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The virtue of God's blessing.
A repetition of God's promises 2 Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and that watch for the morning: I say, more than our tongue with singing: then said they among they that watch for the morning. the heathen, The LORD hath done great things 7 Let Israel hope in the LORD: for with the for them.
LORD there is mercy, and with him is plenteous 3 The LORD hath done great things for us; redemption. whereof we are glad.
| 8 And he shall redeem Israel from all his ini. 4 Turn again our captivity, O LORD, as the quities. streams in the south.
PSALM CXXXI. 5 '1'hey that sow in tears shall reap in joy.
David professeth his humility. 6 He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing pre-i.
A Song of degrees of David. cious seed, shall doubtless come again with re- T ORD, my heart is not haughty, nor mine eyes joicing, bringing his sheaves with him.
lofty: neither do I exercise myself in great PSALM CXXVII.
matters. or in things too high for me. Good children are God's gift.
2 Surely I have behaved and quieted myself as TA Song of degrees for Solomon. la child that is weaned of his mother, my soul AXCEPT the LORD build the house, they la- is even as a weaned child. M bour in vain that build it : except the LORD 3 Let Israel hope in the LORD from henceforth keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain. and for ever. 2 It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up
PSALM CXXXU. late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth
David's zealous care for the ark. his beloved sleep.
A Song of degrees. 3 Lo, children are a heoitage of the LORD: and T ORD, remember David, and all his afflictions: the fruit of the womb is his reward.
D 2 How he sware unto the LORD, and vowed 4 As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; unto the mighty God of Jacob; 60 are children of the youth.
| 3 Surely I will not come into the tabernacle of 5 flappy is the man that hath his quiver full of my house, nor go up into my bed; them : they shall not be ashamed, but they shall) 4 ) will not give sleep to mine eyes, or slumber speak with the enemies in the gate.
to mine eyelids, PSALM CXXVII.
| 5 Until I find out a place for the LORD, a habi• Blessings that attend the godly.
tation for the mighty God of Jacob. A Song of degrees.
6 Lo, we heard of it at Ephratah: we found it DLESSED is every one that feareth the LORD; in the fields of the wood. D that walketh in his ways.
. 7 We will go into his tabernaclcs: we will wore 2 For thou shalt eat the labour of thy hands: ship at his footstool. happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee. 8 Arise, O LORD, into thy rest ; thou, and the
3 Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides ark of thy strength. of thy house: thy children like olive-plants round 9 Let thy priests be clothed with righteousness; about thy table.
land let thy saints shout for joy. 4 Bchold, that thus shall the man be blessed 10 For thy scrvant David's sake turn not away that feareth the LORD.
the face of thine anointed. 5 The LORD shall bless thee cut of Zion: and 11 The Lord hath sworn in truth unto David; thou shalt see the good of Jerusalem all the days he will not turn from it; Of the fruit of thy body of thy life.
will I set upon thy throne. 6 Yea, thou shalt see thy children's children, 12 If thy children will kcep my covenant and and peace upon Israel.
my testimony that I shall teach them; their chilPSALM CXXIX.
dren also shall sit upon thy throne for evermore. God's goodness to Israel.
13 For the LORD hath chosen Zion; he hath 1 A Song of degrees.
desired it for his habitation, M ANY a time have they afflicted me from 14 This is my rest for ever: here will I dwell : II my youth, may Israel now say:
for I have desired it. 2 Many a time have they amicted me from my 15 I will abundantly bless her provision: I will youth: yet they have not prevailed against me. satisfy her poor with bread.
3 The ploughers ploughed upon my back: they| 16 I will also clothe her priests with salvation, made long their furrows.
and her saints shall shout aloud for joy. 4 The Lord is righteous: he hath cut asunder 17 There will I make the horn of David to bid: the cords of the wicked.
I have ordained a lamp for mine anointed. 5 Let them all be confounded and turned back) 18 His enemies will I clothe with shame: but that hate Zion.
