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thee : for thou, LORD, hast not

PSALM X. forsaken them that seek thee.

11 Sing praises to the LORD which dwelleth in Zion : declare

among the people his do- WHY standest thou afar of, ings.

O LORD ? why hidest thou tby. 12 When he maketh inqui. self in times of trouble ? sition for blood, he remember- 2 The wicked in his pride eth them : he forgetteth not the doth persecute the poor : let cry of the humble.

them be taken in the devices 13 Have mercy upon me, Othat they have imagined. LORD ; consider my trouble 3 For the wicked boasteth of which I suffer of them that hate his heart's desire, and blesseth me, thou that liftest me up from the covetous, whom the LORD the gates of death :

abhorreth. 14 That I may shew forth all 4 The wicked, through the thy praise in the gates of the pride of his countenance, will daughter of Zion : I will rejoice not seek after God: God is not in thy salvation.

in all his thoughts. 15 The heathen are sunk down 5 His ways are always griev. in the pit that they made : inous ; thy judgments are far the net which they hid is their above out of his sight: as for own foot taken.

all his enemies, he puffeth at 16 The LORD is known by the them. judgment which he executeth : 6 He hath said in his heart, I the wicked is snared in the work shall not be moved : for I shall of his own hands. Higgaion. never be in adversity. Selah.

7 His mouth is full of curs. 17 The wicked shall be turn-ing, and deceit, and fraud : un, ed into hell, and all the nations der his tongue is mischief and that forget God.

vanity. 18 For the needy shall not al-He sitteth in the lurking ways be forgotten : the expec. places of the villages: in the tation of the poor shall not perish secret places doth he murder for ever.

the innocent : his eyes are pri19 Arise, O LORD; let not || vily set against the poor. man prevail: let the heathen be 9 He lieth in wait secretly as judged in thy sight.

a lion in his den: he lieth in 20 Put them in fear, O Lord: wait to catch the poor : he doth

O that the nations may know catch the poor, when he drawthemselves to be but men. Se-eth him into his net. lah.

10 He croucheth, and hum


quire it.

bleth himself, that the poor may | 2 For lo, the wicked bend fall by his strong ones.

their bow, they make ready 11 He hath said in his heart, their arrow upon the string, God hath forgotten : he hideth that they may privily shoot at his face ; he will never see it. the upright in heart.

12 Arise, O LORD; O God, 3 If the foundations be delift up thine hand : forget not stroyed, what can the righteous the humble.

do ? 13 Wherefore doth the wick- 4 The Lord is in his holy ed contemn God ? he hath said temple, the Lord's throne is in in his heart, Thou wilt not re- heaven: his eyes behold, his

eyelids try the children of men. 14 Thou hast seen it ; for thou 5 The LORD trieth the righbeholdest mischief and spite, teous :'but the wicked, and him to requite it with thy hand: that loveth violence, his soul the poor committeth himself hateth. unto thee; thou art the helper 6 Upon the wicked he shall of the fatherless.

rain snares, fire and brimstone, 15 Break thou the arm of the and an horrible tempest: this wicked and the evil man : seek shall be the portion of their cup. out his wickedness till thou find 7 For the righteous Lord lov

eth righteousness; his counte16 The Lord is King for ever nance doth behold the upright. and ever: the heathen are perished out of his land.

PSALM XII. 17 LORD, thou hast heard the

DAVID CRAVETH GOD'S HELP. desire of the humble : thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt To the chief Musician, upon cause thine ear to hear :

Sheminith. A Psalm of Da18 To judge the fatherless and vid. the oppressed, that the man of HELP, LORD; for the godthe earth may no more oppress. ly man ceaseth ; for the faith

ful fail from among the children PSALM XI.

of men.

2 They speak vanity every one GOD'S. PROVIDENCE AND

with his neighbour; with flatJUSTICE.

tering lips and with a double To the chief Musician. A Psalm heart do they speak. of David.

3 The LORD shall cut off all IN the Lord put I my trust : flattering lips, and the tongue how say ye to my soul, Flee as that speaketh proud things : a bird to your mountain ? 4 Who have said, With our




tongue will we prevail ; our mercy ; my heart shall rejoice lips are our own : who is lord in thy salvation. 'over us?

6 I will sing unto the LORD, 5 For the oppression of the because he hath dealt bountipoor, for the sighing of the nee- fully with me. dy, now will I arise, saith the LORD ; I will set him in safety

PSALM XIV. from him that puffeth at him.

6 The words of the LORD are pure words : as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified se- To the chief Musician. A Psalm ven times.

of David. 7 Thou shalt keep them, O THE fool hath said in his LORD, thou shalt preserve them, heart, There is no God. They from this generation for ever. are corrupt, they have done

8 The wicked walk on every abominable works, there is none side, when the vilest men are that doeth good. exalted.

2 The LORD looked down

from heaven upon the children PSALM XIII.

of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God.

