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* Afy Simpleness,] est * my simpleness, and my that is, my Folly, Mi

* faults are not hid from thee. ftakes, Sins of Igno

6 Let not them that trust in * Faults, ) that is, thee, O Lord God of hosts, be Greater, wilful Sins ashamed for my cause : let not

those that seek thee, be confounded through me, O Lord

God of Ifrael. 7 * Reproof, ) that is, have I suffered * reproof: shame

7 And why? fór thy fake Slander, or Reproach. See Vocabulary.

hath covered my face. 8 + Who disown me, 8 I'am become a stranger because of the averfion I

unto my brethren: evenän alien have to their Evil PraEtices.

unto my mothers childrent. 9 [The great Zeal 9 [Forthe zeal of thine house I have for the place hath even eaten me: and the and purity of thy Wor

rebukes of them that rebuked Thip, and against them who profane thy San- thee, are fallen upon me.] ctuary, is like an inward Flame that preys upon my Heart and Spirits. And I am not less concern’d to hear thy Name blarphemed, than to have the greatest Wrong done to my self.] How this was fulfilled in Christ. See John ii, 17. Rom. xv. 3.

10 I wept, and chaftened my self with fasting: and that was turned to my reproof.

II I put on fackcloth also: and they jested upon me.

12 They that fit in the gate, speak against me: and the drun

kards inake songs upon me. 13 [In a time when,

13 But, Lord, I make my as I hope and crust, ic will please thee to hear "prayer unto thee: [in an acme.]

'ceptable time.]

14 Hear me, o God, in the

multitude of thy mercy: even 14 [According to thy usual faithfulnels [in the truth of thy falvation.] in saving those who 15 Take me out of the mire, serve and fear thee.] that I fink not: 0 let me be

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delivered from them that hate 257
me, and out of the deep waters.

- 16 Let not the water-flood
drown me, neither let the deep
swallow me up: and let not
the pit shut her mouth upon me.

17 Hear me, O Lord, for
thy loving-kindness is comfort-
able: turn thee unto me accor-
ding to the multitude of thy


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18 And hide not thy face
from thy fervant, for I am in
trouble : O haste thee and hear

19 Draw nigh unto my soul
and save it : O deliver me be-
cause of mine enemies.

20 Thou hast known [my-720 [ The Slanders
reproof,] my shame, and my wounded my Reputatie
dishonour mine adversaries

thy .
21 [Thy rebuke hath broken

21 [The Blasphemies
my heart, I am full of heavi- which wicked Men vent
ness: I looked for some to have against thee and Reli-

gion, raise in me the
pity on me, but there was no

greatest Agonies of
man, neither found, I any to Grief.] See ver. 9.
comfort me.
22 They gave me gall to eat:

Mat. xxvii. 34.
and when I was thirsty, they Mark xv. 23.

John xix. 28, 29. gave me vinegar to drink..

23 (Let their tablé be made 23 (Ler those Plea.
a snare to take themselves with fures and cnjoyments

which they are so fond
al]: and let the things that of, be the'r ruine. ]
should have been for their Prov. i. 32. Rom.1 1.9.
wealth, be unto them an occa-
fion of falling
24 (Let their eyes be blind 24 (Let their Under-



standing and Judgmented that they see not : and ever be clouded, and their bow thou down their backs.] Bodies bend under heavy Burdens.RO.I1.10. 25 Pour out thine indignation upon them : and let

thy wrathful displeasure take hold

of them. 26 (Let all Men re 26 [Let their habitation be nounce their Society, void : and no mañ to dwell in let' them have neither

their tents.] Friend nor Servant to dwell under the same 27 For they persecute him Roof, and let all Men whom thou hast smitten: and thun their neighbour- they talk how they may rex hood.) A&. 1. 20.

them whom thou hast wounded. 28 (Permit them to 28 Let them fall from one heap one Sin upon a

wickedness to anothers and not nother, so as never to return to amendment of come into thy righteousness. Life, or procure thy pardon.]

God's especial ( 29 Let them be wiped out Care and Providence of the book of the living: and over his people, is in Soripcurë représented not be written

not be written among the righby his keeping a Book teous. or Register of their Concepcion, Psal. CXXXIX. 15. their Birth, , Pfal. LXXXVII. 6. their

Sufferings, Pfal. LVI. This is called the Writing of the House of (Ifrael, Ezek, xiii. 9. To be

otted Out of this Book signifies the being put our of the number of his people, the losing his Favour, Ezek.xxxii. 32. See also Ifai. iv. 3.

30 As for me, when I am poor and in heaviness: thy help, O God, shalt lift me up.

31 I will praise the Name of God with a song : and magnifie it with thanksgiving.

32 This also shall please the 32 f To Sacrifice to Lord: better than t a bullock

that hath horns and hoofs.

33 The humble shall consider this and be glad : fcek ye after God, and your soul shall live. . 34 For the Lord heareth the


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poor : and despiseth not (his 34 (Thore who are

under Confinement, and prisoners.]

Difficulties for his sake). 35. Let heaven and earth praise him : the sea and all that moveth therein.

36 For God will save Sion, and build the cities of Juda: that men may dwell there, and have it in poffeffion. 37 The

posterity also of his fervants shall inherit it : and they that love his Name, shall dwell therein.

A Psalm of David.

Deus in adjutorium. Pfal. LXX.
Afte thee, O God, to de-

liver me: make håste to help me, O Lord.

ż Let them be ashamed and confounded, that seek after my foul: let them be turned backward and put to confusion, that wish me evil.

3. Let them, for their reward, be soon brought to shame: that cry over me, There, there,

4. But let all thofe that seek thee, be joyful and glad in thee: and let áll (such as delight in 4 [Expect, and de thy salvation,] say alway, The dence interpose for the

light to see thy Provi. Lord be praised.

good and safety of thy s As for me, I am poor and People.] in misery : haste thee unto me, O God.

6 Thou art my helper and my Redeemer: 0 Lord, make no long tarrying.

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The Fourteenth Day. Morning Prayer. This Psalm cont cins Prayers, and Presages of Deliverance from some Distress, which befel the Psalmist in his old Age, toward the latter end of his Life. See ver.8.16. In te, Domine, speravi. Pfal. LXXT.

N thee, O Lord, have I put

my trust, let me never be put to confusion : but rid me, and deliver: me in thy righteousness; incline thine ear unto me, and save me.

p. 2 Be thou my strong-hold, ji. Whereunto I may alway resort:

thou hast promised to help me, for thou art my house of defence and my castle.

3 Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the ungodly: out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.

4 For thou, O Lord God, art the thing that I long for : thou art my hope, even from my youth.

ş. Through thee have I been holden up ever since I was born:

thou art he that took me out of -9; 5189

my mothers womb, my praise -2015 pl. socis Thall be always of thee.

6 I am become as it were a 6 + By reason of the monster unto many +: 'but mỹ greatness and Arangeness fure trust is in thee. of my Sufferings, and the Confidence I have in thee. with thy praise : that I may

70 let my mouth be filled sing of thy glory and honour all the day long

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