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David complains of his affliction. PSALMS. He prays for deliverance.

21 But God shall wound the head of his not those that seek thee be confounded for enemies, and the hairy scalp of such an my sake, () God of Israel. one as goeth on still in his trespasses. 7 Because for thy sake I have borne rc

22 The Lord said, I will bring again proach; shame hath covered my face. from Bashan ; I will bring my people again 8 I am become a stranger unto my brefrom the depths of the sea :

thren, and au alien unto my mother's chil23 That thy foot may be dipped in the dren. blood of thine enemies, and the tongue of 9 For the zeal of thine house hath eaten thy dogs in the same.

me up; and the reproaches of them that 24 They have seen thy goings, O God; reproached thee are fallen upon me. wen the goings of my God, iny King, in 10 When I wept, and chastened my soul the sanctuary.

with fasting, that was to my reproach. 25 The singers went before, the players on instruments followed after; among them and I became a proverb to them.

11 I made sackcloth also my garment; were the damsels playing with timbrels. 26 Bless ye God 'in the congregations,

12 They that sit in the gate speak against eren the LORD, from the fountain of Israel.' me; and I was the song of the drunkards. 27 There is little Benjamin with their

13 But as for me, my prayer is unto thce, ruler, the princes of Judah and their O Lord, in an acceptable time: 0 God, in counsel, the princes of Zebulun, and the the multitude of thy mercy hear me, in the princes of Naphtali.

truth of thy salvation.. 28 Thy God hath commanded thy 14 Deliver me out of the mire, and let strength: strengthen, O God, that which me not sink : let me be delivered from them thou hast wrought for us.

that hate me, and out of the deep waters. 29 Because of thy temple at Jerusalem 15 let not the water-flood overflow me, shall kings bring presents unto thee. 30 Rebuke the company of

neither let the deep swallow me up, and let the multitude of the bulls, with the calves not the pit shut her mouth upon me. of the people, till every one submit himself

16 Hear me, O Lord; for thy lovingwith pieces of silver: scatter thou the peo-to the multitude of thy tender mercies.

kindness is good: turn unto me according ple that delight in war.

31 Princes shall come out of Egypt; 17 And hide not thy face from thy ser Ethiopia shall soon stretch out her hands vant; for I am in trouble: hear me speedily. unto God.

18 Draw nigh unto my soul, and redeem 32 Sing unto God, ye kingdoms of the it: deliver me because of mine enemies. earth; 0°sing praises unto the LORD; 19 Thou hast known my reproach, and Selah: 33 To him that rideth upon the heavens versaries are all before thee.

my shame, and my dishonour: miné adof heavens, which were of old; lo, he doth send out his voice, and that a mighty I am full of heaviness: and I looked for

20 Reproach hath broken my heart; and voice.

34 Ascribe ye strength unto God: his some to take pity, but there was none; and excellency is over Israel, and his strength for comforters, but I found none. is in the elouds.

21 They gare me also gall for my meat ; 35 O God, thou art terrible out of thy and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to holy places: the God of Israel is he that drink. giveth strength and power unto his people. 22 Let their table become a snare before Blessed be God.

them: and that which should have beex for

their welfare, let it become a trap. PSALM LXIX.

23 Let their eyes be darkened, that they * To the chief Musician upon Shoshannim, see not; and make their loins continually

to shake. A Psalm of David.

24 Pour out thine indignation upon them, SAVE me, God; for the waters are and let thy wrathful anger take hold of

2 I sink in deep mire, where there is no 25 Let their habitation be desolate ; and standing: I am come into deep waters, let none dwell in their tents. where the floods overflow me.

26 For they persecute him whom thou 3 I am weary of my crying: my throat hast smitten ; and they talk to the grief of is dried : mine eyes fail while I wait for those whom thou hast wounded. my God.

27 Add iniquity to their iniquity: and 4 They that hate me without a cause let them not come into thy righteousness. are more than the hairs of mine head: they 28 Let them be blotted out of the book that would destroy me, being mine enemies of the living, and not be written with the wrongfully, are mighty: then I restored righteous. that which I took not away.

29 But I am poor and sorrowful: let thy 5 O God, thou knowest my foolishness; salvation, O God, set me up on high. and my sins are not hid from thee.

