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ant with my holy oil have I
anointed him.

22 My hand shall hold him 80:17 fast: and my arm shall strengthen


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140:7 23 The enemy shall not be able to do him violence: the son of wickedness shall not hurt him.

24 I will smite down his foes before his face and plague them that hate him.

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25 My truth also and my mercy shall be with him and in my Name shall his horn be exalted.

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26 I will set his dominion also 80:11 in the sea: and his right hand in the floods.


27 He shall call me, Thou art my Father: my God, and my strong salvation.

2:7 28 And I will make him my 72:10,11 First-born: higher than the kings of the earth.


29 My mercy will I keep for him for evermore: and my covenant shall stand fast with him. 21:4 30 His seed also will I make 72:5,7,17 to endure for ever: and his throne as the days of heaven.

31 But if his children forsake my law and walk not in my judg ments;


32 If they break my statutes, and keep not my commandments : I will visit their offences with the rod, and their sin with scourges.

33 Nevertheless, my lovingkindness will I not utterly take from him nor suffer my truth to fail.

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up unto them David to be their king; to whom also he gave testimony, and said, I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after mine own heart, which shall fulfil all my will. Of this man's seed hath God according to his promise raised unto Israel a Saviour, Jesus" Acts 13:22, 23.

22 With whom my hand shall be established. Verse 14. 23 The enemy shall not exact upon him; nor the son of wickedness afflict him. See 2 Sam. 7:8-11. 25 Verses 1, 18, 29. 28 Ps. 110. See 2 Sam. 7:14., "And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my Who is the image of the invisible beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased" S. Mat. 3:17. God, the firstborn of every creature. And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence" Col. 1:15, 18. "When he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him " Heb. 1:6. "He hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS" Rev. 19: 16.

29 Verses 1, 4, 25, 34. "My mercy shall not depart away from him, as I took it from Saul" 2 Sam. 7:15.

30 Verses 4, 35- "Thine house and thy kingdom shall be established for ever before thee: thy throne shall be established for ever" 2 Sam. 7:16.

31 "When Rehoboam had established the kingdom, and had strengthened himself, he forsook the law of the LORD, and all Israel with him" 2 Chr. 12:1.

32 See 2 Sam. 7:14. 33 Verse 1.

23 Exact upon him; i, e. come upon him as an exacting creditor. 25 Truth, K. J. faithfulness. 26 Dominion, K. J. hand. 27 My strong salvation; K. J. the rock of my salvation. 33 Truth, K. J. faithfulness.






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44:10 37 But thou hast abhorred and 60:1 forsaken thine Anointed: and art displeased at him.


34 My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips: I have sworn once by my holiness, that I will not fail David.



35 His seed shall endure for ever and his seat is like as the sun before me.

36 He shall stand fast for evermore as the moon: and as the faithful witness in heaven.


40 All they that go by spoil 3:13 him and he is become a reproach 69:8 88:7 to his neighbours.


41 Thou hast set up the right hand of his enemies: and made all his adversaries to rejoice.

42 Thou hast taken away the edge of his sword: and givest him not victory in the battle.

43 Thou hast put out his glory : and cast his throne down to the ground.

44 The days of his youth hast thou shortened: and covered him 13:1,2 with dishonour.

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38 Thou hast broken the covenant of thy servant and cast his crown to the ground.

39 Thou hast overthrown all his hedges and broken down his strongholds.

77:7-9 45 LORD, how long wilt thou 88:14 hide thyself? for ever: and shall


143:7 thy wrath burn like fire ?

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34 Verses 3, 48.

35 Verses 4, 29, 30. "Thus saith the LORD; If ye can break my covenant of the day, and my covenant of the night, and that there should not be day and night in their season; then may also my covenant be broken with David my servant, that he should not have a son to reign upon his throne" Jer. 33:20, 21.


36 Lit. He shall be established for ever as the moon, and the witness in heaven (i. e. God) is faithful. Selah. Verse 1. "My witness is in heaven, and my record is on high" Job 16:19. 'Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness" Rev. 1:5. "These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness" Rev. 3:14. Lament over disasters which have befallen king and people. vv. 37-44.

37 But thou hast cast off and abhorred, thou hast been wroth with thine anointed.

38 Thou hast made void the covenant of thy servant: thou hast profaned his crown by casting it to the ground. Verses 43, 48.

39 Thou hast broken down all his hedges: thou hast brought his strong holds to ruin. See 2 Chr. 12:2-4.

40 Lit. All that pass by the way have spoiled him. Verse See 2 Chr. 12:9.


42 Lit. Thou turnest the edge of his sword, and hast not made him to stand in the battle.

43 Lit. Thou hast made him to cease from his splendour. Verse 38. "He hath stripped me of my glory, and taken the crown from my head "Job 19:9.

44 Selah. "I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked off the hair: I hid not my face from shame and spitting" Is. 50:6.

Prayer for Mercy. vv. 45-50.

45 How long, LORD? wilt thou hide thyself for ever?

34 Once; i. e. once for all. K. J. I will not lie unto David. 35 Seat, K. J. throne. 37 Thine Anointed; here Reho boam. So Christ, for "It pleased the LORD to bruise him " Is. 53:10.

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46 O remember how short my 90:9, 10 time is: wherefore hast thou made 102:11 all men for nought?



16 47 What man is he that liveth, and shall not see death: and shall 49:7,9, he deliver his soul from the hand of hell?


48 Lord, where are thy old loving-kindnesses: which thou swarest unto David in thy truth?

49 Remember, Lord, the rebuke that thy servants have: and how I do bear in my bosom the rebukes of many people;


50 Wherewith thine enemies 79:13 have blasphemed thee, and slan72:18 dered the footsteps of thine Anointed: Praised be the LORD for evermore. Amen, and Amen.


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Pro. Ps. Christmas E. Am. P. B. vv. 1, 2, 19, 20, 26, 28 in Anth. Christmas; v. 23, Visit. Sick (also Rom. Offices). Rom., Christmas; v. 6, S. Mark, SS. Philip & James; vv. 12, 15, Christmas 3d Comm., Circ. Matins (Thur., Fri.) Hy. 503. See p. x.

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