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(William Wake and Solomon Caesar Malan version)

8. 1  
FOR Christ is theirs who are humble, and not who exalt themselves over his flock. The sceptre of the majesty of God, our Lord Jesus Christ, came not in the [*119:14] shew of pride and arrogance, [*119:15] though he could have done so; but with humility as the Holy Ghost had before spoken concerning him.
8. 2  
For thus he saith, Lord, [*119:16] who hath believed our report, and to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed? For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground.
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He hath no form or comeliness, and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.
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He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief.
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And we hid, as it were, our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
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Surely he hath born our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
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But he was wounded for our transgressions; he was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
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All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way, and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.
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He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter; and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.
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He was taken from prison, and from judgment; and who shall declare his generation? For he was cut off out of the land of the living, for the transgressions of my people was he stricken.
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And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth.
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Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise him, he hath put him to grief; when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days; and the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in his hand.
8. 13  
He shall see of the travail of his soul and shall be satisfied; by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many: for he shall bear their iniquities.
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Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul into death; and he was numbered with the transgressors, and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.
8. 15  
And again he himself saith, [*120:1] I am a worm and no man, a reproach of men, and despised of the people. All they that see me laugh me to scorn; they shoot out their lips, they shake their heads, saying: He trusted in the Lord that he would deliver him, let him deliver him seeing he delighted in him.
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Ye see, beloved, what the pattern is that has been given to us. For if the Lord thus humbled himself, what should we do who are brought [*120:2] by him under the yoke of his grace?
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Let us be followers of those who went about in goat-skins and sheep-skins; preaching the coming of Christ.
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[*120:3] Such were Elias, and Elisaeus, and Ezekiel the prophets. [*120:4] And let us add to these such others as have received the like testimony.
8. 19  
Abraham has been greatly witnessed of; having been called the friend of God. And yet he steadfastly beholding the glory of God, says with all humility, [*120:5] I am dust and ashes.
8. 20  
Again of Job it is thus written, [*120:6] That he was just and without blame, true; one that served God, and abstained from all evil. Yet he accusing himself, says, [*120:7] No man is free from pollution, no not though he should live but one day.
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Moses was called faithful in all God's House; and by his conduct [*121:1] the Lord punished Israel by stripes and plagues.
8. 22  
And even this man, though thus greatly honoured, spake not greatly of himself; but when the oracle of God was delivered to him out of the bush he said, [*121:2] Who am I, that thou dost send me? I am of a slender voice, and a slow tongue.
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And again he saith, [*121:3] I am as the smoke of the pot.
8. 24  
And what shall we say of David, so highly testified of in the Holy Scriptures? To whom God said [*121:4] I have found a man after my own heart, David the son of Jesse, with my holy oil have I anointed him.
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But yet be himself saith unto God, [*121:5] Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy loving kindness; according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies, blot out my transgressions.
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Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin! For I acknowledge my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me.
8. 27  
Against Thee only have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight, that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest.
8. 28  
Behold I was shapen in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me.
8. 29  
Behold, thou desireth truth in the inward parts; and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom.
8. 30  
Purge me with hyssop and I shall be clean, wash me and I shall be whiter than snow.
8. 31  
Make me to hear joy and gladness, that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.
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Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities.
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Create in me a clean heart O God; and renew a right spirit within me.
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Cast me not away from thy presence, and take not thy holy spirit from me.
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Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation, and uphold me with thy free spirit.
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Then I will teach transgressors thy ways, and sinners shall be converted unto thee.
8. 37  
Deliver me from blood-guiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation, and my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness.
8. 38  
O Lord open thou my lips, and my mouth shall show forth thy praise.
8. 39  
For thou desirest not sacrifice, else would I give it; thou delightest not in burnt offerings.
8. 40  
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.

^119:14 Boasting. ^119:15 Kaiper oynamenos, though he were powerful. ^119:16 Isaiah liii. according to the Hebrew. ^120:1 Psalm xxii. 6. ^120:2 MS. oi aytoy. ^120:3 We say. ^120:4 To these, those also that have been witnessed of. ^120:5 Gen. xviii. 27. ^120:6 Job i. 1. ^120:7 Job xiv. 4. ^121:1 MS. ekrinen o theos ton Israel dia tun mastigun. ^121:2 Exod. iii. 11. ^121:3 Exod. iv. 10. ^121:4 Psalm lxxxix. 20. ^121:5 Psalm li. to v. 17, according to the Hebrew.

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