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1 Chron. 9.
(Continued.) and Mattaniah the son of Mica, 17 and Mattaniah the son of Mica, the son of Zichri, the son of the son of Zabdi, the son of Asaph;
Asaph, [who was the chief to begin the thanksgiving in prayer,
and Bakbukiah, the second among 16.
and Obadiah the his brethren :) and Abda the son of Shemaiah, the son of son of Shammua, the son of Galal, the son of Jeduthun, (and Galal, the son of Jeduthun. Berechiah the son of Asa, the son of Elkanah, that dwelt in the villages of the Netophathites.]
18 (Ali the Levites in the holy city
were two hundred fourscore and
four.] 17 And the porters ; [Shallum, 19 And the porters, and] Akkub, [and] Talmon, [and
Akkub, Talmon, Ahiman,] and their brethren :
and their brethren, [that kept watch at the gates, were
an hundred seventy and two.] 18 [Shallum was the chief; who
hitherto in the king's gate eastward : they were the porters for
the camp of the children of Levi. 19 And Shallum the son of Kore,
the son of Ebiasaph, the son of Korah, and his brethren, of his father's house, the Korahites, were over the work of the service, keepers of the gates of the tabernacle: and their fathers had been
over the camp of the LORD, keepers 20 of the entry ; and Phinehas the
son of Eleazar was ruler over them
in time past, and the LORD was 21 with him. Zechariah the son of
Meshelemiah was porter of the 22 door of the tent of meeting. All
these which were chosen to be porters in the gates were two hundred and twelve. These were reckoned by genealogy in their villages, whom David and Samuel the seer did ordain in their set office.]
20 [And the residue of Israel, of
the priests, the Levites, were in
all the cities of Judah, every 21 one in his inheritance. But the
Nethinim dwelt in Ophel : and
Ziha and Gishpa were over the 22 Nethinim. The overseer also of
the Levites at Jerusalem was Uzzi the son of Bani, the son of Hashabiah, the son of Mattaniah, the son of Mica, of the sons of Asaph, the singers, over the
In these attention may be called (i) to the duplication itself ; (ii) to the fact that a complete Psalm is found in two separate portions elsewhere ; (iii) to the headings; (iv) to the substitution of God for LORD. The various readings are of the usual kind.
For the Chief Musician, Al-taschith, A Song, a Psalm of David.
Michtam of David, when he fled
from Saul in the cave. 1 My heart is fixed, O God;. 7 My heart is fixed, O God, [my
heart is fixed :) I will sing, yea, I will sing I will sing, yea, I will sing praises, even with my glory.
praises. Awake up, my glory ; 2 Awake, psaltery and harp : 8 Awake, psaltery and harp :
I myself will awake right early. I myself will awake right early. 3 I will give thanks unto thee, O 9 I will give thanks unto thee, O LORD, among the peoples :
Lord, among the peoples : [And] I will sing praises unto
I will sing praises unto thee among the nations.
thee among the nations. 4 For thy mercy is great above the 10 For thy mercy is great unto the heavens,
heavens, And thy truth unto the skies. And thy truth unto the skies. 5 Be thou exalted, O God, above 11 Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens :
the heavens ; [And] thy glory above all the
thy glory above all the earth.
For the Chief Musician upon Shushan.
eduth, Michtam of David, to teach; when he strove with Aram-naha. raim and with Aram-zobah.
6 That thy beloved may be de. 5 That thy beloved may be delivered,
livered, Save with thy right hand, and Save with thy right hand, and answer us.
answer us. 7 God hath spoken in his holiness; 6 God hath spoken in his holiness; I will exult:
I will exult: I will divide Shechem, and mete I will divide Shechem, and mete out the valley of Succoth.
out the valley of Succoth. 8 Gilead is mine; Manasseh 7 Gilead is mine, [and] Manasseh is mine ;
is mine; Ephraim also is the defence of Ephraim also is the defence of mine head;
mine head; Judah is my sceptre.
Judah is my sceptre. 9 Moab is my washpot ;
8 Moab is my washpot ; Upon Edom will I cast my shoe : Upon Edom will I cast my shoe : Over Philistia will I shout.
Philistia, shout thou because of me. 10 Who will bring me into the fenced 9 Who will bring me into the strong city ?
city ? Who hath led me unto Edom ? Who hath led me unto Edom ? 11 Hast not thou cast us off, O God? 10 Hast not thou cast us off, O God? And thou goest not forth, O God, And thou goest not forth, O God, with our hosts.
with our hosts. 12 Give us help against the adver- 11 Give us help against the adversary :
sary: For vain is the help of man.
