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David prayeth to God PSALMS.

against his enemies. 2 Lest he tear my soul like a 13 He hath also prepared for lion, rending it in pieces, while him the instruments of death; there is none to deliver.

he ordaineth his arrows against 3 O LORD my God, if I have the persecutors. done this; if there be iniquity 14 Behold, he travaileth with in my hands;

iniquity, and hath conceived 4 If I have rewarded evil un- mischief, and brought forth to him that was at peace with falsehood. me; (yea, I have delivered him 15 He made a pit, and digged that without cause is mine ene- it, and is fallen into the ditch my;)

which he made. 5 Let the enemy persecute my

16 His mischief shall return soul, and take it ; yea, let him upon his own head, and his viotread down my life upon the lent dealing shall come down earth, and lay mine honour in upon

upon his own pate. the dust. Selah.

17 I will praise the LORD ac6 Arise, O Lord, in thine an-cording to his righteousness : ger, lift up thyself because of and will sing praise to the the rage of mine enemies: and name of the Lord most high. awake for me to the judgment that thou hast commanded.

PSALM VIII. 7 So shall the congregation of God's glory is magnified by his works, and by the people compass thee about: for their sakes therefore return

I To the chief Musician upon Git- . thou on high.

tith, A Psalm of David.

LORD our Lord, how expeople: judge me, O LORD, according to my righteousness, the earth! who hast set thy and according to mine integrity glory above the heavens. that is in me.

2 Out of the mouth of babes 9 Oh let the wickedness of the and sucklings hast thou ordainwicked come to an end; but ed strength because of thine establish the just: for the right- enemies, that thou mightest eous God trieth the hearts and still the enemy and the avenreins.

ger. 10 My defence is of God, 3 When I consider thy heawhich saveth the upright in vens, the work of thy fingers, heart.

the moon and the stars, which 11 God judgeth the righteous, thou hast ordained; and God is angry with the wicked 4 What is man, that thou art every day.

mindful of him ? and the son of 12 If he turn not, he will whet man, that thou visitest him? his sword; he hath bent his 5 For thou hast made him a bow, and made it ready. little lower than the angels,

his love to man,

The Lord shall judge the Ocellent is thy name in all

He praiseth God


for executing judgment. and hast crowned him with 7 But the LORD shall endure glory and honour.

for ever: he hath prepared his 6 Thou madest him to have throne for judgment. dominion over the works of thy . 8 And he shall judge the hands; thou hast put all things world in righteousness, he shall under his feet:

minister judgment to the peo7 All sheep and oxen, yea, ple in uprightness. and the beasts of the field; 9 The Lord also will be a re

8 The fowl of the air, and fuge for the oppressed, a refuge the fish of the sea, and what in times of trouble. soever passeth through the paths 10 And they that know thy of the seas.

name will put their trust in 9 O LORD our Lord, how ex- thee: for thou, LORD, hast not cellent is thy name in all the forsaken them that seek thee. earth!

11 Sing praises to the LORD,

which dwelleth in Zion : dePSALM IX.

clare among the people his 1 David praiseth God for executing judgment.

doings. 11 He inciteth others to praise him. 13 He prayeth that he may have cause to praise him. 12 When he maketh inquisiI To the chief Musician upon Muth- tion for blood, he remembereth labben, A Psalm of David.

them: he forgetteth not the cry I WILL praisethee

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with my whole heart; I

13 Have mercy upon me, O will shew forth all thy marvel. LORD; consider my trouble lous works.

which I suffer of them that 2 I will be glad and rejoice hate me, thou that liftest me in thee: I will sing praise to up from the gates of death: *thy name, O thou Most High. 14 That I may shew forth

3 When mine enemies are all thy praise in the gates of turned back, they shall fall the daughter of Zion: I will and perish at thy presence. rejoice in thy salvation.

4 For thou hast maintained 15 The heathen are sunk my right and my cause; thou down in the pit that they satest in the throne judging made: in the net which they right.

hid is their own foot taken. 5 Thou hast rebuked the hea- 16 The Lord is known by then, thou hast destroyed the the judgment which he exewicked, thou hast put out their cuteth: the wicked is snared name for ever and ever.

in the work of his own hands. 6 O thou enemy, destructions Higgaion. Selah. are come to a perpetual end: 17 The wicked shall be turned and thou hast destroyed cities; into hell, and all the nations their memorial is perished with that forget God. them.

18 For the needy shall not

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David complaineth of

PSALMS. the outrage of the wicked. always be forgotten : the ex. 9 He lieth in wait secretly pectation of the poor shall not as a lion in his den : he lieth perish for ever.

in wait to catch the poor : he 19 Arise, O LORD; let not doth catch the poor, when he man prevail: let the heathen draweth him into his net. be judged in thy sight.

10 He croucheth, and hum20 Put them in fear, obleth himself, that the poor LORD: that the nations may may fall by his strong ones. know themselves to be but men. 11 He hath said in his heart, Selah.

God hath forgotten: he hideth PSALM X.

his face; he will never see it. 1 David complaineth to God of the outrage of 12 Arise, O LORD; O God, the wicked. 12 He prayeth for remedy. 16 He professeth his confidence.

lift up thine hand : forget not HY standest thou afar the humble.

off, O Lord? why hidest 13 Wherefore doth the wick. thou thyself in times of trouble? | ed contemn God ? he hath said

2 The wicked in his pride in his heart, Thou wilt not redoth persecute the poor: let quire it. them be taken in the devices 14 Thou hast seen it; for that they have imagined.

thou beholdest mischief and 3 For the wicked boasteth of spite, to requite it with thy his heart's desire, and blesseth hand: the poor committeth the covetous, whom the Lord himself unto thee; thou art abhorreth.

the helper of the fatherless. 4 The wicked, through the 15 Break thou the arm of the pride of his countenance, will wicked and the evil man: not seek after God: God is seek out his wickedness till not in all his thoughts.

thou find none. 5 His ways are always griev. 16 The Lord is King for ever ous; thy judgments are far and ever: the heathen are per above out of his sight: as for ished out of his land. all his enemies, he puffeth at 17 LORD, thou hast heard the them.

desire of the humble: thou 6 He hath said in his heart, I wilt prepare their heart, thou shall not be moved: for I shall wilt cause thine ear to hear: never be in adversity.

