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eous judgments.

8 I will keep thy statutes : O forsake me
not utterly.

Beth.

9 Wherewith shall a young man cleanse
his way ? By taking heed thereto according
to thy word.

10 With my whole heart have I " sought
thee : O let me not ''wander from thy com-
mandments.

lis Thy word have I hid in mine heart,
that I might not sin against thee.

12 Blessed art thou, O Lord: '■teach me
thy statutes.

13 With my lips have I 'declared all thq
judgments of thy mouth.

14 I have rejoiced in the way of thy tes-
timonies, as much as in all riches.

15 I will ''meditate in thy precepts, and
have respect unto thy ways.

16 I will 'dehght myself in thy statutes:
I will not forget thy word.

GiMEL.

17 ""Deal bountifully with thy servant, that
I may live, and keep thy word.

18 fOpen thou mine eyes, that I may
behold wondrous things out of thy law.

19 °I am a stranger in the earth: hide not
thy commandments from me.

20 °My soul breaketh for the longing that
it hath unto thy judgments at all times.

21 Thou hast rebuked the proud that are
cursed, which do p err from thy command-
ments.

22 ■! Remove from me reproach and con-
tempt; for I have kept thy testimonies.

23 Princes also did sit and speak against
me : but thy servant did ' meditate in thy
statutes.

24 ^Thy testimonies also are my delight,
and t my counsellors.

Daleth.

25 'My soul cleaveth unto the dust:
"quicken thou me according to thy word,

26 I have declared my ways, and thou
heardest me : ^ teach me thy statutes.

27 Make me to understand the way of
thy precepts : so y shall I talk of thy won-
drous works.

28 ^ My soul t melteth for heaviness :
strengthen thou me according unto thy
word.^

29 Remove from me the way of lying:
and grant me thy law graciously.

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and prof essions of obedience.

30 I have chosen the way of truth : thy
judgments have I laid before me.

31 I have stuck unto thy testimonies :
O Lord, put me not to shame.

32 I will run the way of thy command-
ments, when thou shalt ''enlarge my heart.

He.

33 ''Teach me, O Lord, the way of thy
statutes; and I shall keep it "unto the end.

34 "^Give me understanding, and I shall
keep thy law ; yea, I shall observe it with
my whole heart.

35 Make me to go in the path of thy
commandments ; for therein do I "delight.

36 Incline my heart unto thy testimonies,
and not to '"covetousness.

37 efTurn away mine eyes from •• be-
holding vanity; and 'quicken thou me in
thy way.

38 t Establish thy word unto thy servant,
who is devoted to thy fear.

39 Turn away my reproach which I fear :
for thy judgments are good.

40 Behold, I have 'longed after thy pre-
cepts : "quicken me in thy righteousness.

Vau.

41 "Let^thy mercies come also unto me,
O Lord, even thy salvation, according to
thy word.

42 II So shall I have wherewith to answer
him that reproacheth me : for I trust in thy
word.

43 And take not the word of truth ut-
terly out of my mouth ; for I have hoped
in thy judgments.

44 So shall I keep thy law continually
for ever and ever.

45 And I will walk fat liberty: for I
seek thy precepts.

46 ° I will speak of thy testimonies also
before kings, and will not be ashamed.

47 And I will p delight myself in thy com-
mandments, which I have loved.

48 My hands also will I lift up unto thy
commandments, which I have loved ; and
[ will 1 meditate in thy statutes.

Zain.

49 Remember the word unto thy servant,
upon which thou hast caused me to 'hope.

50 This is my ^comfort in my affliction :
for thy word hath quickened me.

51 The proud have had me greatly 'in
derision: yet have I not "declined from thy
law.

52 I remembered thy judgments of old, O
Lord; and have comforted myself.

53 ^Horror hath taken hold upon me
because of the wickoid that forsake thy law.

54 Thy statutes have been my songs in
the house of my pilgrimage.



PSALMS.



a 1 Kings
4. S!9.
Isai. GO. 5.
Si Cor. 6. 11.

b ver. 12.

