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3 Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by Lallictions : The blessings of the godly. PSALMS. David's care for the ark. PSALM CXXVII.

4 But there is forgiveness with thee, T A Song of degrees for Solomon. that thou mayest be feared. E XCEPT the LORD build the house, 5 I wait for the Lord, my soul doth

they labour in vain that build it: ex- wait, and in his word do I hope. cept the Lord keep the city, the watch 6 My soul waiteth for the LORD more man waketh but in vain.

than they that watch for the morning: Isay, 2 It is vain for you to rise up early, to more than they that watch for the morning. sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: 7 Let Israel hope in the LORD : for with for so he giveth his beloved sleep. the LORD there is mercy, and with him is

3 Lo, children are a heritage of the plenteous redemption. LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his 8 And he shall redeem Israel from all reward.

bis iniquities. 4 As arrows are in the hand of a mighty

PSALM CXXXI. man; so are children of the youth.

| A Song of degrees of David. full them : they shall not be ashamed, mine eyes lofty:

: do but they shall speak with the enemies in cise myself in great matters, or in things the gate.

too bigh for me. PSALM CXXVIII.

2 Surely I have behaved and quieted 1 A Song of degrees. myself as a child that is weaned of his mo. LESSED is every one that feareth the ther: my soul is even as a weaned child.

3 Let Israel hope in the LORD from 2 For thou shalt eat the labour of thine henceforth and for ever. hands : happy shalt thou be, and it shall be


1 A Song of degrees.

ORD, remember David, and all his the sides of thine house: thy children like olive-plants round about thy table. 2 How he sware unto the LORD, and

4 Behold, that thus shall the man bevowed unto the mighty God of Jacob; blessed that feareth the LORD.

3 Surely I will not come into the taber5 The LORD shall bless thee out of nacle of my house, nor go up into my bed ; Zion: and thou shalt see the good of Je 4 I will not give sleep to mine eyes, or rusalem all the days of thy life. slumber to mine eyelids,

6 Yea, thou shalt see thy children's 5 Until I find out a place for the LORD, children, and peace upon Israel. a habitation for the mighty God of Jacob. PSALM CXXIX.

6 Lo, we heard of it at Ephratab : we | A Song of degrees. found it in the fields of the wood. ANY'a time have they afflicted me 7 We will go into his tabernacles: we

from my youth, may Israel now say: will worship at his footstool. 2 Many a time have they afflicted me 8 Arise, O Lord, into thy rest; thou, from my youth: yet they have not pre- and the ark of thy strength. vailed against me.

9 Let thy priests be clothed with right. 3 The ploughers ploughed upon my eousness; and let thy saints shout for joy. back ; they made long their furrows. 10 For thy servant David's sake turn

4 The Lord is righteous : he hath cut not away the face of thine anointed. asunder the cords of the wicked.

11 The Lord hath sworn in truth unto 5 Let them all be confounded and turn- David; he will not turn from it; of the ed back that hate Zion.

fruit of thy body will I set upon thy throne. 6 Let them be as the grass upon the 12 If thy children will keep my covehouse-tops, which withereth afore it grow-nant and my testimony that I shall teach

them; their children also shall sit upon 7 Wherewith the mower filleth not his thy throne for evermore. hand; nor he that bindeth sheaves his 13 For the Lord bath chosen Zion; he bosom.

bath desired it for his habitation. 8 Neither do they which go by, say, 14 This is my rest for ever: here will I The blessing of the Lord be upon you: dwell; for I have desired it. we bless you in the name of the LORD. 15 I will abundantly bless her proriPSALM CXXX.

sion: I will satisfy her poor with bread. A Song of degrees.

16 I will also clothe her priests with UT

thee, O LORD. 2 LORD, hear my voice: let thine ears 17 There will I make the horn of Dabe attentive to the voice of my supplications. vid to bud: I have ordained a lamp for

3. If thou, LORD, shouldest mark ini- mine anointed. quities, O LORD, who shall stand?

18 His enemies will I clothe with

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PRAISE OF Shehe. Teorder Praise me the above the waters : for his mercy endureih

of the communion of saints. PSALMS. An exhortation to thanksgiving. shame: but upon himself shall his crown/not; eyes have they, but they see not. flourish.

