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rounb about; yet thou dost destroy me. Remember, I beseech
thee, that thou hast made me as the clay ; and wilt thou bring me
into dust again ? Hast thou not poured me out as milk, and cur-
dled me like cheese? Thou ]i:ist clothed me with skin and flesh,
and hast fenced me with bones and sinews. Thou hast granted me
life and favour, and tli2 uisitatioit l)atli prcscrucb tng spirit.

The tabernacles of robbers pi-osper, and they that provoke God

are secure ; into toljosc l]anb (Bob bringctl} abunbantln. But

ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee ; and the fowls of the
air, and they shall tell thee : or speak to the earth, and it shall
teach thee ; and the fishes of the sea shall declare unto thee. Who
knoweth not in all these that the hand of the Lord hath wrought

this ? 3vL w\)OQc l)anb is tlic soul of cucrQ liuing tijiug, anb
tl)e breath of all mankinb.

Ilast thou marked tlie old way which wicked men have trod-
den ? Which were cut down out of time, whose foundation was
overflown with a flood : which said unto God, Depart from us : and
what can the Almighty do for them ? Yet [)C fillcb tl)eir l)OUSC0

tuitl) goob tilings.

I know that tl)OU tuilt bring inc to bcatl), and to the house
appointed for all living.

God speaketh once, yea twice, yet man perceiveth it not. In
a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep talleth upon men,
in slumberings upon the bed; tl)Cn l]C opcnctl] tl)e cars of men,
and sealeth their instruction, that he may withdraw man from his



Job, X. 8-12.



Job,
xii. 6-10.



Job,
xxii. 15-18.



Job, XXX. '23.



Job,
xxxiii. 14-18.



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Job,
XXX vi. 20-

and
xxxvii. 1-



Job,

xxxviii.

2i!-41.



purpose, and hide pride from man. lie keepeth back his soul from
the pit, and his Hfe from perishing by the sword.

"Behold, God is great, and we know him not, neither can the
number of liis years be searched out. For he maketh small the
drops of water : they pour down rain according to the vapour
thereof; which the clouds do drop and distil upon man abundantly.
Also can any understand the spreadings of the clouds, or the noise
of his tabei'uacle ? Behold, he spreadeth his light upon it, and
covereth the bottom of the sea. For by them judgeth he the peo-
ple ; he giveth meat in abundance. With clouds he covereth the
light ; and coramandeth it not to shine by the cloud that cometh
betwixt. The noise thereof sheweth concerning it, the cattle also
concerning the vapour.

At this also my heart trembleth, and is moved out of his place.
Hea;- attentively the noise of his voice, and the sound that goeth
out of his mouth. He directeth it under the whole heaven, and his
liglitning unto the ends of the earth. After it a voice roareth ; he
thundereth with the voice of his excellency : and he will not stay
them w^hen his voice is heard. God thundereth marvellously with
his voice; great things doeth he, which we cannot comprehend.
For he saith to the snow, Be thou on the earth ; likewise to the
small rain, and to the great rain of his strength. He sealeth up
the hand of every man ; that all men may know his work. Then
the beasts go into dens, and remain in their places. Out of the
south cometh the whirlwind : and cold out of the north. By the
breath of God frost is given : and the breadth of the waters is
straitened. Also by watering he wearieth the thick cloud : he scat-
tereth his bright cloud : and it is turned round about b}" his coun-
sels : tl)nt i\)cr) man bo toliatsocijcr \)C commaubctl) tlicm upon
tl)c fare of tT)c xohvih in tl)c cartl). He causoth it to come,
whether for correction, or for his land, or for mercy.

Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow? or hast thou
seen the treasures of the hail, which I have reserved against the
time of trouble, against the day of battle and war ? By what way
is the light parted, which scattereth the east wind upon the earth ?
Who hath divided a watercourse for the overflowing of waters, or
a way for the lightning of thunder ; to cause it to rain on the earth,
where no man is ; on the wilderness, wherein there is no man ; to
satisfy the desolate and waste ground ; and to cause the bud of the
tender lierb to spring forth ? Hath tlie rain a father ? or wlio hath
begotten tlie drops of dew? Out of whose womb came the ice?
and the hoary frost of heaven, who hath gendered it ? The waters
an- hid as with a stone, and the face of tlie deep is frozen. Canst
thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of
Orion? Canst thou bring fortli Mazzarotli in his season? or canst
thou guido Arcfurus with liis sons? Knowost thou the ordinances
of lieaven ? canst thou set the dominion thereof in the earth ?



