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The prosperity of the wicked. for ever: and let the whole earth be filled with his glory; Amen, and Amen. Jesse are ended. PSALM LXXIII. Toy God is good to Israel, even to such as are of a clean heart.

gone; my steps had well nigh slipped.

3 É. was envious at the foolish, when

4 For there are no bands in their death: but their strength is firm. neither are they plagued like other men.

6 Therefore pride compasseth them as a #.

7 Their eyes stand out with fatness:

8. They are corrupt, and speak wickedly concerning oppression: they speak loftily. vens, and their tongue walketh through the earth. and waters of a full cup are wrung out to them.

, How doth God know?

19 And blessed be his glorious name 20 The prayers of David the son of * A Psalm of yo

2 But as for me, my feet were almost

I saw the prosperity of the wicked. 5 They are not in trouble as other men;

about as a chain ; violence covereth them

they have more than heart could wish. 9 They set their mouth against the hea10 Therefore his people return hither: 11 And they sa

and is there o: in the Most High? 12 Behold, these are the ungodly, who prosper in the world ; they increase in riches. 13 Verily I have cleansed my heart in vain, and washed my hands in innocency. 14 For all the day long have I been plagued, and chastened every morning. 15 If I say, I will speak thus ; behold, I should offend against the generation of thy children. 16 When I thought to know this, it was too painful for me ; 17 Until I went into the sanctuary of God ; then understood I their “nd. 18 Surely thou didst set them in slippery places: thou castedst them down into destruction. 19 How are they brought into desolation, as in a moment they are utterly consumed with terrors. 20 As a dream when one awaketh ; so, O Lokd, when thou awakest, thou shalt despise their image. 21 Thus my heart was grieved, and I was pricked in my reins. 22 So foolish was I, and ignorant; I was as a beast before thee. 23 Nevertheless I am continually with thee: thou hast holden me by my right hand. 24 Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and "...f. me to glory.

PSALMS. The desolation of the sanctuary.

and there is none upon earth that I desire besides thee. 26 My flesh and my heart faileth : but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever. 27 For lo, they that are far from thee shall perish : thou hast destroyed all them that go a whoring from thee. 28 But it is good for me to draw near to God : I have put my trust in the Lord God, that I may declare all thy works. PSALM LXXIV. T Maschil of Asaph. O GOD, why hast thou cast us off for ever? why doth thine anger smoke against the sheep of thy pasture? 2 Remember thy congregation, which thou hast purchased of old; the rod of thine inheritance, which thou hast redeemed ; this mount Zion, wherein thou hast dwelt. 3 List up thy feet unto the perpetual desolations; even all that the enemy hath done wickedly in the sanctuary. 4 Thine enemies roar in i. midst of thy congregations; they set up their ensigns for signs. 5 ..] man was famous according as he had lifted up aves upon the thick trees. 6 But now they break down the carved work thereof at once with axes and ham

iners. 7 o have cast fire into thy sanctuary, they have defiled by casting down the

dwelling-place of thy name to the ground. 8 They said in their hearts, Let us destroy them together: they have burned up all the synagogues of God in the land. 9 We see not our signs: there is no more any prophet : neither is there among us any that knoweth how long. 10 O God, how long shall the adversary reproach shall the enemy blaspheme thy name for ever? 11 Why withdrawest thou thy hand, even thy right hand 2 pluck it out of thy bosom. 12 For God is my King of old, working salvation in the midst of the earth. 13 Thou didst divide the sea by thy strength: thou brakest the heads of the dragons in the waters. 14 Thou brakest the heads of leviathan in pieces, and gavest him to be meat to the people inhabiting the wilderness. 15 Thou didst cleave the fountain and the flood: thou driedst up mighly rivers. 16 The day is thine, i. night also is thine: thou hast prepared the light and the sun. 17 Thou hast set all the borders of the earth: thou hast made summer and winter. 18 Remember this, that the enemy hath reproached, O Lord, and that the foolish

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people have blasphemed thy name.

