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Prager against church-oppressors. PSALMS.

and they that hate thee have listed up the head. 3 They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden ones. 4 They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of lsrael may be no more in remembrance. 5 For they have consulted together with §. consent: they are confederate against thee : 6 The tabernacles of Edom, and the Ishmaelites; of Moab, and the Hagarenes; 7 Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek; the Philistines with the inhabitants of Tyre; 8 Assur also is joined with them: they have holpen the ol. of Lot. Selah. 9 Do into them as unto the Midianites; as to Sisera, as to Jabin, at the brook of Kison: 10 Which perished at En-dor: they became as dung for the earth. 11 Make their nobles like Oreb, and like Zeeb : yea, all their princes as Zebah, and as Zalmunna: 12 Who said, Let us take to ourselves the houses of God in possession. 13 O my God, make them like a wheel; as the stubble before the wind. 14 As the fire burneth a wood, and as the flame setteth the mountains on fire; 15 So persecute them with thy tempest, and make them afraid with thy storm. 16 Fill their faces with shame; that they may seek thy name, O Lord. 17 Let them be confounded and troubled for ever; yea, let them be put to shame, and perish: 18 That men may know that thou, whose name alone is JEHOVAH, art the Most High over all the earth. PSALM LXXXIV. * To the chief Musician upon Gittith, A Psalm for the sons of Korah. H% amiable are thy tabernacles, O Lord of hosts' 2 My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the foop. my heart and my flesh crieth out for the living God. 3 Yea, the sparrow hath found a house, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, even thine altars, O Lord Pi. my King, and my God. 4 Blessed are they that dwellinthy house: they will be still praising thee. Selah. 5 Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee; in whose heart are the ways of them, 6 offic passing through the valley of Baca make it a well; the rain also fisleth the pools. 7. They go from strength to strength, §. one of them in Zion appeareth before

go Lond God of hosts, hear my prayer:

give ear, O God of Jacob. Selah

David prays for mercy.

9 Behold, O God our shield, and look upon the face of thine anointed. 10 For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a door-keeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness. 11 For the Lord God is a surand shield: the Lord will give grace and glory; no . good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly. 12 O Lord of hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in thee. PSALM LXXXV. "I To the chief Musician, A Psalm for the sons of Korah. ORD, thou hast been favourable unto thy land: thou hast brought back the captivity of Jacob. . . . . 2 Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of thy goo, thou hast covered all their sin. efah. 3 Thou hast taken away all thy wrath: thou hast turned thyself from the fierceness of thine anger. 4 Turn us, O God of our salvation, and cause thine anger toward us to cease. 5 Wilt thou be angry with us for ever? . wilt thou draw out thine anger to all generations? 6 Wilt thou not revive us again: that thy people may rejoice in thee! 7. Shew us thy mercy, O Lord, and grant us thy salvation. 8 I will hear what God the Lord will speak: for, he will speak peace unto his people, and to his saints: but let them not turn again to folly. 9 Surely his salvation is nigh them that fear him; that glory may dwell in our land. 10 Mercy and truth are met together; sounes and peace have kissed each Other. 11 Truth shall spring out of the earth; and righteousness shall look down from

heaven. 12 Yea, the Lord shall give that which is good; and our land shall yield her increase. 13, Righteousness shall go before him; and shall set us in the way of his steps. PSALM LXXXVI. T A Prayer of David. Bo down thine ear, O J.ord, hear me: for I am poor and needy. 2 Preserve my soul; for I am holy: 0 thou my God, save thy servant that trusteth in thee. 3 Be merciful unto me, O Lord: for I cry unto thee daily. . 4 Rejoice the soul of thy servant: for unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul. 5 For thou, Lord, art good, and . to forgive; and plentedus in mercy unto all them that call upon thee. 6 Give ear, o, unto my prayer;

The goodness and power of God. PSALMS.

