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a Isai. 2. 3. Zech. 8. 21.
David prayeth for the church. 6 My soul hath long dwelt with him that hateth peace. 7 I am ||for peace: but when I speak, they are for war. PSALM CXXI. The great safety of the godly, who put their trust in God's protection. A Song of degrees. . I |WILL lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. 2 "My help cometh from the Lord, *:::::, which made heaven and earth. :** 3 "He will not suffer thy foot to be - P. lus moved: “he that keepeth thee will not *"...: slumber. * : 4. Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall c Ps. 127, 1. i... ...?" neither slumber nor sleep. 5 The Load is thy keeper: the LoRD :: * is “thy shade "upon thy right hand. io 6 "The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by might. 7 The Lond shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall “preserve thy soul. ' 8 The Lond shall "preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore. PSALM o, h 6 ofesseth his jov for the churc %;for o, thereof. h, A Song of degrees of David. WAS glad when they said unto me, "Let us go into the house of the Lord. 2 Our feet shall stand within thy gates, O Jerusalem. 3 Jerusalem is builded as a city that is *** *compact together: ; Fio 4. ‘Whither the tribes go up, the tribes # * of the Lond, unto "the testimony of Is.** rael, to give thanks unto the name of Dea the Load. :*:::::... 5 °For there + are set thrones of judg:::... ment, the thrones of the house of David. tr, so is , 6 'Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee. 7 Peace be within thy walls, and prosperity within thy follo 8 For my brethren and companions' sakes, I will now say, Peace be within ee.
- 9 Because of the house of the Lord ***** our God I will “seek thy good. I PSALM CXXIII. God. 3 The godly ofess their considence in > and pray i. delivered from contempt. A Song of degrees. *::::: * NTO thee "lift I up mine eyes, O thou "that dwellest in the heavens. 2 Behold, as the eyes of servants look unto the hand of their masters, and as the eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her mistress; so our eyes wait upon the Lord our God, until that he have mercy upon us. 3 Have mercy upon us, O Load, have mercy upon us: for we are exceedingly filled with contempt. 529
The church's deliverance.
4 Our soul is exceedingly filled with the scorning of those that are at ease, and with the contempt of the proud. PSALM CXXIV. The church blesseth God for a miraculous deliverance. A Song of degrees of David. F it had not been the Lord who was on our side," now may Israel say; 2 If it had not been the Load who was on our side, when men rose up against us: 3 Then they had "swallowed us up quick, when their wrath was kindled against us: 4 Then the waters had overwhelmed us, the stream had gone over our soul: 5 Then the proud waters had gone over our soul. 6 Blessed be the Lord, who hath not given us as a prey to their teeth. 7, Our soul is escaped “as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers: the snare is broken, and we are escaped. 8 “Our help is in the name of the LoRD, “who made heaven and earth. PSALM CXXV. 1 The safety of such as trust in God. 4 A prayerfor %. godly, and against the wicked. A Song of degrees. HEY that trust in the Lord shall be as mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abideth for ever. 2. As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the Lord is round about his people from henceforth even for ever. 3 For "the rod of + the wicked shall not rest upon the lot of the righteous; lest the righteous put forth their hands" unto iniquity. 4 Do good, O Lord, unto those that be good, and to them that are upright in their hearts. 5 As for such as turn aside unto their "crooked ways, the Lond shall lead them forth with the workers of iniquity: but “ peace shall be upon Israel. PSALM CXXVI. 1 The church, celebrating her incredible return out of captivity, 4 prayeth for, and prophesieth the good success thereof. A Song of degrees. WHEN the Lond t turned again the .o.o. captivity of Zion, "we were like gos
a Ps. 129. 1.
... i. 12.
d Ps. 121. 2.
e Gen. 1.1. Ps. 134.3.
b Prov. 2. 15.
c Pa. 128. 6. Gal. 6. 16.
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David's hope in prayer 8 Neither do they which go by say, *The blessing of the Lond be upon you: ; o; + we bless you in the name of the Lord. PSALM CXXX. 1 The psalmist professeth his hope in prayer, 5 and his patience in hope. 7 He erhorteth Israel to hope in God. A Song of degrees. O". “of the depths have I cried unto thee, O Lord. 2 Lord, hear my voice: let thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications. 3 "If thou, Lond, shouldest mark ini- $o: o: quities, O Lord, who shall stand?
