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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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David praiseth God. PSALMS. The majesty of God

18 They part, my garments me in the presence of mine eneamong them, and cast lots upon mies: thou anointest my head with my vesture.

oil; my cup runneth over. 19 But be not thou far from me, 6. Surely goodness and mercy OLORD: O my strength, haste thee shall follow me all the days of my to help me.

life: and I will dwell in the house 20 Deliver my soul from the of the LORD for ever. sword, my darling from the power

PSALM XXIV. of the dog.

God's Sovereignty over the World 21 Save me from the lion's

A Psalm of David. mouth: for thou hast hcard mo THE carth is the LORD's, and

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the fulness thereof; the world, 22 I will declare thy name unto and they that dwell therein. my brethren: in the midst of the 2 For he hath founded it upon congregation will I praise thee. the seas, and established it upon

23 Ye that fear the LORD, praise the floods. him; all ye the sced of Jacob, glo 3 Who shall ascend into the rify him; and fear him, all ye the hill of the LORD ? and who shall seed of Israel.

stand in his holy place? 24 For he hath not despised nor 4 He that hath clean hands, and abhorred the atHiction of the afflict- a pure heart; who hath not lifted ed; neither hath he hid his face up his soul unto vanily, nor sworn from him ; but when he cried unto deceitfully. him, he heard.

5 He shall receive the blessing 25 My praise shall be of thee in from the LORD, and righteousness the great congregation: I will pay from the God of his salvation. my vows before them that fear 6 This is the generation of them him.

that seçk him, that seek thy face, 26 The mcek shall eat and be o Jacob. Selah. satisfied: they shall praise the LORD 7 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; that seek him: your heart shall and be ye lift up, ye everlasting live for ever.

doors; and the King of glory chali 27 All the ends of the world come in. shall remember and turn unto the 8 Who is this King of glory? LORD: and all the kindreds of the Lord strong and mighiy, the the nations shall worship before Lord mighty in battle. thee.

9 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; 28 For the kingdom is the even lift them up, ye overlasting LORD's: and he is the governor doors; and the King of glory shall among the nations.

come in. 29 All they that be fat upon earth 10 Who is this King of glory? shall eat and worship: all they that the Lord of hosts, he is the King of go down to the dust shall bow be- glory. Selah. fore him: and none can keep alive

PSALM XXV. his own soul.

David's Confidence in Prayer. 30 A seed shall serve him ; it

1T A Psalm of David. shalbe accounted to the LORD for UNTOUCO. LORD, do I list

31 They shall come, and shall 2 O my God, I trust in thec: let declare his righteousness unto a me not be ashamed, let not mine people that shall be born, that he enemies triumph over me. huth done this.

3 Yea, let none that wait on theo PSALM XXIII.

be ashamel: let them be ashamed David's Confidence in God. which transgress without cause. TA Psalm of David,

4 Shew me thy ways, O LORD THE LORD is my shepherd; I teach me thy, paths. shall not want.

5 Lead me in thy truth, and teach 2 He maketh me to lie down in me: for thou art the God of my green pastures : he leadeth me be- salvation; on thee do I wait all the siile ihe still waters.

day. 3 lle restoreth my soul: he lead 6 Remember, O LORD, thy tencth me in the paths of righteous- der mercies and thy loving-kindness for his name's sake.

nesses; for they have been ever of 4 Yea, though I walk throughold. the valley of the shadow of death, 7 Remember not the sins of my I will fear no evil: for thou art youth, nor my transgressions : acwith me; thy rod and thy staff' they cording to thy mercy remember comfort me. 5 Tbou preparest a talle before LORD

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Davidpraycth for pardon. PSALMS.

His faith in God. 8 Good and upright is the LORD: tation of thy house, and the place therefore will he teach sinners in where thine honour dwelleth. the way.

9 Gather not my soul with sin9 The moek will he guide in ners, nor my lite with bloody judgınent: and the meek will he men: teach his way.

10 In whose hands is mischief, 10 All the paths of the LORD and their right hand is full of are mercy and truth unto such as bribes. keep, his covenant and bis testi 11 But as for me, I will walk in inonies.

mine integrity: redeem me, and be 11 For thy name's sake, O LORD, merciful unto me. pardon mine iniquity ; for it is 12 My foot standeth in an even great.

place: in the congregations will I 12 What man is he that feareth bless the LORD. the LORD ? him shall he teach in

PSALM XXVII. the way that he shall choose.

David sustaineth his Faith. 13 His soul shall dwell at ease ; 1 A Psalm of David. and his seed shall inherit the earth: THE LORD is my light and my with them that fear him; and he the LORD 18 the strength of my will shew them his covenant. life; of whom shall I be afraid ?

