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David prayeth for

17 The righteous cry, and the LORD heareth, p and delivereth them out p Is.65.24. of all their troubles.


18 The LORD is nigh 3 unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth 4 such as be of a contrite spirit.

19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous but the LORD delivereth him out of them all.

3 to the

4 the contrite of spirit.

5 or, guilty. 9 Ps.84.11, 12.

broken of heart.

20 He keepeth all his bones: not one of them is broken.

21 Evil shall slay the wicked: and they that hate the righteous shall be 5 desolate.

b Ps.71.24.

c Ps. 1.4.

22 The LORD redeemeth the soul of his servants: and none q of them that trust in him shall be desolate. PSALM XXXV. David prayeth for his own safety, and 2 which he his enemies' confusion.

1 darkness and slipperiness.

knoweth not of.

A Psalm of David.

1Th.5.3. e Pr.22.22,23.

3 Witnesses

of wrong.

PSALM 35. a La.3.58.

& my cause, O LORD, with d

them that strive with me: fight | against them that fight against me. 2 Take hold of shield and buckler, and stand up for mine help.

3 Draw out also the spear, and stop the way against them that persecute me say unto my soul, I am thy salvation.

f Ps.27.12. Mat.26.5961.

4 asked me.

4 Let b them be confounded and

put to shame that seek after my

soul: let them be turned back and brought to confusion that devise my hurt.

5 Let them be as chaff c efore the wind: and let the angel of the LORD chase them.

6 Let their way be 1 dark and slippery and let the angel of the LORD persecute them.

7 For without cause have they hidh for me their net in a pit, which without cause they have digged for my soul.



s depriving. or,afflicted.

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walked. as a friend, as a bro

ther to me.

9 halting. Job 30.1,8,




8 Let destruction come upon him 2 at unawares ;d and let his net that he hath hid catch himself: into that very destruction let him fall.

9 And my soul shall be joyful in the LORD: it shall rejoice in his salvation.

10 All my bones shall say, LORD, m Mat.12.24. who is like unto thee, which deli-n Ps.40.15. verest e the poor from him that is o Ps.50.21. too strong for him, yea, the poor Is.65.6. and the needy from him that spoil-p Ps.80.2. q 1Pe.2.23. 2Th. 1.6. 13 Ah, ah,

eth him?

11 3 False witnesses ƒ did rise up; they 4 laid to my charge things that I knew not.

our soul!

10 only one.

k Ps.22.20.

11 strong.

12 falsely.

1 Jno. 15.25.


12 They rewarded me evilg for good, to the spoiling of my soul. 13 But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth: I 6 humbled my soul with fasting; t Ps.70.4. and my prayer returned into mine u Ps.34.1. own bosom.

his enemies' confusion.

11 I7 behaved myself 8 as though he had been my friend or brother: I bowed down heavily, as one that mourneth for his mother.

15 But in mine 9 adversity they rejoiced, and gathered themselves together: yea, the abjects h gathered themselves together against me, and I knew it not; they did tear me, and ceased not:

s Ps. 132. 18. 14 righteous

16 With hypocritical mockers in feasts, they gnashed i upon me with

their teeth.

17 LORD, how long wilt thou look on? rescue my soul from their destructions, my 10 darling from the k lions.

18 I will give thee thanks in the great congregation: I will praise thee among 11 much people.

19 Let not them that are mine. enemies 12 wrongfully rejoice over me: neither let them wink with the eye that I hate me without a cause. 20 For they speak not peace: but they devise m deceitful matters against them that are quiet in the land.

21 Yea, they opened their mouth wide against me, and said, Aha, n aha! our eye hath seen it.

22 This thou hast seen, O LORD: far from me. keep not silence: o O LORD, be not

23 Stir p up thyself, and awake to my judgment, even unto my cause, my God and my Lord.

21 Judge q me, O LORD my God, according to thy righteousness; r and let them not rejoice over me. 25 Let them not say in their hearts, 13 Ah, so would we have it: let them not say, we have swallowed him up.

