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God's providence over Abraham, PSALMS.

and over the Israelites. for ever, the word which he commanded to ver and gold: and there was not one feeble a thousand generations.

person among their tribes, 9 Which covenant he made with Abra 38 Egypt was glad when they departham, and his oath unto Isaac;

ed: for the fear of them fell upon them. 10 And confirmed the same unto Jacob 39 He spread a cloud for a covering; for a law, and to Israel for an everlasting and fire to give light in the night. covenant :

40 The people asked, and he brought 11 Saying, Unto thee will I give the land quails, and satisfied them with the bread of Canaan, the lot of your inheritance: of heaven.

12 When they were but a few men in 41 He opened the rock, and the waters number; vea, very few, and strangers gushed out; they ran in the dry places like in it.

a river. 13 When they went from one uation to 42 For he remembered his holy promise, another, from one kingdom to another and Abraham his servant. people;

43 And he brought forth his people with 14 He suffered no man to do them wrong:Ijoy, and his chosen with gladness: yea, he reproved kings for their sakes; 44 And gave them the lands of the hea

15 Saying, Touch not mine anointed, then: and ihey inherited the labour of the and do my prophets no harm.

people; 16 Moreover he called for a famine up 45 That they might observe his statutes, on the land : he brake the whole staff of and keep bis laws. Praise ye the LORD. bread.

PSALM CVJ. 17 He sent a man before them, even Jo RAISE

ye the LORD.

O give thanks seph, who was sold for a servant:

unto the LORD; for he is good : for 18 Whose feet they hurt with fetters: his mercy endureth for ever. he was laid in iron,

2 Who can utter the mighty acts of the 19 Until the time that his word came : Lord? who can show forth all his praise ? the word of the LORD tried him.

3 Blessed are they that keep judgment, 20 The king sent and loosed him; even and he that doeth righteousness at all the ruler of the people, and let him go free. times.

21 Ile made him lord of his house, and 4 Remember me, O Lord, with the fa. ruler of all his substance :

vour that thou bearest unto thy people : 0 22 To bind his princes at his pleasure ; visit me with thy salvation ; and teach his senators wisdom.

5 That I may see the good of thy chosen, 23 Israel also came into Egypt; and that I may rejoice in the gladness of thy Jacob sojourned in the land of Ham. nation, that I may glory with thine inlie..

24 And he increased his people great-ritance. ly; and made them stronger than their 6 We have sinned with our fathers, we enemies.

have committed iniquity, we have done 25 He turned their heart to hate his wickedly. people, to deal subtilely with his servants. 7 Our fathers understood not thy won

26. He sent Moses his servant; and ders in Egypt; they remeinbered not the Aaron whom he had chosen.

multitude of thy mercies ; but provoked 27 They shewed his signs among them, him at the sea, even at the Red sea. and wonders in the land of Ham.

8 Nevertheless he saved them for his 28 He sent darkness, and made it dark; name's sake, that he might make his and they rebelled not against his word. mighty power to be known.

29 He turned their waters into blood, 9 He rebuked the Red sea also, and it and slew their fish.

was dried up : so he led them through the 30 Their land brought forth frogs in depths, as through the wilderness. abundance, in the chambers of their kings. 10 And he saved them from the hand of

31 He spake, and there came divers him that hated thein, and redeemed them sorts of fies, and lice in all their coasts. from the hand of the enemy.

32 He gave them hail for rain, an! 11 And the waters covered their ene. daming fire in their land.

mies: there was not one of them left. 33 He smote their vines also and their 12 Then believed they his words; they fig-trees; and brake the trees of their sang his praise. coasts.

13 They soon forgat his works, they 34 He spake, and the locusts came, and waited not for his counsel: caterpillars, and that without number, 14 But lusted exceedingly in the wil.

35 And did eat up all the herbs in their derness, and tempted God in the desert. land, anı! devoured the fruit of theirground. 15 And he gave them their request; but

36 He smote also all the first-born in sent leanness into their soul. their land, the chief of all their strength. 16 They envied Moses also in the camp, 37 He brought them forth also with sil- and Aaron the saint of the Lord.

ever.

