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488 Negligent judges refiroved. PSALMS. A complaint of the church. unto thee : 0 Israel, if thou wilt learken 5 For they have consulted iogether unto me;

with one consent: they are confederate 9 There shall no strange god be in against thee : thee ; neither shalt thou worship any 6 The tabernacles of Edom, and the strange god.

Ishmaelites; of Moab, and the Hagarenes; 10 I am the LORD thy God which 7 Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek; the brought thee out of the land of Egypt : Philistines with the inhabitants of Tyre: open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it. 8 Assur also is joined with them: they

11 But my people would not hearken || have holpen the children of Lot. Selah. to my voice; and Israel would none of me. 9 Do unto them as unto the Midian

12 So I gave them up unto their own ites; as to Sisera, as to Jabin, at the brook hearts lust: and they walked in their of Kison : own counsels.

10 Which perished at En-dor : they 13 O that my people had hearkened un- became as dung for the carth. to me, and Israel had walked in my ways! 11 Make their nobles like Oreb, and

14 I should soon have subdued their like Zeeb: yea, all their princes as Zeenemies, and turned my hand against bah, and as Zalmunna : their acl'ersaries.

12 Who said, Let us take to ourselves 15 The haters of the LORD should have the houses of God in possession. submitted themselves unto him: but their 13 () my God, make them like a wheel; time should have endured for ever. as the stubble before the wind.

16 He should have fed them also with 14 As the tire bureth a wood, and as the finest of the wheat; and with honey out the flame setteth the mountains on fire ; of the rock should I have satisfied thee. 15 So persecute them with thy tempest, PSAL. LXXXII.

and make them afraid with thy storm. 1 The pisalmist having exhorted the 16 Fill their faces with slame; that

judges, 5 and reproved their negli- they may seek thy name, O LORD. gence, 8 prayeth God to judge.

17 Let them be confounded and troubA Psalm of Asaph.

led for ever ; yea, let them be put to Go Destandeth in the congregation of shame and perishi

the mighty; the 18 That men may know that thou, gocls.

whose nane alone is JEHOVAH, art 2 How long will ye judge unjustly, and the most high over all the earth. accept the persons of the wicked? Selah.

SAL. LXXXIV. 3 Defend the poor and fatherless : do 17he prophet, longing for the communion justice lo the afflicted and needly.

of the sanciuary, 4 sheweth how bless4 Deliver the poor and needy: rid them ed they are that divell thercin. 8 He out of the hand of the wicked.

praycih to be restored unto il. 5 They know not, neither will they To the chief Musician upon Gittith, A an Foundations of the earth are out of Horon of hosts? imderstand ; they walk on in darkness : Psalm for the sons of Korah.

OW amiable are thy tabernacles, 0 I have said, Ye are gods; and all of 2 My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth you are children of the Most High. for the courts of the LORD: my heart and

7 But ye shall die like men, and fall my desi crieth out for the living Gal. like one of the princes.

§ Yea, the sparrow hath found an Arise, () God, judge th: for i house, and the swallow a nest for herthou slialt inherit all nitions.

self, where she may lay her young, even PSAL. LXXXIII.

thine altars, O Lord of hosts, my King, 1 A complaint to God of the oneinies and my God.

confiracies. 9 prayer against them 4 Blessed are they that dwell in thy that oppress the church.

house : they will be still praising thee. A Song or Psalm of Asapir.

Selah. KEEP not thou silencer O God: hold 5 Blessed is the man whose strength is in

not thy peace, and be not still, O || thee; in whose heart are the ways of them, God.

6 17lo passing through the valley of 2 For lo, thine enemies make a tu- Baca make it a well; the rain also filieth mult: and they that baie thee have lifted the pools. up the head.

7 They go from strengtito strength, 3 They have taken crafty counsel a- every one of them in Zion appeareth begainst thy people, and consulted against fore God. ihy hidden ones.

80 LORD God of hosts, liear my pray4. They have saidl, Come, and let us er: give ear, () God! of Jacob. Selan. cut them off from being a nation ; that 9 Behold, O Gd our shield, and look the name of Israel my be no more in re- upon the face of thine anointeil. membrance.

