תמונות בעמוד

• XCIX. 1. The LORD reigneth ; let the people tremble : he sitteth between the cherubims ; let the earth be moved.

The Lord of Heaven ruleth and defendeth his Church, and executes judgments upon the enemies of it; let all the people of the world therefore, in an humble fear, submit themselves to him : he manifesteth his presence upon his mercy-seat, between the cherubims; let the earth therefore tremble at his majesty, and be afraid to oppose him and his Church.

XCIX. 5. And worship at his footstool.

Worship him, and bow down upon the pavement of his sanctuary.

XCIX. 6. Moses and Aaron, among his priests, and Samuel among them that call upon his name; they called upon the LORD, and he answered them.

How gracious respect God gives to his faithful ones, doth well appear in those proofs of his merciful audience which he gave to Moses and Aaron, among the prime rulers and peers of his Church, and to Samuel amongst his prophets ; all which were intercessors for God's people, upon many occasions, and were heard so far as to prevail for them.

CI, 1. I will sing of mercy and judgment : unto thee, O LORD, will I sing.

O Lord, I will celebrate both thy mercy in blessing and forgiving thy people, and thy judgment in avenging thine enemies ; and I will withal imitate thee in both, labouring to rule thy people both wisely and justly.

CI. 2: I will behave myself wisely in a perfect way. O when wilt thou come unto me? I will walk within my house with a perfect heart.

I have vowed unto myself a holy and strict obedience and wise carriage before thee, in all my actions; that when thou shalt come to take an account of me, as I do unfeignedly desire thou shouldest, I may be well approved for my true sincerity of heart and life, in thy presence.

CI. 8. I will early destroy all the wicked of the land ; that I may cut off all wicked doers from the city of the LORD. . I will roundly set myself to purge the land of all notorious offenders; and will endeavour that the Church of God may be freed from those wicked ones, which are a burden and a slander unto it.

CII. 3. My bones are burned as an hearth.

My very bones are dried up with sorrow, and are burnt black therewith, as a hearth is with the fire. . CU. 4. Șo that I forget to eat my bread.

My heart is so wholly taken up with sorrow, that I cannot

think of any earthly comforts; no, not so much as of my necessary sustenance.

ČII. 6. I am like a pelican of the wilderness : I am like an owl of the desert.

I am left and forsaken of all ; and live, like one of those solitary and dismal birds, which shriek out their mournful notes in a desert wilderness; where, either none heareth them, or those that do hear them hate their noise as portending evil.

CII. 9. For I have eaten ashes like bread, and mingled my drink with weeping.

As I have lain grovelling upon the earth in my sorrow, I have taken no sustenance at all, except I have perhaps licked up the dust where I lay, and drunk in my tears instead of other liquors.

CII. 14. For thy servants take pleasure in her stones, and favour the dust thereof.

For, howsoever the glory of thy temple is utterly defaced, yet thy servants love the very rubbish of those walls, and favour the very dust into which it is mouldered.

ČII. 26, 27. As a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed : But thou art the same. . O God, the very heavens themselves, through our sin, are made subject to corruption: they shall be both folded up once, as a garment; and changed, as an old garment is changed for a new; so as these heavens shall be once other than they are : only thou art eternally immutable..

CIII. 5. Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things ; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's.

Who abundantly furnisheth thee with all good things, and reviveth thee when thou droopest under thy afflictions; as the eagle, by casting her feathers and her beak, seems to receive a new youthfulness.

CIV. 2. Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment. • Who art kept from all mortal eyes, by that inaccessible light wherein thou dwellest above : . CIV. 3. Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters : who maketh the clouds his chariot : who walketh upon the wings of the wind :

Who layeth the floor of his upper loft, which is the higher region of the air, in the clouds ; on which, as on some chariot, he seemeth to ride, in that he directs the uncertain motion thereof; and so disposeth of the winds, as ordering their quick and unsteady agitations.

CIV. 4. Who maketh his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire. Who maketh those glorious spirits of heaven, his messengers,

which he sends on his holy errands, down into the world ; and causeth these celestial ministers of his, to appear in the forms of fire ; and maketh both the winds and fire, to execute those offices of revenge or preservation, which he committeth unto them.

CIV. 6. Thou coverest it with the deep as with a garment. " • In the first creation, thou hadst covered all the face of that, which we now call earth, with the waters, as with a garment that inwrapped it.

CIV. 8. They go up by the mountains (or, the mountains ascend, the valleys descend) unto the place which thou hast founded for them.

Upon thy command, the waters sunk down into one place, so as, the hills (thereupon appearing) seemed to ascend, and the valleys to go down into their settled hollowness : thither, by thy powerful appointment, did the waters gather themselves, and there abide. . CIV. 10. He sendeth the springs into the valleys, which run among the hills. · It is he, that causeth the springs to break forth into large rivers, which find passage in the lower plains, betwixt the hills.

CIV. 13. He watereth the hills from his chambers.

Out of the chambers of the clouds, he sendeth rain to water the dry and barren hills.

