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David exhorts to praise God.

and because of their iniquities are afflicted. 18 Their soul abhorreth all manner of meat; and they draw near to the gates of death. 19 Then they cry unto the Lord in their trouble, and he saveth them out of their *listresses. 20 He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions. 21 Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men 22 And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare his works with #;"; 23 They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters; 4 These see the works of the Lord, and his wonders in the deep. 25 For he commandeth, and raiseth the stormy wind, which lifteth up the waves ereof. 26 They mount up to the heaven, they go down again to the depths: their soul is melted because of trouble. 27 They reel to and fro, and stagger . a drunken man, and are at their wit’s end. 28 Then they cry unto the Lord in their trouble, and he bringeth them out of their distresses. 29 He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still. 30 Then are they glad because they be uiet; , so he bringeth them unto their esired haven. 31 Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men : 32 Let them exalt him also in the congregation of the F.P. and praise him in the assembly of the elders. 33. He turneth rivers into a wilderness, and the 'oï into dry ground ; 34. A fruitful land into barrenness, for the wickedness of them that dwell therein. 35 He turneth the wilderness into a standing water, and dryground into watersprings. 36 And there he maketh the hungry to dwell, that they may prepare a city for habitation; 37 And sow the fields, and plant vineyards, which may yield fruits of increase. 38 He blesseth them also, so that they are multiplied greatly; and suffereth not their cattle to decrease. 39Again,they are diminished and brought low through oppression, affliction, and sorrow. 40 He poureth contempt upon princes, and causeth them to wander in the wilderness, where there is no way. 41 Yet setteth he the poor on high from


17 Fools, because of their transgression,

David's confidence in God. 42 The righteous shall see it, and rethese things, even they shall understand TI A Song or Psalm of David. 2 Awake, psaltery and harp : I myself people : and I will sing praises unto thee vens : and thy truth reacheth unto the heavens : and thy glory above all the save with thy right hand, and answer me. mete out the valley of Succoth. Judah is my lawgiver; I triumph. 11 Wilt not thou, O God, who hast cast 12 Give us help from trouble : for vain for he it is that shall tread down our eneT Tothe chief Musician, APsalm of David. 2 For the mouth of the wicked and the lying tongue. without a cause. 5 Ånd they have rewarded me evil for let Satan stand at his right hand. sin.

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the loving-kindness of the Lond.

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earth : 7 God hath spoken in his holiness; I 8 Gilead is mine; Manasseh is mine; 9 Moab is my washpot ; over Edom 10 Who will bring me into the strong

us off? and wilt not thou, O God, go forth

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mies. PSALM CIX.

OLD not thy peace, O God of my

mouth of the deceitful are opened against 3. They compassed me about also with 4 For my love they are my adversaries:

good, and hatred for my love. 7 When he shall be judged, let him be 8 Let his days be few; and let another

flock. 43 Whoso is wise, and will observe PSALM CVIII. O and give praise, even with my glory. 3 I will praise thee, O Loko, among the 4 For thy mercy is great above the hea5 Be thou exalted, O God, above the 6 That thy beloved may be delivered t will rejoice, I will divide Shechem, and Ephraim also is thestrength of my head; will I cast out my shoe; over Philistia will city? who will lead me into Edom? with our hosts? 13 Through God we shall do valiantly: r ro raise; me: they have spoken against me with a words of hatred ; and fought against me but I give myself unto prayer. 6 Šet thou a wicked man over him: and condemned: and let his prayer become take his office. 478

David complains of his misery.

9 Let his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow. 10 Let his children be continually vagabonds, and beg: let them seek their bread also out of their desolate places. 11 Let the extortioner catch all that he hath ; an let the stranger spoil his labour. 12 Let there be none to extend mercy unto him: neither let there be any to favour his fatherless children. 13 Let his posterity be cut off; and in the generation following let their name be of his fathers be re

