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The miracles of God's power.
The vanity of idols. 6 Who humbleth himself to
TOT unto us, O LORD, not behold the things that are in unto us, but unto thy name heaven, and in the earth? give glory, for thy mercy, and
7 He raiseth up the poor out for thy truth's sake. . of the dust, and lifteth the 2 Wherefore should the heaneedy out of the dunghill; then say, Where is now their
8. That he may set him with God? princes, even with the princes 3 But our God is in the of his people.
heavens ; he hath done what9 He maketh the barren wo- soever he pleased. man to keep house, and to be 4 Their idols are silver and a joyful mother of children. gold, the work of men's hands. Praise
5 They have mouths, but they
speak not: eyes have they, but The miracles of God's power, when he brought they see not:
his people out of Egypt, arc a just ground of 6 They have ears, but they fearing him.
hear not: noses have they, but HEN Israel went out of Egypt, the house of Ja
they smell not: cob from a people of strange handle not: feet have they, but
7 They have hands, but they language; Judah was his sanctuary, they through their throat.
they walk not: neither speak and Israel his dominion. 3 The sea saw it, and fled: like unto them; so is every one
8 They that make them are Jordan was driven back.
that trusteth in them. 4 The mountains skipped like rams, and the little hills like LORD: he is their help and
9 O Israel, trust thou in the Jambs.
their shield. 5 What ailed thee, O thou sea, that thou fleddest? thou Jordan, the LORD: he is their help and
10 O house of Aaron, trust in thut thou wast driven back?
their shield. 6 Ye mountains, that ye skip
11 Ye that fear the LORD, ped like rams; and ye little
trust in the LORD: he is their hills, like lambs? 7 Tremble, thou earth, at the help and their shield.
12 The LORD hath been mindpresence of the Lord, at the ful of us : he will bless us; he presence of the God of Jacob; 8 Which turned the rock into he will bless the house of Aaron.
will bless the house of Israel; a standing water, the flint into
13 He will bless them that a fountain of waters.
fear the LORD, both small and PSALM CXV. i God is called upon to assert his own honour against the reproaches of the heathen. 4 The
14 The LORD shall increase vanity of idols. 9 An exhortation to trust in you more and more, you and God, '12 who will not fail to bless and preserve
The psalmist professeth love
and dutiful service to God 15 Ye are blessed of the LORD 10 I believed, therefore have I which made heaven and earth. spoken: I was greatly afflicted:
16 The heaven, even the heav- 11 I said in my haste, All ens, are the LORD's: but the
men are liars. earth hath he given to the chil- 12 What shall I render unto dren of men.
the LORD for all his benefits 17 .The dead praise not the toward me? LORD, neither any that go down 13 I will take the cup of salinto silence.
vation, and call upon the name 18 But we will bless the LORD of the LORD. from this time forth and for 14 I will pay my vows unto evermore. Praise the LORD. the LORD now in the presence PSALM CXVI.
of all his people. | The psalmist professeth love and dutiful 15 Precious in the sight of service to God in return for his deliverance : 12 he studieth to express his thankfulness the LORD is the death of his fitly.
LOVE the LORD, because 16 0 LORD, truly I am thy
he hath heard my voice and servant; I am thy servant, and my supplications.
the son of thy handmaid: thou 2 Because he hath inclined his hast loosed my bonds. ear unto me, therefore will I 17 I will offer to thee the call upon him as long as I live. sacrifice of thanksgiving, and
3 The sorrows of death com- will call upon the name of the passed me, and the pains of LORD. hell gat hold upon me: I found 18 I will pay my vows unto trouble and sorrow.
the LORD now in the presence 4 Then called I upon the name of all his people, of the LORD; O LORD, I be- 19 In the courts of the LORD's seech thee, deliver my soul. house, in the midst of thee,
5 Gracious is the LORD, and O Jerusalem. Praise ye the righteous; yea, our God is mer- Lord. ciful.
6 The LORD preserveth the An exhortation to praise God for his mercy and simple: I was brought low, and he helped me.
PRAISE the Lord, all 7 Return unto thy rest, O my
ye nations; praise him, all soul; for the LORD hath dealt ye people.
2 For his merciful kinduess is bountifully with thee. 8 For thou hast delivered great toward us : and the truth
of the LORD endureth for ever. my soul from death, mine eyes
Praise from tears, and my feet from
ye the LORD. falling
PSALM CXVIII. 9 I will walk before the LORD An exhortation to praise God for his mer
5 The psalmist by his own experiin the land of the living.
ence sheweth hoso good it is to trust in
to praise God. God. 19 Under the type of the psalmist
me that I might fall : but the the coming of Christ in his kingdom is expressed.
LORD helped me. GIVE thanks unto the 14 The LORD is my strength O
LORD; for he is good: be- and song, and is become my cause his mercy endureth for salvation.
15 The voice of rejoicing 2 Let Israel now say, that his and salvation is in the tabermercy endureth for ever.
nacles of the righteous: the 3 Let the house of Aaron now right hand of the LORD doeth say, that his mercy endureth valiantly.
16 The right hand of the LORD 4 Let them now that fear the is exalted: the right hand of LORD say, that his mercy en the LORD doeth valiantly. dureth for ever.
