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David's complatnt.


God's love to mar mercy ; und in thy fear will I worship. 6 Arise, O LORD, in thine anger, toward thy holy temple

lift up thyself, because of the rage ví 8 Lead nie,' LORD, in thy right-Dune enemies; and awake for me to eousness, hecause of init.e enemies; the judgment that thou hast commake thy way straight before iny face manded.

y for there is no faithfulness in 7 So shall the congregation of the their inouth; their inward part is very people compass thee about: 'for wickedness ; their throat is an open their sakes, therefore, return thou on sepulchre ; they flatter with their high. tongue.

8 The LORD shall judge the people, 10 Destroy thou them, o God; let judge me, 0 LORD, according to iny them fall by their own counsels : cast righteousness, and according to mine them out in the multitude of their integrity that is in ine. transgressions ; for they have rebelled 90 let the wickedness of the wicked against thee.

come to an end ; hut establish the just : 11 But let all those that put their for the righteous God trietb the hearts trust in thee rejoice: let them ever and reins. shout for joy, because thou defendest 10 My, defence is of God, which them : let them also that love thy naine saveth the upright in heart. Le joyful in thee.

I! God judgeth the righteous, and 12 For thou, LORD, will bless the God is angry with the wicked every righteous; with favour wilt thou com- day. pass him as with a shield.

i2 If he turn not, he will whet his PSALM VI.

sword; he hath bent his bow, and To the chief Musician on Nevinoth up-inade it ready.

on Sheminith. A Psalm of David. 1.3 He hath also prepared for him O LORD, rebr:ke me not in thine the instruments of death; be or

anger, neither chasten me in thy daineth his arrows against the persebot displeasure.

cutors. 2 Have mercy upon me, O LORD ; 14 Behold, he travaileth with iniquifor I am weak: 'O LORD, heal me; for 15, and hath conceived mischief, and my bones are rexed.

brought forth falsehood. 3 My soul is also sore rexed: but 15 He inade a pit, and digged it, thou, O LORD, how long?

and is fallen into the ditch which he 4 Return, O LORD, deliver my soul : made. O save ine for thy mercies' sake.

16 His mischief shall return upon 5 For in death there is no remem- his own head, and his violent dealbrance of thee: in the grave who shall ing shall come down upon his own give thee thanks?

pate. 6 I am weary with my groaning ; all 17 I will praise the LORD accordthe aight make my bed to swim: 1 ing to his righteousness; and will sing water my couch with iny tears. praise to the name of the LORD Most

7 Mine eye is consumed because of High. grief; it waxeth old because of all

PSALM VIII. inine enemies.

To the chief Musician upon Gittith. 8 Depart froin me, all ye workers of

A Psalm of David. iniquity for the LORD bath heard the LORD our Lord, how. excellent voice of my weeping:

is thy name in all the earth! 9 The LORD hath heard my suppli- who hast sei thy glory above the heacation ; the LORD will receive my vens. prayer.

2 Out of the mouth of babes and 1o Let all mine enemies be ashamed sucklings hast thou ordained strength, and sore vexed : let them return and because of thine eneinies; that thou be ashamed suddenly.

mightest still the enemy and the avenPSALM VII.

ger. Shirgaion of David, which he sang un 3 When I consider thy heavens, the

in the LORD, concerning the words work of thy fingers; the moon and the of Cush the Benjamite.

stars, which thou hast ordained ; LORD. my God, in thee do I put my

4 What is man, that thou art mindful frust: save me from all thein that of him and the son of man, that thou persecute me, and deliver me; visitest hiin?

2 Lest he tear my soul like a lion, 5 For thou hast made hiin a little rending it in pieces, while there is none I lower than the angels, and hast crownto deliver.

ed him with glory and honour. 3 O LORD my God, if I have done 6 Thou madest him to have domi. this; if there be iniquity in my nion over the works of thy hands hands :

thou hast put all things under his 4 If I have rewarded evil unto him feet : that was at peace with ine; (yea, I 7 All sheep and oxen, yea, and the bave delivered him that without cause beasts of the field; as mine eneniy ;)

8 The fowl of the air, and the fish of 5 let the enemy persecute my soul, the sea, and what svever passerh through and take it ; yea, let him tread' down the paths of the seas. my life upon the earth, and lay mine 90 LORD our ::, how excellent honour in tbe dust. Selah.

