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LXXXI. 3 Blow up the trumpet in the new moon, in the time appointed of our solemin feast days. Do ye testify the inward joy of your hearts, by all kinds of melody, and especially by the loud noise of trumpets ; such, as wherewith


celebrate the feasts of the new moons, and other set and solemn festivities.

LXXXI, 5 This he ordained in Joseph for a testimony, when he went out through the land of Egypt. This he ordained to be observed of all the tribes, and especially those that are the ringleaders of the rest, even the posterity of Joseph; when he led his people along, from the land of Egypt, through the wilderness,

LXXXI. 7 I answered thee in the secret place of thunder. I answered thee really out of the clouds; from whence I sent thunder, and lightnings, and hailstones, upon thine enemies.

LXXXI. Ibid, I proved thee at the waters of Meribah. I made proof of thee, whether thou wouldest meekly and faithfully attend upon my providence, and keep my commandments, even at those waters, which justly had their name from that strife, which thou hadst with my servant Moses.

LXXXI. 16 With honey out of the rock should I have satisfied thee. See Deut. xxxii, verse 13.

LXXXII. 1 God standeth in the congregation of the mighty; he judgeth among the gods. God is present in the councils of the great rulers of the earth: he surveyeth all their actions and consultations, and passeth judgment upon them accordingly.

LXXXII. 5 All the foundations of the earth are out of course. All things are out of order, good laws are violated, authority is contemned, men are lawless.

LXXXII. 6 I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most high. I have said of the great rulers of Israel, Ye are as the angels of God to the people; yea, as God's own deputies upon earth; yea, as earthly images of God; and ye are all, in a peculiar manner, chosen and respected of the Almighty :

LXXXII. 7 But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the


But ye

shall die like other men ; there shall be no difference beEivist you and those other heathen princes which know not God, in respect of the necessity, and ways, and manner of your death and dissolution.

LXXXIII. 3 And consulted against thy hidden ones. They have laid their heads together, and consulted, how they may root out thy holy seed ; those, whom thou hast in thy secret counsel chosen for thy own, and whom thou hast taken upon thee to protect.

LXXXIII. 6 The tabernacles of Edom, and the Ishmaelites; of Moab, and the Hagarenes; Those of the posterity of Esau and Ishmael, and of Lot and Hagar, which ought, in regard of nearness of blood, to favour and join with the other issue of Abraham and Jacob, they do yet conspire all together against them, &c.

LXXXIII. 7 Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek; the Philistines with the inhabitants of Tyre ; &c. And are in confederacy with the other neighbouring nations, which profess and exercise hostility against thy people Israel.

LXXXIII. 9 Do thou unto them as unto the Midianites; as to Sisera, as to Jabin, at the brook of Kison : Do thou utterly defeat and destroy them, as thou didst the Midianites and their five kings; as thou didst Sisera, the general of Jabin's host, and his strong army, at the brook and valley of Kison :

LXXXIII. 10 Which perished at Endor: they became as dung for the earth. Which perished in the plains of the city Endor, near to that famous river of Kison ; and left their carcasses upon the earth, for a prey to the fowls, and compost to the soil. LXXXIII

. 11 Make their nobles like Oreb, and like Zeeb : yea, all their princes as Zebah, and as Zalmunna. Make their princes and nobles, like unto those princes of the Midianites, which Gideon pursued and slew.

LXXXIII. 13 O my God, make them like a wheel; as the stubble before the wind. Do thou whirl them away, and all their projects and attempts, and scatter them as stubble before the wind.

LXXXIV. 3 Yea, the sparrow hath found an house, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, even thine al tars, O LORD of hosts. O God, how do I, in this my exile, envy those little familiar birds, the sparrow and the swallow, which are allowed to find out quiet nests for themselves and their young, in the houses of men ; yea, near unto thy very altars, O Lord of Hosts; while I am driven away, and not suffered to enjoy the benefit and comfort of thy house!

LXXXIV. 6 Who passing through the valley of Baca make it a well; the rain also filleth the pools. Who cannot be discouraged in their journey towards the holy tabernacle, by all the difficulties of the way; for, though they pass through a dry and barren desert, yet there doth their comfortable resolution make a well of refreshing, and afford them sweet and pleasant showers; in that their heart is possessed with the expectation of that blessing, which they shall be partakers of in that holy mountain.

LXXXIV. 7 They go from strength to strength, every one of them in Zion appeareth before God. And therefore they go on, cheerfully gathering strength and conrage, in the way, until they come into the presence of the Lord, in his temple, upon the hill of Zion.

LXXXIV. 10 I had rather be a door keeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness. I would rather choose to be in the lowest and basest room within thy holy tabernacle, than to be settled in whatsoever dignity, out of the bounds of thy Church.

LXXXIV. 11 For the LORD God is a sun and shield. For the Lord God is the author and fountain of all good and comfort, that can befal his children; and the protector and defender of them from all those evils, which they might be incident into.

LXXXV. 8 He will speak peace unto his people, and to his saints : but let them not turn again to folly. God will be exceeding gracious, no doubt, unto his people, both in his remission and blessings; but let them take heed, that they keep stedfast unto him; and that they be not foolishly miscarried again, into idolatry, and other such grievous offences, as whereby they may justly forfeit his favours.

LXXXV. 10 Mercy and truth are met together ; righteousness and peace have kissed each other. The kingdom of Christ, under the Gospel, shall be exceeding glorious and happy; for therein, the mercy and truth of God will approve themselves to be fully accorded in that, both God will be found true, in the making good of his decreed threats of death to sinful man; and also merciful in saving mankind, lost by sin, through the blood of the Redeemer: and in men, answerably, shall righteousness and peace embrace each other ; for that, upon this imputed righteousness of Christ, joined with true inward sanctification, shall follow a happy peace both with God and with our own consciences.

LXXXV. 11 Truth shall spring out of the earth; and righteousness shall look down from heaven. By the effects wrought upon men here on earth, shall God make good the truth of his promises; and righteousness, which is the free gift of God to men, shall descend from above.

LXXXV. 13 Righteousness shall go before him ; and shall set us in the way of his steps. His servants shall walk before him, in holiness and righteousness; and shall, by these graces, be directed in all the ways of his conmandments.

LXXXVI. S Among the gods there is none like unto thee, O LORD. Amongst those, that are falsely called gods, () Lord, there is none that is like unto thee; there is no less difference, than between that which is nothing and infinite.

LXXXVI. 17 Shew me a token for good; that they which hate me may see it, and be ashamed. O Lord, do thou give some good and sensible proof of thy merciful respect to me; such, as whereby mine enemies may be convinced, and may with shame confess their error, while they spitefully said, There is no help for him in his God.

LXXXVII. 1 His foundation is in the holy mountains. God hath founded his city Jerusalem, and his holy temple, upon the mountains, which he hath chosen.

LXXXVII. 2 The Lord loveth the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob. The Lord taketh more pleasure to dwell in his tabernacle, and his temple, on Zion hill, than in all the rest of the land of Judah or Israel.

LXXXVII. 4 I will make mention of Rahab and Babylon to them that know me : behold Philistia, and Tyre, with Ethiopia ; this man was born there. I rejoice to see that the Church of God shall not always be confined to these narrow bounds of Judea ; but that it shall extend itself to all nations: insomuch as I make account of the most unlikely nations of Egypt and Babylon to be admitted into the bosom thereof; and even amongst the most spiteful Philistines, and the Tyrians, and Ethiopians, there shall be sons born unto God.

LXXXVII. 5 And of Zion it shall be said, This and that man was born in her : and the highest himself shall establish her. And Zion, the true spiritual Zion, shall be so enlarged, that it shall be said of every professed Christian, that he was born in her; and God shall so establish her, that the gates of hell shall not prevail against her.

LXXXVII. 7 All my springs are in thee. All the living waters of true comfort, all graces, and all salvation, are to be found in thee only, (viz. the Church of God.)

LXXXVIII. 5 Free among the dead. I am as a man already admitted into the society of dead men, free and perfectly acquitted from all the cares and affairs of this life.

LXXXVIII. 10 Shall the dead arise and praise thee? Shall the dead arise out of their


and live here among men, and celebrate thy praises ?

LXXXVIII. 12 Shall thy wonders be known in the dark ? and thy righteousness in the land of forgetfulness? Shall notice be taken of thy wonderful works, in the grave? and shall the dead carcasses, in that estate of death where all these earthly things are forgotten, be sensible of thy righteous dealings with the living?

LXXXVIII. 15 I am afflicted and ready to die from my youth up : while I suffer thy terrors I am distracted. My trials and sufferings, as they hare been grievous, and such as have brought me to the very brink of the grave, so they have been also long and tedious; for even from my youth up, hitherto, have I been exercised with them; and, besides the sense of evils, the fear and expectation of them hath been, and is, no small torment and distraction to me.

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LXXXIX. 2 For I said, Mercy shall be built up for ever: thy
faithfulness shalt thou establish in the very heavens.
After all my troubles, I came to this resolution; Thy mercy, O
Lord, is as some goodly structure, which thou wilt never leave to
build up (till thou have finished it) so firmly, that it shall stand for
ever: thy faithfulness in making good all thy promises, is as sure-
ly established, as the very heavens themselves.

LXXXIX. 10 Thou hast broken Rahab in picces.
Thou hast overthrown the proud Egyptian in the Red Sea.

LXXXIX. 12 The north and the south thou hast created them :
Tabor and Hermon shall rejoice in thy name.
Thou hast made all the coasts of heaven : the north and the south
are created by thee: Tabor that is in the west, and Hermon to-
wards the east, do rejoice in thee, and acknowledge thy power.

LXXXIX. 15 Blessed are the people that know the joyful sound. Blessed are the people, whose cars are enured unto the cheerful sound of the sacred trumpets of God, in their solemn feasts and sacrifices.

LXXXIX. 19 Then thou spakest in vision to thy Holy One, and saidst, I have laid help upon one that is mighty, &c. Thou spakest by way of vision to thy holy prophet Samuel, and after him to Nathan thy prophet ; and saidst, I have ordained to give help and victory unto my people, by my strong and mighty champion, David.

LXXXIX. 25 I will set his hand also in the sea, and his right hand in the rivers. I will establish bis rule over those which dwell on the sea coast, and from the river Euphrates to the land of the Philistines ; so as both the Red Sea, and the Mediterranean, together with the rivers of Euphrates, Jordan, and the rest within that compass, shall be swayed by his sceptre.

LXXXIX. 27 Also I will make him my firstborn, higher than the kings of the earth. As he, whom thou, O David, and Solomon, dost represent, as types of him to come, is the firstborn of every creature, and in all things hath the preeminence ; so thou, in figure of him, shalt be advanced to the honour of the highest prince upon earth, having therein the true priviledge of primogeniture.

LXXXIX. 33 Nevertheless my loving kindness will I not utterly take from him, &c. See 2 Sam. vii. 15.

LXXXIX, 36, 37. His throne shall be as the sun before me. It shall be established for ever as the moon, and as a faithful witness in heaven. The spiritual government of Christ, the Son of David, shall continue as firm and stedfast, as the sun and moon, and those other heavenly bodies, which are the faithful witnesses of God's unfail. eble power and providence.

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