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the tutrage of the wicltd. PSALMS.

David's confidence.

7 But the Lo R D lhall endure for ever: he bath prepared his tin one for judgement.

t And he (hall judge the world in righteousness, he (half minister judgement to the people in uprightness.

9TheLo R. D also will bearefuge for the oppressed, a refuge in time of trouble.

io And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, Lor D, bast not forsaken them that seek thee.

Ii Sing praises to the Lord, which dwelleth in Zion: declare among the people his doings.

12 When he maketh inquisition for blood, he remembereth them: he forgetteth not the cry of the humble.

13 Have mercy upon me, O Lo R D; confided my trouble which I suffer of them that hate me, thou tltat lifted me up from the gates of death:

14. That I may sliew forth all thy praise in the gates of the daughter of Zion: I will rejoice in thy salvation.

15 The heathen are sunk down in the pit that they made: in the net which they hid is their own foot taken.

16 The Lor D is known by the judgement which he executeth: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion.' Selah.

17 The wicked (hall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.

18 For the needy (hall not al way be forgotten: the expectation of the poor (hall not perish for ever.

i9Arise,OLoRD;letnotmanprevail: let the heathen be judged in thy sight.

10 Put them in fear, O Lord: that the nations may know themselves to be but men. Selah.

P S A L. X. 1 David complaint th to God of the outrage

of the wicked, n He prayethfor remedy.

16 He prose/seth his confidence.

WHY standeft thouafaroff, O Lord? •why hidest thou thyself in times of trouble i

% The wicked in his pride doth persecute the poor: let them be taken in the devices that they have imagined.

3 For the wicked boasteth of his heart's desire, and blesseth the covetous, whom the Lor D abhorreth. _

4 The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts.

t His ways are always grievous; thy Judgements ar^ far above out of his sight: as tor all his enemies, he puffeth at them.

it He hath laid in his heart, I (hall not be mc»o4: -for I /hall never -he in •dvepity.

7 His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and fraud: under his tongue it mischief and vanity.

8 He sitteth in the lurking places of the villages: in the secret places doth he murder the innocent: his eyes are privily set against the poor.

9 He Heth in wait secretly as a lion in his den; he lieth in wait to catch the poor: he doth catch the poor, when he draweth him into his net.

10 Hecroucheth,a#iliumbleth himself, that the poor may fall by his strong ones.

11 He hath said in his heart, God hath forgotten: he hideth his face; he will never see it.

is Arise,OLOR0;O God, lift up thine hand: forget not the humble.

13 Wherefore doth the wicked contemn God? he hath said in his hem t, Thou wilt not require it.

14 Thou hast seen it; for thou beholdell mischief and spite, to requite it with thy hand: the poor committeth himself unto thse; thou art the helper of the fatherless.

15 Break thou the arm of the wicked and the evil man; seek out his wickedness /;'// /hou find none.

i6The Lo R a is Kingforeverandever: the heathen are perilhed out of his land.

17 Lord, thou hast heard the desire of the humble: thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear:

1 8 To judge the fatherless and the oppressed, that the man of the earth may no more oppress.

P S A L. XI. 1 David encoura^elh himself in God

against his enemies. 4 The providence

and justice q/God. To the chief musician, a psalm of David.

IN the Lo R D put I my trust: how fay ye to my foul, Flee as a bird to your mountain?

1 For, lo, the wicked bend their bow, they make ready their arrow upon the string, that they may privily (hoot at the upright in heart.

3 If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?

4. The Lord is in his holy temple, the Lord's throne is in heaven: his eyes behold, his eyelids try the children of men.

5 The Lord trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his foul hateth.

6 Upon the wicked he (hall rain snares, fire and brimstone, and an horrible tempast: this /hall be the portion-of their cup.

T For David's complaint, &e. P S A L

7 For rhe righteous Lord loveth

righteousness j his countenance doth

behold the upright.


I David destitute of human comfort, craveth help of God. 3 He comforteth himself •with Gods judgements on the wicked, and confidence in God's tried promises.

To the chief musician upon Sheminith, a psalm of David.

HELP, Lord; for the godly man ceaseth, for the faithful fail from among the children of men.

» They speak vanity every one with his neighbour: -with nattering lips, and with a double heart do they speak.

3 The Lord (hall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaketn proud things:

4 Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail; our lips are our own: who is lord over us <

5 For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, (aith the Lord; 1 will set htm in safety from him that puffeth at him.

