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+THE HOLY BIBLE
+
+
+
+
+Translated from the Latin Vulgate
+
+
+Diligently Compared with the Hebrew, Greek,
+and Other Editions in Divers Languages
+
+
+THE OLD TESTAMENT
+First Published by the English College at Douay
+A.D. 1609 & 1610
+
+and
+
+THE NEW TESTAMENT
+First Published by the English College at Rheims
+A.D. 1582
+
+
+With Annotations
+
+
+The Whole Revised and Diligently Compared with
+the Latin Vulgate by Bishop Richard Challoner
+A.D. 1749-1752
+
+
+
+VOLUME II:  THE SECOND PART OF THE OLD TESTAMENT
+
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+HISTORY
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+
+This three volume e-text set comes from multiple editions of Challoner's
+revised Douay-Rheims Version of the Holy Bible.  The division of the Old
+Testaments into two parts follows the two tome format of the 1609/1610
+printing of the Old Testament.  In 1568 English exiles, many from
+Oxford, established the English College of Douay (Douai/Doway), Flanders,
+under William (later Cardinal) Allen.  In October, 1578, Gregory Martin
+began the work of preparing an English translation of the Bible for
+Catholic readers, the first such translation into Modern English.
+Assisting were William Allen, Richard Bristow, Thomas Worthington, and
+William Reynolds who revised, criticized, and corrected Dr. Martin's
+work.  The college published the New Testament at Rheims (Reims/Rhemes),
+France, in 1582 through John Fogny with a preface and explanatory notes,
+authored chiefly by Bristol, Allen, and Worthington.  Later the Old
+Testament was published at Douay in two parts (1609 and 1610) by Laurence
+Kellam through the efforts of Dr. Worthington, then superior of the
+seminary.  The translation had been prepared before the appearance of the
+New Testament, but the publication was delayed due to financial
+difficulties.  The religious and scholarly adherence to the Latin Vulgate
+text led to the less elegant and idiomatic words and phrases often found
+in the translation.  In some instances where no English word conveyed the
+full meaning of the Latin, a Latin word was Anglicized and its meaning
+defined in a glossary.  Although ridiculed by critics, many of these
+words later found common usage in the English language.  Spellings of
+proper names and the numbering of the Psalms are adopted from the Latin
+Vulgate.
+
+In 1749 Dr. Richard Challoner began a major revision of the Douay and
+Rheims texts, the spellings and phrasing of which had become increasingly
+archaic in the almost two centuries since the translations were first
+produced.  He modernized the diction and introduced a more fluid style,
+while faithfully maintaining the accuracy of Dr. Martin's texts.  This
+revision became the 'de facto' standard text for English speaking
+Catholics until the twentieth century.  It is still highly regarded by
+many for its style, although it is now rarely used for liturgical
+purposes.  The notes included in this electronic edition are generally
+attributed to Bishop Challoner.
+
+The 1610 printing of the second tome of the Old Testament includes an
+appendix containing the non-canonical books 'Prayer of Manasses,' 'Third
+Booke of Esdras,' and 'Fourth Booke of Esdras.'  While not part of
+Challoner's revision, the 1610 texts are placed in the appendices of
+Vol. II of this e-text set.  Also included are the original texts of two
+short books, 'The Prophecie of Abdias' (Vol. II) and 'The Catholike
+Epistle of Iude the Apostle' (Vol. III), to give the reader a sense of
+the language of the first editions in comparison to the Challoner
+revision.  Further background on the Douay-Rheims version may be found in
+a selection from the preface to the 1582 edition and the original
+glossary included in the appendices of Vol. III.
+
+
+
+
+CONTENTS
+
+
+The Second Part of the Old Testament
+
+  Book of Psalms
+  Book of Proverbs
+  Ecclesiastes
+  Solomon's Canticle of Canticles
+  Book of Wisdom
+  Ecclesiasticus
+  Prophecy of Isaias
+  Prophecy of Jeremias
+  Lamentations of Jeremias
+  Prophecy of Baruch
+  Prophecy of Ezechiel
+  Prophecy of Daniel
+  Prophecy of Osee
+  Prophecy of Joel
+  Prophecy of Amos
+  Prophecy of Abdias
+  Prophecy of Jonas
+  Prophecy of Micheas
+  Prophecy of Nahum
+  Prophecy of Habacuc
+  Prophecy of Sophonias
+  Prophecy of Aggeus
+  Prophecy of Zacharias
+  Prophecy of Malachias
+  First Book of Machabees
+  Second Book of Machabees
+
+
+Appendices
+
+  The Prayer of Manasses
+  The Third Booke of Esdras
+  The Fourth Booke of Esdras
+
+  The Prophecie of Abdias
+
+
+
+
+
+THE BOOK OF PSALMS
+
+
+
+The psalms are called by the Hebrews TEHILLIM, that is, Hymns of
+Praise.  The author, of a great part of them at least, was king David:
+but many are of opinion that some of them were made by Asaph, and
+others whose names are prefixed in the titles.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 1
+
+
+Beatus vir.
+
+The happiness of the just and the evil state of the wicked.
+
+1:1. Blessed is the man who hath not walked in the counsel of the
+ungodly, nor stood in the way of sinners, nor sat in the chair of
+pestilence:
+
+1:2. But his will is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he shall
+meditate day and night.
+
+1:3. And he shall be like a tree which is planted near the running
+waters, which shall bring forth its fruit, in due season.  And his leaf
+shall not fall off:  and all whatsoever he shall do shall prosper.
+
+1:4. Not so the wicked, not so:  but like the dust, which the wind
+driveth from the face of the earth.
+
+1:5. Therefore the wicked shall not rise again in judgment:  nor sinners
+in the council of the just.
+
+1:6. For the Lord knoweth the way of the just:  and the way of the
+wicked shall perish.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 2
+
+
+Quare fremuerunt.
+
+The vain efforts of persecutors against Christ and his church.
+
+2:1. Why have the Gentiles raged, and the people devised vain things?
+
+2:2. The kings of the earth stood up, and the princes met together,
+against the Lord, and against his Christ.
+
+2:3. Let us break their bonds asunder:  and let us cast away their yoke
+from us.
+
+2:4. He that dwelleth in heaven shall laugh at them:  and the Lord shall
+deride them.
+
+2:5. Then shall he speak to them in his anger, and trouble them in his
+rage.
+
+2:6. But I am appointed king by him over Sion, his holy mountain,
+preaching his commandment.
+
+2:7. The Lord hath said to me:  Thou art my son, this day have I
+begotten thee.
+
+2:8. Ask of me, and I will give thee the Gentiles for thy inheritance,
+and the utmost parts of the earth for thy possession.
+
+2:9. Thou shalt rule them with a rod of iron, and shalt break them in
+pieces like a potter's vessel.
+
+2:10. And now, O ye kings, understand:  receive instruction, you that
+judge the earth.
+
+2:11. Serve ye the Lord with fear:  and rejoice unto him with trembling.
+
+2:12. Embrace discipline, lest at any time the Lord be angry, and you
+perish from the just way.
+
+2:13. When his wrath shall be kindled in a short time, blessed are all
+they that trust in him.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 3
+
+
+Domine, quid multiplicati.
+
+The prophet's danger and delivery from his son Absalom:  mystically, the
+passion and resurrection of Christ.
+
+3:1. The psalm of David when he fled from the face of his son Absalom.
+
+3:2. Many say to my soul:  There is no salvation for him in his God.
+
+3:4. But thou, O Lord, art my protector, my glory, and the lifter up of
+my head.
+
+3:5. I have cried to the Lord with my voice:  and he hath heard me from
+his holy hill.
+
+3:6. I have slept and have taken my rest:  and I have risen up, because
+the Lord hath protected me.
+
+3:7. I will not fear thousands of the people surrounding me:  arise, O
+Lord; save me, O my God.
+
+3:8. For thou hast struck all them who are my adversaries without
+cause:  thou hast broken the teeth of sinners.
+
+3:9. Salvation is of the Lord:  and thy blessing is upon thy people.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 4
+
+
+Cum invocarem.
+
+The prophet teacheth us to flee to God in tribulation, with confidence
+in him.
+
+4:1. Unto the end, in verses.  A psalm for David.
+
+Unto the end. . .Or, as St. Jerome renders it, victori, to him that
+overcometh:  which some understand of the chief musician; to whom they
+suppose the psalms, which bear that title, were given to be sung:  we
+rather understand the psalms thus inscribed to refer to Christ, who is
+the end of the law, and the great conqueror of death and hell, and to
+the New Testament.--Ibid.  In verses, in carminibus. . .In the Hebrew, it
+is neghinoth, supposed by some to be a musical instrument, with which
+this psalm was to be sung.--Ibid.  For David, or to David. . .That is,
+inspired to David himself, or to be sung.
+
+4:2. When I called upon him, the God of my justice heard me:  when I was
+in distress, thou hast enlarged me.  Have mercy on me:  and hear my
+prayer.
+
+4:3. O ye sons of men, how long will you be dull of heart?  why do you
+love vanity, and seek after lying?
+
+4:4. Know ye also that the Lord hath made his holy one wonderful:  the
+Lord will hear me when I shall cry unto him.
+
+4:5. Be ye angry, and sin not:  the things you say in your hearts, be
+sorry for them upon your beds.
+
+4:6. Offer up the sacrifice of justice, and trust in the Lord:  many
+say, Who sheweth us good things?
+
+4:7. The light of thy countenance, O Lord, is signed upon us:  thou hast
+given gladness in my heart.
+
+4:8. By the fruit of their corn, their wine, and oil, they rest:
+
+4:9. In peace in the self same I will sleep, and I will rest:
+
+4:10. For thou, O Lord, singularly hast settled me in hope.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 5
+
+
+Verba mea auribul.
+
+A prayer to God against the iniquities of men.
+
+5:1. Unto the end, for her that obtaineth the inheritance.  A psalm for
+David.
+
+For her that obtaineth the inheritance. . .That is, for the church of
+Christ.
+
+5:2. Give ear, O Lord, to my words, understand my cry.
+
+5:3. Hearken to the voice of my prayer, O my King and my God.
+
+5:4. For to thee will I pray:  O Lord, in the morning thou shalt hear my
+voice.
+
+5:5. In the morning I will stand before thee, and I will see:  because
+thou art not a God that willest iniquity.
+
+5:6. Neither shall the wicked dwell near thee:  nor shall the unjust
+abide before thy eyes.
+
+5:7. Thou hatest all the workers of iniquity:  thou wilt destroy all
+that speak a lie.  The bloody and the deceitful man the Lord will abhor.
+
+5:8. But as for me in the multitude of thy mercy, I will come into thy
+house; I will worship towards thy holy temple, in thy fear.
+
+5:9. Conduct me, O Lord, in thy justice:  because of my enemies, direct
+my way in thy sight.
+
+5:10. For there is no truth in their mouth:  their heart is vain.
+
+5:11. Their throat is an open sepulchre:  they dealt deceitfully with
+their tongues:  judge them, O God.  Let them fall from their devices:
+according to the multitude of their wickednesses cast them out:  for
+they have provoked thee, O Lord.
+
+5:12. But let all them be glad that hope in thee:  they shall rejoice
+for ever, and thou shalt dwell in them.  And all they that love thy name
+shall glory in thee.
+
+5:13. For thou wilt bless the just.  O Lord, thou hast crowned us, as
+with a shield of thy good will.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 6
+
+
+Domine, ne in furore.
+
+A prayer of a penitent sinner, under the scourge of God.  The first
+penitential psalm.
+
+6:1. Unto the end, in verses, a psalm for David, for the octave.
+
+For the octave. . .That is, to be sung on an instrument of eight
+strings.  St. Augustine understands it mystically, of the last
+resurrection, and the world to come; which is, as it were, the octave,
+or eighth day, after the seven days of this mortal life:  and for this
+octave, sinners must dispose themselves, like David, by bewailing their
+sins, whilst they are here upon earth.
+
+6:2. O Lord, rebuke me not in thy indignation, nor chastise me in thy
+wrath.
+
+6:3. Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I am weak:  heal me, O Lord, for my
+bones are troubled.
+
+6:4. And my soul is troubled exceedingly:  but thou, O Lord, how long?
+
+6:5. Turn to me, O Lord, and deliver my soul:  O save me for thy mercy's
+sake.
+
+6:6. For there is no one in death, that is mindful of thee:  and who
+shall confess to thee in hell?
+
+6:7. I have laboured in my groanings, every night I will wash my bed:  I
+will water my couch with my tears.
+
+6:8. My eye is troubled through indignation:  I have grown old amongst
+all my enemies.
+
+6:9. Depart from em, all ye workers of iniquity:  for the Lord hath
+heard the voice of my weeping.
+
+6:10. The Lord hath heard my supplication:  the Lord hath received my
+prayer.
+
+6:11. Let all my enemies be ashamed, and be very much troubled:  let
+them be turned back, and be ashamed very speedily.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 7
+
+
+Domine, Deus meus.
+
+David, trusting in the justice of his cause, prayeth for God's help
+against his enemies.
+
+7:1. The psalm of David, which he sung to the Lord, for the words of
+Chusi, the son of Jemini.
+
+7:2. O Lord, my God, in thee have I put my trust; same me from all them
+that persecute me, and deliver me.
+
+7:3. Lest at any time he seize upon my soul like a lion, while there is
+no one to redeem me, nor to save.
+
+7:4. O Lord, my God, if I have done this thing, if there be iniquity in
+my hands:
+
+7:5. If I have rendered to them that repaid me evils, let me deservedly
+fall empty before my enemies.
+
+7:6. Let the enemy pursue my soul, and take it, and tread down my life,
+on the earth, and bring down my glory to the dust.
+
+7:7. Rise up, O Lord, in thy anger:  and be thou exalted in the borders
+of my enemies.  And arise, O Lord, my God, in the precept which thou
+hast commanded:
+
+7:8. And a congregation of people shall surround thee.  And for their
+sakes return thou on high.
+
+7:9. The Lord judgeth the people.  Judge me, O Lord, according to my
+justice, and according to my innocence in me.
+
+7:10. The wickedness of sinners shall be brought to nought; and thou
+shalt direct the just:  the searcher of hearts and reins is God.  Just
+
+7:11. Is my help from the Lord; who saveth the upright of heart.
+
+7:12. God is a just judge, strong and patient:  is he angry every day?
+
+7:13. Except you will be converted, he will brandish his sword; he hath
+bent his bow, and made it ready.
+
+7:14. And in it he hath prepared to instruments of death, he hath made
+ready his arrows for them that burn.
+
+For them that burn. . .That is, against the persecutors of his saints.
+
+7:15. Behold he hath been in labour with injustice:  he hath conceived
+sorrow, and brought forth iniquity.
+
+7:16. He hath opened a pit and dug it:  and he is fallen into the hole
+he made.
+
+7:17. His sorrow shall be turned on his own head:  and his iniquity
+shall come down upon his crown.
+
+7:18. I will give glory to the Lord according to his justice:  and will
+sing to the name of the Lord the most high.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 8
+
+
+Domine, Dominus noster.
+
+God is wonderful in his works; especially in mankind, singularly
+exalted by the incarnation of Christ.
+
+8:1. Unto the end, for the presses:  a psalm for David.
+
+The presses. . .In Hebrew, Gittith, supposed to be a musical instrument.
+
+8:2. O Lord, our Lord, how admirable is thy name in the whole earth!
+For thy magnificence is elevated above the heavens.
+
+8:3. Out of the mouth of infants and of sucklings thou hast perfected
+praise, because of thy enemies, that thou mayst destroy the enemy and
+the avenger.
+
+8:4. For I will behold thy heavens, the works of thy fingers:  the moon
+and the stars which thou hast founded.
+
+8:5. What is man, that thou art mindful of him?  or the son of man, that
+thou visitest him?
+
+8:6. Thou hast made him a little less than the angels, thou hast
+crowned him with glory and honour:
+
+8:7. And hast set him over the works of thy hands.
+
+8:8. Thou hast subjected all things under his feet, all sheep and oxen:
+moreover, the beasts also of the fields.
+
+8:9. The birds of the air, and the fishes of the sea, that pass through
+the paths of the sea.
+
+8:10. O Lord, our Lord, how admirable is thy name in the whole earth!
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 9
+
+
+Confitebor tibi, Domine.  The church praiseth God for his protection
+against her enemies.
+
+9:1. Unto the end, for the hidden things of the Son.  A psalm for David.
+
+The hidden things of the Son. . .The humility and sufferings of Christ,
+the Son of God; and of good Christians, who are his sons by adoption;
+are called hidden things, with regard to the children of this world,
+who know not the value and merit of them.
+
+9:2. I will give praise to thee, O Lord, with my whole heart:  I will
+relate all thy wonders.
+
+9:3. I will be glad, and rejoice in thee:  I will sing to thy name, O
+thou most high.
+
+9:4. When my enemy shall be turned back:  they shall be weakened, and
+perish before thy face.
+
+9:5. For thou hast maintained my judgment and my cause:  thou hast sat
+on the throne, who judgest justice.
+
+9:6. Thou hast rebuked the Gentiles, and the wicked one hath perished;
+thou hast blotted out their name for ever and ever.
+
+9:7. The swords of the enemy have failed unto the end:  and their cities
+thou hast destroyed.  Their memory hath perished with a noise:
+
+9:8. But the Lord remaineth for ever.  He hath prepared his throne in
+judgment:
+
+9:9. And he shall judge the world in equity, he shall judge the people
+in justice.
+
+9:10. And the Lord is become a refuge for the poor:  a helper in due
+time in tribulation.
+
+9:11. And let them trust in thee who know thy name:  for thou hast not
+forsaken them that seek thee, O Lord.
+
+9:12. Sing ye to the Lord, who dwelleth in Sion:  declare his ways among
+the Gentiles:
+
+9:13. For requiring their blood, he hath remembered them:  he hath not
+forgotten the cry of the poor.
+
+9:14. Have mercy on me, O Lord:  see my humiliation which I suffer from
+my enemies.
+
+9:15. Thou that liftest me up from the gates of death, that I may
+declare all thy praises in the gates of the daughter of Sion.
+
+9:16. I will rejoice in thy salvation:  the Gentiles have stuck fast in
+the destruction which they prepared.  Their foot hath been taken in the
+very snare which they hid.
+
+9:17. The Lord shall be known when he executeth judgments:  the sinner
+hath been caught in the works of his own hands.
+
+9:18. The wicked shall be turned into hell, all the nations that forget
+God.
+
+9:19. For the poor man shall not be forgotten to the end:  the patience
+of the poor shall not perish for ever.
+
+9:20. Arise, O Lord, let not man be strengthened:  let the Gentiles be
+judged in thy sight.
+
+9:21. Appoint, O Lord, a lawgiver over them:  that the Gentiles may know
+themselves to be but men.
+
+Here the late Hebrew doctors divide this psalm into two, making ver. 22
+the beginning of Psalm 10.  And again they join Psalms 146 and 147 into
+one, in order that the whole number of psalms should not exceed 150.
+And in this manner the psalms are numbered in the Protestant Bible.
+
+Psalm 10 according to the Hebrews.
+
+9a:1. Why, O Lord, hast thou retired afar off?  why dost thou slight us
+in our wants, in the time of trouble?
+
+9a:2. Whilst the wicked man is proud, the poor is set on fire:  they are
+caught in the counsels which they devise.
+
+9a:3. For the sinner is praised in the desires of his soul:  and the
+unjust man is blessed.
+
+9a:4. The sinner hath provoked the Lord, according to the multitude of
+his wrath, he will not seek him:
+
+9a:5. God is not before his eyes:  his ways are filthy at all times.  Thy
+judgments are removed form his sight:  he shall rule over all his
+enemies.
+
+9a:6. For he hath said in his heart:  I shall not be moved from
+generation to generation, and shall be without evil.
+
+9a:7. His mouth is full of cursing, and of bitterness, and of deceit:
+under his tongue are labour and sorrow.
+
+9a:8. He sitteth in ambush with the rich, in private places, that he may
+kill the innocent.
+
+9a:9. His eyes are upon the poor man:  he lieth in wait, in secret, like
+a lion in his den.  He lieth in ambush, that he may catch the poor man:
+so catch the poor, whilst he draweth him to him.
+
+9a:10. In his net he will bring him down, he will crouch and fall, when
+he shall have power over the poor.
+
+9a:11. For he hath said in his heart:  God hath forgotten, he hath turned
+away his face, not to see to the end.
+
+9a:12. Arise, O Lord God, let thy hand be exalted:  forget not the poor.
+
+9a:13. Wherefore hath the wicked provoked God?  for he hath said in his
+heart:  He will not require it.
+
+9a:14. Thou seest it, for thou considerest labour and sorrow:  that thou
+mayst deliver them into thy hands.  To thee is the poor man left:  thou
+wilt be a helper to the orphan.
+
+9a:15. Break thou the arm of the sinner and of the malignant:  his sin
+shall be sought, and shall not be found.
+
+9a:16. The Lord shall reign to eternity, yea, for ever and ever:  ye
+Gentiles shall perish from his land.
+
+9a:17. The Lord hath heard the desire of the poor:  thy ear hath heard
+the preparation of their heart.
+
+9a:18. To judge for the fatherless and for the humble, that man may no
+more presume to magnify himself upon earth.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 10
+
+
+In Domino confido.
+
+The just man's confidence in God in the midst of persecutions.
+
+10:1. Unto the end.  A psalm to David.
+
+10:2. In the Lord I put my trust:  how then do you say to my soul:  Get
+thee away from hence to the mountain, like a sparrow.
+
+10:3. For, lo, the wicked have bent their bow:  they have prepared their
+arrows in the quiver, to shoot in the dark the upright of heart.
+
+10:4. For they have destroyed the things which thou hast made:  but what
+has the just man done?
+
+10:5. The Lord is in his holy temple, the Lord's throne is in heaven.
+His eyes look on the poor man:  his eyelids examine the sons of men.
+
+10:6. The Lord trieth the just and the wicked:  but he that loveth
+iniquity, hateth his own soul.
+
+10:7. He shall rain snares upon sinners:  fire and brimstone, and storms
+of winds, shall be the portion of their cup.
+
+10:8. For the Lord is just, and hath loved justice:  his countenance
+hath beheld righteousness.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 11
+
+
+Salvum me fac.
+
+The prophet calls for God's help against the wicked.
+
+11:1. Unto the end:  for the octave, a psalm for David.
+
+11:2. Save me, O Lord, for there is now no saint:  truths are decayed
+from among the children of men.
+
+11:3. They have spoken vain things, every one to his neighbour:  with
+deceitful lips, and with a double heart have they spoken.
+
+11:4. May the Lord destroy all deceitful lips, and the tongue that
+speaketh proud things.
+
+11:5. Who have said:  We will magnify our tongue:  our lips are our own:
+who is Lord over us?
+
+11:6. By reason of the misery of the needy, and the groans of the poor,
+now will I arise, saith the Lord.  I will set him in safety:  I will deal
+confidently in his regard.
+
+11:7. The words of the Lord are pure words:  as silver tried by the
+fire, purged from the earth, refined seven times.
+
+11:8. Thou, O Lord, wilt preserve us:  and keep us from this generation
+for ever.
+
+11:9. The wicked walk round about:  according to thy highness, thou hast
+multiplied the children of men.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 12
+
+
+Usquequo, Domine.
+
+A prayer in tribulation.
+
+12:1. Unto the end, a psalm for David.  How long, O Lord, wilt thou
+forget me unto the end?  how long dost thou turn away thy face from me?
+
+12:2. How long shall I take counsels in my soul, sorrow in my heart all
+the day?
+
+12:3. How long shall my enemy be exalted over Me?
+
+12:4. Consider, and hear me, O Lord, my God.  Enlighten my eyes, that I
+never sleep in death:
+
+12:5. Lest at any time my enemy say:  I have prevailed against him.  They
+that trouble me, will rejoice when I am moved:
+
+12:6. But I have trusted in thy mercy.  My heart shall rejoice in thy
+salvation:  I will sing to the Lord, who giveth me good things:  yea, I
+will sing to the name of the Lord, the most high.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 13
+
+
+Dixit insipiens.
+
+The general corruption of man before our redemption by Christ.
+
+13:1. Unto the end, a psalm for David.  The fool hath said in his heart:
+There is no God.  They are corrupt, and are become abominable in their
+ways:  there is none that doth good, no not one.
+
+13:2. The Lord hath looked down from heaven upon the children of men,
+to see if there be any that understand and seek God.
+
+13:3. They are all gone aside, they are become unprofitable together:
+there is none that doth good:  no not one.  Their throat is an open
+sepulchre; with their tongues they acted deceitfully:  the poison of
+asps is under their lips.  Their mouth is full of cursing and
+bitterness; their feet are swift to shed blood.  Destruction and
+unhappiness in their ways; and the way of peace they have not known:
+there is no fear of God before their eyes.
+
+13:4. Shall not all they know that work iniquity, who devour my people
+as they eat bread?
+
+13:5. They have not called upon the Lord:  there have they trembled for
+fear, where there was no fear.
+
+13:6. For the Lord is in the just generation:  you have confounded the
+counsel of the poor man; but the Lord is his hope.
+
+13:7. Who shall give out of Sion the salvation of Israel?  when the Lord
+shall have turned away the captivity of his people, Jacob shall
+rejoice, and Israel shall be glad.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 14
+
+
+Domine, quis habitabit.
+
+What kind of men shall dwell in the heavenly Sion.
+
+14:1. A psalm for David.  Lord, who shall dwell in thy tabernacle?  or
+who shall rest in thy holy hill?
+
+14:2. He that walketh without blemish, and worketh justice:
+
+14:3. He that speaketh truth in his heart, who hath not used deceit in
+his tongue:  Nor hath done evil to his neighbour:  nor taken up a
+reproach against his neighbours.
+
+14:4. In his sight the malignant is brought to nothing:  but he
+glorifieth them that fear the Lord.  He that sweareth to his neighbour,
+and deceiveth not;
+
+14:5. He that hath not put out his money to usury, nortaken bribes
+against the innocent:  He that doth these things, shall not be moved for
+ever.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 15
+
+
+Conserva me, Domine.
+
+Christ's future victory and triumph over the world and death.
+
+15:1. The inscription of a title to David himself.  Preserve me, O Lord,
+for I have put my trust in thee.
+
+The inscription of a title. . .That is, of a pillar or monument,
+staylographia:  which is as much as to say, that this psalm is most
+worthy to be engraved on an everlasting monument.
+
+15:2. I have said to the Lord, thou art my God, for thou hast no need
+of my goods.
+
+15:3. To the saints, who are in his land, he hath made wonderful all my
+desires in them.
+
+15:4. Their infirmities were multiplied:  afterwards they made haste.  I
+will not gather together their meetings for bloodofferings:  nor will I
+be mindful of their names by my lips.
+
+15:5. The Lord is the portion of my inheritance and of my cup:  it is
+thou that wilt restore my inheritance to me.
+
+15:6. The lines are fallen unto me in goodly places:  for my inheritance
+is goodly to me.
+
+15:7. I will bless the Lord, who hath given me understanding:  moreover,
+my reins also have corrected me even till night.
+
+15:8. I set the Lord always in my sight:  for he is at my right hand,
+that I be not moved.
+
+15:9. Therefore my heart hath been glad, and my tongue hath rejoiced:
+moreover, my flesh also shall rest in hope.
+
+15:10. Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; nor wilt thou give
+thy holy one to see corruption.
+
+15:11. Thou hast made known to me the ways of life, thou shalt fill me
+with joy with thy countenance:  at thy right hand are delights even to
+the end.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 16
+
+
+Exaudi, Domine, justitiam.
+
+A just man's prayer in tribulation against the malice of his enemy.
+
+16:1. The prayer of David.  Hear, O Lord, my justice:  attend to my
+supplication.  Give ear unto my prayer, which proceedeth not from
+deceitful lips.
+
+16:2. Let my judgment come forth from thy countenance:  let thy eyes
+behold the things that are equitable.
+
+16:3. Thou hast proved my heart, and visited it by night, thou hast
+tried me by fire:  and iniquity hath not been found in me.
+
+16:4. That my mouth may not speak the works of men:  for the sake of the
+words of thy lips, I have kept hard ways.
+
+16:5. Perfect thou my goings in thy paths:  that my footsteps be not
+moved.
+
+16:6. I have cried to thee, for thou, O God, hast heard me:  O incline
+thy ear unto me, and hear my words.
+
+16:7. Shew forth thy wonderful mercies; thou who savest them that trust
+in thee.
+
+16:8. From them that resist thy right hand keep me, as the apple of thy
+eye.  Protect me under the shadow of thy wings.
+
+16:9. From the face of the wicked who have afflicted me.  My enemies
+have surrounded my soul:
+
+16:10. They have shut up their fat:  their mouth hath spoken proudly.
+
+Their fat. . .That is, their bowels of compassion:  for they have none
+for me.
+
+16:11. They have cast me forth, and now they have surrounded me:  they
+have set their eyes bowing down to the earth.
+
+16:12. They have taken me, as a lion prepared for the prey; and as a
+young lion dwelling in secret places.
+
+16:13. Arise, O Lord, disappoint him and supplant him; deliver my soul
+from the wicked one; thy sword
+
+16:14. From the enemies of thy hand.  O Lord, divide them from the few
+of the earth in their life:  their belly is filled from thy hidden
+stores.  They are full of children:  and they have left to their little
+ones the rest of their substance.
+
+Divide them from the few, etc. . .That is, cut them off from the earth,
+and the few trifling things thereof; which they are so proud of, or
+divide them from the few; that is, from thy elect, who are but few;
+that they may no longer have it in their power to oppress them.  It is
+not meant by way of a curse or imprecation; but, as many other the like
+passages in the psalms, by way of a prediction, or prophecy of what
+should come upon them, in punishment of their wickedness.  Ibid.  Thy
+hidden stores. . .Thy secret treasures, out of which thou furnishest
+those earthly goods, which, with a bountiful hand thou hast distributed
+both to the good and the bad.
+
+16:15. But as for me, I will appear before thy sight in justice:  I
+shall be satisfied when thy glory shall appear.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 17
+
+
+Diligam te, Domine.
+
+David's thanks to God for his delivery from all his enemies.
+
+17:1. Unto the end, for David, the servant of the Lord, who spoke to
+the Lord the words of this canticle, in the day that the Lord delivered
+him from the hand of all his enemies, and from the hand of Saul:  and he
+said:
+
+17:2. I will love thee, O Lord, my strength:
+
+17:3. The Lord is my firmament, my refuge, and my deliverer.  My God is
+my helper, and in him will I put my trust.  My protector, and the horn
+of my salvation, and my support.
+
+17:4. Praising, I will call upon the Lord:  and I shall be saved from my
+enemies.
+
+17:5. The sorrows of death surrounded me:  and the torrents of iniquity
+troubled me.
+
+17:6. The sorrows of hell encompassed me:  and the snares of death
+prevented me.
+
+17:7. In my affliction I called upon the Lord, and I cried to my God:
+And he heard my voice from his holy temple:  and my cry before him came
+into his ears.
+
+17:8. The earth shook and trembled:  the foundations of the mountains
+were troubled and were moved, because he was angry with them.
+
+17:9. There went up a smoke in his wrath:  and a fire flamed from his
+face:  coals were kindled by it.
+
+17:10. He bowed the heavens, and came down, and darkness was under his
+feet.
+
+17:11. And he ascended upon the cherubim, and he flew; he flew upon the
+wings of the winds.
+
+17:12. And he made darkness his covert, his pavilion round about him:
+dark waters in the clouds of the air.
+
+17:13. At the brightness that was before him the clouds passed, hail
+and coals of fire.
+
+17:14. And the Lord thundered from heaven, and the Highest gave his
+voice:  hail and coals of fire.
+
+17:15. And he sent forth his arrows, and he scattered them:  he
+multiplied lightnings, and troubled them.
+
+17:16. Then the fountains of waters appeared, and the foundations of
+the world were discovered:  At thy rebuke, O Lord, at the blast of the
+spirit of thy wrath.
+
+17:17. He sent from on high, and took me:  and received me out of many
+waters.
+
+17:18. He delivered me from my strongest enemies, and from them that
+hated me:  for they were too strong for me.
+
+17:19. They prevented me in the day of my affliction:  and the Lord
+became my protector.
+
+17:20. And he brought me forth into a large place:  he saved me, because
+he was well pleased with me.
+
+17:21. And the Lord will reward me according to my justice; and will
+repay me according to the cleanness of my hands:
+
+17:22. Because I have kept the ways of the Lord; and have not done
+wickedly against my God.
+
+17:23. For all his judgments are in my sight:  and his justices I have
+not put away from me.
+
+17:24. And I shall be spotless with him:  and shall keep myself from my
+iniquity.
+
+17:25. And the Lord will reward me according to my justice:  and
+according to the cleanness of my hands before his eyes.
+
+17:26. With the holy thou wilt be holy; and with the innocent man thou
+wilt be innocent:
+
+17:27. And withe the elect thou wilt be elect:  and with the perverse
+thou wilt be perverted.
+
+17:28. For thou wilt save the humble people; but wilt bring down the
+eyes of the proud.
+
+17:29. For thou lightest my lamp, O Lord:  O my God, enlighten my
+darkness.
+
+17:30. For by thee I shall be delivered from temptation; and through my
+God I shall go over a wall.
+
+17:31. As for my God, his way is undefiled:  the words of the Lord are
+fire-tried:  he is the protector of all that trust in him.
+
+17:32. For who is God but the Lord?  or who is God but our God?
+
+17:33. God, who hath girt me with strength; and made my way blameless.
+
+17:34. Who hath made my feet like the feet of harts:  and who setteth me
+upon high places.
+
+17:35. Who teacheth my hands to war:  and thou hast made my arms like a
+brazen bow.
+
+17:36. And thou hast given me the protection of thy salvation:  and thy
+right hand hath held me up:  And thy discipline hath corrected me unto
+the end:  and thy discipline, the same shall teach me.
+
+17:37. Thou hast enlarged my steps under me; and my feet are not
+weakened.
+
+17:38. I will pursue after my enemies, and overtake them:  and I will
+not turn again till they are consumed.
+
+17:39. I will break them, and they shall not be able to stand:  they
+shall fall under my feet.
+
+17:40. And thou hast girded me with strength unto battle; and hast
+subdued under me them that rose up against me.
+
+17:41. And thou hast made my enemies furn their back upon me, and hast
+destroyed them that hated me.
+
+17:42. They cried, but there was none to save them, to the Lord:  but he
+heard them not.
+
+17:43. And I shall beat them as small as the dust before the wind; I
+shall bring them to nought, like the dirt in the streets.
+
+17:44. Thou wilt deliver me from the contradictions of the people; thou
+wilt make me head of the Gentiles.
+
+17:45. A people which I knew not, hath served me:  at the hearing of the
+ear they have obeyed me.
+
+17:46. The children that are strangers have lied to me, strange
+children have faded away, and have halted from their paths.
+
+17:47. The Lord liveth, and blessed by my God, and let the God of my
+salvation be exalted.
+
+17:48. O God, who avengest me, and subduest the people under me, my
+deliverer from my enraged enemies.
+
+17:49. And thou wilt lift me up above them that rise up against me:
+from the unjust man thou wilt deliver me.
+
+17:50. Therefore will I give glory to thee, O Lord, among the nations,
+and I will sing a psalm to thy name.
+
+17:51. Giving great deliverance to his king, and shewing mercy to
+David, his anointed:  and to his seed for ever.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 18
+
+
+Coeli enarrant.
+
+The works of God shew forth his glory:  his law is greatly to be
+esteemed and loved.
+
+18:1. Unto the end.  A Psalm for David.
+
+18:2. The heavens shew forth the glory of God, and the firmament
+declareth the work of his hands.
+
+18:3. Day to day uttereth speech, and night to night sheweth knowledge.
+
+18:4. There are no speeches nor languages, where their voices are not
+heard.
+
+18:5. Their sound hath gone forth into all the earth:  and their words
+unto the ends of the world.
+
+18:6. He hath set his tabernacle in the sun:  and he as a bridegroom
+coming out of his bridechamber, Hath rejoiced as a giant to run the
+way:
+
+18:7. His going out is from the end of heaven, And his circuit even to
+the end thereof:  and there is no one that can hide himself from his
+heat.
+
+18:8. The law of the Lord is unspotted, converting souls:  the testimony
+of the Lord is faithful, giving wisdom to little ones.
+
+18:9. The justices of the Lord are right, rejoicing hearts:  the
+commandment of the Lord is lightsome, enlightening the eyes.
+
+18:10. The fear of the Lord is holy, enduring for ever and ever:  the
+judgments of the Lord are true, justified in themselves.
+
+18:11. More to be desired than gold and many precious stones:  and
+sweeter than honey and the honeycomb.
+
+18:12. For thy servant keepeth them, and in keeping them there is a
+great reward.
+
+18:13. Who can understand sins?  from my secret ones cleanse me, O Lord:
+
+18:14. And from those of others spare thy servant.  If they shall have
+no dominion over me, then shall I be without spot:  and I shall be
+cleansed form the greatest sin.
+
+18:15. And the words of my mouth shall be such as may please:  and the
+meditation of my heart always in thy sight.  O Lord, my helper and my
+Redeemer.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 19
+
+
+Exaudiat te Dominus.
