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2 To tell of thy loving kindness early in the morning: and of thy truth in the night-feafon;
3 Upon an inftrument of ten strings, and upon the lute: upon a loud inftrument, and upon the harp.
4 For thou, Lord, haft made me glad through thy works: and I will rejoice in giving praife for the operations of thy hands.
5 O Lord, how glorious are thy works: thy thoughts are very deep. An unwife man doth not well confider this: and a fool doth' not underftandit.
7 When the ungodly are green as the grafs, and when all the workers of wickednefs do flourish: then fhall they be destroyed for ever; but thou, Lord, art moft Highest for evermore.
8 For lo, thine enemies, O Lord, lo, thine enemies fhall perish. and all the workers of wickednefs fhall be deftroyed.
9 But mine horn fhall be exalted like the horn of an unicorn: for I am anointed with fresh oil.
10 Mine eye also fhall fee his luft of mine enemies: and mine ear fhall hear his defire of the wicked that arise up against me.
II The righteous fhall flourish like a palm-tree: and fhall fpread abroad like a cedar in Libanus.
13 Such as be planted in the house of the Lord: fhall flourish in the courts of the houfe of our God.
14 They also shall bring forth more fruit in their age: and fhall be fat and well liking.
15 That they may fhew how true the Lord my ftrength is: and that there is no unrighteoufness in him.
‡ Pfalm 93. Dominus regnavit.
HE Lord is King, and hath put on glorious apparel: the
It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, To celebrate the praifes of God ought deservedly to be a part of every Days employment; but especially of the Lord's Day: which was defigne. not so much to afford a fluggish eafe to the Body, as an enlivening
c.relt to the Mind, that Man being detached from all worldly Bufinefs, might collect all his faculties to me ditate upon and celebrate the works of God.
The removal of the A-k to Mount Sion is fuppofed to have been the occafion of this Pfalm; in which the
2 He hath made the round world fo fure: that it cannot be moved.
3 Ever fince the world began hath thy feat been prepared: thou art from everlasting.
4 The floods are rifen, O Lord, the floods have lift up their voice: the floods lift up their waves.
5 The waves of the fea are mighty, and rage horribly: but yet the Lord, who dwelleth on high, is mightier.
6 Thy teftimonies, O Lord, are very fure: holiness becometh thine house for ever.
|| Pfalm 94.
Lord God, to whom vengeance belongeth: thou God, to whom vengeance belongeth, fhew thyself.
2 Arife, thou Judge of the world: and reward the proud after their deferving.
3 Lord, how long fhall the ungodly: how long fhall the ungodly triumph?
4 How long fhall all wicked doers fpeak fo difdainfully: and make fuch proud boasting?
5 They fmite down thy people, O Lord: and trouble thine heritage.
6 They murder the widow, and the ftranger: and put the fatherlefs to death.
7 And yet they say, Tufh, the Lord fhall not fee: neither fhall the God of Jacob regard it.
8 Take heed, ye unwife among the people: O ye fools, when will understand?
Prophet celebrates the Majefty of God, and the Sovereign power by which he governs the World, and particularly his People
From the nature of this Pfalm it feems to have been compofed in the Babylonifh captivity, or under fome other grievous oppreffion. The Pfalmift here defcribing the distress to which the Ifraelites were
9 He that planted the ear, fhall he not hear: or he that made the eye, fhall he not fee?
10 Or he that nurtureth the heathen: it is he that teacheth man knowledge, fhall not he punish?
11 The Lord knoweth the thoughts of man: that they are but vain.
12 B'effed is the man whom thou chaftneft, O Lord: and teacheft him in thy law.
13 That thou mayeft give him patience in time of adverfity: until the pit be digged up for the ungodly.
14 For the Lord will not fail his people: neither will he forfake his inheritance;
15 Until righteoufnefs turn again unto judgment: all fuch as are true in heart, fhall follow it.
16 Who will rife up with me against the wicked: or who will take my part against the evil doers?
17 If the Lord had not helped me: it had not failed, but my foul had been put to filence.
18 But when I faid, My foot hath flipped: thy mercy, O Lord, held me up.
19 In the multitude of the forrows that I had in my heart: thy comforts have refreshed my foul.
20 Wilt thou have any thing to do with the ftool of wickednefs: which imagineth mischief as a law?
21 They gather them together against the soul of the righteous: and condemn the innocent blood.
22 But the Lord is my refuge: and my God is the ftrength of my confidence.
23 He fhall recompence them their wickednefs, and destroy them in their own malice: yea, the Lord our God fhall destroy them.
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PRAYER, | Pfalm 95. Venite, exultemus..
Come, let us fang unto the Lord; let us heartily rejoice in the ftrength of our falvation.
2 Let us come before his prefence with thanksgiving: and fhew ourfelves glad in him with pfalms.
3 For the Lord is a great God: and a great King above all gods. 4 In his hand are all the corners of the earth: and the strength of the hills is his alfo.
5 The fea is his, and he made it: and his hands prepared the dry land.
6 O come, let us worship, and fall down: and kneel before the Lord our Maker.
107 For he is the Lord our God: and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand.
18 Today if ye will hear his voice harden not your hearts: as in the provocation, and as in the day of temptation in the wildernefs; d
9 When your fathers tempted me: proved me, and faw my works.
10 Forty years long was I grieved with this generation, and faid: It is a people that do err in their hearts, for they have not known my ways;
II. Unto whom I fware in my wrath: *that they should not enter into my rest.
|| Pfalm 96. Cantate Domino.
Sing unto the Lord a new fong: fing unto the Lord, all the whole earth.
2 Sing unto the Lord, and praise his Name: ‡ be telling of his falvation from day to day.
3 Declare his honour unto the heathen: and his wonders unto all people.
4 For the Lord is great, and cannot worthily be praised: he is more to be feared than all gods.
5 As for all the gods of the heathen, they are but idols: but it is the Lord that made the heavens.
power and honour are in
7 Afcribe unto the Lord, O ye kindreds of the people: afcribe unto the Lord worship and power.
8 Afcribe unto the Lord the honour due unto his Name: bring prefents, and come into his courts.
9 O worship the Lord in the beauty of holinefs: let the whole earth fland in awe of him.
6 Glory and worship are before him: his fanctuary.
10 Tell it out among the heathen, that the Lord is King: and that it is he who hath made the round world fo faft that it cannot be moved, and how that he shall judge the people righteously.
11 Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad: let the sea make a noise, and all that therein is.
12 Let the field be joyful, and all that is in it: then fhall all the trees of the wood rejoice before the Lord.
13 For he cometh, for he cometh to judge the earth: and with righteousness to judge the world, and the people with his truth. || Pfalm 97. Dominus regnavit.
HE Lord is King, the earth may be glad thereof: yea, the multitude of the ifles may be glad thereof.
trious prophecy concerning the Kingdom of Chrift being extended through the Word, and the calling all Nations to its subjection.
Be telling of his Salvation from Day to Day. The Word Salvation here, with refpect to the Jews, pro
bably fignifies deliverance from, or victory over outward Dangers and Ene nies.
This Pfalm feems to be as it were an appendix to the foregoing, and an illuftration of the words at verse 10. The Lord is King, &c. It is an Exhortation to ce