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The Psalmes of David

From the Hebrew David means “beloved”

(Part Nine)


The One Hundred and Thirty Seventh Psalme
     By the waters of Babylon we sat down and weeped, when we remembered Sion.
     As for our harps, we hanged them upon the trees, that are therin.
     Then they that led us away captive, required of us a song and melody in our heaviness: sing us one of the songs of Sion.
     How shall we sing the Lords song in a strange land?
     If I forget you, O' Jerusalem, let my right hand be forgotten.
     If I do not remember you, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth: if I prefer not Jerusalem in my mirth.
     Remember the children of Edom, O' Lord, in the day of Jerusalem, how they said: down with it, down with it: even to the ground.
     O' daughter of Babylon, you shall he be, that rewards you as you have served us.
     Blessed shall he be, that takes your children, and throws them against the stones.

The One Hundred and Thirty Eighth Psalme
Of David
     I will give thanks to you, O' Lord, with my whole heart, even before the Gods, will I sing praises unto you.
     I will worship toward your holy temple, and praise your name, because of your lovingkindness and truth, for you have magnified your word, according unto your great name.
     When I call upon you, you hear me, and endew my soul with much strength.
     All the Kings of the earth shall praise you, O' Lord, when they hear the words of your mouth.
     Yes, they shall sing in the ways of the Lord, for great is the glory of the Lord.
     For though the Lord be high, yet has he respect unto the lowly, as for the proud, he beholds them afar off.
     Though I walk in the midst of trouble, yet shall you refresh me: you shall stretch forth your hand upon the furriousness of mine enemies, and your right hand shall save me.
     The Lord shall make good for me, yes your mercy, O' Lord, endures forever: despise not then the works of your own hands.

The One Hundred and Thirty Ninth Psalme
To the chaunter, a Psalme of David.
     O' Lord, you search me out, and know me.
     You know my down sitting and mine uprising, you understand my thoughts afar off.
     You are about my path and about my bed, and spy out all my ways.
     For lo, there is not a word in my tongue, but you, O' Lord, know it altogether.
     You have fashioned me behind and before, and laid your hand upon me.
     Such knowledge is too wonderful and excellent for me, I cannot attain unto it.
     *Whither shall I go then from your spirit? or, whither shall I go then from your presence? *whither=what ever place, result, or condition.
     If I climb up into heaven, you are there: if I go down to hell, you are there also.
     If I take the wings of the morning, and remain in the uttermost part of the sea:
     Even there also shall your hand lead me, and your right hand shall hold me.
     If I say: peradventure the darkness shall cover me, then shall my night shall be turned to day.
     Yes the darkness is no darkness with you, but the night is as clear as the day, the darkness and the light are both alike.
     For my reins are yours, you have covered me in my mothers womb.
     I will give thanks unto you, for I am wonderfully made: marvelous are your works, and that my soul knows right well.
     My bones are not hid from you, though I be made secretly, and fashioned beneath the earth.
     Thine eyes see my unperfectness, they stand all written in your book: my days were fashioned, when as yet there was not one of them.
     How dear are your counsels unto me, O' God? O' how great is the sum of them.
     If I tell them, they are more in number than the sand: when I wake up, I am present with you.
     Will you not slay the wicked (O' God)that the bloodthirsty might depart from me?
     For they speak unright of you, your *enemies exalt themselves presumptuously. *KJV = take your name in vain. RN
     I hate them, O' Lord, that hate you: and I may not *away (Hebrew: endure it or allow it) with those that rise up against you?
     Yes I hate them right sore, therefore are they mine enemies.
     Try me, O' God, and seek the ground of mine heart: prove me, and examine my thoughts.
     Look well if there be any way of wickedness in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