The rebellion of the people, PSALMS.

and the anger of God. 17 The earth opened and swallowed up 42 Their enemies also oppressed them, Dathan, and covered the company of and they were brought into subjection Abiram.

under their hand. 18 And a fire was kindled in their com 43 Many times did he deliver them; pany; the flame burned up the wicked. but they provoked him with their counsel;

19 They made a calf in Horeb, and and were brought low for their iniquity. worshipped the molten image.

44 Nevertheless he regarded their af. 20 Thus they changed their glory into fiction, when he heard their cry: the similitude of an ox that eateth grass. 45 And he remembered for them bis

21 They forgat God their saviour, which covenant, and repented according to the had done great things in Egypt; multitude of his mercies.

22 Wondrous works in the land of Ham, 46 He made them also to be pitied of and terrible things by the Red sea.. all those that carried them captives.

23 Therefore he said that he would de 47 Save us, O LORD our God, and gastroy them, had not Moses his chosen stood ther u: from among the heathen, to give before him in the breach, to turn away his thanks unto thy holy name, and to triumph wrath, lest he should destroy them. in thy praise.

24 Yea, they despised the pleasant land, 48 Blessed be the LORD God of Israel they believed not his word:

froin everlasting to everlasting: and let all 25 But murmured in their tents, and the people say, Amen. Praise ye the LORD. hearkened not unto the voice of the LORD.

PSALM CVII. against them, to overthrow them inand O GIVE thanks unto the Lord, for he

is good : for his mercy endureth for 27 To overthrow their seed also among 2 Let the redeemed of the LORD say the nations, and to scatter them in the lands. so, whom he hath redeemed froin the

28 They joined themselves also unto hand of the enemy; Baal-peor, and ate the sacrifices of the 3 And gathered them out of the lands, dead.

from the east, and from the west, from the 29 Thus they provoked him to anger north, and from the south. with their inventions: and the plague 4 They wandered in the wilderness in brake in upon them.

a solitary way; they found no city to 30 Then stood up Phinehas, and ex- dwell in. ecuted judgment: and so the plague was 5 Hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted stayed.

in them. 31 And that was counted unto him for 6 Then they cried unto the Lord in righteousness unto all generations for their trouble, and he delivered them out

of their distresses. 32 They angered him also at the waters 7 And he led them forth hy the right way, of strife, so that it went ill with Moses for that they might go to a city of habitation. their sakes:

8 Oh that men would praise the LORD 33 Because they provoked his spirit, so for his goodness, and for his wonderful that he spake unadvisedly with his lips. works to the children of men !

34 They did not destroy the nations, 9 For he satisfieth the longing soul, and concerning whom the Lord commanded filleth the hungry soul with goodness. them:

10 Such as sit in darkness and in the 35 But were mingled among the heathen, shadow of death, being bound in allliction and learned their works.

and iron; 36 And they served their idols which 11 Because they rebelled against the were a snare unto them.

words of God, and contemned the counsel 37 Yea, they sacrificed their sons and of the Most High : their daughters unto devils,

12 Therefore he brought down their 33 And shed innocent blood, even the heart with labour; they fell down, and blood of their sons and of their daughters, there was none to help: whom they sacrificed unto the idols of Ca 13 Then they cried unto the Lord in naan: and the land was polluted with blood. their trouble, and he saved them out of

39 Thus were they defiled with their their distresses, own works, and went a whoring with 14 He brought them out of darkness their own inventions,

and the shadow of death, and brake their 40 Therefore was ihe wrath of the Lord bands in sunder. kindled against his people, insomuch that 15 Oh that men would praise the Lord he abhorred his own inheritance.

for his goodness, and for his wonderful 41 And he gave them into the hand of works to the children of men! the heathen; and they that hated them 16 For he hath broken the gates of ruled over them.

brass, and cut the bars of iron in Sunuer.

evermore.

