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David prayelk for remission of sins. PSALMS.

He prayeth for the people 9 Lift up your heads, O ye gales; even lift 12 My foot standeth in an even place: in the them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of congregations will I bless the LORD. glory shall come in.

PSALM XXVII. 10 Who is this King of glory? the Lord of hosts,

David sustaineth his faith. he is the King of glory. Selah.

TA Psalm of David.
PSALM XXV.
David's confidence in prayer.

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whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength A Psalm of David.

of my life; of whom shall I be afraid ? UNTO thee, a LORD, do thift up my soul. 2 When the wicked, eden mine enemies and my

2 my God, I trust in thee: let me not be foes, came upon ne to eat up niy flesh, they ashamed, let not mine enemies triumph over me. stumbled and fell.

3 Yea, let none that wait on thee be ashamed: let 3 Though a host should encamp against me, them be ashamed which transgress without cause my heart shall not fear: though war should rise

4 Shew me thy ways, O LORD; teach me thy against me, in this will I be confident. paths.

4 One thing have I desired of the LORD, that 5 Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou will 1 seck añer; that I may dwell in the house art the God of my salvation ; qu thee do I wait of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the all the day.

beauty of the Lord, and to inquire in bis temple. 6 Remember, O LORD, thy tender mercies and thy 5 For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in loving-kindnesses; for they have been ever of old. his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall

7 Remeniber not the sins of my youth, nor my he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock. transgressions: according to thy inercy remen- 6 And now shall my head be lined up above ber thou me for thy goodness' sake, O LORD. mine enemies round about me: therefore will I 8 Good and upright is the LORD: therefore will offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy; I will he leach sinners in the way.

sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the LORD. 9 The meek will be guide in judgment: and 7 Hear, 'O LORD, when I cry with my voice: the meek will he teach his way.

have mercy also upon me, and answer me. 10 All thic paths of the Lord are inercy and 8 When thou saidst, Scek ye my face; my heart iruth unto such as keep his covenant and his said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will í seek. testiinonies.

9 Hide not thy face far from me; put not thy ! For thy name's sake, O LORD, pardon niine servåut away in anger: thou hast been my help; iniquity; for it is great.

leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my 12 What man is lie that fearch the LORD? him salvation. shall he teach in the way that he shall choose. 10 When my father and my mother forsake

13 His soul shall dweli at ease; and his seed me, then the LORD will take me up. shall inherit the earth.

| 11 Teach me thy way, O Lord, and lead me in 14 The secret of the LORD is with them that a plain path, because of mine enemies. fear him; and he will shew them his covenant. 12 Deliver ine not over unto the will of mine

15 Mine eyes are ever toward the LORD; for enemies : for false witnesses are risen up against he shall pluck my feet out of the net.

me, and such as breathe out cruelty. 16 Turn thee unto me, and have mercy upon 13 I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the me; for I am desolate and afflicted.

goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. 17 The troubles of my heart are enlarged: 014 Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and bring thou me out of niy distresses.

he shall strengthen thy heart: wait, I say, on 18 Look upon mine aftliction and my pain; and the LORD. forgive all my sins.

PSALM XXVIII. 19 Consider mine enemies; for they are many ;) David prayeth against his enemies. and they hate me with cruel hatred.

1 A Psalm of David. 20 O keep my soul, and deliver me: let me not

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TNTO thee will I cry, O LORD my rock; he be ashamed; for I put my trust in thec.

not silent to me: lest, if thou be silent lo 21 Let integrity and uprightness preserve me; me, I become like them that go down into the pit. for I wait on thee.

2 Hear the voice of my supplications, when I 92 Redeem Israel, O God, out of all his troubles. cry unto thee, when I lift up my hands toward PSALM XXVI.

thy holy oracle. David resorteth unto God.

3 Draw me not away with the wicked, and with TA Psalm of David.

the workers of iniquity, which speak peace to JU!

UDGE me, O LORD; for I have walked in their neighbours, but mischief is in their hearts.

mine integrity: I have trusted also in the 4 Give them according to their deeds, and ac1.ORD; therefore I shall not slide.

cording to the wickedness of their endeavours: ? Exainine ine, O LORD, and prove me; try my give then after the work of their hands; render reins and niy heart.

to them their desert. 3 For thy loving kindness is before mine eyes : 5 Because they regard not the works of the and I have walked in thy truth.

