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Tal vaxt of Rew John Thomas Aug7/98

God's mercies to Israel.

PSALMS. David exhorteth to thank God. dried up: so he led them through the depths, 1.40 Therefore was the wrath of the LORD as through the wilderness.

kindled against his people, insomnuch that he 10 And he saved them from the land of him abhorred his own inheritance. that hated them, and redeemed them from 41 And he gave them into the land of the the hand of the enemy.

heathen; and they that hated them ruled 11 And the waters covered their enemies: over them. there was not one of them left.

42 Their enemies also oppressed them, and 12 Then believed they his words; they sang they were brought into subjection under their his praise.

hand. 13 They soon forgat his works, they waited 43 Many times did he deliver them; but pot for his counsel :

they provoked him with their counsel; and 14 But lusted exceedingly in the wilderness, were brought low for their iniquity. and tempted God in the desert.

44 Nevertheless he regarded their affliction, 15 And he gave them their request; but sent when he heard their cry: leanness into their soul.

45 And he remembered for them his cove16 They envied Moses also in the camp, and nant, and repented according to the multiAaron the saint of the Lord.

tude of his mercies. 17 The earth opened and swallowed up Da- 46 He made them also to be pitied of all than, and covered the company of Abiram.

those that carried them captives. 18 And a fire was kindled in their compa- 47 Save us, O Lord our God, and gather ny; the flame burned up the wicked. us from among the heathen, to give thanks

19 They made a calf in Horeb, and wor- unto thy holy name, and to triumph in thy shipped the molten image.

praise. 20 Thus they changed their glory into the 48 Blessed be the LORD God of Israel from similitude of an ox that eateth grass. everlasting to everlasting: and let all the 21 They forgat God their saviour, which people say, Amen. Praise ye the Lord. had done great things in Egypt;

PSALM CVII. 22 Wondrous works in the land of Ham, 1 The psalmist ethorteth the redeemed, in praisand terrible things by the Red sea. 23 Therefore he said that he would destroy

ing God, to observe his manifold providence,

4 over travellers, 10 over captives, 17 over sick them, had not Moses his chosen stood before men, 23 over seamen, 33 aird in divers vahim in the treach, to turn away his wrath, rieties of life. lest he should destroy them. 20 Yea, they despised the pleasant land, O GOWE thanks unto the Lord, for he is

good: for his mercy endureth for ever. they believed not his word:

2 Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, 25 But murmured in their tents, and heark- whom he hath redeemed from the hand of ened not unto the voice of the LORD.

the enemy;
26 Therefore he lifted up his hand against 3 And gathered them out of the lands, from
them, to overthrow them in the wilderness : the east, and from the west, from the north,

27 To overthrow their seed also among the and from the south.
nations, and to scatter them in the lands. 4 They wandered in the wilderness in a so

28 They joined themselves also unto Baal- litary way; they found no city to dwell in.
peor, and ate the sacrifices of the dead. 5 Hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted in
29 Thus they provoked him to anger with them.
their inventions: and the plague brake in 6 Then they cried unto the Lord in their

trouble, and he delivered them out of their
30 Then stood up Phinehas, and executed distresses.
judgment: and so the plague was stayed. 7 And he led them forth by the right way

31 And that was counted unto him for right that they might go to a city of habitation.
eousness unto all generations for evermore. 8 Oh that men would praise the LORD for

32 They angered him also at the waters of his goodness, and for his wonderful works
strife, so that it went ill with Moses for their to the children of men!
sakes:

9 For he satisfieth the longing soul, and fill
33 Because they provoked his spirit, so that eth the hungry soul with goodness.
he spake unadvisedly with his lips.

10 Such as sit in darkness and in the sha. 34 They did not destroy the nations, con- dow of death, being bound in affliction and cerning whom the Lord commanded them: iron;

35 But were mingled among the heathen, 11 Because they rebelled against the words and learned their works.

of God, and contemned the counsel of the 36 And they served their idols which were Most High: a snare unto them.

12 Therefore he brought down their heart 37 Yea, they sacrificed their sons and their with labour; they fell down, and there was daughters unto devils,

none to help. 38 And shed innocent blood, even the blood

13 Then they cried unto the LORD in their of their sons and of their daughters, whom trouble, and he saved them out of their disthey sacrificed unto the idols of Canaan : and tresses. the land was polluted with blood.

14 He brought them out of darkness and 39 Thus were they defiled with their own the shadow of death, and brake their bands works, and went a whoring with their own in sunder. inventions.

15 Oh that men would praise the LORD for

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God's manifold providence.

