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14 He views all from his dwelling-place

That in the earth do dwell. 15 He forms their hearts alike, and all

Their doings he observes. 16 Great hosts save not a king, much strength

No mighty man preserves. 17 An horse for preservation

Is a deceitful thing;
And by the greatness of his strength

Can no deliv'rance bring.
18 Behold, on those that do him fear

The LORD doth set his eye; nomnomnomoravamouniorenniamarmanna

Verses 14, 15. From the place of his habitation fc. Zion was the place of his habitation, or the true Church, and the rest of mankind are all the inhabitants of the carth, that is, in every age. Upon all these he so looks as it follows, as to fashion all their hearts alike, haring considered all their works, and found them wanting, that by giving them new hearts, they may produce the works of righteousness, To fashion the bearts of all the inhabitants of the earth alike, must refer, not to their formation in the womb as human beings, in consequence of which no m.an bas a truly good heart, but to their new creation in the Second Adam, That all the first born enjoy this privilege vone call in question; but here is a declaration that secures it to the rest of' nankind, and the preceding contest riquires it to be so understood.

Verses 16, 17. There is no king saved by the multitude of an host : ac. I!ere is a lesson for kings and pecple, who are apt to promise themselves victory from the number, and tried valour of their forces. What is the strength of hostile legions, when brought to act against the counsel and plan of God, but like dry briers and thorns, before the devouring fame! The fate of every battle will depend on the side he espouses, who can easily confound the nary and tł:e mighty, and give victory to the few, and to fi:em that have no right, The same holds of that spiritual warfare, in which all true Christians are engaged. While eartlily kirgs expect salvation, or victory from the multitude of their people; Christ, on the contrary, gives salvation to all his subjects, that is, all mankind; the gloricus trith which the connection inculcates.

Verees 18, 19. Echold, the cýe of the Lord is upon them that fior him; &c. There inn perses furvisli a key 10 cren the import of the 13th and 14th. If the I exu's cye is so uson them that fear him, and hope in his Wieriy, as to delirer their soul from death, whence the second death shall Tot ccne nigh ikom, and wlerce be shall keep them alive in faniine, net only such as takes place on carih, but in the grcat fan.ire nbich shall

Er'n those who on his mercy do

With confidence rely.
19 From death to free their soul, in dearth

Life unto them to yield.
20 Our soul doth wait upon the LORD;

He is our help and shield. 21 Sith in his holy name we trust,

Our heart shall joyful be. 22 LORD, let thy mercy be on us,

As we do hope in thee. urmmrorononnnnnnnnnnnnnnsommama afiict the wicked in a future state, when they shall hunger and thirst, and the sun smite them, and a great heat; must not his looking from heaven upon all the sons of Adam, and beholding them in their misery, include their final deliverence from that death and famine? To explain the phrase as importing favour when it respects the righteous, and deny this when the wicked are intended, as if there was no favour for them as long as God exists, is to take away the key of knowlege from the people, the crime of the Jewish teachers. How long shall those who hold Predestination, and those who maintain the doctrine of Universal grace, mutually upbraid each other with subverting the doctrine of truth, by wresting the Scriptures, the true sense of which each professes to have found; while both unite in opposing what alone can reconcile them,, by leading them to a centre of union?

Verses 20, 21 Our soul waiteth for the LORD: &c. Worthy is God that our soul should wait for him in the due use of every mean, as being bis people's present help in every time of need and trouble, and their shield to defend them from every fue and danger. The heart of those therefore, who trust in his holy name, Messiah in whom it is, shall rejoice in him. The Christian life is a continued waiting for the coming of our LORD and Susiour.

Verse 22. Let thy mercy, () LORD, be upon us, according as we hope in thee. Worthy views of God inspire hope, and mercy never disappoints the hope which is founded on his word. The faith of the old Testament church rested upon the coming of Messiah in the flesh, fur which event they waited with joyful expectation, and raised hope: but the faith of Christians looks forward to his advent in his Millennial king. doin and glory. As assuredly as the first was realized in due time, to the unspeakable joy of the few, who waited for the consolation of Israel; so Assuredly shall this other coming of the Son of man be. While we sing these songs of Zion, in our public assemblies and private dwellings, let us rejoice that our Lord made the same the manual of his devotions, and that we have the honour and happiness to celebrate the Divine praises in language that proceeded so often from his sacred lips; what cannot be said of the best huinan compositions; from which, however must be excepted the inspired songs of Scripture, as having the Divine Spirit for their Author,

14 Hc views all from his dwelling-place

That in the earth do dwell.
15 He forms their hearts alike, and all

Their doings he observes.
16 Great hosts save not a king, much strength

No mighty man preserves. 17 An horse for preservation

Is a deceitful thing;
And by the greatness of his strength

Can no deliv'rance bring.
18 Behold, on those that do him fear

The LORD doth set his eye; ++++++++++ ++

Verses 14, 15. From the place of his habitation fc. Zion was the place of his habitation, or the true Church, and the rest of mankind are all the inhabitants of the earth, that is, in every age. C'pen all these he co looks as it follows, as to fashion all their hearts alike, haring considered all their works, and found them wanting, that by giving them new hearts, they may produce the works of righteousness, To fashion the hearts of all the inhabitants of the earth alike, must refer, not to their formation in the womb as human beings, in consequence of which no man has a truly good heart, but to their new creation in the Second Adam, That all the first born enjoy this privilege none call in question; but here is a decla. ration that secures it to the rest of mankind, and the preceding context reguires it to be so understood.

Verses 16, 17. There is no king saved by the multitude of an host: gc. Jere is a lesson for kings and pecple, who are apt to promise themselves victory from the number, and tried valour of their forces. What is the strength of hostile legions, when brought to act against the counsel and plan of God, but like dry briers and thorns, before the devouring flame! The fate of every battle will depend on the side he espouses, who can easily confound the many and the inighty, and give victory to the few, and to tem that have no right, The cane holds of that spiritual warfare, in which all true Christians are engaged. While eartlily kirgs expect salvation, or victory from the multitude of their people; Christ, on the contrary, gives salvation to all his subjects, that is, all mankind; the gloricus thith which the connection inculcates.

Verses 18, 19. L«hold, the cýe of the Lord is upon them that fior him; &c. Thuc inurerses furmili a key 10 open the import of the 13th and 14th. If the Lord's eye is so uson them that foar him, and hope in his werly, as to delirer their soul from death, whence the second death shall Tot ccne nigh shem, and wlerce be stall keep them alive in faniine, nct only such as iades place on carib, tut in the grcat fan.ire wbich shall

Ev'n those who on his mercy do

With confidence rely. 19 From death to free their soul, in dearth

Life unto them to yield. 20 Our soul doth wait upon the LORD;

He is our help and shield. 21 Sith in his holy name we trust,

Our heart shall joyful be. · 22 Lord, let thy mercy be on us,

As we do hope in thee. mommmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm a fiict the wicked in a future state, when they shall hunger and thirst, and the sun smite them, and a great heat; must not his looking from heaven Lipon all the sons of Adam, and beholding them in their misery, include their final deliverence from that death and famine? To explain the phrase as importing favour when it respects the righteous, and deny this when the wicked are intended, as if there was no favour for them as long as God exists, is to take away the key of knowlege from the people, the crime of the Jewish teachers. How long shall those who hold Predestidation, and those who maintain the doctrine of Universal grace, mutual. ly upbraid each other with subverting the doctrine of truth, by wresting the Scriptures, the true sense of which each professes to have found; while both unite in opposing what alone can reconcile them,, by leading them to a centre of union ?

Verses 20, 21 Our soul waileth for the LORD: &c. Worthy is God that our soul should wait for him in the due use of every mean, as being his people's present help in every time of need and trouble, and their shield to defend them from every fue and danger. The heart of those therefore, who trust in his holy name, Messiah in whom it is, shall rejoice in him. The Christian life is a continued waiting for the coming of our LORD and Susiour.

Verse 22. Let thy mercy, O LORD, be upon us, according as we hope in thee, Worthy views of God inspire hope, and mercy never disappoints the hope which is founded on his word. The faith of the old

Testament church rested upon the coming of Messiah in the flesh, for which event they waited with joyful expectation, and raised hope: but the faith of Christians looks forward to his advent in his Millennial kingdoin and glory. As assuredly as the first was realized in due time, to the unspeakable joy of the few, who waited for the consolation of Israel; so assuredly shall this other coming of the Son of man be. While we sing these songs of Zion, in our public assemblies and private dwellings, let us rejoice that our Lord made the same the manual of his devotions, and that we have the honour and happiness to celebrate the Divine praises in language that proceeded so often from his sacred lips; what cannot be said of the best huinan compositions; from which, however must be excepted the inspired songs of Scripture, as having the Divine Spirit for their Author,

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14 Hc views all from his dwelling-place ·

That in the earth do dwell. 15 He forms their hearts alike, and all

Their doings he observes. 16 Great hosts save not a king, much strength

No mighty man preserves. 17 An horse for preservation

Is a deceitful thing;
And by the greatness of his strength

Can no deliv'rance bring.
18 Behold, on those that do him fear

The LORD doth set his eye; ++++++ +++ +++++

Verses 14, 15. From the placc of his habitation &c. Zion was the place of his habitation, or the true Church, and the rest of mankind are all the inhabitants of the carth, that is, in every age. Upon all these he so looks as it follows, as to fashion all their hearts alike, haring considered all their works, and found them wanting, that by giving them new hearts, they may produce the works of righteousness, To fashion the bearts of all the inhabitants of the earth alike, must refer, not to their formation in the womb as human beings, in consequence of which no man has a truly good heart, but to their new creation in the Second Adam. That all the first born enjoy this privilege none call in question; but here is a declaration that secures it to the rest of nankind, and the preceding contest riguires it to be so understood.

Verses 16, 17. There is no king saved by the multitude of an host : &c. Jiere is a lesson for kings and pecple, who are apt to promise themselves victory from the number, and tried valour of their forces. What is the strength of hostile legions, when brought to act against the counsel and plan of God, but like dry briers and thorns, before the devouring flame !

The fate of every battle will depend on the side he espouses, who can easily confound the many and the inighty, and give victory to the few, and to

em that have no right, The same holds of that spiritual warfare, in which all true (hristians are engaged. While earthily kirgs expect salvation, or victory from the multitude of their people; Christ, on the contrary, gives salvation to all his subjects, that is, all mankind; the gloricus enith which the connection inculcates.

Verses 18, 19. Exhold, the cye of the Lord is upon them that fior him; &c. There iwwyorses furnish a key 10 cren ile import of the 13th and 14th. If the I oxu's cye is so uson :::cm 11.at foar him, and hope in his Mictly, as to deliver their soul from death, ahence the second death shall Tot ccne nigh ikam, and wlerce be stall kce; them alive in famiine, nct only such as inkes place on carih, but in the grcat fan.ice #bich shall

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