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standing.

4 '•I will incline mine ear to a parable: I
will open my dark saying upon the harp.

5 Wherefore should I fear in the days of
evil, when "the iniquity of my heels shall
compass 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 re-
deem his brother, nor * give to God a ran-
som 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
Knot see corruption.

10 For he seeth that ^ wise meii die, like-
wise the fool and the brutish person perish,
'and leave their wealth to others.

11 Their inwcird thought is, that their
houses shall continue for ever, and their
dwelling-places fto all generations; they
''call their lands after their own names.

12 Nevertheless 'man bei7ig in honour
abideth not : he is like the beasts that
perish.

13 This their way is their ■" folly : yet
their posterity f approve their sayings.
Selah.

14 Like sheep they are laid in the grave ;
death shall feed on them ; and "the upright
shall have dominion, over them in the morn-
ing ; " and their || beauty shall consume || in
the grave from their dwelling. j



PSALMS.



t Heb.

Set your
heart to her
bulwarks.
II Or,
raise up.



a Isai. 58.
11.



II Or, of.



a Ps. 62. 9.



b Ps. 78. S.
Mutt. 13. 35.



c Pa. 38. 4.



d Job 31.
24, 25.
Pa. 52. 7. &
62. 10.
Mark 10. 24.
1 Tim. 6.
17.



e Matt 16.
26.



f Job 38. 18,

19.



8 Pa. 89. 48.



h EccloB. 2.
16.



i Prov. II.
4.

Ecclea. 2.
18, 21.



t Heb.
U) genera-
tion and gtr
neration,
k Gen. 4.
17.

I ver. 20.
Pa. 39. 5. tc

;i7.

m Luke 12.
20.

t Heb.
aelight m
their mouth.
n Pa. 47. 3.
Dan. 7. 22.
Mai. 4. 3.
Luke 22. 30.

I Cor. 6. 2.
Rev. 2. 26.
&20.4.

o Job 4. 21.
Ps. 39. IL

II Or, .
BtrengtA. •
II Or,

the grave
being a ha-
bitation to
every one of
them.



6 Pa. 56. 13.
on. 13. 14.

tHeb.
from the
hand of the
grave.

h- .



(] Job 27.
19.



tHcb.
m He life.
r Deut.29.
19.
Luko 12. 19.



tHeb.

The aoul

tiaXl go.

a Gen. 15.

15.

t Job 33.

30.

Pa. 56. 13.

u ver. 12.

X Ikjdea. 3.

19.



II Or,

for Asavh,

See 1 Chron.

I.l 17. & 25.

2.

2 Ohron. 29.

30.

a Neh. 9.

32.

Isai. 9. 6.

Jer.32.18.



b Ps. 48. 2.

c Dent 33.

2.

Ps. 80. 1.



d Lev. 10.

2.

Numb. 16.

3,5.

Ps. 97. 3.

Dan. 7. 10.

e Deut 4.
26. & 31. 28.
& 32. 1.
Isai. 1. 2.
Mic. 6. 1, 2.

fDeuL33.

3.

Isai. 13. 3.

{ Exod. 24.



h Ps. 97. 6.
i Pa. 75. 7.



I Exod. 20.
2.



m Isai. 1.

11.

Jcr. 7. K.

n Hos. 6. 6.



o Mic. 0. 6.
Acta 17. 25.



t Heb.
with me.



p Exod. ID.

Deut 10. 14.
Job 41. IL
Ps. 24. 1.
1 Cor. 10,
26,28.



The majesty of God in the church.

15 But God P will redeem my soul t from
the power of || the grave : for he shall re-
ceive me. Selah.

16 Be not thou afraid when one is made
rich, when the glory of his house is in-
creased ;

17 iFor when he dieth he shall carry
nothing away: his glory shall not descend
after him.

18 Though t while he lived ' he blessed
his soul, (and men will praise thee, when
thou do est well to thyself,)

19 t He shall =go to the generation oi
his fathers; they shall never see * light.

20 "Man that is in honour, and under-
•standeth not, ^ is like the beasts that perish

PSALM L.

1 The majesty of God in the church. 5 His order to
gather saints. 7 The pleasure of God is not in cere-
monies, 14 but in sincerity of obedience.

IF A Psalm || of Asaph.

THE * mighty God, even the Lord, hath
spoken, and called the earth from the
rising of the sun unto the going down there-
of.

