is good: bleed is the man that trufeth in him.

9 O fear the LORD, ye his faints: for there is no want to them that fear him.

10 The young lions do lack, and, fuffer hunger: but they that feek the LORD thall not want any good ibing.

11 Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of the LORD.

12 What man is he that defireth life, and loveth many days, that he may fee good?

13 Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from Ipeaking guile.

14 Depart from evil, and do good; feek peace, and pursue it.

15 The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry.

12 Blessed is the nation whofe God 16 The face of the LORD is against is the LORD; and the people whom he them that do evil, to cut off the re bath chofen for his own inheritance.membrance of them from the earth. 13 The LORD looketh from heaven; he beholdeth all the fons of men.

14 From the place of his habitation he looketh upon all the inhabitants of the earth.

15 He fafhionéth their hearts alike; he confidereth all their works.

16 There is no king faved by the multitude of an hoft: a mighty man is not delivered by much strength.

17 An horfe is a vain thing for Safety: neither fall he deliver any by his great ftrength.

18 Behold, the eye of the LORD is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy;

19 To deliver their foul from death, and to keep them alive in famine.

20 Our foul waiteth for the LORD:1 he is our help and our fhield.

21 For our heart shall rejoice in him, because we have trufted in his holy name.

17 The righteous cry, and the LORD heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.

18 The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and faveth fuch as be of a contrite spirit.

19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all.

20 He keepeth all his bones: not one of them is broken.

21 Evil fhall flay the wicked: and they that hate the righteous fhall be defolate.

22 The LORD redeemeth the foul of bis fervants: and none of them that trust ia him shall be defolate. PSALM XXXV. Apjaim of David, PLEAD my cause, O LORD, with

them that ftrive with me: fight against them that fight against me. 2 Take hold of fhield and buckler 22 Let thy mercy, O LORD, be up-and ftand up for mine help. on us, according as we hope in thee. 3 Draw out alfo the fpear, and ftop be way againft them that perfecute me fay unto my foul, I am thy falvation.


4 pfalm of David, when he changed his behaviour before Abimelech; who drove him away, and he departed.

4 Let them be confounded and put to thame that feek after my foul, tet

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