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The Psalmes of David

From the Hebrew David means “beloved”

(Part Five)

The Seventy Fourth Psalme
An instruction of *Asaph
Asaph = "gatherer" Heb root = (only God as gatherer) RN
     O' God, wherefore do you cast us so clean away? Why is your *wrath so hot against the sheep of your pasture? The wrath of God is some time taken for the vengeance wherewith he punisheth sinners, as in the Psalm 18. But here it is signifies the punishment wherewith he chastises his (people) Psalm 9 MN
     O' think upon your congregation, whom you have purchased of old from the beginning: the staff of your inheritance, whom you have redeemed, even this hill of Sion wherein you dwell.
     Tread upon them with your feet, and cast them down to the ground, for the enemy has destroyed all together in the Sanctuary.
     Thine adversaries roar in your houses, and set up their banners for tokens.
     Men may see the axes glister above, like as those that hewn in wood.
     They cut down all the ceiling work of the Sanctuary, they have defiled the dwelling place of your name, even unto the ground.
     They have set fire upon the Sanctuary, and have defiled the dwelling place of your name, even to the ground.
     Yes they say in their hearts: Let us spoil them all together, thus they have burned up all the houses of God in the land.
     We see our tokens no more, there is not one Prophet more, no not one that understands anymore.
     O' God, how long shall the adversary do this dishonor? How long shall the enemy blaspheme your name? for ever?
     Why withdraw you your hand? Why pluck you not your right hand out of your bosom, to consume your enemies.
     But God is my King of old, the help that is done upon the earth, he does it himself.
     You divide the sea through your power, you break the heads of the dragons in the waters.
     You smite the heads of Leviathan in pieces, and gave him to be meat for the people in the wilderness.
     You dig up wells and brooks, you driest up mighty rivers.
     The day is yours, the night is thine: you have prepared the light and the sun.
     You have set all the borders of the earth, you have made both summer and winter.
     Remember this, O' Lord, how the enemy rebuke, and how the foolish people blaspheme your name.
     O' deliver not the soul of your turtledove unto the beasts, and forget not the congregation of the poor for ever.
     Look upon the covenant, for the dark houses of the earth are full of wickedness.
     O let not the simple go away ashamed: for the poor and needy give praises unto your name.
     Arise, O' God, and maintain your own cause, remember how the foolish man blasphemed you daily.
     Forget not the voice of your enemies, for the presumption of them that hate you, increases ever more and more.

The Seventy Fifth Psalme
To the chaunter, destroy not, a Psalme and song of Asaph.
     Unto you, O' God, will we give thanks, yes unto you will we give thanks, and seeing your name is so nye, we will tell of your wondrous works.
     When I may get a convenient time, I shall judge according unto right.
     The earth is weak and all that is therin, but I bear up her pillars. Selah.
     I said unto the mad people, deal not so madly and to the ungodly *set up not up your horns. To set up the horns here is by pride to show their power. MN
     Set not up your horns on high, and speak not with a stiff neck.
     For promotion comes neither from the East, nor from the West, nor from the wilderness.
     And why? God is the judge: he puts down one, and sets up another.
     For in the hand of the Lord there is a *cup of strong wine, and he pours out of the same. *cup in the scripture signifies affliction and all that is offered us by the will of God. MN
     As for the dregs thereof, all the ungodly of the earth shall drink them, and suck them out.
     But I will talk of the God of Jacob, and praise him forever.
     All the horns of the ungodly will I break, and the horns of the righteous shall be exalted.

The Seventy Sixth Psalme
To the chaunter, in Neginoth, a Psalme of Asaph.
     In Judah is God known, his name is great in Israel.
     At Salem is his tabernacle, and his dwelling in Sion.
     There breaks he the arrows of the bow, the shield, the sword, and the whole battle. Selah.
     You are of more honor and might than the hills of robbers.
     The proud shall be robbed and sleep their sleep, and the mighty shall be able to do nothing with their hands.
     When you rebuke them, O' God of Jacob, both the chariots and horsemen shall fall on sleep.
     You are fearful, for who may abide in your sight, when you are angry?
     When you let your judgment be heard from heaven, the earth trembled and is still.
     Yes when God arises to give judgment, and to help all them that be in adversity on earth. Selah.
     When you punishes one man, he must knowledge that you are ready to punish other more.
     Look what you promise unto the Lord your God, see that yee keep it, all you that be round about him: bring presents unto him that ought to be feared.
     Which takes away the breath of Princes, and is wonderful among the Kings of the earth.

