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17 Wherein the birds make their nests: and the fira trees are a dwelling for the stork.
18 The high hills are a refuge for the wild goats: and so are the stony rocks for the conies.
19 He appointed the moon for certain seasons: and the fun knoweth his going down.
20 Thou makest darkness, that it may be night: wherein all the beasts of the foreit do move. · 21 The lions roaring after their prey : do seek their meat from God.
22 The sun ariseth, and they get them away together : and lay them down in their dens.
23 Man goeth forth to his work, and to his labour : until the evening.
24 O Lord, how manifold are thy works : in wisdom haft thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches.
25 So is the great and wide sea allo : wherein are things creeping innumerable, both small and great beasts.
26 There go the ships, and there is that Leviathan : whom thou haft made to take his pastime therein.
27 These wait all upon thee : that thou mayest give them meat in due season.
28 When thou givest it them, they gather it : and when thou openest thy hand, they are filled with good.
29 When thou hidest thy face, they are troubled : when thou takelt away their breath, they die, and are turned again to their dust.
30 When thou lettest thy breath go forth, they shall be made: and thou shalt renew che face of the earth.
31 The glorious Majesty of the Lord shall endure for ever : the Lord shall rejoice in his works.
32 The earth shall tremble at the look of him : if he do but touch the hills, they shall smoke.
33 I will fing unto the Lord as long as I live : I will praise my God while I have my being.
34 And so thall my words please him : my joy shall be in the Lord.
35 As for finners, they shall be consumed out of the earth, and the ungodly shall come to an end : praise chou the Lord, O my soul, praise the Lord.
Psalm cv. Confitemini Domino. O Give thanks pinto the Lord, and call upon his Name;
2 O let your songs be of him, and praise him: and let your talking be of all his wondrous works.
3 Rejoice in his holy Name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the Lord. 4 Seek the Lordand his strength: seek his faceevermore.
5 Remember the marvellous works that he hath done : his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth;
6 O ye feed of Abraham his servant : ye children of Jacob his chosen.
*7 He is the Lord our God: his judgments are in all the world.
8 He hath been alway mindful of his covenant and promise: that he made to a thousand generations;
9 Even the covenant that he made with Abraham : and the oath that he sware unto Isaac;
10 And appointed the fame unto Jacob for a law: and to Israel for an everlasting testament;
11 Saying, Unto thee will I give the land of Canaan : the lot of your inheritance;
12 When there were yet but a few of them: and they strangers in the land ;
13 What time as they went from one nation to another : from one kingdom to another people;
14 He suffered no man to do them wrong: but reproved even kings for their fakes.
15 Touch not mine Anointed: and do my prophets no harm.
Psalm cv.] The former part of this pfalm was composed by David, and probably the laiter part allo. It contains a rehearsal of God's mercies to the Jewish nation, from the time of Abraham to their fettlement in the promised land. It is the first of the three psalms which David delivered to Afaph and his brethren, (1 Chron. xvi. 8) to be used in the daily miDistry before the ark.
4 Strength? Perhaps the strength of the Lord is here used for the Lou himself, according to an idiom familiar to the ancient writers, as w. before observed. Plalm xcix. 4.
16 Moreover, he called for a dearth upon the land : and destroyed all the provision of bread.
17 But he had sent a man before them: even Joseph, who was fold to be a bond-fervant ;
18 Whose feet they hurt in the stocks: the iron entered into his soul;
19 Until the time came that his cause was known : the word of the Lord tried him.
20 The king fent, and delivered him : the prince of the people let him go free.
21 He made him lord also of his house : and ruler of all his substance;
22 That he might inform his princes after his will: and teach his senators wisdom.
23 Israel also came into Egypt: and Jacob was a stranger in the land of Ham.
24 And he increased his people exceedingly: and made them stronger than their enemies;
25 Whose heart turned so that they hated his people : and dealt untruly with his servants.
26 Then fent he Mofes his fervant: and Aaron whom he had chofen.
27 And these shewed his tokens among them : and wonders in the land of Ham.
28 He sent darkness, and it was dark: and they were not obedient unto his word.
29 Heturned their waters into blood: and flew their filh.
30 Their land brought forth frogs: yea, even in their king's chambers.
31 He spake the word, and there came all manner of flies: and lice in all their quarters.
32 He gave them hail stones for rain : and flames of fire in their land.
33 He smote their vines also and fig-trees: and destroyed the trees that were in their coasts.
34 He spake the word, and the grashoppers came, and caterpillars innumerable: and did eat up all the grass in their land, and devoured the fruit of their ground. | 35 He smote all the first-born in their land : even the chief of all their strength,
36 He brought them forth also with silver and gold: there was not one feeble person among their tribes.
37 Egypt was glad at their departing : for they were afraid of them.
38 He spread out a cloud to be a covering: and fire to give light in the night-season.
39 Al their desire he brought quails: and he filled them with the bread of heaven.
40 He opened the rock of stone, and the waters flowed out: so that rivers ran in the dry places.
41 For why? he remembered his holy promise: and Abraham his fervant.
42 And he brought forth his people with joy : and his chosen with gladness;
43 And gave them the lands of the heathen : and they took the labours of the people in poffeffion;
44 That they might keep his statutes : and observe his laws.
Psalm cvi. Confitemini Domino.
his mercy endureth for ever. 2 Who can express the noble acts of the Lord : or Thew forth all his praise?
3 Blessed are they that alway keep judgment: and do righteousness.
4 Remember me, O Lord, according to the favour that thou bearest unto thy people: 0 visit me with thy salvation;
5 That I may see the felicity of thy chofen: and rejoice in the gladness of thy people, and give thanks with thine inheritance.
Pfalm cvi.] This pfalm, entitled Hallelujah, is chiefly taken up in con. fefling the fins and provocations of the children of Israel; but begins and concludes with praising and magnifying God's mercies. By the commencement and the termination of it, which are found in 1 Chron. xvi. 34, 35, 36, it appears to be one of the psalms, which David delivered to Alaph and his brethren, to rehearse in their daily ministering before the ark.
6 We have sinned with our fathers : we have done amiss, and dealt wickedly.
7 Our fathers regarded not thy wonders in Egypt, neiiber kept they thy great goodness in remembrance: but were disobedient at the sea, even at the Red fea.
8 Vevertheless, he belped them for his Name's fake: that he might make his power to be known.
9 He rebuked the Red sea also, and it was dried up! so he led them through the deep, as through a wilderness.
10 And he saved them from the adversary's hand : and delivered them from the hand of the enemy.
1 As for those that troubled them, the waters overwhelmed them : there was not one of them left.
12 Then believed they his words : and sang praise unto him.
13 But within a while they forgat his works : and would not abide his counsel.
14 But luit came upon them in the wilderness : and they rempred God in the defert.
is and he gave them their desire: and sent leanness withal into their soul.
16 They angered Mofes also in the tents : and Aaron the faint of the Lord.
17 So the earth opened, and swallowed up Dathan : and covered the congregation of Abiram.
18 And the fire was kindled in their company : the flame burnt up the ungodly.
19 They made a calf in Horeb: and worshipped the molten image.
20 Thus they turned their glory : into the similitude of a calf that eateth hay;
21 And they forgat God their Saviour: who had done fo great things in Egypt;
22 Wondrous works in the land of Ham : and fearful things by the Red sea.
23 Só he said, he would have destroyed them, had not Moles his chosen stood before him in the gap : to turn away his wrathful indignation, left he should deftroy them.
24 Yea, they thought fcorn of that pleasant land : and gave no credence unto his word;
23] Exodus xxxü. II.