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God's providence over travellers, PSALMS.

captives, sick men 2 Let the redeemed of the death, and brake their bands in LORD say so, whom he hath sunder. redeemed from the hand of the 15 Oh that men would praise enemy;

the LORD for his goodness, and 3 And gathered them out of for his wonderful works to the the lands, from the east, and children of men! from the west, from the north, 16 For he hath broken the and from the south.

gates of brass, and cut the bars 4 They wandered in the wil- of iron in sunder. derness in a solitary way; they 17 Fools, because of their transfound no city to dwell in. gression, and because of their

5 Hungry and thirsty, their iniquities are afflicted. soul fainted in them.

18 Their soul abhorreth all 6 Then they cried unto the manner of meat; and they draw LORD in their trouble, and he near unto the gates of death. . delivered them out of their dis- 19 Then they cry unto the tresses.

LORD in their trouble, and he 7 And he led them forth by saveth them out of their disthe right way, that they might tresses. go to a city of habitation. 20 He sent his word, and

8 Oh that men would praise healed them, and delivered them the LORD for his goodness, and from their destructions. for his wonderful works to the 21 Oh that men would praise children of men!

the LORD for his goodness, and 9 For he satisfieth the long- for his wonderful works to the ing soul, and filleth the hungry children of men! soul with goodness.

22 And let them sacrifice the 10 Such as sit in darkness and sacrifices of thanksgiving, and in the shadow of death, being declare his works with rejoibound in affliction and iron; cing

11 Because they rebelled 23 They that go down to the against the words of God, and sea in ships, that do business contemned the counsel of the in great waters; Most High:

24 These see the works of 12 Therefore he brought down the LORD, and his wonders in their heart with labour; they the deep. fell down, and there was none 25 For he commandeth, and to help

raiseth the stormy wind, which 13 Then they cried unto the lifteth up the waves thereof. Lord in their trouble, and he saved them out of their dis- heaven, they go down again to

the depths : their soul is melt14 He brought them out of ed because of trouble. darkness and the shadow of 27 They reel to and fro, and


and over seamen.

PSALMS. David's zeal in praising God. stagger like a drunken man, wander in the wilderness, where and are at their wit's end.

there is no way: 28 Then they cry unto the 41 Yet setteth he the poor on LORD in their trouble, and he high from affliction, and maketh bringeth them out of their dis- him families like a flock. tresses.

42 The righteous shall see it, 29 He maketh the storm a and rejoice: and all iniquity calm, so that the waves thereof shall stop her mouth. are still.

43 Whoso is wise, and will 30 Then are they glad because observe these things, even they they be quiet; so he bringeth shall understand the lovingthem unto their desired haven. kindness of the LORD.

31 Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and

PSALM CVIII. for his wonderful works to the 1 David encourageth himself to praise God: 5

whose assistance he prayeth for, in confidence children of men!

of success according to his promise. 32 Let them exalt him also TA Song or Psalm of David. in the congregation of the peo- O GOD, my heart is fixed;

, sembly of the elders.

even with my glory. 33 He turneth rivers into a 2 Awake, psaltery and harp: wilderness, and the

and the water- I myself will awake early. springs into dry ground; 3 I will praise thee, O LORD,

34 À fruitful land into bar- among the people : and I will renness, for the wickedness of sing praises unto thee among them that dwell therein.

the nations. 35 He turneth the wilderness

4 For thy mercy is great above into a standing water, and dry the heavens: and thy truth ground into water-springs. reacheth unto the clouds.

36 And there he maketh the 5 Be thou exalted, O God, hungry to dwell, that they may above the heavens: and thy prepare a city for habitation; glory above all the earth;

37 And sow the fields, and 6 That thy beloved may be plant vineyards, which may delivered: save with thy right yield fruits of increase.

hand, and answer me. 38 He blesseth them also, so 7 God hath spoken in his that they are multiplied great- holiness; I will rejoice, I will ly; and suffereth not their cat- divide Shechem, and mete out tle to decrease.

the valley of Succoth. 39 Again, they are minished 8 Gilead is mine; Manasseh and brought low through op- is mine; Ephraim also is the pression, affliction, and sorrow. strength of mine head; Judah is

40 He poureth contempt up- my lawgiver; on princes, and causeth them to ģ Moab is my washpot; over

David devoteth


hts enemies.



Edom will I cast out my shoe; 8. Let his days be few ; and over Philistia will I triumph. let another take his office.

10 Who will bring me into 9 Let his children be fatherthe strong city? who will lead | less, and his wife a widow. me into Edom?

10 Let his children be con11 Wilt not thou, O God, who tinually vagabonds, and beg: hast cast us off ? and wilt not let them seek their bread also thou, O God, go forth with our out of their desolate places. hosts?

11 Let the extortioner catch 12 Give us help from trouble: all that he hath ; and let the for vain is the help of man.

strangers spoil his labour. 13 Through God we shall do 12 Let there be none to exvaliantly: for he it is that shall tend mercy unto him: neither tread down our enemies.

let there be any to favour his

fatherless children. 1 David complaining of the slanders and in

13 Let his posterity be cut off; gratitude of his enemies, devoteth them to and in the generation following destruction ; 21 complaining of his own misery, he prayeth for help ; 30 he promiseth thank let their name be blotted out. fulness.

