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8 Assur also is joined with them: and have holpen the children of Lot.

9 But do thou to them as unto the Madianites: unto Sisera, and unto Jabin at the brook of Kison;

'10 Who perished at , Endor: and became as the dung of the earth.

11 Make them and their princes like Oreb and Zeb: yea, make all their princes like as Zeba and Salmana;

12 Who say, Let us take to ourselves: the houses of God in possession. 13

God make them like unto a wheel. and as the stubble before the wind;

14 Like as the fire that burneth up the wood: and as the fame that consumeth the mountains.

15 Persecute them even so with thy tempeft: and make them afraid with thy storm.

16 Make their faces ashamed, O Lord: that they may seek thy name.

17. Let them be confounded and vexed ever more and more: let them be put to shame and perish.

18 And they shall know that thou whose Name is Jehovah: art only the most Highest over all the earth.

§ Psalm 84. Quam dile&ta!
HOW amiable are thy dwellings thou Lord of hosts!

2 My soul hath a desire and longing to enter into the bled themselves to make War against the Israelites, the a wild Man; his hand will be again every Man, and Prophet intrears God to subdue them as he had for every Man's band against him: and he hall awell in the merly done to the Kings who made War against Ifrael prejence of all is Brethren. in the times of the Judges. This Psalm is thought to § The royal Prophet being excluded from the pub. I refer to the affair related in 2 Chron. xx.

lic worship of God in the Tabernacle, by his Son * The Tabernacles of the Edomites and the Ismaelites, Abjalom's Rebellion, expresses a most ardent defire of &c. There is great propriety in the expression Taber- being restore1 to it,-celebrates the happiness of those macles. For the wild Arabs who are the descendents of who could attend it at all times--and declares he Ijmuel live in Tents continually, as well in Peace as fhuld prefer that happiness before every other worldly War. And in them is fulfilled at this very Day that advantage without it. remarkable Prophecy Genefis xvi. 12. He will be


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S. courts of the Lord: my heart and my flesh rejoice in the living God.

3 Yca, the sparrow hath found her an house, and the swallow a nest

, where she may lay her young: even thy altars, O Lo:d of hosts, my King and my God.

4. Blefied are they that dwell in thy house: they will be alway praising thce.

5 Bessed is the man whose strength is in thee: in whose heart are thy ways.

ó Who going through the vale of misery, use it for a well: and the poo's are filled with water.

7 They will go from strength to strength: and unto the God of gods appeareth every one of them in Sion.

8 O Lord God of hosts hear my prayer: hearken, O God of Jacob.

9 Behold, O God our defender: and look upon the face of thine Anointed.

IC For one day in thy courts: is better than a thousand.

11 I had rather be a door-keeper in the house of my God; than to dweil in the tents of ungodliness.

12 For the Lord God is a light and defence: the Lord will give grace and worship, and no good thing ihall he withhold from them that live a godly fise.

* O Lord God of hosts: blessed is the man that putteth his trust in thee.

|| Psalm 85. Benedixisii, Domine. ORD, though art become gracious unto thy land: though

hast turned away the captivity of Jacob. 2 Thou hast forgiven the offence of thy people: and covered all their sins.



* O Lord God of hosis: blefsid is the Man that put. “ prosperity when thou seest it beft for us." Such a'lo teth his trufi, &c. Which is as if David had said may be the Consolation of ev ry fincere Chriftian un. “ Though we are at present distresied, and forced to der afil cion. “ wander far distant from thy Tabernacle ; yet, this || This Psalm is supposed to have been occasioned by comfort still remains; we can stili firmly rely on thy the retorn of the ! j'aelites from their Babylonian Capti. *s goodness, that thou wilt deliver us, and restore us to vity; wher, the Temple being rebuilt &c. the people

3 Thou hast taken away all thy displeasure : and turned thyself from thy wrathful indignation.

4 Turn us then, O God our Saviour: and let thine anger cease from us.

5 Wilt thou be displeased at us for ever: and wilt thou stretch out thy wrath from one generation to another ?

6 Wilt thou not turn again and quicken us: that thy people may rejoice in thee?

7 Shew us thy mercy, O Lord: and grant us thy falvation.

8 I will hearken what the Lord God will say concerning me: for he shall speak peace unto his people, and to his faints, that they turn not again. 9

* For his falvation is nigh them that fear him: that glory may dwell in our land.

