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Puniskment for disobedience.

PSALMS. The Israelites provoke God's anger Fushed out, and the streams overflowed; can hel 55 He cast out the heathen also before them, give bread also?can he provide flesh for his people and divided them an inheritance by line, and

21 Therefore the LORD heard this, and was made the tribes of Israel to dwell in their tents. wroth: so a fire was kindled against Jacob, and 56 Yet they tempted and provoked the most anger also came up against Israel;

high God, and kept not his testimonies: 22 Because they believed not in God, and trust. 57 But turned back, and dealt unfaithfully like ed not in his salvation:

their fathers : they were turned aside like a de 23 Though he had commanded the clouds from ceitful bow. above, and opened the doors of heaven,

58 For they provoked him to anger with their 24 And had rained down manna upon them to high places, and moved bin to jealousy with eat, and had given them of the corn of heaven. their graven images.

25 Man did eat angels' food : he sent them meat 59 When God heard this, he was wroth, and to the full.

greatly abhorred Israel: 26 Hecansed an east wind to blow in the heaven: 60 So that he forsook the tabernacle of Shiloh, and by his power he brought in the south wind. the tent which he placed among men;

27 He rained flesh also upon them as dust, and 61 And delivered his strength into captivity, feathered fowls like as the sand of the sea : and his glory into the enemy's hand.

28 And he let it fall in the midst of their camp, 62 He gave his people over also unto the sword; round about their habitations.

and was wroth with his inheritance. 29 So they did eat, and were well filled : for he 63 The fire consumed their young men; and gave them their own desire;

their maidens were not given to marriage. 30 They were not estranged from their lust: but! 64 Their priests fell by the sword; and their while their meat was yet in their mouths, widows made po lamentation.

31 The wrath of God came upon them, and slew 65 Then the LORD awaked asone out of sleep, and the fattest of them, and smiote down the chosen like a mighty man that shouteth by reason of wine. men of Israel.

| 66 And he smote his enemies in the hinder 32 For all this they sinned still, and believed parts: he put thern tv a perpetual reproach. not for his wondrous works.

67 Moreover he refused the tabernacle of Jo33 Therefore their days did he consume in vani- seph, and chose not the tribe of Ephraim: ty, and their years in trouble.

68 But chose the tribe of Judah, the niount Zion 34 When he slew them, then they sought hiro :which he loved. and they returned and inquired early alter God. 69 And he built his sanctuary like high palaces,

35 And they remembered that God was their like the earth which he hath established for ever. Rock, and the high God their Redeemer. | 70 He chose David also his servant, and took

36 Nevertheless they did flatter him with their him from the sheepfolds : mouth, and they lied unto him with their tongues. 71 From following the ewes great with young

37 For their heart was not right with hiun, nei- he brought him to feed Jacob his people, and Isther were they steadfast in his covenant. rael his inheritance.

38 But he, being full of compassion, forgave 72 So he fed them according to the integrity of their iniquity, and destroyed them not: yea, ma- his heart; and guided them by the skilfulness of ny a time turned he his anger away, and did not his hands. stir up all his wrath.

PSALM LXXIX. 39 For he reinembered that they were but flesh;/ Jerusalem's desolation lamented. a wind that passeth away, and cometh not again.

A Psalm of Asaph. 40 How oft did they provoke him in the wilder OD, the heathen are come into thine in. ness, and grieve him in the desert!

heritance; thy holy temple have they de41 Yea, they turned back and tempted God, and filed; they have laid Jerusalemn on heaps. Jimited the Holy One of Israel.

| 2 The dead bodies of thy servants have they 42 They reineinbered not his hand, nor the day given to be meat unto the fowls of the heaven, when he delivered them from the enemy. the flesh of thy saints unto the beasts of the carth.

43 How he had wrought his signs in Egypt, and 3 Their blood have they shed like water round his wonders in the field of Zoan:

about Jerusalem; and there was none to bury them. 44 And had turned their rivers into blood: and 4 We are become a reproach to our neighbours, their floods, that they could not drink.

a scorn and derision to them that are round 45 lle sent divers sorts of fies among them, about us. which devoured them; and frogs which destroy- 5 How long, LORD? wilt thou be angry fox ed them.

ever! shall thy jealousy burn like fire ? 46 He gave also their increase unto the cater- 6 Pour out thy wrath upon the heathen that

have not known thee, and upon the kingdonis

have not in thy wrath 47 He destroyed their vines with hail, and their that have not called upon thy name.

