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16 They have mouths, and speak not ; eyes have they,

but they see not.

17. They have ears, and yet they hear not ; neither is there

any breath in their mouths.
18 They that make them

are like unto them ; and so are all they that put their trust

in them.

19 Praise the Lord, ye house of Israel ; praise the

Lord, ye house of Aaron. 20 Praise the Lord,

the Lord, praise the Lord.

21 Praised be the Lord out of Sion, who dwelleth at Jerusalem.

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Psalm crxxvi. Confitemini

GIVE thanks unto the Lord ; for he is gracious, and his mercy endureth for ever. 2 O give thanks unto the God of all gods; for his mercy chdureth for ever.

ye house of Levi ; ye that fear

3 O thank the Lord of all lords; for his mercy endureth for ever. 4 Who only doeth great wonders; for his mercy endureth for ever. 5 Who by his excellent wisdom made the heavens; for his mercy endureth for ever. 6 Who laid out the earth above the waters; for his mercy endureth for ever. 7 Who hath made great lights; for his mercy endureth for ever; 8 The sun to rule the day : for his mercy endureth for ever ; 9 The moon and the stars to govern the night; for his mercy endureth for ever. 10 Who smote Egypt, with their first born; for his mercy endureth for ever ; }l And brought out Israel from among them ; for his mercy endureth for ever; 12 With a mighty hand and stretched-out arm; for his mercy endureth for ever. 13 Who divided the Red Sea in two parts; for his mercy endureth for ever; 14 And made Israel to go through the midst of it; for his mercy endureth for ever. 15 But as for Pharaoh, and his host, he overthrew them in the Red Sea; for his mercy. endureth for ever. 16 Who led his people through the wilderness; for his mercy endureth for ever. 17 Who smote great kings;

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18 Yea, and slew mighty kings; for his mercy endureth for ever. 19 Sehon, king of the Amorites; for his mercy endureth for ever. “ 20 And Og, the king of Basan; for his mercy endureth for ever. 21 And gave away their land for an heritage; for his mercy endureth for ever; 22 Even for an heritage unto Israel, his servant; for his mercy endureth for ever. 23 Who remembered us when we were in trouble; for his mercy endureth for ever; 24 And hath delivered us from our enemies; for his mercy endureth for ever, 25 Who giveth food to all flesh; for his mercy endureth for ever. 26 O give thanks unto the God of heaven; for his mercy endureth for ever. 27 O give thanks unto the Lord of lords; for his mercy endureth for ever.

Psalm crxxvii. Sufier flumina. B. the waters of Babylon we sat down and wept, when we remembered thee, O Sion. 2 As for our harps, we hanged them up upon the trees that are therein. 3 For they that led us away captive, required of us then a song, and melody in our heaviness: Sing us one of the songs of Sion. 4 How shall we sing the

5 If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning.

6 If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth; yea, if I prefer not Jerusalem in my mirth.

7 Remember the children of Edom, O Lord, in the day of Jerusalem ; how they said, Down with it, down with it, even to the ground. 8. O. daughter of Babylon, wasted with misery; yea, happy shall he be that rewardeth thee as thou hast served us.

9 Blessed shall he be that taketh thy children, and throweth them against the Stones.

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tibi. I WILL give thanks unto thee, O Lord, with my whole heart; even before the gods will I sing praise unto thee. 2 I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy Name, because of thy lovingkindness and truth; for thou hast magnified thy Name and thy word above all things. 3 When I called upon thee, thou heardest me ; and enduedst my soul with much strength. 4 All the kings of the earth shall praise thee, O Lord; for they have heard the words of thy mouth. 5 Yea, they shall sing in the ways of the Lord, that great is the glory of the Lord.

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Lord, thou hast searched me out, and known me ; thou knowest my down-sitting, and mine up-rising ; thou understandest my thoughts long before. 2 Thou art about my path, and about my bed; and spiest out all my ways. 3 For lo, there is not a word in my tongue, but thou, O Lord, knowest it altogether. 4 Thou hast fashioned me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me. 5 Such knowledge is too wonderful and excellent for me ; I cannot attain unto it. 6 Whither shall I go then from thy Spirit, or whither shall I go then from thy presence 2 7 If I climb up into heaven, thou art there ; if I go down

