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That ye may tell posterity. 14 For this God doth abide Our God for evermore; he will
Ev'n unto death us guide.
The speaker in this Psalm (for it is all spoken in one person) is the Lord Jesus Christ; as he also is in Psal. lxxviii. ; for the 2d verse of that, and the 4th of this, are so interpreted, Matt. xii. 35, where it is written, “ All these things spake Jesus unto the ' multitude in parables ; and without a parable spake - he not unto them ; that it might be fulfilled which
was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my Ć mouth in parables ; I will utter things which have
been kept secret from the frundation of the world. Among other parallels, see Psal. xxxix. lii. and Ixii.
The eternal wisdom sends her call,
And makes her voice to flow,
To all the high and low :
· To-morrow you shall die
- So shall it ever lie.' 1HE
EAR this, all people, and give ear,
All in the world that dwell; 2 Both low and high, both rich and poor, 3 My mouth shall wisdom tell :
My heart shall knowledge meditate. 4 I will incline mine ear To parables, and on the harp
My sayings dark declare. 5 Amidst those days that evil be,
Why should I fearing, doubt,
When of my heels th’ iniquity
Shall compass me about.
Their confidence do pitch,
Become exceeding rich:
Redeem by any way;
Sufficient ransom pay,
And it can never be,) 9 That still he should for ever live,
And not corruption see.
And brutish fools also
To others they let go. 11 Their inward thought is, that their house
And dwelling-places shall
By their own names do call.
Abide continually ;
Unto the beasts that die. 13 Thus brutish folly plainly is
Their wisdom and their way ;,
What they do fondly say.
And death shall them devour;
Shall over them have powr:
Consume within the grave.
15 But from hell's hand God will me free,
For he shall me receive.
Enriched thou dost see,
Advanced is on high :
When death his days doth end ;
Into the grave descend.
Whilst he on earth did live;
Men will thee praises give;) 19 He to his fathers' race shall go,
They never shall see light. 20 Man honour'd wanting knowledge is
Like beasts that perish quite.
PSALM L. To be a stranger to the spirit and truth of this, and of the following Psalm, is to be a stranger to the whole of the New Testament, and of the Old: for the Lord is that Spirit :' God manifest in the flesh is that Spirit ; and they that worship him must worship him in that spirit, and in that truth. See John iv. 23, &c. with the parallel passages.In a word, the meaning of this and the next Psalm is, in a short sum, the meaning of the whole connected testimony of God. See Psalm ij, with its parallels, and those on the margin. *
The Lord descends in flaming fire,
Amidst the angels of his pow'r,
And all the faithless to devour :
Prose Psalms of the Bible.
But all the saints of God on earth.
Shall re-ascend with God along,
Their persons perfect and their song! 1
Hath spoken, and did call
To where he hath his fall. 2 From out of Sion hill,
Which of excellency
God shined gloriously,
Keep silence shall not he:
Shall round about him be. 4 Unto the heavens clear
He from above shall calls,
May judge his people all. 5 Together let
saints Unto me gather'd be, Those that by sacrifice have made
A covenant with me. 6 And then the heavens shall
His righteousness declare: Because the Lord himself is he
By whom men judged are. 7 My people Isr'el hear,
Speak will I from on high, Against thee I will testify?
God, ev'n thy God, am I. 8 I for thy sacrifice
No blame will on thee lay,,
Thou offer’dst ev'ry day.
9. I'll take no calf nor goats
From house or fold of thine : 10 For beasts of forests, cattle all
On thousand hills, are mine. 11 The fowls on mountains high
Are all to me well known;
Ev’n they are all mine own. 12 Then, if I hungry were,
I would not tell it thee :
Thereof, belongs to me. 13 Will I eat flesh of bulls ?
Or goats' blood drink will I ? 14 Thanks offer thou to God, and
In trouble thou shalt be;
My name shalt glorify. 16 But to the wicked man
God saith, My laws and truth
My coy’nant in thy mouth? 17 Sith thou instruction hat’st,
Which should thy ways direct;
Thou cast'st, and dost reject. 18 When thou a thief did'st see,
With him thou did'st consent;
Partaker on thou went.
Thy tongue deceit doth frame; 20 Thou sitt'st, and gainst thy brother speak'st,
Thy mother's son dost shame.