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ing any of the Psalms, I shall not particularly enquire into ; but only attend the spirit of them as written for our learning, on whom the ends of the world are come. '

It is evident, thąt JESUS CHRIST is the great subject of the scriptures of the Old and New-'Teftament ; particularly of the Pfal.ins. He himself told his disciples, " that all things must be fulfilled which were written in the law of Moses, and the prophets, and the Psalms concerning him," Luke xxiv. 44. And when the apostle Peter speaks of the disciples receiving the end of their faith, the salvation of their souls, lie gives them to understand, that the prophets spake of this salvation as contained in the sufferings of Christ,' and the glory that should follow, ift Pet. i.9, 10, 11, 12. This appears to be the great Subject of the Pfalmis, And I believe if we understood the persons that are by the spirit of prophecy brought in as {peaking in the Pfalms--the character of Jesus Christ, and of his followers, and his connexion with thiemthe character of Satan, and his adherents, in oppofițion to Christ--we should'the more easily understand the sufferings of Christ, fo abundantly set forth, more especially in the former part of the Psalms, and his final victory over all his enemies, so triumphantly cea lebrated, particularly in the latter part of them ; in' both which his followers are partakers with him ; according to ist Peter, iv. 13. “but rejoice, in as much, as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy."

As to the persons brought in speaking in the Psalms, we have sometimes God the Father, as is evident from many passages therein, as they are recited by the apostles in the New-Testament,

Compare Psalms ii. 6,26 With Acts xiii. 33. and 7,-xlv, 6, 7,-xcrü. 9. Hebrews i. 5, 6, 8, 9, vocii, 25, 26, 27, ¢x, 1. 10, 11, 12, 13.


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us that the Father is speaking to Christ in Psalm cii. 66 And thou, Lord, in the beginning haft laid the foundations of the earth; and the heavens are the work of thy hands. They shall perish, but thou remaineft ; thou art the fame, and thy years shall not fail.” Thus is Pfalm cx. beginning, 66 the Lord said unto my Lord, fit thou on my right hand till I make thine enemies thy footitool, laid by the apoitle to be fpoken of Christ ; Acts ii. 34. according with many other passages in the New-Testament to the fame purpose; to mention one or two;- John X. 30. " I and the Father are one." John v. 37. " the Father himself who hath sent me, hath born witness of me."

Thus for the Father's testimony to the divinity of Christ. He that hath received his testimony, hath fet to his seal, that God is true.”

He is likewife worshipped as God by his church, In proof of this, instead of many passages that might be produced, I shall turn you to the beginning of the ciii. Pfalm ; which viewed in connexion witli the cii. Psalm, I think appears to this purpose. The humiliation of Jesus Christ even unto death seems to be pointed at in the cii. Pfàlm, when he appeared in the glory of divine condescenfion, as it were laying the lowest stone for the building up Zion. It was then he regarded the prayer of the destitute, and heard the groaning of the prifoner, and saved the appointed to die, in the instance of the thief upon the cross, whereby the name of the Lord is declared in Zion, and his praise in Jerusalem; for even then he appeared as a KING in the way to his kingdom, and was feen and worshipped by the thief as such.- Lord, remember me when thou comeft into thy kingdom.'' who received this most gracious answer," this day fhalt thou be with me in paradise. So, while he was mocked, Matthew Xxvii. 29. with 66 hail, King of . the Jews," and verfe 42.4" he faved others, himself he cannot save; if he be the King of Israel let him now




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