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David's psalm of thanksgiving.

PSALMS. God's works proclaim his glory. hand hath holden me up, and thy gen- | The heavens declare the glory of tleness hath made me great.

God; and the firmament sheweth his 36 Thou hast enlarged my steps handywork. under

me, that feet did not slip. 2 Day unto day uttereth speech, and 37 I have pursued mine enemies, night unto night sheweth knowledge. and overtaken them : neither did I 9 There is no speech nor language, turn again till they were consumed. where their voice is not heard.

38 I have wounded them that they 4 Their line is gone out through all were not able to rise: they are fallen the earth, and their words to the end under my feet.

of the world. In them hath he set a 39 For thou hast girded me with tabernacle for the sun, strength unto the battle: thou hast 5 Which is as a bridegroom coming subdued under me those that rose up out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a against me.

strong man to run a race. 40 Thou hast also given me the 6 His going forth is from the end of necks of mine enemies; that I might the heaven, and his circuit unto the destroy them that hate me.

ends of it: and there is nothing hid 41 They cried, but there was none from the heat thereof. to save them: even unto the LORD, 7 The law of the LORD is perfect, but he answered them not.

converting the soul: the testimony of 42 Then did I beat them small as the LORD is sure, making wise the the dust before the wind : I did cast simple. them out as the dirt in the streets. 8 The statutes of the LORD are

43 Thou hast delivered me from right, rejoicing the heart: the comthe strivings of the people, and thou mandment of the LORD is pure, enhast made me the head of the heathen: lightening the eyes. a people whom I have not known shall 9 The fear of the Lord is clean, en

during for ever : the judgments of the 44 As soon as they hear of me, LORDare true and righteous altogether. they shall obey me: the strangers 10 More to be desired are they than shall submit themselves unto me.

than much fine gold: sweet45 The strangers shall fade away, er also than honey and the honeycomb. and be afraid out of their close places. 11 Moreover by them is thy servant

46 The LORD liveth, and blessed be warned: and in keeping of them my rock; and let the God of my sal- there is great reward. vation be exalted.

12 Who can understand his errors ? 47 It is God that avengeth me, and cleanse thou me from secret faults. subdueth the people unto me.

13 Keep back thy servant also from 48 He delivereth me from mine ene- presumptuous sins ; let them not have mies: yea, thou liftest me up above dominion over me: then shall I be those that rise up against me: thou hast upright, and I shall be innocent from delivered me from the violent man. the great transgression.

49 Therefore will I give thanks unto 14 Let the words of my mouth, and thee, O LORD, among the heathen, the meditation of my heart, be acand sing praises unto thy name. ceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my

50 Great deliverance giveth he to strength, and my redeemer. his king; and sheweth mercy to his

PSALM XX. anointed, to David, and to his seed 1 The church blesseth the king in his exploits.. for evermore.

7 Her confidence in God's succour. PSALM XIX.

To the chief Musician, A Psalm of i The creatures shew God's glory; 7 the word

David. 12 David prayeth for grace.

THE LORD hear thee in the day of To the chief Musician, A Psalm of trouble, the name of the God of JaDavid.

cob defend thee.

serve me.

gold, yea,

his grace.

A psalm of thanksgiving.

PSALMS. David's complaint in distress. -2 Send thee help from the sanctuary,

10 Their fruit shalt thou destroy and strengthen thee out of Zion. from the earth, and their seed from

3 Remember all thy offerings, and among the children of men. accept thy burnt sacrifice. Selah.

11 For they intended evil against 4 Grant thee according to thine own thee : they imagined a mischievous deheart, and fulfil all thy counsel. vice, which they are not able to perform.

5 We will rejoice in thy salvation, 12 Therefore shalt thou make them and in the name of our God we will turn their back, when thou shalt make set up our banners: the LORD fulfil ready thine arrows upon thy strings all thy petitions.

against the face of them. 6 Now know I that the LORD saveth 13 Be thou exalted, LORD, in thine his anointed; he will hear him from own strength : so will we sing and his holy heaven with the saving strength praise thy power. of his right hand.

