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LXVIII. 20 Unto God the Lord belong the issues from death. Unto this Almighty Lord, who is the God of Spirits, do belong all the passages, both to and from death : he can deliver his from it, he can bring his enemies into it, as seemeth best unto him.
LXVIII. 22 The Lord said, I will bring again from Bashan, I will bring my people again from the depths of the sea : The Lord hath said, Ye well know what deliverances I have wrought for my people ; how I caused them to pass through and conquer the country of Og, the great king of Bashan ; and how I led them through the Red Sea, in a miraculous fashion: my hand is not shortened; I will still work the very like deliverances for my people :
LXVIII. 23 That thy foot may be dipped in the blood of thine enemies, and the tongue of thy dogs in the same. That, as it was in the destruction of the Egyptians, and in the conquest of Bashan and those other proud heathens, so again, thou mayest rejoice in the utter debellation and destruction of them that oppose themselves spitefully against the Church and Kingdom of Christ, so as thou mayest trample in their blood, and thy dogs may lick it up.
LXVIII. 24 They have seen thy going's, O God; eten the goings of my God, my King, in the sanctuary. O God, all thy people have seen, and rejoiced to see, with what exultation and spiritual triumph, thou, my God and King, in that thy holy ark, when it marched from the house of Obed Edom, wentest up towards thy sacred tabernacle.
LXVIII. 26 Even the Lord, from the fountain of Israel. Bless ye the Lord in the congregation of his people, all ye, that flow from that plentiful fountain of Israel.
LXVIII. 27 There is little Benjamin with their ruler, the princes of Judah and their council, the princes of Zebulun, and the princes of Naphtali. There are the tribes of Israel, ready and zealous to attend upon God: Benjamin, the least of all the tribes, is not the least forward ; but, together with their ruler, presents himself to this service: Judah, the royal tribe, with their noble leaders, strives to be seen in the front of this glorious train : and Zebulun and Napthali, though most remote in situation, yet in this holy solemnity, are not behind their fellows; but they and their princes put forth themselves, to celebrate this holy and happy procession of God's ark.
LXVIII. 28 Thy God hath commanded thy strength. O Israel, thy God hath decreed power and sovereignty unto thee; so as, notwithstanding all oppositions, thou shalt be strong and mighty.
LXVIII. 29 Because of thy temple at Jerusalem shall kings bring presents unto thee. When thou shalt have established thy temple at Jerusalem, the kings of the earth round about thee shall come thither, and offer presents and sacrifices there unto thy name.
LXVIII. 30 Rebuke the company of spearmen, the multitude of the bulls, with the calves of the people, till every one submit himself with pieces of silver : scatter thou the people that delight in war. O Lord, do thou confound those professed enemies of thy Church; both their great patrons and abettors, as also their servile and ignorant followers; and humble thou them so far, as till they shall submit themselves to thy spiritual government, and yield their homage and tribute unto thy Son Christ : and, as for such as take pleasure in blood, and exercise wilful hostility against thy people, do thou utterly destroy them and their designs.
LXVIII. 31 Princes shall come out of Egypt; Ethiopia shall soon stretch out her hands to thee. The Gentiles shall come in, and yield subjection to thee; even those (which are most unlikely) from the loins of Cham, the princes of Egypt and Ethiopia; these shall sue to be received into the bosom of the Church.
LXIX. 2. I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing. O God, I am ready to be utterly swallowed up with the evils, which are come upon me: I find not any ground of comfort to rest my soul upon.
LXIX. 12 They that sit in the gate speak against me. The rulers and men of authority stick not to raise slanderous suggestions against me.
LXIX. 22 Let their table become a snare to them. Let all those comfortable helps, which thou hast given them here, be, in thy just judgment, turned into so many temptations, and occasions of their fall.
LXIX. 23 Let their eyes be darkened, that they see not; and make their loins continually to shake. Let the eyes of their understandings be so darkened, that they may not see the things belonging to their peace; and, as thou blindest their judgment, so do thou also weaken their strength, that they may be no less unfit for action.