David rebukes the proud.

19 O deliver not the soul of thy turtledove unto the multitude of the wicked : forget not the congregation of thy poor for ever. 20 Have respect unto the covenant: for the dark places of the earth are full of the habitations of cruelty. 21 O let not the oppressed return ashamed: let the poor and needy praise thy name. 22 Arise, O God, plead thine own cause: remember how the foolish man reproacheth thee daily. 23 Forget not the voice of thine enemies: the tumult of those that rise up against thee increaseth continually. PSALM LXXV. T To the chief Musician, Al-taschith, A Psalm or Song of Asaph. NTO thee, O'God, do we give thanks, unto thee do we give thanks: for that thy name is near, thy wondrous works declare. 2 When I shall receive the congrega. tion I will judge uprightly. 3 The earth and all the inhabitants thereof are dissolved: I bear up the pillars of it. Selah. 4 I said unto the fools, Deal not foolishly ; and to the wicked, Lift not up the horn: 5 List not up your horn on high : speak not with a stiff neck- 6 For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south. 7 But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another. 8 For in the hand of the Lond there is a cup, and the wine is red ; it is full of mixture, and he poureth out of the same : but the dregs thereof, all the wicked of the earth shall wring then out, and drink them. 9 But I will declare for ever; I will sing praises to the God of Jacob. 10 All the horns of the wicked also will I cut off; but the horns of the righteous shall be exalted. PSALM LXXVI. T To the chief Musician, on Neginoth, A Psalm or Song of Asaph. N Judah is God known: his name is great in Israel. 2. In Salem also is his tabernacle, and his dwelling-place in Zion. 3 There brake he the arrows of the bow, the shield, and the sword, and the battle. Selah. 4 Thou art more glorious and excellent than the mountains of prey. 5 The stout-hearted are spoiled, they have slept their sleep: and none of the men of might have found their hands. 6 At thy rebuke, O God of Jacob, both the chariot and horse are cast into a dead sleep.

PSALMS. God's great and gracious works.

7 Thou, even thou, art to be feared: and who may stand in thy sight when once thou art angry! 8 Thou didst cause jud heard from heaven ; the ear was still, 9. When God arose to judgment, to save all the meek of the earth. Selah. 10 Surely the wrath of man shall praise thee: the remainder of wrath shalf thou restrain. 11 Vow, and pay unto the Lord your God: let all ... . round about him bri presents unto him that ought to be feared. 12 He shall cut off the spirit of princes: hc is terrible to the kings of the earth. PSALM LXXVII. "I To the chief Musician, to Jeduthun, A Psalm of Asaph. I CRIED unto God with my voice, even unto God with my voice ; and he gave ear unto me. 2 In the day of my trouble l sought the Lord: my sore ran in the night and ceased not : my soul refused to be comforted. 3 I remembered God, and was troubled: I complained, and my spirit was overwhelmed. Selah. 4 Thou holdest mine eyes waking : 1 am so troubled that I cannot speak. 5 I have considered the days of old, the years of ancient times. 6 I call to remembrance my song in the night: I commune with mine own heart: and my spirit made diligent search. 7 Will the Lord cast off for ever? and will he be favourable no more? 8 Is his mercy clean gone for ever? doth his promise fail for evermore? 9 Hath God forgotten to be gracious? hath he in anger shut up his tender mercies? Selah. 10 And I said, This is my infirmity: but I will remember the years of the right hand of the Most High. 11 I will remember the works of the LoRD : surely I will remember thy wonders of old. 12 I will meditate also of all thy work, and talk of thy doings. 13 Thy way, O God, is in the sanctuary: who is so great a God as our God . 14 Thou art the God that doest wonders: thou hast declared thy strength among the people. 15 *. hast with thine arm redeemed thy ople. the sons of Jacob and Joseph. Selah. 16 The waters saw thee, O God, the waters saw thee; they were afraid: the depths also were troubled. it. The clouds poured out water: the skies sent out a sound: thine arrows also went abroad. 464

