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David exhorteth to praise God. PSALMS.

He craveth God's help. 4 The voice of the Lord is power when I go down to the pit? Shall the ful; the voice of the Lord is full of dust praise thee? shall it declare thy majesty

truth? 5 The voice of the LORD breaketh 10 Hear, O LORD, and have mercy the cedars; yea, the Lord breaketh upon me: LORD, be thou my helper. the cedars of Lebanon.

11 Thou hast turned for me my 6 He maketh them also to skip like mourning into dancing: thou hast put a calf; Lebanon and Sirion like a off my sackcloth, and girded me with

gladness; 7 The voice of the LORD divideth 12 To the end that my glory may the flames of fire.

sing praise to thee, and not be silent. 8 The voice of the Lord shaketh Lord my God, I will give thanks the wilderness; the Lord shaketh the unto thee for ever. wilderness of Kadesh.

PSALM XXXI. 9 The voice of the Lord maketh

1 Darid showing his confidence in God craveth the hinds to calve, and discovereth

his help. 7 He rejoiceth in his mercy. 9 He the forests: and in his temple doth prayeth in his calamity. 19 He praiseth God

for his goodness. every one speak of his glory. 10 The Lord sitteth upon the flood; To the chief Musician, A Psalm of

David. yea, the Lord sitteth King for ever.

11 The Lord will give strength In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust; unto his people; the Lord will bless let me never be ashamed: deliver me his people with peace.

in thy righteousness. PSALM XXX.

2 Bow down thine ear to me; de1 David praiseth God for his deliverance. 4 He liver me speedily: be thou my strong exhorteth others to praise him by example of rock,

for an house of defence to save me. God's dealing with him.

3 For thou art my rock and my forA Psalm and Song at the dedication tress; therefore for thy name's sake of the house of David.

lead me, and guide me. I will extol thee, O LORD; for thou 4 Pull me out of the net that they hast listed me up, and hast not made have laid privily for me: for thou art my foes to rejoice over me.

my strength. 2 O LORD my God, I cried unto 5 Into thine hand I commit my spi. thee, and thou hast healed me. rit: thou hast redeemed me, O LORD

3 O LORD, thou hast brought up God of truth. my soul from the grave: thou hast 6 I have hated them that regard lykept me alive, that I should not going vanities : but I trust in the Lord. down to the pit.

7 I will be glad and rejoice in thy 4 Sing unto the LORD, O ye saints mercy: for thou hast considered my of his, and give thanks at the remem- trouble; thou hast known my soul in brance of his holiness.

adversities; 5 For his anger endureth but a mo 8 And hast not shut me up into the ment; in his favour is life: weeping hand of the enemy: thou hast set my may endure for a night, but joy cometh foot in a large room. in the morning.

9 Have mercy upon me,

O LORD, 6 And in my prosperity I said, Ifor I am in trouble: mine eye is conshall never be moved.

sumed with grief, yea, my soul and 7 LORD, by thy favour thou hast my belly. made my mountain to stand strong : 10 For my life is spent with grief, thou didst hide thy face, and I was and my years with sighing: my strength troubled.

faileth because of mine iniquity, and 8 I cried to thee, O LORD; and un- my bones are consumed: to the Lord I made supplication. in I was a reproach among

all mine 9 What profit is there in my blood, enemies, but especially among my

David praiseth God

PSALMS. for his goodness, his power, neighbours, and a fear to mine ac 2 Blessed is the man unto whom the quaintance: they that did see me with Lord imputeth not iniquity, and in out fled from me.

whose spirit there is no guile. 12 I am forgotten as a dead man out 3 When I kept silence, my bones of mind : I am like a broken vessel. waxed old through my roaring all the

13 For I have heard the slander of day long. many: fear was on every side: while 4 For day and night thy hand was they took counsel together against me, heavy upon me: my moisture is turnthey devised to take away my life. ed into the drought of summer. Selah.

14 But I trusted in thee, O LORD: 5 I acknowledged my sin unto thee, I said, Thou art my God.

and mine iniquity have I not hid. 1 15 My times are in thy hand : de- said, I will confess my transgressions liver me from the hand of mine ene unto the LORD; and thou forgavest mies, and from them that persecute me. the iniquity of my sin. Selah.

