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I WAS glad when they said with contempt.

the testimony of Israel, to give TF it had not been the Lord

The godly profess


their confidence in God. thy going out and thy coming their masters, and as the eyes in from this time forth, and of a maiden unto the hand of even for evermore.

her mistress; so our eyes wait PSALM CXXII.

upon the LORD our God, until

that he have mercy upon us. 1 David's joy in the people's resort to Jeru

salem, 3 the scat of religion and public 3 Have mercy upon us, O justice : 6 he prayeth for its peace and LORD, have mercy upon us ; prosperity TA Song of degrees of David. for we are exceedingly filled

. unto me, Let us go into the

4 Our soul is exceedingly fillhouse of the LORD.

ed with the scorning of those 2 Our feet shall stand within that are at ease, and with the thy gates, O Jerusalem.

contempt of the proud. 3 Jerusalem is builded as a

PSALM CXXIV. city that is compact together : The church blesseth God for a miraculous 4 Whither the tribes go up,


TA Song of degrees of David. the tribes of the LORD, unto


who was on our side, now thanks unto the name of the

may Israel say; LORD. 5 For there are set thrones of who was on our side, when men

2. If it had not been the LORD judgment, the thrones of the house of David.

rose up against us:

3 Then they had swallowed 6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem : they shall prosper that

us up quick, when their wrath

was kindled against us: love thee. 7 Peace be within thy walls, whelmed us, the stream had

4 Then the waters had overand prosperity within thy pal

gone over our soul: 8 For my brethren and com

5 Then the proud waters had panions' sakes, I will now say,

gone over our soul.

6. Blessed be the LORD, who Peace be within thee. 9. Because of the house of the hath not given us as a prey to

their teeth. LORD our God I will seek thy

7. Our soul is escaped as a good.

bird out of the snare of the PSALM CXXIII.

fowlers: the snare is broken, | The godly profess their confidence in God, 3

and we are escaped. and pray to be delivered from contempt. TA Song of degrees.

8 Our help is in the name of NTO thee lift I

LORD mine

up eyes, O thou that dwellest and earth. in the heavens.

PSALM CXXV. 2 Behold, as the eyes of ser- The safety of such as trust in God. 4 A vants look unto the hand of

prayer for the godly, and against the wicked.



A prayer for the godly.

PSALMS. Children are God's good gifte TA Song of degrees.

6 He that goeth forth and HEY that trust in the LORD weepeth, bearing precious seed,

shall be as mount Zion, shall doubtless come again with which cannot be removed, but rejoicing, bringing his sheaves abideth for ever.

with him. 2 As the mountains are round

PSALM CXXVII. about Jerusalem, so the LORD 1 The vanity of human endeavours without

God's blessing. 3 Children are God's good is round about his people from

gift. henceforth even for ever.

9 A Song of degrees for Solomon. 3 For the rod of the wicked shall not rest upon the lot of EXCEPT the Lord build

the house, they labour in the righteous; Iest the righte- vain that build it : except the ous put forth their hands unto Lord keep the city, the watchiniquity.

man waketh but in vain. 4 Do good, O LORD, unto

to 2 2 It is vain for you to rise up those that be good, and to them early, to sit up late, to eat the that are upright in their hearts. bread of sorrows: for so he

5 As for such as turn aside giveth his beloved sleep. unto their crooked ways, the 3 Lo, children are an heritage LORD shall lead them forth of the LORD: and the fruit of with the workers of iniquity : the womb is his reward. but peace shall be upon Israel.

4 As arrows are in the hand

of a mighty man; so are chilPSALM CXXVI.

dren of the youth. | The church celebrating her incredible return out of captivity, 4 prayeth for and prophesieth 5 Happy is the man that hath her own future joyfulness.

his quiver full of them: they TA Song of degrees.

shall not be ashamed, but they WI

HEN the LORD turned shall speak with the enemies

again the captivity of in the gate. Zion, we were like them that


The sundry blessings which follow them that 2 Then was our mouth filled

fear God. with laughter, and our tongue TA Song of degrees. with singing, then said they BLESSED is every one that among hath done great things for them. walketh in his ways.

3 The LORD hath done great 2 For thou shalt eat the labour things for us; whereof we are of thine hands: happy shalt glad.

thou be, and it shall be well 4 Turn again our captivity, with thee. O LORD, as the streams in the 3 Thy wife shall be as a fruitsouth.

ful vine by the sides of thine 5 They that sow in tears shall house : thy children like olivereap in joy.

plants round about thy table.

upon Israel.

do I hope

God's goodness in saving Israel. PSALMS. Israel exhorted to hope in God. 4 Behold, that thus shall the

TA Song of degrees. man be blessed that feareth the


UT of the depths have I LORD.

cried unto thee, O LORD. 5 The LORD shall bless thee 2 Lord, hear my voice: let out of Zion: and thou shalt see thine ears be attentive to the the good of Jerusalem all the voice of my supplications. days of thy life.

3 If thou, LORD, shouldest 6 Yea, thou shalt see thy mark iniquities, O LORD, who children's children, and peace shall stand ?

4 But there is forgiveness with

thee, that thou mayest be feared. PSALM CXXIX.

5 I wait for the LORD, my 1 God's goodness in saving Israel out of their

great afflictions. 5 A prayer against the soul doth wait, and in his word enemies of the church. TA Song of degrees.

6 My soul waiteth for the MAN

ANY a time have they af- Lord more than they that watch

flicted me from my youth, for the morning: I say, more may Israel now say:

than they that watch for the 2 Many a time have they af- morning flicted me from my youth: yet

7 Let Israel hope in the LORD: they have not prevailed against for with the LORD there is mer

cy, and with him is plenteous 3 The ploughers ploughed

redemption. upon my back: they made long

8 And he shall redeem Israel their furrows.

from all his iniquities. 4 The LORD is righteous : he hath cut asunder the cords of

PSALM CXXXI. the wicked.

1 David professing his humility, 3. exhorteth

Israel to hope in God. 5 Let them all be confounded

TA Song of degrees of David. and turned back that hate Zion. 6 Let them be as the grass

LORD, my heart is not

haughty, nor mine eyes upon the house-tops, which lofty: neither do I exercise withereth afore it groweth up: myself in great matters, or in 7. Where with the mower


. things too high for me. leth not his hand; nor he that

2 Surely I have behaved and bindeth sheaves his bosom. 8 Neither do they which go by, is weaned of his mother: my

quieted myself as a child that say, The blessing of the LORD soul is even as a weaned child. . be upon you: we bless you in

3 Let Israel hope in the LORD the name of the LORD.

from henceforth and for ever.


PSALM CXXX. 1 The psalmist in distress prayeth to God,

trusting in his mercy for pardon : 5 his own patience in hope : 7 he exhorteth Israel to hope in God.

PSALM CXXXII. 1 David in prayer commendeth unto God his

zeal to provide a place for the ark. 8 His prayer at the removing of the ark. 11 God's promises to David.

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nacles : we will worship at his BEHOLD, how good and

David's care for the ark.


The blessedness of unity. TA Song of degrees.

here will I dwell; for I have LORD, remember David, and desired it.

15 I will abundantly bless her 2 How he sware unto the provision: I will satisfy her LORD, and vowed unto the poor with bread. mighty God of Jacob;

16 I will also clothe her priests 3 Surely I will not come into with salvation, and her saints the tabernacle of my house, nor shall shout aloud for joy. go up into my bed;

17 There will I make the 4 I will not give sleep to horn of David to bud: I have mine eyes, or slumber to mine ordained a lamp for mine eyelids,


. 5 Until I find out a place for 18 His enemies will I clothe the LORD, an habitation for the with shame: but upon himself mighty God of Jacob.

shall his crown flourish. 6 Lo, we heard of it at Ephratah : we found it in the

The blessedness of unity among brethren. fields of the wood.

TA Song of degrees of David. 7 We will go into his taber

how pleasant it is for brethfootstool.

ren to dwell together in unity! 8 Arise, O LORD, into thy 2 It is like the precious ointrest; thou, and the ark of thy ment upon the head, that ran strength.

down upon the beard, even 9 Let thy priests be clothed Aaron's beard: that went down with righteousness; and let thy to the skirts of his garments; saints shout for joy.

3 As the dew of Hermon, and 10 For thy servant David's as the dew that descended upon sake turn not away the face of the mountains of Zion: for there thine anointed.

the LORD commanded the bles11 The Lord hath sworn in sing, even life for evermore. truth unto David; he will not

PSALM CXXXIV. turn from it; Of the fruit of thy body will I set upon thy throne.

TA Song of degrees. EHOLD, bless ye the LORD,

all ye servants of the LORD, that I shall teach them; their which by night stand in the children also shall sit upon thy house of the LORD. throne for evermore.

2 Lift up your hands in the 13 For the LORD hath chosen sanctuary, and bless the LORD. Zion; he hath desired it for his 3 The Lord that made heavhabitation.

en and earth bless thee out of 14 This is my rest for ever: 1 Zion.

An exhortation to God's servants to bless


12 If thy children will keep BEHOLD, bless



to bless God.


bless God.

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13 Thy name, O LORD, en1 An exhortation to God's servants to praise dureth for ever; and thy mejudgments against his people's enemies. (15 morial, O Lord, throughout all The vanity of idols. 19 An exhortation to generations.

14 For the LORD will judge PRAISE ye

the LORD. his people, and he will rePraise

ye the name of the pent himself concerning his LORD; praise him, 0 ye ser- servants. vants of the LORD.

15 The idols of the heathen 2 Ye that stand in the house are silver and gold, the work of the LORD, in the courts of of men's hands. the house of our God,

16 They have mouths, but 3 Praise the LORD; for the they speak not; eyes have they, LORD is good; sing praises un- but they see not;

, 4 For the LORD hath chosen hear not; neither is there any Jacob unto himself, and Israel breath in their mouths. for his peculiar treasure.

18 They that make them are 5 For I know that the LORD like unto them: so is every one is great, and that our Lord is that trusteth in them. above all gods.

19 Bless the LORD, O house 6 Whatsoever the LORD pleas- of Israel: bless the LORD, O ed, that did he in heaven, and house of Aaron : in earth, in the seas, and all 20 Bless the LORD, O house deep places.

of Levi: ye that fear the LORD, 7 He causeth the vapours to bless the LORD. ascend from the ends of the 21 Blessed be the LORD out earth; he maketh lightnings of Zion, which dwelleth at Jefor the rain; he bringeth the rusalem. Praise ye the LORD. wind out of his treasuries :

PSALM CXXXVI. 8 Who smote the first-born of

An exhortation to praise God for his mercies Egypt, both of man and beast:

particularly enumerated. 9 Who sent tokens and won- GIVE thanks unto the ders into the midst of thee, O LORD; for he is good: for Egypt, upon Pharaoh, and up- his mercy endureth for ever. on all his servants.

2 O give thanks unto the God 10 Who smote great nations, of gods: for his mercy enduand slew mighty kings;

reth for ever. 11 Sihon king of the Amorites, 3 O give thanks to the LORD and Og king of Bashan, and all of lords: for his mercy enduthe kingdoms of Canaan:

reth for ever.

4 an heritage, an heritage unto great wonders : for his mercy Israel his people

endureth for ever


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