2 Out of Zion, ''the perfection of beauty,
■^God hath shined.

3 Our God shall come, and shall not keep
silence : ^ a fire 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 ''my saints together unto me ;
? those that have made a covenant with me
by sacrifice.

6 And ''the heavens shall declare his
righteousness : for ' God is judge himself.
Selah.

7 ''Hear, O my people, and I will speak-,
O Israel, and I will testify against thee : ' I
am God, even thy God.

8 ■"! will not reprove thee "for thy sacri-
fices or thy burnt-offerings, to have been con-
tinually before me.

9 "I will take no bullock out of thy house,
nor he-goats out of thy folds.

10 For every beast of the forest is mine,
and the cattle upon a thousand hills.

11 I know all the fowls of the moun-
tains : and the wild beasts of the field are
fmine.

12 If I were hungry, I would not tell
thee: p for the world is mine, and the ful-
ness, thereof.

13 Will I eat the flesh of bulls, or drink
the blood of goats ?

508



God delighteth in sincerity.

14 1 0ffer unto God thanksgiving ; and
' pay thy vows unto the Most High :

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 instruction, and
^ castest my words behind thee.

18 When thou sawest a thief, then thou
yconsentedst with him, and t^ast been

* partaker with adulterers.

19 t Thou givest thy mouth to evil, and

* thy tongue frameth deceit.

20 Thou sittest and speakest against thy
brother j thou slanderest thine own mother's
son.

21 These things hast thou done, •'and
I kept silence ; "thou thoughtest that I was
altogether such an one as thyself: hut <■! will
reprove thee, and set them in order before
thine eyes.

22 Now consider this, ye that ^forget
God, lest I tear you in pieces, and there he
none to deliver.

23 f Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me:
and ?to him f that ordereth his conversation
aright will I shew the salvation of God.

PSALM LI.

I David prayeth for remission of sins, whereof he maketh
a deep confession. 6 He prayeth for sanctification.
16 God delighteth not in sacrifice, but in sincerity.
18 He prayeth for the church.

II To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David,
*when Nathan the prophet came unto him,
after he had gone in to Bath-sheba.

HAVE mercy upon me, O God, accord-
ing to thy loving-kindness : according
unto the multitude of thy tender mercies
»^blot out my transgressions.

2 '•Wash me thoroughly from mine ini-
quity, and cleanse me from my sin.

3 For •= I acknowledge my transgressions :
and my sin is ever before me.

4 ^Against thee, thee only, have I sinned,
and done this evil «in thy sight : ""that thou
mightest be justified when thou speakest,
and be clear when thou judgest.

5 e Behold, I was shapen in iniquity;
••and in sin did my mother t conceive me.

6 Behold, thou desirest truth 'in the in-
ward parts : and in the hidden part thou
shalt make me to know wisdom.

7 "^ Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be
clean : wash me, and I shall be 'whiter than
snow.

8 Make me to hear joy and gladness ; that



PSALMS.



n Hos. 14. 2.

Hobr. 13. 15.

r Dout. 23.

21.

Job 22. 27.

Ps. 76. 11.

Eccles. B. 4,

5.

s Job 23. 27.

Ps. 91. 15. &

107. 6. 13,

19, 28.

Zech. 13. 9.

t ver. 23.

P». 22. 23.



u Rom. 2.
21, iM.
xNeh.9.2G.



Rom. 1.



t Heb. (to

portion was

iBith adv2-

terers,

z 1 Tim. S.

22.

t Heb. Thoa

sendest.

a Pa. 52. 2.



b Eccles. 8.
11, 12.
bai. 26. 10.
& 57. 11.
c See Rom.
2.4.
d Pa. 90. a



e Job 8. 13.
Ps, 9. 17.
laai. 51. 13.



fPs.27.6.
Bom. 12. 1.
e Gal. 6. 16.
T Heb. that
aispoaetlt
his wai/.



about 1034.

* 2 Sam. 12.
1. & 11. 2,
4.



a ver. 9.
Isai. 43. 25.
&. 44. 22.
Col. 2. 14.
b Hebr. 9.
14.

1 John 1. 7,
9.

R«v. 1.5.
c Ps. 32. 5.
& 38. 18.

d Gen. 20.
6. £ 3D. 9.
Lev. 5. 19.
& 6.2.

