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3 Because of the voice of the gether, and walked unto the enemy, because of the oppres- house of God in company. sion of the wicked: for they

15 Let death seize upon them, cast iniquity upon me, and in and let them go down quick inwrath they hate me.

to hell : for wickedness is in 4 My heart is sore pained their dwellings, and ainong within me : and the terrors of them. death are fallen upon me.

16 As for me, I will call upon 5 Fearfulness and trembling God : and the Lord shall save are come upon me, and horror me. hath overwhelmed me;

17 Evening, and morning, and 6 And I said, Oh that I had at noon, will I pray, and cry wings like a dove! for then aloud : and he shall hear my would I fly away, and be at rest. voice.

7 Lo, then would I wander far 18 He hath delivered my soul off, and remain in the wilder- in peace from the battle that ness. Selah.

was against me : for there were 8 I would hasten my escape

many with me. from the windy storm and tem 19 God shall hear, and afflict pest.

them, even he that abideth of 9 Destroy, O Lord, and di. old. Selah. Because they have vide their tongues : for I have no changes, therefore they fear seen violence and strife in the not God. city.

20 He hath put forth his hands 10 Day and night they go a against such as be at peace with bout it upon the walls thereof: him : he hath broken his cove. mischief also and sorrow are in nant. the midst of it.

21 The words of his mouth 11 Wickedness is in the midst were smoother than butter, but thereof: deceit and guile de war was in his heart : his words part not from her streets. were softer than oil, yet were

12 For it was not an enemy they drawn swords.
that reproached me; then I 22 Cast thy burden upon

the could have borne it: neither LORD, and he shall sustain thee: was it he that hated me that he shall never suffer the rightedid magnify himself against me ;

ous to be moved. then I would have hid myself 23 But thou, O God, shalt from him :'

bring them down into the pit of 13 But it was thou, a man destruction : bloody and deceitmine equal, my guide, and mine ful men shall not live out half acquaintance.

their days; but I will trust in 14 We took sweet counsel to thee.


trust: I will not be afraid what

man can do unto me. DAVID'S PROMISE OF PRAISE.

12 Thy vows are upon me, O To the chief Musician upon Jo- God: I will render praises unto nath-elem-rechokim. Michtam thee. of David, when the Philistines 13 For thou hast delivered my took him in Gath.

soul from death : wilt not thou BE merciful unto me, O

o deliver my feet from falling, that God : for man would swallow I may walk before God in the me up; he fighting daily op- light of the living ? presseth me. 2 Mine enemies would daily

PSALM LVII. swallow me up; for they be many

DAVID IN PRAYER FLEETH TO GOD. that fight against me, O thou Most High.

To the chief Musician. Al-tas3 What time I am afraid, I chith Michtam of David, when will trust in thee.

he fled from Saul in the cave. 4 In God I will praise his word: BE merciful unto me, O God, in God I have put my trust; I be merciful unto me : for my will not fear what flesh can do soul trusteth in thee: yea, in unto me.

the shadow of thy wings will I 5 Every day they wrest my make my refuge, until these cawords : all their thoughts are lamities be overpast. against me for evil.

2 I will cry unto God most 6 They gather themselves to- | High; unto God that performgether, they hide themselves, eth all things for me. they mark my steps, when they 3 He shall send from heaven, wait for


and save me from the reproach 7 Shall they escape by iniqui- of him that would swallow me ty? in thine anger cast down up. Selah. God shall send forth the people, O God.

his mercy and his truth. 8 Thou tellest by wander 4 My soul is among lions : ings: put thou my tears into and I lie even among them that thy bottle : are they not in thy are set on fire, even the sons of book ?

men, whose teeth are spears and 9 When I cry unto thee, then arrows, and their tongue a sharp shall mine enemies turn back: sword. this I know, for God is for me. 5 Be thou exalted, O God, a.

10 In God will I praise his bove the heavens ; let thy glory word: in the LORD will I praise be above all the earth. his word.

6 They have prepared a net 11 In God have I put my for my steps ; my soul is bow



ed down : they have digged a 6 Break their teeth, O God, in pit before me, into the midst their mouth : break out the whereof they have fallen them- great teeth of the young lions, O selves. Selah. 7 My heart is fixed, O God,

7 Let them melt away as wamy heart is fixed: I will sing ters which run continually: when and give praise.

he bendeth bis bow to shoot his 8 Awake up,my glory; awake, arrows, let them be as cut in psaltery and harp: I myself will pieces. awake early.

8 As a snail which melteth, 9 I will praise thee, O LORD, let every one of them pass away : among the people: I will sing like the untimely birth of a wounto thee among the nations. man, that they may not see the

10 For thy mercy is great unto the heavens, and thy truth 9 Before your pots can feel the unto the clouds.

thorns, he shall take them a11 Be thou exalted, O God, way as with a whirlwind, both above the heavens : let thy glo- living, and in his wrath. ry be above all the earth.

