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76 Let, I pray thee, thy merciful kindness be "for my comfort,

According to thy word unto thy servant.

77 Let thy tender mercies come unto me, that I may

live;

For thy law is my delight.

78 Let the proud be ashamed; for they dealt perversely with me without a cause:

But I will meditate in thy precepts.

79 Let those that fear thee turn unto me,

And those that have known thy testimonies.

80 Let my heart be sound in thy statutes, That I be not ashamed.

CAPH.

81 My a soul fainteth for thy salvation, But I hope in thy word.

82 Mine eyes fail for thy word,

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Saying, When wilt thou comfort me?

83 For I am become like a bottle in the smoke, Yet do I not forget thy statutes.

84 How many are the days of thy servant?

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When wilt thou execute judgment on them that persecute me?

85 The proud have digged pits for me, Which are not after thy law.

86 All thy commandments are "faithful:

They persecute me wrongfully; help thou me. 87 They had almost consumed me upon earth, But I forsook not thy precepts.

88 Quicken me after thy loving-kindness,

So shall I keep the testimony of thy mouth.

12 Heb. to comfort me.

z Psa. 25. 8.

a Psa. 78. 26, and 84. 2. b Paa. 69. 8.

c Job 30. 30. As the bottles in the
East are made of skins, it is evi-
dent that one hung up in the
smoke must soon be shrivelled up
and become useless.-Townsend.

d Psa. 89. 4.

e Rev. 6. 10.

f Psa. 85. 7. Prov. 16. 27 13 Heb. faithfulness.

LAMED.

898 Forever, O LORD!

Thy word is settled in heaven.

90 Thy faithfulness is "unto all generations:

Thou hast established the earth, and it "abideth.

91 They continue this day according to thine ordinances,

For all are thy servants.

?? Unless thy law had been my delights,

I should then have perished in mine affliction.

93 I will never forget thy precepts,

For with them thou hast quickened me.

94 I am thine-save me;

For I have sought thy precepts.

95 The wicked have waited for me to destroy me,

But I will consider thy testimonies.

96 I have seen an end of all perfection,

But thy commandment is exceeding broad.

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5 Psa. 89. 2. Mat. 24. 34, 35.

1 Pet. 1. 25.

14 Heb. to generation and generation. Psa, 89. 1.

98 Thou through thy commandments hast made me i wiser than mine enemies,

For "they are ever with me.

99 I have more understanding than all my teachers, Forthy testimonies are my meditation.

100 I understand more than the ancients,

Because I keep thy precepts.

101 I have refrained my feet from every evil way, That I might keep thy word.

102 I have not departed from thy judgments,

For thou hast taught me.

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103 How "sweet are thy words unto my "taste!
Yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
104 Through thy precepts I get understanding,
Therefore I hate every false way.

NUN.

105 Thy word is a "lamp unto my feet,
And a light unto my path.

106 IP have sworn, and I will perform it,
That I will keep thy righteous judgments.
107 I am afflicted very much:

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Quicken me, O LORD!

According unto thy word.

108 Accept, I beseech thee, the freewill offerings of my mouth, O LORD!

And teach me thy judgments.

109 My soul is continually in my hand,

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Yet do I not forget thy law.

110 The wicked have laid a snare for me,

Yet I erred not from thy precepts.

111 Thy testimonies have I taken as a heritage forever,

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For they are the rejoicing of my heart.

112 I have inclined my heart to "perform thy statutes

always,

Even unto the end.

SAMECH.

113 I hate vain thoughts, But thy law do I love.

114 Thou art my hiding-place and

n Psa. 19. 10. Prov. 8. 11.

17 Heb. palate.

• Prov. 6. 23.

18 Or, candle.

I hope in thy word.

115 Depart "from me, ye evil-doers,

For I will keep the commandments of my God.

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116 Uphold me according unto thy word, that I may live,

And let me not be ashamed of my hope.

117 Hold thou me up, and I shall be safe;

And I will have respect unto thy statutes continually.

118 Thou hast trodden down all them that err from thy

statutes,

For their deceit is falsehood.

119 Thou "puttest away all the wicked of the earth like dross,

Therefore I love thy testimonies.

120 My flesh trembleth for fear of thee, And I am afraid of thy judgments.

AIN.

121 I have done judgment and justice:
Leave me not to mine oppressors.
122 Be surety for thy servant for good:
Let not the proud oppress me.

123 Mine eyes fail for thy salvation,

And for the word of thy righteousness.

124 Deal with thy servant according unto thy mercy, And teach me thy statutes.

125 I am thy servant; give me understanding,

That I may know thy testimonies.

126 It is time for thee, LORD, to work;

For they have made void thy law.

127 Therefore I love thy commandments above gold; Yea, above fine gold.

128 Therefore I esteem all thy precepts concerning all

things to be right,

And I hate every false way.

Psa. 25. 2. Rom. 5. 5. and 9. 88. and 10. 11.

20 Heb. causest to cease.
w Ezek. 22. 18.

x Hab. 8. 16.
y Heb. 7. 22.

Psalm 19. 10.
Prov. 8, 11.

PE.

129 Thy testimonies are wonderful,
Therefore doth my soul keep them.
130 The entrance of thy words giveth light;
It giveth understanding unto the simple.
131 I opened my mouth, and panted,

For I longed for thy commandments.

132 Look thou upon me, and be merciful unto me,

"As thou usest to do unto those that love thy name. 133 Order my steps in thy word,

And let not any iniquity have dominion over me. 134 Deliver me from the oppression of man,

So will I keep thy precepts.

135 Make thy face to shine upon thy servant, And teach me thy statutes.

136 Rivers of waters run down mine eyes, Because they keep not thy law.

TSADDI.

137 Righteous art thou, O LORD!

And upright are thy judgments.

138 Thy testimonies that thou hast commanded

Are "righteous and very "faithful.

139 My zeal hath "consumed me,

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Because mine enemies have forgotten thy words.

140 Thy fword is very "pure,

Therefore thy servant loveth it.

141 I am small and despised,

Yet do not I forget thy precepts.

142 Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, And thy law is the truth.

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