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from. Basan: mine own will I bring again, as I did sometime from the deep of the sea.

23 "That thy foot may be dipped in the blood of thine enemies: and that the tongue of thy dogs may be red through the same.

24 It is well seen, O God, how thou goeft : how thou, my God, and King, goest in the sanctuary,

25 The fingers go before, the minstrels follow after: in the midst are the damsels playing with the timbrels.

26 Give thanks, O Israel, unto God the Lord in the congregations:- from the ground of the heart.

27 There is little Benjamin their ruler, and the princes of juda their counsel: the princes of Zabulon, and the princes of Nephthali.

28 Thy God hath sent forth strength for thee: stablish the thing, o God, that thou hast wrought in us,

29 For thy temples fake at Jerusalem: so shall kings bring presents unto thee.

30 When the company of the spear-men, and multitude of the mighty are scattered abroad among the beasts of the people, so that they humbly bring pieces of silver: and when he hath scattered the people that delight in war ;

31 Then shall the princes come out of Egypt: the Morians land shall foon stretch out her hands unto God.

32 Sing unto God, Oye kingdoms of the earth: O sing praises unto the Lord,

33 Who sitteth in the heavens over all from the beginning : lo, he doth send out his voice, yea, and that a mighty voice.


the power to God over Israel: his worship and strength is in the clouds.

35 O God, wonderful art thou in thy holy places: even the God of Israel; he will give strength and power unto his people; blessed be God,

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|| Psalm 69. Salvum me fac. WAVE me, O God: for the waters are come in even unto my

soul. 2 1 fick fast in the deep mire, where no ground is: I am come into dep waters, so that the floods run over me,

3 I am weary of crying, my throat is dry: my fight faileth me for waiting so long upon my God.

4 They that hate me without a cause, are more than the hairs

my head: they that are mine enemies and would destroy me pultiss, are mighty.

5 I paid them the things that I never took: God, thou knowest my fimpleness, and my faults are not hid from thee.

6 Let not them that trust in thee, O Lord God of hosts, be ashamed for my cause: let not those that seek thee, be confounded through me, O Lord God of Israel.

7 And why? for thy fake have I suffered reproof: shame hath covered


face. 8 I am become a stranger unto my brethren: even an alien unto my mothers children.

9 For the zeal of thine house hath even eaten me: and the rebukes of them that rebuked thee are fallen upon inc.

1o I wept and chastened myself with fasting: and that was turned to my reproof.

11 I put on sackcloth also: and they jested upon me.

12 They that fit in the gate, speak against me: and the drunk. ards make songs upon me.

13 But, Lord, I make my prayer unto thee: in an acceptable time.

1 David in this Psalm speaks as a Type of Jesus . v. 25--and the obstinacy and reje&tion of the Jezuso Chrift. Here we see our Lord's zeal for the glory of This appears from the application which the Apoft les God v.g.--the contempt to which he was exposed, v. make, in the New Testament, of several pall'ages of 7, 8.12. &c.-the Gall and Vinegar that were offered this Psalm. io bim on the Cross, v. 22.--the fatal end of Judas,

14 Hear me, O God, in the multitude of thy mercy: even in the truth of thy falvation.

15 Take me out of the mire, that I sink not: O let me be delivered from them that hate me, and out of the deep waters.

16 Let not the water-food drown me, neither let the deep swallow me up: and let not the pit shut her mouth upon me.

17 Hear me, O Lord, for thy loving kindness is comfortable: turn thee unto me, according to the multitude of thy mercies.

18 And hide not thy face from thy servant, for I am in trouble: O haste thee, and hear me.

19 Draw nigh unto my soul, and save it: O deliver me because of mine enemies. 20 Thou hast known my reproof, my shame, and

and my dishonour: mine adversaries are all in thy sight.

21 Thy rebuke hath broken my heart, I am full of heaviness : I looked for some to have pity on me, but there was no man, neither found I any to comfort me.

22 They gave me gall to eat: and when I was thirsty, they gave me vinegar to drink. 23

* Let their table be made a snare to take themselves withal: and let the things that should have been for their wealth, be unto them an occasion of falling.

24 Let their eyes be blinded, that they see not: and ever bow thou down their backs.

25 Pour out thine indignation upon them: and let thy wrathful displeasure take hold of them.

26 Let their habitation be void: and no man to dwell in their tents.

27 For they persecute him whom thou hast smitten: and they talk how they may vex them whom thou hast wounded.

Let their Table be made a snare to take, &c. This fore by no means jultily Christians, in withing id to and the like expressions following are not to be looked those that have injured thema upon as imprecations, but as prophecies; and will there

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28 Let thein fall from one wickedness to another: and not come into thy righteousness.

29 Let them be wiped out of the book of the living: and not be written among the righteous.

30 As for me, when I am poor and in heaviness: thy help, O God, shall lift me up.

31 I will praise the name of God with a song: and magnify it with thanksgiving

32 This also Thall please the Lord: better than a bullock that hath horns and hoofs.

33 The humble shall consider this, and be glad: seck God, and your soul shall live.

34 For the Lord heareth the poor: and despiseth not his prisoners.

35 Let heaven and earth praise him :the sea and all that moveth therein.

36 For God will save Sion, and build the cities of Juda: that men may dwell there, and have it in poffesfion.

37 The posterity also of his servants shall inherit it: and they that love his Naine shall dwell therein.

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Deus in adjutorium. (ASTE thee, O God, to deliver me: make haste to help me,

O Lord. 2 Let them be ashamed and confounded, that seek after my soul: let them be turned backward and put to confusion, that wish me evil.

3 Let them for their reward be soon brought to shame: that ery over me, There, there.

4. But let all those that seek thee be joyful and glad in thee: and let all such as delight in thy salvation, say alway, The Lord be praised.

5 As for me I am poor and in misery: haste thee unto me, O God.


#David being obliged by his Son Abfalom to flee # As for me I am poor and in milery. This is the from Jerufalem, here implores the divine aid against language of one, who, perhaps, a few Days before, Mais Enemies..

was one of the happiett ana most potent Princes of the

6 Thou art my helper, and my Redeemer: O Lord, make no long tarrying


# Psalm 71. In te, Dornine. N thee, O Lord, have I

put my trust, let me never be put to confusion: but rid nie, and deliver me in thy righteousness; incline thine ear unto me, and save me.

2 Be thou my strong hold whereunto I may alway resort: thou hast promised to help me, for thou art my house of defence and my castle.

3 Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the ungodly: out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.

4. For thou, O Lord God, art the thing that I long for: thou art my hope even from my youth.

5 Through thee have I been holden up ever since I was borne thou art he that took me out of my mothers womb, my praise shall be always of thee.

6 I am become as it were a monster unto many: but my sure trust is in thee.

7 O let my mouth be filled with thy praise: that I may fing of thy glory and honour all the day long.

8° Cast me not away in the time of age: forfake me not when my strength faileth me.

9. For mine enemies speak against me, and they that lay wait for my soul, take their counsel together, faying: God hath forsaken him, persecute him, and take him; for there is none to deliver him.

10 Go not far from me, O God: my God, haste thee to help nie.

11 Let them be confounded and perish, that are againft my soul: Ealt.' So uncertain is human greatness ! fo frail is our fion; in which, David beseeches God to deliver him, dependence upon worldly enjoyments !-How.Itrongly and to let him again experience the same goodness, ought this to inspire those that are rich in this world which he had felt the effects of from his Youth. He with Humility and Moderation!

complains of the insults and cruelties of his Enemies ; # This Pfalm seems to have a connection with the and, in full assurance that God will protect him is preceding, as it was probably wrote on the same occa- filled with an holy joy, and vows to praise him for ever,

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