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PS. XII:1-8

4 We will not hide them from

their children, shewing to the gen1 Help, Lord; for the godly man eration to come the praises of the ceaseth; for the faithful fail from Lord, and his strength, and his among the children of men.

wonderful works that he hath 2 They speak vanity every one done. with his neighbour: with flatter

5 For he established a testimony ing lips and with a double heart

in Jacob, and appointed a law in do they speak. 3 The LORD shall cut off all fathers, that they should make

Israel, which he commanded our flattering lips, and the tongue that them known to their children: speaketh proud things:

6 That the generation to come 4 Who have said, With our might know them, even the chiltongue will we prevail; our lips dren which should be born: who are our own: who is lord over us? should arise and declare them to

5 For the oppression of the poor, their children: for the sighing of the needy, now

7 That they might set their hope will I arise, saith the LORD; will set him in safety from him that in God, and not forget the work puffeth at him.

of God, but keep his command

ments: 6 The words of the Lord are

8 And might not be as their pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven

fathers, a stubborn and rebellious

generation; a generation that set times.

7 Thou shalt keep them, O Lord, not their heart aright, and whose thou shalt preserve

them from this spirit was not steadfast with God. generation for ever.

9 The children of Ephraim, be8 The wicked walk on every ing armed, and carrying bows, side, when the vilest men are ex

turned back in the day of battle. alted.

10 They kept not the covenant

of God, and refused to walk in his PS. LXXVIII:1-72

law; 1 Give ear, O my people, to my

11 And forgat his works, and his law: incline your ears to the words wonders that he had shewed them. of my mouth.

12 Marvellous things did he in 21 will open my mouth in a the sight of their fathers, in the parable: I will utter dark sayings land of Egypt, in the field of Zoan. of old:

13 He divided the sea, and 3 Which we have heard and caused them to pass through; and known, and our fathers have told he made the waters to stand as an us.


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14 In the daytime also he led power he brought in the south them with a cloud, and all the wind. night with a light of fire.

27 He rained flesh also upon 15 He clave the rocks in the them as dust, and feathered fowls wilderness, and gave them drink like as the sand of the sea: as out of the great depths.

28 And he let it fall in the midst 16 He brought streams also out

of their camp, round about their of the rock, and caused waters to

habitations. run down like rivers.

29 So they did eat, and were 17 And they sinned yet more

well filled: for he gave them their against him by provoking the own desire.

30 They were not estranged Most High in the wilderness.

from their lust: but while their 18 And they tempted "God in meat was yet in their mouths, their heart by asking meat for

31 The wrath of God came upon their lust.

them, and slew the fattest of them, 19 Yea, they spake against God;

and smote down the chosen men of they said, Can God furnish a table

Israel. in the wilderness?

32 For all this they sinned still. 20 Behold, he smote the rock, that the waters gushed out, and the and believed not for his wondrous

works. streams overflowed; can he give bread also? can he provide flesh

33 Therefore their days did he for his people?

consume in vanity, and their years 21 Therefore the LORD heard

in trouble. this, and was wroth: so a fire was

34 When he slew them, then kindled against Jacob, and anger turned and enquired early after

they sought him: and they realso came up against Israel ;

God. 22 Because they believed not in God, and trusted not in his salva

35 And they remembered that tion:

God was their Rock, and the high

God their Redeemer. 23 Though he had commanded the clouds from above, and opened him with their mouth, and they

36 Nevertheless they did flatter the doors of heaven, 24 And had rained down manna

lied unto him with their tongues.

37 For their heart was not right upon them to eat, and had given them of the corn of heaven.

with him, neither were they stead25 Man did eat angels' food: he fast in his covenant. sent them meat to the full.

38 But he, being full of compas26 He caused an east wind to sion, forgave their iniquity, and blow in the heaven: and by his destroyed them not: yea, many a

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