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The mighty power and

PSALMS.

wonderful providence of God. 18 To such as keep his covenant, and 19 He appointeth the moon for seasons: to those that remember his commandments the sun knoweth his going down. to do them.

20 Thou makest darkness, and it is 19 The Lord bath prepared his throne night: wherein all the beasts of the forest in the heavens; and his kingdom ruleth do creep forth. over all.

21 The young lions roar after their prey, 20 Bless the Lord, ye his angels, that and seek their meat from God. excel in strength, that do his command 22 The sun ariseth, they gather themments, hearkening unto the voice of his selves together, and lay them down in word.

their dens. 21 Bless ye the LORD, all ye

his hosts; 23 Man goeth forth to his work and to ye ministers of his, that do his pleasure. This labour until the evening.

22 Bless the Lord, all bis works in all 24 O LORD, how manifold are thy works! places of his dominion: bless the LORD, in wisdom hast thou made them ail: the O my soul.

earth is full of thy riches. PSALM CIV.

25 So is this great and wide sea, whereLESS the LORD, O my soul. O LORD in are things creeping innumerable, both art clothed with honour and majesty: 26 There go the ships : there is that

2 Who coverest thyself with light as leviathan, whom thou hast made to play with a garment: who stretchest out the therein. heavens like a curtain :

27 These wait all upon thee; that thou 3 Who layeth the beams of his cham- mayest give them their meat in due season. bers in the waters: who maketh the clouds Ž8 That thou givest them, they gather: his chariot: who walketh upon the wings thou openest thine hand, they are filled of the wind:

with good. 4 Who maketh his angels spirits; his 29 Thou hidest thy face, they are trouministers a flaming fire:

hied: thou takest away their breath, they 5 Who laid the foundations of the earth, I die, and return to their dust. that it should not be removed for ever. 30 Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they

6 Thou coveredst it with the deep as are created : and thou renewest the face with a garment: the waters stood above of the earth. the mountains.

31 The glory of the Lord shall endure 7 At thy rebuke they fled; at the voice for ever: the LORD shall rejoice in his of thy thunder they hasted away: works,

8 They go up by the mountains; they 32 He looketh on the earth, and it tremgo down by the valleys unto the place bleth: he toucheth the bills, and they which thou hast founded for them. smoke.

9 Thou hast set a bound that they may 33 I will sing unto the Lord as long as not pass over; that they turn not again to I live: I will sing praise unto my God cover the earth.

wbile I have my being: 10 He sendeth the springs into the val 34 My meditation of him shall be sweet: leys, which run among the hills. I will be glad in the LORD.

11 They give drink to every beast of the 35 Let the sinners be consumed out of Leld: the wild asses quench their thirst. the earth, and let the wicked be no more.

12 By them shall the fowls of the hea. Bless thou the Lord, O my soul. Praise ven have their habitation, which sing ye the Lord. among the branches.

PSALM CV. 13 lie watereth the hills from his chambers: the earth is satisfied with the ham:O GIVE, thanks unto the Lord; ca!

upon his name: make known his of thy works.

deeds among the people. 14 He causeth the grass to grow for the 2 Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him cattle, and herb for the service of man: talk ye of all his wondrous works. that he may bring forth food out of the earth: 3 Glory ye in his holy name: let the

15 And wine that maketh glad the heartIt:eart of them rejoice that seek the Lord. of man, and oil to make his face to shine, 4 Seek the Lord, and his strength: and bread which strengtheneth man's seek his face evermore. heart.

5 Remember his marvellous works that 16 The trees of the Lord are full of he hath done ; bis wonders, and the judgsap; the cedars of Lebanon, which he ments of his mouth ; hath planted;

6 () ye seed of Abraham his servant, 17 Where the birds make their nests : ye children of Jacob bis chosen as for the stork, the fir-trees are her house. 7 He is the LORD our God: bis judg

18 The high hills are a refuge for the ments are in all the carth. wild goats; and the rocks for the conies. 3 lle hath remembered his covenant

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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 departe ham, 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, L'nto 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; yea, very few, and strangers gushed out; they ran in the dry places like in it.

a river. 13 When they went from one nation 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 todothem wrong: joy, and his chosen with gladness: yea, he reproved kings for their sakes; 44 And gave them the lands of the bea

15 Saying, Touch not mine anointed, then: and ibey 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.

PSALẠI CVI. 17. We sent a man before them, even Jo- PRAISE ve the LORD theo give thanks

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 shew 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 faruler 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 remembered 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 sared 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, ani! 11 And the waters covered their ene. iaming 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 af20 Thus they changed their glory into fiction, when he heard their cry: the similitude of an that eateth grass.

