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The Israelites provoke God's anger. PSALMS. The desolation of Jerusalem. the day when he delivered them from the out of sleep, and like a mighty man that enemy:

shouteth by reason of wine. 43 How he had wrought his signs in 66 And he smote bis enemies in the Egypt, and his wonders in the field of hinder parts: he put them to a perpetual Zoad :

reproach. 44 And bad turned their rivers into 67 Morcover he refused the tabernacle blood: and their floods, that they could of Joseph, and chose not the tribe of not drink.

Ephraim : 45 He sent divers sorts of flies among 68 But chose the tribe of Judah, the them, which devoured them; and frogs mount Zion which he loved. which destroyed them.

69 And be built his sanctuary like high 46 He gave also their increase unto palaces, like the earth which be bath esthe caterpillar, and their labour unto the tablished for ever. locust.

70 He chose David also his servant, 47 He destroyed their vines with hail, and took him from the sheepfolds : and their sycamore-trees with frost. 71 From following the ewes great with

48 He gave up their cattle also to the young he brought him to feed Jacob his hail, and their flocks to hot thunder-bolts. people, and Israel his inheritance.

49 He cast upon them the fierceness of 72 So he fed them according to the inhis anger, wrath, and indignation, and tegrity of bis heart; and guided them by trouble, by sending evil angels among them. the skilfulness of his hands. 50 He made a way to his anger; he

PSALM LXXIX. spared not their soul from death, but gave

TA Psalm of Asaph. their life over to the pestilence; 51 And smote all the first-born in Egypt; O GOD, the heathen are come into thine

inheritance; thy holy temple have the chief of their strength in the taberna- they defiled; they have laid Jerusalem on cles of Ham :

heaps. 52 But made his own people to go forth 2 The dead bodies of thy servants like sheep, and guided them in the wil- have they given to be meat unto the fowls derness like a flock.

of the heaven, the flesh of thy saints unto 53 And he led them on safely, so that the beasts of the earth. they feared not: but the sea overwhelm- 3 Their blood have they shed like waed their enemies.

ter round about Jerusalem; and there was 54 And be brought them to the border none to bury them. of his sanctuary, even to this mountain, 4 We are become a reproach to our which his right hand had purchased. neighbours, a scorn and derision to them

55 He cast out the heathen also before that are round about us. them, and divided them an inheritance 5 How long, LORD, wilt thou be angry? by line, and made the tribes of Israel to for ever? shall thy jealousy burn like fire! direll in their tents.

6 Pour out thy wrath upon the heathen 56 Yet they tempted and provoked the that bave not known thee, and upon the most high God, and kept not his testimo- kingdoms that have not called upon thy nies:

57 But turned back, and dealt unfaith- 7 For they have devoured Jacob, and fully like their fathers: they were turned laid waste bis dwelling-place. aside like a deceitful bow.

8 O remember not against us former 58 For they provoked him to anger iniquities: let thy tender mercies speedwith their high places, and moved him to ily prevent us : for we are brought very jealousy with their graven images. llow.

59 When God heard this, he was wroth, 9 Help us, O God of our salvation, for and greatly abhorred Israel :

the glory of thy name: and deliver us, and 60 So that he forsook the tabernacle of purge away our sins, for thy name's sake. Shiloh, the tent which he placed among 10 Wherefore should the heathen say, men;

Where is their God ? let him be known 61' And delirered his strength into cap- among the heathen in our sight by the retivity, and his glory into the enemy's hand. venging of the blood of thy servants whick

62 He gave his people over also unto is shed: the sword; and was wroth with his inhe- 11 Let the sighing of the prisoner come ritance.

before thee ; according to the greatness 63 The fire consumed theiryo::ng men; of thy power preserve thou those that are and their maidens were not given to mar- appointed to die; riage.

12 And render unto our neighbours se€4 Their priests fell by the sword; and ven-fold into their bosom their reproach, their widows made no lamentation. wherewith they have reproached thee, O 65 Then the LORD awaked as

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Asaph's complaint for the church. PSALMS. The negligence of Judges reproved. .

