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the malice of Doeg reproved. remission of his sins.
PSALMS. hidden part thou shalt make me whole bútnt-offering : then shall to know wisdom.
they offer bullocks upon thine 7 Purge me with hyssop, and altar. I shall be clean: wash me, and
PSALM LII. I shall be whiter than snow.
1 David reproving the spiteful malice of Doeg, 8 Make me to hear joy and prophesieth his destruction. 6 The righteous gladness; that the bones which
shall rejoice at it. 8 David in confidence of
God's mercy gideth him thanks. thou hast broken may rejoice.
T To the chief Musician, Maschil, A 9 Hide thy face from my sins, Psalm of David, when Doeg the and blot out all mine iniquities. Edomite came and told Saul, and
10 Create in me a clean heart, said unto him, David is come to the O God; and renew a right
house of Ahimelech. spirit within me.
HY boastest thou thyself 11 Cast me not away from in mischief, O mighty thy presence; and take not thy man? the goodness of God enholy spirit from me.
dureth continually. 12 Restore unto me the joy of 2 Thy tongue deviseth misthy salvation; and uphold me chiefs; like a sharp razor, workwith thy free spirit.
ing deceitfully. 13 Then will I teach trans- 3 Thou lovest evil more than gressors thy ways; and sinners good; and lying rather than to shall be converted unto thee. speak righteousness. Selah.
14 Deliver me from blood- 4 Thou lovest all devouring guiltiness, O God, thou God of words, O thòu deceitful tongue. my salvation : and my tongue 5 God shall likewise destroy shall sing aloud of thy righte- thee for ever, he shall take thee
away, and pluck thee out of thy 15 O Lord, open thou my dwelling-place, and root thee lips, and my mouth shall shew out of the land of the living. forth thy praise.
Selah. 16 For thou desirest not sac- 6 The righteous also shall see, rifice ; else would I give it : and fear, and shall laugh at thou delightest not in burnt-of-him : fering.
7 Lo, this is the man that made 17 The sacrifices of God are not God his strength; but trusta broken spirit: a broken and ed in the abundance of his riches, a contrite heart, O God, thou and strengthened himself in his wilt not despise.
wickedness. 18 Do good in thy good pleas- | 8 But I am like a green oliveure unto Zion: build thou the tree in the house of God: I trust walls of Jerusalem.
in the mercy of God for ever 19 Then shalt thou be pleased and ever. with the sacrifices of righteous- 9 I will praise thee for ever, ness, with burnt-offering and I because thou hast done it: and
The corruption of inankind.
David's prayer in distress I will wait on thy name; for it the Ziphims came and said to Saul,
Doth not David hide himself with is good before thy saints.
us ? PSALM LIII.
AVE me, O God, by thy i David describeth the general corruption of name, and judge me by thy mankind. 7 He wisheth to see the salvation of God.
strength. I To the chief Musician upon Maha- 2 Hear my prayer, O God: lath, Maschil, A Psalm of David.
give ear to the words of my HE fool hath said in his mouth. TH heart, There is no God.
3 For strangers are risen up Corrupt are they, and have done against me, and oppressors seek abominable iniquity : there is after my soul : they have not none that doeth good.
set God before them. Selah. 2 God looked down from
4 Behold, God is mine helper: heaven upon the children of the Lord is with them that upmen, to see if there were any hold my soul. that did understand, that did 5 He shall reward evil unto seek God.
mine enemies ; cut them off in 3 Every one of them is gone thy truth. back : they are altogether be- 6 I will freely sacrifice unto come filthy ; there is none that thee: I will praise thy name, doeth good, no, not one. O Lord; for it is good.
