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David's professions of obedience. PSALMS.

The benefit of afflictions. 29 Remove from me the way of lying: and| 60 I made haste, and delayed not to keep grant me thy law graciously.

thy commandments. 30 I have chosen the way of truth: thy 61 The bands of the wicked have robbed jooginents have I laid before me.

me: but I have not forgotten thy law. 31°I have stuck into thy testimonies: 0 62 At midnight I will rise to give thanks Lord, put me not to shame.

unto thee, because of thy righteous judgments. 32 I will run the way of thy commandments, 63 I am a companion of all them that fear when thou shalt enlarge my heart. thee, and of them that keep thy precepts. HE.

64 The earth, O Lord, is full of thy mercy : 33 Teach me, O Lord, the way of thy sta- teach me thy statutes. uutes; and I shall keep it unto the end.

TETH. 34 Give me understanding, and I shall keep 65 Thou hast dealt well with thy servant, thy law; yea, I shall observe it with my whole O Lord, according unto thy word. beart.

66 Teach me good judgment and knowledge: 35 Make me to go in the path of thy com- for I have believed thy commandments. mandments; for therein do delight.

67 Before I was afflicted I went astray: but 36 Incline my heart unto thy testimonies, now have I kept thy word. and not to covetousness.

68 Thou art good, and doest good; teach 37. Turn away mine eyes from beholding me thy statutes. vanity; and quicken thou me in thy way. 69 The proud lave forged a lie against me:

38 Establish thy word unto thy servant, who but I will keep thy precepts with my whole is devoted to thy fear.

heart. 39 Turn away my reproach which I fear: 70 Their heart is as fat as grease; but I defor thy judgments are good.

light in thy law. 40 Behold, I have longed after thy pre- 71 It is good for me that I have been afcepts: quicken me in thy righteousness. flicted; that I might learn thy statutes. VAU.

72 The law of thy mouth is better unto me 41 Let thy mercies come also unto me, than thousands of gold and silver. LORD, even thy salvation, according to thy

JOD. word.

73 Thy hands have made me and fashioned 42 So shall I have wherewith to answer him me: give me understanding, that I may learn that reproacheth me: for I trust in thy word. thy commandments.

43 And take not the word of truth utterly 74 They that fear thee will be glad when they out of my mouth; for I have hoped in thy see me; because I have hoped in thy word. judgments.

75 I know, O LORD, that thy judgments are 44 So shall I keep thy law continually for right, and that thou in faithfulness last alever and ever.

flicted me. 45 And I will walk at liberty: for I seek thy 76 Let, I pray thee, thy merciful kindness be precepts.

for my comfort, according to thy word unto 46 I will speak of thy testimonies also be- thy servant. fore kings, and will not be ashamed.

77 Let thy tender mercies come unto me, 47 And I will delight myself thy com- that I may live: for thy law is my delight. mandments, which I have loved.

78 Let the proud be ashamed; for they dealt 48 My hands also will I lift up unto thy com- perversely with me without a cause : but I mandments, which I have loved; and I will will meditate in thy precepts. meditate in thy statutes.

79 Let those that fear thee turn unto me, and ZAIN.

those that have known thy testimonies. 49 Remember the word unto thy servant, 80 Let my heart be sound in thy statutes; upon which thou hast caused me to hope. that I be not ashamed. 50 This is my comfort in my affliction : for

CAPH. thy word hath quickened me.

81 My soul fainteth for thy salvation : but I 51 The proud have had me greatly in de- hope in thy word. rision: yet have I not declined from thy law. 82 Mine eyes fail for thy word, saying, 52 I remembered thy judgments of old, O When wilt thou comfort me? LORD; and have comforted myself.

83 For I am become like a bottle in the 53 Horror hath taken hold upon me because smoke; yet do I not forget thy statutes. of the wicked that forsake thy law.

84 How many are the days of thy servant ? 54 Thy statutes have been my songs in the when wilt thoù execute judgment on thema house of my pilgrimage.

that persecute me? 55 I have remembered thy name, O LORD, 85 The proud have digged pits for me, which in the night, and have kept thy law. are not after thy law. 56 This I had, because I kept thy precepts. 86 All thy commandments are faithful; they CHETH.

persecite me wrongfully; help thou me. 57 Thou art my portion, O LORD: I have 87 They had almost consumed me upon said that I would keep thy words.

earth; but I forsvok not thy precepts. 58 I entreated thy favour with my whole 88 Quicken me after thy loving-kindness; heart: be merciful unto me according to thy so shall I keep the testimony of thy mouth. word.

