,484 The prophet praiseth God. PSALMS. An exhortation to serve luim. in pieces, and gavest him to be meat to

PSAL. LXXVI. the people inhabiting the wilderness. 1 A declaration of God's majesty in the

15 Thou didst cleave the fountain and church. 11 An exhortation to serve the Dead : thou driedst up miglity rivers. I him reverenily.

16 The day is thine, the night also is To the chief Musician on Neginoth, A thine : thou hast prepared the light and

Psalm or Song of Asaph. the sun,

IN Judah is God known : his name is 17 Thou hast set all the borders of great in Israel. the earth : thou hast made summer and 2 In Salem also is his tabernacle, and winter.

his dwelling-place in Zion. 18 Remember this, that the enemy L 3 There brake he the arrows of the hath reproached, O Lord, and that the bow, the shield, and the sword, and the foolish people have blasphemed thy name. ., battle. Selah.

19 0 deliver not the soul of thy turtle| 4 Thou art more glorious and excellent dove unto the multitude of the wicked : than the mountains of prey. forget not the congregation of thy poor 5 The stout-hearted are spoiled, they for ever.

have slept their sleep : and none of the 20 Have respect unto the covenant : men of might have found their hands. for the dark places of the earth are full ) 6 At thy rebuke, () God of Jacob, of the habitations of cruelty.

both the chariot and horse are cast into 21 ( let not the oppressed return a- || a dead sleep. shamed : let the poor and needy praise 7 Thou, even thou, art to be feared : thy name.

1 and who may stand in thy sight when 22 Alise, O God, plead thine own onr.; thou art angry? cause : remember how the foolish man 8 Thou didst cause judgment to be reproacheth thee daily.

beard from heaven; the earth feared, and 23 Forget not the voice of thine ene was still, mies ; the tumult of those that rise up 9 When God arose to judgment, to save against thce increaseth continually. all the meek of the earth. Selah." PSAL. LXXV.

10 Surely the wrath of man shall praise 1 The prophet praiseth God, 2 and prom- | thee: the remainder of wrath shalt thou

iseth to judge uprightly. 4 He rebuketh restrain. the proud by consideration of God's | 11 Vow, and pay unto the LORD your

providence. 9 He praiscth God. God: let all that be round about him To the chief Musician, Al-taschith, A bring presents unto him that ought to be Psalm or Song of Asaph.

feared. TISTO) thee, () God, do we give 12 He shall cut off the spirit of princes:

U thanks, unto thee do we give thanks: he is terrible to the kings of the earth. for that thy name is near, thy wonderous

PSAL. LXXVII. works declare.

1 The psalmist shewrth what fierce com2 When I shall receive the congrega bat he had with diffidence. ïo The viction I will judge uprightly.

tory which he had by consideration of 3 The earth and all the inhabitants God's great and gracious works. thereof are dissolved : I bear up the pil- | To the chief Musician, to Jeduthun, A lars of it. Selah.

Psalm of Asaph. 4 I said unto the fools, Deal not fool- ' I CRIED unto God with my voice, even ishly ; and to the wicked, Lift not up unto God with my voice ; and he the horn:

gave ear unto me. 5 Lift not up your horn on high : 1 2 In the day of my trouble I sought speak not with a stiff neck.

the LORD: my sore ran in the night, 6 For promotion cometh neither from and ceased not: my soul refused to be the east, nor from the west, nor from comforted. the south.

3 I remembered God, and was troub7 But God is the judge : he putteth led : I complained, and my spirit was down one, and -etteth up another.

overwhelmed. Selah. 8 For in the hand of the LORD there 4 Thou holdest mine eyes waking: I is a cup, and the wine is red ; it is full am so troubled that I cannot speak. of mixture, and he poureth out of the 5 I have considered the days of old, same: but the dregs thereof all the the years of ancient times. wicked of the carth shall wring them 6 I call to remembrance my song in out, and drink them.

the night : I commune with mine own 9 But I will declare for ever ; I will heart: and my spirit made diligent search. sing praises to the God of Jacob.

7 Will the LORD cast off for ever? and id All the horns of the wicked also will he be favourable no more? will I cut off ; but the horns of the right- 8 Is his mercy clean gone for ever? eous shall be exalted,

"doth his promise fail for evermore?

The pisalmist's victory. PSALMS. The story of God's wrath. 485

9 Hath God forgotten to be gracious Il cubborn and rebellious generation ; a g(lhath he in anger shut up his tender mer llration i har set not their heart aright, and cie? Selah.

whose spirit was not steadfast with God. 10 And I said, This is my infirmity : 9 The children of Ephraim, being armbut I will remember the years of the righ: ed, and carrying bows, turned back in hand of the Most High.

the day of battle. 11 I will remember the works of the 10 They kept not the covenant of God, LORD: surely I will remember thy won and refused to walk in his law; ders of old.

11 And forgat his works, and his wort12 I will meditate also of all thy work, | ders that he had shewed them. and talk of thy doings.

12 Marvellous things did he in the 13 Thy way, o God, is in the sanctu sight of their fathers, in the land of Egypt, ary: who is so great a God as our God! in the field of Zoan.

14 Thou art the God that doest won- 13 He divided the sea, and caused them ders: thou hast declared thy strength a- || to pass through; and he made the waters mong the people.

to stand as an heap. 15 Thou last with thinc arm redeemed 14 In the day-time also he led them thy people, the sons of Jacob) and Joseph. with a cloud, and all the night with a Selah

light of fire. 16 The waters saw thee, O God, the 15 He clave the rocks in the wilderwaters saw thee; they were afraid : the ness, and gave thein drink as out of the depths also were troubled.

great depths. , 17 The clouds poured out water : the 16 He brought streams also out of the skies sent out a sound: thine arrows also rock, and caused waters to l'un down went abroad.

like rivers. 18 The voice of thy thunder was in 17 And they sinned ret more against the heaven: the lightnings lightened the bim by provoking the Niost High in the world: the earth trembled and shook. I wilderness.

19 Thy way is in the sca, and thy path | 18 And they tempted God in their heart in the great waters, and thy foutsteps are by asking meat for their lust. not known.

19 Yei, they spake against God; they 20 Thou leddest thy people like a flock sail, Cau God furnish a table in the by the hand of Moses and Aaron.

wilderness? PSAL. LXXVIII.

20 Behold, he smote the rock, that the 1 An exhortation both to learn and to waters gusled out, and the streams over

foreach the law of God. 9 The story of flowed ; can be give bread also ? can be God's wrath against the incredulous provide flesh for his people? and disobrtient. 67 The Israrlites be 21 Therefore the Lord heard this, and ing rejected, God chose Judul, Zion, I was wroth; so a tire was kindled against and David.

Jacob, and anger also came up against Maschil of Asaph.

Israel; CIVE ear, O my people, 10 my law : 22 Because they believed not in God,

Jincline your ear to the words of my and trusted not in his salvation : mouth.

23 Though he had commanded the 2 I will open my mouth in a parable : clouds froin above, and opened the doors I will utter dark sayings of old :

of lieaven, 3 Which we have heard and known, 24 And had rained down manna upon and our fathers have told us.

them to eat, and had given them of the 4 We will not lidle them from their Coun of heaven. children, shewing to the generation to 25 Man (id eat angels food: he sent come the praises of the LORD, and his them meat to the full. strength, and his wonderful works that 26 He caused an east wind to blow in he hath done.

the heaven: and by his power he brought 5 For he established a testimony in || in the south wind. Jacob, and appointed a law in Israel, 27 He rained flesh also upon thein as which he commanded our fathers, that clust, and featheret fowls like as the sand they should make them known to their of the sea :

28 And he let it fall in the midst of 6 That the generation to come miglit | their camp, round about their habitaknow them, evrn the children which tions.: should be born ; who should arise and 29 So they clic eat, and were well filled : declare ihem to their children :

for he gave them their own desire; 7 That they might set their hope in 50 They were not estranged from their Gol, and not forget the works of God, lust : but while their meat was yet in but keep his commandments :

their months, And might not be as their fathers, a!! 31 The wrath of God came upon them,


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486 How the Israelites

PSALMS. firovoked God to anger. and slew the fattest of them, and smote of his sanctuary, even to this mountain, down the chosen men of Israel.

' which his right hand had purchased. , 32 For all this they sinned still, and be- 55 He cast cut the heathen also before tieved not for his wonderous works. them, and divided them an inheritance

33 Therefore their days did he consume by line, and made the tribes of Israel to in vanity, and their years in trouble. dwell in their tents.

34 When heslew them, then they sought il 56 Yet they tempted and provoked the himand they returned and inquired most high God, and kept not his testimocarly after God.

nies : 35 And they remembered that God 57 But turned back, and dealt unfaithqvar their rock, and the high God their fully like their fathers : they were turned vedeen:er.

aside like a deceitful bow. 36 Nureriheless they did fiatter him 58 For they provoked him to anger with their mouth, and thicy lied unto | with their high places, and moved him to him with their tongues.

jealousy with their graven images. 37 For their heart was not right with 159 Wher God heard this, he was wroth, him, neither were they steadfast in his and greatly abhoried Israel: covenant.

il 60 So that he forsook the tabernacle 38 But he, being full of compassion, i of Shiloh, the tent which he placed aforgave their iniquity, and destroyed them mong men; pot : yea, many a time tuned he lis 61 And delivered his strength into capanger away, and did not stir up all his tivity, and his glory into the enemy's wrath.

land. 39 For he remembered that they sucre i 62 He gave his people over also unto but fiesh; a wind that passeth away, and the sword; and was wroth with his incometh not again.

heritance. 40 Ilow oft did they provoke him in 63 The fire consumed their young men ; the wilderness, and grieve him in the and their maidens were not given to mardesert!

i riage. 41 Yca, they turned back and tempted 64 Their priests fell by the sword; and God, and limited the Holy One of Israel. their widows macle no lamentation.

42 They remembered not his hand, nor 65 Then the LORD awaked as one out the day when lie delivered them from the of slecp, and like a mighty man that

| shouteth by reason of wine. 43 How he had wrought his signs in 66 And he smote bis enemies in the Egypt, and his wonders in the field of hinder part: he put them to a perpetual Zoan:

reproach. 44 And had turned their rivers into 67 Moreover he refused the tabernablood ; and their floods, that they could cle of Joseph, and chose not the tribe of not drink.

Ephraim: 45 He sent divers sorts of flies among 68 But chose the tribe of Judah, thie them, which devoured them; and frogs, i mount Zion which he loved. which destroyed them.

69 And he built his sanctuary like high 46 He gave also their increase unto the palaces, like the earth which he hath escaterpillar, and their labour unto the tablished for ever.

70 He chose David also his servant, and 47 He destroyed their vines with hail, i took him from the sheepfolds : and their sycamore trees with frost.

71 From following thc ewes great with 48 He gave up their cattle also to the young he brought him to feed Jacob his hail, and their flocks to hot thunderbolts. I people, and Israel his inheritance.

49 Hecast upon them the fierceness of his 72 So he fed them according to the inanger, wrath, and indignation, and trou- tegrity of his heart; and guided them by ble, by sending evil angels among them. the skilfulness of his hands. 50 He made a way to his anger; he

PSAL. LXXIX. spare not their soul from death, but gave 1 1 The pisalmist complaineth of the desolatheir life over to the pestilence;

tion of Jerusalem. 8 Hepirayeth fordeliv51 And smote all the first-born in erance, 13 and promiseth thankfulness, Egypt; the chief of their strength in the

A Psalın of Asaph. tabernacles of Ham :

n GOD, the heathen are come into 52 But made his own people to go forth ! U thinc inheritance; thy holy temple like sheep, and guided them in the wil i have they defiled; they have laid Jerusaderness like a tlock.

lein on heaps. 53 And he led them on safely, so that 2 The dead bodies of thy servants hare they feared not : but the sea overwhelm- they given to be meat unto the fowls of the ed their cnemies.

heaven, thc Aesh of thy saints unto the 54 And he brought them to the border boasts of die earth,



Asapi's complaint for the church. PSALMS. An exhortation to praise God. 487

3 Their blood have they shed like water 8 Thou hast brought a vine out of round about Jerusalem ; and there was | Egypt: thou hast cast out the heathen, tone to bury them.

and planted it. 4 We are become a reproach to our 9 Thou preparedst room before it, and neighbours, a scorn and derision to them lidst cause it to take cleep root, and it that are round about us.

filled the land. 5 How long, LORD? wilt thou be angry 10 The hills were covered with the for ever? shall thy jealousy burn like fire? shadow of it, and the boughs thereof

6 Pour out thy wrath upon the liea- || were like the goodly cedars. then that have not known thee, and upon 11 She sent out her boughs into the the kingdoms that have not called upon sea, and her branches unto the river. thy name.

12 Why hast thou then broken down 7 For they have devoured Jacob, and her hedges, so that all they which pass laid waste his dwelling-place.

by the way do pluck her? 8 () remember not against us former in I'13 The boar out of the wood dotir iquities : let thy tender mercies speedily waste it, and the wild beast of the field prevent us : for we are brought very low. doth devour it.

9 Help us, () God of our salvation, 14 Return, we besecch thee, () God for the glory of thy name : and deliver of hosts : look down from heaven, and lls, and purge away our sins, for thy behold, and visit this vine; name's sake.

15 And the vineyard which thy right 10 Wherefore should the heathen say, hand hath planted, and the branch that Where is their God? let him be known thou madest strong for thyself. among the heathen in our sight by the 16 It is burnt with fire, it is cut down : revenging of the blood of thy servants they perish at the rebuke of thy coun-, which is shed.

tenairce. 11 Let the sighing of the prisoner come 17 Let thy hand be upon the man of before thee; according to the greatness thy right hand, upon the son of man of thy power preserve thou those that are il whom thou madest strong for thyself. appointed to die;

18 So will not we go back from thee :12 And render unto our neighbours quicken us, and we will call upon thy sevenfold into their bosom their reproach, ll name. wherewith they have reproached thee, 19 Turn us again, O LORD God of O LORD.

hosts, cause thy face to shine ; and we 13 So we thy people and sheep of thy shall be saved. pasture will give thee thanks for ever :

PSAL. LXXXI. we will shew forth thy praise to all gen- | 1 An exhortation 10 a solemn praising of erations.

God. 4 God challengesh thal duty by PSAL. LXXX.

reason of his benefits. 8 God erhorling 1 The psalmist, in his prayer, complaineih | to obedience, complaineth of their disu

of the miseries of the church. 8 God's | bedience, which proveth their own hurt, former favours are turned into judg- | To the chief Musician upon Gittith; menis. 14 He prayeth for deliverance.

A Psalm of Asaph. To the chief Musician upon Shoshannim CING aloud unto Gol our strength : Educh, A Psalın of Asaplı.

make a joyful noise unto the God of VE ear, ( Shepherd of Israel, tlou Jacob. U that leadest Joseph ijke a flock; thou il 2 Take a psalm, and bring hither the that dwellest between the cherubims, timbrel, the pleasant harp with the psalshine forth.

tery. 2 Before Ephraim and Benjamin and 3 Blow up the trumpet in the new Manasseh stir up thy strength, and come moon, in the time appointed, on our and save us.

solemn feast day. 3 Turn us again, O God, and cause thy 4 For this tras a statnte for Israel, and face to shine; anci we shall be saved. a law of the Gol of Jacob).

4 () LORD God of hosts, how long 5 This lie ordained in Joseph for a wilt thou be angry against the prayer of tesiimony, when he went out through thy people ?

the land of Egypt: where I heard a lan5 Thon fecilost them with the bread of guage that I understood not. tears; and givest tirein tears to drink in 6 removed his shoulder from the burgreat measure.

I den: his hands were delivered from the 6 Thou makest us a strife unto our | pois. neighbours: and our enemies laugh a 7 Thou calledst in trouble, and I demong themselves.

livered thee; I answered thee in the se7 Turn us again, O God of hosts, and cret place of thunder: 1 proved thee at cause thy-face yo shine; and we shall be the waters of Merbah. Selalı. satell.

