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him ; but there was no sword in the hand of David. Therefore
David ran and stood upon the Philistine, and took his sword, and
drew it out of the sheath thereof, and slew him, and cut off his
head therewith. And when the Philistines saw their champion
was dead, they fied. And the men of Israel and of Judah arose,
and sliouted, and pursued the Philistines, until thou come to the
valley, and to the gates of Ekron, And the wounded of the Phil-



istines fell down by the way to Shaaraim, even unto Gatla, and
unto Ekron. And the children of Israel returned from chasing
after the Philistines, and they spoiled their tents. And David took
the head of the Philistine, and brought it to Jerusalem ; but he put
his armour in his tent.

David and his men came to the city, and behold, it was burn-
ed with fire ; and their wives, and their sons, and their daughters,
were taken captives. Then David and the people that were with
him lifted up their voice and wept, until they had no more power
to weep. And David's two wives were taken captives, Ahinoam
the Jezreelitess, and Abigail the wife of Nabal the Carmelite. And
David was greatly distressed ; for the people spake of stoning him,
because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his
sons, and for his daughters : but Datjib ciicouragcb l)imsclf in
tl)e £or5 Ijis (5ob.

When Joab saw that the front of the battle was against him
before and behind, he chose of all the choice men of Israel, and put
them in array against the Syrians : and the rest of the people he
delivered into the hand of Abishai his brother, that he might put
them in array against the children of Ammon. And he said. If
the Syrians be too strong for me, then thou shalt help me : but if
the children of Ammon be too strong for thee, then I will come
and help thee. Be of good courage and let us play the men for
our people, and for the cities of our God: anb ti)C £orb bo tl)at

tDl)icl) sccmctl) l)im goob.

And David spake unto the Lord the words of this song in the
day that the Lord had delivered him out of the hand of all his en-
emies, and out of the hand of Saul : and he said, iZ\)C llorb is tnn
rock, anb mn fortress, anb mn beliucrcr; tl)C (3ob of mji
rock ; in l)im toill 3 trust : he is my shield, and the horn of my
salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my saviour ; thou savest
me from violence. I will call on the Lord who is worthy to be

praised : so sl)aU 3 be saoeb from mine enemies.

Thou art my lamp, Lord ; and the Lord will lighten my
darkness. For bj} tljee I have run through a troop : bj) mil (Bob
have I leaped over a wall.

Although my house be not so with God ; net lie \)(l\\) mnbe

mill) me an euerlasting couenant, orbercb in all tl)ings, anb

sure : for this is all my salvation, and all my desire, although he
make it not to grow.

And Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the inhabitants of Gilead,
said unto Ahab, As the Lord God of Israel liveth, before whom I
stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according to
my word.

And the word of the Lord came unto him, saying. Get thee hence.

1 Samuel,
XXX. 3-6.

2 ?am\iel,
X. &-12.

2 Samuel,
xxii. 1-4.

2 Samuel,
xxii. 29, 30.

2 Samuel,
xxiii. 5.

1 Kings,
xvii. J -5.



2 Kings,
xvii. 13, 14.

2 Kings,
xviii. 5, 6.

2 Chronicles,
xiv. 9-12.

2 Chronicles,
XX. 1-13.

and turn thee eastward, and hide thyself by the brook Cherith, that is
before Jordan. And it shall be, that thou shalt drink of the brook ;
and I have commanded the I'avens to feed thee there. So l)C IDCttt

mxb bib nccorMuq unto ti]c Eoorb of tl)e £orb: for I)c tocnt

aiib hxoch bg tl)C orook QlljcritI), that is before Jordan.

The Lord testified against Israel, and against Judah, by all the
prophets, and by all the seers, saying. Turn ye from your evil ways,
and keep my commandments, and my statutes, according to all the
law which I commanded your fathers, and which I sent to you by
my servants the prophets.

Notwithstanding, they would not hear, but hardened their
necks, like to the neck of their fathers, that bib UOt bclieoe in tl)C

Corb tl)cir ©ob.

