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9 Thou shalt bruise them with a rod of iron, and break them in pieces like a potter's vessel.

10 Be wise now therefore, O ye kings; be learned, ye that are judges of the earth.

11 Serve the Lord in fear, and rejoice unto him with


12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and so ye perish from the right way if his wrath be kindled, yea but a little, blessed are all they that put their trust in him.

PSALM iii. Domine, quid multiplicati?

LORD, how are they increased that trouble me? many are they that rise against me.

2 Many one there be that say of my soul, There is no help for him in his God.

3 But thou, O Lord, art my defender; thou art my worship, and the lifter up of my head.

4 I did call upon the Lord with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill.

5. I laid me down and slept, and rose up again; for the Lord sustained me,

6 I will not be afraid for ten thousands of the people, that have set themselves against me round about.

7 Up, Lord, and help me, O my God; for thou smitest all mine enemies upon the cheek bone: thou hast broken the teeth of the ungodly.


8 Salvation belongeth unto the Lord; and thy blessing upon thy people.

PSALM iv. Cum invocarem.

HEAR me, when I call, O God of my righteousness: thou hast set me at liberty, when I was in trouble; have mercy upon me, and hearken unto my prayer.

2 O ye sons of men, how long will ye blaspheme mine honour, and have such pleasure in vanity, and seek after falsehood?

3 Know this also that the Lord hath chosen to himself the man that is godly: when I call upon the Lord he will hear me.

4 Stand in awe, and sin not; commune with your own heart, and in your chamber, and be still.

5 Offer the sacrifice of righteousness, and put your trust in the Lord.

6 There be many that say, Who will show us any good?

7 Lord, lift thou up the light of thy countenance up

on us.

8 Thou hast put gladness in my heart, since the time that their corn, and wine, and oil increased.

9 I will lay me down in peace, and take my rest; for it is thou, Lord, only that makest me dwell in safety. PSALM V. Verba mea auribus.

PONDER my words, O Lord, consider my meditation.

2 O hearken thou unto the voice of my calling, my King, and my God: for unto thee will I make my prayer.

3 My voice shalt thou hear betimes, O Lord; early in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.

4 For thou art the God that hast no pleasure in wickedness; neither shall any evil dwell with thee.

5 Such as be foolish shall not stand in thy sight; for thou hatest all them that work vanity.

6 Thou shalt destroy them that speak lies: the Lord will abhor both the blood thirsty and deceitful man.

7 But as for me, I will come into thine house, even upon the multitude of thy mercy, and in thy fear will I wor ship toward thy holy temple.

8 Lead me, O Lord, in thy righteousness, because of mine enemies; make thy way plain before my face.

9 For there is no faithfulness in his mouth; their inward parts are very wickedness.

10 Their throat is an open sepulchre; they flatter with their tongue.

11 Destroy thou them, O God; let them perish through their own imaginations; cast them out in the multitude of their ungodliness; for they have rebelled against thee.

12 And let all them that put their trust in thee rejoice: they shall ever be giving of thanks, because thou defend est them; they that love thy name shall be joyful in thee: 13 For thou, Lord, wilt give thy blessing unto the righteous, and with thy favourable kindness wilt thou defend him as with a shield.

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PSALM vi. Domine, ne in furore..

LORD, rebuke me not in thine indignation, neither chasten me in thy displeasure,


2 Have mercy upon me, O Lord, for I am weak: O Lord, heal me, for my bones are vexed.

3 My soul is sore troubled: but, Lord, how long wilt thou punish me?

4 Turn thee, O Lord, and deliver my soul; O save me for thy mercies' sake:

5 For in death no man remembereth thee; and who will give thee thanks in the pit ?

6 I am weary of my groaning; every night wash I my bed, and water my couch with my tears.

7 My beauty is gone for very trouble, and worn away because of all mine enemies.

8 Away from me, all ye that work vanity; for the Lord hath heard the voice of my weeping.

9 The Lord hath heard my petition; the Lord will receive my prayer.

10 All mine enemies shall be confounded, and sore vexed; they shall be turned back, and put to shame suddenly. PSALM vii. Domine, Deus meus.

