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6 In my distress, I called upon | me, he drew me out of many the Lord, and cried unto my waters. God: he heard my voice out of 17 He delivered me from my his temple, and my cry came strong enemy, and from them before him, even into his ears. which hated me: for they were
7 Then the earth shook and too strong for me. trembled; the foundations also 18 They prevented me in the of : the hills moved and were day of my calamity: but the shaken, because he was wroth.
LORD was my stay. 8 There went up a smoke out 19 He brought me forth also of his nostrils, and fire out of into a large place; he delivered his mouth devoured : coals were me, because he delighted in kindled by it.
9 He bowed the heavens also, 20 The LORD rewarded me and came down: and darkness according to my righteousness; was under his feet.
according to the cleanness of my 10 And he rode upon a cherub, hands hath he recompensed me. and did fly: yea, he did fly upon
21 For I have kept the ways of the wings of the wind.
the LORD, and have not wick11 He made darkness his se- edly departed from my God. cret place; his pavilion round 22 For all his judgments were about him were dark waters and before me, and I did not put thick clouds of the skies.
away his statutes from me. 12 At the brightness that was 23 I was also upright before before him his thick clouds him, and I kept myself from passed, hail-stones and coals of mine iniquity. fire.
24 Therefore hath the LORD 13 The LORD also thundered recompensed me according to in the heavens, and the Highest my righteousness, according to gave his voice; hail-stones and the cleanness of my hands in his coals of fire.
eye-sight. 14 Yea, he sent out his arrows, 25 With the merciful thou wilt and scattered them; and he shot shew thyself merciful; with an out lightnings, and discomfited upright man thou wilt shew them.
thyself upright; 15 Then the channels of waters 26 With the pure thou wilt were seen, and the foundations shew thyself pure; and with the of the world were discovered at froward thou wilt shew thyself thy rebuke, O LORD, at the froward. blast of the breath of thy nos 27 For thou wilt save the aftrils.
ficted people, but wilt bring 16 He sent from above, he took | down high looks.
28 For thou wilt light my can- the necks of mine enemies; that I dle: the Lord my God will en- might destroy them that hate me. lighten my darkness. .
41 They cried, but there was 29 For by thee I have run none to save them: even unto through a troop; and by my the
the LORD, but he answered God have I leaped over a wall. them not.
30 As for God, his way is per-| 42 Then did I beat them small fect: the word of the Lord is as the dust before the wind: I tried: he is a buckler to all | did cast them out as the dirt in those that trust in him.
the streets. 1 31 For who is God, save the 43 Thou hast delivered me Lord? or who is a rock save from the strivings of the people; our God?
and thou hast made me the 32 It is God that girdeth me head of the heathen: a people with strength, and maketh my whom I have not known shall . way perfect.
33 He maketh my feet like 44 As soon as they hear of me, hinds' feet, and setteth me upon they shall obey me : the stranmy high places.
gers shall submit themselves 34 He teacheth my hands to unto me. war, so that a bow of steel is 45 The strangers shall fade broken by mine arms.
away, and be afraid out of their 35 Thou hast also given me close places. the shield of thy salvation: and 46 The LORD liveth; and thy right hand hath holden me blessed be my Rock; and let the up, and thy gentleness hath made God of my salvation be exalted. me great.
47 It is Ġod that avengeth me, 36 Thou hast enlarged my and subdueth the people under steps under me, that my feet did me. not slip.
48 He delivereth me from 37 I have pursued mine ene mine enemies: yea, thou liftest mies, and overtaken them: nei me up above those that rise up ther did I turn again till they against me: thou hast delivered were consumed.
me from the violent man. 38 I have wounded them that 49 Therefore will I give thanks they were not able to rise: they unto thee, O LORD, among the are fallen under my feet. heathen, and sing praises unto
39 For thou hast girded me thy name. with strength unto the battle : 50 Great deliverance giveth he thou hast subdued under me to his king: and sheweth mercy those that rose up against me. to his anointed, to David, and 40 Thou hast also given me to his seed for evermore.
fine gold : sweeter also than
honey and the honeycomb. DAVID PRAY ETH FOR GRACE.
11 Moreover, by them is thy To the chief Musician. A Psalm servant. warned: and in keeping of David.
of them there is great reward. THE heavens declare the | 12 Who can understand bis glory of God; and the firma errors ? cleanse thou me from ment sheweth his handy-work. secret faults.
2 Day unto day uttereth speech, | 13 Keep back thy servant also and night unto night sheweth from presumptuous sins ; let knowledge.
them not have dominion over 3 There is no speech nor lan me: then shall I be upright, guage where their voice is not and I shall be innocent from heard.
the great transgression. 4 Their line is gone out 14 Let the words of my mouth, through all the earth, and their and the meditation of my heart, words to the end of the world. be acceptable in thy sight, O In them hath he set a taberna LORD, my Strength, and my cle for the sun;
Redeemer. 5 Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and
PSALM XX. rejoiceth as a strong man to run
CHURCH'S CONFIDENCE 6 His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his cir To the chief Musician. A Psalm cuit unto the ends of it: and
of David. there is nothing hid from the THE LORD hear thee in the heat thereof.
day of trouble; the name of the 7 The law of the Lord is per
God of Jacob defend thee. fect, converting the soul: the 2 Send thee help from the testimony of the Lord is sure, sanctuary, and strengthen thee making wise the simple. out of Zion.
