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Of faith of the resurrellion. PSALMS. God's miajzfiy in the churcs. PSALM XLIX.

PSALM L. 1 An earnest persuasion to build the faith of 1 The majesy of God in the church. 5 His

the resurrection, not on worldly power, order to gather saints. 7 The pleasure of but on God. 16 Worldly prosperity is God is not in ceremonies, 14 but in fincenot to be admired.

rity of obedience. To the chief Musician, A Psalm for the

A Plalm of Asaph. sons of Korah.

THE , HEA TEAR this, all ye people ; give ear,

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inhabitants of the world : from the riting of the sun unto the going 2 Both low and high, rich and poor, down thereof. together.

2 Out of Zion, the perfection of beauŹ My mouth shall speak of wisdom; ty, God hath shined. and the meditation of my heart sisall be 3 Our God fhall come, and Mall not of understanding.

keep silence : a fire thall devour before 4 I will incline mine ear to a parable : him, and it shall be very tempestuous I will open my dark saying upon the harp. round about him.

s Wherefore should I fear in the days 4. He shall call to the heavens from of evil, when the iniquity of my heels above, and to the earth, that he may Thall compass me about ?

judge his people. 6 They that trust in their wealth, and Gather my faints together unto me; boast theinfelves in the multitude of their those that have made a covenant with me riches;

by facrifice. 7 None of them can by any means re 6 And the heavens Mail declare his deem his brother, nor give to God a ran- righteousness : for God is judge himself. fom for him :

Selah. 8 (For the redemption of their soul is 7 Hear, O my people, and I will speak; precious, and it cealeth for ever :) O Israel, and I will testify againtt thee: I

9 That he thould still live for ever, and am God, even thy God. not fee corruption.

8 I will not reprove thee for thy facri10 For he seeth that wise men die, like- fices or thy burnt offerings, to have been wise the fool and the brutish person pe- continually before me. rish, and leave their wealth to others. 9 I will take no bullock out of thy

in Their inward thought is, that their house, nor he goats out of thy folds. houses shall continue for ever, and their 10 For every beast of the torelt is dwelling places to all generations; they mine, and the cattle upon a thousand call their lands after their own names. hills.

12 Nevertheless man being in honour I know all the fowls of the moun. abideth not: he is like the beasts that pe- tains: and the wild beasts of the field are rith.

mine. 13 This their way is their folly : yet 12 If I were hungry, I would not tell their pofterity approve their fayings. thee: for the world is mine, and the Selah.

fulness thereof. 14 Like sheep they are laid in the 13 Will I eat the fielh of bulls, or drink grave; death fhall feed on them; and the the blood of goats? upright Mall have dominion over them 14 Offer unto God thanksgiving; and in the morning; and their beauty shall pay thy vows unto the most High: consume in the grave from their dwelling. 15 And call upon me in the day of

1; But God will redeem my soul from trouble : I will deliver thee, and thou the power of the grave: for he thall re- fhalt glorify me. ceive me. Selah.

16 But into the wicked God faith, 16 Be not thou afraid when one is What hast thou to do to declare my ftamade rich, when the glory of his house tutes, or that thou shouldest take my is increased;

covenant in thy mouth? 17 For when he dieth hc shall carry 17 Seeing thou hatest instruction, and nothing away: his glory Mall not defcend castelt my words behind thee. after him.

18 When thou savreit a thief, then 18 Though while he lived he blessed thou consentedit with him, and has been his soul : and men will praise thee, when partaker with adulterers. thou doest well to thyself.

19 Thou givet thy mouth to evil, and 19 He Mall go to the genera ion of his thy tongue frameth deceit. fathers; they shall never see light. 20 Thou liiteft and speakest against thy

20 Man that is in honour, and under brother; thou flanderest thine owa mu. flandeth not, is like the beasts that perish. ther's fona

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David's prayer for fan&tification : PSALMS. He prophefieth Doeg's destruclion. 21 These things haft thou done, and I I?

