Psalm 19

For the end, a Psalm of David.

1 The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament proclaims the work of his hands. 2 Day to day 1utters speech, and night to night proclaims knowledge. 3 There are no speeches or words, 2in which their voices are not heard. 4 3Their voice is gone out into all the earth, and their words to the ends of the world. 5 In the sun he has set his tabernacle; and he comes forth as a bridegroom out of his chamber: he will exult as a giant to run his course. 6 His going forth is from the extremity of heaven, and his 4circuit to the other end of heaven: and no one shall be hidden from his heat.

7 The law of the Lord is 5perfect, converting souls: the testimony of the Lord is faithful, instructing babes. 8 The ordinances of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the Lord is bright, enlightening the eyes. 9 The fear of the Lord is pure, enduring for ever and ever: the judgments of the Lord are true, and justified altogether. 10 To be desired more than gold, and much precious stone: sweeter also than honey and the honey-comb. 11 For thy servant keeps to them: in the keeping of them there is great reward.

12 Who will understand his transgressions? purge thou me from my secret sins. 13 And spare thy servant the attack of strangers: if they do not gain the dominion over me, then shall I be blameless, and I shall be clear from great sin. 14 So shall the sayings of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be pleasing continually before thee, O Lord my helper, and my redeemer.

Psalm 20

For the end, a Psalm of David.

1 The Lord hear thee in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob defend thee. 2 Send thee help from the sanctuary, and aid thee out of Sion. 3 Remember all thy 6sacrifice, and enrich thy whole-burnt-offering. Pause. 4 Grant thee according to thy


heart, and fulfill all thy desire. 5 We will exult in thy salvation, and in the name of our God shall we be magnified: the Lord fulfil all thy petitions.

6 Now I know that the Lord has saved his Christ: he shall hear him from his holy heaven: the salvation of his right hand is mighty. 7 Some glory in chariots, and some in horses: but we will 7glory in the name of the Lord our God. 8 They are overthrown and fallen: but we are risen, and have been set upright. 9 O Lord, save the king: and hear us in whatever day we call upon thee.

1 Gr. eructat.

2 Gr. of which.

3 Rom. 10. 18.

4 Gr. meeting.

5 Gr. spotless.

6 Or, meat-offering.

7 Gr. be magnified.


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