For vain is the help of man. 13 Through God shall do 12 Through
shall do valiantly :
valiantly: For he it is that shall tread down For he it is that shall tread down our adversaries.
Make haste to help me, O LORD.
Make haste to help me, O LORD. 14 Let them be ashamed and con
founded together] That seek after my soul [to de
stroy it:] Let them be turned backward
and brought to dishonour That delight in my hurt. 15 Let them be desolate by reason
of their shame That say [unto me), Aha, Aha. 16 Let all those that seek thee re
joice and be glad in thee:
Let such as love thy salvation say continually,
Let them be turned backward
and brought to dishonour That delight in my hurt. 3 Let them be turned back by reason of their shame
Aha, Aha. 4 Let all those that seek thee re
joice and be glad in thee; [And] let such as love thy salva
tion say continually,
For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of For the Chief
Musician; set to MahaDavid.
lath. Maschal of David. 1 The fool hath said in his heart, 1 The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.
There is no God. They are corrupt,
They are corrupt, [and] they have done abominable works ;
done abominable iniquity ; There is none that doeth good. There is none that doeth good. 2 The LORD looked down from hea- 2 God looked down from hea.
ven upon the children of men, ven upon the children of men, To see if there were any that did To see if there were any that did understand,
understand, That did seek after God.
That did seek after God. 3 They are all gone aside; they | 3 Every one of them is gone back; they are together become filthy;
are together become filthy; There is none that doeth good, no, There is none that doeth good, no, not one.
not one. 4 Have [all] the workers of iniquity 4 Have . the workers of iniquity no knowledge ?
no knowledge ? Who eat up my people as they Who eat up my people as they eat bread,
eat bread, And call not upon the LORD.
And call not upon God. 5 There were they in great fear : 5 There were they in great fear,
(where no fear was : For God hath scattered the bones
of him that encampeth against
thee ;] [For God is in the generation of
the righteous.] 6 Ye put to shame the counsel of the poor, Thou hast put them to shame, Because the LORD is his refuge.
Because God hath rejected them. 7 Oh that the salvation of Israel 6 Oh that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion !
were come out of Zion ! When the LORD bringeth back the When God bringeth back the captivity of his people,
captivity of his people, Then shall Jacob rejoice, and Then shall Jacob rejoice, and Israel shall be glad.
Israel shall be glad.
Ps. 135. 4 Their idols.
are 15 The idols [of the nations] are silver and gold,
silver and gold, The work of men's hands.
The work of men's hands. 5 They have mouths, but they 16 They have mouths, but they speak not;
(Continued.) Eyes have they, but they see not; Eyes have they, but they see not; 6 They have ears, but they hear 17 They have ears, but they hear
not; [Noses have they, but they smell
not; 7 They have hands, but they handle
not; Feet have they, but they walk
not ;] Neither speak they through their Neither is there any breath in their throat.
mouths. 8 They that make them shall be 18 They that make them shall be like unto them;
like unto them; Yea, every one that trusteth in
Yea, every one that trusteth in them.
Israel, trust thou in the 19 0 [house of] Israel, bless ye the LORD:
LORD: [He is their help and their shield.] 10 O house of Aaron, trust ye in the O house of Aaron, bless ye the LORD:
LORD : [He is their help and their shield.]
20 [O house of Levi, bless ye the LORD:] 11 Ye that fear the LORD, trust in the Ye that fear the LORD, bless ye the LORD :
LORD. [He is their help and their shield.]
THE EARLIER AND LATER PARTS OF ISAIAH.
THE passages below show marks of relationship between the two main divisions of Isaiah, but in themselves they afford no substantial evidence for or against identical authorship. There are marked resemblances between certain passages in the early division : see, for example, chapters 10. 23 and 28. 22; also chaps. 29. 17 and 32. 15. In the second division there are more numerous resemblances : compare chaps. 40. 10 and 62. II; 41. 17, 18 and 43. 19, 21 ; 42. 6, 7 and 49. 8, 9; 46. 13 and 51. 5; 48. 22 and 52. 21.
Isa. 11. 6-9.
Isa. 65. 25.
lamb, [and the leopard shall lie together,
ling together; and a little child
and the bear shall feed; their