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The Jews' constancy in captivity. PSALMS. Of God's all-seeing providence.

enemies; for his mercy endureth for ever.
25 Who giveth food to all flesh: for his
mercy endureth for ever.
26 O give thanks unto the God of hea-
ven: for his mercy endureth for ever.
PSALM CXXXVII. -
BY the rivers of Babylon, there we sat
down, yea, we wept, when we re-
membered Zion.
2 We hanged our harps upon the wil-
lows in the midst thereof.
3 For there they that carried us away
captive required of us a song; and they
that wasted us required of us mirth, say-
ing, Sing us one of the songs of Zion.
4 How ore sing the Lord’s song
in a strange lands?
5 If I ". thee, O Jerusalem, let my
right hand forget her cunning.
6 If I do not remember thee, let my
tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth; if
I prefer not Jerusalem above my chief

Oy. J % 'Remember, O Lord, the children of Edom in the day of Jerusalem; who said, Rase it, rase it, even to the foundation thereof. 8 O daughter of Babylon, who art to be destroyed; happy shall he be, that rewardeth thee as thou hast served us. 9 Happy shall he be that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones. SALM CXXXVIII. * A Psalm of David. I WILL praise thee with my whole heart: before the gods wo I sing praise unto thee. 2 I will worship toward thy holy temÉ. and praise o name for thy lovingindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name. 3. In the day when I cried thou answeredst me, and strengthenedst me with strength in my soul. 4 All the kings of the earth shall praise thee, O Lord, when they hear the words of thy mouth. 5 Yea, they shall sing in the ways of the Lord : for . is the glory of the Lord. 6 Though the Lord o, et hath

he respect unto the lowly: but the proud he knoweth afar off.

7 Though I walk in the midst of trouble, thou wilt revive me: thou shalt stretch forth thine hand against the wrath of mine enemies, and thy right hand shall save me.

8 The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me: thy mercy, O Lord, endureth for ever: forsake not the works of thine own hands.

PSALM CXXXIX.

T To the chief. Musician, A Psalm of

David. O LORD, thou hast searched me...and known me.

2 Thou knowest my down-sitting and mine |...; thou understandest my thought afar off. 3 Thou compassest my path and m lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways. 4. For there is not a word in my tongue, but lo, O Lord, thou knowest it astogether 5 Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me. 6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me ; it is high, I cannot attain unto it. 7. Whither shall I go from thy Spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence? 8 If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there : if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. 9. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; 10. Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me. 11 If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me. 12 Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the ones and the light are both alike to thee. 13 For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother's womb. 14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made : marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. 15 My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. 16. Thine eyes did see my substance yet ...; unperfect; and in thy book aii my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them. 17 How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them : 18 If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand; when I awake, I am still with thee. 19 Surely thou wilt slay the wicked, O God: depart from me therefore, ye bloody inen. 20 For they speak against thee wickedly, and thine enemies take thy name in Waln. 21 Do not I hate them, O Lord, that hate thee? and am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee! 22 shate them with perfect hatred: I count them mine enemies. 23 Search me, O God, and know my heart : try me, and know my thoughts: 24 And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlast

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David prays for deliverance.

PSALM CXL. TTothe chief Musician, A Psalm of David. ELIVER me, O Lokn, from the evil man: preserve me from the violent man : 2. Which imagine mischiefs in their heart; continually are they gathered togeois; War. 3 They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent ; adders’ poison is under their lips. Selah. 4 Keep me, O Lord, from the hands of the wicked ; preserve me from the violent man; who have purposed to overthrow my goings. 5. The proud have hid a snare for me, and cords; they have spread a net by the way side; they have set gins for me. §h.

6 I said unto the Lond, Thou art my God: hear the voice of my supplications, LoRd. 7 O God the Lord, the strength of my salvation, thou hast covered my head in the day of battle. 8 Grant not, O Lord, the desires of the wicked : further not his wicked device ; lest they exalt themselves. Selah. 9 As for the head of those that compass me about, let the mischief of their own lips cover them. 10 Let burning coals fall upon them; let them be cast into the fire ; into deep pits,

ed in the earth: evil shall hunt the violent the cause of the afflicted, and the right of thanks unto thy name: the upright shall TI A Psalm of David. when I cry unto thee. as the evening sacrifice. 4 Incline not my heart to any evil thing, dainties. shall be an excellent oil, which shall not 6 When their judges are overthrown in

that they rise not up again.

man to overthrow him.

the poor.

dwell in thy §§."