The Seventy Seventh Psalme
To the chaunter, for Iduthun a Psalme of Asaph.
     I cried unto God with my voice, yes unto God cried I with my voice, and he heard me.
     In the time of my trouble I sought the Lord, I held up mine hands to him in the night season, for my soul refused all other comfort.
     When I was in heaviness, I thought upon God: when my heart was vexed, then did I speak. Selah.
     You held mine eyes waking, I was so feeble, that I could not speak.
     Then remember I the times of old, and the years that were past.
     I called to remembrance my song in the night, I communed with mine own heart, and sought out my spirit.
     Will the Lord cast out forever?
     Will he be no more entreated?
     Is his mercy clean gone?
     Is his promise come utterly to an end for evermore?
     Has The Lord forgotten to be gracious?
     Or, has he shut up his loving kindness in displeasure? Selah.
     At the last, I came to this point, that I thought: O why are you so foolish? the right hand of the most high can change all.
     Therefore will I remember the works of the Lord, and call to mind your wonders of old time.
     I will speak of all your works, and my talk shall be of your doings.
     Thy way, O' God, is holy: who is so great and mighty as God?
     You are the God that does wonders, you have declared your power among the people.
     You with your own arm have delivered your people, even the sons of Jacob and Joseph. Selah.
     The waters saw you, O' God, the waters saw you, and were afraid, the depths were moved.
     The thick clouds poured out water, the clouds thundered, and your arrows went abroad.
     Thy thunder was heard round about, the lightnings shone upon the ground, the earth was moved and shook with all.
     Thy way is in the sea, and your paths in the great waters, yet could no man know your footsteps.
     You lead your people like a flock of sheep, by the hand of Moses and Aaron.

