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18 To deliver their soul from death, and to feed them in the time of dearth.

19 Our soul hath patiently tarried for the Lord; for he is our help and our shield.

20 For our heart shall rejoice in him; because we have hoped in his holy name.

21 Let thy merciful kindness, O Lord, be upon us, like as we do put our trust in thee.

Psalm xxxiv. Benedicam Domino.


WILL alway give thanks unto the Lord; his praise shall ever be in my mouth.

2 My soul shall make her boast in the Lord; the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad.

3 O praise the Lord with me, and let us magnify his name together.

4 I sought the Lord, and he heard me; yea, he delivered me out of all my fear.

5 They had an eye unto him, and were lightened; and their faces were not ashamed.

6 Lo, the poor crieth, and the Lord heareth him; yea, and saveth him out of all his troubles.

7 The angel of the Lord tarrieth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.

8 O taste, and see, how gracious the Lord is: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.

9 O fear the Lord, ye that are his saints; for they that fear him lack nothing.

10 The lions do lack, and suffer hunger; but they who seek the Lord shall want no manner of thing that is good.

11 Come, ye children, and hearken unto me; I will teach you the fear of the Lord.

12 What man is he that lusteth to live, and would fain see good days?

13 Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips, that they speak no guile.

14 Eschew evil, and do good; seek peace, and ensue it.

15 The eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers.

16 The countenance of the Lord is against them that do evil, to root out the remembrance of them from the earth.

17 The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth them, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.

18 The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a contrite heart, and will save such as be of an humble spirit.

19 Great are the troubles of the righteous; but the Lord delivereth him out of all.

20 He keepeth all his bones, so that not one of them is broken.

21 But misfortune shall slay the ungodly; and they that hate the righteous shall be desolate.

22 The Lord delivereth the souls of his servants; and all they that put their trust in him shall not be destitute.

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Psalm xxxv. Judica me, Domine. LEAD thou my cause, O Lord, with them that strive with me, and fight thou against them that fight against me.

2 Lay hand upon the shield and buckler, and stand up to help me.

3 Bring forth the spear, and stop the way against them that persecute me: say unto

my soul, I am thy salvation.

4 Let them be confounded, and put to shame, that seek after my soul; let them be turned back, and brought to confusion, that imagine mischief for me.

5 Let them be as the dust before the wind, and the angel of the Lord scattering them.

6 Let their way be dark and slippery, and let the angel of the Lord persecute them.

7 For they have privily laid their net to destroy me without a cause; yea, even without a cause have they made a pit for my soul.

8 Let a sudden destruction come upon him unawares, and his net that he hath laid privily catch himself; that he may fall into his own mischief.

9 And my soul be joyful in the Lord; it shall rejoice in his salvation.

10 All my bones shall say, Lord, who is like unto thee, who deliverest the poor from him that is too strong for him; yea, the poor, and him that is in misery, from him that spoileth him?

11 False witnesses did rise up: they laid to my charge things that I knew not.

12 They rewarded me evil for good, to the great discomfort of my soul.

13 Nevertheless, when they were sick, I put on sackcloth, and humbled my soul with fasting, and my prayer shall turn into mine own bosom.

14 I behaved myself as though it had been my friend or my brother; I went heavily, as one that mourneth for his mother.

15 But in mine adversity they rejoiced, and gathered themselves together; yea, the very abjects came together against me unawares, making mouths at me, and ceased not.

16 With the flatterers were busy mockers, who gnashed upon me with their teeth.

17 Lord, how long wilt thou look upon this? O deliver my soul from the calamities which they bring on me, and my darling from the lions.

18 So will I give thee thanks in the great congregation; I will praise thee among much people.

19 O let not them that are mine enemies triumph over me ungodly; neither let them wink with their eyes, that hate me without

a cause.

20 And why? their communing is not for peace; but they imagine deceitful words against them that are quiet in the land.

21 They gaped upon me with their mouths, and said, Fie on thee, fie on thee, we saw it with our eyes.

22 This thou hast seen, O Lord; hold not thy tongue then; go not far from me, O Lord.

23 Awake, and stand up to judge my quarrel; avenge thou my cause, my God and my Lord.

24 Judge me, O Lord my God, according to thy righteousness, and let them not triumph over me.

25 Let them not say in their hearts, There, there, so would we have it; neither let them say, We have devoured him.

26 Let them be put to confusion and shame together, that rejoice at my trouble; let them be clothed with rebuke and dishonour, that boast themselves against me.

27 Let them be glad and rejoice, that favour my righteous dealing; yea, let them say alway, Blessed be the Lord, who hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant.

28 And as for my tongue, it shall be talking of thy righteousness, and of thy praise, all the day long.

Psalm xxxvi. Dixit injustus.

Y heart showeth me the wickedness of the ungodly, that there is no fear of God before his eyes.

2 For he flattereth himself in his own sight, until his abominable sin be found out.

3 The words of his mouth are unrighteous and full of deceit: he hath left off to behave himself wisely, and to do good.

4 He imagineth mischief upon his bed, and hath set himself in no good way; neither doth he abhor any thing that is evil.


5 Thy mercy, O Lord, reacheth unto the heavens, and thy faithfulness unto the clouds.

6 Thy righteousness standeth like the strong mountains: thy judgments are like the great deep.

7 Thou, Lord, shalt save both man and beast: how excellent is thy mercy, O God! and the children of men shall put their trust under the shadow of thy wings.

8 They shall be satisfied with the plenteousness of thy house; and thou shalt give them drink of thy pleasures, as out of the river. 9 For with thee is the well of life; and in thy light shall we see


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