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A thanksgiving 9 The fear of the LoRD is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD are 5 true and righteous altogether.

10 More to be desired are they than b

gold, yea, than much fine gold : sweeter also than honey and 6 the honey-comb. 11 Moreover by them is thy servant warned : and in keeping of them there is great reward. 12 Who can understand his errors 7 cleanse thou me from secret faults. 13 Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them t have dominion b over me : then sfall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from 7 the great transgression. 14. Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in o sight, O LORD, my 8 strength, and my redeemer. SALM, XX. . . The church blesseth the king in his eacploits. To the chief Musician. A Psalm of David. HE LORD hear thee in the day of trouble : the name of the God of Jacobi defend thee. 2 Send 2 thee help from the sanco and 3 strengthen thee out of

Ol. 3 Remember all thy offerings, and 4 accept thy burnt-sacrifice. Selah. Grant thee according to thine own heart, and fulfil all thy counsel. 5 we will rejoice in thy salvation, and in the name of our God we will set up our banners: the LORD fultil all thy petitions. 6 Now know I that the LORD saveth his anointed; he will hear him from 5 his holy heaven 6 with the saving strengthof his right hand. 7 Some trust in chariots, and some in horses : but we will remember the name of the LORD our God. 8 o are brought down and Ul

fallen: but we are risen, and stand *g; Save, LORD : let the king hear

us when we call. - PSALM XXI. A thanksgiving for victory.

To the chief Musician. A Psalm of
HE king shall joy in thy

strength, O LORD; and in thy salvation how greatly shall he rejoice l 2 Thou hast given him his heart's desire, and hast not withholden the request of his lips. Selah. 3 For thou preventest him with the blessings of goodness: thou o a crown of pure gold on his o

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| from the words of my broaring 2 | 2 O my God, I cry in the day-time, but thou hearest not ; and in the night-season, and 3 am not silent. .3. But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises c of Israel. 4 Our fathers trusted in thee: they trusted,and thou didst deliver them. 5 They cried unto thee, and were delivered : they trusted in thee, and were not confounded. 6 But I am a worm, d and no man; a reproach of men, and despised e of the people. 7 Allf o that see me laugh me to Scorn; they 4 shoot out the lip, o 9 the head, saying, 8 He 5 trusted on the Lord that he would deliver him : let him de#. h him, 6 seeing he delighted in

Isl. 9 But thou art he that took me out of the womb : thou 7 didst make me hope when I was upon my mother's breasts.

David praiseth God.

10 I was cast upon thee from the —— womb; thou i art my God from my Is.46.3 mother's belly. 43.7. .11 Be not far from me; for trouble & a to is near; for there is 8 none to help. *not a helper.

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13. They 9 gaped upon me with gainst me.

their mouths, as a ravening and a ',
roaring lion. "or,sundred.
14 I am poured out like water, and k Re.22.15.
all my bones are 10 out of joint :
my heart is like wax; it is melted 1 Jno. 19:23.
in the midst of my bowels. 20.25-27.
15 My strength is dried up like a 'm Is.52.14.
potsherd; and my tongue cleaveth
to my jaws; and thou hast brought “only one.
me into the dust of death. | 12 hand
16 For dogs k have compassed me: ...
the assembly of the wicked have n 2Ti.4.17.
enclosed me: they l pierced myo Is.34.7
hands and my feet. | "...;
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loo stare upon me. | He.2. 1 1,12.
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my 11 darling from the 12 power of Ec.5.4,5. the dog. u Mat. 5.5 21 Save me from the lion's n ! • O. O.

mouth : for thou hast heard me ^*

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22 lp will declare thy name unto v Ro.3.21-26.
my brethren: in the midst of the
congregation will I praise thee. PSALM 23.
23 Ye q that fear the LORD, praise
him; all ye the seed of Jacob, glo- * joi'i
rify him; and fear him, all ye the * 19. }4.
seed of Israel. -

24 For he hath not despised nor b Ps.84.11. abhorred the affliction of the af- flicted; neither hath he hid his * pastures of face from him: but when he r| *der cried unto him, he heard. 8 rass. 25 My praise shall be of thee in the 2 waters of great too." : s It will pay quietness. my vows before them that fear him. c Is.43.2. 26 The meek u shall eat and be a satisfied: they shall praise the makest fat. LORD that seek him : your heart | 4 to length shall live for ever. of days. 27 All the ends of the world shall remember and turn unto the LORD : | PSALM 24. and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee. a Ps. XV. 28, I'or the kingdom is the LORD's: 1. The clean

and he is the governor among the of hands.

