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Psalm Ixv. Te decet hymnus. "HOU, O God, art praised in Sion: and unto them
shall vow be performed in Jerusalem. 2 Thou that hearest the prayer: unto thee shall all 3 My misdeeds prevail against me: O be thou merciful unto our sins.
4 Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, and re. ceivest unto thee: he thall dwell in thy court, and shall be satisfied with the pleasures of thy house, even of thy holy temple.
Ś Thou shalt thew us wonderful things in thy righteousness, O God of our salvation: thou that are the hope of all the ends of the earth, and of them that remain in the broad sea.
6 Who in his strength setteth fast the mountains: and is girded about with power.
7 Who stilleth the raging of the sea : and the noise of his waves, and the madness of the people.
8 They also that dwell in the uttermost parts of the earth, shall be afraid at thy tokens : thou that makest the out-goings of the morning and evening to praise thee.
9 Thou visitest the earth, and blesseft it : thou makest it
10 The river of God is full of water: thou preparest their corn, for so thou providest for the earth.
11 Thou waterest her furrows, thou sendest rain inro the little valleys thereof : thou makelt it soft with the drops of rain, and bleffest the increafe of it.
12 Thou crownelt the year with thy goodness : and thy clouds drop fatness.
13 They shall drop upon the dwellings of the wilderness: and the little hills shall rejoice on every side.
Plalm Ixv.] This is a thankful commemoration of God's mercies and deliverances; robably of his restoration of plenty after a famine of three years. 2 Sam. xxi. I.
9, 10 Waterest it,' as in the Bib. tranf. should be “makest it thirsty." Thou the fame God, which haft punished and made thirsty the land, doft again return in mercy, and reftereft plenty to it.
14 The folds shall be full of sheep: the valleys also shall stand so thick with corn, that they shall laugh and fing.
Psalm 1xvi. Jubilate Deo.
honour of his Name, make his praise to be glorious. 2 Say unto God, O how wonderful art thou in thy works : through the greatness of thy power shall thine enemies be found liars unto thee.
3 For all the world shall worship thee: fing of thee, and praise thy Name.
4 O come hither, and behold the works of God: how wonderful he is in his doing toward the children of men!
5 He turned the sea into dry land : so that they went through the water on foot; there did we rejoice thereof.
6 He ruleth with his power for ever; his eyes behold the people: and such as will not believe shalt not be able to exalt themselves.
7 O praise our God, ye people: and make the voice of his praise to be heard ;
8 Who holdeth our soul in life: and suffereth not our feel to flip.
9 For thou, O God, hast proved us: thou also hast tried us like as silver is tried.
10 Thou broughtest us into the snare: and laidest trouble upon our loins.
11 Thou sufferedst men to ride over our heads: We went through fire and water, and thou broughtest us out into a wealthy place.
12 I will go into thine house with burnt-offerings: and will
my vows, which I promised with my lips, and spake with my mouth, when I was in trouble.
Psalm lxvi) This psalm entirely consists of acknowledgments of God's mercies and deliverances; that from the bondage of Egypt being assumed probably as an image of some other remarkable one now experienced.
2] In the Bib. tran1. “ wonderful" is terrible.' Thine enemies “submit themselves unto thee."
8] “ Feet to be moved.” Bib. trans.
II] Ride over] To ride over signifies, to infult, or tyrannize orer. It is a common phrase among ancient writers.
13 I will offer unto thee fat burnt-facrifices, with the incense of rams: I will offer bullocks and goats.
14 O come hither, and hearken, all ye that fear God: and I will tell you what he hath done for my soul. 15 I called unto him with my mouth: and gave
him praises with my tongue.
16 If I incline unto wickedness with mine heart: the Lord will not hear me.
17 But God hath heard me: and considered the voice of my prayer.
18 Praised be God, who hath not cast out my prayer: nor turned his mercy from me.
Psalm 67. Deus misereatur.
the light of his countenance, and be merciful unto us. 2 That thy way may be known upon earth: thy saving health among all nations.
3 Let the people praise thee, O God: yea, let all the people praise thee.
4 o let the nations rejoice and be glad: for thou fhalt judge the folk righteously, and govern the nations
5 Let the people praise thee, O God: let all the people praise thee.
6 Then shall the earth bring forth her increase : and God, even our own God, shall give us his blessing.
7 God Mall bless us : and all the ends of the world shall fear him.
Psalm lxviii. Exurgat Deus.
them allo that hate him flee before him. Pfalm lxvii.] This is a psalm of supplication and thanksgiving. Patrick thinks that it is the form which David used in blelling the people.
5) This is the choral part repeated as in the third verse. Pfalm lxvii.] This psalm begins in the same manner as the song of Moses, at the setting forward of the ark. It was composed by David in commemoration of the great deliverance afforded to the Israelites, and
2 Like as the smoke vanisheth, so shalt thou drive them away : and like as wax melteth at the fire, fo let the ungodly perish at the presence of God.
3 But let the righteous be glad and rejoice before God: let them also be merry and joyful.
4 O sing unto God, and fing praises unto his name : magnify him that rideth upon the heavens, as it were upon an horfe; praise him in his Name JAH, and rejoice before him.
5 He is a father of the fatherlefs, and defendeth the cause of the widows : even God in his holy habitation.
6 He is the God that maketh men to be of one mind in an house, and bringesh the prisoners out of captivity: but letterh the runagates continue in fcarceness.
7 O God, when thou wentest forth before the people: when thou wentest through the wilderness,
8 The earth fhook, and the heavens dropped at the prefence of God: even as Sinai also was moved at the presence of God, who is the God of Israel.
9 Thou, O God, fentest a gracious rain upon thine inheritance: and refreshedst it when it was weary.
10 Thy congregation shall dwell therein: for thou, O God, haft of thy goodness prepared for the poor.
i The Lord gave the word : great was the company of the preachers.
judgments inflicted on their enemies; especially in that of their coming up out of Egypt. It mystically predicts the refurrection of Christ, and the confequent exaltation of the Christian church.
1] Dr. Chandler supposes, that this part of the psalm, from ver. 1 to 6 inclusive, to have been sung when the ark was taken up on the shoulders of the Levites.
61 “ Maketh the destitute dwell at home,”-Hammond. The mer. ciful-minded person that takes care of the deftitute, is one who makes him dwell at home; that is, relieves him, that he need not seek allittance abroad. Latter part of the verse, “ But the rebellious dwell in a dry land." Bib. trans. This allusion to the deliverance from the Egyptian thraldom, and the destruction of the murmurers in the desert, introduces the fubject of the coming out of Egypt in the next verse.
7] According to Chandler, this verse to verfe 14 was fung when the procession began, and lasted till mount Sion was in view.
11] The Lord shall afford matter of triumphant fong. “Great was the company of those that published it.”
12 Kings with their armies did flee, and were discomfired : and they of the houshold divided the spoil.
13 Though ye have lien among the pots, yet Iball ye be as the wings of a dove: that is covered with silver wings, and her feathers like gold.
14 When the Almighty scattered kings for their fake: then were they as white aś snow in Salmon.
15 As the hill of Bafan, so is God's hill: even an high hill, as the hill of Balan.
1.6 Why hop ye so, ye high hills ? this is God's hill, in the which it pleasech him to dwell : yea, the Lord will abide in it for ever.
17 The chariots of God are twenty thousand, even thousands of angels : and the Lord is among them, as in the holy place of Sinai.
18 Thou art gone up on high, thou hast led captivity captive, and received gifts for men : yea, even for thine enemies, that the Lord God might dwell among them.
19 Praised be the Lord daily : even the God who helpeth us, and poureth his benefits upon us.
20 He is our God, even the God of whom cometh fal. sation : God is the Lord, by whom we escape death.
21 God shall wound the head of his enemies : and the hairy scalp of such a one as goeth on still in hie wickedness.
12) This is thought to be the song sung by the choir mentioned in the preceding verse. Chandler adds to it the next verse; “ And she that tarried at home, divided the spoil.” Bib. transl.
13] Job in the lowest state of affliction sat down amongit ashes and potlheards. Job xi. 8.
14) This verse Lowth thought inexplicable. If the whiteness is here contrafted with the state of the people when they lay among the potleards, it has some fort of meaning: at present it has done.
15) When the ark came in view of mount Sion, and when they began to ascend it, this and the two following verfes were fung.
18] When the ark had reached mount Sion, and was deposited in its place, the fingers proceeded with this part of the pfalm.
18 Led captivity captive) Thou hast made a great number of captives: " Received,” in order to give.
20 Escape death] Unto God the Lord belong the issues of death.