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burden: his hands were delivered) PSALM LXXXIll.

the pots, j IF A song or Psalm of Asaph.

EEP not thou silence, 0 God

7 Thou ealledst in trouble, and I delivered Ibee: I answered thee in the secret place of thunder: I proved thee at the waters of Meribah. Selah.

8 Hear, O my people, and 1 will testify unto thee: 0 Israel, if thou wilt hearken unlo nie;

9 There shall no strange god be in thee ; neither shalt thou worship any strange god.

10 1 am the Lord thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt: open"thy mouth wide, and I will fill

11 But my people would not hearken to my voice; and Israel would none of me.

12 So I gave them up unto their own heart's lust ;and they walked in their own counsels.

13 Oh that my people had'hearkened d Israel had walked in

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14 1 should soon have subdued lli enemies, and turned my hand against their adversaries.

15 The Inters of the Lord should have submit led themselves unto him: but their lime should have endured foi ever

Jo He should have fed them also with the finest of the wheat: and with honey out of the rock should 1 have satisfied thee.

IT A Psalm of Asaph.

GOD standeth in the congregat
of the nighty ; he judgeih among
the gods.

2 How long will ye judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked? Selah.

3 Defend the poor and fatherless : do justice to the afilicted and needy.

4 Deliver the poor and needy: rid ihati 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 earth are out of course.

0 1 have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of die Most High.

7 But ye shall die like men, and tall like one of the princes.

8Arise,OGod, judge the earth: for titou shalt inherit all nations.

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hold not thy peace, i «,till. O God.

2 For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult: arid they Ujat hate thee have: lifted up the head.

3 They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and cousulleu against thy hidden ones.

4 They have said, Come, and let us cutthein oiffrom being a nation ; thai "lie name of Israel may be no more hi


6 For they have consulted together villi one consent; they are confederate against thee:

6 The tabernacles of Edom,and the shmaelites ; of Moab, and theHagai


7 Gebal, and Amnion, and Amalek; the Philistines, with the inhabitantsoi Tyre;

Ashur also is joined with them • they have holden the children of LoU Selah.

9Do unto them as unto the Midian tes; as to Sisera, as to Jabin,at the brook of Kison; /

10 Whidi perished at En-dor: they became as dung for the earth.

11 Make liieir nobles like Oreb, and like Zeeb: yea, all their princes iia Zeb.ih, and as Zalmunna:

12 AY ho said, Let us take to ourselves the houses ol God in possession.

13 O my God, make them like a vheel.-asthe stubble before the wind.

14 As the fire burnetii a wood, and s the flame setleth the mountains on


15 So persecute them with thy tempest, and make ihem afraid with thy storm.

16 Fill their faces with shame ; that hey may seek thy name, O Lord.

17 Lettliem be confounded and troubled for ever; yea, let them be put to

hame, and perish:

18 That men may know that tlion, vbose name alone is JEHOVAH^ri the Most High over all the earth.

PSALM LXXX1V. IT To the chief Musician upon Gittith, A Psalm for the sons of Korah. DW amiable are th> O Lord ofhoste 1 2 My soul longeth yea, even fvuntclli


The goodness and for the courts of the Loud: my heart | ;nid my flesh crielh out for the living God. I

3 Yea, the sparrow hath found a house, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, even thine altars, O Lord of hosts, my King, and my God. |

•1 Blessed are they that dwell in thy house: they will be still praisiug thee. Selah.

6 Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee; in whose heart are the wayso/* i/iem,

6 Who passing through the valley "r Baca made it a well; the lllleth the pools.

7 They go from strength to strength, evert/ one of them in Zion appeareth before God.

8 O Lord God of hosls.hear my prayer : give ear, O God of Jacob. Selnh.

9 Behold, 0 God our shield, and look upon the face of thine anointed.

10 For a day in thy courts is bettei than a thousand. 1 had rather he r door-keeper 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 grace and glory : no good thing will he withhold j'rom them that walk uprightly.

12 0 Lord of hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in thee.

PSALM LXXXV. TTTo the chief Musician.A Psalm for the sons of Korah.

LORD, thou hast been favournblt unto thy land: thou hast brought back the captivity of Jacob.

2 Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of thy people; thou hast covei' alieir 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?

6 Wilt thou not revive us again, that thy people may rejoice in thee?

7 Show us thy mercy, O Lord, and grant us thy salvation.

S I will hear what God the Lord) will speak; for he will speak peao

PSALMS. power of God.

unto his people, and to his saints:
but let them not turn again to folly.
9 Surely his salvation is nigh them
that fear him; that glory may dwell
':i our land.
JO Mercy and truth are met together;
ighteousness and peace have Kissed
each other.

11 Truth shall spring out of the earth; and righteousness shall look down from heaven.

12 Yen, the Lord 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.

TT A Prayer of David.

BOW down thine ear.O LoRD.heai
me: for 1 am poor and needy.

