God's First Truth: Tyndale/Rogers


The Psalmes of David

From the Hebrew David means " beloved "

The First Psalme

O' Blessed is the man that goeth not in the counsel of the ungodly: that abideth not in the way of sinners, and sitteth in the seat of the scornful.

But delighteth in the law of the Lord, and exerciseth himself in his law, both day and night.

Such a man is like a tree planted by the water side, that bringeth forth his fruit in due season.

His leaves shall not fall off, and look whatsoever he doeth, it shall prosper.

As for the ungodly, it is not with them: but they are like the dust, which the wind scattereth away from the ground.

Therefore the ungodly shall not be able to stand in the judgment, neither the sinners in the congregation of the righteous.

For the Lord alloweth the way of the righteous, but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

The Second Psalme

Why do the heathen grudge? Why do the people imagine a vain things?

The kings of the earth stand up, and the rulers are come together, against the Lord, and against his anointed.

Let us break their bonds asunder, and cast away their yoke from us.

Nevertheless he that dwelleth in heaven, shall laugh them to scorn: yee even the Lord himself shall have them in derision. *derision = ridicule, contempt, mockery. RN

Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.

Yet have I set my King upon my holy hill of Sion.

As for me, I will preach the law, whereof the Lord hath said unto me: Thou art my son, this day have I begotten thee. Desire of me, and I shall give thee the Heathen for thine inheritance, Yee the uttermost parts of the world for thy possession.

Thou shalt rule them with a rod of iron, and break them in pieces like an earthen vessel.

Be wise now therefore, O ye kings, be warned, ye judges of the earth.

Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice before him with reverence.

Kiss the Son, lest the Lord be angry, and so ye perish from the right way.

For his wrath shall be kindled shortly: blessed are all they that put their trust in him.

The Third Psalme

Why are they so many, O' Lord, that trouble me? a great multitude are they, that rise against me.

Yee many one there be that say of my soul: There is no help for him in God. *Selah.

But thou, O' Lord, art my defender, my worship, and the lifter up of my head.

I call upon the Lord with my voice, and he heareth me out of his holy hill. Selah.

I laid me down and slept, but I rose up again, for the Lord sustained me.

I am not afraid for thousands of the people, that compass me round about.

Up Lord, and help me, O' my God: for thou smitest all mine enemies upon the cheek bones, and breakest the teeth of the ungodly.

Help belongeth unto the Lord, therefore let thy blessing be upon thy people.

*Selah: this word marks open expression, of an extreme desire within the heart. RN

The Forth Psalme

To the Chaunter in Neginoth

Hear me when I call, O' God of my righteousness: thou that comfortest me in my trouble: have mercy upon me, and harken unto my prayer.

O ye sons of men, how long will ye blaspheme my honor? why have ye such pleasure in vanity, and seek after lies? Selah.

Know this, that the Lord dealeth marvelously with his saint: and when I call upon the Lord, he heareth me.

Be angry, but sin not: come with your own hearts upon your beds, and remember yourselves. Selah.

Offer the sacrifice of righteousness, and put your trust in the Lord.

There be many that say: Who will do us any good? Lord, lift up upon us the light of thy countenance.

Thou rejoicest mine heart, though their increase be great both in corn and wine.

Therefore will I lay me down in peace, and take my rest: for thou, Lord only settest me in a sure dwelling.

The Fifth Psalme

To the Chaunter in Nehiloth

Hear my words ( O' Lord ) consider my calling.

O' mark the voice of my petition, my King and my God, for unto thee will I make my prayer.

Hear my voice by times ( O' Lord ) for early in the morning I will get me unto thee, and that with diligence.

For thou art not the God that hath pleasure in wickedness, there may no ungodly person dwell with thee.

Such as be cruel may not stand in thy sight, thou art an enemy of all wicked doers.

Thou destroyest the liars: the Lord abhores the blood thirsty and deceitful.

But as for me, I will come into thy house, even upon the multitude of thy mercy: and in thy fear will I worship toward thy holy temple.

Lead me ( O Lord ) in thy righteousness because of mine enemies, and make thy way plain before me.

For there is no faithfulness in their mouths: they disassemble in their hearts: their throat is an open sepulchre: with their tongues they deceive.

Punish them ( O' God ) that they perish in their own imaginations: cast them out because of the multitude of their ungodliness, for they rebel against thee.

Again, let all them that put their trust in thee, rejoice: let them ever be giving of thanks, because thou defendest them: that they which love thy name, may be joyful in thee.

For thou Lord givest thy blessing unto the righteous: and with thy favorable kindness thou defendest him, as with a shield.

The Sixth Psalme

To the Chaunter in Neginoth upon Sheminith

O' Lord, rebuke me not in thine anger: O' chasten me not in thy heavy displeasure.

Have mercy upon me ( O' Lord ) for I am weak: O' Lord heal me, for all my bones are vexed.

My soul is also in great trouble, but Lord, how long?

Turn thee ( O' Lord ) and deliver my soul: Oh save me for thy mercies' sake.

For in death no man remembereth thee: Oh who will give thee thanks in the hell?

I am weary of groaning: every night wash I my bed, and water my couch with my tears.

My countenance is changed for the very inward grief, I consume away, I have so many enemies.

Away from me all ye wicked doers, for the Lord hath heard the voice of my weeping.

The Lord hath heard my humble petition, the Lord hath received my prayer.

All mine enemies shall be confounded and sore vexed: yee they shall be turned back and put to shame, and that right soon.

The Seventh Psalme

Lord my God, in thee do I trust: save me from all them that persecute me, and deliver me.

Lest he *hantche up my soul like a lion, and tear it in pieces, while there is none to help. *hantche = as food: thigh, as Abraham had hand put to his thigh (Gen 24),

Jacob wrestled with God (Gen 34)

O' Lord my God, if I have done any such thing, if there be any unrighteousness in my hands:

If I have rewarded evil unto them that dealt friendly with me, or hurt them that without any cause are mine enemies:

Then let mine enemy persecute my soul, and take me: yee, let him tread my life down in the earth, and lay mine honor in the dust. Selah.

Stand up ( O' Lord ) in thy wrath, lift up thyself over the furious indignation of mine enemies: arise up ( for me ) in the vengeance that thou hast promised.

That the congregation of the people may come about thee, for their sakes therefore lift up thyself again.

The Lord is judge over the people: avenge me then ( O' Lord ) according to my righteousness and innocence.

Oh let the wickedness of the ungodly come to an end: but maintain the just, thou righteous God, that triest the very hearts and reins.

My help cometh of God, which preserveth them that are true of heart.

God is a righteous judge, and God is ever threatening.

If men will not turn, he hath wet his sword: he hath bent his bow and made it ready.

He hath prepared him the weapons of death, and ordained his arrows to destroy.

Behold, he travaileth with mischief, he hath conceived unhappiness, and brought forth a lie.

He hath graven and digged up a pit, but he shall fall himself into the pit that he made.

For his unhappiness shall fall upon his own head, and his wickedness shall fall upon his own *pate.

As for me, I will give thanks unto the Lord for his righteousness sake, and will praise the name of the Lord most high.

the very hearts and reins. *pate = ones own thinking, that is to say; these will believe totally in their own thinking. intellect RN

The Eighth Psalme

To the Chaunter upon Githith, a Psalme of David.

O' Lord our governor: how excellent is thy glory above the heavens.

Out of the mouth of the very babes and sucklings, thou hast ordained praise, because of thine enemies, that thou mightest destroy the enemy and the avenger.

For I consider thy heavens, even the work of thy fingers: the moon and the stars which thou hast made.

Oh what is a man, that thou art so mindful of him? either the son of man that thou visitest him?

After thou haddest for a season made him lower than the angels, thou crownest him with honor and glory.

Thou hast set him above the works of thy hands: and thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet.

All sheep and oxen, yee and the beasts of the field.

The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever walketh through the ways of the sea.

O Lord our governor, how wonderful is thy name in all the world?

The Ninth Psalme

To the Chaunter upon Almuth, Laben, a Psalme of David.

I will give thanks unto thee, O' Lord with my whole heart, I will speak of all thy marvelous works.

I will be glad, and rejoice in thee, yee my songs will I make of thy name, O' thou most highest.

Because thou hast driven mine enemies aback, they were *disconfided, and perished at thy presence. *disconfided = frustrated and destroyed

For thou hast maintained my right and my cause: thou sittest in the throne that art the true judge.

Thou hast rebuked the heathen, and destroyest the ungodly, thou puttest out their name for ever and ever.

The enemies swords are come to an end, thou hast over thrown their cities, their memorial is perished with them.

But the Lord endureth for ever, he hath prepared his seat unto judgment.

He governeth the world with righteousness, and ministereth true judgment unto the people.

The Lord is a defense for the poor, a defense in time of trouble.

Therefore they that know thy name, put their trust in thee: for thou (Lord) never failest them that seek thee.

O' praise the Lord, which dwelleth in Sion, show the people his doings.

And why? he maketh inquisition for their blood, and remembereth them: he forgetteth not the complaint of the poor.

Have mercy upon me,( O' Lord) consider the trouble that Iam in among mine enemies, thou that liftest me up from the gates of death.

That I may shew forth all thy praises within the ports of the daughter of Sion, and rejoice in thy saving health.

As of the Heathen, they are sunk down in the pit that they made: in the same net which they spread out privately, is their own feet taken.

Thus the Lord is known to execute true judgment, when the ungodly is trapped in the works of his own hands. Selah. [Higgaion this word found in KJV means "meditate" with music, imagination, whispering and creativity RN

The wicked must be turned unto hell, and all the Heathen that forget God.

But the poor shall not all way be out of remembrance, the patient abiding of such as be in trouble shall not perish for ever.

Up Lord, let no man have the upper hand, let the Heathen be condemned before thee.

O' Lord set a school master over them, that the Heathen may know themselves to be but men. Selah.

The Tenth Psalme

Why art thou gone so far off, O' Lord? whilt thou hide thyself in time of trouble?

While the ungodly hath the over hand, the poor must suffer persecution:

O that they are taken in the imagination which they go about.

For the ungodly maketh boast of his own hearts desire, the covetous blessth himself, and blaspheme the Lord.

The ungodly is so proud and full of indignation, that he careth not: neither is God before his eyes.

His ways are always filthy, thy judgments are far out of his sight, he defyeth all his enemies.

For he sayeth in his heart: Tush, I shall never be cast down, there shall no harm happen to me.

His mouth is full of cursing, fraud and deceit: under his tongue is travail and sorrow.

He sitteth lurking in the gardens, that he may *prively murder the innocent, his eyes are set upon the poor.

He lieth waiting secretly, as it were a lion in his den.

He lurketh that he may ravish the poor, yee to ravish the poor when he hath gotten him into his net.

Then smiteth he, then oppresseth he and cast down the poor with his authority.

For he sayeth in his heart: Tush, God hath forgotten, he hath turned away his face, so that he will never see it.

Arise, O' Lord God, lift up thine hand and forget not the poor.

Wherefore should the wicked blaspheme God and say in his heart: tush, he careth not for it:

This thou seest, for thou considerest the misery and sorrow.

The poor giveth himself over in to thy hand, and committeth him unto thee, for thou art the helper of the friendless.

Break thou the arm off the ungodly and malicious, search out the wickedness which he hath done, that he may perish.

The Lord is king for ever, the Heathen shall perish out of his land.

Lord, thou hearest the desirous longing of the poor: their heart is sure, that thine ear hearkeneth there.

Help the fatherless and the poor unto their right, that the ungodly be no more exalted upon the earth.*prively = secretly conceiving, to deceive

The Eleventh Psalme

To the Chaunter in Neginoth

In the Lord put I my trust: how will ye then say to my soul: that she should flee as a bird upon your hill?

For, lo, the ungodly have bend their bow, and made ready their arrows in the quiver, that they may privily shoot at them, which are true of heart.

The very foundations have they cast down, what can the righteous then do with all?

But the Lord is in his holy temple, the Lords seat is in heaven: he considereth with his eyes, his eyelids behold the children of men.

The Lord seeth both the righteous and ungodly, but but who so delighteth in wickedness, him his soul abhoreth.

Upon the ungodly he shall rain snares, fire, brimstone, storm and tempest: this reward shall they have to drink.

For the Lord is righteous, and he loveth righteousness: his countenance beholdeth the thing that is just.

The Twelfth Psalme

To the Chaunter upon *Shenunith

From the Hebrew: * my father is a lamp "doubtful"

Help Lord, for there is not one saint more: very few faithful are there among the children of men.

Every man telleth lies to his neighbor, they do but flatter with their lips and with and disassemble in their heart.

O' that the Lord would root out all deceitful lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud things.

Which said: our tongue should we prevail: we are they that ought to speak, who is lord over us?

Now for the troubles sake of the oppressed, and because of the company of the poor, I will up ( sayeth the Lord) I will help them, and set them at rest.

The words of the Lord are pure words: even as the silver, which from the earth is tried and purified seven times in fire.

Keep them therefore ( O' Lord ) and preserve us from this generation for ever.

And why? when vanity and idleness getteth the our hand among the children of men, all are full of the ungodly. The Thirteenth Psalme

To the chaunter, a Psalm of David

How long wilt thou forget me, O' Lord? for ever? how long wilt thou hide thy face from me?

How long shall I seek counsel in my soul? how long shall I be so vexed in my heart? how long shall mine enemy triumpth over me?

Consider, and hear me, O' Lord my God: lighten mine eyes, that I sleep not in death.

Lest mine enemy say: I have prevailed against him: ofr if I be cast down, they that trouble me will rejoice at it.

But my trust is in thy mercy, my heart is joyful in thy saving health.

I will sing of the Lord, that dealeth so lovingly with me.

(Yee I will prase the name of the Lord the most highest.)

The Fourteenth Psalme

To the chaunter, a Psalm of David

The foolish bodies say in their hearts: Thush, there is no God.

They are corrupt, and become abominable in their doings, there is not one that doeth good.

The Lord looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that would understand and seek after God.

But they are all gone out of the way, they are all together become unprofitable: there is none that doeth good, no not one.

How can they have understanding, that work mischief, eating up my people, as it were bread, and call not upon the Lord.

Therefore shall they be brought in great fear, for God standeth by the generation of the righteous.

As for you, ye have made a mock at the counsel of the poor, because he putteth his trust in the Lord.

Oh that the saving health were given unto Israel out of Zion.

Oh that the Lord would deliver his people out of captivity.

Even the should Jacob shall rejoice, and Israel should be right glad.

The Fifteenth Psalme

Lord, who shall dwell in thy tabernacle? who shall rest upon thy holy hill?

Even he that leadeth an uncorrupt life: that doeth the thing which is right, and that speaketh the truth from his heart.

He that useth no deceit in his tongue: he that doeth evil to his neighbor, and slandereth not his neighbors.

He that sitteth not by the ungodly, but maketh much of them that fear the Lord: he that sweareth unto his neighbor, and disappoint him not.

He giveth not his money upon usury, and taketh no reward against the innocent.

Who so doth these things, shall never be moved.

The Sixteenth Psalme

*Michtam of David

*Michtam = to be stained, be defiled, be deeply stained. RN

Preserve me,( O' God ) for in that I do trust.

I have said unto the Lord: thou art my God, my goods are nothing unto thee.

All my delight is upon the saints that are in the earth, and upon such like.

But they that run after another, shall have great trouble.

Their drink offerings of blood will I not offer, neither make mention of their name in my lips.

The Lord him self is my good and my portion, thou maintainest mine inheritance.

The lot is fallen unto me in fair ground, yee I have a goodly heritage.

I will thank the Lord for giving me warning: my reins also have chastened me in the night season.

Afore hand saw I God always before me, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved.

Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad, my flesh also shall rest in hope.

For why? thou shalt not leave my soul in hell, neither shalt thou suffer thy saint to see corruption.

Thou hast showed me the ways of life: thou shalt make me full of joy with thy countenance.

At thy right hand there are pleasure and joy for evermore.

The Seventeenth Psalme

Hear the right ( O' Lord ) consider my complaint: harken to my prayer, that goeth not out of a feigned (obliged/willing) mouth.

Let my sentence come forth from thy presence: and look upon the thing that is equal.

Thou hast proved and visited mine heart in the night season: thou has tried me in the fire: and hast found no wickedness in me: for I utterly purposed that my mouth should not offend.

Because the words of thy lips, I have kept me from the works of men: in the way of the murderer.

Oh order thou my goings in thy paths: that my footsteps slip not.

For unto thee I cry: hear me O' God: incline thine ears unto me: and harken unto my words.

Shew thy marvelous lovingkindness, thou that savest them that put their trust in thee, from such as resist thy right hand.

Keep me as the apple of an eye, defend me under the shadow of thy wings.

From the ungodly that trouble me, from my enemies which compass my soul round about.

Which maintain their own wealthiness with oppression, and their mouth they speaketh proud things.

They lay waiting in our way on every side, turning their eyes down to the ground.

Like as a lion that is greedy of his prey, and as it were a lions whelp lurking in his den.

Up Lord, disappoint him and cast him down: deliver my soul with thy sword from the ungodly.

From the men of thy hand ( O' Lord ) from the men of the world, which have their portion in this life: whose bellies thou fillest with thy treasure.

They have children at their desire, and leave the rest of their substance for their babes.

But as for me, I will behold thy presence in righteousness: and when thy glory appeareth, I shall be satisfied.

The Eighteenth Psalme

I will love thee, ( O' Lord ) my strength.

The Lord is my succor, {strength / security) my refuge, my Savior: my God, my helper, in whom I will trust: my buckler, the horn of my health, and my protection.

I will praise the Lord, and call upon him, so shall I be save from mine enemies.

The sorrows of death compassed me, and the brooks of ungodliness made me afraid.

The pains of hell came about me, the snares of death took hold upon me.

Yet in my trouble I called upon the Lord, and complained unto my God.

So he heard my voice out of his holy temple, and my complaint came before him, yee even into his ears.

Then the earth trembled and quaked, the very foundations of the hills shook and were removed, because he was wroth.

There went a smoke out of his nostrils, and a consuming fire out of his mouth, so that coals were kindled at it.

He bowed the heavens, and came down, and it was dark was under his feet.

He rode upon the Cherub, and did fly: he came flying with the wings of the wind.

He made darkness his pavilion round about him, with dark waters and thick clouds to cover him.

At the brightness of his presence the clouds removed, with hail stones and coals of fire.

The Lord also thundered out of the heaven, and the height gave his thunder with hail stones and coals of fire.

He sent out his arrows and scattered them, he cast sore lightnings, and destroyed them.

The springs of waters were seen, and the foundations of the round world were discovered at thy chiding ( O' Lord ) at the blasting and breath of thy displeasures.

He sent from the height to fetch me, and took me out of great waters.

He delivered me from my strong enemies, and from my foes which were to mighty for me.

They prevented me in the time of my trouble, but the Lord was my defense.

He brought me forth also into liberty: and delivered me, because he had a favor unto me.

The Lord shall reward me after my righteous dealing, and according to the cleanness of my hands shall he recompensed me.

For I have kept the ways of the Lord: and have not behaved myself wickedly against my God.

I have an eye unto all his laws, and cast not out his commandments from me.

Uncorrupt will I be before him, and will I eschue my own wickedness.

Therefore shall the Lord reward me after my righteous dealing, and according to the cleanness of my hands in his eyesight.

With the holy thou shalt be holy, and with the innocent thou shalt be innocent.

With the clean thou shalt be clean, and with the *froward thou shalt be froward. froward = stubbornly contrary, abstinent RN

For thou shalt save the poor oppressed, and bring down the high looks of the proud.

Thou lightest my candle, O' Lord my God: thou makest my darkness to be light.

For in thee I can discomfort an host of men: yee in my God I can leap over the wall.

The way of God is a perfect way: the words of the Lord are tried in fire: he is a shield of defense, for all them that trust in him.

For who is God, but the Lord? Or, who hath any strength, but our God?

It is God that girdeth me with strength, and made my way uncorrupt.

He hath made my feet like hertes feet, and set me up on high.

He teacheth my hands to fight, and maketh mine arms to break even a bow of steel.

Thou hast given me the defense of thy health, thy right hand upholdeth me, and thy loving correction maketh me great.

Thou hast made room enough under me for to go, that my foot steps should not slide.

I will follow upon mine enemies, and take them: I will not turn till they be discomforted.

I will smite them, they shall not be able to stand, but fall under my feet.

Thou hast girded me with strength unto the battle, thou hast thrown them all down under me, that rose up against me.

Thou hast made mine enemies to turn their backs upon me, thou hast destroyed them that hate me.

They cried, but there was none to help them: yee even unto the Lord, but he heard them not.

I will beat them small as the dust clay in the wind, I will cast them out as clay in the streets.

Thou shalt deliver me from the strivings of the people, thou shalt make me the head of the Heathen.

As soon as they hear of me, they shall obey me, but the strange children disassemble with me.

The strange children are waxen old, and go halting out of their paths.

The Lord liveth: and blessed be my helper, praise be the God of my health.

Even the God which seeth that I be avenged, and subdueth the people unto me.

It is he that delivereth me from my cruel enemies: thou shalt lift me up from them that rise against me, thou shalt rid me from the wicked man.

