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18 For the poor shall not alway be forgotten; the patient abiding of the meek shall not perish for ever. 19 Up, LORD, and let not man have the upper hand; let the heathen be judged in thy sight.
20 Put them in fear, O LORD, that the heathen know themselves to be but men.
Psalm x. Ut quid, Domine?
HY standest thou so far off, O LORD, and hidest
2 The ungodly, for his own lust, doth persecute the poor: let them be taken in the crafty wiliness that they have imagined.
3 For the ungodly hath made boast of his own heart's desire, and speaketh good of the covetous, whom God abhorreth.
4 The ungodly is so proud, that he careth not for God, neither is God in all his thoughts,
5 His ways are alway grievous; thy judgments are far above out of his sight, and therefore defieth he all his enemies.
6 For he hath said in his heart, Tush! I shall never be cast down, there shall no harm happen unto me. 7 His mouth is full of cursing, deceit, and fraud; under his tongue is ungodliness and vanity.
8 He sitteth lurking in the thievish corners of the streets, and privily in his lurking dens doth he murder the innocent; his eyes are set against the poor.
9 For he lieth waiting secretly; even as a lion lurketh he in his den, that he may ravish the poor.
10 He doth ravish the poor, when he getteth him into his net.
11 He falleth down, and humbleth himself, that the congregation of the poor may fall into the hands of his captains.
12 He hath said in his heart, Tush! God hath forgotten; he hideth away his face, and he will never see it.
13 Arise, O LORD God, and lift up thine hand; forget not the poor.
14 Wherefore should the wicked blaspheme God, while he doth say in his heart, Tush! thou God carest not for it?
15 Surely thou hast seen it; for thou beholdest ungodliness and wrong,
16 That thou mayest take the matter into thy hand: the poor committeth himself unto thee; for thou art the helper of the friendless,
17 Break thou the power of the ungodly and malicious; take away his ungodliness, and thou shalt find
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.
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 righteousness; his countenance will behold the thing that is just.
Psalm xii. Salvum me fac.
ELP 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 ever.
9 The ungodly walk on every side: when they are exalted, the children of men are put to rebuke.
Psalm xiii. Usque quo, Domine?
Ow long wilt thou forget me, O LORD; for ever? 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 my 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.
HE 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 ? ORD, 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.