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hath planted, and the branch that thou madest strong for thyself.

16. It is burned with fire, it is cut down : they perish at the rebuke of thy countenance.

17. Let thy hand be upon the man of thy right hand, upou the son of man whom thou madest strong for thyself.

18. So will not we go back from thee: quicken us, and we will call upon thy name.

19. Turn us again, O Lord God of hosts, cause thy face to shine; and we shall be saved.

PSALM LXXXI. 86. Psalm addressed to the priests and levites, both those at the taber

nacle of David on Mount Zion, and those belonging to the ancient one originally erected by Moses in the wilderness, which remained at Gibeah. This psalm was performed at the feast of trumpets, in order to instruct the people respecto ing this festival, which was celebrated tbe first day of the seventh month, which was the first day of the civil year.

To the chief Musician upon Gittitb. A Psalm of Asaph. To the giver of victory. Upon the presses. A Psalm of gathering.

1. Sing aloud unto God our strength: make a joyful noise unto the God of Jacob.

2. Take a psalm, and bring hither the timbrel, the pleasant harp with the psaltery.

3. Blow up the trumpet in the new moon, in the time appointed, on our solemn feast day.

4. For this was a statute for Israel, and a law of the God of Jacob.

5. This he ordained in Joseph for a testimony, when he went out through the land of Egypt: where I heard a language that I understood not.

6. I removed his shoulder from the burden: his hands were delivered from the pots.

7. Thou calledst in trouble, and I delivered thee; I answered thee in the secret place of thunder: I proved thee at the waters of Meribah. Selah.

8. Hear, O my people, and I will testify unto thee: 0 Israel, if thou wilt hearken unto me;

9. There shall no strange god be in thee; neither shalt thou worship any strange god.

10. I am the Lord thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt: open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it.

11. But my people would not hearken to my voice; and Israel would none of me.

12. So I gave them up unto their own hearts' lust: and they walked in their own counsels.

13. O that my people had hearkened unto me, and Israel had walked in my ways !

14. I should soon have subdued their enemies, and turned my hand against their adversaries.

15. The haters of the Lord should have

submitted themselves unto him: but their time should have endured for ever.

16. He should have fed them also with the finest of the wheat: and with honey out of the rock should I have satisfied thee.

PSALM LXXXII. 140. Instruction, complaint, and prayer, either of the prophet Jehaziel,

Asaph, or perhaps of Jehoshaphat himself, when that prince
visited his dominions in the early part of his reign ; when he
re-established his subjects in the worship of the Lord God
of their fathers; and established judges, men of integrity, in
all the strong cities of Judæa ; and appointed judges from
amongst the levites in Jerusalem, exhorting them to judge
in the sight of the Lord with integrity. See 2 Chron, xix,
4-11.

A Psalm of Asaph.
A Psalm of gathering.

1. God standeth in the congregation of the mighty; he judgeth among the gods.

2. How long will ye judge unjustly, and ac. cept the persons of the wicked ? Selah.

3. Defend the poor and fatherless : do justice to the afflicted and needy.

4. Deliver the poor and needy: rid them out of the hand of the wicked.

5. They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course.

6. I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most high,

7. But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.

8. Arise, O God, judge the earth: for thou shalt inherit all nations.

PSALM LXXXIII. 141. Prayer of the prophet Jehaziel, when the Ammonites, Moabites,

and their allies, having leagued together to make war against Jeboshaphat king of Judalı; that prince struck with fear sought the Lord, and published a general fast througbout Judæa, when all his people assembled at Jerusalem to implore the assistance of the Lord. 2 Chron. xx. 1--21.

A Song or Psalm of Asaph.

A Psalm or Song of gathering. 1. Keep not thou silence, O God : hold not thy peace, and be not still, O God.

2. For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult: and they that hate thee have lifted up the head.

3. They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden ones.

4. They have said, Come, and let us cut them

off from being a nation ; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.

5. For they have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against thee:

6. The tabernacles of Edom, and the Ishmaelites; of Moab, and the Hagarenes ;

7. Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek; the Phi. listines with the inhabitants of Tyre;

8. Assur also is joined with them: they have holpen the children of Lot. Selah.

9. Do unto them as unto the Midianites; as to Sisera, as to Jabin, at the brook of Kison :

10. Which perished at En-dor: they became as dung for the earth.

11. Make their nobles like Oreb, and like Zeeb: yea, all their princes as Zebah, and as Zalmunna:

12. Who said, Let us take to ourselves the houses of God in possession.

13. O my God, make them like a wheel; as the stubble before the wind.

14. As the fire burneth a wood, and as the flame setteth the mountains on fire;

15. So persecute them with thy tempest, and make them afraid with thy storm.

16. Fill their faces with shame; that they may seek thy name, O Lord.

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