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The brevity and vanity of life. PSALMS. Benefit of confidence in God.

6 I am troubled; I am bowed down he heapeth up riches, and knoweth not greatly; I go mourning all the day long. who shall gather them.

7 For my loins are filled with a loath 7 And now, LORD, what wait I for? my some disease i and there is no soundness hope is in thee. in my flesh

8 Deliver me from all my transgressions : 8 I am feeble and sore broken: I have make me not the reproach of the foolish. roared by reason of the disquietness of my 9 I was dumb, I opened not my mouth ; heart.

because thou didst it. 9 LORD, all my desire is before thee; and 10 Remove thy stroke away from me:

1 my groaning is not hid from thee.

am consumed by the blow of thine hand. 10 My heart panteth, my strength fail 11 When thou with rebukes dost cors eth me: as for the light of mine eyes, it rect man for iniquity, thou makest his beaualso is gone from me.

ty to consume away like a moth : surely 11 My lovers and my friends stand every man is vanity. Selah. aloof from my sore; and my kinsmen 12 Hear my prayer, O LORD, and give stand afar off.

ear unto my cry; hold not thy peace at my 12 They also that seek after my life lay tears : for I am a stranger with thee and a snares for me: and they that seek my hurt sojourner, as all my fathers were. speak mischievous things, and imagine de 13 O spare me, that I may recover ceits all the day long,

strength, before I go hence, and be no 13 But 1, as a deaf man, heard not; and more. I was as a dumb man that openeth not his

PSALM XL. mouth.

1 To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. 14 "Thus I was as a man that heareth I We inclined unto me, and heard my cry.

WAITED patiently for the LORD; and not, and in whose mouth are no reproofs.

15 For in thee, O LORD, do I hope : 2 He brought me up also out of an horthou wilt hear, O LORD my God. rible pit, out of the míry clay, and set my

16 For I said, Hear me, lest otherwise feet upon a rock, and established my gothey should rejoice over me: when my ings. foot slippeth, they magnify themselves 3 And he hath put a new song in my against me.

mouth, even praise unto our God: many 17 For I am ready to halt, and my sor- shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the row is continually before me.

LORD. 18 For I will declare mine iniquity; I 4 Blessed is that man that maketh the will be sorry for my sin.

LORD his trust, and respecteth not the 19 But mine enemies are lively, and proud, nor such as turn aside to lies. they are strong: and they that hate me 5 Many, O Lord my God, are thy wonwrongfully are multiplied.

derful works which thou hast done, and thy 20 They also that render evil for good thoughts which are to us-ward : they can. are mine adversaries; because I follow the not be reckoned up in order unto thee: if thing that good is.

I would declare and speak of them, they 21 Forsake me not, O LORD: O my are more than can be numbered. God, be not far from me,

6 Sacrifice and offering thou didst not 22 Make haste to help me, O LORD my desire; mine ears hast thou opened : burntsalvation.

offering and sin-offering hast thou not rePSALM XXXIX.

quired. I To the chief Musician, even to Jeduthun, 7. Then said I, Lo, I come: in the voA Psalm of David.

lume of the book it is written of me, SAID, I will take heed to my ways, 8 I delight to do thy will, O my God :

my heart. keep my mouth with a bridle, while the 9 I have preached righteousness in the wicked is before me.

great congregation : lo, I have not refrain2 I was dumb with silence, I held my ed my lips, O LORD, thou knowest. peace, even from good; and my sorrow 10°I have not hid thy righteousness was stirred.

within my heart; I have declared thy faith3 My heart was hot within me, while fulness and thy salvation: I have not conI was musing the fire burned then spake cealed thy loving-kindness and thy truth I with my tongue.

from the great congregation. 4 LORD, make me to know mine end, 11 Withhold not thou thy tender merand the measure of my days, what it is cies from me, O LORD: let thy lovingthat I may know how frail I am. kindness and thy truth continually preserve

5 Behold, thou hast made my days as me. an handbreadth; and mine age is as no 12 For innumerable evils have compass thing before thee : verily every man at his ed me about: mine iniquities have taken best state is altogether vanity. Selah. hold upon me, so that I am not able to

6 Surely every man walketh in a vain look up; they are more than the hairs of shew: surely they are disquieted in vain : mine head: therefore my heart faileth me.

