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God's love to man.

PSALMS. David praiseth him his sword; he hath bent his bow, back, they shall fall and perish at and made it ready.

thy presence. 13 He hath also prepared for him 4 For thou hast maintained my the instruments of death; he or- right and my causo; thou satest in daineth his arrows against the per- the throne judging right. secutors.

5 Thou hast rebuked

the heathen, 14 Behold,, he travaileth with thou hast destroyed the wicked, iniquity, and hath conceived mis- thou hast put out their name for chief, and brought forth false- ever and ever. hood.

6 0 thou enemy! destructions 15 He made a pit, and digged it, are come to a perpetual end: and and is fallen into the ditch which thou hast destroyed cities; their he made.

memorial is perished with them. 16 His mischief shall return upon 7 But the LORD shall endure for his own head, and his violent deal- ever: he hath prepared his throne ing shall come down upon his own for judgment. pate.

8. And he shall judge the world 17 I will praise the LORD accord- in rightoousness, he shall minister ing to his righteousness: and will judgment to the people in upsing praise to the name of the rightness. LORD most high.

9 The LORD also will be a refuge PSALM VIII.

for the oppressed, a refuge in times God's great Love to Man. of trouble. To the chief Musician upon Git 10 And they that know thy name

tith, A Psalm of David. will put their trust in thee: for 0

LORD our Lord, how excel-thou, LORD, hast not forsaken

lent is thy name in all the them that seek thee. earth! who hast set thy glory above 11 Sing praises to the LORD, the heavens.

which dwelleth in Zion: declare 2 Out of the mouth of babes among the people his doings. and sucklings hast thou ordained 12 When he maketh inquisition strength because of thine enemies, for blood, he remembereth them: that thou mightest still the enemy he forgetteth not the cry of the and the avenger.

humble. 3 When I consider thy heavens, 13 Have mercy upon me, the work of thy fingers ; the moon LORD: consider my trouble which and the stars, which thou hast or- I suffer of them that hate me, thoy dained;

that liftest me up from

the gates of 4 What is man, that thou art death: mindful of him ? and the son of 14 That I may shew forth all thy man, that thou visitest him?

praise in the gates of the daughter 5 For thou hast

made him a little of Zion: I will rejoice in thy salvalower than the angels, and hast tion. crowned him with glory and ho 15 The heathen are sunk down in nour.

the pịt that they made: in the net 6 Thou madest him to have do- which they hid is their own foot minion over the works of thy taken. mands; thou hast put all things 16 The LORD is known by the under his foet:

judgment which he executeth: the 7. All sheep and oxen, yea, and wicked is snared in the work of his the beasts of the field;

own hands. Higgaion. Selah. 8 The fowl of the air, and the 17 The wicked shall be turned fish of the sea, and whatsoever pass-into hell, and all the nations that eth through the paths of the seas. forget God.

90 LORD our Lord, how ex 18 For the needy shall not always cellent is thy name in all the be forgotten: the expectation of earth!

the poor shall not perish for ever. PSALM IX.

19 Arise, O LORD; let not man David praiseth God, &c. To the chief Musician upon in thy sight.

prevail: let the heathen be judged Muth-labben, A Psalm of David. 20 Put them in fear, O LORD: I

WILL praise thee, O LORD, that the nations may know then

with my whole heart; I will selves to be but men. Selah. shew forth all thy marvellous

PSALM X. works.

David's Complaint of the Wicked. hee! will be glad ardi grejoice in WHYL standest, the mid est

hidest thou name, O thou Most High.

thyself in times of trouble? 3 When mine enemies are turned 2 The wicked in his pride dotb


Outrage of the wicked. PSALMS. David imploreth help persecute the poor: let them bel, 2 For lo, the wicked bend their taken in the devices that they have bow, they make ready their arrow imagined.

upon the string, that they may 3 For the wicked boasteth of his privily shoot at the upright in heart's desire, and blesseth the heart. covetous, whom the LORD ab 3 If the foundations be destroyed, horreth.

what can the righteous do? 4 The wicked, through the pride 4 The LORD is in his holy temof his countenance, will not seek ple, the Lord's throne is in heaafter God: God is not in all his ven; his cyes behold, his eyelids thoughts.

try the children of men. 5 His ways are always grievous; 5 The LORD trieth the righteous : thy judgments are far above out of but the wicked and him that loveth his sight: as for all his enemies, violence bis soul hateth. he puffeth at them.

