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An exhortation to

Israel.

for the poor

PSALMS.

praise God for his mercies. church hath confidence in his future protection. 24. The magnificent pomp of bringing up

10 Thy congregation hath God's goodness to his church. 32 An exhort hast prepared of thy goodness the ark. 28 A prayer for the confirmation of dwelt therein: thou, O God, ation to all kingdoms to praise the God of T To the chief Musician, A Psalm or 11 The Lord gave the word: Song of David.

great was the company of those LET God arise, let his ene- that published it.

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12 Kings of armies did flee also that hate him flee before apace: and she that tarried at him.

home divided the spoil. 2 As smoke is driven away, so 13 Though ye have lien drive them away: as wax melt- among the pots, yet shall ye be eth before the fire, so let the as the wings of a dove covered wicked perish at the presence with silver, and her feathers of God.

with yellow gold. 3 But let the righteous be glad; 14 When the Almighty scatlet them rejoice before God: yea, tered kings in it, it was white as let them exceedingly rejoice.

snow in Salmon. 4 Sing unto God, sing praises

15 The hill of God is as the to his name: extol him that hill of Bashan; an high hill as rideth upon the heavens by his | the hill of Bashan. name JAH, and rejoice before 16 Why leap ye, ye high hills?

this is the hill which God de5 A father of the fatherless, sireth to dwell in; yea, the and a judge of the widows, is LORD will dwell in it for ever. God in his holy habitation.

17 The chariots of God are 6 God setteth the solitary in twenty thousand, even thoufamilies: he bringeth out those sands of angels: the Lord is which are bound with chains : among them, as in Sinai, in but the rebellious dwell in a dry the holy place. land.

18 Thou hast ascended on 70 God, when thou wentest high, thou hast led captivity forth before thy people, when captive: thou hast received gifts thou didst march through the for men; yea, for the rebellious wilderness; Selah:

also, that the LORD God might 8 The earth shook, the heav- dwell among them. ens also dropped at the pres- 19 Blessed be the Lord, who ence of God: even Sinai itself daily loadeth us with benefits, was moved at the presence of even the God of our salvation. God, the God of Israel.

Selah. 9 Thou, O God, didst send 20 He that is our God is the a plentiful rain, whereby thou God of salvation; and unto didst confirm thine inheritance, God the Lord belong the iswhen it was weary.

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PSALMS.

PSALM LXIX.

An exhortation to

praise the God of Israel. 21 But God shall wound the of Egypt; Ethiopia shall soon head of his enemies, and the stretch out her hands unto God. hairy scalp of such an one as 32 Sing unto God, ye kinggoeth on still in his trespasses.

doms of the earth; o sing 22 The Lord said, I will praises unto the Lord ; Sebring again from Bashan; I will lah : bring my people again from the

33 To him that rideth upon depths of the sea:

the heavens of heavens, which 23 That thy foot may be dip-were of old; lo, he doth send ped in the blood of thine ene- out his voice, and that a mighty mies, and the tongue of thy dogs voice. in the same.

34 Ascribe ye strength unto 24 They have seen thy go-God: his excellency is over Isings, O God; even the goings, rael, and his strength is in the of my God, my King, in the clouds. sanctuary.

35 O God, thou art terrible out 25 The singers went before, of thy holy places: the God of the players on instruments fol- Israel is he that giveth strength lowed after; among them were and power unto his people. the damsels playing with tim- Blessed be God. brels. 26 Bless ye God in the con

i David complaineth of his aflictions : ? gregations, even the Lord, from

19 and of the reproach and insults of his the fountain of Israel.

enemies : 13he prayeth for deliverance , 27 There is little Benjamin 30 he engageth to praise God with thanks. with their ruler, the princes of

giving. 34 The whole creation is called up

on to praise God for his goodness to the Judah and their council, the princes of Zebulun, and the 1 To the chief Musician upon Sho princes of Naphtali.

shannim, A Psalm of David. 28 Thy God hath commanded SA

(AVE me, O God; for the thy strength: strengthen, O God, waters are come in unto my that which thou hast wrought soul.

2 I sink in deep mire, where 29 Because of thy temple at there is no standing: I am come Jerusalem shall kings bring into deep waters, where the presents unto thee.

floods overflow me. 30 Rebuke the company of 3 I am weary of my crying spear-men, the multitude of the my throat is dried: mine eyes bulls, with the calves of the fail while I wait for my God. people, till every one submit 4 They that hate me withou himself with pieces of silver: a cause are more than the hair scatter thou the people that de- of mine head: they that would light in war.

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church.

for us.

PSALMS.

none.

David prayeth

for deliverance. restored that which I took not loving-kindness is good: turn away.

unto me according to the mul5 O God, thou knowest my titude of thy tender mercies. foolishness; and my sins are 17 And hide not thy face not hid from thee.

from thy servant; for I am in 6 Let not them that wait on trouble: hear me speedily. thee, O Lord God of hosts, be 18 Draw nigh unto my soul, ashamed for my sake : let not and redeem iť: deliver me bethose that seek thee be con- cause of mine enemies. founded for my sake, O God of

19 Thou hast known my reIsrael.

proach, and my shame, and my 7 Because for thy sake I have dishonour: mine adversaries are borne reproach: shame hath all before thee. covered my face.

20 Reproach hath broken my 8 I am become a stranger unto heart; and I am full of heavimy brethren, and an alien unto ness: and I looked for some to my mother's children.

take pity, but there was none; 9 For the zeal of thine house and for comforters, but I found hath eaten me up; and the reproaches of them that reproach- 21 They gave me also gall for ed thee are fallen upon me. my, meat; and in my thirst

10 When I wept, and chasten- they gave me vinegar to drink. ed my soul with fasting, that was 22 Let their table become a to my reproach.

snare before them: and that 11 I made sackcloth also my which should have been for their garment; and I became a prov- welfare, let it become a trap. erb to them.

