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they lied unto him with their so to the hail, and their flocks tongues.

to hot thunderbolts. 37 For their heart was not 49 He cast upon them the right with him, neither were fierceness of his anger, wrath, they stedfast in his

and indignation, and trouble, by nant.

sending evil angels among them. 38 But he, being full of com- 50 He made a way to his anpassion, forgave their iniquity, ger; he spared not their soul and destroyed them not: yea, from death, but gave their life many a time turned he his an over to the pestilence; ger away, and did not stir up 51 And smote all the first-born all his wrath,

in Egypt; the chief of their 39 For he remembered that strength in the tabernacles of they were but flesh; a wind that Ham : passeth away, and cometh no 52 But made his own people again.

to go forth like sheep, and guid40 How oft did they provoke ed them in the wilderness like him in the wilderness, and a flock. grieve him in the desert!

53 And he led them on 41 Yea they turned back and safely, so that they feared not : tempted God, and limited the but the sea overwhelmed their Holy One of Israel.

enemies.
42 They remembered not his 54 And he brought them to-
hand, nor the day when he deli the border of his sanctuary, even
vered them from the enemy. to this mountain, which his right

43 How he had wrought his hand had purchased.
signs in Egypt, and his wonders 55 He cast out the heathen
in the field of Zoan :

also before them, and divided 44 And had turned their ri- them an inheritance by line, vers into blood; and their floods, and made the tribes of Israel to that they could not drink. dwell in their tents.

45 He sent divers sorts of flies 56 Yet they tempted and pro. among them, which devoured voked the most high God, and them; and frogs which destroy- kept not his testimonies : ed them.

57 But turned back, and dealt 46 He gave also their increase unfaithfully like their fathers: unto the caterpillar, and their they were turned aside like a labour unto the locust.

deceitful bow. 47 He destroyed their vines 58 For they provoked him to with hail, and their sycamore- anger with their high places, trees with frost.

and moved him to jealousy witla 48 He gave up their cattle al- their graven images.

59 When God heard this, he || 72 So he fed them according was wroth, and greatly abhor- to the integrity of his heart; red Israel:

and guided them by the skilful60 So that he forsook the ta ness of his hands. bernacle of Shiloh, the tent

PSALM LXXIX. which he placed among men;

61 And delivered his strength THE PSALMIST'S COMPLAINT. into captivity, and his glory in

A Psalm of Asaph. to the enemy's hand.

O GOD, the heathen are 62 He gave his people over come into thine inheritance ; also unto the sword : and was thy holy temple have they dewroth with his inheritance. filed; they have laid Jerusalem

63 The fire consumed their on heaps. young men; and their maidens

2 The dead bodies of thy serwere not given to marriage. vants have they given to be meat

64 Their priests fell by the unto the fowls of the heaven, sword; and their widows made the flesh of thy saints unto the no lamentation.

beasts of the earth. 65 Then the LORD awaked as 3 Their blood have they shed one out of sleep, and like a like water round about Jerusamighty man that shouteth by lem; and there was none to bureason of wine.

66 And he smote his enemies 4 We are become a reproach in the hinder parts: he put them to our neighbour, a scorn and to a perpetual reproach.

derision to them that are round 67 Moreover, he refused the about us. tabernacle of Joseph, and chose 5 How long, Lord, wilt thou not the tribe of Ephraim : be angry? for ever ? shall thy

68 But chose the tribe of Ju- jealousy burn like fire ? dah, the mount Zion which he 6 Pour out thy wrath upon the loved;

heathen that have not known 69 And he built his sanctuary thee, and upon the kingdoms like high palaces, like the earth that have not called upon thy which he hath established for name. ever.

7 For they have devoured Ja70 He chose David also his cob, and laid waste his dwellservant, and took him from the ing-place. sheep-folds :

8 O remember not against us 71 From following the ewes former iniquities : let thy tengreat with young he brought him der mercies speedily prevent to feed Jacob his people, and us: for we are brought very Israel his inheritance.

low.

ry them.

9 Help us, O God of our sal cause thy face to shine ; and we vation, for the glory of thy shall be saved. name : and deliver us, and 4 O LORD God of hosts, how purge away our sins, for thy long wilt thou be angry against name's sake.

the prayer of thy people ? 10 Wherefore should the hea 5 Thou feedest them with the then say, Where is their God? bread of tears ; and givest them let him be known among the tears to drink in great measure. heathen in our sight by the re 6 Thou makest us a strife unvenging of the blood of thy ser to our neighbours ; and our vant which is shed.

enemies laugh among them11 Let the sighing of the pri- selves. soner come before thee; ac 7 Turn us again, O God of cording to the greatness of thy hosts, and cause thy face to power preserve thou those that shine ; and we shall be saved. are appointed to die;

8 Thou hast brought a vine 12 And render unto our neigh- out of Egypt: thou hast cast bours seven-fold into their bo out the heathen, and planted som their reproach, wherewith it. they have reproached thee, O 9 Thou preparedst room before LORD.

it, and didst cause it to take 13 So we thy people and sheep deep root, and it filled the land. of thy pasture, will give thee 10 The hills were covered with thanks for ever : we will shew the shadow of it, and the boughs forth thy praise to all genera- thereof were like the goodly cetions.

dars.

