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SELECTION 196. 1. O JEHOVAH! I have heard thy speech, I | was afraid :
O JEHOVAH! revive thy | work in the midst of the years, 2. In the midst of the 1 years make known;
- In | wrath remember mercy. 3. God | came from Ternan,
And the Holy | One from Mount Paran.
And the earth was full of his praise.
And there was the | hiding of his power.
And burning | coals went forth at his feet. 7. He stood, and measured the earth:
He beheld, and | drove asunder the nations :
The curtains of the land of Midian did tremble.
Was thine | anger against the rivers ?
upon thine horses,
According to the oaths of the tribes, thy word.
[Hab. iii. 7.]
*Thou didst | cleave the earth with rivers. 5. The mountains | saw thee, they trembled :
The overflowing of the water pass-ed by: 6. The deep | uttered his voice,
And lifted | up his hands on high.
At the light of thine | arrows they went,
SELECTION 198. [Hab. iii. 12.] 1. Thou didst march through the land in indignation,
Thou didst thresh the heathen in anger. 2. Thou wentest forth for the salvation of thy people,
For salvation with thine anointed. 3. Thou woundedst the head of the house of the wicked,
By discovering the foundation unto the neck. 4. Thou didst strike through
With his | staves the head of his villages. 5. They came out as a | whirlwind to scatter me:
Their rejoicing was | as to devour the poor secretly. 6. Thou didst walk through the sea with thine horses,
The | heap of many waters. 7. When I heard, my | belly trembled ;
My lips quivered at the voice: 8. Rottenness entered into *And I trembled | in myself,
That I might | rest in the day of trouble. 9. When he cometh up | unto the people, "He will invade them with his troops.
SELECTION 199. [Num. xxiii. 19.] 1. God is not a | man, that he should lie;
Neither the son of man, that he should repent: 2. Hath he said, and shall he not do ?
Or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good ? 3. Behold! I have received to bless :
And he hath blessed; and I cannot reverse it. 4. He hath not beheld inliquity in Jacob,
Neither hath he seen perverseness in Israel. 5. JEHOVAH his God is with him,
And the shout of a king is among them. 6. God | brought them out of Egypt;
He hath as it were the strength of an unicorn. 7. Surely there is no enchantment against Jacob,
Neither is there any divi/nation against Israel. 8. According to this time it shall be said of Jacob
And of Israel, What hath God wrought! 9. Behold! the people shall rise up as a great lion,
And lift up himself as a young lion: 10. He shall not lie down until he eat of the prey,
And drink the blood of the slain.
[Num. xxiv. 5.]
SELECTION 200. 1. How goodly | are thy tents, O Jacob!
Thy | tabernacles, Israel! 2. As the valleys are they spread forth,
As gardens | by the river's side,
3. As the trees of lign aloes which JEHOVAH hath planted,
As cedar | trees beside the waters. 4. He shall pour the water out of his buckets,
And his seed shall be in many waters ; 5. And his king shall be higher than Agag,
And his kingdom shall be exalted. 6. God | brought him forth out of Egypt;
were the strength of an unicorn: 7. He shall eat | up the nations his enemies, [his arrows.
And shall break their bones, and pierce through with 8. He couched, he | lay down as a lion,
And as a great lion*; | Who shall stir him up? 9. Blessed is | he that blesseth thee!
And cursed is he that curseth thee!
He hath as
[Num. xxiv. 17.)
1. I shall | see him, but not now:
I shall be hold him, but not nigh: 2. There shall | come a Star out of Jacob,
And a Sceptre | shall rise out of Israel, 3, 'And shall I smite the corners of Moab,
And destroy | all the children of Sheth. 4. And Edom shall be a possession,
Seir also shall be a possession for his enemies ;
And Israel shall do valiantly. 5. Out of Jacob shall come | He that shall have dominion,
And shall destroy him that remaineth of the city.
Break forth into singing, and cry aloud,
Thou that didst not | travail with child !
Than the children of the married wife, I saith JEHOVAH. 3. Enlarge the place of thy tent,
And let them stretch forth the curtains of thine habi4. Spare not, | lengthen thy cords,
And strengthen thy stakes :
On the right hand and on the left;
And make the desolate cities to be inhabited.
Neither be thou confounded; for thou shalt not be put
And streams | in the desert.
And the thirsty land | springs of water:
Shall be grass with reeds and rushes.
[Is. xxxv. 6.]