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The brevity and vanity of life. PSALMS. David complains of his enemies. was musing the fire burned : then spake Isfulness and thy salvation: I have not conwith my tongue:

cealed thy loving-kindness and thy truth 4 Lord, make me to know mine end, from the great congregation. and the measure of my days, what it is; 11 Withhold not thou thy tender merthat I may know how frail I am.

cies from me, O LORD: let thy loving5 Behold, thou hast made my days as kindness and thy truth continually prea handbreadth; and mine age is as no- serve me. thing before thee: verily every man at

12 For innumerable evils have compasshis best state is altogether vanity. Selah. ed me about : mine iniquities have taken

6 Surely every man walketh in a vain hold upon me, so that I am not able to look shew : surely they are disquieted in vain : up; they are more than the hairs of my he heapeth up riches, and knoweth not head: therefore my heart faileth me. who shallgather them.

13 Be pleased, O Lord, to deliver ine: 7 And now, LORD, what wait I for? my O Lord, make haste to help me. hope is in thee.

14 Let them be ashamed and confound. 8 Deliver me from all my transgressions: led together that seek after my soul to demake me not the reproach of the foolish. stroy it; let them be driven backward and

9 I was dumb, I opened not my mouth; put to shame that wish me evil. because thou didst it.

15 Let them be desolate for a reward of 10 Remove thy stroke away from me: their shame that say unto me, Aha, aha. I amconsumed by the blow of thy hand. 16 Let all those that seek thee rejoice

11. When thou with rebukes dost cor- and be glad in thee: let such as love thy rect man for iniquity, thou makest his salvation say continually, The LORD be beauty to consume away like a moth: magnified. surely every man is vanity. Selah. 17 But I am poor and needy; yet the

help ear unto my cry; hold not thy peace at my and my deliverer; make no tarrying, tears : for I am a stranger with thee and a my God. sojourner, as all my fathers were.

XPSALM XLI. 13 O spare me,

that I may recover T Tothechief Musician, A Psalm of David. strength, before I gohence, and be no more.

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poor: the Lord will deliver him in TTothechief Musician, A Psalm of David. time of trouble. I

WAITED patiently for the LORD; and 2 The Lord will preserve him, and

he inclined unto me, and heard my cry. keep him alive; and he shall be blessed 2 He brought me up also out of a hor- upon the earth: and thou wilt not deliver rible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my him unto the will of his enemies. feet upon a rock, and established my go- 3 The Lorr will strengthen him upon ings.

the bed of languishing: thou wilt make all 3 And he hath put a new song in my his bed in his sickness. mouth, even praise unto our God: many 4 I said, LORD, be merciful unto me: shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the heal my soul; for I have sinned against thee. LORD.

5 Mine enemies speak evil of me, 4 Blessed is that man that maketh the When shall he die, and his name perish? LORD his trust, and respecteth not the 6 And if he come to see me, he speak. proud, nor such as turn aside to lies. eth vanity: his heart gathereth iniquity to

5 Many, O Lord my God, are thy won- itself; when he goeth abroad, he telleth it. derful works which thou hast done, and 7 All that hate me whisper together thy thoughts which are to us-ward: they against me: against me do they devise my cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee: hurt. if I would declare and speak of them, they 8 An evil disease, say they, cleaveth are more than can be numbered.

fast unto him: and now that he lieth he 6 Sacrifice and offering thou didst not shall rise up no more. desire ; mine ears hast thou opened: 9 Yea, mine own familiar friend, in burnt-offering and sin-offering hast thou whom I trusted, which did eat of my pot required.

bread, hath lifted up his heel against me, 7 Then said I, Lo, I come: in the vo- 10 But thou, O Lord, be merciful unto lume of the book it is written of me, me, and raise me up, that I may requite

8 I delight to do thy will, O my God: them. yea, thy law is within my heart.

11 By this I know that thou favourest 9' I have preached righteousness in the me, because mine enemy doth not triumph great congregation: lo, I have not refrain- over me. ed my lips, O Lord, thou knowest. 12 And as for me, thou upholdest me

10'I have not hid thy righteousness in mine integrity, and settest me before within my heart; I have declared thy faith- thy face for ever.

