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LORD our GOD, I will seek to do eth not unto the lot of the righteous; thee good. lest the righteous put their hand unto wickedness.
PSALM 123. Ad te levavi oculos meos,
UNTO thee lift I up mine eyes, O thou that dwellest in the heavens. 2 Behold, even as the eyes of servants look unto the hand of their masters, and as the eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her mistress, even so our eyes wait upon the LORD our GOD, until he have mercy upon us.
3 Have mercy upon us, O LORD, have mercy upon us; for we are utterly despised.
4 Do well, O LORD, unto those that are good and true of heart.
5 As for such as turn back unto. their own wickedness; the LORD shall lead them forth with the evil doers, but peace shall be upon Israel,
2 Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with joy.
PSALM 126. In convertendo. WHEN the LORD turned again the captivity of Sion, then were we 4 Our soul is filled with the scorn-like unto them that dream. ful reproof of the wealthy, and with the despitefulness of the proud. PSALM 124. Nisi quia Dominus. IF the LORD himself had not been on our side, now may Israel say; if the LORD himself had not been on our side, when men rose up against
2 They had swallowed us up quick; when they were so wrathfully displeased at us.
3 Yea, the waters had drowned us, and the stream had gone over our
4 The deep waters of the proud had gone even over our soul.
5 But praised be the LORD, who hath not given us over for a prey unto their teeth.
6 Our soul is escaped even as a bird out of the snare of the fowler; the snare is broken and we are de livered.
7 Our help standeth in the name of the LORD, who hath made heaven and earth.
PSALM 125. Qui confidunt. THEY that put their trust in the LORD shall be even as the mount Sion, which may not be removed, but standeth fast for ever.
then, the LORD hath done great 3 Then said they among the hea things for them.
4 Yea, the LORD. hath done great things for us already; whereof we rejoice.
5 Turn our captivity, O LORD, as the rivers in the south.
6 They that sow in tears, shall reap in joy.
7 He that now goeth on his way weeping, and beareth, forth good seed, shall doubtless come again, with joy, and bring his sheaves with him.
PSALM 127. Nisi Dominus.
EXCEPT the LORD build the house, their labor is but lost that build it..
2 Except the LORD keep the city, the watchinan waketh but in vain
3 It is but lost labor that ye haste to rise up early, and so late take rest, and eat the bread of carefulness; for so he giveth his beloved sleep.
4 Lo, children and the fruit of the womb, are a heritage and gift that cometh of the LORD.
5 Like as the arrows in the hand of the giant, even so are the young
2 The his stand about Jerusa-children. lem; even so standeth the LORD round about his people, from this time forth for evermore.
3 For the rod of the ungodly com
6 Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them; they shall not be ashamed when they speak with their enemies in the gate.
PSALM 128. Beati omnes.
BLESSED are all they that fear the LORD, and walk in his ways. 2 For thou shalt eat the labor of thine hands: O well is thee, and happy shalt thou be!
3 Thy wife shall be as the fruitful vine upon the walls of thine house. 4 Thy children like the olive branches, round about thy table.
5 Lo, thus shall the man be blessed that feareth the LORD.
6 The LORD from out of Sion shall so bless thee, that thou shalt see Jerusalem in prosperity all thy life long;
7 Yea, that thou shalt see thy children's children, and peace upon Israel.
PSALM 129. Sæpe expugnaverunt.
2 Yea, many a time have they vexed me from my youth up; but they have not prevailed against me.
3 The plowers plowed upon my back, and made long furrows;
4 But the righteous LORD hath hewn the snares of the ungodly in pieces.
5 Let them be confounded and turned backward, as many as have evil will at Sion.
6 Let them be even as the grass growing upon the housetops, which withereth afore it be plucked up;
7 Whereof the mower filleth not
his hand, neither he that bindeth up
the sheaves his bosom.
8 So that they who go by say not so much as, The LORD prosper you, we wish you good luck in the name of the LORD.
PSALM 130. De profundis. OUT of the deep have I called unto thee, O LORD; LORD, hear my voice. 20 let thine ears consider well the voice of my complaint.
3 If thou, LORD, wilt be extreme to mark what is done amisa, O LORD, who may abide it?
4 For there is mercy with thee, therefore shalt thou be feared.
5 I look for the LORD; my soul doth wait for him; in his word is my trust.
6 My soul fleeth unto the LORD
before the morning watch; I say, be-
with the LORD there is mercy, and
PSALM 131. Domine, non est. LORD, I am not high-minded; I have no proud looks.
