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God is to be praised.

PSALMS. Privileges of the godly PSALM XXXIII.

upon us, according as we hope in God to be praised for his Good-thee. ness.


EJOICE in the LORD, O ye An Exhortation to praise God.

righteous : for praise is come- A Psalm of David when he ly for the upright.

changed his behaviour before 2 Praise the LORD with harp : Abimelech; who drove him sing unto him with the psaltery and away, and he departed. an instrument of ten strings.

WILL bless the LORD at all 3 Sing, unto him a new song ; play skilfully with a loud noise. ally be in my mouth.

* For the word of the LORD is 2 My soul shall make her boast right; and all his works are done in the LORD: the humble shall in truth.

hear thereof, and be glad. 5 He loveth righteousness and 3 O maguify the LORD with me, judgment: the earth is full of the and let us exalt his name toge goodness of the LORD.

ther. 6 By the word of the LORD were 4 I sought the LORD, and he the heavens made; and all the heard me, and delivered me from host of them by the breath of his all my fears. mouth.

5 They looked unto him, and 7 He gathereth the waters of the were lightened and their 'faces sea together as a heap: he layeth were not ashamed. up the depth in store-houses.

6 This poor man cried, and the 8 Let all the earth fear the LORD heard him, and saved him LORD: Ict all the inhabitants of the out of all his troubles. world stand in awe of him.

7 The angel of the LORD en9 For he spake, and it was done; campeth round about them that he commanded, and it stood fast. fear him, and delivereth them.

10 The LORD bringcth the coun 8 O taste and see that the LORD sel of the heathen to nought: he is good : blessed is the man that maketh the devices of the people trusteth in him. of none effect.

9 O fear the LORD, ye his saints; 11 The counsel of the LORD for there is no want to them that standeth for ever, the thoughts of fear him. his heart to all generations.

10 The young lions do lack, and 12 Blessed is the nation whose suffer hunger: but they that seek God is the LORD; and the people the LORD shall not want any good whom he hath chosen for his own thing. inheritance.

11 Come, ye children, hearken 13 The Lord looketh from hea- unto me: I'will teach you the fear ven; he beholdeth all the sons of of the LORD. men.

12 What man is he that desireth 14 From the place of his habita- life, and loveth many days, that tion he looketh upon all the inha- he may see good? bitants of the earth.

13 Keep thy tongue from evil, 15 He fashioneth their hearts and thy lips from speaking guile. alike; he considereth all their 14 Depart from evil, and do works.

good ; seek peace, and pursue it. 16 There is no king saved by the 15 The eyes of the LORD are multitude of a host: a mighty upon the righteous, and his ears man is not delivered by much are open unto their cry. strength.

16 The face of the LORD is 17 A horse is a vain thing for against them that do evil, to cut safety: neither shall he deliver any off the remembrance of them from by his great strength.

the earth. 18 Behold, the eye of the LORD 17 The righteous cry, and the is upon them that foar him, upon LORD heareth, and delivereth them that hope in his mercy; them out of all their troubles.

19 To deliver their soul from 18 The LORD is nigh unto them death, and to keep them alive in that are of a broken heart; and famine.

saveth such as be of a contrite 20 Our soul waiteth for the spirit. LORD: he is our help and our 19 Many are the afflictions of the shield.

righteous: but the LORD delivereth 21 For our heart shall rejoice in him out of them all. him, because we have trusted in 20 He keepeth all his bonos: not his holy name.

one of them is broken. 22 Let thy mercy, O LORD, be 21 Evil shall slay the wicked


my hurt.

The prayer of David PSALMS.

for safety, &c and they that hate the righteous, feaşts, they gnashed upon me with shall be desolate.

their teeth. 22 The LORD redeemeth the 17 LORD, how long wilt thou soul of his servants: and none of look on? rescue my soul from them that trust in hiin shall be de- their destructions, my darling from solate.

the lions. PSALM XXXV.

18 I will give thee thanks in the David prayeth for Safety. great congregation: I will praise

1 A Psalm of David. thee among much people. PLEAD en cause strive wit enemiest wrongfullyn rejoice over me: fight against them that fight me; neither let them wink with against me.

the eye that hate me without a 2 Take hold of shield and buck- cause. ler, and stand up for my help. 20 For they speak not peace:

3 Draw out also the spear, and but they devise deceitful matters stop the way against them that per- against them that are quiet in the secute mo: say unto my soul, I am land. thy salvation.

