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PSALM XIX.

God's works

proclaim his glory. 46 The LORD liveth; and 6. His going forth is from the blessed be my Rock ; and let the end of the heaven, and his cirGod of my salvation be exalted. cuit unto the ends of it: and

47 It is God that avengeth there is nothing hid from the me, and subdueth the people heat thereof. under me.

7 The law of the LORD IS 48 He delivereth me from perfect, converting the soul : mine enemies : yea, thou liftest the testimony of the LORD is up

above those that rise up sure, making wise the simple. against me: thou hast delivered 8 The statutes of the LORD me from the violent man. are right, rejoicing the heart :

49 Therefore will I give thanks the commandment of the LORD unto thee, O LORD, among the is pure, enlightening the eyes. heathen, and sing praises unto 9 The fear of the LORD is thy name.

clean, enduring for ever: the 50 Great deliverance giveth he judgments of the LORD are true to his king; and sheweth mercy and righteous altogether. to his anointed, to David, and 10 More to be desired are they to his seed for evermore. than gold, yea, than much fine

gold: sweeter also than honey 1 The works of God in the heavens proclaim and the honey-comb. their Maker's glory. 7 The excellency of the 11 Moreover, by them is thy divine law. 12 David prayeth for God's

servant warned: and in keepgrace and acceptance. T To the chief Musician, A Psalm of ing of them there is great re

ward

12 Who can understand his THE heavens declare the

glory of God; and the fir- errors ? cleanse thou me from mament sheweth his handy secret faults. work.

13 Keep back thy servant also 2 Day unto day uttereth from presumptuous sins ; let speech, and night unto night, them not have dominion over sheweth knowledge.

me: then shall I be upright, 3 There is no speech nor lan- and I shall be innocent from guage, where their voice is not the great transgression. heard.

14 Let the words of my mouth, 4 Their line is gone out and the meditation of my heart, through all the earth, and their be acceptable in thy sight, O words to the end of the world. LORD, my strength, and my In them hath he set a taberna- redeemer. cle for the sun, 5 Which is as a bridegroom 1 The church prayeth for the king's good success

David.

in the day of trouble, 6 and expresseth a conficoming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man tog To the chief Musician, A Psalm of a

David.

PSALM XX.

dence in God's succOUT.

run a race.

PSALMS.

A thanksgiving

for victory. THE LORD hear thee in the

3 For thou préventest him day of trouble; the name with the blessings of goodness : of the God of Jacob defend thee. thou settest a crown of

pure 2 Send thee help from the gold on his head. sanctuary, and strengthen thee 4 He asked life of thee, and out of Zion.

thou gavest it him, even length 3 Remember all thy offerings, of days for ever and ever. and accept thy burnt-sacrifice. 5 His glory is great in thy Selah.

salvation : honour and majesty 4 Grant thee according to hast thou laid

hast thou laid upon him. thine own heart, and fulfil all 6 For thou hast made him thy counsel.

most blessed for ever: thou 5 We will rejoice in thy sal- hast made him exceeding glad vation, and in the name of our with thy countenance. God we will set up our ban- 7 For the king trusteth in the ners: the LORD fulfil all thy LORD, and through the mercy petitions.

of the Most High he shall not

the LORD be saveth his anointed; he will & Thine hand shall find out all hear him from his holy heaven thine enemies: thy right hand with the saving strength of his shall find out those that hate right hand.

thee. 7 Some trust in chariots, and 9 Thou shalt make them as a some in horses : but we will re- fiery oven in the time of thine member the name of the LORD anger: the LORD shall swal

low them up in his wrath, and 8 They are brought down and the fire shall devour them. fallen: but we are risen, and 10 Their fruit shalt thou destand upright .

stroy from the earth, and their 9 Save, LORD: let the king seed from among the children hear us when we call.

of men.

11 For they intended evil 1 A thanksgiving for victory, 7 with confidence against thee: they imagined a of further success.

mischievous device, which they T To the chief Musician, A Psalm of are not able to perform.

12 Therefore shalt thou make THI

HE king shall joy in thy them turn their back, when thou

strength, O LORD; and in shalt make ready thine arrons thy salvation how greatly shall upon thy strings against the he rejoice!

face of them. 2 Thou hast given him his 13 Be thou exalted, LORD, heart's desire, and hast not in thine own strength : SO withholden the request of his will we sing and praise thy lips. Selah.

power.

our God.

PSALM XXI.

David.

PSALMS.

PSALM XXII.

David complaineth

as one sorely distressed.

12 Many bulls have compassDavid complaineth and prayeth as one sorely ed me : strong bulls of Bashan distressed: 22 he promiseth public thanksgiving and praise for mercy shown him.

have beset me round. I To the chief Musician upon Aijeleth

13 They gaped upon me with Shahar, A Psalm of David. their mouths, as a ravening and MY

Y God, my God, why hast a roaring lion.

thou forsaken me? why 14 I am poured out like waart thou so far from helping ter, and all my bones are out of me, and from the words of my joint; my heart is like wax: it roaring

is melted in the midst of my 2 O my God, I cry in the day- bowels. time, but thou hearest not; and 15 My strength is dried up in the night season, and am not like a potsherd; and my tongue silent.

cleaveth to my jaws; and thou 3 But thou art holy, O thou hast brought me into the dust that inhabitest the praises of of death. Israel.

16 For dogs have compassed 4 Our fathers trusted in thee: me: the assembly of the wicked they trusted, and thou didst have inclosed me: they pierced deliver them.

my hands and my feet. 5 They cried unto thee, and 17 I may tell all my bones: were delivered : they trusted in they look and stare upon me. thee, and were not confounded. 18 They part my garments

6 But I am a worm, and no among them, and cast lots upon man; a reproach of men, and my vesture. despised of the people.

19 But be not thou far from 7 All they that see me laugh me, O LORD: O my strength, me to scorn: they shoot out the haste thee to help me. lip, they shake the head, say- 20 Deliver my soul from the ing,

sword, my darling from the 8 He trusted on the LORD power of the dog. that he would deliver him: let 21 Save me from the lion's him deliver him, seeing he de- mouth: for thou hast heard me lighted in him.

from the horns of the unicorns. 9 But thou art he that took 22 I will declare thy narne me out of the womb : thou didst unto my brethren : in the midst make me hope when I was up- of the congregation will I praise on my mother's breasts.

thee. 10 I was cast

was cast upon thee from 23 Ye that fear the LORD, the womb: thou art my God praise him ; all ye the seed of from my mother's belly. Jacob, glorify him; and fear

11 Be not far from me ; for him, all ye the seed of Israel. trouble is near; for there is none 24 For he hath not despised to help

nor abhorred the affliction of

tuary.

David's trust in

PSALMS.

God's providence. the afflicted; neither hath he | the valley of the shadow of hid his face from him ; but when death, I will fear no evil: for he cried unto him, he heard. thou art with me; thy rod and

25 My praise shall be of thee thy staff they comfort me. in the great congregation: I 5 Thou preparest a table bewill pay my vows before them fore me in the presence of mine that fear him.

enemies : thou anointest my 26 The meek shall eat and be head with oil; my cup runneth satisfied : they shall praise the over. LORD that seek him: your heart 6 Surely goodness and mercy shall live for ever.

shall follow me all the days of 27 All the ends of the world my life: and I will dwell in the shall remember and turn unto house of the LORD for ever the LORD: and all the kindreds

PSALM XXIV. of the nations shall worship 1 God's sovereignty over the whole world. 3 before thee.

Who shall stand in his holy place. The

solemn entrance of the LORD into his sanc28 For the kingdom is the LORD's: and he is the governor

TA Psalm of David. among the nations.

THE earth is the LORD's, 29 All they that be fat upon

THE

and the fulness thereof; earth shall eat and worship: all the world, and they that dwell they that go down to the dust therein. shall bow before him: and none 2 For he hath founded it upon can keep alive his own soul. the seas, and established it

upon 30 A seed shall serve him; it the floods. shall be accounted to the LORD 3 Who shall ascend into the for a generation.

hill of the LORD? and who shall 31 They shall come, and shall stand in his holy place? declare his righteousness unto 4 He that hath clean hands, a people that shall be born, that and a pure heart; who hath not he hath done this.

lifted

up

his soul unto vanity,

nor sworn deceitfully. David's confidence in God's providential care

5 He shall receive the bles and goodness.

sing from the LORD, and righTA Psalm of David.

teousness from the God of his THE THE LORD is my shepherd; salvation. I shall not want.

6 This is the generation of 2 He maketh me to lie down them that seek him, that seek in green pastures : he leadeth thy face, O Jacob. Selah. me beside the still waters.

7 Lift up your heads, 0 ye 3 He restoreth my soul: he gates; and be ye lift up, ye leadeth me in the paths of righ everlasting doors; and the King teousness for his name's sake.

of glory shall come in. 4 Yea, though I walk through 8 Who is this King of glory?

PSALM XXIII.

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David prayeth for

PSALMS.

pardon and help the LORD strong and mighty, 10 All the paths of the LORD the LORD mighty in battle. are mercy and truth unto such

9 Lift up your heads, 0 ye as keep his covenant and his gates; even lift them up, ye testimonies . everlasting doors; and the King 11 For thy name's sake, O of glory shall come in.

LORD, pardon mine iniquity ; 10 Who is this King of glory? for it is great. the LORD of hosts, he is the 12 What man is he that fearKing of glory. Selah.

eth the LORD? him shall he PSALM XXV.

teach in the way that he shall

choose. 1 David's confidence in prayer : he prayeth for remission of sins, 16 and for help in af

13 His soul shall dwell at fliction.

ease; and his seed shall inherit TA Psalm of David.

the earth.

14 The secret of the LORD is UNTO thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.

with them that fear him; and 2 O my God, I trust in thee: he will shew them his cove let me not be ashamed, let not nant. mine enemies triumph over me. 15 Mine eyes are ever toward

3 Yea, let none that wait on the LORD; for he shall pluck thee be ashamed: let them be my feet out of the net. ashamed which transgress with

16 Turn thee unto me, and out cause.

have mercy upon me; for I am 4 Shew me thy ways, O LORD; desolate and afflicted. teach me thy paths.

17 The troubles of my heart 5 Lead me in thy truth, and are enlarged : O bring thou me teach me : for thou art the God out of my distresses, of my salvation; on thee do I 18 Look upon mine affliction wait all the day.

and my pain ; and forgive all 6 Remember, O LORD, thy my sins. tender mercies and thy loving- 19 Consider mine enemies, kindnesses; for they have been for they are many; and they ever of old.

hate me with cruel hatred. 7 Remember not the sins of 20 O keep my soul, and delivmy youth, nor my transgres- er me: let me not be ashamed; sions: according to thy mercy for I put my trust in thee. remember thou me for thy good- 21 Let integrity and uprightness' sake, O LORD.

ness preserve me; for I wait 8 Good and upright is the LORD: therefore will he teach 22 Redeem Israel, o God, out sinners in the way.

of all his troubles. 9 The meek will he guide in

PSALM XXVI. judgment : and the meek will he teach his way.

David in confidence of his integrity resorteth

on thee.

unto God.

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