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But while the meat was in their mouths,
which they did so require,
the fattest of them all ;
o’erthrown by death did fall. 32 Yet notwithstanding of all this,
they sinned still the more ; And though he had great wonders wrought
believ'd him not therefore. 33 Wherefore their days in vanity
he did consume and waste ; And by his wrath their wretched years · away in trouble past. 34 But when he slew them, then they did ,
to seek him shew desire ;
right early did enquire.
they did remember then ;
had their redeemer been.
and spake but feignedly; And they unto the God of truth
with their false tongues did lie. 37 For tho’ their words were good, their heart
with him was not sincere : Unstedfast and perfidious
they in his cov’nant were. 38 But, full of pity, he forgave
their sin, them did not slay;
his anger turn'd away.
39 For that they were but fading flesh
to mind he did recall; : A wind that passeth soon away,
and not returns at all.
within the wilderness ;
with their rebelliousness ?
and limits set upon
the only holy One.
nor yet the day when he
of their fierce enemy.
he openly had wrought ; What miracles in Zoan’s field
his hand to pass had brought. 44 How lakes and rivers every where
he turned into blood :
of standing lake or flood. 45 He brought among them swarms of flies
which did them sore annoy ; And divers kinds of filthy frogs • he sent them to destroy 16 He to the caterpillar gave
the fruits of all their soil ; Their labours he deliver'd up
unto the locusts' spoil. 47 Their vines with hail, their sycamores.
he with the frost did blast,
48 Their beasts to hail he gave, their flocks
hot thunder-bolts did waste. 49 Fierce burning wrath he on them cast,
and indignation strong,
ill angels them among. 50 He to his wrath made way : their soul
from death he did not save; But over to the pestilence
the lives of them he gave. 51 In Egypt land the first-born all
he smote down every where ; Among the tents of Ham, ev’n these : chief of their strength that were. 52 But his own people like to sheep,
thence to go forth he made ; And, he amidst the wilderness,
them, as a flock, did lead. 53 And he them safely on did lead,
so that they did not fear : Whereas their en’mies by the sea
quite overwhelmed were. 64 To borders of his sanctuary
the Lord his people led, Ev’n to the mount, which his right hand
for them had purchased. 55 The nations of Canaan,
by his almighty hand, Before their face he did expel
out of their native land :
by line he did divide,
within their tents abide,
56 Yet God most high they did provoke,
and tempted ever still,
did not incline their will.
and dealt unfaithfully : Aside they turned, like a bow
· that shoots deceitfully. 58 For they to anger did provoke
him with their places high ; And with their graven images
mov'd him to jealousy. 59 When God heard this, he waxed wroth,
and much loth'd Isr’el then : 60 So Shiloh's tent he left, the tent
which he had plac'd with men : 61 And he his strength delivered
into captivity :
of his proud enemy.
unto the sword's fierce rage : So sore his wrath inflamed was
against his heritage. 63 The fire consum’d their choice young men;
their maids no marriage had : 64 And when their priests fell by the sword,
their wives no mourning made. 65 But then the Lord arose, as one
that doth from sleep awake; And like a giant, that by winé
refresh'd, a shout doth make, 66 Upon his en’mies' hinder parts
he made his stroke to fall,
s, unto the also heemy.
And so upon them he did put
a shame perpetual. 67 Moreover, he the tabernacle
of Joseph did refuse ; . The mighty tribe of Ephraim
he would in no wise chuse.
. to be the rest above;
which he so much did love. 69 And he his sanctuary built
like to a palace high :
he also choice did make;
71 From pleased him to tos of sheep,
71 From waiting on the ewes with youngs
he brought him forth to feed Israel his inheritance,
his people, Jacob's seed, 172 So after the integrity
he of his heart them fed ;
A Psalm of ASAPH. This Psalm relates to the havock made of the Jewish capital and nation, by the Chaldeaps and Syro-grecians, as typical of the afflictions of the gospel church. Observe, (1) How deplorable the condition of these people of God was, when their enemies raged against their