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4 Thus have they rewarded me evil for good hatred for my good will.

5 Set thou an ungodly man to be ruler over him : and let Satan stand at his right hand.

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6 When sentence is given upon him, let him be condemned and let his prayer be turned into sin.

7 Let his days be few: and let another take his office.

8 Let his children be fatherless: and his wife a widow.

9 Let his children be vagabonds, and beg their bread let them seek it also out of desolate places.

10 Let the extortioner consume all that he hath : and let the stranger spoil his labour.

11 Let there be no man to pity him compassion upon his fatherless children. 12 Let his posterity be destroyed generation let his name be clean put out.

13 Let the wickedness of his fathers be had in remembrance in the sight of the Lord : and let not the sin of his mother be done away.

14 Let them alway be before the Lord: that he may root out the memorial of them from off the earth;

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15 And that, because his mind was not to do good: but persecuted the poor helpless man, that he might slay him that was vexed at the heart.

16 His delight was in cursing, and it shall happen unto him he loved not blessing, therefore shall it be far from him.

17 He clothed himself with cursing, like as with a raiment and it shall come into his bowels like water, and like oil into his bones.

18 Let it be unto him as the cloke that he hath upon him and as the girdle that he is alway girded withal.

19 Let it thus happen from the Lord unto mine enemies and to those that speak evil against my soul.

20 But deal thou with me, O Lord God, according unto thy Name: for sweet is thy mercy.

21 O deliver me, for I am helpless and poor and my heart is wounded within me."

22 I go hence like the shadow that departeth : and am driven away as the grasshopper.

23 My knees are weak through fasting: my flesh is dried up for want of fatness.

24 I became also a reproach unto them: they that looked upon me shaked their heads.

25 Help me, O Lord my God: O save me according to thy mercy;

26 And they shall know, how that this is thy hand: and that thou, Lord, hast done it.

27 Though they curse, yet bless thou: and let them be confounded that rise up against me; but let thy servant rejoice.

28 Let mine adversaries be clothed with shame : and let them cover themselves with their own confusion, as with a cloke.

29 As for me, I will give great thanks unto the Lord with my mouth and praise him among the multitude;

30 For he shall stand at the right hand of the poor : to save hi soul from unrighteous judges.

MORNING PRAYER.

PSALM 110. Dixit Dominus.

HE Lord said unto my Lord: Sit thou on my

ΤΗ right hand, until I make thine enemies thy foot

stool.

2 The Lord shall send the rod of thy power out of Sion be thou ruler, even in the midst among thine enemies.

3 In the day of thy power shall the people offer thee free-will offerings with an holy worship: the dew of thy birth is of the womb of the morning.

4 The Lord sware, and will not repent: Thou art a Priest for ever after the order of Melchisedech.

5 The Lord upon thy right hand : shall wound even kings in the day of his wrath.

6 He shall judge among the heathen; he shall fill the places with the dead bodies: and smite in sunder the heads over divers countries.

7 He shall drink of the brook in the way therefore shall he lift up his head.

PSALM 111. Confitebor tibi.

give thanks

I heart : secretly among the faithful, and in the con

gregation.

2 The works of the Lord are great: sought out of all them that have pleasure therein.

3 His work is worthy to be praised, and had in ho. nour and his righteousness endureth for ever.

4 The merciful and gracious Lord hath so done his marvellous works that they ought to be had in remembrance.

5 He hath given meat unto them that fear him : he shall ever be mindful of his covenant.

6 He hath shewed his people the power of his works that he may give them the heritage of the heathen.

7 The works of his hands are verity and judgement: all his commandments are true.

8 They stand fast for ever and ever in truth and equity.

and are done

9 He sent redemption unto his people he hath commanded his covenant for ever; holy and reverend

is his Name.

10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom a good understanding have all they that do thereafter; the praise of it endureth for ever.

PSALM 112. Beatus vir.