LORD, nor the operation of his hands, he shall 4 I have not sat with vain persons, neither will destroy them, and not build them up: I go in with dissemblers.

6 Blessed be the LORD, because he bath heard 5 I have hated the congregation of evil doers; the voice of my supplications. and will not sit with the wicked.

7 The Lord is my strength, and my shield; my 6 I will wash iny hands in innocency: 80 will heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore I compass thine altar, O LORD:

my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song ? That I may publish with the voice of thanks- will ! praise hin. giving, and tell of all thy wondrous works. 8 The LORD is their strength, and he is the 8 LORD, I have loved the habitation of thy house, saving strength of his anointed. and the place where thine honour dwelleth. 9 Save thy people, and bless thine inheritance:

9 Gather not my soul with sinners, nor any life feed them also, and lint them up for ever. with bloody men:

PSALM XXIX. 10 In whose hands is inischief, and their right

Why God must be honoured. hand

TA Psalm of David. in But as for me, I will walk in mine integrity: Ghe LORD glory and strengu."

LIVE unto the LORD, O ye mighty, give unto redeem me, aud be merciful vuto we.

David exhorteth to praise God.

PSALMS. He praiseth him for his goodness. 2 Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his trouble : mine eye is consumed with grief, yea, name; worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness. my soul and my belly.

3 The voice of the LORD is upon the waters: 10 For my life is spent with grief, and my years the God of glory thundereth: the LORD is upon with sighing: my strength faileth because of many waters.

mine iniquity, and my bones are consuined. 4 The voice of the LORD is powerful; the voice. 11 I was a reproach aniong all mine enemies, of the LORD is full of majesty.

but especially among iny neighbours, and a fear 5 The voice of the LORD breaketh the cedars; to mine acquaintance : they that did see me yea, the LORD breaketh the cedars of Lebanon. without fled from me. 6 Ile maketh them also to skip like a calf; Le 12 I am forgotten as a dead inan out of mind : banon and Sirion like a young unicorn.

I am like a broken vessel. 7 The voice of the LORD divideth the flames of 13 For I have heard the slander of many: fear fire.

was on every side: while they took counsel 198 The voice of the LORD shaketh the wilderness; gether against me, they devised to take away my the LORD shaketh the wilderness of Kadesh.

life. 9 The voice of the LORD inaketh the hinds to 14 But I trusted in thec, O LORD: I said, Thou calve, and discovereth the forests: and in liis art my God. temple doth every one speak of his glory. 15 My times are in thy liand : deliver me from 10 The Lord sittcth upon the flood; yea, the the hand of mine enemies, and from them that LORD sitteth King for ever.

persecute ire. Il The LORD will give strength unto his people;) 16 Make thy face to shine upon wy servant : Die LORD will bless his people with peace. save ine for thy inercies' sake. PSALM XXX.

17 let me not be ashamed, O LORD; for I have David praiseth God for deliverance. called upon thee: let the wicked be ashamed, 1 A Psalm and Song, at ihe dedication of the and let them be silent in the grave. house of David.

18 Let the lying lips be put to silence; which I

WILL exoi thee, O Lord; for thou hast speak grievous things proudly and contemplu

lifted me up, and hast not inade niy foes to ously against the rigliteous. rejoice over me.

19 Oh how great is thy goodness, which thou 20 LORD my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast laid up for them that iear tiree; which thou hast healed ine.

hast wrought for them that trust in thee before 30 LORD, thou hast brought up my soul from the sons of inen! thic grave: thou hast kept nie alive, that I showu 20 Thou shalt hide them in the secret of thy prenot go down to the pit.

sence from the pride of man: thou shalt keep them 4 Sing unto the LORD, () ye saints of his, and secretly in a pavilion from the strife of tongues. give thanks at the remembrance of lois Holiness. 21 Blessed be the LORD: tor he hath showed me

5 For his anger endureth but a monient; in his his marvellous kindness in a strong city, favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, 22 For I said in my laste, I am cut off from lebut joy cometh in the inorning.

fore thine eyes: nevertheless thou heardest the 6 And in my prosperity I said, I shall never be voice of my supplications when I cried unto thee. moved.

23 O love the LORD, all ye his saints: for the 7 Lord, by thy favour thou hast made iny LORD preserveth the faithful, and plentifully remountain to stand strong: thou didst hide thy wardeth the proud doer. face, and I was troubled.

24 Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen 81 cried to thee, O LORD; and unto the LORD your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD. I made supplication.

PSALM XXXII. 9 What profit is there in my blood, when I go The benefit of remission of sins down to ihe pit? Shall the dust praise thec? !! A Psalm of David, Maschil. shall it declare thy truth?

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LESSED is he whose transgression is forglv10 llcar, O LORD, and have mercy upon me: en, whose sin is covered. Lorn, be thou my helper.

2 Blessed is the nian unto 'whom the Lord im. Il 'Thou hast turned for me my mourning into puteth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is dancing: thou hast put off my sackcloth, and no guile. girded me with gladness;

3 When I kept silence, my bones waxed old 12 To the end that my glory may sing praise to through my roaring all the day long, thee, and not be silent. 0 Loru my God, I will 4 For day and night thy hand was heavy upou give thanks unto thee for ever.

me: iny moisture is turned into the drought of PSALM XXXI.

summer. Selal. The psalmist's confidence in God. 5.1 acknowledged my sin unto thee, and mine II 'To the chief Musician, A Psalm of° David. iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess

Nthce, O LORD, do I put my trust; let me never my transgressions unto the LORD ; and thou for2 Bow down thine ear to me; deliver me speed- 6 For this shall cvery one that is godly pray Ily: be thou iny strong rock, for a house of de- unto thee in a time when thou mayest be found fence to save me.

surely iu the floods of great waters they shall 3 For thou art my rock and my fortress; there not come niglı unto him. fore for thy name's suke lead me, and guide me. 7 Thou art my hiding-place; thou shalt pre4 Pull ine out of the net that they have laid serve ne from trouble; thou shalt compass me privily for ine: for thou art my strength. about with songs of deliverance. Selali.

5 Into thy hand I commit iny spirit: thou last 8 ! will instruct thee, and teach thee in the way redeemed ine, O LORD God of truth.

which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with 6 I have hated them that regard lying vanities : wine eye. but I trust in the LORD.

9 Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which 71 will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy: for lave no understanding: whose south must be thou hast considered my trouble; thuu last held in with bit and bridle, lest they come near known my soul in adversities;

unto thee. 8 And bast not shut me up into the hand of the 10 Many sorrows shall be to the wicked : but enerny: thou hast set my foot in a large room. lic that trusteth in the LORD, mercy shall colu9 Bave mercy upon me, O LORD, for I un in' pass him about.

Confidence is to be placed in God. PSALMS.

The privileges of the righteous. 11 Be glad in the LORD, and rejoice, ye right-| 11 Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will eous: and shout for joy, all ye that are upright teach you the fear of the LORD. In heart.

12 What man is he that desireth life, and loveth PSALM XXXIII.

many days, that he may see good ? God to be praised for his goodness. 13 Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from R POLSCE donary Forbie Oye righteous : for speaking guite.

14 Depart from evil, and do good ; seek peace, 2 Praise the LORD with harp: sing unto him and pursue it. with the psaltery and an instrument of ten strings. 15 The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous,

3 Sing unto him a new song ; play skilfully with and his ears are open unto their cry. a loud noise.

16 The face of the LORD is against them that 4 For the word of the LORD is right; and all do evil, to cut off tiie remembrance of them from his works are done in truth.

the earth. 5 He loveth righteousness and judgment: the 17 The righteous cry, and the LORD heareth, earth is full of the goodness of the LORD. and delivereth them out of all their troubles.

6 By the word of the LORD were the heavens 18 The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a made; and all the host of them by the breath broken heart; and saveth such as be of a conof his mouth.

trite spirit. 7 lle gathereth the waters of the sea together as 19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous: a heap: he layeth up the depth in store-houses. but the LORD delivereth him out of them all. 8 Let all the earth tear the LORD: let all the in- 20 He kcepeth all his boncs : not one of them is habitants of the world stand in awe of him. broken.

9 For he spake, and it was done ; he command-.21 Evil shall slay the wicked: and they that ed, and it stood fast.

hate the righteous shall be desolate. Jó The LORD bringeth the counsel of the hea- 22 The LORD redeemeth the soul of his serthen to nought: he maketh the devices of the vants: and none or them that trust in him shall people of none cffect.

be desolate. Il 'The counsel of the LORD standeth for ever,

PSALM XXXV. ibe thoughts of his heart to all generations.