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The outrage of the wicked. PSALMS.

David's contence. PSALM IX.

secute the onor: let them be taken to the chief Musician upon Muth-lab in the devices taat they have ima. tren. A Psalm of David.

gined. I WILL praise thee, 0 LORD, with my 3 For the wicked boastech of his

whole heart; I will slew forth all heart's desire, and blesseth the covetthy marvellous works.

whom the LORD abhorreth. 2 I will be glad and rejoice in thee : The wicked, through the pride I will sing praise to thy name, O thou of his countenance, will not seeks Most High

after God: God is not in all his 3 When mine enemies are turned thoughts. back, they shall fall and perish at thy 5 His ways are always grievous; thy presence.

judgments are far above out of his 4 For thou hast maintained my right sight: as for all his enemies, he putlend my cause; thou sattest in the eth at them. throne judging right.

6 He hath said in his heart, I shall 5 Thou hast rebuked the heathen, not be moyed : for 1 shall never be in thou bast destroyed the wicked, thou adversity. tast put out their name for ever and 7 His mouth is full of cursing and ever.

deceit and fraud; under his tongue is 60 thou eneiny! destructions are mischief and ranity. come to a perpetual end; and thou 8 He sitteth in the lurking places of bast destroyed cities; their memorial the villages; in the secret places doth is perished with them.

he murder the innocent: his eyes are * But the LORD shall endure for privily set against tbe poor. ever: he hath prepared his throne for 9 He lieth in wait secretly, as a lion judgment;

in his den: he lieth in wait to catch 8 And he shall judge the world in the poor : he doth catch the poor, righteousness, he shall minister judg. when he draweth bim into bis net. Dient to the people in uprightness. 10 He croucheth, and humbleth bim.

9 The LORD also will be a refuge for self, that the poor may fall by his strong the oppressed, a refuge in times of ones. trouble.

11 He hath said in his heart, God 10 And they that know thy name hath forgotten : he hideth his face; he will put their trust in thee: for thou, will never see it. LORI), bast not forsaken them that 12 Arise, O LORD; O God, lift up seek thee.

thine hand : forget not the humble. 11 Sing praises to the LORD, which 13 Wherefore doth the wicked condwelleth in Zion: declare among the temn God? he hath said in his heart, people his doings.

Thou wilt not require it. 12 When he maketh inquisition for 14 Thou hast seen it; for thou beblood, he remembereth them: he for. holdest mischief and spite, to requitet getteth not the cry of the humble. with thy hand : the poor comuniteti

13 Have mercy upon ine, O LORD ; himself unto thee; thou art the belper ronsider my trouble which I suffer of of the fatherless. tbein that hate me, thou tha, liftest me 15 Break thou the arın of the wicked up from the gates of death :

and the evil man : seek out his wicked14 That I may shew forth all thy ness till thou find none. praise in the gates of the laughter 16 The LORD is King for ever and of Zion I will rejoice in thy salva. ever: the heathen are perished out of tion,

his land. 15 The heathen are sunk down in

17 LORD, thou hast heard the desire she pit rrat they made : in the net of the humble: thou wilt prepare their which taey hid is their own foot heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to taken. 16 The LORD is known by the judge

15 to judge the fatherless and the opment which he executeth: ihe wicked pressed, that the man of the earth may is snared in the work of his own hands. no more oppress. Higgaion. Selah. 17 The wicked shall be turned into

PSALM XI. kell, and all the nations that forget To the chief Musician. a Psalm of God.

David. 18 for the needy shall not always be in the LORD put my trus? how say forgotten : the expectation of the poor ye to my soul, Flee as a bird to your shall not perish for ever..

mointain ? 19 Arise, O LORD; let not man pre 2 l'or, lo, the wicked hend their bow, vail ; let tie heatheo be judged in thy they make ready their arrow upon the sight.

string, that they may privily shoot at 20 Put thern in fear, O LORD; that the upriglit in heart. the nations may know themselves to be 3 If the foundations be destroyed, but inen. Selah.

what can the righteous do? PSALM X.

