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From the Hebrew David means “beloved”

 

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Chapter 74

An instruction of *Asaph            
      O' God, wherefore doest thou cast us so clean away? Why is thy *wrath so hot against the sheep of thy pasture?      
      O' think upon thy congregation, whom thou hast purchased of old from the beginning: the staff of thine inheritance, whom thou hast redeemed, even this hill of Sion wherein thou dwellest.
      Tread upon them with thy feet, and cast them down to the ground, for the enemy hath destroyed all together in the Sanctuary.
      Thine adversaries roar in thy houses, and set up their banners for tokens.
      Men may see the axes glister above, like as those that hewn in wood.
      They cut down all the ceiling work of the Sanctuary, they have defiled the dwelling place of thy name, even unto the ground. They have set fire upon the Sanctuary, and have defiled the dwelling place of thy name, even to the ground.
      Yee they say in their hearts: Let us spoil them all together, thus they have burned up all the houses of God in the land.
      We see our tokens no more, there is not one Prophet more, no not one that understandeth anymore.
      O' God, how long shall the adversary do this dishonor? How long shall the enemy blaspheme thy name? for ever?
      Why withdrawest thou thy hand? Why pluckest thou not thy right hand out of thy bosom, to consume thy enemies.
      But God is my King of old, the help that is done upon the earth, he doeth it himself.
      Thou dividest the sea through thy power, thou breakest the heads of the dragons in the waters.
      Thou smitest the heads of Leviathan in pieces, and gavest him to be meat for the people in the wilderness.
      Thou diggest up wells and brooks, thou driest up mighty rivers.
      The day is thine, the night is thine: thou hast prepared the light and the sun.
      Thou hast set all the borders of the earth, thou hast made both summer and winter.
      Remember this, O' Lord, how the enemy rebuketh, and how the foolish people blaspheme thy name.
      O' deliver not the soul of thy turtledove unto the beasts, and forget not the congregation of the poor for ever.
      Look upon the covenant, for the dark houses of the earth are full of wickedness.
      O let not the simple go away ashamed: for the poor and needy give praises unto thy name.
      Arise, O' God, and maintain thine own cause, remember how the foolish man blasphemed thee daily.
      Forget not the voice of thine enemies, for the presumption of them that hate thee, increaseth ever more and more.

 

*Asaph = "gatherer" Heb root = ( only God as gatherer )RN
*The wrath of God is some time taken for the vengeance wherewith he punisheth sinners, as in the Psalm 18. But here it is signifieth the punishment wherewith he chastises his (people) Psalm 9 MN

 

 

 

Chapter 75

To the chaunter, destroy not, a Psalme and song of Asaph.

      Unto thee, O' God, will we give thanks, yee unto thee will we give thanks, and seeing thy name is so nye, we will tell of thy wondrous works.
      When I may get a convenient time, I shall judge according unto right.
      The earth is weak and all that is therin, but I bear up her pillars. Selah.
      I said unto the mad people, deal not so madly and to the ungodly *set not up your horns.
      Set not up your horns on high, and speak not with a stiff neck.
      For promotion cometh neither from the East, ner from the West, ner from the *wilderness. And why? God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another.
      For in the hand of the Lord there is a *cup of strong wine, and he poureth out of the same.
      As for the dregs thereof, all the ungodly of the earth shall drink them, and suck them out.
      But I will talk of the God of Jacob, and praise him forever.
      All the *horns of the ungodly will I break, and the horns of the righteous shall be exalted.

 

*wilderness: see Rev "wilderness" wher the two womans are. RN
*To set up the horns here is by pride to show their power. MN
*cup in the scripture signifieth affliction and all that is offered us by the will of God. MN

 

 

 

Chapter 76

To the chaunter, in Neginoth, a Psalme of Asaph.

