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ings, every night will I wash my bed and water my couch with my tears.

7 Mine eye is troubled through indignation: I have grown old among all mine enemies.

8 Depart from me all ye that work iniquity for the Lord hath heard the voice of my weeping.


The Lord hath heard my supplícation: the Lord hath received

my prayer.

10 Let all mine enemies be ashamed and sore vexed: let them be turned back, and be ashamed very speedily. Glory, &c.

II. PSALM XXXI.-Beati quorum.

BLESSED are they whose iniquities are forgiven: and whose sins are covered.

2 Blessed is the man to whom the Lord hath not imputed sin and in whose spirit there is no guile.

3 Because I was silent, my bones grew old while I cried aloud all the day long.

4 For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me: I turned in my anguish, while the thorn was fastened in me.

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5 I have acknowledged my sin unto thee and my injustice have I not concealed.

6 I said, I will confess against myself my injustice to the Lord: and thou forgavest the wickedness of my sin.

7 For this shall every one that is holy pray unto thee: in a seasonable time.

8 But in the flood of many waters: they shall not come nigh unto him. 9 Thou art my refuge from the trouble which hath surrounded me: my joy, deliver me from them that compass me about.

Io I will give thee understanding, and will instruct thee in the way wherein thou shalt go: I will fix mine eyes upon thee.

II Be ye not like unto horse and mule, which have no understanding.

12 With bit and bridle bind fast the jaws of those who come not nigh unto thee.

13 Many are the scourges of the sinner but mercy shall compass him about that hopeth in the Lord. 14 Be glad, O ye just, and rejoice in the Lord and glory, all ye that are right of heart.

Glory, &c.

III.-PSALM XXXVII.-Domine, ne in furore.

LORD, rebuke me not in thine indignation; nor chastise me in thy wrath.

2 For thine arrows stick fast in me and thou hast laid thy hand heavily upon me.

3 There is no health in my flesh because of thy, wrath: there is no rest to my bones because of my sins.

4 For my iniquities are gone over my head and like a heavy burden, press sorely upon me.

5 My wounds have putrefied and are corrupt because of my foolish


6 I am become miserable, and am bowed down even to the end I go sorrowfully all the day long.

7 For my loins are filled with illusions and there is no soundness in my flesh.

8 I am afflicted and humbled exceedingly I have roared for the groaning of my heart.

9 Lord, all my desire is before thee: and my groaning is not hidden from thee.

10 My heart is troubled, my strength hath failed me: the very

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II My friends and my neighbours drew near, and stood up against me. 12 They that were once nigh me stood afar off and they that sought atter my soul did violence against



13 And they that sought to do me evil talked vanities and imagined deceits all the day long.

14 But I, as a deaf man, heard not: and as one that is dumb, who openeth not his mouth.

15 I became as a man that heareth not: and that hath no reproofs in his mouth.

16 For in thee, O Lord, have I hoped thou wilt hear me, O Lord my God.

17 For I said, Let not mine enemies at any time triumph over me: and when my feet slip, they have spoken great things against me.

18 For I am prepared for scourges: and my sorrow is always before me. 19 For I will confess mine iniand will think upon my



20 But mine enemies live, and are strengthened against me: and they that hate me wrongfully are multiplied.

21 They that render evil for good

spake against me, because I followed goodness.

22 Forsake me not, O Lord my God: go not thou far from me. 23 Hasten to my help, O Lord God of my salvation.

Glory, &c.

IV. PSALM L.-Miserere.

HAVE mercy upon me, O God; according to thy great mercy.

2 And according to the multitude of thy tender mercies: blot out my iniquity.

3 Wash me yet more from my iniquity and cleanse me from my


4 For I acknowledge my iniquity: and my sin is always before me.

5 Against 'thee only have I sinned, and done evil in thy sight: that thou mayest be justified in thy words, and mayest overcome when thou art judged.

6 For behold, I was conceived in iniquities: and in sins did my mother conceive me.

7 For behold, thou hast loved truth the uncertain and hidden things of thy wisdom thou hast made manifest unto me.

8 Thou shalt sprinkle me with

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