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brakest the heads of the [dra 14 [ Sea-Monsters.]
So he calls the Comgons] in the waters.
manders of the Egypti. IS Thou smoteft the heads
an Army. öf (Leviathan] in pieces : and Vs (Pharaoh.] Ezegavest him to be meat for * the kiel alludes to these people in the wilderness.
By * the People in the Wilderness] is here meant the Beasts and Birds : These may be called People in the same sense that 'the Ants and Conies are, Prov.XXX. 25, 26. Pharaob and his Army being drowned in the Red-Sea, and thrown up on the Shore, were there left as a Prey to the Birds and Beasts, the proper Inhabitants of the Defart,
16 Thou broughtest out fountains, and waters out of the hard rocks: thou driędft up mighty waters.
17 The day is thine, and the Exod. xvii. 6. night is thine: thou hast pre
Numb. XX. II. pared the light and the sun. Fof. iii. 15, 17. 5 118 Thou haft sér all (the bor 18 [The several Cliders] of the earth : thou hast mates, and the bounds
of all Kingdoms and made summer and winter.
Empires.) Aits xvii.25, 19 Remember this, O Lord, how the enemy hath (rebuked:] 19 (Reproached.) and how the foolish people hath blafphemed thy Name, 20 O deliver not the foul of 20 [Thy Church,
which is as true to chee, thy (turtle-dove) unto the mul
as the Turcle to her titude of the enemies : and for- Mate, and, like that get not the congregation of the bird, makes her moan, poor for ever.
and 'silenc Complaints 21 (Look upon the cove
to thee.] nant: for all the earth is full of 21 [Remember thy darkness and cruel habitations.] ham, whereby thou
Covenant with Abradidst promise this Land to him and his Postericy, Gen.xv.7. whereas 'tis now invaded by ignorant Idolaters, and inhabited by the inost cruel Enemies.] 22 Olet not the [simple]
aż 'Humble, ops go away alhamed: but let the pressed. See Vocab
poor and needy give praise unto thy Name.
23 Arise, O God, maintain thine own cause : remember how the foolish man blafphemeth thee daily
24 Forget not the voice of thine enemies: the presumption of them that hate thee, encreaseth ever more and more.
The Fifteenth Day. Morning Prayer. A Ffebm or Song of Afaph, probably the Seer mentioned
2 Chron. xxix. 30.. Confitebimur tibi. Psal. LXXV.
Nto thee, O God, do we
give thanks : yea, unto
thee do we give thanks. 2 (Thy Power is al
2. [Thy Name also is so ways present, and at nigh]; and that do thy wonhand]
drous works declare: 'The 3d and 4th Ver
3 When I * receive the conres are the words of God Hiinself. Ham.
gregation: I shall judge accor3. To * receive the ding unto right. Congrezation] is a Phrase fignifying to undertake the Government or a People, to interpofc or preside in Srare-Assemblies : Sometimes God is represented as discarding a People co such a degree, as ro'rake no notice of their publick Transactions, Hof. viii. 4. but when he receives them again inco Favour, then he takes their : publick Consultations into his.Care, and does by his Providence dired and mcderate their Counsels. 4 [Ians and publick
4 The earth is weak, and all Jifice which are elle
the inhabiters thereof: I bear where called Foundations, Pf.xi. 3.here Pillars, up the (pillars] of it. 5, 6. [ Echave nice
s I said unto the foo!s, Deal vour seives like info: not so madly : and to the unfer, wavering, ungo- godly, [Set not up your horn,
6 Set not up your horn on governable ; Horned high: and speak not with a
Bcass.] ftiff neck.]
7. For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west: nor yer from the south.
8 And why? God is the Judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another. 9 Forin the hand of the Lord 9 God's Judgments
are frequently reprethere is a cup, and the wine is
sented by a Cup of red: it is full mixt, and he wine (itli. 22. Jer. poureth out of the fame. XXV. 15, doc.) of it, 10 As for the dregs thereof: felf very fupifying,
but filled here with all the ungodly of the earth
mixture of other Inshall drink them, and suck them gredients, which make
ic more lo II But I will talk of the God of Jacob : and praise him for ever.
12 All the [horns) of the un 12 [ Strength or godly also will I break : and
The iath Verse seems the horns of the righteous shall
to contain God's Anbe exalted.
swer to the foregoing Resolution of his people, in whose Perfon the Pfalmift fpeaks.
A Psalm or Song of Asaph. See Title of the foregoing
Psalm ; it seems to have been composed on occasion of
Notus in Judaa. Psal. LXXVI.
Jury is God known: his
2 At [Salem) is his taberna [Jerusalem] called cle: and his dwelling in Sion.
Salem, Gen. xiv. 18. There brake he the arrows of the bow": the shield, the Tword, and the battel,
14 [Thou, O Sion, by 4 [Thou art of more honour virtue of the Divine Presence, wert
and might : than the hills of
more able to defend us, than the robbers.] those Hills, where our Ravenous Enemies
had their Camp, were to secure them.]
5 [These infolent Al 5 [The proud are robbed, they Syrians, who thrcatned have nept their fleep: and all all with ruine, are now become a Booty to us: the men whose hands were they lay down to sleep, mighty, have found nothing.] and never wake again? 6 At thy rebuke, O God of The hands of thofe Jacob: both the chariot and carried away that plun- horse are fallen. der which they expect 7 Thou, even thou art to be ed.] See 2 Kings Xix.3s, feared: and who may stand in
thy fight when thou art angry? 8 Dr.Hammond thinks
18*Thou didst eause thy judgic past doubt that the descent of the Angel to
ment to be heard from heaven: destroy Senacherib's Ar- the earth trembled and was still, my was accompanied with Thander, which he takes to be the meaning of that Expression.
* Thou didft cause thy Judgment to be heard . ] He likewise understands the trembling of the Earth in a literal fenfe ; and obLerygs, chat the descent of the Angel, Matt. xxvii. 2. was attended with an Earthquake: and by means of this Thunder and Earthquake, and destruction of the Asyrian Army, there was a grcat Calm, the Earth was still, the Land had rest, the Country was in quiet. 9 + Not only in the
9 When God arose to judgLand of Juda, but in other places for by this
ment: and to help all the meek Quat Slaughter, not only upon earth t. the Jews, but other Nations were deliver'd from their fear, and from that ruine which:fa numerous, an Army might have effe&ted.
10 (Thus thou shalt: 1.o [The fiercenefs of man get Praise and Glory to shall turn to thy praise : and thy, felf, by; checking and disappointing the the fiercenefs of them shalt thou furious Wrath of inso- refrain. lent Men, as thou now hast, by restraining this proud Asyrian : And thou shalt deal with him for the future, as thou hast already; chou Mile curb and suppress the violence of his Rage.] JOR?
II Promise unto the Lord : your God, and keep it, all ye
that are round about him: bring presents unto him that ought to be feared.
12 [He shall refrain the spi 12 (He shall humb!c rit of princes: and is wonder- the proud Stomach of ful among the kings of the the moft oppreffive Ty.
rants; and does never earth.]
more truly exercise his Prerogative, than when by extraordinary Works of Providence, he shews himself to be King of Kings, and Lord of Lords.
A Pfalm of Afaph, during the Captivity of the Jews
under the Babylonians : So that 'tis wholly uncertain
Voce mea ad Dominum. Pfal. LXXVII,
voice : even unto God will I cry with my voice, and he shall hearken unto me.
2 In the time of my trouble I fought the Lord : (my fore 2 [The grief of my ran] and ceased not in the Mind verted itself.] night-season,; my foul refused comfort.
3 When I am in heaviness, I will think upon God: when my heart is vexed, I will complain.
4 Thou holdest mine eyes waking: I am fo feeble that I cannot speak t.
4 4 By reason of the
disorder and perturbation s I have considered the days of my Mind. of old : and the years that are paft.
6 I call to remembrance my song : and in the night I com