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27 There is little Benjamin 2 I stick fast in the deep their ruler, and the princes mire, where no ground is; of Juda their council ; the am come into deep waters, so princes of Zebulon, and the that the floods run over me. princes of Naphtali.

3 I am weary of crying, my 28 Thy God hath sent forth throat is dry; my sight faileth strength for thee ; stablish theme for waiting so long upon thing, O God, that thou hast my God. wrought in us,

4 They that hate me with29 For thy temple's sake at out a cause are more than the Jerusalem : so shall kings hairs of my head ; they that bring presents unto thee. are mine enemies, and would

30 When the company of destroy me, guiltless, are the spear-men, and multitude mighty. of the mighty, are scattered 5 I paid them the things abroad among the beasts of that I never took : God, thou the people, so that they hum-knowest my simpleness, and bly bring pieces of silver ; my faults are not hid from and when he hath scattered the thee. people that delight in war; 6 Let pot them that trust

31 Then shall the princes in thee, O Lord God of hosts, come out of Egypt; the Mo-be ashamed for my cause ; let rians' land shall soon stretch not those that seck thee be out her hands unto God. confounded through me, O

32 Sing unto God, o ye Lord God of Israel. kingdoms of the earth; O sing 7 And why? for thy sake praises unto the Lord,

have I suffered reproof ; 33 Who siiteth in the hea- shame hath covered my face. vens over all, from the begin- 8 I am become a stranger ning : Lo, he doth send out unto my brethren, even an his voice ; yea, and that a alien unto my mother's chilmighty voice.

dren. 34 Ascribe ye the power to 9 Forthe zeal of thine house God over Israel ; his worship hath even caten me, and the and strength is in the clouds. rebukes of them that rebuked

35 () God, wonderful art thee, are fallen upon me. thou in thy holy places : even 10 I wept, and chastened the God of Israel, he will give myself with fasting, and that strength and power unto his was turned to my reproof. people. Blessed be God. 11 I put on sackcloth also, EVENING PRAYER,

and they jested upon me.

12 They that sit in the gate Psalm 1xix. Srlvum ire fac. speak against me, and the AVE me, O God ; for the drunkards make songs upon

waters are come in, even nie. uinto my soul.

13 But, Lord, I make my Dd


prayer unto thee in an accept-, 24 Let their eyes be blindable time.

ed, that they see not; and ever 14 Hear me, O God, in the bow thou down their backs. multitude of thy mercy, even 25 Pour out thine indignain the truth of thy salvation. tion upon them, and let thy

15 Take me out of the mire, wrathful displeasure take hold that I sink not; O let me be of them. delivered from them that hate 26 Let their habitation be me, and out of the deep wa-void, and no man to dwell in ters.

their tents. 16 Let not the water-flood 27 For they persecute him drown me, neither let the deep whom thou hast smitten, and swallow me up ; and let not they talk how they may vex the pit shut her mouth upon them whom thou hast woundme.

ed. 17 Hear me, O Lord, for 28 Let them fall from one thy loving-kindnessiscomfort- wickedness to another, and able ; turn thee unto me ac- not come into thy righteouscording to the multitude of thy ness. mercies :

29 Let them be wiped out 18 And hide not thy face of the book of the living, and from thy servant; for I am in not be written among the rightrouble : O haste thee, and teous. hear me.

30 As for me, when I am 19 Draw nigh unto my soul, poor and in heaviness, thy and save it ; o deliver me, help, () God, shall lift me up. because of mine enemies. 31 I will praise the name of

20 Thou hast known my re-God with a song, and magni. proof, my shame, and my dis- fy it with thanksgiving. honour : mine adversaries are 32 'This also shall please the all in thy sight.

Lord, better than a bullock 21 Thy rebuke hath broken that hath horns and hoofs. my heart ; I am full of heavi 33 The humble shall consi. ness: I looked for some to have der this, and be glad : seek ye pity on me, but there was no after God, and your soul shall man, neither found I any to live. com fort me.

34 For the Lord heareth 22 They gave me gall to eat; the poor, and despiscth not his and when I was thirsty, they prisoners. gave me vinegar to drink. 35 Let heaven and earth

23 Let their table be made praise him : the sea, and all a snare to take themselves that moveth therein. withal ; and let the things that 36 For God will save Sion,' should have been for their and build the cities of Juda, wealth, be unto them an occa- that men may dwell there, and sign of falling

have it in possession.

37 The posterity also of his/help me, for thou art my house servants shall inherit it; and of defence, and my castle. they that love his Name shall 3 Deliver me, O my God, dwell therein.

out of the hand of the ungodly, Psalm lxx. Deus, in adjuto

out of the hand of the unrigh

teous and cruel man : rium.

4 For thou, O Lord God, ASTE thee, O God, to art the thing that I long for :

deliver me; make haste thou art my hope, even from to help me, O Lord.

my youth. 2 Let them be ashamed and 5 Through thee have I been confounded, that seek after my holden up ever since I was soul ; let them be turned back-born : thou art he that took ward and put to confusion, that me out of my mother's womb : wish me evil.

my praise shall be always of 3 Let thein for their reward thee. be soon brought to shame, that 6 I am become as it were a cry over me, There, there. monster unto many, but my

4 But let all those that seek sure trust is in thee. thee be joyful and glad in thee: 7 O let my mouth be filled and let all such as delight in with thy praise, that I may thy salvaticn say alway, The sing of thy glory and honour Lord be praised.

all the day long. 5 As for me, I ain poor and

8 Cast me not away in the in misery : haste thee unto me, lime of age; forsake me not O God.

when my strength faileth me : -6 Thou art my helper, and

9 For mine enemies speak my Redeemer : Lord; inake against me ; and they that lay no long tarrying.

wait for my soul take their counsel together, saying, God

hath forsaken him ; persecute The Fourteenth Day.

him, and take him ; for there

is none to deliver him. MIORNING PRAYER. 10. Go not far from me, O Psalm Ixxi. In te, Domine,

God; my God, haste thee to speravi.

help me.

