16 The countenance of the Lord 8 Let a sudden destruction come is against them that do evil, to root upon him unawares, and his net out the remembrance of them from that he hath laid privily catch himthe earth.

self; that he may fall into his own 17 The righteous cry, and the mischief. Lord heareth them, and delivereth 9 And my soul be joyful in the them out of all their troubles. Lord; it shall rejoice in his salva

18 The Lord is nigh unto them tion. that are of a contrite heart, and 10 All my bones shall say, Lord, will save such as be of an humble who is like unto thee, who deliverspirit.

est the poor from him that is too 19 Great are the troubles of the strong for him; yea, the poor, and righteous; but the Lord delivereth him that is in misery, from him him out of all.

that spoileth him? 20 He keepeth all his bones, so 11 False witnesses did rise up: that not one of them is broken. they laid to my charge things that

21 But misfortune shall slay the I knew not. ungodly; and they that hate the 12 They rewarded me evil for righteous shall be desolate. good, to the great discomfort of my

22 The Lord delivereth the souls soul. of his servants; and all they that 13 Nevertheless, when they put their trust in hiin shall not be were sick, I put on sackcloth, and destitute.

humbled my soul with fasting, and

my prayer shall turn into mine own The seventh Day. bosom. MORNING PRAYER. 14 I behaved myself as though Psalm 35. Judica me, Domine. it had been my friend or my broLEADthou my cause, O Lord, ther; I went heavily, as one that

with them that strive with mourneth for his mother. me, and fight thou against them 15 But in mine adversity they that fight against me.

rejoiced, and gathered themselves 2 Lay hand upon the shield and together ; yea, the very abjects buckler, and stand up to help me. came together against me

3 Bring forth the spear, and stop wares, making mouths at me, and the way against them that perse- ceased not. cute me: say unto my soul, I am 16 With the flatterers were busy thy salvation.

mockers, who gnashed upon me 4 Let them be confounded, and with their teeth. put to shame, that seek after my 17 Lord, how long wilt thou soul ; let them be turned back, and look upon this ? O deliver my soul brought to confusion, that imagine from the calamities which they mischief for me.

bring on me, and my darling from 5 Let them be as the dust before the lions. the wind, and the Angel of the 18 So will I give thee thanks in Lord scattering them.

the great congregation; I will praise 6 Let their way be dark and thee among much people. slippery, and let the Angel of the 19 O let not them that are mine Lord persecute them.

enemies triumph over me ungodly; 7 For they have privily laid their neither let them wink with their net to destroy me without a cause; eyes, that hate me without a cause. yea, even without à cause have 20 And why? their communing they made a pit for my soul. jis not for peace ; but they imagine



deceitful words against them that judgments are like the great deep. are quiet in the land.

7 Thou, Lord, shalt save both 21 They gaped upon me with man and beast: how excellent is their mouths, and said, Fie on thee, thy mercy, O God: and the chilfie on thee, we saw it with our eyes. dren of men shall put their trust

22 This thou hast seen, O Lord; under the shadow of thy wings. hold not thy tongue then; go not 8 They shall be satisfied with far from me, O Lord.

the plenteousness of thy house 23 Awake and stand up to judge and thou shalt give them drink of my quarrel; avenge thou my cause, thy pleasures, as out of the river. my God and my Lord.

9 For with thee is the well of 24 Judge me, O Lord my God, life; and in thy light shall we see according to thy righteousness, and light. let them not triumph over me.

10 O continue forth thy loving 25 Let them not say in their kindness unto them that know hearts, There, there, so would we thee, and thy righteousness unto have it; neither let them say, We them that are true of heart. have devoured him.

11 let not the foot of pride 26 Let them be put to confusion come against me; and let not the and shame together, that rejoice at hand of the ungodly cast me down. my trouble; let them be clothed 12 There are they fallen, all that with rebuke and dishonour, that work wickedness; they are cast boast themselves against me. down, and shall not be able to stand.

27 Let them be glad and rejoice, EVENING PRAYER. that favour my righteous dealing; Psalm 37. Noli æmulari. yea, let them say alway, Blessed TRET not thyself because of be the Lord, who hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant. envious against the evil doers:

28 And as for my tongue, it shall 2 For they shall soon be cut be talking of thy righteousness, down like the grass, and be witherand of thy praise, all the day long. ed even as the green herb.

Psalm 36. Dicit injustus. 3 Put thou thy trust in the Lord, Y heart showeth me the wick- and be doing good: dwell in the

edness of the ungodly, that land, and verily thou shalt be fed. there is no fear of God before his 4 Delight thou in the Lord, and eyes.

he shall give thee thy heart's desire. 2 For he flattereth himself in 5 Commit thy way unto the his own sight, until his abominable Lord, and put thy trust in him, sin be found out.

and he shall bring it to pass. 3 The words of his mouth are 6 He shall make thy righteousunrighteous and full of deceit: he ness as clear as the light, and thy hath left off to behave himself just dealing as the noon-day: wisely, and to do good.

