the book of psalms

The Book of Psalms

Chapter 1

1Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsell of the vngodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornefull.

2But his delight is in the Law of the Lord, and in his Law doeth he meditate day and night.

3And he shalbe like a tree planted by the riuers of water, that bringeth foorth his fruit in his season, his leafe also shall not wither, and whatsoeuer he doeth, shall prosper.

4The vngodly are not so: but are like the chaffe, which the winde driueth away.

5Therefore the vngodly shall not stand in the iudgement, nor sinners in the Congregation of the righteous.

6For the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the vngodly shall perish.

Chapter 2

1Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vaine thing?

2The Kings of the earth set themselues, and the rulers take counsell together, against the Lord, and against his Anoynted, saying,

3Let vs breake their bandes asunder, and cast away their cords from vs.

4Hee that sitteth in the heauens shal laugh: the Lord shall haue them in derision.

5Then shall hee speake vnto them in his wrath, and vexe them in his sore displeasure.

6Yet haue I set my King vpon my holy hill of Sion.

7I will declare the decree: the Lord hath said vnto mee, Thou art my sonne, this day haue I begotten thee.

8Aske of me, and I shall giue thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the vttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.

9Thou shalt breake them with a rod of iron, thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potters vessell.

10Bee wise now therefore, O yee Kings: be instructed ye Iudges of the earth.

11Serue the Lord with feare, and reioyce with trembling.

12Kisse the Sonne lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little: Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.

Chapter 3

1A Psalme of Dauid when he fled from Absalom his sonne. Lord, how are they increased that trouble mee? many are they that rise vp against me.

2Many there bee which say of my soule, There is no helpe for him in God. Selah.

3But thou, O Lord, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter vp of mine head.

4I cryed vnto the Lord with my voyce, and he heard me out of his holy hill. Selah.

5I layd me downe and slept; I awaked, for the Lord sustained me.

6I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people, that haue set themselues against me round about.

7Arise, O Lord, saue mee, O my God; for thou hast smitten all mine enemies vpon the cheeke bone: thou hast broken the teeth of the vngodly.

8Saluation belongeth vnto the Lord: thy blessing is vpon thy people. Selah.

Chapter 4

1To the chiefe Musician on Neginoth, A Psalme of Dauid. Heare me, when I call, O God of my righteousnesse: thou hast inlarged mee when I was in distresse, haue mercy vpon me, and heare my prayer.

2O ye sonnes of men, how long will yee turne my glory into shame? how long will yee loue vanitie, and seeke after leasing? Selah.

3But know that the Lord hath set apart him that is godly, for himselfe: the Lord will heare when I call vnto him.

4Stand in awe, and sinne not: commune with your owne heart vpon your bed, and be still. Selah.

5Offer the sacrifices of righteousnesse, and put your trust in the Lord.

6There be many that say, Who wil shew vs any good? Lord lift thou vp the light of thy countenance vpon vs.

7Thou hast put gladnesse in my heart, more then in the time that their corne and their wine increased.

8I will both lay mee downe in peace, and sleepe: for thou Lord only makest me dwell in safetie.

Chapter 5

1To the chiefe musician vpon Nehiloth, A Psalme of Dauid. Giue eare to my words, O Lord, consider my meditation.

2Hearken vnto the voice of my crie, my King, and my God: for vnto thee will I pray.

3My voyce shalt thou heare in the morning, O Lord; in the morning will I direct my prayer vnto thee, and will looke vp.

4For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickednesse: neither shall euill dwell with thee.

5The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest al workers of iniquity

6Thou shalt destroy them that speake leasing: the Lord will abhorre the bloodie and deceitfull man.

7But as for me, I will come into thy house in the multitude of thy mercy: and in thy feare will I worship toward thy holy temple.

8Lead me O Lord, in thy righteousnesse, because of mine enemies; make thy way straight before my face.

9For there is no faithfulnes in their mouth, their inward part is very wickednesse: their throat is an open sepulchre, they flatter with their tongue.

10Destroy thou them, O God, let them fall by their owne counsels: cast them out in the multitude of their transgressions, for they haue rebelled against thee.

11But let all those that put their trust in thee, reioyce: let them euer shout for ioy; because thou defendest them: let them also that loue thy name, be ioyfull in thee.

12For thou, Lord, wilt blesse the righteous: with fauour wilt thou compasse him as with a shield.

Chapter 6

1To the chiefe musician on Neginoth vpon Sheminith, A Psalme of Dauid. O Lord, rebuke me not in thine anger, neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.

2Haue mercy vpon me, O Lord, for I am weake: O Lord heale mee, for my bones are vexed.

3My soule is also sore vexed: but thou, O Lord, how long?

4Returne, O Lord, deliuer my soule: oh saue mee, for thy mercies sake.

5For in death there is no remembrance of thee: in the graue who shall giue thee thankes?

6I am weary with my groning, all the night make I my bed to swim: I water my couch with my teares.

7Mine eie is consumed because of griefe; it waxeth olde because of all mine enemies.

8Depart from me, all yee workers of iniquitie: for the Lord hath heard the voice of my weeping.

9The Lord hath heard my supplication; the Lord will receiue my prayer.

10Let all mine enemies be ashamed and sore vexed: let them returne and be ashamed suddainly.

Chapter 7

1Shiggaion of Dauid; which he sang vnto the Lord concerning the words of Cush the Beniamite. O Lord, my God, in thee doe I put my trust: saue me from all them that persecute me, and deliuer me.

2Least hee teare my soule like a lyon, renting it in pieces, while there is none to deliuer.

3O Lord my God, if I haue done this; if there be iniquitie in my hands:

4If I haue rewarded euill vnto him that was at peace with me: (yea I haue deliuered him that without cause is mine enemie.)

5Let the enemie persecute my soule, and take it, yea let him tread downe my life vpon the earth, and lay mine honour in the dust. Selah.

6Arise, O Lord, in thine anger, lift vp thy selfe, because of the rage of mine enemies: and awake for me to the iudgement that thou hast commanded.

7So shall the congregation of the people compasse thee about: for their sakes therefore returne thou on high.

8The Lord shal iudge the people: iudge me, O Lord, according to my righteousnesse, and according to mine integritie that is in me.

9Oh let the wickednes of the wicked come to an end, but establish the iust: for the righteous God trieth the hearts and reines.

10My defence is of God, which saueth the vpright in heart.

11God iudgeth the righteous, and God is angrie with the wicked euery-day.

12If he turne not, he will whet his sword; he hath bent his bowe, and made it ready.

13He hath also prepared for him the instruments of death; he ordaineth his arrowes against the persecutors.

14Behold, he trauelleth with iniquitie, and hath conceiued mischiefe, and brought forth falshood.

15He made a pit and digged it, and is fallen into the ditch which he made.

16His mischiefe shall returne vpon his owne head, and his violent dealing shall come downe vpon his owne pate.

17I will praise the Lord according to his righteousnesse: and will sing praise to the name of the Lord most high.

Chapter 8

1To the chiefe Musicion vpon Gittith, a Psalme of Dauid. O Lord our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory aboue the heauens.

2Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength, because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemie and the auenger.

3When I consider thy heauens, the worke of thy fingers, the moone and the starres which thou hast ordained;

4What is man, that thou art mindfull of him? and the sonne of man, that thou visitest him?

5For thou hast made him a little lower then the Angels; and hast crowned him with glory and honour.

6Thou madest him to haue dominion ouer the workes of thy hands; thou hast put all things vnder his feete.

7All sheepe and oxen, yea and the beasts of the field.

8The foule of the aire, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoeuer passeth through the paths of the seas.

9O Lord our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!

Chapter 9

1To the chiefe musician vpon MuthLabben. A Psalme of Dauid. I wil praise thee, O Lord, with my whole heart: I will shewe foorth all thy maruellous workes.

2I will bee glad and reioyce in thee: I will sing prayse to thy name, O thou most High.

3When mine enemies are turned backe, they shall fall and perish at thy presence.

4For thou hast maintained my right, and my cause: thou satest in the throne iudging right.

5Thou hast rebuked the heathen, thou hast destroyed the wicked; thou hast put out their name for euer and euer.

6O thou enemie, destructions are come to a perpetuall end; and thou hast destroyed cities, their memoriall is perished with them.

7But the Lord shall endure for euer: he hath prepared his throne for iudgement.

8And hee shall iudge the world in righteousnesse; he shall minister iudgement to the people in vprightnesse.

9The Lord also will bee a refuge for the oppressed: a refuge, in times of trouble.

10And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou Lord hast not forsaken them that seeke thee.

11Sing praises to the Lord, which dwelleth in Sion: declare among the people his doings.

12When he maketh inquisition for blood, he remembreth them: he forgetteth not the crie of the humble.

13Haue mercie vpon me O Lord, consider my trouble which I suffer of them that hate me, thou that liftest mee vp from the gates of death:

14That I may shew foorth all thy prayse in the gates of the daughter of Sion: I will reioyce in thy saluation.

15The heathen are sunke downe in the pit that they made: in the net which they hid, is their own foot taken.

16The Lord is knowen by the iudgement which he executeth: the wicked is snared in the worke of his owne hands. Higgaion. Selah.

17The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.

18For the needie shall not alway be forgotten: the expectation of the poore shall not perish for euer.

19Arise, O Lord, let not man preuaile: let the heathen bee iudged in thy sight.

20Put them in feare, O Lord: that the nations may know themselues to be but men. Selah.

Chapter 10

1Why standest thou afarre off, O Lord? why hidest thou thy selfe in times of trouble?

2The wicked in his pride doeth persecute the poore: let them be taken in the deuices that they haue imagined.

3For the wicked boasteth of his hearts desire, and blesseth the couetous, whom the Lord abhorreth.

4The wicked through the pride of his countenance will not seeke after God: God is not in all his thoughts.

5His wayes are alwayes grieuous, thy iudgements are farre aboue out of his sight: as for all his enemies, he puffeth at them.

6He hath said in his heart, I shall not be moued: for I shall neuer be in aduersitie.

7His mouth is full of cursing, and deceit, and fraud: vnder his tongue is mischiefe and vanitie.

8He sitteth in the lurking places of the villages: in the secret places doeth he murder the innocent: his eyes are priuily set against the poore.

9He lieth in waite secretly as a lyon in his denne, he lieth in wait to catch the poore: he doth catch the poore when he draweth him into his net.

10He croucheth, and humbleth himselfe, that the poore may fall by his strong ones.

11Hee hath said in his heart, God hath forgotten: he hideth his face, hee will neuer see it.

12Arise, O Lord, O God lift vp thine hand: forget not the humble.

13Wherefore doeth the wicked contemne God? he hath said in his heart, Thou wilt not require it.

14Thou hast seene it, for thou beholdest mischiefe and spite to requite it with thy hand: the poore committeth himselfe vnto thee, thou art the helper of the fatherlesse.

15Breake thou the arme of the wicked, and the euill man: seeke out his wickednes, till thou finde none.

16The Lord is King for euer and euer: the heathen are perished out of his land.

17Lord, thou hast heard the desire of the humble: thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine eare to heare,

18To iudge the fatherlesse and the oppressed, that the man of the earth may no more oppresse.

Chapter 11

1To the chiefe Musician. A Psalme of Dauid. In the Lord put I my trust: how say yee to my soule, Flee as a bird to your mountaine?

2For loe, the wicked bende their bow, they make ready their arrow vpon the string: that they may priuily shoote at the vpright in heart.

3If the foundations bee destroyed: what can the righteous doe?

4The Lord is in his holy Temple, the Lords Throne is in heauen: his eyes beholde, his eye lids trie the children of men.

5The Lord trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loueth violence, his soule hateth.

6Upon the wicked hee shall raine snares, fire and brimstone, and an horrible tempest: this shall be the portion of their cup.

7For the righteous Lord loueth righteousnesse: his countenance doeth behold the vpright.

Chapter 12

1To the chiefe Musician vpon Sheminith. A Psalme of Dauid. Helpe Lord, for the godly man ceaseth; for the faithfull faile from among the children of men.

2They speake vanitie euery one with his neighbour: with flattering lips, and with a double heart do they speake.

3The Lord shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud things.

4Who haue said, with our tongue wil we preuaile, our lips are our owne: who is Lord ouer vs?

5For the oppression of the poore, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise (saith the Lord,) I will set him in safetie from him that puffeth at him.

6The wordes of the Lord are pure wordes: as siluer tried in a fornace of earth purified seuen times.

7Thou shalt keepe them, (O Lord,) thou shalt preserue them, from this generation for euer.

8The wicked walke on euery side, when the vilest men are exalted.

Chapter 13

1To the chiefe Musician. A Psalme of Dauid. How long wilt thou forget mee (O Lord) for euer? how long wilt thou hide thy face from me?

2How long shall I take counsel in my soule, hauing sorrow in my heart dayly? how long shall mine enemie be exalted ouer me?

3Consider and heare me, O Lord my God: lighten mine eyes, lest I sleep the sleepe of death.

4Least mine enimie say, I haue preuailed against him: and those that trouble mee, reioyce, when I am moued.

5But I haue trusted in thy mercy, my heart shall reioyce in thy saluation.

6I will sing vnto the Lord, because hee hath dealt bountifully with mee.

Chapter 14

1To the chiefe musician, A Psalme of Dauid. The foole hath sayd in his heart, There is no God: they are corrupt, they haue done abominable workes, there is none that doeth good.

2The Lord looked downe from heauen vpon the children of men; to see if there were any that did vnderstand and seeke God.

3They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none that doeth good, no not one.

4Haue all the workers of iniquity no knowledge? who eate vp my people as they eate bread, and call not vpon the Lord.

5There were they in great feare; for God is in the generation of the righteous.

6You haue shamed the counsell of the poore; because the Lord is his refuge.

7O that the saluation of Israel were come out of Sion! when the Lord bringeth backe the captiuitie of his people, Iacob shall reioyce, and Israel shalbe glad.

Chapter 15

1A Psalme of Dauid. Lord, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? who shall dwell in thy holy hill?

2Hee that walketh vprightly, and worketh righteousnesse, and speaketh the trueth in his heart.

3Hee that backbiteth not with his tongue, nor doth euill to his neighbour, nor taketh vp a reproach against his neighbour.

4In whose eies a vile person is contemned; but he honoureth them that feare the Lord: he that sweareth to his owne hurt, and changeth not.

5He that putteth not out his money to vsury, nor taketh reward against the innocent: he that doth these things, shall neuer be moued.

Chapter 16

1Michtam of Dauid. Preserue me, O God: for in thee doe I put my trust.

2O my soule, thou hast sayd vnto the Lord, Thou art my Lord: my goodnes extendeth not to thee:

3But to the Saints, that are in the earth, and to the excellent, in whom is all my delight.

4Their sorrowes shalbe multiplied, that hasten after another God: their drinke offerings of blood will I not offer, nor take vp their names into my lippes.

5The Lord is the portion of mine inheritance, and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot.

6The lines are fallen vnto mee in pleasant places; yea, I haue a goodly heritage.

7I will blesse the Lord, who hath giuen me counsell: my reines also instruct me in the night seasons.

8I haue set the Lord alwaies before me: because hee is at my right hand, I shall not be moued.

9Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory reioyceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope.

10For thou wilt not leaue my soule in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine holy one to see corruption.

11Thou wilt shewe me the path of life: in thy presence is fulnesse of ioy, at thy right hand there are pleasures for euermore.

Chapter 17

1A prayer of Dauid. Heare the right, O Lord, attend vnto my crie, giue eare vnto my prayer, that goeth not out of fained lips.

2Let my sentence come forth from thy presence: let thine eyes beholde the things that are equall.

3Thou hast prooued mine heart, thou hast visited me in the night, thou hast tried me, and shalt find nothing: I am purposed that my mouth shall not transgresse.

4Concerning the workes of men, by the word of thy lips, I haue kept me from the paths of the destroyer.

5Hold vp my goings in thy paths, that my footsteps slip not.

6I haue called vpon thee, for thou wilt heare me, O God: incline thine eare vnto me, and heare my speach.

7Shewe thy marueilous louing kindnesse, O thou that sauest by thy right hand, them which put their trust in thee, frō those that rise vp against them.

8Keepe me as the apple of the eye: hide mee vnder the shadowe of thy wings,

9From the wicked that oppresse me, from my deadly enemies, who compasse me about.

10They are inclosed in their owne fat: with their mouth they speake proudly.

11They haue now compassed vs in our steps: they haue set their eyes bowing downe to the earth:

12Like as a lyon that is greedie of his pray, and as it were a yong lyon lurking in secret places.

13Arise, O Lord, disappoint him, cast him downe: deliuer my soule from the wicked, which is thy sword:

14From men which are thy hand, O Lord, from men of the world, which haue their portion in this life, and whose belly thou fillest with thy hid treasure: They are full of children, and leaue the rest of their substance to their babes.

15As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousnesse: I shall bee satisfied, when I awake, with thy likenesse.

Chapter 18

1To the chiefe musicion, a psalme of Dauid, the seruant of the Lord, who spake vnto the Lord the words of this song, in the day that the Lord deliuered him from the hand of all his enemies, and from the hand of Saul: And he said, I will loue thee, O Lord, my strength.

2The Lord is my rocke, and my fortresse, and my deliuerer: my God, my strength in whome I will trust, my buckler, and the horne of my saluation, and my high tower.

3I will call vpon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saued from mine enemies.

4The sorrowes of death compassed me, and the floods of vngodly men made me afraid.

5The sorrowes of hell compassed me about: the snares of death preuented me.

6In my distresse I called vpon the Lord, and cryed vnto my God: hee heard my voyce out of his temple, and my crie came before him, euen into his eares.

7Then the earth shooke and trembled; the foundations also of the hilles mooued and were shaken, because hee was wroth.

8There went vp a smoke out of his nostrils, and fire out of his mouth deuoured, coales were kindled by it.

9He bowed the heauens also, and came downe: and darkenesse was vnder his feet.

10And he rode vpon a Cherub, and did flie: yea he did flie vpon the wings of the wind.

11He made darkenes his secret place: his pauilion round about him, were darke waters, and thicke cloudes of the skies.

12At the brightnes that was before him his thicke clouds passed, haile stones and coales of fire.

13The Lord also thundered in the heauens, and the highest gaue his voyce; hailestones and coales of fire.

14Yea, he sent out his arrowes, and scattered them; and he shot out lightnings, and discomfited them.

15Then the chanels of waters were seene, and the foundations of the world were discouered: at thy rebuke, O Lord, at the blast of the breath of thy nostrils.

16He sent from aboue, he tooke me, he drew me out of many waters.

17He deliuered me from my strong enemie, and from them which hated me: for they were too strong for me.

18They preuented me in the day of my calamitie: but the Lord was my stay.

19He brought me forth also into a large place: he deliuered me, because he delighted in me.

20The Lord rewarded me according to my righteousnesse, according to the cleannesse of my hands hath hee recompensed me.

21For I haue kept the wayes of the Lord, and haue not wickedly departed from my God.

22For all his iudgements were before me, and I did not put away his statutes from me.

23I was also vpright before him: and I kept my selfe from mine iniquity.

24Therefore hath the Lord recompensed me according to my righteousnesse, according to the cleannesse of my hands in his eye-sight.

25With the mercifull thou wilt shew thy selfe mercifull, with an vpright man thou wilt shew thy selfe vpright.

26With the pure thou wilt shewe thy selfe pure, and with the froward thou wilt shew thy selfe froward.

27For thou wilt saue the afflicted people: but wilt bring downe high lookes.

28For thou wilt light my candle: the Lord my God will enlighten my darkenesse.

29For by thee I haue run through a troupe? and by my God haue I leaped ouer a wall.

30As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the Lord is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him.

31For who is God saue the Lord? or who is a rocke saue our God?

32It is God that girdeth mee with strength, and maketh my way perfect.

33Hee maketh my feete like hindes feete, and setteth me vpon my high places.

34He teacheth my hands to warre, so that a bow of steele is broken by mine armes.

35Thou hast also giuen me the shield of thy saluation: and thy right hand hath holden me vp, and thy gentlenesse hath made me great.

36Thou hast enlarged my steppes vnder me; that my feete did not slippe.

37I haue pursued mine enemies, and ouertaken them: neither did I turne againe till they were consumed.

38I haue wounded them that they were not able to rise: they are fallen vnder my feete.

39For thou hast girded mee with strength vnto the battell: thou hast subdued vnder me, those that rose vp against me.

40Thou hast also giuen mee the neckes of mine enemies: that I might destroy them that hate me.

41They cried, but there was none to saue them: euen vnto the Lord, but he answered them not.

42Then did I beate them small as the dust before the winde: I did cast them out, as the dirt in the streetes.

43Thou hast deliuered me from the striuings of the people, and thou hast made mee the head of the heathen: a people whom I haue not knowen, shall serue me.

44As soone as they heare of mee, they shall obey me: the strangers shall submit themselues vnto me.

45The strangers shall fade away, and be afraid out of their close places.

46The Lord liueth, and blessed be my rocke: and let the God of my saluation be exalted.

47It is God that auengeth mee, and subdueth the people vnder me.

48He deliuereth me from mine enemies: yea thou liftest mee vp aboue those that rise vp against me; thou hast deliuered me from the violent man.

49Therfore will I giue thankes vnto thee, (O Lord) among the heathen: and sing prayses vnto thy name.

50Great deliuerance giueth he to his King: and sheweth mercy to his Annointed, to Dauid, and to his seede for euermore.

Chapter 19

1To the chiefe Musician, A Psalme of Dauid. The heauens declare the glory of God: and the firmament sheweth his handy worke.

2Day vnto day vttereth speach, and night vnto night sheweth knowledge.

3There is no speach nor language, where their voyce is not heard.

4Their 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 Sunne.

5Which is as a bridegrome comming out of his chamber, and reioyceth as a strong man to runne a race.

6His going forth is from the end of the heauen, and his circuite vnto the ends of it: and there is nothing hidde from the heat thereof.

7The Law of the Lord is perfect, conuerting the soule: the testimonie of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.

8The Statutes of the Lord are right, reioycing the heart: the Commandement of the Lord is pure, inlightning the eyes.

9The feare of the Lord is cleane, enduring for euer: the Iudgements of the Lord are true, and righteous altogether.

10More to bee desired are they then gold, yea, then much fine gold: sweeter also then hony, and the hony combe.

11Moreouer by them is thy seruant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward.

12Who can vnderstand his errours? cleanse thou me from secret faults.

13Keepe back thy seruant also from presumptuous sinnes, let them not haue dominion ouer me: then shall I be vpright, and I shalbe innocent from the great transgression.

14Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, bee acceptable in thy sight, O Lord my strength, and my redeemer.

Chapter 20

1To the chiefe Musician. A Psalme of Dauid. The Lord heare thee in the day of trouble, the Name of the God of Iacob defend thee.

2Send thee helpe from the Sanctuary: and strengthen thee out of Sion.

3Remember all thy offerings, and accept thy burnt sacrifice. Selah.

4Graunt thee according to thine owne heart, and fulfill all thy counsell.

5We will reioyce in thy saluation, and in the Name of our God we will set vp our banners: the Lord fulfill all thy petitions.

6Now know I, that the Lord saueth his Anointed: he wil heare him from his holy heauen, with the sauing strength of his right hand.

7Some trust in charets, and some in horses: but wee will remember the Name of the Lord our God.

8They are brought downe and fallen: but we are risen, and stand vpright.

9Saue Lord, let the King heare vs when we call.

Chapter 21

1To the chiefe Musician. A Psalme of Dauid. The King shall ioy in thy strength, O Lord: and in thy saluation how greatly shall he reioyce?

2Thou hast giuen him his hearts desire; and hast not withholden the request of his lips. Selah.

3For thou preuentest him with the blessings of goodnesse: thou settest a Crowne of pure gold on his head.

4He asked life of thee, and thou gauest it him, euen length of dayes for euer and euer.

5His glory is great in thy saluation: honour and Maiestie hast thou layde vpon him.

6For thou hast made him most blessed for euer: thou hast made him exceeding glad with thy countenance.

7For the King trusteth in the Lord, and through the mercy of the most High, he shall not be moued.

8Thine hand shall finde out all thine enemies, thy right hand shal finde out those that hate thee.

9Thou shalt make them as a fiery ouen in the time of thine anger: the Lord shall swallow them vp in his wrath, and the fire shall deuoure them.

10Their fruit shalt thou destroy from the earth, and their seed from among the children of men.

11For they intended euill against thee: they imagined a mischieuous deuice, which they are not able to performe.

12Therefore shalt thou make them turne their back, when thou shalt make ready thine arrowes vpon thy strings, against the face of them.

13Be thou exalted, Lord, in thine owne strength: so will wee sing, aud praise thy power.

Chapter 22

1To the chiefe Musician vpon Aijeleth Shahar. A Psalme of Dauid. My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken mee? Why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring?

2O my God, I crie in the day time, but thou hearest not; and in the night season, and am not silent.

3But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel!

4Our fathers trusted in thee: they trusted, and thou didst deliuer them.

5They cryed vnto thee, and were deliuered: they trusted in thee, and were not confounded.

6But I am a worme, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people.

7All they that see me, laugh me to scorne: they shoote out the lippe, they shake the head, saying,

8He trusted on the Lord, that he would deliuer him: let him deliuer him, seeing he delighted in him.

9But thou art hee that tooke mee out of the wombe; thou didst make me hope, when I was vpon my mothers breasts.

10I was cast vpon thee from the wombe: thou art my God from my mothers belly.

11Be not farre from me, for trouble is neere; for there is none to helpe.

12Many bulles haue compassed me: strong bulles of Bashan haue beset me round.

13They gaped vpon me with their mouthes, as a rauening and a roaring Lyon.

14I am powred out like water, and all my bones are out of ioynt: my heart is like waxe, it is melted in the middest of my bowels.

15My strength is dried vp like a potsheard: and my tongue cleaueth to my iawes; and thou hast brought me into the dust of death.

16For dogges haue compassed me: the assembly of the wicked haue inclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feete.

17I may tell all my bones: they looke and stare vpon me.

18They part my garments among them, and cast lots vpon my vesture.

19But be not thou farre from mee, O Lord; O my strength, hast thee to helpe me.

20Deliuer my soule from the sword: my darling from the power of the dogge.

21Saue me from the lyons mouth: for thou hast heard me from the hornes of the vnicornes.

22I will declare thy name vnto my brethren: in the midst of the congregation will I praise thee.

23Yee that feare the Lord, praise him; all yee the seede of Iacob glorifie him, and feare him all yee the seede of Israel.

24For he hath not despised, nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; neither hath he hid his face from him, but when he cried vnto him, he heard.

25My praise shalbe of thee, in the great congregation: I will pay my vowes, before them that feare him.

26The meeke shall eate and be satisfied: they shall praise the Lord that seeke him; your heart shall liue for euer.

27All the ends of the world shall remember, and turne vnto the Lord: and all the kinreds of the nations shall worship before thee.

