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The Psalmes of David

From the Hebrew David means “beloved”

(Part Seven)


The One Hundred and Fifth Psalme
     O' give thanks unto the Lord, and call upon his name: tell the people what things he has done.
     O' let your songs be of him: praise him, and let your talking be of all his wondrous works.
     Give his holy name a good report, let their hearts rejoice that seek the Lord.
     Seek the Lord, and his strength, seek his face evermore.
     Remember the marvelous works that he has done, his wonders and the judgments of his mouth.
     O' you seed of Abraham his servant, you children of Jacob his chosen.
     He is the Lord our God, whose punishments are throughout all the world.
     He is always mindful of his covenant, and promise that he made to a thousand generations.
     Yes the covenant he made with Abraham, and the oath that he sware unto Isaac.
     And appointed the same unto Jacob for a law, and to Israel for an everlasting testament.
     Saying: Unto you will I give the land of Canaan, the lot of your heritage.
     When there was yet but a few them, and the strangers therein.
     What time as they went from one nation to another, from one kingdom to another.
     He allowed no man to hurt them, but reproved even kings for their sakes.
     Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm.
     Moreover he called for a darth (famine) upon the land, and destroyed all the provision of bread.
     But he had sent a man before them, even Joseph which was sold to be a bond servant.
     They hurt his feet in the stocks the iron pierced his heart. By the iron piercing his heart is signified his great griefs, sorrows, and carefulness of mind, (strong thoughts) MN (RN)
     Until the time that his word came, and until the word of the Lord had tried him.
     Then sent the king and caused him to be delivered, the prince of the people had let him go.
     He made him Lord of his house, and ruler of all his substance.
     That he might inform his princes after his will, and teach his Senators wisdom.
     Israel also came into Egypt, and Jacob was a stranger in the land of Ham.
     But he increased his people exceedingly, and made them stronger than their enemies.
     Whose heart turned, so that they hated his people, and dealt untruly with his servants.
     Then sent he Moses his servant, and Aaron whom he had chosen.
     These did his tokens among them, and wonders in the land of Ham.
     He sent darkness and it was dark, for they were not obedient unto his word.
     He turned their waters into blood, and slew their fish.
     Their land brought forth frogs, yes even in their kings chambers.
     He spoke the word, and there came all manner of flies and lice in all their quarters.
     He gave them hail stones for rain, and flames of fire in their land.
     He smote their vineyards and fig trees, and destroyed the trees that were in their coasts.
     He spoke the word, and there were grasshoppers and caterpillars innumerable.
     These ate up all the grass in their land, and devoured the fruits of their ground.
     He smote also all the first born in their land, even the chief of all their substance.
     He brought them forth with silver and gold, there was not one feeble person among their tribes.
     Egypt was glad when they departed: for the fear of them fell upon them.
     He spread a cloud for a covering, and fire to give light in the night.
     The people asked, and he brought quails, and satisfied them with the bread of heaven.
     He opened the rock of stone, and the waters flowed out: so that rivers ran in the wilderness:
     For why? He remembered his holy promise which he had made to Abraham his servant.
     Thus he brought forth his people with joy, and his chosen with gladness.
     And he gave them the lands of the Heathen, where they took the labors of the people in possession.
     That they might keep his statutes, and observe his laws.
Praise you everlasting.

The One Hundred and Sixth Psalme
Praise the everlasting.
     O' give thanks unto the Lord, for he is gracious, and his mercy endures for ever.
     Who can express the noble acts of the Lord, or shows forth all his praise?
     Blessed are they that always keep judgment, and do righteousness.
     Remember us, O' Lord, according to the favor that you bear unto your people: O' visit us with your saving health.
     That we may see the pleasure of your chosen, that we might rejoice in the gladness of your people, and give thanks with *thine inheritance. The Lords inheritance are the Christians whose hearts the holy ghost possesses: which go neareth them by the virtue of the word, after his will and pleasure. MN
     We have sinned with our fathers, we have done amiss, we have dealt wickedly.
     Our fathers regarded not your wonders in Egypt, they kept not your great goodness in remembrance: but were disobedient at the sea, even at the *reed sea.
KJV = Red sea, the Hebrew for reed means: greening, uncovered, measured, God knows RN
     Nevertheless, he helped them for his names sake, that he might make his power to be known.
     He rebuked the reed sea, and it was dried up: so he led them through the deep as in a wilderness.
     Thus he saved them from the hand of the hater, and delivered them from the hand of the enemy.
     As for those that troubled them the waters overwhelmed them, there was not one of them left.
     Then believed they in his word, and sang praise unto him.
     But within a while they forgot his works, and would not abide his counsel.
     A lust came upon them in the wilderness, so that they tempted God in the desert.
     Yet he gave them their desire, and sent them enough at their wiles.
     They angered Moses in the tents, and Aaron the sanctity of the Lord.
     So that the earth opened and swallowed up Dathan, and covered the congregation of Abiram. Dathan = "belonging to a fountain" (that is a false fountain) Abiram = "my father is exalted" or "(the) Exalted One is (my) father"..
     The fire was kindled in their company, the flame burned up the wicked.
     They made a calf in *Horeb, and worshipped the molten image. Horeb = "desert" another name for Mount Sinai from which God gave the law to Moses and the Israelites. to be waste, lay waste, make desolate, be desolate, be in ruins. RN
     Thus they turned their glory into the similitude of a calf, that eats hay.
     They forgot God their Savior, which had done so great things in Egypt.
     Wondrous works in the land of Ham, and fearful things in the reed sea.
     So he said he would have destroyed them, had not Moses his chosen stood before him in that gap: to turn away his wrathful indignation, least he should destroy them. Here you have the true sense of "standing in the gap" as found Ezek 22 RN
     Yes, they thought scorn of the pleasant land, and gave no credence to his word.
     But murmured in their tents, and hearkened not unto the voice of the Lord.
     Then lift he up his own hand against them, to overthrow them in the wilderness.
     To cast out their seed among the nations, and to scatter them in the lands.
     They joined themselves unto Baal Peor, and ate the offering of the dead.
Baalpeor = "lord of the gap" again this is an "earthly Lord"who with lies and deception would have folks believe that he and his company do stand in the gap between men and God. RN
     Thus they provoked him unto anger with their own *inventions, and the plague was great upon them.
     Then stood up Phinehas, and executed justice, and so the plague ceased. *inventions: these that have ungodly imaginations of our father; lead themselves to their "own" inventions of false doctrine, false faith, and the loving of spiritual lies. This submitting to spiritual wickedness sweeps away the truth of God till only a similatude of the truth remains. Thus these who would not love the truth of God bring themselves closer and closer to damnation. RN
Phinehas = "mouth of brass" RN
     And that was counted unto him for righteousness, among all the posterities for evermore.
     They angered him also at the waters of strife, so that Moses was punished for their sakes.
     Because they provoked his spirit, and he told them plainly with his lips.
     Neither destroyed they the Heathen, as the Lord commanded them.
     But were mingled among the Heathen, and learned their works.
     In so much that they worshipped their images, which turned to their own decay.
     Yes, they offered their sons and their daughters unto devils.
     And shed the innocent blood of their sons and of their daughters, whom they offered unto the images of Canaan, so that the land was defiled with blood.
     Thus were they stained with their own works, and went awhoring with their own inventions.
     Therefore was the wrath of the Lord kindled against his people, insomuch that he abhorred his own inheritance.
     And he gave them over into the hand of the Heathen, and they that hated them, were lords over them.
     Their enemies oppressed them, and had them in subjection.
     Many a time did he deliver them, but they provoked him with their own inventions, and were brought down for their wickedness.
     Nevertheless when he saw their iniquity, he heard their complaint.
     He thought upon his covenant, and pitied them, according unto the multitude of his mercies.
     Yes he made all those that had led them away captive, to pity them.
     Deliver us, O' Lord our God, and gather us from among the Heathen: that we may give thanks unto your holy name, and to make our boast of your praise.
     Blessed be the Lord God of Israel from everlasting and world without end, and let all the people say: Amen, Amen.
Praise the everlasting.

