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ble; thou shalt compass me about with songs h of deliverance. Selah. 8 I will instruct thee and teach hee in the way which thou shalt go: I will 3 guide thee with mine

eye : 9 Be ye not as the horse, i or as the mule, which have no understanding: whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, lest they come near unto thee. 10 Many k sorrows shall be to the wicked : but he l that trusteth in the LORD, mercy shall compass him about. 11 Beglad in the LORD, and rejoice, ye righteous: and shout for joy ali ye that are upright in heart. PSALM XXXIII. God is to be praised for his goodness. Roo. in the LORD, O yo righteous: for praise is comely for the upright 2 Praise the LORD with harp : sing tuito him with the psaltery b and an instrument of ten strings. 3 Sing c unto him a new song; Polo, with a loud noise. 4 For the word of the LORD is right; and all his works are dome in truth. 5 He loveth righteousness and judgment: the earth is full d of the 1 goodness of the LORD. 6 Bye the word of the LORD were the heavens made ; and all f the host of them by the breath of his mouth. 7. He g gathereth the waters of the sea together as an heap : he layeth up the depth in storehouses.h 8Let all the earth fear i the LORD : let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him. 9 For he spake, k and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast. 10 The LORD 2 bringeth the counsel of the heathen to nought : he l maketh the devices of the people of mone effect. 11 The counsel m of the LORD standeth for ever, the thoughts of his heart to 3 all generations. 12 Blessed n is the nation whose God is the LORD; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance. 13 The LORD looketh from heaven; he 0 beholdeth all the sons of men. l: From the place of his habitation he looketh upon all the inhabitants of the earth. 15 alike ; works. 16. There q is no king saved by the multitude of an host : a might man is not delivered by muc strength.

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David praiseth God.

17 An horse r is a vain thing for safety: neither shall he deliver any by his great strength. 18 Behold, the eyes of the LORD ts upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy; 19. To deliver their soul... from death, and to keep them alive in famine.t 20 Our soul waiteth for the LORD:u he is our help and our shield. 21 For v our heart shall rejoice in him, because w we have trusted in his holy name. 22 Let thy mercy, O LORD, be upon us, according as we hope in thee. PSALM XXXIV. David praiseth God, and erhorteth others thereto by his experience. Jo Psalm of David, when he changed his behaviour before 1 Abimelech; who drove him away, and he departed. WILL bless the LoBD at all a times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth. 2 My soul shall make her boast b in the LORD : the c humble shall hear thereof, and be #. 3 O magnify d the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together. 4 I sought e the LORD, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears. 5 They 2 looked unto him, and were lightened : and their faces were not ashamed. 6 This f poor man cried, and the LORD heard him, and saved g him out of all his troubles. 7 The angel h of the LORD enCampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them. 8 O taste i and see that the LORD is good : blessed k is the man that trusteth in him. # 9 O fear the LORD, ye his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him. 10. The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger : but they that seek #. LORD shall not want any good thing. 11 Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of the LORD. 12 What l man is he that desireth life, and loveth many days, that he may see good 13 Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile. 14 Depart m from evil, and do good ; seek peace, n and pursue it. 15 The eyes of the ionisure upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry. 16 The face o of the LORD is against them that do evil, to cut off the membrance of them from the earth.

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17 The righteous cry, and the LoRD heareth, p and delivereth them out of all their troubles. 18. The Lok D is migh 8 unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth 4 such as be of a contrite spirit. 19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous; but the Lord delivereth him out of them asl. 20 He keepeth all his bones: not one of them is broken. 21. Evil shall slay the wicked : and they that hate the righteous shall be 5 desolate. 22 The LORD redeemeth the soul of his servants: and none q of them that trust in him shall be desolate. t 4. e David prayeth for his own safety, and his enemies' confusion. A Psalm of David. Po a my cause, O LORD, with them that strive with me: fight o them that fight against me. Take hold of shield and buckler, and stand up for mine help. 3 Draw out also the spear, and stop the way against them that persecute me: say unto my soul, I am thy salvation. 4 Let b them be confounded and put to shame that seek after my soul: let them be turned back and brought to confusion that devise my hurt. 5. Let them be as chaff c before the wind : and let the angel of the LORD chase them. 6 Let their way be 1 dark and slippery: and let the angel of the RD persecute them. 7 For without cause have they hid for me their net in a pit, which withoause they have digged for my SOtti. 8 Let destruction come upon him 2 at unawares;d and let his net that he hath hid catch himself: into that very destruction let him fall. 9 And my soul shall be joyful in the LORD : it shall rejoice in his salvation. 10 All my bones shall say, LORD, who is like unto thee, which, deliverest e the poor from him that is too strong for him, yea, the poor and the needy from him that spoileth him 11 8 False witnesses f did rise up; they 4 laid to my charge things that I knew not. 12 They rewarded me evilg for good, to the 5 spoiling of my soul. 13 But as for me, when they were sick, . clothing was sackcloth: I 8 humbled my soul with fasting; and my prayer returned into miné OWIl 50LIl.


