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HE wicked man's transgression
heart thus says,
Is not before his eyes.
In his own blinded eye,
Of his iniquity. 3 Words from his mouth proceeding are,
Fraud and iniquity :
Hath left off utterly.
Most cunningly doth plot :
Ill he abhorreth not.
Thy truth doth reach the clouds: 6 Thy justice is like mountains great ;
Thy judgments deep as floods : Lord, thou preservest man and beast. 7 How precious is thy grace ! Therefore in shadow of thy wings
Men's sons their trust shall place. 8 They with the fatness of thy house
shall be well satisfy'd ;
Wilt drink to them provide.
Remains alone with thee ;
We clearly light shall see.
Continue that thee know;
Thy righteousness bestow.
11 Let not the foot of cruel pride
Come, and against me stand;
Lord, by the wicked's hand.
That work iniquities:15.4
Be able to arise.
PSALM XXXVII. With regard to this, a Psalm rather of instruction than of direct devotion and praise, as it is allowed on all hands, as well as all the rest, to have been inspired by the Holy Ghost, and as, for aught I know, there has been no wresting thereof, advanced under pretence of any fancied experience of the
penman; without saying any thing more positive or particular, I would beg leave to refer the reader to the paraphrase, * written, I trust, according to the analogy of the one faith of God's elect, in the light of the whole connected testimony of God. If the reader's views differ from mine, he certainly has as good a right to exereiße his own private judgment as I have; only, in all pur exercises, we have both equal reason to take heed, lest we interfere with the one public interpretation of this and of all the other prophetic writings, which the Holy Ghost who inspired them has given us plainly, and without any figure, in the New Testament. See the ile lustration of Psal. xxxiv. 1*
Behold the different ways and ends
Of all who live below the sun
And all to heav'n or hell-wards rün":
Behold, thy judgment here is giv'n, / "'Iti!
See Note, page 94.
- To dwell with Christ eternallyl: on til
Or, from his presence to be driv'n.?)
That work iniquity. pini kuwirt 2 For, even like unto the grassa't siwon, int ;
Soon be cut down shall they;ylen: And, like the green and tender herb,
They wither shall away. 3 Set thou thy trust upon the Lord,
And be thou doing good ; 0; 1,10! 11:* - And so thou in the land shalt dwell, 1344 911 And yerily have food. . l .1!!! 14 Delight thyself in God; he'll give it! - Thine heart's desire to thee. 2011 15 Thy way to God commit, him trust; Ipot It bring to pass shall he. 6 And, like unto the light, he shall pie; I.
Thy righteousness display; And he thy judgment shall bring forth -s: Like noon-tide of the day. 7 Rest in the Lord, and patiently fashion to Wait for him do not fret
1sgp For him who, prosp'ring in his way,
Ti biti'i'i * Sućeess in sin doth get.
See thou forsake also:
That evil thou should'st do.
Shall be cut off and fall: s . !!
The earth inherit shalloa, tj *1) 447.347) 10 For yet a little while, and then
The wicked shall not be;
His place thou shalt consider well,.,??
But it thou shalt not see. 11 But by inheritance the earth as i. ! The meek
shall possess :
peace. 12 The wicked plots against the just, lain
And at him whets his teeth: 13 The Lord shall laugh at him, because
His day he coming seeth.
And bent their bow, to slay,
Men of an upright way. : 15 But their own sword, which they have drawn,
Shall enter their own heart :
And into pieces part. ".
Is more and better far i
such As lewd and wicked are.
IL 17 For sinners' arms shall broken be;
But God the just sustains, 18 God knows the just man's days, and still
Their heritage remains.
The evil time do see ;
They satisfy'd shall be.
As fat of lambs, decay;
They shall consume away.
Again he doth not pay ;
Whereas the righteous mercy shews,
And gives his own away. 22 For such as blessed be of him
The earth inherit shall;
Shall be destroyed all.
Are ordered aright ;
He greatly doth delight.
Be cast down utterly;
Upholds him mightily. 25 I have been young,
now am old,
For bread have beggars been. 26 He's ever merciful, and lends :
His seed is bless'd therefore, 27 Depart from evil, and do good,
And dwell for evermore.
Leaves not in any case ;
Shall be the sinner's race.
And ever in it dwell: 30 The just man's mouth doth wisdom speak;
His tongue doth judgment tell. 31 In's heart the law is of his God,
His steps slide not away. 32 The wicked man doth watch the just,
And seeketh him to slay. 33 Yet him the Lord will not forsake,
Nor leave him in his hands ; ;