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488 .Vogligent judges refiroved. uhnto thee : O Israel, if thou wilt hearken unto Inc. : 9 There shall, no strange god be in thee ; neither shalt thou worship any strange god. * am the Lord thy God which brought thee out of the land of Egypt: open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it. 11 But my o: would not hearken to my voice; and Israel would none of me. 12 So I gave them up unto their own hearts lust : and they walked in their own counsels. w 13 O that my people had hearkened unto me, and Israel had walked in my ways! 14 I should soon have subdued their enemies, and turned my hand against their adoersaries. 15 The haters of the Los D should have submitted themselves unto him : but their time should have endured for ever. 16 He should have fed them also with the finest of the wheat: and with honey out of the rock should I have satisfied thee. PSAL. LXXXII. 1 The sisalmist having exhorted the judges, 5 and restroved their negāgence, 8 frayeth God to judge. A Psalm of Asaph. Go standeth in the congregation of the mighty ; he judgeth annong the gods. 2 How long will we judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked 2 Selah. 3 Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy. 4 Deliver the poor and needy: rid them out of the hand of the wicked. 5 They know not, neither will they understand ; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the eartli are out of coul'se. C I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the Most High. 7 But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes. 8 Arise, O God, judge the earth: for thou shalt inherit all notions. PSAL. LXXXIII.

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5 For they have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against thee: 6 The tabernacles of Edom, and the Ishmaelites; of Moab, and the Hagarenes; 7 Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek : the Philistines with the inhabitants of Tyre: 8 Assur also is joined with then : they have holpen the children of Lot. Selah. 9 Do into them as unto the Midianites; as to Sisera, as to Jabin, at the brook of Kison : 10 Which perished at En-dor: they became as dung for the earth. 11 Make their nobles like Oreb, and like Zeeb: yea, all their princes as Zebah, and as Zalmunna: 12 Who said, Let us take to ourselves the houses of God in possession. 13 O my God, make them like a wheel; as the stubble before the wind. 14 As the fire burneth a wood, and as the flame setteth the mountains on fire; 15 So persecute them with thy tempest, and make them afraid with thy storm. 16 Fill their faces with shame ; that they may seek thy name, O Lok D. 17 Let them be confounded and troubled for ever ; yea, let them be put to shame, and perish: 18 That men may know that thou, whose name alone is JEHOVAH, art the most high over all the earth. PSAL. LXXXIV. 1 The siro/het, longing for the communion of the sanctuori, 4 sheveth how biesoed they are that divell therein. 8. He forayco to be restored unto it. To the chief Musician upon Gittith, A Psalm for the sons of Korah. OW amiable are thy tabernacles, O Lok D of hosts 2 My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the Loit D : my heart and my flesh crieth out for the living God. 3 Yea, the sparrow hath found an house, and the swallow a nest for her

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10 l'or a day in thy courts fs better i)avid frayeth for mercy. than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness. 11 For the Lord God is a sun and shield: the LoRD will give ce and glory : no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly. 12 O Lor D of hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in thee. PSAL. LXXXV. 1 The fisalmist, out of the eaflerience of former mercies, frayeth for the continuance thereof: 8 He hromiseth to wait thereonout of considence of God's good

for’ss. To the chief Musician, A Psalm for the sons of Korah. ORD, thou hast been favourable unto thy land : thou hast brought back the o of Jacob. 2 Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of thy people, thou hast covered all their sin. Selah. 3 Thou hast taken away all thy wrath: thou hast turned thyself from the fierceness of thine anger. 4 Turn us, O God of our salvation, and cause thine anger toward us to cease. 5 Wilt thou be angry with us for ever? wilt thou draw out thine anger to all generations 2 6 Wilt thou not revive us again : that thy people may rejoice in thce 2 7 Shew us thy mercy, O Lo RD, and grant us thy salvation. 8 I will hear what God the Lor D will speak: for he will speak peace unto his people, and to his saints: but let thern not turn again to folly. 9 Surely his salvation is nigh them that o him; that glory may dwell in our l.

