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righteous, and seeketh occasion flesh, because of thy displeasure; to slay him.
neither is there any rest in my 34 The LORD will not leave bones, by reason of my sin: him in his hand, nor condemn 4 For my wickednesses are him when he is judged. gone over my head, and are
35 Hope thou in the LORD, like a sore burthen, too heavy and keep his way, and he shall for me to bear. promote thee, that thou shalt 5 My wounds stink, and are possess the land : when the corrupt, through my foolishungodly shall perish, thou shalt ness.
6 I am brought into so great 36 I myself have seen the trouble and misery, that I go ungodly in great power, and mourning all the day long : flourishing like a green bay- 7 For my loins are filled with tree.
a sore disease, and there is no 37 I went by, and lo, he was whole part in my body. gone : I sought him, but his 8 I am feeble and sore smitplace could nowhere be found. ten; I have roared for the very
38 Keep innocency, and take disquietness of my heart. heed unto the thing that is right; 9 LORD, thou knowest all my for that shall bring a man peace desire; and my groaning is not at the last.
hid from thee. 39 As for the transgressors,
10 My heart panteth, my they shall perish together : and strength hath failed me, and the the end of the ungodly is, they sight of mine eyes is gone from shall be rooted out at the last.
40 But the salvation of the 11 My lovers and my neighrighteous cometh of the LORD, bours did stand looking upon who is also their strength in my trouble, and my kinsmen the time of trouble.
stood afar off. 41 And the LORD shall stand 12 They also that sought by them, and save them; he shall after my life, laid snares for deliver them from the ungodly, me; and they that went about and shall save them, because to do me evil, talked of wickedthey put their trust in him. ness, and imagined deceit all
the day long.
13 As for me, I was like a THE EIGHTH DAY.
deaf man, and heard not; and
as one that is dumb, who doth PSALM 38. Domine, ne in furore.
his mouth. PUT me not to rebuke, o 14 I became even as a man Lord, in thine anger; neither that heareth not, and in whose chasten me in thy heavy dis- mouth are no reproofs. pleasure :
15 For in thee, 0 LORD, 2 For thine arrows stick fast have I put my trust; thou shalt in me, and thy hand presseth answer for me, O LORD, my
God. 3 There is no health in my 16 I have required that they,
even mine enemies, should not every man living is altogether triumph over me ; for when my vanity : foot slipt, they rejoiced greatly 7 For man walketh in a vain against me.
shadow and disquieteth himself 17 And I truly am set in the in vain; he heapeth up riches, plague, and my heaviness is and cannot tell who shall gather ever in my sight:
them. 18 For I will confess my 8 And now, LORD, what is wickedness, and be sorry for my hope? Truly my hope is
even in thee. 19 But mine enemies live, 9 Deliver me from all mine and are mighty; and they that offences, and make me not a hate me wrongfully are many rebuke unto the foolish. in number.
10 I became dumb, and 20 They also that reward opened not my mouth; for it evil for good are against me ; was thy doing. because I follow the thing that 11 Take thy plague away good is.
from me: I am even consumed 21 Forsake me not, O LORD, by the means of thy heavy my God; be not thou far from hand.
12 When thou with rebukes 22 Haste thee to help me, dost chasten man for sin, thou O LORD, God of my salvation. makest his beauty to consume
away, like as it were a moth Psalm 39. Dixi, Custodiam.
fretting a garment: every man I SAID, I will take heed to therefore is but vanity. my ways, that I offend not in
13 Hear my prayer, O LORD; my tongue.
and with thine ears consider 2 I will keep my mouth as it my calling; hold not thy peace were with a bridle, while the at my tears. ungodly is in my sight.
14 For I am a stranger with 3 I held my tongue, and thee, and a sojourner, as all
my spake nothing : I kept silence, fathers were. yea, even from good words; but 15 O spare me a little, that it was pain and grief to me.
may recover my strength, 4 My heart was hot within before I go hence, and be no
and while I was thus more seen. musing the fire kindled, and at the last I spake with my
Psalm 40. Expectans expectavi. tongue:
I WAITED patiently for the 5 LORD, let me know my Lord, and he inclined unto me, end, and the number of my and heard my calling, days, that I may be certified 2 He brought me also out of how long I have to live. the horrible pit, out of the mire
6 Behold, thou hast made and clay, and set my feet upon my days as it were a span long, the rock, and ordered my and mine age is even as nothing goings. in respect of thee; and verily 3 And he hath put a new
song in my mouth, even a are come about me; my sins thanksgiving unto our God. have taken such hold upon me,
4 Many shall see it, and fear, that I am not able to look up; and shall put their trust in the yea, they are more in number LORD.
than the hairs of my head, and 5 Blessed is the man that my heart hath failed me. hath set his hope in the LORD, 16 0 LORD, let it be thy and turned not unto the proud, pleasure to deliver me; make and to such as go about with haste, O LORD, to help me. lies.
17 Let them be ashamed, and 6 O LORD, my God, great confounded together, that seek are the wondrous works which after my soul to destroy it; let thou hast done ; like as be also them be driven backward, and thy thoughts, which are to us- put to rebuke, that wish me evil. ward; and yet there is no man 18 Let them be desolate, and that ordereth them unto thee. rewarded with shame, that say
7 If I should declare them, unto me, Fie upon thee, fie and speak of them, they should upon thee. be more than I am able to 19 Let all those that seek express.
thee, be joyful and glad in thee 8 Sacrifice and meat-offering and let such as love thy salva: thou wouldest not, but mine tion, say alway, the LORD be ears hast thou opened.
praised. 9 Burnt-offerings and sacri- 20 As for
and fice for sin hast thou not re- needy; but the LORD careth for quired : then said I, Lo, I come. me.
