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6 [The heavens have decla 6 [Heaven has been red his righteousness:] and all on our fide, and has

made God's Justice athe people have seen his glory. gainst his Enemies most

illustrious and apparent. ] 7 Confounded be all they that worship carved images, and that delight in vain gods :

7 * Gods,] that is,

Angels. See Heb. 1. 6. worship him, all ye * gods.

8 Sion heard of [it,] and 18 [ These glorious rejoyced : and the * daughters


* Daughters,] that is, of Juda were glad, because of Cities, Psal. ix. 14. thy judgments, oʻLord.

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, see that ye hate the thing which is evil : the Lord preserveth the souls of his faints; he shall deliver them from the hand of the ungodly.

II There is sprung up [a JI [Comfort, Joy;] light] for the righteous : and Efth. viii. 16. joyful gladness for such as are true-hearted. 12 Rejoyce in the Lord, ye

12 That his Faithrighteous: and give thanks (for fulness-to his People a remembrance of his holiness.] may never be forgot.

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Evening Prayer.
A Pfalm which is believed to have been made by David,
as well as the former, and upon a like occasion.

Cantate Domino. Psal. XCVIII.
Sing unto the Lord a

new song : for he hath
done marvellous things.

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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 3,4. [Saving|Power.] [fálvation: ] his righteousness

hath he openly shewed in the fight of the heathen.

4 He hath remembred his 4 [Faithfulness. ]

mercy and struth] toward the house of Israel: and all the ends of the world have seen the salvation of our God.

s Shew your selves joyful unto the Lord, all ye lands: fing, rejoyce and give thanks.

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

7. With trumpets also and shawms: O fhew your selves joyful before the Lord the

King. 8, 9. See Pfal. xcvi.

8 Let the sea make a noise, 31, 12.

and all that therein is: the round [Rivers.] See Vocab. world, and they that dwell


9 Let the [flouds] 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.

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This Psalm is also thought to have been penned! by David, on much the same subject with those which go before.

Dominus regnavit. Pfal. XCIX.
The Lord is King, be the

people never so unpatient: he fitteth * between the * Between the Cheru. Cherubims, be the earth never

bims.] See Psal.lxxx.I. so unquiet. 2 The Lord is great in Si

2 + Where his Ark is

placed, and he is Woron t: and high above all peo- Tipped. ple.

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

4 [The kings power loveth 4 [ The Power of judgment, thou hast prepared our Heavenly King, deequity : thou hast executed lights to exercise itíelf

in doing Juftice: Thou, judgment, and righteousness in

O God, haft provided Jacob.]

for us moft equitable Laws, thou hast always govern’d the People of Israel in a most reasonable and righteous manner.]

SO magnifie the Lord our 5. [Ark.) Mem. God God: and fall down before his is represented as ficting, [footstoo!,) for he is holy: bims :. The Cherubims were over the Mercy-leat, which therefore is called God's Throne. The Mercy-seat was over the Ark, and therefore the Ark is called his Footstool. So Exod. xxv. from the soch to the 23d.

6 Moses and Aron among his (priests, ] and Samuel a 6 [Ministers.) imong such as call' upon his Name : these called upon the Lord, and he heard them. 7 He spake unto them out of Exod. xxxiii. 9, 10,

Numb. xii. s. the cloudy pillar: for they

I Sam. iii, 10. kept his teftimonies, and the law that he gave them. 8 Thou heardest them, o


8 * And,] that is, Lord our God:[thou forgavest (And even when thou them, O God, * and punishedit didst punish them, yet

their own inventions.] thou didft it in Mercy, thou didst abate of that, which thou mightest have in rigour inflicted on them ; so that thou mightest at the same time be said to pardon, and yet to punish.]

90 magnifie the Lord our

God, and worship him upon his 9 t Of Sion. holy hill + : for the Lord our

God is holy. À Pfalm of Praise, which used to be sung at the Sacrificing Peace-Offerings which were for a Thanksgiving, Lev. vii. 12, 13. as Grotius, Hammond, and Bishop Patrick observe from the Chaldee Paraphrase. Accordingly we Christians use it, after having read a Chapter out of the Gospels, in acknowledgment of God's Love to us in Christ. 4,

Jubilate Deo. Psal. C.

Be joyful in the Lord, all

ye lands: serve the Lord with gladness, and come before

his presence with a song. 2 't Not only Men, but 2 Be ye sure, that the Lord Heirs of bis Promises, he is God; it is he that hath Eph. ii, 10. (Whom he feeds in

made us,t and not we our his own Pasture the selves : we are his people, Church.]

[and the sheep of his pasture. ] 3 * His Gates,

3 O go your way into * his Courts, that is, the Gate, and the spacious into *his courts with praise: be

gates with thanksgiving, and parts of his Temple.

thankful unto him, and speak good of his Name.

4. For the Lord is gracious, 4 Faithfulness in

his mercy is everlasting: and his performing what

he has [truth] endureth from generapromised.]

tion to generation.

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* his

A Pfalm


A Pfalm of David after Saul's Death, but before he was

fully settled in the Kingdom, or bad removed the Ark to Zion; and’tis a lively Emblem of the Kingdom of Christ and his Church, Rev. xix. II, to the 19th.

Mifericordiam do judicium. Pfal. CI.
Y song shall be of (mer-

[ The Mercy thou

haft shew'd to me, and cy and judgment:] un

the Judgments with to thee, O Lord, will I sing. which thou hast con

2,0 let me have understand founded mine Eneing: in the way of gadliness.

mies, 3 [When wilt thou come vouchsafe me thy gra

3 (When wilt thou unto me]: I will walk in my cious Presence, by enahouse with a perfect heart. bling me to bring thy

4 I will take no wicked Ark to Zion, the place thing in hand; I hate the fins of my own Abode?) of unfaithfulness: there shall no süch cleave unto me.

FA froward heart shall depart from me: I will not (know] a wicked person. 5 [Own, or Favour.]

6 Whoso privily slandereth his neighbour: him will I destroy.

7 Whoso hath also a proud look and high stomach: I will not suffer him.

8 Mine eyes look upon such as are faithful in the land : that they may dwell with me. 9

Whoso leadeth a godly life: he shall be my servant.

10 There shall no deceitful person dwell in my house: he that telleth lies, shall not tarry in my fight.

11 I shall soon destroy all the ungodly that are in the


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