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Christ's kingdom foreshewn.

16 The right hand of the Lord is exalted: the right hand of the Lord doeth valiantly. 17 I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the Lord. 18 The Lord hath chastened me sore: but he hath not given me over unto death. 19 Open to me the gates of righteousness: I will go in to them, and I will praise the Lok D : 20 This gate of the Lo RD, into which the righteous shall enter. 21 I will praise thee : for thou hast heard me, and art become my salvation. 22 The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner.

PSALMS.

23 This is the Lord’s doing; it is marvellous in our eyes. 24. This is the day ovhich the Lor D hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. 25 Save now, I beseech thee, O Lord : O LoRD, I beseech thee, send now prosperity. 26 Blessed be he that cometh in the name of the LoRD : we have blessed you out of the house of the Iro R.D. 27 God is the Lord, which hath shewed us light: bind the sacrifice with cords, even unto the horns of the altar. 28 Thou art my God, and I will praise thee: thou art my God, I will exalt thee. 29 O give thanks unto the Lord ; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for

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David's meditations. 503

12 Blessed art thou, O Lok D : teach me thy statutes. 13 With my o have I declared all the judgments of thy mouth. 14 I have rejoiced in the way of thy testimonies, as much as in all riches. 15 I will meditate in thy precepts, and have respect unto thy ways. 16 I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word. G1MEL. 17 Deal bountifully with thy servant, that I may live, and kecp thy word. 18, Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wonderous things out of thy law. 19 I am a stranger in the earth: hide not thy commandments from me. 20 My soul breaketh for the longing that it hath unto thy judgments at all times. 21 Thou hast rebuked the proud that are cursed, which do err from thy commandments. 22 Remove from me reproach and contempt; for I have kept thy testimonies. 23 Princes also did sit and speak against me: but thy servant did meditate in thy statutes. 24 Thy testimonies also are my delight, and my counsellors. DALETH. 25 My soul cleaveth unto the dust : quicken thou me according to thy word. 26 I have declared my ways, and thou heardest me: teach me thy statutes. 27 Make me to understand the way of thy precepts: so shall I talk of thy wonderous works. 28 My soul melteth for heaviness: strengthen thou me according unto thy word. 29 Remove from me the way of lying: and grant me thy law graciously. 30 I have chosen the way of truth : thy judgments have I laid }r. wne. 31 o stuck unto thy testimonies: O Lo R D, put me not to shame. 32 I will run the way of thy commandments, when thou #. enlarge my heart.

E, 33 Teach me, O Lord, the way of th statutes; and I shall keep it unto the en 34 Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; yea, Ishall observe it with my whole heart. 35 Make me to go in the path of thy commandments; for therein do I delight. 36 Incline my heart unto thy testimonies, and not to covetousness. 37 Turn away mine eyes from behold

|ing vanity ; and quicken thou me in

thy way. 38 Stablish thy word unto thy servant,

who is devoted to thy fear. 39 Turn away my reproach which I

fear: for thy judgments are good.

504 David's frayer. 40 Behold, I have longed after thy precepts: quicken me oy righteousness. - VAU.

41 Let thy mercies come also unto me, O Lord, even thy salvation, according to thy word. 42 So shall I have where with to answer Jhim that reproacheth me: for I trust in thy word. 43 And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth ; for I have hoped in thy judgments. 44. So shall I keep thy law continually for ever and ever. 45 And I will walk at liberty: for I seek thy precepts. 46 I will speak of thy testimonies also before kings, and will not be ashamed. 47 And I will delight myself in thy eommandments, which I have loved.

48 My hands also will I lift up unto !

thy commandments, which I have loved ; and I will meditate in thy statutes. . ZAIN. 49 Remember the word unto thy servant, upon which thou hast caused me to hope. 50 This is my comfort in my affliction: for thy word hath quickened me. 51. The proud have had me greatly in derision: yet have I not declined from thy law. 52 I remembered thy judgments of old, O Lord ; and have comforted myself. 53 Horror hath taken hold upon me * of the wicked that forsake thy a W. 54 Thy statutes have been my songs in the house of my pilgrimage. 55 I have remembered thy name, O LORD, in the night, and have kept thy law. 56 This I had, because I kept thy

precepts. CHETH. 57 Thou art my portion, O Lord : I have said that I would keep thy words. 58 I, entreated thy favour with my whole heart: be merciful unto me according to thy word. 59. I thought on my ways, and turned my fect unto thy testimonies. 60 I made haste, and delayed not to keep thy commandments. 6i The bands of the wicked have - food me: but I have not forgotten thy a W. 62. At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto thee, because of thy righteous judgments. 63 I am a companion of all them that fear thee, and of them that keep thy recepts. 64. The earth, O Lord, is full of thy mercy: teach me thy statutes,

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The benefit of afflictions. TETH. 65 Thou hast dealt well with thy servant, O Lok D, according unto thy word. 66 Teach me good judgment and knowledge: for I have believed thy commandments. 67 Before I was afflicted I went astray: but now have I kept thy word. 68 Thou art good, and doest good ; teach me thy statutes. 69 The proud have forged a lie against me: but I will keep thy precepts with my whole heart. 70 Their heart is as fatas grease; but I delight in thy law. 71. It is good for me that I have been afflicted ; that I might learn thy statutes. 72. The law of thy mouth is better unto me than thousands §gold and silver. J

73 Thy hands have made me and fashioned me : give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments. 74 They that fear thee will be glad when they see me; because I have hoped in thy word. 75 I know, O Lord, that thy . ments are right, and that thou in faithfulness hast afflicted me. 76. Let, I pray thee, thy merciful kindness be for my comfort, according to thy word unto thy servant. 77 Let thy tender mercies come unto me, that I may live: for thy law is my delight. 78 Let the proud be ashamed; for they dealt perversely with me without a cause: but I will meditate in thy precepts. 79 Let those that fear |. turn unto me, and those that have known thy testimonies. 80 Let my heart be sound in thy statutes; that i be not ashamed. CAPH. 81 My soul fainteth for thy salvation: but I hope in thy word. 82 Mine eyes fail for thy word, saying, When wilt thou comfort me? 83 For I am become like a bottle in the smoke ; yet do I not forget thy statutes. | 84 How many are the days of thy servant 2 when wilt thou execute judgment on them that persecute me? 85. The proud have digged pits for me, wuich are not after thy law. 86 All thy commandments are faithful: they persecute me wrongfully; help thou me. 87. They had almost consumed me upon earth; but I forsook not thy |...}} 88 Quicken me after thy loving-kindness; so shall I keep the testimony of thy

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89 For ever, O Lok D, thy word is set| tied in heaven.

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David's delight

90 Thy faithfulness is unto all genera: tions: thou hast established the earth, and it abideth. 91 They continue this day according to thine ordinances: for all are thy servants. 92 Unless thy law had been my delights, I should then have perished in mine at- | fliction. 93 I will never forget thy precepts: for with them thou hast quickened me. 94 I am thine, save me; for I have sought thy precepts. 95 The wicked have waited for me to destroy me: but I will consider thy testimonies. 96 I have seen an end of all perfec. tion: but thy commandment is excecd

ing broad. MEM. 97 O how love Ithy law it is my meditation all the day. 98 Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than unine enemies: for they are ever with me. 99 I have more understanding than all my teachers: for thy testimonies are my meditation. ... 100 I understand more than the ancients, because I keep thy precepts. 101.1 have reframed my o: from every evil way, that I might keep thy word. 102 I have not departed from thy judgments: for thou hast taught me. 103 How sweet are thy words unto my taste yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth 104 Through thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false

way. NU.N. 105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. ... 106 shave sworn, and I will perform it, that I will keep thy righteous judgThefts. 107 I am afflicted very much : quicken me, O Lorp, according unto thy word. 108. Accept, I beseech thee, the freewill-offerings of my mouth, O Lok D, and teach me thy judgments. 109 My soul is continually in my hand: yet do I not forget thy law. 110 The wicked have laid a snare for me : yet I erred not from thy precepts. 111 Thy testimonies have I taken as an heritage for ever: for they are the rejoicing of my heart.

