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tisfy thee, and shew thee my the fir-tree, and the pine, and salvation.
the box-tree together : 11 Thou art my servant; I 19 That they may see, and have chosen thee, and not cast know, and consider, and under
stand together, that the hand of 12 I will deliver thee, and the Lord hath done this, and thou shalt not be given into the Holy One of Israel hath the hand of the men of whom created it. thou art afraid : I will surely ( 20 Hearken unto me, ye deliver thee, because thou hast that know righteousness, the put thy trust in me, saith the people in whose heart is my Lord.
law : fear ye not the reproach of 13 Fear thou not; for I men, neither be ye afraid of am with thee : be not dismay- their revilings. ed; for I am thy God: I will 21 For the moth shall eat strengthen thee; yea, I will them up like a garment, and the help thee; yea, I will uphold worm shall eat them like wool; thee with the right hand of my but my righteousness shall be righteousness.
salvation from 14 Only be thou strong and generation to generation. very courageous, that thou may- 22 Therefore the redeemed of est observe to do according to the Lord shall return, and everall the law which I have com- lasting joy shall be upon their manded thee : turn not from it head : they shall obtain glad, to the right hand nor to the ness and joy, and sorrow and left, that thou mayest prosper mourning shall flee away, whithersoever thou goest. 23 I, even I, am he that
15 And thou shalt rejoice in comforteth you: who art thou, the Lord, and shalt glory in the that thou shouldest be afraid of Holy One of Israel.
a man that shall die, and of the 16 When the poor and son of man which shall be made needy seek water, and there is
as grass ; none, and their tongue faileth 24 And forgettest the Lord for thirst, I the Lord will hear thy Maker, that hath stretched them, I the God of Israel will forth the heavens, and laid the not forsake them.
foundations of the earth; and 17 I will open rivers in high hast feared continually every places, and fountains in the day because of the fury of the midst of the valleys : I will oppressor, as if he were ready make the wilderness a pool of to destroy ? and where is the water, and the dry land springs fury of the oppressor ? of water.
25 The captive exile hast18 I will plant in the wil- eneth that he may be loosed, derness the cedar, the shittah- and that he should not die in tree, and the myrtle, and the the pit, nor that his bread oil-tree; I will set in the desert should fail.
26 But I am the Lord thying on his prey, when a multiGod, that divided the sea, whose tude of shepherds is called forth waves roared: The Lord of hosts against him, he will not be afraid is my name.
of their voice, nor abase himself 27 And I have put my
words for the noise of them : so shall in thy mouth, and I have covered the Lord of hosts come down to thee in the shadow of mine hand, fight for mount Zion, and for the that I may plant the heavens, hill thereof. and lay the foundations of the 6 As birds flying, so will the earth, and say unto Zion, Thou Lord of hosts defend Jerusalem; art my people.
defending also he will deliver it,
and passing over he will preLESSON XCVII. serve it.
7 There is none like unto the 0 LORD God of our fathers, God of Jeshurim, who rideth art thou not God in heaven? upon the heaven in thy help, and rulest thou not over all the and in his excellency in the kingdoms of the heathen ? and sky. in thine hand is there not power 8 Be not afraid nor dismayed and might, so that none is able by reason of a great multitude, to withstand thee?
for the battle is not yours but 2 Woe to them that
down God's. to Egypt for help, and stay on 9 The Lord is the shield of horses, and trust in chariots, thy help and the sword of thy because they are many; and in excellency. horsemen, because they are very 10 The Lord saveth not with strong: but they look not unto sword and spear, for the battle the Holy One of Israel, neither is the Lord's. seek the Lord.
11 Thus saith the Lord, 3 Yet he also is wise, and Let not the wise man glory will bring evil, and will not call in his wisdom, neither let the back his words : but will arise mighty man glory in his might, against the house of the evil- let not the rich man glory in his doers, and against the help of riches : them that work iniquity.
12 But let him that glorieth, 4 Now the Egyptians are glory in this, that he undermen and not God, and their standeth and knoweth me, that horses flesh and not spirit: when I am the Lord, which exercise: the Lord shall stretch out his loving-kindness, judgement, and hand, both he that helpeth shall righteousness in the earth; for fall, and he that is holpen shall in these things I delight, saith fall down, and they all shall fail the Lord. What confidence is together.
this wherein thou trustest? 5 For thus hath the Lord
13 I say, sayest thou (but spoken unto me, Like as the they are but vain words,) I have lion and the young lion roar- counsel and strength for wars
now on whom dost thou trust, 23 The eternal God is thy that thou rebellest against me? refuge, and underneath thee are
14 Lo, thou trustest in the the everlasting arms. staff of a broken reed; whereon 24 The God of thy father if a man lean, it will go into his shall help thee, and the Alhand, and pierce it.
mighty shall bless thee with 15 But if thou say to me, blessings of heaven above, and We trust in the Lord our God; of the deep that lieth under. I am with thee, to save thee, 25 The beloved of the Lord and to deliver thee, saith the shall dwell in safety by him ; Lord.
and the Lord shall cover him 16 And I will deliver thee all the day long, and he shall out of the hand of the wicked, dwell between his shoulders. and I will redeem thee out of 26 Thus saith the Lord that the hand of the terrible.
created thee, O Jacob, and he 17 And of whom hast thou that formed thee, O Israel been afraid or feared, that thou Fear not: for I have redeemed hast lied, and hast not remem- thee, I have called thee by thy bered me, nor laid it to thine name; thou art mine. heart? have not I held my peace
27 When thou passest through even of old, and thou fearest me the waters, I will be with thee; not?
and when through the rivers, · 18 I will declare thy righte- they shall not overflow thee: Qusness, and thy works; for they when thou walkest through the shall not profit thee.
fire, thou shalt not be burned; | 19 When thou criest, let neither shall the flame kindle thy companies deliver thee: but upon thee. the wind shall carry them all 28 For I am the Lord thy away; vanity shall take them: God, the Holy One of Israel, but he that putteth his trust thy saviour. in me shall possess the land, and shall inherit my holy moun- LESSON XCVIII. tain.