28For the kingdome is the Lords: and he is the gouernour among the nations.

29All they that be fat vpon earth shall eate and worship: all they that goe downe to the dust shall bow before him, and none can keepe aliue his owne soule.

30A seed shall serue him; it shalbe accounted to the Lord for a generation.

31They shall come, and shall declare his righteousnes vnto a people that shalbe borne, that he hath done this.

Chapter 23

1A Psalme of Dauid. The Lord is my shepheard, I shall not want.

2He maketh me to lie downe in greene pastures: he leadeth mee beside the still waters.

3He restoreth my soule: he leadeth me in the pathes of righteousnes, for his names sake.

4Yea though I walke through the valley of the shadowe of death, I will feare no euill: for thou art with me, thy rod and thy staffe, they comfort me.

5Thou preparest a table before me, in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oyle, my cuppe runneth ouer.

6Surely goodnes and mercie shall followe me all the daies of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for euer.

Chapter 24

1A Psalme of Dauid. The earth is the Lords, and the fulnesse thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.

2For he hath founded it vpon the seas, and established it vpon the floods.

3Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord? and who shall stand in his holy place?

4He that hath cleane hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lift vp his soule vnto vanitie, nor sworne deceitfully.

5Hee shall receiue the blessing from the Lord, and righteousnesse from the God of his saluation.

6This is the generation of them that seeke him: that seeke thy face, O Iacob. Selah.

7Lift vp your heads, O yee gates, and be ye lift vp ye euerlasting doores; and the King of glory shall come in.

8Who is this king of glory? the Lord strong & mightie, the Lord mighty in battell.

9Lift vp your heads, O ye gates, euen lift them vp, ye euerlasting doores; and the king of glory shall come in.

10Who is this king of glory? the Lord of hostes, he is the king of glory. Selah.

Chapter 25

1A Psalme of Dauid. Vnto thee, O Lord, doe I lift vp my soule.

2O my God, I trust in thee, let me not be ashamed: let not mine enemies triumph ouer me.

3Yea let none that waite on thee, be ashamed: let them bee ashamed which transgresse without cause.

4Shewe mee thy wayes, O Lord: teach me thy pathes.

5Lead me in thy trueth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my saluation, on thee doe I waite all the day.

6Remember, O Lord, thy tender mercies, and thy louing kindnesses: for they haue beene euer of old.

7Remember not the sinnes of my youth, nor my transgressions: according to thy mercie remember thou me, for thy goodnesse sake, O Lord.

8Good and vpright is the Lord: therefore will hee teach sinners in the way.

9The meeke will he guide in iudgement: and the meeke will he teach his way.

10All the pathes of the Lord are mercy and truth: vnto such as keepe his couenant, and his testimonies.

11For thy names sake, O Lord, pardon mine iniquitie: for it is great.

12What man is he that feareth the Lord? him shall he teach in the way that he shall chuse.

13His soule shall dwell at ease: and his seede shall inherite the earth.

14The secret of the Lord is with them that feare him: and he will shew them his couenant.

15Mine eyes are euer towards the Lord: for hee shall plucke my feete out of the net.

16Turne thee vnto me, and haue mercy vpon me: for I am desolate and afflicted.

17The troubles of my heart are inlarged: O bring thou me out of my distresses.

18Looke vpon mine affliction, aud my paine, and forgiue all my sinnes.

19Consider mine enemies: for they are many, and they hate me with cruell hatred.

20O keepe my soule and deliuer me: let me not bee ashamed, for I put my trust in thee.

21Let integritie and vprightnesse preserue me: for I wait on thee.

22Redeeme Israel, O God, out of all his troubles.

Chapter 26

1A Psalme of Dauid. Iudge me, O Lord, for I haue walked in mine integritie: I haue trusted also in the Lord: therfore I shall not slide.

2Examine me, O Lord, and proue me; try my reines and my heart.

3For thy louing kindnesse is before mine eyes: and I haue walked in thy trueth.

4I haue not sate with vaine persons, neither will I goe in with dissemblers.

5I haue hated the congregation of euill doers: and will not sit with the wicked.

6I will wash mine hands in innocencie: so will I compasse thine Altar, O Lord:

7That I may publish with the voyce of thankesgiuing, and tell of all thy wonderous workes.

8Lord, I haue loued the habitation of thy house, and the place where thine honour dwelleth.

9Gather not my soule with sinners, nor my life with bloody men.

10In whose hands is mischiefe: and their right hand is full of bribes.

11But as for mee, I will walke in mine integritie: redeeme me, and bee mercifull vnto me.

12My foot standeth in an euen place: in the congregations will I blesse the Lord.

Chapter 27

1A Psalme of Dauid. The Lord is my light, and my saluation, whome shal I feare? the Lord is the strength of my life, of whō shall I be afraid?

2When the wicked, euen mine enemies and my foes came vpon me to eat vp my flesh, they stumbled and fell.

3Though an host should encampe against me, my heart shall not feare: though warre should rise against me, in this will I be confident.

4One thing haue I desired of the Lord, that will I seeke after: that I may dwel in the house of the Lord, all the dayes of my life, to behold the beautie of the Lord, and to inquire in his temple.

5For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pauilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me, hee shall set me vp vpon a rocke.

6And now shall mine head be lifted vp aboue mine enemies round about me: therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of ioy, I will sing, yea, I will sing praises vnto the Lord.

7Heare, O Lord, when I crie with my voice: haue mercie also vpon mee, and answere me.

8When thou saidst, Seeke ye my face, my heart said vnto thee, Thy face, Lord, will I seeke.

9Hide not thy face farre frō me, put not thy seruant away in anger: thou hast bin my helpe, leaue me not, neither forsake me, O God of my saluation.

10When my father and my mother forsake me, then the Lord will take me vp.

11Teach me thy way, O Lord, and leade me in a plaine path, because of mine enemies.

12Deliuer me not ouer vnto the will of mine enemies: for false witnesses are risen vp against me, and such as breath out crueltie.

13I had fainted, vnlesse I had beleeued to see the goodnesse of the Lord in the land of the liuing.

14Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.

Chapter 28

1A Psalme of Dauid. Vnto thee will I cry, O Lord, my rocke, be not silent to mee: lest if thou be silent to me, I become like them that goe downe into the pit.

2Heare the voyce of my supplications, when I cry vnto thee: when I lift vp my handes toward thy holy Oracle.

3Draw me not away with the wicked, and with the workers of iniquitie: which speake peace to their neighbors, but mischiefe is in their hearts.

4Giue them according to their deedes, and according to the wickednes of their endeuours: giue them after the worke of their handes, render to them their desert.

5Because they regard not the workes of the Lord, nor the operation of his hands, he shal destroy them, and not build them vp.

6Blessed be the Lord, because he hath heard the voyce of my supplications.

7The Lord is my strength, and my shield, my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly reioyceth, and with my song will I praise him.

8The Lord is their strength, and hee is the sauing strength of his Anointed.

9Saue thy people, and blesse thine inheritance, feede them also, and lift them vp for euer.

Chapter 29

1A Psalme of Dauid. Giue vnto the Lord (O ye mighty) giue vnto the Lord glory and strength.

2Giue vnto the Lord the glory due vnto his Name; worship the Lord in the beautie of holinesse.

3The voice of the Lord is vpon the waters: the God of glory thundreth, the Lord is vpon many waters.

4The voice of the Lord is powerfull; the voyce of the Lord is full of Maiestie.

5The voyce of the Lord breaketh the Cedars: yea, the Lord breaketh the Cedars of Lebanon.

6He maketh them also to skip like a calfe: Lebanon, and Sirion like a yong Unicorne.

7The voyce of the Lord diuideth the flames of fire.

8The voyce of the Lord shaketh the wildernes: the Lord shaketh the wildernesse of Kadesh.

9The voice of the Lord maketh the hindes to calue, and discouereth the forrests: and in his Temple doeth euery one speake of his glory.

10The Lord sitteth vpon the flood: yea the Lord sitteth King for euer.

11The Lord will giue strength vnto his people; the Lord will blesse his people with peace.

Chapter 30

1A Psalme, and song at the dedication of the house of Dauid. I wil extol thee, O Lord, for thou hast lifted me vp; and hast not made my foes to reioyce ouer me.

2O Lord my God, I cried vnto thee, and thou hast healed me.

3O Lord, thou hast brought vp my soule from the graue: thou hast kept me aliue, that I should not goe downe to the pit.

4Sing vnto the Lord, (O yee Saints of his) and giue thanks at the remembrance of his holinesse.

5For his anger endureth but a moment; in his fauour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but ioy commeth in the morning.

6And in my prosperitie I said, I shall neuer be mooued.

7Lord, by thy fauour thou hast made my mountaine to stand strong: Thou didst hide thy face, and I was troubled.

8I cried to thee, O Lord: and vnto the Lord I made supplication.

9What profit is there in my blood, when I goe downe to the pit? Shall the dust praise thee? shall it declare thy trueth?

10Heare, O Lord, and haue mercie vpon me: Lord be thou my helper.

11Thou hast turned for mee my mourning into dauncing: thou hast put off my sackecloth, and girded mee with gladnesse:

12To the end that my glory may sing prayse to thee, and not be silent: O Lord my God, I will giue thankes vnto thee for euer.

Chapter 31

1To the chiefe Musician, A Psalme of Dauid. In thee, O Lord, doe I put my trust, let me neuer be ashamed: deliuer me in thy righteousnesse.

2Bowe downe thine eare to me, deliuer me speedily: be thou my strong rocke, for an house of defence to saue me.

3For thou art my rocke and my fortresse: therfore for thy names sake lead me, and guide me.

4Pull me out of the net, that they haue layd priuily for me: for thou art my strength.

5Into thine hand I commit my spirit: thou hast redeemed mee, O Lord God of trueth.

6I haue hated them that regard lying vanities: but I trust in the Lord.

7I will be glad, and reioyce in thy mercie: for thou hast considered my trouble; thou hast knowen my soule in aduersities;

8And hast not shut me vp into the hand of the enemie: thou hast set my feete in a large roome.

9Haue mercy vpon me, O Lord, for I am in trouble; mine eie is consumed with griefe, yea my soule and my belly.

10For my life is spent with griefe, and my yeeres with sighing: my strength faileth, because of mine iniquitie, and my bones are consumed.

11I was a reproch among all mine enemies, but especially among my neighbours, and a feare to mine acquaintance: they that did see me without, fled from me.

12I am forgotten as a dead man out of minde: I am like a broken vessell.

13For I haue heard the slaunder of many, feare was on euery side: while they tooke counsell together against me, they deuised to take away my life.

14But I trusted in thee, O Lord: I sayd, Thou art my God.

15My times are in thy hand: deliuer me from the hand of mine enemies, and from them that persecute me.

16Make thy face to shine vpon thy seruant: saue me for thy mercies sake.

17Let mee not be ashamed, O Lord, for I haue called vpon thee: let the wicked be ashamed, and let them be silent in the graue.

18Let the lying lippes be put to silence: which speake grieuous things proudly and contemptuously against the righteous.

19O how great is thy goodnesse, which thou hast layd vp for them that feare thee: which thou hast wrought for them that trust in thee, before the sonnes of men!

20Thou shalt hide them in the secret of thy presence, from the pride of man: thou shalt keepe them secretly in a pauilion, from the strife of tongues.

21Blessed be the Lord; for hee hath shewed me his maruellous kindnesse, in a strong citie.

22For I sayd in my haste, I am cut off from before thine eies: Neuerthelesse thou heardest the voice of my supplications, when I cryed vnto thee.

23O loue the Lord, all yee his Saints: for the Lord preserueth the faithfull, and plentifully rewardeth the proud doer.

24Be of good courage, and hee shall strenghten your heart: all ye that hope in the Lord.

Chapter 32

1A Psalme of Dauid, Maschil. Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiuen, whose sinne is couered.

2Blessed is the man vnto whom the Lord imputeth not iniquitie: and in whose spirit there is no guile.

3When I kept silence, my bones waxed old; through my roaring all the day long.

4For day and night thy hand was heauy vpon me: my moisture is turned into the drought of summer. Selah.

5I acknowledged my sin vnto thee, and mine iniquitie haue I not hid: I said, I will confesse my transgressions vnto the Lord; and thou forgauest the iniquitie of my sinne. Selah.

6For this shall euery one that is godly pray vnto thee, in a time when thou mayest bee found: surely in the floods of great waters, they shall not come nigh vnto him.

7Thou art my hiding place, thou shalt preserue mee from trouble: thou shalt compasse me about with songs of deliuerance. Selah.

8I will instruct thee, and teach thee in the way which thou shalt goe: I will guide thee with mine eye.

9Be yee not as the horse, or as the mule which haue no vnderstanding: whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, least they come neere vnto thee.

10Many sorrowes shall be to the wicked: but he that trusteth in the Lord, mercy shall compasse him about.

11Be glad in the Lord, and reioyce yee righteous: and shout for ioy all ye that are vpright in heart.

Chapter 33

1Reioyce in the Lord, O yee righteous: for prayse is comely for the vpright.

2Praise the Lord with harp: sing vnto him with the Psalterie, and an instrument of ten strings.

3Sing vnto him a new song; play skilfully with a loud noise.

4For the word of the Lord is right: and all his workes are done in trueth.

5Hee loueth righteousnesse and iudgement: the earth is ful of the goodnesse of the Lord.

6By the word of the Lord were the heauens made: and all the host of them, by the breath of his mouth.

7He gathereth the waters of the sea together, as an heape: he layeth vp the depth in storehouses.

8Let all the earth feare the Lord: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him.

9For he spake, and it was done: he commanded, and it stood fast.

10The Lord bringeth the counsell of the heathen to nought: he maketh the deuices of the people, of none effect.

11The counsaile of the Lord standeth for euer, the thoughts of his heart to all generations.

12Blessed is the nation, whose God is the Lord: and the people, whom he hath chosen for his owne inheritance.

13The Lord looketh from heauen: he beholdeth all the sonnes of men.

14From the place of his habitation, he looketh vpon all the inhabitants of the earth.

15He fashioneth their hearts alike: he considereth all their workes.

16There is no king saued by the multitude of an hoste: a mightie man is not deliuered by much strength.

17An horse is a vaine thing for safetie: neither shall he deliuer any by his great strength.

18Behold, the eye of the Lord is vpon them that feare him: vpon them that hope in his mercy:

19To deliuer their soule from death, and to keepe them aliue in famine.

20Our soule waiteth for the Lord: he is our helpe, and our shield.

21For our heart shall reioyce in him: because we haue trusted in his holy name.

22Let thy mercy (O Lord) be vpon vs: according as we hope in thee.

Chapter 34

1A Psalme of Dauid, when he changed his behauiour before Abimelech: who droue him away & he departed. I will blesse the Lord at all times: his prayse shall continually bee in my mouth.

2My soule shall make her boast in the Lord: the humble shall heare thereof, and be glad.

3O magnifie the Lord with me, and let vs exalt his name together.

4I sought the Lord, and hee heard me; and deliuered mee from all my feares.

5They looked vnto him, and were lightned: and their faces were not ashamed.

6This poore man cried, and the Lord heard him; and saued him out of all his troubles.

7The Angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that feare him, and deliuereth them.

8O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.

9O feare the Lord yee his Saints: for there is no want to them that feare him.

10The young lyons doe lacke, and suffer hunger: but they that seeke the Lord, shall not want any good thing.

11Come yee children, hearken vnto me: I will teach you the feare of the Lord.

12What man is hee that desireth life; and loueth many dayes, that he may see good?

13Keepe thy tongue from euill, and thy lippes from speaking guile.

14Depart from euill, and doe good: seeke peace and pursue it.

15The eies of the Lord are vpon the righteous; and his eares are open vnto their crie.

16The face of the Lord is against them that doe euill; to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.

17The righteous crie, and the Lord heareth; and deliuereth them out of all their troubles.

18The Lord is nigh vnto them that are of a broken heart: and saueth such as be of a contrite spirit.

19Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord deliuereth him out of them all.

20He keepeth all his bones: not one of them is broken.

21Euill shall slay the wicked: and they that hate the righteous shalbe desolate.

22The Lord redeemech the soule of his seruants: and none of them that trust in him, shalbe desolate.

Chapter 35

1A Psalme of Dauid. Plead my cause (O Lord) with them that striue with mee: fight against them that fight against me.

2Take hold of shield and buckler, and stand vp for mine helpe.

3Draw out also the speare, and stop the way against them that persecute me: say vnto my soule, I am thy saluation.

4Let them be confounded and put to shame that seeke after my soule: let them be turned backe and brought to confusion, that deuise my hurt.

5Let them be as chaffe before the wind: and let the Angel of the Lord chase them.

6Let their way be darke and slippery, and let the Angel of the Lord persecute them.

7For without cause haue they hid for me their net in a pit, which without cause they haue digged for my soule.

8Let destruction come vpon him at vnawares, and let his net that hee hath hid, catch himselfe: into that very destruction let him fall.

9And my soule shalbe ioyfull in the Lord: it shall reioyce in his saluation.

10All my bones shall say, Lord, who is like vnto thee which deliuerest the poore from him that is too strong for him, yea the poore and the needy, from him that spoileth him?

11False witnesses did rise vp they layd to my charge things that I knew not.

12They rewarded mee euill for good, to the spoiling of my soule.

13But as for me, when they were sicke, my clothing was sack-cloth: I humbled my soule with fasting, and my prayer returned into mine owne bosome.

14I behaued my selfe as though he had bene my friend, or brother: I bowed downe heauily, as one that mourneth for his mother.

15But in mine aduersitie they reioyced, and gathered themselues together: yea, the abiects gathered themselues together against me, & I knew it not, they did teare me, and ceased not,

16With hypocriticall mockers in feasts: they gnashed vpon mee with their teeth.

17Lord, how long wilt thou looke on? rescue my soule from their destructions, my darling from the lyons.

18I will giue thee thankes in the great congregation: I will praise thee among much people.

19Let not them that are mine enemies wrongfully, reioyce ouer me: neither let them winke with the eye, that hate me without a cause.

20For they speake not peace: but they deuise deceitfull matters against them that are quiet in the land.

21Yea they opened their mouth wide against me, and saide, Aha, Aha, our eye hath seene it.

22This thou hast seene (O Lord) keepe not silence: O Lord be not farre from me.

23Stirre vp thy selfe and awake to my iudgement, euen vnto my cause, my God and my Lord.

24Iudge me O Lord my God, according to thy righteousnesse, and let them not reioyce ouer me.

25Let them not say in their hearts, Ah, so would we haue it: let them not say, We haue swallowed him vp.

26Let them be ashamed and brought to confusion together, that reioyce at mine hurt: let them bee cloathed with shame and dishonour, that magnifie themselues against me.

27Let them shoute for ioy, and bee glad that fauour my righteous cause: yea let them say continually, Let the Lord bee magnified, which hath pleasure in the prosperity of his seruant

28And my tongue shall speake of thy righteousnesse, and of thy praise all the day long.

Chapter 36

1To the chiefe musician, A Psalme of Dauid, the seruant of the Lord. The transgression of the wicked saith within my heart, that there is no feare of God before his eyes.

2For he flatterech himselfe in his owne eyes, vntill his iniquitie be found to be hatefull.

3The words of his mouth are iniquitie and deceit: he hath left off to bee wise, and to doe good.

4Hee deuiseth mischiefe vpon his bed, he setteth himselfe in a way that is not good; he abhorreth not euill.

5Thy mercie (O Lord) is in the heauens; and thy faithfulnesse reacheth vnto the cloudes.

6Thy righteousnesse is like the great mountaines; thy iudgements are a great deepe; O Lord, thou preseruest man and beast.

7How excellent is thy louing kindnesse, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust vnder the shadowe of thy wings.

8They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatnesse of thy house: and thou shalt make them drinke of the riuer of thy pleasures.

9For with thee is the fountaine of life: in thy light shall we see light.

10O continue thy louing kindnesse vnto them that know thee; and thy righteousnesse to the vpright in heart.

11Let not the foot of pride come against me, and let not the hand of the wicked remoue me.

12There are the workers of iniquitie fallen: they are cast downe, and shal not be able to rise.

Chapter 37

1A Psalme of Dauid. Fret not thy selfe because of euill doers, neither bee thou enuious against the workers of iniquitie.

2For they shall soone be cut downe like the grasse; and wither as the greene herbe.

3Trust in the Lord, and do good, so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verely thou shalt be fed.

4Delight thy selfe also in the Lord; and he shall giue thee the desires of thine heart.

5Commit thy way vnto the Lord: trust also in him, and he shall bring it to passe.

6And he shall bring forth thy righteousnes as the light, and thy iudgement as the noone day.

7Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him: fret not thy selfe because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked deuices to passe.

8Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thy selfe in any wise to doe euill.

9For euil doers shall be cut off: but those that waite vpon the Lord, they shall inherite the earth.

10For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not bee: yea, thou shalt diligently consider his place, and it shall not be.

11But the meeke shall inherite the earth: and shall delight themselues in the abundance of peace.

12The wicked plotteth against the iust, and gnasheth vpon him with his teeth.

13The Lord shall laugh at him: for he seeth that his day is comming.

14The wicked haue drawen out the sword, and haue bent their bow to cast downe the poore and needy, and to slay such as be of vpright conuersation.

15Their sword shall enter into their owne heart, and their bowes shall be broken.

16A little that a righteous man hath, is better then the riches of many wicked.

17For the armes of the wicked shall be broken: but the Lord vpholdeth the righteous.

18The Lord knoweth the dayes of the vpright: and their inheritance shall be for euer.

19They shall not be ashamed in the euill time: and in the dayes of famine they shalbe satisfied.

20But the wicked shall perish, and the enemies of the Lord shall be as the fat of lambes: they shall consume: into smoke shall they consume away.

21The wicked borroweth, and payeth not againe: but the righteous sheweth mercy, and giueth.

22For such as be blessed of him, shall inherite the earth: and they that be cursed of him, shalbe cut off.

23The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way.

24Though hee fall, he shall not be vtterly cast downe: for the Lord vpholdeth him with his hand.

25I haue bene yong, and now am old; yet haue I not seene the righteous forsaken, nor his seede begging bread.

26He is euer mercifull, and lendeth: and his seede is blessed.

27Depart from euill, and doe good; and dwell for euermore.

28For the Lord loueth iudgement, and forsaketh not his Saints, they are preserued for euer: but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off.

29The righteous shall inherite the land, and dwell therein for euer.

30The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisedome; and his tongue talketh of iudgement.

31The Law of his God is in his heart: none of his steps shall slide.

32The wicked watcheth the righteous, and seeketh to slay him.

33The Lord will not leaue him in his hand, nor condemne him when he is iudged.

34Wait on the Lord, and keepe his way, and he shall exalt thee to inherit the land: when the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see it.

35I haue seene the wicked in great power: and spreading himselfe like a greene bay tree.

36Yet he passed away, and loe he was not: yea, I sought him, but hee could not be found.

37Marke the perfect man, and behold the vpright: for the end of that man is peace.

38But the transgressours shall be destroyed together: the end of the wicked shalbe cut off.

39But the saluation of the righteous is of the Lord: he is their strength in the time of trouble.

40And the Lord shall helpe them and deliuer them: he shall deliuer them from the wicked, and saue them because they trust in him.

Chapter 38

1A Psalme of Dauid, to bring to remembrance. O Lord, rebuke me not in thy wrath: neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.

2For thine arrowes sticke fast in me; and thy hand presseth me sore.

3There is no soundnesse in my flesh, because of thine anger: neither is there any rest in my bones, because of my sinne.

4For mine iniquities are gone ouer mine head: as an heauy burden, they are too heauie for me.

5My wounds stinke, and are corrupt: because of my foolishnesse.

6I am troubled, I am bowed downe greatly; I goe mourning all the day long.

7For my loynes are filled with a loathsome disease: and there is no soundnesse in my flesh.

8I am feeble and sore broken; I haue roared by reason of the disquietnesse of my heart.

9Lord, all my desire is before thee: and my groning is not hid from thee.

10My heart panteth, my strength faileth me: as for the light of mine eies, it also is gone from me.

11My louers and my friends stand a loofe from my sore: and my kinsmen stand a farre off.

12They also that seeke after my life, lay snares for me: and they that seeke my hurt, speake mischieuous things, and imagine deceits all the day long.

13But I, as a deafe man, heard not; and I was as a dumbe man that openeth not his mouth.

14Thus I was as a man that heareth not; and in whose mouth are no reproofes.

15For in thee, O Lord, doe I hope: thou wilt heare, O Lord my God.

16For I said, heare me, least otherwise they should reioyce ouer me: when my foot slippeth, they magnifie themselues against me.

17For I am ready to halt, and my sorrow is continually before me.

18For I will declare mine iniquitie; I will be sory for my sinne.

19But mine enemies are liuely, and they are strong: and they that hate mee wrongfully, are multiplied.

20They also that render euill for good, are mine aduersaries: because I follow the thing that good is.

21Forsake me not, O Lord: O my God, be not farre from me.

22Make haste to helpe mee, O Lord my saluation.

Chapter 39

1To the chiefe Musician, euen to Ieduthun, A Psalme of Dauid. I sayd, I will take heede to my waies, that I sinne not with my tongue: I will keepe my mouth with a bridle, while the wicked is before me.

2I was dumbe with silence, I held my peace, euen from good, and my sorrow was stirred.

3My heart was hot within mee, while I was musing the fire burned: then spake I with my tongue.

4Lord, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my dayes, what it is: that I may know how fraile I am.

5Behold, thou hast made my dayes as an hand breadth, and mine age is as nothing before thee: verily euery man at his best state is altogether vanitie. Selah.

6Surely euery man walketh in a vaine shew: surely they are disquieted in vaine: he heapeth vp riches, and knoweth not who shall gather them.

7And now Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in thee.

8Deliuer me from all my transgressions: make mee not the reproch of the foolish.

9I was dumbe, I opened not my mouth; because thou diddest it.

10Remooue thy stroke away from mee: I am consumed by the blowe of thine hand.

11When thou with rebukes doest correct man for iniquitie, thou makest his beautie to consume away like a moth: surely euery man is vanitie. Selah.

12Heare my prayer, O Lord, and giue eare vnto my crie, hold not thy peace at my teares: for I am a straunger with thee, and a soiourner, as all my fathers were.

13O spare me, that I may recouer strength: before I goe hence, and be no more.

Chapter 40

1To the chiefe Musician, A Psalme of Dauid. I waited patiently for the Lord, and he inclined vnto me, and heard my crie.

2He brought me vp also out of an horrible pit, out of the mirie clay, and set my feete vpon a rock, and established my goings.

3And he hath put a new song in my mouth, euen praise vnto our God: many shall see it, and feare, and shall trust in the Lord.

4Blessed is that man that maketh the Lord his truste: and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turne aside to lies.

