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12 What man is he that lusteth to 5 Let them be as the dust before the wind, and the Angel of the Lord scattering them.
live, and would fain see good days 13 Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips, that they speak no guile. 14 Eschew evil, and do good; peace, and ensue it.
6 Let their way be dark and slippery, and let the Angel of the Lord persecute them.
15 The eyes of the Lord are over 7 For they have privily laid their the righteous, and his ears are open net to destroy me without a cause; unto their prayers. yea, even without a cause have 13 The countenance of the Lord they made a pit for my soul. is against them that do evil, to root 8 Let a sudden destruction come out the remembrance of them from upon him unawares, and his net the earth. that he hath laid privily catch him17 The righteous cry, and the self; that he may fall into his own Lord heareth them, and delivereth mischief. them out of all their troubles.
9 And my soul be joyful in the 18 The Lord is nigh unto them Lord; it shall rejoice in his salvation. 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. Jest 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?
11 False witnesses did rise up: they laid to my charge things that
20 He keepeth all his bones, so that not one of them is broken. 21 But misfortune shall slay the I knew not. ungodly; and they that hate the righteous shall be desolate.
22 The Lord delivereth the souls of his servants; and all they that put their trust in him shall not be destitute.
The seventh Day. MORNING PRAYER. Psalm 35. Judica me, Domine.
PLEAD thou my cause, O Lord,
with them that strive with me, and fight thou against them that fight against me.
2 Lay hand upon the shield and buckler, and stand up to help me. 3 Bring forth the spear, and stop the way against them that persecute me say unto my soul, I am thy salvation.
12 They rewarded me evil for good, to the great discomfort of my soul.
13 Nevertheless, when they were sick, I put on sackcloth, and hum bled my soul with fasting, and my prayer shall turn into mine own bosom.
14 I behaved myself as though it had been my friend or my brother; I went heavily, as one that mourneth for his mother.
15 But in mine adversity they rejoiced, and gathered themselves together; yea, the very abjects came together against me unawares, making mouths at me, and ceased not.
16 With the flatterers were busy mockers, who gnashed upon me with their teeth.
4 Let them be confounded, and 17 Lord, how long wilt thou look put to shame, that seek after my upon this? O deliver my soul from soul; let them be turned back, and the calamities which they bring on brought to confusion, that imagine me, and my darling from the lions. mischief for me. 18 So will I give thee thanks in
the great congregation; I will praise thee among much people.
4 He imagineth mischief upon his bed, and hath set himself in no good way; neither doth he abhor any thing that is evil.
19 O let not thein that are mine enemies triumph over me ungodly; neither let them wink with their 5 Thy mercy, O Lord, reacheth eyes, that hate me without a cause. Junto the heavens, and thy faithful 20 And why? their communing ness unto the clouds. is not for peace; but they imagine deceitful words against them that are quiet in the land.
6 Thy righteousness standeth like the strong mountains: thy judgments are like the great deep.
21 They gaped upon me with 7 Thou, Lord, shalt save both their mouths, and said, Fie on thee, man and beast: how excellent is fie on thee, we saw it with our eyes. thy mercy, O God: and the chil22 This thou hast seen, O Lord; dren of men shall put their trust hold not thy tongue then; go not under the shadow of thy wings. far from me, O Lord.
25 Awake and stand up to judge my quarrel; avenge thou my cause, my God and my Lord.
24 Judge me, O Lord my God, according to thy righteousness, and let them not triumph over me.
8 They shall be satisfied with the plenteousness of thy house; and thou shalt give them drink of thy pleasures, as out of the river.
9 For with thee is the well of life; and in thy light shall we see light. 10 O continue forth thy loving. 25 Let them not say in their kindness unto them that know thee, hearts, There, there, so would we and thy righteousness unto them have it; neither let them say, We that are true of heart. have devoured him.
26 Let them be put to confusion and shame together, that rejoice at my trouble; let them be clothed with rebuke and dishonour, that boast themselves against me.
27 Let them be glad and rejoice, that favour my righteous dealing; yea, let them say alway, Blessed be the Lord, who hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant.
