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him to be meat for the people gation, I shall judge according in the wilderness.

unto right, 16 Thou broughtest out foun- 4 The earth is weak, and all tains, and waters out of the hard the inhabiters thereof : I bear rocks; thou driedst up mighty up the pillars of it. waters.

5 I said unto the fools, Deal 17 The day is thine, and the not so madly; and to the un night is thine; thou hast pre- godly, Set not up your horn. I pared the light and the sun. 6 Set not up your horn on

18 Thou hast set all the high, and speak not with a stiff borders of the earth; thou hast neek ; made summer and winter.

7 For promotion cometh nei. 19 Remember this, O LORD, ther from the east, nor from the how the enemy hath rebuked; west, nor yet from the south. and how the foolish people hath 8 And why? God is the blasphemed thy name. Judge; he putteth down one, 20 o deliver not the soul of and setteth

up

another. thy turtle-dove unto the multi- 9 For in the hand of the tude of the enemies; and forget LORD there is a cup, and the not the congregation of the wine is red; it is full mixt, and poor for ever.

he poureth out of the same. 21 Look upon the covenant; 10 As for the dregs thereof, for all the earth is full of dark- all the ungodly of the earth ness and cruel habitations. shall drink them, and suck

22 O let not the simple go them out. away ashamed ; but let the poor 11 But I will talk of the God and needy give praise unto thy of Jacob, and praise him for

ever. 23 Arise, O God, maintain 12 All the horns of the unthine own cause; remember how godly also will I break, and the the foolish man blasphemeth horns of the righteous shall be thee daily.

exalted. 24 Forget not the voice of thine enemies: the presumption

PSALM 76. Notus in Judea. of them that hate thee increas- IN Jewry is God known; his eth ever more and more. name is great in Israel.

2 At Salem is his tabernacle, THE FIFTEENTH DAY.

and his dwelling in Sion.

3 There brake he the arrows MORNING PRAYER.

of the bow, the shield, the PSALM 75. Confitebimur tibi.

sword, and the battle. UNTO thee, O God, do we 4 Thou art of more honour give thanks; yea, unto thee do and might than the hills of the we give thanks.

robbers. 2 Thy name also is so nigh; 5 The proud are robbed ; and that do thy wondrous works they have slept their sleep; and declare.

all the men whose hands were 3 When I receive the congre- ! mighty, lave found nothing.

name.

upon earth.

6 At thy rebuke, O God of 7 Will the LORD absent him. Jacob, both the chariot and self for ever? and will he be no horse are fallen.

more intreated ? ng Thou, even thou art to be 8 Is his mercy clean gone feared; and who may stand in for ever? and is his promise thy sight, when thou art angry? come utterly to an end for

8 Thou didst cause thy judg- evermore, ment to be heard from heaven; 9 Hath God forgotten to be the earth trembled, and was gracious ? and will he shut up still,

his loving kindness in dis9 When God arose to judg: pleasure ? ment, and to help all the meek 10 And I said, It is mine own

infirmity ; but I will remember 10 The fierceness of man the years of the right hand of shall turn to thy praise, and the the Most Highest. herceness of them shalt thou 11 I will remember the works refrain.

of the LORD, and call to mind 11 Promise unto the LORD the wonders of old time. your God, and keep it, all ye 12 I will think also of all thy that are round about him; bring works, and my talking shall be presents unto him that ought to of thy doings. be feared.

13 Thy way, O God, is holy: 12 He shall refrain the spirit who is so great a God as our of princes, and is wonderful God? among the kings of the earth. 14 Thou art the God that

doeth wonders, and hast dePsalm 77. Vose mea ad Dominum.

clared thy power among the I WILL cry unto God with people. my voice; even unto God will 15. Thou hast mightily deI cry with my voice, and he livered thy people, even the shall hearken unto me.

sons of Jacob and Joseph. 2 In the time of my trouble 16 The waters saw thee, O I sought the LORD : my sore God, the waters saw thee, and ran, and ceased not in the night. were afraid ; the depths also season; my soul refused comfort. were troubled.

3 When I am in heaviness, I 17 The clouds poured out will think upon God; when my water, the air thundered, and heart is vexed, I will complain. thine arrows went abroad.

4 Thou holdest mine eyes 18 The voice of thy thunder waking : I am so feeble that I was heard round about: the cannot speak,

lightnings shone upon the 5 I have considered the days ground; the earth was moved, of old, and the years that are and shook withal. past.

19 Thy way is in the sea, 6 I call to remembrance my and thy paths in the great song, and in the night I com- waters, and thy footsteps are mune with mine own heart, and not known. search out my spirits.

20 Thou leddest thy people

like sheep, by the hand of 12 But forgat what he had Moses and Aaron.

done, and the wonderful works

that he had showed for them. EVENING PRAYER.

13 Marvellous things did he Psalm 78. Attendite, popule.

in the sight of our forefathers, HEAR my law, O my people; in the land of Egypt, even in incline your ears unto the words the field of Zoan. of my mouth.