47 He destrowe, labour unto the locust. sycamore-trees with frost.

| 7 For they have devoured Jacob, and laid waste 48 He gave up their cattle also to the hail, and his dwelling-place. their flocks to hot thunder-bolts.

| 80 remernber not against us former iniquities: 49 He cast upon them the fierceness of his an. let thy tender mercies speedily prevent us: for ger, wrath, and indignation, and trouble, by send-we are brought very low. ing evil angels among them.

| 9 Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory 50 He made a way to his anger; he spared not of thy name: and deliver us, and purge away their soul from death, but gave their life over to our sins, for thy name's sake. the pestilence;

| 10 Wherefore should the heathen say, Where 51 And smote all the first-born in Egypt; the is their God ? let hiin be known among the heachief of their strength in the tabernacles of Ham: then in our sight by the revenging of the blood

52 But made his own people to go forth like! of thy servants which is shed: sheep, and guided thein in the wilderness like a 11 Let the sighing of the prisoner come before flock.

thee; according to the greatness of thy power 53 And he led them on safely, so that they fear- preserve thou those that are appointed to die;.. ed not : but the sea overwhelmed their enemies.! 12 And render unto our neighbours sevenfold

54 And he brought them to the border of his into their bosom their reproach, wherewith they sanctuary, even to this mountain, which his right have reproached thee, O LORD. hand had purchased.

'13 So we thy people and sheep of tby pasture

God's favour turned into judgments. PSALMS. David's prayer against oppressors will dve thee thanks for ever: we will shew 12 So I gave them up unto their own hearts" forth thy praise to all generations.

lust : and they walked in their own counsels. PSALM LXXX.

13 Oh that iny people had hearkened unto me, Aflicted state of the church.

and Israel had walked in my ways! 1 Tothechief Musician upon Shoshannim-eduth, 14 I should soon have subdued their enemies, A Psalm of Asaph.

and turned ny hand against their adversaries. MIVE ear. O Shepherd of Israel, thou that) 15 The haters of the LORD should have submit

U leadest Joseph like a flock : thou that dwell-ted themselves unto him: but their time should est between the cherubiins, shine forth.

have endured for ever. 2 Before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh) 16 He should have fed them also with the finest stir up thy strength, and come and save us of the wheat : and with honey out of the rock

3 Turn us again, ó God, and cause thy face to should I have satisfied thee. shine; and we shall be saved.

PSALM LXXXII. 40 LORD God of hosts, how long wilt thou be

David reproveth wicked judges. angry against the prayer of thy people ?

A Psalm of Asaph. 5 Thou feedest theni with the bread of tears : COD standeth in the congregation of the mighand givest them tears to drink in great ineasure. U ty; he judgeth among the gods.

6 Thou makest us a strise unto our neighbours: 2 How long will ye judge unjustly, and accept and our enemies langh among themselves. the persons of the wicked ? Selah.

7 Turn us again, O God of hosts, and cause thy 3 Defend the poor and fatherless : do justice to face to shine ; and we shall be saved.

the afflicted and needy. 8 Thou hast brought a vine out of Egypt: thou 4 Deliver the poor and needy: rid them out of hast cast out the heathen and planted it.

the hand of the wicked. 9 Thou preparedst room before it, and didst cause 5 They know not, neither will they understand: It to take deep root, and it filled the land. they walk on in darkness*: all the foundations

10 The hills were covered with the shadow of of the earth are out of course. It, and the bouglis thereof were like the goodly 6 I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are cedars.

childreu of the Most High. 11 She sent out her boughs unto the sea, and 7 But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of her branches unto the river.

the princes. 12 Why hast thou then broken down her hedges,l 8 Arise, O God, judge the earth: for thioll shalt so that all they which pass by the way do pluck inherit all nations. her ?

PSALM LXXXIII. 13 The boar out of the wood doth waste it, an

The confederacy against Zion. the wild beast of the field doth devour it.