3 They are all gone aside, To the chief Musician. A Psalm | they are all together become of David.

filthy : there is none that doeth HOW long wilt thou forget me, | good, no, not one. O LORD? for ever? how long 4 Have all the workers of ini. wilt thou hide thy face from me quity no knowledge ? who eat

2 How long shall I take coun-up my people as they eat bread, sel in my soul, having sorrow and call not upon the LORD. in my heart daily ? how long 5 There were they in great shall mine enemy be exalted fear : for God is in the generaover me ?

tion of the righteous. 3 Consider and hear me, O 6 Ye have shamed the counLord my God : lighten mine sel of the poor, because the eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of Lord is his refuge. death;

7 Oh that the salvation of Is4 Lest mine enemy say, Irael were come out of Zion ! have prevailed against him; and when the LORD bringeth back those that trouble me rejoice the captivity of his people, Ja. when I am moved.

cob shall rejoice, and Israel 5 But I have trusted in thy shall be glad.




god : their drink-offerings of

blood will I not offer, nor take A CITIZEN OF ZION DE

up their names into my lips. SCRIBED.

5 The LORD is the portion of A Psalm of David. mine inheritance and of my cup: LORD, who shall abide in thou maintainest my lot. . thy tabernacle? who shall dwell 6 The lines are fallen unto me in thy holy hill ?

in pleasant places; yea, I have 2 He that walketh uprightly, a goodly heritage.

a and worketh righteousness, and 7 I will bless the LORD who speaketh the truth in his heart. hath given me counsel: my

3 He that backbiteth not with reins also instruct me in the his tongue, nor doeth evil to night seasons. his neighbour, nor taketh up a 8 I have set the LORD always reproach against his neighbour. | before me: because he is at my

4 In whose eyes a vile person right hand, I shall not be moved. is contemned; but he honour- 9 Therefore my heart is glad, eth them that fear the LORD. and my glory rejoiceth: my He that sweareth to his own hurt, Aesh also shall rest in hope: and changeth not.

10 For thou wilt not leave my 5 He that putteth not out his soul in hell; neither wilt thou money to usury, nor taketh re- suffer thine Holy One to see ward against the innocent. He corruption. that doeth these things shall ne- 11 Thou wilt shew me the ver be moved.

path of life: in thy presence is

fulness of joy; at thy right hand PSALM XVI.

there are pleasures for evermore. DAVID'S HOPE OF HIS


Michtam of David.

FIDENCE. PRESERVE me, O God : for in thee do I put my trust.

A Prayer of David. 2 O my soul, thou hast said HEAR the right, O Lord, unto the LORD, Thou art my attend unto my cry, give ear LORD: my goodness extendeth unto my prayer, that goeth not not to thee;

out of feigned lips. 3 But to the saints that are in 2 Let my sentence come forth the earth, and to the excellent, from thy presence; let thine in whom is all my delight. eyes behold the things that are

4 Their sorrows shall be mul- equal. . tiplied that hasten after another 3 Thou hast proved mipe heart; thou hast visited me in 14 From men which are thy the night; thou hast tried me, hand, O LORD, from men of the and shalt find nothing; I am world, which have their portion purposed that my mouth shall in this life, and whose belly thou not transgress.

fillest with thy hid treasure: 4 Concerning the works of they are full of children, and men, by the word of thy lips I leave the rest of their substance have kept me from the paths of to their babes. the destroyer.

15 As for me, I will behold 5 Hold up my goings in thy thy face in righteousness : I paths, that my footsteps slip shall be satisfied, when I awake, not.

with thy likeness. 6 I have called upon thee, for thou wilt hear me, O God: in

PSALM XVIII. cline thine ear unto me, and

DAVID PRAISETH GOD. hear my speech.

7 Shew thy marvellous loving- To the chief Musician. A Psalm kindness, O thou that savest by of David, the servant of the thy right hand, them which put LORD, who spake unto the their trust in thee from those LORD the words of this song that rise up against them. in the day that the LORD de

8 Keep me as the apple of the livered him from the hand of eye, hide me under the shadow all his enemies, and from the of thy wings,

hand of Saul: And he said, 9 From the wicked that op- I WILL love thee, O LORD, press me, from my deadly ene- my strength. mies, who compass me about. 2 The Lord is my rock, and

10 They are enclosed in their my fortress, and my deliverer; own fat; with their mouth they my God, my strength, in whom speak proudly.

I will trust; my bụckler, and 11 They have now compassed the horn of my salvation, and us in our steps: they have set my high tower. their eyes bowing down to the 3 I will call upon the LORD, earth;

who is worthy to be praised: so 12 Like as a lion that is greedy shall I be saved from mine eneof his prey, and as it were a | mies. young lion lurking in secret 4 The sorrows of death complaces.

passed me, and the foods of un. 13 Arise, O LORD, disappoint godly men made me afraid. him, cast him down: deliver my 5 The sorrows of hell comsoul from the wicked, which is passed me about: the snares of thy sword:

death prevented me..

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