13 So we thy people and sheep of thy 2 Take a psalm, and bring hither the pasture will give thee thanks for ever: we timbre), the pleasant harp with the psaltery. Will shew forth thy praise to allgenerations. 3 Blow up the trumpet in the new moon, PSALM LXXX.

in the time appointed, on our solemn feastTo the chief Musician upon Shoshannim- day. eduth, A Psalm of Asaph.

4 For this was a statute for Israel, and Ghetenez destheroseph like rae hock; IVE ear, O Shepherd of Israel, thou a law of the God of Jacob.

5 This he ordained in Joseph for a testhou that dwellest between the cherubims, timony, when he went out through the sbine forth.

land of Egypt: where I heard a language 2 Before Ephraim and Benjamin and that I understood not. Manasseh stir up thy strength, and come 6 I removed his shoulder from the burand save us.

den: his hands were delivered from the pots. 3 Turn us again, O God, and cause thy 7 Thou calledst in trouble, and I deliface to shine ; and we shall be saved. vered thee; I answered thee in the secret

4 O LORD God of hosts, how long wilt place of thunder: I proved thee at the thou be angry against the prayer of thy waters of Meribah. Selah. people ?

8 Hear, O my people, and I will testify 5 Thou feedest them with the bread of unto thee: 0 Israel, if thou wilt hearken tears; and givest them tears to drink in unto me; great measure.

9 There shall no strange god be in thee; 6 Thou makest us a strife untoour neigh- neither shalt thou worship any strange god. bours: and our enemies laugh among 10 I am the LORD thy God which themselves.

brought thee out of the land of Egypt: 7 Turnus again, O Godofhosts, and cause open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it. thy face to shine ; and we shall be saved. 11 But my people would not hearken to

8 Thou hast brought a vine out of Egypt: my voice; and Israel would none of me. thou hast cast out the heathen and plant- 12 So I gave them up unto their own ed it.

hearts' lust: and they walked in their own 9 Thou preparedst room before it, and counsels. didst cause it to take deep root, and it 13 Oh that my people had hearkened unto filled the land.

me, and Israel had walked in my ways ! 10 The hills were covered with the 14 I should soon have subdued their shadow of it, and the boughs thereof were enemies, and turned my hand against their like the goodly cedars.

adversaries. 11 She sent out her boughs unto the sea, 15 The haters of the LORD should have and her branches unto the river.

submitted themselves unto him: but their 12 Why hast thou then broken down time should have endured for ever. her hedges, so that all they which pass by 16 He should have fed them also with the way do pluck her?

the finest of the wheat: and with honey 13 The boar out of the wood doth waste out of the rock should I have satisfied thee. it, and the wild beast of the field doth de

PSALM LXXXII. vour it.

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2 How long will ye judge unjustly, and 15 And the vineyard which thy right accept the persons of the wicked ? Selah. hand hath planted, and the branch that 3 Defend the poor and fatherless : do thou madest strong for thyself.

ljustice to the afflicted and needy. 16 It is burnt with fire, it is cut down: 4 Deliver the poor and needy: rid them they perish at the rebuke of thy counte- out of the hand of the wicked. nance.

5 They know not, neither will they un17 Let thy hand be upon the man of derstand: they walk on in darkness : all thy right hand, upon the son of man whom the foundations of the earth are outof course. thou madest strong for thyself.

6 I have said, Ye are gods; and all of 18 So will we not go back from thee: you are children of the Most High. quickenus, and we will call upon thy name. 7 But ye shall die like men, and fall

19 Turn us again, O LORD God of hosts, like one of the princes. cause thy face to shine; and we shall be 8 Arise, o God, judge the earth: for saved.

thou shalt inherit all nations. PSALM LXXXI.

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Prayer against church-oppressors. PSALMS.

