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rious creatures, the angels of heaven, and that not to one, but to many of them, to attend upon their persons and ways.
XCI. 13 Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample upon. Thou shalt be delivered from the danger and annoyance, of whatsoever creatures may be hurtful unto thee; whether by their violence, or by their venom: so as the most fierce or the most poisonous shall be trampled upon by thee without harm. ·
XCII. 13 Those that be planted in the house of the LORD shall flourish in the courts of our God. Those, that are truly planted in God's Church, being rooted in a lively and stedfast faith, shall flourish and spread forth into a fruitful profession to the glory of their God, and benefit of others, and their own happiness.
XCIII. 3 The floods have lifted up, O LORD, the floods have lifted up their voice ; the floods lift up their waves. The great waters roar loud; and the combined multitude of the enemies of thy Church, O Lord, make great noises of threats, and furious attempts against thee and thy people.
XCIII. 4 The Lord on high is mightier, &c.
XCIV. 19 In the multitude of my thoughts within me thy comforts delight my soul. In the multitude of the sad and perplexed thoughts of my heart, the comforts of thy word and Spirit have cheered up my soul.
XCIV. 20 Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with thee, which frameth mischief by a law ? Wilt thou, O Lord, have any thing to do with, or give any supportation to, the tyrannical government of wicked persecutors, which do enact sin and mischief; countenancing it both by their example and authority? No, thou hatest them and their devilish courses.
XCVII. 2 Clouds and darkness are round about him. See 2 Sam. xxii. 12.
XCVII. 3, 4 A fire goeth before him. His lightnings enlightened the world. See 2 Sam. xxii. 9, 13, 14.
XCVII. 11 Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart. There is much joy and happiness laid up in store for the godly man ; howsoever it do not yet make any shew to carnal minds: the seed of their comfort lies under the clods of affliction, for the time; but it shall surely sprout out, and fill their hearts, when their harvest comes, with gladness.
XCIX. 1 The LORD reigneth ; let the people tremble : he sitteth between the cherubims ; let the earth be moved.
The Lord of Heaven ruleth and defendeth his Churchi, and executes judgments upon the enemies of it ; let all the people of the world therefore, in an humble fear, submit themselves to him: he manifesteth his presence upon his mercy-seat, between the cherubims; let the earth therefore tremble at his majesty, and be afraid to oppose him and his Church.
XCIX. 5 And worship at his footstool. Worship him, and bow down upon the pavement of his sanctuary.
XCIX. 6 Moses and Aaron among his priests, and Samuel among them that call upon his name; they called upon the Lord, and he answered them. , How gracious respect God gives to his faithful ones, doth well appear in those proofs of his merciful audience which he gave to Moses and Aaron, among the prime rulers and peers of his Church, and to Samuel amongst his prophets; all which were intercessors for God's people, upon many occasions, and were heard so far as to prevail for them.
CI. 1 I will sing of mercy and judgment: unto thee, O LORD, will I sing. O Lord, I will celebrate both thy mercy in blessing and forgiving thy people, and thy judgment in avenging thine enemies; and I will withal imitate thee in both, labouring to rule thy people both wisely and justly. '
CI, 2 I will behave myself wisely in a perfect way. O when wilt thou come unto me? I will walk within my house with a perfect heart. I have vowed unto myself a holy and strict obedience and wise carriage before thee, in all my actions; that, when thou shalt come to take an account of me, as I do unfeignedly desire thou shouldest, I may be well approved for my true sincerity of heart and life, in thy presence.
CI. 8 I will early destroy all the wicked of the land ; that I may cut off all wicked doers from the city of the LORD. I will roundly set myself to purge the land of all notorious offenders; and will endeavour that the Church of God may be freed from those wicked ones, which are a burden and a slander unto it.
CII. 3 My bones are burned as an hearth. My very bones are dried up with sorrow, and are burnt black therewith, as a hearth is with the fire.
CII. 4 So that I forget to eat my bread. My heart is so wholly taken up with sorrow, that I cannot think of any earthly comforts; no, not so much as of my necessary sustenance.
CII. 6 I am like a pelican of the wilderness: I am like an owl of the desert. I am left and forsaken of all; and live, like one of those solitary and dismal birds, which shriek out their mournful notes in a desert
wilderness; where, either none heareth them, or those that da hear them hate their noise as portending evil.
CII. 9 For I have eaten ashes like bread, and mingled my drink with weeping. As I have lain grovelling upon the earth in my sorrow, I have taken no sustenance at all, except I have perhaps licked up the dust where I lay, and drunk in my tears instead of other liquors.
CII. 14 For thy servants take pleasure in her stones, and favour the dust thereof." For, howsoever the glory of thy temple is utterly defaced, yet thy servants love the very rubbish of those walls, and favour the very dust into which it is mouldered.
ČII. 26, 27 As a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed: But thou art the same. O God, the very heavens themselves, through our sin, are made subject to corruption : they shall be both folded up once, as a garment; and changed, as an old garment is changed for a new; so as these heavens shall be once other than they are : only thou art eternally immutable.
CIII. 5 Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's. Who abundantly furnisheth thee with all good things, and reviveth thee when thou droopest under thy afflictions; as the eagle, by casting her feathers and her beak, seems to receive a new youthfulness.
