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and thou hast said: Be converted, O ye sons of men.


4 For a thousand years in thy sight are as yesterday, which is past.

4 He will overshadow thee with his shoul ders and under his wings thou shalt trust. 5 His truth shall compass thee with a shield: thou shalt not be afraid of the terror of the night;

And as a watch in the night, 5 things that are counted nothing, shall their years be. 6 Of the arrow that flieth in the day; 6 In the morning man shall grow up like of the business that walketh about in the grass; in the morning he shall flourish and dark; of invasion, or of the noon-day devil. pass away; in the evening he shall fall, grow 7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and dry, and wither. ten thousand at thy right hand: but it shall

7 For in thy wrath we have fainted away;not come nigh thee. and are troubled in thy indignation.

8 Thou hast set our iniquities before thy eyes; our life in the light of thy counte


9 For all our days are spent; and in thy wrath we have fainted away.

Our years shall be considered as a spider: 10 the days of our years in them are score and ten years.

But if in the strong they be fourscore years: and what is more of them is labour and sorrow.

10 There shall no evil come to thee: nor shall the scourge come near thy dwelling.

11 For he hath given his Angels charge three-over thee; to keep thee in all thy ways.

12 In their hands they shall bear thee up; lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.

13 Thou shalt walk upon the asp and the basilisk: and thou shalt trample under foot the lion and the dragon.

14 Because he hoped in me, I will deliver him: I will protect him, because he hath known my name.

15 He shall cry to me, and I will hear him: I am with him in tribulation: I will in-||deliver him, and I will glorify him.

16 I will fill him with length of days: and
I will shew him my salvation.
Bonum est confiteri.

15 We have rejoiced for the days in which thou hast humbled us; for the years in which we have seen evils.

God is to be praised for his wondrous works. 1 A psalm of a canticle on the sabbath-day. T is good give praise to the Lord;


16 Look upon thy servants and upon their land to sing to thy name, O Most High:

For mildness is come upon us :† and we shall be corrected.

11 Who knoweth the power of thy anger, and for thy fear 12 can number thy wrath So make thy right hand known, and men learned in heart in wisdom.

13 Return, O Lord, how long? and be treated in favour of thy servants.

14 We are filled in the morning with thy mercy: and we have rejoiced, and are delighted all our days.

8 But thou shalt consider with thy eyes; and shalt see the reward of the wicked.

9 Because thou, O Lord, art my hope: thou hast made the Most High thy refuge.

works; and direct their children.

3 To shew forth thy mercy in the morn

17 And let the brightness of the Lording, and thy truth in the night: our God be upon us: and direct thou the works of our hands over us; yea the work the psaltery; with a canticle upon the harp. of our hands do thou direct.

4 Upon an instrument of ten strings, upon

Qui habitat.

5 For thou hast given me, Ò Lord, a delight in thy doings: and in the works of thy hands I shall rejoice.

The just is secure under the protection of God. 1 The praise of a canticle for David.


HE that dwelleth in the aid of the Most

High, shall abide under the protection of the God of Jacob.

2 He shall say to the Lord: thou art my protector, and my refuge: my God, in him will I trust.

6 O Lord, how great are thy works! thy thoughts are exceeding deep.

7 The senseless man shall not know: nor will the fool understand these things.

8 When the wicked shall spring up as grass: and all the workers of iniquity shall appear,

That they may perish for ever and ever:

3 For he hath delivered me from the snare 9 but thou, O Lord, art Most High for everof the hunters, and from the sharp word.

As a spider. As frail and weak as a spider's web; and miserable withal, whilst, like a spider, we spend our bowels in weaving webs to catch flies.


10 For behold, thy enemies, O Lord, for behold thy enemies shall perish: and all the workers of iniquity shall be scattered.

11 But my horn shall be exalted like that of the unicorn: and my old age in plentiful mercy.

Mildness is come upon us, &c. God's mildness corrects us; inasmuch as he deals 12 My eye also hath looked down upon kindly with us, in shortening the days of this my enemies and my ear shall hear of the miserable life; and so weaning our affections downfal of the malignant that rise up against from all its transitory enjoyments, and teach-me. ing us true wisdom.

13 The just shall flourish like the palm

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1 THE Lord is the God to whom revenge

belongeth: the God of revenge hath acted freely.

