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David trusteth in God

7 Behold, they belch out with their mouth: swords are in their lips: for who, say they, doth hear? 8 But thou, O LoRD, shalt laugh at them; thou shalt have all the heathen in derision. 9 Because of his strength will I wait upon thee: for God is my defence. 10 The God of my mercy shall prevent me: God shall let me see my desire upon mine eneIIllêS. 11 Slay them not, lest my people forget: scatter them by thy power; and bring them down, O Lord our shield. 12 For the sin of their mouth and the words of their lips let them even be taken in their pride: and for cursing and lying nhich they speak. 13 Consume them in wrath, consume them, that they may not be: and let them know that God ruleth in Jacob unto the ends of the earth. Selah. 14 And at evening let them return; and let them make a noise like a dog, and go round about the city. 15 Let them wander up and down for meat, and grudge if they be not satisfied. 16 But I will sing of thy power; yea, I will sing aloud of thy mercy in the morning: for thou hast been my defence and refuge in the day of my trouble. 17 Unto thee, O my strength, will I sing: for God is my defence, and the God of my

mercy.

PSALMS.

He prayeth for deliverance. PSALM LX.

1 David complaining to God of former judgments, 4 now upon better hope prayeth for deliverance; 6 comforting himself in God's promises, he craveth that help whereon he trusteth.

"I To the chief Musician upon Shushaneduth, Michtam of David, to teach ; when he strove with Aram-maharaim and with Aram-Zobah, when Joab returned, and smote of Edom in the valley of salt twelve thousand.

GOD, thou hast cast us off, thou hast scattered us, thou hast been displeased; O turn thyself to us again. 2 Thou hast made the earth to tremble; thou hast broken it: heal the breaches thereof; for it shaketh. 3 Thouhastshewed thy people hard things: thouhastmade us to drink the wine of astonishment. 4 Thou hast given a banner to them that fear thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth. Selah. 5 That thy beloved may be delivered; save mith thy right hand, and hear me. 6 God hath spoken in his holiness; I will rejoice, I will divide Shechem, and mete out the valley of Succoth. 7 Gilead is mine, and Manasseh is mine; Ephraim also is the strength of mine head; Judah is my lawgiver; 8 Moab is my washpot; over Edom will I cast out my shoe : Philistia, triumph thou because of me. 9 Who will bring me into the strong city? who will lead me into Edom ?

David fleeth to God.

njhich hadst cast us off? and thou, O God, myhich didst not go out with our armies? Il Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man. 12 Through God we shall do valiantly: for he it is that shall tread down our enemies.

PSALM LXI.

David encouraged by former experience fleeth to God in prayer: 4 he voweth perpetual service unto him because of past, and in prospect of future mercies.

"[To the chief Musician upon Neginah, A Psalm of David.

Ho my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer. 2 From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I. 3 For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy. 4 I will abide in thy tabernacle for ever: I will trust in the covert of thy wings. Selah. 5 For thou, O God, hast heard my vows: thou hast given me the heritage of those that fear thy name. 6 Thou wilt prolong the king's life: and his years as many generations. ...” 7 He shall abide before God for ever: O prepare mercy and truth, nhich may preserve him. 8 So will I sing praise unto thy name for ever, that I may daily perform my vows.

PSALM LXII.

1 David professing his confidence in God, discourageth his enemies. 5 In the same conft

PSALMS. 10 Wilt not thou, O God,

His confidence in God.

dence he encourageth the godly. 9 No trust is to be put in worldly things. 11 Power and mercy belong to God.

* To the chief Musician, to Jeduthun, A Psalm of David. TRoy my soul waiteth upon God: from him cometh my salvation. 2 He only is my rock and my salvation; he is my defence; I shall not be greatly moved. 3 How long will ye imagine mischief against a man? ye. shall be slain all of you: as a bowing wall shall ye be, and as a tottering fence. 4 They only consult to cast him down from his excellency: they delight in lies: they bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly. Selah. 5 My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation 7s from him. * 6 He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defence; I shall not be moved. 7 In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God. 8 Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah. 9 Surely men of low degree are vanity, and men of high degree are a lie : to be laid in the balance, they are altogether lighter than vanity. 10 Trust not in oppression, and become not vain in robbery: if riches increase, set not your heart upon them.

11 God hath spoken once;

David's thirst for God's service.

twice have I heard this; that power belongeth unto God.

12 Also unto thee, O Lord, belongeth mercy: for thou renderest to every man according to his work.

PSALM LXIII.

1 David's thirst after God's service in his sanctuary : 4 his manner of blessing God: 9 his confidence of the destruction of his enemies, and of his own rejoicing.

* A Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah.

