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This also shall please the 51:16 LORD: better than a bullock that 119:108 hath horns and hoofs.


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33 The humble shall consider this, and be glad: seek ye after God, and your soul shall live.

34 For the LORD heareth the and despiseth not his pris

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35 Let heaven and earth praise 98:8,9 him the sea, and all that moveth therein.





36 For God will save Sion, and 12 51:18 build the cities of Judah: that 132:14 men may dwell there, and have it in possession.


37 The posterity also of his servants shall inherit it: and they 89:4 5:12 that love his Name shall dwell 119:132 therein.

22:31 25:11,12 68:35

Eng. P. B. (since 1662) Prop. Ps. Good Fri. E. Am. P. B. vv. 21, 22 in Anth. Good Fri. Rom., Maun. Thur.; vv. 1, 17, Ash-Wed.; vv. 12-14, Tues. in Holy Wk.; vv. 1, 2, 18, Wed. in Holy Wk.; vv. 21, 22, Palm Sun.

PSALM LXX. Deus, in adjutorium.

HASTE thee, O God, to deliver me make haste to help me, O LORD.

35:4,26 2 Let them be ashamed and 71:11 confounded that seek after my soul: let them be turned backward and put to confusion that wish me evil.

35:21-25 3 Let them for their reward be soon brought to shame: that cry over me, There ! there!

20:5 34:3 4 But let all those that seek

33 Lit. When the afflicted have seen it, they shall rejoice: ye that seek God, let your heart live.

34 Verse 30. 'As for thee also, by the blood of thy covenant I have sent forth thy prisoners out of the pit wherein is no water. Turn you to the strong hold, ye prisoners of hope." Zech. 9: 11, 12. "He hath sent me preach deliverance to the captives" S. Lu. 4:18.


35 Ps. 148. "Sing, O heavens; and be joyful, O earth; and break forth into singing, O mountains: for the LORD hath comforted his people, and will have mercy upon his afflicted" Is. 49:13. And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever Rev. 5: 13.


36 "Thus saith the LORD, that saith to Jerusalem, Thou shalt be inhabited; and to the cities of Judah, Ye shall be built " Is. 44: 24,26. He carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God. And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it" Rev. 21:10, 24.

37 "I will bring forth a seed out of Jacob, and out of Judah, inheritor of my mountains: and mine elect shall inherit it, and my servants shall dwell there" Is. 65:9. "If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honour" S. Jo. 12:26. "Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world" S. Mat. 25:34. See S. Mat. 25:21.


For the Chief Musician. (A Psalm) of David. To bring to remembrance.

This psalm may belong to the time of Adonijah.
Prayer for aid against persecutors.

1 Verse 5.

3 Let them be turned back for a reward of their shame that say, Aha, aha.

4 Let God be magnified. "And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord" S. Lu. 1:46. "And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and

32 The horns mark the age of the animal, (not under three years), and the divided hoofs its ceremonial fitness, thus representing the most perfect offering ordained by the Law. See Lev. 11:3.

Ps. LXX. Title; see Ps. 38. This psalm is nearly identical with Ps. 40:16-21. I Differs slightly from 40:16. 2 Seek after my soul; the words, to destroy it' are added in 40:17. 3 See 40:18 for different translation. 4 Delight in, K. J. love.

23 35:27

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119:2 22: thee be joyful and glad in thee: and let all such as delight in thy 31 72:15 salvation say alway, The Lord be praised.



34:6 5 As for me, I am poor and in 72:2,4, misery haste thee unto me, O 12,13 God.

19:15 6 Thou art my helper, and my redeemer : O LORD, make no long tarrying.

Int. 2d Sun. af. Easter. Rom., Maun. Thur.; After Litany on Fridays in Lent, S. Mark's Day and Rogation Days; vv. 1, 2, 12th Sun. af. Pent. Gk., 6th H., Late Evensong; Visit. Sick; Off. Dying. L. N; v 1, recited at the beginning of all Hour Offices.

PSALM LXXI. In te, Domine, speravi (et eripe).

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31:1 22:5

17:6 31:2

IN thee, O LORD, have I put 40:16 my trust; let me never be put to confusion but rid me, and deliver me, in thy righteousness: incline thine ear unto me, and



save me.

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2 Be thou my stronghold, whereunto I may alway resort : 74:13 thou hast promised to help me, for thou art my house of defence, and my castle.

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3 Deliver of the hand of the ungodly: out 140:1,4 of the hand of the unrighteous

me, O my God, out

and cruel man.


4 For thou, O Lord Gon, art 39:8 65:5 the thing that I long for: thou art my hope, even from my youth. 5 Through thee have I been

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16 holden up ever since I was born : thou art he that took me out of

singleness of heart, praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved" Acts 2:46, 47. "They heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God" Acts 10:46. "Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death" Phil. 1:20.

5 Verse 1.

6 Thou art my help and my deliverer; O LORD, make no tarrying.


A sufferer praising God for past mercies, hopes for future deliverances, and final victory.

This psalm probably commemorates the rebellion of Adonijah. I Kin. I.



Prayer for Deliverance.

VV. 1-3.

1 Lit. Deliver me in thy righteousness, and rescue me. Verse 10.

2 Thou hast given commandment to save me; for thou art my rock and my fortress.

3 "The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations" 2 S. Pet. 2:9.

Story of the past. God's goodness, and His servant's trust. Prayer for overthrow of enemies. VV. 4-II.

4 For thou art my hope, O Lord GOD: thou art my trust from my youth. "O LORD, the hope of Israel, all that forsake thee shall be ashamed Jer. 17:13. "Christ in you, the hope of glory" Col. 1:27. "Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope" 1 Tim. 1:1.


"On Thee with all my weight I lie,

Even from the birth; to set me free,
And in the womb my bonds untie,

Was Thine; my praise is still of Thee."

Keble. Verse 15.

5 I I am poor and in misery; the words, but the LORD careth for me' are added in 40:20.

Ps. LXXI. Several passages bear close resemblance to parts of Pss. 22, 25, 31, 35. 2 Stronghold, K. J. (marg.) rock of habitation. 4 GOD, Heb. Jehovah.


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my mother's womb: my praise shall be always of thee.

6 I am become as it were a monster unto many: but my sure trust is in thee.

7 O let my mouth be filled with thy praise: that I may sing of thy glory and honour all the day long.

8 Cast me not away in the time of age: forsake me not when my strength faileth me.

9 For mine enemies speak against me; and they that lay wait for my soul take their counsel together, saying: God hath forsaken him; persecute him, and take him, for there is none to deliver him.

10 Go not far from me, O God: 40:16 60: my God, haste thee to help me.

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II Let them be confounded 35:4,26 and perish that are against my 40:17 soul: let them be covered with shame and dishonour that seek to do me evil.



12 As for me, I will patiently 38:15 abide alway: and will praise thee more and more.



35:28 13 My mouth shall daily speak 40:6,7 of thy righteousness and salva18 tion: for I know no end thereof. 26:7 14 I will go forth in the strength 40:10-13 of the Lord GOD: and will make 119:27 mention of thy righteousness only.


145:5 15 Thou, O God, hast taught 25:7,8,11 me from my youth up until now : 119:102 therefore will I tell of thy wondrous works.



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