The psalmist's zeal for God. PSALMS.

The church complains. 13 Blessed be the LORD God of Israel

PSALM XLIV. from everlasting, and to everlasting. T To the chief Musician for the sons of Amen, and Amen.

Korah, Maschil. PSALM XLII. I To the chief Musician. Maschil, for the WE have heard with our ears, O God,

fathers have told us, what work sons of Korah.

thou didst in their days, in the times of old. A brookshiso pantethlmy'scul'after thee, with they hand, and plante dst the hea theo O God.

thou didst afflict the people, and cast them 2 My soul thirsteth for God, for the out. living God: when shall I come and ap- 3 For they got not the land in possespear before God?

sion by their own sword, neither did their 3 My tears have been my meat day and own arm save them: but thy right hand, night, while they continually say unto me, and thine arm, and the light of thy counteWhere is thy God?

nance, because thou hadst a favour unto 4 When I remember these things, I pour them. out my soul in me: for I had gone with 4 Thou art my King, O God: comthe multitude, I went with them to the mand deliverances for Jacob. house of God, with the voice of joy and 5 Through thee will we push down our praise, with a multitude that kept boly-day. enemies: through thy name will we tread

5 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? them under that rise up against us. and why art thou disquieted in me? hope 6 For I will not trust in my bow, neither thou in God: for I shall yet praise him shall my sword save me. for the help of his countenance.

7 But thou hast saved us from our ene6 O my God, my soul is cast down mies, and hast put them to shame that within me: therefore will I remember hated us. thee from the land of Jordan, and of the 8 In God we boast all the day long, and Hermonites, from the hill Mizar. praise thy name for ever. Selab.

7 Deep calleth unto deep at the noise 9 But thou hast cast off, and put us to of thy water-spouts : all thy waves and shame; and goest not forth withourarmies. thy billows are gone over me.

10 Thou makest us to turn back from 8 Yet the Lord will command his lo- the enemy: and they which hate us spoil ving-kindness in the day-time, and in the for themselves. night his song shall be with me, and may 11 Thou hast given us like sheep apprayer unto the God of my life.

pointed for meat; and hast scattered us 9 I will say unto God my rock, Why among the heathen. hast thou forgotten me? why go I

12 Thou sellest thy people for nought, ing because of the oppression of the enemy? and dost not increase thy wealth by their

10 As with a sword in my bones, mine price. enemies reproach me; while they say 13 Thou makest us a reproach to our daily unto me, Where is thy God? neighbours, a scorn and a derision to them

ii Why art thou cast down, O my soul? that are round about us. and why art thou disquieted within me? 14 Thou makest us a by-word among hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise the heathen, a shaking of the head among him, who is the health of my countenance, the people. and my God.

15 My confusion is continually before PSALM XLIII.

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UDGE me, O God, and plead my ed me,

cause against an ungodly nation: Ode- 16 For the voice of him that reproachliver me from the deceitful and unjust man. eth and blasphemeth; by reason of the

2 For thou art the God of my strength : enemy and avenger. why dost thou cast me off? why go

I 17 All this is come upon us; yet have mourning because of the oppression of the we not forgotten thee, neither have we enemy?

dealt falsely in thy covenant. 3 0 send out thy light and thy truth : 18 Our heart is not turned back, neilet them lead me ; let them bring me unto ther have our steps declined from thy way; thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles. 19 Though thou hast sore broken us in

4 Then will I go unto the altar of God, the place of dragons, and covered us with unto God my exceeding joy : yea, upon the shadow of death. the harp will I praise thee, O God my God. 20 If we have forgotten the name of

5 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? our God, or stretched out our hands to a and why art thou disquieted within me? strange god : hope in God: for I shall yet praise him, 21 shall not God search this out? for who is the health of my countenance, and he knoweth the secrets of the heart.

