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high up on the hills : his fruit shall shake like Libanus, and shall be green in the city like | grass' uplon' the earth.

17 His Name shall endure for ever ; his Name shall remain under the sun among the posterities : which shall be blessed through him ; and all the hea'then | shall praise him.

18 Blessed be the Lord God, even the God of Israel : which only | do'eth won'drous | things ;

19 And blessed be the Name of his | Majesty' for ever : and all the earth shall be filled with his Majes'ty. | A'men, | Amen.

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8 They corrupt other, and speak of wick’ed | blasphemy : their talking | is a'gainst. | the most i High.

9 For they stretch forth their mouth un to' the heaven : and their tongue | go'eth | through the world.

10 Therefore fall the people un to them : and thereout suck | they' no small advantage.

11 Tush, say they, how should | God perceive it : is there | knowledge in the most | High?

12 Lo, these are the ungodly, these prosper in the world, and these have riches | in' possession : and I said, Then have I cleansed my heart in vain, and washed mine | hands' in | innocency.

13 All the day long have | I' been | punished : and | chast'ened | ev'ery | morning.

14 Yea, and I had almost said | even' as they : but lo, then I should have condemned the genesra'tion of thy | children.

15 Then thought I to | un'derstand this : but | it was | too' hard for me,

16 Until I went into the sanctuary of God : then understood I the end of these - | men ;

17 Namely, how thou dost set them in slippe'ry | places : and castest them down, / and destroy'est them.

18 Oh, how suddenly do they' con/sume : perish, and come to a fear'ful end !

19 Yea, even like as a dream when one awak. eth : so shalt thou make their image to | va'nish | ouť of the city.

20 Thus my heart was grieved : and it went | e'ven | through' my | reins.

21 So foolish was | I, and I ignorant : even as it | were' a / beast before thee.

22 Nevertheless, I am alway | by thee : for thou hast holden | me' by | my' right hand.

23 Thou shalt guide me with thy | counsel : and after that receive me with | glory

24 Whom have I in heaven' but | thee : and there is none upon earth that I desire in com/pa’risson' of thee.

25 My flesh and my' heart faileth : but God is the strength of my heart, | and my | portion' for || ever.

26 For lo, they that forsake thee shall | perish : thou hast destroyed all them that commit fornisca'tion a'gainst | thee.

27 But it is good for me to hold me fast by God, to put my trust in the Lord God : and to speak of all thy works in the gates' of the daughter of | Sion.

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Psalm LXXIV. Ut quid, Deus ? GOD, wherefore art thou absent from us' so || U long : why is thy wrath so hot asgainst the I sheep of thy | pasture ?

2 O think upon thy | con'gregation : whom thou hast purchased, , and re deemed of old.

3 Think upon the tribe of thine' in heritance : and mount Sion, where'in | thou' hast dwelt.

4 Lift up thy feet, that thou mayest utterly de

stroy | eve'ry | enemy : which hath done e’vil | in' thy / sanctuary.

5 Thine adversaries roar in the midst of thy | con'gregations : and set up their banners' for i tokens.

6 He that hewed timber afore out of the thick trees : was known to bring it | to' an excellent | work.

7 But now they break down all the carved work there of : with | ax'es | and - | hammers.

8 They have set fire upon thy | hoʻly | places : and have defiled the dwelling-place of thy Name, | even' un to the ground.

9 Yea, they said in their hearts, Let us make havock of them altogether : thus have they burnt up all the houses of God - | in' the land. · 10 We see not our tokens, there is not one prophet | more : no, not one is there among us, that understand'eth a'ny more.

11 o God, how long shall the adversary do this' dis honour : how long shall the enemy blaspheme thy | Name, for I ever ?

12 Why withdrawest | thou' thy | hand : why pluckest thou not thy right hand out of thy bosom to' consume' the enemy?

13 For God is my | King' of old : the help that is done upon earth he do'eth | it' him self.

14 Thou didst divide the sea through' thy power : thou brakest the heads of the dra'gons | in' the waters.

15 Thou smotest the heads of Lesviathan' in ||

pieces : and gavest him to be meat for the peo'ple in' the wilderness.

16 Thou broughtest out fountains and waters out of the hard | rocks : thou | driedsť up | migh'ty | waters.

17 The day is thine, and the night is | thine : thou hast prepared the light and the sun.

18 Thou hast set all the borders of the earth : thou hast made summer and winter.

19 Remember this, O Lord, how the enemy hath' rebuked : and how the foolish people hath' blas- | phemed thy | Name.

20 O deliver not the soul of thy turtle-dove unto the multitude of the enemies : and forget not the congregation of the poor' for ever.

21 Look up on the covenant : for all the earth is full of darkness, and cru'el | ha'bistations.

22 O let not the simple go a way' a shamed : but let the poor and needy give | praise' un to thy | Name.

23 Arise, O God, maintain thine' own cause : remember how the foolish | man' blasphemeth' thee 1 daily.

24 Forget not the voice of thine | enemies : the presumption of them that hate thee increaseth | e'ver || more and more.

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