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they cannot do evil, neither also is it in them to do good. Silver spread into plates is brought from Tarshish, and gold from Uphaz, the work of the workman, and of the hands of the founder: they are all the work of cunning men" Jer. 10:4, 5, 9. "We ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man's device" Acts 17:29. See Is. 40:18-20;

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5-7 "They counted all the idols of the heathen to be gods: which neither have the use of eyes to see, nor noses to draw breath, nor ears to hear, nor fingers of hands to handle; and as for their feet, they are slow to go" Wisd. 15:15

5 As for their tongue, it is polished by the workman, and they themselvesfare gilded and laid over with silver; yet are they but false, and cannot speak." "They light them candles, yea, more than for themselves, whereof they cannot see one" Baruch 6:8, 19.

8 "Woe unto him that saith to the wood, Awake; to the dumb stone, Arise, it shall teach! Behold, it is laid over with gold and silver, and there is no breath at all in the midst of it" Hab. 2:19. "That which is made with hands is cursed, as well it, as he that made it: he, because he made it; and it, because, being corruptible, it was called god" Wisd. 14:8. "Both they that make them they that desire them, and they that worship them, are lovers of evil things, and are worthy to have such things to trust upon " Wisd. 15:6.

All Israel bidden to trust in the Lord. VV. 9-12.

9 O Israel, trust thou in the LORD: he is their help and their shield. "Happy art thou, O Israel: who is like unto thee, O people saved by the LORD, the shield of thy help" Deut. 33:29.

10, 11 He is their help and their shield.

God's Blessing upon His people. vv. 13-18.

16 Lit. The heavens (are) heavens for the LORD (i. e. for his dwelling place). "God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands" Acts 17:24.

17 Lit. The dead praise not Jah. "The grave cannot praise thee, death can not celebrate thee: they that go down into the pit cannot hope for thy truth" Is. 38:18.

8 The Israel which returned from Babylon never fell back into idolatry. 17, 18 Jah; see Ps. 68:4, n.

88: 10-12 O LORD: neither all they that go down into silence.

18 But we will praise the LORD: from this time forth for evermore. 18 Praise the LORD.


113:1,2 118:17,



18:1 34:17


PSALM CXVI. Dilexi, quoniam.

I AM well pleased: that the 118:21 LORD hath heard the voice of my


V. 1 in 4th Cant. Prayers at Sea. Int. S. Bartholomew. Irish P. B. Cons. Churchyard. Rom., (with CXIV.) Epiph.; Easter through Octave; Whitsun. through Octave; v. 11, 22d Sun. af. Pent. V. (Sun.) Gk. Epiph. In Temple, at the Passover Sacrifice, on Pentecost, and daily in Feast of Tabernacles and Dedication.

17:6 31:2 prayer;



102:2 unto me: 145:18,

therefore will I call

19 upon him as long as I live. 18:3,4 3 The snares of death com661 passed me round about: and the 88:2, 15 pains of hell gat hold upon me.


22:1, II,

19-21 25:16,19, 21,24

4 I shall find trouble and heav37:40,41 iness, and I will call upon the

61:2 Name of the LORD: O LORD, I

2 That he hath inclined his ear


118:5 beseech thee, deliver my soul.






11:8 36:6

48:9 89:15,17

5 Gracious is the LORD, and righteous: yea, our God is merci111:3 ful.


6 The LORD preserveth the 4 simple: I was in misery, and he 66:17,18 helped me.


55:6 13:6

142:7 7 Turn again then unto thy rest, O my soul: for the LORD hath rewarded thee.

16:11 8 And why? thou hast deliv

18 Lit. But we will bless Jah from this time forth even for ever. Hallelujah.

Verse 1. Ps. 117.

PSALM 116.

Written after the return from the Babylonish Captivity. A Thanksgiving for deliverance from imminent peril. CHRIST THE GREAT HIGH PRIEST OFFERING HIMSELF AS


I Lit. I love (i. e. the LORD), because the LORD heareth my voice (and) my supplications.

"Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me. And I knew that thou hearest me always " S. Jo. 11:41, 42.


"O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?" Rom. 7:24.


4 I found trouble and sorrow. Then called I upon the name of the LORD. Verses 12, 15. "He prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me "S. Mat. 26:39.

5 "The LORD God, merciful and gracious, . . . keeping mercy for thousands " Ex. 34:6, 7.


7 For the LORD hath dealt bountifully with thee. unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls" S. Mat. 11:28, 29.

8" He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from off all faces" Is 25:8.

18 Hallelujah, i. e. Praise ye Jah.

3 Snares, lit. cords. Hell, lit. Sheol; see
Simple; lit. the "open"; see Ps. 19:7, n.
K. J. was brought low. 8 And why? K. J. for.

Ps. CXVI. See Ps. 113, n. 2 That; K. J. because.
Ps. 6:5, n. 6
Was in misery;


49:15 ered my soul from death: mine eyes from tears, and feet from falling.



27:15 9 I will walk before the LORD: 56:13 in the land of the living.


60: II

Io I believed, and therefore 62:9 will I speak; but I was sore 118:3,9 troubled: I said in my haste, All men are liars.



23:5 34:8

11 What reward shall I give unto the LORD: for all the benefits that he hath done unto me? 12 I will receive the cup of salvation and call upon the

Name of the LORD.


61:8 65:1

13 I will pay my vows now in 56:12 the presence of all his people : 66:12,13 right dear in the sight of the LORD 72:14 is the death of his saints.


14 Behold, O LORD, how that 89:3,21 I am thy servant: I am thy ser



125 vant, and the son of thy" handmaid: thou hast broken my bonds in sunder.


50:14 15 I will offer to thee the sac107:22 rifice of thanksgiving: and will call upon the Name of the LORD.


16 I will pay my vows unto the LORD, in the sight of all his people in the courts of the LORD'S house; even in the midst of thee, O Jerusalem. Praise the LORD.

Eng. P. B. vv. 1−12, 13, 16, Churching Off.
Am. P. B., vV. I, 2, 4, 5, 11-13, 16, Churching
Off.; v. 4 (pt.) in 3d Cant. Prayers at Sea. P. B.
Bur. Sar., Name of Jesus; Commend. Souls;
Vig. Dead. Rom., vv. 1-9, Off. Dead; vv. 10-16,
2d Sun. af. Epiph. (Holy Name of Jesus); Maun.
Thur.; Good Fri.; All Saints; Days Ap. & Ev.;

14 Thy handmaid; in English Psalter, thine handmaid.

"We are


willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord" 2 Cor. 5:8.

10 Lit. I believe (in him); for I must speak; I, even I, was greatly afflicted. "We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have ĺ spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak" 2 Cor. 4:13.

12 Verses 4, 15. "He took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it" S. Mat. 26:27. "As often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord's death till he come I Cor. 11:26.



13 I will pay my vows unto the LORD now in the presence of all his people. Verse 16. "They shall be mine, saith the LORD of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels Mal. 3:17. "The righteous live for evermore; their reward also is with the Lord, and the care of them is with the most High. Therefore shall they receive a glorious kingdom, and a beautiful crown from the Lord's hand: for with his right hand shall he cover them, and with his arm shall he protect them" Wisd. 5:15, 16.

14 Thou hast loosed my bonds. "Now will I break his yoke from off thee, and will burst thy bonds in sunder " Nah. 1:13.

15 Verses 4, 12. "In every place incense shall be offered unto my name, and a pure offering: for my name shall be great among the heathen, saith the LORD of hosts" Mal.


15, 16 "I will sacrifice unto thee with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay that that I have vowed. Salvation is of the LORD" Jonah 2:9. "By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name Heb. 13:15.

16 Lit. In the midst of thee, O Jerusalem. Hallelujah. Verse 13. "The LORD was ready to save me: therefore we will sing my songs to the stringed instruments all the days of our life in the house of the LORD" Is. 38:20.

io Here the Latin version begins another psalm (CXV) with the word, Credidi. 11 Hy. A. & M. 259. 12 Receive, lit. lift up. The figure is taken from the custom at the Feast of the Passover, when the redemption out of Egypt was celebrated. The " cup of salvation" is that which is raised aloft, and drunk amidst thanksgiving for so great a deliverance. 13 Right dear; K. J. precious. "The preciousness in God's sight of holy deaths implies the glory which is beyond them."-Bp. Alexander. During the Decian persecution Babylas Bp. of Antioch (A. D. 251) went cheerfully to death singing this verse. 14 Servant; see Ps. 18, title, n. "Thou hast loosed my bonds; "-"Though we be tied and bound with the chain of our sins, yet let the pitifulness of thy great mercy loose us."-From an "Occasional " Prayer in Eng. P. B. 16 Hallelujah, i. e. Praise ye Jah.

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