صور الصفحة

A prayer- against the wicked.

»<For *h« mouth of the wicked and the mouth'of the deceitful are opened against me: they have spoken against me W4th-alying tongue.

j They compassed me about also with word*-of hatted; and fought against me without a cause.

4 For ^my loveY they are iriy adverJaTies i but tgive'Wself usito prayer.

5 And-tfcy have rewarded me evd for good* and hatred for my love.

6 Set thou a wicked man over him: and let Satan stand at his right hand.

7 When he shall be judged, let him be condemned: and let his prayer become sin.

8 Let his day s be few; and let another take his office.

9 Let his children be fatherless, and his- wife a widow.

Io Let his children be continually va

tabonds. and beg: let them leek their read also out of their desolate places.

ii Let the extortioner catch all that he hath; and let the stranger spoil his labour. .

ia Let there be none to extend mercy unto him: neither let there beany to favour his fatherless children.

n Let his posterity be cut off; and] in the generation following let their J name be blotted out.

14. Let the iniquity of his fathers be remembered with the Lo a B ; and let not the sin of his mother be blotted out.

15 Let them be before the Lord continually, that he may cut olf the memory of them from the earth.

16 Because that he remembered not to (hew mercy, but persecuted the poor and needy man, that he might even slay the broken in heart.

17 As he loved cursing;, so let it come unto him 1 as he delighted not in bitssJiig, so let it be far from him.

18 As he clothed himself with cursing like as with his garment, so let it come into his bowels like water, and like oil into h'rs bones. .

19 Let rt be unto him as the garment tuhtch, eovererh him, and for a girdle wherewith he is girded continually,

10 Let this be the reward of mine adversaries from; the Lor D, and of them that freak evil against my soul.

it But-do thou for me, O God the Loit 0,, for thy name's falseVb*cau(e thy mercy if good, deliver thou me. • ■ »* For 1 ant poor and needy, and ray heart is wounded within trie."

13 I am eons like, the shadow when jt declineth: 1 am tossed up and down as the locust,' "•

PSALM*, Christ'1 kingdom.

24 My kuees are weak through fast

ing; and my stem faileth of fitness.

25 I became also a reproach unto them: when they looked upon me they soaked their heads.

26 Help me, O Loh» ray Godi 0 lave me according to thy mercy:

27 That they may know that tbi*» tby hand; thai tijoo, Lo a D, hi done it.

2* Let them curie, but bless thoui when they arise, let them be aihamedi but let thy servant rejoice.

29 Let mine adversaries be .clothed with stiame, and let them cover themselves with their own confusion, as with a mantle. ;»

30 I will greatly praise the Lord with my mouth; yea, I will praise him among the multitude.

31 For he (hall stand at tbe-right hand of the poor, to save him from those that condemn his soul.

V S A L. CX.

1 The kingdom, 4 the pries hood, 5 the cm

quest, 7 and the pas ion of Christ.

A psalm of David.

THE Lor D said unto my Lord, Sis thou at my right hand, until I ixake thine enemies thy footstool.

2 The Lo it i) (hall lend the rod of thy strength out of Zion: rule thou in the midst of thiue enemies.

3 Tiiy people stall be willing in the day of thy power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning; thou haft the dew of thy youth.

4 The Lord hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melclufcdek.

j The Lor D at thy right hand (hall strike through kings in the day of his wrath.

6 He shall judge among the heathen, he (hall fill the places willi the dead bodies; he (hall wound the heads over many countries.

7 He (hall drink of the brook in the way; therefore (hall he lift up the hesd«

P S A L. CXI. 1 Th*> psalmist by hit example txciteth others to praise God for his glorious, 5 and gracious tuorks..

PRAISE ye the Lord. I will praise the Lord with my whole heart, in the assembly of the upright,: and in tl)« congregation. . ...,..■*!• < ••'

» The works of tbeiBoa* an great, sought out of all tiiern that hare pleasure therein.-' '. '::> 1' !»-•>•!

