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468 Grievous state of the wicked. PSALMS. The ha state of the godu.

2 For he flattereth himself in his own those that wait upon the Lord, they shall eyes, until his iniquity be found to be inherit the earth. hateful.

10 For yet a little while, and the wick. 3. The words of his mouth are iniquity ed shall not be : yea, thou shalt diligently and deceit : he hath left off to be wise, consider his place, and it shall not be. and to do good

11 But the meek shall inherit the earth; 4 He deviseth mischief upon his bed ; and shall delight themselves in the abundhe setteth himself in a way that is not ance of peace. good; he abhorreth not evil.

12 The wicked plotteth against the just, 5 Thy mercy, O Lord, is in the heav- and gnaslieth upon him with his teeth. ens; and thy faithfulness reacheth unto 13 The LORD shall laugh at him : for the clouds.

he seeth that his day is coming. 6 Thy righteousness is like the great 14 The wicked have drawn out the mountains ; thy judgments are a great | sword, and have bent their bow, to cast deep : 0) Lord, thou preservest man

down the poor and needy, and to slay and beast.

such as be of upright conversation. 7 How excellent is thy loving-kind

15 Their sword shall enter into their ness, O God! therefore the children of own heart, and their bows shall be brokmen put their trust under the shadow of en. thy wings.

16 A little that a righteous man hath is 8 They shall be abundantly satisfied | better than the riches of many wicked. with the fatness of thy house; and thou 17 For the arms of the wicked shall be shalt make them drink of the river of thy broken : but the LORD upholdeth the pleasures.

righteous. 9 For with thee is the fountain of life : 18 The LORD knoweth the days of in thy light shall we see light.

the upright : and their inheritance shall 10 o continue thy loving-kindness unto be for ever. them that know thee; and thy righteous- 19 They shall not be ashamed in the ness to the upright in heart.

evil time: and in the days of famine they 11 Let not the foot of pride come shall be satisfied. against me, and let not the hand of the 20 But the wicked shall perish, and wicked remove me.

the enemies of the LORD shall be as the 12 There are the workers of iniquity | fat of lambs : they shall consume; into fallen : they are cast down, and shall not smoke shall they consume away. be able to rise.

21 The wicked borroweth, and payPSAL. XXXVII.

eth not again: but the righteous sheweth David persuadeth to patience and confi- mercy, and giveth.

dence in God, by the different state of 22 For such as be blessed of him shall the godly and the wickiil.

inherit the earth ; and they that be cursed A Psalm of David.

of him shall be cut off. TRET not thyself because of evil doers, 23 The steps of a good man are or workers of iniquity:

2 For they shall soon be cut down 24 Though he fall, he shall not be itlike the grass, and wither as the green terly cast clown: for the Lord upholdherb.

eth him with his hand. 3 Trust in the LORI), and do gool; 25 I have been young, and 1107 am so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily old; yet have I not seen the righteous thou shalt be fed.

forsaken, nor his sced begging bread. 4 Delight thyself also in the LORD; 26 lie is ever merciful, and lendeth; and he shall give thee the desires of thine and luis secu is blesscei. heart.

27 Depart from evil, and do good; and 5 Commit thy way unto the LORD; dwell for evermore. trust also in hiin; and he shall bring is 28 For the LORD loveth judgment, to pass.

and forsaketh not liis saints ; they are 6 And he shall bring forth thy right preserved for ever: but the seed of the eousness as the light, anci thy judgınent as wicked shall be cut ofl. the noon-day,

29 Therighteous shall inherit the land, 7 Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently and dwell therein for ever. for him : fret not thyself because of him 30 The mouth of the righteous speakwho prospereth in his way, because of eth wisdom, and liis tongue talketh of the man who bringeth wicked devices to judgment. pass.

31 The law of lis God is in his heart; 8 Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: none of his steps shall slide. fret not thyself in any wisc to do evil. 32 The wicked watchcth the righteous,

9 For evil doers shall be cut off: but and seeketh to slay him.

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David's complaint.

PSALMS.

The vanity of life. 469 33 The Lord will not leave him in and I was as a dumb man that openeth his hand, nor condemn him when he is not his mouth. judged.

