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manded our fathers that they against him, by provoking the should make them known to Most High in the wilderness. their children:

18 And they tempted God 6 Thatthegeneration to come in their heart, by asking meat might know them, even the chile for their lust. dren which should be born: who 19 Yea, they spake against should arise and declare them to God; they said, Can God furtheir children :

nish a table in the wilderness ? 7 That they might set their 20 Behold, he smote the rock, hope in God, and not forget that the waters gushed out, and the works of God, but keep his the streams overflowed; can he commandments :

give bread also ? can he provide 8 And might not be as their flesh for his people ? fathers, a stubborn and rebel- 21 Therefore the Lord heard lious generation; a generation this, and was wroth: so a fire that set not their heart aright, was kindled against Jacob, and and whose spirit was not stead- anger also came up against Isfast with God.

rael; 9 The children of Ephraim, 22 Because they believed not being armed and carrying in God, and trusted not in his bows, turned back in the day salvation : of battle.

23 Though he had command10 They kept not the cove- ed the clouds from above, and nant of God, and refused to opened the doors of heaven, walk in his law;

24 And had rained down 11 And forgat his works, and manna upon them to eat, and his wonders that he had shewed had given them of the corn of them,

heaven. 12 Marvellous things did he 25 Man did eat angels' food : in the sight of their fathers, in he sent them meat to the full., the land of Egypt, in the field 26 He caused an east-wind of Zoan.

to blow in the heaven : and by 13 He divided the sea, and his power he brought in the caused them to pass through, south-wind. and he made the waters stand 27 He rained flesh also upon as an heap.

them as dust, and feathered fowls 14 In the day-time also he like as the sand of the sea. led them with a cloud, and all 28 And he let it fall in the the night with a light of fire. midst of their camp, round about

15 He clave the rocks in the their habitations. wilderness, and gave them drink 29 So they did eat, and were as out of the great depths. well filled : for he gave them

16 He brought streams also their own desire; out of the rock, and caused 30 They were not estranged waters to run down like rivers. from their lust: but while their

17 And they sinned yet more meat was yet in their mouths,


31 The wrath of God came 44 And had turned their ri. upon them, and slew the fattest vers into blood; and their floods, of them, and smote down the that they could not drink. chosen men of Israel.

45 He sent divers sorts of 32 For all this they sinned flies among them, which destill, and believed not for his voured them; and frogs, which wondrous works.

destroyed them. 33 Therefore their days did 46 He gave also theirincrease he consume in vanity, and their unto the caterpillar, and their layears in trouble.

bour unto the locust. 34 When he slew them, then 47 He destroyed their vines they, sought him : and they re- with hail, and their sycamoreturned and inquired early after trees with frost. God.

48 He gave up their cattle 35 And theyremembered that also to the hail, and their flocks God was their rock, and the high to hot thunder-bolts, God their redeemer.

49 He cast upon them the 36 Nevertheless, they did fierceness of his anger, wrath, flatter him with their mouth, and indignation, and trouble, and they lied unto him with by sending evil angels among their tongues.

them. 37 For their heart was not 50 He made a way to his right with him, neither were anger ; he spared not their they steadfast in his covenant. soul from death, but


their 38 But he, being full of com- life over to the pestilence ; passion, forgave their iniquity, 51 And smote all the firstand destroyed them not: yea, born in Egypt; the chief of many a time turned he his

their strength in the tabernacles anger away, and did not stir of Ham : up all his wrath.

52 But made his own people 39 For he remembered that to go forth like sheep, and guided they were but flesh; a wind them in the wilderness like a that passeth away, and cometh flock. not again.

53 And he led them on safely, 40 How oft did they provoke so that they feared not: but the him in the wilderness, and grieve sea overwhelmed their enemies. him in the desert!

54 And he brought them to 41 Yea, they turned back and the border of his sanctuary, even tempted God, and limited the to this mountain, which his right Holy One of Israel.

hand had purchased. 42 They remembered not his 55 He cast out the heathen hand, nor the day when he de- also before them, and divided livered them from the enemy. them an inheritance by line,

43 How he had wrought his and made the tribes of Israel signs in Egypt, and his wonders to dwell in their tents. in the field of Zoan :

56 Yet they tempted and provoked the most high God, servant, and took him from the and kept not his testimonies : sheep-folds :

57 But turned back, and dealt 71 From following the ewes unfaithfully like their fathers: great with young, he brought they were turned aside like a him to feed Jacob his people, deceitful bow.

and Israel his inheritance. 58 For they provoked him to 72 So he fed them according anger with their high places, to the integrity of his heart; and and moved him to jealousy with guided them by the skilfulness of their graven images.

his hands. 59 When God heard this, he was wroth, and greatly abhorred


60 So that he forsook the We have heard with our ears, tabernacle of Shiloh, the tent O God, our fathers have told us, which he placed among men;

what work thou didst in their 61 And delivered his strength days, in the times of old : into captivity, and his glory into 2 How thou didst drive out the enemy's hand.

the heathen with thine hand, 62 He gave his people over and plantedst them; how thou also unto the sword; and was didst afflict the people, and cast wroth with his inheritance. them out.

