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11 Let them be confounded | I sing unto thee; and so will and perish, that are against my my soul, whom thou hast delisoul ; let them be covered with vered. shame and dishonour, that seek 22 My tongue also shall talk to do me evil.

of thy righteousness all the day 12 As for me, I will patiently long; for they are confounded abide alway, and will praise thee and brought unto shame, that more and more.

seek to do me evil. 13 My mouth shall daily

Psalm 72. Deus, judicium. speak of thy righteousness and salvation ; for I know no end GIVE the king thy judgthereof.

ments, O God, and thy right14 I will go forth in the eousness unto the king's son. strength of the LORD God, and 2 Then shall he judge thy will make mention of thy right- people according unto right, and eousness only.

defend the poor. 15 Thou, O God, hast taught 3 The mountains also shall me from my youth up until bring peace, and the little hills now; therefore will I tell of righteousness unto the people. thy wondrous works.

4 He shall keep the simple 16 Forsake me not, O God, folk by their right, defend the in mine old age, when I am children of the poor, and punish grey-headed, until I have the wrong doer. showed thy strength unto this 5 They shall fear thee as generation, and thy power to long as the sun and moon all them that are yet for to endureth, from one generation

to another. 17 Thy righteousness, O 6 He shall come down like God, is very high, and great the rain into a fleece of wool, things are they that thou hast even as the drops that water done: O God, who is like unto the earth. thee!

7 In his time shall the right18 O what great troubles and eous flourish; yea, and abundadversities hast thou showed ance of peace, so long as the me! and yet didst thou turn and moon endureth. refresh me; yea, and broughtest 8 His dominion shall be also me from the deep of the earth from the one sea to the other, again.

and from the flood unto the 19 Thou hast brought me to world's end. great honour, and comforted 9 They that dwell in the me on every side :

wilderness shall kneel before 20 Therefore will I praise him ; his enemies shall lick the thee, and thy faithfulness, o dust. God, playing upon an instru- 10 The kings of Tharsis and ment of music: unto thee will I of the isles shall give presents ; sing upon the harp, thou the kings of Arabia and Saba holy One of Israel.

shall bring gifts. 21 My lips will be fain when 11 All kings shall fall down


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before him; all nations shall the ungodly in such prosdo him service.

perity. 12. For he shall deliver the 4 For they are in no peril of poor when he crieth; the death ; but are lusty and strong. needy also, and him that hath 5 They come in no misforno helper.

tune like other folk; neither 13 He shall be favourable to are they plagued like other men. the simple and needy, and shall 6 And this is the cause that preserve the souls of the poor. they are so holden with pride,

14 He shall deliver their and overwhelmed with cruelty. souls from falsehood and wrong; 7 Their eyes swell with fatand dear shall their blood be in ness, and they do even what his sight.

they lust. 15 He shall live, and unto 8 They corrupt other, and him shall be given of the gold speak of wicked blasphemy; of Arabia ; prayer shall be made their talking is against the Most ever unto him, and daily shall High. he be praised.

9 For they stretch forth their 16 There shall be an heap of mouth unto the heaven, and corn in the earth, high upon the their tongue goeth through the hills; his fruit shall shake like world. Libanus, and shall be green in 10 Therefore fall the people the city like grass upon the unto them, and thereout suck earth.

they no small advantage. 17 His name shall endure for 11 Tush, say they, how ever; his name shall remain should God perceive it? is there under the sun amongst the pos- knowledge in the Most High? terities, which shall be blessed 12 Lo, these are the ungodly: through him; and all the these prosper in the world ; and heathen shall praise him. these have

riches in possession : 18 Blessed be the Lord God, and I said, Then have I cleansed even the God of Israel, which my heart in vain, and washed only doeth wondrous things ; mine hands in innocency:

19 And blessed be the name 13 All the day long have I of his majesty for ever : and all been punished, and chastened the earth shall be filled with his every morning. majesty. Amen, Amen.

14 Yea, and I had almost said even as they ; but lo, then I


should have condemned the Psalm 73. Quam bonus Israel !

generation of thy children. TRULY God is loving unto 15 Then thought I to underIsrael; even unto such as are stand this ; but it was too hard of a clean heart.

2 Nevertheless, my feet were 16 Until I went into the almost gone, my treadings had sanctuary of God: then under. well nigh slipt.

stood I the end of these men; 3 And why? I was grieved 17 Namely, how thou dost at the wicked : I do also see set them in slippery places, and


for me,

castest them down and destroy- 3 Think upon the tribe of est them.

thine inheritance, and mount 18 O how suddenly do they Sion, wherein thou hast dwelt consume, perish, and come to a 4 Lift up thy feet, that thou fearful end !

mayest utterly destroy every 19 Yea, even like as a dream enemy, which hath done evil in when one awaketh ; 80 shalt thy sanctuary. thou make their image to vanish

5 Thine adversaries roar in out of the city.

the midst of thy congregations, 20 Thus my heart was and set up their banners for grieved, and it went even tokens. through my reins.

6 He that hewed timber afore 21 So foolish was I, and out of the thick trees, was ignorant, even as it were a known to bring it to an excelbeast before thee.

lent work; 22 Nevertheless, I am alway 7 But now they break down by thee; for thou hast holden all the carved work thereof me by my right hand.

with axes and hammers. 23 Thou shalt guide me with 8 They have set fire upon thy thy counsel, and after that holy places, and have defiled receive me with glory.

the dwelling-place of thy name, 24 Whom have I in heaven even unto the ground. but thee? and there is none 9 Yea, they said in their apon earth that I desire in hearts, Let us make havock of comparison of thee.

them altogether: thus have 25 My flesh and my heart they burnt up all the houses of faileth ; but God is the strength God in the land. of my heart, and my portion for 10 We see not our tokens ;

there is not one prophet more; 26 For lo, they that forsake no, not one is there among us, thee shall perish ; thou hast that understandeth any more. destroyed all them that commit 11 O God, how long shall the fornication against thee, adversary do this dishonour ?

