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out the sword, and have bent thing that is right : he forsaketh their bow : to cast down the poor not his that be godly, but they and needy, and to slay such as are are preserved for ever. of a right conversation.

29 The unrighteous shall be 15 Their sword shall go through punished : as for the seed of the their own heart : and their bow ungodly, it shall be rooted out. shall be broken.

30 The righteous shall inherit the 16 A small thing that the righ- land : and dwell therein for ever. teous bath : is better than great 31 The mouth of the righteous riches of the ungodly.

is exercised in wisdom : and his 17 For the arms of the ungodly tongue will be talking of judgshall be broken : and the Lord ment. upholdeth the righteous.

32 The law of his God is in his 18 The Lord knoweth the days heart : and his goings shall not of the godly : and their inherit slide. ance shall endure for ever.

33 The ungodly seeth the righ19 They shall not be confound- teous : and seeketh occasion to ed in the perilous time : and in slay him. the days of dearth they shall have 34 The Lord will not leave him enough.

in his hand : nor condemn him 20 As for the ungodly, they when he is judged. shall perish ; and the enemies of 35 Hope thou in the Lord, and the Lord shall consume as the fat keep his way, and he shall proof lambs : yea, even as the smoke, mote thee, that thou shalt possess shall they consume away.

the land : when the ungodly shall 21 The ungodly borroweth, and perish, thou shalt see it. payeth not again : but the righte- 36 I myself have seen the ous is merciful, and liberal. ungodly in great power : and

22 Such as are blessed of God fourishing like a green bay-tree. shall possess the land : and they 37 I went by, and lo, he was that are cursed of bim shall be gone : I sought him, but his place rooted out.

could no where be found. 23 The Lord ordereth a good 38 Keep innocency, and take man's going : and maketh his way heed unto the thing that is right: acceptable to himself.

for that shall bring a man peace 24 Though he fall, he shall not at the last. be cast away : for the Lord up- 39 As for the transgressors, they holdeth him with his hand. shall perish together : and the end

25 I have been young, and now of the ungodly is, they shall be am old : and yet saw I never the rooted out at the last. righteous forsaken, nor his seed 40 But the salvation of the begging their bread.

righteous cometh of the Lord : 26 The righteous is ever mer- who is also their strength in the ciful, and lendeth : and his secd time of trouble. is blessed.

41 And the Lord shall stand by 27 Flee from evil, and do the them, and save them : he shail thing that is good : and dwell for deliver them from the ungodly, evermore.

and shall save them, because they 28 For the Lord loveth the put their trust in him.

DAY 8.

Morning Prayer.

2 For thine arrows stick fast in Domine, ne in furore. me : and thy hand presseth me UT me not to rebuke, O Lord, sore.

in thine anger : neither chas- 3 There is no health in my ten me in thy heavy displeasure. flesh, because of thy displeasure :


coullamnbrought into bat great I SAVDE I will take heed to my

Day 8.

Day 8. neither is there any rest in my 21 Forsake me not, O Lord my bones, by reason of my sin. God: be not thou far from me.

4 For my wickednesses are gone 22 Haste thee to help me :0 over my head : and are like a sore Lord God of my salvation, burden, too heavy for me to bear.

PSALM 39. 5 My wounds stink, and are corrupt : through my foolishness.

Dixi, custodiam. misery : that I go ways : that I offend not mourning all the day long. tongue.

7 For my loins are filled with 21 will keep my mouth as it a sore disease : and there is no were with a bridle : while the whole part in my body.

ungodly is in my sight. 8 I am feeble, and sore smit- 3 I held my tongue, and spake ten : I have roared for the very nothing : I kept silence, yea, even disquietness of my heart. from good words; but it was pain

9 Lord, thou knowest all my and grief to me. desire : and my groaning is not 4 My heart was hot within me, hid from thee.

and while I was thus musing the 10 My heart panteth,mystrength fire kindled : and at the last I hath failed me : and the sight of spake with my tongue; mine eyes is gone from me. 5 Lord, let me know mine end,

11 My lovers and my neigh- and the number of my days : that bours did stand looking upon my I may be certified how long I have trouble : and my kinsmen stood to live. afar off.

6 Behold, thou hast made my 12 They also that sought after days as it were a span long : and my life laid snares for me : and mine age is even as nothing in they that went about to do me respect of thee; and verily every evil talked of wickedness, and man living is altogether vanity. imagined deceit all the day long. 7 For man walketh in a vain

13 As for me, I was like a deaf shadow, and disquieteth himself man, and heard not : and as one in vain : he heapeth up riches, that is dumb, who doth not open and cannot tell who shall gather his mouth.

them. 14 I became even as a man that 8 And now, Lord, what is my heareth not : and in whose mouth hope : truly my hope is even in are no reproofs.

thee. 15 For in thee, O Lord, have I 9 Deliver me from all mine put my trust : thou shalt answer offences : and make me not a for me, O Lord my God.

rebuke unto the foolish. 16 I have required that they, 10 I became dumb, and opened even mine enemies, should not not my mouth : for it was thy triumph over me : for when my doing. foot slipped, they rejoiced greatly 11 Take thy plague away from against me.

me : I am even consumed by the 17 And I, truly, am set in the means of thy heavy hand. plague : and my heaviness is ever 12 When thou with rebukes in my sight.

dost chasten man for sin, thou 18 For I will confess my wick- makest his beauty to consume edness : and be sorry for my sin. away, like as it were a moth fret.

19 But mine enemies live, and ting a garment : every man there. are mighty:and they that hate me fore is but vanity. wrongfully are many in number. 13 Hear my prayer, O Lord,

20 They also that reward evil and with thine cars consider my for good are against me : because calling : hold not thy peace at my I follow the thing that good is. tears.

14 For I am a stranger with content to do it; yea, thy law is thee : and a sojourner, as all my within my heart. fathers were.

11 I have declared thy righ15 O spare me a little, that I teousness in the great congregamay recover my strength : before tion: lo, I will not refrain my lips, I go hence, and be no more seen. O Lord, and that thou knowest.

12 I have not hid thy righPSALM 40.

teousness within my heart : my Expectans expectavi. talk hath been of thy truth, and I

WAITED patiently for the of thy salvation.

Lord : and he inclined unto 13 I have not kept back thy me, and beard iny calling. loving mercy and truth: from the

2 He brought me also out of great congregation. the horrible pit, out of the mire 14 Withdraw not thou thy and clay : and set my feet upon mercy from me, O Lord : let thy the rock, and ordered my "go- loving-kindness and thy truth ings.

alway preserve me. 3 And he hath put a new song

15 For innumerable troubles in my mouth : even a thanksgiv- are come about me; my sins have ing unto our God.

taken such hold upon me that I 4 Many shall see it, and fear : am not able to look up : yea, they and shali put their trust in the are more in number than the Lord.

hairs of my head, and my heart 5 Blessed is the man that hath hath failed me. set his hope in the Lord : and 16 O Lord, let it be thy pleaturned not unto the proud, and sure to deliver me : make haste, to such as go about with lies. O Lord, to help me.

6 O Lord my God, great are 17 Let them be ashamed, and the wondrous works which thou confounded together, that seek hast done, like as be also thy after my soul to destroy it : let thoughts which are to us-ward : them be driven backward, and put and yet there is no man that or- to rebuke, that wish me evil. dereth them unto thee.

18 Let them be desolate, and 7 If I should declare them, and rewarded with shame:that say unspeak of them : they should be to me, Fie upon thee, fie upon thee. more than I am able to express. 19 Let all those that seek thee

8 Sacrifice, and meat-offering, be joyful and glad in thee : and thou wouldest not : but mine ears let such as love thy salvation say hast thou opened.

alway, The Lord be praised. 9 Burnt-offerings, and sacrifice 20 As for me, I am poor and for sin, hast thou not required : needy : but the Lord careth for then said I, LO, I come,

me. 10 In the volume of the book 21 Thou art my helper and reit is written of me, that I should deemer : make no long tarrying, fulfil thy will, O my God : I am ! O my God. DAY 8.

Evening Prayer.

blessed upon earth : and deliver

not thou him into the will of his Beatus qui intelligit. enemies. BE LESSED is he that consider- 3 The Lord comfort him, when

eth the poor and needy : the he lieth sick upon his bed : make Lord shall deliver him in the time thou all his bed in his sickness. of trouble.

4 I said, Lord, be merciful unto 2 The Lord preserve him, and me: heal my soul, for I have sinned keep him alive, that he may be against thee.


Day 8.

Day 8. 5 Mine enemies speak evil of will yet give him thanks for the me : When shall he die, and his help of his countenance. name perish ?

8 My God, my soul is vexed 6 And if he come to see me, he within me : therefore will I respeaketh vanity : and his heart member thee concerning the land conceiveth falsehood within him- of Jordan, and the little hill of self, and when he cometh forth Hermon. he telleth it.

9 One deep calleth another, 7 All mine enemies whisper to- because of the noise of the watergether against me : even against pipes : all thy waves and storms me do they imagine this evil. are gone over me.

8 Let the sentence of guiltiness 10 The Lord hath granted his proceed against him : and now loving-kindness in the day-time : that he lieth, let him rise up no and in the night-season did I sing more.

of him, and made my prayer unto 9 Yea, even mine own familiar the God of my life. friend, whom I trusted : who did 11 I will say unto the God of also eat of my bread, bath laid my strength, Why hast thou forgreat wait for me.

gotten me : why go I thus hea10 But be thou merciful unto vily, while the enemy oppresseth me, O Lord : raise thou me up again, and I shall reward them. 12 My bones are smitten asun

11 By this I know thou favour- der as with a sword : while mine est me : that mine enemy doth enemies that trouble me cast me not triumph against me.

in the teeth; 12 And when I am in my health, 13 Namely, while they say thou upholdest me : and shalt set daily unto me : Where is now thy me before thy face for ever. God ?

13 Blessed be the Lord God 14 Why art thou so vexed, O of Israel : world without end. my soul : and why art thou so Amen.

disquieted within me PSALM 42.

15 O put thy trust in God : for

I will yet thank him, which is Quemadmodum.

the help of my countenance, and L IKE as the hart desireth the my God. water-brooks : so longeth my

PSALM 43. soul after thee, O God.

Judica me, Deus. 2 My soul is athirst for God, NIVEsentence with me, O God, yea, even for the living God : when shall I come to appear be- the ungodly people : 0 deliver me fore the presence of God?

from the deceitful and wicked 3 My tears have been my meat man. day and night : while they daily 2 For thou art the God of my say unto me, Where is now thy strength, why hast thou put me God ?

from thee : and why go I so hea4 Now when I think thereupon, vily, while the enemy oppresseth I pour out my heart by myself : me ? for I went with the multitude, 3 O send out thy light and thy and brought them forth into the truth, that they may lead me : house of God;

and bring me unto thy holy hill, 5 In the voice of praise and and to thy dwelling. thanksgiving: among such as keep 4 And that I may go unto the holy-day.

altar of God, even unto the God 6 Why art thou so full of hea- of my joy and gladness : and upon viness, O my soul : and why art the harp will I give thanks unto thou so disquieted within me ? thee,

O God, my God. 7 Put thị trust in God : for I 5 Why art thou so heavy, o


my soul : and why art thou so I will yet give him thanks, which disquieted within me?

is the help of my countenance, 60 put thy trust in God : for I and my God. DAY 9.

florning Prayer. PSALM 44.

15 Thou makest us to be a byDeus, auribus.

word among the heathen : and E have heard with our ears, that the people shake their heads

O God, our fathers have told at us. us : what thou hast done in their

16 My confusion is daily before time of old ;

me : and the shame of my face 2 How thou hast driven out hath covered me; the heathen with thy hand, and 17 For the voice of the slanplanted them in : how thou hast derer and blasphemer : for the destroyed the nations, and cast enemy and avenger. them out.

18 And though all this be come 3 For they gat not the land upon us, yet do we not forget in possession through their own thee : nor behave ourselves frosword : neither was it their own wardly in thy covenant. arm that helped thein ;

19 Our heart is not turned back : 4 But thy right hand, and thine neither our steps gone out of thy arm, and the light of thy counte- way ; nance : because thou hadst a fa- 20 No, not when thou hast vour unto them.

smitten us into the place of dra5 Thou art my King, O God : gons : and covered us with the send help unto Jacob.

shadow of death, 6 Through thee will we over- 21 If we have forgotten the throw our enemies : and in thy Name of our God, and holden Name will we tread them under, up our hands to any strange god : that rise up against us.

shall not God search it out? for 7 For I will not trust in my he knoweth the very secrets of the bow : it is not my sword that shall :

heart. help me;

22 For thy sake also are we kill8 But it is thou that savest us ed all the day long: and are countfrom our enemies : and puttest ed as sheep appointed to be slain. them to confusion that hate us. 23 Up, Lord, why sleepest thou :

9 We make our boast of God awake, and be not absent from us all day long : and will praise thy for ever. Name for ever.

24 Wherefore hidest thou thy 10 But now thou art far off, face : and forgettest our misery and puttest us to confusion : and and trouble ? goest not forth with our armies. 25 For our soul is brought low,

11 Thou makest us to turn our even unto the dust : our belly backs upon our enemies : so that cleaveth unto the ground. they which hate us spoil our goods. 26 Arise, and help us : and de

12 Thou lettest us be eaten up liver us for thy mercy's sake. like sheep : and hast scattered us

PSALM 45. among the heathen. 13 Thou sellest thy people for

Eructavit cor meum. nought : and takest no money for Y heart is inditing of a good thein.

14 Thou makest us to be re- which I have made unto the King. buked of our neighbours : to be 2 My tongue is the pen : of a laughed to scorn, and had in de- ready writer rision of them that are round 3 Thou art fairer than the chilabout us.

dren of men : full of grace are

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