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the pots, l yet shall ye beas the wings of a dove covered with silver, and her feathers with yellow gold. 14 When m the Almighty scattered kings 8 in it, it was white as snow in Salmon. 15 The hill of God is as the hill of Bashan : an high hill, as the hill of Bashan. 16 Why leap ye, ye high hills 1 this n is the hill which God desireth to dwell in ; yea, the LORD will dwell in it for ever. 17 The chariots of God are twenty thousand, even 9 thousands o of angels: the LoRD is among them as in Sinai, in the holy place. 18 Thou p hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive : thou q hast received gifts 10 for men: yea, for the rebellious r also, that the for D God might dweli’s

among them. 19 Blessed be the LORD, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah. He that is our God is the God of salvation ; and t unto GOD the Lord belong the issues from death. 21 But God shall wound to the head of his enemies, and the hairy scalp of such an one as goeth on still in his trespasses. 22 The LORD said, I will bring again from Bashan, v I will bring my people w again from the depths of the sea : 23. That thy foot may be 11 dipped in the blood as of thine enemies, and the tongue of thy dogs in the same. 24. They have seen thy goings, O God; even the goings of my God, my King, in the sanctuary. 25 The singers y went before, the players on instruments followed after; among them were the damsels playing with timbrels. 26 Bless ye God in the congregations, even the LORD, 12 from the fountain of Israel. 27 There is little Benjamin with their ruler, the princes of Judah 18 and their council, the princes of Zebulun, and the princes of Naph

tall. 28 Thy God hath commanded thy strength: z strengthen, O God, that which thou hast wrought for us. 29 Because of thy temple at Jerusalem, shall kings bring presents unto thee. 30 Rebuke 14 the company of spearmen, the multitude of the bulls, with the calves of the people, till every one submit himself with pieces of silver: ** scatter thouthe people that delight in war. 31. Princes shall come out of a

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removing of the ark. Egypt; Ethiopia'b shall soon stretch out her hands unto God. 32 Sing unto God, ye kingdoms of the earth; O sing praises unto the LORD ; Selah: 33 To him that rideth upon the heavens of heavens, which were of old; lo, he doth 16 send out his Voice, and that a mighty voice. 34 Ascribe ye strength unto God : his excellency is over Israel, and his strength is in the 17 clouds. 35, O God, thout art terrible c out of thy holy places: the God of Israel is he d that giveth strength ; power unto his people. Blessed e

PSALM LXIX. 1 David complaineth of his affliction: 13 He prayeth for deliverance. To the chief Musician upon a Shoshanmim. A Psalm of David. AVE me, O God; for the waters are come in unto my soul. 2 1 sink in 1 deep mire, where there is no standing : I am come into 2 deep waters, where the floods overflow me. 3 I am, weary of my crying: my throat is dried: mine eyes fail while I wait for my God. 4 They b that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of mine head : they that would destroy me, being mine enemies wrongfully, are mighty: then I restored that which I took not away. 5 O God, thou knowest my foolishness; and my 3 sins are not hid from thee. 6 Let not them that wait on thee, O Lord GOD of hosts, be ashamed for my sake: let not those that seek thee be confounded for my sake, O God of Israel. 7. Because for thy sake I have borne reproach; shame hath covered my face. 8 Ic am become a stranger unto my brethren, and an alien unto my mother's children. 9 For d the zeal of thine house hath eaten me up ; and e the reproaches of them that reproached thee are fallen upon me. 10 When f I wept, and chastened. my soul with fasting, that was to my reproach. 11 I made sackcloth also my garment; and I became a proverb to

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12 They that sit in the gate speak against me ; and I was the song of the 4 drunkards. +.

13 But as for me, my prayer is unto thee, O LORD, in an acceptable g time : O God, in the gultitude of thy mercy hear h me, in the truth of thy salvation.

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14 Deliver me out of the mire, and let me not sink : let me be delivered from them that hate me, and out of the deep waters. 15 Let i not the waterflood overflow me, neither let the deep swallow me up, and let not the pitkshut her mouth upon me. 16 Hear me, O Lord; for thy loving kindness is good : turn l unto ine according to the multitude of tly tender mercies. 7 And hide not thy face from thy servant; for I am in trouble : 5 hear me speedily. 18 Draw high unto my soul, and redeem it: deliver me because of mine enemies. 19 Thou hast known my m reroach, and my shame, and my dishonour: mine adversaries are all before thee. 20 Reproach hath broken my heart; and I am full of heaviness: and I n looked for some to 6 take pity, but there was o none ; and for comforters, but 1 found none. 21 They p gave me also gall for my meat; and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink. 22 Let q their table become a snare before them; and that which should have been for their welfare, let it become a trap. 23 Let their eyes be darkened,

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that they r see not ; and make their loins continually to shake. - | 24 Pour outs thine indignation upon them, and let thy wrathful anger take hold of them. g t their 7 habitation be t desolate:andlet&none dwell in their tents.