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14 IT behaved myself 8 as though he had been my friend or brother: I bowed down heavily, as one that mourneth for his mother. 15 But in mine 9 adversity they rejoiced, and gathered themselves together: yea, the abjects h gathered themselves together against me, and I knew it not ; they did tear "me, and ceased not : 16 With hypocritical mockers in feasts, they gnashed i upon me with their teeth. 17. LORD, how long wilt thou look on 7 rescue my soul from their destructions, my 10 darling from the k lions. 18 I will give thee thanks in the great congregation: I will praise thee among 11 much people. 19 Let not them that are mine enemies 12 wrongfully rejoice over me : neither let them wink with the eye that l hate me without a cause. 20 For they speak not peace : but they devise m deceitful matters against them that are quiet in the land. 21, Yea, they opened their mouth

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ahal our eye hath seen it. 22 This thou hast seen, O LORD : keep not silence : o O LORD, be not far from me. * 23 Stir p up thyself, and awake to my judgment, even unto my cause, my God and my Lord. 24 Judge q me, O LORD my God, .# to thy righteousness; r and let them not rejoice over me. 25 Let them not say in their hearts, 13 Ah, so would we have it : let them not say, we have swallowed him up. 26 Let them be ashamed and brought to confusion together that rejoice at mine hurt : let them be clothed s with shame and dishonour that Imagnify themselves against

Isle. 27 Let them shout for joy, and be glad, that favour, my 14 righteous cause : yea, let them t say continually, Let the LORD be magnified, which hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant. 28 And u my tongue shall speak of thy righteousness and of thy praise all the day long.


The grievous state of the wicked. To the chief musician. A Psalm of David the servant of the Lord. HE transgression of the wicked saith within my heart that there is no fear of God before his

eyes. 2 For he flattereth himself in his

Davta persuadeth to patience PSALM, XXXVII.

qwn eyes, 1 until his iniquity be found to be hateful. 3 The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit: he hath left off to be wise, and to a do good. 4 He deviseth 2 mischief upon hisb bed ; he setteth himself in a way # ts not good ; he abhorreth c not ČWII. 5 Thy mercy, O Lord, is in the heavens; and thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds. 6 Thy righteousness is like the 3 great mountains; thy judgments are a great d deep : O LORD, thou preservest man and beast. 7 How 4 excellent is thy lovingkindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings. 8 They e shall be 5 abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy house ; and thou shalt make them drink of the river fosthy pleasures. 9 For g with thee is the fountain # o: in h thy light shall we see ight. 10 O 6 continue thy loving-kindness unto them that know thee; and thy righteousness to the upright in heart. 11 Let not the foot of pride come against me, and let not the hand of the wicked remove me. 12 There are the workers of iniquity fallen: they are cast down, and shall not be able to rise.


David persuadeth to patience and confidence in God. Jo Psalm of David. RET a not thyself because of evil-doers, neither be thou envious b against the workers of ini

o 2 For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb. 3 Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and 1 verily thou shalt be fed. 4 Delight c thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. 5 * Commit thy way unto the LORD ; trust also in him, and he shall bring it to pass. 6 And d he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noon-day. 7 § Rest in the LORD, and wait e tiently for him: fret not thyself É. of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass. 8 Coase from anger, and forsake wrath : fret not thyself in any wise to do evil.

