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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 re
3 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 before thee.
4 Our fathers trusted in thee: they 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 6 But I am a worm, and no man; a re-the dust shall bow before him: and none proach of men, and despised of the people. can keep alive his own soul. 7 All they that see me laugh me to scorn: they shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying,
5 They cried unto thee, and were delivered: they trusted in thee, and were not confounded.
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.
9 But thou art he that took me out of
PSALM XXIII. ¶ A Psalm of David. HE LORD is my shepherd; I shall not
the womb: thou didst make me hope when want.
I was upon my mother's breasts.
10 I was cast upon thee from the womb: thou art my God from my mother's belly. 11 Be not far from me; for trouble is near; for there is none to help.
2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
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 fol jaws; and thou hast brought me into the low me all the days of my life: and I will dust of death. dwell in the house of the LORD for ever. PSALM XXIV.
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.
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 thou hast heard me from the horns of the
TA Psalm of David. HE 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 hill of the LORD? and who shall stand in his holy place?
4 He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.
5 He shall receive the blessing from the 22 I will declare thy name unto my LORD, and righteousness from the God of brethren: in the midst of the congregation his salvation. will I praise thee.
6 This is the generation of them that 23 Ye that fear the LORD, praise him; seek him, that seek thy face, O Jacob. 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 bis 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:
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:.
His love to the service of God. 4 I have not sat with vain persons, neither will I go in with dissemblers.
PSALMS. 10 Who is this King of glory? the Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory.
PSALM XXV. TA Psalm of David. UNTO NTO 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 for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day.
6 Remember, O LORD, thy tender mercies and thy loving-kindnesses; for they have been ever of old.
5 I have hated the congregation of evil doers; and will not sit with the wicked. 6 I will wash my hands in innocency: so will I 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
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' 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.
9 The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will be teach his way.
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.
14 The secret of the LORD is with them that fear him; and he will shew them his
15 Mine eyes are ever toward the LORD; for he shall pluck my feet out of the net.
whom shall I fear? the LORD
is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
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.
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 tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock.
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.
7 Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my voice: have mercy also upon me, and answer me.
19 Consider mine enemies; for they are many; and they hate me with cruel hatred. 20 O keep my soul, and deliver me: let 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.
Jingine Ogrity. 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 toy loving-kindness is before mine eyes; and I have walked in thy truth.
9 Hide not thy face far from me; put not thy servant away in anger: thou hast been my help; leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation. sake me, then the I and my mother fore When my father
thou be silent to me, I become like them that go down into the pit.
2 Hear the voice of my supplications, when I cry unto thee, when I lift up my hands toward thy holy oracle.
He exhorts to praise God.
10 The LORD sitteth upon the flood; yea, the LORD sitteth King for ever.
11 The LORD will give strength unto his people; the LORD will bless his people with peace. PSALM XXX.
A Psalm and Song, at the dedication of the house of David.
WILL extol thee, O LORD; for thou hast lifted me up, and hast not made my foes to rejoice over me.
2 O LORD my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me.
3 O LORD, thou hast brought up my soul from the grave: thou hast kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit. 4 Sing unto the LORD, O ye saints of 3 Draw me not away with the wicked, his, and give thanks at the remembrance and with the workers of iniquity, which of his holiness.
speak peace to their neighbours, but mis- 5 For his anger endureth but a moment; chief is in their hearts. in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning. 6 And in my prosperity I said, I shall never be moved."
4 Give them according to their deeds, and according to the wickedness of their endeavours: give them after the work of their hands; render to them their desert. 5 Because they regard not the works of the LORD, nor the operation of his hands, he shall destroy them, and not build them up. 6 Blessed be the LORD, because he hath heard the voice of my supplications.
7 The LORD is my strength, and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him. 8 The LORD is their strength, and he is the saving strength of his anointed.
9 Save thy people, and bless thine beritance feed them also, and lift them up for ever.
7 LORD, by thy favour thou hast made my mountain to stand strong thou didst hide thy face, and I was troubled.
8 I cried to thee, O LORD; and unto the LORD I made supplication.
9 What profit is there in my blood, when I go down to the pit? Shall the dust praise thee? shall it declare thy truth?
10 Hear, O LORD, and have mercy upon me: LORD, be thou my helper.
11 Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing: thou hast put off my in-sackcloth, and girded me with gladness; 12 To the end that my glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks unto thee for PSALM XXXI.