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Canst thou lift up thy voice to the clouds, that abundance of waters
may cover thee? Canst thou send lightnings, tl)nt tl^CJ] IttrtJJ go,
anb sa^ unto tljec, §CXC WC are? Who hath put wisdom in
the inward parts ? or who hath given understanding to the heart ?
Who can number the clouds in wisdom ? or who can stay the bot-
tles of heaven, when the dust groweth into hardness, and the clods
cleave fast together ? Wilt thou hunt the prey for the lion ? or fill
the appetite of the young lions, when they couch in their dens, and
abide in the covert to lie in wait? Who pro\ndeth for the raven
his food ? when his young ones cry unto God, they wander for lack
of meat.

Whatsoever is under the whole heaven is mine.

I laid me down and slept ; I awaked ; for tl)C Corb SUS-

taiucb VXC Salvation belongeth unto the Lord :

thy blessing is upon thy people. Selah.

I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep : for thou, Lord,
only makest me dwell in safety.

Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow
of thy wings, from the wicked that oppress me, from my deadly
enemies, who compass me about. They are inclosed in their own
fat : with their mouth they speak proudly. They have now com-
passed us in our steps : they have set their eyes bowing down to
the earth ; like as a lion that is greedy of his prey, and as it were a
young lion lurking in secret places. Arise, Lord, disappoint him,
cast him down : deliver my soul from the wicked, tDl)icl) is tl)n
StDOrb : ftom men tDl)icl) are tl)S l}aub, Lord.

All the ends of the world shall remember and turn unto the
Lord : and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee.
For the kingdom is the Lord's : and l)e is tl)e gOUCritOr amOlHj

tl)e nations.

®l)e earti) is ll)e £orb's, anb t\)c fnlncss ll)crcof ; the

world, and they that dwell therein. For he hath founded it upon
the seas, and established it upon the floods.

i\\^ times are in tl)0 Ijanb : deliver me from the hand of
mine enemies, and from them that persecute me.

There is no king saved by the multitude of an host : a mighty
man is not delivered by much strength. An horse is a vain thing
for safety : neither shall he deliver any by his great strength.

Many are the afflictions of the righteous : but the Lord deliv-
ereth him out of them all. £)s keepetl) oil l)is bones : not one
of them is broken.

Thy righteousness is like the great mountains ; thy judgments

are a great deep : Lord, tl)Ott :prescr»c6t man anb beast.

The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord : and he
delighteth in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast



Job, xli. U.
Ps. iii. 5, 8.

Psalm iv. 8.



Psalm
xvii. 8-14.



Psalm
xxii. 27, 23.



Psalm
xxlv. 1, 2.



Ps. xxxi. 15.



Psalm
xxxiii. 16, 17.



Psalm
xxxiv. 19, 20.



Ps. xxxvi. 6.



Ps. xxxvii.
23-25.



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Ps. xli. 1-3.



Psalm
xlvi. &-10.



Psalm xlvii.



Ps. 1. 7-12.



P8.U. 11,12.



Ps. Ixv. 5-13



down : for the Lord uplioldeth him with liis hand. I have been
young, and now am old ; yet have I not seen the righteous for-
saken, nor l]is sccb begging brcab.

Blessed is he that considereth the poor : the Lord will deliver
hiin in time of trouble. The Lord will preserve him and keep him
alive ; and he shall be blessed upon the earth : and thou wilt not
deliver him unto the will of his enemies. The Lord will strengthen
him upon the bed of languishing: tIlOU U)ilt tnakc all l)is beb

in l)is sickness.

Come, behold the works of the Lord, what desolations |)e
l]atl) milbc in the earth. He maketh wars to cease unto the end
of the earth ; he breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear in sun-
der ; he burneth the chariot in the fire. Be still, and know that
I am God : I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted
in the earth.

O clap your hands, all ye people, shout unto God with the
voice of triumph. For the Lord Most High is terrible ; |)C is a
great King ODer all tl)C eartl). He shall subdue the people under
us, and the nations under our feet. He shall choose our inherit-
ance for us, the excellency of Jacob whom he loved. Selah.

God is gone up with a shout, the Lord with the sound of a
trumpet. Sing praises to God, sing praises : sing praises unto our
King, sing praises. For God is the King of all the earth : sing
ye praises with understanding. God reigneth over the heathen :
God sitteth upon the throne of his holiness. The princes of the
people are gathered together, even the people of the God of Abra-
ham : for the shields of the earth belong unto God : he is greatly
exalted.

