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me, as thou usest to do unto those that love thy Name.

5 Order my steps in thy word, and so shall no wickedness have dominion over me.

6 O deliver me from the wrongful dealings of men, and so shall I keep thy commandments.

7 Shew the light of thy countenance upon thy servant, and teach me thy statutes.

8 Mine eyes gush out with water, because men keep not thy law.

IGHTEOUS art thou, O Lord, and true

are thy judgments. 2 The testimonies that thou hast commanded are exceeding righteous and true.

3 My zeal hath even consumed me, because mine enemies have forgotten thy words.

4 Thy word is tried to the uttermost, and thy servant loveth it.

5 I am small and of no reputation, yet do I not forget thy commandments.

6 Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and thy law is the truth.

7 Trouble and heaviness have taken hold upon me, yet is my delight in thy commandments.

The righteousness of thy testimonies is everlasting: O grant me understanding, and I shall live.

CALL with my whole heart; hear me, O Lord,

I will keep thy statutes. 2 Yea, even unto thee do I call : help me, and I shall keep thy testimonies.

3 Early in the morning do I cry unto thee, for in thy word is

my 4 Mine eyes prevent the night-watches, that I may be occupied in thy words.

5 Hear my voice, O Lord, accordiug unto thy loving kindness: quicken me according as thou art wont.

6 They draw nigh that of malice persecute me, and are far from thy law.





7 Be thou nigh at hand, O Lord; for all thy commandments are true.

8 As concerning thy testimonies, I have known long since, that thou hast founded them for ever.

CONSIDER mine adversity and deliver me,

for I do not forget thy law. 2 Avenge thou my cause, and deliver me; quicken me according to thy word.

3 Health is far from the ungodly, for they regard not my statutes.

4 Great is thy mercy, O Lord: quicken me as thou art wont.

5 Many there are that trouble me, and persecute me; yet

do I not swerve from thy testimonies. 6 It grieveth me when I see the transgressors, because they keep not thy law.

7 Consider, O Lord, how I love thy commandments: O quicken me according to thy lovingkindness.

8 Thy word his true from everlasting: all the judgments of thy righteousness endure for ever



RINCES have persecuted me without a cause,

but my heart standeth in awe of thy word. 2 I am as glad of thy word, as one that findeth great spoils.

3 As for lies, I hate and abbor them, but thy law do I love.

4 Seven times a day do I praise thee, because of thy righteous judgments.

5 Great is the peace that they have who love thy law, and they are not offended at it.

6 Lord, I have looked for thy saving health, and done after thy commandments.

7 My soul hath kept thy testimonies, and loved them exceedingly.

8 I have kept thy commandments and testimonies, for all my ways are before thee.

ET my complaint come before thee, O Lord:

2 Let my supplication come before thee: deliver me according to thy word.

3 My lips shall speak of thy praise, when thou hast taught me thy statutes.

4 Yea, my tongue shall sing of thy word, for all thy commandments are righteous.

5 Let thine hand help me, for I have chosen thy commandments.

6 I have longed for thy saving health, O Lord: and in thy law is my delight.

7 O let my soul live, and it shall praise thee; and thy judgments shall help me.

8 I have gone astray like a sheep that is lost: 0 seek thy servant, for I do not forget thy commandments.


WILL lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from

whence cometh my help. 2 My help cometh even from the Lord, who hath made heaven and earth.

3 He will not suffer thy foot to be moved; and he that keepeth thee will not sleep.

4 Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.

5 The Lord himself is thy keeper: the Lord is thy defence upon thy right hand.

6 So that the sun shall not smite thee by day, neither the moon by night.

7 The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: yea, it is even he that shall keep thy soul.

8 The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth for evermore.


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TNTO thee lift I up mine eyes, O thou that

dwellest in the heavens. 2 Behold, even as the eyes of servants look unto the hand of their masters, and as the eyes maiden unto the hand of her mistress, even so our eyes wait upon the Lord our God, until he have mercy upon us.

3 Have mercy upon us, O Lord, have mercy upon us, for we are utterly despised.

4 Our soul is filled with the scornful reproof of the wealthy, and with the despitefulness of the proud.

F the Lord himself had not been on our side,


if the Lord himself had not been on our side, when men rose up against us ;

2 They had swallowed us up quick, when they were so wrathfully displeased at us:

3 Yea, the waters had drowned us, and the stream had gone over our soul.

4 The deep waters of the proud had gone even over our soul.

5 But praised be the Lord, who hath not given us over for a prey unto their teeth.

6 Our soul is escaped, even as a bird out of the snare of the fowler: the snare is broken, and we are delivered.

7 Our help standeth in the Name of the Lord, who hath made heaven and earth.

NHEY that put their trust in the Lord, shall

be even as the mount Sion, which cannot be removed, but standeth fast for ever.

2 The hills stand about Jerusalem : even standeth the Lord round about his people, from this time forth for evermore.

3 For the rod of the ungodly shall not rest upon




the lot of the righteous, Jest the righteous put their hand unto wickedness.

4 Do well, O Lord, unto those that are good and true of heart.

5 As for such as turn back unto their own wickedness, the Lord shall lead them forth with the evil doers; but peace shall be upon Israel.

HEN the Lord turned again the captivity

of Sion, then were we like unto them that dream.

2 Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongne with joy.

3 Then said they among the heathen, The Lord hath done great things for them.

4 Yea, the Lord hath done great things for us, whereof we rejoice.

5 Turn our captivity, O Lord, as the rivers in the south.

6 They that sow in tears, shall reap in joy.

7 He that now goeth on his way weeping, and beareth forth good seed, shall doubtless come again with joy, and bring his sheaves with him.



IXCEPT the Lord build the house, their la-

bour is but vain that build it. 2 Except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.

3 It is but lost labour that ye haste to rise up early, and so late take rest, and eat the bread of carefulness : for so he giveth his beloved sleep.

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

5 Like as the arrows in the hand of the giant, even so are the

children. 6 Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of


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