The One Hundred and Fortieth Psalme
To the chaunter, a Psalme of David.
     Deliver me, O' Lord, from the evil men, Oh preserve me from the wicked men.
     Which imagine mischief in their hearts, and stir up strife all the day long.
     They sharpen their tongues like a serpent: adders poison is under their lips. Selah.
     Keep me, O' Lord, from the hand of the ungodly: preserve me from the wicked men, which are purposed to overthrow my goings.
     The proud have layed a snare for me, and spread a net with cords, yes and set traps in my way. Selah.
     But my saying is unto the Lord: You are my God, hear the voice of my prayer, O' Lord.
     O' Lord God, you strength of my health, you have covered my head in the day of battle.
     Let not the ungodly have his desire, O' Lord, let them have not his purpose, least they be too proud. Selah.
     Let the mischief of their own lips fall on the head of them, that compass me about.
     Let hot burning coals fall upon them, let them be cast into the fire, and into the pits that they never rise up again.
     A full of words shall not prosper upon the earth: a malicious and wicked person shall be hunted away, and destroyed.
     Sure I am, that the Lord will avenge the poor, and maintain the cause of the helpless.
     The righteous also shall give thanks unto your name, and the just shall continue in your sight.

The One Hundred and Forty First Psalme
A Psalme of David.
     Lord, I call upon you: haste you unto me, and consider my voice, when I cry unto you.
     Let my prayer be set forth in your sight as the incense, and let the lifting up of my hands be an evening sacrifice.
     Set a watch, O' Lord, before my mouth, yes a watch at the door of my lips.
     O' let not my heart be inclined to any evil thing, to be minded as the ungodly or wicked men, least I eat of things that please them.
     Let the righteous rather smite me friendly, and reprove me: so I will take it as though he had poured oil on my head: it shall not hurt my head, yes I will pray yet for their wickedness.
     Their judges stumble at the stone, yet hear they my words, that they be joyful.
     Our bones lye scattered before the pit, like as when one graves and digs up the ground.
     But mine eyes look unto you, O' Lord God: in you is my trust, Oh cast not out my soul.
     Keep me from the snare which they have laid for me, and from the traps of the wicked doers.
     Let the ungodly fall into their own nets together, until I be gone by them.

The One Hundred and Forty Second Psalme
The Instruction of David, a prayer when he was in the *cave.
*cave = to be naked, to be exposed, be bared, be laid bare. RN
     I cry unto the Lord with my voice, yes even unto the Lord do I make my supplication.
     I poured out my complaint before him, and show him my trouble.
     When my spirit is in heaviness, for you know my path: your way wherein I walk have they privily laid a snare for me.
     I looked on my right hand, and see, there was no man that would know me.
     I have no place to flee unto, no man cares for my soul.
     Therefore do I cry unto you, O' Lord, and say: You are my hope and my portion in the *land of the living. Here it is manifest, the land of the living signifies the estate of the saints and Christians, which yet remain in this life as above in Psalmes 27. MN
     Consider my complaint, for I am brought very low.
     O' deliver me from my persecutors, for they are too strong for me.
     Bring my soul out of prison, that I may give thanks unto your name: which thing if you will grant me, then shall the righteous restore unto my company.

The One Hundred and Forty Third Psalme
A Psalme of David.
     Hear my prayer, O' Lord, consider my desire: answer me for your truth and righteousness sake.
     And enter not into judgment with your servant, for in your sight shall no man living be justified.
     For the enemy has persecuted my soul, he smitten my life down to the ground, he layed me in darkness, as the dead men of the world.
     Therefore is my spirit vexed within me, and my heart within me is desolate.
     Yet do I remember the times past, I *muse upon on all your works, Yes I exercise myself in the works of your hands.
Muse means to consider at length RN
     I stretch forth my hands unto you, my soul cries unto to you out of the thirsty land. Selah.
     Hear me, O' Lord, and that soon, for my spirit waxes faint: hide not your face from me, least I be like unto them that go down into the grave.
     O' let me to hear your lovingkindness by times in the morning, for in you is my trust: show me the way that I should walk in, for I lift up my soul unto you.
     Deliver me, O' Lord, from mine enemies, for I resort unto you.
     Teach me to do the thing that pleases you, for you are my God: let your loving spirit lead me forth unto the land of righteousness.
     Quicken me, O' Lord, for your names sake, and for your righteousness sake bring my soul out of trouble.
     And of your goodness scatter mine enemies abroad, and destroy all them that vex my soul, for I am your servant.