23 Let their eyes be darken12 They that sit in the gate ed, that they see not; and make speak against me; and I was their loins continually to shake. the song of the drunkards. 24 Pour out thine indignation

13 But as for me, my prayer upon them, and let thy wrathis unto thee, O LORD, in an ful anger take hold of them. acceptable time: 0 God, in the 25 Let their habitation be multitude of thy mercy hear me, desolate; and let none dwell in the truth of thy salvation. in their tents.

14 Deliver me out of the mire, 26 For they persecute him and let me not sink : let me be whom thou hast smitten; and delivered from them that hate they talk to the grief of those me, and out of the deep waters. whom thou hast wounded.

15 Let not the water-flood over- 27 Add iniquity unto their iniflow me, neither let the deep quity: and let them not come swallow me up, and let not the into thy righteousness. pit shut her mouth upon me.

28 Let them be blotted out 16 Hear me, O LORD; for thy of the book of the living, and

oners.

David imploreth

PSALMS.

God's speedy help. not be written with the righ- 4 Let all those that seek thee teous.

rejoice and be glad in thee: 29 But I am poor and sorrow and let such as love thy salvaful: let thy salvation, O God, tion say continually, Let God be set me up on high.

magnified. 30 I will praise the name of 5 But I am poor and needy : God with a song, and will mag- make haste unto me, O God: nify him with thanksgiving. thou art my help and my deliv

31 This also shall please the erer; O LORD, make no tarryLORD better than an ox or bul- ing. lock that hath horns and hoofs.

PSALM LXXI. 32 The humble shall see this,

1 The psalmist, declaring his trust in God and be glad: and your heart founded on past experience, prayeth for shall live that seek God.

the continuance of God's saving help, and

the confusion of his enemies : 14 he prom33 For the LORD heareth the

iseth acts of praise : 17 he prayeth not to

be abandoned in the decline of life: 19 he poor, and despiseth not his pris

praiseth God, and promiseth to do il cheer

fully. 34 Let the heaven and earth TN thee, O Lord, do I put my praise him, the seas, and every trust; let me never be put to thing that moveth therein. . confusion.

35 For God will save Zion, 2 Deliver me in thy righteousand will build the cities of Ju-ness, and cause me to escape : dah: that they may dwell there, incline thine ear unto me, and and have it in possession.

36 The seed also of his serv- 3 Be thou my strong habitaants shall inherit it: and they tion, whereunto I

may

continuthat love his name shall dwell | ally resort: thou hast given comtherein.

mandment to save me ; for thou PSALM LXX.

art my rock and my fortress. David prayeth for God's speedy help and de- 4 Deliver me, O my God, out liverance, to the confusion of his enemies, and

of the hand of the wicked, out triumph of the godly. To the chief Musician, A Psalm of

of the hand of the unrighteous David, to bring to remembrance. and cruel man. M

AKE haste, O God, to de- 5 For thou art my hope, O

liver me; make haste to Lord God: thou art my trust help me, O LORD.

from my youth. 2 Let them be ashamed and

6 By thee have I been holden confounded that seek after my up from the womb : thou art soul: let them be turned back- he that took me out of my ward, and put to confusion, that mother's bowels: my praise desire my hurt.

shall be continually of thee. 3 Let them be turned back for 7 I am as a wonder unto maa reward of their shame that ny; but thou art my strong

refuge.

save me

say, Aha, aha!

PSALMS.

all the day.

every side.

The psalmist praiseth God.

David's prayer for Solomon. 8 Let my mouth be filled with done great things: 0 God, who thy praise and with thy honour is like unto thee?

20 Thou, which hast shewed 9 Cast me not off in the time me great and sore troubles, shalt of old age; forsake me not quicken me again, and shalt when my strength faileth.

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bring me up again from the 10 For mine enemies speak depths of the earth. against me; and they that lay 21 Thou shalt increase my wait for my soul take counsel greatness, and comfort me on together,

11 Saying, God hath forsaken 22 I will also praise thee with him: persecute and take him; the psaltery, even thy truth, O for there is none to deliver him. my God: unto thee will I sing

12 O God, be not far from with the, harp, Othou Holy me: O my God, make haste One of Israel. for my help

23 My lips shall greatly re13 Let them be confounded joice when I sing unto thee; and consumed that are adver- and my soul, which thou hast saries to my soul; let them be redeemed. covered with reproach and dis- 24 My tongue also shall talk honour that seek my hurt. of thy righteousness all the day

14 But I will hope continually, long: for they are confoundand will yet praise thee more ed, for they are brought unto and more.

shame, that seek my hurt. 15 My mouth shall shew forth thy righteousness and thy sal

1 David praying for Solomon, shcweth the hap. vation all the day; for I know

piness, justice, and glory, of his reign, and

of Christ's kingdom under that type : 18 he not the numbers thereof.

16 I will go in the strength TA Psalm for Solomon. of the Lord God: I will make IVE the king thy judg. mention of thy righteousness, even of thine only.

righteousness unto the king's 17 O God, thou hast taught son. me from my youth: and hith- 2 He shall judge thy people erto have I declared thy won- with righteousness, and thy poor drous works.

with judgment. 18 Now also when I am old 3 The mountains shall bring and grey-headed, O God, for- peace to the people, and the litsake me not; until I have shew- tle hills, by righteousness. ed thy strength unto this gen- 4 He shåll judge the poor of eration, and thy power to every the people, he shall save the one that is to come.

children of the needy, and shall 19 Thy righteousness also, o break in pieces the oppressor. God, is very high, who hast 5 They shall fear thee as long

PSALM LXXII.

blesseth God.

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