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58 I entreated thy favour with

my whole heart: be merciful unto me according to thy word. 59 I thought on my ways, and turned my feet unto thy testimonies. 60 I made haste, and delayed not to keep thy commandments. 61 The bands of the wicked have robbed me : but I have not forgotten thy law. 62 At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto thee, because of thy righteous judgments. 63 I am a companion of all them that fear thee, and of them that keep thy precepts.

64. The earth, O Lord, is full

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and professions of obedience.

68 Thou art good, and doest

good; teach me thy statutes.

69 The proud have forged a lie against me: but I will keep thy precepts with my whole heart. - 70 Their heart is as fat as grease; but I delight in thy law. 71 It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes. 72 The law of thy mouth is better unto me than thousands of gold and silver. JOD.

73 Thy hands have made me and fashioned me: give me un

derstanding, that I may learn

thy commandments. 74 They that fear thee will be

glad when they see me; because

I have hoped in thy word.

75 I know, O LorD, that

thy judgments are right, and that thou in faithfulness hast afflicted me. r 76 Let, I pray thee, thy merciful kindness be for my comfort, according to thy word unto thy servant. 77 Let thy tender mercies come unto me, that I may live : for thy law is my delight. 78 Let the proud be ashamed; for they dealt perversely with me without a cause: but I will meditate in thy precepts. 79 Let those that fear thee turn unto me, and those that have known thy testimonies. 80 Let my heart be sound in thy statutes; that I be not ashamed.

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e CAPH. 81 My soul fainteth for thy salvation: but I hope in thy. word. •. 82 Mine eyes fail for thy word, saying, When wilt thou comfort me? 83 For I am become like a bottle in the smoke; yet do I not forget thy statutes. 84 How many are the days of thy servant? when wilt thou execute judgment on them that persecute me? - 85 The proud have digged pits for me, which are not after thy law. 86 All thy commandments are faithful; they persecute me wrongfully; help thou me. 87. They had almost consumed me upon earth; but I forsook not thy precepts. - 88 Quicken me after thy lowing-kindness; so shall I keep the testimony of thy mouth. - LAMED. 89 For ever, O Lord, thy word is settled in heaven. 90 Thy faithfulness is unto alk' generations: thou hast established the earth, and it abideth. 91 They continue this day according to thine ordinances: for all are thy servants. 92 Unless thy law had been my delights, I should then have perished in mine affliction. 93 I will never forget thy precepts: for with them thou hast quickened me. 94 I am thine, save me; for I have sought thy precepts. 95 The wicked have waited

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for me to destroy me: but I will consider thy testimonies. 96 I have seen an end of all perfection: but thy commandment is exceeding broad. MEM. 97. O how love I thy law it 7s my meditation all the day. 98 Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies: for they are ever with me. 99 I have more understanding than all my teachers: for thy testimonies are my meditation. 100 I understand more than the ancients, because I keep thy precepts. 101 I have refrained my feet from every evil way, that I might keep thy word. 102 I have not departed from thy judgments: for thou hast taught me. 103 How sweet are thy words

unto my taste | yea, Srvéeter than

honey to my mouth. 104. Through thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way. NUN. 105 Thywordisalampuntomy

feet, and a light unto my path.

106 I have sworn, and I will perform it, that I will keep thy righteous judgments.

I07 I am afflicted very much : quicken me, O LoRD, according unto thy word. •

108 Accept, I beseech thee, the free-will-offerings of my mouth,

O Lord, and teach me thy


* 109 My soul is continually in i - 95 . . . . . . . .'; k".

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my hand: yet do I not forget thy law. 110 The wicked have laid a snare for me: yet I erred not from thy precepts. 111 Thy testimonies have I taken as an heritage for ever: for they are the rejoicing of my heart. . 112 I have inclined mineheart to perform thy statutes always, even unto the end. - SAMECH. 113 I hate vain thoughts: but thy law do I love. I14Thou art my hiding-place and my shield: I hope in thy word. 115 Depart from me, ye evildoers: for I will keep the commandments of my God. 116 Uphold me according unto thy word, that I may live: and let me not be ashamed of my hope. - *., 117 Hold thou me up, and I shall be safe: and I will have respect unto thy statutes continually. 118 Thou hast trodden down all them that err from thy statutes: for their deceit is falsehood. 119 Thou puttest away all the wicked of the earth like dross: therefore I love thy testimonies. 120 My flesh trembleth for fear of thee; and I am afraid of thy judgments. AIN. 121 I have done judgment and justice : leave me not to mine oppressors.

