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2 Those of low 'ránk and those of high; the rich as well as the poor.
3 My mouth shall utter lessons of wisdom and the meditations of my mind shall be instruction.
4 I will bow down mine ear to a parable; I will open my proposition on the harp.
5 il herefore should I fear in the days of adversity ; when the iniquity of the fraúdulent surroundeth ine;
6 of those, who confide in their own riches ; and glory in the greatness of their wealth?
7 No man can deliver from death his brother ; nor give unto God a 'ransoin for him:
8 Or a redemption-price for his life ; so that he should be spared for ever ; and 'live for ever, and never see corruption.
9 For it is evident, that the wise themselves die as well as the foolish and thoughtless; they all pérish alike, and leave their riches to others.
10 Their grave is their house for ever, their habitation through all generations : on earth they call their lands after their own
I Nevertheless, a man of riches, when he receiveth not instruction, resembleth the beasts, and is like them.
12 Such is their conduct, and foolish confidence ; and their posterity follow their example.
13 They shall be laid in the grave like sheep ; death shall be their shepherd, and have dominion over them :
14 1 heir beauty shall consume away and the grave shall be their habitation.
15 But God will deliver my life from the power of the grave : for he will receive
16 Fear not, therefore, because a man is
grown rich; and the glory of his house is increased :
17 For, at his death, he shall carry nothing away : neither shall his glory folloiv him.
18 Although in his life he deemed himself happy ; and was praised while he was in prosperity :
19 Yet he shall go to the generation of his fathers, and see the light no more. 20 Thus, a man of riches, when he re
ceiveth not instruction, resembleth the beasts; and is like unto them.
JEHOVAH, the mighty God, speaketh ; and calleth to the inhabitants of the land, from the rising of the sun to the setting of the same.
2 From Zion, the perfection of beauty, GOD showeth himself in his splendour.
3 GOD cometh, and will not be silent; before him is a devouring fire, surrounded by a mighty tempest.
4 He calleth to the heavens and to the carth to be witnesses, while he judgeth his people.
5 Let his worshippers assemble together, who make a covenant with him by sacrifice:
6 That the heavens may testify his righteousness; for god himself is to be the judge.
7 “ Hear,” saith be, “o my people ! while I speak; while I protest against thee,
Israel ! for I am GOD, even thy God.
8I reprove thee, not on account of thy sacrifices; for shy burnt-offerings are continually before me. Q4
9 “ I will
9 " I' will not accept of the bullocks from thy stalls ; nor of the he-goats from thy folds:
10 “ For every beast of the forest is mine; the cattle also upon a thousand Bills.
"I own every bird of the air; and every living creature in the field is mine.
12 “ If I were hungry, I would not apply to thee; for the whole world is mine, and all that it contains.
13 " Shall I then cat the flesh of bulls, or drink the blood of goats ?
14 “ No; offer unto GOD the sacrifice of praise ; and perform thy vows to the most high.
15 “ Call upon me in the time of distress! and when I deliver thee, glorify thou me.”
16 But unto the wicked GOD saith : ** How becometh it thee to talk of iny statutes ?
17“ My covenant thou hast in thy mouth ; but thou hatest instruction, and castest my words behind thee.
18 “ If thou see a thief, thou joinest him; and thou art a pártaker with adulterers.
- Thou openest thy'mouth to ütter malice; and thy tongue frameth deceit after ideceit.
20 “ Thou 'spcakest ' falsehood against thy brother ; 'and slanderest thine own mother's son.
« These things thou doest, -and shall I be silent thinkest thou that I am like thyself? I will reprove and convict thee to thy face.
22 '“ Mark this'; ye, who are forgetful of God! lest I cut thee off,mänd none shall rescue thee.
23 “ He, whose sacrifice is praise, honoureth me; and unto such I will show the way of salvation."
HAVE mercy upon me, o God! according to thy goodness, according to the greatness ‘of thy mercies, blot'oùt my transgressions.
2 Wash me 'thoroughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.
3 For I acknowledge my transgressions, and my sin is ever present to my view.
4 Before thee, before thee only, I sinned, and under thiñe eyes I did the evil ;-so that