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504 David!': prayer.
The benefit of afflictions. *40 Behold, I have longed after thy pre
TETH. cepts: quicken me in thy righteousness. 65 Thou hast dealt well with thy serVIU.
vant, () LORD, according unto thy word. 41 Let thy mercies come also unto me,' 66 Teach me good judgment and O LORD, even thy salvation, according to knowledge: for I have believed thy comthy word.
mandments. 42 So shall I have wherewith to answer 67 Before I was afflicted I went astray: him that reproacheth me: for I trust in | but now have I kept thy word. thy word
68 Tnou art good, and doest good ; 43 And take not the word of truth ut- | teach me thy statutes. terly out of my mouth ; for I have hoped 69 The proud have forged a lie against in thy judgments.
ll me: but I will keep thy precepts with 1.4So shall I keep thy law continually my whole heart. for ever and ever.
li 70 Their heart is as fat as grease; but 45 And I will walk at liberty: for I I delight in thv law. seek thy precepts.
71 11 is god for me that I have been 46 I will speak of thy testimonies also afflicted ; 12t I might learn thy statutes. before kings, and will not be ashamed. I 72 The law of thy mouth is better unto
47 And I will delight myself in thy me than thousands of gold and silver. eommandments, which I have loved.
JOD. 48 My hands also will I lift up untoli 73 Thy hands have made me and fashthy commandments, which I have loved ; ioned me: give nie understanding, that and I will meditate in thy statutes. · I may learn thy commandments. ZAIN.
74 They that fear thee will be glad 49 Remember the word unto thy ser- when they see me ; because I have hoped vant, upon which thou hast caused me in thy word. to hope.
75 I know, () LORD, that thy judg50 'This is my comfort in my affliction : ments are right, and that thou in faithfor thy word hath quickened me.
fulness hast afflicted me. 51 The proud have had me greatly in 76 Let, I pray thee, thy merciful kindderision : yet have I not declined from ness be for my comfort, according to thy thy law.
word unto thy servant. 52 I remembered tly judgments of 77 Let thy tender mercies come unto old, () LORD ; and have comforted me, that I may live : for thy law is my myself.
delight. 53 Horror hath taken hold upon me 78 Let the proud be ashamed; for they because of the wicked that forsake thy | dealt perversely with me without a cause : law.
ll but I will meditate in thy precepts. 54 Thy statutes have been my songs in 79 Let those that fear thee turn unto the house of my pilgrimage.
me, and those that have known thy tes55 I have remembered thy name, O LORD, in the night, and have kept 80 Let my heart be sound in thy statthy law.
utes; that I be not ashamed. '56 This I had, because I kept thy
81 My soul fainteth for thy salvation : CHETH.
1 but I hope in thy word. 57 Thou art my portion, O LORD:1 82 Mine eyes fail for thy word, saying, have said that I would keep thy words. When wilt thou comfort me?
58 I entreated thy favour with my 83 For I am become like a bottle in the whole heart : be merciful unto me ac- smoke; yet do I not forget thy statutes. cording to thy word.
84 How many are the days of thy ser59 I thought on my ways, and turned | vant? when wilt thou execute judgment my fect into thy testimonies.
on them that persecute me? 60 I made haste, and delayed not to 85 The proud have digged pits for me, keep thy commandments.
which are not after thy law. 61 The bands of the wicked have 86 All thy commandments are faithrobbed me: but I have not forgotten thy ful: they persecute me wrongfully; help law.
thou me. 62 At midnight I will rise to give 1 87 They had almost consumed me upon thanks unto thee, because of thy right- |earth; but I forsook not thy precepts. eous judgments.
88 Quicken me after thy loving-kind63 I am a companion of all them that ness; so shall I keep the testimony of thy fear thee, and of them that keep thy mouth. precepts.
LAMED. 64 The earth, O LORD, is full of thy is 89 For ever, O LORD, thy word is setmercy: teach me thy statutes.
1 tled in heaven.
in the law. 505 90 Thy faithfulness is unto all genera- 1 for I will keep the commandments of tions: thou hast established the earth, and my God. it abideth.
