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David prays for salvation : PSALMS.

Ths confidence in God. Jedge? who eat up my people as they eat magnify himself against me; then I would bread: they have not called upon God. bave hid myself from him :

5 There were they in great fear, where 13 But it was thou, a man mine eg al, no fear was: for God hath scattered the my guide, and mine acquaintance. bones of him that encampeth against thee: 14 We took sweet counsel together, and thou hast put them to shame, because God walked unto the house of God in company. hath despised them.

15 Let death seize upon them, and let 6 Oh that the salvation of Israel were them go down quick into hell; for wickedcome out of Zion! when God bringeth back ness is in their dwellings, and among them. the captivity of his people, Jacob shall re- 16 As for me, I will call upon God: and joice, and Israel shall be glad.

the Lord shall save me. PSALM LIV.

17 Evening, and morning, and at noon, T To the chief Musician on Neginoth, will I pray, and cry aloud : and he shall

Maschil, A Psalm of David, when the hear my voice.
Ziphims came and said to Saul, Doth 18 He hath delivered my soul in peace
not David hide himself with us? from the battle that was against me: for
AVE me, O God, by thy name, and there were many with me.
judge me by thy strength.

19 God shall hear and afflict them, even 2 Hear my prayer, O God: give ear to he that abideth of old. Selah. Because the words of my mouth.

they have no changes, therefore they fear 3 For strangers are risen up against me, not God. and oppressors seek after my soul : they 20 He hath put forth his hands against have not set God before them. Selah. such as be at peace with him: he hath

4 Behold, God is my helper: the LORD broken his covenant. is with them that uphold my soul.

21 The words of his mouth were smooth5 He shall reward evil unto mine ene-er than butter, but war was in his heart: mies; cut them off in thy truth.

his words were softer than oil, yet were 6 I will freely sacrifice unto thee : I will they drawn swords. praise thy name, O Lord; for it is good. 22 Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and

7 For he hath delivered me out of all he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer trouble: and mine eye hath seen his desire the righteous to be moved. upon mine enemies,

23 But thou, O God, shalt bring them PSALM LV.

down into the pit of destruction: hloody T To the chief Musician on Neginoth, and deceitful men shall not live out half

Maschil, A Psalm of David. their days; but I will trust in thee. LIVE ear to prayer, O God; and

PSALM LVI. 2 Attend unto me, and hear me; I mourn elem-rechokim, Michtam of David, in my complaint, and make a noise ; when the Philistines took him in Gath.

' BE merciful aunto mee Gode for haming because of the oppression of the wicked: for they cast iniquity upon me, and in daily oppresseth me. wra they hate me.

Mine enemies would daily swallow 4 My heart is sore pained within me: and me up: for they be many that fight against the terrors of death are fallen upon me. me, O thou Most High. 5 Fearfulness and trembling are come

3 What time I am afraid, I will trust in upon me, and horror bath overwhelmed me. thee.

6 And I said, Oh that I had wings like a 4 In God I will praise his word, in God dove! for then would I fly away, and be at I have put my trust; I will not fear what rest.

flesh can do unto me. 7 Lo, then would I wander far off, and 5 Every day they wrest my words: all remain in the wilderness. Selah. their thoughts are against me for evil.

8 I would hasten my escape from the 6 They gather themselves together, windy storm and tempest.

they hide themselves, they mark my steps, 9 Destroy, O LORD, and divide their when they wait for my soul. tongues : for I bave seen violence and strife 7 Shall they escape by iniquity? in thine in the city.

anger cast down the people, o God. 10 Day and night they go about it upon 8 Thou tellest my wanderings: put the walls thereot: mischief also and sor- thou my tears into thy bottle: are they not row are in the midst of it.

in thy book? 11 Wickedness is in the midst thereof: 9 When I cry unto thee, then shall mine deceitandguile depart not from ber streets. enemies turn back: this I know ; for God

12 For it was not an enemy that re- is for me. proached me; then I could have borne it: 10 In God will I praise his word: ip neither was it be that hated me that did the LORD will I praise his word.



David reproves the wicked : PSALMS. He complains of his enemies.