30 I will praise the name of God with a 6 Let not them that wait on thee, Lord song, and wilt magnify him with thanksGod of hosts, be ashamed for my sake: let giving.

David's confidence in God. PSALMS.

He prays for Solomon. Ci This also shall please the LORD better! 12 O God, be not far from me: O my thai an ox or bullock that hath horns and God, make haste for my help. huofs.

| 13 Let them be confounded and consum32 The humble shall see this, and be ed that are adversaries to my soul; let them glad: and your heart shall live that seek be covered with reproach and dishonour God.

that seek my hurt.. 33 For the LORD heareth the poor, and 14 But I will hope continually, and will despiseth not his prisoners.

yet praise thee more and more. 34 Let the heaven and earth praise him, 15 My mouth shall shew forth thy rightthe seas, and every thing that moveth there-eousness and thy salvation all the day, for in.

I know not the numbers thereof. • 35 For God will save Zion, and will build 16 I will go in the strength of the Lord the cities of Judah: that they may dwell God: I will make mention of thy righteousthere, and have it in possession.

ness, even of thine only. 36 The seed also of his servants shall 17 () God, thou hast taught me from my inherit it: and they that love his name shall youth : and hitherto have I declared thy dwell therein.

wondrous works. PSALM LXX.

| 18 Now also when I am old and grayI To the chief Musician, A Psalm of Da- headed, O God, forsake me not; until I

vid, to bring to remembrance, have shewed thy strength unto this generaM AKE haste, O God, to deliver me; tion, ond thy power to every one that is to

make haste to help me, O LORD. come. 2 Let them be ashamed and confounded 19 Thy righteousness also, O God, is that seek after my soul: let them be turned very high, who hast done great things: 0 backward, and put to confusion, that desire God, who is like unto thee? my hurt.

120 Thou, which hast shewed me great 3 Let them be turned back for a reward and sore troubles, shalt quicken me again, of their shame that say, Aha, aha,

and shalt bring me up again from the 4 Let all those that seek thee rejoice and depths of the earth. be glad in thee: and let such as love thy 21 Thou shalt increase my greatness, salvation say continually, Let God be mag- and comfort me on every side. nified.

| 22 I will also praise thee with the psal5 But I am poor and needy: make haste tery, even thy truth, O my God: onto thee unto me, O God: thou art my help and my will I sing with the harp, O thou Holy One deliverer; O LORD, make no tarrying. of Israel. PSALM LXXI.

23 My lips shall greatly rejoice when I TN thee, O LORD, do I put my trust; let sing unto thee; and my soul, which thou I me never be put to confusion.

hast redeemed. 2 Deliver me in thy righteousness, and 24 My tongue also shall talk of thy cause, me to escape: incline thine ear unto righteousness all the day long : for they are me, and save me.

confounded, for they are brought unto 3 Be thou my strong habitation, where shame, that seek my hurt.. unto I may continually resort : thou hast

PSALM LXXII. given commandment to save me; for thou

LA Psalm for Solomon. art my rock and my fortress.

CIVE the king thy judgments, O God, 4 Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand and thy righteousness unto the king's of the wicked, out of the hand of the un- son. righteous and cruel man.

2 He shall judge thy people with right5 For thou art my hope, O Lord GoD : eousness, and thy poor with judgment. thou art my trust from my youth.

3 The mountains shall bring peace to 6 By thee have I been holden up from the people, and the little hills, by righteous the womb: thou art he that took me out of ness. my mother's bowels: my praise shall be 4 He shall judge the poor of the people, continually of thee.

he shall save the children of the needy, 7 I am as a wanderer unto mapy; but and shall break in pieces the oppressor. thou art my strong refuge.

