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tongues like a serpent; adder's poison is under their lips.
4 Keep me, O Lord, from the hands of the ungodly; preserve me from the wicked men, who are purposed to overthrow my goings.
5 The proud have laid a snare for me, and spread a Det ahroad with cords; yea, and set traps in my way.
6 I said unto the Lord, Thou art my Gad, hear the voice .of my prayers, O Lord.
7 O Lord God, thou strength of my health; thou hast covered my head in the day of hattle.
8 Let not the ungodly have his desire, O Lord; let not his mischievous imagination prosper, lest they he too proud.
9 Let the mischief of their own lips fall upon the head of them that compass me ahout.
10 Let hot hurning coals fall upon them; let them he cast into the fire, and into the pit, that they never rise up again.
11 A man full of words shall not prosper upon the earth: evil shall hunt the wicked person, to overthrow him.
12 Sure I am that the Lord Will avenge the poor, and maintain the cause of the helpless.
13 The righteous also shall give thanks unto thy name; and the just shall continue in thy sight.
Psalm 141. D<mii,e, dameivi.
T ORD, I call upon thee; haste '*." thee unto me, and consider my voice, when I cry unto thee.
2 Let my prayer he set forth in thy sight as the incense; and let the lifting up of my hands he at) evening sacrifice.
3 ,Set a watch, O Lord, hefore
my mouth, and keep the door of my lips.
4, O let not mine heart he inclined to any evil thing; let me not he occupied in ungodly works with the men that work wickedness, lest I eat of such things as please them.
a Let ,he righteous rather smite me friendly, and reprove me.
6 But let not their precious halms hreak my head; yea, I will pray yet against their wickedness.
7 Let their judges he overthrown in the stony places, that they may hear my words; for they are sweet.
8 Our hones lie scattered hefore the pit, like as when one hreaketh and hewetk wood upon the earth.
9 But mine eyes look unto thee, O Lord God: in thee is my trust; O cast not out my soul.
10 Keep me from the snare that they have laid for me, and from the traps of the wicked doers.
11 Let the ungodly fall into their own nets together, and let me ever escape them.
T Cried unto the Lord with my voice; yea, even unto the Lord did I make my supplication.
2 I poured out my complaints hefore him, and showed him of my trouhle.
3 When my spirit was in heaviness, thou knowest my path; in the way wherein 1 walked, have they privily laid a snare for me.
4 I looked also upon my right hand, and saw there was no man that would know me.
5 I bad no place to flee unto, and no man cared for my soul.
6 I cried unto thee, O Lord, and said, Thou art my hope, and my portion in the land of the living.
7 Consider my complaint; for 1 am brought very low.
8 O deliver me from my persecutors, for they are too strong for me.
9 Bring my soul out of prison, that I may give thanks unto thy name; which thing if thou wilt grant me, then shall the righteous resort unto my company.
Psalm 143. Drnuine, txaudi. fEAR my prayer, O Lord
and consider my desire; hearken unto me for thy truth and righteousness' sake.
2 And enter not into judgment with thy servant; for in thy sight shall no man living be justified.
3 For the enemy hath persecuted my soul; he hath smitten my life down to the ground; he hath laid me in the darkness, as thementhat have been long dead.
4 Therefore is my spirit vexed within me, and my heart within me is desolate.
5 Yet do I remember the time past; I muse upon all thy works; yea, 1 exercise myself in the works of thy hands.
6 I stretch forth my hands unto thee; my soul gaspeth unto thee as a thirsty land.
7 Hear me. O Lord. and that soon; for my spirit waxeth faint: hide not thy face from me, lest I be like unto them that go down into the pit.
8 O let me hear thy lovingJlinHness be'imes in the mornine; for in thei is my trust: show thou me the way that I should■
walk in; for I lift up my soul onto thee.
9 Deliver me, O Lord, from mine enemies; for I flee unto thee to bide me.
10 Teach me to do the thing that pleaseth thee; for thou art my God: let thy loving Spirit lead me forth into the land of righteousness.
