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within me thy comforts delight my soul.

Hot ! 20 Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with thee, which frameth mischief by a law ?

21 They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous, and condemn the innocent blood.

22 But the LORD is my defence; and my God is the rock of my refuge.

23 And he shall bring upon them their own iniquity, and shall cut them off in their own wickedness; yea, the LORD our God shall cut them off.

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speak hard things ? and all the workers of iniquity boast themselves?

5 They break in pieces thy people, O LORD, and afflict thine heritage.

6 They slay the widow and the stranger, and murder the fatherless.

7 Yet they say, The LORD shall not see, neither shall the God of Jacob regard it. 18 Understand, ye brutish among the people: and ye fools, when will ye be wise?

9 He that planted the ear, shall he not hear? he that formed the eye, shall he not see?

10 He that chastiseth the heathen, shall not he correct? he that teacheth man knowledge, shall not he know?

11 The LORD knoweth the thoughts of man, that they are vanity.

12 Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest, O LORD, and teachest him out of thy law;

13 That thou mayest give him rest from the days of adversity, until the pit be digged for the wicked.

14 For the LORD will not cast off his people, neither will he forsake his inheritance.

15 But judgment shall return unto righteousness: and all the upright in heart shall follow it.

16 Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? or who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity ?

17 Unless the Lord had been my help, my soul had almost dwelt in silence.

18 When I said, My foot slippeth; thy mercy, O LORD, held me up.

19 In the multitude of my thoughts

O Come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.

2 Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.

3 For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods.

4 In his hand are the deep places of the earth : the strength of the bills is his also.

5 The sea is his, and he made it: and his hands formed the dry land.

60 come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker. Site

7 For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. To day if ye will hear his voice,

8 Harden not your heart, as in the provocation, and as in the day of temptation in the wilderness :

9 When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my work.

10 Forty years long was I grieved with this generation, and said, It is

a people that do err in their heart, eth, for he cometh to judge the and they have not known my ways: earth: he shall judge the world with

11 Unto whom I sware in my righteousness, and the people with wrath that they should not enter his truth. into my rest.

PSALM XCVII.
PSALM XCVI.

THE LORD reigneth; let the earth O Sing unto the Lord a new rejoice; let the multitude of isles be song: sing unto the LORD, all the glad thereof. earth.

2 Clouds and darkness ure round 2 Sing unto the Lord, bless his about bim : righteousness and judgname; shew forth his salvation from ment are the habitation of his day to day.

throne. 3 Declare his glory among the 3 A fire goeth before him, and heathen, his wonders among all peo burneth up his enemies round aple.

bout. 4 For the LORD is great, and 4 His lightnings enlightened the greatly to be praised : he is to be world: the earth saw, and tremfeared above all gods.

bled. 5 For all the gods of the nations 5 The hills melted like wax at the are idols : but the Lord made the presence of the LORD, at the preheavens.

sence of the LORD of the whole 6 Honour and majesty are before earth. him: strength and beauty are in his 6 The heavens declare his rightesanctuary.

ousness, and all the people see his 7 Give unto the LORD, Oye glory. kindreds of the people, give unto

Confounded be all they that the LORD glory and strength.

serve graven images, that boast 8 Give unto the LORD the glory themselves of idols: worship him, due unto his name: bring an offer all ye gods. ing, and come into his courts.

8 Zion heard, and was glad ; and 9 O worship the LORD in the the daughters of Judah rejoiced be beauty of holiness : fear before him, cause of thy judgments, O LORD. all the earth.

9 For thou, LORD, art high above 10 Say among the heathen that all the earth : thou art exalted far the LORD reigneth : the world also above all gods. shall be established that it shall not 10 Ye that love the LORD, hate be moved : he shall judge the peo evil : he preserveth the souls of his ple righteously.

saints; he delivereth them out of 11 Let the heavens rejoice, and the hand of the wicked. let the earth be glad; let the sea 11 Light is sown for the righteroar, and the fulness thereof.

ous, and gladness for the upright in 12 Let the field be joyful, and all heart. that is therein: then shall all the 12 Rejoice in the LORD, ye righte- . trees of the wood rejoice

ous; and give thanks at the remem13 Before the LORD: for he com- | brance of his holiness.

PSALM XCVIII.

SA Psalms

O Sing unto the LORD a new song; for he hath done marvellous things: his right hand, and his holy arm, hath gotten him the victory.

2 The Lord hath made known his salvation: his righteousness hath he openly shewed in the sight of the heathen.

3 He hath remembered his mercy and his truth toward the house of Israel: all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.

4 Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise.

5 Sing unto the LORD with the harp; with the harp, and the voice of a psalm. Po

6 With trumpets and sound of cornet make a joyful noise before the LORD, the King

7 Let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.

8 Let the floods clap their hands : let the hills be joyful together

9 Before the LORD; for he cometh to judge the earth : with righteousness shall he judge the world, and the people with equity.

5 Exalt ye the Lord our God, and worship at his footstool; for he is holy. W

6 Moses and Aaron among his priests, and Samuel among them that call upon his name; they called upon the LORD, and he answered them.

7 He spake unto them in the cloudy pillar : they kept his testimonies, and the ordinance that he gave them.

8 Thou answeredst them, O LORD our God: thou wast a God that forgavest them, though thou tookest vengeance of their inventions.

9 Exalt the Lord our God, and worship at his holy hill; for the LORD our God is holy.

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2 Serve the LORD with gladness : come before his presence with singing.

3 Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.

5 For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations. This

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2. I will behave myself wisely in a perfect way. O when wilt thou come unto me? I will walk within my house with a perfect heart.

3 I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes : I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me.

4 A froward heart shall depart from me: I will not know a wicked person.

5 Whoso privily slandereth bis neighbour, him will I cut off: hiin that hath an high look and a proud heart will not I suffer.

6 Mine eyes shall be upon the faithful of the land, that they may dwell with me: he that walketh in a perfect way, he shall serve me.

7 He that worketh deceit shall not dwell within my house: he that telleth lies shall not tarry in my sight.

8 I will early destroy all the wicked of the land ; that I may cut off all wicked doers from the city of the LORD.

| groaning my bones cleave to my skin.

6 I am like a pelican of the wilderness: I am like an owl of the desert.

7 I watch, and am as a sparrow alone upon the housetop.

8 Mine enemies reproach me all the day; and they that are mad against me are sworn against me.

9 For I have eaten ashes like bread, and mingled my drink with weeping,

10 Because of thine indignation and thy wrath : for thou hast lifted me up, and cast me down.

11 My days are like a shadow that declineth; and I am withered like grass.

12 But thou, O Lord, shalt endure for ever; and thy remembrance unto all generations.

13 Thou shalt arise, and have mercy upon Zion : for the time to favour her, yea, the set time, is come.

14 For thy servants take pleasure in her stones, and favour the dust thereof.

15 So the heathen shall fear the name of the LORD, and all the kings of the earth thy glory.

16 When the LORD shall build up Zion, he shall appear in his glory.

17 He will regard the prayer of the destitute, and not despise their prayer.

18 This shall be written for the generation to come: and the people which shall be created shall praise the LORD.

19 For he hath looked down from the height of his sanctuary; from heaven did the LORD behold the earth;

20 To hear the groaning of the

PSALM CII.

A prayer of the afflicted, when he is

overwhelmed, and poureth out his

complaint before the LORD. HEAR my prayer, O Lord, and let my cry come unto thee.

2 Hide not thy face from me in the day when I am in trouble; incline thine ear unto me: in the day when I call answer me speedily.

3 For my days are consumed like smoke, and my bones are burned as an hearth.

4 My heart is smitten, and withered like grass ; so that I forget to eat my bread.

5 By reason of the voice of my

prisoner; to loose those that are ap- ll ness and judgment for all that are pointed to death;

oppressed. 21 To declare the name of the 7 He made known his ways unto Lord in Zion, and his praise in Je Moses, his acts unto the children of rusalem ;

Israel. 22 When the people are gathered 8 The Lord is merciful and gratogether, and the kingdoms, to serve cious, slow to anger, and plenteous the LORD.

in mercy. 23 He weakened my strength in 9 He will not always chide: neithe way; he shortened my days. ther will he keep his anger for ever.

24 I said, O my God, take me 10 He hath not dealt with us after not away in the midst of my days : our sins; nor rewarded us according thy years are throughout all genera to our iniquities. tions.

11 For as the heaven is high a25 Of old hast thou laid the foun bove the earth, so great is his mercy dation of the earth : and the hea toward them that fear him. , vens are the work of thy bands.

12 As far as the east is from the 26 They shall perish, but thou west, so far hath he removed our shalt endure: yea, all of them shall transgressions from us. wax old like a garment; as a vesture 13 Like as a father pitieth his shalt thou change them, and they children, so the LORD pitieth them shall be changed :

that fear him. 27 But thou art the same, and 14 For he knoweth our frame; he thy years shall have no end.

remembereth that we are dust.., 28 The children of thy servants 15 As for man, his days are as shall continue, and their seed shall grass : as a flower of the field, so he be established before thee.

flourisheth.

16 For the wind passeth over it,

and it is gone; and the place therePSALM CIII.

of shall know it no more. A Psalm of David.

17 But the mercy of the Lord is

from everlasting to everlasting upon BLESS the LORD, O my soul: them that fear him, and his righteand all that is within me, bless his ousness unto children's children; holy name

18 To such as keep his covenant, 2 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and to those that remember his comand forget not all his benefits: mandments to do them. · 3 Who forgiveth all thine ini 19 The LORD hath prepared his quities; who healeth all thy dis throne in the heavens; and his kingeases;

dom ruleth over all. 4 Who redeemeth thy life from de 20 Bless the LORD, ye his angels, struction; who crowneth thee with that excel in strength, that do his lovingkindness and tender mercies; commandments, hearkening unto the

5 Who satisfieth thy mouth with voice of his word. good things; so that thy youth is re 21 Bless ye the LORD, all ye his newed like the eagle's.

hosts ; ye ministers of his, that do · 6 The LORD executeth righteous his pleasure.

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