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12 For, Lord, unto the righteous man
thou wilt thy blessing yield; With favour thou wilt compass him
about as with a shield.
To the chief Musician on Meginoth, upon Sheminiili,
A Psalm of David. Observe here  David, a great saint, under grievous and inanifold troubles, sickness of body, conscience-felt charges of guilt, vexation of mind, attended with desertion from God, and contemptuous insults from his ene. mies, ver. 2, 3, 5, 9, 7.  His supplications with strong cries and tours to God for mitigation of trouble, support under it, and deliverance from it, ver. 1, 4, 6. izinio jumphant separation of himself from the wicked, in the fuil assurance of faitii, inut!
chat God had hearit. and would graciously grant his requests, and would either convert or destroy his opposers, ver. 8, 10.
In all my afflictions, let me believe that Jesus was afr Aicted for mc. Let me cail my sin to remembiance, spread my case before him, fill my mouth with arguments; implore his abundant, free, and sovereign mer. cy, as my sole and all comprehensive relief. Nor let me ever expect a comfortable answer to my prayers, while I cultivate an intimacy with profane and wicked
T ORD, in thy wrath rebuke me not,
nor in thy hot raġe chasten me. 2 Lord, pity me, for I am weak :
Heal me, for my bones vexed be. 3 My soul is also vexed sore;
But, Lord, how long stay wilt thou make ? 4 Return, O Lord, my soul set free :
O save me for thy mercy's sake. 5 Because those that deceased are,
Of thee shall no remembrance have :
And who is he that will to thee, Give praises, lying in the grave? 6 I with my groaning weary am,
I also all the night my bed
With tears my couch haye watered. on Mine eye, consum’d with grief, grows old,
Because of all mine enemies. 3 Hence from me wicked workers all;
For God hath heard my weeping cries. 9 God hath my supplication heard;
My pray’r received graciously.
in thy displeasure hot.
have mercy, and me spare : Heal me, O Lord, because thou know'st
my bones much vexed are. 3 My soul is vexed sore : but, Lord,
how long stay wilt thou make ? 4 Return, Lord, free my soul, and save
me for thy mercy's sake. 5 Because of thee in death there shall
no more remembrance be: Of those that in the grave do lie,
who shall give thanks to thee? 6 I with my groaning weary am,
and all the night my bed
I caused for to swim : with tears
my couch I watered.
mine eye consumed is :
that be mine enemies.
that work iniquity;
when I did mourn and cry. 9 Unto my supplication
the Lord did hearing give : When I to him my prayer make,
the Lord will it receive.
that en’mies are to me ;
ashamed let them be,
Lord ! my
Shiggaion of David which he sang unto the Lord, con
cerning the words of Cush the Benjamite. Here, accused of traitorous conspiracy against his sovereign by king Saul, or by Cush one of his courtiers, David  appeals to God, concerning his innocency of that crime, ver. 3-5.  He supplicates, that God, as governor of the world, and king of Israel, would protect him from danger, plead his cause, and give judge ment for him, ver. 1, 2, 6, 9.  In the exercise of faith, he depends on God, to protect and deliver him, and to avenge the injuries he had sustained, upon his implacable adversaries, ver. 10, 16.  He resolves to ascribe the glory of all his deliverances to God aloney ver. 17.
While I sing, let me contemplate the spotless innocency, the finished righteousness of my Redeemer, to
gether with the injurio:15 usage he received foon his brethren of mankind; and the fearful ruin hal hath befallen or awaits bis incorrigible foes. Let me carefully approve myself in his sight, who searclicth my heart, and tristh my reins, and who must quickly be my final judge. Let me implore the just vengeance of heaven, against my spiritual enemics. And not unto me but to his name be the glory and praise of all iny pretection and deliverance.
n Lor: my God, in thee do I
my confidence repose : Save and deliver me from all
my persecuting foes.
should like a lion tear,
is no deliverer.
that I committed this ; If it be so, that in my hands
iniquity there is ;
that was at peace with me;
my foe was, I did free :)
my soul, and my life thrust Down to the earth, and let him lay
mine honour in the dust, 6 Rise in thy wrath, Lord, raise thyself,
for my foes raging be: And to the judgment which thou hast
commanded, wake for me. So shall th' assembly of thy folk
about encompass thee :
Thou therefore, for their sakes, return
unto thy place on high. 8. The Lord he shall the people judge :
my judge, JEHOVAH, be, After iny righteousness, and mine
integrity in me.
but 'stablish steadfastly
The hearts and reigns doth try. 10 In God, who saves th' upright in heart,
is my defence and stay. '.. 11 God just men judgeth, God is wroth
with ill men every day, 12 If he do not return again,
then he his sword will whets His bow he hath already bent,
And hath it ready set. 13 He also hath for him prepard
the instruments of death : Against the persecutors he
his shafts ordained hath. 14 Behold, he with iniquity
doth travail as in birth :
and falsehood shall bring forth, 15 He made a pit and digg'd it deep,
another there to take :
which he himself did make. 16 Upon his own head his mischief
shall be returned home; His vi’lent dealing also down
on his own pate shall come: