Page images

31 My meditation of him shall be sweet ;j 29 He turned their waters into b.ood, and I will be glad in the LORD.

slew their fish. 35 Let the sinners be consumed out of the 30 Their land brouglit forth frogs in abunearth, and let the wicked be no more. Bless dance in the chambers of their kings. thou the LORD, O my soul. Praise ye the 31 He spake, and there came divers sorts LORD.

of flies, and lice in all their coasts. PSALM CV.

32 He gave them hail for rai., and flaming O foreszin te mbardi

his name : make known his decds among 33 He smote their vines also and their fig. the people.


and brake the trees of their coasts. 2 Sing unto him, sing psalms unto lim : 31 He spate, and the locusts came and talk ye of all his wondrous works.

caterpillars, and that withou! number, 3 Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart 35. And did eat up ali the herbs in their of them rejoice that seek the LORD. land, and devoured the fruit of their ground

4 Seek ihe LORD, and his strength; seek 36 Ile smole also all the first-born in their his face evermore.

land, the chief of all their strength. 5 Remember his marvellous works that he 37 He brought them forth also with silver hath done; his wonders, and the judgments and gold ; and there was not one feeble per. of liis mouth;

son among their tribes. 6 Oye seed of Abraham his servant, ye 38 Egypt was when they departed, children of Jacob liis chosen.

for the fear of them fel! upon them. 7 He is the Lord our God; his judgments 39 He spread a cloud for a covering, and are in all the earth.

fire to give light in the night. 8 He bath remembered his covenant for 40 T ne people asked, and he brouglie quails, ever, the word which he commanded to a and satisfied them with the bread of heaven. thousand generations :

41 He opened the rock, and the waters gush 9 Which covenant he made with Abraham, ed out; they ran in the dry places like a river. and his oath unto Isaac;

42 For be remembered his holy promise, 10 And confirmed the same unto Jacob and Abraham bis servant. for a law, and to Israel for an everlasting 43 And he brought forth his people with covenant ;

joy, and his chosen with gladness; 11 Saying, Unto thee will I give the land 44 And gave them the lands of the heathen, of Canaan, the lot of your inheritance: and they inherited the labour of the people;

12 When they were but a few men in num 45 That they might observe his staiutes, ber; yea, very few, and strangers in it. and kcep bis laws. Praise ye the Lord. 13 When they went from one nation to an

PSALM CV1. other, from prometa ingdom to another people.. PRAISE, "elke toer die is give thanks

LORD; for he good: for his yea, he reproved kings for their sakes; mercy endureth for ever.

15 Saying, Touch not mine a:hointed, and 2 Who can uller the mighty acts of the do my prophets no harın.

Lond? who can shew forth all his praise ? 16 Moreover, he called for a famine up 3 Blessed are they that keep judgment, and on the land; he brake the whole staff of be that doeth righteousness at all times. bread.

4 Remember me, () LORD, with the fa. 17 He sent a man before them, even Jo-vour that thou beuurest unto thy people : 0 seph, who was sold for a servant;

visit me will thy salvation; 18 Whose feel they burt with sellers : be 5 That I may see the good of thy chosen, was laid in irou,

that I may rejoice in the gladness of thy wa19 Until the time that his word came: thietion, that I may glory with thine inheritance word of the Lord tried him.

6 We liave sined with our fathers, we have 20 The king sent and loosed himn; even committed micuity, we have done wickedly the ruler of the people, and let liim go free. 7 Our fathers understood not thy wonders

21 He made him lord of bis house, and in Egypt; th:2v remembered net ihe multi ruler of all his substance;

Lude of thy mercies; but provoned him at 22 To bind his princes at vis pleasure, and die sea, eren al die lied sea. teach his senators wisdom.

8 Nevertheless he saved them for his 23 Larael also came into Egypt; and Ja- naine's sake, that he might make his mighty rub sojourned in the land of llam.

power to be knowll. 24 And he increased his people greatly, and

9 He rebuked the Red sea also, and it was made them stronger than their enemies. dried up: so he led them through the depths,

25 He turned their heart to hate tis peo- as through the wilderness. ple, to deal subtilely with his servants. 10 And he saved them from the hand of

26 He sent Moses his servant, arud Aaron him that hated them, and redeemed them whom he had chosen.

from the hand of the enemy. 27 They shewed his signs among them, 11 And the waters covered their enemies; and wonders in the land of Ham.

there was not one of them left. 28 Fle sent darkness, and made it dark ; 12 Then believed they his words; they

[ocr errors]

13 They soon forgat his works; they wait 42 Their enemies also oppressed them, and ed mot for his counsel;

they were brought into subjection under their 14 But lusted exceedingly in ilie wilder- hand. ress, and tempted God in the desert.