For this cause I will give thanks unto thee ( O' Lord ) among the gentiles, and sing praises unto thy name.

Great prosperity giveth he unto his king, and sheweth loving kindness unto David his anointed, yee and to his seed for evermore.

The Nineteenth Psalme

To the Chaunter in Neginoth

The very heavens declare the glory of God, and the very firmament sheweth his handiwork.

One day telleth another, and one night certifith another.

There is neither speech nor language, but their voices are heard among them.

Their sound is gone out into all lands, and their words in to the ends of the world.

In them hath he set a tabernacle for the Sun, which cometh forth as a bridegroom out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a giant to run his course.

It goeth forth from the one end of the heaven, and runneth about unto the same end again, and there may no man hide himself from the heat thereof.

The law of the Lord is a perfect law it quickeneth the soul.

The testimony of the Lord is true, and giveth wisdom even unto babes.

The statutes of the Lord are right, and rejoice the heart: the commandment of the Lord is pure, and giveth light unto the eyes.

The fear of the Lord is clean, and endureth for ever: the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.

More pleasant are they than gold, yee, then much fine gold: sweeter then honey and the honeycomb.

These thy servant keepeth, and for keeping of them there is great reward.

Who can tell, how often he offendeth? O' cleanse thou me from my secret faults.

Keep thy servant also from presumptuous sins, lest they get dominion over me: so shall I be undefiled and innocent from the great offense.

Yee the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart shall be acceptable unto thee, O' Lord, my helper and my redeemer.

The Twentieth Psalme

To the Chaunter in Neginoth

The Lord hear thee in the time of trouble, the name of the God of Jacob defend thee.

Send thee help from the Sanctuary, and strengthen thee out of Zion.

Remember all thy offerings, and accept thy burnt sacrifice. Selah.

Grant thee thy hearts desire, and fulfil all thy mind.

We will rejoice in thy health, and triumph in the name of the Lord our God: the Lord performeth all thy petitions.

Now know I, that the Lord helpeth his anointed, and will hear him from his holy heaven: mighty is the helps of his right hand.

Some put their trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the Lord our God.

They are brought down and fallen, but we are risen and stand upright.

Save, Lord, and help us, O' king, when we call upon thee.

The Twenty First Psalme

To the Chaunter in Neginoth

Lord, how joyful is the king in thy strength? O' how exceedingly glad is he of thy saving health?

Thou hast given him his hearts desire, and hast not put him from the request of his lips. Selah.

For thou hast prevented him with liberal blessings, and set a crown of gold on his head.

He asked life of thee, and thou gavest him a long life, even for ever and ever.

His honor is great in thy saving health, glory and great worship shalt thou lay upon him.

For thou shalt give him everlasting *felicite, and make him glad with the joy of thy countenance. *felicite = felicity: great happiness, good fortune

And why? because the king putteth his trust in the Lord, and in the mercy of the most highest he shall not miscarry.

Let all thine enemies feel thy hand: let thy right hand find out those that hate thee.

Thou shalt make them like a fire oven in the time of thy wrath: the Lord shall destroy them in his displeasure, and the fire shall consume them.

Their fruit shalt thou root out of the earth, and their seed from among the children of men.

For they intended mischief against thee, and imagined such devises, as they were not able to perform.

Therefore shalt thou put them to flight, and with thy strings thou shalt make ready thine arrows against the faces of them.

Be thou exalted, Lord, in thine own strength, so will we sing and praise thy power. The Twenty Second Psalme

To the Chaunter upon Aieleth of the dawning, a Psalme of David.

My God, my God: why hast thou forsaken me? the words of my complaint are far from my health.

O' my God, I cry in the daytime, but thou hearest not: and in the night season also I take no rest.

Yet dwellest thou in the sanctuary, O' thou worship of Israel.

Our fathers hoped in thee, they trusted in thee, and thou didst deliver them.

They called upon thee, and were helped: they put their trust in thee, and were not confounded.

But as for me, I am a worm and no man: a very scorn of men and the out cast of the people.

All they that see me, laugh me to scorn: they shoot out their lips, and shake their heads.

He trusted in God, let him deliver him: let him help him, if he will have him.

But thou art he that took me out of my mothers womb: thou wast my hope, when I hanged upon my mothers breasts.

I have been left unto thee ever since I was born, thou art my God, even from my mothers womb.

O' go not far from me then, for trouble is hard at hand, and here is none to help me.

Great bulls are come about me, fat oxen close me in on every side.

They gape upon me with their mouths, as it were a rampaging and roaring lion.

I am poured out like water, all my bones are out of joint: my heart in the midst of my body is even like melting wax.

My strength is dried up like a potsherd, and my tongue cleaveth to my gums, and thou hast brought me into the dust of death.

For dogs are come about me, the counsel of the wicked hath layed siege against me.

They pierced my hands and my feet, I might have told all my bones: as for them, they stood staring and looking upon me.

They have parted my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture.

But be not thou far from me, O' Lord: thou art my succor, haste thee to help me.

Deliver my soul from the sword, my dearling from the power of the dog.

Save me from the lions mouth, and hear me from among the horns of the unicorns.

I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the congregation will I praise thee.

O' praise the Lord ye that fear him: Magnify him all ye seed of Jacob, and let all the seed of Israel fear him.

For he hath not despised nor abhorred the miserable estate of the poor: he hath not hid his face from me, but when I called unto him, he heard me.

I will praise thee in the great congregation, and perform my vows in the sight of all that fear thee.

The poor shall eat and be satisfied: they seek after the Lord shall praise him: our heart shall live for ever.

All the ends of the world shall remember themselves, and be turned unto the Lord: and all the generations of the Heathen shall worship before him.

For the kingdom is the Lords, and he shall be the governor of the Heathen.

All such as be fat upon earth, shall eat also and worship All they that lay in the dust, and live so hardly, shall fall down before him.

The seed shall serve him, and preach of the Lord forever.

They shall come, and declare his righteousness: unto a people that shall be born, whom the Lord hath made.

The Twenty Third Psalme

The Lord is my shepherd, I can want nothing.. (Note two periods RN)

He feedeth me in a green pasture, and leadeth me to a fresh water.

He quickeneth my soul, and bringeth me forth in the way of righteousness for his names sake.

Though I should walk now in the valley of the shadow of death, yet I fear no evil, for thou art with me: thy staff and thy sheep hook comfort me.

Thou preparest a table before me against mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil, and fillest my cup full.

Oh let thy loving kindness and mercy follow me all the days of my life, that I may dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

The Twenty Forth Psalme

The earth is the Lords, and all that therin is: the compass of the world, and all that dwell therin.

For he hath founded it upon the seas, and builded it upon the floods.

Who shall go up in to the hill of the Lord? Or, who shall remain in his holy place?

Even he that hath innocent hands, and a clean heart: which lifteth not up his mind unto vanity, and swear not to deceive.

He shall receive the blessing from the Lord, and mercy from God his savior.

This is the generation of them that seek him, of them that seek thy face, O' Jacob. Selah,

Open your gates (O ye princes ) let the everlasting doors be open, that the King of glory may come in.

Who is this King of glory? It is the Lord strong and mighty, even the Lord mighty in battle.

Open your gates ( O ye princes ) let the everlasting doors be open, that the King of glory may come in.

Who is this King of glory? It is the Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory. Selah.

The Twenty Fifth Psalme

Of David

Unto thee, ( O' Lord ) I lift up my soul.

My God, I trust in thee: Oh let me not be confounded, lest mine enemies triumph over me.

For all they that hope in thee shall not be ashamed: but such as be scornful dispisers without a cause, they shall be put to confusion.

Shew me thy ways, O' Lord, and teach me thy paths.

Lead me in thy truth, and learn me, for thou art the God of my health, and in thee is my hope all the day long.

Call to remembrance, O' Lord, thy tender mercies and thy lovingkindnesses, which have been ever of old.

Oh remember not the sins and offenses of my youth, but according to thy mercy think upon me, O' Lord, for thy goodness.

O' how friendly and righteous is the Lord, therefore will he teach sinners in the way.

He leadeth the simple a right, and such as be meek them learneth he his ways.

All the ways of the Lord are mercy and faithfulness, unto such as keep his testament and covenant.

For thy names sake, O' Lord, be merciful unto my sin, for it is great.

Whatsoever he be that feareth the Lord? he shall show him the way that he hath chosen.

His soul shall dwell at ease, and his seed shall possess the land.

The secret of the Lord is among them that fear him, and he sheweth them his covenant.

Mine eyes are ever looking unto the Lord, for he shall pluck my feet out of the net.

Turn thee unto me and have mercy upon me, for I am desolate and in misery.

The sorrows of my heart, are great, O bring me out of my troubles.

Look upon mine adversity and misery, and forgive all my sins.

Consider how mine enemies are many, and bare a malicious hate against me.

O' keep my soul, and deliver me: let me not be confounded, for I have put my trust in thee.

Let innocency and righteous dealing wait upon me, for my hope is in thee.

Deliver Israel, O' God, out of all his trouble.

The Twenty Sixth Psalme

Be thou my judge, O' Lord, for I walk innocently: my trust is in the Lord, therefore shall I not fall.

Examine me, O' Lord, and prove me: try out my reins and my heart.

For thy lovingkindness is before mine eyes, and I walk in thy truth.

I sit not among vain persons, and have no fellowship with the deceitful.

I hate the congregation of the wicked, and will not sit among the ungodly.

I wash my hands with innocency, O' Lord, and so go I to thine altar.

That I may show the voice of thy praise and tell of all thy wondrous works.

Lord, I loved the habitation of thy house, and the place where thy honor dwelleth.

O' destroy not my soul with the sinners, nor my life with the bloodthirsty.

In whose hands is wickedness, and their right hand is full of gifts.

But as for me, I will walk innocently: O' deliver me, and be merciful unto me.

My foot standeth right: I will praise thee (O' Lord ) in the congregations.

The Twenty Seventh Psalme

Of David

The Lord is my light and my health: whom then should I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life, for whom then should I be afraid?

Therefore when the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me, to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.

Though an host of men were layed against me, yet shall not my heart be afraid: and though there rose up war against me, yet will I put my trust in him.

One thing have I desired of the Lord, which I will require: namely, that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the fair beauty of the Lord, and to visit his temple.

For in the time of trouble he hath hid me in his tabernacle, yee in the secret place of his dwelling hath he kept and set me up upon a rock of stone.

And now hath he lift up mine head above mine enemies, that compass me round about.

Therefore will I offer in his dwelling, the oblation of thanksgiving: I will sing and speak praises unto the Lord.

Harken unto my voice, O' Lord, when I cry unto thee: have mercy upon me, and hear me.

My heart speaketh unto thee, my face seeketh thee, yee Lord, thy face will I seek.

O' hide not thy face from me, cast not thy servant off in displeasure.

Thou art my succor {security) leave me not, neither forsake me, but the Lord hath taken me up.

For my father and my mother have forsaken me, but the Lord hath taken me up.

Show me thy way, O' Lord, and lead me in the right path, because of mine enemies.

Deliver me not into the wiles of mine adversaries, for there are false witnesses risen up against me, and they imagine mischief.

Nevertheless I believe to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.

O' tarry thou the Lords leisure, be strong, let thine heart be of good comfort, and wait thou still for the Lord.

The Twenty Eighth Psalme

Of David

Unto thee will I cry, O' my strong defense: think no scorn of me, lest, if thou make thee as though thou heardest not, I be come like them, that go down into the pit.

Hear the voice of my humble petition, when I cry unto thee, and hold up my hands toward thy holy * temple. KJV = oracle; which is the written or spoken word,

O' pluck me not away among the ungodly and wicked doers, which speak friendly to their neighbors, but imagine in their hearts.

Reward them according to their deeds and wickedness of their inventions.

Recompense them after the works of their hands, pay them that they have deserved.

For they regard not the works of the Lord, nor the operation of his hands: therefore he shall break them down, and not build them up.

Praise be the Lord, for he hath heard the voice of my humble petition.

The Lord is my strength and my shield: my heart hoped in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart dances for joy, and I will sing praises unto him.

The Lord is the strength of his people, he is the defender and Savior of his anointed.

O' help thy people, and give thy blessing unto thine inheritance: feed them, and set them up for ever. The Twenty Nineth Psalme

A Psalme of David.

Ascribe unto the Lord, O ye mighty, ascribe unto the Lord worship and strength.

Give the Lord the honor of his name, bow yourselves to the majesty of the Lord.

It is the Lord that commandeth the waters: It is the glorious God that maketh the thunder: it is the Lord that ruleth the sea.

The voice of the Lord is mighty in operation, the voice of the Lord is a glorious voice.

The voice of the Lord breaketh the cedar trees: yea the Lord breaketh the Cedars of Lebanon.

He maketh them to skip like a calf: Lebanon and Sirion like a young unicorn.

The voice of the Lord divideth the flames of fire: the voice of the Lord shaketh the wilderness, the Lord shaketh the wilderness of Cades.

The voice of the Lord moveth the hinds and discovereth the thick bushes: in his temple shall every man speak of his honor.

The Lord stilleth the water flood, and the Lord remaineth King for ever.

The Lord shall give power unto his people, the Lord shall give his people the blessing of peace.

The Thirtieth Psalme

A psalme and song of the dedication of the house, of David.

I will magnify thee, O' Lord, for thou hast set me up, and not *suffered my foes to triumph over me. *in this text; suffer = "allow" as it is in many cases throughout the word of God. RN

O' Lord my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me.

Thou Lord hast brought my soul out of hell: thou hast kept my life, where as they go down to the pit.

Sing unto the Lord,( O' ye saints of his ) give thanks unto him for a remembrance of his holiness.

For his wrath endureth but the twinkling of an eye, and his pleasure is in life: heaviness may well endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.

As for me, when I was in prosperity I said: Tush, I shall never fall more.

And why? thou Lord, of thy goodness hadest made my hill so strong.

But as soon as thou turned thy face from me, I was brought in fear.

The cried I unto thee, O' Lord, yee unto the Lord I made my prayer.

What profit is there in my blood, if I go down to corruption?

May the dust give thanks unto thee? Or shall it declare thy faithfulness?

Hear, O' Lord, and have mercy upon me: Lord, be thou my helper.

And so thou hast turned my heaviness into joy: thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness;

That mine honor might sing praises unto thee without ceasing: O' Lord my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever.

The Thirty First Psalme

In thee, O' Lord, is my trust: let me never be put to confusion, but deliver me in thy righteousness.

Bow down thine ear to me, make hast to deliver me: be thou my strong rock, and a house of defense, that thou mayest save me.

For thou art my stronghold and my castle: O' be thou my guide, and lead me for thy names sake.

Draw me out of the net that they have laid *privily for me, for thou art my strength. *privily = privately or secretly

Into thine hand I *comend my spirit: for thou hast delivered O' Lord thou God of truth. *comend = commend: To commit to the care of another; entrust.

I hate them that hold of vanities, and my trust is in the Lord.

I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy: for thou hast considered my trouble, thou hast known my soul in adversity.

Thou hast not delivered me over in to the hands of the enemy, but thou hast set my feet in a large room.

Have mercy upon me, O' Lord, for I am in trouble mine eye is consumed for very heaviness, yee my soul and my body.

My life is waxen old with heaviness, and my years with mourning.

My strength faileth me because of mine adversity, and my bones are corrupt. I am become a very reproof among all mine enemies, my neighbors and they of mine own acquaintance are afraid of me: they that see me in the street, convey themselves from me.

I am clean forgotten and out of mind, as a dead man: I am become like a broken vessel.

For I have heard the blasphemy of the multitude: every man abhoreth me: they have gathered a counsel together against me: and are purposed to take away my life.

But my hope is in the Lord, and I say: thou art my God.

My time is in thy hand: deliver me from the hand of mine enemies, and from them that persecute me.

Shew thy servant the light of thy countenance, help me for thy mercies sake.

Let me not be confounded, O' Lord, for I call upon thee: let the ungodly rather be put into confusion, and brought unto the hell.

Let the lying lips be put to silence, which cruelly, disdainfully, and despitefully, speak against the righteous.

O how great and manifold is thy good, which thou hast hid for them that fear the?

O what things bringest thou to pass for them, that put their trust in thee, even before the sons of men?

Thou hidest them privily by thine own presence from the proud men, thou keepest them secretly in thy tabernacle, from the strife of tongues.

Thanks be to the Lord, for he hath shewed me marvelous great kindness in a strong city.

For when the sudden fear came upon me, I said: I am cast out of thy sight.

Nevertheless, thou heardest mine humble prayer, when I cried unto thee.

O' love the Lord, ( all ye his saints ) for the Lord preserveth the faithful, and plenteous rewardeth he the proud doer.

Be strong therefore and take a good heart unto you, all ye that put your trust in the Lord.

The Thirty Second Psalme

An Instruction of David.

Blessed are they, whose unrighteousness is forgiven, and whose sins are covered.

Blessed is the man, unto whom the Lord *imputeth no sin, in whose spirit there is no *guile. *imputeth = to regard as belonging to or resulting from *guile = shrewd deceptions, sneaky, beguiling fraud

For while I held my tongue, my bones consumed away through my daily complaining.

And because thy hand was so heavy on me both day and night, my moisture was like the drought in Summer. Selah.

Therefore I confessed my sin unto thee, and hid not mine unrighteousness.

I said: I will knowledge my offense, and accuse myself unto the Lord, and so thou forgavest me the wickedness of my sin. Selah.

For this shall every saint make his prayer unto thee in due season, therefore shall not the great water floods come nigh him.

Thou art my defense in the trouble that has come about me, O' compass thou me about also with the joy of deliverance. Selah.

I will enform thee, and show thee the way wherein thou shalt go:* I will fasten mine eyes upon thee. * I will fasten my eyes upon thee, that is I will see to thee by my provision, and be thy helper and comforter. MN

Be not ye now like horses and mules, which have no understanding.

Whose mouths thou must hold with bit and bridle, if they will not obey thee.

Great plagues shall the ungodly have, but who so putteth his trust in the Lord, mercy shall compass him on every side.

Be glad, O' ye righteous, and rejoice in the Lord, be joyful all ye that are true of heart.

The Thirty Third Psalme

Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous, for it becometh well the trust to be thankful.

Praise the Lord with harp: sing songs unto him with the *lute and an instrument of ten strings. *lute = a stringed instrument with a body shaped like a pear cut in half and a bent neck similar to a modern guitar. Oddly, "lute" is also an ancient sealant, used to keep water from leaking out of vessels. RN

Sing him a new song, yee sing *lustfully unto him, and with good courage.

*lustfully = full of heartfelt desire, not to be confused with modern corruption of the word, involving lechery, carnality, or sensual wantonness. RN

For the word of the Lord is true, and all his works are faithful.

He loveth mercy and judgment, the earth is full of the goodness of the Lord.

By the word of the Lord were the heavens made, and all the Hosts of them by the breath of his mouth.

He gathereth the waters together as it were in a bottle, and layeth up the deep in secret.

Let all the earth fear the Lord, and let all them that dwell in the world, stand in awe of him.

For look what he sayeth, it is done: and look what he commanded, it standeth fast.

The Lord bringeth the counsel of the Heathen to nought, and turneth devices of the people.

But the counsel of the Lord endureth, and the thoughts of his heart from generation to generation.

Blessed are the people that hold the Lord for their God, and blessed are the folk whom he hath chosen to be his heritage.

The Lord looketh down from heaven, and beholdeth all the children of men: from his strong seat he considereth all them that dwell in the world.

He only hath fashioned all the hearts of them, and knoweth all their works.

A king is not helped by his own great host, neither is a giant saved through the might of his own strength.

An horse is but a vain thing to save a man, it is not the power of his strength that can deliver him. Behold, the eye of the Lord looketh unto them that fear him, and put their trust in his mercy.

That he may deliver their souls from death, and to feed them in the deare time.

Let our soul patiently abide the Lord, for he is our help and our shield.

So shall our heart rejoice in him, because we have hoped in his holy name.

Let thy merciful kindness, O' Lord, be upon us, like as we put our trust in thee.

The Thirty Forth Psalme

I will always give thanks unto the Lord, his praise shall ever be in my mouth.

My soul shall make her boast in the Lord: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad.

O praise the Lord with me, and let us magnify his name together.

I sought the Lord, and he heard me, yee he delivered me out of all my fear.

They that have a eye unto him, shall be lightened, and their faces shall not be ashamed.

This poor man cried unto the Lord, and he heard him, yee and delivered him out of all his troubles.

The Angel of the Lord pitcheth his tent round about him that fear him, and delivereth them.

O taste and see how friendly the Lord is, blessed is the man that trusteth in him.

O fear the Lord, ye that be his saints: for they that fear him, lack nothing.

The rich shall want and suffer hunger, but they which seek the Lord, shall want no manner of thing, that is good.

Come hither, O ye children, hearken unto me, I will teach you the fear of the Lord.

Who so listeth to live, and would faine see good days.

Let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile.

Let him eschue evil, and do good: Let him seek peace and ensue it.

For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers.

But the face of the Lord beholdeth them that do evil, to destroy the remembrance of them out of the earth.

When the righteous cry, the Lord heareth them, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.

The Lord is nigh unto them that are contrite in heart, and will help such as be of an humble spirit.