3 H is work is honourable and glorious: and his righteousnessendureth for evffl.

4 He. hath made bis wonderful work*


[ocr errors][merged small]

to be remembered: the Lord is gracious and full of compaction.

5 He iuth given meat unto them that fear him: he will ever be mindful of his covenant.

6 He hath (hewed his people the power of hh works, that he may give them the heritage of the heathen.

7 The works of his hands are verity and judgement; all his commandments art Aire.

8 They stand fast for ever and ever, enlart done in truth and uprightness.

9 He lent redemption unto his people: he hath commanded his covenant for ever: holy and reverend is his name.

Io The fear of the Lord it the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandatnts: his praise endureth for ever.

P S A L. CXII. l Godliness hath the promises of this life, 4 emd of the Use to ame. 10 The prosperity of the godly/hell be an eyesore to the luicied.

PRAISE ye the Lord. Blessed is the mail that fexreth the Lord, that delighteth greatly in his commandments.

1 His teed (hall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the upright shall be blened.

3 Wealth and nchesshallbe in h is house: and his righteousness endureth for ever.

4 Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness: he is gracious, and full of companion ami righteous.

5 A good man (heweth favour, and lendeth: he will guide his affairs with discretion.

6 Surely he shall not he moved for ever: the righteous (ball be in everlasting remembrance.

7 He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the Lo R D .

« His heart is established, he (hall not be afraid, until he see his desire upon his enemies.

fHehathdispcrscd, he hath given to the poor; his righteousnessendurethforever j his horn (hall be exalted with honour.

10 The wicked (hall fee it, and be grieved; he (hall gnash with his teeth, »ad melt away: the desire of the wicked (hall perish.

P S A L- CXm. 1 An exhortation to praise God for his excellency, 6 and for his mercy. PRAISE ye the Loan. Praise, O ye servants of the Lord, praise the *»<»e of the Lo« t*v. . 1 u ■ 1 • («

2 Blessed be the name of the Lord "»»this time forth and for evermore.

j From the rising of the fun unto the going down of the lame the Lord's. name is to be praised.

4 The Loud is high above all nations, and his glory above the heavens.

5 Who is like unto the Lord our God, who dwelleth on high,

6 Who humbleth himself to behold the\ things thatareinUe&ven, and in the earth!

7 He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth the needy out of the dunghill}

8 That he may set him with princes, even with the princes of his people.

9 He maketh the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful mother of children. Praise ye the Lo R n.


An exhortation, by the example of the dumb

creatures, to fear Cod and hit church.

WHEN Israel went out of Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of strange language;

1 Judab was his sanctuary, and Israel his dominion.

3 The sea saw it, and tied: Jordan was driven back.

4. Tlic mountains (kipped like rams, and the little hills like lambs.

5 What ailed thee, O thou sea, that thou fleddest > thou Jordan, that thou wast driven back?

6 Ye mountains, that ye skipped like rams; and ye little hills, like lambs?

7 Tremble, thou earth, at the presence of the Lor D, at the presence of the God of Jacob;

8 Which turned the rockintoa standing water, the flint into a fountain of waters.

P S A L. CXV. 1 Because God is truly glorious, 4 andidols are •vanity, 9 the psalmist exhorteth to confidence in God. it Godit to bepraised for his bltssings.

NOT unto us, O Lord, not unto us, but unto thy name give glory, for thy mercy, and for thy truth's fake, a Wherefore mould the heathen fay, Where is now their God?