17 They have ears, but they hear not; PSALM CXXXIII.

neither is there any breath in their mouths. 1 A Song of degrees of David. 18 They that make them are like unto BEHS For brethren and well fogether EHOLD, how good and how pleasant them: so is every one that trusteth in them.

19 Bless the LORD, O house of Israel: in unity!

bless the LORD, O house of Aaron : 2 It is like the precious ointment upon 20 Bless the LORD, O house of Levi: the head, that ran down upon the beard, ye that fear the LORD, bless the LORD. even Aaron's beard : that went down to 21 Blessed be the LORD out of Zion, the skirts of his garments;

which dwelleth at Jerusalem. Praise ye 3 As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew the LORD. that descended upon the mountains of Zion : for there the Lord commanded the Os good : for his mercy endureth for


GIVE thanks unto the LORD; for he blessing, even life for evermore.

TA Song of degrees.

2 O give thanks unto the God of gods : B servants of the Lord, which by night EHOLD, bless ye the Lord, all ye for his mercy endureth for ever.

3 O give thanks to the LORD of lords : stand in the house of the Lord.

for his mercy endureth for ever. 2 Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, 4 To him who alone doeth great wonand bless the Lord.

ders : for his mercy endureth for ever. 3 The Lord that made heaven and earth 5 To him that by wisdom made the bless thee out of Zion.

heavens: for his mercy endureth for ever. PSALM CXXXV.

6 To him that stretched out the earth RAISE

name of the LORD ; praise him, O servants of the LORD.

7 To him that made great lights: for his 2 Ye that stand in the house of the LORD, mercy endureth for ever: in the courts of the house of our God, 8 The sun to rule by day: for his mercy

3 Praise ye the LORD; for the LORD is endureth for ever: good; sing praises unto his name ; for it is 9 The moon and stars to rule by night : pleasant.

for his mercy endureth for ever. 4 For the Lord hath chosen Jacob unto 10 To him that smote Egypt in their himself,and Israel for his peculiar treasure. first-born: for bis mercy endureth for ever:

5 For I know that the LORD is great, 11 And brought out Israel from among and that our LORD is above all gods. them : for his mercy endureth for ever:

6 Wbatsoever the LORD pleased, that 12 With a strong hand, and with a did he in heaven, and in earth, in the seas, stretched out arm : for his mercy endureth and all deep places.

for ever. 7 He causeth the vapours to ascend from 13 To him which divided the Red sea the ends of the earth; he maketh light into parts: for his inercy endureth for ever: nings for the rain; he bringeth the wind 14 And made Israel to pass through the out of his treasuries.

midst of it: for his mercy endureth for ever: 8 Who .smote the first-born of Egypt, 15 But overthrew Pharaoh and his host both of man and beast.

in the Red sea: for his mercy endureth for 9 Who sent tokens and wonders into the ever. midst of thee, O Egypt, upon Pharaoh, 16 To bim which led bis people through and upon all his servants.

the wilderness : for his mercy endureth for 10 Who smote great nations, and slew ever. mighty kings;

17 To him which smote great kings : for 11 Sihon king of the Amorites, and Og his mercy endureth for ever : king of Bashan, and all the kingdoms of 18 And slew famous kings: for his mercy Canaan :

endureth for ever: 12 And gave their land for a herit 19 Sihon king of the Amorites: for his age, a heritage unto Israel bis people. mercy endureth for ever:

13 Thy name, O LORD, endureth for 20 And Og the king of Bashan: for his ever; and thy memorial, O LORD, through- mercy endureth for ever: out all generations,

21 And gave their land for a heritage: 14 For the Lord will judge his people, for his mercy endureth for ever: and he will repent himself concerning his 22 Even a heritage unto Israel his serservants.

vant: for his mercy endureth for ever. 15 The idols of the heathen ore silver 23 Who remembered us in our low esand gold, the work of men's hands.

tate : for his mercy endureth for ever. 16 They have mouths, but they speak 24 And hath redeemed us from our

The Jews' constancy in captivity. PSALMS. Of God's all-seeing providence. enemies : for his mercy endureth for ever. 2 Tbou knowest my down-sitting and

25 Who giveth food to all flesh: for bis mine up-rising, thou understandesi my mercy endureth for ever.

thought afar off. 26 O give thanks unto the God of hea 3 Thou compassest my path and my ven: for his mercy endureth for ever. lying down, and art acquainted with all PSALM CXXXVII.

my ways. B Y the rivers of Babylon, there we sat 4 For there is not a word in my tongue, down,

yea, we wept, when we re- but lo, O LORD, thou knowest it altogether membered Zion.

