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13 Thinkest thou that I would ned, and done this evil in thy sight, eat bull's flesh, and drink the blood that thou mightest be justified in of goats?

thy saying, and clear when thou 14 Offer unto God thanksgiving, art judged. and pay thy vows unto the Most 5 Behold, I was shapen in wickHighest,

edness, and in sin hath my mother 15 And call upon me in the time conceived me. of trouble; so will I hear thee, and 6 But lo, thou requirest truth in thou shalt praise me.

the inward parts, and shalt make 16 But unto the ungodly said me to understand wisdom secretly. God, Why dost thou preach my 7 Thou shalt purge me with laws, and takest my covenant in hyssop, and I shall be clean; thou thy mouth;

shalt wash me, and I shall be 17 Whereas thou hatest to be whiter than snow. reformed, and hast cast my words 8 Thou shalt make me hear of behind thee?

joy and gladness, that the bones 18 When thou sawest a thief, which thou hast broken may rethou consentedst unto him; and joice. hast been partaker with the adul 9 Turn thy face from my sins, terers.

and put out all my misdeeds. 19 Thou hast let thy mouth 10 Make me a clean heart, O speak wickedness, and with thy God, and renew a right spirit tongue thou hast set forth deceit. within me.

20 Thou sattest and spakest 11. Cast me not away from thy against thy brother; yea, and hast presence, and take not thy Holy slandered thine own mother's son. Spirit from me.

21 These things hast thou done, 12 O give me the comfort of th. and I held my tongue, and thou help again, and stablish me with thoughtest wickedly, that I am thy free Spirit. even such a one as thyself; but I 13 Then shall I teach thy ways will reprove thee, and set before unto the wicked, and sinners shall thee the things that thou hast be converted unto thee. done.

14 Deliver me from blood-guilti22 O consider this, ye that for- ness, O God, thou that art the God get God, lest I pluck you away, of my health; and my tongue shall and there be none to deliver you. sing of thy righteousness.

23 Whoso offereth me thanks 15 Thou shalt open my lips, and praise, he honoureth me; and Lord, and my mouth shall show to him that ordereth his conversa- thy praise. tion right, will I show the salva 16 For thou desirest no sacrifice, tion of God.

else would I give it thee; but thou Psalm 51. Miserere mei, Deus. delightest not in burnt-offerings. AVE mercy upon me, O God, 17 The sacrifice of God is a

after thy great goodness, ac- troubled spirit: a broken and concording to the multitude of thy trite heart, O God, shalt thou not mercies do away mine offences. despise.

2 Wash me thoroughly from 18 O be favourable and gracious my wickedness, and cleanse me unto Sion; build thou the walls of from my sin;

Jerusalem. 3 For I acknowledge my faults, 19 Then shalt thou be pleased and my

sin is ever before me. with the sacrifice of righteousness, 4 Against thee only have I sin- with the burnt-offerings and obla

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tions; then shall they offer young come abominable ; there is also bullocks upon thine altar. none that doeth good, no not one.

Psalm 52. Quid gloriaris? 5 Are they not without under VHY boastest thou thyself, standing that work wickedness,

thou tyrant, that thou canst eating up my people as if they do mischief?

would eat bread ? they have not 2 Whereas the goodness of God called upon God. . endureth yet daily.

6 They were afraid, where no 3 Thy tongue imagineth wicked-fear was; for God hath broken the ness, and with lies thou cuttest like bones of him that besieged thee; a sharp razor.

thou hast put them to confusion, 4 Thou hast loved unrighteous- because God hath despised them. ness more than goodness, and to 7 Oh that the salvation were talk of lies more than righteous- given unto Israel out of Sion! Oh

that the Lord would deliver his 5 Thou hast loved to speak all people out of captivity! words that may do hurt, O thou 8 Then should Jacob rejoice, false tongue.

and Israel should be right glad. 6 Therefore shall God destroy Psalm 54. Deus, in Nomine. thee for ever; he shall take thee, AVE me, O God, for


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ing, and root thee out of the land of in thy strength. the living.

2 Hear my prayer, O God, and 7 The righteous also shall see hearken unto the words of my this, and fear, and shall laugh him mouth: to scorn :

3 For strangers are risen up 8 Lo, this is the man that took against me; and tyrants, which not God for his strength; but trust-have not God before their eyes, ed unto the multitude of his riches, seek after my soul. . and strengthened himself in his 4 Behold, God is my helper ; wickedness.

the Lord is with them that uphold 9 As for me, I am like a green my soul. olive-tree in the house of God; my 5 He shall reward evil unto mine trust is in the tender mercy of God enemies : destroy thou them in thy for ever and ever.

truth. 10 I will always give thanks 6 An offering of a free heart will unto thee for that thou hast done ; I give thee, and praise thy name, O and I will hope in thy name, for thy Lord; because it is so comfortable. saints like it well.

