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I will not come within the tabernacle of mine house, nor climb up into my bed;

Of the fruit of thy body shall I set upon thy throne.

I will not suffer mine eyes to sleep, nor mine eyelids to slumber;

If thy children will keep my covenant, and my testimonies that I shall teach them, their children also shall sit upon thy throne for evermore.

Until I find out a place for the temple of the Lord, an habitation for the mighty God of Jacob.

For the Lord hath chosen Sion; he hath desired it for his habitation.

We will go into his tabernacle, we will worship before his footstool.!

Arise, O Lord, into thy resting place, thou, and the ark of thy strength.

This shall be my rest forever; here will I dwell, for I have a delight therein.

Let thy priests be clothed with righteousness; and let thy saints sing with joyfulness.

For thy servant David's sake, turn not away the face of thine anointed.

The Lord hath made a faithful oath unto David, and he shall shrink from it;


I will bless her provision with increase; and will satisfy her poor with bread.

I will clothe her priests with salvation; and her saints shall rejoice and sing.


THE people stood up, and the rulers took coun

Now unto the King eternal, &c.

Be honor and glory,



sel together against the Lord, and against his anointed.

They cast their heads


together with one consent, and were confederate against him.


They spake against him with false tongues, and encompassed him about with words of hatred, and fought against him with

out a cause.

False witnesses also did rise up against him ; they laid to his charge things that he knew not.

For the sins of the people, and the iniquity of the priests, they shed the blood of the just, in the midst of Jerusalem.

He was oppressed and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth; he was led as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he opened not his mouth.

But, thou, Lord, hast highly exalted him, and given him a name that is above every name.

That in the name of Jesus every knee should bow, and every tongue confess that Christ Jesus is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.


MY God, my God, look upon me; why hast thou forsaken me, and art so far from my health, and from the words of my complaint?

O my God, I cry in the day time, but thou hearest not; and in the night season also I take no rest.

But thou continuest holy, O thou worship of Israel.

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

They called upon thee, and were delivered; 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 outcast of the people.

All they who see me, laugh me to scorn; they shoot out their lips, and shake their heads, saying,

He trusted in God, that he would deliver

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unto the King

All the wealthy on earth have eaten and worshipped.

All those who are miserable, shall kneel before him; and he who cannot keep alive his own soul.

A seed shall serve him ; they shall be counted unto the Lord for a generation.

They shall come, and shall declare his righteousness unto a people who shall be born; for he hath done this.


SAVE me, O God, for thy name's sake, and defend me in thy strength.

Hear my prayer, O God, and hearken unto the words of my mouth.

For the proud are risen up against me; and tyrants, who have not God before their eyes, seek after my soul.

But God is my helper; the Lord is with those who uphold my soul.

The offerings of a free heart will I give thee; and will praise thy name, O Lord, for it is good.

Now eternal, &c.

Be honor and glory, &c.



HEAR my voice, O God, in my prayer; preserve my life from fear of the enemy.

Hide me from the gathering together of the froward, and from the insurrection of wicked doers;

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shall make them fall; and whoso seeth them shall fly from them.

hosts, be ashamed for my cause; let not those who seek thee be confounded through me, O God of Israel.

And all men who see it, shall say, This hath God done; for they shall perceive that it is his word.

The righteous shall rejoice in the Lord, and put his trust in him; and all they who are true of heart shall be glad.


SAVE me, O God, for the waters are come in, even unto my soul.

I sink in the deep mire, where no ground is; I am come into deep waters, where the floods rush over me.

I am weary of crying; my throat is dried; my sight faileth me, for waiting so long upon my God.

They who hate me without a cause, are more than the hairs of my head; they who are mine enemies, and would destroy me guiltless, are mighty.

Let not those who trust in thee, O Lord God of

Because for thy sake have I suffered reproach ; shame hath covered my face.

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

For the zeal of thine house hath eaten me up; and the rebukes of those who rebuked thee, are fall

en upon me.

I wept and chastened myself with fasting, and that was turned to my reproof.

I put on sackcloth also ; and they jested upon me.

But, Lord, I make my prayer unto thee in an acceptable time.

Hear me, O God, in the multitude of thy mercy, even in the truth of thy salvation.

Take me out of the mire, that I sink not; O let me be delivered from those who hate me, and out of the deep waters.

Let not the water flood

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