lem, SO JEHOVAH surroundeth his people, froin henceforth, even for ever :

That the tribe of the wicked may not rest on the lot of the righteous; lest the righteous should be tempted to put their hands unto iniquity.

4. Send prosperity, O JEHOVAH! unto the good, and unto those who are pure in heart.

5 But as for those who turn aside to their own perverse inclinations, JEHOVAH shall make them go forth with the workers of iniquity : and give peace unto Israel.

PSALM CXXVI. WHEN JEHOVAH brought back the captive sons of Zion, we were like unto men awakened from a dream :

2 Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with joy :

3 Then said the nations ; “JEHOVAH hath donc great things for them.”

4 JEHOVAH hath, indeed, done great things for us, for which we rejoice. 5 JEHOVAH hath restored us from our


captivity ; delightful to us as the refreshing streams to a parched country.

6 Those who did sow in tears, reap with joy.

7 He who goeth forth weeping, bearing the seed to sore', returneth with joy, bringing the shcaves with him.


UNLESS JEHOVAH build the house, their labour is but lost who build it.

2 Unless JEHOVAH keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.

3 It is in vain for you to rise up early to labour, and to go late to rest, and to eat the bread of caretulness, unless JEHOVAH bless your endeavours : but he giveth to his beloved, even while they sleep.

4 Lo! children, the fruit of the womb, are an heritage and gift that cometh from JEHOVAH.

5 Like as arrows in the hand of the mighty man, eren so are young children :

6 Happy is the man who haih his quiver filled wiih them : they shall not be put to shame, when they treat with their enemies in the city gate.

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HAPPY is every one who feareth jehoVAH, and walketh in his ways:

2 For thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands; thou shalt be happy and prosper

3 Thy wife shall be like the fruitful vine upon the walls of thine house: thy children like olive-plants around thy table.

4 Lo! thus shall the man be blessed who feareth JEHOVAH.

5 JEHOVAH shall bless thee from Zion, and thou shalt see Jerusalem in prosperity all the days of thy life; yea, thou shalt see thy children's children, and peace upon Israel,


FROM my youth they have frequently oppressed me, inay Israel truly say:

2 From my youth they have frequently oppressed me ; but they have not prevailed against me.

3 They have, as it were, ploughed long furrows upon my back; but JEHOVAH,


who is righteous, hath cut the plough.cords of the wicked asunder.

4 May all those who hate Zion, be ashamed and put to flighi :

5 May they be like the grass upon the house-top, which withereth before it groweth up:

6 With which the mower filleth not his hand, nor the sheaf-binder his arm :

7 Neither do those who pass by, say ; “ The blessing of JEHOVAH be upon you ! we bless you in the name of JEHOVAH."

PSALM CXXX. · FROM the deep I did call unto thee, o JEHOVAH ! saying; "O JEHOVAH! hear iny voice; and let thine ears attend to the voice of my supplication :

2 “If thou, O JEHOVA!! shouldst mark down all our iniquities, who could stand before thee? . 3 “But with thee there is forgiveness; therefore, thou art revered.”

4 I wait for JEHOVAH, my soul waiteth for him; for 1 place iny trust in his word.

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5 My soul waiteth for JEHOVAH more ardently than those who watch do wait for the appearance of the morning.

6 Israel ! place thy trust in JEHOVAH, for with JEHOVAH there is mercy, and with him there is great power to save :

7. And he shall save his people Israel from all their iniquities.

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My heart, o JEHOVAH! is not haughty; neither are mine eyes lofty.

2 I do not occupy myself in matters which are too great, or too high for me.

3 But I compose and pacify myself, as the mother appeaseth her weaned child.

4 O Israel ! place thy trust in JEHOVAH, from henceforth, even forever.

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