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upon the floods.

the world, and they that dwell

dwell | from the Lord: and righteoustherein.

ness (6) from the (c) God of his 2. For he hath founded it (u) salvation. upon the seas : and prepared it (u) 6. This is the generation (d) of

them that seek him: even of them 3. Who shall ascend (r) into that seek thy face (e), O Jacob (g). the hill of the Lord (y): or who 7. Lift up (h) your heads, O ye shall rise up in his holy place. gates, and be ye lift up ye ever

4. Even he that hath clean lasting doors: and the King of hands, and a pure heart (2): and glory (i) shall come in. that hath not lift up his mind unto

8. Who is the King of glory? vanity, nor sworn to deceive (a) it is the Lord, strong and mighty, his neighbour.

even the Lord mighty in battle. 5. He shall receive the blessing 9. Lift up your heads, O


The same

gates. Dr. Blair has pointed out the “ for he hath triumphed gloriously; the manner in which it was sung, to give an

“ horse and his rider hath he thrown into idea, from this instance, of the grand “ the sea. Exod. xv." effect their sacred performances were cal- (u) v. 2. “Upon," or “ against :" referculated to produce : “ The whole people ring to the boundaries of land and sea. " are supposed to attend the procession. (3) v. 3.

" Who shall asc

scend, &c.” * The Levites and singers, at least 4000 Nearly the same question as that in Ps. “ in number, divided into 24 sets, and

xv. 1. " accompanied with their musical instru. (y) v. 1. 3. 5. 8. 10.

• The Lord: 16 * ments, lead the way. After the intro- Kuple, or Kupée et kúpros. “ duction in the first two verses, when the (z) v. 4. “A pure heart." External “ procession is beginning to ascend the conformity was not sufficient; inward purity “ Mount, the question is put, as by a se- was requisite. “ michorus, “Who shall ascend, &c." (a) “ Nor sworn to deceive,” i.e. “nor "and the response is made by the full “ deceived after having sworn.' “ chorus, “ he that hath clean hands, &c.as in Ps. xv. 5. “ He that sweareth unto " As the procession approaches the doors “ his neighbour, and disappointeth him " of the tabernacle, the chorus, with all “ not, though it were to his own hin“their instruments, join in this exclam

" derance;" or not sworn in order to “ ation, “ Lift up your heads, &c.” The “ deceive.” " semichorus then put the question, (6) v. 5. “Righteousness," i.e. “ favour, " Who is the King of Glory?" and the mercy.” Wilson's Hebr. Gr. 381.

response is made by the burst of the (c) • The God of his salvation," or “whole chorus, “ The Lord strong and

“ God his Saviour.” Sept. Oef owłópos áutē. "mighty, &c.” The effect resulting from (d) v. 6. “ The generation, &c.” i.e.“the the grandeur of the procession, and the “ character, the disposition: this is the race number of the performers, must have

" that seek him." been surprising. No wonder that among (e) “ Thy face," i.e. “thy countenance the things which astonished the Queen of or favour.” Sheba, when she went to see Solomon, (g) “O Jacob,” i.e. “() God of Jacob.” was his “ ascent by which he went up to 7ο πρόσωπον 78 Θεξ Ιάκωβ. Sept. and Justin " the house of the Lord. 1 Kings x. 5."

M. 255.
Even in the times of Moses their hymns (h) v. 7. “ Lift up," i. e.

“ to open.” were responsive, and accompanied with The manner of opening them was by lifting music. In the first piece of poetry extant,

up the gates, as the gates of a portcullis. the Song of the Children of Israel on the (i) "The King of glory," i.e. “ the destruction of Pharoah, Moses and the

“ ark, the symbol of God's presence;" or Children of Israel sang the song, and Mi. “the Messiah.” 4. August. 461. Justin riam went out, and all the women after M. 254, 5,4311. her, with timbrels and dances ; and Mi- (i) υ. 7. 8. 10. « Βασίλευς 7ης δόξης: 1ίς εσ riam (either alone or with the women) 7ος ο βασιλευς 7ης δόξης; Κύριος, &c. answered them, “ Sing ye to the Lord,


gates, and be


up ye ever. | according to thy mercy think thou lasting doors : and the King of upon me, O Lord, for thy goodglory shall come in.

