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P. 247. Ps. viii. This psalm, though || ~ self as in his sight-considered him as written upon David's victory over Goliah, l “ looking upon me.” probably looks forward prophetically to 1 P. 254. Ps. xvi. 9. “God.” Hebr. an event, of which that might be a type, « Jehovah " our Saviour's victory over Satan, and his - " P. 254. Ps. xvi. 10. “ rest," i. e. “ in future power and glory. Mr. Mede has " the grave." a learned discourse upon it, B. i. Disc. 9. P. 254. Ps. xvi. 10. “ in hope,” i. e. fol. ed. p. 36.
“ the hope of being quickly raised." P.247. Ps.viji.3.“ For I will consider," P. 254. Ps. xvi. 11. “hell.” Not the rather “ when I consider.” It is so in place of torment, but “ the place where B. T.
“ nothing can be seen, the grave," anP. 247. Ps. viii. 5. “ Thou, &c." In swering to the Greek word “ädrs." See answer to the question in v. 4. the Parkh. Hebr. Dict. 709. and ante addit. psalmist bursts forth into extacy upon note at p. 9. looking forward to him, who was in future P.255. Ps. xvii. 2. “from thy presence," times to be made man, but was to be because then it must be just. crowned with glory and worship.
P. 261. Ps. xix. 2. The literal rendering P. 247. Ps. viii. 5. “ To crown him," seems to be, “ Day unto day uttereth i. e. “in order to crown him for that “ speech, and night unto night uttereth 66 purpose."
“ knowledge," and the meaning is, there P. 247. Ps. viii. 1. 9. “ Lord Gover. is no day or night which does not supply “ nor." Hebr. “ Jehovah Adon.”
to that which follows it, proofs of God's P. 248. Ps. ix. 6. “O, &c.” rather, glory and handywork. “ thine enemies are utterly destroyed : P. 262. Ps. xx. 9. The literal rendering ** they are become an everlasting desola seems to be, “ O Lord, save the king, “ tion : thou hast overthrown their cities : “ hear us when we call upon thee.” « Of “ their memorial (i. e. every trace and heaven," is not in the Hebrew. « remembrance of them) is perished for P. 265. Ps. xxii. 16. « layeth siege,'' « ever." See Jerome and Edwards. verified when the chief priests and elders
P. 248. Ps. ix. 10. “ thy Name.” How took counsel against Jesus, to put him to spirited is this sudden address to God? death. See Matt. xxvi. 8. 15. 59.--Matt. · P. 249. Ps. x. 15. “ beholdest, &c.” xxvii. 1.-Mark xiv. 1.–Mark xv. 1.i. e. “ there is no ungodliness or wrong Luke xxii. 2. ** thou dost not see.”
P. 267. Ps. xxii. 28. “ The kingdom, P. 250. Ps. xi. 3. “ will be," rather " &c.". i. e. perhaps, in the times to which « are;” and read " what can the righteous the psalm looks forward, “ it shall be the « do ?”
“ Lord alone that shall have any kingP. 253. Ps. xvi. The more general “ dom, it is he alone that shall be goveropinion is that David speaks throughout “ por among the people;" because, in the this psalm in the person of Christ. In language of Rev. i. 16. “ The kingdoms v. 11. this must be the case, and if so, it “ of this world shall have become the is probably the case throughout. See “ kingdoms of our Lord and of his Pole's Synopsis.-Hales's Dissertations, « Christ." 22 to 37.
P. 267. Ps. xxii. 30. “ No man, &c." P. 253. Ps. xvi. 2. “My goods, &c." i. e. (perhaps) ~ it is only by the means i.e. (probably) “ my goods in sacrifice or “ God has prescribed, and to which this “otherwise (or my goodness, B.T.) can be “ psalm refers, viz. the passion and me“of oo benefit to thee. What you require « diation of the Messiah, that any man's “is not for your benefit, but for man's • soul can be quickened.” . "good.” Job has the same idea, Job xxxv. P. 267. Ps. xxii. 3). “ My seed,” i. e. 7. “ If thou be righteous, what givest (perhaps) “ the church of Christ,” the “ thou him? or what receiveth he of thy professors of christianity. See Ps. lxxxix. “ hand ?" And it is well expressed by || 30. and the note there. Chrysostom on 1.Tim. Hom. 16. “If I be P. 268. Ps. xxiv. 2. “ upon” twice, “ just, what does God gain, or if I be rather “ against,” referring to the boun“ wicked, what does he lose ?"