      In Judah is God known, his name is great in Israel.
      At Salem is his tabernacle, and his dwelling in Sion. There breaketh he the arrows of the bow, the shield, the sword, and the whole battle. Selah.
      Thou art of more honor and might than the hills of robbers.
      The proud shall be robbed and sleep their sleep, and the mighty shall be able to do nothing with their hands. When thou rebukest them, O' God of Jacob, both the chariots and horsemen shall fall on sleep.
      Thou art fearful, for who may abide in thy sight, when thou art angry? When thou lettest thy judgment be heard from heaven, the earth trembled and is still.
      Yee when God ariseth to give judgment, and to help all them that be in adversity on earth. Selah.
      When thou punisheth one man, he must knowledge that thou art ready to punish other more.
      Look what yee promise unto the Lord your God, see that yee keep it, all yee that be round about him: bring presents unto him that ought to be feared. Which taketh away the breath of Princes, and is wonderful among the Kings of the earth.

 

 

 

Chapter 77

To the chaunter, for *Iduthun a Psalme of Asaph.

      I cried unto God with my voice, yee unto God cried I with my voice, and he heard me.
      In the time of my trouble I sought the Lord, I held up mine hands to him in the night season, for my soul refused all other comfort. When I was in heaviness, I thought upon God: when my heart was vexed, then did I speak. Selah.
      Thou heldest mine eyes waking, I was so feeble, that I could not speak.
      Then remember I the times of old, and the years that were past.
      I called to remembrance my song in the night, I communed with mine own heart, and sought out my spirit.
      Will the Lord cast out forever?
      Will he be no more entreated?
      Is his mercy clean gone?
      Is his promise come utterly to an end for evermore?
      Hath The Lord forgotten to be gracious?
      Or, hath he shut up his loving kindness in displeasure? Selah.
      At the last, I came to this point, that I thought: O why art thou so foolish? the right hand of the most high can change all. Therefore will I remember the works of the Lord, and call to mind thy wonders of old time.
      I will speak of all thy works, and my talk shall be of thy doings.
      Thy way, O' God, is holy: who is so great and mighty as God?
      Thou art the God that doth wonders, thou hast declared thy power among the people. Thou with thine own arm hast delivered thy people, even the sons of Jacob and Joseph. Selah.
      The waters saw thee, O' God, the waters saw thee, and were afraid, the depths were moved. The thick clouds poured out water, the clouds thundered, and thine arrows went abroad. Thy thunder was heard round about, the lightnings shone upon the ground, the earth was moved and shook with all. Thy way is in the sea, and thy paths in the great waters, yet could no man know thy footsteps.
      Thou leadest thy people like a flock of sheep, by the hand of Moses and Aaron.

 

*Iduthun: song and instruments at the coming of the Ark of appointment; 2 Chron Chp5.

 

 

 

Chapter 78

      An instruction of *Asaph.

