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9 <He that planted the ear, (hall he not hear: or he that made the eye, shall he not see?

10 Or he that nurtureth the heathen: it is he that teacheth man knowledge, mall not he punish?

It The Lord knoweth the thoughts of man: that they are but vain.

12 B'essed is the man whom thou chastnest, O Lord: and teachest him in thy law. • . / ■

13 That thou mayest give him patience in time of adversity: until the pit be digged up for the ungodly.

14. For the Lord will not fail his people: neither will he forsake his inheritance;

15 Until righteousness turn again unto judgment: all such asr are tiue in heart, shall follow it.

16 Who will rise up with me against the wicked: or who will take my part against the evil doers? .':-'.* ['

17 If the Lord had not helped me: it had not sailed, but my soul had been put to silence.

18 But when I said, My foot hath flipped: thy mercy, O Lord, held me up.

19 In the multitude of the sorrows that I had in my heart: thy comforts have refreshed my soul.

20 Wilt thou have any thing to do with the stool of wickedness: which imagineth mischief as a law?

2.1 They gather them together against the foul of the righteous: and condemn the innocent blood. n.

22 But the Lord is my refuge: and my God is the strength of my confidence.

23 He shall recompence them their wickedness, and destroy them in their own malice: yea, the Lord our God shall destroy them.

MORNING PRAYER,.,

|| Psalm 95. Fenite, 'exultemus. . , . [?

OCome, let us sing unto the Lord: let us heartily rejoice in the strength of our salvation. .2 Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving: and stiew ourselves glad in him with psalms.

3 For the Lord is a great God: and a great King above all gods.

4 In his hand are all the corners of the earth: and the strength of the hills is his also.

5 The sea is his, and he made it: and his hands prepared the dry land.

, 6 O come, let us worship, and fall down: and kneel before the Lord our Maker.

7 For he is the Lord our God: and we are the people ofhispasture, and the sheep of his hand.

i .8 To- day if ye will hear his voice harden not your hearts: as in the provocation, and as in the day of temptation in the wilder

9 When your fathers tempted" me: proved me, and saw my woiks. . .

10 Forty years long was I grieved with this generation, and said: J.t. is a,people that do err in their hearts, for they have not known my ways; . r> •

, 11 Liu to whom I sware in my wrath: *that they should not enter into my rest. <• . .

|| Plalm 96. Cantate Domino. o the Lord a new song: sing unto the Lord, all the

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|| The author of this Psalm exhorts the People cf Land of Canaan. The Apostle to the Httretis expl»D«.

God to praise him for the various benefits he had con- with respect to Christians, of Hra<ven, Heb. iv. .*■»

ferred upon-them: aw) endeavours .to d«ter-them from as the Israelites through their Unbelief cameftortc

""rr.gratitude and disobedience from, the consideration of Canat-n\ So the AptilHe fays, let us lahrrr 10 enti'

the punishment intiicted upon their Ancestor* in the that Rest [of Heaven) any Man fall afur the Jf1

V i tones. - • '•Al.-JW-*- ticampie of Unbelief. ****' 1 ,

* Thai they Jhculdnot enter into my Rest, Ejfr. This Rest \\ David composed this Psalm upon the removal"

whkh 10 the ljratlrtes in the \V daeiiiess signified the the Ark to Sion, It is thought to contain an

2 Sing unto the Lord, and praise his Name: % oe telling of his salvation from day to day.

3 Declare his honour unto the heathen: and his wonders unto all people.

4. For the Lord is great, and cannot worthily be praised: he is more to be seared than all gods.

5 As for all the gods of the heathen, they are but idols: but it is the Lord that made the heavens.

6 Glory and worship are before him: power and honour are in his sanctuary.

7 Ascribe unto the Lord, O ye kindreds of the people: ascribe unto the Lord worship and power.

8 Ascribe unto the Lord the honour due unto his Name: bring presents, and come into his courts.

9 O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness: let the whole earth stand in awe of him.

10 Tell it out among the heathen, that the Lord is King: and that it is he who hath made the round world ib fast that it cannot be moved, and how that he shall judge the people righteously.

11 Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad: let the sea make a noise, and all that therein is.

12 Let the field be joyful, and all that is in it: then shall all the trets of the wocd rejoice before the Lord.

1 3 For he cometh, for he cometh to judge the earth: and with righteousness to judge the world, and the people with his truth.

|| Psalm 97. Dominus regnavit.

TH E Lord is King, the earth may be glad thereof: yea, the multitude of the hies may be glad thereof.

hi' us prophecy concerning the Kingdom of Christ be- bably signifies deliverance from, or victory over out

irg extended throng!* the World, and the casing all ward Dangers and Ene nie«.

Nations to its subjection. || This Psalm seems to be as it were an appendix to

"\ Be tolling of bii Salvation from Day to Day. The the foregoing, and an i!l illration of the worJs at verse

Word Salvation here, with respect to the Jenus, pro- 10. The Lord is King, (Jc. It is an Exhortation to ce

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2 f Clouds and darkness are round about him: righ'eousaeis and judg nent are the habitation os his feat.

3 There shall go a sire before him: and burn up his enemies on every side.

4 His lightnings gave shine unto the world: the earth sjw it,

and was afraid.

5 The hills melted like wax at the presence of the Lord: at the presence os the Lord of the whole earth.

6 The heavens have declared his righteousness: and all the people have seen his glory.

7 Confounded be all they that worship carved images, and that delight in vain gods: worship him, all ye gods.

8 Sion heard of it, and rejoiced: and the daughters of Juda were glad, because os thy judgments, O Lord.

9 For thou, Lord, art higher than all that are in the earth: thou art exalted far above all Gods.

10 O ye that love the Lord, fee that ye hate the thing which is evil: the Lord preferveth the fouls of his saints; he shall deliver them from the hand of the ungodly.

11 There is sprung up alight for the righteous: and joyful gladness for such as are true-hearted.

12 Rejoice in the Lord, ye righteous: and give thanks for a remembrance of his holiness.

EVENING PRAYER.

|| Psalm 98. Cant ate Domino.

OSing unto the Lord a new song: lor he hath done marvellous things.

lecraie tne Juluce and Merty, tac iViajelty «iuj Gin- tubawv*.r is by his permiilion or direction is trictif

nipotence of God, and the Glory of his Kingdom, right: and that however the Righteous maybe afflicted*

and to rejoice in the advantages which accrue to his at present, aud the Wicked in prosperity: yet both

faithful Subjects from his Government. will on-. Day be dealt with according to Justice, and

t Clouds and Darkness are round about bint, Iffc. That rewarded or punithed according to their Works, is, though God's essence is unsearchable, and his ways || This is au Exhortation to praise God for the Re

?ast finding out: yet that he acts with Mercy and demotion of his People, and to rejoice in the coming

ustice in all his dealings towards the Children of of his Kingdom: and contains a remarkable pro*

Men. So that tho' we are not able at present to ac- phecy conce: :ung the conversion of the Gtnlilts, count for all the proceedings of his frovidence: yet

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2 With his own right hand, and with his holy arm: hath he gotten himself the victory.

3- The Lord declared his salvation: his righteousness hath he openly shewed in the sight of the heathen.

.' 4 He hath remembred his mercy and truth toward the house of Israel: % and all the ends of the world have seen the salvation os our God.

5 Shew yourselves joyful unto the Lord, all ye lands: sing, rejoice, and give thanks.

6 Praise the Lord upon the harp: sing to the harp with a psalm of thanksgiving.

7 With trumpets also and shawms: O shew yourselves joyful before the Lord the King.

8 Let the sea make a noise, and all that therein is: the round world, and they that dwell therein.

9 Let the floods clap their hands, and let the hills be joyful together before the Lord: for he is come to judge the earth. .

10 With righteousness shall he judge the world: and the people with equity.

§ Psalm 99. Dominus regnavit.

THE Lord is King, be the people never so impatient: he sitteth between the cherubims, be the earth never so unquiet.

2 The Lord is great in Sion: and high above all people.

3 They shall give thanks unto thy Name: which is great, Wonderful, and holy.

4 The kings power loveth judgment thou hast prepared equity: thou hast executed judgment and righteousness in Jacob.

5 O magnify the Loid our God: and fall down before his footstool, for he is holy.

'% And all the ends of tbt World ia<ve seen the Selva- J This Psalm seems primarily to bo reserr'd tc the Ire*, This seems to have been fully completed establishment < f David, upon hi.« Throne; but pro

when the glad tidings of Salvation by Jesus Christ ph- tically 10 the Kingdom of the Meffiab: and is panly Were published to the Gentiles, and they were turned designed as a consolation under affliction; and p<uily from darkness to light, and ficm JduU to serve the as an Exhortation to celebrate the divine benefits. Kvine Cod.

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