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5 For I know that the Lord is great: and that our God is above all gods.

6. Whatsoever the Lord pleased, that did he in heaven, and in earth: in the sea, and in all deep places.

7 He bringeth forth the clouds from the ends of the world: and sendeth forth lightnings with the rain, bringing the winds out of his treasures.

8 He smote the first-born of Egypt: both of man and beast. 9

He hath sent tokens and wonders into the midst of thee, O thou land of Egypt: upon Pharaoh, and all his servants.

10 He smote divers nations : and flew mighty kings;

11 Sehon king of the Amorites, and Og the king of Basan: and all the kingdoms of Canaan ;

12 And gave their land to be an heritage : even an heritage unto Israel his people.

13 Thy. Name, O Lord, endureth for ever : so doth thy memorial, O Lord, from one generation to another.

14 For the Lord: will avenge his people, and be gracious unto his servants.

15 As for the images of the heathen, they are but silver and gold: the work of mens hands.

16 They have mouths, and speak not: eyes have they, but they see not.

17 They have ears, and yet they hear not : neither is there any breath in their mouths.

18 They that make them are like unto them: and fo are all they that put their trust in them.

19 Praise the Lord, ye house of Israel : praise the Lord, ye house of Aaron.

20 Praise the Lord, ye house of Levi: ye that fear the Lord, praise the Lord.

21 Praised be the Lord out of Sion : who dwelleth at Jerusalem.

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Psalın 136. Confitemini.
Give thanks unto the Lord, for he is gracious: and his mer-

cy endureth for ever. 2 o give thanks unto the God of all gods: for his mercy endureth for ever.

3 O thank the Lord of all lords: for his mercy endurcth for ever. 4 Who only doeth great wonders: for his mercy endureth for




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5 Who by his excellent wisdom made the heavens: for his mer-, cy endureth for ever.

6 Who laid out the earth above the waters: for his mercy endureth for ever.

7 Who hath made great lights: for his mercy endureth for ever; 8 The sun to rule the day: for his mercy endureth for ever;

9 The moon and the stars to govern the night: for his merey endureth for ever.

10 Who smote Egypt with their first-born : for his mercy endureth for ever;

11 And brought out Israel from among them: for his mercy en dureth for ever ;

: 12 With a mighty hand, and stretched out arm: for his mercy endureth for ever ;

13 Who divided the Red sea, in two parts: for his mercy endureth for ever..

14 And made Israel to go through the midst of it: for his mercy endureth for ever.

15 But as for Pharaoh and his host, he overthrew them in the Red sea : for his mercy endureth for ever.

16 Who led his people through the wilderness: for his mercy endureth for ever.

I This may be reckoned amongst the historical been displayed in the works of the creation, and in Psalms, and was sung alternately, Ezra iii. 10. 11. the deliverance of the Israelites from the bondage of. The Psalmist herein celebrates the praises of God, and Egypt and giving them polfellion of Canaan.. particularly his infinite power and goodness, which had

17 Who frote great kings: for his mercy endureth for ever; 18 Yea, and flew mighty kings:' for his mercy endureth for ever; 19 Sehon king of the Amorites: for his mercy endureth for ever; 20 And Og the King of Basan: for his mercy endureth for ever;

21 And gave 'away their land for an heritage: for his mercy endureth for ever;

22 Even for an heritage unto Israel his servant : for his Mercy endureth for ever. 1. 23: Who remembred us when we were in trouble: for his mercy endureth for ever.

24 And hath delivered us from our enemies : for his mercy endureth for

25 Who giveth food to all Flesh: for his mercy endureth for

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26 O give thanks unto the God of heaven: for his n.ercy endureth for ever.

27 o give thanks unto thë Lord of lords: for his mercy endureth for ever.

* Psalm 137. Super Aumino. Y the waters of Babylon, we sat down and wept: when we re

membred thee, O Sion. 2 As for our harps, we hanged them up: upon the trees that a therein.

3 For they that led us away captive, required of us then a song, and melody in our heaviness : Sing us, one of the songs of Sion.

4. How shall we fing the Lords song : in a strange land ?

5 If I forget thee, Jerufalem: let my right hand forget her cunning.

6 if I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth, yea, if I prefer not Jerusalem. in my mirth.


This Psalm feems to have been composed by the foon after their return ; when they saw the impending Levite Singers when they were Captives in Babylon, or destruction of that City.

7 Remember the children of Edom, O Lord, in the day of Jerusalem: how they said, Down with it, down with it, even to the ground.

8 O daughter of Babylon, wasted with misery : yea, happy shall he be that rewardeth thee, as thou hast served us.

9 Blessed shall he be that taketh thy children: and throweth them against the stones.

+ Psalın 138. Confitebor tibi. Will give thanks unto thee, O Lord, with my whole heart:

even before the gods will I sing praise unto thee. 2 I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy Name, because of thy loving kindness and truth: for thou hast magnified thy Name, and thy word above all things.

3 When I called upon thee, thou heardėst me: and enduedst-my soul with much strength.

All the kings of the earth shall praise thee, O Lord: for they have heard the words of thy mouth.

5 Yea, they shall sing in the ways of the Lord': that great is the glory of the Lord.

6 For though the Lord be high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly: as for the proud, he beholdeth them afar off.

7 Though I walk in the midst of trouble, yet shalt thou refresh me: thou shalt stretch forth thy hand upon the furiousness of mine enemies, and thy right hand shall save me.

8 The Lord shall make good his loving kindness towards me: yea, thy mercy, O Lord, endureth for ever; despise not then the works of thine own hands.


|| Psalm 139. Domini, probasti. Lord, thou hast searched me out, and known me: thou

knoweft my down-fitting, and mine up-rising, thou understandeft my thoughts long before.

David here promises publickly to celebrate the divine Worship: expresling a firm confidence in God's praises of God for his Mercies towards him ; and ex- help and protection under every circumstance of Life.

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horts all the Kings of the Earth to join with him in

2 Thou art about my path, and about my bed: and spiest out

all my ways.

3 For lo, there is not a word in my tongue : but thou, O Lord, knówest it altogether.

4 Thou hast fashioned me behind and before: and laid thine hand upon me.

5 Such knowledge is too wonderful and excellent for me I cannot attain unto it.

6 Whither shall I go then from thy fpirit : or whither shall I go then from thy presence ?


7. If I climb up into heaven, thou art there : if I go down to hell, thou art there alfo.

8 If I take the wings of the morning: and remain in the uttermost parts of the sea ;

9 Even there also shall thy hand lead me : and thy right hand fhall hold me.

10 If I say, Peradventure the darkness shall cover me: then shall my night be turned to day.

11 Yea, the darkness is no darkness with thee, but the night is as clear as the day: the darkness and light to thee are both alike.

12 For my reins are thine: thou hast covered me in my mathers womb.

13 I will give thanks unto thee, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works, and that my foul know.eth right well.

14 My bones are not hid from thee: though I be made secretly, and fashioned beneath in the earth.. Thine

my substance, yet being imperfect: and in thy book, were all my members written;

|| David here celebrates God's Omnipresence, his in- very sublime and awful' description of God's universal finite Knowledge and wonderful Skill in the forma presence and perfect knowledge of all things affords tion of the human Body. He expreffes his delight in a most powerful motive to Virtue, and discouragement contemplating the Works of Providence--and his to Vice. For what Man:coud, dare to live wickedly averfion to Sin--and earnefly intreats God to cleanse under the apprehension that he is continually in the him from all Iniquity.

presence of an infieitely holy and just God, who will * Q. Lord thou haft searcked me out, &c. &c. This. mof affuredly. punish all Workers of. Iniquity!:


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