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In which, Salvation by David, the Type of the
With Strictures on Ainfworth, Calmet, Vitringa,
In hoc Pfalmo tot fermè fcopuli, tot Labyrinthi,
De Muis in finem Comment. in hunc Pfalmum.
Matt. 23. Be not ye called Rabbi: for one is
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101. e. 109.
HE character and Pfalms of this royal prophet, David, have been much of late infulted and mocked on account of the curfes, and imprecations of judgments on the heads of his enemies. Voltaire in particular has emptied the shaft of his envenomed arrows against him, and triumphs with a petulant malignity of wit and sarcasm for thofe paffages in the Pfalms, which declare only the law of retaliation, of evil for evil; of meting out to the cruel and unmerciful, to the blood-thirsty and inhuman, an adequate measure of just vengeance; beyond which, the wrath of God in his own theocracy, as judge and avenger, never extended; nor ever infinuated any further feverity, than to make the ftubborn and obftinate finners fee their wicked deeds, falling back upon their own heads; and that the pits, and fnares, which they had digged for others, hould catch their own feet. What man of fober