22 Yea, for thy sake are we killed all

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The grace of Christ's kingdom. PSALMS. Confidence of the church in God. the day long; we are counted as sheep for bered in all generations: therefore shall the slaughter.

the people praise thee for ever and ever. 23 Awake, why sleepest thou, O LORD?

PSALM XLVI. arise, cast us not off for ever.

1 To the chief Musician for the sons of 24 Wherefore bidest thou thy face, and Korah, A Song upon Alamoth. 25 For our soul is bowed connession! GOD is our retuge and strength, a very dust: our belly cleaveth unto the earth. 2 Therefore will not we fear, though the

26 Arise for our help, and redeem us earth be removed, and though the mounfor thy mercies' sake.

tains be carried into the midst of the sea ; PSALM XLV.

3 Though the waters thereof roar and To the chief Musician upon Shoshannim, be troubled, though the mountains shake for the sons of Korah, Maschil, A Song with the swelling thereof. Selah. of loves.

4 There is a river, the streams whereof MY

Y heart isenditing a good matter: I shall make glad the city of God, the holy

speak of the things which I have place of the tabernacles of the Most High. made touching the King: my tongue is the 5 God is in the midst of her; she shall pen of a ready writer.

not be moved: God shall help her, and 2 Thou art fairer than the children of that right early. men: grace is poured into thy lips : there- 6 The heathen raged, the kingdoms were fore God hath blessed thee for ever. moved: he uttered his voice, the earth

3 Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O Most melted. Mighty, with thy glory and thy majesty. 7 The Lord of hosts is with us; the God

4 And in thy majesty ride prosperously of Jacob is our refuge. Selah. because of truth and meekness and right- 8 Come, behold the works of the LORD, eousness; and thy right hand shall teach what desolations he hath made in the earth. thee terrible things.

9 He maketh wars to cease unto the end 5 Thine arrows are sharp in the heart of the earth; he breaketh the bow, and of the King's enemies; whereby the peo- cutteth the spear in sunder; he burneth ple fall under thee.

the chariot in the fire. 6 Thy throne, O God, is for ever and 10 Be still, and know that I am God: ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom is a I will be exalted among the heathen, I will right sceptre.

be exalted in the earth. 7 Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest 11 The Lord of hosts is with us; the wickedness: therefore God, thy God, hath God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah. anointed thee with the oil of gladness

PSALM XLVII. above thy fellows.

T To the chief Musician, A Psalm for the 8 All thy garments smell of myrrh, and

sons of Korah. aloes, and cassia, out of the ivory palaces, O shout unto God with the voice of tri

CLAP , whereby they have made thee glad.

9 Kings' daughters were among thy ho- umph. nourable women: upon thy right hand did 2 For the Lord Most High is terrible; stand the queen in gold of Ophir. he is a great King over all the earth.

10 Hearken, O daughter, and consider, 3 He shall subdue the people under us, and incline thine ear; forget also thine own and the nations under our feet. people, and thy father's house;

4 He shall choose our inberitance for us, 11 So shall the King greatly desire thy the excellency of Jacob whom he loved. beauty : for be is thy lord ; and worship Selah. thou him.

5 God is gone up with a shout, the LORD 12 And the daughter of Tyre shall be with the sound of a trumpet. there with a gift; even the rich among the 6 Sing praises to God, sing praises: sing people shall entreat thy favour.

praises unto our King, sing praises. 13 The King's daughter is all glorious 7 For God is the King of all the earth : within: her clothing is of wrought gold. sing ye praises with understanding.

14 She shall be brought unto the King 8 God reigneth over the beathen: God in raiment of needlework; the virgins her sitteth upon the throne of his holiness. companions that follow her shall be brought 9 The princes of the people are gatherunto thee

ed together, even the people of the God of 15 With gladness and rejoicing shall Abraham: for the shields of the earth bethey be brought: they shall enter into the long unto God: he is greatly exalted. King's palace.

PSALM XLVIII. children, whom thou mayest make princes G he praised in the city of our God, in

16 Instead of thy fathers shall be thy T A Song and Psalm for the sons of Korah. in all the earth. 17 I will make thy name to be remem- the mountain of his holiness.