David's zeal to serve God. PSALMS.

The church complains. 13 Be pleased, O LORD, to deliver me: night, while they continually say unto me, O Lord, make haste to help me.

Where is thy God? 14 Let them be ashamed and confound 4 When I remember these things, I ed together that seek after my soul to de- pour out my soul in me: for I had gone stroy it; let them be driven backward and with the multitude, I went with them to the put to shame that wish me 'evil.

house of God, with the voice of joy and 15 Let them be desolate for a reward of praise, with a multitude that kept holy-day. their shame that say unto me, Aha, aha. 15 Why art thou cast down, O my soul?

16 Let all those that seek thee rejoice and why art thou disquieted in me? hone and be glad in thee : let such as love thy thou in God : for I shall yet praise him for salvation say continually, The Lord be the help of his countenance. magnified:

16 O my God, my soul is cast down 17 But I am poor and needy; yet the within me: therefore will I remember thec LORD thinketh upon me: thou art my help from the land of Jordan, and of the Herand my deliverer ; make no tarrying, O monites, from the hill Mizar. my God.

17 Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of PSALM XLI.

thy water-spouts : all thy waves and thy 9 To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. billows are gone over me. BLESSED is he that considereth the 8 Yet the LORD will command his loving

poor: the LORD will deliver him in kindness in the day-time, and in the night time of trouble.

his song shall be with me, and my prayer 2 The Lord will preserve him, and keep unto the God of my life. him alive; and he shall be blessed upon. 9 I will say unto God my rock, Why the earth : and thou wilt not deliver him hast thou forgotten me? why go I moomunto the will of his enemies.

Jing because of the oppression of the ene3 The Lord will strengthen him upon my? the bed of languishing : thou wilt make all 10 As with a sword in my bones, mine his bed in his sickness.

enemies reproach me; while they say dai4 I said, LORD, be merciful unto me: ly unto me, Where is thy God? heal my soul; for I have sinned against 11 Why art thou bast down, O my soul ? thee.

and why art thou disquieted within me? 5 Mine enemies speak evil of me, When hope thou in God : fór I shall yet praise shall he die, and his name perish?

him, who is the health of my countenance, 6 And if he come to see me, he speak- and my God. eth vanity: his heart gathereth iniquity to

PSALM XLIII. itself; when he goeth abroad, he telleth it. TUDGE me, O God, and plead my cause

7 All that hate me whisper together against an ungodly nation : O deliver against me : against me do they devise me from the deceitful and unjust man. my hurt.

T2 For thou art the God of my strength : 8 An evil disease, say they, cleaveth fast why dost thou cast me off? why go I unto him : and now that he lieth he shall mourning because of the oppression of the rise up no more.

enemy? 9 Yea, mine own familiar friend, in 30 send out thy light and thy truth: whom I trusted, which did eat of my bread, let them lead me; let them bring me unto hath lifted up his heel against me.

thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles. 10 But thou, O LORD, be merciful unto 4 Then will I go unto the altar of God, me, and raise me up, that I may requite unto God my exceeding joy : yea, upon them.,

the harp will I praise thee, O God my God. 11 By this I know that thou favourest 5 Why art thou cast down, O my soul ? me, because mine enemy doth not triumph and why art thou_disquieted within me? over me.

hope in God : for I shall yet praise him, 12 And as for me, thou upholdest me in who is the health of my countenance, and mine integrity, and settest me before thy my God. face for ever.

PSALM XLIV. . . 18 Blessed be the LORD God of Israel * To the chief Musician for the sons of from everlasting, and to everlasting. Amen,

Korah, Maschil. and amen.

W E have heard with our ears, O God, PSALM XLII.

V our fathers have told us, what work I To the chief Musician, Maschil, for the thou didst in their days, in the times of

sons of Korah. A S the hart panteth after the water- 2 How thou didst drive out the heathen A brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, with thy hand, and plantedst them; how O God.

thou didst afflict the people, and cast them 2 My soul thirsteth for God, for the liv- out: ing God: when shall I come and appear 3 For they got not the land in possession before God?

by their own sword, neither did their own 3 My tears have been my meat day andlarin sare them : but thy right hand, and

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The grace of Christ's kingdom. PSALMS. Confidence of the church in God. thine arm, and the light of thy counte-made touching the king: my tongue is the nance, because thou hadst a favour unto pen of a ready writer.

