Excerpt from A New Literal Version of the Book of Psalms, Vol. 1: With a Preface and Notes Whenever a new interpretation of obscure and difficult writings is offered, it is naturally expected that some account should be given of the rules some which interpreter has taken for his guides. I shall therefore here state, as briefly as may be, those by which I have endeavoured to direct myself in the present attempt. The authors of the books of scripture used an intelligible style; that is, they wrote according to the received methods of speaking among their countrymen - an established and regular syntax, and the dictates of good sense. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.