ent to be feared, and

God's wrath against the

18 The voice of thy thunder was in the heaven: the lightnings lightened the world: the earth trembled and shook. 19 Thy way is in the sea, and thy path in the great waters, and thy footsteps are not known. 20 Thou leddest thy people like a flock by the hand of Moses and Aaron. PSALM LXXVIII. "I Maschil of Asaph. IVF ear, O my people, to my law : incline your ears to the words of my mouth. 2 I will open my mouth in a parable: I will utter dark sayings of old: 3 Which we have heard and known, and our fathers have told us. 4 We will not hide them from their children, shewing to the generation to come the praises of the Lord, and his strength, and his wonderful works that he hath done. 5 For he established a testimony in Jacob, and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers, that they should make them known to their children: 6 That the generation to come might know them, even the children which should be born : who should arise and declare them to their children: 7 That they might set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments: 8 And might not be as their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation ; a generation that set not their heart aright, foxhole spirit was not steadfast with G

9 The children of Ephraim, being armed, and carrying bows, turned back in the day of battle. 10 They kept not the covenant of God, and refused to walk in his law; 11 And forgat his works, and his wonders that he had shewed them. 12 Marvellous things did he in the sight of their fathers, in the land of Egypt, in the field of Zoan. 13 He divided the sea, and caused them to pass through ; and he made the waters to stand as a heap. 14 In the day-time also he led them with a cloud, and all the night with a light of fire. 15 He clave the rocks in the wilderness, and gave them drink as out of the great depths. 16 He brought streams also out of the rock, and caused waters to run down like rivers. 17 And they sinned yet more against him by provoking the Most High in the wilderness. 18 And they tempted God in their heart by asking meat for their lust. 19 Yea, they wo against God; they 0

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said, Can God furnish a table in the wil-
20 Behold, he smote the rock, that the
waters gushed out, and the streams over-
flowed ; can he give bread also? can he
provide flesh for his people?
21 Therefore the Lord heard this, and
was wroth : so a fire was kindled against
}.} and anger also came up against
srael :
32 Because o believed not in God,
and trusted not in his salvation:
23 Though he had commanded the
clouds from above, and opened the doors
of heaven,
24 And had rained down manna upon
them to eat, and had given them of the
corn of heaven.
25 Man did eat angels' food: he sent
them meat to the full.
26 He caused an east wind to blow in
the heaven : and by his power he brought
in the south wind.
27 He rained flesh also upon them as
dust, and feathered fowls like as the sand
of the sea:
28 And he let it fall in the midst of their
camp, round about their habitations.
29 So they did eat, and were well filled:
for he gave them their own desire;
30 They were not estranged from their
lust: but while their meat was yet in their
31 The wrath of God came upon them,
and slew the fattest of them, and smote
down the chosen men of Israel.
32 For all this they sinned still, and be-
lieved not for his wondrous works.
33 Therefore their days did he con-
sume in vanity, and their years in trouble.
34 When he slew them, then they
sought him : and they returned and in-
quired early after God.
35 And they remembered that God was
their Rock, and the high God their Re-
36 Nevertheless they did flatter him
with their mouth, and they lied unto him
with their tongues.
37 For their heart was not right with
him, neither were they steadfast in his
38 But he, being full of compassion, for-
gave their iniquity, and destroyed then
not : yea, many a time turned he his an-
ger away, and did not stir up all his
39 For he remembered that they were
but flesh; a wind that passeth away, and
cometh not again.
40 How oft did they provoke him in the
wilderness, and grieve him in the desert!
41 Yea, they turned back and tempted
God, and limited the Holy One of Israel.
42 They remembered not his hand, nor

The Israelites provoke God's anger. PSALMS.

