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may sing praise to thee, and not eye is consumed with grief, yea, be silent. O Lord my God, my soul and my belly. I will give thanks unto thee for 10 For my life is spent with ever.

grief, and my years with sigh

ing: my strength faileth bePSALM XXXI.

cause of mine iniquity, and my

bones are consumed. DAVID REJOICETH IN GOD'S

11 I was a reproach among all MERCY.

mine enemies, but especially To the chief Musician. A Psalm among my neighbours, and a of David.

fear to mine acquaintance: they IN thee, O LORD, do I put that did see me without fled from my trust ; let me never be ashamed : deliver me in thy 12 I am forgotten as a dead righteousness.

man out of mind : I am like a 2 Bow down thine ear to me; broken vessel. deliver me speedily : be thou 13 For I have heard the slanmy strong rock, for an house der of many : fear was on every of defence to save me.

side : while they took counsel 3 For thou art my rock and together against me, they demy fortress; therefore for thy vised to take away my life. name's sake lead me, and guide 14 But I trusted in thee, O me.

LORD : I said, Thou art my 4 Pull me out of the net that God. they have laid privily for me : 15 My times are in thy hand : for thou art my strength. deliver me from the hand of

5 Into thine hand I commitmine enemies, and from them my spirit : thou hast redeemed that persecute me. me, O LORD God of truth. 16 Make thy face to shine up6 I have hated them that re

e- || on thy servant : save me for gard lying vanities: but I trust thy mercies' sake. . in the LORD.

17 Let me not be ashamed, O 7 I will be glad and rejoice in LORD; for I have called upon thy mercy : for thou hast con thee: let the wicked be ashamsidered my trouble ; thou hast ed, and let them be silent in the known my soul in adversities; grave.

8 And hast not shut me up 18 Let the lying lips be put into the hand of the enemy :

to silence; which speak grievthou hast set my foot in a large ous things proudly and con

temptuously against the righte. 1,9 Have mercy upon me, O Lord, for I am in trouble: mine 19 Oh how great is thy good..'

room.

ous.

ness, which thou hast laid up || ture is turned into the drought for them that fear thee: which of summer. Selah. thou hast wrought for them that 5 I acknowledged my sin unto trust in thee before the sons of thee, and mine iniquity have I men!

not hid. I said, I will confess my 20 Thou shalt hide them in transgressions unto the LORD; the secret of thy presence from and thou forgavest the iniquity! the pride of man : thou shalt of my sin. Selah. keep them secretly in a pavilion 6 For this shall every one that from the strife of tongues. is godly pray unto thee in a time

21 Blessed be the LORD : for when thou mayest be found: he hath shewed me his marvel surely in the floods, of great lous kindness in a strong city. waters they shall not come nigh

22 For I said in my haste, I unto him. am cut off from before thine 7 Thou art my hiding place; eyes : nevertheless thou heard- | thou shalt preserve me from est the voice of my supplications trouble; thou shalt compass me when I cried unto thee.

about with songs of deliverance. 23 O love the LORD, all ye his Selah. saints : for the LORD presery- : 8 I will instruct thee, and teach eth the faithful, and plentifully thee in the way which thou rewardeth the proud doer. shalt

go: I will guide thee with 24 Be of good courage, and mine eye. he shall strengthen your heart, 9 Be ye not as the horse, or as all ye that hope in the LORD. the mule, which have no under

standing: whose mouth must PSALM XXXII.

be held in with bit and bridle,

lest they come near unto thee. WHO ARE BLESSED.

10 Many sorrows shall be to A Psalm of David. Maschil. the wicked: but he that trusteth

BLESSED is he whose trans- | in the LORD, mercy shall comgression is forgiven, whose sin | pass him about. is covered.

| 11 Be glad in the LORD, and 2 Blessed is the man unto rejoice, ye righteous: and shout whom the LORD imputeth not for joy, all

for joy, all ye that are upright in iniquity, and in whose spirit heart. there is no guile.

PSALM XXXIII. 3 When I kept silence, my bones waxed old; through my roaring all the day long.

REJOICE in the Lord, O 4 (For day and night thy hand ye righteous : for praise

is was heavy upon me ;) my mois-comely for the upright.

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2 Praise the LORD with harp: 15 He fashioneth their hearts sing unto him with the psaltery alike; he considereth all their and an instrument of ten strings. works.

3 Sing unto him a new song; 16 There is no king saved by play skilfully with a loud noise. the multitude of an host; a 4 For the word of the LORD is mighty man is not delivered by right; and all his works are done much strength. in truth.

17 An horse is a vain thing for 5 He loveth righteousness and safety: neither shall he deliver judgment: the earth is full of any by his great strength. the goodness of the LORD. 18 Behold, the eye of the

6 By the word of the LORD LORD is upon them that fear were the heavens made; and all him, upon them that hope in his the host of them by the breath mercy; of his mouth.

19 To deliver their soul from 7 He gathereth the waters of death, and to keep them alive in the sea together as an heap: he famine. layeth up the depth in store 20 Our soul waiteth for the houses.

