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LORD in their trouble: he delivereth them out of their distress.

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29 For he maketh the storm to 89: 10 cease: so that the waves thereof


are still.

30 Then are they glad, because they are at rest: and so he bringeth them unto the haven where they would be.




31 O that men would therefore praise the LORD for his goodness: and declare the wonders that he doeth for the children of men !

32 That they would exalt him also in the congregation of the people and praise him in the seat of the elders!

33 Who turneth the floods into a wilderness: and drieth up the water-springs.

34 A fruitful land maketh he barren for the wickedness of them that dwell therein.

35 Again, he maketh the wilderness a standing water: and water-springs of a dry ground.

36 And there he setteth the hungry that they may build them a city to dwell in;


37 That they may sow their 85:12 land, and plant vineyards: to 15 yield them fruits of increase.



38 He blesseth them, so that 15 they multiply exceedingly: and suffereth not their cattle to de


perhaps even a few months before, it could, humanly speaking, have been anticipated."-Thrupp. 32 K. J. Let them exalt him. Seat, lit. sitting, i. e. assembly.

29 Lit. For he changed the storm into a gentle breeze, and the waves thereof were still. "They awoke him, saying, Master, master, we perish. Then he arose, and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water: and they ceased, and there was a calm " S. Lu. 8:24.

30 Lit. Then were they glad, because they (the waves) were quiet; and he led them to the haven of their desire. "Then they willingly received him into the ship: and immediately the ship was at the land whither they went " S. Jo. 6:21.

31 Verse 8.

Praise of God as Preserver of His people. vv. 33-43.

32 Lit. He turned rivers into a wilderness, and the watersprings into dry ground. "Is my hand shortened at all, that it cannot redeem? or have I no power to deliver? behold, at my rebuke I dry up the sea, I make the rivers a wilderness" Is. 50:2.

34 A fruitful land into saltness. "Babylon, the glory of kingdoms shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah" Is. 13:19. "Moab shall be as Sodom, and the children of Ammon as Gomorrah, even the breeding of nettles, and saltpits, and a perpetual desolation" Zeph. 2:9. "How long shall the land mourn, and the herbs of every field wither, for the wickedness of them that dwell therein?" Jer. 12:4. "As he hath turned the waters into saltness: so shall the heathen inherit his wrath" Ecclus. 39:23. See Deut. 29:22, 23.

35 Lit. He turned the wilderness into a standing water, and dry ground into water-springs. "The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose. In the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the desert. And the parched ground shall become a pool, and the thirsty land springs of water" Is. 35:1, 6, 7. "I will open rivers in high places, and fountains in the midst of the valleys: I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water Is. 41:18. "His blessing covered the dry land as a river, and watered it as a flood" Ecclus.


36 Lit. And there he made the hungry to dwell, and they built a city of habitation. Verses 4, 5, 9, 40, 41. "Behold, I will bring again the captivity of Jacob's tents, and have mercy on his dwellingplaces; and the city shall be builded upon her own heap Jer. 30:18.

37 Lit. And they sowed fields, and planted vineyards, which yielded fruit of increase. I will make them the places round about my hill a blessing; and I will cause the shower to come down in his season; there shall be showers of blessing. And the tree of the field shall yield her fruit, and the earth shall yield her increase, and they shall be safe in their land, and shall know that I am the LORD, when I have broken the bands of their yoke, and delivered them out of the hand of those that served themselves of them" Ezek. 34:26, 27. "I will multiply the fruit of the tree, and the increase of the field" Ezek. 36:30.


38 Lit. And he blessed them, so that they multiplied greatly, and he suffered not their cattle to decrease. "I will multiply them, and they shall not be few; I will also glorify them, and they shall not be small" Jer. 30:19. will multiply men upon you, all the house of Israel, even all of it and the cities shall be inhabited, and the wastes shall be builded: and I will multiply upon you man and beast; and they shall increase and bring fruit and I will settle you

39 And again, when they are minished and brought low: through oppression, through any plague or trouble;

40 Though he suffer them to be evil-entreated through tyrants: and let them wander out of the way in the wilderness;


68:10 41 Yet helpeth he the poor out 113:6,7 of misery and maketh him house132:16 holds like a flock of sheep.




42 The righteous will consider 52:7 58:9 this, and rejoice: and the mouth 63:11 of all wickedness shall be stopped. 43 Whoso is wise, will ponder these things and they shall understand the loving-kindness of the LORD.


