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30 Then hear thou from heaven thy dwelling place, and A.C. 1004. forgive, and render unto every man according unto all his ways

, whose heart thou knowest; (for thou only 9knowest xxviii, 9. the hearts of the children of men :)

31 That they may fear thee, to walk in thy ways, long as they live + in the land which thou gavest unto our Heb. upon fathers. 32 $ Moreover concerning the stranger, 'which is not of John xii. thy people Israel, but is come from a far country for thy 27. great name's sake, and thy mighty hand, and thy stretched out arm; if they come and pray in this house;

33 Then hear thou from the heavens, even from thy dwelling place, and do according to all that the stranger caleth to thee for; that all people of the earth may know thy name, and fear thee, as doth thy people Israel, and may know that this house which I have built is called by Heb, thy

name is called

thy name.

upon this

house.

1 John i, 8.

that take them captives carry

heart.

34 If thy people go out to war against their enemies by the way that thou shalt send them, and they pray unto thee toward this city which thou hast chosen, and the house which I have built for thy name;

35 Then hear thou from the heavens their prayer and their supplication, and maintain their $ cause.

Or, right. 36 If they sin against thee, (for there is no man which Prov. 17. 9. sinneth not,) and thou be angry with them, and deliver James jl. 22 them over before their enemies, and || they carry

them

away Heb. they captives unto a land far off or near; 37 Yet if they * bethink themselves in the land whither them away they are carried captive

, and turn and pray unto thee in the back to their land of their captivity, saying, We have sinned, we have done amiss, and have dealt wickedly; 38 If they return to thee with all their heart and with all their soul in the land of their captivity, whither they have carried them captives, and pray toward their land, which thou garest unto their fathers, and toward the city which thou hast chosen, and toward the house which I have built

39 Then hear thou from the heavens, even from thy dwelling place, their prayer and their supplications, and maintain their † cause, and forgive thy people which have + Or, right, sinned against thee.

| KINGS VIII. PART of ver. 50 TO VER. 62. And give them compassion before them who carried them captive, that they may have compassion on them: 51 For they be thy people, and thine inheritance, which

for thy name :

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A.C. 1004. Thou broughtest forth out of Egypt, from the midst of the

furnace of iron :

52. That thine eyes may be open unto the supplication of thy servant, and unto the supplication of thy people Israel, to hearken unto them in all that they call for unto thee.

53 For thou didst separate them from among all the + Exod. xix. 5. people of the earth, to be thine inheritance, * as thou spakest

by the hand of Moses thy servant, when thou broughtest our
fathers out of Egypt, O Lord God.

54 And it was so, that when Solomon had made an end of
praying all this prayer and supplication unto the LORD, he
arose from before the altar of the LORD, from kneeling on
his knees with his hands spread up to heaven.

55 And he stood, and blessed all the congregation of Israel with a loud voice, saying,

56 Blessed be the LORD, that hath given rest unto his

people Israel, according to all that he promised : there hath • Hcb. Fallen. not * failed one word of all his good promise, which he pro

mised by the hand of Moses his servant.

57 The Lord our God be with us, as he was with our fathers : let him not leave us, nor forsake us :

58 That he may incline our hearts unto him, to walk in all his ways, and to keep his commandments, and his statutes, and his judgments, which he commanded our fathers.

59 And let these my words, wherewith I have made supplication before the LORD, be nigh unto the LORD our God day and night, that he maintain the cause of his servant,

and the cause of his people Israel + at all times, as the matthing of a day ter shall require :

60 That all the people of the earth may know that the LORD is God, and that there is none else.

61 Let your heart therefore be perfect with the LORD our God, to walk in his statutes, and to keep his commandments, as at this day.

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2 CHRONICLES vi. VER. 40 TO THE END.
40 Now, my God, let, I beseech thee, thine eyes be open,

and let thine ears be attent I unto the prayer that is made in pruger of this this place.

41 Now " therefore arise, O LORD God, into thy resting 8, 9, 10, 16.

place, thou, and the ark of thy strength : let thy priests,
O LORD God, be clothed with salvation, and let thy saints
rejoice in goodness.

42 O Lord God, turn not away the face of thinc anoint-
ed: remember the mercies of David thy servant.

place.
u Ps. cxxxii.

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2 CHRONICLES V11. ver. 1-4, AND 8–11. I Grid being given testimony to Solomon's prayer by fire from heaven, and glory in the temple, the people worship him. 8 Solomon having kept the feast of taberaæcles, and the feast of the dedication of the altar, dismisseth the people.

I Now * when Solomon had made an end of praying, A.C. 1001. the ? fire came down from heaven, and consumed the burnt

x 1 Kings viii. offering and the sacrifices; and the glory of the Lord filled St

, the house.

2 And the priests could not enter into the house of the Lord, because the glory of the Lord had filled the Lord's

y Lev. ix. 24.

house.

3 And when all the children of Israel saw how the fire came down, and the glory of the Lord upon the house, they bowed themselves with their faces to the ground upon the parement

, and worshipped, and praised the LORD, saying, For he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever.

89 Also at the same time Solomon kept the feast seven days, and all Israel with him, a very great congregation, from the entering in of Hamath unto the river of Egypt.

9 And in the eighth day they made * a solemn assembly: Heb. a refor they kept the dedication of the altar seven days, and the

10 And on the three and twentieth day of the seventh month be sent the people away into their tents, glad and merry in heart for the goodness that the Lord had shewed unto David, and to Solomon, and to Israel his people.

2 Josh, xiii. 3.

straint,

feast seven days.

On removing the Ark into the Temple of Solomonø.

PSALM XLVII.
The maliens are exhorted cheerfully to entertain the kingdom of Christ.
To the chief Musician, A Psalm t for the sons of Korah.

+0c, of, 10 clap your hands, all ye people; shout unto God with

the voice of triumph

* Psalm ulvü. was probably composed and sung on the occasion of bringing the ark, either into the tabernacle on Mount Zion by David, or from thence into the temple by Solomon. (Vide Dr. Wells in loc.) I have inserted it here on the opposition that ver. 5. appears to allude rather to the magnificent description in

Chron. «. 13.

Pultas revi, xcviii., xcix., c. It is quite uncertain when these Psalms were teitpued. They are inserted here from the apparent allusions they contain to the element which filled the temple, to the fire which consumed the sacrifices; and la the desription in 2 Chron. v. 13.

Psalms cixxy., cxxxvi. The first of these Psalms was supposed to have been sep das the Levites on opening the gates of the temple. The second was sung,

A.C. 1001, 2 For the Lord most high is terrible; he is a great King

over all the earth.

3 He shall subdue the people under us, and the nations under our feet.

4 He shall choose our inheritance for us, the excellency of Jacob whom he loved. Selah.

5 God is gone up with a shout, the Lord with the sound of a trumpet.

6 Sing praises to God, sing praises : sing praises unto our King, sing praises.

7 For God is the King of all the earth : sing ye praises 0r, every, * with understanding.

8 God reigneth over the heathen: God sitteth upon the ing.

throne of his holiness. + Or, The co 9 + The princes of the people are gathered together, even

the people of the God of Abraham : for the shields of the the people of earth belong unto God : he is greatly exalted.

* Or, one that hath understand

luntary of the people are gathered unto

the God of Abrakam

PSALM XCVII.

or great isles. +
a Is. lx. 9
#Ps. Ixxxix.

Or, esta. blishment.

| The majesty of God's kingdom. 7 The church rejoiceth at God's judgments

upon idolaters. 10 An exhortation to godliness and gladness.

1 The Lord reigneth ; let the earth rejoice; let the 1 Heb. many I multitude ofisles

be glad thereof. 2 Clouds and darkness are round about him : brighteousness and judgment are the habitation of his throne.

3 A fire goeth before him, and burneth up his enemies round about.

4 His lightnings enlightened the world : the earth saw, and trembled.

5 The hills melted like wax at the presence of the LORD, at the presence of the LORD of the whole earth.

6 The heavens declare his righteousness, and all the people see his glory.

7 Confounded be all they that serve graven images, that boast themselves of idols : "worship him, all

8 Zion heard, and was glad ; and the daughters of Judah rejoiced because of thy judgments, O LORD.

9 For thou, Lorv, art high above all the earth : thou art exalted far above all gods.

10 Ye that love the LORD, 'hate evil: he preserveth the 15. Rom. xii. 9.

on the great festivals ; one half by one half of the choir, the other by either the other half or by the whole chorus uniting in the words, “His mercy endureth for ever." As these Psalms were used in the temple service, and the precise time of their composition is not ascertained, it may be assumed that they were adopted at the beginning of that service, and were composed about this time.

c Exod. xx. 4.
Lev. xxvi. 1.
Deut. v. 9.
d Heb. i. 6.

ye gods.

e Ps. xxxiv. 14. Amos y.

souls of his saints; he delivereth them out of the hand of A. C. 1004. the wicked.

Il Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart. IX Rejoice in the LORD, ye righteous; and give thanks *at the remembrance of his holiness.

* Or, to the memorial.

PSALM XCVIII.
1 The sealeist exhorleth the Jews, 4 the Gentiles, 7 and all the creatures to

praise God.
A Psalm.

10 sing unto the Lord a new song; for he hath done marvellous things : his right hand, and his holy arm, hath gotten him the victory 2 'The Lord hath made known his salvation : his right- f Is. lii. 10. eousness hath he + openly shewed in the sight of the for, revealed. heathen.

3 He hath remembered his mercy and his truth toward the house of Israel: all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.

4 Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all the earth : make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise.

5 Sing unto the Lord with the harp; with the harp, and the voice of a psalm.

6 With trumpets and sound of cornet make a joyful noise before the Lord, the King

7 Let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.

8 Let the floods clap their hands : let the hills be joyful 9 Before the LORD; & for he cometh to judge the earth : 8 Ps. Icvi. 10, with righteousness shall he judge the world, and the people

together

13.

with equity.

PSALM XCIX.

Heb. stag

1 The prophet

, setting forth the kingdom of God in Zion, 5 exhorteth all, by the

trample of forefathers, to worship God at his holy hill. 1 The Lord reigneth ; let the people tremble: he sitteth between the cherubims ; let the earth I be moved. 2 The Lord is great in Zion; and he is high above all ger.

3 Let them praise thy great and terrible name ; for it is bole.

4 The king's strength also loveth judgment; thou dost establish equity, thou executest judgment and righteousness in Jacob.

the people

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