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David describes a citizen of Zion:
His hope and integrity. have done abominable works, there is none | 10 For thou wilt not leave my soul in that doeth good. hell; neither wilt thou suffer thy Holy
2 The LORD looked down from heaven One to see corruption.
4 Have all the workers of iniquity no
they eat bread, and call not upon the Leno. HEAR the right, O LORD, attend unto
my cry, give ear unto my prayer,
God is in the generation of the righteous.
5 There were they in great fear: for that goeth not out of feigned lips.
7 Oh that the salvation of Israel were
Po 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 Thou hast proved my heart; thou hast visited me in the night; thou hast tried me, and shalt find nothing: I am purposed that my mouth shall transgress.
4 Concerning the works of men, by the word of thy lips I have kept me from the paths of the destroyer.
5 Hold up my goings in thy paths, that my footsteps slip not.
6 I have called upon thee, for thou wilt hear me, O God: incline thine ear unto me, and hear my speech.
7 Shew thy marvellous loving-kindness, O thou that savest by thy right hand them which put their trust in thee from those that rise up against them.
8 Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings,
9 From the wicked that oppress me, from my deadly enemies, who compass me about.
10 They are enclosed in their own fat: with their mouth they speak proudly.
11 They have now compassed us in our steps: they have set their eyes bowing down to the earth;
12 Like as a lion that is greedy of his prey, and as it were a young lion lurking in secret places.
13 Arise, O LORD, disappoint him, cast him down: deliver my soul from the wicked, which is thy sword:
3 But to the saints that are in the earth, and to the excellent, in whom is all my delight.
4 Their sorrows shall be multiplied that hasten after another god: their drink-offerings of blood will not offer, nor take up their names into my lips.
14 From men which are thy hand, O LORD, from men of the world, which have their portion in this life, and whose belly thou filiest with thy hid treasure: they
5 The LORD is the portion of mine in- are full of children, and leave the rest of heritance and of my cup: thou maintain-their substance to their babes. est 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.
15 As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness, PSALM XVIII.
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.
T To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David, the servant of the LORD, who spake unto the LORD the words of this song in the day that the LORD delivered him from the hand of all his enemies, and from the hand of Saul: And he said, WILL love thee, O LORD, my strength. 2 The LORD is my rock, and my for
David praises God
for his manifold blessings. tress, and my deliverer; my God, my 24 Therefore hath the LORD recomstrength, in whom I will trust; my buck-pensed me according to my righteousness, ler, and the horn of my salvation, and my according to the cleanness of my hands in high tower. his eyesight.
3 I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.
25 With the merciful thou wilt shew thyself merciful; with an upright man thou wilt shew thyself upright;
4 The sorrows of death compassed me, and the floods of ungodly men made me afraid.
26 With the pure thou wilt shew thyself pure; and with the froward thou wilt shew thyself froward.
5 The sorrows of hell compassed me about: the snares of death prevented me.
27 For thou wilt save the afflicted people; but wilt bring down high looks.
6 In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried unto my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even into his ears.
28 For thou wilt light my candle: the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness. 29 For by thee I have run through a troop; and by my God have I leaped over a wall.
7 Then the earth shook and trembled the foundations also of the hills moved and were shaken, because he was wroth.
8 There went up a smoke out of his nostrils, and fire out of his mouth devoured: coals were kindled by it.
9 He bowed the heavens also, and came down: and darkness was under his feet.
10 And he rode upon a cherub and did fly yea, he did fly upon the wings of the wind.
11 He made darkness his secret place; his pavilion round about him were dark waters and thick clouds of the skies.
12 At the brightness that was before him his thick clouds passed, hail-stones and coals of fire.
13 The LORD also thundered in the heavens, and the Highest gave his voice; hail-stones and coals of fire.
14 Yea, he sent out his arrows, and scattered them; and he shot out lightnings, and discomfited them.
15 Then the channels of waters were seen, and the foundations of the world were discovered at thy rebuke, O LORD, at the blast of the breath of thy nostrils.
16 He sent from above, he took me, he drew me out of many waters.
17 He delivered me from my strong enemy, and from them which hated me: for they were too strong for me.
18 They prevented me in the day of my calamity but the LORD was my stay. 19 He brought me forth also into a large place: he delivered me, because he delighted in me.
20 The LORD rewarded me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands hath he recompensed me.
21 For I have kept the ways of the LORD, and have not wickedly departed from my God.
22 For all his judgments were before me, and I did not put away his statutes from me.
23 I was also upright before him, and I kept myself from mine iniquity.
30 As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him.
31 For who is God save the LORD? or who is a rock save our God?
32 It is God that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect.
33 He maketh my feet like hinds' feet, and setteth me upon my high places.
34 He teacheth my hands to war, so that a bow of steel is broken by mine arms.
35 Thou hast also given me the shield of thy salvation: and thy right hand hath holden me up, and thy gentleness hath made me great.
