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7 Send thine hand from above; 1 3 Great is the LORD, and greatly rid me, and deliver me out of great to be praised ; and his greatness is waters, from the hand of strange unsearchable. children;

4 One generation shall praise thy 8 Whose mouth speaketh vanity, works to another, and shall declare and their right hand is a right hand thy mighty acts. of falsehood.

5 I will speak of the glorious ho9 I will sing a new song unto thee, nour of thy majesty, and of thy O God : upon a psaltery and an in wondrous works. strument of ten strings will I sing 6 And men shall speak of the praises unto thee.

might of thy terrible acts: and I 10 It is he that giveth salva will declare thy greatness. tion unto kings : who delivereth 7 They shall abundantly utter David his servant from the hurtful the memory of thy great goodsword.

ness, and shall sing of thy righte11 Rid me, and deliver me from ousness. the hand of strange children, whose 8 The LORD is gracious, and full mouth speaketh vanity, and their of compassion ; slow to anger, and right hand is a right hand of false of great mercy. hood:

9 The LORD is good to all : and 12 That our sons may be as plants his tender mercies are over all his grown up in their youth; that our works. daughters may be as corner stones, 10 All thy works shall praise thee, polished after the similitude of a O LORD; and thy saints shall bless palace:

thee. 13 That our garners may be full, 11 They shall speak of the glory affording all manner of store: that of thy kingdom, and talk of thy our sheep may bring forth thousands power; and ten thousands in our streets:

12 To make known to the sons of 14 That our oxen may be strong to men his mighty acts, and the glorilabour ; that there be no breaking in, ous majesty of his kingdom. nor going out; that there be no com 13 Thy kingdom is an everlasting plaining in our streets.

kingdom, and thy dominion endureth 15 Happy is that people, that is in throughout all generations. such a case: yea, happy is that peo 14 The LORD upholdeth all that ple, whose God is the Lord.

fall, and raiseth up all those that be bowed down.

15 The eyes of all wait upon thee; PSALM CXLV.

and thou givest them their meat in

due season. David's Psalm of praise.

16 Thou openest thine hand, and I Will extol thee, my God, O king; satisfiest the desire of every living and I will bless thy name for ever thing. and ever.

17 The Lord is righteous in 2 Every day will I bless thee; and all his ways, and holy in all his I will praise thy name for ever and works. ever.

18 The Lord is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that ||

PSALM CXLVII. call upon him in truth.

19 He will fulfil the desire of them PRAISE ye the LORD: for it is that fear him : he also will hear their good to sing praises unto our God; cry, and will save them.

for it is pleasant; and praise is come20 The LORD preserveth all them ly. that love him : but all the wicked 2 The LORD doth build up Jeruwill be destroy.

salem: he gathereth together the 21 My mouth shall speak the outcasts of Israel. praise of the LORD: and let all flesh 3 He healeth the broken in heart, bless his holy name for ever and and bindeth up their wounds. ever.

4 He telleth the number of the

stars ; he calleth them all by their PSALM CXLVI.

names.

5 Great is our LORD, and of great PRAISE ye the LORD. Praise the power : his understanding is infinite. Lord, O my soul.

6 The LORD lifteth up the meek: 2 While I live will I praise the he casteth the wicked down to the Lord: I will sing praises unto my ground. God while I have any being.

7 Sing unto the LORD with thanks3 Put not your trust in princes, giving; sing praise upon the harp nor in the son of man, in whom there unto our God : is no help.

8 Who covereth the heaven with 4 His breath goeth forth, he re clouds, who prepareth rain for the turneth to his earth; in that very earth, who maketh grass to grow day his thoughts perish.

upon the mountains. 5 Happy is he that hath the God 9 He giveth to the beast his food, of Jacob for his help, whose hope is and to the young ravens which cry. in the Lord his God :

10 He delighteth not in the 6 Which made heaven, and earth, strength of the horse: he taketh not the sea, and all that therein is: which pleasure in the legs of a man. keepeth truth for ever:

11 The LORD taketh pleasure in 7 Which executeth judgment for them that fear him, in those that the oppressed: which giveth food hope in his mercy. to the hungry. The Lord looseth 12 Praise the LORD, O Jerusathe prisoners :

lem; praise thy God, o Zion. 8 The Lord openeth the eyes of 13 For he hath strengthened the the blind : the LORD raiseth them bars of thy gates; he hath blessed that are bowed down: the LORD thy children within thee. loveth the righteous :

14 He maketh peace in thy bor9 The Lord preserveth the stran ders, and filleth thee with the finest gers; he relieveth the fatherless and of the wheat. widow : but the way of the wicked · 15 He sendeth forth his comhe turneth upside down.

mandment upon earth : his word 10 The LORD shall reign for ever, runneth very swiftly. even thy God, o Zion, unto all ge 16 He giveth snow like wool : he nerations. Praise ye the LORD. scattereth the hoarfrost like ashes.

