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David's prayer,

PSALMS. and profession of obedience. 12 Blessed art thou, O LORD: 35 Make me to go in the path of teach me thy statutes.

thy commandments; for therein do 13 With my lips have I declared I delight, all the judgments of thy mouth. 36 Incline my heart unto thy tes

14 I have rejoiced in the way of timonies, and not to covetousthy testimonies, as much as in all ness. riches.

37 Turn away mine eyes from be15 I will meditate in thy pre- holding vanity; and quicken thou cepts, and have respect unto thy me in thy way. ways.

38 Establish thy word unto thy 16 I will delight myself in thy servant, who is devoted to thy statutes: I will not forget thy fear. word.

39 Turn away my. reproach GIMEL.

which I fear: for thy judgments 17 Deal bountifully with thy ser- are good. vant, that I may live, and keep thy 40 Behold, I have longed after word.

thy, precepts: quicken me in thy 18 Open thou mine eyes, that I righteousness. may behold wondrous things out of

VAU. thy law.

41 Let thy mercies come also un19 I am a stranger in the earth : to me, O LORD, even thy salvation, hide not thy commandments from according to thy, word. me.

42 So shall I have wherewith to 20 My soul breaketh for the long- answer him that reproacheth me. ing that it hath unto thy judgments for I trust in thy word. at all times.

43 And take not the word of 21 Thou hast rebuked the proud truth utterly out of my, mouth; that are cursed, which do err from for I have hoped in thy judgthy commandments.

ments. 22 Remove from me reproach 44 So shall I keep thy law conand contempt; for I have kept thy tinually for ever and ever. testimonies.

45 And I will walk at liberty: for 23 Princes also did sit and speak I seek thy precepts. against me: but thy servant did 46 I will speak of thy testimonies meditate in thy statutes.

also before kings, and will not be 24 Thy testimonies also are my ashamed. delight, and my counsellors.

47 And I will delight myself in DALETH.

thy commandments, which I havo 25 My soul cleaveth unto the loved. dust : quicken thou me according 48 My hands also will I lift op to thy word.

unto thy commandments, which I 26 I have declared my ways, and have loved ; and I will meditate in thou heardest me: teach me thy thy statutes. statutes.

ZAIN. 27 Make me to understand the 49 Remember the word unto thy way of thy precepts : so shall I talk servant, upon which thou hast cau of thy wondrous works.

sed me to hope. 28 My soul melteth for heaviness. 50 This is my comfort in my af strengthen thou me according unto fliction: for thy word hath quickthy word.

ened me. 29 Remove from me the way of 51 The proud have had me lying and grant me thy law gra- greatly in derision: yet have I not ciously.

declined from thy law. 30 I have chosen the way of truth: 52 I remembered thy judgments thy judgments have I laid before of old, O LORD; and have comme.

forted myself. 31 I have stuck unto thy tes 53 Horror hath taken hold upon timonies: O LORD, put me not to me because of the wicked that forshame.

sake thy law. 32 I will run the way of thy com 54 Thy statutes have been my mandments, when thou shalt en- songs in the house of my pilgrimlarge my heart.

age. HE.

55 I have remembered thy name, 33. Teach me, O LORD, the way O LORD, in the night, and have of thy statutes; and I shall keep it kept thy law. unto the end.

56 This I had, because I kept thy 34 Give me understanding, and I precepts. shall keep thy law; yea, I shall ob

CHETH. serve it with my whole heart. 57 Thou art my portion. O

me ?

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The benefit of affliction. PSALMS.

God's law praised. LORD: I have said that I would unto me, and those that have keep thy words.

known thy testimonies. 58 I entreated thy favour with 80 Let my heart be sound in thy my whole heart: be merciful unto statutes; that I be not ashamed. me according to thy word.

CAPH. 59 I thought on my ways, and 81 My soul fainteth for thy salturned my feet unto thy testimo- vation : but I hope in thy word. pies.

82 Mine eyes fail for thy word, 60 I made haste, and delayed saying, When wilt thou comfort not to keep thy commandments.

