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A complaint for the church.

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1 The psalmist, having erhorted the judges, 5 and reproved their negligence, 8 prayeth God to judge. A Psalm | of Asaph. o OD standeth in the congregation on. of the mighty; he jj among "#" * the gods. **:::: 2 How long will ye judge unjustly, **** and accept the persons of the wicked 2 iPoo. Selah. 7. Frov. 18. 3 f Defend the poor and fatherless: one. “do justice to the afflicted and needy. , ; 4 * Deliver the poor and needy; rid ::::::: them out of the hand of the wicked. Prov. 24.11. 5. They "know not, neither will they fMie.s.l. understand; they walk on in darkness: * all the foundations of the earth are ooo+ out of course. + Heb. 6 "I have said, Ye are gods; and all ..., of you are children of the most high. $o o ? But 'ye shall die like men, and fall ... like one of the princes. Étou. 8 *Arise, O God, judge the earth: "for thou shalt inherit is nations.

k Mic. 7, 2, #: 2.8. PSALM LXXXIII. ev. 11, 15. 1 A complaint to God of the enemies' conspiracies. 9 Aprayer against them that oppress the church. A Song or Psalm ||of Asaph. EEP “not thou silence, "O God: hold not thy peace, and be not still, O God. 2 For, lo, "thine enemies make a tumult: and they that “hate thee have lifted up the head. 3 They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted "against thy hidden ones. 4 They have said, Come, and “let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance. 5 For they have consulted together with one + consent: they are confederate against thee: 6 * The tabernacles of Edom, and the Ishmaelites; of Moab, and the Hagarenes; 7 Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek; the Philistines with the inhabitants of Tyre; , n.,,, 8 Assur also is ioined with them: i.o.o. +they have holpen d. children of Lot. "I"..." Selah.

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f See * Chron. 26. 1, 10. 11.

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14 I should soon have subdued their enemies, and turned my hand against their adversaries.

15 "The haters of the Load should

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PSALM LXXXIV. 1 The prophet, longing for the communion of the sanctuary, 4 sheweth how blessed they are that duell therein. 8. He prayeth to be restored unto it. • P. s.title. To the chief Musician * upon Gittith, A Or, of. Psalm ||for the sons of Korah. 1623. OW "amiable are thy tabernacles, a Ps. 27.4. H O Load of hosts | y 2 "My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the Lord: my heart and my flesh crieth out for the living God. 5 Yea, the sparrow hath found an house, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, even thine altars, O Lord of hosts, my King, and my God. 4 “Blessed are they that dwell in thy house: they will be still praising thee. Selah. 5 Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee; in whose heart are the ways of them. 6 Who passing through the valley ||"of Baca make it a well; the rain also Ffilleth the pools. 7 They go || “from strength to strength, every one of them in Zion ‘appeareth before God. 8 Q Lond God of hosts, hear my prayer: give ear, O God of Jacob. Selah. 9 Behold, “O God our shield, and look upon the face of thine anointed. 10 For a day in thy courts is better !!!... than, a thousand. , t I had rather be a of doorkeeper in the house of my God, than

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PSALMS.

He prayeth for God's mercier.

PSALM LXXXV. 1 The psalmist, out of the erperience of former mercies, prayeth for the continuance thereof. 8. He promiseth to wait thereon, out of confidence of God's goodness. To the chief Musician, A Psalm *|for to the sons of Korah. | Or, of ORD, thou hast been |favourable so, unto thy land: thou hast "brought Ho back the captivity of Jacob. to 2 * Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of . . . thy people, thou hast covered all thei sin. Selah. to' 3 Thou hast taken away all thy wrath: |thou hast turned thyself from the fierce-loo, ness of thine anger. ----4 -Turn us, O God of our salvation, o' and cause thine anger toward us to cease. ... 5 * Wilt thou be angry with us for 3 o' ever? wilt thou draw out thine anger to $.” all generations? 6 Wilt thou not "revive us again: that “” thy people may rejoice in thee? 7. Shew us thy mercy, O Load, and grant us thy salvation. s ‘I will hear what God the Load will "“” speak: for “he will speak peace unto his **** people, and to his saints: but let them not "turn again to folly. *** 9 Surely his salvation is nigh them loo that fear him; “that glory may dwell in ot.’ our land. 1o Mercy and truth are met together;

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3 * 143. & name for evermore. - 13 For great is thy mercy toward me: ::::::: * and thou hast "delivered my soul from or, grave the lowest || hell. **** 14 O God," the proud are risen against ...}}." “” me, and the assemblies of + violent men have sought after my soul; and have not set thee before them. 15 °But thou, O Lond, art a God full of compassion, and gracious, longsuffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth. 16 O "turn unto me, and have mercy upon me; give thy strength unto thy servant, and save "the son of thine handmaid. 17 Shew me a token for good; that they which hate me may see it, and be ashamed: because thou, LoRD, hast holpen me, and comforted me. PSALM LXXXVII. 1 The nature and glory of the church. 4 The increase, honour, and comfort of the members thereof.

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PSALMS.

A mournful prayer. 2 Let my prayer come before thee: incline thine ear unto my cry; 3 For my soul is full of troubles: and my life ‘draweth nigh unto the grave. s r. 107.18. 4 "I am counted with them that go a P. a . down into the pit: “I am as a man that e P-31. 12. hath no oil. 5 Free among the dead, like the slain that lie in the grave, whom thou rememberest no more: and they are cut off f*** |from thy hand. o!” to 6. Thou hast laid me in the lowest pit, in darkness, in the deeps. 7 Thy wrath lieth hard upon me, and *thou hast afflicted me with all thy waves. • **7. Selah. 8 "Thou hast put away mine acquaint- ...”.”.” ance far from me; thou hast made mean **** abomination unto them: "I am shut up," "7 and I cannot come forth. 9 * Mine eye mourneth by reason of **** affliction: Lond, "I have called daily up-' or on thee, "I have stretched out my hands F.'..." unto thee. 10 "Wilt thou shew wonders to the dead? shall the dead arise and praise thee? Selah. 11 Shall thy lovingkindness be declared in the grave? or thy faithfulness in destruction P 12 °Shall thy wonders be known in the dark?” and thy righteousness in the land of forgetfulness? 13 But unto thee have I cried, O Lohd; and "in the morning shall my prayer prevent thee. 14 Lord, 'why castest thou off my soul? why “hidest thou thy face from me? 15 I am afflicted and ready to die from my youth up: while “I suffer thy terrors I am distracted. 16 Thy fierce wrath goeth over me; thy terrors have cut me off. 17 They came round about me | daily so * like water; they "compassed me about u P. o. 16. together. Jol is *Lover and friend hast thou put far o': from me, and mine acquaintance into *" darkness.

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Thankfulness for God's mercies.

f See ver, 1.

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32.10. & 132. 97. to Or, our shield is a the LORD, and our king is of the

Holy One of Israel, Ps. 47-9. z ver, 3. 1 Kings 11. 34

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b Ps. 80. 17.

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6 For who in the heaven can be compared unto the Load? who, among the sons of the mighty can be likened unto the Load? 7 * God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, and to be had in reverence of all them that are about him. 8 O Load God of hosts, who is a strong Load "like unto thee? or to thy faithfulness round about thee? 9 "Thou rulest the raging of the sea: when the waves thereof arise, thou stillest them. 1o "Thou hast broken || Rahab in pieces, as one that is slain; thou hast scattered thine enemies + with thy strong arin. 11 * The heavens are thine, the earth also is thine: as for the world and the fulness thereof, thou hast founded them. 12 "The north and the south thou hast created them: "Tabor and 'Hermon shall rejoice in thy name. 13 Thou hast ta mighty arm: strong is thy hand, and high is thy right hand. 14 "Justice and judgment are the ||habitation of thy throne: “mercy and truth shall go before thy face. 15 Blessed is the people that know the