ORD, I cry unto thee : make haste

2 Let my prayer be set forth before thee 3 Set, a watch, O Lord, before my

to practise wicked works with men that 5 Let the righteous smite me ; it shall

break my head: for yet my prayer also

stony places, they shall hear my words;

11 Let not an evil speaker be establish

12 I know that the Lord will maintain

13 Surely the righteous shall give

SALM CXLI.

L unto me ; give ear unto my voice, as incense; and the lifting up of my hands mouth; keep the door of my lips. work iniquity: and let me not eat of their be a kindness: and let him reprove me; it shall be in their calamities. for they are sweet.

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7 Our bones are scattered at the grave's mouth, as when one cutteth and cleaveth wood upon the earth. 8 But mine eyes are unto thee, O God the Lord : in thee is my trust; leave not my soul destitute. 9 Keep me from the snare which they have laid for me, and the gins of the workers of iniquity. 10 Let the wicked fall into their own nets, whilst that I withal escape. PSALM CXLII. T Maschil of David; A Prayer when he was in the cave. I CRIED unto the Lord with my voice; with my voice unto the Lord did i. make my supplication. 2 l poured out my complaint before him; I shewed before him my trouble. 3 When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, then thou knewest my path. In the way wherein I walked have they privily laid a snare for me.

4 I looked on my right hand, and beheld, but there was no man that would know me: 5 I cried unto thee, O Lord : I said, Thou art o refuge and my portion in the l 6 Attend unto my cry; for I am brought very low : deliver me from my persecu7 Bring my soul out of prison, that I may praise thy name: the righteous shall comully with me.. PSALM CXLIII. I I EAR my |; O Lond, give ear to my supplications: in thy faithfulness 2 And enter not into judgment with thy servant: for in thy sight shall no manliving 3 For the enemy hath persecuted my soul; he hath smitten my life down to the ness, as those that have been long dead. 4 Therefore is my spirit overwhelmed 5 I remember the days of old, I meditate on all thy works 6 I stretch forth my hands unto thee: my soul thirsteth after thee, as a thirsty 7 Hear me speedily, O Lord : my spirit faileth: hide not thy face from me, lest I 8 Cause me to hearthy loving-kindness in the morning; for in thee do I trust: cause for I list up my soul unto thee. . 9 Deliver me, O Load, from mine ene

refuge failed me; no man cared for my soul. land of the living. tors; for they are stronger than I.

ass me about; for thou shalt deal bount

"I A Psalm of David. answer me, and in thy righteousness. be justified. ground; he hath made me to dwell in darkwithin me; my heart within me is desolate. thy hands. land. Selah. be like unto them that go down into the pit. me to know the way wherein Ishould walk; mies: I flee unto thee to hide me.

; I muse on the work of . David promises to praise God.

10 Teach me to do thy will ; for thou art my God; thy Spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness. 11 Quicken me, O Lord, for thy name's sake: for thy righteousness' sake bring my soul out of trouble. 12 And of thy mercy cut off mine enemies, and destroy all them that afflict my soul; for I am thy servant. PSALM CXLIV. * A Psalm of David. Boo..." be the Lord my strength, which teacheth my hands to war, and % fingers to fight; 2 My goodness, and my fortress; m high tower, and my deliverer, my shield, and he in whom I trust; who subdueth my people under me. 3 Lord, what is man, that thou takest knowledge of him or the son of man, that thou makest account of him : 4 Man is like to vanity: his days are as a shadow that passeth away. 5 Bow thy heavens, O Lord, and come down: touch the mountains, and they shall smoke. 6 Cast forth lightning, and scatter them: shoot out thine arrows, and destroy them. 7 Send thine hand from above; rid me, and deliver me out of great waters, from the hand of strange children; o 8 Whose mouth speaketh vanity, an their right hand is a right hand of falsehood. 9 I will sing a new song unto thee, O God: upon a psaltery and an instrument of ten strings will I sing praises unto thee. 10 It is he that giveth salvation unto kings: who delivereth David his servant from the hurtful sword. 11 Rid me, and deliver me from the hand of strange children, whose mouth speaketh vanity, and their right band is a right hand of falsehood: 12 That our sons may be as plants grown up in their youth; that our daughters may be as corner-stones, polished after the similitude of a palace: 13 That our garners may be full, affording all manner of store; that our sheep may bring forth thousands and ten thousands in our streets: 14 That our oxen may be strong to labour; that there be no breaking in, nor going out; that there be no complaining in our streets. o w 15 Happy is that people, that is in such a case: yea, happy is that people, whose God is the Lord.

