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The righteous will he not condemn,

When he in judgment stands.
34 Wait on the Lord, and keep his way,

And thee exalt shall he
Th' earth to inherit; when cut off

The wicked thou shalt see.
35 I saw the wicked great in power,

Spread like a green bay-tree: 36 He pass'd, yea, was not; him I sought,

But found he could not be.
37 Mark thou the perfect, and behold

The man of uprightness;
Because that surely of this man

The latter end is peace.
38 But those men that transgressors are

Shall be destroy'd together ; The latter end of wicked men

Shall be cut off for ever. 39 But the salvation of the just

Is from the Lord above;
He in the time of their distress
Their stay and
stay and strength doth

prove. 40 The Lord shall help and them delivery:

He shall them free and save
From wicked men; because in him: HT

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This Psalm also is all spoken in one person,

and breathes forth the heaviest pressure and anguish of spirit, supported by the most consummate meekness, patience, and resignation to the will of God: the language is borrowed from the most " pungent feel

ings of one suffering all manner of distress in body, mind, character, and estate. That Messiah is the person, is demonstrable from the very face of the whole Psalm, compared with all its parallels cited on the margin, * with others, and read in the light of the four Evangelişts : so that nothing more particular needs be said in this place ; only the reader may especially consult Psalms "yi. xl. lxix. and lxxxviii. with their illustrations.

How heavy, heavy was the hour,

How heavy was the roo,
When Jesus thus his plaint did pour,

While tears with blood did flow!
The cause of grief was human sin ;

The pungent pain was death.
Look here, ye saints, this glass within

Behold, you're freed from rorath! 1 IN thy great indignation,

O Lord, rebuke me not ;
Nor on me lay thy chast’ning hand,

In thy displeasure hot. ! 2 For in me fast thine arrows stick,

Thine hand doth press me sore; 3 And in my flesh there is no health,

Nor soundness any more.
This grief I have, because thy wrath

Is forth against me gone;
And in


bones there is no rest,
For sin that I have done.
4 Because gone up above mine head

My great transgressions be;
And, as a weighty burden, they

Too heavy are for me.
5 My wounds do stink, and are corrupt;

My folly makes it so.


• Prose Psalms of the Bible.

6 I troubled am, and much bow'd down;

All day I mourning go.
7 For a disease that loathsome is

So fills my loins with pain,
That in my weak and weary flesh

No soundness doth remain. 8 So feeble and infirm am I,

And broken am so sore,
That, through disquiet of my heart,

I have been made to roar. 9 O Lord, all that I do desire

Is still before thine eye;
And of my heart the secret groans

Not hidden are from thee.
10 My heart doth pant incessantly,

My strength doth quite decay;
As for mine eyes their wonted light

Is from me gone away,
11 My lovers and my friends do stand

"At distance from my sore ;
And those do stand aloof that were

Kinsmen and kind before. 12 Yea, they that seek my life lay snares

Who seek to do me wrong
Speak things mischievous, and deceits

Imagine all day long.
13 But, as one deaf, that heareth not,

I suffer'd all to pass;
I as a dumb man did become,

Whose mouth not open'd was: 14 As one that hears not, în whose mouth

Are no reproofs at all. 15 For, Lord, I hope in thee; my God

Thou'lt hear ime when I call. 16 For I said, Hear me, lest they should

Rejoice o'er me with pride?

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And o'er me magnify themselves,., ,*. I

When as my foot doth slide 17 For I am near to halt, my grief

Is still before mine eye: 18 For I'll declare my sin, and grieve

For mine iniquity.
19 But yet mine en mies lively areule.

And strong are they beside ; 17
And they that hate me wrongfully

Are greatly multiply d. 20 And they for good that render ill, de

As en’mies me withstood;
Yea, ev'n for this, because that I lobal

Do follow what is good. Toid to 21 Forsake me not, O Lord; my God,d v 01 Far from me


be. 22 O Lord, thou my salvation art, iete note

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Behold the Lamb of God deereed,

Before the world began to be,
For all the flock of God to bleed,o es ud &n

That they might by his blood go free!
When his appointed hour was come, as I

No murm ring from his spirit broke :

A Lamb before his shearers dumb, 30 a AI 1 I SAID, I will look to my ways, I HOTEL

Lest with my tongue I sin : nort
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I did myself restrain
From speaking good; but then the more

Increased was my pain.
3 My heart within me waxed hot:

And, while I musing was,
The fire did burn; and from my tongue

These words I did let pass:
4 Mine end, and measure of my days,

O Lord, unto me show
What is the same; that I thereby

My frailty well may know. 5 Lo, thou my days an handbreadth mad'st;

Mine age is in thine eye
As nothing ; sure each man at best

Is wholly vanity;
6 Sure each man walks in a vain show;

They vex themselves in vain:
He heaps up wealth, and doth not know

To whom it shall pertain.
7 And now, O Lord, what wait I for?

My hope is fix'd on thee. 8 Free me from all my trespasses,

The fool's scorn make not me. 9 Dumb was I, op'ning not my mouth,

Because this work was thine. 10 Thy stroke take from me; by the blow

of thine hand I do pine.
11 When with rebukes thou dost correct

Man for iniquity,
Thou wastes his beauty like a moth:

Sure each man's vanity.
12 Attend my cry, Lord, at my tears

And pray’rs not silent be; I sojourn as my fathers all,

And stranger am with thee.

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