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Exhortation

PSALMS.

to praise God and gather us from among the 10 Such as sit in darkness and heathen, to give thanks unto in the shadow of death, being thy holy name, and to triumph bound in affliction and iron; in thy praise.

11 Because they rebelled 48 Blessed be the Lord God against the words of God, and of Israel from everlasting to contemned the counsel of the everlasting: and let all the Most High : people say, Amen. Praise ye 12 Therefore he brought down the LORD.

their heart with labour; they

fell down, and there was none PSALM CVII. 1 The psalmist exhorteth the redeemed, in prais

to help ing God, to observe his manifold providence, 13 Then they cried unto the

ers, 10 over captives, 17 over sick men, 23 over seamen, 33 and over men

Lord in their trouble, and he in other situations of life.

saved them out of their dis. H give thanks unto the tresses. LORD,

14 He brought them out of his mercy endureth for ever. darkness and the shadow of 2 Let the redeemed of the death, and brake their bands Lord say so, whom he hath in sunder. redeemed from the hand of the 15 Oh that men would praise enemy;

the Lord for his goodness, and 3 And gathered them out of for his wonderful works to the the lands, from the east, and children of men! from the west, from the north, 16 For he hath broken the and from the south.

gates of brass, and cut the bars 4 They wandered in the wil of iron in-sunder. derness in a solitary way; they 17 Fools, because of their found no city to dwell in.

transgression, and because of 5 Hungry and thirsty, their their iniquities, are afflicted. soul fainted in them.

18 Their soul abhorreth all 6 Then they cried unto the

manner of meat; and they Lord in their trouble, and he draw near unto the gates of delivered them out of their dis- | death. tresses.

19 Then they cry unto the 7 And he led them forth by Lord in their trouble, and he the right way, that they might saveth them out of their disgo to a city of habitation. tresses.

8 Oh that men would praise 20 He sent his word, and the Lord for his goodness, and healed them, and delivered for his wonderful works to the them from their destructions. children of men!

21 Oh that men would praise 9 For he satisfieth the long. the Lord for his goodness, and ing soul, and filleth the hungry for his wonderful works to the soul with goodness.

children of men !

for his goodness,

PSALMS. and wonderful works. 22 And let them sacrifice the 35 He turneth the wilderness sacrifices of thanksgiving, and into a standing water, and dry declare his works with rejoicing. ground into watersprings,

23 They that go down to the 36 And there he maketh the sea in ships, that do business in hungry to dwell, that they may great waters;

prepare a city for habitation; 24 These see the works of 37 And sow the fields, and the Lord, and his wonders in plant vineyards, which may the deep.

yield fruits of increase. 25 For he commandeth, and 38 He blesseth them also, so raiseth the stormy wind, which that they are multiplied greatlifteth up the waves thereof. ly; and suffereth not their cat

26 They mount up to the tle to decrease. heaven, they go down again 39 Again, they are minished to the depths: their soul is and brought low through opmelted because of trouble. pression, affliction, and sorrow.

27 They reel to and fro, and 40 He poureth contempt upon stagger like a drunken man, princes, and causeth them to and are at their wit's end. wander in the wilderness, where

28 Then they cry unto the there is no way. Lord in their trouble, and he 41 Yet setteth he the poor on bringeth them out of their dis- high from affliction, and mak. tresses.

eth him families like a flock. 29 He maketh the storm a 42 The righteous shall see it, calm, so that the waves there and rejoice: and all iniquity of are still.

shall stop her mouth. 30 Then are they glad be- 43 Whoso is wise, and will cause they be quiet; so he observe these things, even they bringeth them unto their de- shall understand the lovingsired haven.

kindness of the LORD. 31 Oh that men would praise

PSALM CVIII. the Lord for his goodness, and i David encourageth himself to praise God. 5 for his wonderful works to the He prayeth for God's assistance according children of men !

to his promise. 11 His confidence in God's

help. 32 Let them exalt him also in

TA Song or Psalm of David. congregation of ,

I and praise him in the

will , of the elders.

even with my glory. 33 He turneth rivers into a 2 Awake, psaltery and harp: wilderness, and the water- I myself will awake early. springs into dry ground; 3 I will praise thee, O LORD, 34 A fruitful land into bar- among the people: and I will renness, for the wickedness of sing praises unto thee among them that dwell therein.

the nations.

the congre matinom off the people; O GOD, my heart is fixed; I

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PSALMS.

David devoteth 4 For thy mercy is great above they have spoken against me the heavens : and thy truth with a lying tongue. reacheth unto the clouds.

3 They compassed me about 5 Be thou exalted, O God, also with words of hatred; and above the heavens: and thy fought against me without a glory above all the earth; cause.

6. That thy beloved may be 4 For my love they are my delivered : save with thy right adversaries: but I give myself hand, and answer me.

unto prayer. 7 God hath spoken in his ho- 5 And they have rewarded liness; I will rejoice, I will di- me evil for good, and hatred vide Shechem, and mete out the for my love. valley of Succoth.

6 Set thou a wicked man over 8 Gilead is mine; Manasseh him: and let Satan stand at is mine; Ephraim also is the his right hand. strength of mine head; Judah 7 When he shall be judged, is my lawgiver ;

let him be condemned: and 9 Moab is my washpot; over let his prayer become sin. Edom will I cast out my shoe; 8 Let his days be few; and over Philistia will I triumph. let another take his office.

10 Who will bring me into 9 Let his children be father. the strong city? who will lead less, and his wife a widow. me into Edom?