21 Yea, they opened their mouth 4 Let them be confounded and wide against me, and said, Aha, put to shame that seek after my aha! our eye hath seen it. soul: let them be turned back and 22 This thou hast seen, O LORD: brought to confusion that devise keep not silence: O LORD, be not

far from me. 5 Let them be as chaff before the 23 Stir up thyself, and awake to wind: and let the angel of the LORD my judgment, even unto my cause, chase them.

my God and my Lord. 6 Let their way be dark and 24 Judge me, O LORD my God, slippery: and let the angel of the according to thy righteousness; Lord persecute them.

and let them not rejoice over 7 For without cause have they me. bid for me their net in a pit, which 25 Let them not say in their without cause they have digged for hearts, Ah, so would we have it: my soul.

let them not say, We have swal8 Let destruction come upon lowed him up. him at unawares; and let his net 26 Let them be ashamed and that he hath hid catch himself: brought to confusion together that into that very destruction let him rejoice at my hurt: let them be fall.

clothed with shame and dishonour 9 And my soul shall be joyful in that magnify themselves against the LORD : it shall rejoice in his me. salvation.

27 Let them shout for joy, and be 10 All my bones shall say, LORD, glad, that favour my righteous who is like unto thee, which de- cause : yoa, let them say continuallivcrest the poor from him that is ly, Let the LORD be magnified, too strong for him, yea, the poor which hath pleasure in the prosand the needy from him that spoil- perity of his servant. eth him?

28 And my tongue shall speak of 11 False witnesses did rise up; thy righteousness and of thy praiso they laid to my charge things that all the day long. I knew not.

PSALM XXXVI. 12 They rewarded me evil for The grievous State of the Wicked. good to the spoiling of my soul. 11 To the chief Musician, A Psalm

13 But as for me, when they of David the servant of the LORD, were sick, my clothing was sack. THE transgression

of the wicked fasting; and my prayer returned there is no fear of God before his into mine own bosom.

eyes. 14 I behaved myself as though 2 For he flattereth himself in his he had been my friend or brother: Ilown eyes, until his iniquity be bowed down heavily, as one that found to be hateful. mourneth for his mother.

3 The words of his mouth are 15 But in mine adversity they re- iniquity and deceit: he hath left oft joiced, and gathered themselves to be wise, and to do good. together: yea, the abjects gathered 4 He deviseth mischief upon his themselves together against me, bed; he setteth himself in a way and I knew it not; they did tear that is not good; he abhorreth not me, and ceased not:

evil. 16 With hypocritical mockers in

5 Thy mercy, O LORD, is in the


The happy state


of the godly, dc heavens; and thy faithfulness reach 13 The LORD shall laugh at him: eth unto the clouds.

for he seeth that his day is coming. 6 Thy righteousness is like the 14 The wicked hare drawn out great mountains; thy judgments the sword, and have bent their are a great deep: O LORD, thou bow, to cast down the poor and preservest man and beast.

needy, and to slay such as be of 7 How excellent is thy loving- upright conversation. kindness, O God! therefore the 15 Their sword shall enter into children of men put their trust un- their own heart, and their bows der the shadow of thy wings. shall be broken.

8 They shall be abundantly sa 16 A little that a righteous man tisfied with the fatness of thy bath is better than the riches of house; and thou shalt make them many wicked, drink of the river of thy pleasures. 17 For the arms of the wicked 9 For with thee is the fountain

of shall be broken: but the LORD up life : in thy light shall we see light. holdeth the righteous.

10 O continue thy loving-kind 18 The LORD knoweth the days ness unto them that know thee; of the upright: and their inheritand thy righteousness to the upright ance shall be for ever. in heart.

19 They shall not be ashamed in 11 Let not the foot of pride come the evil time: and in the days of against me, and let not the hand of famine they shall be satisfied. the wicked remove me.

20 But the wicked shall perish, 12 There are the workers of ini- and the enemies of the LORD shall quity fallen : they are cast down, be as the fat of lambs: they shall and shall not be able to rise.

consume; into smoke shall they PSALM XXXVII. consumne away. David urgeth Confidence in God. 21 The wicked borroweth, and

TA Psalm of David. payeth not again: but the righteo FRET not thyself because of ous showeth mercy; and giveth

of him vious against the workers of ini- shall inherit the earth; and they quity.

that be cursed of him shall be cut 2 For they shall soon be cut down off. like the grass, and wither as the 23 The steps of a good man are green herb.

ordered by the LORD: and he de3 Trust in the LORD, and do lighteth in his way, good; 80 shalt thou dwell in the 24 Though he fall, he shall not land, and verily thou shalt be fed. be utterly cast down: for the

4 Delight thyself also in the LORD upholdeth him with his hand. LORD; and he shall give thee the 25 I have been young, and now desires of thy heart.

am old; yet have I not seen the 5 Commit thy way. unto the righteous forsaken, nor his seed LORD; trust also in him; and he begging bread. shall bring it to pass.