3 ver. 112.
Mutt. 10. 82.
Kov. 2. 26.
(1 ver. 73
Prov. 2. 6.
Jain. 1. 5.



e ver. 16.



f Ezek. 33.

.■«.

Mark 7. 21,

22.

Luke 12. 15.

1 Tim. 6. 10.

Hcbr. 13. 5.

c Isai. 33.

15.

t Heb.

Make to

pass,

h Prov. 23.

5.

i ver. 40.

k 2 Sam. 7.

25.



1 ver. 20.

m ver. 25,
37,^ 88, 107,
146, 156,
159.

n Pb. 106. 4.
ver. 77.



II Or, So
shall I an-
swer him
that re-
proaxfieth
me in a
thitlg



t Heb.
at large.



o Pa. 138. 1.

Matt. 10. IS,

19.

Acts 26. 1,

2.

p ver. 16.



q ver. IS.



r ver. 74, 81,

147.

s Rom. 15.

4.



II Job 23. 11.
P«. 44. 18.
ver. 157.



X Ezra 9. 3.



y Pb. 63. 6.



z Ps. 16. 5.
Jcr. 10. lU.
Lam. 3. 24.



tHob.
face.

Job 11. 19.
a ver. 41.



b Lnke 15.
17, Vi.



II Or,
companies.



c AcU 16.
25.



d Ps. 33. 5.
e ver. 12, 26.



f ver. 71.
Jer. 3L 18,
19.
Ilobr. 12. 11.

B Ps. 106. 1.

& 107. 1.

Matt. 19. 17.

h ver. 12,

20.

i Job 13. 4.

Ps. 109. 2.



k Ps. 17. 10.
Isai. 6. 10.
Acts 28. 27.
1 vor. 35.
m ver. 67.
Hebr. 12.10,
11.



n ver. 127.
Ps. 19. 10.
Prov. 8. 10,
11, 19.



o Job 10. 8.
Ps. lOO. 3.
& 138. 8. &
139. 14.
p vor. 34,
144.

q Ps. 34. 2.

r ver. 49,
147.



t Heb.
righteous-
ness.

s Hebr. 12.
10.



t Heb.

to comfort •

me.



u ver. 24,
47, 174.



X Ps. 25. 3.
y ver. 86.



The benefit of afflictions.

55 yl have remembered thy name, Q
Lord, in the night, and have kept thy law.

56 This I had, because I kept thy pre-
cepts.

Cheth.

57 ^ Thou art my portion, O Lord : 1 have
said that I would keep thy words.

58 I entreated thy f favour with my whole
heart : be merciful unto me "according to
thy word.

59 I '' thought on my ways, and turned
my feet unto thy testimonies.

60 I made haste, and delayed not to keep
thy commandments.

61 The II bands of the wicked have rob-
bed me : but I have not forgotten thy law.

62 "=At midnight I will rise to give thanks
unto thee, because of thy righteous judg-
ments.

63 I am a companion of all them that
fear thee, and of them that keep thy pre-
cepts.

64 -iThe earth, O Lord, is full of thy
mercy : * teach me thy statutes.

Teth.

65 Thou hast dealt well with thy servant,

Lord,, according unto thy word.

66 Teach me good judgment and know-
ledge : for I have believed thy command-
ments.

67 ''Before I was afflicted I went astray :
but now have I kept thy word.

68 Thou art e good, and doest good ,
'' teach me thy statutes.

69 The proud have 'forged a lie against
me : but I will keep thy precepts with my
whole heart.

70 ''Their heart is as fat as grease ; but

1 'delight in thy law.

71 "^It is good for me that I have been
afflicted ; that I might learn thy statutes.

72 °The law of thy mouth is better unto
me than thousands of gold and silver.

JoD.

73 °Thy hands have made me and fash -
ioned me : p give me understanding, that
I may learn thy commandments.

74 iThey that fear thee will be glad
when they see me ; because ■■ I have hoped
in thy word.