36 Thou hast enlarged my steps under me, that my feet did not slip.
37 I have pursued mine enemies, and overtaken them: neither did I turn again till they were consumed.
38 I have wounded them that they were not able to rise: they are fallen under my feet.
39 For thou hast girded me with strength unto battle: thou hast subdued under me those that rose up against me.
40 Thou hast also given me the necks of mine enemies; that I might destroy them that hate me.
41 They cried, but there was none to save them: even unto the LORD, but he answered them not.
46 The LORD liveth; and blessed be my Rock; and let the God of my salvation be exalted.
47 It is God that avengeth me, and subdueth the people under me.
The excellency of God's laws.
48 He delivereth me from mine enemies: yea, thou liftest me up above those that rise up against me: thou hast delivered me from the violent man.
49 Therefore will I give thanks unto thee, O LORD, among the heathen, and sing praises unto thy name.
50 Great deliverance giveth he to his king; and sheweth mercy to his anointed, to David, and to his seed for evermore. PSALM XIX.
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.
Tanha emanent sheweth his handy but we are risen, and stand upright.
2 Day unto day uttereth speech, and when we call. night unto night sheweth knowledge.
3 There is no speech nor language, T To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. where their voice is not heard.
4 Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun,
THE king shall joy in thy strength, O LORD; and in thy salvation how greatly shall he rejoice!
2 Thou hast given him his heart's desire, and hast not withholden the request of his lips. Selah.
5 Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong
A thanksgiving for victory.
4 Grant thee according to thine own heart, and fulfil all thy counsel.
5 We will rejoice in thy salvation, and in the name of our God we will set up our banners: the LORD fulfil all thy petitions.
6 Now know I that the LORD saveth his anointed; he will hear him from his holy heaven with the saving strength of his right hand.
7 Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God.
man to run a race.
6 His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.
3 For thou preventest him with the blessings of goodness: thou settest a crown of pure gold on his head.
4 He asked life of thee, and thou gavest it him, even length of days for ever and
7 The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.
5 His glory is great in thy salvation: honour and majesty hast thou laid upon him.
8 The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes. 7 For the king trusteth in the LORD, and through the mercy of the Most High
6 For thou hast made him most blessed for ever: thou hast made him exceeding glad with thy countenance.
9 The fear of the LORD is clean, endur-
12 Who can understand his errors? cleanse thou me from secret faults.
13 Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression.
8 Thy hand shall find out all thine 10 More to be desired are they than enemies: thy right hand shall find out gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter those that hate thee. also than honey and the honey-comb.
9 Thou shalt make them as a fiery oven 11 Moreover, by them is thy servant in the time of thine anger: the LORD shall warned: and in keeping of them there is swallow them up in his wrath, and the fire great reward. shall devour them.
10 Their fruit shalt thou destroy from the earth, and their seed from among the children of men.
11 For they intended evil against thee: they imagined a mischievous device, which they are not able to perform.
12 Therefore shalt thou make them turn 14 Let the words of my mouth, and the their back, when thou shalt make ready meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thine arrows upon thy strings against the thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.
face of them.
13 Be thou exalted, LORD, in thine own strength: so will we sing and praise thy
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. power.
trouble; the name of the God of Ja- T To the chief Musician upon Aijeleth cob defend thee.
Shahar, A Psalm of David.
2 Send thee help from the sanctuary, MY God me! why art thou so far from Y God, my God, why hast thou for
and strengthen thee out of Zion.
3 Remember all thy offerings, and ac- helping me, and from the words of my cept tby burnt-sacrifice. Selah.
David prays in great distress.
His confidence in God's grace.
2 O my God, I cry in the day-time, but they shall praise the LORD that seek him: thou hearest not; and in the night season, your heart shall live for ever. and am not silent.
27 All the ends of the world shall re3 But thou art holy, O thou that inhabit-member and turn unto the LORD: and all est the praises of Israel. the kindreds of the nations shall worship
4 Our fathers trusted in thee: they before thee. trusted, and thou didst deliver them.
28 For the kingdom is the LORD's: and he is the governor among the nations.
29 All they that be fat upon earth shall eat and worship: all they that go down to the dust shall bow before him: and none can keep alive his own soul.
6 But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people. 7 All they that see me laugh me to scorn: they shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying,
30 A seed shall serve him; it shall be accounted to the LORD for a generation. 31 They shall come, and shall declare
8 He trusted on the LORD that he would his righteousness unto a people that shall deliver him: let him deliver him, seeing be born, that he hath done this. he delighted in him. PSALM XXIII.
9 But thou art he that took me out of X T Psalm of David. the womb: thou didst make me hope whenHE LORD is my shepherd; I shall not was upon my mother's
10 I was cast upon thee from the womb: 2 He maketh me to lie down in green thou art my God from my mother's belly. pastures: he leadeth me beside the still 11 Be not far from me; for trouble is waters. near; for there is none to help.
3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
5 They cried unto thee, and were delivered: they trusted in thee, and were not confounded.
12 Many bulls have compassed me strong bulls of Bashan have beset me round. 13 They gaped upon me with their 4 Yea, though I walk through the valley mouths, as a ravening and a roaring lion. of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil:
14 I am poured out like water, and all for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff my bones are out of joint; my heart is like they comfort me. wax: it is melted in the midst of my 5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anoint15 My strength is dried up like a pot-est my head with oil; my cup runneth over. sherd; and my tongue cleaveth to my 6 Surely goodness and mercy shall foljaws; and thou hast brought me into the low me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever. PSALM XXIV.
dust of death.
