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PSALMS.

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proclaim his glory.

6 His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof. 7 The law of the LoRD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LoRD is sure, making wise the simple. 8 The statutes of the LoRD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD *s pure, enlightening the eyes. 9 The fear of the LoRD is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LoRD are true and righteous altogether. 10 More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honey-comb. 11 Moreover, by them is thy servant warned : and in keep

ing of them there is great re

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12 Who can understand his errors 7 cleanse thou me from secret faults.

13 Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression.

14 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.

PSALM XX. 1 The church prayeth for the king's good success in the day of trouble, 6 and expresseth a confidence in God's succour. T To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.

A thanksgiving

THE LoRD hear thee in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob defend thee.

2 Send thee help from the sanctuary, and strengthen thee out of Zion.

3 Remember all thy offerings, and accept thy burnt-sacrifice. Selah.

4 Grant thee according to thine own heart, and fulfil all thy counsel.

5 We will rejoice in thy sal

vation, and in the name of our God we will set up our banners: the LoRD fulfil all thy petitions. 6 Now know I that the LoRD saveth his anointed; he will hear him from his holy heaven with the saving strength of his right hand. 7 Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God. 8 They are brought down and fallen: but we are risen, and stand upright. 9 Save, LoRD : let the king hear us when we call.

PSALM XXI.

1 A thanksgiving for victory, 7 with confidence of further success.

"I To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.

THE king shall joy in thy strength, O LORD ; and in thy salvation how greatly shall he rejoice 2 Thou hast given him his heart's desire, and hast not withholden the request of his lips. Selah.

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9 Thou shalt make them as a fiery oven in the time of thine anger: the LoRD shall swallow them up in his wrath, and the fire shall devour them.

10 Their fruit shalt thou destroy from the earth, and their seed from among the children of men.

11 For they intended evil against thee: they imagined a mischievous device, nyhich they are not able to perform.

12 Therefore shalt thou make them turn their back, myhem thou shalt make ready thine arron's upon thy strings against the face of them.

13 Be thou exalted, LoRD, in thine own strength : so will we sing and praise thy power.

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art thou so far from helping

me, and from the words of my roaring? 2 O my God, I cry in the daytime, but thou hearest not; and in the night season, and am not silent. 3 But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel. 4 Our fathers trusted in thee: they trusted, and thou didst deliver them. 5 They cried unto thee, and were delivered: they trusted in thee, and were not confounded. 6 But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people. 7 All they that see me laugh me to scorn: they shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saytng, 8 He trusted on the LoRD that he would deliver him: let him deliver him, seeing he delighted in him. 9 But thou art he that took me out of the womb : thou didst make me hope n°hen I nyas upon my mother's breasts. 10 I was cast upon thee from the womb : thou art my God from my mother's belly. 11 Be not far from me ; for trouble is near; for there is none

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PSALMS.

as one sorely distressed.

12 Many bulls have compassed me: strong bulls of Bashan have beset me round. 13 They gaped upon me njith their mouths, as a ravening and a roaring lion. 14 I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint; my heart is like wax: it is melted in the midst of my bowels. 15 My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue cleaveth to my jaws; and thou hast brought me into the dust of death. 16 For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have inclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet. 17 I may tell all my bones: they look and stare upon me. 18 They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture. 19 But be not thou far from me, O LORD : O my strength, haste thee to help me. 20 Deliver my soul from the sword, my darling from the power of the dog. 21 Save me from the lion's mouth : for thou hast heard me from the horns of the unicorns. 22 I will declare thy name unto my brethren : in the midst of the congregation will I praise thee. 23 Ye that fear the LoRD, praise him ; all ye the seed of Jacob, glorify him; and fear him, all ye the seed of Israel. 24 For he hath not despised nor abhorred the affliction of

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the afflicted; neither hath he hid his face from him ; but when he cried unto him, he heard. 25 My praise shall be of thee in the great congregation: I will pay my vows before them that fear him. 26 The meek shall eat and be satisfied: they shall praise the LORD that seek him: your heart shall live for ever. 27 All the ends of the world shall remember and turn unto the LoRD: and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee. 28 For the kingdom is the LORD's : and he is the governor among the nations. 29 All they that be fat upon earth shall eat and worship ; all they that go down to the dust shall bow before him: and none can keep alive his own soul. 30 A seed shall serve him; it shall be accounted to the LORD for a generation. 31 They shall come, and shall declare his righteousness unto a people that shall be born, that he hath done this.

PSALM XXIII.

David's confidence in God's providential care and goodness.

* A Psalm of David. THE LoRD is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. 3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. 4 Yea, though walk through 2

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* A Psalm of David. HE earth is the LoRD's, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein. 2 For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods. 3 Who shall ascend into the hill of the LoRD ! and who shall stand in his holy place 3 4 He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully. 5 He shall receive the bles sing from the LoRD, and righteousness from the God of his salvation. 6 This is the generation of them that seek him, that seek thy face, O Jacob. Selah. 7 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come In. 8 Who is this King of glory? 17

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PSALMS.

pardon and help.

10 All the paths of the LoRD are mercy and truth unto such as keep his covenant and his testimonies. 11 For thy name's sake, O LoRD, pardon mine iniquity; for it is great. -12 What man is he that feareth the LoRD ! him shall he teach in the way that he shall choose. 13 His soul shall dwell at ease ; and his seed shall inherit the earth. 14 The secret of the LoRD is with them that fear him; and he will shew them his cove nant. 15 Mine eyes are ever toward the LoRD ; for he shall pluck my feet out of the net. 16 Turn thee unto me, and have mercy upon me; for I am desolate and afflicted. 17 The troubles of my heart are enlarged : O bring thou me out of my distresses, 18 Look upon mine affliction and my pain; and forgive all my sins. 19 Consider mine enemies, for they are many; and they hate me with cruel hatred. 20 O keep my soul, and deliver me: let me not be ashamed; for I put my trust in thee. 21 Let integrity and uprightness preserve me; for I wait on thee. 22 Redeem Israel, O God, out of all his troubles.

PSALM XXVI.

David in confidence of his integrity resorteth unto God.

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