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LoRD imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile. - 3 When I kept silence, my bonewaxed old through my roaring all the day long. 4 For day and night thy hand waheavy upon me: my moisture is turner into the drought of summer. Selah. 5 I acknowled my sin unto ther and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said I will confess my transgressions unto the Lorn ; and thou forgivest the iniquit, of my sin. Selah. 6 #. this shall every one that is godly [...". unto thee in a time when thou mayer found: surely in the floods of grea. waters they ... come nigh unto him. 7 Thou art my hiding place ; thou shalt preserve me from trouble ; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance. Selah. 8 I will instruct thee, and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye. 9 Beye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding : whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, lest they come near unto thee. 10 Many sorrows shall be to the wicked: but he that trusteth in the Lord, mercy shall compass him about. 11 Beglad in the Low D, and rejoice, ye righteous: and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart. PSAL. XXXIII. 1 God is to befraised for his goodness, 6 for his flower, 12 and for his firovidence. 20 Confidence is to be slaced in God. EJOICE in the Lord, O ye righteous: for praise is comely for the upright. 2 Praise the Lorn with harp : sing unto him with the psaltery and an instrument of ten strings. 3 Sing unto him a new song; play skilfully with a loud noise. 4 For the word of the Lop D is right; and all his works are done in truth. 5 He loveth, righteousness and judgment: the earth is full of the goodness of the Lon D. 6 By the word of the Lord were the heavens made ; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth. 7. He gathereth the waters of the sea together as an heap: he layeth up the depth in store-houses. 8 Let all the earth fear the Lor D : let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him.

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PSALMS. Confidence to be slaced in God.

for ever, the thoughts of his heart to all ornerations. 12 Blessed is the nation whose God is oe i on D ; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance. 13 The LoR D looketh from heaven ; he beholdeth all the sons of men. 14. From the *. of his habitation he o oketh upon all the inhabitants of the earth. 15 He fashioneth their hearts alike ; he considereth all their works. 16 There is no king saved by the multitude of an host: a mighty man is not delivered by much strength. 17 An horse is a vain thing for safety: neither shall he deliver any by his great strength. 18 Behold, the eye of the LoRD is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy ; 19 To deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine.

is our help and our shield. 21 For our heart shall rejoice in him, because we have trusted in his holy name. 22 Let thy mercy, O Lok D, be upon us, according as we hope in thee. FS.A.L. XXXIV. 1 David fraisrth God, and crharteth others thereto by his exy, ri nce. 8 1/ir; are &/essed that trust in God. 11 % erhorteth to the far of God. .4 Psalm of David, when he changed his behaviour before Abimelech ; who drove him away, and he (cparted. WILL bless the Lon D at all times: his praise shall continually, he in my mouth. 2 My soul shall make her boast in the Lon D : the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad. 3 O magnify the Lon D with me, and let us exalt his name together. 4 I sought the Lord, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my feats. 5 They looked unto him, and were lightened : and their faces were not ashamed. 6 This poor man cried, and the Lorn heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles. 7 The angel of the Lo R p encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them. 8 O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in lism. 9 O fear the Lord, ye his saints : for there is no want to them that fear him. 10 The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger : but they that seek the Lord shall not want any good thing. 11 Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of the Lok D. 12 What man is he that destreth life, and

loveth many days, that he may see good?

20 Qur soul waiteth for the Lok D : he David exhorteth to far God.

13 Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile. | 14 Depart from evil, and do good ; seek peace, and pursue it. 15 *F. eyes of the LoRD are upon the righteous, and his ears are often unto their £ry. 16 The face of the Lord is against them that do evil, to cut off the remem. brance of them from the earth. 17 The righteous cry, and the Lor D heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles. 18 The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit. 19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LoRD delivereth him out of them all. 20 He keepeth all his bones: not one of them is broken. 21 Evil shall slay the wicked: and they that hate the righteous shall be desolate. 22 The Lord redeemeth the soul of his servouts: and none of them that trust in him shall be desolate. PSAL. XXXV. 1 David frayeth for his own sq.fety, and his enemies confusion. 11 He complainoth of their wrong/u/ dea&ng. 22 Thereby he inciteth God against them. -4 Psalm of IDavid. LEAD mi, cause, O Lok D, with them that strive with me : fight against them that fight against me. 2 Take hold of shield and buckler, and stand up for mine help. 3 Draw out also the spear, and stop the orcy against them that persecute me: say unto my soul, I am thy salvation. 4 Lct them be confounded and put to shame that seck after my soul: let them

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PSALMS. He complaineth of his enemies. 467

