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ye saints of his; and give thanks unto him, tor the remembrance of his holiness.
5 For his wrath endiireth but the twinkling of an eye, and in his pleasure is life; heaviness may endure for a night, but joy cometli in the morning.
6 And in my prosperity I said, I shall never be removed; thou, Lord, of thy goodness,hadstmade my hill so strong.
7 Thou didst turn thy face from me, and I was troubled.
8 Then cried I unto thee, 0 Lord -, and gat me to my Lord right humbly.
9 What profit is there in my blood, when I go down to the pit?
10 Shall the dust give thanks unto thee? or shall it declare thy truth?
11 Hear, O Lord, and have mercy upon me; Lord, be thou my helper.
12 Thou hast turned my heaviness into joy; thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness:
13 Therefore shall every good man sing of thy praise without ceasing: 0 my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever. Psalm 31. In tet Domim, speran.
IN thee, 0 Lord, have I put my trust; let me never be put to confusion; deliver me in thy righteousness.
2 Bow down thine ear to me; make haste to deliver me.
3 And be thou my strong rock, and house of defence, that thou mayest save me;
4 For thou art my strong rock, and my castle; be thou also my guide, and lead me for thy name's sake.
5 Draw me out of the net that they have laid privily for me; for thou art my strength.
6 Into thy hands I commend my spirit; forthou hast redeemed me, O Lord, thou God of truth.
7 I have hated them that hold
of superstitious vanities, and my trust hath been in the Lord.
8 I will be glad, and rejoice Hi thy mercy; for thou hast considered my trouble, and hast known my soul in adversities.
9 Thou hast not shut me up into the hand of the enemy,but hast set my feet in a large room.
10 Have mercy upon me, O Lord, for I am in trouble, and mine eye is consumed for very heaviness; yea, my soul and my body.
11 For my life is waxen old with heaviness, and my years with mourning.
12 My strength faileth me, because of mine iniquity, and my bones are consumed.
13 I became a reproof among all mine enemies, but especially among my neighbours; and they of mine acquaintance were afraid of me; ana they that did see me without, conveyed themselves from me.
14 I am clean forgotten as B dead man out of mind; I am become like a broken vessel.
15 For I have heard the blasphemy of the multitude, and fear is on every side, while they conspire together against me,aud take their counsel to takeaway my life.
16 But my hope hath been in thee, 0 Lord; I have said, Thou art my God.
17 My time is in thy hand; deliver me from the hand of mine enemies, and from them that persecute me.
18 Show thy servant the light of thy countenance, and save me for thy mercies' sake.
19 Let me not be confounded, O Lord, for I have called upon thee; let the ungodly be put to confusion, and be put to silence in the grave.
20 Let the lying lips be put to silence, which cruelly,disdainfully, and despitefullj* speak against the righteous.
21 O how plentiful is thy good
ness, which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee, and that thou hast prepared for them that put theirtrust in thee,even before the sons of men.
22 Thou shalt hide them privily by thine own presence from the provoking of all men r thou shalt keep them secretly in thy tabernacle from the strife of tongues.
23 Thanks be to the Lord; for he hath showed me marvellous great kindness in a strong city.
24 And when I made haste, I said, I am cast out of the sight of thine eyes.
25 Nevertheless, thou heardest the voice of my prayer, when I cried unto thee.
26 O love the Lord, all ye his aints; for the Lord preserveth
them that are faithful, and plenteously rewardeth the proud doer.
27 Be strong, and he shall establish your heart, all ye that put your trust in the Lord.
BLESSED is he whose unrighteousness is forgiven, and whose sin is covered.
2 Blessed is the man unto whom the Lord impiiteth no sin, and in whose spirit there is no guile.
3 For whilst I held my tongue, my bones consumed away through my daily complaining.
4 For thy hand is heavy upon me day and night, and my moisture is like the drought in summer.
f, I will acknowledge my sin unto thee; and mine unrighteousness have I not hid.
6 I said, I will confess my sins unto the Lord; and so thou for gavest the wickedness of my sin
7 Forthisshatleveryonethatis godly make his prayer unto thee, in a "time when thou mayest be found; but in the great water floods they shall not come nigh him.
8 Thou art a place to hid« me
in; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance.
9 I will inform thee, and teach thee in the way wherein thou shalt go; and I will guide thee with mine eye.
10 Be ye not like to horse and mule, which have no understanding; whose mouths must be held with bit and bridle, lest they fall upon thee.
