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David Aeeth to God for succour. PSALMS. The church's profession of integrity

7'All that hate me whisper together against me :; 2 Hor thou didst drive out the heathen with against me do they devise my hurt.

thy hand, and plantedst them; how thou didst 8 An cvil disease, say they, cleaveth fast unto afflict the people, and cast them out. him: and now that he lieth he shall rise up no more. 3 For they got not the land in possession by

9 Yea, mine own familiar friend, in wliom I their owu sword, neither did their own arm save trusted, which did eat of my bread, hath listed them: but thy right hand, and thine arm, and up his heel against me.

the light of thy countenance, because thou hadst jo But thou, O LORD, be merciful unto me, and a favour unto them. raise me up, that I may requite theni.

| 4 Thou art iny King, O God: command deli11 By this I know that thou favourest me, be- verances for Jacob. cause mine enemy doth not triumph over me. 5 Through thee will we push down our ene

12 And as for ine, thou upholdest me in mine mies: through thy name will we tread thein integrity, and settest me before thy face for ever. under that rise up against us.

13 Blessed be the LORD God of Israel from ever- 6 For I will not trust in my bow, neither shall lasting, and to everlasting. Amen, and Amen. ny sword save ine. PSALM XLII.

| 7 But thou hast saved us from our enemies, and David's zeal to serve God.

hast put them to shame that hated us. 8 To the chief Musician, Maschil, for the sons 8 In God we boast all the day long, and praise of Korah.

thy name for ever. Selah. AS the hart ranteth after the water-brooks, so 9 But thou hast cast off, and put us to shame; 11 panteth my soul after thee, O God. land goest not forth with our armies.

2 My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: 10 Thou makest us to turn back from the enewhen shall I come and appear before God ? my: and they which hate us spoil for themselves.

3 My tears have been my meat day and night, 11 Thou hast given us like sheep appointed for while they continually say unto ine, Where is meat; and hast scattered us among the heathen. thy God?

| 19 Thou sellest thy people for nought, and dost 4 When I remember these things, I pour out my not increase thy wealth by their price. soul in me: for I had gone with the multitude, 1 13 Thou makest us a reproach to our neighwent with them to the house of God, with the bours, a scorn and a derision to them that are voice of joy and praise, with a multitude that round about us. kept holy-day.

14 Thou makest is a by-word among the hea5 Why art thou cast down, O my soul ? and why then, a shaking of the head among the people. art thou disquieted in me 1 hope thou in God: 15 My confusion is continually before me, and for I shall yet praise him for the help of his the shame of my face hath covered me, countenance.

| 16 For the voice of him that reproacheth and blag6 O my God, my soul is cast down within me: phemeth; by reason of the enemy and avenger. therefore will I remember thee from the land of 17 All this is come upon us; yet have we not Jordan,and of thellermonites, from the hill Mizar. forgotten thee, neither have we dealt falsely in

7 Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy thy covenant. water-spouts: all thy waves and thy billows are 18 Our heart is not turned back, neither have gone over me.

our steps declined from thy way; 8 Yet the LORD will command his loving-kindness 19 Though thou hast sore broken ns in the place in the day-time, and in the night his song shall be of dragons, and covered us with the shadow of with me, and my prayer unto the God of my life. death.

9 I will say unto God iny rock, Why hast thou 20 If we have forgotten the name of our God, forgotten me? wliy go I mourning because of the or stretched out our hands to a strange god : oppression of the enemy?

| 21 Shall not God search this out ? for he know10 As with a sword in my bones, mine enemics eth the secrets of the heart. reproach me; while they say daily unto me, 22 Yea, for thy sake are we killed all the day Where is thy God?

long; we are counted as sheep for the slaughter. 11 Why art thou cast down, O my soul ? and 23 Awake, why sleepest thou, O LORD? arise, why art thou disquieted within me? hope thou cast us not off for ever. in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the 24 Wherefore hidest thou thy face, and forgettest health of my countenance, and my God. our affliction and our oppression ? PSALM XLIII.

| 25 For our soul is bowed down to the dust : Our David's prayer and promise.

belly cleaveth unto the earth. CUDGE me, O God, and plead my cause 26 Arise Tor our help, and redeem us for thy J against an ungodly nation : O deliver nie mercies' sake. from the deceitful and unjust man.

