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That not so much as one of them
can broken be at all. 21 Ill shall the wicked slay : laid waste
shall be who hate the just. 22 The Lord redeems his servants' souls; none perish that him trust.
A Psalm of DAVID. In this Psalm, (1) David, as a type of Christ, com. plains of the cruelty of his enemies, in striving with him, in persecuting him, in seeking his ruin, and in reproaching, contemning, deriding and triumphing over him ; ver. 1, 3, 4, 7, 11, 15, 16, 20, 21, 25, 26. (2) He pleads his own innocency, that he had never given them any provocation ; but, amidst their abuse of him had earnestly and affectionately studied to pronote their welfare; ver. 7, 9, 12-14. (3) He supplicates that God would espouse his cause, protect, deliver and comfort his soul, defeat the designs, and disappoint the expectations of his enemies; and that he would countenance and encourage his friends; ver. 1, 2, 4, 17, 22-27. (4) He predicts the destruction of his enensies, and the abouncing of his own comfort, and in the views hereof, resolves to thank and praise the Lord; e: 4-10, 18, 28.
While I sing, let me, with grief and shane, call to mind the infernal opposition, I and others have made to our all compassionate Redeemer. Let me bewure of exposing myself to that vengeance, which is laid uj in stoie for his incorrigible enemies. Let me never avenge myself on my injurious neighbours. But amidst all attacks froin hell or earth, or from my own corrupt heart, let me commit all my co.cerns to him, who judgeth righteously, that he may bring them to pass.
D LEAD, Lord, with those that plead ; and T with those that fight with me, [fight 2 Of shield and buckler take thou hold,
stand up mine help to be.
6 with letit Sangel Om above. r for me
her they'gainst me said, 8 Draw also out the speal see.
against them stop the wall not thy peace: That me pursue : unto my soul . I'm thy salvation, say. may'st + Let them confounded be, and sham
that for my soul have sought: Who plot my hurt, turn'd back be they,
and to confusion brought. 5 Let them be like upto the chaff,
that flies before the wind : And let the angel of the Lord
pursue them hard behind. 6 With darkness cover thou their way,
and let it slipp’ry prove, And let the angel of the Lord
pursue them from above.
their net hid in a pit,
for my soul digged it.
his net he hid withal Himself let catch; and in the same
destruction let him fall. 9 My soul in God shall joy; and glad
in his salvation be. 10 And all my bones shall say, 0. Lord,
who is like unto thee.
that spoils and does him wrong. 11 False witnesses rose ; to my charge
things I not knew they laid.
13 They, to the spoiling of my soul,
me ill for good repaid.
in sackcloth sad I mourn'd:
into my bosom turn’d.
had been my friend or brother : I heavily bow'd down, as one
that mourneth for his mother. 15 But in my trouble they rejoic’d,
gath’ring themselves together : Yea, abjects vile together did
themselves against me gather : I knew it not, they did me tear,
and quiet would not be. 16 With mocking hypocrites, at feasts
they gnash'd their teeth at me. 17 How long, Lord, look’st thou on? from
destructions they intend,
those Rescue my soul, from lions young
my darling do defend.
within th' assembly great :
ihy praises forth will set. 19 Let not my wrongful enemies
proudly rejoice o’er me :
let them wink with the eye.
but crafty plots prepare Against all those within the land
that meek and quiet are.
21 With mouths set wide, they'gainst me said,
ha, ha! our eye. doth see. 22 Lord, thou hast seen, hold not thy peace:
Lord be not far from me. , 23 Stir up thyself; wake, that thou may'st
judgement to me afford,
my only God and Lord.
after thy righteousness :
Ah, we would have it thus :
is swallow'd up by us.
that at my hurt are glad;
with shame and scorn be clad.
he glad, shout, and not cease To say, the Lord be magnify’d,
who loves his servant's peace 28 Thy righteousness shall also be
declared by my tongue; The praises that belong to thee, speak shall it all day long.
To the chief Musician. A Psalm of David, the servan i
i of the Lord. Observe here (1) how great is the wickedness of men ! They naturally contemn God; flatter themselves
in sin ; and abandon themselves to falsehood and mischief; ver. 1, 4. (2) How great is the excellency of God, in truth, in righteousness, and in mercy! And what a fourtain of preservation, support, comfort, light, and life, he is to his people! ver. 5–9. (3) How, from the ex. cellency and goodness of God, the Psalmist draws encouragement, to pray for himself and other saints; and to triumph in the view of his enemies' ruin; ver. 1012.
While I sing, let me review my natural abominations and wretchedness, and try.. whether the Lord hath made me a new creature, creatud in Christ Jesus unto good works; and whether he hath made me taste of, admire, and trust in, the exceeding riches of his grace.
THE wicked man's transgression
within my heart thus says, Undoubtedly the fear of God
is not before his eyes. 2 Because himself he flattereth
in his own blinded eye, Until the hatefulness be found
of his iniquity. .
fraud and iniquity:
hath left off utterly.
most cunningly doth plot:
ill he abhorreth not.
thy truth doth reach the clouds. 6 Thy justice is like mountains great;
thy judgments deep as floods : Lord, thou preservest man and beasta hany How precious is thy grace!