Jupon himself shall his crown flourish. 6 Let them be as the grass upon the house-tops,
PSALM CXXXIII. which withereth atore it groweth up:
of unity among brethren. 7 Wherewith the inower filleth not his hand :
NA Song of degrees of David. nor he that bindeth sheaves his bosom.
IDEHOLD, how good and how plcasant it is 8 Neitlier do they which go by, say, T'he bless-D for brethren to dwell together in unity! ing of the LORD be upon you: we bless you in 2 It is like the precious ointment upon the head, the name of the LORD).
that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron's PSALM CXXX.
Leard : that went down to the skirts of his gar. 7'he psalmist's hope in prayer. Iments; 11 A Song of degrees.
3 As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that OUT of the depths have I cried unto thee, O descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there
the LORD commanded the blessing, even life for 2 LORD, hear my voice: let thine ears be atten-Levermore, live to the voice of my supplications.
PSALM CXXXIV. 3 If thou, LORD, shouldest mark iniquities, O
An exhortation to bless God. LORD, who shall stand ?
A Song of degrees. 4 But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou REHOLD, bless yethe LORD, all ye servants of mayest be feared.
D the LORD, which by night stand in the house 5 I wait for the LORD, my soul doth wait, and of the LORD. in his word do I hope.
21.ift up your hands in the sanctuary, and bless 6 My sou waitech for the LORD more than they the LORD.
desif or the LORD ha
my youth we have they aliicted
The danity of idols.
Edom and Babylon cursed 3 The LORD that made heaven and earth bless 15 But overthrew Pharaoh and his host in the three out of Zion.
Red sea : for his mercy endureth for ever.
16 To him which led his people through the An exhortation to praise God.
wilderness: for his mercy endureth for ever. DRAISE ye the LORD. Praise ye the name of the 17 To him which smore great kings: for his I LORD: praise him, O yeservants of the LORD. mercy endureth for ever:
2 Ye that stand in the house of the LORD, in 18 And slew famous kings: for his piercy enthe courts of the house of our God,
dureth for ever: 3 Praise the LORD; for the LORD is good; sing 19 Sihon king of the Amorites: for his micrcy praises unto his name ; for it is pleasant. endureth for ever:
4 For the Lord hath chosen Jacob unto him- 20 And Og the king of Bashan: for his mercy self, and Israel for his peculiar treasure. endureth for ever:
5 For I know that the LORD is great, and that 21 And gave their land for a heritage: for his our Lord is above all gods.
mercy endureth for ever: 6 Whatsoever the LORD pleased, that did he in 22 Even a heritage unto Israel his servant: for heaven, and in earth, in the seas, and all deep his mercy endureth for ever. places.
23 Who remenbered us in our low estate: for 7 Hecauseth the vapours to ascend from the ends his mercy endureth for ever. of the earth; he maketh lightnings for the rain ;/ 24 And bath redeemed us from our enemies: he bringeth the wind out of his treasuries : for his mercy endureth for ever.
8 Who sinote the first-born of Egypt, both of 25 Who giveth food to all flesh: for his mcrcy man and beast :
endureth for ever, 9 Who sent tokens and wonders into the midst 26 O give thanks unto the God of heaven: for of thee, O Egypt, upon Pharaoh, and upon all his his mercy endureth for ever. servants :
PSALM CXXXVII. 10 Who smote great nations, and slew mighty
The Jews' constancy, &c. kings;
IDY the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, 11 Sihon king of the Amorites, and Og king of D yea, we wept, when we remenbered Zion. Bashan, and all the kingdonis of Canaan : | 2 We hanged our harps upon the willows in the
12 And gave their land for a heritage, a heri-midst thereof. tage unto Israel his people.
| 3 For there they that carried us away captive 13 Thy name, O Lord, endureth for ever; and required of us a song; and they that wasted as thy memorial, O LORD, throughout all generations. required of us mirth, saying, Sing us one of the
14 For the LORD will judge his people, and he songs of Zion. will repent himself concerning his servants. 4 How shall we sing the LORD's song in a
15 The idols of the heathen are silver and gold, strange land ? the work of men's hands.
| 5 18 I forget thee, O Jerusalein, let my right 16 They have mouths, but they speak not; eyes hand forget her cunning. have they, but they see not;
| 6 If I do not remember thee, let my tongue 17 They have ears, but they hear not; neither cleave to the roof of my mouth; if I prefer not is there any breath in their mouths.