PSALM XLV. 2 For thou art the God of my strength: why! The majesty of Christ's kingdom. dost thou cast me off? why go I mourning be- To the chief' Musician upon Shoshanniin, for cause of the oppression of the enemy?

1 the sons of Korah, Maschil, A Song of loves. 3 O send out thy light and thy truth: let them N Y heart is indiling a good matter : I speak lead me; let them bring me unto thy holy hill, IV of the things which I have made touching and to thy tabernacles.

the King: my tongue is the pen of a ready writer. 4 Then will I go unto the altar of God, unto 2 Thou art fairer than the children of men : God my exceeding joy: yea, upon the harp will! grace is poured into thy lips: therefore God hath I praise thee, O God my God.

blessed thee for ever. 5 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? andl 3 Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, Om why art thou disquieted within me ? hope in God: with thy glory and thy majesty. for I shall yet praise him, who is the health or 4 And in thy majesty ride prosperously because of my counienance, and my God.

of truth and meekness and righteousness; and PSALM XLIV.

thy right hand shall teach thee terrible things. The church's complaint to God. . 5 Thine arrows are sharp in the heart of the 1 To the chief Musician for the sons of Korah, King's enemies; whereby the people fall under Maschil.

thee. IVE have heard with our ears, O God, our 6 Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the V fathers have told us, what work thou didst sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre. in their days, in the lines of old.

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The duty and benefits of the church. PSALMS.

The ornaments of the church ness: therefore God, thy God, hath anointed theel 9 The princes of the people are gathered togewith the oil of gladness above thy fellows. ther, even the people of the God of Abraham :

8 All thy garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, for the shields of the earth belong unto God: he and cassia, out of the ivory palaces, whereby is greatly exalted. they have made thee glad.

PSALM XLVIII. 9 Kings' daughters were among thy honourable

Zion's beauty described. women : upon thy right hand did stand the queen A Song and Psalm for the sons of Korah. in gold of Ophir.

WREAT is the LORD, and greatly to be praised 10 Hearken, O danghter, and consider, and in in the city of our God, in the mountain of cline thiue ear; forget also thine own people, his holiness. and thy father's house ;

1 2 Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole Il So shall the King greatly desire thy beauty : earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, for he is thy lord; and worship thou him

the city of the great King. 12 And the daughter of Tyre shall be there with 3 God is known in her palaces for a refuge. a gift; even the rich among the people shall en- 4 For Jo, the kings were assembled, they passed treat thy favour.

by together. 13 The King's daughter is all glorious within : 5 They saw it, and so they marvelled; they her clothing is of wrought gold.

were troubled, and hasted away. 14 She shall be brought unto the King in rai- 6 Fear touk hold upon them there, and pain, as mentor needlework; the virgins her companions of a woman in travail. that follow her shall be brought unto thec. 17 Thou breakest the ships of Tarshish with an

15 With gladness and rejoicing shall they be east wind. brought: they shall enter into the Ring's palace. 8 As we have heard, so have we seen in the city

16 Instead of thy fathers shall be thy children, of the LORD of hosts, in the city of our God : whom thou mayest make princes in all the carth. God will establish it for ever. Selah.

17 I will make thy name to be remembered in 9 We have thought of thy loving-kindness, O all generations: therefore shall the people praise God, in the mids: of thy temple. thee for ever and ever.

10 According to thy name, O God, so is thy PSALM XLVI.

praise unto the ends of the earth : thy right hand The church's confidence in God. is full of righteousness. To the chief Musician for the sons of Korah, 11 Let mount Zion rejoice, let the daughters of A Song upon Alamoth.

