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:.6 But as for me, I am a worm, and no man: a very scorn of men, and the out-caft of the people.


7. All they that fee me, laugh me to fcorn: they fhoot out their lips, and shake their heads, faying,

8 He trusted in God that he would deliver him: let him deliver him, if he will have him.

9 But thou art he that took me out of my Mothers womb: thou walt my hope when I hanged yet upon my Mothers breasts.

10 I have been left unto thee ever fince I was born: thou art my God, even from my mothers womb.

II O go not from me, for trouble is hard at hand: and there is none to help me.

12 Many oxen are come about me: fat bulls of Bafan clofe me in on every fide.

13 They gape upon me with their mouths: as it were a ramping and a roaring lion.

14 I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint: my heart also in the midst of my body is even like melting


15 My ftrength is dried up like a potfherd, and my tongue cleaveth to my gums: and thou shalt bring me into the duft of death.

16 For many dogs are come about me: and the counfel of the wicked layeth fiege against me.

17 They pierced my hands and my feet I may tell all my bones: they stand staring, and looking upon me.

18 They part my garments among them: and caft lots upon my vesture.

19 But be not thou far from me, O Lord: thou art my


cour, haste thee to help me.

20 Deliver my foul from the fword: my darling from the power of the dog.

be applicable in fome degree to David himself under Chrift; of whom David was an eminent Type. his Afflictions: yet it appears to agree fully to none but

21 Save me from the lions mouth: thou hast heard me alfo from among the horns of the unicorns.

22 I will declare thy Name unto my brethren: in the midft of the congregation will I praise thee.

23 O praise the Lord, ye that fear him: magnify him, all ye of the feed of Jacob, and fear him, all ye feed of Ifrael.

24 For he hath not defpifed, nor abhorred the low eftate of the poor: he hath not hid his face from him, but when he called unto him, he heard him.

25 My praise is of thee in the great congregation: my vows will I perform in the fight of them that fear him.

26 *The poor shall eat, and be satisfied: they that feek after the Lord, fhall praife him; your heart fhall live for ever.

27 All the ends of the world fhall remember themselves, and be turned unto the Lord: and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before him.

28 For the kingdom is the Lords: and he is the Governor among the people.

29 All fuch as be fat upon earth: have eaten, and worshipped. 30 All they that go down into the duft, fhall kneel before him: and no man hath quickened his own soul.

31 My feed fhall ferve him: they fhall be counted unto the Lord for a generation.

32 They fhall come, and the heavens fhall declare his righteousness: unto a people that fhall be born, whom the Lord hath made.

§ Pfalm 23.

Dominus regit me.

Τ HE Lord is my fhepherd: therefore can I lack nothing.

2 He shall feed me in a green pasture: and lead me forth befide the waters of comfort.

The Poor fhall eat and be fatisfied, &c. i. e. Such as are truly humble and poor in Spirit fhall have the Spiritual Biefings of the Gospel bestowed upon them; and their Soul shall be filled with all joy in believing.

And they who are thus excited to ferve God in fircetity, fhall have endless cause to praise him; because he will bestow upon them eternal Life through lefus Christ.

§ This is a most beautiful paftoral Hymn; in which


4. He fhall convert my foul: and bring me forth in the paths of righteoufnefs for hip Names fake.

* Yea, though I walk through the valley of the fhadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me, thy, rod and thy staff comfort me.

5 Thou shalt prepare a table before me against them that trouble me: thou haft anointed my head with oil, and my cup fhall be full. 6 But thy loving kindnefs and mercy fhall follow me all the days of my life and I will dwell in the houfe of the Lord for



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§ Pfalm 24. Domini eft terra.

HE earth is the Lords, and all that therein is: the compass



of the world, and they that dwell therein.

2. For he hath founded it upon the feas: and prepared it upon the floods.

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*3*Who shall afcend into the hill of the Lord: or who shall rife up in his holy place?

