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from our Courts of Ju- such as are true in heart shall dicature, return thither follow it.] again :) Here is a pause or stop, then the Pfalmift begins again.
[All true-hearted Men will, by all honeft means, pursue this good end, namely, that Justice may return to the Courts of Judicature.)
16 [I am ready to 16 Who will rise up with me do my part, and shew all reasonable Zeal in against the wicked: or who so good a cause, as to
will take my part against the bring all offenders to evil-doers? just Punishment; but where almost is the Man, who would join with me in so glorious an Undertaking?]
17. If the Lord had not helped me : it had not failed but my soul had been put to silence. .
18 But when I said, My foot hath slipped : 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 [ Throne or Tri 20 Wilt thou have any thing bunal. * Imagineth Devi
to do with the [stool] of Wickseth, contriveth, resol- edness : which imagineth misveth. See Vocabulary. chief as a Law?
21 They gather them together against the Soul of the righteous and condemn the innocent blood.
22 But the Lord is my refuge: and my God is the strength of
23 He shall recompense them their Wickedness, and destroy them in their own malice: yea, the Lord our God shall destroy them.
The Nineteenth Day. Morning Prayer.
have no Title in the Hebrew ; but relates to the Times
Venite, exultemus. Pfal. XCV.'
the Lord : let us heartily
I (Him on whose salvation.]
3 For the Lord is a great
4. In his hand are all the [corners] of the earth : and 4 [ Dark, remote,
unknown parts.] the strength of the hills is his also.
s The sea is his, and he made it and his hands prepared the dry land.
6 Ocome, let us worship and fall down: and kneel before the Lord our Maker.
7 For he is the Lord our God:. 7 The Nation whom and we are [the people of his he feeds and guides in pasture, and the sheep of his try,
and with his im, hand.]
in the day of temptation in the
wilderness; Exod. xiv, xv, xvi.
9[When your fathers tempted [When your An
me: proved me, and saw my cestors doubred of new Proofs of my Presence works.] amongst them, tho' they had seen the wonderful deliverance which I wrought for them at the Red-fea, had tasted of the Waters which I had made sweer, when it was bitter before, and eac of Manna from the Clouds.]
Deut. xxix. 4, 5. 10 Forty years long was I 10[Taken notice of, grieved with this generation and or observed.]
Taid : It is a people that do err in their hearts, for they have
not (known] my ways; Numb. xiv. 28.
II Unto whom I sware in * My rest,] that is, the Land of Canaan :
my wrath: that they should not So called also Deu. xii.g. enter into * my reft. a Type of that eternal Rest which God has promised his people, Heb. iv. 8.
This Psalm also, tho'it wants a Title in the Hebrew,
appears to have been Composed by David at the bring-
Sing unto the Lord a new
song: sing unto the Lord, all the whole earth.
2. Sing unto the Lord, and praise his Name: be telling of his falvation from day to day.
Declare his honour unto the heathen: and his wonders unto all people. 4For the Lord is
cannot worthily be praised: he
5 As for all the gods of the
6, 7. * Worship, that before him: power and honour
is, Majesty. See Vocab. are in his fanctuary:
7 Ascribe unto the Lord, o ye kindreds of the people: ascribe unto the Lord * worship
8 Ascribe unto the Lord the
9 [In his Sanctuary, the beauty of holiness: ] let the adorned, as becomes so
which is beaurified and whole earth stand in awe of Holy a Place.] him.
10 Tell it out among the heathen, that the Lord is King: and that it is he who hath made the round world so fast that it cannot be [moved,] and how 10 [Unsettled, or that he shall judge the people put out of course.) righteously 11 Let the heavens rejoyce,
Il, 12. When the and let the earth be glad: let Pfalmist invites the Seas, the sea make a noise, and all the Fields, and Woods, that therein is.
to praise God, he either
means those people chat '12 Let the field be joyful,and remain in the Seas, all that is in it: then shall all the Woods, and Fields, or trees of the wood rejoyce be- else he does it by a fore the Lord.
Poetic Figure, whereby
senseiess things are spoken to, as if they were real and racional Persons. See Psal. xix.
13 For he cometh, for he cometh to judge the earth: and
with righteousness to judge the 13(According to his Declarations and Pro. world, and the people ( with mises. ]
'Tis generally believ'd, and on good grounds, that David
penned this Psalm after bis having overcome several Heathen Nations, i Chron. xviii. 1. and that it is a Prediction of Christ's Reign over the Heathen World.
Dominus regnavit. Pfal. XCVII. 1 * The Isles] figni He Lord is King, the fies not only the smaller
earth may be glad Continents, but all remote and heathenish thereof: yea, the multitude of Countries. Compare *the isles may be glad thereof.] Isai. xlii. 4. and Matt. xii. 21.
[God now has shewed, that He is King of the Gentiles, as well as of the Jews; and the Gentiles ought to rejoice at it, if they know their own true Interest.]
2, 3, 4, 5 Verses seem to be a Poetical Descri- round about him: righteous
2 [Clouds and darkness are prion of God's interpo. sing for the Jews, a
ness and judgment are the habigainst their Heathen tation of his seat. ] Enemies. See Psal. xviii. 7, Loc.
2 [His Majesty is very terrible indeed, Justice and Vengeance dwell on his Throne.)
3 (He is a consum 3 [There shall go a fire being Fire to all his Ene- fore him: and burn up his enemies.]
mies on every side. ] 4 [He amazes and
4 [His lightnings gave shine terrifies all Mankind, unto the world: the earth faw and especially his Enemies, with the severity it
, and was afraid.] of his Judgments, which, like Lightning, flash in their faces, and will be seen and felt.] 5* The Hills,] that
* The hills melted like wax is, the stouteft Cham
at the presence of the Lord : pions and Generals.
at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.