12 They rewarded me evil for good to the spoiling of my soul. 13 But as for me, when they were sick, goas sackcloth : I humbled my soul with fasting; and my prayer returned into mine own bosom. 14 I behaved myself as though he had been my friend or brother: "I bowed down heavily, as one that mourneth for six mother. 15 But in mine adversity they rejoiced, and gathered themselves together: yea, the abjects gathered themselves together against me, and I knew it not ; they did tear me, and ceased not: 16 With hypocritical mockers in feasts, they o upon me with their teeth. 17 LoRD, how long wilt thou look on 2 rescue my soul from their destructions, my darling from the lions. 18 I will give thee thanks in the great congregation: I will praise thee among much people. 19 Let not them that are mine enemies wrongfully rejoice over me: neither let them wink with the eye that hate me without a cause. 20 For they speak not peace: but they devise deceitful matters against them that are quiet in the land. 21 Yea, they opened their mouth wide against me, and said, Aha, alia, our eye hath seen it. 22 This thou hast seen, O Lor D : keep not silence : O Low D, be not far from me. 23 Stir up thyself, and awake to my judgment, oven unto my cause, my God and my Lok D. 24 Judge me, O Lo R D my God, according to thy righteousness ; and let them not rejoice over me. 25 Let them not say in their hearts,

be turned back and brotight to confusion that devise my hurt. 5. Let them be as chaff before the wind : :ond let the angel of the Lord chase them. 6 Let their way be dark and slippery: and let the angel of the Lok D persecute them. 7 For without cause have they hid for ime their net in a pit, which without cause they have digged for my soul. 8 Let destruction come upon him at unawares; and let his net that he hath hid catch himself: into that very destruction let him fall. 9 And my soul shall be joyful in the LoR D : it shall rejoice in his salvation. 19 All my bones shall say, Lo Rn, who is like unto thee, which deliverest the poor from him that is too strong for him, ve-a, the poor and the needy from him tilot spoileth him 2 11 l’aise witnesses did rise up ; they to my charge things that I ki.ew not.

Ah, so would we have it : let them not say, \ve have swallowed him up. 26 Let them be ashamed and brought to confusion together that rejoice at mine hurt: let them be clothed with shame and dishonour that magnify themselves against tile. 27 Let them shout for joy, and be glad, that favour my righteous cause: ca, let thern say continúaily, Let the oRD be magnified, which hath picasure in the prosperity of his servant. 28 And iny tongue shall speak of thy righteousness and of thy praise all the 2 For he flattereth himself in his own eyes, until his iniquity be found to be hateful. 3 The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit: he hath left off to be wise, and to do good. 4 He deviseth mischief upon his bed ; he setteth himself in a way that is not good ; he abliorreth not evil. 5 Thy mercy, O Lorn, is in the heavens; and thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds. 6 Thy righteousness is like the great mountains; thy judgments are a great deep : O Lord, thou preservest man and beast. 7 How excellent is thy loving-kindness, O God therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings. 8 They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy house; and thou shalt make them drink of the river of thy pleasures. 9 For with thee is the fountain of life : in thy light shall we see light. 10 O continue thy loving-kindness unto them that know thee; and thy righteousness to the upright in heart: 11 Let not the foot of pride come against me, and let not the hand of the wicked remove me. 12 There are the workers of iniquity fallen: they are cast down, and shals not be able to rise. PSAL. XXXVII. ‘David hersuadeth to hatience and considence in God, by the different state of the godly and the twicked. ./1 Psalm of IDavid. Fo not thyself because of evil doers, neither be thou envious against the workers cf iniquity. 2 For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb. 3. Trust in the Lord, and do good ; $o shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. 4 Delight thyself also in the Lorp; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. 5 Commit thy way unto the Loop; trust also in him ; and he shall bring it tp pass. 6 And he shall bring forth thy right. eousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noon-day. 7 Rest in the Lo R p, and wait patiently for him : fret not thyscis because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to aSS. p 8 Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil. 9 For evil doers shall be cut off: but

day long. PSAI. XXXVI. 1 The grievous state of the cricked. 5 The erceitency of God's mercu, 10 David /rayeth for favour to God’s children. To the chief Musician, 4 Psalm of David the servant of the Lo R D. | HF, transgression of the wicked saith | within my heart, that there is no fear of God is scic his eyes.

