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I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.


1 David, praying to be restored to the temple, promiseth to serve God joyfully. 5 He encourageth his soul to trust in God.

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UDGE me, O God, and plead JUD my cause against an ungodly


nation: O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man.

2 For thou art the God of my strength: why dost thou cast me off? d why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?

30 send out thy light and thy truth: let them lead me; let them bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles.


4 Then will I go unto the altar of God, unto God my exceeding joy: yea, upon the harp will I praise thee, O God God. my

56 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.


1 The church, in memory of former favours, 7 complaineth of their present evils. 17 Professing her integrity, 23 she fervently prayeth for succour.

To the chief Musician for the sons of Korah, Maschil.


E have heard with our ears, O God, our fathers have told us, what work thou didst in their days, in the times of old.

2 How thou didst drive out the heathen with thy hand, and plantedst them; how thou didst afflict the people, and cast them out.


3 For they got not the land in possession by their own sword, neither did their own arm save them but thy right hand, and thine arm, and Deut.4.37. the light of thy countenance, because thou hadst a favour unto them. 4 Thou art my King, O God: command deliverances for Jacob.


ePs. 74. 12.

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of her present evils.

10 Thou makest us to turn back from the enemy: and they which hate us spoil for themselves.


11 Thou hast given us like sheep appointed for meat; and hast " scattered us among the heathen. 12 Thou sellest thy people nought, and dost not increase thy wealth by their price.


13 Thou makest us a reproach sion to them that are round about us. to our neighbours, a scorn and a deri14 Thou makest us a byword among the heathen, a shaking of the head among the people. before me, and the shame of my face 15 My confusion is continually hath covered me,

16 For the voice of him that re


proacheth and blasphemeth; by reason of the enemy and avenger.

17 All this is come upon us; yet have we dealt falsely in thy covenant. have we not forgotten thee, neither

18 Our heart is not turned back, "neither have our 4 steps declined from thy way;

19 Though thou hast sore broken us in the place of dragons, and covered us with the shadow of death.

20 If we have forgotten the name of our God, or stretched out our hands to a strange god;

21 Shall not God search this out? for he knoweth the secrets of the heart. 22 b Yea, for thy sake are we killed all the day long; we are counted as sheep for the slaughter.


Lev. 26.17. Josh. 7.8,

Deut. 28.25.



Rom. 8. 2 Heb. as

sheep of meat.

Deut. 4. P. 60. 1.

27. & 28. 64.

• Is. 52.'3,4. Jer. 15. 13.

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Heb. without

riches. P Deut. 28. 37.

Ps. 79. 4. &80.6.


q Jer. 24. 9. r2 Kings 19.

Ps. 22. 7. 21.

Job 16. 4,

Ps. 8. 2.

Dan. 9.18.

a Job 23.11.

Ps. 119. 51,

Or, goings
I. 34. 13.

& 35.7.
7 Ps. 23. 4.

# Job 11. 13. PB. 68. 31.

Job 31. 14. Jer. 17. 10. Rom. 8.36.

Ps. 139. 1.

35. 23. & 59. 4, 5. & 78. 65.

23 Awake, why sleepest thou, O Ps. 7.6.& Lord? arise, cast us not off for ever. 24 Wherefore hidest thou thy face, and forgettest our affliction and our oppression?

d ver. 9.

e Job 13. 24. Ps. 13. 1. & 88. 14.

25 For four soul is bowed down Ps. 119.25. to the dust: our belly cleaveth unto the earth.

help for us..

26 Arise for our help, and redeem Heb. a us for thy mercies' sake.

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7 Thou lovest righteousness, and 8 Or, O God. hatest wickedness: therefore 38 God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows. 8 All thy garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia, out of the ivory palaces, whereby they have made thee glad.

1 Ps. 21.6.

k Cant. 1.3.

1 Cant. 6. 8. m See 1Kings2.19.


9 Kings' daughters were among thy honourable women: " upon thy right hand did stand the queen in gold of Ophir.


10 Hearken, O daughter, and conn See Deut. sider, and incline thine ear; " forget also thine own people, and thy father's house;

• Ps. 95. 6. Is. 54.5.

P Ps. 22. 29. & 72. 10.

Is. 49. 23.

& 60.3.

4 Heb. thy face.

q Rev. 19. 7, 8.

r Cant. 1. 4.

1 Pet. 2.9. 5.10.& 20.6.

Rev. 1. 6. &

t Mal. 1. 11.

5 Or, of. *Pa.48,&66.

* 1 Chr. 15. 20.

