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my heart.

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David's profession of obedience. PSALMS.

His comfort in Goul. of thy precepts: so. shall I talk of thy commandments, which I have loved. wondrous works.

48 My hands also will I lift up unto 28 My soul melteth for heaviness: thy commandments, which I have strengthen thou me according unto thy loved; and I will meditate in thy word.

statutes. 29 Remove from me the way of ly

I ZAIN. ing: and grant me thy law graciously. 49 Remember the word unto thy

30 I have chosen the way of truth: servant, upon which thou hast caused thy judgments have I laid before me. me to hope. 3i I have stuck unto thy testimonies: 50 This is

my
comfort in

my

afflicO LORD, put me not to shame. tion : for thy word hath quickened me.

32 I will run the way of thy com 51 The proud have had me greatly mandments, when thou shalt enlarge in derision: yet have I not declined

from thy law.

52 I remembered thy judgments of 33 Teach me, O Lord, the way of old, O LORD; and have comforted thy statutes; and I shall keep it into myself. the end.

53 Horror hath taken hold

upon

me 34 Give me understanding, and I because of the wicked that forsake shall keep thy law; yea, I shall ob- thy law. serve it with my whole heart.

54 Thy statutes have been my sougs 35 Make me to go in the path of thy in the house of my pilgrimage. commandments; for therein do I de 55 I have remembered thy name, light.

O LORD, in the night, and have kept 36 Incline my heart unto thy testi- thy law. monies, and not to covetousness..

56 This I had, because I kept thy 37 Turn away mine eyes from be- precepts. holding vanity; and quicken thou me

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57 Thou art my portion, O Lord: 38 Stablish thy word unto thy ser- I have said that I would keep thy vant, who is devoted to thy fear. words.

39 Turn away my reproach which 58 I intreated thy favour with my I fear: for thy judgments are good. whole heart: be merciful unto me

40 Behold, I have longed after thy according to thy word. precepts: quicken me in thy righte 59 I thought on my ways, and turn

ed my feet unto thy testimonies. 1 VAU.

60 I made haste, and delayed not to 41 Let thy mercies come also unto keep thy commandınents. me, O LORD, even thy salvation, ac 61 The bands of the wicked have cording to thy word.

robbed me: but I have not forgotten 42 So shall I have wherewith to an- thy law. swer him that reproacheth me: for. I 62 At midnight I will rise to give trust in thy word.

thanks unto thee because of thy right43 And take not the word of truth eous judgments. utterly out of my mouth; for I have 63 I am a companion of all them hoped in thy judgments.

that fear thee, and of them that keep 44 So shall I keep thy law conti- thy precepts. nually for ever and ever.

64 The earth, O LORD, is full of 45 And I will walk at liberty: for I thy mercy; teach me thy statutes. seek thy precepts.

♡ TETH. 46 I will speak of thy testimonies 65 Thou hast dealt well with thy also before kings, and will not be servant, O LORD, according unto thy ashamed.

word. 47 And I will delight myself in thy 66 Teach me good judgment and

in thy way:

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The benefit of afflictions.

PSALMS.

David's love to God's law. knowledge: for I have believed thy 85 The proud have digged pits for commandments.

nie,

which are not after thy law. 67 Before I was afflicted I went 86 All thy commandments are faithastray: but now have I kept thy word. ful: they persecute me wrongfully:

68 Thou art good, and doest good; help thou me. teach me thy statutes.

87 They had almost consumed me 69 The proud have forged a lie upon earth; but I forsook not thy against me, but I will keep thy pre-precepts. cepts with my whole heart.

88 Quicken me after thy loving70 Their heart is as fat as grease; kindness; so shall I keep the testibut I delight in thy law.

mony of thy mouth. .71 It is good for me that I have

5 LAMED. been afflicted; that I might learn 89 For ever, O LORD, thy word is thy statutes.

settled in heaven. 72 The law of thy mouth is better 90 Thy faithfulness is unto all geneunto me than thousands of gold and rations: thou hast established the

earth, and it abideth.

