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place, and the joy of the whole 2 High and low, rich and earth ; upon the north side lieth poor, one with another. the city of the great King : GOD 3 My mouth shall speak of is well known in her palaces as wisdom, and my heart shall a sure refuge.

muse of understanding. 3 For lo, the kings of the 4 I will incline mine ear to earth are gathered, and gone by the parable, and show my

dark together.

speech upon the harp. 4 They marvelled to see such 5 Wherefore should I fear things; they were astonished, in the days of wickedness, and and suddenly cast down. when the wickedness of my

5 Fear came there upon heels compasseth me round them; and sorrow, as upon a about ? woman in her travail.

6 There be some that put 6 Thou shalt break the ships their trust in their goods, and of the sea through the east boast themselves in the multiwind.

tude of their riches; 7 Like as we have heard, so 7 But no man may deliver have we seen in the city of the his brother, nor make agreeLORD of hosts, in the city of ment unto God for him : our God; God upholdeth the 8 For it cost more to redeem same for ever.

their souls; so that he must let 8 We wait for thy loving that alone for ever ; kindness, O God, in the midst 9 Yea, though he live long, of thy temple.

and see not the grave. 90 God, according to thy 10 For he seeth that wise name, so is thy praise unto the men also die and perish togeworld's end ; thy right hand is ther, as well as the ignorant and full of righteousness.

foolish, and leave their riches 10 Let the mount Sion for other. rejoice, and the daughter of 11 And yet they think that Judah be glad, because of thy their houses shall continue for judgments.

ever, and that their dwelling 11 Walk about Sion, and go places shall endure from one round about her; and tell the generation another; and towers thereof.

call the lands after their own 12 Mark well her bulwarks, names. set up her houses, that ye may 12 Nevertheless, man will tell them that come after. not abide in honour, seeing

13 For this God is our God he may be compared unto the for ever and ever: He shall be beasts that perish ; this is the our guide unto death.

way of them.

13 This is their foolishness, Psalm 49. Audite hæc, omnes.

and their posterity praise their O HEAR ye this, all ye saying. people ; ponder it with your 14 They lie in the hell like ears, all ye that dwell in the sheep; death gnaweth upon world;

them, and the righteous shall

have dominion over them in a covenant with me with sacrithe morning : their beauty shall fice. consume in the sepulchre out 6 And the heavens shall of their dwelling:

declare his righteousness; for 15 But God hath delivered God is judge himself. my soul from the place of hell; 7 Hear, O my people, and I for he shall receive me.

will speak; I myself will testify 16 Be not thou afraid, though against thee, O Israel ; for I am one be made rich, or if the glory God, even thy God.. of his house be increased; 8 I will not reprove thee

17 For he shall carry nothing because of thy sacrifices, or of away with him when he dieth, thy burnt-offerings; because neither shall his pomp follow they were not alway before me. him.

9 I will take no bullock out 18 For while he lived, he of thine house, for he-goat out counted himself an happy man; of thy folds ; and so long as thou dost well 10 For all the beasts of the unto thyself

, men will speak forest are mine, and so are the good of thee.

cattle upon a thousand hills. 19 He shall follow the gene- 11 I know all the fowls

upon ration of his fathers, and shall the mountains, and the wild never see light.

beasts of the field are in my 20 Man being in honour sight. hath no understanding, but is 12 If I be hungry, I will not compared unto the beasts that tell thee; for the whole world perish.

is mine, and all that is therein.

13 Thinkest thou that I will

eat bull's flesh, and drink the THE TENTH DAY,

blood of goats ?

14 Offer unto God thanks. PSALM 50. Deus deorum.

giving, and pay thy vows unto THE LORD, even the most the Most Highest, mighty God, hath spoken, and 15 And call upon me in the called the world, from the rising time of trouble; so will I hear up of the sun unto the going thee, and thou shalt praise me. down thereof.

16 But unto the ungodly said 2 Out of Sion hath God God, Why dost thou preach my appeared in perfect beauty. laws, and takest my covenant

3 Our God shall come, and in thy mouth; shall not keep silence; there 17 Whereas thou hatest to shall go before him a consuming be reformed, and hast cast my fire, and a mighty tempest shall words behind thee? be stirred up round about him. 18 When thou sawest a thief,

4 He shall call the heaven thou consentedst unto him; and from above, and the earth, that hast been partaker with the he may judge his people. adulterers.

5 Gather my saints together 19 Thou hast let thy mouth unto me; those that have made speak wickedness, and with



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thy tongue thou hast set forth | hyssop, and I shall be clean; deceit.

thou shalt wash me, and I shall 20 Thou sattest and spakest be whiter than snow. against thy brother; yea, and 8 Thou shalt make me hear hast slandered thine own mo- of joy and gladness, that the ther's son.

bones which thou hast broken 21 These things hast thou may rejoice. done, and I held my tongue, 9 Turn thy face from my and thou thoughtest wickedly, sins, and put out all my misthat I am even such a one as deeds. thyself; but I will reprove thee, 10 Make me a clear heart, O and set before thee the things God, and renew a right spirit that thou hast done.

within me. 22 O consider this, ye that 11 Cast me not away from forget God, lest I pluck you thy presence, and take not thy away, and there be none to holy Spirit from me.

12 O give me the comfort of 23 Whoso offereth me thanks thy help again, and stablish me and praise, he honoureth me; with thy free Spirit. and to him that ordereth his 13 Then shall I teach thy conversation right, will I show ways unto the wicked, and the salvation of God.

sinners shall be converted unto

thee. Psalm 51. Miserere mei, Deus.

