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The Psalmes of David

From the Hebrew David means “beloved”

(Part Six)


The Fourth treatise


The Ninetieth Psalme
A prayer of Moses the man of God
From the Hebrew; Moses ="drawn" (of water)
     Lord, you are our refuge from one generations to another.
     Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever the earth and the world were made, you are God from everlasting and world without end.
     You turn man to destruction, Again, you say: come again you children of men.
     For a thousand years in your sight are but as yesterday that has past, and like as it were a night watch.
     As soon as you scatter them, they are even as asleep, and fade away suddenly like the grass.
     In the morning it is green grows up, but in the evening it is cut down and withers.
     For we consume away in your displeasure, and are afraid at your wrathful indignation.
     You set our misdeeds before you, and our secret sins in the light of your countenance.
     For when you are angry, all our days are gone, we bring our years to an end, as it were a tale that is told.
     The days of our age are threescore years and ten: and though men be so strong that they come to fourscore years, yet is their strength then but labor and sorrow: so soon passes it away and we are gone.
     But who regards the power of your wrath, your fearful and terrible displeasure.
     O' teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.
     Turn you again (O' Lord) at the last, and be gracious unto your servants.
     O' satisfy us with your mercy, and that soon: so shall we rejoice and be glad all the days of our life.
     Comfort us again, now after the time that you have plagued us, and for the years wherein we have suffered adversity.
     Show your servants your work, and their children your glory.
     And the glorious majesty of the Lord our God be upon us: O' prosper you the work of our hands upon us. O' prosper you our handy work.

The Ninety First Psalme
     Who so dwells under the defense of the most highest, and abides under the shadow of the Almighty.
     He shall say unto the Lord: O' my hope, and my stronghold, my God, in whom I will I trust.
     For he shall deliver you from the snare of the hunter, and from the noisome pestilence.
     He shall cover you under his wings, that you may be safe under his feathers: his faithfulness and his truth shall be your shield and buckler.
     So that you shall not need to be afraid for any bugs by night, nor for the arrow that flies by day.
     For the pestilence that creeps in the darkness, nor the sickness that destroys in the noonday.
     A thousand shall fall beside you, and ten thousand at your right hand, but it shall not come near you.
     Yes with your eyes shall you behold, and see the reward of the ungodly.
     For you Lord are my hope, you have set your house of defense very high.
     There shall no evil happen unto you, neither shall any plague come near your dwelling.
     For he shall give his angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways.
     They shall bear you in their hands, that you hurt not your foot against a stone.
     You shall go upon the Lion and Adder, the young Lion and the Dragon shall you tread under your feet.
     Because he has set his love upon me, I shall deliver him: I shall defend him, for he has known my name.
     When he calls upon me, I shall hear him: Yes I am with him in his trouble, whereout I will deliver him, and bring him to honor.
     With long life will I satisfy him, and show him my salvation.

The Ninety Second Psalme
A Psalme of the song for the sabbath day.
     It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, and to sing praises unto your name, O' most highest.
     To tell of your lovingkindness early in the morning, and of your truth in the night season.
     Upon an instrument of ten strings, upon the lute and with a song upon the harp.
     For you Lord have made me glad through your works, and I will rejoice over the works of your hands.
     O' Lord, how glorious are your works, your thoughts are very deep.
     An *unwise man will not know this, and a fool will not understand it. An unwise man is he that is unfaithful, an hypocrite, or one that mistrusts God. Prov 12, Isa 32. MN
     That the ungodly are green as grass, and that all the works of wickedness do flourish to be destroyed for ever.
     But you Lord O' most highest, abide world without end.
     For, lo, your enemies, O' Lord, lo, your enemies shall perish, and all the workers of wickedness shall be scattered abroad.
     But my horn shall be exalted like the horn of an unicorn, and shall be anointed with fresh oil.
     Mine eye shall also see his (my; KJ) lust of mine enemies, and mine ear shall hear his (my; KJ) desire of the wicked that rise up against me.
     The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree, and grow like a Cedar of Lebanon.
     Such as be planted in the house of the Lord, be fruitful, plenteous and green.
     That they may show, how true the Lord my strength is, and there is no unrighteousness in him.