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thou hast smitten : v and they talk | to the grief of 9 those whom * hast wounded, 27 Add 10 iniquity unto their iniquity: and let them not come into thy righteousness. 28 Let them be blotted out of the book of the living, and not be written to with the righteous. 29 But I am poor and sorrowful : let thy salvation, O God, set me up on high. 30, I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving. 31 This also shall please the LORD better than an ox or bullock that hath horns and hoofs. 32 The 11 humble shall see this, and be glad : and your heart shall live that seek God. 33. For the LoRD heareth the poor, and despiseth not his prisoners. Let the heaven and earth praise him, the seas, and every thing that 12 moveth therein.

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35 For God will save Zion, and will build a the cities of Judah : that they may dwell there, and have it in possession. 36 The seed also of his servants slıall inherit it : and they y that love his name shall dwell therein. PSALM LXX. David soliciteth God to the speedy destruction of the wicked. To the chief Musician. A Psalm of David, to a bring to remembrance. M. AKE b haste, O God, to deliver me; make haste to 1 help me, O LORD. 2 Let them be ashamed and confounded that seek after my soul : let them be turned backward, and ut to confusion, that desire my hurt. 3 Let them be turned back for a reward of their shame that say,

Aha, alla 4 Let all those that seek c thee d rejoice and be glad in thee : let such as love thy salvation sa continually, Let God be magnified. 5 But I am poor and needy: make haste unto me, O God: thou art my help and my deliverer; O LORD make no tarrying. PSALM LXXI. David prayeth in confidence of faith, and earperience of God's favour. I. a thee, O LORD, do I put my trust: let me never be put to confusion. 2 Deliver me in thy righteousness, and cause me to escape: incline thine ear b unto me, and save me. 3 Be thou 1 my strong habitation, whereunto c. I may continually resort : thou hast given commandment to save me ; for thou art my rock and my fortress. 4 Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel IIłłłłł. 5 For thou art my hope, d O Lord GoD ; thou art my trust from my outh. 6 By e thee have I been holden up from the womb : thou art he that took me out of my mother's bowels; #. praise shall be continually of thee. 7 I am as a wonder gunto many; but thou art my strong refuge. 8. Let my mouth be filled oith thy praise and with thy honour all the

ay. 9 Cast me not off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength faileth. 10 For mine enemies speak against me; and they that 2 lay wait for my soul take counsel h together, , . 11 Saying,Cod hath forsaken him:

David prayeth persecute and take him; for there is none to deliver him. 12 O God, be not far from me : my God, make haste for my help. 13 Let them be confounded and consumed that are adversaries to my soul; let them be covered with reproach and dishonour that seek my hurt. 14 But I will hope continually, and will yet praise thee more and IIlorë. 15 My mouth shall show forth thy righteousness and thy salvation all the day; for i I know not the numbers thereof. 16 I will go in the strength of the Lord GoD: I will make mention of thy righteousness, k even of thine

only. 17 O God, thou hast taught me from my youth : and hitherto have I declared thy wondrous works, 18 Now also 8 when I am old l and gray-headed,0 God, forsake me not; until I have showed 4 thy strength unto this generation, and thy power to every one that is to

COrne. 19 Thy righteousness also, O God, is very high, m who hast done great things: § God, who is like unto thee! 20 Thou, which hast showed me great and sore troubles, shalt n quicken me again, and shalt bring IIlê op again from the depths of the art

€ o 21 Thou shalt increase my greatness, and comfort me on every side. : i will also praise thee with the 5 psaltery, o even thy truth, O my God: unto thee will I sing with the harp, p Othou Holy One of Israel. 23 My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing unto thee; and my soul, which thou hast redeemed. 24 My tongue also shall talk of thy righteousness all the day long : for they are confounded, for they are foot unto shame, that seek my

PSALM LXXII. Bavid praying for Solomon, showeth the goodness and glory of his kingdom, in type, and of Christ's, in truth. .# Psalm 1 for Solomon. so IVE a the king thy judgments, O God, and § righteousness unto the king's son. 2 He b shalf judge thy people with righteousness, and thy poor with Judgment. 3 The mountains c shall bring o to the people, and the little ills, by righteousness. e shall judge the poor of the people, he shall save the children

