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God's promises of

servant; with my holy oil have I anointed him : 21 With whom my hand shall be established: mine arm also shall strengthen him. 22 The enemy shall not exact upon him ; nor the son of wickedness afflict him. .. 23 And I will beat down his foes before his face, and plague them that hate him. 24 But my faithfulness and my mercy shall be with him: and in my name shall his horn be exalted. 25 I will set his hand also in the sea, and his right hand in the rivers. 26 He shall cry unto me, Thou art my Father, may God, and the Rock of my salvation. 27 Also I will make him my first-born, higher than the kings of the earth. 28 My mercy will I keep fo him for evermore, and my covenant shall stand fast with him. 29 His seed also will I make to endure for ever, and his throne as the days of heaven. 30 If his children forsake my law, and walk not in my judgments, 31 If they break my statutes, and keep not my commandments; - 32 Then will I visit their transgression with the rod, and their iniquity with stripes. 33 Nevertheless, my lovingkindness will I not utterly take from him, nor suffer my faith

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34 My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips. 35 Once have I sworn by my holiness that I will not lie unto David. -- . 36 His seed shall endure for ever, and his throne as the sun before me. 37 It shall be established for ever as the moon, and as a faithful witness in heaven. Selah. 38 But thou hast cast off and abhorred, thou hast been wroth with thine anointed. 39 Thou hast made void the covenant of thy servant: thou hast profaned his crown by cast$ng it to the ground. 40 Thou hast broken down all his hedges; thou hast brought his strong holds to ruin. 41 All that pass by the way spoil him: he is a reproach to his neighbours. 42 Thou hast set up the right hand of his adversaries; thou hast made all his enemies to rejoice. 43 Thou hast also turned the edge of his sword, and hast not made him to standin the battle. 44 Thou hast made his glory to cease, and cast his throne down to the ground. 45 The days of his youth hast thou shortened: thou hast covered him with shame. Selah. 46 How long, LoRD, wilt thou hide thyself? for ever? shall thy wrath burn like fire 7 47 Remember how short my time is : wherefore hast thou

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made all men in vain?

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48 What man is he that liveth, and shall not see death? shall he deliver his soul from the hand of the grave 7 Selah. 49 Lord, where are thy former loving-kindnesses, n'hich thou swarest unto David in thy truth 7 50 Remember, Lord, the reproach of thy servants; hon, I do bear in my bosom the reproach of all the mighty people ; 51 Where with thine enemies have reproached, O LoRD ; wherewith they have reproached the footsteps of thine anointed. 52 Blessed be the LoRD fo evermore. Amen, and Amen.


The psalmist declareth God's providence over Israel; 3 he complaineth of human frailty, 7 divine chastisements, 10 and the shortness of life : 12 he prayeth for a due sense of this, and for the sensible experience of God's good providence.

‘s A Prayer of Moses the man of God.

ORD, thou hast been our dwelling-place in all generations. 2 Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God. 3 Thou turnest man to destruction; and sayest, Return, ye children of men. 4 For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night. 5 Thou carriest them away as

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with a flood; they are as a sleep; in the morning they are like grass nihich groweth up. 6 In the morning it flourisheth, and groweth up; in the evening it is cut down, and withereth. 7 For we are consumed by thine anger, and by thy wrath are we troubled. 8 Thou hast set our iniquities before thee, our secret sins in the light of thy countenance. 9 For all our days are passed away in thy wrath: we spend our years, as a tale that is told. 10 The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away. 11 Who knoweth the power of thine anger ? even according to thy fear, so is thy wrath. 12 So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom. 13 Return, O Lord, how long? and let it repent thee concerning thy servants. 14 O satisfy us early with thy mercy; that we may rejoice and be glad all our days. 15 Make us glad according to the days mherein thou hast af. flicted us, and the years n,nerefin we have seen evil. 16 Let thy work appear unto thy servants, and thy glory unto their children. 17 And let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us:

The security and

and establish thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish thou it.


The security and happiness of the godly under the divine protection.

E that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. 2 I will say of the LoRD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. 3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence. 4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler. 5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day; 6 Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noon-day. 7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee. 8. Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked. 9 Because thou hast made the

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12 They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.