14 Thus I was as a man that heareth 34 Wait on the LORD, and keep his not, and in whose mouth are no reproofs. way, and he shall exalt thee to inherit 15 For in thee, O LORD, do I hope : the land : when the wicked are cut off, thou wilt hear, O Lord my God. thou shalt see it.

16 For I said, Hear

nc, , lest otherwise 35 I have seen the wicked in great they should rejoice over me: when my power, and spreading himself like a green foot slippeth, they magnify themselves bav tree.

against me. 36 Yet he passed away, and lo, he was 17 For I am ready to halt, and my not: yea, I sought him, but he could not sorrow is continually before me. be found.

18 For I will declare mine iniquity ; 37 Mark the perfect man, and behold I will be sorry for my sin. the upright : for the end of that man is 19 But mine enemies are lively, and peace.

they are strong: and they that hate me 38 But the transgressors shall be de- wrongfully are multiplied. stroyed together : the end of the wicked 20 They also that render evil for good shall be cut off.

are mine adversaries ; because I follow 39 But the salvation of the righteous is the thing that good is. of the LORD ; he is their strength in the

21 Forsake me pot, O LORD: O my time of trouble.

God, be not far from me. 40 And the Lord shall help them, and 22 Make haste to help me, O Lord deliver them: he shall deliver them from the wicked, and save them, because they

PSAL. XXXIX. trust in him

1 David's care of liis thoughts. 4 His PSAL. XXXVIII.

consideration of the brevily and vanity David moveth God to take compassion of of lifi. 7 Reverence of God's judghis pitiful case.

menis, 10 his prayer, &c. A Psalm of David, to bring to remem- Tothe chief Musician, even to Jeduthun, brance.

A Psalm of David. O bome; rebuke me not in the wrath: I SAID, I will take heed to my ways:

in thy pleasure.

keep my mouth with a bridle, while the 2 For thine arrows stick fast in me, wicked is before me. and thy hand presseth me sore.

2 I was dumb with silence, I held my 3 There is no soundness in my flesh be- peace, even from good ; and my sorrow cause of thine anger ; neither is there any was stirred. rest in my bones because of my sin.

3 Ny heart was hot within me, while 4 For mine iniquities are gone over I was musing the fire burned : 1)en spake mine head: as an licavy burden they are I with my tongue. too heavy for me.

4 LOND, make me to know mine end, 5 My wounds stink, and are corrupt and the measure of my days, what it is i because of my foolishness.

that I may know how frail I am. 6 I am troublecl ; I am bowed down 5 Behoid, thou hast made my days as greatly ; I go mourning all the day an handbreadth; and mine age is as nothlong

ing before thee: verily every man at his 7 For my loins are filled with a loath- best state is altogether vanity. Selah. some disease: and there is no soundness 6 Surely every man (valketh in a vain in my flesh,

shew : surely they are disquieted in rain: 8 I am feeble and sore broken: I have he heapeth up riches, and knoweth not roared by reason of the disquietness of who shall gather them. my heart.

7 And now, LORD, what wait I for? 9 LORD, all my desire is before thee ; ) my hope is in thee. and my groaning is not hid from thee. 8 Deliver me from all my transgressions:

10 My heart panteth, my strength fail- make me not the reproach of the foolish. eth me: as for the light of mine eyes, it 9 I was dumb, I opened not my mouth; also is gone from me.

because thou didst it. 11 My lovers and my friends stand 10 Remove thy stroke away from me: I aloof from my sore ; and my kinsmen em consumed by the blow of thine hand. stand afar ofl.

11 When thou with rebukes dost cor12 They also that seek after my life rect man for iniquity, thou makest his lay shares for me : and they that seck my beauty to consume away like a moth: hurt speak mischievous things, and imag- surely every man is vanity. Selahı. ine deceits all the day long.

12 Heariny prayer, () LORD, and give 13 But I, as a deaf man, heard not ; ear unto my cry; hold not the peace at

470 Of trusting in God.

PSALMS.