The sacrifices of God are a broken kept filence; thou thoughtest that I was fpirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O altogether such an one as thyself: but I God, thou wilt not despise. will reprove thee, and set them in order 18 Do good in thy good pleasure unto before thine eyes,

Zion : build thou the walls of Jerufalem. 22 Now consider this, ye that forget 19 Then shalt thou be pleased with the Gód, left I tear you in pieces, and there sacrifices of righteousness, with burnt of be none to deliver.

fering and whole burnt offering: then shall 23 Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me: they offer bullocks upon thine altar. and to him that ordereth his conversation

PSALM LII. aright will I shew the salvation of God. I David condemning the spitefulness of Doegs PSALM LI.

prophesieth his destruction. 6 The rightei David prayeth

for remiffion of fins, where ous shall rejoice at it. of be maketha deep confesion. 6 He pray- To the chief Musician, Maschil

, A Psalm eth for fan&tification. 16 God delighteth of David, when Doeg the Edomite came not in sacrifice, but in sincerity. 18 David and told Saul, and said unto him, David prayeth for the church.

is come to the house of Ahimelech. Nathan the prophet came unto chief, O mighty man? the goodness him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba. of God endureth continually, CAVE mercy upon me, O God, ac 2 Thy tongue deviseth mischiefs; like

cording to thy lovingkindness: ac- a sharp razor, working deceitfully. cording unto the multitude of thy tender 3 Thou lovest evil more than good ; mercies blot out my transgressions. and lying rather than to speak righteous

2 Wash me throughly from mine ini- ness. Selah. quity, and cleanse me from sin.

4 Thou lovest all devouring words, O 3 For I acknowledge my transgressions: thou deceitful tongue. and my sin is ever before me.

5 God thall likewise destroy thee for 4. Against thee, thee only, have I fin- ever, he shall take thee away, and pluck ned, and done this evil in thy light : that thee out of thy dwelling place, and thou mightest be justified when thou root thee out of the land of the living. speakest, and be clear when thou judgest. Selah.

s Behold, I was thapen in iniquity; and 6 The righteous also shall see, and fear, in sin did my mother conceive me. and shall laugh at him :

6 Behold, thou desirest truth in the in 7 Lo, this is the man that made not ward parts: and in the hidden part thou God his strength; but trusted in the an Thalt make me to know wisdom. bundance of his riches, and strengthened

7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be himself in his wickedness. clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter 8 But I am like a green olive tree in than snow.

the house of God: I trust in the mercy 8 Make me to hear joy and gladness; of God for ever and ever. that the bones which thou hast broken 9 I will praise thee for ever, because may rejoice.

thou hast done it : and I will wait on 9 Hide thy face from my sins, and blot thy name ; for it is good before thy out all mine iniquities.

saints. 10 Create in me a clean heart, O God;

PSALM LIIT. and renew a right spirit within me. 1 David describeth the corruption of a natu

11 Cast me not away from thy presence; ral man. 4 He convinceth the wicked by and take not thy holy spirit from me. the light of their own conscience. 6 He

12 Restore unto me the joy of thy glorieth in the salvation of God. salvation; and uphold me with thy free to the chief Mufician npon. Mahalath, 13° Then will I teach tranfgreffors thy. The foo God. Corrupt are they, and

Maschil, A Psalm of David. ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee.

have done abominable iniquity : there is 14 Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, none that doeth good. O God, thou God of my falvation : and 2 God looked down from heaven upon my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righte- the children of men, to fee if there were ousness.

any that did understand, that did feek Is O LORD, open thou my lips; and God. my mouth shall thew forth thy praise. 3 Every one of them is gone back:

