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Exaltation of the Messiah. PSALMS, OXVII.-OXIX. David's devout meditations.

17 I will offer to thee the sacrificea of a Le. 7. 12. cords, even unto the horns of the altar. thanksgiving, and will call upon the Is. 25. 1. 28 Thou art my God, and I will praise

c Ec. 5. 5. name of the LORD.

thee; thou art my God, I will exalt thee.

d verse 1. 18 Ic will pay my vows unto the LORD

29 Od give thanks unto the LORD; for

e Ps. 96. 8. now in the presence of all his people,

100. 4.

he is good : for his mercy endureth for 19 In the courtse of the LORD's house,


Bor, perfect, in the midst of thee, O Jerusalem. Praise


or, sincere. ye the LORD.


f Ro. 15. 11. BLESSED are the Bundefiled in tho O PRAISES the LORD, all ye nations : 1 h Is. 25. 1. way, whog walk in the law of the LORD. praise him, all ye people.

John 14. 6. 2 Blessed are they that keep his testi2 For his merciful kindness is great 1 John 5. 6. ponies, and that seek him with the whole toward us : and the truth” of the LORD i Pr. 23. 26. heart. endureth for ever. Praise ye the LORD. 1 Jno. 3. 20. 3 Theyk also do no iniquity: they walk PSALM OXVIII.

k1Jno. 3.9. in his ways. O GIVE? thanks unto the LORD; for he is 5.18.

4 Thou m hast commanded us to keep

11 Ch.16.8,34 good; because his mercy" endureth for ever.

m De. 6. 17.

thy precepts diligently. 2 Leto Israel now say, that his mercy

11.13, 22.

5 O that my ways were directed to endureth for ever.

» Ps. 103. 17. keep thy statutes ! 3 Let the house of Aaron now say, that o Ps. 115.9, 6 Then P shall I not be ashamed, when I his mercy endureth for ever.

&c. have respect unto all thy commandments. 4 Let them now that fear the LORD P 1Jno. 2.28. 7 I 9 will praise thee with uprightness say, that his mercy endureth for ever. 9 verse 171.

of heart, when I shall have learned ythy 5 Ir called upon the LORD & in distress : y judgments righteous judgments. the LORD answered me, and set me in a

of thy 8 I will keep thy statutes : O forsake large place.


me not utterly. 6 The LORD Ś on my side; I will

BETH. not fear: what can man do unto me?

r Ps. 120, 1. 9 Wherewithal shall a youngt man 7 The LORD taketh my part with them out of dis- cleanse his way? By taking heed thereto that help me: therefore shall I see my


according to thy word. desire upon them that hate me.

& Ps. 27.1. 10 With my whole heart have I sought 8 Itv is better to trust in the LORD,

He. 13. 6. thee: O let me not wander from thy comthan to put confidence in man:

Ś for me. mandments. 9 It is better to trust in the LORD, Pr. 1. 4. 11 Thyw word have I hid in mine heart, than to put confidence in* princes.

u 2 Ch. 15. 15. that I might not sin against thee. 10 All nations compassed me about: but in v Je. 17.5, 7. 12 Blessed art thou, O LORD: teach y the name of the LORD will I n destroy them. w Ps. 1. 2. me thy statutes.

* Ps. 146. 3. 11 They compassed me about; yea, they

13 With my lips have I declared all the compassed me about: but in the name of 'per. 26, &c. judgments of thy mouth.

Ps. 25. 4 the LORD I will destroy them.

14 I have rejoiced in the way of thy 12 They compassed me about like bees ;;

n cut them

testimonies as much as in all riches.

off. they are quenched as the fire of thorns ::

15 I will meditatea in thy precepts, and for in the name of the LORD I will de

De. 1. 44.

have respect unto thy ways.

a Ps. 1. 2. stroy them.

62 Sa. 23. 6.

16 I will delight myself in thy statutes : 13 Thou hast thrust sore at me, that I Na. 1. 10.

I will not forget thy word. might fall: butc the LORD helped me.


O cut down. 14 The LORDE is my strength and song,

17 Deald bountifully with thy servant,

c Mi. 7. 8. and is become my salvation.

d Ps. 116. 7.

that I may live, and keep thy word. 15 The voice of rejoicing and salvation

e Ex. 15. 2, 6.

