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I will declare the decree:

The Lord hath said unto me, thou art my

Son, this day have I begotten thee. Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance:

And the uttermost parts of the earth for thy

possession. Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron:

Thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's

vessel. Be wise now therefore, O ye kings:

Be instructed, ye judges of the earth. Serve the Lord with fear:

And rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little:

Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.

PSALM 8. O Lord, our God, how excellent is thy Name in all the earth:

Who hast set thy glory above the heavens. Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies :

That thou mightest still the enemy and the

avenger. When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers:

The moon and the stars, which thou hast or

dained. What is man,that thou art mindful of him:

And the son of man, that thou visitest him? For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels:

And hast crowned him with glory and honor. Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands:

Thou hast put all things under his feet.
All sheep and oxen:

Yea, and the beasts of the field.
The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea :

And whatsoever passeth through the paths of

the seas. O Lord, our Lord:

How excellent is thy Name in all the earth!

PSALM 16.

Preserve me, O God:

For in thee do I put my trust. O my soul, thou hast said unto the Lord, thou art my Lord:

My goodness extendeth not to thee. But to the saints that are in the earth, and to the excellent:

In whom is all my delight.
Their sorrows shall be multiplied:

That hasten after another god.

Their drink offerings of blood will I not offer:

Nor take up their names into my lips. The Lord is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: Thou maintainest my lot. The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places:

Yea, I have a goodly heritage. I will bless the Lord, who hath given me counsel:

My reins also instruct me in the night-seasons. I have set the Lord always before me:

Because he is at my right hand, I shall not be

moved. Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth:

My flesh also shall rest in hope.
For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell:

Neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to

see corruption. Thou wilt shew me the path of life:

In thy presence is fulness of joy, at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.

PSALM 19.

The heavens declare the glory of God:

And the firmament sheweth his handiwork. Day unto day uttereth speech:

And night unto night sheweth knowledge. There is no speech nor language:

Where their voice is not heard.
Their line is gone out through all the earth:

And their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun:

Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man

to run a race. His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it:

And there is nothing hid from the heat there

of. The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul:

The testimony of the Lord is sure, making

wise the simple. The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart:

The commandment of the Lord is pure, en

lightening the eyes. The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever :

The judgments of the Lord are true and

righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold:

Sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb. Moreover by them is thy servant warned:

And in keeping of them there is great reward. Who can understand his errors:

Cleanse thou me from secret faults.

Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins, let them not have dominion over me:

Then shall I be upright, and I shall be inno

cent from the great transgression. Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight:

O Lord, my strength, and my Redeemer.

PSALM 23.

The Lord is my Shepherd:

I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:

He leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul :

He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness

for his Name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil:

For thou art with me, thy rod and thy staff

they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies :

Thou anointest my head with oil, my cup run

neth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life:

And I will dwell in the house of the Lord for

ever.

PSALM 24. The earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereoi

The world, and they that dwell therein.

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