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gainst me.

13 They 9 gaped upon me with their mouths, as a ravening and a roaring lion.

14 I am poured out like water, and all my bones are 10 out of joint: my heart is like wax; it is melted Jno.19.23. in the midst of my bowels.


15 My strength is dried up like am Is.52.14.
potsherd; and my tongue cleaveth
to my jaws; and thou hast brought 11 only one.
me into the dust of death.
12 hand.
16 For dogs have compassed me:
the assembly of the wicked have n 2Ti.4.17.
enclosed me: they pierced my o Is.34.7.

hands and my feet.
17 Im may tell all my bones: they p Ps.40.9.
look and stare upon me.
Ps. 115. 11,


18 They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture.

19 But be not thou far from me, Or He.5.7. LORD: O my strength, haste thee s Ps.66.13,16. to help me. t Ps. 116. 14. Ec.5.4,5,

20 Deliver my soul from the sword; my 11 darling from the 12 power of the dog.

21 Save me from the lion's n mouth for thou hast heard me from the horns of the o unicorns.

22 Ip will declare thy name unto v Ro.3.21-26. my brethren: in the midst of the; congregation will I praise thee.

23 Ye q that fear the LORD, praise him; all ye the seed of Jacob, glorify him; and fear him, all ye the seed of Israel.


21 For he hath not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; neither hath he hid his face from him; but when he r cried unto him, he heard.


25 My praise shall be of thee in the great congregation: s It will pay my vows before them that fear hum.


k Re.22.15.

u Mat.5.5.


Jno. 10. 11,


b Ps.84.11.

pastures of



waters of

c Is.43.2.

3 makest fat.

26 The meek u shall eat and be satisfied: they shall praise the LORD that seek hum: your heart 4 to length shall live for ever.

of days.

27 All the ends of the world shall remember and turn unto the LORD: and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee. 28 For the kingdom is the LORD'S: 1 The clean and he is the governor among the

of hands.

Confidence in God's grace.

30 A seed shall serve him; it shall be accounted to the LORD for a generation.

31 They shall come, and shall declare his righteousness v unto a people that shall be born, that he hath done this.


or, O God

29 All they that be fat upon earth b Is. 33.15-17. shall eat and worship: all they 2 that go down to the dust shall bow before him and none can keep alive his own soul.

of Jacob.


David's confidence in God's grace.
A Psalm of David.


THE LORD is my shepherd; a lb shall not want.

2 He maketh me to lie down in 1 green pastures; he leadeth me beside the 2 still waters.

3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.

4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thouc art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou 3 anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD 4 for ever.


The citizens of God's spiritual kingdom.

A Psalm of David.


THE earth is the LORD's and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein. 2 For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods.

6 This is the generation of them that seek him, that seek thy face, 20 Jacob. Selah.

7 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall PSALM 24. come in. a Ps.XV.

8 Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle.

9 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall

3 Who a shall ascend into the hill of the LORD? or who shall stand in his holy place?

41 He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.

5 Heb shall receive the blessing from the LORD, and righteousness from the God of his salvation.

come in.

10 Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, he is the King of glory. Selah.

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PSALMS. XXV, XXVI, XXVII. David sustaineth his faith.
TUDGE me, O LORD; for I have


Confidence in prayer.
David's confidence in prayer.
A Psalm of David.

NTO thee, O LORD, do I lift up my soul.

PSALM 25. a Ps.22.4.5. Is.49.23.

b Is.2.3. Je.50.5. 1 bowels, Is.63.15. c Job 13.26.

d Ps.51.1.

20 my God, I trust in thee: let me not be ashamed, a 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. 1 Show me thy ways, O LORD; teach me thy paths.

e Hos. 14.9. f Ps.79.9. Eze.36.22,



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, thy 1 tender g Ro.5. 15-21. Liercies and thy lov -kindnesses; h Ps.32.8. for they have been ever of old.


7 Remember not the sins of my c, 2 lodge in youth, nor av transgressions: ac- goodness. cording to thy mercy remember i Ps.37.11,22. thou me for thy goodness' sake, Ok Pr.3.32. LORD.

Ep. 1.9, 18.

or, his co

venant to make them, know it.

8 Good and upright is the LORD: therefore will he teach sinners in 3

the way.

9 The meek will he guide in judg rent, and the meek will he teach his way.

10 All the paths of the LORD are mercy and truth unto such e as keep his covenant and his testimonies. 11 Forthy name's sake, O LORD, pardon mille iniquity; for it is 9s hatred of




o Ps. 130.8.

16 Turnm thee unto me, and have mercy upon me; for I am desolate and afflicted.

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

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 5 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 o Israel, O God, out of all his troubles.

4 bring forth. 1 Ps. 124.7,8. m Mi.7.19. n Hab.3. 17

12 What man is he that feareth! the LORD? him shall be teach in the way that he shall choose.

13 His soul shall 2dwell at ease; and his seed shall inherit the earth. 14 The secretk of the LORD is with them that fear him; and 3 he will show them his covenant. 15 Mine eyes are ever toward the d Ex.30. 19, LORD; for he shall 4 pluck my feet out of the 7 net.

c Ps. 1.1.


PSALM 26. a Ps. 139.23. b Zec. 13.9.

e Ps.27.4. 84.1,2.

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a Mi.7.7,8.
1 approached
b Ps.65.4.

c Ps.63.2.

PSALM XXVI. 2 or, delight. David resorteth unto God in con- d Is.4.5,6.

3 shouting.

fidence of his integrity.
A Psalm of David.

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

4 One thing have 1 desired of the LORD, that will I seek after that I may dwell b in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to beholde the beauty of the LORD, and to inquire in his temple.

5 Ford in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me: he shall set me up upon a rock.

6 And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me: therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of 3 joy; I will sing; yea, I will sing praises unto the LORD.

7 Hear, O LORD, when I cry with

David blesseth God.

my voice have mercy also upon me, and answer me.

84 When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek.

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 my salvation.


10 When my father and my mother forsake me, then the LORD will 5 take me up.

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

13 I had fainted, unless I had believed toe 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


11 Teach me thy way, O LORD, and lead me in a 6 plain path, be-e cause of 7 mine enemies.


6 David blesseth God: 9 He prayeth
for the people.
A Psalm of David.

INTO thee will I cry, O LORD,

4 Give them according to their deeds, and according to the wickedness of their endeavours: give them after the work of their hands; render to them their desert.

5 Because c they regard not the works of the LORD, nor the operation of his hands, he shall destroy them, and not build them up. 6 Blessed be the LORD, because he hath heard the voice of my supplications.

4 or, My
heart said
unto thee,
Let my

face seek

7 The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him. and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with ny song will I praise him. 8The LORD is 3 their strength. and he is the 4 saving strength of his anointed.



9 Save thy people, and bless d thune inheritance: 5 feed them also, and lift them up for ever.

gather me.
thy face.
way of



which ob

serve me,

Ep.2.8 PSALM 28. 1 from.

a Ps. 138.2.

2 or, the ora

cle of thy
b Ps. 125.5.
c Job 34.26.
3 or, his.
strength of
d 1Ki.8.51.
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his name.

lest, if thou be silent to me, I be-
come like them that go down into 3 or, his glo- for ever.
the pit.

rious sanc-

2 Hear the voice of my supplications, when I cry unto thee, when a I lift up my hands toward 2 thy holy oracle.

c Ps.90.17.

4 or, great.

5 in power.


3 Drawb me not away with the wicked, and with the workers of iniquity, which speak peace to their neighbours, but mischief is in their hearts.

3 in the

4 singing.
5 settled
b l's. 18.35,36.

He praiseth God. PSALM XXIX.

David exhorteth princes to give glory to God.

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A Psalm of David.

IVEa unto the LORD, O ye I mighty, give unto the LORDO glory and strength.

2 Give unto the LORD the 2 glory due unto his name; worship the LORD in 3 the beauty c of holiness. 3 The voice of the LORD is upon the waters: the God of glory thundereth: the LORD is upon 4 many waters.

