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God's wrath against the

PSALMS incredulous and disobedient. should make them known to , against him by provoking the their children:

Most High in the wilderness. 6 That the generation to come 18 And they tempted God in might know them, even the chil- their heart by asking meat for dren which should be born : their lust. who should arise and declare 19 Yea, they spake against them to their children :

God; they said, Can God fur7. That they might set their nish a table in the wilderness? hope in God, and not forget 20 Behold, he smote the rock, the works of God, but keep his commandments :

the streams overflowed; can he 8 And might not be as their give bread also ? can he profathers, a stubborn and rebel. vide flesh for his people ? lious generation ; a generation 21 Therefore the LORD heard that set not their heart aright, this, and was wroth : so a fire and whose spirit was not stead was kindled against Jacob, and fast with God.

anger also came up against Is9 The children of Ephraim, rael; being armed, and carrying bows, 22 Because they believed not turned back in the day of battle. in God, and trusted not in his

10 They kept not the covenant salvation: of God, and refused to walk in 23 Though he had commandhis law;

ed the clouds from above, and 11 And forgat his works, and opened the doors of heaven, his wonders that he had shew- 24 And had rained down maned them.

na upon them to eat, and had 12 Marvellous things did he given them of the corn of heavin the sight of their fathers, in en. the land of Egypt, in the field 25 Man did eat angels' food: of Zoan.

he sent them meat to the full. 13 He divided the sea, and 26 He caused an east wind to caused them to pass through ; blow in the heaven: and by his and he made the waters to stand power he brought in the south as an heap.

wind. 14 In the day-time also he led 27 He rained flesh also upthem with a cloud, and all the on them as dust, and feathernight with a light of fire. ed fowls like as the sand of

15 He clave the rocks in the the sea : wilderness, and gave them drink

them drink 28 And he let it fall in the as out of the great depths. midst of their camp, round

16 He brought streams also about their habitations. out of the rock, and caused wa- 29 So they did eat, and were ters to run down like rivers. well filled: for he gave them 17 And they sinned yet more their own desire:

The story of God's


wrath against the 30 They were not estranged | hand, nor the day when he defrom their hust: but while their livered them from the enemy. meat was yet in their mouths, 43 How he had wrought his

31 The wrath of God came signs in Egypt, and his wonders upon them, and slew the fattest in the field of Zoan: of them, and smote down the 44 And had turned their rivers chosen men of Israel.

into blood : and their floods, 32 For all this they sinned that they could not drink. still, and believed not for his 45 He sent divers sorts of wondrous works.

flies among them, which de33 Therefore their days did he voured them; and frogs which consume in vanity, and their destroyed them. years in trouble.

46 He gave also their increase 34 When he slew them, then unto the caterpillar, and their they sought him: and they re- labour unto the locust. turned and inquired early af- 47 He destroyed their vines ter God.

with hail, and their sycamore35 And they remembered that trees with frost. God was their Rock, and the

48 He gave up their cattle high God their Redeemer. also to the hail, and their flocks

36 Nevertheless they did flat- to hot thunder-bolts. ter him with their mouth, and 49 He cast upon them the they lied unto him with their fierceness of his anger, wrath, tongues.

and indignation, and trouble, 37 For their heart was not by sending evil angels among right with him, neither were them. they steadfast in his covenant. 50 He made a way to his an

38 But he, being full of com- ger; he spared not their soul passion, forgave their iniquity, from death, but gave their life and destroyed them not: yea, over to the pestilence; many a time turned he his an- 51 And smote all the first-born ger away, and did not stir up in Egypt; the chief of their all his wrath.

strength in the tabernacles of 39 For he remembered that Ham: they were but flesh; a wind 52 But made his own people to that passeth away, and cometh go forth like sheep, and guided not again.

them in the wilderness like a 40 How oft did they provoke flock. him in the wilderness, and 53 And he led them on safegrieve him in the desert! ly, so that they feared not: but

41 Yea, they turned back and the sea overwhelmed their enetempted God, and limited the mies. Holy One of Israel.

54 And he brought them to 42. They remembered not his l the border of his sanctuary,



incredulous and disobedient.

The desolation of Jerusalem. even to this mountain, which tabernacle of Joseph, and chose his right hand had purchased. not the tribe of Ephraim :

55 He cast out the heathen 68 But chose the tribe of Jualso before them, and divided dah, the mount Zion which he them an inheritance by line, loved. and made the tribes of Israel 69 And he built his sanctuto dwell in their tents.

ary like high palaces, like the 56 Yet they tempted and pro-earth which he hath establishvoked the most high God, and ed for ever. kept not his testimonies :

70 He chose David also his 57 But turned back, and dealt servant, and took him from the unfaithfully like their fathers : sheepfolds : they were turned aside like a 71 From following the ewes deceitful bow.

great with young he brought 58 For they provoked him to him to feed Jacob his people, anger with their high places, and Israel his inheritance. and moved him to jealousy with 72 So he fed them according their graven images.

to the integrity of his heart; 59 When God heard this, he and guided them by the skilwas wroth, and greatly abhor- fulness of his hands red Israel:

PSALM LXXIX. 60 So that he forsook the tabernacle of Shiloh, the tent

1 The psalmist complaineth of the desolation

of Jerusalem : 8 he prayeth for deliver which he placed among men;

ance, 13 and promiseth thankfulness. 61 And delivered his strength

TA Psalm of Asaph, into captivity, and his glory in- O GOD, the heathen are

62 He gave his people over ance; thy holy temple have also unto the sword; and was they defiled; they have laid wroth with his inheritance. Jerusalem on heaps.