He irustcb in tl)c £orb (J5ob of Israel; so that after him

was none like him among all the kings of Judah, nor any that were
before him. For he clave to the Lord, and departed not from fol-
lowing him, but kept his commandments, which the Lord com-
manded Moses.

And there came out against them (the army of Judah) Zerah
the Ethiopian, with an host of a thousand thousand, and three hun-
dred chariots ; and came unto Mareshah. Then Asa went out against
him, and they set the battle in array in the valley of Zephathah at
Mareshah, And Asa cried unto the Lord his God, and said, Corb,
it i0 notljing uiitl) tl)cc to l)clp, u)l)ctl)cr toitli mann, or roitl)
tl)em tl)at l)auc no poracr : Ijclp us, CD Corb our i&ob ; for
mc rest on tl)cc, anb in tl)ij name me go against tl)is multi-
tube. CO Corb, tl)Ou art" our (5ob; let not man preiuul
against tl)ee.

So the Lord smote the Ethiopians before Asa, and before Ju-
dah ; and the Ethiopians fled.

It came to pass, that the children of Moab, and the children
of Amnion, and with them other beside the Ammonites, came
against Jehoshaphat to battle. Then there came some that told
Jehoshaphat, saying, There cometh a great multitude against thee
from beyond the sea on this side Syria ; and behold, they be in
Ilazazon-tamar, which is En-gedi. And Jehoshaphat feared, and set
himself to seek the Lord, and proclaimed a fast throughout all Ju-
dah. And Judah gathered themselves together, to asli l)Cl|] of
tl)C Corb; even out of all the cities of Judah they came to seek
the Lord.

And Jehoshaphat stood in the congregation of Judah and Je-
rusalem, in the house of the Lord, before the new court, and said,
Lord God of our fathers, art not thou God in heaven ? and rulest not
thou over all the kingdoms of the heathen? and in thine hand is
there not power and might, so that none is able to withstand thee?



Art not thou our God who didst drive out the inhabitants of this
land before thy people Israel, and gavest it to the seed of Abra-
ham thy friend forever ? And they dwelt therein, and have built
thee a sanctuary therein for thy name, saying, If, when evil cometh
upon us, as the sword, judgment, or pestilence, or iaraine, we stand
before this house, and in thy presence, (for thy name is in this house,)
and cry unto thee in our affliction, tljCU tl)OU tuilt l)car illlb l)clp.
And now, behold, the children of Amnion and Moab and mount
Seir, whom thou wouldst not let Israel invade, when they came out
of the land of Egypt, but they turned from them, and destroyed
them not ; behold, I say, how they reward us, to come to cast
us out of thy possession, which thou hast given us to inherit.
our God, wilt thou not judge them? for we have no might against
this great company that cometh against us ; neither know we what

to do : bnt our cncs arc upon ti)cc.

x\nd all Jucildi stood before the Lord with their little ones,
their wives, and their children.

And when Hezekiah saw that Sennacherib was come, and that
he was purposed to light against Jerusalem, he took counsel with
his princes and his mighty men to stop the waters of the fountains
which were without the city : and they did help him. So there
was gathered much people together, who stopped all the fountains,
and the brook that ran through the midst of the land, saying. Why
should the kings of Assyria come, and find much water ? Also he
strengthened himself, and built up all the wall that was broken, and
raised it up to the towers, and another wall without, and repaired
Millo in the city of David, and made darts and shields in abundance.
And he set captains of war over the people, and gathered them
together to him in the street of the gate of the city, and spake com-
fortably to them, saying, Be strong and courageous, be not afraid
nor dismayed for the king of Assyiia, nor for all the multitude that
is with him : for there be more with us than with him. it3itl) l)im

is an arm of ticsl) ; but roitl) us is tl)C Corb our (Sob to l)clp
us, anb to tigl)! our battles. And the people rested themselves
upon the words of Hezekiah king of Judah.

It came to pass, that when Sanballat, and Tobiah, and the
Arabians, and the Ammonites, and the Ashdodites, heard that the
walls of Jerusalem were made up, and that the breaches began to
be stopped, then they were very wroth, and conspired all of them
together to come and to fight against Jerusalem, and to hinder it.