Jerusalem above my chief joy. 18 They that make them are like unto them: 80 7 Remember, O LORD, the children of Edom in is every one that trusteth in them.
the day of Jerusalemn; who said, Rase it, rase ito 19 Bless the LORD, O house of Israel : bless the even to the foundation thereof. JORD, O house of Aaron:
8 O daughter of Babylon, who art to be de20 Bless the LORD, O house of Levi: ye that stroyed; happy skall he be, that rewardeth thee fear the LORD, bless the LORD.
as thou hast served us. 21 Blessed be the LORD Out of Zion, which dwell- 9 Happy shall he be that taketh and dasheth thy eth at Jerusalem. Praise ye the LORD.
llittle ones against the stones.
Thc psalmist praiseth God.
TA Psalm of David. for his mercy endureth for ever.
T WILL praise thee with my whole heart: be20 give thanks unto the God of gods: for his I fore the gods will I sing praise unto thee. mercy endureth for ever.
| 2 ( will worship toward thy holy temple, and 30 give thanks to the LORD of lords: for his praise thy name for thy loving-kindness and for mercy endureth for ever.
Jihy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word 4 To him who alone doeth great wonders : for above all thy name. his mercy endureth for ever.
3 in the day when I cried thou answeredst nie, 5 To him that by wisdom made the heavens: for and strengthenedst me with strength in my soul. his mercy endureth for ever.
14 All the kings of the earth shall praise thee, 6 To him that stretched out the earth above the O LORD, when they hear the words of thy mouth. waters: for his mercy endureth for ever.
5 Yea, they shall sing in the ways of the LORD: 7 To him that made great lights: for his mercy for great is the glory of the LORD. endurctk for ever:
6 Though the LORD be high, yet hath he re8 The sun to rule by day: for his mercy endu-spect unto the lowly: but the proud he knoweth reth for ever:
afar off. 9 The moon and stars to rule by night: for his 7 Though I walk in the midst of trouble, thou mercy endureth for ever.
wilt revive me: thou shalt stretch forth thy hand 10 To him that smote Egypt in their first-born: against the wrath of mine enemies, and thy right for his mercy endureth for ever:
hand shall save me. u And brought out Israel from among them: 8 The LORD will perfect that which concerneth for his mercy endureth for ever:
me: thy mercy, O LORD, endureth for ever: for12 With a strong hand, and with a stretched sake not the works of thine own hands. out arm: for his mercy endureth for ever.
PSALM CXXXIX. 13 To him which divided the Red sea intol
God's all-seeing providence. parts: for his mercy endureth for ever:
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. 14 And made Israel to pass through the midst o LORD, thou hast searched me, and known of it: for his mercy endureth for ever:
Danid defieth the wicked.
He layeth his suit before God 2 Thou knowest my down-sitting and mine un-I be cast into the firs rising, thou understandest iny thought afar off. rise not up again.
3 Thou compassest my path and my lying I Let not an evil speaker be established in the down, and art acquainted with all my ways. earth: evil shall hunt the violent man to over
4 For there is not a word in my tongue, but lo, throw him. O LORD, thou knowest it altogether.
| 12 I know that the LORD will maintain the 5 Thou hast beset me behind and before, and cause of the afflicted, and the right of the poor. laid thy hand upon me.
