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7 Behold, they speak with their mouth, and swords are in their lips: for who doth hear?

8 But thou, O Lord, lhalt have them in derision : and thou shalt laugh all the heathen to scorn.

9 My strength will I ascribe unto thee: for thou art the God of my refuge.

10 God leweth me his goodness plenteously: and God shall let me fee my defire upon mine enemies.

11 Slay them not, left my people forget it : but scatter them abroad among the people, and put them down, 0 Lord, our defence.

12 For the sin of their mouth, and for the words of their lips, they shall be taken in their pride: and why? their preaching is of cursing and lies.

13 Consume them in thy wrath ; consume them, that they may perish: and know that it is God that ruleth in Jacob, and unto the ends of the world,

14 And in the evening they will return: gria like a dog, and will go about the city.

15 They will run here and there for meat : and grudge if they be not satisfied.

16 As for me, I will sing of thy power, and will praise thy mercy betimes in the morning : for thou hast been my defence and refuge in the day of my trouble.

17 Unto thee, O my strength, will I fing: for thou, O God, art my refuge, and my merciful God.

Psalm 1x. Deus, repulifti nos.
GOD, thou hast cast us out, and scattered us abroad:

thou hast also been displeased; O turn thee unto us again.

2 Thou hast moved the land, and divided it: heal the sores thereof, for it shaketh.

3 Thou hast shewed thy people heavy things : thou halt given us a drink of deadly wine. 2] “For who, fay they, doth hear.” Bib.tranf. 12]." And for cursing and lying which they speak." Bibi tranf. Psalm 1x.) This psalm is thought to have been compofed by David, when after his coming to the throne; the tribes of

Israel had fubmitted to his sceptre, and he was engaged in the reduction of the adjacent countries 2 Sam, v. and vïïi.

3) “ Thou haft made us to drink the wine of astonishment." Bib. trans.


4 Thou hast given a token for such as fear thee: that they may triumph because of the truth.

$ Therefore were thy beloved delivered : help me. with thy right hand, and hear me.

6 God hath spoken in his holiness, I will rejoice, and divide Sichem; and meet out the valley of Succoth.

7 Gilead is mine, and Manasses is mine: Ephraim alfo is the strength of my head; Judah is my law.giver;

8 Moab is my wash-pot; over Edom will I cast out my shoe : Philistia, be thou glad of me.

9 Who will lead me into the strong city: who will bring me into Edom?

10 Haft not thou cast us out, O God: wilt not thou, O God, go out with our hosts?

I O be thou our help in trouble : for vain is the help of man.

i2 Through God will we do great acts : for it is he that shall tread down our enemies.

Psalm Ixi. Exaudi, Deus. ( EAR my crying, O God: give ear untoʻmy prayer.

2 From the ends of the earth will I call upon chee: when my heart is in heaviness.

3 O set me up upon the rock that is higher than I: for thou hast been my hope, and a strong tower for me against the enemy: 4 I will dwell in thy tabernacle for ever : and my

trust khall be under the covering of thy wings.

5 For thou, O Lord, haft heard my desires: and haft given an heritage unto those that fear thy Name.

6 Thou shalt grant the King a long life: that his years may endure throughout all generations.

41 “Thou hast given a banner to them that fear thee, that it may be displayed because of thy truth." Bib. tranf. The modern Eastern people regard the giving a banner as a pledge

of protection to fuppliants. & Wall pot;

shoe) Figurative expressions, significant of the lowest Rate of servitude. Over Philftia give a shout of triumph.-Horne.

9] Bozrah, the capital of Idumea or Edom, was a fortified town, situated on a rock, deemed impregnable.

Pfalm lxi.] David expresses his gratitude for the mercies which he had experienced, and his dependence upon God in all fituations.

6). These words may be applied to Him of whom it was faid by the angel, “ The Lord God Thall give unto Him the throne of bis facbet

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7. He shall dwell before God for ever : O prepare thy loving mercy and faithfulness, that they may preserve him. :

8 So will I always fing praise unto thy Name: chat I may daily perform iny vows.

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Psalm lxii. Nonne Deo?
Y soul truly waiteth still upon God: for of him
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2 He verily is my strength and my salvation : he is my
defence, so that I shall not greatly fall,

3 How long will ye imagine mischief against every man: ye shall be Nain all the fort of you ; yea, as a tottering wall Mall ye be, and like a broken hedge.

