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22 Yea, p for thy sake are we killed all the day long; we are counted as sheep for the slaughter.
23 Awake, why sleepest thou, O LORD? arise.castq us not off for ever. 24 Wherefore hidest thou thy face, and forgettest our affliction and our oppression?
25 For our soul is bowed down to the dust: our belly cleaveth unto the earth.
26 Arise 4 for our help, and deem us for thy mercies' sake. PSALM XLV. The majesty and grace of Christ's kingdom.
To the chief Musician upon Shoshannim, a for the sons of Korah, 1 Maschil. A song of loves.
a help for us. PSALM 45.
a Ps. LXIX.
or, of in
2 boileth, or, bubbleth up. b Ca.5.9-15.
3 prosper thou, ride thou.
f Ps.65.5. g Ps.38.2.
4 or. O God, i Is.61.1. re-k 1Ki.1.39,40.
1 Ca. 1.3. m Ca.6.8. n IKI.2.19.
Mat. 10.37. p Ca.4.9,&c. q Is.54.5. r Ps.95.6. Is.23. 18. Ac.21.3-6. Is.60.3.
Y heart 2 is inditing a good matter: I speak of the things which I have made touching the. king: my tongue is the pen of at ready writer.
2 Thou art fairer b than the child-u ren of men: grace c is poured into thy lips therefore God hath blessed thee for ever.
3 Gird thy swordd upon thy thigh, O most mighty, with thy glory and thy majesty.
4 And in thy majesty 3 ride e prosperously because of truth and meekness and righteousness; and thy right hand shall teach thee terrible f things.
5 Thine arrows g are sharp in the heart of the king's enemies; whereby the people fall under thee.
6 Thy throne, h O God, is for ever and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre.
7 Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: therefore 4 God, thy God, hath anointed i thee with the oil of gladness k above thy fellows.
z Mal. 1.11. PSALM 46. or, of. a PS.XLVIII. LXVI. b 1Ch.15.20. 2 heart of
c Eze.47.1-12. d Re.21.2,3. 3 when the morning appeareth, Ex. 14.24,27. Ps.30.5.
an high place for us.
of Christ's kingdom.
8 All thy garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia, out of the ivory palaces, whereby they have made thee glad.
9 Kings' daughters m were among right n hand did stand the queen in thy honourable women: upon thy gold of Ophir.
10 Hearken, O daughter, and consider, and incline thine ear; forget o also thine own people, and thy father's house;
11 Sop shall the king greatly desire thy beauty: for q he is thy Lord; and worship r thou him.
12 And the daughter of Tyre s shall be there with a gift; even the richt among the people shall entreat thy 5 favour.
13 The king's daughter is all glorious within her clothing u is of wrought gold.
14 She shall be brought v unto the king in raiment of needle-work: the virgins her companions that follow her shall be brought unto thee.
4 He shall choose our inheritance for us, the excellency of Jacob whom he loved. Selah.
5 God is gone up a with a shout, the LORD with the sound of a trumpet.
6 Sing praises to God, sing praises: sing praises unto our King, sing
The ornaments and privileges of the
GREAT is the LORD, and greatly to be praised in a the city of our God, in the mountain of his holiness.
b Zec. 14.9.
2 or, every
7 Thou breakest the ships of g Tarshish with an east wind.
c 1Co. 14. 15. Col.3.16.
3 or, The vo-
La.2.15. c Is. 14.13.
7 Forb God is the king of all the d Mat.5.35. earth: sing ye praises 2 with under-e 28a. 10.6-19. standing.c
8 God reigneth over the heathen: fEx.15.14-16. God sitteth upon the throne of his g Eze.27.25, holiness.
9 3 The princes of the people are gathered together, even the people h Is.2.2. of the God of Abraham: for the shields d of the earth belong unto God: he is greatly exalted. PSALM XLVIII.
i Jos.7.9. Ps. 113.3.
the people of, &c. 2Co.8.5.
d Pr.30.5. PSALM 48.
1 or, of.
2 Set your heart to. 3 or,raise up. k Ps.73.24. Is.58.11.
2 Beautiful b for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount b Hos.7.2. Zion, on the sides of the north, cc Job 36.18. the city d of the great King.
3 God is known in her palaces for a refuge.
d Ac. 13.33,37 e Ec.2. 16-21. generation and gene
4 For, lo, the kings e were assem-2 bled, they passed by together.
5 They saw it, and so they mar- ration. velled; they were troubled, and f 2Sa. 18.18. hasted away.
PSALM 49. 1 or, of.
6 Fear took hold upon them 5 Ps.39.5. there, and pain, as of a woman in 3 delight in travail. their mouth.
of the church.
8 As we have heard, so have we seen in the city of the LORD of hosts, in the city of our God: God will establish h it for ever. Selah. 9 We have thought of thy lovingkindness, O God, in the midst of thy temple.
10 According to thy name, i O God, so is thy praise unto the ends of the earth: thy right hand is full of right
11 Let mount Zion rejoice, let the daughters of Judah be glad, because of thy judgments.
12 Walk about Zion, and go round about her: tell the towers thereof. 13 2 Mark ye well her bulwarks, consider her palaces; that ye may tell it to the generation following. 14 For this God is our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide k even unto death.
Worldly prosperity is not to be admired. To the chief Musician. A Psalm 1 for
the sons of Korah.
ear, all ye inhabitants of the
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 a should I fear in the days of evil, when the iniquity of my heels shall compass b 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 c 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.d
10 Fore he seeth that wise men die, likewise the fool and the brutish person perish, and leave their wealth to others.
11 Their inward thought as, that their houses shall continue for ever, and their dwelling places to 2 all generations; they call their lands f after their own names.
12 Nevertheless man g being in honour abideth not: he is like the beasts that perish.
13 This their way is their folly: yet their posterity 3 approve their sayings. Selah.
14 Like sheep they are laid in the grave; death shall feed on them;
Order to gather saints.
and the upright shall have dominion h over them in the morning; and their 4 beauty shall consume 6 in the grave from their dwelling, 15 But God will redeem my soul from the 6 power of 7 the grave: for he shall receive me. Selah.
PSALMS, L, LI.
16 Be not thou afraid when one is made rich, when the glory of his house is increased;
ing an habitation to every one of them. hand.
17 For when he dieth, he shall carry nothing away: his glory 7 or, hell. shall not descend after him.
18 Though 8 while he lived he blessed his soul: and men will praise thee, when thou doest well to thyself.
199 He shall go to the generation of his fathers; they shall never see light.
20 Man that is in honour, and un-a derstandeth not, is like the beasts k that perish.
The majesty of God in the church.
the earth from the rising of the sun
2 Out b of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God hath shined.
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
i Lu. 12.20.
3 Our God shall come, c and shall not keep silence: a fire d 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 e my saints together unto me; those that have made a covenant ƒ with me by sacrifice. 6 And the heavens shall declaren his righteousness: for God g is judge himself. Selah.
10 For every beast of the forest mine, and the cattle upon a thousand hills.
1 or, for.
7 Hear, h O my people, and I willo Ps.9.17. speak; O Israel, and I will testify p 1Pe.2.9. against thee: I am God, even thy disposeth God. his way.
m Pr.5. 12, 13.
3 thy portion
23 Whoso offereth praise p glorifieth me: and to him that 5 ordereth his q conversation aright will I He. 10.4,6. show the salvation of God.
2 with me.
God delighteth not in sacrifice, but in
To the chief Musician. A Psalm of
David confesseth his sins.
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 m instruction, and castest my words behind thee.
18 When thou sawest a thief, then thou consentedst with him, and 3 hast been partaker with adul
11 I know all the fowls of the mountains: and the wild beasts of the field are 2 mine.
12 If I were hungry, I would not tell thee: for the world is mine, and the fulness thereof.
i Le. 14.4-9.
13 Will I eat the flesh of bulls, or
19 Thou 4 givest thy mouth to evil, and thy tongue frameth deceit. 20 Thou sittest and speakest against thy brother; thou slanderest thine own mother's son.
21 These things hast thou done, and n 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.
according to thy loving-kindEc.8.11,12. ness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot c out my transgressions.
2 Wash d me thoroughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.
3 For I acknowledge e my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me.
4 Against f thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy 62a.11.2,4. sight:g that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest.
c Is.43.25. 44.22. Ac.3.19. d Re. 1.5.
5 Behold, h I was shapen in iniquity and in sin did my mother 1 conceive me.
22 Now consider this, ye that o forget God, lest I tear you in pieces, and there be none to deliver.
9 Hidem thy face from my sins,] and blot out all mine iniquities. 10 Create n in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a 2 right spirit within me.
PSALMS, LII, LIII, LIV. Corruption of a natural man.
8 But I am like h a green olive tree in the house of God: I trust in the mercy of God for ever and ever. 9 I will praise thee for ever, because thou hast done it: and I will wait i on thy name; for k it is good before thy saints.
11 Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not o thy holy Spirit from me. 12 Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free p Spirit.
13 Then q will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee.
14 Deliver me from 3 blood-guiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation: and my tongue r shall sing aloud of thy righteousness.
15 O LORD, open thou my lips; and my mouth shall show forth thy praise.
16 Fors thou desirest not sacrifice; 4 else would I give it: thou delightest not a burnt-oilering.
17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken t and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.
18 Do good in thy good pleasure unto Zion: build thou the walls of Jerusalem.
19 Then shalt thou be pleased with the sacrificesu of righteousness, with burnt-offering and whole burnt-offering: then shall they of fer bullocks upon thine altar. PSALM LII.
7HY boastest thou thyself in mischief, O mighty man? the c goodness of God endureth con
m Je. 16. 17.
n Ac. 15.9.
3 Thou lovest evil more than good; and lying d rather than to speak righteousness. Selah.
David describeth the corruption of a
To the chief Musician upon Mahalath,
h Ps. 1.3.
David, upon his confidence in God's
help, promiseth sacrifice.
a Ps. 14.1,&c.
