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7. When sentence is given upon him, let him be condemned ; and let his cry for mercy be of no effect.

8. Let his days be few and another take his office.

9. Let his children be fatherless and his wife a widow.

10. Let his children be continually vagabonds, and beg; and be cast out from their desolate habitations.

II. Let the extortioner ensnare all that he hath, and the stranger spoil his labour.

12. Let there be none to extend mercy to him; neither let there be any to favour his fatherless children.

13. Let his posterity be cut off, and in the generation following let their name be blotted out.

14. Let the iniquity of his fathers be remembered with the Lord, and let not the sin of his mother be done

away. 15. Let them be continually before the Lord, that he may cut off their memory from the earth.

16. Because he remembered not to fhew mercy, but persecuted the needy man; and the broken in heart, to slay him.

17. As he loved cursing, so let it come upon him; as he delighted not in blessing, so let it be far from him.

18. As he clothed himself with cursing as with a garment, so let it come into his bowels like water, and like oil into his bones.

19. Let it be unto him as the garment which covereth him, and for the girdle wherewith he is continually girded.

20. This is the reward of mine adversaries from the Lord, and of them that speak evil against my foul.

21. But deal thou with me, O Lord God, according unto thy name; because thy mercy is good, deliver me,

22. For I am helpless and afflicted, my heart is wounded within me.

23. I am departing like a shadow that declineth, I am driven here and there like the locust.

24. My knees are weak with fasting, and my Aesh faileth of fatness.

25. I am also become a reproach unto them i when they look upon me they shake their head,

26. Help me, O Lord my God, Oh save me according to thy mercy:

27. That they may know that this is thy hand; that thou, Lord, haft done it.

28. They shall curse, but bless thou; when they arise against me they shall be ashamed; but thy servant shall rejoice.

29. Mine adversaries shall be clothed with shame; and they shall cover themselves with their own confusion, as with a mantle.

30. I will greatly celebrate the Lord with my mouth, and I will praise him among the multitudes.

31. For he shall stand at the right hand of the wretched man, to save him from them that judge his life.


Morning Prayer.



This Psalm of David is a prophecy of Christ, and of

the extensive spiritual empire which he was to acquire in the world, by being victorious over bis most powerful enemies, and making idolatry and superstition fall before him,

1. JEHOVAH fạid unto my Lord, “Sit thou on my right hand until I make thine enemies thy footstool.

2. Jehovah shall send the sceptre of thy strength out of Sion; thou shalt rule in the midst of thine enemies.

3. Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy

power on the holy mountains : the dew of thy youth shall be more than that of the womb of the morning.

4. Jehovah hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou shalt be a priest for ever, after the likeness of Melchizedec.

5. The Lord at thy right hand, 0 Webovab, shall wound kings in the day of his wrath.

6. He shall judge the nations, he shall fill all places with dead bodies, he shall smite the heads throughout many countries.

7. Of the river in the way shall he drink; thus shall he lift up the head.


This. Pfalm commemorates the divine favours conferred

on the Israelitish people : it is one of the Alphabetical

1. I WILL praise the Lord with


whole heart; in the assembly of the upright and in the congregation.

2. The works of the Lord are great, fought out of all them that have pleasure in him.

3. Honour and glory are his due reward ; and his righteousness endureth for ever.

4. He hath fo done his marvellous works that they ought to be had in remembrance; the Lord is gracious and full of compassion.

5. He hath given food unto them that fear him; he will ever be mindful of his covenant.

6. He hath shewed unto the people the power of his deeds; by giving them the heritage of the nations.

7. The works of his hands are verity and judgment; all his commandments are sure.

8. They stand fast for ever and ever; and are done in truth and equity.

9. He sent redemption unto his people; he ordained his covenant for ever : holy and reverend is his name.

10. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom ; a good understanding have all they that do thereafter ; his praise endureth for ever.


Happiness cannot be obtained independently of the fear

of God and the study of virtue. This Psalm is alphabetical.

1, BLESSED is the man that feareth the Lord, that delighteth greatly in his commandments.

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