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9 He b that planted the ear-shall He not hear?

He that formed the eye-shall He not see? 10 He that chastiseth the heathen—shall not He correct? He that teacheth man knowledge-shall not He

know ? 11 The Lord knoweth the thoughts of man, That they are vanity. Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest, O

LORD! And teachest him out of thy law; 13 That thou mayest give him rest from the days of

adversity, Until the pit be digged for the wicked. 14 For fthe LORD will not cast off his people,

Neither will he forsake his inheritance. 15 But judgment shall return unto righteousness: And all the upright in heart 'shall follow it.

Who will rise up for me against the evil-doers? Or who will stand up for me against the workers of

iniquity? 17 Unless the Lord had been my help,

My soul had 'almost dwelt in silence. 18 When I said, “My foot slippeth;"

Thy mercy, O Lord, held me up. 19 In the multitude of my thoughts within me Thy comforts delight my soul. Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with

Thee, Which frameth mischief by a law? 21 They gather themselves together against the soul of

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the righteous,
And h condemn the innocent blood.

Exod. 4. 11. Prov, 20. 12.
c Job 85. 11. Isa. 28. 26.
d1 Cor. 8. 20.
* Heb. shall be after it

e Job 5. 17. Prov. 8. 11.

1 Corinthians 11. 82.

Heb. 12. 5, &c.
(1 Sam. 12. 22. Rom. 11. 1, 2.

* Or. quickly.
& Mat. 27. 1.
& Exod. 23. 7.

Prov. 17. 15.

22 But the Lord is my defence;

And my God is the rock of my refuge. 23 And i he shall bring upon them their own iniquity,

And shall cut them off in their own wickedness;
Yea, the LORD our God shall cut them off.

i Psa. 7. 16. Prov. 2. 22. and 6. 22.

PSALM LXXIX.

ON THE DESTRUCTION OF JERUSALEM BY THE CHALDEANS.

The Psalmist complaineth of the desolations of Jerusalem, 1-7; he pleadeth for de

liverance, 8–12; and promiseth thankfulness, 13.

TA Psalm of Asaph. 10 God, a the heathen are come into thine inheritance; Thy holy temple have they defiled; They bhave laid Jerusalem on heaps. 2 The dead bodies of thy servants have they given To be meat unto the fowls of the heaven, The flesh of thy saints Unto the beasts of the earth. 3 Their blood have they shed like water round about

Jerusalem; And there was none to bury them. 4 We are become . reproach to our neighbours,

A scorn and derision to them that are round about us. 6

How long, LORD? wilt thou be angry forever? Shall thy jealousy burn like fire? 6 Pour Rout thy wrath upon the heathen that have not

known thee, And

upon the kingdoms that have not called upon thy name.

• Exod. 15. 17.
69 Kings 25. 9. 10.

2 Chron. 86. 19. Mic. 8. 12,

c Jer. 7. 88.
d Jer. 14. 16. Rev. 11. 9.

e Jer. 10. 25. Rev. 16. 1.
i Isa. 45. 4, 5. 2 Thoss. 1. 8.

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7 For they have devoured Jacob, And laid waste his dwelling-place.

O remember not against us 'former iniquities: Let thy tender mercies speedily prevent us;

For we are brought very low. 9 Help us, O God of our salvation !

For the glory of thy name: And deliver us, and purge away our sins, . For thy name's sake. 10 Wherefore should the heathen say, Where is their

God? Let him be known among the heathen in our sight By the 'revenging of the blood of thy servants which

is shed. Let the sighing of the prisoner come before thee; According to the greatness of 'thy power

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*Preserve thou those that are appointed to die; 12 And render unto our neighbours sevenfold into their

bosom Their reproach, wherewith they have reproached thee,

O LORD!
13 So we thy people and the sheep of thy pasture

Will give thee thanks forever:
We will show forth thy praise 'to all generations.

Or, the iniquities of them

that were before us. · Heb. vengeance.

3 Heb. thine arm.
4 Heb. reserve the children

of death

6 Heb. to generation and

generation.

PSALM LXXIV.

ON THE DESTRUCTION OF JERUSALEM BY THE CHALDEANS,

The Psalmist complaineth of the desolations of Jerusalem and the sanctuary, 1-9;

he moveth God to help in consideration of his power, 10–17; of his reprouchful enemies, of his children, and of his covenant, 18–23.

1 Maschil of Asaph, [or, A Psalm of Instruction, by Asaph.]

10 God, why hast thou 'cast us off forever? Why doth thine anger smoke against the sheep of thy

pasture?

2 Remember thy congregation, which thou hast pur

chased of old; The 'rod of thine inheritance, which thou hast re

deemed ; This Mount Zion, wherein thou hast dwelt. 3 Lift up thy feet unto the perpetual desolations; Even all that the enemy hath done wickedly in the

sanctuary. Thine cenemies roar in the midst of thy congrega

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tions;

They d set up their ensigns for signs. 5 A man was famous according as he had lifted up

Axes upon the thick trees. 6 But now they break down the carved work thereof

at once With axes and hammers. ? "They have cast fire into thy sanctuary, They have defiled by casting down the dwelling-place

of thy Name to the ground.

a Jer. 31. 87. and 33. 24.
b Exod. 15. 16.
cLam. 2. 7.

1 Or, tribe. Dout. 32. 9.

Jer. 10. 16. d Dan. 6. 27.

2 Heb. They have sent thy

sanctuary into the fire. 2 Kings 25. 9.

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8 They said in their hearts, Let us 'destroy them

together: They have burned up all the synagogues of God in

the land. 9 We see not our signs: There is no more any prophet: Neither is there among us any that knoweth how long.

O God, how long shall the adversary reproach? Shall the enemy blaspheme thy name forever?

withdrawest thou thy hand, even thy right hand ? Pluck it out of thy bosom. 12 For God is my King of old,

Working salvation in the midst of the earth. 13 Thou didst divide the sea by thy strength:

Thou brakest the heads of the dragons in the waters. 14 Thou brakest the heads of leviathan in pieces, And gavest him to be meat to the people inhabiting

the wilderness. 15 Thou fdidst cleave the fountain and the flood:

Thou & driedst up 'mighty rivers. 16 The day is thine, the night also is thine:

Thou " hast prepared the light and the sun. 17 Thou hast i set all the borders of the earth:

Thou k hast 'made summer and winter. 18 Remember this, that the enemy hath reproached, O

Lord! And that the foolish people have blasphemed thy

name. 19 O deliver not the soul of thy turtledove unto the

multitude of the wicked: Forget not the congregation of thy poor forever.

$ IIeb. break.
e Lam. 2. 8.
1 Heb. break, Exod. 14. 21.
6 Or, whalt8. Isa. 51, 9, 10.

f Exod. 17. 5, 6. Nam. 20. 11.
& Jos. 8. 18, &c.
6 Heb. riders of strength.

Gen. 1. 14, &c.

1 Acts 17. 26.
k Gen. 8. 22.
? Heb. made them.
Rev. 16. 19.

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