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David prayeth for mércy. PSALMS. His confidence in God. 489 than a thousand. I had rather be a door- 3 Be merciful unto me, O LORD : for keeper in the house of my God, than to I cry unto thee daily. dwell in the tents of wickedness.

4 Rejoice the soul of thy servant : for 11 For the Lord God is a sun and unto thee, O LORD, do I lift up my soul. shield : the LORD will give grace and 5 For thou, LORD, art good, and ready glory : no good thing will he withhold to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto from them that walk uprightly;

all them that call upon thee. 12 ( Lord of hosts, blessed is the 6 Give ear, O LORD, unto my prayer ; man that trusteth in thee.

and attend to the voice of my supplications. PSAL. LXXXV.

7 In the day of my trouble I will call 1 The psalmist, out of the experience of upon thee : for thou wilt answer me. former mercies, prayeth for the contin- 8. Among the gods there is none like uance thereof. 8 He promiseth to wait unto thee, O LORD; neither are there thereon out of confidence of God's good- any works like unto thy works.

9 All nations whom thou hast made To the chief Musician, A Psalm for the shall come and worship before thee, O sons of Korah.

LORD; and shall glorify thy name. ORD, thou hast been favourable 10 For thou art great, and doest wonback the captivity of Jacob.

11 Teach me thy way, () LORD ; I 2 Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of will walk in thy truth: unite my heart to thy people, thou hast covered all their fear thy name. sin. Selah.

12 I will praise thee, O LORD my 3 Thou hast taken awav all thy wrath : God, with all my heart : and I will glothou hast turned thyself from the fierce- rify thy name for evermore. ness of thine anger.

13 For great is thy mercy toward me: 4 Turn us, O God of our salvation, and and thou hast delivered my soul from the cause thine anger toward us to cease. lowest hell.

5 Wilt thou be angry with us for 14 () God, the proud are risen against ever? wilt thou draw out thine anger | me, and the assemblies of violent men to all generations ?

have sought after my soul; and have not 6 Wilt thou not revive us again : that set thee before them. thy people may rejoice in thce ?

15 But thou, O LORD, art a God full 7 Shew us thy mercy, O LORD, and of compassion, and gracious, long-suffergrant us thy salvation.

ing, and plenteous in mercy and truth. 8 I will hear what God the LORD will 16 ( turn unto me, and have mercy speak: for he will speak peace into his upon me; give thy strength unto thy serpeople, and to his saints: but let them not vant, and save the son of thine handmaid. turn again to folly.

17 Shew me a token for good ; that 9 Surely his salvation is nigh them that they which hate me may see it, and be fear himn; that glory may dwell in our ashamed : because thou, Lord, hast land.

holpen me, and comforted me. 10 Mercy and truth are met together;

PSAL. LXXXVII. righteousness and peace have kissed each 1 The nature and glory of the church. 4. other.

The increase, honour, and comfort of 11 Truth shall spring out of the earth; the members thereof: and righteousness shall look down from A Psalm or Song for the sons of Korah. heaven.

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IS foundation is in the holy moun12 Yea, the LORD shall give that which tains. is good ; and our land shall yield her 2 The Lord loveth the gates of Zion increase.

more than all the dwellings of Jacob. 13 Righteousness shall go before him ; 3 Glorious things are spoken of thee, and shall set us in the way of his steps. O city of God. Selah. PSAL. LXXXVI.

4 I will make mention of Rahab and 1 David strengthenrth his prayer by his Babylon to them that know me: behold

consciousness of religion, 5 bu the good- Philistia, and Tyre, with Ethiopia ; this ress and power of Gud. 11 He desireth man was born there. the continuance of former grace. 14 5 And of Zion it shall be said, This Compluining of the proud, he craveth and that man was born in her: and the some cokrn of God's goodness. Highest himself shall establish her. A Prayer of David.

6 The LORD shall count, when he OW down thine ear, O LORD, hear writethi up the people, that this man was

born there. Selah. 2 Preserve my soul; for I am holy: 0 7 As well the singers as the players on thou ny God, save thy servant that trust- instruments shall be there : all my springs eth in ihee.

