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cloth, and humbled my soul | Fie on thee, fie on thee, we with fasting : and my prayer saw it with our eyes. shall turn into mine own bo 22 This thou hast seen, O som,

Lord : hold not thy tongue 14 I behaved myself as then, go not far from me, O though it had been my friend, Lord. or my brother: I went heavily, 23 Awake, and stand up to as one that mourneth for his judge my quarrel : avenge mother.

thou my cause, my God, and 15 But in mine adversity my Lord. they rejoiced, and gathered 24 Judge me, O Lord my themselves together : yca, the God, according to thy rightvery abjects came together a eousness : and let them not gainst me unawares, making triumph over me. mouths at me, and ceased 25 Let them not say in their not.

hearts, There, there, so would : 16 With the flatterers we have it : neither let them were busy mockers : who say, We have devoured him. gnashed upon me with their 26 Let them be put to conteeth.

fusion and shame together, 17 Lord, how long wilt that rejoice at my trouble : thou look upon this : 0 deli- let them be clothed with rever my soul from the cala- buke and dishonour, that mities which they bring on boast themselves against me. me, and my darling from 27 Let them be glad and the lions.

rejoice, that favour my righte18 Sowill I give thee thanks ous dealing : yea, let them say in the great congregation : I alway, Blessed be the Lord, will praise thee among much who hath pleasure in the prospeople.

perity of his servant. 19 O let not them that are 28 And as for my tongue, mine enemies triumph over it shall be talking of thy rightme ungodly: neither let them eousness : and of thy praise wink with their eyes that hate all the day long. me without a cause.

Psalm 36. Dirit injustus, 20 And why? their com

Y heart sheweth me the muning is not for peace : but

wickedness of the unthey imagine deceitful words godly : that there is no fear against them that are quiet in of God before his eyes. the land.

2 For he flattereth himself 21 They gaped upon me in his own sight : until his awith their mouths, and said : bominable sin be found out.

MYvickedness of the un

3 The words of his mouth that work wickedness : they are unrighteous, and full of are cast down, and shall not deceit : he hath left off to be able to stand. behave himself wisely, and to do good.

EVENING PRAYER. 4 He imagineth mischief PSALM 37. Noli æmulari. upon his bed, and hath set TRET not thyself because himself in no good way : nei of the ungodly: neither ther doth he abhor any thing be thou envious against the that is evil.

evil doers. 5 Thy mercy, O Lord, 2 For they shall soon be reacheth unto the heavens : cut down like the grass : and and thy faithfulness unto the be withered even as the green clouds.

herb. 6 Thy righteousness stand 3 Put thou thy trust in the eth like the strong mountains : Lord, and be doing good : thy judgements are like the dwell in the land, and verily great deep.

thou shalt be fed. 7 Thou, Lord, shalt save 4 Delight thou in the Lord : both man and beast; How and he shall give thee thy excellent is thy mercy, oheart's desire. God : and the children of men 5 Commit thy way unto the shall put their trust under the Lord, and put thy trust in him: shadow of thy wings. and he shall bring it to pass. 8 They shall be satisfied

6 He shall make thy rightwith the plenteousness of thy cousness as clear as the light : house : and thou shalt give and thy just dealing as the them drink of thy pleasures, noon-day. as out of the river.

7 Hold thee still in the Lord, 9 For with thee is the well and abide patiently upon him: of life: and in thy light shall but grieve not thyself at him, we see light.

whose way doth prosper, a10 o continue forth thy gainst the man that doeth afloving-kindness unto them ter evil counsels. that know thee : and thy 8 Leave off from wrath, righteousness unto them that and let go displeasure : fret are true of heart.

not thyself, else shalt thou be 11 O let not the foot of moved to do evil. pride come against me : and 9 Wicked doers shall be let not the hand of the ungod-rooted out: and they that paly cast me down.

tiently abide the Lord, those 12 There are they fallen, all / shall inherit the land.

10 Yet a little while, and of the Lord shall consume as the ungodly shall be clean the fat of lambs : yea, even gone : thou shalt look after as the smoke, shall they conhis place, and he shall be a

sume away. way.

21 The ungodly borroweth, in But the meek-spirited and payeth not again : but shall possess the earth : and the righteous is merciful, and shall be refreshed in the mul- liberal. titude of peace.

22 Such as are blessed of 12 The ungodly seeketh God shall possess the land : counsel against the just : and and they that are cursed of gnasheth upon him with his him shall be rooted out. teeth.