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9 For evil-doers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the Lord, they shall inherit the earth. 10 For yet a little while, aid the wicked shall not be : yea, thou shalt diligently consider his place, and it shall not be. 11 But f the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace. 12 The wicked 4 plotteth against the just, and gnasheth upon him with his teeth. 13 The LORD shall laugh at him: for he seeth that his day is coming. 14 The wicked have drawn out

the sword, and have bent their bow, to cast down the ooor and needy, and to slay 5 such as be of upright COnverSation. l6 Their sword shall enter into their own heart, and their bows shall be broken. 16. A g little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked. 17 For the arms h of the wicked shall be broken : but the LORD upholdeth the righteous. 18.The LoRD knoweth the days of the upright: and their inheritance i shall be for ever. 19 They shall not be ashamed in the evil time : and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied. But the wicked shall perish, and the enemies of the LORD shall be as the 6 fat of lambs: they shall consume ; into smoke shall they consume away. 21 The wicked borroweth, and payeth not again : but the righteous showeth mercy and giveth. 22 For such as be blessed of him shall inherit the earth; and they that be cursed of him shall be cut O

23 The steps k of a good man are 7 ordered by, the LoRD: and he o in his way. 24 Though l he fall, he shall not. be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholdeth him with his hand. 25 I have been young, and now am old ; yet m have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread. e 26 He is 8 ever merciful, and lendeth : and his seed is blessed. 27 Depart from evil, and do good; and dwell for evermore. o 28 For n the LoRD loveth judgment, and forsaketh not his saints; they are preserved 9 for ever; but p the seed of the wicked shall be cut

off. 29 The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell therein for ever. .

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David moveth God speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judgment. * - 8 31 The law of his God is in his r *::: none of his 9 steps shall SH108. 32 The wicked watcheth, the righteous, and seeketh to slay him. 33 The LoRD s will not leave him in his hand, nor condemn t him when he is judged. 34 Wait u on the LORD, and keep his way, and he shall exalt thee to inherit the land: when the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see it. 35 I v have seen the wicked in reat power, and spreading himself #. a 10 green bay tree. 36 Yet he p away, and, lo, he was not : yea, T'sought him, but he could not be found. 37 Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end w of that man is peace. 38 But a the transgressors shall be destroyed together: the end of the wicked shall be cut off. 39 But the salvation of the righteous is of the LORD : he is their strength in the time of trouble. 40 And the LORD shall help them, and deliver them : he y shall deliver them from the wicked, and save them, because they trust in


A Psalm of David, to bring to a re.

membrance. O LORD, rebuke me not in thy wrath; neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure. 2. For thine arrows b stick fast in me, and thy hand presseth me sore. 3 There is no soundness in my flesh because of thine anger; neither is there any 1 rest in my bones c because of my sin. 4.For mine iniquities are gone over mine d head : as an heavy burden o are too heavy for me. 5 My wounds estink and are corrupt because of my foolishness. 6 I am 2 troubled; I am bowed down greatly; I go mourning all the day long. 7 For my loins are filled with a loathsome disease: and there is no soundness in my flesh. 8 I am feeble and sore broken : I

haye roared f by reason of the dis-,

quietness of my heart. 9 LORD, all my desire is before g thee; and my groaning is not hid from thee. 10 My heart panteth, my strength faileth me: as for the light h of

mine eyes, it also is 8 gone from me.

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aloof w from my 4 sore; and my 6 kinsmen stand k afar off. 12 They also that seek after my life lay snares for me : and they that seek my hurt, speak mischievous things, and imagine deceits all the day long. 13 But l I, as a deaf man, heard mot; and I was as a dumb injul that openeth not his mouth. 14 Thus I was as a man that heareth not, and in whose mouth are no reproofs. 15 For 6 in thee, O Lord, do I hope. thou wilt 7 hear, O Lord my God. 16 For I said, Hear me, lest otherwise they should rejoice over me : when my footslippeth, they magnify themselves against me. 17 For I am ready 8 to halt, and my sorrow is continually before me. 18 For I will declare mine imiquity; I will be sorry m for my sin. ut mine enemies 9 are lively, and they are strong : and they that hate me wrongfully are multiplied. 20 They also that render evil for ood are mine adversaries; because follow the thing that #. is. 21 Forsake me not, O LORD : O my God, be not far from me. 22 Make haste 10 to help me, O LORD my salvation, ... PSALM XXXIX. David's care of his thoughts, and

