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An invitation to praise. PSALMS, OXXXV.-CXXXVIII. The sorrows of captivity.

2 Lift« up your hands in B the sanc- al Ti. 2. 8. 10 Tob him that smote Egypt in their tuary, and bless the LORD.

6 Ps.135.8, &c firstborn: for his mercy endureth for ever: 3 The LORD, that made heaven and

Ex. 12. 29.

11 And brought out Israel from among earth, bless thee out of Zion.

Bor, holiness, them: for his mercy endureth for ever:

1 Ch.16. 29. PSALM OXXXV.

12 With a strong, hand, and with a PRAISE ye the LORD.

cPs. 145. 1. Praise C

stretched out arm: for his mercy endurye

Ne. 9. 5. the name of the LORD; praise him, O ye Ps.78. 13.

eth for ever.

13 To him which dividedd the Red Sea servants of the LORD. 2 Yee that stand in the house of the LORD, e Ps. 92. 13.

Ex.14.21,22 into parts: for his mercy endureth for ever. in the courts of the house of our God,

14 And made Israel to pass through the 3 Praise the LORD; for the LORD is | Ps. 147. 1.

shaked off. midst of it: for his mercy endureth for ever: good : sing praises unto his name; fors it

15 But yoverthrow Pharaoh and his

g Ex. 19. 5. host in the Red Sea : for his mercy enis pleasant.

De. 7. 6, 7. dureth for ever, 4 For, the LORD hath chosen Jacob 1 Pe. 2.9. unto himself, and Israel for his peculiar Ex. 13. 18.

16 To him which led' his people through treasure.

De. 8. 15.

the wilderness : for his mercy endureth for 5 For I know that the LORD is great,

i Ps.33.9, 11. ever.

Da. 4. 35. 17 To him which smote great kings : and that our Lord is above all gods.

k De. 29. 7. 6 Whatsoeveri the LORD pleased, that

for his mercy endureth for ever:

I Nu. 21. 21, 18 And k slew famous kings: for his did he in heaven, and in earth, in the


mercy endureth for ever: seas, and all deep places.

m Je. 14. 22. ✓ Hem causeth the vapours to ascend

19 Sihon' king of the Amorites : for his

Zec. 10. 1. from the ends of the earth: hen maketh n Je. 10. 13.

mercy endureth for ever: lightnings for the rain : he bringeth the Jos.12.1,&c

20 And Og the king of Bashan: for his wind out of his treasuries.

p Ex. 12. 29. mercy endureth for ever: 8 Who smoter the firstborn of Egypt, 8 from man

21 And gave' their land for an herio both of man and beast.


tage: for his mercy endureth for ever: 9 Who sent tokens 9 and wonders into 1 Ex.VII.&c.

22 Even an heritage unto Israel his the midst of thee, O Egypt, upon Pha

* De. 32. 36.-) servant: for his mercy endureth for ever. Lu. 1. 43.

23 Who remembered" us in our low raoh, and upon all his servants.

& Nu. 21. 24.. estate: for his mercy endureth for ever: 10 Whoi smote great nations, and slew mighty kings;

24 And hath redeemed us from our

Ps. 136. 17, enemies : for his mercy endureth for ever. 11 Sihon king of the Amorites, and Og

&c. king of Bashan, and all the kingdoms + Ps. 145. 15. his mercy endureth for ever.

25 Whot giveth food to all flesh: for of Canaan :

u Jos. 12. 7.

26 O give thanks unto the God of hea. 12 And gave u their land for an heritage, Ps. 44. 1..3.

78. 55. an heritage unto Israel his people.

ven: for his mercy endureth for ever.

PSALM CXXXVII. 13 Thy name, O LORD, endureth for • Ex. 3. 15.

By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat ever; and thy memorial, O LORD, through- Što generaout $ all generations.

tion and down, yea, we wept, when we remem. 14 For the LORD will judge his

generation. bered Zion. people, and he will repent himself con

w De. 32. 36.

2 We hanged our harps upon the wil. cerning his servants.

* Ps.115.4,&c lows in the midst thereof.