GOD, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is ; 2 To see thy power and thy glory, so as I have seen thee in the sanctuary. 3 Because thy loving-kindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee. 4 Thus will I bless thee while I live: I will lift up my hands in thy name. 5 My soul shall be satisfied as nith marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips: 6 When I remember thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the night watches. 7 Because thou hast been my help, therefore in the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice. 8 My soul followeth hard after thee: thy right hand upholdeth me. . 9 But those that seek my soul to destroy it, shall go into the lower parts of the earth. 10 They shall fall by the

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sword; they shall be a portion for foxes. 11 But the king shall rejoice in God; every one that sweareth by him shall glory: but the mouth of them that speak lies shall be stopped.

PSALM LXIV.

1 David prayeth for deliverance, complaining of his enemies : 7 he promiseth himself to see such an evident destruction of his enemies, that the righteous shall rejoice at it. *|| To the chief Musician, A Psalm of - David. '

HEAR my voice, O God, in my prayer: preserve my life from fear of the enemy. 2 Hide me from the secret counsel of the wicked; from the insurrection of the workers of iniquity: 3 Who whet their tongue like a sword, and bend their bon's to shoot their arrows, even bitter words: 4 That they may shoot in secret at the perfect: suddenly do they shoot at him, and fear not. 5 They encourage themselves in an evil matter: they commune of laying snares privily; they say, Who shall see them? 6 They search out iniquities; they accomplish a diligent search: both the inward thought of every one of them, and the heart, is deep. 7 But God shall shoot at them nith an arrow; suddenly shall they be wounded. 8 So they shall make their own tongue to fall upon themselves: all that see them shall flee away.

The blessedness of God's chosen

9 And all men shall fear, and shall declare the work of God; for they shall wisely consider of his doing.

10 The righteous shall be glad in the LoRD, and shall trust in him; and all the upright inheart shall glory.

PSALM LXV.

1 David praiseth God; 4 The blessedness of God’s chosen because of his infinite power and goodness.

"| To the chief Musician, A Psalm and - Song of David. RAISE waiteth for thee, O God, in Sion: and unto thee shall the vow be performed. 2 O thou that hearest prayer, unto thee shall all flesh come. 3 Iniquities prevail against me: as for our transgressions, thou shalt purge them away. 4 Blessed is the man n/hom thou choosest, and causest to approach unto thee, that he may dwell in thy courts: we shall be satisfied, with the goodness of thy house, even of thy holy temple. 5 By terrible things in righteousness wilt thou answer us, O God of our salvation; nobo art the confidence of all the ends of the earth, and of them that are afar off upon the sea : 6 Which by his strength setteth fast the mountains; being girded with power:

7 which stilleth the noise

of the seas, the noise of their waves, and the tumult of the people.

8 They also that dwell in the uttermost parts are afraid at

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thy tokens: thou makest the out-goings of the morning and evening to rejoice. 9 Thou visitest the earth, and waterest it: thou greatly enrichest it with the river of God, 7vhich is full of water: thou preparest them corn, when thou hast so provided for it. 10 Thou waterest the ridges thereof abundantly: thou settlest the furrows thereof: thou makest it soft with showers: thou blessest the springing thereof. 11 Thou crownest the year with thy goodness; and thy paths drop fatness. 12 They drop upon the pastures of the wilderness: and the little hills rejoice on every side. - 13 The pastures are clothed withflocks; the valleys also are covered over with corn; they shout for joy, they also sing.

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MA; a joyful noise unto God, all ye lands: 2 Sing forth the honour of his name: make his praise glorious. 3 Say unto God, How terrible art thou in thy works' through the greatness of thy power shall thine enemies submit them selves unto thee. 4 All the earth shall worship

David declareth God's

thee, and shall sing unto thee; they shall sing to thy name. Selah. 5 Come and see the works of God: he is terrible in his doing toward the children of men. 6 He turned the sea into dry land: they went through the flood on foot; there did we rejoice in him. 7 He ruleth by his power for ever; his eyes behold the mations: let not the rebellious exalt themselves. Selah. 8 O bless our God, ye people, and make the voice of his praise to be heard: 9 Which holdeth our soul in life, and suffereth not our feet to be moved. 10 For thou, O God, hast proved us: thou hast tried us, as silver is tried. 11 Thou broughtest us into the net ; thou laidest affliction upon our loins. 12 Thou hast caused men to ride over our heads; we went through fire and through water: but thou broughtest us out into a wealthy place. 13 I will go into thy house with burnt-offerings: I will pay thee my vows, 14 Which my lips have uttered, and my mouth hath spoken, when I was in trouble. 15 I will offer unto thee burntsacrifices of fatlings, with the incense of rams; I will offer bullocks with goats. Selah. 16 Come and hear, all ye that fear God, and I will declare

what he hath done for my soul.

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6 Then shall the earth yield her increase ; and God, even our own God, shall bless us.

7 God shall bless us, and all the ends of the earth shall fear him.

PSALM LXVIII.

1 A prayer at the removing of the ark, 4 An exhortation to praise God for his mercies, 7 for his former care of the church,

19 and daily providence over it. 20. The

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