Judah be glad, because of thy judgments.

very present) 12 Walk about Zion, and go round about her: U help in trouble.

2 Therefore will not we fear, though the earth 13 Mark ye well her bulwarks, consider her be removed, and though the mountains be car-palaces; that ye may tell it to the generation ried into the midst of the sea;

following: 3 Though the waters thereof roar and be trou- 14 For this God is our God for ever and ever! bled, though the mountains shake with the swell- he will be our guide eden unto death. ing thereof. Selah.

PSALM XLIX. 4 There is a river, the streams whereof shall] The vanity of worldly prosperity. make glad the city of God, the holy place of the ri To the chief Musician, A Psalm for the sons of tabernacles of the Most Iligh.

Korah. 5 God is in the midst of lier; she shall not be TEAR this, all ye people; give ear, all ye in. inoved: God shall help her, and that right early. 11 habitants of the world:

6 The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved: 2 Both low and high, rich and poor, together. he uttered his voice, the earth melted.

! 3 My mouth shall speak of wisdom; and the 7 The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of meditation of my heart shall be of understanding. Jacob is our refuge. Selah.

4 I will incline mine ear to a parable: I will 8 Come, behold the works of the LORD, what open my dark saying upon the harp. desolations he hath made in the earth.

5 Wherefore should I fear in the days of evil, 9 He makoth wars to cease unto the end of the when the iniquity of my heels shall compass me earth; he breaketh the bow, and cutteth the about ? epear in sunder; he burne in the chariot in the fire. 6 They that trust in their wealth, and boast

10 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be themselves in the multitude of their riches; exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in 7 None of them can by any means redeem his the earth.

brother, nor give to God a ransom for him: 11 The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of 8 (For the redemption of their soul is precious, Jacob is our refuge. Selah.

and it ceaseth for ever :) PSALM XLVII.

9 That he should still live for ever, and not The nations exhorted to praise God. see corruption. 11 To the chief Musician, A Psalm for the sons of 10 For he seeth that wise men die, likewise the Koral.

fool and the brutish person perish, and leave n CLAP your hands, all ye people, shout unto their wealth to others. U God with the voice of triumph.

| 11 Their inward thought is, that their houses 2 For the LORD Most High is terrible; ke is a shall continue for ever, and their dwelling-places great King over all the earth.

to all generations; they call their lands after their 3 He shall subdue the people under us, and the own names. nations under our feet.

12 Nevertheless man being in honour abideth 4 lle shall choose our inheritance for us, the not: he is like the beasts that perish. excellency of Jacob whom he loved. Selah. 13 This their way is their folly : yet their pos

5 God is gone up with a shout, the LORD with terity approve their sayings. Selah. the sound of a trumpet.

14 Like sheep they are laid in the grave; death 6 Sing praises to God, sing praises : sing praises shall feed on ihem; and the upright shall have unto our King, sing praises.

dominion over them in the morning; and their 7 For God is the King of all the earth: sing beauty shall consume in the grave from their ye praises with understanding.

Idwelling. A God reigneth over the heathen: God sitteth 15 But God will redeem my soul from the power upon the throne of his holiuess.

of the grave: for he shall receive me. Selah.

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God's pleasure in sincere obedience PSALMS. David prayeth for sanctifcation

16 Be not thou afraid when one is made rich, 2 Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity, and when the glory of his house is increased; cleanse me from my sin.

17 For when he dieth he shall carry nothing) 3 For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my away: his glory shall not descend after him sin is ever before me.

18 Though while he lived he blessed his soul, 4 Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and (and men will praise thee, when thou doest well done this evil in thy sight : that thou mightest to thyself,)

be justified when thou speakest, and be clear 19 He shall go to the generation of his fathers; when thou judgest. they shall never see light.

| 5 Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin 20 Man that is in honour, and understandeth did my mother conceive me. not, is like the beasts that perish.

6 Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward PSALM L.

parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make God's majesty in the church,

me to know wisdom. 1A Psalm on Asaph.