8 The statutes of the LORD are 3 Remember all thy offerings, right, rejoicing the heart: the
and accept thy burnt-sacrifice. commandment of the LORD is
Selah. pure, enlightening the eyes. 4. Grant thee according to
9 The fear of the LORD is thine own heart, and fulfil all clean, enduring for ever: the thy counsel. judgments of the Lord are true 5 We will rejoice in thy saland righteous altogether. vation, and in the name of our
10 More to be desired are God we will set up our banners: they than gold, yea, than much the Lord fulfil all thy petitions.
6 Now know I that the LORD 7 For the king trusteth in the saveth his anointed; he will LORD; and through the mercy hear him from his holy heaven, of the most High he shall not be with the saving strength of his moved. right hand.
8 Thine hand shall find out all 7 Some trust in chariots, and thine enemies : thy right hand some in horses : but we will re. shall find out those that hate thee. member the name of the LORD 9 Thou shalt make them as a our God.
fiery.oven in the time of thine 8 They are brought down and anger : the Lord shall swallow fallen : but we are risen, and them up in his wrath, and the stand upright.
fire shall devour them. 9 Save, LORD: let the King 10 Their fruit shalt thou des. hear us when we call.
troy from the earth, and their
seed from among the children PSALM XXI.
11 For they intended evil aA THANKSGIVING FOR
gainst thee : they imagined a VICTORY.
mischievous device, which they To the chief Musician. A Psalm are not able to perform : of David.
12 Therefore shalt thou make THE king shall joy in thy them turn their back, when thou strength, O LORD; and in thy shalt make ready thine arrows salvation how greatly shall he upon thy strings against the rejoice!
face of them. 2 Thou hastgiven himhisheart's 13 Be thou exalted, Lord, in desire, and hast not withholden thine own strength : so will we the request of his lips. Selah. sing and praise thy power.
3 For thou preventest him with
DAVID'S COMPLAINT AND 4 He asked life of thee, and thou gavest it him, even length to the chief Musician upon of days for ever and ever.
Aijeleth Shahar. A Psalm of 5 His glory is great in thy sal David. vation: honour and majesty hast MY God, my God, why hast thou laid upon him.
thou forsaken me ? why art thou 6 For thou hast made him most so far from helping me, and blessed for ever: thou hast
thou hast from the words of my roaring? made him exceeding glad with 20 my God, I cry in the day; thy countenance.
time, but thou hearest not; and
in the night season, and am not 15 My strength is dried up silent.
like a potsherd, and my tongue 3 But thou art holy, O thou cleaveth to my jaws; and thou that inhabitest the praises of Is-hast brought me into the dust of rael.
death. 4 Our fathers trusted in thee : 16 For dogs have compassed they trusted, and thou didst de- me: the assembly of the wicked liver them.
have inclosed me : they pierced 5 They cried unto thee, and my hands and my feet. were delivered : they trusted in 17 I may tell all my bones : thee, and were not confounded, they look and stare upon me,
6 But I am a worm, and no 18 They part my garments man; a reproach of men, and among them, and cast lots upon despised of the people.
my vesture. 7 All they that see me laugh 19 But be not thou far from me to scorn: they shoot out the me, O LORD: O my Strength, lip, they shake the head, saying, haste thee to help me.
8 He trusted on the LORD 20 Deliver my soul from the that he would deliver him : let sword; my darling from the him deliver him, seeing he de-power of the dog. lighted in him.
21 Save me from the lion's 9 But thou art he that took me mouth: for thou hast heard me out of the womb: thou didst from the horns of the unimake me hope when I was upon corns. my mother's breasts.
22 I will declare thy name un10 I was cast upon thee from to my brethren: in the midst of the womb: thou art my God the congregation will I praise from my mother's belly. thee.
11 Be not far from me ; for 23 Ye that fear the LORD, trouble is near; for there is none praise him ; all ye the seed of to help.
Jacob, glorify him ; and fear 12 Many bulls have compass- him, all ye the seed of Israel. ed me : strong bulls of Bashan 24 For he hath not despised have beset me round.
nor abhorred the affliction of 13 They gaped upon me with the afflicted; neither hath he hid their mouths, as a ravening and his face from him; but when he a roaring lion.
cried unto him, he heard. 14 I am poured out like water, 25 My praise shall be of thee in and all my bones are out of the great congregation: I will joint: my heart is like wax; it pay my vows before them that ! is melted in the midst of my fear him. bowels.
26 The meek shall eat and be