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3 They altogether filthy are,

They all aside are gone;
And there is none that doeth good,

Yea, sure there is not one. 4 These workers of iniquity

Do they not know at all,
That they my people eat as bread,

And on God do not call ?
5 There fear'd they much; for God is with

T'he whole race of the just. 6 You shame the counsel of the poor,

Because God is his trust.
7 Let Isr’el's help from Sion come.

When back the Lord shall bring
His captives, Jacob shall rejoice,

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.

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---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,
And Pharisees in vain revolu'd,

· Who shall the heav'nly kingdom gain -
Messiah gains the heav'nly prize,

The Son of God for sinners giv'n:
For them he lives, for them he dies

That they by him might win to heav'n.
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TITHIN thy tabernacle, Lord,

Who shall abide with thee?
And in thy high and holy hill

Who shall a dweller be?

2 The man that walketh' uprightly,

And worketh righteousness,
And as he thinketh in his heart,

So doth he truth express.
3 Who doth not slander with his tongue,

Nor to his friend doth hurt ?
Nor yet against his neighbour doth

Take up an ill report.
4 In whose eyes vile men are despis’d ;

But those that God do fear
He honoureth; and changeth not,

Though to his hurt he swear. 5 His coin puts not to usury,

Nor take reward will he
Against the guiltless. Who'doth thus

Shall never moved be.

PSALM XVI.

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,
By whom transgressors are abhorr'd;
He glories in his pleasant task,
And pleasant porlion he did ask:
The Lord's his portion evermore,
And his redeem'd the Lord before ;
For, lo, the Lord will set him free,
O death, from ev'ry form of thee.

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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:
Of their drink-offerings of blood

I will no off"ring make;
Yea, neither I their very names

Up in my lips will take.
God is of mine inheritance

And cup the portion;
The lot that fallen is to me

Thou dost maintain alone. 6 Unto me happily the lines

In pleasant places fell;
Yea, the inheritance I got

In beauty doth excel.
7 I bless the Lord, because he doth

By counsel me conduct;
And in the seasons of the night

My reins do me instruct.
8 Before me still the Lord I set :

Sith it is so that he
Doth ever stand at my right hand,

I shall not moved be.
9 Because of this my heart is glad,

And joy shall be exprest
Ev'n by my glory; and my

flesh
In confidence shall rest.
10 Because my soul in grave to dwell

Shall not be left by thee;
Nor wilt thou give thine Holy One

Corruption to see.

11 Thou wilt me shew the path of life:

Of joys there is full store
Before thy face; at thy right hand

Are pleasures evermore.

PSALM XVII.

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,
The perfect justice of his cause,

Messiah pleads with God :
If he shall stand, his foes must fall

And fall they must to hell ;
For he, deliver'd from them all,

With God in heav'n shall dwell.

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ORD, hear the right, attend my cry,

Unto my pray’r give heed,
That doth not in hypocrisy

From feigned lips proceed,
2 And from before thy presence forth

My sentence do thou send:
Toward these things that equal are

Do thou thine eyes intend.
3 Thou prov'dst mine heart, thou visit

dst me By night, thou did’st me try, Yet nothing found'st; for that my mouth

Shall not sin, purpos d I.
4 As for men's works, I, by the word

That from thy lips doth flow,
Did me preserve out of the paths

Wherein destroyers go,

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