HA Song or Psalm of Asaph. 14 Return, we beseech thee, O God of hosts : T EEP not thou silence, O God: hold not thy look down from heaven, and behold, and visit peace, and be not still, O God. this vine;

1 2 For lo, thine enemies make a tumult; and 15 And the vineyard which thy right hand hath they that hate thee have lifted up the head. planted, and the branch that thou inadest strong 3 They have taken crafty counsel against thy for thyself.

people, and consulted against thy hidden ones. 16 It is burnt with fire, it is cut down: they 4 They have said, Corne, and let us cut thein perish at the rebuke of thy countenance. off from being a nation; that the name of Israel

17 Let thy hand be upon the man of thy right may be no more in remembrance. hand, upon the son of man whom thou madest 5 For they have consulted together with one strong for thyself.

consent: they are confederate against thee: 18 So will not we go back from thee: qu ken! 6 The tabernacles of Edom, and the Ishinaelus, and we will call upon thy name.

lites; of Moab, and the Hagarenes ; 19 Turn us again, O'LORD God of hosts, cause 7 Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek; the Philis Wy face to shinc; and we shall be saved. lines with the inhabitants of Tyre; PSALM LXXXI.

| 8 Assur also is joined with them : they have An exhortation to praise God.

holpen the children of Lot. Selah. To the chief Musician upon Gitlith, A Psalm 9 Do unto them as unto the Midianites; as to of Asaph.

Sisera, as to Jabin, at the brook of Kison : GING aloud unto God our strength : make a 10 Which perished at En-dor: they became as

joyful noise unto the God of Jacob. dung for the earth. 2 Take a psalm, and bring hither the tim brel,/ 11 Make their nobles like Oreb, and like Zeeb: the pleasant harp with the psaltery.

yea, all their princes as Zebah, and as Zalmunna: 3 Blow up the truinpet in the new moon, in the 12 Who said, Let us take to ourselves the time appointed, on our solemn seast-day. houses of God in possession.

4 For this was a statute for Israel, and a law of 13 O my God, make them like a wheel, as the the God of Jacob.

stubble before the wind. 5 This he ordained in Joseph for a testimony, 14 As the fire burneth a wood, and as the flame when he went out through the land of Egypt: setteth the mountains on fire: where I heard a language that I understood not. 15 So persecute them with thy tempest, and

6 I removed his shoulder from the burden: his make them afraid with thy storm. hands were delivered from the pots.

16 Fill their faces with shame; that they may 7 Thou calledst in trouble, and I delivered thee;/seek thy name, O LORD. I answered thee in the secret place of thunder:1 17 Let them be confounded and troubled for proved thee at the waters of Meribah. Selah. ever : yea, let them be put to shame, and perish:

8 Hear, O my people, and I will testify unto, 18 That men may know that thou, whose nanie thre: 0 Israel, if thou wilt hearken unto me; alone is JEHOVÁH, art the Most High over all

9 There shall no strange god be in thee; neither the earth. shalt thou worship any strange god.

PSALM LXXXIV. 10 I am the LORD thy God which brought thee

Blessedness of God's service. out of the land of Egypt: opeu thy mouth wide, 11 To the chief Musician upon Gittith, A Csalm and I will fill it.

for the sons of Korah. 11 But my people would not hearken to my TTOW amiable are thy tabernacles, o

M amiable are thy tabernacles, O LORÐ voice; and Israel would none of nie.

1 of hosts :

David longech for the house of God. PSALMS. He cradeth a token of God's goodness

2 My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the O LORD ; neither are there any works like unto courts of the LORD: my heart and my flesh thy works. crieth out for the living God.

