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righteousness, and according | to the innocency that is in me. 9 O let the wickedness of the ungodly come to an end; but guide thou the just.
10 For the righteous GoD trieth the very hearts and reins. 11 My help cometh of GOD, who preserveth them that are true of heart.
12 GoD is a righteous judge, strong, and patient; and GOD is provoked every day.
13 If a man will not turn, he will whet his sword; he hath bent his bow, and made it ready.
14 He hath prepared for him the instruments of death; he ordaineth his arrows against the persecutors.
15 Behold, he travaileth with mischief; he hath conceived sorrow, and brought forth ungodliness.
16 He hath graven and digged up a pit, and is fallen himself into the destruction that he made for other.
17 For his travail shall come upon his own head, and his wickedness shall fall on his own pate.
18 I will give thanks unto the LORD, according to his righteousness; and I will praise the name of the LORD most high.
PSALM 8. Domine, Dominus noster.
O LORD, our Governor, how excellent is thy name in all the world; thou that hast set thy glory above the heavens!
3 For I will consider thy heavens, even the works of thy fingers; the moon and the stars which thou hast ordained.
4 What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man that thou visitest him?
5 Thou madest him lower than the angels, to crown him with glory and worship.
6 Thou makest him to have dominion of the works of thy hands: and thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet;
7 All sheep and oxen; yea, and the beasts of the field;
8 The fowls of the air, and the fishes of the sea; and whatsoever walketh through the paths of the seas.
9 O LORD, our Governor, how excellent is thy name in all the world!
THE SECOND DAY.
PSALM 9. Confitebor tibi.
I WILL give thanks unto thee, O LORD, with my whole heart; I will speak of all thy marvellous works.
2 I will be glad and rejoice in thee; yea, my songs will I make of thy name, O thou Most Highest.
3 While mine enemies are driven back, they shall fall and perish at thy presence:
4 For thou hast maintained my right and my cause; thou art set in the throne that judgest
2 Out of the mouth of very babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength, because of right. thine enemies, that thou mightest 5 Thou hast rebuked the still the enemy and the avenger. heathen, and destroyed the
ungodly; thou hast put out their name for ever and ever.
60 thou enemy, destructions are come to a perpetual end; even as the cities which thou hast destroyed, their memorial is perished with them.
But the LORD shall endure for ever; he hath also prepared
his seat for judgment.
8 For he shall judge the world in righteousness, and minister true judgment unto the people.
9 The LORD also will be a defence for the oppressed, even a refuge in due time of trouble.
10 And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee; for thou, LORD, hast never failed them that seek thee.
11 O praise the LORD which dwelleth in Sion; show the people of his doings;
12 For when he maketh inquisition for blood, he remembereth them, and forgetteth not the complaint of the poor,
13 Have mercy upon me, O LORD; consider the trouble which I suffer of them that hate me, thou that liftest me up from the gates of death;
14 That I may show all thy praises within the ports of the daughter of Sion: I will rejoice in thy salvation.
15 The heathen are sunk down in the pit that they made; in the same net which they hid privily is their foot taken.
16 The LORD is known to execute judgment; the ungodly is trapped in the work of his own hands.
17 The wicked shall be
turned into hell, and all the people that forget God.
18 For the poor shall not alway be forgotten; the patient abiding of the meek shall not perish for ever.
19 Up, LORD, and let not man have the upper hand; let the heathen be judged in thy sight.
20 Put them in fear, O Lord, that the heathen may know themselves to be but men.
PSALM 10. Ut quid, Domine ?
WHY standest thou so far off, O LORD, and hidest thy face in the needful time of trouble?
2 The ungodly, for his own lust, doth persecute the poor: let them be taken in the crafty wiliness that they have imagined,
3 For the ungodly hath made boast of his own heart's desire, and speaketh good of the covet ous, whom GoD abhorreth.
4 The ungodly is so proud, that he careth not for God, neither is GOD in all his thoughts.
5 His ways are alway griev ous; thy judgments are far above out of his sight, and therefore defieth he all his enemies.
6 For he hath said in his heart, Tush, I shall never be cast down, there shall no harm happen unto me.
7 His mouth is full of cursing, deceit, and fraud; under his tongue is ungodliness and vanity,
8 He sitteth lurking in the thievish corners of the streets, and privily in his lurking dens doth he murder the innocent; his eyes are set against the poor
9 For he lieth waiting secretly; even as a lion lurketh he in his den, that he may ravish the poor.
10 He doth ravish the poor, when he getteth him into his net. 11 He falleth down and humbleth himself, that the congregation of the poor may fall into the hands of his captains.
12 He that saith in his heart, Tush, God hath forgotten; he hideth away his face, and he will never see it.
13 Arise, O LORD GOD, and lift up thine hand; forget not the poor.
that she should flee as a bird unto the hill?
2 For lo, the ungodly bend their bow, and make ready their arrows within the quiver, that they may privily shoot at them which are true of heart.
3 For the foundations will be cast down; and what hath the righteous done?
4 The LORD is in his holy temple; the LORD's seat is in heaven.
5 His eyes consider the poor, and his eye-lids try the children of men.
6 The LORD alloweth the righteous; but the ungodly, and him that delighteth in wickedness, doth his soul abhor.
7 Upon the ungodly he shall
14 Wherefore should the wicked blaspheme GoD, while he doth say in his heart, Tush, thou God carest not for it? 15 Surely thou hast seen it; | rain snares, fire and brimstone, for thou beholdest ungodliness storm and tempest: this shall and wrong, be their portion to drink.
16 That thou mayest take the matter into thy hand: the poor committeth himself unto thee; for thou art the helper of the friendless.
17 Break thou the power of the ungodly and malicious; take away his ungodliness, and thou shalt find none.
18 The LORD is King for ever and ever, and the heathen are perished out of the land.
19 LORD, thou hast heard the desire of the poor; thou preparest their heart, and thine ear hearkeneth thereto.
20 To help the fatherless and poor unto their right, that the man of the earth be no more exalted against them.
PSALM 11. In Domino confido. IN the LORD put I my trust; how say ye then to my soul,
8 For the righteous LORD loveth righteousness: his countenance will behold the thing that is just..
EVENING PRAYER. PSALM 12. Salvum me fac. HELP me, LORD, for there is not one godly man left; for the faithful are minished from among the children of
2 They talk of vanity every one with his neighbour; they do but flatter with their lips, and dissemble in their double heart.
3 The LORD shall root out all deceitful lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud things:
4 Which have said, With our tongue will we prevail; we are they that ought to speak: who is Lord over us?
5 Now, for the comfortless troubles' sake of the needy, and because of the deep sighing of the poor,
6 I will up, saith the LORD, and will help every one from him that swelleth against him, and will set him at rest.
7 The words of the LORD are pure words, even as the silver which from the earth is tried, and purified seven times in the fire.
8 Thou shalt keep them, O LORD; thou shalt preserve him from this generation for
9 The ungodly walk on every side when they are exalted, the children of men are put to rebuke.
PSALM 13. Usque quo, Domine? HOW long wilt thou forget me, O LORD; for ever? how long wilt thou hide thy face from me?
2 How long shall I seek counsel in my soul, and be so vexed in my heart? How long shall mine enemies triumph over me?
3 Consider, and hear me, O LORD my GOD; lighten mine eyes, that I sleep not in death;
4 Lest mine enemy say, I have prevailed against him: for if I be cast down, they that trouble me will rejoice at it.
5 But my trust is in thy mercy, and my heart is joyful in thy salvation.
6 I will sing of the LORD, because he hath dealt so lovingly with me; yea, I will praise the name of the LORD most Highest.
PSALM 14. Dixit insipiens.
THE fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.
2 They are corrupt, and become abominable in their doings; there is none that doeth good, no not one.
3 The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that would understand, and seek after GOD:
4 But they are all gone out of the way, they are altogether become abominable; there is none that doeth good, no not one.
5 Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues have they deceived: the poison of asps is under their lips.
6 Their mouth is full of cursing and bitterness; their feet are swift to shed blood.
7 Destruction and unhappiness is in their ways, and the way of peace have they not known; there is no fear of GoD before their eyes.
8 Have they no knowledge, that they are all such workers of mischief, eating up my people as it were bread, and call not upon the LORD?
9 There were they brought in great fear, even where no fear was; for GoD is in the generation of the righteous.
10 As for you, ye have made a mock at the counsel of the poor; because he putteth his trust in the LORD.
11 Who shall give salvation unto Israel out of Sion? When the LORD turneth the captivity of his people, then shall Jacob rejoice, and Israel shall be glad
THE THIRD DAY.
PSALM 15. Domine, quis habitabit?
LORD, who shall dwell in thy tabernacle? or who shall rest upon thy holy hill?
2 Even he that leadeth an uncorrupt life, and doeth the thing which is right, and speaketh the truth from his heart:
3 He that hath used no deceit in his tongue, nor done evil to his neighbour, and hath not slandered his neighbour:
4 He that setteth not by himself, but is lowly in his own eyes, and maketh much of them that fear the LORD:
5 He that sweareth unto his neighbour, and disappointeth him not, though it were to his own hindrance:
6 He that hath not given his money upon usury, nor taken reward against the innocent:
7 Whoso doeth these things shall never fall.
PSALM 16. Conserva me, Domine. PRESERVE me, O GOD; for in thee have I put my trust. 2 O my soul, thou hast said unto the LORD, Thou art my GOD; my goods are nothing unto thee.
3 All my delight is upon the saints that are in the earth, and upon such as excel in virtue.
4 But they that run after another god shall have great trouble.
5 Their drink-offerings of blood will I not offer, neither make mention of their names within my lips.
6 The LORD himself is the portion of mine inheritance,
and of my cup; thou shalt maintain my lot.
7 The lot is fallen unto me in a fair ground; yea, I have a goodly heritage.
8 I will thank the LORD for giving me warning; my reins also chasten me in the night season.
9 I have set GOD always before me; for he is on my right hand, therefore I shall not fall.
10 Wherefore my heart was glad, and my glory rejoiced; my flesh also shall rest in hope.
11 For why? thou shalt not leave my soul in hell; neither shalt thou suffer thy holy One to see corruption.
12 Thou shalt show me the path of life: in thy presence is the fulness of joy, and at thy right hand there is pleasure for evermore.
PSALM 17. Exaudi, Domine.
HEAR the right, O LORD, consider my complaint, and hearken unto my prayer, that goeth not out of feigned lips.
2 Let my sentence forth from thy presence, and let thine eyes look upon the thing that is equal.
3 Thou hast proved and visited mine heart in the night season; thou hast tried me, and shalt find no wickedness in me; for I am utterly purposed that my mouth shall not offend.
4 Because of men's works that are done against the words of thy lips, I have kept me from the ways of the destroyer.
5 O hold thou up my goings in thy paths, that my footsteps slip not.
6 I have called upon thee,