PSALM CXLV. I T. David's Psalm of praise. 2. Every day will I bless thee; and I will §. ...thy name for ever and ever. 3 Great is the Loop, and greatly to be

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praised; ond his greatness is unsearchable. 4 One generation shall praise thy works to another, and shall declare thy mighty acts. 5 I will speak of the glorious honour of thy majesty, and of thy wondrous works. 6 And men shall speak of the might of thy terrible acts: and I will declare thy greatness. 7 They shall abundantly utter the memory of thy great goodness, and shall sing of !"), righteousness. 8 The Lond is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy. 9 The Lord is good to all : and his tender mercies are over all his works. 10 All thy works shall praise thee, O LoRD ; and thy saints ...'. thee. 11 They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom, and talk of thy power; 12 To make known to the sons of men his mighty acts, and the glorious majesty of his kingdom. 13 Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and thy dominion endureth throughout all generations. 14 The Lokp upholdeth all that fall, and raiseth up all those that be bowed down. 15 The ‘. of all wait upon thee : and thou givest them their meat in due season. 16 Thou openest thine hand, and satisfiest the desire of every living thing: 17 The Lord is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works. i8 The Lord is nigh unto all them that opon him, to all that call upon him in truth. 19 He will sulfil the desire of them that fear him: he also will hear their cry, and will save them. 20 The Lord preserveth all them that love him: but all the wicked will he destroy. 21 My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord : and let all flesh bless his holy name for ever and ever. PSALM CXLVI. Polo ye the Lord. Praise the Lord, O my soul. 2 W. I live will I praise the LoRD : I will sing praises unto my God while I have any being. 3 Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help. 4 His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; in that very day his thoughts perish. 5 Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the Lord his God: 6 Which made heaven, and earth, the

WII. Lextol thee, my God,0 King; and sea, and all that therein is: which keepeth I will bless thy name for ever and ever.

truth for ever: 7 Which executeth judgment for the oppressed: which giveth food to the hun

gry. The Lond looseth the prisoners:

...An exhortation to praise God.

8 The Lord openeth the eyes of the plind: the Lord raiseth them that are bowed down : the Lord loveth the righteous : 9 The Lord preserveth the strangers; he relieveth the fatherless and widow; but the way of the wicked he turneth upside down. iO The Lord shall reign for ever, even thy God, O Zion, unto all generations. Praise ye the LQRp. PSALM CXLVII. PRA. ye the Lord : for it is good to sing praises unto our God; for it is pleasant; and praise, is comely. 2 The Lord doth build up Jerusalem : he gathereth together the outcasts of Israel: 3 He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds. 4 He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names. 5 Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite. 6 The Lord lifteth up the meek: he casteth the wicked down to the ground. 7 Singunto the Lord with thanksgiving; sing praise upon the harp unto our God: 8 W. covereth the heaven with clouds, who prepareth rain for the earth, who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains. 9 He giveth to the beast his food, and to the young ravens which cry.

10 He delighteth not in the strength of

the horse: he taketh not pleasure in the legs of a man. 11 The Lord taketh pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy. 12 Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem; praise thy God, O Zion. 13 For he hath strengthened the bars of thy gates; he hath blessed thy children within thee. 14. He maketh peace in thy borders, and filleth thee with the finest of the wheat. 15 He sendeth forth his commandment upon earth: his word runneth very swiftly, 16 He giveth snow like wool: he scattereth the hoar-frost like ashes. 17 He casteth forth his ice like morsels: who can stand before his cold? 18 He sendeth out his word, and melteth, them : he causeth his wind to blow, and the waters flow. 19 He sheweth his word unto Jacob, his statutes and hisjudgments unto Israel. 20 He hath not dealt so with any nation: and as for his judgments, they have not known them. Praise ye the Lord. PSALM CXLVIII. Polso e the Lord. Praise ye the LoRD from the heavens: praise him in the heights. & Praiseye him, all his angels: praise ye him, all his hosts. .3 Praise ye him, sun and moon: praise him, all ye stars of light.

