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10 All my bones shall say. Lord, who is like unto thee, who deliverest the poor from him that is too strong for him; yea, the poor, and him that is in misery, from him that spoil. eth him : 11 False witness 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 humbled 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 brother; I went hea. Yily, as one that mourneth for is mother. 15 But in mine adversity they rejoiced, and gathered themselves together; yea, the Wory abjects came together *śainst me unawares, making "ouths at me, and ceased not. 16 With the flatterers were *y mockers, who gnashed "Pon me with their teeth. 17 Lord, how long wilt thou °ok upon this O deliver my *ulf on the calamities which *y bring on me, and my *ing trom the ions. '8 So will I give thee thanks "the great congregation ; I "ill praise thee among much People. * O let not them that are "ine enemies triumph over The "godly ; neither let them

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20 And why their communing is not for peace ; but . they imagine deceitful words against them that are quiet in une 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, O 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 confusion and shame together, that rejoice at my table ; let them be clothed with rebuke and dishonour, that boast themselves againt me. 27 Let them be glad and rejoice, 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 righteousness, and of thy praise, all the day long.

Psalm xxxvi. Dixit injustus.
M Y heart showeth n e the
T wickedness of the un-
godly, that there is no scar of

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2 For he flattereth himself in his own sight, until his abominable 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 imagined 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, reacheth unto the heavens, and thy faithfulness unto the clouds. 6 Thy righteousness standeth like the strong mountains: thy judgments are like the great deep. 7 Thou, Lord, shalt save both man and beast : how excellent is thy mercy, O God : and the children of men shall put their trust under the shadow of thy wings. 8 They shall be satisfied with the plenteousness of thy house; and thou shalt 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. ll O let not the foot of pride come against me; and let not the hand of the ungodly cast me down.

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Psalm xxxvii. Woli armulari. RET 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 withered even as the green herb. 3 Put thou thy trust in the Lord, and be doing good : dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt 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 righteousness 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, againt the man that doeth after evil counsels. 8 Leave off from wrath, and let go displeasure : fret not thyself, else shalt 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 shalt look after his

12 There are they fallen, all that work wickedness; "

place, and he shall be away.
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shall possess the earth, and shall be refreshed in the multitude of peace i 12 The ungodly seeketh counsel 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 conversatijn. 15 Their sword shall go through their own heart, and their bow shall be broken. 16 A small thing that the righteous 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 inheritance shall endure forever. 19 They shall not be confounded 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. 21 The ungodly borroweth and payeth not again; but the righteous 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 maketh his way acceptable to himself. 24 Though he fall, he shall not be cast away; for the Lord upholdeth him with his hand. 25 I have been young, and now am old, and yet saw I never the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging their bread. 26 The righteous is ever merciful, and lendeth ; and his seed is blessed. 27 Flee from evil, and do the thing that is good, and dwell sor 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 The righteous 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 judgment. 32 The law of his God is in his heart, and his goings shall not slide. 33 The ungodly seeth the righteous, and secketh 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 promote thee, that thcu

shalt possess the land : when
the ungodly shall perish, thou
shalt see it.
S6 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.

The Eighth Day. MOR.W.I.W.G. PRAYER.

Psalm xxxviii. Domine, me in furore. UT me not to rebuke, O Lord, in thine anger; neither chasten me in thy heavy displeasure : 2 For thine arrows stick fast in me, and thy hand presseth me sore.

* There is no health in my have I put my trust; thou shalt

flesh, because of thy displea-
sure ; 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 burthen, too heavy
for me to bear.
5 My wounds stink, and
are corrupt, through my fool-
ishness.
6 I am brought into so great
trouble and misery, that I go
mourning all the day long :
7 For my loins are filled
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.
9 Lord, thou knowest all
my 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 wick-
edness, and imagined deceit all
the day long.
13 As for me, I was like a
deaf man, and heard not; and
as one that is dumb, who doth
not open his mouth.
14 became even as a man

that heareth not, and in whose
mouth are no reproofs.
15 For in thee, O Lord,

answer for me, O Lord, my God. 16 I have required that they, even mine enemies, should not triumph over me; for when my foot slipt, they rejoiced greatly against me. 17 And I truly am set in the plague, and my heaviness is ewer in my sight: 18 For I will confess my wickedness, 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 I follow the thing that good is. 21 Forsake me not, O Lord, my God 3 be not thou far from Ime. 22 Haste thee to help me, O Lord, God of my salvation Psalm xxxix. Diri, Custodiam.

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.

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5 Lord, let me know my 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 him-self in vain; he heapeth up riches, and cannot tell who shall gather them 8 And now, Lord, what is, my hope 2 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 fretting a garment: every man. therefore is but vanity. 13 Hear my prayer, O Lord, and with thine ears consider my calling ; hold not thy peace at my tears; 14 For I am a stranger with thee, and a sojourner, as all my fathers were. 15 O spare me a little, that I may recover my strength,. before I go hence, and be new more Stells.

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