11 Let them be confounded I N thee, O Lord, have I put and perish, that are against

my trust; lel me never be my soul ; let them be covered put to consusion, but rid me, with shame and dishonour, and deliver me in thy righ-that seck to do me evil. teousness; incline thine car 12 As for me, I will pa. unto me, and save me. tiently abide alway, and will

2 Be thou my strong hold. praise thee more and more. whereunto I may alway re 13 My mouth shall daily sort : thou hast promised to speak of thy righteousness and

14 I will go forth in the G'VE the king thy judg

salvation ; for I know no end Psalm lxxii. Deus, judicium. thereof.


ments, O God, and thy strength of the Lord God, and righteousness unto the king's will make mention of thy son. righteousness only.

2 Then shall he judge thy 15 Thou, O God, hast teught people according unto right, me from my youth up until and defend the poor. - now; therefore will I tell of 3 The mountains also shall thy wondrous works. bring peace, and the little hills

16 Forsake me not, O God, righteousness unto the people. in mine old age, when I am 4 He shall keep the simple grey-headed, until I have show- folk by their right, defend the ed thy strength unto this gene-children of the pı ", and punration, and thy power to allfish the wrong doer. them that are yet for to come. 5 They shall fear thee as

17 Thy righteousness, Ollong as the sun and moon enGod, is very high, and great dureth, from one generation lo things are they that thou hast another. done : 0 God, who is like 6 He shall come down like unto thee !

the rain into a fleece of wool, 18 O what great troubles even as the drops that water and adversities hast thou show-the earth. ed me! and yet didst thou 7 In his time shall the righturn and refresh me; yea, teous flourish; yea, and abunand broughtest me from the dance of peace, as long as the dep of the eartbr again. moon endureth.

19 Thou hast brought me 8 His dominion shall be also to great honour, and comfort. from the one sea to the other, ed me on every

and from the flood unto the 20 Therefore will I praise world's end. thee, and thy faithfulness, o 9 They that dwell in the God, playing upon an instru-wilderness shall kneel before ment of music : unto thee will him ; his enemies shall lick I sing upon the harp, thou the dust. Holy One of Israel.

10 The kings of Tharsis and 21 My lips will be fain when/of the isles shall give presents ; I sirg unto thee; and so will the kings of Arabia and Saba my soul, whom thou hast de- shall bring gifts. livered.

11 All kings shall fall down 22 My tongue shall also talk before him ; all nations shall of thy righteousness all the do hím service. day long; for they are con 12 For he shall deliver the founded and brought unto poor, when he crieth ; the shame, that seek to do me needy also, and him that hath cvil.

Ino helper.


13 He shall be favourable 4 For they are in no peril of to the simple and needy, and death; but are lusty and strong. shall preserve the souls of the 5 They come in no misforpoor.

lune like other folk ; neither 14 He shall delivertheir souls are they plagued like other from falsehood and wrong; men, and dear shall their blood be 6 And this is the cause that in his sight.

they are so holden with pride, 15 He shall live, and unto and overwhelmed with cruelty. bini shall be given of the gold 7. Their eyes swell with fat. of Arabia ; prayer shall beness, and they do even what made ever unto him, and daily they lust. shall he be praised.

8 They corrupt other, and 16 There shall be an heap speak of wicked blasphemy ; of corn'lf the earth), high upon their talking is against the the bills; his fruit shall shake Most High. like Libanus, and shall be 9 For they stretch forth green in the city like grass their mouth unto the heaven, upon the earth.

and their tongue goeth through 17 His name shall endure the world. for ever; his name shall re. 10 Therefore fall the peomain under the sun amongst ple unto them, and thereout the posterities, which shall be suck they no small advantage. blessed through him; and all 11 Tush, say they, how the heathen shall praise him. should God perceive it? is there

18 Blessed be the Lord God, knowledge in the Most Iligh? even the God of Israel, which 12 Lo, these are the unonly docth wondrous things; godly : these prosper in the

19 And blessed be the Name world; and these have riches of his Majesty for ever: and in possession : and I said, Then all the earth shall be filled have I cleansed my heart in with his Majesty. Amen, vain, and washed mine hands Amen.

in innocency. EVENING PRAYER.

13 All the day long have I

been punished, and chastened Psalm lxxiji. Quam bonus

every morning. Israel!

14 Yea, and I had almost "RULY God is loving unto said even as they ; but lo, then

Israel; even unto such I should have condemned the as are of a clean heart. generation of thy children.

2 Nevertheless my feet were 15 Tlien thought I to unalmost gone, my treadings had derstand this; but it was too well nigh slipt.

lbard for me, 3 And why? I was grieved 16 Until I went into the at the wicked : I do also see sanctuary of God: then undera the ungodly in such prosperity.Istood I the end of these men ;


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