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3 Blessed are they that alway keep into the similitude of a calf that eatjudgment, and do righteousness.

eth hay 4 Remember me, O LORD, accord- 21 And they forgat God their ing to the favor that thou bearest unto Saviour, who had done so great thy, people ; 0 visit me with thy sal. things in Egypt; vation,

22 Wondrous works in the land 5 That I may see the felicity of thy of Ham; and fearful things by the chosen, and rejoice in the gladness of Red Sea. thy people, and give thanks with 23 So he said he would have dethine inheritance.

stroyed them, had not Moses his 6 We have sinned with our fa. chosen stood before him in the gap, thers; we have done amiss, and to turn away his wrathful indignadealt wickedly.

tion, lest he should destroy them. 7 Our fathers regarded not thy 24 Yes, they thought scorn of that wonders in Egypt, neither kept they pleasant land, and gave no credence thy great goodness in remembrance; unto his word; but were disobedient at the sea, even 25' But murmured in their tents, at the Red Sea.

and hearkened not unto the voice of 8 Nevertheless, hc helped them the LORD. for his name's sake, that he might 26 Then lift he up his hand against make his power to be known. them, to overthrow them in the wil.

9 He rebuked the Red Sea also, derness; and it was dried up; so he led them 27 To cast out their seed among through the deep, as through a wil. the nations, and to scatter them in derness.

the lands 10 And he saved them from the 28 They joined themselves unto adversaries' hand, and delivered then Baal-peor, and ate the offerings of from the hand of the enemy:

the dead. 11 As for those that troubled them, 29 Thus they provoked him to the waters overwhelmed them; there anger with their own inventions; and was not one of them left.

the plagae was great among them. 12 Then believed they his words, 30 Then stood up Phinees, and and sang praise unto him.

prayed; and so the plague ceased. 13 But within a while they forgat 31 And that was counted unto him his works, and would not abide his for righteousness, among all posteri. counsel.

ties for evermore. 14 But lust came upon them in the 32 They angered him also at the wilderness, and they tempted GOD waters of strife, so that he punished in the desert.

Moses for their sakes; 15 And he gave them their desire, 33 Because they provoked his and sent leanness withal into their spirit, so that he spake unadvisedly sonl.

with his lips. 16 They angered Moses also in 34 Neither destroyed they the their tents, and Aaron the saint of heathen, as the LORD commanded the LORD.

them: 17 So the earth opened, and swal. 35 But were mingled among the lowed up Dathan, and covered the heathen, and learned their works. congregation of Abiram.

36 Insomuch that they worshipped 18 And the fire was kindled in their idols, which turned to their own their company; the flame burnt up decay, yea, they offered their scns the ungodly.

and their daughters unto devils; 19 They made a calf in Horeb, 37 And shed innocent blood, even and worshipped the molten image.

the blood of their sons and of their 20 Thus they turned their glory daughters, whom they offered unto

the idols of Canaan; and the land 5 Hungry and thirsty, their soul was defiled with blood.

fainted in them. 38 Thus were they stained with 6 So they cried unto the LORD in their own works, and went a whoring their trouble, and he delivered them with their own inventions.

from their distress. 39 Therefore was the wrath of 7 He led them forth by the right the LORD kindled against his people, way, that they might go to the city insomuch that he abhorred his own where they dwelt. inheritance.

8 that men would therefore 40 And he gave them over into praise the LORD for his goodness; the hand of the heathen; and they and declare the wonders that he doeth that hated them were lords over for the children of men ! them.

9 For he satisfieth the empty soul, 41 Their enemies oppressed them, and filleth the hungry soul with and had them in subjection. goodness ;

42 Many a time did he deliver 10 Such as sit in darkness, and in them; but they rebelled against him the shadow of death, being fast bound with their own inventions, and were in misery and iron; brought down in their wickedness. 11 Because they rebelled against

43° Nevertheless, when he saw the words of the LORD, and lightly their adversity, he heard their com regarded the counsel of the Most plaint.

Highest. 44 He thought upon his covenant, 12 He also brought down their and pitied them, according unto the heart through heaviness; they fell multitude of his mercies; yea, he down, and there was none to help made all those that led them away them. captive to pity them.

13 So when they cried unto the 45 Deliver us, O LORD our GOD, LORD in their trouble, he delivered and gather us from among the hea them out of their distress. then; that we may give thanks unto 14 For he brought them out of thy holy name, and make our boast darkness, and out of the shadow of of thy praise.

death, and brake their bonds in 46 Blessed be the LORD God of sunder. Israel, from everlasting, and world 15 0 that men would therefore without end; and let ali the people praise the LORD for his goodness ; say, Amen."

and declare the wonders that he doeth

for the children of men ! THE TWENTY-SECOND DAY.