daries of land and sea. ' P. 254. Ps. xvi. 6. 8. " The Lord.” P. 276. Ps. xxxi. 6. “ commend, &c." Hebr. “ Jehovah." ;
Bishop Horne's observation upon our P. 254. Ps. xvi. 9. “ set God, &c." Saviour's quotations from the Psalms in i. e. (perhaps) " always considered my- his latest monients, is this, “ Thus he,
“ who spake as never man spake, chose “ to conclude his life, to solace himself in “ his greatest agony, and at last to breathe “ out his soul in the psalmist's form of “ words rather than his own." No inconsiderable proof, that the psalmis deserve from us the most lively and accurate attention. * P. 281. Ps. xxxiv. 19. 21. “ the righteous “ the just one,” meaning the Messiah. See Middl. on Gr. Art. 392, 3. Kennic. Hebr. Bible, Dissert. Gen. s. 65. p. 29. and Dodson's Isaiah 168. note. And if this be right, the quotation, John xix. 36. “ a bone of him shall not be broken,” will refer to verse 20, and verse 21 will intimate the punishment upon his, i. e. Christ's, opposers.
P. 281. Ps. xxxv. may be considered as spoken in the person of the Messiah, of whom David was a type, to intimate prophetically that what is here said would be suitable to the condition of the Messiah. See the next note.
P. 283. Ps. xxxv. 19. “ bate me, &e." It is to this passage our Saviour is supposed to have alluded, John xv. 25. when he imputes the hatred and persecution he experienced to this, “ that the “ word might be fulfilled that is written “ in their law, “ they hated me without * a cause.
P. 295. Ps. xlv. The language, in many parts, sounds far too high for Soloinon, and in some, particularly verse 7, would in no sense apply to him: And if any part apply exclusively to the Messiah, it would be strange if the whole had not the same application. See Hales's 9th Dissertation, p. 301.
P. 297. Verse 11. " forget, &c." This might mean, with reference to the Jews, that they were to lay aside their peculiar ritual and ceremonies, which separated them from all other nations; and with reference to others, that they must give up all attachments which opposed their duty: that in the language of our Saviour, Matt. x. 37. he that should love father or mother more than him, would not be worthy of him.
P. 297. Ps. xly. 7. 8. “ God." Hebr. Elohim.
P. 297. Ps. xlv. 12. “ Thy Lord God ;" omit “ God.” It is not in the original, the original is “ Adoni” only.
P. 297. Ps. xlv. 13. “ The daughter of “ Tyre," i.e. (perhaps) “ the greatest " Gentile nations."
P.297. Ps.xlv. 14. “glorious within,"
i.e. (probably) “ endowed with all intei “ nal graces : graces of the mind."
P. 297. Ps. xlv. 14. “ is," i.e. (proba bly) “ must be,” this will be required.
P. 300. Ps. xlviii. is also probably pro phetical : taking occasion from one God's interpositions, to look forward t that pre-eminent deliverance, the demption by Christ, and signifying before hand the opposition it should experience the discomfiture of its opponents, and the success and triumphs of its adherents Jerome evidently so considers it. The strength of Sion may be considered as intimating the strength of Christ's church, founded on that rock against which the gates of hell shall not prevail.
P. 302. Ps. l. “ The noblest prophecy “ (according to Dr. Hales) of the general “ resurrection, both of the good and of “ the wicked, to be found in the Old « Testament !” and he has given a new translation of it, Hales's Signs, 56. St. Jerome considers it as referring to the general judgment. It probably looks forward also to the Messiah, and by the address it supposes him to make, intimates beforehand the nature of his religion, the requisites he would expect, and the vengeance he would inflict.
P. 304. Ps. 1. 21, 22, 23. “I” and me" i. e. “ the Son of God,” called in verse 1.
“ The Lord (Hebr. Jehovah ) even the most mighty God," to whom the Father hath committed all judgment, that all men should honour the Son even as they honour the Father, John v. 22, 23. See Hales's Signs, 57. Hales's Trinity, 234, 5.
Verse 22, 23. “God”ie. “the Father.” Hales's Signs, 57. Hales's Trinity, 234, 5.
P. 321. Ps. Ixviii. Probably had in view the times of the Messiah.
P. 321. Ps. lxviii. 4. “As it were upon an borse.” This is an addition : it is not in the original.
P.321. Ps. lxviii. 4. “Jah." See some admirable observations on the primitive names of the Deity, in Dr. Hales's Dissertations.
P. 323. Ps. lxviii. 18. “on high," i.e. “ into Heaven," alluding probably to our Saviour's ascension.
P. 323. Ps. lxviii. 18. “ led captivity
captive," i. e. (perhaps) overcome the powers of darkness, bruised the serpent's head, and gained the victory over sin, death, and satan : having subdued and made captive those who would put all mankind under captivity.