David prays for mercy. and they that hate thee have lifted up the 9 Behold, O God our shield, and look head.

upon the face of thine anointed. 3 They have taken crafty counsel against 10 For a day in thy courts is better than thy people, and consulted against thy bid- a thousand. I had rather be a door-keeper den ones.

in the house of my God, than to dwell in 4 They have said, Come, and let us cut the tents of wickedness. them off from being a nation; that the name 11 For the LORD God is a sun and shield: of Israel may be no more in remembrance. the LORD will give grace and glory; no

5 For they have consulted together with good thing will he withhold from them that one consent: they are confederate against walk uprightly. thee :

12 O LORD of hosts, blessed is the man 6 The tabernacles of Edom, and the that trusteth in thee. Ishmaelites; of Moab, and the Hagarenes;

PSALM LXXXV. 7 Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek ; the T To the chief Musician, A Psalm for the Philistines with the inhabitants of Tyre :

sons of Korah.

ORD, thou have holpen the children of Lot. Selah.

9 Do unto them as unto the Midianites; captivity of Jacob. as to Sisera, as to Jabin, at the brook of 2 Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of thy Kison :

people, thou hast covered all their sin. 10 Which perished at En-dor: they be- Selah. came as dung for the earth.

3 Thou hast taken away all thy wrath: 11_Make their nobles like Oreb, and thou hast turned thyself from the fierceness like Zeeb: yea, all their princes as Zebah, of thine anger. and as Zalmunna:

4 Turn us, O God of our salvation, and 12 Who said, Let us take to ourselves cause thine anger toward us to cease. the houses of God in possession.

5 Wilt thou be angry with us for ever? 13 O my God, make them like a wheel; wilt thou draw out thine anger to all geas the stubble before the wind.

nerations? 14 As the fire burneth a wood, and as 6 Wilt thou not revive us again: that the flame setteth the mountains on fire ; thy people may rejoice in thee?

15 So persecute them with thy tempest, 7 Shew us thy mercy, O LORD, and and make them afraid with thy storm. grant us thy salvation.

16 Fill their faces with shame; that they 8 I will hear what God the LORD will may seek thy name, O LORD.

speak: for he will speak peace unto his 17 Let them be confounded and troubled people, and to his saints: but let them not for ever; yea, let them be put to shame, turn again to folly. and perish :

9 Surely his salvation is nigh them that 18 That men may know that thou, fear him ; that glory may dwell in our land. whose name alone is JEHOVAH, art the 10 Mercy and truth are met together; Most High over all the earth.

righteousness and peace have kissed each PSALM LXXXIV.

other. I To the chief Musician upon Gittith, A 11 Truth shall spring out of the earth;

Psalm for the sons of Korah. and righteousness shall look down from HOW amiable are thy tabernacles, o heaven,

12 Yea, the Lord shall give that which 2 My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth is good; and our land shall yield her infor the courts of the LORD: my heart and crease. my flesh crieth out for the living God. 13 Righteousness shall go before him ;

3 Yea, the sparrow hath found a bouse, and shall set us in the way of his steps. and the swallow a nest for herself, where

PSALM LXXXVI. SHELDRY of hosts, my King, and my God: Bome..for 1 am poor and needy. she may lay her young, even thine altars,

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OW down thine bear 4 Blessed are they that dwellinthy house:

, they will be still praising thee. Selah. 2 Preserve my soul; for I am holy: 0

5 Blessed is the man whose strength is in thou my God, save thy servant that trusteth thee; in whose heart are the ways of them, in thee.

6 Who passing through the valley of 3 Be merciful unto me, O LORD: for I Baca make it a well; the rain also filleth cry unto thee daily. the pools.

4 Rejoice the soul of thy servant: for 7 They go from strength to strength, unto thee, O LORD, do I lift up my soul. every one of them in Zion appeareth before 5 For thou, Lord, art good, and ready, God.

to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all 80 LORD God of hosts, hear my prayer: them that call upon thee. give ear, O God of Jacob. Selah.