45 And he remembered for them his 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 us 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 thein in and O GIVE thanks unto the Lord, for he

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 scatterthem 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 affliction 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 the 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 bis 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.

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God shows the

EZEKIEL.

justice of his ways. will I require at the watchman's hand. in the fifth day of the month, that one that

7 | So ihou, O son of man, I have set had escaped out of Jerusalem came unto thee a watchman unto the house of Israel; me saying, The city is smitten. therefore thou shalt hear the word at my

22 Now the hand of the LORD was upon mouth, and warn them from me. me in the evening, afore he that was es

8 When I say unto the wicked, O wicked caped came; and had opened my mouth, man, thou shalt surely die ; is thou dost not until he came to me in the morning; and my speak to warn the wicked from his way, mouth was opened, and I was no more dumb. that wicked man shall die in his iniquity; 23 Then the word of the LORD came but his blood will I require at thine hand. unto me, saying,

9 Nevertheless, if thou warn the wicked 24 Son of man, they that inbabit those of his way to turn from it; if he do not turn wastes of the land of Israel speak, saying, from his way, he shall die in his iniquity; Abraham was one, and he inherited the but thou hast delivered thy soul. land: but we are many; the land is given

10 T Therefore, Othou son of man, us for inheritance. speak unto the house of Israel; Thus ye 25 Wherefore say unto them, Thus saith speak, saying, If our transgressions and the Lord God; Ye eat with the blood, and our sins be upon us, and we pine away in lift up your eyes toward your idols, and them, how should we then live? shed blood: and shall ye possess the land ? 11 Say unto them, As I live, saith the

26. Ye stand upon your sword, ye work Lord God, I have no pleasure in the death abomination, and ye defile every one his of the wicked; but that the wicked turn neighbour's wife: and shall ye possess the from bis way and live : turn ye, turn ye land? from your evil ways; for why will ye die, 27 Say thou thus unto them, Thus saith O house of Israel?

the Lord God; As I live, surely they that 12 Therefore, thou son of man, say unto are in the wastes shall fall by the sword, the children of thy people, The righteous- and him that is in the open field will I give ness of the righteous shall not deliver him to the beasts to be devoured, and they that in the day of his transgression: as for the be in the forts and in the caves shall die of wickedness of the wicked, he shall not fall the pestilence. thereby in the day that he turneth from his 28 For I will lay the land most desolate, wickedness; neither shall the righteous be and the pomp of her strength shall cease; able to live for his righteousness in the day and the mountains of Israel shall be deso that he sinneth.

late, that none shall pass through. 13 When I shall say to the righteous, 29 Then shall they know that I am the that he shall surely live; if he trust to his Lord, when I have laid the land most own righteousness, and commit iniquity, desolate because of all their abominations all his righteousnesses shall not be remem- which they have committed. bered; but for his iniquity that he hath 30 T Also, thou son of man, the children committed, he shall die for it.

of thy people still are talking against thee 14 Again, when I say unto the wicked, by the walls and in the doors of the houses, Thou shalt surely die ; if he turn from his and speak one to another, every one to his sin, and do that which is lawful and right; brother, saying, Come, I pray you, and

15 If the wicked restore the pledge, give hear what is the word that cometh forth again that he had robbed, walk in the sta- from the LORD. tutes of life, without committing iniquity; 31 And they come unto thee as the peohe shall surely live, he shall not die. ple cometh, and they sit before thee as my

16 None of his sins that he hath com- people, and they hear thy words, but they mitted shall be mentioned unto him : he will not do them: for with their mouth hath done that which is lawful and right; they shew much love, but their heart goeth be shall surely live.

afier their covetousness. 17 1 Yet the children of thy people say, 32 And lo, thou art unto them as a very The way of the Lord is not equal: but as lovely song of one that hath a pleasant for them, their way is not equal. voice, and can play well on an instrument:

18 When the righteous turneth from his for they hear thy words, but they do them righteousness, and committeth iniquity, he aot. shall even die thereby.

33 And when this cometh to pass, (lo, 19 But if the wicked turn from his wick- it will come,) then shall they know that a edness, and do that which is lawful and prophet hath been among them. right, he shall live thereby.

CHAP. XXXIV.

