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grieve not thyself at him whose that are cursed of him, shall be way doth prosper, against the man rooted out. that doeth after evil counsels.
The Lord ordereth a good Leave off from wrath, and let go man's going, and maketh his ways displeasure; fret not thyself, else acceptable to himself. shalt thou be moved to do evil. Though he fall, he shall not be Wicked doers shall be rooted cast away; for the Lord upholdout; and they that patiently abide eth him with his hand.
the Lord,those shall inherit the land. I have been young, and now
Yet a little while, and the un-am old, and yet saw I never the godly shall be clean gone; thou righteous forsaken, nor his seed shalt look after his place, and he begging their bread.
shall be away.
The righteous is ever merciBut the meek-spirited shall pos- ful, and lendeth; and his seed is sess the earth, and shall be refresh-blessed.
ed in the multitude of peace.
Flee from evil, and do the thing The ungodly seeketh counsel that is good, and dwell for everagainst the just, and gnasheth upon more. him with his teeth.
For the Lord loveth the thing
The Lord shall laugh him to that is right; he forsaketh not his scorn; for he hath seen that his that be godly, but they are preday is coming. served for ever.
The unrighteous shall be punished; as for the seed of the ungodly, shall be rooted out.
The ungodly have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, to cast down the poor and needy, it and to slay such as are of a right
The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell therein for ever. The mouth of the righteous is
Their sword shall go through their own heart, and their bow exercised in wisdom, and his tongue shall be broken.
A small thing that the righteous hath, is better than great riches of the ungodly;
will be talking of judgment.
The law of his God is in his heart, and his goings shall not slide. The ungodly seeth the righteous,
For the arms of the ungodly and seeketh occasion to slay him. shall be broken, and the Lord upholdeth the righteous.
The Lord will not leave him in his hand, nor condemn him when
The Lord knoweth the days of he is judged.
the godly; and their inheritance Hope thou in the Lord, and shall endure for ever. keep his way, and he shall proThey shall not be confounded in mote thee, that thou shalt possess the perilous time; and in the days the land: when the ungodly shall of dearth they shall have enough. perish, thou shalt see it.
As for the ungodly, they shall I myself have seen the ungodly perish, and the enemies of the Lord in great power, and flourishing shall consume as the fat of lambs; like a green bay-tree. yea, even as the smoke shall they I went by, and lo, he was gone: I sought him, but his place could The ungodly borroweth, and no where be found. payeth not again; but the righteous is merciful and liberal.
Such as are blessed of God, shall possess the land; and they
Keep innocency, and take heed unto the thing that is right; for that shall bring a man peace at the last.
As for the transgressors, they
shall perish together: and the end He that setteth not by himself, of the ungodly is, they shall be but is lowly in his own eyes, and rooted out at the last. maketh much of them that fear
But the salvation of the right- the Lord: eous cometh of the Lord, who is He that sweareth unto his neighalso their strength in the time of bour, and disappointeth him not, trouble. though it were to his own hinAnd the Lord shall stand by drance: them, and save them; he shall He that hath not given his deliver them from the ungodly, money upon usury, nor taken reand shall save them, because they ward against the innocent: put their trust in him.
Psalm 1. Beatus vir, qui non abiit.
Whoso doeth these things, shall
Psalm 91. Qui habitat.
sel of the ungodly, nor stood in the Almighty.
But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law will he exercise himself day and night.
I will say unto the Lord, Thou art my hope, and my strong hold; my God, in him will I trust.
For he shall deliver thee from the snare of the hunter, and from
And he shall be like a tree the noisome pestilence. planted by the water-side, that will He shall defend thee under his bring forth his fruit in due season. wings, and thou shalt be safe under His leaf also shall not wither; his feathers; his faithfulness and and look, whatsoever he doeth, it truth shall be thy shield and buckler. shall prosper. Thou shalt not be afraid of any As for the ungodly, it is not so terror by night, nor for the arrow with them, but they are like the that flieth by day; chaff which the wind scattereth away from the face of the earth. Therefore the ungodly shall not be able to stand in the judgment, neither the sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
For the pestilence that walketh in darkness, nor for the sickness that destroyeth in the noon-day.
