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5 Now for the comfortless troubles' sake of the needy and because of the deep sighing of the poor,
6 I will up, saith the Lord: and will help every one from him that swelleth against him, and will set him at rest.
7 The words of the Lord are pure words: even as the silver, which from the earth is tried, and purified seven times in the fire.
8 Thou shalt keep them, O Lord: thou shalt preserve him from this generation for ever.
9 The ungodly walk on every side: when they are exalted, the children of men are put to rebuke. PSALM 13. Usque quo, Domine?
me, O for ever:
how long wilt thou hide thy face from me? 2 How long shall I seek counsel in my soul, and be so vexed in my heart: how long shall mine enemies triumph over me?
3 Consider, and hear me, O Lord my God: lighten mine eyes, that I sleep not in death.
4 Lest mine enemy say, I have prevailed against him for if I be cast down, they that trouble me will rejoice at it.
5 But my trust is in thy mercy and my heart is joyful in thy salvation.
6 I will sing of the Lord, because he hath dealt so lovingly with me: yea, I will praise the Name of the Lord most Highest.
PSALM 14. Dixit insipiens.
HE fool hath said in his heart : There is no God.
corrupt, and become abominable
their doings: there is none that doeth good, no not one. 3 The Lord looked down from heaven upon the children of men to see if there were any that would understand, and seek after God.
4 But they are all gone out of the way, they are altogether become abominable: there is none that doeth good, no not one.
5 Their throat is an open sepulchre, with their tongues have they deceived: the poison of asps is under their lips.
6 Their mouth is full of cursing and bitterness : their feet are swift to shed blood.
7 Destruction and unhappiness is in their ways, and the way of peace have they not known: there is no fear of God before their eyes.
8 Have they no knowledge, that they are all such workers of mischief: eating up my people as it were bread, and call not upon the Lord?
9 There were they brought in great fear, even where no fear was: for God is in the generation of the right.
10 As for you, ye have made a mock at the counsel of the poor because he putteth his trust in the Lord.
11 Who shall give salvation unto Israel out of Sion? When the Lord turneth the captivity of his people : then shall Jacob rejoice, and Israel shall be glad.
PSALM 15. Domine, quis habitabit?
Loan, who sat dwell in thy tabernacle: or who shall rest upon thy holy hill?
2 Even he, that leadeth an uncorrupt life and doeth the thing which is right, and speaketh the truth from his heart.
3 He that hath used no deceit in his tongue, nor done evil to his neighbour and hath not slandered his neighbour.
4 He that setteth not by himself, but is lowly in his own eyes and maketh much of them that fear the Lord.
5 He that sweareth unto his neighbour, and disappointeth him not though it were to his own hindrance.
6 He that hath not given his money upon usury : nor taken reward against the innocent.
7 Whoso doeth these things: shall never fall.
PSALM 16. Conserva me, Domine.
PRESERVE me, O God: for in thee have I put my
2 O my soul, thou hast said unto the Lord: Thou art my God, my goods are nothing unto thee.
3 All my delight is upon the saints, that are in the earth and upon such as excel in virtue.
4 But they that run after another god shall have great trouble.
5 Their drink-offerings of blood will I not offer : neither make mention of their names within my lips.
6 The Lord himself is the portion of mine inheritance, and of my cup: thou shalt maintain my lot.
7 The lot is fallen unto me in a fair ground: yea, I have a goodly heritage.
8 I will thank the Lord for giving me warning: my reins also chasten me in the night-season.
9 I have set God always before me : for he is on my right hand, therefore I shall not fall.
10 Wherefore my heart was glad, and my glory rejoiced my flesh also shall rest in hope.
11 For why? thou shalt not leave my soul in hell: neither shalt thou suffer thy Holy One to see corrup tion.
12 Thou shalt shew me the path of life; in thy presence is the fulness of joy and at thy right hand there is pleasure for evermore.
PSALM 17. Exaudi, Domine.
EAR the right, O Lord, consider my complaint:
of feigned lips.
2 Let my sentence come forth from thy presence: and let thine eyes look upon the thing that is equal.
3 Thou hast proved and visited mine heart in the night-season; thou hast tried me, and shalt find no wickedness in me : for I am utterly purposed that my mouth shall not offend.