LORD, O mighty,
G give unto the Lonn glory and strength. To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.
2 Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name; worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.
3 The voice of the LORD is upon the waters: the God of glory thundereth the LORD is upon many waters.
4 The voice of the LORD is powerful; the voice of the LORD is full of majesty. 5 The voice of the LORD breaketh the cedars; yea, the LORD breaketh the cedars of Lebanon.
6 Hemaketh them also to skip like a calf; Lebanon and Sirion like a young unicorn. 7 The voice of the LORD divideth the flames of fire.
8 The voice of the LORD shaketh the wilderness; the LORD shaketh the wilderness of Kadesh.
N thee, O LORD, do I put my trust; let me never be ashamed: deliver me in thy righteousness.
2 Bow down thine ear to me; deliver me speedily be thou my strong rock, for a house of defence to save me.
3 For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy name's sake lead me, and guide me.
4 Pull me out of the net that they have laid privily for me: for thou art my strength.
5 Into thy hand I commit my spirit: thou hast redeemed me, O LORD God of truth.
6 I have hated them that regard lying vanities: but I trust in the LORD. 7 I will be glad and rejoice in thy 9 The voice of the LORD maketh the mercy for thou hast considered my trouhinds to calve, and discovereth the forests: ble; thou hast known my soul in adversiand in his temple doth every one speak of ties; his glory.
8 And hast not shut me up into the hand
of the enemy: thou hast set my foot in a large room.
9 Have mercy upon me, O LORD, for I am in trouble: mine eye is consumed with grief, yea, my soul and my belly.
10 For my life is spent with grief, and my years with sighing: my strength faileth because of mine iniquity, and my bones are consumed.
God's goodness to be praised.
5 I acknowledged my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unfo the LORD; and thou forgavest the iniquity of iny sin. Selah.
6 For this shall every one that is godly, pray unto thee in a time when thou mayest be found: surely in the floods of great waters they shall not come nigh unto him. 11 I was a reproach among all mine 7 Thou art my hiding-place; thou shalt enemies, but especially among my neigh-preserve me from trouble; thou shalt combours, and a fear to mine acquaintance: pass me about with songs of deliverance. they that did see me without fled from me. Selah.
12 I am forgotten as a dead man out of 8 I will instruct thee, and teach thee in mind: I am like a broken vessel. the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.
13 For I have heard the slander of many fear was on every side: while they took counsel together against me, they devised to take away my life.
14 But I trusted in thee, O LORD: said, Thou art my God.
9 Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding: whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, lest they come near unto thee.
10 Many sorrows shall be to the wick15 My times are in thy hand: delivered: but he that trusteth in the LORD, mercy me from the hand of mine enemies, and shall compass him about. from them that persecute me.
16 Make thy face to shine upon thy servant: save me for thy mercies' sake.
17 Let me not be ashamed, O LORD; for
I have called upon thee; let the wicked be ashamed, and let them be silent in the grave. 18 Let the lying lips be put to silence; which speak grievous things proudly and contemptuously against the righteous.
19 Oh how great is thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee; which thou hast wrought for them that trust in thee before the sons of men!
11 Be glad in the LORD, and rejoice, ye righteous: and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart.
REJOICE in the LORD, O ye righteous:
for praise is comely for the upright. 2 Praise the LORD with harp: sing unto him with the psaltery and an instrument of ten strings.
3 Sing unto him a new song; play skilfully with a loud noise.
4 For the word of the LORD is right; and all his works are done in truth.
5 He loveth righteousness and judgment: the earth is full of the goodness of
20 Thou shalt hide them in the secret of thy presence from the pride of man: thou shalt keep them secretly in a pavilion the LORD. from the strife of tongues.
6 By the word of the LORD were the 21 Blessed be the LORD: for he hath heavens made; and all the host of them by shewed me his marvellous kindness in a the breath of his mouth. strong city.
22 For I said in my baste, I am cut off from before thine eyes: nevertheless thou heardest the voice of my supplications when I cried unto thee.
