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5 They know not, nor will understand,
In darkness they walk on,
* Jimmotu. 6 I said that ye were gods, yea all
The sons of God most high ; 7 But ye shall die like men, and fall
As other princes die 8 Rise God, * judge thou the earth in might,
This wicked earth * redress. * Shiphta. For thou art he who shalt by right
The nations all possess.
- Psalm LXXXIII.
Be not thou silent now at length,
O God hold not thy peace,
We cry, and do not cease.
And * storm outrageously, * Jehemajun. And they that hate thee proud and fell
Exalt their heads full high. .3 Against thy people they contrive + Jagnarimu.
* Their plots and counsels deep, * Sod. 10 * Them to insnare they chieflystrive* Jirthjagnatsug.
+ Whom thou dost hide and keep. + Tsephuneka. 4 Come let us cut them off, say they,
Till they no nation be,
That Israel's name for ever may
Be lost in memory. 5 For they consult * with all their might, * Lev And all as one in mind
(jachdau. Themselves against thee they unite,
And in firm union bind.
Of scornful Ishmael,
that in the desert dwell,
Whose bounds the sea doth check.
And doth confirm the knot :
To aid the sons of Lot.
That wasted all the coast, To Sisera, and as is told
Thou didst to Jabin's host, When at the brook of Kishon old
They were repuls'd and slain, 10 At Endor quite cut off, and rollid
As dung upon the plain. 11 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 their pride have said,
By right now shall we seise
+ their stately palaces. + Neoth Elohim bears both. 13 My God, oh make them as a wheel,
No quict let them find,
Like stubble from the wind.
Which on a sudden strays,
Till all the mountains blaze,
And with thy tempest chase ; 16 + And till they + yield thee honor due, Lord fill with shame their face.
+ Heb. They seek thy Name. 17 Asham'd and troubled let them be,
Troubled, and asham'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,
How lovely are thy dwellings fair!
he pleasant tabernacles are,
Where thou dost dwell so near! ! My soul doth long and alınost die
Thy courts O Lord to see, My heart and flesh aloud do cry,
O living God, for thee.
Hath found a house of rest,
Hath built her brooding nest,
They find their safe abode,
Tow'ard thee, my King, my God. . 4 Happy, who in thy house reside,
Where thee they ever praise, 5 Happy, whose 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 springs and showers abound. 7 They journey on from strength to strength
With joy and gladsom cheer,
In Sion do appear.
O Jacob's God give ear,
Of thy anointed dear.
10 For one day in thy courts to be
Is better, and more blest,
A thousand days at best.
Had rather keep a door,
With sin for evermore.
Gives grace and glory bright,
Whose ways are just and right.
That man is truly blest,
And in thee only rest.
"The land to favour graciously
Thou hast not Lord been slack,
Returned Jacob back.
That wrought thy people woe,
Hast hid where none shall know.
And calmly didst return