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II They kept not the covenant of God: and would not walk in his law;
12 But forgat what he had done and the wonderful works that he had shewed for them.
13 Marvellous things did he in the fight of our forefathers, in the land of Egypt: even in the field of Zoan.
14. He divided the fea, and let them go through: he made the waters to stand on an heap,
15 In the day-time also he led them with a cloud: and all the night through with a light of fire.
16 He clave the hard rocks in the wilderness: and gave them drink thereof, as it had been out of the great depth..
17 He brought waters out of the stony rock: so that it gushed out like the rivers. -
18 Yet for all this they finned more against him: and provoked the most Highest in the wilderness.
19 They tempted God in their hearts: and required meat for their luft.
20 They spake against God also, saying: Shall "God prepare a table in the wilderness
??.... 21. He fmote the 'ftony rock indeed, that the water gushed out, and the streams flowed withal: but can he give bread allu, or pro vide fleih for his people ?
22. When the Lord heard this, he was wroth: fo the fire was kindled in Jacob; and there came up heavy displeasure against Ifrael;
23 Because they believed not in God: and put not their trust in his help.
24 So he commanded the clouds above: and opened the doors of heaven.
25 He rained-down-Manna allo upon them for to eat; and gave them food froin heaven.
26 So man did eat angels food: for he sent them meat enough.
27 He caused the east-wind to blow under heaven: and through his power he brought in the south-west-wind.
28 He rained Aesh upon them as thick as dust: and feathered fowls like as the land of the sea.
29 He let it fall among their tents: even round about their habitation.
30 So they did eat and were well filled, for he gave them their own desire: they were not disappointed of their lust.
31 But while the meat was yet in their mouths, the heavy wrath of God came upon them, and flew the wealthiest of them: yea; and finote down the chosen men that were in Ifrael.
32 But for all this they sinned yet more: and believed not his wondrous works.
33 Therefore their days did he consume in vanity: and their years in trouble.
34 When he slew them, they fought him: and turned them early, and enquired after God.
35 And they remembered that God was their strength: and that the high God was their redeemer.
36 * Nevertheless, they did but Aatter him with their mouth: and diffembled with him in their tongue.
37 IFor their heart was not whole with him: neither continued they stedfast in his covenant.
38 But he was so merciful, that he forgave their misdeeds : and destroyed them not.
39 Yea, many a time turned he his wrath away: and would not suffer his whole displeasure to arise.
40 For he considered that they were but flesh: and that they were even a wind that passeth away, and cometh not again.
Nevertbeless they did but flatter bim, 65c. There great danger left they who are brought back to their serve here that it is the intention of the Heart which duty by Affliction only, are not fincere in their peni- must render Prayer and every other Duty acceptable tence; and that when the Amidion is removed they will to God. return again to their former Iniquities.
I or their Heart was not wbole with him, &c. Ob.
41 Many a time did they provoke him in the wilderness: and grieved him in the desert.
42 They turned back and tempted God: and moved the holy One in Ifrael. · 43. They thought not of his hand: and of the day when he delivered them from the hand of the enemy;
44 How he had wrought his miracles in Egypt: and his wonders in the field of Zoan.
45 He turned their waters into blood: so that they might not drink of the rivers.
46 He fent lice among them, and devoured them up: and frogs to destroy them.
47 He gave their fruit unto the caterpiller: and their labour unto the grashopper.
48 He destroyed their vines with hail-stones: and their mulberry trees with the froft.
49. He smote their cattle also with hail-ftones: and their flocks with hot thunder-bolts.
50 He cast upon them the furioufness of his wrath, anger, difpleasure and trouble: and fent evil angels among them.
51 He made a way to his indignation, and spared not their soul from death: but gave their life over to the peftilence.
52 And smote all the first-born in Egypt: the most principal and mightieft in the dwellings of Ham.
53 But as for his own people, he led them forth like sheep: and carried them in the wilderness like a flock.
54 He brought them out fafely, that they should not fear: and overwhelmed their enemies with the sea.
55 And brought them within the borders of his fan&uary: even to his mountain which he purchased with his right hand.
56 He cast out the heathen also before them: caused their land to be divided among them for an heritage, and made the tribes of Israel to dwell in their tents.
:::57 So they tempted and displeased the most high God: and kept not his testimonies;
-58. But turned their backs, and fell away like their forefathers: starting aside like a broken bow.
59 : For they grieved him with their hill-altars: and provoked him to displeasure with their-images.
60 When God heard this, he was wroth: and took sore displeasure at Israel; .: 61 So that he forsook the tabernacle in Silo: even the tent that he had pitched among men.
62 He delivered their power into captivity: and their beauty into the enemies hand.
63 He gave his people over also unto the sword: and was wroth with his inheritance.
64 The fire consumed their young men: and their maidens were not given to marriage.
65 Their priests were slain with the sword: and there were no widows to make lamentation.
66 So the Lord awaked as one out of sleep: and like a giant refreshed with wine.
67 He smote his enemies in the hinder parts: and put thein to a perpetual shame.
68 He refused the tabernacle of Joseph: and chose not the tribe of Ephraim;
69 But chose the tribe of Juda: even the hill of Sion which he loved.
70 And there he built his temple on high: and laid the foundation of it like the ground which he hath made continually.
71 He chose David also his servant: and took him away from the sheep-folds.
72 As he was following the ews great with young ones, he took him: that he might feed Jacob his people, and Israel his inheritance
§ Psalm 79.
73. So he fed them with a faitliful and true huari: and ruled them prudently with all his power. MORNING PRA Y ER.
holy temple have they defiled, and made Jerusalem an heap of fones.
2 The dead bodies of thy servants have they given to be meat unto the fowls of the air: and the flesh of thy saints unto the beasts of the land.
3 Their blood have they shed like water on every side of Jerufalem: and there was no man to bury them.
4 We are become an open shame to our enemies: a very scorn and derision unto them that are round about us.
5 Lord, how long wilt thou be angry: shall thy jealousy, burn like fire for ever.
6 Pour out thine indignation upon the heathen that have not known thee: and upon the kingdoms that have not called upon
7 For they have devoured Jacob: and laid waste his dwellingplace.
8 *0 remember not our old fins, but have mercy upon us, and that soon: for we are come to great misery.
9 Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of thy Name: O deliver us, and be merciful unto our fins, for thy Names sake.
10 Wherefore do the heathen say: Where is now their God?
II O let the vengeance of thy servants blood that is shed: :be openly shewed upon the heathen in our sight.
The destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple by God threatened he would visit upon them, Exod. xxxii. Nabuchodonazar seems to have been the occasion of 34. Whence arcfe that saying among the Jews. this Psalm : in which the Jews intreat God to be re is no punifioment in Ijrael in ukich there is not an oance gr conciled to his People, ind to punish the blafphemies 1bCalf. But it is no unafaal Thing, in the courji and cruelties of their Enemies.
of Nature, for Men to suffer in their old Age for the * O remember not our old Sins.- iSome have thought Follies and Vices of their Youth. that referred to the Idolatry of the Golden Calf which