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David exhorteth to praise God PSALMS. for his mani fuld goodness. 199

7 And he led them forth by the right ! 31 Oh that men would praise the LORD way, that they might go to a city of hab for his goodness, and for his wonderful itation.

works to the children of men ! 8( that men would praise the LORD 32 Let them exalt him also in the confor his goodness, and for his wonderful gregation of the people, and praise him in works to the children of men !

the assembly of the elders. 9 For he satisfieth the longing soul, and 33 He turneth rivers into a wilderness, filleth the hungry soul with goodness. and the water-springs into dry ground;

10 Such as sit in darkness and in the 34 A fruitful land into barrenness, for shadow of death, being bound in affliction the wickedness of them that dwell thereand iron ;

11 Because they rebelled against the 35 He turneth the wilderness into a words of God, and contemned the coun standing water, and dry ground into wasel of the Most High :

ter-springs. 12 Therefore he brought down their 36' And there he maketh the hungry to heart with labour ; they fell down, and dwell, that they may prepare a city for there was none to help.

1 habitation ; 13 Then they cried unto the LORD 37 And sow the fields, and plant vinein their trouble, and he saved them out | yards, which may yield fruits of inof their distresses.

creasc. 14 He brought them out of darkness | 38 He blesseth them also, so that they and the shadow of death, and brake their are multiplied greatly; and suffereth not bands in sunder.

their cattle to decrease. 15 Oh that men would praise the LORD 39 Again, they are minished and brought for his goodness, and for his wonderful | low through oppression, affliction, and works to the children of men !

sorrow. 16 For he hath broken the gates of 40 He poureth contempt upon princes, brass, and cut the bars of iron in sunder. Il and causeth them to wander in the wil

17 Fools, because of their transgression, derness, where there is no way. and because of their iniquities, are af 41 Yet setteth he the poor on high ficted.

from affliction, and maketh him families 18 Their soul abhorreth all manner of like a flock. meat ; and they draw near to the gates 42 The righteous shall see it, and reof death.

joice: and all iniquity shall stop her mouth. 19 Then they cry unto the LORD in 43 Whoso is wise, and will observe their trouble, and he saveth them out of | those things, even they shall understand their distresses.

the loving-kindness of the Lord. 20 He sent his word, and healed them,

PSAL. CVIII. and delivered them from their destruc- 1 David encourageth himself to praise tions.

God. 5 He prayeth for God's assistance 21 Oh that men would praise the LORD according to his firomise. 11 His confor his goodness, and for his wonderful fidence in God's help. works to the children of men !

A Song or Psalm of David. 22 And let them sacrifice the sacrifices n GOD, my heart is fixed; I will sing of thanksgiving, and declare his works U and give praise, even with my glory. with rejoicing.

2 Awake, psaltery and harp: I myself 23 They that go down to the sea in will awake early. ships, that do business in great waters; 3 I will praise thee, O LORD, among

24 These see the works of the Lord, the people : and I will sing praises unto and his wonders in the deep.

thee among the nations. 25 For he commandeth, and raiseth l 4 For thy mercy is great above the the stormy wind, which lifteth up the heavens: and thy truth reacheth unto the waves thereof.

clouds. 26 They mount up to the heaven, they 5 Be thou cxalted, O God, above the go down again to the depths : their soul | heavens : and thy glory above all the is melted because of trouble.

earth ; 27 They reel to and fro, and stagger like 6 That thy beloved may be delivered: a drunken man, and arcat their wit's end. save with thy right hand, and answer

28 Then they cry unto the Lord in me. their trouble, and he bringeth them out # 7 God hath spoken in his holiness ; I of their distresses.

I will rejoice, I will divide Shechem, and 29 He maketh the storm a calm, so 'mete out of the valley of Succoth. that the waves thereof are still.

8 Gilead is mine ; Manasseh is mine ; 30 Then are they glad because they Ephraim also is the strength of mine be quiet ; so he bringeth them into their head ; Judah is my lawgiver ; desired haven.

9 Moab is my washpot ; over Edom

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500 A prayer against the wicked. PSALMS. David promiseth thankfulness. will I'cast out my shoe; over Philistia il 18 As he clothed himself with cursing will I triumph.

like as with his garment, so let it come 10 Who will bring me into the strong into his bowels like water, and like oil city? who will lead me into Edom? | into his bones.

