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16 Which day by day were fash-chievous imagination prosper, lest foned, when as yet there was none they be too proud.

of them.

17 How dear are thy counsels unto me, O GOD; O how great is the sum of them!

18 If I tell them, they are more in number than the sand; when I wake up, I am present with thee.

19 Wilt thou not slay the wicked, O GOD? Depart from me, ye blood thirsty men.

20 For they speak unrighteously against thee; and thine enemies take thy name in vain.

21 Do not I hate them, O LORD, that hate thee? and am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee?

22 Yea, I hate them right sore; even as though they were mine enemies.

23 Try me, O GOD, and seek the ground of my heart; prove me, and examine my thoughts.

24 Look well if there be any way of wickedness in me; and lead me in the way everlasting.

PSALM 140. Eripe me, Domine. DELIVER me, O LORD, from the evil man; and preserve me from the wicked man;

2 Who imagine mischief in their hearts, and stir up strife all the day long.

They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent; adder's poi. son is under their lips.

4 Keep me, O LORD, from the hands of the ungodly; preserve me from the wicked men, who are purposed to overthrow my goings.

5 The proud have laid a snare for me, and spread a net abroad with cords; yea, and set traps in my


6 I said unto the LORD, Thou art my GOD, hear the voice of my Ó LORD. prayers,

7 O LORD GOD, thou strength of my health; thou hast covered my head in the day of battle.

8 Let not the ungodly have his desire, O LORD; let not his mis

9 Let the mischief of their own lips fall upon the head of them that compass me about.

10 Let hot burning coals fall upon them; let them be cast into the fire, and into the pit, that they never rise up again.

11 A man full of words shall not prosper upon the earth: evil shall hunt the wicked person, to overthrow him.

12 Sure I am that the LORD will avenge the poor, and maintain the cause of the helpless.

13 The righteous also shall give thanks unto thy name; and the just shall continue in thy sight.

PSALM 141. Domine, clamavi. LORD, I call upon thee; haste thee unto me, and consider my voice, when I cry unto thee.

2 Let my prayer be set forth in thy sight as the incense; and let the lifting up of my hands be an evening sacrifice.

3 Set a watch, O LORD, before my mouth, and keep the door of my lips.

4 O let not mine heart be inclined to any evil thing; let me not be occupied in ungodly works with the men that work wickedness, lest I eat of such things as please them.

5 Let the righteous rather smite me friendly, and reprove me.

6 But let not their precious balms break my head; yea, I will pray yet against their wickedness.

7 Let their judges be overthrown in the stony places, that they may hear my words; for they are sweet.

8 Our bones lie scattered before the pit, like as when one breaketh and heweth wood upon the earth.

9 But mine eyes look unto thee, O LORD GOD; in thee is my trust O cast not out my soul.

10 Keep me from the snare that they have laid for me, and from the traps of the wicked doers.

11 Let the ungodly fall into their

own nets together, and let me ever | thee; my soul gaspeth unto thee as a escape them. thirsty land.

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5 I had no place to flee unto, and no man cared for my soul.

6 I cried unto thee, O LORD, and said, Thou art my hope, and my portion in the land of the living.

7 Consider my complaint; for I am brought very low.

8 O deliver me from my persecutors, for they are too strong for me.

9 Bring my soul out of prison, that I may give thanks unto thy name; which thing if thou wilt grant me, then shall the righteous resort unto my company.

PSALM 143. Domine, exaudi. HEAR my prayer, O LORD, and consider my desire; hearken unto me for thy truth and righteousness' sake. 2 And enter not into judgment with thy servant; for in thy sight shall no man living be justified.

3 For the enemy hath persecuted my soul; he hath smitten my life down to the ground; he hath laid me in the darkness, as the men that have been long dead.

4 Therefore is my spirit vexed within me, and my heart within me is desolate.

7 Hear me, O LORD, and that soon; for my spirit waxeth faint: hide not thy face from me, lest I be like unto them that go down into the pit.

