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David describes a citizen of Zron: PSALMS. His hope and integrity. have done abominable works, there is none. 10 For thou wilt not leave my soul in that doetb goou.

hell; neither wilt thou suffer thy Holy 2 The Lord looked down from heaven One to see corruption. upon the children of men, to see if there 11 Thou wilt shew me the path of life: were anythat did understand, and seek God. in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy

3 They are all gone aside, they are all right hand there are pleasures for evertogether become filthy: there is none that more. doeth good, no, not one.

PSALM XVII. 4 Have all the workers of iniquity no

TA Prayer of David. knowledge ? who eat up my people as TETEAR the right, O LORD, attend unto they eat bread, and call not upon the Lord. 11 my cry, give ear unto my prayer,

5 There were they in great fear: for that goeth not out of feigned lips. God is in the generation of the righteous. 2 Let my sentence come forth from thy

6 Ye have shamed the counsel of the presence; let thine eyes behold the things poor, because the LORD is bis refuge. that are equal.

7 Oh that the salvation of Israel were 3 Thou hast proved my heart; thou come out of Zion! when the Lord bring-hast visited me in the night; thou hast tried eth back the captivity of his people, Jacob me, and shalt find nothing : I am purposed shall rejoice, and Israel shall be glad that my mouth shall not transgress. PSALM XV.

14 Concerning the works of men, by the TA Psalm of David.

word of thy lips I have kept me from the TORD, who shall abide in thy taberna-paths of the destroyer. I cle? who shall dwell in thy holy hill?!" 5 Hold up my goings in thy paths, that

2 He that walketh uprightly, and work- my footsteps slip not. eth righteousness, and speaketh the truth 6 I have called upon thee, for thou wilt in bis heart.

hear me, O God: incline thine ear unto 3 He that backbiteth not with his tongue, me, and hear my speech. nor doeth evil to his neighbour, nor taketh 7 Shew thy marvellous loving-kindup a reproach against his neighbour. ness, O thou that savest hy thy right hand

4 In whose eyes a vile person is con- them which put their trust in thee from temned; but he honoureth them that fear those that rise up against them. the LORD. He that sweareth to his own 8 Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide hurt, and changeth not.

me under the shadow of thy wings, , 5 He that putteth not out his money tol 9 From the wicked that oppress me, usury, nor taketh reward against the in- from my deadly enemies, who compass nocent. He that doeth these things shall me about. never be moved.

10 They are enclosed in their own fat: PSALM XVI.

with their mouth they speak proudly. | Mitchtam of David.

11 They have now compassed us in our DRESERVE me, O God : for in thee steps: they have set their eyes bowing 1 do I put my trust.

down to the earth; 2 O my soul, tbou hast said unto the 12 Like as a lion that is greedy of his Lord, Thou art my Lord : my goodness prey, and as it were a young lion lurking ertcndeth not to thee;

in secret places. 3 But to the saints that are in the earth, 13 Arise, O LORD, disappoint him, cast and to the excellent, in whom is all my de-lbim down : deliver my soul from the wicklight.

Jed, which is thy sword: 4 Their sorrows shall be multiplied that 14 From men which are thy hand, O hasten after another god : their drink-of-Lord, from men of the world, which have ferings of blood will I not offer, nor take their portion in this life, and whose belly up their names into my lips.

Tihou filiest with thy hid treasure : they 5 Tlie Lord is the portion of mine in-are full of children, and leave the rest of heritance and of my cup: thou maintain their substance to their babes. est my lot.

15 As for me, I will behold thy face in 6 The lines are fallen unto me in plea- righteousness : I shall be satisfied, when I sant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage. awake, with thy likeness, 7 I will bless the Lord, who bath giv

PSALM XVIII. en me counsel: my reins also instruct me T To the chief Musician, A Psalm of Dain the night seasons.

vid, the servant of the LORD, who spake 8 I have set the Lord always before unto the LORD the words of this song in me : because he is at my right hand, 1l the day that the Lord delivered hiin shall not be moved.

from the hand of all his enemies, and 9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my from the hand of Saul: And he said, glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest T WILL love thee, O LORD, my strength. in hope.