Hear, my people, and I will speak ; Israel, and I will
testify against thee : I am God, even thy God. I will not reprove
thee for thy sacrifices or thy burnt-ofterings, to have been continu-
ally before me. I will take no bullock out of thy house, nor he-
goats out of thy folds. For every beast of the foi-est is mine, and
the cattle upon a thousand hills. J[ knott) all tl)e foinls of tl)C

mountains; anb tl)c m\h beasts of tije ticlb are mine. If I
were hungry, I would not tell thee : for the world is mine, and
the fulness thereof.

Give us help from trouble : for uain is tl)e l)elp of man.

Through God we shall do valiantly : f(jr he it is that shall tread
down our enemies.

l»y terrible things in righteousness wilt tliou answer us, God
ot our salvation ; who art the confidence of all the ends of the earth,
and of th'-m that are afar oflT upon the sea: which by his strength
setteth fjust the mountains ; being girded with power : which still-
fth the noisfl of the seas, the noise of their waves, and the tumult
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at thy tokens : tl)ou mnkest tl)c out-goings of tl)c morning anb

Cticning to rejoice. Thou visitest the earth, and waterest it :
thou greatly en richest it with the river of God, whicli is full of
water : thou preparest them corn, when thou hast so provided
for it. Thou waterest the ridges thereof abundantly : thou settlest
the furrows thereof: thou makest it soft with showers : thou blessest
the springing thereof Thou crownest the year with thy good-
ness ; and thy paths drop fatness. They drop upon the pastures
of the wilderness : and the little hills rejoice on every side. The
pastures are clothed with tlocks : the valleys also are covered over
with corn ; they shout for joy, they also sing.

He ruleth by his power forever ; his eyes behold the nations :
let not the rebellious exalt themselves. Selah.

He that is our God is the God of salvation ; and nntO CSob

tl)e iioxh belong tl)e issnes from bcatl).

God, thou art terrible out of thy holy places : the God of
Israel is he that giveth strength and power unto his people. Blessed
be God.

Deliver me, my God, out of the hand of the wicked, out of
the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man. For thou art my hope,
O Lord God : thou art my trust from my youth. |32 t\]Ct l)a0C 3
been l]olben np from tlje toomb : thou art he that took me out
of my mother's bowels : my praise shall be continually of thee.

God is my King of old, working salvation in the midst of the
earth. Thou didst divide the sea by thy strength : thou brakest
the heads of the dras^ons in the waters. Thou brakest the heads
of leviathan in pieces, and gavest him to be meat to the people in-
habitinof the wilderness. Thou didst cleave the fountain and the
flood : thou driedst up mighty rivers. The day is thine, the night
also is thine : thou hast prepared the light and the sun. Thou hast
set all the borders of the earth : thou hast made summer and
winter.

1 said unto the fools, Deal not foolishly ; and to the wicked,
Lift not up the horn : lift not up your horn on high : speak not
with a stiff neck. For promotion coraeth neither from the east, nor
from the west, nor from the south. But God is the judge ; he put-
teth down one, and setteth up another. For in the hand of the
Lord there is a cup, and the wine is red ; it is full of mixture,
and he poureth out of the same : but the dregs thereof, all the wick-
ed of the earth shall wring them out, and drink them.

O Lord God of hosts, who is a strong Lord like unto thee ? or
to thy faithfulness round about thee ? (Jl)OU rnlest t\)C raging
of tl)e seci : when the waves thereof arise, thou stillest them.
Thou hast broken Rahab in pieces, as one that is slain ; thou hast
scattered thine enemies with thy strong arm. The heavens are
thine, the earth also is thine : as for the world and the fulness



Ps. Ixvi. 7.



Ps. Ixviii. 20.



Ps. Ixviii. 35.



Ps. Ixxi. 4-6.



Psalm
Ixxiv. 12-17.



Ps. Ixxv. 4-8.



Psalm
Ixxxix. 8-12.



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Psalm xc. 3.



Pi. xcv. 1-7.



Ps. xoni. 1.



Ps. xcvil. 10.



Psalm
ciii. 19-22.



Psalm
civ. 10-30.



thereof, thou hast founded them. The north and the south thou
hast created them : Tabor and Hermon shall rejoice in thy name.

®l)01t turncst man to bestrnctiou ; and sayest, Return, ye
children of men.

O come, let us sing unto the Lord ; let us make a joyful noise
to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before his presence with
thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms. For
the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods. In his
hand are the deep places of the earth : the strength of the hills is
his also. The sea is his, and he made it : and his hands formed the
dry land. O come, let us worship and bow down : let us kneel
before the Lord our maker. For he is our God ; and toe axc tl)C

pcojjlc of Ijis pasture, arib tl)c sl)ccp ofl)is Ijanb.

QTIlC tlorb rcignctl) ; let the earth rejoice; let the multitude
of isles be glad thereof.

He preserveth the souls of his saints ; he delivereth them out
of the hand of the wicked.

The Lord hath prepared his throne in the heavens ; and his
kingdom ruleth over all. Bless the Lord, ye his angels, that excel
in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice
of his word. Bless ye the Lord, all ye his hosts ; ye ministers of
his, that do his pleasure. Bless the Lord, all his works in all places
of his dominion : bless the Lord, my soul.

He sendeth the springs into the valleys, which run among the
hills. They give drink to every beast of the field : the wild asses
quench their thirst. By them shall the fowls of the heaven have
their habitation, which sing among the branches. He watereththe
hills from his chambers : the earth is satisfied with the fruit of thv

works, ^c causcti) tlic Qrass to grorofor tl)c rattle, and herb

for the service of man, that he may bring forth food out of the
earth ; and wine that maketh glad the heart of man, and oil to
make his face to shine, and bread which streiigtheneth man's heart.
The trees of the Lord are full of sap ; the cedars of Lebanon, which
he hath planted ; where the birds make their nests : as for the
stork, the fir-trees are her house. The high hills are a refuge for
the wild goats, and the rocks for the conies.

He appointeth the moon for seasons : the sun knoweth his
going down. Thou makest darkness, and it is night : wherein all
the beasts of the fuivst do creep forth. The young lions roar after
their prey, ayxb seek tljeir meat from ©ob. The sun ariseth,
tliey g;ith«r thenisolves together, and lay them down in tlieir dens.
Man guelh forth unto his work and to his labour until the evening.
O Lord, how manifold are thy works ! in wisdom hast thou made
them all : the earth is full of thy riches. So is this great and wide
sea, wherein are things creeping innumerable, both small and great
beasts. There go the ships : there is that leviathan, whom thou



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hast made to play therein. Ql\)C5C tDtlit all lipon t\]CC ; that thou
mavest mve them their meat in due season. That thou mvest them
tliey gather : thou openest thine hand, they are filled with good.
Thou hidest thy face, they are troubled : thou takest away their
breath, they die and return to their dust. Thou sendest forth thy
spiiit, they are created : and thou renewest the face of the earth.

They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great
waters ; these see the works of the Lord, and his wonders in the

deep, fov l)c rommaubctl), anh raiscti] tijc stormn m'uib,

which lifteth up the waves thereof. They mount up to the heaven,
they go down again to the depths : their soul is melted because of
trouble. They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man,
and are at their wit's end. Then they cry unto the Lord in their
trouble, and he bringeth them out of their distresses, ^e tttokcti)
t\)C storm a culm, so that the waves thereof are still. Then are
they glad because they be quiet ; so he bringeth them unto their
desired haven. Oh that men would praise the Lord for his good-
ness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men ! Let
them exalt him also in the congregation of the people, and praise him
in the assembly of the elders. He turneth rivers into a wilderness,
and the water-springs into dry ground ; a fruitful land into barren-
ness, for the wickedness of them that dwell therein. He turneth
the wilderness into a standing water, and dry ground into water-
springs. And there he maketh the hungry to dwell, that they may
prepare a city for habitation ; and sow the fields and plant vine-
yards, which may yield fruits of increase. He blesseth them also,
so that they are multiplied greatly ; and sufFereth not their cattle to
decrease. Again, they are minished and brought low through op-
pression, affliction and sorrow. He poureth contempt upon princes,
and causeth them to wander in the wilderness, where there is no
way. Yet setteth he the jioor on high from afSiction, and maketh
him families like a flock. The righteous shall see it, and rejoice :
and all iniquity shall stop her mouth.

He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth the needy
oul of the dunghill ; that he may set him with princes, even with

the princes of his people. §t makcti) tl)c barren tDoman to kcc\i
l)ousc, anb to be a jonfnl motl)er of rljilbrcn. Praise ye the
Lord.

Wherefore should the heathen say, Where is now their God ?
But our God is in the heavens ; he hath done whatsoever he hath
pleased. Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men's hands.
They have mouths, but they speak not : eyes have they, but they see
not : they have ears, but they hear not : noses have they, but they
smell not : they have hands, but they handle not : feet have they,
but they walk not : neithei' speak they through their throat. They
that make them are like unto them ; so is every one that trusteth

in them. O Israel, trust tiiott ill tl)c £orb ; l)e is tl)eir l)elp aixb



Psalm
cvii. 23-42.



Ps. cxiii. 7-9.



Ps.cxv.a-16.



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Psalm
cxix. 90, 91.



Ps. cxxi. 2-3.



Psalm
cxxvii. 1, 2.



