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The state of the godly.

PSALMS. An exhortation to praise God. 5 Thou carriest them away as with a 11 For be shall give his angels charge flood; they are as a sleep; in the morning over thee, to keep thee in all ihy ways. they are like grass which groweth up. 12 They shall bearthee up in their hands,

6 In the morning it flourisheth, and grow-lest thou dash thy foot against a stone. eth up; in the evening it is cut down, and 13 Thou shalt tread upon the lion and withereth.

adder: the young lion and the dragon 7 For we are consumed by thine anger, shalt thou trample under feet. and by thy wrath are we troubled.

14 Because he hath set his love upon 8 Thou hast set our iniquities before me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set thee, our secret sins in the light of thy him on high, because he hath known my countenance.

9 For all our days are passed away in 15 He shall call upon me, and I will thy wrath: we spend our years, as a tale answer him : I will be with him in trouble ; that is told.

I will deliver him, and honour him. 10 The days of our years are three- 16 With long life will I satisfy him, and score years and ten; and if by reason of shew him my salvation. strength they be fourscore years, yet is their

PSALM XCII. strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon | A Psalm or Song for the sabbath day. cut off, and we fly away. 11 Who knoweth the power of thine I This a good thing to give thanks unto

the LORD, and to sing praises unto thy anger? even according to thy fear, so is name, O Most High. thy wrath.

2 To shew forth thy loving-kindness in 12 So teach us to number our days, that the morning, and thy faithfulness every we may apply our hearts unto wisdom. night,

13 Return, O LORD, how long? and let 3 Upon an instrument of ten strings, it repent thee concerning thy servants. and upon the psaltery; upon the harp with

14 0 satisfy us early with thy mercy; a solemn sound. that we may rejoice and beglad allour days. 4 For thou, LORD, hast made me glad

15 Make us glad according to the days through thy work: I will triumph in the wherein thou hast afflicted us, and the years works of thy hands. wherein we have seen evil.

5 O LORD, how great are thy works ! 16 Let thy work appear unto thy ser- and thy thoughts are very deep. vants, and thy glory unto their children. 6 A brutish man knoweth not; neither

17 And let the beauty of the LORD our doth a fool understand this. God be upon us : and establish thou the 7 When the wicked spring as the grass, work of our hands upon us; yea, the work and when all the workers of iniquity do of our hands establish thou it.

Aourish; it is that they shall be destroyed PSALM XCI.

for ever: E that dwelleth in the secret place of 8 But thou, LORD, art most high for

the Most High shall abide under the evermore, shadow of the Almighty.

9 For lo, thine enemies, O Lord, for 2 I will say of the Lord, He is my re- lo, thine enemies shall perish ; all the fuge and my fortress : my God; in him workers of iniquity shall be scattered. will I trust.

10 But my horn shalt thou exalt like the 3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the horn of a unicorn : I shall be anointed snare of the fowler, and from the noisome with fresh oil. pestilence.

11 Mine eye also shall see my desire on 4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, mine enemies, and mine ears shall bear and under bis wings shalt thou trust: his my desire of the wicked that rise up against truth shall be thy shield and buckler.

5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror 12 The righteous shall flourish like the by night; nor forthe arrow that tieth by day; palm-tree : he shall grow like a cedar in

6 Nor for the pestilence that walketh in Lebanon. darkness; nor for the destruction thai 13 Those that be planted in the house wasteth at noon-day.

of the LORD shall flourish in the courts of 7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and our God. ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall, 14 They shall still bring forth fruit in not come nigh thee.

old age ; they shall be fat and Aourishing; 8 Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold 15 Tó shew that the LORD is upright: and see the reward of the wicked. he is my rock, and there is no unrighteous

9 Because thou hast made the LORD ness in him. which is my reluge, even the Most High,

PSALM XCIII. thy habitation;

HE LORD reigneth, he is clothed with 10 There shall no evilbefall thee, neither


majesty; the Lord is clothed with shall any plague come righ thy dwelling. strength,wherewith he hath girded himself



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The blessedness of affliction.