LESSED is the man that feareth the Lord he

2 His seed shall be mighty upon earth: the gene. ration of the faithful shall be blessed.

3 Riches and plenteousness shall be in his house : and his righteousness endureth for ever.

4 Unto the godly there ariseth up light in the darkness he is merciful, loving, and righteous.

5 A good man is merciful, and lendeth guide his words with discretion.

and will

6 For he shall never be moved: and the righteous shall be had in everlasting remembrance.

7 He will not be afraid of any evil tidings: for his heart standeth fast, and believeth in the Lord.

8 His heart is established, and will not shrink : until he see his desire upon his enemies.

9 He hath dispersed abroad, and given to the poor: and his righteousness remaineth for ever; his horn shall be exalted with honour.

10 The ungodly shall see it, and it shall grieve him : he shall gnash with his teeth, and consume away; the desire of the ungodly shall perish. PSALM 113. Laudate, pueri.

PRAI

AISE the Lord, ye servants : O praise the Name of the Lord.

2 Blessed be the Name of the Lord: from this time forth for evermore.

3 The Lord's Name is praised: from the rising up of the sun unto the going down of the same.

4 The Lord is high above all heathen: and his glory above the heavens.

5 Who is like unto the Lord our God, that hath his dwelling so high and yet humbleth himself to behold the things that are in heaven and earth?

6 He taketh up the simple out of the dust and lifteth the poor out of the mire;

7 That he may set him with the princes: even with the princes of his people.

8 He maketh the barren woman to keep house : and to be a joyful mother of children.

EVENING PRAYER.

PSALM 114. In exitu Israel.

of Jacob from among the strange people,

2 Judah was his sanctuary: and Israel his dominion. 3 The sea saw that, and fled: Jordan was driven back.

4 The mountains skipped like rams: and the little hills like young sheep.

5 What aileth thee, O thou sea, that thou fleddest: and thou Jordan, that thou wast driven back?

6 Ye mountains, that ye skipped like rams: and ye little hills, like young sheep?

7 Tremble, thou earth, at the presence of the Lord : at the presence of the God of Jacob;

8 Who turned the hard rock into a standing water: and the flint-stone into a springing well. PSALM 115. Non nobis, Domine.

N Name give the praise: for thy loving mercy,

O not us, but unto

and for thy truth's sake.

2 Wherefore shall the heathen say: Where is now their God?

3 As for our God, he is in heaven: he hath done whatsoever pleased him.

4 Their idols are silver and gold: even the work of men's hands.

5. They have mouths, and speak not: eyes have they, and see not.

6 They have ears, and hear not: noses have they, and smell not.

7 They have hands, and handle not; feet have they, and walk not: neither speak they through their throat. 8 They that make them are like unto them and so are all such as put their trust in them.

9 But thou, house of Israel, trust thou in the Lord : he is their succour and defence.

10 Ye house of Aaron, put your trust in the Lord: he is their helper and defender.

11 Ye that fear the Lord, put your trust in the Lord he is their helper and defender.

12 The Lord hath been mindful of us, and he shall bless us even he shall bless the house of Israel, he shall bless the house of Aaron.

13 He shall bless them that fear the Lord: both small and great.

14 The Lord shall increase you more and more : you and your children.

15 Ye are the blessed of the Lord: who made heaven and earth.

16 All the whole heavens are the Lord's the earth hath he given to the children of men.

17 The dead praise not thee, O Lord they that go down into silence.

18 But we will praise the Lord forth for evermore. Praise the Lord.

neither all

from this time

MORNING PRAYER.

PSALM 116. Dilexi, quoniam.

I AM well pleased; that the Lord hath heard the

voice of my prayer;

2 That he hath inclined his ear unto me therefore will I call upon him as long as I live.

3 The snares of death compassed me round about : and the pains of hell gat hold upon me.

4 I shall find trouble and heaviness, and I will call upon the Name of the Lord : O Lord, I beseech thee, deliver my soul.

5 Gracious is the Lord, and righteous: yea, our God is merciful.

6 The Lord preserveth the simple: I was in misery, and he helped me.

7 Turn again then unto thy rest, O my soul: for the Lord hath rewarded thee.

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