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5 Thou shalt not be afraid for any terror by night: nor for the atrow that flleth by day;

6. For the pestilence that walketh in darknes: nor for the sickness that destroyeth in the noon-day.

A thousand shall fall beside theè, and ten thousand at thy right hand: but it shall not come nigh thee:

7.8 Yea; with thine eye shalt thou behold: and see the reward of the ungodly.

9 For thou, Lord, árt my hope: thou hast set thine house of defence very high. "ió There shall no evil happen unto theè: neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.

* For he shall give his angels charge over thee: to keep thee

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12 They shall bear thee in their hands: that thou hurt not thy foot against a stone.

13. Thou shalt go upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou tread under thy feet.

14 Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him up, because he hath known my Name:

15 He shall call upon me, and I will hear him: yea, I am with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and bring him to honour.

16 With long life will 1 fatisfy hini: and shew himn my falvation.

§ Psalm 92. Bonum est confiteri. HTT is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, and to fing

praises unto thy Name, O moft Highest;

For he foall give his Angels charge over thee, &c. ral deliverance; we thereby tempt God, and mult exThis passage Satan quoted in order to induce our pect to reap the fruits of our Fait*, Saviour to cast himself down from a Pinnacle of the This Psalm was par icularly composed to be fung Temple, Mat. ii. And tho' our Lord very properly upon the Sabbath Day. Te Fía mit Ter-in joyfuliy repulsed the Temptation by another quotation : yet celebrates the wonderful works of God; but especia’ly ve y good Christian may justly hope for the support the wise conduct of his Providence towards the Wicked and protection of God and his Angels amidst dangers and the Righteous : sepresenting inat though the and dittreffes that are not of his own procuring. But Wicked may flourish fo. a time, vet they are rooted if we rafhly and unnecessarily expose ourselves to troubles and dificulties in conudence of a fupernatu- nually and abundantly in God's lavour and proiection.

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2 To tell of thy loving kindness early in the morning: and of thy truth in the night-season;

3 Upon an instrument of ten strings, and upon the lute: upon a loud instrument, and upon the harp.

4 For thou, Lord, haft made me glad through thy works: and I will rejoice in giving praise for the operations of thy hands.

5 O Lord, how glorious a're thy works: thy thoughts are very deep.

6 An unwise man doth not well consider this: and a fool doth not understand it. 7 When the ungodly are green as the grass

, and when all the workers of wickedness do flourish. then thåll they be destroyed for ever; but throu, Lord, art most Highest for evermore.

8 For lo, thine enemies, O Lord, lo, thine enemies shall perish: and all the workers of wickedness shall be destroyed.

9 Buť mine horn shall be exalted like the horn of an unicorn: for I am anointed with fresh oil.

10 Mine eye also shall see his lust of mine enemies: and mine ear shall hear his desire of the wicked that arise up against me.

I The righteous shall Aourish like a palm-tree: and shall spread abroad like a cedar in Libanus.

13 Such as be planted in the house of the Lord: shall flourish in the courts of the house of our God.

14 They also shall bring forth more fruit in their 'age: and fhall be fat and well liking:

15 That they may shew how true the Lord my strength is : and that there is no unrighteousness in him.

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| Psalm 93. Dominus regnavit. THE Lord is King, and hath put on glorious apparel: the

Lord hath puton his apparel, and girded himself withstrength. 1 It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, Esc. rest to the Miod, that Man being detached from all To celebrate the praises of God ought deler vedly to worldly Business, might collect all his faculties to me be a part of every Days employment; but especially ditate 'upun and celebrate the works of God. of the Lord's Day: which was designe . not so much 1 The removal of the A k to Mount Sion is supposed 10 afford a sluggish ease to the Body, as an enlivening to have been the occasion of this Psalm ; in which the

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2 He hath made the round world so sure: that it cannot be moved.

3 Ever since the world began hath thy seat been prepared: thou art from everlasting.

4 The floods are risen, O Lord, the floods have lift up their voice: the floods lift up their waves.

5 The waves of the sea are mighty, and rage horribly: but yet the Lord, who dwelleth on high, is mightier.

6 Thy testimonies, O Lord, are very sure: holiness becometh thine house for ever.

|| Psalm 94. Deus ultionum. Lord God, to whom vengeance belongeth: thou God; to

whom vengeance belongeih, shew thyself. 2 Arise, thou Judge of the world: and reward the proud after their deferving.