2 Thou art fairer than the children of 4 Thou art my King, O God: command men: grace is poured into thy lips: there deliverances for Jacob.

fore God hath blessed thee for evar. 5 Through thee will we push down our 3 Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O most enemies: through thy name will we tread Mighty, with thy glory and thy majesty. them under that rise up against us.

4 And in thy majesty ride prosperously 16 For I will not trust in my bow, neither because of truth and meekness and righishall my sword save me.

eousness; and thy right hand shall teach 7 But thou hast saved us from our ene- thee terrible things. mies, and hast put them to shame that 5 Thine arrows are sharp in the heart hated us.

of the king's enemies; whereby the people 8 In God we boast all the day long, and fall under thee. praise thy name for ever. Selah.

6 Thy throne, O God, is for ever and 4 9 But thou hast cast off, and put us to ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right slame; and goest not forth with our armies. sceptre.

10 Thou makest us to turn back from 1 Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest the enemy : and they which hate us spoil wickedness: therefore God, thy God, hath for themselves.

Janointed thee with the oil of gladness above 11 Thou hast given us like sheep ap- thy fellows. pointed for meat; and hast soattered us 8 All thy garments smell of myrrh, and among the heathen.

aloes, and cassia, out of the ivory palaces, 12 Thou sellest thy people for nought, whereby they have made thee glad. und dost not increase thy wealth by their 9 King's daughters were among thy ho

nourable women: upon thy right hand did 13 Thou makest us a reproach to our stand the queen in gold of Ophir. heighbours, a scorn and a derision to them 10 Hearken, o daughter, and consider, that are round about us.

and ineline thine ear; forget also thine own 14 Thou makest us & by-word among people, and thy father's house; he heathen, a shaking of the head among 11 So shall the king greatly desire thy he people.

beauty : for he is thy lord; and worship 15 My confusion is continually before me, thou him. ind the shame of my face hath.covered me, 12 And the daughter of Tyre shall be

16 For the voice of him that reproach- there with a gift; even the rich among the th and blasphemeth ; by reason of the people shall entreat thy favour. nemy and avenger.

13 The king's daughter is all glorious 17 All this is come upon us; yet have within: her clothing is of wrought gold. re not forgotten thee, neither have we dealt 14 She shall be brought unto the king in alsely in thy covenant.

raiment of needlework; the virgins her | 18 Our heart is not turned back, neither companions that follow her shall be brought ave our steps declined from thy way; unto thee.

19 Though thou hast sore broken us in 15 With gladness and rejoicing shall thes he place of dragons, and covered us with be brought; they shall enter into the king's he shadow of death.

palace. 20 If we have forgotten the name of our 16 Instead of thy fathers shall be thy rod, or stretched out our hands to a strange children, whom thou mayest make princes od:

Jin all the earth. 21 Shall not God search this out? for he 17 I will make thy name to be rememnoweth the secrets of the heart.

bered in all generations: therefore shall the 22 Yea, for thy sake are we killed all people praise thee for ever and ever. ne day long; we are counted as sheep for

PSALM XLVI. he slaughter.

[ To the chief Musician for the sons of 23 Awake, why sleepest thou; O. LORD? Korah, A Song upon Alamoth. rise, cast us not off for ever.

COD is our refuge and strength, a very 24 Wherefore hidest thou thy face, and present help in trouble. orgettest our affliction and our oppression ?! 2 Therefore will not we fear, though the

25 For our soul is bowed down to the earth be removed, and though the mounust: our belly cleaveth unto the earth. tains be carried into the midst of the 26 Arise for our help, and redeem us for sea; y mercies' sake.

