27:4. Give them according to their works, and according to the wickedness of their inventions. According to the works of their hands give thou to them: render to them their reward.
27:5. Because they have not understood the works of the Lord, and the operations of his hands: thou shalt destroy them, and shalt not build them up.
27:6. Blessed be the Lord, for he hath heard the voice of my supplication.
27:7. The Lord is my helper andmy protector: in him hath my heart confided, and I have been helped. And my flesh hath flourished again, and with my will I will give praise to him.
27:8. The Lord is the strength of his people, and the protector of the salvation of his anointed.
27:9. Save, O Lord, thy people, and bless thy inheritance: and rule them and exalt them for ever.
Psalms Chapter 28
An invitation to glorify God, with a commemoration of his mighty works.
28:1. A psalm for David, at the finishing of the tabernacle. Bring to the Lord, O ye children of God: bring to the Lord the offspring of rams.
28:2. Bring to the Lord glory and honour: bring to the Lord glory to his name: adore ye the Lord in his holy court.
28:3. The voice of the Lord is upon the waters; the God of majesty hath thundered, The Lord is upon many waters.
28:4. The voice of the Lord is in power; the voice of the Lord in magnificence.
28:5. The voice of the Lord breaketh the cedars: yea, the Lord shall break the cedars of Libanus.
28:6. And shall reduce them to pieces, as a calf of Libanus, and as the beloved son of unicorns.
Shall reduce them to pieces, etc... In Hebrew, shall make them to skip like a calf. The psalmist here describes the effects of thunder (which he calls the voice of the Lord) which sometimes breaks down the tallest and strongest trees; and makes their broken branches skip, etc. All this is to be understood mystically of the powerful voice of God's word in his church; which has broken the pride of the great ones of this world, and brought many of them meekly and joyfully to submit their necks to the sweet yoke of Christ.
28:7. The voice of the Lord divideth the flame of fire:
28:8. The voice of the Lord shaketh the desert: and the Lord shall shake the desert of Cades.
28:9. The voice of the Lord prepareth the stags: and he will discover the thick woods: and in his temple all shall speak his glory.
28:10. The Lord maketh the flood to dwell: and the Lord shall sit king for ever. The Lord will give strength to his people: the Lord will bless his people with peace.
Psalms Chapter 29
Exaltabo te, Domine.
David praiseth God for his deliverance, and his merciful dealings with him.
29:1. A psalm of a canticle, at the dedication of David's house.
29:2. I will extol thee, O Lord, for thou hast upheld me: and hast not made my enemies to rejoice over me.
29:3. O Lord my God, I have cried to thee, and thou hast healed me.
29:4. Thou hast brought forth, O Lord, my soul from hell: thou hast saved me from them that go down into the pit.
29:5. Sing to the Lord, O ye his saints: and give praise to the memory of his holiness.
29:6. For wrath is in his indignation; and life in his good will. In the evening weeping shall have place, and in the morning gladness.
29:7. And in my abundance I said: I shall never be moved.
29:8. O Lord, in thy favour, thou gavest strength to my beauty. Thou turnedst away thy face from me, and I became troubled.
29:9. To thee, O Lord, will I cry: and I will make supplication to my God.
29:10. What profit is there in my blood, whilst I go down to corruption?
Shall dust confess to thee, or declare thy truth?
29:11. The Lord hath heard, and hath had mercy on me: the Lord became my helper.
29:12. Thou hast turned for me my mourning into joy: thou hast cut my sackcloth, and hast compassed me with gladness:
29:13. To the end that my glory may sing to thee, and I may not regret: O Lord my God, I will give praise to thee for ever.
Psalms Chapter 30
In te, Domine, speravi.
A prayer of a just man under affliction.
30:1. Unto the end, a psalm for David, in an ecstasy.
30:2. In thee, O Lord, have I hoped, let me never be confounded: deliver me in thy justice.
30:3. Bow down thy ear to me: make haste to deliver me. Be thou unto me a God, a protector, and a house of refuge, to save me.
30:4. For thou art my strength and my refuge; and for thy name's sake thou wilt lead me, and nourish me.
30:5. Thou wilt bring me out of this snare, which they have hidden for me: for thou art my protector.
30:6. Into thy hands I commend my spirit: thou hast redeemed me, O Lord, the God of truth.
30:7. Thou hast hated them that regard vanities, to no purpose. But I have hoped in the Lord:
30:8. I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy. For thou hast regarded my humility, thou hast saved my soul out of distresses.
30:9. And thou hast not shut me up in the hands of the enemy: thou hast set my feet in a spacious place.
30:10. Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I am afflicted: my eye is troubled with wrath, my soul, and my belly: