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15 The heathen are sunk down in the pit that they made; in the same net which they hid privily is their foot taken.

16 The LORD is known to execute judgment; the ungodly is trapped in the work of his own hands.

17 The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the people that forget God.

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 may know themselves to be but men.

Psalm x. Ut quid, Domine?

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HY standest thou so far off, O LORD, and hidest thy face in the needful time of trouble?

• 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 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 their heart, and thine ear hearkeneth thereto :

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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 righteousness; his countenance will behold the thing that is just.

Evening Prayer.

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 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?

How long wilt thou forget me, O LORD; for ever? how long

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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.

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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.

Morning Prayer.
Psalm xv. Domine, quis habitabu :

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.

Psalm xvi.

Conserva me, Domine.

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RESERVE 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.

7 The lot is fallen unto me in a fair ground; yea, I have a goodly heritage.

8 I will thank the LORD for giving me warning; my reins also chasten me in the night-season.

9 I have set God always before me; for he is on my right hand, therefore I shall not fall.

10 Wherefore my heart was glad, and my glory rejoiced: my flesh also shall rest in hope.

11 For why? thou shalt not leave my soul in hell; neither shalt thou suffer thy Holy One to see corruption.

12 Thou shalt show me the path of life: in thy presence is the fulness of joy, and at thy right hand there is pleasure for evermore

Psalm xvii. Exaudi, Domine.

EAR the right, O LORD, consider my complaint, and hearken unto my prayer, that goeth not out of feigned lips.

2 Let my sentence come forth from thy presence; and let thine look upon the thing that is equal.

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3 Thou hast proved and visited mine heart in the night-season; thou hast tried me, and shalt find no wickedness in me; for I am utterly purposed that my mouth shall not offend.

4 Because of men's works that are done against the words of thy lips, I have kept me from the ways of the destroyer.

5 O hold thou up my goings in thy paths, that my footsteps slip

not.

6 I have called upon thee, O God, for thou shalt hear me: incline thine ear to me, and hearken unto my words.

7 Show thy marvellous loving-kindness, thou that art the Saviour of them which put their trust in thee, from such as resist thy right hand.

8 Keep me as the apple of an eye; hide me under the shadow of thy wings,

9 From the ungodly, that trouble me; mine enemies compass He round about, to take away my soul.

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