blotted out. 14 Let the o membered with the Lord ; and let not the sin of his mother be blotted out. 15 Let them be before the Lord continually, that he may cut off the memory of them from the earth. 16 Because that he remembered not to shew mercy, but persecuted the poor and needy man, that he might even slay the broken in heart. 17 As he loved cursing, so let it come unto him: as he delighted not in blessing, so let it be far from him. 18 As he clothed himself with cursing like as with his garment, so let it come into his bowels like water, and like oil into his bones. 19 Let it be unto him as the garment which covereth him, and for a girdle wherewith he is girded continually. 20 Let this be the reward of mine adversaries from the Lord, and of them that ak evil against my soul. 21 But do thou for me, O God the Lord, for thy name's sake: because thy mercy is good, deliver thou me. 22 For I am poor and needy, and my heart is o within me. 23 I am gone like the shadow when it declineth: I am tossed up and down as the locust. 24 My knees are weak through fasting; and my flesh faileth of fatness. 25 I became also a reproach unto them : when they looked upon me they shaked their heads. 26 Help me, O Lord my God: O save me according to thy mercy: 27 That they may know that this is thy hand; that thou, Lord, hast done it. 28 Let them curse, but bless thou; when they arise, let them be ashamed; but let thy servant rejoice. 29 Let mine adversaries be clothed with shame, and let them cover themselves with

PSALMS. The kingdom and passion of Christ.

PSALM CX. ‘s A Psalm of David. HE LoRD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool. 2 The Lord shall send the rod of thy strength out of Zion: rule thou in the midst of o . hall be will he d 3 Thy people s e willing in the da of thy power, in the .."; i. from the womb of the morning: thou hast the dew of thy youth. 4 The Lord hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek. 5 The Lord at thy right hand shall strike through o in the day of his wrath. 6 He shal |. among the heathen, he shall fill the places with the dead bodies: he shall wound the heads over many countries. 7 He shall drink of the brook in the way: therefore shall he lift up the head. SALM CXI. RAISEye the Lord. I will praise the Lord with my whole heart, in the assembly of the upright, and in the congregation. 2 The works of the Lord are great, sought out of all them that have pleasure therein. 3 His work is honourable and glorious: and his righteousness endureth for ever. 4 He hath made his wonderful works to be remembered: the Lord is gracious and full of compassion. 5 He hath given meat unto them that fear him: he will ever be mindful of his covenant. 6 He hath shewed his people the power of his works, that he may give them the heritage of the heathen. 7 #. works of his hands are verity and judgment; all his commandments are sure. 8. They stand fast for ever and ever, and are done in truth and uprightness. 9 He sent redemption unto his people: he hath commanded his covenant for ever: holy and reverend is his name. iO The fear of the Load is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever. PSALM CXII. Polo ye the Loan. Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord, that delighteth greatly in his commandments. 2 His seed shall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the upright shall be

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their own confusion, as with a mantle. 30 I will greatly praise the Lord with! my mouth; yea, I will praise him among 'the multitude. 31 For he shall stand at the right hand of the poor, to save him from those that condemn his soul i

blessed. 3 Wealth and riches shall be in his house: and his righteousness endureth for ever. 4 Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness: he is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous. 5 A good man oth favour, and lend4

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An exhortation to praise God.

eth: he will guide his affairs with discretion. 6 Surely he shall not be moved for ever: the righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance. 7 He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the Lord. 8 His heart is established, he shall not be afraid, until he see his desire upon his enemies. 9 He hath dispersed, he hath given to the poor; his righteousness endureth for ever; his horn shall be exalted with honour. 10 The wicked shall see it, and be grieved, he shall gnash with his teeth, and melt so : the desire of the wicked shall erism. pen PSALM CXIII. Pool. ye, the Lord. Praise, O ye servants of the Lord, praise the name of the Lord. 2 Blessed be the name of the Lord from this time forth and for evermore. 3 From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same the Lord's name is to be praised. 4 The Lord is high above all nations, and his glory above the heavens. 5 Who is like unto the Lord our God, who dwelleth on high, 6 Who humbleth himself to behold the things that are in heaven, and in the earth 2 7. He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth the needy out of the dunghill; 8 That he may set him with princes, even with the princes of his people. 9 He * the barren woman to kee house, and to be a joyful mother of children. Praise §. the Lord. PSALM CXIV. WH. Israel went out of Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of o language; 2 Judah was his sanctuary, and Israel his dominion. 3 The sea saw it, and fled: Jordan was driven back. 4 The mountains skipped like rams, and the little hills like lambs. 5 What ailed thee, O thousea, that thou fleddest? thou Jordan, that thou wast driven back? 6 Ye mountains, that #. skipped like rams; and ye little hills, like lambs? 7 Tremble, thou earth, at the presence of o Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob: 8 which turned the rock into a standing water, the flint into a fountain of waters. PSALM (XXV. OT unto us, O Lord, not untous, but unto thy name ño glory, for thy mercy, and for thy truth's sake. 2 Wi. should the heathen say, Where is now their God?