O LORD, my God, in thee have I put my trust: save me from all them that persecute me, and deliver me;

2 Lest he devour my soul like a lion, and tear it in pieces, while there is none to help.

3 O Lord my God, if I have done any such thing; if there be any wickedness in my hands;

4 If I have rewarded evil unto him that dealt friendly with me; yea, I have delivered him that without any cause is mine enemy;

5 Then let mine enemy persecute my soul, and take me; yea, let him tread my life down upon the earth, and lay mine honour in the dust.

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6 Stand up, O Lord, in thy wrath, and lift up thyself, because of the indignation of mine enemies; arise up for me in the judgement that thou hast commanded:

7 And so shall the congregation of the people come about thee for their sakes therefore lift up thyself again.

8 The Lord shall judge the people give sentence with me, O Lord, according to my righteousness, and according to the innocency that is in me.

9 O let the wickedness of the ungodly come to an end; but guide thou the just.

10 For the righteous God trieth the very hearts and


11 My help cometh of God, who preserveth them that are true of heart.

12 God is a righteous Judge, strong and patient; and God is provoked every day.

13 If man will not turn, he will whet his sword; he hath bent his bow, and made it ready.

14 He hath prepared for him the instruments of death; he ordaineth his arrows against the persecutors.

15 Behold he travaileth with mischief; he hath conceived sorrow, and brought forth ungodliness.

16 He hath graven and digged up a pit, and is fallen himself into the destruction that he made for other.

17 For his travail shall come upon his own head, and his wickedness shall fall on his own pate.

18 I will give thanks unto the Lord, according to his righteousness; and I will praise the name of the Lord most high.

PSALM viii. Domine, Dominus noster.

O LORD, our Governour, how excellent is thy name in all the world! thou that hast set thy glory above the heavens;

2 Out of the mouth of very babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength, because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.

3 For I will consider thy heavens, even the works of thy fingers; the moon and the stars which thou hast ordained.

4 What is man that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man that thou visitest him?

5 Thou madest him lower than the angels, to crown him with glory and worship.

6. Thou makest him to have dominion of the works of thy hands and thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet;


7 All sheep and oxen; yea, and the beasts of the field; 8 The fowls of the air and the fishes of the sea; and whatsoever walketh through the paths of the seas.

9 O Lord, our Governour, how excellent is thy name in all the world!


PSALM ix. Confitebor tibi.

I WILL give thanks unto thee, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will speak of all thy marvellous works.

2 I will be glad and rejoice in thee; yea, my songs will I make of thy name, O thou Most Highest.

3 While mine enemies are driven back, they shall fall and perish at thy presence:

4 For thou hast maintained my right, and my cause; thou art set in the throne that judgest right.

5 Thou hast rebuked the heathen and destroyed the ungodly; thou hast put out their name for ever and ever.

6 O thou enemy, destructions are come to a perpetual end; even as the cities which thou hast destroyed, their memorial is perished with them.

7 But the Lord shall endure for ever; he hath also prepared his seat for judgement.

8 For he shall judge the world in righteousness, and minister true judgement unto the people.

9 The Lord also will be a defence for the oppressed. even a refuge in due time of trouble.

10 And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee; for thou, Lord, hast never failed them that seek thee.

11 O praise the Lord which dwelleth in Sion; show the people of his doings:

12 For when he maketh inquisition for blood, he remembereth them, and forgetteth not the complaint of the poor.

13 Have mercy upon me, O Lord; consider the trouble which I suffer of them that hate me, thou that liftest me up from the gates of death;

14 That I may show all thy praises within the ports of the daughter of Sion: I will rejoice in thy salvation.

15 The heathen are sunk down in the pit that they made; in the same net which they hid privily is their foot taken.

16 The Lord is known to execute judgement; the ungodly is trapped in the work of his own hands.

17 The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the people that forget God.

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