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10 Who will lead me into the strong city: and who will bring me into Edom?
11 Hast not thou forsaken us, O God: and wilt not thou, o God, go forth with our hosts ? .
12 O help us against the enemy : for vain is the help of man.
13 Through God we shall do great acts: and it is he that shall tread down our enemies. HPsalm 109.
Deus laudum. ro'd not thy tongue, O God of my praise : for the mouth of
the ungodly, yea, the mouth of the deceitful is opened up2 And they have spoken against me with false tongues : they compafled me about allo with words of hatred, and fought against me without a cause.
3 For the love that I had unto them, lo, they take now my contrary part: but I give iny self unto prayer,
4 Thus have they rewarded me evil for good : and hatred for
my good will.
5 Set thou an ungodly man to be ruler over him: and let Satan stand at his right hand.
6 When sentence is given upon him, let him be condemned : and let his prayer be turned into fin.
7 Let his days be few: and let another take his office.
9 Let his children be vagabonds: and beg their bread: let them seck it also out of desolate places.
10 Let the extortioner. consume all that he hath: and let the stranger spoil his labour.
11 Let there be no man to pity him: nor to have compassion upon his fatherless children.
|| In this Prainn David describes the Malice and In- of his Accusers, and promises that he will joyfu lys jullice of his Enemies, and relates particularly their celebrate him as tae Deliverer of the helpleis' frym Imprecations again?t him. He then beseecheth God merciless Oppressors. to deal kindly with him, and to disappoint the Malice Set thou an ungodly Man to be Ruler oven him, &c.
12 Let his pofterity be destroyed: and in the next generation let his name be clean put out.
13 Let the wickedness of his fathers be had in remembrance in the sight of the Lord: and let not the fin of his mother be done away.
14 Let them alway be before the Lord: that he may root out the memorial of them from off the earth; 15
And that, because his mind was not to do good: but persecuted the poor helpless man, that he might slay him that was vexed at the heart.
16 His delight was in cursing, and it shall happen unto him : He loved not blessing, therefore shall it be far from him.
17 He cloathed himself with cursing, like as with a raiment: and it shall come into his bowels like water and like oil into his bones.
18 Let it be unto him as the cloke that he hath upon him : and as the girdle that he is always girded withal.
19 Let it thus happen from the Lord unto mine enemies: and to those that speak evil against my soul.
20 But deal thou with me, O Lord God, according unto thy name: for sweet is thy mercy.
21 O deliver me, for I am helpless and poor : and my heart is wounded within me.
22 I go hence like the shadow that departeth and am driven away as the grashopper,
23 My knees are weak through fasting: my fesh is dried up for want of fatness.
24 I became also a reproach unto them: they that looked upon me, shaked their heads.
25 Help me, O Lord my God : O save me according to thy mercy.
. This and the following Imprecations are not to tered against one Person in the fingular. And if the be confidered as the words of David, but of David's Word saying, was added after the Expression good With Enemies against him: as will appear by confidering in the end of the fourth Verse the Difficulty weuld be that he speaks of his Enemies in the fourth Verfe in fufficiently cleared up. she Plural Number, whereas this Imprecation is uf
26 And they shall know, how that this is thy hand : and that thou, Lord, hast done it.
27 Though they curse, yet bless thou: and let them be confounded that rise up against me; but let thy servant rejoice.
28 Let mine adversaries be cloathed with shame: and let them cover themselves with their own confusion as with a cloke.
29 As for me, I will give great thanks unto the Lord with my mouth: and praise him among the multitude.
30 For he shall fand at the right hand of the poor: to fave his foul from unrighteous judges.
M O R N I N G PRA Y E R.
until I make thine enemies thy footstool. 2 The Lord shall send the rod of thy power out of Sion: be thou ruler, even in the midst among thine enemies.
3 In the day of thy power shall the people offer thee freewill-offerings with an holy worship: * the dew of thy birth is of the womb of the morning.
4 The Lord (ware, and will not repent: Thou art a Priest for ever after the order of Melchifedech.
5 5. The Lord upon thy right hand: shall wound even kings in the day of his wrath.
6 He shall judge among the heathen; he shall fill the places with the dead bodies: and smite in sunder the heads over divers countries.
7 He shall drink of the brook in the way: therefore shall he lift up his head.
The Pfalmift, ander ebe Image of a young Prince, ing. This is a remarkable Prophecy concerning the taking Pofletion of a Kingdom and going forth to extraordinary Propagation of the Gospel; fignifying fubdue all that oppose him, here foretels that the that the Converts to Christianity should be more Meffiab should be exalted to the right of God; that he fplendidand numerous than the Drops of pearly Dew Lould be the King and High Priest of the Church; which bespangle the Grass on some fair Summer's · that he should gloriously eftablish his Kingdom, and Morning : and like that too refreshing and fertilizing
all around them by their heavenly Doctrine and Ex• Iba Dew of thy Birth is of the Womb of the Morn. amplese.
triumph over all his Enemies.
* Psalm 111. Confitebor tibi. Will give thanks unto the Lord with my whole heart: secretly among the faithful, and in the congregation.
2 1 he works of the Lord are great: fought out of all them that have pleasure therein.
3 His work is worthy to be prailed and had in honour: and his rightcousness endureth for ever:
4 The merciful and gracious Lord háth fo. done' his marvellous works: that they ought to be had in remembrance.
5 He hath given meat unto them that fear him: he shall ever be mindful of liis covenant. I
6 He hath shewed his people the power of his works: that he may give them the heritage of the heathen.
Ź The works of his hands, are verity and judgment: all his commandments are true.
8 They stand fast for ever and ever: and are done in truth and equity.
9 He sent redemption into his people: he hath commanded his covenant for ever; holy and reverend is his Name.. ;
10,1+. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wifdom: a good understanding have all they that do thereafter; the praise of it endurethi for ever.
§ Psalm 112. Beatus vir L ESSE-D is the man that feareth the Lord: he hath great delight in his commandments
. ii scos alisons sis 2 His feed shall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the faithful shall be blessed.
This Pfalm in the original is alphabetical; the gion
tends to the improvementof our understandings. frf letter of every Verse representing the order of the I do not mean only that itinaruds us in the knowHebrew Alphabet ; and was probably done as an help ledge of divine and spiritual things, and makes us to the men oy: Herein the Prophct recounts the di to underliand the great intered of our Souls, and the vine benefits, as well in general, with respect to the concerngents of Eternity better, but that, in gecreation and preservation of all things, as those which “ neral, it doth raise and enlarge the minds of Men, had been peculiariy beflowed upon the Jews. “ and make them more capable of true knowledge, by
+ Tle fear of the Lora is the beginning of u isdem, &c. subduing their Lusts, and moderating their paliotas. With relpect to this pallage, Dr. Tillcijon, saith " Re. “ Because the more any Man's Soul is cleansed from
3 Riches and plenteousness shall be in his house: and his righteousness endureth for ever.
4. Unto the godly there ariseth up light in the darkness: he is merciful, loving, and righteous.
5 A good man is merciful, and lendeth: and will guide his words with difcretion.
6 For he shall never be moved: and the righteous shall be had in everlasting remembrance.
7 He will not be afraid of any evil tidings: for his heart standeth fast, and believeth in the Lord.
8 His heart is ftablished, and will not shrink: until he see his defire upon his enemies.
9. He hath dispersed abroad, and given to the poor and his righteousness remaineth for ever; his horn shall be exalted with honour.
10 The ungodly shall see it, and it shall grieve him: he shall gnash with his teeth, and confume away; the desire of the ungodly shall perish.
+ Psalm 113. ' Laudate, peuri. Raise the Lord, ye servants: 0 praise the Name of the Lord.
2 Bleffed be the Name of the Lord': 'from this time forth for evermore.
3 The Lords Name is praised: from the rifing up of the sun, unto the going down of the fame.
4 The Lord is high above all heathen :' and his glory above the heavens.
Who is like unto the Lord our God, that hath his dwelling “ the filth and dregs of sensual Lusts the more nimble promise of the Life that now is; and of ibat wbich is " and expedite it will be in its operations. The more “ any Man conquers his passions the more calm and Blefid is the Man ibat feareth the Lord, he bath " sedate his Spirt is, and the greater equality he greut, &c. i. e. He who is a truly religiou gred * maintains in his Temper, his apprehenfions of Man will enjoy a fenible pleasure in the discharge of “ Things will be the more clear and unprejudiced, hiş Duiy. Happy is he who is-arrived at such a pitch " and his judgment more firm and iteddy."
This Plalm is wrote alphabetically like the pre- † This is a Pfalm of Praise, and a Exłortation to çeding, and may be said to be an explication of that celebrate the infinite Power, Majeily, and Providence saying of St. Paul to Timethy, viz. that godlinefs bath of God, by which all Tisnou ati governou and pre
i Tim. iv, 8.