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ungodly; thou hast put outs turned into hell, and all the their name for ever and ever. people that forget God. 6 O thou

enemy, destructions 18 For the poor shall not are come to a perpetual end; alway be forgotten; the patient even as the cities which thou abiding of the meek shall not hast destroyed, their memorial perish for ever. is perished with them.

19 Up, LORD, and let not 7 But the LORD shall endure man have the upper hand; let for ever; he hath also prepared the heathen be judged in thy his seat for judgment. sight.

8 For he shall judge the 20 Put them in fear, O LORD, world in righteousness, and that the heathen may

know minister true judgment unto the themselves to be but men. people.

PSALM 10. 9 The LORD also will be

Ut quid, Domine ? a defence for the oppressed, WHY standest thou so far even a refuge in due time of off, O Lord, and hidest thy face trouble.

in the needful time of trouble? ·10 And they that know thy 2 The ungodly, for his own name will put their trust in lust, doth persecute the poor : thee; for thou, LORD, hast let them be taken in the never failed them that seek crafty wiliness that they have thee.

imagined. 11 O praise the LORD which 3 For the ungodly hath made dwelleth in Sion; show the boast of his own heart's desire, people of his doings :

and speaketh good of the covet. 12 For when he maketh ous, whom God abhorreth. inquisition for blood, he remem- 4 The ungodly is so proud, bereth them, and forgetteth not that he careth not for God, the complaint of the poor. neither is GOD in all his

13 Have mercy upon me, o thoughts. LORD; consider the trouble 5 His ways are alway grievwhich I suffer of them that hate ous; thy judgments are far me, thou that liftest me up from above out of his sight, and therethe gates of death ;

fore defieth he all his enemies. 14 That I may show all thy 6 For he hath said in his praises within the ports of the heart, Tush, I shall never be daughter of Sion; I will rejoice cast down, there shall no harm in thy salvation.

happen unto me, 15 The heathen are sunk 7 His mouth is full of cursing, down in the pit that they made; deceit, and fraud; under his in the same net which they hid tongue is ungodliness and privily is their foot taken. vanity.

16 The LORD is known to 8 He sitteth lurking in the execute judgment; the ungodly thievish corners of the streets, is trapped in the work of his and privily in his lurking dens own hands.

doth he murder the innocent ; 17 The wicked shall be his eyes are set against the poor

the poor.

9 For he lieth waiting se-| that she should flee as a bird cretly; even as a lion lurketh unto the hill ? he in his den, that he may 2 For lo, the ungodly bend ravish the poor.

their bow, and make ready their 10 He doth ravish the poor, arrows within the quiver, that when he getteth him into his net. they may privıly shoot at them

11 He falleth down and which are true of heart. humbleth himself, that the con- 3 For the foundations will be gregation of the poor may fall cast down.; and what hath the into the hands of his captains. righteous done ?

12 He that saith in his heart, 4 The Lord is in his holy Tush, God hath forgotten; he temple; the LORD's seat is in hideth away his face, and he heaven. will never see it.

5 His eyes consider the poor, 13 Arise, O LORD God, and and his eye-lids try the children lift up thine hand; forget not of men.

6 The LORD alloweth the 14 Wherefore should the righteous; but the ungodly, and wicked blaspheme God, while him that delighteth in wickedhe doth say in his heart, Tush, ness, doth his soul abhor. thou God carest not for it? 7 Upon the ungodly he shall

15 Surely thou hast seen it; rain snares, fire and brimstone, for thou beholdest ungodliness storm and tempest: this shall

be their portion to drink. 16 That thou mayest take 8 For the righteous LORD the matter into thy hand : the loveth righteousness : his counpoor committeth himself unto tenance will behold the thing thee; for thou art the helper that is just. of the friendless.

17 Break thou the power of the ungodly and malicious ;

Psalm 12. Saldum me fac. take away his ungodliness, and HELP me, LORD, for there thou shalt find none.

is not one godly man left ; 18 The LORD is King for for the faithful are minished ever and ever, and the heathen from among the children of are perished out of the land.

19 LORD, thou hast heard 2 They talk of vanity every the desire of the poor; thou one with his neighbour; they preparest their heart, and thine do but flatter with their lips, ear hearkeneth thereto.

and dissemble in their double 20 To help the fatherless heart. and poor unto their right, that 3 The LORD shall root out the man of the earth be no more all deceitful lips, and the tongue exalted against them.

that speaketh proud things :

4 Which have said, With our Psalm 11. In Domino confido.

tongue will we prevail; we are IN the Lord put I my trust; they that ought to speak : who how say ye then to my soul, lis Lord over us?

and wrong,



the poor,


5 Now, for the comfortless

Psalm 14. Dixit insipiens. troubles' sake of the needy, and because of the deep sighing of THE fool hath said in his

heart, There is no God. 6 I will up, saith the LORD, 2 They are corrupt, and and will help every one from become abominable in their him that swelleth against him, doings; there is none that doeth and will set him at rest. good, no not one.

7 The words of the LORD 3 The LORD looked down are pure words, even as the from heaven upon the children silver which from the earth is of men, to see if there were tried, and purified seven times any that would understand, and in the fire.

seek after GOD: 8 Thou shalt keep them, 4 But they are all gone out O LORD; thou shalt preserve of the way, they are altogether him from this generation for become abominable ; there is

none that doeth good, no not 9 The ungodly walk on every one. side : when they are exalted,

5 Their throat is an open the children of men are put to sepulchre; with their tongues rebuke.

have they deceived: the poison

of asps is under their lips. PSALM 13. Usque quo, Domine ?

