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4. Seek

1. O GIVE thanks unto the Lord, and call upon his name; make known his deeds among the nations.

2. O let your songs be of him, and praise him; tell of all his wondrous works.

3. Glory ye in his holy name; let the heart of them rejoice that seek the Lord.


the Lord, and be strengthened ; seek his face evermore.

5. Remember the marvellous works that he has done, his wonders and the judgments of his mouth.

6. O ye feed of Abraham his servant, ye children of Jacob his chosen.

7. He is the Lord our God, his judgments are in all the earth.

8. He remembereth his covenant for ever, the word which he commanded to a thousand generations. 9.

Even the covenant that he made with Abraham, and the oath that he sware unto Isaac.

10. And appointed the same unto Jacob for a law, and to Israel for an everlasting covenant: 11. Saying, Unto thee will I give the land of Ca


inheritance. 12. When they were yet but few in number; yea, very few, and strangers in the land.

13. What time as they went from one nation to another; from one kingdom to another people.

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14. He suffered no man to do them wrong; yea, he reproved kings for their fakes. 15. Saying, Touch not mine anointed, and do

my prophets no harm.

16. Moreover he called for a famine on the land; and brake the whole staff of bread.

17. He sent a man before them, even Jofeph; who was sold to be a flave.

18. Whose feet they hurt with fetters; the iron caused his soul to faint. 19. Until the time that his saying came to pass

, that the word of the Lord acquitted him.

20. The king sent and loosed him; the ruler of the people let him


free. 21. He made him Lord also of his house, and ruler of all his fubftance,

22. To curb his princes after his will; and teach his fenators wisdom.

23. Ifrael also came into Egypt, and Jacob fojourned in the land of Ham.

24. And he increased his people exceedingly; and made them stronger than their enemies.

25. He turned their heart to hate his people, to deal craftily with his fervants,

26. Then sent he Moses his servant, and Aaron whom he had chosen.

27. They shewed his signs among them, and wonders in the land of Ham.

28. He sent darkness and made it dark, yet they were not obedient to his word.

29. He turned their waters into blood, and New ther fish.

30. Their land brought forth frogs, yea, even in the chambers of their kings.

31. He spake and there came divers fort of flies, and lice in all their coasts,

32. He gave them storms of hail, and flaming fire was in their land.

33. He smote their vines also and their fig-trees, and brake the trees that were in their borders.

34. He spake and the locusts came, and caterpillars without number ; ;

35. And they did eat up all the herb in their land, and devoured the fruit of their ground.

36. And he smote all the first-born in their land, the chief of all their strength.

37. He brought them forth also with silver and gold; and there was not one feeble person among their tribes.

38. Egypt was glad when they departed; for the fear of them had fallen upon them.

39. He spread out a cloud to be a covering, and fire to give light in the night season.

40. They asked and he brought quails, and satisfied them with the bread of heaven.

41. He opened the rock, and the waters gushed out ; rivers ran in the dry places,

42. For he remembered his holy promife, and Abraham his servant.

43. And he brought forth his people with joy, and his chosen with gladness.

44. And gave them the lands of the heathen, and they inherited the labour of the nations.

45. That they might keep his statutes and observe his laws. Hallelujah.


Evening Prayer.


Tbis Pfalm contains an account of the continued ingra

titude and rebellion of the Israelites against God, and bis great mercy and forbearance, until at length be suffered them to be carried into captivity; yet that even then they experienced the loving kindness of God. From the 4th, 5th, and 47th verses we might conjecture that it was written towards the end of the captivity, which is Kennicott's opinion.

5. That I

1. O GÍVE thanks unto the Lord, for he is gracious ; for his mercy endureth for ever.

2. Who can express the noble acts of the Lord, or shew forth all his praise?

Ž. Blessed are they that keep judgment, and at all times do that which is right.

4. Remember me, O Lord, with the favour that thou bearest unto thy people; O visit me with thy salvation.


see the good of thy chosen, that I may rejoice in the gladness of thy nation; and glory with thiñe inheritance.

6. We have finned with our fathers, we have done amiss and dealt wickedly.

Our fathers regarded not thy wonders in Egypt, neither kept they thy great goodness in remembrance, but rebelled when they came up towards the red sea.

8. Nevertheless he saved them for his name's fake ; that he might make his power known.

ģ. He rebuked the red fea also, and it was dried up; so he led them through the through a wilderness.

IÓ. And he saved them from the hand of him that hated them; and redeemed them from the hand of the enemy.

11. And the waters covered their enemies, so that not one of them remained.



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