1 2 The Lord is my rock, and my for

afraid.

David praises God

PSALMS. for his manifold blessings. tress, and my deliverer; my God, myl 24 Therefore hath the LORD recomstrength, in whom I will trust; my buck-pensed me according to my righteousness, ler, and the horn of my salvation, and my according to the cleanness of my hands in high tower.

his eyesigbt. 3 I will call upon the LORD, who is 25 With the merciful thou wilt sbew worthy to be praised : so shall I be saved thyself merciful; with an upright man : from mine enemies.

Ithou wilt shew thyself upright; 4 The sorrows of death compassed me, 26 With the pure thou wilt shew thy. and the floods of ungodly men made me self pure ; and with the froward thou wilt

shew thyself froward. 5 The sorrows of hell compassed me 27 For thou wilt save the afflicted peo. about: the snares of death prevented me. ple; but wilt bring down high looks.

6 In my distress I called upon the LORD, 28 For thou wilt light my candle: the and cried unto my God: he heard my LORD my God will enlighten my darkness. voice out of his temple, and my cry camel 29 For by theel have run through a troop; before him, even into his ears.

land by my God have I leaped over a wall. 7 Then the earth shook and trembled ; 30 As for God, his way is perfect: the the foundations also of the hills moved and word of the Lord is tried: he is a buckwere shaken, because he was wroth. ler to all those that trust in him.

8 There went up a smoke out of his 31 For who is God save the LORD! or nostrils, and fire out of his mouth devour-who is a rock save our God? ed: coals were kindled by it.

32 It is God that girdeth me with 9 He bowed the heavens also, and came strength, and maketh my way perfect. down: and darkness was under his feet. 33 He maketh my feet like binds' feet,

10 And he rode upon a cherub and did and setteth me upon my high places. Ay : yea, be did fly upon the wings of the 34 He teacheth my hands to war, so wind.

that a bow of steel is broken by mine arms. 11 He made darkness his secret place ; 35 Thou hast also given me the shield his pavilion round about him were dark of thy salvation: and thy right hand hath waters and thick clouds of the skies. holden me up, and thy gentleness bath

12 At the brightness that was before made me great. him his thick clouds passed, hail-stones 36 Thou hast enlarged my steps unand coals of fire.

der me, that my feet did not slip. 13 The LORD also thundered in the 37 I have pursued mine enemies, and heavens, and the Highest gave his voice; overtaken them : neither did I turn again hail-stones and coals of fire.

till they were consumed. 14 Yea, he sent out his arrows, and 38 I have wounded them that they scattered them; and he shot out lightnings, were not able to rise : they are fallen unand discomfited them.

der my feet. 15 Then the channels of waters were 39 For thou hast girded me with strength seen, and the foundations of the world unto battle : thou hast subdued under me were discovered at thy rebuke, O LORD, those that rose up against me. at the blast of the breath of thy nostrils. 140 Thou hast also given me the necks

16 He sent from above, he took me, he of mine enemies; that I might destroy drew me out of many waters.

them that hate me. 17 He delivered me from my strong 41 They cried, but there was none to enemy, and from them wbich hated me : save them: even unto the LORD, but he for they were too strong for me.

Janswered them not. 18 They prevented me in the day of 42 Then did I beat them small as the my calamity : but the Lord was my stay. dust before the wind: I did cast them out

19 He brought me forth also into a large as the dirt in the streets. place: he delivered me, because he de- 43 Thou hast delivered me from the lighted in me.

strivings of the people ; and thou hast 20 The Lord rewarded me according made me the head of the heathen: a peoto my righteousness; according to the ple whom I have not known shall serve me. cleanness of my hands hath he recom- 44 As soon as they hear of me, they pensed me.

shall obey me: the strangers shall submit 21 For I have kept the ways of the LORD, I themselves unto me. and have not wickedly departed from my 45 The strangers shall fade away, and God.

be afraid out of their close places. 22 For all his judgments were before 46 The Lord liveth ; and blessed be me, and I did not put away his statutes my Rock ; and let the God of my salvafrom me.

tion be exalted. 23 I was also upright before him, and 47 It is God that avengeth me, and subI kept myself from mine iniquity. Idueth the people under me.