2 Preserve my soul; for I am holy: 0 thou my God, save thy servant that trusleth in thee.

3 Be merciful unto me, O Lord: for L cry unto thee daily.

4 Rejoice the soul of thy servant: foi into thee,Olord,do Hill up my soul.

5 For thou,Lord/"'' good,and ready to forgive ; and plenteous in mercy into all Ihem that call upon thee. 6Giveear,0 Lord, unto my prayej ,

and attend to the voice of my supplications.

7 In the day of my trouble 1 will call upon thee :' for thou wdt answer me.

8 Among the gods there is none like into thee, 0 Lord : neither are iherc any works like unto thy works.

1, All nations whom thou hast made shall come and worship before thee, O Lord; and shall glorify thy name.

10 For thou art great, and doest wondrous things: thou art God alone.;

11 Teach me thy way, O Lord; 1 will walk in thy truth: unite my heart to fear thy name.

12 I will praise thee, O Lord my God, with all my heart; and 1 will glorify thy name for evermore.

13 For great thy mercy toward me; and thou hast delivered my 60ul from the lowest hell.

14 O God, the proud are risen against me, andthe assemblies of violent men have sought after my sou), and have not set thee before them. 15Butthou,0 LoRD,a;-f a God full of

compassion,and gracious; long-suU'er and plenteous in mercy and truth.

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16 O turn unto me, and have mercy upon me: give thy strength unto thy servant, ana save the son of thy handmaid.

17 Show me a token for good; that they which hate me may see it, and beI ashamed: because thou, Lord, hast| holpenmc,and comforted me.

PSALM LXXXVII. IT A Psalm or Song for the sons of Korah.

HIS foundation is in the holy mountains.

2 The Loud loveth the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob.

3 Glorious things are spoken of lliee, O city of God. Selah.

4 1 will make mention ofRahab and Babylon to them that know me: behold Philislia, and Tyre, with Ethiopia; this man was born there.

5 And of Zion it shall be said, This and that man was born in her; and the Highest himself shall establish her.

6 The Lord shall count, when he| writelh up the people, that this man was born there. Selah.

7 As well the singers as the players on instruments shall be there: all my springs ore in thee.

PSALM LXXXVIIl. T A Song or Psalm for the sons of Korah, to the Chief Musician upon Mahalath Leannoth, Maschil of Heman the Ezralnte.

OLORD God of my salvation, 1 have cried day and night before


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 nigh unto the grave.

4 I am counted with 'them that ^ down into the pit: I am as a man that hath no strength:

6 Free among the dead, like the slain that lie in the grave, whom thou rememberest 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 upon me,and thou hast afflicted me with all thy waves. Selah.

8 Thou liast put away mine acquaintance far from me; thou hast made me an abomination unto them: Jaw shut up, and I cannot come forth.

\) Mine eye mourneth bv reason of

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affliction: Lean, L have called daily upon thee; I have stretched out my hands unto thee.

10 Wilt thou show wonders to the dead? shall the dead arise and praise thee? Selah.

11 Shail thy loving-kindness be declared in the grave? or tby faithful

ess in destruction?

12 Shall thy wonders be known in the dark ? and thy righteousness in the land of forgelfulness?

13 But unto thee have I cried, O Lord; and in the morning shall my prayer prevent thee.

11 Lord, why easiest thou off my soul? why hidest thou thy face from me?

lam afflicted and ready to die from my youth up: while 1 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 ike water; they compassed me about ogether.

18 Lover and friend hast thou put far i-om me, and mine acquaintance into darkness.

11 Maschil of Ethan the Ezrahfte.

WILL sing of the mercies of the . Lord for ever: with my mouth ill 1 make known thy faithfulness to all generations.

For 1 have said, Mercy shall 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 Loud: thy faithfulness also in the congregation of the saints.

6 For who in the heaven can be com pared unto the Lord? who among the sons of the mighty can be likened unto the Lord?

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 hiin.

8 O Lord God of hosts, who if a strong Lord like unto thee? or to thy faithfulness round about tliee?

JMmd's complaint Psj 9 Thou rulest the raging of the sea

when the waves thereof arise, thou

stillest them. JO Thou hast broken Rahab in

pieces, as one that is slain; thou hast

scattered thine enemies with thystrong


H The heavens are thine, the earth also is thine: as for the world and the fulness thereof.thou hast founded thei

12 The north and the south tboului created them: Tabor anil 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 ore the habitation of thy throne : mercy and truth Khali 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 lue day: and in thy righteousness shall they be exalted.

17 For thou art the glory of their strength: and in thy favour our horn shall be exalted.

18 For the Lord is our defence; and the Holy One of Israel is our King.

19 Then thou spakest in vision to thy Holy One, and saidst, 1 have laid help upon one that is mighty; 1 have exalted one chosen out of the people.