God's care of the poor. my tears: for I am a stranger with thee, salvation say continually, the Lord be and a sojourner, as all my fathers were. magnified.

13 ) spare me, that I may recover 17 But I am poor and necdy; yet the strength, before I go hence, and be no LORD thinketh upon me: thou art my more.

help and my deliverer ; make no tarryPSAL. XL.

ing, O my God. 1 The benefit of confidence in God. 6

PSAL. XLI. Obedience is the best sacrifice. 11 The 1 Godle care of the poor. 5 David coifsense of David's evila inflameth his plairttth of his enemies treachery. prayer.

To the chief Musician, A Psalm of Darid. To the chicf Musician, A Psalm of David.

! WAITED patiently for the LORD; I

poor: the LORD will deliver him in and he inclined unto me, and heard my time of trouble. cry.

2 The Lord will preserve him, and 2 Hc brought me up also out of an | keep him alive; and he shall be blessed horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and upon the earth: and thou wilt not deliver ket my feet upon a rock, and established || bim into the will of his enemies. my goings.

3 The Lord will strengthen him upon 3 And he hath put a new song in my the bed of languishing : thou wilt make mouth, even praise unto our God: many | all his bed in his sickness. shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the 4 I said, LORD, be merciful unto me: LORD.

heal my soul; for I have sinned against 4 Blessed is that man that maketh the thee. LORD his trust, and respecteth not the 5 Mine enemies speak evil of me, When prod, nor such as turn aside to lies. shall he die, and his name perish.

5 Many, O Lord my God, are thy won- 6 And if he come to see me, he speakderful works which thou hast done, and thy eth vanity : his heart gathereth iniquity to thouglıts which are to us-ward: they can- itself; when he goeth abroad, he telleth il. not be reckoned up in order unto thee: if 7 All that hate me whisper together aI would declare and speak of them, they gainst me: against me do they dev ise my are more than can be numbered.

hurt. 6. Sacrifice and offering thou didst not 8 An evil disease, say they, cleaveth desire ; mine cars hast thou opened : | fast unto him: and now that he lieth he burnt-offering and sin-offering hast thou shall rise up no more. not required.

9 Yea, mine own familiar friend, in 7 Then said I, Lo, I come: in the vol- whom I trusted, which did eat of my ume of the book it is written cf me, bread, hath lifted up his heel against me.

8 I delight to do thy will, () my God: 10 But thou, () Lord, be merciful unrea, thy law is within my heart.

to me, and raise me up, that I may re9 I have preached righteousness in the quite them. great congregation : lo, I have not re 11 By this I know that thou favourest trained my lips, O Lord, tlou knowest. | me, because mine enemy doth not tri

10 I have not hirl thy righteousness li umph over me. within my heart; I have declared thy 12 And as for me, thou uploldest me faithfulness and thy salvation: I have not in mine integrity, and settest me before concealed thy loving kindness and thy thy face for ever. truth from the great congregation.

13 Blessed be the LORD God of Israel 11 Withhold not thou thy tender mer- from everlasting, and to everlasting. Acies from me, () LOR!: let thy loving

uien, and Amen. kindness and thy truth continually pre

PSAL. XLII. serre me.

1 Darid's z

's zeal to serve God in the temfile. 12 For innumerable erils have com- 5 He encourageth his soul to trust in God. passed me about: mine iniquities have To the chief Musician, Maschil, for the taken hold upon me, so that I am not able

sons of Korah. to look up; they are more than the hairs or mine head: therefore my heart faileth me.

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brooks, so panteth my soul after 13 Be pleased, O LORD, to deliver me: thee, O God. O Lord, make haste to heip me.

