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they shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying,

8 He trusted on the Lord that he would deliver him: let him deliver him, seeing he delighted in him.

9 But thou art he that took me out of the womb: thou didst make me hope when I was upon my mother's breasts.

10 I was cast upon thee from the womb; thou art my God from my mother's belly.

11 Be not far from me, for trouble is near; for there is none to help.

12 Many bulls have compassed me: strong bulls of Bashan have beset me round.

13 They gaped upon me with their mouths, as a ravening and a roaring lion.

14 Į am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint: my heart is like wax: it is melted in the midst of


bowels. 15 My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue cleaveth to my jaws; and thou hast brought me into the dust of death.

16 For dogs have compassed me; the assem. bly of the wicked have inclosed me: they pierced my hands and


feet. 17 I may tell all my bones: they look and stare

upon me. 18 They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture.

19 But be not thou far from me, O LORD; O my strength, haste thee to help me. 20 Deliver


soul from the sword; my darling from the power of the dog.

21 Save me from the lion's mouth : for thou hast heard me from the horus of the unicorns.

22 I will declare thy name unto my brethren : in the midst of the congregation will I praise thee.

23 Ye that fear the LORD, praise him; all ye the seed of Jacob, glorify him; and fear him, all the seed of Israel.

24 For he hath not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted, neither hath he hid his face from him; but when he cried unto him, he heard.

25 My praise shall be of thee in the great


congregation: I will pay my vows before them that fear him.

26 The meek shall eat and be satisfied ; they shall praise the LORD that seek bim; your heart shall live for ever.

27 All the ends of the world shall remember, and turn unto the LORD; and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee.

28 For the kingdom is the Lord's; and he is the governor among the nations.

29 All they that be fat upon earth shall eat and worship: all they that go down to the dust shall bow before him, and none can keep alive his own sout,

30 A seed shall serve him ; it shall be accounted to the Lord for a generation.

31 They shall come, and shall declare his righteousness unto a people that shall be born, that he hath done this.


David's Confidence in God.

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.

4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

5 Thou preparest a table before me, in the presence

of mine enemies : thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

6 Surely goodness and mercy sball follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

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The earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof; the world and they that dwell therein : 2 For he hath founded it


the seas, and established it upon the floods.

3 Who shall ascend into the hill of the LORD? and who shall stand in his holy place ?

4 He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not list up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully,

5 He shall receive the blessing from the Lord, and righteousness from the God of his salvation.

6 This is the generation of them that seek him, that seek thy face, O Jacob. Selah.

7 Lift up your heads,' O ye gates; and be ye

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