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dence in God.

David praiseth God for PSALMS. his allseeing providence. let my tongue cleave to the roof

7 Though I walk in the midst of my mouth; if I prefer not of trouble, thou wilt revive me: Jerusalem above my chief joy. thou shalt stretch forth thine

7 Remember, O LORD, the hand against the wrath of mine children of Edom in the day of enemies, and thy right hand Jerusalem ; who said, Rase it, shall save me. rase it, even to the foundation 8 The LORD will perfect that thereof.

which concerneth me: thy mer8 O daughter of Babylon, who cy, O LORD, endureth for ever: art to be destroyed; happy shall | forsake not the works of thine he be, that rewardeth thee as own hands. thou hast served us.

PSALM CXXXIX. 9 Happy shall he be, that tak- 1 David praiseth God for his allseeing provaeth and dasheth thy little ones

dence, 17 and for his infinite mercies. 19

He defieth the wicked. 23 He prayeth for against the stones.

sincerity. PSALM CXXXVIII.

To the chief Musician, A Psalm 1 David praiseth God for the truth of his word.

of David. 4 He prophesieth that the kings of the earth

LORD, thou hast searchshall praise God. 7 He professeth his confi

ed me, and known me. A Psalm of David.

2 Thou knowest my downWILL praise thee with my sitting and mine uprising; thou

whole heart: before the gods understandest my thought afar will I sing praise unto thee. off.

2 I will worship toward thy 3 Thou compassest my path holy temple, and praise thy and my lying down, and art name for thy lovingkindness acquainted with all my ways. and for thy truth: for thou hast 4 For there is not a word in magnified thy word above all my tongue, but, lo, O LORD, thy name.

thou knowest it altogether. 3 In the day when I cried thou 5 Thou hast beset me behind answeredst me, and strength and before, and laid thine hand enedst me with strength in my upon me. soul.

6 Such knowledge is too won4 All the kings of the earth derful for me; it is high, I canshall praise thee, O LORD, when not attain unto it. they hear the words of thy 7 Whither shall I go from mouth.

thy Spirit? or whither shall I 5 Yea, they shall sing in the flee from thy presence ? ways of the Lord: for great is 8 If I ascend up into heaven, the glory of the LORD.

thou art there: if I makemy bed 6 Though the LORD be high, in hell, behold, thou art there. yet hath he respect unto the 9 If I take the wings of the lowly: but the proud he knows morning, and dwell in the uteth afar off.

termost parts of the sea;



warles; and that my soul Dthe evil man: preserve me

God's allseeing

providence. 10 Even there shall thy hand not I grieved with those that lead me, and thy right hand rise up against thee? shall hold me.

22 I hate them with perfect 11 If I say, Surely the dark hatred: I count them mine ness shall cover me; even the enemies. night shall be light about me. 23 Search me, O God, and

12 Yea, the darkness hideth know my heart: try me, and not from thee; but the night know my thoughts: shineth as the day: the dark- 24 And see if there be any ness and the light are both | wicked way in me, and lead me alike to thee.

in the way everlasting. 13 For thou hast possessed

PSALM CXL. my reins: thou hast covered

1 David prayeth to be delivered from Saul me in my mother's womb.

and Doeg.

8 He prayeth against them.

12 He comforteth himself by confidence in 14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully To the chief Musician, A Psalm made: marvellous are thy

of David. works and that

ELIVER me, O Lord, from knoweth right well.

the : 15 My substance was not hid from the violent man; from thee, when I was made in 2 Which imagine mischiefs secret, and curiously wrought in their heart; continually are in the lowest parts of the earth. they gathered together for war.

16 Thine eyes did see my sub- 3 They have sharpened their stance, yet being unperfect; tongues like a serpent; adders' and in thy book all my members poison is under their lips. Selah. were written, which in continu- | * 4 Keep me, O Lord, from the ance were fashioned, when as

hands of the wicked; preserve yet there was none of them. me from the violent man; who

17 How precious also are thy have purposed to overthrow my thoughts unto me, O God! how goings. great is the sum of them! 5 The proud have hid a snare

18 If I should count them, for me, and cords; they have they are more in number than spread a net by the way side; the sand : when I awake, I am they have set gins for me. Sestill with thee.

lah. 19 Surely thou wilt slay the 6 I said unto the LORD, Thou wicked, O God: depart from art my God: hear the voice of me therefore, ye bloody men. my supplications, O LORD. 20 For they speak against

O God the Lord, thestrength thee wickedly, and thine ene- of my salvation, thou hast comies take thy name in vain. vered my head in the day of

21 Do not I hate them, Obattle. LORD, that hate thee? and am 8 Grant not, O LORD, the deDavid prayeth


against his enemies. sires of the wicked : further not, it shall be a kindness: and let his wicked device; lest they him reprove me; it shall be an exalt themselves. : Selah. excellent oil, which shall not

9 As for the head of those break my head: for yet my that compass me about, let the prayer also shall be in their mischief of their own lips cover calamities. them.

6 When their judges are over10 Let burning coals fall up- thrown in stony places, they on them: let them be cast into shall hear my words; for they the fire; into deep pits, that are sweet. they rise not up again.

7 Our bones are scattered at 11 Let not an evil speaker be the grave's mouth, as when established in the earth: evil one cutteth and cleaveth wood shall hunt the violent man to upon the earth. overthrow him.

8 But mine eyes are unto thee, 12 I know that the LORD will O God the Lord: in thee is my maintain the cause of the af- trust; leave not my soul destiflicted, and the right of the tute. poor.

9 Keep me from the snares 13 Surely the righteous shall which they have laid for me, give thanks unto thy name: and the gins of the workers of the upright shall dwell in thy iniquity. presence.