23 The Lord ordereth a 13 The Lord shall laugh good man's going : and makhim to scorn : for he hath seen eth his way acceptable to himthat his day is coming.

self. 14 The ungodly have drawn 24 Though he fall, he shall out the sword, and have bent not be cast away: for the Lord their bow : to cast down the upholdeth him with his hand. poor and needy, and to slay 25 I have been young, and such as are of a right conver- now am old : and yet saw I sation.

never the righteous forsaken, 15 Their sword shall go nor his seed begging their through their own heart : and bread. their bow shall be broken. 26 The righteous is ever

16 A small thing that the merciful, and lendeth : and righteous hath : is better than his seed is blessed. great riches of the ungodly. 27 Flee from evil, and do

17 For the arms of the un- the thing that is good : and godly shall be broken : and dwell for evermore. the Lord upholdeth the right 28 For the Lord loveth the

thing that is right : he forsak18 The Lord knoweth the eth not his that be godly, but days of the godly : and their they are preserved for ever. inheritance shall endure for 29 The unrighteous shall

be punished : as for the seed 19 They shall not be con- of the ungodly, it shall be founded in the perilous time : rooted out. and in the days of dearth they 30 The righteous shall inshall have enough.

herit the land : and dwell 20 As for the ungodly, they therein for ever. shall perish; and the enemies 31 The mouth of the right




eous is exercised in wisdom :) them: he shall deliver them and his tongue will be talk- from the ungodly, and shall ing of judgement.

save them, because they put 32 The law of his God is their trust in him. in his heart : and his goings shall not slide.

MORNING PRAYER. 33 The ungodly seeth the Psalm 38. Domine, ne in righteous : and seeketh occa

furore. sion to slay him.

UT me not to rebuke, O 34 The Lord will not leave Lord, in thine anger : him in his hand : nor con- neither chasten me in thy demn him when he is judged. heavy displeasure.

35 Hope thou in the Lord, 2 For thine arrows stick and keep his way, and he fast in me : and thy hand shall promote thee, that thou presseth me sore. shalt possess the land : when 3 There is no health in my the ungodly shall perish, thou flesh, because of thy displeashalt see it.

sure : neither is there any 36 I myself have seen the rest in my bones, by reason ungodly in great power : and of my sin. flourishing like a green bay 4 For my wickednesses are tree.

gone over my head : and are 37 I went by, and lo, he like a sore burden, too heavy was gone : I sought him, but for me to bear. his place could no where be 5 My wounds stink, and found.

are corrupt : through my 38 Keep innocency, and foolishness. take heed unto the thing that 6 I am brought into so is right : for that shall bring great_trouble and misery : a man peace at the last. that I go mourning all the

39 As for the transgressors, day long. they shall perish together : 7 For my loins are filled and the end of the ungodly with a sore disease : and there is, they shall be rooted out at is no whole part in my body. the last.

8 I am feeble, and sore 40 But the salvation of smitten : I have roared for the righteous cometh of the the very disquietness of my Lord : who is also their heart. strength in the time of 9 Lord, thou knowest all trouble.

my desire : and my groaning 41 And the Lord shall is not hid from thee. stand by them, and save

10 My heart panteth, my

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strength hath failed me : and because I follow the thing
the sight of mine eyes is gone that good is.
from me.

21 Forsake me not, O Lord
11 My lovers and my my God : be not thou far
neighbours did stand looking from me.
upon my trouble : and my 22 Haste thee to help me :
kinsmen stood afar off. O Lord God of my salvation.

12 They also that sought Psalm 39. Dixi, Custodiam. after my life plaid snares for I Said, I will take heed to

that I about to do me evil talked of not in my tongue. :. wickedness, and imagined de 2 I will keep my mouth as ceit all the day long.

it were with a bridle : while 13 As for me, I was like a the ungodly is in my sight. deaf man, and heard not: and 3 I held my tongue, and as one that is dumb, who spake nothing : I kept sidoth not open his mouth. lence, yea, even from good

14 I became even as a words; but it was pain and man that heareth not : and in grief to me. whose mouth are no reproofs. 4 My heart was hot within

15 For in thee, O Lord, me, and while I was thus have I put my trust : thou musing the fire kindled : and shalt answer for me, O Lord at the last I spake with my

tongue; 16 I have required that 5 Lord, let me know mine they, even mine enemies, end, and the number of my should not triumph over me: days : that I may be certified for when my foot slipped, how long I have to live. they rejoiced greatly against 6 Behold, thou hast made

my days as it were a span 17 And I, truly, am set in long : and mine age is even the plague : and my heaviness as nothing in respect of thee; is ever in my sight.

and verily every man living 18 For I will confess my is altogether vanity. wickedness : and be

for 7 For man walketh in a

vain shadow, and disquieteth
19 But mine enemies live, himself in vain : he heapeth
and are mighty : and they up riches, and cannot tell
that hate me wrongfully are who shall gather them.
many in number.

8 And now, Lord, what is 20 They also that reward my hope : truly my hope is evil for good are against me: even in thee.

my God.


my sin.

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