PSALMS.

David's confidence in God. his goodness, and for his wonderful works things, even they shall understand the lov. to the children of men !

ing-Kindness of the LORD. 16 For he hath broken the gates of brass,

PSALM CVIII. and cut the bars of iron in sunder.

1 David encourageth himself to praise God. 5 17 Fools, because of their transgression, and

He prayeth for God's assistance according to because of their iniquities are afflicted. his promise. 11 His confidence in God's help.

18 Their soul abhorreth all manner of meat; | A Song or Psalm of David. 19 Then they cry unto the Lord inattlieir O GOD, my heart is fixed; I will sing and

give praise, even with my glory. trouble, and he saveth them out of their dis- 2 Awake, psaltery and harp: I myself will

awake early. 20 He sent his word, and healed them, and 3 I will praise thee, O LORD, among the delivered them from their destructions. people: and I will sing praises unto thee

21 Oh that men would praise the Lord for among the nations. his goodness, and for his wonderful works to 4 For thy mercy is great above the heavens: the children of men!

and thy truth reacheth unto the clouds. 22 And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of 5 Be thou exalted, O God, above the heathanksgiving, and declare his works with re- vens: and thy glory above all the earth; joicing.

6 That thy beloved may be delivered: save 23 They that go down to tho sea in ships, with thy right hand, and answer me. that do business in great waters;

7 God hath spoken in his holiness; I will 24 These see the works of che LORD, and rejoice, I will divide Shechem, and mete out his wonders in the deep.

the valley of Succoth. 25 For he commandeth, and raiseth the 8 Gilead is mine; Manasseh is mine • stormy wind, which lifteth up the waves Ephraim also is the strength of my head; thereof.

Judah is my lawgiver; 26 They mount up to the heaven, they go 9 Moab is my washpot; over Edom will I down again to the depths: their soul is melt- cast out my shoe; over Philistia will I triumph. ed because of trouble.

10 Who will bring me into the strong city? 27 They reel to and fro, and stagger like a who will lead me into Edom? drunken man, and are at their wit's end. 11 Wilt not thou, O God, who hast cast is

28 Then they cry unto the Lord in their off? and wilt not thou, O God, go forth with trouble, and he bringeth them out of their our hosts? distresses.

12 Give us help from trouble: for vain is 29 He maketh the storm a calın, so that the the help of man. waves thereof are still.

13 Through God we shall do valiantly: for 30 Then are they glad because they be he it is that shall tread down our enemies. quiet; so he bringeih them unto their desired

PSALM CIX. haven. 31 Oh that men would praise the Lord for 1 David, complaining of his slanderous enemies,

under the person of Judas devoteth them. 16 his goodness, and for his wonderful works to

He shewcth their sin. 21 Complaining of his the children of men !

oron misery, he prayeth for help. 30 He promi32 Let them exalt him also in the congrega- seth thankfu ess. tion of the people, and praise him in the as- 1 To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. sembly of the elders.

33 He turneth rivers into a wilderness, and Honot thy peace, O God of my praise; the water-springs into dry ground;

mouth of the deceitful are opened against 34 A fruitful land into barrenness, for the me: they have spoken against me with a wickedness of them that dwell therein. lying tongue.

35 He turneth the wilderness into a stand-3 They compassed me about also with words ing water, and dry ground into water-springs. of hatred; and fought against me without a

36 And there he maketh the hungry to dwell, that they may prepare a city for ha- 4 For my love they are my adversaries: but bitation;

I give myself unto prayer. 37 And sow the fields, and plant vineyards, 5 And they have rewarded me evil for good, which may yield fruits of increase.

and hatred for my love. 38 He blesseth them also, so that they are 6 Set thou a wicked man over him: and let multiplied greatly; and suffereth not their Satan stand at his right hand. cattle to decrease.

7 When he shall be judged, let him be con39 Again, they are diminished and brought demned: and let his prayer become sin. low through oppression, affliction, and sor- 8 Let his days be few; and let another take

his office. 40 He poureth contempt upon princes, and 9 Let his children be fatherless, and his wife causeth them to wander in the wilderness, a widow. sphere there is no way.

10 Let his children be continually vaga41 Yet setteth he the poor on loigh froin af- bonds, and beg: let them seek their bread fiction, and maketh him families like a flock. also out of their desolate places.