4 Have the workers of iniqui- 7 For he hath delivered me out ty no knowledge ? who eat up of all trouble : and mine eye my people as they eat bread: hath seen his desire upon mine they have not called upon God. enemies. 5 There were they in great
PSALM LV. fear, where no fear was: for
1 David in his prayer complaineth of his disGod hath scattered the bones tress : 9 he prayeth against his enemics, of
whose wickedness and treachery he complainof him that encampeth against eth: 16 he comforteth himself in God's presthee: thou hast put them to ervalion of him, and confusion of his shame, because God hath despised them
1 To the chief Musician on Neginoth,
Maschil, A Psalm of David. 6 Oh that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion! G
IVE ear to my prayer,
( when God bringeth back the
God; and hide not thyself captivity of his people, Jacob
from my supplication. shall rejoice, and Israel shall be
2 Attend unto me, and hear glad.
I mourn in my complaint,
and make a noise ; PSALM LIV.
3 Because of the voice of the i David complaining of the Ziphims, prayeth enemy, because of the oppres
for salvation : 4 in confidence of God's help sion of the wicked: for they he promiseth sacrifice and praise To the chief Musician on Neginoth, cast iniquity upon me, and in Maschil, A Psalm of David, when I wrath they hate me. .
and against his enemies.
PSALMS. He comforteth himself in God. 4 My heart is sore pained 16 As for me, I will call upon within me: and the terrors of God: and the LORD shall save death are fallen upon me.
5 Fearfulness and trembling 17 Evening, and morning, and are come upon me, and horror at noon, will I pray, and cry hath overwhelmed me.
aloud: and he shall hear my 6 And I said, Oh that I had voice. wings like a dove! for then 18 He hath delivered my soul wonld I fly away, and be at in peace from the battle that rest.
was against me: for there were 7 Lo, then would I wander far many with me. off, and remain in the wilder- 19 God shall hear and afflict Selah.
them, even he that abideth of 8 I would hasten my escape old. Selah. Because they have from the windy storm and tem- no changes, therefore they fear pest.
not God. 9 Destroy, O Lord, and di- 20 He hath put forth his vide their tongues : for I have hands against such as be at: seen violence and strife in the peace with him: he hath broken city.
his covenant. 10 Day and night they go 21 The words of his mouth about it upon the walls thereof: were smoother than butter, but mischief also and sorrow are in war was in his heart: his words the midst of it.
were softer than oil, yet were 11 Wickedness is in the midst they drawn swords. thereof: deceit and guile de- 22 Cast thy burden upon the part not from her streets. LORD, and he shall sustain thee:
12 For it was not an enemy he shall never suffer the rightethat reproached me; then I ous to be moved. could have borne it: neither 23 But thou, O God, shalt was it he that hated me that bring them down into the pit did magnify himself against me; of destruction: bloody and dethen I would have hid myself ceitful men shall not live out from him :
half their days; but I will trust 13 But it was thou, a man in thee. mine equal, my guide, and mine acquaintance.
1 David praying to God in confidence of his
word, complainelh of his enemies : 9 he pro 14 We took sweet counsel to
fesselh his confidence in God's word, and gether, and walked unto the promiseth to praisc him. house of God in company.
T To the chief Musician upon Jonath
elem-rechokim, Michtam of David, 15 Let death seize upon them, when the Philistines took him in and let them go down quick into
hell; for wickedness is in their BE merciful unto me, 0 God
David's confidence in God.
David praiseth God. up; he fighting daily oppres
1 David in prayer fleeing unto God, complaineth 2. Mine enemies would daily
of his dangerous case : 7 he encourageth him.
self to praise God. swallow me up : for they be ma- To the chief Musician, Al-taschith, ny that fight against me, O thou Michtam of David, when he fled from Most High.
Saul in the cave. 3 What time I am afraid, I BE merciful unto me, me God, will trust in thee.