26 Let them be ashamed and brought to confusion together that rejoice at mine hurt: let them be clothed s with shame and dishonour that magnify themselves against


27 Let them shout for joy, and be glad, that favour my 14 righteous cause yea, let them t say continually, Let the LORD be magnified, which hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant.

28 And u my tongue shall speak of thy righteousness and of thy praise all the day long.


The grievous state of the wicked. To the chief musician. A Psalm of David the servant of the Lord. THE transgression of the wicked


there is no fear of God before his eyes.

2 For he flattereth himself in his

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

6 Thy righteousness is like the 3 great mountains; thy judgments are a great d deep: O LORD, thou preservest man and beast.

7 How 4 excellent is thy lovingkindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings.

8 They e shall be 5 abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy house; and thou shalt make them drink of the river f of thy pleasures. 9 For g with thee is the fountain of life: inh thy light shall we see light.

10 0 6 continue thy loving-kindness unto them that know thee; and thy righteousness to the upright in heart.

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..

A Psalm of David.


RET a not thyself because of evil-doers, neither be thou envions b against the workers of iniquity.

2 For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb.

3 Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and 1 verily thou shalt be fed.

PSALM 36. to find his iniquity to


a Je.4.22.

2 or, vanity.

b Pr.4.16.

4 Delight c thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.

c Ps.97.10.

3 mountains of God.

d Ro. 11.33.

4 precious. IPe.2.7.

e Ps.65.4.

5 watered. f Re.22.1,17. g Je.2.13.


h 2Co.4.6. draw out at length. PSALM 37. a 1Sa. 1.6. Pr.24.19.

b Ps.73.3.

c Is.58.14.
2 Roll thy
way upon,


d Mi.7.8,9.

David persuadeth to patience and 3 Be silent to.

confulence in God.

e Pr.20.22.

in truth, or stableness.


f Mat.5.5.

4 or, prac. tiseth.


the upright
of way.
Pr. 15. 16.

h Eze.30.21,


i 1 Pe. 1.3,4.

6 precious


5 2 Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him, and hek Pr. 16.9. shall bring it to pass.

6 And d he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the liglit, and thy judgruent as the noon-day.

73 Rest in the LORD, and wait et

patiently for him: fret not thyself him who prospereth in his way, because of the man whon bringeth wicked devices to pass. o 1Pe. 1.5. 8 Cease from anger, and forsake p Is. 14.20. wrath fret not thyself in any wise q Mat. 12.35. to do evil.

7 or, established.


m Is.33.16.

and confidence in God.

9 For evil-doers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the LORD, they shall inherit the earth.

10 For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be: yea, thou shalt diligently consider his place, and it shall not be.

11 But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace. 12 The wicked 4 plotteth against the just, and gnasheth upon him with his teeth.

13 The LORD shall laugh at him: for he seeth that his day is coming. 14 The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, to cast down the poor and needy, and to slay 5 such as be of upright Conversation.

15 Their sword shall enter into their own heart, and their bows shall be broken.

16 A a little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked.

17 For the arms h of the wicked shall be broken: but the LORD upholdeth the righteous.

18 The LORD knoweth the days of the upright: and their inheritance i 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 6 fat of lambs: they shall consume; into smoke shall they consume away.

21 The wicked borroweth, and payeth not again: but the righteous showeth 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.

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He, 13.5,6.

28 Forn the LORD loveth judgment, and forsaketh not his saints;

all the day. they are preserved o for ever: but p Is.30.18.

the seed of the wicked shall be cut off.

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

30 The q mouth of the righteous

David moveth God

speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judgment.

12 They also that seek after my

31 The law of his God is in his r heart; none of his 9 steps shall 9 or, goings. life lay snares for me and they that seek my hurt speak mischievous things, and imagine deceits all the day long.


$ 2Pe.2.9.