42 The righteous shall see it, and rejoice: 11 Let the extortioner catch all that he hath and all iniquity shall stop her mouth. and let the stranger spoil his labour. 13 W1 80 is wise, and will observe these 12 Let there be none to extend mercy unto

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His complaint and prayer for help. PSALMS. He inciteth all to praise God. him: neither let there be any to favour his, pent, Thou art a priest for ever after the fatherless children.

order of Melchizedek. 13 Let his posterity be cut off; and in the 5 The Lord at thy right hand shall strike generation following let their name be blot through kings in the day of his wrath. ted out.

6 He shall judge among the heathen, he 14 Let the iniquity of his fathers be remem- shall fill the places with the dead bodies: he bered with the LORD; and let not the sin of shall wound the heads over many countries. his mother be blotted out.

7 He shall drink of the brook in the way: 15 Let them be before the LORD continual- | therefore shall he lift up the lead. ly, that he may cut off the inemory of them

PSALM CXI. from the earth.

1 The psalmist by his example inciteth others lo 16 Because that he remembered not to shew praise God for his glorious, 5 and gracious mercy, but persecuted the poor and needy

works. 10 The fear of God breedeth true wis.

dom. man, that he might even slay the broken in heart.

PRAISE

Lord with my whole heart, in the as17 As he loved cursing, so let it come unto hin: as he delighted not in blessing, so let it sembly of the upright, and in the congrebe far from him.

2 The works of the LORD are great, sougire 18 As he clothed himself with cursing like as with his garment, so let it come into his out of all them that have pleasure therein. bowels like water, and like oil into his bones, his righteousness endureth for ever.

3 His work is honourable and glorious: and 19 Let it be unto him as the garment which covereth him, and for a girdle wherewith he

4 He hath made his wonderful works to be

remembered: the LORD is gracious and full is girded continually. 20 Let this be the reward of mine adversa

of compassion. ries from the Lord, and of them that speak him: he will ever be mindful of his covenant.

5 He hath given meat unto them that fear evil against my soul. 21 But do thou for me, O God the Lord, for his works, that he may give them the heritage

6 He hath shewed his people the power of thy name's sake: because thy mercy is good, of the heathen. deliver thou me.

7 The works of his hands are verity and 22 For I am poor and needy, and my heart judgment; all his commandments are sure. is wounded within me.

8 They stand fast for ever and ever, and are 23 I am gone like the shadow when it decli

done in truth and uprightness. neth: I am tossed up and down as the locust. 24 My knees are weak through fasting; and hath commanded his covenant for ever: holy

9 He sent redemption unto his people: he my flesh faileth of fatness. 25 I became also a reproach unto them: %10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning

and reverend is his name. when they looked upon me they shaked their, of wisdom: a good understanding have al heads. 26 Help me, O Lord my God: 0 save me endureth for ever.

they that do his commandments : his praise according to thy mercy:

PSALM CXII. 27 That they may know that this is thy 1 Godliness hath the promises of this life, 4 and hand; that thou, LORD, hast done it.

of the life to come. 10 The prosperity of the 28 Let them curse, but bless thou: when they godly shall be an eyesore to the wicked. vant rejoice.

man that feareth the Lord, that de 29 Let mine adversaries be clothed with lighteth greatly in his commandments. shame, and let them cover themselves with 2 His sced shall be mighty upon earth: the their own confusion, as with a mantle.

generation of the upright shall be blessed. 30 I will greatly praise the LORD' with my 3 Wealth and riches shall be in his house : mouth; yea, I will praise him among the mul- and his righteousness endureth for ever. titude.

4 Unto the upright there ariseth light in the 31 For he shall stand at the right hand of darkness: he is gracious, and full of compasthe poor, to save him from those that con- sion, and righteous. demn his soul.

5 A good man sheweth favour, and lendeth: PSALM CX.

he will guide his affairs with discretion. 1 The kingdom, 4 the priesthood, 5the conquest, 6 Surely he shall not be moved for ever: 7 and the passion of Christ.

the righteous shall be in everlasting rememTA Psalm of David.

brance. T THE LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou 7 He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his

at my right hand, until I make thine heart is fixed, trusting in the LORD. enemies thy footstool.

8 His heart is established, he shall not be 2 The LORD shall send the rod of thy strength afraid, until he see his desire upon his eneout of Zion: rule thou in the midst of thine mies. enemies.

9 He hath dispersed, he hath given to the 3 Thy people shall be willing in the day of poor; his righteousness endureth for ever; thy power, in the beauties of holiness from his horn shall be exalted with honour. the womb of the morning: thou hast the dew 10 The wicked shall see it, and be grieved, of thy youth.

he shall gnash with his teetli, and melt away 4 The LORD hath sworn, and will not re- the desire of the wicked shall perish.

