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eeit and guile go not out of their streets.
12 For it is not an open enemy that hath done me this dishonour; for then I could have borne it:
13Neither was it mine adversary that did magnify himself against me; for then peradventure I would have bid myself from him:'
14 But it was even thou, my companion, my guide, and mine own familiar friend.
15 We took sweet counsel together, and walked in the house of God as friends.
16 Let death come hastily upon them, and let them go down quick into hell; for wickedness is in their dwellings, and among
them. . ~.
17 As for me, I will call upon God, and the Lord shall save me.
18 In the evening, and morning, and at noon-day, will Ipmy, and that instantly; and he shall hear mv voice.
19 It is lie that hath delivered mv soul in peace from the battle that was against me; for there were many with me.
20 Yea, even God that endureth for ever, shall hear me, and bring them down; for they will not turn, nor fear God.
21 He laid his hands upon such as be at peace with him, and be brake his covenant.
22 The words of his mouth were softer than butter, having war in his heart; his wordswerc smoother than oil, and yet they be very swords.
23 O cast thy burthen upon the Lord, and he shall nourish thee, and shall not suffer the righteous to fall for ever.
24 And as for them, thou, O God, shalt bring them into the pit of destruction.
25 The blood-thirsty and deceitful men shall not live out half their days : nevertheless, my trust shaft be in thee, O Lord.
The eleventh Day.
Psalm 56. Miserere met, Deus.
BE merciful unto me, O God, for man goeth about to deour me; he is daily fighting and troubling me.
2 Mine enemies are daily in hand to swallow me up; for they be many that fight against me, O thou Most Highest.
3 Nevertheless, though I am sometimes afraid, yet put I my trust in thee.
4 I will praise God because of his word: I have put my trust in God, and will not fear what flesh can do unto me.
5 They daily mistake my words; all that they imagine is to do me evil.
6 They hold all together, and keep themselves close, and mark my steps, when they lay wait fur rav soul.
"7 Shall they escape for their wickedness? thou, O God, in thy displeasure, shalt cast them down
8 Thou tellest my wanderings put my tears into thy bottle: are not these things noted in thy book?
9 Whensoever I call upon thee, then shall mine enemies be put to flight: this I know; for God is on my side.
10 In God's word will I rejoice; in the Lord's word will I comfort me.
11 Yea, in God have I put my trust; I will not be afraid what man can do unto me.
12 Unto thee, O God, will I pay my vows; unto thee will I give thanks.
13 For thou hast delivered my soul from death, and my feetfrom falling, that I may walk before God m the light of the living.
Psalm 57. Miserere mei, Datt.
BE merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me; for my soul trusteth in thee; and under the shadow of thy wings shall be
my refuge, until this tyranny be overpast.
2 I will call unto the most high God, even unto the God that shall perform the cause which I have in hand.
3 He shall send from heaven, and save me from the reproof of him that would eat me up.
4 God shall send forth his mercy and truth: my soul is among lions.
5 And I lie even.amongthe children of men, that are set on fire, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword.
6 Set up thyself, O God, above the heavens, and thy glory above all the earth.
7 They have laid a net for my feet, and pressed down my soul; they have digged a pit before me, ana are fallen lato the midst of it themselves.
8 My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed, I will sing, and give praise.
9 Awake up, my glory; awake, lute and harp: I myself will awake right early.
10 I will give thanks unto thee,
0 Lord, among the people; and
I will sing unto thee among the nations.
11 For the greatness of thy mercvreacheth unto the heavens, and the truth unto the clouds.
12 Set up thyself, O God, ahove the heavens, and thy glory above all the earth.
Psalm 58. Si vere utique.
ARE your minds set upon righteousness, 0 v e congregation? and do ye judge" the thing that is right, O ye sons of men?
2 Yea, ye imagine mischief in your heart upon the earth, and your hands deal with wickedness.
3 The ungodly are froward, even from their mother's womb; as soon as they are born ,they go astray,and speak lies.
4 They are as venomous ?s the poison of a serpent, even like the
deaf adder, that steppeth her ears;
5 Which refuseth to hear the voice of the charmer, charm hf never so wisely.
6 Break their teeth, O God, in their mouths; smite the jawbones of the lions, O Lord: let them fall away like water that runneth apace; and when they shoot their arrows, let them be rooted out.
7 Let them consume away like the snail, and be like the untimely fruit of a woman; and let them not see the sun.
8 Or ever your pots be made hot with thorns, so let indignation vex him, even as a thing that is raw.
9 The righteous shall rejoice, when he seeth the vengeance; he shall wash his footsteps in the blood of the ungodly.
10 So that a man shall say, Verily there is a reward for the righteous j doubtless there is a God that judgeth the earth.
EVENING PRAYER. Psalm 59. Eripe me de inimicis.
DELIVER me from mine enemies, O God; defend me from them that rise up against me.
2 O deliver me from the wick ed doers, and save me from the blood-thirsty men.
3 For lo, they lie waiting for my soul; the mighty men are gathered against me, without any offence or fault of me, 0 Lord.
4 They run and prepare themselves without my fault; arise thou therefore to help me, and behold.
5 Stand up, O Lord God of hosts, thou God of Israel, to visit all the heathen, and be not merciful unto them that offend of malicious wickedness.
6 They go to and fro in the evening, they grin like a dog, and run about through the city.,
7 Behold, they speak with their mouth, and swords are in their lips; for who doth hear?
8 But thou, O Lord, shalt have them in derision, and thou shalt laugh all the heathen to scorn.
9 My strength willl ascribe unto thee; for thou art the God of my refuge.
Is God showeth me his goodness plenteously: and God shall let me see my desire upon mine enemies.