116 Uphold me according unto thy 91 They continue this day according to word, that I may live; and let me not thine ordinances: for all are thy servants. be ashamed of my hope.
92 Unless thy law had been my delights, 117 Hold thou me up, and I shall be I should then have perished in mine at safe : and I will have respect unto thy fliction.
statutes continually. 93 I will never forget thy precepts : 118 Thou hast trodden down all thein for with them thou hast quickened me. that err from thy statutes: for their de
94 I am thine, save me; for I have ceit is falschood. sought thy precepts.
119 Thou puttest away all the wicked 95 The wicked have waited for me to || of the earth like dross : therefore I love destroy me : but I will consider thy testi thy testimonies. monies.
120 My flesh trembleth for fear of thee; 96 I have seen an end of all perfec. || and I am afraid of thy judgments. tion : but thy commandment is excecd
AIN. ing broad.
121 I have done judgment and justice: MEM.
leave me not to mine oppressors, 97 O how love I thy law ! it is my med W 122 Be surety for thy servant for good: itation all the day.
| let not the proud oppress me. 98 Thou through thy commandments | 123 Mine eyes fail for thy salvation, and hast made me wiser than mine enemies : | for the word of thy righteousness. for they are ever with me.
124 Deal with thy servant according 99 I have more understanding than all | unto thy mercy, and teach me thy statmy teachers : for thy testimonies are my utes. meditation.
125 I am thy servant; give me under100 I understand more than the an- || standing, that I may know thy testicients, because I keep thy precepts. monies.
101 I have reframed my feet from every | 126 It is time for thee, LORD, to work: evil way, that I might keep thy word. II.for they have made void thy law.
102 I have not departed from thy judg 127 Therefore I love thy commandments : for thou hast taught me.
ments above gold ; yea, above fine gold. 103 How sweet are thy words unto 128 Therefore I esteem all thy precepts my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my | concerning all things to be right; and I mouth!
hate every false way. 104 Through thy precepts I get un
PE. derstanding : therefore I hate every false 129 Thy testimonies are wonderful : way.
| therefore doth my soul keep them. NUN.
150 The entrance of thy words giveth 105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, | light; it giveth understanding unto the and a light unto my path.
simple. 106 I have sworn, and I will perform i 131 I opened my mouth, and panted : it, that I will keep thy righteous judg- for I longed for thy commandments. ments.
132 Look thou upon me, and be mer107 I am afflicted very much : quicken | ciful unto me, as thou usest to do unto
() Lorn, according unto thy word. ll those that love thy name. 108 Accept, I beseech thee, the free 133 Order my steps in thy word: and will-offerings of my mouth, O Lord, and let not any iniquity have dominion over: teach me thy judgments.
me. 109 My soul is continually in my hand: 134 Deliver me from the oppression of yet do I not forget thy law.
man : so will I keep thy precepts. 110 Tie wicked have laid a snare for 135 Make thy face to shine upon thy me : yet lerred not from thy precepts. servant; and teach me thy statutes.
111 Thy testimonies have I taken as 136 Rivers of waters run down mine an heritage for ever: for they are the re- eyes, because they keep not thy law. joicing of my heart.
TSADDI. 112 I have inclined mine heart to 137 Righteous are thou, O LORD, and peform thy statutes always, even unto the upright are thy judgments. end.
158 Thy testiniones that thou hast comSAMECH.
manded are righteous and very faithful. " 113 I hate vain thoughts: but thy law. 139 My zeai hath consumed me; bedo I love.
cause mine enemies have forgotten thy 114 Thou art my liding-place and my l words. shickd : Uope in thy word.
140 Thy word is very pure: tlierefore 115 Derart from me, re evil-doers : thy servant loveth it.
526 David's delight in God's larv. PSALMS. He fırayeth against Doeg.,
141 I am small and despised:yet do not 167 My soul hath kept thy testimonies; I forget thy precepts.
| and I love them 'exceedingly. 142 Thy righteousness is an everlasting 168 I have kept thy precepts and thy righteousness, and thy law is the truth. testimonies : for all my ways are beforc (9143 Trouble and anguish have taken thee. Imold on me : yet thy commandirrents are
TAU. my delighits.