7 Hold thee still in the Lord, 4 He imagineth mischief upon and abide patiently upon him: but his bed, and hath set himself in no grieve not thyself at him whose good way; neither doth he abhor way doth prosper, against the man any thing that is evil.

that doeth after evil counsels. 5 Thy mercy, O Lord, reacheth 8 Leave off from wrath, and let unto the heavens, and thy faithful-go displeasure: fret not thyself, else ness unto the clouds.

shalt thou be moved to do evil. 6 Thy righteousness standeth 9 Wicked doers shall be rooted like the strong mountains : thy out; and they that patiently abide

the Lord, those shall inherit the be cast away; for the Lord upland.

holdeth him with his hand. 10 Yet a little while, and the 25 I have been young, and now ungodly shall be clean gone: thousam old, and yet saw I never the shalt look after his place, and he righteous forsaken, nor his seed shall be away.

begging their bread. 11 But the meek-spirited shall 26 The righteous is over merci. possess the earth, and shall be ful, and lendeth; and his sood is refreshed in the multitude of blessed. peace.

27 Flee from evil, and do the 12 The ungodly seeketh coun- thing that is good, and dwell for sel against the just, and gnasheth evermore. upon him with his teeth.

29 For the Lord loveth the thing 13 The Lord shall laugh him that is right; he forsaketh not his to scorn; for he hath seen that his that be godly, but they are preday is coming

served for ever. 14 The ungodly have drawn out 29 The unrighteous shall be the sword, and have bent their punished: as for the seed of the bow, to cast down the poor and ungodly, it shall be rooted out. needy, and to slay such as are of a 30 The righteous shall inherit right conversation.

the land, and dwell therein for ever. 15 Their sword shall go through 31 The mouth of the righteous is their own heart, and their bow exercised in wisdom, and his tongue shall be broken.

will be talking of judgment. 16 A small thing that the right- 32 The law of his God is in his eous hath, is better than great heart, and his goings shall not slide. riches of the ungodly;

33 The ungodly seeth the right17 For the arms of the ungodly eous, and seeketh occasion to slay shall be broken, and the Lord up-him. holdeth the righteous.

34 The Lord will not leave him 18 The Lord knoweth the days in his hand, nor condemn him when of the godly; and their inherit- he is judged. ance shall endure for ever.

35 Hope thou in the Lord, and 19 They shall not be confounded keep his way, and he shall promote in the perilous time; and in the days thee, that thou shalt possess the of dearth they shall have enough. land: when the ungodly shall per

29 As for the ungodly, they ish, thou shalt see it. shali perish, and the enemies of the 36 I myself have seen the uni Lord shall consume as the fat of godly in great power, and flourishlambs; yea, even as the smoke ing like a green bay-tree. shall they consume away.

37 I went by, and lo, he was 21 The ungodly borroweth, and gone; I sought him, but his place payeth not again; but the righteous could no where be found. is merciful and liberal.

38 Keep innocency, and take 22 Such as are blessed of God, heed unto the thing that is right; shall possess the land; and they for that shall bring a man peace at that are cursed of him, shall be the last. rooted out.

39 As for the transgressors, they 23 The Lord ordereth a good shall perish together; and the end man's going, and maketh his way of the ungodly is, they shall be acceptable to himself.

rooted out at the last. 34 Though he fall, he shall not 40 But the salvation of the right

sin :

eous cometh of the Lord, who is that is dumb, who doth not open also their strength in the time of his mouth. trouble.

14 I became even as a man that 41 And the Lord shall stand by heareth not, and in whose mouth them, and save them; he shall de- are no reproofs. liver them from the ungodly, and 15 For in thee, O Lord, have I shall save them, because they put put my trust; thou shalt answer. their trust in him.

for me, O Lord, my God.

16 I have required that they, even The eighth Day. mine enemies, should not triumph MORNING PRAYER.

over me; for when my foot slipt, Psalm 38. Domine, ne in furore. they rejoiced greatly against me.

UT me not to rebuke, O Lord, 17 And I truly am set in the

in thine anger; neither chasten plague, and my heaviness is ever me in thy heavy displeasure :

in my sight: 2 For thine arrows stick fast in 18 For I will confess my wickme, and thy hand presseth me sore. edness, and be sorry for my sin.

