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14 This is my resting-place for ever: Praise for Jehovah's wonderful Here will I dwell; for I have Works. Vanity of Idols. desired it.

6 Praise ye Jehovah. 15 I will abundantly bless her 135

Praise

ye

the name of Jeprovision :

hovah; I will satisfy her poor with bread. Praise him, Oye servants of 16 Her priests also will I clothe

Jehovah, with salvation ;

2 Ye that stand in the house of And her saints shall shout aloud Jehovah, for joy.

In the courts of the house of our 17 There will I make 2 the horn of

God.
David to bud :

3 Praise ye Jehovah; for Jehovah I have 3 ordained a lamp for mine

is good : anointed.

Sing praises unto his name; for 18 His enemies will I clothe with

it is pleasant. shame;

4 For 7 Jehovah hath chosen Jacob But upon himself shall his crown

unto himself, flourish.

And Israel for his own posses

sion. The Excellency of Brotherly Unity.

5 For I know that Jehovah is great, A Song of Ascents; of David.

And that our Lord is above all

gods. 133 Behold, how good and 6 Whatsoever Jehovah pleased,

that hath he done, For brethren to dwell together in In heaven and in earth, in the unity!

seas and in all deeps ; 2 It is like the precious oil upon 7 Who causeth the vapors to asthe head,

cend from the ends of the That ran down upon the beard, earth; Even Aaron's beard ;

Whọ maketh lightnings for the That came down upon the 4 skit

rain; of his garments;

Who bringeth forth the wind out 3 Like the dew of Hermon,

of his treasuries; That cometh down upon the 8 Who smote the first-born of mountains of Zion :

Egypt, , For there Jehovah commanded Both of man and beast; the blessing,

9 Who sent signs and wonders into Even life for evermore.

the midst of thee, O Egypt,

Upon Pharaoh, and upon all his Greetings of Night-watchers.

servants; A Song of Ascents.

10 Who smote 8 many nations,

And slew mighty kings, 134 Behold, bless ye Jehovah, 11 Sihon king of the Amorites

, vah, That by night stand in the house 12 And gave their land for a her

And all the kingdoms of Canaan, of Jehovah.

itage, 2 Lift up your hands 5 to the sanct A heritage unto Israel his people.

uary, And bless ye Jehovah.

13 Thy name, O Jehovah, endureth

for ever; 3 Jehovah bless thee out of Zion; Even he that made heaven and

Thy memorial name, O Jehovah,

throughout all generations. earth.

14 For Jehovah will judge his

people, to spring forth unto David

6 Heb. Hallelujah

7 Heb. Jah. 4 Or, collar 5 Or, in holiness

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And repent himself concerning For his lovingkindness endureth his servants.

for ever:

7 To him that made great lights ; 15 The idols of the nations are silver For his lovingkindness endureth and gold,

for ever: The work of men's hands.

8 The sun to rule by day; 16 They have mouths, but they For his lovingkindness endureth speak not;

for ever ; Eyes have they, but they see 9 The moon and stars to rule by

night; 17 They have ears, but they hear For his lovingkindness endureth

for ever: Neither is there any breath in 10 To him that smote Egypt in their their mouths.

first-born ; 18 They that inake them shall be For his lovingkindness endureth like unto them;

for ever; Yea, every one that trusteth in 11 And brought out Israel from them.

among them; 190. house of Israel, bless ye For his lovingkindness endureth Jehovah:

for ever; O house of Aaron, bless ye 12 With a strong hand, and with an Jehovah:

outstretched arm; 200 house of Levi, bless ye For his lovingkindness endureth. Jehovah:

for ever: Ye that fear Jehovah, bless ye 13 To him that divided the Red Sea Jehovah.

in sunder; 21 Blessed be Jehovah out of Zion, For his lovingkindness endureth Who dwelleth at Jerusalem.

for ever; Praise ye Jehovah.

