thou art just in thy sentence, and irreproachable in thy judgment upon me. ,.'

5 Alas ! I was born to iniquity; and to sin iny mother conceived me: vreme

6 But thou, who delightest in truth, hast taught me the secrets of thy wisdom. 17. Purify me with hyssop, that I may be clean ; wash me, that I may be whiter than snow.

8 Make me to hear a message of joy and gladness, that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.

9 Turn thy face from my sin ; and blot out all mine iniquities.

1o Re-create in me, o God! a clean heart, and renew an upright mind within me.

II Cast me not away from thy presence; neither take thine holy spirit from me.

12 Restore to me the joy of thy salvation, and support me with a cheerful spirit.

13 Then will I teach transgressors thy ways, and sinners shall be converted to thee..

14 Deliver me from the guilt of bloodshed, O GOD ! the God of my salvation ! and my tonguc shall celebrate thy mercy.

15 O JEHO15 O JEHOVAH! open thou my lips; and my mouth shall proclaim thy praise.;

16 Didst thou delight in sacrifice, I would give it : but, in such cases, thou acceptest not of burnt-offerings.

17 The sacrifice in which God delighteth is a contrite mind; a broken and contrite heart god never despiseth.

18 Be gracious with thy favour unto Zion; build thou the walls of Jerusalem : ..19 Then shalt thou be pleased with the sacrifices of the righteous, the burnt-offerings and oblations; then shall they offer young bullocks upon thine altar.

PSALM LII. Why shouldst thou boast, o thou shameless man ! of thy wickedness ? :

2 Thy tongue is daily devising mischief; like a razor that is sharpened, executing slaughter.

3 Thou lovest evil more than good ; and falsehood more than sincerity.

4 Thou lovest all who meditate destructive purposes ;, o thou deceitful tongue !

5 Therefore, GOD will utterly destroy thee: he will make thee afraid, and tear


thee from thy dwelling ; and extirpate thee from the land of the living.

6 The righteous shall see it, and rejoice; and shall laugh thee to scorn.

7 “Behold,” will they say, " the man who made not god his strength ; but, trust'ing in the abundance of his riches, confirmed himself in bis wickedness.”

8 But, as for ine, I shall be, in the house of God, like a flourishing olive tree : for I 'will 'ever trust in the goodness of GOD.

'9'I'will 'ever celebrate thee, o JEHOVAH ! for what thou hast dove ; and spread abroad thy fame for ever before thy'worshippers.



The profligate imagine, there is no GOD! They are corrupted, and commit abominable iniquity; there is not one of them that doth good, not even one.

2 GOD looked down from heaven mpon the children of men, to see whether there were any so wise as to'seck GOD.

3 But they are all gone astray, they are all corrupted : not one of them doth good, "not even one.

4 Are, all the workers of iniquity without understanding, that they devour, my people as they would devour bread?

$ Since they call not upon GOD, they shall greatly fear, who never feared before: for GOD will scatter the bones of the profligate; they shall be confounded, for GOD despiseth them.

6. O that deliverance may come to Israel from Zion! When God reverseth the captivity of his. people, Jacob will exult, and Israel will rejoice.


SAVE me, O GOD! for thy name's sake : and do me justice in thy might.

2 Hear my prayer, o GOD! give car unto: the words of my mouth.

3 For the proud are risen up against me, and the oppressors scek my life; they set not God before them,

4. Yet God is mine helper; JEHOVAH is the support of my

life, 5 Let the evil of mine enemies revert upon themselves; for thy truth's saks, 02 God! destroy them.

6 I will

6 I will feeely sacrifice unto thec ; I will praise thy gracious name, o JEHOVAH !

7 For thou deliverest me from all my distress; and lettest me see mine enemics punished.


HEAR my prayer, O GOD! and hide not thyself from my supplication.

2 Attend unto me, and answer me, for I am dejected in my prayer : 3

Because I am disturbed with the clamours of the enemy, and with the oppressive violence of the wicked.

4 For they falsely impute iniquity to me; and with fury set themselves against


5 Mine heart is wounded within me, and the terrors of death are come upon me:

6 Fear and trembling have seized me, and horror hath overwhelmed me :

7 And I say, “O that I had wings! like a dove would í fly to some retrcat :

8 “Lo! I would wander away to a distance, and take up my abode in a wilderness


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