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in his way.
The happy condition of the godly. PSALMS. David imploreth God's mercy.
21 The wicked borroweth, and pay 40 And the LORD shall help them, eth not again: but the righteous shew- and deliver them: he shall deliver eth mercy, and giveth.
them from the wicked, and save them, 02 For such as be blessed of him shall because they trust in him. inherit the earth ; and they that be
PSALM XXXVIII. cursed of him shall be cut off.
Darid moveth God to take compassion of his piti. 23 The steps of a good man are or
ful case. dered by the LORD: and he delighteth
A Psalm of David, to bring to
remembrance. 24 Though he fall, he shall not be O LORD, rebuke me not in thy wrath : utterly cast down : for the Lord up- neither chasten me in thy hot displeaholdeth him with his hand. 25 I have been young, and now am
2 For thine arrows stick fast in me, old; yet have I not seen the righteous and thy hand presseth me sore. forsaken, nor his seed begging bread. 3 There is no soundness in
flesh 26 He is ever merciful, and lendeth; because of thine anger; neither is there and his seed is blessed.
any rest in my bones because of my sin. 27 Depart from evil, and do good; 4 For mine iniquities are gone over and dwell for evermore.
mine head: as an heavy burden they 28 For the Lord loveth judgment, are too heavy for me. and forsaketh not his saints; they are 5 My wounds stink and are corrupt preserved for ever : but the seed of because of my foolishness. the wicked shall be cut off.
6 I am troubled; I am bowed down 29 The righteous shall inherit the greatly; I go mourning all the day long. land, and dwell therein for ever. 7 For my loins are filled with a loath
30 The mouth of the righteous some disease : and there is no soundspeaketh wisdom, and his tongue ness in my flesh. talketh of judgment.
8 I am feeble and sore broken: I si The law of his God is in his heart; have roared by reason of the disquietnone of his steps shall slide.
heart. 32 The wicked watcheth the righte 9 Lord, all my desire is before thee; ous, and seeketh to slay him. and my groaning is not hid from thee.
33 The LORD will not leave him in 10 My heart panteth, my strength his hand, nor condemn him when he faileth me: as for the light of mine is judged.
eyes, it also is gone from me. 34 Wait on the LORD, and keep his 11 My lovers and my friends stand way, and he shall exalt thee to inherit aloof from my sore; and my kinsmen the land: when the wicked are cut off, stand afar off. thou shalt see it.
12 They also that seek after my life 35 I have seen the wicked in great lay snares for me: and they that seek power, and spreading himself like a my hurt speak mischievous things, and green bay tree.
imagine deceits all the day long. 36 Yet he passed away, and, lo, he 13 But I, as a deaf man, heard not; was not: yea, I sought him, but he and I was as a dumb man that openeth could not be found.
not his mouth. 37 Mark the perfect man, and be 14 Thus I was as a man that hearhold the upright: for the end of that eth not, and in whose mouth are no man is peace.
reproofs. 38 But the transgressors shall be 15 For in thee, O LORD, do I hope: destroyed together : the end of the thou wilt hear, Ó LORD my God. . wicked shall be cut off.
16 For I said, Hear me, lest other. 39 But the salvation of the righte-wise they should rejoice over me: when ous is of the LORD: he is their strength my foot slippeth, they magnify themin the time of trouble.
selves against me.
David's care of his thoughts. PSALMS. The benefit of trust in God
17 For I am ready to halt, and my correct man for iniquity, thou makest sorrow is continually before me. his beauty to consume away like a
18 For I will declare mine iniquity; moth : surely every man is vanity. I will be sorry for my sin.
Selah. 19 But mine enemies are lively, and 12 Hear my prayer, O LORD, and they are strong: and they that hate give ear unto my cry; hold not thy me wrongfully are multiplied. peace at my tears: for I am a stranger
20 They also that render evil for with thee, and a sojourner, as all my good are mine adversaries ; because fathers were. I follow the thing that good is.