David prayeth for safety. 12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD;

1 A Psalm of David. and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.

PEAD y cause, Lord, with them that

strive with me: fight against them that fight 13 The LORD looketh from heaven; he behold - against me. eth all the sons of men.

2 Take hold of shield and buckler, and stand 14 From the place of his habitation he looketh up for my help. upon all the inhabitants of the earth.

3 Draw out also the spear, and stop the way i5 He fashioneth their hearts alike; he consid- against them that persecute me: say unto my ereth all their works.

soul, I am thy salvation. 16 There is no king saved by the multitude or 4 Let them be confounded and put to shame a host : a mighty man is not delivered by much that seek after my soul: let them be turned back strength.

and brought to confusion that devise my hurt. 17 A horse is a vain thing for safety: neither 5 Let them be as chaffbefore the wind: and let shall

he deliver any by his great strength. the angel of the LORD chase them. 18 Behold, the eye of the LORD is upon them 6 Let their way be dark and slippery: and let that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy; the angel of the LORD

persecute them. 19 To deliver their soul from death, and to keep 7 For without cause have they hid for me theft them alive in famine.

net in a pit, which without cause they have dig20 Our soul waiteth for the LORD: he is our ged for my soul. help and our shield.

8 Let destr on come upon his at unawares; 21' For our heart shall rejoice in him, because and let his net that he haih hid catch himself: we have trusted in his holy name.

into that very destruction let him fall. » Let thy mercy, O LORD, be upon us, accord- 9 And my soul shall be joyful in the LORD : it ing as we hope in thee.

shall rejoice in his salvation. PSALM XXXIV.

10 All my bones shall say, LORD, who is like An exhortation to praise God. unto thee, which deliverest the poor from him 1 A Psalm of David when he changed his be that is too strong for him, yea, the poor and the

haviour before Abimelech; who drove him needy from him that spoileth him? away, and he departed.

11 False witnesses did rise up; they laid to my continually be in mouth.

12'They rewarded me evil for good to the spoil2 My soul shall make her boast in the LORD : ing of my soul. the huinble shall hear thereof, and be glad. 13 But as for me, when they were sick, my cloth

30 magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalting was sackcloth: Thumbled my soul with fasting; his name together.

and my prayer returned into mine own bosoni. 4 I sought the LORD, and he heard me, and de- 14 I behaved myself as though he had been my livered me from ail my fears.

friend or brother: I bowed down heavily, as one 5 They looked unto him, and were lightened : that mourneth for his mother. and their faces were not ashamed.

15 But in mine adversity they rejoiced, and 6 This poor man cried, and the LORD heard gathered themselves together: yea, the abjects him, and saved him out of all his troubles. Igathered themselves together against me, and I

7 The angel of the LORD encampeth round knew it not; they did tear me, and ceased not : about them that fear him, and delivereth them. 16 With hypocritical mockers in feasts, they

80 taste and see that the LORD is good : bless- gnashed upon me with their teeth. ed is the man that trusteth in him.

17 LORD, how long wilt thou look on ? rescue 90 fear the LORD, ye his saints; for there is my soul from their destructions, my darling from no want to them that fear him.

the lions. 10 The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: 18 I will give thee thanks in the great congregabut they that seek the LORD shall not want any tion: I will praise thee among much people. good thing

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The excellency of God's mercy.

PSALMS. The happy condition of the godling fully rejoice over me: neither let them wink with 8 Cease from anger, and forsake wraih : fret the eye that hate me without a cause.

not thyself in any wise to do evil. 20 For they speak not peacc: but they devise 9 For evil doers shall be cut off: but those that deceitful matters against them that are quiet in wait

upon the LORD, they shall inherit the earth. the land.

10 For yet a little while, and the wicked shall 21 Yea, they opened their mouth wide against not be: yca, thou shalt diligently consider his me, and said, Aha, aha! our eye hath seen it. place, and it shall not be. 22 This thou hast seen, O LORD: keep not si-l 11 But the meek skall inherit the earth; and shall lence: O LORD, be not far from me.

delight themselves in the abundance of peace. 23 Stir up thyself, and awake to my judgment, 12 The wicked plotteth against the just, and eden unto my cause, my God and my Lord. Ignasheth upon him with his teeth,

24 Judge me, O LORD my God, according to thy 13 The LORD shall laugh at him: for he seetb righteousness; and let them noi rejoice over me. that his day is coming.

25 Let them not say in their hearts, Ah, 80 would 14 T'he wicked have drawn out the sword, and we have it: let then not say, We have swallow have bent their bow, to cast down the poor and ed him up.

needy, and to slay such as be of uprighi conver26 Let them be ashamed and brought to consu-sation. sion together that rejoice at my hurt: let them 15 Their sword shall enter into their own heart, be clothed with shame and dishonour that inag- and their bows shall be broken. nify themselves against me.

16 A little that a righteous man hath is better 27 Let them shout for joy, and be glad, that fa- than the riches of niany wicked. vour my righteous cause: yea, let them say con- 17 For the arms of the wicked shall be broken : uinually, Let the LORD be magnified, which hath but the LORD upholdeth the righteous. pleasure in the prosperity of his servant. 18 The LORD knoweth the days of the upright :

28 And my tongue shall speak of thy righteous and their inheritance shall be for ever. ness and of thy praise all the day long.

19 They shall not be ashanied in the evil time : PSALM XXXVI.

and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied. The grievous state of the wicked. 20 But the wicked shall perish, and the enemies T To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David the of the LORD shall be as the fatof lambs: they shall servant of the LORD.

consume; into smoke shall they consume away. my heart, that there is no fear of God before but the righteous sheweth mercy, and giveth.

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22 For such as be blessed of him shall inherit the 2 For he flattereth himself in his own eyes, un-earth; and they that be cursed of him shall becutoff. til his iniquity be found to be hateful.

23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the 3 The words of his mouth are iniquity and de- LORD : and he delighteth in his way. ceit: he hath left off to be wise, and to do good. 24 Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast

4 He deviseth mischief upon his bed; he setteth down: for the LORD upholdeth him with his hand. himself in a way that is not good; he abhorreth 25 I have been young, and now am old; yet havo not evil.

I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed 5 Thy mercy, O LORD, is in the heavens; and begging bread. thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds. 26 He is ever merciful, and lendeth ; and his

6 Thy righteousness is like the great mountains; seed is blessed. thy judgments are a great deep: O LORD, thou 27 Depart from evil, and do good; and dwell preservest man and beast.

for everinore. 7 How excellent is thy loving-kindness, O God: 28 For the LORD loveth judgment, and forsaketh therefore thechildren of men put their trust under not his saints; they are preserved for ever: but the shadow of thy wings.

the seed of the wicked shall be cut off. 8 They shall be abundantly satisfied with the 29 The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell fatness of thy house; and thou shalt make then therein for ever. drink of the river of thy pleasures.

30 The mouth of the righteous speaketh wis9 For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy doin, and his tongue talketh of judgment. light shall we see light.

31 The law of his God is in his heart; none of io o continue thy loving-kindness unto them his steps shall slide. that know thee; and thy righteousness to the up- 32 The wicked watcheth the righteous, and seckright in heart.

eth to slay hiin. in Let not the foot of pride come against me, 33 The Lord

will not leave him in his hand, and let not the hand of the wicked reinove me nor condemn him when he is judged. 12 There are the workers of iniquity fallen: 34 Wait on the LORD, and keep his way, and they are cast down, and shall not be able to rise. he shall exalt thee to inherit the land: when the PSALM XXXVII.

wicked are cut off, thou shalt see it. David urgeth confidence in God. 35 I have seen the wicked in great power, and 1 À Psalm of David.

spreading himself like a green bay-tree. PRET not thyself because of evil doers, neither 36 Yet he passed away, and lo, he was not: yea, 2 For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, 37 Mark the perfect man, and behold the up and wither as the green herb.

right: for the end of that man is peace. 3 Trust in the LORD, and do good ; 80 shalt thou 38 But the transgressors shall be destroyed to. dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. gether: the end of the wicked shall be cut off. 4 Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall 39 But the salvation of the righteous is of the give thee the desires of thy heart.

LORD: he is their strengsh in the time of trouble. 5 Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in 40 And the LORD shall help them, and deliver him; and he shall bring it to pass.

them : he shall deliver them from the wicked, 6 And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as and save them, because they trust in him. the light, and thy judgment as the noon-day.

PSALM XXXVIII. 7 Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: David's prayer in affliction. fret not thyself because of him who prospereth TA Psalm of David, to bring to remembrance. wichied way becauses of the man who bringet | Loke, rebuke me not in the nared: neither

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