Is.44.12,&c. 15 Theæ idols of the heathen are silver

3 For there they that carried us away and gold, the work of men's hands.

in the words captive required of us na song: and they 16 They have mouths, but they speak

of a song

that wasted y us required of us mirth,

O laid us on not; eyes have they, but they see not;

saying, Sing us one of the songs of Zion.

heaps. 17 They have ears, but they hear not;

4 How shall we sing the LORD's song neither is there any breath in their mouths. y Ps. 79. 1.

in a k strange land ? 18 They that make them are like unto

kland of a

5 If: I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let them : so is every one that trusteth in them.

my right hand

forget her cunning.

6 If I do not remember thee, let my 19 Bless the LORD, O house of Israel: Da.6.10, 11. bless the LORD, O house of Aaron:

a Ps. 84. 10. tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth; 20 Bless the LORD, O house of Levi: a the head

if I prefere not Jerusalem above Amy ye that fear the LORD, bless the LORD.

of my joy. 21 Blessed be the LORD out of Zion, u make bare.

7 Remember, O LORD, the children of which dwelleth at Jerusalem. Praise ye 6 Is.13.1, &c.

Edom in the day of Jerusalem ; who said, the LORD.

Re. 18. 6.

u Rase it, rase it, even to the foundation


v wasted. PSALM CXXXVI.

8 O daughter of Babylon, whob art to O GIVE thanks unto the LORD ; for he Ps. 119. 68: be v destroyed; happy shall he be that

di Ch.16.34. is good : ford his mercy endureth for ever.

of rewardeth thee as thou hast served us.

2 Ch. 20. 21. Ž O give thanks unto thee God of gods :

9 Happy shall he be that taketh and for his mercy endureth for ever.

dasheth thy little ones against the p stones. 3O give thanks to the Lord of lords :

unto thee

PSALM CXXXVIII. for his mercy endureth for ever.

A Psalm of David. 4 To him who alones doeth great won.

which thou I WILL praise thee with my whole ders: for his mercy endureth for ever. didst to us. heart; before the gods will I sing praise

5 To him that ở by wisdom made the e De. 10. 17. unto thee. heavens : for his mercy endureth for ever. Ps. 82. 1. 2 I will worship toward thy holy tem

6 To him that stretched outh the earth rock. ple, and praise thy name for thy loving, above the waters: for his mercy endureth TPs. 72. 18. kindness and for thy truth : fori thou hast for ever.

g Pr. 3. 19. magnified thy word above all thy name. 7 To him that made great lights : for Ge. 1.9, &c. 3 In the day when I cried thou an. his mercy endureth for ever :

Je. 10. 12. sweredst me, and strengthenedst me with 8 The sun to rule by day: for his Is. 42. 21.

strength in

my soul. mercy endureth for ever :

o for the

4 All the kings of the earth shall praise 9 The moon and stars to rule by night: rulings. thee, O LORD, when they hear the words for his mercy endureth for ever.

of thy mouth.

chief joy.

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God's omniscience.

PSALMS, CXXXIX.-CXLII. Complaints and petitions. 5 Yea, they shall sing in the ways of the a Is. 57. 15.

PSALM CXL. LORD: for great is the glory of the LORD.

To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. 6 Though a the LORD be high, yet hath

1 Pe. 5.5. DELIVER

me, O LORD, from the evil he respect unto the lowly: but the proud B man of man : preserve me from the ß violent man;

violences. he knoweth afar off.

2 Which imagine mischiefs in their 7 Though I walk in the midst of trouble, 6 Mi. 7. 8. 9. heart: continually are they gathered to. thou wilt revive me; thou shalt stretch Ro: 3. 13. gether for war. forth thine hand against the wrath of mine Phi. 1. 6, 3 They have sharpened their tongues enemies, and thy right hand shall save me.

1 Th.5.21. like a serpent;, adders’ poisono is under 8 The LORD will perfect d that which Je. 17. 10.

their lips. Selah. concerneth me: thy mercy, O LORD, en- Re. 2. 23. 4 Keep me, O LORD, from the hands dureth for ever: forsake not the works of 42 Ki. 6. 12. of the wicked; preserve me from the thine own hands.