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Jor Solomon. of the needy, and shall break in pieces the oppressor. d 5 They shall fear thee as long as the Sun and moon endure, throughout all generations. 6 He shall come down like rain upon e the mown grass: as showers that water the earth. 7 In his days shall the righteous flourish ; and abundance of peace 2 so long as the moon endureth. 8 He f shall have dominion also from Sea to sea, and from the river unto the ends of the earth. 9 They that dwell in the wilderness shall bow before him : and g his enemies shall lick the dust. 10 The h kings of Tarshish and of the isles shall bring presents: the o of Sheba and Seba slıall offer gifts. 11 Yea, all kings shall fall down i before him ; all nations shall serve

III]. 12 For he shall deliver k the needy when he crieth ; the poor also, and him that hath no helper. 13. He shall is. the poor and needy, and shall save the souls of the needy. 14 He shall redeem their soul from deceit and violence : and precious shall their blood be in his sight. 15And he shall live, l and to him 3 shall be given of the gold of Sheba: m prayer also shall be made for him continually; and daily shall he be praised.n 16 There shall be ari handful of corn in the earth upon the top of the mountains ; the fruit thereof shall shake like Lebanon : and o they of the city shall flourish like grass of the earth. 17. His name shall 4 endure for ever: his name shall be 5 continued as long as the sum : and men shall be blessed p in him : all mations shall call him blessed. 18 Blessed be the LORD God, the God of Israel, who only q doeth wondrous things. 19 And blessed r be his glorious name for ever: and let the whole earth be filled S with his glory. Amien, and amen. 20 The prayers of David the son of Jesse are ended. PSALM TXXIII. Knowledge of God's purpose, in destroying of the wicked, and sustain ing the righteous. A Psalm 1 of Asaph. Too 2 God is good to Israel, even to such as are 8 of a clean heart. 2. But as for me, my feet were almost gone; my steps had well nigh slipped.

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Knowledge of 3 For I was envious a at the foolish, when Isaw the prosperity of the wicked. 4 For there are no bands in their death : but their strength is 4 firm. 5. They are mot in 5 trouble as other men; neither are they plagued 6 like other men. 6 Therefore pride compasseth them about as a chain; violence Covereth them as a garment.b 7 Their eyes stand out with fatmess: they 7 have more than heart could wish. 8. They are corrupt, and speak wickedly concerning oppression : they speak c ioftily. 9 They set their mouth against the heavens, and their tongue walketh through the earth. 10 Therefore his people return hither : and waters of a full cup are wrung out to them. 11 And they say, How d doth God know 7 and is there knowledge in the Most High 3 12 Behold, these are the ungodly, who prosper in the world; they increase in riches. 13 Verily e I have cleansed my heart in vain, and washed my hands in lo, 14 For all the day long have I been plagued, and 8 chastened every morning. 15 If I say, I will speak thus; behold, I should offend against the generation of thy children. 16 When I thought to know this, it was 9 too painful for me; 17 Until I went into the sanctuary of God; then understood i their end...f 18 Surely thou didst set them in slippery places: thou castedst them down into destruction. 9 How are they brought into desolation, as in a moment: they are utterly consumed with terrors. 20As a dreamg when one awaketh; so, O LORD, when thou awakest, thou shalt despise their image. 21. Thus my heart was grieved, and I was pricked in my reins. 22 Sofoolish was I, and 10 ignorant: I was as a beast 11 before thee. 23. Nevertheless I am continually with thee : thou hast holden me by my right hand. 24 Thouh shalt guide me with thy counset, and afterward receive me to glory. * 25 Whom have I in heaven but theef and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee. . . . 26 My flesh and my heart faileth : but God is the 12 strength of my heart, and my portion i for ever 27 For, lo, they that are far from

