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'The complaint of David. o f 70. Their ho is as fat as grease; but I delight in thy law. # o is ... for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes. 72 The law of thy mouth is better unto me than thousando, fold and silver.

73 Thy hands have made me, and fashioned me: give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments. 74 They that fear thee will be glad when they see me; because I have hoped in thy word. 75 I know, O Lord, that o are right, and that thou in faith afflicted me. - 76 Let, I pray thee, thy merciful kindness be for my comfort, according to thy word unto thy servant. 77 Let thy tender mercies come unto me, that I may sive: for thy law is my delight. 78 Let the proud be ashamed; for they dealt perversely with me without a cause: but I will meditate in thy precepts. 79 Let those that fear thee turn unto me, and those that have known thy testimonies. 80 Let my heart be sound in thy statutes; that I be not ashamed.

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81 My soul fainteth for thy salvation: but I hope in thy word.

82 Mine eyes fail for thy word, saying, When wilt thou comfort me?

83 For I am become like a bottle in the smoke; yet do I not forget thy statutes.

84 How many are the days of thy servant? when wilt thou execute judgment on them that persecute me?

85. The proud have digged pits for me, which are not after thy law.

86 All thy commandments are faithful; they persecute me wrongfully; help thou in

e. 87 They had almost consumed me upon earth; but I forsook not thy precepts. 88 Quicken me after thy loving-kindness; so shall I keep the testimony of thy mouth. LAMED. 89 For ever, O Lord, tled in heaven. 90 Thy faithfulness is unto all generations: thou hast established the earth, and it abideth. 91 They continue this day according to -thine ordinances: for all are thy servants. 92 Unless thy law had been my delights, I should then have perished in mine affliction. 93 I will never forget thy precepts: for with them thou hast quickened me. 94 I am thine, save me; for I have sought thy precepts. 95 The wicked have waited for me to destroy me; but I will consider thy testimonies.

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97. O how love I thy law it is my meditation all the day. 98 Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies: for they are ever with me. 99 I have more understanding than all my teachers: for thy testimonies are my meditation. 100 I understand more than the ancients, because I keep thy precepts. 101 I have refrained my feet from every evil o that I might o thy word. 102 I have not departed from thy judgments: for thou hast taught me. 103 How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth! 104 Through thy precepts I get understanding: therefore 1. every false way. NUN. 105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. 106 I have sworn, and I will perform it, that I will keep thy righteous ". 107 I am afflicted very much: quicken me, O Lord, according unto thy word. 108. Accept, I beseech thee, the freewill-offerings of my mouth, O Lord, and teach me thy judgments. 109 My soul is continually in my hand: yet do I not forget thy law. 110 The §: ave laid a snare for me: yet I erred not from thy precepts. 11 i Thy testimonies have I taken as a heritage for ever: for they are the rejoicing of my heart. 112 I have inclined mine heart to perform thy statutes always, even unto the end. SAMECH. 113 I hate vain thoughts: but thy law do I love. 114 Thou art my hiding-place and my shield: I hope in § . 115 Depart from me, ye evil-doers: for I will keep the §o of my God. 116 Uphold me according unto thy word, that I may live: and let me not be ashamed of my hope. 117 Hold thou me up, and I shall be safe: and I will have respect unto thy statutes continually. 118 Thou hast trodden down all them that err from thy statutes: for their deceit is falsehood. 119 Thou puttest away all the wicked of the earth like dross: therefore I love thy testimonies. 120 My flesh trembleth for fear of thee; and I am afraid of ojudgment.

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122 Be surety for thy servant for good: let not the proud oppress me. 123 Mine eyes fail for thy salvation, and for the word of thy righteousness. 124 Deal with thy servant according unto thy . and teach me thy statutes. 125 I am thy servant; give me understanding, that smay know thy testimonies. 126 j. time for thee, Lord, to work: for they have made void thy law. 127 Therefore I love thy commandments above gold; yea, above fine gold. 128 Therefore I esteem all thy precepts concerning all things to be right; and I hate every false §:

129 Thy testimonies are wonderful: therefore doth my soul keep them. 130 The entrance of thy words giveth

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137 Righteous art thou, O Lord, and upright are thy judgments. 138 Thy testimonies that thou hast commanded are righteous and very faithful. 139 My zeal hath consumed me ; because mine enemies have forgotten thy words. 140 Thy word is very pure: therefore thy servant loveth it. 141 I am small and despised: yet do not I forget thy precepts. 142 Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and thy law is the truth. 143 Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me: yet thy commandments are my delights. 144 The righteousness of thy testimonies is everlasting: give me understanding, and I shall live. KOPH