26 He is ever merciful, and 6. And he shall bring forth thy lendeth; and his seed is blessed. righteousness as the light, and thy 27 Depart from evil, and do good; judgment as the noon-day.

and dwell for evermore. 7 Rest in the LORD, and wait 28 For the LORD loveth judge patiently for him: fret not thyself ment, and forsaketh not his saints; because of him who prospcroth in they are preserved for ever: but his way, because of the man who the seed of the wicked shall be cut bringeth wicked devices to pass. off.

8 Cease from anger, and forsake 29 The righteous shall inherit the wrath: fret not thyself in any wise land, and dwell therein for ever. to do evil.

30 The mouth of the righteous 9 For evil doers shall be cut off :speaketh wisdom, and his tongue but those that wait upon the LORD, talketh of judgment. they shall inherit the earth.

31 The law of his God is in his 10 For yet a little while, and the heart;

none of his steps shall slide. wicked shall not be: yea, thou 32 The wicked watcheth the shalt diligently consider bis place, righteous, and seeketh to slay him. and it shall not be.

33 The LORD will not leave him 11 But the meek shall inherit in his hand, nor condemn him when the earth; and shall delight them- he is judged. selves in the abundance of peace. 34 Wait on the LORD, and keep

12. The wicked plotteth against his way, and he shall exalt thce to the just, and gnasheth upon him inherit the land: when the wicked with his teeth.

are cut off, thou shalt see it.


David's complaint.

PSALMS. His care of his thoughts 35 I have seen the wicked in /hope: thou wilt hear, O LORD my great power, and spreading himself God. like a green bay-tree.

16 For I said, Hear me, lest other. 36 Yet he passed away, and lo, wise they should rejoice over me: he was not : yea, I sought him, but when my foot slippeth, they maghe could not be found.

nify themselves against me. 37 Mark the perfect man, and be 17 For I am ready to halt, and hold the upright: for the end of my sorrow is continually before me. that man is peaco.

18 For I will declare mine ini38 But the transgressors shall be quity; I will be sorry for my sin. destroyed together the end of the 19 But mine enemies are lively, wicked shall be cut off.

and they are strong: and they that 39 But the salvation of the righte- hate me wrongfully, are multious is of the LORD: he is their plied. strength in the time of trouble. 20 They also that render evil for

40 And the LORD shall help good are mine adversaries; be them, and deliver them: he shall cause I follow the thing that good deliver them from the wicked, and is. save them, because they trust in 2 Forsake me not, O LORD: 0 him.

my God, be not far from me. PSALM XXXVIII.

22 Make haste to help me, O David's Prayer in Affliction. LORD my salvation. TA Psalm of David, to bring to PSALM XXXIX: remembrance.

Shortness and Vanity of Life. O

LORD, rebuke me not in thy To the chief Musician, even to

wrath: neither chasten me in Jeduthun, A Psalm of David. thy hot displeasure.

SAID, I will take heed to my 2 For thine arrows stick fast in ways, that I sin not with my me, and thy hand presseth me tongue: I will keep my mouth with

a bridle, while the wicked is before 3 There is no soundness in my me. flesh because of thing anger; nei 2 I was dumb with silence; I ther is there any rest in my bones held my peace, even from good; because of my sin.

and my sorrow was stirred. 4 For mine iniquities are gone 3 My heart was hot within me; over my head: as a heavy burden while I was musing, the fire burnthey are too heavy for me.

ed. then spake I with my tongue. 5 My wounds stink, and are cor 4 LORD, make me to know mine rupt because of my foolishness. end, and the measure of my days,

6 I am troubled; I am bowed what it is; that I may know how down greatly; I go mourning all frail I am. the day long.

5 Behold, thou hast made my 7 For my loins are filled with a days as a handbreadth; and mine loathsomo disease: and there is age is as nothing before thee:

veno soundness in my ficsh.

rily every man at his best state is 8 I am feeble and sore broken: I altogether vanity. Selah. have roared by reason of the dis 6 Surely every man walketh in a quietness of my heart.

vain show: surely they are dis9 LORD, all my desire is before quieted in vain: he heapeth up thee; and my groaning is not hid riches, and knoweth not who shall from thee.

gather them. 10 My heart panteth, my strength 7 And now, LORD, what wait I faileth me: as for the light of mine for?

my hope is in thee. eyes, it also is gone from me. 8 Deliver me from all my trang

11 My lovers and my friends gressions : make me not the re. stand aloof from my sore; and my proach of the foolish. kinsmen stand afar off.