7 "Let Israel hope in the Load: for 12 ‘with the Load there is mercy, and with him is plenteous redemption.
PSALM CXXXII. 1 David in his prayer commendeth unto God the religious care he had for the ark. 8 His prayer at the removing of the ark, 11 with a repetition of God's promises. A Song of degrees. ORD, remember David, and all his afflictions: 2 How he sware unto the Load, "and o: vowed unto "the mighty God of Jacob; to: 3 Surely I will not come into the taber- *. nacle of my house, nor go up into my bed; 4, I will ‘not give sleep to mine eyes, or slumber to mine eyelids, 4 Acts *-* 5 Until I “find out a place for the too.”
found it “in the fields of the wood.
will worship at his footstool.
and “the ark of thy strength
A repetition of God's promises. low , 9 Let thy priests "be clothed with inissile righteousness; and let thy saints shout for joy. Io For thy servant David's sake turn not away the face of thine anointed. 33, &c. & 11 * The Lond hath sworn in truth ** - unto David; he will not turn from it; to... "Of the fruit of +thy body will I set up. #5. on thy throne. *::::: 12 If thy children will keep my covei. nant and my testimony that I shall teach them, their children shall also sit upon thy throne for evermore. 13 °For the Lond hath chosen Zion; he hath desired it for his habitation. 14 "This is my rest for ever: here will I dwell; for I have desired it.
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kot salvation: "and her saints shall shout
** aloud for joy.
17 “There will I make the horn of David to bud: "I have ordained a || lamp
to-a shame; but upon himself shall his crown :*::::" flourish. PSALM CXXXIII. The benefit of the communion of saints.
A Song of degrees of David. EHOLD, how good and how plea
upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron's beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments; 3. As the dew of “Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for "there the Lond commanded the blessing, even life for evermore. PSALM CXXXIV. An erhortation to bless God. A Song of degrees. Boo. bless ye the Lord, "all ye servants of the Lord, " which by night stand in the house of the Lord. 2 * Lift up your hands || in the sanc*a*-*. tuary, and bless the LoRD. ***** 3’ “The Lond that made heaven and F. : :" earth “bless thee out of Zion.
e Deut. 4.48.
o,” “ name of the Lord; “praise him, O ye servants of the Load. ****** 2 b Ye that stand in the house of the
God, 3 Praise the Load; for "the Load is
God only to be praised. good: sing praises unto his name; *for it • Ps. 147.1. is pleasant. 4 For * the Lond hath chosen Jacob unto himself, and Israel for his peculiar treasure. 5 For I know that “the Lond is great and that our Lord is above all gods. 6, "Whatsoever the Lord pleased, that **** did he in heaven, and in earth, in the seas, and all deep places. 7 "He causeth the vapours to ascend of:: * from the ends of the earth; * he maketh joss, lightnings for the rain; he bringeth the ozo. wind out of his treasuries. l 8 "Who smote the firstborn of Egypt, ... +both of man and beast. ####, 9 * Who sent tokens and wonders into io. the midst of thee, o Egypt, "upon Pha- oft" raoh, and upon all his servants. beast. 10 "Who smote great nations, and slew mighty kings; o Ps. 136. 15. 11 Sihon king of the Amorites, and PNomo. Og king of Bashan, and "all the king- :*::::::: doms of Canaan: - join. 12 And gave their land for an heri-io, s tage, an heritage unto Israel his people. **** 13 * Thy name, O Lorp, endureth os for ever; and thy memorial, O Load, + throughout all generations. 14 “For the Lord will judge his peole, and he will repent himself concern- p.m. o. ing his servants. 36. 15 "The idols of the heathen are sil- so * ver and gold, the work of men's hands. 16 They have mouths, but they speak not; eyes have they, but they see not; 17 They have ears, but they hear not; neither is there any breath in their mouths. 18 They that make them are like unto them: so is every one that trusteth in them. 19 “Bless the Lond, O house of Is- to "** rael: bless the Lord, O house of Aaron: 20 Bless the Load, O house of Levi: ye that fear the Lord, bless the LoRD. 21 Blessed be the Lord 'out of Zion, **** which dwelleth at Jerusalem. Praise ye the Lord. PSALM CXXXVI. An erhortation to give thanks to God for par
An-erhortation to thanksgiving.
