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The short prosperity

19 And blessed be, his glorious rame for ever; and let, the whole earth be filled with his glory; Amen, and Amen. 20 The prayers of David the son of Jesse are ended. PS XIII

M LX The fearful End of the Wicked. ‘I 's salm of Asaph. Too God is good to Israel, even to such as are of a clean neart. 2. But as for me, my feet were almost gone; my steps had well nigh slipped. , 3 For I was envious at the fool; ish, when I saw the prosperity of e wicked. . For there are no bands in their death: but their strength is firm. 5 They are not in, trouble as othermen; neither are they plagued like other men. 6 Therefore pride compasseth them about as a chain; violence covereth them as a garment. 7. Their eyes stand out with fatness: they have more than heart could wish. 8 They are corrupt, and speak wickedly, concerning oppression: they speak loftily. 9. They set their mouth against the heavens, and their tongue walketh through the earth. .10 Therefore his people return hither: and waters of a full cup are wrung out to them. 11 And they say, How doth God know? and is there knowledge in the Most High 3 12 Behold, these are the ungodly, who prosper in the world; they increase in riches. 13 Verily l have, cleansed my heart in vain, and washed my hands in innocency. 14 For all the day long have I been plagued, and chastened every morning. 15 If I *f; I will speak thus; behold, I should offend against the generation o children. - When I thought to know this, it was too o for me; 17. Until I went into the sanctuary of God; then understood I their

end. 18 Surely thou, didst set them in slippery places: thou castedst them down into destruction. ow are they brought into desolation, as in a moment: they are utterly consumed with terrors. 20 dream when one awaketh ; so, O Lorn, when thou awakest, thou shalt despise their age.

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21. Thus my heart was grieved, and I was pricked in my reins. 2 So foolish was I, and igno rani: ; was is a boast before thee. 23. Nevertheless I am continually with thee; thou hast holden me by my, right hand. 24 Thou shalt thy ; and af me to glory. 25 W. have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon ea that I desire besides thee. . . . My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever. 27 of lo, they that are far from thee shall perish : thou hast destroyed all them that go a whoring from thee. 28 But it is good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in the Lord GoD, that I may de clare all thy works. PSALM LXXIV. Sanctuary's Desolution lamented. f Maschil of Asaph. GQI), why hast thou cast us off for ever ? ...'...". thine anger smoke against the sheep of thy pasture ? 2. Remember thy congregation, which thou hast purchased of old; the rod of thine inheritance, whi thou hast redeemed ; this mount Zion, wherein thou hast dwelt. 3 fift up thy feet unto the perpetual desolations; even all that the enemy hath done wickedly in the sanctuary. . - 4 Thine enemies roar in the midst of thy congregations; they set up their ensigns for signs. J1 man, was famous according as he had lifted up axes upon the thick, trees. 6 But now they break down the carved work thereof at once with axes and hammers. 7 They have cast fire into thy sanctuary, they have defiled, by casting 'doom the dwelling-place of thy, name to the ground. They said in their hearts, Let us destroy them, together: they have burned up all the synagogues of God in the land. . e see not our signs: there is no more any prophet: neither is there among us any that knoweth how long. 10 O God, how long shall the adversary reproach 3 shail the ony blaspheme thy name for ever 11, Why withdrawest thou, th hand, even thy right hand 1 o:

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it out of thy bosom. 12 For God is my King of old,

David's prayer, &c. working salvation in the midst of the earth. .. - 13. Thou didst divide the sea by thy strength : thou. brakest, the heads of the dragons in the waters. 14 Thou brakest the heads of leviathan in pieces, and gavest in to meat" to the people inhabiting the wilderness. 15 Tsiou didst cleave the fountain and the flood: thou driedst up mighty rivers. - ió The day is thine, the night also is thine: thou hast prepared the light and the sun. is Thou hast set all the borders of the earth: thou hast made summer and winter. ... 18 Remember this, that the enemy hath reproached, O Lord, and that the foolish people have bias. phemed thy name. 19 O deliver not the soul of thy turtle-dove unto the multitude of the wicked: forget not the congregation of thy poor for ever. ave respect unto the covemant: for the dark places of the earth are full of the habitations of

ego; 21 O let not the oppressed return, ashamed : let the poor and needy praise thy name. . . . 22 Arise, O God, plead thine own cause: remember how the foolish man reproacheth thee daily. , . 23 Forget not the voice of thine enemies: the tumult of those that rise up against thee increaseth continually. PSALM LXXV. The Psalmist rebuketh the Proud. *I To the chief Musician, Al-taschith: A Psalm or Song of Asaph. NTO thee, O God, do we give thanks, unto thee do we give thanks: for that thy name is near, thy wondrous works declare. 2 }.} I | loor gregation I will Judge, uprightly.,. 3. The earth and all the inhabitants thereofare. dissolved: I bear up the pillars of it., Selah. I said unto the fools, . Deal not foolishly ; and to the wicked, Lift not up the horn: 5 Lift not up your horn on high: speak not with a stiffneck. . 6 For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south. . 7 But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another. 8 For in the hand of the LoRD there is a cup, and the wine is red; it is full of mixture, and he poureth out of the same: but the dregs

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God's defence of Zion shall wring them out, and drink

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prey. 5. The stout hearted are spoiled they have slept their sleep: an none, of the men of might have found their hands. 6 At thy rebuke, O God of Jacob, both the chariot and horse are cast into a dead sleep. Thou, even thou, art to be feared:, and who may stand in thy sight, when once thou art angry 3 8 Thou didst cause judgment to be heard from heaven; the earth feared, and was still, , . § When God arose to judgment, to save all the meek of the earth. Selah. 10 Surely the wrath of man shall praise thee: the remainder of wrath shalt thou restrain. 11 Wow, and pay unto the Lord your God: let all that be round about him bring presents unto him that ought to be feared. 12 He shall cut off the spirit of princes: he is terrible to the kings of the earth. ...PSALM LXXVII, Dapid's Combat with Diffidence. is To the chief Musician, to Jeduthun, A Psalm of Asaph. CRíří) into God with my voice, even unto God with my voice; and he gave ear unto me. 2 In the day of my trouble I sought the LoRD: my sore ran in the night and ceased not: my soul refused to be comforted. 3 I remembered God, and was troubled f complained, and my spirit was overwhelmed. Selah. 4 Thou holdest mine eyes waking: I am so troubled that I cannot speak. 5 shave considered the days of old, the ło of ancient times. 6 I call to remembrance my soo

thereof, all the wicked of the earth

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Pavid's temptation.

mine own heart: and my spirit
made diligent search.
7 Will É. Lord cast off for ever?
and will he be favourable no more ?
his mercy clean gone for
ever? doth his promise fail for
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cious? hath he in, anger shut up
his tender mercies 3,8elah. -
10 And, I said, This is my in-
firmity: but I will remember the
ears of the right hand of the Most

19th. 11 I will remember the works of e LoRD: surely I will remember thy wonders of old. I will meditate also of all thy work, and talk of o Thy way, O God, is in the sanctuary: who is so great a God as our God! 14 Thou art the God that doest wonders: thou hast declared thy strength among the people. hou hast with thine arm redeemed thy people, the sons of Jacob and Joseph. Selah. he waters saw thee, O God, the waters saw thee; they were afraid: the depths alsó were trou


17. The clouds poured out water: the skies, sent out, a sound: thine arrows also went abroad. . 18 The voice of thy, thunder was in the heaven: the lightnings light ened the world: the earth trembled and shook.

19 Thy way is in the sea, and thy path in the great waters, and *: ootsteps are not known, ..

Thou leddest thy people like a flock by the hand of Moses and Aaron. PSALM LXXVIII. . God's Mercies to Israel recited. T. Maschil of Asaph. Go. ear, O my people, to my law: incline four ears to the

words of my mouth.

2, I will open my mouth in a pa. rable: I will utter dark sayings of

old : # which we have heard and known, and our fathers have tol

4. We, will not hide them from their children, shewing to the generation to come the praises of the LoRD, and his strength, and his wonderful works that he hathione. - or he established a testimony in Jacob, and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers, that they should make them known to their children:

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dren, which should be born - who should arise and declare them to 7 That they might set their o: , and not forget the wor of God, but keep his commandments: , . 8 And might not be as their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation; a generation that set not their heart aright, and whose spirit was not steadfast with God. 9. The children of Ephraim, being armed, and o: bows, turned back in the day of battle. They kept not the covenant food, and refused to walk in his aw; 11 And forgat his works, and his wonders that he had shewed them. Marvellous things did he in the sight of their fathers, in the land of Egypt, in the field of Zoan. He divided the sea, and caused, them to pass through; and he made the waters to stand as a heap. 14 In the day-time, also he led them with a cloud, and all the night with a light of fire. 15 He clave the rocks in the wilderness, and gave them drink as out of the great depths. 16. He brought streams also out of the rock, and caused waters to run down like rivers. 17 And they sinned yet more #. him by provoking the Most igh in the wilderness. 18 And they tempted, God in eir heart by asking meat for their St.

19 Yea, they spake against God; they said, Can God furnish a tablé in the wilderness? 20 Behold, he smote the rock that the waters gushed out, and the streams overflowed; can he ive bread also 4 can he provide esh for his people? 21 Therefore the Lord heard this, and was wroth' so a fire was kindled against Jacob, and anger also came up against Israel; T. 2? Because they believed not in God, and trusted not in his salva

on : 23 Though he had commanded the clouds from above, and opened the doors of heaven, And had rained down manna upon them to eat, and had given them of the corn of heaven. 25 Man did eat angels' food : he sent them meat to the full. . He caused an east wind, to blow in the heaven; and by his o: he brought in the south win

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srael. For all this o: still, and believed not for his wondrous works. - 33 Therefore their days did he consume in vanity, and their years in trouble. 34 When he slew them, then they sought him: and oned and inqo, early after God. nd, they remembered that God was their Rock, and the high God their Redeemer. 36 Nevertheless § did flatter him with their mouth, and they lied unto him with their tongues. 37 For their heart was not right with him, neither were they steadfast in his covenant. .38 But he, being full of compas; sion, forgave their iniquity, an destroyed them not: yea, many a time turned he his anger away, and did not stir up all his wrath. 39 For he remembered that the were but flesh; a wind that passe away, and cometh not again. . . 40. How, oft did they provoke him in the wilderness, and grieve him in the desert: 41 Yea, they turned back and tempted God, and limited the Holy One of Israel. 42. They remembered not his hand, nor the day when he dolivered them from the enemy. , , . .43 How he §o. his signs in t, and his wonders in the #%. - . 44 And had turned their rivers into blood: and their floods, that they could not drink. He sent divers sorts of flies among them, which devoured them; and frogs which destroyed them. He gave also their increase unto the caterpillar, and their labour unto the locust. . . 47. He destroyed their vines with }. and their sycamore-trees with rost. 48 He so up their cattle also to the hail, and their flocks to hot thunder-bolts. 49 He cast upon them the fierce

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and disobedient

ness of his anger, wrath, and indignation, and trouble, by sending evil

angels them. He †. a way to his anger;

he spared not their soul from death, but gave their life over to the pes: tilence; 51 And smote all the first-born in o the chief of their strength in the tabernacles of Ham : 52. But made his own people to go forth, like.,sheep, and guided them in the wilderness like a flock. 53 And he led them on safely, so that they feared not: but the sea overwhelmed their enemies. And he brought them to the border of his sanctuary, even to this mountain, which his right hand had purchased. He cast out the heathen also before them, and divided them an inheritance by line, and made the #. of Israel to dwell in their ents. 56 Yet they tempted and provoked the most high God, and kept not his testimonies: 57. But, turned back, and dealt unfaithfully like their fathers: they were turned aside like a deceitful