13Surely the righteous shall give thanks unto thy 6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it name: the upright shall dwell in tly presence. is high, I cannot attain unto it.
PSALM CXLI. 7 Whither shall I go from thy Spirit? or whither
David's prayer for acceptance. shall I flee from thy presence ?
TA Psalm of David. 8 If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: T ORD, I cry unto thee: make haste unto me; if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. I give ear unto my voice, when I cry unto thee.
9 If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell| 2 Let my prayer be set forth before thee as inin the uttermost parts of the sea;
cense; and the lifting up of my hands as the 10 Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy evening sacrifice. right hand shall hold me.
3 Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth; kecp il If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; the door of my lips. even the night shall be light about me.
4 Incline not my heart to any evil thing, to 12 Yca, the darkness hideth not from thee; but practise wicked works with men that work inithe night shineth as the day : the darkness and quity: and let me not eat of their dainties. the light are both alike to thee.
5 Let the righteous smite me; it shall be 3 13 For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast kindness: and let him reprove me; it shall be an covered me in my mother's womb.
excellent oil, which shall not break my head: for 14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and yet my prayer also shall be in their calamities. wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works : 6 When their judges are overthrown in stony and that my soul knoweth right well.
places, they shall hear my words; for they aro 15 My substance was not hid from thee, when sweet. I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in 7 Our bones are scattered at the grave's mouth, the lowest parts of the earth.
as when one cutteth and cleaveth wood upon the 16 Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being earth. unperfect; and in thy book all my members were 8 But mine eyes are unto thee, O God the Lord: written, which in continuance were fashioned, in thee is my trust; leave got my soul destitute. when as yet there was none of them.
1 9 Keep me from the snare which they have laid 17 How precious also are thy thoughts unto for me, and the gins of the workers of iniquity. me, O God! how great is the sum of them! | 10 Let the wicked fall into their own nets,
18 If I should count them, they are more in whilst that I withal escape. number than the sand: when I awake, I am
PSALM CXLII. still with thee.
David's comfort in prayer. 19 Surely thou wilt slay the wicked, O God: 1 Maschil of David; Å Prayer when he was in depart from me therefore, ye bloody men.
the cave. 20 For they speak against thee wickedly, and! I CRIED unto the LORD with my voice; with thine enemies take thy name in vain.
I my voice unto the LORD did I niake my sup21 Do not I hate them, O LORD, that hate thce ? plication. and am not I grieved with those that rise up 2 I poured out my complaint before him ; ! against thee?
shewed before him my trouble. 22 I hate them with perfect hatred : I count 3 When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, them mine enemies.
then thou knewest my path. In the way wherein 23 Search me, O God, and know my he t: try I walked have they privily laid a snare for me. me, and know my thoughts:
| 4 I looked on my right hand, and beheld, but 24 And see if there be any wicked way in
ricked way in me, there was no man that would know me: refuge and lead me in the way everlasting.
failed me; no man cared for my soul. PSALM CXL.
5 I cried unto thee, O LORD: I said, Thou art David prayeth against his enemies. my refuge and my portion in the land of the living.
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. 6 Attend unto my cry; for I am brought very DELIVER me, O LORD, from the evil man: low: deliver me from my persecutors; for they preserve me from the violent man;
are stronger than I. 2 Which imagine mischiefs in their heart; con-| 7 Bring my soul out of prison, that I may praise tinually are they gathered together for war. thy name: the righteous shall compass me about;
3 They have sharpened their tongues like a ser- for thou shalt deal bountifully with me. pent: adders' poison is under their lips. Selah.
PSALM CXLIII. 4 Keep me, O LORD, from the hands of the
David praycth for favour. wicked; preserve me from the violent raan;
TA Psalm of David. who have purposed to overthrow my goings. ITTEAR my prayer, O LORD, give ear to my
5 The proud have hid a snare for me, and I supplications: in thy faithfulness answer cords; they have spread a net by the way side; me, and in thy righteousness. they liave set gins for me. Selah.
