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37 And sow the fields, and plant vineyards, which may A.C. 536. yield fruits of increase.

38 He blesseth them also, so that they are multiplied greatly; and suffereth not their cattle to decrease.

39 Again, they are minished and brought low through oppression, affliction, and sorrow.

40 · He poureth contempt upon princes, and causeth z Joh xii. 21. them to wander in the * wilderness, where there is no way.

41 - Yet setteth he the poor on high + from affliction, al Sam. ij. 8. and maketh him families like a flock. 42 The righteous shall see it, and rejoice: and all · ini- b Job xxii

, 19. quity shall stop her mouth.

43 Whoso is wise, and will observe these things, even they shall understand the lovingkindness of the Lord.

* Or, void place. Ps. cxii, 7, 8. + Or, after.

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PSALM LXXXVII.
1 The nature and glory of the church. 4 The increase, honour, and comfort of the

members thereof.
A Psalm or Song 1 for the sons of Korah.

1 Or, of. 1 His foundation is in the holy mountains.

2 The Lord loveth the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob.

3 Glorious things are spoken of thee, O city of God. Selah.

4 I will make mention of Rahab and Babylon to them that know me: behold Philistia, and Tyre, with Ethiopia ; this man 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 LORD 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 CXI.

1 The psalmist by his example inciteth others to praise God for his glorious, 5 and

gracious works. 10 The fear of God breedeth true wisdom. 1 Praise $ ye the Lord. I will praise the LORD with my Heb. Hallewhole heart, in the assembly of the upright, and in the congregation.

2 The works of the LORD are great, sought out of all them that have pleasure therein.

3 His work is honourable and glorious : and his righteousness endureth for ever.

4 He hath made his wonderful works to be remembered : the Lord is gracious and full of compassion.

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d Job xxviii.
28. Prov. i. 7.
& ix. 10.
Ecclus. i. 16.

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Heb. Halle, lujah.

A.C. 53G. 5 He hath given * meat unto them that fear him: he will

ever be mindful of his covenant.

6 He hath shewed his people the power of his works, that he may give them the heritage of the heathen.

7 The works of his hands are verity and judgment; all his commandments are sure.

8 They +stand fast for ever and ever, and are done in truth and uprightness.

9 He sent redemption unto his people: he hath commanded his covenant for ever : holy and reverend is his name.

10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom :
Ia good understanding have all they s that do his command-
ments : his praise endureth for ever.

PSALM CXII.
1 Godliness hath the promises of this life, 4 and of the life to come. 10 The gres-

perity of the godly shall be an eyesore to the wicked.
1 Praise || ye the LORD. Blessed is the man that feareth
the LORD, that delighteth greatly in his commandments.

2 His seed shall be mighty upon earth : the generation
of the upright shall be blessed.

3 Wealth and riches shall be in his house: and his righteousness endureth for ever.

4 Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness : he is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.

5 A good man sheweth favour, and lendeth : he will me heb, juda- guide his affairs with * discretion.

6 Surely he shall not be moved for ever: the righteous
shall be in everlasting remembrance.

7 He shall not be afraid of evil tidings : his heart is
fixed, trusting in the LORD.
8 His heart is established, he shall not be afraid, until he

upon

his enemies.
9 . He hath dispersed, he hath given to the poor; his
righteousness endureth for ever; his horn shall be exalted
with honour.

10 The wicked shall see it, and be grieved; he shall
gnash with his teeth, and melt away: the desire of the
wicked shall perish.

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+ Heh. Halle. lujah.

1 An exhortation to praise God for his excellency, 6 for his mercy.
1 Praise + ye the LORD. Praise, O ye servants of the
LORD, praise the name of the LORD,

2 Blessed be the name of the LORD from this time forth
and for evermore.

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eth himself to dwell,

3 . From the rising of the sun unto the going down of A. C. 636. the same the LORD's name is to be praised.

4 The LORD is high above all nations, and his glory above the heavens.

5 Who is like unto the LORD our God, who * dwelleth Heb. exalt. on high,

6 Who humbleth himself to behold the things that are in
heaven, and in the earth!
7 He raiseth

up
the
poor

out of the dust, and lifteth the E needy out of the dunghill;

8 That he may set him with princes, even with the princes ar of his people.

. 9 He maketh the barren woman + to keep house, and to (Heb, 19 dwell be a joyful mother of children. Praise ye the LORD.

h 1 Sam. 11.8. Ps. cvii. 41,

in an house.

PSALM CXIV.

1 Josh. iii, 13.

An exhortation, by the example of the dumb creatures, to fear God in his church.

1 When · Israel went out of Egypt, the house of Jacob i Ex. xiii. 3. from a people of strange language;

2 Judah was his sanctuary, and Israel his dominion.
3 The sea saw it, and fled : 'Jordan was driven back. k Ex. xiv. 21.

4 The mountains skipped like rams, and the little hills
like lambs.

5 What ailed thee, O thou sea, that thou fleddest ? thou Jordan, that thou wast driven back?

6 Ye mountains, that ye skipped like rams; and ye little hills, like lambs?

7 Tremble, thou earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob;

8° Which turned the rock into a standing water, the nub. 2016 flint into a fountain of waters.

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PSALM CXVI. 1 The psalmist professeth his love and duty to God for his deliverance. 12 He

studieth to be thankful. 1 I love the Lord, because he hath heard my voice and my supplications.

2 Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon him | as long as I live.

3 "The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of t. xvii. 4, hell & gat hold upon me: I found trouble and sorrow.

4 Then called 'I upon the name of the LORD; O LORD, I beseech thee, deliver

my

soul. 5 Gracious is the Lord, and righteous; yea, our God is merciful.

1 Heb. in my

days.

5, 6.

Heb. found me.

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6 The Lord preserveth the simple : I was brought low, and he helped me.

7 Return unto thy rest, O my soul; for the Lord hath dealt bountifully with thee.

8 For thou hast delivered my soul from death, mine eves from tears, and my feet from falling.

9 I will walk before the Lord in the land of the living.

10 I believed, therefore have I spoken: I was greatly afflicted :

11 I said in my haste, p All men are liars.

12 What shall I render unto the Lord for all his benefits toward me?

13 I will take the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of the LORD.

14 I will pay my vows unto the Lord now in the presence of all his people.

15 Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.

16 O Lord, truly I am thy servant; I am thy servant, and the son of thine handmaid: thou hast loosed my bonds.

17 I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will call

upon

the name of the LORD.
18 I will pay my vows unto the LORD now in the pre-
sence of all his people.

19 In the courts of the Lord's house, in the midst of
thee, O Jerusalem. Praise

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An exhortation to praise God for his mercy and truth.
10 praise the Lord, all ye nations : praise him, all ye
people.

2 For his merciful kindness is great toward us: and the
truth of the Lord endureth for ever. Praise ye the Lord.

PSALM CXXV.
1 The safety of such as trust in God. 4 A prayer for the godly, and against the

wicked.

T A Song of degrees.
1 They that trust in the Lord shall be as mount Zion,
which cannot be removed, but abideth for ever.

2 As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the
Lord is round about his people from henceforth even for

3 For the rod of * the wicked shall not rest upon the lot of the righteous ; lest the righteous put forth their hands unto iniquity.

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4 Do good, O LORD, unto those that be good, and to them AC. 536. that are upright in their hearts. 5 As for such as turn aside unto their crooked

ways, the LORD shall lead them forth with the workers of iniquity : but peace shall be upon Israel.

* Or, of Solomon.

it in it.

Or subdue, as Ps. xviii. 47,

PSALM CXXVII,
I The virtue of God's blessing. 3 Good children are his gift.

| A Song of degrees for Solomon. 1 Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain + that build it: except the Lord keep the city, the watch- 1 Web: that

are builders of man waketh but in vain.

2 It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep.

3 Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.

4 As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth.

5 Happy is the man that I hath his quiver full of them : Web hath they shall not be ashamed, but they & shall speak with the ver with them. enemies in the gate.

or, destroy. PSALM CXXVIII. The sundry blessings which follow them that fear God.

A Song of degrees. 1. Blessed is every one that feareth the Lord; that walk

2 For thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands : happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee.

3 Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of thine house: thy children like olive plants round about thy table.

4 Behold, that thus shall the man be blessed that feareth the LORD.

5 The Lord shall bless thee out of Zion: and thou shalt see the good of Jerusalem all the days of thy life.

6 Yea, thou shalt see thy children's children, and peace upon Israel.

PSALM CXXXIV.
An exhortation to bless God.

1 A Song of degrees.
1 Behold, bless ye the Lord, all ye servants of the LORD,
which by night stand in the house of the LORD.

2 Lift up your hands || in the sanctuary, and bless the ll Or, in holk.

3 The Lord that made heaven and earth bless thee out of Zion. VOL. II.

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eth in his ways.

LORD.

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