11 Great plaguesremainforthe ungodly: but whoso putteth his trust in the Lord, mercy embraceth him on every side.
12 Beglad,Oyerighteous,and rejoice in the Lord; and be joyful, all ye that are true of heart.
Psalm 33. Exultale, justi.
REJOICE in the Lord, O ye righteous; for it becometh well the just to be thankful.
2 Praise the Lord with harp; sing praises unto him with the l ute,and instrument of ten strings.
3 Sing unto the Lord a new song; sing praises lustily unto him with a good courage;
4 For the word of the Lord is true, and all his works arefaithful.
5 He loveth righteousness ami judgment; the earth is full of the goodness of the Lord.
6 By the word of the Lord were the heavens made, and all the hosts of them by the breath of his mouth.
7 He gathereth the waters of the sea together, as it were upon an heap; and layeth up the deep," as in a treasure-house.
8 Let all the earth fear the Lord: stand in awe of him, all ye that dwell in the world;
9 For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast.
10 The Lord bringeth the counsel of the heathen to nought, and maketh the devices of the people to be of none effect, and eastern out the counsels of princes.
U The eeansel of the Lord
shall endure for ever, and the thoughts of his heart from generation to generation.
12 Blessed are the people whose God is the Lord Jehovah; and blessed are the folk that he hath chosen to him, to be his inheritance.
13 The Lord looked down from heaven, and beheld all the children of men; from the habitation of his dwelling, he considereth all them that dwell on the earth.
14 He fashioneth all the hearts of them, and understandeth all their works.
15 There is no king that can be saved by the multitude of an host; neither is any mighty man delivered by much strength.
46 A horse is counted but a vain thine to save a man; neither shall he deliver any man by his great strength.
17 Behold,the eye of the Lord is upon them that fear him, and upon them that put their trust in his mercy;
18 To deliver their soul from death, and to feed them in the time of dearth.
19 Our soul hath patiently tarried for the Lord; tor he is our help and our shield.
20 For our heart shall rejoice in him; because we have hoped in his holy name.
21 Let thy merciful kindness, O Lord, be upon us, like as we do put our trust in thee.
Psalm 34. Berudicam Domino.
I WILL alway give thanks unto the Lord; his praise shall ever be in my mouth.
2 Mysaul shall make her boast in the Lord; the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad.
3 O praise the Lord with me, and let us magnify his name together.
4 I sought the Lord, and he heard me; yea, he delivered me out of all my fear.
5 They had an eye unto him, and were lightened ;. and their faces were not ashamed.
6 Lo, the poor crieth, and the Lord heareth him ; yea, and saveth him out of all his troubles.
7 The Angel of the Lord tarrieth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.
8 O taste, and see, how gracious the Lord is: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.
9 O fear the Lord, ye that are his Saints; for they that fear him lack nothing.
10 The lions do lack,and suffer hunger; but they who seek the Lord shall want no manner of thing that is good.
if Come, ye children, and hearken unto me; I will teach you the fear of the Lord.
12 What man is he that lusteth to live, and would fain see good days?
13 Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips, that they speak no guile.
14 Eschew evil, and do good; seek peace, and ensue it.
15 The eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers.
16 The countenance of tha Lord is against them that do evil, to root out the remembrance of them from the earth.
17 The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth them, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.
18 The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a contrite heart, and will save such as be of an humble spirit.
19 Great are the troubles of the righteous; but the Lord deliver, eth him out of all.
20 He keepeth all his bones, so that not one of them is broken.
-21 But misfortune shall slay the ungodly; and they that hate the righteous shall lie desolate.
22 The Lord delivrreth tinsouls nf Lis servants ; and nil Uii.r that put their trust in him shall not be destitute
The seventh Day.
Psalm 35. Judkame, Domine.
PLEAD thou my cause,OLord, with them that strive with me, and fight thou against them that fight against me.
2 Lay hand upon the shield and buckler, and stand up to help me. i
8 Bring forth the 9pear, and stop the way against them that
Persecute me: say unto my soul, am thy salvation.
4 Let them be confounded, and put to shame, that seek after my soul; let them be turned back, and brought to confusion, that imagine mischief for me.
5 Let them be as the dust before the wind, and the Angel of the Lord scattering them.
6 Let their way be dark and slippery, and let the Angel of the Lord persecute them.
7 For they have privily laid their net to destroy me without a cause; yea, even without a cause have they made a pit for my soul.
8 Let a sudden destruction come upon him unawares, and his net that he hath laid privily catch himself; that he may fall into his own mischief.
9 And my soul be joyful in the Lord; it shall rejoice in his salvation.
10 All my bones shall say, Lord, who is Jike unto thee,who deliverest the poor from him that is too strong for him; yea, the poor, and him that is in misery, from him that spoileth him?
11 False witnesses did rise up: they laid to my charge things that I knew not.
12 They rewarded me evil for good, to the great discomfort of my soul.
13 Nevertheless, when they
were sick, I put on sackcloth, and humbled my soul with fasting, and my prayer shall turn into mine own bosom.
14I behaved myself as though it had been my friend or my brother; I went heavily, as one that mourneth for his mother.
15 But in mine adversity they rejoiced.and gathered themselves together; yea, the very ahjects came together against me unawares, making mouths at me, and ceased not.
16 With the Batterers were busy mockers, who gnashed upon me with their teeth.
17 Lord, how long wilt thou look upon this? O deliver my soul from the calamities which they bring on me, and my darling from the lions.
18 So will I give thee thanks in the great congregation; I will praise thee among much people.
19 O let not them that are mine enemies triumph over me ungodly; neither let them wink with their eyes, that hate me without a cause.
20 And why? theircomrauning is not for peace; but they imagine deceitful words against then that are quiet in the land.
21 They gaped upon me with their mouths, and said, Fie an thee, fie on thee,' we saw it with our eyes.
22 This thou hastsecn, OLord; hold not thy tongue then; go not far from me, O Lord.
23 Awake and stand up to judge my quarrel; avenge thou my cause, my God ana my Lord.
24 Judge me, O Lord my God, according to thy righteousness, and let them not triumph over me.
25 Let them not say in their hearts, There, there, so would we have it; neither let them say We have devoured him.
26 Let them be put to confusion and shame together, that rejoice at my trouble; let them be clothed with rebuke and dishonour, that boast themselves against me.
27 Let them be glad and rejoice, that favour my righteous dealing; yea, let them say always, Blessed be the Lord, who hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant.
28 And asfor my tongue, it shall be talking of thy righteousness, and of thy praise, all the day long.
Psalm M. Dixit injustus.
MY heart showeth me the wickedness of the ungodly, that there is no fear of God before his eyes.
2 For he flattereth himself in his own sight, until his abominable sin be found out.
3 The words of his mouth are unrighteous and full of deceit: he hath left off to behave himself wisely, and to do good.
4 He imaeineth mischief upon his bed, and hath 6et himself in no good way; neither doth he abhor any thing that is evil.
5 Thy mercy,OLord, reacheth unto the heavens, and thy faithfulness unto the clouds.
6 Thy righteousness staDdeth like the strong mountains: thy judgments are like the great deep.
7 Thou, Lord, shalt save both man and beast: how excellent is thy mercy, O God: and the children of men shall put their trust under the shadow of thy wings.
8 They shall be satisfied with the plenteousness of thy house; and thou shalt give them drink of thy pleasures, as out of the river.
9 For with thee is the well of life; and in thy light shall we see light.
10 O continue forth thyloving kindness unto them that know thee, and thy righteousness unto them that are true of heart.
11 O let not the foot of pride come against me; and let not the hand of the ungodly cast me down.
12Thcreare they fallen, all that
work wickedness; they are cast down, and shall not be able to stand.
Psalm 37. JVWt ccmutari.
Tj^RET not thyself because of
the ungodly; neither be thou envious against the evil doers.
2 For they shall soon be out down like the grass, and be withered even as the green herb.
3 Put thou thy trust in the Lord, and be doing good: dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.
4 Delight thou in the Lord, and he shall give thee thy heart's de sire.
5 Commit thy way unto the Lord, and put thy trust in him, and he shall bring it to pass.
6 He shall make thy righteous ness as clear as the light, and thy just dealing as the noon-day.
7 Hold thee still in the Lord, and abide patiently upon him but grieve not thy self at him whose way doth prosper, against the manthatdoelh afterevii counsels
8 Leave off from wrath, and let go displeasure: fret not thyself, else shalt thou be moved to do evil.
9 Wicked doers shall be rooted out; and they that patiently abide the Lord, those shall inherit the land.
10 Yet a little while, and the ungodly shallbecleangone: thou shalt look after his place, and he shall be away.
11 But the meek-spirited shall possess the earth, and shall be refreshed in the multitude of peace.
12 The ungodly seeketh counsel against the just, and gnasheth upon him with his teeth.
13 The Lord shall laugh him to scorn; for he hath seen that his day is coming.
14 The ungodly have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, to cast down the poor and needy, and to slay such as-are of a right conversation.