PSALM XXII. 7 Some trust in chariots, and some 1 David complaineth in great discouragement. in horses : but we will remember the 9 He prayeth in great distress. 23 He praiseth

God. name of the Lord our God. 8 They are brought down and fallen:

To the chief Musician upon Aijeleth

Shahar, A Psalm of David. but we are risen, and stand upright.

9 Save, Lord': let the king hear us My God, my God, why hast thou when we call.

forsaken me? why art thou so far from PSALM XXI.

helping me, and from the words of my 1 A thanksgiving for victory. 7 Confidence of roaring?

further success. To the chief Musician, A Psalm of but thou hearest not; and in the night

2 O my God, I cry in the daytime, David.

season, and am not silent. The king shall joy in thy strength, 3 But thou art holy, O thou that O LORD, and in thy salvation how inhabitest the praises of Israel. greatly shall he rejoice!

4 Our fathers trusted in thee: they 2 Thou hast given him his heart's trusted, and thou didst deliver them. desire, and hast not withholden the 5 They cried unto thee, and were request of his lips. Selah.

delivered: they trusted in thee, and 3 For thou preventest him with the were not confounded. blessings of goodness: thou settest a 6 But I am a worm, and no man; crown of pure gold on his head. a reproach of men, and despised of

4 He asked life of thee, and thou the people. gavest it him, even length of days for 7 All they that see me laugh me to ever and ever.

scorn: they shoot out the lip, they 5 His glory is great in thy salvation: shake the head, saying, honour and majesty hast thou laid 8 He trusted on the LORD that he

would deliver him: let him deliver 6 For thou hast made him most bles- him, seeing he delighted in him. sed for ever: thou hast made him ex 9 But thou art he that took me out ceeding glad with thy countenance. of the womb: thou didst make me hope

7 For the king trusteth in the LORD, when I was upon my mother's breasts. and through the mercy of the most 10 I was cast upon thee from the High he shall not be moved. womb: thou art my God from my

8 Thine hand shall find out all thine mother's belly. enemies : thy right hand shall find 11 Be not far from me; for trouble out those that hate thee.


for there is none to help. 9 Thou shalt make them as a fiery 12 Many bulls have compassed me: oven in the time of thine anger : the strong bulls of Bashan have beset me LORD shall swallow them up in his round. wrath, and the fire shall devour them. 13 They raped upon me with their

upon him.


David praiseth God.

PSALMS. God's lordship in the world. diouths, asa ravening and a roaring lion. 31 They shall come, and shall declare

14 I am poured out like water, and his righteousness unto a people that all my bones are out of joint: my shall be born, that he hath done this. heart is like wax; it is melted in the

PSALM XXIII. nidst of my bowels.

Darid's confidence in God's grace.

A Psalm of David. 15 My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue cleaveth to The Lord is my shepherd; I shall my jaws; and thou hast brought me not want. into the dust of death.

2 He maketh me to lie down in 16 For dogs have compassed me: the green pastures: he leadeth me beside assembly of the wicked have inclosed the still waters. me: they pierced my hands and my feet. 3 He restoreth my soul : he leadeth

17 I may tell all my bones: they me in the paths of righteousness for look and stare upon me.

his name's sake. 18 They part my garments among 4 Yea, though I walk through the them, and cast lots upon my vesture. valley of the shadow of death, I will

19 But be not thou far from me, fear no evil: for thou art with me; O LORD': O my strength, haste thee rod and thy staff they comfort me. to help me.

5 Thou preparest a table before me 20 Deliver my soul from the sword; in the presence of miné enemies: thou my darling from the power of the dog. anointest my head with oil; my cup

21 Save me from the lion's mouth: runneth over. for thou hast heard me from the horns 6 Surely goodness and mercy shall of the unicorns.

follow me all the days of my life: and 22 I will declare thy name unto my I will dwell in the house of the LORD brethren: in the midst of the congre- for ever. gation will I praise thee.