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God's purpose. thee shall perish: thou hast destroyed all them that go a whoring from thee. 28 But it is good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in the Lord GOD, that I may declare all thy works. PSALM LXXIV. The Prophet complaineth of the desolation of the sanctuary. Maschil 1 of Asaph. O GOD why hast thou cast us off for ever ? why doth thine anger Smoke against the sheep of thy pasture ? 2 . Remember thy congregation which thou hast purchased of old ; the 2 rod of thine inheritance, which thou hast redeemed; this mount Zion, wherein thou hast dwelt. 3 Lift up thy feet unto the perpetual desolations; even all that the enemy hath done wickedly in the Sanctuary. 4 Thine a enemies roar in the midst of thy congregations; they set up their ensigns for sigms. 5 A man was famous according as he had lifted up axes upon the thick trees. 6 But now they break down the carved work thereof at once with axes and hammers. 7 They have 3 cast fire into thy sanctuary, they have defiled by casting down the dwelling-place of thy name to the ground. 8. They said in their hearts, Let us 4 destroy them together: they have burned up all the synagogues of God in the land. 9 We see not our signs: there is no more any prophet: neither is there ions us any that knoweth how ong. 10 O God, how long shall the adversary reproach 7 shall the enemy blaspheme thy name for ever ? 11 Why withdrawest thou th hand, even thy right hand 3 pluc it out of thy bosom. 12 For God is my king b of old working salvation in the midst of the earth. 13 Thou c didst 5 divide the sea by thy strength : thou brakest d the heads of the 6dragons in the waters. 14. Thou brakest the heads of leviathan in pieces, and gavest him to be meate to the people inhabiting the wilderness. 15 Thou didst cleavef the fountain and the flood: thou driedstg up 7 mighty rivers. 16 The day is thine, the night also, is thine : thou hast prepared the light and the sun,

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17 Thou hast set all the borders of the earth: thou hast made 8 summer and winter. 18 Remember this, that the enemy hath reproached, O LORD, and that the h foolish people have blasphemed thy name. 19 O deliver not the soul of thy turtle-dove i unto the multitude of the wicked: forget not the cono of thy poor for ever. 20 Have respect unto the k covenant : for the dark places of the earth are full of the habitations of cruelty. 21 O let not the oppressed return ashamed : let the poor and needy praise thy name. Arise, O God, plead thime own cause : remember how the foolish man reproacheth thee daily. Forget not the voice of thine enemies: the tumult of those that rise up against thee 9 increaseth

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1 The Prophet praiseth God : 2 He

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To the chief Musician, 1 Al-taschith. a A Psalm or Song 2 of Asaph. NTO thee, O God, do we give thanks, unto thee do we give

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thy wondrous works declare. 28 When I shall receive the congregation I will judge b uprightly. 3 The earth and all the inhabitants thereof are dissolved: I bear up the pillars of it. Selah. 4 I said unto the fools, Deal not foolishly: and to the wicked, Lift not up the chorn : 5 Lift not up your horn on high : speak not with a stiffneck. 6 For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the 4 south. 7 But God is the judge: he d putteth down one, and setteth up another. 8 For in the hand of the LORD there is a cup, e and the wine is red; it is full of mixture; and he poureth out of the same: but the dregs thereof, all the wicked of the earth shall wring them out, and drink them. 9 But I will declare for ever; I wallsing praises to the God of Jacob. the horns of the wicked also will I cut off; but the horns of the righteous shall be exalted. PSALM LXXVI.

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2Inc. Salem also is his tabernacle, and his dwelling-place in Zion. 3 There d brake he the arrows of the bow, the shield, and the sword, and the battle. Selah. 4 Thou art more glorious and excellent than the mountains of prey. 5 The stout-hearted e are spoiled, they have slept f their sleep; and none of the men of might have found their hands. 6 At thy rebuke, O God of Jacob, both the chariot and horse g are cast into a dead sleep. 7 Thou, h even thou, art to be feared; and who i may stand in thy sight when once thou art angry 8 Thou k didst cause judgment to be heard from heaven; the earth feared, and was still, 9 When God arose to judgment, to save all the meek of the earth. Selah. 10 Surely the wrath of man l shall praise thee : the remainder m of wrath shalt thou restrain. 11 Wow, and pay unto the LORD your God : let all that be round about him bring presents 2 unto him that ought to be feared. 12 He n shall cut off the spirit of princes : he is terrible to the kings of the earth. PSALM LXXVII. The Psalmist showeth what fierce combat he had with diffidence. To the chief Musician, to a Jeduthun. A Psalm 1 of Asaph. I CRIED unto God with my voice, even unto God with my voice ; and he gave ear unto me. 2 In the day of my trouble I sought the LORD : my 2 sore ran in the night, and ceased not: my soul refused to be comforted. 3 I remembered God, and was troubled : I complaimed, and my spirit b was overwhelmed. Selah. 4 Thou holdest mine eyes waking: I am so troubled that I cannot speak. 5 I have considered c the days of old, the years of ancient times. 6 I call to remembrance my song d in the night: I commune e with Imine own heart: and my spirit made diligent.fsearch. 7 Will the LORD cast off for g ever ? and will he be favourable no more ? 8 Is his mercy clean gone for ever? doth his promise fail 3 for evermore? 9 Hath God forgotten h to be gracious 1 hath he in anger shut up his tender mercies?, Selah. . 10 And I said, This i is my infirmi: ty; but I will remember the years of § right hand of the Most High. ll I will remember the works k of

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