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my God.

David complains in affliction : PSALMS. He prays against the wicked.

33 To him that rideth upon the heavens, 20 Reproach hath broken my heart; and of heavens, which were of old ; lo, he doth I am full of heaviness : and looked for send out his voice, and that a mighty voice. some to take pity, but there was none; and

34 Ascribe ye strength unto God: his for comforters, but I found none. excellency is user Israel, and his strength 21 They gave me also gall for my meat; is in the clouds.

and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to 35 O God, thou art terrible out of thy drink. holy places : the God of Israel is he that 22 Let their table become a snare hegiveth strength and power unto his people. fore them : and that which should have been Blessed be God.

for their welfase, let it become a trap. PSALM LXIX.

23 Let their eyes be darkened, that they To the chief Musician upon Shoshan- see not; and make their loins continually nim, A Psalm of David.

to shake. AVE me, o God; for the waters are 24 Pour out thine indignation upon them, come in unto my soul.

and let thy wrathful anger take hold of 2 I sink in deep mire, where there is no them. standing : I am come into deep waters, 25 Let their habitation be desolate; where the floods overflow me.

and let none dwell in their tents. 3 I am weary of my crying : my throat 26 For they persecute him whom thou is dried: mine eyes fail while I wait for hast smitten; and they talk to the grief of

those whom thou hast wounded. 4 They that hate me without a cause 27 Add iniquity to their iniquity : and are more than the hairs of my head : they let them not come into thy righteousness. that would destroy me, being mine ene

28 Let them be blotted out of the book mies wrongfully, are mighty : then I re- of the living, and not be written with the stored that which I took not away. righteous.

5 O God, thou knowest my foolishness; 29 But I am poor and sorrowful : let thy and my sins are not hid from thee. salvation, O God, set me up on high.

6 Let not them that wait on thee, O 30 I will praise the name of God with a Lord God of hosts, be ashamed for my song, and will magnify him with thankssake : let not those that seek thee be con- giving. founded for my sake, O God of Israel. 31 This also shall please the Lord bet

7 Because for thy sake I have borne re- ter than an ox or bullock that hath horns proach: shame bath covered my face. and hoofs.

8 I am become a stranger unto my breth- 32 The humble shall see this, and beglad: ren, and analienunto my mother'schildren. and your heart shall live that seek God.

9 For the zeal of thy house hath eaten 33 For the Lord beareth the poor, and me up, and the reproaches of them that despiseth not his prisoners. reproached thee are fallen upon me. 34 Let the heaven and earth praise him,

10 When I wept, and chastened my soul the seas, and every thing that moveth with fasting, that was to my reproach. therein. 11 I made sackcloth also my garment;

35 For God will save Zion, and will and I became a proverb to them. build the cities of Judah: that they may

12 They that sit in the gate speak against dwell there, and have it in possession. me; and I was the song of the drunkards. 36 The seed also of his servants shall

13 But as for me, my prayer is unto inherit it: and they that love his name shall thee, O Lord, in an acceptable time: 0 dwell therein. God, in the multitude of thy mercy hear

PSALM LXX. me, in the truth of thy salvation. T To the chief Musician, A Psalm of Da

14 Deliver me out of the mire, and let vid, to bring to remembrance. mendasirke let me be delivered from them. MKE haste to Geld

, me delivecame; 15 Let not the water-flood overflow me, 2 Let them be ashamed and confounded peither let the deep swallow me up, and that seek after my soul : let them be turned let not the pit shut her mouth upon me. backward, and put to confusion, that de

16 Hear me, O Lord; for thy loving- sire my hurt. kindness is good : turn unto me according 3 Let them be turned back for a reward to the multitude of thy tender mercies. of their shame that say, Aha, aha

17 And bide not thy face from thy ser- 4 Let all those that seek thee rejoice vant; forlam in trouble: hear me speedily. and be glad in thee: and let such as love

18 Draw nigh unto my soul, and redeem thy salvation say continually, Let God be it: deliver me because of mine enemies. magnified.