The Fifth Treatise

The One Hundred and Seventh Psalme
     O' give thanks unto the Lord, for he is gracious and his mercy endures for ever.
     Let them give thanks whom the Lord has redeemed, and deliver from the hand of the enemy.
     And gathered them out of the lands, from the East, from the West, from the North and from the South.
     They went astray in the wilderness in an untrodden way, and found no city to dwell in.
     Hungry and thirsty, their soul fained in them.
     So they cried unto the Lord in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress.
     He led them forth by the right way, that they might go to the city where they dwelt.
     O' that men would praise the goodness of the Lord, and the wonders that he does for the children of men.
     For he satisfies the empty soul, and fills the hungry soul with good.
     Such as sat in darkness and in the shadow of death, being fast bound in misery and iron.
     Because they were not obedient to the commandments of God, but lightly regarded the counsel of the most highest.
     Their heart was vexed with labor, they fell down, and there was none to help them.
     So they cried unto the Lord in their trouble, and he delivered them out of their distress.
     For he has broken the gates of brass, and smitten the bars of Iron in sunder.
     Foolish men were plagued for their offense, and because of their wickedness.
     Their soul abhors all manner of meat, they were even hard at deaths door.
     So they cried unto the Lord in their trouble, and he delivered them out of their distress.
     He sent his word and healed them, and saved them from destruction.
     O' that men would praise the goodness of the Lord, and the wonders that he does for the children of men.
     That they would offer unto him the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and tell out his works with gladness.
     They that go down to the sea in ships, and occupy their business in great waters.
     These men see the works of the Lord, and his wonders in the deep.
     For at his word, the stormy wind arises, and lifts up the waves thereof.
     They are carried up to the heaven, and down again to the deep, their soul melts away in the trouble.
     They reel to and fro, they stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wits end.
     So they cry unto the Lord in their trouble, and he delivers them out of their distress.
     He makes the storm to cease, so that the waves are still.
     Then are they glad because they be at rest, and so he brings them unto the haven where they would be.
     O' that men would praise the goodness of the Lord, and the wonders that he does for the children of men.
     That they would exalt him in the congregation of the people, and love him in the seat of the elders.
     Which turns floods into dry land, and dries up the water springs.
     A fruitful land makes he barren, for the wickedness of them that dwell therein.
     Again, he makes the wilderness a standing water, and water springs of a dry ground.
     There he sets the hungry, that they may build them a city to dwell in.
     That they may sow their ground, plant vineyards, to yield the fruits of increase.
     He blesses them, so that they multiply exceedingly, and allows not their cattle to decrease.
When they are minished and brought low through oppression, through any plague or trouble.
     Though he suffer them to be evil treated through tyrants, or let them wander out of the way in the wilderness.
     Yet helps he the poor out of their misery, at the last, and makes him an household like a flock of sheep.
     The righteous will consider this and rejoice, the mouth of all wickedness shall be stopped.
     Whoso is wise, and ponders these things well, shall understand the lovingkindness of the Lord.

The One Hundred and Eighth Psalme
A song of a Psalme of David.
     O' God, my heart is ready to sing, and to give praise.
     Awake, O' my glory, awake lute and harp, I myself will awake right early.
     I will give thanks unto you, O' Lord, among the people, I will sing praises unto you among the Heathen.
     For the greatness of your mercy is higher then the heavens, and your faithfulness reaches unto the clouds.
     Set up yourself, O' God, above the heavens, and your glory above all the earth.
     That your beloved may be delivered: help then with your right hand, and hear me.
     God has spoken in his Sanctuary, which thing rejoices me.
     I will divide Shechem, and mete out the valley of Succoth.
     Gilead is mine, Manasses is mine, Ephraim is the strength of mine head, Judah is my captain.
     Moab is my washpot; over Edom will I stretch out my shoe, Philistia will be glad of me.
     Who will lead me into the strong city? Who will bring me into Edom?
     Shall not you do it (O' God) which have cast us out: you God, that went not forth with our Hosts?
     O' be our help in trouble, for vain is the help of man.
     Through God we shall do great acts, for it is he that shall tread down our enemies.