PSALMS. The greatness and goodness of God. the world also is established, that it can-| 21 They gather themselves together not be moved.

against the soul of the righteous, and con2 Thy throne is established of old: thou jdemn the innocent blood. art from everlasting.

22 But the LORD is my defence; and 3 The foods have lifted up, O LORD, my God is the rock of my refuge. the floods have listed up their voice ; the 23 And he shall bring upon them their floods lift up their waves.

own iniquity, and shall cut them off in 4 The Lord on high is mightier than their own wickedness; yea, the LORD the noise of many waters, yea, than the our God shall cut them off. mighty waves of the sea.

PSALM XCV. 5 Thy testimonies are very sure: holi- COME, let us sing unto LORD:

of our salvation. PSALM XCIV.

2 Let us come before his presence with O LORD God, to whom vengeance be- thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise

longeth; O God, to whom vengeance unto him with psalms. belongeth, shew thyself.

3 For the LORD is a great God, and a 2 Lift up thyself, thou Judge of the great King above all gods. earth : render a reward to the proud. 4 In his band are the deep places of the

3 Lord, how long shall the wicked, how earth : the strength of the bills is his also. long shall the wicked triumph?

5 The sea is his, and he made it : and 4 How long shall they utter and speak his hands formed the dry land. hard things ? and all the workers of ini- 6 0 come, let us worship and bow down: quity boast themselves?

let us kneel before the LORD our maker. 5 They break in pieces thy people, O 7 For he is our God; and we are the LORD, and afflict thy heritage. people of his pasture, and the sheep of his

6 They slay the widow and the stranger, hand. To-day if ye will hear his voice, and murder the fatherless.

8 Harden not your heart, as in the pro7 Yet they say, The LORD shall not see, vocation, and as in the day of temptation neither shall the God of Jacob regard it. in the wilderness :

8 Understand, ye brutish among the 9 When your fathers tempted me, people : and ye fools, when will ye be proved me, and saw my work. wise?

10 Forty years long was I grieved with 9 He that planted the ear, shall he not this generation, and said, It is a people hear? he that formed the eye, shall he not that do err in their heart, and they have see?

not known my ways : 10 He that chastiseth the heathen, shall 11 Unto whom I sware in my wrath, not he correct? he that teacheth man know that they should not enter into my rest. ledge, shall not he know?

PSALM XCVI. 1 The Lord knoweth the thoughts of O sing unto the Lord, all the earth.

SING unto the LORD a new song: man, that they are vanity.

12 Blessed is the man whom thou chast- 2 Sing unto the Lord, bless his name; enest, O Lord, and teachest him out of shew forth his salvation from day to day. thy law;

3 Declare his glory among the heathen, 13 That thou mayest give him rest from his wonders among all people. the days of adversity, until the pit be 4 For the Lord is great, and greatly to digged for the wicked.

be praised : he is to be feared above all 14 For the LORD will not cast off his gods. people, neither will he forsake his in- 5 For all the gods of the nations are beritance.

idols : but the Lord made the heavens. 15 But judgment shall return unto right- 6 Honour and majesty are before him ; eousness : and all the upright in heart strength and beauty are in his sanctuary: shall follow it.

7 Give unto the LORD, O ye kindreds 16 Who will rise up for me against the of the people, give unto the Lord glory evil-doers? or who will stand up for me and strength. against the workers of iniquity?

8 Give unto the Lord the glory due unto '17 Unless the Lord had been my help, his name : bring an offering, and come my soul had almost dwelt in silence. into his courts.

018 When I said, My foot slippeth ; thy 9 O worship the Lord in the beauty of mercy, O Lord, held me up.

holiness : fear before him, all the earth. 19 In the multitude of my thoughts within me thy comforts delight my soul.

10 Say among the heathen that the

LORD reigneth : the world also shall be 20 Shall the throne of iniquity have established that it shall not be moved : he fellowship with thee, which frameth mis- shall judge the people righteously, chief by a law?

