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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 ever.
9 The ungodly walk on every side: when they are exalted, the children of men are put to rebuke.
Psalm xiii. Usque quo, Domine?
Ow 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 xiv. Dixit insipiens.
HE fool hath said in his heart, There is no
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
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 xv. Domine, quis habitabit? ORD, 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.
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 xvii. Exaudi, Domine.
EAR the right, O Lord, consider my complaint, and hearken unto my prayer, that goeth not out of feigned lips.
2 Let my sentence come 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
6 I have called upon thee, O God, for thou shalt hear me: incline thine ear to me, and hearken unto my words.
7 Show thy marvellous loving-kindness, thou that art the Saviour of them which put their trust in thee, from such as resist thy right hand.
8 Keep me as the apple of an eye; hide me under the shadow of thy wings,
9 From the ungodly, that trouble me; mine enemies compass me round about, to take away my soul.
10 They are inclosed in their own fat, and their mouth speaketh proud things.
11 They lie waiting in our way on every side, turning their eyes down to the ground.
12 Like as a lion that is greedy of his prey, and as it were a lion's whelp lurking in secret places.
13 Up, Lord, disappoint him, and cast him down; deliver my soul from the ungodly, which is a sword of thine.
14 From the men of thy hand, O Lord, from the men I say, and from the evil world; which have their portion in this life, whose bellies thou fillest with thy hid treasure.
15 They have children at their desire, and leave the rest of their substance for their babes.
16 But as for me, I will behold thy presence in righteousness; and when I awake up after thy likeness, I shall be satisfied. with it.