Psalm 15

A Psalm of David.

1 O Lord, who shall sojourn in thy tabernacle? and who shall dwell in thy holy mountain?

2 He that walks blameless, and works righteousness, who speaks truth in his heart. 3 Who has not spoken craftily with is tongue, neither has done evil to his neighbour, nor taken up a reproach against them that dwelt nearest to him. 4 In his sight an evil-worker is set at nought, but he honours them that fear the Lord. He swears to his neighbour, and disappoints him not. 5 He has not 1lent his money on usury, and has not received bribes against the innocent. He that does these things shall never be moved.

Psalm 16

A writing of David.

1 Keep me, O Lord; for I have hoped in thee. 2 I said to the Lord, Thou art my Lord; for thou has no need of my 2goodness. 3 On behalf of the saints that are in his land, he has magnified all his pleasure in them. 4 Their weaknesses have been multiplied; afterward they hasted. I will by no means assemble their bloody meetings, neither will I make mention of their names with my lips. 5 The Lord is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou art he that restores my inheritance to me. 6 The lines have fallen to me in the best places, yea, I have a most excellent heritage.

7 I will bless the Lord who has instructed me; my reins too have chastened me even 3till night. 8 I foresaw the Lord always before my face; for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved. 9 Therefore my heart rejoiced an my tongue exulted; moreover also my flesh shall rest in hope: 10 because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither 4wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. 11 Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; thou wilt fill me with joy with thy countenance: at thy right hand there are delights for ever.

Psalm 17

A prayer of David.

1 Hearken, O Lord 5of my righteousness, attend to my petition; give ear to my prayer not uttered with deceitful lips. 2 Let my judgment come forth from thy presence;


let mine eyes behold righteousness. 3 Thou has proved mine heart; thou hast visited me by night; thou hast tried me as with fire, and unrighteousness has not been found in me: I am purposed that my mouth shall not speak amiss. 4 As for the works of men, by the words of thy lips I have 6guarded myself from hard ways. 5 Direct my steps in thy paths, that my steps slip not.

6 I have cried, for thou heardest me, O God: incline thine ear to me, and hearken to my words. 7 Shew the marvels of thy mercies, thou that savest them that hope in thee. 8 Keep me as the apple of the eye from those that resist thy right hand: thou shalt screen me by the covering of thy wings, 9 from the face of the ungodly that have afflicted me: mine enemies have compassed about my soul. 10 They have enclosed themselves with their own fat: their mouth has spoken pride. 11 They have now cast me out and compassed me round about: they have set their eyes so as to bow them down to the ground. 12 They laid wait for me as a lion ready for prey, and like a lion's whelp dwelling in secret places. 13 Arise, O Lord, prevent them, and cast them down: deliver my soul from the ungodly: draw thy sword, 14 because of the enemies of thine hand: O Lord, destroy them from the earth; scatter them in their life, though their belly has been filled with thy hidden treasures: they have been satisfied with 7uncleanness, and have left the remnant of their possessions to their babes.

15 But I shall appear in righteousness before thy face: I shall be satisfied when thy glory appears.

1 Gr. given.

2 Gr. good deeds, or things.

3 Possibly, during the night, q.d. as long as night lasted.

4 Acts 13. 35.

5 Or, to my righteous plea, etc.

6 Lit. I have observed hard ways.

7 Alex. children.


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