Page images
PDF
EPUB

25 With the merciful thou wilt shew thy- and sheweth mercy to his anointed, lo Danid, self merciful ; with an uprighit man thou wilt and to his seed for evermore. shew thyself upright;

PSALM XIX. 26 With the pure thou wi! shew thyself I To the chief musician, A psalm of David i recand with the froward thou wilt shew Tad hete vamos adeelare files of God.

the sheweth lis handy *97 For thou wilt save the afflicted people ; work. but will bring down high looks.

2 Day unto day ullereth speech, and nigby 28 For thou wilt light my candle; the unto night sheweih knowledge. Lord my God will enlighten my darkness. 3 There is no speech nor language wle' .

29 For by thee I have run through a troup; their voice is not beard. and by my God have I leaped over a wall. 4 Their line is gone out through all the

30 Is for God, his way is perfect: the earth, and their words to the end of the word of the Lord is tried; he is a buckler to world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for all those that trust in him.

the sun; 31 For who is God save the Lord? or who 5 Which is as a bridegroom coming out of is a rock save our God?

his chamher, and rejoiceth as a strong man 32 It is God tha'girdeth me with strength, to run a rare. and maketh my way perfect.

6 His going forth is from the end of the bea. 33 He makeil my feet like binds' feet, ven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: ard and selleth me upon my high places. there is nothing hid from the beat thereof.

3! He teacheth my liands to war, so that 7 The law of the Lord is perfect, convert. a bow of steel is broken by mine arins. ing the soul: the testimony if the Lord is

35 Thou hast also given me the shield of sure, making wise the simple : thy salvation; and tiy riglit hand bath hol 8 The statules of the LORD are right, reden me up, and thy gentleness hath made joicing the leart: the commandment of the me great

Lord is pure, enlighitening the eyes: 36 Thou hast enlarged my steps under me, 9 The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring that my feet did not slip.

for ever: the judgments of the LORD are 37 Uhave pursued mine enemies, and over-true and righteous allogether. taken them; neither did I turn again till they 10 More to be desired are they than gold, were consumed.

yea, than much fine gold; sweeter also than 38 I have wounded them, that they were not honey, and the honey-comb. able to rise : they are fallen under my feet. Jl Moreover, hy them is thy servant warned

39 Fur thou hast girded me with strength and in keeping of them there is great reward onto the battle. thou hast subdued under nie 12 Who can understand his errors ? cleanse those that rose up against me.

thou me from secret faults. 40 Thou hast also given me the necks or 43 Keep back thy servant also from pre. mine enemies, that I might destroy them that imptuous sins ; let ihem not liave dominion hate me.

over me: ihen shall I be upright, and I shall 41 They cried, but there was none to save be innocent from the greai transgression. them ; even unto the LORD, but he answered 14 Let the words of my mouth, and the them not.

meditation of my heart, be acceptable in 42 Then did I beat them small as the dust thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my before the wind; I did cast them out as the redeemer. dirt in the streets.

PSALM XX. 43 Thou hast delivered me from the striv- 1 To the chief musician, A psalm of David. ings of the people; and thou hast made me TIE Lord hear thee in die day of trouble; the head of the lieathen: a people whom I the nameofthe God of Jacob defend thee. bave not known shall serve ine.

2 Send tbee help from the sancluary, and 41 As soon as they hear of me, they shall strengthen thee out of Zion. chey me: the strangers sliall submit them 3 Remember all thy cffer:ags, and accept selves unto me.

thy burut-sacrifice. Selah, 45 The strangers shall fade away, and be 4 Granthee according to ubihe own heart, afraid out of their close places.

and sulfil all thy counsel. 46 Tl.e Lord livetli; and blessed be my 5 We will rejoice in thy salvation, and in Rock; and let the God of my salvation be the name of our God we will set up ow banevalted.

ners: the Lord fulfil all thy petitions. 47 It is God that avengeth ine, and sub 6 Now know I that the LORD saveth his ducth the people under me.

anointed. We will hear liiin from his holy bra. 48 He delivereth me from mine enemies; ven with the saving strength of liis riglit nand. yea, thou listest me up above those that rise 7 Some trust in chariots, and some in up against me : thou hast delivered me from horses : bul we will remember the name of the violent man.

tbe Lord our God. 49 Therefore will I give thanks unto thee. 8 They are brought down and salien; but O Lord, among the beathen, and sing praises we are risen, and stand upright. unto thy name.

9 Save, LORD: let the king bear us when

PSALM XXI.

