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Yea, from the sea's devouring depths

Them bring again I will; 23 That in the blood of enemies

Thy foot imbru'd may be,
And of thy dogs dippd in the same

The tongues thou mayest see.
24 Thy goings they have seen, O God;

The steps of majesty,
Of my God, and my mighty King,

Within the sanctuary.
25 Before went singers, players next

On instruments took way;
And them among

the damsels were
That did on timbrels play.
26 Within the congregations

Bless God with one accord :
From Isr'el's fountain do


And praise the mighty Lord.
27 With their prince, little Benjamin,

Princes and council there
Of Judah were, there Zabulon's

And Napht’li's princes were. 28 Thy God commands thy strength; makestrong

What thou wrought'st for us, Lord.“ 29 For thy house at Jerusalem

Kings shall thee gifts afford.
30 The spearman's host, the multitude

Of bulls which fiercely look,
Those calves which people have forth sent,

O Lord our God, rebuke,
Till ev'ry one submit himself,

And silver pieces bring ;
The people that delight in war

Disperse, O God and King.
31 Those that be princes great shall then

Come out of Egypt lands;

And Ethiopia to God

Shall soon stretch out her hands. 32 O all ye kingdoms of the earth,

Sing praises to this King ;
For he is Lord that ruleth all,

Unto him praises sing.
33 To him that rides on heav'ns of heav'ns,

Which he of old did found;
Lo, he sends out his voice, a voice

In might that doth abound.
34 Strength unto God do ye ascribe ;

For his excellency
Is over Israel, his strength

Is in the clouds most high.
35 Thou’rt from thy temple dreadful, Lord;

Isr’el's own God is he,
Who gives his people strength and pow'r;

O let God blessed be.


This, like the xxii. xxxv. and xl. is one of the principal Key-psalms (if I may use the expression) to the whole book. See the general preface, and the marginal references, + which to save transcribing, I pur

* Mr Barclay has justly observed, that this Psalm is wholly spoken by the Lord Jesus. This is made particularly evident by the application of the 9th verse to him, by the apostle John, see chap. ii. ver. 17. Also by the 21st verse, receiving its fulfilment, as stated by Matthew, ch. xxvii. ver. 34. and 48. This being the case, the danger of the second clause of the 4th verse, to render, forc'd was I,' becomes imminent. Christ was not forced to perform the work of redeeming his people. He said, “No man taketh my life from me;' and to the Father he

says, • Lo, I come !' It would be quite agreeable to the Prose Psalm to say, “I rendered willingly.'

† Prose Psalms of the Bible.

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posely omit.— I would only here once for all observe, that there is not one objection that has been, or can possibly be brought against this method of interpreting the Psalms, and applying them to Christ, but what is undeniably contained in this Psalm ; which, being all spoken in one person, and that person by the Holy Ghost declared to be Christ, is an infallible proof, that to load this interpretation with objections, is to load the Holy Ghost with lies. But to follow out this matter, would be to write a large book.—Let the reader who desires satisfaction, only compare

the citations in the New Testament from this Psalm, as any margin will direct him; and, without being willingly ignorant, he cannot fail to perceive the blasphemy of supposing David to be the historian of his own experiences therein, together with the blasphemous consequences following thereupon: from which may the good-Lord deliver us! Amen. See Rom. xv. 3, &c.

Lo sinking in the miry clay,

The depths of waters overflow'd
The Lord of glory in his day,

When reconciling us to God :
The zeal he bore his father's house,
Consum'd and prey'd upon

his soul :
That he might bear the curse from us,

Himself did undergo the whole.
1 SAVE me, O God, because the floods

Do so environ me,
That ev’n unto my very soul

Come in the waters be.
2 I downward in deep mire do sink,

Where standing there is none:
I am into deep waters come,

Where floods have o'er me gone. 3 I weary with my crying am,

My throat is also dry'd;
Mine eyes do fail, while for my God.

I waiting do abide.

4 Those men that do without a cause

Bear hatred unto me,
Than are the hairs upon my

In number more they be :
They that would me destroy, and are

Mine en mies wrongfully,
Are mighty: so what I took not,

To render forc'd was I.
5 Lord, thou
my folly know'st, my

sins Not cover'd are from thee. 6 Let none that wait on thee be sham’d,

Lord God of hosts, for me.
O Lord, the God of Israel,

Let none, who search do make,
And seek thce, be at any time

Confounded for my sake.
7 For I have borne reproach for thee

My face is hid with shame. 8 To brethren strange, to mother's sons

An alien I became.
9 Because the zeal did eat me up,

Which to thine house I bear;
And the reproaches cast at thee,

Upon me fallen are. 10 My tears and fasts, t' afflict my soul,

Were turned to my shame. 11 When sackcloth I did wear, to them

A proverb I became. 12 The men that in the gate do sit

Against me evil spake; They also that vile drunkards were of me their song did make.

. 13 But, in an acceptable time,

My pray’r, Lord, is to thee:
In truth of thy salvation, Lord,

And mercy great, hear me

14 Deliver me out of the mire,

From sinking do me keep;
Free me from those that do me hate,

And from the waters deep.
15 Let not the flood on me prevail,

Whose water overflows;
Nor deep me swallow, nor the pit

Her mouth upon me close.
16 Hear me, O Lord, because thy love

And kindness is most good ;
Turn unto me, according to

Thy mercies' multitude.
17 Nor from thy servant hide thy face:

I'm troubled, soon attend. 18 Draw near my soul, and it redeem ;

Me from my foes defend.
19 To thee is my reproach well known,

My shame, and my disgrace:
Those that mine adversaries be

Are all before thy face. 20 Reproach hath broke my heart ; I'm full

Of grief: I look'd for one
To pity me, but none I found ;.

Comforters found I none. 21 They also bitter gall did give


They gave me vinegar to drink,

When as my thirst was great. 2 Before them let their table

A snare; and do thou make
'Their welfare and prosperity

A trap themselves to take.
23 Let thou their eyes so darken'd be,

That sight may them forsake;
And let their loins be made by thee

Continually to shake.

Unto me

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