19 Thou hast known my reproach, and 5 But I am poor and needy: make haste my shame, and my dishonour: mine ad- unto me, O God: thou art my help and versaries are all before thee.

my deliverer; O LORD, make no tarrying.


David's confidence in God : PSALMS.

He prays for Solomon. PSALM LXXI.

will I sing with the harp, O thou Holy N thee, O Lord, do I put my trust; let One of Israel. me never be put to confusion.

23 My lips shall greatly rejoice when I 2 Deliver me in thy righteousness, and sing unto thee; and my soul, which thou cause me to escape: incline thine ear hast redeemed. unto me. and save me.

24 My tongue also shall talk of thy 3 Be thou my strong habitation, where righteousness all the day long : for they unto I may continually resort : thou hast are confounded, for they are brought unto given commandment to save me; for thou shame, that seek my hurt. art my rock and my fortress.

PSALM LXXII. 4 Deliver me, O my God, out of the TA Psalm for Solomon. hand of the wicked, out of the hand of the G and the righteousness unto the king's unrighteous and cruel man.

5 For thou art my hope, O Lord God: son. thou art my trust from my youth. 2 He shall judge thy people with right

6 By thee have I been holden up from eousness, and thy poor with judgment. the womb: thou art he that took me out 3 The mountains shall bring peace to of my mother's bowels : my praise shell the people, and the little hills, by rightbe continually of thee.

7 I am as a wonder unto many ; but 4 He shall judge the poor of the people, thou art my strong refuge.

he shall save the children of the needy, 8 Let my mouth be filled with thy praise and shall break in pieces the oppressor. and with thy honour all the day.

5 They shall fear thee as long as the 9 Cast me not off in the time of old sun and moon endure, throughout all geage; forsake me not when my strength nerations. faileth.

6 He shall come down like rain upon 10 For mine enemies speak against me; the mown grass: as showers that water and they that lay wait for my soul take the earth. counsel together,

7 In bis days shall the righteous fou11 Saying, God hath forsaken him: per-rish: and abundance of peace so long as secute and take him ; for there is cone to the moon endureth. deliver him.

8 He shall have dominion also from sea 12 O God, be not far from me: O my to sea, and from the river unto the ends God, make haste for my help.

of the earth. 13 Let them be confounded and con- 9 They that dwell in the wilderness sumed that are adversaries to my soul; shall bow before him; and his enemies let them be covered with reproach and shall lick the dust. dishonour that seek my hurt.

10 The kings of Tarshish and of the 14 But I will bope continually, and will isles shall bring presents: the kings oi yet praise thee more and more.

Sheba and Seba shall offer gists. 15 My mouth shall shew forth thy right- 11 Yea, all kings shall fall down before eousness and thy salvation all the day; him: all nations shall serve him. for I know not the numbers thereof. 12 For he shall deliver the needy when

16 I will go in the strength of the Lord he crieth; the poor also, and him that God: I will make mention of thy right-hath no helper. eousness, even of thine only.

13 He shall spare the poor and needy, 17 O God, thou hast taught me from and shall save the souls of the needy. my youth: and hitherto have I declared 14 He shall redeem their soul from dethy wondrous works.

ceit and violence: and precious shall their '18 Now also when I am old and gray- blood be in bis sight. beaded, O God, forsake me not; until i 15 And he shall live, and to him shall have shewed thy strength unto this gene- be given of the gold of Sheba: prayer also ration, and thy power to every one that is shall be made for him continually; and to come.

daily shall he be praised. 19 Thy righteousness also, O God, is 16 There shall be a handful of com in very high, who hast done great things: the earth upon the top of the mountains ; God, who is like unto thee?

the fruit thereof shall shake like Lebanon: 20 Thou, wbich hast shewed me great and they of the city shall flourish like grass and sore troubles, shalt quicken me again, of the earth. and shalt bring me up again. from the 17 His name shall endure for ever: bis depths of the earth.

name shall be continued as long as the 21 Thou shalt increase my greatness, sun : and men shall be blessed in him: all and comfort me on every side.

nations shall call bim blessed. 22 I will also praise thee with the psal- 18 Blessed be the Lord God, the God tery, even thy truth, O my God: unto thee of Israel, who only doeth wondrous things. The prosperity of the wicked.

