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19 Let me not be confounded, O Lord, for I have called upon thee: let the ungodly be put to confusion, and be put to silence

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20 Let the lying lips be put to silence: which cruelly, disdainfully, and despitefully speak against the righteous.

21 O how plentiful is thy goodness which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee: and that thou hast prepared for them that put their trust in thee, even before the fons of men !

22 Thou shalt hide them privily by thiné own presence from the provoking of all men: thou shalt keep them secretly in thy tabernacle from the strife of tongues.

23 Thanks be to the Lord: for he hath shewed me marvellous great kindness in a strong city.

24 And when I made haste, I said: I am cast out of the fight

of thine eyes.

25 Nevertheless, thou heardest the voice of my prayer: when I cried unto thee,

26 I love the Lord, all ye his saints: for the Lord preserveth them that are faithful, and plenteoully, rewardeth the proud doer. 27 Be strong, and he shall establish

heart: all


put your trust in the Lord.


| Psalm 32. Beati, quorum. Leffed is he, whose unrighteousness is forgiven: and whose

fin is covered. 2 Blessed is the man unto whom the Lord imputeth no fin: and in whose spirit there is no guile.

O love the Lord, all ye bis Saints, &c. If David Pfalms; and teaches us that ilan's true happiner canfound reason for such an affectionate exclamation on fifts in the pardon of his Sins, and in the priry of his account of some temporal deliverance: then how much Conscience which is to be obtained by fica ely conought it to be the sentiment of every Christian who felling, and forsaking our Iniquities: and concludes enjoys the light of the blessed Gospel; in which God with an earnest Exhortation to Repentance, and Ho. hath declared that he will reward every Man according liness of Life. to his works, in the Day when he shall judge the secrets Blefjed is he whole Unrighteousness, &c. This par of Men by Christ Jesus.

age is quoted by St. Paul in the fourth chapter vi che | This is the jecond in the number of the penitential Epistle to the Romans with a design to fhew that to 3 Sing unto the Lord a new song: sing praises lustily unto him with a good courage. Man had a claim to the blessings and privileges of the with the utmoft fervency and fincerity, from the conGospel on account of his observing the rites and cere- fideration or goodness, righteousness, and powery which monies of the Law of Mofes, neither because he was a appear in the works of his Creation and Providence.. Jew or a Gentile: but that these were the gift alone of He represents God also as seeing all things, examinipg God's unmerited favour to all of every, Nation, who the actions of all Mer, and displaying his mercy, co. Mould-believe and embrace the Gospel

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3 For while I held my tongue: my bones consumed away through my daily complaining.

4 For thy hand is heavy upon me day and night: and my moisture is like the drought in summer.

5 I will acknowledge my sin unto thee: and mine unrighteousness have I not hid.

6 I said, I will confess my fins unto the Lord: and so thou forgavest the wickedness of


fin. 7 For this shall every one that is godly make his prayer unto thee, in a time when thou mayest be found: but in the great water-floods they shall not come nigh him.

8 Thou art a place to hide me in, thou shalt preserve me from trouble: thou shalt compass me about with fongs of deliverance,

9. I will inform thee, and teach thee in the way wherein thou fhalt go: and I will guide thee with mine eye.

10 Be ye not like to horse and mule, which have no understanding: whose mouths must be held with bit and bridle, lest they fall upon

thee. 11 Great plagues remain for the ungodly: but whoso putteth his trust in the Lord, mercy embraceth him on every side.

12 Be glad, Oye righteous, and rejoice in the Lord: and be joyful all ye that are true of heart.

§ Psalm 33. Exultate, justi. Ejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous : for it becometh well the

just to be thankful. 2 Praise the Lord with harp: fing praises unto him with the lute, and instrument of ten strings.

wards them that fear and trust in him. $ David here exhorts the Righteous to praise God.


4 For the word of the Lord is true: and all his works are faithful.

5 He loveth righteousness and judgment: the earth is full of the goodnefs of the Lord.

6. By the word of the Lord were the heavens made: and all the hosts of them by the breath of his mouth.

7 He gathereth the waters of the fea together as it were upon an heap: and layeth up the deep as in a treasure-house. 8 Let all the earth fear the Lord: stand in awe of him all

ye that dwell in the world;

9 For he {pake, and it was done : he commanded, and it stood fait.

10 The Lord bringeth the counsel of the heathen to nought: and maketh the devices of the people to be of none effect, and easteth out the counsels of princes.