4 Thou lovest all-devouring words, 10 thou deceitful tongue.
5 God e shall likewise 2 destroyg thee for ever, he shall take thec away, and pluck thee out of thy dwelling-place, and f root thee out a 1Sa.23.19. of the land of the living. Selah. 6 The righteous also shall see, and fear, and shall laugh at him:
b Ps 36.1.
c Ps. 118.7.
1 those that
7 Lo, this is the man that made not God his strength; but trusted g in the abundance of his riches, and strengthened himself in his 3 wickedness.
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 ent bread: they have not called up God.
2 Thy tongue deviseth mischiefs; then feared and judge me by thy strength. like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.
e Pr.28.1. f Je.6.30.
2 Hear my prayer, O God; give ear to the words of my mouth.
2 Who will
3 For strangers are risen up against me, and oppressors seek after my Soul: b they have not set God before them. Selah.
give salvations, &c. Ps. 126.1-3. PSALM 54.
5 There were they in great fear, e where no fear was: for God hath scattered the bones of him that encampeth against thee: thou hast put them to shame, becauseƒ God hath despised them.
62 Oh that the sulvation of Israel were come out of Zion! When g God bringeth back the captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice, and Israel shall be glad.
To the chief Musician on Neginoth, Maschil. A Psalm of David, when the Ziphims came and said to Saul, Doth not David hide himself with us?
4 Behold, God is mine helper: the c LORD is with them that uphold my soul.
5 He shall reward evil unto 1 mine enemies: cut them off in thy truth. 6 I will freely sacrifice unto thee: I will praise thy name, O LORD; for it is good.
7 For he d hath delivered me out of all trouble: and mine eye hath seen his desire upon mine ene
PSALMS, LV, LVI, LVII.
To the chief Musician on Neginoth, Maschil. A Psalm of David.
and hide not thyself from my supplication.
2 Attend unto me, and hear me: I mourn in my complaint, and make
4 My heart is sore pained within me: and the terrors b of death are fallen upon me.
5 Fearfulness and trembling are come upon me, and horror hath 1 overwhelmed me.
PSALM 55. a 2Sa. 16,7,8. b Ps. 116.3.
3 Because of the voice of the
12 For it was not an enemy that reproached me; then I could have borne it: neither was it he that hated me that did magnify himself against me; then I would have hid myself from him.
13 But it was thou, d a man 2 mine equal, my guide,e and mine acquaintance.
14 3 We took sweet counsel together,and walked unto the house of God in company.
to my rank.
e 2Sa, 15.12.
19 God shall hear, and afflict them, even he that abideth of old. Selah. 5 Because they have no changes, l therefore they fear not God.
20 He hath put forth his hands
4 or, the
6 And I said, Oh that I had wings like a dove! for then would I fly away, and be at rest.
7 Lo, then would I wander far off, and remain in the wilderness. Selah.
8 I would hasten my escape from the windy storm and tempest.
9 Destroy, O LORD, and divide their tongues: for I have scen c violence and strife in the city.
10 Day and night they go about it upon the walls thereof: mischief also and sorroware in the midst of it.
11 Wickedness is in the midst or, gift.
n Ps. 121.3.
8 men of
of his enemies. against such as be at peace with him: he hath broken his covenant. 21 The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart: his words were softer than oil,yetwere they drawn swords. 22 Cast m thy 7 burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: hen shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.
23 But thou, O God, shalt bring them down into the pit of destruction: bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days; o but I will trust in thee. PSALM LVI.
BE merciful unto me, O God: for man would swallow b me up; k 2Ch.32.7,8.he fighting daily oppresseth me. 2 Mine 2 enemies would daily swallow me up: for they be many that fight against me, O thou Most High.
5 or, With
d Lu. 12.4,5.
e Lu. 11.54.
David professeth his confidence in
To the chief Musician upon Jonath-elemrechokim, Michtam of David, when a the Philistines took him in Gath.
3 What time I am afraid, c I will trust in thee.
4 In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; d I will not fear what flesh can do unto me.
5 Every day they wrest my words: e all their thoughts are against me for evil.
15 Let death seize upon them, and b Ho.8.8. let them go down quick g into 4 hell: 2 observers. for wickedness is in their dwellings, and among them.
16 Ash for me, I will call upon God; and the LORD shall save me. 17 Evening and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: Ec.8.8. and he shall hear my voice.
18 He hath delivered my soul ini peace from the battle that was against me: for there were many k with me.
To the chief Musician, 1 Al-taschith,
1Sa.22.1. Bmerciful unto me: for my soul
E merciful unto me, O God, be
6 They gather themselves together, they hide themselves, they mark my steps, when they wait for my soul.
7 Shall they escape by iniquity?g in thine anger cast down the people, O God.
8 Thou tellest my wanderings: put thou my tears into thy bottle: are they not in thy book? h
9 When I cry unto thee, then shall mine enemies turn back this I know; for i God is for me. 10 In God will I praise his word: in the LORD will I praise his word. 11 In God have I put my trust: I will not be afraid what man can do unto ine.