      Hear my law, O' my people, incline your ears to the words of my mouth.
      I will open my mouth in parables, and speak of things of old.
      Which we have heard and known, and such as our fathers have told us.
      That we should not hide them from the children of the generations to come: but to show the honor of the Lord, his might and wonderful works that he hath done. He made a covenant with Jacob, and gave Israel a law, which he commanded our forefathers to teach their children. That their posterity might know it, and the children which were yet unborn.
      To the intent that when they came up, they might show their children the same.
      That they also might put their trust in God, and not to forget what he had done, but keep his commandments.
      And not be as their forefathers, a *froward and *overthwart generation, a generation that set not their heart a right, and whose spirit was not true toward God. Like as the children of Ephraim, which being harnessed and carrying bows, turned themselves back in the time of battle.
      They kept not the covenant of God, and would not walk in his law.
      They forgot what he had done, and the wonderful works that he had showed for them.
      Marvelous things did he in the sight of our fathers in the land of Egypt, even in the field of *Zoan. He divided the sea, and let them go through it, and made the waters to stand like a wall. In the daytime he led them with a cloud, and all the night through with a light of fire. He clave the hard rocks in the wilderness, and gave them drink thereof, as it had been out of the great depth.
      He brought waters out of the stony rock, so that they gushed out like the rivers.
      Yet for all this they sinned against him, and provoked the most highest in the wilderness.
      They tempted God in their hearts, and required meat for their lust.
      For they spake against God, and said: yee, yee God shall prepare a table in the wilderness, shall he? Lo, he smote the stony rock, that the watery streams gushed out, and the streams flowed withal: but how can he give bread and provide flesh for his people?
      When the Lord heard this, he was wroth: so the fire was kindled in Jacob, and heavy displeasure against Israel.
      Because they believed not in God, and put not their trust in his help.
      So he commanded the clouds above, and opened the doors of heaven.
      He rained down manna upon them for to eat, and give them bread from heaven.
      Then ate they angels food, for he sent them meat enough.
      He caused the East wind to blow under heaven, and through his power he brought in the south wind. He made flesh to rain upon them as thick as dust, and feathered fowls like as the sand of the sea: He let it fall among their tents round about their habitations.
      So they ate, and were filled, for he gave them their own desire.
      And they were not disappointed of their lust.
      But while their meat was yet in their mouths: the heavy wrath of God came upon them, slew the wealthiest of them, and smote down the chosen men of Israel.
      For all this they sinned yet more, and believed not his wondrous works.
      Therefore their days were consumed in vanity, and suddenly their years were gone.
      When he slew them, they sought him, and turned them early unto God.
      They thought then that God was their *succoure, and that the high God was their redeemer.
      Nevertheless they did but flatter him with their mouths, and disassembled with him in their tongues. For their heart was not whole with him, neither continued they in his covenant.
      But he was so merciful, that he forgave their misdeeds, and destroyed them not.
       Yee, Yee, many a time turned he his wrath away, and would not *suffer his whole displeasure to arise. For he considered that they were but flesh: even a wind that passeth away, and cometh not again.
      How many a time have they provoked him in the desert?
      They turned back, and tempted God, and moved the holy one in Israel.
      They thought not of his hand, in the day when he delivered them from the hand of the enemy. How he had wrought his miracles in Egypt, and his wonders in the land of Zoan. How he turned their waters to blood, so that they might not drink of the rivers.
      He sent lice among them, to eat them up, and frogs to destroy them.
      He gave their fruits unto the caterpillar, and their labor unto the grasshopper.
      How he beat down their vineyards with hail stones, and their mulberry trees with the frost. How he smote their cattle with hail stones, and their flocks with hot thunderbolts.
      How he sent upon them the fury of his wrath, anger and displeasure: with trouble and falling in of evil angels. When he made a way to his fearful indignation, and spared not their souls from death, yee and gave their cattle over to the pestilence.
      When he smote all the firstborn in Egypt, the most principal and mightest in the dwellings of *Ham.
      But as for his own people, he led them forth like sheep, and carried them in the wilderness like a flock. He brought them out safely, that they should not fear, and overwhelmed their enemies with the sea. He carried them unto the borders of his Sanctuary: even in to this hill, which he purchased with his right hand.
      He did cast out the Heathen before them, caused their land to be divided among them for an heritage, and made the tribes of Israel to dwell in their tents.
      For all this they tempted and displeased the most high God, and kept not his covenant. But turned their backs, and fell away like their forefathers, starting aside like a broken bow. And so they grieved him with their high places, and provoked him with images.
      When God heard this, he was wroth, and took sore displeasure with Israel.
      So that he forsook the Tabernacle in Silo, even his habitation wherein he dwelt among men. He deliver their power into captivity, and their glory into the enemys hand.
      He gave his people over to the sword, for he was wroth with his heritage.
      The fire consumed their young men, and their maidens were not given to marriage.
      Their priests were slain with the sword, and there were no widows to make lamentation.
      So the Lord awakened as one out of sleep, and like a giant refreshed with wine.
      He smote his enemies in the hinder parts, and put them to a perpetual shame.
      He refused the Tabernacle of Joseph, and chose not the tribe of Ephraim.
      Nevertheless, he chose the tribe of Judah, even the hill of Sion which he loved.
      And there he builded his temple on high, and layed the foundation of it like the ground, that it might perpetually endure.
      He chose David also his servant, and took him away from the sheepfolds.
      As he was following the ewes great with young, he took him, that he might feed Jacob his people, and Israel his inheritance.
      So he fed them with a faithful and true heart, and ruled them with all the diligence of his power.

