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11 And yet my people would not hear',
45 • Norhearken to my voice ; And Ifrael, « whom I lov'd so dear,'
Mislik'd me for his choice. 12 Then did I leave them to their will, And to their wand'ring mind;
50 Their own conceits they follow'd still,
Their own devices blind. 13 O that my people would be wife,'
" To’serve me 6 all their days,' And O that Ifrael would advise
55 • To'walk my righteous' ways. 14 Then would I foon bring down their foes,
• That now so proudly rise,'. And turn my hand against all those « That are their enemies.
60 15 Who hate the Lord should then be fain'
"Ta' bow to him and bend, But they, his people, should remain,"
Their time should have no end. 16 And he would feed them from the shock 65
With flow'r of finest wheat, And satisfy them from the rock
With honey · for their meat.'
OD in the * great * assembly stands
• Of kings and lordly states," + Among the Gods, † on both his hands
He judges and debates. 2 How long will ye | pervert the right With I judgment false and wrong,
Favoring the wicked by your might,'
« Who thence grow bold and strong ?" 3 Regard the * weak and fatherless,
* Dispatch the * poor man's cause, And t raise the man in deep distress
By t just and equal laws. 4 Defend the poor and desolate,
And rescue from the hands Of wicked men the low estate
16 Of him that help demands.' 5 They know not, nor will understand,
In darkness they walk on,
20 6 I said that ye were Gods, yea all
The sons of God most high; 7 But ye
Thall die like men, and fall As other princes die.' & Rise God,' || judge thou the earth in might,' 25
This wicked' earth || redress, For thou art he who shalt by right
The nations all possess.
O God hold not thy peace,
'We cry, and do not cease.' 2 For lo thy • furious' foes now' t swell, $
And f storm outrageously,
3 Against • Shiphtu-dal. Hatzdiku. Jimmotu. Shiphta. + Jehemajun.
3 Against thy people they * contrive
+ Their plots and counsels deep, I Them to insnare they chiefly strive,
|| Whom thou doft hide and keep. 4. Come let us cut them off, say they,
Till they no nation be,
Be lost in memory.
And all as one in mind Themselves against thee they unite,
And in firm union bind.
Of scornful' Ishmael,
"That in the desert dwell,'
. The Philiftims, and they of Tyre,
« Whose bounds the Sea doth check. 8 With them 'great' Ashur also bands
And doth confirm the knot :' 6 All these have lent their armed hands'
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'
• Thou didst to Jabin's hoft,' « When' at the brook of Kifhon old'
They were repulsid and Nain,' 10 At Endor quite cut off, and'rolld
As dung upon the plain.
40 II As
* Jagnarimu. † Sod, gnal, #Tsephuneca.
1 Jirthjagnatsu + Lev jachdau,
11 As Zeb and Oreb evil sped,
So let their princes speed,
For they amidst their pride' have said, 45
* Their stately palaces. 13 My God, oh make them as a wheel,
“No quiet let them find," Giddy and restless' let them reel
Like stubble from the wind. 14 As 'when an ' aged' wood takes fire
. Which on a sudden strays,' The greedy' flame runs higher and higher 35
Till all the mountains blaze, a5 So with thy whirlwind them pursue,
And with thy tempest chase ; 16 t And till they + yield thee honor due ;
Lord fill with shame their face. 17 Alhain'd, and troubled let them be,
Troubled, 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 65
Jehovah is alone,
O Lord of Hofts, how dear
2 My * Neoth Elohim bears both,
+ They seek thy Name. Heb,
2 My soul doth long and almost die
S Thy courts O Lord to see, My heart and flesh aloud do cry,
O living God, for thee.
Hath found a house of reft,'
Hath built her • brooding' neft,
They find their safe abode,' • And home they fly from round the coasts' is
· Toward thee,' 'my King, my God. 4 Happy, who in thy houle reside,
Where thee they ever praise, 5 Happya whole strength in thee doth bide,
And in their hearts thy ways. 6 They pass through Baca's thirsty' vale,
· That dry and barren ground,' As through a fruitful watry dale
Where fprings and show'rs abound. 7 They journey on from strength to strength 25
• With joy and gladsome chear,' • Till’all before our' God ' at length
In Sion do appear. 8 Lord God of Hofts. hear 'now' my prayer, O Jacob's God give ear,
30 9 Thou God our Thield look on the face
Of thy anointed dear.' 10 For one day in thy courts
Is better, and more bleft,' Than · in the joys of vanity
35 A thousand days at best.' I in the temple of my God
Had rather keep a door,