16 Make thy face to shine upon thy 6 For this shall every one that is servant: save me for thy mercies’ sake. godly pray unto thee in a time when

17 Let me not be ashamed, O LORD; thou mayest be found: surely in the for I have called upon thee : let the floods of great waters they shall not wicked be ashamed, and let them become nigh unto him. silent in the grave.

7 Thou art my hiding place; thou 18 Let the lying lips be put to si- shalt preserve me from trouble; thou lence; which speak grievous things shalt compass me about with songs of proudly and contemptuously against deliverance. Selah. the righteous.

8 I will instruct thee and teach thee 19 Oh how great is thy goodness, in the way which thou shalt go: I will which thou hast laid up for them that guide thee with mine eye. fear thee; which thou hast wrought 9 Be ye not as the horse, or as the for them that trust in thee before the mule, which have no understanding : sons of men !

whose mouth must be held in with bit 20 Thou shalt hide them in the se and bridle, lest they come near unto cret of thy presence from the pride of thee. man: thou shalt keep them secretly 10 Many sorrows shall be to the in a pavilion from the strife of tongues. wicked: but he that trusteth in the

21 Blessed be the LORD: for he LORD, mercy shall compass him about. hath shewed me his marvellous kind 11 Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, ness in a strong city.

ye righteous: and shout for joy, all yè 29 For I said in my haste, I am cut that are upright in heart. off from before thine eyes ; neverthe

PSALM XXXIII. less thou heardest the voice of my sup- | 1 God is to be praised for his goodness, 6 fm kis plications when I cried unto thee.

power, 12 and for his providence. 20 Confir 23 O love the LORD, all ye his saints: dence is to be placed in God. for the Lord preserveth the faithful, Rejoice in the LORD, O ye righte. and plentifully rewardeth the proud ous: for praise is comely for the updoer.

right. 24 Be of good courage, and he shall 2 Praise the LORD with harp : sing strengthen your heart, all ye that hope unto him with the psaltery and an niin the Lord.

strument of ten strings. PSALM XXXII.

3 Sing unto him a new song; play 1 Blessedness consisteth in remission of sins. 3 skilfully with a loud noise.

Confession of sins giveth ease to the conscience. 4 For the word of the Lord is right; 8 God's promises bring joy. A Psalm of David, Maschil.

and all his works are done in truth.

5 He loveth righteousness and judg; Buessed is he whose transgression is ment: the earth is full of the goodness forgiven, whose sin is covered.

of the LORD.

and his providence.

PSALMS. They are blessed who trust in God. 6 By the word of the LORD were I wilų bless the Lord at all times: his the heavens made; and all the host of praise shall continually be in my mouth. them by the breath of his mouth. 2 My soul shall make her boast in

7 He gathereth the waters of the the LORD: the humble shall hear sea together as an heap: he layeth up thereof, and be glad. the depth in storehouses.

30 magnify the LORD with me, 8 Let all the earth fear the LORD: and let us exalt his name together. let all the inhabitants of the world 4 I sought the LORD, and he heard stand in awe of him.

me, and delivered me from all my fears. 9 For he spake, and it was done; 5 They looked unto him, and were he commanded, and it stood fast. lightened: and their faces were not

10 The LORD bringeth the counsel ashamed, of the heathen to nought: he maketh 6 This poor man cried, and the LORD the devices of the people of none heard him, and saved him out of all his effect.

troubles. 11 The counsel of the LORD stand 7 The angel of the LORD encampeth for ever, the thoughts of his heart eth round about them that fear him, to all generations.

and delivereth them. 12 Blessed is the nation whose God 8 O taste and see that the LORD is is the LORD; and the people whom good : blessed is the man that trusteth he hath chosen for his own inheritance, in him.

13 The Lord looketh from heaven; 9 O fear the LORD, ye his saints: for he beholdeth all the sons of men. there is no want to them that fear him.

14 From the place of his habitation 10 The young lions do lack, and he looketh upon all the inhabitants of suffer hunger: but they that seek the the earth.

