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4 I have not sat with men of falsehood;

Neither will I go in with dissemblers. 5 I hate the gathering of evil-doers,

And will not sit with the wicked. 6 I will wash my hands in innocency;

So will I compass Thine altar, O LORD, 7 That I may make the voice of thanksgiving

to be heard,
And tell of all Thy wondrous works.

8 LORD, I love the habitation of Thy house,

And the place where Thy glory dwelleth. 9 Gather not my soul with sinners,

Nor my life with men of blood; 10 In whose hands is craftiness,

And their right hand is full of bribes. 11 But as for me, I will walk in mine integrity;

Redeem me, and be gracious unto me. 12 My foot standeth in an even place;

In the congregations will I bless the LORD.

A Psalm of Confidence

27 [A Psalm] of David.

The LORD is my light and my salvation;

whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life; of

whom shall I be afraid? 2 When evil-doers came upon me to eat up

my flesh,

Even mine adversaries and my foes, they

stumbled and fell. 3 Though a host should encamp against me,

My heart shall not fear;

Though war should rise up against me,

Even then will I be confident. 4 One thing have I asked of the LORD, that

will I seek after: That I may dwell in the house of the LORD

all the days of my life, To behold the graciousnes

ness of the LORD, and to visit early in His temple. 5 For He concealeth me in His pavilion in

the day of evil; He hideth me in the covert of His tent; He lifteth me up upon

rock. 6 And now shall my head be lifted up above

mine enemies round about me; And I will offer in His tabernacle sacrifices

with trumpet-sound; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the


7 Hear, O LORD, when I call with my voice,

And be gracious unto me, and answer me, 8 In Thy behalf my heart hath said: 'Seek ye

My face';
Thy face, LORD, will I seek.
9 Hide not Thy face from me;

Put not Thy servant away in anger;
Thou hast been my help;
Cast me not off, neither forsake me, O God

of my salvation. 10 For though my father and my mother have

forsaken me,
The LORD will take me up.

11 Teach me Thy way, O LORD;

And lead me in an even path,

Because of them that lie in wait for me. 12 Deliver me not over unto the will of mine

adversaries; For false witnesses are risen up against me,

and such as breathe out violence, 13 If I had not believed to look upon the good

ness of the LORD
In the land of the living!
14 Wait for the LORD;

Be strong, and let thy heart take courage;
Yea, wait thou for the LORD.

In Sickness

30 | A Psalm; a Song at the Dedication of the

House; of David.

2 I will extol Thee, O LORD, for- Thou hast

raised me up, And hast not suffered mine enemies to re

joice over me.

3 O LORD my God,

I cried unto Thee, and Thou didst heal me; 4 O LORD, Thou broughtest up my soul from

the nether-world; Thou didst keep me alive, that I should not

go down to the pit. 5 Sing praise unto the LORD, Oye His godly

And give thanks to His holy name.
6 For His anger is but for a moment,

His favour is for a life-time;
Weeping may tarry for the night,
But joy cometh in the morning.

7 Now I had said in my security:

'I shall never be moved.' 8 Thou hadst established, O LORD, in Thy

favour my mountain as a strongholdThou didst hide Thy face; I was affrighted. 9 Unto Thee, O LORD, did I call,

And unto the LORD I made supplication: 10 'What profit is there in my blood, when I go

I down to the pit? Shall the dust praise Thee? shall it declare

Thy truth? 1 Hear, O LORD, and be gracious unto me;

LORD, be Thou my helper.' 12 Thou didst turn for me my mourning into

dancing; Thou didst loose my sackcloth, and gird me

with gladness; 13 So that my glory may sing praise to Thee,

and not be silent; O LORD my God, I will give thanks unto Thee

for ever.

At Peace with God 32 {A Psalm] of David. Maschil. Happy is he whose transgression is forgiven,

whose sin is pardoned. 2 Happy is the man unto whom the LORD

counteth not iniquity, And in whose spirit there is no guile. 3 When I kept silence, my bones wore away

Through my groaning all the day long. 4 For day and night Thy hand was heavy upon


My sap was turned as in the droughts of summer.

Selah 5 I acknowledged my sin unto Thee, and mine

iniquity have I not hid; I said: 'I will make confession concerning my

transgressions unto the LORD'And Thou, Thou forgavest the iniquity of


my sin.

6 For this let every one that is godly pray unto

Thee in a time when Thou mayest be

found; Surely, when the great waters overflow, they

will not reach unto him. 7 Thou art my hiding-place; Thou wilt pre

serve me from the adversary; With songs of deliverance Thou wilt compass me about.

Selah 8 I will instruct thee and teach thee in the

way which thou shalt go; I will give counsel, Mine eye being upon

thee.' 9 Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which

have no understanding;
Whose mouth must be held in with bit and

That they come not near unto thee.

10 Many are the sorrows of the wicked; But he that trusteth in the LORD, mercy com

passeth him about. u Be glad in the LORD, and rejoice, ye righteous; And shout for joy, all ye that are upright in


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