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David's great temptations

PSALMS. on seeing the wicked prosperous. 11 Yea, all kings shall fall down before II And they say, How doth God him : all nations thall serve him. know? and is there knowledge in the

12 For he shall deliver the needy when most high? he crieth; the poor also, and him that 1 2 Behold, these are the ungodly, who hath no helper.

prosper in the world; they increase in 13 He fall spare the poor and needy, riches. and shall save the souls of the needy. 1; Verily I have cleansed my heart

14 He shall redeem their foul from de- in vain, and washed my hands in inno. ceit' and violence : and precious shall cency. their blood be in his fight.

14 For all the day long have I been 15 And he Mall live, and to him Mall plagued, and chastened every morning. be given of the gold of Sheba : prayer 15 If I say, I will speak thus; behold, also fall be made for him continually; I should offend against the generation of and daily fhall he be praised.

thy children. 16 There shall be an handful of corn 16 When I thought to know this, it in the earth upon the top of the moun- was too painful for me; tains; the fruit thereof shall Make like 17 Until I went into the sanctuary of Lebanon : and they of the city shall flou- God; then understood I their end. rill like grass of the earth.

18 Surely thou didst set them in slip17 His name fall endure for ever : his pery places: thou castedst them down name shall be continued as long as the into destruction. fun: and men shall be blessed in him : 19 How are they brought into desolaall nations shall call him bleised. tion, as in a moment! they are utterly

18 Blessed be the Lord God, the God consumed with terrors. of Israel, who only doeth wondrous 20 As a dream when one awaketh ; so, things.

O LORD, when thou awakest, thou shalt 19 And blessed be his glorious name despise their image. for ever: and let the whole earth be filled 21 Thus my heart was grieved, and I with his glory; Amen, and Amen. was pricked in my reins.

20 The prayers of David the son of 22 So foolish was J, and ignorant: I Jesle are ended.

was is a beasi before thee. PSALM LXXIII.

23 Nevertheless I am continually with I The prophet prevailing in a temptation, 2 thee: thou hait holden me by my right Sheweth the occasion of it, the prosperity hand. of the wicked ; 13 the wound given there 24 Thou shalt guide me with thy counby, diffidence ; 15 the victory over it, fel, and afterward receive me to glory. knowledge of God's purpose in deffroy 25 Whom have I in heaven brit thee? ing of the wicked, and sustaining the and there is none upon earth that I desire righteous.

befide thee. A Psalm of Asaph.

26 My flesh and my heart faileth: but RULY God is good to Ifrael, even to God is the strength of my heart, and my

such as are of a clean heart. portion for ever. 2 But as for me, my feet were almost 27 For, lo, they that are far from thee gone; my steps had well nigh Nipped. thall perish : thou hast destroyed all them

3 For I was envious at the foolish, that go a whoring from thee. when I saw the prosperity of the wicked. 28 But it is good for me to draw near

4 For there are no bands in their death : to God: I have put my trust in the Lord but their strength is firm.

God, that I may declare all tliy works. s They are not in trouble as other men;

PSALM LXXIV, neither are they plagued like other men. I T'he prophet complaine:h of the desolation

6 Therefore pride compafleth them of the sancuar;. ro He moveth God to about as a chain; violence covereth them held, in confideration of his power, 18 of as a garment.

his reproachful enemies, of his children, 7 Their eyes stand out with fatness : and of his covenant. they have more than heart could with.

Maschil of Asaph. 8 They are corrupt, and speak wickedly God, why hast thou calt us off for concerning oppression: they speak loftily. ever? wisy doth thine anger sinoke

9 They set their mouth against the against the sheep of thy palture? heavens,' and their tongue walketh 2 Remember thy congregation, which through the earth.

thou haft purchased of old; the rod of 10 Therefore his people return bither: thine inheritance, which thou hast reand waters of a full cup are wrung out deemed ; this mount Zion, wherein thou to them.

hafi doelt.


Afaph prayeifor inelux.ry'. PSALMS. The prophet prais-th God. 3 Lift up thy feet unto the perpetual

PSALM LXXV. defolations; even all that the enemy hath 1 The prophet praiseth God, 2 and promis done wickedly in the sanctuary.

eth to judge uprightly. 4. Ile rebuketh 4 Thine enemies roar in the midst of the proud by confideration of God's prothy congregations; they set up their en idence. He praiseth God. signs for signs.

To the chief Musician, Al-taschith, A S A man was famous according as he

Píalm or Song of Afaph. had lifted up axes upon the thick trees. 6 But now they break down the carv UA

NTO) thee, O God, do we give ed work thereof at once with axes and thanks, unto thee do we give thanks : hammers.

for that thy name is near thy wondrous 9 They have cast fire into thy fanc. works declare. tuary, they have defiled by casting docun

2 When I shall receive the congregathe dwelling place of thy name to the tion I will judge uprightly. ground.

3 The earth and all the inhabitants 8 They said in their hearts, Let us thereof are diffolved: I bear up the pildestroy them together: they have burn-, lars of it. Selah. ed up all the synagogues of God in the I said unto the fools, Deal not fool. land.

ishly: and to the wicked, Lift not up 9 We see not our ligns: there is no

the horn ; more any prophet: neither is there a. :5 Lift not up your horn on high : mong us any that knoweth how long. fpeak not with a stiff neck.

10 O God, how long shall the adver 6 For promotion cometh neither from sary reproach? Mall the enemy blafpheme the ealt, nor from the welt, nor from thy name for ever?

the fouth. 1 Why withdrawelt thou thy hand,

7 But God is the judge : he putteth even thy right hand ? pluck it out of thy down one, and fettet up another. bofom.

8 For in the hand of the LORD there 12 For God is my King of old, work- is a cup, and the wine is red; it is full ing salvation in the midst of the earth. of mixture; and he poureth out of the

13 Thou didlt divide the fea by thy fame: but the dregs thereof, all the strength: thou brakest the lieads of the wicked of the earth ihall wring them out, dragons in the waters.

and drink them. 14 Thou brakest the heads of leviathan

9 But I will declare for ever; I will in pieces, and gavelt him to be meat to fing praises to the God of Jacob. the people inhabiting the wilderness. 10 All the horns of the wicked also

15 Thou didit cleave the fountain and will I cut off; but the horns of the rightthe food : thou driedít up mighty rivers. eous shall be exalted. 16 The day is thine, the night also is

PSALM LXXVI. thine: thou hast prepared the light and the sun.

I A declaration of God's majesty in the 17 Thou hast set all the borders of church. II An exhortation to serve him the earth : thou hast made summer and

reverently. winter.

To the chief Musician on Neginoth, A 18 Remember this, that the enemy

Pfalm or Song of Asaph. hath reproachedo e Lord, and that the In Judah tir God known : his name is

. 19 O deliver not the foul of thy turtle 2 In Salem also is his tabernacle, and dove unto the multitude of the wicked: his dwelling place in Zion. forget not the congregation of thy poor | 3 There brake he the arrows of the for ever.

bow, the shield, and the sword, and the 20 Have respect unto the covenant : battle. Selah. for the dark places of the earth are full Thou art more glorious and excellent of the habitations of cruelty.

than the mountains of prey. 21 O let not the oppretted return a 5 The stout hearted are spoiled, they Thamed : let the poor and needy praise, have sept their neep: and none of the thy name.

men of might have found their hands. 22 Arise, O God, plead thine own 6 At thy rebuke, O God of Jacob, cause : remember how the foolish man both the chariot and horse are cast into reproacheth thee daily.

a dead sleep. 23 Forget not the voice of thine ene 7 Thou, even thou, art to be feared : mies: the tumult of those that rise mp and who may stand in thy light when against thee increaseth continually.

once thou art angry?

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The prophet's combat with diffidence. PSALMS. Exhortation to learn God's lau.

8 Thou didft cause judgment to be 16 The waters saw thee, O God, the heard from heaven; the earth feared, waters saw thee; they were afraid : the and was still,

depths also were troubled. 9 When God arose to judgment, to 17 The clouds poured out water: the save all the meek of the earth. Selah. skies sent out a sound : thine arrows also

10 Surely the wrath of man shall praise went abroad. thee: the remainder of wrath shalt thou 18 The voice of thy thunder was in restrain.

the heaven : the lightnings lightened the 11 Vow, and pay unto the LORD your world: the earth trembled and shook. God: let all that be round about him 19 Thy way is in the sea, and thy path bring presents unto him that ought to be in the great waters, and thy footsteps feared.

are not known. 12 He shall cut off the spirit of princes: 20 Thou leddest thy people like a flock he is terrible to the kings

of the earth. by the hand of Moses and Aaron. PSALM LXXVII.

PSALM LXXVIII. 1 The pfalmift

Meweth what fierce combat 1 An exhortation both to learn and to preach he had with diffidence. 10 The victory the law of God. 9 The story of God's which he had by consideration of God's wrath against the incredulous and disogreat and gracious works.

bedient. °67 The Ifraelites being rejected, To the chief Musician, to Jeduthun, A God chofe Judah, Zion, and David. Psalm of Asaph.

Maschil of Asaph. Cried unto God with my voice, even IVE ear, O my people, to my law: car unto me.

my mouth. 2 In the day of my trouble I sought 2 I will open my mouth in a parable : the Lord: my fore ran in the night, I will utter dark sayings of old : and ceased not: my soul refused to be 3 Which we have heard and known, comforted.

and our fathers have told us. 3 I remembered God, and was trou 4. We will not hide them from their bled: I complained, and my spirit was children, shewing to the generation to overwhelmed. Selah.

come the praises of the LORD, and his 4 Thou holdest mine eyes waking : I strength, and his wonderful works that am so troubled that I cannot speak. he hath done.

s I have considered the days of old, 5 For he established a testimony in the years of ancient times.

Jacob, and appointed a law in Israel, 6. I call to remembrance my song which he commanded our fathers, that in the night : I commune with mine they should make them known to their own heart : and my spirit made diligent children : search.

6 That the generation to corne might 7 Will the LORD cast off for ever? and know them, cven the children which will he be favourable no more?

should be born; who should arise and 8 Is his mercy clean gone for ever? declare them to their children : doth his promise fail for evermore? 7. That they might set their hope in

9 Hath God forgotten to be gracious ? God, and not forget the works of God, hath he in anger ihut up his tender mer- but keep his commandments: cies? Selah.

8 And might not be as their fathers, 1o And I said, This is my infirmity : a stubborn and rebellious generation ; á but I will remember the years of the right generation that set not their heart aright, hand of the most high.

and whose spirit was not stedfast with 11 I will remember the works of the God. Lord: surely I will remember thy won 9 The children of Ephraim, being arm. ders of old.

ed, and carrying bows, turned back in 12 I will meditate also of all thy work, the day of battle. and talk of thy doings.

10 They kept not the covenant of God, 13 Thy way, O God, is in the sanc- and refused to walk in his law; tuary: who is so great a God as our 11 And forgat his works, and his wonGod!

ders that he had shewed them. 14 Thou art the God that doest won. 12 Marvellous things did he in the ders: thou haft declared thy strength a- light of their fathers, in the land of Egypt, mong the people.

in the field of Zoan. 15 Thou hast with thine arm redeemed 13 He divided the sea, and caused thy people, the sons of Jacob and Jofeph. them to pass through ; and he made the Selah.

waters to stand as an heap.

Ced's wrath agains the

PSALMS. incredulous and disobedient. 14 In the daytime also he led them with their mouth, and they lied unto him with a cloud, and all the night with a with their tongues. light of fire.

37 For their heart was not right with 15 He clave the rocks in the wilder- him, neither were they stedfalt in his ness, and gave them drink as out of the covenant. great depths.

38 But he, being full of compassion, 16 He brought streams also out of the forgave their iniquity, and destroyed rock, and caused waters to run down them not : yea, many a time turned' he like rivers.

his anger away, and did not stir up all 17. And they sinned yet more against his wrath. him by provoking the most high in the 39 For he remembered that they were wilderness.

but flesh; a wind that passeth away, and 18 And they tempted God in their cometh not again. heart by asking meat for their lust. 40 How oft did they provoke him in

19 Yea, they spake against God; they the wilderness, and grieve him in the desaid, Can God furnish a table in the sert! wilderness ?

41 Yea, they turned back and tempted 20 Behold, he smote the rock, that the God, and limited the Holy One of Israel. waters gushed out, and the streams over 42 They remembered not his hand, nor flowed, can he give bread also ? can he the day when he delivered them from the provide felh for his people?

enemy. 21 Therefore the LORD heard this, 43 How he had wrought his signs in and was wroth: fo a fire was kindled a- Egypt, and his wonders in the field of gainst Jacob, and anger also came up a. Zoan: gainst Israel;

44 And had turned their rivers into 22 Because they believed not in God, blood; and their foods, that they could and trusted not in his falvation :

not drink. 23 Though he had commanded the

45 He sent divers sorts of flies among clouds from above, and opened the doors them, which devoured them; and frogs, of heaven,

which destroyed them. 24 And had rained down manna upon 46 He gave also their increase unto the them to eat, and had given them of the caterpillar, and their labour unto the locorn of heaven.

cust. 25 Man did eat angels' food : he sent 47 He destroyed their vines with hail, them meat to the full.

and their sycamore trees with frost. 26 He caused an east wind to blow in 48 He gave up their cattle also to the the heaven : and by his power he brought hail, and their flocks to hot thunderbolts. in the south wind.

49 He cast upon them the fierceness of 27 He rained Aesh also upon them as his anger, wrath, and indignation, and dust, and feathered fowls like as the sand trouble, by sending evil angels among them. of the sea :

50 He made a way to his anger; he 28 And he let it fall in the midst of spared not their soul from death, but their camp, round about their habita- gave their life over to the peftilence ; tions.

