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01 10 We fee not our tokens, there is not one prophet more: no, not one is there among us, that understandeth any more.

11 O God, how long shall the adversary do this dishonour: how long shall the enemy blafpheme thy Name, for ever?

12 Why withdraweft thou thy hand why pluckest thou not thy right hand out of thy bofom to confume the enemy?

13 For God is my King of old: the help that is done upon earth, he doeth it himself.

14 Thou didst divide the fea through thy power: thou brakest the heads of the dragons in the waters.

15 *Thou fmoteft the heads of Leviathan in pieces: and gaveft him to be meat for the people in the wilderness.

16 Thou broughteft out fountains, and waters out of the hard rocks: thou driedft up mighty waters.

17 The day is thine, and the night is thine: thou haft prepared the light and the fun.

18 Thou haft fet all the borders of the earth: thou haft made fummer and winter.

19 Remember this, O Lord, how the enemy hath rebuked: and how the foolish people hath blafphemed thy Name.

20 O deliver not the foul of thy turtle dove unto the multitude of the enemies: and forget not the congregation of the poor for


21 Look upon the covenant: for all the earth is full of darkness, and cruel habitations.

22 O let not the fimple go away ashamed: but let the poor and needy give praise unto thy Name.

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23 Arife, O God, maintain thine own caufe: remember how the foolish man blafphemeth thee daily.

World, and the common courfe of Nature,

*Thou Smoteft the Heads of Leviathan in pieces, &c. By this is fgnified the deftruction of Pharaoh and his Hoft in the Red Sea; who being afterwards caft upon

the fhore, the Ifraelites probably were enriched with their fpoils.-The remembrance of paft Mercies encou→ rage us to hope for more.

24 Forget not the voice of thine enemies: the prefumption of them that hate thee, increafeth ever more and more.


§ Pfalm 75.

U we give thanks.

NTO thee, O God, do

Confitebimur tibi.

we give thanks: yea, unto thee do

2 Thy name alfo is fo nigh: and that do thy wondrous works declare.

3 When I receive the congregation: I fhall judge according unto right.

4 The earth is weak, and all the inhabiters thereof: I bear up the pillars of it.

5 I faid unto the fools, Deal not fo madly: and to the ungodly, Set not up your horn.

6 Set not up your horn on high: and fpeak not with a ftiff neck. 7 For promotion cometh neither from the eaft, nor from the weft: nor yet from the fouth:

8 And why? God is the Judge: he putteth down one and fetteth up another.

9 *For in the hand of the Lord there is a cup, and the wine is red: it is full mixt, and he poureth out of the fame.

10 As for the dregs thereof: all the ungodly of the earth fhall drink them, and fuck them out.

11 But I will talk of the God of Jacob: and praise him for ever. 12 All the horns of the ungodly alfo will I break: and the horns of the righteous fhall be exalted.

|| Pfalm 76. Notus in Judæa.

Ni Jewry is God known: his Name is great in Ifrael.


2 At Salem is his tabernacle: and his dwelling in Sion.

§ The author of this Pfalm, who was probably David; praifes God, that alter various troubles he had established him in his Kingdom; and he determines to govern it righteously, and to fupprefs Iniquity; he declares that God is the difpofer of all things, raising fome and debafing others, and who, as Judge of the

World, punishes the Wicked, and protects the Righ


*For in the band of the Lord there is a cup. c. The fente of this paffage is as if David had faid "Unless "ye cease to rebel against me, God will inflict the most grievous calamities upon you, which shall be worse

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3 There brake he the arrows of the bow: the fhield, the sword, and the battel.


Thou art of more honour and might: than the hills of the robbers.

5 The proud are robbed, they have flept their fleep: and all the men whofe hands were mighty, have found nothing.

6 At thy rebuke, O God of Jacob: both the chariot and horse are fallen.

7 *Thou, even thou art to be feared: and who may ftand in thy fight when thou art angry?

8 Thou didft caufe thy judgment to be heard from heaven: the earth trembled, and was ftill,

9 When God arofe to judgment: and to help all the meek upon


10 The fiercenefs of man fhall turn to thy praife: and the fiercenefs of them fhalt thou refrain.:

II Promife unto the Lord your God, and keep it, all ye that are round about him: bring prefents unto him that ought to be feared.

12 He fhall refrain the fpirit of princes: and is wonderful among the kings of the earth.


§ Pfalm 77. Voce mea ad Dominum.

WILL cry unto God with my voice: even unto God will I cry with my voice, and he shall hearken unto me.

2 In the time of my trouble I fought the Lord: my fore ran, and ceafed not in the night-feafon; my foul refufed comfort.

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3 When I am in heavinefs, I will think upon God: when my heart is vexed, I will complain.

4. Thou holdest mine eyes waking: I am fo feeble that I cannot fpeak.


I have confidered the days of old: and the years that are past. 6 I call to remembrance my fong: and in the night I commune with mine own heart, and search out my fpirits.

7 Will the Lord abfent himself for ever: and will he be no more intreated?

8 Is his mercy clean gone for ever: and is his promise come utterly to an end for evermore?

9 Hath God forgotten to be gracious: and will he fhut up his loving kindness in displeasure ?

10 * And I faid, It is mine own infirmity: but I will remember the years of the right hand of the most Highest.

II I will remember the works of the Lord: and call to mind thy wonders of old time.

12 I will think also of all thy works: and my talking shall be of thy doings.

13 Thy way, O God, is holy: who is fo great a God as our God?

14 Thou art the God that doeth wonders: and haft declared thy power among the people.

15 Thou haft nightily delivered thy people: even the fons of Jacob and Jofeph.

16 The waters faw thee, O God, the waters faw thee, and were afraid: the depths also were troubled.

17 The clouds poured out water, the air thundered: and thine arrows went abroad.

18 The voice of thy thunder was heard round about: the lightn

And I faid it is mine own Infirmity, &c. When Afflictions would lead us to diftruft the divine goodnefs; let us reflect upon God's past mercies towards us; and confider for what wife and excellent purposes

thofe Afflictions may be laid upon us: and this, in every well difpofed mind, will effectually banish all murmuring and discontent.

ings fhone upon the ground, the earth was moved, and shook withal.

19 Thy way is in the fea, and thy paths in the great waters: and thy footsteps are not known.

20 Thou leddeft thy people like fheep: by the hand of Mofes and Aaron.




Pfalm 78. Attendite, popule.

EAR my law, O my people: incline your ears unto the words of my mouth.

2 I will open my mouth in a parable: I will declare hard fentences of old;

3 Which we have heard and known: and fuch as our fathers have told us;

4 That we should not hide them from the children of the ge nerations to come: but to fhew the honour of the Lord, his mighty and wonderful works that he hath done.


He made a covenant with Jacob, and gave Ifrael a law: which he commanded our forefathers to teach their children;

6 That their pofterity might know it: and the children which were yet unborn;

To the intent, that when they came up: they might fhew their children the fame;

8 That they might put their truft in God: and not to forget the works of God, but to keep his commandments;

9 And not to be as their forefathers, a faithless and stubborn generation: a generation that fet not their heart aright, and whofe spirit cleaveth not stedfastly unto God;

10 Like as the children of Ephraim: who being harnessed, and carrying bows, turned themselves back in the day of battel.

This is an hiftorical Pfalm in which the praises of God are celebrated on account of the works and miracles which he had wrought in favour of his Peo

ple: and contains the History of the Ifraelites from their departure out of Egypt to the times of David.

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