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.29 The unrighteous shall be punished: as for the seed of the ungodly, it shall be rooted out.

30 The righteous shall inherit the land : and dwell therein for

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131 The mouth of the righteous is exercised in wisdom: and his tongue will be talking of judgment.

32 The law. of his God is in his heart: and his goings shall not Nide.

33 The ungodly feeth the righteous: and seeketh occafion to flay him.

34 The Lord will not leave him in his hand: nor condemn him when he is. judged.

35 Hope thou in the Lord, and keep his way, and he shall promote thee, that thou shalt possess the land: when the ungodly îhall perish, thou shalt see it.

36 I' myself have feen the ungodly in great power: and fourthing like a green bay-tree.

37 I went by, and lo, he was gone: I fought him, but his place could no where be found.

38 Keep innocency, and take heed unto the thing that is right: for that shall bring a man peace at the last.

39 As for the transgressors, they shall perish together: and the end of the ungodly is, They shall be rooted out at the last.

40 But the salvation of the righteous cometh of the Lord: who is also their strength in the time of trouble.

41 And the Lord Thall stand by them, and save them: he shall deliver them from the ungodly, and shall fave them, because they put their trust in him.


$ Psalm 3.8. Domine,, ne in furore. UT me not to rebuke, O Lord, in thine anger: neither chaf

ten me in thy heavy displeasure. $. This is the third of the penitential Pfalmas : in which David under a deep convidtion of the heinouto Sins: infomuch that the burden of them was moc * For my loins are filled with a fore d seafe, &c. Tho' than he was able to bear.-Surely that pleasure is dear this and some other passages in this Plalm may make bought that is attended with so much pain! yet happy

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viii. 2 For thine arrows flick fast in me; and thy hand presseth me fore.

3. There is no health in my Aesh, because of thy displeasure: neither is there any rest in my bones by reason of my sin.

4 For my wickednesses are gone over my head: and are like a fore burden, too heavy for me to bear.

5 My wounds stink, and are corrupt : through my foolishness.

6 I am brought into fo great trouble and misery: that I go mourning all the day long.

7 For my loins are filled with a fore disease: and there is no whole part in my body,

8 I am feeble, and fore smitten: I have roared for the very difquietness of my heart.

:9 Lord, thou knowest all my desire': and my groaning is not hid from thee.

10 My heart panteth, my strength hath failed me: and the fight of mine eyes is gone from me.

11 My lovers and my neighbours did stand looking upon my trouble : and my kinsmen stood afar off

12 They also that sought after my life, laid snares for me: and they that went about to do me evil, talked of wickedness, and imagined deceit all the day long.

13 As for me, I was like a deaf man, and heard not; and as one that is dumb, who doth not open his mouth.

14 I became even as a man that heareth not: and in whose mouth are no reproofs.

15 For in thee, O Lord, have I put my trust: thou shalt answer for me, O Lord


God. ness of his Crimes expresses the utmost sorrow and it seem as if David was afflicted with some bodily diso concern for them; represents himself as utterly de- temper: yet, according to the genius of the Hebrew pieff d under the load of his iniquities, forsaken by Language (which frequently describes inward percepHi Fri nds, and persecuted by his Enemies. He there- tions by bodily sensations) it only implies, that he fore humbly app:ies to God for pardon and deliver- was deeply affected with grief from a sense of his


76. I have required that they, even mine enemies, should not triumph over me: for when my foot slipped, they rejoiced greatly against me.

17 And I, truly, am set in the plague: and my heaviness is ever in my fight.

18 For I will confess my wickedness: and be sorry for my sin.

19 But mine enemies live, and are mighty: and they that hate me wrongfully, are many in number.

20 They alfo that reward evil for good, are against me: because I follow the thing that good is.

21 Forsake me not, O Lord my God: be not thou far from me. 22 Haste thee to help me: O Lord God of


salvation. || Psalm 39. Dixi, Cuftodiam.

I secondo me, will take heed to my ways that I offend not in my

tongue. 2 I will keep my mouth as it were with a bridle: while the ungodly is in my sight.

3 I held my tongue, and spake nothing I kept silence, yea, evez From good words; but it was pain and grief to me.

4 My heart was hot within mne, and while I was thus mufing, the fire kindled: and at the last I spake with my tongue.

5 Lord, let me know my end, and the number of my days: that I may be certified how long I have to live.

6 Behold, thou hast made my days as it were a span longa and mine age is even as nothing in respect of thee, and yerily every man living is altogether vanity.

