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David trusteth in God.


He prayeth for deliverance. 7 Behold, they belch out with

PSALM LX. their mouth: swords are in

1 David complaining to God of former judgtheir lips : for who, say they, ments, 4 now upon beller hope prayeth for doth hear?

deliverance : 6 comforting himself in God's

promises, he craveth that help whereon he 8 But thou, O LORD, shalt laugh at them; thou shalt have T To the chief Musician upon Shushanall the heathen in derision.

eduth, Michtam of David, to teach ; 9 Because of his strength will

when he strove with Aram-naharaim

and with Aram-zobah, when Joab reI wait upon thee: for God is

turned, and smote of Edoin in the my defence.

valley of salt twelve thousand. io The God of my mercy

shall prevent me: God shall let me


GOD, thou hast cast us see my desire upon mine ene- off, thou hast scattered us, mies.

thou hast been displeased; 0 11 Slay them not, lest my turn thyself to us again. people forget: scatter them by 2 Thou hast made the earth thy power; and bring them to tremble; thou hast broken down, O Lord our shield. it: heal the breaches thereof;

12 For the sin of their mouth for it shaketh. and the words of their lips let 3 Thou hastshewed thy people them even be taken in their hard things: thou hast made us to pride : and for cursing and ly- drink the wine of astonishment. ing which they speak.

4 Thou hast given a banner 13 Consume them in wrath, to them that fear thee, that consume them, that they may it may be displayed because of not be: and let them know that the truth. Selah. God ruleth in Jacob unto the 5 That thy beloved may be ends of the earth. Selah. delivered; save with thy right

14 And at evening let them hand, and hear me. return; and let them make a 6 God hath spoken in his honoise like a dog, and go round liness; I will rejoice, I will diabout the city.

vide Shechem, and mete out 15 Let them wander up and the valley of Succoth. down for meat, and grudge if 7 Gilead is mine, and Manasthey be not satisfied.

seh is mine; Ephraim also is 16 But I will sing of thy pow- the strength of mine head; Juer; yea, I will sing aloud of dah is my lawgiver; thy mercy in the morning: for 8 Moab is my washpot; over thou hast been my defence and Edom will I cast out my shoe : refuge in the day of my trouble. Philistia, triumph thou because

17 Unto thee, O my strength, of me. will I sing: for God is my 9 Who will bring me into the defence, and the God of my strong city? who will lead me mercy.

into Édom?

11 Give us help from trouble : TRULY.mysom hiwaiteth


HEAR my cry, O God; at

David fleeth to God.


His confidence in God. 10 Wilt not thou, O God,

dence he encourageth the godly. 9 No trust which hadst cast us off? and

is to be put in worldly things. 11 Power and

mercy belong to God. thou, O God, which didst not 1 To the chief Musician, to Jeduthun, go out with our armies?

A Psalm of David.

waiteth is

him com12 Through God we shall do eth my salvation. valiantly : for he it is that shall 2 He only is my rock and my tread down our enemies. salvation; he is my defence; I PSALM LXI.

shall not be greatly moved. David encouraged by former experience fleeth to

3 How long will ye imagine God in prayer : 4 he vondeth perpetual service mischief against a man? ye unto him because of past, and in prospect of shall be slain all of you: as a future mercies. TTo the chief Musician upon Negi bowing wall shall ye be, and as nah, A Psalm of David.

a tottering fence. EAR

4 They only consult to cast tend unto my prayer.

him down from his excellency: 2 From the end of the earth they delight in lies: they bless will I cry unto thee, when with their mouth, but they my heart is overwhelmed: lead curse inwardly. Selah. me to the rock that is higher 5 My soul, wait thou only than I.

upon God; for my expectation 3 For thou hast been a shel- is from him. ter for me, and a strong tower 6 He only is my rock and my from the enemy.

salvation : he is my defence; I 4 I will abide in thy taberna- shall not be moved. cle for ever: I will trust in the 7 In God is my salvation covert of thy wings. Selah. and my glory: the rock of my

5 For thou, O God, hast heard strength, and my refuge, is in my vows: thou hast given me

God. the heritage of those that fear 8 Trust in him at all times; thy name.

ye people, pour out your heart 6 Thou wilt prolong the king's before him: God is a refuge life: and his years as many for us. Selah. generations.