43 Many times did he deliver them; but 15 And lie gave them their request; but they provoked him with their counsel, and sent leanness into their soul.

were brouglit low for their iniquity. 16 They envied Moses also in the camp, 44. Nevertheless lie regarded their afflic. and Aaron the saint of the Lori).

tion, when he heard their cry: 17 The earth opened and swallowed up Da. 45 And he remembered for them his covcchan, and covered the company of Abiram. nant, and repented accrrding to the multi

18 And a fire was kindled in their com- uude of his mercies. pany; the flame burned up the wicked. 46 He made then, a'su ... be pilied of and

19 They made a calf in Horeb, and wor- those that carried thern captives.' : shipped the moiten image.

47 Save us, O LORD our God, and gather us 20 Thus they changed their glory into the from among the heathen, lo give thanks unto similitude of an ox that eateth grass, thy holy naine, and to triumph in thy praise.

21 They forgat God their saviour, which 48 Blessed be the Lord God of Israel from had done great things in Egypt;

everlasting to everlasting : and let all the 22 Wondrous works in the land of Ham, people say, Amen. Praise ye the LORD. and terrible things by the Red sea.

PSALM CVII. 23 Therefore he said that he would de; O GIVE thanks uutoilie LORD, for he is hefore him in the breach, to turn away liis 2 Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, wrath, lest he should destroy them.

whom lie hatli redeemed from the hand of the 24 Yea, they despised the pleasant land ; enemy; they believed not his word;

3 Ånd gathered them out of the lands, 25 But murmured in their tents, and beark- from the east, and from the west, from the ened not unto the voice of the LORD. north, and from the south.

26 Tlierefore he listed up his hand against 4 They wandered in the wilderness in a them, to overthrow them in the wilderness : solitary way; they found no city to dwell in.

27 To overthrow their seed also ainong 5 Hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted the nations, and to scatter them in the lands. in them.

28 They joined themselves also unto Baal 6 Then they cried unto the Lord in their peor, and ate the sacrifices of the dead. trouble, and he delivered them out of their

29 Thus they provoked him to anger with distresses. their inventions, and tlie plague brake in 7 And he led them forth by the right way,

that they miglit go to a city of habitation. 30 Then stood up Pbinelias, and executed 8 Oh that men would praise the LORD for judgment: and so the plague was stayed. his goodness, and for his wonderful works to

31 And ibat was counted unto him for the children of men ! righteousness unto all generations for ever 9 For he satisfieth the longing soul, and

filleth the hungry soul with goodness. 32 They angered him also at the waters 10 Such as sit in darkness, and in the shia. of strife, so that it went ill with Moses for dow of death, being bound in aflliction and their sakes;

iron ; 33 Because they provoked bis spirit, so JI Because they rebelled against the words that he spake unadvisedly with lis lips. of God, and contemned the counsel of the

34 They did not destroy the nations, con- most High; cerning whom the LORD conimanded them: 12 Therefore he brought down their heart

35 But were mingled among the leathen, with labour : they fell down, and there was and learned their works.

none to help. 36 And they served their idols; which were 13 Then ibey cried unto the Lord in their a snare unto them.

trouble, and he saved them out of their dis37 Yea, they sacrificed their sons and their tresses. daughters unto devils,

14 lle brought them out of darkness and 38 And shed innocent blood, even the blood the shadow of death, and brake their bands of their sons and of their daughters, whomlin sunder. they sacrificed unto the idols of Canaan : 15 Oh that men would praise the LORD for and the land was polluted with blood. his goodness, and for bis wonderful works

39 Thus were they defiled with their own to the children of ineu ! works, and went a whoring with their own 16 For he bath broken the gates of brass, inventions :

and cut the bars of iron in sunder. 40 Therefore was the wrath of the Lord 17 Fools, because of their transgression, kindled against his people, insomuch that lie and because of their iniquities, are afflicted: abhorred his own inheritance.

18 Their soul abhorreth all manner of 41 Aud he gave them into the land of tie meat; and they draw near unto the gates of heathen ; and they liat laled them ruled deallı.

upon them.



trouble, and he saveth them out of their dis- 2 Awake, psaltery and harp. I myself wik tresses.

awake early. 20 He sent bis word, and healed them, and 3 I will praise thee, O LORD, ainong the delivered them from their destructious. people: and I will sing praises unto thee

21 Oh that men would praise the LORD among the nations. for his goodness, and for his wonderful 4 For thy mercy is great above the heaworks to the children of men !

vens, and ihy truth reucheth unto the clouds. 22 And let them sacrifice the sacrifices 5 Be thou exalted, O God, above the hea of thanksgiving, and declare his works with vens; and thy glory above all the earth; rejoicing.

6 That thy beloved may be delivered: 23 They that go down to the sea in ships, save with tliy right hand, and answer me. that do business in great waters;

7 God natlı spoken in his holiness; I will 24 These see the works of the LORD, and rejoice, I will divide Sherliem, and nete out his wonders in the deep.

the valley of Succoth. 25 For he commandeth, and raiseth the 8 Gilead is mine; Manasseh is mine; Ephstormy wind, which lifteth up the waves ram also is the strength of mine head; thereof.

Judah is my lawgiver; 26 They mount up to the heaven, they 9 Moab is my wash-pot; over Edom will I go down again to the depths; their soul is cast out my shoe;over Philistia will I triumph: melted because of trouble.

10 Who will bring me into the strong city? 27 They reel to and fro, and stagger like who will lead me into Edon? a drunken man, and are at their wit's end. 11 Wilt not thou, O God, whe last cast us

28 Then they cry unto the Lord in their off? and will not thou, O God, go forth with trouble, and he bringeth them out of their our hosts? distresses.

12 Give us lielp from trouble: for vain i 29 He maketh the storm a calm, so that the help of man. the waves thereof are still.

13 Through God we shall do valiantly: fol 30 Then are they glad because they be he it is that shall bread down our chemies. quiet; so he bringeth them unto their de

PSALM CIX. sired haven.

1 To the chief musician, A psalm of David 31 for his goodness , and for his wonderful HLP not thy peace, O God of my praise,

2 For the mouih of the wicked, and the works to the children of men !

mouth of the deceitful are opened against 32 Let them exall bim also in the congre- me: they have spoken against me with a gation of the people, and praise him in the lying tongue. assembly of the elders.

3 They compassed me about also witb 33 He turneth rivers into a wilderness, and words of hatred; and fouglit against me Che water-springs into dry ground ; without a cause.

34 A fruitful land into barrenness, for the 4 For my love they are my adversaries : wickedness of them that dwell therein. but I give myself unto prayer.

35 He turneth the wilderness into a 5 And they have rewarded me evil for standing water, and dry ground into water-good, and haired for my love. springs.

6 Set tisou a wicked man over him; and 36 And there he maketh the hungry to let Satan stand at his right hand. dwell, that they may prepare a city for 7 When he shall be judged, let him be habitation;

condemned; and !ei liis prayer become sin. 37 And sow the fields, and plant vine 8 Let his days be few; ard iet another yards, which may yield fruits of increase. take his office.

38 ble blessetii them also, so that they are 9 Let his children be fatherless, and his multiplied greatly, and suffereth not their wife a widow, cattle to decrease.

10 Let his children be continually vaga: 39 Again, they are minished, and brought bonds, and beg: let them seek their bread low through oppression, affliction, and sorrow. also out of their desolate places.

40 He poureth contempt upon princes, and 11 Let the extortioner catch all that be causeth them to wander in the wilderness, hath; and let the stranger spoil his labour, where there is no way:

12 Let there be none to extend mercy unto 41 Yet setteth he the poor on bighi from him; neither let there be any to favour his affliction, and maketh kim families like a fatherless children. rock.

13 Let liis posterity be cut off; and in the 4? The righteous shall see il, and rejoice; generation following let their name be blot and all iniquity shall stop her mouth.

43 Whoso is wise, and will observe these 14 Let the iniquity of his fathers be re things, even they shall understand the lov- membered with the LORD; and let not the ing-kindness of the Lord.

sin of bis mother be biotted out. PSALM CVIII.

15 Let them be before the LORD conti 11 A song or psalm of David. nually, that he may cut off the memory o' O GOD, ny bicart is fixed; I will sing and them from the earui, prasse, even

16 Because that lie remembered not

ted out.

shew mercy, but persecuted the poor and 2 The works of the LORD are great, sought needy man, that ise might even slay the bro- out of all them that have pleasure therein. ken in heart.