3 Lord, how long shall the ungodly: how long shall the ungodly triumph?

4 How long shall all wicked doers speak fo disdainfully: and make such proud boasting?

5 They smite down thy people, O Lord: and trouble thine heritage.

6. They murder the widow, and the stranger: and put the fatherless to death.

7. And yet they say, Tush, the Lord shall not fee: neither Thall the God of Jacob regard it.

8 Take heed, ye unwise among the people: O ye fools, when will ye

understand? Propher celebrates the Majesty of God, and the Sove- reduced by the cruelty of their Enemies; whose in reign power by which he governs the World, and par- folence, impiety and blafphemies he repretents in a ticularly his People

very striking light. He however adores the wisdom : From the nature of this Pfalm it seems to have and goodnels of God in the chastisements he had in. been composed in the Babylonish captivity, or under Aiated upon his people; and foretels their dęsiverance some other grievous oppression. The Pfalmift here and the destruction of their Enemies. describing the distress to which the Israelites were

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9 He that planted the ear, shall he not hear : or he that made the eye,

shall he not see? 10 Or he that nurtureth the heathen: it is he that teacheth man knowledge, shall not he punish?

il The Lord knoweth the thoughts of man: that they are but vain.

12 Blessed is the man whom thou chastneft, O Lord: and teachest him in thy law.

13 That thou mayest give him patience in time of adversity: until the pit be digged up for the ungodly.

14 For the Lord will not fail his people: neither will he forsake his inheritance;

15 Until righteousness turn again unto judgment: all such as are true in heart, shall follow it.

16 Who will rise up with me against the wicked: or who will take my part against the evil doers?

17. If the Lord had not helped me: it had not failed, but my foul had been put to silence.

18 But when I said, My foot hath slipped: thy mercy, O Lord,

held me up.

19 In the multitude of the sorrows' that I had in my heart : thy comforts have refreshed

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foul. 20 Wilt thou have any thing to do with the stool of wickedness: which imagineth mischief as a law?

21. They gather them together against the soul of the righteous: and condemn the innocent blood.

22 But the Lord is my refuge: and my God is the strength of my confidence.

23 He thall recompence them their wickedness, and destroy them in their own malice: yea, the Lord our God shall destroy them.

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R A Y. ER, || Psalm 95. Venite, exultemus. : Come, let us sing unto the Lord: let us heartily rejoice in

the strength of our falvation. 2 Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving: and shew ourselves glad in him with psalms.'

3 For the Lord is a great God: and a great King above all gods.

4. In his hand are all the corners of the earth: and the strength of the hills is his also.

5 The fea is his, and he made it: and his hands prepared the dry land.

6.0 come, let us worship, and fall down: and kneel before the Lord our Maker. 5-7. For he is the Lord our God: and we are the people of hispasture, and the sheep of his hand. 15:08 To day if ye will hear his voice harden not your hearts: as in the provocation, and as in the day of temptation in the wildernafais !!!, 9

When your fathers tempted me: proved me, and faw my works.

10 Forty years long was I grieved with this generation, and said: It is a people that do err in their hearts, for they have not known my ways;

11. Uuto whom I sware in my wrath: * that they should not enter into my rest.

|| Psalm 96. Cantate Domino. Sing unto the Lord a new song: sing unto the Lord, all the

hole earth. || The author of this Psalm exhorts the People of Land of Cañaan. The Apostle to the Hebreus explains

, amesto Göd to praise him for the various benefits he had con with respect to Chriftians, of Heaven, Heb. iv. And ferred upon them: and endeavours.to deter-them from as the Israelites through their Unbelief came fhost of "ir.gratitude and disobedience from the confideration of Canavn? So the Apeitle says, 'let is labour 1o enter into the punishment inflicted upon their Apceltors in the that Ref (of Heaven) but any Man fall after the Japce

sample of Unbelief * l hai they should not enter into my Reft, &c. This Rest || David compofed this Psalm upon the removal of which to the Iraelites in the Wildei liels fignified the the Ark to Sion. It is thought to contain an illus

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