3 But our God is in the heavens: he hath done whatsoever he hath pleased.

4 Their idols are silver and gold,, the work of men's hands. . ....."

5 They have mouths, but they speak not: eyes have they, but they see not;

6 They have ears, but they hear noti noses have they, but they, smell .not 1

7 They have hands, but they handle not 1 feet have they, but they walk not: ueither speak they through their throat.

8 They that make thi»ro,ar*. pke unto them;/o is every one ^liat^Fu'fleth in At**.-... u: :■'■ • I;ig: . riiM-'c

L 1 ♦ 9 0

[ocr errors][merged small]

" 9'OTsrfceJ, trust thou in the Lord: be-/i theiMielp and their shield.

iio' O house of Aaron,'1 rruft'!n_ the Lorp : he //their help and their shield.

ii Ye that fear the Lord, trust in the Lo R D : he is their help and'their shield.

i x The LoRDhatli been mindful of us-, he will bless us; he will Mess the house of Israel; he will bless the house of Aaron.

13 He will bless them that fear the Lo R n, both small and great.

i+ Tfte Lo R D shall increase you more and more, you and your children,.

15 Ye-are blessed of the Lord which made heaven and earth.

16 The heaven, even the heavens, are the Lord's: but the earth hath hegiven to the children of men.

17 The dead praise not the Lord, neither any that go down Into silence.

18 But we will bless the Lor D from this time forth and for evermore. Praise the Lord.'

. P S A L. CXVI. 1 The psalmist profeffeth his love and duty to Cod for his deliverance. 11 Hestuds

eth to be thankful.

1 LOVE the Lord, because he hath heard my voice andmy supplication .

» Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon him as long as I live.

3 The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of hell gat hold upon me: I found trouble and sorrow.

4. Then called I upon the name of the Lo R D : O Lo R D , I beseech thee, deliver my foul.

j Gracious is the Lord, and righteous; yea, our God is merciful.

6 The Lo R D preserveth the simple: I ■was brought low, and he helped me.

7 Return unto thy rest, O my soul; for the LORD hath dealt bountifully with thee.

8 For thou hast delivered my foul from death, mine eyes from tears, and my feet from falling. *

9 I will walk before the Lo R D in the land bf the living. ■

To-I believed, therefore have I spoken: I was greatly afflicted:

■ n't said mmy haste, All men areliart. 11 What sliall I render unto the LOR D

fir all' his benefits toward me?

13 twill take the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of the Lor o.

r+Twlt pay my vows unto theLoRD now in (he presence of nil his people. -;i$Preciou<cittrhe light of tie Lord is the doth of his.faint*; .-' ■• •■->■

16 0 LorD, truly 1em thy servant}

I am thy servant, and she son of thine handmaid: thou hast loosed my "bonds*.

17 I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will call upon the name of the Lord.

T SI will pay my vows unfotlje Lox o now in the presence of all his people,

19 In the courts of the Lor D'shouse, in the midst of thee, O Jerusalem. Praise ye the Lord.


An exhortation to prase God for his mercy

and truth.

OPR AISE the Lord, all ye nations; praise him, all ye people, i For his merciful kindness is great toward us, and the truth of the L6rd endureth for ever. Praise ye the Lo R D.

P S A L. CXVIII. 1 Air exhortation topraise God for his mercy. 5 The psalmist Jhenveth htnu good it ts to trust in God. 19 The coming cf Christ's kingdom typified.

OGIVE thanks unto the Lo R D J for he is good: because his mercy endureth for ever.

- 1 Let Israel now say, that "his mercy endureth for ever.

3 Let the house of Aaron now fay, that his mercy endureth for ever.

4. Let them now that fear the LorD fay, that his mercy endureth for ever.

5 I called upon the Lord 1n distress: the Lor D answered me, and set me in a large place.

6 The Lord is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me?

7 The Lord taketh my part with them that help me: therefore (hall I see my desire Upon them that hate me.'

8 It is better to trust in the Lo;o than to put confidence in man.

9 It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in princes.

10 All nations compassed me about; but in the name of the Lord will i destroy them. >'■ **■'

ti They compassed me about; yea, they compassed me aboiit: but in the name of the Lor b I will destroy them.

1* They compassed me about like beest1 they are (Quenched as the fire of thorns* for'in' the name of the Lord I will destroy them. ""' ' • •'"

i3.Thou haft thrust sore ntme that I might fall: but the Lord helped me.'