3 His work is honourable and glorious : 17 As he loved cursing, so let it come un and his righteousness endureth for ever. to him; as he delighted not in blessing, so let 4 He haih made his wonderful works to le it be far from liiin.

remembered: the Lord is gracious, and full 18 As he clothed himself will: cursing like of compassion. as with his garment, so let it come into his 5 He hath given meat unto them that fear bowels like water, and like oil into liis bones. him: he will ever be mindful of his covenant.

19 Let it be unto him as the garment which 6 He bath shewed his people the power of covereth bun, and for a girdle wherewith lie his works, that he may give them ibe heriis girded continually,

tage of the heathen. 20 Let this be the reward of mine adver The works of his hands are verity and saries from the Lory), and of them that speak judgment: all his commandments are sure, evil against my soul.

3 They stand fast for ever and ever, and 21 But do tlou for me, () God the LORD, are done in truth and upriglitness, for thy name's sake: because thy mercy is 9 He seni redemption unto bis people: he good, deliver thou me.

hath commanded his covenant for ever: no22 For I am poor and needy, and my heart ly and reverend is bis name. is wounded within me.

10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning 23 I am gone like the shadow when it de- of wisdom: a good understanding have al clineth: I am tossed up and down as the locust. they that do his commundments: his praise

24 My knees are weak through fasting ; eudureth for ever. and my flesh fajjeth of fatness.

PSALM CXII. 25I became also a reproach unto them: when PRAISE ye the Lord. Blessed is the tbey looked upon me they shaked their heads. inan that leareth the Lord, thot deligh!.

36 Help me, o Lurd my God: 0 save ineeth greatly in his commandments. according to thy mercy;

2 Hiš seed shall be mighty upon earth: the 27 Inat they may know that this is thy generation of the upright shall be blessed. hand; that thou, Lord, bast done it.

3 Wealth and riches shall be in his house, 28 Let them curse, bui bless thou : when and his righteousnexs endureth for ever. they arise, let them be ashamed; but let thy * Unto the upright there ariseth light in Servant rejoice.

the darkness : he is gracious, and full of com29 Let mine adversaries be clothed with passion, and righteous. slame; and let them cover themselves with 5 A good man sheweth savour, and lendTheir own confusion, as with a mantle. eth: he will guide his affairs with discretion.

30 I will greatly praise the LORD with my 6 Surely he shall not be moved for ever: the mouth; yea, I will praise him among the righteous shall be ineverlasting reinembrance. multitude.

7 He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his 31 For he shall stand at the riglit hand of heart is fixed, trusting in the Lord. the poor, to save him from those that con 8 His heart is established, he shall not be demn his soul.

afrairl, until he see his desire upon hisenemies. PSALM CX

9 He hath dispersed ; le hath given to the 1 A psalm of David,

poor ; his righteousness endureth for ever ; THE LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou his horn shall be exalted with honour.

10 The wicked shall see it, and be grieverl; enemies lliy footstool.

be shall gnash with bis teeth, and melt awar: 2 The Lord shall send the rod of thy the desire of the wicked shall perish. strength out of Zion: rule thou in the midst

PSALM CXII. of tbine enemies.

PRAISE xe the Lord. Praise, O ye ser3 Thy people shull be willing in the day of vants of the Lori), praise the name of the thy power, in the beauties of holiness from LORD. the womb of the morning : thou hast the dew 2 Blessed be the pame of the LORD from of thy youth.

this time forth and for everinore. 4 The Lord bath sworn, and will not re 3 From the rising of the sun, unto the goperl, Thou art a priest for ever after the or- ing down of the same, the Lord's name is der of Melchizedek.

to be praised. 5 The Lord at thy right hand shall strike 4 The Lord is liigh above all nations, and through kings in the day of his wrath. bis glory above the beavens.

( He shall judge among the heathen, he 5 Whio is like unto the LORD our God, who shall hil the places with the dead bodies; lie dwelleth on bigli? shall wound the heads over many countries. 6 Who humbleth himself to behold the

7 He shall drink of the brook in the way: things that are in heaven, and in the earth! therefore shall be lift up the head.

7 He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, PSALM CXI.

and listeth the needy out of the dunghill; LORD with my whole heart in the assem- with the princes of his people. bly of the upriglit, and in the congregation. 9 He makeah the barren woman to keep

[ocr errors]

PRAISE princes, éven

W Hese Osrael went out of Egypt, the

house, and to be a joyful mother of children... 3 The sorro as of death compassel me, and Praise ye the Lorn.

the pains of hell gat hold upin me I found PSALM CXIV.

trouble and sorrow.

