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An exhortation to thanksgiving. PSALMS. The Jews' constancy in captivity.

10 give thanks unto the God of gods i for his mercy endureth for ever.

3 O give thanks to the Lo R D of lords; for his mercy tndwreth for ever.

4. To him alone who doeth great wonders: for his mercy endureth for ever.

5 To him tint by wildom made die heavens: for his mercy endureth for ever.

6 To him that stretched out the earth above the waters: for his mercy endureth for ever.

7 To him that made great lights: for his mercy endureth for ever:

8 The fun to rule by day: for his mercy endureth for ever:

9 The moon and liars to rule by night: for his mercy endure tk for ever.

10 To him that smote Egypt in their firstborn: for his mercy endureth for ever;

11 And brought out Ilrael from among them: for his mercy endureth for ever:

ix With a strong hand, and with a stretched out arm: for his mercy endureth for ever.

13 To him which divided the Red sea into parts: for h is mereyendurtth for ever:

14 And made Israel to pass through the midst of it: for his mercy endureth for ever:

15 But overthrew Pharaoh and his holt in the Red sea: for his mercy endureth for eyer.

• iC To him which led his people through the wilderness: for his mercy endureth for ever.

17 To him which smote great kings: for liis mercy endureth for ever .

iS And slew famous kings: for his mercy endureth for ever:

19 Sihon king of the Araorites: for his mercy endureth for ever:

xo And Og the king of Baslian: for his mercy endureth for ever:

xi And gave their land for an heritage: for his mercy endkreth for ever:

12 Even an heritage unto Israel his servant: for his mercy endureth for ever.

«3 Who remembered us in our low estate: for his mercy endureth for ever:

24 And bath redeemed us from our enemies: for his mercy endureth for ever. '15 Who giveth food to all flesh: for his mercy endureth for ever.

16 O give thanks unto the God osheaven : for his mercy endureth for ever.


.j The constant) of the Jews in captivity.

7 The prophet curfeth Edam and. Babel.

BY the rivers of Babylon, there we fat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion.

x We hanged oar harps upon the willows in the midst thereof.

3 For there they that carried as away captive required of us a song; and they that wasted, us required of us mirth, saj. ing, Sing us one of the songs of Zion.

4. How mall we sing the Lor D's song in a strange land?

5 If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning.

6 If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth; if I prefer not Jerulalem above my chief joy.

7 Remember, O Lord, the children, of Edom in the day of Jerusalem; who said, Rase it, rase it, even to the foundation thereof.

8 O daughter os Babylon, who art to be destroyed; happy /hall he he, that rewardeth thse as thou hast served us.

9 Happy /hall he be, that taketh and dalheth thy little ones against the stones.

P S A L. CXXXVIII. 1 David praise t/i God for the truth os his word. 4. He prophefieth that the kings of the earth shall praise God. A psalm of David. WILL praise thee with my whole heart: before the gods will I sing praise unto thee.

2 I will worship toward thy holy temle, and praise thy name for thy lovingindness and for thy truth: for thou hast

magnified thy word above all thy name.

3 In the day when I cried thou insweredst me, and strengthenedst me •with strength in my soul.

4 All the kings of the earth mall praise thee, O Lord, when they hear tli* words of thy mouth.

5 Yea, they fludl sing in the ways of tht Lord: for great is the glory of the Lord.

6 Though the Lord ic high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly: but the proud he knoweth asar off.

7 Though I walk in the midst of trouble, thou wilt revive me: thou (bait stretch forth thine hand against the wrath of mine enemies, and thy right hand sliall save me.

8 The Lo R D will perfect that -which concemeth me: thy mercy, O Lo R D , endureth for ever: forsake not the works of thine own hands.

P S A L. CXXXIX David praifeth God for his allseeing providence. To the chief musician, a psalm osDavid.

Olord, thou hast searched me, and known me.

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Gods aSseeing providence. PSALMS. David't prayer for deliverance.

•t. Thou knuwest my dowrifittme and mine uprising, thou understandest my though* astir off. *

• |_Thou comp'assest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted vjith aJJ rhy Vayj«:

'+F6rihere is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, Olord, thou knowest it altogether..-•'-

5 Thou liast beset me behind and before,'4nd laid thine hand upon me.

iSuc/i knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it.

7 Whither shall I go from thy spirit? Orwhither shall I fleefrom thy presence?

8 If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art tliere.

9 s/I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;

io Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.

it If I say, Surely the darkness (hall cover me; even the night mail be light about me. • ■

ii Vea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night (hineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee.

uForthouhast possessed my reins: thou baft covered me in my mother's womb.

i+1 will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.

