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plentifully rewardeth the proud doer.

24 ''Be of good courage, and he shall
strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in
the Lord.

PSALM XXXIL

1 Blessedness consisteth in remission of sins. 3 Confes-
sion of sins giveth ease to the conscience. 8 God's
promises bring joy.

IT II A Psalm of David, Maschil.

BLESSED is he whose "transgression is
forgiven, whose sin is covered.

2 Blessed is the man unto whom the
Lord •'imputeth 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, I will
confess my transgressions unto the Lord ;
and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin.
Selah.

6 ^For this shall every one that is godly
Spray unto thee f in a time when thou mayest
be found : surely in the floods of great waters
they shall not come nigh unto him.

7 ^ Thou art my hiding-place ; thou shalt
preserve me from trouble ; thou shalt compass
me about with ' songs of deliverance. Selah.

8 I will instruct thee, and teach thee in the
way which thou shalt go : 1 1 will guide thee
with mine eye.

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

10 ■" Many sorrows shall be to the wicked :
but "he that trusteth in the Lord, mercy
shall compass him about.



I Gen. 1. 3.
Ps. 148. 5.



m Isai. 8. 10.
& 19. 3.

t Heb.
■maketh
frustrate.



n Job 23.
13.

Prov. 19. 21.
Isai. 46. 10.
t Heb.
to genera-
tion and ge-
neration.
o Ps. 65. 4.
& 144. 15.

p Eiod. 19.
5.

Dcut. 7. 6.
q 2 Chron.
16.9.

Job 28. 24.
Ps. 11. 4. &
14. 2.
Prov. 15.3.



r Job 34. 21.
Jer. M. 19.



t Ps. 20. 7.
& 147. 10.
Prov. 21. 31.



u Job 38. 7.
Ps. 34. 15.
1 Pet. 3. 12.
X Ps. 147.
11.



T Jobs. 20.
Ps. 37. 19.
7. Ps. 82. 1,
5. & 130. 6.
a Ps. 115. 9,
10, 11.

b Ps. 13, 5.

Zech. 10. 7.
John 10. 22.



God is to be praised for his goodness,

11 "Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, ye
righteous : and shout for joy, all ye that are
upright in heart.

PSALM XXXIIL

1 God is to be praised for his goodness, 6 for his power,

12 and for his providence. 20 Confidence is to be
placed in God.

REJOICE "in the Lord, O ye righteous:
for ''praise is comely for the upright.

2 Praise the Lord with harp : sing unto
him with the psaltery "and an instrument of
ten strings.

3 ^ Sing unto him a new song ; play skil-
fully with a loud noise.

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

5 ''He loTCth righteousness and judg-
ment : *" the earth is full of the || goodness of
the Lord.

6 sBy the word of the Lord were the
heavens made ; and ''all the host of them 'by
the breath of his mouth.

7 ''He gathereth the waters of the sea
together as an heap : he layeth up the depth
in store-houses.

8 Let all the earth fear the Lord : let all
the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of
him.

9 For ' he spake, and it was done ; he com-
manded, and it stood fast.

10 ■" The Lord t bringeth the counsel of
the heathen to nought : he maketh the de-
vices of the people of none effect.

11 "The counsel of the Lord standeth
for ever, the thoughts of his heart f to all
generations.

12 "Blessed is the nation whose God is
the Lord ; and the people whom he hath
p chosen for his own inheritance.

13 iThe Lord looketh from heaven; he
beholdeth all the sons of men.

14 From the place of his habitation he
looketh upon all the inhabitants of the earth.

15 He fashioneth their hearts alike ; "^he
considereth all their works.

16 ^ There is no king saved by the multi-
tude of an host : a mighty man is not deliv-
ered by much strength.

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

18 "Behold, the eye of the Lord is '^ upon
them that fear him, upon them that hope in
his mercy ;

19 To deliver their soul from death, and
y to keep them alive in famine.

20 ^ Our soul waiteth for the Lord : " he
is our help and our shield.

21 For our ''heart shall rejoice in him,
because we have trusted in his holy name.

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David praiseth God.

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

PSALM XXXIV.

1 David praiseth God, and exkorteth others thereto by his
experience. 8 They are blessed that trust in God.
WHe exkorteth to the fear of God. 15 The privi-
leges of the righteous.

