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hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom. 7. Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean : wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. 8 Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones nobich thou hast broken may rejoice. 9 Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities. 10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. 11 Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me. 12 Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me njith thy free spirit. 13 Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee. 14 Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation: and my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteOUISI),62.SS. 15 O Lord, open thou my lips, and my mouth shall shew forth thy praise. 16 For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it : thou delightest not in burnt-offering. 17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise. 18 Do good in thy good pleasure unto Zion: build thou the walls of Jerusalem. 19 Then shalt thou be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness, with burnt-offering and


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1 David reproving the spiteful malice of Doeg, prophesieth his destruction. 6 The righteous shall rejoice at it. 8 David in confidence of . God's mercy giveth him thanks.

* To the chief Musician, Maschil, A Psalm of David, when Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul, and said unto him, David is come to the house of Ahimelech. WHY boastest thou thyself in mischief, O mighty man? the goodness of God endureth continually. 2 Thy tongue deviseth mischiefs; like a sharp razor, working deceitfully. 3 Thou lovest evil more than good; and lying rather than to speak righteousness. Selah. 4 Thou lovest all devouring words, O thou deceitful tongue. 5 God shall likewise destroy thee for ever, he shall take thee away, and pluck thee out of thy dwelling-place, and root thee out of the land of the living. Selah. 6 The righteous also shall see, and fear, and shall laugh at him : 7 Lo, this is the man that made not God his strength; but trustedin the abundance of his riches, and strengthened himself in his wickedness. 8 But I am like a green olivetree in the house of God: I trust in the mercy of God for ever and ever. 9 I will praise thee for ever,

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HE fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that doeth good. 2 God looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, that did seek God. 3 Every one of them is gone back: they are altogether become filthy; there is none that doeth good, no, not one. 4 Have the workers of iniquity no knowledge 2 who eat up my people as they eat bread: they have not called upon God. 5 There were they in great fear, myhere no fear was: for God hath scattered the bones of him that encampeth against thee: thou hast put them to shame, because God hath despised them. ... • 6 Oh that the salvation of Israel overe come out of Zion when God bringeth back the captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice, and Israel shall be glad.

PSALM LIV. 1 David complaining of the Ziphims, prayeth for salvation: 4 in confidence of God's help he promiseth sacrifice and praise. *. #To the chief Musician on Neginoth, Maschil, A Psalm of David, when



David's prayer in distress; the Ziphims came and said to Saul, poh not David hide himself with US 4 AVE me, O God, by thy name, and judge me by thy strength. 2 Hear my prayer, O God: give ear to the words of my mouth. 3 For strangers are risen up against me, and oppressors seek after my soul: they have not set God before them. Selah. 4 Behold, God is mine helper: the Lord is with them that uphold my soul. 5 He shall reward evil unto mine enemies; cut them off in thy truth. 6 I will freely sacrifice unto thee: I will praise thy name, O Lord ; for it is good. 7 For he hath delivered me out of all trouble : and mine eye hath seen his desire upon mine enemies.

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and against his enemies.

4 My heart is sore pained within me : and the terrors of death are fallen upon me. 5 Fearfulness and trembling are come upon me, and horror hath overwhelmed me. 6 And I said, Oh that I had wings like a dove 1 for then would I fly away, and be at rest. ' 7 Lo, then would I wander far off, and remain in the wilderness. Selah. 8 I would hasten my escape from the windy storm and tempest. 9 Destroy, O Lord, and divide their tongues: for I have seen violence and strife in the city. 10 Day and night they go about it upon the walls thereof: mischief also and sorrow are in the midst of it. 11 Wickedness is in the midst thereof: deceit and guile depart not from her streets. 12 For it n'as not an enemy that reproached me; then I could have borne it : neither nas it he that hated me that did magnify himself against me; then I would have hid myself from him : 13 But it myas thou, a man mine equal, my guide, and mine acquaintance. 14 We took sweet counsel together, and walked unto the house of God in company. 15 Let death seize upon them, and let them go down quick into

hell; for wickedness is in their ||

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16 As for me, I will call upon God: and the LoRD shall save Isle. 17 Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice. 18 He hath delivered my soul in peace from the battle that was against me: for there were many with me. 19 God shall hear and afflict them, even he that abideth of old. Selah. Because they have no changes, therefore they fear not God. 20 He hath put forth his hands against such as be at peace with him: he hath broken his covenant. 21 The ovords of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war myas in his heart: his words were softer than oil, yet mere they drawn swords. 22 Cast thy burden upon the LoRD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved. 23 But thou, O God, shalt bring them down into the pit of destruction: bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days; but I will trust in thee.

