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6 I am as a wonder unto many; but thou art my strong refuge. "Behold, I and the children whom the LORD hath given me are for signs and for wonders in Israel from the LORD of hosts" Is. 8:18.

7 Lit. My mouth is filled with thy praise and with thy honour all the day. Verses 13, 22.

8 Verse 16.

9 "When the morning was come, all the chief priests and elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death" S. Mat. 27:1.

10 Verse 1.

II Let them be confounded and consumed that are adversaries to my soul; let them be covered with reproach and dishonour that seek my hurt. Verse 22. Hope for the future deliverance thankfully anticipated, and prayer for overthrow of the foe answered. VV. 12-22.

12 But I will hope continually.

13 For I know not the numbers thereof. Verses 7,22. 14 Lit. I will come (into the temple) with the mighty deeds of the Lord GOD (as the subjects of praise); I will make mention of thy righteousness, (even) of thee alone.


15 O God, thou hast taught me from my youth. Lit. And till now do I keep declaring thy wonders. Verse 5. 'Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me " S Jo. 7:16. It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God" S. Jo. 6:45. "From a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus" 2 Tim. 3:15.

6 Monster; perhaps a marvel of God's care, or a prodigy on account of calamities. The word is elsewhere translated 'sign'. 8 "Though our Lord's life continued for only thirty-three years, yet every period of man's life was represented by, or condensed into it. "-Blunt. II See Ps. 109. 14 GOD, Heb. Jehovah.

22:22,32 38:21 40:14

16 Forsake me not, O God, in mine old age, when I am gray78:1-8 headed until I have showed thy strength unto this generation, and thy power to all them that are yet for to come.


36:5 65:5

57:11 17 Thy righteousness, O God, 103:11 is very high and great things are 35:10 they that thou hast done: O God, 86:8 who is like unto thee!



34:19 18 O what great troubles and 60:3-5 adversities hast thou showed me!

and yet didst thou turn and refresh me: yea, and broughtest me from the deep of the earth again.



19 Thou hast brought me to 9:15 great honour: and comforted me on every side :


33:1-5 20 Therefore will I praise thee, 68:25 and thy faithfulness, O God, play150:3 ing upon an instrument of music: unto thee will I sing upon the harp, O thou Holy One of


50:14,15 21 My lips will be fain when I 52sing unto thee: and so will my 103:4 soul whom thou hast delivered.


35:28 77:12

22 My tongue also shall talk of thy righteousness all the day long for they are confounded and brought unto shame that seek to do me evil.

Eng. P. B. vv. 1-17, Visit. Sick. Liturgy S. Fames, v. 7, af. Reception. Rom., Maun. Thur.; vv. 14-16, 16th Sun. af. Pent. Gk., 3d H. Visit. Sick; v. 7, close of Psalmody, 1st H. L. (Fri.) C. Hy. 510.

16 Until I have shewed thine arm unto this generation. Verse 8. "The LORD hath made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations" Is. 52:10.

17 "Who is like unto thee, O LORD, among the gods? who is like thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders?" Ex. 15:11. "There is none like unto thee, O LORD; thou art great, and thy name is great in might " Jer.


18 Thou, which hast shewed me great and sore troubles, shalt quicken me again, and shalt bring me up again from the depths of the earth. "After two days will he revive us : in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight" Hos. 6:2. "But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) and hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus" Eph. 2:4-6. "Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth? He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things" Eph. 4:9, 10.

19 Lit. O multiply my greatness! And turn (thyself and) comfort me.

20 I will also praise thee with the psaltery, even thy truth, my God.


21 Lit. My lips shall shout for joy, for I will play unto thee, and my soul which thou hast redeemed. 'And the king sware, and said, As the LORD liveth, that hath redeemed my soul out of all distress" 1 Kin. 1:29. See 1 Kin. 1:48.