169 Let my cry come near before thee; 144 The righteousness of thy testima O LORD: give me understanding accorelnjes is everlasting: give me understand- | ing to thy word. ing, and I shail live.
170 Let my supplication come before KOPH.
thee : deliver me according to thy word. 145 I cried with my whole hcart; hear 171 My lips shall utter praise, when me, O LORD: I will keep thy statutes. thou hast taught me thy statutes.
146 I cried unto thee; save me, and I 172 My tongue shåll speak of thy shall keep thiy testimonies.
word : for all ty commandments are. 147 I prevented the dawning of the righteousness. morning, and cried : I hoped in thy 173 Let thine hand help me; for I have word.
chosen thy precepts. 148 Mine eves prevent the night watch · 174 I have longed for thy salvation, O cs, that I might meditate in thy word. LORD; and thy law is my delight.
149 Hear my voice, according unto thy li 175 Let my soul live, and it shall praise loving-kindness: 0 LORD, quicken me ac || thee ; and let thy judgments help me. cording to thy judgment.
1. 176 I have gone astray like a lost sheep; 150 They draw nigh that follow after seek thy servant ; for I do not forget thy mischief: they are far from thy law. commandments. 151 Thou art near, O Lord; and all
PSAL CXX. thy commandments are truth.
i David, firaying against Doeg, 3 ré152 Concerning thy testimonies, I have
firoveth his tongue. known of old that thou hast founded
A Song of degrecs. them for ever.
IN my distress I cried unto the LORD, RESH.
I and he heard me. · 153 Consider mine affliction, and deliv- 2 Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lyer me: for I do not forget thy law. ing lips, and from a deceitful tongue.
154 Plead my cause, and deliver me: 3. What shall be given unto thee? or quicken me according to thy word. what shall be done unto thee, thou false
155 Salvation is far from the wicked : tongue ? for they scek not thy statutes.
4 Sharp arrows of the mighty, with 156 Great are thy tender mercies, () coals of juniper. LORD: quicken me according to thy | 5 Woe is me, that I sojourn in Mesech, judgments.
Il that I dwell in the tents of Kedar! 157 Many are my persecutors and 6 My soul hath iong dwelt with him mic enemies ; yet do I not decline from that hateth peace. th; testimonics.
7 I am for peace: but when I speak, 158 I beheld the transgressors, and they are for war. was grieved ; because they kept not thy
PSAL. CXXI. word.
The great safety of the godly, who fire 159 Consider how I lost thy precepts : their trust in God's protection. quicken me, O LORD, according to thy
A Song of degrees. loving-kindness.
I WILL lift up mine eyes unto the hills, 160 Thy word is true from the begin- I from whence cometh my help. ning': and c'ery one of thy righteous 2 My help cometh from the LORD, judgments endureth for ever.
| which made heaven and carth. SCHIN.
3 He will not suffer thy foot to be 161 Princes have persecuted me with- | moved : he that keepeth thee will not out a cause : but my heart standeth in slumber. awe of thy word.
4 Behold, he that kccpeth Israel shall 162 I rejoice at thy word, as one that neither slumber nor sleep. findeih great spoil.
5 The Lord is thy keeper: the LORD 163 I late and abhor lying: but thy is thy snade upon thy right hand. law do I love.
6 The sun shall not smite thee by day, 164 Seven times a day do I praise thee, nor the moon by night. because of thy righteous judgments. 17 The LORD shall preserve thee from
105 Great peace have they which love all evil: he shall preserve thy soul. thy law : and nothing shall offend them. & The LORD shall preserve thy going
166 LORD, I have hoped for thy salva- out anci thy coming in from this time tion, and done thy cçmmandments. I forth, and even for evermore..
David's joy for the church. PSALMS. Aprayer for the godly. 507 PSAL. CXXII.