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above the waters: for his mercy endureth
7 * To him that made great lights: for his mercy endureth for ever: 8 *The sun + to rule by day: for his mercy endureth for ever: 9 #. moon and stars to rule by night: for his mercy endureth for ever. 1o To him that smote Egypt in their firstborn: for his mercy endureth for ever: 11 * And brought out Israel from among them: for his mercy endureth for ever: 12 With a strong hand, and with a stretched out arm: for his mercy endureth for ever. 13 "To him which divided the Red sea into parts: for his mercy endureth for ever: 14 And made Israel to pass through the midst of it: for his mercy endureth for ever: 15 "But + overthrew Pharaoh and his host in the Red sea: for his mercy endureth for ever. 16 ° To him which led his people through the wilderness: for his mercy endureth for ever. 17 "To him which smote great kings: for his mercy endureth for ever: 18 "And slew famous kings: for his mercy endureth for ever: 19 'Sihon king of the Amorites: for his mercy endureth for ever: 20 "And Og the king of Bashan: for his mercy endureth for ever: 21 “And gave their land for an heritage: for his mercy endureth for ever: 22 Even an heritage unto Israel his servant: for his mercy endureth for ever. 25 Who "remembered us in our low estate: for his mercy endureth for ever: 24 And hath redeemed us from our enemies: for his mercy endureth for ever. 25 “Who giveth food to all flesh: for his mercy endureth for ever. 26 O give thanks unto the God of heaven: for his mercy endureth for ever. PSALM CXXXVII.
1 The constancy of the Jews in captivity. 7 The prophet curseth Edom and Babel.
B. the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion. 2 We hanged our harps upon the willows in the midst thereof. 3 For there they that carried us away captive required of us + a song; and they that +" wasted us required of us mirth, saying, Sing us one of the songs of Zion. 4 How shall we sing the Load's song in a + strange land? 5 If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning.
PSALM CXXXVIII. 1 David praiseth God for the truth of his word. 4 He prophesieth that the kings of is the earth shall praise God. 7 He professeth his confidence in God. A Psalm of David. I WILL praise thee with my whole heart: * before the gods will I sing **** praise unto thee. 2 * I will worship toward thy holy o temple, and praise thy name for thy so lovingkindness and for thy truth: for " thou hast "magnified thy word above all “** thy name. 3 In the day when I cried thou answeredst me, and strengthenedst me with strength in my soul. 4 * All the kings of the earth shall : ** praise thee, O Load, when they hear the words of thy mouth. 5 Yea, they shall sing in the ways of the Lond: for great is the glory of the LoRD. 6 * Though the Lond be high, yet ‘hath of he respect unto the lowly: but the proud so he knoweth afar off. fort: 7 * Though I walk in the midst of trou- or-s” ble, thou wilt revive me: thou shalt stretch forth thine hand against the wrath of mine enemies, and thy right hand shall save me. 8 'The Load will perfect that which ro concerneth me: thy mercy, O Load, endureth for ever: forsake not the works of: of thine own hands.
David's confidence in God.
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. D.V. me, O Lord, from the evil man: "preserve me from the +violent man; 2 Which imagine mischiefs in their heart; "continually are they gathered together for war. 3 They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent; “adders' poison is under their lips. Selah. 4 "Keep me, O Lord, from the hands of the wicked; “preserve me from the violent man; who have purposed to overthrow my goings. 5 *The proud, have hid a snare for to: me, and cords; they have spread a net so by the wayside; they have set gins for Jen. me. Selah. 6, I said unto the Lond, Thou art my God: hear the voice of my supplications, O Lord. 7 O God the Lord, the strength of my salvation, thou hast covered my head in the day of battle. 8 Grant not, O Lord, the desires of the wicked: further not his wicked device;
tain the cause of the afflicted, and the oi. right of the poor. :#". 13 Surely the righteous shall give o'" thanks unto thy name: the upright shall ..., dwell in thy presence. ...?'": PSALM CXLI. 1 David prayeth that his suit may be acceptable, 3 his conscience sincere, 7 and his life safe from snares. A Psalm of David. ORD, I cry unto thee: "make haste **** unto me; give ear unto my voice, when I cry unto thee. b Rev. 5.8. 2 Let "my prayer be + set forth before of thee “as incense; and "the lifting up of ..., my hands as “the evening sacrifice. c Rev. 8.3. 3 Set, a watch, O Lord, before my of mouth; keep the door of my lips. e Exod. 29. 4 Incline not my heart to any evil #...a.s.
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