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9 He rebuked the Red sea alfo, and it was dried up: so he led them through the deep, as through a wilderness.

10 And he faved them from the adverfaries hand: and delivered them from the hand of the enemy.

11 As for those that troubled them, the waters overwhelined them: there was not one of thein left.

1 2 Then believed they his words: and fang praise unto him.

13 But within a while they forgat his works: and would not abide his counsel.

14 But lust came upon them in the wilderness: and they tempted God in the desert.

them their desire: and sent leannefs withal into their foul.

16 They angred Mofes also in the tents: and Aaron the saint of the Lord.

17 So the earth opened, and fwallowed up Datban: and covered the congregation of Abiram.

18 And the fire was kindled in their company: the flame burnt up the ungodly.

19 They made a calf in Horeb: and worshipped the molten image.

20 Thus they turned their glory: into the similitude of a calf that eateth hay.

21 And they forgat God their Saviour: who had done so great I things in Egypt;

22 Wondrous works in the land of Ham: and fearful things by the Red sea.

23 So he said, he would have destroyed them, had not Moses his chosen stood before him in the gap: to turn away his wrathful indignation, left he should destroy them.

24 Yea, they thought scorn of that pleasant land: and gave no credence unto his word.

(St. Peter says) the rarber, Brethren, give diligence to make your Calling and Election fure.

25 But murmured in their tents: and hearkned not unto the voice of the Lord.

:26 Then lift he up his hand against them: to overthrow them in the wilderness;

27 To cast out their feed among the nations: and to scatter them in the lands.

28 They joined themselves unto Baalpeor: and ate the offerings of the dead.

29 Thus they provoked him to anger with their own inventions: and the plague was great among them.

30 Then stood up Phinees and prayed: and so the plague ceased.

31 And that was counted unto him for righteousness: among all posterities for evermore.

32 They angred him also at the waters of strife: so that he punished Moses for their fakes;

33 Because they provoked his spirit: so that he spake unadvisedly with his lips.

34 Neither destroyed they the heathen: as the Lord commanded them;

35 But were mingled among the heathen: and learned their works.

36 Insomuch that they worshipped their idols, which turned to their own decay: yea, they offered their sons and their daughters unto devils,

37 And shed innocent blood, even the blood of their sons and of their daughters: whom they offered unto the idols of Canaan, and the land was defiled with blood.

38 Thus were they stained with their own works: and went a whoring with their own inventions.

39. Therefore was the wrath of the Lord kindled against his people: infomuch that he abhorred his own inheritance.

40 And he gave them over into the hand of the heathen: and they that hated them, were lords over them.

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41 Their enemies oppressed them: and had them in subjection.

42 Many a time did he deliver them : but they rebelled against him with their own inventions, and were brought down in their wickedness.

43 Nevertheless, when he saw their adversity: he heard their complaint.

44 He thought upon his covenant, and pitied them, according unto the multitude of his mercies: yea, he made all those that led them away captive to pity them.


O Lord our God, and gather us from among the heathen: that we may give thanks unto thy holy Name, and make : our boast of thy praise.

46 Blessed be the Lord God of Israel from everlasting, and ; world without end: and let all the people say, Amen.


* Psalm 107. Confitemini Domino. GIVE thanks unto the Lord, for he is gracious: and his

mercy endureth for ever. 2 Let them give thanks whom the Lord hath redeemed: and delivered from the hand of the enemy;

3 And gathered them out of the lands, from the cast, and from the west: from the north, and from the south.

4. They went astray in the wilderness out of the found no city to dwell in ;

5 Hungry and thirsty: their soul fainted in them.

6 * So they cried unto the Lord in their trouble; and he delivered them from thcir distress.

He led them forth by the right way: that they might go to the city where they dwelt.

8 Ó that men would therefore praise he Lord for his goodness: and declare the wonders that he doeth for the children of men!

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9 For he fatis fieth the empty soul: and filleth the hungry soul with goo:lness;

10 Such as sit in darkness, and in the shadow of death: being fast bound in misery and iron.

11 Because they rebelled against the words of the Lord : and lightly regarded the counsel of the most Highest;

12 He also brought down their heart through heaviness: they fell down, and there was none to help them.

13 So when they cried unto the Lord in their trouble: he delivered them out of their distress.

14 For he brought them out of darkness, and out of the shadow of death: and brake their bonds in funder.

15 O that men would therefore praise the Lord for his goodness: and declare the wonders that he doeth for the children of

men !

16 For he hath broken the gates of brafs: and smitten the bars of iron in funder,

17 Foolish men are plagued for their offence: and because of their wickedness.

18 Their foul abhorred all manner of meat: and they were even hard at deaths door.

19 So when they cried unto the Lord in their trouble: he delivered them out of their distress.

20 He sent his word, and healed them: and they were saved from their destruction,

21 O that inen would therefore praife the Lord for his goodness: and declare the wonders that he doeth for the children of men!

22 That they would offer unto him the sacrifice of thanksgiving: and tell out his works with gladness in celebrates the goodness and mcicy of God towards us to think upon. God, and to cry unto him.-becaule we all Men in their greatef calamities, in his lending, a. then more particularly discover the vanity and insuffiready Ear to their requefts.

ciency of all worldly help without him. How kind is. * So when they cried unto the Lord, &c. Such is the it then in: Providence to suffer Men to feel the effects happy tendency of affliction where it falls upon a mind of their own tollies, os to inflict upon them needfuls which is disposed for its reception-- naturally leadschaftisemeats, in order to bring them back to Duty!

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23 They that go down to the sea in ships: and occupy their business in great waters,

24. These men see the works of the Lord: and his wonders in the deep.

25 For at his word the stormy wind ariseth: which lifteth the waves thereof.

26 They are carried up to the heaven, and down again to the deep: their foul melteth away because of the trouble.

27 They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man: and are at their wits end.

28 So when they cry unto the Lord in their trouble: he delivereth them out of their distress.

29 For he maketh the storm to cease: so that the waves thereof are still.

30 Then are they glad, because they are at reft: and so he bringeth them unto the haven where they would be.

31 O that men would therefore praise the Lord for his goodness: and declare the wonders that he doeth the for children of men!

32 That they would exalt him also in the congregation of the people: and praise him in the seat of the elders!

33 Who turneth the floods into a wilderness : and drieth up the water-springs.

34 A fruitful land maketh he barren : for the wickedness of them that dwell therein.

35 Again, he maketh the wilderness a standing water : and water-springs of a dry ground.

36 And there he setteth the hungry: that they may build them a city to dwell in.

3ị That they may fow their land, and plant vineyards: to yield them fruits of increase.

38 He blesseth them so that they multiply exceedingly : and suffereth not their cattle to decrease.

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