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tongue is ungodliness and vanity. their bow, and make ready their
8 He sitteth Lurking in the arrows within the quiver, that thievish corners of the streets, they may privily shoot at them and privily in his lurking dens which are true of heart. doth he murder the innocent; his 3 For the foundations will be eyes are set against the poor. cast down; and what bath the
9 For he lieth waiting secretly; righteous done? even as a lion lurkethohe in his 4 The Lord is in his holy tem. den, that he may ravish the poor. ple; the Lord's seat is in heaven.
10 He doth ravish the poor, 5 His eyes consider the poor, when he getteth him into his net. and his eye-lids try the childreu
11 He falleth down and hum-of men. bleth himself, that the congrega.
6 The Lord alloweth the rightion of the poor may fall into the teous; but the ungodly, and him hands of his captains.
that delighteth in wickedness, 12 He hath said in his heart, doth his soul abhor. Tush, God hath forgotten; he ? Upon the ungodly he shall bideth away his face, and he will rain snares, fire and brimstone, never see it.
storm and tempest: this shall be 13 Arise, O Lord God, and lift their portion to drink. up thine hand; forget not the poor. 8 For the righteous Lord loveth
14 Wherefore should the wick-righteousness: his countenance ed blaspheme God, while he doth will behold the thing that is just. say in his heart, Tush, thou God
EVENING PRAYER. earest not for it? 15 Surely thou hast seen it;
Psalm 12. Salvum me fuc. for thou beholdest ungodliness HELP
me, Lord, for there is and wrong,
not one godly man left; for 16 That thou mayest take the the faithful are minished from matter into thy hand: the poor among the children of men. committeth himself unto thee; 2 They talk of vanity every one for thou art the helper of the with his neighbour; they do but friendless.
flatter with their lips, and dissem17 Break thou the power of the ble in their double heart. ungodly and malicious; take 3 The Lord shall root out all away his ungodliness, and thou deceitful lips, and the tongue that shalt find none.
speaketh proud things : 18 The Lord is King for ever
4 Which have said, With our and ever, and the heathen are tongue will we prevail; we are perished out of the land. they that ought to speak : who is
19 Lord, thou hast heard the Lord over us? desire of the poor; thou preparest 6 Now,for the comfortless troutheir heart, and thine ear heark- bles' sake of the needy, and beeneth thereto.
cause of the deep sighing of the 20 To help the fatherless and poor, poor unto their right, that the man 6 I will up, saith the Lord, and of the earth be no more exalted will help every one from him that against them.
swelleth against him, and will set Psalm 11. In Domino confido. him at rest. IN the Lord rut I my trust; how
ng The words of the Lord are say ye then to my soul, that pure words, even as the silver skle should flee as a bird unto the which from the earth is tried, and
purified seven times in the fire. 2 For lo, the ungodly bend8 Thou sbalt keep them, u
in the generation
Lord; thou shalt preserve him that they are all such workers of from this generation for ever. mischief, eating up my people as
9 The ungodly walk on every it were bread, and call not upon side: when they are exalted, the the Lord ? children of men are put to rebuke. 9 There were they brought in Psalm 13. Usque quo, Domine? great fear, even where no fear
O Lord; for ever? how long of the righteous. wilt thou hide thy face from me? 10 As for you, ye have made a
2 How long shall I seek coun- mock at the counsel of the poor; sel in my soul, and be so vexed because he putteth his trust in the in my heart? How long shall Lord. mine enemies triumph over me? 11 Who shall give salvation un
3 Consider, and hear me, Oto Israel out of Sion? When the Lord my God; lighten mine eyes, Lord turneth the captivity of his that I sleep not in death; people, then shall Jacob rejoice,
4 Lest mine enemy say, I have and Israel shall be glad. prevailed against him: for if I be cast down, they that trouble me
The third Day. will rejoice at it.
MORNING PRAYER. 5 But my trust is in thy mercy, Psalm 15. Domine, quis hubitabit ? and my heart is joyful in thy sal- ORD, who shall dwell in thy vadon.
tabernacle? or who shall rest 6 I will sing of the Lord, be- upon thy holy hill? cause he hath dealt so lovingly
2 Even be that leadeth an unwith me; yea, I will praise the corrupt life, and doeth the thing name of the Lord most Highest. which is right, and speaketh the Psalm 14. Dixit insipiens.
truth from his heart: THE fool hath said in his heart, 3 He that hath used no deceit
in his tongue, nor done evil to his 2 They are corrupt, and become neighbour, and hath not slanderabominable in their doings; there ed his neighbour : is none that doeth good, no not 4 He that sitteth not by him
self; but is lowly in his own eyes, 3 The Lord looked down from and maketh much of them that heaven upon the children of men, fear the Lord : to see if there were any that would 5 He that sweareth unto his understand, and seek after God: neighbour, and disappointeth him
4 But they are all gone out of not, though it were to his own the way, they are altogether be- hindrance : come abominable; there is none 6 He that hath not givon his that doeth good, no not one. money upon usury, nor taken re
5 Their throat is an open se- ward against the innocent. pulchre; with their tongues have 7 Whoso doeth these things they deceived: the poison of asps shall never fall. is under their lips.