3 Though the waters thereof roar and be • PSALM XLV.

troubled, though the mountains shake with To the chief Musician upon Shoshannim, the swelling thereof. Selah. for the sons of Korah, Maschil, A Song 4 There is a river, the streams whereof of loves.

shall make glad the city of God, the holy VIY heart is inditing a good matter: I place of the tabernacles of the Most High. I speak of the things which I havel 5. God is in the midst of her; she shall The beauty of the church, PSALMS. The vanity of worldly riches. not be moved : God shall help her, and that| 10 According to thy name, O God, so is right early.

thy praise unto the ends of the earth: thy 6 The heathen raged, the kingdoms were right hand is full of righteousness. moved: he uttered his voice, the earth 11 Let mount Zion rejoice, let the daughmelted.

ters of Judah be glad, because of thy judg7 The Lord of hosts is with us; the God ments. of Jacob is our refuge. Selah,

| 12 Walk about Zion, and go round about 8 Come, bebold the works of the LORD, her : tell the towers thereof. what desolations he hath made in the earth. 13 Mark ye well her bulwarks, consider

9 He maketh wars to cease unto the end her palaces; that ye may tell it to the of the earth; he breaketh the bow, and generation following. cutteth the spear in sunder; he burneth the 14 For this God is our God for ever and chariot in the fire.

lever : he will be our guide even unto 10 Be still, and know that I am God: I death. will be exalted among the heathen, I will

PSALM XLIX. be exalted in the earth.

* To the chief Musician, A Psalm for the 11 The Lord of hosts is with us; the

sons of Korah. God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah. IHEAR this, all ye people; give ear, all PSALM XLVII.

Il ye inhabitants of the world: To the chief Musician, A Psalm for the 2 Both low and high, rich and poor, tosons of Korah.

gether, CLAP your hands, all ye people, 3 My mouth shall speak of wisdom; and o shout unto God with the voice of tri- the meditation of my heart shall be of unumph.

derstanding. 2. For the LORD Most High is terrible; 4 I will incline mine ear to a parable: I he is a great King over all the earth. will open my dark saying upon the barp.

3 He shall subdue the people under us, 5 Wherefore should I fear in the days of and the nations under our feet.

evil, when the iniquity of my heels shall 4 He shall choose our inheritance for us, compass me about? the excellency of Jacob whom he loved. l. 6 T'hey that trust in their wealth, and Selah.

boast themselves in the multitude of their 5 God is gone up with a shout, the LORD riches; with the sound of a trumpet.

17 None of them can by any means re6 Sing praises to God, sing praises : sing deem his brother, nor give to God a ransom praises unto our King, sing praises. for him:

7 For God is the King of all the earth : 8 (For the redemption of their soul is sing ye praises with understanding. precious, and it ceaseth for ever :)

8 God reigneth over the heathen: God 9 That he should still live for ever, and sitteth upon the throne of his holiness. not see corruption.

9 The princes of the people are gathered 10 For he seeth that wise men die, liketogether, even the people of the God of wise the fool and the brutish person perish, Abraham : for the shields of the earth belong and leave their wealth to others. unto God: he is greatly exalted.

| 11 Their inward thought is, that their PSALM XLVIII.

houses shall continue for ever, and their SA Song and Psalm for the sons of Korah. dwelling-places to all generations; they call CREAT is the LORD, and greatly to be their lands after their own names.

U praised in the city of our God, in the 12 Nevertheless man being in honour mountain of his holiness.

labideth not: he is like the beasts that 2 Beautiful for situation, the joy of the perish. whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of* 13 This their way is their folly: yet the north, the city of the great King. their posterity approve their sayings. Se

3 God is known in her palaces for a re-llah. fuge.

14 Like sheep they are laid in the grave; 4 For lo, the kings were assembled, they death shall feed on them; and the upright passed by together.

shall have dominion over them in the morn5 They saw it, and so they marvelled; ing; and their beauty shall consume in the they were troubled, and hasted away. Tgrave from their dwelling.

6 Fear took hold upon them there, and 15 But God will redeem my soul from the pain, as of a woman in travail.

power of the grave: for he shall receive me. o Thou breakest the ships of Tarshish Selah. with an east wind.

16 Be not thou afraid when one is made 8 As we have heard, so have we seen in rich, when the glory of his house is inthe city of the LORD of hosts, in the city creased; of our God: God will establish it for ever. 17 For when he dieth he shall carry Selah.

nothipg away: his glory shall not descend 9 We have thonght of thy loving-kind- after him. ness, O God, in the midst of thy temple. | 18 Though while he lived he blessed his

thine eyes.

