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15 Theirsword shall go through their own heart, and their bow shall be broken.
16 A small thing that the righteous hath, is better than great riches of the ungodly;
17 For the arms of the ungodly shall be broken, and the Lord upholdeth the righteous.
18 The Lord knoweth the days of the godly; and their inheritance shall endure for ever.
19 They shall not be confounded in the perilous time; and in the days of dearth they shall have enough.
20 As for the ungodly, they shall perish, and the enemies of the Lord shall consume as the fat of lambs; yea, even as the smoke shall they consume away.
21 The ungodly borroweth, and payeth not again; but the righteous is merciful and liberal.
22 Such as are blessed of God, shall possess the land; and they that are cursed of him,shall be rooted out.
23 The Lord ordereth a good man's going, and maketh his way acceptable to himself.
24 Though he fall, he shall not be cast away; for the Lord upholdeth him with his hand.
25I have been young, and now am old, and yet saw f never the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging their bread.
26 Trie righteous is ever merciful, and lendeth; and his seed is blessed.
27 Flee from evil, and do the thing that is good, and dwell for evermore.
28 For the Lord loveth the thing that is right; he forsaketh not Ills that be godly, but they are preserved for ever.
29 The unrighteous shall be punished: as for the seed of the ungodly, it shall be rooted out.
30 The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell therein for ever.
31 The mouth of the righteous is exercised in wisdom, and his tongue will be talking of judgment.
32 The law of his God is in his heart, and his goings shall not slide.
33 The ungodly seeth the righteous, and seeketh occasion to slay him.
34 The Lord will not leave him in his hand, nor condemn him when he is judged.
35 Hope thou in the Lord, and keep his way, and he shall promote thee, that thou shalt possess the land: when the ungodly shall perish, thou shalt see it.
36 I myself have seen the ungodly in great power, and nourishing like a green bay-tree.
37 I went by, and lo, he was gone; I sought him, but his place could no where be found.
38 Keep innocency, and take heed unto the thing that is right; for that shall bring a man peace at the last.
39 As for the transgressors, they shall perish together; and the end of the ungodly is, they shall be rooted out at the last.
40 But the salvation of the righteous cometh of the Lord, who is also their strength in the time of trouble.
41 And the Lord shall stand by them, and save them; he shall deliver them from the ungodly, and shall save them, because they put their trust in him.
The eighth Day.
Psalm 38. Domine, ne in furore.
PUT me not to rebuke,O Lord, in thine anger; neither chasten me in thy heavy displeasure:
2 For thine arrows stick fast in me, and thy hand,' presseth me sore.
3 There is no health in my flesh, because of thv displeasure'
neither is there any rest in my bones, by reason of my sin:
4 for my wickednesses are gone over my head, and are like Ii sore burthen, too heavy for me to bear.
5 My wounds stink, and are corrupt, through my foolishness.
t, I am brought into so great trouble and misery, that I go mourning nil the day long:
7 For my loins are filled with a sore disease, and there is no whole part in my body.
8 I am feeble and sore smitten; I have roared for the very disquietness of my heart.
9 Lord, thou knowest all my desire; and my groaning is not hid from thee.
10 My heart panteth, my strength hath failed me, and the sight of mine eyes is gone from me.
11 My lovers and my neighbours did stand looking upon my trouble, and my kinsmen stood afar off.
are mighty; and they that hate me wrongfully are many in number.
20 They also that reward evil for good are against me; because I follow the thing that good is.
21 Forsake me not,0 Lord,my God; be not thou far from me.
22 Haste thee to help me, O Lord, God of my salvation.
Psalm 39. DM, Custodian.
I SAID, I will take heed to my ways, that I offend not in my tongue.
2 I will keep my mouth as it were with a bridle, while the ungodly is in my sight.
3 I held my tongue, and spake nothing: I kept silence,yea,even from good words; butitwaspain and grief to me.
4 My heart was hot within me. and while I was thus musing the fire kindled, and at the last I spake with my tongue:
5 Lord, let me know my end, and the number of my days, that I maybe certified how long I have
12 They also that sought after I to We. my life, laid snares for me; and 6 Behold, thou hast made my they that went about to do me Idavs as it were a span long, and
mine age is even as nothing in respect of thee; and verily every man living is altogether vanity:
7 For man walketh in a vain shadow, and disquieteth himself in vain; he heapeth up riches, and cannot tell whoshall gather them.
8 And now, Lord, what is my hope? truly my hope is even in thee.
9 Deliver me from all mine offences, and make me not a rebuke unto the foolish.
ID I became dumb,and opened not my mouth; for it was thy doing.