Psalm 16. Conserva me, Domine. 6 Their mouth is full of cursing PRESERVE me, o God; for and bitterness; their feet are swift in thee have I put my trust. to shed blood.
20 my soul, thou hast said un7 Destruction and unhappiness to the Lord, Thou art my God; is in their ways, and the way of my goods are nothing unto thee. peace have they not known; there 3°All my delight is upon the is no fear of God before their eyes. I saints that are in the earth, and
3 Have they no knowledge, upon such as excel in virtue.
4 But they that run after ano-God, for thou shalt hear me in. ther god shall have great trouble, cline thine ear to me, and heark.
5 Their drink-offerings of blood en unto my words. will I not offer, neither make 7 Show thy,marvellous lovingmention of their names within kindness, thou that art the Samy lips.
viour of them which put their *6 The Lord himself is the por- trust in thee, from such as resist tion of mine inheritance, and of thy right hand. my cup; thou shalt maintain my 8 Keep me as the apple of an lot.
eye; hide me under the shadow 7 The lot is fallen unto me in of thy wings, a fair ground; yea, I have a 9 From the ungodly, that trougoodly heritage.
ble me; mine enemies compass 8 I will thank the Lord for giv-me round about, to take away my ing me warning; my reins also soul. chasten me in the night season. 10 They are inclosed in their
9 I have set God always before own fat, and their mouth speakme; for he is on my right hand, eth proud things. therefore I shall not fall.
11 They lie waiting in our way 10 Wherefore my heart was on every side, turning their eves glad, and my glory rejoiced; my down to the ground. fesh also shall rest in hope, 12 Like as a lion that is greedy
11 For why? thou shalt not of his prey, and as it were a lion's leave my soul in hell; neither whelp lurking in secret places. shalt thou suffer thy Holy One to 13 Up, Lord, disappoint him, set corruption.
and cast him down ; deliver my 12 Thou shalt show me the soul from the ungodly, which is path of life: in thy presence is a sword of thine: the fulness of joy, and at thy 14 From the men of thy hand, right hand there is pleasure for O Lord, from the men I say, and
from the evil world; which have Psalm 17. Exaudi, Domine. their portion in this life, whose HEse the right, O Lord, con, bellies thou fillest with thy hid hearken unto my prayer, that go- 15 They have children at their eth not out of feigned lips. desire, and leave the rest of their
2 Let my sentence come forth substance for their babes. from thy presence, and let thine 16 But as for me, I will behola eyes look upon the thing that is thy, presence in righteousness; equal.
and when I awake up after thy 3 Thou hast proved and visited likeness, I shall be satisfied with it. mine heart in the night season; EVENING PRAYER. thou hast tried me, and shalt find no wickedness in me; for I am
Psalm 18. Diligam te, Domine. utterly purposed that my mouth I WILL love thee, O Lord, my
4 Because of men's works that stony rock, and my defence, my are done against the words of thy Saviour, my God, and my might, lips, I have kept me from the in whom I will trust; my buckways of the destroyer.
ler, the horn also of my salva. 5 O hold thou úp my goings tion, and my refuge. in thy paths, that my footsteps 2'I will call upon the Lord, slip not.
which is worthy to be praised; so 6 I bave called upon. thee, 0 shall I be safefrom mine enem
3 The sorrows of death com- 18 They prevented me in the passed me, and the overflowings day of my trouble; but the Lord of ungodliness made me afraid. was my upholder.