11 The counsel of the Lord shall endure for ever: and the thoughts of his heart from generation to generation.

12 Blessed are the people whose God is the Lord Jehovah: and bleffed are the folk that he hath chosen to him to be his inheritance.

13 The Lord looked down from heaven, and beheld all the children of men : from the habitation of his dwelling he considereth all them that dwell on the earth.

He fashioneth all the hearts of them: and understandeth all their works.

15 There is no king that can be saved by the multitude of an hoft: neither is any mighty man delivered by much-strength.

16 A horse is counted but a vain thing to save a man.: neither fhall he deliver any man. by his great strength.

17 * Behold, the eye of the Lord is upon them that fear him: and upon them that put their trust in his mercy.


Behold the Eye of the Lord is upon then, &c. From him as will engage us to obey. his commands; and hence it may be observ'd, that the true way to make to repose luch a pious trust in him, as will make us reGod our Friend is to have such a reverential fear of figu'd to his will under

all his dispenlations


18 To deliver their soul from death: and to feed them in the time of dearth.

19 Our soul hath patiently tarried for the Lord: for he is our help, and our shield.

20 For our heart shall rejoice in him: because we have hoped in liis holy Name.

21 Let thy merciful kindness, O Lord, be upon us: like as we do put our trust in thee.

§ Psalm 34. Benedicam Domino. Will alway give thanks unto the Lord: his praise shall ever be in my mouth.

2 My soul shall make her boast in the Lord: the humble shall hear there of, and be glad.

3 O praise the Lord with me: and let us magnify his Name together.

4 I fought the Lord, and he heard me: yea, he delivered me out of all


fear. 5 They had an eye unto him, and were lightened: and their faces were not ashamed.

6 Lo, the poor crieth, and the Lord heareth him: yea, and saveth him out of all his troubles.

7 The Angel of the Lord tarrieth round about them that fear him: and delivereth them.

8 O taste, and see, how gracious the Lord is: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.

9 O fear the Lord, ye that are his saints: for they that fear him, lack nothing.

10 Ihe lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they who seek the Lord, shall want no manner of thing that is good.

11 Come, ye children, and hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of the Lord.

$ This is a Psalm of Thanksgiving for David's de- fents God's care and protection of his People-the liverance, when he was discovered by the Philistines in advantages which a regard to Religion proceres them, Garh, 1 Sam. xxi, 10, &c. In which also he repre. and the fatal lot of the wicked.

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12. * What man is he that lusteth to live: and would fain see good days?

13 Keep thy tongue from evil: and thy lips that they speak no guile. 14 Eschew evil, and do good: seek peace, and ensue it.

eyes of the Lord are over the righteous: and his ears are open unto their prayers.

16 The countenance of the Lord is against them that do evil: to root out the remembrance of them from the earth.

17 The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth them: and delivereth them out of all their troubles.

18. The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a contrite heart : and will save such as be of an hunible spirit.

19 Great are the troubles of the righteous : but the Lord delivereth him out of all.

20 He keepeth all his bones: so that not one of them is broken.

21 But misfortune shall slay the ungodly: and they that hate the righteous, fhall be desolate.

22 The Lord delivereth the souls of his fervants: and all they that put their trust in him shall not be destitute.


|| Psalm 35. Judica me, Domine. LEAD thou my cause, o Lord, with them that strive with

me: and fight thou against them that fight against me. 2 Lay hand upon the shield and buckler: and stand up to help me.

3 Bring forth the spear, and stop the way against tlrem that persecute me: say unto my soul, I am thy salvation.

* What Man is be that·lufteth 19 live, &c. Ør. It David here earnestly implores God's affiltance, as may be observed upon this pailage in the words-of Arch well against Saul and his Forees; as at the 11th verit Bishop Til'otfon, that “no Man knows in the chance against

some false Accusers, who though they had re“ of things ala the mutability of human affairs, ceived favours from him, yet mal ciously misrepresent“ whose kingness or goodwill he may come to ttand in ed him to the King. The inrprecations which David “ need of before he dies. So that did a Man only here pronounces against his Adverfarici, are chiefly to “ consult his own safety and quiet, he ought to be considered as Propbetical. But, as Chrißiaus, it is a refrain from evil speaking,"

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