11 In God have I put my trust: I will run continually : when he bendeth his bow not be afraid what man can do unto me. to shoot his arrows, let them be as cut in

12 Thy vows are upon me, O God: 1 pieces. will render praises unto thee.

8 As a snail which melteth, let every one 13 For thou hast delivered my soul from of them pass away : like the untimely birth death : wilt not thou deliver my feet from of a woman, that they may not see the sun. falling, that I may walk before God in the 9 Before your pots can feel the thorns, light of the living ?

he shall take them away as with a whirlPSALM LVII.

wind, both living, and in his wrath. To the chief Musician, Al-taschith, 10 The righteous shall rejoice when he Michtam of David, when he fled from seeth the vengeance: he shall wash his Saul in the cave.

feet in the blood of the wicked. E merciful unto me, () God, be mer- 11 So that a man shall say, Verily there

ciful unto me: for my soul trustethis a reward for the righteous : verily he is in thee : yea, in the shadow of thy wings a God that judgeth in the earth. will I make my refuge, until these calami,

PSALM LIX. ties be overpast.

T To the chief Musician, Al-taschith, 2 I will cry unto God Most High; unto Michtam of David; when Saul sent, God that pe formeth all things for me. and they watched the house to kill him.

3 He shall sendo from heaven and save DENVOER defender mere enemies, hot swallow me up. Selah. God shall send rise up against me. forth his mercy and his truth.

2 Deliver me from the workers of 4 My soul is among lions: and I lie even in.quity, and save me from bloody men. among them that are set on tire, even the 3 For lo, they lie in wait for my soul : sons of men, whose teeth are spears and the mighty are gathered against me; not arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword. for my transgression, nor for my sin, O

5 Be thou exalted, o God, above the Lord. heavens; let thy glory be above all the earth. 4 They run and prepare themselves

6 They have prepared a net for my without my fault: awake to help me, and steps; my soul is fowed down: they have behold. digged a pit before me, into the midst 5 Thou therefore, O LORD God of hosts, whereof they are fallen themselves. Selah. the God of Israel, awake to visit all the

7 My heart is fixed, O God, my heart heathen: be not merciful to any wicked is fixed: I will sing and give praise. transgressors. Selah.

8 Awake up, my glory; awake psaltery 6 They return at evening : they make and harp: Linyself will awake early. a noise like a dog, and go round about the

9 I will praise thee, O Lord, among the city. people: I will sing unto thee among the 7 Behold, they belch out with their dations.

mouth : swords are in their lips: for wbo, 10 For thy mercy is great unto the hea- say they, doth hear? Tens, and thy truth unto the clouds. 8 But thou, O LORD, shalt laugh at

u Be thou exalted, O God, above the them; thou shalt have all the heathen in heavens: letthy glory be above all the earth. derision. PSALM LVIII.

9 Because of his strength will I wait To the chief Musician, Al-taschith, upon thee: for God is my defence. Michtam of David.

10 The God of my mercy shall prevent O congregation? do ye judge uprightly, mine enemies.

let me see my desire upon Oye sons of men ?

11 Slay them not, lest my people forģ Yea, in heart ye work wickedness; get: scatter them by thy power; and ye weigh the violence of your hands in bring them down, O LORD our shield. the earth.

12 For the sin of their mouth and the 3 The wicked are estranged from the words of their lips let them even be taken womb: they go astray as soon as they be in their pride: and for cursing and lying born, speaking lies.

which they speak. 4 Their poison is like the poison of a 13 Consume them in wrath, consume serpent: they are like the deaf adder that them, that they may not be: and let them stoppeth her ear;

know that God ruleth in Jacob unto the 5'Which will not hearken to the voice ends of the earth. Selah. of charmers, charming never so wisely. 14 And at evening let them return; and

6 Break their teeth, o God, in their let them make a noise like a dog, and go mouth: break out the great teeth of the round about the city. young lions, O Lord.

15 Let them wander up and down for 7 Let them melt away as waters which meat, and grudge if they be not satisfied.


David's comfort in God's promise. PSALMS. Power and mercy belong to God.