63 The fire consumed their 3 For they got not the land young men ; and their maidens in possession by their ownsword, were not given to marriage. neither did their own arm save

64 Their priests fell by the them: but thy right hand, and sword; and their widows made thine arm, and the light of thy no lamentation.

countenance; because thou hadst 65 Then the Lord awaked as a favour unto them. oneoutof sleep, and like a mighty 4 When Israel went out of man that shouted by reason of Egypt, the house of Jacob from wine.

a people of strange language; 66 And he smote his enemies 5 Judah was his sanctuary, in the hinder parts: he put them and Israel his dominion. to a perpetual reproach.

6 The sea saw it, and fled; 67 Moreover, he refused the Jordan was driven back. tabernacle of Joseph, and chose 7 The mountains skipped like not the tribe of Ephraim; rams, and the little hills like

68 But chose the tribe of Ju- lambs. dah, the mount Zion which he 8 What ailed thee, O thou loved.

sea, that thou fleddest ? thou 69 And he built his sanctuary Jordan, that thou wast driven like high palaces, like the earth back? which he hath established for 9 Yemountains, that ye skip

ped like rams; and ye little hills, 70 He chose David also his like lambs?


Give ear,

save us.

10 Tremble, thou earth, at 12 Why hast thou then brothe presence of the Lord, at the ken down her hedges, so that all presence of the God of Jacob, they which pass by the way do

11 Which turned the rock pluck her ? into a standing water, the flint 13 The boar out of the wood into a fountain of waters. doth waste it, and the wild beast

of the field doth devour it. LESSON CXXXIV.

14 Return, we beseech thee,

O God of hosts: look duwn from O Shepherd of Israel, heaven, and behold, and visit this thou that leadest Joseph like a vine; flock; thou that dwellest be- 15 And the vineyard which tween the cherubim, shine forth. thy right hand hath planted,

2 Before Ephraim, and Ben- and the branch that thou majamin, and Manasseh, stir up dest strong for thyself. thy strength, and come and 16 It is burnt with fire, it is

cut down : they perish at the 3 Turn us again, O God, and rebuke of thy countenance. cause thy face to shine; and we 17 Let thy hand be upon the shall be saved.

man of thy right hand, upon the 4 O Lord God of hosts, how son of man whom thou madest long wilt thou be angry against strong for thyself. the prayer of thy people? 18 So will not we go back

5 Thou feedest them with the from thee: quicken us, and we bread of tears; and givest them will call upon thy name. tears to drink in great measure. 19 Turn us again, O Lord

6 Thou makest us a strife God of hosts, cause thy face to unto our neighbours : and our shine ; and we shall be saved. enemies laugh among themselves.

LESSON CXXXV. 7 Turn us again, O God of hosts, and cause thy face to

Proclamation of a Fast. shine ; and we shall be saved. Now the children of Israel were

8 Thou hast brought a vine assembled with fasting, and out of Egypt: thou hast cast with sackclothes, and earth upon out the heathen, and planted it. them.

9 Thou preparedst room be- 2 And they separated themfore it, and didst cause it to take selves from all strangers, and deep root; and it filled the land. stood and confessed their sins

10 The hills were covered and the iniquities of their fawith the shadow of it, and the thers. boughs thereof were like the 3 And they stood up in their goodly cedars.

place, and read in the book of 11 She sent out her boughs the law of the Lord their God unto the sea, and her branches one fourth part of the day; and unto the river.

another fourth part they con: fessed and worshiped the Lord persecutors thou threwest into their God.

the deeps, as a stone into the 4 Then the Levites said, Stand mighty waters. up, and bless the Lord your God 11 Moreover thou leddest for ever and ever; and blessed be them in the day by a cloudy thy glorious name, whichisexalt- pillar, and in the night by a ed above all blessing and praise. pillar of fire, to give them light

5 Thou, even thou, art Lord in the way wherein they should alone; thou hast made heaven; go. the heaven of heavens with all 12 Thou camest down also their host, the earth, and all upon mount Sinai, and spakest things that are therein, the with them from heaven, and seas, and all that is therein, and gavest them right judgements thou preservest them all, and and true laws, good statutes and the host of heaven worshipeth commandments : thee.

13 And madest known unto 6 Thou art the Lord, the God them thy holy sabbath, and comwho didst choose Abram, and mandedst them precepts, stabroughtest him forth out of Ur tutes, and laws, by the nd of of the Chaldees, and gavest him Moses thy servant : the name of Abraham :

14 And gavest them bread 7 And foundest his heart from heaven for their hunger, faithful before thee, and madest and broughtest forth water for a covenant with him, to give them out of the rock for their the land of the Canaanites, the thirst, and promisedst them that Hittites, the Amorites, and the they should go in to possess Perizzites, and the Jebusites, the land which thou hadst and the Girgashites, to give it, sworn to give them. I say, to his seed, and hast

per- 15 But they and our fathers formed thy words: for thou art dealt proudly, and hardened righteous:

their necks, and hearkened not 8 And didst see the affliction to thy commandments : of our fathers in Egypt, and 16 And refused to obey; neiheardest their cry by the Red ther were mindful of the won

ders that thou didst among 9 And shewedst signs and them: but hardened their necks,

Pharaoh, and on and in their rebellion appointed all his servants, and on all the a captain to return to their people of his land: for thou bondage: but thou art a God knewest that they dealt proudly ready to pardon, gracious and against them: so didst thou get merciful, slow to anger, and of thee a name, as it is this day. great kindness, and forsookest

10 And thou didst divide the them not. sea before them, so that they 17 Yea, when they had made went through the midst of the them a molten calf, and said, sea on the dry land; and their This is thy God that brought

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