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thou art just in thy sentence, and irreproachable in thy judgment upon me. ,.'

5 Alas! I was born to iniquity; and to sin my mother conceived me :

6 But thou, who delightest in truth, hast taught me the secrets of thy wisdom. 1.7 Purify me with hyssop. that I may be clean ; wash me, that I may be wbiter than snow,

8 Make me to hear a message of joy and gladness, that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.

9 Turn thy face from my sin ; and blot out all mine iniquities.

Io Re-create in me, o GOD! a clean heart, and renew an upright mind within

11 Cast me not away from thy presence; neither take thine holy spirit from me.

12 Restore to me the joy of thy salvation, and support me with a cheerful spirit.

13 Then will I teach transgressors thy ways, and sinners shall be converted to thee.

14 Deliver me from the guilt of bloodshed, O GOD! the God of my salvation ! and my tonguc shall celebrate thy mercy.

15 O JEHO

me.

15 O JEHOVAH! open thou my lips; and my mouth shall proclaim thy praise.

16 Didst thou delight in sacrifice, "I would give it : but, in such cases, thou acceptest not of burnt-offerings.

17 The sacrifice in which God delighteth is a contrite mind; a broken and contrite heart God never despiseth.

18 Be gracious with thy favour unto Zion; build thou the walls of Jerusalem;

19 Then shalt thou be pleased with the sacrifices of the righteous, the burnt-offerings and oblations; then shall they offer young bullocks upon

thine altar.

PSALM LII.

Why shouldst thou boast, o thou shameless man ! of thy wickedness?

2 Thy tongue is daily devising mischief; like a razor that is sharpened, executing slaughter.

3 Thou lovest evil more than good ; and falsehood more than sincerity.

4 Thou lovest all who meditate destructive purposes ; o thou deceitful tongue !

5 Therefore, GOD will utterly destroy thee: he will make thee afraid, and tear

thee

thee from thy dwelling ; and extirpate thee from the land of the living.

6 The righteous shall see it, and rejoice; and shall laugh thee to scorn.

7 “Behold,” will they say, " the man who made not god his strength ; but, trust'ing in the abundance of his riches, confirmed himself in bis wickedness.”

8 But, as for ine, I shall be, in the house of God, like a flourishing olive tree : for I 'will 'ever trust in the goodness of GOD.

'9'I'will 'ever celebrate thee, o JEHOVAH ! for what thou hast dove ; and spread abroad thy fame for ever before thy'worshippers.

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PSALM LITI.

The profligate imagine, there is no GOD! They are corrupted, and commit abominable iniquity; there is not one of them that doth good, not even one.

2 GOD looked down from heaven mpon the children of men, to see whether there were any so wise as to'seck GOD.

3 But they are all gone astray, they are all corrupted : not one of them doth good, "not even one.

4 Are, all the workers of iniquity without understanding, that they devour. my people as they would devour bread,?

Ś Since they call not upon GOD, they shall greatly fear, who never feared before: for God will scatter the bones of the profligate ; they shall be confounded, for GOD despiseth them.

6 O that deliverance may come to Israel from Zion! When GOD reverseth the captivity of his people, Jacob will exult, and Israel will rejoice.

PSALM LIV.?

my mouth.

SAVE me, O GOD! for thy name's sake and do me justice in thy might.

2 Hear my prayer, o God give ear unto; the words of

3 For the proud are risen up against mc, and the oppressors scek my life; they set not God before them.

4. Yet God is mine helper ; JEHOVAH is the support of my

life, 5 Let the evil of mine enemies revert upon themselves; for thy truth's saks, og God! destroy them.

6 I will

6 I will fecely sacrifice unto thec ; I will praise thy gracious name, o JEHOVAH !

7 For thou deliverest me from all my distress; and lettest me see mine enemics punished.

PSALM LV.

HEAR my prayer, O GOD! and hide not thyself from my supplication.

2 Attend unto me, and answer me, for I am dejected in my prayer : 3

Because I am disturbed with the clamours of the enemy, and with the oppressive violence of the wicked.

4 For they falsely impute iniquity to me; and with fury set themselves against

me.

5 Mine heart is wounded within me, and the terrors of death are come upon me:

6 Fear and trembling have seized me, and horror hath overwhelmed me : 7 And I say,

“O that I had wings! like a dove would í fly to some retrcat :

8 “Lo! I would wander away to a distance, and take up my abode in a wilderness.

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6 I would

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