5 Thou hast beset me behind and be2 We hanged our harps upon the wil- fore, and laid thine hand upon me. lows in the midst thereof.

6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for 3 For there they that carried us away me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it. captive required of us a song; and they 7' Whither shall I go from thy Spirit? or that wasted us required of us mirth, say- whither shall I flee from thy presence? ing, Sing us one of the songs of Zion. 8 If I ascend up into heaven, thou art

4 How shall we sing the Lord's song there : if I make my bed in hell, behold, in a strange land!

thou art there. 5 If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my 9 If I take the wings of the morning, right hand forget her cunning:

and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; 6 If I do not remember thee, let my. 10 Even there shall thy hand lead me, tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth ; if and thy right hand shall hold me. I prefer not Jerusalem above my chief 11 If I say, Surely the darkness shal joy; ,

cover me; even the night shall be light 7 Remember, O LORD, the children of about me. Edom in the day of Jerusalem; who said, 12 Yea, the darkness hideth not from Rase it, rase it, even to the foundation thee; but the night shineth as the day: the thereof.

darkness and the light are both alike to 8 O daughter of Babylon, who art to be thee. destroyed; happy shall he be, that reward 13 For thou hast possessed my reins : eth thee as thou hast served us.

thou hast covered me in my mother's 9 Happy shall he be that taketh and womb. dasheth thy little ones against the stones. 14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully PSALM CXXXVIII.

and wonderfully made : marvellous are TA Psalm of David.

thy works; and that my soul knoweth I

WILL praise thee with my whole right well.

heart: before the gods will I sing 15 My substance was not hid from thee, praise unto thee.

when I was made in secret, and curiously 2 I will worship toward thy holy tem- wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. ple, and praise thy name for thy loving 16 Thine eyes did see my substance, kindness and for thy truth: for thou hast yet being unperfect; and in thy book all magnified thy word above all thy name. my members were written, which in con

3 In the day when I cried thou answer- tinuance were fashioned, when as yet there edst me, and strengthenedst me with was none of them. strength in my soul.

17 How precious also are thy thoughts 4 All the kings of the earth shall praise unto me, oʻGod! how great is the sum of thee, O LORD, when they hear the words them! of thy mouth.

18 If I should count them, they are more 5 Yea, they shall sing in the ways of the in number than the sand: when I awake, LORD: for great is the glory of the Lord. I am still with thee.

6 Though the LORD be high, yet hath 19 Surely thou wilt slay the wicked, 0 he respect unto the lowly: but the proud God: depart from me therefore, ye bloody he knoweth afar off.

7 Though I walk in the midst of trouble, 20 For they speak against thee wickthou wilt revive me : -thou shalt stretchedly, and thine enemies take thy name in forth thine hand against the wrath of mine vain. enemies, and thy right hand shall save me. 21 Do not I hate them, O LORD, that

8 The LORD will perfect that which con- hate thee? and am not I grieved with those cerneth me: thy mercy, O Lord, endureth that rise up against thee? for ever: forsake not the works of thine 22 I hate them with perfect hatred : 1 own hands.

count them mine enemies. PSALM CXXXIX.

23 Search me, O God, and know my T To the chief Musician, A Psalm of heart : try me, and know my thouglts: David.

24 And see if there be any wicked way O LORD thou hast searched me and in me, and lead me in the way everlast


David prays for deliverance. PSALMS. His comfort in trouble is prayer. PSALM CXL.