LAMED. 59 I thought on my ways, and turned my 89 For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled lu feet unto thy testimonies.


The word of God a light.


The zeal of David. 90 Thy faithfulness is unto all genera- , earth like dross: therefore I love thy testicions: thou hast established the earth, and it monies. abideth.

120 My flesh trembleth for fear of thee; and 91 They continue this day according to thine I am afraid of thy judgments. ordinances: for all are thy servants.

AIN. 92 Unless thy law had been my delights, I 121 I have done judgment and justice : should then have perished in mine affliction. leave me not to mine oppressors.

93 I will never forget thy precepts : for with 122 Be surety for thy servant for good: let them thou hast quickened me.

not the proud oppress me. 94 I am thine, save me; for I have sought | 123 Mine eyes fail for thy salvation, and so thy precepts.

the word of thy righteousness. 95 The wicked have waited for me to de- 124 Deal with thy servant according unto the stroy me: but I will consider thy testimonies. mercy, and teach me thy statutes. 96 I have seen an end of all perfection : but 125 I am thy servant; give me understand. thy commandment is exceeding broad. ing, that I may know thy testimonies. MEM.

126 It is time for thee, LORD, to work: for 97 O how love I thy law! it is my medita- they have made void thy law. tion all the day.

127 Therefore I love thy commandments 98 Thou through thy commandments hast above gold; yea, above fine gold. made me wiser than mine enemies: for they 128 Therefore I esteem all thy precepto are ever with me.

concerning all things to be right; and I hate 99 I have more understanding than all my every false way. teachers : for thy testimonies are my medita

PE. tion.

129 Thy testimonies are wonderful : there. 100 I understand more than the ancients, fore doth my soul keep them. because I keep thy precepts.

130 The entrance of thy words giveth light; 101 I have refrained my feet from every evil it giveth understanding unto the simple. way, that I might keep thy word.

131 I opened my mouth, and panted: for I 102 I have not departed from thy judgments: longed for thy commandments. for thou hast taught me.

132 Look thou upon me, and be merciful 103 How sweet are thy words unto my taste! unto me, as thou usest to do unto those that yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth. love thy name.

104 Through thy precepts I get understand- 133 Order my steps in thy word: and let not ing: therefore I hate every false way, any iniquity have dominion over me. NUN.

134 Deliver me from the oppression of man: 105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and so will I keep thy precepts. A light unto my path.

135 Make thy face to shine upon thy ser106 I have sworn, and I will perform it, that vant: and teach me thy statutes. I will keep thy righteous judgments. 136 Rivers of waters run down mine eyes, 107 I am afflicted very much: quicken me, because they keep not thy law. O LORD, according unto thy word.

TSADDI. 108 Accept, I beseech thee, the free-will-of- 137 Righteous art thou, O Lord, and upserings of any mouth, O LORD, and teach me right are thy judgments. thy judgments

138 Thy testimonies that thou hast com. 109 My soul is continually in my hand: yet manded are righteous and very faithful. do I not forget thy law.

139 My zeal hath consumed me; because 110 The wicked liave laid a snare for me: mine enemies have forgotten thy words. yet I erred not from thy precepts.

140 Thy word is very pure: therefore thy 111 Thy testimonies have I taken as a heri- servant loveth it. tage for ever: for they are the rejoicing of 141 I am small and despised: yet do not I my heart.

forget thy precepts. 112 I have inclined my heart to perform thy 142 Thiy righteousness is an everlasting statutes always, even unto the end.

righteousness, and thy law is the truth. SAMECH,

143 Trouble and anguish have taken hold op 113 I hate dain thoughts: but thy law do I me: yet thy commandments are my delights. love.

144 The righteousness of thy testimonies is 114 Thou art my hiding-place and my shield: everlasting: give me understanding, and I I hope in thy word.

shall live. 115 Depart from me, ye evil-doers: for I

KOPH. . will keep the commandments of my God. 145 I cried with my whole heart; hear me,

116 Uphold me according unto thy word, O Lord: will keep thy statutes. that I may live: and let me not be ashamed 146 I cried unto thee: save me, and I shall of my hope.

keep thy testimonies. 117 Hold thou me up, and I shall be safe : 147 I prevented the dawning of the morn. and I will have respect unto thy statutes con- ing, and cried: I hoped in thy word. tinually.

