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THE BOOK OF PSALMS.

THE HAPPINESS OF THE

GODLY.

PSALM I.

2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the

LORD, and against his anointBLESSED is the man that | ed, saying, walketh not in the counsel of 3 Let us break their bands the ungodly, nor standeth in asunder, and cast away their the way of sinners, nor sit-cords from us. teth in the seat of the scorn 4 He that sitteth in the heavens ful.

shall laugh: the LORD shall 2 But his delight is in the law have them in derision. of the LORD; and in his law 5 Then shall he speak unto doth he meditate day and night. them in his wrath, and vex

3 And he shall be like a tree them in his sore displeasure. planted by the rivers of water, 6 Yet have I set my king that bringeth forth his fruit in upon my holy hill of Zion. his season ;

his leaf also 7 I will declare the decree : shall not wither; and whatso- the Lord hath said unto me, ever he doeth shall prosper.

Thou art my Son; this day 4 The ungodly are not so:

have I begotten thee. but are like the chaff which the 8 Ask of me, and I shall give wind driveth away.

thee the heathen for thine inhe. 5 Therefore the ungodly shall | ritance, and the uttermost parts not stand in the judgment, nor of the earth for thy possession. sinners in the congregation of

9 Thou shalt break them with the righteous.

a rod of iron; thou shalt dash 6 For the Lord knoweth the them in pieces like a potter's way of the righteous : but the vessel. way of the ungodly shall pe- 10 Be wise now therefore, O rish.

ye kings ; be instructed, ye

judges of the earth. PSALM II.

11 Serve the LORD with fear,

and rejoice with trembling. THE KINGDOM OF CHRIST.

12 Kiss the Son, lest he be WHY do the heathen rage, angry, and ye perish from the and the people imagine a vain way, when his wrath is kinthing?

dled but a little : blessed are

TECTION.

all they that put their trust in HEAR me when I call, O him.

God of my righteousness: thou PSALM III.

hast enlarged me when I was

in distress ; have mercy upon THE SECURITY OF GOD'S PRO

me, and hear my prayer.

2 0 ye sons of men, how long A Psalm of David, when he will ye turn my glory into fed from Absalom his son. shame? how long will ye love

LORD, how are they increas- vanity, and seek after leasing ? ed that trouble me ? many are

Selah. they that rise up against me. 3 But know that the LORD

2 Many there be which say of hath set apart him that is godly my soul, There is no help for for himself: the Lord will hear him in God. Selah.

when I call unto him. 3 But thou, O LORD, art a a 4 Stand in awe, and sin not : shield for me, my glory, and commune with your own heart the lifter up of mine head. upon your bed, and be still.

4 I cried unto the LORD with Selah. my voice, and he heard me out 5 Offer the sacrifices of righteof his holy hill. Selah.

ousness, and put your trust in 5 I laid me down and slept ; the LORD. I awaked; for the LORD sus 6 There be many that say, tained me.

Who will shew us any good? 6 I will not be afraid of ten LORD, lift thou up the light of thousands of people, that have thy countenance upon us. set themselves against me round 7 Thou hast put gladness in about.

my heart, more than in the 7 Arise, O LORD ; save me, time that their corn and their O my God : for thou hast smit- wine increased. ten all mine enemies upon the 8 I will both lay me down in cheek bone ; thou hast broken peace, and sleep: for thou, the teeth of the ungodly. LORD, only makest me dwell

8 Salvation belongeth unto the in safety. LORD: thy blessing is upon thy people. Selah.

PSALM V.

DAVID'S PROFESSION OF HIS PSALM IV.

FAITH.

To the chief Musician upon Ne. AUDIENCE.

hiloth. A Psalm of David. To the chief Musician on Negi GIVE ear to my words, O

noth. A Psalm of David. LORD; consider my meditation.

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DAVID PRAYETH FOR

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· 2 Hearken unto the voice of cause thou defendest them : my cry, my King, and my God: let them also that love thy name for unto thee will I pray. be joyful in thee.

3 My voice shalt thou hear 12 For thou, LORD, wilt bless in the morning, O LORD; in the righteous; with favour wilt the morning will I direct my thou compass him as with a prayer. unto thee, and will look shield. up. 4 For thou art not a God that

PSALM VI. hath pleasure in wickedness ;

DAVID'S COMPLAINT IN SICKneither shall evil dwell with thee.

5 The foolish shall not stand To the chief Musician on Ne. in thy sight : thou hatest all ginoth upon Sheminith. A workers of iniquity.

Psalm of David. 6 Thou shalt destroy them O LORD, rebuke me not in that speak leasing: the LORD thine anger, neither chasten me will abhor the bloody and de- in thy hot displeasure. ceitful man.