10. Who is the King of glory? 7. Gracious and righteous is the even the Lord of hosts, he is the Lord : therefore will be teach King of glory.

sinners (m) in the way.

8. Them that are meek (n) shall Psalm xxv. (k)

he guide in judgement: and such Unto thee, O Lord, will I lift as are gentle (n), them shall he up my soul; my God, I have put learn his way. my trust in thee: O let me not 9. All the paths of the Lord be confounded, neither let mine are mercy and truth : unto such enemies triumph over me.

as keep his covenant and his tes2. For all they that hope in thee timonies. shall not be ashamed: but such as 10. For thy Name's sake (0), O transgress without a cause, shall

Lord : be merciful unto my sin, be put to confusion.

3. Shew me thy ways, O Lord : 11. What man is he that fearand teach me thy paths.

eth (p) the Lord : him shall he 4. Lead me forth in thy truth, teach in the way that he shall and learn me: for thou art the choose : God of my salvation; in thee

12. His soul shall dwell at ease: hath been my hope all the day long.

and his seed shall inherit the land. Call to remembrance, O 13. The (9) secret of the Lord is Lord, thy tender mercies : and among them that fear him: and thy loving-kindnesses, which have he will shew them his covenant. been ever of old.

14. Mine eyes are ever looking 6. O remember not the sins unto the Lord: for he shall pluck and offences of my youth (1): but my feet out of the net.

for it is great.


(k) A warm appeal to God for pardon, (m) v. 7. “ Sinners.” Even them. protection, and guidance, and a spirited (n) v. 8. “Meek," and “gentle. eulogium on the advantages of God's are the dispositions God will take under assistance. In the Hebrew it is alphabeti- his more especial care. cal; the first word of the first verse begin- (o) v. 10. “ Thy Name's sake.” When ning with the first letter of the Hebrew distress or calamity fell upon any of God's alphabet, the first word of the

second with followers, the heathen thought disrespectthe next letter, and so on. There are in fully of God, as if he was unable to relieve the Old Testament twelve of these com- them.

This consideration is frequently positions, seven of which are in the Psalms. pressed as an argument to avert the When perfect, they consist of twenty-two punishments their sins deserved. See verses or parts, that being the number of Numb. xiv. 15, 16. - Deut. ix. 28.- Isaiah letters in the Hebrew alphabet. One of xlviii. 9, 11. – Jer. xiv. 7.- Ezek. xx. 9. the objects in this practice probably was,

14. 22. — Ps. xxxi, 4.- Ps. lxxiv. 23.to assist the memory in repeating the Ps. Ixxix. 9. 11.– Ps. coi. 8. composition.

(p) v. 11. “ Feareth, &c.” “ The fear (1) v. 6. " My youth.” So Job. xiii. 26. “ of the Lord therefore is" (as is observed When Job is noticing how strict God is

Ps. cxi. 10. and Prov. ix. 10.) "the beginagainst him, he says,

* Thou writest bitter ning of wisdom.” things against me, thou makest me to (9) v. 13. “ The secret, &c." i. e. (per“ possess”. (1. e. bringest in charge against haps) " what is kept secret from others me) “ the iniquities of my youth.”

“ he suffers them to know."

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my sin.

15. Turn thee unto me, and ever before mine eyes: and I will have mercy upon me: for I am walk (u) in thy truth. desolate and in misery.

4. I have not dwelt with vain 16. The sorrows of my heart persons : neither will I have felare enlarged: O bring thou me lowship with the deceitful. out of my troubles.

5. I have hated the congrega17. Look upon my adversity tion of the wicked: and will not and misery: and forgive me all sit among the ungodly.

6. I will wash my hands in in18. Consider mine enemies, how nocency, O Lord: and so will I many they are: and they bear a go to thine altar; tyrannous hate against me.

7. That I may shew the voice 19. O keep my soul, and deliver of (x) thanksgiving : and tell of me: let me not be confounded, for all thy wondrous works. I have put my trust in thee.