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David complaineth of

PSALMS. and prayeth against his enemies. 4. Have the workers of iniquity noupon me, and horror hatlı overwhelmed knowledge? who eat up my people as me. they eat bread: they have not called 6 And I said, Oh that I had wings like

a dove! for then would I fly away, and 5 There were they in great fear, where be at relé. no fear was: for God hath scattered the 7 Lo, then would I wander afar off, and bones of him that encampeth againsthee: remain in the wilderness. Selah. thou hast put them to shame, becaule God 8 I would haften my escape from the hath despised them.

windy storm and tempest. 6 Oh that the salvation of Israel

9 Destroy, O LORD, and divide their were come out of Zion! When God tongues: for I have seen violence and bringeth back the captivity of his peo- ftrife in the city. ple, Jacob Thall rejoice, and Israel Inall 10 Day and night they go about it be glad.

upon the walls thereof: mischief also and PSALM LIV.

sorrow are in the midst of it. i David complaining of the Ziphims, pray JI Wickedness is in the midst thereof:

eth for salvation. 4 Upon his confidence deceit and guile depart not from her in God's help he promiseth sacrifice: streets. To the chief Musician on Neginoth, 12 For it was not an enemy that re

Maschil. A Psalm of David, when the proached me; then I could have borne Ziphims came and said to Saul, Doth it: neitlier was it he that hated me that not David hide himself with us? did magnify bimself against me; then I AVE me, O God, by thy name, and would have lid myself from him : judge me by thy Itrength.

13 But it quas thou, a man mine equal, 2 Ilear my prayer, O God; give ear my guide, and mine acquaintance. to the words of my mouth.

14 We took tweet counsel together, 3 For strangers are risen up against and walked unto the house of God in me, and oppreflors seek after my soul : company. they have not set God before them. 15. Let death feize upon them, and Selah.

let them' go down quick into hell : for 4 Behold, God is mine helper : the wickedneis is in their dwellings, and Lord is with them that uphold my soul. among them.

5 He Mall reward evil unto mine ene 16 As for me, I will call upon God; mies: cut them off in thy truth. and the Lord Thall fave me.

6 I will freely sacrifice unto thee : 17 Evening, and morning, and at noon, I will praise thy name, O LORD; for it will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall. is good.

hear my voice. 7 For he hath delivered me out of all 18 He hath delivered my foul in peace trouble : and mine eye hath seen his de- from the battle that was against me: for fire upon mine enemies.

there were many with me. PSALM LV.

19 God fall hear, and amict them, i David in his prarer complaineth of his even he that abideth of old. Selah. Be

fearful case. 9 He prayeth agoint bis cause they have no changes, therefore enemies, of whose quickedness and trea- they fear not Coil. chers he complaineth. 16 He comforteth 20 He hath put forth his hands against bimself in God's priservation of him, such as be at peace with him : he hath ani confusion of bis enemies.

broken his covenant. To the chief Musician on Neginoth, 21 The words of his mouth were smooth

Maschil, A Pfalm of David. er than butter, but war was in his heart:

IVE ear to my prayer, O God; his words were foster than oil, yet were plication.

22. Cast thy burden upon the LORD, 2 Attend unto me, and hear me:) and he shall fustain thee: he shall never mourn in my complaint, and make a iuffer the righteous to be moved. noise ;

23 But thou, O God, malt bring them 3 Because of the voice of the enemy, | down into the pit of destruction : bloody because of the oppreslion of the wicked : and deceitful men shall not live out half for they cast iniquity upon me, and in their days; but I will trust in thee. wrath they hate me.

PSALM LVI. 4. My heart is fore pained within me: i David praying to God in confidence of his and the terrors of death are fallen upon word, complaineth of his enemies. 9 He

profiffeth his confidence in God's word, 5 Fearsulness and trembling are come and promiseth to praise him.

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David's confidence in God. PSALMS. He reproveth the wicked. To the chief Musician upon Jonath-elem. 6 They have prepared a net for my

rechokim, Michtam of David, when steps ; my soul is bowed dow'n : they the Philistines took him in Gath. have digged a pit before me, into the E merciful unto me, O God: for midst wher of they are fallen themsilves.

man would swallow me up; he Selahı, fighting daily opprefleth me.