8 Hlear, Q my people, and I will testify

488 Negligent judges refiroved. PSALMS. A complaint of the church. unto thee: 0 Israel, if thou wilt learken! 5 For they have consulted together mto me ;

Il with one consent: they are confederate 9 There shall no strange god be in against thee: thee ; neither shalt thou worship any 6 The tabernacles of Edom, and the Strange god.

Ishmaelites; of Moab, and the Hagarenes; 10 'I am the LORD thy God which 7 Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek; the brought thee out of the land of Egypt: || Philistines with the inhabitants of Tyre: open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it. I 8 Assur also is joined with them; they

11 But my people would not hearken ll have holpen the children of Lot. Selah. to my voice; and Israel would none of me. 9 Do unto them as unto the Midian

12 So I gave them up unto their own ites; as to Sisera, as to Jabin, at the brook hearts last : and they walked in their of Kison: own counsels.

10 Which perished at En-dor: they 13 O) that my people had hearkened u- became as dung for the carth. to me, and Israel had walked in my ways! | 11 Make their nobles like Oreb, and

14. I should soon have subdued their like Zeeb: yea, all their princes as Zeenemies, and turned my hand against bah, and as Zalmunna: their aciersaries.

12 Who said, Let us take to ourselves 15 The haters of the LORD should have the houses of God in possession. submitted themselves unto him : but their 13 O my God, make them like a wheel; time should have endured for ever. as the stubble before the wind.

16 He should have fed them also with 14 As the fire burneth a wood, and as the finest of the wheat: and with honey out the flame setteth the mountains on fire ; of the rock should I have satisfied thee. 15 So persecute them with thy tempest, PSAL. LXXXII.

and make them afraid with thy storm. 1 The psalmist having exhorted the || 16 Fill their faces with shame; that

judges, 5 and reproved their negli- they may seek thy name, () LORD. gence, 8 prayeth God to judge.

17 Let them be confounded and troubA Psalm of Asaph.

led for ever ; yea, let them be put to C OD standeth in the congregation of shame, and perish:

y the mighty; he judgeth among the 18 That men may know that thou, goals.

whose naine aione is JEHOVAH, art 2 How long will re judge unjustly, and the most high over all the earth. accept the persons of the wicked? Selalı.

PSAL. LXXXIV. 3 Defend the poor and fatherless: do 17he prophet, longing for the communion justice to the afilicted and needly.

of the sanciuary, 4 sheweth how bless4 Deliver the poor and needy: rid them li ed they are that divell therein. 8 He out of the hand of the wicked.

praycıh to be restored unto il. 5 They know not, neither will they | To the chief Musician upon Gittith, A imderstand ; they walk on is darkness : Psalm for the sons of Korah. all the foundations of the earth are out of L OW amiable are thy tabernacles, O Course.

11 LORD of hosts! C I have said, Ye are gods; and all of 2 My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth you are children of the Most High. || for the courts of the Lord: my heart and

7 But ye shall die like men, and fall my flesh crieth out for the living Gal. like one of the princes,

3 Yea, the sparrow hath found an 8 Arise, () God, judge the earth : for house, and the swallow a nest for her thou slialt inherit all nations.

self, where she may lay her young, even PSAL. LXXXIII.

thine altars, O LORD of hosts, my King, 1 A complaint to God of the enemies and my God.

confiracies. 9.1 proyer against them 4 Blessed are they that dwell in thy that operess the church.

house : they will be still praising thee. A Song or Psalm of Asapir. Selah. V EEP not thou silence, O God : hold i 5 Blessed is the man whose strength is in N not thy peace, and be not still, o l thee; in whose heart are the ways of them,

6 17lo passing through the valley of 2 For lo, thine enemies make a tu- Baca make it a well; the ran also filleth mult: and they that baie thee have lifted the pools. up the head.

7 They go from strengti to strength, 3 They have taken crafty counsel a- i every one of them in Zion appeareth begainst thy people, and consulted against fore God. ihy hidden one's.

80 LORD God of hosts, liear my pray4. They have said, Come, and let us er: give ear, () God of Jacob. Selan. cut them off from being a nation ; that 9 Behold, O Gid our shield, and look the name of Israel my be no more in re- upon the face of thine anointeil. membrance.

10 For a day in thy courts is better

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