PSALMS. Thankfulness for former mercies

3 But our God os in the heavens; he hath done whatsoever he pleased. 4. Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men's hands. 5 They have mouths, but they speak not : eyes have they, but they see not: 6 They have ears, but they lear not: noses have they, but they smell not: 7 They have hands, but they handle not: feet have they, but they walk not: neither speak they through their throat. 8 They that make them are like unto them; so is every one that trusteth in them. 9 O Israel, trust thou in the Lord: he is their help and their shield. 100 house of Aaron, trust in the LoRD ! he is their help and their shield. 11 Ye that fear the Lord, trust in the Lond ; he is their help and their shield. 12 The Lord hath been mindful of us: he will bless us; he will bless the house of Israel; he will bless the house of Aaron. 13 He will bless them that fear the LoRD, both small and great. 14 The Lord shall increase you more and more, you and your children. 15 Ye are blessed of the Lord which made heaven and earth. 16 The heaven, even the heavens, are the LoRD's: but the earth hath he given to the children of men. 17 The dead praise not the Lord, neither any that go down into silence. 18 But we will bless the Lorin from this time forth and for evermore. Praise the LoRd. PSALM CXVI. LOVE the Lord, because he hath heard my voice and m |...}. 2 Recause he hath inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon him as long as I live. 3 The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of hell gat hold upon me: I found trouble and sorrow. 4 Then called I upon the name of the LoRD ; O Lord, I beseech thee, deliver my soul. 5 Gracious is the Lord, and righteous; yea, our God is merciful. c5. The Lord preserveth the simple: I was brought low, and he helped me.9. 7 Return unto thy rest, O my sous; for the Lord hath dealt bountifully with thee. 8 For thou hast delivered my soul from death, mine eyes from tears, and my feet from falling. 9 I will walk before the Lond in the land of the living. 10 I believed, therefore have I spoken: I was greatly afflicted : l 11 I said in my haste, All men are

lars. 12 What shall I render unto the Lord

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Jon exhortation to praise God.

13 I will take the cup of salvation, and I call upon the name of the Lord. 14, I will pay my vows unto the Lord 'now in the presence of all his people. 15 Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints. 16 O Lord, truly I am thy servant; I am thy servant, and the son of thy handmaid: thou hast loosed my bonds. 17 I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will call upon the name of the Lord. 18 I will pay my vows unto the Lord now in the presence of all his people, 19 In the courts of the Lord’s house, in the midst of thee, O Jerusalem. Praise ye the LoRD. PSALM CXVII. PRAISE the Lord, all ye nations; raise him, all ye people. 2 For his merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the Lord endureth for ever. Praise ye the Lond. PSALM CXVIII. GIVE thanks unto the Lord ; for he is good: because his mercy endureth for ever. 2 Let Israel now say, that his mercy endureth for ever. 3 Let the house of Aaron now say, that his mercy endureth for ever. 4 Let them now that fear the Lord say, that his mercy endureth for ever. 5 I called upon the Lord in distress: ; Lord answered me, and set meina large a ce. p 6. The Lord is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me? 7 The Lord taketh my part with them that help me : therefore shall I see my desire upon them that hate me. 8 It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man. 9. It is better to trust in the Load than to put confidence in princes. 10 All nations compassed me about: but in the name of the Lord will I destroy them. 11 They compassed me about; yea, they compassed me about: but in the name of the Lord I will destroy them. 12 They compassed me about like bees; they are quenched as the fire of thorns: for in the name of the Lord I will destroy them. 13 Thou hast thrust sore at me that I might fall : but the Lord helped me. 14. The Lord is my strength and song, and is become my salvation. 15 The voice of rejoicing and salvation ! is in the tabernacles of the righteous: the : right hand of the Lord doeth valiantly. 16. The right hand of the Lord is exalted: the right hand of the Lord doeth valiantly. 17 I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the Lord.

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18 The LoRd hath chastened me sore' but he hath not given me over unto death. 19 Open tome the gates of righteousness: I will go into them, and I will praise the LoRD : 20 This gate of the Lond, into which the righteous shall enter. 21 I will praise thee: for thou hastheard me, and art become my salvation. 22 The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner. 23 This is the Lord's doing; it is marvellous in our eyes. 24 This is the day which the Lond hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. 25 Šave now, I beseech thee, O Lord : O Lond, I beseech thee, send now pros

erity. p §§lessed be he that comethin the name of the LoRD : we have blessed you out of the house of the Lord. 27 God is the Lord, which hath shewed us light: bind the sacrifice with cords, even unto the horns of the altar. 28 Thou art my God, and I will praise thee: thou art my God, I will exalt thee. 29 O give thanks unto the Lond; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever. PSALM CXIX. ALEPH. Bojo are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the Lord. 2 Blessed are the monies, and that see heart3 They also do no iniquity: they walk in his ways. 4 Thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts diligently. 5 O that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes : 6 Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all thy commandments, 7 I will praise thee with uprightness of heart, when I shall have learned thy righteous iudgments. 8 swisskeep thy statutes: O forsake me