ND not equal. house of Israel

me, judge you every one after his ways. 2 Son of man, prophesy against the

21 | And it came to pass in the twelfth shepherds of Israel, prophesy, and say unto year of our captivity, in the tenth month, them, Thus saith the Lord God unto the

mequeat ye say. These ay of the LORD A Nde the word of the Lord came unto

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Asaph's complaint for the church. PSALMS. The negligence of Judges reproved.

13 So we thy people and sheep of thy 2 Take a psalm, and bring hither the pasture will give thee thanks for ever: we timbrel, the pleasantharp with the psaltery. will shew forth thy praise to allgenerations. 3 Blow up the trumpet in the new moon, PSALM LXXX.

in the time appointed, on our solcmn feast7 To the chief Musician upon Shoshannim-day.

eduth, A Psalm of Asaph. 4 For this was a statute for Israel, and Ghetene desthepokeph Oiklera ellery LIVE ear, 'O Shepherd of Israel, thou a law of the God of Jacob.

5 This he ordained in Joseph for a testhou that dwellest between the cherubims, timony, when he went out through the shine forth.

land of Egypt: where I heard a language 2 Before Ephraim and Benjamin and that I understood not. Manasseh stir up thy strength, and come 6 I removed his shoulder from the hur and save us,

den: his hands were delivered from the pots. 3 Turn us again, O God, and cause thy 7 Thou calledst in trouble, and I deli. face to shine ; and we shall be saved. vered thee ; I answered thee in the secret

4 O LORD God of hosts, how long wilt place of thunder: 1 proved thee at the thou be angry against the prayer of thy waters of Meribah. Selah.

8 Flear, O my people, and I will testify 5 Thou feedest them with the bread of unto thee: 0 Israel, if thou wilt hearken tears; and givest them tears to drink in unto me; great measure.

9 There shall no strange god be in thee; 6 Thou makest us a strife unto our neigh- peither shalt thou worship any strange god. bours: and our enemies laugh among 10 I am the Lord thy God which themselves.

brought thee out of the land of Egypt: 7 Turnus again, O Godofhosts, and cause open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it. thy face to shine ; and we shall be saved. 11 But my people would not hearken to

8 Thou hast brought arine out of Egypt: my voice; and Israel would none of me. Hou hast cast out the heathen and plant 12 So I gave them up unto their own ed it.

hearts' lust: and they walked in their own 9 Thou preparedst room before it, and counsels. didst cause it to take deep root, and it 13 Oh that my people had hearkened unto blled the land.

me, and Israel had walked in my ways! 10 The hills were covered with the 14 I should soon have subdued their shadow of it, and the boughs thereof were enemies, and turned my band against their like the goodly cedars.

adversaries. 11 She sent out her boughs unto the sea, 15 The haters of the LORD should have and her branches unto the river.

submitted themselves unto himn : but their 12 Why hast thou then broken down time should bare endured for ever. her hedges, so that all they whicti pass by 16 He should have fed them also with the way do pluck her?

the finest of the wheat: and with honey 13 The boar out of the wood doth waste out of the rock should I have satisfied thati. it, and the wild beast of the field doth de

PSALM LXXXII.

TA Psalm of Asaph.. 14 Return, we beseech thee, O Gode G mighty; he judgeth among the good

ODstandeth in the congregation of the hosts : louk down from heaven, and behold, and visit this viue ;

2 How long will ye judge unjustly, and 15 And the vineyard which thy right accept the persons of the wicked ? Selah. band hath planted, and the branch that 3 Defend the poor and fatherless : do thou madest strong for thyself.

justice to the afflicted and needy. 16 It is burnt with fire, it is cut down: 4 Deliver the poor and needy : rid their they perish, at the rebuke of thy counte- out of the hand of the wicked. nance.

5 They know not, neither will they un 17 Let thy hand be upon the man of derstand: they walk on in darkness': all thy right band, upon the son of man whom the foundations of the earth are out of course thou inadest strong for thyself.

6 I have said, Ye are gods; and all at 18 So will ure not go back from thee: you are children of the Most High. quicken us, and we will call upon thy name. 7 But ye siiall die like men, and fall

19 Turn us again, O LORD God of hosts, like one of the princes. cause thy face to shine; and we shall be 8 Arise, O God, judge the earth: for saved.

thou sisalt inberit all nations.
PSALM LXXXI.

PSALM LXXXIII.
To the chief Musician upon Gittith, A | A Song or Psalm of Asaph.

EEP not thou silence, :
a joyful noise unto the God of Jacob. 8 For lo, thine enemies make a tumult:

vour it.

SING

ING aloudwatotod our strength: make Kance by place, ale e not stin, O God.

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