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his commandments, to a thousand genera. tions.(e) Be ye mindful always of his cove. nant ; the word which he commanded to a thousand generations. (f) He hath remember, ed his covenant forever ; the word which he commanded, to a thousand generations.(8) JE. HOVAH is merciful and gracious; slow to an. ger, and plenteous in mercy. He will not al. ways chide, neither will he keep his anger forever. He hath not dealt with us after our sins, nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.For, as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his miercy towards them that fear him. As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us. Like as a father pitieth his chiidren, so JEHOVAH pitieth them that fear him. For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust.(b) For Je. HOVAH is good ; his mercy is everlasting, and his truth endureth to all generations.(i) Jeho. VAH is long suffering, and of great mercy ; for. giving iniquity and transgression. (;) For his anger endureth but a moment ; in his favor is life: weeping máy endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning:(k) As for man, his days are as grass : as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth. For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no nyore. But the mercy of JEHOVAH is from everlasting to everlasting, woon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children's chil.
pe) Deut. vii. 9. (f) i Chron. xvi 15. b) Psalm, ciii. 8 - 14. (i) Psalm, c. 5. (k) Puain, xxx. 5,
() Psalm, cv. 8. 6) Numb, xiv. 18
dren : to such as keep his covenant, and to those that remember his commandments, to do them.(1) Jehovah is gracious and full of compassion ; slow to anger, and of great mercy.JEHOVAH is good to all ; and his tender mercies are over all his works.(m) For the Lord will not cast off forever. But though he cause grief, yet will he have compassion, according to the multitude of his mercies. For he doth not afflict willingly, nor grieve the children of - men.(n) For how great is his goodness! and
how great is his beauty.(0) Oh! that men would praise JeHOVAH, for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men ! For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness. (p) O give thanks unto JEHOVAH, for he is good : for his mercy endureth forever. Let the redeemed of JEHOVAH say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy.(9)
Have we not all one father ? Hath not one God created us ?(r) Is be the God of the Jews only? Is be not also of the Gentiles? - Yes, of the Gentiles also : seeing it is one God who shall justify the circumcision by faith, and the uncir. cumcision through faith.(s) For there is no respect of persons with God.(t) Of a truth, I perceive that God is no respecter of persons ; but, in every nation, him that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him.(u)
As I live, sạith Adonai JEHOVAH : Behold, all souls are mine : as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine.(v.) Fury is not in me.(W) For I will not contend forever, neither will I be always wroth ; for the spirit should fail before me, & the souls which I have made.(x) For I am JEHOVAH, I change not ; therefore, ye sons of Jacob are not con. sumed.(y) I drew them with cords of a man, with bands of love.(z)
O praise the JEHOVAH, all ye nations ; praise him, all ye people : for his merciful kind. ness is great towards us ; and the truth of JEHOVAH endureth forever. Praise ye JEHOVAH.Q The glory of JEHOVAH shall endure forever : JEHOVAH shall rejoice in his works. b
Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits; even the God of our salvation! JEHOVAH is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works. d O bless our God, ye people; and make the voice of his praise to be heard ! e For with JEHOVAH there is merey, and with him is plenteous redemption. And he shall redeem Israel from all her iniquities.fr He hath remembered his mercy, and his truth, toward the house of Israel : all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God. Make a joyful noise unto JEHOVAH, all the earth ; make a loud noise,and rejoice,and sing praise.com Sing praises to God, sing praises ; sing praises? unto our King, sing praises. For, God is the
o Ezek. xviii. 3,4 « Isa xxvii. 4. « Isa. Ivii. 16. y al 6. 2 Hos. xi. 4. a Psal. cxvii, 6 Psal. civ. 31. c Psald 11. 10. d Psal. cxlv. 17, e lxvi. 8. f cxxx. 7, 8. & xeyiii. 3, 4
King of all the earth : sing ye praises with understanding. - God reigneth over the heathen : God sittteth upon the throne of his holiness. b
Make a joyful noise unto JEHOVAH, all ye lands.' Serve the JEHOVAH with gladness :-come before his presence with singing. Know ve, that JEHOVAH is God; it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves : we are his people, and the sheep'of his pasture. Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise : be thankful unto him, and bless his name. į
O give thanks unto JEHOVAH; for he is good : for his mercy endureth forever. O give thanks unto the God of Gods : for his mercy endureth forever. O give thanks unto the Lord of Lords ; for his mercy endureth forever, To Him, who alone docth great wonders : for his mercy endurei) for ever. ; Who remembered us in our low estate : for his mercy endureth forever. And hath redeemed us from our enemies : for his mercy endureth forever. Who giveth food to all flesh : for his mercy endureth forever. k Let them, now, that fear JEHOVAH, say, that his mercy endureth forever. I
6 Psal. xlvii. 6, 7, 8. 23, 24, 25. Icxvii. 4.
N. B. The italic letters do not mark the emphatic words, as in Siinmon composition ; but the supplementary parts, conformable to the English translation.
. CHAP. II. ' An Address to God, as our Father, Friend, Cre
ator, and Redeemer.
O God, the God of the spirits of all flesh, a doubtless thou art our Father, though Abraham be ignorant of us, & Israel acknowledge us not : Thou, O Jehovah, art our Father, our Redeem. er ; thy name is from everlasting. b Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory, and honor, and power; for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure, they are and were created. c 'Thou wilt have a desire to the work of thine hands. d But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away. e But now, O Jehovah, thou art our Father; we are the clay, and thou our potter ; and we all are the work of thy hand. Be not wroth very sore, O Jehovah ; neither remember iniquity forever: behold, see, we beseech thee, we are all thy people.f Let the sighing of the prisoner come before thee : According to the greatness of thy power, preserve thou those that are appointed to die. & So we thy people, and sheep of thy pasture, will give thee thanks forever : we will shew forth thy praise to all generations, b
a Numb. xvi. 22. 6 I a. Ixiij. 16. c Rev. iv. 11. d Job, xiv. 15, e Isa. Ixiv, 6. f Isa. Ixiv. 8, 9. & Psalm, lxxix. 11. b Psalm, 1xxix. 13