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strength; seek his face ever- 19 Until the time came that

his cause was known : the word 5 Remember the marvellous of the LORD tried him. works that he hath done ; his 20 The king sent, and deliwonders, and the judgments of vered him; the prince of the his mouth;

people let him go free. 6 0 ye

seed of Abraham, his 21 He made him lord also of servant; ye children of Jacob, his house, and ruler of all his his chosen.

substance; 7 He is the LORD our God; 22 That he might inform his his judgments are in all the princes after his will, and teach world.

his senators wisdom. 8 He hath been alway mind- 23 Israel also came into ful of his covenant and promise, Egypt, and Jacob was a stranger that he made to a thousand in the land of Ham. generations.

24 And he increased his 9 Even the covenant that he people exceedingly, and made made with Abraham ; and the them stronger than their eneoath that he sware unto Isaac; mies ; 10 And appointed the same

25 Whose heart turned so, unto Jacob for a law, and to that they hated his people, and Israel for an everlasting testa- dealt untruly with his servants. ment,

26 Then sent he Moses his 11 Saying, Unto thee will I servant, and Aaron whom he give the land of Canaan, the lot had chosen ; of your inheritance.

27 And these showed his 12 When there were yet but tokens among them, and won. a few of them, and they stran- ders in the land of Ham. gers in the land;

28 He sent darkness, and it 13 What time as they went was dark; and they were not from one nation to another, obedient unto his word. from one kingdom to another 29 He turned their waters people ;

into blood, and slew their fish. 14 He suffered no man to do 30 Their land brought forth them wrong, but reproved even frogs ; yea, even in their king's kings for their sakes :

chambers. 15 Touch not mine anointed, 31 He spake the word, and and do my prophets no harm. there came all manner of flies,

16 Moreover, he called for a and lice in all their quarters. dearth upon the land, and de- 32 He gave them hail-stones stroyed all the provision of for rain ; and flames of fire in bread.

their land. 17 But he had sent a man 33 He smote their vines also before them, even Joseph, who and fig-trees; and destroyed was sold to be a bond-servant, the trees that were in their

18 Whose feet they hurt in coasts. the stocks; the iron entered 34 He spake the word, and into his soul;

the grasshoppers came, and


caterpillars innumerable, and 4 Remember me, O LORD, did eat up all the grass in their according to the favour that land, and devoured the fruit of thou bearest unto thy people ; their ground.

O visit me with thy salvation, 35 He smote all the first-born 5 That I may see the felicity in their land ; even the chief of of thy chosen, and rejoice in all their strength.

the gladness of thy people, and 36 He brought them forth give thanks with thine inheritalso with silver and gold ; there ance. not one feeble person

6 We have sinned with our among their tribes.

fathers ; we have done amiss, 37 Egypt was glad at their and dealt wickedly. departing; for they were afraid 7 Our fathers regarded not of them.

thy wonders in Egypt, neither 38 He spread out a cloud to kept they thy great goodness be a covering; and fire to give in remembrance ; but were light in the night-season. disobedient at the sea, even at

39 At their desire he brought the Red Sea. quails ; and he filled them with 8 Nevertheless, he helped the bread of heaven.

them for his name's sake, that 40 He opened the rock of he might make his power to be stone, and the waters flowed known. out, so that rivers ran in the 9 He rebuked the Red Sea dry places.

also, and it was dried up; so he 41 For why? he remembered led them through the deep, as his holy promise ; and Abra- through a wilderness. ham his servant.

10 And he saved them from 42 And he brought forth his the adversaries' hand, and depeople with joy, and his chosen livered them from the hand of with gladness;

43 And gave them the lands 11 As for those that troubled of the heathen ; and they took them, the waters overwhelmed the labours of the people in them; there was not one of possession;

them left. 44 That they might keep his 12 Then believed they his statutes and observe his laws. words, and sang praise unto him.

13 But within a while they

forgat his works, and would PSALM 106. Confitemini Domino.

not abide his counsel. O GIVE thanks unto the 14 But lust came upon them LORD; for he is gracious, and in the wilderness, and they his mercy

endureth for ever. tempted God in the desert. 2 Who can express the noble 15 And he gave them their acts of the LORD, or show forth desire, and sent leanness withal all his praise?

into their soul. 3 Blessed are they that al- 16 They angered Moses also way keep judgment, and do in their tents, and Aaron the righteousness,

saint of the LORD.

the enemy:


17 So the earth opened, and unto him for righteousness, swallowed up Dathan, and among all posterities for evercovered the congregation of more. Abiram.

32 They angered him also 18 And the fire was kindled at the waters of strife, so that in their company, the flame he punished Moses for their burnt up the ungodly.

sakes; 19. They made a calf in 33 Because they provoked Horeb, and worshipped the his spirit, so that he spake molten image,

unadvisedly with his lips. 20 Thus they turned their 34 Neither destroyed they glory into the similitude of a the heathen, as the LORD comcalf that eateth hay.

manded them : 21 And they forgat God 35 But were mingled among their Saviour, who had done so the heathen, and learned their great things in Egypt;

works. 22 Wondrous works in the 36 Insomuch that they worland of Ham; and fearful things shipped their idols, which turned by the Red Sea.

to their own decay; yea, they 23 So he said he would have offered their sons and their destroyed them, had not Moses daughters unto devils ; his chosen stood before him in 37 And shed innocent blood, the gap, to turn away his wrath- even the blood of their sons and ful indignation, lest he should of their daughters, whom they destroy them.

offered unto the idols of Canaan; 24 Yea, they thought scorn and the land was defiled with of that pleasant land, and gave blood. no credence unto his word; 38 Thus were they stained

25 But murmured in their with their own works, and went tents, and hearkened not unto a whoring with their own inthe voice of the LORD.

ventions, 26 Then lift he up his hand 39 Therefore was the wrath against them, to overthrow of the LORD kindled against them in the wilderness ; his people, insomuch that he

27 To cast out their seed abhorred his own inheritance. among the nations, and to 40 And he gave them over scatter them in the lands. into the hand of the heathen;

28 They joined themselves and they that hated them were unto Baal-peor, and ate the lords over them. offerings of the dead.

41 Their enemies oppressed 29 Thus they provoked him them, and had them in subjec, to anger with their own inven- tion. tions; and the plague was great 42 Many a time did he deliver among them.

them ; but they rebelled against 30 Then stood up Phinees, him with their own inventions, and prayed; and so the plague and were brought down in their ceased.

wickedness. 31 And that was counted! 43 Nevertheless, when he



saw their adversity, he heard fore praise the LORD for his their complaint,

goodness ; and declare the 44 He thought upon his wonders that he doeth for the covenant, and pitied them, ac- children of men! cording unto the multitude of 9 For he satisfieth the empty his mercies; yea, he made all soul, and filleth the hungry soul those that led them away cap- with goodness ; tive to pity them.

10 Such as sit in darkness, 45 Deliver us, O LORD our and in the shadow of death, God, and gather us from among being fast bound in misery and the heathen; that we may give iron ; thanks unto thy holy name, 11 Because they rebelled and make our boast of thy against the words of the LORD, praise,

and lightly regarded the counsel 46 Blessed be the LORD God of the Most Highest. of Israel, from everlasting, and 12 He also brought down world without end; and let all their heart through heaviness ; the people say, Amen.

they fell down, and there was none to help them.

13 So when they cried unto TWENTY-SECOND DAY.

the LORD in their trouble, he delivered them out of their

distress. PSALM 107, Confitemini Domino,

14 For he brought them out O GIVE thanks unto the of darkness, and out of the LORD ; for he is gracious, and shadow of death, and brake his mercy endureth for ever. their bonds in sunder,

2 Let them give thanks, 15 O that men would therewhom the LORD hath redeemed, fore praise the LORD for his and delivered from the hand of goodness; and declare the

wonders that he doeth for the 3 And gathered them out of children of men! the lands, from the east, and 16 For he hath broken the from the west; from the north, gates of brass, and smitten the and from the south.

bars of iron in sunder. 4 They went astray in the 17 Foolish men are plagued wilderness out of the way, and for their offence, and because found no city to dwell in. of their wickedness.

5 Hungry and thirsty, their 18 Their soul abhorred al soul fainted in them.

manner of meat, and they wer 6 So they cried unto the even hard at death's door. LORD in their trouble, and he 19 So when they cried unto delivered them from their dis- the Lord in their trouble, he tress.

delivered them out of their 7 He led them forth by the distress. right way, that they might go 20 He sent his word, and to the city where they dwelt. healed them; and they were

80 that men would there- saved from their destruction.

the enemy;

21 O that inen would there- 34 A fruitful land maketh he fore praise the LORD for his barren, for the wickedness of goodness; and declare the them that dwell therein. wonders that he doeth for the 35 Again he maketh the wilchildren of men !

derness a standing water, and 22 That they would offer water-springs of a dry ground. unto him the sacrifice of thanks- 36 And there he setteth the giving, and tell out his works hungry, that they may build with gladness!

them a city to dwell in ; 23 They that go down to the 37 That they may sow their sea in ships, and occupy their land, and plant vineyards, to business in great waters ; yield them fruits of increase.

24 These men see the works 38 He blesseth them, so that of the Lord, and his wonders they multiply exceedingly; and in the deep.

suffereth not their cattle to de25 For at his word the stormy crease. wind ariseth, which lifteth up 39 And again, when they the waves thereof.

are minished and brought low 26 They are carried up to the through oppression, through heaven, and down again to the any plague or trouble ; deep; their soul melteth away 40 Though he suffer them because of the trouble.

to be evil-entreated through 27 They reel to and fro, and tyrants, and let them wander stagger like a drunken man, out of the way in the wilderand are at their wit's end. ness ; 28 So when they cry unto

41 Yet helpeth he the poor the Lord in their trouble, he out of misery, and maketh him delivereth them out of their households like a flock of sheep. distress.

42 The righteous will con29 For he maketh the storm sider this, and rejoice; and the to cease, so that the waves mouth of all wickedness shall thereof are still.

be stopped. 30 Then are they glad, be- 43 Whoso is wise, will pon. cause they are at rest; and so he der these things; and they shall bringeth them unto the haven understand the loving kindness where they would be.

of the LORD. 31 O that men would therefore praise the LORD for his goodness; and declare the won

PSALM 108. Paratum cor meum. ders that he doeth for the child- O GOD, my heart is ready, ren of men !

my heart is ready; I will sing, 32 That they would exalt and give praise with the best him also in the congregation of member that I have. the people, and praise him in 2 Awake, thou. lute and the seat of the elders ! harp; I myself will awake

33 Who turneth the floods right early. into a wilderness, and drieth up 3 I will give thanks unto the water-springs.

thee, O LORD, among



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