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thee up out of Egypt, and had wells digged, vineyards, and wrought great provocations : olive-yards, and fruit-trees in

18 Yet thou in thy manifold abundance: so they did eat, and mercies forsookest them not in were filled, and became fat, and the wilderness: the pillar of the delighted themselves in thy cloud departed not from them great goodness. by day, to lead them in the way, T25 Nevertheless, they were neither the pillar of fire by night, disobedient, and rebelledagainst to shew them light, and the way thee, and cast thy law behind wherein they should go.

their backs, and slew thy pro19 Thou gavest also thy good phets, which testified against spirit to instruct them, and with them, to turn them to thee, and heldest not thy manna from they wrought great provocatheir mouth, and gavest them tions. water for their thirst.

26 Therefore thou deliveredst 20 Yea, forty years didst them into the hand of their enethou sustain them in the wil mies, who vexed them, and in derness, so that they lacked the time of their trouble, when nothing; their clothes waxed not they cried unto thee, thou heardold, and their feet swelled not. est them from heaven: and ac

21 Moreover, thou gavest cording to thy manifold mercies them kingdoms, and nations, thou gavest them saviours, who and didst divide them into cor saved them out of the hand of ners ; so they possessed the their enemies. land of Sihon, and the land of 27 But after they had rest, the king of Heshbon, and the they did evil again before thee : land of Og king of Bashan. therefore leftest thou them in

22 Their children also mul- the hands of their enemies, so tipliedst thou as the stars of that they had the dominion over heaven, and broughtest them them: yet when they returned, into the land concerning which and cried unto thee, thou heardthou hadst promised to their est them from heaven, and fathers that they should go in many times didst thou deliver to possess it..

them, according to thy mer23 So the children went in, cies : and possessed the land, and 28. And testifiedst against thou subduedst before them them, that thou mightest bring the inhabitants of the land, the them again unto thy law: yet Canaanites, and gavest them they dealt proudly, and hearkinto their hands, with their ened not unto thy commandkings, and the people of the ments, but sinned against thy land, that they might do with judgements, which if a man do, them as they would.

he shall live in them; and with24 And they took strong drew the shoulder, and hardencities, and a fat land, and pos- ed their neck, and would not sessed houses full of all goods; hear.

29 Yet many years didst thou good thereof, behold, we are forbear them, and testifiedst servants in it. against them by thy spirit in 36 And it yieldeth much inthy prophets : yet would they crease unto the kings whom not give ear: therefore gavest thou hast set over us because of thou them into the hand of the our sins : also they have domipeople of the lands.

nion over our bodies and over 30 Nevertheless, for thy great our cattle at their pleasure, and mercies' sake thou didst not we are in great distress. utterly consume them, nor for 37 And because of all this sake them ; for thou art a gra we make a sure covenant, and cious and merciful God. write it; and our princes, Le

131 Now, therefore, our God, vites, and priests seal unto it. the great, the mighty, and the terrible God, who keepest co LESSON CXXXVI. venant and mercy; let not all the trouble seem little before

Song of Moses. thee that hath come upon us, Then sang Moses and the chilon our kings, on our princes, dren of Israel this song unto the and on our priests, and on our Lord, and spake, saying, I will prophets, and on our fathers, sing unto the Lord, for he hath and on all thy people, since triumphed gloriously: the horse the time of the kings of Assy- and his rider hath he thrown inria unto this day.

to the sea. 32 Howbeit, thou art just in 2 The Lord is my strength all that is brought upon us : and song, and he is become my for thou hast done right, but we salvation : he is my God, and I have done wickedly.

will prepare him an habitation; 33 Neither have our kings, my father's God, and I will .exour princes, our priests, nor our alt him. fathers kept thy law, nor heark 3 The Lord is a man of war: ened unto thy commandments the Lord is his name. and thy testimonies, where 4 Pharaoh's chariots and his with thou didst testify against host hath he cast into the sea : them.

his chosen captains also are 34 For they have not served drowned in the Red sea. thee in their kingdom, and in 5 The depths have covered thy great goodness that thou them: they sank into the botgavest them, and in the large tom as a stone. and fat land which thou gavest 6 Thy right hand, O Lord, before them, neither turned is become glorious in power : they from their wicked works. thy right hand, O Lord, hath

35 Behold, we are servants dashed in pieces the enemy. this day, and for the land that 7 And in the greatness of thine thou gavest unto our fathers, to excellency thou hast overthrown eat the fruit thereof and the them that rose up against thee:

sea.

thou sentest forth thy wrath, pass over, O Lord, till the peowhich consumed them as stub- ple pass over, which thou hast ble.

purchased. 8 And with the blast of thy 17 Thou shalt bring them nostrils the waters were gather- in, and plant them in the mouned together, the floods stood up- tain of thine inheritance, in the right as an heap, and the depths place, O Lord, which thou hast were congealed in the heart of made for thee to dwell in, in the the sea.

sanctuary, O Lord, which thy 9 The enemy said, I will pur- hands have established. sue, I will overtake, I will di 18 The Lord shall reign for vide the spoil; my lust shall ever and ever. be satisfied upon them; I will 19 For the horse of Pharaoh draw my sword, my hand shall went in with his chariots and destroy them.

with his horsemen into the sea, 10 Thou didst blow with thy and the Lord brought again the wind, the sea covered them: waters of the sea upon them ; they sank as lead in the mighty but the children of Israel went waters,

on dry land in the midst of the 11 Who is like unto thee, O Lord, among the gods? who is ( 20 And Miriam the prolike thee, glorious in holiness, phetess, the sister of Aaron, fearful in praises, doing won took a timbrel in her hand ; ders?

and all the women went out 12 Thou stretchedst out thy after her with timbrels and with right hand, the earth swallowed dances. them.