CIV. 16. The trees of the Lord are full of sap; the cedars of Lebanon, which he hath planted.

Those trees, which the Lord hath caused to grow, even those goodly cedars, which he set in Lebanon, are full of sap and thriving moisture, so that they grow tall and spreading.

CIV. 18. The high hills are a refuge for the wild goats ; and, &c.

He hath given to every creature a several disposition, and a several way and means of life, and hath fitted them with places meet for their disposition; so as, the hills are the refuge for the wild goats, which to other creatures were inaccessible, &c.

CIV. 21. And seek their meat from God.

And seek to satisfy their hunger, with that prey, which the providence of God hath ordained for them, without their knowledge and expectation. · CIV. 30. Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they are created : and thou renewest the face of the earth.

That spirit of thine, which moved, at the first, upon the face of the waters, is still sent forth by thee, for the renewing of those several creatures, whose daily mortality requires the supply of a continual succession and propagation. · CIV. 32. He toucheth the hills, and they smoke.

If he do but touch the hills, they smoke for fear of his mighty power, which can shake or remove them, at pleasure.

CV. 15. Touch not mine anointed.

. Do not dare to lay hands upon those, whom I have peculiarly consecrated to myself and my service.

CV. 16. He brake the whole staff of bread.

He caused a great scarcity of bread, whereby the life of man is upheld and maintained.

CV. 28. He sent darkness, and made it dark ; and they rebelled not against his word.

He commanded a palpable darkness to spread itself over the whole land of Egypt; and, as Moses and Aaron, obeyed in giving the command, so all the creatures yielded their willing obedience to it.

CVI. 15. He gave them their request ; but sent leanness into their soul. · He gave them abundance of food, according to their desire, but withal, he sauced it with judgment; causing it not to prosper with them ; so as they did eat, but did not thrive withal.

CVI. 39. They went a whoring with their own inventions.

They were miscarried into spiritual fornication, committing folly with those idols and false gods, which they had vainly devised to themselves.

CVII. 7. He led them forth by the right way, that they might go to a city of habitation.

He led them by a pillar of cloud and fire, till he brought them into the cities of Canaan, which he had prepared for their habitation.

CVII. 16. He hath broken the gates of brass, and cut the bars of iron in sunder.

He hath wrought out their freedom, against all difficulties ; and hath removed all the strongest hindrances of their peaceable settling in the land of promise.

CVIII, 1. O God, my heart is fixed, &c. See Psalm lvii. 7.

CVIII. 7, 8, 9. God hath spoken in his holiness; I will divide Shechem, &c. See Psalm lx. verse 6. and for this whole Psalm.

CIX. 6. Set thou a wicked man over him : and let Satan stand at his right hand. · Give him over into the rule and command of a wicked tyrant, which taketh pleasure in blood ; and let his spiritual estate be yet worse : let Satan, the great enemy of mankind, have full advantage against him, and victory over him.

CIX. 18. As he clothed himself with cursing like as with his garment, so let it come into his bowels like water, and like oil into his bones.

As it was his common use and practice to curse others, so let his curses return upon himself; and take so full possession of

him, as not only to enter into his bowels, but to soak into his very bones.

ČIX. 23. I am tossed up and down as the locust.

I am tossed up and down by the violent persecution of my enemy, as a locust is tossed with the wind : which is driven with every blast, here and there, where it would not, and is not suffered to rest any where.

CX. I. The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool.

God the Father, in his eternal counsel, said unto his Son my Lord and Saviour, Take thou all power and authority, as the only Mediator and true King of my Church, until I shall have utterly subdued all those that dare rise up against thee; then, do thou deliver up his royal state and kingdom of thy Mediatorship.

CX. 2. The LORD shall send the rod of thy strength out of Zion: rule thou in the midst of thine enemies.

The Lord shall send the sceptre of thy power, O Saviour, from out of Zion and Jerusalem, 'where thou first manifestedst thy glory, into all the coasts of the earth; in that all the nations of the world shall be subject unto thy spiritual government: rule thou in the midst of those, which are yet thy professed enemies.

CX. 3. Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning : thou hast the dew of thy youth,

Thy people shall willingly present themselves unto thee in thy holy Church, in that day, when thy Gospel shall be powerfully preached unto them; even from the utmost coasts of the world: and, as the dew falls sweetly and plentifully from the womb of the morning, so shall thy holy and vigorous professors abundantly come forth from thee, and shew themselves upon the face of the earth,

CX. 4. Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchi, zedech,

Thy priesthood is everlasting, not temporary as the Levitical : in thy person and office is and shall be fulfilled that, which was figured in the royal priesthood, person, and name of Melchizedech, king of Salem, the king of righteousness and peace.

ČX. 6. He shall wound the heads over many countries.

He shall bring down and trample under foot Satan and all his powerful instruments, which labour to oppose his sovereignty and rule in the Church.

CX. 7. He shall drink of the brook in the way: therefore shall he lift up his head.

And, in the heat of pursuit of his chased enemies, he shall so hasten, that he shall only content himself to drink of the brook, that runs in the way; and shall speedily lift up his head, to follow his victory, which he shall gloriously achieve.

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