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3 But thou, O Lord, art a ſheild ǁǁ Or, about for me; my glory, and the lifter vp of mine head.

4 I cryed vnto the Lord with my voyce, and he heard me out of holy hill. Selah.

5 ** Pſal.4.9 I layd me downe and ſlept: I awaked, for the Lord ſuſtained me.

6 ** Pſal.27.3 I will not be afraid of ten thouſands of people, that haue ſet themſelues againſt me round about.

7 Ariſe, O Lord, ſaue mee, O my God; for thou haſt ſmitten all mine enemies vpon the cheeke bone: thou haſt broken the teeth of the vngodly.

8 ** Iſa. 43.11. Hoſ.I3.4. Saluation belongeth vnto the Lord, thy bleſſing is vpon thy people. Selah.


1 Dauid prayeth for audience. 2 He reproueth and exhorteth this enemies. 6 Mans happineſſe is in Gods fauour.

¶ To The ǁǁ Or, ouerſeer. chiefe Muſician on Neginoth, A Pſalme of David.

HEare me, when I call, O God of my righteouſneſſe: thou haſt inlarged mee when I was in diſtreſſe, ǁǁ Or, bee gracious vnto me. haue mercy vpon me, and heare my prayer.

2 O ye ſonnes of men, how long will yee turne my glory into ſhame? how long will yee loue vanitie, and ſeeke after leaſing? Selah.

3 But know that Lord hath ſet apart him that is godly, for himſelfe: the Lord will heare when I call vnto him.

4 Stand in awe, and ſinne not: commune with your owne heart vpon your bed, and be ſtill. Selah.

5 Offer ** Pſal.50.14.& 51.19 the ſacrifices of righteouſneſſe, and put your truſt in the Lord.

6 There be many that ſay, Who wil ſhew vs any good? Lord lift thou vp the light of thy countenance vpon us.

7 Thou haſt put gladneſſe in my heart, more then in the time that their corne and their wine increaſed.

8 ** Pſal.3.5 I will both lay mee downe in peace, and ſleepe: for thou Lord only makeſt me dwell in ſafetie.


1 Dauid prayeth, and profeſſeth his ſtudie in prayer. 4 God fauoureth not the wicked. 7 David profeſsing his faith, prayeth vnto God, to guide him, 10 To deſtroy his enemies, 11 and to preſerue the godly.

¶ To the chiefe muſician vpon Nehiloth, A Pſalme of Dauid

GIue eare to my words, O Lord, conſider my meditation.

2 Hearken vnto the voice of my crie, my King, and my God: for vnto thee will I pray.

3 ** Pſal.130.6 My voyce ſhalt thou heare in the morning, O Lord; in the morning will I direct my prayer vnto thee, and will looke vp.

4 For thou art not a God that hath pleaſure in wickedneſſe: neither ſhall euil dwell with thee.

5 The foolish ſhall not ſtand †Heb. before thine eyes. in thy ſight: thou hateſt al workers of iniquity

6 Thou ſhalt deſtroy them that ſpeake leaſing: the Lord will abhorre the †Heb. the man of bloods and deceit. bloodie and deceitfull man.

7 But as for me, I will come into thy houſe in the multitude of thy mercy: and in thy feare will I worſhip toward †Heb. the temple of thy holineſſe. thy holy temple.

8 Lead me O Lord, in thy righteouſneſſe, becauſe of †Heb. thoſe which obſerue me. mine enemies; make thy way ſtraight before my face.

9 For there is no ǁǁOr, ſtedfaſtneſſe. faithfulnes †Heb. in his mouth. i. in the mouth of any of them. in their mouth, their inward part isHeb. wickedneſſes. very wickedneſſe: **Rom.3.13 their throat is an open ſepulchre, they flatter with their tongue.

10 ǁǁ Or, make them guilty. Deſtroy thou them, O God, let them fall ǁǁ Or, from their counſels. by their owne counſels: caſt them out in the multitude of their tranſgreſſions, for they have rebelled againſt thee.

11 But let all thoſe that put their truſt in thee, reioyce: let them euer ſhout for ioy, becauſe thou †Heb. thou couereſt over, or protecteſt them. defendeſt them: let them alſo that loue thy name, be ioyfull in thee.

12 For thou, Lord, wilt bleſſe the righteous: with fauour wilt thou †Hebr. crowne him, compaſſe him as with a ſhield.


1 Dauids complaint in his ſickneſſe.8 By faith he triumpheth ouer his enemies.

¶ To the chiefe muſician on Neginoth ǁǁ Or, vpon the eight. vpon Sheminith, A Pſalme of Dauid.

O ** Pſa.16.1 Lord, rebuke me not in thine anger, neither chaſten me in thy hot diſpleaſure.

2 Haue mercy vpon me, O Lord, for I am weake: O Lord heale mee, for my bones are vexed.