+
+A prayer for the king.
+
+19:1. Unto the end.  A psalm for David.
+
+19:2. May the Lord hear thee in the day of tribulation:  may the name of
+the God of Jacob protect thee.
+
+19:3. May he send thee help from the sanctuary:  and defend thee out of
+Sion.
+
+19:4. May he be mindful of all thy sacrifices:  and may thy whole
+burntoffering be made fat.
+
+19:5. May he give thee according to thy own heart; and confirm all thy
+counsels.
+
+19:6. We will rejoice in thy salvation; and in the name of our God we
+shall be exalted.
+
+19:7. The Lord fulfil all thy petitions:  now have I known that the Lord
+hath saved his anointed.  He will hear him from his holy heaven:  the
+salvation of his right hand is in powers.
+
+The salvation of his right hand is in powers. . .That is, in strength.
+His right hand is strong and mighty to save them that trust in him.
+
+19:8. Some trust in chariots, and some in horses:  but we will call upon
+the name of the Lord, our God.
+
+19:9. They are bound, and have fallen:  but we are risen, and are set
+upright.  O Lord, save the king:  and hear us in the day that we shall
+call upon thee.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 20
+
+
+Domine, in virtute.
+
+Praise to God for Christ's exaltation after his passion.
+
+20:1. Unto the end.  A psalm for David.
+
+20:2. In thy strength, O Lord, the king shall joy; and in thy salvation
+he shall rejoice exceedingly.
+
+20:3. Thou hast given him his heart's desire:  and hast not withholden
+from him the will of his lips.
+
+20:4. For thou hast prevented him with blessings of sweetness:  thou
+hast set on his head a crown of precious stones.
+
+20:5. He asked life of thee:  and thou hast given him length of days for
+ever and ever.
+
+20:6. His glory is great in thy salvation:  glory and great beauty shalt
+thou lay upon him.
+
+20:7. For thou shalt give him to be a blessing for ever and ever:  thou
+shalt make him joyful in gladness with thy countenance.
+
+20:8. For the king hopeth in the Lord:  and through the mercy of the
+most High he shall not be moved.
+
+20:9. Let thy hand be found by all thy enemies:  let thy right hand find
+out all them that hate thee.
+
+20:10. Thou shalt make them as an oven of fire, in the time of thy
+anger:  the Lord shall trouble them in his wrath, and fire shall devour
+them.
+
+20:11. Their fruit shalt thou destroy from the earth:  and their seed
+from among the children of men.
+
+20:12. For they have intended evils against thee:  they have devised
+counsels which they have not been able to establish.
+
+20:13. For thou shalt make them turn their back:  in thy remnants thou
+shalt prepare their face.
+
+In thy remnants thou shalt prepare their face. . .Or thou shalt set thy
+remnants against their faces.  That is, thou shalt make them see what
+punishments remain for them hereafter from thy justice.  Instead of
+remnants, St. Jerome renders it funes, that is, cords or strings, viz.,
+of the bow of divine justice, from which God directs his arrows against
+the faces of his enemies.
+
+20:14. Be thou exalted, O Lord, in thy own strength:  we will sing and
+praise thy power.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 21
+
+
+Deus Deus meus.
+
+Christ's passion:  and the conversion of the Gentiles.
+
+21:1. Unto the end, for the morning protection, a psalm for David.
+
+21:2. O God my God, look upon me:  why hast thou forsaken me?  Far from
+my salvation are the words of my sins.
+
+The words of my sins. . .That is, the sins of the world, which I have
+taken upon myself, cry out against me, and are the cause of all my
+sufferings.
+
+21:3. O my God, I shall cry by day, and thou wilt not hear:  and by
+night, and it shall not be reputed as folly in me.
+
+21:4. But thou dwellest in the holy place, the praise of Israel.
+
+21:5. In thee have our fathers hoped:  they have hoped, and thou hast
+delivered them.
+
+21:6. They cried to thee, and they were saved:  they trusted in thee,
+and were not confounded.
+
+21:7. But I am a worm, and no man:  the reproach of men, and the outcast
+of the people.
+
+21:8. All they that saw me have laughed me to scorn:  they have spoken
+with the lips, and wagged the head.
+
+21:9. He hoped in the Lord, let him deliver him:  let him save him,
+seeing he delighteth in him.
+
+21:10. For thou art he that hast drawn me out of the womb:  my hope from
+the breasts of my mother.
+
+21:11. I was cast upon thee from the womb.  From my mother's womb thou
+art my God,
+
+21:12. Depart not from me.  For tribulation is very near:  for there is
+none to help me.
+
+21:13. Many calves have surrounded me:  fat bulls have besieged me.
+
+21:14.They have opened their mouths against me, as a lion ravening and
+roaring.
+
+21:15. I am poured out like water; and all my bones are scattered.  My
+heart is become like wax melting in the midst of my bowels.
+
+21:16. My strength is dried up like a potsherd, and my tongue hath
+cleaved to my jaws:  and thou hast brought me down into the dust of
+death.
+
+21:17. For many dogs have encompassed me:  the council of the malignant
+hath besieged me.  They have dug my hands and feet.
+
+21:18. They have numbered all my bones.  And they have looked and stared
+upon me.
+
+21:19. They parted my garments amongst them; and upon my vesture they
+cast lots.
+
+21:20. But thou, O Lord, remove not thy help to a distance from me;
+look towards my defence.
+
+21:21. Deliver, O God, my soul from the sword:  my only one from the
+hand of the dog.
+
+21:22. Save me from the lion's mouth; and my lowness from the horns of
+the unicorns.
+
+21:23. I will declare thy name to my brethren:  in the midst of the
+church will I praise thee.
+
+21:24. Ye that fear the Lord, praise him:  all ye the seed of Jacob,
+glorify him.
+
+21:25. Let all the seed of Israel fear him:  because he hath not
+slighted nor despised the supplication of the poor man.  Neither hath he
+turned away his face form me:  and when I cried to him he heard me.
+
+21:26. With thee is my praise in a great church:  I will pay my vows in
+the sight of them that fear him.
+
+21:27. The poor shall eat and shall be filled:  and they shall praise
+the Lord that seek him:  their hearts shall live for ever and ever.
+
+21:28. All the ends of the earth shall remember, and shall be converted
+to the Lord:  And all the kindreds of the Gentiles shall adore in his
+sight.
+
+21:29. For the kingdom is the Lord's; and he shall have dominion over
+the nations.
+
+21:30. All the fat ones of the earth have eaten and have adored:  all
+they that go down to the earth shall fall before him.
+
+21:31. And to him my soul shall live:  and my seed shall serve him.
+
+21:32. There shall be declared to the Lord a generation to come:  and
+the heavens shall shew forth his justice to a people that shall be
+born, which the Lord hath made.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 22
+
+
+Dominus regit me.
+
+God's spiritual benefits to faithful souls.
+
+22:1. A psalm for David.  The Lord ruleth me:  and I shall want nothing.
+
+Ruleth me. . .In Hebrew, Is my shepherd, viz., to feed, guide, and
+govern me.
+
+22:2. He hath set me in a place of pasture.  He hath brought me up, on
+the water of refreshment:
+
+22:3. He hath converted my soul.  He hath led me on the paths of
+justice, for his own name's sake.
+
+22:4. For though I should walk in the midst of the shadow of death, I
+will fear no evils, for thou art with me.  Thy rod and thy staff, they
+have comforted me.
+
+22:5. Thou hast prepared a table before me against them that afflict
+me.  Thou hast anointed my head with oil; and my chalice which
+inebreateth me, how goodly is it!
+
+22:6. And thy mercy will follow me all the days of my life.  And that I
+may dwell in the house of the Lord unto length of days.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 23
+
+
+Domini est terra.
+
+Who are they that shall ascend to heaven:  Christ's triumphant ascension
+thither.
+
+23:1. On the first day of the week, a psalm for David.  The earth is the
+Lord's and the fulness thereof:  the world, and all they that dwell
+therein.
+
+23:2. For he hath founded it upon the seas; and hath prepared it upon
+the rivers.
+
+23:3. Who shall ascend into the mountain of the Lord:  or who shall
+stand in his holy place?
+
+23:4. The innocent in hands, and clean of heart, who hath not taken his
+soul in vain, nor sworn deceitfully to his neighbour.
+
+23:5. He shall receive a blessing from the Lord, and mercy from God his
+Saviour.
+
+23:6. This is the generation of them that seek him, of them that seek
+the face of the God of Jacob.
+
+23:7. Lift up your gates, O ye princes, and be ye lifted up, O eternal
+gates:  and the King of Glory shall enter in.
+
+23:8. Who is this King of Glory?  the Lord who is strong and mighty:  the
+Lord mighty in battle.
+
+23:9. Lift up your gates, O ye princes, and be ye lifted up, O eternal
+gates:  and the King of Glory shall enter in.
+
+23:10. Who is this King of Glory?  the Lord of hosts, he is the King of
+Glory.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 24
+
+
+Ad te, Domine, levavi.
+
+A prayer for grace, mercy, and protection against our enemies.
+
+24:1. Unto the end, a psalm for David.  To thee, O Lord, have I lifted
+up my soul.
+
+24:2. In thee, O my God, I put my trust; let me not be ashamed.
+
+24:3. Neither let my enemies laugh at me:  for none of them that wait on
+thee shall be confounded.
+
+24:4. Let all them be confounded that act unjust things without cause.
+Shew, O Lord, thy ways to me, and teach me thy paths.
+
+24:5. Direct me in thy truth, and teach me; for thou art God my
+Saviour; and on thee have I waited all the day long.
+
+24:6. Remember, O Lord, thy bowels of compassion; and thy mercies that
+are from the beginning of the world.
+
+24:7. The sins of my youth and my ignorances do not remember.  According
+to thy mercy remember thou me:  for thy goodness' sake, O Lord.
+
+24:8. The Lord is sweet and righteous:  therefore he will give a law to
+sinners in the way.
+
+24:9. He will guide the mild in judgment:  he will teach the meek his
+ways.
+
+24:10. All the ways of the Lord are mercy and truth, to them that seek
+after his covenant and his testimonies.
+
+24:11. For thy name's sake, O Lord, thou wilt pardon my sin:  for it is
+great.
+
+24:12. Who is the man that feareth the Lord?  He hath appointed him a
+law in the way he hath chosen.
+
+24:13. His soul shall dwell in good things:  and his seed shall inherit
+the land.
+
+24:14. The Lord is a firmament to them that fear him:  and his covenant
+shall be made manifest to them.
+
+24:15. My eyes are ever towards the Lord:  for he shall pluck my feet
+out of the snare.
+
+24:16. Look thou upon me, and have mercy on me; for I am alone and
+poor.
+
+24:17. The troubles of my heart are multiplied:  deliver me from my
+necessities.
+
+24:18. See my abjection and my labour; and forgive me all my sins.
+
+24:19. Consider my enemies for they are multiplied, and have hated me
+with an unjust hatred.
+
+24:20. Deep thou my soul, and deliver me:  I shall not be ashamed, for I
+have hoped in thee.
+
+24:21. The innocent and the upright have adhered to me:  because I have
+waited on thee.
+
+24:22. Deliver Israel, O God, from all his tribulations.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 25
+
+
+Judica me, Domine.
+
+David's prayer to God in his distress, to be delivered, that he may
+come to worship him in his tabernacle.
+
+25:1. Unto the end, a psalm for David.  Judge me, O Lord, for I have
+walked in my innocence:  and I have put my trust in the Lord, and shall
+not be weakened.
+
+25:2. Prove me, O Lord, and try me; burn my reins and my heart.
+
+25:3. For thy mercy is before my eyes; and I am well pleased with thy
+truth.
+
+25:4. I have not sat with the council of vanity:  neither will I go in
+with the doers of unjust things.
+
+25:5. I have hated the assembly of the malignant; and with the wicked I
+will not sit.
+
+25:6. I will wash my hands among the innocent; and will compass thy
+altar, O Lord:
+
+25:7. That I may hear the voice of thy praise:  and tell of all thy
+wondrous works.
+
+25:8. I have loved, O Lord, the beauty of thy house; and the place
+where thy glory dwelleth.
+
+25:9. Take not away my soul, O God, with the wicked:  nor my life with
+bloody men:
+
+25:10. In whose hands are iniquities:  their right hand is filled with
+gifts.
+
+25:11. But as for me, I have walked in my innocence:  redeem me, and
+have mercy on me.
+
+25:12. My foot hath stood in the direct way:  in the churches I will
+bless thee, O Lord.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 26
+
+
+Dominus illuminatio.
+
+David's faith and hope in God.
+
+26:1. The psalm of David before he was anointed.  The Lord is my light
+and my salvation, whom shall I fear?  The Lord is the protector of my
+life:  of whom shall I be afraid?
+
+26:2. Whilst the wicked draw near against me, to eat my flesh.  My
+enemies that trouble me, have themselves been weakened, and have
+fallen.
+
+26:3. If armies in camp should stand together against me, my heart
+shall not fear.  If a battle should rise up against me, in this will I
+be confident.
+
+26:4. One thing I have asked of the Lord, this will I seek after; that
+I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life.  That I
+may see the delight of the Lord, and may visit his temple.
+
+26:5. For he hath hidden me in his tabernacle; in the day of evils, he
+hath protected me in the secret place of his tabernacle.
+
+26:6. He hath exalted me upon a rock:  and now he hath lifted up my head
+above my enemies.  I have gone round, and have offered up in his
+tabernacle a sacrifice of jubilation:  I will sing, and recite a psalm
+to the Lord.
+
+26:7. Hear, O Lord, my voice, with which I have cried to thee:  have
+mercy on me and hear me.
+
+26:8. My heart hath said to thee:  My face hath sought thee:  thy face, O
+Lord, will I still seek.
+
+26:9. Turn not away thy face from me; decline not in thy wrath from thy
+servant.  Be thou my helper, forsake me not; do not thou despise me, O
+God my Saviour.
+
+26:10. For my father and my mother have left me:  but the Lord hath
+taken me up.
+
+26:11. Set me, O Lord, a law in thy way, and guide me in the right
+path, because of my enemies.
+
+26:12. Deliver me not over to the will of them that trouble me; for
+unjust witnesses have risen up against me; and iniquity hath lied to
+itself.
+
+26:13. I believe to see the good things of the Lord in the land of the
+living.
+
+26:14. Expect the Lord, do manfully, and let thy heart take courage,
+and wait thou for the Lord.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 27
+
+
+Ad te, Domine, clamabo.
+
+David's prayer that his enemies may not prevail over him.
+
+27:1. A psalm for David himself.  Unto thee will I cry, O Lord:  O my
+God, be not thou silent to me:  lest if thou be silent to me, I become
+like them that go down into the pit.
+
+27:2. Hear, O Lord, the voice of my supplication, when I pray to thee;
+when I lift up my hands to thy holy temple.
+
+27:3. Draw me not away together with the wicked; and with the workers
+of iniquity destroy me not:  Who speak peace with their neighbour, but
+evils are in their hearts.
+
+27:4. Give them according to their works, and according to the
+wickedness of their inventions.  According to the works of their hands
+give thou to them:  render to them their reward.
+
+27:5. Because they have not understood the works of the Lord, and the
+operations of his hands:  thou shalt destroy them, and shalt not build
+them up.
+
+27:6. Blessed be the Lord, for he hath heard the voice of my
+supplication.
+
+27:7. The Lord is my helper and my protector:  in him hath my heart
+confided, and I have been helped.  And my flesh hath flourished again,
+and with my will I will give praise to him.
+
+27:8. The Lord is the strength of his people, and the protector of the
+salvation of his anointed.
+
+27:9. Save, O Lord, thy people, and bless thy inheritance:  and rule
+them and exalt them for ever.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 28
+
+
+Afferte Domino.
+
+An invitation to glorify God, with a commemoration of his mighty works.
+
+28:1. A psalm for David, at the finishing of the tabernacle.  Bring to
+the Lord, O ye children of God:  bring to the Lord the offspring of
+rams.
+
+28:2. Bring to the Lord glory and honour:  bring to the Lord glory to
+his name:  adore ye the Lord in his holy court.
+
+28:3. The voice of the Lord is upon the waters; the God of majesty hath
+thundered, The Lord is upon many waters.
+
+28:4. The voice of the Lord is in power; the voice of the Lord in
+magnificence.
+
+28:5. The voice of the Lord breaketh the cedars:  yea, the Lord shall
+break the cedars of Libanus.
+
+28:6. And shall reduce them to pieces, as a calf of Libanus, and as the
+beloved son of unicorns.
+
+Shall reduce them to pieces, etc. . .In Hebrew, shall make them to skip
+like a calf.  The psalmist here describes the effects of thunder (which
+he calls the voice of the Lord) which sometimes breaks down the tallest
+and strongest trees; and makes their broken branches skip, etc.  All
+this is to be understood mystically of the powerful voice of God's word
+in his church; which has broken the pride of the great ones of this
+world, and brought many of them meekly and joyfully to submit their
+necks to the sweet yoke of Christ.
+
+28:7. The voice of the Lord divideth the flame of fire:
+
+28:8. The voice of the Lord shaketh the desert:  and the Lord shall
+shake the desert of Cades.
+
+28:9. The voice of the Lord prepareth the stags:  and he will discover
+the thick woods:  and in his temple all shall speak his glory.
+
+28:10. The Lord maketh the flood to dwell:  and the Lord shall sit king
+for ever.  The Lord will give strength to his people:  the Lord will
+bless his people with peace.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 29
+
+
+Exaltabo te, Domine.
+
+David praiseth God for his deliverance, and his merciful dealings with
+him.
+
+29:1. A psalm of a canticle, at the dedication of David's house.
+
+29:2. I will extol thee, O Lord, for thou hast upheld me:  and hast not
+made my enemies to rejoice over me.
+
+29:3. O Lord my God, I have cried to thee, and thou hast healed me.
+
+29:4. Thou hast brought forth, O Lord, my soul from hell:  thou hast
+saved me from them that go down into the pit.
+
+29:5. Sing to the Lord, O ye his saints:  and give praise to the memory
+of his holiness.
+
+29:6. For wrath is in his indignation; and life in his good will.  In
+the evening weeping shall have place, and in the morning gladness.
+
+29:7. And in my abundance I said:  I shall never be moved.
+
+29:8. O Lord, in thy favour, thou gavest strength to my beauty.  Thou
+turnedst away thy face from me, and I became troubled.
+
+29:9. To thee, O Lord, will I cry:  and I will make supplication to my
+God.
+
+29:10. What profit is there in my blood, whilst I go down to
+corruption?  Shall dust confess to thee, or declare thy truth?
+
+29:11. The Lord hath heard, and hath had mercy on me:  the Lord became
+my helper.
+
+29:12. Thou hast turned for me my mourning into joy:  thou hast cut my
+sackcloth, and hast compassed me with gladness:
+
+29:13. To the end that my glory may sing to thee, and I may not regret:
+O Lord my God, I will give praise to thee for ever.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 30
+
+
+In te, Domine, speravi.
+
+A prayer of a just man under affliction.
+
+30:1. Unto the end, a psalm for David, in an ecstasy.
+
+30:2. In thee, O Lord, have I hoped, let me never be confounded:
+deliver me in thy justice.
+
+30:3. Bow down thy ear to me:  make haste to deliver me.  Be thou unto me
+a God, a protector, and a house of refuge, to save me.
+
+30:4. For thou art my strength and my refuge; and for thy name's sake
+thou wilt lead me, and nourish me.
+
+30:5. Thou wilt bring me out of this snare, which they have hidden for
+me:  for thou art my protector.
+
+30:6. Into thy hands I commend my spirit:  thou hast redeemed me, O
+Lord, the God of truth.
+
+30:7. Thou hast hated them that regard vanities, to no purpose.  But I
+have hoped in the Lord:
+
+30:8. I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy.  For thou hast regarded
+my humility, thou hast saved my soul out of distresses.
+
+30:9. And thou hast not shut me up in the hands of the enemy:  thou hast
+set my feet in a spacious place.
+
+30:10. Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I am afflicted:  my eye is troubled
+with wrath, my soul, and my belly:
+
+30:11. For my life is wasted with grief:  and my years in sighs.  My
+strength is weakened through poverty and my bones are disturbed.
+
+30:12. I am become a reproach among all my enemies, and very much to my
+neighbours; and a fear to my acquaintance.  They that saw me without
+fled from me.
+
+30:13. I am forgotten as one dead from the heart.  I am become as a
+vessel that is destroyed.
+
+30:14. For I have heard the blame of many that dwell round about.  While
+they assembled together against me, they consulted to take away my
+life.
+
+30:15. But I have put my trust in thee, O Lord:  I said:  Thou art my
+God.
+
+30:16. My lots are in thy hands.  Deliver me out of the hands of my
+enemies; and from them that persecute me.
+
+30:17. Make thy face to shine upon thy servant; save me in thy mercy.
+
+30:18. Let me not be confounded, O Lord, for I have called upon thee.
+Let the wicked be ashamed, and be brought down to hell.
+
+30:19. Let deceitful lips be made dumb.  Which speak iniquity against
+the just, with pride and abuse.
+
+30:20. O how great is the multitude of thy sweetness, O Lord, which
+thou hast hidden for them that fear thee!  Which thou hast wrought for
+them that hope in thee, in the sight of the sons of men.
+
+30:21. Thou shalt hide them in the secret of thy face, from the
+disturbance of men.  Thou shalt protect them in thy tabernacle from the
+contradiction of tongues.
+
+30:22. Blessed be the Lord, for he hath shewn his wonderful mercy to me
+in a fortified city.
+
+30:23. But I said in the excess of my mind:  I am cast away from before
+thy eyes.  Therefore thou hast heard the voice of my prayer, when I
+cried to thee.
+
+30:24. O love the Lord, all ye his saints:  for the Lord will require
+truth, and will repay them abundantly that act proudly.
+
+30:25. Do ye manfully, and let your heart be strengthened, all ye that
+hope in the Lord.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 31
+
+
+Beati quorum.
+
+The second penitential psalm.
+
+31:1. To David himself, understanding.  Blessed are they whose
+iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered.
+
+31:2. Blessed is the man to whom the Lord hath not imputed sin, and in
+whose spirit there is no guile.
+
+31:3. Because I was silent my bones grew old; whilst I cried out all
+the day long.
+
+Because I was silent, etc. . .That is, whilst I kept silence, by
+concealing, or refusing to confess my sins, thy hand was heavy upon me,
+etc.
+
+31:4. For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me:  I am turned in my
+anguish, whilst the thorn is fastened.
+
+I am turned, etc. . .That is, I turn and roll about in my bed to seek
+for ease in my pain whilst the thorn of thy justice pierces my flesh,
+and sticks fast in me.  Or, I am turned:  that is, I am converted to
+thee, my God, by being brought to a better understanding by thy
+chastisements.  In the Hebrew it is, my moisture is turned into the
+droughts of the summer.
+
+31:5. I have acknowledged my sin to thee, and my injustice I have not
+concealed.  I said I will confess against my self my injustice to the
+Lord:  and thou hast forgiven the wickedness of my sin.
+
+31:6. For this shall every one that is holy pray to thee in a
+seasonable time.  And yet in a flood of many waters, they shall not come
+nigh unto him.
+
+31:7. Thou art my refuge from the trouble which hath encompassed me:  my
+joy, deliver me from them that surround me.
+
+31:8. I will give thee understanding, and I will instruct thee in this
+way, in which thou shalt go:  I will fix my eyes upon thee.
+
+31:9. Do not become like the horse and the mule, who have no
+understanding.  With bit and bridle bind fast their jaws, who come not
+near unto thee.
+
+31:10. Many are the scourges of the sinner, but mercy shall encompass
+him that hopeth in the Lord.
+
+31:11. Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, ye just, and glory, all ye
+right of heart.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 32
+
+
+Exultate, justi.
+
+An exhortation to praise God, and to trust in him.
+
+32:1. A psalm for David.  Rejoice in the Lord, O ye just:  praise
+becometh the upright.
+
+32:2. Give praise to the Lord on the harp; sing to him with the
+psaltery, the instrument of ten strings.
+
+32:3. Sing to him a new canticle, sing well unto him with a loud noise.
+
+32:4. For the word of the Lord is right, and all his works are done
+with faithfulness.
+
+32:5. He loveth mercy and judgment; the earth is full of the mercy of
+the Lord.
+
+32:6. By the word of the Lord the heavens were established; and all the
+power of them by the spirit of his mouth:
+
+32:7. Gathering together the waters of the sea, as in a vessel; laying
+up the depths in storehouses.
+
+32:8. Let all the earth fear the Lord, and let all the inhabitants of
+the world be in awe of him.
+
+32:9. For he spoke and they were made:  he commanded and they were
+created.
+
+32:10. The Lord bringeth to nought the counsels of nations; and he
+rejecteth the devices of people, and casteth away the counsels of
+princes.
+
+32:11. But the counsel of the Lord standeth for ever:  the thoughts of
+his heart to all generations.
+
+32:12. Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord:  the people whom he
+hath chosen for his inheritance.
+
+32:13. The Lord hath looked from heaven:  he hath beheld all the sons of
+men.
+
+32:14. From his habitation which he hath prepared, he hath looked upon
+all that dwell on the earth.
+
+32:15. He who hath made the hearts of every one of them:  who
+understandeth all their works.
+
+32:16. The king is not saved by a great army:  nor shall the giant be
+saved by his own great strength.
+
+32:17. Vain is the horse for safety:  neither shall he be saved by the
+abundance of his strength.
+
+32:18. Behold the eyes of the Lord are on them that fear him:  and on
+them that hope in his mercy.
+
+32:19. To deliver their souls from death; and feed them in famine.
+
+32:20. Our soul waiteth for the Lord:  for he is our helper and
+protector.
+
+32:21. For in him our heart shall rejoice:  and in his holy name we have
+trusted.
+
+32:22. Let thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us, as we have hooped in thee.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 33
+
+
+Benedicam Dominum.
+
+An exhortation to the praise, and service of God.
+
+33:1. For David, when he changed his countenance before Achimelech, who
+dismissed him, and he went his way.  [1 Kings 21.]
+
+33:2. I will bless the Lord at all times, his praise shall be always in
+my mouth.
+
+33:3. In the Lord shall my soul be praised:  let the meek hear and
+rejoice.
+
+33:4. O magnify the Lord with me; and let us extol his name together.
+
+33:5. I sought the Lord, and he heard me; and he delivered me from all
+my troubles.
+
+33:6. Come ye to him and be enlightened:  and your faces shall not be
+confounded.
+
+33:7. This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him:  and saved him out of
+all his troubles.
+
+33:8. The angel of the Lord shall encamp round about them that fear
+him:  and shall deliver them.
+
+33:9. O taste, and see that the Lord is sweet:  blessed is the man that
+hopeth in him.
+
+33:10. Fear the Lord, all ye his saints:  for there is no want to them
+that fear him.
+
+33:11. The rich have wanted, and have suffered hunger:  but they that
+seek the Lord shall not be deprived of any good.
+
+33:12. Come, children, hearken to me:  I will teach you the fear of the
+Lord.
+
+33:13. Who is the man that desireth life:  who liveth to see good days?
+
+33:14. Keep thy tongue form evil, and thy lips from speaking guile.
+
+33:15. Turn away from evil and do good:  seek after peace and pursue it.
+
+33:16. The eyes of the Lord are upon the just:  and his ears unto their
+prayers.
+
+33:17. But the countenance of the Lord is against them that do evil
+things:  to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.
+
+33:18. The just cried, and the Lord heard them:  and delivered them out
+of all their troubles.
+
+33:19. The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a contrite heart:  and he
+will save the humble of spirit.
+
+33:20. Many are the afflictions of the just; but out of them all will
+the Lord deliver them.
+
+33:21. The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a contrite heart:  and he
+will save the humble of spirit.
+
+33:22. The death of the wicked is very evil:  and they that hate the
+just shall be guilty.
+
+33:23. The Lord will redeem the souls of his servants:  and none of them
+that trust in him shall offend.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 34
+
+
+Judica, Domine, nocentes me.
+
+David, in the person of Christ, prayeth against his persecutors:
+prophetically foreshewing the punishments that shall fall upon them.
+
+34:1. For David himself.  Judge thou, O Lord, them that wrong me:
+overthrow them that fight against me.
+
+34:2. Take hold of arms and shield:  and rise up to help me.
+
+34:3. Bring out the sword, and shut up the way against them that
+persecute me:  say to my soul:  I am thy salvation.
+
+34:4. Let them be confounded and ashamed that seek after my soul.  Let
+them be turned back and be confounded that devise evil against me.
+
+34:5. Let them become as dust before the wind:  and let the angel of the
+Lord straiten them.
+
+34:6. Let their way become dark and slippery; and let the angel of the
+Lord pursue them.
+
+34:7. For without cause they have hidden their net for me unto
+destruction:  without cause they have upbraided my soul.
+
+34:8. Let the snare which he knoweth not come upon him:  and let the net
+which he hath hidden catch him:  and into that very snare let them fall.
+
+34:9. But my soul shall rejoice in the Lord; and shall be delighted in
+his salvation.
+
+34:10. All my bones shall say:  Lord, who is like to thee?  Who
+deliverest the poor from the hand of them that are stronger than he;
+the needy and the poor from them that strip him.
+
+34:11. Unjust witnesses rising up have asked me things I knew not.
+
+34:12. They repaid me evil for good:  to the depriving me of my soul.
+
+34:13. But as for me, when they were troublesome to me, I was clothed
+with haircloth.  I humbled my soul with fasting; and my prayer shall be
+turned into my bosom.
+
+34:14. As a neighbour and as an own brother, so did I please:  as one
+mourning and sorrowful so was I humbled.
+
+34:15. But they rejoiced against me, and came together:  scourges were
+gathered together upon me, and I knew not.
+
+34:16. They were separated, and repented not:  they tempted me, they
+scoffed at me with scorn:  they gnashed upon me with their teeth.
+
+34:17. Lord, when wilt thou look upon me?  rescue thou my soul from
+their malice:  my only one from the lions.
+
+34:18. I will give thanks to thee in a great church; I will praise thee
+in a strong people.
+
+34:19. Let not them that are my enemies wrongfully rejoice over me:  who
+have hated me without cause, and wink with the eyes.
+
+34:20. For they spoke indeed peaceably to me; and speaking in the anger
+of the earth they devised guile.
+
+34:21. And they opened their mouth wide against me; they said:  Well
+done, well done, our eyes have seen it.
+
+34:22. Thou hast seen, O Lord, be not thou silent:  O Lord, depart not
+from me.
+
+34:23. Arise, and be attentive to my judgment:  to my cause, my God, and
+my Lord.
+
+34:24. Judge me, O Lord my God according to thy justice, and let them
+not rejoice over me.
+
+34:25. Let them not say in their hearts:  It is well, it is well, to our
+mind:  neither let them say:  We have swallowed him up.
+
+34:26. Let them blush:  and be ashamed together, who rejoice at my
+evils.  Let them be clothed with confusion and shame, who speak great
+things against me.
+
+34:27. Let them rejoice and be glad, who are well pleased with my
+justice, and let them say always:  The Lord be magnified, who delights
+in the peace of his servant.
+
+34:28. And my tongue shall meditate thy justice, thy praise all the day
+long.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 35
+
+
+Dixit injustus.
+
+The malice of sinners, and the goodness of God.
+
+35:1. Unto the end, for the servant of God, David himself.
+
+35:2. The unjust hath said within himself, that he would sin:  there is
+no fear of God before his eyes.
+
+35:3. For in his sight he hath done deceitfully, that his iniquity may
+be found unto hatred.
+
+Unto hatred. . .That is, hateful to God.
+
+35:4. The words of his mouth are iniquity and guile:  he would not
+understand that he might do well.
+
+35:5. He hath devised iniquity on his bed, he hath set himself on every
+way that is not good:  but evil he hath not hated.
+
+35:6. O Lord, thy mercy is in heaven, and thy truth reacheth even to
+the clouds.
+
+35:7. Thy justice is as the mountains of God, thy judgments are a great
+deep.  Men and beasts thou wilt preserve, O Lord:
+
+35:8. O how hast thou multiplied thy mercy, O God!  But the children of
+men shall put their trust under the covert of thy wings.
+
+35:9. They shall be inebriated with the plenty of thy house; and thou
+shalt make them drink of the torrent of thy pleasure.
+
+35:10. For with thee is the fountain of life; and in thy light we shall
+see light.
+
+35:11. Extend thy mercy to them that know thee, and thy justice to them
+that are right in heart.
+
+35:12. Let not the foot of pride come to me, and let not the hand of
+the sinner move me.
+
+35:13. There the workers of iniquity are fallen, they are cast out, and
+could not stand.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 36
+
+
+Noli aemulari.
+
+An exhortation to despise this world; and the short prosperity of the
+wicked; and to trust in Providence.
+
+36:1. Be not emulous of evildoers; nor envy them that work iniquity.
+
+36:2. For they shall shortly wither away as grass, and as the green
+herbs shall quickly fall.
+
+36:3. Trust in the Lord, and do good, and dwell in the land, and thou
+shalt be fed with its riches.
+
+36:4. Delight in the Lord, and he will give thee the requests of thy
+heart.
+
+36:5. Commit thy way to the Lord, and trust in him, and he will do it.
+
+36:6. And he will bring forth thy justice as the light, and thy
+judgment as the noonday.
+
+36:7. Be subject to the Lord and pray to him.  Envy not the man who
+prospereth in his way; the man who doth unjust things.
+
+36:8. Cease from anger, and leave rage; have no emulation to do evil.
+
+36:9. For evildoers shall be cut off:  but they that wait upon the Lord,
+they shall inherit the land.
+
+36:10. For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be:  and thou
+shalt seek his place, and shalt not find it.
+
+36:11. But the meek shall inherit the land, and shall delight in
+abundance of peace.
+
+36:12. The sinner shall watch the just man:  and shall gnash upon him
+with his teeth.
+
+36:13. But the Lord shall laugh at him:  for he foreseeth that his day
+shall come.
+
+36:14. The wicked have drawn out the sword:  they have bent their bow.
+To cast down the poor and needy, to kill the upright of heart.
+
+36:15. Let their sword enter into their own hearts, and let their bow
+be broken.
+
+36:16. Better is a little to the just, than the great riches of the
+wicked.
+
+36:17. For the arms of the wicked shall be broken in pieces; but the
+Lord strengtheneth the just.
+
+36:18. The Lord knoweth the days of the undefiled; and their
+inheritance shall be for ever.
+
+36:19. They shall not be confounded in the evil time; and in the days
+of famine they shall be filled:
+
+36:20. Because the wicked shall perish.  And the enemies of the Lord,
+presently after they shall be honoured and exalted, shall come to
+nothing and vanish like smoke.
+
+36:21. The sinner shall borrow, and not pay again; but the just sheweth
+mercy and shall give.
+
+36:22. For such as bless him shall inherit the land:  but such as curse
+him shall perish.
+
+36:23. With the Lord shall the steps of a man be directed, and he shall
+like well his way.
+
+36:24. When he shall fall he shall not be bruised, for the Lord putteth
+his hand under him.
+
+36:25. I have been young and now am old; and I have not seen the just
+forsaken, nor his seed seeking bread.
+
+36:26. He sheweth mercy, and lendeth all the day long; and his seed
+shall be in blessing.
+
+36:27. Decline from evil and do good, and dwell for ever and ever.
+
+36:28. For the Lord loveth judgment, and will not forsake his saints:
+they shall be preserved for ever.  The unjust shall be punished, and the
+seed of the wicked shall perish.
+
+36:29. But the just shall inherit the land, and shall dwell therein for
+evermore.
+
+36:30. The mouth of the just shall meditate wisdom:  and his tongue
+shall speak judgment.
+
+36:31. The law of his God is in his heart, and his steps shall not be
+supplanted.
+
+36:32. The wicked watcheth the just man, and seeketh to put him to
+death,
+
+36:33. But the Lord will not leave him in his hands; nor condemn him
+when he shall be judged.
+
+36:34. Expect the Lord and keep his way:  and he will exalt thee to
+inherit the land:  when the sinners shall perish thou shalt see.
+
+36:35. I have seen the wicked highly exalted, and lifted up like the
+cedars of Libanus.
+
+36:36. And I passed by, and lo, he was not:  and I sought him and his
+place was not found.
+
+36:37. Keep innocence, and behold justice:  for there are remnants for
+the peaceable man.
+
+36:38. But the unjust shall be destroyed together:  the remnants of the
+wicked shall perish.
+
+36:39. But the salvation of the just is from the Lord, and he is their
+protector in the time of trouble.
+
+36:40. And the Lord will help them and deliver them:  and he will rescue
+them from the wicked, and save them because they have hoped in him.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 37
+
+
+Domine, ne in furore.
+
+A prayer of a penitent for the remission of his sins.  The third
+penitential psalm.
+
+37:1. A psalm for David, for a remembrance of the sabbath.
+
+For a remembrance. . .Viz., of our miseries and sins:  and to be sung on
+the sabbath day.
+
+37:2. Rebuke me not, O Lord, in thy indignation; nor chastise me in thy
+wrath.
+
+37:3. For thy arrows are fastened in me:  and thy hand hath been strong
+upon me.
+
+37:4. There is no health in my flesh, because of thy wrath:  there is no
+peace for my bones, because of my sins.
+
+37:5. For my iniquities are gone over my head:  and as a heavy burden
+are become heavy upon me.
+
+37:6. My sores are putrified and corrupted, because of my foolishness.
+
+37:7. I am become miserable, and am bowed down even to the end:  I
+walked sorrowful all the day long.
+
+37:8. For my loins are filled with illusions; and there is no health in
+my flesh.
+
+37:9. I am afflicted and humbled exceedingly:  I roared with the
+groaning of my heart.
+
+37:10. Lord, all my desire is before thee, and my groaning is not
+hidden from thee.
+
+37:11. My heart is troubled, my strength hath left me, and the light of
+my eyes itself is not with me.
+
+37:12. My friends and my neighbours have drawn near, and stood against
+me.  And they that were near me stood afar off:
+
+37:13. And they that sought my soul used violence.  And they that sought
+evils to me spoke vain things, and studied deceits all the day long.
+
+37:14. But I, as a deaf man, heard not:  and as a dumb man not opening
+his mouth.
+
+37:15. And I became as a man that heareth not:  and that hath no
+reproofs in his mouth.
+
+37:16. For in thee, O Lord, have I hoped:  thou wilt hear me, O Lord my
+God.
+
+37:17. For I said:  Lest at any time my enemies rejoice over me:  and
+whilst my feet are moved, they speak great things against me.
+
+37:18. For I am ready for scourges:  and my sorrow is continually before
+me.
+
+37:19. For I will declare my iniquity:  and I will think for my sin.
+
+37:20. But my enemies live, and are stronger than I:  and they that hate
+me wrongfully are multiplied.
+
+37:21. They that render evil for good, have detracted me, because I
+followed goodness.
+
+37:22. For sake me not, O Lord my God:  do not thou depart from me.
+
+37:23. Attend unto my help, O Lord, the God of my salvation.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 38
+
+
+Dixi custodiam.
+
+A just man's peace and patience in his sufferings; considering the
+vanity of the world, and the providence of God.
+
+38:1. Unto the end, for Idithun himself, a canticle of David.
+
+38:2. I said:  I will take heed to my ways:  that I sin not with my
+tongue.  I have set a guard to my mouth, when the sinner stood against
+me.
+
+38:3. I was dumb, and was humbled, and kept silence from good things:
+and my sorrow was renewed.
+
+38:4. My heart grew hot within me:  and in my meditation a fire shall
+flame out.
+
+38:5. I spoke with my tongue:  O Lord, make me know my end.  And what is
+the number of my days:  that I may know what is wanting to me.
+
+38:6. Behold thou hast made my days measurable.  and my substance is as
+nothing before thee.  And indeed all things are vanity:  every man
+living.
+
+38:7. Surely man passeth as an image:  yea, and he is disquieted in
+vain.  He storeth up:  and he knoweth not for whom he shall gather these
+things.
+
+38:8. And now what is my hope?  is it not the Lord?  and my substance is
+with thee.
+
+38:9. Deliver thou me from all my iniquities:  thou hast made me a
+reproach to the fool.
+
+38:10. I was dumb, and I opened not my mouth, because thou hast done
+it.
+
+38:11. Remove thy scourges from me.  The strength of thy hand hath made
+me faint in rebukes:
+
+38:12. Thou hast corrected man for iniquity.  And thou hast made his
+soul to waste away like a spider:  surely in vain is any man disquieted.
+
+38:13. Hear my prayer, O Lord, and my supplication:  give ear to my
+tears.  Be no silent:  for I am a stranger with thee, and a sojourner as
+all my fathers were.
+
+38:14. O forgive me, that I may be refreshed, before I go hence, and be
+no more.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 39
+
+
+Expectans expectavi.
+
+Christ's coming, and redeeming mankind.
+
+39:1. Unto the end, a psalm for David himself.
+
+39:2. With expectation I have waited for the Lord, and he was attentive
+to me.
+
+39:3. And he heard my prayers, and brought me out of the pit of misery
+and the mire of dregs.  And he set my feet upon a rock, and directed my
+steps.
+
+39:4. And he put a new canticle into my mouth, a song to our God.  Many
+shall see, and shall fear:  and they shall hope in the Lord.
+
+39:5. Blessed is the man whose trust is in the name of the Lord; and
+who hath not had regard to vanities, and lying follies.
+
+39:6. Thou hast multiplied thy wonderful works, O Lord my God:  and in
+thy thoughts there is no one like to thee.  I have declared and I have
+spoken they are multiplied above number.
+
+39:7. Sacrifice and oblation thou didst not desire; but thou hast
+pierced ears for me.  Burnt offering and sin offering thou didst not
+require:
+
+39:8. Then said I, Behold I come.  In the head of the book it is written
+of me
+
+39:9. That I should do thy will:  O my God, I have desired it, and thy
+law in the midst of my heart.
+
+39:10. I have declared thy justice in a great church, lo, I will not
+restrain my lips:  O Lord, thou knowest it.
+
+39:11. I have not hid thy justice within my heart:  I have declared thy
+truth and thy salvation.  I have not concealed thy mercy and thy truth
+from a great council.
+
+39:12. Withhold not thou, O Lord, thy tender mercies from me:  thy mercy
+and thy truth have always upheld me.
+
+39:13. For evils without number have surrounded me; my iniquities have
+overtaken me, and I was not able to see.  They are multiplied above the
+hairs of my head:  and my heart hath forsaken me.
+
+My iniquities. . .That is, the sins of all mankind, which I have taken
+upon me.
+
+39:14. Be pleased, O Lord, to deliver me.  look down, O Lord, to help
+me.
+
+39:15. Let them be confounded and ashamed together, that seek after my
+soul to take it away.  Let them be turned backward and be ashamed that
+desire evils to me.
+
+39:16. Let them immediately bear their confusion, that say to me:  'T is
+well, t' is well.
+
+'T is well. . .The Hebrew here is an interjection of insult and
+derision, like the Vah.  Matt. 27.49.
+
+39:17. Let all that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee:  and let such
+as love thy salvation say always:  The Lord be magnified.
+
+39:18. But I am a beggar and poor:  the Lord is careful for me.  Thou art
+my helper and my protector:  O my God, be not slack.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 40
+
+
+Beatus qui intelligit.
+
+The happiness of him that shall believe in Christ; notwithstanding the
+humility and poverty in which he shall come:  the malice of his enemies,
+especially of the traitor Judas.
+
+40:1. Unto the end, a psalm for David himself.
+
+40:2. Blessed is he that understandeth concerning the needy and the
+poor:  the Lord will deliver him in the evil day.
+
+40:3. The Lord preserve him and give him life, and make him blessed
+upon the earth:  and deliver him not up to the will of his enemies.
+
+40:4. The Lord help him on his bed of sorrow:  thou hast turned all his
+couch in his sickness.
+
+40:5. I said:  O Lord, be thou merciful to me:  heal my soul, for I have
+sinned against thee.
+
+40:6. My enemies have spoken evils against me:  when shall he die and
+his name perish?
+
+40:7. And if he came in to see me, he spoke vain things:  his heart
+gathered together iniquity to itself.  He went out and spoke to the same
+purpose.
+
+40:8. All my enemies whispered together against me:  they devised evils
+to me.
+
+40:9. They determined against me an unjust word:  shall he that sleepeth
+rise again no more?
+
+40:10. For even the man of my peace, in whom I trusted, who ate my
+bread, hath greatly supplanted me.
+
+40:11. But thou, O Lord, have mercy on me, and raise my up again:  and I
+will requite them.
+
+40:12. By this I know, that thou hast had a good will for me:  because
+my enemy shall not rejoice over me.
+
+40:13. But thou hast upheld me by reason of my innocence:  and hast
+established me in thy sight for ever.
+
+40:14. Blessed be the Lord the God of Israel from eternity to eternity.
+So be it.  So be it.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 41
+
+
+Quemadmodum desiderat.
+
+The fervent desire of the just after God:  hope in afflictions.
+
+41:1. Unto the end, understanding for the sons of Core.
+
+41:2. As the hart panteth after the fountains of water; so my soul
+panteth after thee, O God.
+
+41:3. My soul hath thirsted after the strong living God; when shall I
+come and appear before the face of God?
+
+41:4. My tears have been my bread day and night, whilst it is said to
+me daily:  Where is thy God?
+
+41:5. These things I remembered, and poured out my soul in me:  for I
+shall go over into the place of the wonderful tabernacle, even to the
+house of God:  With the voice of joy and praise; the noise of one
+feasting.
+
+41:6. Why art thou sad, O my soul?  and why dost thou trouble me?  Hope
+in God, for I will still give praise to him:  the salvation of my
+countenance,
+
+41:7. And my God.  My soul is troubled within my self:  therefore will I
+remember thee from the land of Jordan and Hermoniim, from the little
+hill.
+
+41:8. Deep calleth on deep, at the noise of thy flood-gates.  All thy
+heights and thy billows have passed over me.
+
+41:9. In the daytime the Lord hath commanded his mercy; and a canticle
+to him in the night.  With me is prayer to the God of my life.
+
+41:10. I will say to God:  Thou art my support.  Why hast thou forgotten
+me?  and why go I mourning, whilst my enemy afflicteth me?
+
+41:11. Whilst my bones are broken, my enemies who trouble me have
+reproached me; Whilst they say to me day by day:  Where is thy God?
+
+41:12. Why art thou cast down, O my soul?  and why dost thou disquiet
+me?  Hope thou in God, for I will still give praise to him:  the
+salvation of my countenance, and my God.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 42
+
+
+Judica me, Deus.
+
+The prophet aspireth after the temple and altar of God.
+
+42:1. A psalm for David.  Judge me, O God, and distinguish my cause from
+the nation that is not holy:  deliver me from the unjust and deceitful
+man.
+
+42:2. For thou art God my strength:  why hast thou cast me off?  and why
+do I go sorrowful whilst the enemy afflicteth me?
+
+42:3. Sent forth thy light and thy truth:  they have conducted me, and
+brought me unto thy holy hill, and into thy tabernacles.
+
+42:4. And I will go in to the altar of God:  to God who giveth joy to my
+youth.
+
+42:5. To thee, O God my God, I will give praise upon the harp:  why art
+thou sad, O my soul?  and why dost thou disquiet me?
+
+42:6. Hope in God, for I will still give praise to him:  the salvation
+of my countenance, and my God.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 43
+
+
+Deus auribus nostris.
+
+The church commemorates former favours, and present afflictions; under
+which she prays for succour.
+
+43:1. Unto the end, for the sons of Core, to give understanding.
+
+43:2. We have heard, O God, with our ears:  our fathers have declared to
+us, The work thou hast wrought in their days, and in the days of old.
+
+43:3. Thy hand destroyed the Gentiles, and thou plantedst them:  thou
+didst afflict the people and cast them out.
+
+43:4. For they got not the possession of the land by their own sword:
+neither did their own arm save them.  But thy right hand and thy arm,
+and the light of thy countenance:  because thou wast pleased with them.
+
+43:5. Thou art thyself my king and my God, who commandest the saving of
+Jacob.
+
+43:6. Through thee we will push down our enemies with the horn:  and
+through thy name we will despise them that rise up against us.
+
+43:7. For I will not trust in my bow:  neither shall my sword save me.
+
+43:8. But thou hast saved us from them that afflict us:  and hast put
+them to shame that hate us.
+
+43:9. In God shall we glory all the day long:  and in thy name we will
+give praise for ever.
+
+43:10. But now thou hast cast us off, and put us to shame:  and thou , O
+God, wilt not go out with our armies.
+
+43:11. Thou hast made us turn our back to our enemies:  and they that
+hated us plundered for themselves.
+
+43:12. Thou hast given us up like sheep to be eaten:  thou hast
+scattered us among the nations.
+
+43:13. Thou hast sold thy people for no price:  and there was no
+reckoning in the exchange of them.
+
+43:14. Thou hast made us a reproach to our neighbours, a scoff and
+derision to them that are round about us.
+
+43:15. Thou hast made us a byword among the Gentiles:  a shaking of the
+head among the people.
+
+43:16. All the day long my shame is before me:  and the confusion of my
+face hath covered me,
+
+43:17. At the voice of him that reproacheth and detracteth me:  at the
+face of the enemy and persecutor.
+
+43:18. All these things have come upon us, yet we have not forgotten
+thee:  and we have not done wickedly in thy covenant.
+
+43:19. And our heart hath not turned back:  neither hast thou turned
+aside our steps from thy way.
+
+43:20. For thou hast humbled us in the place of affliction:  and the
+shadow of death hath covered us.
+
+43:21. If we have forgotten the name of our God, and if we have spread
+forth our hands to a strange god:
+
+43:22. Shall not God search out these things:  for he knoweth the
+secrets of the heart.  Because for thy sake we are killed all the day
+long:  we are counted as sheep for the slaughter.
+
+43:23. Arise, why sleepest thou, O Lord?  arise, and cast us not off to
+the end.
+
+43:24. Why turnest thou thy face away?  and forgettest our want and our
+trouble?
+
+43:25. For our soul is humbled down to the dust:  our belly cleaveth to
+the earth.
+
+43:26. Arise, O Lord, help us and redeem us for thy name's sake.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 44
+
+
+Eructavit cor meum.
+
+The excellence of Christ's kingdom, and the endowments of his church.
+
+44:1. Unto the end, for them that shall be changed, for the sons of
+Core, for understanding.  A canticle for the Beloved.
+
+For them that shall be changed. . .i.e., for souls happily changed, by
+being converted to God.--Ibid.  The Beloved. . .Viz., Our Lord Jesus
+Christ.
+
+44:2. My heart hath uttered a good word:  I speak my works to the king:
+My tongue is the pen of a scrivener that writeth swiftly.
+
+44:3. Thou art beautiful above the sons of men:  grace is poured abroad
+in thy lips; therefore hath God blessed thee for ever.
+
+44:4. Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O thou most mighty.
+
+44:5. With thy comeliness and thy beauty set out, proceed prosperously,
+and reign.  Because of truth and meekness and justice:  and thy right
+hand shall conduct thee wonderfully.
+
+44:6. Thy arrows are sharp:  under thee shall people fall, into the
+hearts of the king's enemies.
+
+44:7. Thy throne, O God, is forever and ever:  the sceptre of thy
+kingdom is a sceptre of uprightness.
+
+44:8. Thou hast loved justice, and hated iniquity:  therefore God, thy
+God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.
+
+44:9. Myrrh and stacte and cassia perfume thy garments, from the ivory
+houses:  out of which
+
+44:10. The daughters of kings have delighted thee in thy glory.  The
+queen stood on thy right hand, in gilded clothing; surrounded with
+variety.
+
+44:11. Hearken, O daughter, and see, and incline thy ear:  and forget
+thy people and thy father's house.
+
+44:12. And the king shall greatly desire thy beauty; for he is the Lord
+thy God, and him they shall adore.
+
+44:13. And the daughters of Tyre with gifts, yea, all the rich among
+the people, shall entreat thy countenance.
+
+44:14. All the glory of the king's daughter is within in golden
+borders,
+
+44:15. Clothed round about with varieties.  After her shall virgins be
+brought to the king:  her neighbours shall be brought to thee.
+
+44:16. They shall be brought with gladness and rejoicing:  they shall be
+brought into the temple of the king.
+
+44:17. Instead of thy fathers, sons are born to thee:  thou shalt make
+them princes over all the earth.
+
+44:18. They shall remember thy name throughout all generations.
+Therefore shall people praise thee for ever; yea, for ever and ever.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 45
+
+
+Deus noster refugium.
+
+The church in persecution trusteth in the protection of God.
+
+45:1. Unto the end, for the sons of Core, for the hidden.
+
+45:2. Our God is our refuge and strength:  a helper in troubles, which
+have found us exceedingly.
+
+45:3. Therefore we will not fear, when the earth shall be troubled; and
+the mountains shall be removed into the heart of the sea.
+
+45:4. Their waters roared and were troubled:  the mountains were
+troubled with his strength.
+
+45:5. The stream of the river maketh the city of God joyful:  the most
+High hath sanctified his own tabernacle.
+
+45:6. God is in the midst thereof, it shall not be moved:  God will help
+it in the morning early.
+
+45:7. Nations were troubled, and kingdoms were bowed down:  he uttered
+his voice, the earth trembled.
+
+45:8. The Lord of armies is with us:  the God of Jacob is our protector.
+
+45:9. Come and behold ye the works of the Lord:  what wonders he hath
+done upon earth,
+
+45:10. Making wars to cease even to the end of the earth.  He shall
+destroy the bow, and break the weapons:  and the shield he shall burn in
+the fire.
+
+45:11. Be still and see that I am God; I will be exalted among the
+nations, and I will be exalted in the earth.
+
+45:12. The Lord of armies is with us:  the God of Jacob is our
+protector.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 46
+
+
+Omnes gentes, plaudite.
+
+The Gentiles are invited to praise God for the establishment of the
+kingdom of Christ.
+
+46:1. Unto the end, for the sons of Core.
+
+46:2. O clap your hands, all ye nations:  shout unto God with the voice
+of joy,
+
+46:3. For the Lord is high, terrible:  a great king over all the earth.
+
+46:4. He hath subdued the people under us; and the nations under our
+feet.
+
+46:5. He hath chosen for us his inheritance, the beauty of Jacob which
+he hath love.
+
+46:6. God is ascended with jubilee, and the Lord with the sound of
+trumpet.
+
+46:7. Sing praises to our God, sing ye:  sing praises to our king, sing
+ye.
+
+46:8. For God is the king of all the earth:  sing ye wisely.
+
+46:9. God shall reign over the nations:  God sitteth on his holy throne.
+
+46:10. The princes of the people are gathered together, with the God of
+Abraham:  for the strong gods of the earth are exceedingly exalted.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 47
+
+
+Magnus Dominus.
+
+God is greatly to be praised for the establishment of his church.
+
+47:1. A psalm of a canticle, for the sons of Core, on the second day of
+the week.
+
+47:2. Great is the Lord, and exceedingly to be praised in the city of
+our God, in his holy mountain.
+
+47:3. With the joy of the whole earth is mount Sion founded, on the
+sides of the north, the city of the great king.
+
+47:4. In her houses shall God be known, when he shall protect her.
+
+47:5. For behold the kings of the earth assembled themselves:  they
+gathered together.
+
+47:6. So they saw, and they wondered, they were troubled, they were
+moved:
+
+47:7. Trembling took hold of them.  There were pains as of a woman in
+labour.
+
+47:8. With a vehement wind thou shalt break in pieces the ships of
+Tharsis.
+
+47:9. As we have heard, so have we seen, in the city of the Lord of
+hosts, in the city of our God:  God hath founded it for ever.
+
+47:10. We have received thy mercy, O God, in the midst of thy temple.
+
+47:11. According to thy name, O God, so also is thy praise unto the
+ends of the earth:  thy right hand is full of justice.
+
+47:12. Let mount Sion rejoice, and the daughters of Juda be glad;
+because of thy judgments, O Lord.
+
+47:13. Surround Sion, and encompass her:  tell lye in her towers.
+
+47:14. Set your hearts on her strength; and distribute her houses, that
+ye may relate it in another generation.
+
+47:15. For this is God, our God unto eternity, and for ever and ever:
+he shall rule us for evermore.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 48
+
+
+Audite haec, omnes gentes.
+
+The folly of worldlings, who live on in sin, without thinking of death
+or hell.
+
+48:1. Unto the end, a psalm for the sons of Core.
+
+48:2. Hear these things, all ye nations:  give ear, all ye inhabitants
+of the world.
+
+48:3. All you that are earthborn, and you sons of men:  both rich and
+poor together.
+
+48:4. My mouth shall speak wisdom:  and the meditation of my heart
+understanding.
+
+48:5. I will incline my ear to a parable; I will open my proposition on
+the psaltery.
+
+48:6. Why shall I fear in the evil day?  the iniquity of my heel shall
+encompass me.
+
+The iniquity of my heel. . .That is, the iniquity of my steps or ways:
+or the iniquity of my pride, with which as with the heel, I have
+spurned and kicked at my neighbours:  or the iniquity of my heel, that
+is, the iniquity in which I shall be found in death.  The meaning of
+this verse is, Why should I now indulge those passions and sinful
+affections, or commit now those sins, which will cause me so much fear
+and anguish in the evil day; when the sorrows of death shall compass
+me, and the perils of hell shall find me?
+
+48:7. They that trust in their own strength, and glory in the multitude
+of their riches,
+
+They that trust, etc. . .As much as to say, let them fear that trust in
+their strength or riches:  for they have great reason to fear:  seeing no
+brother or other man, how much a friend soever, can by any price or
+labour rescue them from death.
+
+48:8. No brother can redeem, nor shall man redeem:  he shall not give to
+God his ransom,
+
+48:9. Nor the price of the redemption of his soul:  and shall labour for
+ever,
+
+And shall labour for ever, etc. . .This seems to be a continuation of
+the foregoing sentence:  as much as to say no man can by any price or
+ransom prolong his life, that so he may still continue to labour here,
+and live to the end of the world.  Others understand it of the eternal
+sorrows, and dying life of hell, which is the dreadful consequence of
+dying in sin.
+
+48:10. And shall still live unto the end.
+
+48:11. He shall not see destruction, when he shall see the wise dying:
+the senseless and the fool shall perish together:  And they shall leave
+their riches to strangers:
+
+He shall not see destruction, etc. . .Or, shall he not see destruction?
+As much as to say, however thoughtless he may be of his death, he must
+not expect to escape; when even the wise and the good are not exempt
+from dying.
+
+48:12. And their sepulchres shall be their houses for ever.  Their
+dwelling places to all generations:  they have called their lands by
+their names.
+
+They have called, etc. . .That is, they have left their names on their
+graves, which alone remain of their lands.
+
+48:13. And man when he was in honour did not understand; he is compared
+to senseless beasts, and is become like to them.
+
+48:14. This way of theirs is a stumblingblock to them:  and afterwards
+they shall delight in their mouth.
+
+They shall delight in their mouth. . .Notwithstanding the wretched way
+in which they walk, they shall applaud themselves with their mouths,
+and glory in their doings.
+
+48:15. They are laid in hell like sheep:  death shall feed upon them.
+And the just shall have dominion over them in the morning; and their
+help shall decay in hell from their glory.
+
+In the morning. . .That is, in the resurrection to a new life; when the
+just shall judge and condemn the wicked.  Ibid.  From their
+glory. . .That is, when their short-lived glory in this world shall be
+past, and be no more.
+
+48:16. But God will redeem my soul from the hand of hell, when he shall
+receive me.
+
+48:17. Be not thou afraid, when a man shall be made rick, and when the
+glory of his house shall be increased.
+
+48:18. For when he shall die he shall take nothing away; nor shall his
+glory descend with him.
+
+48:19. For in his lifetime his soul will be blessed:  and he will praise
+thee when thou shalt do well to him.
+
+48:20. He shall go in to the generations of his fathers:  and he shall
+never see light.
+
+48:21. Man when he was in honour did not understand:  he hath been
+compared to senseless beasts, and made like to them.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 49
+
+
+Deus deorum.
+
+The coming of Christ:  who prefers virtue and inward purity before the
+blood of victims.
+
+49:1. A psalm for Asaph.  The God of gods, the Lord hath spoken:  and he
+hath called the earth.  From the rising of the sun, to the going down
+thereof:
+
+49:2. Out of Sion the loveliness of his beauty.
+
+49:3. God shall come manifestly:  our God shall come, and shall not keep
+silence.  A fire shall burn before him:  and a mighty tempest shall be
+round about him.
+
+49:4. He shall call heaven from above, and the earth, to judge his
+people.
+
+49:5. Gather ye together his saints to him:  who set his covenant before
+sacrifices.
+
+49:6. And the heavens shall declare his justice:  for God is judge.
+
+49:7. Hear, O my people, and I will speak:  O Israel, and I will testify
+to thee:  I am God, thy God.
+
+49:8. I will not reprove thee for thy sacrifices:  and thy burnt
+offerings are always in my sight.
+
+49:9. I will not take calves out of thy house:  nor he goats out of thy
+flocks.
+
+49:10. For all the beasts of the woods are mine:  the cattle on the
+hills, and the oxen.
+
+49:11. I know all the fowls of the air:  and with me is the beauty of
+the field.
+
+49:12. If I should be hungry, I would not tell thee:  for the world is
+mine, and the fulness thereof.
+
+49:13. Shall I eat the flesh of bullocks?  or shall I drink the blood of
+goats?
+
+49:14. Offer to God the sacrifice of praise:  and pay thy vows to the
+most High.
+
+49:15. And call upon me in the day of trouble:  I will deliver thee, and
+thou shalt glorify me.
+
+49:16. But to the sinner God hath said:  Why dost thou declare my
+justices, and take my covenant in thy mouth?
+
+49:17. Seeing thou hast hated discipline:  and hast cast my words behind
+thee.
+
+49:18. If thou didst see a thief thou didst run with him:  and with
+adulterers thou hast been a partaker.
+
+49:19. Thy mouth hath abounded with evil, and thy tongue framed
+deceits.
+
+49:20. Sitting thou didst speak against thy brother, and didst lay a
+scandal against thy mother's son:
+
+49:21. These things hast thou done, and I was silent.  Thou thoughtest
+unjustly that I should be like to thee:  but I will reprove thee, and
+set before thy face.
+
+49:22. Understand these things, you that forget God; lest he snatch you
+away, and there be none to deliver you.
+
+49:23. The sacrifice of praise shall glorify me:  and there is the way
+by which I will shew him the salvation of God.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 50
+
+
+Miserere.
+
+The repentance and confession of David after his sin.  The fourth
+penitential psalm.
+
+50:1. Unto the end, a psalm of David,
+
+50:2. When Nathan the prophet came to him, after he had sinned with
+Bethsabee.  [2 Kings 12.]
+
+50:3. Have mercy on me, O God, according to thy great mercy.  And
+according to the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my iniquity.
+
+50:4. Wash me yet more from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.
+
+50:5. For I know my iniquity, and my sin is always before me.
+
+50:6. To thee only have I sinned, and have done evil before thee:  that
+thou mayst be justified in thy words, and mayst overcome when thou art
+judged.
+
+50:7. For behold I was conceived in iniquities; and in sins did my
+mother conceive me.
+
+50:8. For behold thou hast loved truth:  the uncertain and hidden things
+of thy wisdom thou hast made manifest to me.
+
+50:9. Thou shalt sprinkle me with hyssop, and I shall be cleansed:  thou
+shalt wash me, and I shall be made whiter than snow.
+
+50:10. To my hearing thou shalt give joy and gladness:  and the bones
+that have been humbled shall rejoice.
+
+50:11. Turn away thy face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities.
+
+50:12. Create a clean heart in me, O God:  and renew a right spirit
+within my bowels.
+
+50:13. Cast me not away from thy face; and take not thy holy spirit
+from me.
+
+50:14. Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation, and strengthen me with
+a perfect spirit.
+
+50:15. I will teach the unjust thy ways:  and the wicked shall be
+converted to thee.
+
+50:16. Deliver me from blood, O God, thou God of my salvation:  and my
+tongue shall extol thy justice.
+
+50:17. O Lord, thou wilt open my lips:  and my mouth shall declare thy
+praise.
+
+50:18. For if thou hadst desired sacrifice, I would indeed have given
+it:  with burnt offerings thou wilt not be delighted.
+
+50:19. A sacrifice to God is an afflicted spirit:  a contrite and
+humbled heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.
+
+50:20. Deal favourably, O Lord, in thy good will with Sion; that the
+walls of Jerusalem may be built up.
+
+50:21. Then shalt thou accept the sacrifice of justice, oblations and
+whole burnt offerings:  then shall they lay calves upon thy altar.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 51
+
+
+Quid gloriaris.
+
+David condemneth the wickedness of Doeg, and foretelleth his
+destruction.
+
+51:1. Unto the end, understanding for David,
+
+51:2. When Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul:  David went to the house
+of Achimelech.
+
+51:3. Why dost thou glory in malice, thou that art mighty in iniquity?
+
+51:4. All the day long thy tongue hath devised injustice:  as a sharp
+razor, thou hast wrought deceit.
+
+51:5. Thou hast loved malice more than goodness:  and iniquity rather
+than to speak righteousness.
+
+51:6. Thou hast loved all the words of ruin, O deceitful tongue.
+
+51:7. Therefore will God destroy thee for ever:  he will pluck thee out,
+and remove thee from thy dwelling place:  and thy root out of the land
+of the living.
+
+51:8. The just shall see and fear, and shall laugh at him, and say:
+
+51:9. Behold the man that made not God his helper:  But trusted in the
+abundance of his riches:  and prevailed in his vanity.
+
+51:10. But I, as a fruitful olive tree in the house of God, have hoped
+in the mercy of God for ever, yea for ever and ever.
+
+51:11. I will praise thee for ever, because thou hast done it:  and I
+will wait on thy name, for it is good in the sight of thy saints.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 52
+
+
+Dixit insipiens.
+
+The general corruption of man before the coming of Christ.
+
+52:1. Unto the end, for Maeleth, understandings to David.  The fool said
+in his heart:  There is no God.
+
+Maeleth. . .Or Machalath.  A musical instrument, or a chorus of
+musicians, for St. Jerome renders it, per chorum.
+
+52:2. They are corrupted, and become abominable in iniquities:  there is
+none that doth good.
+
+52:3. God looked down from heaven on the children of men:  to see if
+there were any that did understand, or did seek God.
+
+52:4. All have gone aside, they are become unprofitable together, there
+is none that doth good, no not one.
+
+52:5. Shall not all the workers of iniquity know, who eat up my people
+as they eat bread?
+
+52:6. They have not called upon God:  there have they trembled for fear,
+where there was no fear.  For God hath scattered the bones of them that
+please men:  they have been confounded, because God hath despised them.
+
+God hath scattered the bones, etc. . .That is, God has brought to
+nothing the strength of all those that seek to please men, to the
+prejudice of their duty to their Maker.
+
+52:7. Who will give out of Sion the salvation of Israel?  when God shall
+bring back the captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice, and Israel
+shall be glad.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 53
+
+
+Deus, in nomine tuo.
+
+A prayer for help in distress.
+
+53:1. Unto the end, in verses, understanding for David.
+
+53:2. When the en of Ziph had come and said to Saul:  Is not David
+hidden with us?  [1 Kings 23.19]
+
+53:3. Save me, O God, by thy name, and judge me in thy strength.
+
+53:4. O God, hear my prayer:  give ear to the words of my mouth.
+
+53:5. For strangers have risen up against me; and the mighty have
+sought after my soul:  and they have not set God before their eyes.
+
+53:6. For behold God is my helper:  and the Lord is the protector of my
+soul.
+
+53:7. Turn back the evils upon my enemies; and cut them off in thy
+truth.
+
+53:8. I will freely sacrifice to thee, and will give praise, O God, to
+thy name:  because it is good:
+
+53:9. For thou hast delivered me out of all trouble:  and my eye hath
+looked down upon my enemies.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 54
+
+
+Exaudi, Deus.
+
+A prayer of a just man under persecution from the wicked.  It agrees to
+Christ persecuted by the Jews, and betrayed by Judas.
+
+54:1. Unto the end, in verses, understanding for David.
+
+54:2. Hear, O God, my prayer, and despise not my supplication:
+
+54:3. Be attentive to me and hear me.  I am grieved in my exercise; and
+am troubled,
+
+54:4. At the voice of the enemy, and at the tribulation of the sinner.
+For they have cast iniquities upon me:  and in wrath they were
+troublesome to me.
+
+54:5. My heart is troubled within me:  and the fear of death is fallen
+upon me.
+
+54:6. Fear and trembling are come upon me:  and darkness hath covered
+me.
+
+54:7. And I said:  Who will give me wings like a dove, and I will fly
+and be at rest?
+
+54:8. Lo, I have gone far off flying away; and I abode in the
+wilderness.
+
+54:9. I waited for him that hath saved me from pusillanimity of spirit,
+and a storm.
+
+54:10. Cast down, O Lord, and divide their tongues; for I have seen
+iniquity and contradiction in the city.
+
+54:11. Day and night shall iniquity surround it upon its walls:  and in
+the midst thereof are labour,
+
+54:12. And injustice.  And usury and deceit have not departed from its
+streets.
+
+54:13. For if my enemy had reviled me, I would verily have borne with
+it.  And if he that hated me had spoken great things against me, I would
+perhaps have hidden my self from him.
+
+54:14. But thou a man of one mind, my guide, and my familiar,
+
+54:15. Who didst take sweetmeats together with me:  in the house of God
+we walked with consent.
+
+54:16. Let death come upon them, and let them go down alive into hell.
+For there is wickedness in their dwellings:  in the midst of them.
+
+Let death, etc. . .This, and such like imprecations which occur in the
+psalms, are delivered prophetically; that is, by way of foretelling the
+punishments which shall fall upon the wicked from divine justice, and
+approving the righteous ways of God:  but not by way of ill will, or
+uncharitable curses, which the law of God disallows.
+
+54:17. But I have cried to God:  and the Lord will save me.
+
+54:18. Evening and morning, and at noon I will speak and declare:  and
+he shall hear my voice.
+
+54:19. He shall redeem my soul in peace from them that draw near to me:
+for among many they were with me.
+
+Among many, etc. . .That is, they that drew near to attack me were many
+in company all combined to fight against me.
+
+54:20. God shall hear, and the Eternal shall humble them.  For there is
+no change with them, and they have not feared God:
+
+54:21. He hath stretched forth his hand to repay.  They have defiled his
+covenant,
+
+54:22. They are divided by the wrath of his countenance, and his heart
+hath drawn near.  His words are smoother than oil, and the same are
+darts.
+
+They are divided, etc. . .Dispersed, scattered, and brought to nothing,
+by the wrath of God; who looks with indignation on their wicked and
+deceitful ways.
+
+54:23. Cast thy care upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee:  he shall
+not suffer the just to waver for ever.
+
+54:24. But thou, O God, shalt bring them down into the pit of
+destruction.  Bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their
+days; but I will trust in thee, O Lord.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 55
+
+
+Miserere mei, Deus.
+
+A prayer of David in danger and distress.
+
+55:1. Unto the end, for a people that is removed at a distance form the
+sanctuary:  for David, for an inscription of a title (or pillar) when
+the Philistines held him in Geth.
+
+55:2. Have mercy on me, O God, for man hath trodden me under foot; all
+the day long he hath afflicted me fighting against me.
+
+55:3. My enemies have trodden on me all the day long; for they are many
+that make war against me.
+
+55:4. From the height of the day I shall fear:  but I will trust in
+thee.
+
+The height of the day. . .That is, even at noonday, when the sun is the
+highest, I am still in danger.
+
+55:5. In God I will praise my words, in God I have put my trust:  I will
+not fear what flesh can do against me.
+
+My words. . .The words or promises God has made in my favour.
+
+55:6. All the day long they detested my words:  all their thoughts were
+against me unto evil.
+
+55:7. They will dwell and hide themselves:  they will watch my heel.  As
+they have waited for my soul,
+
+55:8. For nothing shalt thou save them:  in thy anger thou shalt break
+the people in pieces.  O God,
+
+For nothing shalt thou save them. . .That is, since they lie in wait to
+ruin my soul, thou shalt for no consideration favour or assist them,
+but execute thy justice upon them.
+
+55:9. I have declared to thee my life:  thou hast set me tears in thy
+sight, As also in thy promise.
+
+55:10. Then shall my enemies be turned back.  In what day soever I shall
+call upon thee, behold I know thou art my God.
+
+55:11. In God will I praise the word, in the Lord will I praise his
+speech.  In God have I hoped, I will not fear what man can do to me.
+
+55:12. In me, O God, are vows to thee, which I will pay, praises to
+thee:
+
+55:13. Because thou hast delivered my soul from death, my feet from
+falling:  that I may please in the sight of God, in the light of the
+living.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 56
+
+
+Miserere mei, Deus.  The prophet prays in his affliction, and praises
+God for his delivery.
+
+56:1. Unto the end, destroy not, for David, for an inscription of a
+title, when he fled from Saul into the cave.  [1 Kings 24.]
+
+Destroy not. . .Suffer me not to be destroyed.
+
+56:2. Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy on me:  for my soul trusteth
+in thee.  And in the shadow of thy wings will I hope, until iniquity
+pass away.
+
+56:3. I will cry to God the most high; to God who hath done good to me.
+
+56:4. He hath sent from heaven and delivered me:  he hath made them a
+reproach that trod upon me.  God hath sent his mercy and his truth,
+
+56:5. And he hath delivered my soul from the midst of the young lions.
+I slept troubled.  The sons of men, whose teeth are weapons and arrows,
+and their tongue a sharp sword.
+
+56:6. Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens, and thy glory above
+all the earth.
+
+56:7. They prepared a snare for my feet; and they bowed down my soul.
+They dug a pit before my face, and they are fallen into it.
+
+56:8. My heart is ready, O God, my heart is ready:  I will sing, and
+rehearse a psalm.
+
+56:9. Arise, O my glory, arise psaltery and harp:  I will arise early.
+
+56:10. I will give praise to thee, O Lord, among the people:  I will
+sing a psalm to thee among the nations.