7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: THE mighty God, even the Lord, hath spoken, wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

1 and called the earth from the rising of the 8 Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the sun unto the going down thereof.

bones which thou hast broken may rejoice. 2 Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God 9 Hide thy face froin my sins, and blot out all hath shined.

. mine iniquities, 3 Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence: 10 Create in me a clean heart. O God; and rea fire shall devour before him, and it shall be very new a right spirit within me. tempestuous round about him.

| 11 Cast ine not away froin thy presence ; and 4 11e shall call to the heavens from above, and take not thy Holy Spirit from me. to the earth, that he may judge his people. | 12 Restore unto me the joy or thy salvation ; .5 Gather my saints together unto me; those and uphold me with thy free Spirit. that have made a covenant with me by sacri- 13 Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; fice.

and sinners shall be converted unto thee. 6 And the heavens shall declare his righteous-) 14 Deliver me from blood-guistiness, O God, ness : for God is judge himself. Selah.

thou God of my salvation: and my tongue shall 7 Hear, O my people, and I will speak; 0 [sra sing aloud of thy righteousness. and I will testify against thee: I am God, eden 15 0 LORD, open thou my lips, and my mouth chy God.

shall shew forth thy praise. 8 I will not reprove thee for thy sacrifices or 16 For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I thy burnt-offerings, to have been continually be- give it: thou delightest not in burnt-offering. fore me.

17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a 9 I will take no bullock out of thy house, nor broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt he-goats out of thy folds.

not despisc. 10 For every beast of the forest is mine, and the 18 Do good in thy good pleasure unto Zion : cattle upon a thousand hills,

build thou the walls of Jerusalem. 11 I know all the fowls of the mountains; and 19 Then shalt thou be pleased with the sacrithe wild beasts of the field are mine. . fices of righteousness, with burnt-offering and

12 If I were hungry, I would not tell thee: for whole burnt-offering : then shall they offer bulthe world is mine, and the fulness thereof. [locks upon thine altar. 13 Will I eat the flesh of bulls, or drink the blood

PSALM LII. of goats?

The malice of Doeg reproved. 14 Offer unto God thanksgis

y To the chief Musician, Maschil, A Psalm of vows unto the Most High:

David, when Doeg the Edomite came and told 15 And call upon me in the day of trouble: I Saul, and said unto him, David is come to the will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me. house of Abimelech.

16 But unto the wicked God saith, What hast THY boastest thou thyself in mischief, O thou to do 10 declare my statutes, or that thou mighty man? the goodness of God endureth shouldest take my covenant in thy mouth? continually.

17 Seeing thou hatest instruction, and castest 2 Thy tongue deviseth mischiefs ; like a sharp my words behind thee.

razor, working deceitfully. 18 When thou sawest a thief, then thou con- 3 Thou lovest evil more than good; and lying sentedst with him, and hast been partaker with rather than to speak righteousness. Selah. adulterers.

4 Thou lovest all devouring words, O thou de19 Thou givest thv mouth to evil, and thy ceitful tongue. tongue frameth deceit

| 5 God shall likewise destroy thee for ever, he 20 Thou sittest and speakest against thy bro-shall take thee away, and pluck thee out of thy ther; thou slanderest thine own mother's son. dwelling place, and root thee out of the land of

21 These things hast thou done, and I kept the living. Selah. silence; thou thoughtest that I was altogether 6 The rigliteous also shall see, and fear, and such a one as thyself: but I will reprove thee, shall laugh at him : and set then in order before thine eyes.

1 7 Lo, this is the man that made not God his 22 Now consider this, ye that forget God, lest I strength; but trusted in the abundance of his tear you in pieces, and there be none to deliver. riches, and strengthened himself in his wicked

23 Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me: and to ness. him that ordereth his conversation aright will I 8 But I am like a green olive-tree in the house of shew the salvation of God.

God: I trust in the niercy of God forever and ever. PSALM LI.