6 Upon the wicked he shall rain 6 He hath said in his heart, I snares, fire and brimstone, and a shall not be moved: for I shall horrible tempest: this shall be the never be in adversity.

portion of their cup. 7 His mouth is full of cursing and 7 For the righteous LORD loveth deceit and fraud : under his tongue righteousness; his countenance is mischief and vanity.

doth behold the upright. 8 He sitteth in the lurking-places

PSALM XII. of the villages: in the secret places David implorcth Help from God. doth he murder the innocent: his 11 To the chief Musician upon Sheeyes are privily set against the minith, A Psalm of David. poor. 9 He lieth in wait secretly as !! man ceaseth; for the faithful

HELP LORD; for the godly a lion in his den: he lieth in wait fail from among the children of to catch the poor: he doth catch men. the poor, when he draweth him 2 They speak vanity every one into his net.

with his neighbour: with fiatlering 10 He croucheth, and humbleth lips and with a double heart do himself, that the poor may fall by they speak. his strong ones.

3 The Lord shall cut off all flat11 He hath said in his heart, Godtering lips, and the tongue that hath forgotten: he hideth his face; speaketh proud things.i. he will never see it.

4 Who have said, With our tongue 12 Arise, O LORD; O God, lift will we prevail ; our lips are our up thy hand : forget not the hum- own: who is lord over us? ble.

5 For the oppression of the poor, 13 Wherefore doth the wicked for the sighing of the needy, now contemn God ? he hath said in his will I arise, saith the LORD ; I will heart, thou wilt not require it. set him in safety from him that

14 Thou hast seen it; for thou puffeth at him. beholdest mischief and spite, to 6 The words of the LORD are requite it with thy hand: the poor pure words: as silver tried in a committeth himself unto thee; furnace of carth, purified seven thou art the helper of the father times. Jess.

7 Thou shalt keep them, OLORN, 15 Break thou the arm of the thou shalt preserve them from this wicked and the evil man : seek out generation for ever. his wickedness till thou find none. 8 The wicked walk on every

16 The LORD is King for ever side, when the vilest men are and ever: the heathen are perished exalted. out of his land.

PSALM XIII. 17 LORD, thou hast heard the David complaineth of Delay. desire of the humble: thou wilt IT To the chief Musician, A Psalm prepare their heart, thou wilt cause

of David. thine ear to hear :

OW lo wilt th

forget me, the oppressed, that the man of

the wilt thou hide thy face from me? earth may no more oppress.

2 How long shall I take counsel PSALM XI.

in my soul, having sorrow in my The Psalmist's Confidence in God. heart daily? how long shall mine T To the chief Musician, A Psalm enemy be exalted over me? of David.

3 Consider and hear me, O LORD IN the : , lest I

how say ye to my soul, Flee as sleep the sleep of death; a bird to your mountain ?

4 Lest minc enemy say, I have Y 2


Corruption of mankind. PSALMS. The Psalmist's hope. prevailed against him; and those 20 my soul, thou hast said unto that trouble me rejoice when I am the LORD, Thou art my Lord: my moved.

goodness extendeth not to thee; 5 But I have trusted in thy 3 But to the saints that are in mercy; my heart shall rejoice in the earth, and to the excellent, in thy salvation.

whom is all my delight. 6 I will sing unto the LORD, be 4 Their sorrows shall be multicause he hath dealt bountifully plied that hasten after another with me.

god: their drink-offerings of blood PSALM XIV.

will I not offer, nor take up their The Depravity of a natural Man. names into my lips. T To the chief Musician, A Psalm 5 The LORD is the portion of of David.

mine inheritance and of my cup: THE fool hath said in his heart, thou maintainest my lot. THE

There is no God. They are 6 The lines are fallen unto me corrupt, they have done abomi- in pleasant places; yea, I have a nable works, there is none that goodly heritage. doeth good.

7 1 will bless the LORD, who 2 The LORD looked down from hath given me counsel: my reins heaven upon the children of men, also instruct me in the night seato see if there were any that did sons. understand, and seek God.

8 I have set the LORD always be3 They are all gone aside, they fore me: because he is at my right are all together become filthy : hand, I shall not be moved. there is none that doeth good, no, 9 Therefore my heart is glad, and not one.

my glory rejoiceth: my fiesh also 4 Have all the workers of iniquity shall rest in hope. no knowledge ? who eat up my 10 For thou wilt not leave my people as they eat bread, and call soul in hell; neither wilt thou sufnot upon the LORD.

fer thy Holy One to see corrup5 There were they in great fear. tion. for God is in the generation of the 11 Thou wilt shew me the path righteous.

of life: in thy presence is fulness 6 Ye have shamed the counsel of of joy; at thy right hand there are the poor, because the LORD is his pleasures for evermore. refuge.