11 Slay them not, lest my people forget it; but scatter them aoroad among the people, and put them down, O Lord, our defence.
12 For the sin of their mouth, and for the words of their lips, they shall be taken in their pride: and why? their preaching is of cursing and lies.
13 Consume them in thy wrath; consume them, that they may perish, and know that it is God that ruleth in Jacob, and unto the ends of the world.
14 And in the evening they will return, grin like a dog, and will go about the city.
15 They will run here and there for meat, and grudge if they be not satisfied.
16 As for me, I will sing of thy power, and will praise thy mercy betimes in the morning; for thou hast been my defence Mud refuge in the day of my trouble.
17 Unto thee, O my strength, will I sing; for thou, O God, art my refuge, and my merciful God.
Psalm 60. Dais, rejmtisli nos.
OGOD, thou hast cast us out, and scattered us abroad; thou hast also been displeased. O turn thee unto us again.
2 Thou hast moved the land, and divided it: heal the sores thereof, for it shaketh.
3 Thou hast showed thy people heavy things; thou hast given us a drink of deadly wine.
4 Thou hast given a token for
such as fear thee, that they may triumph because of the truth.
5 Therefore were thy beloved delivered: help me with thy right hand, and hear me.
"tt God hath spoken in his holiness, I will rejoice and divide Sichera, and mete out the valley of Succoth.
7 Gilead is mine, and Manasses is mine; Ephraim also is the strength of my head; Judah is my law-giver;
8 Moab is my wash-pot; over Edom will I cast out my shoe; Philistia, be thou glad of me.
9 Who will lead me into the strong city? who will bring me into Edom?
10 Hast not thou cast us out, O God? wilt not thou, O God, go out with our hosts?
11 O be thou our help in trouble; for vain is the help of man.
12 Through God will we do great acts; for it is he that shall tread down our enemies.
Psalm 61. Exmtdi, Dtus.
HEAR my crying, O God, give ear unto my prayer.
2 From the ends of the earth will I call upon thee, when my heart is in heaviness.
3 0 set me up upon the rock that is higher than I; for thou hast been my hope, and a strong tower for me against the enemy.
4 I will dwell in thy tabernacle for ever, and my trust shall be under the covering of thy wings.
5 For thou, O Lord, hast heard my desires, and hast given an heritage unto those that fear thy name.
6 Thou shalt grant the King a long life, that his years may endure throughout all generations.
7 He shall dwell before God for ever: O prepare thy loving mercy and faithfulness, that they may preserve him.
8 So will I always sing praise unto thy name, that I may daily
.perform my vows,
at them with a swift arrow, that they shall be wounded.
8 Yea, their own tongues shall make them fall; insomuch that whoso seeth them, shall laugh them to scorn.
9 And all men that see it shall say, This hath God done; for they shall perceive that it is his work.
10 The righteous shall rejoice in the Lord, and put his trust in him; and all they that are true of heart shall be glad.
THOU, O God, art praised in Sion; and unto thee shall the vow be performed in Jerusalem.
2 Thou that hearest the prayer, unto thee shall all flesh come.
3 My misdeeds prevail against me: 0 be thou merciful unto our sins.
4 Blessed is the man whom thou choosest,and receivest unto thee: he shall dwell in thy court, and shall he satisfied with the pleasures of thy house, even of thy holy tempte.
5 Thou sbalt show us wonderful things in thy righteousness, O God of our salvation; thou that art the hope of all the ends of the earth, and of them that remain in the broad sea.
6 Who in his strength setteth fast the mountains, and is girded about with power.
7 Who stilleth the raging of thesea,andtlvenoise of hiswaves. and the madness of the people.
8 They also that dwell in the uttermost parts of the earth shall he afraid at thy tokens, thou that makest the out-goings of the morning and evening to praise fhee.
9 Thou visitest the earth, and Wessest it; thou makest it very plenteous.
10 The river of God is full of water: than preparrsttheir corn, ior so thou provident for tlieearth.
11 T>ou wsterest her furr/rtvs;
thou sendest rnin into the little valleys thereof; thou makest it soft with the drops of rain, and blessest the increase of it.
12 Thou crownest the year with thy goodness; and thy clouds drop fatness.
13 They shall drop upon the dwellings of the wilderness; and the little hills shall rejoice on every side.
"14 The folds shall he full of sheep: the valleys alsoshall stand so thick with corn, that they shall laugh and sing.
Psalm 66. Jubilate Deo.
OBE joyful in God, all ve lands: sing praises unto the honour of his name; make his praise to be glorious.
2 Say unto God, O how wonderful art thou in thy works; through the greatness of thy power shall thine enemies be found liars unto thee.
3 For all the world shall wor ship thee, sing of thee, and praise thy name.
4 O come hither, and behold the work"! of God, how wonderful he is in his doing toward the children of men.
5' He turned the sea into dry land, so that they went through the water on foot; there did we re|oice thereof.
'6 He rulcth with his power for ever; his eyes behold the people; and such as will not believe, shall not be able to exalt themselves.
7 O praise our God, ye people, and muke the voice of his praise to be heard:
8 Who holdeth our soul in life, and suft'ereth not our feet to slip.
9 Forthou,0 God, hast proved us; thou also hast tried us, like as silver is tried.
10 Thou broue;btest us into the snare,ami laidst trouble upon our loins.
11 Thou sufferedst men to rida over our heads; we went through