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6 That those who thy beloved are

Delivered may be.
O do thou save with thy right hand,

And answer give to me.
7 God in his holiness hath said,

Herein I will take pleasure ;
Shechem I will divide, and forth

Will Succoth's valley measure. 8 Gilead I claim as mine by right;

Manasseh mine shall be ;
Ephraim is of my head the strength;

Judah gives laws for me;
9 Moab's my washing-pot; my shoe

I'll over Edom throw;
Over the land of Palistine

I will in triumph go.
10 O who is he will bring me to

The city fortify'd ?
O who is he that to the land

Of Edom will me guide ?
11 O God, thou who hadst cast us off,

This thing wilt thou not do ?
And wilt not thou, ev’n thou, O God,

Forth with our armies go ?
12 Do thou from trouble give us help,

For helpless is man's aid. 13 Through God we shall do valiantly ;

Our foes he shall down tread.


That the speaker in this Psalm is one, and that the Lord Jesus Christ is he, is evident not only from the bare reading thereof, and from all the parallels, but also from the express application of

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the curses, uttered therein, to Judas, the betrayer of Jesus. See Acts i. - Men and brethren,' says Peter,' this Scripture must needs have been ful.

filled, which the Holy Ghost, by the mouth of · David, spake before concerning Judas, which was

guide to them that took Jesus-For it is written

in the book of Psalms,' (Psal. lxix. 25.), Let his - habitation be desolate, and let no'man dwell there

in; and (Psal, cix. 8.) · his office let another take.' -Such being the Holy Ghost's interpretation of this Psalm, let men beware of usurping the words of Jesus, and wresting them to the most diabolical of purposes, namely, the breathing out the private malice and revenge of their own wicked hearts; as

a certain mutineer, condemned to be shot, thought proper to venture into eternity, singing this Psalm, and applying all the imprecations therein to his GENERAL.-It ought, however, to be observed, that from ver. 6. Judas seems to be considered as a father, according to the Hebrew idiom ; that is, an example, or sign, to all the following unbelieving Jews, and others of the same spirit, who are said to be his children.

Let Judas stand upon record,

A beacon here to all
Who, Judas-like, betray their Lord :

Like Judas, too, they fall. 10

THOU the God of all my praise,

Do thou not hold thy peace;
2 For mouths of wicked men to speak

Against me do not cease :
The mouths of vile deceitful men

Against me open'd be;
And with a false and lying tongue

They have accused me.
3 They did beset me round about

With words of hateful spight;
And though to them no cause I gave,

Against me they did fight.

4 They for my love became my foes,

But I me set to pray. 5 Evil for good, hatred for love,

To me they did repay.
6 Set thou the wicked over him;

And upon his right hand
Give thou his greatest enemy,

Ev’n Satan, leave to stand. 7 And when by thee he shall be judg'd,

Let him condemned be ;
And let his pray’r be turn'd to sin,

When he shall call on thee.
8 Few be his days, and in his room

His charge another take. 9. His children let be fatherless,

His wife a widow make.
10 His children let be vagabonds,

And beg continually;
And from their places desolate

Seek bread for their supply. 11 Let covetous extortioners Catch all he hath

Of all for which he labour'd hath

Let strangers make a prey. 12 Let there be none to pity him,

Let there be none at all
That on his children fatherless

Will let his mercy fall.
13 Let his posterity from earth

Cut off for ever be,
And in the foll’wing age their name

Be blotted out by thee.
14 Let God his father's wickedness

Still to remembrance call;
And never let his mother's sin

Be blotted out at all.


15 But let them all before the Lord

Appear continually,
That he may wholly from the earth

Cut off their memory.
16 Because he mercy minded not,

But persecuted still
The poor and needy, that he might

The broken-hearted kill.
17 As he in cursing pleasure took,

So let it to him fall;
As he delighted not to bless,

So bless him not at a l.
18 As cursing he like clothes put on,

Into his bowels so,
Like water, and into his bones,

Like oil, down let it go.
19 Like to the garment let it be

Which doth himself array,
And for a girdle, wherewith he

Is girt about alway.
20 From God let this be their reward

That en’mies are to me,
And their reward that speak against

My soul maliciously.
21 But do thou, for tbine own name's sake,

O God the Lord, for me:
Sith good and sweet thy mercy is,

From trouble set me free. 22 For I am poor and indigent, ,

Aflicted sore am I,
My heart within me also is

Wounded exceedingly.
23 I pass like a declining shade,

Am like the locust lost: 24 My hneeb torcugh fasting weaken d are,

Aí, flesh hair fatness lost.

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25 I also am a vile reproach

Unto them made to be;
And they that did upon me look

Did shake their heads at me. 26 0 do thou help and succour me, Who art


God and Lord :
And, for thy tender mercy's sake,

Safety to me afford :
27 That thereby they may know that this

Is thy almighty hand;
And that thou, Lord, hast done the same,

They may well understand.
28 Although they curse with spite, yet, Lord,

Bless thou with loving voice:
Let them asham'd be when they rise ;

Thy servant let rejoice.
29 Let thou mine adversaries all

With shame be clothed over;
And let their own confusion

Them, as a mantle, cover.
30 But as for me, I with my mouth

Will greatly praise the Lord;
And I

the multitude
His praises will record.
31 For he shall stand at his right hand

Who is in poverty,
To save him from all those that would

Cóndemn his soul to die.


you think of Christ, so you will think of this Psalm. It is entitled, A Psalm of David : and the Lord is witness, that it was David in Spirit that

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