PSAL. CXXV. 1 Darid professeth his joy for the church, 1 The safety of such as trust in God. 6 and pruyeth for the peace thereof. 4 A prayer for the godly, and against A Song of degrees of David.
the quicked. I WAS glad when they said unto me,
A Song of degrees. 1 Let us go into the house of the LORD. THEY that trust in the LORD shall be
2 Our foot shall stand within thy gates, | as mount Zion, which cannot be reJerusalem.
moved, but abideth for ever. 3 Jerusalem is builded as a city that is 2 As the mountains are round about compact together :
Jerusalem, so the Lord is round about 4 Whither the tribes go up, the tribes his people from henceforth even for of the LORD, unto the testimony of Is ever. rael, to give thanks unto the name of the 3 For the rod of the wicked shall not LORD.
rest upon tlie lot of the righteous; lest 5 For there are set thrones of judg-| the righteous put forth their hands unto. ment, the thrones of the house of David. iniquity.
6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: 1 4 Do goed, O LORD, unto those that they shall prosper that love thee.
be good, and to them thai are upright in Ť Peace be within thy walls, and pros their hearts. perity within thy palaces.
5 As for such as turn aside unto their 8 For my brethren and companions crooked ways, the Lord shall lead them sakes, I will now say, Peace be within forth with the workers of iniquity: but thee.
peace shall be upon Israel. 9 Because of the house of the LORD our |
PSAL. CXXVI. God I will seek thy good.
11 The church, celebrating her incredible PSAL: CXXIII.
return out of captivily, 4 prat;eth for, 1 The godly profess their confidence in and prophesieth the good success thereGod, 3 and pray to be delivered from lof. contempit.
A Song of degrees.
I W HEN the Lord turned again the I INTO thee lift I up mine eyes, O thou || VV captivity of Zion, we were like
that ciwcllest in the heavens. them that dream. 2 Behoki, as the eves of servants look ! 2 Then was our mouth filled withi unto the land of their masters, and as the laughter, and our tongue with singing : cyes of ä inaiden unto the hand of her then said they among the heathen, The inistress ; so our eyes wait upon the Lord Lord hath done great things for them. . our God, until that he have mercy upon 3 The LORD hath done great things lis.
for us; whereof we are glad. 3 Have mercy upon us, O Lord, lave 4. Turn again our captivity, O LORD, mercy upon us : for we are exceedingly as the streams in the south. fillcd with contempt.
5 They that sow in tears shall reap in 4 Our soul is exceedingly filled with the joy. scorning of those that are at ease, and I'6 He that goeth forth and weepeth, with the contempt of the proud.
'bearing precious seed, shall doubtless PSAL. CXXIV.
come again with rejoicing, bringing his The church blesseih God for a miracu sheaves with him. . lous deliverance,
PSAL. CXXVII. A Song of degrees of David. 11 The virtue of God's blessing. 3 Good IF it had not been the LORD who was
children are his gifi. 1 on our side, now may Israel say;
A Song of degrees for Solomon. 2 If it had not been the LORD who was L XCEPT the Lord build the house, on our side, when men rose up against us: they labour in vain that build it : ex
3 Then they had swallowed us up cept the Lord keep the city, the watchquick, when their wrath was kindlea man waketh čut in vain. 'gainst us:
1 2. It is vain for you to rise up carly, to 4. Then the waters had overwhelmed sit up late, to cat the bread of sorrows: us, the stream had gone over our soul: l.for so he giveth his beloved sleep.
5 Then the proud waters had gone 3 Lo, children are an heritage of the orer our soul.
LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his 6 Blessed be the LORD, who hath not reward. given us as a prey to their teeth.
4 As arrows are in the hand of a migh7 Our soul is escaped as a bird out of ty man; so are children of the youth. the snare of the fowlers: the snare is bro 5 Happy is the man that hath his quiver ken, and we are escaped.
full of them : they shall not be ashamed, .8 Our help is in the name of the LORD, || but they shall sreak vil the chemics 1!2 who made licaren ar: carth.
508 An exhortation to praise God. PSALMS. A repetition of God's promises. PS. IL. CXXVIII.
it with the LORD there is mercy, and with The sundry blessings which follow them him is plenteous redemption. that fiar God.