The excellency of God's laws. PSALMS. A thanksgiving for victory.

48 He delivereth me from mine ene- 4 Grant thee according to thine own mies: yea, thou liftest me up above those heart, and fulfil all thy counsel. that rise up against me: thou hast deli- 5 We will rejoice in thy salvation, and vered me from the violent man.

in the name of our God we will set up our 49 Therefore will I give thanks unto banners: the LORD full all thy petitions. thee, O LORD, among the heathen, and 6 Now know I that the LORD saveth his sing praises unto thy name.

anointed; he will hear him from his holy 50 Great deliverance giveth he to his heaven with the saving strength of his king; and sheweth mercy to his anointed, right hand. to David, and to bis seed for evermore.1 7 Some trust in chariots, and some in PSALM XIX.

Thorses: but we will remeinber the name To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. of the Lord our God. THE heavens declare the glory of God; 8 They are brought down and fallen:

1 and the firmament sheweth his handy but we are risen, and stand upright. work.

19 Save, LORD: let the king hear us 2 Day unto day uttereth speech, and when we call. night unto night sheweth knowledge.

PSALM XXI. 3 There is no speech nor language, T To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. where their voice is not heard.

THE king sball joy in thy strength, o 4 Their line is gone out through all the 1 Lord; and in thy salvation how earth, and their words to the end of the greatly shall he rejoice! world. In them hath he set a tabernacle 2 Thou hast given him his heart's defor the sun,

Isire, and hast not withholden the request 5 Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his lips. Selah. of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong 3 For thou preventest him with the man to run a race.

blessings of goodness: thou settest a crown 6 His going forth is from the end of the of pure gold on his head. heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: À He asked life of thee, and thou gavest and there is nothing hid from the heat it him, even length of days for ever and thereof.

lever. 7 The law of the LORD is perfect, con- 5 His glory is great in thy salvation: verting the soul: the testimony of the honourand majesty hast thou laid upon him. LORD is sure, making wise the simple. 6 For thou hast made him most blessed

8 The statutes of the LORD are right, for ever: thou hast made him exceeding rejoicing the heart: the commandment of glad with thy countenance. the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes. 7 For the king trusteth in the LORD,

9 The fear of the LORD is clean, endur- and through the mercy of the Most High ing for ever: the judgments of the LORD he shall not be moved. are true and righteous altogether.

8 Thy hand shall find out all thine 10 More to be desired are they than enemies: thy right hand shall find out gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter those that hate thee. also than honey and the honey-comb. 9 Thou shalt make them as a fiery oven

11 Moreover, by them is thy servant in the time of thine anger: the LORD shall warned: and in keeping of them there is swallow them up in his wrath, and the fire great reward.

shall devour them. 12 Who can understand his errors?| 10 Their fruit shalt thou destroy from cleanse thou me from secret faults. the earth, and their seed from among the

13 Keep back thy servant also from children of men. presumptuous sins; let them not have do- 11 For they intended evil against thee: minion over me: then shall I be upright, they imagined a mischievous device, which and I shall be innocent from the great they are not able to perform. transgression.

12 Therefore shalt thou make them turn 14 Let the words of my mouth, and the their back, when thou shalt make ready meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thine arrows upon thy strings against the thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my face of them. redeemer. V

13 Be thou exalted, Lord, in thine own e PSALM XX.

strength: so will we sing and praise thy To thechief Musician, A Psalm of David.power. ITTHE LORD bear thee in the day of

PSALM XXII. 1 trouble; the name of the God of Ja- T To the chief Musician upon Aijeleth cob defend thee.

Shahar, A Psalm of David. 2 Send thee help from the sanctuary, M Y God, my God, why hast thou forand strengthen thee out of Zion.

11 saken me? why art thou so far from 3 Remember all thy offerings, and ac- helping me, and from the words of my cept tby burnt-sacrifice. Selah. Troaring?

David prays in great distress. PSALMS. His confidence in God's grace.

