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people, till every one submit himself with pieces of silver: scatter thou the people that delight in


31. Princes shall come out of Egypt; Ethiopia shall soon stretch out her hands unto God.

32. Sing unto God, ye kingdoms of the earth; O sing praises unto the Lord ; Selah:

33. To him that rideth upon the heavens of heavens, which were of old; lo, he doth send out his voice, and that a mighty voice.

34. Ascribe ye strength unto God: his excellency is over Israel, and his strength is in the clouds.

35. O God, thou art terrible out of thy holy places: the God of Israel is he that giveth strength and power unto his people. Blessed be God.


Prayer of David at Mahanaim, when he heard that Absalom bad

crossed the Jordan with all Israel, to attack and destroy him. 2 Sam. xvii. 24-26.

To the chief Musician upon Sboshannim. A Psalm of David. "To the giver of victory. Concerning those who shall be changed.

A Psalm of David. 1. SAVE me, O God; for the waters are come in unto my soul.

2. I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing: I am come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me.

3. I am weary of my crying: my throat is dried : mine eyes fail while I wait for


God. 4. They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of mine head : they that would destroy me, being mine enemies wrongfully, are mighty : then I restored that which I took not away.

5. O God, thou knowest my foolishness; and my sins are not hid from thee.

6. Let not them that wait on thee, O Lord God of hosts, be ashamed for my sake : let not those that seek thee be confounded for my sake, O God of Israel,

7. Because for thy sake I have borne reproach ; shame bath covered my face.

8. I am become a stranger unto my brethren, and an alien unto my mother's children.

9. For the zeal of thine house hath eaten me ap; and the reproaches of them that reproached thee are fallen upon me.

10. When I wept, and chastened my soul with fasting, that was to my reproach.

11. I made sackcloth also my garment; and I became a proverb to them.

12. They that sit in the gate speak against me; and I was the song of the drunkards.

13. But as for me, my prayer is unto thee, O Lord, in an acceptable time: O God, in the multitude of thy mercy hear me, in the truth of thy salvation.

14. Deliver me out of the mire, and let me not sink : let me be delivered from them that hate me, and out of the deep waters.

15. Let not the waterflood overflow me, neither let the deep swallow me up, and let not the pit shut her mouth upon me.

16. Hear me, O Lord; for thy lovingkindness is good : turn unto me according to the multitude of thy tender mercies.

17. And hide not thy face from thy servant; for I am in trouble : hear me speedily.

18. Draw nigh unto my soul, and redeem it: deliver me because of mine enemies.

19. Thou hast known my reproach, and my shame, and my dishonour: mine advesaries are all before thee.

20. Reproach hath broken my heart; and I am full of heaviness : and I looked for some to take pity, but there was none; and for comforters, but I found none.

21. They gave me also gall for my meat; and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.

22. Let their table become a snare before them: and that which should have been for their welfare, let it become a trap.

23. Let their eyes be darkened, that they see not; and make their loins continually to shake.

24. Pour out thine indignation upon them, and let thy wrathful anger take hold of them.

25. Let their habitation be desolate ; and let none dwell in their tents.

26. For they persecute him whom thou hast smitten ; and they talk to the grief of those whom thou hast wounded.

27. Add iniquity unto their iniquity : and let them not come into thy righteousness.

28. Let them be blotted out of the book of the living, and not be written with the righte


29. But I am poor and sorrowful: let thy salvation, O God, set me up on bigh.

30. I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving.

31. This also shall please the Lord better

than an ox or bullock that hath horns and hoofs.

32. The humble shall see this, and be glad: and your heart shall live that seek God.

33. For the Lord beareth the poor, and despiseth not his prisoners.

34. Let the heaven and earth praise him, the seas, and every thing that moveth therein. .

35. For God will save Zion, and will build the cities of Judah : that they may dwell there, and have it in possession.

36. The seed also of his servants shall inherit it: and they that love his name shall dwell therein.

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Prayer of David, uttered at the prophet Samuel's bouse, at Naioth

in Ramal, where David had taken refuge; and where Saul sent messengers to take him. I Sam, xix. 12-20.

To the chief Musician. A Psalm of David, to bring to remem


To the giver of victory, &c. &c.

1. MAKE haste, O God, to deliver me; make haste to help me, O Lord.

2. Let them be ashamed and confounded that seek after my soul : let them be turned backward, and put to confusion, that desire my hurt.

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