+
+56:11. For thy mercy is magnified even to the heavens:  and thy truth
+unto the clouds.
+
+56:12. Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens:  and thy glory above
+all the earth.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 57
+
+
+Si vere utique.
+
+David reproveth the wicked, and foretelleth their punishment.
+
+57:1. Unto the end, destroy not, for David, for an inscription of a
+title.
+
+57:2. If in very deed ye speak justice:  judge right things, ye sons of
+men.
+
+57:3. For in your heart you work iniquity:  your hands forge injustice
+in the earth.
+
+57:4. The wicked are alienated from the womb; they have gone astray
+from the womb:  they have spoken false things.
+
+57:5. Their madness is according to the likeness of a serpent:  like the
+deaf asp that stoppeth her ears:
+
+57:6. Which will not hear the voice of the charmers; nor of the wizard
+that charmeth wisely.
+
+57:7. God shall break in pieces their teeth in their mouth:  the Lord
+shall break the grinders of the lions.
+
+57:8. They shall come to nothing, like water running down; he hath bent
+his bow till they be weakened.
+
+57:9. Like wax that melteth they shall be taken away:  fire hath fallen
+on them, and they shall not see the sun.
+
+57:10. Before your thorns could know the brier; he swalloweth them up,
+as alive, in his wrath.
+
+Before your thorns, etc. . .That is, before your thorns grow up, so as
+to become strong briers, they shall be overtaken and consumed by divine
+justice, swallowing them up, as it were, alive in his wrath.
+
+57:11. The just shall rejoice when he shall see the revenge:  he shall
+wash his hands in the blood of the sinner.
+
+Shall wash his hands, etc. . .Shall applaud the justice of God, and take
+occasion from the consideration of the punishment of the wicked to wash
+and cleanse his hands from sin.
+
+57:12. And man shall say:  If indeed there be fruit to the just:  there
+is indeed a God that judgeth them on the earth.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 58
+
+
+Eripe me.
+
+A prayer to be delivered from the wicked, with confidence in God's help
+and protection.  It agrees to Christ and his enemies the Jews.
+
+58:1. Unto the end, destroy not, for David for an inscription of a
+title, when Saul sent and watched his house to kill him.  [1 Kings 19.]
+
+58:2. Deliver me from my enemies, O my God; and defend me from them
+that rise up against me.
+
+58:3. Deliver me from them that work iniquity, and save me from bloody
+men.
+
+58:4. For behold they have caught my soul:  the mighty have rushed in
+upon me:
+
+58:5. Neither is it my iniquity, nor my sin, O Lord:  without iniquity
+have I run, and directed my steps.
+
+58:6. Rise up thou to meet me, and behold:  even thou, O Lord, the God
+of hosts, the God of Israel.  Attend to visit all the nations:  have no
+mercy on all them that work iniquity.
+
+58:7. They shall return at evening, and shall suffer hunger like dogs:
+and shall go round about the city.
+
+58:8. Behold they shall speak with their mouth, and a sword is in their
+lips:  for who, say they, hath heard us?
+
+58:9. But thou, O Lord, shalt laugh at them:  thou shalt bring all the
+nations to nothing.
+
+58:10. I will keep my strength to thee:  for thou art my protector:
+
+58:11. My God, his mercy shall prevent me.
+
+58:12. God shall let me see over my enemies:  slay them not, lest at any
+time my people forget.  Scatter them by thy power; and bring them down,
+O Lord, my protector:
+
+58:13. For the sin of their mouth, and the word of their lips:  and let
+them be taken in their pride.  And for their cursing and lying they
+shall be talked of,
+
+58:14. When they are consumed:  when they are consumed by thy wrath, and
+they shall be no more.  And they shall know that God will rule Jacob,
+and all the ends of the earth.
+
+58:15. They shall return at evening and shall suffer hunger like dogs:
+and shall go round about the city.
+
+58:16. They shall be scattered abroad to eat, and shall murmur if they
+be not filled.
+
+58:17. But I will sing thy strength:  and will extol thy mercy in the
+morning.  For thou art become my support, and my refuge, in the day of
+my trouble.
+
+58:18. Unto thee, O my helper, will I sing, for thou art God my
+defence:  my God my mercy.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 59
+
+
+Deus, repulisti nos.
+
+After many afflictions, the church of Christ shall prevail.
+
+59:1. Unto the end, for them that shall be changed, for the inscription
+of a title, to David himself, for doctrine,
+
+59:2. When he set fire to Mesopotamia of Syria and Sobal:  and Joab
+returned and slew of Edom, in the vale of the saltpits, twelve thousand
+men.
+
+59:3. O God, thou hast cast us off, and hast destroyed us; thou hast
+been angry, and hast had mercy on us.
+
+59:4. Thou hast moved the earth, and hast troubled it:  heal thou the
+breaches thereof, for it has been moved.
+
+59:5. Thou hast shewn thy people hard things; thou hast made us drink
+the wine of sorrow.
+
+59:6. Thou hast given a warning to them that fear thee:  that they may
+flee from before the bow:  That thy beloved may be delivered.
+
+59:7. Save me with thy right hand, and hear me.
+
+59:8. God hath spoken in his holy place:  I will rejoice, and I will
+divide Sichem; and will mete out the vale of tabernacles.
+
+59:9. Galaad is mine, and Manasses is mine:  and Ephraim is the strength
+of my head.  Juda is my king:
+
+59:10. Moab is the pot of my hope.  Into Edom will I stretch out my
+shoe:  to me the foreigners are made subject.
+
+The pot of my hope. . .Or my watering pot.  That is, a vessel for meaner
+uses, by being reduced to serve me, even in the meanest
+employments.--Ibid.  Foreigners. . .So the Philistines are called, who
+had no kindred with the Israelites; whereas the Edomites, Moabites, etc.,
+were originally of the same family.
+
+59:11. Who will bring me into the strong city?  who will lead me into
+Edom?
+
+59:12. Wilt not thou, O God, who hast cast us off?  and wilt not thou, O
+God, go out with our armies?
+
+59:13. Give us help from trouble:  for vain is the salvation of man.
+
+59:14. Through God we shall do mightily:  and he shall bring to nothing
+them that afflict us.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 60
+
+
+Exaudi, Deus.
+
+A prayer for the coming of the kingdom of Christ, which shall have no
+end.
+
+60:1. Unto the end, in hymns, for David.
+
+60:2. Hear, O God, my supplication:  be attentive to my prayer.
+
+60:3. To thee have I cried from the ends of the earth:  when my heart
+was in anguish, thou hast exalted me on a rock.  Thou hast conducted me;
+
+60:4. For thou hast been my hope; a tower of strength against the face
+of the enemy.
+
+60:5. In thy tabernacle I shall dwell for ever:  I shall be protected
+under the covert of thy wings.
+
+60:6. For thou, my God, hast heard my prayer:  thou hast given an
+inheritance to them that fear thy name.
+
+60:7. Thou wilt add days to the days of the king:  his years even to
+generation and generation.
+
+60:8. He abideth for ever in the sight of God:  his mercy and truth who
+shall search?
+
+60:9. So will I sing a psalm to thy name for ever and ever:  that I may
+pay my vows from day to day.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 61
+
+
+Nonne Deo.
+
+The prophet encourageth himself and all others to trust in God, and
+serve him.
+
+61:1. Unto the end, for Idithun, a psalm of David.
+
+61:2. Shall not my soul be subject to God?  for from him is my
+salvation.
+
+61:3. For he is my God and my saviour:  he is my protector, I shall be
+moved no more.
+
+61:4. How long do you rush in upon a man?  you all kill, as if you were
+thrusting down a leaning wall, and a tottering fence.
+
+61:5. But they have thought to cast away my price; I ran in thirst:
+they blessed with their mouth, but cursed with their heart.
+
+61:6. But be thou, O my soul, subject to God:  for from him is my
+patience.
+
+61:7. For he is my God and my saviour:  he is my helper, I shall not be
+moved.
+
+61:8. In God is my salvation and my glory:  he is the God of my help,
+and my hope is in God.
+
+61:9. Trust in him, all ye congregation of people:  pour out your hearts
+before him.  God is our helper for ever.
+
+61:10. But vain are the sons of men, the sons of men are liars in the
+balances:  that by vanity they may together deceive.
+
+Are liars in the balances, etc. . .They are so vain and light, that if
+they are put into the scales, they will be found to be of no weight;
+and to be mere lies, deceit, and vanity.  Or, They are liars in their
+balances, by weighing things by false weights, and preferring the
+temporal before the eternal.
+
+61:11. Trust not in iniquity, and cover not robberies:  if riches
+abound, set not your heart upon them.
+
+61:12. God hath spoken once, these two things have I heard, that power
+belongeth to God,
+
+61:13. And mercy to thee, O Lord; for thou wilt render to every man
+according to his works.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 62
+
+
+Deus Deus meus, ad te.
+
+The prophet aspireth after God.
+
+62:1. A psalm of David while he was in the desert of Edom.
+
+62:2. O God, my God, to thee do I watch at break of day.  For thee my
+soul hath thirsted; for thee my flesh, O how many ways!
+
+62:3. In a desert land, and where there is no way, and no water:  so in
+the sanctuary have I come before thee, to see thy power and thy glory.
+
+62:4. For thy mercy is better than lives:  thee my lips will praise.
+
+62:5. Thus will I bless thee all my life long:  and in thy name I will
+lift up my hands.
+
+62:6. Let my soul be filled as with marrow and fatness:  and my mouth
+shall praise thee with joyful lips.
+
+62:7. If I have remembered thee upon my bed, I will meditate on thee in
+the morning:
+
+62:8. Because thou hast been my helper.  And I will rejoice under the
+covert of thy wings:
+
+62:9. My soul hath stuck close to thee:  thy right hand hath received
+me.
+
+62:10. But they have fought my soul in vain, they shall go into the
+lower parts of the earth:
+
+62:11. They shall be delivered into the hands of the sword, they shall
+be the portions of foxes.
+
+62:12. But the king shall rejoice in God, all they shall be praised
+that swear by him:  because the mouth is stopped of them that speak
+wicked things.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 63
+
+
+Exaudi Deus orationem.
+
+A prayer in affliction, with confidence in God that he will bring to
+nought the machinations of persecutors.
+
+63:1. Unto the end, a psalm for David.
+
+63:2. Hear O God, my prayer, when I make supplication to thee:  deliver
+my soul from the fear of the enemy.
+
+63:3. Thou hast protected me from the assembly of the malignant; from
+the multitude of the workers of iniquity.
+
+63:4. For they have whetted their tongues like a sword; they have bent
+their bow a bitter thing,
+
+63:5. To shoot in secret the undefiled.
+
+63:6. They will shoot at him on a sudden, and will not fear:  they are
+resolute in wickedness.  They have talked of hiding snares; they have
+said:  Who shall see them?
+
+63:7. They have searched after iniquities:  they have failed in their
+search.  Man shall come to a deep heart:
+
+A deep heart. . .That is, crafty, subtle, deep projects and designs;
+which nevertheless shall not succeed; for God shall be exalted in
+bringing them to nought by his wisdom and power.
+
+63:8. And God shall be exalted.  The arrows of children are their
+wounds:
+
+The arrows of children are their wounds. . .That is, the wounds,
+stripes, or blows, they seek to inflict upon the just, are but like the
+weak efforts of children's arrows, which can do no execution:  and their
+tongues, that is, their speeches against them come to nothing.
+
+63:9. And their tongues against them are made weak.  All that saw them
+were troubled;
+
+63:10. And every man was afraid.  And they declared the works of God,
+and understood his doings.
+
+63:11. The just shall rejoice in the Lord, and shall hope in him:  and
+all the upright in heart shall be praised.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 64
+
+
+Te decet.
+
+God is to be praised in his church, to which all nations shall be
+called.
+
+64:1. To the end, a psalm of David.  The canticle of Jeremias and
+Ezechiel to the people of the captivity, when they began to go out.
+
+Of the captivity. . .That is, the people of the captivity of Babylon.
+This is not in the Hebrew, but is found in the ancient translation of
+the Septuagint.
+
+64:2. A hymn, O God, becometh thee in Sion:  and a vow shall be paid to
+thee in Jerusalem.
+
+64:3. O hear my prayer:  all flesh shall come to thee.
+
+64:4. The words of the wicked have prevailed over us:  and thou wilt
+pardon our transgressions.
+
+64:5. Blessed is he whom thou hast chosen and taken to thee:  he shall
+dwell in thy courts.  We shall be filled with the good things of thy
+house; holy is thy temple,
+
+64:6. Wonderful in justice.  Hear us, O God our saviour, who art the
+hope of all the ends of the earth, and in the sea afar off.
+
+64:7. Thou who preparest the mountains by thy strength, being girded
+with power:
+
+64:8. Who troublest the depth of the sea, the noise of its waves.  The
+Gentiles shall be troubled,
+
+64:9. And they that dwell in the uttermost borders shall be afraid at
+thy signs:  thou shalt make the outgoings of the morning and of the
+evening to be joyful.
+
+64:10. Thou hast visited the earth, and hast plentifully watered it;
+thou hast many ways enriched it.  The river of God is filled with water,
+thou hast prepared their food:  for so is its preparation.
+
+64:11. Fill up plentifully the streams thereof, multiply its fruits; it
+shall spring up and rejoice in its showers.
+
+64:12. Thou shalt bless the crown of the year of thy goodness:  and thy
+fields shall be filled with plenty.
+
+64:13. The beautiful places of the wilderness shall grow fat:  and the
+hills shall be girded about with joy,
+
+64:14. The rams of the flock are clothed, and the vales shall abound
+with corn:  they shall shout, yea they shall sing a hymn.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 65
+
+
+Jubilate Deo.
+
+An invitation to praise God.
+
+65:1. Unto the end, a canticle of a psalm of the resurrection.  Shout
+with joy to God, all the earth,
+
+65:2. Sing ye a psalm to his name; give glory to his praise.
+
+65:3. Say unto God, How terrible are thy works, O Lord! in the
+multitude of thy strength thy enemies shall lie to thee.
+
+65:4. Let all the earth adore thee, and sing to thee:  let it sing a
+psalm to thy name.
+
+65:5. Come and see the works of God; who is terrible in his counsels
+over the sons of men.
+
+65:6. Who turneth the sea into dry land, in the river they shall pass
+on foot:  there shall we rejoice in him.
+
+65:7. Who by his power ruleth for ever:  his eyes behold the nations;
+let not them that provoke him be exalted in themselves.
+
+65:8. O bless our God, ye Gentiles:  and make the voice of his praise to
+be heard.
+
+65:9. Who hath set my soul to live:  and hath not suffered my feet to be
+moved:
+
+65:10. For thou, O God, hast proved us:  thou hast tried us by fire, as
+silver is tried.
+
+65:11. Thou hast brought us into a net, thou hast laid afflictions on
+our back:
+
+65:12. Thou hast set men over our heads.  We have passed through fire
+and water, and thou hast brought us out into a refreshment.
+
+65:13. I will go into thy house with burnt offerings:  I will pay thee
+my vows,
+
+65:14. Which my lips have uttered, And my mouth hath spoken, when I was
+in trouble.
+
+65:15. I will offer up to thee holocausts full of marrow, with burnt
+offerings of rams:  I will offer to thee bullocks with goats.
+
+65:16. Come and hear, all ye that fear God, and I will tell you what
+great things he hath done for my soul.
+
+65:17. I cried to him with my mouth:  and I extolled him with my tongue.
+
+65:18. If I have looked at iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear
+me.
+
+65:19. Therefore hath God heard me, and hath attended to the voice of
+my supplication.
+
+65:20. Blessed be God, who hath not turned away my prayer, nor his
+mercy from me.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 66
+
+
+Deus misereatur.
+
+A prayer for the propagation of the church.
+
+66:1. Unto the end, in hymns, a psalm of a canticle for David.
+
+66:2. May God have mercy on us, and bless us:  may he cause the light of
+his countenance to shine upon us, and may he have mercy on us.
+
+66:3. That we may know thy way upon earth:  thy salvation in all
+nations.
+
+66:4. Let people confess to thee, O God:  let all people give praise to
+thee.
+
+66:5. Let the nations be glad and rejoice:  for thou judgest the people
+with justice, and directest the nations upon earth.
+
+66:6. Let the people, O God, confess to thee:  let all the people give
+praise to thee:
+
+66:7. The earth hath yielded her fruit.  May God, our God bless us,
+
+66:8. May God bless us:  and all the ends of the earth fear him.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 67
+
+
+Exurgat Deus.
+
+The glorious establishment of the church of the New Testament,
+prefigured by the benefits bestowed on the people of Israel.
+
+67:1. Unto the end, a psalm of a canticle for David himself.
+
+67:2. Let God arise, and let his enemies be scattered:  and let them
+that hate him flee from before his face.
+
+67:3. As smoke vanisheth, so let them vanish away:  as wax melteth
+before the fire, so let the wicked perish at the presence of God.
+
+67:4. And let the just feast, and rejoice before God:  and be delighted
+with gladness.
+
+67:5. Sing ye to God, sing a psalm to his name, make a way for him who
+ascendeth upon the west:  the Lord is his name.  Rejoice ye before him:
+but the wicked shall be troubled at his presence,
+
+Who ascendeth upon the west. . .Super occasum.  St. Gregory understands
+it of Christ, who after his going down, like the sun, in the west, by
+his passion and death, ascended more glorious, and carried all before
+him.  St. Jerome renders it, who ascendeth, or cometh up, through the
+deserts.
+
+67:6. Who is the father of orphans, and the judge of widows.  God in his
+holy place:
+
+67:7. God who maketh men of one manner to dwell in a house:  Who
+bringeth out them that were bound in strength; in like manner them that
+provoke, that dwell in sepulchres.
+
+Of one manner. . .That is, agreeing in faith, unanimous in love, and
+following the same manner of discipline.  It is verified in the servants
+of God, living together in his house, which is the church.  1 Tim.
+3.15.--Ibid.  Them that were bound, etc. . .The power and mercy of God
+appears in his bringing out of their captivity those that were strongly
+bound in their sins:  and in restoring to his grace those whose
+behaviour had been most provoking; and who by their evil habits were
+not only dead, but buried in their sepulchres.
+
+67:8. O God, when thou didst go forth in the sight of thy people, when
+thou didst pass through the desert:
+
+67:9. The earth was moved, and the heavens dropped at the presence of
+the God of Sina, at the presence of the God of Israel.
+
+67:10. Thou shalt set aside for thy inheritance a free rain, O God:  and
+it was weakened, but thou hast made it perfect.
+
+A free rain. . .the manna, which rained plentifully from heaven, in
+favour of God's inheritance, that is, of his people Israel:  which was
+weakened indeed under a variety of afflictions, but was made perfect by
+God; that is, was still supported by divine providence, and brought on
+to the promised land.  It agrees particularly to the church of Christ
+his true inheritance, which is plentifully watered with the free rain
+of heavenly grace; and through many infirmities, that is, crosses and
+tribulations, is made perfect, and fitted for eternal glory.
+
+67:11. In it shall thy animals dwell; in thy sweetness, O God, thou
+hast provided for the poor.
+
+In it, etc. . .That is, in this church, which is thy fold and thy
+inheritance, shall thy animals, thy sheep, dwell:  where thou hast
+plentifully provided for them.
+
+67:12. The Lord shall give the word to them that preach good tidings
+with great power.
+
+To them that preach good tidings. . .Evangelizantibus.  That is, to the
+preachers of the gospel; who receiving the word from the Lord, shall
+with great power and efficacy preach throughout the world the glad
+tidings of a Saviour, and of eternal salvation through him.
+
+67:13. The king of powers is of the beloved, of the beloved; and the
+beauty of the house shall divide spoils.
+
+The king of powers. . .That is, the mighty King, the Lord of hosts, is
+of the beloved, of the beloved; that is, is on the side of Christ, his
+most beloved son:  and his beautiful house, viz., the church, in which
+God dwells forever, shall by her spiritual conquests divide the spoils
+of many nations.  The Hebrew (as it now stands pointed) is thus
+rendered, The kings of armies have fled, they have fled, and she that
+dwells at home (or the beauty of the house) shall divide the spoils.
+
+67:14. If you sleep among the midst of lots, you shall be as the wings
+of a dove covered with silver, and the hinder parts of her back with
+the paleness of gold.
+
+If you sleep among the midst of lots (intermedios cleros, etc.). . .Viz.,
+in such dangers and persecutions, as if your enemies were casting
+lots for your goods and persons:  or in the midst of the lots,
+(intermedios terminos, as St. Jerome renders it,) that is, upon the
+very bounds or borders of the dominions of your enemies:  you shall be
+secure nevertheless under the divine protection; and shall be enabled
+to fly away, like a dove, with glittering wings and feathers shining
+like the palest and most precious gold; that is, with great increase of
+virtue, and glowing with the fervour of charity.
+
+67:15. When he that is in heaven appointeth kings over her, they shall
+be whited with snow in Selmon.
+
+Kings over her. . .That is, pastors and rulers over his church, viz.,
+the apostles and their successors.  Then by their ministry shall men be
+made whiter than the snow which lies on the top of the high mountain
+Selmon.
+
+67:16. The mountain of God is a fat mountain.  A curdled mountain, a fat
+mountain.
+
+The mountain of God. . .The church, which, Isa. 2.2, is called The
+mountain of the house of the Lord upon the top of mountains.  It is here
+called a fat and a curdled mountain; that is to say, most fruitful, and
+enriched by the spiritual gifts and graces of the Holy Ghost.
+
+67:17. Why suspect, ye curdled mountains?  A mountain in which God is
+well pleased to dwell:  for there the Lord shall dwell unto the end.
+
+Why suspect, ye curdled mountains?. . .Why do you suppose or imagine
+there may be any other such curdled mountains?  You are mistaken:  the
+mountain thus favoured by God is but one; and this same he has chosen
+for his dwelling for ever.
+
+67:18. The chariot of God is attended by ten thousands; thousands of
+them that rejoice:  the Lord is among them in Sina, in the holy place.
+
+The chariot of God. . .Descending to give his law on mount Sina:  as also
+of Jesus Christ his Son, ascending into heaven, to send from thence the
+Holy Ghost, to publish his new law, is attended with ten thousands,
+that is, with an innumerable multitude of joyful angels.
+
+67:19. Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive;
+thou hast received gifts in men.  Yea for those also that do not
+believe, the dwelling of the Lord God.
+
+Led captivity captive. . .Carrying away with thee to heaven those who
+before had been the captives of Satan; and receiving from God the
+Father gifts to be distributed to men; even to those who were before
+unbelievers.
+
+67:20. Blessed be the Lord day by day:  the God of our salvation will
+make our journey prosperous to us.
+
+67:21. Our God is the God of salvation:  and of the Lord, of the Lord
+are the issues from death.
+
+The issues from death. . .The Lord alone is master of the issues, by
+which we may escape from death.
+
+67:22. But God shall break the heads of his enemies:  the hairy crown of
+them that walk on in their sins.
+
+67:23. The Lord said:  I will turn them from Basan, I will turn them
+into the depth of the sea:
+
+I will turn them from Basan, etc. . .I will cast out my enemies from
+their rich possessions, signified by Basan, a fruitful country; and I
+will drive them into the depth of the sea:  and make such a slaughter of
+them, that the feet of my servants may be dyed in their blood, etc.
+
+67:24. That thy foot may be dipped in the blood of thy enemies; the
+tongue of thy dogs be red with the same.
+
+67:25. They have seen thy goings, O God, the goings of my God:  of my
+king who is in his sanctuary.
+
+Thy goings. . .Thy ways, thy proceedings, by which thou didst formerly
+take possession of the promised land in favour of thy people; and shalt
+afterwards of the whole world, which thou shalt subdue to thy Son.
+
+67:26. Princes went before joined with singers, in the midst of young
+damsels playing on timbrels.
+
+Princes. . .The apostles, the first converters of nations; attended by
+numbers of perfect souls, singing the divine praises, and virgins
+consecrated to God.
+
+67:27. In the churches bless ye God the Lord, from the fountains of
+Israel.
+
+From the fountains of Israel. . .From whom both Christ and his apostles
+sprung.  By Benjamin, the holy fathers on this place understand St.
+Paul, who was of that tribe, named here a youth, because he was the
+last called to the apostleship.  By the princes of Juda, Zabulon, and
+Nephthali, we may understand the other apostles, who were of the tribe
+of Juda; or of the tribes of Zabulon, and Nephthali, where our Lord
+began to preach, Matt. 4.13, etc.
+
+67:28. There is Benjamin a youth, in ecstasy of mind.  The princes of
+Juda are their leaders:  the princes of Zabulon, the princes of
+Nephthali.
+
+67:29. Command thy strength, O God confirm, O God, what thou hast
+wrought in us.
+
+Command thy strength. . .Give orders that thy strength may be always with
+us.
+
+67:30. From thy temple in Jerusalem, kings shall offer presents to
+thee.
+
+67:31. Rebuke the wild beasts of the reeds, the congregation of bulls
+with the kine of the people; who seek to exclude them who are tried
+with silver.  Scatter thou the nations that delight in wars:
+
+Rebuke the wild beasts of the reeds. . .or the wild beasts, which lie
+hid in the reeds.  That is, the devils, who hide themselves in order to
+surprise their prey.  Or by wild beasts, are here understood
+persecutors, who, for all their attempts against the Church, are but as
+weak reeds, which cannot prevail against them who are supported by the
+strength of the Almighty.  The same are also called the congregation of
+bulls (from their rage against the Church) who assemble together all
+their kine, that is, the people their subjects, to exclude if they can,
+from Christ and his inheritance, his constant confessors, who are like
+silver tried by fire.
+
+67:32. Ambassadors shall come out of Egypt:  Ethiopia shall soon stretch
+out her hands to God.
+
+Ambassadors shall come, etc. . .It is a prophecy of the conversion of
+the Gentiles, and by name of the Egyptians and Ethiopians.
+
+67:33. Sing to God, ye kingdoms of the earth:  sing ye to the Lord:  Sing
+ye to God,
+
+67:34. Who mounteth above the heaven of heavens, to the east.  Behold he
+will give to his voice the voice of power:
+
+To the east. . .From mount Olivet, which is on the east side of
+Jerusalem.--Ibid.  The voice of power. . .That is, he will make his voice
+to be a powerful voice:  by calling from death to life, such as were
+dead in mortal sin:  as at the last day he will by the power of his
+voice call all the dead from their graves.
+
+67:35. Give ye glory to God for Israel, his magnificence, and his power
+is in the clouds.
+
+67:36. God is wonderful in his saints:  the God of Israel is he who will
+give power and strength to his people.  Blessed be God.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 68
+
+
+Salvum me fac, Deus.
+
+Christ in his passion declareth the greatness of his sufferings, and
+the malice of his persecutors the Jews; and foretelleth their
+reprobation.
+
+68:1. Unto the end, for them that shall be changed; for David.
+
+For them that shall be changed. . .A psalm for Christian converts, to
+remember the passion of Christ.
+
+68:2. Save me, O God:  for the waters are come in even unto my soul.
+
+The waters. . .Of afflictions and sorrows.  My soul is sorrowful even
+unto death.  Matt. 26.38.
+
+68:3. I stick fast in the mire of the deep and there is no sure
+standing.  I am come into the depth of the sea, and a tempest hath
+overwhelmed me.
+
+68:4. I have laboured with crying; my jaws are become hoarse, my eyes
+have failed, whilst I hope in my God.
+
+68:5. They are multiplied above the hairs of my head, who hate me
+without cause.  My enemies are grown strong who have wrongfully
+persecuted me:  then did I pay that which I took not away.
+
+I pay that which I took not away. . .Christ in his passion made
+restitution of what he had not taken away, by suffering the punishment
+due to our sins, and so repairing the injury we had done to God.
+
+68:6. O God, thou knowest my foolishness; and my offences are not
+hidden from thee:
+
+My foolishness and my offences. . .which my enemies impute to me:  or the
+follies and sins of men, which I have taken upon myself.
+
+68:7. Let not them be ashamed for me, who look for thee, O Lord, the
+Lord of hosts.  Let them not be confounded on my account, who seek thee,
+O God of Israel.
+
+68:8. Because for thy sake I have borne reproach; shame hath covered my
+face.
+
+68:9. I am become a stranger to my brethren, and an alien to the sons
+of my mother.
+
+68:10. For the zeal of thy house hath eaten me up:  and the reproaches
+of them that reproached thee are fallen upon me.
+
+68:11. And I covered my soul in fasting:  and it was made a reproach to
+me.
+
+68:12. And I made haircloth my garment:  and I became a byword to them.
+
+68:13. They that sat in the gate spoke against me:  and they that drank
+wine made me their song.
+
+68:14. But as for me, my prayer is to thee, O Lord; for the time of thy
+good pleasure, O God.  In the multitude of thy mercy hear me, in the
+truth of thy salvation.
+
+68:15. Draw me out of the mire, that I may not stick fast:  deliver me
+from them that hate me, and out of the deep waters.
+
+68:16. Let not the tempest of water drown me, nor the deep water
+swallow me up:  and let not the pit shut her mouth upon me.
+
+68:17. Hear me, O Lord, for thy mercy is kind; look upon me according
+to the multitude of thy tender mercies.
+
+68:18. And turn not away thy face from thy servant:  for I am in
+trouble, hear me speedily.
+
+68:19. Attend to my soul, and deliver it:  save me because of my
+enemies.
+
+68:20. Thou knowest my reproach, and my confusion, and my shame.
+
+68:21. In thy sight are all they that afflict me; my heart hath
+expected reproach and misery.  And I looked for one that would grieve
+together with me, but there was none:  and for one that would comfort
+me, and I found none.
+
+68:22. And they gave me gall for my food, and in my thirst they gave me
+vinegar to drink.
+
+68:23. Let their table become as a snare before them, and a recompense,
+and a stumblingblock.
+
+Let their table, etc. . .What here follows in the style of an
+imprecation, is a prophecy of the wretched state to which the Jews
+should be reduced in punishment of their wilful obstinacy.
+
+68:24. Let their eyes be darkened that they see not; and their back
+bend thou down always.
+
+68:25. Pour out thy indignation upon them:  and let thy wrathful anger
+take hold of them.
+
+68:26. Let their habitation be made desolate:  and let there be none to
+dwell in their tabernacles.
+
+68:27. Because they have persecuted him whom thou hast smitten; and
+they have added to the grief of my wounds.
+
+68:28. Add thou iniquity upon their iniquity:  and let them not come
+into thy justice.
+
+68:29. Let them be blotted out of the book of the living; and with the
+just let them not be written.
+
+68:30. But I am poor and sorrowful:  thy salvation, O God, hath set me
+up.
+
+68:31. I will praise the name of God with a canticle:  and I will
+magnify him with praise.
+
+68:32. And it shall please God better than a young calf, that bringeth
+forth horns and hoofs.
+
+68:33. Let the poor see and rejoice:  seek ye God, and your soul shall
+live.
+
+68:34. For the Lord hath heard the poor:  and hath not despised his
+prisoners.
+
+68:35. Let the heavens and the earth praise him; the sea, and every
+thing that creepeth therein.
+
+68:36. For God will save Sion, and the cities of Juda shall be built
+up.  And they shall dwell there, and acquire it by inheritance.
+
+Sion. . .The catholic church.  The cities of Juda, etc., her places of
+worship, which shall be established throughout the world.  And there,
+viz., in this church of Christ, shall his servants dwell, etc.
+
+68:37. And the seed of his servants shall possess it; and they that
+love his name shall dwell therein.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 69
+
+
+Deus in adjutorium.
+
+A prayer in persecution.
+
+69:1. Unto the end, a psalm for David, to bring to remembrance that the
+Lord saved him.
+
+69:2. O God, come to my assistance; O Lord, make haste to help me.
+
+69:3. Let them be confounded and ashamed that seek my soul:
+
+69:4. Let them be turned backward, and blush for shame that desire
+evils to me:  Let them be presently turned away blushing for shame that
+say to me:  'Tis well, 'tis well.
+
+'T is well, 't is well. . .Euge, euge.  St. Jerome renders it, vah, vah!
+which is the voice of one insulting and deriding.  Some understand it as
+a detestation of deceitful flatterers.
+
+69:5. Let all that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee; and let such
+as love thy salvation say always:  The Lord be magnified.
+
+69:6. But I am needy and poor; O God, help me.  Thou art my helper and
+my deliverer:  O lord, make no delay.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 70
+
+
+In te, Domine.
+
+A prayer for perseverance.
+
+70:1. A psalm for David.  Of the sons of Jonadab, and the former
+captives.  In thee, O Lord, I have hoped, let me never be put to
+confusion:
+
+Of the sons of Jonadab. . .The Rechabites, of whom see Jer. 35.  By this
+addition of the seventy-two interpreters, we gather that this psalm was
+usually sung in the synagogue, in the person of the Rechabites, and of
+those who were first carried away into captivity.
+
+70:2. Deliver me in thy justice, and rescue me.  Incline thy ear unto
+me, and save me.
+
+70:3. Be thou unto me a God, a protector, and a place of strength:  that
+thou mayst make me safe.  For thou art my firmament and my refuge.
+
+70:4. Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the sinner, and out of
+the hand of the transgressor of the law and of the unjust.
+
+70:5. For thou art my patience, O Lord:  my hope, O Lord, from my youth.
+
+70:6. By thee have I been confirmed from the womb:  from my mother's
+womb thou art my protector.  Of thee I shall continually sing:
+
+70:7. I am become unto many as a wonder, but thou art a strong helper.
+
+70:8. Let my mouth be filled with praise, that I may sing thy glory;
+thy greatness all the day long.
+
+70:9. Cast me not off in the time of old age:  when my strength shall
+fail, do not thou forsake me.
+
+70:10. For my enemies have spoken against me; and they that watched my
+soul have consulted together,
+
+70:11. Saying:  God hath forsaken him:  pursue and take him, for there is
+none to deliver him.
+
+70:12. O God, be not thou far from me:  O my God, make haste to my help.
+
+70:13. Let them be confounded and come to nothing that detract my soul;
+let them be covered with confusion and blame that seek my hurt.
+
+70:14. But I will always hope; and will add to all thy praise.
+
+70:15. My mouth shall shew forth thy justice; thy salvation all the day
+long.  Because I have not known learning,
+
+Learning. . .As much as to say, I build not upon human learning, but
+only on the power and justice of God.
+
+70:16. I will enter into the powers of the Lord:  O Lord, I will be
+mindful of thy justice alone.
+
+70:17. Thou hast taught me, O God, from my youth:  and till now I will
+declare thy wonderful works.
+
+70:18. And unto old age and grey hairs:  O God, forsake me not, Until I
+shew forth thy arm to all the generation that is to come:  Thy power,
+
+70:19. And thy justice, O God, even to the highest great things thou
+hast done:  O God, who is like to thee?
+
+70:20. How great troubles hast thou shewn me, many and grievous:  and
+turning thou hast brought me to life, and hast brought me back again
+from the depths of the earth:
+
+70:21. Thou hast multiplied thy magnificence; and turning to me thou
+hast comforted me.
+
+70:22. For I will also confess to thee thy truth with the instruments
+of psaltery:  O God, I will sing to thee with the harp, thou holy one of
+Israel.
+
+70:23. My lips shall greatly rejoice, when I shall sing to thee; and my
+soul which thou hast redeemed.
+
+70:24. Yea and my tongue shall meditate on thy justice all the day;
+when they shall be confounded and put to shame that seek evils to me.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 71
+
+
+Deus, judicium tuum.
+
+A prophecy of the coming of Christ, and of his kingdom:  prefigured by
+Solomon and his happy reign.
+
+71:1. A psalm on Solomon.
+
+71:2. Give to the king thy judgment, O God, and to the king's son thy
+justice:  To judge thy people with justice, and thy poor with judgment.
+
+71:3. Let the mountains receive peace for the people:  and the hills
+justice.
+
+71:4. He shall judge the poor of the people, and he shall save the
+children of the poor:  and he shall humble the oppressor.
+
+71:5. And he shall continue with the sun and before the moon,
+throughout all generations.
+
+71:6. He shall come down like rain upon the fleece; and as showers
+falling gently upon the earth.
+
+71:7. In his days shall justice spring up, and abundance of peace, till
+the moon be taken away.
+
+71:8. And he shall rule from sea to sea, and from the river unto the
+ends of the earth.
+
+71:9. Before him the Ethiopians shall fall down:  and his enemies shall
+lick the ground.
+
+71:10. The kings of Tharsis and the islands shall offer presents:  the
+kings of the Arabians and of Saba shall bring gifts:
+
+71:11. And all kings of the earth shall adore him:  all nations shall
+serve him.
+
+71:12. For he shall deliver the poor from the mighty:  and the needy
+that had no helper.
+
+71:13. He shall spare the poor and needy:  and he shall save the souls
+of the poor.
+
+71:14. He shall redeem their souls from usuries and iniquity:  and their
+names shall be honourable in his sight.
+
+71:15. And he shall live, and to him shall be given of the gold of
+Arabia, for him they shall always adore:  they shall bless him all the
+day.
+
+71:16. And there shall be a firmament on the earth on the tops of
+mountains, above Libanus shall the fruit thereof be exalted:  and they
+of the city shall flourish like the grass of the earth.
