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508 An exhortation to fraise God. PSALMS. .4 refetition of God's fromises.

PS AL, CXXVIII. The sundry blessings which follow them that fear God. A Song of degrees. LESSED is every one that feareth the LoR D ; that walketh in his ways. 2 For thou shalt eat the labour of ine hands: happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee. 3 Thy wite shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of thinehouse: thy children like olive plants round thy table. 4 Behold, that thus shall the man be blessed that feareth the Lo R.D. 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 children, and peace upon Israel. AL. CXXIX. 1 An eachortation to shraise God for saving. Israel in their great afflictions. 5 The haters of the church are cursed. A Song of degrees. ANY a time have they asflicted me from my youth, may Israel now Sol v . 2 Many a time have they asslicted me from my youth : yet they have not prevailed against me. 3 The plowers plowed upon my back: they made long their furrows, 4 The Lord is righteous: he hath cut asunder the cords of the wicked. 5 Let them all be confounded and turned back that hate Zion. 6 Let them be as the grass usion the house-tops, which withereth afore it grow

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OUT of the depths have I cried unto

thee, O Lo R D.

2 Lok D, hear my voice: let thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications.

3 If thou, Lon D, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand 2

4 Rut there is forgiveness with thee, that thou may est be i.

5 I wait for the Lord, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope.

6 My soul waiteth for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning: I say, more than they that watch for the morning.

7 Let Israel hope in the Lord : for

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2 How he sware unto the Lord, and vowed unto the mighty God of Jacob ; 3 Surely I will not come into the tabole ymy house, nor go up into my bed; 4 I will not give sleep to mine eyes, or slumber to mine eyelids, 5 Until I find out a place for the Lord, an habitation for the mighty God of Jacob. 6 Lo, we heard of it at Ephratah: we found it in the fields of the wood. 7. We will go into his tabernacles: we will worship at his footstool. 8 Arise, O Lord, into thy rest; thou, and the ark of thy strength. 9 Let they". be clothed with righteousness; and let thy saints shout for joy. 10 For thy servant David's sake turn not away the face cf thine anointed. 11 The Lo R D hath sworn in truth unto David ; he will not turn from it; Of the fruit of thy body will I set upon thy throne. 12 If thy children will keep my covenant and my testimony that I shall teach them ; their children also shall sit upon thy throne for evermore. 13 For the Lon D hath chosen Zion ; he hath desired it for his habitation. 14 This is my rest for ever: here will I dwell; for I have desired it. 15 I will abundantly bless her provision: I will satisfy her poor with bread. 16 I will also clothe her priests with salvation, and her saints shall shout aloud for joy. 17 There will I make the horn of David to bud: I have ordained a lamp for mine anointed.

18 His enemies will I clothe with

-An exhortation to bless God, shame: but upon himself shall his crown

flourish." PSAL. CXXXIII. The blessedness of union among brethren. A Song of degrees of David. EHOLD, how good and how pleas. ant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity 2. It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron's beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments; 3. As the dew of Hermon, and as the deru that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the Lo R D commanded the blessing, even life for evermore. *śī. CXXXIV. ...An exhortation to bless God. A Song of degrees. EHOLD, bless ye o LoRD, all ve servants of the Lord, which i. night stand in the house of the Lo R D.

2 Lift up your hands in the sanctuary,

and bless the Lok D. 3 The Lord that made heaven and earth bless thee out of Zion. PSAL. CXXXV.

1.Mn exhortation to firaise God for his - for his mercy endureth for ever.

mercy, 5 for his flower, 8 and for his judgments. 15 The vanity of idols. 19 ..An exhortation to bless God.

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name of the Lo R D ; praise him, O ye servants of the Lord. 2 Ye that stand in the house of the Lord, in the courts of the house of our God, 3 Praise ye the Lord ; for the LoR D is good; sing praises unto his name ; for it is pleasant. 4 For the Lord hath chosen Jacob unto himself, and Israel for his peculiar treasure. -5. For I know that the Lord is great, and that our Lord is above all gods. 6 Whatsoever the Lord pleased, that did he in heaven, and in earth, in the seas, and all deep places. 7. He causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth; he maketh lightnings for the rain; he bringeth the wind out of his treasuries. 8 Who smote the first-born of Egypt, both of man and beast. 9 JWho sent tokens and wonders into the midst of thee, O Egypt, upon Pharaoh, and upon all his servants. 10 Who smote great nations, and slew mighty kings; 11 Sihon king of the Amorites, and Og king of Bashan, and all the kingdoms of Canaan: 12 And gave their land for an heritage, an heritage unto Israel his people. 13 Thy name, O Lord, endureth for ever ; and thy memorial, O Lord, throughout all generations.


