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4 It is the Lord, that ruleth
the sea ; the voice of the Lord is
mighty in operation : the voice of
the Lord is a glorious voice.

5 The voice of the Lord break-
eth the cedar-trees : yea, the Lord
breaketh the cedars of Libanus.

6 He maketh them also to skip



destroy me with the ungodly and i like a calf : Libanus also, and
wicked doers : which speak friend- j Sirion, like a young unicorn.

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Day 6.



7 The voice of the Lord divid-
eth the flames of fire; the voice
of the Lord shaketh the wilder-
ness : yea, the Lord shaketh the
wilderness of Cades.

8 The voice of the Lord maketh
the hinds to bring forth young,
and discovereth the thick bushes :
in his temple doth every man
speak of his honour.

9 The Lord sitteth above the
water-flood : and the Lord re-
maineth a King for ever.

10 The Lord shall give strength
unto his people : the Lord shall
give his people the blessing of
peace.

DAT 6. ffiarnintj $rager.
PSALM XXX. Exaltabo te, Domine.

I WILL magnify thee, Lord,
for thou hast set me up : and
not made my foes to triumph
over me.

2 Lord my God, I cried unto
thee : and thou hast healed me.

3 Thou, Lord, hast brought my
soul out of hell : thou hast kept
my life from them that go down
to the pit.

4 Sing praises unto the Lord, O
ye saints of his : and give thanks
unto him for a remembrance of
his holiness.

5 For his wrath endureth but
the twinkling of an eye, and in his
pleasure is life : heaviness may
endure for a night, but joy cometh
in the morning.

6 And in my prosperity I said,
I shall never be removed : thou,
Lord, of thy goodness hast made
my hill so strong.

7 Thou didst turn thy face from
me : and I was troubled.

8 Then cried I unto thee, O
Lord : and gat me to my Lord
right humbly.

9 What profit is there in my
blood : when I go down to the pit ?



10 Shall the dust give thanks
unto thee : or shall it declare thy
truth ?

11 Hear, O Lord, and have
mercy upon me : Lord, be thou
my helper.

12 Thou hast turned my heavi-
ness into joy : thou hast put off
my sackcloth, and girded me with
gladness.

13 Therefore shall every good
man sing of thy praise without
ceasing : O my God, I will give
thanks unto thee for ever.

PSALM XXXL In te, Domine, speravi.

IN thee, O Lord, have I put my
trust : let me never be put to
confusion, deliver me in thy right-
eousness.

2 Bow down thine ear to me :
make haste to deliver me.

3 And be thou my strong rock,
and house of defence : that thou
mayest save me.

4 For thou art my strong rock,
and my castle : be thou also my
guide, and lead me for thy Name's
sake.

5 Draw me out of the net, that
they have laid privily for me : for
thou art my strength.

6 Into thy hands I commend
my spirit : for thou hast redeemed
me, O Lord, thou God of truth.

7 I have hated them that hold
of superstitious .vanities : and my
trust hath been in the Lord.

8 I will be glad, and rejoice in
thy mercy : for thou hast con-
sidered my trouble, and hast
known my soul in adversities.

9 Thou hast not shut me up
into the hand of the enemy : but
hast set my feet in a large room.

10 Have mercy upon me, O
Lord, for I am in trouble : and
mine eye is consumed for very
heaviness ; yea, my soul and my
body.



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11 For my life is waxen old with , keep them secretly in thy taber-



heaviness : and my years with



12 My strength faileth me, be-



cause of mine iniquity
bones are consumed.



and my



13 I became a reproof among
all mine enemies, but especially
among my neighbours : and they
of mine acquaintance were afraid
of me ; and they that did see me
without conveyed themselves from
me.

14 I am clean forgotten, as a
dead man out of mind : I am be-
come like a broken vessel.

15 For I have heard the blas-
phemy of the multitude : and fear
is on every side, while they con-
spire together against me, and
take their counsel to take away
my life.

1G But my hope hath been in
thee, O Lord : I have said, Thou
art my God.

17 My time is in thy hand ; de-
liver me from the hand of mine
enemies : and from them that per-
secute me.

18 Shew thy servant the light
of thy countenance : and save me
for thy mercy's sake.

19 Let me not be confounded,
Lord, for I have called upon
thee : let the ungodly be put to
confusion, and be put to silence
in the grave.

20 Let the lying lips be put to
silence : which cruelly, disdainful-
ly, and despitefully, speak against
the righteous.

21 O how plentiful is thy good-



nacle from the strife of tongues.

