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and my shame, and my dishonour : | poor, and despiseth not his prisonmine adversaries are all before thee.

34 Let the heaven and earth 20 Reproach hath broken my praise him, the seas, and every thing heart; and I am full of heaviness : that moveth therein. and I looked for some to take pity, 35 For God will save Zion, and but there was none; and for com will build the cities of Judah : that forters, but I found none.

they may dwell there, and have it 21 They gave me also gall for in possession. my meat; and in my thirst they gave 36 The seed also of his servants me vinegar to drink.

shall inherit it: and they that love 22 Let their table become a snare his name shall dwell therein. before them : and that which should have been for their welfare, let it become a trap.

PSALM LXX. · 23 Let their eyes be darkened,

To the chief Musician, A Psalm of that they see not; and make their

David, to bring to remembrance. loins continually to shake. · 24 Pour out thine indignation up

MAKE haste, O God, to deliver on them, and let thy wrathful anger me; make haste to help me, O take hold of them.

LORD. · 25 Let their habitation be deso 2 Let them be ashamed and conlate; and let none dwell in their founded that seek after my soul : let tents.

them be turned backward, and put 26 For they persecute him whom to confusion, that desire my burt. thou hast smitten; and they talk 3 Let them be turned back for a to the grief of those whom thou reward of their shame that say, Aha, hast wounded.

aha. 27 Add iniquity unto their iniqui 4 Let all those that seek thee rety: and let them not come into thy joice and be glad in thee : and let righteousness.

such as love thy salvation say con28 Let them be blotted out of the tinually, Let God be magnified. book of the living, and not be writ 5 But I am poor and needy: make ten with the righteous.

haste unto me, O God : thou art my 29 But I am poor and sorrowful : help and my deliverer ; O LORD, let thy salvation, O God, set me up make no tarrying. on high. 30 I will praise the name of God

PSALM LXXI. with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving.

In thee, O Lord, do I put my · 31 This also shall please the LORD trust: let me never be put to conbetter than an ox or bullock that fusion. hath horns and boots.

2 Deliver me in thy righteousness, 32 The humble shall see this, and and cause me to escape: incline thine be glad : and your heart shall live ear unto me, and save me. that seek God.

3 Be thou my strong habitation, · 33 For the LORD heareth the whereunto I may continually resort :

thou hast given commandment to save me; for thou art my rock and my fortress.

4 Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.

5 For thou art my hope, O Lord God : thou art my trust from my youth.

6 By thee have I been holden up from the womb: thou art he that took me out of my mother's bowels: my praise shall be continually of thee.

7 I am as a wonder unto many; but thou art my strong refuge.

8 Let my mouth be filled with thy praise and with thy honour all the day.

9 Cast me not off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength faileth.

10 For mine enemies speak against me; and they that lay wait for my soul take counsel together,

11 Saying, God hath forsaken him : persecute and take him ; for there is none to deliver him.

12 O God, be not far from me: O my God, make haste for my help.

13 Let them be 'confounded and consumed that are adversaries to my soul; let them be covered with reproach and dishonour that seek my hurt.

14 But I will hope continually, and will yet praise thee more and more.

15 My mouth shall shew forth thy righteousness and thy salvation all the day; for I know not the numbers thereof.

16 I will go in the strength of the Lord God: I will make mention of thy righteousness, even of thine only.

17 O God, thou hast taught me from my youth: and hitherto have I declared thy wondrous works.

18 Now also when I am old and greyheaded, O God, forsake me not; until I have shewed thy strength unto this generation, and thy power to every one that is to come.

19 Thy righteousness also, O God, is very high, who hast done great things: 0 God, who is like unto thee!

20 Thou, which hast sbewed me great and sore troubles, shalt quicken me again, and shalt bring me up again from the depths of the earth.

21 Thou shalt increase my greatness, and comfort me on every side.

22 I will also praise thee with the psaltery, even thy truth, O my God : unto thee will I sing with the harp, O thou Holy One of Israel.

23 My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing unto thee; and my soul, which thou hast redeemed.

24 My tongue also shall talk of thy righteousness all the day long : for they are confounded, for they are brought unto shame, that seek my hurt.

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the needy, and shall break in pieces Il as long as the sun: and men shall the oppressor.

be blessed in him : all nations shall 5 They shall fear thee as long as call him blessed. the sun and moon endure, through 18 Blessed be the Lord God, the out all generations.

God of Israel, who only doeth won6 He shall come down like rain drous things. upon the mown grass : as showers 19 And blessed be his glorious that water the earth.

name for ever: and let the whole - 7 In his days shall the righteous earth be filled with his glory; Amen, flourish; and abundance of peace so and Amen. long as the moon endureth.

20 The prayers of David the son i 8 He shall have dominion also of Jesse are ended. from sea to sea, and from the river unto the ends of the earth.

PSALM LXXIII. 9. They that dwell in the wilderness shall bow before him ; and his

A Psalm of Asaph. enemies shall lick the dust.

TRULY God is good to Israel, even 10 The kings of Tarshish and of to such as are of a clean heart. the isles shall bring presents : the 2 But as for me, my feet were alkings of Sheba and Seba sball offer most gone; my steps had well nigh gifts.

slipped. 11 Yea, all kings shall fall down 3 For I was envious at the foolbefore bim : all nations shall serve ish, when I saw the prosperity of the him.

12 For he shall deliver the needy 4 For there are no bands in their when he crieth; the poor also, and death : but their strength is firm. him that hath no helper.

5 They are not in trouble as other 13 He shall spare the poor and men; neither are they plagued like needy, and shall save the souls of other men. the needy.