6 The words of the Lord are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.

7 Thou shalt keep them, O Lord, thou stialt preserve them from this generation for ever.

8 The wicked walk on every side, when the vilest men are exalted.

P S A L. XIII. 1 David ccmpl.iineth of delay in help. 3

He prayeth for preventing grace. 5 He

boast eth of divine mercy. To the chief musician, a psalm of David.

HO W long wilt thou forget me, O Lo R D? for ever? how"long wilt thou hide thy face from me?

a How long fliall I take counsel in my soul, having sorrow in my heart daily f how long shall mine enemy be exalted over me?

3 Consider and hear me, O Lord my God: lighten mine eyes, lest I sleep the steep o/death;

4 Left mine enemy fay, I have prevai 1 ed against him j and those that trouble me rejoice when I am moved.

5 But I have trusted in thy mercy; my heart (hall rejoice in thy salvation.

6 I will sing unto the Lord, because he hath dealt bountifully with me.


I David describe th the corruption of a natural man; 4 convincesh the inicked by the light ef their conscience; 7 glorieth in the salvation of God.

To the chief musician, a psalm of David.

M S. Who is a citizen of lion.

THE fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abomniable works, there is none that doeth good.

2 The Lor D looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to fee if there were any that did understand, and seek God.

3 They are all gene aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one.

4 Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge? who eat up my people as they eat bread, and call not upon the Lo R D .

5 There were they in great fear: for God is in the generation of the righteous.

6 Ye have (hamed the counsel of the poor, because the Lord is his refuge.

7 Oh that the salvation of Israel were comeoutof Zion! when tbeLoR D biingeth back thecaptivity of his people, Jacob (hall rejoice, and Israel (hall be glad.

P S A L. XV.

David deferibeth a citizen of Zion.

A psalm of David.

LORD, who sliall abide in thy tabernacle? who (hall dwell in thyholy hill' * He that walkcth uprightly, and woiketh righteousness, and spesketh the truth in his heart.

3 He that backbiteth not with his tongue, nor doeth evil to his neighbour, nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbour.

4 In whose eyes a vile person is contemned; but he honoureth them that fear the Lord. He that iweaieth to his own hurt, and changeth not.

5 He that putteth not out his money to usury, nor taketh reward against the innocent. He that doeth these things sliall never be moved.

P S A L. XVI. 1 David in distrust of merits, and hatred of idolatry, fleeth to Gad for preservation. 5 He Jheiveth the hope ofhrs calling, of the refurreBion of life everlasting. Michtam of David.

PRESERVE me, O God: for in thee do I put my trust. a O my foul, thou hast said unto the Lo R D , Thou art my Lo R D: my goodnels extendeth not to thee;

3 But to the saints that are in the earth, and to the excellent, in whom is all my delight.

4 Their sorrows (hall be multiplied that hasten after anotlier god: their drink offerings of blood will I not offer, nor take up their names into my lip«.

Davits s hope and integrity. PSALMS.

Hepraiseth God.

5 The Lord is the portion of mine inheritance, and of ray cup: thou maintainest my lot.

6 The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage.

7 I will bless the Lord, who hath given me counsel: my reins also instruct roe in the night seasons.

, 8 I have set the Lord always before me: because he is at my right hand, I (hall not be moved.

9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also (hall rest in hope.

Io For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to (ee corruption.

Ii Thou wilt (hew me the path of life: in thy presence /'/ fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.

P S A L. XVII. I David in confidence of his integrity, crav

eth defence of God against his enemies.

jo He Jheweth their pride, craft, and

eagerness. 13 He prayeth against them

in confidence of his hope.

A prayer of David.

HEAR the right, O Lord, attend unto my cry, give ear unto my prayer, that goeth not out of feigned lips. 1 Let my sentence come forth from thy presence; let thine eyes behold the things that are equal.

3 Thou hast proved mine heart; thou • hail visited me in the night; thou hast

tried me, and (halt find nothing; I am purposed that my mouth (halt not transgress.

4 Concerning the works of men, by the word of thy lips I have kept me from the paths of the destroyer.

5 Hold up my goings in thy paths, that my footsteps flip not. ■•

6 I nave called upon thee, for thou wilt hear me, O God: incline thine ear unto me, and hear my speech.

7 Shew thy marvellous lovingkindness, O thou that siwest by thy right hand them which put their trust in thee from those that rise up against them.

