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God's care over good men.


David blesseth God done ; he commanded, and it

PSALM XXXIV. stood fast.

1 David praiseth God, and exhorteth others 10 The LORD bringeth the

thereto from his own experience. 8 They

are blessed that trust in God. 11 An exhortcounsel of the heathen to nought: alion to the fear of God. 15 The priorleges he maketh the devices of the of the righteous. people of none effect.

TA Psalm of David, when he changed 11 The counsel of the LORD

his behaviour before Abimelech; standeth for ever, the thoughts

who drove him away, and he deof his heart to all generations.

parted. 12 Blessed is the nation whose I WILL bless

thọ LORD at all God is the LORD; and the peo

times: his praise shall conple whom he hath chosen for tinually be in my mouth. his own inheritance.

2 My soul shall make her boast 13 The LORD looketh from in the LORD: the humble shall heaven; he beholdeth all the hear thereof, and be glad sons of men.

3 O magnify the LORD with 14 From the place of his hab- me, and let us exalt his name itation he looketh upon all the together. inhabitants of the earth.

4 I sought the LORI), and he 15 He fashioneth their hearts heard me, and delivered me from alike ; he considereth all their all my fears. works.

5 They looked unto him, and 16 There is no king saved by were lightened: and their faces the multitude of an host: a were not ashamed. mighty man is not delivered by 6 This poor man cried, and much strength.

the LORD heard him, and saved 17 An horse is a vain thing him out of all his troubles. for safety: neither shall he de- 7 The angel of the LORD liver any by his great strength. encampeth round about them

18 Behold, the eye of the LORD that fear him, and delivereth is upon them that fear him, up

them. on them that hope in his mercy;

8 O taste and see that the 19 To deliver their soul from LORD is good : blessed is the death, and to keep them alive man that trusteth in him. in famine.

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9 O fear the LORD, ye his 20 Our soul waiteth for the saints; for there is no want to LORD: he is our help and our them that fear him. . shield.

10 The young lions do lack, 21 For our heart shall rejoice and suffer hunger : but they in him, because we have trust that seek the LORD shall not ed in his holy name.

want any good thing 22 Let thy mercy, O LORD, 11 Come, ye children, hearken be upon us, according as we unto me: I will teach you the hope in thee.

fear of the LORD.


The privileges of the righteous.

David's prayer for safety. 12 What man is he that desi- | buckler, and stand up for mine reth life, and loveth many days, help. that he may see good ?

3 Draw out also the spear, and 13 Keep thy tongue from evil, stop the way against them that and thy lips from speaking persecute me: say unto my guile.

soul, I am thy salvation. 14 Depart from evil, and do 4 Let them be confounded and good; seek peace, and pursue it. put to shame that seek after my

15 The eyes of the LORD are soul : let them be turned back upon the righteous, and his ears and brought to confusion that are open unto their cry.

devise my hurt . 16 The face of the LORD is 5 Let them be as chaff before against them that do evil, to cut the wind : and let the angel of off the remembrance of them the LORD chase them. from the earth.

6 Let their way be dark and 17 The righteous cry, and the slippery: and let the angel of LORD heareth, and delivereth the LORD persecute them. them out of all their troubles. 7 For without cause have they

18 The Lord is nigh unto hid for me their net in a pit, them that are of a broken heart; which without cause they have and saveth such as be of a con- digged for my soul . trite spirit.

8 Let destruction come upon 19 Many are the afflictions of him at unawares; and let his the righteous : but the LORD net that he hath hid catch himdelivereth him out of them all. self: into that very destruction

20 He keepeth all his bones : let him fall. not one of them is broken.

9 And my soul shall be joyful 21 Evil shall slay the wicked: in the LORD: it shall rejoice in and they that hate the righte- his salvation. ous shall be desolate.

1.0 All my bones shall say, 22 The LORD redeemeth the LORD, who is like unto thee, soul of his servants : and none which deliverest the poor from of them that trust in him shall him that is too strong for him, be desolate.

yea, the poor and the needy

from him that spoileth him? 1 David prayeth for safety to himself, and con- 11 False witnesses did rise fusion to his enemies : 11 he complaineth of their calumny, ingratitude, and malice against they laid to my charge things him : 22 he moveth God to do him right, and that I knew not. TA Psalm of David.

12 They rewarded me evil for PL

LEAD my cause, O LORD, good to the spoiling of my soul.

with them that strive with 13 But as for me, when they me : fight against them that were sick, my clothing was fight against me.

sackcloth : I humbled my soul 2 Take hold of shield and I with fasting; and my prayer



avenge him.



David complaineth


of his enemies. returned into mine own bo- 24 Judge me, O LORD my God,

according to thy righteousness; 14 I behaved myself as though and let them not rejoice over he had been my friend or broth- me. er: I bowed down heavily, as 25 Let them not say in their one that mourneth for his moth- hearts, Ah, so would we have

it: let them not say, We have 15 But in mine adversity they swallowed him up. rejoiced, and gathered them- 26 Let them be ashamed and selves together: yea, the abjects brought to confusion together gathered themselves together that rejoice at mine hurt: let against me, and I knew it not; them be clothed with shame they did tear me, and ceased and dishonour that magnify not:

themselves against me. 16 With hypocritical mockers 27 Let them shout for joy, in feasts, they gnashed upon me and be glad, that favour my with their teeth.

righteous cause: yea, let them 17 LORD, how long wilt thou say continually, Let the LORD look on? rescue my soul from be magnified, which hath pleastheir destructions, my darling ure in the prosperity of his from the lions.

servant. 18 I will give thee thanks in 28 And my tongue shall speak the great congregation: I will of thy righteousness and of thy praise thee among much peo- praise all the day long. ple.