75 I know, O Lord, that thy judgments
are fright, and ^f^ai thou in faithfulness hast
afflicted me.

76 Let, I pray thee, thy merciful kind-
ness be tfor my comfort, according to thy
word unto thy servant.

77 'Let thy tender mercies come unto
me, that I may live: for nhy law is my
delight.

78 Let the proud ^be ashamed; yfor they

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The stability of God's word.

dealt perversely with me without a cause :
6m/ I will ^meditate in thy precepts.

79 Let those that fear thee turn unto
me, and those that have known thy testi-
monies.

80 Let my heart be sound in thy sta-
tutes ; that I be not ashamed.

Caph.

81 » My soul fainteth for thy salvation :
6m; ''I hope in thy word.

82 "= Mine eyes fail for thy word, saying,
When wilt thou comfort me ?

83 For <•! am become like a bottle in the
smoke ; yet do I not forget thy statutes.

84 « How many are the days of thy ser-
vant ? fwhen wilt thou execute judgment on
them that persecute me ?

85 8 The proud have digged pits for me,
which are not after thy law.

86 All thy commandments are f faithful ;
••they persecute me 'virongfully ; help thou
me.

87 They had almost consumed me upon
earth; but I forsook not thy precepts,

88 ''Quicken me after thy loving-kind-
ness ; so shall I keep the testimony of thy
mouth.

Lamed,

89 ' For ever, O Lord, thy word is settled
in heaven.

90 Thy faithfulness is funto all genera-
tions : thou hast established the earth, and
it fabideth.

91 They continue this day according to
"thine ordinances: for all are thy servants.

92 Unless "thy law ^a^^ been my delights,
I should then have perished in mine afflic-
tion.

93 I will never forget thy precepts : for
with them thou hast quickened me.

94 I am thine, save me ; for I have sought
thy precepts.

95 The wicked have waited for me to
destroy me : hut I will consider thy testi-
monies.

96 ° I have seen an end of all perfection :
hut thy commandment is exceeding broad.

Mem,

97 O how love I thy law! Pit is my me-
ditation all the day.

98 Thou through thy commandments hast
made me i wiser than mine enemies : for
fthey are ever with me.

99 I have more understanding than all
my teachers : "" for thy testimonies are my
meditation.

100 =1 understand more than the ancients,
because I keep thy precepts.

101 I have 'refrained my feet from every
evil way, that I might keep thy word.



PSALMS.



z vet. 33.



a Pa. 73. 26.

t 84.2.

b ver. 74,

114.

c ver. 123.

Pb. 69. 3.



d Job 30.
30.



e Ps. 39. 4.
fEev. 6. 10.



Ps. 35. 7.
rov. 16. 27.



t Heb.

faithfvi-
ncs3.
h ver. 78
i Ps. 35. 19.
& 38. 19.



k ver. 40.



I Ps. 89. 2.

Matt. 24. 34,

35.

1 Pet. 1. 25.

t Heb.
to genera-
tion and ge-
neration.
Pa. 89. 1.
t Heb.
atandcUi.



m Jcr. 33.
23.

n ver. 24.



o Matt. 5.
18. &. 24. 35.



p Ps. 1. 2.



q Deul. 4. 6,

t Heb.
It is ever
with me.



X 2 Tim. 3.
15.



a Job 32. 7,
8.9.



t Prov. 1. 15.



u Ps. 19. 10.
Prov. 8. 11.
t Heb.
paloXe.



y Prov. 6.

23.
II Or.
candle.

7. Noh. 10.
29.



b Hoa. 14. 2.
Hebr. 13. 15.

c ver. 12,
26.



d Job 13.
14.



e Ps. 140. 5.
& 141. 9.



fver. 10, 21.
e Deut. 33.



h ver. 77,
92, 174.



T Heb.

to do.



k Pa. 32. 7.
&; 91. 1.