2 I do not exercise myself in great matters which are too high for me;
3 But I refrain my soul, and keep it low, like as a child that is weaned from his mother: yea, my soul is even as a weaned child.
4 O Israel, trust in the LORD, from this time forth for evermore.
THE TWENTY-EIGHTH DAY.
2 How he sware unto the LORD, and vowed a vow unto the Almighty GOD of Jacob:
3 I will not come within the taber nacle of mine house, nor climb up into my bed;
sleep, nor mine eyelids to slumber; neither the temples of my head to
4 I will not suffer mine eyes to
5 Until I find out a place for the temple of the LORD; a habitation for the mighty God of Jacob.
6 Lo, we heard of the same at Ephrata, and found it in the wood.
7 We will go into his tabernacle, and fall low on our knees before his footstool.
8 Arise, O LORD, into thy resting place; thou, and the ark of thy strength.
9 Let thy priests be clothed with house of the LORD, even in the righteousness; and let thy saints courts of the house of our GOD. sing with joyfulness. 3 Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, and praise the LORD.
10 For thy servant David's sake, turn not away the presence of thine anointed.
4 The LORD, that made heaven and earth, give thee blessing out of
11 The LORD hath made a faith-Sion. ful oath unto David, and he shall not shrink from it;
12 Of the fruit of thy body shall I set upon thy seat.
13 If thy children will keep my covenant, and my testimonies that I shall learn them; their children also shall sit upon thy seat for ever
14 For the LORD hath chosen Sion to be a habitation for himself: he hath longed for her.
15 This shall be my rest for ever: here will I dwell, for I have a delight therein.
16 I will bless her victuals with increase, and will satisfy her poor
17 I will deck her priests with health, and her saints shall rejoice and sing.
PSALM 135. Laudate nomen.
O PRAISE the LORD: laud ye the name of the LORD; praise it, O ye servants of the LORD.
Ye that stand in the house of the LORD, in the courts of the house of our GOD.
2 O praise the LORD; for the LORD is gracious: O sing, praises unto his name; for it is lovely. 5 For why? The LORD hath chosen Jacob unto himself, and Israel for his own possession.
5 For I know that the LORD is great, and that our LORD is above all gods.
6 Whatsoever the LORD pleased, that did he in heaven, and in earth, in the sea, and in all deep places. 7 He bringeth forth the clouds 18 There shall I make the horn of from the ends of the world, and David to flourish: I have ordained a sendeth forth lightnings with the lantern for mine anointed. rain, bringing the winds out of his treasures.
19 As for his enemies, I shall clothe them with shame; but upon himself shall his crown flourish.
PSALM 133. Ecce quam bonum. BEHOLD, how good and joyful a thing it is, brethren, to dwell together in unity.
2 It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down unto the beard, even unto Aaron's beard,
and went down to the skirts of his clothing.
3 Like as the dew of Hermon, which fell upon the hill of Sion.
4 For there the LORD promised his blessing, and life for evermore.
8 He smote the first-born of Egypt, both of man and beast.
9 He hath sent tokens and wonders into the midst of thee, O thou land of Egypt; upon Pharaoh, and all his servants.
10 He smote divers nations, and slew mighty kings;
and Og, the king of Basan; and all 11 Sehon, king of the Amorites; the kingdoms of Canaan;
12 And gave their and to be a heritage, even a heritage unto Israel his people.
for ever; so doth thy memorial, O 13 Thy name, O LORD, endureth LORD, from one generation to an other.
14 For the LORD will avenge his people, and be gracious unto his serv
15 As for the images of the hea
then, they are but silver and gold; two parts; for his mercy endureth the work of men's hands. for ever;
16 They have mouths, and speak not; eyes have they, but they see not. 17 They have ears, and yet they hear not; neither is there any breath in their mouths.
18 They that make them are like unto them; and so are all they that put their trust in them.
19 Praise the LORD, ye house of Israel; praise the LORD, ye house of Aaron.
20 Praise the LORD, ye house of Levi; ye that fear the LORD, praise the LORD.
21 Praised be the LORD out of Sion, who dwelleth at Jerusalem.
PSALM 136. Confitemini Domino. O GIVE thanks unto the LORD; for he is gracious, and his mercy endureth for ever.
2 O give thanks unto the God of all gods; for his mercy endureth for
30 thank the LORD of all lords; for his mercy endureth for ever.