2 My soul thirsteth for God, for the 14 Let them be assamed and confound- living God : when shall I come and aped together that seek after my soul to de- || pear before Goi? stroy it ; let them be driven backward 3 My tears have been my meat day ani put to shame that wishe me evil. and night, while they continually say

15 Let them bed solate for a rewardi of unto ine, Where is thy Gol? their shame that say unto me, Aha, alın. 4. When I remember these things, I

16 Let all those ohnt seek thee rejoice pour out my soul in me: for I had gone and be glad in thice: let such its love thy { with the multitude, I went with them to

David encourageth his saiil. PSALMS. The church's complaint. 471 the house of God, with the voice of jong then with thy hand, and plantedst them; and praise, with a multitude that kept how thou didst afilict the people, and casa holy-day.

them out. 5 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? 3 For they got not the land in possession and why art thou disquieted in me? hope by their own sworl, neither did their thou in God: for I shall yet praise him own arm save them: but thy right hand, for the help of his countenance.

and thine arm, and the light of thy coun6 O my God, my soul is cast down tenance, because thou hadst a favour unta within me : therefore will I remember them. thee from the land of Jordan, and of the 4 Thou art my King, O God: command Hermonites, from the hill Mizar.

deliverances for Jacob. 7 Deep calleth unto deep at the noise 5 Through thee will we push down of thy water-spouts: all thy waves and our enemies: through thy name we will thy billows are gone over me.

tread them under that rise up against us. 8 Yet the LORD will command his lov- 6 For I will not trust in my bow, neiing-kindness in the day-time, and in the ther shall my sword sare me. night his song shall be with me, and my 7 But thou hast saved us from our enepraver unto the God of my life.

mies, and hast put them to shame that, 9 I will say unto God my rock, Why

hated us. hast thou forgotten me? why go I mourn- 8 In God we boast all the day long, and ing because of the oppression of the en- praise thy name for ever. Selali. emy?

9 But thou hast cast off, and put us to 10 As with a sword in my bones, mine shame; and goest not forth withourarmies. enemies reproach me ; while they say 10 Thou makest us to turn back from, daily unto me, Where is thy God? the enemy : and they which hate us

11 Why art thou cast down, On:y soul? spoil for themselves. and wliy art thou disquieted within me? 11 Thou hast given us like sheep ahope thou in God : for I shall yet praise pointed for meat; and hast sciuttered us him, who is the health of my countenance,

among the heathen. and my God.

12 Thon sellest thy people for nought, PSAL. XLIII.

and dost not incrcase thy Wealth by their 1 David, praying to be restored to the price.

lemfile, promiseth to serve God joy- 13 Thou makest is a reproach to our fully. 5 He coucourageth his soul io neighbours, a scorn and a derision to then trust in God.

that are rounci about us. , my

14 Thou makest us a by-word among against an ungodly nation: o deliver the heathen, a shaking of the head anong me from the deceitful and just ma!).

the people. 2 For thou art the God of my strength: 15 My confusion is continually before why dost thou cast me oif? why go I and the shame of my face bath cormourning because of the oppression of the enemy?

16 For the voice of him that reproch30 send out thy light and thy truth : eth and blasphemetli; by reason of tie let them lead me; let them bring me un- eneiny and avenger. to thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles. 17 All this is come upon us; yet have

4 Then will I go unto the altar of we not forgotiea thec, neither inve we God, unto God my exceeding joy: yea, dealt falsely in the covenant. upon the harp will I praise thee, o God 18 Our heart is not turneriack, neither

have our stes declinci fiat they wery; 5 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? 19 Though thou hast sore broken us in and why art thou disquited within me? the place of dragons, ind covered us with hope in Gol: tor I shall yei praise him, the shadow of death. wlon is the health of my countenance, and 20 If we have turretten the name of

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our God, or stretched out our hands to PSAL. XLIV.

a strange gol; 1 The church, in meanory of former fa- 21 Shall not God search this out? for

vours, 9 com/luineth of her present he kooweih the secreis on the heart. evils : 17 pirofossing her inngrit, 24. 22 Yea, for the sake uie we kiled all

she fervenily praycth for 89ccour. the day long; we are counteit as shce) To the chief Musician for the sons of for the s'aighter. Korah, Maschil.

23 Awake, wly sleepest tlou, O Lord ? WE have heard with our ears, () God, arise, cast :9 Hon for ever.

24 Wherefore hilesi thon thy face", work thou didst in their days, in the azard forgettest pur affliction and our optimes of old,

pression? 2 Howo thou didst dire cut the hea - H 25 For our soul is bowed down to the

my Guxl.