+
+A firmament on the earth, etc. . .This may be understood of the church
+of Christ, ever firm and visible:  and of the flourishing condition of
+its congregation.
+
+71:17. Let his name be blessed for evermore:  his name continueth before
+the sun.  And in him shall all the tribes of the earth be blessed:  all
+nations shall magnify him.
+
+71:18. Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, who alone doth wonderful
+things.
+
+71:19. And blessed be the name of his majesty for ever:  and the whole
+earth shall be filled with his majesty.  So be it.  So be it.
+
+71:20. The praises of David, the son of Jesse, are ended.
+
+Are ended. . .By this it appears that this psalm, though placed here,
+was in order of time the last of those which David composed.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 72
+
+
+Quam bonus Israel Deus.
+
+The temptation of the weak, upon seeing the prosperity of the wicked,
+is overcome by the consideration of the justice of God, who will
+quickly render to every one according to his works.
+
+72:1. A psalm for Asaph.  How good is God to Israel, to them that are of
+a right heart!
+
+72:2. But my feet were almost moved; my steps had well nigh slipped.
+
+72:3. Because I had a zeal on occasion of the wicked, seeing the
+prosperity of sinners.
+
+72:4. For there is no regard to their death, nor is there strength in
+their stripes.
+
+72:5. They are not in the labour of men:  neither shall they be scourged
+like other men.
+
+72:6. Therefore pride hath held them fast:  they are covered with their
+iniquity and their wickedness.
+
+72:7. Their iniquity hath come forth, as it were from fatness:  they
+have passed into the affection of the heart.
+
+Fatness. . .Abundance and temporal prosperity, which hath encouraged
+them in their iniquity:  and made them give themselves up to their
+irregular affections.
+
+72:8. They have thought and spoken wickedness:  they have spoken
+iniquity on high.
+
+72:9. They have set their mouth against heaven:  and their tongue hath
+passed through the earth.
+
+72:10. Therefore will my people return here and full days shall be
+found in them.
+
+Return here. . .or hither.  The weak among the servants of God, will be
+apt often to return to this thought, and will be shocked when they
+consider the full days, that is, the long and prosperous life of the
+wicked; and will be tempted to make the reflections against providence
+which are set down in the following verses.
+
+72:11. And they said:  How doth God know?  and is there knowledge in the
+most High?
+
+72:12. Behold these are sinners; and yet, abounding in the world they
+have obtained riches.
+
+72:13. And I said:  Then have I in vain justified my heart, and washed
+my hands among the innocent.
+
+72:14. And I have been scourged all the day; and my chastisement hath
+been in the mornings.
+
+72:15. If I said:  I will speak thus; behold I should condemn the
+generation of thy children.
+
+If I said, etc. . .That is, if I should indulge such thoughts as these.
+
+72:16. I studied that I might know this thing, it is a labour in my
+sight:
+
+72:17. Until I go into the sanctuary of God, and understand concerning
+their last ends.
+
+72:18. But indeed for deceits thou hast put it to them:  when they were
+lifted up thou hast cast them down.
+
+Thou hast put it to them. . .In punishment of their deceits, or for
+deceiving them, thou hast brought evils upon them in their last end,
+which, in their prosperity they never apprehended.
+
+72:19. How are they brought to desolation?  they have suddenly ceased to
+be:  they have perished by reason of their iniquity.
+
+72:20. As the dream of them that awake, O Lord; so in thy city thou
+shalt bring their image to nothing.
+
+72:21. For my heart hath been inflamed, and my reins have been changed:
+
+72:22. And I am brought to nothing, and I knew not.
+
+72:23. I am become as a beast before thee:  and I am always with thee.
+
+72:24. Thou hast held me by my right hand; and by thy will thou hast
+conducted me, and with thy glory thou hast received me.
+
+72:25. For what have I in heaven?  and besides thee what do I desire
+upon earth?
+
+72:26. For thee my flesh and my heart hath fainted away:  thou art the
+God of my heart, and the God that is my portion for ever.
+
+72:27. For behold they that go far from thee shall perish:  thou hast
+destroyed all them that are disloyal to thee.
+
+72:28. But it is good for me to adhere to my God, to put my hope in the
+Lord God:  That I may declare all thy praises, in the gates of the
+daughter of Sion.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 73
+
+
+Ut quid, Deus.
+
+A prayer of the church under grievous persecutions.
+
+73:1. Understanding for Asaph.  O God, why hast thou cast us off unto
+the end:  why is thy wrath enkindled against the sheep of thy pasture?
+
+73:2. Remember thy congregation, which thou hast possessed from the
+beginning.  The sceptre of thy inheritance which thou hast redeemed:
+mount Sion in which thou hast dwelt.
+
+73:3. Lift up thy hands against their pride unto the end; see what
+things the enemy hath done wickedly in the sanctuary.
+
+73:4. And they that hate thee have made their boasts, in the midst of
+thy solemnity.  They have set up their ensigns for signs,
+
+Their ensigns, etc. . .They have fixed their colours for signs and
+trophies, both on the gates, and on the highest top of the temple:  and
+they knew not, that is, they regarded not the sanctity of the place.
+This psalm manifestly foretells the time of the Machabees, and the
+profanation of the temple by Antiochus.
+
+73:5. And they knew not both in the going out and on the highest top.
+As with axes in a wood of trees,
+
+73:6. They have cut down at once the gates thereof, with axe and
+hatchet they have brought it down.
+
+73:7. They have set fire to thy sanctuary:  they have defiled the
+dwelling place of thy name on the earth.
+
+73:8. They said in their heart, the whole kindred of them together:  Let
+us abolish all the festival days of God from the land.
+
+73:9. Our signs we have not seen, there is now no prophet:  and he will
+know us no more.
+
+73:10. How long, O God, shall the enemy reproach:  is the adversary to
+provoke thy name for ever?
+
+73:11. Why dost thou turn away thy hand:  and thy right hand out of the
+midst of thy bosom for ever?
+
+73:12. But God is our king before ages:  he hath wrought salvation in
+the midst of the earth.
+
+73:13. Thou by thy strength didst make the sea firm:  thou didst crush
+the heads of the dragons in the waters.
+
+The sea firm. . .By making the waters of the Red Sea stand like firm
+walls, whilst Israel passed through:  and destroying the Egyptians
+called here dragons from their cruelty, in the same waters, with their
+king:  casting up their bodies on the shore to be stripped by the
+Ethiopians inhabiting in those days the coast of Arabia.
+
+73:14. Thou hast broken the heads of the dragon:  thou hast given him to
+be meat for the people of the Ethiopians.
+
+73:15. Thou hast broken up the fountains and the torrents:  thou hast
+dried up the Ethan rivers.
+
+Ethan rivers. . .That is, rivers which run with strong streams.  This was
+verified in Jordan, Jos. 3, and in Arnon, Num. 21.14.
+
+73:16. Thine is the day, and thine is the night:  thou hast made the
+morning light and the sun.
+
+73:17. Thou hast made all the borders of the earth:  the summer and the
+spring were formed by thee.
+
+73:18. Remember this, the enemy hath reproached the Lord:  and a foolish
+people hath provoked thy name.
+
+73:19. Deliver not up to beasts the souls that confess to thee:  and
+forget not to the end the souls of thy poor.
+
+73:20. Have regard to thy covenant:  for they that are the obscure of
+the earth have been filled with dwellings of iniquity.
+
+The obscure of the earth. . .Mean and ignoble wretches have been filled,
+that is, enriched, with houses of iniquity, that is, with our estates
+and possessions, which they have unjustly acquired.
+
+73:21. Let not the humble be turned away with confusion:  the poor and
+needy shall praise thy name.
+
+73:22. Arise, O God, judge thy own cause:  remember thy reproaches with
+which the foolish man hath reproached thee all the day.
+
+73:23. Forget not the voices of thy enemies:  the pride of them that
+hate thee ascendeth continually.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 74
+
+
+Confitebimur tibi.
+
+There is a just judgment to come:  therefore let the wicked take care.
+
+74:1. Unto the end, corrupt not, a psalm of a canticle for Asaph.
+
+Corrupt not. . .It is believed to have been the beginning of some ode or
+hymn, to the tune of which this psalm was to be sung.  St. Augustine and
+other fathers take it to be an admonition of the spirit of God, not to
+faint or fail in our hope:  but to persevere with constancy in good:
+because God will not fail in his due time to render to every man
+according to his works.
+
+74:2. We will praise thee, O God:  we will praise, and we will call upon
+thy name.  We will relate thy wondrous works:
+
+74:3. When I shall take a time, I will judge justices.
+
+When I shall take a time. . .In proper times:  particularly at the last
+day, when the earth shall melt away at the presence of the great Judge:
+the same who originally laid the foundations of it, and as it were
+established its pillars.
+
+74:4. The earth is melted, and all that dwell therein:  I have
+established the pillars thereof.
+
+74:5. I said to the wicked:  Do not act wickedly:  and to the sinners:
+Lift not up the horn.
+
+74:6. Lift not up your horn on high:  speak not iniquity against God.
+
+74:7. For neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the desert
+hills:
+
+74:8. For God is the judge.  One he putteth down, and another he lifteth
+up:
+
+74:9. For in the hand of the Lord there is a cup of strong wine full of
+mixture.  And he hath poured it out from this to that:  but the dregs
+thereof are not emptied:  all the sinners of the earth shall drink.
+
+74:10. But I will declare for ever:  I will sing to the God of Jacob.
+
+74:11. And I will break all the horns of sinners:  but the horns of the
+just shall be exalted.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 75
+
+
+Notus in Judaea.
+
+God is known in his church:  and exerts his power in protecting it.  It
+alludes to the slaughter of the Assyrians, in the days of king
+Ezechias.
+
+75:1. Unto the end, in praises, a psalm for Asaph:  a canticle to the
+Assyrians.
+
+75:2. In Judea God is known:  his name is great in Israel.
+
+75:3. And his place is in peace:  and his abode in Sion:
+
+75:4. There hath he broken the powers of bows, the shield, the sword,
+and the battle.
+
+75:5. Thou enlightenest wonderfully from the everlasting hills.
+
+75:6. All the foolish of heart were troubled.  They have slept their
+sleep; and all the men of riches have found nothing in their hands.
+
+75:7. At thy rebuke, O God of Jacob, they have all slumbered that
+mounted on horseback.
+
+75:8. Thou art terrible, and who shall resist thee?  from that time thy
+wrath.
+
+From that time, etc. . .From the time that thy wrath shall break out.
+
+75:9. Thou hast caused judgment to be heard from heaven:  the earth
+trembled and was still,
+
+75:10. When God arose in judgment, to save all the meek of the earth.
+
+75:11. For the thought of man shall give praise to thee:  and the
+remainders of the thought shall keep holiday to thee.
+
+75:12. Vow ye, and pay to the Lord your God:  all you that are round
+about him bring presents.  To him that is terrible,
+
+75:13. Even to him who taketh away the spirit of princes:  to the
+terrible with the kings of the earth.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 76
+
+
+Voce mea.
+
+The faithful have recourse to God in trouble of mind, with confidence
+in his mercy and power.
+
+76:1. Unto the end, for Idithun, a psalm of Asaph.
+
+76:2. I cried to the Lord with my voice; to God with my voice, and he
+gave ear to me.
+
+76:3. In the days of my trouble I sought God, with my hands lifted up
+to him in the night, and I was not deceived.  My soul refused to be
+comforted:
+
+76:4. I remembered God, and was delighted, and was exercised, and my
+spirit swooned away.
+
+76:5. My eyes prevented the watches:  I was troubled, and I spoke not.
+
+76:6. I thought upon the days of old:  and I had in my mind the eternal
+years.
+
+76:7. And I meditated in the night with my own heart:  and I was
+exercised and I swept my spirit.
+
+76:8. Will God then cast off for ever?  or will he never be more
+favourable again?
+
+76:9. Or will he cut off his mercy for ever, from generation to
+generation?
+
+76:10. Or will God forget to shew mercy?  or will he in his anger shut
+up his mercies?
+
+76:11. And I said, Now have I begun:  this is the change of the right
+hand of the most High.
+
+76:12. I remembered the works of the Lord:  for I will be mindful of thy
+wonders from the beginning.
+
+76:13. And I will meditate on all thy works:  and will be employed in
+thy inventions.
+
+76:14. Thy way, O God, is in the holy place:  who is the great God like
+our God?
+
+76:15. Thou art the God that dost wonders.  Thou hast made thy power
+known among the nations:
+
+76:16. With thy arm thou hast redeemed thy people the children of Jacob
+and of Joseph.
+
+76:17. The waters saw thee, O God, the waters saw thee:  and they were
+afraid, and the depths were troubled.
+
+76:18. Great was the noise of the waters:  the clouds sent out a sound.
+For thy arrows pass:
+
+76:19. The voice of thy thunder in a wheel.  Thy lightnings enlightened
+the world:  the earth shook and trembled.
+
+76:20. Thy way is in the sea, and thy paths in many waters:  and thy
+footsteps shall not be known.
+
+76:21. Thou hast conducted thy people like sheep, by the hand of Moses
+and Aaron.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 77
+
+
+Attendite.
+
+God's great benefits to the people of Israel, notwithstanding their
+ingratitude.
+
+77:1. Understanding for Asaph.  Attend, O my people, to my law:  incline
+your ears to the words of my mouth.
+
+77:2. I will open my mouth in parables:  I will utter propositions from
+the beginning.
+
+Propositions. . .Deep and mysterious sayings.  By this it appears that
+the historical facts of ancient times, commemorated in this psalm, were
+deep and mysterious:  as being figures of great truths appertaining to
+the time of the New Testament.
+
+77:3. How great things have we heard and known, and our fathers have
+told us.
+
+77:4. They have not been hidden from their children, in another
+generation.  Declaring the praises of the Lord, and his powers, and his
+wonders which he hath done.
+
+77:5. And he set up a testimony in Jacob:  and made a law in Israel.  How
+great things he commanded our fathers, that they should make the same
+known to their children:
+
+77:6. That another generation might know them.  The children that should
+be born and should rise up, and declare them to their children.
+
+77:7. That they may put their hope in God and may not forget the works
+of God:  and may seek his commandments.
+
+77:8. That they may not become like their fathers, a perverse and
+exasperating generation.  A generation that set not their heart aright:
+and whose spirit was not faithful to God.
+
+77:9. The sons of Ephraim who bend and shoot with the bow:  they have
+turned back in the day of battle.
+
+77:10. They kept not the covenant of God:  and in his law they would not
+walk.
+
+77:11. And they forgot his benefits, and his wonders that he had shewn
+them.
+
+77:12. Wonderful things did he do in the sight of their fathers, in the
+land of Egypt, in the field of Tanis.
+
+77:13. He divided the sea and brought them through:  and he made the
+waters to stand as in a vessel.
+
+77:14. And he conducted them with a cloud by day:  and all the night
+with a light of fire.
+
+77:15. He struck the rock in the wilderness:  and gave them to drink, as
+out of the great deep.
+
+77:16. He brought forth water out of the rock:  and made streams run
+down as rivers.
+
+77:17. And they added yet more sin against him:  they provoked the most
+High to wrath in the place without water.
+
+77:18. And they tempted God in their hearts, by asking meat for their
+desires.
+
+77:19. And they spoke ill of God:  they said:  Can God furnish a table in
+the wilderness?
+
+77:20. Because he struck the rock, and the waters gushed out, and the
+streams overflowed.  Can he also give bread, or provide a table for his
+people?
+
+77:21. Therefore the Lord heard, and was angry:  and a fire was kindled
+against Jacob, and wrath came up against Israel.
+
+77:22. Because they believed not in God:  and trusted not in his
+salvation.
+
+77:23. And he had commanded the clouds from above, and had opened the
+doors of heaven.
+
+77:24. And had rained down manna upon them to eat, and had given them
+the bread of heaven.
+
+77:25. Man ate the bread of angels:  he sent them provisions in
+abundance.
+
+77:26. He removed the south wind from heaven:  and by his power brought
+in the southwest wind.
+
+77:27. And he rained upon them flesh as dust:  and feathered fowls like
+as the sand of the sea.
+
+77:28. And they fell in the midst of their camp, round about their
+pavilions.
+
+77:29. So they did eat, and were filled exceedingly, and he gave them
+their desire:
+
+77:30. they were not defrauded of that which they craved.  As yet their
+meat was in their mouth:
+
+77:31. And the wrath of God came upon them.  And he slew the fat ones
+amongst them, and brought down the chosen men of Israel.
+
+77:32. In all these things they sinned still:  and they behaved not for
+his wondrous works.
+
+77:33. And their days were consumed in vanity, and their years in
+haste.
+
+77:34. When he slew them, then they sought him:  and they returned, and
+came to him early in the morning.
+
+77:35. And they remembered that God was their helper:  and the most high
+God their redeemer.
+
+77:36. And they loved him with their mouth:  and with their tongue they
+lied unto him:
+
+77:37. But their heart was not right with him:  nor were they counted
+faithful in his covenant.
+
+77:38. But he is merciful, and will forgive their sins:  and will not
+destroy them.  And many a time did he turn away his anger:  and did not
+kindle all his wrath.
+
+77:39. And he remembered that they are flesh:  a wind that goeth and
+returneth not.
+
+77:40. How often did they provoke him in the desert:  and move him to
+wrath in the place without water?
+
+77:41. And they turned back and tempted God:  and grieved the holy one
+of Israel.
+
+77:42. They remembered not his hand, in the day that he redeemed them
+from the hand of him that afflicted them:
+
+77:43. How he wrought his signs in Egypt, and his wonders in the field
+of Tanis.
+
+77:44. And he turned their rivers into blood, and their showers that
+they might not drink.
+
+77:45. He sent amongst them divers sorts of flies, which devoured them:
+and frogs which destroyed them.
+
+77:46. And he gave up their fruits to the blast, and their labours to
+the locust.
+
+77:47. And he destroyed their vineyards with hail, and their mulberry
+trees with hoarfrost.
+
+77:48. And he gave up their cattle to the hail, and their stock to the
+fire.
+
+77:49. And he sent upon them the wrath of his indignation:  indignation
+and wrath and trouble, which he sent by evil angels.
+
+77:50. He made a way for a path to his anger:  he spared not their souls
+from death, and their cattle he shut up in death.
+
+77:51. And he killed all the firstborn in the land of Egypt:  the
+firstfruits of all their labour in the tabernacles of Cham.
+
+77:52. And he took away his own people as sheep:  and guided them in the
+wilderness like a flock.
+
+77:53. And he brought them out in hope and they feared not:  and the sea
+overwhelmed their enemies.
+
+77:54. And he brought them into the mountain of his sanctuary:  the
+mountain which his right hand had purchased.  And he cast out the
+Gentiles before them:  and by lot divided to them their land by a line
+of distribution.
+
+77:55. And he made the tribes of Israel to dwell in their tabernacles.
+
+77:56. Yet they tempted, and provoked the most high God:  and they kept
+not his testimonies.
+
+77:57. And they turned away, and kept not the covenant:  even like their
+fathers they were turned aside as a crooked bow.
+
+77:58. They provoked him to anger on their hills:  and moved him to
+jealousy with their graven things.
+
+77:59. God heard, and despised them, and he reduced Israel exceedingly
+as it were to nothing.
+
+77:60. And he put away the tabernacle of Silo, his tabernacle where he
+dwelt among men.
+
+77:61. And he delivered their strength into captivity:  and their beauty
+into the hands of the enemy.
+
+77:62. And he shut up his people under the sword:  and he despised his
+inheritance.
+
+77:63. Fire consumed their young men:  and their maidens were not
+lamented.
+
+77:64. Their priests fell by the sword:  and their widows did not mourn.
+
+77:65. And the Lord was awaked as one out of sleep, and like a mighty
+man that hath been surfeited with wine.
+
+77:66. And he smote his enemies on the hinder parts:  he put them to an
+everlasting reproach.
+
+77:67. And he rejected the tabernacle of Joseph:  and chose not the
+tribe of Ephraim:
+
+77:68. But he chose the tribe of Juda, mount Sion which he loved.
+
+77:69. And he built his sanctuary as of unicorns, in the land which he
+founded for ever.
+
+As of unicorns. . .That is, firm and strong like the horn of the
+unicorn.  This is one of the chiefest of the propositions of this psalm,
+foreshewing the firm establishment of the one, true, and everlasting
+sanctuary of God, in his church.
+
+77:70. And he chose his servant David, and took him from the flocks of
+sheep:  he brought him from following the ewes great with young,
+
+77:71. To feed Jacob his servant and Israel his inheritance.
+
+77:72. And he fed them in the innocence of his heart:  and conducted
+them by the skilfulness of his hands.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 78
+
+
+Deus, venerunt gentes.
+
+The church in time of persecution prayeth for relief.  It seems to
+belong to the time of the Machabees.
+
+78:1. A psalm for Asaph.  O God, the heathens are come into thy
+inheritance, they have defiled thy holy temple:  they have made
+Jerusalem as a place to keep fruit.
+
+78:2. They have given the dead bodies of thy servants to be meat for
+the fowls of the air:  the flesh of thy saints for the beasts of the
+earth.
+
+78:3. They have poured out their blood as water, round about Jerusalem
+and there was none to bury them.
+
+78:4. We are become a reproach to our neighbours:  a scorn and derision
+to them that are round about us.
+
+78:5. How long, O Lord, wilt thou be angry for ever:  shall thy zeal be
+kindled like a fire?
+
+78:6. Pour out thy wrath upon the nations that have not known thee:  and
+upon the kingdoms that have not called upon thy name.
+
+78:7. Because they have devoured Jacob; and have laid waste his place.
+
+78:8. Remember not our former iniquities:  let thy mercies speedily
+prevent us, for we are become exceeding poor.
+
+78:9. Help us, O God, our saviour:  and for the glory of thy name, O
+Lord, deliver us:  and forgive us our sins for thy name's sake:
+
+78:10. Lest they should say among the Gentiles:  Where is their God?  And
+let him be made known among the nations before our eyes, By the
+revenging the blood of thy servants, which hath been shed:
+
+78:11. Let the sighing of the prisoners come in before thee.  According
+to the greatness of thy arm, take possession of the children of them
+that have been put to death.
+
+78:12. And render to our neighbours sevenfold in their bosom:  the
+reproach wherewith they have reproached thee, O Lord.
+
+78:13. But we thy people, and the sheep of thy pasture, will give
+thanks to thee for ever.  We will shew forth thy praise, unto generation
+and generation.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 79
+
+
+Qui regis Israel.
+
+A prayer for the church in tribulation, commemorating God's former
+favours.
+
+79:1. Unto the end, for them that shall be changed, a testimony for
+Asaph, a psalm.
+
+79:2. Give ear, O thou that rulest Israel:  thou that leadest Joseph
+like a sheep.  Thou that sittest upon the cherubims, shine forth
+
+79:3. Before Ephraim, Benjamin, and Manasses.  Stir up thy might, and
+come to save us.
+
+79:4. Convert us, O God:  and shew us thy face, and we shall be saved.
+
+79:5. O Lord God of hosts, how long wilt thou be angry against the
+prayer of thy servant?
+
+79:6. How long wilt thou feed us with the bread of tears:  and give us
+for our drink tears in measure?
+
+79:7. Thou hast made us to be a contradiction to our neighbours:  and
+our enemies have scoffed at us.
+
+79:8. O God of hosts, convert us:  and shew thy face, and we shall be
+saved.
+
+79:9. Thou hast brought a vineyard out of Egypt:  thou hast cast out the
+Gentiles and planted it.
+
+79:10. Thou wast the guide of its journey in its sight:  thou plantedst
+the roots thereof, and it filled the land.
+
+79:11. The shadow of it covered the hills:  and the branches thereof the
+cedars of God.
+
+79:12. It stretched forth its branches unto the sea, and its boughs
+unto the river.
+
+79:13. Why hast thou broken down the hedge thereof, so that all they
+who pass by the way do pluck it?
+
+79:14. The boar out of the wood hath laid it waste:  and a singular wild
+beast hath devoured it.
+
+79:15. Turn again, O God of hosts, look down from heaven, and see, and
+visit this vineyard:
+
+79:16. And perfect the same which thy right hand hath planted:  and upon
+the son of man whom thou hast confirmed for thyself.
+
+79:17. Things set on fire and dug down shall perish at the rebuke of
+thy countenance.
+
+Things set on fire, etc. . .So this vineyard of thine, almost consumed
+already, must perish, if thou continue thy rebukes.
+
+79:18. Let thy hand be upon the man of thy right hand:  and upon the son
+of man whom thou hast confirmed for thyself.
+
+The man of thy right hand. . .Christ.
+
+79:19. And we depart not from thee, thou shalt quicken us:  and we will
+call upon thy name.
+
+79:20. O Lord God of hosts, convert us and shew thy face, and we shall
+be saved.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 80
+
+
+Exultate Deo.
+
+An invitation to a solemn praising of God.
+
+80:1. Unto the end, for the winepresses, a psalm for Asaph himself.
+
+For the winepresses, etc. . .Torcularibus.  It either signifies a musical
+instrument, or that this psalm was to be sung at the feast of the
+tabernacles after the gathering in of the vintage.
+
+80:2. Rejoice to God our helper:  sing aloud to the God of Jacob.
+
+80:3. Take a psalm, and bring hither the timbrel:  the pleasant psaltery
+with the harp.
+
+80:4. Blow up the trumpet on the new moon, on the noted day of your
+solemnity.
+
+80:5. For it is a commandment in Israel, and a judgment to the God of
+Jacob.
+
+80:6. He ordained it for a testimony in Joseph, when he came out of the
+land of Egypt:  he heard a tongue which he knew not.
+
+80:7. He removed his back from the burdens:  his hands had served in
+baskets.
+
+80:8. Thou calledst upon me in affliction, and I delivered thee:  I
+heard thee in the secret place of tempest:  I proved thee at the waters
+of contradiction.
+
+In the secret place of tempest. . .Heb., Of thunder.  When thou soughtest
+to hide thyself from the tempest:  or, when I came down to mount Sina,
+hidden from thy eyes in a storm of thunder.
+
+80:9. Hear, O my people, and I will testify to thee:  O Israel, if thou
+wilt hearken to me,
+
+80:10. there shall be no new god in thee:  neither shalt
+thou adore a strange god.
+
+80:11. For I am the Lord thy God, who brought thee out of the land of
+Egypt:  open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it.
+
+80:12. But my people heard not my voice:  and Israel hearkened not to
+me.
+
+80:13. So I let them go according to the desires of their heart:  they
+shall walk in their own inventions.
+
+80:14. If my people had heard me:  if Israel had walked in my ways:
+
+80:15. I should soon have humbled their enemies, and laid my hand on
+them that troubled them.
+
+80:16. The enemies of the Lord have lied to him:  and their time shall
+be for ever.
+
+Their time shall be forever. . .Impenitent sinners shall suffer for
+ever.
+
+80:17. And he fed them with the fat of wheat, and filled them with
+honey out of the rock.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 81
+
+
+Deus stetit.
+
+An exhortation to judges and men in power.
+
+81:1. A psalm for Asaph.  God hath stood in the congregation of gods:
+and being in the midst of them he judgeth gods.
+
+81:2. How long will you judge unjustly:  and accept the persons of the
+wicked?
+
+81:3. Judge for the needy and fatherless:  do justice to the humble and
+the poor.
+
+81:4. Rescue the poor; and deliver the needy out of the hand of the
+sinner.
+
+81:5. They have not known nor understood:  they walk on in darkness:  all
+the foundations of the earth shall be moved.
+
+81:6. I have said:  You are gods and all of you the sons of the most
+High.
+
+81:7. But you like men shall die:  and shall fall like one of the
+princes.
+
+81:8. Arise, O God, judge thou the earth:  for thou shalt inherit among
+all the nations.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 82
+
+
+Deus, quis similis.
+
+A prayer against the enemies of God's church.
+
+82:1. A canticle of a psalm for Asaph.
+
+82:2. O God, who shall be like to thee?  hold not thy peace, neither be
+thou still, O God.
+
+82:3. For lo, thy enemies have made a noise:  and they that hate thee
+have lifted up the head.
+
+82:4. They have taken a malicious counsel against thy people, and have
+consulted against thy saints.
+
+82:5. They have said:  Come and let us destroy them, so that they be not
+a nation:  and let the name of Israel be remembered no more.
+
+82:6. For they have contrived with one consent:  they have made a
+covenant together against thee,
+
+82:7. The tabernacle of the Edomites, and the Ishmahelites:  Moab, and
+the Agarens,
+
+82:8. Gebal, and Ammon and Amalec:  the Philistines, with the
+inhabitants of Tyre.
+
+82:9. Yea, and the Assyrian also is joined with them:  they are come to
+the aid of the sons of Lot.
+
+82:10. Do to them as thou didst to Madian and to Sisara:  as to Jabin at
+the brook of Cisson.
+
+82:11. Who perished at Endor:  and became as dung for the earth.
+
+82:12. Make their princes like Oreb, and Zeb, and Zebee, and Salmana.
+All their princes,
+
+82:13. Who have said:  Let us possess the sanctuary of God for an
+inheritance.
+
+82:14. O my God, make them like a wheel; and as stubble before the
+wind.
+
+82:15. As fire which burneth the wood:  and as a flame burning
+mountains:
+
+82:16. So shalt thou pursue them with thy tempest:  and shalt trouble
+them in thy wrath.
+
+82:17. Fill their faces with shame; and they shall seek thy name, O
+Lord.
+
+82:18. Let them be ashamed and troubled for ever and ever:  and let them
+be confounded and perish.
+
+82:19. And let them know that the Lord is thy name:  thou alone art the
+most High over all the earth.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 83
+
+
+Quam dilecta.
+
+The soul aspireth after heaven; rejoicing in the mean time, in being in
+the communion of God's church upon earth.
+
+83:1. Unto the end, for the winepresses, a psalm for the sons of Core.
+
+83:2. How lovely are thy tabernacles, O Lord of hosts!
+
+83:3. my soul longeth and fainteth for the courts of the Lord.  My heart
+and my flesh have rejoiced in the living God.
+
+83:4. For the sparrow hath found herself a house, and the turtle a nest
+for herself where she may lay her young ones:  Thy altars, O Lord of
+hosts, my king and my God.
+
+83:5. Blessed are they that dwell in thy house, O Lord:  they shall
+praise thee for ever and ever.
+
+83:6. Blessed is the man whose help is from thee:  in his heart he hath
+disposed to ascend by steps,
+
+In his heart he hath disposed to ascend by steps, etc. . .Ascensiones in
+corde suo disposuit.  As by steps men ascended to the temple of God
+situated on a hill; so the good Christian ascends towards the eternal
+temple by certain steps of virtue disposed or ordered within the heart:
+and this whilst he lives as yet in the body, in this vale of tears, the
+place which man hath set:  that is, which he hath brought himself to:
+being cast out of paradise for his sin.
+
+83:7. In the vale of tears, in the place which he hath set.
+
+83:8. For the lawgiver shall give a blessing, they shall go from virtue
+to virtue:  the God of gods shall be seen in Sion.
+
+83:9. O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer:  give ear, O God of Jacob.
+
+83:10. Behold, O God our protector:  and look on the face of thy Christ.
+
+83:11. For better is one day in thy courts above thousands.  I have
+chosen to be an abject in the house of my God, rather than to dwell in
+the tabernacles of sinners.
+
+83:12. For God loveth mercy and truth:  the Lord will give grace and
+glory.
+
+83:13. He will not deprive of good things them that walk in innocence:
+O Lord of hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in thee.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 84
+
+
+Benedixisti, Domine.
+
+The coming of Christ, to bring peace and salvation to man.
+
+84:1. Unto the end, for the sons of Core, a psalm.
+
+84:2. Lord, thou hast blessed thy land:  thou hast turned away the
+captivity of Jacob.
+
+84:3. Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of thy people:  thou hast covered
+all their sins.
+
+84:4. Thou hast mitigated all thy anger:  thou hast turned away from the
+wrath of thy indignation.
+
+84:5. Convert us, O God our saviour:  and turn off thy anger from us.
+
+84:6. Wilt thou be angry with us for ever:  or wilt thou extend thy
+wrath from generation to generation?
+
+84:7. Thou wilt turn, O God, and bring us to life:  and thy people shall
+rejoice in thee.
+
+84:8. Shew us, O Lord, thy mercy; and grant us thy salvation.
+
+84:9. I will hear what the Lord God will speak in me:  for he will speak
+peace unto his people:  And unto his saints:  and unto them that are
+converted to the heart.
+
+84:10. Surely his salvation is near to them that fear him :  that glory
+may dwell in our land.
+
+84:11. Mercy and truth have met each other:  justice and peace have
+kissed.
+
+84:12. Truth is sprung out of the earth:  and justice hath looked down
+from heaven.
+
+84:13. For the Lord will give goodness:  and our earth shall yield her
+fruit.
+
+84:14. Justice shall walk before him:  and ,shall set his steps in the
+way.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 85
+
+
+Inclina, Domine.
+
+A prayer for God's grace to assist us to the end.
+
+85:1. A prayer for David himself.  Incline thy ear, O Lord, and hear me:
+for I am needy and poor.
+
+85:2. Preserve my soul, for I am holy:  save thy servant, O my God, that
+trusteth in thee.
+
+I am holy. . .I am by my office and profession dedicated to thy service.
+
+85:3. Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I have cried to thee all the day.
+
+85:4. Give joy to the soul of thy servant, for to thee, O Lord, I have
+lifted up my soul.
+
+85:5. For thou, O Lord, art sweet and mild:  and plenteous in mercy to
+all that call upon thee.
+
+85:6. Give ear, O Lord, to my prayer:  and attend to the voice of my
+petition.
+
+85:7. I have called upon thee in the day of my trouble:  because thou
+hast heard me.
+
+85:8. There is none among the gods like unto thee, O Lord:  and there is
+none according to thy works.
+
+85:9. All the nations thou hast made shall come and adore before thee,
+O Lord:  and they shall glorify thy name.
+
+85:10. For thou art great and dost wonderful things:  thou art God
+alone.
+
+85:11. Conduct me, O Lord, in thy way, and I will walk in thy truth:
+let my heart rejoice that it may fear thy name.
+
+85:12. I will praise thee, O Lord my God, with my whole heart, and I
+will glorify thy name for ever:
+
+85:13. For thy mercy is great towards me:  and thou hast delivered my
+soul out of the lower hell.
+
+85:14. O God, the wicked are risen up against me, and the assembly of
+the mighty have sought my soul:  and they have not set thee before their
+eyes.
+
+85:15. And thou, O Lord, art a God of compassion, and merciful,
+patient, and of much mercy, and true.
+
+85:16. O look upon me, and have mercy on me:  give thy command to thy
+servant, and save the son of thy handmaid.
+
+85:17. Shew me a token for good:  that they who hate me may see, and be
+confounded, because thou, O Lord, hast helped me and hast comforted me.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 86
+
+
+Fundamenta ejus.
+
+The glory of the church of Christ.
+
+86:1. For the sons of Core, a psalm of a canticle.  The foundations
+thereof are the holy mountains:
+
+The holy mountains. . .The apostles and prophets.  Eph. 2.20.
+
+86:2. The Lord loveth the gates of Sion above all the tabernacles of
+Jacob.
+
+86:3. Glorious things are said of thee, O city of God.
+
+86:4. I will be mindful of Rahab and of Babylon knowing me.  Behold the
+foreigners, and Tyre, and the people of the Ethiopians, these were
+there.
+
+Rahab. . .Egypt, etc.  To this Sion, which is the church of God, many
+shall resort from all nations.
+
+86:5. Shall not Sion say:  This man and that man is born in her?  and the
+Highest himself hath founded her.
+
+Shall not Sion say, etc. . .The meaning is, that Sion, viz., the church,
+shall not only be able to commemorate this or that particular person of
+renown born in her, but also to glory in great multitudes of people and
+princes of her communion; who have been foretold in the writings of the
+prophets, and registered in the writings of the apostles.
+
+86:6. The Lord shall tell in his writings of peoples and of princes, of
+them that have been in her.
+
+86:7. The dwelling in thee is as it were of all rejoicing.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 87
+
+
+Domine, Deus salutis.
+
+A prayer of one under grievous affliction:  it agrees to Christ in his
+passion, and alludes to his death and burial.
+
+87:1. A canticle of a psalm for the sons of Core:  unto the end, for
+Maheleth, to answer understanding of Eman the Ezrahite.
+
+Maheleth. . .A musical instrument, or chorus of musicians, to answer one
+another.--Ibid.  Understanding. . .Or a psalm of instruction, composed by
+Eman the Ezrahite, or by David, in his name.
+
+87:2. O Lord, the God of my salvation:  I have cried in the day, and in
+the night before thee.
+
+87:3. Let my prayer come in before thee:  incline thy ear to my
+petition.
+
+87:4. For my soul is filled with evils:  and my life hath drawn nigh to
+hell.
+
+87:5. I am counted among them that go down to the pit:  I am become as a
+man without help,
+
+87:6. Free among the dead.  Like the slain sleeping in the sepulchres,
+whom thou rememberest no more:  and they are cut off from thy hand.
+
+87:7. They have laid me in the lower pit:  in the dark places, and in
+the shadow of death.