15 My substance was not hid from tbee, when I was made in secret, «»^curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.

i* Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, vihich in continuance were fashioned, when at jet there iuas none of them.

17 How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, 6 God! how great is the Turn of them!

18 If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee.

19 Surely thou wilt (lay the wicked, O God: depart from me therefore, ye bloody men.

10 For they speak agai nst thee wickedly, and thine enemies take thy name in vain.

ii Do not I hate them, O Lor D, that hate thee? and am not I grieved with those that rise up against sheer'

« I hate them with perfect hatred: I count them mine enemies.

») Search me, O God, and .know my b*art; try me, and know my thoughts t

14 And see if there be any wicked way

in me, and lead meintheway eveflifting.

P S A L. C.XL.~ •'TT .

David prajeth to be delivered front Saul

and Doeg. * l

To the chief musician, a psalm of David-.

DELIVER me, O Lor D, from the evil pan: preserve me from the violent man;

i Which imagine misefiiefs in their heart; continually are they gathered together/or war.

3 They have sharpehedtheir tongues like a serpent; adders' poison is under their lips. Selah.

4. Keep me, O Lord, from the hands of the wicked; preserve me from the violent man; who have purposed to overthrow my goings.

5 The proud have hid a snare for me, and cords; they have spread a net by the wayside; they have set gins for me. Selah.

61 said unto the Lo R D , Thou art my God: hear the voice of my ("applications, O Lord.

7 O God the Lo R D , the strength of my salvation, thou hast covered my head in the day of battle.

8 Grant not, O Lord, the desires of the wicked: further not his wicked device; left they exalt themselves. Selah.

9 jfr/or the head of those that compass' me about, let the mischief of their own lips cover them. :*

10 Let burning coals fall upon them: let them be cast into the fire; into deep pits, that they rise not up again.

11 Let not an evil speaker be established m the earth: evil shall hunt the violent man to overthrow him.

1 a I know that the Lo R D will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and the right of the poor.

13 Surely the righteous (hall give thanks unto thy name: the upright (hall dwell in thy presence.

P S A L. CXLT.: "' 1 David prajeth that his suit may le acceptable, 3 his conscience sincere, 7 and his life safe from snares.

A psalm of David.'

LORD, I cry unto thee: make haste unto me; give ear unto my voice, when I cry unto thee. •■' ■

1 Let my prayer be set forth before thee as incense; and the Irftiug up of my hands ar the evening sacrifice. ■ 3 Set a watch, ;0 Lou D, before xny mouth; keep the dooi' of -riry lips.

4 Incline not my •he'art. t"6 any evil, thing, to practise wicked werkswithmeri"

M m that that work iniquity: and let me not eat of their dainties.

David's comfort in trouble. PSALMS. Heprayetk for fanSificatio*.

5 Let the righteous smite me; it stall be a kindness: and let him reprove me; it shall be an excellent oil, which sliall not break my head: for yet my prayer also stall be in their calamities.

6 When their judges are overthrown in stony places, they (hall hear my words; for they are sweet.

7 Ourboncs are scattered atthe grave's mouth, as when one cutteth and cleaveth •wood upon the earth.

8 But mine eyes are unto thee, O God the Lord: in thee is my trust; leave not my foul destitute.

9 Keep me from the snares which they have laid for me, and the gins of the workers of iniquity.

Io Let the wicked fall into their own iiets, whilst that I withal escape.

P S A L. CXLII. David fheweth that in Us trouble all his

comfort was in prayer untt God.

Maschil of David; a prayer when he

was in the cavj.

I CRIED unto the Lord with my voice; with my voice unto the Lo R D did \ make my supplication.

i I poured out my complaint before him; I (hewed before him "my trouble.

3 When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, then thou knewest my path. In the way wherein*I walked have they privily laid a snare for me.

4 I looked on my right hand, and beheld, but there was no man that would know me: refuge failed me; no man eared for my foul.

5 I cried unto thee, O Lor D : I said, Thou art my refuge, and my portioa iu the land of the living.

6 Attend unto my cry; for I am brought very low: deliver me from my persecutors; for they are stronger than 1.

7 Brim; my foul out of prilon, that I may praise thy name: the righteous sliall compass jne about; for thou malt deal bountifully with me.

P S A L. CXLIII. t Davidprayeth for favour in judgement. 3 He complaineth of his griefs. 7 He frayeth for grace, 9 for deliverance, 10 for falsification, izfor the dcftruBion if his enemies.

A plhlm of David.

HEAR nvv prayer, Olord, give ear to my supplications: in thy faithfulness answer me, and in thy righteousness.

