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An exhortation to thanksgiving.


God's all-seeing providence

5 If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my righe
An exhortation to give thanks to God for par hand forget her cunning.
ticular mercies.

6 If I do not remember thee, let my tongrie O

GIVE thanks unto the Lord; for he is cleave to the roof of my mouth; if I prefer

good : for his mercy endureth for ever. not Jerusalein above my chief joy. 20 give thanks unto the God of gods: for 7 Remember, O Lord, the children of Edom his mercy endureth for ever.

in the day of Jerusalem; who said, Rase it, 30 give thanks to the Lord of lords: for rase it, even to the foundation thereof. his mercy endureth for ever.

80 daughter of Babylon, who art to be de. 4 To hin who alone doeth great wonders: stroyed; happy shall he be, that rewardeth for his mercy endureth for ever.

thee as thou hast served us. 5 To him that by wisdom made the hea

9 Happy shall he be that taketh and dasheth veng: for his mercy endureth for ever.

thy little ones against the stones. 6 To him that stretched out the earth above

PSALM CXXXVIII. the waters: for his mercy enduretk for ever.

1 David praiseth God for the truth of his woord 7 To him that made great lights: for his

4 He prophesieth that the kings of the earth mercy endureth for ever:

shall praise God. 7 He professeth his conf. 8 The sun to rule by day: for his mercy dence in God. endureth for ever:

TA Psalm of David. 9 The moon and stars to rule by night: for


WILL praise thee with my whole heart: his mercy endureth for ever.

before the gods will I sing praise unto thee. 10 To him that smote Egypt in their first-| 2 I will worship toward thy holy temple, born: for his mercy endureth for ever: and praise thy name for thy loving-kindness 11 And brought out Israel from among and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified them: for his mercy endureth for ever: thy word above all thy name.

12 With a strong hand, and with a stretched 3 In the day when I cried thou answeredet out arm: for his mercy endureth for ever.

me, and strengthenedst me with strength in 13 To him which divided the Red sea into soul. parts: for his mercy endureth for ever: 4 All the kings of the earth shall praise 14 And made Israel to pass through the thee, O LORD, when they hear the words of midst of it: for his mercy endureth for ever: thy mouth.

15 But overthrew Pharaoh and his host in 5 Yea, they shall sing in the ways of the the Red sea: for his mercy ondureth for LORD: 'for great is the glory of the Lord:

6 Though the LORD be high, yet hath he 16 To him which led his people through the respect unto the lowly: but the proud he wilderness: for his mercy endureth for ever. knoweth afar off.

17 To him which smote great kings: for his 7 Though I walk in the midst of trouble, mercy endureth for ever:

thou wilt revive me: thou shalt stretch forth 18 Ånd slew famous kings: for his mercy thy hand against the wrath of mine enemies, endureth for ever:

and thy right hand shall save me. 19 Sihon king of the Amorites: for his 8 The Lord will perfect that which concern. mercy endureth for ever:

eth me: thy mercy, OLORD,endureth for ever: 20 Ånd Og the king of Bashan: for his forsake not the works of thine own hands. mercy endureth for ever:

PSALM CXXXIX. 21 Ånd gave their land for a heritage: for 1 David praiseth God for his all-seeing provi: his mercy endureth for ever:

dence, 17 and for his infinite mercies. 19 He 22 Even a heritage unto Israel his servant: defieth the wicked. 23 He prayeth for sincerity. for his mercy endureth for ever.

To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. 23 Who remembered us in our low estate:


LORD, thou hast searched me, and for his mercy endureth for ever.

known me. 24 And hath redeemed us from our ene- 2 Thou knowest my down-sitting and mine mies: for his mercy endureth for ever.

up-rising, thou understandest my thought 25 Who giveth food to all flesh: for his afar off. mercy endureth for ever.

3 Thou compassest my path and my lying 26 Ở give thanks unto the God of heaven: down, and art acquainted with all my ways. for his mercy endureth for ever.

4 For there is not a word in my tongue, but PSALM CXXXVII.

lo, O LORD, thou knowest it altogether. 1 The constancy of the Jews in captivity. 7 The 5 Thou hast beset me behind and before,

prophet curseth Edom and Babel. and laid thy hand upon me.

Y the rivers of Babylon, there we sat 6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; bered Zion.

7 Whither shall I go from thy Spirit ? or 2 We hanged our harps upon the willows whither shall I fee from thy presence? in the midst thereof.

