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God's mercy.



me sore.

my God.

David imploreth righteous is of the LORD: he light of mine eyes, it also is is their strength in the time of gone from me. trouble.

11 My lovers and my friends 40 And the LORD shall help stand aloof from my sore; and them, and deliver them: he shall my kinsmen stand afar off. deliver them from the wicked, 12 They also that seek after and save them, because they my life lay snares for me :. and trust in him.

they that seek my hurt speak

mischievous things, and imagine Dand moreth God to take compassion of his deceits all the day long. . sad condition, confessing his sins to have been 13 But I, as a deaf man, heard the cause of it. A Psalm of David, to bring to remem

not; and I was as a dumb man

that openeth not his mouth. LORD, rebuke me not in

14 Thus I was as a man that O

thy wrath: neither chasten heareth not, and in whose mouth me in thy hot displeasure. are no reproofs.

2 For thine arrows stick fast 15 For in thee, O LORD, do I in me, and thy hand presseth hope: thou wilt hear, O LORD 3 There is no soundness in

16 For I said, Hear me, lest

my flesh because of thiné anger;

otherwise they should rejoice neither is there any rest in my over me: when my foot slipbones because of my sin. . peth, they magnify themselves

4 For mine iniquities are gone against me. over mine head: as an heavy 17 For I am ready to halt, burden they are too heavy for and my sorrow is continually

before me. 5 My wounds stink, and are

18 For I will declare mine inicorrupt because of my foolish- quity; I will be sorry for my sin.

19 But mine enemies are live6 I am troubled; I am bowed ly, and they are strong: and down greatly; I go mourning they that hate me wrongfully, all the day long.

are multiplied. 7 For my loins are filled with 20 They also that render evil a loathsome disease : and there for good are mine adversaries; is no soundness in my flesh. because I follow the thing that

8 I am feeble and sore broken: good is. I have roared by reason of the

21 Forsake me not, O LORD: disquietness of my heart. O my God, be not far from me.

9 Lord, all my desire is be- 22 Make haste to help me, O fore thee; and my groaning is LORD my salvation. . not hid from thee.

PSALM XXXIX. 10 My heart panteth, my

1 David's care not to offend with his tongue: strength faileth me: as for the

4 his reflections upon the shortness and vanity



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The vanity of human life.


The benefit of trust in God. of human life, which lead him to hope in God: 8 he prayech for pardon and comfort before

sume away like a moth : surely his death.

every man is vanity. Selah. To the chief Musician, even to Jedu- 12 Hear my prayer, O LORD, thun, A Psalm of David.

and give ear unto my cry; hold I

SAID, I will take heed to not thy peace at my tears : for

my ways, that I sin not I am a stranger with thee and with my tongue: I will keep a sojourner, as all my fathers my mouth with a bridle, while were. the wicked is before me.

13.0 spare me, that I may 2 I was dumb with silence ; I recover strength, before I go held my peace, even from good; hence, and be no more and my sorrow was stirred. 3 My heart was hot within

PSALM XL. me; while I was musing the David from his own experience sheweth the fire burned: then spake I with

benefit of trust in God. 6 Obedience the most

acceptable sacrifice. 9 David's grateful return my tongue.

of praise : 11 he prayeth for salvation to him 4 LORD, make me to know

self, and confusion to his enemies. mine end, and the measure of T To the chief Musician, A Psalm of

David. my days, what it is ; that I

may know how frail I am.


WAITED patiently for the 5 Behold, thou hast made my LORD; and he inclined unto days as an handbreadth ; and me, and heard my cry. mine age is as nothing before 2'He brought me up also out thee: verily every man at his of an horrible pit, out of the best state is altogether vanity miry clay, and set my feet upSelah.

on a rock, and established my 6 Surely every man walketh goings. in a vain shew : surely they are

3 And he hath put a new song disquieted in vain : he heapeth in my mouth, even praise unto up riches, and knoweth not who our God: many shall see it, shall gather them.

and fear, and shall trust in the 7 And now, Lord, what wait LORD. I for? my hope is in thee. 4 Blessed is that man that

8 Deliver me from all my maketh the LORD his trust, and transgressions : make me not respecteth not the proud, nor the reproach of the foolish. such as turn aside to lies.

9 I was dumb, I opened not my 5 Many, O LORD my God, mouth; because thou didst it. are thy wonderful works which

10 Remove thy stroke away thou hast done, and thy thoughts from me: I am consumed by which are to us-ward: they the blow of thine hand.

cannot be reckoned up in order 11 When thou with rebukes unto thee: if I would declare dost correct man for iniquity, and speak of thein, they are thou makest his beauty to con- more than can be numbered.


my heart.



Obedience better than sacrifice.

The merciful man's recompense. 6 Sacrifice and offering thou reward of their shame that say didst not desire; mine ears hast unto me, Aha, aha. thou opened: burnt-offering and 16 Let all those that seek thee sin-offering hast thou not requi- rejoice and be glad in thee: let red.

such as love thy salvation say 7 Then said I, Lo, I come : continually, The LORD be magin the volume of the book it is nified. written of me,

17 But I am poor and needy; 8 I delight to do thy will, O yet the Lord thinketh upon my God: yea, thy law is within me: thou art my help and my

deliverer; make no tarrying, O ġ I have preached righteous- my

God. ness in the great congregation:

PSALM XLI. lo, I have not refrained my lips,

1 The recompense of the charitable man. O LORD, thou knowest.

David prayeth for mercy, complaining of the 10 I have not hid thy righ- treachery of his enemies and apostate friends : teousness within my heart; I

11 he acknowledgeth God's favour, and blesseth have declared thy faithfulness to the chief Musician, A Psalm of and thy salvation: I have not

David. concealed thy loving-kindness BLE

LESSED is he that conand thy truth from the great sidereth the


the congregation.