11 Take thy plague away from me: I am even consumed by the means of thy heavy hand.
12 When thou "with rebukes dost chasten man for sin, thou makest his beauty to consume away, like as it were a moth frcl
cvil, talked of wickedness, and imagined deceit allthe daylong.
13 As for me, I was like a deaf man, and heard not; and as one that is dumb, who doth not open his mouth.
14 I became even as a man that heareth not, and in whose mouth are no reproofs.
15 For in thee, O Lord, have I put my trust; thou shalt answer for me, O Lord, my God.
16 I have required that they, even mine enemies, should not triumph over me; for when my foot slipt, they rejoiced greatly against me.
17 And I truly am set in the plague, and my heaviness is ever in my sight:
18 For I will confess my wickedness, and be sorry for my sin.
Po But mine enemies live, and
ting a garment, every man therefore is but vanity.
13 Hear my prayer, O Lord, and with thine ears consider my calling; hold not thy peace at my tears:
14 For I am a stranger with thee, and a sojourner, as all my fathers were.
15 O spare me a little, that I may recover my strength, before I go hence, and be no more seerv
Psalm 40. Expectant expectavi
I WAITED patiently for the, Lord,and he inclined unto me, and heard my calling.
2 He brought me also out of the horrible pit, out of the mire and clay, ana set my feet upon the rock, and ordered my goings.
3 And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even thanksgiving unto our God.
4 Many shall see it, and fear, and shall put their trust in the Lord.
5 Blessed is the man that hath set his hopein the Lord.and turned not unto the proud, and to such as go about with lies.
6 O Lord, my God, great are the wondrous works which thou hast done; like as be also thy thoughts, which are to us-ward; and yet there is no man that ordercill them unto thee.
7 If I should declare them, and speak of them, they should be more than I am able to express.
8 Sacrifice and meal-ottering thou wouldest not, but mine ears hast thou opened.
9 Burnt-offerings and sacrifices for sin hast thou not required: then said I, Lo, I come.
10 In the volume of the book it is written of me, that I should fulfil thy will, 0 my God: I am content to do it; yea, thy law is within my heart.
11 I have declared thy righteousness in the great congregation . lo, I will not refrain mv lips, y) Lord, and that thou knowest.
12 I have not hid thy righteousness within my heart; mr talk hath been of thy truth, and of thy salvation.
13 I have not kept back thy loving mercy and truth from the great congregation.
14 Withdraw not thou thy mercy from me, O Lord; let thy loving-kindness and thy truth always preserve me.
15 For innumerable troubles are come about me; my sins have taken such hold upon me, that I am not able to look up; yea, they are more in number than the hairs of my head, and my heart hath failed me.
16 O Lord, let it be thy pleasure to deliver me; make haste, O Lord, to help me.
17 Let them be ashamed, and confounded together, that seek after my soul to destroy it; let them be driven backward, and put to rebuke, that wish me evil.
18 Let them be desolate,and rewarded with shame, that say unto me, Fie upon thee, fie upon thee.
19 Let all those that seek thee, be joyful and glad in thee; and let such as love thy salvation, say alway, The Lord be praised.
20 As for me, I am poor and needy; but the Lord careth for me.
21 Thou art my helper and redeemer; make no long tarrying, O my God.
EVENING PRAYER. Psalm 41. Beatus qui intelHf&.
BLESSED is he that considered the poor and needy; the Lord shall deliver him in the time of trouble.
2 The Lord preserve him, and keep him alive, that he may be blessed upon earth; and deliver not thou him into the will of his enemies.
3 The Lord comfort him when he lieth sick upon his bed; make thou all his bed in his sickness.
4I said, Lord, be merciful unto me; heal my soul, for I have sinned against thee.
5 Mine enemies speak evil of me; When shall he die, and his name perish?
6 And if he come to see me, he speaketh vanity, and his heart conceiveth falsehood within himself; and when he cometh forth, he telleth it.
7 All mine enemies whisper together against me, even against me do they imagine this evil.
8 Let the sentence of guiltiness proceed against him, and now that he lieth, let him rise up no more.
9 Yea, even mine own familiar friend whom I trusted, who did also eat of my bread, hath laid great wait for me.
10 But be thou merciful unto me, O Lord; raise thou me up again, and I shall reward them.
11 By this I know thou favourest me, that mine enemy doth not triumph against me.
12 And when lam in my health, thou upholdest me, and shall set me before thy face for ever.
13 Blessedoe the Lord God of Israel, world withoutend. Amen.
Psalm 42. Querruidmodwn.
