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A.C. 539. 17 For the arms of the wicked shall be broken: but the

LORD upholdeth the righteous.

18 The Lord knoweth the days of the upright: and their inheritance shall be for ever.

19 They shall not be ashamed in the evil time: and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied.

20 But the wicked shall perish, and the enemies of the LORD shall be as the fat of lambs: they shall consume; into smoke shall they consume away.

21 The wicked borroweth, and payeth not again : but the righteous sheweth mercy, and giveth.

22 For such as be blessed of him shall inherit the earth; and they that be cursed of him shall be cut off.

23 The steps of a good man are fordered by the LORD: and be delighteth in his way.

24 Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholdeth him with his hand.

25 I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.

26 He is ever merciful, and lendeth; and his seed is blessed.

27 Depart from evil, and do good; and dwell for ever. more.

28 For the Lord loveth judgment, and forsaketh not his saints; they are preserved for ever: but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off.

29 The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell therein for ever.

30 The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his

tongue talketh of judgment. o Or, goings.

31 The law of his God is in his heart; none of his & steps
shall slide.
32 The wicked watcheth the righteous, and seeketh to

33 The LORD will not leave him in his hand, nor con-
demn him when he is judged.

34 Wait on the Lord, and keep his way, and he shall exalt thee to inherit the land: when the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see it.

35 I have seen the wicked in great power, and spreading !! Or, a green himself like || a green bay tree.

36 Yet he passed away, and, lo, he was not: yea, I sought him, but he could not be found.

37 Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace.

38 But the transgressors shall be destroyed together : the end of the wick:ed shall be cut off.

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39 But the salvation of the righteous is of the LORD: he A.C. 539. is their strength in the time of trouble.

40 And the Lord shall help them, and deliver them : he shall deliver them from the wicked, and save them, because they trust in him.

1 A prayer for the enlargement of God's kingdom, 3 to the joy of the people, 6 and

the increase of God's blessinge.
| To the chief Musician on Neginoth, A Psalm or Song.
1 God be merciful unto us, and bless us; and cause his
face to shine * upon us.

Selah. 2 That thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health

among all nations. 3 Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee.

4 O let the nations be glad and sing for joy: for thou shalt judge the people righteously, and + govern the nations upon + Heb. lead. earth. Selah.

6 Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee.

6 Ther shall the earth yield her increase ; and God, even our own God, shall bless us.

7 God shall bless us; and all the ends of the earth shall fear him.


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e Ps lxxviii.
2. Matt. xiii.

1 An earnest persuasion to build the faith of resurrection, not or worldly power,

but on God. 16 Worldly prosperity is not to be admired.

To the chief Musician, A Psalm | for the sons of Korah. 1 Hear this, all ye people; give ear, all 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.


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A.C. 539. 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 conHeb. to ge- tinue for ever, and their dwelling places * to all generations ; generation. they call their lands after their own names.

12 Nevertheless man being in honour abideth not : he is

like the beasts that perish. + Heb. delight 13 This their way is their folly : yet their posterity tap

prove 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 Or, strength. the morning; and their & beauty shall consume & in the grave grave being, from their dwelling.

15 But God will redeem my soul || from the power of * the Heb. from grave: for he shall receive me. Selah.

16 Be not thou afraid when one is made rich, when the glory of his house is increased;

11 For when he dieth he shall carry nothing away: his glory shall not descend after him.

18 Though + while he lived he blessed his soul: and men will praise thee, when thou doest well to thyself.

19 # He shall go to the generation of his fathers; they shall never see light.

20 Man that is in honour, and understandeth not, is like the beasts that perish.

to every one of them.

the hand of the grave.

* Or, hell.

f Job xxvii. 19.

1 Heb. in his life.

t Heb. The soul shall go.


8 Ps. x. 4. & xiv. I, &c.

1 David describeth the corruption of a natural man. 4 He convinceth the wicked
by the light of their own conscience. 6 He glorieth in the salvation of God.

To the chief Musician upon Mahalath, Maschil, 4 Psalm of David.
1 The & fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.

Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity: h Rom. ii. 10. - 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 altogether become filthy; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.

4 Have the workers of iniquity no knowledge? who eat up my people as they eat bread : they have not called upon

Heb. they 5 There & were they in great fear, where no fear was: for
feared a fear.

God hath scattered the bones of him that encampeth against
thee: thou hast put them to shame, because God hath de-
spised them.

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When God bringeth back the captivity of his people, Jacob A.C. 539.
shall rejoice, and Israel shall be glad.

1 The majesty of God in the church. 5 His order to gather saints. 7 The plea-
sure of God is not in ceremonies, 14 but in sincerity of obedience.
1 A Psalm * of Asaph.

1 The mighty God, even the LORD, hath spoken, and
called the earth from the rising of the sun unto the going
down thereof.

2 Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God hath shined.

3 Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence : a fire shall devour before him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about him.

4 He shall call to the heavens from above, and to the earth, that he may judge his people.

5 Gather my saints together unto me; those that have made a covenant with me by sacrifice.

6 And the heavens shall declare his righteousness : for God is judge himself. Selah.

7 Hear, O my people, and I will speak; O Israel, and I will testify against thee: I am God, even thy God.

8 I will not reprove thee for thy sacrifices or thy burnt offerings, to have been continually before me.

9 I will take no bullock out of thy house, nor he goats out of thy folds.

10 For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon a thousand hills.

11 I know all the fowls of the mountains : and the wild beasts of the field are + mine.

12 If I were hungry, I would not tell thee: 'for the world mEx. xix. 5. is mine, and the fulness thereof.

13 Will I eat the flesh of bulls, or drink the blood of Ps. xxiv. I. goats?

14 Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto

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 k Rom. ii. 21, behind thee.

18 When thou sawest a thief, then thou consentedst with him, and I hast been partaker with adulterers.

19 $ Thou givest thy mouth to evil, and thy tongue fram- with adulte eth deceit.

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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 an 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.

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There is no God. m Ps. xiv. I. & liii, 1. * Heb. unto generation and generation n Rom. iii. 14. + Heb. deceits.

1 David complaineth to God of the outrage of the wicked. 12 He prayeth for re

medy. 16 He professeth his confidence.
1 Why standest thou afar off, O LORD? why hidest thou
thyself in times of trouble ?
2 + The wicked in his pride doth persecute the poor:

Net wicked he doth them be taken in the devices that they have imagined. persecute.

3 For the wicked boasteth of his heart's desire, and TOV.2. § blesseth the covetous, whom the LORD abhorreth.

4 The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will Or, the covetous blesseth not seek after God: || God is not in all his n thoughts. , he ab

5 His ways are always grievous; thy judgments are far 11.0r, and kin above out of his sight: as for all his enemies, he puffeth at thoughts are, them.

6 He hath said in his heart, I shall not be moved : for I shall #never be in adversity.

7. His mouth is full of cursing and † deceit and fraud : under his tongue is mischief and I vanity.

8 He sitteth in the lurking places of the villages : in the et tendancety secret places doth he murder the innocent: his eyes & are

privily set against the poor. || Heb, in the

9 He lieth in wait || secretly as a lion in his den: he lieth in wait to catch the poor: he doth catch the poor, when he draweth him into his net.

10 * He croucheth, and humbleth himself, that the poor may fall + by his strong ones.

il He hath said in his heart, God hath forgotten : • Ps. xciv. 7. hideth his face; he will never see it.

12 Arise, O LORD;'O God, lift up thine hand : forget not Or, afflicted. the #humble.

13 Wherefore doth the wicked contemn God? he hath said in his heart, Thou wilt not require it.

14 Thou hast seen it ; for thou beholdest mischief and Heb. clea. spite, to requite it with thy hand: the poor & committeth

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