LORD will deliver him in time 11 Withhold not thou thy of trouble.. tender mercies from me,

from me, o 2 The LORD will preserve LORD: let thy loving-kindness him, and keep him alive; and and thy truth continually pre- he shall be blessed upon the

earth: and thou wilt not deliv12 For innumerable evils have er him unto the will of his enecompassed me about: mine ini- mies. quities have taken hold upon 3 The LORD will strengthen me, so that I am not able to him upon the bed of languishlook up; they are more than ing: thou wilt make all his bed the hairs of mine head: there- in his sickness. fore my heart faileth me.

4 I said, LORD, be merciful 13 Be pleased, O LORD, to unto me: heal my soul; for I deliver me: O LORD, make have sinned against thee. haste to help me.

5 Mine enemies speak evil of 14 Let them be ashamed and me, When shall he die, and his confounded together that seek name perish? after my soul to destroy it; let 6 And if he come to see me,

he them bě driven backward and speaketh vanity: his heart gathput to shame that wish me ereth iniquity to itself; when he evil

goeth abroad, he telleth it. 15 Let them be desolate for a 7 All that hate me whisper

serve me.

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David blesseth God.


for ever.

Hope in God recommended. together against me: against | voice of joy and praise, with a me do they devise my hurt. multitude that kept holy-day.

8 An evil disease, say they, 5 Why art thou cast down, O cleaveth fast unto him: and my soul ? and why art thou non that he lieth he shall rise disquieted in me? hope thou up no more.

in Ğod : for I shall yet praise 9 Yea, mine own familiar him for the help of his countefriend, in whom I trusted, which nance. did eat of my bread, hath lifted 6 O my God, my soul is cast up his heel against me.

down within me : therefore will 10 But thou, O LORD, be mer- I remember thee from the land ciful unto me, and raise me up, of Jordan, and of the Hermonthat I may requite them.

ites, from the hill Mizar. 11 By this I know that thou 7 Deep calleth unto deep at favourest me, because mine ene- the noise of thy water-spouts : my doth not triumph over me. all thy waves and thy billows 12 And as for me, thou up- are gone over me.

. holdest me in mine integrity,

8 Yet the LORD will command and settest me before thy face his loving-kindness in the day

time, and in the night his song 13 Blessed be the LORD God shall be with me, and my prayer of Israel from everlasting, and unto the God of my life.

everlasting. Amen, and 9 I will say unto God my Amen.

rock, Why hast thou forgotten

me? why go I mourning be1 The psalmist longeth after the service of God cause of the oppression of the in the temple : 5 he encourageth his dejected enemy? To the chief Musician, Maschil, for

10 As with a sword in my

bones, mine enemies reproach AS

S the hart panteth after the me; while they say daily unto

water-brooks, so panteth me, Where is thy God? my soul after thee, O God. 11 Why art thou cast down,

2 My soul thirsteth for God, O my soul ? and why art thou for the living God: when shall disquieted within me? hope I come and appear before God? thou in God: for I shall yet 3 My tears have been my meat praise him, who is the health day and night, while they con

of my countenance, and my tinually say unto me, Where is God. thy God? 4 When I remember these

1 The psalmist praying God to judge his cause, things, I pour out my soul in

and restore him to his temple, promiseth to

serve him joyfully there : 5 he encourageth his me: for I had gone with the multitude, I went with them JUDGE me, O God, and to the house of God, with the plead my cause against an



soul lo trust in God.

the sons of Korah.


soul to trust in God.



my God,

The church complaineth

of present evils ungodly nation : 0 deliver me | countenance, because thou hadst from the deceitful and unjust a favour unto them.

4 Thou art my King, O God: 2 For thou art the God of my command deliverances for Ja<strength : why dost thou cast cob. me of? why go I mourning be- 5 Through thee will we push *cause of the oppression of the down our enemies: through thy tertemy?

name will we tread them under 3 0 send out thy light and that rise up against us. thy truth: let them lead me; 6 For I will not trust in my let them bring me unto thy holy bow, neither shall my sword hill, and to thy tabernacles. save me

7 But thou hast saved us from altar of God, unto God my our enemies, and hast put them exceeding joy: yea, upon the to shame that hated us harp will I praise thee, o God 8 In God we boast all the day

long, and praise thy name for 5 Why art thou cast down, o ever.

Selah. my soul? and why art thou 9 But thou hast cast off, and disquieted within me? hope in put us to shame; and goest not God: for I shall yet praise him, forth with our armies. xvho is the health of my counte

10 Thou makest us to turn wance, and my God.

back from the enemy: and they

which hate us spoil for them 1 The church catling to mind former favours, selves. 9 complaineth of present evils : 17 professing her integrēty, 23 she feroenlly prayeth for sheep

appointed for meat; and

11 Thou hast given us like To the chief Musician for the sons hast scattered us among the of Korah, Maschil.

heathen. E have heard with our WE

12 Thou sellest thy people for ears, O God, our fathers nought, and dost not increase have told us, what work thou thy wealth by their price. didst in their days, in the times 13 Thou makest us a reproach of old.

to our neighbours, a scorn and 2 How thou didst drive out a derision to them that are the heathen with thy hand, and round about us. plantedst them; how thou didst 14 Thou makest us a by-word afflict the people, and cast them among the heathen, a shaking

of the head among the people . 3 For they got not the land in 15 My confusion is continualpossession by their own sword, ly before me, and the shame of neither did their own arṁ save my face hath covered me, them: but thy right hand, and 16 For the voice of him that thine arın, and the light of thy i reproacheth and blasphemeth ;


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