and attend to the voice of my supplications. 7 In the day of my trouble I will call upon thee: for thou wilt answer me. 8 Among the gods there is none like unto thee, % Lord ; neither are there any works like unto thy works. 9 All nations whom thou hast made shall come and worship before thee, O Lond ; and shall glorify thy name. 10 For thou art great, and doest wondrous things: thou art God alone. 11 Teach me thy way, O Lord ; I will walk in thy truth: unite my heart to fear thy name. 12 I will praise thee, O Lord my God, with all my heart: and I will glorify thy name for evermore. 13 For great is thy mercy toward me: and thou hast delivered my soul from the lowest hell. 14 O God, the proud are risen against me, and the assemblies of violent men have sought after my soul; and have not set thee before them. 15 But thou, O Lord, art a God full of coppassion, and gracious, long-suffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth. 16 O turn unto me, and have mercy upon me; give thy strength unto thy servant, and save the son of thine handmaid. 17 Shew me a token for good; that the which hate me may see it, and be ashamed: because thou, Lord, hast holpen me, and comforted me. PSALM LXXXVII. T A Psalm or Song for the sons of Korah. H IS foundation is in the holy mountains. 2 The Load loveth the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob. 3 Glorious things are spoken of thee, O city of God. Selah. A I will make mention of Rahab and Babylon to them that know me: behold Philistia, and Tyre, with Ethiopia; this 1man was born there. 5 And of Zion it shall be said, This and that man was born in her: and the Highest himself shall establish her. 6 The LQRd shall count, when he writeth up the people, that this man was born there. Selah. 7 As well the singers as the players on instruments shall be there: all my springs are in thee. PSALM LXXXVIII. Ts A Song or Psalm for the sons of Korah,

to the chief Musician upon Mahalath ionosh, Maschil of Heman the Ezraite. O LORD God of my salvation, I have cried day and night before thee: 2 Let my prayer come before thee: incline thine ear unto my cry;

3, For my soul is full of troubles: and my life draweth nigh unto the grave.

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..A complaint in affliction.

4 I am counted with them that go down into the pit: I am as a man that hath no strength: 5 Free among the dead, like the slain that lie in the grave, whom thou rememberest no more: and they are cut off from thy hand. 6 Thou hast laid me in the lowest pit, in darkness, in the deeps. 7 Thy wrath lieth hard upon me, and thou hast afflicted me with all thy waves. Selah. 8 Thou hast put away mine acquaintance far from me ; thou hast made me an abomination unto them: I am shut up, and I cannot come forth. 9 Mine eye mourneth by reason of affliction: Lord, I have called daily upon thee, I have stretched out my hands unto thee. 10 Wilt thou shew wonders to the dead? shall the dead arise and praise thee? Selah. 11 Shall thy loving-kindness, be declared in the grave? or thy faithfulness in destruction ? 12 Shall thy wonders be known in the dark? and tly righteousness in the land of forgetfulness? 13 But unto thee have I cried, O Lord; and in the morning shall my prayer prevent thce. 14 Lord, why castest thou off my soul? why hidest thou thy face from me? iš I am afflicted and ready to die from my youth up ; while I suffer thy terrors I am distracted. 16 Thy fierce wrath thy terrors have cut me o 17 They came round about me daily like water; they compassed me about together. 18 Lover and friend hast thou put far from me, and mine acquaintance into darkness. PSALM LXXXIX. * Maschil of Ethan the Ezrahite. WILL sing of the mercies of the LoRD for ever: with my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations. 2 For shave said, Mercy shall be built up for ever: thy faithfulness shalt thou establish in the very heavens. 3 I have made a covenant with my chosen, I have sworn unto David my servant, 4 Thy seed will I establish for ever, and build up thy throne to all generations. Selah. 5 And the heavens shall praise thy wonders, O Lord : thy faithfulness also in the congregation of the saints. 6 For who in the heaven can be com

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Thankfulness for God's mercies,

7 God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, and to be had in reverence of all them that are about him. 8 O Lord God of hosts, who is a strong LoRD like unto thee? or to thy faithfulness round about thee? 9 Thou rulest the raging of the sea: when the waves thereof arise, thou stillest them. 10 Thou hast broken Rahab in pieces, as one that is slain; thou hast scattered thine enemies with thy strong arm. 11 The heavens are thine, the earth also is thine: as for the world, and the fulness thereof, thosiast founded them. 12 The north and the south thou hast created them : Tabor and Hermon shall o o, name. h 13 ou hast a mighty arm : st is thy hand, and high o right los 14 Justice and judgment are the habitation of thy throne: mercy and truth shall go before thy face. 15 Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O Lond, in the light of thy countenance. 16 In thy name shall they rejoice all the day: and in thy righteousness shall they be exalted. 17 For thou art the glory of their strength; and in thy favour our horn shall be exalted. w 18 For the Jord is our defence; and the Holy One of Israel is our King. 19 Then thou spakest in vision to thy Holy One, and saidst, I have laid help upon one that is mighty; I have exalted one chosen out of the people. 20 I have found David my servant; with my holy oil have I anointed him : 21 With whom my hand shall be established: minearmalso shall strengthen him. 22. The enemy shall not exact upon him; nor the son of wickedness afflict him. 23 And I will beat down his foes before his face, and plague them that hate him. 24 But my faithfulness and my mercy shall be with him: sand in my name shali his horn be exalted. 25 I will set his hand also in the sea, and his right hand in the rivers. 26 He shall cry unto me, Thouartmy Father, my God, and the Rock of my salvation. 27 Also I will make him my first-born, higher than the kings of the earth. 28 My mercy will I keep for him for evermore, and my covenant shall stand fast with him. 29 His seed also will I make to endure for ever, and his throne as the days of heaven. 30 If his children forsake my law, and walk not in my judgments; 31 If they break my statutes, and keep not my commandments;

