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PSALM 1. Beatus vir, qui non
abiit &c.

PSAL. 2. Quare fremuerunt gentes?

WHY do the heathen so furiously rage together: BLESSED is the man, that and why do the people imagine


hath not walked in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stood in the way of sinners: and hath not sat in the seat of the scornful.

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2 The kings of the earth stand up, and the rulers take counsel together against the Lord, and against his Anointed.

3 Let us break their bonds asunder and cast away their cords from us.

4 He that dwelleth in heaven shall laugh them to scorn: the Lord shall have them in derision.

5 Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath and vex them in his sore displeasure.


6 Yet have I set my King: upon my holy hill of Sion.

7 I will preach the law, whereof the Lord hath said unto me: Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee.

8 Desire of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance and the utmost parts of the earth for thy possession.


9 Thou shalt bruise them with a rod of iron and break then in pieces like a potter's vessel. 10 Be wise now therefore,

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8 Lead me, O Lord, in thy | trouble and worn away be. righteousness, because of mine cause of all mine enemies. enemies make thy way plain 8 Away from me, all ye that before my face. work vanity for the Lord hath heard the voice of my weeping.

9 For there is no faithfulness in his mouth their inward parts are very wickedness.

9 The Lord hath heard my petition the Lord will receive my prayer.

10 Their throat is an open sepulchre they flatter with their tongue.

10 All mine enemies shall be confounded, and sore vexed: they shall be turned back, and put to shame suddenly. PSALM 7. Domine, Deus meus.

11 Destroy thou them, God; let them perish through their own imaginations them out in the multitude of their ungodliness; for they have rebelled against thee.


12 And let all them that put their trust in thee rejoice: they shall ever be giving of thanks, because thou defendest them they that love thy Name shall be joyful in thee;

13 For thou, Lord, wilt give thy blessing unto the righteous: and with thy favourable kind-hands; ness wilt thou defend him as with a shield.


PSALM 6. Domine, ne in furore. not in thine indignation: neither chasten me in thy displeasure.

2 Have mercy upon me, O Lord, for I am weak: O Lord, heal me, for my bones are vexed.

Lord my God, in thee have I put my trust: save me from all them that persecute me, and deliver me;

2 Lest he devour my soul, like a lion, and tear it in pieces: while there is none to help.

3 O Lord my God, if I have done any such thing : there be any wickedness in my

or if

4 If I have rewarded evil unto him that dealt friendly with me yea, I have delivered him that without any cause is mine enemy;

5 Then let mine enemy persecute my soul, and take me : let him life down upon the earth, and lay mine honour in the dust.

6 Stand up, O Lord, in thy wrath, and lift up thyself, because of the indignation of mine enemies: arise up for me in the judgement that thou hast commanded.

3 My soul also is sore troubled: but, Lord, how long wilt thou punish me?

4 Turn thee, O Lord, and deliver my soul: O save me for thy mercy's sake.

7 And so shall the congregation of the people come about thee for their sakes therefore lift up thyself again.

5 For in death no man remembereth thee: and who will give thee thanks in the pit?

8 The Lord shall judge the people; give sentence with me, O Lord: according to my right

innocency that is in me.

6 I am weary of my groan-eousness, and according to the ing; every night wash I my bed and water my couch with my tears. 7 My beauty is gone for very

9 O let the wickedness of the ungodly come to an end but guide thou the just.

10 For the righteous God: trieth the very hearts and reins. 11 My help cometh of God: who preserveth them that are true of heart.

12 God is a righteous Judge, strong, and patient and God is provoked every day.

13 If a man will not turn, he will whet his sword he hath bent his bow, and made it ready.

14 He hath prepared for him the instruments of death: he ordaineth his arrows against the persecutors.

than the angels: to crown him
with glory and worship.

6 Thou makest him to have
dominion of the works of thy
hands and thou hast put all
things in subjection under his


7 All sheep and oxen: yea, and the beasts of the field;

8 The fowls of the air, and the fishes of the sea: and whatsoever walketh through the paths of the seas.

9 O Lord our Governour : how excellent is thy Name in all the world!

15 Behold, he travaileth with mischief: he hath conceived sorrow, and brought forth ungodliness.

PSALM 9. Confitebor tibi.
give unto

16 He hath graven and dig

ged up a pit and is fallen him-Wild, with my whole

self into the destruction that he
made for other.

heart I will speak of all thy
marvellous works.

17 For his travail shall come upon his own head and his wickedness shall fall on his own pate.

2 I will be glad and rejoice in thee; yea, my songs will I make of thy Name, O thou most Highest.

18 I will give thanks unto the Lord, according to his righteousness and I will praise the Name of the Lord most High. PSALM 8. Domine, Dominus noster.

Lord our Governour, how excellent is thy Name in all the world thou that hast set thy glory above the hea


2 Out of the mouth of very babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength, because of thine enemies that thou might est still the enemy, and the



3 For I will consider thy heavens, even the works of thy fingers the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained.

4 What is man, that thou art mindful of him and the son of man, that thou visitest him?

5 Thou madest him lower

3.While mine enemies are driven back: they shall fall and perish at thy presence.

4 For thou hast maintained my right and my cause: thon art set in the throne that judgest right.

5 Thou hast rebuked the heathen, and destroyed the ungodly thou hast put out their name for ever and ever.

6 0 thou enemy, destructions are come to a perpetual end: even as the cities which thon hast destroyed; their memorial is perished with them.

7 But the Lord shall endure for ever: he hath also prepared his seat for judgement."

8 For he shall judge the world in righteousness and minister true judgement unto the people.

9 The Lord also will be a de

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fence for the oppressed: even a | wiliness that they have imarefuge in due time of trouble.

10 And they that know thy Name will put their trust in thee: for thou, Lord, hast never failed them that seek thee.

11 O praise the Lord which dwelleth in Sion: shew the people of his doings.

12 For, when he maketh in-thoughts. quisition for blood, he remembereth them and forgetteth not the complaint of the poor.

13 Have mercy upon me, O Lord; consider the trouble which I suffer of them that hate me thou that liftest me up from the gates of death.

14 That I may shew all thy praises within the ports of the daughter of Sion: I will rejoice in thy salvation.

15 The heathen are sunk down in the pit that they made in the same net which they hid privily, is their foot taken.

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3 For the ungodly hath made boast of his own heart's desire : and speaketh good of the covetous, whom God abhorreth.

4 The ungodly is so proud, that he careth not for God: neither is God in all his

2 The ungodly for his own Just doth persecute the poor: let them be taken in the crafty

5 His ways are alway griev ous: thy judgements are far above out of his sight, and therefore defieth he all his enemies.

6 For he hath said in his heart, Tush, I shall never be cast down there shall no harm happen unto me.

7 His mouth is full of cursing, deceit, and fraud under his tongue is ungodliness and vanity.

8 He sitteth lurking in the thievish corners of the streets : and privily in his lurking dens doth he murder the innocent; his eyes are set against the poor.

9 For he lieth waiting secretly, even as a lion lurketh he in his den: that he may ravish the poor.

10 He doth ravish the poor: when he getteth him into his net.

11 He falleth down, and humbleth himself: that the congregation of the poor may fall into the hands of his captains.

12 He hath said in his heart, Tush, God hath forgotten: he hideth away his face, and he will never see it.

13 Arise, O Lord God, and lift up thine hand forget not the poor.

14 Wherefore should the wicked blaspheme God: while he doth say in his heart, Tush, thou God carest not for it.

15 Surely thou hast seen it: for thou beholdest ungodliness and wrong.

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