4 Who only doeth great wonders; for his mercy endureth for ever.
5 Who by his excellent wisdom made the heavens; for his mercy endureth for ever.
6 Who laid out the earth above the waters; for his mercy endureth for ever.
7 Who hath made great lights; for his mercy endureth for ever; 8 The sun to rule the day; for his mercy endureth for ever.
9 The moon and the stars to gov. ern the night for his mercy endur. eth for ever.
10 Who smote Egypt, with their first-born; for his mercy endureth for ever;
11 And brought out Israel from among them; for his mercy endureth for ever;
12 With a mighty hand and stretched-out arm; for his mercy endureth for ever.
13 Who divided the Red Sea in
14 And made Israel to go through the midst of it; for his mercy endur. eth for ever.
15 But as for Pharaoh, and his host, he overthrew them in the Red Sea; for his mercy endureth for ever.
16 Who led his people through the wilderness; for his mercy endur. eth for ever.
17 Who smote great kings; for his mercy endureth for ever.
18 Yea, and slew mighty kings, for his mercy endureth for ever;
19 Sehon, king of the Amorites, for his mercy endureth for ever; 20 And Og, the king of Basan; for his mercy endureth for ever;
21 And gave away their land for a heritage; for his mercy endureth for ever;
22 Even for a heritage unto Israel, his servant; for his mercy endureth for ever.
23 Who remembered us when we were in trouble; for his mercy endureth for ever;
24 And hath delivered us from our enemies; for his mercy endureth for ever.
25 Who giveth food to all flesh; for his mercy endureth for ever.
26 O give thanks unto the GOD of heaven; for his mercy enuureth for
27 O give thanks unto the LORD of lords; for his mercy endureth for ever.
PSALM 137. Super flumina.
BY the waters of Babylon we sat down and wept, when we remembered thee, O Sion.
2 As for our harps, we hanged them up upon the trees that are therein."
3 For they that led us away cap. tive, required of us then a song, and melody in our heaviness: Sing us one of the songs of Sion.
4 How shall we sing the LORD'S song in a strange land?
6 If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, | THE TWENTY-NINTH DAY. let my right hand forget her cunning.
6 If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth; yea, if I prefer not Jerusalem in my mirth.
7 Remember the children of Edom, O LORD, in the day of Jerusalem; how they said, Down with it, down with it, even to the ground.
8 O daughter of Babylon, wasted with misery; yea, happy shall he be that rewardeth thee as thou hast served us.
9 Blessed shall he be that taketh thy children, and throweth them against the stones.
2 I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name, because of thy loving kindness and truth; for thou hast magnified thy name and thy word above all things.
3 When I called upon thee, thou heardest me; and enduedst my soul with much strength.
4 All the kings of the earth shall praise thee, O LORD; for they have heard the words of thy mouth.
5 Yea, they shall sing in the ways of the LORD, that great is the glory of the LORD.
6 For though the LORD be high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly; as for the proud, he beholdeth them afar off.
PSALM 139. Domine, probastı. O LORD, thou hast searched me out, and known me; thou knowest my down-sitting, and mine up-rising; thou understandest my thoughts long before,
2 Thou art about my path, and about my bed; and spiest out all my ways.
3 For lo, there is not a word in my tongue, but thou, O LORD, knowest it altogether.
4 Thou hast fashioned me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon
5 Such knowledge is too wonderful and excellent for me; I cannot attain unto it.
6 Whither shall I go then from thy Spirit, or whither shall I go then from thy presence?
7 If I climb up into heaven, thou art there: if I go down to hell, thou art there also.
8 If I take the wings of the morn. ing, and remain in the uttermost parts of the sea;
9 Even there also shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.
10 If I say, Peradventure the dark. ness shall cover me; then shall my night be turned to day.
11 Yea, the darkness is no darkness with thee, but the night is as clear as the day; the darkness and light to thee are both alike.
12 For my reins are thine; thou hast covered me in my mother's
7 Though I walk in the midst of 13 I will give thanks unto thee, trouble, yet shalt thou refresh me; for I am fearfully and wonderfuliy thou shalt stretch forth thy hand made: marvellous are thy works, upon the furiousness of mine ene- and that my soul knoweth right mies, and thy right hand shall save
8 The LORD shall make good his loving kindness toward me; yea, thy mercy, O LORD, endureth for ever; despise not then the works of thine own hands.
14 My bones are not hid from thee, though I be made secretly, and fash ioned beneath in the earth.
15 Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being imperfect; and in thy book were all my inembers written;