Great are the troubles of the righteous, but the Lord delivereth them out of all. He keepeth all their bones, so that not one of them is broken.

But misfortune shall slay the ungodly, and they that hate the righteous shall be guilty.

The Lord delivereth the souls of his servants, and all they that put their trust in him, shall not offend.

The Thirty Fifth Psalme

Strive thou with them, O' Lord, that strive with me, fight thou against them that fight against me.

Lay hand upon the shield and spear, and stand up to help me.

Draw out thy sword, and stop the way against them that persecute me, say unto my soul: I am thy help.

Let them be confounded and put to shame, that seek after my soul: let them be turned back and brought to confusion, that imagine mischief for me.

Let them be as the dust before the wind, and the angel of the Lord scattering them.

Let their way be dark and slippery, and the angel of the Lord to persecute them.

For they have prively layed their net to destroy me without cause, yee and made a pit for my soul, which I never deserved.

Let a sudden destruction come upon him unawares, and the net that he hath layed *prively, (by privilege, privately, in secret ) catch himself, that he may fall into his own mischief.

But let my soul be joyful in the Lord, and rejoice in his help.

All my bones shall say: Lord, who is like unto thee? which deliverest the poor from those that are too strong for him, yee, the poor and the needy from his robbers.

False witnesses are risen up, and lay to my charge things that I know not.

They reward me evil for good, to the great discomfort of my soul.

Nevertheless, when they were sick, I put on a sackcloth: I humbled my soul with fasting, and my prayer returned into mine own bosom.

I behaved myself as though it had been my friend or my brother, I went heavily, as one that mourneth for his mother.

But in mine adversity they rejoiced, and gathered them together: Yee, the very lame come together against me unawares, making *mowes at me, and cease not.

*mowes = moues (moos) mouth: a grimace indicating displeasure, German\French. RN

With the greedy and scornful hypocritics, they gnashed upon me with their teeth.

Lord, when wilt thou look upon this?

O' restore my soul from the wicked rumor of them, my darling from the lions.

So will I give thee thanks in the great congregation, and praise thee among much people.

O' let them not triumph over me, that are mine enemies for naught: O' let them not wink with their eyes, that hate me without a cause.

And why? their coming is not for peace, but they imagine false words against the outcasts of the land.

They gape upon me with their mouths, saying: there, there: we see it with our eyes.

This thou seest, O' Lord: hold not thy tongue then, go not far from me, O' Lord.

Awake Lord, and stand up: avenge thou my cause, my God, my Lord.

Judge me, O' Lord my God, according to thy righteousness, that they triumph not over me.

Let them not say in their hearts: there, there so would we have it: O' let them not say: we have overcome him.

Let them be put to confusion and shame, that rejoice at my trouble: let them be clothed with rebuke and dishonor, that boost themselves against me.

Let them also be glad and rejoice, that favor my righteous dealing: yee let them say always: blessed be the Lord, which hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant.

And as for my tongue, it shall be talking of thy righteousness and of thy praise, all the day long.

The Thirty Sixth Psalme

To the Chaunter, of David the servant of the Lord

My heart showeth me the wickedness of the ungodly, that there is no fear of God before his eyes.

For he disassembleth before his face, so long till his abominable sin be found out.

The words of his mouth are unrighteousness and deceit, he will not be learned to do good.

He imagineth mischief upon his bed, he will come in no good way, nor refuse the thing that is evil.

Thy mercy, O' Lord, reacheth unto the heaven, and thy faithfulness unto the clouds.

Thy righteousness standeth like the strong mountains, and thy judgment like the great deep.

Thou Lord preservest both men and beasts.

How precious is thy mercy, O' God, that the children of men may put their trust under the shadow of thy wings.

They shall be satisfied with the plenteousness of thy house, and thou shall give them drink of the river of thy pleasures.

For by thee is the well of life, and in thy light, shall we see light.

O' spread forth thy lovingkindness unto them that know thee, and thy righteousness unto them that are true of heart.

O' let not the foot of pride overtake me, O' let not the hand of the ungodly cast me down.

As for the wicked doers, they fall, they are cast down, and are not be able to stand.

The Thirty Seventh Psalme

Fret not thyself at the ungodly, be not envious against the evil doers.

For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and be withered even as the green herb.

Put thou thy trust in the Lord, and be doing good: so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily it shalt feed thee.

Delight thou in the Lord, and he shall give thee thy hearts desire.

Commit thy way unto the Lord, set thy hope in him, and he shall bring it to pass.

He shall make thy righteousness as clear as the light, and thy just dealing as the noonday.

Hold still in the Lord, and abide patiently upon him: but grieve not thyself at one that hath prosperity, and liveth in abomination.

Leave off from wrath, let go displeasure, let not thy jealousy move thee also to do evil.

For wicked doers shall be rooted out, but they that patiently abide the Lord, shall inherit the land.

Suffer yet a little while, and the ungodly shall be clean gone: thou shalt look after his place, and he shall be away..

But the meek spirited shall possess the earth, and have pleasure in much rest.

The ungodly layeth wait for the just, and gnasheth upon him with his teeth.

But the Lord laugheth him to scorn, for he seeth that his day is coming.

The ungodly drawn out the sword and bend their bow, to cast down the simple and poor, and to slay such as go the right way.

Nevertheless, their sword shall go through their own heart, and their bow shall be broken.

A small thing that the righteous hath, is better than the great riches of the ungodly.

For the arms of the ungodly shall be broken, but the Lord upholdeth the righteous.

The Lord knoweth the days of the godly, and their inheritance endureth for ever.

They shall not be confounded in perilous times, and in the days of *derth (famine) they shall have enough.

As for the ungodly, they shall perish: and when the enemies of the Lord are in their *floures, they shall consume, yee even as the smoke shall they consume away. *floures as flour's or flowers, that the ungodly will be in their "glory",

The ungodly borroweth, and payeth not again, but the righteous is merciful and liberal.

Such as be blessed of him, shall possess the land: and they that he curseth, shall be rooted out.

The Lord ordereth a good mans going, and hath pleasure in his way.

Though he fall, he shall not be hurt, for the Lord upholdeth him with his hand.

I have been young, and now am old: yet saw I never the righteous forsaken, nor his seed to seek their bread.

The righteous is ever merciful, and lendeth gently, therefore shall his seed be blessed.

Flee from evil, and do the thing that is good, so shalt thou dwell forever.

For the Lord loveth the thing that is right, he forsaketh not his saints, but they shall be preserved for evermore: as for the seed of the ungodly, it shall be rooted out.

Yee, the righteous shall possess the land, and dwell therin for ever.

The mouth of the righteous is exercised in wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judgment.

The law of his God is in his heart, therefore shall not his footsteps slide.

The ungodly seeth the righteous, and goeth about to slay him.

But the Lord will not leave him in his hands, nor condemn him when he is judged.

Hope thou in the Lord, and keep his way. And he shall so promote thee, that thou shalt have the land by inheritance, and see, when the ungodly shall perish.

I myself have seen the ungodly in great power, and flourishing like a green bay tree: but when I went by, lo, he was gone: I sought him, but he could no where be found.

Keep innocency, and take heed unto the thing that is right, for that shall bring a man peace at the last.

As for the transgressors, they shall perish together, and the ungodly shall be rooted out at the last.

The help of the righteous cometh of the Lord, he is their strength in the time of trouble.

The Lord shall stand by them, and save them: he shall deliver them from the ungodly, and help them, because they put their trust in him.

The Thirty Eighth Psalme To the Chaunter, to bring to remembrance

Put me not to rebuke ( O' Lord) in thy anger: Oh chasten me in thy heavy displeasure.

For thine arrows stick fast in me, and thy hand presseth me sore.

There is no whole part in my body, because of thy displeasure: there is no rest in my bones, by reason of my sins.

For mine wickednesses are gone over mine head, and are like a sore burden, too heavy for me to bear.

My wounds stink and are corrupt, through my foolishness.

I am brought into so great trouble and misery, that I go mourning all the day long.

For my loins are clean dried up, and there is no whole part in my body.

I am feeble and sore smitten, I roar for the very disquietness of my heart. Lord, thou knowest all my desire, and my groaning is not hid from thee.

My heart panteth, my strength hath faileth me, and the light of mine eyes is gone from me.

My lovers and friends stand looking upon my trouble, and my kinsmen are gone afar off.

They that sought after my life, and to do me evil, speak of lies and imagine deceit all the day long.

As for me, I was like a deaf man and heard not: as one that were dumb, not opening his mouth.

I am become as a man that heareth not: and that can make no resistance with his mouth.

For in thee, O' Lord, is my trust, thou shalt hear me, O' Lord my God.

My desire is, that mine enemies triumph not over me: for if my foot slip, they rejoice greatly against me.

I am ready to suffer trouble, and my heaviness is ever in my sight.

For I confess my wickedness, and my sin grieveth me.

But mine enemies live, and are mighty: and they that hate me without cause, are many in number.

They that reward me evil for good, speak evil of me, because I follow the thing that is good.

Forsake me not ( O' Lord my God ) O' go not far from me.

Hasten thee to help me, O' Lord my *succoure.

*succor = assistance in time of distress; security. RN

The Thirty Ninth Psalme To the Chaunter for *Jduthun, a Psalme of David.

Jduthun is the Hebrew name meaning "praising"

I said: I will keep my ways that I offended not in my tongue.

And so I shut my mouth, while the ungodly layed wait for me.

I held my tongue, I was dumb, I kept silence, yee even from good words, but it was pain and grief to me.

My heart was hot within me, I was thus musing, the fire kindled: so that I spake with my tongue,

Lord, let me know mine end, and the number of my days: that I may be certified what I want.

Behold, thou hast made my days a span long, and my life as if it were nothing before thee.

O' how vain are all men living? Selah Yee every man walketh as it were a shadow, and disquieteth himself in vain: he heapeth up riches, and can not tell to whom he gathereth them.

And now Lord wherein shall I comfort me? my hope is in thee.

Deliver me from all mine offenses, and make me not a scorn unto the foolish.

I kept silence, and opened not my mouth, for thou hast done it.

Turn thy plagues away from me, for I am consumed through the fear of thy hand.

When thou punishest man for sin, thou chastenest him: so that his beauty consumeth away, like as it were a moth. O' how vain are all men. Selah.

Hear my prayer O' Lord, and consider my calling: show not thyself as though thou sawest not my tears. For I am a stranger and pilgrim with thee, as all my forefathers were.

Oh spare me a little that I may refresh myself, before I go hence, and be no more seen.

The Fortieth Psalme

To the chaunter , a Psalme of David.

I waited patiently for the Lord, which inclined himself unto me: and heard my calling.

He brought me out of the horrible pit, out of the mire and clay: he set my feet upon the rock, and ordered my goings.

He hath put a new song in my mouth, even a thanksgiving unto our God.

Many men seeing this, shall fear the Lord, and put their trust in him.

Blessed is the man that setteth his hope in the Lord, and turneth not to the proud, and to such as go about with lies.

O' Lord my God, great are thy wondrous works which thou hast done: and in thy thoughts toward us there may none likened unto thee.

I would declare them, and speak of them: but they are so many, that they can not be told.

Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not have, but a body hast thou obtained me: burntoffering and sacrifice for sin thou hast not allowed.

Then said I: Lo, I come. In the beginning of the book it is written of me, that I should fulfill thy will O' my God, and that Iam content to do: yee, thy law is within my heart.

I will preach of thy righteousness in the great congregation: Lo, I will not refrained my lips, O' Lord, and that thou knowest.

I do not hide thy righteousness in my heart, my talking is of thy truth and saving health: I kept not thy loving mercy and faithfulness back from the great congregation.

Turn not thy mercy from me, O' Lord, but let thy lovingkindness and truth always preserve me.

For innumerable troubles are come about me: my sins have taken such hold upon me, that I am not able to look up: yee they are more in number than the hairs of my head, and my heart hath failed me.

O' Lord, let it be thy pleasure to deliver me, make haste ( O' Lord )to help me.

Let them be ashamed and confounded, that seek after my soul, to destroy it: let them fall backward and be put to confusion, that wish me evil.

Let them soon be brought to shame, that cry over me: there there.

But let all those that seek thee, be joyful and be glad in thee: and let all such as delight in thy saving health, say always: The Lord be praised.

As for me, I am poor and in misery, but the Lord careth for me.

Thou art my helper and redeemer, make no long tarrying, O' my God.

The Forty First Psalme To the chaunter, a Psalme of David.

Blessed is he, that considereth the poor: the Lord shall deliver him in time of trouble.

The Lord shall preserve him, and keep him alive: he shall make him to prosper upon the earth, and shall not deliver him into the will of his enemies.

The Lord shall refresh him, when he lieth sick upon his bed, yee thou makest his bed in all his sickness.

I said: Lord be merciful unto me, heal my soul, for I have sinned against thee.

Mine enemies speak evil upon me: when shall he die, and his name perish?

Though he came in to see, yet meaned he falsehood in his heart, heaping mischief upon himself.

All they that hate me, run together against me, and imagine evil against me.

They have given a wicked sentence upon me: when he lieth, he shall rise up no more.

Yee, even mine own familiar friend, whom I trusted, which did eat my bread, hath lifted up his heel against me.

But be thou merciful unto me( O' Lord ) raise thou me up, and I shall reward them.

By this I know that thou favourest me, that my enemy shall not triumph over me.

Thou hast upholden me because of my innocency, and set me before thy face for ever.

Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, from hence forth and forever more, Amen, Amen.

The Forty Second Psalme

To the Chaunter, a *monition of the sons of *Korah

*Advice to take forewarning of something imminent

*Korah = baldness, something lost

Like as the hert panteth after the water brooks, so longeth my soul after thee, O' God.

My soul is a thirst for God, yee even for the living God: when shall I come, and behold the face of God?

My tears are my meat day and night, while it is daily said unto me: Where is now thy God?

Now when I think there upon, I pour out my heart by myself: for I would *faine go hence with the multitude, and pass over with them unto the house of God, in the voice of praise and thanksgiving, among such as keep holy day.

*faine = obliged/ willingly RN

Why art thou so full of heaviness ( O' my soul ) and why art thou unquiet within me?

O' put thy trust in God, for I will yet give him thanks, for the help of his countenance.

My God, my soul is vexed within me: therefore I remember the land of Jordan, and the little hill of Hermonim.

One deep calleth another with the voice of thy whistles, all thy waves and water floods are gone over me.

The Lord hath promised his lovingkindness daily, therefore I will praise him in the night season, and make my prayer unto the God of my life.

I will say unto God my stoney rock, Why hast thou forgotten me? why go I thus heavily, while the enemy oppresseth me?

While my bones are broken, and while mine enemies cast me in the teeth, daily saying unto me: Where is now thy God?

Why art thou so heavy ( O' my soul )? and why art thou so disquieted within me? O' put thy trust in God, for I will yet thank him for the help of his countenance, and because he is my God.

The Forty Third Psalme

Give sentence upon me ( O' God ) and defend my cause against the ungodly people: Oh deliver me from the deceitful, and wicked man.

For thou ( O' God ) art my strength: why hast thou shot me from thee? Why go I then so heavily, while the enemy oppresseth me?

Oh send out thy light and thy truth, that may lead me and bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy dwelling.

That I may go in to the altar of God, even unto the God which is my joy and pleasure, and upon the harp to give thanks unto thee, O' God, my God.

Why art thou so heavy ( O' my soul )? and why art thou so disquieted within me? O' put thy trust in God, for I will yet give him thanks for the help of his countenance, and because he is my God.

The Forty Fourth Psalme

To the Chaunter, an instruction of the sons of *Korah

*Korah = baldness, something lost

We have heard with our ears, ( O' God ) our fathers have told us, what hast done in their time of old.

How thou hast driven out the Heathen with thy hand, and planted them in: how thou hast destroyed the nations and cast them out.

For they got not the land in possession through their own sword, neither was it their own arm that helped them.

But thy right hand, thine arm and the light of thy countenance, because thou hadst a favor unto them.

Thou art the King and my God, thou sendest help unto Jacob.

Through thee, will we over throw our enemies: and in thy name will we tread them under, that rise up against us.

For I will not trust in my bow, it is not my sword that shall help me.

But it is thou that savest us from our enemies, and puttest them to confusion that hated us.

We will always make our boast of God, and praise thy name for ever. Selah.

But now thou foresakest us, and puttest us to confusion, and goest not forth with our Hosts.

Thou makest us to turn our backs upon our enemies, so that they which hate us, spoil our goods.

Thou lettest us be eaten up like sheep, and scatterest us among the Heathen.

Thou sellest thy people for nought, and takest no money for them.

Thou makest us to be rebuked of our neighbors, to be laughed to scorn and had in *derision, of them that are round about us. *derision = contemptuous ridicule, a laughing stock. RN

Thou hast made us a very byword among the Heathen, and that the people shake their heads at us.

My confusion is daily before me, and the shame of my face covereth me, For the voice of the slanderer and blasphemer, for the enemy and avenger.

All this is come upon us, and yet have we not forgotten thee, nor behaved our selves unfaithfully in thy covenant.

Our heart is not turned back, neither our steps gone out of thy way.

For thou hast smitten us in the place of dragons, and covered us with the shadow of death.

If we had forgotten the name of our God, and hold up our hands to any strange God.

Should not God find it out? for he knoweth the very secrets of the heart.

But for thy sake are we killed all the day long, and are counted as sheep appointed to be slain.

Up Lord, why sleepest thou, Awake, and cast us not off for ever.

Wherefore hidest thou thy face? wilt thou clean forget our misery and oppression?

For our soul is brought low even unto the dust, and our belly cleaveth unto the ground.

Arise O' Lord, help us, and deliver us for thy mercies sake.

The Forty Fifth Psalme

To the Chaunter , upon Sosanim,

an instruction of the children of Korah, a song of love.

My heart is *inditing a good matter, I speak of that, which I have made of the king: My tongue is the pen of a ready writer. *inditing = to write, or speak for recording RN

Thou art the fairest among the children of men, full of grace is thy lips, therefore God blesseth thee for ever.

Gird thy with thy sword upon thy thigh, ( O' thou mighty ) with worship and renown.

Good luck have thou with thine honor, ride on with the truth, meekness and righteousness: and thy right hand shall teach thee wonderful things.

Thine arrows are sharp, the people shall be subdued unto thee, even in the middle among the kings enemies.

Thy seat ( O' God ) endureth for ever: the scepter of thy kingdom is a right scepter.

Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity: wherefore God ( which is thy God ) hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.

All thy garments are like myrrh, Aloes and Cassia, when thou comest out of thine ivory palaces in thy beautiful glory.

Kings daughters go in thy goodly array, and upon thy right hand standeth the queen in a vesture of the most fine gold.

Hearken ( O daughter ) consider, and incline thine ear: forget thine own people, and thy fathers house.

So shall the king have pleasure in thy beauty, for he is thy Lord, and thou shalt worship him.

And the daughters of Tyre shall be there with gifts, the rich among the people shall make their supplication before thee.

The kings daughter is all glorious within, her clothing is of wrought gold.

She shall be brought unto the king in raiment of needlework, and maidens after her: such as be next her shall be brought unto thee.

With joy and gladness shall they be brought, and go into the kings palace.

Instead of thy fathers thou hast gotten children, whom thou shalt make princes in all lands.

I will remember thy name from one generation to another: therefore shall the people give thanks unto thee, world without end.

The Forty Sixth Psalme

To the Chaunter, a song of the children of Korah upon almuth.

In our troubles and adversity, we have found, that God is our refuge, our strength and help.

Therefore will we not fear, though the earth fell, and though the hills were carried into the midst of the sea.

Though the waters of the sea raged and were never so troublous, and though the mountains shook at the tempest of the same. Selah.

For there is a flood, which with his righteousness rejoiceth the city of God, the holy dwelling of the most highest.

God is in the midst of her, therefore she shall not be removed: God helpeth her, and that right early.

The Heathen are mad, the kingdoms make much ado: but when he showeth his voice, the earth melteth away.

The Lord of Hosts is with us, the God of Jacob is our defense. Selah.

O' come hither, and behold the works of the Lord, what destructions he hath brought upon the earth.

He hath made wars to cease in all the world: he hath broken the bow, he hath *knapped the spear in sunder, and burnt the chariots in the fire.

*knapped = To break or chip stone RN

Be still then and confess that I am God: I will be exalted among the Heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.

The Lord of hosts is with us, the God of Jacob is our defense. Selah.

The Forty Seventh Psalme

To the Chaunter, a song of the children of Korah

O' clap your hands together ( all ye people ) O sing unto God with the voice of thanksgiving.

For the Lord the most highest is to be feared, and is the great king upon all the earth.

He shall subdue the people under us, and the Heathen under our feet.

He chooseth us for an heritage, the beauty of Jacob whom he loved. Selah.

God is gone up with a merry noise, and the Lord with the sound of the trumpet.

Sing praises, sing praises unto God: O' sing praises, sing praises unto our King.

For God is the king of all the earth, O' sing praises unto him with understanding.

God is king the Heathen, God sitteth in his holy seat.

The princes of the people are gathered together unto the God of Abraham: for God is far higher exalted, then the mighty lords of the earth.

The Forty Eighth Psalme

To the Chaunter, a song of the children of Korah

Great is the Lord, and highly to be praised in the city of our God, even upon his holy hill.