13 O spare me,
may 21 Forsake me not, O Lord: O my strength, before I go hence, and be God, be not far from me. 22 Make haste to help me, O LORD
PSALM XL. my salvation.
1 The benefit of confidence in God. 6 Obedience PSALM XXXIX.
is the best sacrifice. 11 The sense of David's
erils inflameth his prayer.
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of rererence of God's judgments, 10 and prayer,
David. are his bridles of impatience.
WAITED patiently for the LORD; To the chief Musician, even to Jedu
and he inclined unto me, and heard thun, A Psalm of David.
I will take heed to my ways, 2 He brought me up also out of an that I sin not with my tongue: I will horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and keep my mouth with a bridle, while
upon a rock, and estathe wicked is before me.
blished my goings. 2 I was dumb with silence, I held 3 And he hath put a new song in my peace, even from good; and my my mouth, even praise unto our God: sorrow was stirred.
many shall see it, and fear, and shall 3 My heart was hot within me, while trust in the LORD. I was musing the fire burned then 4 Blessed is that man that maketh spake I with my tongue.
the Lord his trust, and respecteth not 4 Lord, make me to know mine the prond, nor such as turn aside to lies. end, and the measure of my days, what 5 Many, O LORD my God, are thy it is; that I may know how frail I am. wonderful works which thou hast done,
5 Behold, thou hast made my days and thy thoughts which are to us-ward: as an handbreadth; and mine age is they cannot be reckoned up in order as nothing before thee: verily every unto thee: if I would declare and man at his best state is altogether va- speak of them, they are more than can nity. Selah.
be numbered. 6 Surely every man walketh in a vain 6 Sacrifice and offering thou didst shew: surely they are disquieted in not desire; mine ears hast thou openvain: he heapeth up riches, and know-ed: burnt offering and sin offering eth not who shall gather them. hast thou not required.
7 And now, LORD, what wait I for? 7 Then said I, Lo, I come : in the my hope is in thee.
volume of the book it is written of me, 8 Deliver me from all my transgres 8 I delight to do thy will, O my God: sions : make me not the reproach of yea, thy law is within my
heart. the foolish.
9 I have preached righteousness in 9 I was dumb, I opened not my the great congregation : lo, I have not mouth; because thou didst it.
refrained my lips, O LORD, thou 10 Remove thy stroke away from knowest. me: I am consumed by the blow of 10 I have not hid thy righteousness thine hand.
within my heart; I have declared thy 11 When thou with rebukes dost | faithfulness and thy salvation : I have
God's care of the poor.
David's zeal to serre Goul. not concealed thy lovingkindness and 7 All that hate me whisper togethy truth from the great congregation. ther against me: against me do they
il Withhold not thou thy tender devise my hurt. mercies from me, O Lord: 'let thy 8 An evil disease, say they, cleaveth lovingkindness and thy truth conti- fast unto him: and now that he lieth ' nually preserve me.
he shall rise up no more. 12 For innumerable evils have com 9 Yea, mine own familiar friend, in passed me about: mine iniquities have whom I trusted, which did eat of my taken hold upon me, so that I am not bread, hath lifted up his heel against able to look up; they are more than me. the hairs of mine head: therefore my 10 But thou, O LORD, be merciful heart faileth me.
unto me, and raise me up, that I
may 13 Be pleased, O LORD, to deliver requite them. me: 0 LORD, make haste to help me. 11 By this I know that thou favour
14 Let them be ashamed and con est me, because mine enemy doth not founded together that seek after my triumph over me. soul to destroy it; let them be driven 12 And as for me, thou upholdest backward and put to shame that wish me in mine integrity, and settest me me evil.
before thy face for ever. 15 Let them be desolate for a re 13 Blessed be the LORD God of ward of their shame that say unto me, Israel from everlasting, and to everAha, aha.
lasting. Amen, and Amen. 16 Let all those that seek thee re
PSALM XLII. joice and be glad in thee: let such as 1 David's zeal to serve God in the temple. 5 He love thy salvation say continually, The encourageth his soul to trust in God. Lord be magnified.