4 The LORD is in his holy temple, WHY standest thou afar off, O LORD? the LORD's throne is in heaven: hi

why hidest thou thyself in times eyes behold, bis eye-lids try the chile of trouble? The wicked in his pride doth per

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David's complatnt.


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ORD loveth 6 Ye have shamed the counsel of cenance doth the poor ; because the LORD is his re

fuge. 11.

7 Oh that the salvation of Israel were upon Sheminith. come out of Zion! When the LORD David.

bringeth back the captivity of his pecor the godly man ple, Jacob shall rejoice, and Israel shah

se faithful fail from be glad. among the in of inen.

PSALM XV. 2 They speaa vanity every one with

A Psalm of David. his neighbour with datiering lips; LORD, who shall abide in thy taberand with a double heart, do they nacle? who shall dwell in thy holy speak.

bill? 3 The LORD shall cut off all Aattering 2 He that walketh uprightly, and lips, and the tongue that-speaketh proud worketh righteousness, and speakesh things;

the truth in his heart. 4 Who have said, With our tongue 3 He that backbiteth not with his will we prevail; our lips are our own :tongue, nor doeth evil to his neigh. who is lord over us?

bour, nor taketh up a reproach against 5 For the oppression of the poor, his neighbour. for the sighing of the needy, now will 4 In whose eyes a vile person is conI arise, saith the LORD;''I will set temned; but he honoureth them that him in safety from him that putseth at fear the LORD. He that sweareth to bim.

his own burt, and changeth not. 6 The words of the LORD are pure 5 He that putteth not out his money words; as silver tried in a furnace of to usury, nor taketh reward against the eartb, purified seven times.

innocent. He that doeth these things 7 Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, shall never be moved. thou shalt preserve them from this gen

PSALM XVI. eration for ever.

Michtam of David. seThee wicked walk on every side, PRESERVE me, o God: for in thes when the vilest

do I put my trust. PSALM XIII.

2 O my soul, thou hast said unto the To the chief Musician. A Psalm of LORD, Thou art my Lord : my goodDavid.

ness extendeth not to thee; How long wilt thou forget me, 3 But to the saints that are in the

LORD! for ever? How long wilt earth, and to the excellent, in whom xx thou hide thy face froin me?

all my delight. ? How long shall I take counsel in 4 Their sorrows shall be multiplied my soul, having sorrow in my heart that hasten after another god : thes daily? how long shali mine enemy be drink-offerings of blood will I not exalted over ine?

offer, nor take up their names into my 3 Consider and hear me, O LORD my lips. God; lighten mine eyes, lest I sleep 5 The LORD is the portion of mine Ebe sleep of death;

inheritance, and of my cup: tbou 4 Lest mine enemy say, i have pre- maintainest my lot. Vailed against hiin; and those that The lines are fallen unto me in trouble me rejoice when I am moved. pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly

5 But I have trusted in thy mercy; heritage. my heart shall rejoice in thy salva 7 I will bless the LORD, who hath tion.

given ine counsel; my reins also in6 I will sing unto the LORD, be-struct me in the night-seasons. cause he hath dealt bountifully with 8 I have set the LORD always before me.

me: because he is at my right band, 1 PSALM XIV.

sball not be moved. To the chief Musician. A Psalm of 9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my David.

glory rejoiceth; my flesh also shall rest The fool hath said in his heart, There, in hope

10 For thou wilt not leave my soul in they have done abominable works : hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Hothere is none that doeth good.

ly One to see corruption. 2 The LORD looked down from hea. 11 Thou wilt shew me the path of ven upon the children of men, to see lise : in thy presence is fulness of joy ; 3f there were any that did understand, at thy right hand there are pleasures and seek God.

for evermore. 3 They are all gone aside, they are

PSALM XVII. <!l together become flthy: there is none

A Prayer of David. that doeth good, no, not one.

unto my cry i


David praiseth God for


his manifold blessings. prayer, that goeth not out of feigned 6 In my distress I called upon the lips.

LORD, and cried unto my God: he ? Let my sentence come forth from heard my voice out of his temple, and shy presence ; let thine eyes behold my cry came before hiin, even into his the things that are equal.

3 Thou bast proved mine heart ; 7 Then the earth shook and trem. thou hast visited me in the night; thou bled; the foundations also of the hills Last tried me, ana shalt find nothing : moved and were shaken, because he I am purposed that my mouth shall was wroth. tot transgress.

8. There went up a smoke out of 4 Concerning the works of men, by his nostrils, and fire out of his mouth the word of thy lips I have kept me devoured : coals were kindled by it. from the paths of the destroyer.

9 He bowed the heavens ako, and 5 Hold up my goings in thy paths, came down: and darkness was under that my footsteps slip not.

his feet. 6 I have called upon thee; for thou 10 And he rode upon a cherub, and wilt hear me, o God incline thine ear did fly, yea, he did 'fly upon the wings unto me, and hear my speech.

of the wind 7 Shew thy marvellous loving-kind 1 He made darkness his secret ness, O thou that savest by thy right place: his pavilion round about him hand them which put their trust in were dark waters and thick clouds of thee froin those that rise up against the skies. them.

12 At the brightness that was before 8 Keep me as the apple of the him !is thick clouds passed; bail-stones eye ; hide me under the shadow of thy and coals of fire. wings,

13 The LORD also thundered in the From the wicked that oppress me, heavens, and the Highest gave his from my deadly enemies who compass voice ; hail-stones and coals of fire. me about.

14 Yea, he sent out his arrows, and 10 They are enclosed in their own scattered them; and be shot out lightfat : with ibeir mouth they speak nings, and discomfited them. proudly.

15 Then the channels of waters were 11 They have now compassed us in seen, and the foundations of the our steps; they have set their eyes world were discovered at thy rebuke, bowing down to the earth ;

O LORD, at the blast of the breath of 12 Like as a lion that is greedy of his thy nostrils. prey, and as it were a young lion lurk 16 He sent from above, he took me, ing in secret places.

he drew me out of many waters. 13 Arise, O LORD, disappoint him,

17 He delivered me froin my strong cast him down: deliver my soul from enemy, and from them wbich hated the wicked, which is thy sword : me : for they were too strong for me.

14 Froin men which are thy hand, 19 They prevented me in the da O LORD, from men of the world, of my calamity: but the LORD was iny which have their portion in this life, stay. and whose belly thou fillest with thy 19 He brought me forth also into a hid treasure : they are full of children, large place : he delivered me, because and leave the rest of their substance to be delighted in me. their babes.

20 The LORD rewarded me accord15 As for me, I will bebold thy face ing to my righteousness, according to in righteousness: shall be satisfied, the cleanness of my hands hath he rewhen I awake, with thy likeness. compensed me. PSALM XVII.

21 For I have kept the ways of the To the chief Musician. A Psalm of LORD, and have not wickedly depart

David, the servant of the LORD, who ed from my God. spake unto the LORD the words of 22 For all his judgments were before this song in the day that the LORD me, and I did not put away his statutes delivered him from the hand of all from ine. his eneinies, and from the hand of 23 I was also upright before him, Saul: and he said,

and I kept myself from mine iniWILL love thee, O LORD, my quity. strength.

24 Therefore hath the LORD recom9 The LORD is my rock, and my for- pensed me according to my righteoustre and my deliverer, my God, myness, according to the cleanness of my strengto, in whom I will trust; my hands in his eye-sight. buckler, and the born of iny salvation, 25 With the merciful thou wilt and my high tower.

shew thyself merciful ; with an up3 1 will call upon the LORD, who is right man thou wilt shew thyself upworthy to be praised : so sball I be right; saved from mine enemies.

26 With the pure thou wilt sbew thv. 4 The sorrows of death compassed self pure ; and with the froward thou me, and the floods of ungodly men wilt shew thyself froward. wade me airaid.

27 For thou wilt save the afflicted 5 The sorrows of hell compassed me people; but wilt bring down bigla about ; the spares of death prevented looks. me.