14. The Lo R D is my strength and song, and is become my salvation.

15-The voice of rejoicing and sabation is in the tabernacles of the righteous; theright hand of the Lord doeth valiantly. .'•;■■

Cnn/'j $ngdt»nsor*Jhd!wn\

■ it- Th* right hand of the Lor D is exalted; the right hand of the Lord doeth valiantly.

. 17 I (hall not die, but live, and declare the works of the Lo R D . - 13 The Lou D bath chastened me sore: but he hath not given me over unto death.

;9 Open to me the gates of righteousness: I will go into them, and I will praise the Lord:

10 This gate of the Lord, into which the righteous shall enter.

21 I will praise thee: for thou hast leard me, and art become my salvation. . i»The stone ivhich the builders refused is become the heiAJione of the corner. • »3 This i* the Lord's doing; it is marvellous in our eyes.

H This//the day Ww^theLo R D hath made: we will rejoice and be glad in it.

15 Save now, I beseech thee, O Lo R D: 0 Lord, I beseeeh thee, lend now prosperity.

16 Blessed be he that cometh in the name of the Lo R D: we have blessed you out of the house of the Lo R D .

27 God is the Lo R D, which hath (hewed us light: bind the sacrifice with cords, even unto the horns of the altar.

18 Thou art my God, and I will praise thee: thou art my God, I will exalt thee.

2yOgivethanksuntotheLoK P; for/;r ir good: for his mercy endureth for ever.

P S A L. CX1X. This psalm containeth sundry prayers,

Praises, and professions of obedience.

A L E P H.

- T} Leffed are the undefiled in the way,

JD who walk, in the law of the Lord.

2 Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart.

1 They also do no iniquity: they walk in his ways.

4- Thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts diligently.

5 0 that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes!

6 Then (hall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unfoall thy commandments.

7 I will praise thee with uprightness of heart, when I (hall have learned thy

righteous judgements.

* I will keep thy statutes -. O forsake n* not utterly. ■ ■

, BE T H. ,

9 Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse.his way? by taking heed thereto according to tby word.

is With my whole heart have I sought thee-, o set me not wander from thy Wmmiadrnciils.

[ocr errors]

11 Thy-word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.

12 Blessed art thou, O Lord: teach me thy statutes.

13 With my lips have I declared all the judgements of thv mouth.

14 I have rejoiced in the way of thy testimonies, as much as in all riches.

15 I will meditate in thy precepts, and have respect unto thy ways.

16 I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word.

G. I M £ L.

17 Deal bountifully with thy servant, that I may live, and keep thy word.

iS Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.

19 I am a stranger in the earth: hide not thy commandments from me.

xo My foul bre.iketh for the longing that it hath unto thy judgements at ail times.

•21 Thou hast rebuked the proud that are cursed, which do err From thy commandments.

21 Remove from mereproaeh and contempt; for I have kept thy testimonies.

23 Princes also did lit and speak against me: but thy servant did meditate in thy statutes.

24 Thy testimonies also are my de . light ana my counscllers. < t

D A L E T H. .' «$ My soul cleaveth unto the dust: quicken thou me according to thy word.

26 I have declared my ways, and thou heardest me: teach me thy statutes.

27 Make me to understand the way of thy precepts: so (hall I talk of thy wondrous works. 1

18 My soul melteth for heaviness: strengthen thou me according unto thy word.

so Remove me from the way of lying: and grant me thy law graciously.

30 I have chosen the way of truth: thy judgements have I laid before mt,

31 1 have stuck unto thy testimonies: O Lor D, put me not to (name.

311 will run the way of thy commandments, when thou (halt enlarge my heart. HE. . .

33Teac.l1 me, Olor D, theway of thy statutes; and I (hall keep it unto the end.