 

*Asaph = "gatherer" Heb root = ( only God as gatherer )RN
*froward = stubbornly contrary. *overthwart = eager to oppose, ( that is; eager to oppose the loving willof God ) * Zoan = "place of departure" RN
*succoure = security;assistance in time of distress RN *suffer (allow)
*Ham for Egypt: because Mizraim of whom the Egyptians came was the son of Ham. MN

 

 

 

Chapter 79

A Psalme of *Asaph.

      O' God, the Heathen are come into thine heritage: the holy temple have they defiled, and made Jerusalem an heap of stones.
      The dead bodies of thy servants have they given unto the fowls of the air to be devoured, and the flesh of thy saints unto the beasts of the land. Their blood have they shed like water on every side of Jerusalem, and there was no man to bury them.
      We are become an open shame to our enemies, a very scorn and *derision unto them that are round about us.
      Lord, how long wilt thou be angry? shall thy jealousy burn like fire for ever?
      Pour out thy indignation upon the Heathen that know thee not, and upon the Kingdoms that call not upon thy name. *For they have devoured Jacob, and laid waste his dwelling place.
      O *remember not our old sins, but have mercy upon us, and that soon, for we are come to great misery.
      Help us, O' God our savior, for the glory of thy name: O' deliver us, and forgive us our sins for thy names sake.
      Wherefore shall the Heathen say: Where is now their God?
      O' let the vengeance of thy servants blood that is shed, be openly showed upon the Heathen in our sight.
      O' let the sorrowful sighing of the prisoners come before thee, and according unto the power of thy arm, preserve those that are appointed to die.
      And for the blasphemy wherewith our neighbors have blasphemed thee, reward them, O' Lord, seven fold into their bosom.
      So we that be the people and sheep of thy pasture, shall give thee thanks forever, and will always be showing forth thy praise more and more.
 

*Asaph = "gatherer" Heb root = ( only God as gatherer )RN
*derision = ridicule, contempt, mockery. RN
*For they have devoured Jacob, and laid waste his dwelling place. *Jerem 10 MN
*God remembereth not our sins when he forgives them, and punisheth them not as they have deserved as he sayeth in Ezek 18 and Esa 64 MN

 

 

 

Chapter 80

To the chaunter, upon *Sosanim, a Psalm of *Asaph.

      Hear O' thou shepherd of Israel, thou that leadest Jacob like a flock of sheep: show thyself, thou that sittest between the Cherubims.
      Before Ephraim, Benjamin, and Manasses: stir up thy power, and come help us.
      Turn us again, O" God, show the light of thy countenance, and we shall be whole.
      O' Lord God of Hosts, how long wilt thou be angry over the prayer of thy people?
      Thou hast fed them with the bread of tears, yee thou hast given them plenteous tears to drink. Thou hast make us a very strife unto our neighbors, and our enemies laugh us to scorn.
      Turn us again, Thou God of Hosts, show the light of thy countenance, and we shall be whole.
      Thou hast brought a vine yard out of Egypt, thou didest cast out the Heathen, and plant it. Thou madest room for it, and caused it to take root, so that it filled the land.
      The hills were covered with the shadow of it, and so were the strong Cedar trees with the bows thereof. She stretched out her branches unto the sea, and her bows unto the water. Why hast thou then broken down her hedge, that all they which go by, pluck off her grapes? The wild boar out of the wood hath rooted it up, and the beasts of the field hath devour it.
      Turn thee again, thou God of Hosts, look down from heaven, behold and visit this vine yard. Maintain it, that thy right hand hath planted, and *son whom thou madest so much of for thyself.
      For why? it is burned with fire, and layeth waste: O let them perish at the rebuke of thy wrath. Let thy hand be upon the man of thy right hand, and upon the man whom thou madest so much of for thine own self.
      And so will not we go back from thee: Oh let us live, and we shall call upon thy name. Turn us again, O' Lord God of Hosts, show the light of thy countenance, and we shall be whole.