The One Hundred and Ninth Psalmes
To the chaunter, a Psalm of David.
     Hold not your tongue, O' God of my praise.
     For the mouth of the ungodly, yes the mouth of the deceitful is open upon me, and speak against me with false tongues.
     They compassed me about with words of hatred, and fight against me without a cause.
     For the love that I had unto you, they take now my contrary part, but I give myself unto prayer.
     Thus they reward me evil for good, and hatred for my good will.
     Set an ungodly man to be ruler over him, and let Satan stand at his right hand.
     When sentence is given upon him, let him be condemned, and let his prayer be turned into sin.
     Let his days be few, and his *bishopric let another take. The office or rank of Bishop. Referring to any rank, placement or position of high authority, wether it be clergy civil or military. RN
     Let his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow.
     Let his children be vagabonds, and beg their bread: let them seek it, as they that be destroyed.
     Let the extortioner consume all that he has, and let strangers spoil his labor.
     Let there be no man to pity, nor have compassion on his fatherless children.
     Let his end be destruction, and in the next generation let his name be put clean out.
     Let the wickedness of his fathers be had in remembrance in the sight of Lord, and let not the sin of his mother be done away.
     Let them always be before the Lord, but as for the memorial of them selves, let it perish from out of the earth.
     And that because his mind was not to do good, but persecuted the poor helpless, and him that was vexed at the heart, to slay him.
     His delight was in cursing, and therefore shall it happen to him: he loved not blessing, and that shall he be far from.
     As he clothed himself with cursing like as with a raiment: yes it went into his bowels like water, and like oil into his bones.
     Let it be unto him as the cloak that he has on him, and as the girdle that he is girded withal.
     Let it thus happen from the Lord unto mine enemies, and to those that speak evil against my soul.
     But deal you with me, O' Lord God, according unto your name, for sweet is your mercy.
     O' deliver me, for I am helpless and poor, and my heart is wounded within me.
     I go here, now like the shadow that dispairs, and am driven away as the grasshoppers.
     My knees are weak through *fasting, and my flesh is dried up for want of fatness. By fasting here is understood, all bodily afflictions as it is said before in Psalmes 35. MN
     I am become a rebuke unto them, they look upon me and shake their heads.
     Help me, O' Lord my God, O' save me for your mercies sake.
     That they may know, how that it is your hand, and that you have done it.
     Though they curse, yet bless you: and let them be confounded, that rise up against me, but let your servant rejoice.
     Let mine adversaries be clothed with their own shame, as with a cloak.
     As for me, I will give thanks unto the Lord with my mouth, and praise him among the multitude.
     For he stands at the right hand of the poor, to save him from such as condemn his soul.

The One Hundred and Tenth Psalme
A Psalme of David.
     The Lord said unto my Lord: Sit you at my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool.
     The Lord shall send the rod of your power out of Zion, be you ruler even in the midst among your enemies.
     In the day of your power shall your people offer the free will offerings with an holy worship, the dew of your birth is of the womb of the morning.
     The Lord sware, and will not repent: You are a priest forever after the order of Melchizedek. Melchizedek = "my king is Sedek": my king is righteousness RN
     The Lord upon your right hand, shall smite even kings in the day of his wrath.
     He shall judge among the Heathen, he shall fill them with dead bodies, and smite in sunder the heads over diverse countries.
     He shall drink of the brook in the way, therefore shall he lift up his head.

