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17 [In stead of thy fathers 17 [In lieu of the thou shalt have children: whom Fathers, the Patriarchs,

of whom thou useft to thou mayeft make princes in all boast, thou shalt have lands.]

Converts from among the Gentiles, called Sons and Daughters, Isai. lx.4.) many of which shall be Kings and Princes in all parts of the World.]

Note, That this 17th Verse was never fulfilled in any sense by the Sons of Pharaoh's Daughter. Reboboam could scarce retain two of the Tribes of Israel in subjection ; and even he was not the Son of Pharaoh's Daughter. See i Kings xiv. 21. So like wise the 7th and 12th Verses cannot be applied to any but Christ, in a plain and obvious sense. They who understand them of Solomon are obliged to use some Art, and to depart from the natural meaning of the words. 18 I will remember thy

18 This Verse canName from one generation to

not be better underanother : therefore shall the it as the Voice of the

stood, than by taking people give thanks unto thee, Church to Christ. *world without end.

* World; that is,

Age or Time. See Vocab. This Psalm is thought to have been composed by David, after those great Vietories mentioned 2 Sam. viii.

Deus noster refugium. Psal. XLVI.
OD is our
I strength: a very present
help in trouble.

Ż Therefore will we not fear 2 By Storms and though the earth be moved: and Earthquakes, here we

are to understand that though the hills be carried into Ruine and Confusion the midst of the sea.

which is caused by the 3 Though the waters there- Invasion of Foreign of rage and swell: and though Enemies. See ver. 6. the mountains shake at the tempeft of the fame.

4 [The rivers of the flood 4 The streams of thereof shall make glad the city from fuch an Earth

Water that proceed of God : the holy place of the quake and Tempest, tabernacle of the most Highest.] Thall be so far from doing any damage to Zion, the City, and Dwelling-place of God, that they shall, on the contrary, only give the Inhabitants thereof an'occafion of Joy and Thanksgiving for their Deliverance.]

s God

s God is in the midst of her, therefore shall she not be removed: God shall help her, and that right early.

6 The heathen make much

ado, and the kingdoms are mo6 [Thc Inhabitants ved: but God hath fhewed his of Foreign countries voice, and (the earth shalt melt like Wax before the away.] Fire.]

7 The Lord of hosts is with us: the God of Jacob is our refuge.

8 O'come hither, and be

hold the works of the Lord : 8. [The Heathen Na- what destruction he hath cions that threarned us with ruine.]

brought upon (the earth.]

9 He maketh wars to cease in all the world : he breaketh the bow, and knappeth the

spear in sunder, and burneth 9 *Chariots) were of the* chariots in the fire. old much used in War, 10 Be ftill then, and know Jos. xvii. 16. doro that I am God: I will be ex

alted among the heathen, and I will be exalted in the earth.

II The Lord of hosts is with us: the God of Jacob is our


Evening Prayer.
This Psalm seems to bave been used at the carrying tbe

Ark up to Sion, 2 Sam. vi. which was a Type of our
Saviour's Ascension into Heaven.

Omnes gentes, plaudite. Pfal. XLVII.

all ye to God with the voice of melody.

Oglap your hands together,



2. For the Lord is high and to be feared: he is the great King apon all the earth. :

3 He shall subdue the people under us : and the nations under our feet. 4. (He shall choose out an

4* The worship of Ja. heritage for us: even the *worcobs} that is, The Glofhip of Jacob whom he loved.] ry and Honour of the People of Jacob'; by which was meant the Ark, or the San&uary, wherein the Ark was placed : So it is called, Amos vi. 8. viii. 7. See the word (Worship] in the Vocabulary. So chen this will be the fenfe of the Verfe, viz.

