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help from God. 6 The lines are fallen unto me men, by the word of thy lips I in pleasant places; yea, I have have kept me from the paths a goodly heritage.
✓ I will bless the LORD, who 5 Hold up my goings in thy hath given me counsel : my paths, that my footsteps slip reins also instruct me in the not. night seasons.
6 I have called upon thee, for 8 I have set the LORD always thou wilt hear me, O God: inbefore me: because he is at cline thine ear unto me, and my right hand, I shall not be hear my speech. moved.
7 Shew thy marvellous loving9 Therefore my heart is glad, kindness, ó thou that savest and my glory rejoiceth: my by thy right hand them which flesh also shall rest in hope. put their trust in thee from those
10 For thou wilt not leave my that rise up against them. soul in hell; neither wilt thou 8 Keep me as the apple of the suffer thine Holy One to see eye; hide me under the shacorruption.
dow of thy wings, 11 Thou wilt shew me the 9 From the wicked that oppath of life: in thy presence is press me, from my deadly enefulness of joy; at thy right mies, who compass me about. hand there are pleasures for 10 They are inclosed in their evermore.
own fat: with their mouth
they speak proudly. PSALM XVII.
11 They have now compassed 1 David, in confidence of his integrity, craveth defence of God against his enemies. 10 He us in our steps: they have set sħewoth their pride, craft,and eagerness. 13 their eyes bowing down to the He prayeth against them in confidence of his hope.
earth; A Prayer of David.
12 Like as a lion that is gree. TEAR the right, O Lord, dy of his prey, and as it were
attend unto my cry; give a young lion lurking in secret ear unto my prayer, that goeth places. not out of feigned lips.
13 Arise, O Lord, disappoint 2 Let my sentence come forth him, cast him down: deliver from thy presence; let thine my soul from the wicked, which eyes behold the things that are is thy sword: equal.
14 From men which are thy 3 Thou hast proved mine heart; hand, O Lord, from men of thou hast visited me in the the world, which have their pornight; thou hast tried me, and tion in this life, and whose belshalt find nothing: I am pur- ly thou fillest with thy hid tredposed that my mouth shall not sure: they are full of children, transgress.
and leave the rest of their sub. 4 Concerning the works of stance to their babes.
David praiseth God
for his deliverance, 15 As for me, I will behold thy 9 He bowed the heavens also, face in righteousness: I shall and came down: and darkness be satisfied, when I awake, was under his feet. with thy likeness.
10 And he rode upon a chePSALM XVIII.
rub, and did fly: yea, he did David praiseth God for his manifold and mar. fly upon the wings of the wind. vellous blessings.
11 He made darkness his seTo the chief Musician, A Psalm
cret place; his pavilion round of David, the servant of the LORD,
about him were dark waters who spake unto the LORD the words of this song in the
day that and thick clouds of the skies. the Lord delivered him from the 12 At the brightness that was hand of all his enemies, and from before him his thick clouds passthe hand of Saul: And he said, ed, hail stones and coals of fire. WILL love thee, O Lord, my 13 The LORD also thundered strength.
in the heavens, and the Highest 2 The Lord is my rock, and gave his voice; hail stones and my fortress, and my deliverer; coals of fire. my God, my strength, in whom 14 Yea, he sent out his arI will trust; my buckler, and rows, and scattered them; and the horn of my salvation, and he shot out lightnings, and dismy high tower.
comfited them. 3 I will call upon the LORD, 15 Then the channels of wawho is worthy to be praised: ters were seen, and the foundaso shall I be saved from mine tions of the world were disco enemies.
vered at thy rebuke, O LORD, at 4 The sorrows of death com- the blast of the breath of thy passed me, and the floods of un- nostrils. godly men made me afraid. 16 He sent from above, he 5 The sorrows of hell compass- took me, he drew me out of ed me about: the snares of many waters. death prevented me.
17 He delivered me from my 6 In my distress I called upon strong enemy, and from them the Lord, and cried unto my which hated me: for they were God: he heard my voice out too strong for me. of his temple, and my cry came 18 They prevented me in the before him, even into his ears. day of my calamity: but the
7 Then the earth shook and Lord was my stay. trembled; the foundations also 19 He brought me forth also of the hills moved and were into a large place; he delivershaken, because he was wroth. ed me, because he delighted in
8 There went up a smoke out me. of his nostrils, and fire out of 20 The LORD rewarded me his mouth devoured: coals were according to my righteousness; kindled by it.
according to the cleanness of
and for his manifold
and great blessings. my hands hath he recompensed 33 He maketh my feet like
hinds' feet, and setteth me up21 For I have kept the ways on my high places. of the LORD, and have not 34 He teacheth my hands to wickedly departed from my war, so that a bow of steel is God.
broken by mine arms. 22 For all his judgments were 35 Thou hast also given me before me, and I did not put the shield of thy salvation: and away his statutes from me. thy right hand hath holden me
23 I was also upright before up, and thy gentleness hath him, and I kept myself from made me great. mine iniquity.
36 Thou hast enlarged my 24 Therefore hath the LORD steps under me, that my feet recompensed me according to did not slip. my righteousness, according to 37 I have pursued mine enethe cleanness of my hands in mies, and overtaken them: neihis eyesight.
ther did I turn again till they 25 With the merciful thou wilt were consumed. shew thyself merciful; with an 38 I have wounded them that upright man thou wilt shew they were not able to rise: they thyself upright;
are fallen under my feet. 26 With the pure thou wilt 39 For thou hast girded me shew thyself pure; and with with strength unto the battle: the froward thou wilt shew thou hast subdued under me thyself froward.
those that rose up against me. 27 For thou wilt save the af. 40 Thou hast also given me flicted people; but wilt bring the necks of mine enemies; down high looks.
that I might destroy them that 28 For thou wilt light my hate me. candle: the LORD my God will 41 They cried, but there was enlighten my darkness.
none to save them: even unto 29 For by thee 'I have run the LORD, but he answered through a troop; and by my them not. God have I leaped over a wall. 42 Then did I beat them small
30 As for God, his way is as the dust before the wind : I perfect: the word of the Lord did cast them out as the dirt in is tried: he is a buckler to all the streets. those that trust in him.
43 Thou hast delivered me 31 For who is God save the from the strivings of the people; LORD? or who is a rock save and thou hast made me the
head of the heathen: a people 32 It is God that girdeth me whom I have not known shall with strength, and maketh my way perfect.
44 As soon as they hear of
God's works shew his glory. PSALMS. The excellency of his law. me, they shall obey me: the to the end of the world. In strangers shall submit them- them hath he set a tabernacle selves unto me.
for the sun, 45 The strangers shall fade 5 Which is as a bridegroom away, and be afraid out of their coming out of his chamber, close places.
and rejoiceth as a strong man 46 The LORD liveth; and to run a race. blessed be my rock; and let 6 His going forth is from the the God of my salvation be end of the heaven, and his cirexalted.
cuit unto the ends of it: and 47 It is God that avengeth there is nothing hid from the me, and subdueth the people heat thereof. unto me.
7 The law of the Lord is per49 Hedelivereth me from mine fect, converting the soul : the enemies: yea, thou liftest me testimony of the LORD is sure, up above those that rise up making wise the simple. against me: thou hast delivered 8 The statutes of the LORD me from the violent man. are right, rejoicing the heart:
49 Therefore will I give thanks the commandment of the LORD unto thee, O Lord, among the is pure, enlightening the eyes. heathen, and sing praises unto 9 The fear of the LORD is clean, thy name.
enduring for ever: the judg. 50 Great deliverance giveth ments of the Lord are true and he to his king; and sheweth righteous altogether. mercy
to his anointed, to Da- 10 More to be desired are they vid, and to his seed for ever- than gold, yea, than much fine
gold : sweeter also than honey PSALM XIX.
and the honeycomb. 1 The creation sheweth God's glory. 7 The ex- 11 Moreover by them is thy cellency of his law. 12 David prayeth for
servant warned: and in keep9 To the chief Musician, A Psalm ing of them there is great reof David.
ward. HE heavens declare the 12 Who can understand his
glory of God; and the fir- errors ? cleanse thou me from mament sheweth his handy- secret faults. work.
13 Keep back thy servant also 2 Dayunto day uttereth speech, from presumptuous sins; let and night unto night sheweth them not have dominion over knowledge.
me: then shall I be upright, 3 There is no speech nor lan- and I shall be innocent from guage, where their voice is not the great transgression. heard.
14 Let the words of my mouth, 4 Their line is gone out through and the meditation of my heart
, all the earth, and their words | be acceptable in thy sight, O
for victory. LORD, my strength, and my re- thy salvation how greatly shall deemer.
he rejoice! PSALM XX.
2 Thou hast given him his 1 The church blesseth the king in his exploits
. heart's desire, and hast not 7 Her confidence in God's succour. To the chief Musician, A Psalm
withholden the request of his of David.
3 day of trouble; the name of with the blessings of goodness: the God of Jacob defend thee;
thou settest a crown of pure 2 Send thee help from the gold on his head. sanctuary, and strengthen thee
4 He asked life of thee, and out of Zion;
thou gavest it him, even length 3 Remember all thy offerings, of days for ever and ever. and accept thy burnt sacrifice;
5 His glory is great in thy Selah.
salvation: honour and majesty 4 Grant thee according to hast thou laid
hast thou laid upon him. thine own heart, and fulfil all
6 For thou hast made him thy counsel.
most blessed for ever: thou hast 5 We will rejoice in thy sal. made him exceeding glad with vation, and in the name of our thy countenance. God we will set up our ban
7 For the king trusteth in the ners: the Lord fulfil all thy Lord, and through the mercy petitions.
of the Most High he shall not 6 Now know I that the LORD be moved. saveth his anointed; he will
8 Thine hand shall find out hear him from his holy heaven all thine enemies: thy right with the saving strength of his hand shall find out those that right hand.
hate thee. 7 Some trust in chariots, and
9 Thou shalt make them as some in horses: but we will a fiery oven in the time of thine remember the name of the LORD anger: the LORD shall swallow our God.
them up in his wrath, and the 8 They are brought down and fire shall devour them. fallen: but we are risen, and
10 Their fruit shalt thou destand upright.
stroy from the earth, and their 9 Save, Lord: let the king seed from among the children hear us when we call.
11 For they intended evil PSALM XXI.
against thee: they imagined a 1 A thanksgiving for victory. 7 Confidence of mischievous device, which they
12 Therefore shalt thou make HE
turn their back, when strength, O LORD; and in thou shalt make ready thine