+
+87:8. Thy wrath is strong over me:  and all thy waves thou hast brought
+in upon me.
+
+87:9. Thou hast put away my acquaintance far from me:  they have set me
+an abomination to themselves.  I was delivered up, and came not forth:
+
+87:10. My eyes languished through poverty.  All the day I cried to thee,
+O Lord:  I stretched out my hands to thee.
+
+87:11. Wilt thou shew wonders to the dead?  or shall physicians raise to
+life, and give praise to thee?
+
+87:12. Shall any one in the sepulchre declare thy mercy:  and thy truth
+in destruction?
+
+87:13. Shall thy wonders be known in the dark; and thy justice in the
+land of forgetfulness?
+
+87:14. But I, O Lord, have cried to thee:  and in the morning my prayer
+shall prevent thee.
+
+87:15. Lord, why castest thou off my prayer:  why turnest thou away thy
+face from me?
+
+87:16. I am poor, and in labours from my youth:  and being exalted have
+been humbled and troubled.
+
+87:17. Thy wrath hath come upon me:  and thy terrors have troubled me.
+
+87:18. They have come round about me like water all the day:  they have
+compassed me about together.
+
+87:19. Friend and neighbour thou hast put far from me:  and my
+acquaintance, because of misery.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 88
+
+
+Misericordias Domini.
+
+The perpetuity of the church of Christ, in consequence of the promise
+of God:  which, notwithstanding, God permits her to suffer sometimes
+most grievous afflictions.
+
+88:1. Of understanding, for Ethan the Ezrahite.
+
+88:2. The mercies of the Lord I will sing for ever.  I will shew forth
+thy truth with my mouth to generation and generation.
+
+88:3. For thou hast said:  Mercy shall be built up for ever in the
+heavens:  thy truth shall be prepared in them.
+
+88:4. I have made a covenant with my elect:  I have sworn to David my
+servant:
+
+88:5. Thy seed will I settle for ever.  And I will build up thy throne
+unto generation and generation.
+
+88:6. The heavens shall confess thy wonders, O Lord:  and thy truth in
+the church of the saints.
+
+88:7. For who in the clouds can be compared to the Lord:  or who among
+the sons of God shall be like to God?
+
+88:8. God, who is glorified in the assembly of the saints:  great and
+terrible above all them that are about him.
+
+88:9. O Lord God of hosts, who is like to thee?  thou art mighty, O
+Lord, and thy truth is round about thee.
+
+88:10. Thou rulest the power of the sea:  and appeasest the motion of
+the waves thereof.
+
+88:11. Thou hast humbled the proud one, as one that is slain:  with the
+arm of thy strength thou hast scattered thy enemies.
+
+88:12. Thine are the heavens, and thine is the earth:  the world and the
+fulness thereof thou hast founded:
+
+88:13. The north and the sea thou hast created.  Thabor and Hermon shall
+rejoice in thy name:
+
+88:14. Thy arm is with might.  Let thy hand be strengthened, and thy
+right hand exalted:
+
+88:15. Justice and judgment are the preparation of thy throne.  Mercy
+and truth shall go before thy face:
+
+88:16. Blessed is the people that knoweth jubilation.  They shall walk,
+O Lord, in the light of thy countenance:
+
+88:17. And in thy name they shall rejoice all the day, and in thy
+justice they shall be exalted.
+
+88:18. For thou art the glory of their strength:  and in thy good
+pleasure shall our horn be exalted.
+
+88:19. For our protection is of the Lord, and of our king the holy one
+of Israel.
+
+88:20. Then thou spokest in a vision to thy saints, and saidst:  I have
+laid help upon one that is mighty, and have exalted one chosen out of
+my people.
+
+88:21. I have found David my servant:  with my holy oil I have anointed
+him.
+
+88:22. For my hand shall help him:  and my arm shall strengthen him.
+
+88:23. The enemy shall have no advantage over him:  nor the son of
+iniquity have power to hurt him.
+
+88:24. And I will cut down his enemies before his face; and them that
+hate him I will put to flight.
+
+88:25. And my truth and my mercy shall be with him:  and in my name
+shall his horn be exalted.
+
+88:26. And I will set his hand in the sea; and his right hand in the
+rivers.
+
+88:27. He shall cry out to me:  Thou art my father:  my God, and the
+support of my salvation.
+
+88:28. And I will make him my firstborn, high above the kings of the
+earth.
+
+88:29. I will keep my mercy for him for ever:  and my covenant faithful
+to him.
+
+88:30. And I will make his seed to endure for evermore:  and his throne
+as the days of heaven.
+
+88:31. And if his children forsake my law, and walk not in my
+judgments:
+
+88:32. If they profane my justices:  and keep not my commandments:
+
+88:33. I will visit their iniquities with a rod and their sins with
+stripes.
+
+88:34. But my mercy I will not take away from him:  nor will I suffer my
+truth to fail.
+
+88:35. Neither will I profane my covenant:  and the words that proceed
+from my mouth I will not make void.
+
+88:36. Once have I sworn by my holiness:  I will not lie unto David:
+
+88:37. His seed shall endure for ever.
+
+88:38. And his throne as the sun before me:  and as the moon perfect for
+ever, and a faithful witness in heaven.
+
+88:39. But thou hast rejected and despised:  thou hast been angry with
+my anointed.
+
+88:40. Thou hast overthrown the covenant of thy servant:  thou hast
+profaned his sanctuary on the earth.
+
+Overthrown the covenant, etc. . .All this seems to relate to the time of
+the captivity of Babylon, in which, for the sins of the people and
+their princes, God seemed to have set aside for a while the covenant he
+made with David.
+
+88:41. Thou hast broken down all his hedges:  thou hast made his
+strength fear.
+
+88:42. All that pass by the way have robbed him:  he is become a
+reproach to his neighbours.
+
+88:43. Thou hast set up the right hand of them that oppress him:  thou
+hast made all his enemies to rejoice.
+
+88:44. Thou hast turned away the help of his sword; and hast not
+assisted him in battle.
+
+88:45. Thou hast made his purification to cease:  and thou hast cast his
+throne down to the ground.
+
+88:46. Thou hast shortened the days of his time:  thou hast covered him
+with confusion.
+
+88:47. How long, O Lord, turnest thou away unto the end?  shall thy
+anger burn like fire?
+
+88:48. Remember what my substance is:  for hast thou made all the
+children of men in vain?
+
+88:49. Who is the man that shall live, and not see death:  that shall
+deliver his soul from the hand of hell?
+
+88:50. Lord, where are thy ancient mercies, according to what thou
+didst swear to David in thy truth?
+
+88:51. Be mindful, O Lord, of the reproach of thy servants (which I
+have held in my bosom) of many nations:
+
+88:52. Wherewith thy enemies have reproached, O Lord; wherewith they
+have reproached the change of thy anointed.
+
+88:53. Blessed be the Lord for evermore.  So be it.  So be it.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 89
+
+
+Domine, refugium.
+
+A prayer for the mercy of God:  recounting the shortness and miseries of
+the days of man.
+
+89:1. A prayer of Moses the man of God.  Lord, thou hast been our refuge
+from generation to generation.
+
+89:2. Before the mountains were made, or the earth and the world was
+formed; from eternity and to eternity thou art God.
+
+89:3. Turn not man away to be brought low:  and thou hast said:  Be
+converted, O ye sons of men.
+
+Turn not man away, etc. . .Suffer him not quite to perish from thee,
+since thou art pleased to call upon him to be converted to thee.
+
+89:4. For a thousand years in thy sight are as yesterday, which is
+past.  And as a watch in the night,
+
+89:5. Things that are counted nothing, shall their years be.
+
+89:6. In the morning man shall grow up like grass; in the morning he
+shall flourish and pass away:  in the evening he shall fall, grow dry,
+and wither.
+
+89:7. For in thy wrath we have fainted away:  and are troubled in thy
+indignation.
+
+89:8. Thou hast set our iniquities before thy eyes:  our life in the
+light of thy countenance.
+
+89:9. For all our days are spent; and in thy wrath we have fainted
+away.  Our years shall be considered as a spider:
+
+As a spider. . .As frail and weak as a spider's web; and miserable
+withal, whilst like a spider we spend our bowels in weaving webs to
+catch flies.
+
+89:10. The days of our years in them are threescore and ten years.  But
+if in the strong they be fourscore years:  and what is more of them is
+labour and sorrow.  For mildness is come upon us:  and we shall be
+corrected.
+
+Mildness is come upon us, etc. . .God's mildness corrects us; inasmuch
+as he deals kindly with us, in shortening the days of this miserable
+life; and so weaning our affections from all its transitory enjoyments,
+and teaching us true wisdom.
+
+89:11. Who knoweth the power of thy anger, and for thy fear
+
+89:12. Can number thy wrath?  So make thy right hand known:  and men
+learned in heart, in wisdom.
+
+89:13. Return, O Lord, how long?  and be entreated in favour of thy
+servants.
+
+89:14. We are filled in the morning with thy mercy:  and we have
+rejoiced, and are delighted all our days.
+
+89:15. We have rejoiced for the days in which thou hast humbled us:  for
+the years in which we have seen evils.
+
+89:16. Look upon thy servants and upon their works:  and direct their
+children.
+
+89:17. And let the brightness of the Lord our God be upon us:  and
+direct thou the works of our hands over us; yea, the work of our hands
+do thou direct.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 90
+
+
+Qui habitat.
+
+The just is secure under the protection of God.
+
+90:1. The praise of a canticle for David.  He that dwelleth in the aid
+of the most High, shall abide under the protection of the God of Jacob.
+
+90:2. He shall say to the Lord:  Thou art my protector, and my refuge:
+my God, in him will I trust.
+
+90:3. For he hath delivered me from the snare of the hunters:  and from
+the sharp word.
+
+90:4. He will overshadow thee with his shoulders:  and under his wings
+thou shalt trust.
+
+90:5. His truth shall compass thee with a shield:  thou shalt not be
+afraid of the terror of the night.
+
+90:6. Of the arrow that flieth in the day, of the business that walketh
+about in the dark:  of invasion, or of the noonday devil.
+
+90:7. A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right
+hand:  but it shall not come nigh thee.
+
+90:8. But thou shalt consider with thy eyes:  and shalt see the reward
+of the wicked.
+
+90:9. Because thou, O Lord, art my hope:  thou hast made the most High
+thy refuge.
+
+90:10. There shall no evil come to thee:  nor shall the scourge come
+near thy dwelling.
+
+90:11. For he hath given his angels charge over thee; to keep thee in
+all thy ways.
+
+90:12. In their hands they shall bear thee up:  lest thou dash thy foot
+against a stone.
+
+90:13. Thou shalt walk upon the asp and the basilisk:  and thou shalt
+trample under foot the lion and the dragon.
+
+90:14. Because he hoped in me I will deliver him:  I will protect him
+because he hath known my name.
+
+90:15. He shall cry to me, and I will hear him:  I am with him in
+tribulation, I will deliver him, and I will glorify him.
+
+90:16. I will fill him with length of days; and I will shew him my
+salvation.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 91
+
+
+Bonum est confiteri.
+
+God is to be praised for his wondrous works.
+
+91:1. A psalm of a canticle on the sabbath day.
+
+91:2. It is good to give praise to the Lord:  and to sing to thy name, O
+most High.
+
+91:3. To shew forth thy mercy in the morning, and thy truth in the
+night:
+
+91:4. Upon an instrument of ten strings, upon the psaltery:  with a
+canticle upon the harp.
+
+91:5. For thou hast given me, O Lord, a delight in thy doings:  and in
+the works of thy hands I shall rejoice.
+
+91:6. O Lord, how great are thy works! thy thoughts are exceeding deep.
+
+91:7. The senseless man shall not know:  nor will the fool understand
+these things.
+
+91:8. When the wicked shall spring up as grass:  and all the workers of
+iniquity shall appear:  That they may perish for ever and ever:
+
+91:9. But thou, O Lord, art most high for evermore.
+
+91:10. For behold thy enemies, O lord, for behold thy enemies shall
+perish:  and all the workers of iniquity shall be scattered.
+
+91:11. But my horn shall be exalted like that of the unicorn:  and my
+old age in plentiful mercy.
+
+91:12. My eye also hath looked down upon my enemies:  and my ear shall
+hear of the downfall of the malignant that rise up against me.
+
+91:13. The just shall flourish like the palm tree:  he shall grow up
+like the cedar of Libanus.
+
+91:14. They that are planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in
+the courts of the house of our God.
+
+91:15. They shall still increase in a fruitful old age:  and shall be
+well treated,
+
+91:16. That they may shew, That the Lord our God is righteous, and
+there is no iniquity in him.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 92
+
+
+Dominus regnavit.
+
+The glory and stability of the kingdom; that is, of the church of
+Christ.
+
+Praise in the way of a canticle, for David himself, on the day before
+the sabbath, when the earth was founded.
+
+92:1. The Lord hath reigned, he is clothed with beauty:  the Lord is
+clothed with strength, and hath girded himself.  For he hath established
+the world which shall not be moved.
+
+92:2. My throne is prepared from of old:  thou art from everlasting.
+
+92:3. The floods have lifted up, O Lord:  the floods have lifted up
+their voice.  The floods have lifted up their waves,
+
+92:4. With the noise of many waters.  Wonderful are the surges of the
+sea:  wonderful is the Lord on high.
+
+92:5. Thy testimonies are become exceedingly credible:  holiness
+becometh thy house, O Lord, unto length of days.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 93
+
+
+Deus ultionum.
+
+God shall judge and punish the oppressors of his people.
+
+A psalm for David himself on the fourth day of the week.
+
+93:1. The Lord is the God to whom revenge belongeth:  the God of revenge
+hath acted freely.
+
+93:2. Lift up thyself, thou that judgest the earth:  render a reward to
+the proud.
+
+93:3. How long shall sinners, O Lord:  how long shall sinners glory?
+
+93:4. Shall they utter, and speak iniquity:  shall all speak who work
+injustice?
+
+93:5. Thy people, O Lord, they have brought low:  and they have
+afflicted thy inheritance.
+
+93:6. They have slain the widow and the stranger:  and they have
+murdered the fatherless.
+
+93:7. And they have said:  The Lord shall not see:  neither shall the God
+of Jacob understand.
+
+93:8. Understand, ye senseless among the people:  and, you fools, be
+wise at last.
+
+93:9. He that planted the ear, shall he not hear?  or he that formed the
+eye, doth he not consider?
+
+93:10. He that chastiseth nations, shall he not rebuke:  he that
+teacheth man knowledge?
+
+93:11. The Lord knoweth the thoughts of men, that they are vain.
+
+93:12. Blessed is the man whom thou shalt instruct, O Lord:  and shalt
+teach him out of thy law.
+
+93:13. That thou mayst give him rest from the evil days:  till a pit be
+dug for the wicked.
+
+Rest from the evil days. . .That thou mayst mitigate the sorrows, to
+which he is exposed, during the short and evil days of his mortality.
+
+93:14. For the Lord will not cast off his people:  neither will he
+forsake his own inheritance.
+
+93:15. Until justice be turned into judgment:  and they that are near it
+are all the upright in heart.
+
+Until justice be turned into judgment, etc. . .By being put in
+execution; which will be agreeable to all the upright in heart.
+
+93:16. Who shall rise up for me against the evildoers?  or who shall
+stand with me against the workers of iniquity?
+
+93:17. Unless the Lord had been my helper, my soul had almost dwelt in
+hell.
+
+93:18. If I said:  My foot is moved:  thy mercy, O Lord, assisted me.
+
+93:19. According to the multitude of my sorrows in my heart, thy
+comforts have given joy to my soul.
+
+93:20. Doth the seat of iniquity stick to thee, who framest labour in
+commandment?
+
+Doth the seat of iniquity stick to thee, etc. . .That is, wilt thou, O
+God, who art always just, admit of the seat of iniquity:  that is, of
+injustice, or unjust judges, to have any partnership with thee?  Thou
+who framest, or makest, labour in commandment, that is, thou who
+obligest us to labour with all diligence to keep thy commandments.
+
+93:21. They will hunt after the soul of the just, and will condemn
+innocent blood.
+
+93:22. But the Lord is my refuge:  and my God the help of my hope.
+
+93:23. And he will render them their iniquity :  and in their malice he
+will destroy them:  the Lord our God will destroy them.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 94
+
+
+Venite exultemus.
+
+An invitation to adore and serve God, and to hear his voice.
+
+Praise of a canticle for David himself.
+
+94:1. Come let us praise the Lord with joy:  let us joyfully sing to God
+our saviour.
+
+94:2. Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving; and make a
+joyful noise to him with psalms.
+
+94:3. For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods.
+
+94:4. For in his hand are all the ends of the earth:  and the heights of
+the mountains are his.
+
+94:5. For the sea is his, and he made it:  and his hands formed the dry
+land.
+
+94:6. Come let us adore and fall down:  and weep before the Lord that
+made us.
+
+94:7. For he is the Lord our God:  and we are the people of his pasture
+and the sheep of his hand.
+
+94:8. To day if you shall hear his voice, harden not your hearts:
+
+94:9. As in the provocation, according to the day of temptation in the
+wilderness:  where your fathers tempted me, they proved me, and saw my
+works.
+
+94:10. Forty years long was I offended with that generation, and I
+said:  These always err in heart.
+
+94:11. And these men have not known my ways:  so I swore in my wrath
+that they shall not enter into my rest.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 95
+
+
+Cantate Domino.
+
+An exhortation to praise God for the coming of Christ and his kingdom.
+
+95:1. A canticle for David himself, when the house was built after the
+captivity.  Sing ye to the Lord a new canticle:  sing to the Lord, all
+the earth.
+
+When the house was built, etc. . .Alluding to that time, and then
+ordered to be sung:  but principally relating to the building of the
+church of Christ, after our redemption from the captivity of Satan.
+
+95:2. Sing ye to the Lord and bless his name:  shew forth his salvation
+from day to day.
+
+95:3. Declare his glory among the Gentiles:  his wonders among all
+people.
+
+95:4. For the Lord is great, and exceedingly to be praised:  he is to be
+feared above all gods.
+
+95:5. For all the gods of the Gentiles are devils:  but the Lord made
+the heavens.
+
+95:6. Praise and beauty are before him:  holiness and majesty in his
+sanctuary.
+
+95:7. Bring ye to the Lord, O ye kindreds of the Gentiles, bring ye to
+the Lord glory and honour:
+
+95:8. Bring to the Lord glory unto his name.  Bring up sacrifices, and
+come into his courts:
+
+95:9. Adore ye the Lord in his holy court.  Let all the earth be moved
+at his presence.
+
+95:10. Say ye among the Gentiles, the Lord hath reigned.  For he hath
+corrected the world, which shall not be moved:  he will judge the people
+with justice.
+
+95:11. Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad, let the sea
+be moved, and the fulness thereof:
+
+95:12. The fields and all things that are in them shall be joyful.  Then
+shall all the trees of the woods rejoice
+
+95:13. before the face of the Lord, because he cometh:  because he
+cometh to judge the earth.  He shall judge the world with justice, and
+the people with his truth.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 96
+
+
+Dominus regnavit.
+
+All are invited to rejoice at the glorious coming and reign of Christ.
+
+96:1. For the same David, when his land was restored again to him.  The
+Lord hath reigned, let the earth rejoice:  let many islands be glad.
+
+96:2. Clouds and darkness are round about him:  justice and judgment are
+the establishment of his throne.
+
+Clouds and darkness. . .The coming of Christ in the clouds with great
+terror and majesty to judge the world, is here prophesied.
+
+96:3. A fire shall go before him, and shall burn his enemies round
+about.
+
+96:4. His lightnings have shone forth to the world:  the earth saw and
+trembled.
+
+96:5. The mountains melted like wax, at the presence of the Lord:  at
+the presence of the Lord of all the earth.
+
+96:6. The heavens declared his justice:  and all people saw his glory.
+
+96:7. Let them be all confounded that adore graven things, and that
+glory in their idols.  Adore him, all you his angels:
+
+96:8. Sion heard, and was glad.  And the daughters of Juda rejoiced,
+because of thy judgments, O Lord.
+
+96:9. For thou art the most high Lord over all the earth:  thou art
+exalted exceedingly above all gods.
+
+96:10. You that love the Lord, hate evil:  the Lord preserveth the souls
+of his saints, he will deliver them out of the hand of the sinner.
+
+96:11. Light is risen to the just, and joy to the right of heart.
+
+96:12. Rejoice, ye just, in the Lord:  and give praise to the
+remembrance of his holiness.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 97
+
+
+Cantate Domino.
+
+All are again invited to praise the Lord, for the victories of Christ.
+
+97:1. A psalm for David himself.  Sing ye to the Lord a new canticle:
+because he hath done wonderful things.  His right hand hath wrought for
+him salvation, and his arm is holy.
+
+97:2. The Lord hath made known his salvation:  he hath revealed his
+justice in the sight of the Gentiles.
+
+97:3. He hath remembered his mercy and his truth toward the house of
+Israel.  All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.
+
+97:4. Sing joyfully to God, all the earth; make melody, rejoice and
+sing.
+
+97:5. Sing praise to the Lord on the harp, on the harp, and with the
+voice of a psalm:
+
+97:6. With long trumpets, and sound of cornet.  Make a joyful noise
+before the Lord our king:
+
+97:7. Let the sea be moved and the fullness thereof:  the world and they
+that dwell therein.
+
+97:8. The rivers shall clap their hands, the mountains shall rejoice
+together
+
+97:9. At the presence of the Lord:  because he cometh to judge the
+earth.  He shall judge the world with justice, and the people with
+equity.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 98
+
+
+Dominus regnavit.
+
+The reign of the Lord in Sion:  that is, of Christ in his church.
+
+98:1. A psalm for David himself.  The Lord hath reigned, let the people
+be angry:  he that sitteth on the cherubims:  let the earth be moved.
+
+Let the people be angry. . .Though many enemies rage, and the whole
+earth be stirred up to oppose the reign of Christ, he shall still
+prevail.
+
+98:2. The lord is great in Sion, and high above all people.
+
+98:3. Let them give praise to thy great name:  for it is terrible and
+holy:
+
+98:4. And the king's honour loveth judgment.  Thou hast prepared
+directions:  thou hast done judgment and justice in Jacob.
+
+Loveth judgment. . .Requireth discretion.--Ibid.  Directions. . .Most
+right and just laws to direct men.
+
+98:5. Exalt ye the Lord our God, and adore his footstool, for it is
+holy.
+
+Adore his footstool. . .The ark of the covenant was called, in the Old
+Testament, God's footstool:  over which he was understood to sit, on his
+propitiatory, or mercy seat, as on a throne, between the wings of the
+cherubims, in the sanctuary:  to which the children of Israel paid a
+great veneration.  But as this psalm evidently relates to Christ, and
+the New Testament, where the ark has no place, the holy fathers
+understand this text, of the worship paid by the church to the body and
+blood of Christ in the sacred mysteries:  inasmuch as the humanity of
+Christ is, as it were, the footstool of the divinity.  So St. Ambrose,
+L. 3.  De Spiritu Sancto, c. 12.  And St. Augustine upon this psalm.
+
+98:6. Moses and Aaron among his priests:  and Samuel among them that
+call upon his name.  They called upon the Lord, and he heard them:
+
+Moses and Aaron among his priests. . .By this it is evident, that Moses
+also was a priest, and indeed the chief priest, inasmuch as he
+consecrated Aaron, and offered sacrifice for him.  Lev. 8.  So that his
+pre-eminence over Aaron makes nothing for lay church headship.
+
+98:7. He spoke to them in the pillar of the cloud.  They kept his
+testimonies, and the commandment which he gave them.
+
+98:8. Thou didst hear them, O Lord our God:  thou wast a merciful God to
+them, and taking vengeance on all their inventions.
+
+All their inventions. . .that is, all the enterprises of their enemies
+against them, as in the case of Core, Dathan, and Abiron.
+
+98:9. Exalt ye the Lord our God, and adore at his holy mountain:  for
+the Lord our God is holy.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 99
+
+
+Jubilate Deo.
+
+All are invited to rejoice in God the creator of all.
+
+99:1. A psalm of praise.
+
+99:2. Sing joyfully to God, all the earth:  serve ye the Lord with
+gladness.  Come in before his presence with exceeding great joy.
+
+99:3. Know ye that the Lord he is God:  he made us, and not we
+ourselves.  We are his people and the sheep of his pasture.
+
+99:4. Go ye into his gates with praise, into his courts with hymns:  and
+give glory to him.  Praise ye his name:
+
+99:5. For the Lord is sweet, his mercy endureth for ever, and his truth
+to generation and generation.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 100
+
+
+Misericordiam et judicium.
+
+The prophet exhorteth all by his example, to follow mercy and justice.
+
+100:1. A psalm for David himself.  Mercy and judgment I will sing to
+thee, O Lord:  I will sing,
+
+100:2. And I will understand in the unspotted way, when thou shalt come
+to me.  I walked in the innocence of my heart, in the midst of my house.
+
+I will understand, etc. . .That is, I will apply my mind, I will do my
+endeavour, to know and to follow the perfect way of thy commandments:
+not trusting to my own strength, but relying on thy coming to me by thy
+grace.
+
+100:3. I will not set before my eyes any unjust thing:  I hated the
+workers of iniquities.
+
+100:4. The perverse heart did not cleave to me:  and the malignant, that
+turned aside from me, I would not know.
+
+100:5. The man that in private detracted his neighbour, him did I
+persecute.  With him that had a proud eye, and an unsatiable heart, I
+would not eat.
+
+100:6. My eyes were upon the faithful of the earth, to sit with me:  the
+man that walked in the perfect way, he served me.
+
+100:7. He that worketh pride shall not dwell in the midst of my house:
+he that speaketh unjust things did not prosper before my eyes.
+
+100:8. In the morning I put to death all the wicked of the land:  that I
+might cut off all the workers of iniquity from the city of the Lord.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 101
+
+
+Domine, exaudi.
+
+A prayer for one in affliction:  the fifth penitential psalm.
+
+101:1. The prayer of the poor man, when he was anxious, and poured out
+his supplication before the Lord.
+
+101:2. Hear, O Lord, my prayer:  and let my cry come to thee.
+
+101:3. Turn not away thy face from me:  in the day when I am in trouble,
+incline thy ear to me.  In what day soever I shall call upon thee, hear
+me speedily.
+
+101:4. For my days are vanished like smoke, and my bones are grown dry
+like fuel for the fire.
+
+101:5. I am smitten as grass, and my heart is withered:  because I
+forgot to eat my bread.
+
+101:6. Through the voice of my groaning, my bone hath cleaved to my
+flesh.
+
+101:7. I am become like to a pelican of the wilderness:  I am like a
+night raven in the house.
+
+A pelican, etc. . .I am become through grief, like birds that affect
+solitude and darkness.
+
+101:8. I have watched, and am become as a sparrow all alone on the
+housetop.
+
+101:9. All the day long my enemies reproached me:  and they that praised
+me did swear against me.
+
+101:10. For I did eat ashes like bread, and mingled my drink with
+weeping.
+
+101:11. Because of thy anger and indignation:  for having lifted me up
+thou hast thrown me down.
+
+101:12. My days have declined like a shadow, and I am withered like
+grass.
+
+101:13. But thou, O Lord, endurest for ever:  and thy memorial to all
+generations.
+
+101:14. Thou shalt arise and have mercy on Sion:  for it is time to have
+mercy on it, for the time is come.
+
+101:15. For the stones thereof have pleased thy servants:  and they
+shall have pity on the earth thereof.
+
+101:16. All the Gentiles shall fear thy name, O Lord, and all the kings
+of the earth thy glory.
+
+101:17. For the Lord hath built up Sion:  and he shall be seen in his
+glory.
+
+101:18. He hath had regard to the prayer of the humble:  and he hath not
+despised their petition.
+
+101:19. Let these things be written unto another generation:  and the
+people that shall be created shall praise the Lord:
+
+101:20. Because he hath looked forth from his high sanctuary:  from
+heaven the Lord hath looked upon the earth.
+
+101:21. That he might hear the groans of them that are in fetters:  that
+he might release the children of the slain:
+
+101:22. That they may declare the name of the Lord in Sion:  and his
+praise in Jerusalem;
+
+101:23. When the people assemble together, and kings, to serve the
+Lord.
+
+101:24. He answered him in the way of his strength:  Declare unto me the
+fewness of my days.
+
+He answered him in the way of his strength. . .That is, the people,
+mentioned in the foregoing verse, or the penitent, in whose person this
+psalm is delivered, answered the Lord in the way of his strength:  that
+is, according to the best of his power and strength:  or when he was in
+the flower of his age and strength:  inquiring after the fewness of his
+days:  to know if he should live long enough to see the happy
+restoration of Sion, etc.
+
+101:25. Call me not away in the midst of my days:  thy years are unto
+generation and generation.
+
+101:26. In the beginning, O Lord, thou foundedst the earth:  and the
+heavens are the works of thy hands.
+
+101:27. They shall perish but thou remainest:  and all of them shall
+grow old like a garment:  And as a vesture thou shalt change them, and
+they shall be changed.
+
+101:28. But thou art always the selfsame, and thy years shall not fail.
+
+101:29. The children of thy servants shall continue and their seed
+shall be directed for ever.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 102
+
+
+Benedic, anima.
+
+Thanksgiving to God for his mercies.
+
+102:1. For David himself.  Bless the Lord, O my soul:  and let all that
+is within me bless his holy name.
+
+102:2. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and never forget all he hath done for
+thee.
+
+102:3. Who forgiveth all thy iniquities:  who healeth all thy diseases.
+
+102:4. Who redeemeth thy life from destruction:  who crowneth thee with
+mercy and compassion.
+
+102:5. Who satisfieth thy desire with good things:  thy youth shall be
+renewed like the eagle's.
+
+102:6. The Lord doth mercies, and judgment for all that suffer wrong.
+
+102:7. He hath made his ways known to Moses:  his wills to the children
+of Israel.
+
+102:8. The Lord is compassionate and merciful:  longsuffering and
+plenteous in mercy.
+
+102:9. He will not always be angry:  nor will he threaten for ever.
+
+102:10. He hath not dealt with us according to our sins:  nor rewarded
+us according to our iniquities.
+
+102:11. For according to the height of the heaven above the earth:  he
+hath strengthened his mercy towards them that fear him.
+
+102:12. As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our
+iniquities from us.
+
+102:13. As a father hath compassion on his children, so hath the Lord
+compassion on them that fear him:
+
+102:14. For he knoweth our frame.  He remembereth that we are dust:
+
+102:15. Man's days are as grass, as the flower of the field so shall he
+flourish.
+
+102:16. For the spirit shall pass in him, and he shall not be:  and he
+shall know his place no more.
+
+102:17. But the mercy of the Lord is from eternity and unto eternity
+upon them that fear him:  And his justice unto children's children,
+
+102:18. To such as keep his covenant, And are mindful of his
+commandments to do them.
+
+102:19. The lord hath prepared his throne in heaven:  and his kingdom
+shall rule over all.
+
+102:20. Bless the Lord, all ye his angels:  you that are mighty in
+strength, and execute his word, hearkening to the voice of his orders.
+
+102:21. Bless the Lord, all ye his hosts:  you ministers of his that do
+his will.
+
+102:22. Bless the Lord, all his works:  in every place of his dominion,
+O my soul, bless thou the Lord.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 103
+
+
+Benedic, anima.
+
+God is to be praised for his mighty works, and wonderful providence.
+
+103:1. For David himself.  Bless the Lord, O my soul:  O Lord my God,
+thou art exceedingly great.  Thou hast put on praise and beauty:
+
+103:2. And art clothed with light as with a garment.  Who stretchest out
+the heaven like a pavilion:
+
+103:3. Who coverest the higher rooms thereof with water.  Who makest the
+clouds thy chariot:  who walkest upon the wings of the winds.
+
+103:4. Who makest thy angels spirits:  and thy ministers a burning fire.
+
+103:5. Who hast founded the earth upon its own bases:  it shall not be
+moved for ever and ever.
+
+103:6. The deep like a garment is its clothing:  above the mountains
+shall the waters stand.
+
+103:7. At thy rebuke they shall flee:  at the voice of thy thunder they
+shall fear.
+
+103:8. The mountains ascend, and the plains descend into the place
+which thou hast founded for them.
+
+103:9. Thou hast set a bound which they shall not pass over; neither
+shall they return to cover the earth.
+
+103:10. Thou sendest forth springs in the vales:  between the midst of
+the hills the waters shall pass.
+
+103:11. All the beasts of the field shall drink:  the wild asses shall
+expect in their thirst.
+
+103:12. Over them the birds of the air shall dwell:  from the midst of
+the rocks they shall give forth their voices.
+
+103:13. Thou waterest the hills from thy upper rooms:  the earth shall
+be filled with the fruit of thy works:
+
+103:14. Bringing forth grass for cattle, and herb for the service of
+men.  That thou mayst bring bread out of the earth:
+
+103:15. And that wine may cheer the heart of man.  That he may make the
+face cheerful with oil:  and that bread may strengthen man's heart.
+
+103:16. The trees of the field shall be filled, and the cedars of
+Libanus which he hath planted:
+
+103:17. There the sparrows shall make their nests.  The highest of them
+is the house of the heron.
+
+103:18. The high hills are a refuge for the harts, the rock for the
+irchins.
+
+103:19. He hath made the moon for seasons:  the sun knoweth his going
+down.
+
+103:20. Thou hast appointed darkness, and it is night:  in it shall all
+the beasts of the woods go about:
+
+103:21. The young lions roaring after their prey, and seeking their
+meat from God.
+
+103:22. The sun ariseth, and they are gathered together:  and they shall
+lie down in their dens.
+
+103:23. Man shall go forth to his work, and to his labour until the
+evening.
+
+103:24. How great are thy works, O Lord ?  thou hast made all things in
+wisdom:  the earth is filled with thy riches.
+
+103:25. So is this great sea, which stretcheth wide its arms:  there are
+creeping things without number:  Creatures little and great.
+
+103:26. There the ships shall go.  This sea dragon which thou hast
+formed to play therein.
+
+103:27. All expect of thee that thou give them food in season.
+
+103:28. What thou givest to them they shall gather up:  when thou
+openest thy hand, they shall all be filled with good.
+
+103:29. But if thou turnest away thy face, they shall be troubled:  thou
+shalt take away their breath, and they shall fail, and shall return to
+their dust.
+
+103:30. Thou shalt send forth thy spirit, and they shall be created:
+and thou shalt renew the face of the earth.
+
+103:31. May the glory of the Lord endure for ever:  the Lord shall
+rejoice in his works.
+
+103:32. He looketh upon the earth, and maketh it tremble:  he troubleth
+the mountains, and they smoke.
+
+103:33. I will sing to the Lord as long as I live:  I will sing praise
+to my God while I have my being.
+
+103:34. Let my speech be acceptable to him:  but I will take delight in
+the Lord.
+
+103:35. Let sinners be consumed out of the earth, and the unjust, so
+that they be no more:  O my soul, bless thou the Lord.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 104
+
+
+Confitemini Domino.
+
+A thanksgiving to God for his benefits to his people Israel.
+
+Alleluia.
+
+104:1. Give glory to the Lord, and call upon his name:  declare his
+deeds among the Gentiles.
+
+104:2. Sing to him, yea sing praises to him:  relate all his wondrous
+works.
+
+104:3. Glory ye in his holy name:  let the heart of them rejoice that
+seek the Lord.
+
+104:4. Seek ye the lord, and be strengthened:  seek his face evermore.
+
+104:5. Remember his marvellous works which he hath done; his wonders,
+and the judgments of his mouth.
+
+104:6. O ye seed of Abraham his servant; ye sons of Jacob his chosen.
+
+104:7. He is the Lord our God:  his judgments are in all the earth.
+
+104:8. He hath remembered his covenant for ever:  the word which he
+commanded to a thousand generations.
+
+104:9. Which he made to Abraham; and his oath to Isaac:
+
+104:10. And he appointed the same to Jacob for a law, and to Israel for
+an everlasting testament:
+
+104:11. Saying:  To thee will I give the land of Chanaan, the lot of
+your inheritance.
+
+104:12. When they were but a small number:  yea very few, and sojourners
+therein:
+
+104:13. And they passed from nation to nation, and from one kingdom to
+another people.
+
+104:14. He suffered no man to hurt them:  and he reproved kings for
+their sakes.
+
+104:15. Touch ye not my anointed:  and do no evil to my prophets.
+
+104:16. And he called a famine upon the land:  and he broke in pieces
+all the support of bread.
+
+104:17. He sent a man before them:  Joseph, who was sold for a slave.
+
+104:18. They humbled his feet in fetters:  the iron pierced his soul,
+
+104:19. Until his word came.  The word of the Lord inflamed him.
+
+104:20. The king sent, and he released him:  the ruler of the people,
+and he set him at liberty.
+
+104:21. He made him master of his house, and ruler of all his
+possession.
+
+104:22. That he might instruct his princes as himself, and teach his
+ancients wisdom.
+
+104:23. And Israel went into Egypt:  and Jacob was a sojourner in the
+land of Cham.
+
+104:24. And he increased his people exceedingly:  and strengthened them
+over their enemies.