P. 323. “ received gifts, &c." i.e. (per- || or splendid can be written; and that no haps) “ been the means by which gifts have poem can be compared to it. Dr. Hales * been conferred upon man ;” referring considers it as prophetical, applying to possibly to all the benefits of Christ's death. the Messiah ; and Bp. Lowth thinks it The passage, Eph. iv. 8, shews that the refers to some greater personage than it psalm referred to the Messiah. See Bel names. This is made highly probable by larm. de Christo, lib. 1. c. 4. p. 282. verse 11. and by the reference to it upon
P. 323. Ps: Ixvüi. 18.' “ that, &c." our Saviour's temptation That by turning the hearts of the disobe. P. 360. Ps. xci. 1. “abide;" without dient (God's enemies) to the wisdom of the risk of annoyance or removal. the just, the dispositions of man might be P. 360. Ps. xci. 2. “I will say," or so improved, that God himself might be " saying," so as to be able to say : making considered as dwelling amongst them. it the speech of those who dwell under See John xiv. 17. 23.
God's defence. In several of Dr. KenniP. 325. Ps. Lxviï. 32. “ Kingdoms of cot's MSS. the participle is used: not the the earth," i. e. “ the Gentiles :” such as first future. were without the true worship or know P. 360. Ps. xci. 7. “it," i.e.“ the de. ledge of God: referring to the times “struction by which others fall.” i when, according to Rev. xi. 15. “ The P. 361, Ps. xci. 13. “ The lion and “ kingdoms of this world should become “adder, &c;" put perhaps figuratively for “ the kingdoms of the Lord, and of his “ all the powers of darkness ;" and in“ Christ."
cluding the dragon, that old serpent, P. 327. Ps. lxix. 23. “The things, &c.” “ which is the Devil. Rev. xx. 2.” The How fully was this accomplished by our object probably is, to foretell the bruising Saviour's coming, and the subsequent de of the tempter's head, and the spiritual struction of Jerusalem ? His coming, success of Christ. which should have proved the blessing of P. 364. Ps. xcvi. By common consent the nation, proved its ruin!
of Jews and Christians, this psalm is apP. 327. `Ps. lxix. 27. ".smitten and | plied to the times of the Messiah. Doyà " wounded.” Not perceiving that, with ley and Mant's Notes. reference to the Messiah, it was for man's 'P. 364. Ps. xcvi. 4. “ worthily," i. e. transgressions he was wounded, for man's « as much as he deserves.” iniquities he was bruised, and that with Il P. 365. Ps. xcvii. Many commentators his stripes we are healed. Is. liii. 5. consider this psalm as applying to the
P.328. Ps. Ixix. 35. “ Save Sion, &c.” Messiah ; and if it be to verse 7. that This and the following verse refer pro
Hebr. i. 6. reférs, that is a decisive aubably to times not yet arrived; when, thority that it does. In this view it looks after the fulness of the Gentiles shall forward to the spiritual reign of Christ, have come in, the Jews also shall be con who should overthrow the idolatry of the verted to Christianity, and all Israel shall heathen, put down his enemies, and make be saved. See Rom. xi. 25, 26. Rev. i. 7. the spiritual daughters of Judah be glad,
P. 347. Ps. Ixxxi. 5. “ in Joseph," i.e. because of his judgments. See Travell, "amongst Joseph's people, the Israel and Doyley and Mant. “ites."
P. 370. Ps. cii. 16, 17. Instead of the P. 347. Ps. Ixxxi. 5. “A testimony of | first " when” read “ for”, and omit the their deliverance: of the wonders he had second " when" in verse 16. and that in wrought on their behalf.
verse 17. Read also “ he shall turn." P. 355. Ps. lxxxix. This psalm is per and “despise”. So Jerome and Hebr. haps wholly prophetical, looking forward P.370. Ps.cii. 25. “Thou Lord, &c.” solely to the Messiah ; and intimating, in In Hebr. i. 10. (ante 38.) this verse is the last sixteen verses, his humiliation, considered as spoken of the second perand the indignities he should suffer.
son in the Trinity, “ the Son of God.” P. 355. Ps. lxxxix. 2. “ for ever." Not The word “ Lord” is not in our copies for a time only, but throughout all gene of the Hebrew. rations.
P. 370. Ps. cii. 27. “ the same," i. e, P. 355. Ps. lxxxix. 2. “in” or “as ;" “ subject to no change.” The word in as fixed and permanent as the heavens the Hebrew is what is generally translated themselves.