16 But I will sing of thy power ; yea,jo prepare mercy and truth, which may I will sing aloud of thy mercy in the morn-preserve him. ing: for thou hast been my defence and 8 So will I sing praise unto thy name for refuge in the day of my trouble. ever, that I may daily perform my vows. 17 Unto thee, O my Strength, will !

PSALM LXII. sing: for God is my defence, and the God 1 To the chief Musician, to Jeduthun, A of my mercy,

Psalm of David. 1 To the chief Musician upon Shushan. TRULY my soul waiteth upon God:

from himn cometh my salvation. eduth, Michtam of David, to teach ; 2 He only is my rock and my salvation; when he strove with Aram-naharaimand he is my desence; I shall not be greatly with Aram-zobah, when Joab returned, moved. and smote of Edom in the valley of Salt 3 How long will ye imagine mischief twelve thousand.

against a man? ye shall be slain all of O

GOD, thou hast cast us off, thou hast you: as a bowing wall shall ye be, and as

scattered us, thou hast been dis-la tottering fence. pleased ; 0 turn thyself to us again. 4 They only consult to cast him down

2 Thou hast made the earth to trem-rom his excellency: they delight in lies: ble; thou hast broken it: heal the breaches they bless with their mouth, but they curse thereof; for it shaketh.

inwardly. Selah. 3 Thou hast shewed thy people hard 5 My soul, wait thou only upon God; things: thou hast made us to drink the for my expectation is from him. wine of astonishment.

6 He only is my rock and my salvation: 4 Thou hast given a banner to them that he is my defence; I shall not be moved. fear thee, that it may be displayed because 7 In God is my salvation and my glory: of the truth. Selah.

the rock of my strength, and my refuge, 5 That thy beloved may be delivered ; is in God. save with thy right hand, and hear me. 8 Trust in bim at all times ; ye people,

6 God hath spoken in his holiness ; ! pour out your heart before him: God is a will rejoice, I will divide Shechem, and refuge for us. Selah. mete out the valley of Succoth.

9 Surely men of low degree are vanity, 7 Gilead is mine, and Manasseh is mine; and men of high degree are a lie: to be Ephraim also is the strength of my head; laid in the balance, they are altogether Judah is my lawgiver;

ighter than vanity. 8 Moab is my washpot; over Edom will 10 Trust not in oppression, and become I cast out my shoe: Philistia, triumph thou not vain in robbery: if riches increase set because of me.

not your heart upon them. 9 Who will bring me into the strong 11 God hath spoken once ; twice have city? who will lead me into Edom? I heard this; that power belongeth unto God.

io Wilt not thou, O God, which hadst| 12 Also unto thee, O Lord, belongeth cast us off ? and thou, O God, which didst mercy: for thou renderest to every man not go out with our armies?

According to bis work. 11 Give us help from trouble: for vain

PSALM LXIII. is the help of man.

TT A Psalm of David, when he was in the 12 Through God we shall do valiantly:

wilderness of Juilah. for he it is that shall tread down our

O enemies.

I seek thee : my soul thirsteih for


Aesh longeth for thee in a dry
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A Psalm of David.

2 To see thy power and thy glory, 90 EAR my cry, O God; attend unto as I have seen thee in the sanctuary, my prayer.

3 Because thy loving-kindness is better 2 From the end of the earth will I cry than life, my lips shall praise thee. unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: 4 Thus will I bless thee while I live: I lead me to the Rock that is higher than 1. will lift up my hands in thy name.

3 For thou hast been a shelter for me, 5 My soul shall be satisfied as with mar. and a strong tower from the enemy. row and fatness ; and my mouth shall

4 I will abide in thy tabernacle for ever: praise thee with joyful lips: I will trust in the covert of thy wings. Selah. 6 When I remember thee upon my bed,

5 For thou, O God, hast heard my vows: and meditate on thee in the night watches. thou hast given me the heritage of those 7 Because thou hast been my help, that fear thy name.

therefore in the shadow of thy wings will 6 Thou wilt prolong the king's life: and I rejoice. his years as many generations.

8 My soul followeth hard after thee: 7 He shall abide before God for ever:thy right hand upholdeth me.


David prays for deliverance : PSALMS.