11 Wilt not thou, () God, who hast cast 19 Let it be unto him as the garment us off? and wilt not thou, O God, go forth which covereth him, and for a girdle with our hosts?

| wherewith he is girded continually. 12 Give us help from trouble : for vain 20 Let this be the reward of mine adis the help of man.

versaries from the LORD, and of them 13 Through God we shall do valiant- that speak evil against my soul. ly : for he it is that shall tread down our 21 But do thou for me, O God the Lord, enemies.

for thy name's sake: because thy mercy PSAL. CIX.

is good, deliver thou me. 1 David, complaining of his slanderous 22 For I am poor and needy, and my

enemies, under the person of Judas, || heart is wounded within me. devoteth them. 16 He showeth their 23 I am gone like the shadow when it sin. 21 Complaining of his orun mise- || declineth: 1 am tossed up and down as ry, he prayeih for help. 30 Hle prom- || the locust. iseth thankfulness.

24 My knees are weak through fastTo the chief Musician, a Psalm of David. || ing; and my flesh faileth of fatness. COLD not thy peace, ( God of my

25 I became also a reproach unto them :

when they looked upon me they shaked 2 For the mouth of the wicked and the || their heads. mouth of the deceitful are opened against 26 Help me, O LORD my God: 0 sare me : they have spoken against me with a me according to thy mercy : lying tongue.

27 That they may know that this is 3 They compassed me about also with thy hand ; that thou, LORD, hast done it. words of hatred ; and fought against me 28 Let them curse, but bless thou : without a cause.

when they arise, let them be ashamed ; 4 For my love they are my adversaries: but let thy servant rejoice. but I give myself unto prayer.

29 Let' mine adversaries be clothed 5 And they have rewarded me evil for with shame, and let them cover themgood, and hatred for my love.

selves with their own confusion, as with a °6 Set thou a wicked man over him: mantle. and let Satan stand at his right handa 30 I will greatly praise the LORD with

7 When he shall be judged, let him be my mouth; yea, I will praise him among condemned: and let his prayer become sin. || the multitude.

8 Let his days be few; and let another 31 For he shall stand at the right hand take his office.

of the poor, to save him from those that . 9 Let his children be fatherless, and condemn his soul. his wife a widow.

PSAL, CX. 10 Let his children be continually vag. || 1 The kingdom, 4 the priesthood, 5 the abonds, and beg: let them seek their conquest, 7 and the passion of Christ. bread also out of their desolate places.

A Psalm of David.” 11 Let the extortioner catch all that THE LORD said unto my Lord, sit he hath ; and let the stranger spoil his I thou at my right hand, until I make labour.

thine enemies thy footstool. 12 Let there be none to extend mercy 2 The LORD shall send the rod of thy unto him : neither let there be any to fa strength out of Zion : rule thou in the vour his fatherless children.

midst of thine enemies. 13 Let his posterity be cut off; and in 3 Thy people shall be willing in the day the generation following let their name of thy power, in the beauties of holiness be blotted out.

from the womb of the morning : thou hast 14 Let the iniquity of his fathers be the dew of thy youth. remembered with the LORD; and let not 4 The LORD hath sivorn, and will not the sin of his mother be blotted out. repent, thou art a priest for ever after

15 Let them be before the LORD con the order of Melchisedek. tinually, that he may cut off the memory 5 The LORD at thy right hand shall of them from the earth.

strike through kings in the day of his 16 Because that he remembered not wrath. to shew mercy, but persecuted the poor l! 6 He shall judge among the heathen, and needy man, that he might even slay he shall fill the places with the dead the broken in heart.

bodies ; he shall wound the heads over 17 As he loved cursing, so let it come || many countries. unto him : as he delighted not in blessing, | 7 He shall drink of the brook in the so let it be far from him.

Il way: therefore shall he lift up the head.

The prosperity of the godly, &c. PSALMS.

An exhortation. 501 PSAL, CXI.