The Ninety Third
     The Lord is King, he has put on glorious apparel, the Lord has put on his apparel, and girded himself with strength: he has made the round world so sure, that it cannot be moved.
     From the time forth has your seat been prepared, you are from everlasting.
     The floods arise (O' Lord) the floods lift up their noise, the floods lift up their waves.
     The waves of the sea are mighty, and rage horribly: but yet the Lord that dwells on high, is mightier.
     Thy testimonies, O' Lord, are very sure, holiness becomes your house for ever.

The Ninety Fourth Psalme
     O' Lord God, to whom vengeance belongs: you God to whom vengeance belongs, show yourself.
     Arise you judge of the world, and reward to the proud after their deserving.
     How long shall the ungodly, how long shall the ungodly triumph?
     How long shall all the wicked doers speak so disdainfully, and make such proud boasting?
     They smite down your people, O' Lord, and trouble your heritage.
     They murder the widow and the stranger, and put the *fatherless to death. Fatherless in the scripture are those that are destitute of all things and that have no man to lean unto, or any to care for them. Psalm 109. MN
     And yet they say: Tush, the Lord sees not, the God of Jacob regards it not.
     Take heed, you unwise among the people: O you fools, when will you understand?
     He that planted the ear, shall he not hear? he that made the eye, shall he not see?
     He that nurtures (chastiseth: KJ) the Heathen, and teaches a man knowledge, shall not he punish?
     The Lord knows the thoughts of men, that they are but vain.
     Blessed is the man, whom you learn, (O' Lord) and teach him in your law.
     That you may give him patience in time of adversity, until the pit be digged up for the ungodly.
     For the Lord will not fail his people, neither will he forsake his inheritance.
     And why? judgment shall be turned again unto righteousness, and all such as be true of heart shall follow it.
     Who will rise up with me against the wicked? who takes my part against the evil doers? KJV = for me against the evildoers. RN
     If the Lord had not helped me, my soul had almost been put to silence.
     When I said: My foot has slipped, your mercy (O' Lord) held me up.
     In the multitude of the sorrows that I had in my heart, your comforts have refreshed my soul.
     Will you have anything to do with that fool of wickedness, which imagines mischief in the law?
     They gather them together against the soul of the righteous, and condemn the innocent blood.
     But the Lord is my refuge, my God is the strength of my confidence.
     He shall recompense them their wickedness, and destroy them in their own malice: yes the Lord our God shall destroy them.

The Ninety Fifth Psalme
     O' Come let us praise the Lord, let us heartily rejoice in the strength of our salvation.
     Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and show ourself glad in him with psalmes.
     For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods.
     In his hand are all the corners of the earth, and the strength of the hills is his also.
     The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands prepared the dry land.
     O' come, let us worship and bowdown ourselves: Let us kneel before the Lord our maker.
     For he is our God: and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hands.
     Today if you will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as when you provoked in the time of temptation in the wilderness.
     Where your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my works.
     Forty years long was I grieved with that generation, and said: they ever error in their hearts, they verily have not known my ways.
     Therefore I said unto them in my wrath, that they should not enter into my rest.

The Ninety Sixth Psalme
     O' sing unto the Lord a new song, sing unto the Lord all the whole earth.
     Sing unto the Lord, and praise his name, be telling of his salvation from day to day.
     Declare his honor among the Heathen, and his wonders among all people.
     For the Lord is great, and *can not worthily be praised: he is more to be feared then all gods. KJV = greatly to be praised: RN
     As for all the gods of the Heathen, they be but Idols, but it is the Lord that made the heavens.
     Thanksgiving and worship are before him, power and honor are in his Sanctuary.
     Ascribe unto the Lord (O you kindreds of the Heathen) ascribe unto the Lord worship and strength.
     Ascribe unto the Lord the honor of his name, *bring presents, and come into his courts. KJV = bring an offering. See this plainly if our father is all spiritual, what presents could we offer except those things pleasing to his heart and spirit. Also, come into the judgement of God, not men. RN
O' worship the Lord in the *beauty of holiness, let the whole earth stand in awe of him. See Psalms 86, where holiness is trusting in the Lord, RN