4 The voice of the LORD is 5 powerful; the voice of the LORD is 6 full of majesty.

5 The voice of the LORD breaketh the cedars; yea, the LORD breaketh the cedars of Lebanon.

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7 LORD, by thy favour thoub hast 5 made my mountain to stand strong: thou didst hide thy face, and I was troubled.

8 I cried to thee, O LORD; and unto the LORD I made supplication. 9 What profit is there in my blood,

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He praiseth God.
enemies and from them that perse-
cute me.

16 Make i thy face to shine upon thy servant: save me for thy mercies' sake.

David craveth God's help.

when I go down to the pit? Shall; the dust praise thee? shall it declare thy truth?

d Ps. 126. 1,2. Is.61.3.

10 Hear, O LORD, and have mercy upon me LORD, be thou my helper. 11 Thou hast turnedd for me my mourning into dancing: thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness;


a Ps.71.1-4.

12 To the end that my 6 glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever. PSALM XXXI.

b Ps. 143.1.

David, showing his confidence in God, to me for craveth his help. a rock of strength.

to save ine.

3 For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy name's sake lead me, and guide me.

4 Pull me out of the net that they have laid privily for me: for thou art my strength.

5 Intoc thine hand I commit my spirit: thou hast redeemed me, O LORD God of truth.


i.e. tongue, or, soul, Ps. 16.9.

To the chief Musician. A Psalm of

Na Na thee, O LORD, do I put my trust; let me never be ashamed: deliver me in thy righteousness.b 2 Bow down thine ear to me; deliver me speedily: be thou 1 my e Ps. 142.3. strong rock, for an house of defence

d Jon.2.8.

c Lu.23.46. Ac.7.59.

f Ps. 18. 19.

g Ps. 102.3, &c

h Job 19.13.

2 vessel that perisheth.

6 I have hated them that regard d lying vanities: but I trust in the i Nu.6.25,26. LORD.

3 or, cut off for.

7 I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy for thou hast considered my trouble; thou hast knowne my soul in adversities;

8 And hast not shut me up into the hand of the enemy: thouƒ hast set my feet in a large room.

k Is.64.4.

9 Have mercy upon me, O LORD, I Job 5.21. for I am in trouble: mine eye is consumed with grief, yea, my soul and my belly.

5 or, fenced. m Job 35.14.

10 For g my life is spent with grief, and my years with sighing: my strength faileth because of mine iniquity, and my bones are consumed. 11 I was a reproach among all mine enemies; but especially among my neighbours, h and a fear to nine acquaintance: they that did see ine without fled from me.

PSALM 32. 1 or, giving instruction.

a Ro.4.6-8.

b 2Co.5.19.

12 I am forgotten as a dead man out of mind: I am like a 2 broken c 1Jno. 1.9. vessel.

4 a hard thing.

13 For I have heard the slander d 1Ti. 1.16. of many; fear was on every side: while they took counsel together against me, they devised to take away my life.

2 of finding.

e Is.55.6,

11 But I trusted in thee, O LORD: f Is.43.2. I said, Thou art my God.

g Ps. 143.9.

15 My times are in thy hand: deliver me from the hand of mine

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A Psalm of David, 1 Maschil. LESSED a is he whose transgres

is sin is


2 Blessed is the man unto whom the LORD imputeth b not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile. 3 When I kept silence, my bones waxed old, through my roaring all the day long.

4 For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me: my moisture is turned into the drought of summer. Selah.

5 I acknowledged my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, Ic will confess my transgressions unto the LORD; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah.

6 Ford this shall every one that is godly pray unto thee in a time 2 when thou mayest be found : e surely in the floods of great waters they shall not come nigh unto him.

7 Thoug art my hiding-place; thou shalt preserve me from trou

God is to be praised.

ble; thou shalt compass me about
with songs h of deliverance. Selah.h Ex. 15. 1,&c.
8 I will instruct thee and teach Re. 15.2,3.
thee in the way which thou shalt 3 counsel
go: I will 3 guide thee with mine

9 Be ye not as the horse, i or as the mule, which have no under-i standing: whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, lest they come near unto thee.

thee, mine
eye shall be
upon thee.
k Ps. 16.4.