The vanity of worldly riches. PSALMS. God's pleasure is in sincerity.

2 Beautiful for situation, the joy of the abideth not: he is like the beasts that whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides perish. of the north, the city of the great King. 13 This their way is their folly : yet

3 God is known in her palaces for a their posterity approve their sayings. refuge.

Sela'. 4 For lo, the kings were assembled, 14 Like sheep they are laid in the they passed by together.

grave ; death shall feed on them; and the 5 They saw it, and so they marvelled; upright shall have dominion over them in they were iroubled, and hasted away. the morning; and their beauty shall con

6 Fear took hold upon them there, and sume in the grave from their dwelling. pain, as of a woman in travail.

15 But God will redeem my soul from 7 Thou breakest the ships of Tarshish the power of the grave : for he shall rewith an east wind.

ceive me. Selah. 8 As we have beard, so have we seen in 16 Be not thou afraid when one is made the city of the Lord of hosts, in the city rich, when the glory of his house is inof our God: God will establish it for ever. creased ; Selab.

17 For when he dieth he shall carry 9 We have thought of thy loving-kind- nothing away: his glory shall not deness, O God, in the midst of thy temple. scend after him.

10 According to thy name, O God, so 18 Though while he lived he blessed is thy praise unto the ends of the earth : his soul, (and men will praise thee, when thy right hand is full of righteousness. thou doest well to thyself,)

11 Let mount Zion rejoice, let the 19 He shall go to ihe generation of his daughters of Judah be glad, because of fathers ; they shall never see light. thy judgments.

20 Man that is in honour, and under12 Walk about Zion, and go round standeth not, is like the beasts that perish. about her: tell the towers thereof.

PSALM L. 13 Mark ye well her bulwarks, con

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, even the LORD, hath

spoken, and the earth from the 14 For this God is our God for ever and rising of the sun unto the going down ever: he will be our guide even unto death. thereof. PSALM XLIX.

2 Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, To the chief Musician, A Psalm for the God hath shined. sons of Korah.

3 Our God shall come, and shall not EAR this, all ye people; give ear, keep silence : a fire shall devour before

him, and it shall be very tempestuous 2 Both low and high, rich and poor, to- round about him. gether.

4 He shall call to the heavens from 3 My mouth shall speak of wisdom ; above, and to the earth, that he may judge and the meditation of my heart shall be of his people. understanding.

5 Gather my saints together unto me; 4. I will incline mine ear to a parable: those that have made a covenant with me I will open my dark saying upon the harp. by sacrifice.

5 Wherefore should I fear in the days 6 And the heavens shall declare his of evil, when the iniquity of my heels righteousness : for God is judge himself. shall compass me aboui?

Selah. 6 They that trust in their wealth, and 7 Hear, O my people, and I will speak; hoast themselves in the multitude of their O Israel, and I will testify against thee: I riches;

am God, even thy God. 7 None of them can by any means re- 8 I will not reprove thee for thy sacrideem his brother, nor give to God a ran- fices or thy burnt-offerings, to have been som for him :

continually before me. 8 (For the redemption of their soul is 9 I will take no bullock out of thy house, precious, and it ceaseth for ever:) nor he-goats out of thy folds.

9 That he should still live for ever, and 10 For every beast of the forest is mine, not see corruption.

and the cattle upon a thousand bills. 10 For he secth that vise men die, like- 11 I know all the fowls of the mountains : wise the fool and the brutish person perish, and the wild beasts of the field are and leave their wealth to others.

mine. 11 Their inward thought is, that their 12 If I were hungry, I would not tell houses shall continue for ever, and their thee: for the world is mine, and the fuldwelling-places to all generations ; they ness thereof. call their lands after their own names. 13 Will I eat the flesh of bulls, or drink 12 Nevertheless man being in honour the blood of goats?

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The hypocrite is rebuked. PSALMS. David describes human deprarity.