16 For he hath broken the gates MORNING PRAYER.

of brass, and smitten the bars of iron

in sunder. PSALM 107. Confitemini Domino. 17 Foolish men are plagued for

O GIVE thanks unto the LORD; their offence, and because of their for he is gracious, and his mercy en- wickedness. dureth for ever.

18 Their soul abhorred all manner 2 Let them give thanks, whom the of meat, and they were even hard at LORD hath redeemed, and delivered death's door. from the hand of the enemy i 4 19 So when they cried unto the

3. And gathered them out of the LORD in their trouble, he delivered lands, from the east, and from the them out of their distress. West; from the north, and from the 20 He sent his word, and healed south.

them; and they were saved from 4 They went astray in the wilder their destruction. ness out of the way, and found no 21 O that men would therefore city to dwell in.

praise the LORD for his goodness 3. and declare the wonders that he doeth 38 He blesseth them, so that they for the children of men !

multiply exceedingly; and suffereth 22 That they would offer unto not their cattle to decrease. him the sacrifice of thanksgiving, 39 And again, when they are min. and tell out his works with gladness! ished and brought low through op

23 They that go down to the sea pression, through any plague or in ships, and occupy their business trouble; in great waters;

40 Though he suffer them to be 24 These men see the works of evil-entreated through tyrants, and the LORD, and his wonders in the let them wander out of the way in deep.

the wilderness ; 25 For at his word the stormy 41 Yet helpeth he the poor out of wind ariseth, which lifteth up the misery, and maketh him households waves thereof.

like a flock of sheep. 26 They are carried up to the 42 The righteous will consider heaven, and down again to the deep; this, and rejoice; and the mouth of their soul melteth away because of all wickedness shall be stopped. the trouble.

43 Whoso is wise, will ponder 27 They reel to and fro, and stag. these things; and they shall underger like a drunken man, and are at stand the loving kindness of the their wit's end.

LORD 28 So when they cry unto the

EVENING PRAYER. LORD in their trouble, he delivereth them out of their distress.

PSALM 108. Paratum cor meum. 29 For he maketh the storm to O GOD, my heart is ready, my cease, so that the waves thereof are heart is ready ; I will sing, and give still.

praise with the best member that I 30 Then are they glad, because have. they are at rest ; and so he bringeth 2 Awake, thou lute and harp; F: them unto the haven where they myself will awake right early. would be.

3 I will give thanks unto thee, O 31 O that men would therefore LORD, among the people; I will. praise the LORD for his goodness ; sing praises unto thee among the and declare the wonders that he nations. doeth for the children of men ! 4 For thy mercy is greater than

32 That they would exalt him the heavens, and thy truth reacheth also in the congregation of the people, unto the clouds. and praise him in the seat of the 5 Set up thyself, O GOD, above elders!

the heavens, and thy glory above all 33 Who turneth the floods into a the earth. wilderness, and drieth up the water. 6 That thy beloved may be deliv. springs.

ered: let thy right hand save them, 34 A fruitful land maketh he bar. and hear thou me. ren, for the wickedness of them that

7 God hath spoken in his holi. dwell therein.

ness;

I will rejoice therefore, and 35 Again he maketh the wilder. divide Sichem, and mete out the ness a standing water, and water-valley of Succoth. springs of a dry ground.

8 Gilead is mine, and Manasses is 36°And there he setteth the hun- mine ; Ephraim also is the strength gry, that they may build them a city of my head ; to dwell in ;

9 Juda is my law.giver ; Moab is. 37 That they may xow their land, my wash-pot ; over Edom will. I cast and plant vineyards, to yield them out my shoe; upon Philistia will t fruits of increase.

triumph.

10 Who will lead me into the 14 Let them alway be before the strong city ? and who will bring me LORD, that he may root out the meinto Edom?

morial of them from off the earth; 11 Hast not thou forsaken us, 0 15 And that, because his mind God } and wilt not thou, O God, was not to do good ; but persecuted go forth with our hosts ?

the poor helpless man, that he might 12 O help us against the enemy : slay him that was vexed at the for vain is the help of man.

heart. 13 Through God we shall do great 16 His delight was in cursing, acts; and it is he that shall tread and it shall happen unto him; he down our enemies.

loved not blessing, therefore shall it

be far from him. PSALM 109. Deus laudum.

17 He clothed himself with curs HOLD not thy tongue, O God of ing like as with a raiment, and it my praise ; for the mouth of the un. shall come into his bowels like water, godly, yea, the mouth of the deceitful and like oil into his bones. is opened upon me.