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in the law. 505 for I will “keep the commandments of

m o; Uphold me, according unto thy word, that I may live : and let me not be ashamed of my hope. 117 Hold thou me up, and I shall be safe : and I will have respect unto thy statutes continually. 118 Thou hast trodden down all thern that err from thy statutes: for their deceit is falsehood. 119 Thou puttest away all the wicked of the earth like dross: therefore I love thy testimonies. 120 My flesh trembleth for fear of thee; and I am afraid ojudgments.

121 I have done judgment and justice: leave me not to mine oppressors. 122 Be surety for thy servant for good: let, not the proud oppress me, 123 Mine eyes fail for thy salvation, and for the word of thy righteousness. 124, Deal with thy servant according unto thy mercy, and teach me thy stat. utes. 125 I am thy servant; give me understanding, that I may know thy testilin Oilles. 126 It is time for thee, LoRD, to work:

Jor they have made void thy law.

127 Therefore I love thy commandments above gold ; yea, above fine gold. 128 Therefore I esteem all thy precepts concerning all things to be right; and 1 hate every false "; 129, Thy testimonies are wonderful : therefore doth my soul keep them. 130 The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple. 131 I opened my mouth, and panted: for I longed for thy commandments. 132 Look thou upon me, and be merciful unto me, as thou usest to do unto those that love thy name. 133 Order my o in thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over nic, 134 Deliver me from the oppression of

| man: so will I keep thy precepts.

135 Make thy face to shine upon thy servant; and teach me thy statutes. 136 Rivers of waters run down mine eyes, because they keep not thy law. TSADDI.

113 I have inclined mine heart to peform thy statutes always, even unto the

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do I love. 114 Thou art my hiding-place and my

shield: I hope in thy word.

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506 David's delight in God's law. PSALMS.

141 I am small and despised: yet do not I forget thy precepts. 142 Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and thy law is the truth. 143 Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me : yet thy commandurents are my delights. 144 The righteousness of thy testimonies is everlasting: give me understanding, and I shall live. KOPH. 145 I cricd with my wholeheart; hear me, O Lon D : I will keep thy statutes. 146 I cried unto thee; save me, and I shadi keep thy testimonies. 147 I prevented the dawning of the morning, and cried : I hoped in thy word. 148 Mine eyes prevent the night watchcs, that I might meditate in thy word. 149 Hear my voice, according unto thy lowing-kindness: O Lo R D, quicken me according to thy judgment. 15() o draw nigh that follow after mischief: 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 §: thou hast founded them for ever. RESH.

153 Consider mine affliction, and deliv

er me: for I do not forget thy law. 154 Plead my cause, and deliver me: uicken me according to thy word. 155 Salvation is far fī m the wicked : for they scek not thy statutes. 156 Great are thy tender mercies, O Lon D : quicken me according to thy judgments. 15. Many are my persecutors and mile enemics; yet do I not decline from thy testimonics. 158 I reheld the transgressors, and was grieved ; because they kept not thy word. 159 Consider how I love thy precepts: quicken me, O Lon D, according to thy lowing-kindness. 160 Thy word is true from the begin

ning : and cyery one of thy righteous

judgments cnduresh for ever.

161 Princes have persecuted me without a cause: but my heart standeth in awe of thy word.

163, I rejoice at thy word, as one that

findeth great spoil.

163 I hate and abhor lying: but thy is thy shade upon thy right hand.

law do I love. 164 Seven times a day do I praise thce, because of thy righteous judgments.

105 Great peace have they which love

thy law : and nothing shall offend them. , 166 LoRD, I have hoped for thy salvation, and done thy com:#andments.

He firayeth against Doeg. , 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 beforc thee. - o TAU. 169 Let my cry come near before thee, O Lok D : 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 arc 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 thce ; and let thy judgments help me. 1761 have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek thy servant ; for I do not forget thy commandments. PSAL. CXX. 1 David, fraying against Doeg, 3 refiroveth his tongue. A Song of degrees. . . . N my distress } cried unto the LORD, and he heard me. 2 Deliver my soul, O Lord, from lying lips, and from a deceitful tongue. 3 What shall be given unto thee 2 or what shall be done into thee, thou false tongue 2 4'Sharp arrows of the mighty, with coals of juniper. 5 WCe is mc, that I scieurn in Mesech, that I dwell in the tents of Kedar ! 6 My soul hath long dwelt with him that hateth peace. 7 I am for peace: but when I speak, they are or war. PSAL. CXXI. The great safity of the godly, who fitz their trust in God's firotection. A Song of degrees. WILL lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. 2 My help cometh from the Lorn,

which made heaven and carth.