21 And Miriam answered 13 Thou in thy mercy hast them, Sing ye to the Lord, for led forth the people which thou he hath triumphed gloriously; hast redeemed: thou hast guided the horse and his rider hath he them in thy strength unto thy thrown into the sea. holy habitation.

22 So Moses brought Israel 14 The people shall hear from the Red sea, and they went and be afraid : sorrow shall out into the wilderness. take hold on the inhabitants of Palestina.

LESSON CXXXVII. 15 Then the dukes of Edom shall be amazed ; the mighty

Second Song of Moses. men of Moab, trembling shall And Moses spake in the ears take hold upon them; all the of all the congregation of Israel inhabitants of Canaan shall melt the words of this song, until away.

they were ended. 16 Fear and dread shall fall

T2 Give ear,

O
ye

heavens ; upon them; by the greatness and I will speak: and hear, O of thine arm they shall be as earth, the words of my mouth. still as a stone; till thy people 3 My doctrine shall drop as

the rain : my speech shall distil 13 So the Lord alone did as the dew, as the small rain lead him, and there was no upon the tender herbs, and as strange god with him. the showers upon the grass.

14 He made him ride on the 4 Because I will publish the high places of the earth, that name of the Lord; ascribe ye he might eat the increase of greatness unto our God. the fields; and he made him to

5 He is the rock, his work suck honey out of the rock, and is perfect : for all his

ways are

oil out of the flinty rock; judgement: a God of truth, 15 Butter of kine, and milk and without iniquity, just and of sheep, with fat of lambs, and right is he.

rams of the breed of Bashan, and 6 They have corrupted them- goats, with the fat of kidneys selves, their spot is not the spot didst thou eat, and thou didst of his children: they are a per- drink the pure blood of the verse and crooked generation. grape.

7 Do ye thus requite the Lord, 16 But Jesurun waxed fat, O foolish people, and unwise ? and kicked : thou art waxen is not he thy father that hath fat, thou art grown thick, thou bought thee? hath he not made art covered with fatness: then thee, and established thee? he forsook God which made

18 Remember the days of him, and lightly esteemed the old, consider the

years of many Rock of his salvation. generations : ask thy father, and 17 They provoked him to he will shew thee; thy elders, jealousy with strange gods, with and they will tell thee.

abominations provoked they him 9 When the Most High di- to anger. vided to the nations their in 18 They sacrificed unto deheritance, when he separated vils, not to God: to gods whom the sons of Adam, he set the they knew not, to new gods bounds of the people, according that came newly up, whom your to the number of the children fathers feared not. of Israel.

19 Of the Rock that begat 10 For the Lord's portion is thee thou art unmindful, and his people: Jacob is the lot of hast forgotten God that formed his inheritance.

thee. 11 He found him in a desert 20 And when the Lord saw land, and in the waste howling it, he abhorred them, because wilderness : he led him about, of the provoking of his sons,

instructed him, he kept him and of his daughters. as the apple of his eye.

21 And he said, I will hide 12 As an eagle stirreth up my face from them, I will see her nest, fluttereth over her what their end shall be : for young, spreadeth abroad her they are a very froward genewings, taketh them, beareth ration, children in whom is no them on her wings;

faith.

of asps.

22 They have moved me to 31 How should one chase a jealousy with that which is not thousand, and two put ten thou: god, they have provoked me to sand to flight, except their Rock anger with their vanities : and had sold them, and the Lord had I will move them to jealousy shut them up ? with those which are not a peo

32 For their rock is not as ple, I will provoke them to an our Rock, even

our enemies ger

with a foolish nation. themselves being judges. 23 For a fire is kindled in 33 For their vine is of the mine anger, and shall burn unto vine of Sodom, and of the fields the lowest hell, and shall con of Gomorrah : their grapes are sume the earth with her in- grapes of gall, their clusters are crease, and set on fire the foun, bitter: dations of the mountains.

34 Their wine is the poison 24 I will heap mischiefs up- of dragons, and the cruel venom on them, I will spend mine arrows upon them.

35 Is not this laid up in store 25 They shall be burnt with with me, and sealed up among hunger and devoured with burn

my treasures ? ing heat and with bitter destruc 36 To me belongeth ven. tion: I will also send the teeth geance, and recompence; their of beasts upon them, with the foot shall slide in due time : for poison of serpents of the dust. the day of their calamity is at

26 The sword without, and hand, and the things that shall terror within, shall destroy both come upon them make haste. the young man and the virgin, 37 For the Lord shall judge the suckling also with the man his people, and repent himself of gray hairs.

for his servants; when he seeth 27 I said, I would scatter that their

power

is
gone,

and them into corners, I would make there is none shut up, or left. the remembrance of them to - 38 And he shall

say,

Where cease from among men; are their gods, their rock in

28 Were it not that I feared whom they trusted, the wrath of the enemy, lest 39 Which did eat the fat of their adversaries should behave their sacrifices, and drank the themselves strangely, and lest wine of their drink-offerings? they should say, Our hand is let them rise up and help you, high, and the Lord hath not and be your protection. done all this.

40 See now that I, even I, 29 For they are a nation void am he, and there is no God with of counsel, neither is there any me : I kill, and I make alive, understanding in them.

I wound, and I heal: neither is 930 O that they were wise, there any that can deliver out that they understood this, that of my hand. they would consider their latter 41 For I lift up my hand to end!

heaven, and say, I live for ever,

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