27 But it is good for me to how long shall the enemy blashold me fast by God, to put my pheme thy name? for ever? trust in the LORD God, and to 12 Why withdrawest thou speak of all thy works in the thy hand ? why pluckest thou gates of the daughter of Sion. not thy right hand out of thy

bosom, to consume the enemy? PSALM 74. Ut quid, Deus ?

13 For God is my King of

old; the help that is done upon O GOD, wherefore art thou earth, he doeth it himself. absent from us so long ? why 14 Thou didst divide the sea is thy wrath so hot against the through thy power; thou braksheep of thy pasture?

est the heads of the dragons in 20 think upon thy congre- the waters. gation, whom thou hast pur- 15 Thou smotest the heads of chased, and redeemed of old. leviathan in pieces, and gavest


him to be meat for the people gation, I shall judge according in the wilderness.

unto right. 16 Thou broughtest out foun- 4 The earth is weak, and all tains, and waters out of the hard the inhabiters thereof: I bear rocks; thou driedst up mighty up the pillars of it. waters.

5 I said unto the fools, Deal 17 The day is thine, and the not so madly; and to the un night is thine; thou hast pre- godly, Set not up your

horn. pared the light and the sun. 6 Set not up your horn on

18 Thou hast set all the high, and speak not with a stiff borders of the earth; thou hast neck; made summer and winter.

7 For promotion cometh nei. 19 Remember this, O LORD, ther from the east, nor from the how the enemy hath rebuked; west, nor yet from the south. and how the foolish people hath 8 And why ? God is the blasphemed thy name. Judge; he putteth down one,

20 O deliver not the soul of and setteth up another. thy turtle-dove unto the multi- 9 For in the hand of the tude of the enemies ; and forget LORD there is a cup, and the not the congregation of the wine is red; it is full mixt, and poor for ever.

he poureth out of the same. 21 Look upon the covenant; 10 As for the dregs thereof, for all the earth is full of dark- all the ungodly of the earth ness and cruel habitations. shall drink them, and suck

22 O let not the simple go them out. away ashamed; but let the poor 11 But I will talk of the God and needy give praise unto thy of Jacob, and praise him for

ever. 23 Arise, O God, maintain 12 All the horns of the un, thine own cause; remember how godly also will I break, and the the foolish man blasphemeth horns of the righteous shall be thee daily.

exalted. 24 Forget not the voice of thine enemies: the presumption

PSALM 76. Notus in Judæa. of them that hate thee increas- IN Jewry is God known; his eth ever more and more.

name is great in Israel.

2 At Salem is his tabernacle, THE FIFTEENTH DAY.

and his dwelling in Sion.

3 There brake he the arrows

of the bow, the shield, the PSALM 75. Confitebimur tibi,

sword, and the battle. UNTO thee, O God, do we 4 Thou art of more honour give thanks; yea, unto thee do and might than the hills of the we give thanks.

robbers. 2 Thy name also is so nigh; 5 The proud are robbed ; and that do thy wondrous works they have slept their sleep; and declare.

all the men whose hands were 3 When I receive the congre- ! mighty, have found nothing.



upon earth.

6 At thy rebuke, O God of 7 Will the LORD absent him. Jacob, both the chariot and self for ever? and will he be no horse are fallen.

more intreated ? 7 Thou, even thou art to be 8 Is his mercy clean gone feared ; and who may stand in for ever? and is his promise thy sight, when thou art angry? come utterly to an end for

8 Thou didst cause thy judg- evermore. ment to be heard from heaven; 9 Hath God forgotten to be the earth trembled, and was gracious ? and will he shut up still,

his loving kindness in dis9 When Gop arose to judg- pleasure ? ment, and to help all the meek 10 And I said, It is mine own

infirmity ; but I will remember 10 The fierceness of man the years of the right hand of shall turn to thy praise, and the the Most Highest. fierceness of them shalt thou 11 I will remember the works refrain.

of the LORD, and call to mind 11 Promise unto the LORD the wonders of old time. your God, and keep it, all ye 12 I will think also of all thy that are round about him; bring works, and my talking shall be presents unto him that ought to of thy doings. be feared.

13 Thy way, O God, is holy; 12 He shall refrain the spirit who is so great a God as our of princes, and is wonderful God? among the kings of the earth. 14 Thou art the God that

doeth wonders, and hast dePSALM 17. Vase mea ad Dominum,

clared thy power among the I WILL cry unto God with people. my voice; even unto God will 15 Thou hast mightily deI cry with my voice, and he livered thy people, even the shall hearken unto me.

sons of Jacob and Joseph. 2 In the time of my trouble 16 The waters saw thee, O I sought the LORD: my sore God, the waters saw thee, and ran, and ceased not in the night. were afraid ; the depths also season; my soul refused comfort. were troubled.

3 When I am in heaviness, I 17 The clouds poured out will think upon God; when my water, the air thundered, and heart is vexed, I will complain. thine arrows went abroad.

4 Thou holdest mine eyes 18 The voice of thy thunder waking: I am so feeble that I was heard round about: the cannot speak.

lightnings shone upon the 5 I have eonsidered the days ground; the earth was moved, of old, and the years that are and shook withal. past.

19 Thy way is in the sea, 6 I call to remembrance my and thy paths in the great song, and in the night I com- waters, and thy footsteps are mune with mine own heart, and not known. search out my spirits.

20 Thou leddest thy people

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