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Dtmiiprayethsor his ov:nsafety, P S A
the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry.
16 The face of the Lor D is against them that do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.
17 The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.
iSThe Lor D is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart j and saveth such a; be of a contrite spirit.
19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lo R D delivereth him out of them all.
20 He keepeth all his bones: hot one of them is broken.
11 Evil shall slay the wicked: and they
that hate the righteous shall be desolate. »i The Lor D redeemeth the soul of
his servants: and none of them that
trust in him shall be desolate. P S A L. XXXV.
1 David prayethfor Ms own safety, and his enemies' confusion. 11 He complainetho} their isirongful dealing. 22 Thereby he inciteth Gad again/} them. A psalm of David.
PLEAD my cause, O Lord, with them that strive with me: fight against them that fight against me.
* Take hold of shield and buckler, and stand up for mine help.
3 Draw out also the spear, and stop the ixaj against them that persecute me: say unto my soul, I am thy salvation.
4- Let them be confounded and put to shame that seek after my soul: let them be turned back and brought to confusion that devise my hurt.
5Letthem be as chaffbefore the wind: and lettheangel of the Lo R D chase/Æ*»7.
6 Let their way be dark and slippery: and let the angel of the Lord persecute them.
7 For without cause have they hid for me their net in a prt, -which without cause they have digged for my soul.
8 Let destruction come upon him at unawares; and let his net that he hath hid catch himself; into that very destruction let him fall.
9 And my soul shall be joyful in the Lord: it mall rejoice in his salvation.
10 All my bones mail fay, Lord, who is like unto thee, which deliverest the poor from him that is too strong for him, yea, the poor and the needy from him that spoileth him?
ti False witnesses did rife up; they laid to my charge things that I knew not.
11 They rewarded me evil for good to the spoiling of my soul.
LMS; and Ms enemies'1 confusion*
13 But as for me, when they were sick> my clothing nuas sackcloth: I humbled my soul with fasting; and my prayer returned into mine own bosom.
14.1 behaved myself as though he had been my friend or brother: I bowed down heavily, as one that mourneth for his mother.
15 But in mine adversity they rejoiced, and gathered themselves together: yea, the abjects gathered themselves together against me, and I knew it not; they did tear me, and ceased not:
i6Withhypocriticalmockersinseasts, they gnaihcd upon me with their teeth.
17 Lord, how long wilt thou look on? rescue my soul from their destructions, my darling from the lions.
18 I will give thee thanks in the great congregation: I will praise thee among much people.
19 Let not them that are mine enemies wrongfully rejoice over me: neither let them wink with the eye that hate me without a cause.
20 For they speak not peace: but they devise deceitful matters agaihft them that are quiet in the land.
21 Yea, they opened their mouth) wide against me, and said, Aha, aha, our eye hath seen it.
22 This thou haft seen, O Lord; keep not silence: O Lord, be not far from me.
23 Stir up thyself, and awake to my judgement, even unto my cause, my God and my Lord.
24 Judge me, d Lor D my God, according to thy righteousness; and let them not rejoice over me.
25 Let them not fay in their hearts, Ah, so would we have it: let them not fay, We have swallowed him up.
26 Let them be ashamed and brought to confusion together that rejoice at mine hurt: let them be clothed with shame and dishonour that magnify themselves against me.
27 Let them shout fpr joy, and be glad, that favour my righteous cause * yea, let them say continually, Let the Lord be magnified, which hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant.
28 And my tongue iliall speak of thy righteousness and of thy praise all the day long.
P S A L. XXXVI.
1 The grievous Jiate of the nvicked. $The
excellency of God's mercy. 10 David
prayeth for favour to Go.Cs children.
To the chief musician, a psalm of David,
the servant os the Lord.
The excellency of God's mercy. PSALMS
TH E transgression of the wicked faith within my heart, that there is no fear of God before his eyes
2 For he flattereth himself in his own eyes, until his iniquity be found to be hateful.
3 The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit: he hath left off to be wife, and to do good.
4 He deviseth mischief upon his bed; he setteth himself in a way that is not good; he abhorretb not evil.
5 Thy mercy. O Lor D, /Vin the heavens; and thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds.
6 Thy righteousness is like the great mountains; thy judgements are a great deep: O Lord, thou preserved rnaa and beast.
7 How excellent is thy lovingkindnese, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings.
8 They (hall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy house; Ind thou shalt make them drink of the river of thy pleasures.