91 They continue this day accord73 Thy bands have made me and ing to thine ordinances: for all are fashioned me: give me understand thy servants. ing, that I may learn thy command 92 Unless thy law had been my ments.

delights, I should then have perished 74 They that fear thee will be glad in niine affliction. when they see me; because I have 93 I will never forget thy prehoped in thy word.

cepts: for with them thou hast quick75 I know, O Lord, that thy judg-ened me. ments are right, and that thou in faith 94 I am thine, save me; for I have fulness hast afflicted me.

sought thy precepts. 76 Let, I pray thee, thy merciful 95 The wicked have waited for nie kindness be for my comfort, accord to destroy me: but I will consider ing to thy word unto thy servant. thy testimonies.

77 Let thy tender mercies come 96 I have seen an end of all perunto me, that I may live: for thy law fection: but thy commandment is is my delight.

exceeding broad. 78 Let the proud be ashamed; for

DMÉM they dealt perversely with me without 97 O how I love thy law! it is a cause; but I will meditate in thy my meditation all the day. precepts.

98 Thou through thy command79 Let those that fear thee turn ments hast made me wiser than mine unto me, and those that have known enemies: for they are ever with me. thy testimonies.

99 I have more understanding than 80 Let my heart be sound in thy all my teachers: for thy testimonies statutes; that I be not ashamed.

are my meditation. J CAPH.

100 I understand more than the an81 My soul fainteth for thy salva- cients, because I keep thy precepts. tion: but I hope in thy word.

101 I have refrained my feet from 82 Mine eyes fail for thy word, say-every evil way, that I might keep thy ing, When wilt thou comfort me?

word. 83 For I am become like a bottle 102 I have not departed from thy in the smoke; yet do I not forget thy judgments: for thou hast taught me. statutes.

103 How sweet are thy words unto 84 How many are the days of thy my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to servant? when wilt thou execute judg- my mouth! ment on them that persecute me? 104 Through thy precepts I get

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David's trust in God's word. PSALMS.

David's zial. understanding: therefore I hate every 124 Deal with thy servant accord

ing unto thy mercy, and teach me thy ) NUN.

statutes. 105 Thy word is as a lamp unto my 125 I um thy servant; give me unfeet, and a light unto my path. derstanding, that I may know thy 106 I have sworn, and I will per

testimonies. form it, that I will keep thy right 126 It is time for thee, LORD, to eous judgments.

work: for they have made void thy law. 107 I am afflicted very much: 127 Therefore I love thy comquicken me, O Lord, according to mandments above gold; yea, above thy word.

108 Accept, I beseech thee, the 198 Therefore I esteem all thy prefreewill offerings of my mouth, Ocepts concerning all things to be right; LORD, and teach me thy judgments. and I hate

every
false

way. 109 My soul is continually in my

DPE. hand: yet do I not forget thy law. 129 Thy testimonies are wonderful:

110 The wicked have laid a snare therefore doth my soul keep them. for me: yet I erred not from thy 130 The entrance of thy words precepts.

giveth light; it giveth understanding 111 Thy testimonies have I taken unto the simple. as an heritage for ever: for they are 131 I opened my mouth, and panted: the rejoicing of my heart. .

for I longed for thy commandments. 112 I have inclined mine heart to 132 Look thou upon me, and be perform thy statutes alway, even unto merciful unto me, as thou usest to do the end.

unto those that love thy name. D SAMECH.

133 Order my steps in thy word: 113 I hate vain thoughts: but thy and let not any iniquity have dominlaw do I love.

ion over me. J 14 Thou art my hiding place and 134 Deliver me from the oppression my shield: I hope in thy word. of man: so will I keep thy precepts.