^1 A Psalm of David when he changed his
behaviour before || Abimelech ; who drove
him away, and he departed.

I WILL " bless the Lord at all times :
his praise shall continually he in my
mouth.

2 My soul shall make her ''boast in the
Lord : *= the humble shall hear thereof, and
be glad.

3 O ^magnify the Lord with me, and let
us exalt his name together.

4 I * sought the Lord, and he heard me,
and delivered me from all my fears.

5 II They looked unto him, and were hght-
ened : and their faces were not ashamed.

6 ^This poor man cried, and the Lord
heard him, and s saved him out of all his
troubles.

7 ^ The angel of the Lord ' encampeth
round about them that fear him, and deliv-
ereth them.

8 O ■'taste and see that the Lord is
good : ■ blessed 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.

11 Come, ye children, hearken unto me :
P 1 will teach you the fear of the Lord.

12 1 What man IS he that desireth life, and
loveth many days, that he may see good?

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

14 = Depart from evil, and do good ; 'seek
peace, and pursue it.

15 " The eyes of the Lord are upon the
righteous, and his ears are open unto their
"cry.

16 yThe face of the Lord is against them
that do evil, " to cut off the remembrance of
them from the earth.

17 The righteous cry, and "the Lord
heareth, and delivereth them out of all their
troubles.

18 '•The Lord is nigh "tunto them that
are of a broken heart ; and saveth t such as
be of a contrite spirit.

19 ^ Many are the afflictions of the right-
eous : " but the Lord delivereth him out of
them all.



PSALMS.



llOr.jJcilV.,
1 Sam. 21.
13.



a Eplies 5.
20.

lThes.5.18.
2 Thes. 1. 3.
& 2. 13.



b Jer. 9. 24.

1 Cor. 1.31.

2 Cor. in. 17.
Ps. 119. 74.
& 142. 7.



d Ps. 60. 30.
Luke 1. 46.



c Matt. 7. 7.
Luke 11. 9.



II Or,

thep jlojBed
unto htm.



! vcr. 17, 19.
! Sam. 32. 1.



h Dan. 6. 22.
Hebr. 1. 14.
i see Gen.
32. 1, 2.
2 Kines 6.
17.

Zech. 9. 8.
k 1 Pet. 2. 3.



n Job 4. 10,
11.



P Ps. 32. 8.



q 1 Pet. 3.
10, IL



r 1 Pet. 2.

22.

B Ps. 37. 27.

Isai. 1. 16,

17.

t Rom. 12.

18.

Hebr. 12. 14.

u Job 36. 7.

Ps. 33. 18.

1 Pet. 3. 12.
X ver. 6, 17.

y Lev. 17.
10.

Jer. 44. 11.
Amos 9. 4.
z Prov. 10.
7.

a vcr. 6, 15,
19.

Pa. 145. 19,
20.

b Ps. 145.
18.

c Ps. 51. 17.
Isai. 57. 15.
&61.1.&
66. 2.
t Heb, to
me broken
of heart,
f Heb. eon-
trite of api-
ril.

A Prov. 24.
16.

2 Tim. 3.11,
12.

e ver 6, 17.



f John 10.
30.



t Ps. 94. 23.

II Or, shall

he euilty.

h 2 Sam. 4.

9.

1 Kincs 1.

29.

Ps.71.23.

& 103. 4.

Lam. 3 58.



Ps. 43. 1.
& 119. 1.54.
Lam. 3. 53.
b Exod. 14.
25.



c Isai. 43.
13.



d ver. 26.
Ps. 40. 14,
15. &; 70. 2,
3.

e Ps. 129. 5.



f Job 21.18.
Ps. 1. 4. &.
83. 13.
Isai. 29. 5.
Hns. 13. 3.
t Heb. dari-
Tieaa and
slij>perin£SS.
g Ps. 73. 18.
Jer. 23. 12.

h Ps. 9. 15.



i 1 Thes. 5.

3.

t Heb.

which he

knoKeth not

of.

k Ps. 7. 15,

16. & 57. 6.

& 141. 9. la

Prov. 5. SS.

I Ps. 13. 5.

m See Ps.

