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7 Mine eye is troubled through indignation : I have grown old among all mine enemies.
8 Depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity; for the Lord hath heard the voice of my weeping.
9 The Lord hath heard my supplication : the Lord hath received my prayer.
10 Let all mine enemies be ashamed and be very much troubled : let them be turned back, and be ashamed very speedily. Glory, &c.
Psalm xxxi. Beati quorum. f Blessings of remission of sins, 3 misery of
impenitence, 6 confession of sins bringeth ease, 8 safety, 14 joy.
1 Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered.
2 Blessed is the man to whom the Lord hath not imputed sin, and in whose spirit there is no guile.
3 Because I was silent, my bones grew old ; whilst I cried out all the day long.
4 For day and night thy hand lay heavy upon me; I am turned in my ‘anguish, whilst the thorn is fastened.
5 I have acknowledged my sin to thee; and my injustice I have not concealed.
6 I said, I will confess against myself mine injustice to the Lord ; and thou hast forgiven the wickedness of my sin.
7 For this shall every one that is holy, pray to thee in a seasonable time.
8 And yet in a flood of many waters they shall not come nigh unto him.
9 Thou art my refuge from the trouble which hath encompassed me; my joy, deliver me from them that surround me.
10 I will give thee understanding, and I will instruct thee in this way in which thou shalt go: I will fix mine eyes upon thee.
11 Do not become like the horse and the mule, which have no understanding.
12 With bit and bridle bind fast their jaws, who come not near unto thee.
13 Many are the scourges of the sinner, but mercy shall encompass him that hopeth in the Lord.
14 Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, ye just, and glory, all ye right of heart. Glory, &c.
Psalm xxxviii. Domine ne in furore. 1 David's extreme anguish, 16 he hopeth in
God, 18 his resignation, grief, 22 servent prayer.
1 Rebuke me not, 0. Lord, in thine indig. nation, nor chastise me in thy wrath.
2 For thine arrows are fastened in me, and thy hand hath been strong upon me.
3 There is no health in my flesh, because of thy wrath ; there is no peace for my bones, because of my sins. .
4 For mine iniquities are gone over my head; and as a heavy burden are become heavy upon me. 5 My sores are putrified and corrupted, because of my foolishness.
6 I am become miserable, and am bowed down even to the end : I walked sorrowful all the day long.
7 For my loins are filled with illusions; and there is no health in my flesh.
8 I am afflicted and humbled exceedingly; I roared with the groaning of my heart.
9 Lord, all my desire is before thee; and my groaning is not hid from thee.
10 My heart is troubled, my strength hath left me; and the light of mine eyes itself is not with me.
11 My friends and my neighbours have drawn near, and stood against me.
12 And they that were near me stood afar off; and they that sought my soul used violence.
13 And they that sought evils to me spoke vain things; and studied deceits all the day long.
14 But I, as a deaf man, heard not; and was as a dumb man, not opening my mouth.
15 And I became as á mán that leareth not; and that hath no reproofs in his mouth.
16 For in thee, O Lord, have I hoped ; thou wilt hear me, O Lord, my God.
17 For I have said, lest at any time my eremies rejoice over me; and whilst my feet are moved, they speak great things against me.
18 For I am ready for scourges; and my sorrow is continually before me.
19 For I will declare my iniquity; and I will think of my sin.
20 But my enemies live, and are grown stronger than I ; and they that hate me wrongfully are multiplied.
21 They that render evil for good have detracted me, because I followed goodness.
22 Forsake me not, O Lord, my God: do not thou depart from me.
23 Attend unto my help, O Lord, the God of my salvation. Glory, &c.
Psalm 1. Miserere. 1 David prayeth for remission of sin, 8 for
perfect sanctity ; 17 God delighteth not in sacrifice, but a contrite heart ; 19 he prayeth for the building of a temple in Jerusalem, figuratively the exaltation of the Church.
1 Have mercy on me, O God, according to thy great mercy.
2 And according to the multitude of thy tender mercies, blot out my iniquity.
3 Wash me yet more from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.
4 Because I know my iniquity, and my sin is always before me.
5 To thee only have I sinned, and have done evil before thee, that thou mayest be justified in thy words, and mayest overcome when thou art judged.
6 For behold, I was conceived in iniquities, and in sins did my mother conceive me.
7 For behold thou hast loved truth; the uncertain and hidden things of thy wisdom thou hast made manifest to me.
8 Thou shalt sprinkle me with hyssop, and I shall be cleansed: thou shalt wash me, and I shall be made whiter than snow.
9 To my hearing thou shalt give joy and gladness; and the bones that have been humbled shall rejoice.
10 Turn away thy face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities.
11 Create a clean heart in me, O God, and renew a right spirit within my bowels.
12 Cast me not away from thy face; and take not thy Holy Spirit from me.
13 Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation, and strengthen me with a perfect spirit.
14 I will teach the unjust thy ways; and the wicked shall be converted to thee.
15 Deliver me from blood, O God, thou God of my salvation, and my tongue shall extol thy justice.
16 O Lord, thou wilt open my lips ; and my mouth shall declare thy praise.
17 For if thou hadst desired sacrifice, I would indeed have given it: with burnt offerings thou wilt not be delighted.
18 A sacrifice to God is an afflicted spirit : a contrite and humble heart, O God, thou will not despise.