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4 [They went astray in the way in Travelling thro' wilderness out of the way: and vast Wildernefles, and uninhabited Deserts, in found no city to dwell in ;] order to return into s Hungry and thirsty: their their own Country.] soul fainted in them.

6 So they cried unto the Lord in their trouble: and he delivered them from their distress.

7 He led them forth by the
right way : that they might
go to the city where they dwelt.

8 O that men would there-
fore praise the Lord for his
goodness : and declare the
wonders that he doth for the
children of men!

For he satisfieth the empty
soul: and filleth the hungry
soul with goudness;

10 Such as fit in darkness, FsofThe most defpe- and in the shadow of death: race Condition.]

being fast bound in misery and

11 Because they rebelled a-
gainst the words of the Lord :
and lightly regarded the coun-
fel of the most Highest;

12 He also brought down their heart through heaviness : they fell down, and there was none to help them.

13 So when they cried unto the Lord in their trouble : he delivered them out of their distress.

14 For he brought them out of darkness, and out of the


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T shadow of death: and brake e their bonds in sunder.

IS O that men would there. fore praise the Lord for his goodness: and declare the wonders that he doeth for the children of men!

16 For he hath broken the gates of brass : and smitten the

16 + To make way for bars of iron in sundert.

his people to escape out 17 Foolish men are plagued of Prison. + for their offence: and because 17 + With Sickness, of their wickedness.

Job xxxiii. 19, 20. 18 Their foul abhorred all manner of meat : and they were even hard at deaths door.

19 So when they cried unto the Lord in their trouble: he delivered them out of their diftress.

20 He sent his word, and healed them: and they were saved from their destruction.

21 O that men would there. fore praise the Lord for his goodness; and declare the wonders that he doeth for the children of men!

22 That they would offer unto him the sacrifice of thanksgiving: and tell out his works with gladness!

23 * They that go down to 23 * They that go the sea in ships : and occupy

diwn to the Sea in Ships.]

So the Ancients use to their business in great waters,

express themselves, Sec 24 These men see the works

Jon. i. 3. of the Lord ; and his wonders

in the deep.

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25 For at his word the stor

wind ariseth: which lifteth up the waves thereof.

26 They are carried up to the heaven, and down again to. the deep: their soul melteth away because of the trcubie.

27 They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man: and are at their wits end.

28 So when they cry unto the Lord in their trouble: he delivereth them out of their distress.

29 For he maketh the storm to cease: so that the waves thereof are ftill.

30 Then are they glad, because they are at reft: and so he bringeth'them unto the haven where they would be.

31 O that men would therefore praise the Lord for his goodness: : and declare the wonders 'that he doeth for the

children of men!
32 The * People and
the *Elders signify the him also in the

32 That they would exalt

him also in the congregation of whole Affembly ; for among the Jews, the

the * people: and praise him in Doctors, Rulers, and the seat of the elders. Elders liad a distinct Apartment from the People, and the Service being much in Antiphone or Response, part was spoken by them that officiated in the Seat of the Elders, and the rest by the Mulcitude, or conimon Men. Hammond.

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barren: for the wickedness of them that dwell therein.

35 Again, he maketh the wilderness a standing-water : and water-springs of a dry ground.

36 And there he setteth the hungry: that they may build them a city to dwell in.

37 That they may fow their land, and plant vineyards : to yield them fruits of increase.

38 He blesseth them, so that they multiply exceedingly: and suffereth not their cattle to de crease.

39 And again, when they are minished and

brought low: through oppression, through any plague or trouble ;

40 Though he suffer them to be evil intreated through tyrants: and let them wander out of the way in the wilder:


41 Yet helpeth he the poor out of misery: and maketh him housholds like a flock of sheep.

42 The righteous will confider this and rejoyce: and the mouth of all wickedness shall be stopped. 43

Whofo is wise will ponder these things: and they shall understand the loving kindness of the Lord.

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A Song of Psalm of David, being composed of the

five last Verses of the Fifty seventh Psalm, and eight of the last Verses of tbė Šixtieth. See Title of Psalm Šixty. This Alteration seems to have been made when David had made greater progress in fubduing those Enemies mentioned 2 Sam. viii." And particularly, Says Dr. Ham. in taking Rabbah, 2 Sam. xii. 29. Paratum cor meum. Pfal. CVIII.

God, my heart is ready,

my heart is ready: I will sing and give praise with the beft member that I have.

Awake, thou lute and harp. I my felf' will awake right early. 03. I will give thanks unto, chee, O Lord, among the people; I will sing praise unto thee among the nations. 4 For thy mercy


greater than thie heavens: and thy truth reacheth unto the clouds.

5 Set up thy self, O God, a, bove the heavens: and thy glo

fyabove all the earth. 6, 7, doc. To the end. 6. That thy beloved may See P/al. Ix. 5.

be delivered let thy righthand save them, and hear thou me.

7. God hath spoken in his holinefs: I will rejoyce therefore and divide' Sichem, and mete out the valley of Succoth. 8 Gilead is mine, and Ma


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