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and malicious; take away his ungodliness, and thou shalt find none.
18 The LORD is King for ever and ever, and the heathen are perished out of the land. 19 LORD, thou hast heard the desire of the poor; thou preparest their heart, and thine ear hearkeneth thereto :
20 To help the fatherless and poor unto their right, that the man of the earth be no more exalted against them.
Psalm xi. In Domino confido.
IN N the LORD put I my trust; how say ye then to my soul, that she should flee as a bird unto the hill?
2 For lo, the ungodly bend their bow, and make ready their arrows within the quiver, that they may privily shoot at them which are true of heart.
3 For the foundations will be cast down; and what hath the righteous done?
4 The LORD is in his holy temple; the LORD'S seat is in heaven.
5 His eyes consider the poor, and his eyelids try the children of men.
6 The LORD alloweth the righteous: but the ungodly, and him that delighteth in wickedness, doth his soul abhor.
7 Upon the ungodly he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, storm and tempest: this shall be their portion to drink.
8 For the righteous LORD loveth right
eousness; his countenance will behold the thing that is just.
Psalm xii. Salvum me fac.
HELP me, LORD, for there is not one godly man left; for the faithful are minished from among the children of men.
2 They talk of vanity every one with his neighbour; they do but flatter with their lips, and dissemble in their double heart.
3 The LORD shall root out all deceitful lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud things:
4 Which have said, With our tongue will we prevail; we are they that ought to speak: who is lord over us?
5 Now, for the comfortless troubles' sake of the needy, and because of the deep sighing of the poor,
6 I will up, saith the LORD; and will help every one from him that swelleth against him, and will set him at rest.
7 The words of the LORD are pure words; even as the silver which from the earth is tried, and purified seven times in the fire.
8 Thou shalt keep them, O LORD; thou shalt preserve him from this generation for
9 The ungodly walk on every side: when
they are exalted, the children of men art put to rebuke.
Psalm xiii. Usque quo, Domine? HOW long wilt thou forget me, O LORD; for ev r? how long wilt thou hide thy face from me?
2 How long shall I seek counsel in my soul, and be so vexed in my heart? how long shall mine enemies triumph over me?
3 Consider, and hear me, O LORD my God; lighten mine eyes, that I sleep not in death;
4 Lest mine enemy say, I have prevailed against him for if I be cast down, they that trouble me will rejoice at it.
5 But thy trust is in thy mercy, and my heart is joyful in thy salvation.
6 I will sing of the LORD, because he hath dealt so lovingly with me; yea, I will praise the Name of the Lord most Highest.
Psalm xiv. Dixit insipiens. THE fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.
2 They are corrupt, and become abominable in their doings; there is none that doeth good, no not one.
3 The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that would understand, and seek after God:
4 But they are all gone out of the way,
they are altogether become abominable; there is none that doeth good, no not one.
5 Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues have they deceived: the poison of asps is under their lips.
6 Their mouth is full of cursing and bitterness; their feet are swift to shed blood.
7 Destruction and unhappiness is in their ways, and the way of peace have they not known; there is no fear of God before their eyes.
8 Have they no knowledge, that they are all such workers of mischief, eating up my people as it were bread, and call not upon the LORD?
9 There were they brought in great fear, even where no fear was; for God is in the generation of the righteous.
10 As for you, ye have made a mock at the counsel of the poor; because he putteth his trust in the LORD.
11 Who shall give salvation unto Israel out of Sion? When the LORD turneth the captivity of his people, then shall Jacob rejoice, and Israel shall be glad.
THE THIRD DAY.
Psalm xv. Domine, quis habitabit? LORD, who shall dwell in thy tabernacle? or who shall rest upon thy holy hill?
2 Even he that leadeth an uncorrupt life, and doeth the thing which is right, and speaketh the truth from his heart.
3 He that hath used no deceit in his tongue, nor done evil to his neighbour, and hath not slandered his neighbour.
4 He that setteth not by himself, but is lowly in his own eyes, and maketh much of them that fear the LORD.
5 He that sweareth unto his neighbour, and disappointeth him not, though it were to his own hindrance.
6 He that hath not given his money upon usury, nor taken reward against the innocent. 7 Whoso doeth these things shall never fall.
Conserva me, Domine. PRESERVE me, O God; for in thee have I put my trust.
2 O my soul, thou hast said unto the LORD, Thou art my God; my goods are nothing unto thee.
3 All my delight is upon the saints that are in the earth, and upon such as excel in virtue.
4 But they that run after another god shall have great trouble.
5 Their drink-offerings of blood will I not offer, neither make mention of their names within my lips.
6 The LORD himself is the portion of mine inheritance, and of my cup; thou shalt maintain my lot.