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36 Nevertheless, they did but flatter him with their mouth, and diffembled with him in their tongue.
37 For their heart was not whole with him, neither continued they stedfaft in his co
38 But he was fo merciful, that he forgave their mifdeeds, and deftroyed them not.
39 Yea, many a time turned he his wrath away, and would not fuffer his whole displeasure to arise.
40 For he confidered that they were but flesh, and that they were even a wind that pafleth away, and cometh not again.c
1141 Many a time did they provoke him in the wilderness, and grieved him in the defert.
42 They turned back, and tempted God; and moved the Holy One in Ifrael.
43 They thought not of his hand, and of the day when he delivered them from the hand of the enemy.
44. How he had wrought his miracles in Egypt, and his wonders in the field of Zoan.
45 He turned their waters into blood, so that they might not drink of the rivers.
46 He fent lice among them, and devoured them up, and frogs to deftroy them.
47 He gave their fruit unto the caterpillar, and their labour unto the grashopper.
48 He deftroyed their vines with hail-ftones, and their mulberry-trees with the froft.
49 He fmote their cattle alfo with hail-ftones, and their flocks with hot thunder-bolts.
50 He caft upon them thefurioufnels of his wrath, anger, difpleasure, and trouble; and fent evil angels among them.
51 He made a way to his indignation, and fpared not their foul from death; but gave their life over to the peftilence;
52 And fmote all the firftborn in Egypt, the most principal and mightieft in the dwellings of Ham.
53 But as for his own people, he led them forth like theep, and carried them in the wilderness like a flock.
54 He brought them out fafely, that they fhould not fear, and overwhelmed their enemies with the fea.
55 And brought them within the borders of his fanctuary, even to his mountain, which he purchased with his right hand.
56 He caft out the heathen alfo before them, caused their land to be divided among them for an heritage, and made the tribes of Ifrael to dwell in their tents.
57 So they tempted and displeased the most high God, and kept not his teftimonies; 58 But turned their backs, away like their fore
fathers; starting afide like a ground which he hath made broken bow.
59 For they grieved him with their hill-altars, and provoked him to difpleafure with their images.
-60 When God heard this, he was wroth, and took fore difpleasure at Ifrael;
61 So that he forfook the tabernacle in Silo, even the tent that he had pitched among men.
62 He delivered their power into captivity, and their beauty into the enemies' hand.
63 He gave his people over alfo unto the fword, and was wroth with his inheritance.
171 He chofe David alfo his fervant, and took him away from the theep folds :
72 As he was following the ewes great with young ones, he took him, that he might feed Jacob his people, and Ifrael his inheritance.
73 So he fed them with a faithful and true heart, and ruled them prudently with all his power.
The Sixteenth Day.
64 The fire confumed their Pfalm lxxix. Deus, venerunt.
young men, and their maidens were not given to marriage.
65 Their priests were flain with the fword, and there were no widows to make lamentation.
- 66 So the Lord awaked as one out of fleep, and like a giant refreshed with wine.
67 He fmote his enemies in the hinder parts, and put them to a perpetual fhame.
68 He refused the tabernacle of Jofeph, and chofe not the tribe of Ephraim;
69 But chofe the tribe of Judah, even the hill of Sion, which he loved.
70 And there he built his temple on high, and laid the foundation of it like the
God, the heathen are come into thine inheritance; thy holy temple have they defiled, and made Jerufalem an heap of ftones.
2 The dead bodies of thy fervants have they given to be meat unto the fowls of the air, and the flesh of thy faints unto the beasts of the land.
3 Their blood have they fhed like water on every fide of Jerufalem, and there was no man to bury them.
4 We are become an open fhame to our enemies, a very fcorn and derifion unto them that are round about us.
$5 Lord, how long wilt thou be angry? fhall thy jealousy. burn like fire for ever?
6 Pour out thine indigna- Pfalm lxxx. Qui regis Ifrael. tion upon the heathen that TEAR, O thou Shepherd have not known thee; and of Ifrael, thou that upon the kingdoms that have leadeft Jofeph like a fheep'; not called upon thy Name: fhow thyself alfo, thou that 7 For they have devoured fittest upon the Cherubim : · Jacob, and laid waste his 2 Before Ephraim, Benjadwelling-place. min, and Manaffes, ftir up thy ftrength, and come and help us.