468 Grievous state of the wicked. PSALMS.


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The has/ly state of the gods. those that wait upon the LoRD, they shall 'inherit the earth. 10 For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not he yea, thou shalt dili ntly consider his place, and it shall not o 11 But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace. 12 The wicked plotteth against the just, and gnasheth upon him lo teeth. 13 The Lord shall laugh at him : for he seeth that his day is coming. 14 The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, to cast down the poor and needy, and to slay such as be of upright conversation. 15 Their sword shall enter into their own heart, and their bows shall be brok


en. 16 A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked. 17 For the arms of the wicked shall be broken : but the Lord upholdeth the righteous. 18 The Lord knoweth the days of the upright: and their inheritance shall be for ever. 19 They shall not be ashamed in the evil time: and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied. 20 But, the wicked shall perish, and the enemies of the Lon p shtill be as the fat of lambs: they shall consume; into smoke shall they consume away. 21 The wicked borroweth, and payeth not again: but the righteous sheweth mercy, and giveth. 22 For such as he blessed of him shall inherit the earth ; and they that be cursed of him shall be cut off. 23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the Low D : and he delighteth in his way. 24 Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast flown: for the Los D upholdeth him with his hand, 25 I have been young, and more am old; yet have I not seen the righteous

forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.

26 1.e. is ever merciful, and lendeth : and his sectl is blessed.

27. Depart from evil, and do good; and dwell for evermore.

28 For the Lonn loveth judgment,

| and forsaketh not his saints; they are

preserved for ever: but the seed of the wicked shall be cot off. 29. The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell ther in for exer. 30 The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketil of judgment. 31 The law of his God is in his heart; none of his steps shall slide. 32 The wicked watchctl, the ri and seeketh to slay him.


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David's complaint.

33 The Lord will not leave him in his hand, nor condemn him when he is judged. 34 Wait on the Lord, and keep his way, and he shall exalt thee to inherit the land: when the wicked are cut off, thou shalt sce it.

35 I have seen the wicked in great o, and spreading himself like a green aw tree.

36 Yet he passed away, and lo, he was

not: yea, I sought him, but he could not be found. 37 Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace, 38 But the transgressors shall be de. together : the end of the wicked shall be cut off. 39 But the salvation of the righteous is of the LoR D : he is their strength in the time of trouble. 40 And the Lord shall help them, and deliver them: he shall deliver them from the wicked, and save them, because they trust in him. PSAI, XXXVIII. David moveth God to take com/assion of his /litiful case. A Psalm of David, to bring to remem

brance. O

LoR D, rebuke me not in thy wrath : pleasure.

2 For thine arrows stick fast in me, and thy hand presseth me sore. 3 There is no soundness in my flesh because of thine anger; neither is there any rest in my bones because of my sin. 4 For mine iniquities are gone over mine head : as an licavy burden they are too heavy for me. 5 My wounds stink, and are corrupt because of my foolishness. 6 I am troubled ; I am bowed down so ; I go mourning all the day ng. 7 For my loins are filled with a loathsome disease. and there is no soundness In my flesh. 8 I am feeble and sore broken: I have roared by reason of the disquietness of my heart. 9 LoRD, all my desire is before thee; and my groaning is not hid from thee. 10 My heart panteth, my strength faileth me: as for the light of mine eyes, it also is gone from me. 11 My lovers and my friends stand aloof from my sorc; and my kinsmen stand afar off. 12 They also that seek after my life lay shares/or me: and they that seek my hurt speak mischievous things, and imagine deceits all the day long.

13 But I, as a deaf man, heard not ; ,


neither chasten me in thy hot dis

The vanity of life. 469 and I was as a dumb man that openeth not his mouth. 14 Thus I was as a man that heareth not, and in whose mouth are no reproofs. 15 For in thce, O Lord, do I hope : thou wilt hear, O Lord my God. 16 For I said, Hear me, lest otherwise they should rejoice over me: when my foot slippeth, they magnify themselves against me. 17 For I am ready to halt, and my sorrow is continually before me. 18. For I will declare mine iniquity; I will be sorry for my sin. 19 But mine enemies are lively, and they are strong: and they that hate me wrongfully are multiplied. 20 They also that render evil for good are mine adversarics ; because I follow the thing that good is. 21 Forsake me not, O Lord : O my God, be not far from me. 22 Mlake haste to help me, O Lord my salvation. PSAL. XXXIX. 1 David's care of his thoughts. 4 His consideration of the brevity and vanity of lifo. 7 Roverence of God's judgments, 10 his frayer, &c. To the chief Musician, even to Jeduthun, A Psalm of David. SAID, I will take heed to my ways. that I sin not with my tongue: I will keep my mouth with a bridle, while thc wicked is before me. 2 I was dumb with silence, I held my peace, even from good ; and my sorrow was stirred. 3 My heart was hot within me, while I was musing the fire burned: then spake I with my tongue. 4 Lond, make me to know mine cnd, and the measure of my days, what it is ; that I may know how frail I am. 5 Behold, thou hast made iny days as an handbreadth; and mine age is as nothing before thee: verily every man at his | best state is altogether vanity. Selah. 6 Surely every man walketh in a vain shew : surely they are disquieted in vain: he heapeth up riches, and knoweth not who shall gather them. 7 And now, Lon D, what wait I for? my hope is in thee. 8 Deliver me from all my transgressions: make me not the reproach of the foolish. 9 I was dumb, I opened not my mouth; because thou didst it. 10 Remove thy stroke away from me: I am consumed by the blow of thine hand. 11 When thou with rebukes dost correct man for iniquity, thou makest his beauty to consume away like a moth : surcly every man is vanity. Selah. 12 Heariny prayer, O s.or d, and give