+
+104:25. He turned their heart to hate his people:  and to deal
+deceitfully with his servants.
+
+He turned their heart, etc. . .Not that God (who is never the author of
+sin) moved the Egyptians to hate and persecute his people; but that the
+Egyptians took occasion of hating and envying them, from the sight of
+the benefits which God bestowed upon them.
+
+104:26. He sent Moses his servant:  Aaron the man whom he had chosen.
+
+104:27. He gave them power to shew them signs, and his wonders in the
+land of Cham.
+
+104:28. He sent darkness, and made it obscure:  and grieved not his
+words.
+
+Grieved not his words. . .That is, he was not wanting to fulfil his
+words:  or he did not grieve Moses and Aaron, the carriers of his words:
+or he did not grieve his words, that is, his sons, the children of
+Israel, who enjoyed light whilst the Egyptians were oppressed with
+darkness.
+
+104:29. He turned their waters into blood, and destroyed their fish.
+
+104:30. Their land brought forth frogs, in the inner chambers of their
+kings.
+
+104:31. He spoke, and there came divers sorts of flies and sciniphs in
+all their coasts.
+
+Sciniphs. . .See the annotation, Ex.8.16.
+
+104:32. He gave them hail for rain, a burning fire in the land.
+
+104:33. And he destroyed their vineyards and their fig trees:  and he
+broke in pieces the trees of their coasts.
+
+104:34. He spoke, and the locust came, and the bruchus, of which there
+was no number.
+
+Bruchus. . .An insect of the locust kind.
+
+104:35. And they devoured all the grass in their land, and consumed all
+the fruit of their ground.
+
+104:36. And he slew all the firstborn in their land:  the firstfruits of
+all their labour.
+
+104:37. And he brought them out with silver and gold:  and there was not
+among their tribes one that was feeble.
+
+104:38. Egypt was glad when they departed:  for the fear of them lay
+upon them.
+
+104:39. He spread a cloud for their protection, and fire to give them
+light in the night.
+
+104:40. They asked, and the quail came:  and he filled them with the
+bread of heaven.
+
+104:41. He opened the rock, and waters flowed:  rivers ran down in the
+dry land.
+
+104:42. Because he remembered his holy word, which he had spoken to his
+servant Abraham.
+
+104:43. And he brought forth his people with joy, and his chosen with
+gladness.
+
+104:44. And he gave them the lands of the Gentiles:  and they possessed
+the labours of the people:
+
+104:45. That they might observe his justifications, and seek after his
+law.
+
+His justifications. . .That is, his commandments; which here, and in
+many other places of the scripture, are called justifications, because
+the keeping of them makes man just.  The Protestants render it by the
+word statutes, in favour of their doctrine, which does not allow good
+works to justify.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 105
+
+
+Confitemini Domino.
+
+A confession of the manifold sins and ingratitudes of the Israelites.
+
+Alleluia.
+
+105:1. Give glory to the Lord, for he is good:  for his mercy endureth
+for ever.
+
+105:2. Who shall declare the powers of the Lord?  who shall set forth
+all his praises?
+
+105:3. Blessed are they that keep judgment, and do justice at all
+times.
+
+105:4. Remember us, O Lord, in the favour of thy people:  visit us with
+thy salvation.
+
+105:5. That we may see the good of thy chosen, that we may rejoice in
+the joy of thy nation:  that thou mayst be praised with thy inheritance.
+
+105:6. We have sinned with our fathers:  we have acted unjustly, we have
+wrought iniquity.
+
+105:7. Our fathers understood not thy wonders in Egypt:  they remembered
+not the multitude of thy mercies:  And they provoked to wrath going up
+to the sea, even the Red Sea.
+
+105:8. And he saved them for his own name's sake:  that he might make
+his power known.
+
+105:9. And he rebuked the Red Sea and it was dried up:  and he led them
+through the depths, as in a wilderness.
+
+105:10. And he saved them from the hand of them that hated them:  and he
+redeemed them from the hand of the enemy.
+
+105:11. And the water covered them that afflicted them:  there was not
+one of them left.
+
+105:12. And they believed his words:  and they sang his praises.
+
+105:13. They had quickly done, they forgot his works:  and they waited
+not for his counsel.
+
+105:14. And they coveted their desire in the desert:  and they tempted
+God in the place without water.
+
+105:15. And he gave them their request:  and sent fulness into their
+souls.
+
+105:16. And they provoked Moses in the camp, Aaron the holy one of the
+Lord.
+
+105:17. The earth opened and swallowed up Dathan:  and covered the
+congregation of Abiron.
+
+105:18. And a fire was kindled in their congregation:  the flame burned
+the wicked.
+
+105:19. They made also a calf in Horeb:  and they adored the graven
+thing.
+
+105:20. And they changed their glory into the likeness of a calf that
+eateth grass.
+
+105:21. They forgot God, who saved them, who had done great things in
+Egypt,
+
+105:22. Wondrous works in the land of Cham:  terrible things in the Red
+Sea.
+
+105:23. And he said that he would destroy them:  had not Moses his
+chosen stood before him in the breach:  To turn away his wrath, lest he
+should destroy them.
+
+105:24. And they set at nought the desirable land.  They believed not
+his word,
+
+105:25. And they murmured in their tents:  they hearkened not to the
+voice of the Lord.
+
+105:26. And he lifted up his hand over them:  to overthrow them in the
+desert;
+
+105:27. And to cast down their seed among the nations, and to scatter
+them in the countries.
+
+105:28. They also were initiated to Beelphegor:  and ate the sacrifices
+of the dead.
+
+Initiated. . .That is, they dedicated, or consecrated themselves to the
+idol of the Moabites and Madianites, called Beelphegor, or Baal-Peor.
+Num. 25.3.--Ibid.  The dead. . .Viz., idols without life.
+
+105:29. And they provoked him with their inventions:  and destruction
+was multiplied among them.
+
+105:30. Then Phinees stood up, and pacified him:  and the slaughter
+ceased.
+
+105:31. And it was reputed to him unto justice, to generation and
+generation for evermore.
+
+105:32. They provoked him also at the waters of contradiction:  and
+Moses was afflicted for their sakes:
+
+105:33. Because they exasperated his spirit.  And he distinguished with
+his lips.
+
+He distinguished with his lips. . .Moses, by occasion of the people's
+rebellion and incredulity, was guilty of distinguishing with his lips;
+when, instead of speaking to the rock, as God had commanded, he said to
+the people, with a certain hesitation in his faith, Hear ye, rebellious
+and incredulous:  Can we from this rock bring out water for you?  Num.
+20.10.
+
+105:34. They did not destroy the nations of which the Lord spoke unto
+them.
+
+105:35. And they were mingled among the heathens, and learned their
+works:
+
+105:36. And served their idols, and it became a stumblingblock to them.
+
+105:37. And they sacrificed their sons, and their daughters to devils.
+
+105:38. And they shed innocent blood:  the blood of their sons and of
+their daughters which they sacrificed to the idols of Chanaan.  And the
+land was polluted with blood,
+
+105:39. And was defiled with their works:  and they went aside after
+their own inventions.
+
+105:40. And the Lord was exceedingly angry with his people:  and he
+abhorred his inheritance.
+
+105:41. And he delivered them into the hands of the nations:  and they
+that hated them had dominion over them.
+
+105:42. And their enemies afflicted them:  and they were humbled under
+their hands:
+
+105:43. Many times did he deliver them.  But they provoked him with
+their counsel:  and they were brought low by their iniquities.
+
+105:44. And he saw when they were in tribulation:  and he heard their
+prayer.
+
+105:45. And he was mindful of his covenant:  and repented according to
+the multitude of his mercies.
+
+105:46. And he gave them unto mercies, in the sight of all those that
+had made them captives.
+
+105:47. Save us, O Lord, our God:  and gather us from among the nations:
+That we may give thanks to thy holy name, and may glory in thy praise.
+
+105:48. Blessed be the Lord the God of Israel, from everlasting to
+everlasting:  and let all the people say:  So be it, so be it.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 106
+
+
+Confitemini Domino.
+
+All are invited to give thanks to God for his perpetual providence over
+men.
+
+Alleluia.
+
+106:1. Give glory to the Lord, for he is good:  for his mercy endureth
+for ever.
+
+106:2. Let them say so that have been redeemed by the Lord, whom he
+hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy:  and gathered out of the
+countries.
+
+106:3. From the rising and from the setting of the sun, from the north
+and from the sea.
+
+106:4. They wandered in a wilderness, in a place without water:  they
+found not the way of a city for their habitation.
+
+106:5. They were hungry and thirsty:  their soul fainted in them.
+
+106:6. And they cried to the Lord in their tribulation:  and he
+delivered them out of their distresses.
+
+106:7. And he led them into the right way, that they might go to a city
+of habitation.
+
+106:8. Let the mercies of the Lord give glory to him:  and his wonderful
+works to the children of men.
+
+106:9. For he hath satisfied the empty soul, and hath filled the hungry
+soul with good things.
+
+106:10. Such as sat in darkness and in the shadow of death:  bound in
+want and in iron.
+
+106:11. Because they had exasperated the words of God:  and provoked the
+counsel of the most High:
+
+106:12. And their heart was humbled with labours:  they were weakened,
+and there was none to help them.
+
+106:13. Then they cried to the Lord in their affliction:  and he
+delivered them out of their distresses.
+
+106:14. And he brought them out of darkness, and the shadow of death;
+and broke their bonds in sunder.
+
+106:15. Let the mercies of the Lord give glory to him, and his
+wonderful works to the children of men.
+
+106:16. Because he hath broken gates of brass, and burst iron bars.
+
+106:17. He took them out of the way of their iniquity:  for they were
+brought low for their injustices.
+
+106:18. Their soul abhorred all manner of meat:  and they drew nigh even
+to the gates of death.
+
+106:19. And they cried to the Lord in their affliction:  and he
+delivered them out of their distresses.
+
+106:20. He sent his word, and healed them:  and delivered them from
+their destructions.
+
+106:21. Let the mercies of the Lord give glory to him:  and his
+wonderful works to the children of men.
+
+106:22. And let them sacrifice the sacrifice of praise:  and declare his
+works with joy.
+
+106:23. They that go down to the sea in ships, doing business in the
+great waters:
+
+106:24. These have seen the works of the Lord, and his wonders in the
+deep.
+
+106:25. He said the word, and there arose a storm of wind:  and the
+waves thereof were lifted up.
+
+106:26. They mount up to the heavens, and they go down to the depths:
+their soul pined away with evils.
+
+106:27. They were troubled, and reeled like a drunken man; and all
+their wisdom was swallowed up.
+
+106:28. And they cried to the Lord in their affliction:  and he brought
+them out of their distresses.
+
+106:29. And he turned the storm into a breeze:  and its waves were
+still.
+
+106:30. And they rejoiced because they were still:  and he brought them
+to the haven which they wished for.
+
+106:31. Let the mercies of the Lord give glory to him, and his
+wonderful works to the children of men.
+
+106:32. And let them exalt him in the church of the people:  and praise
+him in the chair of the ancients.
+
+106:33. He hath turned rivers into a wilderness:  and the sources of
+waters into dry ground:
+
+106:34. A fruitful land into barrenness, for the wickedness of them
+that dwell therein.
+
+106:35. He hath turned a wilderness into pools of waters, and a dry
+land into water springs.
+
+106:36. And hath placed there the hungry; and they made a city for
+their habitation.
+
+106:37. Anti they sowed fields, and planted vineyards:  and they yielded
+fruit of birth.
+
+106:38. And he blessed them, and they were multiplied exceedingly:  and
+their cattle he suffered not to decrease.
+
+106:39. Then they were brought to be few:  and they were afflicted
+through the trouble of evils and sorrow.
+
+106:40. Contempt was poured forth upon their princes:  and he caused
+them to wander where there was no passing, and out of the way.
+
+106:41. And he helped the poor out of poverty:  and made him families
+like a flock of sheep.
+
+106:42. The just shall see, and shall rejoice, and all iniquity shall
+stop her mouth.
+
+106:43. Who is wise, and will keep these things; and will understand
+the mercies of the Lord?
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 107
+
+
+Paratum cor meum.
+
+The prophet praiseth God for benefits received.
+
+107:1. A canticle of a psalm for David himself.
+
+107:2. My heart is ready, O God, my heart is ready:  I will sing, and
+will give praise, with my glory.
+
+107:3. Arise, my glory; arise, psaltery and harp:  I will arise in the
+morning early.
+
+107:4. I will praise thee, O Lord, among the people:  and I will sing
+unto thee among the nations.
+
+107:5. For thy mercy is great above the heavens:  and thy truth even
+unto the clouds.
+
+107:6. Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens, and thy glory over
+all the earth:
+
+107:7. That thy beloved may be delivered.  Save with thy right hand and
+hear me.
+
+107:8. God hath spoken in his holiness.  I will rejoice, and I will
+divide Sichem and I will mete out the vale of tabernacles.
+
+107:9. Galaad is mine:  and Manasses is mine and Ephraim the protection
+of my head.  Juda is my king:
+
+107:10. Moab the pot of my hope.  Over Edom I will stretch out my shoe:
+the aliens are become my friends.
+
+107:11. Who will bring me into the strong city?  who will lead me into
+Edom?
+
+107:12. Wilt not thou, O God, who hast cast us off ?  and wilt not thou,
+O God, go forth with our armies?
+
+107:13. O grant us help from trouble:  for vain is the help of man.
+
+107:14. Through God we shall do mightily:  and he will bring our enemies
+to nothing.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 108
+
+
+Deus, laudem meam.
+
+David in the person of Christ, prayeth against his persecutors; more
+especially the traitor Judas:  foretelling and approving his just
+punishment for his obstinacy in sin and final impenitence.
+
+108:1. Unto the end, a psalm for David.
+
+108:2. O God, be not thou silent in my praise:  for the mouth of the
+wicked and the mouth of the deceitful man is opened against me.
+
+108:3. They have spoken against me with deceitful tongues; and they
+have compassed me about with words of hatred; and have fought against
+me without cause.
+
+108:4. Instead of making me a return of love, they detracted me:  but I
+gave myself to prayer.
+
+108:5. And they repaid me evil for good:  and hatred for my love.
+
+108:6. Set thou the sinner over him:  and may the devil stand at his
+right hand.
+
+Set thou the sinner over him, etc. . .Give to the devil, that
+arch-sinner, power over him:  let him enter into him, and possess him.
+The imprecations, contained in the thirty verses of this psalm, are
+opposed to the thirty pieces of silver for which Judas betrayed our
+Lord; and are to be taken as prophetic denunciations of the evils that
+should befall the traitor and his accomplices the Jews; and not
+properly as curses.
+
+108:7. When he is judged, may he go out condemned; and may his prayer
+be turned to sin.
+
+108:8. May his days be few:  and his bishopric let another take.
+
+108:9. May his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow.
+
+108:10. Let his children be carried about vagabonds, and beg; and let
+them be cast out of their dwellings.
+
+108:11. May the usurer search all his substance:  and let strangers
+plunder his labours.
+
+108:12. May there be none to help him:  nor none to pity his fatherless
+offspring.
+
+108:13. May his posterity be cut off; in one generation may his name be
+blotted out.
+
+108:14. May the iniquity of his fathers be remembered in the sight of
+the Lord:  and let not the sin of his mother be blotted out.
+
+108:15. May they be before the Lord continually, and let the memory of
+them perish from the earth:
+
+108:16. because he remembered not to shew mercy,
+
+108:17. But persecuted the poor man and the beggar; and the broken in
+heart, to put him to death.
+
+108:18. And he loved cursing, and it shall come unto him:  and he would
+not have blessing, and it shall be far from him.  And he put on cursing,
+like a garment:  and it went in like water into his entrails, and like
+oil in his bones.
+
+108:19. May it be unto him like a garment which covereth him; and like
+a girdle with which he is girded continually.
+
+108:20. This is the work of them who detract me before the Lord; and
+who speak evils against my soul.
+
+108:21. But thou, O Lord, do with me for thy name's sake:  because thy
+mercy is sweet.  Do thou deliver me,
+
+108:22. For I am poor and needy, and my heart is troubled within me.
+
+108:23. I am taken away like the shadow when it declineth:  and I am
+shaken off as locusts.
+
+108:24. My knees are weakened through fasting:  and my flesh is changed
+for oil.
+
+For oil. . .Propter oleum.  The meaning is, my flesh is changed, being
+perfectly emaciated and dried up, as having lost all its oil or
+fatness.
+
+108:25. And I am become a reproach to them:  they saw me and they shaked
+their heads.
+
+108:26. Help me, O Lord my God; save me; according to thy mercy.
+
+108:27. And let them know that this is thy hand:  and that thou, O Lord,
+hast done it.
+
+108:28. They will curse and thou wilt bless:  let them that rise up
+against me be confounded:  but thy servant shall rejoice.
+
+108:29. Let them that detract me be clothed with shame:  and let them be
+covered with their confusion as with a double cloak.
+
+108:30. I will give great thanks to the Lord with my mouth:  and in the
+midst of many I will praise him.
+
+108:31. Because he hath stood at the right hand of the poor, to save my
+soul from persecutors.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 109
+
+
+Dixit Dominus.
+
+Christ's exaltation and everlasting priesthood.
+
+109:1. A psalm for David.  The Lord said to my Lord:  Sit thou at my
+right hand:  Until I make thy enemies thy footstool.
+
+109:2. The Lord will send forth the sceptre of thy power out of Sion:
+rule thou in the midst of thy enemies.
+
+109:3. With thee is the principality in the day of thy strength:  in the
+brightness of the saints:  from the womb before the day star I begot
+thee.
+
+109:4. The Lord hath sworn, and he will not repent:  Thou art a priest
+for ever according to the order of Melchisedech.
+
+109:5. The Lord at thy right hand hath broken kings in the day of his
+wrath.
+
+109:6. He shall judge among nations, he shall fill ruins:  he shall
+crush the heads in the land of many.
+
+109:7. He shall drink of the torrent in the way:  therefore shall he
+lift up the head.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 110
+
+
+Confitebor tibi, Domine.
+
+God is to be praised for his graces, and benefits to his church.
+
+Alleluia.
+
+110:1. I will praise thee, O Lord, with my whole heart; in the council
+of the just, and in the congregation.
+
+110:2. Great are the works of the Lord:  sought out according to all his
+wills.
+
+110:3. His work is praise and magnificence:  and his justice continueth
+for ever and ever.
+
+110:4. He hath made a remembrance of his wonderful works, being a
+merciful and gracious Lord:
+
+110:5. He hath given food to them that fear him.  He will be mindful for
+ever of his covenant:
+
+110:6. He will shew forth to his people the power of his works.
+
+110:7. That he may give them the inheritance of the Gentiles:  the works
+of his hands are truth and judgment.
+
+110:8. All his commandments are faithful:  confirmed for ever and ever,
+made in truth and equity.
+
+110:9. He hath sent redemption to his people:  he hath commanded his
+covenant for ever.  Holy and terrible is his name:
+
+110:10. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.  A good
+understanding to all that do it:  his praise continueth for ever and
+ever.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 111
+
+
+Beatus vir.
+
+The good man is happy.
+
+Alleluia, of the returning of Aggeus and Zacharias.
+
+Of the returning, etc. . .This is in the Greek and Latin, but not in the
+Hebrew.  It signifies that this psalm was proper to be sung at the time
+of the return of the people from their captivity; to inculcate to them,
+how happy they might be, if they would be constant in the service of
+God.
+
+111:1. Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord:  he shall delight
+exceedingly in his commandments.
+
+111:2. His seed shall be mighty upon earth:  the generation of the
+righteous shall be blessed.
+
+111:3. Glory and wealth shall be in his house:  and his justice
+remaineth for ever and ever.
+
+111:4. To the righteous a light is risen up in darkness:  he is
+merciful, and compassionate and just.
+
+111:5. Acceptable is the man that sheweth mercy and lendeth:  he shall
+order his words with judgment:
+
+111:6. Because he shall not be moved for ever.
+
+111:7. The just shall be in everlasting remembrance:  he shall not fear
+the evil hearing.  His heart is ready to hope in the Lord:
+
+111:8. His heart is strengthened, he shall not be moved until he look
+over his enemies.
+
+111:9. He hath distributed, he hath given to the poor:  his justice
+remaineth for ever and ever:  his horn shall be exalted in glory.
+
+111:10. The wicked shall see, and shall be angry, he shall gnash with
+his teeth and pine away:  the desire of the wicked shall perish.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 112
+
+
+Laudate, pueri.
+
+God is to be praised for his regard to the poor and humble.
+
+Alleluia.
+
+112:1. Praise the Lord, ye children:  praise ye the name of the Lord.
+
+112:2. Blessed be the name of the Lord, from henceforth now and for
+ever.
+
+112:3. From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same, the
+name of the Lord is worthy of praise.
+
+112:4. The Lord is high above all nations; and his glory above the
+heavens.
+
+112:5. Who is as the Lord our God, who dwelleth on high:
+
+112:6. and looketh
+down on the low things in heaven and in earth?
+
+112:7. Raising up the needy from the earth, and lifting up the poor out
+of the dunghill:
+
+112:8. That he may place him with princes, with the princes of his
+people.
+
+112:9. Who maketh a barren woman to dwell in a house, the joyful mother
+of children.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 113
+
+
+In exitu Israel.
+
+God hath shewn his power in delivering his people:  idols are vain.  The
+Hebrews divide this into two psalms.
+
+Alleluia.
+
+113:1. When Israel went out of Egypt, the house of Jacob from a
+barbarous people:
+
+113:2. Judea was made his sanctuary, Israel his dominion.
+
+113:3. The sea saw and fled:  Jordan was turned back.
+
+113:4. The mountains skipped like rams, and the hills like the lambs of
+the flock.
+
+113:5. What ailed thee, O thou sea, that thou didst flee: and thou,
+O Jordan, that thou wast turned back?
+
+113:6. Ye mountains, that ye skipped like rams, and ye hills, like
+lambs of the flock?
+
+113:7. At the presence of the Lord the earth was moved, at the presence
+of the God of Jacob:
+
+113:8. Who turned the rock into pools of water, and the stony hill into
+fountains of waters.
+
+113:1. Not to us, O Lord, not to us; but to thy name give glory.
+
+113:2. For thy mercy, and for thy truth's sake:  lest the Gentiles
+should say:  Where is their God?
+
+113:3. But our God is in heaven:  he hath done all things whatsoever he
+would.
+
+113:4. The idols of the Gentiles are silver and gold, the works of the
+hands of men.
+
+113:5. They have mouths and speak not:  they have eyes and see not.
+
+113:6. They have ears and hear not:  they have noses and smell not.
+
+113:7. They have hands and feel not:  they have feet and walk not:
+neither shall they cry out through their throat.
+
+113:8. Let them that make them become like unto them:  and all such as
+trust in them.
+
+113:9. The house of Israel hath hoped in the Lord:  he is their helper
+and their protector.
+
+113:10. The house of Aaron hath hoped in the Lord:  he is their helper
+and their protector.
+
+113:11. They that fear the Lord have hoped in the Lord:  he is their
+helper and their protector.
+
+113:12. The Lord hath been mindful of us, and hath blessed us.  He hath
+blessed the house of Israel:  he hath blessed the house of Aaron.
+
+113:13. He hath blessed all that fear the Lord, both little and great.
+
+113:14. May the Lord add blessings upon you:  upon you, and upon your
+children.
+
+113:15. Blessed be you of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.
+
+113:16. The heaven of heaven is the Lord's:  but the earth he has given
+to the children of men.
+
+113:17. The dead shall not praise thee, O Lord:  nor any of them that go
+down to hell.
+
+113:18. But we that live bless the Lord:  from this time now and for
+ever.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 114
+
+
+Dilexi.
+
+The prayer of a just man in affliction, with a lively confidence in
+God.
+
+Alleluia.
+
+114:1. I have loved, because the Lord will hear the voice of my prayer.
+
+114:2. Because he hath inclined his ear unto me:  and in my days I will
+call upon him.
+
+114:3. The sorrows of death have compassed me:  and the perils of hell
+have found me.  I met with trouble and sorrow:
+
+114:4. And I called upon the name of the Lord.  O Lord, deliver my soul.
+
+114:5. The Lord is merciful and just, and our God sheweth mercy.
+
+114:6. The Lord is the keeper of little ones:  I was humbled, and he
+delivered me.
+
+114:7. Turn, O my soul, into thy rest:  for the Lord hath been bountiful
+to thee.
+
+114:8. For he hath delivered my soul from death:  my eyes from tears, my
+feet from falling.
+
+114:9. I will please the Lord in the land of the living.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 115
+
+
+Credidi.
+
+This in the Hebrew is joined with the foregoing psalm, and continues to
+express the faith and gratitude of the psalmist.
+
+Alleluia.
+
+115:10. I have believed, therefore have I spoken; but I have
+been humbled exceedingly.
+
+115:11. I said in my excess:  Every man is a liar.
+
+115:12. What shall I render to the Lord, for all the things that he
+hath rendered to me?
+
+115:13. I will take the chalice of salvation; and I will call upon the
+name of the Lord.
+
+115:14. I will pay my vows to the Lord before all his people:
+
+115:15. Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.
+
+115:16. O Lord, for I am thy servant:  I am thy servant, and the son of
+thy handmaid.  Thou hast broken my bonds:
+
+115:17. I will sacrifice to thee the sacrifice of praise, and I will
+call upon the name of the Lord.
+
+115:18. I will pay my vows to the Lord in the sight of all his people:
+
+115:19. In the courts of the house of the Lord, in the midst of thee, O
+Jerusalem.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 116
+
+
+Laudate Dominum.
+
+All nations are called upon to praise God for his mercy and truth.
+
+Alleluia.
+
+116:1. O Praise the Lord, all ye nations:  praise him, all ye people.
+
+116:2. For his mercy is confirmed upon us:  and the truth of the Lord
+remaineth for ever.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 117
+
+
+Confitemini Domino.
+
+The psalmist praiseth God for his delivery from evils:  putteth his
+whole trust in him; and foretelleth the coming of Christ.
+
+Alleluia.
+
+117:1. Give praise to the Lord, for he is good:  for his mercy endureth
+for ever.
+
+117:2. Let Israel now say, that he is good:  that his mercy endureth for
+ever.
+
+117:3. Let the house of Aaron now say, that his mercy endureth for
+ever.
+
+117:4. Let them that fear the Lord now say, that his mercy endureth for
+ever.
+
+117:5. In my trouble I called upon the Lord:  and the Lord heard me, and
+enlarged me.
+
+117:6. The Lord is my helper:  I will not fear what man can do unto me.
+
+117:7. The Lord is my helper:  and I will look over my enemies.
+
+117:8. It is good to confide in the Lord, rather than to have
+confidence in man.
+
+117:9. It is good to trust in the Lord, rather than to trust in
+princes.
+
+117:10. All nations compassed me about; and, in the name of the Lord I
+have been revenged on them.
+
+117:11. Surrounding me they compassed me about:  and in the name of the
+Lord I have been revenged on them.
+
+117:12. They surrounded me like bees, and they burned like fire among
+thorns:  and in the name of the Lord I was revenged on them.
+
+117:13. Being pushed I was overturned that I might fall:  but the Lord
+supported me.
+
+117:14. The Lord is my strength and my praise:  and he is become my
+salvation.
+
+117:15. The voice of rejoicing and of salvation is in the tabernacles
+of the just.
+
+117:16. The right hand of the Lord hath wrought strength:  the right
+hand of the Lord hath exalted me:  the right hand of the Lord hath
+wrought strength.
+
+117:17. I shall not die, but live:  and shall declare the works of the
+Lord.
+
+117:18. The Lord chastising hath chastised me:  but he hath not
+delivered me over to death.
+
+117:19. Open ye to me the gates of justice:  I will go in to them, and
+give praise to the Lord.
+
+117:20. This is the gate of the Lord, the just shall enter into it.
+
+117:21. I will give glory to thee because thou hast heard me:  and art
+become my salvation.
+
+117:22. The stone which the builders rejected; the same is become the
+head of the corner.
+
+117:23. This is the Lord's doing , and it is wonderful in our eyes.
+
+117:24. This is the day which the Lord hath made:  let us be glad and
+rejoice therein.
+
+117:25. O Lord, save me:  O Lord, give good success.
+
+117:26. Blessed be he that cometh in the name of the Lord.  We have
+blessed you out of the house of the Lord.
+
+117:27. The Lord is God, and he hath shone upon us.  Appoint a solemn
+day, with shady boughs, even to the horn of the altar.
+
+117:28. Thou art my God, and I will praise thee:  thou art my God, and I
+will exalt thee.  I will praise thee, because thou hast heard me, and
+art become my salvation.
+
+117:29. O praise ye the Lord, for he is good:  for his mercy endureth
+for ever.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 118
+
+
+Beati immaculati.
+
+Of the excellence of virtue consisting in the love and observance of
+the commandments of God.
+
+Alleluia.
+
+ALEPH.
+
+Aleph. . .The first eight verses of this psalm in the original begin
+with Aleph, which is the name of the first letter of the Hebrew
+alphabet.  The second eight verses begin with Beth, the name of the
+second letter of the Hebrew alphabet; and so to the end of the whole
+alphabet, in all twenty-two letters, each letter having eight verses.
+This order is variously expounded by the holy fathers; which shews the
+difficulty of understanding the holy scriptures, and consequently with
+what humility, and submission to the Church they are to be read.
+
+118:1. Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the
+Lord.
+
+118:2. Blessed are they that search his testimonies:  that seek him with
+their whole heart.
+
+His testimonies. . .The commandments of God are called his testimonies,
+because they testify his holy will unto us.  Note here, that in almost
+every verse of this psalm (which in number are 176) the word and law of
+God, and the love and observance of it, is perpetually inculcated,
+under a variety of denominations, all signifying the same thing.
+
+118:3. For they that work iniquity, have not walked in his ways.
+
+118:4. Thou hast commanded thy commandments to be kept most diligently.
+
+118:5. O! that my ways may be directed to keep thy justifications.
+
+118:6. Then shall I not be confounded, when I shall look into all thy
+commandments.
+
+118:7. I will praise thee with uprightness of heart, when I shall have
+learned the judgments of thy justice.
+
+118:8. I will keep thy justifications:  O! do not thou utterly forsake
+me.
+
+BETH.
+
+118:9. By what doth a young man correct his way?  by observing thy
+words.
+
+118:10. With my whole heart have I sought after thee:  let me not stray
+from thy commandments.
+
+118:11. Thy words have I hidden in my heart, that I may not sin against
+thee.
+
+118:12. Blessed art thou, O Lord:  teach me thy justifications.
+
+118:13. With my lips I have pronounced all the judgments of thy mouth.
+
+118:14. I have been delighted in the way of thy testimonies, as in all
+riches.
+
+118:15. I will meditate on thy commandments:  and I will consider thy
+ways.
+
+118:16. I will think of thy justifications:  I will not forget thy
+words.
+
+GIMEL.
+
+118:17. Give bountifully to thy servant, enliven me:  and I shall keep
+thy words.
+
+118:18. Open thou my eyes:  and I will consider the wondrous things of
+thy law.
+
+118:19. I am a sojourner on the earth:  hide not thy commandments from
+me.
+
+118:20. My soul hath coveted to long for thy justifications, at all
+times.
+
+118:21. Thou hast rebuked the proud:  they are cursed who decline from
+thy commandments.
+
+118:22. Remove from me reproach and contempt:  because I have sought
+after thy testimonies.
+
+118:23. For princes sat, and spoke against me:  but thy servant was
+employed in thy justifications.
+
+118:24. For thy testimonies are my meditation:  and thy justifications
+my counsel.
+
+DALETH.
+
+118:25. My soul hath cleaved to the pavement:  quicken thou me according
+to thy word.
+
+118:26. I have declared my ways, and thou hast heard me:  teach me thy
+justifications.
+
+118:27. Make me to understand the way of thy justifications:  and I
+shall be exercised in thy wondrous works.
+
+118:28. My soul hath slumbered through heaviness:  strengthen thou me in
+thy words.
+
+118:29. Remove from me the way of iniquity:  and out of thy law have
+mercy on me.
+
+118:30. I have chosen the way of truth:  thy judgments I have not
+forgotten.
+
+118:31. I have stuck to thy testimonies, O Lord:  put me not to shame.
+
+118:32. I have run the way of thy commandments, when thou didst enlarge
+my heart.
+
+HE.
+
+118:33. Set before me for a law the way of thy justifications, O Lord:
+and I will always seek after it.
+
+118:34. Give me understanding, and I will search thy law; and I will
+keep it with my whole heart.
+
+118:35. Lead me into the path of thy commandments; for this same I have
+desired.
+
+118:36. Incline my heart into thy testimonies and not to covetousness.
+
+118:37. Turn away my eyes that they may not behold vanity:  quicken me
+in thy way.
+
+118:38. Establish thy word to thy servant, in thy fear.
+
+118:39. Turn away my reproach, which I have apprehended:  for thy
+judgments are delightful.
+
+118:40. Behold I have longed after thy precepts:  quicken me in thy
+justice.
+
+VAU.
+
+118:41. Let thy mercy also come upon me, O Lord:  thy salvation
+according to thy word.
+
+118:42. So shall I answer them that reproach me in any thing; that I
+have trusted in thy words.
+
+118:43. And take not thou the word of truth utterly out of my mouth:
+for in thy words, I have hoped exceedingly.
+
+118:44. So shall I always keep thy law, for ever and ever.
+
+118:45. And I walked at large:  because I have sought after thy
+commandments.
+
+118:46. And I spoke of thy testimonies before kings:  and I was not
+ashamed.
+
+118:47. I meditated also on thy commandments, which I loved.
+
+118:48. And I lifted up my hands to thy commandments, which I loved:
+and I was exercised in thy justifications.
+
+ZAIN.
+
+118:49. Be thou mindful of thy word to thy servant, in which thou hast
+given me hope.
+
+118:50. This hath comforted me in my humiliation:  because thy word hath
+enlivened me.
+
+118:51. The proud did iniquitously altogether:  but I declined not from
+thy law.
+
+118:52. I remembered, O Lord, thy judgments of old:  and I was
+comforted.
+
+118:53. A fainting hath taken hold of me, because of the wicked that
+forsake thy law.
+
+118:54. Thy justifications were the subject of my song, in the place of
+my pilgrimage.
+
+118:55. In the night I have remembered thy name, O Lord:  and have kept
+thy law.
+
+118:56. This happened to me:  because I sought after thy justifications.
+
+HETH.
+
+118:57. O Lord, my portion, I have said, I would keep thy law.
+
+118:58. I entreated thy face with all my heart:  have mercy on me
+according to thy word.
+
+118:59. I have thought on my ways:  and turned my feet unto thy
+testimonies.
+
+118:60. I am ready, and am not troubled:  that I may keep thy
+commandments.
+
+118:61. The cords of the wicked have encompassed me:  but I have not
+forgotten thy law.
+
+118:62. I rose at midnight to give praise to thee; for the judgments of
+thy justification.
+
+118:63. I am a partaker with all them that fear thee, and that keep thy
+commandments.
+
+118:64. The earth, O Lord, is full of thy mercy:  teach me thy
+justifications.
+
+TETH.
+
+118:65. Thou hast done well with thy servant, O Lord, according to thy
+word.
+
+118:66. Teach me goodness and discipline and knowledge; for I have
+believed thy commandments.
+
+118:67. Before I was humbled I offended; therefore have I kept thy
+word.
+
+118:68. Thou art good; and in thy goodness teach me thy justifications.
+
+118:69. The iniquity of the proud hath been multiplied over me:  but I
+will seek thy commandments with my whole heart.
+
+118:70. Their heart is curdled like milk:  but I have meditated on thy
+law.
+
+118:71. It is good for me that thou hast humbled me, that I may learn
+thy justifications.
+
+118:72. The law of thy mouth is good to me, above thousands of gold and
+silver.
+
+JOD.
+
+118:73. Thy hands have made me and formed me:  give me understanding,
+and I will learn thy commandments.
+
+118:74. They that fear thee shall see me, and shall be glad :  because I
+have greatly hoped in thy words.
+
+118:75. I know, O Lord, that thy judgments are equity:  and in thy truth
+thou hast humbled me.
+
+118:76. O! let thy mercy be for my comfort, according to thy word unto
+thy servant.
+
+118:77. Let thy tender mercies come unto me, and I shall live:  for thy
+law is my meditation.
+
+118:78. Let the proud be ashamed, because they have done unjustly
+towards me:  but I will be employed in thy commandments.
+
+118:79. Let them that fear thee turn to me:  and they that know thy
+testimonies.
+
+118:80. Let my heart be undefiled in thy justifications, that I may not
+be confounded.
+
+CAPH.
+
+118:81. My soul hath fainted after thy salvation:  and in thy word I
+have very much hoped.
+
+118:82. My eyes have failed for thy word, saying:  When wilt thou
+comfort me?
+
+118:83. For I am become like a bottle in the frost:  I have not
+forgotten thy justifications.
+
+118:84. How many are the days of thy servant:  when wilt thou execute
+judgment on them that persecute me?
+
+118:85. The wicked have told me fables:  but not as thy law.
+
+118:86. All thy statutes are truth:  they have persecuted me unjustly,
+do thou help me.
