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5 My wounds stink and are corrupt Because of my foolishness.

6 I am 'troubled; I am bowed down greatly;

I go mourning all the day long.

7 For my loins are filled with fa loathsome disease;

And there is no soundness in my flesh.

8 I am feeble and sore broken:

I have roared by reason of the disquietness of my


LORD, all my desire is before thee;

And my groaning is not hid from thee.


10 My heart panteth, my strength faileth me:

As for the light of mine eyes, it also is 'gone from me. 11 My lovers and my friends i stand aloof from my 'sore; And my 'kinsmen stand afar off.

12 They also that seek after my life 'lay snares for me; And they that seek my hurt m speak mischievous things,

And imagine deceits all the day long.

13 But I, as a deaf man, heard not;


And I was as a dumb man that openeth not his mouth.

14 Thus I was as a man that heareth not,

And in whose mouth are no reproofs.



For 'in thee, O LORD! do I hope: Thou wilt 'hear, O LORD my God!

16 For I said, "Hear me, lest otherwise they should rejoice over me:"

When my foot slippeth, they magnify themselves against me.

17 For I am ready to halt,

And my sorrow is continually before me.

Heb. wried.

e See Job 30. 28.

f Job 7. 5.

Job 3. 24. Isa. 59. 11.

Heb. not with me.

h See Job 19. 18.

Luke 10. 81, 32.

4 Heb. stroke.

5 Or, neighbours.

k Luke 23. 49.

12 Sam. 17. 1-8.

m2 Sam. 16. 7, 8.
See 2 Sam. 16. 10.

Or, thee do I wait for.

• 2 Sam. 16. 12.

7 Or, answer.

P Deut. 82. 85,

9 Sce Job 19. 5.

8 Heb. for halting.
Psa. 33, 15.

18 For I will declare mine iniquity;

I will be sorry s

for my sin.

19 But mine enemies are lively, and they are strong; And they that hate me wrongfully are multiplied. 20 They also that render evil for good are mine adver


Because I follow the thing that good is.

21 Forsake me not, O LORD!

O my God, be not far from me!

22 Make haste "to help me, O LORD "my salvation!

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1 I said, I will a take heed to my ways, That I sin not with my tongue :

I will keep 'my mouth with a bridle,
While the wicked is before me.
2 I was dumb with silence,

I held my peace, even from good;
And my sorrow was 'stirred.

a 1 Kings 2. 4. 2 Kings

10. 81.

b Col. 4. 5.


David's care of his thoughts, 1-3; the consideration of the brevity and vanity of life, 4-6, the reverence of God's judgments, 7-9, and prayer, are his helps to a patient faith, 10–13.

To the chief Musician, even to Jeduthun. A Psalm of David.

3 My heart was hot within me,


While I was musing the fire burned:
Then spake I with my tongue,

LORD, make me to know mine end,

1 Heb. a bridle, or, muz

zle for my mouth.
James 8. 2.

10 Heb. for my help.

u Isa. 12. 2.

2 Heb. troubled

с < Jer. 20. 9.

And the measure of my days, what it is;
That I know how frail I am.


5 Behold, thou hast made my days as a handbreadth; And mine age is as nothing before thee:

Verily every man at his best state is altogether vanity. Selah!

6 Surely every man walketh in 'a vain show:

Surely they are disquieted in vain:



He heapeth up riches-and knoweth not who shall gather them.

7 And now, LORD, what wait I for? My hope is in thee.

8 Deliver me from all my transgressions: Make me not the reproach of the foolish. 9 I was dumb, I opened not my mouth; Because thou didst it.

10 Remove thy stroke away from me:

I am consumed by the 'blow of thy hand.

11 When thou with rebukes dost correct man for iniquity, Thou makest 'his beauty to consume away like a moth: Surely every man is vanity. Selah!

Hear my prayer, O LORD! and give ear unto my


Hold not thy peace at my tears:

For I am a stranger with thee,


And a sojourner, as all my fathers were. 13 O'spare me, that I may recover strength, Before I go hence, and m be no more.

3 Or, what time I have here. d See Job 7. 6.

Heb. settled.

Heb. an image. 1 Cor. 7. 31.
James 4. 14.

e Job 27. 17. Eccl. 2. 18, 21, 26.
and 5. 14. Luke 12.
20, 21.

f Lev. 10. 8. Job. 40. 4, 5. Psa. 33. 18. Lev. 25. 23. 1 Chron. 29. 15, g 2 Sam. 16. 10. Job 2. 10.

h See Job 9. 84.

Psa. 119. 19. 2 Cor. 5. 6. Heb. 11. 13. 1 Peter 1. 17. and 2. 11.

Heb. conflict.

7 Heb. that which is to be de-
sired in him to melt away.

Job 4. 19. Isaiah 50. 9.
Hos. 5. 12.

* Gen. 47. 9.

1 Job 10. 20, 21.

m Job 14. 10-12.



David's complaint in his sickness, 1–7; by faith he triumpheth over his enemies, 8–10.

To the chief Musician on Neginoth upon Sheminith, [or, To the chief Musician on the stringed instruments; [this Psalm to be sung with] an octave or bass accompaniment.] A Psalm of David.

10 a LORD! rebuke me not in thine anger, Neither chasten 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 soul is also sore vexed;

But thou, O LORD, how long?

4 Return, O LORD, deliver my soul:

O save me for thy mercies' sake.

5 For in death there is no remembrance of thee:
In the grave who shall give thee thanks?
6 I am weary with my groaning;

'All the night make I my bed to swim;
I water my couch with my tears.

7 Mine deye is consumed because of grief;
It waxeth old because of all mine enemies.


Psa. 88. 1. Jer. 10. 24.

b Hosea 6. 1.

See Psa. 88. 11.

Depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity;

For the LORD hath heard the voice of my weeping.

9 The LORD hath heard my supplication;

The LORD will receive my prayer.

10 Let all mine enemies be ashamed and sore vexed: Let them return and be ashamed suddenly.

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The reward of those who are merciful to the poor, 1-3; David complaineth of his enemies' treachery, 4–9; he appealeth to God for succour, 10–13.

T To the chief Musician. A Psalm of David.

1 Blessed is he that considereth 'the poor:
The LORD will deliver him 'in time of trouble.

2 The LORD will preserve him, and keep him alive;
And he shall be blessed upon the earth:


And thou wilt not deliver him unto the will of his


3 The LORD will strengthen him upon the bed of languishing:

Thou wilt make all his bed in his sickness.



I said, "LORD, be merciful unto me:

Heal my soul; for I have sinned against thee."

5 Mine enemies speak evil of me,

"When shall he die, and his name perish?"

6 And if he come to see me, he speaketh vanity: His heart gathereth iniquity to itself;

When he goeth abroad he telleth it.

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7 All that hate me whisper together against me: Against me do they devise 'my hurt.

8 "An evil disease," say they, "cleaveth fast unto him; And now that he lieth he shall rise up no more."

9 Yea, 'mine own familiar friend,


(In whom I trusted, which did eat of my bread,) Hath lifted up his heel against me.

a Prov. 14. 21.

1 Or, the weak, or sick.

2 Heb. in the day of evil.

-3 Or, do not thou deliver. Psa. 27. 12.

4 Heb. turn.

b2 Chron. 80. 20.

c Prov. 26. 24-26.
Heb. evil to me.
Heb a thing of Belial,

"Heb. the man of my peace.
2 Samuel 15. 12. Job 19. 19.
Psa. 55. 12, 18, 20. Jer. 20. 10.
d Obad. 7. John 18, 18.
Heb. magnified.

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