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The judges reproved.

A complaint unto God. PSALM LXXXII.

let us cut them off from being a
1 The psalmist having exhorted the judges, nation; that the name of Israel
5 and reproped their misconduct, 8 pray- may be no more in remembrance.

TA Psalm of Asaph.

5 For they have consulted toGOD

OD standeth in the con- gether with one consent: they

gregation of the mighty; are confederate against thee: he judgeth among the gods.

6 The tabernacles of Edom, 2 How long will ye judge un

and the Ishmaelites; of Moab, justly, and accept the persons and the Hagarenes; of the wicked? Selah.

7 Gebal, and Ammon, and 3 Defend the poor and father- Amalek; the Philistines with less : do justice to the afflicted the inhabitants of Tyre; and needy.

8 Assur also is joined with 4 Deliver the poor and needy: them: they have holpen the rid them out of the hand of the children of Lot. Selah. wicked.

9 Do unto them as unto the 5 They know not, neither will Midianites; as to Sisera, as to they understand: they walk on Jabin, at the brook of Kison: in darkness : all the foundations 10 Which perished at En-dor: of the earth are out of course. they became as dung for the

6 I have said, Ye are gods; earth. and all of you are children of

11 Make their nobles like the Most High

Oreb, and like Zeeb: yea, all 7 But ye shall die like men, their princes as Zebah, and as and fall like one of the princes. Zalmunna : 8 Arise, O God, judge the

12 Who said, Let us take to earth: for thou shalt inherit ourselves the houses of God in all nations.


13 O my God, make them

like a wheel; as the stubble 1 The psalmist complaineth to God of a powerful confederacy among the enemies | before the wind. of Israel : 9 he prayeth against them. 14 As the fire burneth a wood,

TA Song or Psalm of Asaph. and as the flame setteth the

EEP not thou silence, o mountains on fire;
God: hold not thy peace,

15 So persecute them with and be not still, O God. thy tempest, and make them

2 For lo, thine enemies make afraid with thy storm.
a tumult; and they that hate 16 Fill their faces with shame;
thee have lifted up the head. that they may seek thy name,

3 They have taken crafty O LORD.
counsel against thy people, and 17 Let them be confounded
consulted against thy hidden and troubled for ever; yea, let

them be put to shame, and 4 They have said, Come, and perish:




The blessedness


stored to it.



of God's service. 18 That men may know that house of my God, than to dwell thou, whose name alone is JE- in the tents of wickedness. HOVAH, art the Most High 11 For the LORD God is a over all the earth.

sun and shield: the LORD will

give grace and glory; no good 1 The psulmist longing for the temple wor-thing will he withhold from ship

, 4 sheweth the blessedness of attend them that walk uprightly. ing thereupon : 8 he prayeth to be. re

12 O LORD of hosts, blessed is T T To the chief Musician upon Gittith, the man that trusteth in thee.

A Psalm for the sons of Korah.
OW amiable are thy tab-

1 The psalmist, having acknowledged God's ernacles, 0 LORD

LORD of returning favour to his people, humbly hosts!

prayeth for the completion of it: 8 he

promiseth to wait God's answer in confi2 My soul longeth, yea, even

dence of his manifold blessings. fainteth for the courts of the I To the chief Musician, A Psalm for LORD: my heart and my flesh

the sons of Korah. crieth out for the living God. LORD, thou hast been ta

3 Yea, the sparrow hath found vourable unto thy land: an house, and the swallow a thou hast brought back the nest for herself, where she may captivity of Jacob. lay her young, even thine altars, 2 Thou hast forgiven the iniOʻLORD of hosts, my King, quity of thy people, thou hast and my God.

covered all their sin. Selah. 4 Blessed are they that dwell 3 Thou hast taken away all in thy house: they will be still thy wrath : thou hast turned praising thee. Selah.

thyself from the fierceness of 5 Blessed is the man whose thine anger. strength is in thee; in whose 4 Turn us, O God of our salheart are the ways of them, vation, and cause thine anger

6 Who passing through the toward us to cease. valley of Baca make it a well; 5 Wilt thou be angry with the rain also filleth the pools. us for ever? wilt thou draw out

7 They go from strength to thine anger to all generations ? strength, every one of them in 6 Wilt thou not revive us Zion appeareth before God. again: that thy people may re

8 O LORD God of hosts, hear joice in thee? my prayer: give ear, O God of 7 Shew us thy mercy, O LORD, Jacob. Selah

and grant us thy salvation. 9 Behold, O God our shield, 8 I will hear what God the and look upon the face of thine LORD will speak: for he will anointed.

speak peace unto his people, 10 For a day in thy courts is and to his saints: but let them better than a thousand. I had not turn again to folly. rather be a door-keeper in the 9 Surely his salvation is nigh



David imploreth God's aid.


He prayeth for grace. them that fear him; that glory none like unto thee, O Lord ; may dwell in our land.

neither are there any works 10 Mercy and truth are met | like unto thy works. together; righteousness and 9 All nations whom thou hast peace have kissed each other. made shall come and worship

11 Truth shall spring out of before thee, O LORD; and the earth; and righteousness shall glorify thy name. shall look down from heaven. 10 For thou art great, and

12 Yea, the LORD shall give doest wondrous things: thou that which is good; and our art God alone. land shall yield her increase.

11 Teach me thy way, o 13 Righteousness shall


be- LORD; I will walk in thy fore him; and shall set us in truth: unite my heart to fear the way of his steps.

thy name. PSALM LXXXVI.

