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149 Hear my voice, according unto thy loving-kindness: O LORD, quicken me according to thy judgment.
150 They draw nigh that follow after mis. chief; they are far from thy law.
151 Thou art near, O LORD; and all thy commandments are truth.
152 Concerning thy testimonies, I have known of old, that thou hast founded them
153 Consider mine · affiction, and deliver me; for I do not forget thy law.
154 Plead my cause, and deliver me: quicken me according to thy word.
155 Salvation is far from the wicked: fo they seek not thy statutes.
156 Great are thy tender mercies, O LORD; quicken me according to thy judgments.
157 Many are my persecutors and mine enemies; yet do I not decline from thy testimonies.
158 I beheld the transgressors, and grieved; because they kept not thy word.
159 Consider how I love thy precepts: quicken me,' 0 LORD, according to thy lovingkindness.
100 Thy word is true from the beginning : and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever.
161 Princes have persecuted me without a cause: but my heart standeth in awe of thy word.
162 I rejoice ai thy word, as one that findeth great spoil.
163 I hate and abhor lying; but thy law do I love.
164 Seven times a day do I praise thee: because of thy righteous judgments.
165 Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.
166 LORD, I have hoped for thy salvation, and done thy commandments.
167 My soul hath kept thy testimonies, and I love them exceedingly.
168 I have kept thy precepts and thy testimonies ; for all my ways are before thee,
169 Let my cry come near before thee, O LORD; give me understanding according to thy word.
170 Let my supplication come before thee: deliver me according to thy word.
171 My lips shall utter praise when thou hast taught me thy statutes.
172 My tongue shall speak of thy word : for all thy commandments are righteousness.
173 Let thine hand help me: for I have chosen thy precepts.
174 I have longed for thy salvation, O LORD; and thy law is my delight.
175 Let my soul live, and it shall praise thee, and let thy judgments help me.
176 I have gone astray like a lost sheep: seek thy servant; for I do not forget thy commandments.
Good Children are God's gracious Gift.
Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.
2 It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep.
3. Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.
4 As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man: so are children of the youth.
5 Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them; they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.
The Blessings that allend the Godty. BLESSED is every one that feareth the LORD: that walketh in bis
2 For thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands: happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee.
3 Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of thine house: thy children like olive plants round about thy table.
4 Behold, that thus shall the man be blessed, that feareth the LORD.
5 The LORD shall bless thee out of Zion; and thou shalt see the good of Jerusalem, all the days of thy life.
6 Yea, thou shalt see thy children's chil. dren, and peace upon Israel.
An Exhortation to Thanksgiving.
O Give thanks unto the LORD: for be is good : for his mercy endureth for ever.
2 O Give thanks unto the God of gods: far his mercy endureth for ever,