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whole heaven, and his light- 24 How thy garments are ning unto the ends of the warm, when he quieteth the earth.
earth by the south-wind? 11 After it a voice roareth ; 25 Hast thou with him spread he thundereth with the voice of out the sky, which is strong, his excellency.
and as a molten looking-glass? 12. God thundereth marvel- 26 And men see not the lously with his voice : great bright light which is in the things doeth he, which we can- clouds; but the wind passeth, not comprehend.
and cleanseth them. 13 For he saith to the snow, 27 Fair weather cometh out Be thou on the earth; likewise, of the north : with God is terri, to the small rain, and to the ble majesty. great rain of his strength.
28 Teach us what we shall 14 He sealeth up the hand say unto him; for we cannot of every man; that all men may order our speech by reason of know his work.
darkness. 15 Then the beasts go into 29 He frustrateth the tokens dens, and remain in their places. of the liars, and maketh diviners.
16 Out of the south cometh mad; he turneth wise men backthe whirlwind; and cold out of ward, and maketh knowledge the north.
foolish. 17 By the breath of God frost 30 Touching the Almighty, is given ; and the breadth of the we cannot find him out: he is waters is straitened.
excellent in power, and in judge18 Also by watering he wea- ment, and in plenty of justice : rieth the thick cloud; he scat- he will not afflict. tereth his bright cloud. 19 And it is turned round
LESSON XIX. about by his counsels; that they may do whatsoever he The Lord is high above all commandeth them upon the nations, and his glory above the face of the earth.
heavens. 20 He causeth it to come,
2 When he giveth quietwhether for correction, or for ness, who then can make trouhis land, or for mercy.
ble ? and when he hideth his 21 Hearken unto this : stand face, who then can behold him ? still, and consider the wondrous 3 Dominion and fear are works of God.
with him, he maketh peace in 22 Dost thou know when his high places. Is there any God disposed them, and caused number of his armies ? and upthe light of his cloud to shine ? on whom doth not his light
23 Dost thou know the ba- arise ? lancings of the clouds, the won- 4 Behold, he taketh away, drous works of him which is who can hinder him ? who will perfect in knowledge ? say unto him, What doest thou? 5 He is wise in heart, and Israel, and his strength is in the mighty in strength : who hath clouds. hardened himself against Him, 18 O God, thou art terrible and hath prospered?
out of thy holy places : the 6 Which removeth the God of Israel is he that giveth mountains, and they know not; strength and power unto his which overturneth them in his people. Blessed be God. anger :
19 Who hath wrought and 7 Which shaketh the earth done it, calling the generations out of her place, and the pillars from the beginning? I the Lord thereof tremble:
the first, and the last; I am He. 8 Which commandeth the The isles saw it, and feared; the sun, and it riseth not; and seal- ends of the earth were afraid. eth up the stars :
20 At the noise of the tu. 9 Which doeth great things mult the people fled: at the past finding out; yea, and won- lifting up of thyself the nations ders without number.
are scattered. 10 The pillars of heaven 21 Woe to the multitude of tremble, and are astonished at many people, which make a his reproof.
noise like the noise of the seas: 11 He divideth the sea with and to the rushing of nations, his power, and by his under- that make a rushing like the standing he smiteth through the rushing of mighty waters. proud.
22 The nations shall rush 12 By his spirit he hath gar- like the rushing of many wanished the heavens: his hand ters: but God shall rebuke hath formed the crooked ser- them, and they shall flee far off, pent.
and shall be chased as the chaff 13 Lo, these are parts of his of the mountains before the ways : but how little a portion wind, and like a rolling thing is heard of him? but the thun, before the whirlwind. der of his power who can un- 23 He saith to the deep, Be derstand ?
dry, and I will dry up thy rivers. 14 Who can utter the T 24 O Lord, thou art great, mighty acts of the Lord? who and thy name is great in might. can shew forth all his praise ? 25 Who would not fear thee,
15 Sing unto God, ye king. O King of nations ? for to thee doms of the earth; O sing doth it appertain : forasmuch praises unto the Lord.
as among all the wise men of: 16 To him that rideth upon the nations, and in all their the heavens of heavens which kingdoms, there is none like were of old; Lo, he doth send unto thee. out his voice, and that a mighty 26 He shall cut off the spirit voice.
of princes : he is terrible to the 17 Ascribe ye strength unto kings of the earth. God; his excellency is over
word: for the day of the Lord
is great and very terrible; and O LORD, thou art my God; I who can abide it? will exalt thee, I will praise thy 9 Hear, all ye people; hearkname : for thou hast done won- en, O earth, and all that therederful things; thy counsels of in is : and let the Lord God be old are faithfulness and truth. witness against you, the Lord
2 For thou hast made of a from his holy temple. city an heap; of a defenced city, 10 For behold, the Lord coma ruin ; a palace of strangers, eth forth out of his place, and to be no city : it shall never be will come down, and tread upon built.
the high places of the earth. 3 Therefore shall the strong 11 And the mountains shall people glorify thee, the city of be molten under him, and the the terrible nations shall fear valleys shall be cleft; as wax thee.
before the fire, and as the wa4 For thou hast been ters that are poured down a strength to the poor, a strength steep place. to the needy in his distress, a 12 The Lord is in his holy refuge from the storm, a shadow temple : let all the earth keep from the heat, when the blast silence before him. of the terrible ones is as a storm 13 O Lord, I have heard thy against the wall.
speech, and was afraid: O Lord, 5 Thou shalt bring down revive thy work in the midst of the noise of strangers, as the the years, in the midst of the heat in a dry place: even the years make known: in wrath heat with the shadow of a cloud;
remember mercy. the branch of the terrible ones 14 God came from Teman, shall be brought low.
and the Holy One from mount 6 And the Lord shall cause Param. His glory covered the his glorious voice to be heard, heavens, and the earth was full and shall shew the lighting- of his praise, and his brightness down of his arm, with the in- was as the light; before him dignation of his anger, and with went the pestilence, and burnthe flame of a devouring fire, ing coals went forth at his with scattering, and tempest, feet. and hail-stones.