13 But I, as a deaf man, heard not; and I was as a dumb man that openeth not his mouth.

14 Thus I was as a man that heareth not, and in whose mouth are no reproofs.


32 The wicked watcheth the righteous, and seeketh to slay him. 33 The LORD s will not leave him in his hand, nor condemn t him when he is judged.

31 Wait u 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 himself like a 10 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 w of that man is peace.

r De.6.6.

t Ro.8.1,34.
u ver.7.
Job 5.3.

10 or, tree
that grow

eth in his
own soil.

Is. 14.14-19.

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38 But a the transgressors shal! be destroyed together: the end of the wicked shall be cut off.

f Ps.32.3.

g Jno. 1.48.

39 But the salvation of the rightcous is of the LORD: he is their strength in the time of trouble. 40 And the LORD shall help them, and deliver them: hey shall de-h La. 5.16,17. liver them from the wicked, and 3 not with. save them, because they trust in him.

e Is.1.5,6.

2 wearied.

i Mat.26.56.
Lu. 10.31,

1 For mine iniquities are gone over mned head as an heavy burden they are too heavy for me.

5 My wounds e stink and are corrupt because of my foolishness.

6I am 2 troubled; I am bowed down greatly; I go mourning all the day long.

7 For my loins are filled with a loathsome disease: and there is no soundness in my flesh.

8 I am feeble and sore broken: Ic have roared f by reason of the dis-2 quietness of my heart.

PSALM XXXVIII. David moveth God to take compassion of his pitiful case.

A Psalm of David, to bring to a re-

4 stroke.
5 or, my



LORD, rebuke me not in thyk Lu.23.49.
wrath; neither chasten me in
thy hot displeasure.
2 For thine arrows b stick fast in
me, and thy hand presseth me sore.
3 There is no soundness in my
flesh because of thine anger;
neither is there any rest in my
bones c because of my sin.

1252. 16. 10,&c
thee do I
wait for.
or, answer.
8 for halting.
9 being
living, are
10 for my
a 1Ch.16.41.
Ja.3.2, &c.
1a bridle, or,
muzzle for
my mouth.

9 LORD, all my desire is before g thee; and my groaning is not hid from thee.

10 My heart panteth, my strength faileth me: as for the light hofe mine eyes, it also is 3 gone from me. 11 My lovers and my friends stand

3 or, what
time I
have here.
d Ps.90.4,&c.
4 settled.

an image.
Lu. 12.20,21.

to take compassion. aloofi from my 4 sore; and my 5 kinsmen stand k afar off.

15 For 6 in thee, O LORD, do I hope: thou wilt 7 hear, O LORD my God. 16 For I said. Hear me, lest otherwise they should rejoice over me: when my foot slippeth, they magnify themselves against me.

17 For I am ready 8 to halt, and my sorrow is continually before me. 18 For I will declare mine iniquity; I will be sorry m for my sin. 19 But mine enemies 9 are lively, and they are strong: and they that hate me wrongfully are multiplied.

20 They also that render evil for good are mine adversaries; because I follow the thing that good is. 21 Forsake me not, O LORD: O my God, be not far from me.

22 Make haste 10 to help me, O LORD my salvation.

PSALM XXXIX. David's care of his thoughts, and prayer. To the chief Musician, even to a Jedu thun. A Psalm of David. TSAID, I will take heed to my ways, that I sin not with my tongue: 5 will keep 1 my mouth with a bridle, while the wicked is before me. 2 I was dumb with silence, I held my peace, even from good; and my sorrow was 2 stirred.


3 My heart was hot within me, while I was musing the fire burned: then spake I with my tongue,

4 LORD, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days, what it is; that I may know 3 how frail I am.

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Obedience is the


10 Remove thy stroke away from me: I am consumed by the blow 6 conflict. of thine hand. that which is to be desired in him to melt away. PSALM 40. 1 in waiting

11 When thou with rebukes dost correct man for iniquity, thou makest 7 his beauty to consume away like a moth: surely every man is vanity. Selah.

I waited.

12 Hear my prayer, O LORD, and give ear unto my cry; hold not thy peace at my tears: for I am a stranger with thee, and a sojourner, as all my fathers were.

a Ps. 15.4.

13 O spare me, that I may recover strength, before I go hence, and be b Ps. 125.5.

no more.

c Job 9.10. d Je.29.11.

1 The benefit of confidence in God. 6 3 or, none
Obedience is the best sacrifice.
can order
A Psalm of
thern unto

To the chief Musician,

2 a pit of



1 WAITED patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.

2 He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of 2 the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.

3 And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD.

h Lu.4.16-22. 4 Blessed is that man that maketh i Ac.20.20,27. the LORD his trust, and respecteth a not the proud, nor such as turnk Ps.85.10. aside b to lies. I He.4.15.

5 Many, O LOR my God, are thy wonderful works c which thou hast done, and thy thoughts d which are to us-ward: 3they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered.

6 Sacrifice e and offering thou didst not desire; mine ears hast thou; 4 opened: burnt-offering and sinoffering hast thou not required.

7 Then said I, Lo, I come: inf the volume of the book it is written of ine,

8ig delight to do thy will. O my God: yea, thy law is 5 within my


e Ps.51. 16.
He. 10.4-10.
4 digged,

f Lu.24.44.


g Jno.4.34.

5 in the
midst of
my towels.

m Ps.38.4,&c
n Lu. 18. 13, 14
6 forsaketh.

o ver.5.

1 Pe.5.7.


a Pr. 14.21. He.6.10. 1 weak, or, sick.

2 the day of


3 or, do not

b Ps.37.32,33. 91 have preached h righteousness 4 turn. in the great congregation: lo, I have c Ps.32.5. not refrained my lips, O LORD, thou d Ps. 147.3.



10 I have not hid i thy righteousness within my heart; I have de-s clared thy faithfulness and thy salvation: I have not concealed thy loving-kindness and thy truth! from the great congregation.

11 Withhold not thou thy tender! mercies from me, O LORD: let thy f loving-kindness and thy truth k continually preserve me.

12 For innumerable evils have!

evil to me. e Pr.26.21,25. A thing of Bel'al.


best sacrifice. compassed me about: mine iniquities m have taken hold upon me, so that I am not able to look up; n they are more than the hairs of mine head: therefore my heart 6 faileth me.

13 Be pleased, O LORD, to deliver me: O LORD, make haste to help me. founded together that seek after 14 Let them be ashamed and con

my soul to destroy it; let them be driven backward and put to shame that wish me evil.

the man of

my peace.

Job 19.19. Jno. 13. 18. 8 magnified.

15 Let them be desolate for a reward of their shame that say unto me, Aha, aha!

16 Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: let such as love thy salvation say continually, The LORD be magnified.

17 But I am poor and needy; yet the LORD thinketh o upon me: thou art my help and my deliverer; make no tarrying, O my God.


1 God's care of the poor. 10 David fleeth to God for succour.

To the chief Musician. A Psalm of

LESSED a is he that consider.
Deth the poor: the LORD will
deliver him in 2 time of trouble.
2 The LORD will preserve him.
and keep him alive: and he shall
be blessed upon the earth: and
wilt not b deliver him unto
the will of his enemies.


3 The LORD will strengthen him upon the bed of languishing: thou wilt 4 make all his bed in his sickness.

4 I said, e LORD, be merciful unto me: heal d my soul; for I have sinned against thee.

5 Mine enemies speak evil of me, When shall he die, and his name perish?

6 And if he come to see me, he e speaketh vanity: his heart gathereth iniquity to itself; when he goeth abroad he telleth it.

7 All that hate me whisper together against me: against me do they devise 5 my hurt.

86 An evil disease, say they, cleaveth fast unto him: and now that he lieth he shall rise up no more.

9 Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which ƒ did eat of my bread, hath & lifted up his heel against me.

