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6 Praise him who spread out the earth above the waters, because his mercy enduretb for ever.

7 Praise him who made the great lights, because bis mercy enduretb for ever :

8 The sun to rule the day, because his mercy endureth for ever ;

9 The moon and the stars to rule the night, because his mercy endureth for ever.

10 Praise him who sinote the Egyptians in their first-born, because his mercy enduretb for ever :

11 Who brought forth Israel from among them, because his mercy endureth

for ever ;

12 With a mighty hand, and stretchedout arm, because his mercy endureth for


13 Praise him who divided the red-sea, because his mercy endureth for ever :

14 And made Israel to pass through the midst of it, because his mercy endureth

for ever ;

15 But overthrew Pharaoh and his host in the red-sea, because his mercy endureth for ever. 16 Praise him who led his people

through through the wilderness, because his merc endureth for ever.

17 Praise him who smote great kings, because his mercy 'endureth for ever :

18 And slow kings who were powerful, for his mercy endurelb for ever ;

19 Namely ; Sihon, king of the Amorites, because his mercy endureth for ever ;

20 And Og, king of Bashan, because his mercy endureth for ever ;

21 And gave their land for an inheritance, because his mercy endureth for ever ;

22 For an inheritance unto Israel, his servant, because his mercy endureth for ever.

He remembered us when we were in trouble, because his mercy endureth for ever : 24

And rescued us from our enemies, because bis mercy endureth for ever.

25 He giveth food to all flesh, because his mercy endureth for ever.

26 Praise the God of heaven, because his mercy endureth for ever.




By the rivers of Babylon we sat down ; we wept when we remembered Zion.

2 We hung our harps upon the willows which

3 When those who led us captive demanded of us a song, and those who had taken us prisoners required from us expressions of joy, -saying, “: Sing us one of the songs of Zion :"

4 We answered; “ How can we sing a song unto JEHOVAH in a foreign land ?”

5 If I forget thee, O JERUSALEM ! let my right-hand forget its skill in playing !

6 Let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth, if I do not remember thee ; if I do not prefer thee, o Jerusalem ! above my greatest joy.

7 Remember, o Jehovah! the sons of Edom, who said, in the day of Jerusalem, “Rase it, rase it, even to its foundation !"

8 O daughter of Babylon who art to be destroyed ! happy shall he be who shall do unto thee, what thou hast done unto us:

9 Happy the man, who shall seize, and dash thy little ones against the rock.


PSALM CXXXVIII. I WILL praise thee, O JEHOVAH ! with my

whole heart ; in preference to other gods, I will praise thee.

2 I will prostrate myself in thine holy temple, and praise thy name, because of thy mercy and truth : for thou hast magnified thy name above every other name.

3 When I called upon thee, thou heardest me; and enduedst my soul with much strength.

4 All the kings of the earth shall praise thee, O JEHOVAH ! when they shall hear the words of thy mouth :

5 And they shall sing concerning JEHOVAH;

That great is the glory of JEHO


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For, though JEHOVAH be exalted, yet he beholdeth the humble ; and bringeth evil on the proud from afar.”

7 Though I walk in the midst of distress, thou supportest me ; thou stretchest forth thine hand against the fury of mine enemies, and thy right-hand saveth me.

8 JEHOVAH is a shield unto me : thy mercy, o JEHOVAH ! endureth for ever :


thou never forsakest the work of thine hands.


O JEHOVAH ! thou hast thoroughly examined me, and knowest me; thou knowest my sitting down, and my rising up : thou understandest my thoughts from afar.

2 Thou surroundest my path and my bed ; and foreseest all my ways.

3 Before my speech is upon my tongue, thou, O JEHOVAH ! knowest the whole of it.

4 This wonde: ful knowledge is too high for me, I cannot attain unto it.

5 Lo! O JEHOVAH ! thou kyowest all the past and the future; thou didst form me, and didst place thine hand upon me.

6 Whither can I go from thy spirit ? and whither can I flee from thy presence?

7 If I climb the heavens, thou art there; if I make my bed in the grave, lo! thou art there also.

8 If I take my flight to the east ; or settle in the remotest part of the west :

9 Even there thine hand will still lead me, and thy right-hand will hold me.

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