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more work for thee further to do: and now, when they have done their worst, themselves and their memorial is utterly rooted out.
IX. 12 When he maketh inquisition for blood, he remembereth them. When God calls men to a reckoning for their oppressions and cruel. ties, he then remembers the poor, and is just and careful to right their wrongs.
X. 3 For the wicked boasteth of his heart's desire, and blesseth the covetous, whom God abhorreth. The wicked man follows his unbridled lust; and boasts of his free and full contentment that lie finds in his evil ways, and magnifies those that are earthly and carnal minded, like himself; who, though they be applauded by him, yet are abhorred of God.
X. 5 His ways are always grievous ; thy judgments are far above out of his sight: as for all his enemies, he puffeth at them. His ways are ever offensive to God : thy judgments, () God, are by him put far from his thoughts; and for his enemies, in a confidence of his own strength, he makerh a mock of them.
X. 10 He croucheth, and humbleth himself, that the poor may fall by his strong ones. He glavereth, and speaks fair, and carries himself courteously, to draw in the poor into his danger; and when he hath once got hold of them, he falls violently upon them.
X. 15 Seek out his wickedness till thou find none. Do thou search out, and punish, and restrain bis wickedness, till there be no more of it to be found : make a full end of his evil by thy judgments.
XI. 3 If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do? O God, they have undermined me in the very foundations of my being and subsisting; how can I then hold out? Let me be nerer so upright and innocent, yet I must needs, for ought I can do, fall under their violence.
XI. 4 The Lord is in his holy temple, the Lord's throne is in heaten. But howsoever such measure be offered me by men, yet my comfort is, that I have a God, who dwells above in the glorious temple of heaven, who can and will redress my wrongs.
XI. 6 Upon the wicked he shall rain snares ; fire and brimstone. He will, in his due time, execute most terrible and dreadful judg. ments upon the wicked, such as he did upon Sodom and Gomorrah: he shall rain down upon their heads fire and brimstone, which shall surprise them suddenly, and ensnare them without possibility of £scape.
XII. 8. The wicked walk on every side, when the vilest men are exalted. It must needs be, that wicked men should abound every where, and bear them proudly in their lewd courses, when the worst and
most godless men are exalted and preferred to places of honour and command, and magnified in their sins.
XIII. 3 Lighten mine eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death, O Lord, do thou comfort me, with the cheerful light of thy coun. tenance: raise me up with a sweet sense of thy favour, lest I be utterly disheartened, and die disconsolate,
XIV. i The fool hath said, &c. See Psalm liii, 1,
XIV. 4 Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge ? who eat up my people as they eat bread. What a strange madness is this in wicked men, that they will not, consider what-vengeance they pull upon themselves, while they do thus cruelly devour my people, as they eat bread, so greedily, so familiarly ; without fear or remorse!
XIV. 5 There were they in great fear : for God is in the generation of the righteous, But how secure soever they now seem, God hath a time, wherein he shall confound them with fear and astonishment; for that just God takes special charge of the generation of the just, and shall surely plague their cruel persecutors.
XIV. 6 Ye have shamed the counsel of the poor, because the Lord is his refuge. Ye have scorned and made a mock of the holy resolutions of the poor and godly man, in that he depended upon the Lord, as bis refuge; and trusted not, as you do, to his own devices and to the arm of Aesh,
XV. 1 LORD, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? who shall dwell in thy holy hill? O Lord, whom wilt thou admit, as a living member of thy true Church upon earth, and as a glorious citizen of thy heavenly Jerusalem above?
XVI. 2 My goodness extendeth not to thee. O God, what have I, or what can I do, that can confer any thing to thee, since thou art infinitely glorious and powerful, and I am not finite only, but weak and miserable ?
XVI. 4 Their drink offerings of blood will I not offer, nor take up their names into my lips. I will have nothing to do with those idolatrous heathen, nor yet' with their superstitious and sinful rites: if they pollute themselves with the drink offerings of blood, whether of men or other creatures, I abhor to partake with them ; neither will I so much as make mention of the names of their false gods.
XVI. 6 The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage. I cannot envy the greatness and prosperity of these wicked idolaters : no, God hath allotted a happy portion unto me, in comparison of the best of them.
XVI. 9 My flesh also shall rest in hope. I will also lay down this body of mine in the grave, in a certain hope and assurance of my resurrection to immortality.
XVI. 10 For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell ; neither wilt - thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. For thou wilt not give me utterly over to that corruption, which shall seize on me in the grave ; neither wilt let the body of thy holy servant to vanish away in dust and rottenness; but wilt one day raise it glorious ; whereof I am assured by the virtue of my insition into that Christ, whose sacred body thou wilt preserve from the least putrefaction in the earth.
· XVII. 10 They are inclosed in their own fat.
They are fat and well liking; pampering themselves with all the contentments and pleasures, that their heart can desire. · XVII. 14 From men (as in the margin) by thine hand, O LORD,
from men of the world, which have their portion in this life, and whose belly thou fillest with thy hid treasures. Sare thou me, O Lord, by thy powerful hand, from the cruelty of men, even from worldly and blood-thirsty men ; which have set up their rest here below, making no account of any other life after this, wherein to receive the retribution of good or evil; whoin yet thou causest to abound with the choicest of all temporal and outward blessings, for their further judgment.
XVII. 15 As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness : I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness. But as for me, I do no way envy this happiness of theirs, but ra. ther am willingly content to suffer affliction here, since I am assured, I shall, one day, behold thy face in perfect beauty. when I shall awake out of my long sleep in the grave, I shall be fully satisfied with thy glorious presence; and, in the mean time, I shall comfortably hope to see thy deliverance of me, in thy just vindication from mine enemies; and when thou raisest ine out of my great adversity, I shall be abundantly refreshed with thy loving countenance towards me,
XVIII. 2 The Lord is my rock, and my fortress. See for this whole Psalm in 2 Sam. xxii.
XIX. 2 Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. As the continual succession of day and night doth notably set forth the wonderful power and providence of God, so there is no day nor night, wherein God doth not renew unto us some notable demonstration of his goodness, power, and wisdom, in this great administration : every day affords us some new document thereof.
XIX. 3 There is no speech or language, where their name is not heard. Though these heavens and this day and night be mute, yet their speech and language is universally understood ; so as the world,
being distinguished by variety of tongues, (the people whereof understand not each other, yet) all of them through the whole earth understand this voice, whereby the heavens, and day, and night, praise their Maker.
XIX. 4 Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he made a tabernacle for the sun. The line, that God made for the passage of the sun, the first day of his motion, is still and ever perpetuated round about the earth; so as God hath herein spoken, both to our ears by the voice, and to our eyes by the visible lines that he hath drawn of this great frame and continual and constant revolution of the heavens; in which, he hath made a receptacle, over and besides all other those glorious planets and stars, for the sun, as his most remarkable creature.
XX. i The name of the God of Jacob defend thee.' The Almighty power of him, that is named the God of Jacob, protect and defend thee.
XX. 2 Send thee help from the sanctuary, and strengthen thee out of Sion. Send thee help from the holy heavens, and from his sanctuary which is the type and figure thereof; and strengthen thee out of Sion, where he hath by his command appointed the holy ark of his covenant to be placed, and from thence gives answers and directions to all thine actions.
XXI. 9 Thou shalt make them as a fiery oven in the time of thine anger. Those, that are insolent and presumptuous enemies of the kingdom of thy Christ, thou shalt confound with thy most terrible judgments: thou shalt consume them and theirs, in the extremity of thy wrathful vengeance.
XXI. 12 Therefore shalt thou make them turn their backs (or, as in the margin, Thou shalt set them as a butt;) when thou shalt make ready thine arrows upon thy string
Thou shalt make them as a butt, against which thou shalt level thine arrows of judgment: thou shalt set them as noted objects of thy fearfullest revenge,
XXII. 12 Many bulls have compassed me : strong bulls of Bashan have beset me round. Mine enemies (and, in type, thine, () Saviour) are more like unto beasts than men ; like furious bulls, wbich have been pampered in the fat pastures of Bashan, they beset me, and are ready to gore me through.
XXII. 16 For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have inclosed me : they pierced my hands and my feet. Neither are they like to bulls for their strength, and lions for their fierceness, only; but they are also like unto dõgs for clamour a.d.
cruel insultation ; they both bite me with their teeth, and bay at me with their impure throats: thus do my implacable enemies persecute me ; yea they have done that to me, in figure and representation, which they shall do really to thee my Saviour, they have pierced my hands and my feet.
XXII. 20 Deliver my soul from the sword; my darling from the power of the dog. Deliver thou, () Lord, my dear life, from the power and cruelty of these savage and merciless enemies.
XXII. 29 Ail they that be fat upon earth shall eat and worship: all they that go down to the dust shall bore before thee : and none
can keep aliven down to the lat upon earth s
Not only the poor and needy shall cheerfully eat of thy sacrifices, but even the wealthy and great also shall partake thereof, and worship thee; yea all those that humble themselves even to the dust of death for the profession of thy name, even those that have no care to keep theniselves alive when their life may stand in the way of thy honour, they shall humbly adore thee.
XXII. 31 They shall come, and shall declare his righteousness unto a people that shall be born, that he hath done this. They shall make report of the righteous judgments of God, unto that posterity which is yet unborn; and shall declare that it is he, that hath done these great things.
XXIII. 4 I will fear no evil : for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staf" they comfort me. Aš I am thy sheep, and thou my shepherd, () God, so shall I be ever confident in thy protection. What can the shecp fear, while they see their shepherd ready to defend them? Thus shall I ever hold myself safe, and sure under thy defence, and thy gracious direction.
XXIII. 5 Thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Thou givest me abundance of all helps and comforts, not only for necessity, but even for pleasure also.
XXIV. 2 IIe hath founded it upon the seas, He hath caused the waters to lie lower than the surface of the earth, for the convenience of man's habitation ; so hath he therefore lifted the earth over the sea, as if, to our sense, it were founded thereupon.
XXIV. 6 This is the generation of them that seek him, that seek thy face, O Jacob. This is the generation of those that do truly and sincerely serve God, with a holy worship; the true sons of thee, () Jacob, who faithfully apply themselves to serve the God of Jacob.
XXIV. 7 Lift up your heads, ( ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting door's ; and the King of Glory shall come in. It shall not be long, that God shall dwell in these moving tabernacles : ere long, he shall settle his abode in a fixed and lasting habitation of his temple ; 0 therefore ye firm and everduring doors