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Exhoriations to praise God.

PSALMS. David professeth his love to God. PSALM CXIII.

11 Ye that fear the Lord, trust in the LORD: 1 An exhortation to praise God for his excellen- he is their help and their shield.

cy, 6 and for his mercy. RAISE ye the Lord. Praise, O ye will bless us; he will bless the house of Is

12 The Lord hath been mindful of us: he ca of the Lord. 2 Blessed be the name of the Lord from both sınall and great.

13 He will bless them that fear the LORD, this time forth and for evermore.

14 The Lord shall increase you more and 3 From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same the Lord's name is to be

more, you and your children.

15 Ye are blessed of the LORD which made praised.

heaven and earth. 4 'T'le LORD is high above all nations, and

16 The heaven, even the heavens, are the his glory above the heavens. 5 Who is like unto the Lord our God, who children of men.

Lord's: but the earth hath he given to the dwelleth on high,

17 The dead praise not the LORD, neither 6 Who humbleth himself to behold the things

any that go down into silence. that are in heaven, and in the earth?

18 But we will bless the Lord from this time 7 He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, forth and for evermore. Praise the LORD. and lifteth the needy out of the dunghill; 8 That he may set him with princes, éren

PSALM CXVI. with the princes of his people.

1 The psalunist professeth his love and duty to

God for his deliverance. 12 He studieth to bo 9 He maketh the barren woman to keep

thankful. house, and to be a joyful mother of children.

LOVE the LORD, because he hath heard Praise ye the LORD.

my voice and my supplications. PSALM CXIV.

2 Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, An exhortation, by the example of the dumb creat therefore will I call upon him as long as I live.

tures, to fear God in his church.
CHEN Israel went out of Egypt, the

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

trouble and sorrow.
strange language;
2 Judah was his sanctuary, and Israel his

4 Then called I upon the name of the LORD;L dominion.

O Lord, I beseech thee, deliver

my

soul.

5 Gracious is the LORD, and righteous; yea, 3 The sea saw it, and fled: Jordan was driven back.

our God is merciful. 4 The mountains skipped like rams, and the

6 The LORD preserveth the simple: I was

brought low, and he helped me. little hills like lambs.

7 Return unto thy rest, O my soul; for the 5 What ailed thee, O thou sea, that thou fleddest? thou Jordan, that thou wast driven Lord hath dealt bountifully with thee. * back?

8 For thou hast delivered my soul from 6 Ye mountains, that ye skipped like rains; from falling. death, mine eyes from tears, and my feet

and ye little hills, like lambs? 7 Tremble, thou earth, at the presence of 9. I will walk before the Lord in the land

of the living the LORD, at the presence of the God of Jacob;

8 Which turned the rock into a standing 101 believed, therefore have I spoken: 1 water, the flint into a fountain of waters.

11 I said in my haste, All men are liars.) PSALM CXV.

12 What shall I render unto the LORD for i Because God is truly glorious, 4 and idols are

vanity, The exhorteth to confidence in God. all his benefits toward me? 12 God is to be praised for his blessings. 13 I will take the cup of salvation, and call N.

TOT unto us, o LORD, not unto us, but upon the name of the Lord.

unto thy name give glory, for thy mercy, 14 I will pay my vows unto the LORD now and for thy truth's sake.

in the presence of all his people. 2 Wherefore should the heathen say, Where 15 Precious in the sight of the LORD is the is now their God?

death of his saints. 3 But our God is in the heavens; le liath 16 O LORD, truly I am thy servant; I am done whatsoever he pleased.

thy servant, and the son of thy handmaid: 4 Their idols are silver and gold, the work thou hast loosed my bonds. of men's hands.

17 I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanks. 5 They have mouthis, but they speak not: giving, and will call upon the name of the eyes have they, but they see not:

Lord. 6 They have ears, but they hear not: noses 18 I will pay my vows unto the LORD now have they, but they smell not:

in the presence of all his people, 7 They have hands, but they handle not: 19 In the courts of the Lord's house, in the seet have they, but they walk not: neither midst of thee, O Jerusalem. Praise ye the speak they through their throat.

LORD. & They that make them are like unto them;

PSALM CXVII. so is every one that trusteth in them.

An exhortation to praise God for his mercy and 90 Israel, trust thou in the LORD: he is

truth. eir help and their shield. 0 0 house of Aaron, trust in the Lord: he

him, ye . #Cheir help and their shield.

2 For his merciful kindness is great toward

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Christ's kingdom typified.

