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14 Turn Thee again, Thou God of hosts, look down from heaven : behold, and visit this vine;

15 And the place of the vineyard that Thy right hand hath planted : and the branch that Thou madest so strong for Thyself.

16 It is burnt with fire, and cut down : and they shall perish at the rebuke of Thy countenance.

17 Let Thy hand be upon the man of Thy right hand : and upon the son of man, whom Thou madest so strong for Thine own self.

18 And so will not we go back from Thee: O let us live, and we shall call upon Thy Name.

19 Turn us again, O Lord God of hosts : shew the light of Thy countenance, and we shall be whole.

SECOND PORTION. PSALM LXXXI. Exultate Deo. CING we merrily unto God our strength: D make a cheerful noise unto the God of Jacob.

2 Take the psalm, bring hither the ta bret: the merry harp with the lute.

3 Blow up the trumpet in the new-moon : even in the time appointed, and upon our solemn feast-day.

4 For this was made a statute for Israel: and a law of the God of Jacob.

5 This He ordained in Joseph for a testimony : when he came out of the land

of Egypt, and had heard a strange language.

6 I eased his shoulder from the burden : and his hands were delivered from making the pots. - 7 Thou calledst upon Me in troubles, and I delivered thee : and heard thee what time as the storm fell upon thee.

8 I proved thee also : at the waters of


9 Hear, O My people, and I will assure thee, O Israel :if thou wilt hearken unto Me,

10 There shall no strange god be in thee: neither shalt thou worship any other god.

11' I am the Lord thy God, Who brought thee out of the land of Egypt : open thy mouth wide, and I shall fill it.

12 But my people would not hear My voice : and Israel would not obey Me.

13 So I gave them up unto their own hearts' lusts : and let them follow their own imaginations.

14 O that My people would have hearkened unto Me : for if Israel had walked in My ways,

15 I should soon have put down their enemies : and turned My hand against their adversaries.

16 The haters of the Lord should have been found liars : but their time should have endured for ever.

17 He should have fed them also with the finest wheat-flour : and with honey out of the stony rock should I have satisfied


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PSALM LXXXII. Deus stetit.
QYOD standeth in the congregation of
U princes : He is a Judge among gods.

2 How long will ye give wrong judgment : and accept the persons of the ungodly?

3 Defend the poor and fatherless : see that such as are in need and necessity have right.

4 Delirer the out-cast and poor : save them from the hand of the ungodly.

5 They will not be learned nor understand, but walk on still in darkness :all the foundations of the earth are out of course.

6 I said, Ye are gods : and ye are all the children of the most Highest. ,

7 But ye shall die like men : and fall like one of the princes...

8 Arise, O God, and judge Thou the earth : for Thou shalt take all heathen to Thine inheritance.

PSALM LXXXIII. Deus, quis similis ?
C OLD not Thy tongue, O God, keep not

I still silence : refrain not Thyself, O
• 2 For lo, Thine enemies make a murmur-
ing : and they that hate Thee have lift up
their head.
· 3 They have imagined craftily against
Thy people : and taken counsel against
Thy secret ones.
" They have said, Come, and let us root
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and that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.

5 For they have cast their heads together with one consent : and are confederate against Thee;

6 The tabernacles of the Edomites, and the Ismaelites : the Moabites, and Hagarens;

7 Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek : the Philistines, with them that dwell at Tyre.

8 Assur also is joined with them : and have holpen the children of Lot.

9 But do Thou to them as unto the Madianites : unto Sisera, and unto Jabin at the brook of Kison;

10 Who perished at Endor ; and became as the dung of the earth.

11 Make them and their princes like Oreb and Zeb : yea, make all their princes like as Zeba and Salmana;

12 Who say, Let us take to ourselves : the houses of God in possession.

13 O my God, make them like unto a wheel : and as the stubble before the wind;

14 Like as the fire that burneth up the wood : and as the flame that consumeth the mountains.

15 Persecute them even so with Thy tempest: and make them afraid with Thy Storm.

16 Make their faces ashamed, O Lord : that they may seek Thy Name.

17 Let them be confounded and vexed ever more and more : let them be put to shame, and perish.

18 And they shall know that Thou, whose Name is Jehovah : art only the most Highest over all the earth.

Eighteenth Day.

FIRST PORTION. PSALM LXXXIV. Quam dilecta ! o HOW amiable are Thy dwellings :

Thou Lord of hosts! 2 My soul hath a desire and longing to enter into the courts of the Lord : my heart and my flesh rejoice in the living God.

3 Yea, the sparrow hath found her a house, and the swallow a nest where she may lay her young : Thy altars, O Lord of hosts, my King and my God.

4 Blessed are they that dwell in Thy house': they will be alway praising Thee.

5 Blessed is the man whose strength is in Thee : in whose heart are Thy ways.

6 Who going through the vale of misery use it for a well : and the pools are filled with water.

7 They will go from strength to strength: and unto the God of gods appeareth every one of them in Sion.

8 O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer : hearken, O God of Jacob.

9 Behold, O God our Defender : and look upon the face of Thine Anointed.

10 For one day in Thy courts : is better than a thousand.

11 I had rather be a door-keeper in the house of my God : than to dwell in the tents of ungodliness.

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