7 My heart is fixed, O God, my heart 2 Mine enemies would daily swallow is fixed: I will fing and give praité. me up: for they be many that fight a 8 Awakeup, my glory: awake, pfaltery gainst me, O thou moit bigh.

and harp: 1:21f will awake carly. 3 What time I am afraid, I will trust 9 I will praise thee, O Lord, arong in thee.

the people: I will fing unto three among 4 In God I will praise his word, in the nations. God I have put my trust; I will not fear 10 For thy mercy is great unto the hea. what flesh can do unto me.

vens, and thy truth unto the clouds. s. Every day they wreft my words : all u Be thou exalted, O God, above the their thoughts are against me for evil. heavens: let thy glory be above all the

6 They gather Chemselves together, earth. they hide themselves, they mark my steps,

PSALM LVIII. when they wait for my soul.

i David reproveth wicked judges, 3 deo 7 Shall they escape by iniquity? in scribeth the nature of the wicked, 6 and thine anger cast down the people, O God. devoteth them to God's judgments, 10

8 Thou tellest my wanderings : put whereat the righteous shall rejoice. thou my tears into thy bottle : are they To the chief Musician, Al-taschith, not in thy book?

Michtam of David. then mine enemies turn back : "this I know, for Dye indeed speak righteousness

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O'congregation ? do ye judge upGod is for me.

rightly, Oye fons of men ? to In God will I praise his word: in 2 Yea, in heart ye work wickedness; the Lord will I praise his word. ye weigh the violence of your hands in

11 In God have I put my trust: I will the earth. not be afraid what man can do unto me. 3 The wicked are estranged from the

12 Thy vows are ripon me, O God: womb: they go astray as soon as they be I will reader praises unto thee.

born, speaking lies. 13 For thou hast delivered my soul 4 Their poilon is like the poison of a from death : wilt not thou deliver my feet serpent: they are like the deaf adder thut from falling, that I may walk before God stoppeth her ear; in the light of the living?

5 Which will not hearken to the voice PSALM LVII.

of charmers, charming never so wisely. I David in prayer fleeing unto God, com 6 Break their teeth, O God, in their plaineth of his dangerous caje. 7 He en- mouth: brcak out the great teeth of the

courageth himself to praise God. young lions, O LORD. To the chief Musician, Al-taschith, Mich 7 Let them melt away as waters which

tam of David, when he fied from Saul run continually: when he bendeth his in the cave.

bow to boot his arrows, let them be as E merciful unto me, O God, be mer-cut in piece3.

8 As a snail which melteth, let every in thee : yea, in the shadow of thy wings one of them pass away: like the untimely will I make my refuge, until these calami- birth of a woman, that they may not fee ties be overpalt.

the fun. 2 I will cry unto God most high; unto 9 Before your pots can feel the thorns, God that performeth all things for me. he Mall take their away as with a whirl.

3 He hall send from heaven, and save wind, both living, and in his wrath. me from the reproach of him that would 10 The righteous thall rejoice when he swallow me up Selah. God shall send feeth the vengeance: he thall wath his forth his mercy and his truth.

feet in ihe blooi of the wicked. 4 My soul is among lions : and I lie 11 So that a man Thail say, Verily there even among them that are set on fire, is a reward for the righteous: verily he even the sons of men, whose tecth art is a God that udge!h in ile earth. 1pears and arrows, and their tongue a

PSALM LIX. Tarp sword.

I David progeth to be delivered from his 5 Be thou exalted, O God, above the enemies. Ő He complaineth of i heir crul heavens ; let thy glory be above all tho ty. 8 He trufleth in God. is He pruza carth.