 

*Sosanim from the Hebrew ; lily; a longing desire of Song 2 and Hosea 14
Asaph = "gatherer" Heb root = ( only God as gatherer )RN
This is *son, from the original word sonne, middle English differentiated between son and sun; by spelling son; sonne, and sun as sunne. RN

 

 

 

Chapter 81

To the chaunter upon *Githith, of Asaph.
      
      Sing merrily unto God which is our strength, make a cheerful noise unto the God of Jacob.
      Take the Psalme, bring hither the taboret, the merry harp and lute.
      Blow up the trumpets in the new moon, upon our solemn feast day.
      For this is the use in Israel, and a law of the God of Jacob.
      This he ordained in Joseph for a testimony, when came out of Egypt, and had heard a strange language. When he eased his shoulder from the burden: his hands were delivered from the pots.
      When thou calledst upon me in trouble, I helped thee, and heard thee, what time as the storm fell upon thee, * I proved thee also at the water of strife. Selah.
      Hear, O' my people, for I assure thee, O' Israel, if thou wilt hearken unto me:
      There shall no strange gods be in thee, neither shalt thou worship any other god.
      I am the Lord thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt, open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it.
      But my people would not hear my voice, and Israel would no obey me. So I gave them up unto their own hearts lust, and let them follow their own imaginations.
      O' that my people would obey me, for if Israel would walk in my ways:
      I should soon put down their enemies, and turn my hand against their adversaries.
      The haters of the Lord should *misse Israel, but their time should have endured for ever.
      He should feed them with the finest wheat and flour, and satisfy them with honey out of the stony rock.

 

*Githith meaning upon "the wine press" also wine press of God in Apocalypse, from the 8th Psalme RN
* I proved thee also at the water of strife. Selah. Numbers 25, Exod 20. MN
*misse = serve, celebrate upon RN

 

 

 

Chapter 82

A Psalme of Asaph

      God standeth in the congregation of the *Gods, and is a Judge among the Judges.
      How long will ye give wrong judgement, and accept the persons of the ungodly? Selah.      
      Defend the poor and fatherless, see that such as be in need and necessity have right.
      Deliver the out cast and poor, and save him from the hand of the ungodly.
      Nevertheless, they will not be learned and understand, but walk still in *darkness: therefore must all the foundations of the land be moved.
      I have said: ye are Gods, yee are all the children of the most highest.
      But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the tyrants.
      Arise, O' God, and judge thou the earth,
      for all the Heathen are thine by inheritance.
 

*Gods: Kings Princes and rulers are in the scripture called gods as in Exodus 22, MN Also see Exodus 5; And the Lord said unto Moses: I have made thee Pharos God, RN...
* darkness for ignorance. MN

 

 

 