3 He will not suffer thy foot to be moved : he that keepeth thee will not slumber.

4 Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.

5 The Lok D is thy keeper: the LoRD

6 The sun shall not simite thee by day, nor the moon by night.

7. The Lok I shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.

8. The Low D shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evernacre.

David's joy for the church. PSALMS. .4 frayer for the godly. 507

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6 and firiyeth for the ficace thereof. §: of & of 1)avid. WAS glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the Lok D. 2 Our feet shall stand within thy gates, 0 Jerusalem. 3 Jerusalem is builded as a city that is compact together: . . 4.Whither the tribes go up, the tribes of the Lok D, unto the testimony of Is. rael, to give thanks unto the name of the LoRD. 5 For there are set thrones of judgment, the thrones of the house of David. 6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem : they shall prosper that love thee. 7. Peace be within thy walls, and prosperity within thy palaces. 8 For my brethren and companions o I will now say, Peace be within ee. 9 Because cf the house of the Lop D our God I will seek thy good, PSAL. CXXIII. 1 The godly frofess their confidence in God, 3 and fray to be delivered from contempt. o A Song of degrees. NTO thcc . I up mine eyes, O thou that dwellest in the heavens. 2 Behold, as the eyes of servants look unto theiland of their masters, and as the eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her inistress; so our eyes wait upon the Lon D

our God, until that he have mercy upon |

ll.S. 3 Have mercy upon us, O Lord, have

mercy upon us: for we are exceedingly

filled wi. contempt. 4 Our soul is exceedingly filled with the

scorming of those that are at ease, and ||

with the contempt of the proud. PSAL. CXXIV. The church blesseth God /or a miraculous deliverance. A Song of degrees of David. IF it had not been the Lo R D who was on our side, now may Israel say ; 2 If it had not been the Lord who was on our side, when men rose up against us : 3 Then they had swallowed us up quick, when their wrath was kindled *gainst us: 4 Then the watcus had overwhelmed us, the stream had gone over our soul: 5 Then the proud waters had gone over our soul. 6 Blessed be the Lok D, who hath not given us as a prey to their teeth. 7 Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers: the snare is broken, and we are cscaped. 8 Our help is in the name of the Loop, who made locavci, and carth.

PSAL. CXXV. 1 The safety of such as trust in God. 4 of firqiser for the godly, and against the wicked. A Song of degrees. HEY that trust in the Lof D shall be as mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abideth for ever. 2 .As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the Lok D is round about his people from henceforth even for ever. 3 For the rod of the wicked shall not rest upon the lot of the righteous; lest the righteous put forth their hands unto . uity. 4. Do good, O Lord, unto those that be good, and to them that are upright in their hearts. 5 As for such as turn aside unto their crooked ways, the LoRD shall lead them forth with the workers of iniquity: but peace shall be upon Israel. ! PSAL CXXVI. 1 The church, celebrating her incredible return out of castivity, 4 frayeth for, oft firofthesieth the good success thereOf.

A Song of degrees, HEN the LoRD turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream. 2 Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing : then said they among the heathem,"The LoRD hath done great things for them. . 3 The Lok D hath done great things for us; ovhereof we are glad. 4 Turn again our captivity, O Lor D, as the streams in the south. 5 They that sow in tears shall reap in Oy. J 6 He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious sced, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him. PSA L. CXXVII. 1 The virtue of God's blessing. 3 Good children are his gift. A Song of degrees for Solomon. XCEPT the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it: ex|cept the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh Šut in vain. 2 It is vain for you to rise up carly, to sit up late, to cat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep. | 3 Lo, children are an heritage of the | Lor D : 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 thc man that hath his quivey full of them : they shall not be ash med, but they shall speak will the cochlies in the gate.

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