2 And enter not intojudgment with thy servant: 6 I said unto the LORD, Thou art my God : for in thy sight shall no man living be justified. hear the voice of my supplications, O LORD. 3 For the enemy hath persecuted my soul; he 70 GoD the Lord, the strength of my salvation, hath smitten my life down to the ground; he thou hast covered my head in the day of battle. hath made me to dwell in darkness, as those that -8 Grant not, O LORD, the desires of the wick-have been long dead. cd: further not his wicked device; lest they 4 Therefore is my spirit overwhelmed within cxalt themselves. Selah.
me; my heart within me is desolate. 9 As for the head of those that compass me 5 I remember the days of o!d, I meditate on all about, let the mischief of their own lips cover thy works; I muse on the work of thy hands.
16 I stretch forth my hands unto thee: my soul 10 Let burning coals fall upon them; let them thirstcth after thee, as a thirsty land. Selab.
David prayeth for grace and deliverance. PSALMS. He praiseth God for his goodness
7 Hear me speedily, O LORD: my spirit faileth:18 The LORD is gracious, and full of compassion; hide not thy face from me, lest I be like unto slow to anger, and of great mercy. them that go down into the pit.
| 9 The LORD is good to all : and his tender mer. 8 Cause me to hear thy loving-kindness in the cies are over all his works. morning; for in thee do I trust : cause me to 10 All thy works shall praise thee, O LORD: know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift and thy saints shall bless thee. up my soul unto thee.
11 They shall speak of the glory of thy king9 Deliver me, O LORD, from mine enemies : Idom, and talk of thy power; flee unto thee to hide me.
| 12 To make known to the sons of men his 10 Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my mighty acts, and the glorious majesty of his God: thy Spirit is good; lead me into the land kingdom. of uprightness.
| 13 Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and u Quicken me, O Lord, for thy name's sake: thy dominion endureth througbout all generafor thy righteousness' sake bring my soul out of tions. trouble.
| 14 The LORD upholdeth all that fall, and rais12 And of thy mercy cut off mine enemies, and eth up all those that be bowed down. destroy all them that afflict my soul; for I an 15 The eyes of all wait upon thee: and thou tiy servant.
givest them their meat in die season. PSALM CXLIV.
| 16 Thou openest thy hand, and satisfiest the David blesseth God for protection. desire of every living thing." 1 A Psalm of David.
| 17 The LORD is righteous in all his ways, and DLESSED be the LORD my strength, which holy in all his works.
teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers 18 The LORD is nigh unto all them that call to fight;
upon him, to all that call upon him in truth. 2 My goodness, and my fortress, my high tower, 19 He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him: and my deliverer; my shield, and he in whom I he also will hear their cry, and will save them. trust; who subdueth my people under me. I 20 The LORD preserveth all them that love
3 LORD, what is man, that ihou takest know-him: but all the wicked will he destroy. ledge of him! or the son of man, that thou 21 My mouth shall speak the praise of the LORD: makest account of him!
and let all flesh bless his holy name for ever and 4 Man is like to vanity: his days are as a sever. shadow that passeth away.
PSALM CXLVI. 5 Bow thy heavens, O LORD, and come down:
David voweth perpetual praise. touch the mountains, and they shall smoke. PRAISE ye the LORD. Praise the LORD, O
6 Cast forth lightning, and scatter them: shoot1 my soul. out thine arrows, and destroy them.
2 While I live will I praise the LORD: I will 7 Send thy hand from above; rid me, and de-sing praises unto my God while I have any being. liver me out of great waters, from the hand of 3 Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son strange children;
of man, in whom there is no help. 8 Whose mouth speaketh vanity, and their 4 His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his right hand is a right hand of falsehood.
earth; in that very day his thoughts perish. 9 I will sing a new song unto thee, O God: 5 Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for upon a psaltery and an instrument of ten stringshis help, whose hope is in the LORD his God: will I sing praises unto thee. .