9 I will praise thee for ever, because thou hast Remission of sins prayed for.

done it : and I will wait on thy name; for it 38 I To the chief Musician, a Psalm of David, when good before thy saints. Nathan the prophet came unto him, after he

PSALM LIII. had gone in to Dath-sheba,

The depravity of mankind. TTAVE mercy upon me, o God, according to 1 To the chief Musician upon Mahalath, Mas1 thy loving-kindness: according unto the

chil, A Psalm of David. multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my THE fool hath said in his beart. There is no transgressions.

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David complainech of his fearful case PSALMS His comfort in God's preservation. abominable iniquity: there is none that doeth, 16 As for me, I will call upon God: and they good.

LORD shall save me. God looked down from heaven upon the chil- 17 Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I dren of men, to see if there were any that did pray, and cry aloud: and lie shall hear my voice. understand, that did seek God.

118 Hc hath delivered my soul in peace from the 3 Every one of them is gone back: they are al- battle that was against me: for there were many together become filthy; There is none that doeth with me. good, no, not one.

| 19 God shall hear and afflict them, even he that 4 Have the workers of iniquity no knowledge ? abideth of old. Selah. Because they have no who eat up ny people as they eat bread: they changes, therefore they fear not God. bave not called upon God.

20 He hath put forth his hands against such as 5 There were they in great fear, where no fear be at peace with him: be hath broken his covenant. was: for God hath scattered the bones of him 21 The words of his inouth were smoother than that encampeth against thee : thou hast put butter, but war was in his heart: his words were them to shame, because God hath despised them. softer than oil, yet were they drawn swords.

6 Oh that the salvation of Israel were come out 22 Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall of Zion! when God bringeth back the captivity sustain thee: hc shall never suffer the righteous of his people, Jacob shall rejoice, and Israel shall to be moved. be glad.

| 23 But thou, O God, shalt bring them down into · PSALM LIV.

Ithe pit of destruction : bloody and deceitful men David prayeth for deliverance.

shall not live out half their days; but I will trust To the chief Musician on Neginoth, Maschil, in thee. A Psalm of David, when the Ziplims came

PSALM LVI. and said to Saul, Doth not David hide himself David complaineth of his enemies. with us?

To the chief Musiciant upon Jonath-elem-rechoSAVE me, O God, by thy name, and judge me kim, Michtan of David, when the Philistines by thy strength.

took him in Gath. 2 Hear my prayer, O God: give ear to the words RE merciful unto me, O God: for man would of my mouth.

D swallow me up; he fighting daily oppresseth 3 For strangers are risen up against me, and op- me. pressors seek after my soul : they have not set 2 Mine enemies would daily swallow me up: for God before them. Selah.

they be many that fight against nie, O thou Most 4 Behold, God is my helper: the LORD is with High. them that uphold my soul.

3 What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee. 5 He shall reward evil unto mine enemies; cut 4 In God I will praise his word, in God I have them off in thy truth.

put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do 6 I wi!l freely sacrifice unto thee: I will praise unto me. thy name, O LORD; for it is good.

5 Every day they wrest my words: all their 7 For he hath delivered me out of all trouble: and thoughts are against me for evil. mine eye hath seen his desireupon mine enemies 6 They gather themselves together, they hide PSALM LV

themselves, they mark my steps, when they wait David's prayer in distress.

for my soul. 1 To the chief Musician on Neginoth, Maschil, 7 Shall they escape by iniquity ? in thine anger A Psalm of David.

cast down the people, o God. NIVE ear to my prayer, O God; and hide not 8 Thou tellest my wanderings: put thou my U thyself from my supplication.

tears into thy bottle: are they not in thy book ? 2 Attend unto me, and hear me: I mourn in 9 When I cry unto thee, then shall inine enemies my complaint, and make a noise ;

turn back: this I know; for God is for ine. 3 Because of the voice of the enemy, because 10 In God will I praise his word: in the LORD of the oppression of the wicked : for they cast will I praise his word. iniquity upon me, and in wrath they hate me. 11 lu God have I put my trust: I will not be