David exhorts to praise God. PSALMS. David's confidence in God,

17 Fools, because of their transgression, jaffliction, and maketh himn families like a and because of their iniquities are afflicted. flock.

18 Their soul abhorreth all manner of 42 The righteous shall see it, and remeat; and they draw near to the gates of joice: and all iniquity shall stop hermouth. death.

43 Whoso is wise, and will observe 19 Then they cry unto the Lord in their these things, even they shall understand trouble, and he saveth them out of their the loving-kindness of the Lord. distresses.

PSALM CVUI. 20 He sent his word, and healed them, 1 A Song or Psalm of David. and delivered them from d'ein destrections. O God my heart is fixed in willing

for his goodness, and for his wonderful 2 Awake, psaltery and harp: I myself works to the children of men !

will awake early. 22 And let them sacrifice the sacrifices 3 I will praise thee, O Lord, among the of thanksgiving, and declare his works people : and I will sing praises unto thee. with rejoicing:

among the nations. 23 They that go down to the sea in 4 For thy mercy is great above the hea. ships, that do business in great waters ; vens : and thy truth reacheth unto the

24 These see the works of the LORD, clouds. and his wonders in the deep.

5 Be thou exalted, O God, above the 25 For he commandeth, and raiseth the heavens : and thy glory above all the stormy wind, which lifteth up the waves earth ; thereof.

6 That thy beloved may be delivered: 26 They mount up to the heaven, they save with thy right band, and answer me. go down again to the depths: their soul is 7 God hath spoken in his holiness; ! melted because of trouble.

will rejoice, I will divide Shechem, and 27 They reel to and fro, and stagger mete out the valley of Succoth. like a drunken man, and are at their wit's 8 Gilead is mine ; Manasseh is mine; end.

Ephraim also is the strength of mine head; 28 Then they cry unto the Lord in Judah is my lawgiver ;, their trouble, and he bringeth them out of 9 Moab is my washpot ; over Edom their distresses.

will I cast out my shoe ; over Philistia will 29 He maketh the storm a calm, so that I triumph. the waves thereof are still.

10 Who will bring me into the strong 30 Then are they glad because they be city? who will lead me into Edon? quiet; so he bringeth them unto their il Wilt not thou, O Gor., who hast cast desired haven.

us off? and wilt not thou, O God, go forth 31 Oh that men would praise the Lord with our hosts? for his goodness, and for his wonderful 12 Give us help from trouble : for vain works to the children of men !

is the help of man. 32 Let them exalt him also in the con 13 Through God we shall do valiantly: gregation of the people, and praise him for he it is that shall tread down our erein the assembly of the elders.

mies. 33 He turneth rivers into a wilderness,

PSALM CIX. and the water-springs into dry ground; T Tothe chief Musician, APsalm of David.

34 A fruitful land into barrenness, for the wickedness of them that dwell therein.

COLD not thy peace, O God of my Н”,

praise ; 35 He turneth the wilderness into a 2 For the mouth of the wicked and the standing water, and dry ground into water- mouth of the deceitful are opened against springs.

me: they have spoken against me with a 36° And there he maketh the hungry to lying tongue. dwell, that they may prepare a city for 3 They compassed me about also with habitation ;

words of hatred ; and fought against me 37 And sow the fields, and plant vine- without a cause. yards, which may yield fruits of increase. 4 For my love they are my adversaries:

38 He blesseth ihem also, so that they but I give myself unto prayer. are multiplied greatly; and suffereth not 5 And they have rewarded me evil for their cattle to decrease.

good, and hatred for my love. 39 Again, they are minished and brought!6 Set thou a wicked man over him: and low through oppression, affliction, and let Satan stand at his right hand. sorrow.

7 When he shall be judged, let bim be 40 He poureth conteinpt upon princes, condemned: and let Lis prayer become and causeth them to wander in the wilder- sin. ness, where there is no way.