4 Even he that hath clean hands, and a pure heart: and that hath not lift up his mind unto vanity, nor fworn to deceive his neighbour. Je..

under the allegorical reprefentation of a Shepherd taking care of his Flock, David gratefully acknowledges the kind and watchful protection of the divine Providence.


5 He fhall receive the bleffing from the Lord: and righteousness from the God of his falvation.

* Yea, though I walk through the valley, c. As Sheep in the Eaftern Countries were frequently in most danger of Wolves when feeding in the Vallies; yet even then were fafe whilft they were under the eye and protection of their Shepherd: fo the Righteous amidst their most dangerous Trials may ftill be comforted, and look up to God with humble confidence that he will not fuffer them to be tried above that they


6 This is the generation of them that feek him: even of them that feek thy face, O Jacob.

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7 Lift up your heads, O ye gates, and be ye lift up, ye everlafting doors: and the King of glory fhall come in.'

8 Who is the King of glory: it is the Lord strong and mighty, even the Lord mighty in battel.

9 Lift up your heads, O ye gates, and be ye lift up, ye everlafting doors: and the King of glory fhall come in. >To Who is the King of glory: even the Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory.



Pfalm 25. Ad te, Domine, levavi.

NTO thee, O Lord, will I lift up my foul, my God, I have put my trust in thee: O let me not be confounded, neither let mine enemies triumph over me.

2 For all they that hope in thee fhall not be afhamed: but fuch as tranfgrefs without a caufe fhall be put to confufion.

3. Show me thy ways, O Lord: and teach me thy paths. 4 Lead me forth in thy truth, and learn me: for thou art the God of my falvation; in thee hath been my hope all the day long. 5 Call to remembrance, O Lord, thy tender mercies: and thy loving kindneffes which have been ever of old.

6 Oh remember not the fins and offences of my youth: but according to thy mercy think thou upon me, O Lord, for thy goodness. 17 Gracious and righteous is the Lord: therefore will he teach finners in the way.

8 Them that are meek fhall he guide in judgment: and fuch as are gentle, them fhall he learn his way.

9 All the paths of the Lord are mercy and truth: unto fuch as keep his covenant, and his teftimonies.

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II What man is he that feareth the Lord: him shall he teach in the way that he shall choose.



12 His foul fhall dwell at eafe: and his feed fhall inherit the 1, Tell had othe

13 +The fecret of the Lord is among them that fear him; and he will fhew them his covenant.

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14 Mine eyes are ever looking unto the Lord: for he shall pluck my feet out of the net.

15 Turn thee unto me, and have mercy upon me: for I am defolate, and in mifery. 1;45 16 The forrows of my heart are enlarged: O bring thou me out of my troubles.

17 Look upon my adverfity and mifery: and forgive me all my fin. 18 Confider mine enemies how many they are: and they bear a tyrannous hate against me.

19 O keep my foul, and deliver me: let me not be confounded, for I have put my truft in thee.

20 Let perfectness and righteous dealing wait upon me: for my hope hath been in thee.

21 Deliver Ifrael, O God: out of all his troubles. § Pfalm 26. Judica me, Domine.


E thou my judge, O Lord, for I have walked innocently: my trust hath been alfo in the Lord, therefore fhall I not fall. 2 Examine me, O Lord, and prove me: try out my reins, and my heart.

The Jecret of the Lord is with them that fear, &c. This paffage of Scripture feems to be in fome degree parallel to that expreffon of our Saviours. If any Man will do his Will, he ball know of the Doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself John vii. 17. and fignifies that whofoever is fincerely difpoed to ferve and please God fhall be preferved from all

3 For thy loving kindness is ever before mine eyes: and I will walk in thy truth.


4 I have not dwelt with vain perfons: neither will I have fellowship with the deceitful.

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In this Pfalm the royal Prophet appeals to God for proof of his innocence, in oppofition to the falfe accufations of his Enemies-declares that he always avoided the company of the wicked, and that it was his greatest pleasure to attend the publick wership of

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