115 Depart from me, ye evildoers: 135 Make thy face to shine upon thy for I will keep the commandments of servant; and teach me thy statutes.

136 Rivers of waters run down mine 116 Uphold me according unto thy eyes, because they keep not thy law! word, that I may live: and let me not be ashamed of my hope.

'137 Righteous urt thou, O Lord, 117 Hold thou me up, and I shall and upright are thy judgments. be safe: and I will have respect unto 138 Thy testimonies that thou hast thy statutes continually.

commanded are righteous and very 118 Thou hast trodden down all faithful. theni that err from thy statutes: for 139 My zeal hath consumed me, their deceit is falsehood.

because mine enemies have forgotten 119 Thou puttest away all the wick-thy words. ed of the earth like dross: therefore I 140 Thy word is very pure: therelove thy testimonies.

fore thy servant loveth it. i 120 My flesh trembleth for fear of 141 I am small and despised: yet thee; and I am afraid of thy judgments. do not I forget thy precepts. Y AN.

142 Thy righteousness is an ever121 I have done judgment and jus- lasting righteousness, and thy law is tice: leave me not to mine oppressors. the truth.

122 Be surety for thy servant for 143 Trouble and anguish have taken good: let not the proud oppress me. hold on me: yet thy commandments

123 Mine eyes' fail for thy salvation, are my delights. and for the word of thy righteousness. 144 The righteousness of thy testi

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Darid's trust in God's mercies. PSALMS. His delight is in God's laro. monies is everlasting: give me under 164 Seven times a day do I praise standing, and I shall live.

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ments. 145 | cried with my whole heart; 165 Great peace have they which hear me, O LORD: I will keep thy love thy law; and nothing shall ofstatutes.

fend them. 146 I cried unto thee; save me, and 166 LORD, I have hoped for thy salI shall keep thy testimonies.

vation, and done thy commandments. 147 I prevented the dawning of the 167 My soul hath kept thy testimorning, and cried: I hoped in thy monies; and I love them exceedingly. word.

168 I have kept thy precepts and 148 Mine eyes prevent the night thy testimonies : " for all my ways are watches, that I might meditate in thy before thee. word.

N TAU. 149 Hear my voice according unto 169 Let my cry come near before thy lovingkindness: O Lord, quick-thee, O LORD: give me understanden me according to thy judgment. ing according to thy word.

150 They draw nigh that follow after 170 Let my supplication come bemischief: they are far from thy law. fore thee: deliver me according to

151 Thou art near, O LORD; and thy word. all thy commandments are truth. 171 My lips shall utter praise, when

152 Concerning thy testimonies, I thou hast taught me thy statutes. have known of old that thou hast 172 My tongue shall speak of thy founded them for ever.

word: for all thy commandments are Y RESH.

righteousness. 153 Consider mine affliction, and de 173 Let thine hand help me; for I liver me: for I do not forget thy law. have chosen thy precepts. 154 Plead my cause,

and deliver me: 174 I have longed for thy salvation, quicken me according to thy word. O LORD; and thy law is my delight.

155 Salvation is far from the wick 175 Let my soul live, and it shall ed: for they seek not thy statutes. praise thee; and let thy judgments

156 Great are thy tender mercies, help me. O LORD: quicken me according to 176 I have gone astray like a lost thy judgments.

sheep; seek thy servant; for I do not 157 Many are my persecutors and forget thy commandments. inine enemies; yet do I not decline

PSALM CXX. from thy testimonies.

1 David prayeth against Doeg, 3 reproveth his 158 I beheld the transgressors, and

tongue, 5 complaineth of his necessary conter. was grieved; because they kept not thy word.

A Song of degrees. 159 Consider how I love thy pre- In my distress I cried unto the cepts : quicken me, O LORD, accord- LORD, and he heard me. ing to thy lovingkindness.