2 O my God, I cry in the day-time, but they shall praise the Lord that seek him: thou hearest not; and in the night season, your heart shall live for ever. and am not silent.

27 All the ends of the world shall re3 But thou art holy, Othou that inhabit-member and turn unto the Lord: and all est the praises of Israel.

the kindreds of the nations shall worship 4 Our fathers trusted in thee: they before thee. trusted, and thou didst deliver them. 28 For the kingdom is the Lord's: and

5 They cried unto thee, and were de- he is the governor among the nations. livered: they trusted in thee, and were 29 All they that be fat upon earth shall not confounded.

leat and worship: all they that go down to 6 But I am a worm, and no man; a re- the dust shall bow before him; and none proach of men, and despised of the people. can keep alive his own soul.

7 All they that see' me laugh me to 30 A seed shall serve him; it shall be scorn: they shoot out the lip, they shake accounted to the LORD for a generation. the head, saying,

1 31 They shall come, and shall declare 8 He trusted on the Lord that he would his righteousness unto a people that sball deliver him: let him deliver him, seeing be born, that he hath done this. he delighted in him.

PSALM XXIII. 9 But thou art he that took me out of a I TA Psalm of David. the womb: thou didst make me hope when THE LORD is my shepherd; I shall not I was upon my mother's breasts.

I want. 10 I was cast upon thee from the womb : 2 He maketh me to lie down in green thou art my God from my mother's belly. pastures: he leadeth me beside the still

11 Be not far from me; for trouble is waters. near; for there is none to help.

3 He restoreth my soul: be leadeth me 12 Many bulls have compassed me: in the paths of righteousness for his name's strong bulls of Bashan have beset me round. sake.

13 They gaped upon me with their 4 Yea, though I walk through the valley mouths, as a ravening and a roaring lion. of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil:

14 I am poured out like water, and all for thou art with me; thy rod and thy stafi my bones are out of joint; my heart is like they comfort me. wax: it is melted in the midst of myl 5 Thou preparest a table before me in bowels.

the presence of mine enemies: thou anoint15 My strength is dried up like a pot- est my head with oil; my cup runneth over. sherd; and my tongue cleaveth to my! 6 Surely goodness and mercy shall tol: jaws; and thou hast brought me into the low me all the days of my life: and I will dust of death.

dwell in the house of the Lord for ever. 16 For dogs have compassed me: the

PSALM XXIV. assembly of the wicked have enclosed me:

TA Psalm of David. they pierced my hands and my feet. THE earth is the Lord's, and the ful

17 I may tell all my bones: they look l ness thereof; the world, and they and stare upon me.

that dwell therein. 18 They part my garments among 2 For he hath founded it upon the seas, them, and cast lots upon my vesture. Tand established it upon the floods.

19 But be not thou far from me, O LORD: 3 Who shall ascend into the hill of the O my Strength, haste thee to help me. Lord? and who shall stand in bis boly

20 Deliver my soul from the sword, my place? darling from the power of the dog. T4 He that hath clean hands, and a pure

21 Save me from the sjon's mouth: for heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unio thou hast heard me from the horns of the vanity, nor sworn deceitfully: unicorns.

1 5 He shall receive the blessing from the 22 I will declare thy name unto my LORD, and righteousness from the God of brethren: in the midst of the congregation his salvation. will I praise thee.

1 6 This is the generation of them that 23 Ye that fear the Lord, praise him ; geek him, that seek thy face, O Jacob. all ye the seed of Jacob, glorify him; and Selah. fear him, all ye the seed of Israel.

7 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and 24 For he hath not despised nor abhor-be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; abu red the affliction of the afflicted; neither the King of glory shall come in. hath he hid bis face from him; but when 8 Who is this King of glory? the LORD he cried unto him, he heard..

strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in 25 My praise shall be of thee in the great battle. congregation: I will pay my vows before 9 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; eren them that fear him.

lift them up ye everlasting doors; and the 26 The mcek shall eat and be satisfied: King of glory shall come in.

Dand's confidence in prayer:. PSALMS. His love to the service of God.