1 ver. 81.

m Ps. 6. 8.
it 139. 19.
Matt 7. 23.



n Ps. 25. 2.
Rom. 5. 5. &
9. 33. it 10.
11.



t Heb.

causest to

ceafie.

p Ezek. 22.

18.



q Ilab. 3. 10.



r Hebr. 7.
23.



a ver. 81, 82.



t ver. 12.



u Pa.

10.



116.



The psalmist's love of Gods law.

102 I have not departed from thy judg-
ments : for thou hast taught me.

103 "How sweet are thy words unto my
t taste ! yea, sweeter than honey to my
mouth.

104 Through thy precepts I get under-
standing : therefore =^1 hate every false way.

Nun.

105 yThy word is a ||lamp unto my feet,
and a light unto my path.

106 ^I have sworn, and I will perform it,
that I will keep thy righteous judgments.

107 1 am afflicted very much : "quicken
me, O Lord, according unto thy word.

108 Accept, I beseech thee, '•the free-will-
offerings of my mouth, O Lord, and •= teach
me thy judgments.

109 "^My soul is continually in my hand :
yet do I not forget thy law.

110 ^The wicked have laid a snare for
me : yet I ''erred not from thy precepts.

Ills Thy testimonies have I taken as an
heritage for ever: for'^they are the rejoicing
of my heart.

112 I have inclinedminehearttto perform
thy statutes always, ^even unto the end.

Samech.

113 I hate vain thoughts : but thy law do
I love.

114 ''Thou art my hiding-place and my
shield : 'I hope in thy word.

115 ""Depart from me, ye evil-doers : for
I will keep the commandments of my God.

116 Uphold me according unto thy word,
that I may live : and let me not "be ashamed
of my hope.

117 Hold thou me up, and I shall be safe:
and I will have respect unto thy statutes
continually.

118 Thou hast trodden down all them
that °err from thy statutes : for their deceit
is falsehood.

119 Thou tputtest away all the wicked
of the earth p like dross : therefore I love
thy testimonies.

120 iMy flesh trembleth for fear of thee;
and I am afraid of thy judgments.

AiN,

121 I have done judgment and justice :
leave me not to mine oppressors.

122 Be 'surety for thy servant for good :
let not the proud oppress me,

123 = Mine eyes fail for thy salvation, and
for the word of thy righteousness,

124 Deal with thy servant according unto
thy mercy, and 'teach me thy statutes.

125 "I am thy servant; give me under-
standing, that I may know thy testimonies.

126 It is time for thee, Lord, to work :
for they have made void thy law.

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The righteousness of God's judgments.

127 * Therefore I love thy commandments
above gold ; yea, above fine gold.

128 Therefore I esteem all thy precepts
concerning all things to he right; and I ^hate
every false way.

Pe.

129 Thy testimonies are vFonderful: there-
fore doth my soul keep them.

130 The entrance of thy words giveth
light; ^it giveth understanding unto the
simple.

131 I opened my mouth, and panted: for
I * longed for thy commandments.

132 ''Look thou upon me, and be merci-
ful unto me, "f as thou usest to do unto those
that love thy name.

133 ■* Order my steps in thy word: and
*let not any iniquity have dominion over me.

134 ^Deliver me from the oppression of
man : so will I keep thy precepts.

135 sMake thy face to shine upon thy
servant : and '' teach me thy statutes.

136 'Rivers of waters run down mine
eyes, because they keep not thy law.

TSADDI.

137 ""Righteous art thou, O Lord, and
upright are thy judgments.

138 'Thy testimonies that thou hast com-
manded are f righteous and very f faithful.

139 "My zeal hath f consumed me; be-
cause mine enemies have forgotten thy
words.

140 " Thy word is very f pure : therefore
thy servant loveth it.

141 I am small and despised : yet do not
I forget thy precepts.

142 Thy righteousness is an everlasting
righteousness, and thy law is "the truth.

143 Trouble and languish have f taken
hold on me: yet thy commandments are
Pmy delights.

144 The righteousness of thy testimonies
is everlasting : igive me understanding, and
I shall live.

KOPH.

145 I cried with my whole heart; hear
me, O Lord : I will keep thy statutes.

146 I cried unto thee : save me, || and
I shall keep thy testimonies.

147 "^I prevented the dawning of the
morning, and cried: »I hoped in thy word.

148 *Mine eyes prevent the night-Yfslches,
that I might meditate in thy word.

149 Hear my voice, according unto thy
loving-kindness: O Lord, "quicken me
according to thy judgment.

150 They draw nigh that follow after
mischief: they are far from thy law.

151 Thou arf ^ near, O Lord; yand all
thy commandments are truth.



PSALMS.



X ver. 72.
Ps. 10. 10.
Prov. 8. 11.



y vor. 104.



z Ps. 19. 7.
Prov. 1. 4.



a vcr. 20.
bPa. 106.4.

c 2 Thesa. I.
6, 7.
T Heb.
according to
the custom
toward
those, Src.
dPs. 17.5.
e Ps. 19. 13.
Rom. 6. 12.
r Luke 1.
74.



g Pa. 4. 6.

h ver. 12,

26.

i Jer. 9. L

& H. 17.

See

Ezek. 9.4.



k Ezra 9.
15.

Neh. 9. 33.
Jer. 12. 1.
Dan. 9. 7.
1 Pa. 19. 7,
8,9.
t Heb.
righteous-
ness.
t Heb.
faithivl-
ness.

m Pa. 69. 9.
John 2. 17.
t Heb.
cut me off.
n Pa. 12. 6.
& 18. 30. &
19.8.

Prov. 30. 5.
t Heb.
tried, or,
reli'Md,



o ver. 151.
Pa. 19. 9.-
John 17. 17.
t Heb.
found me.



p ver. 77.



q ver. 34,
73, 169.



11 Or.
that Imaif
keep.

r Pa. 5. 3.
& 88. 13. &
i:)0. 6.
s ver. 74.

t Ps. 63. 1,
6.



u ver. 40,
154.



X Pa. 145. 18
J ver. 142.



?. Luko 21.
33.



a Lam. 5. 1



b 1 Sam. 24
1.5.

Pb.35. 1.
Mio. 7. 9.
c ver. 40.
d Job 5. 4.



Many,
e vor. 149.



f Pa. 44. 18.
ver. 51.



! ver. 136.
Bzek. 9. 4.



h ver. 8



THeb.
The begin-
ning ojthy
word ia true.



i 1 Sam. 24.
11, 14. & 26.
18.
ver. 23.



k Prov. 3.

2.

laai. 32. 17.

t Heb.

they shall

have no

atumbling-

htack.

I Gen. 49. 18.

ver. 174.



m Prov. 5.
21.



o ver. 7.



pJosh. 24.

Prov. 1. 29.
Luke 10. 42.

q vcr. 166.

r ver. 16. 24,
47, 77, 111.



The security of the righteous.

152 Concerning thy testimonies I have
known of old that thou hast founded them
^for ever.

Resh.

153 "Consider mine affliction, and deliver
me : for I do not forget thy law.

154 •'Plead my cause, and deliver me:
* quicken me according to thy word.

155 ^Salvation is far from the wicked:
for they seek not thy statuses.

156 II Great are thy tender mercies, O
Lord: * quicken me according to thy judg-
ments.

157 Many are my persecutors and mine
enemies: yet do I not ''decline from thy
testimonies. .

158 I beheld the transgressors, and swas
grieved ; because they kept not thy word.

159 Consider how I love thy precepts :
■^ quicken me, O Lord, according to thy
loving-kindness.

160 t Thy word is true from the begin-
ning : and every one of thy righteous judg-
ments endureth for ever.

SCHIN.

161 'Princes have persecuted me without
a cause : but my heart standeth in awe of
thy word.

162 I rejoice at thy word, as one that
flndeth great spoil.

163 I hate and abhor lying: hut thy law
do I love.

164 Seven times a day do I praise thee,
because of thy righteous judgments.

165 "^ Great peace have they which love
thy law : and f nothing shall offend them.

166 'Lord, I have hoped for thy salva-
tion, and done thy commandments.

167 My soul hath kept thy testimonies ;
and I love them exceedingly.

168 I have kept thy precepts and thy
testimonies : ""for all my ways are before
thee.

Txv.

169 Let my cry come near before thee,
O Lord: "give me understanding according
to thy word.

170 Let my supplication come before
thee : deliver me according to thy word.

171 "My lips shall utter praise, when
thou hast taught me thy statutes.

172 My tongue shall speak of thy word :
for all thy commandments are righteous-
ness.

173 Let thine hand help me; for pI have
chosen thy precepts.

174 il have longed for thy salvation, O
Lord; and "^thy law is my delight.

175 Let my soul live, and it shall praise
thee; and let thy judgments help me.

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The great safety of the godly.

176 =1 have gone astray like a lost sheep j
seek thy servant; for I do not forget thy
commandments.

PSALM CXX.

1 David prayeth against Doeg, 3 reproveth his tongue,
6 complaineth of his necessary conversation with the
wicked.

ITA Song of degrees.

IN ''my distress I cried unto the Lord,
and he heard me.

2 Deliver my soul, O Lord, from lying
hps, and from a deceitful tongue.

3 II What shall be given unto thee ? or
what shall be fdone unto thee, thou false
tongue ?

4 II Sharp arrows of the mighty, with
coals of juniper.

5 Wo is me, that I sojourn in ••Mesech,
"that I dwell in the tents of Kedar !

6 My soul hath long dwelt with him
that hateth peace.

7 I am ll/or peace : but when I speak,
they are for war.

PSALM CXXL

The great safety of the godly, who put their trust in
God's protection.

H A Song of degrees.

Ill WILL lift up mine eyes unto the hills,
from whence cometh my help.

2 *My help cometh from the Lord,
which made heaven and earth.

3 ''He will not suffer thy foot to be
moved: <=he that keepeth thee will not
slumber.

4 Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall
neither slumber nor sleep.

5 The Lord is thy keeper: the Lord is
■'thy shade *upon thy right hand.

6 ''The sun shall not smite thee by day,
nor the moon by night.

7 The Lord shall preserve thee from all
evil : he shall e preserve thy soul.

8 The Lord shall •> preserve thy going
out and thy coming in from this time forth,
and even for evermore.

PSALM cxxn.

1 David professeth his joy for the church, 6 and prayeth
for the peace thereof.

IF A Song of degrees of David.

I WAS glad when they said unto me,
''Let us go into the house of the Lord.

2 Our feet shall stand within thy gates,
O Jerusalerti.

3 Jerusalem is builded as a city that is
^ compact together :

4 ''Whither the tribes go up, the tribes
of the Lord unto "^the testimony of



PSALMS.



B Tsai. 53. 6.
Luke 15. 4,

1 Pet. 2. 25.



ahoul 10.58.
aPs. 118. 5.
Jonah 2. 2.



11 Or,

IVlMt shall
tlie deceitiut
tongue ffive
unto thee ?
or, wkat
shall it
VroM tliee?
t Heb.
added.
11 Or,

It IS as the
sharp ar-
rows nf the
miffhty man,
tpitit coals of
juniper.
b Gon. 10.2.
Ezek. 27. 13.
c Gen. 25.
13.

lSam.25.L
Jer. 49. 28,
29.
II Or,
a man of
peace.



II Or,

Shall T lift

up mineeyfs

to the hills 7

whence

should my

lielp cunte?

See

Jer. 3. 23.

a Pa. 124. 8.

b 1 Sam. 2.

9.

Prov. 3. 23,

26.

c Pi. 127. 1.

iBii. 27. 3



d Isni. 25. 4.
Ps. 16. 8.
& 109. 31.
f Ps. 91. 5.
Isai. 49. 10.
Rev. 7. 16.



sP».41.2.

& 97. 10. &

145. 20.

h Ucut. 28.

6.

ProY. 2. 8.

& 3. C.



a Taai. 2. 3.
Zech. 8. 21.



bSee

2 Sam. 5. 9.

c Exod. 23.

17.

Dout. 16. 16.

(I Exod, 16.

34.



e DeuL 17.

8.

2 Chron. 19.

8.

t Hoh.

do sit.

fPs.51. 18.



e Neh. 2. 10.



n Ps. 121. 1.
& 141. 8.
b Ps. 2. 4. &
11.4. &, 115.
3.



bPs..5(i. 1,
2. & 57. 3.
Prov. 1. 12.



cPs. 91.3.
Prov. 6. 5.



d Ps. 121. 2.



e Gen. 1. 1.
Ps. 134. 3.



The church blesseth God, Sfc.

Israel, to give thanks unto the name of the
Lord.

5 «For there fare set thrones of judg-
ment, the thrones of the house of David.

6 '"Pray for the peace of Jerusalem : they
shall prosper that love thee.

7 Peace be within thy walls, and pros-
perity within thy palaces.

8 For my brethren and companions' sakes,
I will now say. Peace be within thee.

9 Because of the house of the Lord our
God I will ffseek thy good.

PSALM cxxm.

1 The godly profess their confidence in God, 3 and pray
to be delivered from contempt.

IT A Song of degrees.

UNTO thee "lift I up mine eyes, O thou
''that dwellest in the heavens,

2 Behold, as the eyes Of servants look unto
the hand of their masters, and as the eyes
of a maiden unto the hand of her mistress ;
so our eyes wait upon the Lord our God,
until that he have mercy upon us.

3 Have mercy upon us, O Lord, have
mercy upon us: for we are exceedingly
filled with contempt.

4 Our soul is exceedingly filled with the
scorning of those that are at ease, and with
the contempt of the proud.

PSALM CXXIV.

The church blesseth God for a miraculous deliveraiice.
IT A Song of degrees of David.

IF it had not been the Lord who was on
our side, "now may Israel say ;

2 If it had not been the Lord who was
on our side, when men rose up against us .

3 Then they had '' swallowed us up quick,
when their wrath was kindled against us :

4 Then the waters had overwhelmed us,
the stream had gone over our soul :

5 Then the proud waters had gone over
our soul.

6 Blessed be the Lord, who hath not
given us as a prey to their teeth.

7 Our soul is escaped "as a bird out of the
snare of the fowlers : the snare is broken,
and we are escaped.

8 ''Our help is in the name of the Lord,
^who made heaven and earth.

PSALM CXXV.

1 The safety of such as trust in God. 4 A prayer
for the godly, and against the wicked.

H A Song of degrees.

THEY that trust in the Lord shall be as
mount Zion, which cannot be removed,
but abideth for ever.

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The churches return from captivity.

2 As the mountains are round about Jeru-
salem, so the Lord is round about his people
from henceforth even for ever.

3 For ''the rod of fthe wicked shall not
rest upon the lot of the righteous; lest the
righteous put forth their hands unto ini-
quity.

4 Do good, O Lord, unto those that he
good, and to them that are upright in their
hearts.

5 As for such as turn aside unto their
'' crooked ways, the Lord shall lead them
forth with the workers of iniquity : but
•= peace shall he upon Israel.

PSALM CXXVI.

I The church, celebrating her i7icredible return out of
captivity, iprayeth for, and prophesleth the good
success thereof.

IT A Song of degrees.

WHEN the Lord t turned again the
captivity of Zion, "we were like them
that dream.

2 Then '• was our mouth filled with laugh-
ter, and our tongue with singing : then said
they among the heathenj The Lord thath
done great things for them.

3 The Lord hath done great things for
us ; whereof we are glad.

4 Turn again our captivity, O Lord, as
the streams in the south.

5 ° They that sow in tears shall reap in

II joy.

6 He that goeth forth and weepeth, bear-
ing II precious seed, shall doubtless come
again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves



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