18 * Open thou mine eyes, that I may is in the tabernacles of the righteous: the Is. 12. 2.

behold wondrous things out of thy law. right hand of the LORD doeth valiantly.

K Reveal. 19 I am a strangert in the earth; hide 16 The right hand of the LORD is ex: Ps. 39. 12.

not thy commandments from me. alted; the right hand of the LORD doeth

He. 11. 13.

20 Mye soul breaketh for the longing that valiantly.

1 Pe. 2.11. it hath unto thy judgments at all times. 17 Ii shall not die, but live, and declare , Ps. 63. 1. 21 Thou hast rebuked the proud k that thek works of the LORD.

h 1 Pe. 5. 5. 18 The LORD hath chastened' me sore:

are cursed, which do err from thy com


i Hab. 1. 12. but he hath not given me over unto death.

22 Remove from me reproach and con19 Openm to me the gates of righteous- * Ps. 73.28. tempt;

for I have kept thy testimonies. ness : I will go into them, and I will 12 Co. 6. 9. 23 Princes also did sit and speak against praise the LORD;

m Is. 26. 2. me: but thy servant did meditate in thy 20 This gate of the LORD, into which Re. 22. 14. statutes. the righteous shall enter.

nver. 77, 92. 24 Thy testimonies also are my de21 I will praise thee; for thou hast a men of, light, and a myo counsellors. heard me, and art become my salvation. counsel.

DALETH. 22 Thep stone which the builders refused

o Pr.7.1..4. 25 My soul cleaveth unto the dust: is become the head stone of the corner. P Mat. 21. 42. quicken thou me according to thy word.

23 This is it the LORD's doing; it is Ac. 4. 11. 26 I have declared my ways, and thou marvellous in our eyes.

Ep. 2. 20. heardest me: teach me thy statutes. 24 This is the day which the LORD hath 1 Pe.2.4, 7. 27 Make me to understand the way of made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.

u from the thy precepts: so shall I talk of thy won25 Save now, I beseech thee, O LORD! LORD. drous works. O LORD, I beseech thee, send now pros- v droppeth. 28 My soul vmelteth for heaviness : perity.

9 Mat. 21. 9. strengthen thou me according unto thy 26 Blessed! be he that cometh in the 23. 39. word. name of the LORD: we have blessed you r Pr. 30.8. 29 Remover from me the way of lying ; out of the house of the LORD.

8 Es. 8. 16. and grant me thy law graciously. 27 God is the LORD, which hath shew- 1 Pe. 2. 9. 30 I have chosen the way of truth: thy ed us light;: bind the sacrifice with

judgments have I laid before me.




Prayers and pleadings.


The benefit of affliction. 31 I have stuck unto thy testimonies : 1 a Is. 49. 23.

TETH. O LORD, put me not toa shame.

6 Is. 60. 5. 65 Thou hast dealt well with thy ser32 I will run the way of thy command- 2 Co. 6. 11. vant, O LORD, according unto thy word. ments, when thou shalt enlarge my heart.

c Je. 3. 15.

66 Teach me good judgment and HE.

d Re. 2. 26.

knowledge : for I have believed thy com33 Teach me, O LORD, the way of thy De. 4. 6.

e Pr. 2. 6.

mandments. statutes, and I shall keepd it unto the end.

g Je.31.18,19.

67 Before I was afflictedy I went astray; 34 Givee me understanding, and I He. 12. 11." but now have I kept thy word. shall keep thy law; yea, I shall observe a Ps. 25. 8. 68 Thouk art good, and doest good : it with my whole heart.

Mat. 19.17.) teach me thy statutes. 35 Make me to go in the path of thy com

i Eze. 33. 31. 69 The_proud have forged a lie against mandments; for therein do I delight.

k Lu. 12. 15. me: but I will keep thy precepts with my 36 Incline my hearti unto thy testimo.

1 Ti. 6. 10.

whole heart.

He. 13. 5. nies, and not tok covetousness.

70 Their heart is as fat as grease: but I 37 B Turn away mine eyes from behold-B Make to delight in thy law. ing' vanity; and quicken thou me in thy way. pass.