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9 Where with shall a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed thereto according to thy word. 10. With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments. 11, Thy word have I hid in my heart, that I might not sin against thee. 12 Blessed art thou, O Lord: teach me thy statutes. 13 With my lips have I declared all the judgments of thy mouth. 14 I have rejoiced in the way of thy testimonies, as much as in all riches. 15 I will meditate in thy precepts, and

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The meditations of David:

16 I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget shy }}."

17 Deal bountifully with thy servant, that I may live, and keep thy word. 18 Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law. 19 I am a stranger in the earth: hide not thy commandments from me. 20 My soul breaketh for the longing that it hath unto thy judgments at all times. 21 Thou hast rebuked the proud that are cursed, which do err from thy commandments. 22 Remove from me reproach and contempt; for I have kept thy testimonies. 23 Princes also did sit and speak against me: but thy servant did meditate in thy statutes. 24 Thy testimonies also are my delight, and my counsellors. DALETH. 25 My soul cleaveth unto the dust: quicken thou me according to thy word. 26 I have declared my ways, and thou heardest me: teach me thy statutes. 27 Make me to understand the way of thy precepts: so shall I talk of thy wondrous works. 28 My soul melteth for heaviness: strengthen thou me according unto thy word. 29 Remove from me the way of lying: and grant me thy law graciously. 30 I have chosen the way of truth: thy judgments have I laid before me. 31 I have stuck unto thy testimonies: O Lord, | me not to shame. 32 I will run the way of thy commandments, when thou shalt enlarge my heart.

33 Teach me, O Lord, the way of th statutes; and I shall keep it unto the end. 34 Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart. 35 Make me to go in the path of thy commandments; for therein do I delight. 36 Incline my heart unto thy testimonies, and not to covetousness. 37 Turn away mine eyes from beholding '...}. and quicken thou me in thy way. 38 Establish thy word unto thy servant, who is devoted to thy fear. 39 Turn away my reproach which I fear: for thy judgments are good. 40 Behold, I have longed after thy precepts: quicken * ogy righteousness.

41 let thy mercies come also unto me, O Lord, even thy salvation, according to thy word.

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43 And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth; for I have hoped in thy judgments.

44 So shall I keep thy law continually for ever and ever.

45 And I will walk at liberty: for I seek thy precepts.

46 I will speak of thy testimonies also before kings, and will not be ashamed.

47 And I will delight myself in thy commandments, which I have loved.

48 My hands also will I lift up unto thy commandments, which I have loved; and I will meditate in § Statutes.


49 Remember the word unto thy seri. upon which thou hast caused me to ope. 50 This is my comfort in my affliction: for thy word hath -uickened me. he o have had me greatly inderision: yet have I not declined from thy law. 52 H remembered thy judgments of old, O Lorp; and have comforted myself. 53 Horror hath taken hold upon me because of the wicked that forsake thy law. 54 Thy statutes have been my songs in the house of my pilgrimage. 55 I have remembered thy name, O LoRD, in the night, and have kept thy law. 56 This I had, because I kept thy pre

cepts. CHETH. 57 Thou art my portion, O Lord: I have said that I would keep thy words. 58 l entreated thy favour with my whole heart: be merciful unto me according to thy word. 59 I thought on my ways, and turned my feet unto thy testimonies. 60 I made haste, and delayed not to keep thy commandments. . . 61 The bands of the wicked have robbed me: but I have not forgotten thy law. 62 At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto thee, because of thy righteous judgments. 63 I am a companion of all them that fear thee, and of them that keep thy precepts. 64 The earth, O Lord, is full of thy mercy: teach me thy statutes. T §.

65 Thou hast dealt well with thy servant, O Lord, according unto thy word.

66 Teach me g judgment and knowledge: for I have believed thy commandments.

67 Before I was afflicted I went astray: but now have I kept thy word.

68 Thou art good, and doest good; teach me thy statutes.

69 The proud have forged a lie against me: , but I will keep thy precepts with my whole heart.

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