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14 For the Lord will judge his people, and he will repent himself concerning his Servants. 15 The idols of the heathen are silver and gold, the work of men's hands. 16 They have mouths, but they speak not; eves have they, but they see not. 17 They have ears, but they hear not; neither is there any breath in their mouths. 18 They that make them are like unto them : so is every one that trusteth in them. 19 Bless the Lo R p, O house of Israel: bless the Lor D, O house of Aaron: 20 Bless the Lord, () house of Levi: ye that fear the Lorp, bless the Lon D. 21 Blessed be the Lord out of Zion, which dwelleth at Jerusalem. Praise ye the Lord. PSAL. CXXXVI. •An exhortation to give thanks to God for fiarticular mercies. GIVE thanks unto the Lord ; for /*e is good: for his mercy endureth

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2 O give thanks unto the God of gods: for his mercy endure's for ever. 3 O give thanks to the Lord of lords: 4. To him who alone doeth great wonders: for his mercy endures/, for ever. 5 To him that by wisdom made the

6 To him that stretched out the earth

above the waters: for his mercy endureth

for ever. 7 To him that made great lights: for his mercy endureth for ever: 8 The sun to rule by day : for his mercy endureth for ever: 9. The moon and stars to rule by night: for his mercy endureth for cver. 10 To him that smote Egypt in their first-born: for his mercy endurath forever: 11 And brought out Israel from among them : for his mercy endureth for ever: 12 With a strong hand, and with a stretched out arm: for his mercy endureth for ever. 13 To him which divided the Red sea into parts: for his mercy endureth for ever: 14 And made Israel to pass through the midst of it: for his mercy endureth for ever: 15 But overthrew Pharaoh and his host in the Red sea: for his mercy endureth for ever. 16 To him which led his people through the wilderness: for his mercy enduros. for ever. 17 To him which smote great kings: for his mel cycndureth for ever: 18 And slew famous kings: for his mercy endureth for ever: 19 Sihon king of the Amorites: for his mcicy endureth for ever:

510 Jews constancy in cafitivity.

20 And Og the king of Bashan : mercy endureth for ever: 21 And gave their land for an heritage: for his mercy endureth for ever: 22 Even an heritage unto Israel his servant: for his mercy endureth for ever. 23 Who remembered us in our low estate: for his mercy endureth for ever: 24 And hath redeemed us from our enemies: for his mercy endureth for ever. 25 Who giveth food to all flesh: for his mercy endureth for ever. 26, Ogive thanks unto the God of heaven: for his mercy endureth for ever PSAL. CXXXVII. 1 The constancy of the Jezos in casitivity. 7 The firo/het curseth Edom and Aabel. Y the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion. . . . . 2 We hanged our harps upon the willows in the midst thereof. 3 For there they that carried us away captive required of us a song; and they that wasted us required of its mirth, sayfng, Sing us one of the songs of Zion. 4 How shall we sing the Lord's song in a strange land 2 5 If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning. 6 If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth; if I prefer not Jerusalem above my chief

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o; Remember, O Lorn, the children of Edom in the day of Jerusalem; who said, Rase it, rase it, even to the foundation thereof. 8 () daughter of Babylon, who art to be destroyed; happy shall he be, that rewardeth thee as thou hast served us. 9 o shall he he, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones. i. CXXXVI;s. 1 David foraiseth God for the truth of his word. 4 He firofthesieth that the Kings of the carth shall forgise God. ./1 Psalm of 1)avid. I WILL praise thee with my whole heart: before the gods will I sing praise unto ther. 2 I will worship toward thy holy tem


God’s all-scring firovidence. 7 Though I walk in the midst of trouble, thou wilt revive me : thou shalt stretch forth thine hand against the wrath of mine enemies, and thy right hand shall save me. * 8 The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me: thy mercy, O Lok D, endureth for ever: forsake not the works of thine own hands, PSAL. CXXXIX. David fraiseth God for his all-seeing trovidence. To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. O LoRD, thou hast searched me, and known me. 2 Thou knowest my down-sitting and mine up-rising, thou understandest my thought afar off. 3 Thou conn lying down, .." my ways. 4 For there is not a word in my tongue, *itt lo, O Lord, thou knowest it altogether. 5 Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me. 6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me ; it is high, I cannot attain unto it. 7 Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence? 8 if I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. 9. As I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the Scti ; 10 Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me. 11 If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me. 12 Yca, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day : the darkness and the light are both alike to thee. 13 For thouhast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother's womb. 14 I will praise thes; for I am fearfully

