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9 'He that planted the ear, shall he not hear: or he that made the eye, shall he not see?
10 Or he that nurtureth the heathen: it is he that teacheth man knowledge, shall not he punish?
"i'i The Lord knoweth the thoughts os man: that they are but vain.
12 B'essed is the man whom thou chastnest, O Lord: and teachest him in thy law.
13 That thou may est give him patience in time of adversity: until lhe pit be digged up for the ungodly.
14 For the Lord will not fail his people: neither will he forsake his inheritance;
15 Until righteousness turn again unto judgment: all such asr are true in heart, mall follow it.
16 Who will rife up with me against the wicked: or who will take my part against the evil doers? 1
17 If the Lord had not helped me: it had not sailed, but my soul had been put to silenee.
18 But when I said^My soot hath flipped: thy mercy, O Lord, held mfc up. . »
19 In the multitude of the sorrows that I had in my heart: thy comforts have refreshed my soul. ,
20 Wilt thou have any thing to do with the stool os wickedness: which imagineth mischief as a law?
21 They gather them together against the foul of the righteous: and condemn the innocent blood. . )\ . .j
-22 But the Lord is my refuge: and my God is the strength of my confidence.
23 He ihall recompence them their wickedness, and destroy them in their own malice: yea, the Lord our God shall destroy them.
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|| Psalm 95. Venitgy œxultemus.. . [>
Come, let us sing unto the Lord: let us heartily rejoice in the strength of our salvation. .2 Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving: and stiew ourselves glad in him with psalms.
3 For the JLord is a great God: and a great King above all gods.
4 In his hand are" all the corners of the earth: and the strength of the hills is his also.
. 5 The sea is his, and he made it: and his hands prepared the dry land.
6 O come, let us worship, and fall down: and kneel before the Lord our Maker.
r: 7 For"xie is the Lord our God: and We are the people of hispasture, and the sheep of his hand.
I l-,J8 Toy day if ye will hear his voice harden not your hearts: as in the provocation, and as in the day of temptation in the wilder
9 When your fathers tempted'me: proved me, and saw my woiks. .
10 Forty years long was I grieved with this generation, and said: J.t. is a,people that do err in their hearts, for they have not known my ways; •
, si. Uuto whom I sware in my wrath: * that they should not enter into my rest. , . ^iy^w.. ]; - ,\ ". x r || Pialm 96. C^ntate Domino,
O'Sihg' unto" the Lord a new;'song: ling unto the Lord, all the v. hole earth.
|| The author of this Psalm exhorts the People < f Land of Caiman. The Apostle to the Hetrens explain* God to praile him for the various benefits he had con- with respect to Christians, of Hra<vm, Heb. iv. .And ferred uporv-them: and endeavours -to deter.thefnsiom as the Israelites through thoir "Unbelief .tame Ihort ot ~t.gratitude and'disobedience from, "the consideration of' Canaan'. Se the Apostle fays, let tti I a four 19 tkttr int' the puniihment inflicted upon their Ancestprj in the that Rest (of Heaven.) list any Man fall astir the Jest V. i cones. - • ~" ■ »• ' - ** •' ticamjHe of VibtVifi^ • •
* Thai tb<y Jhouldnot enter into my Rest, i£e. This Rest || David composed this Psalm upon the removal ot whkh 10 the Jjraelitcs in tne Wilaeiiiess signified the the Ark to Sion. It is thought to contain an illus
2 Sing unto the Lord, and praise his Name: % De telling of his salvation from day to day.
3 Declare his honour unto the heathen: and his wonders unto all people.
4. For the Lord is great, and cannot worthily be praised: he is more to be feared than all gods.
5 As for all the gods of the heathen, they are but idols: but it is the Lord that made the heavens.
6 Glory and worship are before him: power and honour are in his sanctuary.
7 Ascribe unto the Lord, O ye kindreds of the people: ascribe unto the Lord worship and power.
8 Ascribe unto the Lord the honour due unto his Name: bring presents, and come into his courts.
. 9 O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness: let the whole earth stand in awe of him.
10 Tell it out among the heathen, that the Lord is King: and that it is he who hath made the round world so fast that it cannot be moved, and how that he mail judge the people righteousty.
11 Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad: let the sea make a noise, and all that therein is.
12 Let the field be joyful, and all that is in it: then shall all the trets of the wood rejoice before the Lord.
13 For he cometh, for he cometh to judge the earth: and with righteousness to judge the world, and the people with his truth.
|| Psalm 97. Dominus regnavit.
THE Lord is King, the earth may be glad thereof: yea, the multitude of the istes may be glad thereof.
Iii' ns prophecy concerning the Kingdom of Christ be- bably signifies deliverance from, or victory over outing extended through the Wond, and the casing all ward Dangers and Ene me*.
Nations to its subjection. || This Pi'alm seems to be as it were an appendix to
X Be telling of bit Salvation from Day to Day. The the foregoing, and an i!l iltration of the worJs at verse
Word Salvation here, with respect to the Jeiut, pro- 10. The Lord is King, i$c. It is an Exhortation to ce
2 f Clouds and darkness are round about him: righteoufaefi and judg nent are the habitation of his feat.
3 There shall go a fire before him: and bum up his enemies oa every side.
4 His lightnings gave mine unto the world: the earth saw it,
and was afraid.
5 The hills melted like wax at the presence os the Lord: at the presence os the Lord of the whole earth.
6 The heavens have declared his righteousness: and all the people have seen his glory.
7 Confounded be all they that worship carved images, and that delight in vain gods: worship him, all ye gods.
8 Sion heard of it, and rejoiced: and the daughters of Juda were glad, because os thy judgments, O Lord.
9 For thou, Lord, art higher than all that are in the earth: thou art exalted far above all Gods.
10 O ye that love the Lord, fee that ye hate the thing which is evil: the Lord preferveth the fouls of his faints} he shall deliver them from the hand of the ungodly.
11 There is sprung up alight for the righteous: and joyful gladness for such as are true-hearted*
12 Rejoice in the Lord, ye righteous: and give thanks for a remembrance of his holiness.
OSing unto the Lord a new song: ior he hath done marvellous things.
lecr-ue the Juluce and Meny, tne Majelty auu Oui- •whaieu^r is by his permission or direction is st.ictly nipotence ot'God, and the Glory of his Kingdom, right: and that however the Righteous maybe afflicted, and to rejoice in the advantages which accrue to his at present, and the Wicked m prosperity: yet both faithful Subjects from his Government. will on. Day be dealt with according to Justice, and
f Cleudi and Darkness art round about him, &c. That rewarded or punithed according to their Works, is, though God's essence is unsearchable, and his ways || This is an exhortation to praise God for thcRe
?ast finding out: yet that he acts with Mercy and demotion of hu People, and to rejoice in the coming ustice in all his dealings towards the Children of ot his Kingdom: and contains a remarkable proMen. So that tho' we are notable at present to ac- phecy coaceruing the converiion of. the Gmsies. t count sot all the proceedings of his irovidence: yet
2 With his own right hand, and with his holy arm: hath he gotten himself the victory.
3 The Lord declared his salvation: his righteousness hath he openly shewed in the sight of the heathen.
.' 4 He hath rt membred his mercy and truth toward the house of Israel: :£and all the ends of the world have seen the salvation os our God.
5 Shew yourselves joyful unto the Lord, all ye lands: sing, rejoice, and give thanks.
6 Praise the Lord upon the harp: sing to the harp with a psalm os thanksgiving.
7 With trumpets also and shawms: O shew yourselves joyful before the Lord the King.
8 Let the sea make a noise, and all that therein is: the round world, and they that dwell therein.
9 Let the floods clap their hands, and let the hills be joyful together before the Lord: for he is come to judge the earth.:
10 With righteousness shall he judge the world: and the people with equity.
§ Psalm 99. Dominus regnavit.
THE Lord is King, be the people never so impatient: he sitteth between the cherubims, be the earth never so unquiet.
2 The Lord is great in Sion: and high above all people.
3 They shall give thanks unto thy Name: which is great, wonderful, and holy.
4 The kings power loveth judgment thou hast prepared equity: thou hast executed judgment and righteousness in Jacob.
5 O magnify the Loid our God: and fall down before his footstool, for he is holy.
\ And ail the tndt of the World have fitn the Salva- § This Psalm seems primarily to K- referr'd u the
tion,(sSc. This seems to have been fully completed establishment < s David, upon hi* Throne} but pro
w hen the glad tidings of Salvation by Jesus Christ ph' tically io the Kingdom of the Meffiab: and is partly
Were "published to the Gentiles, and they were turned designed as a consolation under affliction; aid panly
from darkness to light, and stem look to serve the as an Exhortajioo to celebrate the divine benefits. Kvinsr Cod. . _ ., . .