He exhorts to praise God. 9 But those that seek my soul to destroy 8 They also that dwell in the uttermost it, shall go into the lower parts of the earth. parts are afraid at thy tokens: thou makest

10 They shall fall by the sword; they the out-goings of the morning and evening shall be a portion for foxes.

to rejoice. 11 But the king shall rejoice in God; 9 Thou visitest the earth, and waterest every one that sweareth by him shall glo- it: thou greatly enrichest it with the river ry: but the mouth of them that speak lies of God, which is full of water: thou preshall be stopped.

parest them corn, when thou hast so proPSALM LXIV.

vided for it. To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. 10 Thou waterest the ridges thereof HI , : ,

preserve my life from fear of the of: thou makest it soit with showers: thou enemy.

blessest the springing thereof. 2 Hide me from the secret counsel of 11 Thou crownest the year with thy the wicked; from the insurrection of the goodness; and thy paths drop fatness. workers of iniquity :

12 They drop upon the pastures of the 3 Who whet their tongue like a sword, wilderness: and the little hills rejoice on and hend their bows to shoot their arrows, every side. even bitter words:

13 The pastures are clothed with flocks; 4 That they may shoot in secret at the the valleys also are covered over with perfect: suddenly do they shoot at him, corn; they shout for joy, they also sing. and tear not.

PSALM LÅVI. 5 They encourage themselves in an T To the chief Musician, A Song or Psalm.

AKE yė 6 They search out iniquities; they ac- 2 Sing forth the honour of his name: complish'a diligent search: both the in- make his praise glorious. ward thought of every one of them, and 3 Say unto God, How terrible art thou the heart, is deep.

in thy works! through the greatness of thy 7 But God shall shoot at them with an power shall thine enemies submit themarrow; suddenly shall they be wounded. selves unto thee.

8 So they shall make their own tongue 4. All the earth shall worship thee, and to fall upon themselves: all that see them shall sing unto thee; they shall sing to thy shall flee away.

Selah. 9 And all men shall fear, and shall de- 5 Come and see the works of God: he is clare the work of God; for they shall terrible in his doing toward the children wisely consider of his doing.

of men. 10 The righteous shall be glad in the 6 He turned the sea into dry land: they LORD, and shall trust in him; and all the went through the flood on foot: there did upright in heart shall glory.

we rejoice in him. PSALM LXV.

7 He ruleth by his power for ever; his To the chief Musician, A Psalm and eyes behold the nations: let not the reSong of David.

bellious exalt themselves. Selah. RAISE waiteth for thee, O God, in 8 O bless our God, ye people, and make performed.

9 Which holdeth our soul in life, and 2 O thou that hearest prayer, unto thee suffereth not our feet to be moved. shall all flesh come.

10 For thou, O God, hast proved us: 3 Iniquities prevailagainst me: as forour thou hast tried us, as silver is tried. transgressions, thou shalt purge them away. 11 Thou broughtest us into the net;

4 Blessed is the man whom thou choos-thou laidest affliction upon our loins. est, and causest to approach unto thee,

12 Thou hast caused men to ride over that he mig dwell in thy courts: we shall our heads; we went through fire and be satisfied with the goodness of thy house, through water: but thou broughtest us out even of thy holy temple.

into a wealthy place. 5 By terrible things in righteousness 13 I will go into thy house with burnt. wilt thou answer us, O God of our salva- offerings: I will pay thee my vows, tion; who art the confidence of all the 14 Which my lips have uitered, and my ends of the earth, and of them that are nouth hath spoken, when I was in trouble. afar off upon

15 I will offer unto thee burnt-sacrifices 6 Which by bis strength setteth fast the of fatlings, with the incense of rams; I mountains; being girded with power: will offer bullocks with goats. Selah.

7 W::ich stilletb the noise of the seas, 16 Come and hear, all ye that fear God, the noise of their waves, and the tumult of and I will declare what he hath done for the people.


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Prayer at the removing of the ark. PSALMS. God to be praised for his works.