The One Hundred and Eleventh Psalme
Praise the everlasting.
     I will give thanks unto the Lord with my whole heart: secretly among the faithful, and in the congregation.
     The works of the Lord are great, sought out of all them that have pleasure therein.
     His work is worthy to be praised and had in honor, and his righteousness endures for ever.
     The merciful and gracious Lord has so done his marvelous works, that they ought to be had in remembrance.
     He gives meat unto them, that fear him, he is ever mindful of his covenant.
     He shows his people the power of his works, that he may give them the heritage of the Heathen.
     The works of his hands are *verity and judgment, all his commandments are true. *The quality of being true, factual, and real: especially an enduring truth. RN
     They stand fast for ever and ever, and are done in truth and equity.
     He sent redemption unto his people, he has commanded his covenant for ever, holy and reverent is his name.
     The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom and good understanding have all they that do thereafter: the praise of it endures for ever.

The One Hundred and Twelfth Psalme
Praise the everlasting.
     Blessed is the man that fears the Lord, and has great delight in his commandments.
     His seed shall be mighty upon earth, the generation of the faithful shall be blessed.
     Riches and plentiousness shall be in his house, and his righteousness endures for ever.
     Unto the godly there arises up light in the darkness: he is merciful, loving and righteous.
     Well is he that is merciful, and lends gladly, and ponders his words with discretion.
     For he shall never be moved, the righteous shall be had in an everlasting remembrance.
     He will not be afraid for any evil tidings, his heart stands fast, and believes in the Lord.
     His heart is stablished, he will not shrink, until he sees his desire upon his enemies.
     He has *sparsed abroad, and given to the poor, his righteousness remains for ever, his horn shall be exalted with honor. *widely distributed, RN
     The ungodly shall see it, and it shall grieve him: he shall gnash with his teeth, and consume away, and the desire of the ungodly shall perish.

The One Hundred and Thirteenth Psalme
Praise the everlasting.
     Praise the Lord, Praise, O' you servants, O' praise the name of the Lord.
     Blessed be the name of the Lord from this time forth and for evermore.
     The Lords name is worthy to be praised, from the rising up of the sun unto the going down of the same.
     The Lord is high above all Heathen, and his glory above the heavens.
     Who is like unto the Lord our God, that has his dwelling so high, which humbles himself, to behold that is in heaven and earth.
     Which takes up the simple out of the *dust, and lifts the poor out of *mire. Dust would be the "dryness" ;not having the word (waters) of God. Mire would be "mud" or this same "dryness" that had been mixed with the false "waters" of worldly and ungodly spiritual teaching. RN
     That he may set him among the princes, even among the princes of his people.
     Which makes the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful mother of children.
Praise the everlasting.

The One Hundred and Fourteenth Psalme
     When Israel went out of Egypt, and the house of Jacob from among that people strange people.
     Judah was his sanctuary, Israel his dominion.
     The sea saw that, and fled, Jordan turned back.
     The mountains skipped like rams, and the little hills like young sheep.
     What ailed you, O' you sea, that you fled? and you Jordan, that you turn back?
     You mountains, that you skipped like rams: and you little hills, like young sheep?
     The earth trembled at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob.
     Which turned the hard rock into a standing water, and the flint stone into a springing well.

The One Hundred and Fifteenth Psalme
     Not unto us, O' Lord, not unto us, but unto your name give the praise, for your loving mercy and faithfulness.
     Wherefore shall the Heathen say: Where is now their God?
     As for our God, he is in heaven, he does whatsoever pleases him.
     Their images are but silver and gold, even the work of mens hands.
     They have mouths, and speak not: eyes have they, but they see not.
     They have ears, and hear not: noses have they, but they smell not.
     They have hands and handle not, feet have they, but they cannot go, neither can they speak through their throat.
     They that make them, are like unto them, and so are all such as put trust in them.
     But let Israel trust in the Lord, for he is their *succoure and defense.
From succor meaning assistance in time of distress. RN
     Let the house of Aaron put their trust in the Lord, for he is their succoure and defense.
     They that fear the Lord, let them put their trust in the Lord, for he is their succoure and defense.
     The Lord is mindful of us, and blesses us: he blesses house of Israel, he blesses the house of Aaron.
     Yes he blesses them that fear the Lord, both small and great.
     The Lord shall increase you more and more: you and your children.
     For you are the blessed of the Lord, which made heaven and earth.
     All the whole heavens are the Lords, but the earth has he given to the children of men.
     The dead praise not you (O' Lord) neither all they that go down into silence.
     But we will praise you Lord, from this time forth and forevermore.
Praise the everlasting.

