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5 Because those that deceased are
Of thee shall no remembrance have ;
Give praises lying in the grave?
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;
In thy displeasure hot.
Have mercy, and me spare:
My bones much vexed are.
How long stay wilt thou make? 4 Return, Lord, free my soul; and save
Me, for thy mercies sake.
No more rememb’rance be:
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
That be mme enemies.
That work iniquity;
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;
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,
Or harm'd the public weal ;
And magnifies the same ;
* See Note, page 94.
While sin on sinners vengeance draws,
And clothes them o'er with shame.
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;
And hath it ready set:
The instruments of death ;
His shafts ordained hath, 14 Behold, he with iniquity
Doth travail, as in birth;
And falsehood shall bring forth. 15 He made a pit, and diggd it deep,
Another there to take;
Which he himself did make. 16 Upon his own head his mischief
Shall be returned home;
The Lord I'll magnify ;
Of God that is most high.
This Psalm, similar in spirit and subject to the iid with its parallels, as explained, Matth. xi. 25. and xxi. 16. 1 Cor. i. 27. Heb. i. 6, 7. and I Car.
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.