12 I will praise thee, O Lord 1 David imploreth God's aid because of his my God, with all my heart: need and religious faith ; 5 and of the and I will glorify thy name for power and goodness of God: 11 he prayeth for grace, and promiseth praise for past mercies :

complaining of the proud, 13 For great is thy mercy he cravelh some token of God's favour.

toward me: and thou hast deTA Prayer of David.

livered my soul from the lowOW down

down thine ear, O est hell. LORD, hear me: for I am

14 O God, the proud are risen poor and needy.

against me, and the assemblies 2 Preserve my soul; for I am of violent men have sought afholy: 0 thou my God, save thy ter my soul; and have not set servant that trusteth in thee.

thee before them. 3 Be merciful unto me, O 15 But thou, O Lord, art a LORD: for I cry unto thee God full of compassion, and gradaily.

cious, long-suffering, and plen4 Rejoice the soul of thy teous in mercy and truth. servant: for unto thee, O 16 O turn Lord, do I lift up my soul. have mercy upon me; give

5 For thou, LORD, art good, thy strength unto thy servant, and ready to forgive; and plen- and save the son of thine handteous in mercy unto all them maid. that call upon thee.

17 Shew me a token for good; 6 Give ear, O LORD, unto that they which hate me may my prayer; and attend to the see it, and be ashamed: bevoice of my supplications, cause thou, LORD, hast holpen

7 In the day of my trouble I me, and comforted me. will call upon thee: for thou wilt answer me. 8 Among the gods there is | 1 The seat and glory of the church : 4 the

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A prayer containing


a grievous complaint. TA Psalm or Song for the sons of the slain that lie in the grave,

whom thou rememberest no IS foundation is in the holy more: and they are cut off

from thy hand. 2 The LORD loveth the gates 6 Thou hast laid me in the of Zion more than all the dwel- lowest pit, in darkness, in the lings of Jacob.

deeps. 3 Glorious things are spoken 7 Thy wrath lieth hard upon of thee, O city of God. Selah.

me, and thou hast afflicted me 4 I will make mention of Ra- with all thy waves. Selah. hab and Babylon to them that

at 8 Thou hast put away mine know me: behold Philistia, and acquaintance far from me; thou Tyre, with Ethiopia ; this man hast made me an abomination was born there.

unto them: I am shut up, and 5 And of Zion it shall be said, I cannot come forth. This and that man was born in 9 Mine eye mourneth by reaher: and the Highest himself son of affliction : LORD, I have shall establish her.

called daily upon thee, I have 6 The LORD shall count, when stretched out my hands unto he writeth up the people, that thee. this man was born there. Selah.

10 Wilt thou shew wonders 7 As well the singers as the to the dead? shall the dead players on instruments shall be arise and praise thee? Selah. there : all my springs are in 11 Shall thy loving-kindness thee.

be declared in the grave ? or thy

faithfulness in destruction? A prayer containing a grievous complaint. . 12 Shall thy wonders be known

in the dark and thy righteousJA Song or Psalm for the sons of Korah, to the chief Musician upon

ness in the land of forgetfulMahalath Leannoth, Maschil of He- ness? man the Ezrahite.

13 But unto thee have I cried, O of : ;

I have cried day and night ing shall my prayer prevent before thee:

thee. 2 Let my prayer come before

14 LORD, why castest thou thee : incline thine ear unto my off my soul? why hidest thou cry;

thy face from me? 3 For my soul is full of 15 I am afflicted and ready to troubles : and my life draweth die from my youth up: while nigh unto the grave.

I suffer thy terrors I am dis4 I am counted with them that tracted. go down into the pit: I am as 16 Thy fierce wrath goeth a man that hath no strength: over me; thy terrors have cut 5 Free among the dead, like I me off.



The psalmist praisoth


God for his mercies. 17 They came round about thee? or to thy faithfulness me daily like water; they com- round about thee? passed me about together. 9 Thou rulest the raging of

18 Lover and friend hast thou the sea: when the waves thereput far from me, and mine ac- of arise, thou stillest them. quaintance into darkness.

10 Thou hast broken Rahab in pieces, as one that is slain;

thou hast scattered thine ene1 The psalmist praiselh God for his codenanted mercies to David: 5 for his mighty mies with thy strong arm. power, and moral perfections: 15 for his

11 The heavens are thine, the care of his people : 19 for his promised favour to the kingdom of David : 38 then earth also is thine: as for the postulateth, prayeth, and in the end blesseth world, and the fulness thereof,

thou hast founded them. Maschil of Ethan the Ezrahite.

12 The north and the south I WILL sing of the mercies thou hast created them: Tabor

of the LORD for ever: with and Hermon shall rejoice in thy my

mouth will I make known name. thy faithfulness to all genera- 13 Thou hast a mighty arm. tions.

strong is thy hand, and high is 2 For I have said, Mercy shall thy right hand. be built up for ever: thy faith- 14 Justice and judgment are fulness shalt thou establish in the habitation of thy throne: the very heavens.

mercy and truth shall go before 3 I have made a covenant with thy face. my chosen, I have sworn unto 15 Blessed is the people that David my servant,

know the joyful sound: they 4 Thy seed will I establish for shall walk, O Lord, in the light ever, and build up thy throne of thy countenance. to all generations. Selah. 16 In thy name shall they

5 And the heavens shall praise rejoice all the day: and in thy thy wonders, O Lord: thy righteousness shall they be exfaithfulness also in the congre- alted gation of the saints.

17 For thou art the glory of 6 For who in the heaven can their strength; and in thy fabe compared unto the LORD?vour our horn shall be exalted. who among the sons of the 18 For the LORD is our demighty can be likened unto the fence; and the Holy One of LORD?

Israel is our king. 7 God is greatly to be feared 19 Then thou spakest in visin the assembly of the saints, ion to thy Holy One, and saidst, and to be had in reverence of I have laid help upon one that all them that are about him. is mighty; I have exalted one

8 O LORD God of hosts, who chosen out of the people. is a strong LORD like unto i 20 I have found David my

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