The hill of Sion is like a fair plant, whereof all the land rejoiceth: upon the north side of the city of the great king.

God is well known in her palaces, that he is the defense of the same.

For lo, kings are gathered, and gone by together.

They marveled, to see such things: they were astounded, and suddenly cast down.

Fear there came upon them, and sorrow as of a woman in travail.

Thou shalt break the ships of the sea, through the east wind.

Like as we have heard, so see we in the city of the Lord of Hosts, in the city of our God. God upholdeth the same forever. Selah.

We wait for thy lovingkindness ( O' God ) in the midst of thy temple.

O' God, according to thy name, so is thy praise unto the worlds end: thy right hand is full of righteousness.

Oh let the mount Sion rejoice, and the daughters of Judah be glad, because of judgments.

Walk about Sion, go round about her, and tell her towers.

Mark well her walls, set up her houses, that it may be told them that come later.

For this God is our God for ever and ever, and he shall always be our guide.

The Forty Ninth Psalme

To the Chaunter, a song of the children of Korah

Hear this, all ye people: ponder it well, all ye that dwell upon the earth.

High and low, rich and poor, one with another.

My mouth shall speak of wisdom, and my heart shall *muse of understanding.

*muse = to be absorbed into ones thoughts RN

I will incline mine ear to the parable, and show my dark speech upon the harp. Wherefore should I fear the evil days, when the wickedness of my heels compass me round about?

They that put their trust in their good, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches.

No man may deliver his brother, nor make agreement unto him for God.

For it costeth more to redeem their souls, so that he must let that alone for ever.

For it shall be seen, that such wise men shall die and perish together, as well as the ignorant and foolish, and leave their goods for others.

Look what is in their houses, it continueth still: their dwelling places endure from one generation to another, and are called after their own names upon the earth.

Nevertheless man abideth not in such honor, but is compared unto the brute beasts, and becometh like unto them.

This way of theirs is very foolishness, and yet their posterity praise it with their mouth. Selah.

They lie in hell like sheep, death shall gnaw upon them, and the righteous shall have dominion of them in the morning by times, their strength shall consume, and hell shall be their dwelling.

But God shall deliver my soul from the power of hell, when he receiveth me. Selah.

Be not thou afraid, when one is made rich, and the glory of his house is increased.

For he shall carry nothing away with him when he dieth, neither shall his pomp follow him.

While he liveth, he is counted an happy man: and so long as he is in prosperity, men speak good of him.

But when he followeth his fathers generation, he shall never see light any more.

When a man is in honor and hath no understanding, he is compared unto the brute beasts, and becometh like unto them.

The Fiftieth Psalme

The Psalm of *Asaph

Asaph = "gatherer" acaph; to gather, receive, remove, gather in by 046 'abiyr {aw-beer'}

strong, mighty one - used only to describe God. RN

The Lord even the mighty God hath spoken, and called the world from the rising of the *son unto the going down of the same. * Note exactly from the middle English this word "sonne" is son, the middle English word for sun is "sunne".

Out of Sion appeareth the glorious beauty of God.

Our God shall come, and not keep silence: there goeth before him a consuming fire, and a mighty tempest round about him.

He shall call the heavens from above, and the earth, that he may judge his people.

Gather my saints together unto me, those that set more by the covenant then by sacrifice.

And the heavens shall declare his righteousness, for God is judge himself. Selah.

Hear, O my people: let me speak, let me testify among you, O Israel: I am God, even thy God.

I reprove thee not because of thy sacrifice, thy burntofferings are always before me.

I will take no bullocks out of thy house, nor he goats out of thy folds.

For all the beasts of the field are mine, and thousands of cattle upon the hills.

I know all the fowls upon the mountains, and the wild beasts of the field are in my sight.

If I be hungry, I will not tell thee: for the whole world is mine, and all that therin is.

Thinkest thou, that I will eat the flesh of oxen, or drink the blood of goats?

Offer unto God praise and thanksgiving, and pay thy *vows unto the most highest. * that is after the will of God MN

And call upon me in the time of trouble, so will I hear thee, and thou shalt thank me.

But unto the ungodly saith God: Why doest preach my laws, and takest my covenant in thy mouth?

Where as thou hatest to be reformed, and cast my words behind thee.

If thou seest a thief, thou runnest with him, and art partaker with the advouters.

Thou lettest thy mouth speak wickedness, and thy tongue paineth deceit.

Thou sittest and speakest against thy brother, yee and scandalize thine own mothers son.

This thou doest, while I hold my tongue: and thinkest me to be even such one as thyself: but I will reprove thee, and set myself against thee.

O consider this, ye that forget God: lest I pluck you away, and there be none to deliver you.

Whoso offereth me thanks and praise, he honoreth me: and this is the way, whereby I will shew him the saving health of God.

The Fifty First Psalme

To the chaunter, a Psalme of David, when the Prophet *Nathan came unto him,

after he was gone in to *Bethsabe.

*Nathan = "giver" *Bath-sheba = "daughter of an oath" mother of Solomon

Have mercy upon me ( O' God ) after thy goodness, and according unto thy great mercies, do away with my offenses.

Wash me well from my wickedness, and cleanse me from my sin.

For I knowledge my faults, and my sin is ever before me.

Against thee only, against thee have I sinned, and done evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and shouldest over come when thou art judged.

Behold, I was born in wickedness, and in sin did my mother conceive me.

But lo, thou hast a pleasure in the truth, and hast showed me secret wisdom.

O purge me with *Isope, and I shall be clean: wash thou me, and I shall be whiter than snow. Oh let me of joy and gladness, that the bones which thou hast broken, may rejoice. *Isope is exactly the way it appears in the text, a marginal note refers to Hyssop, which is an herb used by the ancient Hebrews for purification.

Turn my face from my sins, and put out all my misdeeds.

Make me a clean heart, O' God, and renew a right spirit within me.

Cast me not away from thy presence, and take not thy holy spirit from me. O' give me the comfort of thy help again, and establish me with thy free spirit.

Then shall I teach thy ways unto the wicked, that sinners may be converted unto thee.

Deliver me from bloodguiltiness O' God, thou that art the God of my health, that my tongue may praise thy righteousness.

Open my lips, O' Lord, that my mouth shall shew thy praise.

For if thou haddest pleasure in sacrifice, I would give it thee: but thou delightest not in burntofferings.

The sacrifice of God is a troubled spirit, a broken and a contrite heart, O' God, shalt thou not despise.

O' be favorable and gracious unto Sion, that the walls of Jerusalem may be builded.

For then shalt thou be pleased with the sacrifice of righteousness, with burnt offerings and oblations: then shall they lay bullocks upon thine altar.

The Fifty Second Psalme

To the chaunter, an exhortation of David when Doeg the Edomite came to Saul,

and showed him, saying: David is come to the house of Abimelech.

Doeg = fearing, Edomite = the lost thing, Saul = desired, David is come to the house of Abimelech = my brother is king ( worldly king )RN

Why boastest thou thyself, thy Tyrant, thou that canest do in mischief.

Where as the goodness of God endureth yet daily.

Thy tongue imagineth wickedness, and with lies it cutteth like a sharp razor. Thou lovest ungraciousness more than good, to talk of lies more than righteousness. Selah.

Thou lovest to speak all words that may do hurt, O thou false tongue.

Therefore shall God clean destroy thee, smite thee in pieces, pluck thee out of thy dwelling, and root thee out of the land of the living. Selah.

The righteous shall see this, and fear, and laugh him to scorn.

Lo, this is the man, that took not God for his strength, but trusted unto the multitude of his riches, and was mighty in his wickedness.

As for me, I am like a green olive tree in the house of God, my trust is in the tender mercy of God for ever and ever.

I will always thanks unto thee for that thou hast done: and will hope in thy name, for thy saints like it well.

The Fifty Third Psalme

To the chaunter upon *Mahalath, an instruction of David.

*names of the wives: of Rehoboam and of Esau and

Rehoboam = "a people has enlarged"

The foolish bodies say in their hearts: Tush, there is no God.

Corrupt are they, and become abominable in their wickednesses, there is not one that doeth good.

God looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that would understand, or seek after God.

But they were all gone out of the way, they are all unprofitable: there is none that doeth good, no not one.

How can they have understanding, that are the workers of wickedness, eating up my people as if it were bread, and call not upon God.

They are afraid, where no fear is: for God breaketh the bones of them that besiege thee: thou puttest them to confusion, for God despised them.

Oh that the saving health were given unto Israel out of Sion: Oh that the Lord would deliver his people out of captivity.

Then should Jacob rejoice, and Israel should be right glad.

The Fifty Fourth Psalme

To the chaunter in Neginoth, an instruction of David when the *Zephites came and said unto Saul: David is hid among us.

*Zephites: from the Hebrew, smelters battlement, and the root meaning to liquify, presumably with heat,

Help me ( O' God ) for thy names sake, and deliver me in thy strength.

Hear my prayer, ( O' God ) consider the words of my mouth.

For strangers are risen up against me, and the mighty ( which have not God before their eyes ) seek after my soul. Selah.

But lo, God is my helper: it is he that upholdeth my soul.

He shall reward evil unto mine enemies: and in thy truth shall thou destroy them.

A free will offering will I give thee, and praise thy name, O Lord, because it is so comfortable.

For thou hast delivered me out of all my trouble, so that mine eye seeth his desire upon mine enemies.

The Fifty Fifth Psalme

To the chaunter in Neginoth, an instruction of David.

Hear to my prayer, O' God, and hide not thyself from my petition.

Take heed unto me, and hear me, how piteously I mourn and complain.

The enemy crieth so, and the ungodly cometh on so fast: for they are minded to do me some mischief, so maliciously are they set against me.

My heart is heavy within me, and the fear of death is fallen upon me.

Fearfulness and trembling are come upon me, and an horrible dread hath overwhelmed me.

And I said: O' that I had wings like a dove, that I might flee somewhere, and be at rest.

Lo, then would I get me away far off, and remain in the wilderness. Selah.

I would make hast to escape, from the stormy wind and tempest.

Destroy their tongues ( O' Lord ) and divide them, for I have seen unrighteousness and strife in the city.

This goeth day and night about the walls, mischief and vice are in the midst of it.

Wickedness is therein, deceit and guile go not out of her streets.

If it were mine enemy that reviled me, I could bare it: or if one that *ought me evil will did threaten me, I would hide myself from him. *ought = thought it necessary RN

But it is thou a my companion, my guide and mine own familiar friend.

We had sweet and secret communication together, in the house of God.

Let death come hastily upon them, and let them go down quick into hell, for wickedness is among them in their dwellings.

As for me, I will call unto God, and the Lord shall help me.

In the evening, and morning and at noon day will I mourn and complain: and he shall hear my voice.

It is he that delivereth my soul in peace, from them that lay wait for me: for they are many against me.

Yee even God that endureth forever, shall hear me, and bring them down, Selah. For they will not turn: and why? they fear not God.

Yee they lay hands upon such as be at peace with him, and so they break his covenant.

Their words are softer than butter, and yet they have battle in their mind: their words are smoother than oil, and yet be they very swords.

O' cast thy burden, or care, upon the Lord, he shall nourish thee, and not leave the righteous in unquietness.

But as for them, thou (O' God ) shalt cast down into the pit of destruction.

The bloodthirsty and deceitful shall not live out half their days. Nevertheless my trust is in thee.

The Fifty Sixth Psalme

*Achis = " I will terrify " and / or "only a man"

To the chaunter, upon the domme stock downe: which flyeth far off,

Michtam of David, *when the Philistines took him in Geth.

Be merciful unto me ( O' God ) for men will tread me down: they are daily fighting and troubling me.

Mine enemies tread me daily under their feet, for they be many, that proudly fight against me.

Nevertheless, when I am afraid, I put my trust in thee.

I will comfort myself in Gods word, yee I will hope in God, and not fear: What can the *flesh do unto me. *flesh doth often signify as much as man. MN

They vex me daily in my words: all that they imagine, is to do me evil.

They hold all together, and keep themselves close: they mark my steps, how they may catch my soul.

But in vain, for it shall escape them: and why? thou ( O' God ) in thy displeasure shall cast down such people.

Thou tellest my flittings, thou puttest my tears in thy bottle, and number them.

Whensoever I call upon thee, mine enemies are put to flight: whereby I know that thou art my God.

In Gods word will I rejoice, in the Lords word will I comfort me.

Yee in God do I trust, and am not afraid: what can man do unto me?

Unto thee ( O' God ) will I pay my vows, unto thee will I give thanks and praise.

For thou hast delivered my soul from death, and my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of the living.

The Fifty Seventh Psalme

To the Chaunter, destroy not Michtam of David,

when he fled from Saul into the cave.

Be merciful unto me, O' God, be merciful unto me, for my soul trusteth in thee: and under the shadow of thy wings shall be my refuge, until wickedness be overpast.

I call unto God the most highest, even to the God that shall help me up again.

He shall send from heaven, and save me from the reproof of him that would swallow me up. Selah.

This shall God send, for his mercy and faithfulness sake.

My lay with my soul among the cruel lions: even among the children of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword.

Set up thyself, O' God, above the heavens, and thy glory above all the earth.

They have laid a net for my feet, and pressed down my soul: they have digged a pit before me, and are fallen into it themselves. Selah.

My heart is ready, O' God, my heart is ready to sing and give praise.

Awake, O' my glory, awake lute and harp, I myself will awake right early.

I will give thanks unto thee, O' Lord, among the people, I will sing praises unto thee among the Heathen.

For the greatness of thy mercy reacheth unto the heavens, and thy faithfulness unto the clouds.

Set up thyself, O' God, above the heavens, and thy glory be above all the earth.

The Fifty Eighth Psalme

To the Chaunter, destroy not Michtam of David

If your minds be upon righteousness in deed, then judge the thing that is right,

O' ye sons of men.

But ye imagine mischief in your hearts, and your hands deal with wickedness.

The ungodly are *froward, even from their mothers womb: as soon as they be born, they go and stray and speak lies. *froward = stubbornly contrary, disobedient, obstinate.

They are as furious as the serpent, even like the deaf adder that stoppeth her ears.

That she should not hear the voice of the charmer, charm he never so wisely.

Break their teeth ( O' God ) in their mouths, smite the *chaft bones of the lions whelps in sonder, O' Lord. *chaft =is exactly as it appears in the orginal text, no spelling root or modern English alternatve was found, could be; cheek or chest. RN

That they may fall away, like water that runneth a pace: and that when they shoot their arrows, they may be broken.

Let them consume away like a snail, and like the untimely fruit of a woman, and let them not see the *sunne. *Here is the middle English word for "sun": as it appears exactly. note in other cases the word sonne,

Or ever your thorns be sharp, that wrath shall take them quick, like a stormy wind.

The righteous shall rejoice when he seeth the vengeance, and shall wash his feet in the blood of the ungodly.

So that a men shall say, verily there is a reward for the righteous: doubtless, there is a God that judgeth in the earth.

The Fifty Ninth Psalme

To the Chaunter, destroy not Michtam of David,

when Saul sent to watch the house, to the intent to kill him.

Deliver me from mine enemies ( O' my God ) and defend me from them that rise up against me.

O' deliver me from the wicked doers, and save me from the bloodthirsty men.

For lo, they lie in waiting for my soul: the mighty men are gathered together against me, without any offense or fault of me, O' Lord.

They run, and prepare themselves, without my fault: Arise, come thou help me, and behold.

Stand up O' Lord God of Hosts, thou God of Israel to visit all Heathen: be not merciful unto them that offend of malicious wickedness. Selah.

Let them go to and fro, and run about the city, howling like dogs.

Behold, they speak ( against me ) with their mouth, swords are under their lips, for who reproveth them?

But thou ( O' Lord ) shalt have them in *derision, thou shalt laugh the Heathen to scorn. *derision = ridicule, contempt, mockery. RN

My strength do I ascribe unto thee, for thou ( O' God ) art my defender.

God showeth me his goodness plentiously, God letteth me see my desire upon mine enemies.

Slay them not, lest my people forget it: but scatter them abroad by thy power, and put them down, O' Lord my defense.

For the sin of their mouth, for the words of their lips, and because of their pride, let them be taken: and why? their preaching is of cursing and lies.

Consume them in thy wrath, consume them that they may perish, and know that it is God, which ruleth in Jacob and in all the world. Selah.

And at evening let them return; and let them make a noise like a dog, and go round about the city.

Let them go to and fro, and run about the city, howling like dogs.

Let them run here and there for meat, and grudge when they have not enough.

As for me, I will sing of thy power, and praise thy mercy by times in the morning: for thou art my defense and refuge in the time of my trouble.

Unto thee ( O' my strength ) will I sing, for thou ( O' God ) art my defense, and my merciful God.

The Sixtieth Psalme

To the chaunter, upon the rose of witness, Michtam of David, for to teach:

when he fought against Syria of Mesopotamia, and Syria of Zoba:

and when Joab turned back, and slew twelve thousand Edomites,

in the valley of Salt.

O' God, thou hast cast us out and scattered us abroad, thou that hast been so sore displeased at us, comfort us again.

Thou that hast removed the land and divided it, heal the sores thereof, for it shaketh.

Thou hast showed thy people heavy things, thou hast given us a *drink of wine that we stumble with all. *This drink of wine signifieth the anger of the Lord, or the sufferance of some plague, or cup of wrath as found in Apoc 14 MN

Yet hast thou given a token, (sign) for such as fear thee, that they may be cast up in the truth. Selah.

That thy beloved might be delivered, help them with thy right hand, and hear me.

God hath spoken in his Sanctuary ( which thing rejoiceth me) I will divide Sichem, and mete out the valley of Suchoth.

Gilead is mine, and 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, Philistea, shall be glad of me.

Who will lead me into the strong city? Who will bring me into Edom?

Shall not thou do it, O' God, thou that hast cast us out: *thou God, that wentest not out with our hosts? When God stops giving victory the armies. RN

O' be thou 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 Sixty First Psalme

Hear my crying ( O' God ) give heed unto my prayer.

From the ends of the earth will I call unto thee, when my heart is in trouble: Oh set me up upon an high rock.

For thou art my hope, a strong tower for me against my enemy.

I will abide in thy tabernacle for ever, that I may be safe under the covering of thy wings. Selah.

For thou, O' Lord, hast heard my desires, thou hast given an heritage unto those that fear thy name.

Thou shalt grant the King a long life, that his years may endure throughout all generations.

That he may dwell before God for ever: Oh let thy loving mercy and faithfulness preserve him.

So will I all ways sing praises unto thy name, that I may daily perform my vows.

The Sixty Second Psalme

My soul waiteth only upon God, for of him cometh my help.

He only is my strength, my salvation, my defense, so that I shall not greatly fall.

How long will ye imagine mischief against every man? ye shall be slain all of the sort of you: yee as a tottering wall shall ye be, and like a broken hedge.

Their devise is only to put him out, their delight is in lies: they give good words with their mouth, but curse with their heart. Selah.

Nevertheless, my soul abideth only upon God, for he is my God.

He only is my strength, my salvation, my defense: so that I shall not fall.

In God is my health, my glory, my might and in God is my trust.

O' put your trust in him always, ( ye people ) pour out your hearts before him, for God is our hope. Selah.

As for men they are but vain, men are deceitful: upon the weights they are altogether lighter than vanity it self.

O' trust not in wrong or robbery, give not yourselves unto vanity: if riches increase, set not your heart upon them.

God spake once a word, twice have I heard the same, that power belongeth unto God.

That thou Lord art merciful, and that thou rewardest every man according to his works.

The Sixty Third Psalme

A Psalme of David, when he was in the wilderness of Juda.

O God, thou art my God, early will I seek thee, my flesh longeth after thee in a barren and dry land, where no water is.

Thus do I look for thee in thy Sanctuary, that I might behold thy power and glory.

For thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee.

For as long as I live I will magnify thee and lift up my hands in thy name.

My soul is satisfied even as it were with merry and fatness, when my mouth praiseth thee with joyful lips.

In my bed I will remember thee, and when I wake my talking shall be of thee.

For thou hast been my helper, and under the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice.

My soul hangeth upon thee, thy right hand upholdeth me.

They seek after my soul, but in vain, for they shall go under the earth.

They shall fall into the sword, and be a portion for foxes.

But the King shall rejoice in God: all they that swear by him, shall be commended, for the mouth of liars shall be stopped.

The Sixty Fourth Psalme

To the chaunter, a Psalme of David.

Hear my voice, O' God, in my complaint, preserve my life from fear of the enemy.

Hide me from the gathering together of the froward, from the heap of wicked doers.

Which wet their tongues like a sword, and shoot with venomous words like as with arrows.

That they may privy hurt the innocent, and suddenly hit him without any fear.

They have devised mischief, and communed among themselves, how they may lay snares: tush ( they say ) Who shall see them?

They imagine wickedness, and keep it secret among themselves, every man in the deep of his heart.

But God shall suddenly shoot with an arrow, that they shall be wounded.

Yee their own tongues shall make them fall, in so much that who so seeth them, shall laugh them to scorn.

And all men that see it, shall say: this hath God done, for they shall perceive that it is his work.

The righteous shall rejoice in the Lord, and put his trust in him: and all they that are true of heart.

