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Psalm 33. Eju2tate,justi. •REJOICE in the Lord, O ye righteous; for it hecometh well the just to he thankful
2 Praise the Lord with harp; sing praises unto him with the lute, and instrument of ten strings.
3 Sing unto the Lord a new song; sing praises lustily unto him with a good courage;
4 For the word of the Lord is true, and all his works are faithful.
5 He loveth righteousness and judgment; the earth is full of the
modness of the Lord.
6 By the word of the Lord were the heavens made, and all the hosts of them hy the hreath 'of his mouth.
7 He gathereth the waters of cne sea together, as it were upon an heap ; and layeth up the deep, as in a treasure-house.
8 Let all the earth fear the Lord: stand in awe of him, all ye that dwell in the world;
9 For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast
10 The Lordhringeth the counsel of the heathen to nought, and maketh the devices of the people to he of none effect, and casteth out the counsels of princes.
11 The counsel of the Lord shall endure for ever, and the thoughts of his heart from gene ration to generation.
12 Blessed are the people whose God is the Lord Jehovah ; and hlessed are the folk that he hath chosen to him, to he his inheritance.
13 The Lord looked down from heaven, and heheld all the children of men ; from the hahitation of his dwelling, he considereth all them that dwell on the earth.
14 He fashioneth all the hearts of them, and understandeth all their works.
15 There is no king that can he saved hy the multitude of an host; • neither is any mighty man delivered hy much strength.
16 A horse is counted hut a vain thing to save a man; neither snail he deliver any man hy his great strength.
17 Behold, the eye of the Lord is upon them that fear him, and upqn them that put their trust in his mercy;
18 To deliver their soul from death, and to feed them in the tjme of dearth
19 Our soul hath patiently tarried for the Lord ; for he is our help and our shield.
20 For our heart shall rejoice in him; hecause we have hoped in his holy name.
21 Let thy merciful kindness, 0 Lord, he upon us, like as we do put our trust in thee.
Psalm 34. Benedicam Domino.
the Lord; his praise shall ever he in my mouth.
2 My soul shall make her hoast in the Lord; the humhle shall hear thereof, and he glad.
3O praise the Lord with me,and let us magnify his name together.
4 I sought the Lord, and he heard me; yea, he delivered me out of all my fear.
5 They had an eye nnto him, and were lightened; and their faces were not ashamed.
6 Lo, the poor crieth, and the Lord heareth him; yea, and saveth him out of all his trouhles.
7 The Angel of the Lord tarrieth round ahout them that
fear him and delivereth them. 8 O taste, and see how gracious the Lord is: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.
9 O fear the Lord, ye that are his Saints; for they that fear him lack nothing.
10 The lions do lack, and suffer hunger; but they who seek the Lord shalPwant no manner of thing that is good.
11 Come, ye children, and Hearken unto me; 1 will teach Jou the fear of the Lord.'
12 What man is he that lusteth o live, and would fain see good jays?
13Keep thy tongue from evil, and (hy lips, that they speak no guile.
14 Eschew evil, and do good • seek peace, and ensue it.
15 The eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers.
16 The countenance of the Lord is against them that do evil, to root out the remembrance of them from the earth.
17 The righteous cry, and the Lord beareth them, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.
18 The Lprdis nigh unto them that are of a contrite heart, and will save such as be of an humble spirit.
19 Great are the troubles of the righteous; but the Lord delivereth him out of all.
20 He keepeth all his hones, co that not one of them is broken.
21 But misfortune shall slay the ungodly; and they that hate the righteous shall be desolate.
22 The Lord delivereth the souls of his servants; and all they that put their trust in him shall not be destitute.
Tht seventh Day.
Pealm 3d. Judica me, Doming.
T5LEAD thou my cause, 0 Lord,
with them that strive with me,
and fight thou against them that
fight against me.
2 Lay hand upon the shield and buekler, and stand up to help me.
3 Bring forth the spear and stop the way against them that persecute me: say unto my soul, I am thy salvation.
4 Let them be confounded, and put to shame, that seek after my soul; let them be turned hack, and brought to confusion, that imagine mischief for me.
5 Let them be as the dust before the wind, and the Angel of the Lord scattering them.
6 Let their way be dark and" slippery, and let the Angel of the Lord persecute them.
7 For they have privily laid their net to destroy me without a cause ; yea, even without a cause have they made a pit for my soul
8 Let a sudden destruction come upon him unawares, and his net that he hath laid privily catch himself; that he may fall into his own mischief.
9 And my soul be joyful in the Lord; it shall rejoice in his salvation.
10 All my hones shall say, Lord, who is like unto thee, who deliverest the poor from him that is too strong for him ; yea, the poor, and him that is in misery, from him that spoileth him?
11 False witnesses did rise up: they laid to my charge things that I knew not.
12 They rewarded me evil for good, to the great discomfort of my son!
13 Nevertheless, when they were siek, I put on saekcloth, and humbled my soul with fasting, and my prayer shall turn into mine own hosom.
14 1 behaved myself as though it had been my friend or my brother; 1 went heavily, as one that mourneth for his mother.
15 But in mine adversity they rejoiced, and gathered themselves together; yea, the very abjects c.nmc together against me unawares, making mouths at me, and ceased not.
16 With the flatterers were busy mockers, who gnashed upon me with their teeth.
17 Lord, how long wilt thou look upon this? 0 deliver my soul from the calamities which they bring on me, and my darling from the lions.
