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2 Whereas the goodness of become abominable in their God : endureth yet daily

wickedness : there is none 3 Thy tongue imagineth | that doeth good. wickedness : and with lies 3 God looked down from thou cuttest like a sharp razor. heaven upon the children of

4 Thou hast loved unright-men: to see if there were any, eousness more than goodness: that would understand, and and to talk of lies more than seek after God. righteousness.

4 But they are all gone out 5 Thou hast loved to speak of the way, they are altoall words that may do hurt : gether become abominable : O thou false tongue.

there is also none that doeth 6 Therefore shall God de- good, no not one. stroy thee for ever": he shall 5 Are not they without take thee, and pluck thee out understanding that work of thy dwelling, and root thee wickedness : eating up my out of the land of the living people as if they would eat

7 The righteous also shall bread ? they have not called see this, and fear : and shall upon God. laugh him to scorn;

6 They were afraid where 8 Lo, this is the man that no fear was : for God hath took not God for his strength: broken the bones of him that but trusted unto the mul- besieged thee; thou hast put titude of his riches, and them to confusion, because strengthened himseif in his God hath despised them. wickedness.

7 Oh, that the salvation 9 As for me, I am like a were given unto Israel out of green olive-tree in the house of Sion : Oh, that the Lord God: my trust is in the tender would deliver his people out mercy of God forever and ever. of captivity!

10 I will always give thanks 8 Then should Jacob reunto thee for that thou hast joice : and Israel should be done : and I will hope in thy right glad. Name, for thy saints like it | Psalm 54. Deus, in nomine. well.

AVE me, O God, for thy
Name's sake : and

avenge EVENING PRAYER. me in thy strength. Psalm 53. Dixit insipiens. 2 Hear my prayer, O God: HE foolish body hath and hearken unto the words said in his heart : There of


mouth. is no God.

3 For strangers are risen 2 Corrupt are they, and up against me : and tyrants,

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which have not God before 8 I would make haste to their eyes, seek after my soul. escape : because of the stormy

4 Behold, God is my helper: wind and tempest. the Lord is with them that 9 Destroy their tongues, o uphold my soul.

Lord, and divide them : for I 5 He shall reward evil un- have spied unrighteousness to mine enemies : destroy and strife in the city. thou them in thy truth. 10 Day and night they go

6 An offering of a free about within the walls thereheart will I give thee, and of : mischief also and sorrow praise thy Name, O Lord : are in the midst of it. because it is so comfortable. 11 Wickedness is therein :

7 For he hath delivered me deceit and guile go not out of out of all my trouble : and their streets. mine eye hath seen his desire 12 For it is not an open upon mine enemies.

enemy, that hath done me Psalm 55. Exaudi, Deus. this dishonour : for then I EAR my prayer, O God: could have borne it.

and hide 'not thyself 13 Neither was it mine adfrom my petition.

versary, that did magnify 2 Take heed unto me, and himself against me : for then hear me : how I mourn in my peradventure I would have prayer, and am vexed.

hid myself from him. 3 The enemy crieth so, and 14 But it was even thou, the ungodly cometh on so fast: my companion : my guide, for they are minded to do me and mine own familiar friend. some mischief; so maliciously 15 We took sweet counsel are they set against me. together : and walked in the

4 My heart is disquieted house of God as friends. within me : and the fear of 16 Let death come hastily death is fallen upon me.

upon them, and let them 5 Fearfulness and trembling down quick into hell : for are come upon me : and an wickedness is in their dwellhorrible dread hath over-ings, and

over-ings, and among them. whelmed me.

17 As for me, I will call 6 And I said, O that I had upon God: and the Lord shall wings like a dove : for then save me. would I flee away, and be at 18 In the evening, and rest.

morning, and at noon-day will 7 Lo, then would I get me I pray, and that instantly : away far off : and remain in and he shall hear


voice. the wilderness.

19 It is he that hath deli

vered my soul in peace from am sometime afraid : yet put the battle that was against I my trust in thee. me : for there were many 4 I will praise God, because with me.

of his word : I have put my 20 Yea, even God, that en- trust in God, and will not fear dureth for ever, shall hear what flesh can do unto me. me, and bring them down : 5 They daily mistake my for they will not turn, nor words : all that they imagine fear God.

is to do me evil. 21 He laid his hands upon 6 They hold all together, such as be at peace with him : and keep themselves close : and he brake his covenant. and mark my steps, when

22 The words of his mouth they lay wait for my soul. were softer than butter, hav Ý Shall they escape for ing war in his heart : his words their wickedness : thou, o were smoother than oil, and God, in thy displeasure shalt yet be they very swords. cast them down.

23 O cast thy burden upon 8 Thou tellest my flittings; the Lord, and he shall nourish put my tears into thy bottle : thee : and shall not suffer the are not these things noted in righteous to fall for ever. thy book?