Chapter 83

      Hold not thy tongue, O' God, keep not still silence, refrain not thyself O' God.
      For lo, thine enemies make a murmuring, and they that hate thee, lift up their head.
      They imagine craftily against thy people, and take consul against thy secret ones.
      Come (say they) let us root them out from among the people, that the name of Israel may be put out of remembrance. For they have cast their heads together with one consent, and are confederate against thee.
      The tabernacles of the Edomites, and Ishmaelites, the Moabites, and the Hagarenes. Gebal, Ammon, and Amalech: the Philistines with them that dwell at Tyre.       Assur also is joined unto them, and help the children of Loth. Selah.
      But do unto them as unto the Madianites, unto Sisera, and unto Jabin by the brook of Kison. Which perished at Endor, and became as the dung of the earth.
      Make their Princes like Oreb and Zeb. Yee, make all their Princes as Zebea and Salmana. Which say: we will have the houses of God in possession.
      O' my God, make them like unto a wheel, and as the stubble before the wind.
      Like as a fire that burneth up the wood, and as the flame that consumeth the mountains. Persecute them even so with thy tempest, and make them afraid with thy storm.
      Make their faces ashamed, O' Lord, that they may seek thy name.
      Let them be confounded and vexed ever more and more: let them be put to shame and perish. That they may know that thou art alone, that thy name is the Lord, and that thou only art the most high over all the earth.

 

 

 

Chapter 84

Upon Githith, a Psalme of the sons of Corah.

      O' how amiable are thy dwellings, thou Lord of hosts?
      My soul hath a desire and longing, for the court of the Lord, my heart and my flesh rejoice in the living God. For the sparrow hath found her an house, and the swallow a nest, where she may lay her young: even thine altars, O' Lord of Hosts, my King, and my God.
      O' how blessed are they that dwell in thy house, they are always praising thee. Selah.
      Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee, in whose heart are thy ways.
      Which going through the vail of mystery use it for a well, and the pools are filled with water. They go from strength to strength, and so the God of Gods appeareth unto them in Sion.
      O' Lord God of Hosts, hear my prayer: harken O' God of Jacob.
      Behold, O' God our defense, look upon the face of thine anointed.
      For one day in thy court is better than a thousand.
      I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, then to dwell in the tents of the ungodly.
      For the Lord God is a light and defense, the Lord will give grace and worship, and no good thing will he withhold from them that live a godly life.
      O' Lord of Hosts, blessed is the man that putteth his trust in thee.

 

 

 

Chapter 85

To the chaunter, a Psalme of the sons of Corah.

      Lord, thou barest a love unto thy land, didest bring again the captivity of Jacob.
      Thou didest forgive the offense of thy people, and cover all their sins. Selah.
      Thou tookest away all thy displeasure, and turnest thyself from thy wrathful displeasure.
      Turn us then, O' God our Savior, and let thine anger cease from us.
      Wilt thou be displeased with us for ever? Wilt thou stretch out thy wrath from one generation to another? Wilt thou not turn again and quicken us, that thy people may rejoice in thee?
      I will harken what the Lord God say, for he shall speak peace unto his people, and to his saints, that they turn not themselves unto foolishness.
      For his salvation is nigh them that fear him, so that glory shall dwell in our land.
      Mercy and truth are met together, righteousness and peace kiss each other.
      Truth shall rise out of the earth, and righteousness shall look down from heaven.
      And why? the Lord shall show loving kindness, and our land shall give her increase.
      Righteousness shall go before him, and prepare a way for his coming.

 

 

 

Chapter 86

A prayer of David

      Bow down thine ear, O' Lord, and hear me, for I am comfortless and poor.
      O keep my soul, for I am holy: my God, help thy servant that putteth his trust in thee. Be merciful unto me, O' Lord, for I call daily upon thee.
      Comfort the soul of thy servant, for unto thee, O' Lord, do I lift up my soul.
      For thou Lord, art good and gracious, and of great mercy unto all that call upon thee. Give ear, O Lord unto my prayer, and ponder my humble desire. In the time of my trouble I call upon thee, for thou hearest me.
      Among the Gods there is none like unto thee O Lord, there is not one that can do as thou doest. All nations whom thou hast made, shall come and worship before thee, O' Lord, and shall glorify thy name.
      For thou art great, thou doest wondrous things, thou art God alone.
      Lead me in thy way, O' Lord, that I may walk in thy truth: O' let my heart in the fearing of thy name.
      I thank thee, O' Lord my God, and I will praise thy name for ever.
      For great is thy mercy toward me, thou hast delivered my soul from the *neither most hell.
      O' God the proud are risen against me, and the congregation of the mighty seeketh after my soul, and set not thee before their eyes.
      But thou, O' Lord God, art full of compassion and mercy, longsuffering, great in goodness and truth.
      O' turn thee then unto me, have mercy upon me: give thy strength unto thy servant, and help the son of thine handmaid.
      Show some token upon me for good, that they which hate me, may see it, and be ashamed: because thou, Lord, hast helped me, and comforted me.

