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6 At thy rebuke, O God of Jacob: both the chariot and horse are fallen.

7 Thou, even thou art to be feared : and who may stand in thy sight, when thou art angry?

8 Thou didft cause thy judgment to be heard from heaven : the earth trembled, and was still,

9 When God arose to judgment : and to help all the meek upon earth.

10 The fierceness of man shall turn to thy praise: and the fierceness of them shalt thou refrain.

11 Promise unto the Lord your God, and keep it all ye that are round about him: bring presents unto him that ought to be feared.

12 He shall refrain the spirit of princes : and is wouderful among the kings of the earth.

Psalm lxxvii. Voce mea ad Dominum.

cry unto God with my voice: even unto God will I cry with my voice, and he thall hearken

unto me,

2 In the time of my trouble I sought the Lord: my fore ran, and ceased not in the night-season; my soul refused comfort.

3 When I am in heaviness, I will think upon God: when my heart is vexed, I will complain.

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

s I have considered the days of old : and the years that are past.

6 I call to remembrance my song: and in the night I commune with mine own heart, and search out my spirits.

7 Will the Lord absent himself for ever : and will he be no more intreated ?

8 Is his mercy clean gone for ever : and is his promise come utterly to an end for evermore ?

9 Hath God forgotten to be gracious : and will he hout

up his loving-kindness in displeasure? Psalm lxxvii.) This pfalm expresses a pious resolution to trust in God, and to pray to Him in all the miseries that befall us in this life.

10 And I said, it is mine own infirmity : but I will remember the years of the right hand of the most Highest.

1 I will remember the works of the Lord : and call to mind thy wonders of old time.

12 I will think also of all thy works: and my talking fhall be of thy doings.

13 Thy way, O God, is holy : who is fo great a God as our God?

14 Thou art the God that doeth wonders : and haft declared thy power among the people.

15 Thou hast mightily delivered thy people: even the fons of Jacob and Joseph.

16 The waters faw thee, O God, the waters faw thee, and were afraid : the depths also were troubled.

17 The clouds poured out water, the air thundered : and shine arrows went abroad.

18 The voice of thy thunder was heard round about: the lightnings fhone upon the ground; the earth was moved, and thook withal.

19 Thy way is in the fea, and thy paths in the great waters : and thy footsteps are not known.

20 Thou leddest thy people like sheep : by the hand of Moles and Aaron.


Psalm lxxviii. Attendite, popule.
EAR my law, O my people : incline your ears unto

the of my 2 I will open my mouth in a parable: I will declare hard sentences of old;

3 Which we have heard and known: and such as our fathers have told us;

10] I said this is my infirmity. But he immediately strengthens himfelf by reflecting that all changes in the condition of men are effected by the right hand of the most High.

Psalm lxxviii.] This psalm contains reflections on the various dealings of the Almighty with the people of Israel, the mixture of his mercies with his punishments, from the time of their abode in Egypt to the exaltation of David to the throne.

4 That we should not hide them from the children of the generations to come: but to thew the honour of the Lord, his mighty and wonderful works that he hath done.

5 He made a covenant with Jacob, and gave Israel a Law : which he commanded our forefathers to teach their children;

6 That their posterity might know it: and the chitdren which were yet unborn ;

y To the intent that when they came up: they might Thew their children the same;

8 That they might put their trust in God: and not to forget the works of God, but to keep his commandments;

9 And not to be as their forefathers, a faithless and stubborn generation : a generation that set not their heart aright, and whose spirit cleaveth not ftedfastly upto God;

10 Like as the children of Ephraim : who being har. Dessed, and carrying bows, turned themselves back in the day of battle.

11 They kept not the covenant of God: and would not walk in his law,

12 But forgat what he had done: and the wonderful works that he had shewed for them.

13 Marvellous things did he in the sight of our forefathers, in the land of Egypt: even in the field of Zoan.

14 He divided the sea, and let them go through: he made the waters to stand on an heap.

15 In the day-time also he led them with a cloud: and all the night through with a light of fire.

16 He clave the hard rocks in the wilderness : and gave them drink thereof, as it had been out of the great depth.

17 He brought waters out of the stony rock : fo that it gulhed our like the rivers.

18 Yet for all this they finned more against him: and provoked the most Highest in the wilderness.

19 They tempted God in their hearts: and required meat for their lust.

20 They {pake against God also, faying : Shall God prepare a table in the wildernefs?

21 He smote the stony rock indeed, that the waters gushed out, and the streams flowed withal : but can he give bread also, or provide flesh for his people?

22 When the Lord heard this, he was wroth : so the fire was kindled in Jacob, and there came up heavy displeasure against Israel;

23 Because they believed not in God: and put not their trust in his help.

24 So he commanded the clouds above: and opened the doors of heaven.

25 He rained down manna also upon them for to eat : and gave them food from heaven.

26 So man did eat angels' food : for he fent them meat enough.

27 He caused the east wind to blow under heaven: and through his power he brought in the south-west wind.

28 He rained flesh upon them as thick as dust: and feathered fowls like as the sand of the sea.

29 He let it fall among their tents: even round about their babitation.

30 So they did eat, and were well filled; for he gave them their own defire: they were not disappointed of their luft.

31 But while the meat was yet in their mouths, the heavy wrath of God came upon them, and flew the wealthiest of them: yea, and smote down the chosen men that were in Israel.

32 But for all this, they Goned yet more: and believed not his wondrous works.

33 Therefore their days did he consume in vanity : and their years in trouble.

34 When he flew them, they fought him : and turned them early, and enquired after God.

35. And they remembered that God was their strength: and that the high God was their redeemer.

36 Nevertheless, they did but flatter him with their mouch: and diffembled with him in their tongue.

31 Wealthiest] It should be translated New them amidst their induk gences; and not the factest of them, as in the Bib. tranf.

37 For their heart was not whole with him : neither concinued they stedfast in his covenant.

38 But he was so merciful, that he forgave their misdeeds : and destroyed them not.

39 Yea, many a time turned he his wrath away: and would not suffer his whole displeasure to arise.

40 For he considered that they were but flesh: and that they were even a wind that passeth away, and cometh not again.

41 Many a time did they provoke him in the wilder. ness: and grieved him in the desert.

42 They turned back, and cempted God: and moved the Holy One in Israel.

43 They thought not of his hand : and of the day when he delivered them from the hand of the enemy;

44. How he had wrought his miracles in Egypt: and his wonders in the field of Zoan.

45 He turned their waters into blood : so that they might not drink of the rivers.

46 He fent lice among them, and devoured them up: and frogs to destroy them. 47

their fruit unto the caterpillar : and their labour unto the grashopper.

48 He destroyed their vines with hailstones : and their mulberry-trees with the frost.

49 He smote their cattle also with hailstones : and their flocks with hot thunderbolts.

50 He cast upon them the furiousness of his wrath, anger, displeasure, and trouble: and sent evil angels among them.

51 He made a way to his indignation, and spared not their soul from death : but gave their life over to the pestilence.

52 And smote all the first-born in Egypt: the most principal and mightiest in the dwellings of Ham.

37] “ O Ephraim, what shall I do unto thee? O Judah, what shall I do unto thee? for your goodness is as a morning cloud, and as the early dew it palleth away.'

ş• Evil angels) “ The Lord will not fuffer the destroyer (the evil an. gels here) to come into your houses to smite you."

He gave

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