14 And made Israel to pass through

the midst of it; Thanks for Jehovah's Goodness to For his lovingkindness endureth Israel.

for ever;
136 Oh give thanks unto Jeho- 15 But 2 overthrew Pharaoh and his

host in the Red Sea;
vah; for he is good ;
For his lovingkindness endureth

For his lovingkindness endureth

for ever: 2 Oh give thanks unto the God of 16 To him that led his people

through the wilderness; For his lovingkindness endureth

For his lovingkindness endureth

for ever: 3 Oh give thanks unto the Lord of 17 To him that smote great kings ;

For his lovingkindness endureth

for ever; For his lovingkindness endureth

18 And slew famous kings; 4 To him who alone doeth great

For his lovingkindness endureth

for ever:
For his lovingkindness endureth 19 Sihon king of the Amorites;

For his lovingkindness endureth 5 To him that by understanding 20 And Og king of Bashan ;

for ever;
made the heavens ;
For his lovingkindness endureth

For his lovingkindness endureth

for ever;
6 To him that spread forth the 21 And gave their land for
earth above the waters ;

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For his lovingkindness endureth Happy shall he be, that rewardfor ever;

eth thee 22 Even a heritage unto Israel his As thou hast served us. servant ;

9 Happy shall he be, that taketh For his lovingkindness endureth and dasheth thy little ones for ever:

Against the rock. 23 Who remembered us in our low estate;

Thanksgiving for Jehovah's Favor. For his lovingkindness endureth

A Psalm of David. 24 And hath delivered us from our adversaries;

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I will give thee thanks

with my whole heart: For his lovingkindness endureth Before the gods will I sing praises for ever:

unto thee. 25 Who giveth food to all flesh; 2 I will worship toward thy holy For his lovingkindness endureth

temple, for ever.

And give thanks unto thy name 26 Oh give thanks unto the God of

for thy lovingkindness and for heaven;

thy truth: For his lovingkindness endureth For thou hast magnified thy for ever.

word above all thy name.

3 In the day that I called thou Sorrows of the Exiles in Babylon. answeredst me,

Thou didst encourage me with 137 By the rivers of Babylon, There we sat down, yea,

strength in my soul.

4 All the kings of the earth shall we wept, When we remembered Zion.

give thee thanks, O Jehovah, 2 Upon the willows in the midst

For they have heard the words thereof

of thy mouth. We hanged up our harps.

5 Yea, they shall sing of the ways 3 For there they that led us cap

of Jehovah; tive required of us 1 songs,

For great is the glory of Jehovah. And ? they that wasted us re

6 For though Jehovah is high, yet quired of us mirth, saying,

hath he respect unto the lowly; Sing us one of the songs of Zion.

But the haughty he knoweth

from afar. 4 How shall we sing Jehovah's

7 Though I walk in the midst of song In a foreign land ?

trouble, thou wilt revive me; 5 If I forget thee, O Jerusalem,

Thou wilt stretch forth thy hand Let my right hand forget her

against the wrath of mine skill,

enemies, 6 Let my tongue cleave to the roof

And thy right hand will save me. of my mouth,

8 Jehovah will perfect that which If I remember thee not;

concerneth me: If I prefer not Jerusalem

Thy lovingkindness, O Jehovah,

enitureth for ever ; Above my chief joy. 7 Remember, O Jehovah, against

Forsake not the works of thine the children of Edom

own hands. The day of Jerusalem ; Who said, Rase it, rase it,

God's Omnipresence and Omniscience. Even to the foundation thereof.

For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of 8 O daughter of Babylon, 3 that art

David.
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2 Thou kņowest my downsitting And that my soul knoweth right and mine uprising ;

well.
Thou understandest my thought 15 My frame was not hidden from
afar off.

thee,
3 Thou I searchest out my path and When I was made in secret,
my lying down,

And curiously wrought in the
And art acquainted with all my lowest parts of the earth.
ways.

16 Thine eyes did see mine un4 For there is not a word in my formed substance ; tongue,

And in thy book they were all But, lo, O Jehovah, thou knowest written, it altogether.

Even the days that were ordained 5 Thou hast beset me behind and for me, before,

When as yet there was none of And laid thy hand upon me.

them. 6 Such knowledge is too wonderful | 17 How precious also are thy

thoughts unto me, O God ! It is high, I cannot attain unto How great is the sum of them ! it.