20 Our soul waiteth for the LORD:u he is our help and our shield.

1 Je. 17.7,8.

10 Many k sorrows shall be to the PSALM 33. him, because w we have trusted in 21 For our heart shall rejoice in

wicked but he that trusteth in the LORD, mercy shall compass him about.

a Ps.97.12. Phi.4.4. b Ps. 150.3,4. 11 Be glad in the LORD, and rejoice, ye righteous: and shout forc Ps. 144.9. Re.5.9. joy all ye that are upright in heart. PSALM XXXIII. d Ps. 119.64. God is to be praised for his goodness.1 or, mercy. Heb. 11.3.

righteous: for praise is comely f Ge.2.1. for the upright.

g Job 26.10.

h Job 38.8-11.

2 Praise the LORD with harp sing unto him with the psaltery band an instrument of ten strings.

i Je. 10.7.

3 Sing c unto him a new song; play skilfully with a loud noise.

4 For the word of the LORD is right; and all his works are done in truth.

5 He loveth righteousness and judgment: the earth is full d of the 1 goodness of the LORD.

6 By e the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all ƒ the host of them by the breath of his mouth.


3 generation,
and gene-
n Ps.65.4.

o Pr. 15.3.

p Pr.22.2.

7 He g gathereth the waters of 9 Ps.44.3-7. the sea together as an heap: he layeth up the depth in Pr.21.31. 8 Let all the earth fear ithe LORD:| Hos.14.3. let all the inhabitants of the world s 1Pe.3. 12. stand in awe of him.

t Ps.37.19.

u Ps. 115.9-11.

v Zec. 10.7.
Jno. 16.22.

9 For he spake, k and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast.

10 The LORD 2 bringeth the counsel of the heathen to nought: hel maketh the devices of the people

of none effect.

k Ge. 1.3,&c.
2 maketh

l Is.44.25.

m Is.46.10.

11 The counsel m of the LORD standeth for ever, the thoughts of his heart to 3 all generations.

12 Blessed n is the nation whose God is the LORD; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own


Is.25.9. PSALM 34. or, Achish. 1Sa.21.13.

a Ep.5.20.
b 1Co. 1.31.


13 The LORD looketh from heaven; e Lu. 11.9. he o beholdeth all the sons of men. 2 or, flowed. 11 From the place of his habita- f Ps.3.4. tion he looketh upon all the inha- g 2Sa. 22.1. bitants of the earth.

h He.1.14.

i 1 Pe.2.3.

15 Hep fashioneth their hearts alike; he considereth all their k Ps.2.12. works. 11 Pe.3.10.&c. 16 There q is no king saved by the m 2Ti.2.19. multitude of an host: a mightyn Mat.5.9. man is not delivered by much o Eze. 14.7,8. strength.

David praiseth God.

17 An horser is a vain thing for safety: neither shall he deliver any by his great strength.

18 Behold, the eyes of the LORD is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy; 19 To deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine.t

his holy name.

22 Let thy mercy, O LORD, be upon us, according as we hope in thee. PSALM XXXIV.

David praiseth God, and exhorteth others thereto by his experience.

A Psalm of David, when he changed his behaviour before 1 Abimelech; who drove him away, and he departed. WILL bless the LORD at all a times his praise shall continually be in my mouth.

2 My soul shall make her boast b in the LORD: the c humble shall hear thereof, and be glad.

3 O magnify d the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together. 4 I sought e the LORD, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.

5 They 2 looked unto him, and were lightened and their faces were not ashamed.

11 Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of the LORD. c Ps. 119.74. d Lu. 1.46,&c. life, and loveth many days, that he 12 What man is he that desireth, may see good?

13 Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile.

11 Depart m from evil, and do good; seek peace, n and pursue it. 15 The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry.

16 The face o of the LORD is against them that do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.

6 This f poor man cried, and the LORD heard him, and saved g him out of all his troubles.

7 The angel h of the LORD encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.

8 O taste i and see that the LORD is good: blessed k is the man that trusteth in him.

9 O fear the LORD, ye his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him.

10 The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the LORD shall not want any good thing.

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