The Sixty Fifth Psalme

Thou, O' God, art praised in Sion, and unto thee is the vow performed.

Thou heatest the prayer, therefore cometh all flesh unto thee.

Our misdeeds prevail against us, Oh be thou merciful unto our sins.

Blessed is the man whom thou choosest and receiveth unto thee, that he may dwell in thy court: he shall be satisfied with the pleasures of thy house, even of thy holy temple.

Hear us, according to thy wonderful righteousness, O' God our salvation: thou that art the hope of all the ends of the earth, and of the broad sea.

Which in his strength setteth fast the mountains, and is girded about with power:

Which stilleth the raging of the sea, the roaring of his waves, and the woodness of the people.

They that dwell in the uttermost parts are afraid of at thy tokens, thou makest both the morning and evening stars to praise thee.

Thou visitest the earth, and waterest it, and makest it very plenteous.

The river of God is full of waters, thou preparest man his corn, and thus thou providest for the earth.

Thou waterest her furrows, thou breakest the hard clots thereof, thou makest it soft with drops of rain, and blessest the increase of it.

Thou crownest the year with thy good, and thy footsteps drop fatness.

They dwellings of the wilderness are fat also, that they drop down withal: and the little hills are pleasant on every side.

The folds are full of sheep, the valleys stand so thick with corn that they laugh and sing.

The Sixty Sixth Psalme

To the chaunter, a Psalme of David.

O' be joyful in God, all ye lands, sing praises unto the honor of his name, make his praise to be glorious.

Say unto God: How wonderful are works? through the greatness of thy power shall thine enemies be confounded.

O' that all the world would worship thee, sing of thee, and praise thy name. Selah.

O' come hither and behold the works of God, which is so wonderful in his doings among the children of men.

He turned the sea into dry land, so that they went through the water on foot: therefore will we rejoice in him.

He ruleth with his power for ever, his eyes behold the people: the *renegates shall not be able to exalt themselves. Selah. *renegades = Hebrew carar (saw-ra')those that contradict: the truth, love, and will of God. ( loving contradiction ) This tern "exalted" is then understood that these "renegades" though exalted of the world, can not exalt themselves before God. RN

O' magnify our God, ye people, make the voice of his praise to be heard.

Which holdeth our soul in life, and suffereth not our feet to slip.

For thou, O' God, hast proved us, thou hast tried us like as silver is tried.

Thou hast brought us into captivity, and layed trouble upon our loins.

Thou hast suffered (allowed) men to ride over our heads, we went through the fire and water, but thou hast brought us out, and refreshed us.

Therefore I will go into thy house with burnt offerings, to pay the my vows, which I promised with my lips, and spake with my mouth, when I was in trouble.

I will offer unto thee fat burnt sacrifices with the smoke of rams, I will offer bullocks with goats. Selah.

Come and harken, all ye that fear God, I will tell you, what he hath done for my soul.

I called unto him with my mouth, and gave him praises with my tongue.

If I incline unto wickedness in my heart, the Lord will not hear me.

Therefore God hath heard me, and considered the voice of my prayer.

Praised be God, which hath not cast out my prayer, nor turned his mercy from me.

The Sixty Seventh Psalme

To the chaunter, in Neginoth, a Psalme and song.

God be merciful unto us, bless us, and show the light of his countenance upon us. Selah.

That we may know thy way upon earth, thy saving health among all Heathen.

Let the people praise thee, O' God, yee let all people praise thee.

O' let the people rejoice and be glad, that thou judgest the people righteously, and governest the nations upon earth.

Let the people praise thee, O' God, let all the people praise thee.

God, even our own God, give us his blessings, that the earth shall bring forth her increase.

God bless us, and let all the ends of the world fear him.

The Sixty Eighth Psalme

To the chaunter, a Psalme and song of David.

Let God arise, so shall his enemies be scattered, and they that hate him, shall flee before him.

Like as the smoke vanisheth, so shalt thou drive them away: and like as wax melteth at the fire, so shall the ungodly perish at the presence of God.

But the righteous shall be glad and rejoice before God, they shall be merry and joyful.

O sing unto God, sing praises to his name: magnify him that rideth above the heavens ( whose name is the Lord) and rejoice before him.

He is a father of the fatherless, he is a defender of widows: even God in his holy habitation.

He is the God that maketh men to be of one mind in a house, and bringeth the prisoners out of captivity in due season, but letteth the renegades continue in scarceness.

O' God, when thou wentest forth before the people, when thou wentest through the wilderness. Selah:

The earth shook, and the heavens dropped at the presence of God in Sinai, at the presence of God, which is the God of Israel.

Thou, O' God sendest a *gracious rain, upon thine inheritance, and refresheth it, when it is dry. *By this gracious rain is signified the word and the gospel which is the law of the spirit and of life. MN

That thy beasts may dwell therin, which thou of thy goodness hast prepared for the poor.

The Lord shall give the word, with great hosts of Evangelists.

Kings with their armies shall flee, and they of the household shall divide the spoil.

If so be that ye lay among the *pales, the doves feathers shall be covered with silver, and her wings the color of gold. *pales = pots ,vessels,

When the Almighty setteth kings upon the earth, it shall be clear even in the darkness.

The hill of Basan is Gods hill, the hill of Basan is a plenteous hill.

Why hop ye so, ye great hills?

It pleaseth God to dwell upon this hill, yee the Lord will abide in it for ever.

The chariots of God are many thousand times a thousand, the Lord is among them in holy Sinai.

Thou art gone up on high, thou hast led captivity captive, and received gifts, for men: yee even for thine enemies, that they might dwell with the Lord God. Praised by the Lord daily even the God which helpeth us, and poured his benefits upon us. Selah.

The that is our Savior, even God the Lord by whom we escape death.

The God that smiteth the enemies upon the heads and upon the hearty scalps: such as go still in their wickednesses.

The Lord hath said: some will I bring away from Basan, some will I bring again from the deep of the sea.

That thy foot may be dipped in the blood of thine enemies, and that thy dogs may lick it up.

It is well seen, O' God, how thou goest, how thou my God and my King goest in the Sanctuary. This is to say; it is well known how God works in the hearts of men. RN

The singers go before, and then the minstrels among the maidens with tumbrels.

O' give thanks unto God the Lord in the *congregation, for the wells of Israel.

Note this word "congregation" is singular, as there is but one congregation. And this is not a congregation that compromises the truth of God, but does worship God through the spirit and love of the truth. RN

There is little Benjamin, the Princes of Judah, the Princes of Zabulon, and the Princes of Nephtali bear rule among them. Benjamin = "son of the right hand" Judah = "praised"

Zebulun = "exalted" Naphtali = "wrestling" RN

Thy God hath committed strength unto thee, stablish the thing, O' God, that thou hast wrought *in us. Discern and see this "in " us rather than "for" us. RN

For thy temples sake at Jerusalem shall Kings bring presents unto thee.

Reprove the beasts among the reeds, the heap of bulls with the calves: those that drive for money.

Oh scatter the people that delight in battle.

The Princes shall come out of Egypt, the *Morians land shall stretch out her hands unto God. Moriah = "chosen by Jehovah"

Sing unto God, O' ye kingdoms of the earth: O' sing praises unto the Lord. Selah.

Which setteth in the heavens over all from the beginning: Lo, he shall send out his voice, yee and that a mighty voice.

Ascribe ye the power unto God, his glory is in Israel, and his might in the clouds.

God is wonderful in his Sanctuary, he is the God of Israel, he will give strength and power unto his people. Blessed be God.

The Sixty Ninth Psalme

To the chaunter upon *Sosanim of David.

*Sosanim from the Hebrew ; lily; a longing desire of

Help me, O' God, for the waters are come in unto my soul.

I sink fast in the deep mire, where no ground is, I am come into deep waters, and the floods will drowned me.

I am weary of crying, my throat is dry, my sight faileth me, for waiting so long upon my God.

They that hate me without a cause, are more than the hairs of my head, they that are mine enemies would destroy me guiltless and mightily: I am *fain to pay the things that I never took. *fain = obliged/ willing. RN

God thou knowest my simpleness, and my faults are not hid from thee.

Let not them that trust in thee, O' Lord God of Hosts, be ashamed for my cause: let not those that seek thee, be confounded through me, O' God of Israel.

And why? for thy sake do I suffer reproof, shame covereth my face.

I am become a stranger unto my brethren, and an alien unto my mothers children.

For the zeal of thine house hath even eaten me, and the rebukes of them that rebuke thee, are fallen upon me.

I wept and chastened myself with fasting, and that was turned to my reproof.

I put on a sackcloth, and therefore they jested upon me.

They that sit in the gate, speak against me, and the drunkards made songs upon me.

But Lord I made my prayer unto thee in an acceptable time.

hear me, O' God, with thy great mercy and sure help.

Take me out of the mire, that I sink not: Oh let me be deliver from them that hate me, and out of the deep waters.

Lest the waterflood drowned me, that the deep swallow me not up, and that the pit shut not her mouth upon me.

Hear me, O' Lord, for thy lovingkindness is comfortable: turn thee unto me according to thy great mercy.

Hide not thy face from thy servant, for I am in trouble: O' hast thee to help me.

Draw nigh unto my soul, and save it: Oh deliver me because of mine enemies.

Thou knowest my reproof, and my shame and my dishonor: mine adversaries are all in thy sight.

The rebuke breaketh my heart, and maketh me heavy: I look for some to have pity upon me, but there is no man: and for some to comfort me, but I find none.

They gave me gall to eat, and when I was thirsty they gave me vinegar to drink.

Let their *table be made a snare to take themselves withal, an occasion to fall and a reward unto them. Let their table be made a snare. That is, let their opinion and doctrine be the cause of their stiffness and destruction: as was come to the Jews. MN

Let their eyes be blinded, that they see not: and ever bow down their backs.

Pour out thine indignation upon them, and let thy wrathful displeasure take hold of them.

Let their habitation be void, and no man to dwell in their tents.

For they persecute him whom thou hast smitten, and beside thy wounds they have given him more.

Let them fall from one wickedness to another, and not come into thy righteousness.

Let them be wiped out of the book of the living, and not be written among the righteous. Note the names are already written in the book, he that overcometh shall not have his name to be put out of the book of life. Apocalypse 3, 1st paragraph. RN

As for me, I am poor and in heaviness, let thy help defend me, O' God.

That I may praise the name of God with a song, and magnify it with thanksgiving.

This shall please the Lord better than an a bullock, that hath horns and hoofs.

O' consider this and be glad ( ye that be in adversity ) seek after God and your soul shall live.

For the Lord heareth the poor, and despiseth not his prisoners.

Let heaven and earth praise him, the sea, and all that moveth therein.

For God will save Sion, and build the cities of Judah, that men may dwell there, and have them in possession.

The seed of his servants shall inherit it, and they that love his name shall dwell therein.

The Seventieth Psalme

To the chaunter, of David to bring to remembrance.

Haste thee, O' God, to deliver me, and to help me, O' Lord.

Let them be ashamed and confounded that seek after my soul: let them be turned backward, and put to confusion, that wish my evil.

Let them soon be brought to shame, that cry over me, there there.

But let all those that seek thee, be joyful and glad in thee: and let all such as delight in thy saving health, say always: the Lord be praised.

As for me, I am poor and in misery, haste thee God for to help me.

Thou art my help, my redeemer, and my God: Oh make no long tarrying.

The Seventy First Psalme

In thee, O' Lord, is my trust, let me never be put to confusion, but rid me, and deliver me through thy righteousness: incline thine ear unto me, and help me.

Be thou my stronghold,( whereunto I may always flee ) thou that hast promised to help me: for thou art my house of defense and my castle.

Deliver me, O' my God, out of the hand of the ungodly, out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.

For thou, O' Lord God, art the thing that I long for, thou art my hope even from my youth.

I have leaned upon thee ever since I was born, thou art he that took me out of my mothers womb, therefore is my praise always of thee.

I am become a wonder unto the multitude, but my sure trust is in thee.

Oh let my mouth be filled with thy praise and honor all the day long.

Cast me not away in mine old age, forsake me not when my strength faileth me. For mine enemies speak against me, and they that lay wait for my soul, take their counsel together, saying: God hath forsaken him, persecute him, take him, for there is none to help him.

Go not far from me, O' God: my God, haste thee to help me.

Let them be confounded and perish, that are against my soul: let them be covered with shame and dishonor, that seek to do me evil.

As for me, I will patiently abide always, and will ever increase thy praise.

My mouth shall speak of thy righteousness and saving health all the day long, for I know no end thereof.

Let me go in ( O' Lord God ) and I will make mention of thy power and righteousness only.

Thou, O' God, hast learned me from my youth up until now, therefore will I tell of thy wondrous works.

Forsake me not, in mine old age, when I am grey headed: until I have shewed thy arm unto childrens children, and thy power to all that are yet for to come.

O what great troubles and adversities hast thou showed me? and yet didest thou turn and refresh me: yee and broughtest me from the deep of the earth again.

Thou hast brought me to great honor, and comforted me on every side.

Therefore will I praise thee and thy faithfulness, O' God, playing on the lute, unto thee will I sing upon the harp, O thou holy one of Israel.

My lips would fain sing praises unto thee: and so would my soul whom thou hast delivered.

My tongue talketh of thy righteousness all the day long, for they are confounded and brought unto shame, that sought to do me evil.

The Seventy Second Psalme

OF SOLOMON

Give the king thy judgments, O' God, and thy righteousness unto the kings son.

That he may govern thy people according to right, and defend the poor.

That *mountains may bring peace, and the little hills righteousness unto the people. By the mountains are understood the great men and rulers that receive the word of peace and by the little hills, their subjects. Psalms 114, 118 and Luke 3 MN

He shall keep the simple folk by their right, defend the children of the poor, and punish the wrong doer.

Thou shalt be feared as long as the sun and moon endureth, from one generation to another.

He shall come down like rain in to a fleece of wool, and like the drops that water the earth.

In his time shall righteousness flourish, yee and abundance of peace, so long as the moon endureth.

His dominion shall be from the one sea to the other, and from the flood unto the worlds end.

They that dwell in the wilderness shall kneel before him, and his enemies shall *lick the dust. *that is humbled even to the kissing of the ground. MN

The Kings of the isles shall bring presents, the Kings of Araby and Saba shall offer gifts.

All Kings shall worship him, all Heathen shall do him service.

For he shall deliver the poor when he crieth, and the needy that hath no help.

He shall be favorable to the simple and poor, he shall preserve the souls of such as be in adversity.

He shall deliver their souls from extortion and wrong, and dear shall be their blood be in his sight.

He shall live, and unto him shall be given of the gold of Arabia: prayer shall be made ever unto him, and daily shall he be praised.

There shall be an heap of corn in the earth high upon the hills, his fruit shall shake like Libanus, and shall green in the city, like grass upon the earth.

His name shall endure forever, his name shall remain under the sun among the posterities, which shall be blessed through him, and all the Heathen shall praise him.

Blessed is the Lord God, even the God of Israel, which only doeth wondrous things.

And blessed be the name of his majesty forever, and all the lands be filled with his glory. Amen, Amen.

Here end the prayers of David the son of Jesse.

The third Treatise

The Seventy Third Psalme

O' How loving is God unto Israel, to such as are of a clean heart?

Nevertheless my feet were almost gone, my treadings had well nigh slipped.

And why? I was grieved at the wicked, to see the ungodly in such prosperity.

For they are in no peril of death, but stand fast like a palace.

They come in no misfortune like other folk, neither are they plagued like other men.

And this is the cause that they be so puffed up in pride, and overwhelmed with cruelty and unrighteousness.

Their eyes swell for fatness, they do even what they list.

Corrupt are they, and speak blasphemies maliciously, proud and presumptuous are their words.

They stretch forth their mouth unto the heaven, and their tongue goeth through the world.

Therefore fall the people unto them, and there out suck they no small advantage.

Tush ( they say ) How should God perceive it? is there knowledge in the most highest?

Lo, these are the ungodly, these prosper in the world, these have riches in possession.

Should I then cleanse my heart in vain, ( thought I ) and *wash my hands in innocency? To wash his hands in innocency is to show his life to be pure and without reproof, as said in Psalms 26 MN

Wherefore should I be then punished daily, and be chastened every morning?

Yee I had almost said even as they do: but lo, then should I have condemned the generation of thy children.

Then I thought I to understand this, but it was too hard for me.

Until I went into the Sanctuary of God, and considered the end of these men.

Namely how thou hast set them in a slippery place, that thou mayest cast them down *headlyings and to destroy them. Is this headlines or head lyings;RN

O how suddenly do they consume, perish and come to an end.

Yee even like as a dream when one awaketh, so makest thou their *image to vanish out of the city. * that is their esteem or glory. MN

Thus my heart was grieved, and it even went through my reins.

So foolish was I and ignorant, and as it were a beast before thee.

Nevertheless I am always by thee, thou hast holdest me by my right hand.

Thou leadest me with thy counsel, and afterward receivest me unto glory.

O what is there prepared for me in heaven? there is no thing upon earth, that I desire in comparison of thee.

My flesh and my heart faileth, but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.

For lo, they that forsake thee shall perish: thou destroyest all them that *commit fornication against thee.* They commit fornication against him, that put their trust in any other than him alone. MN

But it is good for me, to hold fast by God, and to speak of all thy works.

The Seventy Fourth Psalme

An instruction of *Asaph

Asaph = "gatherer" Heb root = ( only God as gatherer )RN

O' God, wherefore doest thou cast us so clean away? Why is thy *wrath so hot against the sheep of thy 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 signifieth the punishment wherewith he chastises his (people)

Psalm9 MN

O' think upon thy congregation, whom thou hast purchased of old from the beginning: the staff of thine inheritance, whom thou hast redeemed, even this hill of Sion wherein thou dwellest.

Tread upon them with thy feet, and cast them down to the ground, for the enemy hath destroyed all together in the Sanctuary.

Thine adversaries roar in thy 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 thy name, even unto the ground.

They have set fire upon the Sanctuary, and have defiled the dwelling place of thy name, even to the ground.

Yee 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 understandeth anymore.

O' God, how long shall the adversary do this dishonor? How long shall the enemy blaspheme thy name? for ever?

Why withdrawest thou thy hand? Why pluckest thou not thy right hand out of thy bosom, to consume thy enemies.

But God is my King of old, the help that is done upon the earth, he doeth it himself.

Thou dividest the sea through thy power, thou breakest the heads of the dragons in the waters.

Thou smitest the heads of Leviathan in pieces, and gavest him to be meat for the people in the wilderness.

Thou diggest up wells and brooks, thou driest up mighty rivers.

The day is thine, the night is thine: thou hast prepared the light and the sun.

Thou hast set all the borders of the earth, thou hast made both summer and winter.

Remember this, O' Lord, how the enemy rebuketh, and how the foolish people blaspheme thy name.

O' deliver not the soul of thy 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 thy name.

Arise, O' God, and maintain thine own cause, remember how the foolish man blasphemed thee daily.

Forget not the voice of thine enemies, for the presumption of them that hate thee, increaseth ever more and more.

The Seventy Fifth Psalme

To the chaunter, destroy not, a Psalme and song of Asaph.

Unto thee, O' God, will we give thanks, yee unto thee will we give thanks, and seeing thy name is so nye, we will tell of thy 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 cometh neither from the East, ner from the West, ner from the *wilderness.

And why? God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another.

For in the hand of the Lord there is a *cup of strong wine, and he poureth out of the same. *cup in the scripture signifieth 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 breaketh he the arrows of the bow, the shield, the sword, and the whole battle. Selah.

Thou art 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 thou rebukest them, O' God of Jacob, both the chariots and horsemen shall fall on sleep.

Thou art fearful, for who may abide in thy sight, when thou art angry?

When thou lettest thy judgment be heard from heaven, the earth trembled and is still.

Yee when God ariseth to give judgment, and to help all them that be in adversity on earth. Selah.

When thou punisheth one man, he must knowledge that thou art ready to punish other more.

Look what yee promise unto the Lord your God, see that yee keep it, all yee that be round about him: bring presents unto him that ought to be feared.

Which taketh 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, yee 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.

Thou heldest 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?

Hath The Lord forgotten to be gracious?

Or, hath he shut up his loving kindness in displeasure? Selah.

At the last, I came to this point, that I thought: O why art thou 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 thy wonders of old time.

I will speak of all thy works, and my talk shall be of thy doings.

Thy way, O' God, is holy: who is so great and mighty as God?

Thou art the God that doth wonders, thou hast declared thy power among the people.

Thou with thine own arm hast delivered thy people, even the sons of Jacob and Joseph. Selah.

The waters saw thee, O' God, the waters saw thee, and were afraid, the depths were moved.

The thick clouds poured out water, the clouds thundered, and thine 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 thy paths in the great waters, yet could no man know thy footsteps.

Thou leadest thy 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 hath 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 spake against God, and said: yee yee 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. Yee, 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 passeth away, and cometh 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, yee and gave their cattle over to the pestilence.

When he smote all the firstborn in Egypt, the most principal and mightest 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 thine heritage: the holy temple have they defiled, and made Jerusalem an heap of stones.

The dead bodies of thy servants have they given unto the fowls of the air to be devoured, and the flesh of thy 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 wilt thou be angry? shall thy jealousy burn like fire for ever?