10 I was cast upon thee from the womb; To the chief musician, A psalm of David. thou arl my God from my mother's belly. The king shall joy in aliy, strength, ao 11 Be not far from me, for trouble is near ;

LORD; and in thy salvation how great for there is none to help. y shall he rejoice!

12 Many bulls have compassed me: strong 2. Thou hast given bim luis heart's desire, bulls of Básban have beset me round. and last not withholden the request of his 13 They gaped upon me with their mouths, ips. Selah.

as a ravening and a roaring iion. 3 For thou preventest him with the bless 14 I am poured out like water, and all my ngs of goodness: thou settest a crown of bones are out of joint: my heart is like wax; pure gold on his head.

it is melted in the midst of my bowels. 4 He asked life of thee, and thou gavest it 15 My strength is dried up like a potsherd ; him, even length of days for ever and ever : and my tongue cleaveth to my jaws; and

5 His glory is great in thy salvation : 10- thou hast brought me into the dust of death. nour and majesty last thou laid upon him. 16 For dogs have compassed me ; the as

6 For thou hast made hiin most blessed for semlly of the wicked have inclosed me: they ever : thou hast made him exceeding glad pierced my hands and my feet. with thy countenance.

17 I may tell all my bones : they look and 7 For the king trusteth in the Lord; and stare upon me. through the mercy of the most High, he shall 18 They part my garments among them, aot be moved.

and cast lots upon iny vesture. 8 Thine liand shall find out all thine ene 19 But be not thou far from me, O LORD mies : thy right hand shall find out those that O my Strength, laste thee to help me. gate thee.

20 Deliver my soul from the sword; my 9 Thou shalt make them as a fiery oven darling from the power of the dog. n the time of thine anger: the Lord shall! 21 Save me from the lior's mouth: for wallow them up in his wrath, and the fire thou hast leard me from the horns of the nall devour them.

unicorns. 10 Their fruit shalt thou destroy from the 22 I will declare thy name unto my bre: arth, and their seed from among the chil-thren: in the midst of the congregation will Iren of men.

I praise thee. 11 For they intended evil against thee; 23 Ye that fear the Lorn, praise him: all hey imagined a mischievous device, which ye the seed of Jacob, glorify him; and fear hey are not able to perform :

him, all ye the seed of Israel. 12 Therefore shalt thou make them turn 24 For he bath not despised nor abhorred heir back, when thou shalt make ready thine Ibe affliction of the amicted; neither hath he Irrows upon thy strings against the face of hid his face from bim ; but when he cried hem.

unto him, be heard. 13 Re thou exalted, Lord, in thine own 25 My praise shall be of thee in the great trengtir: so will we sing and praise thy congregation : ! will pay my vows before

them that fear him. PSALM XXII.

26 'The meek shall eat and be satisfied ; , To the chief musician upon Aijeleth Slia- they shall praise the LORD that seek him : har, A psalm of David.

your heart shall live for ever. God, my God, why bast tlıou forsaken 27 All the ends of the world shall remember, me, and from the words of my roaring? of the nations sha!) worship before thee,

2 O my God, I cry in the day-time, but 28 For the kingdom is the LORD's; and thou learest not; and in the night-season, be is the governor among the nations. and am not silent.

29 All they that be fat upon earth shall eat 3 But ihou art holy, 0 thou that inhabitest and worship: all they that go down to the the praises of Israel."

dust shall bow before him; and none can 4 Our fathers trusted in thee: they trusted, keep alive his own soul. and thou didst deliver them.

30 A seed sball serve him ; it shall be ac5 They cried unto thee, and were deliver-counted to the Lory for a generation. ed: they trusted in thee, and were no: con 31 They shall come, and shall declare his founded.

righteousness unto a people that shall be 6 But I am a worm, and no man; a re- born, that he hath done this. proach of men, and despised of the people.

PSALM XXII. 7 All they that see me laugh me to scorn:

1 A psalın of David.

HE saying,

8 He trusted on the Lord that he would 2 He maketh me to lie down in green pas deliver him : let bim deliver him, seeing he Lures : he leadeth me beside the still waters. delighted in him.

3 He restoreth my soul : ne leadeth me in 9 But thou art he that took me out of the the paths of righteousness for his name's sake womb; tbou didsi make me liope when I 4 Yea, thoug! I walk through the valley was upon my mother's breasts.

of the shadow of death, !