122 Be surety for thy Servant

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for good: let not the proud oppress me. 123 Mine eyes fail for thy salvation, and for the word of thy righteousness. 124 Deal with thy servant according unto thy mercy, and teach me thy statutes. 125 I am thy servant; give me understanding, that I may know thy testimonies. 126 It is time for thee, LoRD, to work: for they have made void thy law. 127 Therefore I love thy commandments above gold; yea, above fine gold. 128 Therefore I esteem all thy precepts concerning all things to be right; and I hate every false way. - PE. 129 Thy testimonies are won derful: therefore doth my soul keep them. 130 The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth under standing unto the simple. 131 I opened my mouth, and panted: for I longed for thy commandments. 132 Look thou upon me, and be merciful unto me, as thou usest to do unto those that love thy name. 133 Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me. 134 Deliver me from the op pression of man: so will I keep thy precepts. 135 Make thy face to shine upon thy servant: and teach me thy statutes.

Sundry prayers, praises,

136 Rivers of waters run down mine eyes, because they keep not thy law. -- TZADDI. . 137 Righteous art thou, O LORD, and upright are th judgments. 138 Thy testimonies that thou hast commanded are righteous and very faithful. 139 My zeal hath consumed me; because mine enemies have forgotten thy words. 140 Thy word is very pure : therefore thy servant loveth it. 141 I am small and despised : !yet do not I forget thy precepts. 142 Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and thy law is the truth. 143 Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me: yet thy commandments are my delights. 144 The righteousness of thy testimonies is everlasting : give me understanding, and I shall live. KOPH. 145 I cried with my whole heart; hear me, O LORD : I will keep thy statutes. 146 I cried unto thee: save me, and I shall keep thy testimonies. 147 I prevented the dawning of the morning, and cried : I hoped in thy word. 148 Mine eyes prevent the night-watches, that I might meditate in thy word.

149 Hear my voice, according |

unto thy loving-kindness: O LoRD, quicken me according to thy judgment. 34

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150 They draw nigh that follow after mischief: they are far from thy law. 151 Thou art near, O Lord ; and all thy commandments are truth. -- -152 Concerning thy testimonies I have known of old that thou hast founded them for ever. R.E.S.H. 153 Consider mine affliction, and deliver me : for I do not forget thy law. 154 Plead my cause, and deliver me: quicken me according to thy word. 155 Salvation is far from the wicked: for they seek not thy StatuteS. 156 Great are thy tender mercies, O LORD : quicken me according to thy judgments. 157 Many are my persecutors and mine enemies: yet do I not decline from thy testimonies. 158 Ibeheld the transgressors, and was grieved; because they kept not thy word. 159 Consider how I love thy precepts: quicken me, O LoRD, accordingtothy loving-kindness. 160 Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments endu'reth for ever. SCHIN. 161 Princes have persecuted me without a cause: but my heart standeth in awe of thy word. 162 I rejoice at thy word, as one that findeth great spoil. 163 I hate and abhor lying: but thy law do I love. 97

Sundry prayers, praises, &c.

164 Seven times a day do I praise thee, because of thy righteous judgments. 165 Great peace have they which love thy law; and nothing shall offend them. 166 LoRD, I have hoped for thy salvation, and done thy commandments. 167 My soul hath kept thy testimonies; and I love them exceedingly. 168 I have kept thy precepts and thy testimonies: for all my ways are before thee. TAU. 169 Let my cry come near before thee, O LORD : give me understanding according to th word. - ; : 170 Let my supplication com before thee: deliver me according to thy word. . 171 My lips shall utter praise, when thou hast taught me thy StatuteS. 172 My tongue shall speak of thy word: for all thy commandments are righteousness. 173 Let thine hand help me; for I have chosen thy precepts. 174 I have longed for thy salvation, O Lord; and thy, law is my delight. 175 Let my soul live, and it shall praise thee; and let thy judgments help me. 176 I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek thy servant; for I do not forget thy commandments. PSALM CXX.

| David praygth against his encmy, by whose calumnies he had been driven to reside among strangers. * - a


The safety of the godly. TI A Song of degrees. IN my distress I cried unto the LORD, and he heard me. 2 Deliver my soul, O Lord, from lying lips, and from a deceitful tongue. 3 What shall be given unto

thee ? or what shall be done

unto thee, thou false tongue? 4 Sharp arrows of the mighty, with coals of juniper. 5 Wo is me, that I sojourn in Mesech, that I dwell in the tents of Kedar! 6 My soul hath long dwelt with him that hateth peace. 7 I am for peace: but when I speak, they are for war.


The great safety of the godly, who put their trust in God's protection.

‘s A Song of degrees. I WILL lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. 2 My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth. 3 He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber. 4 Behold, he that keepeth Is. rael shall neither slumber nor sleep. 5 The LoRD is thy keeper: the LoRD is thy shade upon thy right hand. 6 The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by ight. 7 The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul. 8 The LoRD shall preserve

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