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Lilor'e. PSAL. XI, 1 The honofit of considence in God. 6 Obedience is the best sacrifice. 11 The sense of David's evils inflameth his frayer. To the chicf Musician, A Psalm of David. VA1TED patiently for the Lorp; and he inclined unto me, and heard my Cry. 2 He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings. 3 And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the H.or D. 4 Plessed is that man that maketh the LoRD his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies. 5 Miany, O Lord my God, are thy wonderful works which thouhast done, and thy thoughts which are to us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered. 6 Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire ; mine cars hast thou opened : burnt-offering and sin-oficring hast thou not required. 7 Then said I, Lo, I come: in the vol. ume of the book it is written cf Inc, 8 I delight to do thy will, O my God : yca, thy law is within my heart. 9 I have preached righteousness in the reat congregation : lo, I have not re frained my lips, O Lor, p, thou knowest. 10 I have not hid thy righteousness within my heart ; I have declared thy faithfulness and thy salvation: I have not concealed thy loving kindness and thy truth from the great congregation. 11. Withhold not thou thy tender mer. cies from rac, O Lorp : let thy loving kindness and thy truth continually preserve me, 12 For innumerable evils have compassed me about: mine iniquities have taken hold upon me, so that I am not able to look up ; they are more than the hairs of mine head: therefore my heart faileth me. 13 Be pleased, O Lok D, to deliver me: O Loo p, make haste to help me. 14 Lct them be as vained aid confound. ed together that seek after my soul to destroy it ; let them be do is cn backward and put to shame that wish me evil. 15 Let theo, be dosciate for a reward of their shame that say unto one, Aha, aha. 16 Let all those that scook thee rejoice and be glad in thcc: let such its love thy

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salvation say continually, the Lord be magnified. 17 But I am poor and needy; yet the LoRD thinketh upon me: thou art my help and my deliverer; make no tarrying, O my God. PSAL. XLI.

1 God’s care of the floor. 5 David coin

filainteth of his enemies treachery. To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.

LFSSED is he that considcreth the

r: the Lok D will deliver him in time of trouble. 2 The Lok D will preserve him, and keep him alive; and he shall be blessed upon the earth; and thou wilt not deliver him into the will of his enemies. 3 The Lord will strengthen him upon the bed of languishing: thou wilt make all his bed in his sickness. 4 I said, Lon D, be merciful unto me: heal my soul; for I have sinned against thee. 5 Mine enemies speakevil of me, When shall he die, and his name perish * 6 And if he come to sce me, he speaketh vanity: his heart gathereth iniquity to itself; when he goeth abroad, he j. 7 All that hate me whisper togetherao me: against me do they devise my lult. 8 An evil disease, say they, cleaveth fast unto him: and now that he lieth he shall rise up no more. 9 Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which did eat of my bread, hath lifted up his heel against me. 10 But thou, O Lorp, be merciful unto me, and raise me up, that I may requite them. 11 By this I know that thou favoorest me, because mine enemy doth not triumph over me. 12 And as for me, thou upholdest me in mine integrity, and settest me before thy face for ever. 13 Blessed he the LoRD God of Israel from everlasting, and to everlasting. Amen, and Amen. PSAL. XLII. 1 David’s zeal to serve God in the tem/le. 5 He encourageth his soul to trust in God. To the chief Musician, Maschil, for the sons of Korah. A% the hart panteth after the water M brooks, so panteth my soul after thce, O God. 2 My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God? 3 My tears have been my meat day and night, while they continually say unto me, Where is thy God? 4. When I remember these things, I pour out my soul in me: for I had gone with the okitude, I went with them to

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