8. Lord, I have loved the habit20. Let perfectness and righte-ation of thy house : and the (y) ous dealing wait upon me: for my place where thine honour dwellhope hath been in thee.

eth. 21. (r) Deliver Israel, O God: 9. O shut not up iny soul witl out of all his troubles.

the sinners : nor my life with the

blood-thirsty; Psalm xxvi. (s)

10. In whose hands is wickedBe thou my Judge, O Lord, for ness : and their right hand is full I have walked innocently: my of gifts (). trust hath been also in the Lord, 11. But as for me, I will walk therefore shall I not fall.

innocently : 0 deliver me, and be 2. Examine me, O Lord, and merciful unto me. prove me: try out my reins (1) and

12. My foot standeth right : I

will praise the Lord in the con3. For thy loving-kindness is gregations (a).

my heart.

(r) d. 21. This is supposed to be an (u) v. 3. “Walk in thy truth," i.e. (peraddition to the Psalm. The alphabet ends haps) “ rely on thy promises." with the preceding verse.

(3) v. 7. “ That I may shew the (s) A protestation of innocence, of care “ voice of, &c.” i. e. “ that I may raise in the choice of associates, and of attach- “ my voice in giving thee thanks; that ment to God's service; and a prayer for “I may offer my thanksgivings unto protection. David is supposed to have

" thee.' been the author.

(y) v. 8. “ The place, &c." i.e. " the (t) v. 2. “My reins, &c." Referring, “ tabernacle" where the ark, the symbol not to the outward appearance, but to the

of God's presence, was. inward motives of his conduct : knowing (z) v. 10. “ Gifts,” i. “ bribes." that God seeth not as man seeth, but that

(a) v. 12. "

Congregations," i. e, “the He looketh on the heart. See note on “ public religious meetings." See note on Ps. vii. 10.

Psalm xxii. 25.


Lessons for the Fifth Day of the Month throughout the Year.

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September 5.

October 5.
November 5.

December 5. Morn. Amos v. Morn. Judith i. Morn. Ecclus. xxi. Morn. Isaiah xxiii. Matt. vi. (10) Mark viii.(12) Lukexxi.(14)

Acts vi. Even. Amos vi. Even. Judith ii. Even. Ecclus. xxü. Evep. Isaiah xxiv. Rom. vi. (11) 2 Cor. iv. (13)

1 Thess. i.

Heb. xi.

(1) ante, 88. 238. (2) ante, 53. (3) ante, 198. 177. (4) ante, 9. 57. post (7) ante, 204. (8) ante, 210.

(5) ante, 166. (6) ante, 58

(9) ante, 234. (10) ante, 85. 211. (12) ante, 193. (13) ante, 215.

(11) ante, 191. 193. (14) ante, 32.


there rose up war against me, yet Psalm xxvii. (6)

will I put my trust in him. The Lord is my light and my 4. One thing (e) have I desired salvation ; whom then (c) shall I of the Lord, which I will require: fear ? the Lord is the strength of even that I may dwell in the house my life; of whom then shall I be of the Lord all the days of my life, afraid?

to behold the fair beauty of the 2. When the wicked, even mine

Lord, and to visit his temple. enemies, and my foes came upon

5. For in the time of trouble me, to eat up my flesh : they he shall hide me (8) in his taberstumbled and fell.

nacle : yea, in the secret place 3. Though an host (d) of men of his dwelling shall he hide me, were laid against me, yet shall not and set me up upon a rock of my heart be afraid : and though

stone. (6) An animated hymn, supposed to have “ have set themselves against me round been written by David, expressing the 6 about." most lively confidence in God, thankfully (e) v. 4. “One thing, &c."i.e. (probably) noticing a former deliverance he had re- above all others. He often notices the deceived, and praying for further protection. light it gives him to be able to visit the

(c) v. 1. "Whom then, &c." Not unlike place of God's worship. See Ps. xli. — the spirited commencement of the 11th Ps. lxxxiv. Psalm : “ In the Lord put I my trust : (g) v. 5. “ Hide me, &c.” So Ps. xxxi. “ How say ye then to my soul, that she 22. “ Thou shalt hide them” (i. e. those “ should flee as a bird unto the hill ?" that trust in thee) “privily by thy own

(d) v. 3. “ Though an host, &c.” There "presence, from the provoking of all men: is an equally courageous and confident " thou shalt keep them secretly in thy taassertion, Ps. jji. 6. * I will not be afraid “ bernacle," &c. “ for ten thousands of the people, that

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