8 O let me hear thy loving kind. ness betimes in the morning; for in thee is my trust: show thou me the way that I should walk in; for I lift my soul unto thee.

9 Deliver me, O LORD, from mine enemies; for I flee unto thee to hide me.

10 Teach me to do the thing that pleaseth thee; for thou art my GOD: let thy loving Spirit lead me forth into the land of righteousness.

11 Quicken me, O LORD, for thy name's sake; and for thy righteousness' sake bring my soul out of trouble.

12 And of thy goodness, slay mine enemies, and destroy all then that vex my soul; for I am thy servant.



PSALM 144. Benedictus Dominus. BLESSED be the LORD, my strength, who teacheth my hands to, war, and my fingers to fight.

2 My hope and my fortress, my castle and deliverer, my defender, in whom I trust; who subdueth my people that is under me.

3 LORD, what is man, that thou hast such respect unto him? or the son of man, that thou so regardest him?

4 Man is like a thing of naught; his time passeth away like a shadow.

5 Bow thy heavens, O LORD, and come down; touch the mountains, and they shall smoke.

6 Cast forth thy lightning, and tear them; shoot out thine arrows, and consume them.

5 Yet do I remember the time past: I muse upon all thy works; yea, I 7 Send down thine hand from exercise myself in the works of thy above; deliver me, and take me out hands. of the great waters, from the hand of 6 I stretch forth my hands untol strange children;

8 Whose inouth talketh of vanity, ciful; long-suffering, and of great and their right hand is a right hand of goodness.

9 The LORD is loving unto every

wickedness. 9 I will sing a new song unto thee, man, and his mercy is over all his O GOD; and sing praises unto thee upon a ten-stringed lute.


10 All thy works praise thee, O LORD; and thy saints give thanks unto thee.

10 Thou hast given victory unto kings, and hast delivered David, thy servant, from the peril of the sword. 11 Save me, and deliver me from the hand of strange children, whose mouth talketh of vanity, and their right hand is a right hand of iniquity; 12 That our sons may grow up as 13 Thy kingdom is an everlasting the young plants, and that our daugh- kingdom, and thy dominion endureth ters may be as the polished corners throughout all ages.

11 They show the glory of thy kingdom, and talk of thy power; 12 That thy power, thy glory, and mightiness of thy kingdom, might be known unto men.

of the temple;

14 The LORD upholdeth all such 13 That our garners may be full as fall, and lifteth up all those that and plenteous with all manner of are down.

store; that our sheep may bring forth 15 The eyes of all wait upon thee, thousands, and ten thousands in our O LORD; and thou givest them their meat in due season.


14 That our oxen may be strong to labor; that there be no decay, no leading into captivity, and no complaining in our streets.

15 Happy are the people that are in such a case; yea, blessed are the people who have the LORD for their GOD.

PSALM 145. Esaltabo te, Deus.

I WILL magnify thee, O GOD, my King, and I will praise thy name for ever and ever.

2 Every day will I give thanks unto thee, and praise thy name for ever and ever.

3 Great is the LORD, and marvellous, worthy to be praised; there is no end of his greatness.

4 One generation shall praise thy works unto another, and declare thy power.

5 As for me, I will be talking of thy worship, thy glory, thy praise, and wondrous works;

6 So that men shall speak of the might of thy marvellous acts; and will also tell of thy greatness.


7 The memorial of thine abundant kindness shall be showed; and men shall sing of thy righteousness.

8 The LORD is gracious and mer

16 Thou openest thine hand, and fillest all things living with plenteousness.

17 The LORD is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works.

18 The LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon him; yea, all such as call upon him faithfully.

19 He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him; he also will hear their cry, and will help them.

20 The LORD preserveth all them that love him; but scattereth abroad all the ungodly.

21 My mouth shall speak the praise of the LORD; and let all flesh give thanks unto his holy name for ever and ever.

PSALM 146. Lauda, anima mea.

PRAISE the LORD, O my soul: while I live will I praise the LORD yea, as long as I have any being, will sing praises unto my GOD.