148 Mine eyes prevent the night-watches, 118 Thou hast trodden down all them that that I might meditate in thy word. eir from thy statutes: for their deceit is false

149 Hlear my voice, according unto thy lov. hood,

ing-kindness: O LORD, quicken me accord, 119 Thou puttest away all the wicked of the ling to thy judgment.

firaulesed My 8199 David's delight in God's law. PSALMS.

T'he safety of the saints. 150 They draw nigh that follow after mis- 2 Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lying lips, chief: they are far from thy law.

and from a deceitful tongue. 151 Thou art near, O LORD; and all thy 3 What shall be given unto thee? or what commandments are truth.

shall be done unto thee, thou false tongue ? 152 Concerning thy testimonies I have known 4 Sharp arrows of the mighty, with coals of of old that thou hast founded them for ever. juniper. RESH.

5 Wo is me, that I sojourn in Mesech, that 153 Consider mine affliction, and deliver me: I dwell in the tents of Kedar! for I do not forget thy law.

6 My soul hath long dwelt with him that 154 Plead my cause, and deliver me: quick- hateth peace. en me according to thy word.

7 I am for peace: but when I speak, they 155 Salvation is far from the wicked: for are for war. they seek not thy statutes.

PSALM CXXI. 156 Great are thy tender mercies, O LORD: The great safety of the godly, who put their quicken me according to thy judgments.

trust in God's protection. 157 Many are my persecutors and mine

9. A Song of degrees. enemies: yet do I not decline from thy testi- WILL lift up mine eyes unto the hills, monies.

from whence cometh my help. 158 I beheld the transgressors, and was

2 My help cometh from the Lord, which grieved; because they kept not thy word.

made heaven and earth. 159 Consider how I love thy precepts:

3 He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: quicken me, O Lord, according to thy lov- he that keepeth thee will not slumber. ing-kindness.

4 Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall nei160 Thy word is true from the beginning: ther slumber nor sleep. and every one of thy righteous judgments en- 5 The Lord is thy keeper: the Lord is dureth for ever.

thy shade upon thy right hand. SCHIN.

6 The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor 161 Princes have persecuted me without a the moon by night. cause: but my heart standeth in awe of thy 7 The LORD shall preserve thee from all word.

evil : he shall preserve thy soul. 162 I rejoice at thy word, as one that find- 8 The Lord 'shall preserve thy going out eth great spoil.

and thy coming in from this time forth, and 163 I hate and abhor lying: but thy law do even for evermore. I love.

PSALM CXXII. 164 Seven times a day do I praise thee, ben 1 David professeth his joy for the church, 6 and cause of thy righteous judgments.

prayeth for the peace thereof. 165 Great peace have they which love thy TA Song of degrees of David. law: and nothing shall offend them.

WAS glad when they said unto me, Let 166 LORD, I have hoped for thy salvation, us go into the house of the LORD. and done thy commandments.

2 Our feet shall stand within thy gates, 0 167 My soul hath kept thy testimonies; and Jerusalem. I love them exceedingly.

3 Jerusalem is builded as a city that is com168 I have kept thy precepts and thy testi- pact together: monies: for all my ways are before thee. 4 Whither the tribes go up, the tribes of the TAU.

LORD, unto the testimony of Israel, to give 169 Let my cry come near before thee, o thanks unto the name of the LORD. LORD: give me understanding according to

5 For there are set thrones of judgment, the thy word.

thrones of the house of David. 170 Let my supplication come before thee: 6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they deliver me according to thy word.

shall prosper that love thee. 171 My lips shall utter praise, when thou

7 Peace be within thy walls, and prosperi. hast taught me thy statutes.

ty within thy palaces. (172 My tongue shall speak of thy word) for 8 For my brethren and companions' sakes, all thy commandments are righteousness.

I will now say, Peace be within thee. 173 °Let thy hand help me ;

for I have

9 Because of the house of the LORD our chosen thy precepts.

God I will seek thy good. 174 I have longed for thy salvation, O LORD;

PSALM CXXIII. and thy law is my delight.

1 The godly profess their confidence in God, 3 175 Let my soul live, and it shall praise thee;

and pray to be delivered from contempt. and let .

TA Song of degrees.

NTO I , O thou seek thy servant; for I do not forget thy commandments.