prayer. To the chief Musician, even to a Jeduthun. Psalm of David. Io I will take heed tomy ways that Isin not with my tongue: § I will keep 1 my mouth with a bridle, while c the wicked is before me. 2 i was dumb with silence, I held my peace, even from good ; and my Sorrow was 2 stirred. 3. My heart was hot within me, while I was musing the fire burned: then spake I with my tongue, 4 LORD, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days, what it is ; that I may know 3 how frail I am. 5 Behold, thou hast made my days as a handbreadth; and d mine age is as nothing before thee: verily every man 4 at his best state is altogether vanity. Selah. 6 Surely every man walketh in 6 a - they are disquieted in vain: he e heapeth Š riches, and knoweth not who sh gather them. 7 And now, LoRD, what wait Ifor? my hope is in thee. 8 Delivermefrom all my transgressions: make me not the reproach of the foolish. 9 I was dumb, I opened not my mouth; because thou didst it.

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10 Remove thy stroke away from me: I am consumed by the 6 blow of thine hand.

ll. When thou with rebukes dost correct man for iniquity, thou makest 7 his beauty to consume away like a moth : surely every man is vanity. Selah.

12 Hear my prayer, O LORD, and give ear unto my cry; hold not thy peace at my tears: for I am a stranger with thee, and a sojourner, as all my sathers were.

13 O spare me, that I may recover strength, before I go hence, and be HO IIIC)I'ê.

PSAI.M. XL. 1 The benefit of confidence in God. 6 Obedience is the best sacrifice.

To the chief Mo. A Psalm of

aVICl. I 1 WAITED patiently for the LORD ; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry. 2 He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of 2 the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings, 3 And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God : Imany shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD. 4 Blessed is that manthat maketh the LORD his trust, and respecteth a not the proud, nor such as turn aside b to lies. 5 Many, O LORD my God, are thy wonderful works c which thou hast done, and thy thoughts d which are to us-ward: 3 they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee : if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered. 6Sacrifice e and offering thou didst not desire: mine ears hast thou 4 opened : burnt-offering and sinoffering hast thou not required. 7 Then said I, Lo, I come : in f the volume of the book it is written of me, 8 Ig delight to do thy will, O my #: yea, thy law is 5 within my art

eart. .9 I have preached h righteousness in the great congregation: lo, I have not refrained my lips, O LORD, thou knowest. 10 I have not hid i thy righteousness within my heart; I have declared thy faithfulness and thy salvation: I have not concealed th lowing-kindness and thy trut from the # congregation. 11 Withhold not thou thy tender mercies from me, O LORD? let thy loving-kindness and thy truth k Continually preserve me. 12 For innumerable l evils have

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best sacrifice. compassed me about: mine iniquities m have taken hold upon me, so that I am not able to look up ; tı they are more than the hairs of mime head : therefore my heart 6 faileth me. 13 Be pleased, O LORD, to deliver me: O LoRD, make haste to help me. 14 Let them be ashamed and confounded together that seek after my soul to destroy it: let them be driven backward and put to shame that wish me evil. 15 Let them be desolate for a reward of their shame that say unto me, Aha, ahal 16 Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee : let such as love thy Salvation say continually, The LORD be magnified. 17 But I am poor and needy; yet the LORD thinketh o upon me : thou art my help and my deliverer; make no tarrying, O my God.

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LESSED a is he that consider

eth the 1 poor: the LORD will deliver him in 2 time of ti ouble. 2 The LoRD will preserve him and keep him alive : and he shaji be blessed upon the earth ; and 3 thou wilt not b deliver him unto the will of his enemies. 3 The LORD will strengthen him upon the bed of languishing: thou wilt 4 make all his bed in his sick

IlêSS. 4 I said, c LORD, be merciful unto me : heal d my soul ; for I have sinned against thee. 5 Mine enemies speak evil of me, Yo shall he die, and his name perish 6 And if he come to see me, he e speaketh vanity: his heart gathereth iniquity to itself; when he goeth abroad he telleth it. 7 All that hate me whisper together inst me : against me do toy devise 5 my hurt. 8 6. An evil disease, say they, cleaveth fast unto him ; and now that he lieth he shall rise up no more. 9 Yea, 7 mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which f did eat of my bread, fath's lifteå up his heel against me. 10 But thou?O Lord, be merciful unto me, and raise me up, that I may requite them. 11. By this I know that thou savourest me, because mine enemy doth not triumph over

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