The Psalms - Ferrar Fenton Bible Translation page 664

The Psalms, Solomon and Sacred Writers

TRANSLATED. DIRECT FROM THE HEBREW TEXT. The period when David wrote was from 1063 to 1015 B.C. THE FIRST BOOK OF PSALMS. CHIEFLY WRITTEN l BY DAVID THE KING. PSALM 1. ®n the Qiiglyfnznmw mm:. Blast is the man who has not walked beneath the sinners’ groves 1 And not stood on the path of vice, not sat where scoHe1·s sit; Who in ]E1~1ovAn’s Laws delights, And seeks His rules by day and night. Like trees beside the flowing stream, Which bear their- fruit in season due, Their leaves fade not, and they succeed, In all they undertake todo. Not so the bad, they are like chaff, Which winds, will driveaway; The bad will not attain to.ru1e· not sinners hold the good. For good men’s path the LOR‘D prepares, but breaks the bad me¤'s road. 6 PSALM 2. @2: ily: Snlig nf llbppusiug ®¤h. Why do the heathenrage? and Tribes contrivein vain? The Kings of- earth collect, and Princes plan as one, Againstthe LORD’,s Messiah ? ‘ Let us breakpfrom His bands, and strip His cords away) But Heaven's dweller laughs; my Prince will smile at them. Then speak to them in wrath, and, angry, till with dread. ‘ Stay! I will seat my King on Zionfs Holy Hill. And I proclaim the fact,. the L1FE_dec1ared to me, ‘ To—day I hare brought out yourself who are my son; Ask me, and I will make the Heathen your Estate And Earth’s bounds you shall hold. ‘ You wield an iron staff, that forms or breaks the pots; So, now you Kings, attend,—-earth, rulers now reform, With reverence. serveithe LORD, and tremblingly rejoice, His Son kiss, lest_He grieve, and thus your path be lost.’ If His face lights a spark all trusting Him are blest. 66 5 IO II I2
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