Pour out thy indignation upon the Heathen that know thee not, and upon the Kingdoms that call not upon thy name.

*For they have devoured Jacob, and laid waste his dwelling place. *Jerm 10 MN

O *remember not our old sins, but have mercy upon us, and that soon, for we are come to great misery. * God remembereth not our sins when he forgives them, and punisheth them not as they have deserved as he sayeth in Ezek 18 and Esa 64 MN

Help us, O' God our savior, for the glory of thy name: O' deliver us, and forgive us our sins for thy names sake.

Wherefore shall the Heathen say: Where is now their God?

O' let the vengeance of thy servants blood that is shed, be openly showed upon the Heathen in our sight.

O' let the sorrowful sighing of the prisoners come before thee, and according unto the power of thy arm, preserve those that are appointed to die.

And for the blasphemy wherewith our neighbors have blasphemed thee, reward them, O' Lord, seven fold into their bosom.

So we that be the people and sheep of thy pasture, shall give thee thanks forever, and will always be showing forth thy 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' thou shepherd of Israel, thou that leadest Jacob like a flock of sheep: show thyself, thou that sittest between the Cherubims.

Before Ephraim, Benjamin, and Manasses: stir up thy power, and come help us.

Turn us again, O" God, show the light of thy countenance, and we shall be whole.

O' Lord God of Hosts, how long wilt thou be angry over the prayer of thy people?

Thou hast fed them with the bread of tears, yee thou hast given them plenteous tears to drink.

Thou hast make us a very strife unto our neighbors, and our enemies laugh us to scorn.

Turn us again, Thou God of Hosts, show the light of thy countenance, and we shall be whole.

Thou hast brought a vine yard out of Egypt, thou didest cast out the Heathen, and plant it.

Thou madest 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 hast thou then broken down her hedge, that all they which go by, pluck off her grapes?

The wild boar out of the wood hath rooted it up, and the beasts of the field hath devour it.

Turn thee again, thou God of Hosts, look down from heaven, behold and visit this vine yard.

Maintain it, that thy right hand hath planted, and *son whom thou madest so much of for thyself. 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 layeth waste: O let them perish at the rebuke of thy wrath.

Let thy hand be upon the man of thy right hand, and upon the man whom thou madest so much of for thine own self.

And so will not we go back from thee: Oh let us live, and we shall call upon thy name.

Turn us again, O' Lord God of Hosts, show the light of thy 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 thou calledst upon me in trouble, I helped thee, and heard thee, what time as the storm fell upon thee, * I proved thee also at the water of strife. Selah. Numbers 25, Exod 20. MN

Hear, O' my people, for I assure thee, O' Israel, if thou wilt hearken unto me:

There shall no strange gods be in thee, neither shalt thou worship any other god.

I am the Lord thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt, open thy 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 standeth 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 thee Pharos God, RN...

How long will ye 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: ye are Gods, yee are all the children of the most highest.

But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the tyrants.

Arise, O' God, and judge thou the earth, for all the Heathen are thine by inheritance.

The Eighty Third Psalme

A song and Psalme of Asaph.

Hold not thy tongue, O' God, keep not still silence, refrain not thyself O' God.

For lo, thine enemies make a murmuring, and they that hate thee, lift up their head.

They imagine craftily against thy people, and take consul against thy 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 thee.

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. Yee, 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 burneth up the wood, and as the flame that consumeth the mountains.

Persecute them even so with thy tempest, and make them afraid with thy storm.

Make their faces ashamed, O' Lord, that they may seek thy name.

Let them be confounded and vexed ever more and more: let them be put to shame and perish.

That they may know that thou art alone, that thy name is the Lord, and that thou only art the most high over all the earth.

The Eighty Forth Psalme

Upon Githith, a Psalme of the sons of Corah.

O' how amiable are thy dwellings, thou Lord of hosts?

My soul hath a desire and longing, for the court of the Lord, my heart and my flesh rejoice in the living God.

For the sparrow hath found her an house, and the swallow a nest, where she may lay her young: even thine altars, O' Lord of Hosts, my King, and my God.

O' how blessed are they that dwell in thy house, they are always praising thee. Selah.

Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee, in whose heart are thy 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 appeareth 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 thine anointed.

For one day in thy 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 putteth his trust in thee.

The Eighty Fifth Psalme

To the chaunter, a Psalme of the sons of Corah.

Lord, thou barest a love unto thy land, didest bring again the captivity of Jacob.

Thou didest forgive the offense of thy people, and cover all their sins. Selah.

Thou tookest away all thy displeasure, and turnest thyself from thy wrathful displeasure.

Turn us then, O' God our Savior, and let thine anger cease from us.

Wilt thou be displeased with us for ever? Wilt thou stretch out thy wrath from one generation to another?

Wilt thou not turn again and quicken us, that thy people may rejoice in thee?

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 nigh 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 thine ear, O' Lord, and hear me, for I am comfortless and poor.

O keep my soul, for I am holy: my God, help thy servant that putteth his trust in thee.

Be merciful unto me, O' Lord, for I call daily upon thee.

Comfort the soul of thy servant, for unto thee, O' Lord, do I lift up my soul.

For thou Lord, art good and gracious, and of great mercy unto all that call upon thee.

Give ear, O Lord unto my prayer, and ponder my humble desire.

In the time of my trouble I call upon thee, for thou hearest me.

Among the Gods there is none like unto thee O Lord, there is not one that can do as thou doest.

All nations whom thou hast made, shall come and worship before thee, O' Lord, and shall glorify thy name.

For thou art great, thou doest wondrous things, thou art God alone.

Lead me in thy way, O' Lord, that I may walk in thy truth: O' let my heart in the fearing of thy name.

I thank thee, O' Lord my God, and I will praise thy name for ever.

For great is thy mercy toward me, thou hast 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 seeketh after my soul, and set not thee before their eyes.

But thou, O' Lord God, art full of compassion and mercy, longsuffering, great in goodness and truth.

O' turn thee then unto me, have mercy upon me: give thy strength unto thy servant, and help the son of thine handmaid.

Shew some token upon me for good, that they which hate me, may see it, and be ashamed: because thou, Lord, hast 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 loveth the gates of Sion more than all the dwellings of Jacob.

Very excellent things are spoken of thee, thou city of God. Selah.

I will think upon Rahab and Babylon, so that they shall know me.

Yee 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 thee.

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 thee, Oh let my prayer enter into thy presence, incline thine ear unto my calling.

For my soul is full of trouble, and my life draweth nigh unto hell.

I am counted as one of them that go down into the pit, I am even as a man that hath no strength.

Free among the dead, like unto them that lie in the grave, which be out of remembrance, and are cut away from thy hand.

Thou hast laid me in the lowest pit, in the darkness and in the deep.

Thy indignation lieth hard upon me, and thou vexeth me with all thy floods. Selah.

Thou hast 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 faileth for very trouble: Lord, I call daily upon thee, and stretch out my hands unto thee.

Doest thou show wonders among the dead?

Can the Physicians raise them up again, that they may praise thee? Selah.

May thy lovingkindness be shown in the grave? or thy faithfulness in destruction?

May thy wondrous works be known in the dark? or thy righteousness in the land where all things are forgotten?

Unto thee I cry, O' Lord, and early cometh my prayer before thee.

Lord, why puttest thou away my soul? Wherefore hidest thou thy face from me?

My strength is gone for very sorrow and misery, with fearfulness do I bear thy burdens.

Thy wrathful displeasure goeth over me; the fear of thee oppresseth me.

They came round about me daily like water, and compass me together on every side.

My lovers and friends hast thou 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, thy faithfulness shalt thou 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 thy throne from one generations to another. Selah.

O' Lord the very heavens shall praise thy wonderous works, yee and thy 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 thee in power? thy truth is round about thee.

Thou rulest the pride of the sea, thou fillest the waves thereof, when they arise.

Thou breakest the proud, like one that is wounded, thou scatterest thine enemies abroad with thy mighty arm.

The heavens are thine, the earth is thine: thou hast layed the foundation of the round world and all that therin is.

Thou hast made the north and the south, Tabor and Hermon shall rejoice in thy name.

Thou hast a mighty arm, strong is thy hand, and high is thy right hand.

Righteousness and equity is the habitation of thy seat, mercy and truth go before thy face.

Blessed is the people, O' Lord, that can rejoice in thee, and walketh in the light of thy countenance.

Their delight is in thy name all the day long, and through thy righteousness they shall be exalted.

For thou art the glory of their strength, and through thy favour shalt thou lift up our horns.

The Lord is our defence, and the holy one of Israel is our King.

Thou spakest sometime in visions unto thy 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 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: Thou art 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, yee 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 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 thou foresakest and abhorrest thine annointed, and art displeased with him.

Thou hast turned back the covenant of thy servant, and cast his crown to the ground.

Thou hast over thrown all his hedges, and broken down his strongholds.

All they that go by, spoil him, he is become a rebuke to his neighbours.

Thou settest up the right hand of his enemies, and makest all his adversaries to rejoice.

Thou hast taken away the strength of his sword, and givest him not strength in the battle.

Thou hast put out his glory, and cast his Throne down to the ground.

The days of his youth hast thou shortened, and covered him with dishonor. Selah.

Lord, how long wilt thou hide thyself? for ever? shall thy wrath burn like fire?

O' remember how short my time is, hast thou made all men for naught? What man is he that liveth, and shall not see death?

May a man deliver his soul own soul from hell? Selah.

Lord, where are thy old loving kindnesses, which thou sworest unto David in thy truth?

Remember Lord the rebuke that the multitude of the people do unto thy servants, and how I have borne it in my bosom.

Wherewith thine enemies blaspheme thee, and slander the foresteps of thine anointed.

Thanks be to the Lord for evermore: Amen: Amen.

The fourth treatise

The Ninetieth Psalme

A prayer of Moses the man of God

From the Hebrew; Moses ="drawn" (of water)

Lord, thou art our refuge from one generations to another.

Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever the earth and the world were made, thou art God from everlasting and world without end.

Thou turnest man to destruction, Again, thou sayest: come again ye children of men.

For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday that has past, and like as it were a night watch.

As soon as thou scatterest them, they are even as asleep, and fade away suddenly like the grass.

In the morning it is green groweth up, but in the evening it is cut down and withereth.

For we consume away in thy displeasure, and are afraid at thy wrathful indignation.

Thou settest our misdeeds before thee, and our secret sins in the light of thy countenance.

For when thou art 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 passeth it away and we are gone.

But who regardeth the power of thy wrath, thy fearful and terrible displeasure.

O' teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.

Turn thee again ( O' Lord ) at the last, and be gracious unto thy servants.

O' satisfy us with thy 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 thou hast plagued us, and for the years wherein we have suffered adversity.

Show thy servants thy work, and their children thy glory.

And the glorious majesty of the Lord our God be upon us: O' prosper thou the work of our hands upon us. O' prosper thou our handy work.

The Ninety First Psalme

Who so dwelleth under the defense of the most highest, and abideth 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 thee from the snare of the hunter, and from the noisome pestilence.

He shall cover thee under his wings, that thou mayest be safe under his feathers: his faithfulness and his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.

So that thou shalt not need to be afraid for any bugs by night, ner for the arrow that flieth by day.

For the pestilence that creepeth in the darkness, ner the sickness that destroyeth in the noonday.

A thousand shall fall beside thee, and ten thousand at thy right hand, but it shall not come nye thee.

Yee with thine eyes shalt thou behold, and see the reward of the ungodly.

For thou Lord art my hope, thou hast set thine house of defense very high.

There shall no evil happen unto thee, neither shall any plague come nye thy dwelling.

For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.

They shall bear thee in their hands, that thou hurt not thy foot against a stone.

Thou shalt go upon the Lion and Adder, the young Lion and the Dragon shalt thou tread under thy feet.

Because he hath set his love upon me, I shall deliver him: I shall defend him, for he hath known my name.

When he calleth upon me, I shall hear him: Yee 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 shew 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 thy name, O' most highest.

To tell of thy lovingkindness early in the morning, and of thy truth in the night season.

Upon an instrument of ten strings, upon the lute and with a song upon the harp.

For thou Lord hast made me glad through thy works, and I will rejoice over the works of thy hands.

O' Lord, how glorious are thy works, thy 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 mistrusteth 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 thou Lord O' most highest, abidest world without end.

For, lo, thine enemies, O' Lord, lo, thine 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 hath put on glorious apparel, the Lord hath put on his apparel, and girded himself with strength: he hath made the round world so sure, that it cannot be moved.

From the time forth hath thy seat been prepared, thou art 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 dwelleth on high, is mightier.

Thy testimonies, O' Lord, are very sure, holiness becometh thine house for ever.

The Ninety Forth Psalme

O' Lord God, to whom vengeance belongeth: thou God to whom vengeance belongeth, show thyself.

Arise thou 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 thy people, O' Lord, and trouble thine 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 seeth not, the God of Jacob regardeth it not.

Take heed, ye unwise among the people: O ye fools, when will ye understand?

He that planted the ear, shall he not hear? he that made the eye, shall he not see?

He that nurtureth (chastiseth: KJ) the Heathen, and teacheth a man knowledge, shall not he punish?

The Lord knoweth the thoughts of men, that they are but vain.

Blessed is the man, whom thou learnest, ( O' Lord ) and teachest him in thy law.

That thou mayest givest 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 taketh my part against the evil doers? KJ = 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 hath slipped, thy mercy ( O' Lord ) held me up.

In the multitude of the sorrows that I had in my heart, thy comforts have refreshed my soul.

Wilt thou have anything to do with that fool of wickedness, which imagineth 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: yee 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 ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as when ye 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. KJ = greatly to be praised: RN

As for all the gods of the Heathen, they be put Idols, but it is the Lord that made the heavens.

Thanksgiving and worshipare before him, power and honor are in his Sanctuary.

Ascribe unto the Lord ( O ye 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. KJ = 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 maketh 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, yee and all that therin 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 cometh: for he cometh to judge the earth: yee 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: yee 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 goeth a fire before him, to burn up his enemies on every side.

His lightnings give shine unto the world, the earth seeth 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 ye gods.

Sion heareth of it and rejoiceth: yee and the daughters of Judah are glad because of thy judgments, O' Lord.

For thou Lord art the most highest over all the earth, thou art exalted far above all gods.

O' ye that love the Lord, see that ye hate the thing which is evil: the Lord preserveth 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, ye righteous: and give thanks for a remembrance of his holiness.

The Ninety Eighth Psalme

O' sing unto the Lord a new song, for he hath done marvelous things.

With his own right hand and his holy arm hath he gotten the victory.

The Lord hath declared his saving health, and his righteousness hath he openly showed in the sight of the Heathen.

He hath 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 ye 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 therin is, yee 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.

Yee 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 sitteth 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 thy great and wonderful name, for it is holy.

The kings power loveth judgment, thou preparest equity, thou executest 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 spake unto them out of the cloudy pillar, for they kept his testimonies, and the law that he gave them.

Thou heardest them ( O' Lord our God ) thou forgavest 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 ye lands ).And serve the Lord with gladness, come before his presence with joy.

Be ye sure, that the Lord he is God: It is he that hath 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 endureth from generation to generation.

The One Hundred and First Psalme

A Psalme of David

My song shall be of mercy and judgment, yee unto thee ( O' Lord ) will I sing.

Oh let me have understanding in the ways of Godliness, until the time that thou 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 slandereth his neighbor, him will I destroy: who so hath a proud look and a high stomach, I may not away with him.

Mine eyes shall look for such as be faithful in the land, that they may dwell with me: and who so leadeth a godly life, shall be my servant.

There shall no deceitful person dwell in my house, he that telleth 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 complain before the Lord.

Hear my *prayer, O' Lord, and let my crying come unto thee. 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 requireth 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 thy face from me in the time of my trouble incline thine 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 thine indignation and wrath, for thou hast taken me up, and cast me away.

My days are gone like a shadow, and I am withered like grass.

But thou, O' Lord, endurest for ever, and thy remembrance throughout all generations.

Arise therefore and have mercy upon Sion, for it is time to have mercy upon her, yee, the time is come.

And why? thy servants have a love to her *stones, and pitieth 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 thy name, O' Lord, and all the kings of the earth thy majesty.

For the lord shall build up Sion, and shall appear in his glory.

*He turneth him to the prayer of the poor destitute, and despiseth not their desire. God is counted to look and to turn him to whatsoever he approveth and alloweth, and to whatsoever he is pleased with. Jerem 5, Thou 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 looketh down from his Sanctuary, out of the heaven doth 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 hath 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 thy years, they endure throughout all generations.

Thou Lord in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth, and the heavens are the works of thy hands.

They shall perish, but thou shalt endure: they all shall wax old as does a garment, and as a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed.

But thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail.

The children of thy servants shall continue, and their seed shall prosper in thy 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 forgiveth all thy sins, and healeth all thy infirmities.

Which saveth thy life from destruction, and crowneth thee with mercy, and lovingkindness.

Which satisfieth thy desire with good things, making thee young and lusty as an Eagle.

The Lord executeth 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 suffereth but also discerneth 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 hath 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 hath he set our sins from us.

Yee like as a father pitieth his own children, even so is the Lord merciful unto them that fear him.

For he knoweth whereof we be made, he remembereth that we are but dust.

That a man in his time is but as grass, and florisheth as a flower of the field.

For as soon as the wind goeth over it, it is gone, and the place thereof knoweth it no more.

But the merciful goodness of the Lord endureth 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 hath preserved his seat in heavens, and his kingdom ruleth over all.

O' praise the Lord ye angels of his, ye that be mighty in strength, fulfilling his commandment that men may hear the voice of his words.

O' praise the Lord all ye his Hosts, ye servants of his, that do his pleasure.

O' speak good of the Lord all ye works of his, in every place of his dominion: praise thou the Lord, O' my soul.

The One Hundred and Forth Psalme

Praise the Lord O' my soul: O' Lord my God, thou art become exceedingly glorious, thou art clothed with majesty and honor.

Thou deckest thyself with light, as it were a garment, thou spreadest out the heavens like a curtain.

Thou boltest it above with waters, thou makest the clouds thy chariot, and goest upon the wings of the wind.

Thou makest thine angels spirits, and thy ministers flames of fire.

Thou hast laid the earth upon her foundation, that it never moveth at any time.

Thou coveredst it with the deep like as with a garment, so that the waters stand above the hills.

But at thy rebuke they flee, at the voice of thy thunder they are afraid.

( Then are the hills seen aloft, and the valleys beneath in their place which thou hast appointed for them. )

Thou hast set them their bounds, which they may not pass, that they turn not again to cover the earth.

Thou causest 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.

Thou waterest the hills from above, the earth is filled with the fruits of thy works.

Thou bringest forth grass for the cattle, and green herbs for the service of men. Thou bringest 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 hath 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.

Thou hast appointed the Moon for certain seasons, the Sun knoweth his going down.

Thou makest the darkness, that it may be night, wherein all the beasts of the forest do move.

Yee the young lions which roar after their prey, and seek their meat at God.

But when the sun ariseth, they get them away together, and lay down in their dens.

Then goeth forth man to his work, and to till his land until the evening.

O' Lord, how manifold are thy works, right wisely hast thou made them all: yee the earth is full of thy 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 thou hast made, to take his pastime therein.

They wait all upon thee, that thou mayest give them meat in due season.

When thou givest it them, they gather it: when thou openest thine hand, they are filled with good.

But when thou hidest thy face, they are sorrowful: if thou takest away their breath, they die, and turned again to their dust.

Again, when thou lettest thy breath go forth, they are made, and so thou renewest the face of the earth.

The glorious majesty of the Lord endureth for ever, and the Lord rejoiceth in his works.

The earth trembleth at the look of him, he doth 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 thou the Lord, O' my soul.

Praise thee everlasting.

The One Hundred and Fifth Psalme

O' give thanks unto the Lord, and call upon his name: tell the people what things he hath 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 hath done, his wonders and the judgments of his mouth.

O' ye seed of Abraham his servant, ye 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.

Yee 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 thee 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 suffered 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 enforme 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, yee even in their kings chambers.

He spake 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 spake 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 inthe 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 thee everlasting.

The One Hundred and Sixth Psalme

Praise the everlasting.

O' give thanks unto the Lord, for he is gracious, and his mercy endureth for ever.

Who can express the noble acts of the Lord, or showeth forth all his praise?

Blessed are they that always keep judgment, and do righteousness.

Remember us, O' Lord, according to the favor that thou bearest unto thy people: O' visit us with thy saving health.

That we may see the pleasure of thy chosen, that we might rejoice in the gladness of thy 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 thy wonders in Egypt, they kept not thy great goodness in remembrance: but were disobedient at the sea, even at the *reed sea.

KJ = 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 eateth 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, lest he should destroy them. Here you have the true sense of "standing in the gap" as found Ezek 22 RN

Yee, 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.

Baal-peor = "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.

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.

Yee, 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 a-whoring 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.

Yee 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 thy holy name, and to make our boast of thy 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 endureth for ever.

Let them give thanks whom the Lord hath 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 doth for the children of men.

For he satisfieth the empty soul, and filleth 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 hath 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 abhorreth 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 doeth 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 ariseth, and lifteth up the waves thereof.