Psalm
cxxxv. 5-7



Psalm
cxxxvi. 25.

Psalm
cxlv. 14-10.



Psalra
cxlvil. 7-18.



tl)cir sl^icli. O house of Aaron, trust in the Lord : he is their help,
and their shield. Ye that fear the Lord, trust in the Lord : he is their
help and their shield. The Lord hath been mindful of us : he will
bless us ; he will bless the house of Israel ; he will bless the house
of Aaron. He will bless them that fear the Lord, both small and
great. The Lord shall increase you more and more, you and your
children. Ye are blessed of the Lord which made heaven and
earth. The heaven, even the heavens are the Lord's : but the earth
hath he given to the children of men.

Thy faithfulness is unto all generations : thou hast established
the earth, and it abideth. They continue this day according to

thine ordinances : for oU arc tl)n scruoiUe.

My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.
He will not suffer thy foot to be moved : he that keepeth thee will
not slumber. Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber
nor sleep. The Lord is thy keeper: tl}e Corb is tl}r) sl)iTbc npon
tl)2 tigl)t \](inb. The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the
moon by night. The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil : he
shall preserve thy soul. The Lord shall preserve thy going out and
thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.

Gfjeccpt tl)c Corb builb tl)c Ijousc, tl)C2 labour in tjain

tijat builb it : except the Lord keep the city, the watchmen
waketh but in vain. It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up
late, to eat the bread of sorrows : for so he giveth his beloved
sleep.

I know that the Lord is great, and that our Lord is above all
gods. Whatsoever the Lord pleased, that did he in heaven, and in
earth, in the seas, and all deep places. He causeth the vapours to
ascend from the ends of the earth ; he maketh lightnings for the
rain ; he bringeth the wind out of his treasuries.

tol)0 Clioctl) foob lO all flcsl) : for his mercy endureth for-
ever.

The Lord upholdeth all that fall, and raiseth up all those that
be bowed down. dEljc enes of all toait upon tl)Ce : and thou
givest them their meat in due season. Thou openest thine hand,
and satisfiest the desire of every living thing.

Sing unto the Lord with tlianksgiving ; sing praise upon the
harp unto our God : who covereth the heaven with clouds, who
propareth rain for the earth, who maketh grass to grow upon the
mountains. He giveth to the beast his food, and to the young ravens
which cry. He delightoth not in the strength of the horse : he
taketh not pleasure in the legs of u man. The Lord taketh pleasure
in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy. Praise the
Lord, O Jerusalem ; praise thy God, O Zion. For he hath .strength-
ened the bars of thy gates : he hath blessed thy children within
thee. He maketh peace in thy borders, and filleth thee with the



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finest of the wheat. He sendeth forth his commandment upon
eartli : his word runneth A'ery swiftly. He giveth snow like wool :
he scattereth the hoar frost like ashes. He casteth forth his ice like
morsels : who can stand before his cold ? j^c SCltbctl) OUt l)is
tDOrb, arib mcltctl) tl^Ctn : he causeth his wind to blow, and the
waters How.

Praise ye the Lord. Praise ye the Lord from the heavens :
praise him in the heights. Praise ye him, all his angels : praise ye
him, all his hosts. Praise ye him, sun and moon : praise him,
all ye stars of light. Praise him, ye heavens of heavens, and
ye waters that be above the heavens. Let them praise the name
of the Lord : for he commanded, and they were created. He hath
also stablished them forever and ever : he hath made a decree
which shall not pass. Praise the Lord from the earth, ye dragons
and all deeps : fire, and hail ; snow, and vapour : stormy toiub ful-
fiUing l)is tDOrb : mountains, and all hills ; fruitful trees, and all
cedars : beasts, and all cattle ; creeping things, and flying fowl :
kings of the earth, and all people ; princes, and all judges of the
earth : both young men and maidens ; old men and children : let
them praise the name of the Lord : for his name alone is excellent ;
his glory is above the earth and heaven. He also exalteth the
horn of his people, the praise of all his saints ; even of the chil-
dren of Israel, a people near unto him. Praise ye the Lord.

The Lord giveth wisdom : out of his mouth cometh knowledge
and understanding. He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous :

l]e is buckler to tl)cm tijnt roulk upriglitlg. He keepeth the

paths of judgment, and preserveth the way of his saints.

My son, let not them depart from thine eyes : keep sound wis-
dom and discretion : so shall they be life unto thy soul, and grace
to thy neck. Then shalt thou walk in thy way safely, and thy foot
shall not stumble. AVhen thou Rest down, thou shalt not be afraid :
yea, thou shalt lie down, and thy sleep shall be sweet. Be not afraid



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