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them be clothed with shame and kindness, O God! therefore the dishonour that magnify them- children of men put their trust selves against me.

under the shadow of thy wings.
27 Let them shout for joy, and 8 They shall be abundantly
be glad, that favour my righte- satisfied with the fatness of thy
ous cause; yea, let them say house; and thou shalt make
continually, Let the Lord be them drink of the river of thy
magnified, which hath pleasure pleasures.
in the prosperity of his servant. 9 For with thee is the fountain

28 And my tongue shall speak of life; in thy light shall we see
of thy righteousness and of thy light.
praise all the day long.

10 Ocontinue thy loving-kind

ness unto them that know thee; PSALM XXXVI. and thy righteousness to the up

right in heart. THE EXCELLENCY OF GOD's

11 Let not the foot of pride MERCY.

come against me, and let not the To the chief Musician. A Psalm hand of the wicked remove me. of David the servant of the 12 There are the workers of LORD.

iniquity fallen; they are cast THE transgression of the down and shall not be able to wicked saith within my heart, rise. that there is no fear of God be.

PSALM XXXVII. 2 For he flattereth himself in his own eyes, until his iniquity be found to be hateful.

PATIENCE. 3 The words of his mouth are

A Psalm of David. iniquity and deceit; he hath left FRET not thyself because of off to be wise, and to do good. evil-doers, neither be thou en

4 He deviseth mischief upon vious against the workers of his bed; he setteth himself in a iniquity. way that is not good; he ab 2 For they shall soon be cut horreth not evil.

down like the grass, and wither 5 Thy mercy, O LORD, is in as the green herb. the heavens; and thy faithful 3 Trust in the LORD, and do ness reacheth unto the clouds. good ; so shalt thou dwell in

6 Thy righteousness is like the the land, and verily thou shalt great mountains; thy judgments be fed. are a great deep; O LORD, thou 4 Delight thyself also in the preservest man and beast. LORD; and he shall give thee 7 How excellent is thy loving- || the desires of thine heart.

fore his eyes.

DAVID PERSUADETH TO

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he shall bring it to pass.

riches of many wicked. 6 And he shall bring forth thy 17 For the arms of the wickrighteousness as the light, and ed shall be broken ; but the thy as

18 The LORD knoweth the patiently for him ; fret not thy days of the upright: and their self because of him who pros- inheritance shall be for ever. pereth in his way, because of 19 They shall not be ashamed the man who bringeth wicked in the evil time: and in the devices to pass.

days of famine they shall be 8 Cease from anger, and for satisfied. sake wrath : fret not thyself in

20 But the wicked shall peany wise to do evil.

rish, and the enemies of the 9 For evil doers shall be cut LORD shall be as the fat of off; but those that wait upon lambs; they shall consume, the LORD, they shall inherit the into smoke shall they consume earth.

away. 10 For yet a little while, and 21 The wicked borroweth, the wicked shall not be : yea, and payeth not again : but the thou shalt diligently consider righteous sheweth mercy, and his place, and it shall not be. giveth.

11 But the meek shall inherit 22 For such as be blessed of the earth ; and shall delight him shall inherit the earth ; themselves in the abundance of and they that be cursed of him peace.

shall be cut off. 12 The wicked plotteth against 23 The steps of a good man the just, and gnasheth upon him are ordered by the LORD: and with his teeth.

he delighteth in his way. 13 The Lord shall laugh at 24 Though he fall

, he shall him ; for he seeth that his day | not be utterly cast down : for is coming

the Lord upholdeth him with 14 The wicked have drawn his hand. out the sword, and have bent 25 I have been young, and their bow, to cast down the now am old; yet have I not poor and needy, and to slay seen the righteous forsaken, such as be of upright conver nor his seed begging bread. sation.

26 He is ever merciful, and 15 Their sword shall enter lendeth; and his seed is blessinto their own heart, and their ed. bows shall be broken.

27 Depart from evil, and do

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VOL. II.

ever.

PASSION.

good ; and dwell for ever- | righteous is of the LORD; he more.

is their strength in the time of 28 For the LORD loveth judg, trouble. ment, and forsaketh not his 40 And the LORD shall help saints; they are preserved for them, and deliver them; he ever ; but the seed of the wick- shall deliver them from the ed shall be cut off.

wicked, and save them, because 29 The righteous shall inherit they trust in him. the land, and dwell therein for

PSALM XXXVIII. 30 The mouth of the righte

DAVID MOVETH GOD TO COMous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judgment.

31 The law of his God is in A Psalm of David, to bring to his heart; none of his steps

remembrance. shall slide.

O LORD, rebuke me not in 32 The wicked watcheth the thy wrath ; neither chasten me righteous, and seeketh to slay in thy hot displeasure. him.

2 For thine arrows stick fast 33 The LORD will not leave in me, and thy hand presseth him in his hand, nor condemn me sore. him when he is judged.

