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great water floods they shall upon an heap ; and layeth not come nigh him.

up the deep, as in a treasure8 Thou art a place to hide house, me in; thou shalt preserve 8 Let all the earth fear the me from trouble ; thou shalt LORD: stand in awe of him, all compass me about with songs ye that dwell in the world ; of deliverance.

9 For he spake, and it was 9 I will inform thee, and done ; he commanded, and it teach thee in the way wherein stood fast. thou shalt go; and I will guide 10 The LORD bringeth the thee with mine eye.

counsel of the heathen to 10 Be ye not like to horse naught, and maketh the devices and mule, which have no under- of the people to be of none standing; whose mouths must effect, and casteth out the be held with bit and bridle, lest counsels of princes. they fall upon thee.

11 The counsel of the LORD 11 Great plagues remain for shall endure for ever, and the the ungodly; but whoso putteth thoughts of his heart from his trust in the LORD, mercy generation to generation, embraceth him on every side. 12 Blessed are the people

12 Be glad, O ye righteous, whose God is the LORD JEHOand rejoice in the LORD; and | VAH; and blessed are the folk be joyful, all ye that are true of that he hath chosen to him, to heart.

be his inheritance.

13 The LORD looked down Psalm 33. Exultate, justi.

from heaven, and beheld all REJOICE in the LORD, O ye the children of men; from the righteous ; for it becometh well habitation of his dwelling, he the just to be thankful.

considereth all them that dwell 2 Praise the LORD with harp; on the earth. sing praises unto him with the 14 He fashioneth all the lute, and instrument of ten hearts of them, and understandstrings.

eth all their works. 3 Sing unto the LORD a new 15 There is no king that can song ; sing praises lustily unto be saved by the multitude of an him with a good courage;

host; neither is any mighty man 4 For the word of the Lord delivered by much strength. is true, and all his works are 16 A horse is counted but a faithful.

vain thing to save man ; 5 He loveth righteousness neither shall he deliver any and judgment; the earth is full man by his great strength. of the goodness of the LORD. 17 Behold, the eye of the

6 By the word of the LORD LORD is upon them that fear were the heavens made, and all him, and upon them that put the hosts of them by the breath their trust in his mercy; of his mouth.

18 To deliver their soul from 7 He gathereth the waters death, and to feed them in the of the sea together, as it were time of dearth.


19 Our soul hath patiently 13 Keep thy tongue from tarried for the LORD; for he is evil, and thy lips, that they our help and our shield. speak no guile.

20 For our heart shall rejoice 14 Eschew evil, and do good; in him; because we have hoped seek peace, and ensue it. in his holy name.

15 The eyes of the LORD are 21 Let thy merciful kindness, over the righteous, and his ears O LORD, be upon us, like as we are open unto their prayers. do put our trust in thee.

16 The countenance of the

LORD is against them that do Psalm 34. Benedicam Domino.

evil, to root out the remem. I WILL alway give thanks brance of them from the earth. unto the LORD ; his praise shall 17 The righteous cry, and the ever be in my mouth.

Lord heareth them, and deliver. 2 My soul shall make her eth them out of all their troubles. boast in the LORD; the humble 18 The LORD is nigh unto shall hear thereof, and be glad. them that are of a contrite

3 O praise the LORD with heart, and will save such as be me; and let us magnify his name of an humble spirit. together.

19 Great are the troubles of 4 I sought the LORD, and he the righteous; but the LORD heard me;

yea, he delivered me delivereth him out of all. out of all my fear.

20 He keepeth all his bones, 5 They had an eye unto him, so that not one of them is and were lightened ; and their broken. faces were not ashamed.

21 But misfortune shall slay 6 Lo, the poor crieth, and the ungodly; and they that hate the Lord heareth him; yea, and the righteous shall be desolate. saveth him out of all his troubles. 22 The Lord delivereth the

7 The angel of the LORD souls of his servants; and all tarrieth round about them that they that put their trust in him fear him, and delivereth them. shall not be destitute.

8 O taste, and see, how gracious the Lord is : blessed is

THE SEVENTH DAY. the man that trusteth in him. 9 O fear the LORD, ye that

MORNING PRAYER. are his saints; for they that fear Psalm 35. Judica me, Domine. him lack nothing.

PLEAD thou my cause, O 10 The lions do lack, and LORD, with them that strive suffer hunger ; but they who with me, and fight thou against seek the LORD shall want no them that fight against me. manner of thing that is good. 2 Lay hand upon the shield

11 Come, ye children, and and buckler, and stand up to hearken unto me; I will teach help me. you the fear of the LORD. 3 Bring forth the spear, and

12 What man is he that lust stop the way against them that eth to live, and would fain see persecute me : say unto my good days ?

soul, I am thy salvation.

my soul.

4 Let them be confounded, 15 But in mine adversity and put to shame, that seek they rejoiced, and gathered after my soul ; let them be themselves together; yea, the turned back, and brought to very abjects came together confusion, that imagine mis against me unawares, making chief for me.

mouths at me, and ceased not. 5 Let them be as the dust 16 With the flatterers were before the wind, and the angel busy mockers, who gnashed of the LORD scattering them. upon me with their teeth.