11 Let the heavens rejoice, and let the

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The majesty of God's kingdom. PSALMS. David's vow and profession. earth be glad; let the sea roar, and the 8 Let the floods clap their hands: let fulness thereof.

the hills be joyful together 12 Let the field be joyful, and all that 9 Before the LORD; for he cometh to is therein: then shall all the trees of the judge the earth: with righteousness shall wood rejoice

he judge the world, and the people with 13 Before the LORD; for he cometh, for equity. he cometh to judge the earth: he shall

PSALM XCIX. judge the world with righteousness, and Thrembles he sinteth

' between the chethe people with his truth. PSALM XCVII.

rubims; let the earth be moved. T VHÉ LORD reigneth ; let the earth re- 2 The Lord is great in Zion; and he is

joice; let the multitude of isles be high above all people. glad ihereof.

3 Let them praise thy great and terrible 2 Clouds and darkness are round about name; for it is holy. him: righteousness and judgment are the 4 The king's strength also loveth judghabitation of his throne.

ment; thou dost establish equity, thou ex3 A fire goeth before him, and burneth ecutest judgment and righteousness in up his enemies round about.

Jacob. 4 His lightnings enlightened the world; 5 Exalt ye the LORD our God, and worthe earth saw, and trembled.

ship at his footstool; for he is holy. 5 The hills melted like wax at the pre- 6 Moses and Aaron among his priests, sence of the LORD, at the presence of the and Samuel among them that call upon his Lord of the whole earth.

name; they called upon the LORD, and he 6 The heavens declare his righteous- answered them. ness, and all the people see his glory. 7 He spake unto them in the cloudy

7 Confounded be all they that serve pillar: they kept his testimonies, and the graven images, that boast themselves of ordinance that he gave them. idols; worship him, all ye gods.

8 Thou answeredst them, O LORD our 8 Zion heard, and was glad; and the God; thou wast a God that forgavest them, daughters of Judah rejoiced because of though thou tookest vengeance of their thy judgments, O LORD.

inventions. 9 For thou, LORD, art high above all the 9 Exalt the Lord our God, and worship earth: thou art exalted far above all gods. at his holy hill; for the LORD our God 18

10 Ye that love the LORD, hate evil : holy. he preserveth the souls of his saints; he

PSALM C. delivereth them out of the hand of the

TA Psalm of praise. wicked. 11. Light is sown for the righteous, and MAKE a joyful noise unto the Lord,

ye gladness for the upright in heart.

2 Serve the Lord with gladness: come 12 Rejoice in the LORD, ye righteous; before his presence with singing. and give thanks at the remembrance of his 3 Know ye that the LORD he is God: it holiness.

is be that hath made us, and not we ourPSALM XCVIII.

selves; we are his people, and the sheep T A Psalm.

of his pasture. O

SING unto the Lord a new song: for 4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiv

he hath done marvellous things: his ing, and into his courts with praise: be right hand, and his holy arm, hath gotten thankful unto him, and bless his name. him the victory.

5 For the LORD is good; his mercy is 2 The Lord bath made known vis sal- everlasting; and his truth endureth to all vation: bis righteousness hath he openly generations. shewed in the sight of the heathen.

PSALM CI. 3 He bath remembered his mercy and

TA Psalm of David. his truth toward the house of Israel: all WILL sing of mercy and judgment: the ends of the earth have seen the salva- unto thee, O LORD, will I sing. tion of our God.

2 I will behave myself wisely in a per4 Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, fect way. O when wilt thou come unto all the earth: make a loud noise, and re- me? I will walk within my house with a joice, and sing praise.

perfect heart. 5 Sing unto the LORD with the harp; 3 I will set no wicked thing before mine with the harp, and the voice of a psalm.eyes: I hate the work of them that turn

6 With trumpets and sound of cornet aside; it shall not cleave to me. make a joyful noise before the LORD, the 4 A froward heart shall depart from

me: I will not know a wicked person. 7 Let the sea roar, and the fulness there- 5 Whoso privily slandereth his neigbof; the world, and they that dwell therein. bour, him will I cut off : him that hath




serve me.

