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David's trust in God.

PSALMS. He describes a citizen of Zion. hand : the poor committeth himself unto 2 How long shall I take counsel in my thee; thou art the helper of the fatherless. soul, having sorrow in my heart daily? how

15 Break thou the arm of the wicked long shall mine enemy be exalted over me? and the evil man: seek out his wickedness 3 Consider and hear me, O LORD my till thou find none.

God: lighten mine eyes, lest I sleep the 16 The Lord is King for ever and ever : sleep of death; the heathen are perished out of his land. 4 Lest mine enemy say, I have prevailed

17 LORD, thou hast heard the desire of against him; and those that trouble me rethe humble: thou wilt prepare their heart, Ijoice when I am moved. thou wilt cause thine ear to hear: T 5 But I have trusted in thy mercy; my

18 To judge the fatherless and the op- heart shall rejoice in thy salvation. pressed, that the man of the earth roay no 6 I will sing unto the LORD, because he more oppress.

hath dealt bountifully with me. PSALM XI.

PSALM XIV. 1 To the chief Musician, A Psalm vi David. To the chief musician, A Psalm of David. TN the Lord put I my trust : how say ye THE fool hath said in his heart, There I to my soul, Flee as a bird to your inoun- 1 is no God. They are corrupt, they tain?

have done abominable works, there is none 2 For lo, the wicked bend their bow, that doeth good. they make ready their arrow uçon the 2 The Lord looked down from heaven string, that they may privily shoot at the upon the children of men, to see if there upright in heart.

were any that did understand, and seek 3 If the foundations be destroyed, what God. can the righteous do?'.

| 3 They are all gone aside, they are all 4 The LORD is in his holy temple, the together become filthy : there is none that LORD's throne is in heaven: his eyes be-doeth good, no, not one. hold, bis eyelids try the children of y.en. 4 Have all the workers of iniquity no

5 The LORD trieth the righteous: but the knowledge? who eat up my people as they wicked and him that loveth violence his soul eat bread, and call not upon the Lord. hateth.

15 There were they in great fear: for 6 Upon the wicked he shall rain snares, God is in the generation of the righteous. fire and brimstone, and an horrible ter pest: 6 Ye have shamed the counsel of the this shall be the portion of their cup. poor, because the Lord is his refuge.

7 For the righteous LORD loveth right- 7 Oh that the salvation of Israel were eousness; his countenance doth behoid the come out of Zion! when the LORD bring. upright.

eth back the captivity of his people, Jacob PSALM XII.

shall rejoice, and Israel shall be glad. To the chief Musician upon Sheminith,

A Psalm of David.

· TA Psalm of David. TTELP, LORD; for the godly man ceas-i T ORD, who shall abide in thy taberna11 eth; for the faithful fail from amorg/1 cle? who shall dwell in thy holy hill ? the children of men.

I 2 He that walketh uprightly, and work2 They speak vanity every one with his eth righteousness, and speaketh the truth neighbour: with flattering lips and with a in his heart. double heart do they speak.

13 He that backbiteth not with his tongue, 3 The LORD shall cut off all flattering lips, nor doeth evil to his neighbour, nor taketh and the tongue that speaketh proud thi: gs: up a reproach against his neighbour.

4 Who have said, With our tongue will 4 In whose eyes a vile person is conwe prevail ; our lips are our own: why is temned; but he honoureth them that fear lord over us?

the Lord. He that sweareth to his oron 5 For the oppression of the poor, for thn hurt, and changeth not. sighing of the needy, now will I arise, sitn 5 He that putteth not out his money to the Lord; I will set him in safety from him usury, nor taketh reward against the innothat puffeth at him.

cent. He that doeth these things shall 6 The words of the Lord are pure never be moved. words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth

PSALM XVI. purified seven times.

? Mitchtam of David. * 7 Thou shalt keep them, O Lord, thou DRESERVE me, O God: for in thee shalt preserve them from this generation for 1 do I put my trust. ever.

1 2 O my soul, thou hast said unto the 8 The wicked walk on every side, when LORD, Thou art my Lord : my goodness the rilest men are exalted.

extendeth not to thee; PSALM XIII.

