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were any that did understand, and seek God.

3 They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.

4 Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge ? who eat up my people as they eat bread, and call not upon the Lord.

5 There were they in great fear : for God is in the generation of the righteous.

6 Ye have shamed the counsel of the poor, because the Lord is his refuge.

70 that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion! When the Lord bringeth back the captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice, and Israel shall be glad.

MORNING PRAYER.

PSALM XV.

L.

ORD, who shall abide in thy taberna

cle? who shall dwell in thy holy hill ? 2 He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth in his heart.

3 He that backbiteth not with his

tongue, nor doeth evil to his neighbour, nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbour.

4 In whose eyes a vile person is contemned; but he honoureth them that fear the Lord. He that sweareth to his own hurt and changeth not.

5 He that putteth not out his money to usury, nor taketh reward against the innocent. He that doeth these things shall never be moved,

PSALM XVI.

PRESERVE

RESERVE me, O God : for in thee do

I put my trust. 2 () my soul, thou hast said unto the Lord, Thou art my Lord; my goodness extendeth not to thee;

3 But to the saints that are in the earth, and to the excellent, in whom is all my delight.

4 Their sorrows shall be multiplied that hasten after another god : their drink-offerings of blood will I not offer, nor take up their names into my lips.

5 The Lord is the portion of mine in. heritance, and of my cup: thou maintainest

my lot.

6 The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places ; yea, I have a goodly heritage.

7 I will bless the Lord, who hath given me counsel ; my reins also instruct me in the night seasons

8 I have set the Lord always before me : because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.

9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth; my flesh also shall rest in hope :

10 For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.

11 Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for ever

more.

PSALM XVII.

HEAR the right, O Lord, attend unto

my cry; give ear unto my prayer, that goeth not out of feigned lips.

Let my sentence come forth from thy presence ; let thine eyes behold the thing's that are equal.

3. Thou hast proved mine heart; thou hast visited me in the night; thou hast tried me, and shalt find nothing: I am purposed that my mouth shall not transgress.

4 Concerning the works of men, by the word of thy lips I have kept me from the paths of the destroyer.

5 Hold up my goings in thy paths, that my footsteps slip not.

6 I have called upon thee; for thou wilt hear me, O God: incline thine ear unto me, and hear my speech.

7 Shew thy marvellous loving kindness, O thou that savest by thy right hand them which put their trust in thee from those that rise up against them.

8 Keep me as the apple of the eye ; hide me under the shadow of thy wings.

9 From the wicked that oppress me, from my deadly enemies who compass me about.

10 They are inclosed in their own fat : with their mouth they speak proudly.

11 They have now compassed us in our steps; they have set their eyes bowing down to the earth;

12 Like as a lion that is greedy of his

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prey, and as it were a young lion lurking in secret places

13 Arise, O Lord, disappoint him, cast him down: deliver my soul from the wicked, , which is thy sword;

14 From men which are thy hand, O Lord, from men of the world, which have their portion in this life, and whose belly thou fillest with thy hid treasure: they are full of children, and leave the rest of their substance to their babes.

15 As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness.

EVENING PRAYER.

PSALM XVIII. I WILL love thee, O Lord, my strength.

2 The Lord, is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.

3 1 will call upon the Lord. who is worthy to be praised : so shall I be saved from mine enemies.

4 The sorrows of death compassed me

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