PSALMS. The desolation of the sanctuary. 19 And blessed be his glorious name and there is none upon earth that I desire for ever: and let the whole earth be filled besides thee. with his glory; Amen, and Amen.

26 My flesh and my beart faileth: but 20 The prayers of David the son of God is the strength of my heart, and my Jesse are ended.

portion for ever. PSALM LXXIII.

27 For lo, they that are far from thee TA Psalm of Asaph.

shall perish : thou hast destroyed all them Tsuch as care of a clean heart. VRULY God is good to Israel, even to that go a whoring from thee.

28 But it is good for me to draw near 2 But as for me, my feet were almost to God : I have put my trust in the Lord gone; my steps had well nigh slipped. God, that I may declare all thy works. 3 For I was envious at the foolish, when

PSALM LXXIV. I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

| Maschil of Asaph. A Fer there are as fhrands in their death: O coelo by doist thine cast us off for

5 They are not in trouble as other men; against the sheep of thy pasture? neither are they plagued like other men. 2 Remember thy congregation, which

6 Therefore pride compasseth them thou hast purchased of old; the rod of about as a chain ; violence covereth them thine inberitance, which thou hast reas a garment.

deemed ; this mount Zion, wherein thou 7 Their eyes stand out with fatness : hast dwelt. they have more than heart could wish. 3 Lift up thy feet unto the perpetual

8 They are corrupt, and speak wickedly desolations ; even all that the enemy hath concerning oppression : they speak loftily. done wickedly in the sanctuary.

9 They set their mouth against the hea- 4 Thine enemies roar in the midst of vens, and their tongue walketh through thy congregations; they set up their enthe earth.

signs for signs. 10 Therefore his people return hither : 5 A man was famous according as he and waters of a full cup are wrung out to had lifted up axes upon the thick trees. them.

6 But now they break down the carved 11 And they say, How doth God know? work thereof at once with axes and hamand is there knowledge in the Most High? mers.

12 Behold, these are the ungodly, who 7 They have cast fire into thy sanctuaprosper in the world ; they increase in'ry, they have defiled by custing down the riches.

dwelling -place of thy name to the ground. 13 Verily I have cleansed my heart in 8 They said in their hearts, Let us devain, and washed my hands in innocency. stroy them together: they have burned

14 For all the day long have I been up all the synagogues of God in the land. plagued, and chastened every morning, 9 We see not our signs: there is no

15 If I say, I will speak thus; behold, more any prophet: neither is there among I should oflend against the generation of us any that knoweth bow long. thy children.

10 O God, how long shall the adversa16 W I thought to know this, it was ry reproach? shall the enemy blaspheme too painful for me;

thy name for ever? 17 Until I went into the sanctuary of 11 Why withdrawest thou thy hand, God; then understood I their end. even thy right hand ? pluck it out of thy

18 Surely thou didsi set them in slip- bosom. pery places : thou castedst them down into 12 For God is my King of old, working destruction.

salvation in the midst of the earth. 19 How are they brought into desola- 13 Thou didst divide the sea by thy tion, as in a moment! they are utterly strength: thou brakest the heads of the consumed with terrors.

dragons in the waters. 20 As a dream when one awaketh ; so, 14 Thou brakest the heads of leviaO LORD, when thou awakest, thou shalt than in pieces, and gavest him to be meat despise their image.

to the people inhabiting the wilderness. 21 Thus my heart was grieved, and I 15 Thou didst cleave the fountain and was pricked in my reins.

the food : thou driedst up mighy rivers. 22 So foolish wus I, and ignorant; I 16 The day is thine, the night also is was as a beast before thee.

thine: thou hast prepared the light and 23 Nevertheless I am continually with the sun. thee: thou hast holden me by my right; 17 Thou hast set all the borders of the hand.

earth: thou hast made summer and winter. 24 Thou shalt guide me with thy coun- 18 Remember this, that the enemy hath sel, and afterward receive me to glory. reproached, O Lord, and that the foolish 25 Whom have I in heaven but thee? people have blasphemed thy name.

