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The Psalmes of David

From the Hebrew David means beloved


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Chapter 119

*Aleph      *Aleph (Alf, -lYf)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 heart, because I am learned in the judgements of righteousness.
      I will keep thy statutes, O' forsake me not utterly.

*Beth      *Beth       beth(bt)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.
      My delight shall be in thy statutes, I will not forget thy words.

*Gimel      *Gimel      gimAel (gomAYl) n.1. The third letter of the Hebrew alphabet. [ Hebrew g1mel]
      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      daAleth (dAlod, -lt, -lth)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.
      I stick unto thy testimonies, O' Lord, **confound me not.
      I will run the way of thy commandments, when thou hast comforted my heart.
He      he (h;)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. 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.
      Take away the rebuke that I am afraid of, for thy judgments are ***amiable.
      Behold, my delight is in thy commandments, O' quicken me in thy righteousness.

Vav      *Vav      vav also vau or waw (vv, vv)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,
Zain      zaAyin (zAyon)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.
      I remembered thy everlasting judgments, O' Lord I am comforted.
      I am horribly afraid for the ungodly, that forsake the law.
      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 petition in thy presence with my whole heart, O' be merciful unto me according unto thy word. I call mine own ways to rememberance, and turn my feet unto thy testimonies.
      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.
      The earth, O' Lord, is full of thy mercy. O' teach me thy statutes.

The      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.
      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.
      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 (yDd, yd)n.1. The tenth letter of the Hebrew alphabet. [ Hebrew yd from y;d, 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 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 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. They continue this day according to thine ordinance, for **all things serve thee.      
      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 (mm)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.
      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.
      Yee, more than honey to my mouth.
      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.
      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.      
      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.
Samech The 15th letter of the Hebrew alphabet pronounced "Sa-mek"

      *I hate the ungodly, but thy law do I love.
      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.      
      Thou treadest down all them that *depart from thy statutes, for they imagine deceit. Thou puttest away all the ungodly of the earth like *dross, therefore I love thy testimonies.
      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.
      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.
       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.
      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.
      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.      
      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

      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 (tf, tf)n.1. The 22nd 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.


*unfained heart (NOT pretending obligated/or unwilling)
*I will exercise myself in thy commandments; kjv and other bibles of man = "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
* 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      
      **KJV and other bibles of man = put me not to shame.Which is exactly where such "man-i pulation" of the word leads; confounded and ashamed. RN
*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 ** KJV and other bibles of man = who is devoted to thy fear. RN ***amiable = Friendly and agreeable in disposition; good-natured and likable.and *my talking shall be of thy statutes, kjv and other bibles of man = I will meditate in thy statutes. see above meditations. *derision = contemptuous ridicule. *kjv = Horror hath taken hold upon me because of the wicked that forsake thy law. RN 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 *kindness :*(kjv= good judgment) 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 *but I will meditate in thy precepts. This entire sentence is again is added to the word in the kjv: RN *long ( kjv = fail ) 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 KJV = **are thy servants. Note "all things", and know that God can turn any wickedness to his own       good pleasure. RN**unto my throat.(This is the speaking out of Gods word. RN) *KJV = it is my meditation all the day. What does your heart tell you? Where can this prodding you to meditate lead...imaginations ? see that talking of it" spreads the word. RN **KJV = taste! Throat here signifieth the swallowing of the true word of God, rather than swallowing false teachings of men. RN *lantern *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 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 *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 *depart (KJV = err) *MARK THIS KJV = I hate vain thoughts. **Again; the nonactive KJV = will have respect unto thy statute continually. ***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 *loving mercy, * kjv leaves out this word "loving".RN      *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
*wont according to what your used to, in this case, Gods "wont" will , RN




Chapter 120

The 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.




Chapter 121

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.




Chapter 122

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.




Chapter 123

The song of the stairs.

      Unto thee lift I up mine *eyes, thou that dwellest in the heavens. 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.




Chapter 124

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.




Chapter 125

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.

*Note: They that trust in the Lord, are even as the mount Sion ...even as it is today RN




Chapter 126

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.




Chapter 127

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.




Chapter 128

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.




Chapter 129

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.
      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.




Chapter 130

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.




Chapter 131

The song of the stairs.
      Lord, I a 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.




Chapter 132

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.
      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.
      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.
      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.


*Ephrath or Ephratah = "ash-heap: place of fruitfulness"
*His resting place was the mercy seat, as before in the Psalme 49. MN
*Turn not away the presence, that is, forsake not or disdain not the presence of thine anointed. MN




Chapter 133

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.
      For there the Lord promised his blessing, and life forevermore.


*Hermon = "a sanctuary" RN




Chapter 134

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.




Chapter 135

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.




Chapter 136

      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.


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