4 My heart is sore pained within me; and the afraid what man can dn unto me. ierrors of death are fallen upon me.

| 19 Thy vows are upon me, O God: I will ren5 Fearfulness and trembling are come upon me, der praises unto thee. and horror hath overwhelmed me.

| 13 For thou hast delivered my soul from death: 6 And I said, Oh that I had wings like a dove ! wilt not thou deliver my feet from falling, that for then would I fly away, and be at rest. 11 may walk before God in the light of the living? 7 Lo, then would I wander far off, and remain

PSALM LVII. in the wilderness. Selah.

David in prayer fleeth unto God. 8 I would hasten iny escape from the windy 1 To the chief Musician, Al-taschith, Michtam of storm and tempest.

David, when he fled from Saul in the cave. 9 Destroy, 0 LORD, and divide their tongues : DE merciful unto ine, O God, be inerciful unto for I have seen violence and strife in the city. D me: for my soul trusteth in thee: yea, in

10 Day and night they go about it upon the the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge, walls thereof: mischief also and sorrow are in until these calamities be overpast. the midst of it.

2 I will cry unto God Most High; unto God that 11 Wickedness is in the midst thereof: deceit performeth all things for me. and guile depart not froin her strecis.

3 He shall send from heaven, and save me from 12 For it was not an eneiny that reproached the reproach of himn that would swallow me up. me; then I could have borne it : neither was it Selah. God shall send forth his mercy and his he that hated me that did magnify himself against truth. me; then I would have hid myself from him: 14 My soul is among lions : and I lie even among

13 But it was thou, a man mine cqual, my guide, them that are set on fire, even the sons of men, and mine acquaintance.

whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their 14 We took sweet counsel together, and walk-tongue a sharp sword. ed unto the house of God in company.

5 Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens ; 15 Let death seize upon them, and let ther gollet thy glory be above all the earth. down quick into hell; for wickedness is in their 6 They have prepared a net for my steps; my dwellings, and among them.

soul is bowed down: they have digged a pit be

The wicked dedoled to judgments. PBALMS.

Comfort in God's promisu fore me, into the midst whereof they are fallen leth in Jacob unto the ends of the earth. Selah. themselves. Selah.

| 14 And at evening let them return; and let thera My heart is fixed, O

heart is fixed: Ilmake a noise like a dog, and go round about the will sing and give praise.

city. 8Awake up, iny glory; awake psaltery and harp: 15 Let them wander up and down for meat, and I myself will awake early.

grudge if they be not satisfied. 9 I will praise thee, O LORD, arnong the people: 16 But I will sing of thy power; yea, I will sing 1 will sing unto thee among the nations. aloud of thy mercy in the morning: for thou hast

10 For thy mercy is great unto the heavens, and been my detence and refuge in the day of my thy truth unto the clouds.

trouble. jí Be thon exalted, O God, above the heavens: 17 Unto thee, O my strength, will I sing : for let thy glory be above all the earth.

God is my defence, and the God of my mercy.
PSALM LVIII.

PSALM LX.
David reproveth wicked judges.

David's complaint to God. 11 To the chief Musician, Al-taschith, Michtam 1 To the chief Musician upon Shushan-eduth, of David.

Michtam of David, to teach; when he strove N oye indeed speak righteousness, O congrega-l with Aram-naharaim and with Aram-zobah,

U tion ? do ye judge uprightly, o ye sons of when Joab returned, and smote of Edom in men ?

the valley of Salt twelve thousand. 2 Yea, in heart ye work wickedness; ye weigh GOD, thou hast cast us off, thou hast scatthe violence of your hands in the earth.

tered us, thou hast been displeased ; O turn 3 The wicked are estranged from the wonib: they thyself to us again. go astray as soon as they be born, speaking lies. 2 Thou hast made the earth to tremble; thou hast

4 Their poison is like the poison of a serpent : broken it: heal the breaches thereof; for it shathey are like the deaf adder that stoppeth trer ear; keth.

