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5 Let the people praise thee, O God: let all the people praise
6 Then shall the earth bring forth her increase: and God, even our own God fhall give us his bleffing.
7 God fhall blefs us: and all the ends of the world fhall fear him.
|| Pfalm 68.
ET God arife, and let his enemies be fcattered: let them alfo that hate him flce before him.
2 Like as the fmoke vanifheth, fo fhalt thou drive them away: and like as wax melteth at the fire, fo let the ungodly perish at the presence of God.
3 But let the righteous be glad, and rejoice before God: let them also be merry and joyful.
4 O fing unto God, and fing praises unto his Name: magnify him that rideth upon the heavens, as it were upon an horse; praise him in his Name JAH, and rejoice before him.
5 He is a father of the fatherlefs, and defendeth the cause of the widows: even God in his holy habitation.
6 He is the God that maketh men to be of one mind in ann houfe, and bringeth the prifoners out of captivity: but letteth the runagates continue in fcarcenefs.
O God, when thou wentest forth before the people: when thou wenteft through the wilderness,
8 The earth shook, and the heavens dropped at the presence of God: even as Sinai alfo was moved at the prefence of God, who is the God of Ifrael.
9 Thou, O God, fenteft a gracious rain upon thine inheritance: and refreshedit it when it was weary.
ledg of a Redeemer and fo to let our light fhine before Men, that they feeing our good Werks, may glcify our Father which is in Heaven, by their converfion to the Truth.
This Pfalm is fuppofed to have been fung upon removing the Ark of the Lord to Mount Zion: and feveral paffages in it feen to point out the pomp with which it was attended. From this event David feems
10 Thy congregation fhall dwell therein: for thou, O God, haft of thy goodness prepared for the poor. 11 The Lord gave the word: the word: great was the company of
12 Kings with their armies did flee, and were discomfited: and they of the houfhold divided the fpoil.
13 Though ye have lien among the pots, yet fhall ye be as the wings of a dove: that is covered with filver wings, and her feathers like gold.
14 When the almighty scattered kings for their fake: then were they as white as fnow in Salmon.
15 As the hill of Bafan, fo is Gods hill: even an high hill, as
the hill of Bafan.
16 Why hop ye fo, ye high hills? this is Gods hill, in the which it pleafeth him to dwell: yea, the Lord will abide in it for ever.
17 The chariots of God are twenty thoufand, even thousands of angels: and the Lord is among them, as in the holy place of Sinai. 18*Thou art gone up on high, thou haft led captivity captive, and received gifts for men: yea, even for thine enemies, that the Lord God might dwell among them.
19 Praised be the Lord daily even the God who helpeth us, liberals herz and greater yo and poureth his benefits upon us.
20 He is our God, even the God of whom cometh falvation : God is the Lord, by whom we escape death.
21 God fhall wound the head of his enemies: and the hairy fcalp of fuch a one as goeth on ftill in his wickedness.
22 The Lord hath faid, I will bring my people again, as I did
to have form'd hopes of his Kingdom being firmly eftablished. This Pfalm alfo appears to have been partly prophetical, and contains feveral things relating to Jefus Chrift, and his Kingdom. See St. Paul's quotation, Ephef. iv. 8.
Thou art gone up on high, &c. St. Paul quotes this paffage in order to prove that Chrift by his afcenfion into Heaven triumphed over the great Enemies of
Mankind, Death and Satan; by fending down upcn his Apoftles fuch extraordinary gifts at the Feast of Pentecoft; whereby they were enabled to caft out Devils in his Name, and turn Men from the power of Sa tan to God-and that he by his thus afcending became Lord over the Dead, and had the Keys of Death and Hades in his Hands, Rev. i. 8. Rom. xiv. g.
from Bafan: mine own will I bring again, as I did sometime from the deep of the sea.
23 That thy foot may be dipped in the blood of thine enemies: and that the tongue of thy dogs may be red through the fame.