To the chief Musician, Maschil, for 17 But I am poor and needy; yet
the sons of Korah. the LORD thinketh upon me: thou As the hart panteth after the water art my help and my deliverer; make brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, no tarrying, O my God.
2 My soul thirsteth for God, for the 1 God's care of the poor. 4 David complaineth
of his enemies' treachery. * 10 He fleeth to God living God: when shall I come and for succour.
appear before God? To the chief Musician, A Psalm of 3 My tears have been my meat day David.
and night, while they continually say Blessed is he that considereth the unto me, Where is thy God? poor: the LORD will deliver him in 4 When I remember these things, I time of trouble.
pour out my soul in me: for I had 2 The LORD will preserve him, and gone with the multitude, I went with keep him alive; and he shall be blessed them to the house of God, with the upon the earth: and thou wilt not de- voice of joy and praise, with a multiliver him unto the will of his enemies. tude that kept holyday.
3 The LORD will strengthen him 5 Why art thou cast down, O my upon the bed of languishing : thou soul? and why art thou disquieted in wilt make all his bed in his sickness.me? hope thou in God: for I shall
4 I said, LORD, be merciful unto yet praise him for the help of his me: heal my soul; for I have sinned countenance. against thee.
6 O my God, my soul is cast down 5 Mine enemies speak evil of me, within me: therefore will I rememWhen shall he die, and his name perish? ber thee from the land of Jordan, and
6 And if he come to see me, he of the Hermonites, from the hill Mizar. speaketh vanity: his heart gathereth 7 Deep calleth unto deep at the noise iniquity to itself; when he goeth of thy waterspouts : all thy waves and abroad, he telleth it.
thy billows are gone over me.
David prayeth to God.
The church's complaint. 8 Yet the LORD will command e How thou didst drive out the heahis lovingkindness in the daytime, then with thy hand, and plantedst and in the night his song shall be with them; how thou didst afflict the peome, and my prayer unto the God of ple, and cast them out.
3 For they got not the land in pos9 I will say unto God my rock, session by their own sword, neither Why hast thou forgotten me? why did their own arm save them : but thy go , I mourning because of the op- right hand, and thine arm, and the light pression of the enemy?
of thy countenance, because thou 10 As with a sword in my bones, hadst a favour unto them. mine enemies reproach me; while 4 Thou art my King, O God: comthey say daily unto me, Where is thy mand deliverances for Jacob. God?
5 Through thee will we push down 11 Why art thou cast down, O my our enemies: through thy name will soul? and why art thou disquieted we tread them under that rise up within me? hope thou in God: for I against us. shall yet praise him, who is the health 6 For I will not trust in my bow, of my countenance, and my God. neither shall iny sword save me. PSALM XLIII.
7 But thou hast saved us from our 1 David, praying to be restored to the temple,
enemies, and hast put them to shame promiseth to serre God joyfully. 5 He en
that hated us. courageth his soul to trust in God.
8 In God we boast all the day long, Judge me, O God, and plead my and praise thy name for ever. Selah. cause against an ungodly nation: 0 9 But thou hast cast off, and put us deliver me from the deceitful and un to shame; and goest not forth with just man.
our armies. 2 For thou art the God of my 10 Thou makest us to turn back strength; why dost thou cast me off from the enemy; and they which hate why go I mourning because of the us spoil for themselves. oppression of the enemy?
11 Thou hast given us like sheep 3 0 send out thy light and thy truth: appointed for meat; and hast scatterlet them lead me; let them bring me ed us among the heathen. unto thy holy hill, and to thy ta 12 Thou sellest thy people for bernacles.
nought, and dost not increase thy 4 Then will I go unto the altar of wealth by their price. God, unto God my exceeding joy: 13 Thou makest us a reproach to yea, upon the harp will I praise thee, our neighbours, a scorn and a derision O God my God.
to them that are round about us. 5 Why art thou cast down, O my 14 Thou makest us a byword among soul? and why art thou disquieted the heathen, a shaking of the head within me? hope in God: for I shall among the people. yet praise him, who is the health of 15 My confusion is continually bemy countenance, and my God. fore me, and the shame of my face
hath covered me, PSALM XLIV.
