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The Psalmes of David

From the Hebrew David means “beloved”


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Chapter 137

      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.




Chapter 138

      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.




Chapter 139

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.
      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.


*enemies exalt themselves presumptuously. *KJV = take thy name in vain. RN




Chapter 140

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 man 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.




Chapter 141

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.




Chapter 142

The Instruction of David, a prayer when he was in the *cave.
      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.
      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.


*cave = to be naked, to be exposed, be bared, be laid bare. RN
*land of the living: Here it is manifest, the land of the living signifieth the estate of the saints and Christians, which yet remain in this life as above in Psalmes 27. MN




Chapter 143

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.
       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.


*Muse means to consider at length RN




Chapter 144

      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.
      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 of the great waters, 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.


*KJV = subdueth my people under me.




Chapter 145

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.




Chapter 146

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.
      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.


*and whose hope is in the Lord his God. Acts 14 and Rev 14 MN




Chapter 147

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.
      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 all mighty. 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.
      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 showeth 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.


*contrite = whos heart is broken, bruised, by sin or the ungodly of the world Our wounds are healed by God, as he brings us to a repentant heart, and as we are turned away, in our hearts, from the things of the world that do hurt. RN
*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




Chapter 148

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 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.
      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.


Praise the Lord *upon the earth, ye *whalefishes, and all deeps. KJV = from instead of upon and dragons in place of whalefishes. RN *under (KJV and other "bibles of man" =above )




Chapter 149

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.




Chapter 150

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.


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