7. For man walketh in a vain shadow, and disquietetli himserf in vain: he heapeth up riches, and cannot tell who shall gather


are they who, after imitating David in their crimes these Temptations by considering the shortness of resemble him equally in their Repentance'

this life and the vanity of all worldly enjoyment| David declares in this Psalm ihat he had made a beseeches God to pardon his Sins, and deliver him firm resolution not to murmur at the prosperity of the from his afflictions; and humbly fubmits to the chosen Wicked nor his own sufferings that he had overcome tisements inflicted.upon hin.

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8 And now, Lord, what is my hope: truly my hope is even in thec.

9 Deliver me from all mine offences: and make me : not a rebuke unto the foolish.

I became dumb, and opened not my mouth; for it was thy doing.

11 Take thy plague away from me: I am even consumed by the means of thy heavy hand.

12 When thou with rebukes doft chasten man for fin, thou makest his beauty to consume away, like as it were a moth fretting a garment: every man therefore is but yanity.

13. Hear my prayer, O Lord, and with thine ears consider my calling: hold not thy peace at my tears.

14 For I am a stranger with thee, and a sojourner : as all my fathers were.

15. O fpare me a little, that I may recover my strength: before I go hence, and be no more seen.

§ Psalm 40. Expectans expectavi. Waited patiently for the Lord: and he inclined unto me, and

heard my calling.

2 He brought me also out of the horrible pit, out of the mire and clay: and set my feet upon the rock, and ordered my goings.

3 And he hath put a new song in my mouth: even a thankfgiving unto our God.

4 Many shall see it, and fear: and shall put their trust in the Lord.

5 Blessed is the man that hạth set his hope in the Lord: and turned not unto the proud, and to such as go about with lies.

6 O Lord my God, great are the wonderous works which thou hast done, like as be also thy thoughts which are to us-ward : and yet

there no man that ordereth them unto thee. I became dumb and opened not my Mouth, &c. Holiness-This ought to be a continual motive to pa. When we consider that all our afflictions come upon tience and resignation. us, not by chance, but by the permiffion and directicn of $ The royal Prophet here praises God for the deli. an infinitely wise and good God, who always designs verances and favours he had received through his good. them for our profit, ibat we may be parlakers of bis Dess-devotes himself to his service and acknowledo thee. ges that by submiflion to the will of God, rather This and the two following verses are applied in a than by Sacrifices he hoped to be accepted.He vows prophetical lenfe to Cbriff, by St. Paul in Heb. x. and to praise God in the most publick manner, beseeches are defighed to prove that the rites and ceremonies of him to aff him in his afflictions and dangers, and the Law of Mojes, are abolished by the coming, and above all to deliver him from his Sins.

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7 If I Tould declare them, and speak of them: they should be more than I am able to express. 's

8 * Sacrifice, and meat-offering thou wouldest not: but mine ears hast thou opened.

9 Burnt-offerings, and sacrifice for fin haft thou not required: then said I, Lo, I come.

10 In the volume of the book it is written of me, that I should fulfil thy will, O my God: I am content to do it, yea, thy law is within my heart.

11 I have declared thy righteousness in the congregation : lo, I will not refrain my lips, O Lord, and that thou knowest.

12 I have not hid thy righteousness within my heart: my talk hath been of thy truth, and of thy falvation.

13 I have not kept back thy loving mercy and truth: from the great congregation.

14 Withdraw not thou thy mercy from me, O Lord: let thy loving kindness, and thy truth alway preserve me.

15 For innumerable troubles are come about me; my sins have taken such hold upon me, that I am not able to look up: yea, they are more in number than the hairs of my head, and my heart hath failed me.

16 O Lord, let it be thy pleasure to deliver me: make hafte, o Lord, to help me.

17 Let them be alhamed, and confounded together, that seek after

my soul to destroy it: let them be driven backward, and put to rebuke, that wish me evil.

18 Let them be desolate, and rewarded with shame: that say unto me, Fie upon thee, fie upon

facrifice of Jefus Cbriß upon the Cross, once for alto Sacrifics, and Medt-Offering then wouldeft nor, &c.

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