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With clouds encompass'd round; - I try'd thee at the water feep

· Of Meriba renown'd.
8 Hear, O my People, bearken well,

I testify to thee,
Tbou antient flock of Israel,

If thou wilt list to me;
9 Throughout the Land of thy abode

No alien God shall be,
Nor thalt thou to a foreign God

In honour bend thy knee.
1o I am the Lord thy God which brought

Thee out of Egypt's Land;
Ask large enough, and I, befought,

Will grant thy füll demand.
11 And yet my people would not bear,

Nor hearken to my voice;
And Ifrael, whom I lov'd so dear,

Minik'd me for his choice.
12 Then did I leave them to their will,

And to their wand'ring mind;
Their own conceits they follow'd stili,

Their own devices blind.
13 O that my People would be crise,

To serve me all their days,
And O that Ifrael would advise

To walk my righteous ways!
14 Then would I foon bring down their foes,

Tbat now so proudly rise,
And turn my hand against all those

That are their Fnemies.



75 Who hate the Lord should then be faia

To bow to him and bend :
But tbey, bis People, should remain,

Their time should have no end.
36 And he would feed them from the freck

With Flow'r of fineft wheat; And satisfy them from the Rock

With Honey for tbeir meat.

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* Bagnadatb-el. OD in the * great * assembly stands

Of Kings and lordly States, + Bekerev, + Among the Gods, † on both his hands,

He judges and debates, 2 How long will ye pervert the right Tif pbetu

With * judgment false and wrong, gnavel. Favouring the wicked by your migbt,

Wbo thence grow bold and Arong? 3 * Regard the * weak and fatherless, * Shipbti-duhe

* Dispatch the * poor man's cause, And t raise the man in deep distress

By † just and equal Laws. + Harzdiku, 4 Defend the poor and defolate,

And rescue from the hands Of wicked men the low estate

Of him, that belp demands.
5 They know not, nor will understand,

In darkness they walk on;
The carth's foundations all are mov’d,
And * out of order gone,

* Jimsiets,

6 I said that ye were Gods, yea al

The Sons of God most high ; 7 But ye shall die like men, and fall

As other Princes die. 8 Rife, God, * judge thou the earth so might,

This wicked earth * redress; . Sipas For thou art he, who fhalt by right

The Nations all possess.

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E not thou filent now at lengib,

O God hold not thy peace,
Sit not thou still, O God of frength;

We cry, and do not cease.
2 For lo! thy furious foes not fwell,

And * storm outragiously, * Jehemajun. And they, that hate thee, proud and fell

Exalt their heads full high. 3 Against thy People they f contrive + Magnarimu,

of Their Plots and Counsels deep; • Them to insnare they chiefly strive,

Vitbjagnatsu gnal. * Whom thou doft hide and keep. * Tfepbuneca. 4 Come, let us cut them off, say they,

Till they no Nation be,
That Ifrael's name for ever may

Be loft in memory.
5 For they consult t with all their might,
And all as one in mind,

+ Levjachdan.


↑ Sod,

• Themselves againft thee they unite,

And in firm union bind :
6 The tents of Edom, and the brood

Of scornful Ishmael,
Moab, with them of Hagar's blood,

That in the Defart dwell.
7 Gebal and Ammon ebere conspire,

And bateful Amelec,
The Philistines, and they of Tyre,

Wbose' bounds ebe Sea dotb cbeck;
8 With them great Asshur also bands,

And dotb confirm the knot ;
All these bave lent tbeir armed bands

To aid the Sons of Lot.
9 Do to them as to Midian bold,

That wasted all the coast, To Sisera, and as is told

Tbou didâ to Jabin's boft,
Wben at the brook of Kishon old

They were repuls'd and fair,
30 At Endor quite cut off, and roll'd

As dung upon the Plain.
21 As Zeb and Oreb evil sped,

So let their Princes speed; As Zeba and Zalmunna bled,

So let their Princes bleed. 12 For they amidst obeir pride have faid,

By right now Thall we seize God's Houses and will now invade

+ Their stately Palaces. + Neoth Elobim bears borbi 33 My God, oh make them as a Wheel, No quiet let tbem find;


Giddy and reftlefs let them reel,

Like stubble from the wind.
14. As when an aged wood takes fire,

Wbicb on a sudden ftrays,
The greedy Flame runs higher and higher,

Till all the Mountains blaze ;
15 So with thy whirl-wind them pursue,

And with thy tempeft chase ; 16 * And till they * yield thee honour due,

Lord fill with shame their face. * They seek tby 17 Alham'd, and troubled, let them be, Name, Heb.'

Troubl'd, and sham'd for ever, Ever confounded and so die

With shame, and scape it never. 18 Then shall they know that thou, whose name

Jehovah is alone,
Art the most high, and tbou tbe fame,

O'er all the earth art one.



OW lovely are thy dwellings fair,

O Lord of Hofts! how dear The pleasant Tabernacles are,

Wbere thou doft dwell so near ! 1 My Soul doth long, and almost die,

Thy Courts, O Lord, to see, My heart and Aeth aloud do cry, O living God for thee.

3 There

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