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22 Yea, I hate them rights 9 Let the mischief of their sore; even as though they own lips fall upon the head of were mine enemies.

them that compass me about. 23 Try me, o God, and seek 10 Let hot burning coals fall, the ground of my heart; prove upon them; let them be cast me, and examine my thoughts.linto the fire, and into the pit,

24 Look well if there be that they never rise up again. any way of wickedness in me, 1 A man full of words shall and lead me in the way ever- not prosper upon the earth; Jasting,

evil shall hunt the wicked per

son to overthrow him. P s A LM 140.

12 Sure I am that the Lord Eliver me, O Lord, from will avenge the poor, and! U the evil man, and pre- maintain the cause of the help Ierve me from the wicked man; (less.

2 Who imagine mischief in 13 The righteous also shall) their hearts, and stir up strife give thanks unto thy Name, all the day long

and the just shall continue in .. 3 They have sharpened their thy sight. tongues like a serpent; adders P SALM 141. poison is under their lips.

4 Keep me, O Lord, from L thee unto me, and conthe hands of the ungodly; pre- lider my voice, when I cry serye me from the wicked men, unto thee. who are purposed to over-1 2 Let my prayer be set forth ļhrow my goings

in thy sight as the incense, and 5 The proud have laid a let the lifting up of my hands Snare for me, and spread a net be an evening sacrifice. abroad with cords; yea, and 3 Set a watch, O Lord, beser traps in my way."

fore my mouth, and keep the 6 I said unto the Lord, Thou door of my lips. art my God; hear the voice of 4 O let not mine heart be my prayers, O Lord. inclined to any evil thing; let

7 O Lord God, thou strength me not be occupied in ungodof iny health; thou hast cover- ly works, with the men that ed my head in the day of battle. work wickedness, lest I eat of

8 Let not the ungodly have such things as please chem. his deire, O Lord; let not his 5 Let the righteous rather mischievous imagination pro- smite me friendly, and re. (per, left they be too proud. prove me.

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Ś I had no place to flee un7 Let their judges be över- to, and no man cared for my p irown in ftony places, that soul. p ney may hear my words, for 6 I cried unto thee, O whey are sweet.

| Lord, and said, Thou art my 8 Our bones lie scattered be. hope, and my portion in the ore the pit, like as when one land of the living.

reaketh and heweth wood in Consider my complaint ; -ipon the earth.

for I am brought very low. 9 But mine eyes look un- | 8 o deliver me from my to thee, O Lord God; in persecutors; for they are too ..thee is my trust, О cast not trong for me. out my soul.

19 Bring my soul out of pri10 Keep me from the snare son, that I may give thanks that they have laid for me, and unto thy Name, which thing

from the traps of the wicked if thou wilt grant me, then 1 doers.

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be justified. į I poured out my com. 3 For the enemy hath perplaints before him, and shew. secuted my soul, he hath sinit. ed him of my trouble. cen my life down to the ground,

3 When my spirit was in he hath laid me in the darkheaviness, thou knewest mynefs, as the men that have path; in the way wherein I been long dead. . walked have they privily laid 4. Therefore is my spirit a snare for me.

vexed within me, and my heart 4 I looked also upon my within me is desolate.

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5 Yet do I remember the my hands to war, and my time past, I muse upon all fingers to fight; thy works; yea, I exercise 2 My hope and my fortress, myself in the works of thy my castle and deliverer, my hands.

defender, in whom I trust, 6 I stretch forth my hands who subdueth my people that. unto thee; my soul gaspeth is under me. unto thee as a thirsty land. 1 3 Lord, what is man, that

7 Hear me, O Lord, and thou hast such respect unto that foon, for my spirit waxeth him; or the son of man, that faint; hide not thy face from thou so regarded him? me, lest I be like unto them 4. Man is like a thing of that go down into the pit. nought; his time passeth away

8 O let me hear thy loving like a shadow. kindness betimes in the inorn- 5 Bow thy heavens, O ing, for in thee is my trust; Lord, and come down; touch few thou me the way that I the mountains, and they shall should walk in, for í lift up smoke. my soul unto thee.

6 Cast forth thy lightning, 9 Deliver me, O Lord, and tear them; shoot out thine from mine enemies; for I fee arrows, and consume them. unto thee to hide me.