8 If I take the wings of the morning, and remain in the uttermost part of the sea; 9 Even there also shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me. 10 If I say, Peradventure the darkness shall cover me; then shall my night be turned to day. 1 1 Yea, the darkness is no darkness with thee, but the night is as clear as the day; the darkness and light to thee are both alike. 12 For my reins are thine; thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb. 13 I will give thanks unto thee, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works, and that my soul knoweth right well. 14 My bones are not hid from thee, though I be made secretly, and fashioned beneath in the earth. 15 Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being imperfect; and in thy book were all my members written; 16 Which day by day were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them. 17 How dear are thy counsels unto me, O God ; O how great is the sum of them 1 18 If I tell them, they are more in number than the sand; when I wake up, I am present with thee. 19 Wilt thou not slay the wicked, O God? depart from me, ye blood-thirsty men. 20 For they speak unrigh

to hell, thou art there also.

teously against thee; and

thine enemies take thy Name
in vain.
21 Do not I hate them, O
Lord, that hate thee 3 and am
not I grieved with those that
rise up against thee?
22 Yea, I hate them right
sore; even as though they
were mine enemies.
23 Try me, O God, and
seek the ground of my heart;
prove me, and examine my
24 Look well if there be
any way of wickedness in me;
and lead me in the way ever-

Psalm crl. Erifle me, Domine.

ELIVER me, O Lord,
from the evil man; and

preserve me from the wicked

2 Who imagine mischief in their hearts, and stir up strife all the day long.

3 They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent ; adder's poison is under their lips.

4 Keep me, O Lord, from the hands of the ungodly; preserve me from the wicked men, who are purposed to overthrow my goings. 5 The proud have laid a snare for me, and spread a net abroad with cords; yea, and set traps in my way.

6 I said unto the Lord, Thou art my God; hear the voice of my prayers, O Lord.

7 O Lord God, thou strength of my health ; thou hast covered my head in the day of battle.

8 Let not the ungodly have his desire, O Lord; let not his mischievous imagination prosper, lest they be too proud. 9 Let the mischief of their own lips fall upon the head of them that compass me about.

10 Let hot burning coals fall upon them ; let them be cast into the fire, and into the pit, that they never rise up again.

11 A man full of words shall not prosper upon the earth : evil shall hunt the wicked person, to overthrow him.

12 Sure l am that the Lord will avenge the poor, and maintain the cause of the helpless.

13 The righteous also shall give thanks unto thy Name ; and the just shall continue in thy sight.

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ORD, I call upon thee;

haste thee unto me, and consider my voice, when I cry unto thee. 2 Let my prayer be set forth in thy sight as the incense ; and let the listing up of my hands be an evening sacrifice. 3 Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth, and keep the door of my lips. 4 O let not mine heart be inclined to any evil thing; let me not be occupied in ungodly works with the men that work wickedness, lest I eat of such things as please them.

5 Let the righteous rather

smite me friendly, and reprove me.

6 Butlet not their precious balms break my head; yea, I will pray yet against their wickedness. 7 Let their judges be overthrown in the stony places, that they may hear my words; for they are sweet. 8 Our bones lie scattered before the pit, like as when one breaketh and heweth wood upon the earth. 9 But mine eyes look unt thee, O Lord God; in thee is my trust; O cast not out my soul. 10 Keep me from the sunre that they have laid for me, and from the traps of the wicked doers. ll Let the ungodly fall into their own nets together, and let me ever escape them.

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CRIED unto the Lord with my voice; yea, even unto the Lord did I make m supplication. 2 I poured out my complaints before him, and showed him of my trouble. 3 When my spirit was in heaviness, thou knowest my path; in the way wherein I walked, have they privily laid a snare for me. , 4 I looked also upon my right hand, and saw there was no man that would know me. 5 I had no place to flee unto, and no man cared for my soul. 6 I cried unto thee, O Lord,

and said, Thou art my hope, and my portion in the land of the living. 7 Consider my complaint; for I am brought very low. 8 O deliver me from my persecutors, for they are too strong for me. 9 Bring my soul out of prison, that I may give thanks unto thy Name; which thing if thou wilt grant me, then shall the righteous resort unto my company.

Psalm crliii. Domine, eraudi.

H EAR my prayer, O Lord; I and consider my desire ; hearken unto me for thy truth and righteousness' sake. 2 And enter not into judgment with thy servant; for in thy sight shall no man living be justified. 3 For the enemy hath persecuted my soul; he hath smitten my life down to the ground ; he hath laid me in the darkness, as the men that have been long dead. 4 Therefore is my spirit vexed within me, and my heart within me is desolate. 5 Yet do I remember the time past ; I muse upon all thy works; yea, I exercise myself in the works of thy hands. 6 I stretch forth my hands unto thee; my soul gaspeth unto thee as a thirsty land. 7 Hear me, O Lo, l, and that soon; for my spirit waxeth faint: hide not thy face from me, lest I be like unto them that go down into the pit,

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