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thee. 10 It is he that giveth salvation unto kings: who delivereth David his servant from the hurtful sword. 11 Rid me, and deliver me from the hand of strange children, whose mouth speaketh vanity, and their right hand is a right hand of falsehood: 12 That our sons may be as plants grown up in their youth; that our daughters may be as corner-stones, polished after the similitude of a palace: 13 That our garners may be full, affording all manner of store; that our sheep may bring

PSALMS.

He extolleth God's goodness.

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and I will praise thy name for

ever and ever. 3 Great is the LoRD, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable. 4 One generation shall praise thy works to another, and shall declare thy mighty acts. 5 I will speak of the glorious honour of thy majesty, and of thy wondrous works. 6 And men shall speak of the might of thy terrible acts: and I will declare thy greatness. 7 They shall abundantly utter the memory of thy great goodness, and shall sing of thy righteousness. 8 The LORD is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy. 9 The LoRD is good to all: and his tender mercies are over

all his works.

The glory of God's kingdom.

10 All thy works shall praise

thee, O LoRD; and thy saints shall bless thee. 11 They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom, and talk of thy power; 12 To make known to the sons of men his mighty acts, and the glorious majesty of his kingdom. 13 Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and thy dominion endureth throughout all generations. r 14 The LoRD upholdeth all that fall, and raiseth up all those that be bowed down. 15 The eyes of all wait upon thee: and thou givest them their meat in due season. 16 Thou openest thine hand, and satisfiest the desire of every living thing. 17 The LoRD is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works. 18 The LoRD is migh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth. 19 He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him : he also will heartheir cry, and will save them. 20 The LoRD preserveth all them that love him: but all the wicked will he destroy. 21 My mouth shall speak the praise of the LoRD : and let allflesh bless his holy name for ever and ever.

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Polo ye the LORD. Praise the LoRD, O my soul. - ..e. 2 While I live will I praise the LORD: I will sing praises unto my God while I have any being. 3 Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help. 4 His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; in that very day his thoughts perish. 5 Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the LoRD his God: 6 Which made heaven, and earth, the sea, and all that therein is: which keepeth truth for eVer : 7 Which executeth judgment for the oppressed: which giveth food to the hungry. The LoRD looseth the prisoners: 8 The LoRD openeth the eyes of the blind: the LoRD raiseth them that are bowed down : the LoRD loveth the righteous: 9 The LoRD preserveth the strangers; he relieveth the fatherless and widow : but the way of the wicked he turneth upside down. 10 The LoRD shall reign for ever, even thy God, O Zion, unto all generations. Praise ye the LoRD.

PSALM CXLVI. 1 The psalmist voweth perpetual praises to God: 3 he czhorteth not to trust in man. 5 The benefit of trusting in God by reason of his power, truth, justice, mercy, and everlast

ing dominion.

PSALM CXLVII.

1 The prophet 'exhorteth to praise God for the restoration of his afflicted church; 4 for his infinite power and wisdom; 6 for his different treatment of the meck, and of the wicked : 7 for his providence over his creatures ; 12 for his blessings upon his church; 15 for his power over the elements; 19 and for the ordinances given to Israel.

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great power: his understanding 7s infinite. 6 The Lord lifteth up the meek: he casteth the wicked down to the ground. 7 Sing unto the LoRD with thanksgiving ; sing praise upon the harp unto our God: 8 Who covereth the heaven with clouds, who prepareth rain for the earth, who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains. 9 He giveth to the beast his food, and to the young ravens which cry. 10 He delighteth not in the strength of the horse: he taketh not pleasure in the legs of 8, Isla, Il. 11. The LoRD taketh pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy. 12 Praise the LoRD, O Jerusalem; praise thy God, O Zion. 13 For he hath strengthened the bars of thy gates; he hath blessed thy children within thee. 14 He maketh peace in thy

PSALMS.

to praise God.

borders, and filleth thee with the finest of the wheat. 15 He sendeth forth his commandment upon earth : his word runneth very swiftly. 16 He giveth snow like wool: he scattereth the hoar-frost like ashes. 17 He casteth forth his ice like morsels: who can stand before his cold 7 “o 18 He sendeth out his word, and melteth them : he causeth his wind to blow, and the waters flow. -- 19 He sheweth his word unto Jacob, his statutes and his judgments unto Israel. 20 He hath not dealt so with any nation: and as for his judgments, they have not known them. Praise ye the LoRD.

PSALM CXLVIII.

1 The psalmist exhorteth the celestial, 7 the terrestrial, 11 and the rational creatures, to praise God. the

Polo ye LoRD. Praise ye the LoRD from the heavens: praise him in the heights. 2 Praise ye him, all his angels: praise ye him, all his hosts. 3 Praise ye him, sun and moon: praise him, all ye stars of light. 4 Praise him, ye heavens of heavens, and ye waters that be above the heavens. 5 Let them praise the name of the LORD : for he command ed, and they were created. 6 He hath also established them for ever and ever: he hath made

a decree which shall not pass.

Eachortation

7 Praise the LoRD from the earth, ye dragons and all deeps: 8 Fire, and hail; snow, and vapours: stormy wind fulfilling his word: 9 Mountains, and all hills; fruitful trees, and all cedars: 10 Beasts, and all cattle; creeping things, and flying fowl: 11 Kings of the earth, and all people; princes, and all judges of the earth: 12 Both young men, and maidens; old men, and children: 13 Let them praise the name of the LoRD : for his name alone is excellent; his glory is above the earth and heaven. 14 He also exalteth the horn of his people, the praise of all his saints; even of the children of Israel, a people near unto him. Praise ye the LoRD.

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ure in his people: he will beautify the meek with salvation. 5 Let the saints be joyful in glory: let them sing aloud upon their beds. 6 Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a twoedged sword in their hand; 7 To execute vengeance upon the heathen, and punishments upon the people; 8 To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron; 9 To execute upon them the judgment written: this honour have all his saints. Praise ye the LoRD.

PSALM. C.L.

An exhortation to praise God with all kinds of musical instruments.

Polso ye the LORD. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power. 2 Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness. 3 Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp. 4 Praise him with the timbrel and dance : praise him with stringed instruments and organs. 5 Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high-sounding cymbals. 6 Let every thing that hath breath praise the LoRD. Praise ye the LoRD.

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