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42 I will beat them as small as the dust before the wind: I will cast them out as the clay in the streets.

43 Thou shalt deliver me from the strivings of the people: and thou shalt make me the head of the heathen.

44. A people whom I have not known: fhall serve me.

45 As soon as they hear of me, they shall obey me: but the strange children shall diffemble with me.

46 The strange children shall fail : and be afraid out of their prisons.

47 The Lord liveth, and blessed be my strong helper: and praised be the God of my falvation.

48 Even the God that feeth that I be avenged: and subdueth the people unto me.

49 It is he that delivereth me from my cruel enemies, and setteth me up above mine adversaries: thou shalt rid me from the wicked man.

50 For this cause will I give thanks unto thee, O Lord, among the Gentiles : and sing praises unto thy Name.

51 Great prosperity giveth he unto his King: and sheweth loving-kindness unto David his anointed, and unto his feed for evermore.



Psalm xix. Cali enarrant. "HE heavens declare the glory of God: and the fir

mament theweth his handy-work. the poorest people would rather retrench part of their food than neglect it

. Hence the metaphor of the lamp.

46] They shall come trembling from their strong holds, as places not able to protect them, and therefore they will sue for peace.

49] In Romans xv. 2, this verse is applied to the calling of the Gentiles unto the faith of Christ; by which we are taught that of Christ and his kingdom this pfalm is chiefly intended.

Pfalm xix.] David celebrates the glory of God in the works of creation and as the works of creation, fo is his law of life a proof of his great glory and goodness.

1] The heavens, and firmament, and days, and nights, are here repre, sented as perfons in the poetic way, as the earth alio is, Job xii. 8; and the hills and trees, Ifaiah ly. 12.

2 One day telleth another: and one night certifieth another.

3 There is neither speech nor language: but their voices are heard among them.

4 Their sound is gone out into all lands : and their words into the ends of the world.

5 In them hath he fet a tabernacle for the fun: which cometh forth as a bridegroom out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a giant to run his course.

6 It goeth forth from the uttermost part of the heaven, and runneth about unto the end of it again: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.

7 The law of the Lord is an undefiled law, converting the soul : the testimony of the Lord is fure, and giveth wisdom unto the simple.

8 The statutes of the Lord are right, and rejoice the "heart: the commandment of the Lord is pure, and giveth light unto the eyes.

9 The fear of the Lord is clean, and endureth for ever: the judgments of the Lord are true, and righteous altogether.

10 More to be desired are they thangold, yea, than much fine gold: fweeter also than honey, and the honey-comb.

1. Moreover, by them is thy servant taught: and in keeping of them there is great reward.

12 Who can tell how oft he offenderh: O cleanse thou me from my secret faults.

13 Keep thy servant also from presumptuous fios, lest they get the dominion over me: so thall I be undefiled, and innocent from the great offence.

2) Days and nights being placed as it were in quires one against another, do by turns chaunt forth the praise and glory of the great Creator.

3] They are not furnished with language, or an articulate voice, as men are ; yet have they ways to express themselves, to make known to the world the power and goodness of God. 9 Clean] The dread of offending God keeps the man from all impurity.

12 Secret] Sins of ignorance and infirmity, which have escaped my observation and memory. 13 Prefumptuous] Sins committed knowingly at the time against the

13. Great offence] Being freed from fecret faults and presumptuous fins, I fhall not be guilty of any heinous transgression.


law of God.

To the God of Jacob defend thee.

14 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart: be alway acceptable in thy fight, 15 O Lord: my strength and my Redeemer. Psalm xx.

Exaudiat te Dominus. 'HE Lord hear thee in the day of trouble: the Name of

defend thee. 2 Send thee help from the sanctuary: and strengthen thee out of Sion.

3 Remember all thy offerings : and accept thy burntsacrifice.

4 Grant thee thy heart's desire: and fulfil all thy mind.

5 We will rejuice in thy falvation, and triumph in the Name of the Lord our God: the Lord perform all tby petitions.

6 Now know I, that the Lord helpeth his Anointed, and will hear him from his holy heaven: even with the wholesome strength of his right hand.

7 Some put their trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the Name of the Lord our God.

8 They are brought down, and fallen: but we are risen, and stand upright.

9 Save, Lord, and hear us, o King of Heaven: when we call upon thee.

Psalm xxi. Domine, in virtute tua.
HE King shall rejoice in thy strength, O Lord: es.

ceedivg glad shall he be of thy falvation. 2 Thou hast given him his heart's desire: and halt nor denied him the request of his lips.

3 For thou shalt prevent him with the blessings of good. ness: and shalt fet a crown of pure gold upon his head.

Psalm xx] David composed this psalm as a form of prayer to be used by the congregation for their prince, that God would protect and afift him in danger. The occasion was perhaps the invasion mentioned, - Sam. X. 6, 8.

91 " O Lord, fare the King, and hear us when we call upon thee." So che Seventy.

Pfalm xxi.) A thanksgiving by David, upon the occasion of some victory obtained over his enemies.

3 Prevent! This word signifies to grant any thing before it is asked. The Almighty is represented as coming out to meet him with bleflings.


4 He asked life of thee, and thou gavest him a long life: even for ever and ever.

5 His honour is great in thy falvation : glory and great worship shalt thou lay upon him.

6 For thou shalt give him everlasting felicity: and make him glad with the joy of thy countenance.

7 And why? because the King putteth his trust in the Lord: and in the mercy of the most Highest he shall not miscarry.

8 All thine enemies shall feel thy hand : thy right hand shall find out them that hate thee.

9 Thou shalt make them like a fiery oven in time of thy wrath: the Lord thall destroy them in his displeasure, and the fire shall consume them.

10 Their fruit shalt thou root out of the earth: and their feed from among the children of men.

11 For they intended mischief against thee: and ima. gined such a device as they are not able to perform.

12 Therefore shalt thou put them to flight: and the strings of thy bow shalt thou make ready against the face of them.

13 Be thou exalted, Lord, in thine own strength: so will we sing, and praise thy power.


Psalm xxii. Deus, Deus meus.
God, my God, look upon me; why hast thou for-

the words of my complaint ?

2 O my God, I cry in the day-time, but thou hearest not: and in the night-season also I take no reft.

3 And thou continuest holy: 0 thou worship of Israel! Psalm xxii.] David here speaks of his own sufferings from his persecutors, and prophetically of those of the Messias, which prophecies were literally fulfilled in several passages. Our Saviour is supposed to have recited either the whole, or a large part of this pfalm, when he was upon the cross. 3) “ But thou remainest holy, the praise of Israel;" the subject of

their praises.

4 Our fathers hoped in thee: they trusted in thee, and thou didst deliver them.

5 They called upon thee, and were holpen: they put their trust in thee, and were not confounded.

6 But as for me, I am a worm, and no man: a very scorn of mer, and the outcast of the people.

7 All they that see me, laugh me to scorn: they shoot out their lips, and shake their heads, saying,

8 He trusted in God, that he would deliver him: lec him deliver him, if he will have him.

9 But thou are he that took me out of my mother's womb : thou wast my hope, when I hanged yet upon my mother's breasts.

10 I have been left unto thee ever since I was born: thou art my God even from my mother's womb.

11 O go not from me, for trouble is hard at hand: and there is none to help me.

12 Many oxen are come about me: fat bulls of Balan close me in on every fide.

13 They gape upon me with their mouths: as it were a ramping and a roaring lion.

14 I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint: my heart also in the midst of my body is even like melting wax.

15 My strength is dried up like a potsherd, and my congue cleaveth to my gums: and thou shalt bring me into the dust of death.

16 For many dogs are come about me: and the council of the wicked layeth siege against me.

17 They pierced my hands and my feet; I may tell all my bones : they stand staring and looking upon me.

18 They part my garments among them : and caft lots upon my vesture.

19 But be not thou far from me, O Lord: thou art my succour, haste thee to help me.

20 Deliver my soul from the sword: my darling from the power of the dog.

21 Save me from the lion's mouth: thou hast heard me also from among the horns of the unicorns. 2] Matt. xxvü. 39.

8] Matt. xxyii. 43.

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