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24 Forget not the voice of thine enemies: the prefumption of them that hate thee, increaseth ever more and more.



§ Pfalm 75.

Confitebimur tibi.


NTO thee, O God, do we give thanks: yea, unto thee do we give thanks.

2 Thy name alfo is fo nigh: and that do thy wondrous works declare.

When I receive the congregation: I fhall judge according unto right.

4 The earth is weak, and all the inhabiters thereof: I bear up the pillars of it.

5 I faid unto the fools, Deal not so madly: and to the ungodly, Set not up your horn.

6 Set not up your horn on high: and fpeak not with a ftiff neck. 7 For promotion cometh neither from the eaft, nor from the weft: nor yet from the fouth:

8 And why? God is the Judge: he putteth down one and setteth up another.

*For in the hand of the Lord there is a cup, and the wine ́is red: it is full mixt, and he poureth out of the fame.


10 As for the dregs thereof: all the ungodly of the earth fhall drink them, and fuck them out.

11 But I will talk of the God of Jacob: and praife him for ever. 12 All the horns of the ungodly alfo will I break: and the horns of the righteous fhall be exalted.

|| Pfalm 76. Notus in Judæa.


Ni Jewry is God known: his Name is great in Ifrael.
2 At Salem is his tabernacle: and his dwelling in Sion.

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3 There brake he the arrows of the bow: the fhield, the sword, and the battel.

4 Thou art of more honour and might: than the hills of the robbers.

5 The proud are robbed, they have flept their fleep: and all the men whofe hands were mighty, have found nothing.

6 At thy rebuke, O God of Jacob: both the chariot and horse are fallen.

7 *Thou, even thou art to be feared: and who may stand in thy fight when thou art angry?

8 Thou didft caufe thy judgment to be heard from heaven: the earth trembled, and was ftill,


9 When God arofe to judgment: and to help all the meek upon


10 The fiercenefs of man fhall turn to thy praife: and the fierceness of them fhalt thou refrain..

II Promise unto the Lord your God, and keep it, all ye that are round about him: bring presents unto him that ought to be feared.

12 He fhall refrain the fpirit of princes: and is wonderful among the kings of the earth.

§ Pfalmi 77. Voce mea ad Dominum.


WILL cry unto God with my voice: even unto God will I cry with my voice, and he fhall hearken unto me.

2 In the time of my trouble I fought the Lord: my fore ran, and ceafed not in the night-feafon; my foul refufed comfort.

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his Providence difpofes the iffue of all we projetthis esteem is of more importance to us than that of all the World and his pleasure determines both all oar eafe and all our fufferings-In a word he is able to de troy both Body and Soul in Hell.

The Prophet being oppreff d with most grievous Afiction here exprelles the extreine dejection and trou ble of his mind; and beautifully defcribes the conficts and struggles he underwent before he could make his anxiety give way to hope and humble confidence in the divine goodness!

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3 When I am in heavinefs, I will think upon God: when my heart is vexed, I will complain.

4 Thou holdeft mine eyes waking: I am fo feeble that I cannot fpeak.

5 I have confidered the days of old: and the years that are past. 6 I call to remembrance my fong: and in the night I commune with mine own heart, and fearch out my fpirits.

7 Will the Lord abfent himself for ever: and will he be no more intreated?

8 Is his mercy clean gone for ever: and is his promife come utterly to an end for evermore?

9 Hath God forgotten to be gracious: and will he fhut up his loving kindness in displeasure ?

10 * And I faid, It is mine own infirmity: but I will remember the years of the right hand of the most Highest.

II I will remember the works of the Lord: and call to mind thy wonders of old time.

12 I will think alfo of all thy works: and my talking fhall be of thy doings.

13 Thy way, O God, is holy: who is fo great a God as our God?

14 Thou art the God that doeth wonders: and haft declared thy power among the people.

15 Thou haft mightily delivered thy people: even the fons of Jacob and Jofeph.

16 The waters faw thee, O God, the waters faw thee, and were afraid: the depths alfo were troubled.

17 The clouds poured out water, the air thundered: and thine arrows went abroad.

18 The voice of thy thunder was heard round about: the lightn

* And I faid it is mine own Infirmity, &c. When Afflictions would lead us to diftruft the divine goodnefs; let us reflect upon God's past mercies towards us; and confider for what wife and excellent purposes

thofe Aflictions may be laid upon us: and this, in every well difpofed mind, will effectually banish all murmuring and discontent.

ings fhone upon the ground, the earth was moved, and fhook withal.

19 Thy way is in the fea, and thy paths in the great waters: and thy footsteps are not known.

20 Thou leddeft thy people like sheep: by the hand of Mofes and Aaron.

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Pfalm 78. Attendite, popule.

EAR my law, O my people: incline your ears unto the words of my mouth.


2 I will open my mouth in a parable: I will declare hard fentences of old;

3 Which we have heard and known: and fuch as our fathers have told us;

4 That we should not hide them from the children of the ge nerations to come: but to fhew the honour of the Lord, his mighty and wonderful works that he hath done.

5 He made a covenant with Jacob, and gave Ifrael a law: which he commanded our forefathers to teach their children;

6 That their pofterity might know it: and the children which were yet unborn;

7 To the intent, that when they came up: they might shew their children the fame;

8 That they might put their truft in God: and not to forget the works of God, but to keep his commandments;

9 And not to be as their forefathers, a faithless and stubborn generation: a generation that fet not their heart aright, and whose spirit cleaveth not stedfastly unto God;

10 Like as the children of Ephraim: who being harneffed, and carrying bows, turned themselves back in the day of battel.

This is an hiftorical Pfalm in which the praises of God are celebrated on account of the works and miracles which he had wrought in favour of his Peo

ple: and contains the Hiftory of the Ifraelites from their departure out of Egypt to the times of David.

II They kept not the covenant of God: and would not walk in his law;

12 But forgat what he had done; and the wonderful works that he had fhewed for them.

13 Marvellous things did he in the fight of our forefathers, in the land of Egypt: even in the field of Zoan.

14 He divided the fea, and let them go through; he made the waters to stand on an heap.

15 In the day-time alfo he led them with a cloud: and all the night through with a light of fire.

16 He clave the hard rocks in the wilderness: and gave them drink thereof, as it had been out of the great depth.

17 He brought waters out of the ftony rock: fo that it gushed out like the rivers.


18 Yet for all this they finned more against him: and provoked the moft Highest in the wilderness.

19 They tempted God in their hearts: and required meat for their luft.

20 They fpake against God alfo, faying: Shall God prepare a table in the wildernefs ?!?

21 He fmote the flony rock indeed, that the water gushed out, and the streams flowed withal: but can he give bread alfo, or provide flesh for his people?

22 When the Lord heard this, he was wroth: fo the fire was kindled in Jacob; and there came up heavy difpleasure against Ifrael;


23 Because they believed not in God and put not their trust in his help.


24 So he commanded the clouds above; and opened the doors of heaven.


25 He rained down Manna alfo upon them for to eat: and gavę them food from heaven.

26 So man did eat angels food: for he fent them meat enough.

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