9 All nations whom thou hast made shall come 3 Yea, the sparrow hath found a house, and the and worship before thee, O LORD; and sball gloswallow a nest for herself, where she may lay rify thy name. her young, even thine altars, O LORD of hosts, 10 For thou art great, and doest wondrous my King, and iny God.

things: thou art God alone. 4 Blessed are they that dwell in thy house : 11 Teach me thy way, O LORD; I will walk in they will be still praising thee. Selah.

thy truth: unite iny heart to fear thy name. 5 Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee; 12 I will praise thee, O LORD my God, with all my in whose heart are the ways of them,

heart: and I will glorify thy name for evermore. 6 Who passing through the valley of Baca make 13 For great is thy mercy toward me: and thou it a well; the rain also filleth the pools.

hast delivered my soul from the lowest hell. 7 They go from strength to strength, every one 14 O God, the proud aie risen against me, and of them in Zion appeareth before God.

the assemblies of violent men have sought after 8 O LORD God of hosts, hear my prayer: give my soul; and have not set thee before them. ear, O God of Jacob. Selah.

| 15 But thou, O LORD, art a God full of con9 Behold, O God our shield, and look upon the passion, and gracious, long-suffering, and plen. face of thine anointed.

tenus in mercy and truth. 10 For a day in thy courts is better than a thou- 16 O turn unto me, and have mercy upon nie; sand. I had rather be a door-keeper in the house give thy strength unto thy servant, and save the of iny God, thau to dwell in the tents of wicked-son of thy handmaid. ness.

17 Show me a token for good ; that they which 11 For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the hate me may see it, and be ashamed: because LORD will give grace and glory; no good thing thou, LORD, hast holpen me, and coniforted nie. will he withhold from then that walk uprightly.

PSALM LXXXVII. 12 0 LORD of hosts, blessed is the nian that

The glory of the church. trustcih in thee.

TA Psalın or Song for the sons of Korah. PSALM LXXXV.

ITTIS foundation is in the holy mountains. David's confidence in God.

I 2 The LORD loveth the gates of Zion more 1 To the chief Musician, A Psalm for the sons than all the dwellings of Jacob. of Korah.

3 Glorious things are spoken of thee, O city of T ORD, thou hast been favourable unto thy God. Selah.

land: thou hast brought back the captivity 4 I will make mention of Rahab and Babylon of Jacob.

to them that know me: behold Philistia, and 2 Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of thy peo- Tyre, with Ethiopia ; this man was born there. ple, thou hast covered all their sin. Selah. 5 And of Zion it shall be said, This and that

3 Thou hast taken away all thy wrath: thou hast man was born in her: and the Highest himsell turned thyself from the fierceness of thine anger. shall establish her.

4 Turn us, O God of our salvation, and cause 6 The LORD shall count, when he writeth up the thine anger toward us to cease.

Ipeople, that this man was born there. Selah. 5 Wilt thou be angry with us for ever? wilt 7 As well the singers as the players on instruthou draw out thine anger to all generations? ments shall be there : all my springs are in thee. 6 Wilt thou not revive us again: that thy peo

PSALM LXXXVIII. ple may rejoice in thee?

David's complaint in prayer. 7 Shew us thy mercy, O LORD, and grant us 11 A Song or Psalm for the sons of Korah, to the thy salvation.

chief Musician upon Mahalath Leannoth, 8 I will hear what God the LORD will speak: Maschil of Heman the Ezrahite. for he will speak peace unto his people, and to LORD God of my salvation, I have cried his saints: but let them not turn again to folly. day and night before thee:

9 Surely his salvation is nigh them that fear 2 Let niy prayer come before thee: incline thine him ; that glory may dwell in our land.

ear unto my cry; 10 Mercy and iruth are met together; righteouis- 3 For my soul is full of troubles : and my life ness and peace have kissed each other.

draweth nigh unto the grave. 11 Truth shall spring out of the earth; and 41 am counted with them that go down into righteousness shall look down from heaven. the pit: I am as a man that hath no strength:

12 Yea, the LORD shall give that which is good; 5 Free among the dead, like the slain that lie in and our land shall yield her increase

the grave, whom thou rememberest no more: 13 Righteousness shall go before him; and shall and they are cut off froin thy hand. sct us in the way of his steps.

6 Thou hast laid me in the lowest pit, in dark. PSALM IXXXVI.

ness, in the deeps. David imploreth God's aid.

