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CX. 2 The Lord shall send the rod of thy strength out of Zion : rule thou in the midst of thine enemies. The Lord shall send the sceptre of thy power, O Saviour, from out of Zion and Jerusalem, where thou first manifestedst thy glory, into all the coasts of the earth; in that all the nations of the world shall be subject unto thy spiritual government: rule thou in the midst of those, which are yet thy professed enemies.
CX. 3 Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning : thou hast the dew of thy youth. Thy people shall willingly present themselves unto thee in thy holy Church, in that day, when thy Gospel shall be powerfully preached unto them; even from the utmost coasts of the world': and, as the dew falls sweetly and plentifully from the womb of the morning, so shall thy holy and vigorous professors abundantly come forth from thee, and shew themselves upon the face of the earth.
CX. 4 Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedech. Thy priesthood is everlasting, not temporary as the Levitical: in thy person and office is and shall be fulfilled that, which was figured in the royal priesthood, person, and name of Melchizedech, king of Salem, the king of righteousness and peace.
CX. 6 He shall wound the heads over many countries. He shall bring down and trample under foot Satan and all his powerful instruments, which labour to oppose his sovereignty and rule in the Church.
CX. 7 He shall drink of the brook in the way: therefore shall he lift up his head. And, in the heat of pursuit of his chased enemies, he shall so hasten, that he shall only content himself to drink of the brook, that runs in the way; and shall speedily lift up his head, to follow his victory, which he shall gloriously atchieve.
CXI. 2 The works of the Lord are great, sought out of all them that have pleasure therein. The works of the Lord are great; which are diligently searched and inquired after, and profitably discovered, by those his wise and faithful servants, who take pleasure both to note and publish them.
CXI. 10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments. The fear of the Lord is the chief point of all true wisdom; and those men have a right understanding of what is best for themselves, that give themselves wholly to the careful keeping of his commandments.
CXII. 4 Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness. Unto those that are true of heart, God raiseth the light of com.. fort, in the midst of the darkness of tribulation.
CXII. 9 His righteousness endureth for ever; his horn shall be eralted with honour. The merciful man shall find the fruit of this his charity and holy beneficence, for ever ; and God shall give him increase of true honour, and abundantly reward his liberality.
CXIV. 2 Judah was his sanctuary, and Israel his dominion. The seed of Israel, and among them, in special, the tribe of Judah, were his peculiar people, over which he reigned, and in whom he was honoured and sanctified.
CXIV. 3 The sea saw it, and fled: Jordan was driven back. The Red Sea, as acknowledging the powerful hand of God for the protection and safety of his people, gave way unto their passage; and Jordan, in the shutting up of their journey, dividing his waves, ran back, to give them way through his channels.
CXIV. 4 The mountains skipped like rams, the little hills like lambs. The great mountains of the wilderness shook and were moved sensibly at his terrible presence, when he delivered the law to his people.
CXVI. 3 The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of hell gat hold upon me. I was even in the very pangs of death and brought down to the very brim of the grave; and was, as it were, given up unto the estate of death.
CXVI. 11 I said in my haste, All men are liars. I said, in the extremity of my sudden fear and perplexity, that all men are liars; that even those prophets, which had foretold me the certainty of my succession to the kingdom of Israel, were but deceivers, and no credit was to be given to their prediction.
CXVI. 13 I will take the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of the LORD. I will, in my thankful peace-offerings, take up the cup of blessing, and joyfully acknowledge the salvation, which God hath wrought for me, and praise his name for my so gracious deliverance.
CXVI. 15 Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints. The Lord makes high account of the life of his holy ones; so as he will not suffer them to miscarry, but will rescue them from death, and disappoint the attempts of their enemies.
CXVIII. 12 They compassed me about like bees; they are quenched as the fire of thorns. Like as the bees fly angrily about the man that stirs their hive, and threat their stings against him, so do mine enemies against me; but they shall soon be stilled and mastered: they send forth a great flame of menaces and oppositions, but it shall be, like a fire of thorns, soon out.
CXVIII. 22 The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner. The mutinous people have spitefully rejected the government of their Messiah, and of David his type and predecessor ; but now, behold, by the holy and wise ordination of God, either and both of them are appointed for the chief stay of his people; so as the whole fabric of the Church is coupled together, and resteth upon the foundation of that Christ, whom they have wickedly refused.
ČXVIII. 27 God is the LORD, which hath shewed us light: bind the sacrifice with cords, even unto the horns of the altar, God is the Lord, which hath comforted us in our extremities; bring ye therefore abundance of sacrifices, before him; and tie them with cords, ready for their oblation, so thick, as they can stand each by other, till they come up to the very horns of the altar.
CXIX. 1 Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD. Blessed are they, whose hearts are upright with God; and who live conscionably, according to the law of the Lord.
CXIX. 3 They also do no iniquity : they walk in his ways. They make not a trade of any known and willing sin; but frame themselves to walk in the ways, which he hath chalked forth unto them.
CXIX, 25 My soul cleaveth unto the dust : quicken thou me. I am exceeding low brought by thine afflicting hand; oh, do thou raise me, and restore comfort unto me, as thou hast graciously promised.
CXIX. 26 I have declared my ways, and thou heardest me. I have laid open my whole estate before thee, and thou gavest a merciful respect to me.
CXIX. 37 Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity. Oh, let not mine eye betray my heart unto vanity: let me not so see, that I be transported with any of these earthly objects, from my perfect love of thee, and desire of heavenly things.
CXIX. 43 And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth ; for I have hoped in thy judgments. O God, continue, I beseech thee, as true faith in my heart, so the profession of thy truth in my mouth; for I have still hoped, and so shall do, in thy righteous promises; who wilt graciously accept and reward, both the belief of the heart, and confession of the mouth.
CXIX. 45 I will walk at liberty : for 1 seek thy precepts. I will walk free from all fears and distractive cares ; for my heart tells me, that I do sincerely endeavour to keep thy law.
CXIX. 48 My hands also will I lift up unto thy commandments. I will earnestly employ myself and all my actions, to the performing of what thou commandest me.
CXIX. 53 Horror hath taken hold upon me because of the wicked that forsake thy law. I am deeply afflicted in myself, to see the outrages and rebellious courses of wicked men; and am driven to great extremity, by their eruel attempts against me.
CXIX. 61 The bands of the wicked have robbed me. Whole troops of wicked men have conspired to undo me, and to despoil me of my innocence.
CXIX. 81 My soul fainteth for thy salvation : but I hope in thy word. My soul is overcome, and languisheth with a longing desire of thy salvation ; yet still I am sustained by an assured hope of thy merciful performances.
CXIX. 82 Mine eyes fail for thy word. I have so long and earnestly looked for the accomplishment of thy promises, that I can scarce hold open mine eyes any longer.
CXIX. 83 I am become like a bottle in the smoke. I am dried up, and shrunk, and deformed and wrinkled, with sorrow; even as a bottle, that is hanged up in the smoke.
CXIX. 96 I have seen an end of all perfection : but thy commandment is exceeding large. There is no earthly thing, be it never so excellent, but I have ob. served it subject to change and corruption ; but thy law, O Lord, is of infinite perfection, both for the wisdom and justice of it, as also for the eternal continuance of it.
CXIX. 109 Mly soul is continually in my hand. O Lord, I am exposed to continual danger of my life: I am ready to have it taken from me, upon all occasions,
CXIX. 118 Thou hast trodden down all them that err from thy statutes : for their deceit is falsehood, Thou hast taken vengeance of wilful sinners and perverse hypocrites; for their deceit, wherewith they thought to beguile the eyes of men, doth but deceive themselves.
CXIX. 122 Be surety for thy servant for good, O Lord, do thou take my cause upon thee, and stand out for the protection of mine innocence.
CXIX. 123 Mine eyes fail. See verse 81, and 82.
CXIX. 126 It is time for thee, LORD, to work : for they have made void thy law. It is high time for thee, O Lord, to shew thy detestation of the lewd courses of men, by executing due judgments upon them; for they have so slighted thy law, as if it were to no purpose.
CXIX. 130 The entrance of thy words giveth light.
the first sight thereof, it gives great knowledge and comfort to the beholder. CXIX. 139 My zeal hath consumed me.
See verse 53. CXIX. 148 Mine eyes prevent the night watches, that I might meditaie in thy word.
Late at night, and early in the morning, did I give myself to meditation in thy word.
CXIX. 164 Seven times a day do I praise thee. Many a time, in the day, do I lift up my soul unto thee, and praise thy name in my continual ejaculations.
CXX. 4 Sharp arrows of the mighty, with coals of juniper. Surely, the plagues of God shall be sent, as so many arrows, singing into thy bosom; and his wrath shall wax hot, and endure eternally upon thee.
CXX. 5 Woe is me, that I sojourn in Mesech, that I dwell in the tents of Kedar ! Woe is me, that I am forced to live amongst savage and barbarous men, that have neither fear of God, nor regard of humanity!
CXXI. 6 The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night. None of all the creatures shall be hurtful unto thee: the sun shall not offend thee with his scorching heat, nor the moon with her cold and raw nightly vapours.
CXXII. 3 Jerusalem is builded as a city that is compact together. Jerusalem is stately built, for the outward fabric, in type of the glorious frame of God's Church: and is strongly and unanimously compacted together; not divided into several towns and religions, as it was; but, once perfectly united, both for structure, and for concord of heart and affections.
CXXII. 5 There are set thrones of judgment, the thrones of the house of David. There do yet remain the thrones of judgment of the kings of Judah and Israel'; the royal seat of the posterity of king David, where he and his sat to judge and govern their people.
CXXIV. 5 The proud waters had gone over our soul. Our swelling and raging enemies had utterly overthrown us, and brought us to nothing.
CXXV. 3 The rod of the wicked shall not rest upon the lot of the righteous ; lest the righteous put forth their hands unto iniquity. The cruel oppression and tyranny of wicked men, shall not be suffered to prevail long against the righteous; lest they should be too much discouraged, and drawn into a weak distrust.
CXXVI. 1 We were like them that dream. We were so overjoyed with the blessing, that we could scarce assure ourselves, whether we might believe that we were indeed so happy, or whether it were a pleasing dream.
CXXVI. 4 Turn again our captivity, O LORD, as the streams in the south.