The desolation of Jerusalem.

the day when he delivered them from the 'out of sleep, and like a mighty man that

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'shouteth by reason of wine. 66 And he smote his enemies in the

Egypt, and his wonders in the field of hinder o: he put them to a perpetual

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44 And had turned their rivers into

reproac 67 Moreover he refused the tabernacle

blood: and their floods, that they could of Joseph, and chose not the tribe of

not drink.

45 He sent divers sorts of flies among

them, which devoured them ; and frogs which destroyed them.

Ephraim : 68 But chose the tribe of Judah, the

mount Zion which he loved. -- - 69 And he built his sanctuary likehigh

46 He gave also their increase unto palaces, like the earth which he hathes’

the caterpillar, and their labour unto the locust. 47. He destroyed their vines with hail, and their sycamore-trees with frost. 48 He gave up their cattle also to the hail, and their flocks to hot thunder-bolts.

49 He cast upon them the fierceness of

his anger, wrath, and indignation, and trouble, by sending evil angels among them. ño. He made a way to his anger; he spared not their soul from death, but gave their life over to the pestilence; 51 And smote all the first-born in Egypt; the chief of their strength in the tabernacles of Ham : 52 But made his own people to go forth like sheep, and guided them in the wilderness like a flock. 53 And he led them on safely, so that they feared not: but the sea overwhelmed their enemies. 54 And he brought them to the border of his sanctuary, even to this mountain, which his right hand had purchased. 55 He cast out the heathen also before them, and divided them an inheritance by line, and made the tribes of Israel to dwell in their tents. 56 Yet they tempted and provoked the most high God, and kept not his testimonies: 57 Put turned back, and dealt unfaithfully like their fathers: they were turned aside like a deceitful bow. 58 For they provoked him to anger with their ho places, and moved him to joy with their graven images. 59 When God heard this, he was wroth, and greatly abhorred Israel: 60 So that he forsook the tabernacle of Shiloh, the tent which he placed among men; 61 And delivered his strength into captivity, and his glory into the enemy's hand. He gave his people over also unto the sword; and was wroth with his inheritance. 63. The fire consumed theiryoong men; and their maidens were not given to marriage. 64 Their priests fell by the sword; and their widows made no lamentation.

tablished for ever. 70 He chose David also his servant, and took him from the sheepfolds : . 71 From following the ewes great with young he brought him to feed Jacob his people, and Israel his inheritance. . . . 7? So he fed them according to the integrity of his heart; and guided them by the skilfulness of his hands. PSALM LXXIX. T. A Psalm of Asaph. . . . . GOD, the heathen are come into thine inheritance; thy holy temple have they defiled; they have laid Jerusalem on

heaps. 2. The dead bodies of thy servants have they given to be meat unto the fowls of the heaven, the flesh of thy saints unto the beasts of the earth. 3 Their blood have they shed like wa: terround about Jerusalem; and there out none to bury them. 4. We are become a reproach tools neighbours, a scorn and derision to them that are round about us. | 5 How long, Lord, wilt thou o for ever? shall thy jealousy burn likeño 6 Pour out thy wrath upon the heathem that have not known thee, and upon the kingdoms that have not called upon thy name. 7 For they have devoured Jacob, and laid waste his dwelling-place. 8 Oremember not against us form: iniquities: let thy tender mercies speed. ily prevent us: for we are brought very

low. 9 Help us, O God of our salvation, so the glory of thy name: and deliverus, on purge away our sins, for thy name's sake. 10 Wherefore should the heathen say, Where is their God 2 let him be known among the heathen in our sight by the to venging of the blood of thy servants which is shed: 11 Let the sighing of the prisoner come before thee; according to the greatness of thy power preserve thou those that aro appointed to die; 12 And render unto our neighbours : ven-fold into their bosom their reproach,

t;5 Then the Loko awaked as one

wherewith they have reproached thee, LoRd.