2 Behold, as the eyes of servants look unto PSALM CXX. the hand of their masters, and as the eyes

of 1 David prayeth against Doeg, 3reproveth his a maiden unto the hand of her mistress; so

tongue, 5 complaineth of his necessary con- our eyes wait upon the LORD our God, until versation with the wicked.

that he have mercy upon us. I A Song of degrees.

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The blessings of the goillg. 4 Our soul is exceedingly filled with the 2 It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit scorning of those that are at ease, and with up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so the contempt of the proud.

he giveth his beloved sleep. PSALM CXXIV.

3 Lo, children are a heritage of the LORD: The church blesseth God for a miraculous de- and the fruit of the womb is his reward. liverance.

4 As arrows are in the hand of a mighty TA Song of degrees of David.

man; so are children of the youth.
it had not been the LORD who was on

5 Happy is the man that hath his quiver full our side, now may Israel say;

of them : they shall not be ashamed, but they 2 If it had not been the Lord who was on shall speak with the enemies in the gate. our side, when men rose up against us:

PSALM CXXVIII. 3 Then they had swallowed us up quick, The sundry blessings which follow them that when their wrath was kindled against us:

fear God. 4 Then the waters had overwhelmed us,

TA Song of degrees. the stream had gone over our soul :

LESSED is every one that feareth the 5 Then the proud waters had gone over our soul.

2 For thou shalt eat the labour of thiy hands: 6 Blessed be the LORD, who hath not given happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with us as a prey to their teeth.

thee. 7 Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the 3 Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the snare of the fowlers: the snare is broken, sides of thy house: thy children like oliveand we are escaped.

plants round about thy table. 8 Our help is in the name of the LORD, who 4 Behold, that thus shall the man be blessed made heaven and earth.

that feareth the LORD. PSALM CXXV.

5 The LORD shall bless thee out of Zion : i The safety of such as trust in God. 4 A pray- and thou shalt see the good of Jerusalem all er for the godly, and against the wicked.

the days of thy life. A Song of degrees.

6 Yea, thou shalt see thy children's chil. Zion, which cannot be removed

PSALM CXXIX. but abideth for ever.

1 An erhortation to praise God for saving Israel 2 As the mountains are round about Jeru- in their great afflictions. 5 The haters of the salem, so the Lord is round about his people church are cursed. from henceforth even for ever.

TA Song of degrees. 3 For the rod of the wicked shall not rest MANYatime have they afilicted me from upon the lot of the righteous; lest the righteous put forth their hands unto iniquity. 2 Many a time have they afflicted me from

4 Do good, OLORD, unto those that be good, my youth: yet they have not prevailed against and to them that are upright in their hearts. me,

5 As for such as turn aside unto their crook- 3 The ploughers ploughed upon my back : ed ways, the LORD shall lead them forth with they made long their furrows. the workers of iniquity : but peace shall be

4 The Lord is righteous: he hath cut asun

der the cords of the wicked. PSALM CXXVI.

5 Let them all be confounded and turned 1 The church, celebrating her incredible return back that hate Zion.

out of captivity, 4 prayeth for, and prophesi- 6 Let them be as the grass upon the houseeth the good success thereof.

tops, which withereth afore it groweth up: 1 A Song of degrees.

7 Wherewith the mower filleth not his hand tivity of Zion, like them that

Neither go , The dream.

blessing of the Lord be upon you: we bless 2 Then was our mouth filled with laughter, you in the name of the Lord. and our tongue with singing: then said they

PSALM CXXX. among the heathen, The LORD hath done 1 The psalmist professeth his hope in prayer, 5 great things for them.

and his patience in hope. 7 He exhorteth Israel 3 The Lord hath done great things for us; to hope in God. whereof we are glad.

TA Song of degrees. 4 Turn again our captivity, O Lord, as the OUT of the depths have I cried unto thee, streams 5

2 LORD, hear my voice: let thine ears be 7 6 He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing attentive to the voice of my supplications.

precious seed, shall doubtless come again 3 If thou, Lord, shouldest mark iniquities, with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him. O LORD, who shall stand ? PSALM CXXVII.

4 But there is forgiveness with thee, that 1 The virtue of God's blessing. 3 Good children thou mayest be feared. are his gift.

5 I wait for the Lord, my soul doth wait, T A Song of degrees for Solomon. and in his word do I hope. XCEPT the Lord build the house, they

6 My soul waiteth for the LORD more than Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh than they that watch for the morning: but in vain.

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God only to be praised. Lord there is mercy, and with him is plen- head, that ran down upon the beard, even teous redemption.