1 3 But to the saints that are in the earth, I To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. and to the excellent, in whom is all my de H OW Jong wilt thou forget ine, Olight.

11 LORD? for ever ? how long wilt thou 4 Their sorrows shall be multiplied thad | hide thy face from me?

Thasten after another god; their drink-offer

David's hope and integrity. PSALMS.

He praises God ings of blood will I not offer, nor take up full of children, and leave the rest of their their names into my lips.

substance to their babes. 5 The LORD is the portion of mine in- 15 As for me, I will behold thy face in heritance and of my cup: thou maintain-righteousness : I shall be satisfied, when I est my lot.

Jawake, with thy likeness. 6 The lines are fallen unto me in plea ' PŠALM XVIII. sant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage. To the chief Musician, A Psalm of Da

I will bless the LORD, who hath given vid, the servant of the LORD, who spake me counsel: my reins also instruct me in unto the LORD the words of this song in the night seasons.

the 'day that the LORD delivered him 8 I have set the Lord always before me: from the hand of all his enemies, and because he is at my right hand, I shall not from the hand of Saul : And he said, be moved.

IT WILL love thee, O LORD, my strength. 9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my 1 2 The LORD is my rock, and my forglory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in tress, and my deliverer ; my God, my hope.

strength, in whom I will trust; my buck10 For thou wilt not leave my soul in ler, and the horn of my salvation, and my hell ; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy high tower. One to see corruption.

| 3 I will call upon the LORD, who is 11 Thou wilt shew me the path of life : worthy to be praised : so shall I be saved in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy from mine enemies. right hand there are pleasures for ever. 4 The sorrows of death compassed me, morc.

and the floods of ungodly men made me PSALM XVII.

afraid. I A Prayer of David.

5 The sorrows of hell compassed me LTEAR the right, O LORD, attend unto about: the snares of death prevented me. 11 my cry, give ear unto my prayer, 6 In my distress I called upon the LORD, that gocth not out of feigned lips.

and cried unto my God: he heard my 2 Let my sentence come forth from thy voice out of his temple, and my cry carpe presence ; let thine eyes behold the things before him, even into his ears. that are equal.

7 T'hen the earth shook and trembled; 3 Thou hast proved mine heart ; thou the foundations also of the hills moved and hast visited me in the night; thou hast tried were shaken, because he was wroth. me, and shalt find nothing: I am purposed 8 There went up a smoke out of his that my mouth shall not transgress. nostrils, and fire out of his mouth devoured:

4 Concerning the works of men, by the coals were kindled by it. word of thy lips I have kept me from the 9 He bowed the heavens also, and came paths of the destroyer.

down: and darkness was under his feet. 5 Hold up my goings in thy paths, that 10 And he rode upon a cherub and did my footsteps slip not.

fly: yea, he did fly upon the wings of the 6 I have called upon thee, for thou wilt wind. hear me, O God : incline thine ear unto me, 11 He made darkness his secret place; and hear my speech.

his pavilion round about him were dark 7 Shew thy marvellous loving-kindness, waters and thick clouds of the skies. O thou that savest by thy right hand them 12 At the brightness that was before which put their trust in thee from those him his thick clouds passed, hail-stones that rise up against them.

and coals of fire. 8 Keep me as the apple of the eye, bide 13 The Lord also thundered in the me under the shadow of thy wings, heavens, and the Highest gave his voice;

9 From the wicked that oppress me, hail-stones and coals of fire. from my deadly enemies, who compass me 14 Yea, he sent out his arrows, and about.

scattered them; and he shot out lightnings, 10 They are enclosed in their own fat: and discomfited them. with their mouth they speak proudly. 15 Then the channels of waters were

11 They have now compassed us in our seen, and the foundations of the world were steps : they have set their eyes bowing discovered at thy rebuke, O LORD, at the down to the earth;

blast of the breath of thy nostrils. 12 Like as a lion that is greedy of his 16 He sent from above, he took me, he prey, and as it were a young lion lurking drew me out of many waters. in secret places.

