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David's zeal.

me in mine integrity, and settest me before thy face for ever. 13 Blessed be the LORD God of Israel from everlasting, and to everlasting. Amen, and Amen.

PSALM XLII. David's zeal to o God in the tem

solé. To the chief Musician, 1 Maschul, for the sons of Korah. A* the hart 2 panteth after the water-brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God. 2 My soul a thirsteth for God, for the living God: when b shall I come and appear before God? 3 My tears have been my meat day and night, while...they con§ly say unto me, Where is thy

4. When I remember these things, I pour out my soul in me : for 1 had gone with the multitude, I went with them to the house of God, with the voice of c joy and praise, with a multitude that kept holyday. 5 Why art thou 8 cast down, O my soul ? and why art thou disquieted in me? Hope thou in God: for I shall yet 4 praise him 5 for the help of his countenance. 6 O my God, my soul, d is cast down within me: therefore will I remember thee from the land of Jordan, and of the Hermonites, from 6 the hill Mizar. 7 Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy water-spouts: all thy waves e and thy billows are gone OVer me. - * 8 Yet the LoRD will command his lowing-kindness in the day-time, and in the night his song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the God of my life. 9 I will say unto God my roq", Why hast thou forgotten me? w go I mourning because of the oppression of the .# 10 As with a 7 sword in my bones, mine enemies reproach me;, while they say daily unto me, Where is thy God 1

H Why art thou cast down, Q my soul? and why art thou disquiete within me? Hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my

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PSALMS, XLII, XLIII, XLIV. The church complaineth.

off? why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy 3 O send out thy light and thy truth: let them lead me; let them bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles. 4 Then will I go unto the altar of God, unto God 3 my exceeding joy: yea, upon the hop will I praise thee, O God o God. 5 Why a art thou cast down, O my soul ? and why art thou disquieted within me ! Hope in for shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my

PSALM XI, IV. The church complaineth of her pre

Seo 6072/3. To the chief Musician for the sons of Korah. Maschil. E have heard with our ears, O God, our fathers have told us, what work thou didst in their days, in the times of old. 2” How thou didst drive out the heathen with thy hand, and plantedst them; how thou didst afflict the Pop. and cast them out. 3 For a they got not the land in possession, by their own sword, neither did their own arm save them: but thy right, hand, and thine arm, and the light of thy countenance, because b thouhadst a favour unto them. 4 Thou art my ; O God: command deliverances for Jacob. 5 Through thee will we push down our enemies: through thy name will we tread them under that rise up against us. 6 For c I will not trust in my bow, neither shall my sword save me. 7 But thou hast saved us from our enemies, and hast put them to d shame that hated us. 8 ln God we boast all the day long, and praise thy name for ever. Selah. 9 But thou hast cast off, e and put us to shame; and goest not forth with our armies. 10 Thou makest us to turn backf from the enemy : and they which hate us spoil for themselves. 11 Thou hast given us 1 like sheep appointed for meat; and hast scattered us among the heathen. 12 Thou sellest g thy people 2 for nought, and dost not increase thy th by their price. 13 Thou makest us a reproach h to Our *:::::::::::: a scorn and a derision to them that are round about


UIS. 14 Thou makest us a by-word

among the heathem, a shaking of

the head among the people. 15 My confusion is continually be

hath covered me, 16 For the voice of him that reproacheth and blasphemeth; by reason of the enemy i and avenger. 17 Allk this is come upon us; yet have we not forgotten thee, neither have we dealt falsely in thy covellant. 18 Our heart is not turned back, l neither have our 3 steps declined from thy way; 19. Though thou hast sore broken us in the place of dragons, m and Covered us with the shadow n of death. 20 If we have forgotten the name of our God, or o stretched out our hands to a strange god ; 21 Shall not God search this out 7 for he knoweth the secrets of the heart. 22 Yea, p for thy sake are we killed all the day long; we are counted as sheep for the slaughter. 23 Awake, why sleepest thou, O LORD? arise,castø us not off for ever. 24 Wherefore hidest thou thy face, and forgettest our affliction and our oppression ? 25 For our soul is bowed down to the dust: our belly cleaveth unto the earth. 26 Arise 4 sor our help, and redeem us for thv mercies' sake. PSALM XLV. The majesty and grace of Christ's kingdom. To the chief Musician upon Shoshannim,

a for the sons of Korah, 1 Maschil. A p

song of loves.

Y heart 2 is inditing a good q

matter: I speak of the things which I have made touching the king : my tongue is the pen of a ready writer. 2 Thou art fairer b than the children of men: grace c is poured into

thy lips: therefore God hath bless- o

ed thee for ever. 3 Gird thy sword d upon thy thigh, O most mighty, with thy glory and thy majesty. 4 And in thy majesty 8 ride e prosperously because of truth and meekness and righteousness; and thy right hand shall teach thee terrible f things. 5 Thine arrows g are sharp in the heart of the king's enemies; whereby the people fall under thee. 6 Thy throne, h O God, is for ever and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre. 7 Thou lovest righteousness, and hatestwickedness: therefore 4 God, thy God, hath anointed i thee with §: oil of gladnessk above thy felOW3.

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of Christ's kingdom. 8 Alll thy garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia, out y the ivory palaces, whereby they have made thee glad. 9 Kings' daughters m were among thy honourable women ; upon thy right n hand did stand the queen in gold of Ophir. 10 Hearken, O daughter, and consider, and incline thine ear; forgeto also thine own people, and thy father's house ; 11 Sop shall the king greatly desire thy beauty: for q he is thy Lord; and worship r thou him. 12 And the daughter of Tyre s shall be there with a gift ; even the rich t among the people shall entreat thy 5 favour. 13 The king's daughter is all glorious within : her clothing w is of wrought gold. 11 She shall be brought v unto the king in raiment of needle-work: the virgins her companions that follow her shall be brought unto thee. e 15 With gladness w and rejoicin shall they be brought: they sh enter into the king's palace. 16 Instead z of thy fathers shall be thy children, whom thou mayest make princes y in all the earth. 17 I will make thy name z to be remembered in all generations: therefore shall the people praise thee for ever and ever. ALM XLVI. The confidence which the church hath in God.

To the chief Musician 1 for the sons of Korah. A Song a upon Alamoth. b Go is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. 2 Therefore will not we fear though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the 2 midst of the sea; ugh the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof Selah. 4 There is a river, c, the streams whereof shall make glad the city d of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the Most High. 5 God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, 3 and that right early. 6 The heathem raged, the kingdoms were moved : he uttered his voice, the earth melted. . 7 The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is 4 our refuge.

elah. 8 Come, behold the works of the LORD, what desolations he hath made in the earth.

9 He maketh wo to cease unto

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the end of the earth; he breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder; he burnethe the chariot in the fire. 10.Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted fin the earth. 11 The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Se


The nations are eachorted to entertain the kingdom of Christ.

To the chief Musician. A Psalm 1 for

the sons of Korah. O CLAP your hands, all ye peo

A ple; shout unto God with the

voice of triumph. 2 For the LoftD most high is terrible; he is a great King over all the earth. 3 He shall subdue the people under us, and the nations under our

eet. 4 He shall choose our inheritance for us, the excellency of Jacob whom he loved. Selah. 5 God is gone up a with a shout, the LORD with the sound of a trumpet. 6 Sing praises to God, sing praises: sing praises unto our King, sing praises. 7 Forb God is the king of all the earth: sing ye praises 2 with understanding.c 8 God reigneth over the heathen : God Sitteth upon the throne of his holiness. 9.3 The princes of the people are gathered together, even the people of the God of Abraham : for the shields d of the earth belong unto God: he is greatly exalted. XLVIII. The ornaments and privileges of the hurch

C * .A Song and F. 1 for the sons of

ta * REAT is the LoRD, and greatly to be praised in a the city of Our God, in the mountain of his holiness. 2 Beautiful b for situation, the % of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, c the city d of the great King. 3 God is known in her palaces for a refuge. 4 For, lo, the kings e were assembled, they passed by together. 5.They saw it, and so they maryelled; they were troubled, and hasted away. 6 Fearf took hold upon them there, and pain, as of a woman in