2 Have mercy upon me, o 7 But as for me, I will come LORD; for I am weak : O into thy house in the multitude LORD, heal me; for my bones of thy mercy : and in thy fear are vexed. will I worship toward thy holy 3 My soul is also sore vexed : temple.

but thou, O LORD, how long? 8 Lead me, O LORD, in thy 4 Return, O Lord, deliver righteousness, because of mine my soul : Oh save me, for thy enemies; make thy way straight mercies' sake. before my face.

5 For in death there is no re9. For there is no faithfulness membrance of thee: in the in their mouth; their inward grave who shall give thee part is very wickedness; their thanks? throat is an open sepulchre ; 6 I am weary with my groanthey flatter with their tongue. ing; all the night make I my

10 Destroy thou them, o bed to swim; I water my couch God'; let them fall by their with my tears. own counsels ; cast them out 7 Mine eye is consumed be. in the multitude of their trans cause of grief; it waxeth old gressions; for they have re because of all mine enemies. belled against thee.

8 Depart from me, all ye work11 But let all those that put ers of iniquity ; for the LORD their trust in thee, rejoice : lethath heard the voice of my them ever shout for joy, be-weeping.

VOL. II.

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WICKED.

9 The LORD hath heard my the people compass thee about : supplication ; the LORD will for their sakes therefore return receive my prayer.

thou on high. 10 Let all mine enemies be 8 The LORD shall judge the ashamed and sore vexed : let people : judge me, ó LORD, them return and be ashamed according to my righteousness, suddenly

and according to mine integrity

that is in me. PSALM VII. 9 Oh let the wickedness of the

wicked come to an end; but THE DESTRUCTION OF THE

establish the just: for the righ

teous God trieth the hearts and Shiggaion of David, which he reins. sang unto the LORD, concern 10 My defence is of God, ing the words of Cush the which saveth the upright in Benjamite.

heart. O LORD my God, in thee 11 God judgeth the righteous, do I put my trust; save me and God is angry with the wickfrom all them that persecute ed every day. me, and deliver me :

12 If he turn not, he will whet 2 Lest he tear my soul like a his sword; he hath bent his lion, rending it in pieces, while bow, and made it ready. there is none to deliver.

13 He hath also prepared for 3 O LORD my God, if I have him the instruments of death : done this ; if there be iniquity he ordaineth his arrows against in my hands;

the persecutors. 4 If I have rewarded evil unto 14 Behold, he travaileth with him that was at peace with me; iniquity, and hath conceived (yea, I have delivered him that mischief, and brought forth without cause is mine enemy ;) falsehood. 5 Let the enemy persecute

15 He made a pit, and digged my soul, and take it, yea, let it, and is fallen into the ditch him tread down my life upon which he made. the earth, and lay mine honour 16 His mischief shall return in the dust. Selah.

upon his own head, and his vio6 Arise, O LORD, in thine | lent dealing shall come down anger, lift up thyself because upon his own pate. of the rage of mine enemies : 17 I will praise the LORD and awake for me to the judg- according to his righteousment that thou hast command-ness: and will sing praise to ed.

the name of the LORD most 7 So shall the congregation of || high.

PSALM VIII.

PSALM IX.

GOD'S LOVE TO MAN.

GOD PRAISED FOR HIS

JUDGMENTS.

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To the chief Musician upon To the chief Musician upon Gittith. A Psalm of David. Muth - labben. A Psalm of

David. O LORD our LORD, how I WILL praise thee, O Lord, excellent is thy name in all the with my whole heart; I will earth! who hast set thy glory shew forth all thy marvellous above the heavens.

works. 2 Out of the mouth of babes 2 I will be glad and rejoice in and sucklings hast thou or- thee : I will sing praise to thy dained strength, because of thine name, O thou most High. enemies, that thou mightest

When mine enemies are still the enemy and the aveng-turned back, they shall fall and

perish at thy presence. 3 When I consider thy hea

4. For thou hast maintained vens, the work of thy fingers ; my right and my cause; thou the moon and the stars, which sattest in the throne judging thou hast ordained ;

right. 14 What is man that thou 5 Thou hast rebuked the art mindful of him ? and the heathen, thou hast destroyed son of man, that thou visitest the wicked, thou hast put out him?

their name for ever and ever. 5 For thou hast made him a 6 O thou enemy, destructions little lower than the angels, and are come to a perpetual end : hast crowned him with glory and thou hast destroyed cities; and honour.

their memorial is perished with 6 Thou madest him to have them. dominion over the works of 7 But the LORD shall endure thy hands; thou hast put all for ever : he hath prepared his things under his feet :

throne for judgment; 7 All sheep and oxen, yea,

8 And he shall judge the world and the beasts of the field, in righteousness, he shall minis

8 The fowl of the air, and the ter judgment to the people in fish of the sea, and whatsoever uprightness. passeth through the paths of the 9 The LORD also will be a

refuge for the oppressed, a re9 O LORD our Lord, how fuge in times of trouble. excellent is thy name in all the 10 And they that know thy earth!

name will put their trust in

seas.

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