5Many, O Lord my God; are thy wonderfull workes which thou hast done, and thy thoughts, which are to vs ward: they cannot be reckoned vp in order vnto thee: if I would declare and speake of them, they are moe then can be numbred.

6Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire, mine eares hast thou opened: burnt offering and sinne-offering hast thou not required.

7Then sayd I, Loe, I come: in the volume of the booke it is written of me:

8I delight to doe thy will, O my God: yea thy lawe is within my heart.

9I haue preached righteousnesse in the great congregation: loe, I haue not refrained my lippes, O Lord, thou knowest.

10I haue not hid thy righteousnesse within my heart, I haue declared thy faithfulnesse and thy saluation: I haue not concealed thy louing kindnesse, and thy truth, from the great congregation.

11With-hold not thou thy tender mercies from me, O Lord: let thy louing kindnesse, and thy trueth continually preserue me.

12For innumerable euils haue compassed me about, mine iniquities haue taken hold vpon me, so that I am not able to looke vp: they are moe then the haires of mine head, therefore my heart faileth me.

13Be pleased, O Lord, to deliuer me: O Lord, make haste to helpe me.

14Let them be ashamed and confounded together, that seeke after my soule to destroy it: let them be driuen backward, and put to shame, that wish me euill.

15Let them be desolate, for a reward on their shame, that say vnto me, Aha, aha!

16Let all those that seeke thee, reioyce and bee glad in thee: let such as loue thy saluation, say continually, The Lord be magnified.

17But I am poore and needy, yet the Lord thinketh vpon me: thou art my helpe and my deliuerer, make no tarrying, O my God.

Chapter 41

1To the chiefe Musician. A Psalme of Dauid. Blessed is he that considereth the poore; the Lord will deliuer him in time of trouble.

2The Lord will preserue him, and keepe him aliue, and he shall be blessed vpon the earth; and thou wilt not deliuer him vnto the will of his enemies.

3The Lord will strengthen him vpon the bed of languishing: thou wilt make all his bed in his sicknesse.

4I sayd, Lord be mercifull vnto me, heale my soule, for I haue sinned against thee.

5Mine enemies speake euill of me: when shall hee die, and his name perish?

6And if hee come to see me, he speaketh vanity: his heart gathereth iniquitie to it selfe, when he goeth abroad, he telleth it.

7All that hate me, whisper together against me; against me doe they deuise my hurt.

8An euill disease, say they, cleaueth fast vnto him; and now that he lyeth, he shall rise vp no more.

9Yea mine owne familiar friend in whom I trusted, which did eate of my bread, hath lift vp his heele against me.

10But thou, O Lord, be mercifull vnto mee, and raise me up vp that I may requite them.

11By this I know that thou fauourest me: because mine enemie doeth not triumph ouer me.

12And as for me, thou vpholdest me in mine integritie; and settest me before thy face for euer.

13Blessed bee the Lord God of Israel, from euerlasting, and to euerlasting. Amen, and Amen.

Chapter 42

1To the chiefe Musician, Maschil, for the sonnes of Korah. As the Hart panteth after the water brookes, so panteth my soule after thee, O God.

2My soule thirsteth for God, for the liuing God: when shall I come and appeare before God?

3My teares haue bene my meate day and night; while they continually say vnto me, Where is thy God?

4When I remember these things, I powre out my soule in mee; for I had gone with the multitude, I went with them to the house of God; with the voyce of ioy and praise, with a multitude that kept holy day.

5Why art thou cast downe, O my soule, and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God, for I shall yet praise him for the helpe of his countenance.

6O my God, my soule is cast downe within me: therefore will I remember thee from the land of Iordane, and of the Hermonites, from the hill Missar.

7Deepe calleth vnto deepe at the noyse of thy water-spouts: all thy waues, and thy billowes are gone ouer me.

8Yet the Lord will command his louing kindnes in the day time, and in the night his song shalbe with me, and my prayer vnto the God of my life.

9I will say vnto God, My rocke, why hast thou forgotten me? why goe I mourning, because of the oppression of the enemy?

10As with a sword in my bones, mine enemies reproch mee: while they say dayly vnto me, Where is thy God?

11Why art thou cast downe, O my soule? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope thou in God, for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.

Chapter 43

1Iudge mee, O God, and plead my cause against an vngodly nation; O deliuer me from the deceitfull and vniust man.

2For thou art the God of my strength, why doest thou cast me off? why goe I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?

3O send out thy light & thy trueth; let them leade mee, let them bring mee vnto thy holy hill, and to thy Tabernacles.

4Then will I goe vnto the Altar of God, vnto God my exceeding ioy: yea vpon the harpe will I praise thee, O God, my God.

5Why art thou cast downe, O my soule? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope in God, for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.

Chapter 44

1To the chiefe Musician for the sonnes of Korah. Wee haue heard with our eares, O God, our fathers haue told vs, what worke thou didst in their dayes, in the times of old.

2How thou didst driue out the heathen with thy hand, & plantedst them; how thou didst afflict the people, and cast them out.

3For they got not the land in possession by their owne sword, neither did their owne arme saue them: but thy right hand, and thine arme, and the light of thy countenance, because thou hadst a fauour vnto them.

4Thou art my King, O God: command deliuerances for Iacob.

5Through thee will wee push downe our enemies: through thy Name will wee tread them vnder that rise vp against vs.

6For I will not trust in my bow, neither shall my sword saue me.

7But thou hast saued vs from our enemies, and hast put them to shame that hated vs.

8In God we boast all the day long: and praise thy Name for euer. Selah.

9But thou hast cast off and put vs to shame; and goest not forth with our armies.

10Thou makest vs to turne backe from the enemie: and they which hate vs, spoile for themselues.

11Thou hast giuen vs like sheepe appointed for meate: and hast scattered vs among the heathen.

12Thou sellest thy people for nought, and doest not increase thy wealth by their price.

13Thou makest vs a reproch to our neighbours, a scorne and a derision to them that are round about vs.

14Thou makest vs a by-word among the heathen: a shaking of the head among the people.

15My confusion is continually before me, and the shame of my face hath couered me.

16For the voice of him that reproacheth, and blasphemeth: by reason of the enemie and auenger.

17All this is come vpon vs; yet haue wee not forgotten thee, neither haue we dealt falsly in thy couenant.

18Our heart is not turned backe: neither haue our steps declined from thy way,

19Though thou hast sore broken vs in the place of dragons, and couered vs with the shadow of death.

20If wee haue forgotten the name of our God, or stretched out our hands to a strange God:

21Shall not God search this out? for he knoweth the secrets of the heart.

22Yea for thy sake are wee killed all the day long: wee are counted as sheepe for the slaughter.

23Awake, why sleepest thou, O Lord? arise, cast vs not off for euer.

24Wherefore hidest thou thy face? and forgettest our affliction, and our oppression?

25For our soule is bowed downe to the dust; our belly cleaueth vnto the earth.

26Arise for our helpe, and redeeme vs for thy mercies sake.

Chapter 45

1To the chiefe Musician vpon Shoshannim, for the sonnes of Korah, Maschil: a song of loues. My heart is inditing a good matter: I speake of the things which I haue made, touching the King: my tongue is the penne of a ready writer.

2Thou art fairer then the children of men: grace is powred into thy lips: therfore God hath blessed thee for euer.

3Gird thy sword vpon thy thigh, O most mightie: with thy glory and thy maiestie.

4And in thy maiestie ride prosperously, because of trueth and meekenes, and righteousnesse: and thy right hand shall teach thee terrible things.

5Thine arrowes are sharpe in the heart of the Kings enemies; whereby the people fall vnder thee.

6Thy throne (O God) is for euer and euer: the scepter of thy kingdome is a right scepter.

7Thou louest righteousnesse, and hatest wickednesse: therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oyle of gladnesse aboue thy fellowes.

8All thy garments smell of myrrhe, and aloes, and cassia: out of the Iuorie palaces, whereby they haue made thee glad.

9Kings daughters were among thy honourable women: vpon thy right hand did stand the Queene in golde of Ophir.

10Hearken (O daughter) and consider, and incline thine eare; forget also thine owne people, and thy fathers house.

11So shall the king greatly desire thy beautie: for he is thy Lord, and worship thou him.

12And the daughter of Tyre shall be there with a gift, euen the rich among the people shall intreate thy fauour.

13The kings daughter is all glorious within; her clothing is of wrought gold.

14She shall bee brought vnto the king in raiment of needle worke: the virgins her companions that followe her, shall be brought vnto thee.

15With gladnesse and reioycing shall they be brought: they shall enter into the kings palace.

16In stead of thy fathers shall bee thy children, whom thou mayest make princes in all the earth.

17I will make thy name to bee remembred in all generations: therefore shall the people praise thee for euer and euer.

Chapter 46

1To the chiefe Musician for the sonnes of Korah, a song vpon Alamoth. God is our refuge and strength: a very present helpe in trouble.

2Therfore will not we feare, though the earth be remoued: and though the mountaines be caried into the midst of the sea.

3Though the waters thereof roare, and be troubled, though the mountaines shake with the swelling thereof. Selah.

4There is a riuer, the streames wherof shall make glad the citie of God: the holy place of the Tabernacles of the most High.

5God is in the midst of her: she shal not be moued; God shall helpe her, and that right early.

6The heathen raged, the kingdomes were mooued: he vttered his voyce, the earth melted.

7The Lord of hosts is with vs; the God of Iacob is our refuge. Selah.

8Come, behold the workes of the Lord, what desolations hee hath made in the earth.

9He maketh warres to cease vnto the end of the earth: hee breaketh the bow, and cutteth the speare in sunder, he burneth the chariot in the fire.

10Be stil, and know that I am God: I will bee exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.

11The Lord of hosts is with vs; the God of Iacob is our refuge. Selah.

Chapter 47

1To the chiefe musician, a psalme for the sonnes of Korah. O Clap your hands (all ye people:) shoute vnto God with the voyce of triumph:

2For the Lord most high is terrible; he is a great King ouer all the earth.

3Hee shall subdue the people vnder vs, and the nations vnder our feet.

4He shall chuse our inheritance for vs, the excellencie of Iacob whom hee loued. Selah.

5God is gone vp with a shout, the Lord with the sound of a trumpet.

6Sing praises to God, sing praises: sing praises vnto our King, sing praises.

7For God is the King of all the earth, sing ye praises with vnderstanding.

8God reigneth ouer the heathen: God sitteth vpon the throne of his holinesse.

9The princes of the people are gathered together, euen the people of the God of Abraham: for the shields of the earth belong vnto God: hee is greatly exalted.

Chapter 48

1A song, and Psalme for the sonnes of Korah. Great is the Lord, and greatly to bee praised in the citie of our God, in the mountaine of his holinesse.

2Beautifull for situation, the ioy of the whole earth is moūt Sion, on the sides of the North, the citie of the great King.

3God is knowen in her palaces for a refuge.

4For loe, the kings were assembled: they passed by together.

5They sawe it, and so they marueiled, they were troubled and hasted away.

6Feare tooke holde vpon them there, and paine, as of a woman in trauaile.

7Thou breakest the ships of Tarshish with an East wind.

8As we haue heard, so haue wee seene in the citie of the Lord of hosts, in the citie of our God, God will establish it for euer. Selah,

9Wee haue thought of thy louing kindnesse, O God, in the middest of thy Temple.

10According to thy Name, O God, so is thy praise vnto the endes of the earth: thy right hand is full of righteousnesse.

11Let mount Sion reioyce, let the daughters of Iudah be glad, because of thy iudgements.

12Walke about Sion, and goe round about her: tell the towres thereof.

13Marke yee well her bulwarkes, consider her palaces; that yee may tell it to the generation following.

14For this God is our God for euer, and euer; he will be our guide euen vnto death.

Chapter 49

1To the chiefe Musician, a Psalme for the sonnes of Korah. Heare this, all yee people, giue eare all yee inhabitants of the world:

2Both low, and high, rich and poore together.

3My mouth shall speake of wisedome: and the meditation of my heart shalbe of vnderstanding.

4I will incline mine eare to a parable; I will open my darke saying vpon the harpe.

5Wherefore should I feare in the daies of euill, when the iniquitie of my heeles shall compasse me about?

6They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselues in the multitude of their riches:

7None of them can by any meanes redeeme his brother, nor giue to God a ransome for him:

8(For the redemption of their soule is precious, and it ceaseth for euer.)

9That he should still liue for euer, and not see corruption.

10For he seeth that wise men die, likewise the foole, and the brutish person perish, and leaue their wealth to others.

11Their inward thought is, that their houses shall continue for euer, and their dwelling places to all generations; they call their lands after their owne names.

12Neuerthelesse man being in honour abideth not: he is like the beastes that perish.

13This their way is their follie; yet their posteritie approue their sayings. Selah.

14Like sheepe they are layd in the graue, death shall feede on them; and the vpright shall haue dominion ouer them in the morning, and their beauty shall consume in the graue, from their dwelling.

15But God will redeeme my soule from the power of the graue; for he shall receiue me. Selah.

16Be not thou afraid when one is made rich, when the glory of his house is increased.

17For when he dieth, he shall carry nothing away: his glory shall not descend after him.

18Though whiles he liued, he blessed his soule: and men will praise thee, when thou doest well to thy selfe.

19Hee shall goe to the generation of his fathers, they shall neuer see light.

20Man that is in honour and vnderstandeth not, is like the beasts that perish.

Chapter 50

1A Psalme of Asaph. The mightie God, euen the Lord hath spoken, and called the earth from the rising of the sunne, vnto the going downe thereof.

2Out of Sion the perfection of beautie, God hath shined.

3Our God shall come, and shall not keepe silence: a fire shall deuoure before him, and it shalbe very tempestuous round about him.

4He shall call to the heauens from aboue, and to the earth, that hee may iudge his people.

5Gather my Saints together vnto mee: those that haue made a couenant with me, by sacrifice.

6And the heauens shall declare his righteousnes; for God is iudge himselfe. Selah.

7Heare, O my people, and I will speake, O Israel, and I will testifie against thee; I am God, euen thy God.

8I will not reproue thee for thy sacrifices, or thy burnt offerings, to haue bene continually before me.

9I will take no bullocke out of thy house, nor hee goates out of thy folds.

10For euery beast of the forrest is mine, and the cattell vpon a thousand hilles.

11I know all the foules of the mountaines: and the wild beasts of the field are mine.

12If I were hungry, I would not tell thee, for the world is mine, and the fulnesse thereof.

13Will I eate the flesh of bulles, or drinke the blood of goats?

14Offer vnto God thankesgiuing, and pay thy vowes vnto the most high.

15And call vpon mee in the day of trouble; I will deliuer thee, and thou shalt glorifie me.

16But vnto the wicked God saith, What hast thou to doe, to declare my Statutes, or that thou shouldest take my Couenant in thy mouth?

17Seeing thou hatest instruction, and castest my words behinde thee.

18When thou sawest a thiefe, then thou consentedst with him, and hast bene partaker with adulterers.

19Thou giuest thy mouth to euill, and thy tongue frameth deceit.

20Thou sittest and speakest against thy brother; thou slanderest thine owne mothers sonne.

21These things hast thou done, and I kept silence: thou thoughtest that I was altogether such a one as thy selfe: but I will reproue thee, and set them in order before thine eyes.

22Now consider this, ye that forget God, lest I teare you in pieces, and there be none to deliuer.

23Who so offereth praise, glorifieth me: and to him that ordereth his conuersation aright, will I shew the saluation of God.

Chapter 51

1To the chiefe Musician. A Psalme of Dauid, when Nathan the Prophet came vnto him, after hee had gone in to Bath-sheba. Haue mercie vpon mee, O God, according to thy louing kindnesse: according vnto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.

2Wash mee throughly from mine iniquitie, and clense me from my sinne.

3For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sinne is euer before mee.

4Against thee, thee onely haue I sinned, and done this euill in thy sight: that thou mightest bee iustified when thou speakest, and be cleare when thou iudgest.

5Behold, I was shapen in iniquitie: and in sinne did my mother conceiue me.

6Behold, thou desirest trueth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisedome.

7Purge me with hyssope, and I shalbe cleane: wash me, and I shall be whiter then snow.

8Make mee to heare ioy and gladnesse: that the bones which thou hast broken, may reioyce.

9Hide thy face from my sinnes; and blot out all mine iniquities.

10Create in mee a cleane heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within mee.

11Cast mee not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy Spirit from me.

12Restore vnto me the ioy of thy saluation: and vphold mee with thy free Spirit.

13Then will I teach transgressours thy wayes, and sinners shalbe conuerted vnto thee.

14Deliuer mee from blood-guiltinesse, O God, thou God of my saluation: and my tongue shall sing alowd of thy righteousnesse.

15O Lord open thou my lips, and my mouth shall shew foorth thy praise.

16For thou desirest not sacrifice: else would I giue it: thou delightest not in burnt offering.

17The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.

18Doe good in thy good pleasure vnto Sion: build thou the walles of Ierusalem.

19Then shalt thou be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousnesse, with burnt offering and whole burnt offering: then shall they offer bullockes vpon thine altar.

Chapter 52

1To the chiefe Musician, Maschil, A Psalme of Dauid: When Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul, and said vnto him, Dauid is come to the house of Ahimelech. Why boastest thou thy selfe in mischiefe, O mightie man? the goodnesse of God indureth continually.

2Thy tongue deuiseth mischiefes: like a sharpe rasor, working deceitfully.

3Thou louest euill more then good; and lying rather then to speake righteousnesse. Selah.

4Thou louest all deuouring words, O thou deceitfull tongue.

5God shall likewise destroy thee for euer, hee shall take thee away and plucke thee out of thy dwelling place, and roote thee out of the land of the liuing. Selah.

6The righteous also shall see, and feare, and shall laugh at him.

7Loe, this is the man that made not God his strength: but trusted in the abundance of his riches, and strengthened himselfe in his wickednesse.

8But I am like a greene oliue tree in the house of God: I trust in the mercy of God for euer and euer.

9I will prayse thee for euer, because thou hast done it: and I will wait on thy name, for it is good before thy Saints.

Chapter 53

1To the chiefe musician vpon Mahalath, Maschil, A Psalme of Dauid. The foole hath sayde in his heart, There is no god; Corrupt are they, and haue done abhominable iniquitie; there is none that doth good.

2God looked downe from heauen vpon the children of men, to see if there were any that did vnderstand, that did seeke God.

3Euery one of them is gone backe, they are altogether become filthy: there is none that doth good, no not one.

4Haue the workers of iniquitie no knowledge? who eate vp my people, as they eate bread; they haue not called vpon God.

5There were they in great feare, where no feare was: for God hath scattered the bones of him that incampeth against thee, thou hast put them to shame, because God hath despised them.

6O that the saluation of Israel were come out of Sion! when God bringeth backe the captiuitie of his people, Iaakob shall reioyce, and Israel shall be glad.

Chapter 54

1To the chiefe musician on Neginoth, Maschil, A Psalme of Dauid. When the Ziphims came and sayde to Saul: doeth not Dauid hide himselfe with vs? Saue me, O God, by thy name, and iudge me by thy strength.

2Heare my prayer, O God; giue eare to the words of my mouth.

3For strangers are risen vp against me, and oppressors seeke after my soule; they haue not set God before them. Selah.

4Behold, God is mine helper: the Lord is with them that vphold my soule.

5He shall reward euill vnto mine enemies: cut them off in thy trueth.

6I will freely sacrifice vnto thee; I will praise thy name (O Lord:) for it is good.

7For hee hath deliuered me out of all trouble: and mine eye hath seene his desire vpon mine enemies.

Chapter 55

1To the chiefe musician on Neginoth, Maschil. A Psalme of Dauid. Giue eare to my prayer, O God: and hide not thy selfe from my supplication.

2Attend vnto me, and heare me: I mourne in my complaint, and make a noise.

3Because of the voyce of the enemie, because of the oppression of the wicked: for they cast iniquitie vpon me, and in wrath they hate me.

4My heart is sore pained within me: and the terrours of death are fallen vpon me.

5Fearefulnesse and trembling are come vpon me, and horrour hath ouerwhelmed me.

6And I said, O that I had wings like a doue; for then would I flee away and be at rest.

7Loe, then would I wander farre off, and remaine in the wildernesse. Selah.

8I would hasten my escape from the windie storme, and tempest.

9Destroy, O Lord, and diuide their tongues: for I haue seene violence and strife in the citie.

10Day and night they goe about it vpon the walles thereof: mischiefe also and sorrow are in the midst of it.

11Wickednesse is in the midst thereof: deceite and guile depart not from her streets.

12For it was not an enemie that reproached me, then I could haue borne it, neither was it hee that hated me, that did magnifie himselfe against me, then I would haue hid my selfe from him.

13But it was thou, a man, mine equal, my guide, and mine acquaintance.

14Wee tooke sweet counsell together, and walked vnto the house of God in companie.

15Let death seaze vpon them, and let them goe downe quicke into hell: for wickednes is in their dwellings, and among them.

16As for me, I will call vpon God: and the Lord shall saue me.

17Euening and morning, and at noone will I pray, and crie aloud: and he shall heare my voyce.

18He hath deliuered my soule in peace from the battell that was against me: for there were many with me.

19God shall heare and afflict them, euen he that abideth of old, Selah: because they haue no changes, therefore they feare not God.

20He hath put foorth his handes against such as be at peace with him: he hath broken his couenant.

21The words of his mouth were smoother then butter, but warre was in his heart: his words were softer then oyle, yet were they drawen swords.

22Cast thy burden vpon the Lord, and he shall sustaine thee: hee shall neuer suffer the righteous to bee moued.

23But thou, O God, shalt bring them downe into the pit of destruction: Bloody and deceitfull men shall not liue out halfe their dayes, but I will trust in thee.

Chapter 56

1To the chiefe musician vpon Ionath Elem Rechokim, Michtam of Dauid, when the Philistines tooke him in Gath. Be mercifull vnto mee, O God, for man would swallow me vp: he fighting daily, oppresseth me.

2Mine enemies would dayly swallow me vp: for they bee many that fight against me, O thou most high.

3What time I am afraide, I will trust in thee.

4In God I will praise his worde, In God I haue put my trust, I will not feare what flesh can doe vnto me.

5Euery day they wrest my words: all their thoughts are against mee for euill.

6They gather themselues together; they hide themselues, they marke my steps when they wait for my soule.

7Shall they escape by iniquitie? in thine anger cast downe the people, O God.

8Thou tellest my wanderings, put thou my teares into thy bottle: are they not in thy booke?

9When I crie vnto thee, then shall mine enemies turne backe: this I know, for God is for me.

10In God will I praise his word: in the Lord will I praise his word.

11In God haue I put my trust: I will not bee afraid what man can doe vnto me.

12Thy vowes are vpon me, O God: I will render praises vnto thee.

13For thou hast deliuered my soule from death: wilt not thou deliuer my feet from falling? that I may walke before God in the light of the liuing.

Chapter 57

1To the chiefe musician Al-taschith, Michtam of Dauid, when hee fled from Saul in the caue. Be mercifull vnto mee, O God, be merciful vnto me, for my soule trusteth in thee: yea in the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge, vntill these calamities bee ouerpast.

2I will crie vnto God most high: vnto God that perfourmeth all things for mee.

3Hee shall send from heauen, and saue me from the reproch of him, that would swallow me vp; Selah. God shall send forth his mercy and his trueth.

4My soule is among lyons, and I lie euen among them that are set on fire: euen the sonnes of men, whose teeth are speares and arrowes, and their tongue a sharpe sword.

5Be thou exalted, O God, aboue the heauens: let thy glory be aboue all the earth.

6They haue prepared a net for my steppes, my soule is bowed downe: they haue digged a pit before me, into the midst whereof they are fallen themselues. Selah.

7My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing, and giue praise.

8Awake vp my glory, awake psalterie and harpe; I my selfe will awake early.

9I will praise thee, O Lord, among the people; I will sing vnto thee among the nations.

10For thy mercy is great vnto the heauens, and thy trueth vnto the clouds.

11Be thou exalted, O God, aboue the heauens: let thy glory be aboue all the earth.

Chapter 58

1To the chiefe musician Al-taschith, Michtam of Dauid. Doe yee indeed speake righteousnesse, O congregation? doe ye iudge vprightly, O ye sonnes of men?

2Yea, in heart you worke wickednesse; you waigh the violence of your hands in the earth.

3The wicked are estranged from the wombe, they goe astray as soone as they be borne, speaking lies.

4Their poison is like the poyson of a serpent; they are like the deafe adder that stoppeth her eare:

5Which will not hearken to the voyce of charmers, charming neuer so wisely.

6Breake their teeth, O God, in their mouth: breake out the great teeth of the young lyons, O Lord.

7Let them melt away as waters, which runne continually: When he bendeth his bow to shoote his arrowes, let them be as cut in pieces.

8As a snaile which melteth, let euery one of them passe away: like the vntimely birth of a woman, that they may not see the sunne.

9Before your pots can feele the thornes, he shall take them away as with a whirlewind, both liuing, and in his wrath.

10The righteous shall reioyce when he seeth the vengeance: he shall wash his feete in the blood of the wicked.

11So that a man shall say, Uerily there is a reward for the righteous: verily hee is a God that iudgeth in the earth.

Chapter 59

1To the chiefe musician Al-taschith, Michtam of Dauid: when Saul sent, and they watcht the house to kill him. Deliuer me from mine enemies, O my God: defend mee from them that rise vp against me.

2Deliuer mee from the workers of iniquitie, and saue me from bloodie men.

3For loe, they lye in waite for my soule; the mighty are gathered against me, not for my transgression, nor for my sinne, O Lord.

4They runne and prepare themselues without my fault: awake to helpe me, and behold.

5Thou therefore, O Lord God of hostes, the God of Israel, awake to visite all the heathen: be not mercifull to any wicked transgressours. Selah.

6They returne at euening: they make a noise like a dogge, and go round about the citie.

7Behold, they belch out with their mouth: swords are in their lippes; for who, say they, doeth heare?

8But thou, O Lord, shalt laugh at them; thou shalt haue all the heathen in derision.

9Because of his strength will I wait vpon thee: for God is my defence.

10The God of my mercy shall preuent me; God shall let mee see my desire vpon mine enemies.

11Slay them not, lest my people forget: scatter them by thy power; and bring them downe, O Lord our shield.

12For the sinne of their mouth, and the words of their lips, let them euen be taken in their pride: and for cursing and lying which they speake.

13Consume them in wrath, consume them, that they may not be: and let them know that God ruleth in Iacob, vnto the ends of the earth. Selah.

14And at euening let them returne, and let them make a noise like a dogge, and goe round about the citie.

15Let them wander vp and downe for meate, and grudge if they be not satisfied.

16But I will sing of thy power; yea I will sing alowd of thy mercy in the morning: for thou hast bene my defence and refuge, in the day of my trouble.

17Vnto thee, O my strength, wil I sing: for God is my defence, and the God of my mercy.

Chapter 60

1To the chiefe Musician vpon Shushan-Eduth Michtam of Dauid, to teach. When hee stroue with Aram Naharaim, and with Aram Zobah, when Ioab returned, and smote of Edom in the valley of salt, twelue thousand. O God, thou hast cast vs off; thou hast scattered vs, thou hast bene displeased, O turne thy selfe to vs againe.

2Thou hast made the earth to tremble; thou hast broken it: heale the breaches thereof, for it shaketh.

3Thou hast shewed thy people hard things: thou hast made vs to drinke the wine of astonishment.

4Thou hast giuen a banner to them that feare thee: that it may be displayed because of the trueth. Selah.

5That thy beloued may be deliuered; saue with thy right hand, and heare mee.

6God hath spoken in his holinesse, I wil reioyce: I will diuide Shechem, and mete out the valley of Succoth.

7Gilead is mine, and Manasseh is mine; Ephraim also is the strength of mine head; Iudah is my Lawgiuer.

8Moab is my wash-pot, ouer Edom wil I cast out my shooe: Philistia, triumph thou because of me.

9Who wil bring me into the strong citie? who will lead me into Edom?

10Wilt not thou, O God, which hadst cast vs off? and thou, O God, which didst not goe out with our armies.

11Giue vs helpe from trouble: for vaine is the helpe of man.

12Through God wee shall doe valiantly: for he it is that shall tread downe our enemies.

Chapter 61

1To the chiefe Musician vpon Neginah. A Psalme of Dauid. Heare my cry, O God, attend vnto my prayer.

2From the end of the earth wil I cry vnto thee, when my heart is ouerwhelmed: leade me to the rocke, that is higher then I.

3For thou hast bene a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy.

4I will abide in thy Tabernacle for euer: I will trust in the couert of thy wings. Selah.

5For thou, O God, hast heard my vowes: thou hast giuen me the heritage of those that feare thy name.

6Thou wilt prolong the kings life: and his yeeres as many generations.

7He shall abide before God for euer: O prepare mercy and trueth which may preserue him.

8So will I sing praise vnto thy name for euer, that I may daily performe my vowes.

Chapter 62

1To the chiefe musician, to Ieduthun, A Psalme of Dauid. Truely my soule waiteth vpon God: from him commeth my saluation.

2He onely is my rocke and my saluation: he is my defence, I shall not be greatly moued.

3How long wil ye imagine mischiefe against a man? ye shall be slaine all of you: as a bowing wall shall ye be, and as a tottering fence.

4They onely consult to cast him downe from his excellency, they delight in lies: they blesse with their mouth, but they curse inwardly. Selah.

5My soule, wait thou onely vpon God: for my expectation is from him.

6He onely is my rocke and my saluation; he is my defence; I shall not bee moued.

7In God is my saluation, and my glorie: the rocke of my strength, and my refuge is in God.

8Trust in him at all times; ye people, powre out your heart before him: God is a refuge for vs. Selah.

9Surely men of low degree are vanitie, and men of high degree are a lie: to be laid in the ballance, they are altogether lighter then vanitie.

10Trust not in oppression, become not vaine in robberie: if riches increase, set not your heart vpon them.

11God hath spoken once; twice haue I heard this, that power belongeth vnto God.

12Also vnto thee, O Lord, belongeth mercie: for thou renderest to euery man according to his worke.

Chapter 63

1A Psalme of Dauid, when hee was in the wildernesse of Iudah. O God, thou art my God, earely will I seeke thee: my soule thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee, in a drie and thirstie lande, where no water is:

2To see thy power and thy glory, so as I haue seen thee in the Sanctuary.

3Because thy louing kindnes is better then life: my lips shal praise thee.

4Thus will I blesse thee, while I liue: I will lift vp my handes in thy Name.

5My soule shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatnesse: and my mouth shall praise thee with ioyfull lips:

6When I remember thee vpon my bed, and meditate on thee in the night watches.

7Because thou hast bene my helpe; therefore in the shadow of thy wings will I reioyce.

8My soule followeth hard after thee: thy right hand vpholdeth me.

9But those that seeke my soule to destroy it, shall goe into the lower parts of the earth.

10They shall fall by the sword: they shall be a portion for foxes.

11But the King shal reioyce in God; euery one that sweareth by him shall glorie: but the mouth of them that speake lies, shall be stopped.

Chapter 64

1To the chiefe musician, a Psalme of Dauid. Heare my voice, O God, in my praier; preserue my life from feare of the enemie.

2Hide me from the secret counsel of the wicked: from the insurrection of the workers of iniquitie:

3Who whet their tongue like a sword, and bend their bowes to shoote their arrowes, euen bitter words:

4That they may shoote in secret at the perfect: suddenly doe they shoote at him, and feare not.

5They incourage themselues in an euill matter: they commune of laying snares priuily; they say, Who shall see them?

6They search out iniquities, they accomplish a diligent search: both the inward thought of euery one of them, and the heart, is deepe.

7But God shall shoote at them: with an arrowe, sodenly shall they be wounded.

8So they shall make their owne tongue to fall vpon themselues: all that see them, shall flee away.

9And all men shall feare, and shall declare the worke of God; for they shall wisely consider of his doing.

10The righteous shalbe glad in the Lord, and shall trust in him; and all the vpright in heart shall glory.

Chapter 65

1To the chiefe musician, a Psalme and song of Dauid. Praise waiteth for thee, O God, in Sion: and vnto thee shall the vowe be performed.

2O thou that hearest prayer, vnto thee shall all flesh come.

3Iniquities preuaile against me: as for our transgressions, thou shalt purge them away.

4Blessed is the man whom thou choosest and causest to approach vnto thee, that hee may dwell in thy Courts: we shalbe satisfied with the goodnesse of thy house, euen of thy holy temple.

5By terrible things in righteousnesse, wilt thou answere vs, O God of our saluation: who art the confidence of all the ends of the earth, and of them that are a farre off vpon the sea.

6Which by his strength setteth fast the mountaines; being girded with power.

7Which stilleth the noise of the seas; the noise of their waues, and the tumult of the people.

8They also that dwell in the vttermost parts are afraid at thy tokens: thou makest the outgoings of the morning, and euening to reioyce.

9Thou visitest the earth and waterest it: thou greatly inrichest it with the riuer of God which is full of water; thou preparest them corne, when thou hast so prouided for it.

10Thou waterest the ridges thereof abundantly: thou settlest the furrowes thereof: thou makest it soft with showres, thou blessest the springing thereof.

11Thou crownest the yeere with thy goodnesse; and thy paths drop fatnesse.

12They drop vpon the pastures of the wildernesse; and the little hilles reioyce on euery side.

13The pastures are cloathed with flockes; the valleis also are couered ouer with corne; they shout for ioy, they also sing.

Chapter 66

1To the chiefe musician, a song or Psalme. Make a ioyfull noise vnto God, all yee lands.

2Sing forth the honour of his name: make his praise glorious.

3Say vnto God, How terrible art thou in thy workes? through the greatnesse of thy power shall thine enemies submit themselues vnto thee.

4All the earth shall worship thee; and shall sing vnto thee, they shall sing to thy name; Selah.

5Come and see the workes of God: he is terrible in his doing toward the children of men.

6He turned the sea into dry land: they went through the flood on foote, there did we reioyce in him.

7He ruleth by his power for euer, his eyes behold the nations: let not the rebellious exalt themselues. Selah.

8O blesse our God, yee people, and make the voice of his praise to be heard.

9Which holdeth our soule in life, and suffereth not our feete to be moued.

10For thou, O God, hast proued vs: thou hast tried vs, as siluer is tryed.

11Thou broughtest vs into the net; thou layedst affliction vpon our loynes.

12Thou hast caused men to ride ouer our heads, we went through fire, and through water: but thou broughtest vs out into a wealthy place.

13I will goe into thy house, with burnt offerings: I will pay thee my vowes,

14Which my lips haue vttered, and my mouth hath spoken, when I was in trouble.

15I will offer vnto thee burnt sacrifices of fatlings, with the incense of rammes: I will offer bullockes with goates. Selah.

16Come and heare all ye that feare God, and I will declare what he hath done for my soule.

17I cried vnto him with my mouth: and he was extolled with my tongue.

18If I regard iniquitie in my heart: the Lord will not heare me.

19But verily God hath heard mee; hee hath attended to the voice of my prayer.

20Blessed bee God, which hath not turned away my prayer, nor his mercie from me.

Chapter 67

1To the chiefe Musician on Neginoth. A Psalme or song. God be mercifull vnto vs, and blesse vs: and cause his face to shine vpon vs. Selah.

2That thy way may bee knowen vpon earth, thy sauing health among all nations.

3Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee.

4O let the nations be glad, and sing for ioy: for thou shalt iudge the people righteously; and gouerne the nations vpon earth. Selah.

5Let the people praise thee, O God, let all the people praise thee.

6Then shall the earth yeeld her increase; and God, euen our owne God, shall blesse vs.

7God shall blesse vs; and all the ends of the earth shall feare him.

Chapter 68

1To the chiefe Musician. A Psalme or song of Dauid. Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered: let them also that hate him, flee before him.

2As smoke is driuen away, so driue them away: as waxe melteth before the fire, so let the wicked perish at the presence of God.

3But let the righteous be glad: let them reioyce before God, yea let them exceedingly reioyce.

4Sing vnto God, sing praises to his Name: extoll him that rideth vpon the heauens, by his Name Iah, and reioyce before him.

5A father of the fatherlesse, and a iudge of the widowes, is God in his holy habitation.

6God setteth the solitary in a families: hee bringeth out those which are bound with chaines, but the rebellious dwell in a dry land.

7O God, when thou wentest forth before thy people; when thou didst march through the wildernes, Selah.

8The earth shooke, the heauens also dropped at the presence of God: euen Sinai it selfe was mooued at the presence of God, the God of Israel.

9Thou, O God, didst send a plentifull raine, whereby thou didst confirme thine inheritance, when it was weary.

10Thy Congregation hath dwelt therein: thou, O God, hast prepared of thy goodnesse for the poore.

11The Lord gaue the word: great was the company of those that published it.

12Kings of armies did flee apace: and she that taried at home, diuided the spoile.

13Though ye haue lien among the pots, yet shall yee bee as the wings of a doue, couered with siluer, and her feathers with yellow gold.

14When the Almighty scattered Kings in it, it was white as snow in Salmon.

15The hil of God is as the hill of Bashan, an high hill as the hill of Bashan.

16Why leape ye, ye high hilles? this is the Hil which God desireth to dwell in, yea the Lord will dwel in it for euer.

17The chariots of God are twentie thousand, euen thousands of Angels: the Lord is among them as in Sinai, in the holy place.

18Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast ledde captiuitie captiue, thou hast receiued giftes for men; yea, for the rebellious also, that the Lord God might dwell among them.

19Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth vs with benefits, euen the God of our saluation. Selah.

20Hee that is our God, is the God of saluation; and vnto God the Lord belong the issues from death.

21But God shall wound the head of his enemies: and the hairy scalpe of such a one as goeth on still in his trespasses.

22The Lord said, I will bring againe from Bashan, I will bring my people againe from the depthes of the sea:

23That thy foote may be dipped in the blood of thine enemies, and the tongue of thy dogges in the same.

24They haue seene thy goings, O God, euen the goings of my God, my King, in the Sanctuarie.

25The singers went before, the players on instruments followed after; amongst them were the damosels playing with timbrels.

26Blesse yee God, in the Congregations, euen the Lord, from the fountaine of Israel.

27There is little Beniamin with their ruler, the princes of Iudah and their Councill, the princes of Zebulun, and the princes of Naphtali.

28Thy God hath commanded thy strength: strengthen, O God, that which thou hast wrought for vs.

29Because of thy Temple at Ierusalem, shall kings bring presents vnto thee.

30Rebuke the company of spearemen, the multitude of the bulles, with the calues of the people, till euery one submit himselfe with pieces of siluer: scatter thou the people that delite in warre.

31Princes shall come out of Egypt, Ethiopia shall soone stretch out her hands vnto God.

32Sing vnto God, yee kingdomes of the earth: O sing praises vnto the Lord, Selah:

33To him that rideth vpon the heauens of heauens, which were of olde: loe, hee doeth send out his voice, and that a mightie voice.

34Ascribe yee strength vnto God: his excellencie is ouer Israel, and his strength is in the cloudes.

35O God, thou art terrible out of thy holy places: the God of Israel is he that giueth strength, and power vnto his people: blessed be God.

Chapter 69

1To the chiefe musician vpon Shoshannim, A Psalme of Dauid. Saue mee, O God, for the waters are come in vnto my soule.

2I sinke in deepe mire, where there is no standing: I am come into deepe waters, where the flouds ouerflow me.

3I am weary of my crying, my throate is dried: mine eyes faile while I waite for my God.

4They that hate mee without a cause, are moe then the haires of mine head: they that would destroy me, being mineenemies wrongfully, are mightie: then I restored that which I tooke not away.

5O God, thou knowest my foolishnesse; and my sinnes are not hidde from thee.

6Let not them that waite on thee, O Lord God of hostes, be ashamed for my sake: let not those that seeke thee, beconfounded for my sake, O God of Israel.

7Because for thy sake I haue borne reproch: shame hath couered my face.

8I am become a stranger vnto my brethren, and an aliant vnto my mothers children.

9For the zeale of thine house hath eaten mee vp; and the reproches of them that reproched thee, are fallen vpon me.

10When I wept, and chastened my soule with fasting, that was to my reproch.

11I made sackecloth also my garment: & I became a prouerbe to them.

12They that sit in the gate, speake against mee; and I was the song of the drunkards.

13But as for mee, my prayer is vnto thee, O Lord, in an acceptable time: O God, in the multitude of thy mercie heareme, in the trueth of thy saluation.

14Deliuer me out of the mire, and let me not sinke: let me bee deliuered from them that hate me, and out of thedeepe waters.

15Let not the water flood ouerflow me, neither let the deepe swallow mee vp, and let not the pit shut her mouth vponme.

16Heare me, O Lord, for thy louing kindnesse is good: turne vnto mee according to the multitude of thy tendermercies.

17And hide not thy face from thy seruant, for I am in trouble: heare me speedily.

18Draw nigh vnto my soule, and redeeme it: deliuer me because of mine enemies.

19Thou hast knowen my reproch and my shame and my dishonor: mine aduersaries are all before thee.

20Reproch hath broken my heart, and I am full of heauines: and I looked for some to take pitie, but there was none;and for comforters, but I found none.

21They gaue mee also gall for my meat, and in my thirst they gaue mee vineger to drinke.

22Let their table become a snare before them: and that which should haue bene for their welfare, let it become atrap.

23Let their eyes be darkened that they see not; and make their loines continually to shake.

24Powre out thine indignation vpon them, and let thy wrathfull anger take hold of them.

25Let their habitation be desolate, and let none dwell in their tents.

26For they persecute him whō thou hast smitten, and they talke to the griefe of those whom thou hast wounded.

27Adde iniquitie vnto their iniquitie: and let them not come into thy righteousnesse.

28Let them bee blotted out of the booke of the liuing, and not be written with the righteous.

29But I am poore, and sorowfull: let thy saluation (O God) set me vp on high.

30I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnifie him with thankesgiuing.

31This also shall please the Lord better then an oxe or bullocke that hath hornes and hoofes.

32The humble shall see this, and be glad: and your heart shall liue that seeke good.

33For the Lord heareth the poore, and despiseth not his prisoners.

34Let the heauen and earth praise him, the seas, and euery thing that moueth therein.

35For God will saue Sion, and will build the cities of Iudah, that they may dwell there, and haue it in possession.

36The seede also of his seruants shall inherit it: and they that loue his name shall dwell therein.

Chapter 70

1To the chiefe musician, a psalme of Dauid, to bring to remembrance. Make haste, O God, to deliuer mee, make haste to helpe me, O Lord.

2Let them be ashamed and confounded that seeke after my soule: let them be turned backward, and put to confusion, that desire my hurt.

3Let them be turned backe for a reward of their shame, that say, Aha, aha.

4Let all those that seeke thee, reioyce, and be glad in thee: and let such as loue thy saluation, say continually, Let God be magnified.

5But I am poore and needy, make haste vnto me, O God: Thou art my helpe and my deliuerer, O Lord make no tarrying.

Chapter 71

1In thee, O Lord, doe I put my trust, let me neuer be put to confusion.

2Deliuer mee in thy righteousnesse, and cause me to escape: incline thine eare vnto me, and saue me.

3Bee thou my strong habitation, whereunto I may continually resort: thou hast giuen commandement to saue mee, for thou art my rocke, and my fortresse.

4Deliuer me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, out of the hand of the vnrighteous, and cruel man.

5For thou art my hope, O Lord God: thou art my trust from my youth.

6By thee haue I bene holden vp from the wombe: thou art hee that tooke mee out of my mothers vowels, my praise shalbe continually of thee.

7I am as a wonder vnto many, but thou art my strong refuge.

8Let my mouth bee filled with thy praise, and with thy honour all the day.

9Cast me not off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength faileth.

10For mine enemies speake against mee: and they that lay waite for my soule, take counsell together,

11Saying, God hath forsaken him: persecute and take him, for there is none to deliuer him.

12O God, be not farre from mee: O my God, make haste for my helpe.

13Let them be confounded and consumed, that are aduersaries to my soule: let them bee couered with reproch and dishonour, that seeke my hurt.

14But I wil hope continually, and will yet praise thee more and more.

15My mouth shall shew foorth thy righteousnesse, and thy saluation all the day: for I know not the numbers thereof.

16I will goe in the strength of the Lord God: I will make mention of thy righteousnesse, euen of thine onely.

17O God, thou hast taught me from my youth: and hitherto haue I declared thy wonderous workes.

18Now also when I am old and gray headed, O God, forsake me not: vntill I haue shewed thy strength vnto this generation, and thy power to euery one that is to come.

19Thy righteousnes also, O God, is very high, who hast done great things: O God, who is like vnto thee?

20Thou which hast shewed mee great, and sore troubles, shalt quicken mee againe, and shalt bring mee vp againe from the depthes of the earth.

21Thou shalt increase my greatnesse, and comfort me on euery side.

22I will also praise thee with the psalterie, euen thy trueth, O my God: vnto thee will I sing withthe harpe, O thou Holy one of Israel.

23My lippes shall greatly reioyce when I sing vnto thee: and my soule, which thou hast redeemed.

24My tongue also shall talke of thy righteousnesse all the day long: for they are confounded, forthey are brought vnto shame, that seeke my hurt.

Chapter 72

1A Psalme for Solomon. Giue the King thy Iudgements, O God, and thy Righteousnesse vnto the Kings sonne.

2Hee shall iudge thy people with righteousnesse, and thy poore with iudgement.

3The mountaines shal bring peace to the people, and the litle hils, by righteousnesse.

4Hee shall iudge the poore of the people, he shall saue the children of the needie, and shallbreake in pieces the oppressour.

5They shall feare thee as long as the Sunne & Moone indure, throughout all generations.

6Hee shall come downe like raine vpon the mowen grasse: as showres that water the earth.

7In his dayes shall the righteous flourish: and abundance of peace so long as the Moone endureth.

8He shall haue dominion also from sea to sea, and from the riuer, vnto the ends of the earth.

9They that dwell in the wildernesse shall bowe before him: and his enemies shall licke the dust.

10The kings of Tarshish and of the Isles shall bring presents: the Kings of Sheba and Seba shalloffer gifts.

11Yea, all Kings shall fall downe before him: all nations shall serue him.

12For hee shall deliuer the needy when he crieth: the poore also, and him that hath no helper.

13He shal spare the poore and needy, and shall saue the soules of the needy.

14He shall redeeme their soule from deceit and violence: and precious shall their blood be in hissight.

15And he shall liue, and to him shalbe giuen of the gold of Sheba; prayer also shalbe made for himcontinually, and daily shall he be praised.

16There shalbe an handfull of corne in the earth vpon the top of the mountaines; the fruit thereofshall shake like Lebanon, and they of the citie shall flourish like grasse of the earth.

17His name shall endure for euer: his name shalbe continued as long as the sunne: and men shalbeblessed in him; all nations shall call him blessed.

18Blessed be the Lord God, the God of Israel, who only doth wonderous things.

19And blessed be his glorious name for euer, and let the whole earth be filled with his glory. Amen,and Amen.

20The prayers of Dauid the sonne of Iesse, are ended.

Chapter 73

1A Psalme of Asaph. Truely God is good to Israel, euen to such as are of a cleane heart.

2But as for mee, my feete were almost gone: my steps had well-nigh slipt.

3For I was enuious at the foolish, when I sawe the prosperity of the wicked.

4For there are no bands in their death: but their strength is firme.

5They are not in trouble as other men: neither are they plagued like other men.

6Therefore pride compasseth them about as a chaine: violence couereth them as a garment.

7Their eies stand out with fatnes: they haue more then heart could wish.

8They are corrupt, and speake wickedly concerning oppression: they speake loftily.

9They set their mouth against the heauens; and their tongue walketh through the earth.

10Therefore his people returne hither: and waters of a full cup are wrung out to them.

11And they say, How doth God know? and is there knowledge in the most High?

12Behold, these are the vngodly: who prosper in the world, they increase in riches.

13Uerily I haue cleansed my heart in vaine, and washed my hands in innocencie.

14For all the day long haue I bene plagued, and chastened euery morning.

15If I say, I will speake thus: behold, I should offend against the generation of thy children.

16When I thought to know this, it was too painfull for me,

17Untill I went into the Sanctuarie of God; then vnderstood I their end.

18Surely thou didst set them in slippery places: thou castedst them downe into destruction.

19How are they brought into desolation as in a moment? they are vtterly consumed with terrours.

20As a dreame when one awaketh; so, O Lord, when thou awakest thou shalt despise their image.

21Thus my heart was greeued, and I was pricked in my reines.

22So foolish was I, and ignorant: I was as a beast before thee.

23Neuerthelesse I am continually with thee: thou hast holden me by my right hand.

24Thou shalt guide me with thy counsell; and afterward receiue me to glory.

25Whom haue I in heauen but thee? and there is none vpon earth that I desire besides thee.

26My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for euer.

27For loe, they that are farre from thee, shall perish: thou hast destroyed all them that goe awhoring from thee.

28But it is good for me, to drawe neere to God: I haue put my trust in the Lord God, that I maydeclare all thy workes.

Chapter 74

1Maschil of Asaph. O God, why hast thou cast vs off for euer? why doeth thine anger smoke against the sheepe of thy pasture?

2Remember thy Congregation which thou hast purchased of olde: the rod of thine inheritance which thou hast redeemed, this mount Sion, wherein thou hast dwelt.

3Lift vp thy feete vnto the perpetuall desolations: euen all that the enemie hath done wickedly in the Sanctuarie.

4Thine enemies roare in the midst of thy congregations: they set vp their ensignes for signes.

5A man was famous according as he had lifted vp axes vpon the thicke trees.

6But now they breake downe the carued worke thereof at once, with axes and hammers.

7They haue cast fire into thy Sanctuary, they haue defiled by casting downe, the dwelling place of thy Nawe to the ground.

8They said in their hearts, Let vs destroy them together: they haue burnt vp all the Synagogues of God in the land.

9We see not our signes, there is no more any prophet, neither is there among vs any that knoweth howe long.

10O God, how long shall the aduersarie reproach? shall the enemie blaspheme thy Name for euer?

11Why withdrawest thou thy hand, euen thy right hand? plucke it out of thy bosome.

12For God is my King of old working saluation in the midst of the earth.

13Thou didst diuide the sea by thy strength: thou brakest the heads of the dragons in the waters.

14Thou brakest the heads of Leuiathan in pieces, and gauest him to bee meat to the people inhabiting the wildernesse.

15Thou didst cleaue the fountaine and the flood: thou driedst vp mightie riuers.

16The day is thine, the night also is thine: thou hast prepared the light and the sunne.

17Thou hast set all the borders of the earth: Thou hast made Summer and Winter.

18Remember this, that the enemie hath reproached, O Lord, and that the foolish people haue blasphemed thy Name.

19O deliuer not the soule of thy turtle doue vnto the multitude of the wicked forget not the Congregation of thy poore for euer.

20Haue respect vnto the couenant: for the darke places of the earth are full of the habitations of crueltie.

21O let not the oppressed returne ashamed: let the poore and needie praise thy name.

22Arise, O God, plead thine owne cause: remember how the foolish man reprocheth thee daily.

23Forget not the voyce of thine enemies: the tumult of those that rise vp against thee, increaseth continually.

Chapter 75

1To the chiefe musician Al-taschith, A Psalme or song of Asaph. Unto thee, O God, doe we giue thankes, vnto thee doe we giue thanks: for that thy name is nere, thy wonderous works declare.

2When I shall receiue the congregation, I will iudge vprightly.

3The earth and all the inhabitants thereof are dissolued: I beare vp the pillars of it. Selah.

4I said vnto the fooles, Deale not foolishly: and to the wicked, Lift not vp the horne.

5Lift not vp your horne on high: speake not with a stiffe necke.

6For promotion commeth neither from the East, nor from the West, nor from the South.

7But God is the iudge: he putteth downe one, and setteth vp another.

8For in the hand of the Lord there is a cup, and the wine is red: it is full of mixture, and he powreth out of the same: but the dregges thereof all the wicked of the earth shall wring them out, and drinke them.

9But I will declare for euer; I will sing praises to the God of Iacob.

10All the hornes of the wicked also will I cut off; but the hornes of the righteous shall be exalted.

Chapter 76

1To the chiefe musician on Neginoth, a Psalme or song of Asaph. In Iudah is God knowen: his name is great in Israel.

2In Salem also is his tabernacle, and his dwelling place in Sion.

3There brake he the arrowes of the bowe, the shield, and the sword, and the battell. Selah.

4Thou art more glorious and excellent then the mountaines of pray.

5The stout hearted are spoiled, they haue slept their sleepe: and none of the men of might haue found their hands.

6At thy rebuke, O God of Iacob, both the chariot and horse are cast into a dead sleepe.

7Thou, euen thou art to be feared; and who may stand in thy sight when once thou art angry?

8Thou didst cause iudgement to be heard from heauen: the earth feared and was still,

9When God arose to iudgement, to saue all the meeke of the earth. Selah.

10Surely the wrath of man shall praise thee: the remainder of wrath shalt thou restraine.

11Uowe, and pay vnto the Lord your God; let all that be round about him bring presents vnto him that ought to be feared.

12Hee shall cut off the spirit of princes: hee is terrible to the kings of the earth.

Chapter 77

1I cryed vnto God with my voice: euen vnto God with my voice, and he gaue eare vnto me.

2In the day of my trouble, I sought the Lord; my sore ranne in the night, and ceased not: my soule refused to be comforted.

3I remembred God, and was troubled: I complained, and my spirit was ouerwhelmed. Selah.

4Thou holdest mine eyes waking: I am so troubled that I cannot speake.

5I haue considered the dayes of old, the yeeres of auncient times.

