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now confess: that his mercy endureth for ever.
4 Yea; let them now that fear the Lord, confefs : 'that his mercy endureth for ever.
s I called upon the Lord in
trouble : and the Lord heard s [Whilft I particu- me (at large.] larly, and in words ar
6 The Lord is on my side: length, rehearsed to him all my Wants and I will not fear what man doth Difficulties, and earneft
unto me. ly prayed for relief.]
7 The Lord taketh my part with them that help me: therefore shall I see
upon mine enemies.
8 It is better to trust in the Lord : than to put any confidence in man..
9 It is better to trust in the Lord : than to put any confi
dence in princes. 10 (The Philistines, 10 [Al Nations) compassed and all the neighbour me round about : but in the ing Kings and States.] Name of the Lord will I de2 Sam. v, vii.
them. 12 [ Eur all their 12 They came about me like Rage and Fury was but bees, (and are extinct even as like a sudden : blaze the fire among the thorns :} made of Thorns, which for in the Name of the Lord I is soon quenched.]
will destroy them. :13* O Country of the 13 Thou t hast thrust fore at Philistines,
me that I might fall : but the Lord was my help,
14 The Lord is my strength and my song: and is become 15 [The voice of joy and
15 * Health, 1 that *health is in the dwellings of the
is, Safety or Delive
rance. See Vocabulary. righteous ]: the right hand of
Houses of the Lord bringeth mighty good Men found sich
Songs and Rejoycings things to pass.
for God's Mercies to16. The right hand of the ward me.] Lord hath the preeminence : the right hand of the Lord bringeth mighty things to pass.
17 I shall not die, but live: and declare the works of the Lord.
18 The Lord hath chastened and corrected me: but he hath not given me over unto death.
19 Open me the gates of 19 Here David berighteousness: that I may go in- ing come to the Doors
of the Tabernacle, to them, and give thanks unto
seems to call to chem the Lord.
who were within, to open to him. He calls the Doors of the Tabernacle, the Gates of Righteousness, because they are frequented by good and righteous Men, .ver. 20.
20 This is the gate of the
21 I will thank thee, for
The Peoples part. the builders refused: is become whom the great Men of
22 [ This David, the head-stone in the corner. ] Israel, who adhered to the Houfe of Saul, would not admit of for their King, 2 Sam. iii. is now become Sovereign of all the Twelve Tribes; and he is in this respect a Figure of the Meffias ; who, altho” he be set af nought by the Politic Builders, the Chief Priests, and Rulers of the People, Asts iv. 11. yer shall, by God, be exalted to be the Prince of the World, and the foundation of all Mens Happiness.]
23 This is the Lords doing : and it is marvellous in our eyes.
24 This is the day which the Lord hath made: we will rejoyce and be glad in it.
25 Help me now, O Lord:
O Lord, send us now prosperity. The Priefts Bleffing
26 Blessed be he that cometh to David.
[in the Name of the Lord]: 26 (By the Divine (we have wished you good ment to be our King. luck, ye that are of the house of
David and the Peo- the Lord.) plc return the Priests Blessing upon them.
(We have always been well-affected co those who tend at the Altar, and heartily pray, that God would multiply his Bleffings toward you.] 27 [Joy and Com
27 God is the Lord, who fort.] In this Verse (it hath thewed us (light): bind fhould seem David calls on the Priests to do the sacrifice with cords, yea, etheir Duty in offering ven unto the horns of the altar. the Sacrifices.
28 Thou art my God, and I will thank thee: thou art my God, and I will praise thee.
29 O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is gracious : and his mercy endureth for ever.
Blenderiled in the way, and
Evening Prayer. David is generally thought to bave been the Composer of
this Psalm, who, as he juos a Person that met with great Changes, and variety of Conditions ; so be seems to represent every period of bis Life in this Pfalm. It consists of as many Stanza's as there are Hebrew Letters, twenty two in all. The first begins with the first Hebrew Letter, the second with the second, and so on to the end : And every Verse of the Stanza, in the Hebrew, begins with the same Letter that the Stanza doth; therefore the Jews call it the great Alphabet.
Aleph i. Beati immaculati. Pfal. CXIX.
and walk in the law of the Lord,
2 Blessed are they that keep his testimonies : and seek him with their whole heart.
3 For they who do no wickedness: walk in his ways.
4 Thou haft charged : that we shall diligently keep thy commandments.
$0 that my 'ways were made so direct ; that I might keep thy statutes!
6 So shall I not be confoundod: while I have respect unto all thy commandments.
7 I will thank thee' with an 7, 8. By* Judgments unfeigned heart when I shall of thy Righteousness
seems to be meant the have learned [the * judgments Moral Law, as diftinof thy righteousness. ]
guish'd from the Cere8 I will keep (thy ceremo- monial, which is mennies): O forsake me not utterly.
8 Thofe Statutes of thine, for which I see no other reason but thy Will.] Bp Patrick:
Beth ü. In quo corriget ?
Herewithal shall a young
man cleanse his way : even by ruling himself after thy word.
2 With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not go wrong out of thy command
ments. 3 [Laid up as the
3 Thy words have I [hid] greatest Treasure.]
within my heart : that I should not sin against thee.
4 Bleffed art thou, O Lord : O teach me thy statutes.
s With my lips have I been 5 ( All the Laws which our Forefathers telling : of (all the judgments received from thy of thy mouth.] Mouth at Sinai.] Ex.xx. 6 I have had as great delight
in the way of thy teftimonies : as in all manner of riches.
7 I willtalk of thy commandments: and have respect unto thy ways.
8 My delight shall be in thy statutes: and I will not forget
that I may live and keep thy word.
2 Open thou mine eyes : that I may see the wondrous things of thy law.
3. Iam a stranger upon earth: O hide not thy commandments