Ps. 62.7,8. & 91. 2. & 142. 5.

b Deut. 4. 7. Ps. 145. 18.

• Heb. the

heart of the


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13 The king's daughter is all glorious within: her clothing is of wrought gold.

14 She shall be brought unto the king in raiment of needlework: the virgins her companions that follow her shall be brought unto thee.

15 With gladness and rejoicing shall they be brought they shall enter into the king's palace.

16 Instead of thy fathers shall be thy children, whom thou mayest make princes in all the earth.

17 I will make thy name to be remembered in all generations: therefore shall the people praise thee for ever and ever.

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Ps. 93.3.4. the midst of the sea;

Jer. 5. 22.

Matt. 7.25.

3 Though the waters thereof roar

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9 He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth; m he breaketh 24. the bow, and cutteth the spear in ver. 11. sunder; "he burneth the chariot in the fire.

10 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth. 11 PThe LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah. PSALM XLVII.

The nations are exhorted cheerfully to enter.
tain the kingdom of Christ.
To the chief Musician, A Psalm for
the sons of Korah.

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CLAP your hands, all ye peo

voice of triumph.


2 For the LORD most high is "terrible; he is a great King over all the earth.

3 He shall subdue the people under us, and the nations under our feet.


Deut.7.21. Ps. 76. 1o

Neh. 1. 5.

c Mal. 1. 14.

Pa. 18.47.

4. He shall choose our inheritance 1 Pet. 1. 4. for us, the excellency of Jacob whom he loved. Selah.

5 'God is gone up with a shout, the LORD with the sound of a trumpet.

6 Sing praises to God, sing praises: sing praises unto our King, sing praises.


7. For God is the King of all the earth: sing ye praises with understanding.

8 'God reigneth over the heathen: God sitteth upon the throne of his holiness.



9 The princes of the people are gathered together, even the people of the God of Abraham: 1 for the shields of the earth belong unto God: he is greatly exalted.



P. 68. 24,

1 Cor. 14. 15, 16.


6 Or, every one that

hath underChr.16.31.


Ps. 93. 1. & 96. 10. & 97. 1. & 99. 1. Rev. 19. 6. 6 Or, The voluntary of the people are gathered

unto the God of Abraham.

people of the

Rom. 4. 11, 12.. 1 Pa. 89.18.

The ornaments and privileges of the church. A Song and Psalm for the sons of 10r, of. Korah.

Privileges of the church.

■ Ps. 46. 4. & 87.3.

b Is. 2,2,3. Mic. 4.1. Zech. 8.3. • Ps. 50. 2. Jer. 3. 19. Lam. 2. 15. Dan. 8. 9. & 11. 16. d Ezek.20.6. e Is. 14. 13. Matt. 5. 35.

628nm.10.6, 14, 16, 18, 19.

b Ex. 15.15.

k Ezek. 27. 26.

m ver. 1, 2.


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2 Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King.

3 God is known in her palaces for a refuge.

4 For, lo, the kings were assembled, they passed by together.

5 They saw it, and so they marvelled; they were troubled, and hasted away.

6 Fear took hold upon them there, Has.13.13. and pain, as of a woman in travail. 7 Thou breakest the ships of 1 Jer. 18. 17. Tarshish 'with an east wind. 8 As we have heard, so have we seen in the city of the LORD of hosts, in the city of our God: God will "establish it for ever. Selah. 9 We have thought of thy lovingkindness, O God, in the midst of thy temple.

■ Is. 2. 2. Mic. 4. 1.

• PB. 26. 3. & 40. 10.

p Deut. 28. 58. Josh. 7.9. Ps. 113. 3. Mal. 1. 11, 14.

2 Heb. Set your heart to her bulwarks.

3 Or, raise up.

q Is. 58. 11.

4 Or, of.

■ Ps. 69. 9.

b Ps. 78. 2. Matt. 13.35.

< PB. 38. 4.

d Job 31. 24, 25. Ps. 52. 7. & 62. 10.


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10 According to thy name, O God, so is thy praise unto the ends of the earth: thy right hand is full of righteousness.

11 Let mount Zion rejoice, let the daughters of Judah be glad, because of thy judgments.

12 Walk about Zion, and go round about her tell the towers thereof.

132 Mark ye well her bulwarks, 3 consider her palaces; that ye may tell it to the generation following.

14 For this God is our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide even unto death.391 I wo

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God's majesty in the church.

redeem his brother, nor give to God

8 (For the redemption of their soul is precious, and it ceaseth for ever:) 9 That he should still live for ever, and not see corruption.


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10 For he seeth that h wise men die, likewise the fool and the brutish person perish, 'and leave their wealth Prov. 11. 4. to others.

11 Their inward thought is, that their houses shall continue for ever, and their dwelling places to all generations; they call their lands after their own names.

Eccles. 2. 18, 21.


Heb. to and gene


WALLET ration.

k Gen. 4. 17. 1 ver. 20.

12 Nevertheless man being in honour abideth not: he is like the P.39.5. beasts that perish.


13 This their way is their m folly: yet their posterity approve their sayings. Selah.

14 Like sheep they are laid in the death shall feed on them; and grave; the upright shall have dominion over them in the morning; their beauty shall consume in the grave from their dwelling.


15 But God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave: for he shall receive me. Selah.


16 Be not thou afraid when one is made rich, when the glory of his house is increased; umovo

1769 For when he dieth he shall carry nothing away: his glory shall not descend after him. S

18 Though while he lived he blessed his soul: and men will praise thee, when thou doest well to thyself. 199 He shall go to the generation of his fathers; they shall never see tlight.


20 Man that is in honour, and understandeth not, is like the beasts that perish. !'


5 His

The majesty of God in the church. order to gather saints. 7 The pleasure of God is not in ceremonies, 14 but in sincerity of obedience.

& 82.7. m Luke 12, 20.

3 Heb.

delight in

their mouth.

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A Psalm of Asaph. Jungl HE mighty God, even the See





dom; and the meditation of my heart the earth from the rising of the sun shall be of understanding.d unto the going down thereof.199

4b I will inclined mine ear too al parable: I will open my dark saying upon the harp.

5 Wherefore should I fear in the days of evil, when the iniquity of my heels shall compass me about?

6 They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude Mark 10. 24. of their riches; Hara col

1 Tim. 6. 17.

7 None of them can by any means

2 Out of Zion, "the perfection of beauty, God hath shined.


1 Chr.15.17.

2 Chr. 29.30. Neh. 9.32. Is. 9. 6. Jer. 32. 18. b Ps. 48. 2. • Deut.33.2. Ps. 80. 1.

d Lev. 10. 2. Num.16.35.

3 Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence: da fire shall devour before him, and it shall be very Ps. 97.3. tempestuous round about him.

Dan. 7. 10.

e Deut.4. 26. & 31.28.

04He shall call to the heavens from above, and to the earth, that he & 82.1. may judge his people.

5 Gather 'my saints together unto

Is. 1. 2.
Mic. 6. 1, 2.
Deut. 33.3.
Is. 13.3.

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7 Hear, O my people, and I will speak; O Israel, and I will testify against thee: 'I am God, even thy God. 8 m I will not reprove thee " for Hos. 6. 6. thy sacrifices or thy burnt offerings, to have been continually before me.

1 Ex. 20. 2. m Is. 1. 11. Jer. 7.22.

• Mic. 6. 6. Acts 17. 25.

2 Heb. with me.

p Ex. 19.5. Deut. 10.14. Job 41. 11. Ps. 24. 1.

1 Cor. 10.

26, 28.

q Hos. 14. 2. Heb. 13. 15. r Deut. 23. 21.

Job 22. 27.

Ps. 76. 11. Eccles. 5. 4,


■ Job 22. 27. Ps. 91. 15.

107.6, 13, Zech. 13.9.


tver. 23.

Ps. 22. 23.

u Rom. 2.21,


Neh. 9. 26.

> Rom. 1. 32.

8 Heb. thy portion was with adulterers.


1 Tim. 5.

9 °I will take no bullock out of thy house, nor he goats out of thy folds. 10 For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon a thousand


11 I know all the fowls of the mountains: and the wild beasts of the field are 2 mine.

12 If I were hungry, I would not tell thee: for the world is mine, and the fulness thereof.

13 Will I eat the flesh of bulls, or drink the blood of goats?

14 Offer unto God thanksgiving; and 'pay thy vows unto the most High: 15 And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt 'glorify me.

16 But unto the wicked God saith, What hast thou to do to declare my statutes, or that thou shouldest take my covenant in thy mouth?

17 "Seeing thou hatest instruction, and castest my words behind thee. 18 When thou sawest a thief, then thou consentedst with him, and hast been partaker with adulterers. 19 Thou givest thy mouth to evil, and thy tongue frameth deceit.

20 Thou sittest and speakest aHeb. Thou gainst thy brother; thou slanderest thine own mother's son.

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AVE mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies a blot out my transgressions.