The One Hundred and Forty Fourth Psalme
Of David.
     Blessed be the Lord my refuge, which teaches my hands to war, and my fingers to fight.
     My hope and my castle, my defense and my deliverer, my shield in whom I trust, which governs the people that is under me. KJV = subdues my people under me.
     Lord, what is man, that you have such respect unto him? Or the son of man, that you so regard him?
     Man is like a thing of naught, his time passes away like a shadow.
     Bow your heavens, O' Lord, and come down, touch the mountains, that they may smoke withal.
     Send forth lightning, and scatter them, shoot out your arrows, and consume them.
     Send down your hand from above, deliver me, and take me out of the great waters, from the hand of strange children.
     Whose mouth talks of vanity, and their right hand is a right hand of falsehood.
     That I may sing a new song unto you, O' God, and sing praises unto you upon a ten stringed lute.
     You that give victory unto Kings, and have delivered David your servant from the peril of the sword.
     Save me, and deliver me from the hand of strange children, whose mouth talks vanity, and their right hand is a right hand of falsehood.
     That our sons may grow up as the young plants, and that our daughters may be as the polished cornerstones of the temple.
     That our garners may be full and plenteous with all manner of store: that our sheep may bring forth thousands and hundredth thousands in our villages.
     That our oxen may be strong to labor, that there be no mischance, no decay, and no complaining in the streets.
     Happy are the people that be in such a case: yes blessed are the people, which have the Lord for their God.

The One Hundred and Forty Fifth Psalme
A praise of David.
     I will magnify you, O' God my King, I will praise your name forever and ever.
     Every day will I give thanks unto you, and praise your name forever and ever.
     Great is the Lord, and marvelous worthy to be praised, there is no end to his greatness.
     One generation shall praise your works unto another, and declare your power.
     As for me I will be talking of your worship, your glory, your praise, and wondrous works.
     So that men shall speak of the might of your marvelous acts, and tell of your greatness.
     The memorial of your abundant kindness shall be showed, and men shall sing of your righteousness.
     The Lord is gracious and merciful, long suffering and of great goodness.
     The Lord is loving unto every man, and his mercy is over all his works.
     All your works praise you, O' Lord, and your saints give thanks unto you.
     They show the glory of your kingdom, and talk of your power.
     That your power, your glory and mightiness of your Kingdom might be shown unto men.
     Thy kingdom is an everlasting Kingdom, and your dominion endures throughout all ages.
     The Lord upholds all such as should fall, and lifts up all those that be down.
     The eyes of all wait upon you, and you give them their meat in due season.
     You open your hand, and fill all things living with plenteousness.
     The Lord is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works.
     The Lord is near unto them that call upon him, yes all such as call upon him faithfully.
     He will fulfills the desire of them that fear him, he hears their cry, and helps them.
     The Lord preserves all them that love him, but scatters abroad all the ungodly.
     My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord, and let all flesh give thanks unto his holy name for ever and ever.
Praise the everlasting.

The One Hundred and Forty Sixth Psalme
Praise the everlasting.
     Praise the Lord, O' my soul: while I live will I praise the Lord: yes as long as I have any being, I will sing praises unto my God.
     O' put not your trust in Princes, nor in any child of man, for there is no help in them.
     For when the breath of a man goes forth, he shall turn again to his earth, and so all his thoughts perish.
     Blessed is he that has the God of Jacob for his help, *and whose hope is in the Lord his God. Acts 14 and Rev 14 MN
     Which made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that therein is, which keeps his promise forever.
     Which helps them to right that suffer wrong, which feeds the hungry.
     The Lord loosens men out of prison, the Lord gives sight to the blind.
     The Lord helps them up that are fallen, the Lord loves the righteous.
     The Lord cares for the strangers, he defends the fatherless and widow: as for the way of the ungodly, he turns it upside down.
     The Lord your God, O' Sion, is King for evermore, and throughout all generations.
Praise the everlasting.

