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3 They altogether filthy are,
They all aside are gone;
Yea, sure there is not one. 4 These workers of iniquity
Do they not know at all,
And on God do not call ?
T'he whole race of the just. 6 You shame the counsel of the poor,
Because God is his trust.
When back the Lord shall bring
And Israel shall sing.
PSALM XV. In this Psalm, under the notion of a sojourner in Jehovah's tabernacle, and a dweller in his holy hill, who shall never be moved, is described, positively and negatively, the perfect character and righteousness of the Messiah, the Shepherd of Israel, who entered into heaven with his own blood, the Forerunner of all his flock, having thereby, according to the condition of the law, obtained for them eternal redemption : for only the man who doth these things shall inherit eternal life, as the reward of his own work.-That this is the Messiah alone, and none of all his followers, is evident; for it is written, - As
many as are of the works of the law,' (that is, who have no works but what themselves perform according to the law,) are under the curse ;' but · Christ ' is the end of the law for righteousness to every
one that believeth, and hath redeemed them from the curse of the law, being made a curse for them.
---Moreover, the very person, described by his character in this Psalm, is declared just, and entitled to eternal life, as the equal reward of his own righteousness according to the law; as Jehovah sweareth by his own life, Ezek. xviii. and xxxiii. as Moses also, in Jehovah's words, describeth the righteousróness which is of the law, That the man who doth
these things shall live in them,' Rom. x. 5.- Isaiah also describes the same character, and shews the is. sue thereof in the exaltation of the person to whom it belongeth, chap. xxxiii. 15, 16. He that walketh ' uprightly,' &c. he shall dwell on high,' 8c. Who is this that walketh uprightly, who is exalted, and dwelleth on high? See the solution in the 5th verse of the same chapter: • The Lord is-exalted; for he 'dwelleth on high: he hath filled Zion with judg' ment and righteousness.'-If any doubt still remain concerning the interpretation of this Psalm, consult Psalm xxiv. and you will find it is the King of glory, who receives the blessing; who shall not be moved; the Lord of glory, whom the rulers murdered, because they knew him not, nor yèt the voice of their prophets which were read every day in their synagogues.-Thus the builders rejected the stone which was made the head of the corner... This is the doing of the Lord, and marvellous in our eyes!' See the first Psalm.
The grand important question's solu'd,
Which all the Rabbies sought in vain,
· Who shall the heav'nly kingdom gain -
The Son of God for sinners giv'n:
That they by him might win to heav'n.
TITHIN thy tabernacle, Lord,
Who shall abide with thee?
Who shall a dweller be?
2 The man that walketh' uprightly,
And worketh righteousness,
So doth he truth express.
Nor to his friend doth hurt ?
Take up an ill report.
But those that God do fear
Though to his hurt he swear. 5 His coin puts not to usury,
Nor take reward will he
Shall never moved be.
That the speaker in this Psalm is the Son of God, and there is no other speaker in it, is as evident, as that the Holy Ghost is a true witness; Acts ii. 25. and xiii. 35.-How grossly then have they been imposed upon themselves, and would have imposed upon us, who talk to us in their commentaries, and in their contents of this Psalm, of David flying to God for preservation, &c.
Messiah trusteth in the Lord,
LORD, keep me : for I trust in thee. 2 To God thus was my speech, Thou art my Lord; and unto thee
My goodness doth not reach : 3 To saints on earth, to th' excellent,
Where my delight's all placd. 4 Their sorrows shall be multiplied
To other gods that haste:
I will no off"ring make;
Up in my lips will take.
And cup the portion;
Thou dost maintain alone. 6 Unto me happily the lines
In pleasant places fell;
In beauty doth excel.
By counsel me conduct;
My reins do me instruct.
Sith it is so that he
I shall not moved be.
And joy shall be exprest
Shall not be left by thee;
Corruption to see.
11 Thou wilt me shew the path of life:
Of joys there is full store
Are pleasures evermore.
The illustration the same as the last. Consult the parallels, especially those referred to in the last verse of this Psalm.
According to the perfect laws
That guard the heav'nly road,
Messiah pleads with God :
And fall they must to hell ;
With God in heav'n shall dwell.
ORD, hear the right, attend my cry,
Unto my pray’r give heed,
From feigned lips proceed,
My sentence do thou send:
Do thou thine eyes intend.
dst me By night, thou did’st me try, Yet nothing found'st; for that my mouth
Shall not sin, purpos d I.
That from thy lips doth flow,
Wherein destroyers go,