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5 This he ordained in Jo. I 16 The haters of the Lord feph for a testimony, when thould have been found liars; he came out of the land of but their time should have Egypt, and had heard a strange endured for ever. language.

17 He should have fed them 6 I eased his shoulder from also with the finest wheat. the burden, and his hands Aour, and with hony out of were delivered from making the stony rock should I have the pots.

satisfied thee. 7 Thou calledst upon me in

PSALM 82 troubles, and I delivered thee; I heard thee what time as G OD standeth in the conthe storm fell upon thee. u gregation of princes; he

8 I proved thee also at the is a judge among gods. waters of strife.

1 2 How long will ye give 9 Hear, O my people, and wrong judgment, and accept I will assure thee, O Israel, the persons of the ungodly? if thou wilt hearken unto me, 3 Defend the poor and fa

10 There shall no strange therless ; see that such as are in god be in thee; neither shalt need and necessity have right. thou worship any other god. 4 Deliver the out-cast and

11 I am the Lord thy God, poor; save them from the who brought thee out of the hand of the ungodly. land of Egypt ; open thy. 5 They will not be learned mouth wide, and I shall fill it. nor understand, but walk on still

12 But my people would in darkness; all the foundations not hear my voice, and If- of the earth are out of course. rael would not obey me. 6 I have said, Ye are gods,

13 So I gave them up un- and ye are all the children of to their own hearts lufts, and the most Highest. let them follow their own 7 But ye shall die like men, imaginations.

and fall like one of the princes. 14 O that my people would 8. Arife, O God, and judge have hearkened unto me ; for thou the earth; for thou shalt if Israel had walked in my take all heathen to thine inhe. ways,

ricance. 15 I should soon have put

PSALM 83. down their enemies, and turned my hand against their ad. T T Old not thy tongue, O versaries.

11 God, keep not ftill fi



lence; refrain not thyself, O 13 O my God, make them God.

I like unto a wheel, and as the 2 For lo thine enemies make stubble before the wind; a murmuring, and they that | 14 Like as the fire that hate thee have lift up their head. burneth up the wood, and as

3 They have imagined craf- the flame that consumeth the tily against thy people, and mountains; taken counsel against thy fe. 15 Persecute them even so cret ones.

with thy tempeft, and make 4 They have said, Come, them afraid with thy storm. and let us root them out, that 16 Make their faces ashathey be no more a people, and med, O Lord, that they may that the name of Israel may be seek thy Name. no more in remembrance. | 17 Let them be confound

5 For they have cast their ed and vexed ever more and heads together with one con- more; let them be put to sent, and are confederate a. shame, and perish. gainst thee;

18 And they shall know that 6 The tabernacles of the E-thou whose name is Jehovah, domites and the Ismaelites ; 1 art only the most Highest over the Moabites and Hagarenes; all the earth. 7 Gebal, and Ammon, and

PSALM 84.. Amalech; the Philistines, with then that dwell at Tyre.

How amiable are thy 8 Affur also is joined with dwellings, thou Lord them, and have holpen the of hosts!

1 2 My soul hath a desire and 9 But do thou to them as longing to enter into the courts unto the Midianites, unto Si- of the Lord; my heart and my sera, and unto Jabin at the flesh rejoice in the living God. , brook of Kison ;

3 Yea, the sparrow hath 10 Who 'perished at En. found her an house, and the dor, and became as the dung swallow a neit, where she may of the earth.

lay her young; even thy altars, Make them and their O Lord of hosts, my King princes like Oreb and, Zeb; and my God. yea, make all their princes 4 Blessed are they that dwell like as Zeba and Salmana, in thy house, they will be al

12 Who say, Let us take way praising thee to ourselves the houses of 5 Blessed is the man whose . God in possession.

F 3 strength

thildren of Lobou to them as of the Lord; my living God.

strength is in thee, in whose l. 3 Thou hast taken away heart are thy ways.

all thy displeasure, and turned 6 Who going through the thyself from thy wrathful invale of misery, use it for a dignation. well, and the pools are filled 4 Turn us then, O God our with water.

| Saviour, and let thine anger They will go from strength cease from us. to strength, and unto the God 5 Wilt thou be displeased at of gods appeareth every one us for ever, and wilt thou of them in Sion.

| stretch out thy wrath from one • 8 O Lord God of hosts, I generation to another?

hear my prayer ; hearken, 0 6 Wilt thou not turn again God of Jacob.

| and quicken us, that thy peo9 Behold, O God our de ple may rejoice in thee? fender, and look upon the 7 Shew us thy mercy, O face of thine anointed. Lord, and grant us thy fal.

10 For one day in thy courts vation. is better than a thousand. 8 I will hearken what the

11 I had rather be a door- Lord God will say concernkeeper in the house of my ing me, for he shall speak God, than to dwell in the peace unto his people, and to tents of ungodliness.

his saints, that they turn not 12 For the Lord God is a again. light and defence; the Lord 9 For his falvation is nigh will give grace and worship, them that fear him, that gloand no good thing fall he ry may dwell in our land. withhold from them that live 10 Mercy and truth are a godly life. .

met together; righteousness 13 O Lord God of hosts, and peace have kissed each oblessed is the man that putteth ther. his trust in thee.

11 Truth shall flourish out PSALM 85.

of the earth, and righteoul

ness hath looked down from I Ord, thou art become gra- | heaven. w cious unto thy land ; 12 Yea, the Lord shall shew thou hast turned away the cap- loving-kindness, and our land tivity of Jacob.

shall give her increase. 2 Thou hast forgiven the 13 Righteousness shall offence of thy people, and before him, and he shall di. covered all their fins. | rećt his going in the way.


1 thee, that I may fear thy PSALM 86. Name.

12 I will thank thee, O Dow down thine ear, O Lord my God, with all my

D Lord, and hear me; for heart, and will praise thy
I am poor and in misery. Name for evermore.

2 Preserve thou my soul, 13 For great is thy mercy for I am holy; my God, fave toward me, and thou hast dethy servant that putteth his livered my soul from the netrust in thee.

thermost hell. 3 Be merciful unto me, o 14 O God, the proud are · Lord ; for I will call daily up risen against me, and the con. on thee.

gregations of naughty men 4 Comført the soul of thy have fought after my soul, and servant; . for unto thee, o have not set thee before their Lord, do I lift up my soul. eyes.

5 For thou, Lord, art good 15 But thou, O Lord God, and gracious, and of great art full of compassion and mer3. mercy unto all them that callcy, long-suffering, plenteous fost upon thee.

in goodness and truth. 6 Give ear, Lord, unto my 160 turn thee then unto prayer, and ponder the voice me, and have mercy upon me; of my humble desires. give thy strength unto thy fer

7 In the time of my trouble vant, and help the son of thine I will call upon thee, for thou | handmaid. hearest me.

| 17 Shew some token upon 8 Among the gods there is me for good, that they who none like unto thee, O Lord ; hate me may see it, and be athere is not one that can do as shamed ; because thou, Lord, thou doelt.

haft holpen me, and comfort9 All nations whom thoused me. haft made shall come and PSALM 87. worship thee, O Lord, and TTER foundations are upon shall glorify thy Name. N the holy hills; the Lord

10 For thou art great, and loveth the gates of Sion more doest wonderous things; thou than all the dwellings of Jacob. art God alone.

2 Very excellent things are 1 Teach me thy way, O spoken of thee, thou city of Lord, and I will walk in thy God. truth; O knit my heart unto | 3 I will think upon Rahab

and Babylon, with them that upon me, and thou hast vexed know me.

me with all thy storms. 4 Behold ye the Philistines 17 Thou hast put away mine also, and they of Tyre, with acquaintance far from me, the Morians, lo, there was he and made me to be abhorred born.

of them. 5 And of Sion it shall be 8 I am so fast in prifon, reported, that he was born in that I cannot get forth. her, and the most High shall | 9 My sight faileth for very stablish her.

trouble; Lord, I have called 6 The Lord shall rehearse it daily upon thee, I have stretchwhen he writerh up the peo.ed forth my hands unto thee. ple, that he was born there. I 10 Dost thou shew wonders

7 The fingers also and trum- among the dead? Or shall the peters shall he rehearse; all my dead rise up again, and praise fresh springs shall be in thee. thee?

II Shall thy loving-kindPSALM 88.

ness be shewed in the grave ? Lord God of my falva- Or thy faithfulness in deftruc.

tion, I have cried day |tion ? and night before thee; O let 12 Shall thy wonderousworks my prayer enter into thy pre be known in the dark; and thy sence, incline thine ear unto righteousness in the land where my calling.

alī things are forgotten? 2 For my soul is full of 13 Unto thee have I cried, trouble, and my life draweth O Lord, and early shall my nigh unto hell."

prayer come before thee. 3 I am counted as one of 14 Lord, why abhorreft them that go down into the thou my soul, and hideft thou pit, and I have been even as thy face from me ? a man that hath no strength. 15 I am in misery, and like

4 Free among the dead, like unto him that is at the point unto them that are wounded, to die ; even from my youth and lie in the grave, who are up thy terrors have I suffered out of remembrance, and are with a troubled mind. cut away from thy hand. 16 Thy wrathful displeasure

5 Thou hast laid me in the goeth over me, and the fear lowest pit, in a place of dark- of thee hath undone me. ness, and in the deep.

17 They came round about 6 Thine indignation lieth hard me daily like water, and com

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