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and }. waters that be above the heavens. 5. Let them praise the name of the Lord: for he commanded, and they were created. 6 He hath also e tablished them for ever and ever: he hath made a decree which shall not pass. 7 Praise the Lord from the earth, ye dragons and all deeps: 8 Fire, and hail; snow, and vapour; stormy wind fulfilling his word: 9 Mountains, and all hills; fruitful trees, and all cedars: 10 Beasts, and all cattle; creeping things, and flying fowl : 1 1 Kings of the earth, and all people; princes, and all judges of the earth: 12 Both §. men, and maidens; old men, and children: 13 Let them praise the name of the LoRD : for his name alone is excellent; his glory is above the earth and heaven. 14 He also exalteth the horn of his people, the praise of all his saints; even of the children of Israel, a people near unto him. Praiseye the Loop. PSALM CXLIX. Polis ye the Lord. Sing unto the LoRD a new song, and his praise in the congregation of saints. 2 Let Israel rejoice in him that made him : let the children of Zion be joyful in their King. 3 Let im praise his name in the dance: let them o praises unto him with the timbrel and harp. 4 For the Lord taketh pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek with salvation. 5 Let the saints be joyful in glory: let them sing aloud upon their beds. 6 Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two-edged sword in their hand; 7 To execute vengeance upon the heathen, and punishments upon the people; 8 To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with setters of iron; 9 To execute upon them |*|†. written : this honour have all his saints. Praise ye the Lord. PSALM CL. Poss; ye the Lord. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power. 2 Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness. 3 Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp: 4 §. him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs. 5 Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high-sounding cymbals. 6 Let everything that hath breath praise

4 Praise him, ye heavens of heavens,

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. T The PROVERBS.

CHAP. I.

Th; proverbs of Solomon the son of counsel, and would none of

David, king of Israel: 2 To know wisdom and instruction ; to perceive the words of understanding; 3 To receive the instruction of wisdom. justice, and judgment, and ‘. ; 4 To give subtilty to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion. 5 Š'. man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels: 6 To understand a proverb, and the interpretation: the words of the wise, and their dark sayings. 7 T The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction. 8 My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother: 9 For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck. 10 || My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not. 11 If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause : 12 Let us swallow them up alive as the grave; and whole, as those that go down into the pit: 13 We shall find all precious substance, we shall fill our houses with spoil: 14 Cast in thy lot among us; let us all have one purse: 15 Myson walk not thou in the wa with them ; refrain thy foot from their ath: 16 For their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed blood: 17 Surely in vain the net is spread in the sight of any bird. 18 And they lay wait for their own blood; they lurk privily for their own lives. 19 So are the ways of every one that is edy of gain; which take i. of the owners thereof. 20 Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets: 21 She crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she uttereth her words, saying, 22 How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity” and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge? 23 Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you. 24 H. Because I have called and we refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded;

away the

25 But ye have set at nought all m - my o 26, I also will laugh at your calamity: I will mock when your fear cometh; 27 When your fear cometh as desola. tion, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you. 28. Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek meearly, but they shall not find me; 29 For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the Lord: 30 They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof. 31 Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices. 32 For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them. 33 But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear

of evil. CHAP. II. Y son, if thou wilt receive my words, h and hide my commandments with thee: 2. So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding ; \ * 3 Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and listest up thy voice for understanding; 4 If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures; 5.Then shalt thou understand the fear § o Lord, and find the knowledge of Osl. 6 For the Lord giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding. 7. He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous: he is a buckler to them that walk uprightly. 8 He keepeth the paths of judgment, and preserveth the way of his saints. 9 #. shalt thou understand righteousness, and ion, and equity; yea, every good path. 10 # When wisdom entereth into thine o and knowledge is pleasant untothy Soul; 11 Discretion shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee: 12 To deliver thee from the way of the evil man, from the man that speaketh froward things; 13 Who leave the paths of uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness; 14 Who rejoice to do evil, and delight in the frowardness of the wicked; Q

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