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31:20 4 How long shall all wicked doers speak so disdainfully: and make such proud boasting?

5 They smite down thy people, O LORD and trouble thine herit





6 They murder the widow and the stranger and put the fatherless to death.

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7 And yet they say, Tush, the 14:1 36:1 LORD shall not see: neither shall the God of Jacob regard it.

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8 Take heed, ye unwise among the people: O ye fools, when will ye understand?


9 He that planted the ear, shall he not hear or he that made the eye, shall he not see?

IO Or he that nurtureth the heathen it is he that teacheth man knowledge; shall not he punish?

II The LORD knoweth the thoughts of man: that they are but vain.

12 Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest, O LORD: and teachest him in thy law;

13 That thou mayest give him patience in time of adversity: until the pit be digged up for the ungodly.

14 For the LORD will not fail his people: neither will he forsake his inheritance.

58:10 15 Until righteousness turn again unto judgment: all such as are true in heart shall follow it.

16 Who will rise up with me

4 Lit. They pour forth, they utter defiance; all the workers of iniquity carry themselves high, (i. e. act proudly). "There shali come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, and saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation 2 S. Pet.

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They break in pieces thy people, O LORD, and afflict thine heritage. See Is. 3:15.

7 Lit. And they say Jah seeth not, neither doth the God of Jacob regard it.

8 Understand, ye brutish among the people: and ye fools, when will ye be wise?

10 Lit. He that chastiseth the nations shall not he correct, even he that teacheth man knowledge?

II "The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain I Cor. 3:20.


12 "My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him: for whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth" Heb. 12:5, 6.

13 That thou mayst give him rest from the days of adversity. "And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, in flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ" 2 Thess. 1:7, 8.

14 See 1 Sam. 12:22; Acts 15:16; Kom. 11:1, 2.

15 But judgment shall return unto righteousness: and all the upright in heart shall follow it.

16 Who will rise up for me against the evil doers? or who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity?

Ps. XCIV. 7 Jah, see Ps. 68:4, n. 10 Nurtureth, i. e. instructeth. II Vain, lit. a breath. 12 LORD, Heb. Jah. In, K. J. out of. 14 Fail, K. J. cast off. 15 Judgment shall return unto righteousness; i. e. it cannot always be perverted.

17 If the LORD had not helped me: it had not failed, but my soul had been put to silence.


18 But when I said, My foot 73:23 hath slipped: thy mercy, O Lord, held me up.

119:76 19 In the multitude of the sorrows that I had in my heart: thy comforts have refreshed my soul.

20 Wilt thou have any thing to do with the stool of wickedness: which imagineth mischief as a law?


against the wicked: or who will take my part against the evil doers ?

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21 They gather them together against the soul of the righteous: and condemn the innocent blood. 22 But the LORD is my refuge : 62:2,6 and God is the strength of my

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my 18:1 951 confidence.

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7:16,17 23 He shall recompense them their wickedness, and destroy them in their own malice: yea, the LORD our God shall destroy them.

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Rom. Good Fri. L. N. Wed.) In Temple, 4th Day Wk., vv. 8-15, 5th Day of Feast of Tabernacles, and vv. 16-23 on 4th Day.


Venite, exultemus.

149:2 O COME, let us sing unto the 18:1 62:7 LORD: let us heartily rejoice in


94:22 the strength of our salvation. 81:2 98:6 2 Let us come before his pres105:2 ence with thanksgiving: and show ourselves glad in him with 18:31 psalms.

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3 For the LORD is a great

17 Unless the LORD had been my help, my soul had almost dwelt in silence.

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"Except JEHOVAH were mine aid,
One moment-and my heart
In silence and in deadly shade

Had found her hopeless part."-Keble.

"The Lord stood with me, and strengthened

me 2 Tim. 4:17.

18. Lit. If (i. e. at any time), I say, My foot hath slipped, thy mercy will hold me up.

19 Lit. In the multitude of my anxious thoughts within


20 Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with thee, which frameth mischief by a law?

21 "When the husbandmen saw the son, they said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and let us seize on his inheritance" S. Mat. 21:38. "When the morning was come, all the chief priests and elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death. I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood" S. Mat. 27:1, 4.

22 And my God is the rock of my refuge.

23 Lit. And he hath caused to return upon them their own iniquity, and shall destroy them through their own wickedness: the LORD our God shall destroy them. "His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be holden with the cords of his sins" Prov. 5:22. "He will miserably destroy those wicked men, and will let out his vineyard unto other husbandmen" S. Mat. 21:41.


Exhortation to the Praise and Fear of God.


Titus 2:13. (Verse 3).
HIM" S. Jo. 1:3. (Verse 5). "I AM THE GOOD
SHEPHERD S. Jo. 10:11. (Verse 7).
Invitation to Praise. VV. I-7.

I Let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation. Verse 6. "Blessed be my rock; and exalted be the God of the rock of my salvation" 2 Sam. 22:47:

2 Lit. Let us go forth to meet his face with thanksgiving, with psalms let us shout aloud unto him.

3 See Ex. 18:11.

22 Refuge, lit. high tower.

86:8 96:4 God and a great King above all gods.

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4 In his hand are all the corners of the earth: and the strength of the hills is his also.



The sea is his, and he made 104:5 it and his hands prepared the



136:6 dry land.



6 O come, let us worship and 96:9 99:5 fall down: and kneel before the LORD our Maker.





7 For he is the Lord our God: 100:2 and we are the people of his pas63:9 ture, and the sheep of his hand. 8 To-day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts: as in the provocation, and as in the day of temptation in the wilder



9 When your fathers tempted me: proved me, and saw my works.

10 Forty years long was I grieved with this generation, and said: It is a people that do err in their hearts, for they have not known my ways:

II Unto whom I sware in my wrath that they should not enter into my rest.

From primitive times the Invitatory Psalm at the beginning of Public Worship. (Am. P. B. only vv. 1-7). Rom., Epiph.; v. 1, 14th Sun. af. Pent.; v. 3, 15th af. Pent. L. Hy. 301.

PSALM XCVI. Cantate Domino (canticum novum cantate).

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O SING unto the LORD a new song: sing unto the LORD, all the 95:1 whole earth.

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