61 The bands of the wicked have 83 For I am become like a bottle robbed me: but I have not forgot- in the smoke; yet do I not forget ten thy law.

thy statutes. 62 At midnight I will rise to give 84 How many are the days of thy thanks unto thee, because of thy servant? when wilt thou execute righteous judgments.

judgment on them that persecute 63 I am a companion of all them me? that fear thee, and of them that 85 The proud have digged pits keep thy precepts.

for me, which are not after thy 64 The earth, O LORD, is full of law. thy mercy : teach me thy sta 86 All thy commandments are tutes.

faithful; they persecute me wrongTETH.

fully; help thou me. 65 Thou hast dealt well with thy 87 They had almost consumed servant, O LORD, according unto me upon earth; but I forsook not thy word.

thy precepts. 66 Teach me good judgment and 88 Quicken me after thy lovingknowledge: for I have believed thy kindness; so shall I keep the tescommandments.

timony of thy mouth. 67 Before I was afflicted I went

LAMED. astray: but now have I kept thy 89 For ever, O LORD, thy word word.

is settled in heaven. 68 Thou art good, and doest 90 Thy faithfulness is unto all good; teach me thy statutes. generations: thou hast established

69 The proud have forged a lie the earth, and it abideth. against me: but I will keep thy 91 They continue this day ac. precepts with my whole heart. cording to thine ordinances : for 70 Their heart is as fat as grease ; all are thy servants. I delight in thy law.

92 Unless thy law had been my 71 It is good for me that I have delights, I should then have perishbeen afflicted; that I might learn ed in mine affliction. thy statutes.

93 I will never forget thy pre72 The law of thy mouth is bet-cepts: for with them thou hast ter unto me than thousands of gold quickened me. and silver.

94 I am thine, save me; for I JOD.

have sought thy precepts. 73 Thy hands have made me and 95 The wicked have waited for fashioned me: give me understand-me to destroy me: but I will con. ing, that I may learn thy command-sider thy testimonies. ments.

96 I have seen an end of all per74 They that fear thee will be fection : but thy commandment is glad when they see me; because I exceeding broad. have hoped in thy word.

MEM. 75 I know, O LORD, that thy 97 O now love I thy law! it is judgments are right, and that my meditation all the day. thou in faithfulness hast afflicted 98 Thou through thy commandme.

ments hast made me wiser than 76 Let, I pray thee, thy merci- mine enemies : for they are ever ful kindness be for my comfort, ac- with me. cording to thy word unto thy ser 99 I have more understanding vant.

than all my teachers : for thy tes77 Let thy tender mercies come timonies are my meditation, unto me, that I may live: for thy 100 I understand more than the law is my delight.

ancients, because I keep thy pre78 Let the proud be ashamed; cepts. for they dealt perversely with me 101 I have refrained my feet from without a cause: but I will medi- every evil way, that I might keep tate in thy precepts.

thy word. 79 Let those that fear thee turn 102 I have not departed from

The truth of

PSALMS.

God's testimonies. thy judgments: for thou hast j cording unto thy mercy, and teach taught me.

me thy statutes. 103 How sweet are thy words 125 I am thy servant; give me unto my taste! yea, sweeter than understanding, that I may know honey to my mouth.

thy testimonies. 104 Through thy precepts I get 126 It is time for thee, LORD, to understanding : therefore I hate work: for they have made void every false way.

thy law. NUN.

127 Therefore I love thy com 105 Thy word is a lamp unto mandments above gold; yea, above my feet, and a light unto my path. tine gold.

106 I have sworn, and I will per 128 Therefore I esteem all thy form it, that I will keep thy righte- precepts concerning all things to be ous judgments.

right; and I hate every false way. 107 I am allicted very much :

PE. quicken me, O LORD, according 129 Thy testimonies are wonderunto thy word.

ful: therefore doth my soul keep 108 Accept, I beseech thee, the them. free-will-offerings of my mouth,

130 The entrance of thy words O LORD, and teach me thy

judg-giveth light; it giveth understandments.

ing unto the simple. 109 My soul is continually in 131 I opened my mouth, and my hand yet do I not forget thy panted: for I longed for thy comlaw.

mandments. 110 The wicked have laid a snare 132 Look thou upon me, and be for me : yet I erred not from thy merciful unto me, as thou usest precepts.

to do unto those that love thy 111 Thy testimonies have I taken name. as a heritage for ever: for they are 133 Order my steps in thy word the rejoicing of my heart.

and let not any iniquity have do 112 I have inclined my heart to minion over me. perform thy statutes always, even

134 Deliver me from the oppres. unto the end.

sion of man: so will I keep thy preSAMECH.

cepts. 113 I hate vain thoughts: but thy 135 Make thy face to shine upon law do I love.

thy servant: and teach me thy 114 Thou art my hiding-place statutes. and my shield: I hope in thy 136 Rivers of waters run down word.

mino eyes, because they keep not 115 Depart from mo, ye evil- thy law. doers: for I will keep the com

TSADDI. mandments of my God.