15 They shall fear thee as long as the sun 8 Let my mouth be filled with thy praise and moon endure, throughout all generaand with thy honour all the day.

tions. 9 Cast me not off in the time of old 6 He shall come down like rain upon age; forsake me not when my strength the mown grass : as showers that water the faileth.

earth. 10 For mine enemies speak against me; 7 In his days shall the righteous flourish: and they that lay wait for my soul take and abundance of peace so long as the moon counsel together.

endureth. 11 Saying, God hath forsaken him: per- 8 He shall have dominion also from sea secute and take him; for there is none to to sea, and from the river unto the ends of deliver hiin.

the earth

The prosperity of the wicked. PSALMS. The desolation of the sanctuary. 9 They that dwell in the wilderness shall vain, and washed my hands in innocency. bow before him; and his enemies shall lick 14 For all the day long have I been the dust.

plagued, and chastened every morning. 10 The kings of Tarshish and of the isles 15 If I say, I will speak thus; behold, I shall bring presents: the kings of Sheba should offend against the generation of and Seba shall offer gifts.

thy children. | 11 Yea, all kings shall fall down before 16 When I thought to know this, it was him: all nations shall serve him.

too painful for me; | 12 For he shall deliver the needy when 17 Until I went into the sanctuary of he crieth; the poor also, and him that hath God; then understood I their end. no helper.

18 Surely thou didst set them in slip13 He shall spare the poor and needy,Ipery places : thou castedst them down into and shall save the souls of the needy. destruction.

14 He shall redeem their soul from de- 19 How are they brought into desolation, reit and violence: and precious shall their as in a moment! they are utterly consumed blood be in his sight.

with terrors. | 15 And he shall live, and to him shall be 20 As a dream when one awaketh; so, given of the gold of Sheba: prayer also O Lord, when thou awakest, thou shali shall be made for him continually; and despise their image. daily shall he be praised.

| 21 Thus my heart was grieved, and I 16 T'here shall be an handful of corn in was pricked in my reins. he earth upon the top of the mountains; 22 So foolish was I, and ignorant; I was the fruit thereof shall shake like Lebanon: as a beast before thee. and they of the city shall flourish like grass 23 Nevertheless I am continually with of the earth.

thee: thou hast holden me by my right | 17 His name shall endure for ever: his hand. game shall be continued as long as the sun: 24 Thou shalt guide me with thy counind men shall be blessed in him: all nations sel, and afterward receive me to glory. shall call him blessed.

25 Whom have I in heaven but thce ? 18 Blessed be the Lord God, the God of and there is none upon earth that I desire Israel, who only doeth wondrous things. beside thee.

19 And blessed be his glorious name for 26 My flesh and my heart faileth: but ever : and let the whole earth be filled with God is the strength of my heart, and my his glory; Amen, and amen.

portion for ever. 20 The prayers of David the son of 27 For lo, they that are far from thee Jesse are ended.

shall perish : thou hast destroyed all them PSALM LXXIII.

that go a whoring from thee. A Psalm of Asaph.

| 28 But it is good for me to draw near to TRULY God is good to Israel, even to God: I have put my trust in the Lord God, I such as are of a clean heart.

that I may declare all thy works. 2 But as for me, my feet were almost

PSALM LXXIV. gone; my steps had well nigh slipped. I

1 Maschil of Asaph. 3 For I was envious at the foolish, when GOD, why hast thou cast us off for I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

ever ? why doth thine anger smoke 4 for there are no bands in their death : against the sheep of thy pasture? but their strength is firm.

12 Remember thy congregation, which | 5 They are not in trouble as other men; thou hast purchased of old; the rod of neither are they plagued like other men. thine inheritance, which thou hast redeem 16 Therefore pride compasseth them ed; this mount Zion, wherein thou hast about as a chain ; violence covereth them dwelt. as a garınent.

3 Lift up thy feet unto the perpetual 17 Their eyes stand out with fatness: desolations; even all that the enemy hath they have more than heart could wish. done wickedly in the sanctuary.

8 They are corrupt, and speak wickedly 4 Thine enemies roar in the midst of concerning oppression: they speak loftily. thy congregations; they set up their en19 They set their mouth against the hea- signs for signs. vens, and their tongue walketh through 5 A man was famous according as he the earth.

had lifted up axes upon the thick trees. 10 Therefore his people return hither : 6 But now they break down the carved and waters of a full cup are wrung out to work thereof at once with axes and hamthem.

mers. 11 And they say, How doth God know? They have cast fire into thy sanctuaand is there knowledge in the Most High? ry, they have defiled by casting down the

12 Behold, these are the ungodly, who dwelling-place of thy name to the ground. prosper in the world; they increase in 8 They said in their hearts, Let us deriches,

stroy them together : they have burned up 13 Verily I have cleansed my heart in all the synagogues of God in the land. :

David rebukes the wicked. PSALMS. Go:l's majesty in the church.