20 Be strong and of a good God is our refuge and strength, courage, fear not, nor be afraid:
a very present help in trouble. for the Lord thy God, he it is 2 Therefore will not we fear, that doth go with thee, he will though the earth be removed, not fail thee nor forsake thee. and though the mountains be
21 And the Lord, he it is carried into the midst of the that doth
before thee, he will be with thee, he will not fail 3 Though the waters thereof thee, neither forsake thee: fear roar, and be troubled, though not, neither be dismayed.
the mountains shake with the 22 The Lord thy God bare swelling thereof. thee as a man doth bear his
4 There is a river, the streams in all the
whereof shall make glad the city
of God; the holy place of the 18 For thou art the glory of tabernacles of the Most High. their strength; and in thy fa
5 God is in the midst of her; vour our horn shall be exalted. she shall not be moved : God 19 For the Lord is our deshall help her, and that right fence; and the Holy One of early.
Israel is our king. 6 The heathen raged, the 20 This is the heritage of kingdoms were moved : he the servants of the Lord, and uttered his voice, the earth their righteousness is of me, melted.
saith the Lord. 7 The Lord of hosts is with 21 They that trust in the us, the God of Jacob is our re
Lord shall be as mount Zion, fuge.
which cannot be removed, but T8 The Lord redeemeth the abideth for ever. soul of his servants : and none 22 As the mountains are of them that trust in him shall round about Jerusalem, so the be desolate.
Lord is round about his people; 9 Many are the afflictions of from henceforth even for ever. the righteous : but the Lord de- 23 The Lord is exalted ; livereth him out of them all. for he dwelleth on high: he
10 The righteous cry, and hath filled Zion with judgement the Lord heareth, and delivereth and righteous them out of all their troubles. 24 And wisdom and know
11 The righteous shall be ledge shall be the stability of glad in the Lord, and shall trust our times, and the strength of in him: and all the upright in salvation : the fear of the Lord heart shall glory.
is our treasure. 12 Their redeemer is strong;
25 The Lord of hosts shall the Lord of hosts is his name. be for a crown of glory, and for
13 The humble shall see this, a diadem of beauty unto the and be glad : and their heart residue of his people. shall live that seek God.
26 And for a spirit of judge14 For the Lord heareth the ment to him that sitteth in poor, and despiseth not his pri- judgement, and for strength to
them that turn the battle to the 15 Let the heaven and earth gate. praise him, the seas and every
27 And there shall be a tathing that moveth therein. bernacle for a shadow in the
16 Blessed is the people that day-time from the heat, and for know the joyful sound : they a place of refuge, and for a coshall walk, O Lord, in the light vert from storm and from rain. of thy countenance.
28 At that day shall a man 17 In thy name shall they look to his Maker, and his eyes rejoice all the day: and in thy shall have respect to the Holy righteousness shall they be ex- One of Israel. alted.
29 Surely, shall one say, in
the Lord have I righteousness is that people whose God is the and strength : even to him shall Lord. men come, and shall stay them- 40 Not unto us, O Lord, selves upon the God of Israel; not unto us, but unto thy name the Lord of hosts is his name. give glory; for thy mercy, and
30 So shall they fear the for thy truth's sake. name of the Lord from the west, 41 Wherefore should the and his glory from the rising of heathen say, Where is now the sun: when the enemy shall their God? come in like a flood, the spirit 42 But our God is in the of the Lord shall lift up a stand- heavens : he hath done whatard against him.
soever he pleased. 31 We will rejoice in thy 43 Their idols are silver and salvation, and in the name of gold, the work of men's hands. our God we will set up our 44 They have mouths, but banners.
they speak not; eyes have they, 32 The Lord hath founded but they see not: Zion, and the poor of his peo- 45 They have ears, but they ple shall trust in it.
hear not; noses have they, but | 33 Now know I that the they smell not: Lord saveth his servant: he 46 They have hands, but will hear him from his holy they handle not; feet have they, heaven,with the saving strength but they walk not; neither speak of his right hand.
they through their throat. 34 Be ye strong therefore, 47 They that make them are and let not your hands be weak, like unto them; so is every one for your work shall be rewarded. that trusteth in them.
35 Some trust in chariots, 48 O Israel, trust thou in the and some in horses : but we Lord : he is their help and their will remember the name of the shield. Lord our God.
49 O house of Aaron, trust 36 They are brought down in the Lord : he is their help and fallen; we are risen and and their shield. stand upright.
50 Ye that fear the Lord, 37 Except the Lord build trust in the Lord : he is their the house, they labour in vain help and their shield. that build it: except the Lord 51 The Lord hath been mindkeep the city, the watchman ful of us : he will bless us : he waketh but in vain.
will bless the house of Israel, he 38 It is vain for you to rise will bless the house of Aaron. up early, to sit up late, to eat 52 He will bless them that the bread of sorrows: for he fear the Lord, both small and giveth his beloved sleep. great.
39 The blessing of the Lord, 53 The Lord shall increase it maketh rich, and he addeth you more and more, you and no sorrow with it: yea, happy your children.