» And enter not into judgement with thy seivant: for in thy sight mail no man living be justified.

3 For the enemy hath persecuted my soul; he hath smitten my life down to the ground; he hath made me to dwell in 3arkness, as those that have been long dead.

4 Therefore is my spirit overwhelmed within me; my heart within me it desolate.

5 I remember the days of old; I meditate on all thy works; I muse on the work of thy hands.

6 I stretch forth my hands unto thee: my soul thirtieth after thee, as a thirsty land. Selah.

7 Hear me speedily, O Lord: my spirit faileth: hide not thy face from me, lest I be like unto them that go dow» into the pit.

8 Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning; for in thee do I trust: cause me to know the Way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my sou! unto thee.

9 Deliver me, O Lord, from mint enemies: I flee unto thee to hide me.

10 Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my God: thy spirit is good; lead me into the land 01 uprightness.

11 Quicken me, O Lord, for thy name's lake: for thy righteousness" fake bring my soul out of trouble.

12 And of thy mercy cut off mineenemies, and destroy all them that afflict my soul: for I am thy servant.

P S A L. CXLIV. 1 David blefpsth God for his mercy. 5 He prayeth tltat God 'would powerfully deliver him from his enemies. 9 He premifeth to praise God.

A psalm ofDavid.

BLESSED be the Lor D my strength, which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight:

z My goodness, and my fortress; my high tower, and my deliverer; my sliield, and he in whom I trust; who siibdueth my. people under me.

3L0R D, what is man, that thou takest knowledge of him! or the son of man, that thou makest account of him!

4 Man is like to vanity: his days are as a shadow that passeth away.

5 Bow thy heavens, OLo R D, and come down: touch the mountains, and tliey sliall smoke.

6 Cast forth lightning, and scatter them: shoot out thine arrows, and destroy them.

7 Send thine hand from above; rid me, and deliver me out of great waters, from the hand of strange children;

i Whose mouth speaketh vanity, and ^ their their right hand is a right hand of falsehood.

He bksseth God for his mercy, PSALMS. his goodness and providence.

91 will sing a new song unto thee, O God: upon a psaltery, and an instrument of ten strings will I sing praises unto thee.

10 // is he that giveth salvation unto kings: who delivereth David his servant from the hurtful sword.

Ii Rid me, and deliver me from the hand of strange children, whose mouth speaketh vanity, and their right hand is a right hand of falsehood:

Ii That our sons may be as plants grown up in their youth; ///<j/ourdaughttrs may be as corner stones, polished after the similitude of a palace:

i j That our game rs may be f u 11, afford ing all manner of store: that our sheep maybringforth thousands and ten thousands in our streets:

14 That our oxen may be strong to labour; that there be no breaking in, nor going out; that there be no complaining in our streets.

15 Happy is that people, that is in such a cise: yea, happy is that people, whose God is the Lo R D.

P S A L. CXLV. 1 Davidpraiseth God for hisfame, % goodness, 11 kingdom, improvidence, 17 and for his saving mercy.

David's psalm of praise.

I WILL extol thee, my God, O King; and I will bless thy name for ever and ever.

i Every day will I bless thee; and I will praise thy name for ever and ever. jGreat wthe Lord, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable.

4 One generation (hall praise thy works to another, and shall declare thy mighty a£b.

5 I will speak of the glorious honour of thy majesty, and of thy wondrous works.

6 And men shall speak of the might of thy terrible acts: and I will declare thy greatness.

7 They shall abundantly utter the memory of thy great goodness, and shall sing of thy righteousness.

8 The Lo R D is gracious, and full of compassion; flow to anger, and of great mercy.

9 The Lo R D is good to all: and his tender mercies are over air his works.

10 All thy works shaH praise thee, O Lord ; ana thy saints shall bless thee.

11 They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom, and talk of thy power;

12 To makeknownto the sons of men his mighty acts, and the glorious majesty of his kingdom.

13 Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and thy dominion endureth throughout all generations.

1+ The Lord upholdetli all that fall, and raiscth up all those that be bowed down.

15 The eyes of all wait upon thee; and thou givest them their meat in due season.

16 Thou openest thine hand, and satisfiest the delire of every living thing.

17 The Lord is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works.

18 The Lo toil nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth.

19 He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him: he also will hear their cry, and will save them.

10 The Lord preserveth all them that love him: but all the wicked will he destroy.

11 My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lo R D : and let all flesh bless his holy name for ever and ever.

P S A L. CXLVI. 1 The psalmist vovjcth perpetualprai/is God. 3 He exhorteth not to trust in man. 5 God is only •worthy to be trusted in.