2 Lift up thyself, thou that judgest the earth render a reward to the proud.

3 How long shall sinners, O Lord, how long shall sinners glory?

4 Shall they utter, and speak iniquity: shall all speak who work injustice?

5 Thy people, O Lord, they have brought low and they have afflicted thy inheri

7 And they have said: The Lord shall not see: neither shall the God of Jacob understand.

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Deus ultionum.

God shall judge and punish the oppressors of An invitation to adore and serve God, and to his people. A psalm for David himself, on the fourth day of the week.

hear his voice. Praise of a canticle for David himself. OME, let us praise the Lord with joy :

us to God our

8 Understand, ye senseless among the people and you fools, be wise at last. :

18 If I said: My foot is moved; thy mercy, O Lord, assisted me.

9 He that planted the ear, shall he not hear? or he that formed the eye, doth he not consider?

19 According to the multitude of my sorrows in my heart, thy comforts have given joy to my soul.

20 Doth the seat of iniquity stick to thee, who framest labour in commandment?

21 They will hunt after the soul of the just, and will condemn innocent blood.

22 But the Lord is my refuge; and my God the help of my hope.

23 And he will render them their iniquity and in their malice he will destroy them: the Lord our God will destroy them. PSALM XCIV. Venite, exultemus.



* Rest from the evil days. That thou mayst

6 They have slain the widow and the mitigate the sorrows, to which he is exstranger: and they have murdered the fa-posed, during the short and evil days of his therless. mortality.


2 Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving; and make a joyful noise to him with psalms.

3 For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods.

4 For in his hand are all the ends of the earth and the heights of the mountains are his.


† Until justice be turned into judgment, &c. By being put in execution; which will be agreeable to all the upright in heart.

Doth the seat of iniquity stick to thee, &c. That is, wilt thou, O God, who art always just, admit of the seat of iniquity; that is, of injustice, or unjust judges, to have any partnership with thee? Thou who framest,

10 He that chastiseth nations, shall he or makest, labour in commandment, that is, not reluke: he that teacheth man know-thou who obligest us to labour with all dililedge? gence to keep thy commandments,

5 For the sea is his, and he made it: and his hands formed the dry land.

6 Come, let us adore and fall down, and weep before the Lord that made us.

7 For he is the Lord our God: and we are the people of his pasture and the sheep of his hand.

10 Forty years long was I offended with that generation, and I said: These always err in heart.

8 To-day if you shall hear his voice, har-1 den not your hearts:


9 As in the provocation, according to the day of the where your fathers tempted me, they proved me, and saw my works.

6 Praise and beauty are before him; ho-|| liness and majesty in his sanctuary.

7 Bring ye to the Lord, O ye kindreds of the gentiles, bring ye to the Lord glory and honour: 8 bring to the Lord glory unto his


He shall judge the world with justice,
and the people with his truth.
Dominus regnavit.

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All are invited to rejoice at the glorious coming and reign of Christ.

For the same David, when his land was restored again to him.


Lord hath reigned; let the earth rejoice: let many be glad. 2 Clouds and darkness are round about him: justice and judgment are the establishment of his throne.

11 And these men have not known my ways: so I swore in my wrath that they shall not enter into my rest.

Cantate Domino.

An exhortation to praise God for the coming
of Christ and his kingdom.

1 A canticle for David himself, when the
house was built* after the captivity.
ING ye to the Lord a new canticle:
sing to the Lord, all the earth.
2 Sing ye to the Lord, and bless his
name: shew forth his salvation from day to


3 Declare his glory among the gentiles;ingly above all gods. his wonders among all people.

10 You that love the Lord, hate evil: the

4 For the Lord is great, and exceedingly Lord preserveth the souls of his saints: he to be praised: he is to be feared above all will deliver them out of the hand of the singods.


5 For all the gods of the gentiles are devils: but the Lord made the heavens.

3 A fire shall go before him, and shall burn his enemies round about.

Then shall all the trees of the woods rejoice 13 before the face of the Lord, cause he cometh; because he cometh to judge the earth.

4 His lightnings have shone forth to the world: the earth saw, and trembled.

5 The mountains melted like wax, at the presence of the Lord; at the presence of the Lord, all the earth.

all people saw his glory.
6 The heavens declared his justice: and

7 Let them be all confounded that adore

graven things, and that glory in their idols.

Adore him, all you his Angels: 8 Sion heard, and was glad.