10 Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other. 11 Truth shall spring out of the earth; and righteousness shall look down from West. 12 Yea, the Lo RD shall give that which is good ; and our land shall yield her increase. 13 Righteousness shall go before him ; and shall set us in the way of his steps. PSAL. LXXXVI. 1 David strengtheneth his frayer by his consciousness of religion, 5 ho the stood. mess and flower of God. 11 He desireth the continuance of former grace. 14 Com/laining of the firoud, he craveth some taken of God's goodness. A Prayer of David. OW down this,e ear, () Lo R D, hear me: for I am poor and needy.

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His confidence in God. 489

3 Be merciful unto me, O Lord : for I cry unto thee daily. 4 Rejoice the soul of thy servant: for unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul. 5. For thou, Lorp, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee. 6 Give ear, O Lok D, unto my prayer; and attend to the voice of my supplications. 7 In the day of my trouble I will call upon thee : for thou wilt answer me. 8 Among the gods there is none like unto thee, O Lord ; neither are there any works like unto thy works. 9 All nations whom thcu hast made shall come and worship before thee, O LoRD ; and shall glorify thy name. 10 For thou art great, and doest wonderous things: thou art God alone. 11 Teach me thy way, O Lo R D ; I will walk in thy to: unite my heart to fear thy name. 12 I will praise thee, O Lord my God, with all my heart: and I will glorify thy name for evermore. 13 #. great is thy mercy toward me: and thou hast delivered my soul from the lowest hell. 14 O God, the proud are risen against me, and the assemblies of violent ment have sought after my soul ; and have not set thee before them. 15 But thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious, long-suffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth. 16 O turn unto me, and have mercy upon me; give thy strength unto thy setvant, and save the son of thine handmaid. 17 Shew me a token for good; that they which hate me may see it, and be ashamed : because thou, Lord, hast holpen me, and comforted me. PSAL. LXXXVII. 1 The nature and glory of the church. 4 The increase, honour, and comfort of the members thereof. A Psalm or Song for the sons of Korah. H; foundation is in the holy mountains. 2 The Lord loveth the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob. 3. Glorious things are spoken of thee, O city of God. Selah. 4. } will make mention of Rahab and Babylon to them that know me: behold Philistia, and Tyre, with Ethiopia; this man was born there.

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499 M conflaint in affliction.

PSAL. LXXXVIII. 4 frayer containing a grievousconsilaint. A Song or Psalm for the sons of Korah, to the chief Musician upon Mahalath Leannoth, Maschil of Heman the Ezrahite. O LoRD God of my salvation, I have cried day and night before thee: 2 Let my prayer come before thee: incline thine ear unto my cry; 3 For my soul is full of troubles: and my life draweth high unto the grave. 4 I am counted with them that go down into the pit : I am as a man tha. hath no strength:

5 Free among the dead, like the slain that lie in the grave, whom thou remem. berest no more : and they are cut off from thy hand. 6 Thou hast laid me in the lowest pit, in darkness, in the deeps. 7 Thy wrath lieth hard u thou hast afflicted me with o Selah. 8 Thou hast put away mine acquaintance far from me ; thou hast made me an abomination unto them : I am shut up, and I cannot come forth. 9 Mine eye mouneth by reason of af. fliction : Lo RD, I have called daily upon thee, I have stretched out my hands unto thee. 10 Wilt thou shew wonders to the dead? shall the dead arise and praise thee? Selah. 11 Shall thy loving-kindness be declared in the grave? or thy faithfulness in destruction : 12 Shall thy wonders be known in the dark 2 and thy righteousness in the land of forgetfulness? 13 But unto thee have I clied, () Lo R D ; and in the morning shall my prayer prevent thee. 14 Lok D, why castest thou off my soul? why hidest thout thy kice from me? 15 I am afflicted and ready to die from my youth up; whilt. I suffer thy terrors I am distracted. 16 Thy fierce wrath goeth over me; thy terrors have cut me off. 17 They came round about me daily like water; they compassed me about together. 18 Lover and friend hast thou put far

