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|| Psalm 95. Venite, exultemus. : Come, let us sing unto the Lord; let us heartily rejoice in

the strength of our falvation. 2 Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving: and thew ourselves glad in him with psalms.

3 For the Lord 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 fea is his, and he made it: and his hands prepared the

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6.0 come, let us worship, and fall down : and kneel before the Lord our Maker.

:57 For he is the Lord our God: and we'are the people of hispalture, and the sheep of his hand. 1:1,8. To day if ye will hear his voice harden not your hearts: as in the provocation, and as in the day of temptation in the wilderDess;

9 When your fathers temptedo me: proved me, and saw my works.

10 Forty years long was I grieved with this generation, and said: It is a people that do err in their hearts, for they have not known my ways;

11. Uuto whom I sware in my wrath: * that they should not enter into my rest.

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whole earth. || The author of this Pfalm exhorts the People of Land of Canaan. The Apostle to the Hebreus explains God to praise him for the various benefits he had con with respect to Chriftians, of Heaven, Heb. iv. And ferred upon them: and endeavours to deter them from as the Israelites through their Unbelief came fort of i gratitude and disobedience from the confideration of Canavn? So the Apoitle says, let us labour to enter into the punish ment intlicted upon their Ancestors in the that Ref (of Heaven) left any Man fall after she hape Vicenef.

Axample of Unbelief. * I hai they should not enter into my Reft, &c. This Rest which to the Israelites in the Wildeiliels signified the the Ark to Sion. It is thought to contain an illus

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2 Sing unto the Lord, and praise his Name: I be telling of his falvation 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 bim: power and honour are in his fanctuary

7 Ascribe unto the Lord, Oye 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 hiin.

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 shall judge the people righteously.

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 trees 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. HE Lord is King, the earth may be glad thereof: yea, the multitude of the isles may be glad thereof.

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tirus prophecy concerning the Kingdom of Chrif be- bably signifies deliverance from, or victory over cute ing extended through the Word, and the caling all ward Dangers and Ene nies. Nations to its fub;ection.

|| This Plalm seems to be as it were an appendix to I Be telling of bis Salvation from Day 10 Day. The the foregoing, and an i!l ittration of the words at verse Word Salvation here, with respect to the Jews, pro 10. The Lord is King, &c. It is an Exhortation to ce

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2 + Clouds and darkness are round about him: righteousness and judg nent are the habitation of his feat.

3 There shall go a fire before him: and burn up his enemies on

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4 His lightnings gave shine unto the world: the earth saw it, and was afraid.

5 The hills melted like wax at the presence of the Lord : at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.

6 The heavens have declared his righteousness: and all the people have seen his glory.

9 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 of 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, see that ye hate the thing which is evil: the Lord preserveth the souls of his faints; he shall deliver them from the hand of the ungodly.

11 There is sprung up a light 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.

E V ENING PRA Y E R.

| Psalm 98. Cantate Domino. Sing unto the Lord a new fong: for he hath done marvellous

things. leorate the Juluce and Mercy, the Majetty and Um whatever is by his permilion or direction is ftials nipotence of God, and the Glory of his Kingdom, right: and that however the Righteous maybe afliaed, and to sejoice in the advantages which accrue to his at present, and the Wicked in prosperity: yet both faithful Subjects from his Government.

will on. Day be dealt with according to Justice, and t Clouds and Darkness are round about him, &c. That rewarded or punished according to their works. is, though God's essence is unsearchable, and his ways || This is an Exhortation to praise Gud for the Re past hinding out: yet that he acts with Mercy and demption of his people, and to rejoice in the coming Justice in all his dealings towards the Children of of his Kingdom: and contains a remarkable prae. Men. So that tho' we are not able at present to ac- phecy concerning the conversion of the Gensiles count for all the proceedings of his Providence : yet

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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 fight of the heathen.

4. He hath remembred his mercy and truth toward the house of Ifrael: and all the ends of the world have seen the salvation of 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 of thanksgiving.

7 With trumpets also and shawms: O fhew 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.

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HE Lord is King, be the people never so impatient: he

fitteth between the cherubims, be the earth never so unquiet. 2 The Lord is great in Sion: and high above all people.

3 They Niall 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 Lord our God: and fall down before his footftool, for he is holy.

And all the ends of the World bave seen the Salva This Psalm seems primarily to be referr’d to the tion, &c. This seems to have been fully completed establishment of David, upon his Throne; but pro when the glad tidings of Salvation by Jesus Chrift phetically to the Kingdom of the Meffab: and is partly were publied to the Gentiles, and they were turned designed as a consolation under affliction; and pardy from darkness to light, and from lavis to serve the as an Exhortation to celebrate the divine beachts. kiving God.

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6. I Moses and Aaron among his priests, and Samuel among such

upon his Name: these called upon the Lord, and he heard them.

7 He spake unto them out of the cloudy pillar: for they kept his testimonics, and the law that he gave them,

8 Thou heardest them, O Lord our God: thou forgavest them, O God, and punishedft their own inventions.

9 O magnify the Lord our God, and worship him upon his holy hill: for the Lord our God is holy.

§ Psalm 100. Jubilate Deo. BE joyful in the Lord, all ye

lands: serve the Lord with gladness, and come before his presence with a song.. 2. Be ye sure that the Lord he is God; it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves: we are his people and the sheep of his pafture.

3 O go your way into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and speak good of his Name.

4 For the Lord is gracious, his mercy is everlasting: and his truth endureth from generation to generation.

+ Psalm 101. Misericordiam & judicium. Y song shall be of mercy and judgment: unto thee, O Lord,

will I sing. 2 0 let me have understanding: in the way of godliness.

3 When wilt thou come unto me: I will walk in my house with a perfect heart.

4. I will take no wicked thing in hand; I hate the fins of unfaithfulness: there shall no such cleave unto me..

I Moses and Aaron among his Priests, and Samuel, &c.. and to celebrate his Mercy and Truth. This was usuThe Pfalmift makes use of these instances as well by ally sung by the Jews at the time of their facrificing 'way of encouragement to hope for deliverance under their Peace Offering, 'affi&tion : as of Exhortation, that we might imitate + David here declares his resolution of well governo their pious examples, and call upon God as a means to ing his people and, (in order to that) of making a obtain Mercy, and find help in time of need.

proper choice of his Minifters, by discouraging and Mankind in general are here called upon publickly punishing the Wicked, and advancing to favour Men to acknowledge God as their Creator and preserver; of real goodness and merit.

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