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proacheth and blasphemeth; by reason of the enemy and avenger.
17 All this is come upon us; yet have we not forgotten thee, neither have we dealt falsely in thy covenant.
18 Our heart is not turned back, neither have our steps declined from thy way;
19 Though thou hast sore broken us in the place of dragons, and covered us with the shadow of death.
20 If we have forgotten the name of our God, or stretched out our hands to a strange god;
21 Shall not God search this out? for he knoweth the secrets of the heart.
22 Yea, for thy sake are we killed all the day long; we are counted as sheep for the slaughter.
23 Awake, why sleepest thou, O LORD? arise, cast us not off for ever.
24 Wherefore hidest thou thy face, and forgettest our affliction and our oppression?
25 For our soul is bowed down to the dust: our belly cleaveth unto the earth.
26 Arise for our help, and redeem us for thy mercies' sake.
| O most mighty, with thy glory and thy majesty.
4 And in thy majesty ride prosperously because of truth and meekness and righteousness; and thy right hand shall teach thee terrible things.
5 Thine arrows are sharp in the heart of the king's enemies; whereby the people fall under thee.
6 Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre..
7 Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.
8 All thy garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia, out of the ivory palaces, whereby they have made thee glad.
9 Kings' daughters were among thy honourable women : upon thy right hand did stand the queen in gold of Ophir.
10 Hearken, O daughter, and consider, and incline thine ear; forget also thine own people, and thy father's house;
11 So shall the king greatly desire thy beauty : for he is thy Lord; and worship thou him.
12 And the daughter of Tyre shall be there with a gift; even the rich among the people shall intreat thy favour.
13 The king's daughter is all glorious within : her clothing is of wrought gold.
14 She shall be brought unto the king in raiment of needlework : the virgins her companions that follow her shall be brought unto thee.
15 With gladness and rejoicing shall they be brought: they shall enter into the king's palace.
16 Instead of thy fathers shall be
PSALM XLV. To the chief Musician upon Sho
shannim, for the sons of Korah,
Maschil, A Song of loves. M y heart is inditing a good matter: I speak of the things which I have made touching the king: my tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
2 Thou art fairer than the children of men: grace is poured into thy lips: therefore God hath blessed thee for ever.
3 Gird thy sword upon thy thigh,
11 The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.
thy children, whom thou mayest make princes in all the earth.
17 I will make thy name to be remembered in all generations : therefore shall the people praise thee for ever and ever.
To the chief Musician for the sons
of Korah, A Song upon Alamoth. GOD is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
2 Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;
3 Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah.
4 There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most high.
5 God is in the inidst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early.
6 The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved: he uttered his voice, the earth melted.
7 The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.
8 Come, behold the works of the LORD, what desolations he hath made in the earth.
9 He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth; he breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder; he burneth the chariot in the fire.
10 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.
To the chief Musician, A Psalm for
the sons of Korah. O Clap your hands, all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph.
2 For the LORD most high is terrible; he is a great King over all the earth.
3 He shall subdue the people under us, and the nations under our feet.
4 He shall choose our inheritance for us, the excellency of Jacob whom he loved. Selah.
5 God is gone up with a shout, the LORD with the sound of a trumpet.
6 Sing praises to God, sing praises: sing praises unto our King, sing praises.
7 For God is the King of all the earth: sing ye praises with understanding.
8 God reigneth over the heathen: God sitteth upon the throne of his holiness.
9 The princes of the people are gathered together, even the people of the God of Abraham: for the shields of the earth belong unto God: he is greatly exalted.
PSALM XLVIII. A Song and Psalm for the sons of
GREAT is the LORD, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of his holiness.
2 Beautiful for. situation, the joy | of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King.
3 God is known in her palaces for a refuge.
4 For, lo, the kings were assembled, they passed by together.
5 They saw it, and so they marvelled; they were troubled, and hasted away.
6 Fear took hold upon them there, and pain, as of a woman in travail.
7 Thou breakest the ships of Tarshish with an east wind.
8 As we have heard, so have we seen in the city of the Lord of hosts, in the city of our God: God will establish it for ever. Selah.
9 We have thought of thy lovingkindness, O God, in the midst of thy temple.
10 According to thy name, O God, so is thy praise unto the ends of the earth : thy right hand is full of righteousness.
11 Let mount Zion rejoice, let the daughters of Judab be glad, because of thy judgments.
12 Walk about Zion, and go round about her: tell the towers thereof.
13 Mark ye well her bulwarks, consider her palaces; that ye may tell it to the generation following. · 14 For this God is our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide even unto death.
3 My mouth shall speak of wis: dom; and the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding.
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 redeem his brother, nor give to God a ransom 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 not see corruption.,
10 For he seeth that wise men die, likewise the fool and the brutish person perish, and leave their wealth to others.
11 Their inward thought is, that their houses shall continue for ever, and their dwelling places to all generations; they call their lands after their own names.
12 Nevertheless man being in honour abideth not: he is like the beasts that perish.
13 This their way is their folly : yet their posterity 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 morning; and their beauty shall consume in the grave from their dwelling.
15 But God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave: for he shall receive me. Selah.
16 Be not thou afraid when one is made rich, when the glory of his house is increased;
17. For when he dieth he shall 10 For every beast of the forest is carry nothing away : his glory shall mine, and the cattle upon a thousand not descend after him.
hills. 18 Though while he lived he 11 I know all the fowls of the blessed his soul: and men will praise mountains : and the wild beasts of thee, when thou doest well to thy the field are mine.
12 If I were hungry, I would not 19 He shall go to the generation tell thee: for the world is mine, and of his fathers; they shall never see the fulness thereof. light.
13 Will I eat the flesh of bulls, or 20 Man that is in honour, and drink the blood of goats ? understandeth not, is like the beasts 14 Offer unto God thanksgiving; that perish.
and pay thy vows unto the most High:
15 And call upon ine in the day PSALM L.
of trouble: I will deliver thee, and A Psalm of Asaph.
thou shalt glorify me.
16 But unto the wicked God saith, THE mighty God, even the LORD, What hast thou to do to declare my hath spoken, and called the earth statutes, or that thou shouldest take from the rising of the sun unto the my covenant in thy mouth? going down thereof.
17 Seeing thou hatest instruc2 Out of Zion, the perfection of tion, and castest my words behind beauty, God hath shined.
thee. 3 Our God shall come, and shall 18 When thou sawest a thief, not keep silence: a fire shall devour then thou consentedst with him, before him, and it shall be very tem and hast been partaker with adulpestuous round about him.
terers. 4 He shall call to the heavens from 19 Thou givest thy mouth to above, and to the earth, that he may evil, and thy tongue frameth dejudge his people.
5 Gather my saints together unto 20 Thou sittest and speakest ame; those that have made a cove gainst thy brother; thou slanderest nant with me by sacrifice.
thine own mother's son. 6 And the heavens shall declare 21 These things hast thou done, his righteousness : for God is judge and I kept silence; thou thoughtest himself. Selah.
that I was altogether such an one as 7 Hear, O my people, and I will thyself: but I will reprove thee, speak; O Israel, and I will testify and set them in order before thine against thee: I am God, even thy God.
22 Now consider this, ye that 8 I will not reprove thee for thy forget God, lest I tear you in pieces, sacrifices or thy burnt offerings, to and there be none to deliver. have been continually before me.
23 Whoso offereth praise glorifi9 I will take no bullock out of eth me: and to him that ordereth thy house, nor he goats out of thy his conversation aright will I shew folds.
the salvation of God.
thy ways; and sinners shall be conTo the chief Musician, A Psalm of
verted unto thee.
14 Deliver me from bloodguiltiDavid, when Nathan the prophet came unto him, after he had gone
ness, O God, thou God of my sal
vation : and my tongue shall sing in to Bathsheba.
aloud of thy righteousness. HAVE mercy upon me, O God, 15 0 LORD, open thou my lips; according to thy lovingkindness : and my mouth shall shew forth thy according unto the multitude of
praise. thy tender mercies blot out my 16 For thou desirest not sacrifice; transgressions.
else would I give it: thou delight2 Wash me throughly from mine est not in burnt offering. iniquity, and cleanse me from my 17 The sacrifices of God are a sin.
broken spirit: a broken and a con3 For I acknowledge my trans trite heart, O God, thou wilt not gressions: and my sin is ever before despise. me.
18 Do good in thy good pleasure 4 Against thee, thee only, have 1 unto Zion : build thou the walls of sinned, and done this evil in thy Jerusalem. sight: that thou mightest be justi 19 Then shalt thou be pleased fied when thou speakest, und be with the sacrifices of righteousness, clear when thou judgest.
with burnt offering and whole burnt 5 Behold, I was shapen in iniqui offering : then shall they offer bulty; and in sin did my mother con locks upon thine altar. ceive me.
6 Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hid
PSALM LII. den part thou shalt make me to
To the chief Musician, Maschil, A know wisdom.
Psalm of David, when Doeg the 7 Purge me with hyssop, and I
Edomite came and told Saul, and shall be clean : wash me, and I
said unto him, David is come to shall be whiter than snow.
the house of Animelech. 8 Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast W HY boastest thou thyself in broken may rejoice.
mischief, O mighty man? the good9 Hide thy face from my sins, ness of God endureth continually. and blot out all mine iniquities.
2 Thy tongue deviseth mischiefs; 10 Create in me a clean heart, O like a sharp razor, working deceitGod; and renew a right spirit with fully. in me.
3 Thou lovest evil more than 11 Cast me not away from thy good; and lying rather than to presence; and take not thy holy speak righteousness. Selah. spirit from me.
4 Thou lovest all devouring words, 12 Restore unto me the joy of O thou deceitful tongue. thy salvation; and uphold me with 5 God shall likewise destroy thee thy free spirit.
for ever, he shall take thee away, and 13 Then will I teach transgressors || pluck thee out of thy dwelling place,