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2 Thou art fairer than the children of men; grace is poured into thy lips: there

fore God hath blessed thee for ever.

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5. Thine arrows are sharp in the heart of the King's enemies; whereby the peo

ple fall under thee.

6 Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom is a

right sceptre.

7 Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: therefore God, thy God, hath gladness

anointed thee with the oil of above thy fellows.

8 All thy garments smell of myrrh, and palaces,

aloes, and cassia, out of the ivo whereby they have made thee glad.

9 Kings' daughters were among thy honourable women; upon thyright hand did

stand the queen in gold of Ophir.

10 Hearken, O daughter, and consider, and incline thine ear; forget also thine own

people, and thy father's house;

11 So shall the King greatly desire thy beauty : for he is thy lord; and worship

thou him.

12 And the daughter of Tyre shall be there with a gift; even the rich among the

people shall entreat thy favour.

13 oil. within: her clothing is of wrought gold. 14 She shall be

d in thy majesty ride prosperously because of truth and meekness and rightcousness; and thy right hand shall teach

§ daughter is all glorious

LMS. Confidence of the church in God.

bered in all generations: therefore shall the people praise thee for ever and ever. PSALM XLVI. * To the chief Musician for the sons of Korah, A Song upon Alamoth. OD is our refuge and strength, a very resent help in trouble. 2 Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; 3 Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah. 4 There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the Most High. 5 God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved : God shall help her, and that right early. 6 #. heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved: he uttered his voice, the earth melted. 7 The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah. 8 Come, behold the works of the Lord, what desolations he hath made in the earth. 9 He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth; he breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder; he burneth the chariot in the fire. 10 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth. 11 The Lond of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah. ... PSALM XLVII: "I To the chief Musician, A Psalm for the sons of Korah. CLAP your hands, all ye people, shout unto God with the voice of triumph. 2 For the Lond Most High is terrible; he is a great King over all the earth. 3 He shall subdue the people under us, and the nations under our feet. 4 He shall choose our inheritance for us, the excellency of Jacob whom he loved. Selah. 5 God is gone up with a shout, the Lord with the sound of a trumpet. 6 Sing praises to God, sing praises: sing praises unto our . sing praises. 7 For God is the King of all the earth: sing à. raises with understanding. 8 GO

o unto the King reigneth over the heathen: God in raiment of needlework; the §. her sitteth upon i. throne of his holiness. companions that follow her shallbebrought| 9 The princes of the péople are gather

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The vanity of worldly riches.

2 Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King. 3 God is known in her palaces for a refuge. 4 For lo, the kings were assembled, they passed by together. 5 }. saw it, and so they marvelled; they were troubled, and hasted away. 6 Fear took hold upon them there, and pain, as of a woman in travail. 7. Thou breakest the ships of Tarshish with an east wind. 8 As we have heard, so have we seen in the city of the Lohn, of hosts, in the city of our God: God will establish it for ever. Selah. 9 We have thought of thy loving-kindness, O God, in the midst of thy temple. 10 According to thy name, O God, so as thy praise unto the ends of the earth : thy #. thand is full of righteousness. 11 Let mount Zion rejoice, let the daughters of Judah be glad, because of thy judgments. 13 Walk about Zion, and go round about her: tell the towers thereof. 13 Mark ye well her bulwarks, consider her palaces; that ye may tell it to the generation following. 14 For this God is our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide even unto death. PSALM XLIX. * To the chief Musician, A Psalm for the EAR th o Koo. this, all ye people ; give ear, fall ye inhabitants of the world: 2 Both low and high, rich and poor, together. 3 My mouth shall speak of wisdom ; and the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding. 4 I will incline mine ear to a parable: I will open my dark saying upon the harp. 5 Wherefore should I fear in the days of evil, when the iniquity of my heels shall compass me about ! 6 They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches; 7 None of them can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to God a ransom for him : 8 (For the redemption of their soul is precious, and it ceaseth for ever:) 9 That he should still live for ever, and not see corruption. 10 For he seeth that wise men die, likewise the fool and the brutish person perish, and leave their wealth to others. 11 Their inward thought is, that their houses shall continue for ever, and their o to all generations; they

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abideth not: he is like the beasts that perish. 13 This their way is their folly: yet their posterity approve their sayings. Selah. 14 Like sheep, they are laid in the grave; death shall feed on them ; and the upright shall have dominion over them in

15 But God will redeem my soul from

- 16 Be not thou afraid when one is made 17 For when he dieth he shall carry 18 Though while he lived he blessed 19 He shall go to the generation of his

standeth not, is like the beasts that perish.

