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3 O pluck me not away, neither destroy me with the ungodly and wicked doers : which speak friendly to their neighbours, but imagine mifchief in their hearts.
4 Reward them according to their deeds : and according to the wickedness of their own inventions.
5 Recompense them after the work of their hands: pay them that they have deferved.
6 For they regard not in
8 The Lord is my ftrength
my heart dancech for
9 The Lord is my strength:
† As a Shepherd doth
his Flock. them
A Psalm of David, which seems to have been composed
(Says Dr. Ham.) after bis subduing the Heathen Kings, and People mentioned 2 Sam. viii. Bishop Patrick Supposes that God had interposed and assisted David in these Victories, by causing violent Storms of Thinder and Lightning, by which the Enerny was disorder'd and gouted; which; if so, may be the reason of the Psalmists so often mentioning the great efficacy of this Meteor.
Afferte Domino. Pfal. XXIX.
Ring unto the Lord, Oye f Emblems of your
bring young ramst own Power, Ifai. Ix. 7.
unto the Lord : ascribe unto the * Worship; that is, Majefty. See Vocab.
Lord * worship and strength.
2 Give the Lord the honour due unto his Name : worship the Lord with holy worship.
3. It is the Lord that commandeth the waters : it is the glorious God that makėth-the thunder.
4 It is the Lord that ruleth 4 * The Voice of the the sea; the *voice of the Lord Lord;) that is, Theis mighty in operation : * the Thunder.
of the Lord is a glorious voice.
5 The voice of the Lord 5,6 * Libanu's is a Mountain of Syria, and
breaketh the Cedar-trees: yea, as the Thunder rends the Lord breaketh the Cedars the Cedars of Libanus, of * Libanus. fo did the Divine Pow
6 He maketh them also to skip er by the hand of David and his Army, fub- like a calf : * Libanus also, and due the great Princes
* Sirion like a young unicorn.] of that Country, and slew 22000 of their Men, 2 Sam, viii. 5.
6 * Sirion, which is called allo Hermon and Shénir, Deut. iii. 9. was very near to Libanus, and may be supposed to refer to the fame Victory.
5,6 [The Thunder makes the tallest Trees thar are in *Libanks md * Sirion, and even the Mountains themselves to skip like the
young. Creatures that feed upon them : nay, it breaks and tears in-pieces those Trees, as the Power of God has enabled me to de ftroy the Princes of that Country to which these Mountains be..' long.)
7 [The voice of the Lord 7 [The Thunder curs divideth the flames of fire,] the
a way into all Quarters voice of the Lord Thaketh the for the Lightnin
* Cades is the wil. wilderness : yea, the Lord fha- derness sometimes calketh the wilderness of * Cades. led Zin, in the Borders of the Edomites and Moabites, Numb. xxvii. 1, 14. Numb. xxxii; 36. As the Thunder shakes the wilderness, to did David chofe People, 2 Sam. viii. 2. 14. 8 The voice of the Lord
8 t By affrighting maketh the Hinds to bring them. For fear haftens forth young,t and *discovereth the Delivery, Sa.iv.19. the thiek bushes : in his temple
*Discovereth the thick Bushes
Coverts doth every man speak of his wherein the Hinds exhonour.
pect shelter. To discover is here taken in a very particular sense, just as ’ris by our New Translators, Fer. xii. 22. viz. to make any thing cease to be a covering. (The thickest Bushes shall not cover or protect the Hinds from the violence of the Thunder.]
9 The Lord sitteth above the 9 * Water-flood: 1 * water-floud : and the Lord
The Clouds, the Trea
sures of Rain, doc, remaineth a King for ever. hereby are figuratively
The Lord shall give meant the great number strength to his people : the Lord of David's Enemies. shall give his people the blessing
See Ifa. xxviii.2. lix.19, of Peace:
The Sixth Day. Morning Prayer. A Psalm of David at the Dedication of David's House,
after it bad been pallisted by Absalom, 2 Sam. xvi, 21, 25. Ham. Pátr,
Exaltabo te, Domine. Pfal. XXX,
for thou hast set me up: and not made my foes to triymph over me,
¥Thou hast healed me.] 2 O Lord my God, I cried To be healed in Scrip. unto thee: and *thou hast healfies to be deliver'd from ed me. any Evil, 2 Chron, viii. 14. Jer. xiv. 19.
3. Thou, Lord, haft brought 3,(The state of the my soul out of [hell]: thou haft dead.] See Vocabulary. kept my life from them that go
down to the pit. 4 [That his Mercy 4 Sing praises unto the Lord, and faithfulness may be Oye faints of his : and give duly remembred.)
thanks unto him [for a remem
brance of his holiness.] 3 [The effect of s For his wrath endureth but his Favour, and good the twinkling of an eye, and [in * pleasure, is Life and his *pleasure is life]: heaviness Safery.]
may endure for a night, but joy
ved: thou, Lord, of thy goodf Zion, which was a ness hadît made my hill + fo Strong-Hold, 2 Sam.v.7.
7 Thou didft turn thy face from me: and I was troubled.
8 Then cried I unto thee, O Lord : and gat me to my
Lord right humbly. 9 [Whar Service can I do thee when I am 9 [What profit is there in
blood: when I go down to the 10 (shall my Ashes pit ?] be able to declare thy Goodness ? nay, will.
10 [Shall the dust give thanks not thy Promises rather unto thee : or shall it declare. seem to fail, and lose thy truth ? ] their Credit, if I should be defeated by my Ene
II Hear, O Lord, and have mies
, and fall by their mercy upon me: Lord, bę thou hands, contrary to thy my helper, own express word ? ] 12. Thou haft turned my Psal. Ixxxix. 21,22,23. heaviness into joy : thou hast
A Psalm of David, composed on occasion of bis escape from
In te, Domine, speravi. Psal. XXXI.
my trust: let me never be
1 (Mercy.] Sec
3 And be thou my strong
For thou art my strong
s Draw me out of the net that they have laid privily for me: for thou art my strength.
6 Into thy hands I commend my spirit : for thou haft redeemed me, O Lord, thou God of truth.
7 I have hated them, [that 9 [who have any hold of fuperftitious vanities:] regard to the Idols of and my trust hath been in the the Heathen, to AstroloLord.
gers, Southsayers, dec.]
Ham, Patr. Ainswo,