51 And smote all the firstborn in E. 29 So they did eat, and were well fill- gypt; the chief of their strength in the ed: for he gave them their own desire; tabernacles of Ham:

30 They were not estranged from their 52 But made his own people to go lust. But while their meat was yet in forth like sheep, and guided them in the their mouths,

wilderness like a flock. 31 The wrath of God came upon them, 53 And he led them on safely, so that and New the fattest of them, and smote they feared not: but the sea overwhelmed down the chosen men of Israel.

their enemies. 32 For all this they finned still, and 54 And he brought them to the border believed not for his wondrous works. of his sanctuary, even to this mountain,

33 Therefore their days did he consume which his right band had purchased. in vanity, and their years in trouble. 55 He cast out the heathen also before

34 When he New them, then they them, and divided them an inheritance by sought him; and they returned and en- line, and made the tribes of Israel to quired early after God.

dwell in their tents. 35 And they remembered that God 56 Yet they tempted and provoked was their rock, and the higli God their the most high God, and kept not his redeemer.

testimonies : 36 Nevertheless they did flatter him 57 But turned back, and dealt unfaith.


Ifrael rejected. Juidath cholen. PSALMS. Alapb's complaint for the church. fully like their fathers: they were turned


5 How long, LORD? Wilt thou be alide like a deceitful bow.

angry for ever? thall thy jealousy burn 58 For they provoked hiin to anger like fire? with their high piaces, and moved him to 6 Pour out thy wrath upon the hea, jealousy with their graven images. then that have not known thee, and upon

59. When God heard this, he was the kingdoms that have not called upon wroth, and greatly abhorred Ifrael : thy name.

60 So that he forfook the tabernacle Ź For they have devoured Jacob, and of Shiloh, the tent which he placed a- laid watte his dwelling place. mong men;

8 O remember not against us former 61 And delivered his strength into iniquities : let thy tender mercies fpeedicaptivity, and his glory into the enemy's ly prevent us: for we are brought very hand.

low. 62 He gave his people over also unto 9 Help us, O God of our falvation, the sword; and was wroth with his in- for the glory of thy name: and deliver heritance.

11s, and purge away our fins, for thy 63 The fire consumed their young name's fake. men; and their maidens were not given 10 Wherefore should the heathen say, to marriage.

Where is their God? let him be known 64 Their priests fell by the sword; among the heathen in our light by the and their widows made no lamentation. revenging of the blood of thy servants

65 Then the Lord awaked as one oui vrh is the. of sleep, and like a miglity man that II Let the fighing of the prisover come thouteth by reason of wine.

before thee; according to the greatness 66 And he fmote his enemies in the of thy power preterve thou those that are hinder part : he put them to a perpetual appointed to die ; reproach.

12 And render unto our neighbours 67 Moreover he refused the taberna-!fcvenfold into their botom their reproach, cle of Joleph, and chose not the tribe of li livre with they have reproached thee, Ephraim :

O LORD. 68 But chose the tribe of Judah, the

13 Soire tly pcople and sharp of thy mount Zion which he loved.

pasture will give ihce tharko for ever : 69 And he built his fanctuary like high we will show forth thy praile to all gene. palaces, like the earth which lie hath elta- rations. blished for ever.

PSALM LXXX. 70 He chose David alto his servant, « The psalmill in his prayer complaineth of and took him from the sheepfolds : the miseries of the church. 8 God's for

7. From following the ewes great with iner favours are iurned into ji:dgments. young he brought him to feed Jacob his 14 He pragcil for deliverance. people, and lfrael his inheritance. To the chief Musician upon Shoshannim.

72 So he fed them according to the Eduth, A Pfilm cí Asaph. integrity of his heart; and guided them VIVE ear, O Shepherd of Ilrael, thou by the skilfulness of his hands.

that leadest Jofeph like a flock; PSALM LXXIX.

thou that dwellest between the cherubims, I The pfalmift complainrth of the defola- line forth.

tion of Jirusalem. 8 He prugeri for 2 Before Ephraim and Benjamin and deliverance, 13 and promijeti tiank- Manalieh ftir up thy ítrength, and come fulness.

and save us. A Psalm of Afaph.

3 Turn us again, O God, and cause thy God, the heathen are come into face to shine'; and we shall be saved.

thine inheritance ; thy holy temple 4 O Lord God of hoils, how long have they defiled; they have laid Jerusa- wilt thou be angry agains the prayer of lem on heaps.

thy people? 2 The dead bodies of thy servants have Ś Thou feedeft them with the bread they given to be mcat mio the fouls of of tears; and givest them tears to drink the heaven, the leíh of thy fainis unto in great mcafure. the beasts of the earth.

Ő Thou makest us a strife unto our 3 Their blood have they shed like water neighbours: and our enemies laugh around about Jerusalem ; and there was mong themselves. none to bury them.

7 Turn is again, O God of hosts, and 4 We are become a reproach to our cause thy face to thine; and we shall be Deighbours, a scorn and derision to them faved. that are round about us.

8 Thou hast brought a vinc out of


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