HE mighty God, even the Lord, hath

thereof. 3 Our God shall come, and shall not

round about him.

his people.

by sacrifice.


am God, even thy God.

continually before me. 10 Forevery beast of the forest is inine,

and the wild beasts of the field are

thee: for the world is mine, and the ful

the morning; and their beauty shall conthe power of the grave : for he shall rerich, when the glory of his house is innothing away : his glory shall not dehis soul, (and men will praise thee, when fathers; they shall never see light. PSALM L. T spoken, and called the earth from the 2 Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, keep silence : a fire shall devour before 4 He shall call to the heavens from 5 Gather my saints together unto me; 6 And the heavens shall declare his 7 Hear, O my people, and I will speak ; 8 I will not reprove thee for thy sacri9 I will take no bullock out oftly house, and the cattle upon a thousand hills. mine. ness thereof.

call their lands after their own names.

sume in the grave from their dwelling. ceive me. Selah. creased ; scend after him. thou doest well to thyself.) 20 Man that is in honour, and underT A Psalm of Asaph. rising of the cun unto the going down God hath shined. him, and it shall be very tempestuous above, and to the earth, that he may judge those that have made a covenant with me righteousness: for God is judge himself. O Israel, and I will testify against thee: I fices, or thy burnt-offerings, to have been nor he-goats out of thy folds. 11 I know all the fowls of the mountains: 12 If I were hungry, I would not tell 13 Will I eat the flesh of bulls, or drink The hypocrite is rebuked.

12 Nevertheless man being in honour! the blood di goats?

14 Offer unto God thanksgiving ; and pay thy vows unto the Most High : 15 And call upon me in the day of trouble : I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me. - 16 But unto the wicked God saith, What hast thou to do to declare my statutes, or that thou shouldest take my covenant in thy mouth? 17 Seeing thou hatest instruction, and castest my words behind thee. . 18 When thou sawest a thief, then thou consentedst with him, and hast been partaker with adulterers. 19 Thou givest thy mouth to evil, and thy tongue frameth deceit. 20. Thou sittest and speakest against thy brother; thou slanderest thine own mother's son. 21 These things hast thou done, and I kept silence; thou thoughtest that I was altogether such a one as thyself: but I will reprove thee, and set them in order before thine eyes. 22 Now consider this, ye that forget God, lest I tear you in pieces, and there be none to deliver. 23 Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me: and to him that ordereth his conversation aright will I shew the salvation of God. PSALM LI. T To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet came unto him, after he had gone in to Bath-sheba. Ho mercy upon me, O God, according to thy loving-kindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions. 2 Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. §. I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me. 4Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, j be clear when thou judgest. ` 5 Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me. 6 Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom.

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PSALMS. David describes human depravity.

13 Then will I teach transgressors thy . and sinners shall be converted unto thee. 14 Deliver me from blood-guiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation: and my tongue shallsing aloud of thyrighteousness. 15 O Lond, open thou my lips; and my mouth shall shew forth thy praise. 16 For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: thou delightest not in burnt-offering. 17 The sacrifices of God are a broken doi a broken and a contrite heart, O. iod, thou wilt not despise. 18 DQ good in thy good pleasure unto Zion: build thou the walls of Jerusalem. 19. Then shalt thou be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness, with burnt-ofsering and whole burnt-offering: then shall they offer bullocks upon thine altar. PSALM LII.