2 Sam. 12.
13.

e Lul^e 15.
21.

f Bom. 3. 4.
g Job 14. 4.
Ps. 58. 3.
John 3. 6.
Bom. 5. 12.
Ephes. 2. 3.
h Job 14. 4.
t Heb.
warm mc.
i Job 38. 36.



k Lev. 14.
4, 6, 49.
Numb. 19.
18.

Hebr. 9. 19.
1 (s;ii. 1. 18.



m Matt 5.
4.



n Jci. 16.

17.

o ver. 1.



p Acts 15.0.
EpboB. 2. 10.
II Or, a con-
stant spirit.
a Gen. 4. 14.
2 Kines 13.
23.

r Rom. 8.9.
Ephoa.4.30.



s 2 Cor. 3.
17.



t Heb.
bloods.
t 2 Sam. 11.
17 & 12. 9.

u Ps. 35. 28.



X Numb. 15.
27, 30.
Ps. 40. 6.
iL 50. 8.
Isai. 1. 11.
Jer. 7. 22.
Hos. 6. 6.
II Or, that J
should gwB
it.

V Ps. 34. 18.
IsRi. 57. 15.
Ik. 66. 2.



z Ps. 4. 5.
Mai. 3. 3.



* 1 Sam. 22.
9.

* Ezek. 22.



a 1 Sam. 21.
7.



b Ps. 50. 19.
c Ps. 57. 4.
& 59. 7. Jc
64.3.



d Jer. 9. 4,
5.



II Or, and
the deceitfvl
tongue,

t Heb. heat
thee dovm.



e Prov. 2.

22.



f Job 22. 19.
Ps. 37. 34.
& 40. 3. Sc
64. 9.
Mai. 1. S.
g Ps. 58. ;c.

h Pa. 49. 6.



David prayeth for sanctification.

the bones which thou hast broken "may
rejoice.

9 "Hide thy face from my sins, and "blot
out all mine iniquities.

10 P Create :n me a clean heart, O God;
and renew || a right spirit within mc.

11 Cast me not away ^from thy pre-
sence ; and take not thy ■■ Holy Spirit from
me.

12 Restore unto me the joy of thy salva-
tion; and uphold me with thy "free Spirit.

Then will I teach trafisgressors thy
; and sinners shall be converted unto



13

ways

thee.

14



Deliver



me from f' blood-guiltiness,

God, thou God of my salvation : and
" my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righte-
ousness.

15 O Lord, open thou my lips, and my
mouth shall shew forth thy praise.

16 For ^thou desirest not sacrifice ; || else
would I give it: thou delightest not in burnt-
offering.

17 yThe sacrifices of God are a broken
spirit: a broken 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
sacrifices of righteousness, with burnt-offer-
ing and whole burnt-offering : then shall they
offer bullocks upon thine altar.

PSALM LU.

1 David, condemning the spitcfulness of Doeg prophesieth

his destruction. 6 The righteous shall rejoice at it,
8 David, upon his confidence in God's mercy, giveth
thanks.

IT To the chief Musician, Maschil, A Psalm
of David, *when Doeg the Edomite came
and *told Saul, and said unto him, David
is come to the house of Ahimelech.

WHY boastest thou thyself in mischie-f,
O ^mighty man? the goodness of
God endureth continually.

2 ''Thy tongue deviseth mischiefs; "like
a sharp razor, working deceitfully.

3 Thou lovest evil more than good ; and
^ lying rather than to speak righteousness.
Selah.

4 Thou lovest all devouring words, ||0
thou deceitful tongue.

5 God shall likewise f destroy thee for
ever, he shall take thee away, and pluck
thee out of thy dwelling-place, and *root
thee out of the land of the living. Selah.

6 fThe righteous also shall see, and fear,
8 and shall laugh at him :

7 Lo, this is the man that made not God
his strength; but "trusted in the abundance

509



The corruption of a natural man.

of his riches, and strengthened himself in his
II wickedness.

8 But I am Uike a green oUve-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 on thy name ;
■^for It is good before thy saints.

PSALM LIII.

I David describeth the corruption of a natural man.
4 He convinceth. the icicked by the light of their own
conscience. 6 He glorieth in the salvation of God.

II To the chief Musician upon Mahalath,

Maschil, A Psalm of David.

THE °^fool hath said in his heart, There
is no God. Corrupt are they, and have
done abominable iniquity: ^ there is none
that doeth good.