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and wonderfully made : marvellous are tly works; and that my soul knoweth right wełł. 15 My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrough; in the lowest parts of the carth. 15 Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book ali ints inconsers were written, Kuhich in continuance were fashioned, whenas yet there was none of them. 17 i.ow precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them 18 If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand': when I awake, I am still with thee. 19 Sutcly tou wilt slay the wicked, O David frayeth for deliverance.

God: depart from me therefore, ye bloody men. - 20 For they speak against thee wickedly, and thine o name in vain. 21 Do not I hate them, O Lorn, that hate thee? and am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee * 22 I hate them with perfect hatred: I count them mine enemies. 23 Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: 24 And see if there Öe any wicked way inme, and leading in the way everlasting. PSAL. CXL. David/rayeth to be delivered from Saul __and Doeg. To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. Do. me, O Lor D, from the evil man: preserve me from the violent man ; 2 Which imagine mischicfs in their heart; continually are they gathered together for war. 3 They have sharpened their tongues iike a serpent ; adders poison is under their lips. Selah. 4 Keep me, O Lord, from the hands of the wicked ; prescu ve me from the violent man; who have purposed to overthrow my goings proud have hid a snare for me, and cords; they have spread a net by the way side ; they have set gins for me. Seiah. 6 Isaid unto the Lorn, Thou art my God: hear the voice of my supplications, O Lok D. 7 O God the Lord, the strength of my salvation, thou hast covered my head in the day of battle. 8 Grant not, O Lor D, the desires of . the wicked : further not his wicked device; test they exalt themselves. Selah. 9 -is for the head of those that compass mc about, let the mischief of their own lips cover them. 10 Let burning coa's fall open them : let them be cast into the fire; deep pits, that they rise not up again. 11 Let not an evil speaker be established in the earth: evil shall hunt the violent man to overthrow him. 12 I know that the Lor D will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and the right of the poor. 13 Surely the righteous shall give thanks unto tily name: the upright shall dwell in thy presence. PSAL. CXLI. 1 David frayeth that his suit may beacc floušče, his conscience sincere, 7 and /lis sist safe from smares. A Psalm of David. Lo I cry unto thee: make haste

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JHis convort in trouble. 511.

2 Let my prayer be set forth before thee as incense; and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice, 3 Set a watch, O Lo RD, before my mouth ; keep the door of my lips. 4 Incline not my heart to any evil thing, to practise wicked works with men that work iniquity: and let me not eat of their daiuties. . 5 Let the righteous smite me ; it shall be a kindness : and let him reprove me; it shall be an excellent oil, rvhich shali not break my head : for yet my prayer also shall be in their calamities. 6 When o are overthrown in stony places, they shall hear my words ; for they are sweet. 7 Ourbones are scattered at the grave's mouth, as when one cutteth and cleaveth wood upon the earth. 8 But mine eyes are unto thee, O Gory the Lo R D : in thee is my trust; leave not my soul destitute. 9 Keep me from the snare which they have laid for me, and the gins of the workers of iniquity. 10 Let the wicked fall into their own nets, whilst that I withal escape. PSAL. CXLII.

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comfort was in frayer unto God. Maschiidf David; A prayer when he was in the cave, CRIED unto the LoRD with my voice: with my voice unto the LoRD did I make my supplication. - 2 I poured out my complaint before him ; I shewed before him my trouble. 3 When my spirit was overwhelmed

j within me, then thou knewest my path.

In the way wherein I walked have they privily laid a share for me. 4. I looked on my right hand, and be: held, but there was no man that would know me : refuge failed me; no man carcd for my soul. 5 I cried unto thee, O LCR D : I said, Thou art my refuge and my portion in the land of the living. 6 Attend unto my cry; for I am" brought very low : deliver me from my pe; scoutors; for they are stronger than I. 7 Bring my soul out of prison, that I. may praise thy name: the righteous shall compass me about ; for thou shalt deal bountilully with me. PSAL. CXLIII. 1 David frayeth for favour in judgto mt. 3. He com/saint-th of his griefs. 7 He frat/eth /or grace, 9 for deliverance, 10 for sanctification, 12 for the destruction of his enemies. A Psalm of David. EAR my prayer, O Lord, give ear to my supplications: in thy faithfulness answer me, goal in thy rightcousness.