David rebukes the proud. PSALMS. God's great and gracious works.

19 O deliver not the soul of thy turtle- 7 Thou, even thou, art to be feared : dove unto the multitude of the wicked : and who may stand in thy sight when forget not the congregation of thy poor once thou art angry? for ever.

8 Thou didst cause judgment to be 20 Have respect unto the covenant: for beard from heaven ; the earth feared, and the dark places of the earth are full of the was still, habitations of cruelty.

9 When God arose to judgment, to save 21 O let not the oppressed return all the meek of the earth. Selab. ashamed: let the poor and needy praise 10 Surely the wrath of man shall praise thy name.

thee: the remainder of wrath shali thou 22 Arise, O God, plead thine own cause: restrain. remember how the foolish man reproach- u Vow, and pay unto the Lord your eth thee daily.

God: let all that be round about him bring 23 Forget not the voice of thine ene- presents unto him that ought to be feared. mies: the tumult of those that rise up 12 He shall cut off the spirit of princes: against thee increaseth continually. he is terrible to the kings of the earth. PSALM LXXV.

PSALM LXXVII. 1 To the chief Musician, Al-taschith, A T To the chief Musician, to Jeduthun, A Psalm or Song of Asaph.

Psalm of Asaph.
INTO thee, O God, do we give thanks,


CRIED unto God with my voice, even unto thee do we give thanks: for thot unto God with my voice ; and he gave thy name is near, thy wondrous works ear unto me. declare.

2 In the day of my trouble I sought the 2 When I shall receive the congrega. LORD: my sore ran in the night and ceased tion I will judge uprightly.

not: my soul refused to be comforted. 3 The earth and all the inhabitants 31 remembered God, and was troubled: thereof are dissolved: I bear up the pil. I complained, and my spirit was overlars of it. Selah.

whelmed. Selah. 4 I said unto the fools, Deal not fool- 4 Thou holdest mine eyes waking: 1 ishly; and to the wicked, Lift not up the am so troubled that I cannot speak. horn :

5 I have considered the days of old, the 5 Lift not up your horn on high : speak years of ancient times. not with a stiff neck.

6 I call to remembrance my song in the 6 For promotion cometh neither from the night: I commune with mine own heart : east, nor from the west, nor from the south. and my spirit made diligent search. 7 But God is the judge: he putteth 7 Will the Lord cast off for ever? and

and setteth up another. will he be favourable no more? 8 For in the hand of the Lord there is 8 Is his mercy clean gone for ever? doth a cup, and the wine is red; it is full of his promise fail for evermore? mixture, and he poureth out of the same: 9 Hath God forgotten to be gracious! but the dregs thereof, all the wicked of the hath he in anger shut up his tender merearth shall wring thein out, and drink them. cies? Selah.

9 But I will declare for ever; I will sing 10 And I said, This is my infirmity: but praises to the God of Jacob.

I will remember the years of the righi hand 10 All the borns of the wicked also of the Most High. will I cut off ; but the horns of the right- 11 I will remember the works of the eous shall be exalted.

LORD: surely I will remember thy wonPSALM LXXVI.

ders of old. T To the chief Musician on Neginoth, A 12 I will meditate also of all thy work,

Psalm or Song of Asaph. and talk of thy doings.
N Judah is God known: his name is

13 Thy way, O God, is in the sancgreat in Israel.

tuary: who is so great a God as our 2 In Salem also is his tabernacle, and God! his dwelling-place in Zion.

14 Thou art the God that doest won3 There brake he the arrows of the bow, ders: thou hast declared thy strength the shield, and the sword, and the battle. among the people. Selah.

15 Thou hast with thine arm redeemed 4 Thou art more glorious and excellent thy people, the sons of Jacob and Joseph. than the mountains of prey.

Selah. 5 The stout-hearted are spoiled, they 16 The waters saw thee, O God, the have slept their sleep: and none of the waters saw thee; they were afraid: the men of might have found their hands. depths also were troubled.