4 Their device is only how to put him out whom God will exalt : their delight is in lies; they give good words with their mouth, but curfe with their heart.

5 Nevertheless, my soul, wait thou still upon God: for my hope is in him. :16 He truly is my strength and my falvation : he is my defence, so that I fhall not fall.

7 In God is my health and my glory: the-rock of my might, and in God is my trust.";

8. O put your trust'in him alway, ye people : pour out your hearts before him, for God is our hope.

9 As for the children of men, they are but vanity: the children of men are deceitful upon the weights; they are altogether lighter than vanity itself David; and he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever, and of his Kingdom there shall be no end.” Luke i. 32. SPEIm Ixii. David, although in distress, declares and repeats the strongest hope of deliverance, and his full determination to trust in God alone. 16. be $1 This repetition of the firft verse, with the change of perfon, is very beautiful,

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10 O trust not in wrong and robbery; give not yourselves upto vanity : if riches increase, set not your heart

upon them.

11 God spake once, and twice I have also heard the same: that power belongeth unto God;

12 And that thou, Lord, art merciful: for thou re. wardest every man according to his work.

Pfalm Isiïi. Deus, Deus meus.

O GOD, thou art my God: early will I seek thee.

2 My soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh also longeth after thee: in a barren and dry land where no water is.

3 Thus have I looked for thee in holiness : that I might behold thy power and glory.

4 For thy loving-kindness is better than the life itself: my lips shall praise thee.

5 As long as I live will I magnify thee on this manner : and lift up my hands in thy Name.

6 My soul shall be satisfied, even as it were with marrow and fatness: when my mouth praiseth thee with joy.

ful lips.

7 Have I not remembered thee in my bed : and thought upon thee when I was waking ?

8 Because thou hast been my helper : therefore under the lhadow of thy wings will I rejoice.

9 My soul hangeth upon thee : thy right hand hath upholden me.

10 These also that seek the hurt of my soul : they Thall go under the earth.

11 Let them fall upon the edge of the sword : that they may be a portion for foxes.

Pfalm lxii.] This psalm is faid to have been composed by David under circumstances of great sadness, when not daring to trust himself in Keilah, which he had rescued from the Philistines, he got into strong holds in the wilderness of Judea, in the forest of Hareth. 1 Sam. xxii. 5.

3) “. To see thy power and glory, so as I have seen thee in the fanctuary.” Bib. tranf.

11) Perfons slain in war were left on the field to be devoured by jackalls, here called foxes.

12 But the King shall rejoice in God; all they also that swear by him thall be commended : for the mouth of them that speak lies shall be stopped.

Plalm lxiv. Exaudi, Deus.
EAR my voice, O God, in my prayer: preserve my

lite from fear of the enemy. 2 Hide me from the gathering together of the froward: and from the insurrection of wicked doers,

3 Who have whet their tongue like a sword : and shoot out their arrows, even bitter words;

4 That they may privily Thoot at him that is perfe&t: suddenly do they hit him, and fear pot.

5 They encourage themselves in mischief : and com. mune among themselves, how they may lay snares; and say, that no man shall see them.

6 They imagine wickedness, and pra&tise it: that they keep secret among themselves, every man in the deep of his heart.

7 But God shall suddenly Thoot at them with a swift arrow: that they shall be wounded.

8 Yea, their own tongues shall make them fall : info. much that whoso seeth them shall laugh them to scorn.

9 And all men that see it thall say, This hath God done: for they fhall perceive that it is his work.

10 The righteous shall rejoice in the Lord, and put his trust in him: and all they that are true of heart, thall be glad.

12] It was a common mark of respect to kings, for their subjects in taking an oath to mention their names. 1 Sam. i. 26, and xx. 3; 2 Sam. XV. 21, and in several other places.

Pfalm Ixiv] This is a prayer of David for deliverance from his enemies, and a prediction of God's destruction of them.

2] “ Hide me from the secret coupsel of the wicked.” Bib. tranf. A Hit] “ Shoot at him.” Bib. tranf.

6) “ They search out iniquities, they accomplish a diligent search: boch the inward thought of every one of them, and the heart is deep." Bib. 07.

8] Their tongues, which they had whetted to hurt others, shall in the event occali their own ruin; “ all that see them fall flee away" at the dread of th. udg.ents of God.

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