7 For he hath delivered me out EVENING PRAYER. of all my trouble; and mine eye Psalm 53. Dixit insipiens. hath seen his desire upon mine THE foolish body hath said in enemies. his heart, There is no God. Psalm 55. Exaudi, Deus.

TEAR my prayer, O God, and abominable in their wickedness; there is none that doeth good. petition.

3 God looked down from hea 2 Take heed unto me, and hear ven upon the children of men, to me, how I mourn in my prayer, see if there were any that would and am vexed. understand, and seek' after God. 3 The


so, and the 4 But they are all gone out of ungodly cometh on so fast; for the way, they are altogether he-they are minded to do me some

2 Corrupt are they, and become H hide "not thyself from my


mischief, so maliciously are they that was against me; for there set against me.

were many with me. 4 My heart is disquieted within 20 Yea, even God that endureth me, and the fear of death is fallen for ever, shall hear me, and bring upon me.

them down; for they will not turn, 5 Fearfulness and trembling are nor fear God. come upon me, and an horrible 21 He laid his hands upon such dread hath overwhelmed me. as be at peace with him, and he

6 And I said, Oh that I had wings brake his covenant. like a dove ; for then would I flee 22 The words of his mouth were away, and be at rest.

softer than butter, having war in 7 Lo, then would I get me away his heart; his words were smoother far off, and remain in the wilder-than oil, and yet they be very

swords. 8 I would make haste to escape,

23 O cast thy burden upon the because of the stormy wind and Lord, and he shall nourish thee, tempest.

and shall not suffer the righteous to 9 Destroy their tongues, O Lord, fall for ever. and divide them; for I have spied 24 And as for them, thou, O unrighteousness and strife in the God, shalt bring them into the pit city.

of destruction. io Day and night they go about 25 The blood-thirsty and dewithin the walls thereof; mischief ceitful men shall not live out half also and sorrow are in the midst their days: nevertheless, my trust of it.

shall be in thee, O Lord. 11 Wickedness is therein; deceit and guile go not out of their streets.

The eleventh Day. 12 For it is not an open enemy

MORNING PRAYER. that hath done me this dishonour: Psalm 56. Miserere mei, Deus. for then I could have borne it:

13 Neither was it mine adversa. BE merciful unto me, o God, ry that did magnify himself againstvour me; he is daily fighting and me; for then peradventure I would troubling me. have hid myself from him :

2 Mine enemies are daily in hand 14 But it was even thou, my to swallow me up; for they be companion, my guide, and mine many that fight against me, Othou own familiar friend.

Most Highest. 15 We took sweet counsel to 3 Nevertheless, though I am gether, and walked in the house sometimes afraid, yet put I my of God as friends.

trust in thee. 16 Let death come hastily upon 4 I will praise God because of them, and let them go down quick his word: I have put my trust in into hell; for wickedness is in their God, and will not fear what flesh dwellings, and among them. can do unto me.

17 As for me, I will call upon 5 They daily mistake my words; God, and the Lord shall save me. all that they imagine is to do meevil.

18 In the evening, and morning, 6 They hold all together, and and at noon-day, will I pray, and keep themselves close, and mark that instantly ; and he shall hear my steps, when they lay wait for

19 It is he that hath delivered 7 Shall they escape for their my soul in peace, from the battle wickedness ? thou, O God, in thy

my voice.

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displeasure, shalt cast them down. 9 Awake up, my glory; awake,

8 Thou tellest my wanderings: lute and harp: I myself will awake put my tears into thy bottle: are right early. not these things noted in thy book? 10 I will give thanks unto thee,

9 Whensoever I call upon thee, O Lord, among the people; and then shall mine enemies be put to I will sing unto thee among the flight: this I know; for God is on nations.

11 For the greatness of thy 10 In God's word will I rejoice; mercy reacheth unto the heavens, in the Lord's word will I comfort and thy truth unto the clouds. me.

12 Set up thyself, O God, above 11 Yea, in God have I put my the heavens, and thy glory above trust; I will not be afraid what all the earth. man can do unto me.

Psalm 58. Si vere utique. 12 Unto thee, O God, will I RE your minds set upon rightpay my vows ; unto thee will I

eousness, Oye congregation? give thanks.

and do ye judge the thing that is 13 For thou hast delivered my right, O ye sons of men ? soul from death, and my feet from 2 Yea, ye imagine mischief in falling, that I may walk before your heart upon the earth, and God in the light of the living. your hands deal with wickedPsalm 57. Miserere mei, Deus.