11 Quicken me, O Lord, for thy name's sake; and for thy righteousness' sake bring my soul out of trouble.
12 And of thy goodness slay mine enemies, and destroy all them that vex my soul; for I am thy servant.
Tht thirtieth Day.
Psalm 144. Btnedictus Dominut.
"DLESSED be the Lord, my strength, who teacbeth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight.
2 My hope and my fortress, my castle and deliverer, my defender, in whom 1 trust; who subdueth my people that is under me.
3 Lord, what is man^ that thou hast such re pect unto him? or the son of man, that thou so regardest him?
4 Man is like a thing of naught; his time passeth away like a shadow.
5 Bow thy heavens, O Lord, and come down; touch the mountains, and they shnll smoke.
6 Cast forth thy lightning, and tear them; shoot out thine arrows, and consume them.
7 Send down thine hand from ahove; deliver me, and take me out of the great waters, from the hand of strange children;
8 Whose month talketh of va. .
nity, and their right hand is a right hand of wickedness.
9 I will sing a new song unto thee, O God; and sing praises unto thee upon a ten-stringed lute.
10 Thou hast given victory unto kings, and hast delivered David, thy servant, from the peril of the sword.
11 Save me, and deliver me from the hand of strange children, whose mouth talketh of vanity, and their right hand is a right hand of iniquity;
12 That our sons may grow up as the young plants, and that our daughters may he as the polished corners of the temple;
13' That our garners may he full and plenteous with all manner of store; that our sheep may hring forth thousands, and ten thousands in our streets;
14 That ouroxen my he strong to' lahour; that there he no decay, no leading into captivity, and nocomplaininginourstreets.
15 Happy are the people that are in such a case; yea, hlessed are the people who have the Lord for their God.
Psalm 145. Exaltaho U, Daa. T Will magnify thee, O God, my King; and 1 will praise thy name for ever and ever.
2 Every day will I give thanks unto thee, and praise thy name for ever and ever.
3 Great is the Lord, and marvellous, worthy to he praised; there is no end of his greatness.
4 One generation shall praise thy works unto another, and declare thy power.
5 As for me, I wijl he talking of thy worship, thy glory, thy praise, and wondrous works;
6 So that men shall speak of the
might of thy marvellous acts; and I will also tell of thy greatness.
7 The memorial of thiue ahundant kindness shall he showed; and men shall sing of thy righteousness.
8 The Lord is gracious and merciful; long-suffering, and of great goodness.
9 The Lord is loving unto every man ; and his mercy is over all his works.
10 All thy works praise thee, OLord ; and thy saints give thanks unto thee.
11 They show the glory of thy kingdom, and talk of thy power:
12 That thy power, thy glory, and mightiness of thy kingdom, might he known unto men.
13 Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and thy dominion endureth throughout all ages.
14 The Lord upholdeth all such as fall, and lifteth up all those that are down.
15 The eyes of all wait upon thee, O Lord; and thou givest them their meat in due season.
16 Thou openest thine hand, and Sliest all things living with plenteousness.
17 The Lord is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works.
18 The Lord is nigh unto all them that call upon him ; yea, all such as call upon him faithfully.
19 He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him; he also will hear thcircry, and willhelpthem.
20 The Lord preserveth all them that love him; hut scattered ahroad all the ungodly.
21 My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord; and let all flesh give thanks unto his holy hams for ever and ever.
Psalm 146. Lauda, uuima mta. J>RAJSE the Lord, 0 my soul:
while I live, will I praise the Lord; yen, as long as I have any being, I will sing praises unto my God.
2 O put not your trust in princes, nor in any child of man; for there is no help in them.
3 For when, the breath of man goeth forth, he shall turn again to his earth, and then all his thoughts perish.
4 Blessed is he that hath the God of Jacob for bis help; and whosehopeisin the LordhisGod;
5 Who made heaven and earth, the sea and all that therein is; who keepeth his promiseforever;
6 Who helpeth them to right that suffer wrong; who feedeth the hungry.
7 The Lord looseth men out of prison; the Lord giveth sight to the blind.
8 The Lord helpeth them that are fallen ;■ the Lord careth for the righteous.
9 The Lord careth for the stranger; he defendeth the fatherless and widow. as for the way of the ungodly, he turneth it upside down.