PSALM XVII. 7 Oh that the salvation of Israel David craveth Help of God. were come out of Zion! when the 1 A Prayer of David. LORD bringeth back the captivit: HEAR the Lore at: and Israel shall be glad.

unto my prayer, that goeth not out PSALM XV.

of feigned lips. A Citizen of Zion described. 2 Let my sentence come forth

IT A Psalm of David. from thy presence; let thine eyes Labernable shalhoa bidalia by beholeh the things that are maar in thy holy hill?

thou hast visited me in the night; 2 He that walketh uprightly, and thou hast tried me, and shalt find worketh righteousness, and speak- nothing; I am purposed that my eth the truth in bis heart.

mouth shall not transgress. 3 He that backbiteth not with his 4 Concerning the works of men, tongue, nor doeth evil to his neigh- by the word of thy lips I have kept bour, nor taketh up a reproach me from the paths of the destroyer. against his neighbour.

5 Hold up my goings in thy 4 In whose eyes a vile person is paths, that my footsteps slip not. contemned; but he honoureth them 6 I have called upon thee, for thou that fear the LORD. He that wilt hear me, O God: incline thine sweareth to his own hurt, and ear unto me, and hear my speech. changeth not.

7 Shew thy marvellous loving5 He that putteth not out his kindness, O thou that savest by thy money to usury, nor taketh reward right hand them which put their against the innocent. He that trust in thce from those that rise up doeth these things shall never be against them. moved. PSALM XVI.

8 Keep me as the apple of the David fleeth to God.

eye, hide me under the shadow of

thy wings, | Michtam of David.

9 From the wicked that oppress PRESES Y puit my trusd. for me, from my deadly enemies, who


David prarseth God PSALMS.

for his mercies. 10 They are enclosed in their fand did fly: yea, he did is upon own fat: with their mouth thcy the wings of the wind. epeak proudly.

11 He made darkness his secret 11 They have now compassed place; his pavilion round about us in our steps: they have set their hin voere dark waters and thick eyes bowing down to the earth; clouds of the skies.

12 Like as a lion that is greedy 32 At the brightness that was of his prey, and as it were a young before him his thick clouds passed, lion lurking in secret places. hail-stones and coals of fire.

13 Arise, O LORD, disappoint 13 The LORD also thundered in him, cast him down: deliver my the heavens, and the Highest gave soul from the wicked, which is thy his voice; hail-stones and coals of sword:

fire. 14 From men which are thy hand, 14 Yea, he sent out his arrows, O LORD, from men of the world, and scattered them; and he shot which have their portion in this out lightnings, and discomfited life, and whose belly thou fillest them. with thy hid treasurc: they are 15 Then the channels of waters full of children, and leave the rest were seen, and the foundations of of their substance to their babes. the world were discovered at thy

15 As for me, I will behold thy rebuke, O LORD, at the blast of face in righteousness: I shall be the breath of thy nostrils. satisfied, when I awake, with thy 16 lle sent from above, he took likeness.

me, he drew me out of many waPSALM XVIII.

ters. A Psal.n of Thanksgiving. 17 lle delivered me from my 1 To the chief Musician, A Psalm strong enemy, and from them which

of David, the servant of the hated me: for they were too strong JORD, who spake unto the LORD for me, the words of this song in the day 18 They prevented me in the day that the Lord delivered him from of my calamity: but the LORD was the hand of all his enemies, and my stay. from the hand of Saul: And he 19 He brought me forth also into said,

a large place: he delivered me, strength.

20 The rewarded me ac2 The LORD is my rock, and my cording to my rightcousness; acfortress, and my delivererį my cording to the cleanness of my God, my strength, in whom I will hands hath le recompensed me. trust; my buckler, and the horn 21 For I have ept the ways of of my salvation, and my high the LORD, and have not wickedly tower.

departed froin my God. 31 will call upon the LORD, 22 For all his judgments were be: who is worthy to be praised : so fore me, and I did not put away shall I be saved from mine ene- his statutes from me. mies.

23 I was also upright before him, 4 T'he sorrows of death compass- and I kept myself from mine inicd me, and the floods of ungodly quity, pien made me afraid.