HEAR my prayer, Oh Lord, and let

The prayer of the afflicted. PSALMS. God to be praised for his mercy. high look and a proud heart will not I 21 To declare the name of the LORD in suffer.

Zion, and his praise in Jerusalem; 6 Mine eyes shall be upon the faithful 22 When the people are gathered togeof the land, that they may dwell with me: ther, and the kingdoms, to serve the Lord. he that walketh in a perfect way, he shall 23 He weakened my strength in the

way; he shortened my days. 7 He that worketh deceit shall not 24 I said, O my God, take me not away dwell within my house: he that telleth in the midst of my days: thy years are lies shall not tarry in my sight.

throughout all generations. 8 I will early destroy all the wicked of 25 Of old hast thou laid the foundation the land ; that I may cut off all wicked of the earth : and the heavens are the work doers from the city of the LORD. of thy hands. PSALM CII.

26 They shall perish, but thou shalt enTA Prayer of the afflicted, when he is dure: yea, all of them shall wax old like a

overwhelmed, and poureth out his com- garment; as a vesture shalt thou change plaint before the Lord.

them, and they shall be changed:

27 But thou art the same, and thy years my cry come unto thee.

shall have no end. 2 Hide not thy face from me in the day 28 The children of thy servants shall when I am in trouble; incline thine ear continue, and their seed shall be establishunto me: in the day when I call, answered before thee. me speedily:


PSALM CIII. 3 For my days are consumed like smoke,

1 A Psalm of David. 4 My heart is smitten, and heathered BLESS the LORD, O my soul : and all like grass; so that I forget to eat my bread. 2 Bless the Lord, O my soul, and for

5 By reason of the voice of my groan- get not all his benefits : ing my bones cleave to my skin.

3 Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; 6 L'am like a pelican of the wilderness : who healeth all thy diseases; I am like an owl of the desert.

4 Who redeemeth thy life from de. 7 I watch, and am as a sparrow alone struction; who crowneth thee with lovingupon the house-top.

kindness and tender mercies; 8 Mine enemies reproach me all the 5 Who satisfieth thy mouth with good day; and they that are mad against me things; so that thy youth is renewed like are sworn against me.

the eagle's. 9 For I have eaten ashes like bread, 6 The LORD executeth righteousness and mingled my drink with weeping, and judgment for all that are oppressed.

10 Because of thine indignation and thy 7 °He made known his ways unto Mo. wrath: for thou hast listed me up, and ses, his acts unto the children of Israel. cast me down.

8 The Lord is merciful and gracious, 11 My days are like a shadow that de- slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy, clineth; and I am withered like grass. 9 He will not always chide; neither 12 But thou, O LORD, shalt endure for will he keep his anger

for ever. ever; and thy remembrance unto all gen- 10 He hath not dealt with us after our erations.

sins; nor rewarded us according to our 13 Thou shalt arise, and have mercy iniquities. upon Zion: for the time to favour her, yea, 11 For as the beaven is high above the the set time, is come.

earth, so great is his mercy toward them 14 For thy servants take pleasure in ber that fear him. stones, and favour the dust thereof.

12 As far as the east is from the west, so 15 So the heathen shall fear the name far hath he removed our transgressions of the LORD: and all the kings of the from us. earth thy glory.

13 Like as a father pitieth his children, 16 When the LORD shall build up Zion, so the Lord pitieth them that fear him. be shall appear in his glory.

14 For he knoweth our frame; he re17 He will regard the prayer of the membereth that we are dust. destitute, and not despise their prayer. 15 As for man, bis days are as grass: as

18 This shall be written for the genera- a flower of the field, so he flourisheth. tion to come: and the people which shall 16 For the wind passeth over it, and it be created shall praise the LORD. is gone; and the place thereof shall know

19 For he hath looked down from the it no more. height of his sanctuary; from heaven did 17 But the mercy of the Lord is from the LORD behold the earth;

everlasting to everlasting upon them that 20 To hear the groaning of the prisoner; fear him, and his righteousness unto chilto loose those that are appointed to death; dren's children;

The mighty power and

PSALMS. wonderful providence of God. 18 To such as keep his covenant, and), 19 He appointeth the moon for seasons. to those that remember his commandments the sun knoweth his going down. to do them.

