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3 Bring forth the spear, and stop the way against them that persecute me; say unto my soul, I am thy salvation.

4 My soul, be joyful in the Lord: it shall rejoice in his salvation.

5 All my bones shall say, Lord, who is like unto thee; who deliverest the poor from him that is too strong for him; yea, the poor, and him that is in misery, from him that spoileth him.

6 I will give thee thanks in the great congregation: I will praise thee among much people.

7 Let them be glad and rejoice that favour my righteous dealing: yea, let them say alway, Blessed be the Lord, who hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant.

8 And as for my tongue, it shall be talking of thy righteousness, and of thy praise, all the day long.



THY mercy, O Lord, reacheth unto the hea-

vens; and thy faithfulness unto the clouds. 2 Thy righteousness standeth like the strong mountains: thy judgments are like the great deep.

3 Thou, Lord, preservest both man and beast. How excellent is thy mercy, O God! and the children of men shall put their trust under the shadow of thy wings!

4. They shall be satisfied with the plenteousness of thy house; and thou shalt give them drink of thy pleasures as out of the river.

5 For with thee is the well of life; and in thy light shall we see light.

6 ( continue thy loving-kindness unto them that know thee, and thy righteousness unto them that are true of heart.


7 O let not the foot of pride come against me; and let not the hand of the ungodly cast me down.

8 There are they fallen, all that work wickedness: they are cast down, and shall not be able to stand.

VRET not thyself because of the ungodly; nei-

ther be thou envious against the evil doers. 2 For they shall soon be cut down like the grass ; and be withered even as the

green herb. 3 Put thou thy trust in the Lord, and be doing good: dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.

4 Delight thou in the Lord; and he shall give thee thy heart's desire.

5 Commit thy way unto the Lord; and put thy trust in him, and he shall bring it to pass.

6 He shall make thy righteousness as clear as the light; and thy just dealing as the noon-day.

7 Hold thee still in the Lord, and abide patiently upon him; but grieve not thyself at him whose way doth prosper, at the man that doeth after evil counsels.

8 Cease from wrath, and let go displeasure: fret not thyself, else shalt thou be moved to do evil.

9 Wicked doers shall be rooted out; but they that patiently wait upon the Lord, those shall inherit the land.

10 Yet a little while, and the ungodly shall be clean gone; thou shalt look after his place, and he shall be away.

11 But the meek-spirited shall possess the earth, and shall be refreshed in the multitude of peace.

12 The ungodly seeketh counsel against the just and gnasheth upon him with his teeth.

13 The Lord shall laugh him to scorn: for he seeth that his day is coming.

14 A small thing that the righteous hath, is better than great riches of the ungodly.

15 For the arms of the ungodly shall be broken; and the Lord upholdeth the righteous.

16 The Lord knoweth the days of the godly; and their inheritance shall endure for ever.

17 They shall not be confounded in the perilous time; and in the days of dearth they shall have enough.

18 As for the ungodly, they shall perish, and the enemies of the Lord shall consume as the fat of lambs; yea, even as the smoke shall they consume away.

19 The ungodly. borroweth, and payeth not again; but the righteous is merciful and liberal.

20 Such as are blessed of God shall possess the land; and they that are cursed of him shall be rooted out.

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THE Lord ordereth a good man's going, and

maketh his way acceptable to himself. 2 Though he fall, he shall not be cast away; for the Lord upholdeth him with his hand.

3 I have been young, and now am old; and yet saw I never the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging their bread.

4 The righteous is ever merciful, and lendeth; and his seed is blessed.

5 flee from evil, and do the thing that is good, and dwell für evermore.

6 For the Lord loveth the thing that is right: he forsaketh not his saints; but they are preserved for ever.

7 The unrighteous shall be punished: as for the seed of the ungodly, it shall be rooted out

8 The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell therein for ever.

9 The mouth of the righteous is exercised in wisdom; and his tongue will be talking of judgment.

10 The law of God is in his heart; and his going shall not slide.

11 The ungodly seeth the righteous, and seeketh occasion to slay him.

12 The Lord will not leave him in his hand; nor condemn him when he is judged.

13 Hope thou in the Lord, and keep his way, and he shall promote thee, and thou shalt possess the land: when the ungodly shall perish, thou shalt see it.

14 I myself have seen the ungodly in great power, and flourishing like a green bay tree.

15 I went by, and lo, he was gone: I sought him, but his place could no where be found.

16 Keep innocency, and take heed unto the thing that is right: for that shall bring a man peace at the last.

17 As for the transgressors, they shall perish together: and the end of the ungodly is, they shall be rooted out at the last.

18 But the salvation of the righteous cometh of the Lord; who is also their strength in the time of trouble.

19 And the Lord shall stand by them, and save them: he shall deliver them from the ungodly, and shall save them, because they put their trust in him.

UT me not to rebuke, O Lord, in thine anger;

neither chasten me in thy heavy displeasure. 2 For thine arrows stick fast in me, and thy hand presseth me sore.

3 There is no health in my flesh, because of thy


displeasure; neither is there any rest in my bones, by reason of


sin. 4 For my wickednesses are gone over my head, and are like a sore burden, too heavy for me to bear.

5 My wounds stink, and are corrupt, through my foolishness.

6 I am brought into so great trouble and misery, that I go mourning all the day long.

7 I am feeble and sore smitten: I have roared for the very disquietness of my heart.

8 Lord, thou knowest all my desire; and my groaning is not hid from thee.

9 My heart panteth, my strength hath failed me, and the sight of mine eyes is gone from me.

10 My lovers and my neighbours did stand looking upon my trouble; and my kinsmen stood afar off.

11 In thee, O Lord, have I put my trust: thou shalt answer for me, O Lord my

God. 12 I will confess my wickedness, and be sorry for my sin.

13 Forsake me not, O Lord my God: be not thou far from me.

14 Haste thee to help me, O Lord God of my salvation.



offend not with my tongue. 2 I will keep my mouth at it were with a bridle, while the ungodly is in my sight.

3 I held my tongue and spake nothing: I kept silence, yea, even from good words; but it was pain and grief to me.

4 My heart was hot within me; and while I was

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