9 For with thee is the fountain of rife: in thy light shall we sec light.
Io b continue thy lovingkindness
ttnto them that know thee; and thy
righteousness to the upright in heart.
against me, and let not the hand of the
wicked remove me.
12 There are the workers of iniquity
fallen: they are call down, and shall not
be able to rise.
P S A L. XXXVII.
Da-Z'id persuadeth to patience and confidence in God, by the different estate of the godly and the luickcd,
■ A psalm of David.
FRET not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the woikers of iniquity.
z For they (hall soon lie cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb.
3 Trull in the Lou D, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.
4 Delight thyself also in the Lord-, and he (hall give thee tho desires of thine heart.
5 Commit thy way unto the Lor D; trust also iu him; and he (hall bring it to pass.
6 And he Cull bring Forth thy righteousness as the li^ht, and thy judgement as the noon day.
7 Rest in the Lord, mid wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of wicked (hall be cut off.
he happy estateefthe godly.
him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pat's.
8 Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil.
9 For evildoers (hall be cut off: but those that wait upon the Lord, they llia.Il inherit the earth.
io For yet a little while, and the wicked/Art// not be: yea, thou (halt diligently consider his place, and it shall not be.
Ii But the meek (hall inherit the earth; and (hall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.
ii The wicked plotteth against the just, and gnaslieth upon him with his teeth.
n The Lor D (hall laugh at him: for lit i'etth that his day is coming.
i+ The wicked liave drawn out the swoi d, and have bent their bow, to cast down the'poor and needy, and to (lay such as be of upright conversation.
15 Their sword (hall enter info their own heart,and their bowsihall be broken.
16 A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked.
17 For the arms of the wicked (hall be broken: but the Lord upholdeth the righteous.
i8 The Lord knoweth the days of the upright: and their inheritance (hall be for ever.
19 They sliall not be ashamed in the evil time: and in the days of famine they (hall be satisfied.
10 But the wicked sliall perish, and the enemies oi the Lord shall be as the fat of lambs: they (hall consume; into sm.'ike iliiill they consume away.
21 The wicked borroweth, and payeth not again: but the righteous lheweth mercy, and giveth.
21 For such as be blelsed of him (hall inherit the earth ; and they that be cursed of him (hall be cut off.
2-$ The iteps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: aud he delighteth in his way.
24 Though lie fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the Lord upholdeth him nvith his hand.
25 I have been young, and nonv am old; yet have L not seen the righteous foriaken, nor his seed begging bread.
26 He is ever merciful, and lendeth; and his seed is blelsed.
27 Depart from evil, and do good; and dvvell for evermore.
18 For the Lord loveth judgement, and rorsaketh not his faints; they are preserved for ever: but the feed of the PSALMS
29 The righteous shall inherit land, and dwell therein for ever.
30 The mouth of the righteous fpeaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judgement.
31 The law of his God ;'/ in his heart; none of his steps shall slide.
ji The wicked watcheth the righteous, and sceketh to flay him.
33 The Lor D will not leave him in his hand, nor condemn hjjai when he is judged.
3+ Wait on the Lor D, and keep his way, and he shall exalt thee to inherit the land: when the wicked are cut off, thou shalt fee it.
35 I have seen the wicked in great power, and spreading himself like a green bay tree.
36 Yet lie passed away, and, lo, he nuai not: yea, I sought him, but he could not be found.
37 Maik the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end al that man is peace.
38 But the transgressors shall be destroyed together: the end of the wicked shall be cut off. x
^9 But the salvation'of the righteous (res the Lor i): he is their strength in the time of trouble.
40And the Lord shall help them, and deliver them : he shall deliver them from the wicked, and save them, because they trust in him.
P S A L. XXXVIII. Bavid mtmeth God to take compassion of
his pitiful cafe. A psalm of David to bring to remembrance. Olor o, rebuke me not in thy wrath: neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.
2 For thine arrows stick fast in me, and thine hand presfeth me sore.
3 There iJt\o soundness in my flesh be
and inj groaning is not hid from thee.
10 My heart panteth, my strength faileth me: ak for the light of mine eyes, it also is £o»« from me.
11 My lovos and my friends stand aloof from my sore; and my kinsmen stand afar off. ''
ii They also that seek aster niy life lay snares for me: and they that seek my hurt speak mischievous things, and imagine deceits all the day long.
13 But I, as a deaf mas, heard not; and 111ns as a dumb man that openeth not hi> mouth.
14 Thus I was as a man that hcareth not, and in whose mouth are no reproofs.
15 For in thee, O Lord, do I hope; thou wilt hear, O Lord my God.
16 For I laid, Hear we, lest otherwise 1 hey should rejoice over me: when my foot (lippeth, they magnify themselves against me.