17 I shall not die, but live, 5 I called upon the LORD and declare the works of the in distress: the LORD answer- LORD. ed me, and set me in a large 18 The LORD hath chastened place.
me sore: but he hath not given 6 The LORD is on my side; I me over unto death. will not fear: what can man do 19 Open to me the gates of unto me?
righteousness : I will go into 7 The LORD taketh my part them, and I will praise the with them that help me: there- LORD: fore shall I see my desire upon 20 This gate of the LORD, them that hate me.
into which the righteous shall 8. It is better to trust in the enter. LORD than to put confidence in 21 I will praise thee : for thou
hast heard me, and art become 9 It is better to trust in the my salvation. LORD than to put confidence in
22 The stone which the buildprinces.
ers refused is become the head 10 All nations compassed me
stone of the corner. about: but in the name of the 23 This is the LORD's doing; LORD will I destroy them.
it is marvellous in our eyes. 11 They compassed me about; 24 This is the day which the yea, they compassed me about: LORD hath made; we will rebut in the name of the LORD I joice and be glad in it. will destroy them.
25 Save now, I beseech thee, 12 They compassed me about O LORD: 0 LORD, I beseech like bees; they are quenched as thee, send now prosperity. the fire of thorns for in the 26 Blessed be he that cometh name of the LORD I will de- in the name of the LORD: we
have blessed you out of the 13 Thou hast thrust sore at I house of the LORD.
BLESSED are the undefiled
Sundry prayers, praises,
and professions of obedience 27 God is the LORD, which 11 Thy word have I hid in hath shewed us light: bind the mine heart, that I might not sin sacrifice with cords, even unto against thee. the horns of the altar.
12 Blessed art thou, O LORD: 28 Thou art my God, and I teach me thy statutes. will praise thee : thou art my 13 With my lips have I deGod, I will exalt thee.
clared all the judgments of thy 29 O give thanks unto the mouth. LORD; for he is good : for his 14 I have rejoiced in the way mercy endureth for ever. of thy testimonies, as much as
in all riches. PSALM CXIX.
15 I will meditate in thy preThis psalm containeth sundry prayers, praises, and professions of obedience.
cepts, and have respect unto
thy ways. LESSED are the undefiled 16 I will delight myself in
in the way, who walk in thy statutes : I will not forget the law of the LORD.
thy word. 2 Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek 17 Deal bountifully with thy him with the whole heart. servant, that I may live, and
3 They also do no iniquity : keep thy word. they walk in his ways.
18 Open thou mine eyes, that 4 Thou hast commanded us I may behold wondrous things to keep thy precepts diligently. out of thy law.
5 O that my ways were direct- 19 I am a stranger in the ed to keep thy statutes ! earth : hide not thy command
6 Then shall I not be asha- ments from me, med, when I have respect unto 20 My soul breaketh for the all thy commandments. longing that it hath unto thy
7 I will praise thee with up- judgments at all times. rightness of heart, when I shall 21 Thou hast rebuked the have learned thy righteous proud that are cursed, which do judgments
err from thy commandments. 8 I will keep thy statutes : 0 22 Remove from me reproach forsake me not utterly.
and contempt; for I have kept
thy testimonies 9 Wherewith shall a young
23 Princes also did sit and man cleanse his way? By taking speak against me: but thy serheed thereto according to thy vant did meditate in thy statword.
utes. 10 With my whole heart have 24 Thy testimonies also are I sought thee: 0 let me not my delight, and my counsellors. wander from thy commandments.
25 My soul cleaveth unto the
Sundry prayers, praises,
and professions of obedience dust: quicken thou me accord- | which I fear: for thy judging to thy word.
ments are good. 26 I have declared my ways, 40 Behold, I have longed afand thou heardest me: teach ter thy precepts : quicken me me thy statutes.
in thy righteousness. 27 Make me to understand the way of thy precepts : so shall I 41 Let thy mercies come also talk of thy wondrous works. unto me, O LORD, even thy-sal
28 My soul melteth for heavi- vation, according to thy word. ness : strengthen thou me ac- 42 So shall I have wherewith cording unto thy word.
to answer him that reproacheth 29 Remove from me the way me: for I trust in thy word. of lying: and grant me thy law 43 And take not the word of graciously.
truth utterly out of my mouth; 30 I have chosen the way of for I have hoped in thy judgtruth: thy judgments have I ments. laid before me.
44 So shall I keep thy law 31 I have stuck unto thy tes- continually for ever and ever. timonies : 0 LORD, put me not
45 And I will walk at liberto shame.
ty: for I seek thy precepts. 32 I will run the way of thy 46 I will speak of thy testicommandments, when thou shalt monies also before kings, and enlarge my heart.
will not be ashamed.
47 And I will delight myself 33 Teach me, O LORD, the in thy commandments, which I I way of thy statutes; and I shall have loved. keep it unto the end.
48 My hands also will I lift 34 Give me understanding, up unto thy commandments, and I shall keep thy law; yea, which I have loved; and I will I shall observe it with my whole meditate in thy statutes. heart.
35 Make me to go in the 49 Remember the word unto path of thy commandments; for thy servant, upon which thou therein do I delight.
hast caused me to hope. 36 Incline my heart unto thy 50. This is my comfort in my testimonies, and not to covet- affliction: for thy word hath
quickened me. 37 Turn away mine eyes from 51 The proud have had me beholding vanity; and quicken greatly in derision: yet have J thou me in thy way.
not declined from thy law. 38 Establish thy word unto 52 I remembered thy judg: thy servant, who is devoted to ments of old, O LORD; and
have comforted myself. 39 Turn away my reproach 53 Horror hath taken hold