18 So will I give thee thanks in the great congregation; I will praise thee among much people.
19 O let not them that are mine enemies trinmph over me ungodly; neither let them wink with their eyes, that hate me without a cause.
20 And why? their communing is not for peace; but they imagine deceitfulwords against them that are quiet in the land.
21 They gaped upon me with their mouths, and said. Fie on thee, fie qn thee, we saw it with our eyes.
2-2 this thou hast seen, 0 Lord; hold not thy tongue then ; go not far from me, O Lord.
23 Awake and stand up to judge my quarrel; avenge thou my cause, my God and my Lord.
24 Judge me. 0 Lord my God,' according to thy righteousness, and let them not trinmph over me.
25 Let them not say in their hearts, There, there, so would we have it; neither let them say, We have devoured him. ,
26 Let them be put to confusion and shame together, that rejoice at my trouble; let them be clothed with rebuke and dishonour, that hoast themselves against me.
27 Let them be glad and rejoice, that favour my righteous dealing ; yea, let them say alway, Blessed be the Lord, who hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant,
28 And as for my tongue, it shall be talking of thy righteousness, and of thy praise, all the day long.
Psalm 36,. Dixit injvttm.
TVTY heart showeth me the wickedness of the ungodly, that there is no fearj)f God before his eyes.
2 For he flattereth himself in his own sight, until his ahomina ble sin be found out.
3 The words of his mouth are unrighteous and full of deceit: he hath leff off to behave himself wisely, and to do good.
4 He imagiheth mischief upon his bed, and hath set himself in no good way; neither doth he abhor any thing thaf is evil.
5 Thy mercy, O Lord, reacheth unto the heavens, and thy faithfulness unto the clouds.
6 Thy righteousness standeth like the strong mountains: thy judgments are like the great deep.
7 Thou, Lord, shalt save hoth man and beast: how excellent is thy mercy, O God : and the children of men shall put their trust under the shadow of thy wings. j 8 They shall be satisfied with
the plonteousness of thy house;
and thou shalt give them drink of thy pleasures, as out of the river.
9 For with thee is the well of life ; and in thy light shall we see light.
10 O continue forth thy loving kindness unto them that know thee, and thy righteousness unto them tl s! are true of heart.
11 0 let not the foot of pride come against me ; and let not the hii.'d of the ungodly cast me down.
12 There are they fallen, all that work wickedness; they are cast down, and shall not be able to stand.
Psalm 37. Noli temulari.
CHRIST not thyself because of
the ungodly; neither be thou
envious against the evil doers
2 For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and be wi (hefed even as the green herb.
3 Put thou thy trust in the Lord, and be doing good: dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.
i Delight thou in the Lord, and he shall give thee thy heart's desire.
5 Commit thy way unto the Lord, and put thy trust in him and he shall bring it to pass.
6 He shall make thy righteousness as clear as the light, and thy just dealing as the noon-day.
7 Hold thee still in the Lord and ahide patiently upon him: but grieve not thyself at him whose way doth prosper, against the man that doeth after evil counsels.
8 Leave off from wrath, and let go displeasure: fret not thyself, else shalt thou be moved to do .vH.
9 Wicked doers shall be rooted out; and they that patiently ahide the Lord, those shall, inherit the land.
10 Yet a little while, and the ungodly shall be clean gone: thou shalt look after his place, and be shall be away.
11 But the meek-spirited shall possess the earth, and shall be refreshed in the multitude of peace.
12 The ungodly seeketh counsel against the just, and gnasheth upon him with his teeth,
13 The Lord shall laugh him to scorn; for be hath seen that his day is eoming.
14 The ungodly have drawn out the sword, and have bent their how, to cast down the poor and needy, and to slay such as are of a right conversation.
15 Their sword shall go through their own heart, and their how 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.
19They 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 horroweth, and payeth not again; but the righteous is merciful and liberal.
22 Such as are blessed of God, shall possess the laud; and they ii■.■ t are cursed of him, shall be rooted out.'
23 Tlie Lord ordereth a good men's going, and ranketh his way acceptable to himself.
2+ Though he fall, he shall not he cast away; for the Lord upholdeth him with his hand.
25 I have been young, and now am old, and yet saw I never the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging their bread.
26 Ttie 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 tiis 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 talkingofjudgment.
32 The law of his God is in his heart, and his goings shall not slide
33 The ungodly seeth the righteous, and seaketh occasion to ilay him. ^f
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 be shall promote thee, that thou shalt possess the land : when the ungodly shall perish, thou shalt see it.
•46 I myself have seen the un
godly in great power, and flourish)g like a gresn hay-tree.
37 I went hy, and lo, he was gone; 1 sought him, but his "place could no where be found.
33 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 put at the last.
40 But the salvation of the righteous cp*0th of the Lord, who is.also their strength in the time-of trouble.
41 And the Lord shall stand hy them, and save them; he shall deliver them from the ungodly, and shall save them, because they put their trust in him.
The eighth Dny. MORNING PRAVER. Psalm 38. Dmnine, ne in furore. pUT me not to rebuke, 0 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 thy displeasure; neither is there any rest in my hones, hy reason of my sin:
4 For my wickednesses are gone over my head, and are like a sore burden, too heavy for me to bear.
5 My wounds stink, and are corrupt, through my foolishness.
6 I am brought into so great trouble and misery, that 1 go mourning all the day long:
7 For my loins are filled with a sore disease, and there is no whole part in my hody.
81 am feeble and sore smitten, I have roared for the very disquietness of my heart.