10 The righteous shall rejoice

when he seeth the vengeance : PSALM LVIII.

he shall wash his feet in the DAVID DESCRIBETH THE WICKED.

blood of the wicked. To the chief Musician. Al-tas 11 So that a man shall say,

chith. Michtam of David. Verily there is a reward for the DO ye indeed speak righteous- | righteous : verily he is a God ness, O congregation ? do ye that judgeth in the earth. judge uprightly, O ye sons of men?

PSALM LIX. 2 Yea, in heart ye work wick. edness; ye weigh the violence of your hands in the earth. To the chief Musician. Al

3° The wicked are estranged taschith. Michtam of David ; from the womb : they go astray

when Saul sent, and they as soon as they be born, speak watched the house to kill him.

DELIVER me from mine 4 Their poison is like the poi. enemies, O my God: defend me son of a serpent : they are like from them that rise up against the deaf adder that stoppeth her me. ear ;

2 Deliver me from the workers 5 Which will not hearken to of iniquity, and save me from the voice of charmers, charming bloody men. never so wisely.

3 For lo, they lie in wait for


ing lies.



my soul: the mighty are gather 14 And at evening let them ed against me; not for my return: and let them make a transgression, nor for my sin, noise like a dog, and go round O LORD.

about the city. 4 They run and prepare them 15 Let them wander up and selves without my fault: awake down for meat, and grudge if to help me, and behold.

they be not satisfied. 5 Thou, therefore, O LORD 16 But I will sing of thy God of hosts, the God of Israel, power; yea, I will sing aloud of awake to visit all the heathen : thy mercy in the morning; for be not merciful to any wicked thou hast been my defence and transgressors. Selah.

refuge in the day of my trouble, 6 They return at evening; 17 Unto thee, O my Strength, they make a noise like a dog, will I sing; for God is my deand go round about the city. fence, and the God of my

7 Behold, they belch out with mercy. their mouth: swords are in their lips; for who, say they, doth

PSALM LX. hear?

DAVID'S COMFORT IN GOD'S 8 But thou, O LORD, shalt laugh at them; thou shalt haye all the heathen in derision. To the chief Musician upon

9 Because of his strength will Shushan-eduth, Michtam of I wait upon thee: for God is my David, to teach ; when he defence.

strove with Aram-naharaim and 10 The God of my mercy shall with Aram-zobah, when Joab prevent me: God shall let me returned, and smote of Edom see my desireupon mine enemies. in the valley of salt twelve 11 Slay them not, lest my

thousand. people forget; scatter them by O GOD, thou hast cast us thy power : and bring them off, thou hast scattered us; thou down, O LORD our shield. hast been displeased; O turn

12 For the sin of their mouth thyself to us again. and the words of their lips, let

2 Thou hast made the earth to them even be taken in their tremble; thou hast broken it; pride: and for cursing and lying heal the breaches thereof, for it which they speak.

shaketh. 13 Consume them in wrath, 3 Thou hast shewed thy peo. consume them, that they may ple hard things: thou hast made not be; and let them know that us to drink the wine of astonish. God ruleth in Jacob unto the ment. ends of the earth. Selah.

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them that fear thee, that it may || to the rock that is higher than I. be displayed because of the 3 For thou hast been a shelter truth. Selah.

for me, and a strong tower from 5 That thy beloved may be de. the enemy. livered, save with thy right 4 I will abide in thy tabernad hand, and hear me.

cle for ever: I will trust in the 6 God hath spoken in his holi covert of thy wings. Selah. ness; I will rejoice, I will divide 5 For thou, O God, hast heard Shechem, and mete out the my vows: thou hast given me the valley of Succoth.

heritage of those that fear thy 7 Gilead is mine, and Manas name. seh is mine; Ephraim also is 6 Thou wilt prolong the king's the strength of mine head; Ju- life: and his years as many ge. dah is my lawgiver;

nerations. 8 Moab is my washpot; over 7 He shall abide before God Edom will I cast out my shoe; for ever: O prepare mercy and Philistia, triumph thou because truth, which may preserve him. of me.

8 So will I sing praise unto 9 Who will bring me into the thy name for ever, that I may strong city? who will lead me daily perform my vows. into Edom? 10 Wilt not thou, O God,

which hadst cast us off ? and
thou, O God, which didst not
go out with our armies? To the chief Musician, to Jedu.

11 Give us help from trouble; thun. A Psalm of David.
for vain is the help of man. 1. TRULY my soul waiteth

12 Through God we shall do upon God: from him cometh my
valiantly; for he it is that shall salvation.
tread down our enemies.

2 He only is my rock and my

salvation; be is my defence; I PSALM LXI.

shall not be greatly moved.

3 How long will ye imagine DAVID VOWETH PERPETUAL

mischief against a man? ye shall

be slain all of you: as a bowing To the chief Musician upon wall sball ye be, and as a totterNeginah. A Psalm of David. ing fence.

HEAR my cry, O God: at 4 They only consult to cast tend unto my prayer.

bim down from his excellency: 2 From the end of the earth they delight in lies: they bless will I cry unto thee, when my with their mouth, but they curse heart is overwhelmed: lead me inwardly. Selah.


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