God's pleasure is in sincerity. PSALMS. David prays for the church. soul, (and men will praise thee, when thou reprove thee, and set them in order before doest well to thyself,)

19 He shall go to the generation of his 22 Now consider this, ye that forget God, fathers; they shall never see light. lest I tear you in pieces, and there be none

20 Man that is in honour, and under- to deliver. standeth not, is like the beasts that perish. 23 Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me : PSALM L.

and to him that ordereth his conversation TA Psalm of Asaph.

aright will I shew the salvation of God. T. THE mighty God, even the LORD, hath

PSALM LI. spoken, and called the earth from the T To the chief Musician, A Psalm of Darising of the sun unto the going down vid, when Nathan the prophet came thereof.

unto him, after he had gone in to Bath2 Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, sheba. God hath shined.

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AVE mercy upon me, O God, accord3 Our God shall come, and shall not keep 11 ing to thy loving-kindness: accordsilence: a fire shall devour before him, and ing unto the multitude of thy tender merit shall be very tempestuous round about cies blot out my transgressions. him.

snow.

2 Wash me thoroughly from mine ini4 He shall call to the heavens from quity, and cleanse me from my sin. above, and to the earth, that he may judge 3 For I acknowledge my transgressions : his people.

and my sin is ever before me. 5 Gather my saints together unto me; 4 Against thee, thee only, have I sinthose that have made a covenant with me ned, and done this evil in thy sight: that by sacrifice.

thou mightest be justified when thou speak6 And the heavens shall declare his est, and be clear when thou judgest. righteousness : for God is judge himself. 6 Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and Selah.

in sin did my mother conceive me. 7 Hear, O my people, and I will speak; 6 Behold, thou desirest truth in the inO Israel, and I will testify against thee: I ward parts i and in the hidden part thou am God, even thy God.

shalt make me to know wisdom. 8 I will not reprove thee for thy sacrifices 7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be or thy burnt-offerings, to have bečn continu- clean : wash me, and I shall be whiter than ally before me.

9 I will take no bullock out of thy house, 8 Make me to hear joy and gladness; nor he-goats out of thy folds.

that the bones which thou hast broken may 10 For every beast of the forest is mine, rejoice. and the cattle upon a thousand hills. 9 Hide thy face from my sins, and blot

11 I know all the fowls of the moun- out all mine iniquities. tains: and the wild beasts of the field are 10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; mine.

and renew a right spirit within me. 12 If I were hungry, I would not tell 11 Cast me not away from thy presence; thee: for the world is mine, and the fulness and take not thy Holy Spirit from me. thereof.

12 Restore unto me the joy of thy sa.13 Will I eat the flesh of bulls, or drink vation; and uphold me with thy free spithe blood of goats?

rit. 14 Offer unto God thanksgiving; and 13 Then will I teach transgressors thy pay thy vows unto the Most High: ways; and sinners shall be converted unto

15 And call upon me in the day of trou- thee. ble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glo- 14 Deliver me from blood-guiltiness, O

God, thou God of my salvation : and my 16 But unto the wicked God saith, What tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteoushast thou to do to declare my statutes, or ness. that thou shouldest take my covenant in 15 O Lord, open thou my lips; and my thy mouth?

mouth shall shew forth thy praise. 17 Seeing thou hatest instruction, and 16 For thou desirest not sacrifice; else castest my words behind thee.

would I give it: thou delightest not in 18 When thou sawest a thief, then thou burnt-offering. consentedst with him, and hast been par 17 The sacrifices of God are a broken taker with adulterers.

spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O 19 Thou givest thy mouth to evil, and God, thou wilt not despise. thy tongue frameth deceit.

18 Do good in thy good pleasure unto 20 Thou sittest and speakest against thy Zion : build thou the walls of Jerusabrother; thou slanderest thine own mother's lem.

19 Then shalt thou be pleased with the 21 These things hast thou done, and I sacrifices of righteousness, with burnt-ofkept silence ; thou thoughtest that I was fering and whole burnt-offering ; then shall altogether such an one as thyself: but I will they offer bullocks upon thine altar.

rify me.

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