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32 Then will I visit their transgression with the rod, and their iniquity with stripes. 33. Nevertheless my loving-kindness will I not utterly take from him, nor suffer my faithfulness to fail. 34 My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips. 35. Once have l sworn by my holiness that I will not lie unto David. 36 His seed shall endure for ever, and his throne as the sun before me. 37 It shall be established for ever as the moon, and as a faithful witness in heaven. Selah. 38 But thou hast cast off and abhorred, thou hast been wroth with thine anointed. 39 Thou hast made void the covenant of thy servant : thou hast profaned his crown by casting it to the ground. 40 Thou hast broken down all hishedges; thou hast brought his strong holds to ruin. 41 All that pass by the way spoil him: he is a reproach to his neighbours. 42. Thou hast set up the right hand of his adversaries; thou hast made all his enenies to rejoice. 43 Thou hast also turned the edge of his sword, and hast not inade him to stand in the battle. 44 Thou hast made his glory to cease, and cast his throne down to the ground. 45 The days of his youth hast thou shortened: thou hast covered him with shame. Selah. 46 How long, Lord, wilt thou hide thyself? forever? shall thy wrath burnlike fire? 47 Remember how short my time is: wherefore hast thou made all men in vain? 48 What man is he that liveth, and shali not see death? shall he deliver his soul from the hand of the grave? Selah. 49 Lord, where are thy former loving: kindnesses, which thou swarest unto David in thy truth? 50 Remember, Lord, the reproach of thy servants; how I do bear in my bosom the reproach of all the mighty people; b1 Where with thine enemies have reproached, O Lord; wherewith they have reproached the footsteps of thine anointed. 52 Blessed be the Lord for evermoreAmen, and amen. PSALM XC. T A Prayer of Moses the man of God. ORD, thou hast been our dwellinglace in all generations. 2 Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God. 3 Thou turnest man to destruction; and sayest, Return, ye children of men. 4 For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night:

The state of the godly. 5 Thou carriest them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep; in the morning they are like grass which groweth up. 6 In the morning it flourisheth, and groweth up; in the evening it is cut down, and withereth. 7 For we are consumed by thine anger, and by thy wrath are we troubled. 8 łł. hast set our iniquities before thee, our secret sins in the light of thy countenance. 9 For all our days are passed away in thy wrath; we spend our years, as a tale that is told. 10 The days of our Ho are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow ; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away. 11 Who knoweth #. power of thine anger? even according to thy fear, so is thy wrath. 12 So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom. 13 Return, O Lord, how long? and let it repent thee concerning thy servants. 14 O satisfy us early with o mercy; that we may rejoice and beglad allour days. 15 Make us glad according to the days wherein thou hast afflicted us, and the years wherein we have seem evil. 16 Let thy work appear unto thy serwants, and thy glory unto their children. 17 And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us: and establish thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish thou it. PSALM XCI. Ho that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. 2 I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. 3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence. 4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler. 5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor forthearrow thatfieth by day; 6. Nor for the pestilence that walkethin darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noon-day. 7. A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee. 8. Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked. 9 Because thou hast made the Lond which is my refuge, even the Most High, thy habitation; iQ There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nighthy dwelling.

PSALMS.

- of .An exhortation to praise God.

11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. 12 They shall bearthee upintheir hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone. 13 Thou shast tread upon the lion and adder; the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet. 14 Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my iname. 15 He shall call upon me, and I will answer him : I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him. 16 With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation. SALM XCII. TIA Psalm or Song for the sabbath day. Tis a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, and to sing praises unto thy name, O Most High. 2 To shew forth thy loving-kindness in the morning, and thy faithfulness every night, 3. Upon an instrument of ten strings, and upon the psaltery; upon the harp with a solemn sound. 4 For thou, Lord, hast made me glad through !' work: I will triumph in the works of thy hands. 5 O Lord, how great are thy works : and thy o: are very deep. 6 A brutish man knoweth not; neither doth a fool understand this. 7 When the wicked spring as the grass, and when all the workers of iniquity do flourish ; it is that they shall be destroyed for ever: 8 But thou, Lord, art most high for eVermore. 9 For lo, thine enemies, O Lord, for lo, thine enemies shall perish ; all the workers of iniquity shall be scattered. 10 But my horn shalt thou exalt like the horn of a unicorn : I shall be anointed with fresh oil. 11 Mine eye also shall see my desire on mine enemies, and mine ears shall hear my desire of the wicked that rise up against