20 Thou makest darkness, and it is 19 The Lord bath prepared his throne night: wherein all the beasts of the forest in the heavens; and his kingdom ruleth do creep forth. over all.

21 The young lions roar after their prey, 20 Bless the Lord, ge his angels, that and seek their meat from God. excel in strength, that do his command- 22 The sun ariseth, they gather themments, hearkening unto the voice of his selves together, and lay them down in word.

their dens. 21 Bless ye the LORD, all ye his hosts; 23 Man goeth forth to his work and to ye ministers of his, that do his pleasure., his labour until the evening.

22 Bless the LORD, all his works in all 24 O LORD, how manifold are thy works! places of his dominion: bless the LORD, in wisdom hast thou made them all: the o my soul.

earth is full of thy riches. PSALM CIV. VY

25 So is this great and wide sea, whereB LESS the LORD, O my soul. O LORD in are things creeping innumerable, both

my God, thou art very great; thou small and great beasts. art clothed with honour and majesty; 26 There go the ships : there is that

2 Who coverest thyself with light as leviathan, whom thou hast made to play with a garment: who stretchest out the therein. heavens like a curtain :

27 These wait all upon thee; that thou 3 Who layeth the beams of his cham- mayest give them their meat in due season. bers in the waters: who maketh the clouds 28 That thou givest them, they gather: his chariot: who walketh upon the wings thou openest thy hand, they are filled of the wind :

with good. 4 Who maketh his angels spirits; bis 29 Thou hidest thy face, they are trouministers a flaming fire :

bled: thou takest away their breath, they 5 Who laid the foundations of the earth, die, and return to their dust. that it should not be removed for ever. 30 Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they

6 Thou coveredst it with the deep as are created : and thou renewest the face with a garment: the waters stood above of the earth. the mountains.

31 The glory of the LORD shall endure 7. At thy rebuke they fled; at the voice for ever: the LORD shall rejoice in his of thy thunder they hasted away.

works. 8 They go up by the mountains; they 32 He looketh on the earth, and it tremgo down by the valleys unto the place bleth: he toucheth the hills, and they which thou hast founded for them. smoke.

9 Thou hast set a bound that they may 33 I will sing unto the LORD as long as not pass over ; that they turn not again to I live: I will sing praise unto my God cover the earth.

while I have my being: 10 He sendeth the springs into the val- 34 My meditation of him shall be sweet: leys, which run among the hills. I will be glad in the LORD.

11 They give drink to every beast of the 35 Let the sinners be consumed out of field: the wild asses quench their thirst. the earth, and let the wicked be no more.

12 By them shall the fowls of the hea- Bless thou the LORD, O my soul. Praise ven have their habitation, which sing ye the LORD. among the branches.

PSALM CV. bers: the earth is satisfied with the fruit

upon his name: make known his of thy works.

deeds among the people. 14° He causeth the grass to grow for the 2 Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him: cattle, and herb for the service of man: talk ye of all bis wondrous works. that he may bring forth food out of the earth: 3 Glory ye in his holy name: let the

15 And wine that maketh glad the heart heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD. of man, and oil to make his face to shine, 4 Seek the Lord, and his strength: and bread which strengtheneth man's seek his face evermore. heart.

5 Remember his marvellous works that 16 The trees of the Lord are full of he hath done ; his wonders, and the judgsap; the cedars of Lebanon, which he ments of his mouth; hath planted ;

6 O ye seed of Abraham his servant, 17 Where the birds make their nests : ye children of Jacob his chosen as for the stork, the fir-trees are her house. 7 He is the LORD our God: his judg.

18 The high hills are a refuge for the ments are in all the earth. wild goats; and the rocks for the conies. 8 He hath remembered his covenant

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