3 There is no health in my flesh, 19 But mine enemies live, and because of thy displeasure; neither are mighty; and they that hate me is there any rest in my bones, by wrongfully are many in number. reason of my

20 They also that reward evil 4 For my wickednesses are gone for good are against me; because over my head, and are like a sore I follow the thing that good is. burthen, too heavy for me to bear. 21 Forsake me not, O Lord, my

5 My wounds stink, and are cor- God; be not thou far from me. rupt, through my foolishness. 22' Haste thee to help me, 0

6 I am brought into so great Lord, God of my salvation. trouble and misery, that I go Psalm 39. Dixi, Custodiam. mourning all the day long :

SAID, I will take heed to my

I 7 For my loins are filled with a

ways, that I offend not in my sore disease, and there is no whole tongue. part in my body.

2 I will keep my mouth as it 8 I am feeble and sore smitten; were with a bridle, while the unI have roared for the very disquiet-godly is in my sight. ness of my heart.

3 I held my tongue, and spake 9 Lord, thou knowest all my nothing: I kept silence, yea, even desire ; and my groaning is not hid from good words; but it was pain from thee.

and grief to me. 10 My heart panteth, my strength 4 My heart was hot within me : hath failed me, and the sight of and while I was thus musing the mine eyes is gone from me. fire kindled, and at the last I spake

11 My lovers and my neigh- with my tongue: bours did stand looking upon my 5 Lord, let me know my end, trouble, and my kinsmen stood and the number of my days, that I afar off.

may be certified how long I have 12 They also that sought after to live. my life, laid snares for me; and 6 Behold, thou hast made my they that went about to do me evil, days as it were a span long, and talked of wickedness, and imagin- mine age is even as nothing in reed deceit all the day long. spect of thee; and verily every man

13 As for me, I was like a deaf living is altogether vanity : man, and heard not; and as one 7 For man walketh in a vain

shadow, and disquieteth himself in 7 If I should declare them, and vain ; he heapeth up riches, and speak of them, they should be more cannot tell who shall gather them. than I am able to express.

8 And now, Lord, what is my 8 Sacrifice and meat-offering hope? truly my hope is even in thou wouldest not, but mine ears thee.

hast thou opened. 9 Deliver me from all mine of 9 Burnt-offerings and sacrifice fences, and make me not a rebuke for sin hast thou not required : then unto the foolish.

said I, Lo, I come. 10 I became dumb, and opened 10 In the volume of the book not my mouth; for it was thy doing. it is written of me, that I should

11 Take thy plague away from fulfil thy will, O my God: I am me: I am even consumed by the content to do it; yea, thy law is means of thy heavy hand. within my heart.

12 When thou with rebukes dost 11 I have declared thy righteouschasten man for sin, thou makestness in the great congregation : lo, his beauty to consume away, like I will not refrain my lips, O Lord, as it were a moth fretting a gar- and that thou knowest. ment: every man therefore is but 12 I have not hid thy righteousvanity.

ness within my heart; my talk 13 Hear my prayer, O Lord, and hath been of thy truth, and of thy with thine ears consider my call- salvation. ing; hold not thy peace at my tears: 13 I have not kept back thy lov

14 For I am a stranger with ing mercy and truth from the great thee, and a sojourner, as all my congregation. fathers were.

14 Withdraw not thou thy mer- , 15 O spare me a little, that I cy from me, O Lord; let thy lovmay recover my strength, before ing kindness and thy truth alway I go hence, and be no more seen. preserve me. Psalm 40. Expectans expectavi.

15 For innumerable troubles are WAITED patiently for the come about me; my sins have taken and heard my calling.

able to look up; yea, they are more 2 He brought me also out of the in number than the hairs of my horrible pit, out of the mire and head, and my heart hath failed me. clay, and set my feet upon the rock, 16 O Lord, let it be thy pleasure and ordered my goings.

to deliver me; make haste, O Lord, 3 And he hath put a new song to help me.

my mouth, even a thanksgiving 17 Let them be ashamed, and unto our God.

confounded together, that seek af4 Many shall see it, and fear, and ter my soul to destroy it; let them shall put their trust in the Lord. be driven backward, and put to re

5 Blessed is the man that hath buke, that wish me evil. set his hope in the Lord, and turn 18 Let them be desolate, and reed not unto the proud, and to such warded with shame, that say unto as go about with lies.

me, Fie upon thee, fie upon thee. 6 O Lord, my God, great are the 19 Let all those that seek thee, wondrous works which thou hast be joyful and glad in thee; and let done ; like as be also thy thoughts, such as love thy salvation, say alwhich are to us-ward; and yet way, The Lord be praised. there is no man that ordereth them 20 As for me, I am poor and unto thee.

needy; but the Lord careth for me.

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