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ings fhone upon the ground, the earth was moved, and shook withal.

19 Thy way is in the sea, and thy paths in the great waters: and thy footsteps are not known.

20 Thou leddest thy people like sheep: by the hand of Moses and Aaron,

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|| Psalm 78. Attendite, popule. EAR my law, O my people: incline your ears unto the words of

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mouth. 2 I will open my mouth in a parable: I will declare hard fentences of old; 3

Which we have heard and known: and such as our fathers have told us; 4

That we should not hide them from the children of the gen nerations to come: but to shew the honour of the Lord, his mighty and wonderful works that he hath done.

5 He made a covenant with Jacob, and gave Israel a law: which he commanded our forefathers to teach their children;

6 That their posterity might know it: and the children which were yet unborn;

To the intent, that when they came up: they might shew their children the same;

8 That they might put their trust in God: and not to forget the works of God, but to keep his commandments;

9 And not to be as their forefathers, a faithless and stubborn generation : a generation that fet not their heart aright, and whose {pirit cleaveth not stedfastly unto God;

10 Like as the children of Ephraim: who being harnessed, and carrying bows, turned themselves back in the day of battel.

This is an hiftorical Psalm in which the praises of ple: and contains the History of the Ifraelites from Göd are celebrated on account of the works and their departure out of Egypt to the times of David. miracles which he had wrought in favour of his peo

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 sea, 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 long rock'indeed, that the water gushed out, and the streams flowed withal: but can he give bread alto, or provide fleih for his people ?

22 When the Lord heard this, he was wroth: so 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 also upon them for to eat; and gavę 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 flesh upon them as thick as duft: 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 fiote down the chosen men that were in Israel.

32 But for all this they finned 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 flew 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 flatter him with their mouth: and diffembled with him in their tongue.

37 For their heart was not whole with him: neither continued they fedfast 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.

Neversbeless they did but flatter him, &c. There I or their Heart was not wbole with him, &c. Ob. is great danger left they who are brought back to their serve here that it is the intention of the Heart which duty by Afietion only, are not fincere in their peni- must render Prayer and every other Duty acceptable tence; and that when the Amiâion is removed they will to God. return again to their former Iniquities.

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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 Israel.

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 frost.

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, displeasure 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 enightieft 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 Ifrael to dwell in their tents.

6:57 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 displeafure 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 them to a perpetual shame.

68 He refused the tabernacle of Jofeph: 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!

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