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5 Which refuseth to hear the voice of the charmer: charm he never so wisely.

6 Break their teeth, O God, in their mouths, smite the jawbones of the lions, O Lord: let them fall away like water that tunneth apace, and when they shoot their arrows, let them be rooted out.

7 Let them consume away like a snail, and be like the untimely fruit of a woman: and let them not see the sun.

8 Or cver your pots be made hot with thorns: so let indignation vex hiin, even as a thing that is raw.

9 The righteous shall rejoice when he seeth the vengeance : he shall wash his footsteps in the blood of the ungodly.

* So that a man shall say, Verily there is a reward for the righ, teous: doubtless there is a God that judgeth the earth.

E V EN I N G PRA Y E R.

|| Psalm 59. Eripe me de inimicis Eliver me from mine enemies, O God: defend me from

them that rise up against me. 2 O deliver me from the wicked doers: and save me from the blood thirsty men.

3 For lo, they lie waiting for my soul : the mighty men are gathered against me without any offence or faull of O Lord.

4 They run and prepare themselves without my fault: arise thou therefore to help me, and behold.

5 Stand up, O Lord God of hosts, thou God of Israel, to visit all the heathen: and be not merciful unto them that offend of mali cious wickedness.

* So that a Man fhall say, Verily there is &c. Though persons whom Saul had sent to his house for that para God does not always interpose in this life for the pa. pose, 1 Sam. 19. represents to the Lord the danger be nillment of the Wicked: yet this is by no means to be is in; nor doubting but God would deliver him from confidered as an impeachment of his Justice: but rather his enemies, restrain their malice, and make them an as an additional argument for the truth of the Scrip- example to all the World. tures in which we are told that he hath appointed a day Deliver me from mine Enemies, &c. From the in whicb be will judge the World in righteoulness by that History to which this relates we are informed that DaMan whom he hath ordained.

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6 They go to and fro in the evening: they grin like a dog, and run about through the city.

7 Behold, they fpeak with their mouth, and swords are in their lips: for who doth hear ?

8 But thou, O Lord, shalt have them in derision: and thou fhalt laugh all the heathen to scorn.

9 My strength will I ascribe unto thee: for thou art the God of my refuge.

10 God sheweth me his goodness plenteously: and God shall let me see my desire

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mine enemies. 11 Slay them not, left my people forget it: but scatter them abroad among the people, and put them down, O Lord, our defence.

12 For the sin of their mouth, and for the words of their lips they shall be taken in their pride: and why? their preaching is of cursing and lies.

13 Consume them in thy wrath, consume them, that they may perish: and know that it is Gud that ruleth in Jacob, and unto the ends of the world.

14 And in the evening they will return: grin like a dog, and will go about the city.

15 They will run here and there for meat: and grudge if they be not satisfied.

16 As for me, I will fing of thy power, and will praise thy mercy betimes in the morning: for thou hast been my defence and refuge in the day of my trouble.

17. Unto thee, O my strength, will I fing: for thou, O God, art my refuge, and my merciful God.

|| Psalm 60. Deus, repulisti nos. GOD, thou hast cast us out, and scattered us abroad: thou haft also been displeased, O turn thee unto us again

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2 Thou hast moved the land and divided it: heal the fores there. of, for it shaketh.

3 Thou haft shewed thy people heavy things : thou hast given us a drink of deadly wine.

4 Thou hast given a token for such as fear thee: that they may triumph because of the truth.

5 Therefore were thy beloved delivered : lelp me with thy right hand, and hear me.

6 God hath spoken in his holiness, I will rejoice, and divide Sicheme and mete out the valley of Succoth.

7 Gilead is mine, and Manaffes is mine; Ephraim also is the strength of my head : Judah is my law-giver.

8 * Moab is my walhpot, over Edom will I cast out my shoe: Philiftia, be thou glad of me.

9 Who will lead me into the strong city : who will bring me into Edom?

10 Haft not thou cast us out, O God: wilt not thou, O God, go out with our hosts?

11 O be thou our help in trouble : for vain is the help of man,

12 Through God will we do great acts: for it is he that shall tread down our enemies.

§ Psalm 61. Exudi, Deus.
EAR my crying, O God: give ear unto my prayer.