[ocr errors]

live shoot out tlie lip: they šlake the head, TWEDLORD is my shepherd, I shall not

venant.

for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff| 13 His soul sball dwell at ease ; and his they comfort ine.

seed shall inherit the eartlı. 5 Thou preparest a table before me in the 14 The secret of the Lord is with them presence of mine enemies. thou anointest my that fear him; and he will shew them his co head with oil; my cup ruunethi over.

6 Surely goodness and merey shall follow 15 Mine eyes are ever toward the LORD; me all the days of my life ; and I will dwell for he shall pluck my feet out of the net. in the house of the Lord for ever.

16 Turn thee unto me, and have mercy PSALM XXIV.

upon me ; for I am desolate and afflicted. ! A psalm of David.

17 The troubles of my heart are enlarged: THFerear! disele omaranta anel the fulment o bring.dk oun me one or my distresses, thereof; the world, and they that dwell

mine pain, therein :

and forgive all my sins. 2 For he bath founded it upon the seas, 19 Consider mine enemies, for they are and established it upon the floods.

many; and they hate me with cruel látred 3 Who shall ascend into the hill of the 20 O keep my soul, and deliver me: let me f.on? and who shall stand in his holy place? not be ashamed; for I put my trust in thee.

4 He that hath clean hands, and a pure 21 Let integrity and uprightness preserve tcart ; who hath not lifted up his soul unlu me ; for I wait on thee. vanity, nor sword deceitfully :

22 Redeem Israel, O God, out of all his 5 He shall receive the blessing from the troubles. Lord, and righteousness from the God of

PSALM XXVI. his salvation.

11 A psalm of David. 6. This is the generation of them that seek JUDGE , OO LUBD i for Whave walked

7 Lift up your heads, 0 ye gates; and be the Lord; therefore I shall not slide. ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the 2 Examine me, O Lord, and prove me; King of glory shall come in.

try my reins and my heart. 8 Who is this King of glory.? The LORD 3 For thy loving-kindness is before mine strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle. eyes; and I have walked in iby truth.

9 Lill up your heads, O ye gates ; even 4 I have not sat with vain persons, neitlier list them up, ye everlasting doors ; and the will I go in with dissemblers. King of glory shall come in,

5 I have hated the congregation of evil. 10 Who is this King of glory? The LORD doers; and will not sit witli the wicked. of hosts, he is the King of glory. Selalı. 6 I will wash mine hands in innocency: so PSALM XXV.

will I compass thine altar, O LORD; A psalm of David.

7 That 1

may publish with the voice of UNTO MheOd, don tifte op my soul wanksgiving, and tell of all thy wondrous be ashamed; let not mine enemies triumph 8 Lori, I have loved the habitation of thy

house, and the place wiiere thine honour 3 Yea, let none that wait on thee be dwelleth. ashamed: let them be ashamed which trans 9 Gather not my soul with sincers, nor my gress without cause.

life with bloody men; 4 Shew me thy ways, O Lord; teach me 10 In whose hands is mischief, and their thy paths.

right land is full of bribes. 5 Lead me in thy truth, and teach me : 11 But as for me, I will walk in mine integ for thou art the God of my salvation ; on rity: redeem ine, and be merciful unto me. thee do I wait all the day.

12 My foot standeth in an even place : iz 6 Reinember, O LORD, tly tender mer. the congregations will l l less the Lord. cies and thy loving-kindnesses; for they have

PSALM XXVII. been ever of old.

1 A pisum of David. 7 Remember not the sins of my youth, nor THE LORD is my light and my salvation my transgressions : according to thy mercy remember thou me for thy goodness' sake, strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid: O LORD.

2 When the wicked, eren mine enemies 8 Good and upright is the LORD : there and my foes, came upon me lo eat up my fore will he teach sinners in the way: Alesh, they stumbled and fell.

9 The meek will he guide in judgment, 3 Though an host should encamp against me, and the meek will he leach bis way. my heart shall not fear; though war should

10 All the paths of the Lord are mercy rise against me, in this will I be confident. and truth unto such as keep his covenant and 4 One thing have 1 desired of the LORD, his testimonies.

that will I seek after ; that I may dwell in 11 For thy name's sake, O Lord, pardou the house of the Lorí all the days of iny mine iniquiiy ; for it is great.

liie, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and 12 What man is he that leareth the LORD? to enquire in his temple. him shall he teach in the way that he shall 5 For in the time of trouble he shall hide

me in his pavilion : in the secret of his ta

over me.

chor of:

alive,

bernacle shall he nide me; be shall set ene ters: the God of glory thundereth; the LORD ap upon a rock.

is upon many waters. 6 And now shall mine head be lifted up 4 The voice of the Lord is powerful; the above mine enemies round about me: there- voice of the Lord is full of majesty. fore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices 5 The voice of the Lord breaketh the cpof iny; I will sjug, yea, I will sing praises dars; yea, the Lord breaketh the cedars o. Anto the LORD.