The Seventy Eighth Psalme
An instruction of Asaph.
Asaph = "gatherer" Heb root = (only God as gatherer) RN
     Hear my law, O' my people, incline your ears to the words of my mouth.
     I will open my mouth in parables, and speak of things of old.
     Which we have heard and known, and such as our fathers have told us.
     That we should not hide them from the children of the generations to come: but to show the honor of the Lord, his might and wonderful works that he has done.
     He made a covenant with Jacob, and gave Israel a law, which he commanded our forefathers to teach their children.
     That their posterity might know it, and the children which were yet unborn.
     To the intent that when they came up, they might show their children the same.
     That they also might put their trust in God, and not to forget what he had done, but keep his commandments.
     And not be as their forefathers, a *froward and *overthwart generation, a generation that set not their heart a right, and whose spirit was not true toward God. *froward = stubbornly contrary. *overthwart = eager to oppose, (that is; eager to oppose the loving will of God) RN
     Like as the children of Ephraim, which being harnessed and carrying bows, turned themselves back in the time of battle.
     They kept not the covenant of God, and would not walk in his law.
     They forgot what he had done, and the wonderful works that he had showed for them.
     Marvelous things did he in the sight of our fathers in the land of Egypt, even in the field of Zoan. Zoan = "place of departure"
     He divided the sea, and let them go through it, and made the waters to stand like a wall.
     In the daytime he led them with a cloud, and all the night through with a light of fire.
     He clave the hard rocks in the wilderness, and gave them drink thereof, as it had been out of the great depth.
     He brought waters out of the stony rock, so that they gushed out like the rivers.
     Yet for all this they sinned against him, and provoked the most highest in the wilderness.
     They tempted God in their hearts, and required meat for their lust.
     For they spoke against God, and said: yes, yes God shall prepare a table in the wilderness, shall he?
     Lo, he smote the stony rock, that the watery streams gushed out, and the streams flowed withal: but how can he give bread and provide flesh for his people?
     When the Lord heard this, he was wroth: so the fire was kindled in Jacob, and heavy displeasure against Israel.
     Because they believed not in God, and put not their trust in his help.
     So he commanded the clouds above, and opened the doors of heaven.
     He rained down manna upon them for to eat, and give them bread from heaven.
     Then ate they angels food, for he sent them meat enough.
     He caused the East wind to blow under heaven, and through his power he brought in the south wind.
     He made flesh to rain upon them as thick as dust, and feathered fowls like as the sand of the sea:
     He let it fall among their tents round about their habitations.
     So they ate, and were filled, for he gave them their own desire.
     And they were not disappointed of their lust.
     But while their meat was yet in their mouths: the heavy wrath of God came upon them, slew the wealthiest of them, and smote down the chosen men of Israel.
     For all this they sinned yet more, and believed not his wondrous works.
     Therefore their days were consumed in vanity, and suddenly their years were gone.
     When he slew them, they sought him, and turned them early unto God.
     They thought then that God was their *succoure, and that the high God was their redeemer. *succoure = assistance in time of distress RN
     Nevertheless they did but flatter him with their mouths, and disassembled with him in their tongues.
     For their heart was whole with him, neither continued they in his covenant.
     But he was so merciful, that he forgave their misdeeds, and destroyed them not.
     Yes, Yes, many a time turned he his wrath away, and would not suffer (allow) his whole displeasure to arise.
     For he considered that they were but flesh: even a wind that passes away, and comes not again.
     How many a time have they provoked him in the desert?
     They turned back, and tempted God, and moved the holy one in Israel.
     They thought not of his hand, in the day when he delivered them from the hand of the enemy.
     How he had wrought his miracles in Egypt, and his wonders in the land of Zoan.
     How he turned their waters to blood, so that they might not drink of the rivers.
     He sent lice among them, to eat them up, and frogs to destroy them.
     He gave their fruits unto the caterpillar, and their labor unto the grasshopper.
     How he beat down their vineyards with hail stones, and their mulberry trees with the frost.
     How he smote their cattle with hail stones, and their flocks with hot thunderbolts.
     How he sent upon them the fury of his wrath, anger and displeasure: with trouble and falling in of evil angels.
     When he made a way to his fearful indignation, and spared not their souls from death, yes and gave their cattle over to the pestilence.
     When he smote all the firstborn in Egypt, the most principal and mightiest in the dwellings of *Ham.
*Ham for Egypt: because Mizraim of whom the Egyptians came was the son of Ham. MN
     But as for his own people, he led them forth like sheep, and carried them in the wilderness like a flock.
     He brought them out safely, that they should not fear, and overwhelmed their enemies with the sea.
     He carried them unto the borders of his Sanctuary: even in to this hill, which he purchased with his right hand.
     He did cast out the Heathen before them, caused their land to be divided among them for an heritage, and made the tribes of Israel to dwell in their tents.
     For all this they tempted and displeased the most high God, and kept not his covenant.
     But turned their backs, and fell away like their forefathers, starting aside like a broken bow.
     And so they grieved him with their high places, and provoked him with images.
     When God heard this, he was wroth, and took sore displeasure with Israel.
     So that he forsook the Tabernacle in Silo, even his habitation wherein he dwelt among men.
     He deliver their power into captivity, and their glory into the enemys hand.
     He gave his people over to the sword, for he was wroth with his heritage.
     The fire consumed their young men, and their maidens were not given to marriage.
     Their priests were slain with the sword, and there were no widows to made lamentation.
     So the Lord awakened as one out of sleep, and like a giant refreshed with wine.
     He smote his enemies in the hinder parts, and put them to a perpetual shame.
     He refused the Tabernacle of Joseph, and chose not the tribe of Ephraim.
     Nevertheless, he chose the tribe of Judah, even the hill of Sion which he loved.
     And there he builded his temple on high, and layed the foundation of it like the ground, that it might perpetually endure.
     He chose David also his servant, and took him away from the sheepfolds.
     As he was following the ewes great with young, he took him, that he might feed Jacob his people, and Israel his inheritance.
     So he fed them with a faithful and true heart, and ruled them with all the diligence of his power.