PSALM XXXVI. 19 Let not them that are mine

1 The falsehood and mischievous devices of the enemies wrongfully rejoice over

wicked : 5 the excellency of the divine mercy,

righteousness, truth, and loving-kindness. 10 me: neither let them wink with

David prayeth God to continue his favour to the eye that hate me without a

the good, and to baffle the designs of the

To the chief Musician, A Psalm of 20 For they speak not peace :

David the servant of the LORD. but they devise deceitful mat: THE transgression of the ters against them that are quiet in the land.

heart, that there is no fear of 21 Yea, they opened their God before his eyes. mouth wide against me, and

2 For. he flattereth himself in said, Aha, aha! our eye hath his own eyes, until his iniquity seen it.

be found to be hateful. 22 This thou hast seen, O 3 The words of his mouth LORD: keep not silence: 0 are iniquity and deceit: he hath LORD, be not far from me. left off to be wise, and to do

23 Stir up thyself, and awake good. to my judgment, even unto my 4 He deviseth mischief upon cause, my God and my Lord. his bed; he setteth himself in



David exhorteth to


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a way that is not good; he ab- down like the grass, and wither horreth not evil.

as the green herb. 5 Thy mercy, O LORD, is in 3 Trust in the LORD, and do the heavens ; and thy faithful- good; so shalt thou dwell in ness reacheth unto the clouds.

the land, and verily thou shalt 6 Thy righteousness is like be fed. the great mountains; thy judg- 4 Delight thyself also in the ments are a great deep: 0 LORD; and he shall give thee LORD, thou preservest man and the desires of thine heart. beast.

5 Commit thy way unto the 7 How excellent is thy loving- LORD; trust also in him; and kindness, O God! therefore the he shall bring it to pass. children of men put their trust 6 And he shall bring forth under the shadow of thy wings. thy righteousness as the light, ,

8 They shall be abundantly and thy judgment as the noonsatisfied with the fatness of thy day. house; and thou shalt make 7 Rest in the LORD, and wait them drink of the river of thy patiently for him : frut not thypleasures.

self because of him who pros9 For with thee is the foun- pereth in his way, because of tain of life: in thy light shall the man who bringeth wicked we see light.

devices to pass. 10 O continue thy loving-kind- 8 Cease from anger, and forness unto them that know thee; sake wrath : fret not thyself in and thy righteousness to the up- any wise to do evil. right in heart.

9 For evil doers shall be cut 11 Let not the foot of pride off: but those that wait upon come against me, and let not the LORD, they shall inherit the the hand of the wicked remove earth.

10 For yet a little while, and 12 There are the workers of the wicked shall not be : yea, iniquity fallen: they are cast thou shalt diligently consider down, and shall not be able to his place, and it shall not be. rise.

11 But the meek shall inher

it the earth ; and shall delight David exhorteth to a patient and humble trust in themselves in the abundance

of God, in full assurance of an happy issue to the righteous, and of the short-lived prosperity

peace. of the wicked.

12 The wicked plotteth against TA Psalm of David.

the just, and gnasheth upon him FR VRET not thyself because of with his teeth.

evil doers, neither be thou 13 The LORD shall laugh at envious against the workers of him: for he seeth that his day iniquity. 2 For they shall soon be cut 14 The wicked have drawn




is coming

many wicked.


The different end of


good and bad men. out the sword, and have bent | seen the righteous forsaken, nor their bow, to cast down the his seed begging bread. poor and needy, and to slay | 26 He is ever merciful, and such as be of upright conversa- lendeth ; and his seed is blessed. tion.

27 Depart from evil, and do 15 Their sword shall enter good; and dwell for evermore. into their own heart, and their 28 For the LORD loveth judgbows shall be broken.

ment, and forsaketh not his 16 A little that a righteous man saints; they are preserved for hath is better than the riches of ever: but the seed of the wicked

shall be cut off. 17 For the arms of the wicked

29 The righteous shall inherit shall be broken: but the Lord the land, and dwell therein for upholdeth the righteous.

18 The LORD knoweth the 30 The mouth of the righteous days of the upright: and their speaketh wisdom, and histongue inheritance shall be for ever. talketh of judgment.

19 They shall not be ashamed 31 The law of his God is in in the evil time: and in the his heart; none of his steps shall days of famine they shall be slide. satisfied.

32 The wicked watcheth the 20 But the wicked shall per- righteous, and seeketh to slay ish, and the enemies of the i him. LORD shall be as the fat of 33 The LORD will not leave lambs: they shall consume; him in his hand, nor condemn into smoke shall they consume him when he is judged. away.

34 Wait on the LORD, and 21 The wicked borroweth, and keep his way, and he shall expayeth not again : but the righ- alt thee to inherit the land: teous sheweth mercy, and giv- when the wicked are cut off,

thou shalt see it. 22 For such as be blessed of 35 I have seen the wicked in him shall inherit the earth; and great power, and spreading himthey that be cursed of him shall self like a green bay-tree. be cut off.

36 Yet he passed away, and 23 The steps of a good man lo, he was not: yea, I sought are ordered by the LORD: and him, but he could not be found. he delighteth in his way. 37 Mark the perfect man, and

24 Though he fall, he shall behold the upright: for the end not be utterly cast down: for of that man is peace. the LORD upholdeth him with 38 But the transgressors shall his hand.

be destroyed together: the end 25 I have been young, and of the wicked shall be cut off. now am old; yet have I not 39 But the salvation of the


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