20 1 have found David my servant; witn my no(y oil have I anointed nim:

21 With whom my hand shall be established: . mine arm also shall ptrenglhen him.

22 The enemy shall not exact upon him ; nor the son of wickedness afflict him.

23 And I will beat down his foes before his face, and plague them that hate him.

24 But my faithfulness and my mercy shad 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.

2t; He shall cry unto me,Thou art my Father, my God, and the Rock of my salvation.

27 Also I will make him my firstborn, 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 wil I make to cn

LMS. and prayer

dure for ever, Mid ins 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 mt my commandments;

32 Then will 1 visit their transgres sion with the rod, and their iniquity with stripes.

33 Nevertheless my loving-kindness will 1 not utterly take from him, nor suffer my faithfulness to fail.

34 My covenant will 1 not break, nor alter the thing that has gone out of my lips.

3f) Once 1 have sworn by my holiness that I will not lie unto David,

36 His seed shall endure for ever, uul his throne as the sun before me.

37 It shall be established for ever, ai the moon, and as a faithful witness in heaven. Selah.

38 But. thou hast cast off and abhorred, thou hast been wroth with thine mointed.

39 Thou hast made void the covenant of thy servant; thou hast profaned his crown by 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: lie is a reproach to his neighbours.

4'2 Thou hast se*. \:p U:s right han-i of ms adversaries thou hast made all lis enemies to rejoice.

43 Thou hast also turned the edge of his sword, and bast not made him to stand in the battle.

44 Thou hastmade his glory to cease, and cast his throne down totheground.

4o The days of his youth hast thou shortened: thou hast covered him vith shame. Selah.

46 How long, Lord? wilt thou hide thyself forever? shall thy wrath burn like fire?

47 Remember how short my time i.*: wherefore hast thou made all men in

48 What man is he that liveth, ami shall not see death? shall he deliver

soul from the hand of the grave? Selah.

49 Lon.D,\vh«re are thy former lovng-kindnesses, which thou swareet

unlo David in thy truth?

50 Remember, Lord, the reproac h of Ihy servants; how I do bear in uiy

Vhe stale ana PSA hosom the rcproacli "J all the migbi_\ people;

61 Wherewith thine enemies have reproached, O Lord, wherewith they I-ive reproached the footsteps of thine anointed.

62 Blessed be IheLoRn for evermore. Amen, and Amen.

PSALM XC. TT A Prayer of Moses, the man of God.

LORL>,lhou has! been our dwellingplace in all generations.

2 Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earlh and the world, even from everlasting lo everlasting, thou art God.

3 Thou tin nest man to destruction; and sayest,Return,ye children of men.

-I For a thousand years in thy eie.lit -rday when it is past,)

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a flood; they are as a slnrp: in the morning they are like gi-<is.i whic/t growetli up.

6 Jn the morning it fiourisheth, and groweth up; in the evening it is cut down and witherelh.

7 For we are consumed by thine anger, and by thy wraih are we troubled.

8 Thou hast set our iniquities before thee, our secret sins in the light of thy countenance.

9 For all our days are passed away m thy wrath: we spend our years as a tale that is told.

10 The days of our years ore threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years.yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.

11 Who knowelh the power of thine anger? even according to Uiy fear, so is Chy wrath.

12 So teach us to number our days, mat we may apply ow hearts unto

13 Return, O Lord, how long? and let it repent thee concerning thy ser

14 O satisfy us early with thy mercy; that we may rejoice and be glad all

15 Make us glad accordingto (he days wherein thou hast afflicted us,cmJ the years wherein we have seen evil.

Ifi Let thy work appear unto thy servants, and thy glory unto their chil


i\l S. s a /tit/ of tli e godly

17 And Jet I lie beauty of the Loud Hi- God be upon us: and establish

thou the work of our hands upon ue;

yea t he work of our hands establish


lat dwellelL in the secret place the Most High, shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. 1 will fay of the Lord, He is my "uge and my fortress: my God; in lum will I (rust.

3 Surely he shall deliver thee from he snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.

He shall cover thee with his feath, and under his wings phalt thou st: his truth shall be t/iy thield and burkh-r.

Thou shalt not be afraid for (he ter In night; nor for the arrow that (lieth by day;

AW for the pestilence thai walketh darkness: nor for the destruction Uml wasteth at noon-day.

A thousand shall fall at thy eide, I ten thousand at thy right hand, 'it shall not come nigh thee. Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold ami see the reward of the wicked.

9 Because thou hast made the Lord which is my refuge, even the Most

ligh, thy habitation;

10 There shall no evil befall thee, icither shall any plague come nigh thy

d wel ling.

11 For he shall give his angels charge ver ker-p thee in all thy ways.

12 They shall bear thee up in thciihands, lest thou dash thy foot against

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 nun: I w ill set him on high, because he hath

1G He shall call upon me, and 1 witi answer him: 1 will be with him in trouble ; 1 will deliver him, our him.

16 AVith loi and show hii

PSALM, 17 A Psalm orSoi JT is a gootl ik ■*■ to UieLoRD, p to thy name,

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