137 Righteous art thou, O LORD, 116 Uphold mo according unto and upright are thy judgments. thy word, that I may live: and 138 Thy testimonies that thou let me not be ashamed of my hast commanded are righteous and hope.

very faithful. 117 Hold thou me up, and I shall 139 My zeal hath consumed me; be safe: and I will have respect because mine enemies have forunto thy statutes continually. gotten thy words.

118 Thou hast trodden down all 140 Thy word is very pure : them that err from thy statutes: for therefore thy servant loveth it. their deceit is falsehood.

141 I am small and despised: yet 119 Thou puttest away all the do not I forget thy precepts. wicked of the earth like dross : 142 Thy righteousness is an e;ertherefore I love thy testimonies. lasting righteousness, and thy law

120 My flesh trembleth for fear of is the truth. thec; and I am afraid of thy judg 143 Trouble and anguish have ments.

taken hold on me: yet thy comAIN.

mandments are my delights. 121 I have done judgment and 144 The righteousness of thy tesjustice : leave me not to mine op- timonies is everlasting : . give me pressors.

understanding, and I shall live. 122. Be surety for thy servant for

KOPH. good : let not the proud oppress 145 I cried with my whole heart; me.

hear me, O LORD: I will keep thy 123 Mine eyes fail for thy salva- statutes. tion, and for the word of thy righte 146 I cried unto thee : save me, ousness.

and I shall keep thy testimonies. 124 Deal with thy servant ac 147 I prevented the dawning of

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David's profession PSALMS.

of obedience the morning, and cried : I hoped in thee, O LORD: give me under thy word.

standing according to thy word. 148 Mine eyes prevent the night 170 Let iny supplication come watches, that I might meditate in before thee: deliver me according thy word.

to thy word. 149 Hear my voice, according 171 My lips shall utter praise, unto thy loving-kindness: O LORD, when thou hast taught me thy quicken me according to thy judg- statutes. ment.

172 My tongue shall speak of thy 150 They draw nigh that follow word: for all thy commandments after mischief: they are far from are righteousness. thy law.

173 Let thy hand help me; for 151 Thou art near, O LORD ; I have chosen thy precepts. and all thy commandments are 174 I have longed for thy salvatruth.

tion, O LORD; and thy law is my 152 Concerning thy testimonies I delight. have known of old that thou hast 175 Let my soul live, and it shall founded them for ever.

praise thee; and let thy judgments RESH.

help ine. 153 Consider mine affliction, and 176 I have gone astray like a lost deliver me: for I do not forget thy sheep ; seek thy servant ; for law.

I do not forget thy command154 Plead my cause, and deliver ments. me: quicken me according to thy

PSALM CXX. word.

David

prayeth against his Enemy. 155 Salvation is far from the T A Song of Degrees. wicked: for they seek not thy I Lord, and he heard me.

N my distress I cried unto the staties.

156 Great are thy tender mercies, 2 Deliver my soul, O LORD, from O LORD: quicken me according to lying lips, and from a deceitful thy judgments.

tongue. 157 Many are my persecutors 3 What shall be given unto thee? and mine enemies : yet do I not de- or what shall be done unto thee, cline from thy testimonies.

thou false tongue ? 158 I beheld the transgressors, 4 Sharp arrows of the mighty. end was grieved; because they kept with coals of juniper. not thy word.

5 Wo is me, that I sojourn in 159 Consider how I love thy pre- Mesech, that I dwell in the tents of cepts : quicken me, O LORD, ac-Kedar ! cording to thy loving-kindness. 6 My soul hath long dwelt with

160 Thy word is true from the him that hateth peace. beginning : and every one of thy 7 I am for peace : but when I righteous judgments endureth for speak, they are for war. ever.

PSALM CXXI.
SCHIN.

The great Safety of the Godly. 161 Princes have persecuted mo 11 A Song of Degrees. with pets in cause chyty

on, heart I will liftomp wniese eyesmeth 162 I rejoice at thy word, as one help. that findeth great spoil.