17 He casteth forth his ice like the LORD : for his name alone is morsels: who can stand before his excellent; his glory is above the cold?

earth and heaven. 18 He sendeth out his word, and 14 He also exalteth the horn of melteth them: he causeth his wind his people, the praise of all his saints; to blow, and the waters flow.

even of the children of Israel, a peo19 He sheweth his word unto Ja ple near unto him. Praise ye the cob, his statutes and his judgments LORD. unto Israel. 20 He bath not dealt so with any

PSALM CXLIX. nation : and as for his judgments, they have not known them. Praise PRAISE ye the LORD. Sing unto ye the LORD.

the LORD a new song, and his praise

in the congregation of saints. PSALM CXLVIII.

2 Let Israel rejoice in him that

made him : let the children of Zion PRAISE ye the LORD. Praise ye be joyful in their King. the Lord from the heavens : praise 3 Let them praise his name in the him in the heights.

dance: let them sing praises unto · 2 Praise ye him, all his angels : him with the timbrel and harp. praise ye him, all bis hosts.

4 For the LORD taketh pleasure 3 Praise ye him, sun and moon: in his people: he will beautify the praise him, all ye stars of light. meek with salvation.

4 Praise him, ye heavens of hea 5 Let the saints be joyful in glovens, and ye waters that be above ry: let them sing aloud upon their the heavens.

beds. 5 Let them praise the name of the 6 Let the high praises of God be LORD: for he commanded, and they in their mouth, and a two edged were created.

sword in their hand; 6 He hath also stablished them 7 To execute vengeance upon the for ever and ever: he hath made a heathen, and punishments upon the decree 'which shall not pass.

people; 7 Praise the Lord from the earth, 8 To bind their kings with chains, ye dragons, and all deeps :

and their nobles with fetters of 8 Fire, and hail; snow, and va iron; pours; stormy wind fulfilling his 9 To execute upon them the word :

judgment written : this honour have 9 Mountains, and all hills; fruit all his saints. Praise ye the LORD. ful trees, and all cedars : 10 Beasts, and all cattle; creep

PSALM CL. ing things, and flying fowl:

11 Kings of the earth, and all PRAISE ye the LORD. Praise people; princes, and all judges of God in his sanctuary: praise him in the earth:

the firmament of his power. 12 Both young men, and maidens; 2 Praise him for his mighty acts: old men, and children :

praise him according to his excellent . 13 Let them praise the name of greatness.

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- 3 Praise him with the sound of 1 the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp. : 4 Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs.

5 Praise him upon the loud cymbals : praise him upon the high sounding cymbals.

6 Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD.

THE PROVERBS.

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THE proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel;

2 To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding;

3. To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity;

4 To give subtilty to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion.

5 A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels:

6 To understand a proverb, and the interpretation ; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings.

7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

8 My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother:

9 For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck.

10 My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not. · 11 If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause :

12 Let us swallow them up alive as the grave; and whole, as those that go down into the pit : !

13 We shall find all precious substance, we shall fill our houses with spoil:

14 Cast in thy lot among us; let us all have one purse :

15 My son, walk not thou in the way with them ; refrain thy foot from their path:

16 For their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed blood.

17 Surely in vain the net is spread in the sight of any bird.

18 And they lay wait for their own blood; they lurk privily for their own lives.

19 So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain ; which taketh away the life of the owners thereof.

20 Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets :

21 She crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates : in the city she uttereth her words, saying,

22 How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity ? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?

23 Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you.

24 Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded;

25 But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof:

26 I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh;

27 When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you.

28 Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me: · 29 For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD: :

30 They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof.

31 Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices.

32 For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.

33 But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil.

5 Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.

6 For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.

7 He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous : he is a buckler to them that walk uprightly.

8 He keepeth the paths of judgment, and preserveth the way of his saints.

9 Then shalt thou understand righteousness, and judgment, and equity; yea, every good path.

10 When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul;

11 Discretion shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee:

12 To deliver thee from the way of the evil man, from the man that speaketh froward things;

13 Who leave the paths of uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness;

14 Who rejoice to do evil, and delight in the frowardness of the wicked;

15 Whose ways are crooked, and they froward in their paths :

16 To deliver thee from the strange woman, even from the stranger which fattereth with her words;

17 Which forsaketh the guide of her youth, and forgetteth the covenant of her God.

18 For her house inclineth unto death, and her paths unto the dead.

19 None that go unto her return again, neither take they hold of the paths of life.

20 That thou mayest walk in the way of good men, and keep the paths of the righteous.

21 For the upright shall dwell in

CHAP. II.

My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee;

2 So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding;

3 Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding; • 4 If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures;

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