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400 A complaint in affliction. PSALMIS. Thankfulness for God's mercirs. PSAL. LXXXVIII.

known thy faithfulness to al generations. Aprayer containing a grievous complaint. 2 For I have sau, mercy shall be built A Song or Psalm for the sons of Korah, ll up for ever : thy tithtulless shalt thou

to the chief Musician upon Mahalath establish in the very he diens. Leannoth, Maschil of Heman the Ez- 3 I have niade a covenant with my chorahite.

I have sworn unto David ny servant, O

4 Thy seed will I establish for ever, and cried day and night before thee: build up thy throne to all generations. 2 Let my prayer come before thee : Selah. incline thine ear unto my cry ;

5 And the heavens shall praise thy 3 For my soul is full of troubles : and wonders, O LORD: thy faithfulness also my life draweth nigh unto the grave. in the congregation of the saints.

4 I am counted with them that go 6 For who in the heaven can be comdown into the pit : I am as a man thui pared unto the LORD? who among the hath no strength:

sons of the mighty can be likened unto 5 Free among the dead, like the slain the LORD? that lie in the grave, whom thou remem 7 God is greatly to be feared in the as berest no more: and they are cut off, sembly of the saints, and to be had in revfrom thy hand.

erence of all them that are about him. 6 Thou hast laid me in the lowest pit, 8 ( LORD God of hosts, who is a in darkness, in the deeps.

strong Lord like unto thee? or to thy 7 Thy wrath lieth hard upon me, and faithfulness round about thee? thou hast afllicied me with all thy waves. 9 Thou rulest the raging of the sea : Selah.

when the waves thereof arise, thou still8 Thou hast put away mine acquaint est them. ance far from me ; thou hast made me 10 Thou hast broken Rahab in pieces, an abomination unto them: I am shut as one that is slain ; thou hast scattered up, and I cannot come forth.

thine enemies with thy strong arm. 9 Mine eye mouineth by reason of af- 11 The heavens are thine, the earth fiction : Lord, I have called daily up- also is thine: as for the world, and on thee, I have stretched out my hands the fulness thereof, thou hast founded unto thec.

them. 10 Wilt thou shew wonders to the deadl? 12 The north and the south thou hast shall the deadarise and praise thee? Selah. i created them: Tabor and Hermon shall

11 Shall thy loving-kindness be de- rejoice in thy name. clared in the grave? or thy faithfulness 13 Thou hast a mighty arm : strong is in destruction?

thy hand, and high is thy right hand. 12 Shall thy wonders be known in the 14 Justice and judgment are the habdark ? and thy righteousness in the land itation of thy throne : inercy and truth of forgetfulness?

shall go before thy face. 13 But unto thee have I cried, O LORD; 1.5 Blessed is the people that know the and in the morning shall my prayer pre- joyful sound : they shall walk, () LORD, vent thee.

in the light of thy countenance. 14 LORD, why castest thou off my soul? 16 In thy name shall they rejoice all why hidest thon thy face from me? the day : and in thy righteousness shall

15 I am afflicted and ready to die from they be exalted. viy youth up: while I suffer thy terror's I 17 For thou art the glory of their am distracted.

strength : and in thy favour our horti 16 Thy fierce wrath goeth over me; shall be exalted. thy terrors have cut me cif

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18 For the LORD is our defence; and 17 They came round about me daily like the Holy One of Israel is our king. I water; they compassed me about together. 19 Then thou spakest in vision to thy 18 Lover and friend hast thou put far holy one, and saidst

, I have laid help upfrom me, and mine acquaintance into on one that is mighty ; I have exalted one darkness.

chosen out of the people. PSAL. LXXXIX.

20 I have found David my servant 1 The psalmist praiseth God for his cove- with my holy oil have l anointed him :

nant, 5. for his wronderful power, 15 for 21 With whom my hand shall be esthe care of his church, 19 and for his fa- i tablished: mine arın also shall strengthen vour 10 the kingdom of Daviil. 38 Then him. complaining of contrary events, 46 he 22 The enemy shall not exact upon him ; erroslulateth, prayeth, and blesseth nor the son of wickedness aftlict him. God.

23 And I will beat down his foes Maschil cf Ethan the Ezrahite. before liis füce, and plague them tliat I WILL sing of the mercies of the Lord hate him. fouerer: with my mouth will I make. 24 Hit my faithfulness and my mercy

David's coinplaint and firayer. PSALMS.

