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them; he cast forth lightnings, and destroyed them.
15 The springs of waters were seen, and the foundations of the round world were discovered at thy chiding, O LORD, at the blasting of the breath of thy displeasure.
16 He shall send down from on high to fetch me,
and shall take me out of many waters.
17 He shall deliver me from my strongest enemy, and from them which hate me ; for they are too mighty for me.
18 They prevented me in the day of my trouble ; but the Lord was my upholder.
19 He brought me forth also into a place of liberty; he brought me forth, even because he had a favour unto me.
20 The LORD shall reward me after my righteous dealing, according to the cleanness of my
hands shall he recompense me. 21 Because I have kept the ways of the LORD, and have not forsaken my God, as the wicked doth.
22 For I have an eye unto all his laws, and will not cast out his commandments from
23 I was also uncorrupt before him, and eschewed mine own wickedness.
24 Therefore shall the LORD reward me after my righteous dealing, and according unto the cleanness of my hands in his eyesight.
25 With the holy thou shalt be holy, and with a perfect man thou shalt be perfect.
26 With the clean thou shalt be clean, and with the froward thou shalt learn frowardness.
27 For thou shalt save the people that are in adversity, and shalt bring down the high louks of the proud.
28 Thou also shalt light my candle; the Lord my God shall make my darkness to be light.
29 For in thee I shall discomfit an host of men, and with the help of my God I shall leap over the wall.
30 The way of God is an undefiled way; the word of the LORD also is tried in the fire : he is the defender of all them that put their trust in him.
31 For who is God, but the LORD ? or who hath any strength, except our God?
32 It is God that girdeth me with strength of war, and maketh my way perfect.
33 He maketh my feet like harts' feet, and setteth me up on high.
34 He teacheth mine hands to fight, and mine arms shall break even a bow of steel.
35 Thou hast given me the defence of thy salvation ; thy right hand also shall hold me up, and thy loving correction shall make me great.
36 Thou shalt make room enough under me for to go, that my footsteps shall not slide.
37 I will follow upon mine enemies, and overtake them; neither will I turn again till I have destroyed them.
38 I will smite them, that they shall not be able to stand, but fall under my feet.
39 Thou hast girded me with strength unto the battle; thou shalt throw down mine enemies under me.
40 Thou hast made mine enemies also to turn their backs upon me, and I shall destroy them that hate me.
41 They shall cry, but there shall be none to help them; yea, even unto the Lord shall they cry, but he shall not hear them.
42 I will beat them as small as the dust before the wind: I will cast them out as the clay in the streets.
43 Thou shalt deliver me from the strivings of the people, and thou shalt make me the head of the heathen.
44 A people whom I have not known shall
45 As soon as they hear of me, they shall obey me; but the strange children shall dissemble with me.
46 The strange children shall fail, and be afraid out of their prisons.
47 The LORD liveth; and blessed be my strong helper, and praised be the God of my salvation :
48 Even the God that seeth that I be avenged, and subdueth the people unto me. 49 It is he that delivereth me from
cruel enemies, and setteth me up above mine adversaries : thou shalt rid me from the wicked man.
50 For this cause will I give thanks unto thee, O LORD, among the Gentiles, and sing praises unto thy Name.
51 Great prosperity giveth he unto his King, and showeth loving-kindness unto David, his Anointed, and unto his seed for evermore.
THE FOURTH DAY.
Psalm xix. Cæli enarrant. THE
HE heavens declare the glory of God; and
the firmament showeth his handy-work. 2 One day telleth another; and one night certifieth another.
3 There is neither speech nor language; but their voices are heard among them.
4 Their sound is gone out into all lands; and their words into the ends of the world.
5 In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun; which cometh forth as a bridegroom out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a giant to run his course.
6 It goeth forth from the uttermost part of the heaven, and runneth about unto the end of it again ; and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.
7 The law of the LORD is an undefiled law, converting the soul; the testimony of the LORD is sure, and giveth wisdom unto the simple.
8 The statutes of the LORD are right, and rejoice the heart; the commandment of the Lord is pure, and giveth light unto the eyes. 9 The fear of the LORD is clean, and endureth for ever; the judgments of the LORD are true, and righteous altogether.
10 More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold; sweeter also than honey, and the honey-comb.
11 Moreover, by them is thy servant taught; and in keeping of them there is great reward.
12 Who can tell how oft he offendeth ? O cleanse thou me from my secret faults.
13 Keep thy servant also from presumptuous sins, lest they get the dominion over me; so shall I be undefiled, and innocent from the great offence.
14 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be alway acceptable in thy sight, 15 O LORD, my strength and my redeemer. Psalm xx.
Exaudiat te Dominus. THE LORD hear thee in the day of trouble ;
the Name of the God of Jacob defend thee:
2 Send thee help from the sanctuary, and strengthen thee out of Sion:
3 Remember all thy offerings, and accept thy burnt-sacrifice:
4 Grant thee thy heart's desire, and fulfil all thy mind.
5 We will rejoice in thy salvation, and triumph in the Name of the Lord our God the LORD perform all thy petitions.
6 Now know I that the LORD helpeth his Anointed, and will hear him from his holy