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10 The LORD hath granted his loving-kindness in the day-time : 32:7 and in the night-season did I sing 63:5,7 of him, and made my prayer unto


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149:5 the God of my life.

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II I will say unto the God of 35:14 my strength, Why hast thou for55:1-5 gotten me: why go I thus heavily, while the enemy oppresseth me? 12 My bones are smitten asun102:8 der as with a sword: while mine enemies that trouble me cast me in the teeth;


13 Namely, while they say daily unto me: Where is now thy God?

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14 Why art thou so vexed, O my soul and why art thou so disquieted within me?

15 O put thy trust in God: for I will yet thank him, which is the help of my countenance, and my God?


Judica me, Deus.

GIVE sentence with me, O God, and defend my cause against the 59:2 ungodly people: O deliver me from the deceitful and wicked

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Am. P. B. vv. 1-7, 10, 11, 13-15 in Sel. III. Int. Bur. Off. Sar. Vig. Dead and Bur. Litur gy S. Mark before Comm. Rom., Off. Dead; vv. 1-3, Benediction Font (Easter Éven.) T. & S. (Wed.). Hy. 155, 451, 452. Hy. Á. & M. 238. See p. x.



28:8 2 For thou art the God of my strength, why hast thou put me from thee and why go I so heavily, while the enemy oppresseth me?

3 O send out thy light and thy

"Thou hadst cast me into the deep, in the midst of the seas; and the floods compassed me about: all thy billows and

thy waves passed over me "Jonah 2:3.

10 Yet the LORD will command his lovingkindness in the daytime, and in the night his song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the God of my life. "God my maker, who giveth songs in the night" Job 35:10. "And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God" Acts 16:25.

11 I will say unto God my rock, Why hast thou forgotten me? why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy

12 Lit. Like a crushing in my bones, mine enemies reproach me. "Now my soul is poured out upon me; the days of affliction have taken hold upon me" Job 30:16. 13. Verse 3. "Spare thy people, O LORD, and give not thine heritage to reproach, that the heathen should rule over them: wherefore should they say among the people, Where is their God?" Joel 2:17.

14 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? Verse 6. Ps. 43:5.

15 Verse 7. Ps. 43:6.


Appeal to God's Justice. Prayer for Divine Light and Truth.


I Judge me, O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation: O deliver me from a man of deceit and iniquity.

2 Why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?

3 That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world" S. Jo. 1:9. "To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace" S. Lu. 1:79.

natural features of the country round about him—and it may remind one quite as much of the high and magnificent waterfalls of the lake of Muzêrîb, as of the waterfall at the source of the Jordan near Paneas, and the waters that dash headlong down the mountains round about."-Delitzsch. Will command; i. e. will cause it to come like a heavenly messenger.


Ps. XLIII. This psalm was probably written at the same time as the preceding, and is in part a repetition of it. Ungodly; K. J. (marg.) unmerciful. 2 Strength, lit. fortress.

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40:12-14 truth, that they may lead me: and bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy dwelling.


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4. And that I may go unto the 118:27 altar of God, even unto the God 33:2 of my joy and gladness and upon the harp will I give thanks unto thee, O God, my God.

5 Why art thou so heavy, O my soul and why art thou so disquieted within me?

6 O put thy trust in God: for I will yet give him thanks, which is the help of my countenance, and my God.

V. 1, in Special Prayers at Sea. Int. 3d Sun. in Lent. Sar. Cons. Ch. Moz. Liturgy, V. 4 before Sursum Corda. Rom., Beginning Liturgy; Easter Even; vv. 1-3, 5th Sun. in Lent; v. 4, Sex. L (Tues.). Hy. 162. See p. x.

PSALM XLIV. Deus, auribus.


We have heard with our ears, 78:3,4 O God, our fathers have told us : 77:11,12 what thou hast done in their time



of old;


78:56 2 How thou hast driven out 80:8-11 the heathen with thy hand, and 135:10- planted them in: how thou hast destroyed the nations, and cast them out.


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3 For they gat not the land in 115:1 possession through their own 77:10,14, sword: neither was it their own 15 89:11, arm that helped them:


4 But thy right hand, and thine 85:1 arm, and the light of thy counte10:18 nance: because thou hadst

45:1 favour unto them.


89:18,19 5 Thou art my King, O God:

60:11 send help unto Jacob.


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"Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me S. Jo. 14:6. "Thou in thy mercy hast led forth the people which thou hast redeemed: thou hast guided them in thy strength. unto thy holy habitation" Ex. 15:13.

4 Lit. So let me go unto the altar of God, unto God the joy of my exultation.

5 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? Ps 42:6, 14.
6 Ps. 42:7, 15.


For the Chief Musician. A Song of Instruction of the Sons of Korah.

This psalm may be referred with probability to the time of Ahaz. 2 Chr. 28.

Contrast between former Victories and present Disasters and Sufferings.


Great deeds wrought by God for His people in days of old.

VV. I-9.

I "When thy son asketh thee in time to come, saying, What mean the testimonies, and the statutes, and the judg ments, which the LORD our God hath commanded you? then thou shalt say unto thy son, We were Pharaoh's bond、men in Egypt; and the LORD brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand: and he brought us out from thence, that he might bring us in, to give us the land which he sware unto our fathers Deut. 6:20, 21, 23. See Judg. 6:13.

2 Lit. Thou with thy hand didst dispossess the nations, and didst plant them (i. e. the Israelites); thou didst afflict the peoples, and didst make them (i. e. thine own people) to spread abroad. "Thou shalt bring them in, and plant them in the mountain of thine inheritance, in the place, O LORD, which thou hast made for thee to dwell in " Ex. 15:17. "Ye have seen all that the LORD your God hath done unto all these nations because of you; for the LORD your God is he that hath fought for you. Behold, I have divided unto you by lot these nations that remain And the LORD your God, he shall expel them from before you, and drive them from out of your sight; and ye shall possess their land" Josh. 23:3-5. See Josh. 24:2-13. "I will appoint a place for my people Israel, and will plant them, that they may dwell in a place of their own, and move no more" 2 Sam. 7:10.

3 Verse 7.

4 "The LORD hath made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations" Is. 52:10.

5 Command deliverances for Jacob.

3 Dwelling; K. J. tabernacles.

Ps. XLIV. Title; Instruction, Heb. Maschil. Sons of Korah; see Ps. 42, title, n.

20:5 99:3 6 Through thee will we over118:10- throw our enemies and in thy


Name will we tread them under that rise up against us.


7 For I will not trust in my bow it is not my sword that shall help me ;

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8 But it is thou that savest us 37:40 from our enemies: and puttest them to confusion that hate us. 34:2 9 We make our boast of God 45:18 all day long and will praise thy 54:1,6 Name for ever.


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10 But now thou art far off, 60:10 and puttest us to confusion: and goest not forth with our armies.



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II Thou makest us to turn our backs upon our enemies: so that they which hate us spoil our goods.

12 Thou lettest us be eaten up like sheep and hast scattered us among the heathen.

13 Thou sellest thy people for nought and takest no money for them.

14 Thou makest us to be rebuked of our neighbours: to be laughed to scorn, and had in derision of them that are round about us.

15 Thou makest us to be a byword among the heathen: and that the people shake their heads

at us.

16 My confusion is daily before me: and the shame of my face hath covered me;

1 For the voice of the slan

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