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And all thy commandments are

truth. 137 Righteous art thou, O Jehovah, 152 Of old have I known from thy And upright are thy judg

testimonies, ments,

That thou hast founded them 138 Thou hast commanded thy for ever.

testimonies in righteousness
And very faithfulness.
139 My zeal hath a consumed me,

Because mine adversaries have 153 Consider mine affliction, and
forgotten thy words.

deliver me; 140 Thy word is very pure;

For I do not forget thy law. Therefore thy servant loveth it. 154 Plead thou my cause, and re141 I am small and despised ;

deem me: Yet do I not forget thy pre Quicken me according to thy cepts.

word. 142 Thy righteousness is an

ever- 155 Salvation is far from the wicked ; lasting righteousness,

For they seek not thy statutes. And thy law is truth.

156 Great are thy tender mercies, O 143 Trouble

and anguish have Jehovah: 4 taken hold on me;

Quicken me according to thine Yet thy commandments are my

ordinances. delight.

157 Many are my persecutors and 144 Thy testimonies are righteous mine adversaries ;

Yet have I not swerved from Give me understanding, and I

thy testimonies. shall live.

158 I beheld the treacherous, and

was grieved, P QOPH.

Because they observe not thy

word. 145 I have called with my whole 159 Consider how I love thy preheart; answer me, Ó Jeho cepts:

Quicken me, O Jehovah, acI will keep thy statutes.

cording to thy lovingkind146 I have called unto thee; save.

160 The sum of thy word is truth ; And I shall observe thy testi


every one of thy rightmonies.

eous ordinances endureth for 147 I anticipated the dawning of the morning, and cried :

I hoped in thy words.
148 Mine eyes anticipated the 161 Princes have persecuted me

without a cause;
That I might meditate on thy

But my heart standeth in awe 149 Hear my voice according unto 162 I rejoice at thy word,

of thy words.
thy lovingkindness :
Quicken me, o Jehovah, 5 ac-163 I hate and abhor falsehood;

As one that findeth great spoil.
cording to thine ordinances.
150 They draw nigh 6 that follow 164 Seven times a day do I praise

But thy law do I love.
after wickedness;

are far from thy law.
151 Thou art nigh, O Jehovah;

Because of thy righteous ordi-
2 Heb. cut me off.
3 Heb. tried, or, refined. Or, found me

165 Great peace have they that lov

thy law; 6 Or, that persecute me with wickedness

7 Or, loathed them

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1 Or, in thy judgments
5 Or, as thou art wont

And they have no occasion of 3 What shall be given unto thee, stumbling.

and what shall be done more 166 I have hoped for thy salvation, unto thee, O Jehovah,

Thou deceitful tongue? And have done thy command 4 1 Sharp arrows of the mighty, ments.

With coals of 2 juniper. 167 My soul hath observed thy 5 Woe is me, that I sojourn in testimonies;

Meshech, And I love them exceedingly. That I dwell among the tents of 168 I have observed thy precepts Kedar! and thy testimonies ;

6 My soul hath long had her dwellFor all my ways are before ing thee.

With him that hateth peace. TAV.

7 I am for peace:

But when I speak, they are for 169 Let my cry come near before

war. thee, O Jehovah : Give me understanding accord

Jehovah the Keeper of his People. ing to thy word.

A Song of Ascents. 170 Let my supplication come before thee:

I will lift up mine eyes 121

unto the mountains : Deliver me according to thy From whence shall my help word.

come? 171 Let my lips utter praise ;

2 My help cometh from Jehovah, For thou teachest me

thy Who made heaven and earth. statutes. 172 Let my tongue sing of thy 3 3 He will not suffer thy foot to be word;

moved : For all thy commandments are righteousness.

He that keepêth thee will not

slumber. 173 Let thy hand be ready to help me;

4 Behold, he that keepeth Israel

Will neither slumber nor sleep. For I have chosen thy pre 5 Jehovah is thy keeper: cepts.

Jehovah is thy shade upon thy 174 I have longed for thy salvation,

right hand. O Jehovah;

6 The sun shall not smite thee by And thy law is my delight.

day, 175 Let my soul live, and it shall

Nor the moon by night. praise thee;

7 Jehovah will keep thee from all And let thiné ordinances help evil; 176 I have gone astray like a lost

He will keep thy soul.

