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which was diverse * from all the others, exceeding dreadful, A.C. 541. whose teeth were of iron, and his nails of brass; which devoured, brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with his all those.

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feet;

20 And of the ten horns that were in his head, and of the other which came up, and before whom three fell ; even of that horn that had eyes, and a mouth that spake very great things, whose look was more stout than his fellows.

21 I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints, and prevailed against them;

22 Until the Ancient of days came, and judgment was given to the saints of the most High; and the time came that the saints possessed the kingdom.

23 Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces.

24 And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise : and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings.

25 And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.

26 But the judgment shall sit, and they shall take away his dominion, to consume and to destroy it unto the end.

27 And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness u Luke i. 3. of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all + dominions shall serve + Or, rulers. and obey him.

28 Hitherto is the end of the matter. As for me Daniel, my cogitations much troubled me, and my countenance changed in me: but I kept the matter in my heart.

SECTION XV.
Psalms written during the Distresses and Afflictions of the
Church, chiefly in the Babylonish Captivity 47.

PSALM CXXXVII.
1 The constancy of the Jews in captivity. 7 The prophet curseth Edom and Babel.

1 By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion.

539.

47 The Psalms contained in this section are supposed by Calmet, Horne, Gray, and others, to have been written during the Babylonish captivity. They are

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*Heb. wasted.

A.C. 539. 2 We hanged our barps upon the willows in the midst

thereof.

3 For there they that carried us away captive required of
us * a song; and they that + wasted us required of us mirth,
saying, Sing us one of the songs of Zion.
4 How shall we sing the Lord's song in a strange land ?

5 If I forget thee, Jerusalem, let my right hand forget
her cunning

6 If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth; if I prefer not Jerusalem above & my

7 Remember, O LORD, * the children of Edom in the Heb . make day of Jerusalem ; who said, || Rase it, rase it, even to the

foundation thereof.

8 0 Daughter of Babylon, who art to be * destroyed ; Heb. that he happy shall he be, +that rewardeth thee as thou hast servsuch unto thee ed us.

9 Happy shall he be, that taketh and 3 dasheth thy little Is. xiii, 16. ones against the stones.

PSALM CXXX.
1 The psalmist professeth his hope in prayer, 5 and his patience in hope. 7 He

eshorteth Israel to hope in God.

1 A Song of Degrees.
1 Out of the depths have I cried unto thee, O LORD.

2 LORD, hear my voice: let thine ears be attentive to the
voice of my supplications.

3 If thou, Lord, shouldest mark iniquities, O LORD, who shall stand ?

4 But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared.

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inserted thus late in the Period, because the exact time of their date is quite un-
certain, and it is most probable that the persecution and distress of the Jews were
greatest during the reign of Belshazzar, who did not know Daniel. The cha-
racter of this king, as given by Xenophon, and by Isaiah, (xiv, 29,) corroborates
this supposition. The lxxxviiith Psalm, on the authority of Lightfoot, was in-
serted in the first chapter of Period IJI.; and as he has used the same argu-
ments with respect to the lxxxixth as to the lxxxvïith, it may excite surprise,
that the two Psalms are not placed together. On referring to the contents of
Psalm lxxxix. it will be seen that the name of David occurs more than once.
This circumstance compelled me to conclude that it was written either in, or after,
the time of the Psalmist : the supposition of Lightfoot, that the name of David
was inserted prophetically, during the distress in Egypt before the Exodus, ap-
peared to require confirmation.—Vide Lightfoot's Chronicle, p. 23. The reader
will observe that there is a isprint in the passage of Lightfoot here referred to.
Psalm lxxix, is printed by mistake for Psalm lxxxix. It is plain that the latter
is meant, for the name of David does not occur in Psalm lxxix.

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5 I wait for the LORD, my soul doth wait, and in his A.C. 539. word do I hope.

6 My soul waiteth for the LORD more than they that
watch for the morning : * I say, more than they that watch watch wnio the
for the morning

7 Let Israel hope in the LORD: for with the LORD there
is mercy, and with him is plenteous redemption.
8 And he shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities.

PSALM LXXX.
1 The psalmist in his prayer complaineth of the miseries of the church. 8 God's
former favours are turned into judgments. 14 He prayeth for deliverance.
To the chief Musician upon Shoshannim-Eduth, a Psalm 7 of Asaph.

+ Or, for

Asaph.
1 Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, thou that leadest
Joseph like a flock; thou that dwellest between the cheru-
bims, shine forth.

2 Before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh stir up
thy strength, and I come and save us.

for salvation 3 Turn us again, O God, and cause thy face to shine ; to us. and we shall be saved.

4 O Lord God of hosts, how long & wilt thou be angry Heb. wilt against the prayer of thy people ?

5 Thou feedest them with the bread of tears; and givest them tears to drink in great measure.

6 Thou makest us a strife unto our neighbours : and our enemies laugh among themselves.

7 Turn us again, O God of hosts, and cause thy face to shine: and we shall be saved.

8 Thou hast brought a vine out of Egypt: thou hast cast out the heathen, and planted it.

9 Thou preparedst room before it, and didst cause it to take deep root, and it filled the land.

10 The hills were covered with the shadow of it, and the boughs thereof were like the goodly cedars.

11 She sent out her boughs unto the sea, and her branches unto the river.

12 Why hast thou then broken down her hedges, so that all they which pass by the way do pluck her ?

13 The boar out of the wood doth waste it, and the wild beast of the field doth devour it.

14 Return, we beseech thee, O God of hosts : look down from heaven, and behold, and visit this vine;

15 And the vineyard which thy right hand hath planted, and the branch that thou madest strong for thyself.

16 It is burned with fire, it is cut down: they perish at the rebuke of thy countenance.

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A.C. 539.

17 Let thy hand be upon the man of thy right hand, upon the son of man whom thou madest strong for thyself,

18 So will not we go back from thee: quicken us, and we will call upon thy name.

19 Turn us again, O LORD God of hosts, cause thy face to shine; and we shall be saved.

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1 The psalmist sheweth what fierce combat he had with diffidence. 10 The victory

which he had by consideration of God's great and gracious works. * Or, for

To the chief Musician, to Jeduthun, A Psalm of Asaph. Asaph.

1 I cried unto God with my voice, even unto God with my voice; and he gave ear unto me.

2 In the day of my trouble I sought the LORD: #my sore ran in the night, and ceased not: my soul refused to be comforted.

3 I remembered God, and was troubled : I complained, and my spirit was overwhelmed. Selah.

4 Thou holdest mine eyes waking: I am so troubled that I cannot speak.

5 I have considered the days of old, the years of ancient times.

6 I call to remembrance my song in the night: I commune with mine own heart: and my spirit made diligent search.

7 Will the LORD cast off for ever? and will he be favourable no more?

8 Is his mercy clean gone for ever? doth his promise fail 1 Heb. to ge. I for evermore?

9 Hath God forgotten to be gracious ? hath he in anger generation.

shut

up

his tender mercies? Selah.
10 And I said, This is my infirmity : but I will remember
the years of the right hand of the most high.

11 I will remember the works of the Lord: surely I will
remember thy wonders of old.

12 I will meditate also of all thy work, and talk of thy doings.

13 Thy way, O God, is in the sanctuary: who is so great a God as our God!

14 Thou art the God that doest wonders; thou hast doclared thy strength among the people.

15 Thou hast with thine arm redeemed thy people, the sons of Jacob and Joseph. Selah.

16 The waters saw thee, O God, the waters saw thee; they were afraid : the depths also were troubled.

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18 The voice of thy thunder was in the heaven : the A.C. 539.
lightnings lightened the world : the earth trembled and
shook.

19 Thy way is in the sea, and thy path in the great wa-
ters, and thy footsteps are not known.

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1 Pet. y. 7.

PSALM XXXVII.
David persuadeth to patience and confidence in God, by the different estate of the

godly and the wicked.

A Psalm of David.
1 Fret a not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou :-Prox. xxiii.
envious against the workers of iniquity.
2 For they shall soon be cut down like the

grass,

and wither

green

herb.
3 Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell
in the land, and * verily thou shalt be fed.

4 Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give beness.
thee the desires of thine heart.

5 Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him ; 1, Heb. Roll and he shall bring it to pass.

6 And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, Matt. vi. 25. and thy judgment as the noonday:

7 Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret Hcb. Be sinot thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, be- LORD. cause of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.

8 Cease from anger, and forsake wrath : fret not thyself in any wise to do evil.

9 For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the LORD, they shall inherit the earth.

10 For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be : yea, thou shalt diligently consider his place, and it shall not be.

11 · But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall de- c Matt. v. 3. light themselves in the abundance of peace.

12 The wicked & plotteth against the just, and gnasheth 11; pracupon him with his teeth.

13 The Lord shall laugh at him: for he sceth that his a Ps. ii. 4. day is coming:

14 The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, to cast down the poor and needy, and to slay || such as be of upright conversation.

15 Their sword shall enter into their own heart, and their bows shall be broken.

16 A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked.

1 Heb. the upright or way.

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