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even as it were a sparrow: that sitteth alone upon the house-top. 22:6,7 8 Mine enemies revile me all 69:7 109:24 the day long and they that are mad upon me are sworn together against me.

9 For I have eaten ashes as it were bread and mingled my drink with weeping;

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38:1 90:7

30:6,7 10 And that, because of thine indignation and wrath: for thou hast taken me up, and cast me down.

103:15 11 My days are gone like a 109:22 shadow: and I am withered like



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12 But thou, O LORD, shalt 135:13 endure for ever: and thy remembrance throughout all generations.


13 Thou shalt arise, and have mercy upon Sion: for it is time that thou have mercy upon her, yea, the time is come.


14 And why? thy servants think upon her stones: and it pitieth them to see her in the dust.


15 The heathen shall fear thy 138:4,5 Name, O LORD: and all the kings of the earth thy Majesty;

16 When the LORD shall build up Sion: and when his glory shall appear;


17 When he turneth him unto



68:5,10 prayer of the poor destitute: and despiseth not their desire.

50:2 99:2 132:14

22:31,32 18 This shall be written for 78:6,7 those that come after: and the 87:3,6 people which shall be born shall praise the LORD.

8 Lit. All the day have mine enemies reproached me; they that are mad against me make me a curse. "My foes revile me all day long, In cursing and in scorn

My name by all the frantic throng
On angry lip is borne."-Keble.

"They that passed by reviled him " S. Mat.

See Jer. 29:22. 27:39.


"Thou lift'st me high, on earth to cast."-Keble. 11 My days are like a shadow that declineth. Verse 4 "Man that is born of a woman is of few days. He fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not " Job 14:1, 2. The Consolation. VV. 12-28.

Contrast of the "abiding character of Messiah's Kingdom," and the "shortness of human life, and the vanity of things created."-Bp. Alexander.

12 Lit. But thou, O LORD, sittest throned forever; and thy memorial (i. e. Name) is to all generations. Verses 26, 27. "Thou, O LORD, remainest for ever; thy throne from generation to generation" Lam. 5:19.

"But when the fulness of the time was come, God 13 sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, to redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons" Gal. 4:4, 5.

14 For thy servants take pleasure in her stones, and favour the dust thereof.

15 Lit. And the nations shall fear the Name of the LORD. Verse 22.

16 Lit. Because the LORD hath built Zion: he hath appeared in his glory. Verse 21. "The LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, I will glorify the house of my glory" Is. 60:2, 3, 7. "The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, saith the LORD of hosts" Hag. 2:9.

17 Lit. He hath turned to the prayer of the destitute, and not despised their prayer.

18 Verse 28. "Be ye glad and rejoice for ever in that which I create for, behold, I create Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her people a joy" Is. 65:18.

18 Christ's people,-of the New Birth. LORD, Heb. Jah; see Ps. 68:4, note.


19 For he hath looked down from his sanctuary: out of the heaven did the LORD behold the earth;


9:13 20 That he might hear the 68:6,20 mourning" of such as are in cap79:12 tivity and deliver the children 14,16 appointed unto death;


146:7 21 That they may declare the

22: Name of the LORD in Sion: and his worship at Jerusalem;


22 When the people are gath68:32 ered together: and the kingdoms also, to serve the LORD. 23 He brought down my strength in my journey shortened my days.


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24 But I said, O my God, take me not away in the midst of mine age as for thy years, they endure throughout all generations.

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104:5 25 Thou, Lord, in the begin119:90, ning hast laid the foundation of


8:3 19:1 the earth and the heavens are the work of thy hands.

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26 They shall perish, but thou shalt endure they all shall wax old as doth a garment;


27 And as a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed: but thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail.


28 The children of thy servants 69:37 shall continue: and their seed shall stand fast in thy sight.

Prop. Ps. Ash-Wed. E.; v. 1, Visit. Sick; Cons. Bishops, and in many Anglican and Roman Offices; v. 17, 3d Cant. Prayers at Sea. Sar.,

20 Mourning; in English Psalter, mournings.

21 Verse 16.

22 Verse 15. 24 Verse 27.

25-27 Referred to Christ by the to the Hebrews. Heb. 1:10-12.

author of the Epistle

26 Found in Is. 51:6. Verse 12. "The day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up" 2 S. Pet. 3:10. "Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away" S. Mat. 24:35

"I am he; I am the Jesus Christ the same Heb. 13:8. "The And the heaven


27 Lit. But thou art he. Verse 24. first, I also am the last" Is. 48:12. yesterday, and to day, and for ever" stars of heaven fell unto the earth. departed as a scroll when it is rolled together" Rev. 6:13, 14. 28 And their seed shall be established before thee. Verse 18.

19 K. J. The height of his sanctuary. 21 Worship, K. J. praise. 23 Journey, K. J. way. 24 The word for God is El, which is used of the Messiah in Is. 7:14; 9:6; 10:21, and this change marks the beginning of the Messianic portion of the psalm.-Thrupp. 27 "Shalt thou change them;" in the Gk. version, and in the Epistle to the Hebrews,-" Shalt thou fold them up." 28 Continue, lit. dwell.

Rom., V. I,
Visit. Sick; Off. Dying (also Gk.)
17th Sun. af. Pent.; vv. 1-4, 13, Wed. in Holy
Wk.; v. 15, 18th_af. Pent.; vv. 15, 16, 3d af.
Epiph.; 16th af. Pent. N. (Lent). S. N.
Temple on Fasts.


Benedic, anima mea (Domino: et omnia).




104: 1,35 115:18 134: 1,2

PRAISE the LORD, O my soul : and all that is within me, praise 145:12 his holy Name.

2 Praise the LORD, O my soul : 105:2 and forget not all his benefits:

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3 Who forgiveth all thy sin: 41:3,4 and healeth all thine infirmities;




4 Who saveth thy life from destruction and crowneth thee with 71:21 mercy and loving-kindness;




5:13 63:4 5 Who satisfieth thy mouth with 2536 good things: making thee young 107:9 and lusty as an eagle.



6 The LORD executeth right

9:16 35:3


68:5 eousness and judgment: for all them that are oppressed with wrong.


147:6 7 He showed his ways unto
147:19 Moses: his works unto the chil-
98:4 dren of Israel.


8 The LORD is full of compas86:15 sion and mercy: long-suffering, 1124 and of great goodness.



9 He will not always be chid30:5 ing: neither keepeth he his anger

for ever.

IO He hath not dealt with us after our sins: nor rewarded us according to our wickednesses. 36:5 II For look how high 108:4 heaven is in comparison of the



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