63 The fire consumed their 2 The dead bodies of thy servyoung men; and their maidens ants have they given to be meat were not given to marriage. unto the fowls of the heaven,

64 Their priests fell by the the flesh of thy saints unto the sword ; and their widows made beasts of the earth. no lamentation.

3 Their blood have they shed 65 Then the Lord awaked like water round about Jeruas one out of sleep, and like a salem; and there was none to mighty man that shouteth by bury them. reason of wine.

4 We are become a reproach 66 And he smote his enemies to our neighbours, a scorn and in the hinder parts : he put them derision to them that are round to a perpetual reproach. 67 Moreover he refused the

5 How long, LORD? wilt thou



about us.


A prayer for deliverance.


The miseries of the church. be angry for ever? shall thy | 7 To the chief Musician upon Shoshanjealousy burn like fire ?

nim-eduth, A Psalm of Asaph. 6 Pour out thy wrath upon the G

LIVE ear, O Shepherd of heathen that have not known Israel, thou that leadest thee, and upon the kingdoms Joseph like a flock; thou that that have not called upon thy dwellest between the cherubims,

shine forth. 7 For they have devoured Ja- 2 Before Ephraim and Bencob, and laid waste his dwel- jamin and Manasseh stir up thy ling-place.

strength, and come and save us. 8 remember not against us 3 Turn us again, O God, and former iniquities : let thy ten- cause thy face to shine; and der mercies speedily prevent us:

we shall be saved. for we are brought very low. 4 O LORD God of hosts, how

9 Help us, o God of our sal- long wilt thou be angry against vation, for the glory of thy the prayer of thy people? name: and deliver us, and

5 Thou feedest them with purge away our sins, for thy the bread of tears; and givest name's sake.

them tears to drink in great 10 Wherefore should the hea- measure. then say, Where is their God?

6 Thou makest us a strife unlet him be known among the to our neighbours : and our eneheathen in our sight by the mies laugh among themselves. revenging of the blood of thy 7 Turn us again, O God of servants which is shed:

hosts, and cause thy face to 11 Let the sighing of the pris- shine; and we shall be saved. oner come before thee; accord- 8 Thou hast brought a vine ing to the greatness of thy pow-out of Egypt: thou hast cast out er preserve thou those that are the heathen and planted it. appointed to die;

9 Thou preparedst room be12 And render unto our neigh- fore it, and didst cause it to bours seven-fold into their bo- take deep root, and it filled the som their reproach, wherewith land. they have reproached thee, O

10 The hills were covered with Lord.

the shadow of it, and the boughs 13 So we thy people and thereof were like the goodly sheep of thy pasture will give cedars. thee thanks for ever: we will shew forth thy praise to all gen- unto the sea, and her branches erations.

unto the river.

12 Why hast thou then broken i The psalmist in his prayer complaineth down her hedges, so that all

of the miseries of the church. 8 God's they which pass by the way do former favours are turned into judgments: 14 A prayer for deliverance, pluck her?



An exhortation to a


solemn praising of God. 13 The boar out of the wood 5 This he ordained in Joseph doth waste it, and the wild beast for a testimony, when he went of the field doth devour it. out through the land of Egypt:

14 Return, we beseech thee, 0 where I heard a language that God of hosts : look down from I understood not. heaven, and behold, and visit 6 I removed his shoulder from this vine;

the burden: his hands were de15 And the vineyard which livered from the pots. thy right hand hath planted, 7 Thou calledst in trouble, and and the branch that thou ma- I delivered thee; I answered dest strong for thyself


thee in the secret place of thun16 It is burnt with fire, it is der: I proved thee at the wacut down: they perish at the ters of Meribah. Selah. rebuke of thy countenance. 8 Hear, O my people, and I

17 Let thy hand be upon the will testify unto thee: 0 Israel, man of thy right hand, upon if thou wilt hearken unto me; the son of man whom thou 9 There shall no strange god madest strong for thyself

. be in thee; neither shalt thou 18 So will not we go back from worship any strange god. thee: quicken us, and we will 10 I am the LORD thy God call upon thy name.

which brought thee out of the 19 Turn us again, O LORD land of Egypt: open thy mouth God of hosts, cause thy face to wide, and I will fill it. shine; and we shall be saved. 11 But my people would not

hearken to my voice; and IsPSALM LXXXI.

rael would none of me. 1 An exhortation to a solemn praising of 4 God challengeth that duty by

12 So I gave them up unto reason of his benefits. 8 God, exhorting their own hearts' lust; and they their disobedience, which proveth their walked in their own counsels.

13 Oh that my people had I To the chief Musician upon Gittith, hearkened unto me, and Israel A Psalm of Asaph.

had walked in my ways! ING aloud unto God our 14 I should soon have sub

strength : make a joyful dued their enemies, and turned noise unto the God of Jacob.

my hand against their adver2 Take a psalm, and bring saries. hither the timbrel, the pleasant 15 The haters of the LORD harp with the psaltery.

should have submitted them 3 Blow up the trumpet in the selves unto him: but their time new moon, in the time appoint- should have endured for ever. ed, on our solemn feast day. 16 He should have fed them

4 For this was a statute for also with the finest of the wheat: Israel, and a law of the God of and with honey out of the rock Jacob.

should I have satisfied thee.


own hurt.


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