2 God ■= looked down from heaven upon
the children of men, to see if there were
any that did understand, that did ^ seek
God.

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 know-
ledge ? who eat up my people as they eat
bread : they have not called upon God.

5 ''There fwere they in great fear, where
no fear was: for God hath e scattered the
bones of him that encampeth against thee :
thou hast put them to shame, because God
hath despised them.

6 ""tOh that the salvation of Israel were
come out of Zion ! when God bringeth back
the captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice,
and Israel shall be glad.

PSALM LIV.

] David, complaining of the Ziphims, prayeth for salva-
tion. 4 Upon his confidence in God's help, he promi-
seth sacrifice.

IT 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 ?



PSALMS.



I AVE me, O God, by thy name,



and



J3 judge me by thy strength.

2 Hear my prayer, O God: give ear to
the words of my mouth.

3 For ''strangers are risen up against me,
and oppressors seek after my soul : they
have not set God before them. Selah.

4 Behold, God w mine helper: Hhe Lord
is with them that uphold my soul.

5 He shall reward evil unto fmine ene-
mies; cut them off'^in thy truth.

6 I will freely sacrifice unto thee : I will
praiso thy name, O Lord; ''for it is good.



11 Or,

substance.
i Jor. 11. 16.
Hos. 14. 6.


e P.. 59. 10.
&92.11.


k Pb. 54. 6.






1023.


a Pa. 10. 4.
iL 14. 1, &c.


a laai. 38.
14.


b Bom. 3.
10.




Pa. 33. 13.


b 2 Sam. 16.
7, 8. & 19.




cPs.116.3.


d 2 Chron.
15. 2. & 19.
3.






THeb.
covered me.


e Jer. 4. 23.




f Lev. 26.
7, 36.

Prov. 28. 1.
t Heb. then
feared a
fear

Pa. 14. a.
e Ezek. 6. 5.






i Jer. 0. 7.


h Pa. 14. 7.
t Heb. HTio
will give
salvations.






e Pa. 41. 9.




* I Sam. 23.
19. & 26.1.


f Pa. 35. 26.
& 38. 16.




THeb.
a man ac-
cording to
my rank.
g 2 Sam. 15.
12. & 16.
23.

Pa. 41. 9.
Jer.9 4.
T_Hcb.
Who sweet-
ened counsel.
hPs.42.4.


a F». 86. 14.


i Numb. 16.
30.

II Or,
the grave.


b Pa. 118. 7.




t Hob. those
that observe
me,

Ps. 5. 8.
cP«.89.49.


k Dan. 6. 10.
Luke 18. 1.
Acia 3. 1. &
10. 3, 9, 30.
1 Thcsa. 5.
17.


d P>. S2. e.





David complaineth of his distress.

. 7 For he hath delivered me out of all
trouble: *and mine eye hath seen his desire
upon mine enemies.

PSALM LV.

1 David in his prayer complaineth of his fearful case,
9 He prayeth against his enemies, of whose wickedness
and treachery he complaineth. 16 He cmnforteth him-
self in God'spreservationofhim, and confusion of his
enemies.

IT To the chief Musician on Neginoth,
Maschil, A Psalm of David.

GIVE ear to my prayer, O God ; and
hide not thyself from my supplication.

2 Attend unto me, and hear me; I ^ mourn
in my complaint, and make a noise ;

3 Because of the voice of the enemy,
because of the oppression of the wicked :
••for they cast iniquity upon me, and in
wrath they hate me.

4 "My heart is sore pained within me : and
the terrors of death are fallen upon me.

5 Fearfulness and trembling are come
upon me, and horror hath f overwhelmed
me.

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 seen ^violence and strife
in the city.

10 Day and night they go about it upon
the walls thereof : mischief also and sorrow
are in the midst of it.

11 Wickedness is in the midst thereof:
deceit and guile depart not from her streets.

12 ®For it was not an enemy that re-
proached 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, ta man mine equal,
^my guide, and mine acquaintance.

14 fWe took sweet counsel together,
and ''walked unto the house of God in com-
pany.

15 Let death seize upon them, and let
them 'go down quick into ||hell; for wick-
edness is in their dwellings, and among
them.

16 As 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 : and he shall hear
my voice.

18 He hath delivered my soul in peace

510



He prayeth against his enemies.

from the battle that was against me : for
' there were many with me.

19 God shall hear and. afflict them, "even
he that abideth of old. Selah. || Because
they have no changes, therefore they fear
not God.

20 He hath ° put forth his hands against
such as "be at peace with him : fhe hath
broken his covenant.

21 pTAe words of his mouth were
smoother than butter, but war was in his
heart : his words were softer than oil, yet
were they drawn swords.

22 ^Cast thy 1| burden upon the Lord,
and he shall sustain thee: "^he shall never
suffer the righteous to be moved.

23 But thou, O God, shalt bring them
down into the pit of destruction : 'f bloody
and deceitful men f 'shall not live out half
their days ; but I will trust in thee.

PSALM LVL

1 David, praying to God in confidence of his word, com-
plaineth of his enemies. 9 He professeth his confidence
in God's word, and promiseth to praise him.

IT To the chief Musician upon Jonath-elem-
rechokim, || Michtam of David, when the
* Philistines took him in Gath.

BE "^ merciful unto me, O God : for man
would swallow me up ; he fighting daily
oppresseth me.

2 fMine enemies would daily •'swallow
me up : for they he many that fight against
me, O thou Most High.

3 What time I am afraid, I will trust in
thee.

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

5 Every day they wrest my words : all
their thoughts are against me for evil.

6 * They gather themselves together, they
hide themselves, they mark my steps, ^when
they wait for my soul.

7 Shall they escape by iniquity? in thine
anger cast down the people, O God.

8 Thou tellest my wanderings : put thou
my tears into, thy bottle: sare they not in
thy book ?

Q- When I cry unto thee, then shall mine
enemies turn back: this I know; for ""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 me.

12 Thy vows are upon me, O God: I will
render praises unto thee.

13 For "^thou hast delivered my soul from
death: wilt not thou deliver my feet from



PSALMS.



I 3 Chron.
32. 7, 8.

m DouL 33.
27.

II Or, with
whom alBo
there be

no ellanpu,
vet Vtey Jear
not Ood.

n AcU 12.

I.

o Ps. 7. 4.

t Hob.
Ac hath pro-
faned.

a Ps. 28. 3.
& 37. 4. &
62.4. Il
114.3.

Prov. 5. 3, 4.
&13. la



g Pb. 37. 5.
Malt. 6. 25.
Luke 12. 22.
1 Pet. 5. 7.

t Ps. 37. 24.



9 P«. 5. 6.

t Hcb. men
of bloods^
and deceit.
t Heb. thoU
not keif
their days.
t Job 15. 32.
Prov. 10. 27.
Ecclea.7.I7.



11%
a eolden

Psalm of

David,

So Ps. 16.

* 1 Sam. 21.

11.

a Pa. 57. 1.



t Heb. Mine
observers.
Ps. 54. 5.
b P». 57. 3.



c vet. 10,

11.

d Ps. 118.6.

Isai. 31. 3.

Hebr. 13. 6.



e Ps. 59. 3.
& 140. 2.
f Ps. 71. 10.



t Mai. 3. 16.



h Rom. 8.
31.



kPs.ll6.a



I Job 33. 30.



llOr,

Dcetroynot.

A golden

Psalm.

* 18am. 22.

1 & 24. 3.

Is. 142,

title.

a Pb. 56. 1.



b Pb. 17. 8.
&63.7.
c Isai. 26.



d Ps. 138.

8.

e Fb. 144. S,

7.

II Or, U

reproaeheth

him that

would swat'

low me up.

t Ps. 56. 1

kPb.40.1I.

& 43. 3.

& 61. 7.



h FroT. 30.

14.

1 Pb. 55. 21.

&64. 3.

k ver. 11.

Pb. 108. 5.



1 Ps. 7. 15,
16. Sl 9. 15.



m Fb. 108.
1, &c.
II Or, ^
prepared.

n Pb. 16.9.
&.30. 12.
& 106. 1, 2.



p Ps. 36. 5.
& 71. 19.
& 103. 11.
& 108. 4.

q ver. 5.



Destroy not,
A golden
Faalm of
David.
* Ps. 57,
title.



a Ps. 94. 20.
Isai. 10. 1.



b Ps. 51. 5.

Isai. 48. 8.
t Heb.irora
thf belly.
c Ps. 140. 3.
Ecclea. 10.
11.

T Heb.,
according to
tie likeMfa.



He complaineth of his dangerous 'case.

falling, that I may walk before God in 'the
light of the living ?

PSALM LVIL

1 David in prayer fleeing unto God complaineth of his
dangerous case. 7 He encourageth himself to praise
God,

IT To the chief Musician, || Al-taschith, Mich-
tam of David, * when he fled from Saul in
the cave.

BE "merciful unto me, O God, be mer-
ciful unto me : for my soul trusteth in
thee : ""yea, in the shadow of thy wings will
I make my refuge, •= until these calamities be
overpast.

2 I will cry unto God Most High; unto
God "^that performeth all things for me.

3 *He shall send from heaven, and save
me II /rom the reproach of him that would
'"swallow me up. Selah. God s shall send
forth his mercy and his truth.

4 My soul is among lions : and I lie even
among them that are set on fire, even the
sons of men, ''whose teeth are spears and
arrows, and "their tongue a sharp sword.

5 ''Be thou exalted, O God, above the
heavens ; let thy glory he above all the earth.

6 ' They have prepared a net for my steps ;
my soul is bowed down : they have digged
a pit before me, into the midst whereof they
are fallen themselves. Selah.

7 "My heart is || fixed, O God, my heart
is fixed: I will sing and give praise.

8 Awake up, °niy glory; awake psaltery
and harp : I myself will awake early.

9 °I will praise thee, O Lord, among
the people : I will sing unto thee among the
nations.

10 p For thy mercy is great unto the hea-
vens, and thy truth unto the clouds.

11 iBe thou exalted, O God, above the
heavens : let thy glory he above all the
earth.

PSALM LVIU.

1 David reproving wicked judges, 3 describeth the nature
of the wicked, 6 and devoteth them to God's judgments,
10 whereat the righteous shall rejoice.

IF To the chief Musician, || * Al-taschith,
Michtam of David.

DO ye indeed speak righteousness, O
congregation? do ye judge uprightly,
O ye sons of men ?

2 Yea, in heart ye work wickedness ; "ye
weigh the violence of your hands in the
earth.

3 ''The wicked are estranged from the
womb : they go astray fas soon as they be
born, speaking lies.

4 "Their poison is fhke the poison of

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a serpent: they are like "^the deaf || adder
that stoppeth her ear;

5 Which will not hearken to the voice of
charmers, |1 charming never so wisely.

6 'Break their teeth, O God, in their
mouth : break out the great teeth of the
young lions, O Lord.

7 f Let them melt away as waters which
run continually: when.\ve bendeth his how
to shoot his arrows, let them be as cut in
pieces.

8 As a snail which melteth, let every one
of them pass away: sUke the untimely birth
of a woman, that they may not see the sun.

9 Before your pots can feel the thorns, he
shall take them away ''as with a whirlwind,
t both living, and in his wrath.

10 ' The righteous shall rejoice when he
seeth the vengeance: ''he shall wash his feet
in the blood of the wicked.

11 'So that a man shall say, Verily there
ts t a reward for the righteous : verily he is
a God that ™ judgeth in the earth.

PSALM LIX.

1 David prayeth to be delivered from his enemies. & He
complaineth of their cruelty. 8 He trusteth in God.
11 He prayeth against them. 16 He praiseth God.

UTo the chief Musician, || *Al-taschith,
Michtam of David ; * when Saul sent, and
they watched the house to kill him.

DELIVER *me from mine enemies, O my
God : t defend me from them that rise
up against me.

2 Deliver me from the workers of iniquity,
and save me from bloody men.

3 For lo, they He in wait for my soul :
'•the mighty are gathered against me; "not
for my transgression, nor for my sin, O
Lord.

4 They run and prepare themselves with-
out my fault: ''awake fto help me, and be-
hold.

5 Thou therefore, O Lord God of hosts,
the God of Israel, awake to visit all the
heathen: be not merciful to any wicked
transgressors. Selah.

6 •= They return at evening : they make a
noise like a dog, and go round about the
city.

7 Behold, they belch out with their mouth .
f swords are in their lips: for swho, say they,
doth hear ?

8 But ''thou, O Lord, shalt laugh at
them; thou shalt have all the heathen in
derision.

9 Because of his strength will I wait upon
thee: 'for God is t my defence.

10 The God of my mercy shall ^ prevent



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