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Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine
by the sides of thine house :
thy children like olive-plants
round about thy table.
Behold, that thus shall the man be blessed
that feareth JEHOVAH.
JEHOVAH shall bless thee out of Sion :
and thou shalt see the good of Jerusalem
all the days of thy life.
Yea, thou shalt see thy children's children,
and peace upon Israel.


A SONG OF DEGREES. MANY a time have they afflicted me from my youth, 1: may Israel now say: Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth : 2 yet they have not prevailed against me. The plowers plowed upon my back : they made long their furrows. JEHOVAH is righteous : he hath cut asunder the cords of the wicked. Let them all be confounded and turned back, that hate Sion. Let them be as the grass upon the house-tops, which withereth afore it groweth up: wherewith the mower filleth not his hand; nor he that bindeth sheaves his bosom. Neither do they which go by say, The blessing of JEHOVAH be upon you: we bless you in the name of JEHOVAH.


1. OUT of the depths have I cried unto thee,

JEHOVAH, hear my voice:
let thine ears be attentive to the voice of my sup-

3. If thou, Jehovah, shouldest mark iniquities,

O JEHOVAH, who shall stand ?
But there is forgiveness with thee,
that thou mayest be feared.
I wait for JEHOVAH,
my soul doth wait,
and in his word do I hope.
My soul waiteth for JEHOVAH.
more than they that watch for the morning :
I say, more than they that watch for the morning.
Let Israel hope in JEHOVAH: .
for with Jehovah there is mercy,
and with him is plenteous redemption..
And he shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities.


JEHOVAH, my heart is not haughty,
nor mine eyes lofty:
neither do I exercise myself in great matters,
or in things too high for me.
Surely I have behaved and quieted myself,

as a child that is weaned of his mother :
my soul is even as a weaned child.
Let Israel hope in Jehovah
from henceforth and for ever.

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A SONG OF DEGREES. JEHOVAH, remember David, and all his afflictions: 1 How he sware unto JEHOVAH, and vowed unto the mighty God of Jacob; Surely I will not come into the tabernacle of my house, 3 nor go up into my bed; I will not give sleep to mine eyes, or slumber to mine eye-lids, until I find out a place for Jehovah, an habitation for the mighty God of Jacob. Lo, we heard of it at Ephratah : we found it in the fields of the wood. We will go into his tabernacles : we will worship at his footstool. Arise, O JEHOVAH, into thy rest; thou, and the ark of thy strength. Let thy priests be clothed with righteousness; and let thy saints shout for joy. For thy seryant David's sake, turn not away the face of thine Anointed. JEHOVAH hath sworn in truth unto David; he will not turn from it: Of the fruit of thy body will I set upon thy throne. If thy children will keep my covenant

12 and my testimony that I shall teach them, their children shall also sit upon thy throne for evermore.

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For Jehovah hath chosen Sion;
he hath desired it for his habitation.
This is my rest for ever :
here will I dwell;
for I have desired it.
I will abundantly bless her provision :
I will satisfy her poor with bread.
I will also clothe her priests with salvation :
and her saints shall shout aloud for joy.
There will I make the horn of David to bud :
I have ordained a lamp for mine Anointed.
His enemies will I clothe with shame:
but upon himself shall his crown flourish.

BEHOLD, how good and how pleasant it is
for brethren to dwell together in unity!
'It is like the precious ointment upon the head,
that ran down upon the beard,
even Aaron's beard :
that went down to the skirts of his garments;
As the dew of Hermon,
and as the dew that descended upon the mountains

of Sion:
for there JEHOVAH commanded the blessing,
even life for evermore.


A SONG OF DEGREES. BEHOLD, bless ye JEHOVAH, all ye servants of JEHOVAH. which by night stand in the house of Jehovah.


Lift up your hands in the sanctuary,
and bless JEHOVAH.
JEHOVAH, that made heaven and earth,
bless thee out of Sion.

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PRAISE ye Jehovah. Praise ye the name of JEHOVAH : praise him, O ye servants of Jehovah. Ye that stand in the house of Jehovah, in the courts of the house of our God, Praise ye Jehovah; for Jehovah is good : sing praises unto his name;, for it is pleasant. For Jehovah hath chosen Jacob unto himself, and Israel for his peculiar treasure. For I know that Jehovah is great, and that our Jehovah is above all gods. Whatsoever JEHOVAH pleased, that did he in heaven and in earth, in the seas, and all deep places. He causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth; he maketh lightnings for the rain ; he bringeth the wind out of his treasuries. Who smote the first-born of Egypt, both of man and beast. Who sent tokens and wonders into the midst of thee, 9

O Egypt, i upon Pharoah and upon all his servants. Who smote great nations,

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