 

*neither most hell. That is out of extreme jeopardies. MN

 

 

 

Chapter 87

A Psalme and song of the sons of Corah.

      Her foundations are upon the holy hills: the Lord loveth the gates of Sion more than all the dwellings of Jacob.
      Very excellent things are spoken of thee, thou city of God. Selah.
      I will think upon Rahab and Babylon, so that they shall know me. Yee the Philistines also, and they of Tyre, with the *Morians. Lo there was he born.
      And of Sion it shall be reported, that he was born in her, even the most highest which builded her.
      The Lord shall cause it to be preached and written among the people, that he was born there. Selah.
      Therefore the dwelling of all singers and dancers is in thee.

 

*Moriah = "chosen by Jehovah" from the Hebrew RN.

 

 

 

Chapter 88

A Psalme and song of the sons of Corah, to the chaunter upon *Mahelath, for the affliction, and instruction of *Heman the Ezrahyte.
      
      O' Lord God my Savior, I cry day and night before thee, Oh let my prayer enter into thy presence, incline thine ear unto my calling.
      For my soul is full of trouble, and my life draweth nigh unto hell.
      I am counted as one of them that go down into the pit, I am even as a man that hath no strength.
      Free among the dead, like unto them that lie in the grave, which be out of remembrance, and are cut away from thy hand.
      Thou hast laid me in the lowest pit, in the darkness and in the deep.
      Thy indignation lieth hard upon me, and thou vexeth me with all thy floods. Selah.
      Thou hast put away mine acquaintance far from me, and made me to be abhorred of them: I am so fast in prison, that I can not get forth.
      My sight faileth for very trouble: Lord, I call daily upon thee, and stretch out my hands unto thee. Doest thou show wonders among the dead? Can the Physicians raise them up again, that they may praise thee? Selah.
      May thy lovingkindness be shown in the grave? or thy faithfulness in destruction? May thy wondrous works be known in the dark? or thy righteousness in the land where all things are forgotten?
      Unto thee I cry, O' Lord, and early cometh my prayer before thee.
      Lord, why puttest thou away my soul? Wherefore hidest thou thy face from me?
      My strength is gone for very sorrow and misery, with fearfulness do I bear thy burdens. Thy wrathful displeasure goeth over me; the fear of thee oppresseth me. They came round about me daily like water, and compass me together on every side. My lovers and friends hast thou put away from me, and turned away mine acquaintance.

 

*Mahelath = *names of the wives: of Rehoboam and of Esau and Rehoboam = "a people has enlarged" Esau = "hairy" ( sold birth right ) *Heman = "faithful", the Ezrahyte =Ezraite = "a native       (as arising out of the soil)" cherished and loved, help, God is my father. RN

 

 

 

Chapter 89

An instruction of *Ethan the Ezrahite.