6 Give ear, O Lord, unto my prayer; The goodness and power of God. PSALMS. A complaint in affliction. and attend to the voice of my supplications. 4 I am counted with them that go down

7 In the day of my trouble I will calls into the pit: I am as a man that hath no upon thee: for thou wilt answer me. strength:

8 Among the gods there is none like 5 Free among the dead, like the slain unto thee, O LORD; neither are there any that lie in the grave, whom thou rememworks like unto thy works.

berest no more : and they are cut off from 9 All nations whom thou hast made shall thy hand. come and worship before thee, O Lord; 6 Thou hast laid me in the lowest pit, and shall glorify thy name.

in darkness, in the deeps. 10 For thou art great, and doest won- 7 Thy wrath lieth hard upon me, and drous things: thou art God alone. thou hast afflicted me with all thy waves.

11 Teach me thy way, O LORD; I will Selah. walk in thy truth : unite my heart to fear 8 Thou hast put away mine acquaintthy name.

ance far from me; thou hast made me an 12 I will praise thee, O LORD my God, abomination unto them: I am shut up, with all my heart: and I will glorify thy and I cannot come forth. name for evermore.

9 Mine eye mourneth by reason of af13 For great is thy mercy toward me: Aiction : LORD, I have called daily upon and thou hast delivered my soul from the thee, I have stretched out my hands unlowest hell.

to thee. 14 O God, the proud are risen against 10 Wilt thou shew wonders to the dead? me, and the assemblies of violent men have shall the deadarise and praise thee? Selah. sought after my soul; and have not set thee 11 Shall thy loving-kindness he debefore them.

clared in the grave ? or thy faithfulness in 15 But thou, O LORD, art a God full of destruction ? compassion, and gracious, long-suffering, 12 Shall thy wonders be known in the and plenteous in mercy and truth. dark! and thy righteousness in the land of

16 O turn unto me, and have mercy upon forgetfulness? me; give thy strength unto thy servant, and 13 But unto thee have I cried, O LORD; save the son of thy handmaid.

and in the morning shall my prayer pre17 Shew me a token for good; that they vent thce. which hate me may see it, and be ashamed: 14 LORD, why castest thou off my soul? because thou, LORD, hast holpen me, and why hidest thou thy face from me ? comforted me.

15 I am afflicted and ready to die from PSALM LXXXVII.

my youth up: while I suffer thy terrc:s I TA Psalm or Song for the sons of Korab. am distracted. H

IS foundation is in the holy mountains. 16 Thy fierce wrath goeth over me;

2 The Lord loveth the gates of thy terrors have cut me off. Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob. 17 They came round about me daily

3 Glorious things are spoken of thee, O like water; they compassed me about tocity of God. Selah.

gether. 4 I will make mention of Rahab and 18 Lover and friend hast thou put far Babylon to them that know me: behold from me, and mine acquaintance into Philistia, and Tyre, with Ethiopia ; this darkness. man was born there.

PSALM LXXXIX. 5 And of Zion it shall be said, This and T Maschil of Ethan the Ezrabite. that man was born in her: and the Highest himself shall establish her.

WILL sing of the mercies of the Lord I

for ever: with my mouth will I make 6 The LORD shall count, when he known thy faithfulness to all generations. writeth up the people, that this man was 2 For I have said, Mercy shall be built born there. Selah.

up for ever: thy faithfulness shalt thou es. 7 As well the singers as the players on tablish in the very heavens. instruments shall be there : all my springs 3 1 have made a covenant with my are in thee.

chosen, I have sworn unto David my serPSALM LXXXVIII.

vant, T A Song or Psalın for the sons of Korah, 4 Thy seed will I establish for ever,

to the chief Musician upon Mahalath and build up thy throne to all generations. Leannoth, Maschil of Heman the Ezra- Selah. hite.

5 And the heavens shall praise thy O Cold dayand mihi Wetermee have wonders, operation theme faatinfsiness also

2 Let my prayer come before thee: in- 6 For who in the heaven can be comcline thine ear unto my cry;

pared unto the Lord? who among the sons 3 For my soul is full of troubles: and of the mighty can be likened unto the my life draweth nigh unto the grave. Lord ?

Thankfulness for God's mercies. PSALMS. David's complaint and prayer.

