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Psalm 129. LXVII. Prayer on the famine which

desolated the land of larael for three years, on account of the conduct of the house of Saul to the Gibeonites.

2 Sam. xxi. 1-14. Psalm 130, XXIX. Anthem to invite the Israel

ites to go to the tabernacle, to give thanks in his own name and that of his people, on the removal of the drought and the famine, and the restoration of peace and plenty in his

borders. -2 Sam. xxi. 1-14. Psalm 131. LXV. Anthem of praise of David,

in his own name and that of his people, on the fall of abundant rain, and restoration of plenty. 2 Sam. xxi. 1-14.

SECTION III. Psalms composed by David, relative to his last wars against the Philistines, and to the pestilence which ravaged Israel during three days. Psalm 132. IX. Anthem of praise on a signal

victory over the Philistines, who had declared war against David; and on escaping the imminent danger of being slain by the giant Ishbi-bepob; from whom he was rescued by Abishai, son of Zeruiah. 2 Sam, xxi. 15–22.

Psalm 133. CXXX. Prayer of David during the

pestilence, which ravaged Israel for three days. 2 Sam. xxiv. 1-15. 1 Chron.

xxi. 1-14. Psalm 134. CIII. Anthem of thanksgiving

after God had rebuked the pestilence, and bade it cease, 2 Sam. xxiv. 16–25.

and 1 Chron. xxi. 15-28. Psalm 135. XVIII. Anthem of thanksgiving by

David, for all the mercies of his life, and his manifold victories over his enemies. 2 Sam xxii. 1-15.

SECTION IV. . Psalms composed by David on the inauguration of his son Solomon, then aged fourteen, to the throne of Israel. See 1 Kings i. 5–48. 1 Chron. xxii. 1-19. xxviii. 1-21. and xxix. 1–20. Psalm 136. CX. David, having consecrated and

crowned Solomon, composes this psalm of praise to the Messiah, of whose glory the inauguration of Solomon was a type. 1 Kings i. 33–48. and 1 Chron.

xxviii. 5. Psalm 137. LXXII. Solomon being solemnly

crowned and consecrated; and David, feeling his own end approaching, addresses this prayer to God on behalf

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Last words of David. 2 Sam. xxiii. 1-7.
Death of David. 1 Kings ii. 10–12.
Eulogium of David. Eccles. xlvii. 2-15.

CLASS IX. Psalms composed by various prophets; from the death of David, to the end of the Babylonish captivity.

SECTION 1. Psalms composed during the reign of Solomon. Psalm 138. XLV. Epithalamium ; composed

probably by Nathan, or some other prophet, on the marriage of Solomon with the daughter of the king of Egypt, but referrable in its spiritual application to the union of Christ and the Church, of which the marriage of Solomon was the figure. 1 Kings iii.

1-4. Psalm 139. CXXXII. Prayer of Solomon, of.

fered up in presence of all the assembled tribes of Israel, their princes and elders, at the tabernacle of David on Mount Zion, previously to the removal of the ark from thence into the temple

he had built. 1 Kings viii. 1-4. and 2 Chron. vi. 41, 42.

SECTION II. Psalms composed under the reign of Jehoshaphat, king of Judah. Psalm 140. LXXXII. Instruction, complaint,

and prayer of the prophet Jehazeal, or Asaph, or perhaps of Jehoshaphat himself, when, in the early part of his reign, that prince visited his dominions, re-established the worship of Jehovah, and established judges, men of integrity, in all the strong cities of Judæa ; and judges from amongst the levites in

Jerusalem. 2 Chron. xix. 4–11. Psalm 141, LXXXIII. Prayer of the prophet

Jehazeal on the league formed by the Ammonites, Moabites, and their allies against Judæa; when Jehoshaphat, seized with fear, instituted a solemn fast, and called upon the Lord.

2 Chron. xx. 1–20. Psalm 142. XLVIII. Anthem of thanksgiving

for the miraculous victory obtained by Jehoshaphat over the Ammonites, Moabites, and their allies, . who were leagued against him. Jehoshaphat

having placed a chorus of liturgists at the head of his troops, they no sooner began to chant the praises of God and the psalms of Zion, than the Lord turning all the hearts and designs of their enemies against each other, they all fell upon one another in so furious a manner that the major part were destroyed; and the remainder, being seized with a panic fied, and left a very considerable and very precious booty behind, which was seized by the army of Judah, who returned to Jehoshaphat, and entered the temple with the sound of trumpets, harps, and psalters. 2 Chron. xx. 17–28.

SECTION UI. Psalms composed during the reign of Hezekiah, king of Judah. Psalm 143. LXXX. Prayer of Hezekiah, when

Sennacherib, offended at his refusal to continue the payment of tribute, invaded Judæa with a considerable army, and laid waste the strong cities of Judah. 2 Kings xviii. 13–37. and

xix. 1. Psalm 144. LXXVI. Anthem of thanksgiving,

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