18 If I should count them, they 7 Whither shall I go from thy

are more in number than the Spirit?

sand: Or whither shall I fee from thy When I awake, I am still with presence?

thee. 8 If I ascend up into heaven, thou 19 6 Surely thou wilt slay the art there:

wicked, O God : If I make my bed in Sheol, be Depart from me therefore, ye hold, thou art there.

bloodthirsty men. 9 If I take the wings of the 20 For they 7speak against thee morning,

wickedly, And dwell in the uttermost And thine enemies 8 take thy parts of the sea;

name in vain. 10 Even there shall thy hand lead 21 Do not I bate them, O Jehovah,

that hate thee? And thy right hand shall hold

am not I grieved with

those that rise up against 11 If I say, Surely the darkness thee? shall 2 overwhelm me,

22 I hate them with perfect hatred : 3 And the light about me shall

They are become mine enemies. be night;

23 Search me, O God, and know 12 Even the darkness hideth not

Try me, and know my thoughts; But the night shineth as the 24 And see if there be any

wicked day:

way in me, The darkness and the light are

And lead me in the way everboth alike to thee.

lasting.
13 For thou didst form my 4 inward
parts :

Prayer for Protection against Perse-
Thou didst 5 cover me in my

cutors. mother's womb.

For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of 14 I will give thanks unto thee;

David. for I am fearfully and wonder

Deliver me, O Jehovah, fully made:

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from the evil man ; Wonderful are thy works ;

6 Or, Oh that thou wouldest slay

7 Or, utter thy name (Heb. thee) Or, as other1 Or, winnowest

2 Or, cover

wise read, rehel against thee 3 Or, Then the night shall be light about me

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Preserve me from the violent | An Evening Prayer for Sanctification man:

and Protection. 2 Who devise mischiefs in their

A Psalm of David. heart; Continually do they, I gather 141 Jehovah, I have called

upon thee; make haste themselves together for war.

unto me: 3 They have sharpened their Give ear unto my voice, when tongue like a serpent;

I call unto thee. Adders' poison is under their 2 Let my prayer be set forth as lips.

[Selah incense before thee; 4 Keep me, O Jehovah, from the

The lifting up of my hands as hands of the wicked ;

the evening sacrifice. Preserve me from the violent 3 Set a watch, O.Jehovah, before man :

my mouth; Who have purposed to thrust Keep the door of my lips. aside my steps.

4 Incline not my heart to any evil 5 The proud have hid a

snare thing, for me, and cords ;

To practise deeds of wickedness They have spread a net by the With men that work iniquity : wayside;

And let me not eat of their They have set gins for me. [Selah dainties.

5 Let the righteous smite me, it 6 I said unto Jehovah, Thou art shall be a kindness ; my God;

And let him reprove me, it shall Give ear unto the voice of my be as oil upon the head; supplications, O Jehovah.

Let not my head refuse it: 70 Jehovah the Lord, the For 5even in their 6 wickedness strength of my salvation,

shall my prayer continue. Thou hast covered my head in 6 Their judges are thrown down the day of battle.

by the sides of the rock; 8 Grant not, O Jehovah, the de And they shall hear my words ; sires of the wicked;

for they are sweet. Further not his evil device, lest 7 As when one ploweth and cleav

they exalt themselves. [Selah eth the earth, 9 As for the head of those that Our bones are scattered at the compass me about,

mouth of Sheol. Let the mischief of their own 8 For mine eyes are unto thee, O lips cover them.

Jehovah the Lord : 10 Let burning coals fall upon In thee do I take refuge; 7 leave them :

not my soul destitute. Let them be cast into the fire, 9 Keep me from the snare which Into 2 deep pits, whence they they have laid for me, shall not rise.

And from the gins of the workers 11 3 An evil speaker shall not be of iniquity.

established in the earth : 10 Let the wicked fall into their Evil shall hunt the violent man own nets, to overthrow him.

Whilst that I withal 8 escape. 12 I know that Jehovah will main

tain the cause of the afflicted, Prayer for Help in Trouble. And justice for the needy.

Maschil of David, when he was in the 13 Surely the righteous shall give

cave; a Prayer. thanks unto thy name : The upright shaïl dwell in thy

I cry with my voice unto 142

Jehovah; presence.

4 Or, oblation stir ip wars

5. Or, still is my prayer against their wickedness 2 Or, floods

6 Or, calamities" 7 Ör, pour thou not out my life Tleb. A man of tongue.

8 Heb. pass over.

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