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6 For he hath said in his poor committeth himself unto heart, Tush, I shall never be thee; for thou art the helper caltdown: there shall no harm of the friendless. happen unto me.
T !7 Break thou the power of His mouth is full of cur, the ungodly and malicious : fing, deceit, and fraud : undertake away his ungodliness, and his tongue is ungodliness and thou fhalt find none. vanity.
18 The Lord is King for 8 He fitteth lurking in the eyer and ever: and the heathen thievish corners of the ftreets are perished out of the land. and privily in his lurking dens 19 Lord, thou haft heard doth he murder the innocent; the desire of the poor : thou his eyes are set against the poor. prepareft their heart, and thine
9 For he lieth waiting fe-ear hearkeneth thereto. cretly, even as a lion lurketh 20 To help the facherless he in his den, that he may ra and poor unto their right: thạc vish the poor.
the man of the earth be no - 10 He doth ravish the poor, more exalted against them. when he getteth them into his
PSALM II. net. .
I He falleth down, and TN the Lord put I my truft: humbleth himself, that thecon | how say ye then to my soul, gregation of the poor may fall that she should fee as a bird into the hands of his captains. unto the hill ?
12 He hath said in his heart, 2 For lo, the ungodly bend Tush, God hath forgotten: he their bow, and make ready hideth away his face, and he their arrows within the quiver, will never see it.
that they may privily shoot at 13 Arise, O Lord God, and them which are true of heart. lift up thine hand : forget not. 3 For the foundations will the poor.
| be cast down; and what hath 14 Wherefore jould the the righteous done? wicked blafpheme God: while 4 The Lord is in his holy hę doth say in his heart, Tush, temple: the Lord's seat is in thou God carest not for it. heaven.
15 Surely thou hast seen it: 5 His eyes consider the for thou beholdest ungodliness poor; and his eye-lids try the and wrong.
| children of men. 16 Thaç thou mayest take 6 The Lord alloweth the the matter into thy hand : the righteous; but the ungodly,
Temple: the ord is in his has
for thou bely thou hafter it.
and him that delighteth in 7 The words of the Lord wickedness doch his soul ab. are pure words ; even as the hor.
filver, which from the earth is Upon the ungodly he shall tried, and purified seven times rain fnares, fire and brimstone, in the fire. storm and tempest: this shall 8 Thou shalt keep them, o be their portion to drink. Lord; thou shalt preserve him
8 For the righteous Lord from this generation for ever, loveth righteousness: his coun- 9 The ungodly walk on tenance will behold the thing every side: when they are exthat is just.
alted, the children of men are
put to rebuke. PSALM 12.
T OW long wilt thou forT TElp me, Lord, for there n get me, O Lord, for
O is not one godly man ever ? how long wilt thou hide left: for the faithful are mi thy face from me ? nished from among the chil. 2 How long shall I feek dren of men.
counsel in my foul, and be so 2 They talk of vanity every vexed in my heart ? how long one with his neighbour: they shall mine enemies triumph do bur flatter with their lips, over me? and dissemble in their double 3 Consider and hear me, O heart.
Lord my God; lighten mine 3 The Lord shall root out all eyes, that I fcep not in death: deceitful lips, and the tongue 4 Lelt mine enemy say, I thar speakech proud things. have prevailed against him:
4 Which have said, With tor if I be cast down, they that our tongue will we prevail : trouble me will rejoice ac it. we are they that ought to 5 But my trust is in thy speak,' who is Lord over mercy; and my heart is joyful us?
in thy salvation. 5 Now for the comfortless 6 I will sing of the Lord, troubles fake of the needy, because he hath dealt so lovingand because of the deep figh. ly with me : yea, I will praise ing of the poor;
the Name of the Lord most 6 I will up, faith the Lord, Highelt. and will help every one from 1 . PSALM 14. him that swelleth ayainit him, I THE fool' hath said in his and will fet him at rest.'
heart; There is no God,
that focal lips, and the cout all/eyes, tha
minable one that plad.
2. They are corrupt, and the Lord turneth the captivity become abominable in their of his people, then shall Jacob doings: there is none that rejoice, and Israel shall be doeth good, no not one. glad.
3 The Lord looked down from heaven upon the children PSALM 15. of men, to see if there were any that would understand,
r Ord, who shall dwell in and seek after God.
I thy tabernacle? or who 4 But they are all gone out of
shall rest upon thy holy the way they are altogether be
hill? come abominable: there is none
1 2 Even he that leadeth an that doth good, no not one. uncorrupt life, and doth the
6 Their throat is an open thing which isright, and speak. sepulchre, with their tongues
eth the truth from his heart. have they deceived: the poison
3 He that hath used no of asps is under their lips.
deceit in his tongue, nor done 6 Their mouth is full of evil to his neighbour; and hath cursing and bitterness : their not slandered his neighbour. . feet are swift to shed blood.