10 Let his children be con. 11 Wilt not thou, O God, who tinually vagabonds, and beg: hast cast us off ? and wilt not let them seek their bread also thou, O God, go forth with our out of their desolate places. hosts?

11 Let the extortioner catch 12 Give us help from trouble: all that he hath; and let the for vain is the help of man. strangers spoil his labour.

13 Through God we shall do 12 Let there be none to ex. valiantly: for he it is that shall tend mercy unto him: neither tread down our enemies. let there be any to favour his

fatherless children. PSALM CIX.

13 Let his posterity be cut off; 1 David, complaining of his slanderous enemies, prayeth for God's judgments upon them. 16 and in the generation follow. his own misery, he prayeth for help.ning ile ing let their name be blotted out

. promiseth thankfulness.

14 Let the iniquity of his 1 To the chief Musician, A Psalm of fathers be remembered with David.

the LORD; and let not the sin OLD not thy peace, O God of his mother be blotted out. of my praise;

15 Let them be before the 2 For the mouth of the wick- Lord continually, that he may ed and the mouth of the de- cut off the memory of them ceitful are opened against me:

from the earth.

HOLD

his enemies.

PSALMS.

Christ's kingdom. 16 Because that he remem- 28 Let them curse, but bless bered not to shew mercy, but thou: when they arise, let persecuted the poor and needy them be ashamed; but let thy man, that he might even slay servant rejoice. the broken in heart.

29 Let mine adversaries be 17 As he loved cursing, so let clothed with shame; and let it come unto him: as he de them cover themselves with lighted not in blessing, so let their own confusion, is with a it be far from him.

mantle. 18 As he clothed himself with 30 I will greatly praise the cursing like as with his gar- LORD with my mouth; yea, I ment, so let it come into his will praise him among the mulbowels like water, and like oil titude. into his bones.

31 For he shall stand at the 19 Let it be unto him as the right hand of the poor, to save garment which covereth him, him from those that condemn and for a girdle wherewith he his soul. is girded continually.

PSALM CX. 20 Let this be the reward of

1 The kingdom, 4 the priesthood, 5 the conmine adversaries from the LORD,

quest, 7 and the passion of Christ. and of them that speak evil

TA Psalm of David. against my soul.

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Lord, Sit thou at my God the Lord, for thy name's right hand, until I make thine sake: because thy mercy is enemies thy footstool. good, deliver thou me.

2 The LORD shall send the 22 For I am poor and needy, rod of thy strength out of Zion: and my heart is wounded with rule thou in the midst of thine

enemies. 23 I am gone like the shadow 3 Thy people shall be will. when it declineth: I am tossed ing in the day of thy power, up and down as the locust. in the beauties of holiness from

24 Myknees are weak through the womb of the morning : fasting; and my flesh faileth of thou hast the dew of thy fatness.

youth. 25 I became also a reproach un- 1-1 4 The Lord hath sworn, and to them: when they looked upon will not repent, Thou art a me they shaked their heads. priest for ever after the order

26 Help me, O Lord my of Melchizedek. God: oh save me according to 5 The Lord at thy right hand thy mercy:

shall strike through kings in 27 That they may know that the day of his wrath. this is thy hand; that thou, 6 He shall judge among the LORD, hast done it.

heathen, he shall fill the places

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in me.

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God's wonderful works. PSALMS.

The righteous secure with the dead bodies; he shall | good understanding have all wound the heads over many they that do his commandcountries.

ments : his praise endureth for 7 He shall drink of the brook ever. in the way: therefore shall he lift up the head.

PSALM CXII.

1 Godliness hath the promises of this life, 4 and PSALM CXI.

of the life to come. 10 The prosperity of the

godly shall be grievous to the wicked. 1 The psalmist by his example inciteth others to praise God for his glorious, 5 and gracious

RAISE ye the Lord. Blessworks. 10 T'he fear of God is true wisdom. ed is the man that feareth

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the Lord. I the Lord, that delighteth greatwill praise the LORD with ly in his commandments. my whole heart, in the assem- 2 His seed shall be mighty bly of the upright, and in the upon earth : the generation of congregation.

the upright shall be blessed. 2 The works of the LORD are 3 Wealth and riches shall be great, sought out of all them in his house: and his righteousthat have pleasure therein. ness endureth for ever.

3 His work is honourable and 4 Unto the upright there aris glorious: and his righteousness eth light in the darkness : he is endureth for ever.

gracious, and full of compassion, 4 He hath made his wonder and righteous. ful works to be remembered : 5 A good man sheweth favour, the Lord is gracious and full and lendeth: he will guide his of compassion.

affairs with discretion. 5 He hath given meat unto 6 Surely he shall not be moved them that fear him: he will ever for ever: the righteous shall be be mindful of his covenant. in everlasting remembrance.

6 He hath shewed his people 7. He shall not be afraid of the

power of his works, that he evil tidings: his heart is fixed, may give them the heritage of trusting in the LORD. the heathen.

8 His heart is established, he 7 The works of his hands are shall not be afraid, until he see verity and judgment; all his his desire upon his enemies. commandments are sure. 9 He hath dispersed, he hath

8 They stand fast for ever given to the poor; his rightand ever, and are done in truth eousness endureth for ever; his and uprightness.

horn shall be exalted with ho9 He sent redemption unto nour.

10 The wicked shall see it, ed his covenant for ever: holy and be grieved; he shall gnash and reverend is his name. with his teeth, and melt away:

10 The fear of the LORD is the desire of the wicked shall the beginning of wisdom: a perish.

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