11 She sent out her boughs PSALM LXXX.

unto the sea, and her branches DAVID'S PRAYER FOR THE CHURCH.

unto the river.

12 Why hast thou then broTo the chief_Musician_uponken down her hedges, so that Shoshannim Eduth. A Psalm all they which pass by the way of Asaph.

do pluck her? GIVÊ ear, O Shepherd of Is 13 The boar out of the wood rael, thou that leadest Joseph doth waste it, and the wild like a flock; thou that dwellest | beast of the field doth devour it. between the cherubims, shine 14 Return, we beseech thee, forth.

O God of Hosts : look down 2 Before Ephraim, and Benja- from heaven, and behold, and min, and Manasseh, stir up thy visit this vine ; strength, and come and save us. 15 And the vineyard which 3 Turn us again, O God, and thy right hand hath planted, and

AN EXHORTATION TO PRAISE GOD.

the branch that thou madest and I delivered thee; I answer. strong for thyself,

ed thee in the secret place of 16 It is burned with fire, it is thunder : I proved thee at the cut down : they perish at the waters of Meribah. Selah. rebuke of thy countenance. 8 Hear, O my people, and I

17 Let thy hand be upon the will testify unto thee : 0 Isra. man of thy right hand, upon the el, if thou wilt hearken unto son of man whom thou madest me; strong for thyself.

9 There shall no strange god 18 So will not we go back be in thee; neither shalt thou from thee : quicken us, and we worship any strange god. will call upon thy name.

10 I am the LORD thy God, 19 Turn us again, O LORD which brought thee out of the God of hosts, cause thy face to land of Egypt: open thy mouth shine ; and we shall be saved. wide, and I will fill it.

11 But my people would not PSALM LXXXI. hearken to my voice; and Is

rael would none of me.

12 So I gave them up unto To the chief Musician upon their own hearts’ lust: and they Gittith. A Psalm of Asaph.

walked in their own counsels. SING aloud unto God our 13 O that my people had strength : make a joyful noise hearkened unto me, and Israel unto the God of Jacob.

had walked in my ways ! 2 Take a psalm, and bring 14 I should soon have subduhither the timbrel, the pleasanted their enemies, and turned harp with the psaltery.

my hand against their adversa. 3 Blow up the trumpet in the ries. new moon, in the time appoint 15 The haters of the LORD ed, on our solemn feast-day.

should have submitted them. 4 For this was a statute for selves unto him: but their Israel, and a law of the God of time should have endured for Jacob.

ever. 5 This he ordained in Joseph 16 He should have fed them for a testimony, when he went also with the finest of the wheat: out through the land of Egypt: and with honey out of the rock where I'heard a language that I should I have satisfied thee. understood not.

6 I removed his shoulder from PSALM LXXXII. the burden: his hands were de

DAVID REPROVETH THE JUDGES. livered from the pots. 7 Thou calledst in trouble, A Psalm of Asaph.

GOD standeth in the con rael

may

be no more in rememgregation of the mighty ; he brance. judgeth among the gods. 5 For they have consulted. to

2 How long will ye judge un- gether with one consent: they justly, and accept the persons of are confederate against thee. the wicked? Selah.

6 The tabernacles of Edom, 3 Defend the poor and father and the Ishmaelites; of Moab, less : do justice to the afflicted and the Hagarenes; and needy.

7 Gebal, and Ammon, and 4 Deliver the poor and needy: Amalek ; the Philistines with rid them out of the hand of the the inhabitants of Tyre ; wicked.

8 Assur also is joined with 5 They know not, neither will them: they have holpen the they understand; they walk on children of Lot. Selah. in darkness : all the foundations 9 Do unto them as unto the of the earth are out of course. Midianites; as to Sisera, as to

6 I have said, Ye are gods ; Jabin, at the brook of Kison : and all of you are children of 10 Which perished at En-dor: the Most High

theybecame as dungfor the earth. 7 But ye shall die like men,

11 Make their nobles like and fall like one of the princes. Oreb, and like Zeeb: yea, all

8 Arise, O God, judge the their princes as Zebah, and as earth: for thou shalt inherit all Zalmunna : nations.

12 Who said, Let us take to

ourselves the houses of God in PSALM LXXXIII. possession.

13 O my God, make them THE CHURCH'S ENEMIES.

like a wheel; as the stubble A Song or Psalm of Asaph. before the wind.

KEEP not thou silence, O 14 As the fire burneth the God : hold not thy peace, and wood, and as the flame setteth be not still, O God.

the mountains on fire ; 2 For, lo, thine enemies make 15 So persecute them with a tumult : and they that hate thy tempest, and make them thee have lifted up the head. afraid with thy storm.

3 They have taken crafty 16 Fill their faces with shame; counsel against thy people, and that they may seek thy name, consulted against thy hidden O LORD.

17 Let them be confounded -4 They have said, Come, and and troubled for ever ; yea, let let us cut them off from being them be put to shame, and pea nation ; that the name of Is- rish:

ones.

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