2 Deliver my soul, O LORD, from 160 Thy word is true from the be- lying lips, and from a deceitful tongue. ginning : and every one of thy righte 3 What shall be given unto thee? or ous judgments endureth for ever. what shall be done unto thee, thou VSCHIN.

false tongue? 161 Princes have persécuted me

4 Sharp arrows of the mighty, with without a cause: but my heart stand-coals of juniper. eth in awe of thy word.

5 Woe is me, that I sojourn in Me162 I rejoice at thy word, as one sech, that I dwell in the tents of that findeth great spoil.

Kedar! 163 I hate and abhor lying: but thy 6 My soul hath long dwelt with him law do I love.

that lateth peace.

sation with the wicked.

terance.

The safety of the godly.

PSALMS.

The church's deliverance. 7 I am for peace: but when I speak, UNTO thee lift up mine eyes, o they are for war.

thou that dwellest in the heavens. PSALM CXXI.

2 Behold, as the eyes of servants The great safety of the godly, who put their trust look unto the hand of their masters,

in God's protection.
A Song of degrees.

and as the eyes of a maiden unto the

hand of her mistress; so our eyes wait I will lift up mine eyes unto the upon the Lord our God, until that hills, from whence cometh my help. he have mercy upon us.

2 My help cometh from the LORD, 3 Have mercy upon us, O LORD, which made heaven and earth.

have mercy upon us: for we are ex3 He will not suffer thy foot to be ceedingly filled with contempt. moved : he that keepeth thee will not 4 Our soul is exceedingly filled with slumber.

the scorning of those that are at ease, 4 Behold, he that keepeth Israel and with the contempt of the proud. shall neither slumber nor sleep.

PSALM CXXIV. 5 The LORD is thy keeper: the The church blesseth God for a miraculous deliLord is thy shade upon thy right hand.

6 The sun shall not smite thee by A Song of degrees of David. day, nor the moon by night.

lp it had not been the LORD who was 7 The LORD shall preserve thee from on our side, now may Israel

say; all evil: he shall preserve thy soul. 2 If it had not been the LORD who

8 The LORD shall preserve thy going was on our side, when men rose up out and thy coming in from this time against us : forth, and even for evermore.

3 Then they had swallowed us up PSALM CXXII.

quick, when their wrath was kindled 1 David professeth his joy for the church, 6 and against us: prayeth for the peace thereof.

4 Then the waters had overwhelmed A Song of degrees of David.

us, the stream had gone over our soul : I

was glad when they said unto me, 5 Then the proud waters had gone Let us go into the house of the LORD. over our soul.

2 Our feet shall stand within thy 6 Blessed be the LORD, who hath gates, O Jerusalem.

not given us as a prey to their teeth. 3 Jerusalem is builded as a city 7 Our soul is escaped as a bird out that is compact together:

of the snare of the fowlers : the snare 4 Whither the tribes go up, the tribes is broken, and we are escaped. of the LORD, unto the testimony of 8 Our help is in the name of the Israel, to give thanks unto the name LORD, who made heaven and earth. of the LORD.

PSALM CXXV. 5 For there are set thrones of judgment, the thrones 8f the house of 1 The safety of such as trust in God. 4 A pray.

er for the godly, und aguinst the wicked. David. 6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem:

A Song of degrees. they shall prosper that love thee. They that trust in the LORD shall

7 Peace be within thy walls, and be as mount Zion, which cannot be prosperity within thy palaces. removed, but abideth for ever.

8 For my brethren and companions' 2 As the mountains are round about sakes, I will now say, Peace be with Jerusalem, so the LORD is round in thee.

about his people from henceforth 9 Because of the house of the even for ever. LORD our God I will seek thy good. 3 For the rod of the wicked shall PSALM CXXIII.

not rest upon the lot of the righteous; 1 The godly profess their confidence in God, 3 lest the righteous put forth their hands and pray to be delivered from contempt.

unto iniquity. A Song of degrees.

4 Do good, () LORD, unto those

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