7 Send down thine hand 10 Teach me to do the from above; deliver me, and thing that pleaseth thee, for take me out of the great wathou art my God; let thy lov- ters, from the hand of strange ing Spirit lead me forth into children; the land of righteousness. I 8 Whose mouth talketh of

11 Quicken me, O Lord, vanity, and their right hand for thy Name's sake, and for is a right hand of wickedness. thy righteousness fake bring 9 I will sing a new song my soul out of trouble. unto thee, O God, and ling

12 And of thy goodness Nay praises unto thee upon a tenmine enemies, and destroy all itringed lute. . them that vex my soul, for I 10 Thou hast given victo. am thy servant.

ry unto kings, and hast deli

vered David thy servant from PSALM 144. the peril of the sword.

II Save 'me, and deliver D Lessed be the Lord my me from the hand of strange D strength, who teacheth children, whose mouth talk.

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mine enemies, and are for I'

10 Things, and halt from

eth of vanity, and their right! 6 So that men shall speak hand is a right hand of ini- of the might of thy marvellous quity.

acts, and I will also tell of 12 That our fons may grow thy greatness. up as the young plants, and 7 The memorial of thine that our daughters may be as abundant kindness shall be the polished corners of the Thewed, and men shall fing temple.

of thy righteousness. 13 That our garners may be 8 The Lord is gracious, and full and plenteous with all man. merciful, long-suffering, and ner of store; that our sheep of great goodness. may bring forth thousands, and 9 The Lord is loving unto ten thousands in our ítreets. every man, and his mercy is

14 That our oxen may be over all his works. strong to labour, that there be 10 All thy works praise thee, no decay; no leading into cap- O Lord, and thy saints give tivity, and no complaining in thanks unto thee. our streets.

I. 1 They shew the glory of 15 Happy are the people thy kingdom, and talk of chy that are in such a case; yea, | power; blessed are the people who have 12 That thy power, thy the Lord for their God. glory, and mightiness of thy

PSALM 145. kingdom might be known y Will magnify thee, O God, unto men.

my King, and I will praise 13 Thy kingdom is an everthy Name for ever and ever. lasting kingdom, and thy do

2 Every day will I give minion endureth throughout thanks unto thee, and praise all ages. thy Name for ever and ever. 14 The Lord upholdeth all

3 Great is the Lord, and such as fall, and lifreth up all marvellous, worthy to be praif those that are down. ed; there is no end of his 15 The eyes of all wait upon greatness.

thee, O Lord, and thou givest 4 One generation shall praise them their mear in due season. thy works unto another, and 16 Thou openest thine hand, declare thy power.

and fillest all things living with 5 As for me, I will be talk- plenteousness. ing of thy worship, thy glo. 17 The Lord is righteous ry, thy praise, and wonderous in all his ways, and holy in works ;

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18 The Lord is nigh unto 7 The Lord looseth men all them that call upon him ; out of prison ; the Lord givyea, all such as call upon himeth fight to the blind. faithfully. .

1 8 The Lord helpeth them 19 He will fulfil the desire that are fallen; the Lord careth of them that fear him ; he also for the righteous. will hear their cry, and will 9 The Lord careth for the help them.

strangers, he defendeth the fa. 20 The Lord preserveth all therless and widow; as for the them that love him; but scat. way of the ungodly, he turntereth abroad all the ungodly. eth it upside down.

21 My mouth shall speak the 10 The Lord thy God, O praise of the Lord, and let ali Sion, shall be King for everAesh give thanks unto his holy more, and throughout all gear bor Name for ever and ever. nerations.

PSALM 146.
DRaise the Lord, O my soul, PSALM 147.

P while I live will I praise
the Lord; yea, as long as I Praise the Lord, for it
have any being, I will ling is a good thing to sing
praises unto my God. praises unto our God; yea, a

20 put not your trust in joyful and pleasant thing it is
princes, nor in any child of to be thankful.
man; for there is no help in 2 The Lord doth build up
them.

Jerusalem, and gather toges 3 For when the breath of ther the out-casts of Israel. man goeth forth, he shall turn 3 He healech' those thać again to his earth, and then are broken in heart, and give all his thoughts perish. Teth medicine to heal their

4 Blessed is he that hath the sickness. God of Jacob for his help, and 4 He telleth the number of whose hope is in the Lord his the stars, and calleth them all God;

by their names. 5 Who made heaven and 5 Great is our Lord, and carth, the fea, and all that great is his power; yea, and therein is; who keepeth his his wisdom is infinite. promise for ever;

6 The Lord fetteth up the 6 Who helpech them to right meek, and bringeth the un that suffer wrong; who feed- godly down to the ground, eth the hungry.

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