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righteous dealing : yea, let them say alway, Blessed be the Lord, who hath pleasure in the prosperi'ty ! 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. M Y heart sheweth me the wickedness of the un
M godly : 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 un to the heavens : and thy faithful ness' un to the clouds.
6 Thy righteousness standeth like the strong mountains : thy judgements 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 sha'dow of thy | wings.
8 They shall be satisfied with the plenteousness of thy house : and thou shalt give them drink of thy pleasures, I as' out of the river.
9 For with thee is the well of life : and in thy | light shall we see | light.
10 O continue forth thy loving-kindness unto | them' that | know thee : and thy righteousness unto them that are | true' of heart.
11 0 let not the foot of pride come against me : and let not the hand of the un god'ly | casť me | down.
12 There are they fallen, alls that work | wickedness : they are cast down, and shall not be able to stand.
Day 7. Evening Prayer.
Psalm XXXVII. Noli æmulari. TRET not thyself because of the' un godly : neil ther be thou envious against the | e’vil | doers.
2 For they shall soon be cut down | like the | grass : and be withered | even' as the green | herb.
3 Put thou thy trust in the Lord, and be do'ing | good : dwell in the land, and | verily' thou shalt be | fed.
4 Delight thou | in' the Lord : and he shall give | thee' thy | heart's' de sire.
5 Commit thy way unto the Lord, and put thy | trust in | him : and he shall | bring it to / pass.
6 He shall make thy righteousness as clear | as' the | light : and thy just | deal’ing | as' the noonday.
7 Hold thee still in the Lord, and abide patiently | up'on | him : but grieve not thyself at him, whose way doth prosper, against the man that doeth af'ter | e'vil counsels.
8 Leave off from wrath, and let go' displeasure : fret not thyself, else shalt thou be mov'ed | to' do evil.
9 Wicked doers shall be | root'ed out : and they that patiently abide the Lord, I those' shall in heriť the land.
10 Yet a little while, and the ungodly shall be' clean | gone : thou shalt look after his place, and he' shall | be' alway.
11 But the meek-spirited shall possess' the || earth : and shall be refreshed in the multi tude of peace.
12 The ungodly seeketh counsel against the || just : and gnasheth upson' him | with his | teeth.
13 The Lord shall laugh him' to scorn : for he hath seen that his day' is coming.
14 The ungodly have drawn out the sword, and have | bent their bow : to cast down the poor and needy, and to slay such as are of | a' right | con'ver-11 sation.
15 Their sword shall go through | their own || heart : and their bow | shall be broken.
16 A small thing that the right'eous hath : is better than great riches' of the' un godly.
17 For the arms of the ungodly shall be broken : and the Lord' up holdeth' the righteous.
18 The Lord knoweth the days of the godly : and their inheritance shall'en dure' for ever.
19 They shall not be confounded in the perilous | time : and in the days of dearth | they shall | have enough.
20 As for the ungodly, they shall perish ; and the enemies of the Lord shall consume as the fat' of | lambs : yea, even as the smoke, shall | they con-|| sume a way:
21 The ungodly borroweth and payeth not again : but the righteous is mer'cisful, and | liberal.
22 Such as are blessed of God shall possess' the land : and they that are cursed of him | shall be root'ed out.
23 The Lord ordereth a | good' man’s | going : and maketh his way acceptable to him(self.
24 Though he fall, he shall not be cast alway : for the Lord up holdeth' him with his hand.
25 I have been young, and now' am old : and yet saw I never the righteous forsaken, nor his | seed' beg|ging' their | bread.
26 The righteous is ever | merciful,' and lendeth : and / -' his seed' is | blessed.
27 Flee from evil, and do the thing that is 11 good : and | dwell' for | e'ver|more.
28 For the Lord loveth the thing that is right : he forsaketh not his that be godly, but they are' pre served for ever.
29 The unrighteous | shall be punished : as for the seed of the ungodly, it shall be root'ed || out.
30 The righteous shall in herit' the land : and dwell there in' for ever.
31 The mouth of the righteous is exercised in || wisdom : and his tongue I will be talking' of | judgement.
32 The law of his God is | in' his heart : and his | go'ings / shall not | slide.
33 The ungodly | seeth' the righteous : and I seeketh' occasion' to slay him.
34 The Lord will not leave him in' his hand : nor condemn him' when he' is | judged.
35 Hope thou in the Lord, and keep his way, and he shall promote thee, that thou shalt possess the land : when the ungodly shall | per’ish, I thou shalt see it.
36 I myself have seen the ungodly | in' great | power : and flourishing | like'a green' bay- tree.
37 I went by, and lo, he was gone : I sought him, but his place could no where be found.
38 Keep innocency, and take heed unto the thing that is right : for that shall bring a man | peace - | at the last.
39 As for the transgressors, they shall | perish' together : and the end of the ungodly is, they shall be | rooted out at the last.
40 But the salvation of the righteous cometh of the Lord : who is also their strength | in' the time of trouble.
41 And the Lord shall stand by them, and save them : he shall deliver them from the ungodly, and shall save them, because they | put their | trust in! him.