6 At thy rebuke, O God of Jacob, both 17 The clouds poured out water: the the chariot and horse are cast into a dead skies sent out a sound : thine arrows also sleep

went abroad.

down one,

Israel ;


God's wrath against the

PSALMS. incredulous and disobedient. 18 Tbe voice of thy thunder was in the said, Can God furnish a table in the wil. heaven: the lightnings lightened the world: derness? the earth trembled and shook.

20 Behold, he smote the rock, that the 19 Thy way is in the sea, and thy path waters gushed out, and the streams overin the great waters, and thy footsteps are flowed ; can he give bread also? can he not known.

provide flesh for his people? 20 Thou leddest thy people like a flock 21 Therefore the Lord heard this, and by the hand of Moses and Aaron. was wroth : so a fire was kindied against PSALM LXXVIII.

Jacob, and anger also came up against | Maschil of Asaph. VIVE ear, O my people, to my law: 22 Because they believed not in God,

incline yourears to the words of my and trusted not in his salvation : mouth.

23 Though he had commanded the 2 I will open my mouth in a parable : clouds from above, and opened the doors I will utter dark sayings of old : of heaven,

3 Which we have heard and known, and 24 And' had rained down manna upon our fathers have told us.

them to eat, and had given them of the 4 We will not hide them from their chil-corn of heaven. dren, shewing to the generation to come 25 Man did eat angels' food : he sent the praises of the LORD, and his strength, them meat to the full. and his wonderful works that he hath done. 26 He caused an east wind to blow in

5 For he established a testimony in Ja- the heaven: and by his power he brought cob, and appointed a law in Israel, which in the south wind. he commanded our fathers, that they should 27 He rained Aesh also upon them as make them known to their children : dust, and feathered fowls like as the sand

6 That the generation to come might of the sea : know them, even the children which should 28 And he let it fall in the midst of their be born : who should arise and declare camp, round about their habitations. them to their children :

29 So they did eat, and were well filled: 7. That they might set their hope in for he gave them their own desire ; God, and not forget the works of God, but 30 They were not estranged from their keep his commandments:

lust : but while their meat was yet in their 8 And might not be as their fathers, a mouths, stubborn and rebellious generation; a 31 The wrath of God came upon them, generation that set not their heart aright, and slew the fattest of them, and smote and whose spirit was not steadfast with down the chosen men of Israel. God.

32 For all this they sinned still, and be9 The children of Ephraim, being arm- lieved not for his wondrous works. ed, and carrying bows, turned back in the 33 Therefore their days did he conday of battle.

sume in vanity, and their years in trouble. 10 They kept not the covenant of God, 34 When he slew them, then they and refused to walk in bis law;

sought him : and they returned and in11 And forgat his works, and his won- quired early after God. ders that he had shewed them.

35 And they remembered that God was 12 Marvellous things did he in the sight their Rock, and the high God their Reof their fathers, in the land of Egypt, in deemer. the field of Zoan.

36 Nevertheless they did flatter him 13 He divided the sea, and caused them with their mouth, and they lied unto him to pass through ; and he made the waters with their tongues. to stand as a heap.

37 For their heart was not right with 14 In the day-time also he led them bim, neither were they steadfast in his with a cloud, and all the night with a light covenant. of fire.

38 But he, being full of compassion, for15 He clave the rocks in the wilder- gave their iniquity, and destroyed thern ness, and gave them drink as out of the not : yea, many a time turned he his angreat depths.

ger away, and did not stir up all his 16 He brought streams also out of the wrath. rock, and caused waters to run down like 39 For he remembered that they were rivers.

but flesh; a wind that passeth away, and 17 And they sinned yet more against cometh not again. him by provoking the Most High in the 40 How oft did they provoke him in the wilderness.

wilderness, and grieve liim in the desert! 18 And they tempted God in their heart 41 Yea, they turned back and tempted by asking meat for their lust.

God, and limited the Holy One of Israel. 1 19 Yea, they spake against God; they! 42 They remembered not his hand, nor

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