16 For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have enclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet.
17 I may tell all my bones: they look and stare upon me.
TA Psalm of David. THE earth is the LORD's, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.
2 For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods.
3 Who shall ascend into the bill of the LORD? and who shall stand in his holy place?
4 He that hath clean hands, and a pure his soul unto
18 They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture.
19 But be not thou far from me, O LORD: O my Strength, haste thee to help me.
20 Deliver my soul from the sword, my darling from the power of the dog. 21 Save me from the lion's mouth: for heart; who hath not lifted up thou hast heard me from the horns of the
vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.
5 He shall receive the blessing from the LORD, and righteousness from the God of
22 I will declare thy name unto my brethren: in the midst of the congregation his salvation. will I praise thee.
23 Ye that fear the LORD, praise him; all ye the seed of Jacob, glorify him; and Selah. fear him, all ye the seed of Israel.
7 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and
24 For he hath not despised nor abhor-be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and red the affliction of the afflicted; neither the King of glory shall come in. hath he hid his face from him; but when 8 Who is this King of glory? the LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in
he cried unto him, he heard.
25 My praise shall be of thee in the great battle. congregation: I will pay my vows before them that fear him.
26 The meek shall eat and be satisfied:
6 This is the generation of them that seek him, that seek thy face, O Jacob.
9 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.
David's confidence in prayer: 10 Who is this King of glory? the Lord) of hosts, he is the King of glory. Selah. PSALM XXV. A Psalm of David.
TNTO thee, O LORD, do I lift up my soul. 2 O my God, I trust in thee: let me not be ashamed, let not mine enemies triumph over me.
3 Yea, let none that wait on thee be ashamed: let them be ashamed which transgress without cause.
4 Shew me thy ways, O LORD; teach me thy paths.
5 Lead me in thy truth, and teach me for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day.
PSALMS. His love to the service of God.
4 I have not sat with vain persons, neither will I go in with dissemblers.
5 I have hated the congregation of evil doers; and will not sit with the wicked.
6 Remember, O LORD, thy tender mercies and thy loving-kindnesses; for they have been ever of old.
12 My foot standeth in an even place:
7 Remember not the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions: according to thy in the congregations will I bless the LORD. mercy remember thou me for thy goodness' PSALM XXVII. sake, O LORD.
A Psalm of David.
8 Good and upright is the LORD: there-HE LORD is my light and my salvafore will he teach sinners in the way. tion; whom fear? the 9 The meek will he guide in judgment: is the strength of my life; of whom shall I and the meek will he teach his way. be afraid?
10 All the paths of the LORD are mercy and truth unto such as keep his covenant and his testimonies.
11 For thy name's sake, O LORD, pardon mine iniquity; for it is great.
12 What man is he that feareth the LORD? him shall he teach in the way that he shall choose.
13 His soul shall dwell at ease; and his seed shall inherit the earth.
6 I will wash my hands in innocency: so will compass thine altar, O LORD:
7 That I may publish with the voice of thanksgiving, and tell of all thy wondrous works.
8 LORD, I have loved the habitation of thy house, and the place where thine honour dwelleth.
9 Gather not my soul with sinners, nor my life with bloody men:
10 In whose hands is mischief, and their right hand is full of bribes.
11 But as for me, I will walk in mine integrity: redeem me, and be merciful
14 The secret of the LORD is with them that fear him; and he will shew them his
4 One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to inquire in his temple.
5 For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his ta bernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock..
15 Mine eyes are ever toward the LORD; for he shall pluck my feet out of the net. 16 Turn thee unto me, and have mercy upon me; for I am desolate and afflicted. 6 And now shall my head be lifted up 17 The troubles of my heart are en-above mine enemies round about me: therelarged: Obring thou me out of my distresses. fore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices 18 Look upon mine affliction and my of joy; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises pain; and forgive all my sins. unto the LORD.
19 Consider mine enemies; for they are 7 Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my many; and they hate me with cruel hatred. voice: have mercy also upon me, and an20 O keep my soul, and deliver me: let swer me.
me not be ashamed; for I put my trust in thee.
8 When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; 21 Let integrity and uprightness pre-my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, serve me; for I wait on thee. will I seek.
22 Redeem Israel, O God, out of all his troubles.
PSALM XXVI. TA Psalm of David. UDGE me, O LORD; for I have walked in mine integrity: I have trusted also in the LORD; therefore I shall not slide.
2 Examine me, O LORD, and prove me; try my reins and my heart.
3 For thy loving-kindness is before mine eyes; and I have walked in thy truth.
2 When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.
3 Though a host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident.
9 Hide not thy face far from me; pu not thy servant away in anger: thou hast been my help; leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation.
10 When my father and my mother forsake me, then the LORD will take me
11 Teach me thy way, OLORD, and lead me inaplain path, because of mine enemies.
12 Deliver me not over unto the will of mine enemies: for false witnesses are risen