28 For thou wilt light my candle !

Daid praiseth God for his mercy, PSALMS. and prayeth for grace. the LORD my God will enlighten my THE hearens declare the glory of

29 For hy thee I have run through a bis handy-work. troop; and by my God have I leaped 2 Day unto day, uttereth speech, over a wall.

and night unto night sheweth know 30 As for God, his way is perfect : ledge. the word of the LORD is tried; he is a 3 There is no speech nor language buckler to all those that trust in him. where their voice is not heard.

31 For who is God save the LORD? 4 Their line is gone out through all or who is a rock save our God? the eartlı, and their words to the end

32 It is God that girdeth me with of the world. In them hath he set a strength, and maketh my way per- tabernacle for the sun; fect.

5 Which is as a bridegroom coming 33 He maketh my feet like hinds' ont of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a feet, and setleth ine upon any high strong man to run a race. places.

6 His going forth is from the end of 34 He teacheth my hands to war, so the heaven, and his circuit unto the that a bow of steel is broken by mine ends of it: and there is nothing hid arms.

froin the heat thereof. 35 Thou hast also given me the shield 7 The law of the LORD is perfect, of thy salvation : and thy right hand converting the soul : the testimorý bath bolden me up, and thy gentleness of the LORD is sure, making wise the hath made me great.

simple : 36 Thou bast enlarged my steps un 8 The statutes of the LORD are right, der me, that my feet did not slip. rejoicing the heart: the commandnieni

37 I have pursued mine enemies, and of the LORD is pure, enlightening the overtaken them: neither did I turn eyes: again till they were consumed.

9 The fear of the LORD is clean, 38 I have wounded them that they enduring for ever : the judgments of were not able to rise : they are fallen the LORD arc true and righteous al. under my feet.

together. 39 For thou hast girded me with 10 More to be desired are they than strength unto the battle: thou hast suh- gold, yea, than much tine gold ; sweet dued under me those that rose up er also than horey and the 'honey. against me.

comb. 40 Thou hast also given me the necks 11 Moreorer, by them is thy serran: of mine enemies, that I might destroy warned : and in keeping of them there thein that hate me.

is great reward. 41 They cried, but there was none to 12 Who can understand his errors? save them : een unto the LORD, but cleanse thou me from secret faults. he answered them not.

13 Keep back thy servant also from 42 Then did I beat them small as the presumptuous sins ; let them not have dus!, before the wind : I did cast them dominion over me: then shall I be upout as the dirt in the streets.

right, and I shall be innocent from tae 43 Thou hast delivered me from the great transgressio). strivings of the people ; and thou hast 14 Let the words of my month, and made me the head of the heathen: a the ineditation of my heart, be accept people whom I have not known shall able in thy sight, o LORD, my strength serve me.

and my redeemer. 44 As soon as they hear of me, they

PSALM XX. shall obey me: the strangers shali sub To the chief Musician. A Psalm of mit themselves tinto me.

David. 15 The strangers shable fade away, THE LORD hear thee in the day of and be of their close ces.

Jacob defend thee. 146 The LORD liveth ; and hlessed be 2 Send thee help from the sanctuary, my rock ; and let the God of my sal- and strengthen thee out of Zion. vation be exalted.

3 Remeinber all thy offerings, and 47 It is God that avengeth me, and accept thy burnt-sacritice. Selah. subdueth the people under me.

4 Grant thee according to thine cws 48 He delivereth me from mine heart, and fulfil all thy counsel. enemies; yea, thou lifrest me up '5 We will rejoice in thy salvation, above those that rise up against me and in the name of our God we wil thou hast delivered ine from the vio-set up our banners: the LORD fulú lent man.

all thy petitions. 49 Therefore will I give thanks unto 6 Now know I that the LORD sarelb thee, O LORD, among the heathen, and his anointed : he will hear him fronx sing praises unth suy name.

his holy heaven with the saying strength 50 Greit deliverance giveth he in his of his right hand. Ring; and she weth mercy to his anoint 7 Some trust in chariots, and som. ed, to Darid, and to his seed for ever- in horses : but we will remember the inore.

name of the LORD Or God. PSALM XIX.

8 They are brought down and fall To the chier Musician.' A Psalm of en: but we are inen, and stand tips



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