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Outrage of the wicked. PSALMS. David imploreth help persecute the poor: let them be. 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 nioved: 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 imploreth Help from God. doth he murder the innocent: his 1 To the chief Musician upon Sheeyes are privily set against the minith, A Psalm of David. poor. 9 He lieth in wait secretly as 11 man ceaseth; for the faithful

HELP, LORDE 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 flattering 10 He croucheth, and humblcth lips and with a double heart do himself, that the poor may fall by they speak. bis strong ones.

3 The LORD shall cut off all flat11 He hath said in his heart, God tering lips, and the tongue that hath forgotten: he hidcth his face; speaketh proud things: 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 contemp 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 earth, purified seven thou art the helper of the father times. less.

7 Thou shalt keep them, OLORD, 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 1 To the chief Musician, A Psalm prepare their heart, thou wilt cause

of David. thine ear to hear:

wilt thou me, 18 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 Confulence in God. heart daily ? how long shall mine I To the chief Musician, A Psalm enemy be exalted over me? of David, 3 Consider and hear me,

O LORD IN the LORD put I my trust: my God: lighten mine cyes, lest I a bird to your mountain ?

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

goodness extendcth 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

whom is all my delight. thy salvation:

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. II To the chief Musician, A Psalm 5 The LORD is the portion of of David.

mine inheritance and of my cup: The list ab God." They are THE fool hath said in his heart, thou maintainest my lot.

6 The lines are fallen unto me corrupt, they have done abomi- in pleasant places ; yea, I have a ņable works, there is none that goodly heritage. doeth good.

71 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

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. refugc.

PSALM XVII. 7 Oh that the salvation of Israel David craveth Help of God. were come out of Zion! when the TA Prayer of David.


EAR the right, O LORD, atof his people, Jacob shall rejoice, tend unto my cry, give ear 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

TA Psalm of David. from thy presence; let thine eyes LORD wide shah abide intox behold the things that are equal. in thy holy bill?

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 his 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 61 have called upon thce, 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 Show 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.

8 Keep me as the apple of the PSALM XVI.

eye, hide me under the shadow of David fleeth to God. thy wings,

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David praiseth God


for his mercies. 10 They are enclosed in their and did fly: yea, he did fly upon own fat: with their mouth they the wings of the wind. speak 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 him were dark waters and thick eyes bowing down to the earth; clouds of the skies.

12 Like as a lion that is greedy 12 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 treasure: 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 le sent from above, he took likeness.

me, he drew me out of many waPSALM XVIII. A Psal. n of Thanksgiving. 17 le delivered me from my I 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 LORD), 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 wag 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, WILL love thee, O LORD, iny because he delighted in me. strength.

20 The Lord rewarded me ac2 The LORD is my rock, and my cording to my righteousness; acfortress, and my deliverer ; my cording to the cleanness of my God, my strength, in whom I will han th recompensed me. trust; my buckler, and the horn 21 For I have kept the ways of of my salvation, and my high the LORD, and have not wickedly

departed froin my God. 3 I will call upon the LORD, 32 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 inied me, and the floods of ungodly quity, pien made me afraid.

A Therefore hath the LORD re5 The sorrows of hell compassed compensed ine 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. LORD, and cried unto my God:

25 With the merciful tliou 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 ears.

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

27 For thou wilt save the illict8 There went up a smoke out or 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 29 For by thee I have run through under his feet.

a troop; and by my God have 10 And he rode upon a cherub leaped over a wall.





David praiseth God.

PSALMS. Of God's great glory. 30 As for God, his way is per- 1 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. Gou?

T To the chief Musician, A Psalm 3. It is God that girdeth me

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

of God; and the firmament 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 bath made me the end of the world. In them hath great.

hc set a tabernacle for the sun, 36 Thou hast enlarged my steps 5 Which is as a bridegroom under nie, 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 turn again till thcy were consu- 6 His going forth is from the end med.

of the heaven, and his circuit unio 38 I have wounded then 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 les strength unto the battle: thou hast timony of the LORD is sure, ma subdued under me those that rose king wise the simple. up against me.

8 The statutes of the LORD are 40 Thou hast also given me the right, rejoicing the heart : the comnecks of mine cnemies; 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 are true and righte

42 T'hen 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

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 me. 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 places.

shall I be upright, and I shall be 46 The LORD liveth ; and bless- innocent from the great transgresed bc my Rock; and let the God sion. of my salvation be exalted,

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

48 He delivereth me from mine LORD, my strength, and my reenemind: yea, thou liflest 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.

11 To the chief Musician, A Psalm 49 Therefore will I give thanks

of David. unto thee, O LORD, among the THE LORD hear thee in the day heathen, and sing praises unto ty of trouble; the name of the

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David's thanksgiving. PSALMS. His prayer in distress

2 Send thee help from the sanc-l vous device, which they are not tuary, and strengthen thee out of able to perform. Zion.

12 Therefore shalt thou make 3. Remember all thy offerings, them turn their back, when thou and accept thy burnt-sacrifice shalt make ready thine arrows upSelah.

on thy strings against the face of 4 Grant thee according to thine them. own heart, and fulfil all thy coun 13 Be thou exalted, LORD, in sel.

thine own strength : So will we 5 We will rejoice in thy salva- sing and praise thy power. tion, and in the name of our God

PSALM XXII. we will set up our banners: the David's Prayer in Distress. LORD fulfil all thy petitions.

To the chief Musician upon Ai6 Now know I that the LORD jeleth Shahar, A Psalm of David. saveth his anointed; he will hear My God, my God, why hast him from his holy, 'heaven with 11 thou forsaken me? why art the saving strength of his right thou so far from helping me, and hand.

from the words of my roaring? 7 Some trust in chariots, and 2 O my God, I cry in the daysome in horses: but we will re- time, but thou hearest not; and in member the name of the LORD our the night season, and am not silent. God.

3 But thou art holy, O thou that 8 They are brought down and inhabitest the praises of Isracl. fallen : but we are risen, and stand 4 Our fathers trusted in thee: upright.

they trusted, and thou didst deli9 Save, LORD: let the king hear ver them. us when we call.

5 They cried unto thee, and were PSALM XXI.

delivered: they trusted in thee, and A Thanksgiving for Victory, were not confounded. T To the chief Musician, A Psalm 6 But I am a worm, and no man; of David.

a reproach of men, and despised HE king shall joy in thy of the people.

strength, O LORD; and in thy 7 All they that see me laugh me salvation how greatly shall he re- to scorn: they shoot out the lip, joice!

they shake the head, saying, 2 Thou hast given him his heart's 8 He trusted on the LORD that desire, and hast not withholden the he would deliver him: let him derequest of his lips. Selah. liver him, seeing he delighted in

3 For thou preventest him with him. the blessings of goodness: thou 9 But thou art he that took me settest a crown of pure gold on his out of the womb; thou didst make head.

me hope when I was upon my mo4 He asked life of thee, and thou ther's breasts. gavest it him, even length of days 10 I was cast upon thee from the for ever and ever.

womb: thou art my God from my 5 His glory is great in thy salva- mother's belly. tion: honour and majesty hast thou 11 Be not far from me; for troulaid upon him.

ble is near; for there is none to 6 For thou hast made him most help. blessed for ever: thou hast made 12 Many bulls have compassed him oxceeding glad with thy coun- me: strong bulls of Bashan have tenance,

beset me round. 7 For the king trustoth in the 13 They gaped upon mo with LORD, and through the mercy of their mouths, as a ravening and a the Most High he shall not be roaring lion. moved.

14 I am poured out like water, 8 Thy hand shall find out all thine and all my boncs are out of joint; enemies: thy right hand shall find my heart is like wax: it is melted out those that hate thee.

in the midst of my bowels. 9 'Thou shalt make them as a 15 My strength is dried up like a fiery oven in the time of thine potsherd; and my tongue cleaveth anger : the LORD shall swallow to my jaws; and thou hast brought them up in his wrath, and the firo me into the dust of death. shall devour them.

16 For dogs have compassed me: 10 Their fruit shalt thou destroy the assembly of the wicked have from the earth, and their seod from enclosed me: they pierced my among the children of men.

hands and my feet. 11 For they intended evil against 17 I may tell all my bones: they thec: they imagined a mischie- I look and stare upon me.


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