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The adoration of the Be wise now therefore, Magi ;

Oye kings : be learned, Kings shall see and arise, ye that are judges of the princes also shall worship.-earth. Isaiah xlix. 7.

Serve the Lord in fear : and rejoice unlo Him with reverence.

Kiss the Son, lest He be angry, and so ye perish from the right way : if His wrath be kindled, (yea, but a little,) blessed are all they that put

their trust in Him.they return home by

Lead me, O Lord, in Thy another way :

righteousness, because of How is the faithful city mine enemies : make Thy become an harlot! it was way plain before my face.

For there is no faithfulfull of judgment; righteousness lodged in it; but now ness in his mouth : their inmurderers.—Isaiah i. 21.

ward parts are very wicked

Their throat is an open sepulchre : they flatter with their tongue.

Destroy Thou them, God; let them perish through their own imaginations : cast them out in the multitude of their ungodliness ; for they have rebelled against Thee.

And let all them that put their trust in Thee rejoice : they shall ever be giving of thanks, because Thou defendest them; they that love


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Thy Name shall be joyful in

For Thou, Lord, wilt give Thy blessing unto the righteous : and with Thy favourable kindness wilt Thou de

fend him as with a shield. — the rage and discom- The kings of the earth

fiture of Herod.- stand up, and the rulers take Woe to him that coveteth counsel together : against an evil covetousness to his the Lord, and against His house, that he may set his Anointed. nest on high, that he may

Let us break their bonds be delivered from the


asunder : and cast away of evil !

their cords from us. Thou hast consulted

He that dwelleth in heaven shame to thy house by cut- shall laugh them to scorn : ting off many people, and the Lord shall have them in hast sinned against thy soul. derision. -Habakkuk ii. 9, 10.

Then shall He speak unto them in His wrath : and vex them in His sore displeasure.

Yet have I set My King : upon My holy hill of Sion.

Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing : the Lord will abhor both the blood

thirsty and deceitful man.The palsied man.

O Lord, rebuke me not Behold, men brought in a in Thine indignation : neibed a man which was taken ther chasten me in Thy diswith a palsy.---$1. Luke v. pleasure. 18.

Have mercy upon me, O Lord, for I am weak : 0

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Lord, heal me, for my bones are vexed.

My soul also is sore troubled : but, Lord, how long

wilt Thou punish me?St. Mary Magdalene. O Lord my God, in Thee Out of whom He had cast have I put my trust : save me seven devils.—St. Mark xvi. from all them that persecute 9.

me, and deliver me;

Lest he devour my soul, like a lion, and tear it in pieces:

while there is none to help.A Woman, a sinner.- Away from me, all ye that Her sins, which are many, work vanity : for the Lord are forgiven; for she loved hath heard the voice of my much.-St. Luke vii. 47. weeping.

The Lord hath heard my petition : the Lord will receive my prayer.

All mine enemies shall be confounded, and sore vexed : they shall be turned back, and

put to shame suddenly.The little Child set in O Lord our Governour, the midst.

how excellent is Thy ime Whosoever therefore shall in all the world : Thou that humble himself as this little hast set Thy glory above child, the same is greatest in “Out of the mouth of very

in the heavens !
the kingdom of Heaven.-
St. Matthew xviii. 4.

babes and sucklings hast
Thou ordained strength, be-
cause of Thine enemies :
that Thou mightest still the
enemy, and the avenger.

For I will consider Thy heavens, even the works of

Thy fingers : the moon and the stars, which Thou hast ordained.

What is man, that Thou art mindful of him : and the son of man, that Thou visitest him?

Thou madest him lower than the angels : to crown him with glory and worship.

Thou makest him to have dominion of the works of Thy hands : and Thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet;

All sheep and oxen : yea, and the beasts of the field;

The fowls of the air, and the fishes of the sea : and whatsoever walketh through the paths of the seas.

O Lord our Governour : how excellent is Thy Name

in all the world !The Syrophenician Mo- Lord, how are they inther,

creased that trouble me : She said,

Truth, Lord : many are they that rise yet the dogs eat of the against me. crumbs which fall from their Many one there be that masters' table.


soul : There is no Then Jesus answered and help for him in his God. said unto her, O woman,

But Thou, O Lord, art great is thy faith : be it unto my defender : Thou art my thee even as thou wilt.–St. worship, and the lifter up Matthea XV. 27, 28. of my head.

I did call upon the Lord

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with my voice : and He
heard me out of His holy

The Man born blind cast O Lord my God, if I have

out of the Synagogue.- done any such thing : or if They answered and said there be any wickedness in unto him, Thou wast alto- my hands; gether born in sins, and dost

If I have rewarded evil thou teach us? And they unto him that dealt friendly cast him out.—St. John ix. with me : yea, I have deli

vered him that without any 34.

cause is mine enemy;

Then let mine enemy persecute my soul, and take me : yea, let him tread my life down upon the earth, and lay mine honour in the

dust.The Lord Jesus hangs be- God is a righteous Judge,

tween two thieves :- strong, and patient : and One of the malefactors God is provoked every which were hanged railed on

day. Him.-St. Luke xxiii. 39.

If a man will not turn, He will whet His sword : He hath bent His bow, and made it ready.

He hath prepared for him the instruments of death : He ordaineth His arrows against the persecutors.

Behold, he travaileth with mischief : he hath conceived sorrow, and brought forth ungodliness.

He hath graven and digged up a pit : and is fallen

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