6 Their mouth is full of HOW long wilt thou forget cursing and bitterness; their me, O LORD; for ever? how feet are swift to shed blood. long wilt thou hide thy face 7 Destruction and unhappifrom me?

ness is in their ways, and the 2 How long shall I seek way of peace have they not counsel in my soul, and be so known; there is no fear of God vexed in my heart? How long before their eyes. shall mine enemies triumph 8 Have they no knowledge, over me ?

that they are all such workers 3 Consider, and hear me, of mischief, eating up my peo0 LORD my God; lighten ple as it were bread, and call mine eyes, that I sleep not in not upon the LORD? death;

9 There were they brought 4 Lest mine enemy say, I in great fear, even where no have prevailed against him : for fear was; for God is in the if I be cast down, they that generation of the righteous. trouble me will rejoice at it. 10 As for you, ye have made

5 But my trust is in thy a mock at the counsel of the mercy, and my heart is joyful poor; because he putteth his in thy salvation.

trust in the LORD. 6 I will sing of the LORD, 11 Who shall give salvation because he hath dealt so loving- unto Israel out of Sion? When ly with me; yea, I will praise the LORD turneth the captivity the name of the LORD most of his people, then shall Jacob Highest.

rejoice, and Israel shall be glad


THE THIRD DAY. and of my cup; thou shalt

maintain my lot.

7 The lot is fallen unto me Psalm 15. Domine, quis habitabit? in a fair ground; yea, I have a

LORD, who shall dwell in goodly heritage. thy tabernacle? or who shall 8 I will thank the LORD for rest upon thy holy hill ? giving me warning ; my reins

2 Even he that leadeth an un- also chasten me in the night corrupt life, and doeth the thing season. which is right, and speaketh the 9 I have set God always truth from his heart:

before me; for he is on my right 3 He that hath used no deceit hand, therefore I shall not fall. in his tongue, nor done evil to 10 Wherefore my heart was his neighbour, and hath not glad, and my glory rejoiced ; slandered his neighbour : my

flesh also shall rest in hope. 4 He that setteth not by 11 For why? thou shalt not himself, but is lowly in his own leave my soul in hell; neither eyes, and maketh much of them shalt thou suffer thy holy One that fear the LORD:

to see corruption. 5 He that sweareth unto his 12 Thou shalt show me the neighbour, and disappointeth path of life : in thy presence is him not, though it were to his the fulness of joy, and at thy own hindrance :

right hand there is pleasure for 6 He that hath not given his evermore, money upon usury, nor taken

Psalm 17. Exaudi, Domine. reward against the innocent:

7 Whoso doeth these things HEAR the right, O LORD, shall never fall.

consider my complaint, and

hearken unto my prayer, that Psalm 16. Conserva me, Domine.

goeth not out of feigned lips. PRESERVE me, O God; 2 Let my sentence for in thee have I put my trust. forth from thy presence, and let

2 O my soul, thou hast said thine eyes look upon the thing unto the LORD, Thou art my that is equal. God; my goods are nothing 3 Thou hast proved and unto thee.

visited mine heart in the night 3 All my delight is upon the season; thou hast tried me, and saints that are in the earth, and shalt find no wickedness in me; upon such as excel in virtue. for I am utterly purposed that

4 But they that run after my mouth shall not offend. another god shall have great 4 Because of men's works trouble.

that are done against the words 5 Their drink-offerings of of thy lips, I have kept me blood will I not offer, neither from the ways of the destroyer. make mention of their names 5 O hold thou up my goings within my lips.

in thy paths, that my footsteps 6 The Lord himself is the slip not. portion of mine inheritance, 6 I have called upon thee,


O God, for thou shalt hear me : stony rock, and my defence, incline thine ear to me, and my Saviour, my God, and my hearken unto my words. might, in whom I will trust;

7 Show thy marvellous loving my buckler, the horn also of my kindness, thou that art the salvation, and my refuge. Saviour of them which put their 2 I will call upon the LORD, trust in thee, from such as resist which is worthy to be praised; thy hand.

so shall I be safe from mine 8 Keep me as the apple of enemies. an eye; hide me under the 3 The sorrows of death shadow of thy wings,

compassed me, and the over9 From the ungodly, that flowings of ungodliness made trouble me; mine enemies com- me afraid. pass me round about, to take 4 The pains of hell came away my soul.

about me; the snares of death 10 They are inclosed in their overtook me. own fat, and their mouth speak- 5 In my trouble I will call eth proud things.

upon the LORD, and complain 11 They lie waiting in our unto my God; way on every side, turning their 6 So shall he hear


voice eyes down to the ground. out of his holy temple, and my

12 Like as a lion that is complaint shall come before greedy of his prey, and as it him; it shall enter even into were a lion's whelp lurking in his ears. secret places.

ng The earth trembled and 13 Up, LORD, disappoint him, quaked, the very foundations and cast him down ; deliver my also of the hills shook, and were soul from the ungodly, which removed, because he is a sword of thine :

wroth. 14 From the men of thy

8 There went a smoke out in hand, O LORD, from the men I his presence, and a consuming say, and from the evil world; fire out of his mouth, so that which have their portion in this coals were kindled at it. life, whose bellies thou fillest 9 He bowed the heavens also, with thy hid treasure.

and came down, and it was 15 They have children at dark under his feet. their desire, and leave the rest of 10 He rode upon the Chetheir substance for their babes. rubim, and did Ay; he came

16 But as for me, I will nying upon the wings of the behold thy presence in right- wind. eousness; and when I awake up

11 He made darkness a secret after thy likeness, I shall be place, his pavilion round about satisfied with it.

him with dark water, and thick clouds to cover him.


12 At the brightness of his Psalm 18. Diligam te, Domine.

presence his clouds removed ; I WILL love thee, O LORD, hailstones and coals of fire. my strength. The LORD is my 13 The LORD also thundered


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