6 Which made heaven, and earth, the sea, and 10 It is he that giveth salvation unto kings: all that therein is : which keepeth truth for ever: who delivereth David his servant from the hurt-! 7 Which executeth judgment for the oppresful sword.
sed: which giveth food to the hungry. The 11 Rid me, and deliver me from the hand of LORD looseth the prisoners: strange children, whose mouth speaketh vanity, 8 The LORD openeth the eyes of the blind : the and their right hand is a right hand of falsehood: LORD raiseth them that are bowed down: tho
12 That our sons may be as plants grown up in LORD loveth the righteous: their youth; that our daughters may be as cor- 9 The LORD preserveth the strangers; he re. ner-stones, polished after the similitude of a lieveth the fatherless and widow: but the way palace:
of the wicked he turneth upside down. 13 That our garners may be full, affording a 11 10 The LORD shall reign for ever, even thy God, manner of store; that our sheep may bring forth | Zion, unto all generations. Praise ye the LORD. thousands and ten thousands in our streets:
PSALM CXLVII. 14 That our oxen may be strong to labour; that|
An exhortation to praise God. there be no breaking in, nor going out; that there DRAISE ye the LORD: for it is good to sing be no complaining in our streets.
I praises unto our God; for it is pleasant ; 15 Happy is that people, that is in such a case: and praise is comely. yea, happy is that people, whose God is the LORD. 2 The LORD doth build up Jerusalem : he PSALM CXLV.
Igathereth together the outcasis of Israel.
3 He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth 1 David's Psalm of praise.
up their wounds. I WILL extol thec, my God, o King; and I 4 He telleth the number of the stars ; he calleth I will bless thy name for ever and ever. them all by their names. 2 Every day will I bless thee; and I will praise 5 Great is our Lord, and of great power : his thy name for ever and ever.
understanding is infinite. 3 Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised : 6 The LORD lifteth up the meek: he casteth and his greatness is unsearchable.
the wicked down to the ground. 4 One generation shall praise thy works to ar | 7 Sing unto the LORD with thanksgiving; sing other, and shall declare thy mighty acts. praise upon the harp unto our God:
5 I will speak of the glorious honour of thy 8 Who covereth the heaven with clouds, who majesty, and of thy wondrous works.
I prepareth rain for the earth, who maketh grass 6 And men shall speak of the might of thy ter- to grow upon the mountains. rible acts: and I will declare thy greatness. 9 He giveth to the beast his food, and to the
7 They shall abundantly utter the memory of thy young ravens which cry. great goodness, and shall sing of thyrighteousness. 10 He delighteth not in the strength of the horse :
Exhortations to praise God.
PROVERBS. All things exhorted to praise Gou he taketh not pleasure in the legs of a man.| 12 Both young men, and maidens; old men,
11 The Lord taketh pleasure in them that fear and children: him, in those that hope in his mercy.
13 Let them praise the name of the LORD: for 12 Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem ; praise thy his name alone is excellent; his glory is above God, o Zion.
the earth and heaven. 13 For he hath strengthened the bars of thy 14 He also exalteth the horn of his people, the gates; he hath blessed ihy children within thee.praise of all his saints ; ecen of the children of Is
14 He maketh peace in thy borders, and filleth racl, a people near unto him. Praise yethe LORD. thee with the finest of the wheat. 15 He sendeth forth his commandment upon
An exhortation to praise God. earth: his word runneth very swiftly.
DRAISE ye the LORD. Sing unto the LORD 16 He giveth snow like wool: he scattereth the|1 a new song, and his praise in the congregahoar-frost like ashes.
tion of saints. 17 He casteth forth his ice like morsels: who 2 Let Israel rejoice in him that made him: let can stand before his cold?
the children of Zion be joyful in their King. 18 lle sendeth out his word, and melteth them :) 3 Let them praise his name in the dance : let he canseth his wind to blow, and the waters flow. them sing praises unto him with the timbrel and
19 tle sheweth his word unto Jacob, his sta- harp. tutes and his judgments unto Israel.