8 Jehovah will keep thy going out sheep; seek thy servant ;

and thy coming in For I do not forget thy com

From this time forth and for mandments.

evermore. Prayer for Deliverance from the Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem. Treacherous.

A Song of Ascents; of David.
A Song of Ascents.

unto me,
unto Jehovah,

Let us go unto the house of Jeho. And he answered me.

vah. liver my soul, O Jehovah,

1 0r, It is as the sharp arrows of the mighty rom lying lips,

2r, broom { from a deceitful tongue.

3 Or, Let him not suffer ... Let him not slumber that &c.


120 In my distress I cried 122 I was glad when they said


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2 Our feet ? are standing

Praise for Rescue from Enemies. Within thy gates, O. Jerusalem,

A Song of Ascents; of David. 3 Jerusalem, that art builded As the city that is compact to-124 If it had not been Jeho

on 4 Whither the tribes go up, even

the tribes of 2 Jehovah,

Let Israel now say,
For 3 an ordinance for Israel,

2 If it had not been Jehovah who To give thanks unto the name of

was on our side, Jehovah.

When men rose up against us; 5 For there are set thrones for

3 Then they had swallowed us up judgment,

alive, The thrones of the house of David.

When their wrath was kindled 6 • Pray for the peace of Jerusalem :

against us: 6 They shall prosper that love

4 Then the waters had overthee.

whelmed us, 7 Peace be within thy walls,

Thestream had gone over oursoul; And prosperity within thy pal

5 Then the proud waters had gone

over our soul. 8 For my brethren and companions'

6 Blessed be Jehovah, sakes,

Who hath not given us as a prey I will now 7 say, Peace be within

to their teeth. thee.

7 Our soul is escaped as a bird out 9 For the sake of the house of Je

of the snare of the fowlers : hovah our God

The snare is broken, and we are I will seek thy good.

8 Our help is in the name of Jeho-

An Expectant Prayer for Jehovah's Who made heaven and earth.

Jehovah round about his People.
A Song of Ascents.

A Song of Ascents.



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123 Umtinet hoge do I lift up 125 They that trust in Jeho

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mine eyes,

vah thou that sittest in the heavens. Are as mount Zion, which cannot 2 Behold, as the eyes of servants be moved, but abideth for ever.

look unto the hand of their 2 As the mountains are round about master,

Jerusalem, As the eyes of a maid unto the So Jehovah' is round about his hand of her mistress;

people So our eyes look unto' Jehovah From this time forth and for our God,

evermore. Until he have mercy upon us.

3 For the sceptre of wickedness 3 Have mercy upon us, o Jehovah, shall not rest upon the lot of have mercy upon us ;

the righteous; For we are exceedingly filled with That the righteous pụt not forth contempt.

their hands unto iniquity. 4 Our soul is exceedingly filled

4 Do good, O Jehovah, unto those With the scoffing of those that that are good, are at ease,

And to them that are upright in And with the contempt of the

their hearts. proud.

5 But as for such as turn aside unto 1 Or, have stood

their crooked ways, 8 Heb. a testimony.

Jehovah will lead them forth with 5 Ör, Salute ye Jerusalem the workers of iniquity. ? Or, speak peace concerning thee

Peace be upon Israel.

2 Heb. Jah.

4 Or, were
6 Or, May they


Thanksgiving for Return from When they speak with their eneCaptivity.

mies in the gate. A Song of Ascents.

Blessedness of the Fear of Jehovah. 126 When Jehovah brought

A Song of Ascents. turned to Zion, We were like unto them that 128 Blessed is every one that

feareth Jehovah,

That walketh in his ways. 2 Then was our mouth filled with 2 For thou shalt eat the labor of laughter,

thy hands : And our tongue with singing: Happy shalt thou be, and it shall Then said they among the na be well with thee. tions,

3 Thy wife shall be as a fruitful Jehovah hath done great things vine, for them.

In the innermost parts of thy 3 Jehovah hath done great things house ;

Thy children like olive plants, Whereof we are glad.

Round about thy table. 4 Turn again our captivity, O Je 4 Behold, thus shall the man be hovah,

blessed As the streams in the South.