(This is the Blessing which God shall entail on us and our Posterity; and, indeed, the most valuable Inheritance that he can choose for us, that we should enjoy the Ark, the token of his Presence, and the emblem of Heaven ; which is the greatest Priviledge and || Glory of the People of Israel, his beloved People, the thing which they chiefly value, and in which they excel ali other Nations,

| Mem. The Ark is called the Glory, 1 Sam. iv. 21, 22. Rom.ix.4.
s [God is gone up with a

5 (God is gone up merry noise : and the Lord by the special token of

his Presence (the Ark with the * sound of the trump.] into the Hill of zion, with Shouts of Joy and Praise; the Lord is gone up * with the sound of the Trump, in a solemn and pompous manner,] 2 Sam. vi. 5,15. See Psal. xxiv. 7, 9.

6 O sing praises, sing praises unto our God : O sing praises, sing praises unto our King.

7 For God is the King of all the earth : sing ye praises with understanding,

8 God reigneth over the heathen: God fitteth upon his

holy feat.

9 [The princes of the people 9 (The Princes of the are joined unto the people of Tribes are now unanithe God of Abraham : for God rest of that people that

mously mer, with the which is very high exalted, doch worship

the God of A

braham :


braham: nor need they defend the earth, as it were with fear an Invasion, tho a shield.] they have left their Houses unguarded ; for God, who is the sovereign of the World, has promised to defend and protect them.] Exod. xxxiv. 23, 25. A Song, or Psalm, after the defeat of some great Army,

either that of Senacherib, 2 Kings xviii. 17. or those confederated Forces, 2 Chron. xx. Magnus Dominus. Pfal. XLVIII.

Reat is the Lord, and

highly to be praised,: in the city of our God, even upon his holy hill.

2 The hill of Sion is a fair place, and the joy of the whole

earth: upon the north-side liof Jerusaleme eth † the city of the great King;

God is well known in her pa

laces as a sure refuge. 3. (Senacherib, and those other Heathen

3 For lo, [the kings of the Princes who depend on

earth: are gathered, and gone him,] 15. X. 8. or (the by together.] Kings of Moab, Ammon, and Mount Seir 2 Chron: xx. 1, 2, &c. that Kings of the Earth signify Heathen Kings appears from Psal. xlvi. 6, 8. xlvii. 2, 7. xi. 18. Therefore those words [ * of the Earth) are supply'd.

4. They marvelled to see † As God did for us. such things t : they were asto

nished and suddenly cast down.

s Fear came there upon them, and forrow : as upon a

woman in her travail. + As fear shall come 6 + Thou shalt break the upon the Mariners, and Merchants when

ships of the sea : through the east-wind.

7 Like as we have heard, so have we seen in the city of the Lord of hosts; in the city of

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same for ever.
8 [We wait for thy loving-

8 whenfoever we kindness, O God; in the midst are in any: Want or

Difficulty, we always of thy temple.]

refore to thy Temple, and paciently stay till thy time of helping us be come.]

9 [O God, according to thy 9 [And we have alName, fo is thy praise unto the ways found by experiworlds end : thy right hand is is the Lord of Hosts, so

ence, thar as thy Name full of* righteousnels.]

thou art acknowledged to be. so by the most distanc People, who have heard or seen what thou hast done for us : thy Power is full of Mercy coward thy People.] Mem. Righteousness] often signifies Mercy, Psal. xxiv. s. 10 Let the mount Sion re

10 The Daughters joyce, and * the daughter of of Juda, 7 that is, the

Cities of Juda. See Juda be glad : [because of thy Pfal, ix. 14. judgments.]

(Because thou hast II Walk about Sion, and so happily paft Judggo round about her : and tell ment for us against our

Enemies..] the towers thereof.

12 Mark well her bulwarks, 12 (Extol, or praise [set up her houses] : that ye the magnificence of her

Palaces to the height.] may tell them that come after.

Munster. 13 For this God is our God for ever, and ever : he shall be our guide unto death. This Psalm, "concerning the time and Composer whereof

all are filent, seems intended as a Song of Comfort to the
Jews, when under some great Tyranny and Oppression.
The chief Confideration which be proposes to chear them
with, is, the Bad End of Evil Men, and the Happy
End of Good Men.

Audite bac, omnes. Psal. XLIX. O
Hear ye this, all ye peo-

I (Let all Mankind

listen to me with the ple: ponder it with your ears, all ye that dwell in the application for whar

greatest diligence and world.]

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