11 O let not the foot of pride come against me; and let not the hand of the ungodly cast me down.
12 There are they fallen, all that work wickedness; they are cast down, and shall not be able to stand. EVENING PRAYER. Psalm 37. Noli æmuluri. RET not thyself because of the ungodly; neither be thou 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, and down like the grass, and be witherof thy praise, all the day long. ed even as the green herb. Psalm 36. Dixit injustus. 3 Put thou thy trust in the Lord, Y heart showeth me the wick-and be doing good: dwell in the
Medears of use ungodly, that land, and verily thou shalt be fed.
there is no fear of God before his eyes.
2 For he flattereth himself in his own sight, until his abominable sin be found out.
4 Delight thou in the Lord, and he shall give thee thy heart's desire.
5 Commit thy way unto the Lord, and put thy trust in him, aud he shali bring it to pass.
3 The words of his mouth are 6 He shall make thy righteousunrighteous and full of deceit: heness as clear as the light, and thy hath left off to behave himself wise-just dealing as the noon-day.
y, and to do good.
7 Hold thee still in the Land,
and abide patiently upon him: but, grieve not thyself at him whose way doth prosper, against the man that doeth after evil counsels.
8 Leave off from wrath, and let go displeasure: fret not thyself, else shalt thou be moved to do evil.
22Such as are blessed of God, shall possess the land; and they that are cursed of him, shall be rooted out.
23 The Lord ordereth a good man's going, and maketh his way acceptable to himself.
24 Though he fall, he shall not be cast away; for the Lord upholdeth him with his hand.
9 Wicked doers shall be rooted out; and they that patiently abide the Lord, those shall inherit the land. 25 I have been young, and now 10 Yet a little while, and the am old, and yet saw I never the ungodly shall be clean gone: thou righteous forsaken, nor his seed shalt look after his place, and he begging their bread. shall be away. 26 The righteous is ever merci 11 But the meek-spirited shall ful, and lendeth; and his seed is possess the earth, and shall be re-blessed. freshed in the multitude of peace. 12 The ungodly seeketh counsel against the just, and gnasheth upon him with his teeth.
27 Flee from evil, and do the thing that is good, and dwell for evermore.
28 For the Lord loveth the thing that is right; he forsaketh not his that be godly, but they are preserved
15 The Lord shall laugh him to scorn; for he hath seen that his day, for ever. is coming.
29 The unrighteous shall be pun
14 The ungodly have drawn out ished: as for the seed of the ungodthe sword, and have bent their bow, ly, it shall be rooted out.
to cast down the poor and needy,
30 The righteous shall inherit and to slay such as are of a right the land, and dwell therein for ever. 31 The mouth of the righteous is 15 Their sword shall go through exercised in wisdom, and his tongue their own heart, and their bow shall will be talking of judgment. 52 The law of his God is in his
be broken. 16 A small thing that the righ-heart, and his goings shall not slide. teous hath, is better than great riches of the ungodly;
33 The ungodly seeth the righte ous, and seeketh occasion to slayhim. 34 The Lord will not leave him
17 For the arius of the ungodly shall be broken, and the Lord up-in his hand, nor condemn him when holdeth the righteous. he is judged.
18 The Lord knoweth the days of the godly; and their inheritance shall endure for ever.
19 They shall not be confounded in the perilous time; and in the days of dearth they shall have enough.
35 Hope thou in the Lord, and keep his way, and he shall promote thee, that thou shalt possess the land: when the ungodly shall perish, thou shalt see it.
36 I myself have seen the ungodly in great power, and flourishing like a green bay-tree.
20 As for the ungodly, they shall perish, and the enemies of the Lord shall consume as the fat of lambs; 37 I went by, and lo, he was yea, even as the smoke shall they gone; I sought him, but his place consuine away. could no where be found.
21 The ungodly borroweth, and payeth not again; but the righteous is merciful and liberal
38 Keep innocency, and take heed unto the thing that is right; for that Ishall bring a man peace at the las..
39 As for the transgressors, they talked of wickedness, and imagined shall perish together; and the end deceit all the day long.
rooted out at the last.
of the ungodly is, they shall be 13 As for me, I was like a deaf man, and heard not; and as one that 40 But the salvation of the righte-is dumb, who doth not open his ous cometh of the Lord, who is also mouth.
their strength in the time of 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 1 shall save them, because they put put my trust; thou shalt answer their trust in him. for me, O Lord, my God.