That feareth Jehovah. 5 They that sow in tears shall reap 5 Jehovah bless thee out of Zion : in joy.

And see thou the good of Jeru6 He that goeth forth and weepeth, salem all the days of thy life.

1 bearing seed for sowing, 6 Yea, see thou thy children's chilShall doubtless come again with dren.

joy, bringing his sheaves with 3 Peace be upon Israel.

Prayer for the Overthrow of Zion's Prosperity comes from Jehovah.

Enemies. A Song of Ascents; of Solomon.

A Song of Ascents.

for us,

2 sleep.


afflicted me from my They labor in vain that build it:

youth up, Except Jehovah keep the city, Let Israel now say, The watchman waketh but in 2 4 Many a time have they afflicted vain.

me from my youth up: 2 It is vain for you to rise up early, Yet they have not prevailed To take rest late,

against me. To eat the bread of toil ;

3 The plowers plowed upon my For so he giveth unto his beloved back;

They made long their furrows. 3 Lo, children are a heritage of 4 Jehovah is righteous : Jehovah;

He hath cut asunder the cords of And the fruit of the womb is his the wicked. reward.

5 Let them be put to shame and 4 As arrows in the hand of a mighty turned backward, man,

All they that hate Zion. So are the children of youth. 6 Let them be as the grass upon 5 Happy is the man that hath his the housetops, quiver full of them:

Which withereth before it 5. They shall not be put to shame, *T, hearing the measure of seed

3 Or, And peace upon Israel in sleep

4 Or, Much 5 Or, is plucked up


eth up;

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7 Wherewith the reaper filleth not Like a weaned child is my soul
his hand,

within me.
Nor he that bindeth sheaves, his 3 0 Israel, hope in Jehovah

From this time forth and for 8 Neither do they that go by say,

The blessing of Jehovah be upon

Prayer for Jehovah's Blessing upon
We bless you in the name of

the Sanctuary.

A Song of A scents.
Hope in the Lord's Forgiving Love.

132 Jehovah, remember for A Song of Ascents.

All his affliction;

2 How he sware unto Jehovah, 130 Out of the depths have I cried unto thee, O

And vowed unto the Mighty Jehovah.

One of Jacob: 2 Lord, hear my voice:

3 Surely I will not come into the Let thine ears be attentive

3 tabernacle of my house, To the voice of my supplications.

Nor go up into 4 my bed ; 3 If thou, i Jehovah, shouldest

4 I will not give sleep to mine mark iniquities,

eyes, O Lord, who could stand ?

Or slumber to mine eyelids; 4 But there is forgiveness with

5 Until I find out à place for thee,

That thou mayest be feared.

5 A tabernacle for the Mighty 5 I wait for Jehovah, my soul doth

One of Jacob.

6 Lo, we heard of it in 6 Ephrathah : And in his word do I hope.

We found it in the field of 7 the 6 My soul waiteth for the Lord

wood. More than watchmen wait for the

7 We will go into his tabernacles; morning;

We will worship at his footstool. Yea, more than watchmen for the

8 Arise, O Jehovah, into thy restmorning.

ing-place ; 7 Israel, hope in Jehovah;

Thou, and the ark of thy strength. For with Jehovah there is loving

9 Let thy priests be clothed with kindness,

righteousness; And with him is plenteous re

And let thy saints shout for joy. demption.

10 For thy servant David's sake 8 And he will redeem Israel

Turn not away the face of thine From all his iniquities.


11 Jehovah hath sworn unto David Childlike Trust in Jehovah.

in truth;

He will not turn from it:
A Song of Ascents; of David.

Of the fruit of thy body will I set
Jehovah, my heart is not

upon thy throne. haughty, nor mine eyes

12 If thy children will keep my

covenant Neither do I 2 exercise myself in

And my testimony that I shall great matters,

teach them, Or in things too wonderful for

Their children also shall sit upon

thy throne for evermore. 2 Surely I have stilled and quieted 13 For Jehovah hath chosen Zion; my soul;

He hath desired it for his habitaLike a weaned child with his


5 Heb. Tabernacles. 6 Or, El
1 Heb. Jah.
2 Heb. walk.

7 Or, Jaar See 1 Chr. 13. 5.

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3 Heb. tent,

4 Heb. the couch of mn harta

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