34. Give me understanding, and I (haU keep thy law; yea, I (hail oWwveit, with my whole heart. > <:-->!■ j :-\

35 Make me to. go-in the path of thy commandments; for thereindo I delight.

36 Incline my heart unto thy tests, monies, and not to covetousness.

j7 Turn away mine eyes from beholding

[merged small][ocr errors][ocr errors]

holding vanity; and quicken thou me in thy way.

38 Stablisti thy word unto thy servant, who is devoted to thy fear.

39 Turn away my reproach which I fear: for thy judgements are good.

40 Behold, I have longed after thy precepts: quicken me in thy righteousness.

V A 0. •

41 Let thy mercies come also unto tae, O Lord, even thy salvation, according to thy word.

42 So (ha) I I have wherewith to answer him that reproacheth me: for I trust in thy Word.

43 And take not the word of truth mterly out of my mouth) for I have hoped in thy judgements.

44 So (hall I keep thy law continually for ever and ever.

45 And I will walk at liberty: for I seek thy precepts.

46 I will speak of thy testimonies also before kings, and will not be ashamed.

47 And I will delight myself in thy commandments, which I have loved.

48 My hands also will I lift up unto thy commandments, which I have loved; and I will meditate in thy statutes.

Z A I N.

49 Remember the word unto thy servant, upon which thou halt caused me to hope.

joThisw my comfort inmy affliction: for thy word hath quickened me.

5> The proud have had me greatly in derision: yet have I not declined from thy law.

511 remembered thy judgements of old, O Lo R D; and have comforted myself.

53 Horror hath taken hold upon me, because of ;he wicked that forlake -thy law.

j4 Thy statutes have been my songs in the house of my pilgrimage.

55 I have remembered tby name, O Lo Id, in the night, and have kept thy law.

56 This I had, because I kept thy precepts.

C H E T H.

57 Thou art my portion, O Lor D: I Jave said that I would keep thy words.

58 I intreated thy favour with my whole heart: be merciful unto roe according to thy word. .

59 I thought on my ways, and turned my feet unto thy testimonies. -

6a I made haste, and delayed not to keep thy commandments.

61 The bands of the wicked have robbed me: out I have not forgotten thy law.

6* At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto thee because of thy righteous judgements, J '.... 631 am a companion of all them that fear thee, and of them that keep thyprecepts.

64 The earth, O Lor D, is full of thy mercy j teach me thy statutes. .

T E T H.

65 Thou hast dealt well with thy servant, O Lor D, according unto thy word.

66 Teach me good judgement and knowledge: for I have believed thy commandment.;*

67 Before I was afflicted I went astray: but now have I kept thy word.

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

6p The proud have forged a lie against me: but I will keep thy precepts with my whole heart.

70 Their heart is as fat as grease: but I delight in thy law.

71 It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes.

71 The law of thymouth is better unto me than thousands of gold and silver. J O D.

73 Thy hands have made me and fashioned me: give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments.

74 They that fear thee will be glad when they fee me: because I have hoped in thy word.

7j I know, Q Lord, that thy judgements are right, and that thou in faithfulness hast afflicted me.

76 Let, I pray thee, thy merciful kindness be for my comfort, according to thy word urito thy servant.

77 Let thy tender mercies come unto me, that I may live: for thy law is my delight.

78 Let the proud be asliamed; for they dealt perverily with me withont a cause: but I will meditate in thy precepts.

79 Let those that fear thee turn unto me, and those that have known thy testimonies.

80 Let my heart be sound in thy statutes; that I be not ashamed.

C A P H.

81 My soul fainteth for thy salvation: but I hope ia thy word.

8s Mine eyes fail for thy word, fay. ing, When wilt thou comfort me?

83 For lam become like a bottle in the smokers/ do I not forget thy statutes.

84 How many<JT<? the days ottliy servant? when wilt thou execute judgement on them that persecute me?

85 The proud-have diggrd pits for me, which art not after thy law.

« السابقةمتابعة »