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37 And sow the fields, and plant vineyards, which may A.C. 536. yield fruits of increase.
38 He blesseth them also, so that they are multiplied greatly; and suffereth not their cattle to decrease.
39 Again, they are minished and brought low through oppression, affliction, and sorrow.
40 · He poureth contempt upon princes, and causeth z Joh xii. 21. them to wander in the * wilderness, where there is no way.
41 - Yet setteth he the poor on high + from affliction, al Sam. ij. 8. and maketh him families like a flock. 42 The righteous shall see it, and rejoice: and all · ini- b Job xxii
, 19. quity shall stop her mouth.
43 Whoso is wise, and will observe these things, even they shall understand the lovingkindness of the Lord.
* Or, void place. Ps. cxii, 7, 8. + Or, after.
1 Or, of. 1 His foundation is in the holy mountains.
2 The Lord loveth the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob.
3 Glorious things are spoken of thee, O city of God. Selah.
4 I will make mention of Rahab and Babylon to them that know me: behold Philistia, and Tyre, with Ethiopia ; this man was born there.
5 And of Zion it shall be said, This and that man was born in her: and the highest himself shall establish her.
6 The LORD shall count, when he writeth up the people, that this man was born there. Selah.
7 As well the singers as the players on instruments shall be there : all my springs are in thee.
1 The psalmist by his example inciteth others to praise God for his glorious, 5 and
gracious works. 10 The fear of God breedeth true wisdom. 1 Praise $ ye the Lord. I will praise the LORD with my Heb. Hallewhole heart, in the assembly of the upright, and in the congregation.
2 The works of the LORD are great, sought out of all them that have pleasure therein.
3 His work is honourable and glorious : and his righteousness endureth for ever.
4 He hath made his wonderful works to be remembered : the Lord is gracious and full of compassion.
* Heb, prey.
3 the i
5 on hi
+ Heb. are
d Job xxviii.
Heb. Halle, lujah.
A.C. 53G. 5 He hath given * meat unto them that fear him: he will
ever be mindful of his covenant.
6 He hath shewed his people the power of his works, that he may give them the heritage of the heathen.
7 The works of his hands are verity and judgment; all his commandments are sure.
8 They +stand fast for ever and ever, and are done in truth and uprightness.
9 He sent redemption unto his people: he hath commanded his covenant for ever : holy and reverend is his name.
10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom :
perity of the godly shall be an eyesore to the wicked.
2 His seed shall be mighty upon earth : the generation
3 Wealth and riches shall be in his house: and his righteousness endureth for ever.
4 Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness : he is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.
5 A good man sheweth favour, and lendeth : he will me heb, juda- guide his affairs with * discretion.
6 Surely he shall not be moved for ever: the righteous
7 He shall not be afraid of evil tidings : his heart is
10 The wicked shall see it, and be grieved; he shall
see his desire
e Cor. ix. 9.
+ Heh. Halle. lujah.
1 An exhortation to praise God for his excellency, 6 for his mercy.
2 Blessed be the name of the LORD from this time forth
i Dan. ii. 20.
8 Mal, i, II.
eth himself to dwell,
3 . From the rising of the sun unto the going down of A. C. 636. the same the LORD's name is to be praised.
4 The LORD is high above all nations, and his glory above the heavens.
5 Who is like unto the LORD our God, who * dwelleth Heb. exalt. on high,
6 Who humbleth himself to behold the things that are in
out of the dust, and lifteth the E needy out of the dunghill;
8 That he may set him with princes, even with the princes ar of his people.
. 9 He maketh the barren woman + to keep house, and to (Heb, 19 dwell be a joyful mother of children. Praise ye the LORD.
h 1 Sam. 11.8. Ps. cvii. 41,
in an house.
1 Josh. iii, 13.
An exhortation, by the example of the dumb creatures, to fear God in his church.
1 When · Israel went out of Egypt, the house of Jacob i Ex. xiii. 3. from a people of strange language;
2 Judah was his sanctuary, and Israel his dominion.
4 The mountains skipped like rams, and the little hills
5 What ailed thee, O thou sea, that thou fleddest ? thou Jordan, that thou wast driven back?
6 Ye mountains, that ye skipped like rams; and ye little hills, like lambs?
7 Tremble, thou earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob;
8° Which turned the rock into a standing water, the nub. 2016 flint into a fountain of waters.
PSALM CXVI. 1 The psalmist professeth his love and duty to God for his deliverance. 12 He
studieth to be thankful. 1 I love the Lord, because he hath heard my voice and my supplications.
2 Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon him | as long as I live.
3 "The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of t. xvii. 4, hell & gat hold upon me: I found trouble and sorrow.
4 Then called 'I upon the name of the LORD; O LORD, I beseech thee, deliver
soul. 5 Gracious is the Lord, and righteous; yea, our God is merciful.
1 Heb. in my
Heb. found me.
o2 Cor. iv. 13,
p Rom. iii. 4.
6 The Lord preserveth the simple : I was brought low, and he helped me.
7 Return unto thy rest, O my soul; for the Lord hath dealt bountifully with thee.
8 For thou hast delivered my soul from death, mine eves from tears, and my feet from falling.
9 I will walk before the Lord in the land of the living.
10 I believed, therefore have I spoken: I was greatly afflicted :
11 I said in my haste, p All men are liars.
12 What shall I render unto the Lord for all his benefits toward me?
13 I will take the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of the LORD.
14 I will pay my vows unto the Lord now in the presence of all his people.
15 Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.
16 O Lord, truly I am thy servant; I am thy servant, and the son of thine handmaid: thou hast loosed my bonds.
17 I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will call
the name of the LORD.
19 In the courts of the Lord's house, in the midst of
Praise ye the LORD.
q Rom, xv. II.
An exhortation to praise God for his mercy and truth.
2 For his merciful kindness is great toward us: and the
T A Song of degrees.
2 As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the
3 For the rod of * the wicked shall not rest upon the lot of the righteous ; lest the righteous put forth their hands unto iniquity.
* Heb, evickcdnc'88.
4 Do good, O LORD, unto those that be good, and to them AC. 536. that are upright in their hearts. 5 As for such as turn aside unto their crooked
ways, the LORD shall lead them forth with the workers of iniquity : but peace shall be upon Israel.
* Or, of Solomon.
it in it.
Or subdue, as Ps. xviii. 47,
| A Song of degrees for Solomon. 1 Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain + that build it: except the Lord keep the city, the watch- 1 Web: that
are builders of man waketh but in vain.
2 It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep.
3 Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.
4 As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth.
5 Happy is the man that I hath his quiver full of them : Web hath they shall not be ashamed, but they & shall speak with the ver with them. enemies in the gate.
or, destroy. PSALM CXXVIII. The sundry blessings which follow them that fear God.
A Song of degrees. 1. Blessed is every one that feareth the Lord; that walk
2 For thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands : happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee.
3 Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of thine house: thy children like olive plants round about thy table.
4 Behold, that thus shall the man be blessed that feareth the LORD.
5 The Lord shall bless thee out of Zion: and thou shalt see the good of Jerusalem all the days of thy life.
6 Yea, thou shalt see thy children's children, and peace upon Israel.
1 A Song of degrees.
2 Lift up your hands || in the sanctuary, and bless the ll Or, in holk.
3 The Lord that made heaven and earth bless thee out of Zion. VOL. II.
eth in his ways.