14 Deliver me from bloodHAVE mercy upon me, 0 guiltiness, O God, thou that art God, after thy great goodness; the God of my health ; and my according to the multitude of tongue shall sing of thy rightthy mercies, do away mine eousness. offences.

15 Thou shalt open my lips, 2 Wash me thoroughly from O Lord, and my mouth shall my wickedness, and cleanse me show thy praise. from my sin;

16 For thou desirest no sacri. 3 For I acknowledge my fice, else would I give it thee; faults, and my sin is ever before but thou delightest not in burnt

offerings. 4 Against thee only have I 17 The sacrifice of God is a sinned, and done this evil in troubled spirit: a broken and thy sight, that thou mightest be contrite heart, O God, shalt justified in thy saying, and clear thou not despise. when thou art judged.

18 O be favourable and gra5 Behold, I was shapen in cious unto Sion; build thou the wickedness, and in sin hath my walls of Jerusalem. mother conceived me.

19 Then shalt thou be pleased 6 But lo, thou requirest truth with the sacrifice of righteousin the inward parts, and shalt ness, with the burnt-offerings make me to understand wisdom and oblations; then shall they secretly.

bullocks upon

thine 7 Thou shalt purge me with altar.


offer young

Psalm 52. Quid gloriaris ? heaven upon the children of WHY boastest thou thyself, men, to see if there were any thou tyrant, that thou canst do that would understand, and seek mischief?

after God. 2 Whereas the goodness of

4 But they are all gone out God endureth yet daily.

of the way, they are altogether 3 Thy tongue imagineth become abominable ; there is wickedness, and with lies thou also none that doeth good, no

not one. cuttest like a sharp razor.

5 Are they not without uneousness'more than goodness, derstanding that work wickedand to talk of lies more than ness, eating up my people as if righteousness.

they would eat bread ? they have 5 Thou hast loved to speak

not called upon God all words that may do hurt, O

6 They were afraid, where thou false tongue.

no fear was; for God hath 6 Therefore shall God de

broken the bones of him that stroy thee for ever; he shall besieged thee; thou hast put take nee, and pluck thee out

them to confusion, because God of thy dwelling, and root thee hath despised them.

ng o that the salvation were out of the land of the living.

7 The righteous also shaii given unto Israel out of Sion ! see this, and fear, and shall o that the LORD would deliver laugh him to scorn:

his people out of captivity! 8 Lo, this is the man that

8 Then should Jacob rejoice, took not God for his strength; and Israel should be right glad but trusted unto the multitude Psalm 54. Deus, in nomine. of his riches, and strengthened himself in his wickedness.

SAVE me, O God, for thy

name's sake, and avenge me in 9 As for me, I am like a

thy strength. green olive-tree in the house of

2 Hear my prayer, O God, God; my trust is in the tender

and hearken unto the words of mercy of God for ever and ever.

: 10 I will always give thanks my mouth : unto thee for that thou hast

3 For strangers are risen up done ; and I will hope in thy against me; and tyrants, which name, for thy saints like it well.

eyes, seek after my soul.

4 Behold, God is my helper;

the LORD is with them that Psalm 53. Dirit insipiens.

uphold my soul THE foolish body hath said 5 He shall reward evil unto in his heart, There is no God. mine enemies : destroy thou

2 Corrupt are they, and them in thy truth. become abominable in their

6 An offering of a free heart wickedness; there is none that will I give thee, and praise thy doeth good.

name, O LORD; because it is 3 God looked down from so comfortable.



in For he hath delivered me adversary that did magnify out of all my trouble ; and mine himself against me; for then cye hath seen his desire upon peradventure I would have hid mine enemies.

myself from him :

14 But it was even thou, my PSALM 55. Exaudi, Deus.

companion, my guide, and mine HEAR my prayer, O God, own familiar friend. and hide not thyself from my 15 We took sweet counsel petition.

together, and walked in the 2 Take heed unto me, and house of God as friends. hear me, how I mourn in my 16 Let death come hastily prayer, and am vexed.

upon them, and let them go 3 The enemy crieth so, and down quick into hell ; the ungodly cometh on so fast; wickedness is in their dwellings, for they are minded to do me and among

them. some mischief, so maliciously 17 As for me, I will call upon are they set against me. God, and the LORD shall save

4 My heart is disquieted me. within me, and the fear of death 18 In the evening, and mornis fallen upon me.

ing, and at noon-day, will I 5 Fearfulness and trembling pray, and that instantly; and are come upon me, and an horri- he shall hear my voice. ble dread hath overwhelmed me. 19 It is he that hath delivered

6 And I said, Othat I had my soul in peace, from the wings like a dove! for then battle that was against me; for would I flee away, and be at rest. there were many with me.

7 Lo, then would I get me 20 Yea, even God that enaway far off, and remain in the dureth for ever, shall hear me, wilderness.

and bring them down; for they 8 I would make haste to will not turn, nor fear God. escape, because of the stormy 21 He laid his hands upon wind and tempest.

such as be at peace with him, 9 Destroy their tongues, Oj and he brake his covenant. LORD, and divide them; for I 22 The words of his mouth have spied unrighteousness and were softer than butter, having strife in the city.

war in his heart; his words 10 Day and night they go were smoother than oil, and yet about within the walls thereof; they be very swords. mischief also and sorrow are in 23 O cast thy burthen upon the midst of it.

the LORD, and he shall nourish 11 Wickedness is therein ; thee, and shall not suffer the deceit and guile go not out of righteous to fall for ever. their streets.

24 And as for them, thou, O 12 For it is not an open God, shalt bring them into the enemy that hath done me this pit of destruction. dishonour; for then I could 25 The blood-thirsty and have borne it:

deceitful men shall not live out 13

Neither it mine half their days : nevertheless,


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