The Seventy Ninth Psalme
A Psalme of Asaph.
Asaph = "gatherer" Heb root = (only God as gatherer) RN
     O' God, the Heathen are come into your heritage: the holy temple have they defiled, and made Jerusalem an heap of stones.
     The dead bodies of your servants have they given unto the fowls of the air to be devoured, and the flesh of your saints unto the beasts of the land.
     Their blood have they shed like water on every side of Jerusalem, and there was no man to bury them.
     We are become an open shame to our enemies, a very scorn and *derision unto them that are round about us.*derision = ridicule, contempt, mockery. RN
     Lord, how long will you be angry? shall your jealousy burn like fire for ever?
     Pour out your indignation upon the Heathen that know you not, and upon the Kingdoms that call not upon your name.
     *For they have devoured Jacob, and laid waste his dwelling place. *Jerem 10 MN
     O *remember not our old sins, but have mercy upon us, and that soon, for we are come to great misery. *God remembers not our sins when he forgives them, and punishes them not as they have deserved as he says in Ezek 18 and Esa 64 MN
     Help us, O' God our savior, for the glory of your name: O' deliver us, and forgive us our sins for your names sake.
     Wherefore shall the Heathen say: Where is now their God?
     O' let the vengeance of your servants blood that is shed, be openly showed upon the Heathen in our sight.
     O' let the sorrowful sighing of the prisoners come before you, and according unto the power of your arm, preserve those that are appointed to die.
     And for the blasphemy wherewith our neighbors have blasphemed you, reward them, O' Lord, seven fold into their bosom.
     So we that be the people and sheep of your pasture, shall give you thanks forever, and will always be showing forth your praise more and more.

The Eightieth Psalme
To the chaunter, upon Sosanim, a Psalm of Asaph.
*Sosanim from the Hebrew ; lily; a longing desire of Song 2 and Hosea 14 Asaph = "gatherer" Heb root = (only God as gatherer) RN
     Hear O' you shepherd of Israel, you that lead Jacob like a flock of sheep: show yourself, you that sit between the Cherubims.
     Before Ephraim, Benjamin, and Manasses: stir up your power, and come help us.
     Turn us again, O" God, show the light of your countenance, and we shall be whole.
     O' Lord God of Hosts, how long will you be angry over the prayer of your people?
     You have fed them with the bread of tears, yes you have given them plenteous tears to drink.
     You have make us a very strife unto our neighbors, and our enemies laugh us to scorn.
     Turn us again, You God of Hosts, show the light of your countenance, and we shall be whole.
     You have brought a vine yard out of Egypt, you did cast out the Heathen, and plant it.
     You made room for it, and caused it to take root, so that it filled the land.
     The hills were covered with the shadow of it, and so were the strong Cedar trees with the bows thereof.
     She stretched out her branches unto the sea, and her bows unto the water.
     Why have you then broken down her hedge, that all they which go by, pluck off her grapes?
     The wild boar out of the wood has rooted it up, and the beasts of the field has devour it.
     Turn you again, you God of Hosts, look down from heaven, behold and visit this vine yard.
     Maintain it, that your right hand has planted, and *son whom you made so much of for yourself. This is son, from the original word sonne, middle English differentiated between son and sun; by spelling son; sonne, and sun as sunne. RN
     For why? it is burned with fire, and lays waste: O let them perish at the rebuke of your wrath.
     Let your hand be upon the man of your right hand, and upon the man whom you made so much of for your own self.
     And so will not we go back from you: Oh let us live, and we shall call upon your name.
     Turn us again, O' Lord God of Hosts, show the light of your countenance, and we shall be whole.

The Eighty First Psalme
To the chaunter upon *Githith, of Asaph.
*Githith meaning upon "the wine press" also wine press of God in Apocalypse, from the 8th Psalm RN

     Sing merrily unto God which is our strength, make a cheerful noise unto the God of Jacob.
     Take the Psalme, bring hither the taboret, the merry harp and lute.
     Blow up the trumpets in the new moon, upon our solemn feast day.
     For this is the use in Israel, and a law of the God of Jacob.
     This he ordained in Joseph for a testimony, when came out of Egypt, and had heard a strange language.
     When he eased his shoulder from the burden: his hands were delivered from the pots.
     When you called upon me in trouble, I helped you, and heard you, what time as the storm fell upon you, *I proved you also at the water of strife. Selah. Numbers 25, Exod 20. MN
     Hear, O' my people, for I assure you, O' Israel, if you will hearken unto me:
     There shall no strange gods be in you, neither shall you worship any other god.
     I am the Lord your God, which brought you out of the land of Egypt, open your mouth wide, and I will fill it.
     But my people would not hear my voice, and Israel would no obey me.
     So I gave them up unto their own hearts lust, and let them follow their own imaginations.
     O' that my people would obey me, for if Israel would walk in my ways:
     I should soon put down their enemies, and turn my hand against their adversaries.
     The haters of the Lord should *misse Israel, but their time should have endured for ever. *misse = serve, celebrate upon RN
     He should feed them with the finest wheat and flour, and satisfy them with honey out of the stony rock.