10 In the volume of the book 21 Thou art my helper and it is written of me, that I should redeemer; make no long tarry, fulfil thy will, O my God: I am ing, O my God. content to do it; yea, thy law is within
EVENING PRAYER. my
heart. 11 I have declared thy right
Psalm 41. Beatus qui intelligit. eousness in the great congre- BLESSED is he that consigation : lo, I will not refrain dereth the poor and needy; the my lips, O LORD, and that thou LORD shall deliver him in the knowest.
time of trouble. 12 I have not hid thy right- 2 The LORD preserve him, eousness within my heart; my and keep him alive, that he talk hath been of thy truth, and may be blessed upon earth ; and of thy salvation.
deliver not thou him into the 13 I have not kept back thy will of his enemies. loving mercy and truth from 3 The LORD comfort him the great congregation.
when he lieth sick upon his 14 Withdraw not thou thy bed; make thou all his bed in mercy from me, O LORD ; let his sickness. thy loving kindness and thy 4 I said, LORD, be merciful truth alway preserve me. unto me; heal my soul, for I
15 For innumerable troubles have sinned against thee.
5 Mine enemies speak evil upon,
heart by of me: When shall he die, and myself ; for I went with the his name perish ?
multitude, and brought them 6 And if he come to see forth into the house of God, me, he speaketh vanity, and 5 In the voice of praise and his heart conceiveth falsehood thanksgiving, among such as within himself; and when he keep holy-day. cometh forth, he telleth it. 6 Why art thou so full of
7 All mine enemies whisper heaviness, O my soul ? and why together against me, even art thou so disquieted within against me do they imagine me? this evil.
7 Put thy trust in God; for 8 Let the sentence of guilti- I will yet give him thanks for ness proceed against him, and the help of his countenance. now that he lieth, let him rise 8 My God, my soul is vexed up no more.
within me; therefore will I 9 Yea, even mine own fami- remember thee concerning the liar friend whom I trusted, who land of Jordan, and the little did also eat of my bread, hath hill of Hermon. laid great wait for me.
9 One deep calleth another, 10 But be thou merciful unto because of the noise of the me, O Lord; raise thou me water-pipes; all thy waves and up again, and I shall reward storms are gone over me. them.
10 The Lord hath granted 11 By this I know thou his loving-kindness in the dayfavourest me, that mine enemy time; and in the night-season doth not triumph against me. did I sing of him, and made
12 And when I am in my my prayer unto the God of my health, thou upholdest me, and life. shall set me before thy face for 11 I will say unto the God of
my strength, Why hast thou 13 Blessed be the LORD God forgotten me? why go I thus of Israel, world without end. heavily, while the
12 My bones are smitten PSALM 42. Quemadmodum.
asunder as with a sword, while LIKE as the hart desireth mine enemies that trouble me the water-brooks, so longeth cast me in the teeth ; my soul after thee, O God. 13 Namely, while they say
2 My soul is athirst for God, daily unto me, Where is now yea, even for the living God: thy God? when shall I come to appear 14 Why art thou so vexed, O before the presence of God? my soul ? and why art thou so
3 My tears have been my disquieted within me? meat day and night; while they 15 0 put thy trust in God; daily say unto me, Where is for I will yet thank him, which now thy God?
is the help of my countenance, 4 Now when I think there- and my God.
PSALM 43. Judica me, Deus. thy countenance; because thou GIVE sentence with me, o hadst a favour unto them. God, and defend my
5 Thou art my King, O God; against the ungodly people; o send help unto Jacob. deliver me from the deceitful
6 Through thee will we over, and wicked man ;
throw our enemies, and in thy 2 For thou art the God of name will we tread them under my strength: why hast thou that rise up against us. put me from thee? and why go
7 For I will not trust in my I so heavily, while the enemy shall help me.
bow; it is not my sword that oppresseth me?
8 But it is thou that savest 3 0 send out thy light and thy truth, that they may lead us from our enemies, and puttest me, and bring me unto thy holy them to confusion that hate us. hill, and to thy dwelling,
9 We make our boast of God 4 And that I may go unto all day long, and will praise thy the altar of God, even unto the name for ever. God of my joy and gladness;
10 But now thou art far off, and upon the harp will I give and puttest us to confusion; thanks unto thee, o God, my
and goest not forth with our God.
11 Thou makest us to turn 5 Why art thou so heavy, O my soul? and why art thou so
our backs upon our enemies, disquieted within me?
so that they which hate us spoil 60 put thy trust in God; our goods.
12 Thou lettest us be eaten for I will yet give him thanks, which is the help of my coun-up like sheep, and hast scattered tenance, and
us among the heathen.
13 Thou sellest thy people
for naught, and takest no money THE NINTH DAY.
14 Thou makest us to be PSALM 44. Deus, auribus.
rebuked of our neighbours, to WE have heard with our be laughed to scorn, and had in ears, O God, our fathers have derision of them that are round told us what thou hast done in about us. their time of old.
15 Thou makest us to be a 2 How thou hast driven out by-word among the heathen, the heathen with thy hand, and and that the people shake thei planted them in; how thou hast heads at us. destroyed the nations, and cast 16 My confusion is daily be them out.
fore me, and the shame of my 3 For they gat not the land face hath covered me; in possession through their own 17 For the voice of the sword, neither was it their own slanderer and blasphemer, for arm that helped them:
the enemy and avenger. 4 But thy right hand, and 18 And though all this be thine arm, and the light of come upon us, yet do we not