7 God is greatly to be feared in the as- 32 Then will I visit their transgression sembly of the saints, and to be had in re- with the rod, and their iniquity with stripes. verence of all them that are about him. 33 Nevertheless, my loving-kindness

8 O LORD God of hosts, who is a strong will I pot utterly take from him, nor suffer Lord like unto thee? or to thy faithfulness my faithfulness to fail. round about thee?

34 My covenant will I not break, nor 9 Thou rulest the raging of the sea : alter the thing that is gone out of my lips. when the waves thereof arise, thou stillest 35 Once have I sworn by my holiness them.

that I will not lie unto David. 10 Thou hast broken Rahab in pieces, 36 His seed shall endure for ever, and as one that is slain; thou hast scattered his throne as the sun before me. thine enemies with thy strong arm.

37 It shall be established for ever as the 11 The heavens are thine, the earth also moon, and as a faithful witness in heaven. is thine: as for the world, and the fulness Selah. thereof, thou hast founded them.

38 But thou hast cast off and abhorred, 12 The north and the south thou hast thou hast been wroth with thine anointed. created them: Tabor and Hermon shall 39 Thou hast made void the covenant rejoice in thy name.

of thy servant: thou hast profaned his 13 Thou hast a mighty arm : strong is crown by casting it to the ground. thy hand, and high is thy right hand. 40 Thou hast broken down all his hedges;

14 Justice and judgment are the habit thou hast brought his strong holds to ruin. ation of thy throne : mercy and truth shall 41 All that pass by the way spoil bim: go before thy face.

he is a reproach to his neighbours. 15 Blessed is the people that know the 42 Thou hast set up the right hand of joyful sound: they shall walk, O LORD, his adversaries; thou hast made all his enein the light of thy countenance.

mies to rejoice. 16 In thy name shall they rejoice all the 43 Thou hast also turned the edge of his day: and in thy righteousness shall they sword, and hast not made him to stand in be exalted.

the battle. 17 For thou art the glory of their 44 Thou hast made his glory to cease, strength; and in thy favour our horn shall and cast his throne down to the ground. be exalted.

45 The days of his youth hast thou short18 For the LORD is our defence; and ened: thou hast covered him with shame. the Holy One of Israel is our King. Selah.

13 Then thou spakest in vision to thy 46 How long, LORD, wilt thou hide thy, Holy One, and saidst, I have laid help upon self? for ever?shall thy wrath burn like fire? one that is mighty; I have exalted one 47 Remember how short my time is: chosen out of the people.

wherefore hast thou made all men in vain? 20 I have found David my servant ; 48 What man is he that liveth, and shall with my holy oil have I anointed him: not see death? shall he deliver his soul

21 With whom my hand shall be esta- from the hand of the grave? Selah. blished:mine arm also shall strengthen him. 49 LORD, where are thy former loving.

22 The enemy shall not exact upon him; kindnesses, which thou swarest unto David nor the son of wickedness afflict him.

in thy truth? 23 And I will beat down his foes before 50 Remember, LORD, the reproach of his face, and plague them that hate him. thy servants ; how I do bear in my hosom

24 But my faithfulness and my mercy the reproach of all the mighty people ; shall be with him: and in my name shall 51 “Wherewith thine enemies have re. his horn be exalted.

proached, O LORD; wherewith they have 25 I will set his hand also in the sea, reproached the footsteps of thine anointed. and his right hand in the rivers.

52 Blessed be the LORD for everinore. 26 He shall cry unto me, Thou art my Fa- Amen, and Amen. ther, my God, and the Rock of my salvation.

PSALM XC. 21 Also I will make him my first-born, TA Prayer of Moses the man of God. higher than the kings of the earth.

ORD, thou hast been our dwelling. evermore, and iny covenant shall stand fast 2 Before the mountains were brought with him.

farth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth 29 His seed also will I make to endure and the world, even from everlasting to for ever, and his throne as the days of everlasting, thou art God. heaven.

3 Thou turnest man to destruction; and 30 If his children forsake my law, and sayest, Return, ye children of men. walk not in my judgments;

4 For a thousand years in thy sight are 31 If they break my statutes, and keep but as yesterday when it is past, and as a not my commandments;

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