The Eighty Second Psalme
A Psalme of Asaph
     God stands in the congregation of the *Gods, and is a Judge among the Judges. Kings Princes and rulers are in the scripture called gods as in Exodus 22, MN Also see Exodus 5; And the Lord said unto Moses: I have made you Pharos God, RN...
     How long will you give wrong judgement, and accept the persons of the ungodly? Selah.
     Defend the poor and fatherless, see that such as be in need and necessity have right.
     Deliver the out cast and poor, and save him from the hand of the ungodly.
     Nevertheless, they will not be learned and understand, but walk still in *darkness: therefore must all the foundations of the land be moved. *darkness for ignorance. MN
     I have said: you are Gods, you are all the children of the most highest.
     But you shall die like men, and fall like one of the tyrants.
     Arise, O' God, and judge you the earth, for all the Heathen are your by inheritance.

The Eighty Third Psalme
A song and Psalme of Asaph.
     Hold not your tongue, O' God, keep not still silence, refrain not yourself O' God.
     For lo, your enemies make a murmuring, and they that hate you, lift up their head.
     They imagine craftily against your people, and take consul against your secret ones.
     Come (say they) let us root them out from among the people, that the name of Israel may be put out of remembrance.
     For they have cast their heads together with one consent, and are confederate against you.
     The tabernacles of the Edomites, and Ishmaelites, the Moabites, and the Hagarenes.
     Gebal, Ammon, and Amalech: the Philistines with them that dwell at Tyre.
     Assur also is joined unto them, and help the children of Loth. Selah.
     But do unto them as unto the Madianites, unto Sisera, and unto Jabin by the brook of Kison.
     Which perished at Endor, and became as the dung of the earth.
     Make their Princes like Oreb and Zeb. Yes, make all their Princes as Zebea and Salmana.
     Which say: we will have the houses of God in possession.
     O' my God, make them like unto a wheel, and as the stubble before the wind.
     Like as a fire that burns up the wood, and as the flame that consumes the mountains.
     Persecute them even so with your tempest, and make them afraid with your storm.
     Make their faces ashamed, O' Lord, that they may seek your name.
     Let them be confounded and vexed ever more and more: let them be put to shame and perish.
     That they may know that you are alone, that your name is the Lord, and that you only are the most high over all the earth.

The Eighty Fourth Psalme
Upon Githith, a Psalme of the sons of Corah.
     O' how amiable are your dwellings, you Lord of hosts?
     My soul has a desire and longing, for the court of the Lord, my heart and my flesh rejoice in the living God.
     For the sparrow has found her an house, and the swallow a nest, where she may lay her young: even your altars, O' Lord of Hosts, my King, and my God.
     O' how blessed are they that dwell in your house, they are always praising you. Selah.
     Blessed is the man whose strength is in you, in whose heart are your ways.
     Which going through the vail of mystery use it for a well, and the pools are filled with water.
     They go from strength to strength, and so the God of Gods appears unto them in Sion.
     O' Lord God of Hosts, hear my prayer: harken O' God of Jacob.
     Behold, O' God our defense, look upon the face of your anointed.
     For one day in your court is better than a thousand.
     I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, then to dwell in the tents of the ungodly.
     For the Lord God is a light and defense, the Lord will give grace and worship, and no good thing will he withhold from them that live a godly life.
     O' Lord of Hosts, blessed is the man that puts his trust in you.

The Eighty Fifth Psalme
To the chaunter, a Psalme of the sons of Corah.
     Lord, you bare a love unto your land, did bring again the captivity of Jacob.
     You did forgive the offense of your people, and cover all their sins. Selah.
     You took away all your displeasure, and turn yourself from your wrathful displeasure.
     Turn us then, O' God our Savior, and let your anger cease from us.
     Will you be displeased with us for ever? Will you stretch out your wrath from one generation to another?
     Will you not turn again and quicken us, that your people may rejoice in you?
     I will harken what the Lord God say, for he shall speak peace unto his people, and to his saints, that they turn not themselves unto foolishness.
     For his salvation is near them that fear him, so that glory shall dwell in our land.
     Mercy and truth are met together, righteousness and peace kiss each other.
     Truth shall rise out of the earth, and righteousness shall look down from heaven.
     And why? the Lord shall show loving kindness, and our land shall give her increase.
     Righteousness shall go before him, and prepare a way for his coming.