"I To the chief Musician, Maschil, A Psalm of David, when Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul, and said unto him, David is come to the house of Ahimelech. HY boastest thou thyself in mischief, O mighty man? the goodness of God endureth continually. 2 Thy tongue deviseth mischiefs; like 3. o razor, working deceitfully. 3 Thou lovest evil more than good; and l o rather than to speak righteousness. elan. 4 Thou lovest all devouring words, Q thou deceitful tongue. * 5 God shall likewise destroy thee for ever, he shall take thee away, and pluck thee out of thy dwelling-place, and root thee out of the land of the living. Selah. 6 The righteous also shall see, and fear, and shall laugh at him: 7 Lo, this is the man that made not God his strength; but trusted in the abundance of his riches, and strengthened himself in his wickedness. 8 But I am like a green olive-tree in the house of God: I trust in the mercy of God for ever and ever. 9 I will praise thee for ever, because thou hast done it: and I will wait on thy name; for it is good joint. M. To the chief Musician upon Mahalath, - Maschil, A Psalm of David. HE fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that doeth good. 2 God looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, that did seek God... 3. Every one of them is gone back: they are astogether become filthy; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.

tion; and uphold me with thy freeSpirit.

A Have the workers of iniquity no knowDavid prays for salvation.

ledge? who eat up my people as they eat bread: they have not called upon God. 5 There were they in great fear, where no fear was: for God hath scattered the bones of him that encampeth against thee: thou hast put them to shame, because God hath despised them. 6 Oh that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion! when God bringeth back the captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice, and Israel shall be tod. PSALM LIV. T To the chief Musician on Neginoth, Maschil, A Psalm of David, when the Ziphims came and said to Saul, Doth not David hide himself with us? AVE me, O God, by thy name, and judge me by thy strength. 2 Hear my prayer, O God: give ear to the words of my mouth. 3 For strangers are risen up against me, and oppressors seek after my soul : they have not set God before them. Selah. 4 Behold, God is mine helper: the Lord is with them that uphold my soul. ~ 5 He shall reward evil unto mine enemies; cut them off in thy truth. 6 l will freely sacrifice unto thee : I will praise thy name, O Lord ; for it is good. 7 For he hath delivered me out of all trouble: and mine eye hath seen his desire upon mine enemies. PSALM LV. T To the chief Musician on Neginoth, Maschil, A Psalm of David. Go; ear to my prayer, O God; and hide notthyself from my supplication. 2 Attend unto me, and hear me; I mourn in o and make a noise; 3 Because of the voice of the enemy, because of the oppression of the wicked: for they cast iniquity upon me, and in wrath they hate me. 4 My heart is sore pained within me: and the terrors of death are fallen upon me. 5 Fearfulness and trembling are come upon me, and horror hath overwhelmed me. 6 And I said,0hthat I had wings Hike a dove for then would I fly away, and be at rest. 7 Lo, then would I wander far off, and remain in the wilderness. Selah. 8 I would hasten my escape from the wo, storm and tempest. 9 Destroy, O Lord, and divide their tongues: for shave seen violence and strife in the city.

10 Day and night they go about it upon the walls thereof. .# also and o row are in the midst of it.

11. Wickedness is in the midst thereof: deceitandguile depart not from her streets.

12 For it was not an enemy that re


proached me; then I could have borne it; neither was it he that hated me that did

His confidence in God.

magnity himself against me; then I would have hid myself from him : 13 But it was thou, a man mine equal, my guide, and mine acquaintance. 14 We took sweet counsel together, and walked unto the house of God in company. 15 Let death seize upon them, and set them go down quick into hell; for wickedness is in their dwellings, and among them. 16 As for me, I will call upon God: and the Lord shall save me. 17. Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice. 18 He hath delivered my soul in peace from the battle that was against me: for there were many with me. 19 God shall hear and afflict them, even he that abideth of old. , Selah. Because they have no changes, therefore they fear not God. 20 He hath put forth his hands against such as be at peace with him: he hath broken his covenant. 21 The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart: his words were softer than oil, yet were they drawn swords. 22 Cast thy burden upon the Lond, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved. 23 But thou, O God, shalt bring them down into the pit of destruction: bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days; but I will trust in thee. PSALM LVI. T To the chief Musician upon Jonathelem-rechokim, Michtam of David, when the Philistines took him in Gath. Emerciful unto me, O God: for man would swallow me up; he fighting daily oppresseth me. 2 Mine enemies would daily swallow me up: for they be many that fight against me, O thou Most High. 3 What time I am afraid, I will trust in

ee. 4 In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me. 5. Every day they wrest my words: all their thoughts are against me for evil. 6 They gather themselves together, they hide themselves, they mark my steps, when they wait for my soul. - - - 7 Shall they escape by iniquity? in thine anger cast down the people, O God. 8 Thou tellest my wanderings: put thou my tears into thy bottle: are they not in thy book? * . 9 Wi. I cry unto thee, then shall mine enemies turn back: this I know; for God is for me. 10 In God will I praise his word: in the Lord will I praise his wo

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David reproves the wicked.

11 In God have I put my trust: I will not be afraid what man can do unto me. 12 Thy vows are upon me, O God: I will render praises unto thee. 13 For thou hast delivered my soul from death: wilt not thou deliver my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of the living! 1g PSALM LVII. T To the chief Musician, Al-taschith, Michtam of David, when he fled from Saul in the cave. E merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me: for my soul trusteth in thee: yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities be overpast. 2 I will o unto God Most High; unto God that performeth all things for me. 3 He shall send from heaven, and save me is." the reproach of him that would swallow me up. Selah. God shall send forth his mercy and his truth. 4 My soul is among lions: and I lie even among them that are set on fire, even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword. 5 Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens; let thyglory be abovealitheearth. 6 They have prepared a net for my steps; my soul is bowed down: they have digged a pit before me, into the midst whereof they are fallen themselves. Selah. 7 My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed : I will sing and give praise. 8 Awake up, m § ; awake psaltery and harp: I myself will awake early. 9 I will praise thee, O Lord, among the people: I will sing unto thee among the nations. 10 For thy mercy is great unto the heavens, and thy truth unto the clouds. 11 Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens: letthyglory be above all the earth. É's LVIII. T To the chief Musician, Al-taschith, Michtam of David. D? ye indeed speak righteousness, O - congregation? do ye judge uprightly, O ye sons of men? 2 Yea, in heart ye work wickedness; ye weigh the violence of your hands in the earth. 3 The wicked are estranged from the womb: they go astray as soon as they be born, speaking lies. 4 Their poison is like the poison of a serpent: they are like the deaf adder that stoppeth her ear; 5. Which will not

hearken to the voice of charmers, charming never so wisely.

6 Break their teeth, O God, in (i. mouth: break out the great teeth of the y lions, O Lord.

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run continually: when he bendeth his bow to shoot his arrows, let them be as cut in pieces. 8 As a snail which melteth, let every one of them pass away : like the untimelybirth of a woman, that they may not see the sun. 9. Before your pots can feel the thorns, he shall take them away as with a whirlwind, both living, and in his wrath. 10 The righteous shall rejoice when he seeth the vengeance: he §. wash his feet in the blood of the wicked. 11 So that a man shall say, Verily there is a reward for the righteous: verily he is a God that judgeth in the earth. PSALM LIX. T To the chief Musician, Al-taschith, Michtam of David; when Saul sent, and they watched the house to kill him. ELIVER me from mine enemies, O my God: defend me from them that rise up against me. 2 Þjá. me from the workers of iniquity, and save me from bloody men. 3 For lo, they lie in wait for my soul the mighty are gathered against me; not {. my transgression, nor for my sin, O OR d.

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7 Let them melt away as waters which

derision. 10 The God of my mercy shall prevent 11 Slay them not, lest my people for12 For the sin of their mouth and the which they speak. know that God ruleth in Jacob unto the let them make a noise like a dog, and go meat, and grudge #Joey be not stified.

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