9 We see not our signs: there is no the dregs thereof all the wicked of the more any prophet: neither is there among earth shall wring them out, and drink them. us any that knoweth how long.

1 9 But I will declare for ever; I will sing 10 O God, how long shall the adversary praises to the God of Jacob. reproach ? shall the enemy blaspheme thy 10 All the horns of the wicked also will name for ever?

I cut off; but the horns of the righteous 11 Why withdrawest thou thy hand, shall be exalted. even thy right hand ? pluck it out of thy

PSALM LXXVI. bosom.

I To the chief Musician on Neginoth, A 12 For God is my King of old, working Psalm or Song of Asaph. salvation in the midst of the earth.

TN Judah is God known: his name is 13 Thou didst divide the sea by thy 1 great in Israel. strength: thou brakest the heads of the 2 In Salem also is his tabernacle, and dragons in the waters.

his dwelling-place in Zion. 14 Thou brakest the heads of leviathan 3 There brake he the arrows of the bow, in pieces, and gavest him to be meat to the the shield, and the sword, and the battle. people inhabiting the wilderness.

Selah. . 15 Thou didst cleave the fountain and 4 Thou art more glorious and excellent the flood : thou driedst up mighty rivers. than the mountains of prey.

16 The day is thine, the night also is 5 The stout-hearted are spoiled, they thine: thou hast prepared the light and the have slept their sleep: and none of the sun.

men of might have found their hands. 17 Thou hast set all the borders of the 6 At thy rebuke, O God of Jacob, both earth: thou hast made summer and winter. the chariot and horse are cast into a dead

18 Remember this, that the enemy hath sleep. reproached, O Lord, and that the foolish 7 Thou, cven thou, art to be feared : and people have blasphemed thy name, who may stand in thy sight when once

19 O deliver not the soul of thy turtle-thou art angry? dove unto the multitude of the wicked: for- 8 Thou didst cause judgment to be get not the congregation of thy poor for heard from heaven; the earth feared, and ever.

was still, 20 Have respect unto the covenant: for 9 When God arose to judgment, to save the dark places of the earth are full of the all the meek of the earth. Selah. habitations of cruelty.

I 10 Surely the wrath of man shall praise 210 let not the oppressed return thee: the remainder of wrath shalt thou reashamed: let the poor and needy praise strain. thy pame.

11 Vow, and pay unto the LORD your 22 Arise, O God, plead thine own cause : God: let all that be round about him bring remember how the foolish man reproacheth presents unto him that ought to be feared. thee daily.

“ 12 He shall cut off the spirit of princes : 23 Forget not the voice of thine ene- he is terrible to the kings of the earth. mies: the tumult of those that rise up against thee increaseth continually. I To the chief Musician, to Jeduthun, A PSALM LXXV.

Psalm of Asaph. 1 To the chief Musician, Al-taschith, AT CRIED unto God with my voice, even Psalm or Song of Asaph.

1 unto God with my voice; and he gave I INTO thee, O God, do we give thanks, ear unto me.

unto thee do we give thanks: for that 2 In the day of my trouble I sought the thy name is near, thy wondrous works LORD : my sore ran in the night and ceased declare.

not: my soul refused to be comforted. 2 When I shall receive the congrega. 3 I remembered God, and was troubled : tion I will judge uprightly.

I complained, and my spirit was over3 The earth and all the inbabitants whelmed. Selah. thereof are dissolved : I bear up the pillars 4 Thou holdest mine eyes waking: I am of it. Selah.

so troubled that I cannot speak. 4 I said unto the fools, Deal not fool- 5 I have considered the days of old, the ishly; and to the wicked, Lift not up the years of ancient times. horn:

6 I call to remembrance my song in the 5 Lift not up your horn on high : speak night: I commune with mine own heart: not rith a stiff neck.

land my spirit made diligent search. 6 For promotion cometh neither from the 7 Will the LORD cast off for ever? and east, nor from the west, nor from the south. will he be favourable no more?