7 Thy wrath lieth hard upon me, and thou hast 11 A Prayer of David.

lafflicted me with all thy waves. Selah. DOW down thine ear, O LORD, hear me: for 8 Thou hast put away mine acquaintance far Dlam poor and needy.

from me; thou hast made me an abomination 2 Preserve my soul; for I am holy: O thou my unto them: I am shut up, and I cannot come forth God, save thy servant that trusteth in thee. | 9 Mine eye mourneth by reason of affliction:

3 Be mierciful unto me, O LORD: for I cry un- LORD, I have called daily upon thee, I have to thee daily.

stretched out iny hands unto thee. 4 Rejoice the soul of thy servant: for unto thee,l 10 Wilt thon shew wonders to the dead? O LORD, do I lift up my soul.

the dead arise and praise thee ? Selah. 5 For thou, LORD, art good, and ready to for-1 11 Shall thy loving-kindness be declared in the give; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that grave ? or thy faithfulness in destruction ? call upon thee.

| 12 Shall thy wonders be known in the dark ? and 6 Give ear, O LORD, unto my prayer; and at-thy righteousness in the land of forgetfulness? lend to the voice of my supplications.

13 But unto thee have I cried, O LORD; and in 7 In the day of my trouble I will call upon thee: the morning shall my prayer prevent the. for thou wilt answer me.

14 LORD, why castest thou off my soul ! 10hy 8 Anion, the gods there is none like unto theo, hidest thou thy face from me ?

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Thankfulness for God's mercies. PSALMS.

David's complaint and prayer 15 I am afflicted and ready to die from my youth; 29 His seed also will I make to endure for ever. up: while I suffer thy terrors I am distracted and his throne as the days of heaven.

16 Thy fierce wrath goeth over me; thy terrors 30 If his children forsake ny law, and walk not have cut me off.

in my judgments; 17 They came round about me daily like water;) 31 If they break my statutes, and keep not my they compassed me about together.

commandments; 18 Lover and friend hast thou put far from me, / 32 Then will I visit their transgression with and mine acquaintance into darkness.

the rod, and their iniquity with stripes. PSALM LXXXIX.

33 Nevertheless, my loving-kindness will I not The psalmist praiseth God, &c.

utterly take from him, nor suffer my faithfulness | Maschil of Ethan the Ezrahite. to fail. I WILL sing of the mercies of the LORD for 34 My covenant will I not break, nor alter the I ever: with my mouth will I make known thy thing that is gone out of my lips. faithfulness to all generations.

35 Önce have I sworn by my holincss that I will 2 For I have said. Mercy shall be built up for not lie unto David. ever: thy faithfulness shalt thou establish iu the 36 His seed shall endure for ever, and his throne very heavens.

as the sun before me. 3 I have made a covenant with my chosen, 1 37 It shall be established for ever as the moon, have sworn unto David iny servant,

and as a faithful witness in heaven. Selah. 4 Thy seed will I establish for ever, and build 38 But thou hast cast off and abhorred, thou up thy throne to all generations. Selah.

hast been wroth with thine anointed 5 And the heavens shall praise thy wonders, 01 30 Thou hast made void the covenant of thy LORD: thy faithfulness also in the congregation servant: thou hast profaned his crown by castof the saints.

ing it to the ground. 6 For who in the heaven can be compared unto 40 Thou hast broken down all his hedges; thou the LORD? who among the sons of the mighty hast brought his strong holds to ruin. can be likened unto the LORD?

| 41 All that pass by the way spoil him: he is a 7 God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of reproach to his neighbours. the saints, and to be liad in reverence of all them 42 Thou hast set up the right hand of his adverthat are about him.

saries; thou hast made all his enemies to rejoice. 8 O LORD God of hosts, who is a strong LORD 43 Thou hast also turned the edge of his sword, like unto thee? or to thy faithfulness round and hast not made him to stand in the battle. about thee?

| 44 Thou hast made his glory to cease, and cast 9 Thou rulest the raging of the sea : when the his throne down to the ground. waves thereof arise, thou stillest thern.

| 45 The days of his youth hast thou shortened: 10 Thou hast broken Rahab in pieces, as one thou hast covered him with shame. Selah. that is slain; thou hast scattered thine enemies 46 How long, LORD, wilt thou hide thyself? for with thy strong arm.

lever ? shall thy wrath burn like fire ? 11 The heavens are thine, the earth also isi 47 Remember how short niy time is: wherefore thine: as for the world, and the fulness thereof, Ihast thou made all men in vain ? thou hast founded them.

| 48 What man is he that liveth, and shall not 12 The north and the south thou hast created see death ? shall he deliver his soul from the them: Tabor and Hermon shall rejoice in thy hand of the grave ? Selah. name.

| 49 LORD, where are thy former loving-kindness. 13 Thou hast a mighty arm: strong is thy hand, les, wkich thou swarest unto David in thy truth? and high is thy right hand.