6 Therefore pride compasseth 14 He shall redeem their soul them about as a chain ; violence cofrom deceit and violence: and pre vereth them as a garment. cious shall their blood be in his 7 Their eyes stand out with fat sight.

ness: they have more than heart 15 And he shall live, and to him could wish. shall be given of the gold of Sheba : 8 They are corrupt, and speak prayer also shall be made for him wickedly concerning oppression: they continually; and daily shall he be speak loftily. praised.

9 They set their mouth against 16 There shall be an handful of the heavens, and their tongue walkcorn in the earth upon the top of eth through the earth. the mountains; the fruit thereof 10 Therefore his people return shall shake like Lebanon : and they hither : and waters of a full cup are of the city shall Aourish like grass wrung out to them. of the earth.

11 And they say, How doth God 17 His name shall endure for know? and is there knowledge in the ever: his name shall be continued most high?

thou hast given commandment toll 17 O God, thou hast taught me save me; for thou art my rock and from my youth; and hitherto have I my fortress.

declared thy wondrous works. 4 Deliver me, O my God, out of 18 Now also when I am old and the hand of the wicked, out of the greyheaded, O God, forsake me not; hand of the unrighteous and cruel until I have shewed thy strength man.

unto this generation, and thy power 5 For thou art my hope, O Lord to every one that is to come. God: thou art my trust from my 19 Thy righteousness also, O youth.

God, is very high, who hast done 6 By thee have I been holden up great things: 0 God, who is like from the womb: thou art he that unto thee! took me out of my mother's bow 20 Thou, which hast sbewed me els: my praise shall be continually great and sore troubles, shalt quickof thee.

en me again, and shalt bring me 7 I am as a wonder unto many; up again from the depths of the but thou art my strong refuge. earth.

8 Let my mouth be filled with 21 Thou shalt increase my greatthy praise and with thy honour all ness, and comfort me on every side. the day.

22 I will also praise thee with the 9 Cast me not off in the time of psaltery, even thy truth, O my God : old age; forsake me not when my unto thee will I sing with the harp, strength faileth.

O thou Holy One of Israel. 10 For mine enemies speak a 23 My lips shall greatly rejoice gainst me; and they that lay wait when I sing unto thee; and my for my soul take counsel together, soul, which thou hast redeemed.

11 Saying, God hath forsaken 24 My tongue also shall talk of bim : persecute and take him ; for thy righteousness all the day long : there is none to deliver him.

for they are confounded, for they 12 O God, be not far from me: are brought unto shame, that seek O my God, make haste for my help. my hurt.

13 Let them be'confounded and consumed that are adversaries to my soul; let them be covered with re

PSALM LXXII. proach and dishonour that seek my

A Psulm for Solomon. hurt.

14 But I will hope continually, GIVE the king thy judgments, O and will get praise thee more and God, and thy righteousness unto the

king's son. 15 My mouth shall shew forth 2 He shall judge thy people with thy righteousness and thy salvation righteousness, and thy poor with all the day; for I know not the num judgment. bers thereof.

3 The mountains shall bring peace 16 I will go in the strength of to the people, and the little hills, by the Lord God: I will make men righteousness. tion of thy righteousness, even of 4 He shall judge the poor of the thine only.

people, he shall save the children of

more.

as long as the sun: and men shall be blessed in him : all nations shall call him blessed.

18 Blessed be the LORD God, the God of Israel, who only doeth wondrous things.

19 And blessed be his glorious name for ever: and let the whole earth be filled with his glory; Amen, and Amen.

20 The prayers of David the son of Jesse are ended.

PSALM LXXIII.

the needy, and shall break in pieces the oppressor.

5 They shall fear thee as long as the sun and moon endure, throughout all generations.

6 He shall come down like rain upon the mown grass : as showers that water the earth. · 7 In his days shall the righteous flourish; and abundance of peace so long as the moon endureth. · 8 He shall have dominion also from sea to sea, and from the river unto the ends of the earth.

9. They that dwell in the wilderness shall bow before him ; and his enemies shall lick the dust.

10 The kings of Tarshish and of the isles shall bring presents: the kings of Sheba and Seba shall offer gifts.

11 Yea, all kings shall fall down before him : all nations shall serve him.

12 For he shall deliver the needy when he crieth ; the poor also, and him that hath no helper.

13 He shall spare the poor and needy, and shall save the souls of the needy.

14 He shall redeem their soul from deceit and violence: and precious shall their blood be in his sight.

15 And he shall live, and to him shall be given of the gold of Sheba : prayer also shall be made for him continually; and daily shall he be praised.

16 There shall be an handful of corn in the earth upon the top of the mountains ; the fruit thereof shall shake like Lebanon : and they of the city shall fourish like grass of the earth.

17 His name shall endure for ever: his name shall be continued

A Psalm of Asaph. TRULY God is good to Israel, even to such as are of a clean heart.

2 But as for me, my feet were almost gone; my steps had well nigh slipped.

3 For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

4 For there are no bands in their death : but their strength is firm.

5 They are not in trouble as other men; neither are they plagued like other men.

6 Therefore pride compasseth them about as a chain; violence covereth them as a garment.

7 Their eyes stand out with fat ness: they have more than heart could wish.

8 They are corrupt, and speak wickedly concerning oppression: they speak loftily.

9 They set their mouth against the heavens, and their tongue walketh through the earth.

10 Therefore his people return hither : and waters of a full cup are wrung out to them.

11 And they say, How doth God knowi and is there knowledge in the most high?

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