PSALM XXIV. 23 Ye that fear the LORD, praise him; 1 God's lordship in the world. 3 The citizens all ye the seed of Jacob, glorify him; of his spiritual kingdom. 7 An exhortation

to receive him. and fear him, all ye the seed of Israel. 24 For he hath not despised nor ab

A Psalm of David. horred the affliction of the afflicted; The earth is the Lord's, and the neither hath he hid his face from him; | fulness thereof; the world, and they but when he cried unto him, he heard that dwell therein.

25 My praise shall be of thee in the 2 For he hath founded it upon the great congregation: I will pay my seas, and established it upon the floods. vows before them that fear him.

3 Who shall ascend into the hill of 26 The meek shall eat and be satis- the LORD! or who shall stand in his fied: they shall praise the LORD that holy place? seek him: your heart shall live for ever. 4. He that hath clean hands, and a

27 All the ends of the world shall pure heart; who hath not lifted up his remember and turn unto the LORD: soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully. and all the kindreds of the nations shall 5 He shall receive the blessing from worship before thee.

the LORD, and righteousness from the 28 For the kingdom is the LORD's: God of his salvation. and he is the governor among

the 6 This is the generation of them that tions.

seek him, that seek thy face, Jacob. 29 All they that be fat upon earth Selah. shall eat and worship: all they that go 7 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; down to the dust shall bow before him and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and none can keep alive his own soul. and the King of glory shall come in,

30 A seed sball serve him; it shall 8 Who is this King of glory? The be accounted to the Lord for a Lord strong and mighty, the LORD generation.

mighty in battle.


my soul.

David'a confidence in prayer.

PSALMS. David's confidence in his inlegrily. 9 Lift up your heads, O ye gates ; | inercy upon me; for I am desolate even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and afflicted. and the King of glory shall come in. 17 The troubles of my heart are

10 Who is this King of glory? The enlarged: 0 bring thou me out of LORD of hosts, he is the king of glory. my distresses. Selah.

18 Look upon mine affliction and PSALM XXV.

my pain; and forgive all my sins. i David's confidence in prayer.

7 He prayeth

19 Consider mine enemies; for they for remission of sins, 16 and for help in

are many; and they hate me with apliction.

cruel hatred. A Psalm of David.

20 O keep my soul, and deliver Unto thee, O LORD, do I lift up me: let me not be ashamed; for I put

my trust in thee. 2 O my God, I trust in thee: let 21 Let integrity and uprightness me not be ashamed, let not mine ene preserve me; for I wait on thee. mies triumph over me.

22 Redeen Israel, O God, out of 3 Yea, let none that wait on thee be all his troubles. ashamed: let them be ashamed which

PSALM XXVI. transgress without cause.

David resorteth unto God in confidence of his 4 Shew me thy ways, O LORD; teach

integrity. me thy paths.

A Psalm of David. 5 Lead me in thy truth, and teach Judge me, O Lord; for I have me: for thou art the God of my sal walked in mine integrity: I have vation; on thee do I wait all the day. trusted also in the Lord; therefore I

6 Remember, O LORD, thy tender shall not slide. mercies and thy lovingkindnesses; for 2 Examine me, O LORD, and prove they have been ever of old.


try my reins and my heart. 7 Remember not the sins of my 3 For thy lovingkindness is before youth, nor my transgressions: accord-mine eyes : and I have walked in ing to thy mercy remember thou me thy truth. for thy goodness' sake, O LORD. 4 I have not sat with vain persons,

8 Good and upright is the LORD: neither will I go in with dissemblers. therefore will he teach sinners in the 5 I have hated the congregation of way.

evil doers; and will not sit with the 9 The meek will he guide in judg- wicked. ment: and the meek will he teach his 6 I will wash mine hands in innoway.

cency: so will I compass thine altar, 10 All the paths of the LORD are O LORD: mercy and truth unto such as keep his 7 That I may publish with the voice covenant and his testimonies. of thanksgiving, and tell of all thy

1 For thy name's sake, O LORD, wondrous works. pardon mine iniquity; for it is great. 8 LORD, I have loved the habitation

12 What man is he that feareth the of thy house, and the place where LORD? him shall he teach in the way thine honour dwelleth. that he shall choose.