And the daughters of Juda rejoiced, because of thy judgments, O Lord.

9 For thou art the most high Lord over all the earth: thou art exalted exceed

Cantate Domino.

Bring up sacrifices, and come into his All are again invited to praise the Lord, for courts: 9 adore ye the Lord in his holy court.

Let all the earth be moved at his presence. 10 Say ye among the gentiles: The Lord hath reigned.

the victories of Christ. 1 A psalm for David himself. ING ye to the Lord a new canticle: be

For he hath corrected the world, which shall not be moved: he will judge the peo-vation, and his arm is holy. ple with justice.

11 Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad let the sea be moved, and the fulness thereof: 12 the fields and all things that are in them shall be joyful.

11 Light is risen to the just, and joy to the right of heart.

12 Rejoice, ye just, in the Lord: and ness. give praise to the remembrance of his holi

His right hand hath wrought for him sal

The Lord hath made known his salvation: he hath revealed his justice in the sight of the gentiles.

3 He hath remembered his mercy and his truth toward the house of Israel.

All the ends of the earth have seen the be-salvation of God.

4 Sing joyfully to God, all the earth: make melody, rejoice and sing.

5 Sing praise to the Lord on the harp,

When the house was built, &c. Alluding to that time, and then ordered to be * Clouds and darkness. The coming of sung: but principally relating to the build-Christ in the clouds with great terror and ing of the church of Christ, after our re-majesty to judge the world, is here prophedemption from the captivity of satan. sied.

on the harp, and with the voice of a psalm: them: 7 he spoke to them in the pillar of 6 with long trumpets, and sound of cornet, the cloud.

dwell therein.

Make a joyful noise before the Lord our They kept his testimonies, and the comking: 7 let the sea be moved, and the ful-mandment which he gave them. ness thereof; the world, and they that 8 Thou didst hear them, O Lord our God: thou wast a merciful God to them, and 8 The rivers shall clap their hands, the taking vengeance on all their inventions. mountains shall rejoice together 9 at the 9 Exalt ye the Lord our God, and adore presence of the Lord; because he cometh at his holy mountain: for the Lord our God to judge the earth. is holy.

He shall judge the world with justice, and the people with equity.


Dominus regnavit.

Jubilate Deo.

All are invited to rejoice in God the creator
of all.

1 A psalm of praise.

The reign of the Lord in Sion; that is, of 2 serve ye the Lord with gladness.

ING joyfully to God, all the earth:

Come in before his presence with exceeding great joy.

3 Know ye that the Lord he is God: he made us, and not we ourselves.

Christ in his Church.

1 A psalm for David himself.

HE Lord hath reigned, let the people

rubims: let the earth be moved.

2 The Lord is great in Sion, and high above all people.

3 Let them give praise to thy great name for it is terrible and holy: 4 and the king's honour loveth judgment.†


Thou hast prepared directions: thou hast done judgment and justice in Jacob.

5 Exalt ye the Lord our God, and adore his foot-stool, for it is holy.

Misericordiam & judicium.

6 Moses and Aaron among his priests: The prophet exhorteth all by his example, to and Samuel among them that call upon his


They called upon the Lord, and he heard

follow mercy and justice. 1 A psalm for David himself. ERCY and judgment I will sing to thee, O Lord:

We are his people and the sheep of his pasture. 4 Go ye into his gates with praise, into his courts with hymns: and give glory to him.

Praise ye his name: 5 for the Lord is sweet, his mercy endureth for ever, and his truth to generation and generation. PSALM C.


Let the people be angry. Though many I will sing, 2 and I will understand** in enemies rage, and the whole earth be stir-the unspotted way, when thou shalt come red up to oppose the reign of Christ, heto me. shall still prevail.

Loveth judgment. Requireth discretion.
Directions. Most right and just laws to

I walked in the innocence of my heart, in the midst of my house.