8 If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: 3 For there they that carried us away cap- if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art tive required of us a song; and they that there. wasted us required of us mirth, saying, Sing 9 If I take the wings of the morning, and us one of the songs of Zion.

dwell in the utterinost parts of the sea; 4 How shall we sing the LORD's song in a

10 Even there shall thy hand lead me, and gange land?


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thy right hand shall hold me.

exte David prayeth for deliverance. PSALMS. He layeth his suit before Goch

11 If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover | the earth: evil shall hunt the violent man to me; even the night shall be light about me. overthrow him.

12 Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; 12 I know that the LORD will maintain the but the night shineth as the day: the dark- cause of the afflicted, and the right of the ness and the light are both alike to thee.

poor. 13 For thou last possessed my reins; thou 13 Surely the righteous shall give thanks hast covered me in my mother's womb. 7 unto thy name: the upright shall dwell in

14 I will praise thee; (for I am fearfully thy presence. and wonderfully made marvellous are thy

PSALM CXLI. works; and that my soul knoweth right well. 1 David prayeth that his suit may be acceptable,

15 My substance was not hid from thee, 3his conscience sincere, 7 and his life safe when I was made in secret, and curiously from snares. wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.

TA Psalm of David. 16 Phine eyes did see my substance

, yet L me; sive car unto my voice, when I cry

ORD, I cry unto thee: make haste unto being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance unto thee. were fashioned, when as yet there was none 2 Let my prayer

set forth before thee as of them.

incense; and the listing up of my hands as 17 How precious also are thy thoughts unto the evening sacrifice. me, O God! how great is the sum of them! 3 Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth;

18 If I should count them, they are more in keep the door of my lips. number than the sand: when I awake, I am 4 Incline not my heart to any evil thing, to still with thee.

practise wicked works with men that work 19 Surely thou wilt slay the wicked, O God: iniquity: and let me not eat of their dainties. depart from me therefore, ye bloody men. 5 Let the righteous smite me; it shall be a

20 For they speak against thee wickedly, kindness: and let him reprove me; it shall and thine enemies take thy name in vain. be an excellent oil, which shall not break my

21 Do not I hate them, O LORD, that hate head: for yet my prayer also shall be in their thee? and am not I grieved with those that calainities. rise up against thee?"

6 When their judges are overthrown in 22 I hate them with perfect hatred: I count stony places, they shall bear my words; for them mine enemies.

they are sweet. 23 Search me, O God, and know my heart: 7 Our bones are scattered at the grave's try me, and know my thoughts:

mouth, as when one cutteth and cleaveth 24 And see if there be any wicked way in wood upon

the earth. me, and lead me in the way everlasting. 8 But mine eyes are into thee, O God the PSALM CXL.

Lord: in thee is my trust; leave not my soul I David prayeth to be delivered from Saul and

destitute. Doeg. 8 He prayeth against them. 12 Hecom- 9 Keep me from the snare which they have forteth himself by confidence in God. laid for me, and the gins of the workers of TTo the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. iniquity.

10 Let the wicked fall into their own nets,

: preserve me from the violent man;

whilst that I withal escape. 2 Which imagine mischiefs in their heart;

PSALM CXLII. continually are they gathered together for David showeth that in his trouble all his com

fort was in prayer unto God. 3 They have sharpened their tongues like a | Maschil of David; A Prayer when he was Berpent; adders' poison is under their lips.

in the cave. Selah.


CRIED unto the LORD with my voice; 4 Keep me,

O LORD, from the hands of the with my voice unto the LORD did I make wicked; preserve me from the violent inan; my supplication. who have purposed to overthrow my goings. I poured out my complaint before him; I

5 The proud have hid a snare for me, and shewed before him my trouble. cords; they have spread a net by the way 3 When my spirit was overwhelmed within side; they have set gins for me. Selah. me, then thou knewest my path. In the way

6 I said unto the LORD, Thou art my God: wherein I walked have they privily laid a hear the voice of my supplications, O LORD. snare for me. 70 GoD the Lord, the strength of my salva- 4 I looked on my right hand, and beheld, but tion, thou hast covered my head in the day there was no man that would know me: reof battle.

fuge failed me; no man cared for my soul. 8 Grant not, O LORD, the desires of the 5 I cried unto thee, O LORD: I said, Thou wicked: further not his wicked device; lest art my refuge and my portion in the land of they exalt themselves. Selah.

the living: 9 As for the head of those that compass me 6 Attend unto my cry; for I am brought about, let the mischief of their own lips co- very low: deliver me from my persecutors; ver them.

for they are stronger than I. 10 Let burning coals fall upon them; let 7 Bring my soul out of prison, that I may them be cast into the fire; into deep pits, praise thy name: the righteous shall compass that they rise not up again.

me about; for thou shalt deal bountifully 11 Let not an evil speaker be established in 1 with me.


