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12 What man is he that life desires,
To see good would live long; 13 Thy lips refrain from speaking guile,
And from ill words thy tongue: 14 Depart from ill, do good, seek peace,
Pursue it earnestly. 15 God's eyes are on the just; his ears
Are open to their cry.
Those that do wickedly,
Cut off their memory.
He unto them gives ear ;
By him deliver'd are.
That be of broken spirit;
That are in heart contrite.
In number many be;
The Lord doth set him free.
Whatever can befal ;
Can broken be at all.
Shall be who nate the just. 22 The Lord redeems his servants' souls ::
None perish that him trust.
PSALM XXXV. THIS Psalm is one of those which is all spoken in one person ; and that the person speaking therein is the SON OF GOD, is evident from his own express testimony, recorded, John xv. 25.
Now have they • both seen and hated both me and my Father. But
this cometh to pass, that the word might be ful· filled that is written in their law, They hated me
without a cause.' So it is written in the 19th verse of this Psalm, · Let not them that are mine enemies * wrongfully' (or falsely) rejoice over me; neither
let them wink with the eye, that hate me without a * cause. The history, therefore, of the Lord's sufferings, in their circumstances, connections, and consequences, it is undeniable, is the history of the literal fulfilment, and true interpretation of this Psalm, with a long list of parallels, too many and obvious to be here recited.
Whose wounded heart for sinners bleeds,
Who kiss THE Son, and hail their king.
those that plead; and With those that fight with me. [fight 2 Of shield and buckler take thou hold,
Stand up mine help to be 3 Draw also out the spear, and do
Against them stop the way
That for my soul have sought :
Who plot my hurt turn'd back be they,
And to confusion brought.
That flies before the wind;
Pursue them hard behind.
And let it slipp’ry prove;
Pursue them from above.
Their net hid in a pit.
For my soul digged it.
His net he hid withal
Destruction let him fall.
In his salvation be:
Who is like unto thee,
That is for him too strong;
poor and needy from the man
That spoils and does him wrong? 11 False witnesses rose; to my charge
Things I not knew they laid. 12 They, to the spoiling of my soul,
Me ill for good repaid.
In sackcloth sad I mourn'd:
Had been my friend or brother ;
I heavily bow'd down, as one
That mourneth for his mother. 15 But in my trouble they rejoic'd,
Gath'ring themselves together;
Themselves against me gather :
And quiet would not be.
They gnash'd their teeth at me. 17 How long, Lord, look'st thou on? from those
Destructions they intend
Within th' assembly great;
Thy praises forth will set. 19 Let not my wrongful enemies
Proudly rejoice o'er me;
But crafty plots prepare
That meek and quiet are. 21 With mouths set wide, they 'gainst me said, Ha, ha!
eye 22 Lord, thou hast seen, hold not thy peace;
Lord, be not far from me.
Judgment to me afford,
My only God and Lord.
After thy righteousness;
And let them not their joy 'gainst me
Triumphantly express :
Ah, we would have it thus ;
Is swallow'd up by us.
That at my hurt are glad;
With shame and scorn be clad.
Be glad, shout, and not cease
Who loves his servant's peace. 28 Thy righteousness shall also be
Declared by my tongue;
Speak shall it all day long.
PSALM XXXVI. This Psalm also is all spoken in one person; and that the Messiah is he, will need no laboured proof to satisfy those who shall consider who is the speaker in Psalms xvi. lvii. and cviii. whose illustrations the reader is referred to, as also to that of Psal. xxxiv. with its parallels there mentioned.
Behold the natral man describ'd,
And found to be a fool,
Whose tongue is Satan's tool.
Of everlasting light,
And drink with sweet delight !