13 Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.

14 Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him : I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.

15 He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I mill be with him in trouble ; I will de liver him, and honour him.

16 With long life will I satis. fy him, and shew him my sal vation.


1 The prophet exhorteth to praise God, 4 for his great works, 6 for his judgments on the wicked, 10 and for his goodness to the

godly. ‘s A Psalm or Song for the sabbathday. IT is a good thing to give thanks unto the LoRD, and to sing praises unto thy name, O Most High. 2 To shew forth thy lovingkindness in the morning, and thy faithfulness every night, 3 Upon an instrument of ten strings, and upon the psaltery; upon the harp with a solemn sound. 4 For thou, LORD, hast made me glad through thy work: I will triumph in the works of thy hands. 5 O Lord, how great are thy works! and thy thoughts are very deep. 6 A brutish man knoweth

The majesty, stability, &c.

not, neither doth a fool understand this. 7 When the wicked spring

as the grass, and when all the LoRD, the floods have lifted up their voice; the floods lift up their waves.

workers of imiquity do flourish; it is that they shall be destroyed for ever : 8 But thou, LoRD, art most high for evermore. 9 For lo, thine enemies, O LoRD, for lo, thine enemies shall perish; all the workers of iniquity shall be scattered. 10 But my horn shalt thou exalt like the horn of an unicorn : I shall be anointed with fresh oil. 11 Mine eye also shall see my desire on mine enemies, and mine ears shall hear my desire of the wicked that rise up against me. 12 The righteous shall flourish like the palm-tree : he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon. 13 Those that be planted in the house of the LoRD shall flourish in the courts of our God. 14 They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat and flourishing; 15 To shew that the LoRD is upright: he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in


The majesty, stability, power, and holiness, of Christ's kingdom.

THE LORD reigneth, he is clothed with majesty; the LoRD is clothed with strength, wherenith he hath girded himself: the world also is establish

ed, that it cannot be moved.

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2 Thy throne is established of old: thou art from everlastIng.

3 The floods have lifted up, O

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LORD God, to whom vengeance belongeth; O God, to whom vengeance belongeth, shew thyself. 2 Lift up thyself, thou Judge of the earth: render a reward to the proud. 3 LoRD, how long shall the wicked, how long shall the wicked triumph! 4 Hon, long shall they utter and speak hard things? and all the workers of iniquity boast themselves? 5 They break in pieces thy people, O Lord, and afflict thine heritage. 6 They slay the widow and the stranger, and murder the fatherless. 7 Yet they say, The Lord shall not see, neither shall the God of Jacob regard it.

8 Understand, ye brutish

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cast off his people, neither will

he forsake his inheritance. 15 But judgment shall return unto righteousness: and all the upright in heart shall follow it. 16 Who will rise up for me against the evil-doers? or who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity ? 17 Unless the LoRD had been my help, my soul had almost dwelt in silence. 18 When I said, My foot slippeth; thy mercy, O LoRD, held me up. 19 In the multitude of my thoughts within me thy comforts delight my soul. 20 Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with thee, which frameth mischief by a law? 21 They gather themselves to


Exhortation to praise God.

gether against the soul of the righteous, and condemn the innocent blood. 22 But the LoRD is my defence; and my God is the rock of my refuge. 23 And he shall bring upon them their own iniquity, and shall cut them off in their own wickedness; yea, the LoRD our God shall cut them off.


1 An exhortation to praise God for his greatness, 6 and for creating and preserving us : 8 and not to tempt him as did Israel in the wilderness. • *

COME, let us sing unto the LORD : let us make a joyful moise to the Rock of our salvation. 2 Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms. 3 For the LoRD is a great God, and a great King above all gods. 4 In his hand are the deep places of the earth: the strength of the hills is his also. 5 The sea is his, and he made it: and his hands formed the dry land. 6 O come, let us worship and bow down : let us kneel before the LoRD our maker. 7 For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. Today if ye will hear his voice, 8 Harden not your heart, as in the provocation, and as in the day of temptation in the wilderness: 9 When your fathers tempt

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