     Tell it among the Heathen, that the Lord is King: and it is he that makes the round world so fast, that it can not be moved, and how he shall judge the people righteously.
     Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad: let the sea make a noise, yes and all that therein is.
     Let the field be joyful, and all that is in it, let all the trees of the wood leap for joy.
     Before the Lord, for he comes: for he comes to judge the earth: yes with righteousness shall he judge the world, and the people with his truth.

The Ninety Seventh Psalme
     The Lord is King, the earth may be glad thereof: yes the multitude of the Isles may be glad thereof.
     Clouds and darkness are round about him, righteousness and judgment are the habitation of his seat.
     There goes a fire before him, to burn up his enemies on every side.
     His lightnings give shine unto the world, the earth sees it and are afraid.
     The hills melt like wax at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.
     The very heavens declare his righteousness, and all the people see his glory.
     Confounded be all they that worship images, and delight in their Idols: worship him all you gods.
     Sion hears of it and rejoices: yes and the daughters of Judah are glad because of your judgments, O' Lord.
     For you Lord are the most highest over all the earth, you are exalted far above all gods.
     O' you that love the Lord, see that you hate the thing which is evil: the Lord preserves the souls of his saints, he shall deliver them from the hand of the ungodly.
     There is sprung up a light for the righteous, and a joyful gladness for such as be true hearted.
     Rejoice therefore in the Lord, you righteous: and give thanks for a remembrance of his holiness.

The Ninety Eighth Psalme
     O' sing unto the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous things.
     With his own right hand and his holy arm has he gotten the victory.
     The Lord has declared his saving health, and his righteousness has he openly showed in the sight of the Heathen.
     He has remembered his mercy and his truth toward the house of Israel: so that all the ends of the world see the saving health of our God.
     Show yourselves joyful unto the Lord all you lands, sing, rejoice, and give thanks.
     Praise the Lord upon the harp, sing to the harp with a psalme of thanksgiving.
     With trumpets also and shawmes (cornet): O' show yourselves joyful before the Lord the King.
     Let the sea make a noise and all therein is, yes the whole world, and all that dwell therein.
     Let the floods clap their hands, and let all the hills be joyful together:
     Before the Lord, for he is come to judge the earth.
     Yes with righteousness shall he judge the world, and the people with equity.

The Ninety Ninth Psalme
     The Lord is King, be the people never so impatient: he sits upon the Cherubims, be the earth never so unquiet.
     The Lord is great in Sion, and high above all people.
     O let men give thanks unto your great and wonderful name, for it is holy.
     The kings power loves judgment, you prepare equity, you execute judgment and righteousness in Jacob.
     O' magnify the Lord our God, fall down before his footstool, for he is holy.
     Moses and Aaron among his priests, and Samuel among such as call upon his name: these called upon the Lord, and he heard them.
     He spoke unto them out of the cloudy pillar, for they kept his testimonies, and the law that he gave them.
     You heard them (O' Lord our God) you forgave them O' God, and punished their own inventions.
     O' magnify the Lord our God, and worship him upon his holy hill, for the Lord our God is holy.

The One Hundredth Psalme
A psalme of Praise.
     O' be joyful in God (all you lands).And serve the Lord with gladness, come before his presence with joy.
     Be you sure, that the Lord he is God: It is he that has made us, and not we ourselves: we are but his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
     O' go your way into his gates then with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise, be thankful unto him, and speak good of his name.
     For the Lord is gracious, his mercy is everlasting, and his truth endures from generation to generation.

The One Hundred and First Psalme
A Psalme of David
     My song shall be of mercy and judgment, yes unto you (O' Lord) will I sing.
     Oh let me have understanding in the ways of Godliness, until the time that you come unto me: and so shall I walk in my house with an innocent heart.
     I will take no wicked thing in hand, I hate the sin of unfaithfulness, it shall not cleave unto me.
     A froward heart shall depart from me, I will not know a wicked person.
     Who so privily slanders his neighbor, him will I destroy: who so has a proud look and a high stomach, I may not *away (Hebrew: endure it or allow it) with him.
     Mine eyes shall look for such as be faithful in the land, that they may dwell with me: and who so leads a godly life, shall be my servant.
     There shall no deceitful person dwell in my house, he that tells lies shall not tarry in my sight.
     I shall soon destroy all the ungodly of the land, that all the wicked doers may be rooted out of the city of the Lord.

The One Hundred and Second
A prayer of the afflicted, when he was in woe, and poured out his complaint before the Lord.
     Hear my *prayer, O' Lord, and let my crying come unto you. True prayer is an earnest an affectionate communication of the heart with God, and a diligent consideration of the things that want in us concerning the seeking of his glory and the doing of his will: with a burning and fervent desire of the spirit, that requires him to repay and amend that which is wanteneth in us. Psa 5, Prov 15, Every Godly wish is also a good prayer. MN
     Hide not your face from me in the time of my trouble incline your ears unto me when I call, O' hear me and that right soon.
     For my days are consumed away like smoke, and my bones are burnt as it were a fire brand.
     My heart is smitten down and withered like grass, so that I forget to eat my bread.
     For the voice of my groaning, my bone will scarce cleave to my flesh.
     I am become like a Pelican in the wilderness, and like an hole in a broken wall.
     I wake, and am even as a sparrow alone upon the house top.
     Mine enemies revile me all the day long, they laugh me to scorn, and are sworn together against me.
     I eat ashes with my bread, and mingle my drink with weeping,
     And that because of your indignation and wrath, for you have taken me up, and cast me away.
     My days are gone like a shadow, and I am withered like grass.
     But you, O' Lord, endures for ever, and your remembrance throughout all generations.
     Arise therefore and have mercy upon Sion, for it is time to have mercy upon her, yes, the time is come.
     And why? your servants have a love to her *stones, and pities them to see her in the dust. Stones here signify the men upon whom the congregation of God is edified and builded as in 1 Peter 2. And ye as living stones are made a spiritual house. MN
     The Heathen shall fear your name, O' Lord, and all the kings of the earth your majesty.
     For the lord shall build up Sion, and shall appear in his glory.
     *He turns him to the prayer of the poor destitute, and despises not their desire. God is counted to look and to turn him to whatsoever he approves and allows, and to whatsoever he is pleased with. Jerem 5, You O' Lord lookest only on faith and truth. MN
     This shall be written for those that come after, that the people which shall be born, may praise the Lord.
     For he looks down from his Sanctuary, out of the heaven does the Lord behold the earth.
     That he may hear the mournings of such as be in captivity, and deliver the children of death.
     That they may preach the name of the Lord in Zion, and his worship at Jerusalem.
     When the people are gathered together, and the kingdoms also to serve the Lord.
     He has brought down my strength in my journey, and shortened my days.
     Yet will I say: O' my God, take me not away in the midst of my age: as for your years, they endure throughout all generations.
     You Lord in the beginning have laid the foundation of the earth, and the heavens are the works of your hands.
     They shall perish, but you shall endure: they all shall wax old as does a garment, and as a vesture shall you change them, and they shall be changed.
     But you are the same, and your years shall not fail.
     The children of your servants shall continue, and their seed shall prosper in your sight.

