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his displeasure, and the fire shall consume them.

10 Their fruit shalt thou root out of the earth: and their seed from among the children of men.

II For they intended mischief against thee: and imagined such a device as they are not able to perform.

12 Therefore shalt thou put them to flight and the strings of thy bow shalt thou make ready against the face of them.


13 Be thou exalted, LORD, in 57:6-12 thine own strength: so will we 10:2 sing, and praise thy power.


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55:18 70:6


Prop. Ps. Asc. M. Rom., Asc., Days Martyrs. v. 1, 5th Sun. af. Pent.; vv. 2, 3, S. Matthias; vv. 3, 4, SS. Thomas & Matthew; v. 3, S. Mark. Gk. Dawn. T. S. Hy. 116, 424.


Deus, Deus meus ! (respice in me)

My God! my God! look upon

13:1 18:5 25:15-19 me; why hast thou forsaken me : and art so far from my health, 108:11- and from the words of my com

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2 O my God, I cry in the daytime, but thou hearest not: and in the night-season also I take no rest.


3 And thou continuest holy: O 145:17- thou Worship of Israel.

19 4 Our fathers hoped in thee: 44:1 48:7 they trusted in thee, and thou

78:3-8 didst deliver them.

5 They called upon thee, and were holpen: they put their trust in thee, and were not confounded.

10 "His Boots shall be dried up beneath, and above shall his branch be cut off. His remembrance shall perish from the earth, and he shall have no name in the street. He shall neither have son nor nephew among his people, nor any remaining in his dwellings " Job 18:16, 17, 19.

11 Psalm 2.

12 Therefore shalt thou make them turn their back, when thou shalt make ready thine arrows upon thy strings against the face of them. "And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer' Rev. 6:2.


13 "We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned" Rev. 11:17.


For the Chief Musician. To "The Hind of the Dawn." A Psalm of David.


FRUITS OF HIS PASSION AND RESURRECTION. "Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ, which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow." I S. Pet. 1:11.

1 My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? why art thou so far from my salvation, and from the words of my roaring? Verses 11, 19. Pss. 3, 28, 35, 43, 54, 55, 61, 69, 86, 88, 102, 141, 142. "Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared" Heb. 5:7. Spoken by our Lord on the Cross; S. Mat. 27:46; S. Mar. 15:34.

2 O my God, I cry in the daytime, but thou hearest not; and in the night season, and am not silent.


My God, I cry aloud all day,

I cry, and Thou abid'st apart,

And all the night to Thee I pray,

And no sweet silence in my heart."-Keble.

3 But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel.

"O calm and holy, sitting high

Amid the praises of Thine own."-Keble. 4-5 Verse 8.

16 Fruit, i. e. seed, or posterity.

Ps. XXII. "The Hind of the Dawn" (Heb. Aijeleth Shahar) is either the name of a melody to which the psalm was sung, or a poetical description of the subject matter. It is thought to furnish a key to the imagery of the psalm itself. "The suppliant's sufferings are collectively represented by the agonies of a hind at bay, who is hard pressed and wearied with the chase." "Two sets of enemies have pursued her; the one the instigators of the chase; the other the immediate instruments of her death. The former are the bulls compared to lions in respect of their eagerness for their prey, this comparison being introduced in order that the ravenousness of the lion might be superadded to the

6 But as for me, I am a worm, and no man: a very scorn of men, and the outcast of the people.



7 All they that see me laugh 35:21 me to scorn: they shoot out their 57:3-5 lips, and shake their heads, say109:24 ing,


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8 He trusted in GOD, that he 42:13 would deliver him : let him deliver 91:14,15 him, if he will have him.


9 But thou art he that took me 139:12 out of my mother's womb: thou wast my hope, when I hanged yet upon my mother's breasts.

IO I have been left unto thee ever since I was born: thou art my God even from my mother's womb.

II O go not from me; for trouble is hard at hand: and there is none to help me.

12 Many oxen are come about fat bulls of Basan close me in on every side.



13 They gape upon me with 57:4,5 their mouths: as it were a ramping and a roaring lion.

14 I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint: my heart also in the midst of my body is even like melting wax.

15 My strength is dried up like a potsherd, and my tongue cleaveth to my gums: and thou shalt bring me into the dust of death.

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16 For many dogs are come about me: and the counsel" of the wicked layeth siege against me.

16 Counsel; in English Psalter, council.


6 A reproach of men, and despised of the people. "Away with him, away with him, crucify him" S. Jo. 19:15. 'As many were astonied at thee; his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men Is. 52:14. "He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not " Is. 53:3.

7 "And they that passed by reviled him, wagging their heads" S. Mat. 27:39. "And the people stood beholding. And the rulers also with them derided him. The soldiers also mocked him" S. Lu. 23:35, 36. See S. Mar. 15:29.

8 Lit. Roll (thyself, or thy cares) upon the LORD. Let him rescue him, let him deliver him, since he delighteth in him. Verses 4, 5. The Jews said at the Cross, "He trusted in God; let him deliver him now, if he will have him: for he said, I am the Son of God" S. Mat. 27:43. "He maketh his boast that God is his father. Let us see if his words be true: and let us prove what shall happen in the end of him. For if the just man be the son of God, he will help him, and deliver him from the hand of his enemies" Wisd. 2: 16-18.

9 But thou art he that took me out of the womb: thou didst make me hope when I was upon my mother's breasts.

10 I was cast upon thee from the womb thou art my God from my mother's belly. "The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name " Is. 49:1.

II Verses 1, 19. "I have trodden the winepress alone; and of the people there was none with me." "I looked, and there was none to help" Is. 63: 3, 5.

12 Lit. Many bulls have come about me; strong ones of Bashan have surrounded me. Verse 16.

13 Lit. They have opened their mouths upon me. Verse 21. "And they were instant with loud voices, requiring that he might be crucified. And the voices of them and of the chief priests prevailed" S. Lu. 23:23.

15 Lit. And thou layest me in the dust of death.

After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst" S. Jo. 19:28.

16 The assembly of the wicked have inclosed me. Verses Ps. 59.

12, 20.

pride and impetuosity of the buffalo." Her more immediate assailants are the hounds. "Then the Psalmist forgetting for a moment the animal imagery he had adopted, thinks of his own hands and feet as pierced through by his destroyers, who embitter his last moments by treating him as already dead, and dividing or allotting among themselves the clothes of which they had stripped him.-J. F. Thrupp. 1 Hy. A. & M. 118. 8 The word GOD in the Heb. is Jehovah. See Introd. to Book I. 9 Throughout the Old Testament there is never any mention of a human father to the Messiah."-Delitzsch. 12 Basan (Bashan); south-east of Lake of Galilee; famous for its cattle. 15 Hy. A. & M. 119. Potsherd, a refuse piece of pottery.

17 They pierced my hands and my feet: I may tell all my bones: they stand staring and looking upon me.

18 They part my garments among them and cast lots upon my vesture.


19 But be not thou far from 38:21,22 me, O LORD: thou art my succour, haste thee to help me.


20 Deliver my soul from the sword: my darling from the power of the dog.

21 Save me from the lion's mouth thou hast heard me also from among the horns of the uni





22 I will declare thy Name unto my brethren in the midst of the congregation will I praise thee.


23 O praise the LORD, ye that 20 fear him: magnify him, all ye of the seed of Jacob; and fear him, all ye seed of Israel.

24 For he hath not despised 34:6 35:10 nor abhorred the low estate of 69:30 the poor : he hath not hid his face from him; but when he called unto him he heard him.

40:11-13 25 My praise is of thee in the great congregation: my vows will 116:13- I perform in the sight of them that fear him.

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23:5 26 The poor shall eat, and be 69:33 satisfied: they that seek after the LORD, shall praise him: your heart shall live for ever.

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27 All the ends of the world 98:4 shall remember themselves, and

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