51. 8.

n Exod. 15.

11.

Ps. 71. 19.



t Heb.
tVitnesses
of wronff.
o Ps. 27. 12.
t Heb. then
ashed me.
p Ps. 38. 20.
& 109.3,4,
5.

Jer. 18. 20.
Jolm 10. 32.
t Heb.
depriving.
a Job 30.25.
Ps. 69. 10, 11.

Hi?'' .
ajnicted.

rMatt 10.

13.

Luke 10. 6.

T Heb.

vjalked.

t Heb.

as a friend,

as a brother

tome.

t Heb.

halting,

Ps. 38. 17.

B Job 30.1,

8, 12.



He prayeth for his own safety, ^c.

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

21 eEvil shall slay the wicked, and they
that hate the righteous || shall bo desolate.

22 The Lord ^ redeemeth the soul of his
servants : and none of them that trust in him
shall be desolate.

PSALM XXXV.

1 David prayeth for his own safety, and his e7iemief con-
fusion. 11 He complaineth of their wrongful dealing,
22 Thereby he incittth God against them.

IF A Psalm of David.

PLEAD my cause, O Lord, with 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.

4 ^Let 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 ^LeX them be as chaff before the wind:
and let the angel of the Lord chase them.

6 Let their way be t ^ dark and slippery :
and let the angel of the Lord persecute
them.

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

8 Let 'destruction come upon him fat un-
awares ; 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, ° who
is like unto thee, which deliverest the poor
from him that is too strong for him, yea, the
poor and the needy from him that spoileth
him?

11 t° False witnesses did rise up; fthey
laid to my charge things that I knew not.

12 pThey rewarded me evil for good to the
t spoiling of my soul.

13 But as for me, ^when they were sick,
my clothing was sackcloth : I || humbled my
soul with fasting ; ^ and my prayer returned
into mine own bosom.

14 I t behaved myself t as though he had
been my friend or brother : I bowed down
heavily, as one that mournethybr his mother.

15 But in mine t adversity they rejoiced,
and gathered themselves together : yea, Hhe
abjects gathered themselves together against
me, and I knew it not; they did 'tear me,

and ceased not :

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David moveth God to do Mm right.

16 With hypocritical mockers in feasts,
» they gnashed upon me with their teeth.

17 Lord, how long wilt thou ^ look on ?
rescue my soul from their destructions, f ''my
darling from the lions.

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

19 "Let not them that are mine enemies
t wrongfully rejoice over me: neither ^let
them wink with the eye <= that hate me with-
out a cause.

20 For they speak not peace : but they
devise deceitful matters against them that are
quiet in the land.

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

22 This thou hast ''seen, O Lord : ekeep
not silence : O Lord, be not ''far from me.

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

24 ''Judge me, O Lord my God, 'ac-
cording to thy righteousness ; and "let them
not rejoice over me.

25 ■'Let them not say in their hearts,
t Ah, so would we have it : let them not say,
" We have swallowed him up.

26 P Let them be ashamed and brought to
confusion together that rejoice at mine hurt:
let them be i clothed with shame and dishon-
our that ■■ magnify themselves against me.

27 = Let them shout for joy, and be glad,
that favour fmy righteous cause : yea, let
them 'say continually. Let the Lord be
magnified, "which hath pleasure in the pros-
perity of his servant.

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

PSALM XXXVL

1 The grievom estate of the wicked. 5 The excellency of
God's mercy. 10 David prayeth for favour to God's
children.

H To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David
the servant of the Lord.

THE transgression of the wicked saith
within my heart, that ^ there is no fear
of God before his eyes.

2 For •• he flattereth himself in his own
eyes, t until his iniquity be found to be hate-
ful. ...

3 The words of his mouth are miquity and

"deceit : ''he hath left off to be wise, and to
do good.

4 «He deviselh ]| mischief upon his bed ;
he setteth himself *^in a way that is not good ;
he abhorreth not evil.



PSALMS.



n Job 16. 9.
Pb. 37. 12.
Lam. 2. 16.
X Hab.1.13.

t Heb. my
onlj/ one.
y ft. 22. 20.

z Ps. 22.25,
31. & 40. 9,
10. &. 111.
1.

THcb.
strong.
a Ps. 13. 4.
& 25. 2. &
3a. 16.
t Heb.
falsely,
Ps. 38. 19.
b Job 15. 12.
Prov. 6. 13.
& 10. 10.
c Ps. G9. 4.
& 1U9. 3. &.
119. 161.
Lnm. 3. 52.
John 15. 25.



dPs.22.13.

e Ps. 40. 15.
& 54. 7. &
70.3.



f Exoa.3.7.
Acts 7. 34.

5 Ps. 28. 1.

6 83. 1.

h Ps. 10. 1.
&22. 11, 19.
& 38. 2l. &.
71. 12.
i Ps. 44. 23.
&.60. 2.

k Ps. 26. 1.
1 2 Thes. 1.



n Ps. 27. 12.
& 70. 3. &
140. 8.
t Hob. M,
ah, our soul,
o Lam. 2.
16.

p ver. 4.
Pi. 40. 14.



q Ps. 109.

29.

& 132. 18.

r Ps. 38. 16.

B Rom. 12.

15.

1 Cor. 12.

26.

t Heb. my

righteous'

vess,

Prov. 8. 18.

t Ps. 70. 4.

u Ps. 149. 4.

X Ps. 50. 1.5.
& 51. 14. &.

71.24



a Rom. 3.

18.



b Deut 29.

19.

Ps. 10. 3. &

49. 18.
t Heb. to
find his ini-
quity to
hate,

c Ps. 12. 2.
d Jer. 4. 2!.



c Prov. 4. 16.
Mic. 2. 1.
U Or, vanity,
flsai.63 S.



Ps. 57. 10.

I. 108. 4.



t Heb. tke
mountains
of God.
h Job 11. 8.
Ps. 77. 19.
Rom. 11. 33.
i Job 7. 20.
Ps. 145. 9.
1 Tim. 4. 10.
k Ps. 31. 19.
t Heb.

f redout,
Ruth 2. 12.
Ps. 17. 8.
& 91. 4.
m Ps. 65. 4.
t Hob.
watered,

n Job 20.17.
Rev. 22. 1.
o Ps. 16. 11.



p Jer 2. 13.

John 4. 10,

14.

q 1 Pet. 2. 9.

t Heb.

dravi out at

length,

I Jer. 22. 16.

s Ps. 7. 10.

& 94. 15.

U 97. 11.



I Ps. 1. 5.



n ver. 7.
Ps. 73. 3.
Prov. 23. 17.
& 24. 1, 19.



b Ps. 90. 5,



t Heb. in
truth, or,
stahleness,

c Isai. 58.
14.



t Heb. Roll
thy way
upon the
Lord.
d Ps. 55. 22.
Prov. 16. 3.
Matt. 6. 25.
Luke 12. 22.
1 Pet. 5. 7.
e Job 11. 17.
Micah 7. 9.



f Ps. 62. 1.
t Heb.
Be silent to
the Lord.

fisai. 30.
5.
Lam. 3. 26.
h ver. 1, 8.
Jer. 12. 1.



i Ps. 73. 3.
Ephes. 4. 26.
k Job 27.
13, 14.



1 ver. 11,22,

29.

Isai. 57. 13.

m Hcbr. 10.

36. 37.

n Job 7. 10.

& 20. 9.



o Matt. 5. 5.



He persuadeth to confidence in God.

5 sThy mercy, O Lord, is in the heavens;
and thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds,

6 Thy righteousness is like f the great
mountains ; ''thy judgments are a great deep :
O Lord, 'thou preservest man and beast.

7 ''How t excellent IS thy loving-kindness,
O God ! therefore the children of men 'put
their trust under the shadow of thy wings.

8 ""They shall be t abundantly satisfied
with the fatness of thy house; and thou shalt
make them drink of "the river " of thy plea-
sures.

9 PFor with thee is the fountain of life :
lin thy light shall we see light.

10 O t continue thy loving-kindness ""unto
them that know thee ; and thy righteousness
to the 'upright in heart.

1 1 Let not the foot of pride come against
me, and let not the hand of the wicked re-
move me.

12 There are the workers of iniquity
fallen : they are cast down, 'and shall not
be able to rise.

PSALM xxxvn.

David persuadeth to patience and confidence in God, bff
the different estate of the godly and the wicked.

IT A Psalm of David.

FRET *not thyself because of evil doers,
neither be thou envious 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 f verily
thou shalt be fed.

4 •= Delight thyself also in the Lord ; and
he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.

5 t "^ Commit thy way unto the Lord ;
trust also in him ; and he shall bring it to
pass.

6 «And he shall bring forth thy righteous.
ness as the light, and thy judgment as the
noon-day.

7 ''tRest in the Lord, sand wait patiently
for him : ''fret not thyself because of him who
prospereth in his way, because of the man
who bringeth wicked devices to pass.

8 Cease from anger, and forsake wrath:
'fret not thyself in any wise to do evil.

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 he : yea, " thou shalt diligently con-
sider his place, and it shall not be.

11 °But the meek shall inherit the earth;
and shall delight themselves in the abundance
of peace.

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The different estate of

12 The wicked || plotteth against the just,
P and gnasheth upon him with his teeth.

13 1 The Lord shall laugh at him: for he
eeeth 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 f such as be of
upright conversation.

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

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

17 For " the arms of the wicked shall be
broken : but the Lord upholdeth the right-
eous.

18 The Lord ^knoweth the days of the
upright: and their inheritance shall be yfor
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 he as t the fat of
lambs : they shall consume ; "into smoke shall
they consume away.

21 The wicked bOrroweth, and payeth not
agaiu: but ''the righteous sheweth mercy,
and giveth.

22 ''For such as he blessed of him shall
inherit the earth ; and they that he cursed of
him ^ shall be cut off.

23 "The steps of a ^oorf man are || ordered
by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way.

24 f Though he fall, he shall not be ut-
terly cast down : for the Lord upholdeth him
with his hand.

25 I have been young, and now am old ;
yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken,
nor his seed s begging bread.

26 ^He is t ever merciful, and lendeth;
and his seed is blessed.

27 • Depart from evil, and do good ; and
dwell for evermore.

28 For the Lord ^ loveth judgment, and
forsaketh not his saints ; they are preserved
for ever : ' but the seed of the wicked shall
be cut off.

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

30 " The mouth of the righteous speaketh
wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judg-
ment.

31 "The law of his God is in his heart;
none of his || steps shall slide.

32 The wicked p watcheth the righteous,
and seeketh to slay him.

33 The Lord i will not leave him in his
hand, nor ' condemn him when he is judged.

34 'Wait on the Lord, and keep his
way, and he shall exalt thee to inherit tke



PSALMS.


11 Or,


t Ps. 1)2. S, 6.


praetisHh.


& 91. 8


p P». 35. 10.




q P». 2. 4.


u Job 5. 3.


r 1 Sam. 20.


II Or,


10.


a frrem tree




that froireth




ill his own




soil.




X Job 20, 5,




&C.


t Hoi>. m




upright (if




Kay.




.Mic.5.6.


r Isai. 32.
17. & 57. 2.






7. Ps. 1. 4.




& S2. 5.


tProv.1.5.
1ft. & 1ft. a




1 Tim. 6.6.




n Job 38. IS.


a Ps. 3. 8.


Fs. 10. IS.




Ezek. 30.
21, &c


bPs.9.9.


X Ps. 1. 6.


cisai. 31.5.


I Isai. 60.
21.






d 1 Chron.




5.20.




Dan. 3. 17.
28. tc 6. &




J Job 5.20.




Ps. 33. 19.




t Hob. the


* P». 70
title.


preciousnesi




of lamhs.




a Ps. 102. 3.






a Ps. 6. L


b P». 112.




5,9.






b Job 6. 4.


^P,ov.3.


c Ps. 32. 4.


(1 vcr. 9.


d Ps. 6. 2.


e 1 Sam. 2.
pVot. 16. 9,


tHeb.


peace, or,
health.


II Or,


e Ezra 9. 6.


estdblished.


Ps. 4a 12.


f Ps. 3i. 19,
20. & 40. 2.


f MatU 11.
28.


& 91. 12.


Prov. 24. 16.




Mic. 7. 8.




2 Cor. 4. 9.






tHeb.




wried.


g Job 15. 23.
Ps. 59. IS.


e P.. 35. 14.

h Job 30. 28.


& 109. 10.


Ps. 42. 9. &


h DouL 15.

8. 10.


43. 2.

i Job 7. 5.


Ps. 112.5,9.


i^ ver. 3.


t Heb. aU




the day.




i Ps. 34. 14.




Isai. 1. 16,


Job 3. 24.


Ps. 22. 1.


kPs.11.7.


Isai. 50. 11.


Ps. 21. 10.




Prov. 2. 22.




Isai. 14. 20.




m Prov. 2.




21,






m Ps. ft 7.




4; 88.9.


n Mali. 12.


t HfAt.'wmt


35.


with me.




n Ps. 31. 11.




o Luke 10.




31. 32.




T heb.


Deut. 6. ft.


strolce.


Ps. 40 a &


II Or, my


19. 98.
Isai. SI. 7.


neiehbomrg.
p Luke 23.


II Or,
eomgs.
p Ps. 10. 8.


49.

q 2 Sam. 17.

1, 3, 3.




r 2 Sam. 16.




7, 8.


q 2 Pet. 2.9.


s Ps. 35. 20.


rPs.109.31.


t See 3 Sam.




16. 10.


s ver. 9.


uPs.39.2,9.


Ps. 37. 14.




Prov. 20. 22.





the godly and the wicked.

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 green bay-tree.

36 Yet he == passed away, and lo, he was
not : yea, I sought him, but he could not bo
found.

37 Mark the perfect man, and behold the
upright: for ythe end of that man is peace.

38 ^But the transgressors shall be destroy-
ed together : the end of the wicked shall be
cut off.

39 But "■ the salvation of the righteous is
of the Lord : he is their strength '' in the
time of trouble.

40 And •= the Lord shall help them, and
deliver them : he shall deliver them from the
wicked, and save them, •• because they trust
in him.

PSALM xxxvm.

David moveth God to take compassion ofhispitijut case.

IF A Psalm of David, * to bring to remem-
brance.

0* LORD, rebuke me not in thy wrath :
neither chasten me in thy hot dis-
pleasure.

2 For ■' thine arrows stick fast in me, and
"thy hand presseth me sore.

3 There is no soundness in my flesh be-
cause of thine anger ; ^ neither is there any
t rest in my bones because of my sin.

4 For *mine iniquities are gone over mine
head: as anheavy burden they are too ''heavy
for me.

5 My wounds stink, and are corrupt be-
cause of my foolishness.

6 I am t troubled ; s I am bowed down
greatly'; ""I go mourning all the day long.

7 For my loins are filled with a ' loath-
some disease : and there is ^ no soundness in
my flesh.

8 I am feeble and sore broken : ' I have
roared by reason of the disquietness of my
heart.

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

10 My heart panteth, my strength faileth
me : as for ■" the light of mine eyes, it also
t is gone from me.

11 °My lovers and my friends "stand aloof
from my f sore ; and || my kinsmen p stand
afar off.

12 They also that seek after my life 'lay
snares for me : and they that seek my hurt
■■ speak mischievous things, and ^ imagine de-
ceits all the day long.

13 But 'I, as a deaf maw, heard not; "and
/ was as a dumb man that openeth not his

mouth.

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The brevity and vanity of life.

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

15 For II in thee, O Lord, ^ do I hope :
thou wilt II hear, O Lord my God.

16 For I said, Hear me, ylest otherwise
they should rejoice over me : when my ^ foot
slippeth, they ''magnify themselves against
me.

17 For I am ready f to halt, and my sor-
row is continually before me.

18 For I will ''declare mine iniquity; I
will be *= sorry for my sin.

19 But mine enemies f 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 ; f because I follow the
thing that good is.

21 Forsake me not, O Lord : O my God,
e be not far from me.

22 Make haste fto help me, O Lord
^ my salvation.

PSALM XXXIX.

1 David's care of his thoughts. 4 The consideration of
the brevity and vanity of life. 7 The reverence of
God's judgments, 10 and prayer, are his bridles of
impatiency.

H To the chief Musician, even to * Jeduthun,
A Psalm of David.

I SAID, I will "take heed to my ways,
that I sin not with my tongue : I will



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