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7 The works of his hands are truth and justice; all bis ordinances are immutable :

8 They are fixed for ever and ever, and are founded in truth and equity.

9 He offered salvation to his people; he ordained his covenant for ever : holy and worthy to be revered is his name.

10 The fear of JEHOVAH is the perfection of wisdom ; a good understanding have all those who practise it ; his praise endureth for ever.


HAPPY is the man who feareth JEHOVAH; who taketh great delight in his commandments !

2 His posterity shall be mighty in the land ; the generation of the upright shall be blessed.

3 Plenty and riches shall be in his house: and his righteousness endureth for ever.

4 Light ariseth in the midst of darkness, for the just, the compassionate, the merciful, and the righteous.

5 He who is liberal and lendeth, and who restraineth his words with discretion, shall prosper.

6 For he shall never be removed; and the rightevus shall be had in everlasting remembrance:

7 He shall not fear evil report ; his heart is fixed, he relieth on JEHOVAH :

8 His heart is firm, he will not be alarmed, even when he looketh his enemies in the face. 9

He giveth liberally to the necessitous; his righteousness endureth for ever, and his horn shall be exalted with honour.

10 The wicked, seeing this, will grieve ; he will gnash with his teeth and pine away: the desire of the wicked will come to nought.


PRAISE JEHOVAH, o ye his servants ! o praise ye the name of JEHOVAH !

2 Praised be the name of JEHOVAH, from this time forward, even for ever.

3 Praised be the name of JEHOVAH, from the rising of the sun to his setting.

4 For JEHOVAH is exalted over all nations ; his glory is above the heavens,


Who is like unto JEHOVAH, our GOD, who dwelleth in the heavens, and

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yet humbleth himself to look down upon the carth?

6 Who raiseth the poor from the dust : who raiseth the wretched from the dung

hill ;

7 To seat him with princes ; even with the princes of his people.

8 Who maketh the barren woman to be mistress of a family, and a joyful mother of children.


PRAISE ye JEHOVAH.-When Israel came forth from Egypt, and the house of Jacob from among a barbarous people;

2 Judah was his sanctuary, and Israel his dominion.

3 The sea beheld him, and fled ; Jordan retired back :

4. The mountains skipped like rams, and the hills like affrighted lambs.


What ailed thee, o thou sea! that thou fleddest ? and thee, o Jordan! that thou retiredst back?

6 Ye mountains, that ye skipped like rams? and ye hills, like affrighted lambs ?

7 Tremble,

7 Tremble, thou earth, at the presence of JEHOVAH; at the presence of the god of Jacob :

8 Who changed the rock into a standing water, and the flint into a running stream.


Not for our sake, O JEHOVAH! not for our sake, but for thine own name's sake, give we praise ; on account of thy mercy, and on account of thy truth.

2 Wherefore should the nations say, 66 Where is now their GOD?”

3 When our God, who is in heaven, can bring to pass whatsoever he pleaseth, .

4 The idols of the nations are silver and gold; the work of human hands :

5 They have mouths, but they cannot speak : they have eyes, but they cannot see :

6 They have ears, but they cannot hear; they have noses, but they cannot smell :

7 They have hands, but they cannot feel ; they have feet, but they cannot walk : neither can they speak through their throat. 8 Let those who make these idols be

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come like them ; so also all those who trust in them.

. The house of Israel trusteth in JeHOVAH; he is their assistance and defence.

10 The house of Aaron trusteth in jeHOVAH; he is their assistance and defence,

11 They who fear JEHOVAH trust in JeHOVAH ; he is their assistance and defence.

12 May Jehovah, remembering us, bless us ! may he bless the house of Israel! may he bless the house of Aaron!

13 May he bless those who fear him, both sınall and great!

14 May JEHOVAH heap his blessings upon you ; upon you and your children !

15 May ye be blessed of JEHOVAH, who made heaven and earth !

16 The highest heavens are JEHOVAH's; but he hath given the earth to the children

of men.

17 The dead cannot praise thee, O JEHOVAH! neither those who go down into the region of silence :

18 But we will praise JEHOVAH, from this time forward, for evermore.

Praise JEHOVAH !


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