2 My help cometh from the 163 I hate and abhor lying : but LORD, which made heaven and thy law do I love.

earth. 164 Seven times a day do I praise 3 He will not suffer thy foot to be thee, because of thy righteous moved: he that keepeth thee will judgments.

not slumber. 165 Great peace have they which 4 Behold, he that keepeth Israel love thy law: and nothing shall shall neither slumber nor sleep. offend them.

5 The LORD is thy keeper: the 166 LORD, I have hoped for thy LORD is thy shade upon thy right salvation, and done thy command-hand. ments.

6 The sun shall not smite thee by 167. My soul hathe kept they testi- day, nor the moon hy pright: monies; I ingly.

from all evil: he shall preserve thy 168 I have kept thy precepts and soul. thy testimonies : for all my ways 8 The LORD shall preserve thy are before thee.

going out and thy coming TAU.

from this time forth, and even for 169 Let my cry come near before evermore.

my

David's joy for the Church. PSALMS. Securty of the godly PSALM CXXII.

out of the snare of the fowlers: David prayeth for Jerusalem. the snare is broken, and we are T A Song of Degrees of David. escaped. I

WAS glad when they said unto 8 Our help is in the name of the

me, Let us go into the house of LORD, who made heaven and the LORD.

earth. 2 Our feet shall stand within thy

PSALM CXXV. gates, O Jerusalem.

The safety of the Godly. 3 Jerusalem is builded as a city 4 Whither the tribes go up, the THEY that trust in the LORD

shall be as mount Zion, which tribes of the LORD, unto the testi- cannot be removed, but abideth for mony of Israel, to give thanks unto ever. the name of the LORD.

2 As the mountains are round 5 For there are set thrones of about Jerusalem, so the LORD is judgment, the thrones of the house round about his people from henceof David.

forth even for ever. 6 Pray for the peace of Jerusa 3 For the rod of the wicked shall lem: they shall prosper that love not rest upon the lot of the rightethee.

ous; lest the righteous put forth 7 Peace be within thy walls, and their hands unto iniquity. prosperity within thy palaces. 4 Do good, O LORD, unto thosc

8 For my brethren and compa- that be good, and to them that are nions'

sakes, I will now say, Peace upright in their hearts. be within thee.

5 As for such as turn aside unto 9 Because of the house of the their crooked ways, the LORD shall LORD our God I will seek thy lead them forth with the workers of good.

iniquity: but peace shall be upon PSALM CXXIII.

Israel. The Confidence of the Godly.

PSALM CXXVI. TA Song of Degrees. Church's Return from Captivity UNT Other lift weininde yeso TA Song of Degrees

Onthou that dwellest in the WHEN the LORD turned again heavens.

, 2 Behold, as the eyes of servants were like them that dream. look unto the hand of their mas 2 Then was our mouth filled with ters, and as the eyes of a maiden laughter, and our tongue with singunto the hand of her mistress; soling. then said they among the heaour eyes wait upon the LORD our then, The LORD hath done great God, until that he have mercy things for them. upon us.

3 The LORD hath done great 3 Have mercy upon us, O LORD, things for us; whereof we are glad. have mercy upon us: for we are ex 4 Turn again our captivity, O ceedingly filled with contempt. LORD,

the streams in the 4. Our soul is exceedingly filled south. with the scorning of those that are 5 They that sow in tears shall at ease, and with the contempt of reap in joy. the proud.

6 He that goeth forth and weep: PSALM CXXIV.

eth, bearing precious seed, shall God's Deliverance of his Church. doubtless come again with rejoicing, TT A Song of Degrees of David. bringing his sheaves with him. Fit had not been the LORD who

PSALM CXXVII.

Good Children are God's Gift. Israel say;

TA Song of Degrees for Solomon. viet frits had not slicen the Loren EXCEP. Thebe a bondinbuild like rose up against us:

build it: except the LORD keep the 3 Then they had swallowed us city, the watchman waketh but in up quick, when their wrath was vain. kindled against us :

2 It is vain for you to rise up 4 Then the waters had over-early, to sit late, to eat the bread

: Yorste he givethe histoire over our soul:

loved sleep: 5 Then the proud waters had 3 Lo, children are a heritage of gone over our soul.

the LORD: and the fruit of the 6 Blessed be the LORD, who womb is his reward. hath not given us as a prey to 4 As arrows are in the hand of a their teeth. 7 Our soul is escaped as a bird l youth.

mighty man: so are children of the

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