750 Remember, LORD, the reproach of thy ser14 Justiceand judgment are the habitation of thy vants ; how I do bear in my bosom the reproach throne: mercy and truth shall go before thy face.of all the mighty people;

15 Blessed is the people that know the joyful 51 Wherewith thine enemies have reproached, sound: they shall walk, O'LORD, in the light of O LORD; wherewith they have reproached the thy countenance.

\footsteps of thine anointed. 16 In thy name shall they rejoice all the day: 52 Blessed be the LORD for evermore. Amen, and in thy righteousness shall they be exalted. and Amen. 17 For thou art the glory of their strength ; and

PSALM XC. in thy favour our horn shall be exalted.

The frailty of human life. 18 For the Lord is our defence, and the H

A Prayer of Moses the man of God One of Israel is our King.

ORD, thou hast been our dwelling-place in 19 Then thou spakest in vision to thy Holy One, L all generations. and saidst. I have laid help upon one that is 2 Before the mountains were brought forth, or mighty; I have exalted one chosen out of the ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, people.

even from everlasting to everlasting, thou artGod. 20 I have found David my servant; with my 3 Thou turnest man to destruction; and sayest, holy oil have I anointed him:

Return, ye children of men. 21 With whom my hand shall be established : 4 For a thousand years in thy sight are but as mine arm also shall strengthen him.

lyesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the 22 The enemy shall not exact upon him; nor night. the son of wickedness a Mict him.

| 5 Thou carriest them away as with a flood; 23 And I will beat down bis foes before his they are as a sleep; in the morning they are face, and plague them that hate him.

like grass which groweth up. 24But my faithfulness and my mercyshall be with 6 In the morning it flourisheth, and groweth up; him: and in my name shall his horn be exalted. in the evening it is cut duwn, and witheretn.

25 I will set his hand also in the sea, and his 7 For we are consumed hy thine anger, and by right hand in the rivers.

thy wrath are we troubled. 26 He shall cry unto me, Thou art my Father, 8 Thou hast set our iniquities before thee, Olit my God, and the Rock of my salvation.

secret sins in the light of thy countenance. 27 Also I will make him iny first-born, hig her 9 For all our days are passed away in thy than the kings of the earth.

wrath: we spend our years, as a tale that is lold. 28 My mercy will I keep for him for evermore, 10 The days of our years are threescore years and my covenant shall stand fast with hin. Tand ten; and if by reagon of strongth they be

Prayer for God's good providence


The blessedness of afliction. fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and| 8 But thou, LORD, art most high for evermore. sorrow, for it is soon cut off, and we fly away. 9 For lo. thine enemies, O LORD, for lo, thine

11 Who knoweth the power of thine anger ? enemies shall perish; all the workers of iniquity even according to thy fear, so is thy wrath. shall be scattered.

12 So teach us to number our days, that wel 10 But my horn shalt thou exalt like the horn of may apply our hearts unto wisdom.

Ja unicorn: I shall be anointed with fresh oil. 13 Return, O LORD, how long ? and let it repent| 11 Mine eye also shall see my desire on mine thee concerning thy servants.

Tenemies, and mine ears shall bear my desire of 14 O satisfy us early with thy mercy; that we the wicked that rise up against me. may rejoice and be glad all our days.

| 12 The righteous shall flourish like the palm15 Make us glad according to the days wherein tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon. thou hast afflicted us, and the years wherein we 13 Those that be planted in the house of the have seen evil.