9 Gather not my soul with sinners, 13 His soul shall dwell at ease; and nor my life with bloody men: his seed shall inherit the earth.

10 In whose hands is mischief, and 14 The secret of the LORD is with their right hand is full of bribes. them that fear him; and he will shew 11 But as for me, I will walk in them his covenant.

mine integrity: redeem me, and be 15 Mine eyes are ever toward the merciful unto me. LORD; for he shall pluck my feet out 12 My foot standeth in an even of the net.

place: in the congregations will I 16 Turn thee unto me, and have bless the LORD.

David sustaineth his faith. PSALMS. David prayeth against his enemies. PSALM XXVII.

the Lord in the land of the living. i David sustaineth his faith, by the power of

14 Wait on the LORD : be of good God, 4 by his love to the service of God, 9 by courage, and he shall strengthen thine prayer.

heart: wait, I say, on the LORD. A Psalm of David.

PSALM XXVIII. The LORD is my light and my sal-1 David prayeth earnestly against his enemies, 6 vation; whom shall I fear? the LORD He blesseth God. 9 He prayeth for the people is the strength of my life; of whom

A Psalm of David. shall I be afraid ?

Unto thee will I cry, O Lord my 2 When the wicked, even mine ene- rock; be not silent to me: lest, if inies and my foes, came upon me to thou be silent to me, I become like eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell them that go down into the pit. 3 Though an host should encamp

2 Hear the voice of my supplicaagainst me, my heart shall not fear: tions, when I cry unto thee, when I lift though war should rise against me, in up my hands toward thy holy oracle. this will I be confident.

3 Draw me not away with the wick4 One thing have I desired of the ed, and with the workers of iniquity, LORD, that will I seek after; that I which speak peace to their neighbours, may dwell in the house of the LORD but mischief is in their hearts. all the days of my life, to behold the 4 Give them according to their beauty of the LORD, and to enquire deeds, and according to the wickedin his temple.

ness of their endeavours: give them 5 For in the time of trouble he shall after the work of their hands; render hide me in his pavilion: in the secret to them their desert. of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he 5 Because they regard not the works shall set me upon a rock.

of the LORD, nor the operation of his 6 And now shall mine head be lifted hands, he shall destroy them, and not up above mine enemies round about build them up. me: therefore will I offer in his ta 6 Blessed be the LORD, because he bernacle sacrifices of joy; I will sing, hath heard the voice of my supplicayea, I will sing praises unto the Lord. tions.

7 Hear, O LORD, when I cry with 7 The LORD is my strength and my my voice: have also

upon me, shield; my heart trusted in him, and and answer me.

I am helped: therefore my heart 8 When thou saidst, Seek ye my greatly rejoiceth; and with my song face; my heart said unto thee, Thy will I praise him. face, LORD, will I seek.

8 The LORD is their strength, and he 9 Hide not thy face far from me; is the saving strength of his anointed. put not thy servant away in

anger : 9 Save thy people, and bless thine thou hast been my help, leave me inheritance: feed them also, and lift .not, neither forsake me, O God of my



for ever. salvation.


father and


1 David exhorteth princes to gire glory to God, forsake me, then the LORD will take 3 by reason of his power, 11 and protection of

his people. 11 Teach me thy way, O LORD,

A Psalm of David. and lead me in a plain path, because Give unto the Lord, Oye mighty, of mine enemies.

give unto the Lord glory and strength. 12 Deliver me not over unto the 2 Give unto the LORD the glory will of mine enemies': for false wit- due unto his name; worship the LORD 5

nesses are risen up against me, and in the beauty of holiness. such as breathe out cruelty.

3 The voice of the LORD is upon 13 I had fainted, unless I had the waters: the God of glory thunderbelieved to the goodness of eth : the Lord is upon many waters.


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