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fathers: we have done amiss,
and dealt wickedly,

7 Our fathers regarded not
thy wonders in Egypt, neither
kept they thy great goodness
in remembrance: but were dif-
obedient at the sea, even at the
Red-sea,

8. Nevertheless he helped them for his Nainés sake: that he might make his power to be known.

9 He rebuked the Red-fea Exod. xiv. also, and it was dried up : fo

9 [onjas firm ground he led them through the deep, marcbdr upon in che

as they afterwards (as through a wilderness.] Wilderness.

10 And he saved them from
the adversaries hand! and deli-
vered them from the hand of
the enemy

413 ?
II As for those that troubled in
them, the waters overwhelmed
them: there was not one of
them left.
12 Then believed they his

Exod. xv.
words: and sang praise uhto
him.

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13. [ Wait forgat his works: and would Commands, or stay co

know from God, what not sabide his counsel.] they fhould do, now

that they wanted Provisions.) 14 But [lust] came upon Numb. xi. 4; 5. them in the wilderness : and 14 E An excessive, they tempted God in the desert ungovernd desire of

eating Flesh. ] See is And he gave them their (Luft) in Vocab. défire: and [sent leanness with [Thó they did al into their soul.]

eat to the full, yet in

stead of thriving with it, they who did not die, were much pined and wasted.]

16 They

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: The Psalms Explain'd. 21 ft Day. Numb. xvi.

16 They angred Moses allo in the tents: and Aaron the

faint of the Lord. Numb. xvi.

17 So the earth opened, and swallowed up Dathan: and covered the congregation of Abirăm.

18 And the fire was kindled

burnt up the ungodly. Exod. xxxii. 19 [The Image which Horeb: and worshipped [the

19 They made a calf in was made by melting or casting Metal.]

molten image.]

20 Thus they turned their 20 (Godi] Jer.ii.It. [glory: ] into the fimilitude of

a calf that eateth hay.

21 And they forgat God their 'Sávioür: who had done

so great things in Egypt; 22 * Ham] was the 22 Wondrous works in the great Ancestor of the land of * Ham : and fearful Ægyptians, Gen. x. 6.

- things by the Red-lea.

23 So he said he would have

destroyed them, had not Moses -7% am

his chosen stood before him in 23 † which their Sins the gapt: to turn away his had made for God to enter" in, as an Enerhy to wrathful indignation, lest he destroy them. See Exod. should destroy them. xiii. 5. Moses made up this breach by his Pray of that||pleasant land: and gave

24 Yea, they thought fcorn er and Interceffion Exod. xxxii. 11; 14. no credence unto his word. 1 Numb. xiiiz xiv. 5:25 But murmured in their

tents: and hearkened not un

to the voice of the Lord. Nump. xxvi. 63, 6C. 26 [Then lift he up his hand perform that great act against them : to overthrow of Justice, of destroy them in the wilderness.;) ing those who rebeli'd against him in the Desert.)

2

Deut. i. 27.

xxi., J.

27 [To cast out their feed

Numb. xiv. 45. among the nations :

and to

27.[And of causing scatter them in the lands.] some of them to be subdued and dispersed among the Heathen, and become Inhabitants of their Countries:] 92 28 [They joined themselves Numb. xxv.

28 [They afterwards unto Baal-peor : and * ate the

listed themselves among offerings of the dead.]

the Worshippers of that İdol Baal-peor, and partook with the Heathens in the Sacrifices which they offer'd to dead Men, whom they vainly fancied to be Gods.] * Ate,] did Eat.

29 Thus they provoked him to anger with their own inventions: and the plague was great among them.

30 Then stood up Phinees 30 [Earnestly interand [ prayed ] : and so the ceded, or made an a

conement ,

as likewise plague ceased.

Mofes in much the same cafe had done before. Compare Numb.xxv.13. Exod.xxxii.3i, &ra

31 [And that was counted 31 [And chis was unto him for righteousness: accounted so good, and

glorious an Action, what among all posterities for ever his Memory ever was, inore.]

and shall be precious

amongst all good Men.] 32 They angred him also Numb. xx. 12. at the waters of strife : so that

32 [For a Sin ivhich he punished Mofes [ for their they provok'd him to

commit.
fakes; ]

.
33 Because they provoked
his spirit ; so that he spake un-
advisedly with his lips.

34 Neither destroyed they judges i. 21, 27, 296
the heathen : as the Lord com-
manded them;

3ş But were mingled among Judges ii. 11, 12 the heathen: and learned their

jii. 5, 6. works,

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36 Insomuch that they wor

shipped their idols, which turnDeut. xii. 30, 31. ed to their own decay: yea,

they offered their sons and their daughters unto devils,

37. And shed innocent blood, even the blood of their fons and of their daughters: whom they offered unto the idols of Canaan, and the land was defiled with blood.

38 Thus were they ftained

with their own works : and 38 of After ftrange went a whoring † with their Gods.

own inventions.

39 Therefore was the wrath of the Lord kindled against his people : infomuch that he ab

horred his own inheritance. udges iii. 8. vi. 3. 40 And he gave them over X. 6. xiii. 1.

into the hand of the heathen: and they that hated them, were lords over them.

41 Their enemies oppreffed them : and had them in subjection.

42 Many a time did he deliver them: but they rebelled against him with their own inventions, and were brought down in their wickedness.

43 Nevertheless, when he saw their adversity : he heard their complaint.

44 He thought upon his covenant, and pitied them, according into the multitude of his mercies : yea, he made all

those

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those that led them away cap-
tive to pity them.
45. Deliver us, O Lord our 45 Gather up all us

of the Jewish Nation, God, and ( gather us from a

who are ícritered up mong the hcathen: ) that we

and down in Peathenish may give thanks unto thy holy Nations, and bring us Name, and * make our boast of home to our own Counthy praise.

try. ] [is probable

that he means those who, during the Reign of Saul, had been taken Prisoners, or drove out of their own Country, 1 Sam. xxxi. by the Philistines and others.

* Make our boast of thy praise,] that is, shew the best Skill and Devotion we are able in praising thee, and value our selves for being so honourably employd.

46 Blessed be the Lord God of Israel from everlasting, and world without end : and let all the people say, Amen.

The Twenty Sccond Day. Morning Prayer. The Author, and occasion of this Psalm 15 iunknown; but

it is a Thanksgiving to God, for deliver ince from prima
tivity, Imprisonmint, Sickness, Storms at Seã, &c.

Confitemini Domino. Pfal. CVII.
Give thanks unto the

Lord, for he is gracious :
and his mercy endureth for

O

ever.

2 Let them give thanks whom the Lord hath redeemed: and delivered from the hand of the enemy;

3 And gathered them out of the lands, from the east, and from the west: from the north, and from the south.

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3 See Psal. cvi. 450

4 [They

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