The One Hundred and Sixteenth Psalme
     I am well pleased, that the Lord has heard the voice of my prayer.
     That he has inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon him as long as I live.
     The snares of death compassed me round about, the pains of hell got hold upon me, I found trouble and heaviness.
     Then called I upon the name of the Lord: O' Lord deliver my soul.
     Gracious is the Lord, and righteous, yes our God is merciful.
     The Lord preserves the simple, I was brought down and he helped me.
     Turn again then unto your rest, O' my soul, for the Lord has given you your desire.
     And why have you have delivered my soul from death, mine eyes from tears, and my feet from falling.
     I will walk before the Lord, in the land of the living.
     I believed, and therefore have I spoken, but I was sore troubled.
     I said in my haste: All men are liars.
What reward shall I give unto the Lord, for all the benefits that he has done unto me?
     I will receive the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of the Lord.
     I will pay my vows in the presence of all his people, right dear in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.
     O' Lord, I am your servant, I am your servant, and the son of your handmaid, you have broken my bonds in sonder.
     I will offer to you, the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will call upon the name of the Lord.
     I will pay my vows unto the Lord in the sight of all his people, in the courts of the Lords house, even in the midst of you, O' Jerusalem.
Praise the everlasting.

The One Hundred and Seventeenth Psalme
     O' Praise the Lord all you Gentiles, And laude him all you people.
     For his merciful kindness is ever more and more toward us, and the truth of the Lord endures for ever.
Praise the everlasting.

The One Hundred and Eighteenth Psalme
     O' give thanks unto the Lord, for he is gracious, and his mercy endures for ever.
     Let Israel now confess, that his mercy endures for ever.
     Let the house of Aaron now confess, that his mercy endures forever.
     Yes let them now that fear the Lord confess, that his mercy endures forever.
     I called upon the Lord in trouble, and the Lord heard *at large. At large = Of greater than average scope, breadth, or capacity; comprehensive. Understanding and tolerant; a large a generous spirit. RN
     The Lord is my helper, I will not fear what man does unto me.
     The Lord is my helper, and I shall see my desire upon mine enemies.
     It is better to trust in the Lord, than to put any confidence in man.
     It is better to trust in the Lord, than to put any confidence in princes.
     All the Heathen compassed me round about, but in the name of the Lord will I destroy them.
     They keep me in on every side, but in the name of the Lord I will destroy them.
     They came about me like bees, and were as hot as the fire in the thorns, but in the name of the Lord I will destroy them.
     They thrust at me, that I might fall, but the Lord is my help.
     The Lord is my strength, and my song, and is become my salvation.
     The voice of joy and mirth is in the dwellings of the righteous, for the right hand of the Lord has gotten victory. kjv =rejoicing and salvation is in the tabernacles of the righteous: the right hand of the Lord does valiantly.
     The right hand of the Lord has preeminence, the right hand of the Lord has gotten victory.
     I will not die, but live, and declare the works of the Lord.
     The Lord has chastened and corrected me, but he has not given me over unto death.
     Open to me the gates of righteousness, that I may go in there through, and give thanks unto the Lord.
     This is the door of the Lord, the righteous shall enter in through it.
     I thank you, that you have heard me, and are become my salvation.
     The same stone which the builders refused, is become the head stone in the corner.
     This was the Lords doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes.
     This is the day which the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it.
     Help now O' Lord, O' Lord, send us now prosperity.
     Blessed be he that comes in the name of the Lord, we wish you good luck, you that be of the house of the Lord.
     God is the Lord, and has showed us light: O' garnish the solemn feast with green branches, even unto the horns of the altar.
     You are my God, and I will thank you: you are my God, I will praise you.
     O' give thanks unto the Lord, for he is gracious, and his mercy endures for ever.

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