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An excellent orl. heart; continually are they gathered men that work iniquity: and let me together for war.

not eat of their dainties. 3 They have sharpened their 5 Let the righteous smite me; it tongues like a serpent; adders' shall be a kindness: and let him repoison is under their lips. Selah. prove me; it shall be an excellent 4 Keep me, O Lord, from the hands oil, which shall not break my head : of the wicked; preserve me from the for yet my prayer also shall be in violent man; who have purposed to their calamities. overthrow my goings.

6 When their judges are over5 The proud have hid a snare for thrown in stony places, they shall me, and cords; they have spread a hear my words; for they are sweet. net by the way side; they have set 7 Our bones are scattered at the gins for me. Selah.

grave's mouth, as when one cutteth 6 I said unto the LORD, Thou art and cleaveth wood upon the earth. my God: hear the voice of my sup 8 But mine eyes are unto thee, O plications, O LORD.

God the Lord : in thee is my trust; 7 O God the Lord, the strength of leave not my soul destitute. my salvation, thou hast covered my 9 Keep me from the snare which head in the day of battle.

they have laid for me, and the gins 8 Grant not, O LORD, the desires of the workers of iniquity. of the wicked: further not his wick 10 Let the wicked fall into their ed device; lest they exalt themselves. own nets, whilst that I withal esSelah.

cape. 9 As for the head of those that

PSALM CXLII. compass me about, let the mischief | The psalmist sheweth that, in his trouble, God was of their own lips cover them.

his refuge and portion. 10 Let burning coals fall upon Maschil of David; A Prayer when he was them: let them be cast into the fire ;

in the cave. into deep pits, that they rise not up I Cicely with my voice unto the

11 Let not an evil speaker be estab. Lord did I make my supplication.
lished in the earth: evil shall hunt 2 1 poured out my complaint be-
the violent man to overthrow him. fore him ; I shewed before him my

12 I know that the LORD will trouble.
maintain the cause of the aflicted, 3 When my spirit was overwhelm-
and the right of the poor.

ed within me, then thou knewest 13 Surely the righteous shall give my path. In the way wherein I thanks unto thy name: the upright walked have they privily laid a snare shall dwell in thy presence.

for me.

4 I looked on my right hand, and PSALM CXLI.

beheld, but there was no man that The psalmist prayelh that God would hear him; 3

and that he' vrould keep him from the power of would know me: refuge failed me; templation, 8 and from the suare of the wicked.

no man cared for my soul. A Psalm of David.

5 I cried unto thee, O LORD: I ORD, I cry unto thee: make said, Thou art my refuge and my my voice, when I cry unto thee. 6 Attend unto my cry; for I am

2 Let my prayer be set forth before brought very low : deliver me from
thee as incense; and the lifting up my persecutors; for they are strong-
of my hands as the evening sacri-er than I.

7 Bring my soul out of prison, that 3 Set a watch, O Lord, before my I may praise thy name : the rightmouth ; keep the door of my lips. eous shall compass me about ; for

4 Incline not my heart to any evil thou shalt deal bountifully with thing, to practise wicked works with me.




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The psalmist persecuted. PSALMS. Prayer for deliverance.

2 My goodness, and my fortress; The psalmist blesseth God for his mercy ; 5 and my high tower, and my deliverer ;

prayeth for deliverance from his enemies, 12 and my shield, and he in whom I trust; for the prosperity of Israel.

who subdueth my people under A Psalm of David. TEAR my prayer, O LORD, give 3 Lord, what is man, that thou

ear to my supplications : in thy takest knowledge of him ! or the son faithfulness answer me, and in thy of man, that thou makest account of righteousness.

him ! 2 And enter not into judgment 4 Man is like to vanity: his days with thy servant: for in thy sight are a

shadow that passeth shall no man living be justified. away.

3 For the enemy hath persecuted 5 Bow thy heavens, O LORD, and
my soul; he hath smitten my life come down : touch the mountains,
down to the ground; he hath made and they shall smoke.
me to dwell in darkness, as those 6 Cast forth lightning, and scatter
that have been long dead.

them: shoot out thine arrows, and
4 Therefore is my spirit overwhelm- destroy them.
ed within me; my heart within me 7 Send thine hand from above;
is desolate.

rid me, and deliver me out of great 5 I remember the days of old; I waters, from the hand of strange meditate on all thy works; I muse children ; on the work of thy hands.

8 Whose mouth speaketh vanity, 6 I stretch forth my hands unto and their right hand is a right hand thee: my soul thirsteth after thee, of falsehood. as a thirsty land. Selah.

9 I will sing a new song unto thee, 7 Hear me speedily, O LORD ; my O God: upon a psaltery and an inspirit faileth: hide not thy face from strument of ten strings will I sing me, lest I be like unto them that go praises unto thee. down into the pit.

10 It is he that giveth salvation 8 Cause me to hear thy lovingkind- unto kings: who delivereth Daness in the morning; for in thee do vid his servant from the hurtful I trust: cause me to know the way sword. wherein I should walk; for I lift up 11 Rid me, and deliver me from my soul unto thee.

the hand of strange children, whose 9 Deliver me, O LORD, from mine mouth speaketh vanity, and their enemics: I flee unto thee to hide me. right hand is a right hand of false

10 Teach me to do thy will; for hood :
thou art my God: thy spirit is good; 12 That our sons may be as plants
lead me into the land of uprightness. grown up in their youth; that our

11 Quicken me, O Lord, for thy daughters may be as corner stones,
name's sake: for thy righteousness' polished after the similitude of a
sake bring my soul out of trouble. palace:

12 And of thy mercy cut off mine 13 That our garners may be full, enemies, and destroy all them that affording all manner of store; that afflict my soul : for I am thy serv. our sheep may bring forth thouant.

sands and ten thousands in our PSALM CXLIV.

streets: The psalmist complaineth of bitter persecution ; 7 14 That our oxen may be strong to and prayeth for grace and deliverance from ene. mies.

labour; that there be no breaking in, A Psalm of David.

nor going out; that there be no com

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strength, which teacheth my 15 Happy is that people, that is hands to war, and my fingers to in such a case : yea, happy is that fight:

people, whose God is the LORD.



5 I will speak of the glorious hon- PRAISE ye the Lord. Praise the


God's wondrous works. PSALMS. Man's help is in God. PSALM CXLV.

18 The LORD is nigh unto all them

that call upon him, to all that call The psalmist praiseth God for his greatness, 8 for kis goodness, 11 for the glory of his kingdom, 14 upon him in truth. and for his saving mercy.

19 He will fulfil the desire of them David's Psalm of praise.

that fear him: he also will hear WILL extol thee, my God, Otheir cry, and will save them.

king; and I will bless thy name 20 The LORD preserveth all them for ever and ever.

that love him: but all the wicked 2 Every day will I bless thee; and will be destroy. I will praise thy name for ever and 21 My mouth shall speak the praise ever.

of the LORD: and let all flesh bless 3 Great is the LORD, and greatly his holy name for ever and ever. to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable.

PSALM CXLVI. 4 One generation shall praise thy The psalmist's purpose to praise God. 3 He cam

horleih not to trust in man. 5 The happiness works to another, and shall declare

of the man whose hope is in the Lord. thy mighty acts.



O our of thy majesty, and of thy won

2 While I live will I praise the drous works. 6 And men shall speak of the might God while I have any being.

LORD: I will sing praises unto my of thy terrible acts: and I will de

3 Put not your trust in princes, clare thy greatness.

in the son of man, in whom there 7 They shall abundantly utter the

is no help. memory of thy great goodness, and

4 His breath goeth forth, he re shall sing of thy righteousness. 8 The Lord is gracious, and full turneth to his earth; in that very

day his thoughts perish. of compassion; slow to anger, and

5 Happy is he that hath the God of great mercy. 9 The Lord is good to all; and his of Jacob for his help, whose hope

is in the LORD his God: tender mercies are over all his

6 Which made heaven, and earth, works. 10 All thy works shall praise thee, which keepeth truth for ever:

the sea, and all that therein is : O Lord; and thy saints shall bless

7 Which executeth judgment for thee. 11 They shall speak of the glory the hungry. The Lord looseth the

the oppressed: which giveth food to of thy kingdom, and talk of thy

prisoners : power;

8 The LORD openeth the eyes of 12 To make known to the sons of the blind: the Lord raiseth them men his mighty acts, and the glori- that are bowed down: the LORD ous majesty of his kingdom.

loveth the righteous: 13 Thy kingdom is an everlasting

9 The Lord preserveth the strankingdom, and thy dominion endureth

gers: he relieveth the fatherless and throughout all generations. 14 The LORD upholdeth all that widow: but the way of the wicked

he turneth upside down. fall, and raiseth up all those that be

10 The Lord shall reign for ever, bowed down. 15 The eyes of all wait upon thee; erations. Praise ye the Lord.

even thy God, o Zion, unto all genand thou givest them their meat in due season.

PSALM CXLVII. 16 Thou openest thine hand, and

The psalmist e.thorteth to praise God for his good satisfiest the desire of every living ness and mercy, and especially to his chosen pea thing.

ple. 17 The LORD is righteous in all his RAISE ye the LORD: for it is ways, and holy in all his works.

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praise the Lord. God; for it is pleasant; and praise nation: and as for his judgments, is comely.

they have not known them. Praise 2 The LORD doth build up Jeru- ye the LORD. salem: he gathereth together the

PSALM CXLVIII. outcasts of Israel.

The psalmist exhorteth all things in heaven and 3 He healeth the broken in heart,

on earth lo praise God. wounds.

the LORD from the heavens: stars; he calleth them all by their praise him in the heights. names.

2 Praise ye him, all his angels: 5 Great is our Lord, and of great praise ye him, all his hosts. power : his understanding is infi 3 Praise ye him, sun and moon: nite.

praise him, all ye stars of light. 6 The LORD lifteth up the meek: 4 Praise him, ye heavens of heavhe casteth the wicked down to the ens, and ye waters that be above the ground.

heavens. 7 Sing unto the Lord with thanks- 5 Let them praise the name of the giving; sing praise upon the harp LORD: for he commanded, and they unto our God:

were created. 8 Who covereth the heaven with 6 He hath also stablished them for clouds, who prepareth rain for the ever and ever : he hath made a deearth, who maketh grass to grow cree which shall not pass. upon the mountains.

7 Praise the Lord from the earth, 9 He giveth to the beast his food, ye dragons, and all deeps: and to the young ravens which 8 Fire, and hail; snow, and vacry.

pour; stormy wind fulfilling his 10 He delighteth not in the strength word: of the horse: he taketh not pleasure 9 Mountains, and all hills; fruitin the legs of a man.

ful trees, and all cedars : 11 The Lord taketh pleasure in 10 Beasts, and all cattle; creeping them that fear him, in those that things, and flying fowl: hope in his mercy.

11 Kings of the earth, and all peo12 Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem ; ple; princes, and all judges of the praise thy God, o Zion.

earth: 13 For he hath strengthened the 12 Both young men, and maidens; bars of thy gates; he hath blessed old men, and children: thy children within thee.

13 Let them praise the name of 14 He maketh peace in thy bor- the Lord: for his name alone is ders, and filleth thee with the finest excellent; his glory is above the of the wheat.

earth and heaven. 15 He sendeth forth his command 14 He also exalteth the horn of his ment upon earth : his word runneth people, the praise of all his saints, very swiftly.

even of the children of Israel, a peo16 He giveth snow like wool: he ple near unto him. Praise ye the scattereth the hoar frost like ashes. LORD. 17 He casteth forth his ice like

PSALM CXLIX. morsels: who can stand before his

The psalmist exhorteth to praise God for his love cold?

to Zion, 5 and for thal power which he hath giden 18 He sendeth out his word, and

to the saints

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to blow, and the waters flow.

the LORD a new song, and his 19 He sheweth his word unto Ja- praise in the congregation of saints. cob, his statutes and his judgments 2 Let Israel rejoice in him that unto Israel,

made him : let the children of Zion 20 He hath not dealt so with any be joyful in their King.



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praise the Lord. 3 Let them praise his name in the

PSALM CL. dance: let them sing praises unto | An exhortation to praise God with all kind of inhim with the timbrel and harp.

4 For the in his people: he beautify the God in his sanctuarypraise meek with salvation.

him in the firmament of his power. 5 Let the saints be joyful in glo- 2 Praise him for his mighty acts: ry: let them sing aloud upon their praise him according to his excellent beds.

greatness. 6 Let the high praises of God be in 3 Praise him with the sound of the their mouth, and a twoedged sword trumpet : praise him with the psalin their hand;

tery and harp. ✓ To execute vengeance upon the 4 Praise him with the timbrel and heathen, and punishments upon the dance: praise him with stringed inpeople;

struments and organs. 8 To bind their kings with chains, 5 Praise him upon the loud cymand their nobles with fetters of bals: praise him upon the high soundiron;

ing cymbals. 9 To execute upon them the judg- 6 Let every thing that hath breath ment written : this honour have all praise the LORD. Praise ye the his saints. Praise ye the LORD.

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