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2 The kings of the earth set

1 The happiness of the godly. 4 The themselves, and the rulers unhappiness of the ungodly. take counsel together, against LESSED is the man that the LORD, and against his

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sel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.

2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.

3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

4 The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.

5 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.

6 For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

PSALM 2. 1 The kingdom of Christ. 10 Kings

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3 Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.

4 He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh the Lord shall have them in derision.

5 Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure. 6 Yet have I set my King upon my holy hill of Zion. 7 I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.

8 Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the utter most parts of the earth for thy possession.

9 Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.

10 Be wise now therefore, Oye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth.

11 Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling. 12 Kiss the Son, lest he be


angry, and ye perish from 6 Man's happiness is in God's fa To the chief Musician on Neginoth, A

the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their

trust in him.

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Psalm of David.

HGod of my righteous

EAR me when I call, O

ness thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress; have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer.

2 O ye sons of men, how long will ye turn my glory into shame? how long will ye love vanity, and seek after leasing? Selah.

3 But know that the LORD hath set apart him that is godly for himself: the LORD will hear when I call unto him.

4 Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah.

5 I laid me down and slept; 5 Offer the sacrifices of I awaked; for the LORD sus-righteousness, and put your tained me. trust in the LORD.

6 I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people, that have set themselves against me round about.

7 Arise, O LORD; save me, O my God: for thou hast smitten all mine enemies upon the cheek bone; thou hast broken the teeth of the ungodly.

6 There be many that say, Who will shew us any good? LORD, lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us. 7 Thou hast put gladness in my heart, more than in the time that their corn and their wine increased.

8 I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, LORD, only makest me dwell

8 Salvation belongeth unto the LORD: thy blessing is up-in safety. on thy people. Selah.


1 David prayeth for audience. 2 He reproveth and exhorteth his enemies.


1 David prayeth, and professeth his study in prayer. 4 God favoureth not the wicked. 7 David, professing his faith, prayeth unto God to guide

him, 10 to destroy his enemies, 11 and | God; let them fall by their to preserve the godly. own counsels; cast them out in the multitude of their

To the chief Musician upon Nehiloth, A


Psalm of David.

IVE ear to my words, O transgressions; for they have LORD; consider my rebelled against thee. meditation.

2 Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God: for unto thee will I pray.

3 My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.

4 For thou art not a God

11 But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.

12 For thou, LORD, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield.


that hath pleasure in wicked- 1 David's complaint in his sickness. 8 ness: neither shall evil dwell with thee.

5 The foolish shall not stand

in thy sight: thon hatest all workers of iniquity.

6 Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing: the LORD will abhor the bloody and deceitful man.

By faith he triumpheth over his

To the chief Musician on Neginoth upon
Sheminith, A Psalm of David.

LORD, rebuke me not in thine anger, neither chasten me in thy hot dis pleasure.

2 Have mercy upon me, O LORD; for I am weak: LORD, heal me; for my bones

3 My soul is also sore vexed: but thou, O LORD, how long?

4 Return, O LORD, deliver my soul: oh save me for thy mercies' sake.

7 But as for me, I will come into thy house in the multi-are vexed. tude of thy mercy and in thy fear will I worship toward thy holy temple. 8 Lead me, O LORD, in thy righteousness because of mine enemies; make thy way straight before my face. 5 For in death there is no re9 For there is no faithful-membrance of thee: in the ness in their mouth; their grave who shall give thee inward part is very wicked- thanks? ness; their throat is an open sepulchre; they flatter with their tongue.

10 Destroy thou them, O

6 I am weary with my groaning; all the night make

my bed to swim; I water my couch with my tears.

7 Mine eye is consumed be- | anger, lift up thyself because cause of grief; it waxeth old of the rage of mine enemies: because of all mine enemies. 8 Depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity; for the LORD hath heard the voice of my weeping.

9 The LORD hath heard my supplication; the LORD will receive my prayer.

10 Let all mine enemies be ashamed and sore vexed: let them return and be ashamed suddenly.

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Shiggaion of David, which he sang unto the LORD, concerning the words of Cush the Benjamite.

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and awake for me to the judgment that thou hast com. manded.

7 So shall the congregation of the people compass thee about: for their sakes therefore return thou on high. 8 The LORD shall judge the people: judge me, O LORD, according to my righteousness, and according to mine integrity that is in me.

9 Oh let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end; but establish the just: for the righteous God trieth hearts and reins.


10 My defence is of God, which saveth the upright in heart.

LORD my God, in thee do I put my trust: save 11 God judgeth the rightme from all them that perse-eous, and God is angry with the wicked every day.

cute me, and deliver me: 2 Lest he tear my soul like a lion, rending it in pieces, while there is none to deliver. 3 O LORD my God, if I have done this; if there be iniquity in my hands;

4 If I have rewarded evil unto him that was at peace with me; (yea, I have delivered him that without cause is mine enemy;)

5 Let the enemy persecute my soul, and take it; yea, let him tread down my life upon the earth, and lay mine honour in the dust. Selah.

6 Arise, O LORD, in thine

12 If he turn not, he will whet his sword; he hath bent his bow, and made it ready.

13 He hath also prepared for him the instruments of death; he ordaineth his arrows against the persecutors. 14 Behold, he travaileth with iniquity, and hath conceived mischief, and brought forth falsehood.

15 He made a pit, and digged it, and is fallen into the ditch which he made.

16 His mischief shall return upon his own head, and his

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