Page images
[ocr errors]

7 The Lord taketh my part with them that help me: therefore Shall I see my desire upon mine enemies.

8 It is better to trust in the Lord: than to put any confidence in man.

9 It is better to trust in the Lord: than to put any confidence in princes.

10 All nations compassed me round about: but in the name of the Lord will I destroy them.

11 They kept me in on every side, they kept me in, I say, on every side: but in the Name of the Lord will I destroy them.

12 They came about me like bees, and are extinct even as the fire among the thorns: for in the Name of the Lord I will de

stroy them.

13 Thou hast thrust sore at me, that I might fall: but the Lord was my help

14 The Lord is my strength and my song: and is become my salvation.

15 The voice of joy and health is in the dwellings of the righteous: the right hand of the Lord bringeth mighty things to pafs.

16 The right hand of the Lord hath tlre preeminence: the right hand of the Lord bringeth mighty things to pass.

17 I shall not die but live: and declare the works of the Lord.

18 The Lord hath chastened and corrected me: but he hath not given me over unto death.

19 Open me the gates of righteousness: that I may go into them, and give thanks unto the Lord.

20 This is the gate of the Lord: the righteous shall enter into it. 21 I will thank thee, for thou hast heard me: and art become

my salvation,

22 * The same stone which the builders refused: is become the head-stone in the corner.

* T be fame Stone which the Builders refused, is, &c. of Israel; and was yet notwithstanding advanced to Tho' this passage may in some degree relate to David, the Kingd m, yet it more fully and completely belongs as he was despised by his Brethren and the great Men to Christ. Because as the Head-Stone in ibe Corner is

23 This is the Lords doing: and it is marvellous in our eyes.

24 This is the day which the Lord hath made: we will rejoice and be glad in it.

25 Help me now, O Lord: O Lord, fend us now prosperity.

26 Blessed be he that coineth in the Name of the Lord: we have wished you good luck ye that are of the house of the Lord.

27 God is the Lord who hath shewed us light: bind the facrifice with cords, yea, even unto the horns of the altar.

28 Thou art my God, and I will thank thee: thou art my God, and I will praise thee.

29 O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is gracious: and his mercy endureth for ever.

§ Psalm 119.

Beati immaculati.
Lessed are those that are undefiled in the way: and walk in

the law of the Lord. 2. Blessed are they that keep his testimonies: and seek him with their whole heart.

3 For they who do no wickedness: walk in his ways.

4 Thou hast charged: that we shall diligently keep thy commandments.

5 O that my ways were made sa direct: that I might keep thy statutes !

6 So shall I not be confounded: while I have respect unto all thy commandments.

7 I will thank thee with an unfeigned heart: when I shall have learned the judgments of thy righteousness.

8 I will keep thy ceremonies: O forsake me not utterly. that which is put as the Angle of a Building, to join taining eight Verses a piece. Each of the divisions, in both Walls together ;, as well as to sustain the Weight the original, beginning with a different Letter, in the of the Structure: So Jesus Christ is that Corner Stone order of the Hebrew Alphabet : and was probably which was rejected by the Jezus, but is become the Cor. done with a design to prepare the aitension of the ner Stone of the Church, and the Stone that binds and Reader, and help the memory. The chief purport of unites the Jews and Gentiles in the union of the fame, this Pía'm is to hew that a happy Life conlilts in the

This Psalm confils of twenty-two division, con



observation of the Law.


In quo corriget ?
Herewithal shall a young man cleanse his way: even

by ruling himself after thy word. 2 With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not go wrong out of thy commandments.

3 Thy words have I hid within my heart: that I should not sin against thee.

4 Blessed art thou, O Lord: O teach me thy statutes.

5 With my lips have I been telling : of all the judgments of thy mouth.

6 I have had as great delight in the way of thy testimonies : as in all inanner of riches.

7 I will talk of thy commandments: and have respect unto thy ways.

8 My delight shall be in thy statutes: and I will not forget thy word.

Retribue servo tuo. DO well unto thy servant : that I may live and keep thy word.

Open thou mine eyes : that I may see the wondrous things of thy law.

3 I am a stranger upon earth: 0 hide not thy commandments from me.

4 My soul breaketh out for the very fervent desire : that it hath alway unto thy judgments.

5 Thou hast rebuked the proud: and cursed are they that do err from thy commandments.

6 O turn from me shame and rebuke: for I have kept thy testimonies.

7 Princes also did fit and speak against me: but thy fervant is occupied in thy statutes.

[ocr errors]


* Open thou mine Eyes, that I may fee' the wondrous, herd the divine mysteries of heavenly Doctrine unless &c. As the Eye cannot see the Sun without the light it be illustrated by the light of God. of the Sun ; so neither can the human Mind compre


8 § For thy testimonies are my delight: and my counsellors.

Adbesit pavimento.
Y foul cleaveth to the dust: O quicken thou me according

to thy word.
2 I have acknowledged my ways, and thou heardest me: 0
teach me thy statutes.

3 Make me to understand the way of thy commandments: and so shall I talk of thy wondrous works.

4. My soul melteth away for very heavinels: comfort thou me according unto thy word.

5 Take from me the way of lying: and cause thou me to make much of thy law.

6 I have chosen the way of truth : and thy judgments have I laid before me. 7

I have stuck unto thy testimonies: O Lord, confound me

[ocr errors]



8 I will run the way of thy commandments: when thou haft
set my heart at liberty.

Legem pone.
EACH me, O Lord, the way of thy statutes: and I shall

keep it unto the end.
2 Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law: yea, I
shall keep it with


whole heart. 3 Make me to go in the path of thy commandments: for therein is my desire.

4. Incline my heart unto thy testimonies: and not to covetousness. :5

O turn away mine eyes, left they behold vanity: and quicken thou me in thy way.

6 O ftablish thy word in thy fervant: that I may fear thee.

For thy Testimonies are my delight and my Counselm Counsellors, reply'd, “ the Dead; meaning Books, Zors. King Alphonfus being aked who were the best which Aatter no Man, and teach the: Trutb pure and



7 Take away the rebuke that I am afraid of: for thy judgments are good.

8. Behold, my delight is in thy commandments: O quicken nie in thy righteousness.

Et veniat super me.
ET thy loving mercy come also unto me, O Lord: even thy

falvation, according unto thy word. 2 So shall I make answer unto my blasphemers: for my trust is in thy word.

30 take not the word of thy truth utterly out of my mouth: for my hope is in thy judgments.

4. So shall I alway keep thy law: yea, for ever and ever. 5 And I will walk at liberty: for I seek thy commandments.

6 I will speak of thy testimonies also, even before kings: and will not be ashamed.

7. And my delight shall be in thy commandments: which I have loved.

8 My hands also will I lift up unto thy commandments, which I have loved: and my study shall be in thy statutes.

Memor esto servi tui.
Think upon thy fervant, as concerning thy word: wherein

thou hast caused me to put my trust. 2 The fame is my comfort in my trouble: for thy word hath quickned me.

3 The proud have had me exceedingly in derision : yet have I not shrinked from thy law.

4 For I remembered thine everlasting judgments, O Lord: and received comfort.

5 I am horribly afraid : for the ungodly that forsake thy law.

6 Thy statutes have been my songs: in the house of my pilgrimage. unmixed. Far more properly might David term the their opinion : and adminifter the most effectual advice Laws of God his Counsellors. Since they will faithfully for his welfare. thew every Man to himself, who fincerely consults

[ocr errors]


« PreviousContinue »