7' But God is the judge: he putteth 8 Is his mercy clcan gone for ever ? doth down one, and setteth up another. This promise fail for evermore?

8 For in the hand of the LORD there is a 9 Hath God forgotten to be gracious! cup, and the wine is red; it is full of mix- hath he in anger shut up his tender mer ture, and he poureth out of the same: but cies? Selah.

God morath against the

PSALMS. incredulous and disobedient. 10 And I said, This is my infirmity :: 12 Marvellous things did he in the sight but I will remember the years of the right of their fathers, in the land of Egypt, in hand of the Most High.

the field of Zoan. 11 I will remember the works of the 13 He divided the sea, and caused them LORD: surely I will remember thy won- to pass through; and he made the waters ders of old. .

to stand as an heap. 12 I will meditate also of all thy work, 14 In the day-time also he led them with and talk of thy doings.

a cloud, and all the night with a light of 13 Thy way, O God, is in the sanc-fire. tuary : who is so great a God as our God! 15 He clave the rocks in the wilderness,

14 Thou art the God that doest won- and gave them drink as out of the great iers: thou hast declared thy strength depths. among the people.

16 He brought streams also out of the 15 Thou hast with thine arm redeemed rock, and caused waters to run down like hy people, the sons of Jacob and Joseph. rivers. Selah.

17 Aud they sinned yet more against 16 The waters saw thee, O God, the him by provoking the Most High in the vaters saw thee; they were afraid : the wilderness. lepths also were troubled.

18 And they tempted God in their heart 17 The clouds poured out water : the by asking meat for their lust. kies sent out a sound : thine arrows also 19 Yea, they spake against God; they vent abroad.

said, Can God furnish a table in the wili 18 The voice of thy thunder was in the derness? leaven: the lightnings lightened the world: 20 Behold, he smote the rock, that the he earth trembled and shook.

waters gushed out, and the streams over19 Thy way is in the sea, and thy path flowed; can he give bread also ? can he n the great waters, and thy footsteps are provide flesh for his people ? not known.

21 Therefore the LORD heard this, and, 20 Thou leddest thy people like a flock was wroth : so a fire was kindled against y the hand of Moses and Aaron.

Jacob, and anger also came up against PSALM LXXVIII.

Israel; 1 Maschil of Asaph.

22 Because they believed not in God, IVE ear, O my people, to my law: and trusted not in his salvation : u incline your ears to the words of my 23 Though he had commanded the clouds houth.

(from above, and opened the doors of hea| 2 I will open my mouth in a parable: I ven, vill utter dark sayings of old :

| 24 And had rained down mama upon 3 Which we have heard and known, and them to eat, and had given them of the corn ur fathers have told us.

of heaven. | 4 We will not hide them from their chill 25 Man did eat angels' food: he sent ren, shewing to the generation to come them meat to the full. he praises of the LORD, and his strength, 26 He caused an east wind to blow in nd his wonderful works that he hath the heaven : and by his power he brought fone.

in the south wind. | 5 For he established a testimony in Ja- 27 He rained flesh also upon them as ob, and appointed a law in Israel, which dust, and feathered fowls like as the sand e commanded our fathers, that they should of the sea : nake them known to their children: 1 28 And he let it fall in the midst of their

6 That the generation to come might camp, round about their habitations. now them, even the children which should 29 So they did eat, and were well filled : e born : who should arise and declare them for he gave them their own desire; their children:

30 They were not estranged from their 7 That they might set their hope in God, lust: but while their meat was yet in their nd not forget the works of God, but keep mouths, is commandments :

| 31 T'he wrath of God came upon them, 8 And might not be as their fathers, and slew the fattest of them, and smote down

stubborn and rebellious generation; a the chosen men of Israel. eneration that set not their heart aright, 32 For all this they sinned still, and bend whose spirit was not steadfast with lieved not for his wondrous works. iod.

| 33 Therefore their days did he consume 9 The children of Ephraim, being arm- in vanity, and their years in trouble. d, and carrying bows, turned back in the 34 When he slew them, then they sought ay of battle.

him: and they returned and inquired early10 They kept not the covenant of God, after God. nd refused to walk in his law;

35 And they remembered that God was | 11 And forgat his works, and his won their Rock, and the high God their Reers that he had shewed them.

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