The Eighty Sixth Psalme
A prayer of David
     Bow down your ear, O' Lord, and hear me, for I am comfortless and poor.
     O keep my soul, for I am holy: my God, help your servant that puts his trust in you.
     Be merciful unto me, O' Lord, for I call daily upon you.
     Comfort the soul of your servant, for unto you, O' Lord, do I lift up my soul.
     For you Lord, are good and gracious, and of great mercy unto all that call upon you.
     Give ear, O Lord unto my prayer, and ponder my humble desire.
     In the time of my trouble I call upon you, for you hear me.
     Among the Gods there is none like unto you O Lord, there is not one that can do as you do.
     All nations whom you have made, shall come and worship before you, O' Lord, and shall glorify your name.
     For you are great, you do wondrous things, you are God alone.
     Lead me in your way, O' Lord, that I may walk in your truth: O' let my heart in the fearing of your name.
     I thank you, O' Lord my God, and I will praise your name for ever.
     For great is your mercy toward me, you have delivered my soul from the *neither most hell. That is out of extreme jeopardies. MN
     O' God the proud are risen against me, and the congregation of the mighty seeks after my soul, and set not you before their eyes.
     But you, O' Lord God, are full of compassion and mercy, longsuffering, great in goodness and truth. longsuffering: could this be long allowing? For our sakes? RN
     O' turn you then unto me, have mercy upon me: give your strength unto your servant, and help the son of your handmaid.
     Show some token upon me for good, that they which hate me, may see it, and be ashamed: because you, Lord, have helped me, and comforted me.

The Eighty Seventh Psalme
A Psalme and song of the sons of Corah.
     Her foundations are upon the holy hills: the Lord loves the gates of Sion more than all the dwellings of Jacob.
     Very excellent things are spoken of you, you city of God. Selah.
     I will think upon Rahab and Babylon, so that they shall know me.
     Yes the Philistines also, and they of Tyre, with the *Morians. Lo there was he born. *Moriah = "chosen by Jehovah"
     And of Sion it shall be reported, that he was born in her, even the most highest which builded her.
     The Lord shall cause it to be preached and written among the people, that he was born there. Selah.
Therefore the dwelling of all singers and dancers is in you.

The Eighty Eighth Psalme
A Psalme and song of the sons of Corah, to the chaunter upon
*Mahelath, for the affliction , and instruction of *Heman the Ezrahyte.

*Mahelath = *names of the wives: of Rehoboam and of Esau and Rehoboam = "a people has enlarged" Esau = "hairy" (sold birth right) *Heman = "faithful", Oh!, Woe!, (exclamation of pain indicates desire or uneasiness) and to be willing, consent. the Ezrahyte =Ezraite = "a native (as arising out of the soil)" cherished and loved, help, God is my father. RN
     O' Lord God my Savior, I cry day and night before you, Oh let my prayer enter into your presence, incline your ear unto my calling.
     For my soul is full of trouble, and my life draws near unto hell.
     I am counted as one of them that go down into the pit, I am even as a man that has no strength.
     Free among the dead, like unto them that lie in the grave, which be out of remembrance, and are cut away from your hand.
     You have laid me in the lowest pit, in the darkness and in the deep.
     Thy indignation lies hard upon me, and you vexes me with all your floods. Selah.
     You have put away mine acquaintance far from me, and made me to be abhorred of them: I am so fast in prison, that I can not get forth.
     My sight fails for very trouble: Lord, I call daily upon you, and stretch out my hands unto you.
     Do you show wonders among the dead?
     Can the Physicians raise them up again, that they may praise you? Selah.
     May your lovingkindness be shown in the grave? or your faithfulness in destruction?
     May your wondrous works be known in the dark? or your righteousness in the land where all things are forgotten?
     Unto you I cry, O' Lord, and early comes my prayer before you.
     Lord, why put you away my soul? Wherefore hide you your face from me?
     My strength is gone for very sorrow and misery, with fearfulness do I bear your burdens.
     Thy wrathful displeasure goes over me; the fear of you oppresses me.
     They came round about me daily like water, and compass me together on every side.
     My lovers and friends have you put away from me, and turned away mine acquaintance.

The Eighty Ninth Psalme
An instruction of *Ethan the Ezrahite.
Ethan = Hebrew: enduring destruction. RN
     My song shall be alway of the lovingkindness of the Lord, with my mouth will I ever be showing my faithfulness from one generation to another. Eternal life RN
     For I have said: Mercy shall be set up for ever, your faithfulness shall you stablish in the heavens for ever.
     I have made a covenant with my chosen, I have sworn unto David my servant.
     Thy seed will I stablish forever, and set up your throne from one generations to another. Selah.
     O' Lord the very heavens shall praise your wonderous works, yes and your faithfulness in the congregation of the saints.
     For who is he among the clouds, that is like unto the Lord?
     Yee what is he among the gods, that is like unto the Lord?
     God is greatly to be feared in the council of the saints, and to be had in reverence of all them that are about him.
     O' Lord God of Hosts, who is like unto you in power? your truth is round about you.
     You rule the pride of the sea, you fill the waves thereof, when they arise.
     You break the proud, like one that is wounded, you scatter your enemies abroad with your mighty arm.
     The heavens are yours, the earth is thine: you have layed the foundation of the round world and all that therein is.
     You have made the north and the south, Tabor and Hermon shall rejoice in your name.
     You have a mighty arm, strong is your hand, and high is your right hand.
     Righteousness and equity is the habitation of your seat, mercy and truth go before your face.
     Blessed is the people, O' Lord, that can rejoice in you, and walks in the light of your countenance.
     Their delight is in your name all the day long, and through your righteousness they shall be exalted.
     For you are the glory of their strength, and through your favour shall you lift up our horns.
     The Lord is our defense, and the holy one of Israel is our King.
     You spoke sometime in visions unto your saints, and saidst: I have laid help upon one that is mighty, I have exalted one out chosen of the people.
     I have found David my servant, with my holy oil have I anointed him. By the holy oil is understand the holy ghost, the grace mercy and word of God: by the which the soul is refreshed and delivered from pain to spiritual joy. Psal 14, John 3, 1 John 2 . MN
     My hand shall hold him fast, and mine arm shall strengthen him.
     The enemy shall not overcome him, and the *son of wickedness shall not hurt him.
     I smite down his foes before his face, and plague them that hate him.
     My truth also my mercy shall be with him, and in my name shall his horn be exalted.
     I will set his hand in the sea, and his right hand in the floods.
     He shall call me: You are my father, my God, and the strength of my salvation.
     And I will make him my first born, higher than the kings of the earth.
     My mercy will I keep for him for evermore, and my covenant shall stand fast with him.
     His seed will I make to endure for ever, yes and his throne as the days of heaven.
     But if his children forsake my law, and walk not in my judgements.
     If they break my ordinances, statutes, and keep not my commandments.
     *I visit their offenses with the rod, and their sins with scourges.
That is will punish. MN
     Nevertheless, my loving kindness will I not utterly take from him, nor suffer (allow) my truth to fail.
     My covenant will I not break, nor disannull the thing that is gone out of my lips.
     I have sworn once by my holiness, that I will not fail David.
     His seed shall endure forever, and his seat also like as the sun before me.
     He shall standfast for evermore as the moon, and as the faithful witness in heaven. Selah.
     But now you foresake and abhorr your annointed, and are displeased with him.
     You have turned back the covenant of your servant, and cast his crown to the ground.
     You have over thrown all his hedges, and broken down his strongholds.
     All they that go by, spoil him, he is become a rebuke to his neighbors.
     You set up the right hand of his enemies, and make all his adversaries to rejoice.
     You have taken away the strength of his sword, and give him not strength in the battle.
     You have put out his glory, and cast his Throne down to the ground.
     The days of his youth have you shortened, and covered him with dishonor. Selah.
     Lord, how long will you hide yourself? for ever? shall your wrath burn like fire?
     O' remember how short my time is, have you made all men for naught? What man is he that lives, and shall not see death?
     May a man deliver his soul own soul from hell? Selah.
     Lord, where are your old loving kindnesses, which you swore unto David in your truth?
     Remember Lord the rebuke that the multitude of the people do unto your servants, and how I have borne it in my bosom.
     Wherewith your enemies blaspheme you, and slander the foresteps of your anointed.
     Thanks be to the Lord for evermore: Amen: Amen.


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