71 Itn is good for me that I have been 38 Stablishm thy word unto thy ser- 11s. 33. 15. afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes. vant, who is devoted to thy fear.

m 2 Sa. 7. 25. 72 The law of thy mouth is better unto 39' Turn away my reproach which I 2 Co. 1. 20. me than thousands of gold and silver. fear: for thy judgments are good.

n verse 67.

JOD. 40 Behold, I have longed after thy pre

o Ps. 19. 10.

73 Thy hands have made me, and facepts : quickenp me in thy righteousness.

Pr. 8.11,19. shioned me: give me understanding, I VAU.

p John 10.10. that I may learn thy commandments. 41 Let thy mercies come also unto me,

q ver. 34, 144.
Ps. 111. 10.

74 They” that fear thee will be glad O LORD ; eren thy salvation, according - Ps. 34. 2. when they see me; because I have hoped to thy word.

in thy word. 42 So shall I y have wherewith to an-yor, answer

75 I know, O LORD, that thy judg

him that swer him that reproacheth me: for I


ments are 8 right, and that thou in faithtrust in thy word.

eth me in

fulnesst hast afflicted me. 43 And take note the word of truth ut.

a thing. 76 Let, I pray thee, thy merciful kindterly out of my mouth; for I have hoped & righteous- ness be Sfor my comfort, according to thy in thy judgments.

word unto thy servant. 44 So shall I keep thy law continually

8 Is. 59. 21.

77 Let thy tender mercies come unto me, for ever and ever.

t Re. 3. 19.

that I may live: for thy law is my delight. 45 And I will walk at n liberty :* for

78 Let the proud be ashamed; for they I seek thy precepts.

Što comfort

dealt perversely with me withoutó a cause : 46 I will speak of thy testimonies also

but I will meditate in thy precepts. before kings, w and will not be ashamed.

79 Let those that fear thee turn unto me, 47 And I will delight myself in thy u Jno.8.32,36 and those that have known thy testimonies. commandments, which I have loved.

Ga. 5.1, 13.

80 Let my heart be sounds in thy sta

v1 Pe. 2. 20. 48 My hands also will I lift up unto

10 Mat. 10. 18, tutes, that I be noty ashamed. thy commandments, which I have loved;


CAPH. and I will meditate in thy statutes.

Ac. 26.1,&c.

81 My soul fainteth; for thy salvation ; ZAIN.

# De. 26. 16. but I hope in thy word. 49 Remember the word unto thy servant, Eze. 11. 19. 82 Mine eyes fail for thy word, saying, upon which thou hast caused me to a hope. y verse 6. When wilt thou comfort me?

50 This is my comfort in my affliction : z Ps. 84. 2. 83 For I am become like a bottle in the for thy word hath quickened me.

al Pe.1.13,21 smoke; yet do I not forget thy statutes. 5) The proud have had me greatly in Job 23. 11. 84 How many are the days of thy serderision; yeto have I not declined from

Is. 38. 3.

vant? when wilt thou execute judgment

C2 Th. 1. 6. thy law.

on them that persecute me? 52 I remembered thy judgments of old, a Ps: 35.7.

Re. 6. 10.

85 The proud have digged a pits for O LORD; and have comforted myself.

e Ezr. 9. 3.
me, which are not after thy

law. 53 Horrore hath taken hold upon me, Sverse 138. 86 Alls thy commandments are faithbecause of the wicked that forsake thy law.

ful: they persecute me wrongfully; help 54 Thy statutes have been my songs in


thou me. the house of my pilgrimage.

87 They had almost consumed me upon 55 I have remembered thy name, O LORD,

g Ps. 63. 6.

earth: but I forsook not thy precepts.

77. 6. in the night, and have kept thy law.

h Je. 10. 16.

88 Quicken me after thy lovingkindness; 56 This I had, because I kept thy precepts. La. 3. 24.

so shall I keep the testimony of thy mouth. CHETH. i Mat. 24.34,

LAMED. 57 Thou art my portion," O LORD: I

35. 89 Fori ever, O LORD, thy word is have said that I would keep thy words. K face, settled in heaven. 58 I entreated thy « favour with my

Job 11. 19. 90 Thy faithfulness is Aunto all genewholek heart: be merciful unto me ac- | 1 to genera

rations; thou hast established the earth, cording to thy word.

tion and ge

and it ú abideth. 59 I thought? on my ways, and turned neration, 91 They continue this day according to my feet unto thy testimonies.

Ps. 89.1. thine ordinances :m for all are thy servants. 60 I made haste, and delayed not, to k He. 10. 22. 92 Unless thy law had been my delights, keep thy commandments.

I should then have perished in mine af.

Mstandeth. 61 The v bands of the wicked have robbed


i La.3.40,41. me: but I have not forgotten thy law,


93 I will never forget thy precepts : for 62 At midnight I will rise to give thanks

with them thou hast quickened me.

m Je, 33. 25. unto thee, because of thy righteous judg

94 I am thine, saven me: for I have ments.

vor, compa- sought thy precepts.

nies. 63 I am a companiono of all them that fear

95 The wicked have waited for me, to dethee, and of them that keep thy precepts.

2 Zep. 3. 17.

stroy me: but I will consider thy testimonies. 64 The earth, O LORD, is full of thy • Pr. 13. 20. 96 I have seen an end of all perfection: mercy: teach me thy statutes.

but thy commandment is exceeding broad.


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Fervent breathings.


Excellency of God's law. MEM. a Ps. 1. 2.

PE. 97 O how love I thy law! it is a my b verse 18. 129 Thy testimonies are wonderful: meditation all the day.

Is. 25. 1.

therefore doth my soul keep them. 98 Thou, through thy commandments, Pr. 1.4.

c2 Co. 4. 4, 6.

130 The entrance of thy words giveth hast made me wiser than mine enemies : 9. 4..6. light;c itd giveth understanding unto the for B they are ever with me.

B it is.

simple. 99 Le have more understanding than

131 I opened my mouth, and panted : all my teachers : for thy testimonies are

e De: 4.6, 8. for I longed for thy commandments.

2 Ti. 3. 15. my meditation.

132 Look thou upon me, and be mer. 100 I understand more than the an. y according ciful unto me, Yas thou usest to do unto cients; because I keep thy precepts.

to the cus- those that love thy name. 101 † have refrained my feet from every s Job 32.7.... not any iniquity have dominion over me.

tom toward.

133 Order" my steps in thy word : andi let evil way, that I might keep thy word. 102 I have not departed from thy judg.: Pr1, 15. 134 Deliver_me from the oppression of

h Ps. 17. 5. ments : for thou hast taught me.

man; so will I keep thy precepts.

i Ps. 19. 13. 103 How sweetk are thy words unto


135 Make? thy face to shine upon thy my & taste! yea, sweeter than honey to k Job 23. 12. servant; and teach me thy statutes. my mouth!

Ps. 19. 10. 136 Rivergm of waters run down mine 104 Through thy precepts I get under- Nu.6.25,26. eyes, because they keep not thy law. standing : therefore I haten every false


8 palate. way.

137 Righteous art thou, O LORD, and NUN.

m Je. 13. 17. upright are thy judgments.

14. 17. 105 Thy word is a $ lamp unto my

138 Thy testimonies that thou hast com

Eze. 9. 4. feet, and a light unto my path.

n Pr. 8. 13,

manded are n righteous and very faithful. 106 I have sworn, and I will perform it, Da. 9.7. 139 My zeal" hath Ķconsumed me: bethat I will keep thy righteous judgments.

cause mine enemies have forgotten thy 107 I am afflicted very much : quicken Sor, candle.

words. me, O LORD, according unto thy word. p Pr. 6. 23.

140 Thy word is very d pure: there. 108 Accept, I beseech thee, the free-n righteous- fore thy servant loveth it. will offerings of my mouth, O LORD,

141 I am small and despised; yet do and teach me thy judgments.

O faithful

not I forget thy precepts. 109 My soul is continually in my

142 Thy righteousness is an everlasting hand : yet do I not forget thy law.

9 Ne. 10. 29. righteousness, and thy law is the truth. 110 The wicked have laid a snare" for * Ps. 69.9. 143 Trouble and anguish have M taken me: yet I erred not from thy precepts. 111 Thy testimonies have I taken as

hold on me; yet thy commandments are K cut me off.

my delights. an heritage for ever: for they are the a tried, or, 144 The righteousness of thy testimorejoicing w of my heart.

refined. nies is everlasting: give me understand. 112 I have inclined* mine heart to v per- : He. 13. 15. ing, and I shally live. form thy statutes alway, even unto the end.- Job 13. 14.


u John 17.17. 145 I cried with my whole heart; hear 113 I hatė vaina thoughts : but thy law • Pr.1.11, 12. me, O LORD: I will keep thy statutes. do I love.

M found me. 146 I cried unto thee; save me, and 114 Thou art my hiding place and my w Je. 15. 16. I shall keep thy testimonies. shield: I hope in thy word.

* 2 Ch. 19. 3.

147 Ic prevented the dawning of the 115 Departd from me, ye evildoers : for I y Pr. 10. 21." morning, and cried; I hoped in thy word. will keep the commandments of my God.

148 Mine eyes prevent the night watches, 116 Uphold me according unto thy - Re. 2. 10. that I might meditate in thy word. word, that I may live: and let me not be a Je. 4. 14. 149 Hear my voice, according unto thy ashamede of my hope.

lovingkindness: 0 LORD, quicken me

T or, that I 117 Hold_thou me up, and I shall be


according to thy judgment. safe and I will have respect unto thyo Ps. 32. 7.

150 They draw nigh that follow after statutes continually.

c Ps. 130. 6.

mischief: they are far froin thy law. 118 Thou hast trodden' down all them a Ps. 139. 19. 151 Thou 9 art near, O LORD; and all that err from thy statutes : for their de- 1 Co.15.33. thy commandments are truth. ceit ish falsehood.

e Ro. 5. 5. 152 Concerning thy testimonies, I have 119 Thou p puttest away all the wicked Mal. 4. 3. known of old that thou hast founded of the earth like dross :: therefore I love . Ps.139.2,&c them fork ever.

h1 John 2.21. thy testimonies.

RESH. 120 My flesh trembleth? for fear of p causest to 153 Consider m mine affliction, and dethee; and I am afraid of thy judgments.

liver me; for I do not forget thy law. AIN.

i Eze. 22. 18. 154 Plead" my cause, and deliver me: 121 I have done judgment and justice : Lu, 21, 33. quicken me according to thy word. leave me not to mine oppressors.

1 Hab. 3. 16.

155 Salvation is farP from the wicked : 122 Be surety for thy servant for good : m La. 5. 1. for they seek not thy statutes.

n Mi. 7.9. let not the proud oppress me.

1 John 2. 1.

156 • Great are thy tender mercies, 123 Mine eyes fail for thy salvation, Ps.37.32,33: O LORD ; quicken me according to thy and for the word of thy righteousness. p Lu. 16. 24. judgments.

124 Deal" with thy servant according 9 He. 7. 22. 157 Many are my persecutors and mine unto thy mercy, and teach me thy statutes. cor, Many. enemies; yet do I not decline from thy

125 I. ain thy servant; give me under-Ps. 103. 10. testimonies. standing, that I may know thy testimonies.

8 Ps. 116. 16.

158 I beheld the transgressors, and was 126 It is time for thee, LORD, to work; * Ps. 19. 10. grieved; because they kept not thy word. for they have made void thy law.

Pr. 8. 11. 159 Consider how I love thy precepts : 127 Therefore I love thy, command- - The begin- quicken me, O LORD, according to thy ments abovet gold, yea, above fine gold. ning of lovingkindness. 128 Therefore I esteem all thy precepts

thy word

160 - Thy word is true from the begin. concerning all things to be right; and I is true. ning: and every one of thy righteous bate every false way.

judgments endureth for ever.

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thee? or,

Security of God's people. PSALMS, CXX.-CXXVI. Grateful acknowledgments. SCHIN.

al Sa. 24. 11, 3 Jerusalem is builded as a city that is 161 Princesa have persecuted me with

17. compact together : out a cause: but my heart standeth in

26. 21, 23.

4 Whither the tribes go up, the tribes of

verse 111. awe of thy word.

cDe. 17.8, 9.

the LORD, unto the testimony of Israel, to 162 I rejoice at thy word, as one that 2 Ch. 19.8. give thanks unto the name of the LORD. findeth great spoil.

5 Forc there Bare set thrones of judge 163 I hate and abhor lying ; but thy

B do sit.

ment, the thrones of the house of David.

d Pr. 3.2. law do I love.

6 Pray, for the peace of Jerusalem:

Is. 32. 17. 164 Seven times a day, do I praise thee

John 14. 27.


shall prosper that love thee. because of thy righteous judgments.

Phi. 4. 7.

7 Peace be within thy walls, and pros165 Great peaced have they which love

y they shall

perity within thy palaces. thy law: and y nothing shall offend them.

have no

8 For my brethren and companions' 166 LORD, I have hoped for thy salva


sakes, I will now say, Peace be within thee. tion, and done thy commandments.


9 Because of the house of the LORD 167 My soul hath kept thy testimonies; 1 Pe. 2. 8. our God I will seek e thy good. and I love them exceedingly.

1 John 2.10.

PSALM CXXIII. 168 I have kept thy precepts and thy tes- eNe. 2. 10.

Song of degrees timonies : forall my ways are before thee. Ps. 139.3. UNTO theeo mit I upe mine eyes, o TAU.

Pr. 5. 21.

thou that dwellest in the heavens.

g Ps. 121. 1. 169 Let my cry come near before thee, O LORD: gives me understanding ac

2 Behold, as the eyes of servants look h Pr. 2.6, 7. Ja. 1.5.

unto the hand of their masters, and as the cording to thy word.

i Jos. 24. 22. eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her 170 Let my supplication come before Pr. 1. 29. mistress; so our eyes wait upon the LORD thee: deliver me according to thy word. Lu. 10. 42. our God, until that he have mercy upon us.

171 My lips shall utter praise, when & Ps. 1. 2. 3 Have mercy upon us, O LORD, have thou hast taught me thy statutes.

Ex.15.1,&c. mercy upon us : for we are exceedingly 172 My tongue shall speak of thy word : m Is. 53. 6. filled with contempt. for all thy commandments are righteous


4 Our soul is exceedingly filled with 1 Pe. 2. 25. the scorning of those that are at ease,

n Jon. 2. 2. 173 Let thine hand help me: for Ii

and with the contempt of the proud. have chosen thy precepts.

sor, What
shall the

PSALM OXXIV. 174 I have longed for thy salvation,


A Song of degrees of David. O LORD ; and thy law is my delight.

If it had not been the LORD who was

tongue 175 Luet my soul live, and it shall praise give unto

on our side, now may Israel say; thee; and let thy judgments help me.

2 If it had not been the LORD who was 176 Im have gone astray like a lost what shall on our side, when men rose up against us; sheep: seek thy servant; for I do not

it profit

3 Then they had swallowed us up forget thy commandments.

thee? quick, when their wrath was kindled PSALM CXX. A Song of degrees.

Ś added. against us : IN

my distress I cried unto the LORD, Yor, It is as 4 Then the waters had overwhelmed and he heard me.

the sharp


the stream had gone over our soul: 2 Deliver my soul, O LORD, from ly.

arrows of 5 Then the proud waters had gone over

the mighty ing lips, and from a deceitful tongue.

our soul. 3 : What shall be given unto thee? or

6 Blessed be the LORD, who hath not

o Ge. 10. 2. what shall be $ done unto thee, thou false

p Ge. 25. 13. given us as a prey

to their teeth. tongue ?

7 Our soul is escaped as a bird out of 4. n Sharp, arrows of the mighty,

O or, a man with

the snare of the fowlers : the snare is coals of juniper.

broken, and we are escaped.

kor, Shall I 5 Woe is me that I sojourn in° Mesech,

8 Our help is in the name of the LORD, that I dwell in the tents of P Kedar!

who made heaven and earth. 6 My soul hath long dwelt with him that hateth peace.

to the hills? | THEY that trust in the LORD shall be

PSALM CXXV. A Song of degrees., 7 I am for peace: but when I speak,

as mount Zion, which cannot be removed, they are for war.

help come? but abideth for ever. PSALM .

Je. 3. 23.

2 As the mountains are round about I WILL lift up mine eyes unto the Hos. 13. 9. Jerusalem, so the LORD

is round about hills, from whence cometh my help. 1 wickedness. his people from henceforth even for ever.

2 My? help cometh from the LORD, -Is. 14.5, 6. 3 For the rod of the wicked shall not which made heaven and earth.

81 Sa. 2. 9. rest, upon the lot of the righteous ; lest 3 He will not suffer thy foot to be Pr.3.25, 26. the righteous put forth their hands unto moved: het that keepeth thee will not

t Is. 27. 3. iniquity. slumber.

u Is. 25. 4.

4 Do good, O LORD, unto those that be

v Is. 49. 10. 4 Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall

good, and to them that are upright in

Re. 7. 16. neither slumber nor sleep.

their hearts.

w Ga. 6. 16. 5 The LORD is thy keeper; the LORD

* 2 Ti. 4. 18.

5 As for such as turn aside unto their is thy shadek upon thy right hand.

y De. 28. 6. crooked ways, the LORD shall lead them 6 The sun shall not smite thee by day, Pr. 2.8. forth with the workers of iniquity: but nor the moon by night.

M returned peace # shall be upon Israel. 7 The LORD shall preserve thee from

the re

PSALM CXXVI. all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.


A Song of degrees. 8 The LORD shall preserve thyy going - Ps. 53. 6.

WHEN tho LORD u turned: again the out, and thy coming in, from this time 85. 1. captivity of Zion, we were like them that forth, and even for evermore.

v magnified


to do with

2 Then was our mouth filled with A Song of degrees of David.

them. laughter, and our tongue with singing: I was glad when they said unto me, a Is. 2. 2, 3. then said they among the heathen, The Leta

us go into the house of the LORD. Je. 50. 5. LORD hath v done great things for them. 2 Our feet shall stand within thy gates, Zec. 8. 21. 3 The LORD hath done great things for O Jerusalem.

us; whereof we are glad,


of peace.

lift up
mine eyes

should my

yor, seed

builders of afflictions ;

K my soul.


God the giver of prosperity. PSALMS, CXXVII.--CXXXIV. God's choice of Zion.

4 Turn again our captivity, O LORD, « Ps. 71. 5. 7 Let Israel hopea in the LORD: for as the streams in the south.

Ro. 8. 24.

with the LORD there is mercy, and with 5 They b that sow in tears shall reap

He. 10. 35. him is plenteous redemption.

b Je.31.9..14. in B joy.

8 Andd he shall redeem Israel from

cPs. 103. 8. 6 He that goeth forth and weepeth,

all his iniquities. bearing y precious seed, shall doubtless Bor, singing.

PSALM CXXXI. come again with rejoicing, bringing his Mat. 1, 21. LORD, my heart is not haughty, nor

A Song of degrees of David. sheaves with him. PSALM CXXVII.

mine eyes lofty: neither do I 8 exercise

basket. A Song of degrees 5 for Solomon.

myself in great matters, or in things too EXCEPTI® the LORD build the house, Ps. 30. 6. n high for me. they labour in vain that build it; ex- & walk. 2 Surely I have behaved and quieted cept the LORD keep the city, the watch- Sor, of, k myself, as a child 9 that is weaned of his man waketh but in vain.

Ps. 72, title, mother: my soul is even as a weaned child. 2 It is vain for you to rise up early, to 11 Co.3.6, 7.

3 Let Israel hope in the LORD, from sit up late, to eat k the bread of sorrows :

henceforth and for ever.

n wonderful, for so he giveth his beloved sleep.


Job 42. 3. 3 Lo, children are an heritage of the

A Song of degrees.

that are LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his

LORD, remember David, and all his reward.

it in it. 4 As arrows are in the hand of a mighty

2 How be sware unto the LORD, and man; 80 are children of the youth.

vowed k unto the mighty God of Jacob;

Mat. 18. 3. 5 Happy is the man that hath his "Ge.3.17, 19. nacle of my house, nor go up into my bed;

3 Surely I will not come into the taberquiver full of them: they shall not be

from now. ashamed, but they shall v speak with the

4 I will not give sleep to mine eyes, or

i Ge. 33. 5. enemies in the gate.

slumber to mine eyelids,

1 Sa. 2. 5. PSALM OXXVIII.

5 Until I find out a place for the A Song of degrees.

M filled his

LORD, an habitation for the mighty BLESSED mis every one that feareth

quiver with. God of Jacob. the LORD; that walketh in his ways.

k 2 Sa.7.1, &c. 6 Lo, we heard of it at Ephratah ; wo 2 Forn thou shalt eat the labour of vor, subdue, found it in the fields of the wood. thine hands : happy shalt thou be, and it

Ps. 18. 47, 7 Wer will go into his tabernacles; we shall be well with thee.

or, destroy. will worship, at his footstool. 3 Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine Job 5. 4. 8 Arise, O LORD, into thy rest; thou, by the sides of thine house: thy children

m Ps. 112. 1. and the ark of thy' strength.

i habitations. üre olive plants' round about thy table.

9 Let thy priests be clothed with right4 Behold, that thus shall the man be r Is. 3. 10. eousness; and let thy saints shout for joy.

o Eze. 19. 10. blessed that feareth the LORD.

10 For thy servant David's sake turn

pPs. 122. 1. 5 The LORD shall bless thee outt of

9 Ps. 99. 5.

not away the face of thine anointed. Zion: and thou shalt see the good of Ps. 144. 12.

11 The LORD hath sworn in truth unto Jerusalem all the days of thy life.

o Ps. 78. 61." | David, he will not turn from it, Of* 6 Yea, thou shalt seothy children's + Ps. 134. 3. the fruit of thy p body will I set upon children, and peacew upon Israel.

u Is. 65. 14. thy throne. PSALM OXXIX.

u Ge. 50. 23. 12 If thy children will keep my cove A Song of degrees.

Job 42. 16. nant, and my testimony that shall teach MANY o a time have they afflicted me 10 Ps:125.5; them, their children shall also sit upon from my youth, may Israel now


*1 Ki. 8. 25. thy throne for evermore, 2 Many a time have they afflicted me p belly. 13 For the LORD hath chosen Zion: he from my youth; yet: they have not pre- cor, much. hath desired it for his habitation. vailed against me.

y Ex.1.13, 14. 14 Thisa is my rest for ever: here will 3 The plowers plowed upon my back;

La. 1. 3.

I dwell; for I have desired it. they made long their furrows.

2 John 16.33.

15 I will - abundantly bless her provi4 The LORD is righteous : he hath cut a Ps. 68. 16.

sion: I will satisfy her poor with bread. asunder the cords of the wicked.

ror, surely.

16 Id will also clothe her priests with 5 Leto them all be confounded and b1 Co.16.22. salvation; and her saints shall shout turned back that hate Zion.

cLu. 1. 53.

aloud for joy.

d verse 9. 6 Let them be as the grass upon the house

e Mat. 13. 6,

17 There will I make the horn of David tops, which withereth afore it groweth up; 21: to bud: I have ordained a “lamps for 7 Wherewith the mower filleth not his

mine anointed. hand, nor he that bindeth sheaves his

por, candle.

18 His enemies will I clothe with shame; bosom.

1 2 Ch. 21.7.

but upon himself shall his crown flourish. 8 Neither do they which go by say, The Ru. 2. 4.

PSALM OXXXIII. blessings of the LORD be upon you': we x even to

gether. bless you in the name of the LORD.

A Song of degrees of David.
BEHOLD, how good and

how pleasant
h La. 3. 55.

Jon. 2. 2.

it is for brethren to dwell x together in A Song of degrees. OUT of the depthsh have I cried unto 42 Ch. 6. 10.

Ex.30.25,30 unity!

2 It is like the precious ointmenti upon thee, O LORD.

? Ps. 143. 2. the head, that ran down upon the beard, 2 Lord, hear my voice; let* thine ears be Ro.3.20..24. even Aaron's beard; that went down to attentive to the voice of my supplications..

m De. 4. 48. the skirts of his garments; 3 If? thou, LORD, shouldest mark ini

nEx. 34. 7.
Da. 9. 9.

3 As the dew of Hermon," and as the quities, O Lord, who shall stand ?

dew that descended upon the mountains

Ro. 8. 1. 4 But" there is forgiveness with thee, Je. 33.8, 9. of Zion: for there the LORD commanded thato thou mayest be feared.

2 Ti. 2. 19. the blessing, even life for evermore. 5 I wait for the LORD, my soul doth vor, which

PSALM CXXXIV. wait, and in his word do I hope.


A Song of degrees. 6 My soul waiteth for the Lord more

than unto the BEHOLD, bless ye the LORD, all. ve they that watch for the morning; 4 I say, morning. servants of the LORD, which by night more than they that watch for the morning.

stand in the house of the LORD.

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