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The different Slates of the Godhj and the fViaked.
Ulessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeih in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.:
2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
3 And lis shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeih forth his fruit in his season: his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
4 The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind drivetli away.
5 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of tha righteous.
6 For the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.
The Security of God's Protection.
Lord, how are they increased that trouble me? many are they that rise up against me.
2 Many there be which say of my soul, There is no help for him in God, Selah.
3 But thou, O Lord, art a shield for me; my glory, aDd the lifter up of mine head.
4 I cried unto the Lord with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill. Selah.
5 1 laid me down and slept; I awaked: for the Lord sustained me.
6 I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people, that have set themselves against me round about.
7 Arise, O Lord; save me, O my God: for thou hast smitten all mine enemies upon the cheek bone; thou hast broken the teeth of the ungodly.
8 Salvation belongeth unto the Lord: thy blessing is upon thy people. Selah.
David's profession in Prayer.
Give ear to my words, O Loud; consider my meditation.
2 Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God: for unto thee.will I pray.
3 My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O Lord; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.
4 For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness; neither shall evil dwell with thee.
5 The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity,
6 Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing: the Lord will abhor the bloody and deceitful man.
7 But as for me, I will come into thy house in the multitude of thy mercy; and in thy fear will I worship toward thy holy temple.
8 Lead me O Lord, in thy righteousness, because of mine enemies; make thy way straight before my face.
9 For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is very wickedness; their throat is an open sepulchre; they flatter with their tongue.
10 Destroy thou them, O God; let them fall by their own counsel: cast them out in the multitude of their transgressions; for they have rebelled against thee.
11 But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.
12 For thou, Lord, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield.