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norant, even as it were a beaft before thee.

22 Nevertheless, I am alway by thee; for thou haft holden me by my right hand. 23 Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and after that receive me with glory.

24 Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I defire in comparison of thee.

25 My flesh and my heart faileth; but God is the ftrength of my heart, and my portion for ever.

26 For lo, they that forfake thee fhall perish; thou haft destroyed all them that commit fornication against thee.

27 But it is good for me to hold me faft by God, to put my truft in the Lord God, and to fpeak of all thy works in the gates of the daughter of Sion. Plalm lxxiv. Ut quid, Deus? God, wherefore art thou absent from us so long? why is thy wrath fo hot against the sheep of thy pasture?

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2 O think upon thy congregation, whom thou haft purchased, and redeemed of old.

3 Think upon the tribe of thine inheritance, and mount Sion, wherein thou haft dwelt.

4 Lift up thy feet, that thou mayeft utterly deftroy every enemy, which hath done evil in thy fanctuary.

5 Thine adverfaries roar in the midst of thy congregati

ons, and fet up their banners for tokens.

6 He that hewed timber afore out of the thick trees, was known to bring it to an excellent work;

7 But now they break down all the carved work thereof with axes and hammers.

8 They have fet fire upon thy holy places, and have defiled the dwelling-place of thy Name, even unto the ground.

9 Yea, they faid in their hearts, Let us make havock of them altogether: Thus have they burnt up all the houses of God in the land. I

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 adverfary do this difhonour? how long fhall the ene my blafpheme thy Name for ever?

12 Why withdrawest thou thy hand? why pluckeft 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 didft divide the fea through thy power thou brakeft 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.

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and that do thy wondrous works declare.

2:16 Thou brougliteft out 2 Thy Name alfo is so nigh; 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. 120 O deliver not the foul of thy turtle-dove unto the multitude of the enemies; and forget not the congregation of the poor for ever.

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

22 O let not the fimple go away afhamed; but let the poor and needy give praife unto thy Name.

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

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

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3 When I receive the congregation, 1 fhall judge ac cording unto right.

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

5 I laid 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 stiff neck;

7 For promotion cometh neither from the east, 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.

II But I will talk of the God of Jacob, and praise him forever.

12 All the horns of the ungodly alfo will I break, and the horns of the righteous fhall be exalted.

Pfalm lxxvi. Notus in Judea.

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2 At Salem is his tabernacle, and his dwelling in Sion. 3. There brake he the arrows of the bow, the fhield, the fword, and the battle.

will I cry with my voice, and he hall hearken unto me.

2 In the time of my trouble I fought the Lord: my fore ran, and ceased not in

4 Thou art of more honour the night-feafon; my foul and might than the hills of refused comfort.

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 meck upon earth.

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

11 Promise 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 lxxvii. Foce mea ad

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

4 Thou holdeft mine eyes waking: I am fo feeble that I cannot speak.

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5 I have confidered the days of old, and the years that are past.

6 I call to remembrance my fong, and in the night 4 com mune with mine own heart, and fearch out my fpirits.

7 Will the Lord abfent himself for ever; and will he be no more intreated Pala

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

9 Hath God forgotten to be gracious; and will he fhut up his loving-kindness in dif pleasure ?

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

11 I will remember the mind the wonders of old time. works of the Lord, and call to 12 I will think alfo of all Will cry unto God with thy works, and my talking

I my voice; even unto God thall be of lay doings.

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

7-14 Thou art the God that doeth wonders, and haft declared thy power among the people.

i5 Thou haft mightily 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 alfo were troubled.

3. 17 The clouds poured out water, the air thundered, and thine arrows went abroad.. v18 The voice of thy thunder was heard round about: the lightnings 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 foot-fteps are

not known.

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4 That we should not hide them from the children of the generations to come; but to how the honour of the Lord, his mighty and wonderful works that he hath done.

5 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; ©

7 To the intent that when they came up, they might how their children the fame ;

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

9 And not to be as their forefathers, a faithlefs and ftubborn generation; a gèneration that fet not their heart aright, and whofe fpirit cleaveth not ftedfaftly unto God;

10 Like as the children of Ephraim; who being harnaffed, and carrying bows, turned themselves back in the day of battle.

venant of God, and would 11 They kept not the conot walk in his law;

12 But forgat what he had done, and the wonderful works that he had showed for them.

13 Marvellous things did he in the fight of our forefathers, in the land of Egypt, even in the field of Zoan.


He divided the fea, and let them go through, he made the waters to stand on an heap.

15 In the day time allo he led them with a cloud, and all the night through with a light of fire.

16 He clave the hard rocks in the wilderness, and gave them drink thereof, as it had been out of the great depth.

17 He brought waters out of the ftony rock, fo that it gufhed out like the rivers.

18 Yet for all this, they finned more against him, and provoked the Moft Highest in the wilderness.

19 They tempted God in their hearts, and required meat for their luft.

20 They fpake against God alfo, faying, Shall God prepare a table in the wildernefs?

21 He fmote the ftony rock indeed, that the water gufhed out, and the ftreams flowed withal; but can he give bread alío, or provide flesh for his people?

22 When the Lord heard this, he was wroth; fo the fire was kindled in Jacob, and there came up heavy difpleafure against Ifrael;

23 Because they believed not in God, and put not their truft in his help.

24. So he commanded the clouds above, and opened the doors of heaven.

25 He rained down Manna alfo upon them for to eat, and gave them food from heaven.

26 So man did eat angels food; for he fent them meat enough.

27 He caufed the eaft wind to blow under heaven; and through his power he brought in the fouth-west wind.

28 He rained flesh upon them as thick as duft, and feathered fowls like as the fand of the fea.

29 He let it fall among their tents, even round about their habitation.

30 So they did eat and were well filled; for he gave them their own defire: they were not disappointed of their luft.

31 But while the meat was yet in their mouths, the hea vy wrath of God came upon them, and flew the wealthieft of them; yea, and fmote down the chofen men that were in Ifrael.

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32 But for all this, they finned yet more, and believed not his wondrous works.

33 Therefore their days did he confume in vanity, and their years in trouble.

34 When he flew them, they fought him, and turned them early, and enquired after God.

35 And they remembered that God was their strength, and that the high God was their Redeemer.

36 Nevertheless,

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