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i 13 I will pay my vows now in the presence os all his people: right dear in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.
14 Behold O Lord, how that 1 am thy servant: I am thy servant, and the son of thine handmaid, thou hast broken my bonds in sunder. •
15 I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving: and .will call upon the Name os the Lord.
16 .1 will pay my vows unto the Lord, in the sight of all his people: in the courts ofthe Lords house, even in the midst os thee, O Jerusalem. Praise the Lord.
-f- Psalm 117. Laudate Dominum, *f \ Praise the Lord, all ye heathen: praise him, all ye nations.
2 For his merciful kindness is ever more and more towards us: and the truth of the Lord endureth for ever. Praise the Lord. |J Psalm 118. Confifemini, DominQ.
OGive thanks unto the Lord, for he is gracious: because his mercy endureth for ever.
2 Let Israel now confess, that he is gracious: and that his mercy endureth for ever.
3 Let the house of Aaron now confess: that his mercy, endureth for ever.
4 Yea, let them now that fear the Lord confess: that his mercy endureth forever.
5 I called upon the Lord in trouble: and'the Lord heard me at large.
b The Lord is on my. side: I will not fear what man doeth unto me.
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•« was vaiu; and chat God was his only sure depen- Rom. xv. II. Because as all People partake in the di
«« dence." vine goodness, ail certainly ought-to-join also in thanks *
t The Psalmist heje calls jjptn all the Nations of the to their common Benefactor. Wprldjto^raift- God> hecagscof his.Meray.and TratJi. | David here exhorts all the Israelis es to celebrate
• O praijt the LcrA all jt Heathen, t5c. This the goodness of God: and fervently praises him for enpassage St. Paul considers as a pi ophecy concerning abling him to triumph over his Enemies. The People the conversion of the Gentiles : and as a reason why the answering his invitations, by blefling the Lord, and Gentiles should share with the Jenas in offering up their praying for the prosperity of their Sov reign. The united praises to God for his Mercies in Christ Jesus, latter part of this Psalm relates to our Lord Jesus Chrisi'
7 The Lord taketh my part with them that help me: therefore shall I see my desire upon mine enemies.
8 It is better to trust in the Lord: than to put any confidence in man.
9 It is better to trust in the Lord: than to put any confidence in princes.
10 All nations compassed me round about: but in the name of the Lord will I destroy them.
11 They kept me in on every side, they kept me in, I fay, on every fide; but in the Name of the Lord will I destroy them.
12 They came about me like bees, and are extinct even as the fire among the thorns: for in the Name of the Lord I will destroy them.
13 Thou hast thrust fore at me, that I might fall: but the Lord was my help.
14. The Lord is my strength and my song: and is become my salvation.
15 The voice os joy and health is in the dwellings of the righteous: the right hand of the Lord bringeth mighty things to pass.
16 The right hand of the Lord hath tire preeminence: the right hand of the Lord bringeth mighty things to pass.
17 I mall not die but live: and declare the works of the Lord.
18 The Lord hath chastened and[ corrected me: but he hath not given me oveT unto death.
19 Open me the gates of righteousness: that I may go into them, and give thanks unto the Lord.
20 This is the gate of the Lord: the righteous mail enter into it*
21 I will thank thee, for thou hast heard me: and art become my salvation,
22 * The fame stone which the builders refused: is become the
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• The same Stone-which she Buildert refused, it, &c. of Israel; and was yet notwithstanding advanced to ■ Tho' this passage may in some degree relate to David, the KingJ m, yet it more sully and completely bflongJ aa he was despised by his Brethren and the great Men to Christ. Because as the Head-Stow* in the Corner a 2-3 This is the Lords doing: and it is marvellous in our eyes. 24. This is the day which the Lord hath made: we will rejoice and be glad in it.
25 Help me now, O Lord: O Lord, fend us now prosperity.
26 Blessed be he that cometh in the Name os the Lord: we have wished you good luck ye that are of the house of the Lord.
27 God is the Lord who hath shewed us light: bind the sacri* fi.ee with cords, yea, even unto the horns of the altar.
28 Thou art my God, and I will thank thee: thou art my God,, and I will praise thee.
29 O give thanks unto the Lord> for he is gracious: and his mercy endureth for ever.
BLessed are those that are undented in the way: and walk in the law of the Lord.
2 Blessed are they that keep his testimonies: and seek him with their whole heart.
3 For they who do no wickedness: walk in his ways. '.
4 Thou hast charged: that we shall diligently keep thy commandments.
5 O that my ways were made so direct: that I might keep thy statutes f
6 So shall I not be confounded: while I have respect unto alt thy commandments.
7 I will thank thee with an unfeigned heart: when I shall have learned the judgments of thy righteousness.
8 I will keep thy ceremonies: O forsake me not utterly.
thi! which ;s put as the Angle of a Building, to join taining eight Verses a piece. Each e-f the divisions, in
both Wal's together ;. as vvelJ as to sustain the. Weight the original, beginning with a different Letter, in the
the, Sjifuctuie:. So Jesux Christ is that Corner Stone order of the Hebrew Alphabet: and was prolxibly
which was rejected by the Jews, butis become the Cor- done with a design to-pr- pare the attention of the
ner Stone of the Church, and the Stone that binds and Reader, and help the memory. The chief purport of
snites the Jews and Gtntiletia the union of the fame this Psa'm is to shew that a happy Life coniilh in ths
Faith. observation of th« Law. 4 Thit Psalm consists of twenty-two divisions* con-
In quo corrigetf
WHerewithal shall a young man cleanse his way: even by ruling himself after thy word.
2 With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not go wrong out of thy commandments.
3 Thy words have I hid within my heart: that I mould not fin against thee.
4 Blessed art thou, O Lord: O teach me thy statutes.
5 With my lips have I been telling: of all the judgments of thy mouth.
6 I have had as great delight in the way of thy testimonies: as in all manner of riches.
7 I will talk of , thy. commandments: and have respect unto thy ways.
8 My delight shall be in thy statutes: and I will not forget thy word.
Reiriiue servo tuo,
OD O well unto thy servant: that I may live and keep thy word.
2 * Open thou mine eyes: that I mayj'see the wondrous things of thy law.
3 I am a stranger upon earth: O hide not thy commandments from me.
4 My foul breaketh out for the very fervent desire: that it hath alway unto thy judgments.
5 Thou hast lebuked the proud: and cursed are they that do err from thy commandments.
6 O turn from me shame and rebuke: for I have kept thy testimonies.
7 Princes also did sit and speak against me: but thy servant is occupied in thy statutes*
* Open thou mine Eytt, that I may fie tht niondrou), Kerid the divine mysteries of heavenly Doctrine Bnle# Uc. As the £ye cannot fee the Sun without the light it be illustrated by the light of God. of the Sun | so neither can the human Mind compfe
8 § For thy testimonies are my delight: and my counsellors.
MY.soul cleaveth to the dust: O quicken thou me according to thy word. °
2 I have acknowledged my ways, and thou heardest me: O teach me thy statutes.
3 Make me to understand the way of thy commandments: and so shall I talk os thy wondrous works.
4 My foul melteth away for very heaviness: comfort thou me according unto thy word.
5 Take from me the way of lying: and cause thou me to make much of thy law.
6 I have chosen the way of truth: and thy judgments have I laid before me.
7 I have stuck unto thy testimonies: O Lord, confound me not.
8 I will run the way of thy commandments: when thou hast set my heart at liberty.
MORNING PRAYER. I
TEACH me, O Lord, the way os thy statutes: and I mall keep it unto the end.
2 Give me understanding, and I mall keep thy law: yea, I mail keep it with my whole heart.
3 Make me to go in the path of thy commandments: for therein is my desire.
4 Incline my heart unto thy testimonies: and not to covetousness.
.5 O turn away mine eyes, lest they behold vanity: and quicken thou me in thy way.
6 O stablisli thy word in thy servant: that I may fear thee.
• S For thy testimonies art my delight and my Counsel- Counsellors, reply'd, "the Dead; meaning Book*, Un. King Alphonfus being aflted whg were the best which flatter no Man, and teaclj the*Truth pure and