6 Lei his days be few; and let another 41 Yet setteth be the poor on high from take his office.

David complains of his misery. PSALMS. The kingdom and passion of Christ. 9 Let his children be fatherless, and his

PSALM CX. wife a widow.

TA Psalm of David.

THE bonds, and heg: let them seek their breaa also out of their desolate places.

enemies thy footstool. 11 Let the extortioner catch all that he 2 The LORD shall send the rod of thy hath ; and let the stranger spoil his labour. strength out of Zion: rule thou in the midst

12 Let there be none to extend mercy of thine enemies. unto bim: neither let there be any to favour 3 Thy people shall be willing in the day his fatherless children.

of thy power, in the beauties of holiness 13 Let his posterity be cut off; and in from the womb of the morning : thou hast the generation following let their name be the dew of thy youth. blotted out.

4 The LORD hath sworn, and will not 14 Let the iniquity of his fathers be re- repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the membered with the LORD; and let not the order of Melchizedek. sin of his mother be blotted out.

5 The Lord at thy right hand shall strike 15 Let them be before the LORD con- through kings in the day of his wrath. tinually, that he may cut off the memory 6 He shall judge among the heathen, he of them from the earth.

shall fill the places with the dead bodies: he 16 Because that he remembered not to shall wound the heads over many countries. shew mercy, but persecuted the poor and 7 He shall drink of the brook in the way : needy man, that he might even slay the therefore shall be lift up the head. broken in heart.

PSALM CXI. 17 As he loved cussing, so let it come RAISE

ye the LORD. I will praise the unto him: as he delighted not in blessing, LORD with my whole heart, in the so let it be far from him.

assembly of the upright, and in the con18 As he clothed himself with cursing gregation. jike as with his garinent, so let it come 2 The works of the LORD are great, into his bowels like water, and like oil sought out of all them that have pleasure into his bones.

therein. 19 Let it be unto him as the garment 3 His work is honourable and glorious : which covereth him, and for a girdle and his righteousness endureth for ever. wherewith he is girded continually: 4 He hath made his wonderful we to

20 Let this be the reward of mine ad- be remembered: the Lord is gracious and versaries from the Lord, and of them that full of compassion. speak evil against my soul.

5 He hath given meat unto them that 21 But do thou for me, O Gov the Lord, fear him: he will ever be mindful of his for thy name's sake: because thy mercy is covenant. good, deliver thou me.

6 He hath shewed his people the power 22 For I am poor and needy, and my of his works, that he may give them the Leart is wounded within me.

heritage of the heathen. 23 I am gone like the shadow when it 7 The works of his hands are verity and declineth: I am tossed up and down as judgment; all his co:nmandments are sure. the locust.

8 They stand fast for ever and ever, 24 My knees are weak through fasting; and are done in truth and uprightness. and my flesh faileth of fatness.

9 He sent redemption unto his people : 25 I became also a reproach unto them: he hath commanded his covenant for ever: when they looked upon me they shaked holy and reverend is his name. their heads.

io The fear of the LORD is the begin26 Help me, O Lord my God: 0 save ning of wisdom: a good understanding me according to thy mercy:

have all they that do his commandinents: 27 That they may know that this is thy his praise endureth for ever. hand ; that thou, LORD, hast done it.

PSALM CXII. they arise, let them but let

28 Liebhean course, but bless thou when PRAISE ze the LORDe Blessed as the thy servant rejoice.

lighteth greatly in his commandments. 29 Let mine adversaries be clothed with 2 His seed shall be mighty upon earth: shame, and let them cover themselves with the generation of the upright shall be their own confusion, as with a mantle. blessed.

30 I will greatly praise the Lord with 3 Wealth and riches shall be in his house: my mouth; yea, I will praise him among and his righteousness endureth for ever. the multitude.

4 'Unto the upright there ariseth light in 31 For he shall stand at the right hand the darkness: he is gracious, and full of of the poor, to save him from those that compassion, and righteous. condemn his soul.

1 *5 A good man sheweth favour, and lend.

An exhortation to praise God. PSALMS. Thankfulness for former mercies. eth: he will guide his affairs with discre 3 But our God is in the heavens; he tion.

hath done whatsoever be pleased. 6 Surely he shall not be moved for ever: 4 Their idols are silver and gold, the the righteous shall be in everlasting re- work of men's hands. membrance.

5 They have mouths, but they speak 7 He shall not be afraid of evil tidings : not: eyes have they, but they see not: his heart is fixed, trusting in the Lord. 6 They have ears, but they hear not:

8 His heart is established, he shall not noses have they, but they smell not: be afraid, until he see his desire upon his 7 They have hands, but they handle not: enemies.

feet have they, but they walk not: neither 9 He hath dispersed, he hath given to speak they through their throat. the poor; his righteousness endureth for 8 They that make them are like unto ever; his horn shall be exalted with honour. them; so is every one that trusteth in them,

10 The wicked shall see it, and be 9 0 Israel, trust thou in the LORD: he is grieved, he shall gnash with his teeth, and their help and their shield. melt away: the desire of the wicked shall 10.0 house of Aaron, trust in the LORD: perish.

he is their help and their shield. PSALM CXIII.

11 Ye that fear the LORD, trust in the PRAISE ye the Lord.orPraise oye LORD he is their help and their shield.

of LORDpraise the name 12 The Lord hath been noindful of us : of the Lord.

he will bless us; he will bless the house 2 Blessed be the name of the LORD of Israel; he will bless the house of Aaron. from this time forth and for evermore. 13 He will bless them that fear the

3 From the rising of the sun unto the LORD, both small and great. going down of the same the Lord's name 14 The Lord shall increase you more is to he praised.

and more, you and your children. 4. The Lord is high above all nations, 15 Ye are blessed of the LORD which and his glory above the heavens.

made heaven and earth. 5 Who is like unto the LORD our God, 16 The heaven, even the heavens, are who dwelleth on high,

the Lord's: but the earth hath he given to 6 Who humbleth himself to behold the the children of men. things that are in heaven, and in the earth? 17 The dead praise not the LORD, rei

7 He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, ther any that go down into silence. and lifteth ihe needy out of the dunghill; 18 But we will bless the LORD from this

8 That he may set him with princes, time forth and for evermore. Praise the even with the princes of his people. 9 He maketh the barren woman to keep

PSALM CXVI. dren. ye the

my voice and my supplications. PSALM CXIV.

2 Because he hath inclined his earunto HEN Israel went out of Egypt, the me, therefore will I call upon him as long

house of Jacob from a people of as I live. strange language;

3 The sorrows of death compassed me, 2 Judah was his sanctuary, and Israel and the pains of hell gat hold upon me: bis dominion.

I found trouble and sorrow'. 3 The sea saw it, and fled: Jordan was 4 Then called I upon the name of the driven back.

LORD; O LORD, I beseech thee, deliver 4 The mountains skipped like rams, and my soul. the little hills like lambs.

5 Gracious is the LORD, and righteous; 5 What ailed thee, thou sea, that thou yea, our God is merciful. fleddest? thou Jordan, that thou wast driven 6 The Lord preserveth the simple: I back?

was brought low, and he helped me. 6 Ye mountains, that ye skipped like 7 Return unto thy rest, Oʻmy soul; for rains; and ye little hills, like lambs? the LORD hath dealt bountifully with thee.

7 Tremble, thou earth, at the presence 8 For thou hast delivered my soul from of the Lorn, at the presence ot the God of death. mine eyes from tears, and my feet Jacob;

from falling. 8 Which turned the rock into a standing 9 I will walk before the LORD in the water, the flint into a fountain of waters. land of the living. PSALM CXV.

10 I believed, therefore have I spoken: Nounontony's name give glory, furthy JOT unto us, O Lord, not unto us, but I was greatly afflicted :

11 I said in my haste, All men are mercy, and for thy truth's sake.

liars. 2 Wherefore should the leathen say, 12 What shall I render unto the LORD Where is now their God?

for all his benefits toward me?

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