Lebanou. 7 Hear,0 LOR), when I cry with my voice: 6 He maketh them also to skip like a call, have mercy also upon me, and answer me. Lebanon and Sirion like a young onicoin.

8 Ilheri thou saidst, Seek ye my face ; 7 The voice of the LORD divideth the my learl said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, flames of fire. will I seek.

8 The voice of the Lorn shaketh the wil. 9 Hide not thy face far from me; put not derness; the Lord shaketh the wilderness o! thy servant away in anger: thou hast heen Kadesh. my help; leave me noi, neither forsake me, 9 The voice of the Lord maketh the hinds O God of my salvation.

to calve, and discovereth the forests: and in 10 When my father and my mother for-jhis temple doth every one speak of his glory. sake me, then the Lord will take me up. 10 The Lord sitteth upon the flood; yea,

11 Teach me thy way, 0 LORD, and lead the LORD) sitleth King for ever. me in a plain path, because of mine enemies. 11 The Lord will give strength unto his

12 Deliver' me not over unto the will of people; the Lord will bless his people with mine enemies; for false witnesses are risen up peace. against me, and such as breathe out cruelty.

PSALM XXX. '13 I had fuinted, unless I had believed to 1 A psalın and song at the dedication of the see the goodness of:he Lord in the land of

house of David. he living:

WILL extol thee, O Lord; for thou hast

lifted me up, and last not made sny foes nge, and he shall strengthen thine heart : to rejoice over me. wait, I say, on the Lord.

20 Lord my God, I cried unio thee, and PSALM XXVIII.

thou hast healed me. 1 A psalm of David.

3 O LORD, thou hast brought up my soul be not silent to me: lest, if ihou be that I should not go down to the pit. ilent to me, I become like thiem that go 4 Sing unto the LORD, O ve saints of his, down into the pit.

and give thanks at the remembrance of his 2 Hear the voice of my supplications when holiness. I cry unto thee, when I lift up my hands to 5 For bis anger endurelh bul a inoment; ward thy holy oracle.

in his favour is life: weeping may endure 3 Draiv me not away with the wicked, and for a night, but joy cometh in the morning. with the workers of iniquity, which speak 6 And in my prosperity I said, I shal: peuce to tbeir neiglıbours, but mischier' is in never be moved. their hearts.

7 Lori), by thy favour thou hast made my 4 Give them according to their deeds, and mountain to stand strong: thou didst hide whiccording to the wickedness of their endea. ty face, and I was troubled. Hours: give them aller the work of their 6 I cried to thee, O LORD; and unto the hands; render to them their desert.

LORD I made supplication. 5 Because they regard not the works of the 9 What profit is there in my blood, wlier. TOR!, nor the operation of his lands, be! go down to the pit? Shall the dust praise sl.all destroy them, and not build them ap. thee? shall it declare thy truth?

6 Blessed be the Lond), because he bath 10 Hear, O Lord, and have mercy upon beard the voice of my supplications. me: LORD, be thou my helper.

7 The Lord is my strength and my shield; 11 Thou hast turned for nie my mourning my heart trusted in bin, and I am helped into dancing ; thou hast put off my sackcloth, derefore my heart greatly rejoiceth ; and and girded me with gladness : with iny song will I praise lwm.

12° To the end that my glory may sing 8 The Lord is their strength, and he is the praise to thee, and not be silent. O Lord my saving strength of bis anointed.

God, I will give thanks undo thee for ever. 9 Save the people, and bless thine inherii.

PSALM XXXI. ance: feed them also, and list them up for 1 To the chief musician, A psalm of David PSALM XXIX.

N thee, O LORI, do I put my trust; let IN

me never be ashamed : deliver me in thy 1 A psalm of David.

righteousness. GIVE unto the LORD, O ye mighty, give 21:0w down thine ear to me; deliver me

and . speedily: be thou niy strong rock, for an 2 Give unto the LORD the glory due unto Louse of defence to save me. his name: worship the LORD in the beauty 3 For thou art my rock and my fortress : of holiness,

therefore, for iliy naine's sake, lead me, and 3 The voice of the Lord is upon the wa.guide me.

ever.

[ocr errors]

4 Pull me out of the net that they have laid imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit privily for me; for thou art my strength. there is no guile.

5 Into thine hand I commit my spirit: thoui 3 When I kept silence, niy bones waxed hast redeemed me, O Lord God of truth. old, through my roaring ali the day long :

6 I have hated them that regard lying va. 4 For day and night thy hand was heavy nities: but I trust in the LORD.

"pon me: my moisture is turned into the 7 I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy: dronglit of summer. Selah. for thou hast considered my trouble; thou 5 1 acknowledged my sin unto thee, and bast known my soul in adversities; mine iniquity have I noi hid. I said, I will

8 And hast not shut me up into the hand confess my iransgressions unto the LORI; of the enemy thou hast sei my foot in a and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin large room.

Selah. 9 Have mercy upon me, 0 LORD, for I am 6 For this shall every one that is godly in trouble; mine eye is consumed with grief, pray unto thee in a time when thou mayest yea, my soul and my belly.

be found : surely in the floods of great wa10 For my life is spent with grief, and my ters they shall not come nigh unto him. years with sighing: my strengil faileth be 7 Thou art my hiding-place; thou shalt precause of mine iniquity, and my bones are serve me from trouble: thou shall compass consumed.

me about with songs of deliverance. Selah. 11 I was a reproach among all mine ene. 8 I will instruct thee, and teach thee in mies, but especially among my neighbours, the way which thou shalt go : I will guide and á fear to mine acquaintance: they thai thee with mine eye did see me without fled from me.

9 Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, 12 I am forgotten as a dead man out of which have no understanding; whose mouib mind: I am like a broken vessel.

must be held in with bit and bridle, lest 13 For I have heard the slander of many: they come near unto thee. fear nas

on every side: while they look 10 Many sorrows shall be to the wicked : counsel together against me, they devised but he that trusteth in the Lord, mercy shall to take away my lile.

compass him about. 14 But I trusied in thee, O LORD: I said, 11 Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, ye 'Thou art my God.

righteous: and shout for joy, all ye that are 15 My times are in thy hand: deliver me upright in heart. from :he band cf mine enemies, and from

PSALM XXXIII. them that persecute me. 16 Make thy face to shine upon thy ser for praise is comely for the uprighit.

; vant: save me for thy mercies' sake. 2 Praise the LORD with larp : sing unto

17 Le me not be ashamed, O LORD; for him with the psaltery, and an instrument of
I have called upon thee: let the wicked be ten strings.
ashamed, and let them be silent in the 3 Sing onto him a new song, play skilful.

13 Lei the lying lips be put to silence ; ly with å loud noise :
which speak grievous things proudly and 4 For the word of the Lord is right; and
contemptuously against the righteous. ali bis works are done in truth.

19 Oh how great is thy goodness, which He loveth righteousness and judgment thou hast laid up for them that fear thee; the earth is full of the goodness of the Lorry which thou last wrought for them that trust 6 By the word of the LORD were the hea. in thee before the sons of men!

vens made ; and all the host of them by the 20 Thou shalt bide them in the secret of breath of his mouth. thy presence from the pride of man: thou 7 He gathereth the waters of the sea toshali keep them secretly in a pavilion from gether as an heap ; le layeth up the depth the sirite of tongues.

in storehouses. 21 Blessed be the LORD; for he hath sliewed 8 Let all the earth fear the Lond: Ici a!! me his marvelous kindness in a strong the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of city.

bim: 22 For | said in my haste, I am cut of| 9 For he spake and it was done ; he com. from before thine eyes: nevertheless thou manded and it stood Cast. beardest the voice of my*supplications when 10 The Lord bringeth the counsel of the I cried unto thee.

heathen to nought: be maketh the devices 23 O love the LORD, all ye his saints: for of the people of none effect. the Lord preserveth the faithful, and plen. u The counsel of the LORD standeth for tifully rewardeth the proud doer.

ever, the thoughits of bis heart to all gene-
24 Be of good courage, and he slet rations.
for drengthen your heart, all ye that hope for 12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the
.

Lorn); and the people whom he haib chio
PSALM XXXII.

sen for bis own inheritance.
1.1 psalın of David, Maschil.

13 The Lord looketli from heaveu: he BLESSED is he whose transgression is belialdetli all the sons of unen;

14 From the place of bis habitation lie look

[ocr errors]

grave.

« PreviousContinue »