6I call to remembrance my song in the night: I commune with mine owne heart, and my spirit made diligent search.

7Will the Lord cast off for euer? and will hee be fauourable no more?

8Is his mercy cleane gone for euer? doth his promise faile for euermore?

9Hath God forgotten to be gracious? hath he in anger shut vp his tender mercies? Selah.

10And I sayd, This is my infirmitie: but I will remember the yeeres of the right hand of the most high.

11I will remember the workes of the Lord: surely I will remember thy wonders of old.

12I will meditate also of all thy worke, and talke of thy doings.

13Thy way, O God, is in the Sanctuarie: who is so great a God, as our God?

14Thou art the God that doest wonders; thou hast declared thy strength among the people.

15Thou hast with thine arme redeemed thy people, the sonnes of Iacob and Ioseph. Selah.

16The waters saw thee, O God, the waters saw thee: they were afraid; the depths also were troubled.

17The cloudes powred out water, the skies sent out a sound; thine arrowes also went abroad.

18The voice of thy thunder was in the heauen: the lightnings lightned the world, the earth trembled and shooke.

19Thy way is in the sea, and thy path in the great waters: and thy foot-steps are not knowen.

20Thou leddest thy people like a flock, by the hand of Moses and Aaron.

Chapter 78

1Giue eare, O my people, to my Lawe: incline your eares to the wordes of my mouth.

2I will open my mouth in a parable: I wil vtter darke sayings of old:

3Which we haue heard, & knowen: and our fathers haue told vs.

4We will not hide them from their children, shewing to the generation to come, the praises of the Lord: and his strength, and his wonderful works that he hath done.

5For he established a Testimony in Iacob, and appointed a Law in Israel, which he commaunded our fathers: that they should make them knowen to their children.

6That the generation to come might know them, euen the children which should be borne: who should arise and declare them to their children:

7That they might set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God: but keepe his Commandements,

8And might not bee as their fathers, a stubborne and rebellious generation, a generation that set not their heart aright: and whose spirit was not stedfast with God.

9The children of Ephraim being armed, and carying bowes, turned backe in the day of battell.

10They kept not the couenant of God: and refused to walke in his Law:

11And forgat his workes: and his wonders that he had shewed them.

12Marueilous things did he in the sight of their fathers: in the land of Egypt, in the field of Zoan.

13Hee diuided the Sea, and caused them to passe through: and he made the waters to stand as an heape.

14In the day time also he led them with a cloud: and all the night with a light of fire.

15Hee claue the rockes in the wildernes: and gaue them drinke as out of the great depthes.

16Hee brought streames also out of the rocke, and caused waters to runne downe like riuers.

17And they sinned yet more against him: by prouoking the most High in the wildernes.

18And they tempted God in their heart: by asking meat for their lust.

19Yea, they spake against God: they said, Can God furnish a table in the wildernes?

20Behold, he smote the rocke, that the waters gushed out, & the streames ouerflowed; can he giue bread also? can he prouide flesh for his people?

21Therefore the Lord heard this, and was wroth, so a fire was kindled against Iacob: and anger also came vp against Israel.

22Because they beleeued not in God: and trusted not in his saluation:

23Though he had commanded the cloudes from aboue: and opened the doores of heauen:

24And had rained downe Manna vpon them to eate, and had giuen them of the corne of heauen.

25Man did eate Angels food: hee sent them meat to the full.

26He caused an East wind to blow in the heauen: and by his power hee brought in the South wind.

27He rained flesh also vpon them as dust: and feathered soules like as the sand of the sea.

28And hee let it fall in the midst of their campe, round about their habitations.

29So they did eate, & were well filled: for he gaue them their owne desire.

30They were not estranged from their lust: but while their meate was yet in their mouthes,

31The wrath of God came vpon them, and slew the fattest of them: and smote downe the chosen men of Israel.

32For all this they sinned still: and beleeued not for his wondrous works.

33Therefore their dayes did he consume in vanitie, and their yeeres in trouble.

34When hee slew them, then they sought him: and they returned, and inquired early after God.

35And they remembred that God was their rocke: and the high God, their redeemer.

36Neuerthelesse they did flatter him with their mouth: and they lyed vnto him with their tongues.

37For their heart was not right with him: neither were they stedfast in his couenant.

38But hee being full of compassion, forgaue their iniquity, and destroyed them not; yea many a time turned he his anger away, and did not stirre vp all his wrath.

39For he remembred that they were but flesh; a wind that passeth away, and commeth not againe.

40How oft did they prouoke him in the wildernesse: and grieue him in the desert?

41Yea they turned backe and tempted God: and limited the holy one of Israel.

42They remembred not his hand: nor the day when hee deliuered them from the enemie:

43How he had wrought his signes in Egypt: and his wonders in the field of Zoan:

44And had turned their riuers into blood: and their flouds, that they could not drinke.

45Hee sent diuers sorts of flies among them, which deuoured them: and frogges which destroyed them.

46He gaue also their increase vnto the caterpiller: and their labour vnto the locust.

47He destroyed their vines with haile: and their Sycomore trees with frost.

48He gaue vp their cattel also to the haile: and their flockes to hot thunder-bolts.

49He cast vpon them the fiercenesse of his anger, wrath and indignation, and trouble: by sending euill angels among them.

50He made a way to his anger, hee spared not their soule from death: but gaue their life ouer to the pestilence.

51And smote all the first borne in Egypt: the chiefe of their strength in the tabernacles of Ham:

52But made his owne people to goe forth like sheepe: and guided them in the wildernesse like a flocke.

53And he led them on safely, so that they feared not: but the sea ouerwhelmed their enemies.

54And he brought them to the border of his sanctuarie: euen to this mountaine which his right hand had purchased.

55He cast out the heathen also before them, and diuided them an inheritance by line: and made the tribes of Israel to dwell in their tents.

56Yet they tempted and prouoked the most high God: and kept not his testimonies:

57But turned backe, and dealt vnfaithfully like their fathers: they were turned aside like a deceitfull bowe.

58For they prouoked him to anger with their high places: and moued him to ielousie with their grauen images.

59When God heard this, hee was wroth, and greatly abhorred Israel:

60So that he forsooke the tabernacle of Shiloh: the tent which he placed among men,

61And deliuered his strength into captiuitie: and his glory into the enemies hand.

62He gaue his people ouer also vnto the sword: and was wroth with his inheritance.

63The fire consumed their young men: and their maidens were not giuen to mariage.

64Their priests fell by the sword: and their widowes made no lamentation.

65Then the Lord awaked as one out of sleepe: and like a mighty man that shouteth by reason of wine.

66And he smote his enemies in the hinder parts: he put them to a perpetuall reproch.

67Moreouer he refused the tabernacle of Ioseph: and chose not the tribe of Ephraim.

68But chose the tribe of Iudah: the mount Sion which he loued.

69And he built his sanctuarie like high palaces: like the earth which he hath established for euer.

70He chose Dauid also his seruant, and tooke him from the sheepe-folds:

71From following the ewes great with young, hee brought him to feed Iacob his people, and Israel his inheritance.

72So he fed them according to the integritie of his heart: and guided them by the skilfulnesse of his hands.

Chapter 79

1A psalme of Asaph. O God, the heathen are come into thine, inheritance, thy holy temple haue they defiled: they haue layd Ierusalem on heapes.

2The dead bodies of thy seruants haue they giuen to bee meate vnto the foules of the heauen: the flesh of thy Saints vnto the beasts of the earth.

3Their blood haue they shed like water round about Ierusalem: and there was none to burie them.

4We are become a reproach to our neighbours: a scorne and derision to them that are round about vs.

5How long, Lord, wilt thou be angry, for euer? shall thy ielousie burne like fire?

6Powre out thy wrath vpon the heathen that haue not knowen thee, and vpon the kingdomes that haue not called vpon thy name.

7For they haue deuoured Iacob: and laid waste his dwelling place.

8O remember not against vs former iniquities, let thy tender mercies speedily preuent vs: for we are brought very low.

9Helpe vs, O God of our saluation, for the glory of thy Name: and deliuer vs, and purge away our sinnes for thy Names sake.

10Wherfore should the heathen say, Where is their God? let him be knowen among the heathen in our sight by the reuenging of the blood of thy seruants which is shed.

11Let the sighing of the prisoner come before thee, according to the greatnesse of thy power: preserue thou those that are appointed to die.

12And render vnto our neighbours seuen fold into their bosome, their reproach wherewith they haue reproched thee, O Lord.

13So we thy people and sheepe of thy pasture, will giue thee thankes for euer: we will shew forth thy praise to all generations.

Chapter 80

1To the chiefe Musician vpon Shoshannim Eduth, A Psalme of Asaph. Giue eare, shepheard of Israel, thou that leadest Ioseph like a flocke, thou that dwellest betweene the Cherubims, shine forth.

2Before Ephraim and Beniamin, and Manasseh, stirre vp thy strength: and come and saue vs.

3Turne vs againe, O God: and cause thy face to shine, and we shall bee saued.

4O Lord God of hosts, how long wilt thou bee angry against the prayer of thy people?

5Thou feedest them with the bread of teares: and giuest them teares to drinke in great measure.

6Thou makest vs a strife vnto our neighbours: and our enemies laugh among themselues.

7Turne vs againe, O God of hosts, and cause thy face to shine, and we shall be saued.

8Thou hast brought a vine out of Egypt: thou hast cast out the heathen, and planted it.

9Thou preparedst roome before it: and didst cause it to take deepe root, and it filled the land.

10The hilles were couered with the shadow of it, and the boughs thereof were like the goodly cedars.

11She sent out her boughs vnto the Sea: and her branches vnto the riuer.

12Why hast thou then broken downe her hedges: so that all they which passe by the way, doe plucke her?

13The boare out of the wood doth waste it: and the wild beast of the field doth deuoure it.

14Returne, we beseech thee, O God of hosts: looke downe from heauen, and behold, and visit this vine:

15And the vineyard which thy right hand hath planted: and the branch that thou madest strong for thy selfe.

16It is burnt with fire, it is cut downe: they perish at the rebuke of thy countenance.

17Let thy hand be vpon the man of thy right hand: vpon the sonne of man, whom thou madest strong for thy selfe.

18So will not wee goe backe from thee: quicken vs, and we will call vpon thy Name.

19Turne vs againe, O Lord God of hosts, cause thy face to shine, and wee shall be saued.

Chapter 81

1To the chiefe Musician vpon Gittith. A Psalme of Asaph. Sing alowd vnto God our strength: make a ioyfull noise vnto the God of Iacob.

2Take a Psalme, and bring hither the timbrell: the pleasant harpe with the psalterie.

3Blow vp the trumpet in the new Moone: in the time appointed on our solemne feast day.

4For this was a Statute for Israel: and a Law of the God of Iacob.

5This he ordained in Ioseph for a testimonie, when he went out through the land of Egypt: where I heard a language, that I vnderstood not.

6I remoued his shoulder from the burden: his handes were deliuered from the pots.

7Thou calledst in trouble, and I deliuered thee, I answered thee in the secret place of thunder: I proued thee at the waters of Meribah. Selah.

8Heare, O my people, and I will testifie vnto thee: O Israel, if thou wilt hearken vnto me:

9There shall no strange God be in thee: neither shalt thou worship any strange God.

10I am the Lord thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt: open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it.

11But my people would not hearken to my voice: and Israel would none of me.

12So I gaue them vp vnto their owne hearts lust: and they walked in in their owne counsels.

13O that my people had hearkned vnto me: and Israel had walked in my wayes!

14I should soone haue subdued their enemies, and turned my hand against their aduersaries.

15The haters of the Lord should haue submitted themselues vnto him: but their time should haue endured for euer.

16Hee should haue fedde them also with the finest of the wheat: and with honie out of the rocke, should I haue satisfied thee.

Chapter 82

1A Psalme of Asaph. God standeth in the Congregation of the mightie: hee iudgeth among the gods.

2How long will yee iudge vniustly: and accept the persons of the wicked? Selah.

3Defend the poore and fatherlesse: doe iustice to the afflicted and needie.

4Deliuer the poore and needy: rid them out of the hand of the wicked.

5They know not, neither wil they vnderstand; they walke on in darknes: all the foundations of the earth are out of course.

6I haue said, Ye are gods: and all of you are children of the most High:

7But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the Princes.

8Arise, O God, iudge the earth: for thou shalt inherite all nations.

Chapter 83

1A song or Psalme of Asaph. Keepe not thou silence, O God: hold not thy peace, and be not still, O God.

2For loe, thine enemies make a tumult: and they that hate thee, haue lift vp the head.

3They haue taken craftie counsell against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden ones.

4They haue said, Come, and let vs cut them off from being a nation: that the name of Israel may bee no more in remembrance.

5For they haue consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against thee.

6The tabernacles of Edom, and the Ishmaelites: of Moab, and the Hagarens.

7Gebal and Ammon, and Amalek: the Philistines, with the inhabitants of Tyre.

8Assur also is ioyned with them: they haue holpen the children of Lot. Selah.

9Doe vnto them as vnto the Midianites: as to Sisera, as to Iabin, at the brooke of Kison:

10Which perished at En-dor: they became as dung for the earth.

11Make their nobles like Oreb, and like Zeeb: yea all their princes as Zebah, and as Zalmunna:

12Who sayd, Let vs take to our selues, the houses of God in possession.

13O my God, make them like a wheele: as the stubble before the wind.

14As the fire burneth a wood: and as the flame setteth the mountaines on fire:

15So persecute them with thy tempest: and make them afraid with thy storme.

16Fill their faces with shame: that they may seeke thy name, O Lord.

17Let them be confounded and troubled for euer: yea let them be put to shame, and perish:

18That men may knowe, that thou, whose name alone is IEHOVAH: art the most High ouer all the earth.

Chapter 84

1To the chiefe musician vpon Gittith, a Psalme for the sonnes of Korah. How amiable are thy tabernacles, O Lord of hostes!

2My soule longeth, yea euen fainteth for the courts of the Lord: my heart and my flesh cryeth out for the liuing God.

3Yea the sparrowe hath found an house, and the swallow a nest for her selfe, where she may lay her young, euen thine altars, O Lord of hostes, my king and my God.

4Blessed are they that dwell in thy house: they wilbe still praysing thee. Selah.

5Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee: in whose heart are the wayes of them:

6Who passing through the valley of Baca, make it a well: the raine also filleth the pooles.

7They goe from strength to strength: euery one of them in Zion appeareth before God.

8O Lord God of hostes, heare my prayer: giue eare, O God of Iacob. Selah.

9Behold, O God our shield: and looke vpon the face of thine anointed.

10For a day in thy courts, is better then a thousand: I had rather be a doore keeper in the house of my God, then to dwell in the tents of wickednesse.

11For the Lord God is a sunne and shield: the Lord will giue grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walke vprightly.

12O Lord of hostes: blessed is the man that trusteth in thee.

Chapter 85

1To the chiefe musician, a Psalme for the sonnes of Korah. Lord, thou hast bene fauourable vnto thy land: thou hast brought backe the captiuity of Iacob.

2Thou hast forgiuen the iniquitie of thy people, thou hast couered all their sinne. Selah.

3Thou hast taken away all thy wrath: thou hast turned thy selfe from the fiercenesse of thine anger.

4Turne vs, O God of our saluation: and cause thine anger towards vs to cease.

5Wilt thou be angry with vs for euer? wilt thou drawe out thine anger to all generations?

6Wilt thou not reuiue vs againe: that thy people may reioyce in thee?

7Shew vs thy mercy, O Lord; and graunt vs thy saluation.

8I will heare what God the Lord will speake: for hee will speake peace vnto his people, and to his Saints: but let them not turne againe to folly.

9Surely his saluation is nigh them that feare him; that glory may dwell in our land.

10Mercy and truth are met together: righteousnesse and peace haue kissed each other.

11Truth shall spring out of the earth: and righteousnesse shall looke downe from heauen.

12Yea the Lord shall giue that which is good: and our land shall yeeld her increase.

13Righteousnes shall go before him: and shall set vs in the way of his steps.

Chapter 86

1A prayer of Dauid. Bow downe thine eare, O Lord, heare me: for I am poore & needy.

2Preserue my soule, for I am holy: O thou my God, saue thy seruant, that trusteth in thee.

3Be merciful vnto me, O Lord: for I cry vnto thee daily.

4Reioyce the soule of thy seruant: for vnto thee (O Lord) doe I lift vp my soule.

5For thou Lord art good, and ready to forgiue: and plenteous in mercie vnto all them that call vpon thee.

6Giue eare O Lord, vnto my prayer: and attend to the voice of my supplications.

7In the day of my trouble I will call vpon thee: for thou wilt answere mee.

8Among the gods there is none like vnto thee (O Lord:) neither are there any workes like vnto thy workes.

9All nations whom thou hast made, shall come and worship before thee, O Lord: and shall glorifie thy Name.

10For thou art great, and doest wonderous things: thou art God alone.

11Teach me thy way, O Lord, I will walke in thy trueth: vnite my heart to feare thy Name.

12I will praise thee, O Lord my God, with all my heart: and I wil glorifie thy Name for euermore.

13For great is thy mercy toward me: and thou hast deliuered my soule from the lowest hell.

14O God, the proud are risen against mee, and the assemblies of violent men haue sought after my soule: and haue not set thee before them.

15But thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious: long suffering, and plenteous in mercy and trueth.

16O turne vnto me, and haue mercie vpon me, giue thy strength vnto thy seruant: and saue the sonne of thine handmaid.

17Shew me a token for good, that they which hate me may see it, and bee ashamed: because thou, Lord, hast holpen me, and comforted me.

Chapter 87

1A Psalme or song for the sonnes of Korah. His foundation is in the holy mountaines.

2The Lord loueth the gates of Zion: more then all the dwellings of Iacob.

3Glorious things are spoken of thee, O Citie of God. Selah.

4I will make mention of Rahab, and Babylon, to them that know mee; behold Philistia, and Tyre, with Ethiopia: this man was borne there.

5And of Zion it shalbe said, This and that man was borne in her: and the highest himselfe shall establish her.

6The Lord shall count when he writeth vp the people: that this man was borne there. Selah.

7As wel the singers as the players on instruments shall bee there: all my springs are in thee.

Chapter 88

1A song or Psalme for the sonnes of Korah, to the chiefe Musician vpon Mahalath Leannoth, Maschil of Heman the Ezrahite. O Lord God of my saluation, I haue cried day and night before thee.

2Let my prayer come before thee: incline thine eare vnto my cry.

3For my soule is full of troubles: and my life draweth nigh vnto the graue.

4I am counted with them that go downe into the pit: I am as a man that hath no strength.

5Free among the dead, like the slaine that lie in the graue, whom thou remembrest no more: and they are cut off from thy hand.

6Thou hast laid me in the lowest pit: in darkenesse, in the deepes.

7Thy wrath lieth hard vpon me: and thou hast afflicted me with all thy waues. Selah.

8Thou hast put away mine acquaintance farre from mee: thou hast made me an abomination vnto them: I am shut vp, and I cannot come forth.

9Mine eye mourneth by reason of affliction, Lord, I haue called daily vpon thee: I haue stretched out my hands vnto thee.

10Wilt thou shew wonders to the dead? shal the dead arise and praise thee? Selah.

11Shall thy louing kindnesse be declared in the graue? or thy faithfulnesse in destruction?

12Shall thy wonders be knowen in the darke? and thy righteousnesse in the land of forgetfulnesse?

13But vnto thee haue I cried, O Lord, and in the morning shall my prayer preuent thee.

14Lord, why castest thou off my soule? why hidest thou thy face from me?

15I am afflicted and ready to die, from my youth vp: while I suffer thy terrours, I am distracted.

16Thy fierce wrath goeth ouer me: thy terrours haue cut me off.

17They came round about mee daily like water: they compassed mee about together.

18Louer and friend hast thou put farre from me: and mine acquaintance into darkenesse.

Chapter 89

1Maschil of Ethan the Ezrahite. I will sing of the mercies of the Lord for euer: with my mouth will I make knowen thy faithfulnesse to all generations.

2For I haue said, Mercie shall bee built vp for euer: thy faithfulnesse shalt thou establish in the very heauens.

3I haue made a couenant with my chosen: I haue sworne vnto Dauid my seruant.

4Thy seed will I stablish for euer: and build vp thy throne to all generations. Selah.

5And the heauens shall praise thy wonders, O Lord: thy faithfulnes also in the congregation of the Saints.

6For who in the heauen can be compared vnto the Lord? who among the sonnes of the mightie can be likened vnto the Lord?

7God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the Saints: and to bee had in reuerence of all them that are about him.

8O Lord God of hosts, who is a strong Lord like vnto thee? or to thy faithfulnesse round about thee?

9Thou rulest the raging of the sea: when the waues thereof arise; thou stillest them.

10Thou hast broken Rahab in pieces, as one that is slaine: thou hast scattered thine enemies with thy strong arme.

11The heauens are thine, the earth also is thine: as for the world and the fulnes thereof, thou hast founded them.

12The North and the South, thou hast created them: Tabor and Hermon shall reioyce in thy Name.

13Thou hast a mighty arme: strong is thy hand, and high is thy right hand.

14Iustice and iudgement are the habitation of thy throne: mercie and trueth shall goe before thy face.

15Blessed is the people that knowe the ioyfull sound: they shall walke O Lord in the light of thy countenance.

16In thy name shall they reioyce all the day: and in thy righteousnes shall they be exalted.

17For thou art the glory of their strength: and in thy fauour our horne shall be exalted.

18For the Lord is our defence: and the holy One of Israel is our king.

19Then thou spakest in vision to thy holy one, and saidst, I haue laid helpe vpon one that is mightie: I haue exalted one chosen out of the people.

20I haue found Dauid my seruant: with my holy oile haue I anointed him.

21With whome my hand shall bee established: mine arme also shall strengthen him.

22The enemie shall not exact vpon him: nor the sonne of wickednesse afflict him.

23And I will beate downe his foes before his face: and plague them that hate him.

24But my faithfulnesse and my mercy shalbe with him: and in my name shall his horne be exalted.

25I will set his hand also in the sea: and his right hand in the riuers.

26He shall crie vnto mee, Thou art my father: my God, and the rocke of my saluation.

27Also I will make him my first borne: higher then the kings of the earth.

28My mercy will I keepe for him for euermore: and my couenant shall stand fast with him.

29His seed also will I make to indure for euer: and his throne as the dayes of heauen.

30If his children forsake my lawe, and walke not in my iudgements;

31If they breake my statutes, and keepe not my commandements:

32Then will I visite their transgression with the rod, and their iniquitie with stripes.

33Neuerthelesse, my louing kindnesse will I not vtterly take from him: nor suffer my faithfulnesse to faile.

34My couenant will I not breake: nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lippes.

35Once haue I sworne by my holinesse; that I will not lye vnto Dauid.

36His seede shall endure for euer; and his throne as the sunne before me.

37It shalbe established for euer as the Moone: and as a faithfull witnesse in heauen. Selah.

38But thou hast cast off and abhorred: thou hast bene wroth with thine anointed.

39Thou hast made voyd the couenant of thy seruant: thou hast profaned his crowne, by casting it to the ground.

40Thou hast broken downe all his hedges: thou hast brought his strong holds to ruine.

41All that passe by the way; spoile him: hee is a reproach to his neighbours.

42Thou hast set vp the right hand of his aduersaries: thou hast made all his enemies to reioyce.

43Thou hast also turned the edge of his sword: and hast not made him to stand in the battaile.

44Thou hast made his glory to cease: and cast his throne downe to the ground.

45The dayes of his youth hast thou shortned: thou hast couered him with shame. Selah.

46How long, Lord, wilt thou hide thy selfe, for euer? shall thy wrath burne like fire?

47Remember how short my time is: wherefore hast thou made all men in vaine?

48What man is he that liueth, and shall not see death? shall he deliuer his soule from the hand of the graue? Selah.

49Lord, where are thy former louing kindnesses, which thou swarest vnto Dauid in thy trueth?

50Remember (Lord) the reproach of thy seruants: how I doe beare in my bosome the reproache of all the mighty people.

51Wherewith thine enemies haue reproached, O Lord: wherewith they haue reproached the foote-steppes of thine Annointed.

52Blessed be the Lord for euermore, Amen, and Amen.

Chapter 90

1A prayer of Moses the man of God. Lord, thou hast bene our dwelling place in all generations.

2Before the mountaines were broughtforth, or euer thou hadst formed the earth and the world: euen from euerlasting to euerlasting thou art God.

3Thou turnest man to destruction: and sayest, Returne yee children of men.

4For a thousand yeeres in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past: and as a watch in the night.

5Thou carriest them away as with a flood, they are as a sleepe: in the morning they are like grasse which groweth vp.

6In the morning it flourisheth, and groweth vp: in the euening it is cut downe, and withereth.

7For we are consumed by thine anger: and by thy wrath are we troubled.

8Thou hast set our iniquities before thee: our secret sinnes in the light of thy countenance.

9For all our dayes are passed away in thy wrath: we spend our yeeres as a tale that is told.

10The dayes of our yeres are threescore yeeres and ten, and if by reason of strength they be fourescore yeeres, yet is their strength labour and sorrow: for it is soone cut off, and we flie away.

11Who knoweth the power of thine anger? euen according to thy feare, so is thy wrath.

12So teach vs to number our daies: that wee may apply our hearts vnto wisedome.

13Returne (O Lord) how long? and let it repent thee concerning thy seruants.

14O satisfie vs early with thy mercie: that we may reioyce, and be glad all our dayes.

15Make vs glad according to the dayes wherein thou hast afflicted vs: and the yeeres wherein we haue seene euil.

16Let thy worke appeare vnto thy seruants: and thy glory vnto their children.

17And let the beautie of the Lord our God be vpon vs, and establish thou the worke of our hands vpon vs: yea, the work of our hands establish thou it.

Chapter 91

1He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most high: shall abide vnder the shadow of the Almightie.

2I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge, and my fortresse: my God, in him will I trust.

3Surely he shall deliuer thee from the snare of the fouler: and from the noisome pestilence.

4Hee shall couer thee with his feathers, and vnder his wings shalt thou trust: his trueth shall bee thy shield and buckler.

5Thou shalt not bee afraid for the terrour by night: nor for the arrow that flieth by day:

6Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darknes: nor for the destruction, that wasteth at noone-day.

7A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand: but it shall not come nigh thee.

8Onely with thine eyes shalt thou behold: & see the reward of the wicked.

9Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, euen the most High, thy habitation:

10There shall no euill befall thee: neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.

11For hee shall giue his Angels charge ouer thee: to keepe thee in all thy wayes.

12They shall beare thee vp in their hands: lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.

13Thou shalt tread vpon the Lion, and adder: the yong Lion and the dragon shalt thou trample vnder feete.

14Because he hath set his loue vpon me, therefore will I deliuer him: I wil set him on high, because hee hath knowen my Name.

15He shall call vpon me, and I will answere him: I will bee with him in trouble, I will deliuer him, and honour him.

