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THE

BOOK OF PSALMS.

B-walketh not'in the coun. asunder, and ecast away their

PSALM I.

counsel together, against the i The happiness of the godly. 4 The unhap- LORD, and against his anointed, piness of the ungodly.

saying, LESSED is the man that

3 Let us break their bands walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stand-cords from us. eth in the way of sinners, nor

4 He that sitteth in the heasitteth in the seat of the scorn

vens shall laugh: the Lord shall ful.

have them in derision. 2 But his delight is in the

5 Then shall he speak unto law of the LORD; and in his them in his wrath, and vex law doth he meditate day and them in his sore displeasure. night. 3 And he shall be like a tree

my holy hill of Zion. planted by the rivers of water,

7 I will declare the decree: that bringeth forth his fruit in

the LORD hath said unto me, his season; his leaf also shall Thou art my Son; this day not wither; and whatsoever he have I begotten thee. doeth shall prosper.

8 Ask of me, and I shall give 4 The ungodly are not so: but thee the heathen for thine inare like the chaff which the heritance, and the uttermost wind driveth away. 5 Therefore the ungodly shall parts of the earth for thy pos

session. not stånd in the judgment, nor

9 Thou shalt break them with sinners in the congregation of the righteous.

a rod of iron; thou shalt dash 6 For the LORD knoweth the

them in pieces like a potter's

vessel. way of the righteous: but the

10 Be wise now therefore, O way of the ungodly shall perish.

ye kings: be instructed, ye PSALM II.

judges of the earth. 1 The kingdom of Christ. 10 Kings are ex

11 Serve the LORD with fear, horted to accept it.

and rejoice with trembling. HY

rage, 12 Kiss the Son, lest he be and the people imagine angry, and ye perish from the a vain thing?

way, when his wtath is kindled 2 The kings of the earth set but a little. Blessed are all they themselves, and the rulers take that put their trust in him.

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The security of

PSALMS.

God's protection.
PSALM III.

shame? how long will ye love
The security of God's protection.

vanity, and seek after leasing? I A Psalm of David, when he fled

Selah. from Absalom his son.

3 But know that the LORD ORD, how are they increased that trouble me!

hath set apart him that is godly

for himself: the LORD will hear many are they that rise up when I call unto him. against me.

4 Stand in awe, and sin not: 2 Many there be which say of

commune with your own heart my soul, There is no help for him in God. Selah.

upon your bed, and be still.

Selah. 3 But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory, and

5 Offer the sacrifices of rightthe lifter up of mine head.

eousness, and put your trust in

the LORD. 4 I cried unto the LORD with

6 There be many that say, my voice, and he heard me

Who will shew us any good ? out of his holy hill. Selah. 5 I laid me down and slept;

Lord, lift thou up the light of I awaked; for the LORD sus

thy countenance upon us. tained me.

Ý Thou hast put gladness in 6 I will not be afraid of ten

my heart, more than in the time thousands of people, that have that their corn and their wine

increased. set themselves against me round

8 I will both lay me down in about.

7 Arise, O LORD; save me, o peace, and sleep: for thou, LORD, my God: for thou hast smitten

only makest me dwell in safety. all mine enemies upon the

PSALM V. cheek bone; thou hast broken 1 David prayeth, and professeth his constaney the teeth of the ungodly.

in prayer. 4 God favoureth not the wicked

7 Davich professing his faith, prayeth unto 8 Salvation belongeth unto God to guide him, 10 to destroy his enemies the LORD: thy blessing is upon

11 and to preserve the godly.

1 To the chief Musician upon Nethy people. Selah.

hiloth, A Psalm of David. PSALM IV.

YIVE ear to my words, O 1 David prayeth for audience. 2 He reproveth

6 Man's happiness is in God's favour.

tation. I To the chief Musician on Negi. 2 Hearken unto the voice of noth, A Psalm of David.

my cry, my King, and my God: EAR me when I call, o for unto thee will I pray.

God of my righteousness: 3 My voice shalt thou hear in thou hast enlarged me when I the morning, O LORD; in the was in distress; have mercy morning will I direct my prayer upon me, and hear my prayer. unto thee, and will look up.

2 Oye sons of men, how long 4 For thou art not a God that will ye turn my glory into | hath pleasure in wickedness:

and exhorteth his enemies.

HEAR

David's complaint

PSALMS.

in his sickness.

LORD thee.

5 The foolish shall not stand ten me in thy hot displeasure. in thy sight: thou hatest all 2 Have mercy upon me, O workers of iniquity.

LORD; for I am weak: O LORD, 6 Thou shalt destroy them heal me; for my bones are

the LORD . will abhor the bloody and de- 3 My soul is also sore vexed: ceitful man.

but thou, O Lord, how long? 7 But as for me, I will come

ne 4 Return, O Lord, deliver my into thy house in the multitude soul: oh save me for thy merof thy mercy: and in thy fear cies' sake. will I worship toward thy holy

5 For in death there is no retemple.

membrance of thee: in the grave 8 Lead me, O Lord, in thy who shall give thee thanks ? righteousness because of mine 6 I am weary

6 I am weary with my groanenemies; make thy way straight ing; all the night make I my before my face. .

bed to swim; I water my couch 9 For there is no faithfulness with my tears. in their mouth; their inward 7 Mine eye is consumed bepart is very wickedness; their cause of grief; it waxeth old throat is an open sepulchre ; | because of all mine enemies. they flatter with their tongue. 8 Depart from me, all ye

10 Destroy thou them, O God; workers of iniquity; for the let them fall by their own coun- LORD hath heard the voice of sels ; cast them out in the mul- my weeping. titude of their transgressions; 9 The LORD hath heard my for they have rebelled against supplication; the LORD will re. thee.

ceive my prayer. 11 But let all those that put 10 10 Let all mine enemies be their trust in thee rejoice: let ashamed and sore vexed : let them ever shout for joy, be-them return and be ashamed cause thou defendest them: let suddenly. them also that love thy name

PSALM VII. be joyful in thee.

1 David prayeth against the malice of his ene12 For thou, LORD, wilt bless mies, professing his innocency. 10 By faith the righteous; with favour wilt he secth his defence, and the destruction of his

enemies. thou compass him as with a

T Shiggaion of David, which he sang shield.

unto the LORD, concerning the PSALM VI.

words of Cush the Benjamite. 1 David's complaint in his sickness.

8 By

LORD my God, in thee faith he triumpheth over his enemies. [ To the chief Musician on Negi

do I put my trust: save noth upon Sheminith, A Psalm me from all them that persecute of David.

me, and deliver me:

O

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