10 But thou, O LORD, be merciful unto me, and raise me up, that I may requite them.

11 By this I know that thou favourest me, because mine enemy doth not triumph over me.

12 And as for me, thou upholdest

PSALMS, XLII, XLIII, XLIV. The church complaineth.
off? why go I mourning because of
the oppression of the enemy?
3 O send out thy light and thy
truth: let them lead me; let them
bring me unto thy holy hill, and to
thy tabernacles.

4 Then will I go unto the altar of God, unto God 3 my exceeding joy: yea, upon the harp will I praise thee, O God my God.

David's zeal

me in mine integrity, and settest me before thy face for ever.

13 Blessed be the LORD God of Israel from everlasting, and to everlasting. Amen, and Amen. PSALM XLII.

David's zeal to serve God in the temple.

To the chief Musician, 1 Maschil, for the sons of Korah.


1 or, A
Psalm giv
ing in-
struction to
the sons,

2 brayeth.

As the hart 2 panteth after the a Ps.63.1

water-brooks, so

my Jno.7.37.

soul after thee, O God."

2 My soul a thirsteth for God, for b Job 23 3. the living God: when b shall I come and appear before God?

c Ps. 122. 1.

3 My tears have been my meat day and night, while they continually say unto me, Where is thy God?

3 bowed

4 or, give

4 When I remember these things, I
pour out my soul in me for 1 had 5 or, his pre-
gone with the inultitude, I went
with them to the house of God,
with the voice of c joy and praise,
with a multitude that kept holyday.

sence is

5 Why art thou 3 cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? Hope thou in God: for I shall yet 4 praise him 5 for the help of his countenance.

9 I will say unto God my rock, Why hast thou forgotten me? why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?

10 As with a 7 sword in my bones, mine enemies reproach me; while they say daily unto me, Where is thy God?

O God, our fathers have told us, what work thou didst in their days, in the times of old.

2 How thou didst drive out the heathen with thy hand, and plantedst them; how thou didst afflict the people, and cast them out.

3 For a they got not the land in possession by their own sword, neither did their own arm save

e Ps.88.7.

60 my God, my soul d is castor, killing. them: but thy right hand, and

down within me: therefore will I remember thee from the land of Jordan, and of the Hermonites, from 6 the hill Mizar.

thine arm, and the light of thy PSALM 43. countenance, because 6 thou hadst a favour unto them.

4 Thou art my King, O God: command deliverances for Jacob.

7 Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy water-spouts: all thy waves e and thy billows are gone


d Ps.77.3-10.
or, the
little hill,

Ps. 133.3.



over me.

8 Yet the LORD will command his loving-kindness in the day-time, and in the night his song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the God of my life.


or, ciful.


a man of
deceit and

the gladness
of my joy.

a Ps.42.5,11.


a Jos.24.12.

b De.1.37.

c Hos. 1.7.

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5 Why a art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? Hope in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.

The church complaineth of her pre-
sent evils.

To the chief Musician for the sons of
Korah. Maschil.

5 Through thee will we push down our enemies: through thy name will we tread them under that rise up against us.

6 For c I will not trust in my bow, neither shall my sword save me. 7 But thou hast saved us from our enemies, and hast put them to d shame that hated us.

8 In God we boast all the day long, Jand d praise thy name for ever. Selah. 9 But thou hast cast off, e and put us to shame; and goest not forth with our armies.

10 Thou makest us to turn back f from the enemy and they which hate us spoil for themselves.

11 Thou hast given us 1 like sheep appointed for meat; and hast scattered us among the heathen.

12 Thou sellest g thy people 2 for nought, and dost not increase thy wealth by their price.

13 Thou makest us a reproach h to our neighbours, a scorn and aderision to them that are round about


14 Thou makest us a by-word among the heathen, a shaking of the head among the people.

15 My confusion is continually be

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