* * 145 I cried with any whole heart; hear me, O Lord : I will keep thy statutes. 146 I cried unto thee: save me, and I shall keep thy testimonies. 147 1 prevented the dawning of the morning, and cried: I hoped in thy word. 148 Mine eyes prevent the night-watches, that I might meditate in thy word., 149 Hear my voice, according unto thy

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loving-kindness: , O Lord, quicken me according to thy judgment. 150 They draw nigh that follow after mischief: they are far from thy law. 151 Thou art near, O Lord; and all thy commandments are truth. 152 Concerning thy testimonies I have known of old that thou hast founded them

for ever. RESH. 153 Consider, mine affliction, and deliver me : for I do not forget thy law 154 Plead my cause, and deliver me: quicken me according to thy word. 155 Salvation is far from the wicked : for they seek not thy statutes. 156 Great are thy tender mercies, O LoRD : quicken me according to thy judgments. 157 Many are my persecutors and mine enemies: yet do I not decline from thy testimonies. * 158 I beheld the transgressors, and was grieved; because they kept not thy word. 159 Consider ...} love thy precepts: quicken me, O Lord, according to thy loving-kindness. 160 Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments endergo # ever.

161 Princes have persecuted me without a cause: but my heart standeth in awe of thy word. 162 I rejoice at thy word, as one that findeth great spoil. 163 I hate and abhor lying: but thy law do I love. 164 Seven times a day do I praise thee, because of thy righteous judgments. 165 Great peace have they which love thy law; and Fol. offend them. 166 LoRD, I have hoped for thy salvation, and done thy commandments. 167. My soul hath kept thy testimonies; and I love them exceedingly. 168 I have kept thy precepts and thy testimonies: for all my ways are before

thee. TAU. 169 Let my cry come near before thee, LoRD : give me understanding according to thy word. 170 Let my supplication come before thee: deliver me according to thy word. 171 My lips shall utter praise, when thou hast taught me o Statutes. 172 My tongue shall speak of thy word: for all thy commandments are righteousness. 173 Let thine hand help me ; for I have chosen th jo. 174 I have %: or thy salvation, O Lord ; and thy law is my delight: 175 Let my soul o, and it shall praise 484

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seek thy servant; for I do not forget thy commandments. PSALM CXX. T A Song of degrees. IN my distress I cried unto the Lord, and he heard me.

2 Deliver my soul, O Lord, from lying

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3 What shall be given unto thee or tongue ! 4 Sharp arrows of the mighty, with coals of juniper. that I dwell in the tents of Kedar ! 6 My soul hath long dwelt with him that hateth peace. 7 i. peace: but when I speak, FSALM cxxi. TI A Song of degrees. I WILL lift up mine eyes unto the hills, 2 My help coneth from the Load, which made heaven and earth. 3 He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: 4. Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. 5 The Lord is thy keeper: the Lord 6 The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by o, 7 The Lord shall preserve thee from 8 The Lord shall É. thy out and thy coming in from this time and even for evermore. ‘s A Song of degrees of David. WAS glad when they said "unto me, Let us go into the house of th; Lord. O Jerusalem. 3 Jerusalem is builded as a city that is compact together: * of the Lord, unto the testimony of Israel, to give thanks unto the name of the Load. 5 For there are set thrones of judgment, 6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: hy shall prosper that love thee. Peace be within thy walls, and prosmy brethren and companions’ sakes, I will now say, Peacebe within thee. 9. Because of the house of the Lord our PSALM CXXIII. TI A § of degrees. NTO thee lists up mine eyes, O thou

what shall be done unto thee, thou false 5 Wo is me, that I sojourn in Mesech, they are for war. from whence cometh my help. he that keepeth thee will not slumber. is thy shade upon thy right hand. all evil: he shall preserve thy soul. PSALM CXXII. I. Our feet shall stand within thy gates, 4 Whither the tribes go up, the tribes the thrones of the house of David. po thy palaces. God I will seek thy good. that dwellest in the heavens,

eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her mistress; so our eyes wait upon the LoRD our God, until that he have mercy upon us. 3 Have mercy upon us, O Lord, have mercy upon us: for we are exceedingly filled with contempt. 4 Our soul is exceedingly filled with the scorning of those that are at ease, and with the contempt of the proud. PSALM CXXIV. T. A Song of degrees of David. F it had not been the Lord who was on our side, now may Israel say: 2-If it had not been the Lond who was on our side, when men rose up against us: 3 Then they had swallowed us up quick, when their wrath was kindled against us: 4 Then the waters had overwhelmed us, the stream had gone over our soul: 5 Then the proud waters had gone over our soul. 6 Blessed be the Lord, who hath not given us as a prey to their teeth. 7 Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers: the snare is broken, and we are escaped. 8 Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth. PSALM CXXV. T \ Song of degrees. HEY that trust in the Lord shall be as mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abideth for ever. 2.4s the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the Lord is round about his people from henceforth even for ever. 3 For the rod of the wicked shall not rest upon the lot of the righteous; lest the righteous put forth theirhands untoiniquity. 4 Dogood,0Lord, unto those that begood, and to them that are upright in their hearts. 5 As for such as turn aside unto their crooked ways, the Lord shall, lead them forth with the workers of iniquity: but peace shall be upon Israel. PSALM CXXVI. ‘s A Song of degrees. HEN the Lord turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream. 2 Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen, The Lord hath done great things for them. 3 The Lord hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad. , 4 Turn again our ority,o LoRD, as the streams in the south. 5 They that sow in tears shall reap o 6 He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his

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PSALM CXXVII. ‘s A Song of degrees for Solomon. XCEPT the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the Lorp keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain. 2. It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep. 3 Lo, children are a heritage of the LoRD : and the fruit of the womb is his reward. 4 As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth. § Ha py is the man that hath his quiver full of them : they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in

the gate. PSALM CXXVIII. TIA Song of degrees. Bop is every one that feareth the LoRD ; that walketh in his ways. 2 For thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands : happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee. 3 Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of thine house: thy children like olive-plants round about thy table. 4 Behold, that thus shall the man be blessed that feareth the Lord. 5 The Lord shall bless thee out of Zion: and thou shalt see the good of Jerusalem all the days of thy i. 6 Yea, thou shalt see thy children's children, and peace upon Israel. PSALM CXXIX. T A Song of degrees. ANY a time ão. they afflicted me from my youth, may Israel now say: 2 Many a time have t ‘. afflicted me from my youth: yet they have not prevo. o: loughed 3 e ploughers ploughed upon m back : the p. e lo Fo ... y 4 The Lond is righteous: he hath cut asunder the cords of the wicked. 5 Let them all be confounded and turned back that hate Zion. 6 Let them be as the grass upon the house-tops, which withereth afore it grow

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7 Wherewith the mower filleth not his hand; nor he that bindeth sheaves his bosom.

8 Neither do they which go by, say, we bless you in the name of the Lord. . PSALM CXXX. O%. of the depths have I cried unto thee, O Lord. be attentive tothe voiceofmy supplications S If thou, Lord ...”. ini

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4 But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared. 5 I wait for the Lorp, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope. 6 My soul waiteth for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning: Isay, more than they that watch for the mornin 7 Let Israel hope in the LoRD : for .# the Lord there is mercy, and with him is plenteous redemption. 8 And he shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities. PSALM CXXXI. ‘s A Song of degrees of David. L9. my heart is not haughty, nor mine eyes lofty; neither do I exercise . in great matters, or in things too high for me. 2 Surely I have behaved and quieted myself as a child that is weaned of his mother: my soul is even as a weaned child. 3 Let Israel hope in the LoRD from henceforth and for ever. PSALM CXXXII. T A . of degrees. ORD, remember David, and all his afflictions: 2 How he sware unto the Lord, and vowed unto the mighty God of Jacob ; 3. Surely I will not come into the tabernacle of my house, nor go up into my bed; 4 I will not give sleep to mine eyes, or slumber to mine eyelids, 5 Until I find out a place for the Lord, a habitation for the mighty God of Jacob. 6 Lo, we heard of it at Ephratah: we found it in the fields of the wood. 7 We will go into his tabernacles: we will worship at his footstool. 8 Arise, O Lord, into thy rest; thou, and the ark of thy strength. 9 Let thy priests be clothed with righteousness; and let thy saints shout for joy. 10 For thy servant David’s sake turn not away the face of thine anointed. 11 The Lord hath sworn in truth unto David; he will not turn from it; Of the fruit of thy body will I set upon thy throne. 12 If thy children will keep my covenant and my testimony that, I shall teach

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thy throne for evermore. 13 For the Lord hath chosen Zion; he hath desired it for his habitation. 14 This is my rest for ever: here will I dwell; for I have desired it. 15 i will abundantly bless her provision: I will satisfy her poor with bread. 16 I will also clothe her priests with salvation, and her saints shall shout aloud for iov. ** O o There will I make the horn of David to bud: I have ordained a lamp for

The blessing of the Lord be upon you: M A Song of degrees. 2 Lond, hear my voice: let thine ears quities, Ó Lomb, who has stand?

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Of the communion of saints. shame: but upon himself shall his crown

flourish. PSALM CXXXIII. TIA Song of degrees of David. Boo how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! 2 It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron’s ‘beard : that went down to the skirts of his garments; 3. As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the Lord commanded the blessing, even life for evermore. PSALM CXXXIV. T_A Song of degrees. Bo: bless ye the Lorto, all ye servants of the Lord, which by night stand in the house of the Lord. 2 Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, and bless the Lord. 3 The Lord that made heaven and earth bless thee out of Zion. PSALM CXXXV. Polo ye the Lord. Praise ye the name of the Lord ; praise him, O ye servants of the LoRD. 2 Ye that stand in the house of the LoRD, in the courts of the house of our God, 3. Praise ye the Lord ; for the Lord is good; sing praises unto his name; for it is pleasant. 4 For the Lord hath chosen Jacob unto himself,and Israel for his peculiar treasure. 5 For I know that the LoRD is great, and that our Lord is above all gods. 6 Whatsoever the Lord pleased, that did he in heaven, and in earth, in the seas, and all deep places.

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the ends of the earth; he maketh lightnings for the rain; he bringeth the wind out %. ... first-b f 8 o Smote the first-born O t both of man and beast. Egypt, 9 Who sent tokens and wonders into the midst of thee, O Egypt, upon Pharaoh, and upon all his servants. 10 Who smote great nations, and slew mighty kings; I1 Sihon king of the Amorites, and Og king of Bashan, and all the kingdoms of Canaan: 12 And gave their land for a heritage, a heritage unto Israel his people. 13 Thy name, O Lord, endureth for ever; and thy memorial, O Lord, throughout all genefations. 14 For the Lord will judge his people, and he will repent himself concerning his servants. 15 The idols of the heathen ore silver and gold, the work of men's hands.


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not; eyes have they, but they see not. hey have ears, but they hear not; neither is there any breath in their mouths. 18 They that make them are like unto them: so is every one that trusteth in them. 19 Bless the Lord, O house of Israel: bless the Lord, O house of Aaron : 20 Bless the Lord, O house of Levi: ye that fear the Lord, bless the Lorp. 21 Blessed be the Lord out of Zion, which dwelleth at Jerusalem. Praise ye the Lord. PSALM CXXXVI. GIVE thanks unto the Lord ; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.

2 O give thanks unto the God of gods: for his mercy endureth for ever. 3 O give thanks to the LoRD of lords: for his mercy endureth for ever. 4 To him who alone doeth great wonders : for his mercy endureth for ever. 5 To him that by wisdom made the heavens: for his mercy endureth for ever. 6 To him that stretched out the earth above the waters: for his mercy endureth for ever. 7 To him that made great lights: for his m; endureth for ever: 8 The sun to rule by day: for his mercy endureth for ever: 9 The moon and stars to rule by night: for his mercy endureth for ever. 10. To him that smote Egypt in their first-born: for his mercy endureth for ever: 11 And brought out Israel from among them: for his mercy endureth for ever: 12 With a strong hand, and with a stretched out arm : for his mercy endureth for ever. 13 To him which divided the Red sea into parts: for his mercy endureth for ever: 14 And made Israel to pass through the midst of it: for his mercy endureth for ever: 15 But overthrew Pharaoh and his host in the Red sea: for his mercy endureth for eyer. 16 To him which led his people through the wilderness: for his mercy endureth for ever. 17 To him which smote great kings: for his mercy endureth for ever: 18 And slew famous kings: for his mercy endureth for ever: 19 Sihon king of the Amorites: for his mercy endureth for ever: 20 And Og the king of Bashan : for his mercy endureth for ever: 21 And gave their land for a heritage: for his mercy endureth for ever: 22 Even a heritage unto lsrael his servant: for his mercy endureth for ever. 23 Who remembered us in our low es

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tate : for his mercy endureth for ever. , 24 And hath redeemed us from our

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