3 There is no soundness in 34 Wait on the LORD, and my flesh, because of thine anger; keep his way, and he shall ex- neither is there any rest in my “ alt thee to inherit the land : bones because of my sin. when the wicked are cut off, 4 For mine iniquities are gone thou shalt see it.

over mine head; as an heavy 35 I have seen the wicked in burden they are too heavy for great power, and spreading bimself like a green bay-tree : 5 My wounds stink and are

36 Yet he passed away, and, corrupt, because of my foolishlo, he was not: yea, I soughtness. him, but he could not be 6 I am troubled ; I am bowed found.

down greatly ; I go mourning 37 Mark the perfect man, and all the day long. behold the upright; for the end 7 For my loins are filled with of that man is peace.

a loathsome disease : and there 38 But the transgressors shall is no soundness in my flesh. be destroyed together; the end 8 I am feeble and sore broken; of the wicked shall be cut I have roared by reason of the off.

disquietness of my heart. 39 But the salvation of the 9 Lord, all my desire is be

me.

me.

THOUGHTS.

fore thee; and my groaning is 21 Forsake me not, O LORD: not hid from thee.

O my God, be not far from 10 My heart panteth, my strength faileth me; as for the 22 Make haste to help me, O light of mine eyes, it also is LORD my salvation. gone from me.

11 My lovers and my friends PSALM XXXIX. stand aloof from my sore ; and

DAVID'S CARE OF HIS my kinsmen stand afar off.

12 They also that seek after my life lay snares for me: and To the chief Musician, even to they that seek my hurt speak Jeduthun. A Psalm of David. . mischievous things, and ima I SAID, I will take heed to gine deceits all the day long. my ways, that I sin not with 13 But I, as a deaf man, my tongue: I will keep my heard not; and I was as a mouth with a bridle, while the dumb man that openeth not his wicked is before me. mouth.

2 I was dumb with silence, I 14 Thus I was as a man that held my peace, even from good; heareth not, and in whose and my sorrow was stirred. mouth are no reproofs.

3 My heart was hot within 15 For in thee, O Lord, do me, while I was musing, the I hope: thou wilt hear, O LORD fire burned: then spake I with

my tongue. 16 For I said, Hear me, lest 4 LORD, make me to know otherwise they should rejoice mine end, and the measure of over me: when my foot slip- my days, what it is; that I may peth, they magnify themselves know how frail I am. against me.

5 Behold, thou hast made my 17 For I am ready to halt, days as an hand-breadth, and and my sorrow is continually mine age is as nothing before before me.

thee: verily every man at his 18 For I will declare mine ini best state is altogether vanity. quity; I will be sorry

sin. || Selah. 19 But mine enemies are live 6 Surely every man walketh ly, and they are strong: and in a vain shew : surely they are they that hate me wrongfully disquieted in vain : he heapeth are multiplied.

up riches, and knoweth not who 20 They also that render evil shall gather them. for good are mine adversaries; 7 And now, LORD, what wait because I follow the thing that I for? my hope is in thee. good is.

8 Deliver me from all my

my God.

for my

were.

transgressions : make me not maketh the LORD his trust, the reproach of the foolish. and respecteth not the proud,

9 I was dumb, I opened not my nor such as turn aside to lies. mouth; because thou didst it. 5 Many, O LORD my God,

10 Remove thy stroke away are thy wonderful works which from me: I am consumed by thou hast done, and thy thoughts the blow of thine hand.

which are to us-ward: they can11 When thou with rebukes not be reckoned

up

in order dost correct man for iniquity, unto thee: if I would declare thou makest his beauty to con and speak of them, they are sume away like a moth: surely more than can be numbered. every man is vanity. Selah. 6 Sacrifice and offering thou

12 Hear my prayer, O LORD, didst not desire; mine ears hast and give ear unto my cry; hold thou opened: burnt-offering and not thy peace at my fears : for sin-offering hast thou not reI am a stranger with thee, and quired. a sojourner, as all my fathers 7 Then said I, Lo, I come :

in the volume of the book it is 13 O spare me, that I may re

written of me, cover i

strength, before I go 8 I delight to do thy will, o hence, and be no more.

my God; yea, thy law is with.

in my heart. PSALM XL.

9 I have preached righteousness in the great congregation: lo, I have not refrained my lips,

O LORD, thou knowest. To the chief Musician. A Psalm 10 I have not hid thy righteof David.

ousness within my heart; I I WAITED patiently for the have declared thy faithfulness LORD: and he inclined unto and thy salvation: I have not me, and heard my cry.

concealed thy loving kindness 2 He brought me up also out and thy truth from the great of an horrible pit, out of the congregation. miry clay, and set my feet upon

11 Withhold not thou thy tena rock, and established my go

der mercies from me, O LORD: ings.

let thy loving kindness and thy 3 And he hath put a new song truth continually preserve me. in my mouth, even praise unto

12 For innumerable evils have our God: many shall see it, and compassed me about; mine inifear, and shall trust in the quities have taken hold upon Lord.

me, so that I am not able to 4 Blessed is that man that look up; they are more than

OBEDIENCE THE BEST SACRI

FICE.

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