7 Our bones are scattered at the grave's T Tothe chief Musician, A Psalm of David. mouth, as when one cutteth and cleaveth DEDANE ELIVER me, O LORD, from the evil wood upon the earth. man: preserve me from the violent

8 But mine eyes are unto thee, O GOD man ;

the Lord : in thee is my trust; leave not 2 Which imagine mischiefs in their my soul destitute. heart; continually are they gathered to 9 Keep me from the snare which they gether for war.

have laid for me, and the gins of the work3 They have sharpened their tongues ers of iniquity. like a serpent; adders' poison is under 10 Let the wicked fall into their own their lips. Selah.

nets, whilst that I withal escape. 4 Keep me, O LORD, from the hands of

PSALM CXLII. the wicked; preserve me from the violent T Maschil of David; A Prayer when he man; who have purposed to overthrow

was in the cave. my goings.


CRIED unto the LORD with my voice; 5 The proud have hid a snare for me, with my voice unto the LORD did I and cords ; they have spread a net by the make my supplication. way side ; they have set gins for me. 2 ) poured out my complaint before Selah.

him; I shewed before him my trouble. 6 I said unto the LORD, Thou art my 3 When my spirit was overwhelmed God : hear the voice of my supplications, within me, then thou knewest my path. O LORD.

In the way wherein I walked have they 70 God the Lord, the strength of my privily laid a snare for me. salvation, thou hast covered my head in 4 I looked on my right hand, and beheld, the day of battle.

but there was no man that would know me: 8 Grant not, O LORD, the desires of the refuge failed me; no man cared for my soul. wicked : further not his wicked device ; 5 I cried unto thee, O LORD: I said, lest they exalt themselves. . Selah. Thou art my refuge and my portion in the

9 As for the head of those that compass land of the living. me about, let the mischief of their own 6 Attend unto my cry; for I am brought lips cover them.

very low : deliver me from my persecu10 Let burning coals fall upon them; let tors; for they are stronger than 1. them be cast into the fire ; into deep pits, 7 Bring my soul out of prison, that I may that they rise not up again.

praise thy name: the righteous shall com11 Let not an evil speaker be establish-pass me about; for thou shalt deal bount: ed in the earth: evil shall hunt the violent fully with me. man to overthrow him.

PSALM CXLIII. 12 I know that the LORD will maintain

TA Psalın of David. the cause of the afflicted, and the right of H Н EAR my prayer, O LORD, give ear to the poor.

my supplications : in thy faithfulness 13 Surely the righteous shall give answer me, and in thy righteousness. thanks unto thy name : the upright shall 2 And enter not into judgment with thy dwell in thy presence.

servant: for in thy sight shall no man living PSALM CXLI.

be justified. | A Psalm of David.

3 For the enemy hath persecuted my ORD, I cry unto thee : make haste soul; he hath smitten my life down to the when I cry unto thee.

ness, as those that have been long dead. ? Let my prayer be set forth before thee 4 Therefore is my spirit overwhelmed as incense; and the lifting up of my bands within me; my heart within me is desolate. as the evening sacrifice.

5 I remember the days of old, I meditate 3 Set a watch, O LORD, before my on all thy works; I muse on the work of mouth ; keep the door of my lips. thy hands.

4 Incline not my heart to any evil thing, 6 I stretch forth my hands unto thee: to practise wicked works with men that my soul thirsteth after thee, as a thirsty work iniquity : and let me not eat of their land. Selah. dainties.

7 Hear me speedily, O LORD: my, spi. 5 Let the righteous smite me ; it shall rit faileth: hide not thy face from me, lest I be a kindness : and let him reprove me ; it be like unto them that go down into the pit. shall be an excellent oil, which shall not 8 Cause me to hear thy loving-kindness break my head: for yet my prayer also in the morning; for in thee do I trust: cause shall be in their calamities.

me to know the way wherein I should walk; 6 When their judges are overthrown in for I lift up my soul unto thee. stony places, they shall hear my words ; 9 Deliver me, O LORD, from mine enefor they are sweet.

mies: I flee unto thee to hide me.

David promises to praise God. PSALMS. God favours the righteous.