LORD: he is our help and our 8 Let all the earth fear the shield. LORD: let all the inhabitants of 21 For our heart shall rejoice the world stand in awe of him. in him, because we have trusted

9 For he spake, and it was in his holy name. done ; he commanded, and it 22 Let thy mercy, O LORD, be stood fast.

upon us, according as we hope 10 The LORD bringeth the in thee. counsel of the heathen to nought: he maketh the devices of the PSALM XXXIV, people of none effect.

11 The counsel of the LORD standeth for ever, the thoughts of his heart to all generations. A Psalm of · David, when he

12 Blessed is the nation whose changed his behaviour before God is the LORD; and the peo Abimelech; who drove him ple whom he hath chosen for his away, and he departed. own inheritance.

I WILL bless the LORD at 13 The LORD looketh from all times : his praise shall conheaven; he beholdeth all the sonstinually be in my mouth. of men.

2 My soul shall make her boast 14 From the place of his habi- in the Lord: the humble shall tation he looketh upon all the hear thereof, and be glad. inhabitants of the earth.

3 O magnify the LORD with

THOSE ARE BLESSED WHO

TRUST IN GOD.

me, and let us exalt his name 17 The righteous cry, and the together.

LORD heareth, and delivereth 4 I sought the LORD, and he them out of all their troubles. heard me, and delivered me 18 The LORD is nigh unto from all my fears.

them that are of a broken heart; 5 They looked unto him, and and saveth such as be of a conwere lightened: and their faces trite spirit. were not ashamed.

19 Many are the afflictions of 6 This poor man cried and the the righteous: but the LORD LORD heard him, and saved him delivereth him out of them all. out of all his troubles.

20 He keepeth all his bones: 7 The angel of the Lord en- not one of them is broken. campeth round about them that 21 Evil shall slay the wicked: fear him, and delivereth them. and they that hate the righteous

8 O taste and see that the shall be desolate. LORD is good; blessed is the 22 The LORD redeemeth the man that trusteth in him.

soul of his servants: and none 9 O fear the LORD, ye his of them that trust in him shall saints: for there is no want to be desolate. them that fear him.

10 The young lions do lack, PSALM XXXV. and suffer hunger: but they that seek the LORD shall not want

OWN SAFETY. any good thing

11 Come, ye children, hearken A Psalm of David. unto me: I will teach you the PLEAD my cause, O Lord, fear of the LORD.

with them that strive with me : 12 What man is he that de- fight against them that fight sireth life, and loveth many days, | against me. that he may see good ?

2 Take hold of shield and 13 Keep thy tongue from evil, buckler, and stand up for mine and thy lips from speaking guile. help.

14 Depart from evil, and do 3 Draw out also the spear, and good; seek peace, and pursue stop the way against them that it.

persecute me: say unto my 15 The eyes of the Lord are soul, I am thy salvation. upon the righteous, and his ears 4 Let them be confounded and are open unto their

put to shame that seek after my 16 The face of the LORD is soul: let them be turned back against them that do evil, to cut and brought to confusion that off the remembrance of them devise my hurt. from the earth.

5 Let them be as chaff before

DAVID PRAYETH FOR HIS

cry.

the wind: and let the angel of they did tear me, and ceased the LORD chase them.

not: 6 Let their way be dark and 16 With hypocritical mockers slippery: and let the angel of in feasts, they gnashed upon me the Lord persecute them. with their teeth.

7 For without cause have they 17 LORD, how long wilt thou hid for me their net in a pit, look on? rescue my soul from which without cause they have their destructions, my darling digged for my soul.

from the lions. 8 Let destruction come upon 18 I will give thee thanks in the him at unawares; and let his net great congregation; I will praise that he hath hid, catch himself: thee among much people. into that very destruction let 19 Let not them that are mine him fall.

enemies wrongfully rejoice over 9 And my soul shall be joyful me; neither let them wink with in the LORD; it shall rejoice in the eye that hate me without a his salvation.

cause. 10 All my bones shall say, 2

20 For they speak not peace: Lord who is like unto thee, but they devise deceitful matwhich deliveredst the poor from ters against them that are quiet him that is too strong for him, in the land. yea, the poor and the needy 21 Yea, they opened their from him that spoileth him? mouth wide against me, and

11 False witnesses did rise up; said, Aha, aha, our eye hath they laid to my charge things seen it. that I knew not.

22 This thou hast seen, O 12 They rewarded me evil for LORD: keep not silence: 0 good, to the spoiling of my soul. Lord, be not far from me. 13 But as for me, when they 23 Stir up thyself, and awake were sick, my cloathing was to my judgment, even unto my sackcloth; I humbled my soul cause, my God and my LORD. with fasting; and my prayer re 24 Judge me, O LORD my turned into mine own bosom. God, according to thy righte

14 I behaved myself as though ousness : and let them not rehe had been my friend or brother: joice over me. I bowed down heavily, as one 25 Let them not say in their that mourneth for his mother. hearts, Ah, so would we have

15 But in mine adversity they it: let them not say, We have rejoiced, and gathered them- swallowed him up. selves together: yea, the abjects 26 Let them be ashamed and gathered themselves together brought to confusion together against me, and I knew it not; that rejoice at mine hurt; let

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