X7 For I am ready to halt, and my sorrow ;'j continually before me.
18 For I will declare mine iniquity; I will be sorry for my (in,
19 But mine enemies are lively, and they are strong : and they that hate me wrongfully are multiplied.
20 They also that render evil for good are mine adversaries; because I follow the thing that good is.
21 Forsake me not, O Lord : O my God, be not far from me.
22 Make haste to help me, O Lord my salvation.
P S A L. XXXIX. 1 David's care of his thoughts. 4 His consideration of the brevity and vanity of life. 7 Reverence of God.1 judgements, 10 and prayer, bridle impatience in him. Tothe chief musician, even to Jeduthun,' a psalm of David.
1SAID, I will take heed to my ways, that I fin not with my tongue.' I will ';eep my mouth with a bridle, while the
rest in my bones because of my fin
4 For mine iniquities are gone over mine head: as an heavy burden they are too heavy for me.
5 My wounds stink and are corrupt, because of my foolishness.
61 ani troubled; I am bowed down greatly; I go mourning all the day long.
7 For my loins are filled with a loathsome disease: and there is Jio soundness in my flesh.
t I am feeble and sore broken: I nave roared by reason of the disquietness of my heart.
8 Lo R D , all my desire u before thee;
2 I was dumb with silence, I held my peace, even from good; and nay sorrow was stirred.
3 My heart was hot within me, while I was muling the fire burned: then (pake I with my tongue;
4 Lo R D , make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days, what it is ■ that I may know how frail I am.
5 Behold, thou hast made my days as an handbreadth; and mine age is as nothing before thee: verily every man at his best state is altogether vanity. Selah.
6 Sorely every man walketh in a vain shew: surely they are disquieted in vain s
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Oftrusting in God. ?S A L M S.
he heapeth up riches, and knoweth not who mall gather them. _
7 And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in thee.
8 Denver me from all my transgressions: make me not the reproach of the foolish.
9 I was dumb, I opened not my mouth; because thou didst it.
i o Remove thy ltroke away from me: I am consumed by the blow of thine hand. Ii When thou with rebukes dost correct man for iniquity, thou makest his beauty to consume away like a moth: surely every man is vanity. Selah.
12 Hear my prayer, O Lo R D , and give ear unto my cry; hold not thy peace at my tears: for I aw a stranger with thee, and a sojourner, as all my fathers were. i j O spare me, that I may recover strength, before I go hence, and be no more.
P S A L. XL. I The benefit of confidence in God. 6 Obedience is the best sacrifice. 11 The sense of David's evils inflameth his prayer. To the chief musician, a psalmt>f David.
I WAITED patiently for the Lor D; and he inclined unto me, and heard
my cry- ., r
i He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings. I
3 And he hath put a new song in my | mouth, even praise unto our God: , many (hall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LoRn.
4 Blessed is that man that maketh the Lord his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.
5 Many, O Lord my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done, and thy thoughts which are to us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered.
6 Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire; mine ears hast thou opened: burnt offering and sin offering hast thou not required.
7 Then said I, Lo, I come: in tht volume of the book it is written of me;
8 I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.
9 I have preached righteousness in the great congregation: lo, I have not refrained my lips, O Lor D.thouknowest.
io I have not hid thy righteousness within my heart; I have declared thy faithfulness and thy salvation: I have not concealed thy lovingkindnefs and thy
truth from the great congregation.
Ii Withhold not thou thy tender mercies from me, O Lord: let thy lovingkindnefs and thy truth continually preserve me.
ii For innumerable evils have compassed me about: mine iniquities have taken hold upon me, so that I am not able to look up; they are more than the hairs of mine head: therefore my heart faileth me.
13 Be pleased, O Lo R D , to deliver me: O Lor D, make haste to help me.
i4Letthem be ashamed andconfounded together that seek after nay soul to destroy it; let them be driven backward and put to shame that with me evil.
15 Let them be desolate for a reward of their shame, that say unto me, Aha, aha.
16 Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: let such as love thy salvation say continually, The Lo R D be magnified.
17 But I am poor and needy; yet the Lor D thinketh upon me: thou art my help and my deliverer; make no tarrying, O my God.
P S A L. XLI. i God's care of the poor. 4. David cojm
plaineth of his enemies' treachery. *• To the chief mu sician, a psalm of David.