17 He delivered me from my strong ene13 Arise, O LORD, disappoint bim, cast my, and from them which hated me : for him down: deliver my soul from the wick- they were too strong for me. ed, which is thy sword :

18 They prevented me in the day of 14 From men which are thy hand, O my calamity : but the LORD was my stay. Lord, from men of the world, which have 19 He brought me forth also into a large their portion in this life, and whose belly place : he delivered me, because he de thou fillest with thy hid treasure : they are highted in me.

for his manifold blessings. ?

David prays for grace. 20 The L.ORD rewarded me according to whom I have not known shall serve me. my righteousness; according to the clean- 44 As soon as they hear of me, they ness of my hands hath he recompensed shall obey me: the strangers shall submit me.

themselves unto me. 21 For I have kept the ways of the 45 The strangers shall fade away, and LORD, and have not wickedly departed be afraid out of their close places. from my God.

46 The LORD liveth; and blessed be my 22 For all his judgments were before me, rock; and let the God of my salvation be and I did not put away his statutes from exalted. me.

47 It is God that avengeth me, and sub23 I was also upright before him, and I dueth the people under me. kept myself from mine iniquity.

l 49 He delirereth me from mine enemies : 24 Therefore hath the LORD recom-yea, thou listest me up above those that rise pensed me according to my righteousness, up against me: thou hast delivered me according to the cleanness of my hands in from the violent man. his eyesight.

1 49. Therefore will I give thanks unto 25° With the merciful thou wilt shew thy- thee, O LORD, among the heathen, and sing self merciful; with an upright man thou praises unto thy name. wilt shew thyself upright;

50 Great deliverance giveth he to his 26 With the pure thou wilt shew thy- king; and sheweth mercy to his anointed, self pure; and with the froward thou wilt to David, and to his seed for evermore, shew thyself froward.

PSALM XIX.. 27 For thou wilt save the afflicted peoTTo the chief Musician, A Psalm of David, ple; but wilt bring down high looks. THE heavens declare the glory of God;

28 For thou wilt light my candle : the 1 and the firmament sheweth his handy LORD my God will enlighten my darkness. work.

29 For by thee I have run through a 2 Day unto day uttereth speech, and troop, and by my God have I leaped over night unto night sheweth knowledge. a wall.

1 3 There is no speech nor language, 30 As for God, his way is perfect : the where their voice is not heard. word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler 4 Their line is gone out through all the to all those that trust in him.

carth, and their words to the end of the 31 For who is God save the LORD! or world. In them hath he set a tabernacle who is a rock save our God?

for the sun, 32 It is God that girdeth me with 5 Which is as a bridegroom coming out strength, and maketh my way perfect. of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong

33 He maketh my feet like hinds' feet, man to run a race. and setteth me upon my high places. | 6 His going forth is from the end of the

34 He teacheth my hands to war, so that heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: a bow of steel is broken by mine arms. and there is nothing hid from the heat

35 Thou hast also given me the shield thereof. of thy salvation: and thy right hand hath 7 The law of the Lord is perfect, conholden me up, and thy gentleness hath verting the soul: the testimony of the LORD made me great.

lis sure, making wise the simple. 36 Thou hast enlarged my steps under 8 The statutes of the LORD are right, me, that my feet did not slip.

rejoicing the heart: the commandment of 37 I have pursued mine enemies, and the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes. overtaken them: neither did I turn again 9 The fear of the Lord is clean, endurtill they were consumed.

ling for ever : the judgments of the LORD 38 I have wounded them that they were are true and righteous altogether. not able to rise : they are fallen under my 10 More to be desired are they than feet.

gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter 39 For thou hast girded me with strength also than honey and the honey-comb. unto the battle: thou hast subdued under 11 Moreover, by them is thy servant me those that rose up against me.

warned: and in keeping of them there is 40 Thou hast also given me the necks great reward. of mine enemies; that I might destroy 12 Who can understand his errors? them that hate me..

cleanse thou me from secret faults. 41 They cried, but there was none to 13 Keep back thy servant also from save them: even unto the LORD, but he presumptuous sins ; let them not have doo answered them not.

minion over me: then shall I be upright, 42 Then did I beat them small as the and I shall be innocent from the great dust before the wind : I did cast them out transgression. as the dirt in the streets.

| 14 Let the words of my mouth, and the 43 Thou hast delivered me from the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in strivings of the people, and thou hast made thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my me the head of the heathen: a people redeemer.