230 love the LORD, all ye his saints: for the LORD preserveth the faithful, and plentifully rewardeth the proud doer.
24 Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in
7 He gathereth the waters of the sea together as a heap: he layeth up the depth in store-houses.
8 Let all the earth fear the LORD: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him.
9 For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast.
10 The LORD bringeth the counsel of the heathen to nought: he maketh the devices of the people of none effect.
11 The counsel of the LORD standeth for ever, the thoughts of his heart to all
TA Psalm of David, Maschil.
BLESSED is he
2 Blessed is the man unto whom the LORD imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile.
3 When I kept silence, my bones waxed old through my roaring all the day long. 4 For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me: my moisture is turned into the drought of summer. Selah.
12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.
13 The LORD looketh from heaven; he beholdeth all the sons of men.
14 From the place of his habitation he looketh upon all the inhabitants of the earth. 15 He fashioneth their hearts alike; he considereth all their works.
The privileges of the godly.
PSALMS. David prays for God's assistance.
19 Many are the afflictions of the right
16 There is no king saved by the multitude of a host: a mighty man is not de-eous: but the LORD delivereth him out of livered by much strength.
17 A horse is a vain thing for safety: neither shall he deliver any by his great strength.
18 Behold, the eye of the LORD is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy;
19 To deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine.
20 Our soul waiteth for the LORD: he is
our help and our shield.
20 He keepeth all his bones: not one of them is broken.
21 Evil shall slay the wicked: and they that hate the righteous shall be desolate. 22 The LORD redeemeth the soul of his servants: and none of them that trust in him shall be desolate.
21 For our heart shall rejoice in him, PLEAD my cause, O LORD, with them
because we have trusted in his holy name. 22 Let thy mercy, O LORD, be upon us, according as we hope in thee.
A Psalm of David when he changed his behaviour before Abimelech; who drove him away, and he departed. I WILL bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth. 2 My soul shall make her boast in the LORD: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad.
30 magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together.
that strive with me: fight against them that fight against me.
2 Take hold of shield and buckler, and stand up for my help.
3 Draw out also the spear, and stop the way against them that persecute me: say unto my soul, I am thy salvation.
4 Let them be confounded and put to
shame that seek after my soul: let them be turned back and brought to confusion that devise my hurt.
5 Let them be as chaff before the wind: and let the angel of the LORD chase them. 6 Let their way be dark and slippery : and let the angel of the LORD persecute
4 I sought the LORD, and he heard me, them. and delivered me from all my fears.
7 For without cause have they hid for 5 They looked unto him, and were light-me their net in a pit, which without cause ened: and their faces were not ashamed. they have digged for my soul. 6 This poor man cried, and the LORD 8 Let destruction come upon him at unaheard him, and saved him out of all his wares; and let his net that he hath hid troubles. catch himself: into that very destruction let him fall.
7 The angel of the LORD encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.
80 taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him. 9 O fear the LORD, ye his saints; for there is no want to them that fear him.
10 The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the LORD shall not want any good thing.
11 Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of the LORD.
12 What man is he that desireth life, and loveth many days, that he may see good? 13 Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile.
14 Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.
15 The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their
9 And my soul shall be joyful in the LORD: it shall rejoice in his salvation.
10 All my bones shall say, LORD, who is like unto thee, which deliverest the poor from him that is too strong for him, yea, the poor and the needy from him that spoileth him?
11 False witnesses did rise up; they laid to my charge things that I knew not. 12 They rewarded me evil for good to the spoiling of my soul.
13 But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth: I humbled my soul with fasting; and my prayer returned into mine own bosom.
14 I behaved myself as though he had been my friend or brother: I bowed down heavily, as one that mourneth for his mother.
15 But in mine adversity they rejoiced, 16 The face of the LORD is against them and gathered themselves together: yea, that do evil, to cut off the remembrance the abjects gathered themselves together of them from the earth. against me, and I knew it not; they did tear me, and ceased not:
17 The righteous cry, and the LORD heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.
18 The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.
16 With hypocritical mockers in feasts, they gnashed upon me with their teeth.
17 LORD, how long wilt thou look on? rescue my soul from their destructions, my darling from the lions.