14 Let the iniquity of his fa1 To the chief Musician, A Psalm of thers be remembered with the OLD not thy peace,

LORD; and let not the sin of O

his mother be blotted out. God of my praise ;

15 Let them be before the 2 For the mouth of the wick- | LORD continually, that he may ed and the mouth of the de- cut off the memory of them ceitful are opened against me: from the earth. they have spoken against me 16 Because that he rememberwith a lying tongue.

ed not to shew mercy, but per3 They compassed me about secuted the poor and needy also with words of hatred; and


that he might even slay fought against me without a the broken in heart.

17 As he loved cursing, so let 4 For my love they are my it come unto him: as he deadversaries: but I give myself lighted not in blessing, so let it

be far from him. 5 And they have rewarded 18 As he clothed himself with me evil for good, and hatred cursing like as with his gar for my love.

ment, so let it come into his 6 Set thou a wicked man over bowels like water, and like oil him: and let Satan stand at his into his bones.

19 Let it be unto him as the 7 When he shall be judged, garment which covereth him, let him be condemned: and let and for a girdle wherewith he his prayer become sin. .

is girded continually.


unto prayer.

right hand.


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in me.

David prayeth for help.

PSALMS. A prediction of Christ's kingdom. 20 Let this be the reward of mine adversaries from the LORD, 1 A prediction of the kingdom, 4 priesthood, 5

triumphs, 7 and sufferings of Christ. and of them that speak evil

TA Psalm of David. against my soul.

HE LORD said unto my 21 But do thou for me, O

Lord, Sit thou at my right God the Lord, for thy name's hand, until I make thine enesake: because thy mercy is good, mies thy footstool. deliver thou me.

2 The LORD shall send the 22 For I am poor and needy, rod of thy strength out of Zion: and my heart is wounded with rule thou in the midst of thine

enemies. 23 I am gone like the shadow when it declineth : I am tossed in the day of thy power, in the

3 Thy people shall be willing up and down as the locust.

beauties of holiness from the 24 My knees are weak through womb of the morning thou fasting; and my flesh faileth of

hast the dew of thy youth. fatness.

4 The LORD hath sworn, and 25 I became also a reproạch will not repent, Thou art a unto them: when they looked upon me they shaked their priest for ever after the order

of Melchizedek. heads. 26 Help me, 0 LORD my shall strike through kings in

5 The Lord at thy right hand God: 0 save me according to the day of his wrath.

. thy mercy : 27 That they may know that heathen, he shall fill the places

6 He shall judge among the this is thy hand; that thou, with the dead bodies : he shall LORD, hast done it.

wound the heads over many 28 Let them curse, but bless

countries. thou: when they arise, let them

7 He shall drink of the brook be ashamed; but let thy servant rejoice.

in the way: therefore shall he

lift 29 Let mine adversaries be

the head.

up clothed with shame, and let them cover themselves with

1 The psalmist by his example inciteth others to their own confusion, as with a

praise God for his glorious and gracious

works. 10 The fear of God is the source of mantle. 30 I will greatly praise the PR

RAISE ye the LORD. I LORD with my mouth; yea, will praise the LORD with I will praise him among the my whole heart, in the assemmultitude.

bly of the upright, and in the 31 For he shall stand at the congregation. right hand of the poor, to save

2 The works of the LORD are him from those that condemn i great, sought out of all them his soul.

that have pleasure therein.


true wisdom.


The blessedness and

securty of the godly. 3 His work is honourable and 4 Unto the upright there ariglorious : and his righteousness seth light in the darkness: he endureth for ever.

is gracious, and full of compas4 He hath made his wonder- sion, and righteous. ful works to be remembered : 5 A good man sheweth favour, the LORD is gracious and full and lendeth: he will guide his of compassion.

affairs with discretion. 5 He hath given meat unto 6 Surely he shall not be movthem that fear him: he will ever ed for ever: the righteous shall be mindful of his covenant. be in everlasting remembrance. 6 He hath shewed his people **

7 He shall not be afraid of the power of his works, that he evil tidings : his heart is fixed, may give them the heritage of trusting in the LORD. the heathen.

8 His heart is established, he 7 The works of his hands are shall not be afraid, until he see verity and judgment; all his his desire upon his enemies. commandments are sure.

9 He hath dispersed, he hath 8 They stand fast for ever given to the poor ; his righteand ever, and are done in truth ousness endureth for ever; his and uprightness.

horn shall be exalted with hon9 He sent redemption unto our. his people : he hath command- 10 The wicked shall see it, and ed his covenant for ever: holy be grieved, he shall gnash with and reverend is his name.

his teeth, and melt away: the 10 The fear of the LORD is desire of the wicked shall perish. the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all

An exhortation to praise God for his merciful they that do his command

the LORD. Praise, 0 ye servants of the LORD, praise the name of

the LORD. 1 The blessedness and security of the godly : 10 The wicked shall repine thereat.

2 Blessed be the name of the PR RAISE ye the

LORD. LORD from this time forth and Blessed is the man that for evermore. feareth the LORD, that de- 3 From the rising of the sun lighteth greatly in his com

com- unto the going down of the mandments.

same the LORD's name is to be 2 His seed shall be mighty praised. upon earth : the generation of 4 The LORD is high above the upright shall be blessed. all nations, and his glory above

3 Wealth and riches shall be the heavens. in his house: and his righteous- 5 Who is like unto the LORD ness endureth for ever.

our God, who dwelleth on high,


condescension to his creatures.

ments : his praise endureth for PRAISE ye



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