      My song shall be alway of the lovingkindness of the Lord, with my mouth will I ever be showing my faithfulness from one generation to another. Eternal life RN
      For I have said: Mercy shall be set up for ever, thy faithfulness shalt thou stablish in the heavens for ever. I have made a covenant with my chosen, I have sworn unto David my servant. Thy seed will I stablish forever, and set up thy throne from one generations to another. Selah.
      O' Lord the very heavens shall praise thy wonderous works, yee and thy faithfulness in the congregation of the saints.
      For who is he among the clouds, that is like unto the Lord?
      Yee what is he among the gods, that is like unto the Lord?
      God is greatly to be feared in the council of the saints, and to be had in reverence of all them that are about him. O' Lord God of Hosts, who is like unto thee in power? thy truth is round about thee.
      Thou rulest the pride of the sea, thou fillest the waves thereof, when they arise.
      Thou breakest the proud, like one that is wounded, thou scatterest thine enemies abroad with thy mighty arm.
      The heavens are thine, the earth is thine: thou hast layed the foundation of the round world and all that therin is. Thou hast made the north and the south, Tabor and Hermon shall rejoice in thy name.
      Thou hast a mighty arm, strong is thy hand, and high is thy right hand.
      Righteousness and equity is the habitation of thy seat, mercy and truth go before thy face. Blessed is the people, O' Lord, that can rejoice in thee, and walketh in the light of thy countenance. Their delight is in thy name all the day long, and through thy righteousness they shall be exalted.
      For thou art the glory of their strength, and through thy favour shalt thou lift up our horns. The Lord is our defence, and the holy one of Israel is our King.
      Thou spakest sometime in visions unto thy saints, and saidst: I have laid help upon one that is mighty, I have exalted one out chosen of the people.
      I have found David my servant, with my *holy oil have I anointed him.
      My hand shall hold him fast, and mine arm shall strengthen him.
      The enemy shall not overcome him, and the *son of wickedness shall not hurt him.
      I smite down his foes before his face, and plague them that hate him.
      My truth also my mercy shall be with him, and in my name shall his horn be exalted. I will set his hand in the sea, and his right hand in the floods.
      He shall call me: Thou art my father, my God, and the strength of my salvation.
      And I will make him my first born, higher than the kings of the earth.
      My mercy will I keep for him for evermore, and my covenant shall stand fast with him. His seed will I make to endure for ever, yee and his throne as the days of heaven.
      But if his children forsake my law, and walk not in my judgements.
      If they break my ordinances, statutes, and keep not my commandments.
      *I visit their offenses with the rod, and their sins with scourges.
      Nevertheless, my loving kindness will I not utterly take from him, nor suffer my truth to fail. My covenant will I not break, nor disannull the thing that is gone out of my lips. I have sworn once by my holiness, that I will not fail David.
      His seed shall endure forever, and his seat also like as the sun before me.
      He shall standfast for evermore as the moon, and as the faithful witness in heaven. Selah.
      But now thou foresakest and abhorrest thine annointed, and art displeased with him. Thou hast turned back the covenant of thy servant, and cast his crown to the ground. Thou hast over thrown all his hedges, and broken down his strongholds.
      All they that go by, spoil him, he is become a rebuke to his neighbors.
      Thou settest up the right hand of his enemies, and makest all his adversaries to rejoice. Thou hast taken away the strength of his sword, and givest him not strength in the battle. Thou hast put out his glory, and cast his Throne down to the ground.
      The days of his youth hast thou shortened, and covered him with dishonor.
Selah.
      Lord, how long wilt thou hide thyself? for ever? shall thy wrath burn like fire?
      O' remember how short my time is, hast thou made all men for naught? What man is he that liveth, and shall not see death? May a man deliver his soul own soul from hell? Selah.
      Lord, where are thy old loving kindnesses, which thou sworest unto David in thy truth?
      Remember Lord the rebuke that the multitude of the people do unto thy servants, and how I have borne it in my bosom. Wherewith thine enemies blaspheme thee, and slander the foresteps of thine anointed.
      Thanks be to the Lord for evermore: Amen: Amen.

 

*Ethan = Hebrew: enduring destruction. RN note *son of wickedness shall not hurt him.
*By the holy oil is understand the holy ghost, the grace mercy and word of God: by the which the soul is refreshed and delivered from pain to spiritual joy. Psal 14, John 3, 1 John 2 . MN *I visit their offenses; *That is will punish. MN

 

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