9 I was dumb, I opened not my 12. They also that seek after my mouth; because thou didst it. life lay snares for me: and they 10 Remove thy stroke away from that seek my hurt speak mischie- me: I am consumed by the blow vous things, and imagine deceits of thy hand. all the day long.

11 When thou with rebukes dost 13 But I, as a deaf man, heard correct man for iniquity, thou manot; and I was as a dumb man kest his beauty to consume away that openeth not his mouth. like a moth : surely every man is 14 Thus I was as a man that hear- vanity: Selah. eth not, and in whose mouth are 12 Hear my prayer, O LORD, no reproofs.

and give ear unto my cry; hold 15 For in thee, O LORD, do Il not thy peace at my tears: fur



Obedience recommended. PSALMS.

Of charity, &c. I am a stranger with thee and a driven backward and put to shame sojourner, as all my fathers were. that wish me evil.

13 O spare me, that I may reco 15 Lct them be desolate for a ver strength, before I go hence, and reward of their shame that say unto be no more.

me, Aha, aha. PSALM XL.

16 Let all those that seek thee The Benefit of trusting in God. rejoice and be glad in thee: let I To the chief Musician, A Psalm such as love thy salvation say conof David.

tinually, The LORD be magnified. I

WAITED patiently for the 17 But I am poor and needy ;

LORD; and he inclined unto me, yet the LORD thinkoth upon me: and heard my cry.

thou art my help and my de2 Hc brought me up also out of liverer; make no tarrying, o my a horrible pit, out of the miry clay, God. and set my feet upon a rock, and

PSALM XLI. established my goings.

The Charitable Man's Recom3 And he hath put a new song

pense. in my mouth, even praise unto our 1 To the chief Musician, A Psalm God many shall soe it, and fear,

of David. and shall trust the LORD.

LESSED is he that consider4 Blessed is that man that ma eth the poor: the LORD will keth the LORD his trust, and re-deliver him in timo of trouble. specteth not the proud, nor such as 2 The LORD will preserve him, turn aside to lies.

and keep him alive; and he shall 5 Many, O LORD my God, are be blessed upon tho earth: and thy wonderful works which thou thou wilt not deliver him unto the hast done, and thy thoughts which will of his enemies. are to us-ward : they cannot be 3 The LORD will strengthen him reckoned up in order unto thee: if upon the bed of languishing:

thou I would declare and speak of them, wilt make all his bed in his sickness. they are more than can be num. 4 I said, Lord, be merciful unto bered.

me: heal my soul; for I have sin 6 Sacrifice and offering thou didst ned against thee, not desire; mine ears hast thou 5 Mine enemies speak evil of opened: burnt-offering and sin-me, When shall he die, and his oftering hast thou not required. name perish?

7 Then said I, LO, I come: in 6 And if he come to see me, he the volume of the book it is writ- speaķeth vanity: his heart gatherten of ine,

eth iniquity, to itself; when he 8 I delight to do thy will, O my goeth abroad, he telleth it. God: yea, thy law is within my 7. All that hate me whisper toheart.

gether against ine: against me do 9 I have preached righteousnoss they devise my hurt. in the great congregation: lo, I 8 An evil disease, say they, have not refrained my lips, O LORD, cleaveth fast unto him: and nono thou knowest.

that he lieth he shall rise up no more. 10 I have not hid thy righteous 9 Yea, mine own familiar friend, ness within my heart; I have de-in whom I trusted, which did eat clared thy faithfulness and thy sal- of my bread, hath lifted up his heel vation: I have not concealed thy against me. loving-kindness and thy truth from 10 But thou, O LORD, be merci. the great congregation.

ful unto me, and raise me up, that 11 Withhold not thou thy tender I may requite them. mercies from me, O LORD! let thy 11 By this I know that thou faloving-kindness and thy truth con- yourest me, because mine enemy tinuo ly preserve me,

doth not triumph over me. 12 For innumerable evils have 12 And as for ine, thou upholdest compassed me about: mine iniqui- me in mine integrity, and settest ties have taken hold upon me, so me before thy face for ever. that I am not able to look up; they 13 Blessed be the LORD God of are more than the hairs of my Israel from everlasting, and to head: therefore my heart faileth everlasting. Amen, and Amen.

PSALM XLII. 13 Be pleased, O LORD, to de David's Zeal to serve God. liver me: O LORD, make haste to 1 To the chief Musician, Maschil, holp me.

for the sons of Korah. confounded together that seek after

A Swahe bace kantetanttech the

water-brooks, so panteth my soul to destroy it; let them bel soul after thee, O God.


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