2 Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.

a ver. 9. Is. 43. 25. & 44.22. Col. 2. 14. b Heb. 9. 14. 1 John1.7,9. Rev. 1. 5.

3 For I acknowledge my trans-Ps. 32. 5. gressions: and my sin is ever before

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& 39.18.

& 39.9.


4 Against thee, thee only, have I Gen. 20. 6. sinned, and done this evil ein thy Lev. 5.19. sight: that thou mightest be jus-2.12.13. tified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest.

5 Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; hand in sin did my mother 2 conceive me.

6 Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom.

7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be 'whiter than snow.

8 Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.

9 Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities. 10 P Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew 3 a right spirit within me.

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11 Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy 23. spirit from me.

12 Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.

13 Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be con

verted unto thee.

r Rom. 8. 9. Eph. 4.30.

2 Cor. 8.17.

4 Heb. bloods. 17. & 12. 9.

14 Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, thou God of my salva-2 Sam. 11. tion and "my, tongue shall sing Ps. 35. 23. aloud of thy righteousness.

15 O Lord, open thou my lips; and my mouth shall shew forth thy praise.

16 For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it thou delightest not in burnt offering.

17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.

18 Do good in thy good pleasure unto Zion: build thou the walls of Jerusalem.

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19 Then shalt thou be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness, with P& burnt offering and whole burnt offering then shall they offer bullocks upon thine altar.

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1 Jer. 11. 16. Hos. 14. 6.

k Ps. 54.6.

a Ps.10. 4. & 14. 1, &c.

4 Thou lovest all devouring words, 20 thou deceitful tongue.

5 God shall likewise destroy thee for ever, he shall take thee away, and pluck thee out of thy dwelling place, and root thee out of the land of the living. Selah.

6 The righteous also shall see, and fear, and shall laugh at him:

7 Lo, this is the man that made not God his strength; but "trusted in the abundance of his riches, and strengthened himself in his wicked


8 But I am 1like a green olive tree in the house of God: I trust in the mercy of God for ever and ever.

9 I will praise thee for ever because thou hast done it: and I will wait on thy name; for it is good before thy saints.

PSALM LIII. 1 David describeth the corruption of anatural man. 4 He convinceth the wicked by the light of their own conscience. 6 He glorieth in the salvation of God.

To the chief Musician upon Mahalath, Maschil, A Psalm of David. HE fool in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt are they, and have done abominable inib Rom.8.10. quity: there is none that doeth good. 2 God looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, that did seek God.

• Ps. 33. 13.

d2 Chr. 15. 2. & 19.3.

• Jer. 4.22.

f Lev. 26. 17, 36.

3 Every one of them is gone back: they are altogether become filthy; there is none that doeth good, no, not


4 Have the workers of iniquity no knowledge? who eat up my people as they eat bread: they have not

Prov. 28. 1. called upon God.

6 Heb. they feared a

Ps. 14.5.

5 'There were they in great fear, where no fear was: for God hath

a natural man.

8 scattered the bones of him that en- 8 Ezek. 6.5. campeth against thee: thou hast put them to shame, because God hath despised them.

6h2Oh that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion! When God bringeth back the captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice, and Israel shall be glad.


1 David, complaining of the Ziphims, prayeth for salvation. 4 Upon his confidence in God's help he promiseth sacrifice.

h Ps. 14.7. 2 Heb. Who salvations,

will give


To the chief Musician on Neginoth, Maschil, A Psalm of David, *when the Ziphims came and 1 Sam. 23. said to Saul, Doth not David hide himself with us?

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19. & 26. 1

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7 For he hath delivered me out of all trouble: and mine eye hath P. 59. 10. seen his desire upon mine enemies.

1 David in his prayer complaineth of his fearful
case. 9 He prayeth against his enemies, of
whose wickedness and treachery he complain-
eth. 16 He comforteth himself in God's pre-
servation of him, and confusion of his enemies.
To the chief Musician on Neginoth,
Maschil, A Psalm of David.
IVE ear to my prayer, O God;

G and hide not thyself from my

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3 Because of the voice of the enemy, because of the oppression of the wicked: for they cast iniquity upon me, and in wrath they hate me.

4 My heart is sore pained within me: and the terrors of death are fallen upon me.

5 Fearfulness and trembling are come upon me, and horror hath 'overwhelmed me.

6 And I said, Oh that I had wings like a dove! for then would I fly away, and be at rest.

7 Lo, then would I wander far off, and remain in the wilderness. Selah.

2 Sam. 16.

7,8.& 19.19

Ps. 116. 3.

4 Heb.

covered me.

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