PSALMS. Sundry prayers, praises, fic. us: and the truth of the LORD endureth for 28 Thou art my God, and I will praise thee: Praise

ye
the LORD.

thou art my God, I will exalt thee.
PSALM CXVIII.

29 O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is 1 An exhortation to praise God for his mercy. good: for his mercy endureth for ever. 5 The psalmist by his experience sheweth how

PSALM CXIX. good it is to trust in God. 19 Under the type This psalm containeth sundry prayers, praises, of the psalmist the coming of Christ in his

and professions of obedience. kingdom is expressed.

ALEPH.

GIVE thanks unto the Lo Binjuforiheis BLESSED are the undefiled in the way,

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who walk in the law of the LORD.

2 Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, 2 Let Israel now say, that his mercy endu- and that seek him with the whole heart. reth for ever.

3 They also do no iniquity: they walk in 3 Let the house of Aaron now say, that his his ways. mercy endureth for ever.

4 Thou hast commanded us to keep thy 4 Let them now that fear the LORD say, precepts diligently. that his mercy endureth for ever.

50 that my ways were directed to keep thy 5 I called upon the Lord in distress: the statutes! LORD answered me, and set me in a large 6 Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have place.

respect unto all thy commandments. 6 The LORD is on my side; I will not fear: 7 I will praise thee with uprightness of heart, what can man do unto me?

when I shall have learned thy righteous judg. 7 The Lord taketh my part with them that ments. help me: therefore shall I see my desire 8 I will keep thy statutes: O forsake me upon them that hate me.

not utterly. * It is better to trust in the LORD than to

BETH. put confidence in man.

9 Wherewith shall a young man cleanse bis 9 It is better to trust in the LORD than to way? By taking heed thereto according to put confidence in princes.

thy word.
10 All nations compassed me about: but in 10 With my whole heart have I sought thee:
the name of the LORD will I destroy them. Olet me not wander from thy commandments.

11 They compassed me about; yea, they 11 Thy word have I hid in my heart, that I
compassed me about: but in the name of the might not sin against thee.
LORD I will destroy them.

12 Blessed art thou, O LORD: teach me
12 They compassed me about like bees; thy statutes.
they are quenched as the fire of thorns: for 13 With my lips have I declared all the
in the name of the LORD I will destroy them. judgments of thy mouth.
13 Thou hast thrust sore at me that I might 14 I have rejoiced in the way of thy testi-
fall: but the LORD helped me.

monies, as much as in all riches. 14 The Lord is my strength and song, and 15 I will meditate in thy precepts, and have is become my salvation.

respect unto thy ways. 15 The voice of rejoicing and salvation is 16 I will delight myself in thy statutes: I in the tabernacles of the righteous: the right will not forget thy word. hand of the LORD doeth valiantly.

GIMEL. 16 The right hand of the Lord is exalted: 17 Deal bountifully with thy servant, that I the right hand of the LORD doeth valiantly. may live, and keep thy word.

17 I shall not die, but live, and declare the 18 Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold works of the LORD.

wondrous things out of thy law. 18 The LORD hath chastened me sore: but 19 I am a stranger in the earth : hide not he hath not given me over unto death. thy commandments from me.

19 Open to me the gates of righteousness: I 20 My soul breaketh for the longing that it will go into them, and I will praise the LORD: hath unto thy judgments at all times.

20 This gate of the LORD, into which the 21 Thou hast rebuked the proud that are righteous shall enter.

cursed, which do err from thy commandments. 21 I will praise thee: for thou hast heard 22 Remove from me reproach and conme, and art become my salvation.

tempt; for I have kept thy testimonies. 22 The stone which the builders refused is 23 Princes also did sit and speak against become the head stone of the corner. me: but thy servant did meditate in thy sta

23 This is the LORD's doing; it is marvel- tutes. Jous in our eyes.

24 Thy testimonies also are my delight, and 24 This is the day which the Lord hath my counsellors. made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.

DALETH.
25 Save now, I beseech thee, O LORD: 025 My soul cleaveth unto the dust: quicken
LORD, I beseech thee, send now prosperity. thou me according to thy word.

26 Blessed be he that cometh in the name 26 I have declared my ways, and thou heard-
of the LORD: we have blessed you out of the est me: teach me thy statutes.
house of the LORD.

27 Make me to understand the way of thy pre. 27 God is the LORD, which hath shewed us cepts: so shall I talk of thy wondrous

works. light: bind the sacrifice with cords, even unto

28 My soul melteth for heaviness: strengththe horns of the altar.

en thou me according unto thy word.

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