15 He stood, and measured 7 The earth shall quake be- the earth : he beheld, and drove fore him, the heavens shall asunder the nations; and the tremble : the sun and the moon everlasting mountains were scatshall be dark, and the stars tered, the perpetual hills did shall withdraw their shining : bow: his ways are everlasting.
8 And the Lord shall utter 16 Was the Lord displeased his voice before his army: for against the rivers ? was thine his camp
is very great: for he anger against the rivers ? was is strong that executeth his thy wrath against the sea, that
thou didst ride upon thine horses 26 One generation shall and thy chariots of salvation ? praise thy works to another,
17 Thy bow was made quite and shall declare thy mighty naked. Thou didst cleave the acts. earth with rivers.
27 I will speak of the glo18 The mountains saw thee, rious honour of thy majesty,. and they trembled: the over- and of thy wondrous works. flowing of the water passed by: 28 And men shall speak of the deep uttered his voice, and the might of thy terrible acts;
his hands on high. and I will declare thy greatness. 19 The sun and moon stood 29 They shall abundantly utstill in their habitation : at the ter the memory of thy great light of thine arrows they went, goodness, and shall sing of thy and at the shining of thy glit- righteousness. tering spear.
30 All thy works shall praise 20 Thou didst walk through thee, O Lord ; and thy saints the sea with thine horses, shall bless thee. They shall through the heap of great wa- speak of the glory of thy kingters.
dom, and talk of thy power; to 21 The Lord hath his way in make known to the sons of men the whirlwind, and in the storm; his mighty acts, and the glorious and the clouds are the dust of majesty of his kingdom. his feet. He rebuketh the sea 31 O Lord God of hosts, who and maketh it dry, and drieth up is a strong lord like unto thee ! all the rivers. The mountains or to thy faithfulness round quake at him and the hills melt, about thee ! and the earth is burned at his 32 Art thou not it which presence, yea, the world and all hath dried the sea, the waters of that dwell therein.
the great deep; that hath made 22 The Lord reigneth, he is the depths of the sea a way for clothed with majesty ; the Lord the ransomed to pass over ? is clothed with strength, where- 33 Thou rulest the raging of with he hath girded himself: the sea : when the waves therethe world also is stablished that of arise, thou stillest them. it cannot be moved.
34 For who in the heaven 23 The floods have lifted up, can be compared unto the Lord! O Lord, the floods have lifted who among the sons of the up their voice ; the floods lift mighty can be likened unto the up their waves.
Lord! 24 The Lord on high is T 35 The Lord reigneth : let mightier than the noise of many the earth rejoice: let the mulwaters, yea, than the mighty titude of isles be glad thereof. waves of the sea.
36 Clouds and darkness are 25 Great is the Lord, and round about him: righteousness greatly to be praised, and his and judgement are the habitagreatness is unsearchable. tion of his throne.
37 A fire goeth before him, 41 They shall speak of the and burneth up his enemies glory of thy kingdom, and talk round about.
of thy power: To make known 38 His lightnings enlightened to the sons of men his mighty the world : the earth saw, and acts, and the glorious majesty trembled.
of his kingdom. 39 The hills melted like wax 42 Blessed be the Lord God, at the presence of the Lord, at the God of Israel, who only the
présence of the Lord of the doeth wondrous things. And whole earth.
blessed be his glorious name for 40 The heavens declare his ever: and let the whole earth be righteousness, and all the peo- filled with his glory. Amen, ple see his glory.
SECTION VI.—God eternal and unchangeable.
as the sun and moon endure,
throughout all generations. LORD, thou hast been our dwell- 8 Thy throne is established ing-place in all generations. of old; thou art from everlasting.
2 Before the mountains were 9 For a thousand years in brought forth, or ever thou hadst thy sight are but as yesterday formed the earth and the world; when it is past, and as a watch even from everlasting to ever
in the night. lasting, thou art God.
10 Thou, Lord, art most high 3 Of old hast thou laid the for evermore: thy years are foundation of the earth; and the throughout all generations. heavens are the work of thy 11 Thou, O Lord, shalt en. hands.
dure for ever, and thy remem4 They shall perish, but thou brance unto all generations. shalt endure: yea, all of them 12 Thy word is true from the shall wax old like a garment; beginning; and every one of thy as a vesture shalt thou change righteous judgements endureth them, and they shall be for ever. changed:
13 Thy throne, O God, is for 5 But thou art the same, and ever and ever: the sceptre of thy thy years shall have no end. kingdom is a right sceptre. Thy kingdom is an everlasting 14 For ever, O Lord, thy kingdom, and thy dominion en- word is settled in heaven. dureth throughout all genera- 15 Thy faithfulness is unto tions.
all generations: thou hast esta6 The children of thy servants blished the earth, and it abideth. shall continue, and their seed 16 They continue this day shall be established before thee. according to thine ordinances:
7 They shall fear thee as long for all are thy servants.