23 Thanks be to the Lord : for
he hath shewed me marvellous
great kindness in a strong city.

24 And when I made haste, I
said : I am cast out of the sight
of thine eyes.

25 Nevertheless, thou heardest
the voice of my prayer : when I
cried unto thee.

26 O love the Lord, all ye his
saints : for the Lord preserveth
them that are faithful, and plen-
teously rewardeth the proud doer.

27 Be strong, and he shall es-
tablish your heart : all ye that put
your trust in the Lord.



DAT 6. Cbtnins $3rajjer.

PSALM XXXII. Beali, quorum.

BLESSED is he whose unright-
eousness is forgiven : and
whose sin is covered.

2 Blessed is the man unto whom
the Lord imputeth no sin : and in
whose spirit there is no guile.

3 For while I held my tongue :
my bones consumed away through
my daily complaining.

4 For thy hand is heavy upon
me day and night : and my mois-
ture is like the drought in sum-
mer.

5 I will acknowledge my sin
unto thee : and mine unrighte-
ousness have I not hid.

6 I said, I will confess my sins
unto the Lord : and so thou for-
gavest the wickedness of my sin.

7 For this shall every one that
is godly make his prayer unto



ness, which thou hast laid up for thee, in a time when thou mayest
them that fear thee : and that bu found : but in the great water-
thou hast prepared for them that floods they shall not come nigh
put their trust in thee, even be- j him.
fore the sons of men !

22 Thou shalt hide them privi-
ly by thine own presence from the



provoking of all men : thou shalt



8 Thou art a place to hide me
in, thou shalt preserve me from
trouble : thou shalt compass me
about with songs of deliverance.



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9 I will inform thee, and teach
thee in the way wherein thou shalt
go : and I will guide thee with
mine eye.

10 Be ye not like to horse and
mule, which have no understand-
ing : whose mouths must be held
with bit and bridle, lest they fall
upon thee.

11 Great plagues remain for the
ungodly : but whoso putteth his
trust in the Lord, mercy embrac-
eth him on every side.

12 Be glad, O ye righteous, and
rejoice in the Lord : and be joy-
ful, all ye that are true of heart.

PSALM XXXIII. Eteultate, jueti.

REJOICE in the Lord, ye
righteous : for it becometh
well the just to be 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
goodness of the Lord.

6 By the word of the Lord were
the heavens made : and all the
hosts of them by the breath of his
mouth.

7 He gathereth the waters of the
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 Forhespake.and it was done :
he commanded, and it stood fast.

10 The Lord bringeth the coun-
sel of the heathen to nought : and
maketh the devices of the people
to be of none effect, and casteth
out the counsels of princes.



THE PSALMS. Day 6.

11 The counsel of the Lord shall
endure for ever : and the thoughts
of his heart from generation to
generation.

12 Blessed are the people, whose
God is the Lord Jehovah : and
blessed are the folk, that he hath
chosen to him to be his inheritance.

13 The Lord looked down from
heaven, and beheld all the chil-
dren of men : from the habitation
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
be saved by the multitude of an
host : neither is any mighty man
delivered by much strength.

16 A horse is counted but a
vain thing to save a man : neither
shall he deliver any man by his
great strength.

17 Behold, the eye of the Lord
is upon them that fear him : and
upon them that put their trust in
his mercy ;

18 To deliver their soul from
death : and to feed them in the
time of dearth.

19 Our soul hath patiently tar-
ried for the Lord : for he is our
help, and our shield.

20 For our heart shall rejoice
in him : because we have hoped
in his holy Name.

21 Let thy merciful kindness,
Lord, be upon us : like as we
do put our trust in thee.

PSALM XXXIV. Bencdicam Domino.

I WILL alway give thanks unto
the Lord : his praise shall ever
be in my mouth.

2 My soul shall make her boast
in the Lord : the humble shall
hear thereof, and be glad.

3 praise the Lord with me : and
let us magnify his Name together.



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4 I sought the Lord, and he
heard me : yea, he delivered me
out of all my tear.

5 They had an eye unto him,
and were lightened : and their
faces were not ashamed.

6 Lo, the poor crieth, and the
Lord heareth him : yea, and sav-
eth him out of all his troubles.

7 The angel of the Lord tar-
rieth round about 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 shall want no manner of



thing that is good.

11 Come, ye children, and heark-
en unto me : I will teach you the
fear of the Lord.

12 What man is he that lusteth
to live

days?

13 Keep thy tongue from evil :



THE PSALMS. Day 7.

20 He keepeth all his bones : so
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.

DAY 7. fHornina $ragtr.
PSALM XXXV. Judica, Domine.

PLEAD thou my cause, Lord,
with them that strive with
me : and fight thou against them
that fight against me.

