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8 (Taken notice of, considered my trouble, and hast or own'd, ] See PS. 1. 7. [known] my soul in adversities.
9 Thou hast not shut me up into the hand of the enemy:
but haft fer my feet in a large o + Viz. In this spa- room t,,, cious Wilderness. See
10 Have mercy upon me, o the Title
Lord, for I am in trouble : and mine eye is consumed for very heaviness; yea, my soul and my body.
II For iny life is waxen old with heaviness: and my years with mourning.
12 My strength faileth me, because of mine iniquity : and
my bones are consumed. 13 [A Jest, and By 13 I became [a reproof] af word.) Šee Reproof in mong mine enemies, but espethe Vocab.
cially among my neighbours; and they of mine acquaintance were afraid of me, and they that did see me without, convęyed themselves from me.
14 I am clean forgotten, as
a dead man out of mind : I am 14 + Which is thrown out of Doors as nothing become like a broken veffel 1. worth.
15 For I have heard the 15 [Slander and Re. [blasphemy] of the multitude: proach.] See Blaspheme and fear is on every side, while In Vocabulary
they conspire together against me, and take their counsel to take away my life.
1.16 But my hope hath been
in thee, O Lord; I have faid, 19 The time of my Thou art my God. Life' and Death, my Deliverance or Destru 17 [My time is in thy hand,] Cion, is in thy power.] deliver me from the hand of
mine enemies: and from them
18 Shew thy servant the
19 Let me not be confoun-
lying lips be put
21 how plentiful is thy
22 (Thy Favourand privily
by thine own presence, Providence over them, from the provoking of all men: represented by the thou shalt keep them fecretly Wings of the Cheruin thy tabernacle from the strife dow the Mercy-seat ang of tongues.]
Ark, shall defend them from the Challenges and Insults of wicked Men.]
23 Thanks be to the Lord; for he hath shewed me marvel- escape out of a strong
23 [In affifting my lous great
kindness [in a strong well - fortified City. ] city.]
25. Nevertheless thou heard-
his faints: for the Lord preferveth them that are faithful, and plenteously rewardeth the
proud doers :, 27 [Be vigorous, and
27. [Be strong,] and he shall resolved in your Duty establish your heart: all ye that to God.]
put your trust in the Lord. Evening Prayer. Secend Penitential Pfalm. A Psalm of David ; Some think it was intended for pub
lick use on the solemn Day of Expiation.
Leffed is he whose unrigh
tegufness is forgiven : and whose sin is covered.
2: Bleffed is the man, unto whoin the Lord imputeth no sin: and in whofe fpirit there
is no guile. 3 [For during the
3. (For while I held my rime that I was under fecret Grief met Horror tongue]: my bones consumed for the foulness of my away through my daily comSin, and before I had plaining. confeffed and beg'd 4 For thy hand is heavy uprardon for it)
on me day and night: and my moisture is like the drought in fummer.
5 I will acknowledge my sin unto thee: and mine unrighteousness have I not hid.
6 I said, I will confess my fins unto the Lord: and so thou forgavest the wickedness of my fin,
7 For this shall every one * Thee and Him] are both meant of God. that is godly make his
prayer The change of Person unto * thee, [in a time when
thou mayest be found: but in in such cases is not un
usual. See the two the great water-floods they shall not come nigh *him.]
7 (Before the Day of Evil, and publick Calamity be come ; for in the time of God's Vengeance, when a Deluge of Misery, like that in the Days of Noah, surprises and overwhelms Men, 'cwill be too late to fuc for Mercy; there will then be no coming near him.)
8 Thou art a place to hide 8 Thou shale cause me in, thou shalt preserve me
all about me to congra
tulate my Deliverance from trouble : (thou shalt com- withHymns and Songs.] pass me about with songs of deliverance.]
9 I will inform thee, and 9 This Verse seems teach thee in the way wherein to be the Speech of thou shaltgo: and [I will guidel nitent Sinner, and likethee with mine eye.]
wise the roch. [Thou shalt always be under my particular Care and Direction, I will always be ready to Counsel and Advise thee.] Thus our Saviour guided St. Peter with his Eye, Luke xxii. 61.
10 Be ye not like to horse 10 [Left, if once and mule, which have no ün- they get loose, they fall derstanding: whose mouths formidable Weapons, must be held with bit and bri- their Teeth and Hoofs dle, [left they fall upon thee.]
and will neither be led II Great plagues remain for
12 Be glad, O ye righteous,
whofe mouths upon thee with those
A Gencral Thanksgiving for the Works of Nature and
righteous for it becom.
2 Praise the Lord with harp; : sing praises unto him with the
lute, and instrument of ten
strings. 3 [With a Shout or
3 Sing unto the Lord a new Alarm, like that of Soldiers, when they Tri song: sing praises hustily unto umph or Engage.] So him (with a good courage.] the Hebrew Word fig. 4. For the word of the Lord gifies, fof. vi. 20, &c. is true : and all his works are
s He loveth righteousness, and judgment: and the earth is full of the goodness of the Lord.
6 By the word of the Lord were the heavens made : and all the hosts of them by the breath of his mouth.
7 He gathereth the waters of
the sea together, as įt were upSo that to the
on an heap t: and layeth up Eye they appear higher the deep, as in a treasure-house, Sban the Shore.
8 Let all the earth fear the Lord : stand in awe of him, all ye that dwell in the world;
9 For he spake, and it was done : he commanded, and it stood faft.
10 The Lord bringeth the counsel of the heathen to nought; and maketh the devices of the people to be of none effect, and cafteth out the counsels of
princes. 11 [Purposc, or De
II The (counsel] of the cree.] See Vocab.
Lord shall endure for ever: and the thoughts of his heart from generation to generation.