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5:6 10:7 28:3 41:6

2 They talk of vanity every 62:4 one with his neighbour: they do 144:8,11 but flatter with their lips, and dissemble in their double heart.

5:10 3 The LORD shall root out all 17:10 deceitful lips: and the tongue

that speaketh proud things: 59:7 4 Which have said, With our tongue will we prevail: we are they that ought to speak: who is lord over us?

5 Now, for the comfortless troubles' sake of the needy: and because of the deep sighing of the poor,

6 I will up, saith the LORD: and will help every one from him that swelleth against him, and will set him at rest.



18:30 7 The words of the LORD are 119:140 pure words: even as the silver which from the earth is tried, and purified seven times in the fire. 8 Thou shalt keep them, O LORD thou shalt preserve him from this generation for ever.


31:22 141:9-11



9 The ungodly walk on every 88:17 side when they are exalted, the 94:3,4 children of men are put to re101:II buke.

P. C.

6:3 10:1 PSALM XIII. Usque quo, Domine?


44:24 77:7-9 88:14

How long wilt thou forget me, O LORD; for ever: how long wilt 89:45 thou hide thy face from me?


2 How long shall I seek coun74:11 sel in my soul, and be so vexed



"When the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?" S. Lu. 18:8. Many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him" S. Jo. 6:66. "Behold, the hour cometh, yea, is now come, that ye shall be scattered, every man to his own, and shall leave me alone: and yet Í am not alone, because the Father is with me" S. Jo. 16:32. "Then all the disciples forsook him, and fled" S. Matt. 26:56. See I Kin. 19:10.

2 They speak vanity every one with his neighbour: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak. "Their tongue is as an arrow shot out; it speaketh deceit: one speaketh peaceably to his neighbour with his mouth, but in heart he layeth his wait" Jer. 9:8.

3 Lit. Let the LORD cut off all flattering lips.

4 Lit. Which say, With our tongue we are strong Our lips are with us (i. e. as allies): who is lord over us? We will not have this man to reign over us" S. Lu. 19:14.

5 Lit. On account of the desolation of the afflicted, on account of the deep sighing of the poor. Pss. 9;10.

6 Lit. Now will I arise, saith the LORD; I will put him in safety against whom man puffeth. "The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace "Ex. 14:14. 7 Lit. Like silver refined in a furnace in the earth, purified seven times.

"These are God's words, God's words are ever pure:
Pure, purer than the silver throughly tried,


When fire sev'n times hath spent his earthy parts." Sir Philip Sidney. "Never man spake like this man" S. Jo. 7:46. Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him" Prov. 30:5. "The wisdom that is from above is first pure " S. Jas. 3:17.

8 "Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee" Is. 26:3.

9 Lit. The wicked walk on every side, when villainy is exalted among the children of men. "When the wicked are multiplied, transgression increaseth" Prov. 29:16.


For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.
Trustful, penitential prayer in extreme distress.

I "Wherefore hidest thou thy face, and holdest me for thine enemy?" Job. 13:24. "O LORD, how long shall I cry, and thou wilt not hear! even cry unto thee out of violence, and thou wilt not save!" Hab. 1:2.

2 How long shall I take counsel in my soul, having sorrow in my heart daily? how long shall mine enemy be exalted over me? "We ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body" Rom. 8:23.

evil times. 2 Vanity; i. e. emptiness, unreality. 6 Answer to Pss. 3:7; 7:6; 9:19; 10:13. 7 Se is the number of completeness. 8 Thou shalt keep them; i. e. the "afflicted and poor" of v. 5.

19:8 34:5 18:28

3 Consider, and hear me, O LORD my God: lighten mine eyes, that I sleep not in death; 25:1 4 Lest mine enemy say, I have 3816 prevailed against him: for if I be cast down, they that trouble me will rejoice at it.


33:17,21 5 But my trust is in thy mercy: and my heart is joyful in thy salvation.



52:10 6 I will sing of the LORD, be116:7 cause he hath dealt so lovingly 142:9 with me yea, I will praise the Name of the Lord most Highest.



my heart: how long shall mine enemies triumph over me?


5:10 140:3

Int. 1st Sun. af. Epiph. P. B. 1549 Visit. Sick. Rom., vv. 3, 4, 4th Sun. af. Pent.; vv. 5, 6, ist af. Pent.; v. 6, 2d af. Pent. P. C.


Dixit insipiens -in studiis).

33:13 3 The LORD looked down from 102:19 heaven upon the children of men :

to see if there were any that would understand, and seek after God:

THE fool hath said in his heart: There is no God.

2 They are corrupt, and become abominable in their doings; there is none that doeth good, no

not one.

4 But they are all gone out of the way, they are altogether become abominable: there is none that doeth good, no not one. 5 Their throat is sepulchre; with their

an open tongues

3 Lit. Look (upon me), answer me, O LORD my God; lighten mine eyes, lest I sleep the death (i. e. the sleep of death).

4 Lit. Lest mine adversaries exult when I am moved.

5 Lit. But as for me: in thy loving-kindness have I trusted; let my heart exult in thy salvation. With joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation" Is. 12:3.

6 I will sing unto the LORD, because he hath dealt bountifully with me. "The Father hath loved me" S. Jo. 15:9. "And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; and hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth" Rev. 5:9, 10.


For the Chief Musician. (A Psalm) of David. Probably written after the bringing up of the Ark. See

V. II.

A lament for the general godlessness of the people.



I "The foolish man by flesh and fancy led,

His guilty heart with this fond thought hath fed: There is no God that reigneth.”—Sir Philip Sidney. 2-4 Nearly the same in Rom. 3:10-12.

2 They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good. "And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth" Gen. 6:12.

3 Lit. To see if there be any that have understanding, and seek after God.

4 Lit. They are all turned away (i. e. like apostates), altogether they have become corrupt. Rom. 1.

5 "Forthwith he came to Jesus, and said, Hail master" S. Mat. 26:49. See 2 Sam. 20:9.

Ps. XIII. 3 In 1 Sam. 14:29, "Mine eyes have been enlightened" signifies, I have been refreshed and strengthened. See Ezra 9:8. 6 The latter half of this verse is not in the Heb.

Ps. XIV. In the Heb. this psalm is nearly the same as Ps. 53:5-7. Inserted in the Gk. version from Rom. 3:13-18, where these verses are taken by S. Paul from other Scriptures as follows:-(5) Pss. 5:10; 140:3;



79:6 92:6


have they deceived: the poison of asps is under their lips.

6 Their mouth is full of cursing and bitterness; their feet are swift to shed blood.


7 Destruction and unhappiness is in their ways, and the way of peace have they not known: there is no fear of God before their eyes.

8 Have they no knowledge, that they are all such workers of mischief: eating up my people as it were bread, and call not upon the LORD?

9 There were they brought in great fear, even where no fear was: for God is in the generation of the righteous.

10 As for you, ye have made a mock at the counsel of the poor: because he putteth his trust in the LORD.

II Who shall give salvation unto Israel out of Sion? When the LORD turneth the captivity of of his people: then shall Jacob rejoice, and Israel shall be glad.

Int. 2d Sun. af. Epiph. P. C.

2:6 3:4 48:1,2

PSALM XV. Domine, quis habitabit? LORD, who shall dwell in thy 118:20 tabernacle: or who shall rest

upon thy holy hill?

32:2 2 Even he that leadeth an uncorrupt life: and doeth the thing which is right, and speaketh the truth from his heart.

3 He that hath used no deceit

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