5 Which will not hearken to the voice of charm-| 3 Thou hast shewed thy people hard things: thou ers, charming never so wisely.

hast made us to drink the wine of astonishment. 6 Break their teeth, O God, in their mouth: break 4 Thou hast given a banner to them that fear out the great teeth of the young lions, O Lord. thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth.

7 Let them melt away as waters which run con-Selah. tinually: when he bendeth his bow to shoot his 5 That thy beloved may be delivered; save with arrows, let them be as cut in pieces.

thy right hand, and hear me. 8 As a snail which melteth, let every one of them 6 God hath spoken in his holiness : I will re. pass away: like the untimely birth of a woman, joice, I will divide Shechem, and mete out the that they may not see the sun.

valley of Succoth. 9 Before your pots can feel the thorns, he shall 7 Gilead is mine, and Manasseh is mine; Ephraim take them away as with a whirlwind, both living, also is the strength of my head ; Judah is my and in his wrath.

lawgiver; 10 The righteous shall rejoice when he seeth the 8 Moab is my washpot; over Edom will I cast vengeance: he shall wash his feet in the blood out my shoe: Philistia, triumph thou because of of the wicked.

me. u So that a man shall say, Verily there is a re- 9 Who will bring me into the strong city ? who ward for the righteous: verily he is a God that will lead me into Edom ? judgeth in the earth.

10 Wilt not thou, O God, which hadst cast us PSALM LIX.

off? and thou, O God, which didst not go out David prayeth for deliverance.

with our armies ? 1 To the chief Musician, Al-taschith, Michtam! 11 Give us help from trouble: for vain is the of David ; 'when Saul sent, and they watched help of man. the house to kill himn.

12 Through God we shall do valiantly: for he it ELIVER me froin mine enemies, O my God:lis that shall tread down our enemies. defend me from them that rise up against me.

PSALM LXI. 2 Deliver me from the workers of iniquity, and

David in prayer fleeth to God. save me from bloody men.

1 To the chief Musician upon Neginah, A Psalm 3 For lo, they lie in wait for my soul: the mighty

of David. are gathered against me; not for my transgres- LTEAR my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer. sion, nor for my sin, O LORD.

1 2 From the end of the earth will I cry unto 4 They run and prepare themselves without my thee, when my heart is overwhelmed : lead me fault : awake to help me, and behold.

to the rock that is higher than I. 5 Thou therefore, O LORD God of hosts, the God 3 For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a of Israel, awake to visit all the heathen : be not strong tower from the enemy. inerciful to any wicked transgressors. Selah. 4 I will abide in thy tabernacle for ever: I will

6 They return at evening: they make a noise trust in the covert of thy wings. Selah. like a dog, and go round about the city.

5 For thou, O God, hast heard my vows: thou 7 Behold, they belch out with their mouth: swords hast given me the heritage of those that fear thy are in their lips: for who, say they, doth hear ?|name.

8 But thou, O LORD, shalt laugh at them; thou 6 Thou wilt prolong the king's life: and his shalt have all the heathen in derision.

Iyears as many generations. 9 Because of his strength will I wait upon thee: 7 He shall abide before God for ever: O prepare for God is my defence.

mercy and truth, which may prescrve him. 10 The God of my mercy shall prevent me: God) 8 So will I sing praise unto thy name for ever, shall let me see my desire upon mine enemies. that I may daily perform my vowe. 11 Slay them not, lest my people forget : scatter

PSALM LXII. them by thy power; and bring them down, o The Psalmist's confidence in God. LORD our shield.

To the chief Musician, to Jeduthun, A Psalm 12 For the sin of their mouth and the words of

of David. their lips let them even be taken in their pride: MTRULY my soul waiteth upon God: from him and for cursing and lying which they speak.

cometh my salvation. 13 Consume them in wrath, consume them, that 2 He only is my rock and my salvation; he is they may not be: and let them know that God ru- my defence ; I shall not be greatly moved.

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