BLE S S E D is he that confidereth the poor: the Lord will deliver him in time of trouble.
2 The Lord will preserve him, and keep him alive; and he sliall be blessed upon the earth -. and thou wilt not deliver him unto the will of his enemies.
3 The Lord will strengthen him upon the bed of languishing: thou wilt make all his bed in his sickness.
41 said, Lo R D, be merciful unto me. heal my soul: for I have sinned againlt thee.
5 Mine enemies speak evil of me, When shall he die, and his flame perish 1
6 And if he come to fee me, he speaketh vanity, his heart gathereth iniquity to itself: when he goeth abroad, he telleth it.
7 All that hate me whisper together against me; against me do they devise my hurt.
8 An evil diseases they, cleaveth W unto him: and now that he lieth he (hall rise up no more.
9 Yea, mine own familiar friend, u» whom I trusted, which did eat of my bread, hath lifted up his heel against me.
10 But thou, O Lord, be merciful unto me, and raise me up, that I may requite them. _
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11 By this I know that thou favoureft me, because mine enemy doth not triumph over me.
ii And as for me, thou upholdest me in mine integrity, and settest me before thy face for ever.
13 Blessed be the Lor D God of Israel from everlasting, and to everlasting. Amen, and Amen.
P S A L, XLII. 1 David's zeal to serve Cod in the temple. $Hnncourageth hisjoulto trust in God. To the chief musician, Maschil, for the sons of Korah.
AS the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God.
2 My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God; when (hall I come and appear before God?
3 My tears have been my meat day and night, while they continually lay unto me, Where is thy God?
4 When I remember these things, I pour out my soul in me: for I had gone with the multitude, I went with them to the house of God, with the voice of ipy and praise, with the multitude that Kept holyday.
5 Why art thou east down, O my soul? zndivhy art thou disquieted in me ? hope thou in God: for I inall yet praise him for the help of his countenance.
6 0 my God, my soul is calt down within me: therefore will I remember thee from the land of Jordan, and of the Hermonites, from the hill Mizar.
7 Deep calleth unto deep at the noise •f thy waterspouts: all thy waves and thy billows are gone over me.
8 TVfthe X.OR D will command his lovingkindness in the daytime, and in the night his fongjhall be with me, and my prayer unto the God of my life.
9I will (ay unto God my rock, Why hast thou forgotten me? why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?
10 As with a sword in my bones, mine enemies reproach me; while they fay daily unto me, Where is thy God?,
11 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope thou in God: for I (hall yet praise him, <who is the health of my countenance, and my God.
P S A L. XLIII. 1 Davidpray'mg to be restored to the temple, promifeth toferve God joyfully. 5 Heencaurageth his foul to trust in God.
JUDGE me, OGod, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation: O deliver Be from the deceitful and unjust man.
I For thou art the God of my strength, why dost thou cast me off!" why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?
3 O send out thy light and thy truth: let them lead me; let them bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles. 4Then will I go unto the altar of God, unto God my exceeding joy: yea, upon the harp will I praise thee, O God my God.
5 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope in God: for I (hall yet praise him, ivho is the health of my countenance, and my God.
PSAL, XLIV. 1 The church, in memory of former favours, 9 complaineth of her present evils, 17 professing her integrity, nfne fervently prayeth for succour. To the chief musician for the sons of Korah, Maschil,
WE have heard with our ears, O God, our fathers have told us •what work thou didst in their days, in the times of old.
■ihotv thou didst drive out the heathen with thy hand, and planted)} them; hoiv thou didst afflict the people, and cast them out.
3 For they got not the land in possession by their own sword, neither did their own arm save them: but thy right hand, and thine arm, and the light os thy countenance, because thou hadst a savour unto them,
4. Thou art my King, O God: command deliverances for Jacob.
5 Through thee will we push down our enemies: through thy name will we tread them under that rile up againlt us.
6 For I will not trust in my bow, ntither (hall my sword save me.
7 But thou hast saved us from ov.r enemies, and hast put them to lh.unc that hated us.
8 In God we boast all the dzy lon>*, and praise thy name for ever. Selah.
9 But thou hast cast us off, and put us to shame j and goest not forth with our armies.
10 Thou makest us to turn back from the enemy: and they which hate us spoil for themselves.
II Thou hast given us like (beep appointed for meat; and hast scattered us among the heathen.
iz Thou sellest thy people for nought, and dost not increase thy tuealth by their price.
j 3 Thou makest us a reproach to our J j 4 neigh