4 In God I will praise his my soul trusteth in thee: yea, word, in God I have put my in the shadow of thy wings will trust; I will not fear what flesh I make my refuge, until these can do unto me.
calamities be overpast. 5 Every day they wrest my 2 I will cry unto God Most words: all their thoughts are High ; unto God that performagainst me for evil.
eth all things for me. 6 They gather themselves to- 3 He shall send from heaven, gether, they hide themselves, and save me from the reproach they mark my steps, when they of him that would swallow me wait for my soul.
up. Selah. God shall send forth 7 Shall they escape by iniqui- his mercy and his truth. ty? in thine anger cast down 4 My soul is among lions : the people, O God.
and I lie even among them that 8 Thou tellest my wander- are set on fire, even the sons ings: put thou my tears into of men, whose teeth are spears thy bottle : are they not in thy and arrows, and their tongue a book ?
sharp sword. 9 When I cry unto thee, then 5 Be thou exalted, o God, shall mine enemies turn back : above the heavens ; let thy glothis I know; for God is for ry be above all the earth.
6 They have prepared a net 10 In God will I praise his for my steps; my soul is bowword: in the LORD will I praise ed down : they have digged a his word.
pit before me, into the midst 11 In God have I put my whereof they are fallen themtrust: I will not be afraid what selves. Selah. man can do unto me.
7 My heart is fixed, O God, 12 Thy vows are upon me, O my heart is fixed: I will sing God: I will render praises unto and give praise. thee.
8 Awake up, my glory; awake 13 For thou hast delivered my psaltery and harp: I myself will soul from death: wilt not thou awake early. deliver my feet from falling, that 9 I will praise thee, O Lord, I may walk before God in the among the people: I will sing light of the living?
unto thee among the nations.
Michtam of David.
Wicked judges reproved.
David prayeth to God. 10 For thy mercy is great un- 9 Before your pots can feel the to the heavens, and thy truth thorns, he shall take them unto the clouds.
away as with a whirlwind, both 11 Be thou exalted, O God, living, and in his wrath. above the heavens : let thy glo- 10 The righteous shall rejoice be above all the earth.
when he seeth the vengeance:
he shall wash his feet in the 1 David reproving wicked judges, 3 describeth blood of the wicked. the nature of the wicked, 6 and devoteth them 11 So that a man shall say, to God's judgments, 10 whereat the righteous Verily there is a reward for
the shall rejoice. I To the chief Musician, Al-taschith, righteous : verily he is a God
that judgeth in the earth. Do ye indeed speak righte
ousness, O congregation? do ye judge uprightly, 0 ye
1 David in great danger prayeth to be saved
from his enemies : 6 he complaineth of their sons of men?
cruelty : 8 he trusteth in God : 11 he prayeth 2 Yea, in heart ye work wick
for the destruction of his enemies : 16 he
promiseth to praise God continually. edness; ye weigh the violence TTo the chief Musician, Al-taschith, of your hands in the earth.
Michtam of David: when Saul sent, 3 The wicked are estranged and they watched the house to kill from the womb : they go astray
him. as soon as they be born, speak- DE
ELIVER me from mine ing lies.
enemies, O my God: de4 Their poison is like the poi- fend me from them that rise son of a serpent: they are like up against me. the deaf adder that stoppeth 2 Deliver me from the work
ers of iniquity, and save me 5 Which will not hearken to from bloody men. the voice of charmers, charm- 3 For lo, they lie in wait for ing never so wisely.
my soul : the mighty are gath6 Break their teeth, O God, ered against me; not for my in their mouth: break out the transgression, nor for my sin, great teeth of the young lions, O LORD. O LORD.
4 They run and prepare them7 Let them melt away as selves without my fault: 'awake waters which run continually: to help me, and behold. when he bendeth his bow to 5 Thou therefore, O LORD shoot his arrows, let them be as God of hosts, the God of Israel, cut in pieces.
awake to visit all the heathen: 8 As a snail which melteth, be not merciful to any wicked
every me of them pass transgressors. Selah. away: like the untimely birth 6 They return at evening: of a woman, that they may not they make a noise like a dog, see the sun.
and go round about the city.