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5:12 2 I will be glad and rejoice in 83:18 thee: yea, my songs will I make 135:1 of thy Name, O thou Most

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mine enemies


Highest. 6:10 3 While driven back they shall fall and perish at thy presence.

4 For thou hast maintained my right and my cause: thou art set in the throne that judgest right. 10:18 5 Thou hast rebuked the heathen, and destroyed the ungodly thou hast put out their name for ever and ever.



6 0 thou enemy, destructions are come to a perpetual end: even as the cities which thou hast destroyed, their memorial is perished with them.


7 But the LORD shall endure 26 for ever: he hath also prepared his seat for judgment.


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8 For he shall judge the world 98:9 in righteousness: and minister true judgment unto the people.

18:1 32:8 9 The LORD also will be a de46:1 fence for the oppressed: even a refuge in due time of trouble.

7:1 IO And they that know thy 37:24,25 Name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast never failed them that seek thee.


107:22 II O praise the LORD which dwelleth in Sion: show the people of his doings.


12 For when he maketh inquisi79:11 tion for blood, he remembereth them and forgetteth not the complaint of the poor.


2 I will sing praise to thy name, O thou most High. saw .. them that had gotten the victory ... stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God. And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints. Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for thou only art holy for all nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy judgments are made manifest" Rev. 15:2-4.

3 Lit. Because my enemies are turned back, because they stumble and perish before thy face. "As soon then as he had said unto them, I am he, they went backward, and fell to the ground" S. Jo. 18:6. See Ex. 14:24-31. "Hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb" Rev. 6:16.

4 Lit. Thou hast sat down on the throne judging righteously. Christ "committed himself to him that judgeth righteously" 1 S. Pet. 2:23.

6 Lit. the enemy is cut off: ruins are they forever; the cities thou destroyest, their memory is perished, (even) they themselves. See Ezek. 27:36: 28:19; 30:7; Jer. 51:43; Nah. 1:8. "With violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all" Rev. 18:21.

7 Lit. And the LORD sits (enthroned) forever.

8 He shall minister judgment to the people in uprightness. God "hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained" Acts 17:31. See Is. 32:1.

9 Lit. That so the LORD may be a high tower to the crushed, a fortress in times of trouble. "A man shall be as an hiding place from the wind, and a covert from the tempest Is. 32:2.


II "The moon shall be confounded, and the sun ashamed, when the LORD of hosts shall reign in mount Zion, and in Jerusalem, and before his ancients gloriously" Is. 24:23.

12 Lit. He hath not forgotten the cry of the humble. "Surely your blood of your lives will I require; At the hand of every man's brother will I require the life of man "Gen. 9:5. "They cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? Rev. 6:10.

6 Not only is the power of the enemy taken away, but the very names of their strongholds are forgotten. Memorial, i. e. memory. 10 Here, as often in the psalms when the praise heightens, God is addressed directly. Failed, K. J. forsaken. 12 Inquisition for blood" means God's searching judgment. 13 Collect for Easter Even.



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13 Have mercy upon me, O LORD; consider the trouble which I suffer of them that hate me : thou that liftest me up from the gates of death;

14 That I may show all thy praises within the ports of the daughter of Sion: I will rejoice in thy salvation.

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15 The heathen are sunk down in the pit that they made: in the same net which they hid privily is their foot taken.

16 The LORD is known to execute judgment: the ungodly is trapped in the work of his own hands.


17 The wicked shall be turned 50:22 into hell and all the people that forget God.


10:13,19 18 For the poor shall not al37:5-14 way be forgotten: the patient 69:34 abiding of the meek shall not perish for ever.


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19 Up, LORD, and let not man 68:1 have the upper hand: let the heathen be judged in thy sight.

20 Put them in fear, O LORD: that the heathen may know themselves to be but men.

Rom vv. 1, 2, 1st Sun. af. 3d in Lent; vv. 4, 9, 4th af. Sept.; vv. 10-12, 3d af. Pent.

Pent.; vv. 3, 19,

vv. 9, 10,


PSALM X. Ut quid, Domine?

WHY standest thou so far off,

募 22:1,19 O LORD: and hidest thy face in

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2 The ungodly, for his own

14 Lit. That I may tell all thy praise in the gates of the daughter of Zion: that I may exult in thy salvation. "Thou shalt call thy walls Salvation, and thy gates Praise" Is. 60:18.

16 Lit. The LORD hath made himself known, he hath executed judgment, snaring the wicked in the work of his own hands. Higgaion. Selah. "His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be holden with the cords of his sins" Prov. 5:22.

18 Lit. The hope of the meek shall not perish forever. "Here is the patience and the faith of the saints" Rev. 13:10. "To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life Rom. 2:7.

19 Arise, O LORD; let not man prevail. "Rise up, LORD, and let thine enemies be scattered; and let them that hate thee flee before thee " Num. 10: 35.

20 Selah. Ps. 67.


A Prayer that God will hasten His judgment upon the pride and tyranny of the wicked. See 2 Sam. 3:39. CHRIST "IN THE DAYS OF HIS FLESH,-offered

Heb. 5: 7.

"My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?" S. Mat. 27: 46.



2 Lit. Through the pride of the wicked the afflicted burns (i. e. is sorely grieved). They are taken in the devices they have imagined.

14 By a Heb. figure a city is called the daughter of the hills on which it stands. Ports, i. e. gates. 16 Higgaion, a musical term denoting a meditative symphony. The Selah which follows indicates an interlude to rouse and stir the feelings. 17 Hell, lit. Sheol: see Ps. 6:5, n. Heb. frail man; (so "men," in v. 20).

19 Man,

Ps. X. This psalm belongs to the same period as the preceding. 2 The word "poor" which occurs so frequently in this psalm represents four different words in the Heb. In vv. 2, 9, 10, it means "one afflicted', in whom affliction has produced its fruits"; in vv. 8, 11, 16, wretched, forlorn'; in vv. 13, 19, "one 'meek', in whom patience has been tried and perfected"; and in v. 20, one 'oppressed'.


9:15,16 lust, doth persecute the poor: let them be taken in the crafty wiliness that they have imagined.

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3 For the ungodly hath made boast of his own heart's desire: and speaketh good of the covetous, whom GOD abhorreth.


7 His mouth is full of cursing, 59:12 deceit, and fraud: under his tongue is ungodliness and vanity.

8 He sitteth lurking in the thievish corners of the streets : and privily in his lurking dens Idoth he murder the innocent: his eyes are set against the poor.

9 For he lieth waiting secretly; even as a lion lurketh he in his den: that he may ravish the poor.

IO He doth ravish the poor: when he getteth him into his net.


4 The ungodly is so proud, that he careth not for God: neither is God in all his thoughts.

5 His ways are alway grievous: thy judgments are far above out of his sight, and therefore defieth he all his enemies.

6 For he hath said in his heart, Tush! I shall never be cast down : there shall no harm happen unto


II He falleth down, and humbleth himself: that the congregation of the poor may fall into the hands of his captains.

12 He hath said in his heart, Tush God hath forgotten: he

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