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4. Their sound is gone out into all lands: and their words into the ends of the world.
In them hath he fet a tabernacle for the fun: which cometh forth as a bride-groom out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a giant to run his courfe.
6 It goeth forth from the uttermost part of the heaven, and runneth about unto the end of it again: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.
7 The law of the Lord is an undefiled law, converting the soul: the testimony of the Lord is sure, and giveth wisdom unto the fimple.
g The ftatutes of the Lord are right, and rejoice the heart: the commandment of the Lord is pure, and giveth light unto the eyes.
9 The fear of the Lord is clean, and endureth for ever: the judgments of the Lord are true, and righteous altogether. - : * To More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: fweeter alfo than hony, and the hony-comb.” o 11 Moreover by them is thy servant taught: and in keeping of them there is great reward.
12 Who can tell how oft he offendeth: O cleanse thou me from my secret faults.
13 * Keep thy fervant also from presumptuous fins; left they get the dominion over me: fo fhall I be undefiled, and innocent from the great offence.
14 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart: be always acceptable in thy fight, 15 O Lord: my strength and my redeemer.
Psalm 20. Exaudi at te Dominus. T HE Lord hear thee in the day of trouble: I the Name of I the God of Jacob defend thee.
Kirothy Servant ailo from presumptuous Sins of Men may sometimes be overtaken through inadvore That is such Sing, as Men commit knowingly and wil tency, furprize, or the violence of Temptation: yet: tingly. motwithstanding the reproofs of Conscience,, those who have begun to act against Convillion, will
he admonition of their Eriends, Great neede is loon be in great danger of becoming slaves to Sin there of a guard.in.this: respect. For however the best through Cilton..
:572 Send thee, help from the fan&uary: and Aréngthen thee out of Sion. : 3 Remember all thy offerings: and accept thy burnt-facrifice.
4 Grant thee thy hearts desire: and fulfil all thy mind. : , ;
5.We will rejoice in thy salvation, and triumph in the Name of the Lord our God: the Lord perform all thy petitions.
6 Now know I, that the Lord helpeth his Anointed, and will heär him from his holy heaven: even with the wholesome strength of his right hand. * 7 Somne put their trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the Name of the Lord our God.
8 They are brought down, and fallen: but we are risen, and stand upright. 599 Save, Lord, and hear us, 0 King of heaven: when we call upon thee.
$ Psalm 21. Domine, in virtutel tua, T HE king shall rejoice in thy strength, O Lord: exceeding 1 glad shall he be of thy salvation. ;.
2 Thou hast given him his heart's desire: and haft not denied him the request of his lips.
3 For thou shalt prevent him with the blessings of goodness: and shalt fet a crown of pure gold upon his head.
4 He asked life of thee, and thou gavest him a long life : eyen for ever and ever.' .. 5 His honour is great in thy salvation : glory and great worship
shalt thou lay upon him. *.6 For thou shalt give him everlasting felicity, and make him glad with the joy of thy countenance.
' The People here in this Pfalm implore the divine rallel exprellion to the sentence in the former part of blefling upon their King, when going to War, as some, the Verfe, the Lord bear thee, &c. From this Pfalm fuppole against the Amorites: and express their firm we are taught in general that we ought to ask God's confidence that God will grant their requests; and Bleding upon all our undertakings, it we hope for
therefore close their Prayer with Thanksgiving, as if success : and that it is the duty of Subjects to pray for – Victory were already obtained. .
their Rulers. es I The Name of ibe God of Jacob defend ther. The · In this Psalm the People join with David in prail.
Name of God is here put for God himself; and is a pa. ing God for the Victories h3 had vouchlafed him tot doubting but he will continue his protection and assist- what a powerful motive is this to excite us to engage his ance; and enable him to triumph over all his Enemies. friendship who thus graciously considers the concerns This Píalm also has been thought to refer prophetical- of his People as his own! and both can, and will; cf. ly to Cbrift's, Victory over Death, Sin and Satan. fe&ually support their interests!
7. And why? because the king putteth his trust in the Lord: and in the mercy of the most Highest he shall not miscarry. 18. All thine 'enemies shall feel thy hand : thy right hand shall find out them that hate thee. } 9. Thou shalt make them like a fiery oven in time of thy wrath: the Lord shall destroy them in his displeasure, and the fire shall consume them. '
10 Their fruit shalt thou root out of the earth: and their feed from among the children of men.
u For they intended mischief against thee: and imagined such a device as they are not able to perform. : 12 Therefore shalt thou put them to fight: and the strings of thy bow shalt thou make ready against the face of them.
13 Be thou exalted, Lord, in thine own strength: fo will we fing and praise thy power.
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..] Psalm 22. Deus, Deus meus. M Y God, my God, look upon me, why haft thou forsaken IV me: and art so far from my health, and from the words of my complaint.
2 O my God, I cry in the day-time, but thou hearest not: and in the night-season also I take no rest. :3 And thou continuest holy: O thou worship of Israel. ..
4 Our Fathers hoped in thee: they trusted in thee, and thou didst deliver them.
5 They called upon thee, and were holpen: They put their trust in thee,' and were not confounded.
For they intended miscbief against tbee, &c. How # The royal Prophet in this Pfalm has fo plainly comfortable is the confideration that God looks up- described the sufferings of the Saviour of the World, on injuries.or favours done to his servants as done to that he seems to have been as it were an Ear, and an Hmself, and that he will resent them accordingly, and Eye-witness of them. And however this Pfalm my
:6 But as for me, I am a worm, and no man: a very scorn of men, and the out-cast of the people. .
7. All they that see me, laugh me to scorn: they shoot out their lips, and shake their heads, saying, ' . "..
8 He trusted in God that he would deliver him: let him deliver bim, if he will have him..... .::
9 But thou art he that took me out of my Mothers. womb: thou talt my hope when I hanged yet upon my Mothers breasts.
10 I have been left unto thee ever since I was born: thou art my God, even from my mothers womb.
11 Ogo not from me, for trouble is hard at hand: and there is none to help me.
12 Many oxen are come about me: fat bulls of Bafan close me in on every side...
13 1 hey gape upon me with their mouths: as it were à ramping and a roaring lion.. . ,
54I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint: my heart also in the midst of my body is even like melting wax.
15 My strength is dried up like a potsherd, and my tongue cleaveth' to my gums: and thou shalt bring me into the dust of death."
16 For many dogs are come about me: and the counsel of the wicked layeth siege against me.
17 They pierced my hands and ny feet I may tell all my bones: they stand staring, and looking upon me. ,
18° They part my garments among them: and cast lots upon my vesture.
19 But be not thou far from me, O Lord: thou art my succour, haste thee to help me.
20 Deliver my soul from the sword: my darling from the power of the dog.
be applicable in some degree to David himself under Cbrif; of whom David was an eminent Type 5 sa his Aflictions : yet it appears to agree fully to none but
- 21 Save me from the lions mouth: thou hast heard me also from among the horns of the unicorns. : · 22 I will declare thy Name unto my brethren: in the midst of the congregation will I praise thee.
23 O praise the Lord, ye that fear him: magnify him, all ye of the feed of Jacob, and fear him, all ye seed of Israel.
24 For he hath not despised, nor abhorred the low estate of the poor: he hath not hid his face from him, but when he called unto him, he heard him.
25 My praise is of thee in the great congregation: my vows will I perform in the fight of them that fear him.
726 *The poor shall eat, and be satisfied: they that seek after the Lord, shall praise him; your heart shall live for ever..
27 All the ends of the world shall remember themselves, and be turned unto the Lord: and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before him.
28 For the kingdom is the Lords: and he is the Governor among the people.
29 All such as be fat upon earth: have eaten, and worshipped. * 36 All they that go down into the dust, shall kneel before him: and no man hath quickened his own soul.
31 My seed shall serve him: they shall be counted unto the Lord for a generation.
32 They shall come, and the heavens shall declare his righ. teousness: untò a people that shall be born, whom the Lord hath made.
§ Psalm 23. Dominus regit me. T HE Lord is my shepherd: therefore can I lack nothing. 1 2. He shall feed me in a green pasture: and lead me forth beside the waters of comfort..
• The Poor hall eat and be fatisfied, &c. i. e. Such And they who are tbus excited to serve God in firiceri. as are truly humble and poor in Spirit shall have the ty, shall have endless caufe to praise him because he Spiritual Bielings of the Gospel bestowed upon them; will bestow upon them eternal Life through lesus Christ: and their Soul Thall be filled with all joy in believing. This is a most beautiful paftoral Hyms; in which