The One Hundred and Third Psalme
     Praise the Lord, O' my soul, and all that is within me praise his holy name.
     Praise the Lord, O' my soul, and forget not all his benefits.
     Which forgives all your sins, and heals all your infirmities.
     Which saves your life from destruction, and crowns you with mercy, and lovingkindness.
     Which satisfies your desire with good things, making you young and lusty as an Eagle.
     The Lord executes righteousness and judgment, for all them that suffer wrong.
     He showed his ways unto Moses, and his works unto the children of Israel.
     The Lord is full of compassion and mercy, *longsuffering, and of great goodness. The Lord is longsuffering which is more than patience: for he not only suffers but also discerns vengeance, defying the amendment of the sinner, loving better to pardon and forgive than to punish. MN
     He will not always be chiding, neither will he keep his anger forever.
     He has not dealt with us after our sins, nor rewarded us according to our wickedness.
     For look how high the heaven is in comparison of the earth, so great is his mercy also toward them that fear him.
     Look how wide the east is from the west, so far has he set our sins from us.
     Yes like as a father pities his own children, even so is the Lord merciful unto them that fear him.
     For he knows whereof we be made, he remembers that we are but dust.
     That a man in his time is but as grass, and flourishes as a flower of the field.
     For as soon as the wind goes over it, it is gone, and the place thereof knows it no more.
     But the merciful goodness of the Lord endures for ever and ever, upon them that fear him, and his righteousness upon their childrens children.
     Such as keep his covenant, and think upon his commandments to do them.
     The Lord has preserved his seat in heavens, and his kingdom rules over all.
     O' praise the Lord you angels of his, you that be mighty in strength, fulfilling his commandment that men may hear the voice of his words.
     O' praise the Lord all you his Hosts, you servants of his, that do his pleasure.
     O' speak good of the Lord all you works of his, in every place of his dominion: praise you the Lord, O' my soul.

The One Hundred and Fourth Psalme
     Praise the Lord O' my soul: O' Lord my God, you are become exceedingly glorious, you are clothed with majesty and honor.
     You deck yourself with light, as it were a garment, you spread out the heavens like a curtain.
     You bolt it above with waters, you make the clouds your chariot, and go upon the wings of the wind.
     You make your angels spirits, and your ministers flames of fire.
     You have laid the earth upon her foundation, that it never moves at any time.
     You covered it with the deep like as with a garment, so that the waters stand above the hills.
     But at your rebuke they flee, at the voice of your thunder they are afraid.
     (Then are the hills seen aloft, and the valleys beneath in their place which you have appointed for them)
     You have set them their bounds, which they may not pass, that they turn not again to cover the earth.
     You cause the wells to spring up among the valleys, and the waters to run among the hills.
     That all the beasts of the field may have drink, and the wild asses may quench their thirst.
     Above upon the hills have the fowls of the air their habitation, and sing among the branches.
     You water the hills from above, the earth is filled with the fruits of your works.
     You bring forth grass for the cattle, and green herbs for the service of men.
     You bring food out of the earth: wine to make glad the heart of man, oil to make him a cheerful countenance and bread to strengthen mans heart.
     The trees of the Lord are full of sap, even the trees of Lebanus which he has planted.
     There make the birds their nests, and the fair hills are the dwelling place for the stork.
     The high hills are a refuge for the wild goats, and so are the stony rocks for the conies.
     You have appointed the Moon for certain seasons, the Sun knows his going down.
     You make the darkness, that it may be night, wherein all the beasts of the forest do move.
     Yes the young lions which roar after their prey, and seek their meat at God.
     But when the sun arises, they get them away together, and lay down in their dens.
     Then goes forth man to his work, and to till his land until the evening.
     O' Lord, how manifold are your works, right wisely have you made them all: yes the earth is full of your riches.
     So is this great wide sea also, wherein are things creeping and innumerable, both small and great beasts.
     There go the ships over, and there is that Leviathan, whom you have made, to take his pastime therein.
     They wait all upon you, that you may give them meat in due season.
     When you give it them, they gather it: when you open your hand, they are filled with good.
     But when you hide your face, they are sorrowful: if you take away their breath, they die, and turned again to their dust.
     Again, when you let your breath go forth, they are made, and so you renew the face of the earth.
     The glorious majesty of the Lord endures for ever, and the Lord rejoices in his works.
     The earth trembles at the look of him, he does but touch the hills and they smoke.
     I will sing unto the Lord as long as I live, I will praise my God while I have my being.
     O' that my words might please him, for my joy is in the Lord.
     As for the sinners, they shall be consumed out of the earth, and the ungodly shall come to an end: but praise you the Lord, O' my soul.
Praise you everlasting.

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