24 And as for them : thou, 9 Whensoever I call upon O God, shalt bring them into thee, then shall mine enemies the pit of destruction. be put to flight : this I know;

25 The blood-thirsty and for God is on my side. deceitful men shall not live 10 In God's word will I out half their days : never- rejoice : in the Lord's word theless, my trust shall be in will I comfort me. thee, O Lord.

11 Yea, in God have I put

my trust : I will not be afraid MORNING PRAYER. what man can do unto me. Psal. 56. Misercre mei, Deus. 12 Unto thee, O God, will

E merciful unto me, o I pay my vows : unto thee

God, for man goeth a- will I give thanks. bout to devour me : he is daily 13 For thou hast delivered fighting, and troubling me. my soul from death, and my

2 Mine enemies are daily feet from falling : that I may in hand to swallow me up : walk before God in the light for they be many that fight of the living. against me, Othou most Psal. 57. Miserere mei, Deus. Highest.

E merciful unto me, O 3 Nevertheless, though i| God, be merciful unto



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me, for my soul trusteth in heavens : and thy truth unto thee : and under the shadow the clouds. of thy wings shall be my. 12 Set up thyself, O God, refuge, until this tyranny be above the heavens : and thy over-past.

glory above all the earth. 2 I will call unto the most Psalm 58. Și vere utique. high God : even unto

RE your set upon God that shall


ye concause which I have in hand. gregation : and do ye judge

3 He shall send from hea- the thing that is right, O ye ven : and save me from the sons of men? reproof of him that would eat 2 Yea, ye imagine mischief


upon the earth : 4 God shall send forth his and your hands deal with mercy and truth : my soul is wickedness.

3 The ungodly are froward, 5 And I lie even among even from their mother's the children of men, that are womb : as soon as they are set on fire : whose teeth are born, they go astray, and spears and arrows, and their speak lies. tongue a sharp sword.

4 They are as venomous as 6 Set up thyself, O God, the poison of a serpent : even above the heavens : and'thy like the deaf adder that stopglory above all the earth. peth her ears;

7 They have laid a net for 5 Which refuseth to hear my feet, and pressed down the voice of the charmer : my soul : they have digged a charm he never so wisely. pit before me, and are fallen 6 Break their teeth, O into the midst of it them- God, in their mouths; smite selves.

the jaw-bones of the lions, O 8 My heart is fixed, O Lord : let them fall away like God, my heart is fixed : Iwater that runneth apace; will sing, and give praise. and when they shoot their

9 Awake up, my glory; arrows let them be rooted awake, lute and harp : I my-out. self will awake right early.

7 Let them consume away 10 I will give thanks unto like a snail, and be like the thee, O Lord, among the peo- untimely fruit of a woman : ple : and I will sing unto thee and let them not see the among the nations. :11 For the greatness of 8 Or ever your pots be thy mercy reacheth unto the made hot with thorns : so let



indignation vex him, even as in their lips : for who doth a thing that is raw.

hear: 9 The righteous shall re 8 But thou, O Lord, shalt joice when he seeth the ven- have them in derision : and geance : he shall wash his thou shalt laugh all the heafootsteps in the blood of the then to scorn. ungodly.

9 My strength will I as10 So that a man shall say, cribe unto thee : for thou art Verily there is a reward for the the God of my refuge. righteous : doubtless there is 10 God sheweth ine his a God that judgeth the earth. goodness plenteously : and

God shall Îlet me see my deEVENING PRAYER.

sire upon mine enemies. . Psal. 59. Eripe me de inimicis. 11 Slay them not, lest my

ELIVER me from mine people forget it : but scatter enemies, O God : defend them abroad among the

peo me from them that rise up ple, and put them down, o against me.

Lord, our defence. 2 0 deliver me from the 12 For the sin of their wicked doers : and save me mouth, and for the words of from the blood-thirsty men. their lips, they shall be taken

3 For lo, they lie waiting in their pride : and why? for my soul : the mighty men their preaching is of cursing are gathered against me, and lies. without any offence or fault 13 Consume them in thy of me, O Lord.

wrath, consume them, that 4 They run and prepare they may perish : and know themselves without my fault : that it is God that ruleth in arise thou therefore to help Jacob, and unto the ends of me, and behold.

the world. 5 Stand up, O Lord God 14 And in the evening they of hosts, thou God of Israel, will return : grin like a dog, to visit all the heathen : and and will go about the city. be not merciful unto them 15 They will run here and that offend of malicious wick-there for meat : and grudge edness.

if they be not satisfied. 6 They go to and fro in 16 As for me, I will sing of the evening : they grin like a thy power, and will praise dog, and run about through thy mercy betimes in the the city:

morning : for thou hast been 7 Behold, they speak with my defence and refuge in the their mouth, and swords are day of my trouble.

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