LXIX. 27 Add iniquity unto their iniquity: and let them not come into thy righteousness. Do thoạ so far give them over to the lawless desires and counsels of their own hearts, that they may add sin to sin, until their measure be full; and may not recover themselves, by a seasonable conversion unto thee.
LXIX. 128 Let them be blotted out of the book of the living, and not be written with the righteous. Take them away by some sudden judgment, from among the liring: let not their names be recorded among thy faithful servants here, or thy saints above.
LXXI. 7 I am as a wonder unto many, There are many that gaze upon me in this my distressed condition, as if I were some uncouth monster, some rare spectacle of thy displeasure.
LXXI. 16 I will go in the strength of the Lord God. I will go on, through the power of him that enables me, to glorify my God, and to win due praises to his name.
LXXII. 1 Give the king thy judgments, O God, and thy righteousness unto the king's son. O God, thou, by whom kings reign, as thou hast called me, and my son Solomon after me, to the government of this kingdom, so do thou enable both me, for that little time I have to live, and him, in a happy succession to me, with those gifts of wisdom and knowledge, as also of justice and holiness, that are fit for so great a service,
LXXII. 2 He shall judge thy people with righteousness, and thy poor with judgment. Let bim govern thy people justly and uprightly; and even the poorer sort of them unpartially and wisely.
LXXII. 3 The mountains shall bring peace to the people, and the little hills, by righteousness. The very mountainous parts of the land, which used to be most barren, shall, under bis peccable and righteous government, yield a happy and joyful increase to their owners.
LXXII. 5 They shall fear thee as long as the sun and moon endure. O thou Saviour of Men, whose type my son Solomon shall be, men shall serve and devoutly worship thee, so long as the sun and moon shall shine upon the earth.
LXXII. 6 He shall come down like rain upon the mown grass. He shall be gentle and mild in his administration ; and sweet and gracious in his heavenly doctrine, which shall distil upon the hearts of men, as the still and gentle rain falls upon the mown grass; so plausibly, so refreshingly.
LXXII. 8 He shall have dominion also from sea to sea, and from the river unto the ends of the earth. As the dominions of Solomon shall be large and spread far, so shall their extent be but a shadow of that unlimited kingdom, which pertains to the great Messiah, whom he figureth; for behold, all the nations of the earth, even from one end thereof unto the other, shall yield their subjection to his spiritual kingdom,
LXXII. 9 They that dwell in the wilderness shall bow before him. Even those, that are yet the most barbarous and savage people, shall submit themselves to the sceptre of bis kingdom.
LXXII. 10 The kings of Tarshish and of the isles shall bring p esents: the kings of Sheba and Seba shull offer gifts. The heathenish princes of remotest countries, yea, even those that are by the broadest séas divided from the firm lands, shall acknowledge the sovereignty of Christ.; and, as in type, the queen of the south shall come to hear and admire the wisdom of Solomon, not without rich gifts in her hand, so shall all the far distant kings and princes of the world, come in and acknowledge their homage to this King of Kings.
LXXII. 15 And he shall live, and to him shall be given of the gold of Sheba. He shall live for ever, whereas all earthly princes shall lay down their corruptible crowns iò the dust ; and so shall his devout clients be affected to him, that they shall think their richest treasures fittest to be presented to him.
LXXII. 16 There shall be an handful of corn in the earth upon the top of the mountains ; the fruit thereof shall shake like Lebanon. His blessing shall make the earta exceedingly fruitful; insomuch as one handful of corn sown upon those very hills, which might carry the suspicion of barrenness, shall grow to a marvellous increase; and, with a plentiful ear, shall yield so large and strong a stalk, tbat, with the motion of the wind, it shall shake cedar-like.
LXXIII. 4 There are no bands in their death. There is neither pangs of body, nor remorse and terror of soul, in their death.
