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because of thy displeasure ; nor rest in my bones, because of my sin.

4 For mine iniquities hang over mine. head; they are like an heavy load, they are too much for me to bear.

5 My wounds are become loathsome and offensive, because of mine own folly.

6 My body is exceedingly bowed down; I go about mourning all the day long :

7 For my bowels are full of burning heat; and there is no sound part in my body..

8 I am enfeebled, and greatly reduced ;. I

cry aloud from the agitation of mine heart.

9 Thou knowest, o JEHOVAH! all my desires; and my sighs are not hidden from thee.

10 Mine heart panteth, my strength faileth me; and the sight of mine eyes is gone from me.

11 They, who were my familiar friends, now keep at a distance from my wounds; even my kinsmen stand far aloof.

12 While they who seek my life Jay snares for me; and they who seek my ruin, speak mischievous and deceitful words against me all the day long.

my God!

13 But as for me, I am like a deaf man, who heareth not; and like a dumb man, who openeth'not his mouth.

14 I behave like one who heareth nothing; or who hath not a mouth to refute their calumnies.

15 For in thee, O JEHOVAH! I place my trust; thou wilt answer for me, O JEHOVAH!

GOD 16 “ Lest (said I) they rejoice over me; and exult at the slipping of my foot ; for i am just ready to totter."

17 Yet my sorrow is constantly before me; for mine iniquity I have confessed, and I am grieved for my sin.

18 But mine enemies live and prosper ; and those who hate me without cause multiply.

19 Those who repay me evil for good, accuse me falsely ; because I follow that which is good.

20 Forsake me not, O JEHOVAH ! be not, my GOD! far distant from me.

21 Hasten to mine aid, O JEHOVAH ! thou God of my salvation.

PSALM

PSALM XXXIX.

I SAID:

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“I will take heed unto my ways, that I offend not with my tongue.

I will keep my mouth, as it were with a bridle, while the wicked are in my sight.”

3. So I was dumb, and remained in silence; I refrained from speaking even what was good, but my sorrow increased :

4 Mine heart grew hot within me; at last, the heat increased, and I spoke with my tongue, and said : 5

66 Make known unto me, O JEHOVAH! mine end, and how short the number of my days, that I may know how perishable I am.

6 “ Lo! thou hast made my days, as it were, a span long, and mine age is even as nothing before thee : surely, every man, at best, is altogether vanity.

7 Surely, man walketh after a shadow, and needlessly disquieteth himself; he accumulateth riches, but knoweth not who shall inherit them.

8 “ What then, O JEHOVAH ! is mine hope ? Truly, my whole hope is from thee. 9 " Oh ! acquit me from all my trans

gressions ;

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gressions; and suffer me not to be the reproach of the fool.

10 “ I was silent, and opened not my mouth; because thou so ordainedst it.

11 “ But remove thy chastisement from me; I am consumed by a stroke of thine hand.

12 “ When thou correctest man for iniquity, thou makest his desirable things to consume like a cancer; surely, every man is altogether vanity. 13

“ Hear my supplication, O JEHOVAH! incline thine ear unto my cry; be not regardless of my tears.

14 “ For I am a stranger with thee; a sojourner, like all my forefathers.

15 “O spare me! that I may recover my strength before I go hence, and be no more seen.

PSALM XL,

I HAVE stedfastly looked up to JEHOVAH ; and he hath listened unto me, and heard my cry.

2 He hath brought me out of the pit of misery, out of the mire and clay; and set

my

my
feet
upon

a rock, and made all my goings sure.

3 He hath put into my mouth a new song ; a song of praise to our god : that many may see, and revere, and place their trust in JEHOVAH.

4 Happy is the man who maketh JE HOVAH his confidence ; and who looketh not for help unto the proud, or unto the favourers of imposture.

5 Many, O JEHOVAH ! our God! are the wonderful works which thou hast done; and thy kind providences toward us cannot be enumerated.

6 I would declare and rehearse them ; but they are more than can be enumerated.

7 Yel for this, thou desirest not sacrifice, nor oblation ; burnt-offering and sin-offering thou requirest not : but thou bast opened mine ears that I should hearken unto.

thy voice.

8 Then I said: “Lo! I come to do thy will ; in the volume it is prescribed to me, to do what is pleasing unto thee, O JEHOVAH !” This is my delight, for thy law is within mine heart.

9 I have proclaimed thy righteousness in the great assembly ; lo! I have not re

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strained

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