8 Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the (hadow of thy wings,

9 From the wicked that oppress me, from my deadly enemies, who compass

me about.

I o They are inclosed in their own sat: with their mouth they spe.-.k proudly.

II They have now compassed us in our steps: they have set their eyes bowing down to the earth;

ii Like as a lion that is greedy of liii prey, and as it were a young lion lurking in secret places.

13 Arise, 6 Loud, disappoint him, cast him down: deliver my (bul from the wicked, which is thy sword:

14 From men, which are thy hand, O Lo»: D, from men of the world, which have their portion in this life, and whose belly thou fillest with thy hid treasure: they are full of children, and leave the rest of then substance to their babes.

15 As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I (hall lie satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness.

P S A L. XVIII. David praifeth God for his manifohl and

marvellous blessings. To the chief musician, a psalm of David, the servant of the Lor n, who spake unto the Lo R D the words of this long in the day that the Lord delivered him from the hand of all his enemies, and from the hand of Saul: Andhelhid,

I WILL lovethee,OLoRD,my strength. » The Lor D is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer: my God, my strength in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.

3 I will call upon the Lor D, who is worthy to be praised: so sliall I be saved from mine enemies.

4 The sorrows of death comparted me, and the floods of ungodly men made me afraid.

5 The sorrows of hell compassed me about: the snares of death prevented me.

6 In my distress I called upon the Lord, and cried unto my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even into his ears.

7 Then the earth (hook and trembled t the foundations also of the hills moved and were (haken, because he was wroth.

8 There went up a smoke out of hit nostrils, and fire out of his mouth devoured: coals were kindled by it.

9 He bowed the heavens also, and came down: and darkness was under his feet.

10 And he rode upon a cherub, and did fly; yea, he did fly upon the wingi of the wind.

11 He made darkness his secret place; his pavilion round about him were dark waters and thick clouds of the sleies.

Ii At the brightness that was before him his thick clouds pasted, hail stones and coals of fire.

13 The Lo R D also thundered in th*. heavens, and the Highest gave his voices '-.ail stones and coals of tire.

14 Yea,

David praiseth Cod for PSAIMS.

14 Yea, he sent out his arrows, and scattered them; and he (hot out lightnings, and discomfited them.

15 Then the channels of waters were seen, and the foundations of the world were discovered at thy rebuke, Olord, at the blast of the breath of thy nostrils.

16 He sent from above, he took me, he drew me out of many waters.

17 He delivered me from my strong enemy, and from them which hated me; for they were too strong for me.

18 They prevented me in the day of my calamity: but the Lor D was my stay.

19 He brought me forth also lato a. large place, he delivered me, because be delighted in me.

10 The Lord rewarded me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands bath he recompensed me.

21 For I have kept the ways of the Lord, and have not wickedly departed from my God.

22 For all his judgements were before me, and I did not put away his statutes from me.

13 I was also upright before him, and I kept myself from mine iniquity.

24Therefore hath the Lord recompensed me according to my righteousness, according to the cleanness of my hands in his eyesight.

25 With the merciful thou wilt shew thyself merciful; with an upright man thou wilt shew thyself upright;

26 With the pure thou wilt mew thyself pure; and with the froward thou wilt shew thyself froward.

27 For thou wilt save the afflicted people; but wilt bring down high looks.

28 For thou wilt light ray candle: she Lord my God will enlighten my darkness.

29 For by thee I have run through a troop; and by my God have I leaped over a wall.

30 Jsfor God, his way is perfect: the word of the Lord is tried: he it a buckler to all those that trust in him.

31 For who is God save the Lo R D > or who is a rock save our God?

32 It is God that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect.

33 He maketh my feet like hinds' feel, and setteth me upon my high places.

34Heteacherhmy hands to war, so that a bow of steel is broken by mine arms.

35 Thou hast also giyen me the shield of thy salvation: and thy right hand hath holden me up, and thy gentleness hath made me great.

his manifold bltjjutgi.

36 Thou haft enlarged my steps under me, that rny feet did not slip.

37 I have pursued mine enemies, and overtaken them: neither did I turn again till they were consumed.

38 I have wounded them that they were not able to rise: they are fallen under my sect.

39 For thou hast girded me with strength unto the battle: thou hast subdued under me those that rose up against me.

40 Thou hast also given me the necks of mine enemies; that I might destroy them that hate me,

41 They cried, but there was none to dye them: even unto the Lord, but he answered them not.

42 Then did I beat them small as the dust before the wind: I did cast them out as the dirt in the streets.

43 Thou hast delivered me from the strivings of the people; and thou hast made me the head of the heathen: a people <whom I have not known sliall serve me.

