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Psalm xxxiii. Exultate, justi.

EJOICE in the Lord, O ye righteous; for it becometh well the just to be thankful.

2 Praise the Lord with harp; sing praises unto him with the lute, and instrument of ten strings.

3 Sing unto the Lord a new song; sing praises lustily unto him with a good courage; 4 For the word of the Lord is true, and all his works are faithful.


5 He loveth righteousness and judgment; the earth is full of the goodness of the Lord.

6 By the word of the Lord were the heavens made, and all the hosts of them by the breath of his mouth.

7 He gathereth the waters of the sea together, as it were upon an heap; and layeth up the deep, as in a treasure-house.

8 Let all the earth fear the Lord: stand in awe of him, all ye that dwell in the world;

9 For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast.

10 The Lord bringeth the counsel of the heathen to naught, and maketh the devices of the people to be of none effect, and casteth out the counsels of princes.

11 The counsel of the Lord shall endure for ever, and the thoughts of his heart from generation to generation.

12 Blessed are the people whose God is the Lord Jehovah; and blessed are the folk that he hath chosen to him, to be his inherit


13 The Lord looked down from heaven, and beheld all the children of men; from the habitation of his dwelling, he considereth all them that dwell on the earth.

14 He fashioneth all the hearts of them, and understandeth all their works.

15 There is no king that can be saved by the multitude of an host; neither is any mighty man delivered by much strength.

16 A horse is counted but a vain thing to save a man; neither shall he deliver any man by his great strength.

17 Behold, the eye of the Lord is upon them that fear him, and upon them that put their trust in his mercy;

18 To deliver their soul from death, and to feed them in the time of dearth.

19 Our soul hath patiently tarried for the Lord; for he is our help and our shield.

20 For our heart shall rejoice in him; because we have hoped in his holy name.

21 Let thy merciful kindness, O Lord, be upon us, like as we do put our trust in thee.

Psalm xxxiv. Benedicam Domino.

WILL alway give thanks unto the Lord;
his praise shall ever be in my mouth.

2 My soul shall make her boast in the
Lord; the humble shall hear thereof, and be

3 O praise the Lord with me, and let us magnify his name together.

4 I sought the Lord, and he heard me; yea, he delivered me out of all my fear.

5 They had an eye unto him, and were lightened; and their faces were not ashamed.

6 Lo, the poor crieth, and the Lord heareth him; yea, and saveth him out of all his troubles.

7 The angel of the Lord tarrieth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.

8 O taste, and see, how gracious the Lord is blessed is the man that trusteth in him.

9 O fear the Lord, ye that are his saints; for they that fear him lack nothing.

10 The lions do lack, and suffer hunger; but they who seek the Lord shall want no manner of thing that is good.

11 Come, ye children, and hearken unto me; I will teach you the fear of the Lord.

12 What man is he that lusteth to live, and would fain see good days?

13 Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips, that they speak no guile.

14 Eschew evil, and do good; seek peace, and ensue it.

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15 The eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers.

16 The countenance of the Lord is against them that do evil, to root out the remembrance of them from the earth.

17 The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth them, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.

18 The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a contrite heart, and will save such as be of an humble spirit.

19 Great are the troubles of the righteous; but the Lord delivereth him out of all.

20 He keepeth all his bones, so that not one of them is broken.

21 But misfortune shall slay the ungodly; and they that hate the righteous shall be desolate.

22 The Lord delivereth the souls of his servants; and all they that put their trust in him shall not be destitute.

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3 Bring forth the spear, and stop the way against them that persecute me: say unto

my soul, I am thy salvation.

4 Let them be confounded, and put to shame, that seek after my soul; let them be turned back, and brought to confusion, that imagine mischief for me.

5 Let them be as the dust before the wind, and the angel of the Lord scattering them.

6 Let their way be dark and slippery, and let the angel of the Lord persecute them.




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7 For they have privily laid their net to destroy me without a cause; yea, even without a cause have they made a pit for my soul.

8 Let a sudden destruction come upon him unawares, and his net that he hath laid privily catch himself; that he may fall into his own mischief.

9 And my soul be joyful in the Lord; it shall rejoice in his salvation.

10 All my bones shall say, Lord, who is like unto thee, who deliverest the poor from him that is too strong for him; yea, the poor, and him that is in misery, from him that spoileth him?

11 False witnesses did rise up: they laid to my charge things that I knew not.

12 They rewarded me evil for good, to the great discomfort of my soul.

13 Nevertheless, when they were sick, I put on sackcloth, and humbled my soul with fasting, and my prayer shall turn into mine

own bosom.

14 I behaved myself as though it had been my friend or my brother; I went heavily, as one that mourneth for his mother.

15 But in mine adversity they rejoiced, and gathered themselves together; yea, the very abjects came together against me unawares, making mouths at me, and ceased not.

16 With the flatterers were busy mockers, who gnashed upon me with their teeth.

17 Lord, how long wilt thou look upon this? O deliver my soul from the calamities which they bring on me, and my darling from

the lions.

18 So will I give thee thanks in the great congregation; I will praise thee among much people.

19 O let not them that are mine enemies triumph over me ungodly; neither let them wink with their eyes, that hate me without

a cause.

20 And why? their communing is not for peace; but they imagine deceitful words against them that are quiet in the land.

21 They gaped upon me with their mouths, and said, Fie on thee, fie on thee, we saw it with our eyes.

22 This thou hast seen, O Lord; hold not thy tongue then; go not far from me, O Lord.

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