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the Father, and Christ the Son; and remarks the 25 for this purpose.
8 Sacrifice and meat-offering thou wouldest not: but miue ears haft thou opened.
9 Burnt-offerings, and facrifice for sin, halt thou not required: then said I, Lo, I come.
10 In the volume of the book it is written of me, that I llaould fulfil thy will, O my God: I am content to do it, yea, thy law is within my heart.
11 I have declared thy righteousness in the great congregation : lo, I will not refrain my lips, O Lord, and that thou knowest.
12 I have not hid thy righteousness within my heart: my talk hath been of thy truth, and of thy falvation.
13 I have not kept back thy loving mercy and truth: from the great congregation.
14 Withdraw not thou thy mercy from me, O Lord: let thy loving-kindness, and thy truth alway preserve me.
15 For innumerable troubles are come about me; my fins have taken such hold upon me, that I am not able to look up : yea, they are more in number than the hairs of my head, and my heart hath failed me.
16 O Lord, let it be thy pleasure to deliver me : make haste, O Lord, to help me.
17 Let them be alhamed, and confounded together, that seek after my soul to destroy it: let them be driven backward, and put to rebuke, that wish me evil.
18 Let them be desolate, and rewarded with shame: that say unto me, Fie upon thee, fie upon thee!
19 Let all those that seek thee, be joyful and glad in thee: and let such as love thy falvation lay alway, The Lord be praised.
20 As for me, I am poor and needy: but the Lord careth for me.
21 Thou art my helper and redeemer: make no long tarrying, O my God.
8 But mine ears haft tlou opened] Or bored. Thou hast preferred willing obedience to thy commands and laws. By the Mofaical law, a Dduntary slave was to have his ear bered by his matter, as a lign of perge. tual fervitude. Esod. xxi. 5o 6.
Psalm xli. Beatus qui intelligit.
the Lord thall deliver him in the time of trouble. : The Lord preserve him, and keep him alive, that hecy be blessed upon earth: and deliver not thou him izio the will of his enemies.
3 The Lord comfort him, when he lieth fick upon his bai; make thou all his bed in his fickness.
+ 1 li, Lord, be merciful unto me: heal my soul, for I have lioned against thee.
5 Mine enemies fpeak evil of me: When shall he die, ari his name perish?
6 And if he come to see me, he speaketh vanity: and his heart conceiveth falfhood within himself; and when he cometh forth, he telleth ir.
7 All mine enemies whisper together against me : even againit me do they imagine this evil.
8 Let the sentence of guiltiness proceed against him: and now that he lieth, let him rise up no more.
9 Yea, even mine own familiar friend, whom I rruited: who did also eat of my bread, hath laid great wait for me.
10 But be thou merciful unto me, O Lord: raise thou me up again, and I shall reward them.
i By this I know thou favourest me: that mine enemy doth not triumph against me.
12 And when I am in my health, thou upholdest me: and shalt set me before thy face for ever.
Blessed be the Lord God of lfrael: world with. out end. Amen.
Psalm xli.) David declares the present reward of the merciful in this life. He describes the behaviour of his adversaries, and of one in particular, and prays for deliverance. He confides in the aflured mercies of God to his faithful servants, who stand in need of them.
6 And his heart] “His heart gathereth iniquity to itself.” Bib. tranfl.
8 Let the sentence] An evil word, that is, the crime charged upon him, “ cleaveth fast unto him.”
4 1. th laid) “Hath lift up his heel against me.” Bib. trans.
Pfalm xlii. Quemadmodum.
my soul after thee, O God. 2 My soul is athirst for for God, yea, even for the living God: when all I come to appear before the prefence of God?
3 My tears have been my meat day and night: while they daily say unto me, Where is now thy God?
4 Now when I think thereupon, I pour out my heart by myself: for I went with the multicude, and brought them forth into the house of God;
5 In the voice of praise and thanksgiving: among such as keep holy-day.
6 Why are thon so full of heaviness, O my soul: and why art thou so disquieted within me?
7 Put thy trust in God: for I will yet give him thanks for the help of his countenance.
8 My God, my soul is vexed within me: therefore will I remember thee concerning the land of Jordan, and the little hill of Hermon.
9 One deep calleth another, because of the noise of the water-pipes : all thy wives and storms are gone over me.
10 The Lord hath granted his loving.kindness in the day-time: and in the night-season did I fing of him, and made my prayer unto the God of my life.
11 I will say unto the God of my strength, Why hart thou forgotten me: why go I thus heavily, while the enemy oppresseth me?
Psalm xlii.] David, by Abfalom’s rebellion, driven from Jerusalem to the country beyond Jordan, is there fupposed to have indited this plalm, He bemoans his detention from Sion, the place of God's worship.
This is the first of the fecond book of plalms, according to the Ilebrew division of them.
1] The Bible tranNation is more beautiful: “ As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my foul after thee, O God.”
8] Flying from one place to another, from one side of Jordan, and the country adjoining; palling over that river, and then still flying on the other side of it, from Hermon to Tabor, I hare nothing to fupport myself but meditation on that God whom I have hitherto ferved, and who has never forsaken me.
9) The pfalmilt is thought to allude here to water-spouts, which are more frequent on the Syrian and Jewish coafts, than any other part of the Mediterranean.
12 My bones are smitten asunder as with a sword: while my enemies that trouble me, cast me in the teeth;
13 Namely, while they say daily unto me: Where is now thy God?
14. Why art thou so vexed, O my soul: and why art thou so difquieted within me?
15 O put thy trust in God: for I will yet thank him, which is the help of my countenance, and my God.
Psalm xliii. Judica me, Deus.
against the ungodly people: O deliver me from the deceitful and wicked man.
2 For thou art the God of my strength, why hast thou put me from thec: and why go I lo heavily, while the enemy oppresseth me!
3 O send out thy light and thy truth, that they may lead me: and bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy dwelling.
4 And that I may go unto the altar of God, even unto the God of my joy and gladness: and upon the harp will I give thanks unto thee, O God, my God. .
5 Why art thou so heavy, O my soul: and why art thou so disquieted within me?
6 O put thy trust in God: for I will yet give him thanks, which is the help of my countenance, and my God.
Psalm xliv. Deus, auribus.
told us: what thou hast done in their time of old. 12) “ As with a sword in my bones.” Bib. transl.
Psalm xliii.] This pfalm seems to be a continuation of the former; written by David in the same circumstances, on the same subject, and closing with the fame chorus.
Judge me.” Bib. trans. ;} "
Why go I mourning, because of the oppression of the enemy." Bib. tranll.
Psalm xliv.] This is a description of the several states of the Jewish church, and a commemoration of God's former mercies, as a ground of confidence in him; and of a prayer for deliyerance out of present dangerso