9 Surely men of low degree 7 He shall abide before God are vanity, and men of high for ever: O prepare mercy and degree are a lie: to be laid in truth, which may preserve him. . the balance, they are altogether

8 So will I sing praise unto lighter than vanity. thy name for ever, that I may 10 Trust not in oppression, daily perform my vows.

and become not vain in robbery: if riches increase, set not

your heart upon them. . 1 David professing his confidence in God, discourageth his enemies. 5 In the same confi

11 God hath spoken once ;




David's thirst for God's service.

He complaineth of his enemies. twice have I heard this ; that sword ; they shall be a portion power belongeth unto God.

for foxes. 12 Also unto thee, O Lord, 11 But the king shall rejoice belongeth mercy: for thou ren- in God; every one that swearderest to every man according eth by him shall glory: but the to his work.

mouth of them that speak lies shall be stopped.

PSALM LXIV. i David's thirst after God's service in his

sanctuary : 4 his manner of blessing God: 1 David prayeth for deliverance, complaining 9 his confidence of the destruction of his ene

of his enemies : 7 he promiseth himself mies, and of his own rejoicing.

to see such an coident destruction of his

enemies, that the righteous shall rejoice al TA Psalm of David, when he was in it. the wilderness of Judah.

To the chief Musician, A Psalm of

David. O

GOD, thou art my God;

early will seek thee my HEAR my voice, o God, in soul for ,

my prayer: preserve my longeth for thee in a dry and life from fear of the enemy. thirsty land, where no water is ;| 2 Hide me from the secret

2 To see thy power and thy counsel of the wicked; from glory, so as I have seen thee in the insurrection of the workers the sanctuary.

of iniquity : 3 Because thy loving-kindness 3 Who whet their tongue like is better than life, my lips shall a sword, and bend their bons praise thee.

to shoot their arrows, even bit4 Thus will I bless thee while ter words : I live: I will lift up my hands 4 That they may shoot in sein thy name.

cret at the perfect: suddenly do 5 My soul shall be satisfied they shoot at him, and fear not. as with marrow and fatness

; 5 They encourage themselves and my

mouth shall praise thee in an evil matter: they comwith joyful lips :

mune of laying snares privily; 6 When I remember thee up- they say, Who shall see them? on my bed, and meditate on 6° They search out iniquithee in the night watches. ties; they accomplish a diligent

7 Because thou hast been my search: both the inward thought help, therefore in the shadow of every one of them, and the of thy wings will I rejoice. heart, is deep

8 My soul followeth hard af- 7 But God shall shoot at them ter thee: thy right hand up- with an arrow; suddenly shall holdeth me.

they be wounded. 9 But those that seek my soul 8 So they shall make their to destroy it, shall go into the own tongue to fall upon themlower parts of the earth.

selves: all that see them shall 10 They shall fall by the | flee away.




The blessedness of God's chosen PSALMS. because of his infinite goodness.

