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of righteous judgments, and others of the final glorious triumph, and of the kingdom and glory that shall follow.

Of the latter order is the 72d Psalm. 2. He shall judge thy people with righteousness.- The

4. He shall judge the poor of the people, He shall save the children of the needy, and shall break in pieces the oppressor. Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron.— The timethat thou shouldest destroy them that destroy the earth.

5, 7, 8, 17. They shall fear thee as long as the sun and moon endure, throughout all generations. In his days shall the righteous flourish; and abundance of peace, so long as the moon endureth. He shall have dominion also from sea to sea, and from the river unto the ends of the earth.-His name shall endure for ever: his name shall be continued as long as the sun.- -The kingdoms of this world are become (the kingdoms) of our Lord and of his Christ, and he shall reign for ever and ever.

9. They that dwell in the wilderness shall bow before him, and his enemies shall lick the dust. Out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it He should smite the nations, and He shall rule them with a rod of iron. Isa. xlix. 23.

10–13. The kings of Tarshish and of the isles shall bring presents ; the kings of Sheba and Seba shall offer gifts. Yea all kings shall bow down before him; all nations shall serve him.

For He shall deliver the needy when he crieth; the poor

also, and him that hath no helper. the poor and needy.

and needy. The nations of them that are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honor into it. They shall bring the glory and honor of the nations into it. The throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it.

13, 14. He shall save the souls of the needy. He shall redeem their soul from deceit and violence : and precious shall their blood be in his sight.He hath avenged the blood of his servants.— I saw thrones and they sat upon them, and the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, &c.

3, 6, 16. The mountains shall bring peace to the people, and the little hills, by righteousness. He shall come down like rain upon the mown grass : as showers that water the

He shall spare

earth. There shall be an handful of corn in the earth upon the top of the mountains; the fruit thereof shall shake like Lebanon : and they of the city shall flourish like grass of the earth.My doctrines shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distill as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass ; because I will publish the name of the Lord : ascribe ye greatness unto our God.Rejoice, O ye nations, with his people. Deut. xxxii. 2, 3, 43. The Lord shall comfort Zion : He will comfort all her waste places; and He will make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of the Lord.— Thy people shall be all righteous. A little one shall become a thousand, and a small one a strong nation : I the Lord will hasten it in his time.- For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden causeth the things that are sown in it to spring forth : so the Lord will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations. Isa. li. 3 ; lx. 21, 22; Ixi. 11. When the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord; and He shall send forth Jesus Christ whom the heavens must receive until the times of restitution of all things. Acts iii. 19, 21.- The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.

17. Men shall be blessed in him.-In thee and in thy seed shall all families of the earth be blessed. 17. All nations shall call him blessed. And


creature which is on the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing and honor, and glory, and power, be unto Him that sitteth on the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.

18, 19. Blessed be the Lord God, the God of Israel, who only doeth wondrous things. And blessed be his glorious name for ever; and let the whole earth be filled with his glory, Amen, and Amen.-Great and marvelous are thy works, Lord God Almighty. Who shall not fear thee, and glorify thy name? for thou only art holy: for all nations shall come and worship before thee.

20. The prayers of David the son of Jesse are ended. I am the root and offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.


The greater part of both these psalms is word for word

the same.

The former, as recorded, was written when Joab returned, and smote of Edom, in the Valley of Salt, twelve thousand. But instead of being restricted to the victory thus achieved by the army of Israel, it speaks of their being cast off and scattered, of the displeasure of the Lord and the trembling of the earth, of the hard things shown to his people, and of the wine of astonishment the Lord had made them to drink. The accordance of the redoubled testimonies in these paslms, with others which show forth the final deliverance of Israel, when the prayer of the psalmist, Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens, and thy glory above all the earth, that thy beloved may be delivered, shall be fulfilled, will show what other words are combined with those which the Lord hath here also spoken in his holiness.

O God, thou hast cast us off, thou hast scattered us, thou hast been displeased; 0 turn thyself to us again. Thou hast made the earth to tremble: thou hast broken it: heal the breaches thereof; for it shaketh. Thou hast showed thy people hard things; thou hast made us to drink the wine of astonishment. Thou hast given a banner to them that fear thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth. That thy beloved, &c. Ps. lx. 1-4. O God, my heart is fixed : I will sing and give praise even with my glory. Awake, psaltery and harp: I will awake early: I will praise thee, O Lord, among the people : and I will sing praises unto thee among the nations. For thy mercy is great above the heavens : and thy truth reacheth unto the clouds. Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens: and thy glory above all the earth; that thy beloved may be delivered: save (with) thy right hand, and answer me. God hath spoken in his holiness; I will rejoice, I will divide Shechem, and mete out the valley of Succoth. Gilead is mine, Manasseh is mine; Ephraim also is the strength of mine head; Judah is my lawgiver; Moab is my washpot; over Edom will Í cast my shoe; over Philistia will I triumph. Who will bring me into the strong city; who will lead me into Edom ? Wilt not thou, O God, who hast cast us off; and wilt not thou, O God, go forth with our hosts? Give us help from trouble : for vain is the help of man. Through God we shall do valiantly : for He shall tread down our enemies. Ps, cviii.; Ix. 5–12.

5, 6. Be thou exalted, O God, -As touching the election, above the heavens : and thy glory they are beloved for the fathers' above all the earth; that thy be- sakes. For the gifts and calling loved may be delivered :

of God are without repentance.

Who hath known the mind of the Lord ?-For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things :

to whom be glory for ever. Rom. xi. 28–36. 6, 7. Save thy right hand and The Lord thy God in the midst answer me (hear me). God hath of thee is mighty; He will save, spoken in his holiness : I will re. He will rejoice over thee with joy. joice, I will divide Shechem, and Zeph. iii. 17. I will strengthen


mete out the valley of Succoth. the house of Judah, and I will Gilead is mine, Manassch is mine. save the house of Joseph, and I Ephraim also is the strength of will bring them again to place mine head. Judah is my law- them; for I have mercy upon giver.

them: and they shall be as though

I had not cast them off: for I am the Lord their God, and will hear them. And Ephraim shall be like a mighty man.–And I will bring them into the land of Gilead, and Lebanon; and place shall not be found for them.-I will strengthen them in the Lord. Zech. x. 6, 7, 10, 12. Let them feed in Bashan and Gilead, as in the days of old. According to the days of thy coming out of the land of Egypt, will I show unto him marvelous things. The nations shall see and be confounded at all their might.—He will turn again. He will have compassion upon us.— Thou wilt perform the truth to Jacob, the mercy to Abraham, which thou hast sworn unto our fathers

from the days of old. Mic. vii. 14-20. Ephraim also is the strength Turn ye to the stronghold, ye of my head; Judah is my law. prisoners of hope : even to-day giver.

do I declare that I will render

double unto thee; when I have bent Judah for me, filled the bow with Ephraim, and raised up thy sons, O Zion, against thy sons, O Greece, and made thee as the sword of a mighty man.

And the Lord shall be seen over them, &c. Zech. ix. 12–14. Judah is my lawgiver.

Out of Zion shall go forth the

law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem, and He shall juuge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people : and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, &c. Isa. ii. 3, 4.—The Lion of the tribe of JUDAH,

the root of David. 8. Moab is my washpot.

-We will be glad and rejoice

in his salvation. For in this mountain shall the hand of the Lord rest, and Moab shall be trodden down under him, even as straw is trodden down for the

dunghill, &c. Isa. xxv. 9, 10. Over Edom will I cast out my Thus saith the Lord God, shoe;

When the whole earth rejoiceth,
I will make thee (Edom) deso-

late. Ezek. xxxv. 14. Over Philistia will I triumph. And the coast (of the land of

the Philistines) shall be for the remnant of the house of Judah; they shall feed thereupon : in the houses of Ashkelon shall they lie down in the evening : for the Lord their God shall visit them, and turn away their captivity.

Zeph. ii. 7. 10–12. Who will bring me Who is this that cometh from into the strong city? who will Edom, with dyed garments from lead me into Édom? Wilt not Bozrah? this that is glorious in thou, O God, who hast cast us his apparel, traveling in the off ?' And wilt not thou, O God, greatness of his strength? I that go forth with our hosts? Give speak in righteousness, mighty to us help from trouble; for vain is save. Isa. Ixiii, 1, 2.-The Lord the help of man.

hath a sacrifice in Bozrah, and a great slaughter in the land of

Idumea. xxxiv. 6. 12. Give us help from trouble : I looked, and there was none to for vain is the help of man. help: and I wondered that there

was none to uphold; therefore mine own arm brought salvation

unto me. 13. Through God we shall do And my fury it upheld me. valiantly, for He (it is that) shall And I will tread down the people tread down our enemies.

in mine anger

and I will bring

down their strength to the earth. Isa. lxiii. 5, 6. And the wine-press was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the wine-press-by the space of a thousand six hundred furlongs.—He treadeth the wine-press of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.

PSALM LXXVI. 1, 2. In Judah is God known : I saw the holy city, new Jeruhis name is great in Israel. In salem.-And I heard a great voice Salem also is his tabernacle, and out of heaven saying, Behold, the his dwelling place in Zion. tabernacle of God is with men,

and He will dwell with them. Rev.

xxi. 2, 3. 3. There brake He the arrows The wine-press was trodden of the bow, the shield, and the without the city.--I will bring sword, and the battle.

thee upon the mountains of Israel;

and I will smite thy bow out of thy left hand, and will cause thine arrows to fall out of thy right hand. Thou shalt fall upon the mountains of Israel. - They shall


forth and shall set on fire and burn the weapons, both the shields and the bucklers, the bows and the arrows-and the

spears, &c. Ezek. xxxix. 2-4, 9. 4. Thou art more glorious and The Lord shall reign-before excellent than the mountains of his ancients gloriously. Isa. xxiv. prey.

23. Thine eyes shall see Jeru

salem a quiet habitation, a tabernacle that shall not be taken down.—But there the glorious Lord will be unto us a place of broad rivers and streams. xxxiii. 20, 21.–They shall see the glory of the Lord, and the excellency of

our God. xxxv. 2. 5. The stout-hearted are spoil- They shall spoil those that ed.

spoiled them. Ezek. xxxix. 10. They have slept their sleep; And it shall come to pass in and none of the men of might that day that I will give unto have found their hands.

Gog a place there of graves in

Israel--and there shall they bury Gog and all his multitude. Ib. 11. The time that thou shouldest destroy them that destroy the earth. The rest were slain, &c.

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