10 The Lord thy God, 0 Sion, shall be King for evermore, and throughout all generations.
Psalm 147. Laudate Dominwn.
f\ Praise the Lord; for it is a
good thing to sing praises
unto our God; yea, a joyful and
pleasant thing it is to be thankful.
2 The Lord doth build up Jerusalem, and gather together the outcasts of Israel.
3 He healeth those that are broken in heart, and giveth medicine to heal their lickmap.
4 He telleth the number of the stars, and calleth them all by their names.
5 Great is our Lord, and great is his power; yea, and his wisdom is infinite. ,
6 The Lord setteth up the meek, and bringeth the ungodly down to the ground.
7 O sing unto the Lord with thanksgiving; sing praises upon the harp unto our God;
8 Who covereth the heaven with clouds, and prepareth rain for the earth ; and maketh the grass to grow upon the mountains, and herb for the use of men.
9 Who giveth fodder unto the cattle, and feedeth the young ravens that call upon him.
10 He hath no pleasure in the strength of an horse: neither delighteth he in any man's legs.
11 But the Lord's delight is in them that fear him, and put their trust in his mercy.
12 Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem; praise thy God, 0 Sion;
13 For he hath made fast thenars of thy gates, and hath blessed thy children within thee.
14 He maketh peace in thy horders, and filleth thee with flour of wheat.
15 He sendeth forth his commandment upon earth, and his word runneth very swiftly.
16 He giveth snow like wool. and scattcreth the hoar frost like ashes.
17 He casteth forth his ice like morsels; who is able to ahide bis frost?
18 He sendeth out his word, and melteth them ; he bloweth with his wind, and the waters flow.
19 He showeth his word arfto Tht tnd of the PtaUtr.
Jacoh, his statutes and ordinances unto Israel.
20 He hath not dealt so with any nation; neither have the heathen knowledge of his laws.
Psalm 148. Laudato Dominion.
f\ Praise the Lord jrf heaven; ^^ praise him in the height.
2 Praise him, all ye angels of bis; praise him, all his host.
3 Praise him, sun and moon; praise him, all ye stars and light.
4 Praise him. all ye heavens, and ye waters that are ahove the heavens.
5 Let them praise the name of the Lord; for he spake the word, aad they were made; he commanded, and they were created.
6 He hath made them fast for aver and ever; he hath given them a law, which shall not be broken.
7 Praise the Lord upon earth, ye dragons, and all deeps;
3 Fire and hail, snow and vapours, wind and storm, fulfilling bis word;
9 Mountains and all hills; fruitCull trees, and all cedars;
10 Beasts and all cattle; worms and feathered fowls;
11 Kings of the earth and all people; princes and all judges of the world;
12 Young men and maidens, old men and children, praise the Dame of the Lord ; for his name only is excellent, and his praise ahove heaven and earth.
13 He shall exalt the horn of his people: all his saints shall
?raise him ; even the children of srael. even the people that serv elb him.
Psnlm 149. Cantate Domino. f\ Sing unto the Lord a new ^ sonj;; let the congregation of saints praise him.
2 Let Israel rejoice in him that made him, and let the children of Sion be joyful in their King.
3 Let them praise his name in the dance ; let them sing praises unto him with tabret and harp.
4 For the Lord hath pleasure in his people, and heipeth the meek-hearted.
5 Let the saints be joyful with glory; let them rejoice in their beds.
6 Let the praises of God be in their mouth, and a two-edged sword in their hands.
7 To be avenged of the heathen, and to rebuke the people;
8 To hind their kings in chains, and their nobles with links of iron.
9 That they may be avenged of them;*as it is written. Such honour have all his saints.
Psalm 150. Laadale Dominum.
O Praise God in his holiness; praise him in the firmament of bis power.
2 Praise him in his noble acts; praise him according to his excel' lent greatness.
3 Praise him in the sound of the trumpet; praise him upoo the lute and harp.
4 Praise him in the cymhals and dances; praise him upon the strings and pipe.
5 Praise him upon the welltuned cymhals; praise him upon the loud cymhals.
6 Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord.