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.. 15 He made a pit, and digged it, and is fallen into the ditch which he made.

16 His mischief shall return upon his own head, and his violent dealing shall come down upon his own pate.

17 I will praise the Lord according to his righteousness: and will sing praise to the name of the LORD most high.


To the chief Musician upon Gittith,

A Psalm of David.

O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens.

2 Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.

3 When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;

4. What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?

5 For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour.

6 Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet:

7 All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field;

8 The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas.

90 LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!

To the chief Musician upon Muth

labben, A Psalm of David. I Will praise thee, O LORD, with my whole heart; I will shew forth all thy marvellous works.

2 I will be glad and rejoice in thee: I will sing praise to thy name, O thou most High.

3 When mine enemies are turned back, they shall fall and perish at thy presence.

4 For thou hast maintained my right and my cause; thou satest in the throne judging right.

5 Thou hast rebuked the heathen, thou hast destroyed the wicked, thou hast put out their name for ever and ever.

60 thou enemy, destructions are come to a perpetual end: and thou bast destroyed cities; their memorial is perished with them.

7 But the LORD shall endure for ever: he hath prepared his throne for judgment.

8 And he shall judge the world in righteousness, he shall minister judgment to the people in uprightness.

9 The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.

10 And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.

11 Sing praises to the LORD, which dwelleth in Zion : declare among the people his doings.

12 When he maketh inquisition for blood, be remembereth them : he forgetteth not the cry of the humble.

13 Have mercy upon me, O

LORD; consider my trouble which I his sight: as for all his enemies, be suffer of them that hate me, thou puffeth at them. that liftest me up from the gates of 6 He hath said in his heart, I shall death:

not' be moved : for I shall never be 14 That I may shew forth all thy in adversity. praise in the gates of the daughter 7 His mouth is full of cursing and of Zion: I will rejoice in thy sal deceit and fraud: under his tongue vation.

is mischief and vanity. 15 The heathen are sunk down in 8 He sitteth in the lurking places the pit that they made: in the net of the villages: in the secret places which they bid is their own foot doth he murder the innocent: his taken.

eyes are privily set against the poor. 16 The Lord is known by the 9 He lieth in wait secretly as a judgment which he executeth: the lion in bis den: he lieth in wait to wicked is snared in the work of his catch the poor: he doth catch the own hands. Higgaion. Selah. poor, when he draweth him into his

17 The wicked shall be turned net. into hell, and all the nations that 10 He croucheth, and humbleth forget God.

himself, that the poor may fall by 18 For the needy shall not alway his strong ones. be forgotten : the expectation of the 11 He hath said in his heart, God poor shall not perish for ever.

hath forgotten : he bideth his face; 19 Arise, O Lord; let not man he will never see it. prevail: let the heathen be judged 12 Arise, O LORD; O God, lift in thy sight.

up thine hand : forget not the hum20 Put them in fear, O LORD: ble. that the nations may know them 13 Wherefore doth the wicked selves to be but men. Selah.

contemn God? he hath said in his

heart, Thou wilt not require it. PSALM X.

14 Thou hast seen it; for thou

beholdest mischief and spite, to reW HY standest thou afar off, o quite it with thy hand : the poor Lord? why hidest thou thyself in committeth bimself unto thee; thou times of trouble?

art the helper of the fatherless. 2 The wicked in his pride doth · 15 Break thou the arm of the persecute the poor: let them be wicked and the evil man: seek out taken in the devices that they have his wickedness till thou find none. imagined

· 16 The LORD is King for ever 3 For the wicked boasteth of his and ever: the heathen are perished heart's desire, and blesseth the covet out of his land. ous, whom the LORD abhorreth.

17 LORD, thou hast heard the de4 The wicked, through the pride sire of the humble: thou wilt preof his countenance, will not seek pare their heart, thou wilt cause thine after God: God is not in all his ear to hear: thoughts.

18 To judge the fatherless and the 5 His ways are always grievous ; oppressed, that the man of the earth thy judgments are far above out of I may no more oppress.


To the chief Musician, A Psalm of


5 For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, saith the LORD; I will set him in safety from him that puffeth at him.

6 The words of the Lord are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.

7 Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.

8 The wicked walk on every side, when the vilest men are exalted.

IN the Lord put I my trust : how say ye to my soul, Flee as a bird to your mountains

2 For, lo, the wicked bend their bow, they make ready their arrow upon the string, that they may privily shoot at the upright in heart.

3 If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?

4 The Lord is in his holy temple, the Lord's throne is in heaven: his eyes behold, his eyelids try, the children of men.

5 The LORD trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth.

6 Upon the wicked he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, and an horrible tempest: this shall be the portion of their cup.

7 For the righteous Lord loveth righteousness; his countenance doth behold the upright.

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PSALM XIII. To the chief Musician, A Psalm of

David. How long wilt thou forget me, O Lord? for ever? how long wilt thou hide thy face from me?

2 How long shall I take counsel in my soul, having sorrow in my heart daily? how long shall mine enemy be exalted over me?

3 Consider and hear me, O LORD my God: lighten mine eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death;

4 Lest mine enemy say, I have prevailed against him; and those that trouble me rejoice when I am moved. We

5 But I have trusted in thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation. -6 I will sing unto the LORD, because he hath dealt bountifully with me.

PSALM XII. To the chief Musician upon Shemi

nith, A Psalm of David. HELP, LORD; for the godly man ceaseth; for the faithful fail from among the children of men.

2 They speak vanity every one with his neighbour: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak.

3 The LORD shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud things:

4 Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail; our lips are our own: who is lord over us?

PSALM XIV. To the chief Musician, A Psalm of

David. THE fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, PSALM XVI.

Michtam of David.

they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.

2 The Lord looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God.

3 They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one.

4 Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge? who eat up my people as they eat bread, and call not upon the LORD.

5 There were they in great fear : for God is in the generation of the righteous.

6 Ye have shamed the counsel of the poor, because the Lord is his refuge.

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

PRESERVE me, O God : for in thee do I put my trust.

2 O my soul, thou hast said unto. the Lord, Thou art my Lord: my goodness extendeth not to thee;

3 But to the saints that are in the earth, and to the excellent, in whom is all my delight... d

4 Their sorrows shall be multiplied that hasten after another god: their drink offerings of blood will I not offer, nor take up their names into my lips.

5 The Lord is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot.

6 The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage.

7 I will bless the LORD, who hath given me counsel : my reins also instruct me in the night seasons.

8 I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.

9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope.

10 For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.

11 Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.

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A Psalm of David. LORD, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? who shall dwell in thy holy hill?

2 He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth in his heart. Det er

3 He that backbiteth not with his tongue, nor doeth evil to his neighbour, nor taketh up à reproach against his neighbour.

4 In whose eyes a vile person is contemned; but he honoureth them that fear the Lord. He that sweareth to his own hurt, and changeth not. | 5 He that putteth not out his money to usury, nor taketh reward against the innocent. He that doeth these things shall never be moved.


A Prayer of David. HEAR the right, O LORD, attend unto my cry, give ear unto my

prayer, that goeth not out of feigned || lips.

2 Let my sentence come forth 11 15 As for me, I will behold thy from thy presence; let thine eyes face in righteousness: I shall be behold the things that are equal. satisfied, when I awake, with thy • 3 Thou hast proved mine heart; likeness. thou hast visited me in the night; thou hast tried me, and shalt find nothing; I am purposed that my

PSALM XVIII. mouth shall not transgress.

To the chief Musician, A Psalm of 4 Concerning the works of men,

David, the servant of the LORD, by the word of thy lips I have kept

who spake unto the Lord the me from the paths of the destroyer.

words of this song in the day that 5 Hold up my goings in thy paths,

the LORD delivered him from the that my footsteps slip not.

hand of all his enemies, and from • 6 I have called upon thee, for

the hand of Saul: And he said, thou wilt hear me, O God: incline thine ear unto me, and hear my I Will love thee, O LORD, my speech.

strength. 7 Shew thy marvellous loving 2 The Lord is my rock, and my kindness, O thou that savest by thy fortress, and my deliverer; my God, right hand them which put their my strength, in whom I will trust; trust in thee from those that rise up my buckler, and the horn of my salagainst them.

vation, and my high tower. 8 Keep me as the apple of the 3 I will call upon the LORD, who eye, hide me under the shadow of is worthy to be praised : so shall I thy wings,

be saved from mine enemies. 9 From the wicked that oppress 4 The sorrows of death compassed me, from my deadly enemies, who me, and the floods of ungodly men compass me about.

made me afraid. 10 They are inclosed in their own 5 The sorrows of hell compassed fat: with their mouth they speak me about: the snares of death preproudly.

vented me. 11 They have now compassed us 6 In my distress I called upon the in our steps: they have set their LORD, and cried unto my God: he eyes bowing down to the earth; heard my voice out of his temple,

12 Like as a lion that is greedy of and my cry came before him, even his prey, and as it were a young lion into his ears. lurking in secret places.

7 Then the earth shook and trem13 Arise, O LORD, disappoint him, bled; the foundations also of the cast him down: deliver my soul from hills moved and were shaken, bethe wicked, which is thy sword: cause he was wroth.

14 From men which are thy hand, 8 There went up a smoke out of O LORD, from men of the world, his nostrils, and fire out of his mouth which have their portion in this life, devoured: coals were kindled by it. and whose belly thou fillest with thy 9 He bowed the heavens also, hid treasure: they are full of chil and came down: and darkness was dren, and leave the rest of their sub under his feet. stance to their babes.

10 And he rode upon a cherub,

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