2 Lay hand upon the shield and
buckler : 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 back,

and would fain see good and brought to confusion, that
imagine mischief for me.

5 Let them be as the dust before



and thy lips, chat 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 heareth them : and deliver-
eth them out of all their troubles.

18 The Lord is nigh unto them
that are of a contrite heart : and
will save such as be of an hum-
ble spirit.

19 Great are the troubles of the
righteous : but the Lord deliver-
eth him out of alL



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 bones shall say, Lord,
who is like unto thee, who deli-
verest the poor from him that is
too strong for him : yea, the poor,



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Day 7.



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 soul.

13 Nevertheless, when they were
sick, I put on sackcloth, and hum-
bled my soul with fasting : and
my prayer shall turn into mine
own bosom.

14 I behaved myself as though
it had been my friend, or my bro-
ther : I went heavily, as one that
mourneth for his mother.

15 But in mine adversity they
rejoiceil, and gathered themselves
together : yea, the very abjects
came together against me una-
wares, 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 : O 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 triumph over me ungod-
ly : 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
deceitful words against them that
are quiet in the land.

21 They gaped upon me with
their mouths, and said : Fie on
thee, fie on thee, we saw it with
our eyes.

22 This thou hast seen, O Lord :
hold not thy tongue then, go not
far from me, Lord.



23 Awake, and stand up to
judge my quarrel : avenge thou
my cause, my God, and my Lord.

24 Judge me, O Lord my God,
according to thy righteousness :
and let them not triumph 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 confu-
sion and shame together, that
rejoice at my trouble : let them
be clothed with rebuke and dis-
honour, that boast themselves
against me.

27 Let them be glad and re-
joice, 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 righteous-
ness : and of thy praise all the day
long.

PSALM XXXVI. Dixit inJHStus.

~\/f Y heart sheweth me the wick-
JLfJL edness of the ungodly : that
there is no fear of God before his
eyes.

2 For he flattereth himself in
his own sight : until his abomin-
able sin be found out.

3 The words of his mouth are
unrighteous, and full of deceit :
he hath left off to behave himself
wisely, and to do good.

4 He imagineth mischief upon
his bed, and hath set himself in
no good way : neither doth he
abhor any thing that is evil.

5 Thy mercy, O Lord, reach-
eth unto the heavens : and thy
faithfulness unto the clouds.

6 Thy righteousness standeth
like the strong mountains : thy
judgments are like the great deep.



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7 Thou, Lord, shall save both
man and beast ; How excellent is
thy mercy, O God : and the chil-
dren of men shall put their trust
under the shadow of thy wings.

8 They shall be satisfied with
the plenteousn ess of thy house :
and thou shall 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 that are true of heart.

11 let not the foot of pride
come against me : and let not the
hand 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.

DAT 7. flrbcnintj ^ragrr.
PSALM XXXVII. yoli ctmulari.

FRET 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-
thered even as the green herb.

3 Put thou thy trust in the
Lord, and be doing good : dwell
in the land, and verily thou shall
be fed.

4 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 righteous-
ness, as clear as the light : and thy
just dealing as the noon-day.

7 Hold thee still in the Lord,
and abide patiently upon him :
but grieve not thyself at him,
whose way doth prosper, against



the man tliat doeth after evil
counsels.

8 Leave off from wrath, and
let go displeasure : fret not thy-
self, else shall thou be moved to
do evil.

9 Wicked doers shall be rooted
out : and they that patiently abide
the Lord, those shall inherit the
land.

10 Yet a little while, and the
ungodly shall be clean gone : thou
shall look after his place, and he
shall be away.

11 But the meek-spiriled shall
possess the earth : and shall be
refreshed in the multitude of
peace.

12 The ungodly seeketh coun-
sel against the just : and gnasheth
upon him with his teeth.

13 The Lord shall laugh him
to scorn : for he hath seen that
his day is coming.

14 The ungodly have drawn
out the sword, and have bent
their bow : 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 bow
shall be broken.

Id A small thing that the righ-
teous 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 inherit-
ance shall endure for ever.

19 They shall not be confound-
ed 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.



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Day 8.



21 The ungodly borroweth, and
payeth not again : but the righte-
ous is merciful, and liberal.

22 Such as are blessed of God
shall possess the land : and they
that are cursed of him shall be
rooted out.

23 The Lord ordereth a good
man's going : and make t h his way
acceptable to himself.

24 Though he fall, he shall not
be cast away : for the Lord up-
holdeth him with his hand.

25 I have been young, and now
am old : and yet saw 1 never the
righteous forsaken, nor his seed
begging their bread.

26 The righteous is ever mer-
ciful, 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 his 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 Therighteous shall inherit the
land : and dwell therein for ever.