3 are froward, be merciful unto me; for my even from their mother's womb; soul trasteth in thee; and under the as soon as they are born, they go shadow of thy wings shall be my astray and speak lies. refuge, until this tyranny be over 4 They are as venomous as the past.

poison of a serpent, even like the 2 I will call unto the most high deaf adder, that stoppeth her ears; God, even unto the God that shall 5 Which refuseth to hear the perform the cause which I have in voice of the charmer, charm he hand.

never so wisely. 3 He shall send from heaven, 6 Break their teeth, O God, in and save me from the reproof of their mouths; smite the jaw-bones him that would eat me up. of the lions, O Lord: let them fall

4 God shall send forth his mercy away like water that runneth and truth: my soul is among lions. apace; and when they shoot their

5 And I lie even among the chil- arrows, let them be rooted out. dren of men, that are set on fire, 7 Let them consume away like whose teeth are spears and arrows, a snail, and be like the untimely and their tongue a sharp sword. fruit of a woman; and let thein

6 Set up thyself, O God, above not see the sun. the heavens, and thy glory above 8 Or ever your pots be made all the earth.

hot with thorns, so let indignation 7 They have laid a net for my vex him, even as a thing that is feet, and pressed down my soul ; raw. they have digged a pit before me, 9 The righteous shall rejoice, and are fallen into the midst of it when he seeth the vengeance; he themselves.

shall wash his footsteps in the blood 8 My heart is fixed, O God, of the ungodly. my heart is fixed; I will sing, and 10 So that a man shall say, give praise.

Verily, there is a reward for the

righteous; doubtless there is a God return, grin like a dog, and will go that judgeth the earth.

about the city EVENING PRAYER. 15 They will run here and there Psalm 59. Eripe me de inimicis. for meat, and grudge if they be

ELIVER me from mine not satisfied. DE

enemies, O God; defend me 16 As for me, I will sing of thy from them that rise up against me. power, and will praise thy mercy

2 0 deliver me from the wick- betimes in the morning; for thou ed doers, and save me from the hast been my defence and refuge blood-thirsty men.

in the day of my trouble. 3 For lo, they lie waiting for my 17 Unto thee, O my strength, soul; the mighty men are gathered will I sing; for thou, O God, art against me, without any offence or my refuge, and my merciful God. fault of me, O Lord.

Psalm 60. Deus, repulisti nos. selves without my faults arise nou O GOD, thou hast cast us out,

and scattered us abroad; thoni therefore to help me, and behold. hast also been displeased: O turn

5 Stand up, O Lord God of thee unto us again. hosts, thou God of Israel, to visit 2 Thou hast moved the land, all the heathen, and be not merci- and divided it: heal the sores iul unto them that offend of mali- thereof, for it shaketh. cious wickedness.

3 Thou hast showed thy people 6 They go to and fro in the even-heavy things; thou hast given us a ing, they grin like a dog, and run drink of deadly wine. about through the city.

4 Thou hast given a token for 7 Behold, they speak with their such as fear thee, that they may mouth, and swords are in their triumph because of the truth. lips; for who doth hear?

5 Therefore were thy beloved 8 But thou, O Lord, shalt have delivered: help me with thy right them in derision, and thou shalt hand, and hear me. laugh all the heathen to scorn, 6 God hath spoken in his ho

9 My strength will I ascribe liness, I will rejoice and divide unto thee; for thou art the God of Sichem, and mete out the valley of my refuge.

Succoth. 10 God showeth me his goodness 7 Gilead is mine, and Manasses plenteously: and God shall let me is mine; Ephraim also is the see my desire upon mine enemies. strength of my head; Judah is my

11 Slay them not, lest my people law-giver; forget it; but scatter them abroad 8 Moab is my wash-pot; over among the people, and put them Edom will I cast out my shoe; down, O Lord, our defence. Philistia, be thou glad of me.

12 For the sin of their mouth, 9 Who will lead me into the and for the words of their lips, strong city? who will bring me into they shall be taken in their pride: Edom? and why? their preaching is of 10 Hast not thou cast us out, O cursing and lies.

God? wilt not thou, O God, go out 13 Consume them in thy wrath; with our hosts? consume them, that they may 11 O be thou our help in trouperish, and know that it is God ble; for vain is the help of man. that ruleth in Jacob, and unto the 12 Through God will we do ends of the world.

great acts; for it is he that shall 14 And in the evening they will tread down our enemies.

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