The eighth Day. MORNING PRAYER. Psalm 38. Domine, ne in furore. Ime not to rebuke, O Lord, in thine anger; neither chasten me in thy heavy displeasure:
16 I have required that they, even mine enemies, should not triumph over me; for when my foot slipt, they rejoiced greatly against me.
17 And I truly am set in the plague, and my heaviness is ever in my sight:
18 For I will confess my wicked. ness, and be sorry for my sin.
2 For thine arrows stick fast in me, and thy hand presseth me sore. 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 sin: 20 They also that reward evil 4 For my wickednesses are gone for good are against me; because I over my head, and are like a sore 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 mne. rupt, through my foolishness.
22 Haste thee to help me, O
61 am brought into so great trou-Lord, God of my salvation. ble and misery, that I go mourning all the day long:
7 For my loins are filled with a
sore disease, and there is no whole part in my body.
8 I am feeble and sore smitten; I have roared for the very disquietress of my heart.
Psalm 39. Dixi, Custodiam.
Said, I will take heed to my ways,
that I offend not in my tongue. 2 I will keep my mouth as it were with a bridle, while the ungodly is in my sight.
3 I held my tongue, and spake nothing: I kept silence, yea, even 9 Lord, thou knowest all my from good words; but it was pain desire; and my groaning is not hid and grief to me. from three.
4 My heart was hot within me: 10 My heart panteth, my strength and while I was thus musing the hath failed me, and the sight of fire kindled, and at the last I spake mine eyes is gone from me. with my tongue:
11 My lovers and my neighbours 5 Lord, let me know my end, did stand looking upon my trouble, and the number of my days, that I and my kinsmen stood 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
mine age is even as nothing in re-done; like as be also thy thoughts, spect of thee; and verily every man which are to us-ward; and yet there living is altogether vanity: is no man that ordereth them unto thee.
7 For man walketh in a vain shadow, and disquieteth himself in vain; he heapeth up riches, and cannot tell who shall gather them. 8 And now, Lord, what is my hope truly my hope is even in thee.
9 Deliver me from all mine of
7 If I should declare them, and speak of them, they should be more than I am able to express. 8 Sacrifice and meat-offering thou wouldest not, but mine ears hast thou opened.
9 Burnt-offerings and sacrifice for fences, and make me not a rebuke sin hast thou not required: then said I, Lo, I come.
unto the foolish.
10 I became dumb, and opened not my mouth; for it was thy doing. 11 Take thy plague away from me: I am even consumed by the means of thy heavy hand.
10 In the volume of the book it is written of me, that I should fulfil thy will, my God: I am content to do it; yea, thy law is within my heart.
12 When thou with rebukes dost 11 I have declared thy righte chasten man for sin, thou makest ousness in the great congregation: his beauty to consume away, like as lo, I will not refrain my lips, O it were a moth fretting a garment: Lord, and that thou knowest. every man therefore is but vanity. 13 Hear my prayer, O Lord, and with thine ears consider my calling; hold not thy peace at my tears:
12 I have not hid thy righteousness within my heart; my talk hath been of thy truth, and of thy salvation.
14 For I am a stranger with thee, 13 I have not kept back thy lovand a sojourner, as all my fathers ing mercy and truth from the great congregation.
15 O spare me a little, that I may recover my strength, before I go hence, and be no more seen. Psalm 40. Expectans expectavi. Waited patiently for the Lord, and he inclined unto me, and heard my calling.
2 He brought me also out of the horrible pit, out of the mire and clay, and set my feet upon the rock, and ordered my goings.
3 And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even a thanksgiving unto our God.
14 Withdraw not thou thy merey from me, O Lord; let thy loving-kindness and thy truth alway preserve me.
15 For innumerable troubles are come about me; my sins have taken such hold upon me, that I am not a ble to look up; yea, they are more in number than the hairs of my head, and my heart hath failed me.
16 O Lord, let it be thy pleasure to deliver me; make haste, O Lord, to help me.
17 Let them be ashamed, and 4 Many shall see it, and fear, and confounded together, that seek afshall put their trust in the Lord. ter my soul to destroy it; let them 5 Blessed is the man that hath be driven back ward, and put to reset his hope in the Lord, and turn-buke, that wish me evil. ed not unto the proud, and to such as go about with lies.
6 O Lord, my God, great are the wondrous works which thou hast
18 Let them be desolate, and rewarded with shame, that say unto me, Fie upon thee, fie upon thee.
19 Let all those that seck thee,