10 Who is this King of glory? the Lord'. 4 I have not sat with vain persons, neiof hosts, he is the King of glory. Selah. Ither will I go in with dissemblers. PSALM XXV.

15 I have hated the congregation of evil for | A Psalm of David.

doers; and will not sit with the wicked. IINTO thee, O LORD, do I lift up my soul. 6 I will wash my hands in innocency:

2 O my God, I trust in thee: let me so will I compass thine altar, O LORD: not be ashamed, let not mine enemies tri- 7 That I may publish with the voice of umph over me.

thanksgiving, and tell of all thy wondrous 3 Yea, let none that wait on thee be works. ashamed: let them be ashamed wbich 8 Lord, I have loved the habitation of transgress without cause.

| thy house, and the place where thine ho4 Shew me thy ways, O LORD; teach nour dwelleth. me thy paths.

19 Gather not my soul with sinners, nor 5 Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: my life with bloody men : for thou art the God of my salvation ; on 10 In whose hands is mischief, and their thee do I wait all the day.

right hand is full of bribes. 6 Remember, O LORD, thy tender mer- 11 But as for me, I will walk in mine cies and thy loving-kindnesses; for they integrity: redeem me, and be merciful have been ever of old.

unto me. 7 Remember not the sins of my youth, 12 My foot standeth in an even place : nor my transgressions : according to thy in the congregations will I bless the LORD. mercy remember thou me for thy goodness'

PSALM XXVII. sake, O LORD.

ST A Psalm of David. 8 Good and upright is the LORD: there. THE LORD is my light and my salvafore will he teach sinners in the way. I tion; whom shall I fear? the LORD

9 The meek will he guide in judgment: is the strength of my life; of whom shall I and the meek will he teach his way. be afraid ?

10 All the paths of the LORD are mercy 2 When the wicked, even mine enemies and truth unto such as keep his covenant and my foes, came upon me to eat up my and his testimonies.

flesh, they stumbled and fell. 11 For thy name's sake, O Lord, par- 3 Though a host shouldencamp against don mine iniquity; for it is great. me, my heart shall not fear: though war

12 What man is he that feareth the should rise against me, in this will I be LORD? him shall he teach in the way that confident. he shall choose.

4 One thing have I desired of the LORD, 13 His soul shall dwell at ease ; and his that will I seek after; that I may dwell in seed shall inberit the earth.

the house of the Lord all the days of my 14 The secret of the Lord is with them life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and that fear him; and he will shew them his to inquire in his temple. covenant.

5 For in the time of trouble he shall bide 15 Mine eyes are ever toward the LORD; me in his pavilion : in the secret of his tafor he sball pluck my feet out of the net. bernacle shall he hide me; be shall set

16 Turn ihee unto me, and have mercy me up upon a rock. upon me; for I am desolate and afflicted. 6 And now shall my head be lifted up

17 The troubles of my heart are en- above mine enemies round about me: therelarged:Obring thoume out of my distresses. fore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices

18 Look upon mine affliction and my of joy; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises pain; and forgive all my sins.

unto the LORD. 19 Consider mine enemies; for they are 7 Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my many; and they hate me with cruel hatred. voice : have mercy also upon me, and an

20 O keep my soul, and deliver me: let swer me. me not be ashamed; for(putmy trust in thee. 8 When thone saidst, Seek ye my face ;

21 Let integrity and uprightness pre- my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, serve me ; for I wait on thee.

will I seek. 22 Redeem Israel, o God, outof all his 9 Hide not thy face far from me; put troubles.

not thy servant away in anger: thou hast PSALM XXVI.

been my help; lezve me not, neither forTA Psalm of David. i sake me, o God of my salvation. TUDGE me, O LORD; for I have walked 10 When my father and my mother forJ in mine integrity: I have trusted also sake me, then the LORD will take me in the LORD; therefore I shall not slide. up.

2 Examine me, O LORD, and prove me ; 11 Teach me thy way, OLORD, and lead try my reins and my heart.

me inaplain path, because of mine enemies. 3 For thy loving-kindness is before mine 12 Deliver me not over unto the will of eyes; and I have walked in thy truth. mine enemies : for false witnesses are risen

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