14 Offer unto God thanksgiving ; and 13 Then will I teach transgressors thy pay thy vows unto the Most High: ways; and sinners shall be converted unto

15 And call upon me in the day of thee. trouble : I will deliver thee, and thou 14 Deliver me from blood-guiltiness, O shalt glorify me.

God, thou God of my salvation : and my 16 But unto the wicked God saith, What tongue shallsing aloud of thy righteousness. baxt thou to do to declare my statutes, or 15 O LORD, open thou my lips, and my that thou shouldest take my covenant in mouth shall shew forth thy praise. thy mouth?

16 For thou desirest not sacrifice ; else 17 Seeing thou hatest instruction, and would I give it: thou delightest not in castest my words behind thee.

burnt-offering. 18 When thou sawest a thief, then thou 17 The sacrifices of God are a broken consentedst with him, and hast been par- spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O taker with adulterers.

God, thou wilt not despise. 19 Thou givest thy mouth to evil, and 18 Do good in thy good pleasure unto thy tongue frameth deceit.

Zion: build thou the walls of Jerusalem. 20 Thou sittest and speakest against 19 Then shalt thou be pleased with the thy brother; thou slanderest thine own sacrifices of righteousness, with burnt-ofmother's son.

fering and whole burnt-offering : then shall 21 These things hast :hou done, and I they offer builocks upon thine aliar. kept silence; thou thoughtest that I was

PSALM LII. altogether such a one as thyself: but I will T To the chief Musician, Maschil, A Psalm reprove thee, and set them in order before

of David, when Doeg the Edomite came

and told Saul, and said unto him, David 22 Now consider this, ye that forget is come to the house of Abimelech. God, lest 1 tear you in pieces, and there be W Chief, a mighty man die goodness none to deliver.

23 Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me: of God endureth continually: and to him that ordereth his conversation 2 Thy tongue deviseth mischiefs ; like aright will I shew the salvation of God. a sharp razor, working deceitfully. PSALM LI.

3 Thou lovest evil more than good; and I To the chief Musician, A Psalm of Da- lying rather than to speak righteousness.

vid, when Nathan the prophet came unto Selah. him, after he had gone in to Bath-sheba. 4 Thou lovest all devouring words, O AVE mercy upon me, O God, accord- thou deceitful tongue.

5 God shall likewise destroy thee for ing unto the multitude of thy tender mer- ever, he shall take thee away, and pluck cies blot out my transgressions.

thee out of thy dwelling-place, and root 2 Wash me thoroughly from mine ini-thee out of the land of the living. Selah. quity, and cleanse me from my sin. 6 The righteous also sha!! see, and fear,

3 For I acknowledge my transgressions: and shall laugh at him: and my sin is ever before me.

7 Lo, this is the man that made not God 4 Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, his strength; but trusted in the abundance and done this evil in thy sight: that thou of his riches, and strengthened himself in mightest be justified when thou speakest, his wickedness. and be clear when thou judgest.

8 But I am like a green olive-tree in the 5 Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and house of God: I trust in the mercy of God in sin did my mother conceive me. for ever and ever.

6 Beho!d, thou desirest truth in the in- 9 I will praise thee for ever, because ward parts: and in the hidden part thou thou hast done it: and I will wait on thy shalt make me to know wisdom.

name ; for it is good before thy saints. 7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be

PSALM LIII. clean: wash me, and † shall be whiter than 1 To the chief Musician upon Mahalath, snow.

Maschil, A Psalm of David.

THE fool hath said in that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.

have done abominable iniquity: there is g Hide thy face from my sins, and blot none that doeth good. out all mine iniquities.

2 God looked down from heaven upon 10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; the children of men, to see if there were any and renew a right spirit within me. that did understand, that did seek God.

11 Cast me not away from thy presence; 3 Every one of them is gone back; and take not thy Hoiy Spirit from me. they are altogether become filtly; there is

12 Restore unto me the joy of thy salva- none that doeth good, no, not one. tion; and uphold me with ihy free Spirit. 4 llave the workers of iniquity no knotyo

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