Aaron's beard : that went down to the skirts 8 And he shall redeem Israel from all his of his garments; iniquities.

3 As the dew of Hermon, and as the deu PSALM CXXXI.

that descended upon the mountains of Zion: I David, professing his humility, 3 exhorteth for there the Lord commanded the blessing, Israel to hope in God.

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An exhortation to bless God. eyes lofiy: neither do I exercise myself

PA Song of degrees. in great matters, or in things too high for me.

, ; 2 Surely I have behaved and quieted my- vants of the LORD, which by night stand self as a child that is weaned of his mother: in the house of the LORD. my soul is even as a weaned child.

2 Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, and 3 Let Israel hope in the Lord from hence- biess the Lord. forth and for ever.

3 The Lord that made heaven and earth. PSALM CXXXI.

bless thee out of Zion. i David in his prayer commendoth unto God the

PSALM CXXXV. religious care he had for the ark. 8 His pray- | 1 An exhortation to praise God for his mercy, er at the removing of the ark, 11 with a repe- 5 for his power, 8 for his judgments. 15 The tition of God's promises.

vanity of idols. 19 An echortation to bless TA Song of degrees.



1 flictions :

name of the Lord: praise him, O ye 2 How he sware unto the LORD, and vow

servants of the LORD. ed unto the mighty God of Jacob;

2 Ye that stand in the house of the LORD, 3 Surely I will not come into the tabernacle in the courts of the house of our God, of my house, nor go up into my bed;

3 Praise the LORD; for the LORD is good; 4 I will not give sleep to mine eyes, or slum- sing

praises unto his name; for it is pleasant ber to mine eyelids,

4 For the Lord hath chosen Jacob unto 5 Until I find out a place for the Lord, a

himself, and Israel for his peculiar treasure. habitation for the mighty God of Jacob.

5 For I know that the LORD is great, and 6 Lo, we heard of it at Ěphratah: we found that our Lord is above all gods. it in the fields of the wood.

6 Whatsoever the LORD pleased, that did 7 We will go into his tabernacles: we will he in heaven, and in earth, in the seas, and

all deep places. worship at his footstool. 8 Arise, O LORD, into thy rest; thou, and the ends of the earth; he maketh lightnings

7 He causeth the vapours to ascend froin the ark of thy strength. 9 Let thy priests be clothed with righteous- for the rain ; he bringeth the wind out of his

treasuries : Dess; and let thy saints shout for joy. 10 For thy servant David's sake turn not

8 Who smote the first-born of Egypt, both away the face of thine anointed.

of man and beast: 11 The Lord hath sworn in truth unto Da

9 Who sent tokens and wonders into the vid; he will not turn from it; of the fruit of midst of thee, O Egypt, upon Pharaoh, and thy body will I set upon thy throne.

upon all his servants : 12 If thy children will keep my covenant

10 Who smote great nations, and slew and my testimony that I shall teach them;

miglity kings; their children also shall sit upon thy throne

11 Sihon king of the Amorites, and Og king for evermore.

of Bashan, and all the kingdoms of Canaan : 13 For the Lord hath chosen Zion; he hath

12 And gave their land for a lieritage, a desired it for his habitation.

heritage unto Israel his people. 14 This is my rest for ever: here will I

13 Thy name, O LORD, endureth for ever; dwell; for I have desired it.

and thy memorial, O LORD, throughout all 15 I will abundantly bless her provision: I generations. will satisfy her poor with bread.

'14 For the LORD will judge his people, and 16 I will also clothe her priests with salva-, he will repent himselfconcerning his servants.

15 The idols of the heathen are silver and tion, and her saints shall shout aloud for joy.

17 There will I make the horn of David to gold, the work of men's hands. bud: I have ordained a lamp for mine

16 They have mouths, but they speak not; anointed.

eyes have they, but they see not; 18 His enemies will I clothe with shame : 17 They have ears, but they hear not; nei. but himself shall his crown flourish.

ther is there any breath in their mouths. upon

18 They that make them are like unto them: PSALM CXXXIII.

so is every one that trusteth in them. The benefit of the communion of saints.

19 Bless the LORD, O house of Israel: bless TA Song of degrees of David. the LORD, O house of Aaron:

: ye it is for brethren to dwell together in that fear the LORD, bless the Lord. unity!

21 Blessed be the LORD out of Zion, which 2 It is like the precious ointment upon the I dwelleth at Jerusalem. Praise ye the Lord.

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