4 For the LORD taketh pleasure in his people : 20 He hath not dealt so with any nation: and he will beautify the meek with salvation. as for his judgments, they have not known 5 Let the saints be joyful in glory : let them tiem. Praise ye the LORD.
sing aloud upon their beds. PSALM CXLVIII.
6 Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, God is to be praised.
land a two-edged sword in their hand; DRAISE ye the LORD. Praise ye the LORD 7 To execute vengeance upon the heathen, and I from the heavens: praise him in the heights. punishments upon the people;
2 Praise ye him, all his angels: praise ye him, 8 To bind their kings with chains, and their all his hosts.
nobles with fetters of iron; 3 Praise ye him, sun and moon: praise him, all 9 To execute upon them the judgment written: ye stars of light.
this honour have all his saints. Praise ye the 4 Praise him, ye heavens of heavens, and ye LORD. waters that be above the heavens.
PSALM CL. 5 Let them praise the name of the LORD: for
God is to be praised, &c. he commanded, and they were created. DRAISE ye the LORD. Praise God in his
6 He hath also estab ished them for ever and T sanctuary : praise him in the firmament of ever: he hath made a decree which shall not pass. his power.
7 Praise the LORD from the earth, ye dragons 2 Praise him for his mighty acts : praise him and all deeps:
according to his excellent greatness. 8 Fire, and hail; snow, and vapour : stormy 3 Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: wind fulfilling his word:
praise hin with the psaltery and harp. 9 Mountains, and all hills: fruitful trees, and 4 Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise all cedars:
him with stringed instruments and organs. 10 Beasts, and all cattle; creeping things, and 5 Praise him upon the loud cymbals : praise flying fowl:
him upon the high-sounding cymbals. il Kings of the earth, and all people; princes, 6 Let every thing that hath breath praise the and all judges of the earth:
(LORD. Praise ye the LORD.
I The PROVERBS.
| 14 Cast in thy lot among us; let us all have The use of the proverbs.
one purse: THE proverbs of Solomon the son of David, 15 My son walk not thou in the way with them; 1 king of Israel;
(refrain thy foot from their path : 2 To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive 16 For their feet run to evil, and make haste the words of understanding;
to shed blood: 3 To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, 17 Surely in vain the net is spread in the sight and judgment, and equity;
of any bird. 4 To give subtilty to the simple, to the young 18 And they lay wait for their own blood; they man knowledge and discretion.
lurk privily for their own lives. 5 A wise man will hear, and will increase 19 So are the ways of every one that is greedy learning; and a man of understanding shall at- of gain; which taketh away the life of the owltain unto wise counsels:
Ters thereof. 6 To understand a proverb, and the interpreta- 20 1 Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her tion: the words of the wise, and their dark sayings. voice in the streets: 79 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of 21 She crieth in the chief place of concourse, knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and in- in the openings of the gates: in the city she struction.
uttereth her words, saying, 8 My son, hear the instruction of thy father, | 22 How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simand forsake not the law of thy mother: Tplicity ? and the scorners delight in their scorn
9 For they shall be an ornament of grace untoling and fools hate knowledge ? thy head, and chains about thy neck.
| 23 Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour 10 My son, if sinners entice thee, consent out iny spirit unto you, I will make known my thou not..
11 If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait 24 Because I have called and ye refused; I have for blood, let us lurk privily for the innocentistretched out my hand, and no man regarded; without cause:
25 But ye have set at nought all my counsel, 12 Let us swallow them up alive as the grave:land would none of my reproof: and whole, as those that go down into the pit :) 26 I also will laugh at your calamity: I will
13 We shall find all precious substance, we mock when your fear comcth; sball fill our houses with spoil:
| 27 When your fear cometh as desolation, and
thee, consent Guards unto you, ve called and y