9. And all men shall fear, and thy tokens: thou makest the shall declare the work of God; out-goings of the morning and for they shall wisely consider evening to rejoice. of his doing

9 Thou visitest the earth, and 10 The righteous shall be glad waterest it: thou greatly enin the LORD, and shall trust in richest it with the river of God, him; and all the upright in heart which is full of water: thou shall glory.

preparest them corn, when thou

hast so provided for it. i David praiseth God : 4 The blessedness of 10 Thou waterest the ridges

God's chosen because of his infinite power and thereof abundantly: thou set# To the chief Musician, A Psalm and tlest the furrows thereof; thou Song of David.

makest it soft with showers : RAISE waiteth for thee, thou blessest the springing

O God, in Sion: and un- thereof. to thee shall the vow be per- 11 Thou crownest the year formed.

with thy goodness; and thy 20 thou that hearest prayer, paths drop fatness. unto thee shall all flesh come. 12 They drop upon the pas

3 Iniquities prevail against tures of the wilderness : and me: as for our transgressions, the little hills rejoice on every thou shalt purge them away,

side. 4 Blessed is the man whom

13 The pastures are clothed thou choosest, and causest to with flocks; the valleys also are approach unto thee, that he may covered over with corn; they dwell in thy courts : we shall shout for joy, they also sing. be satisfied with the goodness of thy house, even of thy holy 1 David exhorteth to praise God, 5 to ob temple.

serve his great works, 8 to bless him for

his gracious benefits : 13 he roweth for 5 By terrible things in righ- himself religious service to God: teousness wilt thou answer us,

declareth God's special goodness to him

self. O God of our salvation; who I To the chief Musician, A Song or art the confidence of all the ends of the earth, and of them MAKE a joyful noise unto


lands: 6 Which by his strength set- 2 Sing forth the honour of teth fast the mountains ; being his name : make his praise glogirded with power:

rious. 7 Which stilleth the noise 3 Say unto God, How terrible of the seas, the noise of their art thou in thy works! through waves, and the tumult of the the greatness of thy power shall people.

thine enemies submit them 8 They also that dwell in the selves unto thee. uttermost parts are afraid at 4 All the earth shall worship

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special goodness to himself. thee, and shall sing unto thee; 17 I cried unto him with my they shall sing to thy name. mouth, and he was extolled Selah.

with my tongue. 5 Come and see the works of 18 If I regard iniquity in my God: he is terrible in his doing heart, the Lord will not hear toward the children of men.

6 He turned the sea into dry 19 But verily God hath heard land: they went through the me; he hath attended to the flood on foot: there did we re- voice of my prayer. joice in him.

20 Blessed be God, which hath 7 He ruleth by his power for not turned away my prayer, nor ever; his eyes behold the na- his mercy

his mercy from me. tions : let not the rebellious exalt themselves. Selah.

1 A prayer for the enlargement of God's king8 O bless our God, ye peo

dom, 3 to the joy of the people, 6 and to the

increase of God's blessings. ple, and make the voice of his T To the chief Musician on Neginoth, praise to be heard :

A Psalm or Song. 9 Which holdeth our soul in OD be merciful unto us, life, not our feet


and his to be moved.

face to shine upon us. Selah. 10 For thou, O God, hast 2 That thy way may be knowu proved us : thou hast tried us, upon earth, thy saving health as silver is tried.

among all nations. 11 Thou broughtest us into 3 Let the people praise thee, the net; thou laidest affliction O God; let all the people praise

thee. 12 Thou hast caused men to

4 O let the nations be glad ride over our heads; we went and sing for joy: for thou shalt through fire and through water: judge the people righteously, but thou broughtest us out into and govern the nations upon a wealthy place.

earth. Selah. 13 I will go into thy house 5 Let the people praise thee, with burnt-offerings: I will O God; let all the people praise pay thee my vows,


thee. 14 Which my lips have utter- 6 Then shall the earth yield ed, and my mouth hath spoken, her increase; and God, even when I was in trouble.

our own God, shall bless us. 15 I will offer unto thee burnt

7 God shall bless us, and all sacrifices of fatlings, with the the ends of the earth shall fear incense of rams; I will offer him . bullocks with goats. Selah.

PSALM LXVIII. 16 Come and hear, all ye that

upon our loins


1 & prayer at the removing of the ark. fear God, and I will declare An exhortation to praise God for his mer

cies, 7 for his former care of the church, what he hath done for my soul. 19 and daily providence over it.

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