"joyful sound: they shall walk, O Lord,

in the “light of thy countenance. 16 In thy name shall they rejoice all the day: and in thy righteousness shall they be exalted. 17 For thou art the glory of their strength: * and in thy favour our horn shall be exalted. 18 For || the Lord is our defence; and the Holy One of Israel is our king. 19 Then thou spakest in vision to thy holy one, and saidst, I have laid help upon one that is mighty; I have exalted one “chosen out of the people. 20 "I have found David my servant; with my holy oil have I anointed him: 21 "With whom my hand shall be established: mine arm also shall strengthen him. 22 “The enemy shall not exact upon him; nor the son of wickedness afflict him. 23 “And I will beat down his foes beo his face, and plague them that hate tlin. 24 But "my faithfulness and my mercy shall be with him: and ‘in my name shall his horn be exalted.

PSALMS. David's complaint and prayer.

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37 It shall be established for ever as :: ** the moon, and as a faithful witness in os heaven. Selah. * * * 38 But thou hast"cast off and 'abhor--or, red, thou hast been wroth with thine . *** anointed. b. Dest. *. 39 Thou hast made void the covenant :: ** of thy servant: ‘ thou hast profaned his firs: : crown by casting it to the ground. Laa-5 to 40 "Thou hast broken down all his ***** hedges; thou hast brought his strong holds to ruin. 41 All that pass by the wa il him: t he is “a o !. o o:* 42 Thou hast set up the right hand of his adversaries; thou hast made all his enemies to rejoice. 43 Thou hast also turned the edge of his sword, and hast not made him to stand in the battle. 44. Thou hast made his +glory to cease, .ol. and ‘cast his throne down to the ground. for = 45 The days of his youth hast thou shortened: thou hast covered him with shame. Selah. 46 “How long, Lond? wilt thou hide **** thyself for ever? "shall thy wrath burn "**** like fire? 47 'Remember how short my time is: oo whereforehast thou made all men in vain? :: * * * 48 “What man is he that liveth, and P. J shall not "see death? shall he deliver his "o-*-*s soul from the hand of the grave? Selah.

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:::::::::: score years and ten; and if by reason of -or strength be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away. 11 Who knoweth the power of thine anger? even according to thy fear, so is thy wrath. 12 *So teach us to number our days, that we may + apply our hearts unto wisdom. 13. Return, O Load, how long? and let it "repent thee concerning thy servants. 14 O satisfy us early with § mercy; that we may rejoice and be glad all our days. 15 Make us glad according to the days wherein thou hast afflicted us, and the years wherein we have seen evil. 16 Let "thy work appear unto thy servants, and thy glory unto their children.

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PSALMS.

The happy state of the godly.

the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish thou it.

I Th PSALM XCI. e state of the godly. 3 Their tw.

9 Their habitation. %l Their ... 14. Their friend; with the effects of them

all. H. "that dwelleth in the secret of the most high shall 'der the shadow of the Almighty. o: 2 * I will say of the Load, He is my of 17.8. refuge and my fortress: my God; in him **** will I trust. 3 Surely “he shall deliver thee from a P. at 7. the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence. 4 "He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust; his truth shall be thy shield and buckler. 5 ‘Thou shalt not be afraid for the o, terror, by night; nor for the arrow that ;. flieth by day; : "o 6 Nor for the pestilence that walketh * in darkness: nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday. 7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee. 8. Only “with thine eyes shalt thou be- or hold and see the reward of the wicked. 9 Because thou hast made the Load which is "my refuge, even the most high, hor.” ‘thy habitation; oo:: 10 *There shall no evil befall thee, or...v. ix. neither shall any plague come nigh thy ". dwelling. 11 : For he shall give his angels charge of 7. over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. *::::::, 12 They shalf bear thee up in iheir "ho, hands, "lest thou dash thy foot against jobs...s. a stone. Ps. 37.24. 13. Thou shalt tread upon the lion and |adder: the young lion and the dragon " "," shalt thou trample under feet. 14 Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath "known "* 9. ". my name. 15 ° He shall call upon me, and I • * * * will answer him: "I will be with him in P". 43.” trouble; I will deliver him, and "honour on

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