10 Mercy and truth are met together : righteousness and peace have kiffed each other.

11 Truth shall Aourish out of the earth: and righteousness hath looked down from heaven.

12 Yea, the Lord shall Thew loving kindness: and our land shall-give her increase.

13 Righteousness shall go before him: and he shall direct his going in the way.


ll Psalm 86. Inclina Domnine. O W down thine ear, O Lord, and hear me: for I am poor

and in mifery. 2 | Presurve thou my soul, for I am holy: my God, fave thy servant that putteth his trust in thee. began to be united into one body and to be elevated but Jejus Chrift, concerning whom it is said that he wiih hopes of their former gly Though, in a sub- was mude Flesh and dwelt among us (and we beh la bis lim-r senie, it has been thought to refer to the times Glory, the Glory as of the only begoiten of the Father) of the M Mah.

full of Grace «nd Truth. Joh 1: 14. He is alfa faid For bis Salvation is nigh them that fear him; to be the Glory of his People Ifrael. Luke ii. 32. thar Glory, c. This was completely tuluilled in none | David, conscious of his own Weakness and need

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S. : Day xvii. 3 Be merciful unto me, O Lord: for I will call daily upon thee.

4 Comfort the soul of thy forvant: for unto thee, O Lord, do I lifi

5 For thou, Lord, art good and gracious: and of great mercy unto all them that call upon thee.

6 Give ear, Lord, unto my prayer: and ponder the voice of my huinble desires.

7 In the time of my trouble I will call upon thee: for thou hearest me.

8. Among the gods there is none like unto thee, O Lord: there is not one that can do as thou doest.

9 All nations whom thou hast made, shall come and worship thee, O Lord: and shall glorify thy Name.

10 For thou art great, and doest wondrous things: thou art God alone.

11 Teach me thy way, O Lord, and I will walk in thy truth: 0 knit my heart unto thee, that I may fear thy Name.

12 I will thank thee, O Lord my God, with all my heart: and will praise thy Name for evermore.

13 For great is thy mercy toward me: and thou hast delitered my soul from the nethermost hell.

14 O God, the proud are risen against me: and the congregations of naughty men have sought after my soul, and have not set thee before their eyes.

15 But thou, O Lord God, art full of compassion and mercy: long-suffering, plenteous in goodness and truth.

16 O turn thee then unto me, and have mercy upon me: give thy strength unto thy servant, and help the son of thine handmaid. of the divine Affance, here earnestly calls upon God that in Gud's highe no Man living fall be justified: j'et to help, teach, govern, and establish him in Innocency David might be said to be boly in respect of his eneof Life. He prays to him with a firm confidence of mies; and might therefore have reason to hope that being heard ; and at the fame Time proclaims his in- God on that account would few Kindness to him in finite power, Majesty, and Mercy.

preference to them, because, as the Man chat had † Preserve thou my Soul, for I am boly &c. This Ex. been born blind juftly observed, We know that Ged presion may at first sight appear harsh for David to beareth rot Sinners: b t if any Man be a Worshipper of utter concerning himself; because, he says elsewhere God and doeth his Will, hım be heareth John 9. 31.


17 Shew some token upon me for good, that they who hate me may see it, and be ashamed: because thou, Lord hast holpen, me, and comforted me.

§ Psalm 87. Fundamenta ejus. ER foundations are upon the holy hills: the Lord loveth

the gates of Sion more than all the dwellings of Jacob. 2 Very excellent things are spoken of thee: thou city of God.

3 I will think upon Rahab and Babylon: with them that know me. 4 Behold


the Philistines also: and they of Tyre, with the Morians; lo, there was he born.

5 And of Sion it shall be reported that he was born in her: and the most High shall stablish her.

6 The Lord shall rehearse it when he writeth up the people: that he was born there. 7

The fingers also and trumpeters shall he rehearse: all my fresh fprings shall be in thee.

| Psalm 88. Domine Deus. Lord God of my salvation, I have cried day and night be,

fore thee: O let my prayer enter into thy presence, incline thine ear unto my calling.

2 For my soul is full of trouble: and my life draweth nigha

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3 I am counted as one of them that go down into the pit: and I have been even as a man that hath no strength.

4 Free among the dead, like unto them that are wounded, and lie in the grave: who are out of remembrance, and are cut away from thy hand.

5 Thou hast laid me in the lowest pit: in a place of darkness and in the deep.

The Prophet here celebrates the praises ofthe City Judea as to the Men of renown wlio werd natives of it, of Jerusalem and Mount Sion, in preference to all the | This Psalm seems to have been composed by one neighbouring Kingdoms and Ciries: who, although who was under the deepest Afiction, and almost de. they might boaft of famous and remarkable Per prived of all consolation. He represents herein she fonages being born among them; yet could not equal violence and continuance of his Sufferigns, and the

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