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6 That so the race which was to come 16 He from the rock brought strcams, like

might well them learn and know ; made waters to run down. [floods And sons unborn, who should arise, 17 Yet sinning more, in desert they might to their sons them show:

provok'd the Highest One. 7 That they might set their hope in God, 18 For in their heart they tempted Goa And suffer not to fall

and, speaking with mistrust, His mighty works out of their mind, They greed ly did meat require but keep his precepts all;

to satisfy their lust.

19 Against the Lord himself they spake,

and, murmuring, said thus, A table in the wilderness

can God prepare for us?

8 And might not, like their fathers, be

a stiff rebellious race; A race not right in heart; with God

whose sp'rit not stedfast was. 9 The sons of Ephraim, who nor bows

nor other arms did lack, When as the day of battle was,

they faintly turned back.

20 Behold, he smote the rock, and thence

came streams and waters great; But can he give his people bread ?

and send them flesh to eat?

10 They brake God's cov'nant, and refus'a 21 The Lord did hear, and waxed wroth ; in his commands to go;

so kindled was a flame 11 His works and wonders they forgot, 'Gainst Jacob, and 'gainst Israel which he to them did show.

up indignation came.

12 Things marvellous he brought to pass;

their fathers them beheld Within the land of Egypt done,

yea, evin in Zoan's field.

22 For they believ'd not God, nor trust

in his salvation had; 23 Though clouds above he did command,

and heav'n's doors open made,

13 By him divided was the sea,

he caus'd them through to pass ; And made the ers so to stand, as like an heap it was.

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24 And manna rain'd on them, and gave

them corn of heav'n to eat. 25 Man angels' food did eat; to them

he to the full sent meat.

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PSALM LXXVIII.-continued. 26 And in the heaven he did cause 32 Yet, notwithstanding of all this, an eastern wind to blow;

they sinned still the more;[wrought, And by his power he let out

And though he had great wonders the southern wind to go.

believ'd him not therefore: 27 Then flesh as thick as dust he made 33 Wherefore their days in vanity to rain down them among;

he did consume and waste; And feather'd fowls, like as the sand

And by his wrath their wretched years which li’th the shore along.

away in trouble past. 28 At his command amidst their camp 34 But when he slew them, then they did these show'rs of flesh down fell,

to seek him shew desire; All round about the tabernacles

Yea, they return'd, and after God and tents where they did dwell.

right early did enquire. 29 So they did eat abundantly,

85 And that the Lord had been their Rock and had of meat their fill;

they did remember then ; For he did give to them what was Ev'n that the high Almighty God their own desire and will.

had their Redeemer been. 30 They from their lust had not estrang'd 36 Yet with their mouth they flatter'd their heart and their desire;

and spake but feignedly; [him, But while the meatwas in their mouths, And they unto the God of truth which they did so require,

with their false tongues did lie. 31 God's wrath upon them came,and slew 37 For though their words were good, their the fattest of them all;

with him was not sincere; [heart So that the choice of Israel,

Unstedfast and perfidious o'erthrown by death, did fall.

they in his cov'nant were.

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40 How often did they him

provoke 49 Fierce burning wrath he on them cast, within the wilderness !

and indignation strong, And in the desert did him grieve

And troubles sore, by sending forth with their rebelliousness!

ill angels them among. 41 Yea, turning back, they tempted God, 50 He to his wrath made way; their soul and limits set upon

from death he did not save; Him, who in midst of Isr'el is

But over to the pestilence the only Holy One.

the lives of them he gave. 42 They did not call to mind his pow'r, 51 In Egypt land the first-born all nor yet the day when he

he smote down ev'ry where; Deliver'd them out of the hand

Among the tents of Ham, ev'n these of their fierce enemy;

chief of their strength that were.

13 Nor how great signs in Egypt land 52 But his own people, like to sheep, he openly had wrought;

thence to go forth he made; What miracles in Zoan's field

And le, amidst the wilderness, his hand to pass had brought.

them, as a flock, did lead. 44 How lakes and rivers ev'ry where 53 And he them safely on did lead, he turn d into blood ;

so that they did not fear ; So that nor man nor beast could drink Whereas their en'mies by the sea of standing lake or flord.

quite overwhelmed were. 45 He brought among tnem swarms of 54 To borders of his sanctuary

which did them sore annoy; [flies, the Lord his people led, And divers kinds of filthy frogs

Ev'n to the mount which his right hand he sent them to destroy.

for them had purchased.

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PSALM LXXVIII.-continued. 65 The nations of Canaan,

64 And when their priests fell by the by his almighty hand,

sword, Before their face he did expel

their wives no mourning made. out of their native land;

65 But then the Lord arose, as one Which for inheritance to them

that doth from sleep awake; by line he did divide,

And like a giant that, by wine And made the tribes of Israel

refresh'd, a shout doth make : within their tents abide.

66 Upon his en'mics' linder parts 66 Yet God most high they did provoke, he made his stroke to fall; and tempted ever stil ;

And so upon them he did put And to observe his testimonies

a shame perpetual. did not incline their will:

67 Moreover, he the tabernacle 57 But, like their fathers, turned back,

of Joseph did refuse; and dealt unfaithfully :

The miglity tribe of Ephraim Aside they turned, like a bow

he would in no wise chuse: that shoots deceitfully.

68 But he did chuse Jehudah's tribe 58 For they to anger did provoke

to be the rest above; him with their places high;

And of mcunt Sion he inade choice, And with their graven images

which he so much did love. mov'd him to jealousy.

69 And he his sanctuary built 59 When God heard this, he waxed wroth, like to a palace high, and much loath'd Isr'el then:

Like to the earth which he did found 60 So Shiloh's tent he left, the tent

to perpetuity. which he had plac'd with men.

70 Of David, that his servant was, 61 And he his strength delivered

he also choice did make, into captivity;

And even from the folds of sheep He left his glory in the hand

was pleased him to take: of his proud enemy.

71 From waiting on the ewes with young, 62 His people also he gave o'er

he brought him forth to feed unto the sword's fierce rage :

Israel, his inheritance, So sore his wrath inflamed was

his people, Jacob's seed. against his heritage.

72 So after the integrity 63 The fire consum'd their choice young be of his heart them fed ; men;

And by the skill of his hands their maids no marriage had;

them wisely governed.

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79 PSALM LXXIX.

And they his habitation

have caused waste to lie. 10 GOD, the heathen enter'd have thine heritage; by them

8 Against us mind not former sins ; Defiled is thy house : on heaps

thy tender mercies show; they laid Jerusalem.

Let them prevent us speedily,

for we're brought very low. 2 The bodies of thy servants they have cast forth to be meat

9 For thy name's glory help us, Lord, To rav'nous fowls; thy dear saints' flesh

who hast our Saviour been: they gave to beasts to eat.

Deliver us; for thy name's sake, 3 Their blood about Jerusalem

O purge away our sin. like water they have shed;

10 Why say the heat hen, Where's their And there was none to bury them

let hiin to them be known; (God? when they were slain and dead.

When those who shed thy servants' 4 Unto our neighbours a reproach

are in our sight o'erthrown. (blood most base become are we; A scorn and laughingstock to them

11 O let the pris'ner's sighs ascend that round about us be.

before thy sight on high;

Preserve those in thy mighty pow'r 5 How long, Lord, shall thine anger last?

that are desigu'd to die. wilt thou still keep the same ? And shall thy fervent jealousy

12 And to our neighbours' bosom cause burn like unto a flame?

it sev'n-fold render'd be, 6 On heathen pour thy fury forth,

Ev'n the reproach wherewith they that have thee never known,

O Lord, reproached thee. [have, And on those kingdoms which thy 13 So we thy folk, and pasture-sheep, have never call'd upon.

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shall give thee thanks always; 7 For these are they who Jacob have And unto generations all devoured cruelly;

we will shew forth thy praise.

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