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5 Because those that deceased are

Of thee shall no remembrance have ;
And who is he that will to thee

Give praises lying in the grave?
6 I with my groaning weary am,
I also all the night my.

Have caused for to swim ; and I

With tears my couch have watered. 7 Mine eye, consum'd with grief, grows old,

Because of all mine enemies. 8 Hence from me, wicked workers all ;

For God hath heard my weeping cries. 9 God hath my supplication heard,

My pray'r received graciously. 10 Sham'd and sore vex'd be all


foes, Sham'd and back turned suddenly.

Another of the same. 1 IN thy great indignation,

O Lord, rebuke me not;
Nor on me lay thy chast'ning hand

In thy displeasure hot.
2 Lord, I am weak, therefore on me

Have mercy, and me spare:
Heal me, O Lord, because thou know'st

My bones much vexed are.
3 My soul is vexed sore: but, Lord,

How long stay wilt thou make? 4 Return, Lord, free my soul; and save

Me, for thy mercies sake.
5 Because of thee in death there shall

No more rememb’rance be:
Of those that in the


do lie, Who shall give thanks to thee? 6 I with my groaning weary am,

And all the night my bed

I caused for to swim; with tears

my couch I watered. 7 By reason of my vexing grief Mine


consumed is;
It waxeth old, because of all

That be mme enemies.
8 But now, depart from me, all ye

That work iniquity;
For why? the Lord hath heard my voice,
When I did mourn and

cry. 9 Unto my supplication

The Lord did hearing give; When I to him my prayer make, The Lord will it receive.

10 Let all be sham'd and troubled sore

That en’mies are to me;
Let them turn back, and suddenly

Ashamed let them be.

PSALM VII. If the following paraphrase * of this Psalm, as spoken in the person of Messiah the Lord, shall not seem carry

its own evidence in its bosom, the considerate reader will be pleased to consult, among others, these few parallels, with their respective evidences, viz. Psal. ix. x. xviii. xxxv. xliv. and xciv.


Messiah pleads his innocence,

his cause may fail,
If e'er he gave a just offence,

Or harm'd the public weal ;
But, lo, the Lord attests his cause,

And magnifies the same ;

* See Note, page 94.

While sin on sinners vengeance draws,

And clothes them o'er with shame.

with me;

10 LORD my God, in thee do I

My confidence repose : Save and deliver me from all

My persecuting foes ; 2 Lest that the

enemy my soul Should, like a lion, tear, In pieces rending it, while there

Is no deliverer. 30 Lord my God, if it be so

That I committed this; If it be so that in


hands Iniquity there is : 4 If I rewarded ill to him That was at

peace (Yea, ev'n the man that without cause

My foe was I did free ;) 5 Then let the foe pursue and take

My soul, and my life thrust Down to the earth, and let him lay

Mine honour in the dust. 6 Rise in thy wrath, Lord, raise thyself,

For my foes raging be; And, to the judgment which thou hast

Commanded, wake for me. 7 So shall th' assembly of thy folk

About encompass thee : Thou, therefore, for their sakes, return

Unto thy place on high. 8 The Lord he shall the people judge;

My judge, JEHOVAH, be, After my righteousness, and mine

Integrity in me. 9 0 let the wicked's malice end ;

But stablish steadfastly

The righteous : for the righteous God

The hearts and reins doth try. 10 In God, who saves th’ upright in heart,

Is my defence and stay. 11 God just men judgeth, God is wroth

With ill men ev'ry day. 12 If he do not return again,

Then he his sword will whet;
His bow he hath already bent,

And hath it ready set:
13 He also hath for him prepard

The instruments of death ;
Against the persecutors he

His shafts ordained hath, 14 Behold, he with iniquity

Doth travail, as in birth;
A mischief he conceived hath,

And falsehood shall bring forth. 15 He made a pit, and diggd it deep,

Another there to take;
But he is fall’n into the ditch

Which he himself did make. 16 Upon his own head his mischief

Shall be returned home;
His vi'lent dealing also down
On his own pate

17 According to his righteousness

The Lord I'll magnify ;
And will sing praise unto the name

Of God that is most high.

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xv. 27. clearly ascertains and demonstrates the Lord Jesus Christ also to be the subject of Psalms cxiii. and cxlviii. with others referred to the reader. As to the meaning or spirit of these universal expressions, ' All sheep and oxen,' &c. being made subject to Christ, consult Isa. Ix, with its parallels, as interpreted in New-Testament language, without figure ar para, according to the words of the Lord,

All that the Father hath given me, shall come un' to me--and - All power in heaven and earth is

given unto me.'-And, speaking to the Father, John xvii. 4. Thou hast given him (the Son) power

all flesh, that he might give eternal life to as * many as thou hast given him.'

N. B. As some inconsiderate persons have not been wanting, who have thought proper to controvert the view here given of this Psalm, and most absurdly to apply it to Adam ; I shall here quote the words of the prophet, above referred to, at length— The abundance of the sea shall be convert

ed unto thee; the forces of the Gentiles shall come « unto thee. The multitude of camels shall cover

thee, the dromedaries of Midian and Ephah ; all they from Sheba shall come : they shall bring gold and incense, and they shall shew forth the

praise of the Lord. All the flocks of Kedar shall • be gathered together unto thee; the rams of Ne« bаioth shall minister unto thee: they shall come

up with acceptance on mine altar, and I will glorify the house of my glory;' Isa. lx. 5, 6, 7. To the same purpose in other places, " The lion and the

lamb shall lie down together; and the child shall play on the hole of the asp,' &c.—Meaning, that people of all tongues, kindreds, nations, and lan

guages, barbarians, Scythians, bond and free,' represented by these figures, shall, by the everlasting gospel, be subdued and converted to the kingdom of the Messiah ; who, in point of authority, commission, and power, is the Lord and Heir of all things, reigning at the Father's right hand, till his enemies be made his footstool ; but all things are not yet ac.



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