4 He that fetteth not by 7 Destruction and unhappi
ini. himself, but is lowly in his ness is in their ways, and the own eyes; and maketh much way of peace have they not
of them that fear the Lord. . known: there is no fear ofl. 5 He that iweareth unto his God before their eyes.
neighbour, and disappointech 8 Have they no knowledge,
him not, though it were to that they are all such workers
I his own hinderance. : of mischief: eating up my
6 He that hath not given his people as it were bread, and
money upon usury, nor taken call not upon the Lord ? reward against the innocent.
o There were they brought! 7 Wholo doeth thelethings, in great fear, even where no in great fear even where nol lhall never fall. fear was : for God is in the ge
PSALM 16. neration of the righteous.
10 As for you, ye have D Reserve me, O God, for in made a mock at the counsel of thee have l put my trust. the poor, because he putteth 2 O my soul, thou hast said his trust in the Lord.
unto the Lord; Thou art my TI Who shall give salvation God, my goods are nothing unto Israel out of Sion? When' unto thee.
shall have great thing that is equalproyed and
giving me thank the Lord for li 5 o holdt
3 All my delight is upon the that goeth not out of f¢igned faints that are in the earth, and lips. upon such as excel in virtue. Let my sentence come
4 But they that run after forth from thy presence ; and another god, shall have great let thine eyes look upon the trouble.
5 Their drink-offerings of 3 Thou hast proyed and blood will I not offer ; neither visited mine heart in the nightmake mention of their names season; thou hast tried me, and within my lips.
shalt find no wickedness in me: 6 The Lord himself is the for I am utterly purposed that portion of mine inheritance, my mouth shall not offend. and of my cup: thou shalt 14. Because of men's works maintain niy lot
that are done against the words 7 The lot is fallen unto me of thy lips, I have kept me in a fair ground: yea, I have from the ways of the destroyer. a goodly heritage.
5 Q hold thou up my go8 I will thank the Lord forings in thy paths, thạt my giving me warning: my reins footsteps dip not. also chasten me in the night. 6 I have called upon thee, season.
God, for thou shalt hear me: 9 I have set God always be. I incline thine ear to me, and fore me : for he is on my right hearken unto my words. hand, therefore I shall not fall. 7 Shew thy marvellous lo
10 Wherefore my heart was ving kindness, thou that are glad, and my glory rejoiced; the Saviour of them which put my Aesh also shall rest in hope their trust in thee, from such
11 For why? thou shale not as resist thy right hand. leave my soul in hell ; neither 8 Keep me as the apple of shalt thou suffer thy holy One an eye: hide me under the to see corruption.
shadow of thy wings, 12 Thou shalt shew me the 9 From the ungodly that path of life; in thy presence i trouble mę. Mine enemies is the fulness of joy; and at compass me round about to thy right hand there is pleafure take away my soul. for evermore.
10 They are inclosed in PSALM 17. their own fat; and their mouth TJEar the right, O Lord, speaketh proud things. 11 consider my complaint, 11 They lie waiting in our and hearken unto my prayer, / way on every side, turning
their eyes down to the ground. Aowings of ungodliness made
12 Like as a lion that is me afraid. greedy of his prey; and as it 4 The pains of hell came
were a lion's whelp, lurking about me: the snares of death E in secret places. : overtook me.
13 Up, Lord, disappoint 5 In my trouble I will call * him, and cast him down : deli- upon the Lord ; and complain
ver my soul from the ungod- unto my God. & ly, which is a sword of thine : 6 So shall he hear my voice
14 From the men of thy out of his holy temple ; and hand, O Lord, from the men, my complaint shall come beI say,and from the evil world, fore him, it shall enter even
which have their portion in into his ears. to this life, whose bellies thou 7 The earth trembled and fillest with thy hid treasure. quaked; the very foundations
15 They have children at also of the hills shook, and I their desire, and leave the rest were removed, because he was
of their substance for their wroth. babes.
. 8 There went a smoke out 23 16 But as for me, I will in his presence; and a confumnë behold thy presence in righte-ing fire out of his mouth, so
ousness; and when I awake that coals were kindled at it.
up after thy likeness, I shall 9 He bowed the heavens - be satisfied with it... also, and came down; and it
was dark under his feet. PSALM 18
10 He rode upon the Cheo
rubins, and did fly, he came I Will love thee, O Lord, Aying upon the wings of the I my strength; the Lord is wind. my stony rock,and my defence; u He made darkness his fe. my Saviour, my God, and my cret place : his pavilion round
might, in whom I will trust, my about him with dark water,and 6 buckler, the horn also of my thick clouds to cover him. bi salvation, and my refuge. 12 At the brightness of his
2 I will call upon the Lord, presence his clouds removed which is worthy to be praised: hail-stones, and coals of fire. so shall I be safe from mine - 13 The Lord also thundered enemies.
out of heaven, and the High3 The forrows of death est gave his thunder, hailcompassed me; and the over- ftones, and coals of fire.
fied with iness, 1 Mai that coals