20 put not your trust in princes nor in any child of man; for there is no help in them.

3 For when the breath of man goeth forth, he shall turn again to his earth, and then all his thoughts perish.

4 Blessed is he that hath the GOD


of Jacob for his help; and whose hope is in the LORD his GOD;

5 Who made heaven and earth, the sea and all that therein is; who keepeth his promise for ever;

6 Who helpeth them to right that suffer wrong; who feedeth the hungry.

7 The Lord looseth men out of prison; the LORD giveth sight to the blind.

8 The LORD helpeth them that are fallen; the LORD careth for the righteous.


10 He hath no pleasure in the strength of a horse: neither delight. eth he in any man's legs.

11 But the LORD's delight is in them that fear him, and put their trust in his mercy.

12 Praise the LORD, O Jerusa lem; praise thy GOD, O Sion;

13 For he hath made fast the bars of thy gates, and hath blessed thy children within thee.

14 He maketh peace in thy bor. ders, and filleth thee with the flour of wheat.

15 He sendeth forth his command. ment upon earth, and his word run

9 The LORD careth for the stranger; he defendeth the fatherless and widow as for the way of the un-neth very swiftly. godly, he turneth it upside down.

10 The LORD thy GOD, O Sion, shall be King for evermore, and throughout all generations.


PSALM 147. Laudate Dominum. O PRAISE the LORD, for it is a good thing to sing praises unto our GOD; yea, a joyful and pleasant thing it is to be thankful.

2 The LORD doth build up Jerusalem, and gather together the outcasts of Israel.

3 He healeth those that are broken in heart, and giveth medicine to heal their sickness.

4 He telleth the number of the stars, and calleth them all by their names. 5 Great is our LORD, and great is his power; yea, and his wisdom is infinite.

6 The LORD setteth up the meek, and bringeth the ungodly down to the ground.

70 sing unto the LORD with thanksgiving; sing praises upon the harp unto our GOD;

8 Who covereth the heaven with clouds, and prepareth rain for the earth; and maketh the grass to grow upon the mountains, and herb for the use of men;

16 He giveth snow like wool, and scattereth the hoar-frost like ashes.

17 He casteth forth his ice like morsels; who is able to abide his frost?

18 He sendeth out his word, and wind, and the waters flow. melteth them; he bloweth with his

19 He showeth his word unto Jacob, his statutes and ordinances unto Israel.

20 He bath not dealt so with any nation; neither have the heathen knowledge of his laws.

PSALM 148. Laudate Dominum. O PRAISE the LORD of heaven; praise him in the height.

2 Praise him, all ye angels of his; praise him, all his hosts.

3 Praise him, sun and moon; praise him, all ye stars and light.

4 Praise him, all ye heavens, and ye waters that are above the heavens.

5 Let them praise the name of the LORD; for he spake the word, and they were made; he commanded, and they were created.

6 He hath made them fast for ever and ever; he hath given them a law which shall not be broken.

7 Praise the LORD upon earth, ye dragons, and all deeps;

8 Fire and hail, snow and vapors, 9 Who giveth fodder unto the cat-wind and storm, fulfilling his word; tle, and feedeth the young ravens 9 Mountains and all hills; fruit that call upon him.

ful trees and all cedars;

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10 Beasts and all cattle; worms and feathered fowls;

11 Kings of the earth, and all people; princes and all judges of the world;

12 Young men and maidens, old men and children, praise the name of the LORD; for his name only is excellent, and his praise above heaven and earth.

13 He shall exalt the horn of his

people all his saints shall praise him; even the children of Israel, even the people that serveth him.

PSALM 149. Cantate Domino. O SING unto the LORD a new song; let the congregation of saints praise him.

2 Let Israel rejoice in him that made him, and let the children of Sion be joyful in their King.

3 Let them praise his name in the dance; let them sing praises unto him with tabret and harp.

4 For the LORD hath pleasure in his people, and helpeth the meek-hearted. 5 Let the saints be joyful with glory; let them rejoice in their beds.

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