They are carried up to the heaven, and down again to the deep, their soul melteth 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 delivereth them out of their distress.

He maketh the storm to cease, so that the waves are still.

Then are they glad because they be at rest, and so he bringeth them unto the haven where they would be.

O' that men would praise the goodness of the Lord, and the wonders that he doeth 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 turneth floods into dry land, and dryeth up the water springs.

A fruitful land maketh he barren, for the wickedness of them that dwell therein.

Again, he maketh the wilderness a standing water, and water springs of a dry ground.

There he setteth 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 blesseth them, so that they multiply exceedingly, and suffereth 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 helpeth he the poor out of their misery, at the last, and maketh 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 pondereth 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 thee, O' Lord, among the people, I will sing praises unto thee among the Heathen.

For the greatness of thy mercy is higher then the heavens, and thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds.

Set up thyself, O' God, above the heavens, and thy glory above all the earth.

That thy beloved may be delivered: help then with thy right hand, and hear me.

God hath spoken in his Sanctuary, which thing rejoiceth 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?

Shalt not thou do it ( O' God ) which hast cast us out: thou God, that wentest 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 thy tongue, O' God of my praise.

For the mouth of the ungodly, yee 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 thee, 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 hath, and let strangers spoil his labor.

Let there be no man to pity, ner 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: yee it went into his bowels like water, and like oil into his bones.

Let it be unto him as the cloak that he hath 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 thou with me, O' Lord God, according unto thy name, for sweet is thy mercy.

O' deliver me, for I am helpless and poor, and my heart is wounded within me.

I go hence like the shadow that dispaireth, 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 thy mercies sake.

That they may know, how that it is thy hand, and that thou hast done it.

Though they curse, yet bless thou: and let them be confounded, that rise up against me, but let thy 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 standeth 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 thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool.

The Lord shall send the rod of thy power out of Zion, be thou ruler even in the midst among thine enemies.

In the day of thy power shall thy people offer the free will offerings with an holy worship, the dew of thy birth is of the womb of the morning.

The Lord sware, and will not repent: Thou art a priest forever after the order of Melchizedek. Melchizedek = "my king is Sedek": my king is righteousness RN

The Lord upon thy 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 endureth for ever.

The merciful and gracious Lord hath so done his marvelous works, that they ought to be had in remembrance.

He giveth meat unto them, that fear him, he is ever mindful of his covenant.

He showeth 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 hath 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 endureth for ever.

The One Hundred and Twelveth Psalme

Praise the everlasting.

Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord, and hath 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 endureth for ever.

Unto the godly there ariseth up light in the darkness: he is merciful, loving and righteous.

Well is he that is merciful, and lendeth gladly, and pondereth 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 standeth fast, and believeth in the Lord.

His heart is stablished, he will not shrink, until he sees his desire upon his enemies.

He hath *sparsed abroad, and given to the poor, his righteousness remaineth for ever, his horn shall be exalted with honour. *widly 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' ye 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 hath his dwelling so high, which humbleth himself, to behold that is in heaven and earth.

Which taketh up the simple out of the *dust, and lifteth 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 maketh 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 thee, O' thou sea, that thou fleddest? and thou Jordan, that thou turnest back?

Ye mountains, that ye skipped like rams: and ye 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 thy name give the praise, for thy loving mercy and faithfulness.

Wherefore shall the Heathen say: Where is now their God?

As for our God, he is in heaven, he doth whatsoever pleaseth 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 blesseth us: he blesseth house of Israel, he blesseth the house of Aaron.

Yee he blesseth them that fear the Lord, both small and great.

The Lord shall increase you more and more: you and your children.

For ye are the blessed of the Lord, which made heaven and earth.

All the whole heavens are the Lords, but the earth hath he given to the children of men.

The dead praise not thee ( O' Lord ) neither all they that go down into silence.

But we will praise thee Lord, from this time forth and forevermore.

Praise the everlasting.

The One Hundred and Sixteenth Psalme

I am well pleased, that the Lord hath heard the voice of my prayer.

That he hath 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, yee our God is merciful.

The Lord preserveth the simple, I was brought down and he helped me.

Turn again then unto thy rest, O' my soul, for the Lord hath given thee thy desire.

And why hast thou hast 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 hath 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 thy servant, I am thy servant, and the son of thine handmaid, thou hast broken my bonds in sonder.

I will offer to thee, 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 thee, O' Jerusalem.

Praise the everlasting.

The One Hundred and Seventeenth Psalme

O' Praise the Lord all ye Gentiles, And laude him all ye people.

For his merciful kindness is ever more and more toward us, and the truth of the Lord endureth for ever.

Praise the everlasting.

The One Hundred and Eighteenth Psalme

O' give thanks unto the Lord, for he is gracious, and his mercy endureth for ever.

Let Israel now confess, that his mercy endureth for ever.

Let the house of Aaron now confess, that his mercy endureth forever.

Yee let them now that fear the Lord confess, that his mercy endureth 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 doeth 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 hath gotten victory. kjv =rejoicing and salvation is in the tabernacles of the righteous: the right hand of the Lord doeth valiantly.

The right hand of the Lord has preeminence, the right hand of the Lord hath gotten victory.

I will not die, but live, and declare the works of the Lord.

The Lord hath chastened and corrected me, but he hath 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 thee, that thou hast heard me, and art 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 hath made, let us rejoice and be glad in it.

Help now O' Lord, O' Lord, send us now prosperity.

Blessed be he that cometh in the name of the Lord, we wish you good luck, ye that be of the house of the Lord.

God is the Lord, and hath shewed us light: O' garnish the solemn feast with green branches, even unto the horns of the altar.

Thou art my God, and I will thank thee: thou art my God, I will praise thee.

O' give thanks unto the Lord, for he is gracious, and his mercy endureth for ever.

The One Hundred and Nineteenth Psalme

Aleph

aleph (ä"lµf, -lf)n.

1. The first letter of the Hebrew alphabet.

Blessed are those that be undefiled in the way, which walk in the law of the Lord.

Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with their whole heart.

Which walk in his ways, and do no wickedness.

Thou hast given straight charge to keep thy commandments.

O' that my ways were stablished to keep thy statutes.

So should I not be confounded, while I have respect unto all thy commandments.

I will thank thee with *unfained (NOT obligated/or unwilling) heart, because I am learned in the judgements of righteousness.

I will keep thy statutes, O' forsake me not utterly.

Beth

beth(bµt)n.1. The second letter of the Hebrew alphabet.

Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? given by ruling himself after thy word.

With my whole heart do I seek thee, O' let me not go wrong out of thy commandments.

Thy words have I hid within my heart, that I should not sin against thee.

Praised be thou O' Lord, O' teach me thy statutes.

With my lips will I be telling out the judgments of thy mouth.

I have as great delight in the way of thy testimonies, as in all riches.

I will exercise myself in thy commandments, and have respect unto thy foot paths. kjv = "meditate" in thy precepts. which means to plan or consider "in" the mind, this is imperfect, for it can give rise to "the power of the mind; delusions" also see vain imaginings. Whereas the truth can not deceive. RN

My delight shall be in thy statutes, I will not forget thy words.

Gimel

gimel (g¹m"l) n.1. The third letter of the Hebrew alphabet. [ Hebrew gºmel]

O' do well unto thy servant, that I may live, and keep thy words.

Open thou mine eyes, and so shall I spy out wondrous things in thy law.

I am a stranger in the earth, O' hide not thy commandments from me.

My soul breaketh out, for the very fervent desire that I have always unto thy judgments.

Thou rebukest the proud, cursed are they that depart from thy commandments.

O' turn from me shame and rebuke, for I keep thy testimonies.

Princes also sit and speak against me, but thy servant is occupied in thy statutes.

In thy testimonies is my delight, they are my counsellors.

Daleth

daleth (dä"l¹d, -lµt, -lµth)n.1. The fourth letter of the Hebrew alphabet.

My soul cleaveth unto the dust, O' quicken thou me according to thy word.

I knowledged my ways, and thou heardest me, O' teach me thy statutes.

Make me to understand the way of thy commandments, and so shall I talk of thy wondrous works.

My soul melteth for very heaviness, O' set me up according unto thy word.

Take from me the way of lying, and grant me thy law.

I have chosen the *way of truth, thy judgments have I laid before me. The way of the truth is the life that is ordered after the word of truth which is contained in the Scripture. Therin sayeth David that he hath walked: and not in fained (pretended) traditions and wholly imagined by himself, or by any mortal man. In the same signification useth Peter this word. 2 Peter 2, And there shall be false teachers by which the way of the truth shall be evil spoken of. MN

I stick unto thy testimonies, O' Lord, confound me not. KJV = put me not to shame. Which is exactly where such "man-i pulation" of the word leads; confounded and ashamed. RN

I will run the way of thy commandments, when thou hast comforted my heart.

He

he (h³)n.1. The fifth letter of the Hebrew alphabet. [ Hebrew h]

Teach me O' Lord the way of thy statutes, and I shall keep it unto the end.

O' give me *understanding, and I shall keep thy law, yee I shall keep it with my whole heart. He desireth to have an other understanding than that which is taught by men, which are ignorant of God and his will, power, mercy and anger: yee, though it were never so well instructed and taught yet would never understand of it self without the spirit of God, that God is merciful and righteous and forgiveth sins freely without any deservings.MN

Lead me in the path of thy commandments, for that is my desire.

Incline my heart unto thy testimonies, and not to covetousness.

Turn away mine eyes, lest they behold vanity, and quicken me in thy way.

O' stablish thy word in thy servant, that I may fear thee. KJV = who is devoted to thy fear. RN

Take away the rebuke that Iam afraid of, for thy judgments are *amiable.

*amiable = Friendly and agreeable in disposition; good-natured and likable

Behold, my delight is in thy commandments, O' quicken me in thy righteousness.

Vav

vav also vau or waw (väv, vôv)n.1. The sixth letter of the Hebrew alphabet.[ Hebrew ww, hook]

Let thy loving mercies come unto me, O' Lord, and thy saving health according to thy word.

That I may give answers unto my blasphemers, for my trust in thy word.

O' take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth, for my hope is in thy judgments.

So shall I always keep thy law, yee for ever and ever.

And I will walk at liberty, for I seek thy commandments.

I will speak of thy testimonies even before kings, and will not be ashamed.

My delight shall be in thy commandments, which I love.

My hands also will I lift up unto thy commandments which I love, and my talking shall be of thy statutes, kjv = I will meditate in thy statutes.see above meditations

Zain

zayin (zä"y¹n)n.1. The seventh letter of the Hebrew alphabet. [ Hebrew from Aramaic]

O' think upon thy servant as concerning thy word, wherein thou hast caused me to put my trust.

For it is my comfort in my trouble, yee thy word quickeneth me.

The proud have me greatly in *derision, yet shrink not I from thy law. *derision = contemptuous ridicule.

I remembered thy everlasting judgments, O' Lord I am comforted.

I am horribly afraid for the ungodly, that forsake the law. kjv = Horror hath taken hold upon me because of the wicked that forsake thy law. RN

Thy statutes are my songs in the house of my pilgrimage.

I think upon thy name, O' Lord, in the night season, and keep thy law.

It is mine own, for I keep thy commandments.

Heth

The eighth letter of the Hebrew alphabet

Thou art my portion, O' Lord, I am purposed to keep thy law.

I make mine humble petion in thy presence with my whole heart, O' be merciful unto me according unto thy word.

I call mine own ways to remberence, and turn my feet unto thy testamonies.

I make haste, and prolonged not the time, to keep thy commandments.

The congregations of the ungodly have robbed me, but I forget not thy law.

At midnight stand I up, to give thanks unto thee, for the judgements of thy righteous.

I am a companion of all them that fear thee, and keep thy * commandments.

kjv has "precepts". 1.The object of perception. 2. A mental impression of something perceived by the senses, viewed as the basic component in the formation of concepts;[ From Latin perceptum,] of course~! Precepts are ungodly ways of mens "thinking" that lead to false religious doctrine and dogma.. RN

The earth, O' Lord, is full of thy mercy. O' teach me thy statutes.

Teh

The ninth letter in the Hebrew alphabet.

O' Lord, thou hast dealt friendly with thy servant, according unto thy word.

O' learn me thy *kindness, nurture and knowledge, for I believe thy commandments. *(kjv= good judgment)

Before I was troubled, I went wrong, but now I keep thy word.

Thou art good and friendly, O' teach me thy statutes.

The proud *imagine lies upon me, but I keep thy *commandments with my whole heart. KJV = *precepts; see above

Their heart is as fat as *brawne, but my delight is in thy law. Brawne = the meat of a boor, pig, see boorish as in acting like a boor. KJV used grease. RN

It is good for me that I have been in trouble, that I may learn thy statutes.

The law of thy mouth is dearer unto me, than thousands of gold and silver.

Yod

yodh (yd, yôd)n.1. The tenth letter of the Hebrew alphabet. [ Hebrew yôd from y³d, hand]

Thy hands have made me and fashioned me, O' give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments.

They that fear thee, will be glad when they see me, because I have put my trust in thy word.

I know, O' Lord, that thy judgments are right, and that thou of very faithfulness hast caused me to be troubled.

O' let thy merciful kindness be my comfort, according to thy promises unto thy servant.

O' let thy loving mercies come unto me, that I may live, for thy law is my delight.

Let the proud be confounded, which handle me so falsely. *but I will meditate in thy precepts. This entire sentence is again is added to the word in the kjv: RN

But let such as fear thee, and know thy testimonies, be turned unto me.

O' let my heart be undefiled in thy statutes that I may not be ashamed.

Caph

The eleventh letter of the Hebrew alphabet, kap; hand.

My soul longeth for thy saving health, for my trust is in thy word.

Mine eyes *long ( kjv = fail ) for thy word, saying: O' when wilt thou comfort me?

For I am become like a bottle in the smoke, yet do I not forget thy statutes.

How many are the days of thy servant? When wilt thou be avenged of mine adversaries?

The proud have digged pits for me, which are not after thy law.

All thy commandments are true, they persecute me falsely, O' be thou my help.

They have almost made an end of me upon earth, but I forsook not thy commandments.

O' quicken me after thy lovingkindness, and so shall I keep the testimonies of thy mouth.

Lamed

The twelfth letter of the Hebrew alphabet.

O' Lord, thy word endureth forever in heaven.

Thy *truth also remaineth from one generation to another: thou hast layed the foundation of the earth, and it abideth. KJV = *faithfulness, and leaves out "foundation" . See plainly that the foundation of the earth is Gods truth. All that is hurtful to mankind, is a result of straying from his truth. RN

They continue this day according to thine ordinance, for *all things serve thee. KJV = are thy servants. Note "all things", and know that God can turn any wickedness to his own good pleasure. RN

If my delight were not in thy law, I should perished in my trouble.

I will never forget thy commandments, for with them thou quickenest me.

I am thine, Oh help me, for the sake of thy commandments.

The ungodly lay wait for me to destroy me, but I consider thy testimonies.

I see that all things come to an end, but thy commandment is exceeding broad.

Mem

mem (mµm)n.1. The 13th letter of the Hebrew alphabet.

O' what love have I unto thy law? all the day long is my talking of it.

KJV = it is my meditation all the day. What does your heart tell you ? Where can this prodding you to meditate lead? see that talking "of it" spreads the word. RN

Thou through thy commandment hast made me wiser than mine enemies, for it is ever by me.

Yee I am wiser than the aged, for I keep thy commandments.

I refrain my feet from every evil way, that I might keep thy words.

I think not from thy judgments, for thou teachest me.

O' how sweet are thy words unto my throat. KJV = taste! Throat here signifieth the swallowing of the true word of God, rather than swallowing false teachings of men. RN

Yee, more than honey to my mouth. This is the speaking out of Gods word. RN

Through thy commandments I get understanding, therefore I hate all false ways.

Nun

The 14th letter of the Hebrew alphabet pronounced "noon"

Thy word is a *lantern unto my feet and a light unto my paths. The word of God is called a lantern and light, because without it, all that there is, is darkness: and because that he which follow it cannot fall to any error. MN

I have sworn and am steadfastly purposed, to keep thy the judgements of thy righteousness.

I am troubled above measure, quicken me, O Lord, according unto thy word.

Let the freewill offerings of my mouth please thee, O' Lord, and teach me thy judgments.

*My soul is always in my hand, yet do I not forget thy law. To have his soul in his hand, is to be appointed and ready to offer his life to danger, as yee have in Job 13, where it is expounded more at large. MN

The ungodly have laid a snare for me, but yet swerve not I from thy commandments.

Thy testimonies have I claimed as my heritage for ever: and why? they are the very joy of my heart.

I apply mine heart to fulfill thy statutes alway, even unto the end. KJV = perform. As if not knowing the fulfilling of Gods statutes, we can simply "perform",even making performances. RN

Samech

The 15th letter of the Hebrew alphabet pronounced "Sa-mek"

**I hate the ungodly, but thy law do I love. **MARK THIS KJV = I hate vain thoughts. This is one of the most belligerent changes to the word of God that I have found. Thus has the plain folk have been bent to guilt, every time the hate for the ungodly rises up in them. Look at the affect this has had on history, wherin the ungodly have protected themselves, from the hate of the godly. Plainly Love as God loves and hate what God hates. RN

Thou art my defense and my shield, my trust is in thy word.

Away from me ye wicked, I will keep the commandments of my God.

O' stablish me according unto thy word, that I may live, and let me not be disappointed of my hope.

Hold thou me up, and I shall be safe: yee I shall ever be talking of thy statutes. Again; the nonactive KJV = will have respect unto thy statutes continually. RN

Thou treadest down all them that depart (KJV = err) from thy statutes, for they imagine deceit.

Thou puttest away all the ungodly of the earth like *dross, therefore I love thy testimonies. *dross = waste product, especially an oxide, formed on the surface during the process firing of molten metal. From the Hebrew: to turn away, to move back, . RN

My flesh trembleth for fear of thee, and I am afraid of thy judgments.

Ain

The 16th letter in the Hebrew alphabet, RN

I deal with the thing that is lawful and right, O' give me not over to mine oppressors.

Be thou *surety for thy servant to do good, that the proud do me no wrong.

*surety = a condition where one is free from doubt, an undertaking to fulfill a covenant / testament ;in this case, security against damage, loss, or injury, From the Hebrew : to know, confess, to absolutely be proven up, without a doubt. RN

Mine eyes are wasted away with the looking for thy health, and for the word of thy righteousness.

O' deal with thy servant according unto thy *loving mercy, and teach me thy statutes. kjv leaves out this word "loving".RN

I am thy servant, O' grant me understanding, that I may know thy testimonies.

It is time for thee ( O' Lord ) to lay to thy hand, for they have destroyed thy law.

For I love thy commandments above gold and precious stone.

Therefore hold I straight all thy commandments, and all false ways I utterly abhor.

Phe (Pe, Fe )

The 17th letter of the Hebrew alphabet. RN

Thy testimonies are wonderful, therefore doth my soul keep them.

When thy word goeth forth, it giveth light and understanding, even unto babes.

I open my mouth and draw in my breath, for I desire thy commandments.

O' thou look upon me, and be merciful, as thou usest to do unto those that love thy name.

Order my goings after thy word that no wickedness reign in me.

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

Show the light of thy countenance unto thy servant, and learn me thy statutes.

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

Zade

The 18th letter in the Hebrew alphabet.

Righteous art thou, O' Lord, and true is thy judgments.

The testimonies that thou hast commanded are exceeding, righteous and true. My zeal hath even consumed me, because mine enemies have forgotten thy words.

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

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

Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and thy law is true.

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

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

Koph

The 19th letter of the Hebrew alphabet. (kuph, kuf )

I call with my whole heart, hear me, O' Lord, I will keep thy statutes.

Yee even upon thee do I call, help me, and I shall keep thy testimonies.

Early in the morning do I cry unto thee, for thy word is my trust.

Mine eyes prevent the nightwatches, that I might be *occupied in thy words. Hear my voice, O' Lord, according unto thy lovingkindness, quicken me according as thou art *wont. *wont according to what your used to, in this case, Gods "wont", RN

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

Be thou nye at hand also, O' Lord, for thy promises are faithful.

As concerning thy testimonies, I have known ever since the beginning, that thou hast grounded them for ever.

Res ( Resh)

20th letter of the Hebrew alphabet, From the Hebrew word rosh; "roshe" meaning to shake. RN

O' consider mine adversary, and deliver me, for I do not forget thy law.

Maintain thou my cause and defend me, quicken me according unto thy word.

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

Great is thy mercies, O' Lord, quicken me as thou art *wont. *See above in Koph

Many there are that trouble me, and persecute me, yet do I not swerve from thy testimonies.

I grieveth me, when I see, that the transgressors keep not thy law.

Consider, O' Lord, how I love thy commandments, O' quicken me with thy lovingkindness.

Thy word is true from everlasting, all the judgments of thy righteousness endure for evermore.

Sin

21st letter of the Hebrew alphabet shin (tooth)

From the Hebrew sharp, sharpen, teach diligently RN

Princes have persecuted me without a cause, but my heart standeth in awe of thy words.

I am as glad at thy word, as one that findeth great spoils.

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

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

Great is the peace that they have which love thy law, and they are not offended at all.

Lord, I look for thy saving health, and do after thy commandments.