10 Teach me to do thy will; for thou praised ; ad his greatness is unsearchable. art my God: thy Spirit is good ; lead me 4 One generation shall praise thy works into the land of uprightness.

to another, and shall declare thy mighty 11 Quicken me, O Lord, for thy name's acts. sake : for thy righteousness' sake bring 5 I will speak of the glorious honour of my soul out of trouble.

thy majesty, and of thy wondrous works. 12 And of thy mercy cut off mine ene 6 And men shall speak of the might of mies, and destroy all them that afflict my thy terrible acts: and I will declare thy soul; for I ain thy servant.

greatness. PSALM CXLIV.

7 They shall abundantly utter the meTA Psalm of David.

mory of thy great goodness, and shall sing BLESS

LESSED be the Lord my strength, of thy righteousness.

which teacheth my hands to war, 8 The Lord is gracious, and full of comand my fingers to fight;

passion; slow to anger, and of great mercy. 2 My goodness, and my fortress; my 9 The Lord is good to all : and his tenhigh tower, and my deliverer; my shield, der mercies are over all his works. and he in whom I trust; who subdueth my 10 All thy works shall praise thee, O people under me.

LORD ; and thy saints shall bless thee. 3 LORD, what is man, that thou takest 11 They shall speak of the glory of thy knowledge of him! or the son of man, kingdom, and talk of thy power; that thou makest account of him !

12 To make known to the sons of men 4 Man is like to vanity: his days are as his mighty acts, and the glorious majesty a shadow that passeth away.

of his kingdom. 5 Bow thy heavens, O Lord, and come 13 Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdown: touch the mountains, and they shall dom, and thy dominion endureth throughsmoke.

out all generations. 6 Cast forth lightning, and scatter them: 14 The Lord upholdeth all that fall, shoot out thine arrows, and destroy them. and raiseth up all those that be bowed down.

7 Send thine hand from above; rid me, 15 The eyes of all wait upon thee : and and deliver me out of great waters, from thou givest them their meat in due season. the hand of strange children;

16 Thou openest thine hand, and satis. 8 Whose mouth speaketh vanity, and fiest the desire of every living thing; their right hand isa right band of falsehood. 17 The Lord is righteous in all his

9 I will sing a new song unto thee, Oways, and holy in all his works. God: upon a psaltery and an instrument 18 The Lord is nigh unto all them that of ten strings will I sing praises unto thee. call upon him, to all that call upon him in

10 It is he that giveth' salvation unto truth. kings: who delivereth David his servant 19 He will fulfil the desire of them that from the hurtful sword.

fear him: he also will hear their cry, and 11 Rid me, and deliver me from the will save them. hand of strange children, whose mouth 20 The Lord preserveth all them that speaketh vanity, and their right band is a love him: but all the wicked will he destroy, right hand of falsehood:

21. My mouth shalt speak the praise of 12 That our sons may be as plants grown the Lord: and let all flesh bless his holy up in their youth ; thai our daughters may name for ever and ever. be as corner-stones, polished after the si

PSALM CXLVI. militude of a palace: 13 That our garners may be full, afford. PRAISE ye the Lord. Praise the Lord,

O my soul. ing all manner of store; that our sheep 2 While I live will I praise the LORD: may bring forth thousands and ten thou- ! will sing praises unto my God while I sands in our streets :

have any being. 14 That our oxen may be strong to la 3 Put not your trust in princes, nor in bour; that there be no breaking in, nor go- the son of man, in whom there is no help. ing out; that there be no complaining in 4 His breath goeth forth, he returneth to our streets.

his earth; in that very day his thoughts 15 Happy is that people, that is in such perish. a case: yea, happy is that people, whose 5 Happy is he that hath the God of JaGod is the LORD.

cob for his help, whose bope is in the LORD PSALM CXLV.

his God: | David's Psalm of praise.

6 Which made heaven, and earth, the WILL extol thee, my God,o King; and sea, and all that therein is: which keepeth I will bless thy name forever and ever. truth for ever: 2 Every day will I bless thee; and 17 Which executeth judgment for the will praise thy name for ever and ever. oppressed: which giveth food to the hun,, 3 Great is the LORD, and greatly to belgry. The Lord looseth the prisoners:

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