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were of old; lo, he doth send not those that seek thee be conout his voice, and that a migh- founded for my sake, O God ty voice.

of Israel. 34 Ascribe ye strength unto 7 Because for thy sake I have God: his excellency is over borne reproach ; shame hath Israel, and his strength is in the covered my face. clouds.

8 I am become a stranger unto 35 O God, thou art terrible my brethren, and an alien unto out of thy holy places : the my mother's children. God of Israel is he that giveth

9 For the zeal of thine house strength and power unto his hath eaten me up; and the repeople. Blessed be God. proaches of them that reproach

ed thee, are fallen upon me. PSALM LXIX.

10 When I wept, and chasten

ed my soul with fasting, that DAVID'S COMPLAINT IN AFFLICTION.

was to my reproach. To the chief Musician upon

11 I made sackcloth also my Shoshannim. A Psalm of Da- garment; and I became a provid.

verb to them. SAVE me, O God; for the 12 They that sit in the gate waters are come in unto my speak against me; and I was soul.

the song of the drunkards. 2 I sink in deep mire, where

13 But as for me, my prayer there is no standing : I am come is unto thee, O LORD, in an into deep waters, where the acceptable time: O God, in the floods overflow me.

multitude of thy mercy hear me, 3 I am weary of my crying: in the truth of thy salvation. my throat is dried : mine eyes 14 Deliver me out of the mire, fail while I wait for my God. and let me not sink : let me be

4 They that hate me without delivered from them that hate a cause are more than the hairs me, and out of the deep waof mine head : they that would ters. destroy me, being mine enemies 15 Let not the water-flood wrongfully, are mighty: then overflow me, neither let the I restored that which I took deep swallow me up, and let not away.

not the pit shut her mouth upon 5 O God, thou knowest my me. foolishness; and my sins are 16 Hear me, O LORD; for thy not hid from thee.

loving kindness is good : turn 6 Let not them that wait on unto me according to the multhee, O LORD God of hosts, titude of thy tender mercies. be ashamed for my sake: let 17 And hide not thy face from

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thy servant; for I am in trou. 29 But I am poor and sorrowble: hear me speedily.

ful : let thy salvation, O God, 18 Draw nigh unto my soul, set me up on high. and redeem it : deliver me be 30 I will praise the name of cause of mine enemies.

God with a song, and will mag19 Thou hast known my re nify him with thanksgiving. proach, and my shame, and my 31 This also shall please the dishonour : mine adversaries LORD better than an ox or bul. are all before thee.

lock that hath horns and hoofs. 20 Reproach hath broken my 32 The humble shall see this, heart; and I am full of heavi and be glad : and your heart ness; and I looked for some to shall live that seek God. take pity, but there was none;

33 For the LORD heareth the and for comforters, but I found poor, and despiseth not his pri

soners. 21 They gave me also gall for 34 Let the heaven and earth my meat; and in my thirst they praise him, the seas, and every gave me vinegar to drink. thing that moveth therein. 22 Let their table become a 35 For God will save Zion, snare before them and that and will build the cities of Ju. which should have been for their dah; that they may dwell there, welfare, let it become a trap. and have it in possession.

23 Let their eyes be darkened, 36 The seed also of his serthat they see not; and make vants shall inherit it: and they their loins continually to shake. that love his name shall dwell

24 Pour out thine indignation therein. upon them, and let thy wrathful anger take hold of them.

PSALM LXX. 25 Let their habitation be de

DAVID'S PRAYER FOR THE GODLY. solate ; and let none dwell in their tents.

Tothe chief Musician. A Psalm 26 For they persecute him of David to bring to rememwhom thou hast smitten; and brance. they talk to the grief of those MAKE haste, O God, to de. whom thou hast wounded. liver me; make haste to help me,

27 Add iniquity unto their ini. || O Lord. quity : and let them not come 2 Let them be ashamed and into thy righteousness.

confounded that seek after my 28 Let them be blotted out soul : let them be turned backof the book of the living, and ward, and put to confusion, not be written with the righte- that desire my hurt. OUS.

3 Let them be turned back for


a reward of their shame that


7 I am as a wonder unto many; Aha, aha.

but thou art my strong refuge. 4 Let all those that seek thee 8 Let my mouth be filled with rejoice and be glad in thee: and thy praise and with thy honour let such as love thy salvation all the day. say continually, Let God be 9 Cast me not off in the time magnified.

of old age; forsake me not when 5 But I am poor and needy : my strength faileth. make haste unto me, O God: 1o For mine enemies speak thou art my help and my deli- against me ; and they that lay verer: OLORD, make no tarry- wait for my soul take counsel ing.


11 Saying, God hath forsaken PSALM LXXI.

him : persecute and take him ;

for there is none to deliver him. DAVID'S PRAYER FOR PER

12 O God, be not far from me:

O my God, make haste for my IN thee, O LORD, do I put help. my trust: let me never be put 13 Let them be confounded to confusion.

and consumed that are adversa2 Deliver me in thy righteous-ries to my soul; let them be ness, and cause me to escape : covered with reproach and disincline thine ear unto me, and honour that seek my hurt.