2. From the ends of the earth will I call upon thee: when my heart is in heaviness.

3 O set me upon the rock that is higher than I : for thou haft been my hope, and a strong tower for me against the enemy. has been expoled, by their Wars against the Ameritesi This is a figurative ex preslion fignifying that he wood Id næans, and Syrians; 2 Sam. viii. wh n God for a reduce these Countries to the lowest degree of lavery Time appeared to have deserted his People for their and subjection. Sins. David therefore earnestly in treats God in their $ In this Psalm David recommends himself and behalf; and, as f he had really obtained his petitions, his Kingdom to God's protection, by whom, he aferts, reckons up the Victories they would assuredly gain Kingdoms are founded and established, and pious fua over their Enemies : properly ascribing them, not to lers are defended; and vows eternal thanks to the Al. their own ftrength, but to the divine power and good- mighty for his goodness towards him.

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4 I will dwell in thy tabernacle for ever : and my trust shall be under the covering of thy wings.

5 For thou, O Lord, haft heard my desires: and haft given an heritage unto those that fear thy name.

6 Thou shalt grant the King a long life : that his years may endure throughout all generations.

'7 He shall dwell before God for ever : O prepare thy loving mercy and faithfulness, that they may preserve him.

8 So will I always fing praise unto thy name : that I may daily perform my vows.

MORNING PRA Y E R.

| Psalm 62. Nonne Deo. Y foul truly waiteth still upon God: for of him cometh my

falvation. 2 He verily is my strength and my salvation : he is my defence so that I shall not greatly fall. 3 How long will ye imagine mischief against every man: ye

shall be slain all the sort of you ; yea, as a tottering wall shall ye be, and like a broken hedge.

4 Their device is only how to put him out, whom God will exalt: their delight is in lies, they give good words with their mouth, but curse with their heart.

5 Nevertheless, my soul, wait thou still upon God : for iny hope is in him. 6 He truly is my strength and my falvation : he is my

defence, so that I shall not fall.

7 In God is my health and my glory : the rock of my might, and in God is my trust. ano protection ! confidering him as his only deliverer || David professes in this Psalm that his contidence and iupport amidit his Afdictions: and in him alone in God afforded him folid peace and tranquility of muft we hope to find sure confolation in such circum- Mind : and ear neitly advises not to trust in Men, nor stances; happy therefore are they that fincerely obey, worldly enjoyments, but in God alone, who is the

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8 O put your trust in him alway, ye people : pour out your Learts before him, for God is our hope.

9 9. As for the chi dren of men, they are but vanity: the children of men are deceitful upon the weights, they are altogether lighter than varity itself.

10 O trust not in wrong and robbery, give not yourselves unto vanity : if riches increase, set not your heart upon them.

God spake once, and twice I have also heard the fame : that power belongeth unto God;

12. And that thou, Lord, art merciful: for thou rewardest every man according to his work.

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Deus, Deus meus.
GOD, thou art my God: early will I seek thee.

2 My soul thirsteth for thce, my fieshi also longeth after thee: in a barren and dry land where no water is.

3 Thus have I looked for thee in holiness: that I might behold thy power and glory.

4 For thy loving kindness is better than the lise itfelf: my lips shall praise thee.

5 As long as I live will I magnify thee on this manner: and list up my hands in thy Name.

6 + My soul shall be satisfied even as it were with marrow and fatnefs: when my mouth praiseth thee with joyful lips.

7 Have I not remembered thee in my bed: and thought upon thee when I was waking ?

8 Because thou hast been my helper: therefore under the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice.

* God spake once and twice I have, &c. This signi. dah,, expresies a most ardent defize of returning to the fies that God alone is possessed of power essentially', place of God's publick worlıy: buc at thic lame time and therefore he only is able to support and preserve is filled with unipeakab.e joy from a fenfe of God's us. For tho our Fellow Creatures or the Things of goodness towards him, and in the exercise of Religion ; this World are made instruments through him for our tu mly trulling that he ihall obtain a happy redioralium welfare: yet that in themselves they are vain, and # My Soul jhall be jatisfied, üc. W rldly pleatu.es cannot profit us. How strongly thould this contidera are tranfient, temporary, and unsubitantial: but the țion inspire us with a religious fear, and trust in the exercises of Relig on to a t uiy good Man yield 2

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