16With long life wil I satisfie him: and shew him my saluation.

Chapter 92

1A Psalme or song for the Sabbath day. It is a good thing to giue thanks vnto the Lord, and to sing praises vnto thy Name, O most High:

2To shew foorth thy louing kindnesse in the morning: and thy faithfulnesse euery night:

3Upon an instrument of tenne strings, and vpon the psalterie: vpon the harpe with a solemne sound.

4For thou, Lord, hast made me glad through thy worke: I will triumph in the workes of thy hands.

5O Lord, how great are thy workes! and thy thoughts are very deepe.

6A brutish man knoweth not: neither doeth a foole vnderstand this.

7When the wicked spring as the grasse, and when all the workers of iniquitie doe flourish: it is that they shall be destroyed for euer.

8¶ But thou, Lord, art most high for euermore.

9For loe, thine enemies, O Lord, for loe, thine enemies shall perish: all the workers of iniquity shalbe scattred.

10But my horne shalt thou exalt like the horne of an vnicorne: I shalbe anointed with fresh oyle.

11Mine eye also shall see my desire on mine enemies: and mine eares shall heare my desire of the wicked that rise vp against me.

12The righteous shal flourish like the palme tree: hee shall growe like a cedar in Lebanon.

13Those that be planted in the house of the Lord, shall flourish in the courts of our God.

14They shal still bring forth fruit in old age: they shalbe fat, & flourishing:

15To shew that the Lord is vpright: hee is my rocke, and there is no vnrighteousnesse in him.

Chapter 93

1The Lord reigneth, he is clothed with Maiestie, the Lord is clothed with strength, wherewith hee hath girded himselfe: the world also is stablished, that it cannot be moued.

2Thy throne is established of old: thou art from euerlasting.

3The floods haue lifted vp, O Lord, the floods haue lifted vp their voice: the floods lift vp their waues.

4The Lord on high is mightier then the noise of many waters, yea then the mightie waues of the Sea.

5Thy testimonies are very sure: holinesse becommeth thine house, O Lord, for euer.

Chapter 94

1O Lord God, to whome vengeance belongeth: O God to whome vengeance belongeth, shew thy selfe.

2Lift vp thy selfe, thou iudge of the earth: render a reward to the proud.

3Lord, how long shall the wicked? how long shall the wicked triumph?

4How long shal they vtter, and speake hard things? and all the workers of iniquitie boast themselues?

5They breake in pieces thy people, O Lord: and afflict thine heritage.

6They slay the widowe and the stranger: and murder the fatherlesse.

7Yet they say, The Lord shall not see: neither shall the God of Iacob regard it.

8Understand, yee brutish among the people: and ye fooles, when will ye be wise?

9He that planted the eare, shall he not heare? he that formed the eye, shall he not see?

10He that chastiseth the heathen, shall not he correct? hee that teacheth man knowledge, shall not he know?

11The Lord knoweth the thoughts of man: that they are vanitie.

12Blessed is the man whome thou chastenest, O Lord: and teachest him out of thy Law:

13That thou mayest giue him rest from the dayes of aduersitie: vntill the pit be digged for the wicked.

14For the Lord will not cast off his people: neither will he forsake his inheritance.

15But iudgement shall returne vnto righteousnesse: and all the vpright in heart shall follow it.

16Who will rise vp for mee against the euill doers? or who will stand vp for me against the workers of iniquitie?

17Unlesse the Lord had bene my helpe: my soule had almost dwelt in silence.

18When I said, My foote slippeth: thy mercie, O Lord, held me vp.

19In the multitude of my thoughts within me, thy comforts delight my soule.

20Shal the throne of iniquitie haue fellowship with thee: which frameth mischiefe by a lawe?

21They gather themselues together against the soule of the righteous: and condemne the innocent blood.

22But the Lord is my defence: and my God is the rocke of my refuge.

23And hee shall bring vpon them their owne iniquitie, and shall cut them off in their owne wickednesse: yea the Lord our God shall cut them off.

Chapter 95

1O come, let vs sing vnto the Lord: let vs make a ioyfull noise to the rocke of our saluation.

2Let vs come before his presence with thanksgiuing: and make a ioyfull noise vnto him with psalmes.

3For the Lord is a great God: and a great king aboue all Gods.

4In his hand are the deepe places of the earth: the strength of the hilles is his also.

5The sea is his, and he made it: and his hands formed the dry land.

6O come, let vs worship and bowe downe: let vs kneele before the Lord our maker.

7For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheepe of his hand: to day if yee will heare his voyce,

8Harden not your heart, as in the prouocation: and as in the day of temptation, in the wildernesse:

9When your fathers tempted me: proued me, and sawe my worke.

10Fortie yeeres long was I grieued with this generation: and sayd, It is a people that doe erre in their heart: and they haue not knowen my wayes.

11Unto whom I sware in my wrath: that they should not enter into my rest.

Chapter 96

1O sing vnto the Lord a new song: sing vnto the Lord all the earth.

2Sing vnto the Lord, blesse his name: shew forth his saluation from day to day.

3Declare his glory among the heathen: his wonders among all people.

4For the Lord is great, and greatly to be praised: hee is to be feared aboue all Gods.

5For all the gods of the nations are idoles: but the Lord made the heauens.

6Honour and maiestie are before him: strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.

7Giue vnto the Lord (O yee kinreds of the people:) giue vnto the Lord glory and strength.

8Giue vnto the Lord the glory due vnto his name: bring an offering, and come into his courts.

9O worship the Lord, in the beautie of holinesse: feare before him all the earth.

10Say among the heathen, that the Lord reigneth: the world also shalbe established that it shall not be moued: he shall iudge the people righteously.

11Let the heauens reioyce, and let the earth be glad: let the sea roare, and the fulnesse thereof.

12Let the field be ioyfull, and all that is therein: then shall all the trees of the wood reioyce

13Before the Lord, for hee commeth, for hee commeth to iudge the earth: hee shall iudge the world with righteousnesse, and the people with his trueth.

Chapter 97

1The Lord raigneth, let the earth reioyce: let the multitude of Isles bee glad thereof.

2Clouds and darkenesse are round about him: righteousnesse and iudgement are the habitation of his throne.

3A fire goeth before him: and burneth vp his enemies round about.

4His lightnings inlightned the world: the earth sawe, and trembled.

5The hilles melted like waxe at the presence of the Lord: at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.

6The heauens declare his righteousnesse: and all the people see his glory.

7Confounded be all they that serue grauen images, that boast themselues of idoles: worship him all yee gods.

8Sion heard, and was glad, and the daughters of Iudah reioyced: because of thy iudgements, O Lord.

9For thou, Lord, art high aboue all the earth: thou art exalted farre aboue all gods.

10Yee that loue the Lord, hate euil; hee preserueth the soules of his Saints: hee deliuereth them out of the hand of the wicked.

11Light is sowen for the righteous: and gladnesse for the vpright in heart.

12Reioyce in the Lord, ye righteous: and giue thanks at the remembrance of his holinesse.

Chapter 98

1A Psalme. O sing vnto the Lord a New song, for hee hath done marueilous things: his right hand, and his holy arme hath gotten him the victorie.

2The Lord hath made knowen his saluation: his righteousnesse hath hee openly shewed in the sight of the heathen.

3Hee hath remembred his mercie and his trueth toward the house of Israel: all the ends of the earth haue seene the saluation of our God.

4Make a ioyfull noise vnto the Lord, all the earth: make a lowd noise, and reioyce, and sing praise.

5Sing vnto the Lord with the harpe: with the harpe, and the voice of a Psalme.

6With trumpets and sound of cornet: make a ioyfull noise before the Lord, the King.

7Let the sea roare, and the fulnesse thereof: the world, and they that dwell therein.

8Let the floods clap their handes: let the hilles be ioyfull together

9Before the Lord, for he commeth to iudge the earth: with righteousnesse shall hee iudge the world, and the people with equitie.

Chapter 99

1The Lord raigneth, let the people tremble: he sitteth betweene the Cherubims, let the earth bee mooued.

2The Lord is great in Zion: and he is high aboue all people.

3Let them praise thy great and terrible Name: for it is holy.

4The Kings strength also loueth iudgement, thou doest establish equitie: thou executest iudgement and righteousnes in Iacob.

5Exalt yee the Lord our God, and worship at his footstoole: for he is holy.

6Moses and Aaron among his Priests, and Samuel among them that call vpon his Name: they called vpon the Lord, and he answered them.

7He spake vnto them in the cloudie pillar: they kept his Testimonies, and the Ordinance that he gaue them.

8Thou answeredst them, O Lord our God: thou wast a God that forgauest them, though thou tookest vengeance of their inuentions.

9Exalt the Lord our God, and worship at his holy hill: for the Lord our God is holy.

Chapter 100

1A Psalme of praise. Make a ioyfull noise vnto the Lord, all ye lands.

2Serue the Lord with gladnes: come before his presence with singing.

3Know ye that the Lord, hee is God, it is he that hath made vs, and not we our selues: wee are his people, and the sheepe of his pasture.

4Enter into his gates with thanksgiuing, and into his Courts with praise: bee thankfull vnto him, and blesse his Name.

5For the Lord is good, his mercy is euerlasting: and his trueth endureth to all generations.

Chapter 101

1A Psalme of Dauid. I will sing of Mercie and Iudgement: vnto thee, O Lord, wil I sing.

2I will behaue my selfe wisely in a perfect way, O when wilt thou come vnto me? I will walke within my house with a perfect heart.

3I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the worke of them that turne aside, it shal not cleaue to me.

4A froward heart shall depart from me, I will not knowe a wicked person.

5Whoso priuily slandereth his neighbour, him will I cut off: him that hath an high looke, and a proud heart, will not I suffer.

6Mine eyes shall be vpon the faithfull of the land, that they may dwell with me: he that walketh in a perfect way, he shall serue me.

7He that worketh deceit, shall not dwell within my house: he that telleth lies shall not tarie in my sight.

8I will earely destroy all the wicked of the land: that I may cut off all wicked doers from the citie of the Lord.

Chapter 102

1A prayer of the afflicted when he is ouerwhelmed, and powreth out his complaint before the Lord. Heare my prayer, O Lord: and let my crie come vnto thee.

2Hide not thy face from me in the day when I am in trouble, incline thine eare vnto me: in the day when I call, answere mee speedily.

3For my dayes are consumed like smoke: and my bones are burnt as an hearth.

4My heart is smitten, and withered like grasse: so that I forget to eate my bread.

5By reason of the voice of my groning, my bones cleaue to my skinne.

6I am like a Pelican of the wildernes: I am like an owle of the desert.

7I watch, and am as a sparowe alone vpon the house top.

8Mine enemies reproch me all the day: and they that are mad against me, are sworne against me.

9For I haue eaten ashes like bread: and mingled my drinke with weeping.

10Because of thine indignation and thy wrath: for thou hast lifted me vp, and cast me downe.

11My dayes are like a shadow, that declineth: & I am withered like grasse.

12But thou, O Lord, shalt endure for euer: and thy remembrance vnto all generations.

13Thou shalt arise, and haue mercie vpon Zion: for the time to fauour her, yea the set time is come.

14For thy seruants take pleasure in her stones: and fauour the dust therof.

15So the heathen shall feare the Name of the Lord: and all the kings of the earth thy glory.

16When the Lord shall build vp Zion: he shall appeare in his glory.

17He will regard the prayer of the destitute, and not despise their prayer.

18This shall be written for the generation to come: and the people which shall be created, shall praise the Lord.

19For hee hath looked downe from the height of his Sanctuarie: from heauen did the Lord beholde the earth:

20To heare the groning of the prisoner: to loose those that are appointed to death:

21To declare the Name of the Lord in Zion: and his praise in Ierusalem:

22When the people are gathered together: and the kingdomes to serue the Lord.

23He weakened my strength in the way: he shortened my dayes.

24I said, O my God, take me not away in the midst of my dayes: thy yeres are throughout all generations.

25Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heauens are the worke of thy hands.

26They shall perish, but thou shalt indure, yea all of them shall waxe old like a garment: as a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shalbe changed.

27But thou art the same: and thy yeeres shall haue no end.

28The children of thy seruants shal continue: and their seed shall be established before thee.

Chapter 103

1A Psalme of Dauid. Blesse the Lord, O my soule: and all that is within me, blesse his holy Name.

2Blesse the Lord, O my soule: & forget not all his benefits.

3Who forgiueth all thine iniquities: who healeth all thy diseases.

4Who redeemeth thy life from destruction: who crowneth thee with louing kindnesse and tender mercies.

5Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things: so that thy youth is renewed like the Eagles.

6The Lord executeth righteousnesse: and iudgement for all that are oppressed.

7He made knowen his wayes vnto Moses: his actes vnto the children of Israel.

8The Lord is mercifull and gracious: slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.

9Hee will not alwayes chide: neither will he keepe his anger for euer.

10Hee hath not dealt with vs after our sinnes: nor rewarded vs according to our iniquities.

11For as the heauen is high aboue the earth: so great is his mercy toward them that feare him.

12As farre as the East is from the West: so farre hath hee remooued our transgressions from vs.

13Like as a father pitieth his children: so the Lord pitieth them that feare him.

14For he knoweth our frame: hee remembreth that we are dust.

15As for man, his dayes are as grasse: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth.

16For the winde passeth ouer it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more.

17But the mercy of the Lord is from euerlasting to euerlasting vpon them that feare him: and his righteousnesse vnto childrens children:

18To such as keepe his couenant: and to those that remember his commandements to doe them.

19The Lord hath prepared his throne in the heauens: and his kingdome ruleth ouer all.

20Blesse the Lord yee his Angels, that excell in strength, that do his commandements: hearkening vnto the voice of his word.

21Blesse ye the Lord all yee his hostes: ye ministers of his that doe his pleasure.

22Blesse the Lord all his works in all places of his dominion: blesse the Lord, O my soule.

Chapter 104

1Blesse the Lord, O my soule, O Lord my God, thou art very great: thou art clothed with honour and maiestie.

2Who couerest thy selfe with light, as with a garment: who stretchest out the heauens like a curtaine.

3Who layeth the beames of his chambers in the waters, who maketh the cloudes his charet: who walketh vpon the wings of the wind.

4Who maketh his Angels spirits: his ministers a flaming fire.

5Who laid the foundations of the earth: that it should not be remoued for euer.

6Thou coueredst it with the deepe as with a garment: the waters stood aboue the mountaines.

7At thy rebuke they fled: at the voice of thy thunder they hasted away.

8They go vp by the mountaines: they goe downe by the valleys vnto the place which thou hast founded for them.

9Thou hast set a bound that they may not passe ouer: that they turne not againe to couer the earth.

10He sendeth the springs into the valleys: which runne among the hilles.

11They giue drinke to euery beast of the field: the wild asses quench their thirst.

12By them shall the foules of the heauen haue their habitation: which sing among the branches.

13He watereth the hilles from his chambers: the earth is satisfied with the fruit of thy workes.

14He causeth the grasse to grow for the cattell, and herbe for the seruice of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth:

15And wine that maketh glad the heart of man, and oile to make his face to shine: and bread which strengtheneth mans heart.

16The trees of the Lord are full of sappe: the cedars of Lebanon which he hath planted.

17Where the birds make their nests: as for the Storke, the firre trees are her house.

18The hie hilles are a refuge for the wilde goates: and the rockes for the conies.

19He appointed the moone for seasons; the sunne knoweth his going downe.

20Thou makest darknesse, and it is night: wherein all the beasts of the forrest doe creepe forth.

21The young lyons roare after their pray: and seeke their meate from God.

22The sunne ariseth, they gather themselues together: and lay them downe in their dennes.

23Man goeth forth vnto his worke: and to his labour, vntill the euening.

24O Lord, how manifold are thy workes! in wisedome hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches.

25So is this great and wide Sea, wherein are things creeping innumerable: both small and great beasts.

26There goe the shippes; there is that Leuiathan, whom thou hast made to play therein.

27These waite all vpon thee: that thou mayest giue them their meate in due season.

28That thou giuest them, they gather: thou openest thine hand, they are filled with good.

29Thou hidest thy face, they are troubled, thou takest away their breath, they die: and returne to their dust.

30Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they are created: and thou renewest the face of the earth.

31The glory of the Lord shall endure for euer: the Lord shall reioyce in his workes.

32Hee looketh on the earth, and it trembleth; he toucheth the hilles, and they smoke.

33I will sing vnto the Lord as long as I liue: I will sing praise to my God, while I haue my being.

34My meditation of him shalbe sweete: I will be glad in the Lord.

35Let the sinners be consumed out of the earth, and let the wicked bee no more: blesse thou the Lord, O my soule. Praise yee the Lord.

Chapter 105

1O giue thankes vnto the Lord, call vpon his name: make knowen his deeds among the people.

2Sing vnto him; sing Psalmes vnto him: talke yee of all his wondrous workes.

3Glory yee in his holy name: let the heart of them reioyce, that seeke the Lord.

4Seeke the Lord, and his strength: seeke his face euermore.

5Remember his maruellous workes, that hee hath done: his wonders, and the iudgements of his mouth,

6O yee seede of Abraham his seruant: yee children of Iacob his chosen.

7He is the Lord our God: his iudgements are in all the earth.

8He hath remembred his couenant for euer: the word which he commanded to a thousand generations.

9Which couenant he made with Abraham, and his oath vnto Isaac:

10And confirmed the same vnto Iacob for a law: and to Israel for an euerlasting couenant:

11Saying, Unto thee will I giue the land of Canaan: the lot of your inheritance.

12When they were but a few men in number: yea very few, & strangers in it.

13When they went from one nation to another: from one kingdome to another people.

14He suffred no man to doe them wrong: yea he reproued kings for their sakes:

15Saying, Touch not mine anointed; and doe my Prophets no harme.

16Moreouer hee called for a famine vpon the land: he brake the whole staffe of bread.

17Hee sent a man before them: euen Ioseph, who was sold for a seruant.

18Whose feete they hurt with fetters: he was layd in iron.

19Untill the time that his word came: the word of the Lord tried him.

20The king sent and loosed him: euen the ruler of the people, and let him goe free.

21Hee made him lord of his house: and ruler of all his substance:

22To binde his princes at his pleasure: and teach his Senatours wisedome.

23Israel also came into Egypt: and Iacob soiourned in the land of Ham.

24And hee increased his people greatly: and made them stronger then their enemies.

25He turned their heart to hate his people: to deale subtilly with his seruants.

26Hee sent Moses his seruant: and Aaron whom he had chosen.

27They shewed his signes among them: and wonders in the land of Ham.

28Hee sent darknesse, and made it darke: and they rebelled not against his word.

29Hee turned their waters into blood: and slew their fish.

30The land brought foorth frogs in abundance: in the chambers of their kings.

31He spake, and there came diuers sorts of flies: and lice in all their coasts.

32Hee gaue them haile for raine: and flaming fire in their laud.

33Hee smote their Uines also, and their figge trees: and brake the trees of their coastes.

34He spake, and the locusts came: and catterpillers, and that without number,

35And did eate vp all the herbes in their land: and deuoured the fruite of their ground.

36Hee smote also all the first borne in their land: the chiefe of all their strength.

37Hee brought them foorth also with siluer and gold: and there was not one feeble person among their tribes.

38Egypt was glad when they departed: for the feare of them fell vpon them.

39He spread a cloud for a couering: and fire to giue light in the night.

40The people asked, and he brought quailes: and satisfied them with the bread of heauen.

41He opened the rocke, and the waters gushed out: they ranne in the dry places like a riuer.

42For he remembred his holy promise: and Abraham his seruant.

43And he brought forth his people with ioy: and his chosen with gladnesse:

44And gaue them the lands of the heathen: and they inherited the labour of the people:

45That they might obserue his statutes, and keepe his Lawes, Praise ye the Lord.

Chapter 106

1Praise ye the Lord. O giue thankes vnto the Lord, for he is good: for his mercie endureth for euer.

2Who can vtter the mighty acts of the Lord? who can shew foorth all his praise?

3Blessed are they that keepe iudgement: and he that doeth righteousnesse at all times.

4Remember me, O Lord, with the fauour that thou bearest vnto thy people: O visite me with thy saluation:

5That I may see the good of thy chosen, that I may reioyce in the gladnesse of thy nation: that I may glory with thine inheritance.

6Wee haue sinned with our fathers: we haue committed iniquitie, we haue done wickedly.

7Our fathers vnderstood not thy wonders in Egypt, they remembred not the multitude of thy mercies: but prouoked him at the sea, euen at the Red-sea.

8Neuerthelesse hee saued them for his Names sake: that hee might make his mighty power to be knowen.

9He rebuked the Red sea also, and it was dried vp: so hee led them through the depthes, as through the wildernes.

10And he saued them from the hand of him that hated them: and redeemed them from the hand of the enemie.

11And the waters couered their enemies: there was not one of them left.

12Then beleeued they his words: they sang his praise.

13They soone forgate his works: they waited not for his counsell:

14But lusted exceedingly in the wildernes: & tempted God in the desert.

15And he gaue them their request: but sent leannesse into their soule.

16They enuied Moses also in the campe: and Aaron the Saint of the Lord.

17The earth opened and swallowed vp Dathan: and couered the company of Abiram.

18And a fire was kindled in their company: the flame burnt vp the wicked.

19They made a calfe in Horeb: and worshipped the molten image.

20Thus they changed their glory, into the similitude of an oxe that eateth grasse.

21They forgate God their Sauiour: which had done great things in Egypt:

22Wonderous workes in the lande of Ham: and terrible things by the red Sea.

23Therefore he said that he would destroy them, had not Moses his chosen stood before him in the breach: to turne away his wrath, lest hee should destroy them.

24Yea, they despised the pleasant land: they beleeued not his word:

25But murmured in their tents: and hearkened not vnto the voyce of the Lord.

26Therefore he lifted vp his hande against them: to ouerthrow them in the wildernesse:

27To ouerthrow their seed also among the nations, and to scatter them in the lands.

28They ioyned themselues also vnto Baal-Peor: and ate the sacrifices of the dead.

29Thus they prouoked him to anger with their inuentions: and the plague brake in vpon them.

30Then stood vp Phinehas, and executed iudgement: and so the plague was stayed.

31And that was counted vnto him for righteousnesse: vnto all generations for euermore.

32They angred him also at the waters of strife: so that it went ill with Moses for their sakes:

33Because they prouoked his spirit: so that hee spake vnaduisedly with his lippes.

34They did not destroy the nations, concerning whom the Lord commanded them:

35But were mingled among the heathen, and learned their workes.

36And they serued their idoles: which were a snare vnto them.

37Yea they sacrificed their sonnes, and their daughters vnto deuils,

38And shed innocent blood, euen the blood of their sons and of their daughters, whome they sacrificed vnto the idoles of Canaan: and the land was polluted with blood.

39Thus were they defiled with their owne works: and went a whoring with their owne inuentions.

40Therefore was the wrath of the Lord kindled against his people: insomuch that he abhorred his owne inheritance.

41And he gaue them into the hand of the heathen: and they that hated them, ruled ouer them.

42Their enemies also oppressed them: and they were brought into subiection vnder their hand.

43Many times did he deliuer them: but they prouoked him with their counsell, and were brought low for their iniquitie.

44Neuertheles he regarded their affliction: when he heard their crie.

45And hee remembred for them his couenant: and repented according to the multitude of his mercies.

46He made them also to be pitied, of all those that caried them captiues.

47Saue vs, O Lord our God, and gather vs from among the heathen to giue thankes vnto thy holy Name: and to triumph in thy praise.

48Blessed bee the Lord God of Israel from euerlasting to euerlasting: and let all the people say, Amen. Praise ye the Lord.

Chapter 107

1O giue thankes vnto the Lord, for hee is good: for his mercie endureth for euer.

2Let the redeemed of the Lord say so: whome he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemie:

3And gathered them out of the lands, from the East and from the West: from the North and from the South.

4They wandred in the wildernes, in a solitary way: they found no citie to dwell in.

5Hungry and thirstie: their soule fainted in them.

6Then they cryed vnto the Lord in their trouble: and he deliuered them out of their distresses.

7And hee led them forth by the right way: that they might goe to a citie of habitation.

8Oh that men would praise the Lord, for his goodnesse: and for his wonderfull workes to the children of men.

9For he satisfieth the longing soule: and filleth the hungry soule with goodnesse.

10Such as sit in darknesse and in the shadowe of death: being bound in affliction and yron:

11Because they rebelled against the words of God: and contemned the counsell of the most high:

12Therefore hee brought downe their heart with labour: they fel downe, and there was none to helpe.

13Then they cryed vnto the Lord in their trouble: and he saued them out of their distresses.

14Hee brought them out of darkenesse, and the shadowe of death: and brake their bands insunder.

15Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodnesse: and for his wonderfull workes to the children of men.

16For he hath broken the gates of brasse: and cut the barres of yron in sunder.

17Fooles, because of their transgression, and because of their iniquities, are afflicted.

18Their soule abhorreth all manner of meate: and they drawe neere vnto the gates of death.

19Then they crie vnto the Lord in their trouble: he saueth them out of their distresses.

20Hee sent his word, and healed them: and deliuered them from their destructions.

21Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodnesse: and for his wonderfull workes, to the children of men.

22And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thankesgiuing: and declare his workes with reioycing.

23They that goe downe to the sea in shippes: that doe businesse in great waters:

24These see the workes of the Lord: and his wonders in the deepe.

25For he commandeth, and raiseth the stormy winde: which lifteth vp the waues thereof.

26They mount vp to the heauen: they goe downe againe to the depthes: their soule is melted because of trouble.

27They reele to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man; and are at their wits end.

28Then they cry vnto the Lord in their trouble: and hee bringeth them out of their distresses.

29He maketh the storme a calme: so that the waues thereof are still.

30Then are they glad, because they be quiet: so he bringeth them vnto their desired hauen.

31Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodnesse; and for his wonderfull workes to the children of men:

32Let them exalt him also in the congregation of the people, and praise him in the assembly of the Elders.

33Hee turneth riuers into a wildernesse: and the water springs into dry ground:

34A fruitfull land into barrennesse; for the wickednesse of them that dwell therein.

35He turneth the wildernesse into a standing water: and dry ground into water-springs.

36And there he maketh the hungry to dwell; that they may prepare a citie for habitation,

37And sowe the fields, and plant vineyards; which may yeeld fruits of increase.

38He blesseth them also, so that they are multiplied greatly: and suffreth not their cattell to decrease.

39Againe, they are minished and brought lowe through oppression, affliction and sorrow.

40Hee powreth contempt vpon princes: and causeth them to wander in the wildernesse, where there is no way.

41Yet setteth he the poore on high from affliction: and maketh him families like a flocke.

42The righteous shall see it, and reioyce; and all iniquitie shall stop her mouth.

43Who so is wise, and will obserue those things; euen they shall vnderstand the louing kindenesse of the Lord.

Chapter 108

1A song or Psalme of Dauid. O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing & giue praise, euen with my glory.