The One Hundred and Forty Seventh Psalme
Praise the everlasting.
     Praise you the Lord, for it is good thing to sing praises unto our God: yes a joyful and pleasant thing is it to be thankful.
     The Lord shall build up Jerusalem, and gather together the outcasts of Israel.
     He heals the *contrite in heart, and binds up their wounds.
*contrite = whos heart is broken, bruised, by sin or the ungodly of the world. Our wounds are healed by God, as he brings us to a repentant heart, and as we are turned away, in our hearts, from the things of the world that do hurt. RN
     He tells the number of the stars, he calls them all by their names.
     Great is our Lord, and great is his power: his wisdom is infinite. Here see the power of God is in his wisdom, yet in all things, he is all mighty. RN
     The Lord sets up the meek, and brings the ungodly down to the ground.
     O' sing unto the Lord with thanksgiving, sing praise upon the harp unto our God.
     Which covers the heaven with clouds, prepares rain for the earth, and makes the *grass to grow upon the mountains.
     Which gives food unto the cattle, and feeds the *young ravens which call upon him. Both above are found in Job 38. MN
     He has no pleasure in the strength of an horse, neither delights he in any mans legs.
     But the Lord delight is in them that fear him, and put their trust in his mercy.
     Praise the Lord, O' Jerusalem, praise your God O' Sion.
     For he makes fast the bars of your gates, and blessed the children within you.
     He makes peace in your borders, and fills you with the flour of wheat.
     He sends forth his commandment upon earth, his word runs swiftly.
     He gives snow like wool, and scatters the hoarfrost like ashes.
     He casts forth his ice like morsels, who is able to abide his frost?
     He sends out his word and melts them, he blows with his wind, and the waters flow.
     He shows his word unto Jacob, his statutes and his ordinances unto Israel.
     He has not dealt so with all the Heathen, neither have they knowledge of his laws.
Praise the everlasting.

The One Hundred and Forty Eighth Psalme
Praise the everlasting.
     Praise the Lord of heaven, praise him in the height.
     Praise him all you angels of his, praise him all his host.
     Praise him Sun and Moon, praise him all you stars and light.
     Praise him all you heavens, and you waters that be under (KJV=above) the heavens.
     Let them praise the name of the Lord, for he commanded and they were made.
     He has made them fast for ever and ever, he has given them a law which shall not be broken.
     Praise the Lord *upon the earth, you *whalefishes, and all deeps.
KJV = from instead of upon and dragons in place of whalefishes. RN
     Fire and hail, snow and vapors, wind and storm, fulfilling his word.
     Mountains and all hills, fruitful trees, and all Cedars.
     Beasts and cattle, worms and feathered fowls.
     Kings of the earth and all people, Princes and all judges of the world.
     Young men and maidens, old men and children: let them praise the name of the Lord, for his name only is excellent, and his praise above heaven and earth.
     He exalts the horn of his people, all his saints shall praise him, the children of Israel, even the people that serves him.
Praise the everlasting.

The One Hundred and Forty Ninth Psalme
Praise the everlasting.
     O' sing unto the Lord a new song, and let the congregation of saints praise him.
     Let Israel rejoice in him that made him, and let the children of Sion be joyful in their King.
     Let them praise his name in the dance, let them sing praises unto him with tabretts and harps.
     For the Lord has pleasure in his people, and helps the meek hearted.
     Let the saints be joyful with glory, let them rejoice in their beds.
     Let the praises of God be in their mouth, and sharp swords in their hands.
     To be avenged of the Heathen, and to rebuke the people.
     To bind their Kings in chains, and their nobles with links of iron.
     That they may be avenged of them, as it is written, such honor have all his saints.
Praise the everlasting.

The One Hundred and Fiftieth Psalme
Praise you the everlasting.
     O' Praise the Lord in his Sanctuary, praise him in the firmament of his power.
     Praise him in his noble acts, praise him in his excellent greatness.
     Praise him in the sound of the trumpet, praise him upon the lute and harp.
     Praise him in the cymbals and dance, praise him upon the strings and pipes.
     Praise him upon the well tuned cymbals, praise him upon the loud cymbals.
     Let every thing that has breath praise the Lord.
Praise you the Lord.

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