LXXIII. 7 Their eyes stand out with fatness. They are pampered with the delicacies and pleasures of the world : they are full fed, and too weh-liking.
LXXIII. 10, 11 Therefore his people return hither : and waters of a full cup are wrung out to them. And they say, How doth God know? Therefore God's own people and dear children come to this pass, seeing that they are exercised with store of afflictions while the wicked prosper, as to say, Doth the God of Heaven take notice of these things, &c?
LXXIII. 15 If I say, I will speak thus ; behold, I should offend against the generation of thy children. If I should yield to these weak thoughts, surely I should do wrong to the happy estate of thy faithful ones.
LXXIII. 16 When I thought to know this, it was too painful for me; When I looked into the ground of this complaint, I found it was too deep for me, by my own natural discourse, to search into;
LXXIII. 17 Until I went into the sanctuary of God. Until I betook myself to inquire into the holy will of my God, revealed by his prophets.
LXXIII. 18 Surely thou didst set them in slippery places. Surely thou hast so contrived it, that these wicked men, howsoever their places be high, yet they are slippery, and such as they shall never be able to hold their feet in, but must needs fall down into everlasting perdition.
LXXIII. 20 So, O Lord, when thou awakest, thou shalt despise their image. So, O Lord, when thou stirrest up thyself to execute judgment, thou shalt shew how little thou reckonest of this vain fancy, or dream, of the wicked man's prosperity.
LXXIII. 22 So ignorant. I was, as a beast before thee. So ignorant was I, and so brutish in my misconceits of these prosperous conditions of wicked nien.
LXXIII. 23 Nevertheless I am continually with thee : thou hast holden me by my right hand. Notwithstanding, thou hast not taken advantage of my infirmities, but renewest thy favours upon me continually; and keepest both my heart and my steps aright with thee; and hast, by thy mighty power, upheld me from miscarrying under this temptation.
LXXIV. 3 Lift up thy feet unto the perpetual desolations ; even all that the enemy hath done wickedly in thy sanctuary. O God, do thou stir up thyself to work the perpetual desolations of thy enemies: trample them so down, that they may never rise up again : come speedily, and take notice of all that mischief, which the enemy hath wrought against thy sanctuary.
LXXIV. 4 Thine enemies roar in the midst of thy congregations ; they set up their ensigns for signs. Thine enemies insult and triumph, in scorn of thy holy assem-, blies; and display proudly the monuments of their idolatry, and despite of thy worship, to the world ; that all men may applaud their success, and witness thy dislionour.
LXXIV. 5 A man was famous according as he had lifted up ares upon the thick trees. • It was heretofore thought an employment of much honour and merit, in those men who did cut down and square the timber trees for the building of thy holy sanctuary.
LXXIV. 6 But now they break down the carved work thereof at once with axes and hammers. But now, it is come to that pass, that every man thinks himself to deserve most thanks, that can do most havoc to thine holy place; that can most spitefully demolish the walls, and break down the goodly ceilings and curious ornaments, of thy Temple.
LXXIV. 9° il'e see not our signs: there is no more any prophet : neither is there among us any that knoweth how long. We have no testimonies left us any more of God's gracious presence with us; he hath so withdrawn himself, as that we have none of the wonted evidences of his favour to us: we have no prophet, of whom we might ask counsel of God's purposes towards us, and be informed how long we shall groan under this grievous calamitr.
LXXIV. 13 Thou brakest the heads of the dragons in the waters. Thou didst confound the great and mighty enemies of thine Israel, in the Red Sea.
LXXIV. 14 Thou brakest the heads of leviathan in pieces, and gutest him to be meat to the people inhabiting the wilderness. Thou didst destroy the great princes of Egypt, and gavest
their fiesh to be a prey unto wild beasts and ravenous fowls.
LXXIV. 15 Thou didst cleave the fountain and the flood : thou driedst up mighty rivers. Thou clavest the rock in sunder; and broughtest out a fountain from thence, which flowed forth in plentiful streams thou driedst