A thousand shall fall beside thee, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.
But the Lord knoweth the way Yea, with thine eyes shalt thou of the righteous; and the way of behold, and see the reward of the the ungodly shall perish.
Psalm 15. Domine, quis habitabit?
For thou, Lord, art my hope; LORD, who shall dwell in thy thou hast set thine house of de
upon thy holy hill?
tabernacle? or who shall rest fence very high. There shall no evil happen unto Even he that leadeth an uncor- thee, neither shall any plague rupt life, and doeth the thing come nigh thy dwelling. which is right, and speaketh the
truth from his heart:
For he shall give his Angels charge over thee, to keep thee in
He that hath used no deceit in all thy ways.
his tongue, nor done evil to his They shall bear thee in their neighbour, and hath not slandered hands; that thou hurt not thy foot his neighbour:
against a stone.
Thou shalt go upon the lion and O let thine ears consider well adder; the young lion and the dra- the voice of my complaint. gon shalt thou tread under thy feet. If thou, Lord, wilt be extreme Because he hath set his love to mark what is done amiss, O upon me, therefore will I deliver Lord, who may abide it? him; I will set him up, because
he hath known my name.
For there is mercy with thee; therefore shalt thou be feared. He shall call upon me, and I I look for the Lord; my soul will hear him; yea, I am with doth wait for him; in his word is him in trouble; I will deliver him, my trust.
and bring him to honour.
With long life will I satisfy him, and show him my salvation.
My soul fleeth unto the Lord before the morning watch; I say, before the morning watch.
O Israel, trust in the Lord; for with the Lord there is mercy, and with him is plenteous redemp
whose sin is covered.
Blessed is the man unto whom the Lord imputeth no sin, and in whose spirit there is no guile.
I will acknowledge my sin unto thee; and mine unrighteousness have I not hid.
I said, I will confess my sins unto the Lord; and so thou forgavest the wickedness of my sin.
For this shall every one that is godly make his prayer unto thee, in a time when thou mayest be found; but in the great water floods they shall not come nigh him.
And he shall redeem Israel from all his sins.
Psalm 121. Levavi oculos meos. WILL lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.
My help cometh even from the Lord, who hath made heaven and earth.
He will not suffer thy foot to be moved, and he that keepeth thee will not sleep.
Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.
The Lord himself is thy keeper; the Lord is thy defence upon thy right hand:
Thou art a place to hide me in; thou shalt preserve me from So that the sun shall not burn trouble; thou shalt compass me thee by day; neither the moon by about with songs of deliverance. night.
I will inform thee, and teach The Lord shall preserve thee thee in the way wherein thou shalt from all evil; yea, it is even he go; and I will guide thee with that shall keep thy soul.
mine eye. The Lord shall preserve thy Great plagues remain for the un-going out and thy coming in, from godly; but whoso putteth his trust this time forth for evermore. in the Lord, mercy embraceth him on every side.
Be glad, O ye righteous, and rejoice in the Lord; and be joyful,
ye that are true of heart. Psalm 130. De profundis.
OUT of the deep have I called
unto thee, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice. M
SELECTION VII. Psalm 23. Dominus regit me.
therefore can I lack nothing. HE Lord is my shepherd;
He shall feed me in a green pas
ture, and lead me forth beside the
waters of comfort.
He shall convert my soul, and
bring me forth in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
Eschew evil, and do good; seek peace, and ensue it.
The eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff comfort me. The countenance of the Lord is Thou shalt prepare a table before against them that do evil, to root me against them that trouble me ; out the remembrance of them from thou hast anointed my head with the earth. oil, and my cup shall be full.
But thy loving kindness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever. Psalm 34. Benedicam Domino. I WILL alway give thanks unto the Lord; his praise shall ever be in my mouth.
My soul shall make her boast in the Lord; the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad.
O praise the Lord with me; and let us magnify his name together. I sought the Lord, and he heard me; yea, he delivered me out of all my fear.
They had an eye unto him, and were lightened; and their faces were not ashamed.
The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth them, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.