line. 12 The righteous shall flourish like the alm-tree : he shall grow like a cedar in ebanon. 13 Those that be planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God. 14 They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be sat and flourishing; 15. To shew that the Lond is upright: he is my rock, and there is no o: ness in him. PSALM XCIII. HE Lord reigneth, he is clothed with majesty; the Lord is clothed with strength, wherewith h; hath girded himself: t

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PSALMS, The greatness and goodness of God."

the world also is established, that it can- 2: They gather, themselves together

not be moved.
2 Thy throne is established of old: thou
art from everlasting.
3 The floods have listed up, O Lord,
the floods have lifted up their voice ; the
floods lift up their waves.
4 The Lord on high is mightier than
the noise of many waters, yea, than the
mo waves of the sea.
5 Thy testimonies are very sure: holi-
ness becometh thine house, O Lord, for

ever. PSALM XCIV. O LORD God, to whom vengeance belongeth; O God, to whom vengeance belongeth, shew thyself. 2 List up thyself, thou Judge of the earth: render a reward to the proud. 3 Load, how long shall the wicked, how long shall the wicked triumph? 4. How long shall they utter and speak hard things 2 and all the workers of iniquity boast themselves? 5. They break in pieces thy people, O LoRD, and asilict thine heritage. 6 They slay the widow and the stranger, and murder the fathorless. 7. Yet they say, The Lord shall not see, neither shals the God of Jacob regard it. 8 Understand, ye brutish among the people; and ye fools, when will ye be wise? 9 He that planted the ear, shall he not hoo! he that formed the eye, shall he not see: 10 He that chastiseth the heathen, shall not he correct? he that teacheth man knowledge, shall not he know? 11 The Lord knoweth the thoughts of man, that they are vanity. 12 Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest, O Lord, and teachest him out of thy law ; 13. That thou mayest give him rest from the days of adversity, until the pit be digged for the wicked. 14 For the Lord will not cast off his Fo neither will he forsake his ineritance. 15 But judgment shall return unto righteousness : and all the upright in heart shall follow it. 16, Who will rise up for me against the evil-doers? or who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity? 17 Unless the Lord had been my help, my soul had almost dwelt in silence. 18 When I said, My foot slippeth; thy mercy, O Lord, held me up. 19. In the multitude of my thoughts within one thy comforts delight my soul. 20 Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with thee, which frameth mischief by a law?

against the soul of the righteous, and condemn the innocent blood. 22. But the Lord is my defence; and my God is the rock of my refuge. 23 And he shall bring upon them their own iniquity, and shall cut them off in their own wickedness; yea, the Lord our God shall cut them off. PSALM XCV. O COME, let us sing unto the Lord : let us make a joyful noise to the Rock of our salvation. 2 Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms. 3 For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods. 4 In his hand are the deep places of the earth : the strength of the hills is his also. 5 The sea is his, and he made it : and his hands formed the dry land. 6 O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the Lord our maker. 7 For he is our God; and we are the eople of his pasture, and the sheep of his |...}. To-day if ye will hear his voice, 8 Harden not your heart, as in the provocation, and as in the day of temptation in the wilderness: 9 When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my work. 10 Forty years long was grieved with this generation, and said, It is a people that do err in their heart, and they have not known my ways: 11 Unto whom I sware in my wrath, that they should not enter into my rest. PSALM XCVI. SING unto the Lord a new song: sing unto the Lord, all the earth. 2 Sing unto the Lord, bless his name; shew forth his salvation from day to day. 3 Declare his ...' among the heathen, his wonders among all people. 4 For the Lord is great, and greatly to be praised: he is to i. feared above all Osls. g 5 For all the gods of the nations are idols: but the Loftd made the heavens. 6 Honour and majesty are before him; strength and beauty are in his sanctuary. 7 Give unto the Lord, O ye kindreds of the people, give unto the Lord giory and strength. 8. Give unto the Lond the glory due tinto his name: bring an offering, and coune into his courts. 9 O worship the Lond in the beauty of holiness : fear before him, all the earth. 10 Say among, the heathen that the LoRD reigneth : the world, also shall be established that it shall not be moved : he shall judge the people righteously. 11 Let the heayo rejoice, and let the

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