LORD shall flourish in the courts of our God. 16 Let thy work appear unto thy servants, and 14 They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; thy glory unto their children.

they shall be fat and flourishing; 17 And let the beauty of the LORD our God be 15 To shew that the LORD is upright: he is my upon us: and establish thou the work of our rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him. hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands es

PSALM XCIII. tablish thou it.

Majesty of Christ's kingdom.

THE LORD reigneth, he is clothed with majes.
The sccurity of the godly.

ty; the LORD is clothed with strength, whereTTE that dwelleth in the secret place of the with he hath girded himself: the world also is 1 Most High shall abide under the shadow of established, that it cannot be moved. the Almighty

2 Thy throne is established of old : thou art 2 I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and from everlasting. my fortress: my God: in him will I trust. 3 The floods have lifted up, O LORD, the floods

3 Surely he shall deliver thee froin the snare of have lifted up their voice; ihe floods lift up their the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence. waves.

4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, and 4 The LORD on high is mightier than the noise under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall of many waters, yea, than the mighty waves of be thy shield and buckler.

the sea. 5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by 5 Thy testimonies are very sure: holiness benight; nor for the arrow that flieth by day; cometh thy house, O LORD, for ever. 6 Nor for the pestilence that walketh in dark

PSALM XCIV. ness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at

The impiety of the wicked. noon-day.

LORD God, to whom vengeance belongeth; 7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten V O God, to whom vengeance belongeth, shew thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not thyself. . come nigh thee.

| 2 Lift up thyself, thou Judge of the earth: ren8 Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and der a reward to the proud. see the reward of the wicked.

| 3 LORD, how long shall the wicked, how long 9 Because thou hast made the LORD which is shall the wicked triumph ? my refuge, even the Most High, thy habitation; 4 How long shall they utter and speak hard

10 There shall no evil berall thee, neither shall things ? and all the workers of iniquity boast any plague come nigh thy dwelling.

themselves ? 11 For he shall give luis angels charge over thee, 5 They break in pieces thy people, O LORD, and to keep thee in all thy ways.

afflict thy heritage. 12 They shall bear thee up in their hands, lesi6 They slay the widow and the stranger, and thou dash thy foot against a stone.

murder the fatherless. 13 Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: 7 Yet they say, The LORD shall not see, neither the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample shall the God of Jacob regard it. under feet.

| 8 Understand, ye brulish among the people: and 14 Because he hath set his love upon me, there- ye fnols, when will ye be wise? fore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, 9 He that planted the ear, shall he not hear ? he because he hath known my name.

that formed the eye, shall he not see? 15 He shall call upon me, and I will answer 10 He that chastiseth the heathen, shall not he him: I wilt be with him in trouble; I will de- correct ? he that teachech man knowledge, shall liver him, and honour him.

not he know? 16 With long life will I satisfy him, and shew 11 The Lord knoweth the thoughts of man, him my salvation.

that they are vanity. PSALM XCII.

| 12 Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest. David's psalm of praise.

O LORD, and teachest him out of thy law; TA Psalm or Song for the sabbath day. 13 That thou mayest give him rest from the days TT is a good thing to give thanks unto thelof adversity, until the pit be digged for the wicked. I LORD, and to sing praises unto thy name, O 14 For the LORD will not cast off his people, Most High.

neither will he forsake his inheritance. 2 To snew forth thy loving-kindness in the 15 Biit judgment shall return unto righteousness: morning, and thy faithfulness every night, and all the upright in heart shall follow it.

3 Upon an instrument of ten strings, and upon 16 Who will rise up for me against the evilthe psaltery; upon the harp with a solenn sound.doers? or who will stand up for me against the

4 For thos, LORD, hast made me glad through thy workers of iniquity ? work : I will triumph in the works of thy hands. | 17 Unless the LORD had been my help, my soul

5 0 LORD, how great are thy works! and thy had almost dwelt in silence. thoughts are very deep.

| 18 When I said, My foot slippeth, thy mercy, 6 A brutish man knoweth not; neither doth a O LORD, held me up. fool understand this.

| 19 In the multitude of my thoughts within me 7 When the wicked spring as the grass, and thy comforts delight my soul. when all the workers of iniquity do flourislı: iti 20 Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship is that they shall be destroyed for ever:

with thee, which frameth mischief by a law ? 15 P


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