“ He,” which is one of the divine names, P. 360. Ps. xci. It is said of this psalm and signifies permanent existence. It is (Pole's Synopsis), that nothing more solid so used Deuter. xxxii. 39.—Is. xliii. 10.13.
--Is. xlviii. 12.See Parkh. Hebr. Lexi
P: 384. Ps. cx. 1. “ The Lord,” i. e. “ God the Father.” Hebr. “ Jehovah."
P. 384. Ps. cx. 1. • My Lord,” i. e. “ the Messiah.” Hebr. “ Adonai.” See ante 12. additional note on Ps. ii. 4.
P. 385. Ps. cx.2.4. “ The Lord;" j. e. “God the Father.” Hebr.“ Jehovah.”
P.385. Ps.cx. 2.“rod” or “sceptre,” the symbol of royalty.
P. 385. Ps. "cx. 3. “ the people,” i. e. (probably) “ the Gentiles.”
P.385. Ps. cx. 4. “ of Melchisedeck," not of Aaron, whose priesthood originated from - the Mosaic institutions and would end with them, and was confined to the Israelites,—but of Melchisedeck, who was long before Aaron's time, being contemporary with Abraham. See Gen. xiv. 18.19. The meaning probably is, “ Thou shalt be "a priest, not for a limited time, as the “ priests of the order of Aaron, but for “ ever ; not for one nation only, but for “every people and language that shall “ look up to thee. And as it belonged to “ the priest's office to offer sacrifice, and “ to intercede for and bless the people, Fr thou shalt offer up for them an all-suf
“ ficient sacrifice, thou shalt make inte “ cession for them to the end of timi "and shalt confer upon them God
P. 385. Ps.cx.5. “ The Lord upon th " right hand,” i. e.“ the Messiah" place at the hand of God the Father by th order in verse 1. Hebr. “ Adonai.”
P. 392. Ps. cxvii. is considered by Bi shop Patrick as prophetical of the joy the coming of the Messiah should produce.
P. 392. Ps. cxviii. is supposed to have been written by David, and to refer pro phetically to the Messiah.
P. 424. Ps. cxlvi. 3. “ Thoughts," i. e.
earthly plans and devices : whatever he “ had been contriving :" not that he will not hereafter have thoughts and other operations of the mind, but that wbatever in this world he had been setting his mind upon, would be lost to him for
P. 424. Ps. cxlvii. It is supposed that this and the two following psalms were sung on the dedication of the second temple. They are called in the Septuagint “ The psalms of Haggai and Zechariah,” and might have been written by them for that occasion. 1 Prid. Conn. 191,
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VV turneth away from his | Father; and will say unto him, wickedness that he hath com Father, I have sinned against mitted, and doeth that which is heaven, and before thee, and am lawful and right, he shall save no more worthy to be called thy his soul alive. Ezekiel xviii. 27. son. Luke xv. 18, 19.
I acknowledge my transgres Enter not into judgment with sions, and my sin is ever before thy servant, O Lord: for in thy me. Psalm li. 3.
sight shall no man living be justiHide thy face from my sins, fied. Psalm cxliii. 2. and blot out all mine iniquities. If we say that we have no sin, Psalm li. 9.
we deceive ourselves, and the The sacrifices of God are a truth is not in us: But if we conbroken spirit : a broken and a fess our sins, He is faithful and contrite heart, O God, thou wilt just to forgive us our sins, and not despise. Psalm li. 17. to cleanse us from all unrighte
Rend your heart, and not your ousness. John i. 8, 9. garments, and turn unto the Lord your God : for he is gracious and DEARLY beloved brethren, the merciful, slow to anger, and of Scripture moveth us in sundry great kindness, and repenteth him places to acknowledge and conof the evil. Joel ii. 13.
fess our manifold sins and wickedTo the Lord our God belong ness; and that we should not mercies and forgivenesses, though dissemble nor cloke them before we have rebelled against him; the face of Almighty God our neither (a) have we obeyed the heavenly Father ; but confess voice of the Lord our God, to them with an humble, lowly, walk in his laws, which he set be penitent, and obedient heart; to fore us. Dan. ix. 9, 10.
the end that we may obtain forO Lord, correct me, but with giveness of the same, by his judgement: not in thine anger, infinite goodness and mercy. lest thou bring me to nothing. And although we ought at all Jer. x. 24. Psalm vi. 1.
times humbly to acknowledge Repent ye: for the kingdom our sins before God, yet ought of heaven is at hand. Matt. iü. 2. || we most chiefly so to do when
(a) “ neither have we" i. e. “ and have not."