Human frailty. 491 shall be with him: and in my name shall || kindnesses, which thou swarest unto Dasiis horn be exalted.

vid in thy truth? 25 I will set his hand also in the sea, 50 Remember, LORD, the reproach of and his right hand in the rivers,

thy servants; how I do bear in my bosom 26 He shall cry unto me, Thou art the reproach of all tlie mighty people ; my father, my God, and the rock of my 51 Wherevith thine cncmies have resalvation.

proached, O LORD; wherewith they have 27 Also I will make him my first-born, rcproached the footsteps of thine anointed. higher than the kings of the earili.

52 Blessed be the LORD for everiore. 28 My mercy will I keep for him for Amen, and Amen. evermore, and my covenant shall stand

PSAL. XC. fast wièh him.

1 Moses setteth. forth God's providence, 3 29 His seed also will I make to endure complaineth of human frailty, 7 divine for ever, and his throne as the days of chastisements, 10 and brevity of lije. 12 heaven.

He prayeth for the knowledge and sensi30 If his children forsake my law, and ble experience of God guoil providence. walk not in my judgments;

A Prayer of Moses the man of God. 31 If they break my statutes, and keep LORD thou hast becom our dwellingnot my commandments;

32 Then will I visit their transgres- 2 Before the mountains were broug!t sion with the rod, and their iniquity with firth, or ever thou hast formed the carth stripes

and the world, even from everlasting to 33 Nevertheless my loving-kindness | everlasting, thou art God. will I not utterly take from him, nor suf- 3 Thou turnest man to destruction ; fer my faithfulness to fail.

and sayest, Return, ye children of men. 34 My covenant will I not break, nor 4 For a thousand years in thy sight are alter the thing that is gone out of iny lips. but as yesterday when it is past, and as a

35 Once have I sworn by my holiness watch in the night. that I will not lie unto David.

5 Thou carriest them away as with a 36 His seed shall endure for ever, and Hod; they are as a sleep.; in the mornhis throne as the sun before me.

ing they are like grass which groweth up; 37 It shall be established for ever as 6 In the morning it flourisheth, and the moon, and as a faithful witness in groweth up ; in the evening it is cut heaven. Selah.

down, and withereth. 38 But thou hast cast off an'l abhor- 7 For we are consumed by thine anger, red, thou hast been wroth with thine and by thy wrath are we troubled. anointed.

8 Thou hast set our iniquities before 39 Thou hast made void the covenant thee, our secret sins in the light of thy of thy servant : thou hast profaned his countenance. crown bu casting it to the ground.

9 For all our days are passed away jua 40 Thou h-ist broken down all his thy wrath : we spend our years, as a tale hedges ;' thou hast brought his strong that is told. hods to ruin.

10 The days of our years are three41 All that pass by the way spoil him : score years and ten ; and if by reason of he is a reproach to his neighbours. strength they be fuurscore years, yet 18

42 Thou hast set up the right hand of their strength labour and sorrow ; for it his adversaries; thou hast made all his en- is soon cut off, and we fly away. cmies to rejoice.

11 Who knoweth the power of thine 43 Thou hast also turned the edge of anger? cren according to thy fear, so is his sword, and hast not made him to stand | thy wrath. in the battle.

12 So teach us to number cur days, that 44 Thou hast made his glory to cease, we may apply our hearts unto wisslom. and cast his throne down to the ground: 13 Keturn, O Lord, how long and let

45 The days of his youih bist thou it repent thee concerning thy servants. shortened: thou hast covered him with 14 () satisfy is early with thy mercy ; shamc. Selah.

that we may rejoice and be glad all our 46 How long, Lord, wilt thon hidle days. thyself? for ever? shall thy wrath burn 15 Make us glad according to the days like fire?

therein thou hast afflicted us, and the 47 Remember how short my time is : ! years wherrin we have seen evil. wherefore liast thou made all men in 16 Let thy work appear unto thy servain ?

vants, and thy glory unto their children. 43. What man is he that liveth, and 17 And let the beanty of lhe LORD our shall not see death? shall he deliver his God be upon us; alid establish thou the soul from the hand of the grave ? Selah. work of our hands up nus; rea, the

