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the same occasion; except a very slight difference in the sixth verse, which is probably the reason why it is repeated in the Psalter. 2 Sam. xvii. 21-23.

SECTION VI. Psalms composed at Mahanaim, whither David retired after having passed beyond Jordan, and where both himself and his people found themselves in almost entire destitution of every thing. 2 Sam. xvii. 21. Psalm 110. XXXVII. Psalm composed by

David to sustain, console, and instruct his little handful of followers, who were tempted with envy, murmurings, and discouragement at the success of Absalom, and their own extreme des

titution. 2 Sam. xvii. 24. Psalm 111. XL. Prayer of David full of humi.

lity, confidence in God, and self-abasement, on seeing that God still saw fit to leave him destitute, and surrounded by want and dangers, at Mahanaim. He confidently anticipates his deliverance, but reverts to his own crime as the cause of his distress. 2 Sam.

xvii. 24. Psalm 12. iv. Psalm of thanksgiving and

instruction, on receiving unexpected succours at Mahanaim, from Shobi, an Ammorite, of the city of Rabbah; and from Barzillai, the Gileadite. 2 Sam.

xvii. 27-29. Psalm 113. LXII. Exhortation of David to his

people, after the unexpected succours they had just received from Shobi and Barzillai. 2 Sam. xvii. 27-29.

SECTION VII. Psalms composed by David at Mahanaim, on being informed that Absalom had passed the river Jordan, with the hosts of all Israel, in pursuit of him. 2 Sam. xvii. 24-26. Psalm 114. XXII. Prayer of David when he

heard, at Mahanaim, that Absalom, after seizing on Jerusalem and dividing his goods by lot amongst his followers, had crossed the Jordan in pursuit of

him. 2 Sam. xvii. 24-26. Psalm 115. LXIX. Prayer of David when he

heard that Absalom, and all Israel with bim, had crossed the Jordan in pursuit of him, to cut him off at Ma

hanaim. 2 Sam. xvii. 24-26. Psalm 116. LXXI. Psalm at Mahapaim when

Absalom, having crossed the Jordan,

was in pursuit of David, and drawing near with all the hosts of Israel. 2 Sam.

xvii. 24-26. Psalm 117. LXXXIX. Psalm on the same

occasion. 2 Sam. xvii. 24-26.

SECTION VIII. Psalms composed by David during the combat, in the wood of Ephraim, between his army and that of Absalom. Psalm 118. XLIX. Instruction of David to his

army and adherents, before his encounter with Absalom and the host of Israel, in the wood of Ephraim. 2 Sam.

xviii. 1-4. Psalm 119. CXXI. Vow and prayer of David

for himself and his little army, when they advanced to combat Absalom and all the hosts of Israel, in the wood of

Ephraim. 2 Sam. xviii. 1-4. Psalm 120. LXXXVI. Prayer of David at

Mahanaim, when the battle began to join in the wood of Ephraim, between his army and that of Absalom. 2 Sam.

xviii. 1-6. Psalm 121. XXVIII. Prayer of David when,

seated at the gates of Mahanaim, he awaited intelligence of the issue of the conflict between the armies of Joab and those of Absalom; who at length began to yield, and became entangled in the wood of Ephraim. 2 Sam. xviii. 4-8,

CLASS VIII. Psalms composed by David from the death of Absalom to his own death, including a space of nine years; David dying in the seventy-first year of his age. Year of the world 2980. Of David 62. Before Christ 1021.

SECTION I. Psalms composed by David on his triumphant re-entry into Jerusalem, after the defeat of Absalom. Psalm 122. CXVI. (From verse 11 to end.)

Anthem of praise when, after the defeat of Absalom, David marched to

wards Jerusalem. 2 Sam. xix. 8–15. Psalm 123. CXII. Eulogium composed by

David on Barzillai, who had so generously assisted him at Mahanaim, and who came to congratulate him on his victory. 2 Sam. xvii. 27–29. and xix, 31-39.

Psalm 124. CXVIII. Anthem of praise of

David, on re-entering Jerusalem after the defeat of Absalom. 2 Sam. xix.

40. and xx. 1, 2. Psalm 125. XXX. Anthem of praise on David's

re-establishment in his palace; and affecting remembrance of the circumstances under which he left it, when he fled and pursued his way barefoot up the Mount of Olives, clothed in

sackcloth and ashes. 2 Sam. xx. 3. Psalm 126. XCII. Psalm of thanksgiving after

the defeat of Absalom ; and during the revolt of Saba, son of Bichri, a Benjamite, the extinction of which he fore

tels. 2 Sam. xx. 1-8. Psalm 127. CXLVI. Anthem of praise on the

defeat of Absalom, and the extinction

of the revolt of Saba. 2 Sam. xx. 1-20. Psalm 122. LXVI. Anthem of thanksgiving,

when David first entered the tabernacle in public, after the quelling of both the revolts. 2 Sam. xx. 1-20.

SECTION II. Psalms composed by David during the drought, which desolated his kingdom for three years, on account of the conduct of Saul to the Gibeonites. 2 Sam, xxi. 1-14.

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