Il grieved; he shall gnash with his tecth, 1 The psalmist, by his example, inciteth and melt away: the desire of the wicked

others to praise God for his glorious, shall perish. 5 and gracious works.

PSAL. CXIII. DRAISE ye the Lord. I will praise | 1 An exhortation to firaise God for his

I the LORD with my whole heart, in I excellency, 7 and for his mercy... the assembly of the upright, and in the | PRAISE ye the LORD. Praise, () ye congregation.

I servants of the LORD, praise the 2 The works of the LORD are great, name of the Lord. sought out of all them that have pleasure 2 Blessed be the name of the LORD therein.

from this time forth and for evermore. 3 His work is honourable and glorious: 1 3 From the rising of the sun unto the and his righteousness endureth for ever. going down of the same the Lord's name

4 He hath made his wonderful works is to be praised. to be remembered: the Lord is gracious 4 The LORD is high above all nations, and full of compassion.

and his glory above the heavens. 5 He hath given meat unto them that 5 Whois like unto the Lord our God, fear him: he will ever be mindful of his who dwelleth on high; covenant.

6 Who humbleth himself to behold the 6 He hath sliewed his people the pow- things that are in heaven, and in the earth! er of his works, that he may give them 7 He raiseth up the poor out of the the heritage of the heathen.

dust, and litteth the needy out of the 7 The works of his hands are verity dunghill; and judgment; all his commandments 8 That he may set him with princes, are sure.

even with the princes of his people. 8 They stand fast for ever and ever, and 9 He maketh the barren woman to keep are done in truth and uprightness.

house, and to be a joyful mother of chil9 He sent redemption unto his people: dren. Praise ye the LORD. he hath commanded his covenant for ev

PSAL. CXIV. er: boly and reverend is his name.. An exhortation, by the example of inani

10 The fear of the LORD is the begin- | 21111* creation, in fear Galinliis church. ning of wisdom: a good understanding W HEN Israel went out of Egypt, have all they that do his commandments : Vy the house of Jacob from a people his praise endureth for ever.

of strange language ; PSAL. CXII.

2 Judah was his sanctuary, and Israel 1 Godliness hath the firomises of this life, I his dominion.

4 and of the life to come. 10 The prosa 3 The sea saw it, and fed: Jordan was perity of the godly shall be an eye-sore driven back. to the wicked.

4 The mountains skipped like rams, DRAISE ve the Lord. Blessed is the and the little hills like lainbs. 1 man that feareth the LORD, that de- il 5 What ailed thee, O) thou sea, that lighteth greatly in his commandments. thou fleddest ? thou Jordan, that thou

2 His seed shall be mighty upon earth: wast driven back? the generation of the upright shall be 6 Ye mountains, that ye skipped like blessed.

rams; and ye little liills, like lambs? 3 Wealth and riches shall be in his liouse: 1 7 Tremble, thou earth, at the presence and his righteousness endureth for ever. of the LORD, at the presence of the God

4 Unto the upright there ariseth light of Jacob ; in the darkness: he is gracious, and full of 8 Which turned the rock into a standing compassion, and righteous.

water, the flint into a fountain of waters. 5 A good man sheweth favour, and

PSAL. CXV. lendeth: he will guide his affairs with 1 Because God is truly glorious, 4 and discretion.

idols are vanity, 9 the psalmist ex6 Surely he shall not be moved for ever: horreth to confidence in God. 12 God the rightcous shall be in everlasting re- is to be praiscil for his blessings. mernbrance.

NTOT unto us, ( LORD, not unto us, 7 He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: TV but unto thy name give glory, for his heart is fixed, trusting in the LORD thy mercy, and for thy truth's sake.

8 His heart is established, he shall not 2 Wherefore should the heathen say. be afraid, until he see his desire upon his Where is now their God? enemies.

3 But our God is in the heavens: he 9 He hath dispersed, he hath given to hath done whatscever he pleased. the poor ; his righteousness endureth for | 4. Their idols are silver and goid; the ever ; his horn shall be exalted with hon- work of men's hands. our.

5 They have months, but they spcak 10 The wicked shall see it, and bel' not : eyes have they, but they see not :

502 Thankfulness for former mercies. PSALMS. Exhortation to praise God.

6 They have ears, but they hear not : 1) 14 I will pay my vows unto the LORD noses have tliey, but they smell not : now in the presence of all his people.

7 They have hands, but they handle 15 Precious in the sight of the LORD is not: feet' have they, but they walk not: | the death of his saints. neither speak they through their throat. 16 O LORD, truly I am thy servant ;

8 They that make them are like un- I am thy servant, and the son of thine to them ; so is every one that trusteth in | handmaid: thou hast loosed my bonds.. them.

17 I will offer to thee the sacrifice of 9 () Israel, trust thou in the Lord: he || thanksgiving, and will call upon the name is their help and their shield.

W of the LORD. 10 ( house of Aaron, trust in the 18 I will pay my vows unto the LORD LORD: he is their help and their shield. now in the presence of all his people,

11 Ye that fcar the LORD, trust in the 19 In the courts of the Lord's house, LORD: he is their help and their shield. l in the midst of thee, O Jerusalem. Praise

12 The LORD hath been mindful of ye the LORD. us : he will bless us ; he will bless the

PSAL. CXVII. house of Israel; he will bless the house of An exhortation to piraise God for his Aaron.

mercy and truth. 13 He will bless them that fear the 0 PRAISE the LORD, all ye nations : Lord, both small and great.

praise him, all ye people. 14 The LORD shall increase you more 2 For his merciful kindness is great toand more, you and your children.

ward us: and the truth of the LORD en15 Ye are blessed of the LORD which dureth for ever. Praise ye the LORD. made heaven and carth.

PSAL. CXVIII. 16 The heaven, even the heavens, are|| 1 An exhortation to praise God for his the LORD's: but the earth lath he given mercy. 5 The psalmist sheweth horo to the children of men.

good it is to trust in God. 19 The com 17 The dead praise not the Lord, nei- il ing of Christ's kingdom typified.. thier any that go down into silence. IO GIVE thanks unto the LORD; for he

18 But we will bless the Lord from is good; because his mercy endureik this time forth and for evermore. Praise for ever. the LORD.

2 Let Israel now say, that his mercy PSAL. CXVI.

endureth for ever. 1 The pisalmist professeth his love and 3 Let the house of Aaron now say, duty to God for his deliverance. 12 He that his mercy endureth for ever. studieth to be thankful

4 Let them now that fear the LORD I LOVE the Lord, because he hath say, that his mercy endureth for ever. I heard my voice and my supplications. 5 I called upon the LORD in distress :

2 Becausc he hath inclined liis ear unto the Lord answered me, and set me in a me, therefore will I call upon him as long large place. as I kve.

6 The LORD is on my side; I will not 3 The sorrows of death compassed me, fear : what can man do unto me? and the pains of hell gat hold upon me: Il 7 The LORD taketh my part with them found trouble and sorrow.

that help me: therefore shall I see my de 4 Then called I upon the name of the Il sire upon them that hate me. LORD; O LORD, I beseech thee, deliver 1 8 It is better to trust in the LORD than my soul.

to put confidence in man. 5 Gracious is the LORD, and right © It is better to trust in the Lord than eous; yea, our God is merciful.

to put confidence in princes. 6 The LORD preserveth the simple: I 10 All nations compassed me about : was brought low, and he helped me. | but in the name of the LORD will I de

7 Return unto thy rest, O my soul ; || stroy them. for the Lord hath dealt bountifully with ii They compassed me about ; yea, thee.

they compassed me about : but in the 8 For thou hast delivered my soul from name of the LORD I will destroy them. death, mine eyes from tears, and my feet 12 They compassed me about like bees; from falling

they are quenched as the fire of thorns: 9 I will walk before the Lord in the for in the name of the Lord I will deland of the living.

stroy them. 10 I believed, therefore have I spoken: 13 Thou hast thrust sore at me that I I was greatly aflicted :

might fall: but the Lord helped me. 11 I said in my haste, All men are liars. | 14 The LORD is my strength and song,

12 What shall I render unto the LORD || and is become my salvation. for all his benefits toward me?

15 The voice of rejoicing and salvation 13 I will take the cup of salvation, and is in the tabernacles of the righteous: the call upon the name of the LORD. Il right hand of the LORD doeth valiantly.

