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& cxlv. 13. & cxlvi. 10. Jer. X. 10. Lam. V.

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15 Break thou the arm of the wicked and the evil man: A.C. 539, seek out his wickedness till thou find none.

16 - The Lord is King for ever and ever : the heathen p Ps.xxix. 10. are perished out of his land.

17 LORD, thou hast heard the desire of the humble : 19 thou wilt


their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to *Or,establish. hear : 18 To judge the fatherless and the oppressed, that the

+ Or, terrify. man of the earth may no more + oppress.

1 David complaineth of delay in help. 3 He prayeth for preventing grace. 5 He

boasteth of divine mercy.
To the I chief Musician, A Psalm of David.

1 Or, overseer,
1 How long wilt thou forget me, O LORD? for ever?
how long wilt thou hide thy face from me?

2 How long shall I take counsel in my soul, having sorrow in my heart daily ? how long shall mine enemy be exalted over me?

3 Consider and hear me, O LORD my God : lighten mine eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death;

4 Lést mine enemy say, I have prevailed against him; and those that trouble me rejoice when I am moved.

5 But I have trusted in thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation.

6 I will sing unto the LORD, because he hath dealt
bountifully with me.

1 David describeth the corruption of a natural man. 4 He convinceth the wicked
by the light of their conscience. 7 He glorieth in the salvation of God.

To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David,
1 The a fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. Ps. x. 4. &
They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there
is none that doeth good.

2 The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God.

3 * They are all gone aside, they are all together become . Rom. i. 10, $filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one.

Heb, stink.

4 Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge? who
eat up my people as they eat bread, and call not upon the
5 There || were they in great fear: for God is in the

neration of the righteous.

6 Ye have shamed the counsel of the poor, because the Lord is his refuge.

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liii. 1, &c.

11 Heb. they feared a fear, Ps, liii. 5.

A.C. 539.

7 * Oh that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion!

when the Lord bringeth back the captivity of his people, will give, so Jacob shall rejoice, and Israel shall be glad.

* Heb. Who

See Rom. xi,


& Ps. xxiv. 3, &c. + Heb. 80journ, t Is. xxxiii, 15.

u Ex. xxil. 25. Lev. xxv. 36.

xviii. 8. & xxii, 12.

David describeth a citizen of Zion.

| A Psalm of David. 1 LORD, 'who shall + abide in thy tabernacle? who shall dwell in thy holy hill ?

2 He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth in his heart.

3 He that backbiteth not with his tongue, nor doeth evil tOr, receiveth, to his neighbour, nor taketh up a reproach against his or, endureth.


4 In whose eyes a vile person is contemned ; but he honoureth them that fear the LORD. He that sweareth to his own hurt, and changeth not,

5 u He that putteth not out his money to usury, nor taketh Deut, xxiii. reward against the innocent. He that doeth these things shall never be moved.

PSALM XXV. 1 David's confidence in prayer. 7 He prayeth for remission of sins, 16 and for

help in affiction.

TA Psalm of David.
1 Unto thee, O LORD, do I lift up my soul.

2 O my God, I * trust in thee : let me not be ashamed, XXXIV.S. I let not mine enemies triumph over me.

3 Yea, let none that wait on thee be ashamed : let them be ashamed which transgress without cause.

4 y Shew me thy ways, O LORD; teach me thy paths.

5 Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation ; on thee do I wait all the day.

6 Remember, O LORD, as thy tender mercies and thy to set ikkuil. loving kindnesses ; for they have been ever of old.

7 Remember not the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions : according to thy mercy remember thou me for thy goodness' sake, O LORD.

8 Good and upright is the LORD: therefore will be teach sinners in the way.

9 The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way.

10 All the paths of the Lord are mercy and truth unto such as keep his covenant and his testimonies.

11 For thy name's sake, O LORD, pardon mine iniquity; for it is great.

X Ps. xxii. 5.

xxviii. 16. Rom. x. ll.

y Ps. xxvi. 11. & lxxxvi, 11. & cxix,

z Ps, ciii. 17.

Heb. thy bowels.

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know it.

12 What man is he that feareth the LORD? him shall he A.C. 539. teach in the way that he shall choose. 13 His soul * shall dwell at ease; and his seed shall in- * Heb. sha!!

lodge in good. herit the earth.

14 a The secret of the LORD is with them that fear him ; a Prov. v. 32. 4 and he will shew them his covenant.

+ Or, and his 15 Mine eyes are ever toward the LORD: for he shall make them I pluck my feet out of the net.

1 Heb. bring 16 Turn thee unto me, and have mercy upon me; for I forth. am desolate and afflicted.

17 The troubles of my heart are enlarged : O bring thou
me out of my

18 Look upon mine affliction and my pain; and forgive
all my sins.

19 Consider mine enemies; for they are many; and they
hate me with $ cruel hatred.

20 O keep my soul, and deliver me: let me not be ashamed; for I put my trust in thee.

21 Let integrity and uprightness preserve me; for I wait on thee.

22 Redeem Israel, O God, out of all his troubles.

Heb. hatred of violence.