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3 or, The vo- 13 2 Mark ye well her bulwarks, luntary of 8 consider her palaces; that ye may

the people tell it to the generation following. are gather- 14 For this God is our God for ever ed unto and ever: he will be our guide k the people even unto death. Qf &o. PSAI.M. XLIX. * | Worldly prosperity is not to be add Pr. 30.5. mired. To the chief Musician. A Psalm 1 for PSALM 48 the sons of Korah. 1 or, of. EAR this, all ye people; give a Ps.65. 1. ear, all ye inhabitants of the b Ps. 50.2 world : - La 2.15 2 Both low and high, rich and . . ." | poor together. c Is. 14.13. 3 My mouth shall speak of wis

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dom; and the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding. 4 I will incline mine ear to a parable ; I will open my dark saying upon the harp. 5 Wherefore a should I fear in the days of evil, when the iniquity of

h Is.2.2. my heels shall compass b me about? i Jos. 7.9. 6 They that trust in their wealth, ps. 13.3. and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches; 2 Set your 7 None of them can by any means *** |redeem his brother, nor c give to 3 or, raise wo. God a ransom for hin : k Ps. 73.24. 8 (For the redemption of their Is.58.11. soul is precious, and it ceaseth for eVer: PSALM 49. 9 That he should still live for ever 1 or, of. and not see corruption.d . a Ro.3.33.34. 10 Fore he seeth that wise men ...” die, likewise the fool and the brutb Hos. 7.2. |ish person perish, and leave their c Job 36.18. wealth to others.

11. Their inward thought is, that their houses shall continue for ever and their dwelling places to 2 ais

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2 generation generations; they call their lands f and gene- jafter their own names. ration. 12 Nevertheless mang being in hofosa.18.18. hour abideth not: he is like the Ps, 39.5 beasts that perish. . s roo. 13 This their way is their folly: a delight in yet their go 3 approve their their sayings. Selah. e 14 Like sheep they are laid in the

—- grave; death shall feed on them; Order to gather Saints. and the upright shall, have dominion h over them in the morning; and their 4 beauty shall consume 5 in the grave from their dwelling. 15 But God will redeem my soul from the 6 power of 7 the grave : for he shall receive me. Selah. 16 Be not thou afraid when one is made rich, when the glory of his house is increased ; 17 For when he dieth, he shall carry nothing i away : his glory shall not descend after him. 18 Though 8 while he lived he blessed his soul: and men will praise thee, when thou doest well to thyself. 19 9 He shall go to the generation # #. fathers; they shall never see ght. 20 Man that is in honour, and understandeth not, is like the beasts k that perish.

ALM L. The majesty of God in the church. A Psalm 1 of Asaph. HE a mighty God, even the LORD, hath spoken, and called the earth from the rising of the sun unto the going down thereof. 2 Out b of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God hath shined. 3 Our God shall come, c and shall not keep silence : a fire d shall devour before hin, and it shall be very tempestuous round about him. 4 He shall call to the heavens from above, and to the earth, that he may judge his people. 5 Gathere my saints together unto me; those that have made a covenant f with me by sacrifice. 6 And the heavens shall declare his righteousness: for God g is judge himself. Selah. 7 Hear, h O my people, and I will speak; O Israel, and I will testify inst thee : I am God, even thy

{}{1. 8 I will not reprove thee for thy sacrifices or thy burnt-offerings, to have been continually before me. 9 I i will take no bullock out of

thy house, nor he-goals out of thy C

folds. 10 For every beast of the forest is

mine, and the cattle upon a thou- d

sand hills. 11 I know all the fowls of the mountains: and the wild beasts of the field are 2 mine. 12 If I were hungry, I would not tell thee : for the world is mine, and the fulness thereof.

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drink the blood of goats? . . . 14 Offer unto God thanksgiving; #. pay thy vows unto the most

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David confesseth his stns. 15 And callk upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me. 16 But unto the wicked God saith, What l hast thou to do to declare my statutes, or that thou shouldest take my covenant in thy mouth : 17 Seeing thou hatest m instruc#; and castest my words behind thee. 18 When thou sawest a thief, then thou consentedst with him, and 3 hast been partaker with adulterers. 19. Thou 4 givest thy mouth to evil, and thy tongue frameth deceit. 20. Thou sittest and speakest against thy brother; thou slanderest, thine own mother's son. 21. These things hast thou done, and n I kept silence ; thou thoughtest that I was altogether such an ome as thyself: but I will reprove thee, and set them in order before thine eyes. 22 Now consider this, ye that oforget God, lest I tear you in pieces, and there be none to deliver. 23, Whoso offereth praise p glorifieth me: and to him that 5 ordereth his q conversation aright will I show the salvation of God.

