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enemies, and overtake them : neither will I turn again till I have destroyed them.

38 I will smite them, that they 60:12 shall not be able to stand: but fall under my feet.



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39 Thou hast girded me with strength unto the battle: thou shalt throw down mine enemies under


mine 40 Thou hast made enemies also to turn their backs upon me and I shall destroy

them that hate me.

41 They shall cry, but there shall be none to help them: yea, even unto the LORD shall they cry, but he shall not hear them.

42 I will beat them as small as 83:13 the dust before the wind: I will cast them out as the clay in the


118:10- 43 Thou shalt deliver me from 22 the strivings of the people and thou shalt make me the head of the heathen.



44 A people whom I have not 72:11 known shall serve me.


66:2 45 As soon as they hear of me, they shall obey me: but the strange children shall dissemble with me.



46 The strange children shall fail and be afraid out of their prisons. 47 The

LORD liveth; and

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38 I have wounded them that they were not able to rise: they are fallen under my feet. "Ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet" Mal. 4:3.

39 Thou hast subdued under me those that rose up against me. Verse 32.

40 Lit. Thou gavest me the necks of mine enemies, and those that hated me I destroyed.

41 They cried, but there was none to save them: even unto the LORD, but he answered them not. "Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not" S. Mat. 25:11, 12. "And when Saul enquired of the LORD, the LORD answered him not; neither by dreams, nor by Urim, nor by prophets" 1 Sam. 28:6. "He shall have judgment without mercy, that hath shewed no mercy S. Jas. 2:13.

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42 Then did I beat them small as the dust before the wind: I did cast them out as the dirt in the streets. "Then she that is mine enemy shall see it, and shame shall cover her which said unto me, Where is the LORD thy God? mine eyes shall behold her: now shall she be trodden down as the mire of the streets" Mic. 7:10. See Zech. 10:5.

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43 Thou hast delivered me from the strivings of the people: and thou hast made me the head of the heathen. See 2 Sam. 19:41-43. "Behold, one like the Son of man and there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him Dan. 7:13, 14.

44 Lit. A people whom I knew not served me. that knew not thee shall run unto thee " Is. 55:5.


45 Lit. At the hearing of the ear they showed themselves obedient, the sons of the stranger submitted themselves unto me (i. e. yielded a feigned submission).

"Sons of aliens at My feet

Me with slaves' obedience greet."-Keble.

See 2 Sam. 8:9, 10.

46 Lit. The sons of the stranger faded away, they came forth trembling from their strongholds. See Mic. 7:17.

The glorious triumph ascribed to God. vv. 47-51. 47 Blessed be my rock; and let the God of my salvation be exalted. Verses 1, 31. "For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself " S. Jo. 5:26.

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41 "They looked, but there was none to save; even unto the LORD, but he answered them not' 2 Sam. 22:42. "Then did I beat them as small as the dust of the earth, did stamp them as the mire of the street, and did spread them abroad 2 Sam. 22:43: 47 In the three parts of this and the 49th verses, a reference is seen to the Blessed Trinity.

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48 Even the God that seeth that I be avenged: and subdueth the people unto me.

49 It is he that delivereth me 34:16,18, from my cruel enemies, and


140:1 setteth me up above mine adversaries thou shalt rid me from the wicked man.



50 For this cause will I give thanks unto thee, O LORD, among the Gentiles: and sing praises unto thy Name.

51 Great prosperity giveth he 89:21 unto his King: and showeth loving-kindness unto David, his Anointed, and unto his seed for

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Gk. Liturgy, v. 1, before Creed. Rom., v. I, 4th Sun. af. Pent.; vv. 1, 3-6, Sept.; vv. 13, 15, Easter Tues., Mon. af. Pent.; vv. 18, 19, 2d Sun. af. Pent.; vv. 27, 31, 8th af. Pent.; v. 49, 5th in Lent. P. Hy. 437, 461, 500.


Cæli enarrant.

THE heavens declare the glory of God: and the firmament showeth his handy-work.

2 One day telleth another: and one night certifieth another.

50:1 3 There is neither speech nor language but their voices are heard among them.

4 Their sound is gone out into all lands and their words into the ends of the world.

5 In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun: which cometh forth as a bridegroom out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a giant to run his course.

48 Lit. The God who giveth me revenges, and subdued peoples under me.

49 He delivereth me from mine enemies: yea, thou liftest me up above those that rise up against me: thou hast delivered me from the violent man.

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50 Jesus Christ was a minister of the the truth of God,- that the Gentiles might his mercy; as it is written, For this cause thee among the Gentiles, and sing unto thy 15: 8,9.

51 See 2 Sam. 7:16.



For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. Revelation of Himself in Nature and His Word.



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I "The Heav'ns are telling high and wide
The glory of the Lord."-Keble.

"The invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead" Rom. 1:20.

2 Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.

3 Lit. There is no speech, and there are no words, their voice is inaudible. 5 "I am the light of the world" S. Jo. 8:12. "Unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings" Mal, 4:2.

"He is the tower of salva

51 Prosperity, lit. salvation. tion for his king" 2 Sam. 22:51. Anointed; Heb. Messiah, the Gk. Christ.

Ps. XIX. 3 "What though, in solemn silence, all

Move round this dark terrestrial ball?
What though no real voice nor sound
Amidst their radiant orbs be found?
In reason's ear they all rejoice,
And utter forth a glorious voice.
For ever singing, as they shine,

"The Hand that made us is divine." "

-"The bright firmament


Shoots forth no flame

So silent, but is eloquent

In speaking the Creator's Name."


5-6 "Proceeding from His chamber free,
The royal hall of chastity,

Giant of twofold substance, straight
His destined way He runs elate.

From God the Father He proceeds,
To God the Father back He speeds:
Proceeds as far as very hell,

Speeds back to light ineffable."

S. Ambrose. Veni Redemptor gentium.

4 S. Paul in Rom. 10:18, quotes the former part of this verse in illustration of the progress of the Gospel. Hy. A. & M. 431.


6 It goeth forth from the uttermost part of the heaven, and runneth about unto the end of it again and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.


93:6 7 The law of the LORD is an 117 undefiled law, converting the soul the testimony of the LORD is sure, and giveth wisdom unto the simple.


8 The statutes of the LORD are 18:22 right, and rejoice the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, and giveth light unto the eyes.



9 The fear of the LORD is clean, and endureth for ever: the judgments of the LORD are true, and righteous altogether.

10 More to be desired are they 103,127 than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey, and the honey-comb.

25:13 11 Moreover, by them is thy 119:2 servant taught

and in keeping of them there is great reward.

40:15 12 Who can tell how oft he 90:8 offendeth: O cleanse thou me from my secret faults.

119:133 13 Keep thy servant also from presumptuous sins, lest they get the dominion over me: so shall I be undefiled, and innocent from the great offence.


14 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart : be alway acceptable in thy sight,

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