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seen, and the foundations of the world were discovered ; at thy rebuke, O JEHOVAH! at the blast of the breath of thy displeasure.

16 He stretched his hand froin above, and lajd hold on me ; he drew me up out of many

waters : 17 He delivered me from my powerful enemies, and from those who hated me; because they were too strong for me.

18 They had surprised me in the day of distress : but JEHOVAH was my support.

19 He brought me forth into a wider space ; he delivered me, because he was pleased with me.

20 Jehovah requited me according to mine innocence ; he recompensed me according to the cleanness of mine hands.

21 Because I had kept the ways of JEHOVAH; and had never revolted from my God:

22 Because his judgments had been before me; and I had never rejected his statutes:

Because I had ever been sincere before him ; and had kept myself from injusticc :

24 JEHOVAH hath requited me according to mine integrity; and according to the cleanness of mine hands in his sight.

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25 To the merciful, o JEHOVAH ! thou art merciful ; with the sincere, thou dealest sincerely.

26 To the pure, thou also art pure ; but with the stubborn, thou dealest according to their stubbornness.

27 For thou savest those who are depressed ; but humblest the haughty,

28 'Tis thou, o JEHOVAH! who lightest my lamp: JEHOVAH, my God, enlighteneth my darkness.

29 Enabled by thee, I bound over fences; by the help of my God, I leap over walls.

30 GOD is perfect in all his actions ;. the word' of JEHOVAH is tried by fire: he is a shield to all who place their trust in him.

31 For, who is GOD, beside JEHOVAH? who is a firm rock, beside our GOD?

32 It is GOD who girdeth me with strength; and maketh me to move without difficulty :

33. He maketh my feet like hinds' feet; he inaketh me to stand firm on high places.

34 He traineth mine hands to war; and maketh mine arins like a bow of stecl. 35 Thou coverest me with thy saving

shield,

shield, and with thy right-hand thou supportest me; and thine indulgence maketh me great.

36 Thou makest ample room for my steps; that my feet may not slip.

37 I pursue mine enemies, and overtake them; I return not, until they are routed.

38 I wound them, so that they cannot rise; they fall beneath my feet.

39 For thou girdest me with strength for the battlc; thou subduest mine enemies under me:

40 Thon makest me to tread on the necks of mine eneinies ; and I utterly destroy minc adversaries.

41 They cry for help, but there is none to save: they cry unto JEHOVAH, but, he doth not answer them.

42 I beat them as small as dust before the wind; I tread upon them like dirt in the streets.

43 Thou hast delivered me from mine of'ponents; and hast placed me at the head of nations :

44 A people whom I knew not, are become subject unto me ; as soon as they hear my mandates, they obey.

45 Foreign 45 Foreign nations, although feignedly, yet obey me; foreign nations shrink with fear, and tremble in their own strong holds.

46 JEHOVAH liveth ; therefore, praised be my rock; and exalted be the God who hath saved me.

47 He is the God who avengeth my cause ; and subdueth nations unto me.

48 It is he who hath rescued me from all mine enemics, and raised me above mine adversaries : thou hast delivered me from the violent man.

49 Therefore, I will praise thee, O JEHOVAH! among the nations; I will sing praises unto thy name :

50 Who art the safeguard of his chosen king; and showeth loving-kindness unto his anointed, unto David and his posterity

for ever.

PSALM XIX.

In the Morning prayer, p. 50.

PSALM XX.

MAY JEHOVAH hear thee in the day of distress! may the go- of Jacob protect thee!

2 May he send thee help from his sanctuary; and strengthen thee from Zion !

3 May be remember all thine offerings, and accept thy burnt sacrifice!

4. May he grant thee thine heart's desire; and accomplish all thy purposes !

5 May JEHOVAH grant thee all thy requests ; that we may rejoice in thy deliverance, and triumph in the name of our God.

6 Nay, I know assuredly that JEHOVAH will save his anointed, and will favour him, from his holy heavens, with the saving strength of his right-hand.

7 Let some boast of their chariots, and others of their horses ; but we will glory in the name of our GOD.

8 They shall be brought down, and fall: but we shall be exalted, and stand firm.

9 O JEHOVAH ! save the king; hear us when we invoke thee.

PSALM XXI.

O JEHOVAH! the king rejoiceth in thy might; and greatly exulteth in being saved by thee :

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