PRAISE ye the Lord. Praise the Lord, O my soul. 1 While Hive will I praise the Lor D: I will sing praises unto my God while I have any being.

3 Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help.

4 His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth s in that very day his thoughts perisli.

5 Uappy is he thafhath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the Lor D his God:

6 Which made heaven, and earth, the sea, and all that therein is: which keepeth truth for ever:

7 Which executeth judgement for the oppressed: which giveth food to the hun gry. The Lor D looseth the prisoners:

8 The Lor D openeth t/ie eyes of the blind: the Lord raifeth them that are bowed down: the Lo R D loveth the righteous:

9TheLoRn preserveth the strangers; he relieveth the fatherless and widow: but the way of the wicked he turneth upside down.;

1 o The Lord shall reign for ever, even thy God, O Zion, unto all generations. Praise ye the Lord.

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An exhortation to praise Cod


i 'the prophet exhorteth to fraise God for his care of the church, 4 his power, 6 and his mercy; 7 for his providence; iifor his blcjstngs upon the kingdom; 1 $jor his power over the meteors; 19 an/for his ordinances in the church.

PRAISE ye the Lor D: for it is good to sing praises unto our God; for it is pleasant; and praise is comely.

i The Lo R D doth build up Jerusalem; he gathereth together the outcasts of Israel.

-, He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.

4 He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names.

'5 Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite.

6 The Lor D lifteth up the meek: he t.iltcth the wicked down to the ground.

7 Sing unto the Lord with thanksgiving; ling praise upon the harp unto our God:

8 Who covereth the heaven witli clouds, who prepareth rain for the earth, who maketh glass to grow upon the mountains.

9 He giveth to the bealt his food, and to the young ravens which cry.

10 He defighteth not in the strength of the horse: he taketh not pleasure in the legs of a man.

11 The Lor D taketh pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy.

iz Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem; praise thy God, O Zion.

13 For he hath strengthened the bars of thy gates; he hath blessed thy children within thee.

i4He maketh peace in thy borders, and filleth thee with the sinelt of the wheat.

15 He semleth forth his commandment upon earth: his word runneth very swiftly.

16 He giveth snow like wool: he scattereth the hoarfrost like ashes.

17 He casteth forth his ice like morsels: who can stand before his cold?

18 He sendeth out l)is word, and melteth them: he causeth his wind to blow, and the waters flow

PSALMS. in his creation.

PRAISE ye the Lord. Praise ye the Lo R p from the heavens: praise him in the heights.

1 Praise ye him, all his angels: praise ye him, all his hosts.

3 Praise ye him, sun and moon: praise him, all ye stars of light.

4 Praise him, ye heavens of heavens, and ye waters that be above the heavens.

5 Let them praise the name of the Lord: for he commanded, and they were created.

6 He hath also stablished them for ever and ever: he hath made a decree which shall not pass.

7 Praise the Lord from the earth,yc dragons, and all deeps:

8 Fire, and hail; snow, and vapours; stormy wind, fulfilling his word:

9 Mountains, and all hills; fruitful trees, and all cedars:

10 Beasts, and all cattle; creeping things, and flying fowl:

11 Kings of the earth, and all people; princes, and all judges of the earth:

12 Both young men, and maidens; old men, and children:_

13 Let them praise the name of the Lo R D: for his name alone is excellent; his glory.ij above the earth and heaven.

14 He also exalteth the horn of his people, the praise of all his saints; even of the children of Israel, a people near unto him. Praise ye the Lord.

P S A L. CXLIX. j The prophet exhorteth to praise Godsor liii love to the church, 5 andsor that potwer which he hath given to the church.

PRAISE ye the Lord. Sing unto the Lo R D a new song, and his praise in the congregation of saints.

1 Let Israel rejoice in him that made him: let the children of Zion be joyful in their King.

3 Let them praise his name in the dance: let them sing praises unto him with the timbrel and harp.

4 For the Lo R D taketh pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek with salvation.

5 Let the saints be joyful in glory: let them sing aloud upon their beds.

6 let t he high praises of God be in their

statutes and his judgements unto Israel ro He hath not dealt so with any nation : and aj/brA«judgenients, they have not known them. Praise ye the Lord

P S A L. CXLVIII. 1 The psalmist exhorteth the celestial, 7 the terrestrial, 11 and the rational creatures, to praise God,

19 He die weth his word unto Jacob-, 4us_ jnouth, and a two edged sword in then


7 To execute vengeance upon the heathen, and punishments upon the people;

8 To bind thier kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron;

9 To execute upon them the judgement written: this honour have all his saints. Praise ye the Lord.


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