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God delighteth not in sacrifice, but in sincerity. To the chief Musician. A Psalm of David, when a Nathan the prophet came unto him, after he had gone in to Bath-sheba, b Ho: mercy upon me, O God, according to thy loving-kindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blotc out my transgressions. 2 Wash d me thoroughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my Sin. 3 For I acknowledge e my transressions: and my sin is ever beOre Isle. 4 Against f thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: g that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest. 5 Behold, h I was shapen in iniquity: and in sin did my mother 1 conceive me. 6 Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom. 7 Purge i me with hyssop, and I shall be clean : wash me, and I shall be k whiter than snow. e me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.l

David prophesieth. 9 Hidem thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities. 10 Create n in me a clean heart, ; and renew a 2 right spirit within me. 11 Cast me not away from thy resence; and take not o thy holy pirit from me. 12 Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free p. Spirit. 13 Then q will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee. 14 Deliver me from 3 blood-guiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation: and my tongue r shall sing aloud of thy righteousness. 15, Q LORD, open thou my lips; and my mouth shall show forth thy

praise. 16 Forsthou desirest not sacrifice; 4 else would I give it: thou delightest not in burnt-offering. 17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken t and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise. 18 Do good in thy good pleasure unto Zion: build thou the walls of Jerusalem. 19'1'hen shalt thou be pleased with the sacrifices u of righteousness, with burnt-offering and whole burnt-offering : then shall they of fer bullocks upon thine altar.


David, upon his confidence in God's mercy, giveth thanks. To the chief Musician, Maschil. A Psalm of David : when Doeg a the Edomite came and told b Saul, and said unto him, David is come to the house of Ahimelech. Wii. boastest thou thyself in mischief, O mighty man? the c goodness of God endureth continually. 2 Thy tongue deviseth mischiefs; # a sharp razor, working deceitUlity,

3 *āou lovest evil more than good; and lying d rather than to speak righteousness. Selah.

4Thou lovest all-devouring words, 1 () thou deceitful tongue,

5 God e shall, likewise 2 destroy thee for ever, he shall take thee §§ and pluck thee out of thy dwelling-place, and f root thee out of the land of the .# Selah.

6 The righteous also shall see, and fear, and shall laugh at him :

7 Lo, this is the man that made not God his strength; but trusted g in the abundance of his riches, and strengthened himself in his 8 wickedness.

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PSALMS, LII, LIII, LIV. Corruption of a natural man.


8 But I am like h a green olive tree in the house of God: I trust in the mercy of God for ever and ever.

9 I will praise thee for ever, because thou hast done it : and I will waiti on thy name; for k it is good before thy saints.


David describeth the corruption of a matural man. To the chief Musician upon Mahalath, Maschil. A Psalm of David. HE a fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt b are they, and have done c abominable oy: there is none that doeth

{}OU!. 2 Godd looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, that did seek God. 3 Every one of them is gone back: they are altogether become filthy; there is none that doeth good, no, not One. 4 Have the workers of iniquity no knowledge ; who eat up my people as they eat bread: they have not called upon God. 5 There 1 were they in great fear, e where no fear was: for God hath Scattered the bones of him that encampeth against thee: thou hast put them to shame, becausef God hath despised them. 6 * Oh that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion! Wheng God bringeth back the captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice, and Israel shall be glad. PSALM LIV. David, upon his confidence in God's help, promiseth Sacrifice. To the chief Musician on Neginoth, Maschil. A Psalm of David, when the a Ziphims came and said to Saul, Doth not David hide himself with us? So; me, O God, by thy name, and judge me by thy strength. 2 Hear my prayer, O God; give ear to the words of my mouth. 3 For strangers are risen up against me, and oppressors seek after my Soul: b they have not set God before them. Selah. * 4 Behold, God is mine helper: the c o is with them that uphold my SOUll. 5 He shall reward evil unto 1 mine enemies: cut them off in thy truth. 6 I will freely sacrifice unto thee: I will praise thy name, O LORD; for it is good. 4. 7 For he d hath delivered me out of all trouble; and mine eye hath seen his desire upon mine eneIIlićS.

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