2Awake psaltery and harpe: I my selfe will awake early.

3I will praise thee, O Lord, among the people: and I wil sing praises vnto thee among the nations.

4For thy mercy is great aboue the heauens: and thy trueth reacheth vnto the clouds.

5Be thou exalted, O God, aboue the heauens: and thy glory aboue all the earth:

6That thy beloued may bee deliuered: saue with thy right hand, and answere me.

7God hath spoken in his holinesse, I wil reioyce, I will diuide Shechem: and mete out the valley of Succoth.

8Gilead is mine, Manasseh is mine, Ephraim also is the strength of mine head: Iudah is my Lawgiuer.

9Moab is my wash pot, ouer Edom wil I cast out my shooe: ouer Philistia will I triumph.

10Who wil bring me into the strong citie? who will leade me into Edom?

11Wilt not thou, O God, who hast cast vs off? and wilt not thou, O God, goe foorth with our hostes?

12Giue vs helpe from trouble: for vaine is the helpe of man.

13Through God wee shall doe valiantly: for hee it is that shall tread downe our enemies.

Chapter 109

1To the chiefe Musician, A Psalme of Dauid. Hold not thy peace, O God of my praise.

2For the mouth of the wicked, and the mouth of the deceitfull are opened against mee: they haue spoken against me with a lying tongue.

3They compassed mee about also with wordes of hatred: and fought against me without a cause.

4For my loue, they are my aduersaries: but I giue my selfe vnto prayer.

5And they haue rewarded me euill for good: and hatred for my loue.

6Set thou a wicked man ouer him: and let Satan stand at his right hand.

7When he shall be iudged, let him be condemned: and let his prayer become sinne.

8Let his dayes be few: and let another take his office.

9Let his children bee fatherlesse: and his wife a widow.

10Let his children bee continually vagabonds, & begge: let them seeke their bread also out of their desolate places.

11Let the extortioner catch all that he hath: and let the strangers spoile his labour.

12Let there be none to extend mercy vnto him: neither let there be any to fauour his fatherlesse children.

13Let his posteritie be cut off: and in the generation folowing let their name be blotted out.

14Let the iniquitie of his fathers be remembred with the Lord: and let not the sinne of his mother be blotted out.

15Let them be before the Lord continually: that he may cut off the memory of them from the earth.

16Because that he remembred not to shew mercy, but persecuted the poore and needy man: that he might euen slay the broken in heart.

17As he loued cursing, so let it come vnto him: as hee delighted not in blessing, so let it be farre from him.

18As he clothed himselfe with cursing like as with his garment: so let it come into his bowels like water, and like oyle into his bones.

19Let it be vnto him as the garment which couereth him: and for a girdle wherewith he is girded continually.

20Let this be the reward of mine aduersaries from the Lord: and of them that speake euill against my soule.

21But do thou for me, O God the Lord, for thy Names sake: because thy mercie is good: deliuer thou me.

22For I am poore and needie: and my heart is wounded within me.

23I am gone like the shadow, when it declineth: I am tossed vp and downe as the locust.

24My knees are weake through fasting: and my flesh faileth of fatnesse.

25I became also a reproch vnto them: when they looked vpon me, they shaked their heads.

26Helpe me, O Lord my God: O saue me according to thy mercie.

27That they may know, that this is thy hand: that thou, Lord, hast done it.

28Let them curse, but blesse thou: when they arise, let them be ashamed, but let thy seruant reioyce.

29Let mine aduersaries be clothed with shame: and let them couer them selues with their owne confusion, as with a mantle.

30I will greatly praise the Lord with my mouth: yea I will praise him among the multitude.

31For he shal stand at the right hand of the poore: to saue him from those that condemne his soule.

Chapter 110

1A Psalme of Dauid. The Lord said vnto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand: vntil I make thine enemies thy footestoole.

2The Lord shall send the rod of thy strength out of Zion: rule thou in the midst of thine enemies.

3Thy people shalbe willing in the day of thy power, in the beauties of holinesse from the wombe of the morning: thou hast the dew of thy youth.

4The Lord hath sworne, and will not repent, thou art a Priest for euer: after the order of Melchizedek.

5The Lord at thy right hand shall strike through kings in the day of his wrath.

6He shal iudge among the heathen, he shal fil the places with the dead bodies: he shall wound the heads ouer many countries.

7He shall drinke of the brooke in the way: therefore shall hee lift vp the head.

Chapter 111

1Praise yee the Lord. I will praise the Lord with my whole heart: in the assembly of the vpright, and in the Congregation.

2The workes of the Lord are great: sought out of all them that haue pleasure therein.

3His worke is honourable and glorious: and his righteousnesse endureth for euer.

4Hee hath made his wonderfull works to be remembred: the Lord is gracious, and full of compassion.

5He hath giuen meate vnto them that feare him: he will euer be mindfull of his couenant.

6He hath shewed his people the power of his workes: that he may giue them the heritage of the heathen.

7The works of his hands are veritie and iudgment: all his commandements are sure.

8They stand fast for euer and euer: and are done in trueth and vprightnes.

9He sent redemption vnto his people, hee hath commanded his couenant for euer: holy and reuerend is his Name.

10The feare of the Lord is the beginning of wisedome, a good vnderstanding haue all they that doe his commandements: his praise endureth for euer.

Chapter 112

1Praise ye the Lord. Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord, that delighteth greatly in his Commaundements.

2His seed shall bee mightie vpon earth: the generation of the vpright shalbe blessed.

3Wealth and riches shalbe in his house: and his righteousnesse endureth for euer.

4Unto the vpright there ariseth light in the darknesse: hee is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.

5A good man sheweth fauour and lendeth: he will guide his affaires with discretion.

6Surely he shall not be moued for euer: the righteous shalbe in euerlasting remembrance.

7He shall not be afraid of euill tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the Lord.

8His heart is established, hee shall not be afraid, vntill he see his desire vpon his enemies.

9He hath dispersed, he hath giuen to the poore: his righteousnesse endureth for euer; his horne shalbe exalted with honour.

10The wicked shall see it, and be grieued; he shall gnash with his teeth, and melt away: the desire of the wicked shall perish.

Chapter 113

1Praise yee the Lord. Praise, O yee seruants of the Lord: praise the name of the Lord.

2Blessed be the name of the Lord: from this time forth and for euermore.

3From the rising of the sunne vnto the going downe of the same: the Lords name is to be praised.

4The Lord is high aboue all nations: and his glory aboue the heauens.

5Who is like vnto the Lord our God: who dwelleth on high:

6Who humbleth himselfe to behold the things that are in heauen, and in the earth?

7He raiseth vp the poore out of the dust: and lifteth the needie out of the dung-hill:

8That he may set him with princes: euen with the princes of his people.

9He maketh the barren woman to keepe house; to be a ioyfull mother of children: Praise yee the Lord.

Chapter 114

1When Israel went out of Egypt, the house of Iacob from a people of strange language:

2Iudah was his sanctuarie: and Israel his dominion.

3The sea sawe it, and fled: Iordan was driuen backe.

4The mountaines skipped like rammes: and the little hilles like lambes.

5What ailed thee, O thou sea, that thou fleddest? thou Iordan, that thou wast driuen backe?

6Yee mountaines, that yee skipped like rammes: and yee little hilles like lambes?

7Tremble thou earth at the presence of the Lord: at the presence of the God of Iacob:

8Which turned the rocke into a standing water: the flint into a fountaine of waters.

Chapter 115

1Not vnto vs, O Lord, not vnto vs, but vnto thy name giue glory: for thy mercy, and for thy truthes sake.

2Wherefore should the heathen say: Where is now their God?

3But our God is in the heauens: he hath done whatsoeuer he pleased.

4Their idoles are siluer and gold: the worke of mens hands.

5They haue mouths, but they speake not; eies haue they, but they see not.

6They haue eares, but they heare not: noses haue they, but they smell not.

7They haue hands, but they handle not, feete haue they, but they walke not: neither speake they through their throat.

8They that make them are like vnto them: so is euery one that trusteth in them.

9O Israel, trust thou in the Lord: he is their helpe and their shield.

10O house of Aaron, trust in the Lord: he is their helpe & their shield.

11Ye that feare the Lord trust in the Lord: he is their helpe and their shield.

12The Lord hath bene mindfull of vs, he will blesse vs, he will blesse the house of Israel: he will blesse the house of Aaron.

13Hee will blesse them that feare the Lord: both small and great.

14The Lord shall increase you more and more: you and your children.

15You are blessed of the Lord: which made heauen and earth.

16The heauen, euen the heauens are the Lords: but the earth hath hee giuen to the children of men.

17The dead praise not the Lord: neither any that go downe into silence.

18But we will blesse the Lord, from this time foorth and for euermore. Praise the Lord.

Chapter 116

1I loue the Lord: because hee hath heard my voice, & my supplications.

2Because hee hath inclined his eare vnto mee: therefore will I call vpon him as long as I liue.

3The sorrowes of death compassed me, and the paines of hell gate hold vpon me: I found trouble and sorrow.

4Then called I vpon the Name of the Lord: O Lord, I beseech thee deliuer my soule.

5Gracious is the Lord, and righteous: yea our God is mercifull.

6The Lord preserueth the simple: I was brought low, and hee helped me.

7Returne vnto thy rest, O my soule: for the Lord hath dealt bountifully with thee.

8For thou hast deliuered my soule from death, mine eyes from teares, and my feete from falling.

9I wil walke before the Lord: in the land of the liuing.

10I beleeued, therfore haue I spoken: I was greatly afflicted.

11I said in my haste: All men are lyers.

12What shall I render vnto the Lord: for all his benefits towards mee?

13I will take the cup of saluation: and call vpon the Name of the Lord.

14I will pay my vowes vnto the Lord: now in the presence of all his people.

15Precious in þe sight of the Lord: is the death of his Saints.

16Oh Lord, truely I am thy seruant, I am thy seruant, and the sonne of thy handmayde: thou hast loosed my bonds.

17I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thankes-giuing: and will call vpon the Name of the Lord.

18I will pay my vowes vnto the Lord: now in the presence of all his people:

19In the Courts of the Lords house, in the middes of thee, O Ierusalem. Praise ye the Lord.

Chapter 117

1O praise the Lord, all ye nations: praise him all ye people.

2For his merciful kindnesse is great toward vs: and the trueth of the Lord endureth for euer. Praise ye the Lord.

Chapter 118

1O giue thankes vnto the Lord, for hee is good: because his mercie endureth for euer.

2Let Israel now say: that his mercy endureth for euer.

3Let the house of Aaron now say: that his mercy endureth for euer.

4Let them now that feare the Lord, say: that his mercy endureth for euer.

5I called vpon the Lord in distresse: the Lord answered me, and set me in a large place.

6The Lord is on my side, I will not feare: What can man doe vnto mee?

7The Lord taketh my part with them that helpe me: therfore shall I see my desire vpon them that hate me.

8It is better to trust in the Lord: then to put confidence in man.

9It is better to trust in the Lord: then to put confidence in Princes.

10All nations compassed me about: but in the Name of the Lord, will I destroy them.

11They compassed mee about, yea they compassed mee about: but in the Name of the Lord, I will destroy them.

12They compassed mee about like Bees, they are quenched as the fire of thornes: for in the Name of the Lord I wil destroy them.

13Thou hast thrust sore at mee that I might fall: but the Lord helped mee.

14The Lord is my strength and song: and is become my saluation.

15The voice of reioycing and saluation is in the tabernacles of the righteous: the Right hand of the Lord doeth valiantly.

16The Right hand of the Lord is exalted: the Right hand of the Lord doeth valiantly.

17I shall not die, but liue: and declare the workes of the Lord.

18The Lord hath chastened me sore: but he hath not giuen me ouer vnto death.

19Open to mee the gates of righteousnesse: I will goe into them, and I will praise the Lord:

20This gate of the Lord: into which the righteous shall enter.

21I will praise thee, for thou hast heard mee: and art become my saluation.

22The stone which the builders refused: is become the head stone of the corner.

23This is the Lords doing: it is marueilous in our eyes.

24This is the day which the Lord hath made: we will reioyce, and be glad in it.

25Saue now, I beseech thee, O Lord: O Lord, I beseech thee, send now prosperitie.

26Blessed be he that commeth in the Name of the Lord: wee haue blessed you out of the house of the Lord.

27God is the Lord, which hath shewed vs light, bind the sacrifice with cords: euen vnto the horns of the Altar.

28Thou art my God, and I will praise thee: thou art my God, I will exalt thee.

29O giue thanks vnto the Lord, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for euer.

Chapter 119

1ALEPH. Blessed are the vndefiled in the way: who walke in the Law of the Lord.

2Blessed are they that keepe his testimonies: and that seeke him with the whole heart.

3They also doe no iniquitie: they walke in his wayes.

4Thou hast commaunded vs to keepe thy precepts diligently.

5O that my wayes were directed to keepe thy statutes!

6Then shall I not bee ashamed: when I haue respect vnto all thy commandements.

7I will praise thee with vprightnesse of heart: when I shall haue learned thy righteous iudgements.

8I will keepe thy statutes: O forsake me not vtterly.

9BETH. Wherewithall shall a yong man cleanse his way? by taking heede thereto according to thy word.

10With my whole heart haue I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy Commandements.

11Thy word haue I hidde in mine heart: that I might not sinne against thee.

12Blessed art thou, O Lord: teach me thy statutes.

13With my lips haue I declared all the iudgements of thy mouth.

14I haue reioyced in the way of thy testimonies: as much as in all riches.

15I will meditate in thy precepts: and haue respect vnto thy wayes.

16I will delight my selfe in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word.

17GIMEL. Deale bountifully with thy seruant; that I may liue, and keepe thy word.

18Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wonderous things out of thy Law.

19I am a stranger in the earth: hide not thy commandements from me.

20My soule breaketh for the longing: that it hath vnto thy iudgements at all times.

21Thou hast rebuked the proud that are cursed: which doe erre from thy Commandements.

22Remooue from me reproch and contempt: for I haue kept thy testimonies.

23Princes also did sit and speake against me: but thy seruant did meditate in thy statutes.

24Thy testimonies also are my delight: and my counsellers.

25DALETH. My soule cleaueth vnto the dust: quicken thou mee according to thy word.

26I haue declared my wayes, and thou heardest me: teach me thy Statutes.

27Make me to vnderstand the way of thy precepts: so shall I talke of thy wonderous workes.

28My soule melteth for heauines: strengthen thou me according vnto thy word.

29Remoue from mee the way of lying: and grant me thy Law graciously.

30I haue chosen the way of trueth: thy iudgements haue I laid before me.

31I haue stucke vnto thy Testimonies: O Lord put me not to shame.

32I will runne the way of thy Commandements: when thou shalt enlarge my heart.

33HE. Teach me, O Lord, the way of thy Statutes: and I shall keepe it vnto the end.

34Giue me vnderstanding, and I shall keepe thy Law: yea I shall obserue it with my whole heart.

35Make me to goe in the path of thy commandements: for therein doe I delight.

36Incline my heart vnto thy testimonies: and not to couetousnesse.

37Turne away mine eyes from beholding vanitie: and quicken thou me in thy way.

38Stablish thy word vnto thy seruant: who is deuoted to thy feare.

39Turne away my reproch which I feare: for thy iudgements are good.

40Behold, I haue longed after thy precepts: quicken me in thy righteousnesse.

41VAV. Let thy mercies come also vnto me, O Lord: euen thy saluation, according to thy word.

42So shall I haue wherewith to answere him that reprocheth me: for I trust in thy word.

43And take not the word of trueth vtterly out of my mouth: for I haue hoped in thy iudgements.

44So shall I keepe thy Law continually: for euer and euer.

45And I wil walke at libertie: for I seeke thy precepts.

46I will speake of thy testimonies also before kings, & wil not be ashamed.

47And I will delight my selfe in thy commandements, which I haue loued.

48My hands also will I lift vp vnto thy commandements, which I haue loued: and I will meditate in thy statutes.

49ZAIN. Remember the word vnto thy seruant: vpon which thou hast caused me to hope.

50This is my comfort in my affliction: for thy word hath quickened me.

51The proud haue had mee greatly in derision: yet haue I not declined from thy Law.

52I remembred thy iudgements of old, O Lord: and haue comforted my selfe.

53Horrour hath taken holde vpon me, because of the wicked that forsake thy Law.

54Thy statutes haue bin my songs in the house of my pilgrimage.

55I haue remembred thy name, O Lord, in the night, and haue kept thy Law.

56This I had: because I kept thy precepts.

57CHETH. Thou art my portion, O Lord, I haue said, that I would keepe thy words.

58I intreated thy fauour with my whole heart: be mercifull vnto mee according to thy word.

59I thought on my wayes: and turned my feete vnto thy Testimonies.

60I made haste; and delayed not to keepe thy commandements.

61The bands of the wicked haue robbed me: but I haue not forgotten thy lawe.

62At mid-night I will rise to giue thankes vnto thee: because of thy righteous iudgements.

63I am a companion of all them that feare thee: and of them that keepe thy precepts.

64The earth, O Lord, is full of thy mercy: teach me thy statutes.

65TETH. Thou hast dealt well with thy seruant, Oh Lord, according vnto thy word.

66Teach me good iudgement and knowledge: for I haue beleeued thy commandements.

67Before I was afflicted, I went astray: but now haue I kept thy word.

68Thou art good, and doest good; teach me thy statutes.

69The proud haue forged a lie against me: but I will keepe thy precepts with my whole heart.

70Their heart is as fat as grease: but I delight in thy law.

71It is good for me that I haue bene afflicted: that I might learne thy statutes.

72The law of thy mouth is better vnto me: then thousands of gold and siluer.

73IOD. Thy hands haue made me and fashioned me: giue me vnderstanding, that I may learne thy commandements.

74They that feare thee will bee glad when they see mee: because I haue hoped in thy word.

75I knowe, O Lord, that thy iudgements are right: and that thou in faithfulnesse hast afflicted me.

76Let, I pray thee, thy mercifull kindnesse be for my comfort; according to thy word vnto thy seruant.

77Let thy tender mercies come vnto me, that I may liue: for thy lawe is my delight.

78Let the proud be ashamed, for they dealt peruersly with me without a cause: but I will meditate in thy precepts.

79Let those that feare thee turne vnto me: and those that haue knowen thy testimonies.

80Let my heart be sound in thy statutes; that I be not ashamed.

81CAPH. My soule fainteth for thy saluation: but I hope in thy word.

82Mine eyes faile for thy word: saying, When wilt thou comfort me?

83For I am become like a bottle in the smoke: yet doe I not forget thy statutes.

84How many are the dayes of thy seruant? when wilt thou execute iudgement on them that persecute me?

85The proud haue digged pittes for me: which are not after thy law.

86All thy commaundements are faithfull: they persecute me wrongfully; helpe thou me.

87They had almost consumed mee vpon earth: but I forsooke not thy precepts.

88Quicken mee after thy louing kindnesse: so shall I keepe the testimonie of thy mouth.

89LAMED. Foreuer, O Lord, thy word is setled, in heauen.

90Thy faithfulnesse is vnto all generations: thou hast established the earth, and it abideth.

91They continue this day according to thine ordinances: for all are thy seruants.

92Unlesse thy lawe had bene my delights: I should then haue perished in mine affliction.

93I will neuer forget thy precepts: for with them thou hast quickened me.

94I am thine, saue me: for I haue sought thy precepts.

95The wicked haue waited for me to destroy me: but I will consider thy testimonies.

96I haue seene an end of all perfection: but thy commandement is exceeding broad.

97MEM. O How loue I thy Law! it is my meditation all the day.

98Thou through thy Commandements hast made me wiser then mine enemies: for they are euer with mee.

99I haue more vnderstanding then all my teachers: for thy Testimonies are my meditation.

100I vnderstand more then the ancients: because I keepe thy precepts.

101I haue refrained my feete from euery euill way: that I may keepe thy word.

102I haue not departed from thy Iudgements: for thou hast taught me.

103How sweet are thy words vnto my taste! yea, sweeter then hony to my mouth.

104Through thy precepts I get vnderstanding: therefore I hate euery false way.

105NVN. Thy word is a lampe vnto my feete: and a light vnto my path.

106I haue sworne, and I will performe it: that I will keepe thy righteous iudgements.

107I am afflicted very much: quicken mee, O Lord, according vnto thy word.

108Accept, I beseech thee, the freewil offrings of my mouth, O Lord: and teach me thy iudgements.

109My soule is continually in my hand: yet doe I not forget thy Law.

110The wicked haue layde a snare for mee: yet I erred not from thy precepts.

111Thy Testimonies haue I taken as an heritage for euer: for they are the reioycing of my heart.

112I haue inclined mine heart to performe thy Statutes, alway, euen vnto the end.

113SAMECH. I hate vaine thoughts: but thy Law doe I loue.

114Thou art my hiding place, and my shield: I hope in thy word.

115Depart from me, ye euil doers: for I will keepe the Commandements of my God.

116Uphold mee according vnto thy word, that I may liue: and let mee not be ashamed of my hope.

117Hold thou me vp, and I shall be safe: and I will haue respect vnto thy Statutes continually.

118Thou hast troden downe all them that erre from thy Statutes: for their deceit is falshood.

119Thou puttest away all the wicked of the earth like drosse: therefore I loue thy Testimonies.

120My flesh trembleth for feare of thee: and I am afraide of thy Iudgements.

121AIN. I Haue done Iudgement and iustice: leaue mee not to mine oppressours.

122Bee suretie for thy seruant for good: let not the proud oppresse me.

123Mine eyes faile for thy saluation: and for the word of thy righteousnesse.

124Deale with thy seruant according vnto thy mercie: and teach me thy Statutes.

125I am thy seruant, giue me vnderstanding: that I may know thy Testimonies.

126It is time for thee, Lord, to worke: for they haue made voyde thy Law.

127Therefore I loue thy Commandements: aboue gold, yea aboue fine gold.

128Therefore I esteeme all thy precepts concerning all things to be right: and I hate euery false way.

129PE. Thy Testimonies are wonderfull: therefore doeth my soule keepe them.

130The entrance of thy wordes giueth light: it giueth vnderstanding vnto the simple.

131I opened my mouth, and panted: for I longed for thy Commandements.

132Looke thou vpon mee, and be mercifull vnto me: as thou vsest to do vnto those that loue thy Name.

133Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquitie haue dominion ouer me.

134Deliuer me from the oppression of man: so will I keepe thy precepts.

135Make thy face to shine vpon thy seruant: and teach me thy Statutes.

136Riuers of waters runne downe mine eyes: because they keepe not thy Law.

137TSADDI. Righteous art thou, O Lord: and vpright are thy iudgements.

138Thy testimonies that thou hast commaunded, are righteous: and very faithfull.

139My zeale hath consumed me: because mine enemies haue forgotten thy words.

140Thy word is very pure: therefore thy seruant loueth it.

141I am small and despised: yet doe not I forget thy precepts.

142Thy righteousnesse is an euerlasting righteousnesse: and thy law is the trueth.

143Trouble and anguish haue taken hold on me: yet thy commaundements are my delights.

144The righteousnesse of thy Testimonies is euerlasting: giue me vnderstanding, and I shall liue.

145KOPH. I Cried with my whole heart: heare me, O Lord, I will keepe thy statutes.

146I cried vnto thee, saue me: and I shall keepe thy testimonies.

147I preuented the dawning of the morning, and cried: I hoped in thy word.

148Mine eyes preuent the night watches: that I might meditate in thy word.

149Heare my voice according vnto thy louing kindnesse: O Lord quicken me according to thy iudgement.

150They draw nigh that follow after mischiefe: they are farre from thy Law.

151Thou art neere, O Lord: and all thy commandements are trueth.

152Concerning thy testimonies, I haue knowen of old: that thou hast founded them for euer.

153RESH. Consider mine affliction, and deliuer me: for I doe not forget thy Law.

154Plead my cause, and deliuer me: quicken me according to thy word.

155Saluation is farre from the wicked: for they seeke not thy statutes.

156Great are thy tender mercies, O Lord: quicken me according to thy iudgements.

157Many are my persecutors, and mine enemies: yet doe I not decline from thy testimonies.

158I beheld the transgressours, and was grieued: because they kept not thy word.

159Consider how I loue thy precepts: quicken me, O Lord, according to thy louing kindnesse.

160Thy word is true from the beginning: and euery one of thy righteous iudgements endureth for euer.

161SCHIN. Princes haue persecuted mee without a cause: but my heart standeth in awe of thy word.

162I reioyce at thy word: as one that findeth great spoile.

163I hate and abhorre lying: but thy Law doe I loue.

164Seuen times a day doe I praise thee: because of thy righteous iudgements.

165Great peace haue they which loue thy law: & nothing shall offend them.

166Lord, I haue hoped for thy saluation: and done thy commandements.

167My soule hath kept thy testimonies: and I loue them exceedingly.

168I haue kept thy precepts and thy testimonies: for all my wayes are before thee.

169TAV. Let my crie come neere before thee, O Lord: giue mee vnderstanding according to thy worde.

170Let my supplication come before thee: deliuer me according to thy word.

171My lips shall vtter praise: when thou hast taught me thy Statutes.

172My tongue shall speake of thy word: for all thy commandements are righteousnesse.

173Let thine hand helpe me: for I haue chosen thy precepts.

174I haue longed for thy saluation, O Lord: and thy Lawe is my delight.

175Let my soule liue, and it shall praise thee: and let thy iudgments helpe me.

176I haue gone astray like a lost sheepe, seeke thy seruant: for I doe not forget thy commandements.

Chapter 120

1A song of degrees. In my distresse I cried vnto the Lord: and hee heard me.

2Deliuer my soule, O Lord, from lying lips: and from a deceitfull tongue.

3What shall be giuen vnto thee? or what shalbe done vnto thee, thou false tongue?

4Sharpe arrowes of the mightie: with coales of iuniper.

5Woe is me, that I soiourne in Mesech: that I dwell in the tents of Kedar.

6My soule hath long dwelt with him that hateth peace.

7I am for peace: but when I speak, they are for warre.

Chapter 121

1A song of degrees. I will lift vp mine eyes vnto the hilles: from whence commeth my helpe.

2My helpe commeth from the Lord: which made heauen and earth.

3He will not suffer thy foote to bee moued: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.

4Behold, he that keepeth Israel; shall neither slumber nor sleepe.

5The Lord is thy keeper: the Lord is thy shade, vpon thy right hand.

6The sunne shall not smite thee by day; nor the moone by night.

7The Lord shall preserue thee from all euill: hee shall preserue thy soule.

8The Lord shall preserue thy going out, and thy comming in: from this time foorth and euen for euermore.

Chapter 122

1A song of degrees of Dauid. I was glad when they sayd vnto me: Let vs goe into the house of the Lord.

2Our feete shall stand within thy gates, O Ierusalem.

3Ierusalem is builded as a citie, that is compact together:

4Whither the tribes goe vp, the tribes of the Lord, vnto the testimonie of Israel: to giue thankes vnto the name of the Lord.