18 To judge the fatherless 7 His mouth is full of cursing and the oppressed, that the and deceit and fraud: under his man of the earth may no more tongue is mischief and vanity. oppress. 8 He sitteth in the lurking

PSALM XI. places of the villages : in the 1 David encourageth himself in God against

his enemies. 4 The providence and justice secret places doth he murder the innocent: his eyes are pri- q To the chief Musician, A Psalm vily set against the poor.

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His confidence

PSALMS. in the promises of God. N the Lord put I my trust: N

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say ye to my soul, Flee tongue will we prevail; our as a bird to your mountain ? lips are our own: who is lord

2 For, lo, the wicked bend over us? their bow, they make ready 5 For the oppression of the their arrow upon the string, poor, for the sighing of the that they may privily shoot at needy, now will I arise, saith the upright in heart.

the LORD; I will set him in 3 If the foundations be des- safety from him that puffeth at troyed, what can the righteous him. do?

6 The words of the LORD are 4 The Lord is in his holy pure words: as silver tried in temple, the Lord's throne is a furnace of earth, purified sein heaven: his eyes behold, his ven times. eyelids try, the children of men. 7 Thou shalt keep them, O

5 The LORD trieth the right- Lord, thou shalt preserve them eous: but the wicked and him from this generation for ever. that loveth violence his soul 8 The wicked walk on every hateth.

side, when the vilest men are 6 Upon the wicked he shall exalted. rain snares, fire and brimstone, and a horrible tempest: this

PSALM XIII. shall be the portion of their

1 David complaineth of delay in help. 8 He

prayeth for preventing grace. 6 He boasteth сир.

of divine mercy 7 For the righteous Lord lov- I To the chief Musician, A Psalm eth righteousness; his counte

of David. nance doth behold the upright. OW long wilt thou forget PSALM XII.

me, O LORD? for ever? 1 David, destitute of human comfort, craveth

how long wilt thou hide thy help of God. 3 He comforteth himself with face from me ? God's judgments on the wicked; his confidence in God's proinises.

2 How long shall I take 1 To the chief Musician upon She counsel in my soul, having minith, A Psalm of David.

sorrow in my heart daily? ELP, LORD; for the godly how long shall mine enemy

man ceaseth; for the faith-be exalted over me? ful fail from among the children 3 Consider and hear me, O of men.

Lord my God: lighten mine 2 They speak vanity every one eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of with his neighbour: with flatter. death; ing lips and with a double heart 4 Lest mine enemy say, I do they speak.

have prevailed against him; 3 The LORD shall cut off all and those that trouble ine re flattering lips, and the tongue joice when I ain moved. that speaketh proud things: 5 But I have trusted in thy


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David's trust in God. ;

ORD in thy salvation.

6 I will sing unto the LORD, dwell in thy holy hill ? because he hath dealt bounti- 2 He that walketh uprightly, tully with me.

and worketh righteousness, and PSALM XIV.

speaketh the truth in his heart. i David describeth the corruption of wicked 3 He that backbiteth not with men. 4 He convinceth the wicked by the light of their conscience. 7 He glorieth in

his tongue, nor doeth evil to the salvation of God.

his neighbour, nor taketh up I To the chief Musician, A Psalm a reproach against his neighof David.

bour. THE fool hath said in his 4 In whose eyes a vile perheart, There is no God.

son is contemned; but he koThey are corrupt, they have noureth them that fear the done abominable works, there Lord. He that sweareth to his is none that doeth good. own hurt, and changeth not. 2 The LORD looked down from

5 He that putteth not out his heaven upon the children of money to usury, nor taketh remen, to see if there were any ward against the innocent. He that did understand, and seek that doeth these things shall God.

never be moved. 3 They are all gone aside,

PSALM XVI. they are all together become

1 David, in distrust of himself, and hatrea o filthy: there is none that doeth idolatry, fleeth to God for preservation. 5

He sheweth the hope of his calling, of the good, no, not one.

resurrection, and life everlasting. 4 Have all the workers of ini.

1 Michtam of David. quity no knowledge ? who eat


for in thee do I put my and call not upon the LORD. trust.

5 There were they in great 2 O my soul, thou hast said fear: for God is in the genera- unto the LORD, Thou art my tion of the righteous.

Lord: my goodness extendeth 6 Ye have shamed the counsel

not to thee; of the poor, because the LORD 3 But to the saints that are is his refuge.

in the earth, and to the excel. 7 Oh that the salvation of lent, in whom is all my delight. . Israel were come out of Zion!

4 Their sorrows shall be mul. when the Lord bringeth back tiplied that hasten after anothe captivity of his people, Ja- ther god : their drink offerings cob shall rejoice, and Israel of blood will I not offer, nor take shall be glad.

up their names into my lips. PSALM XV.

5 The Lord is the portion of David describeth a citizen of Zion

mine inheritance and of my TA Psalm of David. cup: thou maintainest my lot.

up my people as they eat bread, PRESERVE me, 0 God:

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