A thanksgiving for victory. PSALMS. David's complaint in distress. PSALM XX.,

PSALM XXII. * To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. 1 To the chief Musician upon Aijeleth THE LORD hear thee in the day of Sbahar, A Psalm of David.

1 trouble; the name of the God of Jacob MTY God, my God, why hast thou fordefend thee.

Il saken me? why art thou so far from 2 Send thee help from the sanctuary, helping me, and from the words of my and strengthen thee out of Zion.

roaring ? 3 Remember all thy offerings, and ac- 2 O my God, I cry in the day-time, but cept thy burnt-sacrifice. Selal.

thou hearest not; and in the night season, 4 Grant thee according to thine own and am not silent. heart, and fulfil all thy counsel.

3 But thou art holy, O thou that inhabit5 We will rejoice in thy salvation, and est the praises of Israel. in the name of our God we will set up our 4 Our fathers trusted in thee: they banners: the LORD fulfil all thy petitions. trusted, and thou didst deliver them.

6 Now know I that the LORD saveth his. 5 They cried unto thee, and were deanointed; he will hear him from his holy livered: they trusted in thee, and were not heaven with the saving strength of his confounded. right hand.

6 But I am a worm, and no man; a re7 Some trust in chariots, and some in proach of men, and despised of the people. horses : but we will remember the name 7 All they that see me laugh me to of the LORD our God.

scorn: they shoot out the lip, they shake 8 They are brought down and fallen : the head, saying, but we are risen, and stand upright. I8 He trusted on the LORD that he would

9 Save, LORD: let the king hear us deliver him: let him deliver him, seeing when we call.

he delighted in bim. PSALM XXI.

9 But thou art he that took me out of 1 To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. the womb: thou didst make me hope when THE king shall joy in thy strength, O I was upon my mother's breasts.

I LORD; and in thy salvation how 10 I was cast upon thee from the womb: greatly shall he rejoice!

thou art my God from my mother's belly. 2 Thou hast given him his heart's de- 11 Be not far from me; for trouble is sire, and hast not withholden the request near; for there is none to help. of his lips. Selah.

112 Many bulls have compassed me: 3 For thou preventest him with the strong bulls of Bashan have beset me blessings of goodness: thou settest a crown round. of pure gold on his head.

| 13 They gaped upon me with their 4 He asked life of thee, and thou gavest mouth, as a ravening and a roaring lion. it him, even length of days for ever and ever. 14 I am poured out like water, and all

5 His glory is great in thy salvation : my bones are out of joint; my heart is like honour and majesty hast thou laid upon wax: it is melted in the midst of my him.

bowels. 6 For thou hast made him most blessed 15 My strength is dried up like a pot. for ever : thou hast made him exceeding sherd; and my tongue cleaveth to iny glad with thy countenance.

jaws; and thou hast brought me into the 7 For the king trusteth in the LORD, dust of death. and through the mercy of the Most High 16 For dogs have compassed me: the he shall not be moved

assembly of the wicked have enclosed me: 8 Thine hand shall find out all thine they pierced my hands and my feet. enemies: thy right hand shall find out 17 I may tell all my bones: they look those that hate thee.

and stare upon me. 9 Thou shalt make them as a fiery oven 18 They part my garments among them, in the time of thine anger: the LORD shall and cast lots upon my vesture. swallow them up in his wrath, and the fire 19 But be not thou far from me, O LORD: shall devour them.

O my strength, haste thee to help me. 10 Their fruit shalt thou destroy from 20 Deliver my soul from the sword, my the earth, and their seed from among the darling from the power of the dog. children of men.

1 21 Save me from the lion's mouth : for 11 For they intended evil against thee: thou hast heard me from the horns of the they imagined a mischievous device, which unicorns. they are not able to perform.