4+ As soon as they hear of me, they mail obey me: the strangers shall submit themselves unto me.

45 The strangers sliall fade away, and be afraid out of their close places.

46 The Lord liveth; and blessed f* my rock; and let the God of my salvation be exalted.

47 // it God that avengeth me, and subdueth the people unto me.

48 He dtlivereth me from mine enemies : yea, thou liftest me up above those that rise up against me: thou hast delivered me from the violent man.

49 Therefore will I give thanks unto thee, O Lord, among the heathen, and sing praises unto thy name.

50 Great deliverance giveth he to his king; and stieweth mercy to his anointed, to David, and to his seed for evermore.


1 The creatures flieiti God's glory; 7 th*

word, his grace. iiDavidprayethforit.

To the chief musician, a psalm of David.

THE heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament flieweth his handywork.

2 Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night stieweth knowledge.

3 there is no speech nor language, nuhere their voice is not heard.

4 Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sue,

5 Which

EmvUprayeth for grace. PSALMS

S Which // as a bridegroom coming

out of hii chamber, and reioiceth as a strong man to run a race.

6 His going forth is from the end'of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.

7 The law of the Lord /'/perfect, conTerting the soul: the testimony of the Lo a D is sure, making wise the simple.

8 The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart •. the commandment of the Lor D is pure, enlightening the «yes.

9 The fear of the Lord/'/ clean, enduringforever: the judgements of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.

Io More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much find gold: sweeter also than honey, and the honeycomb.

Ii Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and'm keeping of them there is great reward.

ix Who can understand his errors? cleanse thou me from secret faults.

ij Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous fists; let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transerelsion.

14 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lo R D, my strength, and my redeemer.

P S A L. XX. I The church bleffeth the king in his exploits.

7 Her confidence in God*s succour. To the chief musician, a psalm of David.

TH E Lor D hear thee in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob defend thee.

» Send thee help from the sanctuary, and strengthen thee out of Zion.

3 Remember all thy offerings, and accept thy burnt sacrifice. Selah.

4 Grant thee according to thine own heart, and fulfil all thy counsel.

5 We will rejoice in thy salvation, and in the name of our God we will set up our banners: the Lord fulfil all thy petitions.

6 Now know I that the Lor D saveth his anointed; he will hear him from his holy heaven with the saving strength of his right hand.

7 Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the Lord our God.

8 They are brought down and fallen: but we are risen, an 1 stand upright.

9 Save, Lord; let the king b:ir us when we call.

His csnfxdsnct of further success.


i A thanksgiving for vie7orj. 7 Confi

dence of further success. To the chief musician, a'psalm of David.

TH E king (hall joy in thy strength, O Lo R D j and in thy salvation how greatly shall he rejoice!

* Thou hast given him his heart's desire, and hast not withholden the request ot hi-! lips. Selah.

3 For thou preventest him with the blessings of goodness: thou settest a crown of pure gold on hi3 head.

+ He asked life of thee, and thou gareft it him, even length of days for ever and «ver.

5 His glory is great in thy falvatioitjs honour and majesty hast thou laid upon him.

6 For thou hast made him most blessed forever: thou hast made him exceeding glad with thy countenance.

7 For the king trusteth in the Lor ft, and through the mercy of the most High he shall not be moved.

8 Thine hand shall find out all thine enemies: thy right hand (hall find out those that hate thee.

9 Thou slialt make them as a fiery oven in the time of thine anger: the Lord shall swallow them up in hi* wrath, and the fire stmll devour them.

10 Their fruit slialt thou destroy from the earth, and their seed from among the children of men.

11 For they intended evil against thee: they imagined a mischievous device, •which they 3re not able to perform.

11 Therefore slialt thou make them

turn their back, <whcn thou (halt make

ready thine arrows upon thy strings

against the face of them.

13 Be thou exalted, Lord, in thine

own strength: so will we sing and praise

thy power.


1 David armplainctk in great discouragement. 9 He pray et h in great distress. 23 He praiseth God,

To the chief musician upon Aijeleth Shahar, a psalm of David.

MY God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? 'why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring?

a O my God, I cry in the daytime, but thou hearest not; and in the night season, and am not silent.

3 But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel.

4 Our fathers trusted in thee: they trusted, and thou didst deliver them.

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