17 I cried unto him with my mouth, 12 Kings of armies did fee apace: and and he was extolled with my tongue. she that tarried at home divided the spoil.

18 If I regard iniquity in my heart, 13 Though ye have lain among the pots, the Lord will not hear me:

yet shall ye be as the wings of a dove cover. 19 But verily God hath heard me; he ed with silver, and her feathers with yelhath attended to the voice of my prayer. low gold.

20 Blessed be God, which bath not 14. When the Almighty scattered kings turned away my prayer, nor his mercy in it, it was white as snow in Salmon. from me.

15 The hill of God is as the hill of Ba PSALM LXVII.

shan; a high hill as the hill of Basban. To the chief Musician on Neginoth, A 16 Why leap ye, ye high hills? this is Psalm or Song.

the hill which God desireth to dwell in; Gandeause his face tu shine upon us OD be merciful unto us, and bless us; yea, the Lord will dwell in it for ever.

17 The chariots of God are twenty Selah.

thousand, even thousands of angels: the 2 That thy way may be known upon Lord is among theni, as in Sinai, in the earth, thy saving health among all nations. holy place.

3 Let the people praise thee, O God; 18 Thou hast ascended on high, thou let all the people praise thee.

hast led captivity captive: thou hast rc4 O let the nations be glad and sing ceived gifts for men; yea, for the refor joy: for thou shalt judge the people bellious also, that the LORD God might righteously, and govern the nations upon dwell among thein. earth. Selah.

19 Blessed be the Lord, who daily

. 5 Let the people praise thee, O God; loadeth us with benefits, even the God of let all the people praise thee.

our salvation. Selah. 6 Then shall the earth yield her increase; 20 He that is our God is the God of saland God, even our own God, shall bless us.vation; and unto God the Lord belong the

7 God shall bless us, and all the ends of issues from death. the earth shall fear him.

21 But God shall wound the head of his PSALM LXVIII.

enemies, and the hairy scalp of such a To the chie Musician, A Psalm or Song one as goeth on still in his trespasses. of David.

22 The Lord said, I will bring again ET God arise, let his eneinies be scat- from Basban; I will bring my people again flee before him.

23 That thy foot may be dipped in the 2 As sinoke is driven away, so drive them blood of thine enemies, and the tongue of away: as wax melteth before the fire, so let thy dogs in the same. the wicked perish at the presence of God. 24 They have seen thy goings, O God; 3 But let the righteous be glad; let even the goings of


God, my King, in them rejoice before God: yea, let them the sanctuary. exceedingly rejoice.

25 The singers went before, the players 4 Sing unto God, sing praises to his name: on instruments followed after; among then extol him that rideth upon the heavens by were the damsels playing with timbrels. his name JAH, and rejoice before him. 26 Bless God in the congregations,

5 A fatherof the fatherless, and a judgeof even the Lord, from the fountain of Israel, the widows, is God in his holy habitation. 27 There is little Benjamin with their

6 God setteth the solitary in families: ruler, the princes of Judah and their coun: he bringeth out those which are bound sel, 'the princes of Zebulun, and the with chains: but the rebellious dwell in a princes of Naphtali.

28 Thy God hath commanded thy 70 God, when thou wentest forth be strength: 'strengthen, O God, that which fore thy people, when thou didst march thou hast wrought for us. through the wildemess; Selah:

29 Because of thy temple at Jerusalem 8 The earth shook,' the heavens also shall kings bring presents unto thee. dropped at the presence of God: even 30 Rebuke the

company of Sinai itself was moved at the presence of the multitude of the bulls, with the calves God, the God of Israel.

of the people, till every one submit himself 9 'Thou, O God, didst send a plentiful with pieces of silver: scatter thou the rain, whereby thou didst confirm ibine in- people that delight in war. heritance, when it was weary,

31 Princes shall come out of Egypt; 10 Thy congregation hath dwelt there- Ethiopia-shall soon stretch out her hands in: thou, O God, hast prepared of thy unto God. goodness for the poor.

32 Sing unto God, ye kingdoms of the 11 The Lord gave the word: great was earth; sing praises unto the LORD; the company of those that published it. 1 Selah:


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