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David complaineth of his enemies' PSALMS. cruelty and former judgments. To the chief Musician, Al-taschith, Mich | To the chief Musician upon Shunan

tam of David; when Saul sent, and eduth, Michtam of David, to teach ; they watched the house to kill him. when he strove with Aram-naharaim D

ELIVER me from mine enemies, O and with Aram-zobah, when Joab re

my God: defend me from them turned, and smote of Edom in the val. that rise up against me.

ley of salt twelve thousand. 2 Deliver me from the workersofini- O haltficattered us, thou haft been dif

God, thou hast cast is off, thou quity, and save me from bloody men.

3 For, lo, they lie in wait for my pleased; O turn thyself to us again. Soul: the mighty are gathered againit 2 Thou hast made the earth to tremme; not for my transgression, nor for my ble; thou haft broken it: heal the lin, O Lord.

breaches thereof; for it shaketh. 4. They run and prepare themselves 3 Thou hast Thewed thy people hard without my fault: awake to help me, things: thou hast made us to drink the and behold.

wine of astonishment. $ Thou therefore, O Lord God of 4 Thou hast given a banner to them holts, the God of Israel, awake to visit that fear thee, that it may be displayed all the heathen: be not merciful to any because of the truth. Selah. wicked transgressors. Selah.

s That thy beloved may be delivere 6 They return at evening: they make ed; save with thy right hand, and hear a noise like a dog, and go round about me. the city.

6 God hath spoken in his holiness.: 7 Behold, they belch out with their will rejoice, I will divide Shechem, and mouth: swords are in their lips: for mete out the valley of Succoth. who, say they, doth hear?

7 Gilead is mine, and Manasseh is 8 But thou, O LORD, shalt laugh at mine; Ephraim also is the strength of them; thou shalt have all the heathen in mine head ; Judah is my lawgiver; derision,

8 Moab is my wampot; over Edom 9 Because of his strength will I wait will I cast out my shoe: Philiftia, triumph upon thce : for God is my defence. thou because of me.

10 The God of my mercy shall pre . Who will bring me into the strong vent me: God mall let me see my desire city? who will lead me into Edom? upon mine enemies.

10 Hilt not thou, O God, which hadst u Slay them not, lelt my people for- cast us off ? and thou, O God, which get: scaiter them by thy power; and didst not go out with our armies ? bring them down, O Lord our Thield. I Give us help from trouble : for

12 For the lin of their mouth and the vain is the help of man. words of their lips, let them even be taken 12 Through God we shall do valiant. in their pride: and for curling and lying ly: for he it is that shall tread down our which they speak.

enemies. 13 Contime them in wrath, consume

PSALM LXI. then, that they may not be : and let them i David fleeth to God upon his former exknow that God rulcih in Jacob unto the perience : 4 he voweth perpetual service ends of the earth. Selah.

unto him because of his promises. 14 And at evening let them return; To the chief Musician upon Neginah, and let them make a noise like a dog, and

A Psalm of David. go round about the city.

my prayer. meat, and grudge if they be not satis. 2 Froni the end of the earth will I cry fied.

unto thee, when my heart is overwhelm. 16 But I will sing of thy power; yea, ed : lead me to the rock that is higher I will sing aloud of thy mercy in the than I. morning : for thou hast been my defence 3 For thou hast been a shelter for me, and refuge in the day of my trouble. and a strong tower from the enemy:

17 Unto thee, O my strength, will I 4 I will abide in thy tabernacle for îing: for God is my defence, and the ever: I will trust in the covert of thy God of my mercy:

wings. Selah. PSALM LX.

s For thou, O God, hast heard my I David complaineth to God of former vows : 1110n hast given me the heritage of

judgments, 4 now upon better hope, pray- those that fear thy name. cib for deliverance. 6 Comforting him 6 Thou wilt prolong the king's life : self in God's promises, be craveth that and his years as many generations. wolp whereon be oruteh.

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1s Let them wander up and down for HEAR my cry, O God; attend unto

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