19. 27. violent man; who have purposed to over

h Mat. 9. 4. PSALM CXXXIX.

throw my goings. To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.

Jno.2.24,25. 5 The proud have hid a snare for me, and O LORD, thou hast searched me, and yor, win- cords : they have spread a net by the way. known me.

noucest. side: they have set gins for me. Selah.

6 I said unto the LORD, Thou art my ? Thou? knowest my downsitting and He. 4. 13. mine uprising; thouh understandest my Sor, let them God: hear the voice of my supplications, thought afar off.

not be ex

O LORD. 3 Thou y compassest my path and my

alted. 70 GOD the Lord, the strength of my lying down, and art acquainted with all k Je. 23. 24. salvation, thou hast covered my head in

Jon. 1. 3. the day of battle. my ways.

1 Ps. 11. 6. 4 For there is not a word in my tongue, m Am. 9. 2.4. the wicked; further not his wicked de

8 Grant not, O LORD, the desires of but, lo, O LORD, thou knowest it altogether. n Job 26. 6. 5 Thou hast beset me behind and be

vice, 8 lest they exalt themselves. Selah.

Pr. 15. 11. fore, and laid thine hand upon me,

9 As for the head of those that compass

Ś a man of 6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for

tongue; or, lips cover them.

me about, let the mischief of their own me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it.

an evil 7' Whithers shall I go from thy Spirit ? speaker, a

10 Let? burning coals fall upon them: or whither shall I flee from thy presence ? wicked

let them be cast into the fire; into deep 8 Ifm I ascend up into heaven, thou art

man of pits, that they rise not up again. there: if I make my bed in hell,n behold,

violence, 11 Let not Ś an evil speaker be establishthou art there.

ed in the earth: evil shall hunt the vio

blished in 9 If I take the wings of the morning, and

lent man to overthrow him.

the earth : dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;

12 Io know that the LORD will maintain

let him be 10 Even there shall thy hand lead me, hunted to

the cause of the afflicted, and the right of and thy rigbt hand shall hold me.

11 If I say, Surely the darkness shall throw. 13 Surely the righteous shall give thanks cover me; even the night shall be light 01 Ki. 8. 45.

unto thy name: the upright shall dwell about me.

in thy presence.

n darkeneth. 12 Yea, the darkness n hideth not from

PSALM CXLI. A Psalm of David.

p Da. 2. 22. thee :P but the night shineth as the day: 8the as is the

LORD, I cry unto thee:

make haste darkness and the light are both alike to thee.

darkness, 80

unto me; give ear unto my voice, when 13 For thou hast possessed my reins : thou

is the light. I cry unto thee. hast covered me in my mother's womb.

K directed.

2 Let my prayer be k set forth before 14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully

thee as incense, and the lifting up of my

9 Re. 5. 8. and wonderfully made: marvellous are

hands as the evening sacrifice. thy works : and that my soul knoweth a greatly.

3 Set a watch, 0 LORD, before my ^ right well.

Mor, strength, mouth: keep the door of my lips. 15 My M substance was not hid from thee,

or, body.

4 Incline not my heart to any evil thing, when I was made in secret, and curiously Job 10.8, 9. to practise wicked works with men that

& Pr. 23. 6. wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.

work iniquity: and let me not eat of 16 Thine eyes did see my substance, yet vall of them. their dainties.. being unperfect; and in thy book v

it or, what

5 Let the righteous smite me; pit shall members were written, a which in conti- days they be a kindness: and let him reprove me;

should be nuance were fashioned, when as yet there

fashioned. was none of them.

it shall be an excellent oil, which shall not 17 How precious also are thy thoughts

break my head: for yet my prayer also por, kindly, I shall be in their calamities. and

reprove unto me, O God! how great t is the sum

me; let not

6 When their judges are overthrown in of them!

stony places, they shall hear my words ; 18 If I should count them, they are more

cious oil for they are sweet. in number than the sand : when I awake,

7 Our bones are scattered at the grave's I am still with thee.


mouth, as when one cutteth and cleaveth

t Ps. 40. 5. 19 Surely thou wilt slay the wicked,

wood upon the earth. O God: depart from me, therefore, ye

u 2 Sa. 23. 1. o make.