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PSALMS, XXIII, XXIV. Confidence in God's grace.

30 A seed shall serve him; it shall be accounted to the LORD for a generation. 31 They shall come, and shall declare his righteousness v unto a eople that shall be born, that he nath done this. PSALM XXIII. David's confidence in God's grace. Psalm of David. THE LORD is my shepherd; a Ib shall not want. 2 He maketh me to lie down in 1 green pastures; he leadeth me beside the 2 still waters. 3 He restoreth my Soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. 4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou c art with me ; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. 5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou 8 anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. 6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life : and I will dwell in the house of the LORD 4 for ever.

PSALM XXIV. The citizens of God's spiritual kingdom.

A Psalm of David. HE earth is the LORD's and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein. 2 For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods. 3 Who a shall ascend into the hill of the LORD? or who shall stand in his holy place { 41 He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart ; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn o 5 He b shall receive the blessing from the LORD, and righteousness from the God of his salvation. 6 This is the generation of them that seek him, that seek thy face, 2 O Jacob. Selah. -7 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasti doors; and the King of glory shall COIIle 111. * - - 8 Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LoRD mighty in battle. 9 up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall COIsle IIA.

10 Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, he is the King of glory. Selah -

Confidence in prayer. PSALMS, XXV, XXVI, XXVII. David sustaineth his faith.

David's confidence in prayer.
Jo Psalm of David. -
NTO thee, O LoftD, do I lift up
my soul.

2 O my God, I trust in thee: let me not be ashamed, a let not mine enemies triumph over me.

3 Yea, let none that wait on thee be ashamed : let them be ashamed which transgress without cause.

4 Show b me thy ways, O LORD; teach me thy paths.

5 Lead me in thy truth, and teach me; for thousart the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day.

6 Remember, O Lord, thy 1 tender mercies and thy loving-kindnesses; for they have been ever of old.

7 Remember not the sins of my c youth, nor my transgressions: according d to thy mercy remember thou me for thy goodness' sake, O LORD.

8 Good and upright is the LoBD: therefore will he teach sinners in the way. 9 The meek will he guide in judgment, and the meek will he teach his way. 10 All the paths of the LORD are mercy and truth unto suche as keep his covenant and his testimonies. 11 Forf thy name's sake, O Lord, poon mine iniquity; for it is g €āt, 12 What man is he that feareth the LORD? him h shall he teach in the way that he shall choose. 13. His soul shall 2 dwell at ease; and his seed shall inheritithe earth. 14 The secret k of the LORD is with them that fear him; and 3 he will show them his covenant. 15 Mine eyes are ever toward the LORD; for he shall 4 pluck my feet out of the l net. 16 Turn m thee unto me, and have mercy upon me ; for I am desolate and afflicted. 17. The troubles of my heart are n enlarged : O bring thou me out of my distresses. 18 Look upon mine affliction and my pain; and forgive all my sins. 19 Consider mine enemies; for they are many; and they hate me with 5 cruel hatred. 20 O keep my soul, and deliver me : let me not be ashamed ; for put my trust in thee. 21 Let integrity and uprightness preserve me; for I wait on thee. 22 Redeem 6 Israel, O God, out of all his troubles. PSALM XXVI. David resorteth unto God in con..fidence of his integrity. •& Psalm of David.

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Jo; me, O LORD; for I have walked in mine integrity: Ihave trusted also in the LoRD; therefore I shall not slide. 2 Examine a me, O LORD, and rove me; try b my reins and my eart. 3. For thy loving-kindness is before mine eyes: and I have walked in thy truth. 4 Ic have not sat with vain perSons, neither will I go in with dissemblers. 5 I have hated the congregation of evil-doers; and will not sit with the wicked. 6 I will wash d my hands in innocency; SO will I compass thine altar, O LORD : 7 That, l, may publish with the voice of thanksgiving, and tell of all thy wondrous works. 8 LORD, I have loved e the habitation of thy house, and the place 1 where thine honour dwelleth. 92 Gather not my soul with sinners, normy life with 3 bloody men: 10. In whose hands is mischief, and their right hand is 4 full of bribes. 11 But as for me, I will walk in mine integrity: redeem me, and e merciful unto me. 12 My footf standeth in an even place: in the congregations will I bless the LORD. PSALM XXVII. David sustaineth his faith by the power of God. ..? Psalm of David. To LORD a is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid 3 2 When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, 1 came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stunbled and fell. 3 Though an host should encamp againstine, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will l be confident. 4. One thing have 1 desired of the LORD, that will I seek after ; that I may dwellb in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold c the 2 beauty of the ‘Lord, and to inquire in his temple. 5 Ford in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me: he shall set me up upon a rock. 6 And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me: therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of 8 joy; I will sing; yea, I will sing praises unto the LORD. 7 Hear, O Lord, when I cry with

David blesseth God.

my voice: have mercy also upon me, and answer me. 84 When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, o LORD, will I seek. 9 Hide not thy face far from me ; put not thy servant away in anger: thou hast been my help; leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation. 10 When my father and my mother forsake me, then the LÖRD will 5 take me up. 11 Teach me thy way, O LoBD, and lead me in a 6 plain path, because of 7 mine enemies. 12 Deliver me not over unto the will of mine enemies: for false witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe out cruelty. 13. I had fainted, unless I had believed to e see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. 14 Wait on the LORD : be of good courage, and he shall strengthen

thine heart: wait, I say, on the 13


6 David blesseth God: 9 He prayeth |*

for the people. J. Psalm of David. NTO thee will I cry, O LoRD, my rock; be not silent 1 to me: lest, if thou be silent to me, I become like them that go down into the pit. 2 Hear the voice of my supplications, when I cry unto thee, when a I lift up my hands toward 2 thy o, oracle. 3 Draw b me not away with the wicked, and with the workers of iniquity, which speak, peace to their neighbours, but mischief is in their hearts. 4 Give them according to their deeds, and according to the wickedness of their endeavours: give them after the work of their hands; render to them their desert. 5 Because c they regard not the works of the LORD, nor the operation of his hands, he shall destroy them, and not build them up. G Blessed be the LORD, because he hath heard the voice of my suppliCài.1011S. 7 The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped : therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him. 8. The LORD is 8 their strength and he is the 4 saving strength o his anointed. 9. Save thy people, and bless d thine inheritance: 5 feed them also, and lift them up for ever.

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4 or, M. heart łaia wnto thee. t my jace seek thy face. 5 gather me, 6 way of plainness. Ps. 26. 12, 7 those which observe me, s.5.8.

e Ep.2.8 PSALM 28. 1 rom. a Ps. 138.2. 2 or, the oracle of thy samctuary. b Ps. 125.5. c Job 34.26. 3 or, his. 4 strength of salvations. i.8. 5 or, rule.

He praiseth God.

PSALM XXIX. David exhorteth princes to give glory to God. A Psalm of David. IVE a unto the LoRD, O ye 1 mighty, give unto the Lorio so and strength. 2 Give unto the LoRD the 2 glory due unto his name; worship the LORD in 3 the beauty c of holiness. 3 The voice of the LORD is upon the waters: the God of glory thundereth : the LORD is upon 4 many waters. 4 The voice of the LORD is 5 powerful; the voice of the LORD is 6 full of majesty. 5 The voice of o LORD breaketh the cedars; yea, the LORD breaketh the cedars of Lebanon. 6 He maketh them also to skip like a calf; Lebanon and Sirion like a young unicorn. 7 The voice of the LORD 7 divideth the flames of fire. 8 The voice of the LORD shaketh the wilderness; the LORD shaketh

^. ... the wilderness of Kadesh.

1 sons of the
b Re. S. l I-14.
2 honour of
his name.
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whit of it
g Is.40.29-31.
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his anger.
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9 The voice of the LORD maketh the hinds to 8 calve, and discovereth the forests: and d in his temple 9 doth every one speak of his glory.