The Lord is nigh unto those who are of a contrite heart, and will save such as are of an humble spirit.
Great are the troubles of the righteous; but the Lord delivereth him out of all.
He keepeth all his bones, so that not one of them is broken.
But misfortune shall slay the ungodly; and they that hate the righteous shall be desolate.
The Lord delivereth the souls of his servants; and all they that pu. their trust in him shall not be destitute.
Psalm 45. Te decet hymnus.
Le, the poor crieth, and the T Sion; and undo the praise the
Lord heareth him; yea, and saveth vow be performed in Jerusalem.
him out of all his troubles.
The Angel of the Lord tarrieth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.
O taste, and see, how gracious the Lord is blessed is the man that trusteth in him.
Thou that hearest the prayer, unto thee shall all flesh come.
My misdeeds prevail against me: O be thou merciful unto our sins.
Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, and receivest unto thee: he shall dwell in thy court, and shall O fear the Lord, ye that are his be satisfied with the pleasures of saints; for they that fear him lack thy house, even of thy holy temple. nothing. Thou shalt show us wonderful The lions do lack, and suffer things in thy righteousness, O God hunger; but they who seek the of our salvation; thou that art the Lord shall want no manner of hope of all the ends of the earth, thing that is good. and of them that remain in the broad sea.
Come, ye children, and hearken
of the Lord.
Who in his strength setteth fast the mountains, and is girded about What man is he that lusteth to with power. live, and would fain see good days?
Who stilleth the raging of the
Keep thy tongue from evil, and sea, and the noise of his waves, thy lips, that they speak no guile. and the madness of the people.
They also that dwell in the ut- appeareth every one of them in termost parts of the earth shall be Sion.
afraid at thy tokens, thou that O Lord God of hosts, hear my makest the out-goings of the morn-prayer; hearken, O God of Jacob. ing and evening to praise thee. For one day in thy courts is betThou visitest the earth, and ter than a thousand. blessest it; thou makest it very plenteous.
The river of God is full of water: thou preparest their corn, for so thou providest for the earth.
I had rather be a door-keeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of ungodliness.
For the Lord God is a light and defence; the Lord will give grace
Thou waterest her furrows; and worship; and no good thing thou sendest rain into the little shall he withhold from them that valleys thereof; thou makest it soft live a godly life.
with the drops of rain, and bless- O Lord God of hosts, blessed is est the increase of it. the man that putteth his trust in
Thou crownest the year with thee. thy goodness, and thy clouds drop fatness.
They shall drop upon the dwellings of the wilderness, and the little hills shall rejoice on every side.
Psalm 85. Benedixisti, Domine. ORD, thou art become gracious unto thy land; thou hast turned away the captivity of Jacob. Thou hast forgiven the offence of thy people,and covered all their sins. Thou hast taken away all thy
The folds shall be full of sheep; the valleys also shall stand so thick displeasure, and turned thyself with corn, that they shall laugh from thy wrathful indignation. and sing.
Turn us then, O God our Saviour, and let thine anger cease from us.
Wilt thou be displeased at us HOW amiable are thy dwell-for ever? and wilt thou stretch out ings, thou Lord of hosts! thy wrath from one generation to My soul hath a desire and long- another? ing to enter into the courts of the
Wilt thou not turn again, and Lord; my heart and my flesh re-quicken us, that thy people may joice in the living God. rejoice in thee?
Yea, the sparrow hath found her Show us thy mercy, O Lord, an house, and the swallow a nest, and grant us thy salvation. where she may lay her young; even I will hearken what the Lord thy altars, O Lord of hosts, my God will say concerning me; for King and my God. he shall speak peace unto his peoBlessed are they that dwell in ple, and to his saints, that they turn thy house; they will be alway not again. praising thee.
For his salvation is nigh them Blessed is the man whose strength that fear him; that glory may dwell is in thee; in whose heart are thy in our land.
Mercy and truth are met toWho going through the vale of gether: righteousness and peace misery, use it for a well; and the have kissed each other.
pools are filled with water.
Truth shall flourish out of the
They will go from strength to earth, and righteousness hath lookstrength, and unto the God of gods ed down from heaven.