CIV. 2 Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment : Who art kept from all mortal eyes, by that inaccessible light wherein thou dwellest above :
CIV. 3 Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters; who maketh the clouds his chariot : who walketh upon the wings of the wind : Who layeth the floor of his upper loft, which is the higher region of the air, in the clouds; on which, as on some chariot, he seemeth to ride, in that he directs the uncertain motion thereof; and so disposeth of the winds, as ordering their quick and unsteady agitations.
CIV. 4 Who maketh his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire. : Whó maketh those glorious spirits of heaven, his messengers, which he sends on his holy errands, down into the world; and causeth these celestial ministers of his, to appear in the forms of fire; and maketh both the winds and fire, to execute those offices of revenge or preservation, which he committeth unto them.
CIV. 6. Thou coverest it with the deep as with a garment. In the first creation, thou hadst covered all the face of that, which we now call earth, with the waters, as with a garment that inwrapped it.
CIV. 8 They go up by the mountains (or, the mountains ascend, the vallies descend) unto the place which thou hast founded for them. Upon thy command, the waters sunk down into one place; so as, the hills (thereupon appearing) seemed to ascend, and the valleys to go down into their settled hollowness: thither, by thy powerful appointment, did the waters gather themselves, and there abide.
CIV. 10 He sendeth the springs into the vallies, which run among the hills. It is he, that causeth the springs to break forth into large rivers, which find passage in the lower plains, betwixt the hills.
CIV. 13 He watereth the hills from his chambers. Out of the chambers of the clouds, he sendeth rain to water the dry and barren hills.
CIV. 16 The trees of the LORD are full of sap; the cedars of Lebanon, which he hath planted. Those trees, which the Lord hath caused to grow, even those goodly cedars, which he set in Lebanon, are full of sap and thriving moisture, so that they grow tall and spreading.
CIV. 18 The high hills are a refuge for the wild goats; and Xc. He hath given to every creature a several disposition, and a several way and means of life, and hath fitted them with places meet for their disposition; so as, the hills are the refuge for the wild goats, which to other creatures were inaccessible, &c.
CIV. 21 And seek their meat from God. And seek to satisfy their hunger, with that prey, which the providence of God hath ordained for them, without their knowledge and expectation.
CIV, 30 Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they are created : and Thou renewest the face of the earth." That Spirit of thine, which moved, at the first, upon the face of the waters, is still sent forth by thee, for the renewing of those several creatures, whose daily mortality requires the supply of a continual succession and propagation.
CIV. 32 He toucheth the hills, and they smoke. If he do but touch the hills, they smoke for fear of his mighty power, which can shake or remove them, at pleasure.
CV. 15 Touch not mine anointed. Do not dare to lay hands upon those, whom I have peculiarly consecrated to myself and my service.
CV. 16 He brake the whole staff of bread, He caused a great scarcity of bread, whereby the life of man is upheld and maintained.
CV. 28 He sent darkness, and made it dark; and they rebelled not against his word. He commanded a palpable darkness to spread itself over the whole land of Egypt; and, as Moses and Aaron obeyed in giving the command, so all the creatures yielded their willing obedience to it.
CVI. 15 He gave them their request ; but sent leanness into their soul. He gave them abundance of food, according to their desire, but withal, he sauced it with judgment; causing it not to prosper with them; so as they did eat, but did not thrive withal.
CVI: 39 They went a whoring with their own inventions. They were miscarried into spiritual fornication, committing folly with those idols and false gods, which they had vainly devised to themselves.
CVII. 7 He led them forth by the right way, that they might go to a city of habitation. He led them by a pillar of cloud and fire, till he brought them into the cities of Canaan, which he had prepared for their habitation.
CVII. 16 He hath broken the gates of brass, and cut the bars of iron in sunder. He hath wrought out their freedom, against all difficulties; and hath removed all the strongest hindrances of their peaceable settling in the land of promise.
CVIII. 1 O God, my heart is fixed, &c. See Psalm lvii. 7.
CVIII. 7, 8, 9 God hath spoken in his holiness; I will divide Shechem, &c. See Psalm lx. verse 6. and for this whole Psalm.
CIX. 6 Set thou a wicked man over him: and let Satan stand at his right hand. Give him over into the rule and command of a wicked tyrant, which taketh pleasure in blood; and let his spiritual estate be yet worse : let Satan, the great enemy of mankind, have full advantage against him, and victory over him. '
CIX. 18 As he clothed himself with cursing like as with his garment, so let it come into his bowels like water, and like oil into his bones. As it was his common use and practice to curse others, so let his curses return upon himself; and take so full possession of him, as not only to enter into his bowels, but to soak into his very bones.
CIX. 23 I am tossed up and down as the locust. I am tossed up and down by the violent persecution of my enemy, as a locust is tossed with the wind; which is driven with every blast, here and there, where it would not, and is not suffered to rest any where.
CX. 1 The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool. God the Father, in his eternal counsel, said unto his Son my Lord and Saviour, Take thou all power and authority, as the only Me. diator and true King of my Church, until I shall have utterly subdued all those that dare rise up against thee; then, do thou deliver up this royal state and kingdom of thy Mediatorship.