4 The pains of bell came about 19 He brought me forth also ine; the snares of death overtook into a place of liberty; he brought me.
me forth, even because he had a 5 In my trouble I will call up-favour unto me. on the Lord, and complain unto 20 The Lord shall reward me my God;
after my righteous dealing, ac6 So shall he hear my voice out cording to the cleanness of my of his holy temple, and my com- bands shall he recompense me. plaint shall come before him; it 21 Because I have kept the shall enter even into his ears. ways of the Lord, and have not
7 The earth trembled and forsaken my God, as the wicked quaked, the very foundations also doth. of the hills shook, and were re- 22 For I have an eye unto all moved, because he was wroth. his laws, and will not cast out his
8 There went a smoke out in commandinents from me. lris presence, and a consuming 23 I was also uncorrupt before fire out of his mouth, so that him, and eschewed mine own coals were kindled at it.
wickedness. 9 He bowed the heavens also, 24 Therefore shall the Lord and came down, and it was dark reward me after my righteous under his feet.
dealing and according unto the 10 He rode upon the Cheru-cleanness of my hands in his eyetim, and did fly; he came flying sight. upon the wings of the wind. 25 With, the holy thou shalt
11 He made darkness his se- be holy, and with a perfect man eret place, bis pavilion round thou shalt be perfect. about him with dark water, and 26 With the clean thou shalt thick clouds to cover him. be clean, and with the froward
12 At the brightness of his pre- thou shalt learn frowardness. sence his clouds removed; bail- 27 For thou shalt save the peo. stones and coals of fire.
ple that are in adversity, and 13 The Lord also thundered shalt bring down the high looks out of heaven, and the Highest of the proud. gave his thunder; hail-stones and 28 Thou also shalt light my coals of fire.
candle; the Lord my God shall 14 He sent out his arrows, and make my darkness to be light. scattered them; he cast forth 29 For in thee I sha!l discomfit Lightnings, and destroyed them. an host of men, and with the help
15 The springs of waters were of my God I shall leap over the seen, and the foundations of the wall. round world were discovered at 30 The way of God is an unthy chiding, O Lord, at the blast- defiled way; the word of the ing of the breath of thy displea- Lord also is tried in the fire: he
is the defender of all them that 16 He shall send down from put their trust in him. on high to fetch me, and shall 31 For who is God, but the take me out of many waters. Lord? or who hath any strength,
17 He shall deliver me from except our God? mý strongest enemy, and from 32 It is God that girdeth me them which hate me; for they with strength of war, and maketh are too mighty for me.
my way perfect.
39 Thou hast girded me with The body and the firmament
33 He maketh my feetlike hart's that I be avenged, and subdueth feet, and setteth me up on high. the people unto me.
34 He teacheth mine hands to 49 It is he that delivereth mę áght, and mine arms shall break from my cruel enemies, and seteven a bow of steel.
teth me up above mine adversa. 35 Thou hast given me the de- ries: thou shalt rid me from the fence of thy salvation; thy right wicked man. hand also shall hold me up, and 50 For this cause will I give thy loving correction shall make thanks unto thee, O Lord, among me great.
the Gentiles, and sing praises unto 36 Thou shalt make room thy name. enough under me for to go, that 51 Great prosperity giveth be my footsteps shall not slide. unto his King, and showeth lov.
37 I will follow upon mine en- ing kindness unto David, his emies, and overtake them; nei- Anointed, and unto his seed for ther will I turn again till I have evermore. destroyed them. 38 I will smite them, that they
The fourth Day.
Psalm 19. Cæli enarrant.
2 One day telleth another, and 40 Thou hast made mine ene- one night certifieth another. mies also to turn their backs up- 3 There is neither speech nor on me, and I shall destroy them language ; but their voices are that hate me.
heard among them. 41 They shall cry, but there 4 Their sound is gone out into shall be none to help them; yea, all lands; and their words into even unto the Lord shall they the ends of the world. cry, but he shall not hear them. 5 In them hath he set a taber.
42 I will beat them as small as nacle for the sun; which cometh the dust before the wind: I will forth as a bridegroom out of his cast them out as the clay in the chamber, and rejoiceth as a giant streets.
to run his course. 43 Thou shalt deliver me from 6 It goeth forth from the utterthe strivings of the people, and most part of the heaven, and runthou shalt make me the head of neth about unto the end of it the heathen.
again, and there is nothing hid 44 A people whom I have not from the heat thereof. known shall serve me.
7 The law of the Lord is an unde45 As soon as they hear of filed law, converting the soul; the me, they shall obey me; but the testimony of the Lord is sure, and strange children shall dissemble giveth wisdom unto the simple. with me.
8 The statutes of the Lord aro 46 The strange children shall right, and rejoice the heart; the fail, and be afraid out of their commandment of the Lord is prisons.
pure, and giveth light unto the 47 The Lord liveth; and bless. eyes. ed be my strong helper, and 9 The fear of the Lord is clean, praised be the God of my salva- and endureth for ever; the judgtion:
ments of the Lord are true, and 48 Even the God that seeth righteous altogether.