15 Mine eyes are ever toward 2 'When the wicked, even mine the LORD; for he shall pluck my enemies and my foes, came upon fect out of the net.

me to eat up my flesh, they stum16 Turn thee unto me, and have bled and fell. mercy upon me; for I am desolate 3 Though a host should encamp and amicted.

against me, my heart shall not 17 The troubles of my heart are fuar: though war should rise enlarged: O bring thou me out of against me, in this will I be confimy distresses.

dent. 19 Look upon mine affliction 4 One thing have I desired of and my pain; and forgive all my the LORD, that will I seek after; sios.

that I may dwell in the house of 19 Consider mine enemies ; for the LORD all the days of my life, to they are many; and they hate me behold the beauty of the LORD, with cruel hatred.

and to inquire in his temple. 20 ° keep my soul, and deliver 5 For in the time of trouble he me: let me not be ashamed; for I shall bide me in his pavilion: in put my trust in thee.

the sccret of his tabernacle sha!) he 21 Let integrity and uprightness hide me; he shall set me up upon preserve me; for I wait on thee. a rock.

22 Redeem Israel, O God, out of 6 And now shall my head be liftall his troubles.

ed up above mine enemies round PSALM XXVI.

about me: therefore will I offer in David resorteth unto God. his tabernacle sacrifices of joy; I

1 A Psalm of David. will sing, yca, I will sing praises JU

UDGE me, O LORD; for I have unto the LORD.

walked in mine integrity : I 7 Hear, O LORD, when I cry have trusted also in the LORD; with my voice: have mercy also therefore I shall not slide.

upon me, and answer me. 2 Examine me, O Lord, and 8 When thou saidst, Seek ye my prove me; try my reins and my face; my heart said unto thee,

Thy sace, Lord, will I seek. 3 For thy loving-kindness is be 9 Hide not thy face far from me. fore mine eyes: and I have walked put not thy servant away in anger in thy truth.

thou hast been my help, leave me 4 I have not sat with vain per- not, neither forsake me, O God of suns, neither will I go in with dis- my salvation. semblers.

10 When my father and my mo5 I have hated the congregation ther forsake mc, then the LORD of evil doers; and will not sit with will take me up. the wicked.

11 Teach me thy way, O LORD, 6 I will wash my hands in inno- and lead me in a piain path, becency so will I compass thino cause of mine enemies. altar, O LORD:

12 Deliver me not over unto the 7 'That I may publish with the will of mine enemies : for false witvoice of thanksgiving, and tell of nesses are risen up against me, and all thy wondrous works.

such as breathe ont cruelty. 8 LORD, I have loved the habi 13 I had fainted, unless I had

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VIVPhiy, give unto the LORD mercy, upon me : LORD, be thou David blesscth God, PSALMS.

imploreth his help believed to see the goodness of 7 The voice of the LORD divideth the Lord in the land of the living. the flames of fire.

14 Wait on the LORD : be of 8 The voice of the LORD shaketh good courago,

and he shall the wilderness; the LORD shaketh strengthen thy heart: wait, I say, the wilderness of Kadesh. on the LORD.

9 The voice of the LORD maketh PSALM XXVIII.

the hinds to calve, and discovereth David prayeth against his Enc the forests: and in his temple doth mics.

every one speak of his glory. T A Psalm of David. 10 The LORD sitteth upon the U , the LORD sitteth King

my rock; be not silent to me: for ever. Jest, if thou be silent to me, I be 11 The LORD will give strength come liko them that go down into unto his people; the LORD will the pit.

bless his people with peace. 2 Hear the voice of my supplica

PSALM XXX. tions, when I cry unto thee, when David praiseth God for DeliverI lift up my hands toward thy holy

ance. oracle.

TA Psalm and Song, at the dedi3 Draw me not away with the cation of the house of David.

thou hast lifted me up, and hast their neighbours, but mischief is in not made my foes to rejoice over their hearts.

me. 4 Give them according to their 2 0 LORD my God, I cried unto doeds, and according to the wick- thee,

and thou hast

healed me. edness of their endeavours: give 3 0 LORD, thou hast brought up them after the work of their hands; my soul from the grave: thou hast render to them their desert.

kept me alive, that I should not go 5 Because they regard not the down to the pit. works

of the Lord, nor the opera Sing onto the LORD, Oye tion of his hands, he shall destroy saints of his, and give thanks at them, and not build them up. the remembrance of his holiness.

6 Blessed be the LORD, because 5 For his anger endureth, but a he hath heard the voice of my moment ; in his favour is life : supplications.

weeping may endure for a night, 7 The LORD is my strength, and but joy cometh in the morning. my shield; my heart trusted in him, 6 And in my prosperity I said, and I am helped: therefore my I shall never be moved. heart greatly rejoiceth; and with 7 LORD, by thy favour thou hast my song will I praise him.

made my mountain to stand strong: 8 The Lord is their strength, thou didst hide thy face, and I was and he is the saving strength of his troubled. anointed.

8 I cried to thee, O LORD; and 9 Save thy peoplo, and bless unto the LORD I'made supplicathine inheritance: feed them also, tion. and lift them up for ever.

9 What profit is there in my PSALM XXIX.

blood, when I go down to the pit? Why God must be honoured.

Shall the dust praise thee? shall it

declare thy truth? unto the LORD,

10 Hear, O LORD, and have glory and strength.

my helper. 2 Give unto the LORD the glory 11 Thou hast turned for me my due unto his name; worship the mourning into dancing: thou hast LORD in the beauty of holiness. put off my sackcloth, and girded

3 The voice of the LORD is upon me with gladness; the waters: the God of glory thun 12 To the end that my glory may dereth: the LORD is upon many sing praise to the and not waters.

silent. O LORD my God, I will 4 The voice of the LORD is pow. give thanks unto theo for ever. erful; the voice of the LORD is full

PSALM XXXI. of majesty.

ThePsalmist's Confidence in God. 5 The voice of the LORD break- 1 To the chief Musician, A Psalm eth the cedars; yea, the LORD

of David. breaketh the ed are of Lebanon in In the et me never be as partement like a calf; Lebanon and Sirion deliver me in thy righteousness. like a young unicorn.

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and extolleth his goodness. PSALMS.

Benefit of prayer. deliver me speedily: be thou my secret of thy presence from the strong rock, for a house of defence pride of man thou shalt keep to save me.

them secretly in a pavilion from 3 For thou art my rock and my the strife of tongues. fortress; therefore for thy name's 21 Blessed be the LORD: for he sake lead me, and guide me.

hath shewed me his marvellous 4 Pull me out of

the net that they kindness in a strong city. have laid privily for me: for thou 22 For I said in my haste, I am art my strength.

cut off from before thine eyes : no5 Into thy hand I commit my vertheless thou heardest the voico spirit: thou hast redeemed me, 0 of my supplications when I cried LORD God of truth.

unto thee. 6 I have hated them that regard 23 O love the LORD, all ye his lying vanities: but I trust in the saints :. for the LORD preserveth LORD.

the faithful, and plentifully re7 I will be glad and rejoice in thy wardeth the proud doer. mercy : for thou hast considered 24 Be of good courage, and ho my trouble; thou hast known my shall strengthen your heart, all ye soul in adversities;

that hope in the LORD. 8 And hast not shut me up into

PSALM XXXII. the hand of the enemy: thou hast The Benefit of Remission of Sins. set my foot in a large room.

1 A Psalm of David, Maschil. 9 Have mercy upon me, O LORD BLESSED he whose trans

is consumed with grief, yea, my soul is covered. and my belly

2 Blessed is the man unto whom 10 For my life is spent with grief, the LORD imputeth not iniquity, and my years with sighing: my and in whose spirit there is no strength faileth because of mine guile. iniquity, and my bones are con 3 When I kept silence, my bones sumed

waxed old through my roaring all 11 I was a reproach among all the day long. mine enemies, but especially 4 For day and night thy hand among my neighbours, and a fear was heavy upon me: my moisture to mine acquaintance: they that is turned into the drought of sumdid see me without fied from me. mer. Selah.

12 I am forgotten as a dead man 5 I acknowledged my sin unto out of mind: I am like a broken thee, and mine iniquity have I not vessel.

hid. I said, I will confess my 13 For I have heard the slander transgressions unto the LORD ; and of many: fear was on every side: thou forgavest the iniquity of my while they took counsel together sin. Selah. against me, they devised to take 6 For this shall overy one that. away my life.

is godly, pray unto thee in a timo 14 But I trusted in thee, O when thou mayest be found : LORD: I said, Thou art my surely in the floods of great waters God.

they shall not come nigh unto 15 My times are in thy hand: him. deliver mc from the hand of mine 7 Thou art my hiding-place; enemies, and from them that per-thou shalt preserve me from trousecute me.

ble; thou shalt compass me about 16 Make thy face to shine upon with songs of deliverance. Selah. thy servant: save me for thy mer 8 I will instruct thee, and teach cies' sake.

thee in the way which thou shalt 17 Let me not be ashamed, go: I will guide thee with mine LORD ; for I have called upon eye. thee: let the wicked be ashamed, 9 Be ye not as the horse, or as and let them be silent in the tho mule, which have no undergrave.

standing: whose mouth must be 18 Let the lying lips be put to held in with bit and bridle, lest they silence ; which speak grievous come near unto thee. things proudly and contemptuous 10 Many sorrows shall be to the ly against the righteous.

wicked: but he that trusteth in the 19 Oh how great is thy good- LORD, mercy shall compass him ness, which thou hast laid up for about. them that fear thee; which thou 11 Be glad in the LORD, and rehast wrought for them that trust in joice, ye righteous:

and shout for thee before the sons of men ! joy, all ve that are upright in 20 Thou shalt hide them in the heart.

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