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9 For there is no faithfulness in his mouth: their inward parts are very wickedness.

* Their throat is an open sepulchre: they flatter with their . ongue.

11 Destroy thou them, O God, let them perish through their own imaginations: cast them out in the multitude of their ungodliness; for they have rebelled against thee.

12 And let all them that put their trust in thee rejoice: they shall ever be giving of thanks, because thou defendest them; they that love thy Name, shall be joyful in thee;

13 For thou, Lord, wilt give thy blesfing unto the righteous: and with thy favourable kindness wilt thou defend him as with a shield.


|| Pfalm 6. Domine, ne. LORD, rebuke me not in thine indignation: neither

chaften me in thy displeasure. 2 Have mercy upon me, O Lord, for I am weak: O Lord, heal me, for my

bones are vexed. 3 My Soul also is sore troubled : but, Lord, how long wilt thou punish me ?

4 Turn thee, O Lord, and deliver my soul: O fave me for thy mercies fake.

5 + For in death no man remembereth thee: and who will give thee thanks in the pit ?

6 I am weary of my groaning, every night wash I my bed: and water my couch with my tears.

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* Their Throat is an open Sepulchre. is e. as the is, as if he had faid, “Save me from «estruction, Sepulchre is a wide open for the reception of the dead, " that I may praise thee amongst the living: for if I so were David's Enemies earnestly set upon his def- “ die, who, among the prefent degenerate Race of

“ Mortals, will pay thee the wordip and praise which is | This is the firft among the seven penitential “ due to thee" To wish for Life from a desire of praPsalms, in which David expreffes a forrow and remorfe moting God's glory is certainly laudable: yet it should for his paft Sins, truly worthy of imitation in his cir- always be with fubmillion to his will. Because he need

eth not our affistance, but hath always fufficient power † For in death no Man rememberetb thee, &. Which to effe& his own purpofes..



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My beauty is gone for very trouble : and worn away because ol" all mine enemies.

8. Away from me; all ye that work vanity : for the Lord hath heard the voice of my weeping,

9 The Lord hath heard my petition : the Lord will receive my prayer.

10 'All mine enemies shall be confounded, and fore vexed: they shall be turned back, and put to shame suddenly.

|| Psalm 7. Domine, Deus meus. LORD my God, in thee have I put my trust : save me from

all them that persecute me, and deliver me ; 2 Left he devour my soul like a lion, and tear it in pieces : while there is none to help.

3 O Lord my God, If I have done any such thing: or if there be any wickedness in my hands;

4 Íf I have rewarded evil unto him that dealt friendly with me: yea, I have delivered him that without any cause is mine enemy; 5

Then let mine enemy perfecute my soul, and take me : yea, let him tread my life down upon the earth, and lay mine honour in the dust.

6 Stand up, O Lord, in thy wrath, and lift up thyself, because of the indignation of mine enemies ; arise up for me in the judgment that thou hast commanded.

7 * And so. Thall the congregation of the people come about thee : for their fakes therefore lift up thyfelf again.

8 The Lord shall judge the people ; give fentence with me, O Lord : according to my righteousness, and according to the innocency that is in me.

The reproaches of Shimei the Benjamite seem to . And so all the Congregation of the People, &t. have given occasion to this Psalm, 2 Sam. xvi. In David here intreats God to aisert his caufe, ty subduwhich David appeals to the great searcher of Hearts ing his Enemies: because by giving such a teftimony for the integrity of his conduit, calling for the divine to his innocence, the People would be induced to pay vengeance upon himself if the charge were true that was a readier obedience to David, and he would be thereby laid against him. At the same time warning his Ene- the better enabled to promote the worship of the truc mies to repent of their Crimes, left they should pro- God. voke God to inflict his judgments upon them.

9 o let the wickedness of the ungodly come to an end: but guide thou the just.

10 For the righteous God : trieth the very hearts and reins.

11 My help cometh of God: who preferveth them that are true of heart.

12 God is a righteous judge, strong, and patient: and God is provoked every day.

13 If a man will not turn, he will whet his sword: he hath bent his bow, and made it ready.

14 He hath prepared for him the instruments of death : he ordaineth his arrows against the persecutors.

15 Behold, he travaileth with mischief: he hath conceived forrow, and brought forth ungodliness.

16 He hath graven and digged up a pit: and is fallen himself into the destruction that he made for other.

17 For his travail shall come upon his own head': and his wickedness shall fall on his own pate.

18 I will give thanks unto the Lord, according to his righteousness : and I will praise the name of the Lord most high.

§ Psalm 8. Domine, Dominus nofter. LORD our Governor, how excellent is thy Name in all

the world : thou that haft set thy glory above the heavens ! 2 Out of the mouth of very babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength, because of thine enemies: that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.