My soul keepeth thy testimonies, and loveth them exceedingly.

I keep thy commandments and testimonies, for all my ways are before thee.

Thau

tav also taw (täf, tôf)n.1. The 23rd letter of the Hebrew alphabet. [ Hebrew tw, mark, cross]

Let my complaint come before thee, O' Lord, give me understanding, according unto thy word.

O' let my supplication come before thee, deliver me according to thy promise.

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

Yee my tongue shall sing of thy word, for all thy commandments are right.

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

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

O' let my soul live and praise thee, that thy judgments may help me.

I go astray, like a sheep that is lost: O' seek thy servant, for I do not forget thy commandments.

The One Hundred and Twentieth PsalmeThe song of the stairs

When I am in trouble, I call upon the Lord, and he answereth me.

Deliver my soul, O' Lord, from lying lips, and from a deceitful tongue.

What reward shall be given or done unto thee, thou false tongue?

Even mighty and sharp arrows, with hot burning coals.

Wo is me, that my banishment endureth so long: I dwell in the tabernacles of the sorrowful.

My soul hath long dwelt among them, that be enemies unto peace.

I labored for peace, but when I spake thereof, they made them to battle.

The One Hundred and Twenty First Psalme

The song of the stairs.

I lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.

My help cometh even from the Lord which made heaven and earth.

He will not suffer thy foot to be moved, and he that keepeth thee, sleepeth not.

Behold, he that keepeth Israel, doth neither slumber nor sleep.

The Lord himself is thy keeper, the Lord is thy defense upon thy right hand.

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

The Lord preserveth thee from all evil, yee it is the Lord that keepeth thy soul.

The Lord preserveth thy going out and thy coming in, from this time forth, and for evermore.

The One Hundred and Twenty Second Psalme

The song of the stairs.

I was glad when they said unto me: We will go in to the house of the Lord.

Our feet shall stand in thy gates, O' Jerusalem.

Jerusalem is builded as a city, that is at unity in itself.

For there the tribes go up, even the tribes of the Lord: to testify unto Israel, to give thanks unto the name of the Lord.

For there is the seat of judgment, even the seat of the house of David.

O' pray for the peace of Jerusalem, they shall prosper that love thee.

Peace be within thy walls, and plenteousness within thy palaces.

For my brethren and companions sakes, I will wish thee prosperity.

Peace be within thee. This entire line is added in the KJV. RN

Yee because of the house of the Lord our God, I will seek to do thee good.

The One Hundred and Twenty Third Psalme

The song of the stairs.

Unto thee lift I up mine *eyes, thou that dwellest in the heavens. * By eye do the Hebrews almost continually understand the heart and mind as before in Psa 121 and in many other places. MN

Behold, even as the eyes of servants look unto the hands of their masters: and as the eyes of a maiden unto the hands of her mastress, even so our eyes wait upon the Lord our God, until he have mercy upon us.

Have mercy upon us, O' Lord, have mercy upon us, for we are utterly defiled.

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

The One Hundred and Twenty Fourth Psalme

The song of the stairs.

If it the Lord had not been of our side ( now may Israel say ) If the Lord had not been of our side, when men rose up against us.

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

Yee the waters had drowned us, that the stream had gone over our soul.

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

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

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

Our help standeth in the name of the Lord, which hath made heaven and earth.

The One Hundred and Twenty Fifth Psalmes

The song of the stairs.

They that trust in the Lord, are even as the mount Sion, which may not be removed, but standeth fast for ever.

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

That the rod of the ungodly come not into the lot of the righteous, least the righteous put their hand unto wickedness.

Do well, O' Lord, unto those that be good and true of heart.

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

The One Hundred and Twenty Sixth Psalme

The song of the stairs.

When the Lord turneth again the captivity of Sion, then shall we be like unto them that dream.

Then shall our mouth be filled with laughter, and our tongue with joy.

Then shall it be said among the Heathen: The Lord hath done great things for them.

Yee the Lord hath done great things for us already, whereof we rejoice.

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

They that sow in tears, shall reap in joy.

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

The One Hundred and Twenty Seventh Psalme

The song of the stairs.

Except the Lord build the house, the labor is but lost that build it.

Except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.

It is but lost labor that yee rise up early, and take no rest, but eat the bread of carefulness: for look to whom it pleaseth him, he giveth it in sleep.

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

Like as arrows in the hand of a giant, even so are the young children.

Happy is the man, that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, when they speak with their enemies in the gate.

The One Hundred and Twenty Eighth Psalme

The song of the stairs.

Blessed are all they that fear the Lord, and walk in his ways.

For thou shalt eat the labor of thine own hands: O' well is thee, happy art thou.

Thy wife shall be as the fruitful vine upon the walls thy house.

Thy children like the Olive branches, round about thy table.

Lo, thus shall the man be blessed, that feareth the Lord.

The Lord shall so bless thee out of Sion, that thou shalt see Jerusalem in prosperity all thy life long.

Yee, that thou shalt see thy childrens children, and peace upon Israel.

The One Hundred and Twenty Ninth Psalme

The song of the stairs.

Many a time have they fought against me from my youth up,( may Israel now say.)

Yee, many a time have they fought against me from my youth up, but they have not overcome me.

The plowers plowed upon my back, and made long furrows.

But the righteous Lord hath hewn the yoke of the ungodly in pieces.

Let them be confounded and turned backward, as many as have evil will at *Sion. Sion in the scripture signifieth the whole congregation of God, and every faithful sort, that hath his whole intent, affection and desire toward God. MN

Let them be even as the hay upon the house tops, which withereth afore it be plucked up.

Whereof the mower filleth not his hand, neither he that bindeth up the sheaves, his bosom.

So that they which go by, say not so much as: the Lord prosper you, we wish you good luck in the name of the Lord.

The One Hundred and Thirtieth Psalme

The song of the stairs.

Out of the deep call I unto thee, O' Lord, Lord, hear my voice.

Oh let thine ears consider well the voice of my complaint.

If thou, Lord wilt be extreme to mark what is done amiss, Oh Lord who may abide it?

But there is mercy with thee, that thou mayest be feared.

I look for the Lord, my soul doth wait for him, and in his word is my trust.

My soul doth patiently abide the Lord, from the one morning to the other.

Let Israel trust in the Lord, for with the Lord there is mercy and plenteous redemption.

And he shall redeem Israel from all his sins.

The One Hundred and Thirty First Psalme

The song of the stairs.

Lord, Iam not high minded, I have no proud looks.

I do not exercise myself in great matters, which are too high for me.

But I refrain my soul and keep it low, like as a child that is weaned from his mother: Yee my soul is even as a weaned child.

Let Israel trust in the Lord, from this time forth for evermore.

The One Hundred and Thirty Second Psalme

The song of the stairs.

Lord, remember David and all his trouble.

How he swore unto the Lord, and vowed a vow unto the allmighty one of Jacob:

I will not come within the tabernacle of my house, nor climb up in my bed.

I will not suffer mine eyes to sleep, nor mine eyelids to slumber.

Until I find out a place for the Lord, an habitation for the mighty one of Jacob.

Lo, we heard of the same at *Ephrata, and found it in the wood.*Ephrath or Ephratah = "ash-heap: place of fruitfulness"

We will go into his tabernacle, and fall down before his footstool.

Arise, O' Lord, into thy *resting place, thou and the ark of thy strength. His resting place was the mercy seat, as before in the Psalme 49. MN

Let thy Priests be clothed with righteousness, and let thy saints rejoice.

For thy servant Davids sake *turn not away the presence of thine anointed.

*Turn not away the presence, that is, forsake not or disdain not the presence of thine anointed. MN

The Lord hath made an faithful oath unto David, and he will not shrink from it: Of the fruit of the body shall I set upon thy seat.

If thy children will keep my covenant, and my testimony that I shall learn them: their children also shall sit upon thy seat for evermore.

For the Lord hath chosen Sion, to be an habitation for himself hath he chosen her.

This shall be my rest, here will I dwell, for I have a delight therin.

I will bless her vitals with increase, and will satisfy her poor with bread.

I will deck her Priests with health, and her saints shall rejoice and be glad.

There shall I make the horn of David to flourish, I have ordained a lantern for mine anointed.

As for his enemies, I shall clothe them with shame, but upon himself shall his crown flourish.

The One Hundred and Thirty Third Psalme

The song of the stairs of David.

Behold, how good and joyful a thing it is, brethren to dwell together in unity.

It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down unto the beard: and went down to the skirts of his clothing.

Like as the dew of *Hermon, which fell upon the hill of Sion.

Hermon = "a sanctuary" RN

For there the Lord promised his blessing, and life forevermore.

The One Hundred and Thirty Fourth Psalme

The song of the stairs .

Behold, O' praise the Lord, all ye servants of the Lord, yee that by night stand in the house of the Lord.

Lift up your hands in the Sanctuary, and praise the Lord.

The Lord that made heaven and earth bless thee out of Sion.

The One Hundred and Thirty Fifth Psalme

Praise the everlasting.

Praise the name of the Lord. praise it O' ye servants of the Lord.

Ye that stand in the house of the Lord, in the courts of the house of our God.

O' praise the Lord, for the Lord is gracious: O' sing praises unto his name, for it is lovely.

For why the Lord hath chosen Jacob unto himself, and Israel for his own possession.

For I know that the Lord is great, and that our Lord is above all gods.

Whatsoever the Lord pleaseth that doth he in heaven and in earth, in the sea, and in all deep places.

He bringeth forth the clouds from the ends of the world, he turneth lightings unto rain, bringing the winds out of their treasuries.

Which smote the firstborn of Egypt, both of man and of beast.

He hath sent tokens and wonders into the midst of thee, O' thou land of Egypt, upon Pharaoh and all his servants.

Which smote diverse nations, and slew mighty kings.

Sehon King of the Amorites, Og King of Bashan, and all the Kingdoms of Canaan.

And gave their land for an heritage, for an heritage unto Israel his people.

Thy name, O' Lord, endureth for ever, so doth thy memorial, O' Lord, from one generation to another.

For the Lord will avenge his people, and be gracious unto his servants.

As for the images of the Heathen, they are but silver and gold, the work of mens hands.

They have mouths, and speak not: eyes have they, but see not.

They have ears, and yet they hear not, neither is there any breath in their mouths.

They that make them, are like unto them, and so are all they that put their trust in them.

Praise the Lord, ye house of Israel, praise the Lord ye house of Aaron.

Praise the Lord, ye house of Levi, ye that fear the Lord, praise the Lord.

Praise be the Lord out of Sion, which dwelleth at Jerusalem.

Praise the everlasting.

The One Hundred and Thirty Sixth Psalme

O' give thanks unto the Lord, for he is gracious, and his mercy endureth forever.

O' give thanks unto the God of all gods, for his mercy endureth forever.

O' thank the Lord of all lords, for his mercy endureth forever.

Which only doeth great wonders, for his mercy endureth forever.

Which by his wisdom made the heavens, for his mercy endureth forever.

Which layed out the earth above the waters, for his mercy endureth forever.

Which hath made great lights, for his mercy endureth for ever.

The sun to rule the day, for his mercy endureth for ever.

The moon and stars to govern the night, for his mercy endureth forever.

Which smote Egypt with their firstborn, for his mercy endureth forever.

And brought out Israel from among them, for his mercy endureth forever.

With a mighty hand and stretched out arm, for his mercy endureth forever.

Which divided the reed sea into parts, for his mercy endureth forever.

And made Israel to go through the midest of it, for his mercy endureth forever:

But as for Pharaoh and his host, in the he over throw them in the reed sea, for his mercy endureth forever.

Which led his people through the wilderness, for his mercy endureth forever.

Which smote great kings, for his mercy endureth forever.

Yee, and slew mighty Kings, for his mercy endureth forever.

Sehon King of the Amorites, for his mercy endureth forever.

And Og the King of Bashan, for his mercy endureth forever.

And gave away their land for an heritage, for his mercy endureth forever.

Even for an heritage unto Israel his servant, for his mercy endureth forever.

Which remembereth us, when we are in trouble, for his mercy endureth forever.

Which giveth food unto all flesh, for his mercy endureth forever.

O' give thanks unto the God of heaven, for his mercy endureth forever.

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 thee, O' Jerusalem, let my right hand be forgotten.

If I do not remember thee, 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, thou shalt he be, that rewardeth thee as thou hast served us.

Blessed shall he be, that taketh thy children, and throweth them against the stones.

The One Hundred and Thirty Eighth Psalme

Of David

I will give thanks to thee, O' Lord, with my whole heart, even before the Gods, will I sing praises unto thee.

I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name, because of thy lovingkindness and truth, for thou hast magnified thy word, according unto thy great name.

When I call upon thee, thou hearest me, and endewest my soul with much strength.

All the Kings of the earth shall praise thee, O' Lord, when they hear the words of thy mouth.

Yee, they shall sing in the ways of the Lord, for great is the glory of the Lord.

For though the Lord be high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly, as for the proud, he beholdeth them afar off.

Though I walk in the midst of trouble, yet shalt thou refresh me: thou shalt stretch forth thine hand upon the furriousness of mine enemies, and thy right hand shall save me.

The Lord shall make good for me, yee thy mercy, O' Lord, endureth forever: despise not then the works of thine own hands.

The One Hundred and Thirty Ninth Psalme

To the chaunter, a Psalme of David.

O' Lord, thou searchest me out, and knowest me.

Thou knowest my down sitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thoughts afar off.

Thou art about my path and about my bed, and spiest out all my ways.

For lo, there is not a word in my tongue, but thou, O' Lord, knowest it altogether.

Thou hast fashioned me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me.

Such knowledge is too wonderful and excellent for me, I cannot attain unto it.

Whither shall I go then from thy spirit? or, whither shall I go then from thy presence?

If I climb up into heaven, thou art there: if I go down to hell, thou art there also.

If I take the wings of the morning, and remain in the uttermost part of the sea:

Even there also shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.

If I say: peradventure the darkness shall cover me, then shall my night shall be turned to day.

Yee the darkness is no darkness with thee, but the night is as clear as the day, the darkness and the light are both alike.

For my reins are thine, thou hast covered me in my mothers womb.

I will give thanks unto thee, for I am wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works, and that my soul knoweth right well.

My bones are not hid from thee, though I be made secretly, and fashioned beneath the earth.

Thine eyes see my unperfectness, they stand all written in thy book: my days were fashioned, when as yet there was not one of them.

How dear are thy 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 thee.

Wilt thou not slay the wicked ( O' God )that the bloodthirsty might depart from me?

For they speak unright of thee, thine *enemies exalt themselves presumptuously. *KJV = take thy name in vain. RN

I hate them, O' Lord, that hate thee: and I may not away with those that rise up against thee?

Yee 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, yee and set traps in my way. Selah.

But my saying is unto the Lord: Thou art my God, hear the voice of my prayer, O' Lord.

O' Lord God, thou strength of my health, thou hast covered my head in the day of battle.

Let not the ungodly have his desire, O' Lord, let them have not his purpose, lest 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 thy name, and the just shall continue in thy sight.

The One Hundred and Forty First Psalme

A Psalme of David.

Lord, I call upon thee: haste thee unto me, and consider my voice, when I cry unto thee.

Let my prayer be set forth in thy sight as the incense, and let the lifting up of my hands be an evening sacrifice.

Set a watch, O' Lord, before my mouth, yee 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, yee 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 graveth and diggeth up the ground.

But mine eyes look unto thee, O' Lord God: in thee 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, yee 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 thou knowest my path: thy 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 careth for my soul.

Therefore do I cry unto thee, O' Lord, and say: Thou art my hope and my portion in the *land of the living. Here it is manifest, the land of the living signifieth the estate of the saints and Christians, whichh 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 thy name: which thing if thou wilt 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 thy truth and righteousness sake.

And enter not into judgment with thy servant, for in thy sight shall no man living be justified.

For the enemy hath 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 thy works, Yee I exercise myself in the works of thy hands.

Muse means to consider at length RN

I stretch forth my hands unto thee, my soul cryeth unto to thee out of the thirsty land. Selah.

Hear me, O' Lord, and that soon, for my spirit waxes faint: hide not thy face from me, lest I be like unto them that go down into the grave.

O' let me to hear thy lovingkindness by times in the morning, for in thee is my trust: show me the way that I should walk in, for I lift up my soul unto thee.

Deliver me, O' Lord, from mine enemies, for I resort unto thee.

Teach me to do the thing that pleaseth thee, for thou art my God: let thy loving spirit lead me forth unto the land of righteousness.

Quicken me, O' Lord, for thy names sake, and for thy righteousness sake bring my soul out of trouble.

And of thy goodness scatter mine enemies abroad, and destroy all them that vex my soul, for I am thy servant.

The One Hundred and Forty Forth Psalme

Of David.

Blessed be the Lord my refuge, which teacheth 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 governeth the people that is under me. KJV = subdueth my people under me.

Lord, what is man, that thou hast such respect unto him? Or the son of man, that thou so regardest him?

Man is like a thing of naught, his time passeth away like a shadow.

Bow thy heavens, O' Lord, and come down, touch the mountains, that they may smoke withal.

Send forth lightning, and scatter them, shoot out thine arrows, and consume them.

Send down thine hand from above, deliver me, and take me out the greatwaters, from the hand of strange children.

Whose mouth talketh of vanity, and their right hand is a right hand of falsehood.

That I may sing a new song unto thee, O' God, and sing praises unto thee upon a ten stringed lute.

Thou that givest victory unto Kings, and hast delivered David thy servant from the peril of the sword.

Save me, and deliver me from the hand of strange children, whose mouth talketh 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: yee 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 thee, O' God my King, I will praise thy name forever and ever.

Every day will I give thanks unto thee, and praise thy 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 thy works unto another, and declare thy power.

As for me I will be talking of thy worship, thy glory, thy praise, and wondrous works.

So that men shall speak of the might of thy marvelous acts, and tell of thy greatness.

The memorial of thy abundant kindness shall be showed, and men shall sing of thy 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 thy works praise thee, O' Lord, and thy saints give thanks unto thee.

They show the glory of thy kingdom, and talk of thy power.

That thy power, thy glory and mightiness of thy Kingdom might be shown unto men.

Thy kingdom is an everlasting Kingdom, and thy dominion endureth throughout all ages.

The Lord upholdeth all such as should fall, and lifteth up all those that be down.

The eyes of all wait upon thee, and thou givest them their meat in due season.

Thou openest thine hand, and fillest all things living with plenteousness.

The Lord is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works.

The Lord is nigh unto them that call upon him, yee all such as call upon him faithfully.

He will fulfilleth the desire of them that fear him, he heareth their cry, and helpeth them.

The Lord preserveth all them that love him, but scattereth 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: yee 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 goeth forth, he shall turn again to his earth, and so all his thoughts perish.

Blessed is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, *and whose hope is in the Lord his God. Acts 14 and Apocalypse 14 MN

Which made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that therein is, which keepeth his promise forever.

Which helpeth them to right that suffer wrong, which feedeth the hungry.

The Lord looseth men out of prison, the Lord giveth sight to the blind.

The Lord helpeth them up that are fallen, the Lord loveth the righteous.

The Lord careth for the strangers, he defendeth the fatherless and widow: as for the way of the ungodly, he turneth it upside down.

The Lord thy 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 ye the Lord, for it is good thing to sing praises unto our God: yee a joyful and pleasant thing is it to be thankful.

The Lord shall build up Jerusalem, and gather together the outcasts of Israel.

He healeth the *contrite in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.

*contrite = whos heart is broken, bruised, by sin or the hammering of the ungodly of the world. Our wounds are healed by God as he sees our repentant heart and as we turn away, in our heart ,from the things of the world that hurt us. RN

He telleth the number of the stars, he calleth 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 almighty. RN

The Lord setteth up the meek, and bringeth the ungodly down to the ground.

O' sing unto the Lord with thanksgiving, sing praise upon the harp unto our God.

Which covereth the heaven with clouds, prepareth rain for the earth, and maketh the *grass to grow upon the mountains.

Which giveth food unto the cattle, and feedeth the *young ravens which call upon him. Both above are found in Job 38. MN

He hath no pleasure in the strength of an horse, neither delighteth 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 thy God O' Sion.

For he maketh fast the bars of thy gates, and blessed the children within thee.

He maketh peace in thy borders, and filleth thee with the flour of wheat.

He sendeth forth his commandment upon earth, his word runneth swiftly.

He giveth snow like wool, and scattereth the hoarfrost like ashes.

He casteth forth his ice like morsels, who is able to abide his frost?

He sendeth out his word and melteth them, he bloweth with his wind, and the waters flow.

He sheweth his word unto Jacob, his statutes and his ordinances unto Israel.

He hath 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 ye angels of his, praise him all his host.

Praise him Sun and Moon, praise him all ye stars and light.

Praise him all ye heavens, and ye waters that be under (KJV=above )the heavens.

Let them praise the name of the Lord, for he commanded and they were made.

He hath made them fast for ever and ever, he hath given them a law which shall not be broken.

Praise the Lord *upon the earth, ye *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 exalteth the horn of his people, all his saints shall praise him, the children of Israel, even the people that serveth 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 hath pleasure in his people, and helpeth 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 ye 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 hath breath praise the Lord.

Praise ye the Lord.

The end of the Psalter