24 It is well feen, O God, how thou goeft: how thou, my God, and King, goeft in the fanctuary.
25 The fingers go before, the minstrels follow after: in the midst are the damsels playing with the timbrels.
26 Give thanks, O Ifrael, unto God the Lord in the congregations: from the ground of the heart.
27 There is little Benjamin their ruler, and the princes of Juda their counsel: the princes of Zabulon, and the princes of Nephthali. 28 Thy God hath sent forth ftrength for thee: stablish the thing, O God, that thou haft wrought in us,
29 For thy temples fake at Jerufalem: so shall kings bring prefents unto thee.
30 When the company of the fpear-men, and multitude of the mighty are scattered abroad among the beafts of the people, fo that they humbly bring pieces of filver: and when he hath fcattered the people that delight in war;
31 Then shall the princes come out of Egypt: the Morians land fhall foon ftretch out her hands unto God.
32 Sing unto God, O ye kingdoms of the earth: O fing praises unto the Lord,
33 Who fitteth in the heavens over all from the beginning: lo, he doth send out his voice, yea, and that a mighty voice.
34 Afcribe ye the power to God over Ifrael: his worship and ftrength is in the clouds.
35 O God, wonderful art thou in thy holy places: even the God of Ifrael; he will give ftrength and power unto his people; bleffed be God.
O God: for the waters are come in even unto my
2 1ftick faft in the deep mire, where no ground is: I am come into deep waters, fo that the floods run over me.
3 I am weary of crying, my throat is dry: my fight faileth me for waiting fo long upon my God.
4 They that hate me without a caufe, are more than the hairs my head: they that are mine enemies and would destroy me guiltlfs, are mighty.
5 I paid them the things that I never took: God, thou knoweft my fimplenefs, and my faults are not hid from thee.
6 Let not them that truft in thee, O Lord God of hofts, be afhamed for my caufe: let not thofe that feck thee, be confounded through me, O Lord God of Israel.
7 And why? for thy fake have I suffered reproof: fhame hath covered my face.
8 I am become a ftranger unto my brethren: even an alien unto my mothers children.
9 For the zeal of thine houfe hath even eaten me: and the rebukes of them that rebuked thee are fallen upon me.
10 I wept and chaftened myself with fafting: and that was turned to my reproof.
II I put on fackcloth alfo: 12 They that fit in the gate, ards make fongs upon me.
13 But, Lord, I make my prayer unto thee: in an acceptable
and they jefted upon me.
David in this Pfalm fpeaks as a Type of Jefus Chrift. Here we fee our Lord's zeal for the glory of Gcd v. g. the contempt to which he was expofed, v. 7, 8.12. &c.-the Gall and Vinegar that were offered to him on the Crofs, v. 22.—the fatal end of Judas,
v. 25-and the obftinacy and rejection of the Jezus This appears from the application which the Apostles. make, in the New Testament, of feveral paffages of this Pfalm.
14 Hear me, O God, in the multitude of thy mercy: even in the truth of thy falvation.
15 Take me out of the mire, that I fink not: O let me be delivered from them that hate me, and out of the deep waters.
16 Let not the water-flood drown me, neither let the deep swallow me up: and let not the pit shut her mouth upon me.
17 Hear me, O Lord, for thy loving kindness is comfortable: turn thee unto me, according to the multitude of thy mercies.
18 And hide not thy face from thy fervant, for I am in trouble: O hafte thee, and hear me.
19 Draw nigh unto my foul, and fave it: O deliver me because of mine enemies.
20 Thou haft known my reproof, my fhame, and nour: mine adversaries are all in thy fight.
my difho21 Thy rebuke hath broken my heart, I am full of heavinefs: I looked for fome to have pity on me, but there was no man, neither found I any to comfort me.
22 They gave me gall to eat: and when I was thirsty, they gave me vinegar to drink.
23 Let their table be made a fnare to take themselves withal: and let the things that should have been for their wealth, be unto them an occafion of falling.
24 Let their eyes be blinded, that they fee not: and ever bow thou down their backs.
25 Pour out thine indignation upon them: and let thy wrathful displeasure take hold of them.
26 Let their habitation be void: and no man to dwell in their tents.
27 For they perfecute him whom thou haft fmitten: and they talk how they may vex them whom thou haft wounded.
Let their Table be made a snare to take, &c. This and the like expreffions following are not to be looked upon as imprecations, but as prophecies; and will there
fore by no means juttify Christians, in wishing il tʊ thofe that have injured them.