49 LORD, where are tlw former lozing work of our hands cstablish thou it.

492 The state of the godly. PSALMS. The majesty of Christ's kingdon. PSAL. XCI.

4 For thou, LORD, hast made me glad 1 The state of the godly. 3 Their safety. through thy work: I will triumph in the

9 Their habitation. 11 Their scrvanis. works of thy hands. 14 Their friends ; with the effects of 5 () LORD, how great are thy works! them all.

and thy thoughts are very deep. HE

E that dwelleth in the secret place of 6 A brutish man knoweth not; neither

the Most High shall abide under the doth a fool understand this. shadow of the Almighty.

7 When the wicked spring as the grass, 2 I will say of the Lord, He is my ref- and when all the workers of iniquity do uge and my fortress : my God; in hin fourish; it is that they shall be destroyed will I trust.

for ever: 3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the 8 But thou, Lord, art most high for snare of the fowler, and from the noi- evermore. some pestilence.

9 For lo, thine enemies, () LORD, for 4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, lo, thine enemies shall perish ; all the and under his wings shalt thou trust: his workers of iniquity shall be scattered. truth shall be thy shield and buckler. 10 But my horn shalt thou exalt like

5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the ter- the horn of an unicorn: I shall be ancintror by night; nor for the arrow that fljethed with fresh oil. by day ;

11 Mine eye also shall see my desire 6 Nor for the pestilence that walketh on mine enemies, and mine ears shall in darkness; nor for the destruction thut hear my desire of the wicked that rise up wasteth at noon-day:

against me. 7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and 12 The righteous shall flourish like the ten thousand at thy right hand ; but it | palm-tree: he shall grow like a cedar in shall not come nigh thee.

Lebanon. 8 Only with thine eyes shalt thou be- 13 Those that be planted in the house hold and see the reward of the wicked. of the LORD shall flourish in the courts

9 Because thou hast made the Lord of our God. which is my refuge, even the Most High, 14 They shall still bring forth fruit in thy habitation ;

old age; they shall be fat and flourishing; 10 There shall no evil befal thee, 15 To shew that the Lord is upright: neither shall any plague come nigh thy he is my rock, and there is no unrightdwelling

eousness in him. 11 For he shall give his angels charge

PSAL. XCIII. over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. The majesty, and power, and holiness of 12 They shall bear thee up in their

Christ's kingdom. hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a 'HE Lord reigneth, he is clothed stone.

13 Thou shalt tread upon the lion and with strength, wherewith he hath girdled adder : the young lion and the dragon himself: the world also is established, that shalt thou trample under feet.

it cannot be moved. 14 Because he hath set his love upon 2 Thy throne is established of old : me, therefore will I deliver him: I will thou arif:om everlasting. set hiin on high, because he hath known 3 The foods have lified up, O LORD, my name.

the flooris have lified up their voice; thic 15 He shall call upon me, and I will floods lift up their waves. answer him : I svill be with him in trou- 4 The Lord on high is mightier than ble ; I will deliver him, and honour him. the noise of many waiers, yra, than the

16 With Jong life will I satisfy him, || mighty waves of the sea. and shew him my salvation,

5 Thy testimonies are very sure : hoPSAL. XCII.

liness becometh thine house, O LORD, 1 The prophet exhorteth to praise God, 4 for ever. für his great works, 9 for his judgments

PSAL. XCIV. on the wicked, 10 and for his goodness 1 The prophet, calling for justice, comto the godly.

plaineth of tyranny and impiety. 8 He A Psalın or Song for the Sabbath day. teacheth God's providence. 12 Ile sherIllis a good thing to give thanks unto eth the blesseuness of affliction: 16 Gud

the Lord, and to sing praises unto is the defender of the afflicted. thy name, O Most High. 2 To shew forth thy loving-kindness in | O beord God, to whom vengeance

belongeth; O God, to whom venthe morning, and thy faithfulness every l geance belongeih, siew thyself. night,

2 Lift up thyself, thou judge of the 3 Upon an instrument of ten strings, earth : render a re:vard to the proud. and upon the psaltery ; upon the harp S LORD, how long shall the wicked, with a solemn sound.

how long shall the wicked triunph?

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