22 Verses 7, 11, 13.

20 Sing, lit. play. Holy One of Israel; this Name of God is found in but two other verses of the Psalter, viz:-78:42; 89:19. 21 Fain, i. e. glad.

PSALM LXXII. Deus, judicium.

GIVE the King thy judgments, O God and thy righteousness unto the King's son.



2 Then shall he judge thy peo10:19,20 ple according unto right: and de40:20 fend the poor.


2:6 89:15

3 The mountains also shall bring peace and the little hills righteousness unto the people.



4 He shall keep the simple 68:10 folk by their right: defend the 82:3,4 children of the poor, and punish 140:12 the

36:6 87:1


10:17 wrong doer.


74:22 5 They shall fear thee, as long as the sun and moon endureth : 89:4,30, 35,36 from one generation to another. 65:11 6 He shall come down like the 68:9 rain into a fleece of wool: even


147:8 as the drops that water the earth. 85:8,10 7 In his time shall the right92:11-13 eous flourish : : yea, and abund147:14 ance of peace, so long as the moon endureth.


2:8 80:11

8 His dominion shall be also 89:26 from the one sea to the other : and from the flood unto the world's end.


9 They that dwell in the wil68:1,21, derness shall kneel before him : his enemies shall lick the dust.



Ps. LXXII. Title. Ps. 127 is also attributed to Solomon. 2 Poor, lit. afflicted (so, "judge the poor" in v. 4). 5 K. J. Throughout all generations. 6 'Striking image of a world in all appearance hopelessly dead, but with a hidden capacity for receiving life."-Dr. Pusey. 7 K. J. (marg.) Till there be no moon; a type of the Church Militant which shall at last be merged in the Church Triumphant. 8 The bounds of Solomon's kingdom were on the west from the Red Sea to the Mediterranean, and on the east from the River (Euphrates) far to the north and south. See Ex. 23:31; 1 Kin. 4:24, 25.



(A Psalm) of Solomon.

Third Great Messianic Psalm. (Pss. 2, 45, 72, 110). The Righteousness and the Glory of the Son of David. "A GREATER THAN SOLOMON IS HERE" (S. Mat. 12:42), EVEN MESSIAH, CHRIST THE KING.

The perpetuity of His Kingdom. vv. 1-7.


I Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth. In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely and this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS Jer. 23:5, 6. "The Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son" S. Jo. 5:22.

2 He shall judge thy people with righteousness, and thy poor with judgment. Verses 4, 12, 13. See Is. 11:4; 16:5. 3 Lit. Mountains and hills shall yield peace to the people, in righteousness.

"Then fearless peace
With rich increase

The mountains proud shall fill:
And justice shall
Make plenty fall

On ev'ry humble hill."

Countess of Pembroke. Verses 7, 16. "And the work of righteousness shall be peace: and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever" Is. 32:17. How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace Is. 52:7. See Mic. 4:1-4.

4 He shall judge the poor of the people, he shall save the children of the needy, and shall break in pieces the oppressor. Verses 2, 12, 13.

Verses 7, 17.

6 He shall come down like rain upon the mown grass: as showers that water the earth.

"He shall descend like rain, that cheers
'The meadow's second birth!"-Hy. 38.

"He that ruleth over men must be just, ruling in the fear of
God. And he shall be
as the tender grass spring-
ing out of the earth by clear shining after rain
23:3, 4. See Hos. 6:3


2 Sam.

7 Verses 3, 5, 17. Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ" Rom. 5:1. "This man shall be the peace" Mic. 5:5. "He is our peace 99 Eph. 2:14. See S. Jo. 14:27. The Universality of His Kingdom. vv. 8-11.

8 Lit. And let him have dominion from sea to sea, and from the river unto the ends of the earth. See Zech. 9:10; Ecclus. 44:21. "The Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever" Is. 9:6, 7.

"The sons also of them that afflicted thee shall come bending unto thee; and all they that despised thee shall

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