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Therefore in shadow of thy wings
men's sons their trust shall place. 8 They with the fatness of thy house
shall be well satisfy’d:
wilt drink to them provide.
remains alone with thee;
we clearly light shall see.
continue that thee know;
thy righteousness bestow.
come, and against me stand : And let me not removed be,
Lord, by the wicked's hand... 12 There fall’n are they, and ruined,
that work iniquities :
A Psalm of DAVID. This Psalm is wholly of the instructive kind. As the Mosaic system, and the covenant between God and Israel, as his peculiar people, promised remarkable temporal felicity, to such as were obedient to the law, and de. nounced temporal miseries against those that were impia ous and profane ; the Psalmist here cautions against stumbling at particular providences, which might appear contrary to the tenor of that covenant. Here are (1) Plain and express warnings against fretfulness at the prosperity of the wicked, in their wickedness; ver. 1,7, 8. with the arguments and reasons enforcing the same, viz. that the character of the wicked is ignominious, while that of the righteous is lionourable ; ver. 12, 14, 21, 26, 30, 31, 32. That the wicked, in the very height of their prosperity, are near to destruction, while the righteous, even in their adversity, have special protection from God, and shall never be ruined; ver. 2, 9, 10, 13, 15, 17, 20, 28, 33, 40. And that God hath special blessings in store for, and even in this life manifests distinguished kindness to the righteous and their seed; ver. 11, 16, 18, 19, 22-25, 28, 29, 37. (2) Here are proper and eflectual remedies to prevent sinfui fretting at the prosperity of the wicked, or troubles of the godly, viz. hoping in God as our saviour, delighting in God as our companion, friend, and portion ; following him as our guide; departing from evil and doing good; waiting on the Lord, and keeping his way ; ver. 3—6, 27, 34.
Be thou, my soul, an accurate observer, of the matter and circumstances of every providence. Carefully compare them, one with another : and all with the perfections, conyenant, and promises of God, in order that thou mayest never be offended thereat.
TNOR evil-doers fret thou not
that work iniquity.
soon be cut down shall they ; And, like the green and tender herb,
they wither shall away. 3 Set thou thy trust upon the Lord,
and be thou doing good ; And so thou in the land shalt dwell,
and verily have food. 4 Delight thyself in God, he'll give
thine heart's desire to thee.
5 Thy way to God commit, him trust,
it bring to pass shall he.
thy right’ousness display ;
like noon-tide of the day.
wait, for him : do not fret
success in sin doth get.
see thou forsake also :
that evil thou should'st do. 9 For those that evil-doers are
shall be cut off and fall :
the earth inherit shall.
the wicked shall not be ;
but it thou shalt not see. 11 But, by inheritance the earth
the meek ones shall possess : They also shall delight themselves
in an abundant peace. 12 The wicked plots against the just,
and at him whets his teeth. 13 The Lord shall laugh at him because
his day be coming seeth. 14 The wicked have drawn out the sword,
and bent their bow, to slay
men of an upright way.
15 But their own sword, which they have
shall enter their own heart : [drawn, . Their bows which they have bent shall and into pieces part,
[break, 16 A little that a just man hath
is more and better far,
as lewd and wicked are.
but God the just sustains, 18 God knows the just man's days, and still
their heritage remains.
the evil time do see;
they satisfy'd shall be.
as fat of lambs decay,
they shall consume away.
again he doth not pay;
and gives his own away. 22 For such as blessed be of him
the earth inherit shall;
shall be destroyed all.
are ordered aright :
he greatly doth delight.
cibe cast down utterly :
A 900/ be dest curseshall;
Because the Lord with his own hand
upholds him mightily.
yet have I never seen
for bread have beggars been. 26 He's ever merciful, and lends :
his seed is blest therefore. 27 Depart from evil, and do good,
and dwell for evermore. 29 For God loves judgment, and his saints
leaves not in any case ;
shall be the sinner's race.
and ever in it dwell. 30 The just man's mouth doth wisdom speak: I his tongue doth judgment tell. 31 In's heart the law is of his God,
his steps slide not away. 32 The wicked man doth watch the the just:
. and seeketh him to slay:. 33 Yet him the Lord will not forsake,
nor leave him in his hands : , The right’ous will he not condemn,
when he in judgment stands.
and thee exalt shall he
the wicked thou shalt see.
spread like a green bay-tree. 36 He past, yea, was not: him I sough but found he could not be..