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filed, and made Jerusalem an heap of stones.
2 The dead bodies of thy servants have they given to be meat into the fowls of the air: and the flesh of thy faints unto the beasts of the land.
3 Their blood have they shed like water on every side of Jerusalem: and there was no man to bury them.
4 We are become an open Shame to our enemies : a very fcorn and derision unto them
that are round about us.
5 Lord, how long wilt thou
6 Pour out thine indignation upon the heathen that have not known thee: and upon the kingdoms that have not called upon thy Name.
7 For they have devoured Jacob: and laid waste his dwelling-place.
8 O remember not our old sins, but have mercy upon us, and that soon : for we are come to great misery.
9 Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of thy Name:. O deliver us, and be merciful unto our sins for thy Names fake.
10 Wherefore do the heathen 10 + Is it not because thou haft hitherto delay'd say: Where is now their Godt to manifejt thy Power in our behalf?
II' O let the vengeance of
12 O let the forrowful figh-
14. So we that are thy people
A Pfalm of Asaph on the same subject with the former,
Qui regis Ifrael. Pfal. LXXX.
I Sometimes yo eph, Israel, thou that leadest that is, the two Tribes Joseph like a sheep : shew thy of Ephraim and Manafself alfo, [thou that fittest upon res, denotes the whole the Cherubims.]
People of Israel. See
Pfal.lxxx. 5 Obad. 18. [Thou who dost in a peculiar manner reside over the Cherubims which cover the Ark.] Exod. xxv. 22. '
2 [Before Ephraim, Benja 2 Thou, who useft, min, and Manasses] : ftir up by the token of thy thy strength, and come and Presence, to march out
before Ephraim, Benjahelp us.
min, and Manasses which were the three Tribes which used to follow immediately after the Ark. Num. ii. 18, 20, 22.
Mem. The Feast of
log Blow up the trumpet in
the new moon t even in the
tute for Israel: and a law of
the God of Jacob.
out of the land of Egypt, and
had heard à ftrange language. God fpeaks from the
6 I eased his fhoulder from
Exod. ili. 8. 7 Thou calledft upon me in
[and heard thee, what time as
the storm fell upon thee. ]
8' [I proved thee also: at the
waters of strife.]
9 Hear, O my people, and
thou wilt hearken unto me,
10 [There shall no strange
thou worship any other god.]
, 36, 64.
11 I am the Lord thy God, who brought thee out of the
land of Egypt: [open thy
II [Whatever your mouth wide, and I Thall fill it.] be, I will satisfy them.]
Cravings and Desires 12 But my people would not hear my voice : and Israel would not obey me.
13 [So I gave them up unto 13 [So I left them their own hearts lufts : and let ons, and to worship
to their own Inclinaci. them follow their own imagi- those falfe Gods, for nations.]
which they had such a 14 Othat my people would fondness.] have hearkened unto me : for if Israel had walked in my ways,
15 I should soon have puc down their enemies : and turned my hand against their adversaries.
16 The haters of the Lord 16 + See Pfal.lxvi. 2, should have been found liarst: the time of God's peo
* Their time, that is, but * their time should have en
ple. dured for ever. 17 He should have fed them
17 In Judea the Bees also with the finest wheat-flow- used the Rocks, and er : and with hony out of the
even the Ground
Hives to lay up their ftony rock should I have fatif
Hony, Deut. xxxii. 14. fied thee.
I Sam. xiv. 25, 26.
Evening Prayer. A Pfalm of Afaph, the Seer, mentioned 2 Chron. xxix.
30. being a Complaint of the Corruption of the Courts of
Deus ftetit. Pfal. LXXXII.
I [Assemblies of Ma. gregation of princes]: he gistrates.]
See ver, 6. is judge among gods.
2 How long will ye give wrong judgment : and accept the persons of the ungodly?
3 Defend the poor and fatherless : see that such as are in need and necessity have right.
4 Deliver the out-cast and poor : save them from the hand
of the ungodly. 5 f Being blinded with 5 They will not be learned Bribes and Ignorance.
nor understand, but walk on * Tie foundations of still in darkness f: all *the founthe earth) are Laws and dations of the earth are out of Justice. See Psal. xl. 3.
course. 6 God calls Magi 6 I have said, Ye are gods : strates by his own Name and ye are all the children of God's, Ex. xxii.28. compard with A&s xxiii.s. the most Highest
. 7 [In such a manner, 7 But ye shall die like men: by some fuch exempla. and fall I like one of the ry Death, as wicked
princes.] Tyrants use to do.)
8 Arise, O God, and judge
thou the earth : for thou shalt 8 * Heathen] that is, take all * heathen to thine inheall Nations.
A Pfalm or Song of Asaph, defiring Aliftance from
God, against several Princes and Nations, then in Confederacy agains& the Jews. Bifhop Patrick seems inclined to think 'twas the Confederacy mention'd 2 Chron. xx. but which Afaph this was, or whether any of them mentioned in Scripture,' is altogether", uncertain. Deus, quis fimilis ? Pfal. LXXXIII.
Old not thy tongue,
God, keep not still filence : refrain not thy felf, Q God.
2 For lo, thine enemies make a murmuring: and they that hate thee have lift up their head.