8 But mine eyes are unto thee, O GOD bloody men.


the Lord : in thee is my trust, o leave 20 For they speak against thee wickedly, +2 Ch. 19. 2. not my soul - destitute. and thine enemies take thy name in vain. w Pr. 13. 14. 9 Keep me from the snares - which they 21 Doo not I hate them, O LORD, that o pass over,

have laid for me, and the gins of the hate thee? and am not I grieved with xor, A Psalm workers of iniquity. those that rise up against thee?

of David, 10 Let the wicked fall into their own 22 I hate them with perfect hatred; I

giving ina

nets, whilst that I withal d escape. count them mine enemies.

struction. 23 Search me, O God, and know my

y way of

PSALM CXLII. heart; try me, and know my thoughts;

pain, or, Maschil x of David; A Prayer when he was in

the cave.* 24 And see if there be any 4 wicked 1902.4.10. I CRIED unto the LORD with my voice: way in me, and lead me in the way ever- *1 Sa. 22. 1. with my voice unto the LORD did I lasting.

make my supplication.

their pre

break my



Humble confidence.

PSALMS, CXLIII.-CXLV. Grateful aclcnowledgments. 2 I poured out a my complaint before Bhands. Send thine B hand from above; rid him: I shewed before him my trouble.

a Ps. 62. 8.

me, and deliver me out of great waters, 3 When my spirit was overwhelmed 102, title.

from the hand of strange children; within me, then thou knewest my path :

6 Ps. 143. 4.
c Ps. 140.5.

8 Whose mouth speaketh vanity, and their in the way wherein I walked have they

right hand is a right hand of falsehood. look on

yor, privily laid a snare for me.

the right

9 I will sing a new song unto thee, O I y lookedd on my right hand, and hand and God: upon a psaltery, and an instrument beheld, but there was no man that would

of ten strings, will I sing praises unto thee. know me: refuge Šfailed me; no man d Ps. 69. 20.

10 It is he that giveth salvation unto n cared for my soul.

Sor, victory. kings: who delivereth David his servant 5 I cried unto thee, O LORD: I said, Sperished from the hurtful sword. Thou art my refuge,e and my portions in

from me.

11 Rid me, and deliver me from the the land of the living.

n sought after. hand of strange children, whose mouth 6 Attend unto my cry; for I am brought

e Ps. 46.1. very low: deliver me from my persecu

Ps. 73. 28.

speaketh vanity, and their right hand is La. 3. 24.

a right hand of falsehood : tors; for they are strongerk than I.

g Ps. 128. 3.

12 That our sons may be as plants, grown 7 Bring my soul out of prison, that I * Ro.8.33,37. up in their youth; that our daughters may may praise thy name: the righteous shall i Ps. 146. 7. be as corner stones, polished after the compass me about; for thou shalt deal Is. 61.1. similitude of a palace: bountifullyk with me.


13 That our garners may be full, affordPSALM OXLIII.

k Ps. 13. 6. ing all « manner of store; that our sheep A Psalm of David.

119. 17. may bring forth thousands and ten thouHEAR my. prayer, O LORD;, give ear

1 Job 14. 3. sands in our streets : to my supplications : in thy faithfulness « from kind 14 That our oxen may be a strong to answer me, and in thy righteousness.

to kind. labour: that there be no breaking in, nor 2 And enter not? into judgment with ^ able to going out; that there be no complaining

bear bur thy servant: form in thy sight shall no

in our streets.

dens, or, man living, be justified.


15 Happy" is that people that is in such 3 For the enemy hath persecuted my with flesh. a case: yea,o happy is that people, whose soul; he hath smitten my life down to the m Ps. 130.3.

God is the LORD. ground: he hath made me to dwell in Ex. 34. 7.

PSALM CXLV. darkness, as those that have been long dead. 9. 3.

David's Psalm of praise. 4 Therefore is my spirit overwhelmed

Ec. 7. 26. I WILL extol thee, my God, o king; and within me: my heart within me is de

Ro. 3. 20. I will bless thy name for ever and ever. solate.

Ga. 2. 16.

2 Every day will I bless thee, and I will

n De. 33. 29. 5 I remember the days of old ;P I me- • Ps. 89. 15: praise thy name for ever and ever. ditate on all thy works; I muse on the


3 Great is the LORD, and greatly to be work of thy hands.

praised; and u his greatness isq unsearchable. 6 I stretch forth my hands unto thee : M of his

4 One generation shall praise thy works to my soul thirsteth" after thee, as a thirsty there is no another, and shall declare thy mighty acts. land. Selah.

search. 5 I will speak of the glorious honour of 7 Hear me speedily, O LORD; my spirit a Ro. 11. 33. thy majesty, and of thy wondrous v works. faileth: hide not thy face from me, ar lest I Pg. 63. 1. 6 and men shall speak of the might of be like unto them that go down into the pit. vthings, or,

thy terrible acts: and I will declare e thy 8 Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness words. greatness. in the morning ;* for in thee do I trust:

Tor, for I

7 They shall abundantly utter the mecause me to know the wayt wherein I am become, mory of thy, great goodness, and shall should walk ; for I lift up my soul unto Ps. 88. 4. sing of thy righteousness. thee.


8 The LORD” is gracious, and full of com9 Deliver me, O LORD, from mine 8 Ps. 30.5. passion; slow to anger, ando of great mercy. enemies : Irflee unto thee to hide me. t Ps. 73. 24. 9 The LORD is good to all; and his

10 Teach w me to do thy will; for thou u Nu. 14. 18. tender mercies are over all his works. art my God: thy Spirit is good ;* lead o great in. 10 All thy works shall praise thee, O me into the landy of uprightness.

Thide me LORD; and thy saints shall hless thee. 11 Quicken, me, 0. LORD, for thy

with thee. 11 They shall speak of the glory of thy name's sake: for thy righteousness' sake v Na. 1.7. kingdom, and talk of thy power ; bring my soul out of trouble.

w Mi. 4. 2. 12 To make known to the sons of men 12 And of thy mercy cut off mine ene- 1Jno. 2.27. his mighty acts, and the glorious majesty

a Ne. 9. 20. mies, and destroy all them that afflict my

of his kingdom.

y Is. 26. 10. soul: for I am thy servant.

.Hab. 3. 2.

13 Thy kingdom is o an everlasting a PSALM CXLIV.

Ep. 2. 1. kingdom, and thy dominion endureth A Psalm of David. BLESSED be the LORD my strength,

φα kingdom

throughout all generations. of all ages.

14 The LORD upholdeth all that fall, and which teacheth my hands to 4 war, and a Da. 2.44.

raiseth up

all those that be bowed down. my fingers to fight.

15 The eyes of all ß wait upon thee; and 2 My y goodness, and my fortress; my Ps.18.2.31. thou givest them their meat in due season. high tower, and my deliverer ; my shield, O Is. 45. 24. 16 Thou openest thine hand, and satisand he in whom I trust; who subdueth

¥ the war.

fiest the desire of every living thing. my people under me.

B look unto.

17 The LORD is righteous in all his 3 LORD,d what is man, that thou takest

yor, mercy.

ways, and 8 holy in all his works. knowledge of him! or the son of man, c Ps. 104. 28.

18 The LORD is nigh unto all them that thou makest account of him!

d Ps. 8. 4. that call upon him, to all that call upon 4 Mane is like to vanity: his days are

8 or, merci.

him in truth. as a shadow that passeth away.

ful, or,

19 He will fulfil the desire of them that 5 Bows thy heavens, O LORD, and bountiful. fear him: he also will hear their cry, and come down : touch the mountains, and Ps. 39.5. will save them. they shall smoke.

Is. 64. 1. 20 The LORD preserveth all them that 6 Cast forth lightning, and scatter them : Ex. 20.6. loves him: but all the wicked will be shoot out thine arrows, and destroy them.