6 Let their way be dark and 17 LORD, how long wilt thou slippery, and let the angel of look upon this? O deliver my the LORD persecute them. soul from the calamities which

7 For they have privily laid they bring on me, and my their net to destroy me without darling from the lions. a cause; yea, even without a 18 So will I give thee thanks eause have they made a pit for in the great congregation ; I

will praise thee among much 8 Let a sudden destruction people, come upon him unawares, and 19 O let not them that are his net that he hath laid prívily mine enemies triumph over me catch himself; that he may fall ungodly; neither let them wink into his own mischief.

with their eyes, that hate me 9 And my soul be joyful in without a cause. the LORD ; it shall rejoice in 20 And why? their comhis salvation.

muning is not for peace; but 10 All my bones shall say, they imagine deceitful words LORD, who is like unto thee, against them that are quiet in who deliverest the poor from the land. him that is too strong for him ; 21 They gaped upon me with yea, the poor, and him that is their mouths, and said, Fie on in misery, from him that spoileth thee, fie on thee, we saw it with him?

our eyes, 11 False witnesses did rise 22 This thou hast seen, O up : they laid to my charge LORD; hold not thy tongue things that I knew not. then; go not far from me, 0

12 They rewarded me evil LORD. for good, to the great discom- 23 Awake and stand up to fort of my soul.

judge my quarrel; avenge thou 13 Nevertheless, when they my cause, my God and my were sick, I put on sackcloth, LORD. and humbled my soul with 24 Judge me, O LORD my fasting, and my prayer shall Gop, according to thy righteousturn into mine own bosom. ness, and let them not triumph

14 I behaved myself as over me. though it had been my friend 25 Let them not say in their or my brother; I went heavily, hearts, There, there, so would as one that mourneth for his we have it; neither let them mother.

say, We have deyoured him,


his eyes.

* 26 Let them be put to con- and thou shalt give them drink fusion and shame together, that of thy pleasures, as out of the rejoice at my trouble ; let them river. be clothed with rebuke and 9 For with thee is the well dishonour, that boast themselves of life ; and in thy light shall against me.

we see light. 27 Let them be glad and 100 continue forth thy rejoice, that favour my right-loving kindness unto them that eous dealing; yea, let them say know thee, and thy righteousalway, Blessed be the LORD, ness unto them that are true of who hath pleasure in the pros- heart. perity of his servant.

11 O let not the foot of pride 28 And as for my tongue, it come against me; and let not shall be talking of thy righteous- the hand of the ungodly cast ness, and of thy praise, all the me down. day long.

12 There are they fallen, all

that work wickedness; they Psalm 36. Dixit injustus.

are cast down, and shall not be MY heart showeth me the able to stand. wickedness of the ungodly, that there is no fear of God before

PSALM 37. Noli emulari. 2 For he flattereth himself in FRET not thyself because his own sight, until his abomi- of the ungodly; neither be nable sin be found out. thou envious against the evil

3 The words of his mouth doers : are unrighteous and full of 2 For they shall soon be cut deceit: he hath left off to behave down like the grass, and be himself wisely, and to do good. withered even

as the green 4 He imagineth mischief upon herb. his bed, and hath set himself in 3 Put thou thy trust in the no good way ; neither doth he Lord, and be doing good; abhor any thing that is evil.

dwell in the land, and verily 5 Thy mercy, O LORD, reach- thou shalt be fed. eth unto the heavens, and thy 4 Delight thou in the LORD, faithfulness unto the clouds. and he shall give thee thy

6 Thy righteousness standeth heart's desire. like the strong mountains: thy 5 Commit thy way unto the judgments are like the great LORD, and put thy trust in him, deep.

and he shall bring it to pass. 9 Thou, LORD, shalt save 6 He shall make thy rightboth man and beast : how eousness as clear as the light; excellent is thy mercy, O God: and thy just dealing as the and the children of men shall noon-day. put their trust under the shadow ng Hold thee still in the LORD, of thy wings.

and abide patiently upon him: 8 They shall be satisfied with but grieve not thyself at him the plenteousness of thy house; I whose way doth prosper, against

the man that doeth after evil shall perish, and the enemies counsels.

of the LORD shall consume as 8 Leave off from wrath, and the fat of lambs; yea, even as let go displeasure : fret not the smoke shall they consume thyself, else shalt thou be moved away. to do evil.

21 The ungodly borroweth, 9 Wicked doers shall be and payeth not again ; but rooted out ; and they that the righteous is merciful and patiently abide the LORD, those libera). shall inherit the land.

22 Such as

are blessed of 10 Yet a little while, and the God, shall possess the land; ungodly shall be clean gone ; and they that are cursed of him, thou shalt look after his place, shall be rooted out. and he shall be away.

23 The LORD ordereth a good 11 But the meek-spirited man's going, and maketh his shall possess the earth, and shall way acceptable to himself. be refreshed in the multitude 24 Though he fall, he shall of peace.

not be cast away; for the LORD 12 The ungodly seeketh upholdeth him with his hand. counsel against the just, and 25 I have been young, and gnasheth upon him with his now am old, and yet saw I never teeth.

the righteous forsaken, nor his 13 The LORD shall laugh him seed begging their bread. to scorn; for he hath seen 26 The righteous is ever that his day is coming.

merciful, and lendeth; and his 14 The ungodly have drawn seed is blessed. out the sword, and have bent 27 Flee from evil, and do the their bow, to cast down the poor thing that is good, and dwell and needy, and to slay such as for evermore. are of a right conversation. 28 For the Lord loveth the

15 Their sword shall go thing that is right; he forsaketh through their own heart, and not his that be godly, but they their bow shall be broken. are preserved for ever.

16 A small thing that the 29 The unrighteous shall be righteous hath, is better than punished ; as, for the seed of great riches of the ungodly ; the ungodly, it shall be rooted

17 For the arms of the un- out. godly shall be broken, and the 30 The righteous shall inherit LORD upholdeth the righteous. the land, and dwell therein for

18 The LORD knoweth the ever. days of the godly; and their 31 The mouth of the righteous inheritance shall endure for is exercised in wisdom, and

his tongue will be talking of 19 They shall not be con- judgment. founded in the perilous time; 32 The law of his God is in and in the days of dearth they his heart, and his goings shall shall have enough.

not slide. 20 As for the ungodly, they 33 The ungodly seeth the


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