14 But I will hope continual3 Be thou my strong habita- ly, and will yet praise thee more tion, whereunto I may continu- and more. ally resort : thou hast given 15 My mouth shall shew forth commandment to save me; for thy righteousness and thy sal. thou art my rock and my for- vation all the day; for I know tress.

not the numbers thereof. 4 Deliver me, O my God, out 16 I will go in the strength of the hand of the wicked, out of the Lord God: I will make of the hand of the unrighteous mention of thy righteousness, and cruel man.

even of thine only. 5 For thou art my hope, O 17 O God, thou hast taught Lord God: thou art my trust me from my youth: and hitherfrom my youth.

to have I declared thy wondrous 6 By thee have I been holden works. up from the womb : thou art he 18 Now also when I am old that took me out of my mother's and gray-headed, O God, forbowels : my praise shall be con-sake me not; until I have shewa tinually of thee.

ed thy strength unto this


save me.

every side.

ration, and thy power to every 4 He shall judge the poor of one that is to come.

the people, he shall save the 19 Thy righteousness also, o children of the needy, and shall God, is very high, who hast break in pieces the oppressor. done great things: O God, who 5 They shall fear thee as long is like unto thee

as the sun and moon endure, 20 Thou, which hast shewed throughout all generations. me great and sore troubles, 6 He shall come down like shalt quicken me again, and rain upon the mown grass : as shalt bring me up again from showers that water the earth. the depths of the earth.

7 In his days shall the righte21 Thou shalt increase my ous flourish; and abundance of greatness, and comfort me on peace so long as the moon endu

reth. 22 I will also praise thee with 8 He shall have dominion also the psaltery, even thy truth, 0 from sea to sea, and from the my God: unto thee will I sing river unto the ends of the earth. with the harp, O thou Holy One 9 They that dwell in the wil. of Israel.

derness shall bow before him; 23 My lips shall greatly re and his enemies shall lick the joice when I sing unto thee; dust. and my soul, which thou hast 10 The kings of Tarshish and redeemed.

of the isles shall bring presents: 24 My tongue also shall talk the kings of Sheba and Seba of thy righteousness all the day shall offer gifts. long: for they are confounded, 11 Yea, all kings shall fall for they are brought unto shame, down before him: all nations that seek my hurt.

shall serve him.

12 For he shall deliver the PSALM LXXII. needy when he crieth; the poor DAVID'S PRAYER FOR SOLOMON.

also, and him that hath no helpA Psalm for Solomon. 13 He shall spare the poor and GIVE the king thy judg- needy, and shall save the souls ments, O God, and thy righte- of the needy. ousness unto the king's son. 14 He shall redeem their soul

2 He shall judge thy people from deceit and violence : and with righteousness, and thy poor precious shall their blood be in with judgment.

his sight. 3 The mountains shall bring 15 And he shall live, and to peace to the people, and the him shall be given of the gold of little hills, by righteousness. of Sheba: prayer also shall be


made for him continually; and other men; neither are they daily shall he be praised. plagued like other men.

16 There shall be an handful 6 Therefore pride compasseth of corn in the earth upon the them about as a chain ; violence top of the mountains; the fruit covereth them as a garment. thereof shall shake like Leba 7 Their eyes stand out with non: and they of the city shall fatness: they have more than flourish like the grass of the heart could wish. earth.

8 They are corrupt, and speak 17 His name shall endure for wickedly concerning oppression: ever : his name shall be conti- || they speak loftily. nued as long as the sun: and 9 They set their mouth against men shall be blessed in him: all || the heavens, and their tongue nations shall call him bless walketh through the earth. ed.

10 Therefore his people return 18 Blessed be the LORD God, hither': and waters of a full cup the God of Israel, who only do are wrung out to them. eth wondrous things.

11 And they say, How doth 19 And blessed be his glorious | God know? and is there knowname for ever: and let the whole ledge in the most High? earth be filled with his glory: 12 Behold, these are the unAmen, and Amen.

godly, who prosper in the world; 20 The prayers of David the they increase in riches. son of Jesse are ended.

13 Verily I have cleansed my

heart in vain, and washed my PSALM LXXIII.

hands in innocency.

14 For all the day long have I THE RIGHTEOUS SUSTAINED.

been plagued, and chastened A Psalm of Asaph. every morning. TRULY God is good to Is 15 If I say, I will speak thus; rael, even to such as are of a behold, I should offend against clean heart.

the generation of thy children. 2 But as for me, my feet were 16 When I thought to know almost gone; my steps had well | this, it was too painful for me; nigh slipped.

17 Until I went into the sanc. 3 For I was envious at the tuary of God; then understood foolish, when I saw the prospe

I their end. rity of the wicked.

18 Surely thou didst set them 4 For there are no bands in in slippery places; thou castedst their death: but their strength them down into destruction. is firm.

19 How are they brought into 5 They are not in trouble as desolation, as in a moment! they

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