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David resorteth unto God in confidence of his integrity.

| A Psalm of David.
1 Judge me, O Lord; for I have walked in mine in-
tegrity: I have trusted also in the LORD; therefore I shall
not slide.

2 Examine me, O LORD, and prove me; try my reins v Ps. vii. 9.

3 For thy lovingkindness is before mine eyes : and I have
walked in thy truth.
4 • I have not sat with vain persons, neither will I go

in c Ps. i. 1. with dissemblers.

5 I have hated the congregation of evil doers; and will not sit with the wicked.

6 I will wash mine hands in innocency: so will I com-

thine altar, O LORD:
7 That I may publish with the voice of thanksgiving, and
tell of all thy wondrous works.

8 Lord, I have loved the habitation of thy house, and
the place is where thine honour dwelleth.

of 9 * Gather not my soul with sinners, nor my life with thy honour. + bloody men.

10 In whose hand is mischief, and their right hand is the luft, men og I full of bribes.

|| Heb. of the

* Or, Take

nol artly

llcb filled with.

A.C. 539.

11 But as for me, I will walk in mine integrity: redeem me, and be merciful unto me.

12 My foot standeth in an even place : in the congregations will I bless the LORD.

1 that



3 hath


* Heb. ap.

f Ps. jl. 6.

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1 David sustaineth his faith by the power of God, 4 by his love to the service of

God, 9 by prayer.

TA Psalm of David. d Mic. vii, 8. 1 The Lord is d my light and my salvation ; whom shall e Ps. cxviii, 6. I fear? e the Lord is the strength of my life ; of whom shall

I be afraid ?

2 When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes,

came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell. proached against me.

3 Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident.

4 One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek

after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the Or, the de. days of my life, to behold + the beauty of the LORD, and to

enquire in his temple.

Ő For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pa-
vilion : in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he
shall set me upon a rock.
6 And now shall mine head be lifted


above mine enemies round about me: therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the LORD.

7 Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my voice: have mercy

also upon me, and answer me. Or, My

8 When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said
unto thee, Lct unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek,
thy face, $c. 9 Hide not thy face far from me; put not thy servant

away in anger: thou hast been my help; leave me not,
neither forsake me, O God of


10 When my father and my mother forsake me, then the
LORD || will take me up.

11 s Teach me thy way, O LORD, and lead me in *a
plain path, because of + mine enemies.

12 Deliver me not over unto the will of mine enemies: of . * Heb. fhose for false witnesses are risen up against me, and such as

breathe out cruelty.

13 I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.

14 Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart : wait, I say, on the LORD.

1 Heb. of shouting


heart said

my face seck

|| Heb. will gather me. g Ps. xxv. & lxxxvi, il. & cxix. # Heb. a way

which observe me.

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h P. XXX1. 24. Is, xxv. 9, Hab. ii. 3.


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1 The grievous estate of the wicked. 5 The excellency of God's mercy. 10 David

prayeth for favour to God's children.
1 To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David the servant of the LORD.
1 The transgression of the wicked saith within my heart, A.C. 539.
that there is no fear of God before his eyes.
2 For he flattereth himself in his own eyes, * until his . Heb. to find

his iniquity to
iniquity be found to be hateful.

3 The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit: he
hath left off to be wise, and to do good.
4 He deviseth + mischief upon his bed; he setteth him-

+Or, vanity.
self in a way that is not good; he abhorreth not evil.

5 i Thy mercy, O LORD, is in the heavens; and thy i Ps. Ivii. 10. faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds.

6 Thy righteousness is like the great mountains; thy Heb. the
judgments are a great deep: O LORD, thou preservest mountains of
man and beast.

7 How g excellent is thy lovingkindness, O God! there-
fore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of cious.
thy wings.
8 They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of

ll Heb. water.
thy house; and thou shalt make them drink of the river of ed.
thy pleasures.

9. For with thee is the fountain of life : in thy light shall
we see light.

10 0 * continue thy lovingkindness unto them that know
thee; and thy righteousness to the upright in heart. out at length.

11 Let not the foot of pride come against me, and let not
the hand of the wicked remove me.

12 There are the workers of iniquity fallen : they are cast down, and shall not be able to rise.


Heb. pre


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for Ethan the

1 The psalmist praiseth God for his covenant, 5 for his wonderful power, 15 for

the care of his church, 19 for his favour to the kingdom of David. 38 Then
complaining of contrary events, 46 he expostulateth, prayeth, and blesseth God.
1 + Maschil of Ethan the Ezrahite.

+ Or, A Psalm
1 I will sing the mercies of the Lord for ever: with my Ezrabice
mouth will I make known thy faithfulness I to all genera- give instruc.

2 For I have said, Mercy shall be built up for ever : thy generation": faithfulness shalt thou establish in the


3 I have made a covenant with my chosen, I have k sworn 11, &c.
unto David my servant,

4 Thy seed will I establish for ever, and build up thy
throne to all generations. Selah.

Heb. to ge. neration and

So ver. 4.
k 2 Sam, vii.

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