3 For I will consider thy heavens, even the works of thy fingers : the moon and the stars which thou hast ordained.

4 # What is inan, that thou art mindful of him: and the son of man that thou visitest him. s David in this Psalm celebrates the power

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I What is Man, that sbou art mindful, &c. The confijesty of God displayed in the works of the Creation: deration of God's greatness and majesty, which are so but especially the divine goodness in exalting Man to wonderfully set forth in the Creation, ought (after the be Lord over all Things. Tho' this appears to have been example of David) to inspire us with Humility: fo a fully verified in none but Jesus Chrilt as St. Paul joftly sense of his goodness in forming us rational Beings, remarks in the ad of Hebrews.

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5. Thou madest him lower than tlię angels: to erown him with glory and worship.

6. Thou makest him to have dominion of the works of thy hands: and thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet.

7 All sheep and oxen: yea, and the beasts of the field ;

8 The fowls of the air, and the fishes of the sea : and whatfoever walketh through the paths of the feas. R9.0 Lord our Governor: how excellent is thy Name in all the world!


§ Pfalm 9. Confitebor tibi. Will give thanks unto thee, O Lord, with my whole heart: 1

will speak of all thy marvellous works. 2 I will be glad and rejoice in thee: yea, my songs will I make of thy Name, "O thou moft Higheft.

3 While mine enemies are driven back; they shall fall and perish at thy presence.

4 For thou hast maintained my right and my cause: thou art fet in the throne that judgest right.

5 Thou hast rebuked the heathen, and destroyed the ungodly: thou hast put out their name for ever and ever.

6 * O thou enemy, deftructions are come to a perpetual end: even as the cities which thou hast destroyed; their memorial is perished with them.

7. But the Lord shall endure for ever : he hath also prepared his feat for judgment.


other Creatures subject unto us, should engage us * Otbox Enemy, deftruations are come, &c. This gratefully to improve these advantages to his glory, and passage seems well explained in the New Version of the continually to praise our Creator and Benefactor. Palms by Tate and Brady.

This is a Psalm of Thanksgiving for fome fignal Miftaken Foes ! your haughty Threats Victory which David had obtained over fome princi- Are to a period come. pal Enemy: in which he equally discovers his Piety Our City stands, which you dehgned and Gratitude to his mighty Deliverer.

To be our common Tomb.

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8 For he shall judge the world in righteousness; and minister true judgment unto the people.

9 The Lord also will be a defence for the oppressed: even a refuge in due time of trouble.

10 And they that know thy Name will put their trust in thee: for thou, Lord, hast never failed them that seek thee.

II O praise the Lord whịch dwelleth in Sion: shew the people of his doings.

12 For when he maketh inquisition for blood, he remembereth them: and forgetteth not the complaint of the poor.

13 Have mercy upon me, O Lord; consider the trouble which I suffer of them that hate me: thou that liftest me up from the gates of death.

14 That I may shew all thy praises within the ports of the daughter of Sion: I will rejoice in thy salvation.

15 The heathen are funk down in the pit that they made: in the fame net whichthey hid privily is their foot taken.

16 The Lord is known to execute judgment: the ungodly is trapped in the work of his own hands.

17 The wicked shall be turned into hell: and all the people that forget God.

18 For the poor shall not alway be forgotten: the patient abiding of the meek shall not perish for ever.

19 Up, Lord, and let not man have the upper hand: let the heathen be judged in thy fight.

20 Put them in fear, O Lord: that the heathen may know themselves to be but men.

|| Psalm 1o.

Ut quid, Domine?
HY standest thou so far off, O Lord: and hidest thy face in

the needful time of trouble ?


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| This Pfalm consists of sorrowful complaining, and God would deliver the undeservedly aficted Righfervent prayer: in which the Enemies of the Church teous-disappoint the cruel artifices of their Enemies, are drawn in lively colours, and petition is made that and inflict upon them juit punishment.


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