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David complaineth of his griefs. PSALMS.

* He prarseth God. PSALM CXLIII.

8 Whose mouth speaketh vanity, and their 1 David prayeth for favour in judgment. 3 He right hand is a right hand of falsehood.

complaineth of his griefs. 5 He strengtheneth 9 I will sing a new song unto thee, O God:
his faith by meditation and prayer. 7 He prey upon a psaltery and an instrument of ten
eth for grace, 9 for deliverance, 10 for sancti- strings will I sing praises unto thee.
fication, 12 for destruction of his enemies.

10 It is he that giveth salvation unto kinge: TA Psalm of David.

who delivereth David his servant froin the HE

EAR my prayer, O LORD, give ear to hurtful sword.

my supplications: in thy faithfulness Il Rid me, and deliver me from the hand of answer me, and in thy righteousness. strange children, whose mouth speaketh

2 And enter not into judgment with thy ser- vanity, and their right hand is a right hand vant: for in thy sight shall no man living be of falsehood: justified.

12 That our sons may be as plants grown up 3 For the enemy hath persecuted my soul; in their youth; that our daughters may be as he hath smitten my lite down to the ground; corner-stones, polished after the similitude of

he hath made me to dwell in darkness, as a palace: those that have been long dead.

13 That our garners may be full, affording : 4 Therefore is my spirit overwhelmed with all manner of store; that our sheep may bring m me; my heart within me is desolate. forth thousands and ten thousands in our

5 I remember the days of old, I meditate on streets: all thy works; I muse on the work of thy 14 That our oxen may be strong to labour, hands.

that there be no breaking in, nor going out; 6 I stretch forth my hands unto thee: my that there be no complaining in our streets. soul thirsteth after thee, as a thirsty land. 15 Happy is that people, that is in such a Selah.

case: yea, happy is that people, whose God 7 Hear me speedily, O LORD: my spirit is the LORD. faileth: hide not thy face from me, lest I be

PSALM CXLV. like unto them that go down into the pit. 1 David praiseth God for his fame, 8 for his

8 Cause me to hear thy loving-kindness in goodness, 11 for his kingdom, 14 for his pro the morning; for in thee do I trust: cause

vidence, 17 for his saving mercy. me to know the way wherein I should walk; | David's Psalm of praise. for I lift up my soul unto thee.

WILL extol thee, my God, o King; and 9 Deliver me, O LORD, from mine enemies: will bless thy name for ever and ever. flee unto thee to hide me.

2 Every day will I bless thee; and I will 10 Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my praise thy name for ever and ever. God: thy Spirit is good; lead me into the 3 Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praisland of uprightness.

ed; and his greatness is unsearchable. 11 Quicken me, O Lord, for thy name's 4 One generation shall praise thy works to sake: for thy righteousness' sake bring my another, and shall declare thy mighty acts. soul out of trouble.

5 I will speak of the glorious honour of thy 12 And of thy mercy cut off mine enemies, majesty, and of thy wondrous works. and destroy all them that afflict my soul; for 6 And men shall speak of the might of thy I am thy servant.

terrible acts: and I will declare thy greatness. PSALM CXLIV.

7 They shall abundantly utter the memory 1 David blesseth God for his mercy both to him thy great goodness, and shall sing of thy

and to man. 5 He prayeth that God would poro-
erfully deliver him from his enemies. 8 The Lord is gracious, and full of com-
promiseth to praise God. 11 He prayeth for passion; slow to anger, and of great mercy,
the happy state of the kingdom.

9 The Lord is good to all: and his tender TA Psalm of David. mercies are over all his works.

, O LORD; which teacheth my hands to war, and and thy saints shall bless thee. my fingers to fight;

11 They shall speak of the glory of thy 2 My goodness, and my fortress; my high kingdom, and talk of thy power; tower, and my deliverer; my shield, and he 12 To make known to the sons of men his in whom I trust; who subdueth my people mighty acts, and the glorious majesty of his under me.

kingdom. 3 LORD, what is man, that thou takest 13 Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, knowledge of him! or the son of man, that and thy dominion endureth throughout all thou makest account of him!

generations. 4 Man is like to vanity: his days are as a 14 The LORD upholdeth all that fall, and shadow that passeth away,



all those that be bowed down. 5 Bow thy heavens, O LORD, and come 15 The eyes of all wait upon thee: and down : touch the mountains, and they shall thou givest them their meat in due season. smoke.