Eng. P. B. 2d Cant. Prayers at Sea. Am. P. B. vv. 21-32, 2d Cant. Prayers at Sea. Eng. & Am. P. B. vv. 1, 2, 18, 25, 26, 28, 29, 31, 3d Cant. Prayers at Sea. Rom., vv. 20, 21, 2d Sun. af. Epiph. N. Hy. 408.


Paratum cor meum.

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O GOD, my heart is ready, my 16:10 heart is ready: I will sing, and 109: 1,29 give praise with the best member 146:1 that I have.


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149:3 119:147 130:6

2 Awake, thou lute and harp : I myself will awake right early. 3 I will give thanks unto thee, 18:50 O LORD, among the people: I 30:13 will sing praises unto thee among the nations.


117:1 4 For thy mercy is greater than 36:5 the heavens and thy truth reacheth unto the clouds.




5 Set up thyself, O God, above the heavens and thy glory above all the earth;

after your old estates, and will do better unto you than at your beginnings: and ye shall know that I am the LORD" Ezek. 36:10, 11.

39 Lit. And when they were minished and brought low through oppression, affliction, and sorrow ;

40 Lit. (Though) pouring contempt upon princes, he causeth them to wander in the wilderness, where there is no way;-(Taken from Job 12:21, 24). Verse 4. "He hath shewed strength with his arm; he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts. He hath put down the mighty from their seats" S. Lu. 1:51, 52.

41 Lit. Yet he set the poor on high from affliction, and made him families like a flock. "I will increase them with men like a flock. As the holy flock, as the flock of Jerusalem in her solemn feasts; so shall the waste cities be filled with flocks of men: and they shall know that I am the LORD" Ezek. 36:37, 38. "Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for their's is the kingdom of heaven" S. Mat. 5:10.

42 Lit. The upright see it, and are glad, and all iniquity hath shut her mouth. From Job 22:19 and 5:16.

43 Lit. Who is wise, let him observe these things, and let them consider the loving-kindnesses of the LORD. "Who is wise, and he shall understand these things? prudent, and he shall know them? for the ways of the LORD are right, and the just shall walk in them: but the transgressors shall fall therein " Hos. 14:9.

PSALM 108.

A Song. A Psalm of David.

Hymn of Praise and Thanksgiving.

The Triumph of Christ in His Resurrection and


1 Lit. My heart is steadfast O God, I will sing and play (upon the harp), yea, even my glory.

2 Lit. I will awake the dawn.

3 "I will confess to thee among the Gentiles, and sing unto thy name" Rom. 15:9.

39-41 These verses may be prophetic of future afflictions and deliverances.-See Thrupp. 41 "Like a flock;" this figure is from Job 21:11.

Ps. CVIII. Vv. 1-5 are found with slight variations in Ps. 57:8-12, and vv. 6-13 in Ps. 60:5-12. These parts of psalms may have been thus combined by Zerubbabel after the return from Captivity. 1 Glory, i. e. soul; see Ps. 57:9, n. Greater than; K. J. great above. 5 Set up thyself; K. J. be thou exalted.





89:34 7 God hath spoken in his holiness I will rejoice therefore, and divide Sichem, and mete out the valley of Succoth.

68:27 8 Gilead is mine, and Manasses 76:1 is mine: Ephraim also is the strength of my head;

9 Judah is my law-giver; Moab is my wash-pot: over Edom will I cast out my shoe; upon Philistia will I triumph.


6 That thy beloved may be delivered: let thy right hand save them, and hear thou me.

137:7 IO Who will lead me into the strong city and who will bring me into Edom?


II Hast not thou forsaken us, O God and wilt not thou, O God, go forth with our hosts?

79:9 12 O help us against the ene118:6,8,9 my for vain is the help of man.


118:132 13 Through God we shall do 136:24 great acts: and it is he that shall tread down our enemies.

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Eng. P. B. Prop. Ps. Scotch P. B. 1637 Asc. E. af. Pent. L. T. (Thur.).


Deus laudum.

HOLD not thy tongue, O God of my praise for the mouth of 25 the ungodly, yea, the mouth of the deceitful is opened upon


Asc. E. (since 1552).
Rom. v. 1, 20th Sun.

22:16 31:15,20 me.



2 And they have spoken against 38:19 me with false tongues: they com57:5 593 passed me about also with words


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