w. 58 For, they provoked him to anger with their high places, and moved him to jealousy with their gravgn images. When God heard this, he was wroth, and greatly abhorreàisrael. 60 So that he forsook the tabernacle of Shiloh, the tent which he placed among men; , , . ... 61 And delivered, his strength into captivity, and his glory into the enemy's hand. 62. He gave his people over also unto the sword; and was wroth with his inheritance. efire consumed their young men; and their maidens were not given to marriage; 64 Their priests fell by the sword; and their widows made no lamen: tation. 65 Then the LoRD, awaked, as one out of sleep, and like a mighty man that shouteth by reason of wine. 66 And he smote his enemies in the hinder parts: he put them to a perpetual reproach. oreover he refused the tabernacle of Joseph, and chose not the tribe of Ephraim: 68 But chose the tribe of Judah, the mount Zion, which he loved: .69 And he built his sanctuary like high palaces, like the earth which hohath established for over. 70 He chose David alo,” serJerusalem's desolation.

; and took him from the sheepolds :

71 From following the ewes great with young he brought him to feed Jacob his peoplc, and Israel his inheritance.

72. So he fed them according to the integrity of his heart; an #. them by the skilfulness of his hands.

PSALM LXXIX. Jerusalem's Desolation lamented. * A Psalm of Asaph. GOD, the heathen are come into thine inheritance; thy

holy temple have they defiled; they have laid Jerusalem on heaps.

2The dead bodies of thy servants have they given to be meat onto the fowls of the heaven, the flesh

of thy saints unto the beasts of the

earth. . 3.Their blood have they shed like water round about Jerusalem; an there was none to bury them. We are become a reproach to our neighbours, a scorn and derision to them that are round about

us. 5 How long, LoRD? wilt thou be angry...for ever 3 shall thy jealousy burn like fire? 6 Pour out thy wrath upon the heathen that have not known thee, and upon the kingdoms that have not called upon thy name. For they have devoured Jacob, and laid waste his dwelling-place. remember not against us former iniquities: let thy tender mercies speedily prevent us: for we are brought very low. Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of thy name: and deliver us, and purge away our sins, for thy name's sake. 10Wherefore should the heathen say, Where is their God? let him be known among the heathon in our sight by the revenging, of the blood of thy servants which is shed: 11 Iset the sighing of the prisoner come before thee; according to the greatness of thy power preserve thou those that are appointed to

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JMiseries of the Church

IVE ear, Q Shepherd of Israel, thou that leadest Joseph like a flock; th9u that dwellest between the cherubims, shine forth. 2 Before o and Benjamin and Manasseh stir up thy strength, and come and save us. 3 Turn us again cause thy face to shall be saved. 4 O Lorp God of hosts, how long wilt thou be angry against the prayer of thy people? . 5 Thou feedest them with, the bread of tears; and givest them tears to drink in great measure. hou, makest us a strife unto our neighbours: and our enemies laggh among themselyes: 7Turn us again, O God of hosts and cause thy face to shine; and we shall be saved. 8 Thou hast brought a vine out

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d of Egypt: thou hast cast out the

heathem and planted it. 9 Thou preparedst room before it, and didst gause it to take deep root, and it filled the land. 10. The hills were covered with the shadow of it, and the boughs thereof were like the goodly cedars. 11 She sent out her boughs unto the sea, and her branches unto the river. 12 Why hast thou then broken down her hedges, so that all the Whigh pass by the way do pluc

ero 13The boar out of the wood floth waste it, and the wild beast of the field doth devour it. 14 Return, we beseech thee, O God of hosts: look down from heaven, and behold, and visit this vine: iš'And the vineyard which thy right hand hath planted, and the §: that thou madest strong for thyself. 16 It is burnt with fire, it is cut down: they perish at the rebuke of thy countenance. 17 Let thy hand be upon the man of thy right hand, upon the son of man whom thou madest strong for thyself. So will not we go back from thee: quicken us, and we will call upon thy name. . Turn us again, O Lorn God of hosts, cause thy face to shine; and we shall be saved. PSALM LXXXI. #n exhortation to praise God. T To the chief Musician upon Git tith, A Psalm o ING aloud, unto. God our strength: make a joyful noise

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unto the God of Jacob.

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