1 8 And he shall redeem Israel from all | A Song of degrees.
his iniquities." NLESSED 18 every one that feareth the ? O PSAL. CXXXI. D LORD; that walketh in his ways. i David, professing his humility, 3 ex
2 For thou shalt eat the labour of thine horteih Israel to hope in God. hands : happy shalt thou be, and it shall A Song of degrees of David. be well with thee.
I ORD, my heart is not haughty, nor 3 Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by U mine eyes lofty: neither do I exerthe sides of thine house: tliy children like cise myself in great matters, or in thirgs olive plants round thy table.
too high for me. 4 Behold, that thús shall the man be 2 Surely I have behaved and quieted blessed that feareth the LORD.
myself as a child that is weaned of his Ś The LORD shall bless thce out of inother: my soulis even as a weaned child. Zion: and thou shalt see the good of Je- || 3 Let Israel hope in the LORD from rusalem all the days of thy lifc.
henceforth and for ever. 6 Yea, thou shalt see thy children's
PSAL. CXXXII. children, and peace upon Israel.
i David, in his prayer, commendeth unto PSAL. CXXIX.
God the religious care he had for the 1 An exhortation to praise God for sav ark 8 His prayer at the removing of ing Israel in their great afflictions. the ark, 11 with a repetition of God's 5 The haters of the church are cursed. promises. A Song of degrees.
A Song of degrees. M INY a time have they afficted me IT ORD, remember David, and all his I from my youth, may Israel now u afflictions: say:
2 How he sware unto the LORD, and 2 Many a time have they afflicted me vowed unto the mighty God of Jacob; from my youth : yet they have not pre 3 Surely I will not come into the tabvailed against me.
ernacle of my house, nor go up into my 3 The plowers plowed upon my back : | bed; they made long their furrows.
4 I will not give sleep to mine eyes, or 4 The Lord is righteous : he hath cut slumber to mine eyelids, asunder the cords of the wicked.
5 Until I find out a place for the LORD, 5 Let them all be confounded and turn an habitation for the miglity God of Jacob. ed back that hate Zion.
6 Lo, we heard of it at Ephratah: we 6 Let them be as the grass upon the found it in the fields of the wood. house-tops, which withereth afore it grow- || 7 We will go into his tabernacles: we eth up :
will worship at his footstool. 7 Wherewith the mower filleth not | 8 Arise, O LORD, into thy rest; thou, his hand ; nor he that bindeth sheaves | and the ark of thy strength. his bosom.
9 Let they priests be clothed with right8 Neither do they which go by, say, leousness; and let thy saints shout for jov. The blessing of the Lord be upon you: | 10 For thy servant David's sake turn we bless you in the name of the Lord. || not away the face of thine anointed. PSAL. CXXX.
11 The LORD hath sworn in truth un1 The psalmist professeth his hope in to David ; he will not turn from it; Of
prayer, 5 and his patience in hope. the fruit of thy body will I set upon thy 7 ile erkorteth Israel to hope in God. throne. A Song of degrees.
12 If thy children will keep my coveN UT of the depths have I cried unto :nant and my testimony that I shall teach thee, O LORD.
them ; their children also shall sit upon 2 Lord, hear my voice: let thine ears thy throne for evermore. be attentive to the voice of my supplica 1 13 For the Lord hath closen Zion; tions.
| he hath desired it for his habitation. 3 If thou, LORD, shouldest mark in 14 This is my rest for ever : here will iquities, () Lord, who shall stand ? ll I dwell; for I have desired it.'
4 But there is forgiveness with thee, 1 15 I will abundantly bless her provisthat thou mayest be feared.
llion: I will satisfy her poor with bread. 5 I wait for the Lord, my soul doth 1 16 I will also clothe her priests with wait, and in his word do I hope.
salvation, and her saints shall shout a6 My soul waileth for the LORD more | loud for joy. than they that watch for the morning : 17 There will I make the horn of David I say, more than they that watch for the to bud: I have ordained a lamp for mine morning.
anointed. 7 Let Israel hope in the LORD: for 18 His enemies will I clothe with