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PSALMS. Thankfulness for God's inergies.

known thy faithfulness to all generations. 2 For I have said, mercy Shahi be built up for ever: thy faithfulness shalt thou establish in the very heavens. 3 I have made a covenant with my chosen, I have sworn unto David my servant, 4 Thy seed will I establish for ever, and build up thy throne to all generations. Selah. 5 And the heavens shall praise thy wonders, O Lor D : thy faithfulness also in the congregation of the saints. 6 For who in the heaven can be compared unto the LoR D 2 who among the sons of the mighty can be likened unto the Lor D 2 7 God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, and to be had in reverence of all them that are about him, 3 O Lon R God of hosts, who is a strong Lo R D like unto thee or to thy faithfulness round about thee * 9 Thou rulest the raging of the sea : when the waves thereof arise, thou sullest them. 10 Thou hast broken Rahab in pieces, as one that is slain ; thou hast scattered thine enemies with thy strong arm. 11 The heavens are thine, the earth also is thine : as for the world, and the fulness thereof, thou hast founded the m. 12 The north and the south thou hast created them : Tabor and Hermon shall rejoice in thy name. 13 Thou hast a mighty arm : strong is thy hand, and high is thy right hand. 14 Justice and judgment are the habitation of thy throne: inercy and truth shall go before thy face. 15 Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound : they shall walk, O Lord, in the light of thy countenance. 16 In thy name shall they rejoice all the day : and in thy righteousness shall they be exalted. 17 For thou art the glory of their strength ; and in thy favour our horii shall be exalted. 18 For the Lo R D is our defence ; and the Holy One of Israel is our king. 19 Then thou spakest in vision to thy holy one, and saidst, I have laid help upof one that is mighty ; I have exalted orie

chosen out of the people.

20 I have found 1)avid my servant with my holy oil have 1 anointed him : 21 With whom my hand shall be established: mine arm also shall strengthen him. 22 The enemy shall not exact upon him ; nor the son of wickedness aftlict him. 23 And I will beat down his foes efore his face, and plague them that hate him. 2 : 12:..t my faithfulncss and my mercy shall be with him: and in my name shall his horn be exalted. 25 I will set his hand also in the sea, and his right hand in the rivers. 26 He shall cry unto me, Thou art my father, my God, and the rock of my salvation. 27 Also I will make him my first-born, higher than the kings of the earth. 28 My mercy will I keep for him for evermore, and my covenant shall stand fast with him. 29 His seed also will I make to endure for ever, and his throne as the days of heaven. 30 If his children forsake my law, and walk not in my judgments; 31 If they break my statutes, and keep not my commandments ; 32 Then will I visit their transgresson with the rod, and their iniquity with stripes, 33. Nevertheless my loving-kindness will I not utterly take from him, nor suffer my faithfulness to fail. 34 My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips. . 35 Once have I sworn by my holiness that I will not lie unto David. 35 His seed shall endure for ever, and his throne as the sun before me. 37. It shall be established for ever as the moon, and as a faithful witness in heaven. Selah. $3 But thou hast cast off and abhorred, thou hast been wroth with thine anointed. 39 Thou hast made void the covenant of thy servant : thou hast profaned his crown hy casting it to the ground. 40 Thou hast broken down all his hedges ; thou hast brought his strong holds to ruin. 41 All that pass by the way spoil him: he is a reproach to his neighbours.

David's com/laint and prayer. PSALMS,

his adversaries; thou hast made all his enemies to rejoice. 43 Thou hast also turned the edge of his sword, and hast not made him to stand in the battle. 44 Thou hast made his glory to cease, and cast his throne down to the ground: 45 The days of his youth host thov shortened : thou hast covered him with shame. Selah. 45 How long, LoR p, wilt thon hide those f* for ever ? shall thy wrath burn like fire 2 47 Remember how short my time is : wherefore last thou made äil men in vain 2 43 What man is he that liveth, and shall not see death 2 shall he deliver his soul from the hand of the grave 2 Selah. 49 Loop, where are th. former loying

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kindnesses, othich thou swarest unto David in thy truth 2 50 Remember, Lon D, the reproach of thy servants; how I do bear in my bosom the restroach of all the mighty people; 51 Where with thine encomies have reproached, O Lok D ; wherewith they have reproached the footsteps of thine anointed. 52 13]essed be the Lon D for evermore. Annen, and Amen. I’SAL. XC. 1 Moses setteth forth God's firovidence, 3 com/laineth of human frai!/s, 7 divine chassist ments, 10 and brevity of life. 12 He sirayeth for the knowledge and sensible coxsierience of G ore. A Prayer of Moses the man of God. ORD, thou hast been our dwellingplace in all gencrations. 2 Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God. 3 Thou turnest man to destruction ; and sayest, Return, ye children of men. 4 For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night. 5 Thou carriest them away as with a

flood ; they are as a sleep ; in the morning they are like grass which groweth up.

6 In the morning it flourisheth, and roweth up ; , in the evening it is cut own, and withereth.

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and by thy wrath are we troubled.

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492 The state of the godly.

PSAI. XCI. 1 The state of the godly. 3. Their safety. 9 Their habitation. 11 Their servants.

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them all. E that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. 2 I will say of the LoRD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God ; in him will I trust. 3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence. 4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler. 5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth

by dy ; 6.Wor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noon-day. 7. A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy, right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee. 8 Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked. 9 Because thou hast made the Lor D Thich is my refuge, even the Most High, thy habitation ;

10 There shall no evil befal thee,

neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling. 11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. 12 They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone. 13 Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet. 14 Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him : I will

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my name. 15 He shall call upon me, and I will answer him : I will be with him in trouble ; I will deliver him, and honour him. 16 With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation. PSAL. XCII. 1 The firoshet echortesh to forcise God, 4 for his great works, 9 for his judgments on the quickcd, 10 and/or his goodness to the godly. A Psalm or Song for the Sabbath day. I. a good thing to give thanks unto * the Lord, and to sing praises unto thy name, O Most High. 2 To shew forth thy loying-kindness in . morning, and thy faithfulness every night, § Upon an instrument of ten strings, and upon the psaltery; upon the harp with a solemn sound.

PSALMS. The majesty of Christ's kingdom.

4 For thou, Low D, hast made me glad through thy work: I will triumph in the works of thy hands. 5 O Lo RD, how great are thy works' and thy thoughts are very deep. 6 A brutish man knowcth not; neither doth a fool understand this. 7 When the wicked spring as the grass, and when all the workers of iniquity do flourish ; it is that they shall be destroyed for ever: 8 But thou, Lon D, art most high for evermore. 9 For lo, thine enemies, O Lo RD, for lo, thine enemies shall perish ; all the workers of iniquity shall be scattered. 10 But my horn shalt thou exalt like the horn of an unicorn: I shall be ancinted with fresh oil. 11 Mine eye also shall see my desire on mine enemies, and mine ears shall hear my desire of the wicked that rise up against me. 12 The righteous shall flourish like the alm-tree: he shall grow like a cedar in ebanon. 13 Those that be planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God. 14 They shall still bring forth fruit in old ago; they shall be fat and flourishing; 15 To shew that the Lo R D is upright: he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him. l’SAL. XCIII. The majesty, and slower, and holiness of Christ’s kingdom. HE LoRD reigneth, he is clothed with majesty; the Lok D is clothed with strength, wherequish he hath girded himself: the world also is established, that it cannot be moved. 2 Thy, throne is established of old : thou art from everiasting. 3 The floods have ified up, O Lorn, the floods have lifted up their voice ; the floods list up their waves. 4 The Lor; D on high is mightier than the noise of many waters, yea, than the mighty waves of the sea. 5 Thy testimonies are very sure : holiness becometh thine house, O Lok D,

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