16 Thou openest thy hand, and satisfiest the 6 Cast forth lightning, and scatter them: desire of every living thing. shoot out thine arrows, and destroy them. 17 The Lord is righteous in all his ways,

7 Send thy hand from above; rid me, and and holy in all his works. deliver me out of great waters, from the hand

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David voweth perpetual praise. PSALMS. All things exhorted to praise God.

19 He will fulfil the desire of thein that fear | 11 The LORD taketh pleasure in then that him: he also will hear their cry, and will fear him, in those that hope in his mercy. save them.

12 Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem; praize 20 The LORD preserveth all them that love thy God, o Zion. him: but all the wicked will he destroy. 13 For he hath strengthened the bars of thy 21 My mouth shall speak the praise of the gates; he hath blessed thy children within Lord: and let all flesh bless his holy name thee. for ever and ever.

14 He maketh peace in thy borders, and PSALM CXLVI.

filleth thee with the finest of the wheat. 1 The psalmist roweth perpetual praises to God.

15 He sendeth forth his commandment upon 3 He exhorteth not to trust in man. 5 God for earth: his word runneth very swiftly. his power, justice, mercy, and kingdom, is only 16 He giveth snow like wool: he scattereth worthy to be trusted.

the hoar-frost like ashes. RAISE ye the Lord. Praise the LORD, 17 He casteth forth his ice like morsels :

who can stand before his cold? 2 While I live will I praise the Lord: I 18 He sendeth out his word, and melteth will sing praises unto my God while I have them: he causeth his wind to blow, and the any being.

waters flow. 3 Put not your trust in princes, nor in the 19 He sheweth his word unto Jacob, his stason of man, in whom there is no lielp. tutes and his judgments unto Israel.

4 His breath goeth forth, he returnetli to his 20 He hath not dealt so with any nation: earth; in that very day his thoughts perish, and as for his judgments, they have not 5 Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob known them. Praise ye the Lord. for his help, whose hope is in the LORD his

PSALM CXLVIII. 6 Which made heaven, and earth, the sea,

1 The psalmist exhorteth the celestial, 7 the

terrestrial, ll and the rational creatures to and all that therein is : which keepeth truth

praise God. for ever: 7 Which executeth judgment for the op


LORD from the heavens: praise him iu pressed: which giveth food to the hungry. the heights. The Lord looseth the prisoners:

2 Praise ye him, all his angels: praise ye 8 The LORD openeth the eyes of the blind: him, all his hosts. the Lord raiseth them that are bowed down: 3 Praise ye him, sun and moon: praise him, the Lord loveth the righteous:

all ye stars of light. 9 The Lord preserveth the strangers; le 4 Praise him, ye heavens of heavens, and relieveth the fatherless and widow: but the ye waters that be above the heavens. way of the wicked he turneth upside down.° 5 Let them praise the name of the LORD:

10 The LORD shall reign for ever, even thy for he commanded, and they were created. God, o Zion, unto all generations. Praise 6 He hath also established them for ever and ye the LORD.

ever: he hath made a decree which shall not PSALM CXLVII.

pass. 1 The prophet exhorteth to praise God for his

7 Praise the LORD from the earth, ye dracare of the church, 4 his power, 6 and his mer- gons and all deeps: cy: 7 to praise him for his providence: 12 to 8 Fire, and hail; snow, and vapour: stormy praise him for his blessings upon the king, wind fulfilling his word: dom, 15 for his power over the meteors, 19 and

9 Mountains, and all hills; fruitful trees, and for his ordinances in the church.

all cedars: RAISE ye the LORD: for it is good to 10 Beasts, and all cattle; creeping things, pleasant; and praise is comely.

11 Kings of the earth, and all people, 2 The Lord doth build up Jerusalem: he princes, and all judges of the earth: gathereth together the outcasts of Israel. 3 He healeth the broken in heart, and bind- and children:

12 Both young men, and maidens; old men, eth up

their wounds. 4 He telleth the number of the stars; he for his name alone is excellent; his glory is

13 Let them praise the name of the LORD: calleth them all by their names.

above the earth and heaven. 5 Great is our Lord, and of great power: 14 He also exalteth the horn of his people, his understanding is infinite.

the praise of all his saints; ever of the chil6 The Lord lifteth up the meek: he casteth dren of Israel, a people near unto him. the wicked down to the ground.



the LORD. 7 Sing unto the Lord with thanksgiving;

PSALM CXLIX. sing praise upon the harp unto our God: 8 Who covereth the heaven with clouds,

1 The prophet exhorteth to praise God for his

love to the church, 5 and for that power which who prepareth rain for the earth, who maketh

he hath given to the church. grass to grow upon the mountains.

DRAIŠE ye the Lord. Sing unto he 9 He giveth to the beast his food, and to T LORD a new song, and his praise in the the young ravens which cry.

congregation of saints. 10 He delighteth not in the strength of the 2 Let Israel rejoice in him that made him : horse: he taketh not pleasure in the legs of let the children of Zion be joyful in their

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The use of the proverbs. 3 Let them praise his name in the dance:

PSALM CL. let them sing praises unto him with the tiin-1 Ar exhortation to praise God, 3 with all kind brel and harp:

of instruinents.

PRAISE werbe broke Pinese Gardening people: he will beautify the meek witha sal- his sanctuary: praise hin in the firinavation.

inent of his power.. 5 Let the saints be joyful in glory: let them 2 Praise him for his mighty acts: praise hiin sing aloud upon their beds.

according to his excellent greatness. 6 Let the high praises of God be in their 3 Praise him with the sound of the trumpet : mouth, and a two-edged sword in their hand; praise him with the psaltery and harp:

7 To execute vengeance upon the heathen, 4 Praise him with the timbrel and dance: and punishments upon the people;

praise him with su'inged instruments aud 8 To bind their kings with chains, and their organs. nobles with fetters of iron;

5 Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise 9 To execute upon them the judgment writ- liim upon the high-sounding cymbals. ten: this honour have all his saints. Praise 6 Lei every thing that hath breath praise ye the LORD.

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the LORD.

20 | Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth

her voice in the streets : I The use of the proverbs. 7 An exhortation to 21 She crieth in the chief place of confear God, and believe his word; 10 to avoid

course, the enticings of sinners. 20 Wisdom compluin- city she uttereth her words, saying,

in the openings of the gates: in the eth of her contempt. 24 She threateneth her contemner 3.

22 How long, ye simple ones, will ye love

simplicity ? and the scorners delight in their THE proverbs of Solomon the son of Da- scorning, and fools hate knowledge ?

23 Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will 2 To know wisdom and instruction; to per- pour out my spirit unto you, I will make ceive the words of understanding;

known my words unto you. 3 To receive the instruction of wisdom, jus- 249 Because I have called and ye refused; dice, and judyment, and equity;

I have stretched out my hand, and no man 4 To give subtilty to the simple, to the young regarded; man knowledge and discretion.

25 But ye have set at nought all my counsel, 5 A wise man will hear, and will increase and would none of my reproof: learning; and a man of understanding shall 26 I also will laugh at your calamity : I will attain unto wise counsels:

mock when your fear cometh; 6 To understand a proverb, and the inter- 27 When your fear cometh as desolation, pretation: the words of the wise, and their and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; dark sayings.

when distress and anguish cometh upon you. 74 The fear of the Lord is the beginning 28 Then shall they call upon me, but I will of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and not answer; they shall seek me early, but instruction.

they shall not find me; 8 My son, hear the instruction of thy father, 29 For that they hated knowledge, and did and forsake not the law of thy mother: not choose the fear of the LORI):

9 For they shall be an ornament of grace 30 They would none of my counsel : they unto thy head, and chains about thy neck. despised all my reproof.

10 | My son, if sinners entice thee, consent 31 Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of thou not.

their own way, and be filled with their own 11 If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait devices. for blood, let us lurk privily for the innocent 32 For the turning away of the simple shall without cause:

slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall 12 Let us swallow them up alive as the destroy then. grave; and whole, as those that go down into 33 But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall the pit :

dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of 13 We shall find all precious substance, we evil. shall fill our houses with spoil :

CHAP. II. 14 Cast in thy lot among us; let us all have 1 Wisdom promiseth godliness to her children, one purse:

and safety from evil company, 20 and direc15 My son walk not thou in the way with

tion in good ways. them; refrain thy foot from their path:

Y son, if thou wilt receive my words, and 16 For their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed blood:

2 So that thiou incline thine ear unto wis17 Surely in vain the net is spread in the dom, and apply thy heart to understanding; sight of any bird.

3 Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and 18 And they lay wait for their own blood; liftest up thy voice for understanding; they lurk privily for their own lives.

4 If thou seekest her as silver, and searcl19 So are the ways of every one that is est for her as for hid treasures ; greedy of gain; which taketh away the life of

5 Then shalt

thou understand the fear of the the owners thereof.

LORD, and find the knowledge of God.



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