5For there are set thrones of iudgment: the thrones of the house of Dauid.

6Pray for the peace of Ierusalem: they shall prosper that loue thee.

7Peace be within thy walles: and prosperitie within thy palaces.

8For my brethren and companions sakes: I will now say, Peace be within thee.

9Because of the house of the Lord our God: I will seeke thy good.

Chapter 123

1A song of degrees. Vnto thee lift I vp mine eyes: O thou that dwellest in the heauens.

2Beholde, as the eyes of seruants looke vnto the hand of their Masters, and as the eyes of a maiden, vnto the hand of her mistresse: so our eyes waite vpon the Lord our God, vntill that he haue mercy vpon vs.

3Haue mercy vpon vs, O Lord, haue mercy vpon vs: for we are exceedingly filled with contempt.

4Our soule is exceedingly filled with the scorning of those that are at ease: and with the contempt of the proud.

Chapter 124

1A song of degrees of Dauid. If it had not bene the Lord who was on our side: nowe may Israel say:

2If it had not bene the Lord, who was on our side, when men rose vp against vs:

3Then they had swallowed vs vp quicke: when their wrath was kindled against vs.

4Then the waters had ouerwhelmed vs; the streame had gone ouer our soule.

5Then the proud waters had gone ouer our soule.

6Blessed be the Lord: who hath not giuen vs as a pray to their teeth.

7Our soule is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the foulers; the snare is broken, and we are escaped.

8Our helpe is in the name of the Lord: who made heauen and earth.

Chapter 125

1A song of degrees. They that trust in the Lord, shalbe as mount Zion, which cannot be remooued, but abideth for euer.

2As the mountaines are round about Ierusalem, so the Lord is round about his people: from hencefoorth euen for euer.

3For the rod of the wicked shall not rest vpon the lot of the righteous: lest the righteous put forth their hands vnto iniquitie.

4Doe good, O Lord, vnto those that be good: and to them that are vpright in their hearts.

5As for such as turne aside vnto their crooked wayes, the Lord shall lead them foorth with the workers of iniquitie: but peace shalbe vpon Israel.

Chapter 126

1A song of degrees. When the Lord turned againe the captiuitie of Zion: wee were like them that dreame.

2Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing, then said they among the heathen: The Lord hath done great things for them.

3The Lord hath done great things for vs: whereof we are glad.

4Turne againe our captiuitie, O Lord: as the streames in the South.

5They that sow in teares: shall reape in ioy.

6He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtlesse come againe with reioycing: bringing his sheaues with him.

Chapter 127

1A song of degrees for Solomon. Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vaine that build it: except the Lord keepe the citie, the watchman waketh but in vaine.

2It is vaine for you to rise vp early, to sit vp late, to eate the bread of sorrowes: for so hee giueth his beloued sleepe.

3Loe, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the wombe is his reward.

4As arrowes are in the hand of a mightie man: so are children of the youth.

5Happie is the man that hath his quiuer full of them, they shall not be ashamed: but they shall speake with the enemies in the gate.

Chapter 128

1A song of degrees. Blessed is euery one that feareth the Lord: that walketh in his wayes.

2For thou shalt eat the labour of thine handes: happie shalt thou bee, and it shall be well with thee.

3Thy wife shalbe as a fruitful Uine by the sides of thine house, thy children like Oliue plants: round about thy table.

4Beholde that thus shall the man be blessed; that feareth the Lord.

5The Lord shall blesse thee out of Zion: and thou shalt see the good of Ierusalem, all the dayes of thy life.

6Yea, thou shalt see thy childrens children: and peace vpon Israel.

Chapter 129

1A song of degrees. Many a time haue they afflicted me from my youth: may Israel now say.

2Many a time haue they afflicted me from my youth: yet they haue not preuailed against mee.

3The plowers plowed vpon my backe: they made long their furrowes.

4The Lord is righteous: hee hath cut asunder the cordes of the wicked.

5Let them all be confounded and turned backe, that hate Zion.

6Let them bee as the grasse vpon the house tops: which withereth afore it groweth vp:

7Wherewith the mower filleth not his hand: nor hee that bindeth sheaues, his bosome.

8Neither doe they which goe by, say, The blessing of the Lord be vpon you: wee blesse you in the Name of the Lord.

Chapter 130

1A song of degrees. Out of the depths haue I cryed vnto thee, O Lord.

2Lorde, heare my voice: let thine eares be attentiue to the voice of my supplications.

3If thou, Lord, shouldest marke iniquities: O Lord, who shal stand?

4But there is forgiuenesse with thee: that thou mayest be feared.

5I wait for the Lord, my soule doeth waite: and in his worde doe I hope.

6My soule waiteth for the Lord, more then they that watch for the morning: I say, more then they that watch for the morning.

7Let Israel hope in the Lord, for with the Lord there is mercy: and with him is plenteous redemption.

8And hee shall redeeme Israel, from all his iniquities.

Chapter 131

1A song of degrees of Dauid. Lord, my heart is not haughtie, nor mine eyes loftie: neither doe I exercise my selfe in great matters, or in things too high for mee.

2Surely I haue behaued and quieted my selfe as a child that is weaned of his mother: my soule is euen as a weaned childe.

3Let Israel hope in the Lord, from henceforth and for euer.

Chapter 132

1A Song of degrees. Lord remember Dauid, and all his afflictions:

2How he sware vnto the Lord, and vowed vnto the mightie God of Iacob.

3Surely I will not come into the tabernacle of my house: nor goe vp into my bed.

4I will not giue sleepe to mine eyes: or slumber to mine eyelids,

5Untill I finde out a place for the Lord: an habitation for the mightie God of Iacob.

6Loe, wee heard of it at Ephrata: we found it in the fields of the wood.

7We will goe into his tabernacles: we will worship at his footstoole.

8Arise, O Lord, into thy rest: thou, and the Arke of thy strength.

9Let thy Priestes be clothed with righteousnesse: and let thy saints shout for ioy.

10For thy seruant Dauids sake: turne not away the face of thine Anointed.

11The Lord hath sworne in trueth vnto Dauid, hee will not turne from it; of the fruit of thy body will I set vpon thy throne.

12If thy children will keepe my couenant and my testimonie, that I shall teach them; their children also shall sit vpon thy throne for euermore.

13For the Lord hath chosen Zion: he hath desired it for his habitation.

14This is my rest for euer: here will I dwell, for I haue desired it.

15I will abundantly blesse her prouision: I will satisfie her poore with bread.

16I will also clothe her priests with saluation: and her Saints shall shout aloud for ioy.

17There will I make the horne of Dauid to budde: I haue ordained a lampe for mine Anointed.

18His enemies will I clothe with shame: but vpon himselfe shall his crowne flourish.

Chapter 133

1A song of degrees of Dauid. Behold how good and how pleasant it is: for brethren to dwell together in vnitie.

2It is like the precious oyntment vpon the head, that ranne downe vpon the beard, euen Aarons beard: that went downe to the skirts of his garments.

3As the dew of Hermon, and as the dewe that descended vpon the mountaines of Zion, for there the Lord commanded the blessing: euen life for euermore.

Chapter 134

1A song of degrees. Beholde, blesse yee the Lord, all yee seruants of the Lord: which by night stand in the house of the Lord.

2Lift vp your hands in the Sanctuary: & blesse the Lord.

3The Lord that made heauen and earth: blesse thee out of Zion.

Chapter 135

1Praise ye the Lord, Praise ye the Name of the Lord: prayse him, O ye seruants of the Lord.

2Yee that stand in the House of the Lord: in the courts of the house of our God.

3Praise the Lord, for the Lord is good: sing praises vnto his Name, for it is pleasant.

4For the Lord hath chosen Iacob vnto himselfe: and Israel for his peculiar treasure.

5For I know that the Lord is great: and that our Lord is aboue all gods.

6Whatsoeuer the Lord pleased, that did he in heauen and in earth: in the Seas, and all deepe places.

7Hee causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth, he maketh lightnings for the raine: he bringeth the winde out of his treasuries.

8Who smote the first borne of Egypt: both of man and beast.

9Who sent tokens and woonders into the midst of thee, O Egypt: vpon Pharaoh, and vpon all his seruants.

10Who smote great nations: and slew mightie kings:

11Sihon king of the Amorites, and Og king of Bashan: and all the kingdomes of Canaan,

12And gaue their land for an heritage: an heritage vnto Israel his people.

13Thy Name, O Lord, endureth for euer: and thy memoriall, O Lord, throughout all generations.

14For the Lord will iudge his people: and he will repent himselfe concerning his seruants.

15The idoles of the heathen are siluer and golde: the worke of mens hands.

16They haue mouthes, but they speake not: eyes haue they, but they see not:

17They haue eares, but they heare not: neither is there any breath in their mouthes.

18They that make them are like vnto them: so is euery one that trusteth in them.

19Blesse the Lord, O house of Israel: blesse the Lord, O house of Aaron.

20Blesse the Lord, O house of Leui: ye that feare the Lord, blesse the Lord.

21Blessed be the Lord out of Zion; which dwelleth at Ierusalem. Praise ye the Lord.

Chapter 136

1O giue thankes vnto the Lord, for hee is good: for his mercy endureth for euer.

2O giue thankes vnto the God of gods: for his mercy endureth for euer.

3O giue thankes to the Lord of lords: for his mercy endureth for euer.

4To him who alone doth great wonders: for his mercy endureth for euer.

5To him that by wisedome made the heauens: for his mercy endureth for euer.

6To him that stretched out the earth aboue the waters: for his mercy endureth for euer.

7To him that made great lights: for his mercy endureth for euer.

8The sunne to rule by day: for his mercy endureth for euer.

9The moone and starres to rule by night: for his mercy endureth for euer.

10To him that smote Egypt in their first borne: for his mercy endureth for euer.

11And brought out Israel from among them: for his mercy endureth for euer.

12With a strong hand and with a stretched out arme: for his mercy endureth for euer.

13To him which diuided the red sea into parts: for his mercy endureth for euer.

14And made Israel to passe through the midst of it: for his mercy endureth for euer.

15But ouerthrewe Pharaoh and his hoste in the red sea: for his mercy endureth for euer.

16To him which led his people through the wildernesse: for his mercy endureth for euer.

17To him which smote great kings: for his mercy endureth for euer.

18And slue famous kings: for his mercy endureth for euer.

19Sihon king of the Amorites: for his mercy endureth for euer.

20And Og the king of Bashan: for his mercy endureth for euer.

21And gaue their land for an heritage: for his mercy endureth for euer.

22Euen an heritage vnto Israel his seruant: for his mercy endureth for euer.

23Who remembred vs in our lowe estate: for his mercy endureth for euer.

24And hath redeemed vs from our enemies: for his mercy endureth for euer.

25Who giueth foode to all flesh: for his mercy endureth for euer.

26O giue thankes vnto the God of heauen: for his mercy endureth for euer.

Chapter 137

1By the riuers of Babylon, there wee sate downe, yea we wept: when we remembred Zion.

2Wee hanged our harpes vpon the willowes, in the midst thereof.

3For there they that carried vs away captiue, required of vs a song, and they that wasted vs, required of vs mirth: saying, Sing vs one of the songs of Zion.

4How shall we sing the Lords song: in a strange land?

5If I forget thee, O Ierusalem: let my right hand forget her cunning.

6If I doe not remember thee, let my tongue cleaue to the roofe of my mouth; if I preferre not Ierusalem aboue my chiefe ioy.

7Remember, O Lord, the children of Edom, in the day of Ierusalem; who sayd, rase it, rase it: euen to the foundation thereof.

8O daughter of Babylon, who art to be destroyed: happy shall he be that rewardeth thee, as thou hast serued vs.

9Happy shall he be that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones.

Chapter 138

1A Psalme of Dauid. I will praise thee with my whole heart: before the gods will I sing praise vnto thee.

2I will worship towards thy holy temple, and praise thy name, for thy louing kindnesse and for thy trueth: for thou hast magnified thy word aboue all thy name.

3In the day when I cried, thou answeredst me: and strengthenedst me with strength in my soule.

4All the kings of the earth shall praise thee, O Lord: when they heare the words of thy mouth.

5Yea they shall sing in the wayes of the Lord: for great is the glory of the Lord.

6Though the Lord be high, yet hath he respect vnto the lowly: but the proud he knoweth afarre off.

7Though I walke in the mids of trouble, thou wilt reuiue me, thou shalt stretch foorth thine hand against the wrath of mine enemies: and thy right hand shall saue me.

8The Lord wil perfit that which concerneth me: thy mercie, O Lord, endureth for euer: forsake not the works of thine owne hands.

Chapter 139

1To the chiefe Musician, A Psalme of Dauid. O Lord, thou hast searched mee, and knowen me.

2Thou knowest my downe sitting, and mine vprising: thou vnderstandest my thought afarre off.

3Thou compassest my path, and my lying downe, and art acquainted with all my wayes.

4For there is not a worde in my tongue: but lo, O Lord, thou knowest it altogether.

5Thou hast beset me behind, and before: and laid thine hand vpon me.

6Such knowledge is too wonderfull for me: it is high, I cannot attaine vnto it.

7Whither shall I goe from thy spirit? or whither shall I flie from thy presence?

8If I ascend vp into heauen, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there.

9If I take the wings of the morning: and dwell in the vttermost parts of the Sea:

10Euen there shall thy hand leade me: and thy right hand shall hold me.

11If I say, Surely the darkenes shall couer me: euen the night shall bee light about me.

12Yea the darkenesse hideth not from thee, but the night shineth as the day: the darknes and the light are both alike to thee.

13For thou hast possessed my reines: thou hast couered me in my mothers wombe.

14I will praise thee, for I am fearefully and wonderfully made, marueilous are thy works: and that my soule knoweth right well.

15My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret: and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.

16Thine eyes did see my substance yet being vnperfect, and in thy booke all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned: when as yet there was none of them.

17Howe precious also are thy thoughts vnto me, O God: how great is the summe of them?

18If I should count them, they are moe in number then the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee.

19Surely thou wilt slay the wicked, O God: depart from me therefore, ye bloody men.

20For they speake against thee wickedly: and thine enemies take thy name in vaine.

21Doe not I hate them, O Lord, that hate thee? and am not I grieued with those that rise vp against thee?

22I hate them with perfect hatred: I count them mine enemies.

23Search me, O God, and knowe my heart: trie mee, and knowe my thoughts:

24And see if there bee any wicked way in me: and leade me in the way euerlasting.

Chapter 140

1To the chiefe Musician, A Psalme of Dauid. Deliuer me, O Lord, from the euill man: preserue me from the violent man.

2Which imagine mischiefes in their heart: continually are they gathered together for warre.

3They haue sharpned their tongues like a serpent: adders poison is vnder their lips. Selah.

4Keepe me, O Lord, from the hands of the wicked, preserue me from the violent man: who haue purposed to ouerthrow my goings.

5The proude haue hid a snare for me and cords, they haue spread a net by the way side: they haue set grinnes for me. Selah.

6I said vnto the Lord, Thou art my God: heare the voyce of my supplications, O Lord.

7O God the Lord, the strength of my saluation: thou hast couered my head in the day of battell.

8Grant not, O Lord, the desires of the wicked: further not his wicked deuice, lest they exalt themselues. Selah.

9As for the head of those that compasse me about: let the mischiefe of their owne lips couer them.

10Let burning coales fall vpon them, let them be cast into the fire: into deepe pits, that they rise not vp againe.

11Let not an euill speaker bee established in the earth: euill shall hunt the violent man to ouerthrow him.

12I know that the Lord will maintaine the cause of the afflicted: and the right of the poore.

13Surely the righteous shall giue thankes vnto thy Name: the vpright shall dwell in thy presence.

Chapter 141

1A Psalme of Dauid. Lord, I crie vnto thee, make haste vnto mee: giue eare vnto my voice, when I crie vnto thee.

2Let my prayer bee set foorth before thee as incense: and the lifting vp of my hands as the Euening sacrifice.

3Set a watch (O Lord) before my mouth: keepe the doore of my lips.

4Incline not my heart to any euill thing, to practise wicked workes with men that worke iniquitie: and let mee not eate of their dainties.

5Let the righteous smite mee, it shalbe a kindnesse: and let him reprooue me, it shalbe an excellent oile, which shall not breake my head: for yet my prayer also shalbe in their calamities.

6When their Iudges are ouerthrowen in stonie places, they shall heare my words, for they are sweet.

7Our bones are scattered at the graues mouth: as when one cutteth and cleaueth wood vpon the earth.

8But mine eyes are vnto thee, O God the Lord: in thee is my trust, leaue not my soule destitute.

9Keepe mee from the snare which they haue laide for me, and the grinnes of the workers of iniquitie.

10Let the wicked fall into their owne nets: whilest that I withal escape.

Chapter 142

1Maschil of Dauid; A prayer when he was in the caue. I cried vnto the Lord with my voice: with my voice vnto the Lord did I make my supplication.

2I powred out my complaint before him: I shewed before him my trouble.

3When my spirit was ouerwhelmed within mee, then thou knewest my path: in the way wherein I walked, haue they priuily laid a snare for me.

4I looked on my right hand, and beheld, but there was no man that would know me, refuge failed me: no man cared for my soule.

5I cried vnto thee, O Lord, I said, Thou art my refuge, and my portion in the land of the liuing.

6Attend vnto my crie, for I am brought very low, deliuer mee from my persecuters: for they are stronger then I.

7Bring my soule out of prison, that I may praise thy Name: the righteous shall compasse me about: for thou shalt deale bountifully with me.

Chapter 143

1A Psalme of Dauid. Heare my prayer, O Lord, giue eare to my supplications: in thy faithfulnesse answere me, and in thy righteousnes.

2And enter not into iudgement with thy seruant: for in thy sight shall no man liuing be iustified.

3For the enemie hath persecuted my soule, he hath smitten my life downe to the ground: hee hath made mee to dwell in darkenesse, as those that haue bene long dead.

4Therefore is my spirit ouerwhelmed within me: my heart within me is desolate.

5I remember the dayes of old, I meditate on all thy workes: I muse on the worke of thy hands.

6I stretch forth my hands vnto thee: my soule thirsteth after thee, as a thirstie land, Selah.

7Heare me speedily, O Lord, my spirit faileth, hide not thy face from mee: lest I be like vnto them that goe downe into the pit.

8Cause mee to heare thy louing kindnesse in the morning, for in thee doe I trust, cause mee to knowe the way wherein I should walke: for I lift vp my soule vnto thee.

9Deliuer mee, O Lord, from mine enemies: I flie vnto thee to hide me.

10Teach me to doe thy will, for thou art my God, thy spirit is good: leade me into the land of vprightnesse.

11Quicken me, O Lord, for thy names sake: for thy righteousnesse sake bring my soule out of trouble.

12And of thy mercy cut off mine enemies, and destroy all them that afflict my soule: for I am thy seruant.

Chapter 144

1A Psalme of Dauid. Blessed be the Lord my strength, which teacheth my hands to warre, and my fingers to fight.

2My goodnes and my fortresse, my high tower and my deliuerer, my shield, and he in whome I trust: who subdueth my people vnder me.

3Lord, what is man, that thou takest knowledge of him? or the sonne of man, that thou makest account of him?

4Man is like to vanity: his dayes are as a shadow that passeth away.

5Bow thy heauens, O Lord, and come downe: touch the mountaines, and they shall smoke.

6Cast forth lightning, and scatter them: shoote out thine arrowes, and destroy them.

7Send thine hand from aboue, rid me, and deliuer me out of great waters: from the hand of strange children,

8Whose mouth speaketh vanitie: and their right hand is a right hand of falshood.

9I will sing a new song vnto thee, O God: vpon a psalterie, and an instrument of ten strings will I sing praises vnto thee.

10It is he that giueth saluation vnto kings: who deliuereth Dauid his seruant from the hurtfull sword.

11Rid me, and deliuer me from the hand of strange children, whose mouth speaketh vanitie: and their right hand is a right hand of falshood.

12That our sonnes may be as plants growen vp in their youth; that our daughters may be as corner stones, polished after the similitude of a palace:

13That our garners may bee full, affoording all maner of store; that our sheepe may bring forth thousands, and tenne thousands in our streetes.

14That our oxen may be strong to labour, that there be no breaking in, nor going out; that there be no complaining in our streetes.

15Happy is that people that is in such a case: yea, happy is that people, whose God is the Lord.

Chapter 145

1Dauids Psalme of praise. I will extoll thee, my God, O King: and I will blesse thy name for euer and euer.

2Euery day wil I blesse thee: and I will praise thy Name for euer and euer.

3Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised: and his greatnes is vnsearchable.

4One generation shall praise thy works to another, and shal declare thy mightie actes.

5I will speake of the glorious honour of thy maiestie: and of thy wonderous workes.

6And men shall speake of the might of thy terrible acts: and I wil declare thy greatnesse.

7They shall abundantly vtter the memory of thy great goodnesse: and shall sing of thy righteousnesse.

8The Lord is gracious and full of compassion: slow to anger, and of great mercy.

9The Lord is good to all: and his tender mercies are ouer all his workes.

10All thy workes shall praise thee, O Lord: and thy Saints shal blesse thee.

11They shall speake of the glory of thy kingdome: and talke of thy power.

12To make knowen to the sonnes of men his mightie actes: and the glorious Maiestie of his kingdome.

13Thy kingdome is an euerlasting kingdome: and thy dominion endureth throughout all generations.

14The Lord vpholdeth all that fall: and raiseth vp all those that bee bowed downe.

15The eyes of all waite vpon thee: and thou giuest them their meat in due season.

16Thou openest thine hand: and satisfiest the desire of euery liuing thing.

17The Lord is righteous in all his wayes: and holy in all his works.

18The Lord is nigh vnto all them that call vpon him: to all that call vpon him in trueth.

19Hee will fulfill the desire of them that feare him: he also will heare their cry, and will saue them.

20The Lord preserueth all them that loue him: but all the wicked will he destroy.

21My mouth shall speake the praise of the Lord: and let all flesh blesse his holy Name for euer and euer.

Chapter 146

1Praise yee the Lord: prayse the Lord, O my soule.

2While I liue, will I praise the Lord: I will sing praises vnto my God, while I haue any being.

3Put not your trust in Princes: nor in the sonne of man, in whom there is no helpe.

4His breath goeth foorth, he returneth to his earth: in that very day his thoughts perish.

5Happy is he that hath the God of Iacob for his helpe: whose hope is in the Lord his God:

6Which made heauen and earth, the Sea, and all that therein is: which keepeth trueth for euer:

7Which executeth iudgement for the oppressed, which giueth food to the hungry: the Lord looseth the prisoners.

8The Lord openeth the eyes of the blinde, the Lord raiseth them that are bowed downe: the Lord loueth the righteous.

9The Lord preserueth the strangers, he relieueth the fatherlesse and widow: but the way of the wicked he turneth vpside downe.

10The Lord shall reigne for euer, euen thy God, O Zion, vnto all generations: Praise ye the Lord.

Chapter 147

1Praise ye the Lord: for it is good to sing praises vnto our God: for it is pleasant, and praise is comely.

2The Lord doeth build vp Ierusalem: he gathereth together the out-casts of Israel.

3Hee healeth the broken in heart: and bindeth vp their wounds.

4He telleth the number of the stars: he calleth them all by their names.

5Great is our Lord, and of great power: his vnderstanding is infinite.

6The Lord lifteth vp the meeke: hee casteth the wicked downe to the ground.

7Sing vnto the Lord with thankesgiuing: sing prayse vpon the harpe vnto our God:

8Who couereth the heauen with cloudes, who prepareth raine for the earth: who maketh grasse to growe vpon the mountaines.

9He giueth to the beast his foode: and to the yong rauens which crie.

10Hee delighteth not in the strength of the horse: he taketh not pleasure in the legs of a man.

11The Lord taketh pleasure in them that feare him: in those that hope in his mercie.

12Praise the Lord, O Ierusalem: praise thy God, O Zion.

13For hee hath strengthened the barres of thy gates: hee hath blessed thy children within thee.

14He maketh peace in thy borders: and filleth thee with the finest of the wheate.

15He sendeth forth his commandement vpon earth: his word runneth very swiftly.

16He giueth snow like wooll: he scattereth the hoare frost like ashes.

17He casteth forth his yce like morsels: who can stand before his cold?

18He sendeth out his word, and melteth them: he causeth his wind to blow, and the waters flow.

19He sheweth his word vnto Iacob: his statutes and his iudgements vnto Israel.

20He hath not dealt so with any nation: and as for his iudgements, they haue not knowen them. Praise yee the Lord.

Chapter 148

1Praise yee the Lord. Praise ye the Lord from the heauens: praise him in the heights.

2Praise yee him all his Angels: praise ye him all his hosts.

3Praise ye him Sunne and Moone: praise him all ye starres of light.

4Praise him ye heauens of heauens: and ye waters that be aboue the heauens.

5Let them praise the Name of the Lord: for he commanded, and they were created.

6Hee hath also stablished them for euer and euer: he hath made a decree which shall not passe.

7Praise the Lord from the earth: ye dragons and all deepes.

8Fire and haile, snow and vapour: stormie wind fulfilling his word.

9Mountaines and all hilles: fruitfull trees, and all cedars.

10Beastes and all cattell: creeping things, and flying foule.

11Kings of the earth, and all people: Princes, and all Iudges of the earth.

12Both young men and maidens: olde men and children.

13Let them praise the Name of the Lord, for his Name alone is excellent: his glory is aboue the earth and heauen.

14Hee also exalteth the horne of his people, the praise of all his Saints; euen of the children of Israel, a people neere vnto him. Praise ye the Lord.

Chapter 149

1Praise yee the Lord: Sing vnto the Lord a new song: and his prayse in the Congregation of Saints.

2Let Israel reioyce in him that made him: let the children of Zion bee ioyfull in their King.

3Let them praise his Name in the dance: let them sing praises vnto him with the timbrell and harpe.

4For the Lord taketh pleasure in his people: hee will beautifie the meeke with saluation.

5Let the Saints be ioyfull in glory: let them sing aloude vpon their beddes.

6Let the high praises of God be in their mouth: and a two edged sword in their hand:

7To execute vengeance vpon the heathen: and punishments vpon the people.

8To binde their Kings with chaines: and their Nobles with fetters of yron.

9To execute vpon them the iudgement written: This honour haue all his Saints. Praise ye the Lord.

Chapter 150

1Praise ye the Lord. Praise God in his Sanctuarie: Praise him in the firmament of his power.

2Praise him for his mightie actes: Praise him according to his excellent greatnesse.

3Praise him with the sound of the Trumpet: Prayse him with the Psalterie and Harpe.

4Praise him with the timbrell and dance: praise him with stringed instruments, and Organes.

5Praise him vpon the loud cymbals: praise him vpon the high sounding cymbals.

6Let euery thing that hath breath, praise the Lord. Praise yee the Lord.