31 The mouth of the righteous
is exercised in wisdom : and his
tongue will be talking of judg-
ment.

32 The law of his God is in his
heart : and his goings shall not
slide.

33 The ungodly seeth the righ-
teous : and seeketh occasion to
slay him.

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 he shall pro-
mote thee, that thou shalt possess
the land : when the ungodly shall
perish, thou shalt see it.



36 I myself have seen the
ungodly in great power : and
flourishing like A green bay-tree.

37 I went by, and lo, he was
gone : I sought him, but his place
could no where be found.

38 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 out at the last.

40 But the salvation of the
righteous cometh of the Lord :
who is also their strength in the
time of trouble.

41 And the Lord shall stand by
them, and save them : he shall
deliver them from the ungodly,
and shall save them, because they
put their trust in him.

DAT 8. Corning ^ragrr.

PSALM XXXVI II. Dontine, ne M
furore.

|3IJT me not to rebuke, O Lord,
-L in thine anger : neither chas-
ten 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
bones, by 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 I go
mourning all the day long.

7 For my loins are tilled with
a sore disease : and there is no
whole part in my body.

8 I am feeble, and sore smit-
ten : I have roared for the very
disquietness of my heart.



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Day a



desire : and my groaning is not
hid from thee.

10 My heart panteth, my strength
hath failed me : and the sight of
mine eyes is gone from me.

11 My lovers and my neigh-
bours did stand looking upon my
trouble : and my kinsmen stood
afar off.

12 They also that sought after
my life laid snares for me : and
they that went about to do me
evil talked of wickedness, and
imagined deceit all the day long.

13 As for ine, I was like a deaf
man, and heard not : and as one
that is dumb, who doth not open
his mouth.

141 became even as a man that
heareth not : and in whose mouth
are no reproofs.

15 For in thee, Lord, have I
put my trust : thou shall answer
ibr me, O Lord my God.

16 I have required that they,
even mine enemies, should not
triumph over me : for when my
foot slipped, they rejoiced greatly
against me.

17 And I, truly, am set in the
plague : and my heaviness is ever
in my sight.

18 For 1 will confess my wick-
edness : and be sorry for my sin.

19 But mine enemies live, and
are mighty : and they that hate me
wrongfully are many in number.

20 They also that reward evil
for good are against me : because
1 follow the thing that good is.

21 Forsake me not, O Lord my
God : l>e not thou far from me.

22 Haste thee to help me : O
Lord (iod of my salvation.

PSALM XXXIX. Dixi, custodian.

I SAID, I will take heed to my
ways : that I offend not in my
tongue.



2 I will keep my mouth as it
were with a bridle : while the
ungodly is in my sight.

3 I held my tongue, and spake
nothing : I kept silence, yea, even
from good words ; but it was pain
and grief to me.

4 My heart was hot within me,
and while I was thus musing the
fire kindled : and at the last I
spake with my tongue ;

5 Lord, let me know mine end,
and the number of my days : that
I may be certified how long I have
to live.

6 Behold, thou hast made my
days as it were a span long : and
mine age is even as nothing in
respect of thee ; and verily every
man living is altogether vanity.

7 For man walketh in a vain
shadow, and disquieteth himself
in vain : he heapeth up riches,
and cannot tell who shall gather
them.

8 And now, Lord, what is my
hope : truly my hope is even in
thee.

9 Deliver me from all mine
offences : and make me not a
rebuke unto the foolish.

10 I became dumb, and opened
not my mouth : for it was thy
doing.

11 Take thy plague away from
me : I am even consumed by the
means of thy heavy hand.

12 When thou with rebukes
dost chasten man for sin, thou
makest his beauty to consume
away, like as it were a moth fret-
ting a garment : every man there-
fore is but vanity.

13 Hear my prayer, O Lord, and
with thine ears consider my call-
ing : hold not thy peace at my
tears.

14 For I am a stranger with
thee : and a sojourner, as all my
fathers were.



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M Pr.

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Day 8.

150 spare me a little, that I
may recover my strength : before
I go hence, and be no more seen.



PSALM XL.



Expectant expectavi.
for the



I WAITED patiently
Lord : and he inclined unto
me, and heard my calling.

2 He brought me also out of
the horrible pit, out of the mire
and clay : and set my feet upon
the rock, and ordered my go-
ings.

3 And he hath put a new song
in my mouth : even a thanksgiv-
ing unto our God.

4 Many shall see it, and fear :
and shall put their trust in the
Lord.



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