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PSALMS, CXLVI.-CL. An invitation to praise. 21 My mouth shall speak the praise of a Re. 5. 13. tion; and as for his judgments, they have the LORD;a and let all flesh bless his B Hallelujah. not known them. Praise ye the LORD. holy name for ever and


Ps. 103. 1, PRAISE Yye the LORD.


y Hallelujah.

the LORD from the heavens : praise him

c Ps. 104. 33. in the heights. LORD, O my soul.

a Ps. 103. 20. 2 While I live will I praise the LORD:

e Is. 2. 22.

2 Praised ye him, all his angels: praise I will sing praises unto 'my God while I

Je. 17. 6, 7. ye him, all his hosts. have any being

3 Praise ye him, sun and moon: praise

8 3 Pute not your trust in princes, nor in

him, all ye stars of light.

tion. the son of man, in whom there is no help.

4 Praise him, ye heavens of heavens, 4 His breath goeth forth, he returneth Ec. 12. 7. and ye waters that be above the heavens. to his earth; in that very day his thoughts 01 Ki. 8. 27. 5 Let them praise the name of the perish.

2.Co. 12. 2. LORD :h for he commanded, and they

h Ge.1.1,&c. 5 Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob

i Re. 14. .

were created. for his lielp, whose hope is in the LORD IS. 43. 20. 6 He hath also stablished them for his God:

I Lu. 1. 53.

ever and ever: he hath made a decree 6 Whichi made heaven, and earth, the m Ps. 68. 6. which shall not pass. sea, and all that therein is; which keepeth 107. 14. ♡ Praise the LORD from the earth, ye truth for ever;

n Mat. 9. 30. dragons,k and all deeps : 7 Which exécuteth judgment for the op. Jno.9.6,&c. 8 Fire, and hail ; snow, and vapours ;

1 Pe. 2.9. pressed: which giveth food to the hungry.?

o Ps. 147. 6.

stormy wind fulfilling his word: The LORD looseth m the prisoners :

9 Mountains, and all hills; fruitful

Lu. 13. 13. 8 The LORD"openeth the eyes of the blind:

trees, and all cedars : the LORD raiseth them that are bowed Sbirds of 10 Beasts, and all cattle; creeping down: the LORD loveth the righteous : wing. things, and 'S flying fowl : 9 The LORD preserveth the strangers ; p 15. 25.

11 Kings of the earth, and all people; her relieveth the fatherless and widow: 9 Job 5.12,13. princes, and all judges of the earth: but the way of the wicked he turnetb Pr. 4. 19. 12 Both young men and maidens; old upside down.

r Ps. 8. 1. men and children : 10 The LORD shall reign for ever, even

Is. 12. 4.

13 Let them praise the name of the LORD: thy God, o Zion, unto all generations. exalted. for his name alone is nexcellent; his Praise ye the LORD.

. Ps. 92. 1.

glory is above the earth and heaven. PSALM CXLVII.

14 He also exalteth the horn of his peoPRAISE

t Ep.2.13,17. ye the LORD: for it is& good «De: 30.3, 4. ple, the praise of all his saints, even of the to sing praises unto our God; for it is

v Is. 61.1. children of Israel, a people neart unto pleasantį and praise is comely.

Hallelujah. him. Praise ye the LORD. 2 The LORD doth build up Jerusalem; he


* griefs. gathereth together the outcasts of Israel.

PRAISE O ye the LORD. Sing unto

w Ps. 100. 3. 3 Hev healeth the broken in heart, and

the LORD a new song, and his praise in bindeth up their * wounds.

1 of his un- the congregation of saints. 4 He telleth the number of the stars ; derstand

2 Let Israel rejoice in him that w made he calleth them all by their names.

ing there is him; let the children of Zion be joyful 5 Great is our Lord, and of great

no number. in their King.

* Is. 40. 28. power : 1 his understanding is infinite.

3 Let them praise his name m in the 6 The LORD lifteth up the meek : y he y Ps. 25. 9.

Mat. 5. 5.

dance: let them sing praises unto him casteth the wicked down to the ground.

with the timbrel and harp.

1 Pe. 3. 4. 17 Sing unto the LORD with thanksgiving ;

4 For: the LORD taketh pleasure in sing praise upon the harp unto our God;

the pipe.

his people: he will beautify the meek 8 Who covereth the heaven with clouds,

with salvation.

z Ps. 147. 11. who prepareth rain for the earth, who mak

a Job 38. 41.