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Joseph’s complaint for the church. PSALMS. The negligence of Judges reproved.

13 So we thy people and sheep of thy

pasture will give thee thanks for ever; we

will shew forth th o; to all generations. #o LXXX.

T To the chief Musician upon Shoshannimeduth, A Psalm of Asaph. G'. ear, O Shepherd of Israel, thou that leadest Joseph like a flock; thou that dwellest between the cherubims, shine forth. 2 Before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh stir up thy strength, and come and save us. 3 Turm us again, O God, and cause thy face to shine ; and we shalibe saved. 4 O Lord God of hosts, how long wilt thou #, angry against the prayer of thy eoloie : *ion feedest them with the bread of tears; and givest them tears to drink in great measure. 6 Thou makest us a strife unto our neighbours: and our enemies laugh among themselves. 7Turn usagain, O God of hosts, and cause thy face to shine; and we shall be saved. 8 Thou o a vine out of Egypt: . hast cast out the heathen and planted it. 9 Thou preparedst room before it, and didst cause it to take deep root, and it filled the land. 10 The hills were covered with the shadow of it, and the boughs thereof were like the goodly cedars. 11 She sent out her boughs unto the sea, and her branches unto the river. 12 Why hast thou then broken down her hedges, so that all they which pass by the way do pluck her? 13 The boar out of the wood doth waste it, and the wild beast of the field doth devour it. 14 Return, we beseech thee, O God of hosts: look down from heaven, and behold, and visit this vine ; 15 And the vineyard which thy right hand hath planted, and the branch that thou madest strong for thyself. 16 It is burnt with fire, it is cut down: they perish at the rebuke of thy counteiian Ce. 17 Let thy hand be upon the man of thy right hand, upon the son of man whom thou madest strong for thyself. 18 So will we not go back from thee: quicken us, and we .# call upon thy name. 19 Turn us again, O Lord God of hosts, cause thy face to shine; and we shall be

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. 2. Take a psalm, and bring hither the timbrel, the pleasantharp with the psaltery. . 3 Blow up the trumpet in the new moon, . the time appointed, on our solemn feastay. 4 For this was a statute for Israel, and a law of the God of Jacob. 5 This he ordained in Joseph for a testimony, when he went out through the land of Egypt: where I heard a language that I understood not. 6 I removed his shoulder from the burden: his hands were delivered from the pots. 7 Thou calledst in trouble, and I delivered thee; I answered thee in the secret place of thunder: I proved thee at the waters of Meribah. Selah. 8 Hear, O my people, and l will testify unto thee: O Israel, if thou wilt hearken unto me; 9 There shall no strange god be in thee; neither shalt thou worship any strange god. 10 I am the Lord thy God which brought thee out of the land of Egypt: open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it. 11 But my people would not hearken to my voice; and Israel would none of me. 1? So i gave them up unto their own hearts' lust: and they walked in their own counsels. 13 Oh that my people had hearkened unto me, and Israel had walked in my ways : 14 I should soon have subdued their enemies, and turned my hand against their adversaries. 15 The haters of the Lord should have submitted themselves unto him : but their time should have endured for ever. 16 He should have fed them also with the finest of the wheat: and with honey out of the rock should I have satisfied thee. PSALM LXXXII.

T A Psalm of Asaph. OD standeth in the congregation of the mighty; he judgeth among the gods; 2 How long will ye judge o'; and accept the persons of the wicked 2 Selah. 3 §...; the poor and fatherless: do

justice to the afflicted and needy.

4 Deliver the poor and needy: rid them out of the hand of the wicked. 5 They know not, neither will they un: derstands: they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earthare out of course. 6 I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the Most High. 7 But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes. 8 Arise, O God, judge the earth: for thou shaft inheritail nations. PSALM LXXXIII. "I A Song or Psalm of Asoph; K EEP not thou silence, O God: hold not thy peace, and be not still,060.d. 2 For lo, thine enemies make a tumult:

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