512 Davidfrayet for sanctification. PSALMS. Hefraiseth God/or his goodness.

2 And enter not into judgment with thy servant: for in thy sight shall noman o justified. 3 For the enemy hath persecuted my soul; he hath smitten my life down to the ground ; he hath made me to dwell in darkness, as those that have been long dead. 4 Therefore is my spirit overwhelmed within me ; my heart within me is des. olate. 5 I remember the days of old, I meditate on all thy works; I muse on the work of thy hands. 6 I stretch forth my hands unto thee: my soul thirsteth after thee, as a thirsty land. Selah. 7 Hear me speedily, O Lo R.D.: my spirit faileth : hide not thy face from me, lest I be like unto them that go down into the pit. 8 Cause me to hearthy loving-kindmess in the morning; for in thee do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for Ilift up my soul unto thee. 9 Deliver me, O Lon D, from mine enemies: I flee unto thee to hide me. 10 Teach me to do thy will ; for thou art my God: thy spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness. 11 Quicken me, O Lord, forthy name's sake: for thy righteousness' sake bring my soul out of trouble. 12 And of thy mercy cut off mine cnemies, and destroy all then that afflict my soul: for I am thy servant. PSAL. CXLIV. 1 David blesseth God for his mercy. 5 He firayeth that God would slowerfully deliver him from his enemies. 9 Lie fromiseth to furaise God. ...A Psalm of 1Xavid. LESSED be the Lok D my strength, which teacheth my hands to war, and W. fingers to fight ; 2 My goodness, and my fortress : my high tower, and my deliverer; my shield, and he in whom I trust; who subdueth my people under me. 3 Lord, what is man, that thou takest knowledge of him or the son of man, that thou makest account of him 4 Man is like to vanity: his days are as a shadow that passeth away. 5 Bow thy heavens, O Lord, and come

down : touch the mountains, and they |

shall smoke.

6 Cast forth lightning, and scatter thcm : shoot out thine arrows, and destroy them.

7 Send thine hand from above ; rid me, and deliver me out of great waters, irom the hand of strange children;

8 Whose month speaketh vanity, and their right hand is a right hand of falseHood.

9 I will sing a new song unto thee, O God: upon a psaltery and an instrument of ten strings will I sing praises unto thee. 10 It is he that giveth salvation unto kings: who delivereth David his servant from the hurtful sword. 11 Rid me, and deliver me from the hand of strange children, whose mouth speaketh vanity, and their right hand is a right hand of falsehood: 12 That our sons may be as plants grown up in their youth; that our daughters may be as corner stones, polished aster the similitude of a palace : 13 That our garners may be full, affording all manner of store ; that our sheep may bring forth thousands and ten thousands in our streets: 14 That our oxen may be strong to labour; that there be no breaking in, nor going out; that there be no complaining in Oul Streets. 15 Happy is that people, that is in such a case: yea, happy is that people, whose God is the Lond. PSAL. CXLV. 1 David fraiseth God for his fame, 3 goodness, 11 Kingdom, 14 firovidence, 17 and/or his saving mercy. David's Psalm of praise. WILL extol thee, my God, O king; and I will bless thy name for ever and ever. 2 Every day will I bless thee; and I will praise thy name for ever and ever.

3 Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable.

4. One generation shall praise thy works to another, and shall declare thy mighty aCtS. 5 I will speak of the glorious honour of thy majesty, and of thy wonderous works.

6 And men shall speak of the might of thy terrible acts; and I will declare thy greatness.

7 They shall alundantly utter the memory of thy great goodness, and shall sing of thy righteousness.

8 The Lo R D is gracious, and full of compassion ; slow to anger, and of great | IncroV. 9. The Lord is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works. 10 All thy works shall praise thee, O | Lord ; and thy saints shall bless thee. 11 They shall speak of the glory of thy

kingdom, and talk of thy power ; 13 To make known to the sons of men his mighty acts, and the glorious majesty

of his kingdom.

15 Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdon), and thy dominion endureth throug-iout all generations.

14 The Lord upholdeth all that fill,

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