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2 For lo, the ungodly bend 3 The Lord shall root out their bow, and make ready all deceitful lips, and the their arrows within the qui- tongue that speaketh proud ver, that they may privily things : thoot at them which are true 4 Which have said, With of heart.

our tongue will we prevail ; 3 For the foundations will we are they that ought to be cast down; and what hath speak : who is Lord over us? the righteous done ?

5 Now, for the comfortless 4 The Lord is in his holy troubles sake of the needy, temple ; the Lord's seat is in and because of the deep fighheaven.

ing of the poor, 5 His eyes consider the 6 I will up, faith the Lord, poor, and his eye-lids try the and will help every one from children of men.

him that swelleth against him, 6 The Lord alloweth the and will set him at rest. righteous; but the ungodly, 7 The words of the Lord and him that deligbteth in are pure words, even as the wickedness, doth his foul ab- silver which from the earth is hor.

tried, and purified seven times 7 Upon the ungodly he in the fire. shallrain snares, fire and brim 8 Thou shalt keep them, stone, stormand tempeft : this O Lord; thou shalt preserve shall be their portiontodrink. him from this generation for

8 For the righteous Lord ever. loveth righteousness: his coun 9 The ungodly walk on tenance will behold the thing every side: when they are that is juft.

exalted, the children of men
EVENING PRAYER. are put to rebuke.
Pfalm xii. Salvum me fac. Psalm xiii. Usque quo

ELPme, Lord, for there OW

wilt thou for-
is not one godly man

get me, O Lord; for left; for the faithful are mi- ever? how long wilt thou nished from among the chil- hide thy face from me? dren of men,

2 How long shall I seek 2 They talk of vanity every counsel in ny soul, and be one with his neighbour; they so vexed in my heart? How do but flatter with their lips, long shall mine enemies triand diffemble in their double umph over me? heart.

3 Consider, and hear me,

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Destruction and unhapnine eyes, that I Neep not in piness is in their ways, and death;

peace have they 4 Lest mine enemy fay, I not known; there is no fear have prevailed against him : of God before their eyes. for if I be cast down, they 8 Have they no knowledge, that trouble me will rejoice that they are all such workers

of mischief, eating up my peo5 But my trust is in thy ple as it were bread, and call mercy, and my heart is joy- not upon the Lord ? ful in thy salvation.

9 There were they brought 6 I will sing of the Lord, in great fear, even where no because he hath dealt so lov- fear was; for God is in the geingly with me; yea, I will neration of the righteous. praise the Name of the Lord 10 As for you, ye have most Highest.

made a mock at the counsel

of the poor ; because he putPsalm xiv. Dixit infipiens. teth his trust in the Lord. HE fool hath said in his

Wholhallgive salvation heart, There is no God. Israel out Sion 2 They are corrupt, and When the Lord turneth the E become abominable in their captivity of his people, then

doings; there is none that shall Jacob rejoice, and Israel doeth good, no not one.

Thall be glad. 3 The Lord looked down from heaven upon the chil The Third Day. dren of men, to see if there

MORNING PRAYER. were any that would understand, and seek after God: Psalm xv. Domine, quis habi

tabit ? 4. But they are all gone out of the way, they are alto ORD, who shall dwell in gether become abominable ; thy tabernacle ? or who there is none that doeth good, shall rest upon thy holy hill ? no not one.

2 Even he that leadeth an 5 Their throat is an open uncorrupt life, and doeth the sepulchre ; with their tongues thing which is right, and have they deceived: the poi. speaketh the truth from his son of afps is under their lips. heart :

6 Their mouth is full of 3 He that hath used no decursing and bitterness; their ceit in his tongue, nor done feet are swift to shed blood. evil to his neighbour, and U2



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a goodly heritage. 4

He that setteth not by 8 I will thank the Lord for himself ; but is lowly in his giving me warning; my reins own eyes, and maketh much also chasten me in the night of them that fear the Lord : season.

5 He that sweareth unto 9 I have set God always behis neighbour, and disappoint- fore me; for he is on my eth him not, though it were right hand, therefore I thaí to his own hindrance :

6 He that hath not given 10 Wherefore my heart was his money upon usury, nor glad, and my glory rejoiced; taken reward against the inno- my filesh also shall rest in hope. cent.

11 For why? thou shalt 7 Whosodoeth these things not leave my soul in hell; nei. fhall never fall.

ther shalt thou suffer thy HoPsalm xvi. Conserva me,

ly One to see corruption.

12 Thou shalt show me the Domine.

path of life: in thy presence RESERVE me, O God; is the fulness of joy, and at for in thee have I put thy right hand there is plea

sure for evermore. 2 O my soul, thou hast said unto the Lord, Thou art my

Psalm xvii. Exaudi, Domine. God; my goods are nothing EAR the right, O unto thee.

Lord, consider iny com3 All my delight is upon plaint, and hearken unto my the saints that are in the earth, prayer, that goeth not out of and upon such as excel in vir- feigned lips. tue.

2 Let my sentence come 4 But they that run after forth from thy presence, and another God shall have great let thine eyes look upon the trouble.

thing that is equal. 5 Their drink-offerings of 3 Thou hast proved and viblood will I not offer, neither sited mine heart in the night make mention of their names season; thou hast tried ine, within my lips.

and shalt find no wickedness 6 The Lord himself is the in me, for I am utterly pur. portion of mine inheritance, posed that my mouth Thall and of my cup; thou shalt not offend. maintain my lot.

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from the ways of the de- fillest with thy hid treasure. The stroyer.

15 They have children at 5 O hold thou up my go. their desire, and leave the rest gain ings in thy paths, that my of their substance for their footsteps flip not.

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6 I have called upon thee, 16 But as for me, I will O God, for thou shalt hear behold thy presence in righha

me: incline thine ear to me, teousness; and when I awake and hearken unto my words. up after thy likeness, I shall

7 Show thy marvellous lov- be satisfied with it. d;

ing kindness, thou that art
pe the Saviour of them which EVENING PRAYER.

put their trust in thee, from
such as resist thy right hand.

Psalm xviii. Diligam te,

Domine. 8 Keep me as the apple of an eye ; hide me under the Will love thee, O Lord, shadow of thy wings,

my strength. The Lord is 9 From the ungodly, that my stony rock, and my detrouble me; mine enemies fence, my Saviour, my God, compass me round about, to and my might, in whom I take away my soul.

will trust; my buckler, the 10 They are inclosed in horn also of my salvation, and theirown fat, and their mouth my refuge. 0 speaketh proud things. 2 I will call upon the Lord,

11 They lie waiting in our which is worthy to be praised; way on every side, turning so shall I be safe from mine their eyes down to theground. enemies.

12 Like as a lion that is 3 The sorrows of death greedy of his prey, and as it compassed me, and the over

were a lion's whelp lurking flowings of ungodliness made he in secret places.

me afraid. 13 Up, Lord, disappoint 4 The pains of hell came I

him, and cast him down; de- about me; the snares of death ht

liver my soul from the un- overtook me. e,

godly, which is a sword of 5 In my trouble I will call thine.

upon the Lord, and complain 14 From the men of thy unto my God; 1

hand, O Lord, from the men 6 So shall he hear my voice I say, and from the evil world; out of his holy temple, and which have their portion in my complaint shall come be


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fore him; it shall enter even on high to fetch me, and into his ears.

Mhall take me out of many 7 The earth trembled and waters. guaked, the very foundations 17 He shall deliver me also of the hills shook, and from my strongest enemy, were removed, because he was and from them which hate wroth.

me ; for they are too mighty 8 There went a smoke out for me. in his presence, and a consum 18 They prevented me in ing fire out of his mouth, so the day of my trouble ; but that coals were kindled at it. the Lord was my upholder.

9 He bowed the heavens 19 He brought me forth allo, and came down, and it also into a place of liberty ; was dark under his feet. he brought me forth, even

10 He rode upon the Che- because he had a favour unto rubim, and did fly; he came me. flying upon the wings of the 20 The Lord shall reward wind.

me after my righteous deal11 He made darkness his ing, according to the cleansecret place, his pavilion round neis of my hands thall he reabout him with dark water, compense me. and thick clouds to cover 2i Because I have kept the him.

ways of the Lord, and have 12 At the brightness of his not forsaken my God, as the presence his clouds removed; wicked doth. hail-ftones and coals of fire. 22 For I have an eye unto

13 The Lord also thunder- all his laws, and will not cast ed out of heaven, and the out his commandments from Highest gave his thunder ; me. hail-ftones and coals of fire. 23 I was also uncorrupt be

14 He sent out his arrows, fore him, and eschewed mine and scattered them; he cast own wickedness. forth lightnings, and destroy 24 Therefore shall the Lord ed them.

reward me after my righteous 15 The springs of waters dealing, and according unto were seen, and the foundati- the cleanness of my hands in ons of the round world were his eye-sight. discovered at thy chiding, O 25 With the holy thou Lord, at the blasting of the shalt be holy, and with a perbreath of thy displealure. fect man thou shalt be per16 He shall send down from feet.

26 With

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