4 Because of men's works, that are done against the words of thy lips : I have kept me from the ways of the destroyer.
5 O hold thou up my goings in thy paths: that my footsteps slip not.
6 I have called upon thee, O God, for thou shalt hear me incline thine ear to me, and hearken unto my words.
7 Shew thy marvellous loving-kindness, thou that art the Saviour of them which put their trust in thee: from such as resist thy right hand.
8 Keep me as the apple of an eye: hide me under the shadow of thy wings,
9 From the ungodly that trouble me: mine enemies compass me round about to take away my soul.
10 They are inclosed in their own fat: and their mouth speaketh proud things.
11 They lie waiting in our way on every side: turning their eyes down to the ground;
12 Like as a lion that is greedy of his prey: and as it were a lion's whelp, lurking in secret places.
13 Up, Lord, disappoint him, and cast him down
deliver my soul from the ungodly, which is a sword of thine;
14 From the men of thy hand, O Lord, from the men, I say, and from the evil world: which have their portion in this life, whose bellies thou fillest with thy hid treasure.
15 They have children at their desire the rest of their substance for their babes.
16 But as for me, I will behold thy presence in righteousness: and when I awake up after thy likeness, I shall be satisfied with it.
PSALM 18. Diligam te, Domine.
WILL love thee, O Lord, my strength; the Lord
God, and my might, in whom I will trust, my buckler, the horn also of my salvation, and my refuge.
2 I will call upon the Lord, which is worthy to be praised so shall I be safe from mine enemies.
3 The sorrows of death compassed me: and the over. flowings of ungodliness made me afraid.
4 The pains of hell came about me: the snares of death overtook me.
5 In my trouble I will call upon the Lord and complain unto my God.
6 So shall he hear my voice out of his holy temple: and my complaint shall come before him, it shall enter even into his ears.
7 The earth trembled and quaked: the very foundations also of the hills shook, and were removed, because he was wroth.
8 There went a smoke out in his presence and a consuming fire out of his mouth, so that coals were kindled at it.
9 He bowed the heavens also, and came down and it was dark under his feet.
10 He rode upon the cherubims, and did fly: he came flying upon the wings of the wind.
11 He made darkness his secret place: his pavilion round about him with dark water, and thick clouds to cover him.
12 At the brightness of his presence his clouds removed hail-stones, and coals of fire.
13 The Lord also thundered out of heaven, and the
Highest gave his thunder: hail-stones, and coals of fire.
14 He sent out his arrows, and scattered them : he cast forth lightnings, and destroyed them.
15 The springs of waters were seen, and the foundations of the round world were discovered, at thy chiding, O Lord: at the blasting of the breath of thy displeasure.
16 He shall send down from on high to fetch me : and shall take me out of many waters.
17 He shall deliver me from my strongest enemy, and from them which hate me for they are too
mighty for me.
18 They prevented me in the day of my trouble : but the Lord was my upholder.
19 He brought me forth also into a place of liberty: he brought me forth, even because he had a favour
20 The Lord shall reward me after my righteous dealing: according to the cleanness of my hands shall he recompense me.
21 Because I have kept the ways of the Lord; and have not forsaken my God, as the wicked doth.
22 For I have an eye unto all his laws: and will not cast out his commandments from me.
23 I was also uncorrupt before him and eschewed mine own wickedness.
24 Therefore shall the Lord reward me after my righteous dealing and according unto the cleanness of my hands in his eye-sight.
25 With the holy thou shalt be holy and with a perfect man thou shalt be perfect.
26 With the clean thou shalt be clean and with : the froward thou shalt learn frowardness.
27 For thou shalt save the people that are in ad versity and shalt bring down the high looks of the proud.
28 Thou also shalt light my candle the Lord my God shall make my darkness to be light.
29 For in thee I shall discomfit an host of men and with the help of my God I shall leap over the wall.
30 The way of God is an undefiled way : the word of the Lord also is tried in the fire; he is the defender of all them that put their trust in him.
31 For who is God, but the Lord
or who hath
any strength, except our God?