-472 The grace of Christ's kingdom. PSALMS. The church's confidence in God. dust : our belly cleaveth unto the earth.

PSAL. XLVI. 26 Arise for our help, and redeem us 1 The confidence which the church hath for thy mercies sake.

in God. 8 An exhortation to behold PSAL. XLV.

his works. 1 The majesty and grace of Christ's To the chief Musician for the sons of

kingdom. 10 The duty of the church, Korah, A Song upon Alamoth. and the benefits thereof.

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OD is our refuge and strength, a very To the chief Musician upon Shoshannim, present help in trouble.

for the sons of Korah, Maschil, A Song 2 Therefore will not we fear, though of loves.

the earth be removed, and through the M'heart is inditing a good matter: I mountains be carried into the midst of made touching the king : my tongue is 3 Though the waters thereof roar and the pen of a ready writer.

be troubled, though the mountains shake 2 Thou art fairer than the children of with the swelling thereof. Selah. men: grace is poured into thy lips: there- 4 There is a river, the streams wherefore God hath blessed thee for ever. of shall make glad the city of God, the

3 Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, o holy place of the tabernacles of the Most most mighty, with thy glory and thy maj- High. esty.

5 God is in the midst of her; she shall 4 And in thy majesty ride prosperously i not be moved : God shall help her, and occause of truth and meekness and right- | that right early. cousness; and thy right hand shall teach 6 The heatlien raged, the kingdoms thice terrible things.

were moved : he uttered his voice, the 5 Thine arrows are sharp in the heart of earth melted. the king's enemies; whereby the people The Lord of hosts is with us ; the fall under thee.

God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah. 6 Thy throne, O God, is for ever and 8 Come, behold the works of the ever : the sceptre of thy kingdom is a LORD, what desolations he hath made in right sceptre.

the earth. 7 Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest 9 He maketh wars to cease unto the wickedness : therefore God, thy God, end of the carth; he breaketh the bow, hath anointed thee with the oil of glad- and cutteth the spear in sunder ; lie burnness above thy fellows.

eth the chariot in the fire. 8 All thy garments emell of myrrh, and 10 Be still, and know that I am God: aloes, and cassia, out of the ivory palaces, I will be exalted among the heathen, I whereby they have made thee glad. will be exalted in the earth.

9 King's daughters were among thy 11 The Lord of hosts is with us ; the honourable wonien: upon thy right hand | God of Jacob is our refugc. Selahı. did stand the queen in geld of Ophir.

PSAL. XLVII. 10 Hearken, O daughter, and consider, The nations are exhorted cheerfully to and incline thine car ; forget also thine entertain the kingdom of Christ. own people, and thy father's house; To the chief Musician, A Psalın for the 11 So shall the king greatly desire thy

sons of Korah. beauty: for he is thy lord; and worship O Shoe wito God with the voice of

handsye thou him.

12 And the daughter of Tyre shall be triumph. there with a gift ; even the rich among 2 For the Lord most high is terrible ; the people shall entreat thy favour. he is a great king over all the carth.

15 The king's daughter is all glori- 3 He shall subdue the people under us, ous within : her clothing is of wrought and the nations wider our feet. gold.

4 He shall choose our inheritance for 14 She shall be brought unto the king us, the excellency of Jacob whom he lorin raiment of needle-work : the virgins ed. Selah. her companions that follow her shall be 5 God is gone up with a shout, the brought into thee.

LORD with the sound of a trumpet. 15 With gladness and rejoicing shall 6 Sing praises to God, sing praises : sing they be brought : they shall enter into the praises unto our King, sang praises. king's palace.

For God is the king of all the earth : 16 listead of thy father's shall be thy | sing ye praises with understanding. children, whom thou mayest make princes 8 God reigneth over the heathen: God in all the earth.

sitteih upon the throne of his holiness. 17 I will make thy name to be re- 9 The princes of the people are gatherer membered in all generations: therefore ther, rven the people of the Gori of shall the people praise thee for ever and i! Shillin : for the slicids of the curtirbe

lleurig into Gos: he is greatly exalted.

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