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2 I will be glad and rejoyce in thee: yea, my songs will I make of thy Name, thou most Highest. 3
While mine enemies are driven back: they shall fall and perish at thy presence.
4 For thou hast maintained my right and my cause : thou art set in the throne that judgest right.
5 Thou hast rebuked the hea 5 [Thou hast by this then, and destroyed the ungod- Defeat cast such a blot
upon their Glory, that ly : (thou hast put out their they hall never be able Name for ever and ever.] to wipe it off. ]
6 [O thou enemy, deštructi 6 Now, Philistines, ons are come to a perpetual to all that Mischief and
there is a final end put end : even as the cities which Havock, which you forthou hast destroyed; their me- merly made in Israel; morial is perished with thein,]
the great Fears which
you have done against us shall be forgotten, even as those Cities which ye have formerly taken from us, and rased: The Memory of one as well as the other is vanish'd and gone.]
7 But the Lord shall endure for ever : he hath also prepared his [feat ] for judgment. 7 [Throne.]
8 For he shall judge the world in righteousness : and minister true judgment unto the people.
9. The Lord also will be a defence for the oppreffed : even a refuge in due time of trouble.
10 And they that know. thy Name, will put their trust in thee : for thou, Lord, hast never failed them that seek thee.
11 O praise the Lord which
dwelleth in Sion : fhew the
people of his doings. 12 [The poor, op 12 For when he maketh inpressed, ver. 9 that quisition for bloud, he rememknow God's Name,] breth (them] : and forgetteth
not the complaint of the poor.
13 Have mercy upon me, O Lord, consider the trouble which I suffer of them that hate me: thou that lifteft me
up from the gates of death. 14 (Gates.] See the
14 That I may shew all thy Vocabulary. *Daughter of Sion] that praises within the sports] of the is, The City of Sion. daughter of Sion: I will reThe Ancients compa- joyce in thy salvation. red their Cities
15 The heathen are funk beautiful young Women, and therefore cal down in the pit that they made: led them Daughters; in the fame net which they hid by the fame Figure we privily, is their foot taken. call a Ship of War, a 16 The Lord is known to Man of War. Thus we read of the Daughter of execute judgment: the ungodBabylon, PS. cxxxvii. 8. ly is trapped in the work of his the Daughter of Tyre, own hands. Pf. xiv. 13. the Daughter of Jerusalem very ed into hell: and all the people
17 The wicked shall be turn-
alway be forgotten : the pati-
19 Up, Lord, and let not
20 Put them in fear, O Lord: that the heathen may know themselves to be but men.
This which is the Tenth, according to the Hebrew, as
joined to the Ninth by the Greeks, and made a part of it, and has no Title in the Hebrew.
Ut quid, Domine ? Psal. X.
off, O Lord : and hidest thy face in the needful time of trouble?
2 The ungodly [for his own 2 [Out of a greedy luft] doth persecute the poor :
desire of enriching himlet them be taken in the crafty
felf.) See (Luft] in the
Vocabulary * wiliness that they have ima *Wiliness :) Policy. See gined.
the Vocabulary. 3 [The ungodly hath made 3 [The wicked prides boast of his own hearts desire:
himself in this, that he
can, without controul, and speaketh good of the co do what he list; nay, vetous whom God abhorreth.] he is not satisfied to do 4 The ungodly is so proud, mischief himself
, but that he careth not for God :
he justifies and com
mends the unjust Dealneither is God in all his thoughts. ings and Oppressions of those who are his Companions in Iniquity, whom he accounts happy, though the Lord abhor them.]
s His ways are alway grievous t : thy judgments are far
+ To his Neighbours, above out of his light, and there and especially to those
who are under his p.wero fore defieth he all his enemies.
6 For he hath said in his heart, Tush, I shall never be cast down: There shall no harm happen unto me.
7 His mouth is full of cursing, deceit, and fraud : under his tongue isungodlinefsand vanity.
8 He fitteth lurking in the thievish corners of the streets : and privily in his lurking dens doth he murther the innocent; his eyes are set against the poor.
9,10* Ravish.] We now 9 For he lieth waiting se-
11 [He can crouch, 11 [He falleth down and
hideth away his face, and he
thine hand : forget not
Is Surely thou hast seen it:
16 That thou mayst take the matter into thy hand : the poor commiteeth himfelf unto thee; for thou art the helper of the
friendless. 17 (The ungodly and
17 Break thou the power of malicious here signifies the ungodly and malicious: Authority, who ivas a (take away his ungodliness, Patron and Advocate and thou shalt find none.] for Vice; as may appear by the foregoing words, viz. Break thou the Power or Arm; for it may be observed, that this Hebrew word, when it fignifies Power, as here no doubt it does, imports a very great and extraordinary degree of it, such as is in Princes and Generals. See Dan. xi. 6, 22. Job xxxv. 9. where the same word (Zeroang] is used.
(Do thou deal with this overgrown Sinner, as he has deferved, remove out of the way him that is the example and support of Vice; then Wickedness will want encouragement, which will be an effectual means wholly to suppress ir.]
18 The Lord is King for ever and ever : and the heathen are perished out of the land.
19 Lord, thou hast heard the [desire] of the poor : thou pre
19. (Prayer.] parest their heart, and thine ear hearkeneth thereto. 20 To help the fatherless and
20 [The Atheistical poor unto their right : that (the Tyrannizing Opprefman of the earth be no more
for.] exalted against them. A Psalm of David, composed by him, when Saul began
to have evil Designs against him; and when he was advised by some to seek for Safety in the Mountainous parts of Judæa.
In Domino confido. Pfal. XI. N the Lord
trust : [And therefore why
do ye put me in a fright,
and bid me fly away soul, that she should flee as a
like a Bird before the bird unto the hill ?]
Fowler to the tops of 2 For lo the ungodly bend the Mountains ? ] their bow, and make ready their arrows within the quiver: that they may privily shoot at them which are true of heart. 3 [For *the foundations will
* The Foundations be cast down: and what hath here may properly be
taken in the same sense the righteous done? ]
as they are, Pf.lxxxii.5. where they fignify Justice, Order, the keeping Oaths and Promifes, which are the Bonds of humane Society; all which Saul had broken : So the sense of che whole Verse is this, viz. (My Enemies break through all the standing Rules of Justice, and common Honesty ; And what have I, who have punctually cb. servd these Rules, done to deserve so ill Treatment?]