LIKE as the hart desirelh the water-brooks, so longeth my soul after thee, O God.
2 My soul is athirst for God, yea, even for the living God: When shall I come to appear before the presence of God?
3 My tears have been my meat day and night, while they daily say unto me, Where is now thy God?
4 Now when I think thereupon, I pour out my heart by myself; for I went with the multitude, and brought them forth into the house of God;
5 In the voice of praise and thanksgiving, among such as keep holy-day.
fi Why art thou so full of heaviness, O my soul? and why art
thou so disquieted within me.'
7 Put thy trust in God; for I will yet give him thanks for the help of his countenance.
8 My God, my soul is vexed within me; therefore will I remember thee concerning the land of Jordan, and the little hill of Hermon.
9 One deepcalleth another,because of the noise of the waterpipes; all thy waves and storms are gone over me.
10 The Lord hath granted his loving-kindness in the day-time, and in the night-season did I sing of him, and made my prayer unto the God of my life.
11 I will say unto the God ot my strength, Why hast thou forgotten me? Why go I thus heavily, while the enemy oppresseth me?
12 My bones are smitten asunder as with a sword, while mine enemies that trouble me cast me in the teeth.
13Namely, while they say daily unto me, Where is now thy God?
14 Why art thou so vexed, O my soul ? and why art thou so disquieted within me?
15 O put thy trust in God ; for I will yet thank him, which is the help of my countenance, and my God.
Psalm 43. Judica mr. Dais.
GIVE sentence with me, O God, and defend my cause against the ungodly people; O deliver me from the deceitful and wicked man;
2 For thou art the God of my strength: why hast thou put me from thee ? and why go I so heavily, while the enemy oppresseth me?
3 O send out thy light and thy truth, that they may lead me, and bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy dwelling.
4 And that I may go unto the altar of God, even unto the God of my joy and gladness; and upon the harp will I give thanks
unto thee, O God, my God.
5 Why art thou so heavy, O my soul? and why art thou so disquieted within me?
6 O put thy trust in God; for I will vet give him thanks, which is the help of my countenance, and my God.
The ninth Day.
Psalm 44. Deus, cmribus.
WE have heard with our ears, O God, our fathers have told us what thou hast done in their time of old.
2 How thou hast driven out the heathen with thy hand, and planted them in; how thou hast destroyed the nations and cast them out.
3 For they gat not the land in possession through their own sword, neither was it their own arm that helped them;
4 But thy right hand, and thine arm, and the light of thy countenance, because thou hadst a favour unto them.
5 Thou art my King, O God; send help unto Jacob.
fi Through thee will we overthrow our enemies, and in thy name will we tread them under that rise up against us.
7 For I will not trust in my bow; it is not my sword that shall help me.
S But it is thou that savest us from our enemies, and puttest them to confusion that hate us,
9 We make our boast of God all day long, and will praise thy name for ever.
10 But now thou art far off, and puttest us to confusion; and goest not forth with our armies.
11 Thou makest us to turn our backs upon our enemies, so that they which hate us spoil our goods.
12 Thou lettest us be eaten up like sheep, and hast scattered us tuiKJiig the heathen.
13 Thou sellest thy people for nought, and takest no moueyfor them.
14 Thou makest us to be rebuked of ourneighbours, to be laughed to scorn, and had in derision of them that are round about us.
15 Thou makest us to be a byword among the heathen, and that the people shake their heads at us.
16 My confusion is daily before me, and the shame of my face hath covered me;
17 For the voice of the slanderer and blasphemer, for the enemy and avenger.
18 And though all this be come upon us, yet do we not forget thee, nor behave ourselves trowardly in thy covenant.
19 Our heart is not turned back, neither our steps gone out of thy way;
20 No, not when thou hast smitten us into the place of dragons, and covered us with the shadow of death.
21 If we have forgotten the name* of our God, and liolden up our hands to any strange god, shall not God search it out? for he knoweth the very secrets of the heart.
22 For thy sake also urn we killed all the day long, and are counted as sheep appointed to be slain.
23 Up, Lord, why slcrpert thou? awake, and be not absent from us for ever.
24 Wherefore hidest thou thy face, and forgettest our misery and trouble?
25 For our soul is brought low, even unto the dust; our belly cleaveth unto the ground.
20 Arise, and help us, and deliver us, for thy mercies' sake.
Psalm 45. Ervctttrit cor mcurn.
MY heart is inditing of a good matter; I speak of the things which I have made unto the King.