18 Let it be unto him as the cloak 2 And they have spoken against that he hath upon him, and as the me with false tongues ; they com, girdle that he is always girded passed me about also with words of withal. hatred, and fought against me with. 19 Let it thus happen from the out a cause.

LORD unto mine enemies, and to 3 For the love that I had unto those that speak evil against my them, lo, they take now my contrary soul. part; but I give myself unto prayer. 20 But deal thou with me, O LORD

4 Thus have they rewarded me God, according unto thy name; for evil for good, and hatred for my good- sweet is thy mercy. will.

21 O deliver me, for I am helpless 5 Set thou an ungodly man to be and poor, and my heart is wounded ruler over him, and let Satán stand within me. at his right hand.

22 I go hence like the shadow that 6 Wnen sentence is given upon departeth, and am driven away as him, let him be condemned; and let the grasshopper. his prayer be turned into sin.

23 My knees are weak through 7 Lét his days be few, and let fasting ; my flesh is dried up for another take his office.

want of fatness. 8 Let his children be fatherless, 24 I became also a reproach unto and his wife a widow.

them: they that looked upon me 9 Let his children be vagabonds, shaked their heads. and beg their bread; let them seek 25 Help me, O LORD my God; it also out of desolate places. O save me according to thy mercy.

10 Let the extortioner consume 26 And they shall know how that all that he hath ; and let the stranger this is thy hand, and that thou spoil his labor.

LORD, hast done it. 11 Let there be no man to pity 27 Though they curse, yet bless him, nor to have compassion upon thou; and let them be confounded his fatherless children.

that rise up against me; but let thy 12 Let his posterity be destroyed ; servant rejoice. and in the next generation let his 28 Let mine adversaries be clothed name be clean put out.

with shame; and let them cover 13 Let the wickedness of his fa- themselves with their own confusion, thers be had in remembrance in the as with a cloak. sight of the LORD, and let not the 29 As for me, I will give great sin of his mother be done away.

thanks unto the LORD with my mouth, and praise him among the

6 He hath showed his people the multitude :

power of his works, that he may 30 For he shall stand at the right give them the heritage of the hea hand of the poor, to save his soul then. from unrighteous judges.

7 The works of his hands are verity and judgment; all his com

mandments are true. THE TWENTY.THIRD DAY.

8 They stand fast for ever and MORNING PRAYER.

ever, and are done in truth and PSALM 110. Dirit Dominus. equity.

THE LORD said unto my LORD, 9 He sent redemption unto his Sit tbou on my right hand, until people; he hath commanded his make thine enemies thy footstool. covenant for ever; holy and rever

2 The LORD shall send the rod of end is his name. thy power out of Sion; be thou ruler 10 The fear of the LORD is the even in the midst among thine ene. heginning of wisdom; a good under. mies.

standing have all they that do there3 In the day of thy power shall the after; the praise of it endureth for pecple offer thee free will offerings ever with a holy worship: the dew of

PSALM 112. Beatus vir, thy birth is of the womb of the morn. ing.

BLESSED is the man that feareth 4 The LORD sware, and will not the LORD; he hath great delight in repent, Thou art a priest for ever his commandments. after the order of Melchizedec. 2 His seed shall be mighty upon

5. The LORD upon thy right hand earth; the generation of the faithful shall wound even kings, in the day shall be blessed. of his wrath.

3 Riches and plenteousness shall 6 He shall judge among the hea. be in his house ; and his righteousthen; he shall fill the places with the ness endureth for ever. dead bodies, and smite in sunder the 4 Unto the godly there ariseth heads over divers countries.

up light in the darkness ; he is mer. 7 He shall drink of the brook in ciful, loving, and righteous. the way; therefore shall he lift up 5 A good man is merciful, and his head.

lendeth, and will guide his words

with discretion ; PSALM 111. Confitebor tibi.

6 For he shall never be moved : I WILL give thanks unto the and the righteous shall be had in LORD with my whole heart, secretly everlasting remembrance. among the faithful, and in the con. 7 He will not be afraid of any gregation.

evil tidings; for his heart standeth 2 The works of the LORD are fast, and believeth in the LORD. great, sought out of all them that 8 His heart is stablished, and have pleasure therein.

will not shrink, until he see his de3 His work is worthy to be praised sire upon his enemies. and had in honor, and his righteous. 9 He hath dispersed abroad, and ness endureth for ever.

given to the poor, and his righteous4 The merciful and gracious LORD ness remaineth for ever; his horn hath so done his marvellous works, shall be exalted with honor. that they ought to be had in remem- 10 The ungodly shall see it, and brance.

it shall grieve him; he shall gnash 5 He hath given meat unto them with his teeth, and consume away: that fear him; he shall ever be mind the desire of the ungodly shall ful of his covenant.

perish,

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