Christ's kingdom foresheron. PSALMS. David's meditations. 503

16 The right hand of the LORD is ex- | 12 Blessed art thou, O LORD: teach alted: the right hand of the LORD doeth i me thy statutes. valantly.

13 With my lips have I declared all 17 I shall not die, but live, and declare the judgments of thy mouth. the works of the LORD.

14 I have rejoiced in the way of thy 19 The LORD hath chastened me sore: testimonies, as much as in all riches. but he hath not given me over unto death. '15 I will meditate in thy precepts, and

19 Open to me the gates of righteous- have respect unto thy ways. ness : I will go in to them, and I will 16 I will delight myself in thy statutes : praise the LORD:

|| I will not forget thy word. * 20 This gate of the Lord, into which

GIMEL. the righteous shall enter.

17 Deal bountifully with thy servant, 21 I will praise thee : for thou hast that I may live, and keep thy word. heard me, and art become my salvation. | 18 Open thou mine eyes, that I may

22 The stone which the builders refused behold wonderous things out of thy law. is become the head stone of the corner. 19 I am a stranger in the earth: hide

23 This is the Lord's doing; it is mar- not thy commandments from me. vellous in our eyes.

20 My soul breaketh for the longing 24 This is the day which the LORD | that it hath unto thy judgments at all hath made; we will rejoice and be glad || times. in it.

21 Thou hast rebuked the proud that 25 Save now, I beseech thee, O LORD: are cursed, which do err from thy comO LORD, I beseech thee, send now pros- | mandments. perity.

22 Remove from me reproach and con26 Blessed be he that cometh in the tempt ; for I have kept thy testimonies. name of the LORD: we have blessed you 23 Princes also did sit and speak aout of the house of the LORD.

gainst me: but thy servant did meditate 27 God is the Lord, which hath shewed in thy statutes. us light: bind the sacrifice with cords, 24 Thy testimonies also are my delight, even unto the horns of the altar.

and my counsellors. 28 Thou art my God, and I will praise

DALETH. thee: thou art my God, I will exali thee. | 25 My soul cleaveth unto the dust :

29 O give thanks unto the LORD ; for quicken thou me according to thy word. he is good : for his mercy endureth for 26 I have declared my ways, and thou ever.

I heardest me: teach me thy statutes. PSAL. CXIX.

27 Make me to understand the way of This psalm containeth sundry firayers, || thy precepts: so shall I talk of thy wonporaises, and professions of obedience. derous works. ALEPH.

28 My soul melteth for heaviness : D LESSED are theundefiled in the way, strengthen thou me according unto thy D who walk in the law of the Lord. word.

2 Blessed are they that keep his testi- 29 Remove from me the way of lying : monies, and that seek him with the whole and grant me thy law graciously. heart.

30 I have chosen the way of truth : 3 They also do no iniquity : they walk thy judgments have I laid before me. m his ways.

31 I have stuck unto thy testimonies: 4 Thou hast commanded us to keep O LORD, put me not to shame. thy precepts diligently.

32 I will run the way of thy command50 that my ways were directed to i ments, when thou shalt enlarge my heart. keep thy statutes !

HE, 6' Then shall I not be ashamed, when I 33 Teach me, O Lord, the way of thy have respect unto all thy commandments. I statutes; and I shall keep it unto the end.

7 I will praise thee with uprightuess il 34 Give me understanding, and I shall of heart, when I shall have learned thy keep thy law ; yea, I shall observe it with righteous judgments.

my whole heart. 8 I will keep thy statutes: O forsake | 35 Make me to go in the path of thy me not utterly.

commandments; for therein do I delight. BETH.

36 Incline my heart unto thy testimo9 Wherewith shall a young man cleanse | nies, and not to covetousness. his way? by taking heed thereto accord I 37 Turn away mine eyes from beholding to thy word.

ling vanity ; and quicken thou me in 10 With my whole heart have I sought thy way. thee: O let me not wander from thy 38 Stablish thy word unto thy servant, commandments.

l who is devoted to thy fear. 11 Thy word have I hid in mine heart, 39 Turn away my reproach which I that I might not sin against thee.

fear; for thy judgments are good.

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