LORD shall not want any good thing. 15 He fashioneth their hearts alike; 11 Come, ye children, hearken unto he considereth all their works. me: I will teach you the fear of the

16 There is no king saved by the LORD. multitude of an host: a mighty man 12 What man is he that desireth life, is not delivered by much strength. and loveth many days, that he may

17 An horse is a vain thing for safe- see good? ty; neither shall he deliver any by his 13 Keep thy tongue from evil, and great strength.

thy lips from speaking guile. 18 Behold, the eye of the LORD is 14 Depart from evil, and do good; upon them that fear him, upon

them seek

it. that hope in his mercy;

15 The eyes of the LORD are upon 19 To deliver their soul from death, the righteous, and his ears are open and to keep them alive in famine. unto their cry.

20 Our soul waiteth for the LORD: 16 The face of the LORD is against he is our help and our shield.

them that do evil, to cut off the re21 For our heart shall rejoice in him, membrance of them from the earth. because we have trusted in his holy 17 The righteous cry, and the LORD

heareth, and delivereth them out of 22 Let thy mercy, O LORD, be upon all their troubles. us, according as we hope in thee. 18 The LORD is nigh unto them that PSALM XXXIV.

are of a broken heart; and saveth such

as be of a contrite spirit. i David praiseth God, and exhorteth others thereto by his experience. 8 They are blessed

19 Many are the afflictions of the that trust in God. 11 He exhorteth to the righteous: but the LORD delivereth fear of God. 15 The privileges of the righteous. bim out of them all. APsalm of David, when he changed his 20 He keepeth all his bones : not

behaviour before Abimelech ; who one of them is broken. drove him away, and he departed.

21 Evil shall slay the wicked: and

and pursue


David prayeth against his enemies, PSALMS. and inciteth God against them. they that hate the righteous shall be

15 But in mine adversity they redesolate.

joiced, and gathered themselves toge22 The Lord redeemeth the soul ther; yea, the abjects gathered themof his servants : and none of them that selves together against me, and I trust in him shall be desolate. knew it not; they did tear me, and PSALM XXXV.

ceased not: 1 David prayeth for his own safety, and his ene 16 With hypocritical mockers in

mies' confusion. 11 He complaineth of their wrongful dealing : 22 thereby he inciteth God feasts, they gnashed upon me with against them.

their teeth. A Psalm of David.

17 Lord, how long wilt thou look Plead my cause, O Lord, with them on? rescue my soul from their dethat strive with me: fight against them structions, my darling from the lions. that fight against me.

18 I will give thee thanks in the 2 Take hold of shield and buckler, great congregation: I will praise thee and stand up for mine help.

among much people. 3 Draw out also the spear, and stop 19 Let not them that are mine enethe way against them that persecute me: mies wrongfully rejoice over, me: neisay unto my soul, I am thy salvation. ther let them wink with the eye that 4 Let them be confounded and put

hate me without a cause. to shame that seek after my soul : let 20 For they speak not peace: but them be turned back and brought to they devise deceitful matters against confusion that devise


hurt. them that are quiet in the land. 5 Let them be as chaff before the 21 Yea, they opened their mouth wind : and let the angel of the Lord wide against me, and said, Aha, aha, chase them.

our eye hath seen it. 6 Let their way be dark and slippery: 22 This thou hast seen, O LORD: and let the angel of the LORD perse- keep not silence: O LORD, be not far cute them.

from me. 7 For without cause have they hid 23 Stir up thyself, and awake to my for me their net in a pit, which without judgment, even unto my cause, my cause they have digged for my soul. God and my Lord. 8 Let destruction come upon

him 24 Judge me, O LORD my God, at unawares; and let his net that he according to thy righteousness; and hath hid catch himself; into that very let them not rejoice over me. destruction let him fall.

25 Let them not say in their hearts, 9 And my soul shall be joyful in the Ah, so would we have it: let them Lord: it shall rejoice in his salvation. not say, We have swallowed him up. 10 All my bones shall say, LORD,

26 Let them be ashamed and brought who is like unto thee, which deliverest to confusion together that rejoice at the

poor from him that is too strong mine hurt: let them be clothed with for him, yea, the poor and the needy shame and dishonour that magnify from him that spoileth him ?

themselves against me. 1 False witnesses did rise

up; they

27 Let them shout for joy, and be laid to my charge things that I knew not. glad, that favour my righteous cause :

12 They rewarded me evil for good yea, let them say continually, Let the to the spoiling of my soul. ,

LORD be magnified, which hath plea

sure in

: I humbled my soul with fasting; and my righteousness and of thy praise all the prayer returned into mine own bosom. day long.

14 I behaved myself as though he had been my friend or brother: I bow

PSALM XXXVI. ed down heavily, as one that mourneth

1 The gricrous estate of the wicked. 5 The er. for his mother.

cellency of God's mercy. -10 Darid prayeth for furour to God's children.

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The excellency of God's mercy. PSALMS." David persuadeth to trust in God. To the chief Musician, A Psalm of 4 Delight thyself also in the Lord; David the servant of the Lord. and he shall give thee the desires of

thine heart. The transgression of the wicked saith

5 Commit thy way unto the LORD; within my heart, that there is no fear trust also in him; and he shall bring of God before his

eyes. 2 For he flattereth himself in his

6 And he shall bring forth thy righteown eyes, until his iniquity be found ousness as the light, and thy judgment be hateful.

as the noonday. 3 The words of his mouth are ini 7 Rest in the LORD, and wait paquity and deceit: he hath left off to tiently for him: fret not thyself bebe wise, and to do good.

cause of him who prospereth in his 4 Hé deviseth mischief upon his way, because of the man who bringeth bed; he setteth himself in a way that wicked devices to pass. is not good; he abhorreth not evil. 8 Cease from anger, and forsake

5 Thy mercy, O LORD, is in the hea- wrath : fret not thyself in any wise to vens; and thy faithfulness reacheth do evil. unto the clouds.

9 For evildoers shall be cut off: but 6 Thy righteousness is like the great those that wait upon the Lord, they mountains; thy judgments are a great shall inherit the earth. deep: 0 LORD, thou preservest man 10 For yet a little while, and the and beast.

wicked shall not be: yea, thou shalt 7 How excellent is thy lovingkind- diligently consider his place, and it ness, O God! therefore the children shall not be. of men put their trust under the sha 11 But the meek shall inherit the dow of thy wings.

earth; and shall delight themselves in 8 They shall be abundantly satisfied the abundance of peace. with the fatness of thy house; and thou 12 The wicked plotteth against the shalt make them drink of the river of just, and gnasheth upon him with his thy pleasures.

teeth. 9 For with thee is the fountain of life: 13 The LORD shall laugh at him; in thy light shall we see light. for he, seeth that his day is coming.

10 o continue thy lovingkindness 14. The wicked have drawn out the unto them that know thee; and thy sword, and have bent their bow, to righteousness to the upright in heart. cast down the poor and needy, and to 11 Let not the foot of pride come slay such as be of upright con

onversation. against me, and let not the hand of the 15 Their sword shall enter into their wicked remove me.

own heart, and their bows shall be 12 There are the workers of iniquity broken. fallen : they are cast down, and shall 16 A little that a righteous man hath not be able to rise.

is better than the riches of many wicked. PSALM XXXVII.

17 For the arms of the wicked shall David persuadeth to patience and confulence in be broken : but the Lord upholdeth

God, by the different estate of the godly and the righteous. the wicked.

18 The Lord knoweth the days of A Psalm of David.

the upright: and their inheritance shall Fret not thyself because of evildoers, be for ever. neither be thou envious against the 19 They shall not be ashamed in the workers of iniquity.

evil time: and in the days of famine 2 For they shall soon becut down like they shall be satisfied. the grass, and wither as the green herb. 20 But the wicked shall perish, and

3 Trust in the LORD, and do good; the enemies of the LORD shall be as so shalt thou dwell in the land, and the fat of lambs: they shall consume; verily thou shalt be fed.

into smoke shall they consume away.

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