10 Let the wicked fall into PSALM CXLI.

their own nets, whilst that I 1 David prayeth that his suit may be accept. withal escape. able, 3 his conscience sincere, 7 and his life safe from snares.

A Psalm of David.

David sheweth that in his trouble all his comORD, I cry unto thee:

fort was in prayer unto God. make haste unto me; give Maschil of David ; A Prayer when

he was in the cave. ear unto my voice, when I cry unto thee.

CRIED unto the LORD with 2 Let my prayer be set forth my voice; with my voice before thee as incense; and the unto the LORD did I make my lifting up of my hands as the supplication. evening sacrifice.

2 I poured out my complaint 3 Set a watch, O LORD, be before him; I shewed before fore my mouth ; keep the door him my trouble. of my lips.

3 When my spirit was over4 Incline not my heart to any whelmed within me, then thou evil thing, to practise wicked knewest my path. In the way works with men that work in- wherein I walked have they iquity: and let me not eat of privily laid a snare for me. . their dainties.

4 I looked on my right hand, 5 Let the righteous smite me; I and beheld, but there was no

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David's comfort

in prayer. man that would know me: ref. 6 I stretch forth my hands uge failed me; no man cared unto thee: my soul thirsteth for my soul.

after thee, as a thirsty land. 5 I cried unto thee, O LORD: Selah. I said, Thou art my refuge 7 Hear me speedily, O LORD; and my portion in the land of my spirit faileth: hide not thy the living

face from me, lest I be like unto 6 Attend unto my cry; for I them that go down into the pit. am brought very low: deliver 8 Cause me to hear thy lovingme from my persecutors; for kindness in the morning; for they are stronger than I. in thee do I trust: cause me to

7 Bring my soul out of prison, know the way wherein I should that I may praise thy name: walk; for I lift up my soul unthe righteous shall compass me

to thee. about; for thou shalt deal boun- 9 Deliver me, O Lord, from tifully with me.

mine enemies : I flee unto thee

to hide ine. PSALM CXLIII.

10 Teach me to do thy will; 1 David prayeth for favour in judgment. 3 He complaineth of his griefs. 5 He strength

for thou art my God: thy Spirit eneth his faith by meditation and prayer. 7 is good ; lead me into the land He prayeth for grace, 9 for deliverance, 10 for sanctification, 12 for destruction of his of uprightness.

11 Quicken me, O LORD, for A Psalm of David.

thy name's sake: for thy rightTEAR my prayer, O LORD, eousness' sake bring my soul

give ear to my supplica- out of trouble. tions: in thy faithfulness an- 12 And of thy mercy cut off swer me, and in thy righteous- mine enemies, and destroy all

them that afflict my soul: for 2 And enter not into judg. I am thy servant. ment with thy servant: for in

PSALM CXLIV. thy sight shall no man living 1 David blesseth God for his mercy both to him

5 He prayeth that God would be justified.

powerfully deliver him from his enemies. 9 He 3 For the enemy hath perse

promiseth to praise God. 11 He prayeth for

the happy state of the kingdom. cuted my soul; he hath smit

A Psalm of David. ten my life

LESSED he hath made me to dwell in strength darkness, as those that have my hands to war, and


fin. been long dead.

gers to fight: 4 Therefore is my spirit over- 2 My goodness, and my fortwhelmed within me; my heart ress; my high tower, and my within me is desolate.

deliverer ; my shield, and he in 5 I remember the days of old; whom I trust; who subdueth I meditate on all thy works; I my people under me. muse on the work of thy hands. 3 LORD, what is man, that



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for deliverance. thou takest knowledge of him! 14 That our oxen may

be or the son of man, that thou strong to labour; that there be makest account of him! no breaking in, nor going out;

4 Man is like to vanity: his that there be no complaining days are as a shadow that in our streets. passeth away.

15 Happy is that people, that 5 Bow thy heavens, O LORD, is in such a case : yea, happy and come down: touch the is that people, whose God is mountains, and they shall the LORD. smoke.

PSALM CXLV. 6 Cast forth lightning, and 1 David praiseth God for his fame, 8 for his scatter them: shoot out thine

goodness, 11 for his kingdom, 14 for his

providence, 17 for his saving mercy. arrows, and destroy them.

David's Psalm of praise. 7 Send thine hand from above; WILL extol thee, my God, rid me, and deliver me out of O King; and I will bless great waters, from the hand of thy name for ever and ever. strange children ;

2 Every day will I bless thee; 8 Whose mouth speaketh va- and I will praise thy name for nity, and their right hand is a ever and ever. right hand of falsehood.

3 Great is the LORD, and 9 I will sing a new song greatly to be praised; and his unto thee, O God: upon a greatness is unsearchable. psaltery and an instrument of 4 One generation shall praise ten strings will I sing praises thy works to another, and shall unto thee.

declare thy mighty acts. 10 It is he that giveth sal- 5 I will speak of the glorious vation unto kings: who deli-honour of thy majesty, and of vereth David his servant from thy wondrous works. the hurtful sword.

6 And men shall speak of the 11 Rid me, and deliver me might of thy terrible acts: and from the hand of strange chil. I will declare thy greatness. dren, whose mouth speaketh 7 They shall abundantly utter vanity, and their right hand the memory of thy great goodis a right hand of falsehood : ness, and shall sing of thy right

12 That our sons may be as plants grown up in their youth; 8 The LORD is gracious, and that our daughters may be as full of compassion; slow to ancorner stones, polished after ger, and of great mercy. the similitude of a palace: 9 The LORD is good to all: and

13 That our garners may be his tender mercies are over all full, affording all manner of his works. store; that our sheep may 10 All thy works shall praise bring forth thousands and ten thee, O LORD; and thy saints thousands in our streets :

shall bless thee.


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