24 Therefore hath the LORD re5 The sorrows of hell compassed compensed me according to my me about: the snares of death pre- righteousness, according to the vented me.

cleanness of my hands in his eye 6 In my distress I called upon the sight. LORI), and cried unto my God: 25 With the merciful thou wilt he heard my voice out of his tem-shew thyself merciful; with an upple, and my cry came before him, right man thou wilt 'shew thyself even into his cars.

upright; 7 Then the earth shook and 26 With the pure thou wilt shew trembled; the foundationis also of thyself pure; and with the froward the hills moved and were shaken, thou wilt show thyself froward. because he was wroth.

27 For thou wilt save the afflict8 There went up a smoke out of led people; but wilt bring down his nostrils, ana fire out of his mouth high looks. devoured : coals were kindled by 28 For thou wilt light my candle: it.

the LORD my God will enlighten 9 Ile bowed the heavens also, my darkness. and came down: and darkness was 20 For by thee I have run through under bis feet.

a troop; und by my God bave i 10 And he rode upon a cherub leaped over a wall.


I will love thee, O LORD, may be a serie deligheedainemer

David praiseth God. PSALMS. Of God's great glory.

30 As for God, his way is per 50 Great deliverance giveth he fect: the word of the LORD is to his king; and sheweth mercy tried: he is a buckler to all those to his anointed, to David, and to that trust in him.

his seed for evermore. 31 For who is God save the

PSALM XIX. LORD? or who is a rock save our God's Glory seen in the Creation. God?

11 To the chief Musician, A Psalm 32 It is God that girdeth me

of David. with strength, and makoth my way THE heavens declare the glory

33 He maketh my feet like hinds' sheweth his handy work. feet, and setteth me upon my high 2 Day unto day uttereth speech, places.

and night unto night sheweth 34 He teacheth my hands to war, knowledge. so that a bow of steel is broken by 3 There is no speech nor lanmine arms.

guage, where their voice is not 35 Thou hast also given me the heard. shield of thy salvation : and thy 4 Their line is gone out through right hand hath holden me up, all the earth, and their words to and thy gentleness hath made me the end of the world. In them hati great.

he set a tabernacle for the sun, 36 Thou hast enlarged my steps 5 Which is as a bridegroom under me, that my feet did not slip. coming out of his chamber, and

37 I have pursued mine enemies, rejoiceth as a strong man to run a and overtaken them : neither did I racc. turn again till they were consu 6 His going forth is from the end med.

of the heaven, and his circuit unto 38 I have wounded them that the ends of it: and there is nothey were not able to rise : they thing hid from the heat thereof." are fallen under my feet.

7 The law of the LORD is per 39 For thou hast girded me with fect, converting the soul : the tes strength unto the battle: thou hast timony of the LORD is sure, ma subducd under me those that rose king wise the simple. up against nie.

8 The statutes of the LORD are 40 Thou hast also given me the right, rejoicing the heart : the comnecks of mine enemies; that I mandment of the LORD is pure, might destroy them that hate me. enlightening the eyes.

41 They cried, but there was 9 The fear of the LORD is clean, none to save them : even unto the enduring for ever: the judgments LORD, but he answered them not. of the LORD arc true and righte

42 Then did I beat them small ous altogether, as the dust before the wind : I did 10 More to be desired are they cast them out as the dirt in the than gold, yea, than much fine streets.

gold: sweeter also than honey and 43 Thou hast delivered me from the honey-comb. the strivings of the people, and 11 Moreover, by them is thy serthou hast made me the head of the vant warned: and in keeping of heathen: a people whom I have them there is great reward. not known shall serve me.

12 Who can understand his er44 As soon as they hear of me, rors ? cleanse thou me from secret they shall obey me: the strangers faults. shall submit themselves unto mo. 13 Keep back thy servant also

45 The strangers shall fade from presumptuous sins; let them away, and be afraid out of their not have dominion over me: then close placcs.

shall I be upright, and I shall be 46 T'he Lord liveth; and bless- innocent from the great transgresed bc my Kock; and let the God sion. of ny salvation be exalted.

14 Let the words of my mouth, 47' It is God that ayengeth me, and the meditation of my heart, and subdueth the people uuder me. be acceptable in thy sight, O

48 He delivereth me from mine LORD, my strength, and my reenemius: yea, thou liftest me up deemer. above those that rise up against

PSALM XX. me: thou hast delivered me from The Church's Confidence in God. the violent man.

1 To the chief Musician, A Psalın 49 Therefore will I give thanks

of David. unto thee, I LORD, among the THE LORD hear thee in the day sing

of trouble; the name of the name.

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