14 He divided the sea, and 2 I will open my mouth in a let them go through; he made parable ; I will declare hard the waters to stand on an heap. sentences of old,

15 In the day-time also he 3 Which we have heard and led them with a cloud, and all known, and such as our fathers the night through with a light have told us ;

of fire. 4 That we should not hide 16 He clave the hard rocks them from the children of the in the wilderness, and

gave

them generations to come; but to drink thereof, as it had been show the honour of the LORD, out of the great depth. his mighty and wonderful works 17 He brought waters out of that he hath done.

the stony rock, so that it gushed 5 He made a covenant with out like the rivers. Jacob, and gave Israel a law, 18 Yet for all this, they which he commanded our fore- sinned more against him, and fathers to teach their children. provoked the Most Highest in

6 That their posterity might the wilderness. know it, and the children which 19 They tempted God in were yet unborn ;

their hearts, and required meat 7 To the intent that when for their lust. they came up, they might show 20 They spake against God their children the same; also, saying, Shall God prepare

8 That they might put their a table in the wilderness? trust in God; and not to forget 21 He smote the stony rock the works of God, but to keep indeed, that the water gushed his commandments ;

out, and the streams flowed 9 And not to be as their withal; but can he give bread forefathers, faithless and also, or provide flesh for his stubborn generation; a genera- people ? tion that set not their heart 22 When the LORD heard aright, and whose spirit cleaveth this, he was wroth; so the fire not steadfastly unto God; was kindled in Jacob, and there

10 Like as the children of came up heavy displeasure Ephraim; who being harness- against Israel ; ed, and carrying bows, turned 23 Because they believed not themselves back in the day of in God, and put not their trust battle.

in his help. 11 They kept not the cove- 24 So he commanded the nant of God, and would not clouds above, and opened the walk in his law;

doors of heaven.

a

25 He rained down manna that he forgave their misdeeds, also upon them for to eat, and and destroyed them nota gave them food from heaven. 39 Yea, many a time turned

26 So man did eat angel's he his wrath away, and would food; for ḥe sent them meat not suffer his whole displeasure enough.

to arise 27 He caused the east wind 40 For he considered that to blow under heaven; and they were but flesh, and that they through his power he brought were even a wind that passeth in the south-west wind.

away, and cometh not again. 28 He rained flesh upon them 41 Many & time did they as thick as dust, and feathered provoke him in the wilderness, fowls like as the sand of the sea. and grieved him in the deserte

29 He let it fall among their 42 They turned back, and tents, even round about their tempted God; and moved the habitation,

holy One in Israel, 30 So they did eat and were 43 They thought not of his well filled ; for he gave them hand, and of the day when he their own desire : they were not delivered them from the hand disappointed of their lust.

of the enemy. 31 But while the meat was 44 How he had wrought his yet in their mouths, the heavy miracles in Egypt, and his wrath of God came upon them, wonders in the field of Zoan. and slew the wealthiest of them; 45 He turned their waters yea, and smote down the chosen into blood, so that they might men that were in Israel.

not drink of the rivers. 32 But for all this, they 46 He sent lice among them, sinned yet more, and believed and devoured them up, and not his wondrous works. frogs to destroy them.

33 erefore their days did 47 He gave their fruit unto he consume in vanity, and their the caterpillar, and their labour years in trouble.

unto the grasshopper. 34 When he slew them, they 48 He destroyed their vines sought him, and turned them with hail-stones, and their mul. early, and inquired after God. berry trees, with the frost.

35 And they remembered 49 He smote their cattle also that God was their strength, with hail-stones, and their and that the high God was their flocks with hot thunder-bolts. Redeemer.

50 He cast upon them th 36 Nevertheless, they did but furiousness of his wrath, anger, flatter him with their mouth, displeasure, and trouble; and and dissembled with him in sent evil angels among them. their tongue.

51 He made a way to his 37 For their heart was not indignation, and spared not whole with him, neither con- their soul from death ; but gave tinued they steadfast in his their life over to the pestilence ; covenant.

52 And smote all the first38 But he was so merciful, I born in Egypt, the most prin.

cipal and mightiest in the 65 Their priests were slain dwellings of Ham.

with the sword, and there were 53 But as for his own people, no widows to make lamentation. he led them forth like sheep, 66 So the LORD awaked as and carried them in the wilder-one out of sleep, and like a ness like a flock.

giant refreshed with wine. 54 He brought them out 67 He smote his enemies in safely, that they should not the hinder parts, and put them fear, and overwhelmed their to a perpetual shame. enemies with the sea.

68 He refused the tabernacle 55 And brought them within of Joseph, and chose not the the borders of his sanctuary, tribe of Ephraim ; even to his mountain, which 69 But chose the tribe of he purchased with his right Judah, even the hill of Sion, hand.

which he loved. 56 He cast out the heathen 70 And there he built his also before them, caused their temple on high, and laid the land to be divided among them foundation of it like the ground for an heritage, and made the which he hath made continually. tribes of Israel to dwell in their 71 He chose David also his tents.

servant, and took him away 57 So they tempted and from the sheep-folds : displeased the most high God, 72 As he was following the and kept not his testimonies ; ewes great with young ones, he

58 But turned their backs, took him, that he might feed and fell away like their fore- Jacob his people, and Israel fathers; starting aside like a his inheritance. broken bow.

73 So he fed them with a 59 For they grieved him with faithful and true heart, and their hill-altars, and provoked ruled them prudently with all him to displeasure with their his power. images. 60 When God heard this, he

THE SIXTEENTH DAY. was wroth, and took sore dis

MORNING PRAYER. pleasure at Israel; 61 So that he forsook the

PSALM 79, Deus, venerunt. tabernacle in Silo, even the O GOD, the heathen are tent that he had pitched among come into thine inheritance ; men.

thy holy temple have they 62 He delivered their power defiled, and made Jerusalem an into captivity, and their beauty heap of stones. into the enemies' hand.

2 The dead bodies of thy 63 He gave his people over servants have they given to be also unto the sword, and was meat unto the fowls of the air, wroth with his inheritance. and the flesh of thy saints unto

64 The fire consumed their the beasts of the land. young men, and their maidens 3 Their blood have they shed were not given to marriage. like water on every side of

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