4 Then called I upon the name of the LORD, house of Jacob from a people of strange O Lors, I beseecli thee, deliver my soul. language,

5 Gracious is the LORD, and righteous ; 2 Judah was his sanctuary, and Israel his yea, our God is merciful. dominion.

6 The Lord preserveth the simple: I was 3 The sea saw it, and Aed; Jordan was brought low, and be helped me. driven back.

7 Return unto thy resi, O my soul; for the 4 The mountains skipped like rams, and LORD hath dealt bountifully with thee. the little hills like lambs.

8 For thou hast delivered my soul froir 5 What ailed thee, 0 thou sea, that thou death, mine eyes from tears, and my feet Aeddest ? thou Jordan, that thou wast driven from falling. back?

9 I will walk before the Lord in the land 6 Ye mountains, that ye skipped like rams, of the living. and ye little bills, like lambs?

10 I believed, therefore liave I spoken: 7 Tremble, thou earih, at the presence of I was greatly afflicted. the Lord, al the presence of the God of #1 I said in my baste, All men are liars. Jacob;

12 What shall I render unto the LORD for 8 Which turned the rock into a standing all his benefits toward me? water, the flint into a fountain of waters. 13 I will take the cup of salvation, and call PSALM CXV.

upon the name of the LURU. NOMunho usa e Lorde, not unto us, but 14 I will pay my vows onto the LORD DOW

unto thy name give glory, for thy mer- in the presence of all bis people. cy, and for thy truth's sake.

15 Precious in the siglii ol'the Lord is ibe 2 Wherefore should the heathen say, Where death of his saints. is now their God?

16 O Lori), truly I am thy servant; I am 3 But our God is in the beavens; he bath thy servant, and the son of thine handmaid. done wpatsoever he pleased.

thou hast loosed my bonds. 4 Their idols are silver and gold, the work 17 I will offer to ibee the sacrifice of thanks. of men's hards.

giving, and will call upon the name of the 5 They have mouihs, but they speak not;

Lord. eyes have they, but they see noi;

18 I will pay iny vows the LORD NOW 6 They have ears, but they hear not; noses in the presence of all his people. have they, bill they smell not;

19 In the courts of the Lord's house, JF 7 They have hands, but they handle not; the midst of thee, O Jerusalem. Praise y feet liave they, but they walk not; neither the Lord. speak they through their throat.

PSALM CXVII. 3 They that make them are like unto them; O PRAISE the LORD, all ye nations so is one . 90 Israel, trust thou in the Lord; he is

2 For his mercitul kindness is great to their help and their shield.

ward us: and the truth of the LORD endured 10 O house of Aaron, trust in the LORD); for ever. Praise ye the Lord. he is beir help and their shield.

PSALM CXVII!. i Ve that fear the LORD trust in the Lord; O GIVEbbauks unto the Lord, for heit

good: because for 12 The Lord baih been mindful of us; be ever. will bless us : he will bless the house of Israel; 2 Let Israel now say, that his merry en. he will bless the bouse of Aaron.

dureth for ever. 13 He will bless them that fear the LORD, 3 Let the house of Aaron now say, that lig both small and great.

mercy endureth for ever. 14 The LORD sball increase you more and 4 Let them now that lear the LORD say more, you and your children.

that his mercy endureth for ever. 15 Ye are blessed of the LORD, wbich made 5 I called upon the Lord in distress: thie heaven and earth.

Loki) auswered mne, und sel me in a large 16 The heaven, even the heavens, are the place. LORD's: but the earth hath he given to the 6 The Lord is on my side; I will not fear children of men.

what can man do unto me? 11 The dead praise not the LORD, neither 7 The Lord taketh my part with thein any that go down into silence.

that help me: therefore shall I see my desiri 18 But we will bless the Lord from this upon them that hate me. lime forth and for evermore. Praise the LORD. 8 It is better to trust in the LORD than to PSALM CXVI,

put confidence in man: LOVE the LORD, because he hath heard" 9 It is better to trust in the LORD than to my voice and my supplications. put confidence in princes.

2 Because he hath inclined bis ear unto me, 10 A!! uacions compassed me about: bus Hver ofure will call upon him as long as I live in the name of the LORD will I destroy there

« PreviousContinue »