22 I will declare thy name unto my 12 Therefore shalt thou make them turn brethren : in the midst of the congregation their back, when thou shalt make ready wiH ( praise thee. thine arrows upon thy strings against the 23 Ye that fear the LORD, praise him; face of them.

all ye the seed of Jacob, glorify him; and 13 Be thou exalted, LORD, in thine own fear him, all ye the seed of Israel. strength: so will we sing and praise thyl 24 For he hath not despised nor abhor. power.

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David's confidence in God. PSALMS. His confidence in prayer. hath he hid his face from him; but when strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in be cried unto him, he heard.

battle. 25 My praise shall be of thee in the great 9 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even congregation: I will pay my vows before lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the them that fear him.

King of glory shall come in. 26 The meek shall eat and be satisfied: 10 Who is this King of glory ? the LORD they shall praise the Lord that seek him : of hosts, he is the King of glory. Selah. your heart shall live for ever.

PSALM XXV. 27 All the ends of the world shall re

TA Psalm of David.

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soul. before thee.

2 O my God, I trust in thee: let me not 28 For the kingdom is the LORD's: and be ashamed, let not mine enemies triumph he is the governor among the nations.

29 All they that be fat upon earth shall 3 Yea, let none that wait on thee be eat and worship; all they that go down to ashamed : let them be ashamed which the dust shall bow before him; and none transgress without cause. can keep alive his own soul.

4 Shew me thy ways, O LORD; teach me 30 A seed shall serve him; it shall be thy paths. accounted to the Lord for a generation. 5 Lead me in thy truth, and teach me :

31 They shall come, and shall declare for thou art the God of my salvation; on his righteousness unto a people that shall thee do 1 wait all the day. be born, that he hath done this.

6 Remember, O LORD, thy tender merPSALM XXIII.

cics and thy loving-kindnesses; for they TA Psalm of David.

have been ever of old. Lord is my shepherd; I shall not 7. Remember not the sins of my youth, want.

nor my trangsressions: according to thy 2 He maketh me to lie down in green mercy remember thou me for thy goodness' pastures: he leadeth me beside the still sake, O LORD. waters.

8 Good and upright is the LORD: there3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me fore will he teach sinners in the way. in the paths of righteousness for his name's 9 The meek will he guide in judgment: sake.

and the meek will he teach his way. 4 Yea, though I walk through the valley 10 All the paths of the LORD are mercy of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: and truth unto such as keep his covenant for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff and his testimonies. they comfort me.

11 For thy name's sake, O LORD, pardon 5 Thou preparest a table before me in mine iniquity; for it is great. the presence of mine enemies: thou anoint 12 What man is he that feareth the est my head with oil; my cup runneth LORD? him shall he teach in the way that orer.

he shall choose. 6 Surely goodness and mercy shall fol 13 His soul shall dwell at ease; and his low me all the days of my life: and I will seed shall inherit the earth. dwell in the house of the Lord for ever. 14 The secret of the LORD is with them PSALM XXIV.

that fear him; and he will shew them his CA Psalm of David.

covenant. THE

HE earth is the Lord's, and the ful 15 Mine eyes are ever toward the LORD;

ness thereof; the world, and they that for he shall pluck my feet out of the net. dwell therein.

16 Turn thee unto me, and have mercy 2 For he hath founded it upon the seas, upon me; for I am desolate and afflicted. and established it upon the floods.

17 The troubles of my heart are enlarge 3 Who shall ascend into the hill of the ed : O bring thou me out of my distresses. LORD! or who shall stand in his holy 18 Look upon mine affliction and my

pain; and forgive all my sins. 4 He that hath clean hands, and a pure 19 Consider mine enemies; for they are heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto many; and they hate me with cruel hatred sanity, nor sworn deceitfully.

20 O keep my soul, and deliver me: let 5 He shall receive the blessing from the me not be asharred; for I put my trust in LORD, and righteousness from the God of thee. his salvation.

21 Let integrity and uprightness pre6 This is the generation of them that serve me; for I wait on thee. seek him, that seek thy face, O Jacob. 22 Redeem Israel, O God, out of all his Selah.

troubles. 7 Lift up your heads, O ye gates : and

PSALM XXVI. be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and

TA Psalm of David. the King of glory shall come in.

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