5 Let the saints be joyful in glory : let eth grass to grow upon the mountains.

Mat. 6. 26. them sing aloud upon their beds. 9 He giveth to the beast his food, and

v throat.

6. Let the high praises of God be in to the young ravens a which cry.

6 He. 4. 12.

their v mouth, and a two edged sword 10 He delighteth not in the strength of

in their hand;

cIs. 62. 4. the horse; he taketh not pleasure in the


7 To execute vengeance upon the healegs of a man. 11 The Lord taketh pleasure in them Hallelujah. then, and punishments upon the people;

8 To bind their kings with chains, and that fear him, in those that hope in his Ps. 115. 14. their nobles with fetters of iron; mercy.

pWho mak.

9 To execute upon them the judgment 12 Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem ; eth thy bor. written : this honour have all his saints. praise

thy God, o Zion. 13 For he hath strengthened the bars of

Praise ye the LORD. o fat of wheat,

PSALM CL. thy, gates; he hath blessed thy children d

Ps. 81. 16. PRAISE Tye the LORD. Praise God within thee.

e Ps. 107. 20. in his sanctuary: praise him in the firma14 P He maketh peace in thy borders, and Da.3.5,&c. ment of his power. filleth thee with the o finest of the wheat.

Tor, cornet, 2 Praise him for his mighty acts: praise 15 Hee sendeth forth his commandment Ps. 98. 6. him according to his excellent greatness. upon earth: his word runneth very swiftly. & or, pipe, 3 Praise him with the sounds of the

16 He giveth snow like wool : he scat- Ps. 149.3. - trumpet: praise him with the psaltery tereth the hoarfrost like ashes.

91 Ch. 15.16, and harp. 17 He casteth forth his ice like morsels :

&c. 4 Praise him with the timbrel and who can stand before his cold ?

k De. 33.3, 4. o dance: praise him with stringed instru18 He sendeth out his word, and melt- Ro. 3. 2. ments and organs. eth them: he causeth his wind to blow, words. 5 Praise him upon the loud 9 cymbals : and the waters flow.

i Mal. 4. 4. praise him upon the high sounding cym19 Her sheweth his v word unto Jacob, his ; Re. 5. 13. bals. statutesi and his judgments unto Israel." k De. 4.32..34 6. Leti every thing that hath breath 20 Hek hath not dealt so with any na

praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD.

Mor, with

der peace.



B. C. 1000. 28 Then a shall they call upon me, but THE proverbs of Solomon, the son of

I will not answer; they shall seek me David, king of Israel;

a Ge. 6. 3. early, but they shall not find me: 2 To know wisdom and instruction; to

Job- 27.9. 29 For that they hated knowledge, and

Is. 1. 15. perceive the words of understanding ;.

did not choose the fear of the LORD:

Je. 11. 11. 3 Tod receive the instruction of wisdom,

30 They would none of my counsel ;

14. 12. justice, and judgment, and Bequity;

Eze. 8. 18. they despised all mye reproof: 4 To give subtilty to the simple, to the

Mi. 3. 4. 31 Therefore I shall they eat of the young' man knowledge and y discretion. 61 Ki. 4. 32. fruit of their own way, and be filled with

5 X wise man will hear, and will in- Ec. 12. 9. their own devices. crease learning; and a man of under-Job 21. 14. 32 For the turning away of the simple standing shall attain unto wise counsels; d chap. 2.1,9. shall slay them, and the prosperity of

6 To understand a proverb, and Sthe Bequities. fools shall destroy them. interpretation; the words of the wise,

33 But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall and their darki sayings.

echap. 6. 23. 7 The fear of the LORD is the n begin. Jo. 2. 19.

dwell safely, and shall be quiet from s chap.9.4,&c

fear of evil. ning of knowledge: but fools despise 6. 19.

CHAPTER II. wisdom and instruction.

My i Ps. 119.9.


if thou wilt receive my words, 8 My son, hear the instruction of thy

and hide! my commandments with thee; father, and 'forsake not the law of thy yor, advise- 2 So that thou incline m thine ear unto

ment. mother:

wisdom, and apply thine heart to under9 For they shall be an ornament of Sor, ease.

standing; grace unto thy head, and chains about Sor, an elo. 3 Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and thy neck.


* liftest up thy voice for understanding ; 10 My son, if sinners entice thee, con

speech. 4 If thou seekest her as silver, and sent" thou not.

i Ps. 49. 4. searchest for her as for hid treasures; 11 If they say, Çome with us, let us

78. 2. 5 Then shalt thou understand the fear of lay wait for blood, let us lurk privily for nor, princi- the LORD, and find the knowledge of God. the innocent without cause :

pal part. 6 Forp'the LORD giveth wisdom: out 12 Let us swallow them up alive, as the x Ps. 111. 10. of his mouth cometh knowledge and ungrave; and whole, as those that go down ? Ps. 119. 11. derstanding. into the pit:

m Is. 55. 3. 7 He layeth up sound wisdom for the 13 We shall find all precious substance,


righteous : he is a buckler to them that we shall fill our houses with spoil:


uprightly. 14 Cast in thy lot among us; let us all « givest. 8 He keepeth the paths of judgment, have one purse:

Ep. 5. 11.

and preservethr the way of his saints. 15 My son, walkę not thou in the way o Mat. 13.44. 9 Thent shalt thou understand rightwith them ; refrain• thy foot from their P 1 Ki,3.9,12. eousness, and judgment, and equity; yea, path:

Ja. 1.5.

every good path. 16 For their feet run to evil, and make Ps. 1.

1. 10 When wisdom entereth into thine

r1 Sa. 2. 9. haste to shed blood.

Jude 24.

heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto 17 Surely in vain the net is spread in

• Ps.119.101. thy soul, the a sight of any bird :

t Ps. 119. 99.

11 Discretion shall preserve thee, un18 And they lay wait for their own blood;

derstanding shall keep thee; they lurk privily for their own lives.

eyes of

12 To deliver thee from the way of the 19 Sou are the ways of every one that

every thing
that hath

evil man, from the man that speaketh is greedy of gain; which taketh away the

a wing.

froward things; life of the owners thereof.

u Hab.2.9..12.

13 Who leave the paths of uprightness, 20 u Wisdom o crieth without; she ut

1 Ti. 6. 10.

to walkw in the ways of darkness; tereth her voice in the streets;

14 Who rejoice to do evil, and delight 21 She crieth in the chief place of con-u wisdoms, in the frowardness of the wicked;

that is, excourse, in the openings of the gates : in


15 Whose ways are crooked, ý and they the city she uttereth her words, saying, wisdom.

froward in their paths; 22 How long, ye simple ones, will ye

16 To deliver thee from the: strange love simplicity and the scorners delight in

v chap.8.1,&c

woman, even from the stranger which their scorning, and fools hate knowledge ?

John 7. 37. flattereth with her words ;

w John 12.35. 23 Turn you at my reproof: behold, I a

17 Which forsaketh the guide of her will pour out my spirit unto you, I will :Ro. 1. 32.

y Ps. 125. 5.

youth, and forgetteth the covenantb of make known my words unto you.

her God.

* chap. 5. 20. 24 Becausec I have called, and ye re- a Joel 2. 28.

18 For her house inclineth unto death, fused; I have stretched out my hand, Lu. 11. 13. and her paths unto the dead. and no man regarded ;

6 Mal. 2. 14. 19 Noned that go unto her return again, 25 But ye have set at nought all my c Is. 65. 12. neither take they hold of the paths of life. counsel, and would none of my reproof;

66. 4. 20 That thou mayest walk in the way of 26 Ié also will laugh at your calamity; Zec.7.11..14 good men, and keep the paths of the righteous. I will mock when your fear cometh;

d Ec. 7. 26. 21 For the upright shall dwell in the 27 When your fear cometh as desola- e Ln. 14. 24. land, and the perfect shall remain in it. tion, and your destruction cometh as a vor, plucked 22 But the wicked shall be cut off from whirlwind; when distress and anguish up.

the earth, and the transgressors shall be cometh upon you.

v rooted out of it.

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