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the ungodly, and him that delighteth in wickedness doth his soul abhor.
7 Upon the ungodly he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, storm and tempest : this shall be their portion to drink.
8 For the righteous Lord loveth righteousness : his countenance will behold the thing that is just.
Psalm 12. Salvum me fac. LTELP me, Lord, for there is not one
1 godly man left : for the faithful are minished from among the children of men.
2 They talk of vanity every one with his neighbour : they do but flatter with their lips, and dissemble in their double heart.
3 The Lord shall root out all deceitful lips : and the tongue that speaketh proud things;
4 Which have said, With our tongue will we prevail : we are they that ought to speak, who is lord over us?
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 ? HOW long wilt thou forget me, O Lord, 11 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. THE fool hath said in his heart : There is I no God. 2 They are corrupt, and become abominable in 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 righteous.
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.
Morning Prayer. .
ORD, who shall dwell in thy tabernacle : U 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 II put my trust.
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 corruption.
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. L EAR the right, O Lord, consider my 11 complaint: and hearken unto my prayer, that goeth not out 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