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and my castle : be thou also my 16 But my hope hath been in guide, and lead me for thy Name's thee, O Lord : I have said, Thou sake.
art my God. 5 Draw me out of the net, that 17 My time is in thy hand; dethey have laid privily for me : for liver me from the hand of mine thou art my strength.
enemies : and from them that 6 Into thy hands I commend persecute me. my spirit : for thou hast redeem- 18 Shew thy servant the light ed me, O Lord, thou God of of thy countenance : and save me truth.
for thy mercy's sake. 7 I have hated them that hold 19 Let me not be confounded, of superstitious vanities : and my O Lord, for I have called upon trust hath been in the Lord.
thee : let the ungodly be put to 8 I will be glad, and rejoice in confusion, and be put to silence thy mercy : for thou hast consider
in the grave. ed my trouble, and hast known 20 Let the lying lips be put to my soul in adversities.
silence : which cruelly, disdain9 Thou hast not shut me up into fully, and despitefully, speak athe hand of the enemy : but hast gainst the righteous. set my feet in a large room.
21 O how plentiful is thy good10 Have mercy upon me, O ness, which thou hast laid up for Lord, for I am in trouble : and them that fear thee : and that mine eye is consumed for very thou hast prepared for them that heaviness; yea, my soul and my put their trust in thee, even bebody.
fore the sons of men ! ii For my life is waxen old 22 Thou shalt hide them priwith heaviness : and my years vily by thine own presence from with mourning.
the provoking of all men : thou 12 My strength faileth me, be- shalt keep them secretly in thy cause of mine iniquity : and my tabernacle from the strife of bones are consumed.
tongues. 13 I became a reproof among 23 Thanks be to the Lord : for all mine enemies, but especially he hath shewed me marvellous among my neighbours : and they great kindness in a strong city. of mine acquaintance were afraid 24 And when I made haste, I of me; and they that did see me said : I am cast out of the sight without conveyed themselves from
of thine eyes. me,
25 Nevertheless, thou heardest 14 I am clean forgotten, as a the voice of my prayer : when I dead man out of mind : I am be- cried unto thee. come like a broken vessel.
26 O love the Lord, all ye his 15 For I have heard the blas- saints : for the Lord preserveth phemy of the multitude : and them that are faithful, and plenfear is on every side, while they teously rewardeth the proud doer. conspire together against me, and 27 Be strong, and he shall estatake their counsel to take away blish your heart : all ye that put
your trust in the Lord. Day 6. Evening Prayer. PSALM XXXII.
my bones consumed away through Beati, quorum.
my daily complaining.
4 For thy hand is heavy upon BLE LESSED is he whose unrigh- me day and night : and my mois
teousness is forgiven : and ture is like the drought in sumwhose sin is covered.
mer. 2 Blessed is the man unto whom 5 I will acknowledge my sin the Lord imputeth no sin : and in unto thee : and mine unrightewhose spirit there is no guile. ousness have I not hid.
3 For while I held my tongue : 6 I said, I will confess my sins
unto the Lord : and so thou for- sel of the heathen to nought : and gavest the wickedness of my sin. maketh the devices of the people
7 For this shall every one that to be of none effect, and casteth is godly make his prayer unto out the counsels of princes. thee, in a time when thou may- 11 The counsel of the Lord est be found : but in the great shall endure for ever : and the water-floods they shall not come thoughts of his heart from genenigh him.
ration to generation. 8 Thou art a place to hide me 12 Blessed are the people, whose in, thou shalt preserve me from God is the Lord Jehovah : and trouble : thou shalt compass me blessed are the folk, that he hath about with songs of deliverance. chosen to him to be his inherit
9 I will inform thee, and teach ance. thee in the way wherein thou 13 The Lord looked down from shalt go : and I will guide thee heaven, and beheld all the chilwith mine eye.
dren of men : from the habitation 10 Be ye not like to horse and of his dwelling he considereth all mule, which have no understand- them that dwell on the earth. ing : whose mouths must be held 14 He fashioneth all the hearts with bit and bridle, lest they fall of them : and understandeth all upon thee.
their works. 11 Great plagues remain for the 15 There is no king that can ungodly : but whoso putteth his be saved by the multitude of an trust in the Lord, mercy embrac- host : neither is any mighty man eth him on every side.
delivered by much strength. 12 Be glad, o ye righteous, and 16 A horse is counted but a rejoice in the Lord : and be joyful, vain thing to save a man : neither all ye that are true of heart. shall he deliver any man by his PSALM XXXIII.
17 Behold, the eye of the Lord Exultate, justi.
is upon them that fear him : and
upon them that put their trust in righteous : for it becometh
his mercy ; well the just to be thankful.
18 To deliver their soul from 2 Praise the Lord with harp : death : and to feed them in the sing praises unto him with the lute, time of dearth. and instrument of ten strings. 19 Our soul hath patiently tar
3 Sing unto the Lord a new ried for the Lord : for he is our song : sing praises lustily unto help, and our shield. him with a good courage.
20 For our heart shall rejoice 4 For the word of the Lord is in him : because we have hoped true : and all his works are faith- in his holy Name. ful.
21 Let thy merciful kindness, 0 5 He loveth righteousness and Lord, be upon us : like as we do judgement : the earth is full of
put our trust in thee. the goodness of the Lord.
PSALM XXXIV. 6 By the word of the Lord were the heavens made : and all the
WILL alway give mouth.
7 He gathereth the waters of be in my mouth. the sea together, as it were upon 2 My soul shall make her boast an heap : and layeth up the deep, in the Lord : the humble shall as in a treasure-house.
hear thereof, and be glad. 8 Let all the earth fear the 30 praise the Lord with me : Lord : stand in awe of him, all and let us magnify his Name toye that dwell in the world.
gether. 9 For he spake, and it was done: 4 I sought the Lord, and he he commanded, and it stood fast. heard me : yea, he delivered me
10 The Lord bringeth the coun- out of all my fear.
hosts of them by the breath of his I 'We Lora nis praise shall ever
5 They had an eye unto him, 14 Eschew evil, and do good : and were lightened : and their seek peace, and ensue it. faces were not ashamed.
15 The eyes of the Lord are over 6 Lo, the poor crieth, and the the righteous : and his ears are Lord heareth him : yea, and sav- open unto their prayers. eth him out of all his troubles.
16 The countenance of the Lord 7 The angel of the Lord tar- is against them that do evil : to rieth round about them that fear root out the remembrance of them him ; and delivereth them.
from the earth. 8 0 taste, and see, how gra- 17 The righteous cry, and the cious the Lord is : blessed is the Lord heareth them : and deliverman that trusteth in him.
eth them out of all their troubles. 9 O fear the Lord, ye that are 18 The Lord is nigh unto them his saints : for they that fear him that are of a contrite heart : and lack nothing.
will save such as be of an humble 10 The lions do lack, and suffer spirit. hunger : but they who seek the 19 Great are the troubles of the Lord shall want no manner of righteous : but the Lord deliverthing that is good.
eth him out of all. 11 Come, ye children, and hear- 20 He keepeth all his bones : so ken unto me : I will teach you that not one of them is broken. the fear of the Lord.
21 But misfortune shall slay the 12 What man is he that lusteth ungodly : and they that hate the to live : and would fain see good righteous shall be desolate. days?
22 The Lord delivereth the souls 13 Keep thy tongue from evil : of his servants : and all they that and thy lips, that they speak no put their trust in him shall not guile.
be destitute. DAY 7. PSALM XXXV.
8 Let a sudden destruction come
upon him unawares, and his net, Judica, Domine.
that he hath laid privily, catch
, himself : that he may fall into his with them that strive with own mischief. me : and fight thou against them 9 And, my soul, be joyful in that fight against me.
the Lord : it shall rejoice in his 2 Lay hand upon the shield and salvation. buckler : and stand up to help me. 10 All my bones shall say, Lord,
3 Bring forth the spear, and who is like unto thee, who delistop the way against them that verest the poor from him that is persecute me : say unto my soul, too strong for him : yea, the poor, I am thy salvation.
and him that is in misery, from 4 Let them be confounded, and him that spoileth him? put to shame, that seek after my 11 False witnesses did rise up : soul : let them be turned back, they laid to my charge things that and brought to confusion, that I knew not. imagine mischief for me.
12 They rewarded me evil for 5 Let them be as the dust before
good : to the great discomfort of the wind : and the angel of the
my soul. Lord scattering them.
13 Nevertheless, when they were 6 Let their way be dark and sick, I put on sackcloth, and slippery: and let the angel of the humbled my soul with fasting : Lord persecute them.
and my prayer shall turn into 7. For they, have privily laid mine own bosom. their net to destroy me without 14 I behaved myself as though a cause : yea, even without a it had been my friend, or my brocause have they made a pit for ther : I went heavily, as one that
mourneth for his mother.
28 And as for my tongue, it shall be talking of thy righteous. ness : and of thy praise all the day long.
Dixit in justus.
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.
17 Lord, how long wilt thou look upon this : 0 deliver my soul from the calamities which they bring on me, and my darling from the lions.
18 So will I give thee thanks in the great congregation : I will praise thee among much people.
19 O let not them that are mine enemies triumph over me ungodly: neither let them wink with their eyes that hate me without a cause.
20 And why? their communing is not for peace : but they imagine deceitful words against them that are quiet in the land.
21 They gaped upon me with their mouths, and said : Fie on thee, fie on thee, we saw it with our eyes.
22 This thou hast seen, O Lord : hold not thy tongue then, go not far from me, O Lord.
23 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.
25 Let them not say in their hearts, There, there, so would we have it : neither let them say, We 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.
wickedness of the ungodly : that there is no fear of God before his eyes.
2 For he flattereth himself in his own sight : until his abomi. nable sin be found out.
3 The words of his mouth are unrighteous, and full of deceit : he hath left off to behave himself wisely, and to do good.
4 te imagineth mischief upon his bed, and hath set himself in no good way : neither doth he abhor any thing that is evil.
5 Thy mercy, O Lord, reacheth unto the heavens : and thy faithfulness unto the clouds.
6 Thy righteousness standeth like the strong mountains : thy judgements are like the great deep.
7 Thou, Lord, shalt save both man and beast; How excellent is
mercy, O God : and the children of men shall put their trnst under the shadow of thy wings.
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-kindness unto them that know thee : and thy righteousness unto them that are true of heart.
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.
teous hath : is better than great Noli semulari.
riches of the ungodly.
17 For the arms of the ungodly the ungodly: neither be thou shall be broken : and the Lord envious against the evil doers. upholdeth the righteous.
2 For they shall soon be cut 18 The Lord knoweth the days down like the grass : and be wi- of the godly : and their inheritthered even as the green herb. ance shall endure for ever.
3 Put thou thy trust in the 19 They shall not be confoundLord, and be doing good : dwell ed in the perilous time : and in in the land, and verily thou shalt the days of dearth they shall have be fed.
enough. 4 Delight thou in the Lord : 20 As for the ungodly, they shall and he shall give thee thy heart's perish; and the enemies of the desire.
Lord shall consume as the fat of 5 Commit thy way unto the lambs : yea, even as the smoke, Lord, and put thy trust in him : shall they consume away. and he shall bring it to pass.
21 The ungodly borroweth, and 6 He shall make thy righteous-payeth not again : but the righteness as clear as the light : and thy ous is merciful, and liberal. just dealing as the noon-day.
22 Such as are blessed of God 7 Hold thee still in the Lord, shall possess the land : and they and abide patiently upon him : that are cursed of him shall be but grieve not thyself at him, rooted out. whose way doth prosper, against 23 The Lord ordereth a good the man that doeth after evil man's going : and maketh his way counsels.
acceptable to himself. 8 Leave off from wrath, and 24 Though he fall, he shall not let go displeasure : fret not thy- be cast away : for the Lord upself, else shalt thou be moved to holdeth him with his hand. do evil.
25 I have been young, and now 9 Wicked doers shall be rooted am old : and yet saw I never the out : and they that patiently a- righteous forsaken, nor his seed bide the Lord, those shall inherit begging their bread. the land.
26 The righteous is ever merci10 Yet a little while, and the ful, and lendeth : and his seed is ungodly shall be clean gone : thou blessed. shalt look after his place, and he 27 Flee from evil, and do the shall be away.
thing that is good : and dwell for 11 But the meek-spirited shall evermore. possess the earth : and shall be re- 28 For the Lord loveth the freshed in the multitude of peace. thing that is right : he forsaketh
12 The ungodly seeketh counsel not his that be godly, but they against the just : and gnasheth are preserved for ever. upon him with his teeth.
29 The unrighteous shall be 13 The Lord shall laugh him to punished : as for the seed of the scorn : for he hath seen that his ungodly, it shall be rooted out. day is coming.
30 The righteous shall inherit 14 The ungodly have drawn out the land : and dwell therein for the sword, and have bent their ever. bow : to cast down the poor and 31 The mouth of the righteous needy, and to slay such as are of is exercised in wisdom : and his a right conversation.
tongue will be talking of judge15 Their sword shall go through ment. their own heart : and their bow 32 The law of his God is in his shall be broken.
heart : and his goings shall not 16 A small thing that the righ- / slide.