8 O remember not our old fins, but have mercy upon us, and that foon: for we are come to great mifery.
9 Help us, O God of our falvation, for the glory of thy Name: O deliver us, and be merciful unto our fins, for thy Name's fake.
10 Wherefore do the heathen say, Where is now their God?
IO let the vengeance of thy fervants' blood that is fhed, be openly fhowed upon the heathen, in our fight.
12 O let the forrowful fighing of the prisoners come before thee; according to the greatness of thy power, preferve thou thofe that are appointed to die.
13 And for the blafphemy wherewith our neighbours have blafphemed thee, reward thou them, O Lord, feven-fold into their bofom.
14 So we that are thy people, and sheep of thy pafture, ihall give thee thanks for ever, and will alway be showing forth thy praise from generation to generation.
3 Turn us again, O God; fhow the light of thy countenance, and we fhall be whole.
4 O Lord God of hofts, how long wilt thou be angry with thy people that prayeth? 5 Thou feedeft them with the bread of tears, and givest them plenteousness of tears to drink.
6 Thou haft made us a very ftrife unto our neighbours, and our enemies laugh us to fcorn.
7 Turn us again, thou God of hofts; fhow the light of thy countenance, and we shall be whole.
8 Thou haft brought a vine out of Egypt; thou hast caft out the heathen, and planted it.
9 Thou madeft room for it; and when it had taken root, it filled the land.
10 The hills were covered with the fhadow of it, and the boughs thereof were like the goodly cedar-trees.
II She ftretched out her branches unto the sea, and her boughs unto the river.
Pfalm lxxxi. Exultate Deo.
hither the tabret, the merry harp, with the lutel
3 Blow up the trumpet in the new moon, even in the time appointed, and upon our folemn feast-day.
4 For this was made a ftatute for Ifrael, and a law of the God of Jacob.
5 This he ordained in Jofeph for a teftimony, when he came out of the land of Egypt, and had heard a ftrange language.
6 I eafed his fhoulder from the burden, and his hands were delivered from making the pots.
7 Thou calledft upon me in troubles, and I delivered the and heard thee what time as the storm fell
upon thee. 8 I proved thee alfo at the waters of ftrife.
9 Hear, O my people; and I will affure thee, O Ifrael, if thou wilt hearken unto me,'
10 There fhall no ftrange god be in thee, neither shalt thou worship any other god.
11 I am the Lord thy God, who brought thee out of the land of Egypt: open thy mouth wide, and I fhall fill it.
12 But my people would not hear my voice; and Ifrael would not obey me'; 13 So I gave them up unto their own hearts lufts, and let them follow their own 2 Take the pfalm, bring imaginations.
ING we merrily unto God, our ftrength; make a cheerful noise unto the God of Jacob.
16 The haters of the Lord fhould have been found liars; but their time should have endured for ever.
OLD not thy tongue, O
H God, keep not still fi
lence: refrain not thyself, O God;
17 Hefhould have fed them 2 For lo, thine enemies alfo with the finest wheat- make a murmuring; and they flour; and with honey out of that hate thee have lift up the ftony rock fhould I have their head. fatisfied thee.
EVENING PRAYER. Pfalm lxxxii. Deus ftetit. OD ftandeth in the congregation of princes; he is a Judge among gods. 2 How long will ye give wrong judgment, and accept the perfons of the ungodly.
3 Defend the poor and fatherless; see that fuch as are in need and neceffity have right.
4 Deliver the outcaft and poor; fave them from the hand of the ungodly.
5 They will not be learned, nor understand, but walk on ftill in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course.
6 I have said, Ye are gods, and ye are the children of the Moft Highest ;
7 But ye fhall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.
3 They have imagined craftily against thy people, and taken counsel against thy fecret ones.
4 They have faid, Come, and let us root them out, that they be no more a people, and that the name of Ifrael may be no more in remembrance.
5 For they have caft their heads together with one confent, and are confederate against thee;
6 The tabernacles of the Edomites, and the Ishmaelites; the Moabites, and Hagarenes;
7 Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek; the Philiftines, with them that dwell at Tyre.
8 Affur alfo is joined with them, and have holpen the children of Lot.
9 But do thou to them as unto the Madianites; unto Sifera, and unto Jabin at the brook of Kifon;