PSA LM LVI. 1 David praying to God in confidence of his word, complaineth of his enemies: 9 he professeth his confidence in God's word, and promiseth to praise him. "[To the chief Musician upon Jonathelem-rechokim, Michtam of David, when the Philistines took him in Gath.

E merciful unto me, O God:

for man would swallow me

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seth me. 2. Mine enemies would daily swallow me up : for they be many that fight against me, O thou Most High. 3 What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee. 4. In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me. 5 Every day they wrest my words: all their thoughts are against me for evil. y 6 They gather themselves together, they hide themselves, they mark my steps, when they wait for my soul. 7 Shall they escape by iniquity 7 in thine anger cast down the people, O God. 8 Thou tellest my wanderings: put thou my tears into thy bottle ; are they not in thy book? 9 When I cry unto thee, then shall mine enemies turn back: this I know ; for God is for Isle. 10 In God will I praise his word: in the LoRD will I praise his word. 11 In God have I put my trust: I will not be afraid what man can do unto me. 12 Thy vows are upon me, O God: I will render praises unto thee. 13 For thou hast delivered my soul from death: n/ilt not thou deliver my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of the living?


David praiseth God.


1 David in prayer fleeing unto God, complaineth of his dangerous case ; 7 he encourageth himself to praise God.

| To the chief Musician, Al-taschith, Michtam of David, when he fled from Saul in the cave. E merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me: for my soul trusteth in thee: yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities be overpast. 2 I will cry unto God Most High ; unto God that performeth all things for me. 3 He shall send from heaven, and save me from the reproach of him that would swallow me up. Selah. God shall send forth his mercy and his truth. 4 My soul is among lions: and I lie even among them that are set on fire, even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword. 5 Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens; let thy glory be above all the earth. 6 They have prepared a net for my steps; my soul is bowed down : they have digged a pit before me, into the midst whereof they are fallen themselves. Selah. 7 My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing and give praise. 8 Awake up, my glory; awake psaltery and harp : I myself will awake early. . 9 I will praise thee, O Lord, among the people: I will sing unto thee among the nations.

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1 David reproving wicked judges, 3 describeth the nature of the wicked, 6 and devoteth them to God's judgments, 10 whereat the righteous shall rejoice.

"I To the chief Musician, Al-taschith, Michtam of David. D9 ye indeed speak righteousness, O congregation? do ye judge uprightly, O ye sons of men? 2 Yea, in heart ye work wickedness; ye weigh the violence of your hands in the earth. 3 The wicked are estranged from the womb : they go astray as soon as they be born, speaking lies. . 4 Their poison is like the poison of a serpent: they are like the deaf adder that stoppeth her ear; 5 Which will not hearken to the voice of charmers, charming never so wisely. 6 Break their teeth, O God, in their mouth: break out the great teeth of the young lions, O Lord. 7 Let them melt away as waters n,nich run continually: nohen he bendeth his bony to shoot his arrows, let them be as cut in pieces. 8 As a snail nyhich melteth, let every one of them pass away: like the untimely birth of a woman, that they may not see the sun. -


David prayeth to God.

9 Before your pots can feel the thorns, he shall take them away as with a whirlwind, both living, and in his wrath.

10 The righteous shall rejoice when he seeth the vengeance: he shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked. 4.

11 So that a man shall say, Verily there is a reward for the righteous: verily he is a God that judgeth in the earth.


1 David in great danger prayeth to be saved from his enemies : 6 he complaineth of their cruelty: 8 he trusteth in God: 11 he prayeth for the destruction of his enemies : 16 he promiseth to praise God continually. "[To the chief Musician, Al-taschith, Michtam of David : when Saul sent, and they watched the house to kill him.

ELIVER me from mine enemies, O my God: defend me from them that rise

up against me.

2 Deliver me from the workers of iniquity, and save me from bloody men. 3 For lo, they lie in wait for my soul: the mighty are gathered against me; not for my transgression, nor for my sin, O LorD. 4 They run and prepare themselves without my fault: awake to help me, and behold. 5 Thou therefore, O Lord God of hosts, the God of Israel, awake to visit all the heathen: be not merciful to any wicked transgressors. Selah. 6 They return at evening: they make a noise like a dog, and go round about the city.

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