Nevertheless t»e ntabc our :prajicr unto our (5ob, and set a

watch against them day and night, because of them. And Judah
said, The strength of the bearers of burdens is decayed, and there
is much rubbish : so that we are not able to build the wall. And
our adversaries said. They shall not know, neither see, till we come
in the midst among thein, and slay them, and cause the work to
cease. And it came to pass, that when the Jews which dwelt by

2 Chronicles,
xxxii. 2-12.

iv. 7-14.



ix. IG, 17.

Job, T. 8.

Job, xiii. 15.

xix. 21-27.

Psalm ii. 12.

Ps. iii. 1-6.

Psalm IV. 5.

Psalm ir. 8.

Psalm vil. I.

them came, they said unto us ten times. From all places whence ye
shall return unto us they will be upon you.

Therefore set I in the lower places behind the wall and on the
higher places, I even set the people after their families with their
swords, their spears, and their bows. And I looked, and rose up,
and said unto the nobles, and to the rulers, and to the rest of the

people, Be not gc afraib of tl)cm : remember the Corb rol)icl)
is great anb terrible, aixb figl]t for iiour brethren, nour sons,
lino ^oin bangl)tcrs, nonr ujiues, ifnb nour l)ouses.

They and our fathers dealt proudly, and hardened their necks,
and hearkened not to thy commandments, and refused to obey,

neither were minbfnl of tl)n roonbers tl)at tl)ou bibst among

tl)em ; but hardened their necks.

S too nib seek nnto C!5ob, and unto God would I commit
my cause.

Though he slay me, get toill 3 trnst in l)im.

Have pity upon me, have pity upon me, ye my friends ; for
the hand of God hath touched me. Why do ye persecute me as
God, and are not satisfied with my flesh ? Oh that my words were
now written ! oh that they were printed in a book ! That they
were graven with an iron pen and lead in the rock forever ! i^or
3 knou) tl)at mn Uebeemer Uyetl),and that he shall stand at the
latter day upon the earth : and tliough after my skin Avorms destroy
this body ; yet in my flesh shall I see God : whom I shall see for
myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another ; though my
reins be consumed within me.

Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way
when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they tl)at

put tl)eir trust in Ijim.

Lord, how are they increased that trouble me ? many are they
that rise up against me. Many there be which say of my soul,
There is no help for him in God. Selah. But tl)OU, (D torb,

art a sljiclb for me: mn glorn, anb tl)e lifter up of mine

I cried unto the Lord with my voice, and he lieard me out of
his holy hill. Selah. I laid mo down and slejH ; T awaked ; for
the Lord sustained me. 3 mill not be ufraib of ten tl)ousanbs
of people, tijat l)aoc set tljemselues against me rounb about.

Ofter the sacrifices of righteousness, onb put nour trust in
tl)c Corb.

Jl mill both Ian me boron in peace, nnb sleep : for thou,

Lord, only makost me dwell in safety.

O Lord ray God, in thee liO 3 put mn trust : s^vve me from
all them that persecute me, and deliver me.



They that know thy name roill put tf^cir tmst iu i\)CC
thou, Lord, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.

Jn the Corb put 3 mil trust : how say ye to my soul. Flee
as a bird to your mountain I

How long wilt thou forget me, O Lord ? forever ? how long
wilt thou hide thy face from rae ? How long shall I take counsel
in my soul, having sorrow in my heart daily ? how long shall mine
enemy be exalted over me ? Consider and hear me, Lord my God :
lighten mine eyes lest I sleep the sleep of death ; lest mine enemy
say, I have prevailed against him ; and those that trouble me re-
joice when lam moved. JBut iJ l)auc trustcb iu l[)Y\ mcrci};
mi] l)cart sljaU rejoice in tl)r) saliuUion. 3 mil sing unto t[)c
£or5, because l)c l)atl) bealt bountifuUn roitl) me.

I have set the Lord always before me: beCtlUSe l)e is tit mn

riiglit l)anb, 3 sl)rtU not be moueb.

I will love thee, Lord, ntj} Strcngtll. The Lord is my rock,
and my fortress, and my deliverer ; my God, my strength, in U3l)0m
3 toill trust ; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my
high tower. I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised :

SO sl)rtll 3 be saoeb from mine enemies.

Some trust in chariots, and some in horses : bUt ttJC U)iU re-
member tl)e name of tl)c Dorb our (J5ob.

The Lord is my shepherd; 3 sljilll not tonut.

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures : he leadeth me
beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul : he leadeth me in the
paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Yea, though I walk
through the valley of the shadow of death, 3 toiU fear UO euil :
for tljou ort miti) me ; thy rod and thy staft' they comfort me.

Unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul. ray God, 3 trUSt in
tl)ce : let me not be ashamed, let not mine enemies triumph over me.

Lead me in thy truth, and teach me : for thou art the God of
my salvation; on tl)CC liO 3 mail rtll tl)C hax).

iUine cues are eucr tomarb tl)e £orb ; for he shall pluck
my feet out of the net.

keep my soul, and deliver me : let me be not ashamed ; for
3 put mn trust in tljee. Let integrity and uprightness preserve
me ; for 1 wait on thee.

The Lord is my light, and my salvation ; 0)|)om sljall 3 fear ?
the Lord is the strenoth of my life ; of whom shall I be afraid ?

Wlien the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon
me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell. Though an host should
encamp against me, mn l)eart sljall not fear : though war should
rise against me, in this will I be confident.

for Psalm ix. 10.

Psalm xi. 1.
Psalm xiii.

Ps. xvi. 8.


Ps. XX. 7.

Ps. xxiii. 1-4.

Ps. XXV. 1, 2.

Ps. XXV. 5.

Ps. XXV. 15.

XXV. 'JO, 21. 1

xxvii. 1-3.



xxxi. l-€.

xxxi. 13-15.

Ps. xxxii. 7.

xxxvii. 5-7.


Ps. xliv. 4-8.

Pixlvl. 1-3.'

3n tl)ec, (D £orb, ^O 3 put mn trust : let me never be
ashamed : cleliv^er me iu th}- righteousness. Bow down thine ear
to me ; deliver me speedily : be thou my strong rock, for an house
of defence to save me. For thou art my rock and my fortress ;
therefore for thy name's sake lead me, and guide me. Pull me
out of the net tliat they have laid privily for me : for tl)Ott CTVt tnil

strengtl). 3nto tljinc Ijanb 3 commit m^ spirit : tijou Ijusl
rcbccmcb mc, CD £orb C!5ob of truti). I liave hated them that
regard lying vanities: but 3 trust iU tl)C £orb.

I have heard the shinder of many : fear was on every side :
while they took counsel together against me, they devised to take away

my life. But 3 trustcb in tl)ci% © Loth : 3 saib, QlIjou art
mn ©ob. illn times arc in tl)ij l)anii : deliver me from the
hand of mine enemies, and from them that persecute me.

Thou art my hiding-place ; thou shalt preserve me from trouble ;

tliou sljalt compass mc about roitl) songs of bcliocrancc.


Commit thy way unto the Lord ; trnst also in l^im ; and he
shall bring it to pass. And he shall bring forth thy righteousness
as the light, and thy judgment as the noon-day. Kcst in tl)C

Corb, anilr tonit paticntln for him.

Why art thou cast down, my soul ? and why art thou dis-
quieted ill me ? l)ope tl)ou in ©ob, for 3 sljall jict praise Ijim
for tl)c l)elp of l)is countenance.

O my God, my soul is cast down within me ; therefore will I re-
member thee from the land of .Jordan, and of the Hermonites, from
the hill Mizar. Deep calleth unto deej) at the noise of thy water-
spouts : all thy waves and thy billows are gone over me. |)et tl)C

toxti u)iU commanb l)is looing-kintiness in tl)e I»aiv-time,

and in the night his song shall be with me, and my prayer unto
the God of my life. I will say unto God my rock. Why hast thou
forgotten me ? why go I raouining because of the oppression of the
enemy ? As with a sword in my bones, mine enemies reproach
me ; while they say daily unto me. Where is thy God ? U)|)U art

tl)ou cast bomn, (D mn soul *? anb u]l)2 art tliou bisquTeteb

tDill)in me ? I)0pe tl)OU in (5ob : for I shall yet praise him, who
is the health of my countenance, and my God.

Thou art my King, O God : command deliveiances for Jacob.
(Tlirougl) tl)ec roill voc pusi) homn our enemies : ll)rougl) tl)n
name will rae treab tijem unber tl)at rise up agaiust us. -for
J toill not trust in mu bou), neitl)er sljall mn sworb saoe mc.

13ut thou hast saved us from our enemies, and hast put them to
shame that hated us. In God we boast all the day long, and praise
thy name forever. Selah.

©ob is our refuge a\\b Strcngtl), a very present help in
trouble. ii:i)erefore will not roc fear, tijouglj lljc earti) be re-



mcueb, anb tl]ongI) tijc monntains be rarricb into tl)c mibst

of tl)C SCil; Thougli tlie wiiter.s thereof roar and be troubled,
though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah.

C^ast ll)n burbcn upon tl)C Zovh, and he shall sustain thee :
he shall never sutter the righteous to be moved.

tOliat time S am ofraib, 3 toill tntst in tl)ee. In God I

will praise his word, in God I have put my trust ; I will not fear
what flesh can do unto me.

Be merciful unto me, God, be merciful unto me : for my

soul trusteth in thee: gen, in tl)e sl)niiou) of tl)n toings toill 3

make tnn refuge, until these calamities be overpast.

Because of his strength will I toait upon tl)ee : for God is
my defence.

©ob l]atl) spoken in l)is l}o!inc6S; 3 mili rejoice, 1 toill
biuibe Gl]ccl}em, anb mete out llje ualleg of SuccotI). Gilead

is mine, and Manasseh is mine ; Ephraini also is the strength of
mine head ; Judah is my lawgiver ; Moab is my washpot ; over
Edom will I cast out my slioe : Philistia, triumph thou because of

Who will bring me into the strong city ? who will lead me
into Edom ? Wilt not thou, O God, which hadst cast us off? and
thou, O God, which didst not go out with our armies ? Give us
help from trouble : for vain is the help of man. (Jljrougl) (Sob
toe sljaU bo OUliantln '• for he it is that shall tread down our

From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart
is overwhelmed : lead me to the rock that is higher than I. For
thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy.
I will abide in thy tabernacle forever : Jf U)ili trUSt in tl)e COUert

of tl)n u)ing0. Selah.

Truly my soul toaitetl) upon (!5ob : from him cometh my
salvation. He only is my rock and my salvation ; he is my de-
fence ; J sl)aU not be greatly mooeb.

My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is
from him. lie only is my rock and my salvation : he is my de-
fence; 3 sljall not be moueb. In God is my salvation and my
glory : the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God. (JTrUSt
in ifim nt all times ; ye people, pour out your heart before him :

(5ob is a refuge for us. Selah.

In thee, O Lord, do I put mn truSt: let me never be put to
confusion. Deliver me in thy righteousness, and cause me to escape :
incline thine ear unto me, and save me. Be thou my strong habi-
tation, whereunto I may continually resort : thou hast given com-
mandment to save me ; for thou art my rock and my fortress. De-
liver me, my God, out of the hand of the wicked, out of the hand

Ps. Iv. 22.

Pa. Ivi. 3, 4.

Ps. Ivii. 1.

Ps. lix. 9.

Ps. Ix. 6-12.

Ps. Ixi. 2-4.

Ps. Ixli. 1, 2.

Ps. Ixii. 5-8.

Ps. Ixxi. 1-7.



Ps. Ixxi. 16.



Ps. Ixxxvi. 7.

Pa. xci. 2.

cvi. lO-l.'i.

of the unrighteous and cruel man. S'ox tl)OU fltt tltjl l)Opc, ®

Corb C!5ob : tI]ou art mil trust from mn gonti). By thee have

I been holden up from the womb : thou art he that took me out of
my mother's bowels : my praise shall be continually of thee. I am
as a wonder unto many ; but thou art my strong refuge.

Jf toill go in tl)c strcngtli of tl}C £orb (3oh : I will make
mention of thy righteousness, even of thine only.

He clave the rocks in the wilderness, and gave them drink as
out of the great depths. He brought streams also out of the rock,
and caused waters to run down like rivers. And they sinned
yet more against him by provoking the Most High in the wilder-
ness. And they tempted God in their heart by asking meat for
their lust. Yea, they spake against God ; they said, Cfltt (S>ob

furnisl) a tabic in tlie roilbcrncss ? Behold, he smote the rock,

that the waters gushed out, and the streams overflowed ; can 1)0
gioc breab also? can he provide flesh for his people ?

Therefore the Lord heard this, and was wroth : so a fire was
kindled against Jacob, and anger also came up against Israel ; bc-

cansc tl)cii bcUcucb not in C6ob, anb trusteb not in l)is salua-

tion : though he had commanded the clouds from above, and opened
the doors of heaven, and had rained down manna upon them to
eat, and had given them of the corn of heaven. Man did eat
angels' food : he sent them meat to the full.

He caused an east wind to blow in the heaven : and by his
power he brought in the south Avind. He rained flesh also upon
them as dust, and feathered fowls like as the sand of the sea : And
he let it fall in the midst of their camp, round about their habita-
tions. So they did eat, and were well filled : for he gave them
their own desire. They were not estranged from their lust : but
while their meat was yet in their mouths, the wrath of God came
upon them, and slew the fattest of them, and smote down the chosen
men of Israel. For all this they sinned still, ailb bcUcucb not for
his wondrous works.

How oft did they provoke him in the wilderness, and grieve
him in the desert ! Yea, they turned back and tempted God, and
limited t!)C ijolg ©nc of Jleracl. They remembered not his
hand, nor the day when he delivered them from the enemy. How
he had wrought his signs in Egypt, and his wonders in the field of
Zoan :

In the day of my trouble I will call upon thee : for thou wilt
answer me.

I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress : my
God ; in him will I trust.

He saved them from the hand of hira that hated them, and
redeemed them from the hand of the enemy. And the waters
covered their enemies : tliere was not one of them left. Then bc-



licticb tl)cr! I)is UJOrbs ; they sang Ilis praise. They soon forgat
l)is CDOrU©, they waited not for his counsel : but lusted exceeding-
ly in the wilderness, and tempted God in the desert. And he gave
them their request ; but sent leanness into their soul.

They changed their gloiy into the similitude of an ox that
eateth grass. They forgat God their saviour, which had done great
things in Egypt; wondrous works in the land of Ham, and terri-
ble things by the Red sea. Therefore he said that he would de-
stroy them, had not Moses his chosen stood before him in the
breach, to turn away his wrath, lest he should destroy them. Yea,
they despised the pleasant land, tl)CJ] bclicucb not l)is ttJOrb :
but murmured in their tents, and hearkened not unto the voice of
the Lord. Therefore he lifted up his hand against them, to over-
throw them in the wilderness.

Surely he shall not be moved forever : the righteous shall be
in everlasting remembrance. He shall not be afraid of evil tidings :

l)is l)cart is fiieci), trusting in t\)c Corir. i^is l)cart is cstab-

lisl)cb, i)e sl)aU not be afroib, until he see his desire upon his

I called upon the Lord in distress: the Lord answered me, and
set me in a large place. The Lord is on my side ; 3 Ujill not
fear : what can man do unto me ? The Lord taketh my part with
them that help me : therefore shall I see my desire upon them that
hate me. It is better to trust in the Lord than to pnt coufibcncc
in man. It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in
princes. All nations compassed me about : but in the name of the

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