3 I did not set before my eyes any unjust direct men. thing: I hated the workers of iniquities. § Adore his foot-stool. The ark of the 4 The perverse heart did not cleave to covenant was called, in the old testament, me: and the malignant, that turned aside God's foot-stool: over which he was under-from me, I would not know.

stood to sit, on his propitiatory, or mercy. 5 The man that in private detracted his seat, as on a throne, between the wings of neighbour, him did I persecute.

the cherubims, in the sanctuary: to which With him that had a proud eye, and an the children of Israel paid a great venera-unsatiable heart, I would not eat. tion. But as this psalm evidently relates to 6 My eyes were upon the faithful of the Christ, and the new testament, where the earth, to sit with me: the man that walked ark has no place, the holy fathers under- in the perfect way, he served me. stand this text, of the worship paid by the 7 He that worketh pride shall not dwell church to the body and blood of Christ in in the midst of my house: he that speaketh the sacred mysteries: inasmuch as the hu- unjust things did not prosper before my eyes. manity of Christ is, as it were, the footstool 8 In the morning I put to death all the of the divinity. So St. Ambrose, L. 3. de Spiritu Sancto, c. 12; and St. Augustine All their inventions. That is, all the upon this psalm. enterprizes of their enemies against them,

Moses and Aaron among his priests. By as in the case of Core, Dathan and Abiron. this it is evident, that Moses also was a ** I will understand, &c. That is, I will priest, and indeed the chief priest, inas- apply my mind, I will do my endeavour, to much as he consecrated Aaron, and offered know and to follow the perfect way of thy sacrifice for him. Leviticus viii. So that commandments: not trusting to my own his pre-eminence over Aaron makes noth-strength, but relying on thy coming to me by ing for lay-church headship. thy grace.

earth, and the unjust, so that they be no people; and to deal deceitfully with his more: 0 my soul, bless thou the Lord.



26 He sent Moses his servant; Aaron the man whom he had chosen.

Confitemini Domino.

27 He gave them power to shew his A thanksgiving to God for his benefits to his signs, and his wonders in the land of Cham. people Israel. Alleluia.

28 He sent darkness, and made it obscure and grieved not his words.†

IVE glory to the Lord, and call upon his name; declare his deeds among the gentiles.


29 He turned their waters into blood, and destroyed their fish.

2 Sing to him, yea sing praises to him: relate all his wondrous works.

3 Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice, that seek the Lord.

5 Remember his marvellous works which he hath done; his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth.

4 Seek ye the Lord, and be strengthen-fire in their land. ed: seek his face evermore.

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30 Their land brought forth frogs, in the inner chambers of their kings.

17 He sent a man before them; Joseph, who was sold for a slave.

31 He spoke, and there came divers sorts of flies, and cinifest in all their coasts. 22 He gave them hail for rain, a burning

33 And he destroyed their vineyards and their fig-trees: and he broke in pieces the trees of their coasts.

34 He spoke, and the locust came, and the bruchus,§ of which there was no number.

35 And they devoured all the grass in their land, and consumed all the fruit of their ground.

36 And he slew all the first born in their land; the first fruits of all their labour.

37 And he brought them out with silver and gold: and there was not among their tribes one that was feeble.

38 Egypt was glad when they departed : for the fear of them lay upon them.

39 He spread a cloud for their protection, and fire to give them light in the night.

40 They asked, and the quail came: and he filled them with the bread of heaven.

41 He opened the rock, and waters flowed: rivers ran down in the dry land.

42 Because he remembered his holy word, which he had spoken to his servant Abraham.

43 And he brought forth his people with joy, and his chosen with gladness.

44 And he gave them the lands of the gentiles: and they possessed the labours of the people:

45 That they might observe his justifications, and seek after his law.

18 They humbled his feet in fetters: the iron pierced his soul, 19 until his word


(who is never the author of sin) moved the

The word of the Lord inflamed him. 20 Egyptians to hate and persecute his peoThe king sent, and he released him; the ple; but that the Egyptians took occasion of ruler of the people, and he set him at li-hating and envying them, from the sight of berty. the benefits which God bestowed upon

21 He made him master of his house, and them. ruler of all his possession.

22 That he might instruct his princes as himself, and teach his ancients wisdom.

+ Grieved not his words: That is, he was not wanting to fulfil his words: or he did not grieve his words, that is, his sons, the children of Israel, who enjoyed light whilst the Egyptians were oppressed with dark

Cinifes. See the annotation, Exod. viii.


§ Bruchus, an insect of the locust kind. His justifications. That is, his .com

He turned their heart, &c. Not that Godmandments; which here and in many other

23 And Israel went into Egypt; and Jacob was a sojourner in the land of Cham. 24 And he increased his people exceed-ness. ingly; and strengthened them over their


25 He turned their heart to hate his

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