1 The church, in memory of former favours, 7| 16 For the voice of him that re
complaineth of their present erils
. 17 Profess-proacheth and blasphemeth; by reason ing her integrity, 24 she fervently prayeth of the for succour.
17 All this is come upon us; yet To the chief Musician for the sons of have we not forgotten thee, neither Korah, Maschil.
have we dealt falsely in thy covenant. We have heard with our ears, O 18 Our heart is not turned back, God, our fathers have told us, what neither have our steps declined from work thou didst in their days, in the thy way; times of old.
19 Though thou hast sore broken
The majesty of Christ's kingdom. PSALMS, The church's confidence in God. us in the place of dragons, and cover- palaces, whereby they have made thee ed us with the shadow of death. glad.
20 If we have forgotten the name of 9 Kings' daughters were among thy our God, or stretched out our hands honourable women: upon thy right to a strange god;
hand did stand the queen in gold of 21 Shall not God search this out? Ophir. for he knoweth the secrets of the heart. io Hearken, O daughter, and con
22 Yea, for thy sake are we killed sider, and incline thine ear: forget all the day long; we are counted as also thine own people, and thy father's sheep for the slaughter.
house; 23 Awake, why sleepest thou, O 11 So shall the king greatly desire Lord? arise, cast us not off for ever. thy beauty: for he is thy Lord; and
24 Wherefore hidest thou thy face, worship thou him. and forgettest our affliction and our 12 And the daughter of Tyre shall oppression?
be there with a gift; even the rich 25 For our soul is bowed down to among the people shall intreat thy the dust: our belly cleaveth unto the favour. earth.
13 The king's daughter is all glori26 Arise for our help, and redeem ous within : her clothing is of wrought us for thy mercies' sake
14 She shall be brought unto the PSALM XLV. 1 The majesty and grace of Christ's kingdom. king in raiment of needlework: the
10 The duty of the church, and the benefits virgins her companions that follow thereof.
her shall be brought unto thee. To the chief Musician
Shoshan 15 With gladness and rejoicing nim, for the sons of Korah, Mas- shall they be brought: they shall enchil, A Song of loves.
ter into the king's palace. My heart is inditing a good matter : 16 Instead of thy fathers shall be I speak of the things which I have thy children, whom thou mayest make made touching the king : my tongue princes in all the earth. is the pen of a ready writer.
17 I will make thy name be remem2 Thou art fairer than the children bered in all generations: therefore of men: grace is poured into thy lips: shall the people praise thee for ever therefore God hath blessed thee for and ever. ever.
PSALM XLVI. 3 Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, 1 The confidence which the church hath in God. O most mighty, with thy glory and thy To the chief Musician for the sons
8 An exhortation to behold it. majesty 4. And in thy majesty ride prosper
of Korah, A Song upon Alamoth. ously because of truth and meekness God is our refuge and strength, a and righteousness; and thy right hand very present help in trouble. shall teach thee terrible things.
2 Therefore will not we fear, though 5 Thine arrows are sharp in the the earth be removed, and though heart of the king's enemies; whereby the mountains be carried into the the people fall under thee.
midst of the sea; 6 Thy throne, O God, is for ever 3. Though the waters thereof roar and ever : the sceptre of thy kingdom and be troubled, though the mounis a right sceptre.
tains shake with the swelling thereof. 7 Thou lovest righteousness, and Selah. hatest wickedness: therefore God, thy 4 There is a river, the streams God, hath anointed thee with the oil whereof shall make glad the city of of gladness above thy fellows.
God, the holy place of the tabernacles 8 All thy garments smell of myrrh, of the most high. and aloes, and cassia, out of the ivory 5 God is in the midst of her; shc