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9 Throughout the land of thy abode

No alien God shall be,
Nor shalt thou to a foreign God

In honour bend thy knee.
10 I am the Lord thy God which brought

Thee out of Egypt land;
Ask large enough, and I, befought,

Will grant thy full demand.
11 And yet my people would not bear
Nor hearken to my

voice; And Israel, whom I lov'd so dear,

Millik'd me for his choice. 12 Then did I leave them to their will,

And to their wandering mind; Their own conceits they follow'd still,

Their own devices blind. 13 O that my people would be wise,

To serve me all their days, And O that Ifrael would advise

To walk my righteous ways.
14 Then would I soon bring down their foes,

That now so proudly rise,
And turn my hand against all those

That are their enemies.
15 Who hate the Lord should then be fain

To bow to him and bend,
But they, his people, pould remain,

Their time should have no end.

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16 And he would feed them from the fbock

With flower of finest wheat, And satisfy them from the rock

With honey for their meat.

PSAL. LXXXII.

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OD in the * great * assembly stands

Of kings and lordly fates, + Among the Gods, t on both his hands

He judges and debates. 2 How long will ye I pervert the right

With I judgment false and wrong,
Favoring the wicked by your might,

Who thence grow bold and strong?
|| Regard the'll weak and fatherless,

|| Dispatch the || poor man's cause, And ** raise the man in deep distress

By just and equal laws. 4. Defend the poor and defolate,

And rescue from the hands Of wicked men the low estate

Of him that help demands.
5 They know not, nor will understand,

In darkness they walk on,
The earth's foundations all are fit mov'd,

And tt out of order gone.

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1 Tifbphetu gnavel. ++ Jimmotu.

** Hatzdiku.

6 I said

6 I said that ye were Gods, yea

all The sons of God most high; 7 But ye

shall die like men, and fall As other princes die. 8 Rise God, * judge thou the earth in might,

This wicked earth * redress, For thou art he who shalt by right

The nations all posless.

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E not thou silent now at length,

O God, hold not thy peace ; Sit thou not still, O God of Arength,

We cry, and do not cease.
2 For lo thy furious foes now † swell,

And + storm outrageously,
And they that hate thee, proud and fell,

Exalt their heads full high.
3 Against thy people they I contrive

|| Their plots and counsels deep, ** Them to insnare they chiefly strive,

tt Whom thou dost hide and keep. 4 Come let us cut them off, say they,

Till they no nation be,
That Israel's name for ever may

Be lost in memory.

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* Shiphta.

+ Febemajun. ** Jirthjagnatsu gnal.

I fagnarimu; tt Tjep buneca.

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5 For they consult * with all their might,

And all as one in mind Themselves against thee they unite,

And in firin union bind. 6 The tents of Edom, and the brood . Of scornful Ishmael, Moab, with them of Hagar's blood,

That in the desert dwell ;
7 Gebal and Ammon there conspire,

And bateful Amalec,
The Philistins, and they of Tyre,

Whose bounds the sea doth check.
8 With them great Ashur also bands

And doth confirm the knot : All these have lent their armed bands • To aid the fons of Lot. 9 Do to them as to Midian bold,

That wasted all the coast,
To Sisera, and as is told

Thou didft to Jabin's hoft,
When at the brook of Kifhon old,

They were repuls’d and pain,
10 At Eudor quite cut off, and rollid

As dung upon the plain.
II As Zeb and Oreb evil sped,

So let their princes fpeed,
As Zeba, and Zalmunna bled,

So let their princes' bleed.

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12 For they'amidf their pride have said,

By right now seize shall we
God's houses, and will now invade

* Their stately palaces.
13 My God, oh make them as a wheel,

No quiet let them find,
Giddy and restless let them reel

Like stubble from the wind.
14 As when an aged wood takes fire

Which on a sudden strays,
The greedy flame runs higher and higher

Till all the mountains blaze ;
15 So with thy whirlwind them pursue,

And with thy tempest chase ; 16 t And till they + yield thee honor due,

Lord, fill with shame their face. 17 Alham’d, and troubled let them be,

Troubled, and sham'd for ever., Ever confounded, and so die

With shame, and scape it never.
18 Then shall they know that thou, whose name

Jehovah is alone,
Art the most high, and thou the same

O'er all the earth art one.

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* Neoth Elohim bears both.
+ They seek thy Name. Heb.

PSAL. LXXXIV.

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