10 The LORD sitteth upon the flood; e yea, the LORD sitteth Kingf for ever.

1: The LoRD will give strengthg unto his people; the LORD will bless his people with peace.h

David praiseth God for his deliver(17106. A Psalm and Song at the dedication of the house of David. WILL extol thee, O Lord; for thou hast lifted me up, and hast Ilot made my foes to rejoice over me. 2 O LORD my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me. 3 O LORD, thou a hast brought up my soul from the grave : thou hast kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit. 4 Sing unto the LORD, O ye saints of his, and give thanks 1 at the remembrance of his holiness. 5 For 2 his anger endureth but a moment ; in his favour is life : weeping may endure 3 for a night, but cometh in the morning. 6 And in my prosperily I said, I shall never be moved. 7 LORD, by thy favour thoub hast 5 made my mountain to stand strong: thou didst hide thy face, and I was troubled. 8 I cried c to thee, O LORD; and unto the LORD Imade supplication. 9 What profit is there in my blood,

David craveth God’s help."

when I go down to the pit? Shall the dust praise thee shall it declare thy truth? f 10 Hear, O Lord, and have mercy upon me: LORD, be thou my helper. 11 Thou hast turned d for me my mourning into dancing: thou hast put off o sackcloth, and girded me with gladness; 12 To the end that my 6 glory may sing praise to thee, aft not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever. - PSALM XXXI. David, showing his confidence in God, Craveth his help. To the chief Musician. A Psalm of David. N a thee, O Lord, do I put my trust; let me never be tashamed: deliver me in thy righteousness.b 2 Bow down thine ear to me; deliver me speedily: be thou 1 my strong rock, for an house of defence to save me. 3 For thou art my rock and m fortress; therefore for thy name's sake lead me, and guide me. 4 Pull me out of the net that they have laid privily for me: for thou art my strength. 5 Intoc thine hand I commit m spirit: thou hast redeemed me, LORD God of truth. 6 I have hated them that regardd lying vanities: but I trust in the

QRID. 7 I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy: for thou hast considered my trouble; thou hast knowne my soul in adversities; 8 And hast not shut me up into the hand of the enemy: thouf hast set my feet in a large room. 9 Have mercy upon me, O LOIRD, for I am in trouble : mine eye is consumed with grief, yea, my soul and my belly, 10 Forg my life is spent with grief, and #. A. with sighing: my strength faileth because of mine iniquity, and my bones are consumed. 11 I was a reproach among all mine enemies; but especially among my neighbours, hand a fear to mine acquaintance : they that did see me without fled from me. 12 I am forgotten as a dead man out of mind: I am like a 2 broken vessel. 13 For I have heard the slander of many; fear was on every side : while they took counsel together against me, they devised to take $WA # life. 14 But I trusted in thee, O LorD: I said, Thou art my God. 15 My times are in thy hand: deliver Ine from the hand of mine


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Cute me. 16 Make i thy face to shine upon thy servant : save me for thy mercies' sake. 17 Let me not be ashamed, O LORD ; for I have called upon thee: Jet the wicked be ashamed, and let them be 3 silent in the grave. 18 Let the lying lips be put to silence; which speak 4 grievous things proudly and contemptuously against the righteous. 19 Oh how great k is thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee; which thou hast wrought for them that trust in thee before the sons of men 20 Thou shalt hide them in the secret of thy presence from the pride of man: thou l shalt keep them secretly in a pavilion from the strife of tongues. 21 Blessed be the LORD : for he hath showed me his marvellous kindness in a 5 strong city. 22 For I said in my haste, I am cut offm from before thine eves: nevertheless thou heardest the voice of #. supplications when I cried unto thee. 23 O love the LORD, all ye his saints: for the LORD preserveth the faithful, and plentifully rewardeth the proud doer. 24 Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen {. heart, all ye that hope in the LORD. PSALM XXXII. Confession of sins giveth ease to the conscience. Jo Psalm of David. * Maschil. B fossfiya is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. 2 Blessed is the man unto whom the LORD imputeth b not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile. 3 When I kept silence, my bones waxed old, through my roaring all the day long. 4 For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me : my moisture is turned into the drought of summer. Selah. 5 I acknowledged my sin unto thee, and mine imiquity have I not hid. I said, Ic will confess my transgressions unto the LORD ; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah. 6 Ford this shall every one that is godly pray unto thee in a time 2 when thou mayest be found : e surely in the floods of great waters f they shall not come nigh unto


him. 7 Thou g art my hiding-place; thou shalt preserve me from trou

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