+
+118:87. They had almost made an end of me upon earth:  but I have not
+forsaken thy commandments.
+
+118:88. Quicken thou me according to thy mercy:  and I shall keep the
+testimonies of thy mouth.
+
+LAMED.
+
+118:89. For ever, O Lord, thy word standeth firm in heaven.
+
+118:90. Thy truth unto all generations:  thou hast founded the earth,
+and it continueth.
+
+118:91. By thy ordinance the day goeth on:  for all things serve thee.
+
+118:92. Unless thy law had been my meditation, I had then perhaps
+perished in my abjection.
+
+118:93. Thy justifications I will never forget:  for by them thou hast
+given me life.
+
+118:94. I am thine, save thou me:  for I have sought thy justifications.
+
+118:95. The wicked have waited for me to destroy me:  but I have
+understood thy testimonies.
+
+118:96. I have seen an end of all perfection:  thy commandment is
+exceeding broad.
+
+MEM.
+
+118:97. O how have I loved thy law, O Lord! it is my meditation all the
+day.
+
+118:98. Through thy commandment, thou hast made me wiser than my
+enemies:  for it is ever with me.
+
+118:99. I have understood more than all my teachers:  because thy
+testimonies are my meditation.
+
+118:100. I have had understanding above ancients:  because I have sought
+thy commandments.
+
+118:101. I have restrained my feet from every evil way:  that I may keep
+thy words.
+
+118:102. I have not declined from thy judgments, because thou hast set
+me a law.
+
+118:103. How sweet are thy words to my palate! more than honey to my
+mouth.
+
+118:104. By thy commandments I have had understanding:  therefore have I
+hated every way of iniquity.
+
+NUN.
+
+118:105. Thy word is a lamp to my feet, and a light to my paths.
+
+118:106. I have sworn and am determined to keep the judgments of thy
+justice.
+
+118:107. I have been humbled, O Lord, exceedingly:  quicken thou me
+according to thy word.
+
+118:108. The free offerings of my mouth make acceptable, O Lord:  and
+teach me thy judgments.
+
+118:109. My soul is continually in my hands:  and I have not forgotten
+thy law.
+
+118:110. Sinners have laid a snare for me:  but I have not erred from
+thy precepts.
+
+118:111. I have purchased thy testimonies for an inheritance for ever:
+because they are the joy of my heart.
+
+118:112. I have inclined my heart to do thy justifications for ever,
+for the reward.
+
+SAMECH.
+
+118:113. I have hated the unjust:  and have loved thy law.
+
+118:114. Thou art my helper and my protector:  and in thy word I have
+greatly hoped.
+
+118:115. Depart from me, ye malignant:  and I will search the
+commandments of my God.
+
+118:116. Uphold me according to thy word, and I shall live:  and let me
+not be confounded in my expectation.
+
+118:117. Help me, and I shall be saved:  and I will meditate always on
+thy justifications.
+
+118:118. Thou hast despised all them that fall off from thy judgments;
+for their thought is unjust.
+
+118:119. I have accounted all the sinners of the earth prevaricators:
+therefore have I loved thy testimonies.
+
+118:120. Pierce thou my flesh with thy fear:  for I am afraid of thy
+judgments.
+
+AIN.
+
+118:121. I have done judgment and justice:  give me not up to them that
+slander me.
+
+118:122. Uphold thy servant unto good:  let not the proud calumniate me.
+
+118:123. My eyes have fainted after thy salvation:  and for the word of
+thy justice.
+
+118:124. Deal with thy servant according to thy mercy:  and teach me thy
+justifications.
+
+118:125. I am thy servant:  give me understanding that I may know thy
+testimonies.
+
+118:126. It is time, O Lord, to do:  they have dissipated thy law.
+
+118:127. Therefore have I loved thy commandments above gold and the
+topaz.
+
+118:128. Therefore was I directed to all thy commandments:  I have hated
+all wicked ways.
+
+PHE.
+
+118:129. Thy testimonies are wonderful:  therefore my soul hath sought
+them.
+
+118:130. The declaration of thy words giveth light:  and giveth
+understanding to little ones.
+
+118:131. I opened my mouth, and panted:  because I longed for thy
+commandments.
+
+118:132. Look thou upon me, and have mercy on me according to the
+judgment of them that love thy name.
+
+118:133. Direct my steps according to thy word:  and let no iniquity
+have dominion over me.
+
+118:134. Redeem me from the calumnies of men:  that I may keep thy
+commandments.
+
+118:135. Make thy face to shine upon thy servant:  and teach me thy
+justifications.
+
+118:136. My eyes have sent forth springs of water:  because they have
+not kept thy law.
+
+SADE.
+
+118:137. Thou art just, O Lord:  and thy judgment is right.
+
+118:138. Thou hast commanded justice thy testimonies:  and thy truth
+exceedingly.
+
+118:139. My zeal hath made me pine away:  because my enemies forgot thy
+words.
+
+118:140. Thy word is exceedingly refined:  and thy servant hath loved
+it.
+
+118:141. I am very young and despised; but I forget not thy
+justifications.
+
+118:142. Thy justice is justice for ever:  and thy law is the truth.
+
+118:143. Trouble and anguish have found me:  thy commandments are my
+meditation.
+
+118:144. Thy testimonies are justice for ever:  give me understanding,
+and I shall live.
+
+COPH.
+
+118:145. I cried with my whole heart, hear me, O Lord:  I will seek thy
+justifications.
+
+118:146. I cried unto thee, save me:  that I may keep thy commandments.
+
+118:147. I prevented the dawning of the day, and cried:  because in thy
+words I very much hoped.
+
+118:148. My eyes to thee have prevented the morning:  that I might
+meditate on thy words.
+
+118:149. Hear thou my voice, O Lord, according to thy mercy:  and
+quicken me according to thy judgment.
+
+118:150. They that persecute me have drawn nigh to iniquity; but they
+are gone far off from thy law.
+
+118:151. Thou art near, O Lord:  and all thy ways are truth.
+
+118:152. I have known from the beginning concerning thy testimonies:
+that thou hast founded them for ever.
+
+RES.
+
+118:153. See my humiliation and deliver me for I have not forgotten thy
+law.
+
+118:154. Judge my judgment and redeem me:  quicken thou me for thy
+word's sake.
+
+118:155. Salvation is far from sinners; because they have not sought
+thy justifications.
+
+118:156. Many, O Lord, are thy mercies:  quicken me according to thy
+judgment.
+
+118:157. Many are they that persecute me and afflict me; but I have not
+declined from thy testimonies.
+
+118:158. I beheld the transgressors, and pined away; because they kept
+not thy word.
+
+118:159. Behold I have loved thy commandments, O Lord; quicken me thou
+in thy mercy.
+
+118:160. The beginning of thy words is truth:  all the judgments of thy
+justice are for ever.
+
+SIN.
+
+118:161. Princes have persecuted me without cause:  and my heart hath
+been in awe of thy words.
+
+118:162. I will rejoice at thy words, as one that hath found great
+spoil.
+
+118:163. I have hated and abhorred iniquity; but I have loved thy law.
+
+118:164. Seven times a day I have given praise to thee, for the
+judgments of thy justice.
+
+118:165. Much peace have they that love thy law, and to them there is
+no stumbling.  block.
+
+118:166. I looked for thy salvation, O Lord:  and I loved thy
+commandments.
+
+118:167. My soul hath kept thy testimonies and hath loved them
+exceedingly.
+
+118:168. I have kept thy commandments and thy testimonies:  because all
+my ways are in thy sight.
+
+TAU.
+
+118:169. Let my supplication, O Lord, come near in thy sight:  give me
+understanding according to thy word.
+
+118:170. Let my request come in before thee; deliver thou me according
+to thy word.
+
+118:171. My lips shall utter a hymn, when thou shalt teach me thy
+justifications.
+
+118:172. My tongue shall pronounce thy word:  because all thy
+commandments are justice.
+
+118:173. Let thy hand be with me to save me; for I have chosen thy
+precepts.
+
+118:174. I have longed for thy salvation, O Lord; and thy law is my
+meditation.
+
+118:175. My soul shall live and shall praise thee:  and thy judgments
+shall help me.
+
+118:176. I have gone astray like a sheep that is lost:  seek thy
+servant, because I have not forgotten thy commandments.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 119
+
+
+Ad Dominum.
+
+A prayer in tribulation.
+
+A gradual canticle.
+
+A gradual canticle. . .The following psalms, in number fifteen, are
+called gradual psalms, or canticles, from the word gradus, signifying
+steps, ascensions, or degrees:  either because they were appointed to be
+sung on the fifteen steps, by which the people ascended to the temple:
+or, that in the singing of them the voice was to be raised by certain
+steps or ascensions:  or, that they were to be sung by the people
+returning from their captivity and ascending to Jerusalem, which was
+seated amongst mountains.  The holy fathers, in a mystical sense,
+understand these steps, or ascensions, of the degrees by which
+Christians spiritually ascend to virtue and perfection; and to the true
+temple of God in the heavenly Jerusalem.
+
+119:1. In my trouble I cried to the Lord:  and he heard me.
+
+119:2. O Lord, deliver my soul from wicked lips, and a deceitful
+tongue.
+
+119:3. What shall be given to thee, or what shall be added to thee, to
+a deceitful tongue?
+
+119:4. The sharp arrows of the mighty, with coals that lay waste.
+
+119:5. Woe is me, that my sojourning is prolonged!  I have dwelt with
+the inhabitants of Cedar:
+
+119:6. My soul hath been long a sojourner.
+
+119:7. With them that hated peace I was peaceable:  when I spoke to them
+they fought against me without cause.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 120
+
+
+Levavi oculos.
+
+God is the keeper of his servants.
+
+A gradual canticle.
+
+120:1. I have lifted up my eyes to the mountains, from whence help
+shall come to me.
+
+120:2. My help is from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.
+
+120:3. May he not suffer thy foot to be moved:  neither let him slumber
+that keepeth thee.
+
+120:4. Behold he shall neither slumber nor sleep, that keepeth Israel.
+
+120:5. The Lord is thy keeper, the Lord is thy protection upon thy
+right hand.
+
+120:6. The sun shall not burn thee by day:  nor the moon by night.
+
+120:7. The Lord keepeth thee from all evil:  may the Lord keep thy soul.
+
+120:8. May the Lord keep thy coming in and thy going out; from
+henceforth now and for ever.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 121
+
+
+Laetatus sum in his.
+
+The desire and hope of the just for the coming of the kingdom of God,
+and the peace of his church.
+
+121:1. A gradual canticle.
+
+I rejoiced at the things that were said to me:  We shall go into the
+house of the Lord.
+
+121:2. Our feet were standing in thy courts, O Jerusalem.
+
+121:3. Jerusalem, which is built as a city, which is compact together.
+
+121:4. For thither did the tribes go up, the tribes of the Lord:  the
+testimony of Israel, to praise the name of the Lord.
+
+121:5. Because their seats have sat in judgment, seats upon the house
+of David.
+
+121:6. Pray ye for the things that are for the peace of Jerusalem:  and
+abundance for them that love thee.
+
+121:7. Let peace be in thy strength:  and abundance in thy towers.
+
+121:8. For the sake of my brethren, and of my neighbours, I spoke peace
+of thee.
+
+121:9. Because of the house of the Lord our God, I have sought good
+things for thee.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 122
+
+
+Ad te levavi.
+
+A prayer in affliction, with confidence in God.
+
+A gradual canticle.
+
+122:1. To thee have I lifted up my eyes, who dwellest in heaven.
+
+122:2. Behold as the eyes of servants are on the hands of their
+masters, As the eyes of the handmaid are on the hands of her mistress:
+so are our eyes unto the Lord our God, until he have mercy on us.
+
+122:3. Have mercy on us, O Lord, have mercy on us:  for we are greatly
+filled with contempt.
+
+122:4. For our soul is greatly filled:  we are a reproach to the rich,
+and contempt to the proud.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 123
+
+
+Nisi quia Domini.
+
+The church giveth glory to God for her deliverance, from the hands of
+her enemies.
+
+123:1. A gradual canticle.  If it had not been that the Lord was with
+us, let Israel now say:
+
+123:2. If it had not been that the Lord was with us, When men rose up
+against us,
+
+123:3. Perhaps they had swallowed us up alive.  When their fury was
+enkindled against us,
+
+123:4. Perhaps the waters had swallowed us up.
+
+123:5. Our soul hath passed through a torrent:  perhaps our soul had
+passed through a water insupportable.
+
+123:6. Blessed be the Lord, who hath not given us to be a prey to their
+teeth.
+
+123:7. Our soul hath been delivered as a sparrow out of the snare of
+the fowlers.  The snare is broken, and we are delivered.
+
+123:8. Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 124
+
+
+Qui confidunt.
+
+The just are always under God's protection.
+
+124:1. A gradual canticle.  They that trust in the Lord shall be as
+mount Sion:  he shall not be moved for ever that dwelleth
+
+124:2. In Jerusalem.  Mountains are round about it:  so the Lord is round
+about his people from henceforth now and for ever.
+
+124:3. For the Lord will not leave the rod of sinners upon the lot of
+the just:  that the just may not stretch forth their hands to iniquity.
+
+124:4. Do good, O Lord, to those that are good, and to the upright of
+heart.
+
+124:5. But such as turn aside into bonds, the Lord shall lead out with
+the workers of iniquity:  peace upon Israel.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 125
+
+
+In convertendo.
+
+The people of God rejoice at their delivery from captivity.
+
+125:1. A gradual canticle.  When the Lord brought back the captivity of
+Sion, we became like men comforted.
+
+125:2. Then was our mouth filled with gladness; and our tongue with
+joy.  Then shall they say among the Gentiles:  The Lord hath done great
+things for them.
+
+125:3. The Lord hath done great things for us:  we are become joyful.
+
+125:4. Turn again our captivity, O Lord, as a stream in the south.
+
+125:5. They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.
+
+125:6. Going they went and wept, casting their seeds.
+
+125:7. But coming they shall come with joyfulness, carrying their
+sheaves.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 126
+
+
+Nisi Dominus.
+
+Nothing can be done without God's grace and blessing.
+
+126:1. A gradual canticle of Solomon.  Unless the Lord build the house,
+they labour in vain that build it.  Unless the Lord keep the city, he
+watcheth in vain that keepeth it.
+
+126:2. It is vain for you to rise before light, rise ye after you have
+sitten, you that eat the bread of sorrow.  When he shall give sleep to
+his beloved,
+
+It is vain for you to rise before light. . .That is, your early rising,
+your labour and worldly solicitude, will be vain, that is, will avail
+you nothing, without the light, grace, and blessing of God.
+
+126:3. Behold the inheritance of the Lord are children:  the reward, the
+fruit of the womb.
+
+126:4. As arrows in the hand of the mighty, so the children of them
+that have been shaken.
+
+126:5. Blessed is the man that hath filled the desire with them; he
+shall not be confounded when he shall speak to his enemies in the gate.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 127
+
+
+Beati omnes.
+
+The fear of God is the way to happiness.
+
+127:1. A gradual canticle.  Blessed are all they that fear the Lord:
+that walk in his ways.
+
+127:2. For thou shalt eat the labours of thy hands:  blessed art thou,
+and it shall be well with thee.
+
+127:3. Thy wife as a fruitful vine, on the sides of thy house.  Thy
+children as olive plants, round about thy table.
+
+127:4. Behold, thus shall the man be blessed that feareth the Lord.
+
+127:5. May the Lord bless thee out of Sion:  and mayst thou see the good
+things of Jerusalem all the days of thy life.
+
+127:6. And mayst thou see thy children's children, peace upon Israel.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 128
+
+
+Saepe expugnaverunt.
+
+The church of God is invincible :  her persecutors come to nothing.
+
+128:1. A gradual canticle.  Often have they fought against me from my
+youth, let Israel now say.
+
+128:2. Often have they fought against me from my youth:  but they could
+not prevail over me.
+
+128:3. The wicked have wrought upon my back:  they have lengthened their
+iniquity.
+
+128:4. The Lord who is just will cut the necks of sinners:
+
+128:5. Let them all be confounded and turned back that hate Sion.
+
+128:6. Let them be as grass upon the tops of houses:  which withereth
+before it be plucked up:
+
+128:7. Who with the mower filleth not his hand:  nor he that gathereth
+sheaves his bosom.
+
+128:8. And they that passed by have not said:  The blessing of the Lord
+be upon you:  we have blessed you in the name of the Lord.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 129
+
+
+De profundis.
+
+A prayer of a sinner, trusting in the mercies of God.  The sixth
+penitential psalm.
+
+129:1. A gradual canticle.  Out of the depths I have cried to thee, O
+Lord:
+
+129:2. Lord, hear my voice.  Let thy ears be attentive to the voice of
+my supplication.
+
+129:3. If thou, O Lord, wilt mark iniquities:  Lord, who shall stand it.
+
+129:4. For with thee there is merciful forgiveness:  and by reason of
+thy law, I have waited for thee, O Lord.  My soul hath relied on his
+word:
+
+129:5. my soul hath hoped in the Lord.
+
+129:6. From the morning watch even until night, let Israel hope in the
+Lord.
+
+129:7. Because with the Lord there is mercy:  and with him plentiful
+redemption.
+
+129:8. And he shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 130
+
+
+Domine, none est.
+
+The prophet's humility.
+
+130:1. A gradual canticle of David.  Lord, my heart is not exalted:  nor
+are my eyes lofty.  Neither have I walked in great matters, nor in
+wonderful things above me.
+
+130:2. If I was not humbly minded, but exalted my soul:  As a child that
+is weaned is towards his mother, so reward in my soul.
+
+130:3. Let Israel hope in the Lord, from henceforth now and for ever.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 131
+
+
+Memento, Domine.
+
+A prayer for the fulfilling of the promise made to David.
+
+131:1. A gradual canticle.  O Lord, remember David, and all his
+meekness.
+
+131:2. How he swore to the Lord, he vowed a vow to the God of Jacob:
+
+131:3. If I shall enter into the tabernacle of my house:  if I shall go
+up into the bed wherein I lie:
+
+131:4. If I shall give sleep to my eyes, or slumber to my eyelids,
+
+131:5. Or rest to my temples:  until I find out a place for the Lord, a
+tabernacle for the God of Jacob.
+
+131:6. Behold we have heard of it in Ephrata:  we have found it in the
+fields of the wood.
+
+We have heard of it in Ephrata. . .When I was young, and lived in
+Bethlehem, otherwise called Ephrata, I heard of God's tabernacle and
+ark, and had a devout desire of seeking it; and accordingly I found it
+at Cariathiarim, the city of the woods:  where it was till it was
+removed to Jerusalem.  See 1 Par. 13.
+
+131:7. We will go into his tabernacle:  we will adore in the place where
+his feet stood.
+
+131:8. Arise, O Lord, into thy resting place:  thou and the ark, which
+thou hast sanctified.
+
+131:9. Let thy priests be clothed with justice:  and let thy saints
+rejoice.
+
+131:10. For thy servant David's sake, turn not away the face of thy
+anointed.
+
+131:11. The Lord hath sworn truth to David, and he will not make it
+void:  of the fruit of thy womb I will set upon thy throne.
+
+131:12. If thy children will keep my covenant, and these my testimonies
+which I shall teach them:  Their children also for evermore shall sit
+upon thy throne.
+
+131:13. For the Lord hath chosen Sion:  he hath chosen it for his
+dwelling.
+
+131:14. This is my rest for ever and ever:  here will I dwell, for I
+have chosen it.
+
+131:15. Blessing I will bless her widow:  I will satisfy her poor with
+bread.
+
+131:16. I will clothe her priests with salvation, and her saints shall
+rejoice with exceeding great joy.
+
+131:17. There will I bring forth a horn to David:  I have prepared a
+lamp for my anointed.
+
+131:18. His enemies I will clothe with confusion:  but upon him shall my
+sanctification flourish.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 132
+
+
+Ecce quam bonum.
+
+The happiness of brotherly love and concord.
+
+132:1. A gradual canticle of David.  Behold how good and how pleasant it
+is for brethren to dwell together in unity:
+
+132:2. Like the precious ointment on the head, that ran down upon the
+beard, the beard of Aaron, Which ran down to the skirt of his garment:
+
+132:3. As the dew of Hermon, which descendeth upon mount Sion.  For
+there the Lord hath commanded blessing, and life for evermore.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 133
+
+
+Ecce nunc benedicite.
+
+An exhortation to praise God continually.
+
+133:1. A gradual canticle.  Behold now bless ye the Lord, all ye
+servants of the Lord:  Who stand in the house of the Lord, in the courts
+of the house of our God.
+
+133:2. In the nights lift up your hands to the holy places, and bless
+ye the Lord.
+
+133:3. May the Lord out of Sion bless thee, he that made heaven and
+earth.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 134
+
+
+Laudate nomen.
+
+An exhortation to praise God:  the vanity of idols.
+
+134:1. Alleluia.  Praise ye the name of the Lord:  O you his servants,
+praise the Lord:
+
+134:2. You that stand in the house of the Lord, in the courts of the
+house of our God.
+
+134:3. Praise ye the Lord, for the Lord is good:  sing ye to his name,
+for it is sweet.
+
+134:4. For the Lord hath chosen Jacob unto himself:  Israel for his own
+possession.
+
+134:5. For I have known that the Lord is great, and our God is above
+all gods.
+
+134:6. Whatsoever the Lord pleased he hath done, in heaven, in earth,
+in the sea, and in all the deeps.
+
+134:7. He bringeth up clouds from the end of the earth:  he hath made
+lightnings for the rain.  He bringeth forth winds out of his stores:
+
+134:8. He slew the firstborn of Egypt from man even unto beast.
+
+134:9. He sent forth signs and wonders in the midst of thee, O Egypt:
+upon Pharao, and upon all his servants.
+
+134:10. He smote many nations, and slew mighty kings:
+
+134:11. Sehon king of the Amorrhites, and Og king of Basan, and all the
+kingdoms of Chanaan.
+
+134:12. And gave their land for an inheritance, for an inheritance to
+his people Israel.
+
+134:13. Thy name, O Lord, is for ever:  thy memorial, O Lord, unto all
+generations.
+
+134:14. For the Lord will judge his people, and will be entreated in
+favour of his servants.
+
+134:15. The idols of the Gentiles are silver and gold, the works of
+men's hands.
+
+134:16. They have a mouth, but they speak not:  they have eyes, but they
+see not.
+
+134:17. They have ears, but they hear not:  neither is there any breath
+in their mouths.
+
+134:18. Let them that make them be like to them:  and every one that
+trusteth in them.
+
+134:19. Bless the Lord, O house of Israel:  bless the Lord, O house of
+Aaron.
+
+134:20. Bless the Lord, O house of Levi:  you that fear the Lord, bless
+the Lord.
+
+134:21. Blessed be the Lord out of Sion, who dwelleth in Jerusalem.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 135
+
+
+Confitemini Domino.
+
+God is to be praised for his wonderful works.
+
+135:1. Alleluia.  Praise the Lord, for he is good:  for his mercy
+endureth for ever.
+
+Praise the Lord. . .By this invitation to praise the Lord, thrice
+repeated, we profess the Blessed Trinity, One God in three distinct
+Persons, the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Ghost.
+
+135:2. Praise ye the God of gods:  for his mercy endureth for ever.
+
+135:3. Praise ye the Lord of lords:  for his mercy endureth for ever.
+
+135:4. Who alone doth great wonders:  for his mercy endureth for ever.
+
+135:5. Who made the heavens in understanding:  for his mercy endureth
+for ever.
+
+135:6. Who established the earth above the waters:  for his mercy
+endureth for ever.
+
+135:7. Who made the great lights:  for his mercy endureth for ever.
+
+135:8. The sun to rule the day:  for his mercy endureth for ever.
+
+135:9. The moon and the stars to rule the night:  for his mercy endureth
+for ever.
+
+135:10. Who smote Egypt with their firstborn:  for his mercy endureth
+for ever.
+
+135:11. Who brought out Israel from among them:  for his mercy endureth
+for ever.
+
+135:12. With a mighty hand and with a stretched out arm:  for his mercy
+endureth for ever.
+
+135:13. Who divided the Red Sea into parts:  for his mercy endureth for
+ever.
+
+135:14. And brought out Israel through the midst thereof:  for his mercy
+endureth for ever.
+
+135:15. And overthrew Pharao and his host in the Red Sea:  for his mercy
+endureth for ever.
+
+135:16. Who led his people through the desert:  for his mercy endureth
+for ever.
+
+135:17. Who smote great kings:  for his mercy endureth for ever.
+
+135:18. And slew strong kings:  for his mercy endureth for ever.
+
+135:19. Sehon king of the Amorrhites:  for his mercy endureth for ever.
+
+135:20. And Og king of Basan:  for his mercy endureth for ever.
+
+135:21. And he gave their land for an inheritance:  for his mercy
+endureth for ever.
+
+135:22. For an inheritance to his servant Israel:  for his mercy
+endureth for ever.
+
+135:23. For he was mindful of us in our affliction:  for his mercy
+endureth for ever.
+
+135:24. And he redeemed us from our enemies:  for his mercy endureth for
+ever.
+
+135:25. Who giveth food to all flesh:  for his mercy endureth for ever.
+
+135:26. Give glory to the God of heaven:  for his mercy endureth for
+ever.
+
+135:27. Give glory to the Lord of lords:  for his mercy endureth for
+ever.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 136
+
+
+Super flumina.
+
+The lamentation of the people of God in their captivity in Babylon.
+
+A psalm of David, for Jeremias.
+
+For Jeremias. . .For the time of Jeremias, and the captivity of Babylon.
+
+136:1. Upon the rivers of Babylon, there we sat and wept:  when we
+remembered Sion:
+
+136:2. On the willows in the midst thereof we hung up our instruments.
+
+136:3. For there they that led us into captivity required of us the
+words of songs.  And they that carried us away, said:  Sing ye to us a
+hymn of the songs of Sion.
+
+136:4. How shall we sing the song of the Lord in a strange land?
+
+136:5. If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand be forgotten.
+
+136:6. Let my tongue cleave to my jaws, if I do not remember thee:  If I
+make not Jerusalem the beginning of my joy.
+
+136:7. Remember, O Lord, the children of Edom, in the day of Jerusalem:
+Who say:  Rase it, rase it, even to the foundation thereof.
+
+136:8. O daughter of Babylon, miserable:  blessed shall he be who shall
+repay thee thy payment which thou hast paid us.
+
+136:9. Blessed be he that shall take and dash thy little ones against
+the rock.
+
+Dash thy little ones, etc. . .In the spiritual sense, we dash the little
+ones of Babylon against the rock, when we mortify our passions, and
+stifle the first motions of them, by a speedy recourse to the rock
+which is Christ.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 137
+
+
+Confitebor tibi.
+
+Thanksgiving to God for his benefits.
+
+137:1. For David himself.  I will praise thee, O Lord, with my whole
+heart:  for thou hast heard the words of my mouth.  I will sing praise to
+thee in the sight of the angels:
+
+137:2. I will worship towards thy holy temple, and I will give glory to
+thy name.  For thy mercy, and for thy truth:  for thou hast magnified thy
+holy name above all.
+
+137:3. In what day soever I shall call upon thee, hear me:  thou shalt
+multiply strength in my soul.
+
+137:4. May all the kings of the earth give glory to thee:  for they have
+heard all the words of thy mouth.
+
+137:5. And let them sing in the ways of the Lord:  for great is the
+glory of the Lord.
+
+137:6. For the Lord is high, and looketh on the low:  and the high he
+knoweth afar off.
+
+137:7. If I shall walk in the midst of tribulation, thou wilt quicken
+me:  and thou hast stretched forth thy hand against the wrath of my
+enemies:  and thy right hand hath saved me.
+
+137:8. The Lord will repay for me:  thy mercy, O Lord, endureth for
+ever:  O despise not the works of thy hands.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 138
+
+
+Domine, probasti.
+
+God's special providence over his servants.
+
+138:1. Unto the end, a psalm of David.  Lord, thou hast proved me, and
+known me:
+
+138:2. Thou hast known my sitting down, and my rising up.
+
+138:3. Thou hast understood my thoughts afar off:  my path and my line
+thou hast searched out.
+
+138:4. And thou hast foreseen all my ways:  for there is no speech in my
+tongue.
+
+There is no speech, etc. . .Viz., unknown to thee:  or when there is no
+speech in my tongue; yet my whole interior and my most secret thoughts
+are known to thee.
+
+138:5. Behold, O Lord, thou hast known all things, the last and those
+of old:  thou hast formed me, and hast laid thy hand upon me.
+
+138:6. Thy knowledge is become wonderful to me:  it is high, and I
+cannot reach to it.
+
+138:7. Whither shall I go from thy spirit?  or whither shall I flee from
+thy face?
+
+138:8. If I ascend into heaven, thou art there:  if I descend into hell,
+thou art present.
+
+138:9. If I take my wings early in the morning, and dwell in the
+uttermost parts of the sea:
+
+138:10. Even there also shall thy hand lead me:  and thy right hand
+shall hold me.
+
+138:11. And I said:  Perhaps darkness shall cover me:  and night shall be
+my light in my pleasures.
+
+138:12. But darkness shall not be dark to thee, and night shall be
+light all the day:  the darkness thereof, and the light thereof are
+alike to thee.
+
+138:13. For thou hast possessed my reins:  thou hast protected me from
+my mother's womb.
+
+138:14. I will praise thee, for thou art fearfully magnified:  wonderful
+are thy works, and my soul knoweth right well.
+
+138:15. My bone is not hidden from thee, which thou hast made in
+secret:  and my substance in the lower parts of the earth.
+
+138:16. Thy eyes did see my imperfect being, and in thy book all shall
+be written:  days shall be formed, and no one in them.
+
+138:17. But to me thy friends, O God, are made exceedingly honourable:
+their principality is exceedingly strengthened.
+
+138:18. I will number them, and they shall be multiplied above the
+sand, I rose up and am still with thee.
+
+138:19. If thou wilt kill the wicked, O God:  ye men of blood, depart
+from me:
+
+138:20. Because you say in thought:  They shall receive thy cities in
+vain.
+
+Because you say in thought, etc. . .Depart from me, you wicked, who plot
+against the servants of God, and think to cast them out of the cities
+of their habitation; as if they have received them in vain, and to no
+purpose.
+
+138:21. Have I not hated them, O Lord, that hated thee:  and pined away
+because of thy enemies?
+
+138:22. I have hated them with a perfect hatred:  and they are become
+enemies to me.
+
+I have hated them. . .Not with an hatred of malice, but a zeal for the
+observance of God's commandments; which he saw were despised by the
+wicked, who are to be considered enemies to God.
+
+138:23. Prove me, O God, and know my heart:  examine me, and know my
+paths.
+
+138:24. And see if there be in me the way of iniquity:  and lead me in
+the eternal way.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 139
+
+
+Eripe me, Domine.
+
+A prayer to be delivered from the wicked.
+
+139:1. Unto the end, a psalm of David.
+
+139:2. Deliver me, O Lord, from the evil man:  rescue me from the unjust
+man.
+
+139:3. Who have devised iniquities in their hearts:  all the day long
+they designed battles.
+
+139:4. They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent:  the venom of
+asps is under their lips.
+
+139:5. Keep me, O Lord, from the hand of the wicked:  and from unjust
+men deliver me.  Who have proposed to supplant my steps:
+
+139:6. The proud have hidden a net for me.  And they have stretched out
+cords for a snare:  they have laid for me a stumblingblock by the
+wayside.
+
+139:7. I said to the Lord:  Thou art my God:  hear, O Lord, the voice of
+my supplication.
+
+139:8. O Lord, Lord, the strength of my salvation:  thou hast
+overshadowed my head in the day of battle.
+
+139:9. Give me not up, O Lord, from my desire to the wicked:  they have
+plotted against me; do not thou forsake me, lest they should triumph.
+
+139:10. The head of them compassing me about:  the labour of their lips
+shall overwhelm them.
+
+139:11. Burning coals shall fall upon them; thou wilt cast them down
+into the fire:  in miseries they shall not be able to stand.
+
+139:12. A man full of tongue shall not be established in the earth:
+evil shall catch the unjust man unto destruction.
+
+139:13. I know that the Lord will do justice to the needy, and will
+revenge the poor.
+
+139:14. But as for the just, they shall give glory to thy name:  and the
+upright shall dwell with thy countenance.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 140
+
+
+Domine, clamavi.
+
+A prayer against sinful words, and deceitful flatterers.
+
+A psalm of David.
+
+140:1. I have cried to thee, O Lord, hear me:  hearken to my voice, when
+I cry to thee.
+
+140:2. Let my prayer be directed as incense in thy sight; the lifting
+up of my hands, as evening sacrifice.
+
+140:3. Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth:  and a door round about my
+lips.
+
+140:4. Incline not my heart to evil words; to make excuses in sins.
+With men that work iniquity:  and I will not communicate with the
+choicest of them.
+
+140:5. The just man shall correct me in mercy, and shall reprove me:
+but let not the oil of the sinner fatten my head.  For my prayer shall
+still be against the things with which they are well pleased:
+
+Let not the oil of the sinner, etc. . .That is, the flattery, or
+deceitful praise.--Ibid.  For my prayer, etc. . .So far from coveting
+their praises, who are never well pleased but with things that are
+evil; I shall continually pray to be preserved from such things as they
+are delighted with.
+
+140:6. Their judges falling upon the rock have been swallowed up.  They
+shall hear my words, for they have prevailed:
+
+Their judges, etc. . .Their rulers, or chiefs, quickly vanish and
+perish, like ships dashed against the rocks, and swallowed up by the
+waves.  Let them then hear my words, for they are powerful and will
+prevail; or, as it is in the Hebrew, for they are sweet.
+
+140:7. As when the thickness of the earth is broken up upon the ground:
+Our bones are scattered by the side of hell.
+
+140:8. But to thee, O Lord, Lord, are my eyes:  in thee have I put my
+trust, take not away my soul.
+
+140:9. Keep me from the snare, which they have laid for me, and from
+the stumblingblocks of them that work iniquity.
+
+140:10. The wicked shall fall in his net:  I am alone until I pass.
+
+I am alone, etc. . .Singularly protected by the Almighty, until I pass
+all their nets and snares.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 141
+
+
+Voce mea.
+
+A prayer of David in extremity of danger.
+
+141:1. Of understanding for David, A prayer when he was in the cave.  [1
+Kings 24.]
+
+141:2. I cried to the Lord with my voice:  with my voice I made
+supplication to the Lord.
+
+141:3. In his sight I pour out my prayer, and before him I declare my
+trouble:
+
+141:4. When my spirit failed me, then thou knewest my paths.  In this
+way wherein I walked, they have hidden a snare for me.
+
+141:5. I looked on my right hand, and beheld, and there was no one that
+would know me.  Flight hath failed me:  and there is no one that hath
+regard to my soul.
+
+141:6. I cried to thee, O Lord:  I said:  Thou art my hope, my portion in
+the land of the living.
+
+141:7. Attend to my supplication:  for I am brought very low.  Deliver me
+from my persecutors; for they are stronger than I.
+
+141:8. Bring my soul out of prison, that I may praise thy name:  the
+just wait for me, until thou reward me.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 142
+
+
+Domine, exaudi.
+
+The psalmist in tribulation calleth upon God for his delivery.  The
+seventh penitential psalm.
+
+142:1. A psalm of David, when his son Absalom pursued him.  [2 Kings 17.]
+Hear, O Lord, my prayer:  give ear to my supplication in thy truth:
+hear me in thy justice.
+
+142:2. And enter not into judgment with thy servant:  for in thy sight
+no man living shall be justified.
+
+142:3. For the enemy hath persecuted my soul:  he hath brought down my
+life to the earth.  He hath made me to dwell in darkness as those that
+have been dead of old:
+
+142:4. And my spirit is in anguish within me:  my heart within me is
+troubled.
+
+142:5. I remembered the days of old, I meditated on all thy works:  I
+meditated upon the works of thy hands.
+
+142:6. I stretched forth my hands to thee:  my soul is as earth without
+water unto thee.
+
+142:7. Hear me speedily, O Lord:  my spirit hath fainted away.  Turn not
+away thy face from me, lest I be like unto them that go down into the
+pit.
+
+142:8. Cause me to hear thy mercy in the morning; for in thee have I
+hoped.  Make the way known to me, wherein I should walk:  for I have
+lifted up my soul to thee.
+
+142:9. Deliver me from my enemies, O Lord, to thee have I fled:
+
+142:10. Teach me to do thy will, for thou art my God.  Thy good spirit
+shall lead me into the right land:
+
+142:11. for thy name's sake, O Lord, thou wilt quicken me in thy justice.
+Thou wilt bring my soul out of trouble:
+
+142:12. And in thy mercy thou wilt destroy my enemies.  And thou wilt
+cut off all them that afflict my soul:  for I am thy servant.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 143
+
+
+Benedictus Dominus.
+
+The prophet praiseth God, and prayeth to be delivered from his enemies.
+No worldly happiness is to be compared with that of serving God.
+
+A psalm of David against Goliath.
+
+143:1. Blessed be the Lord my God, who teacheth my hands to fight, and
+my fingers to war.
+
+143:2. My mercy, and my refuge:  my support, and my deliverer:  My
+protector, and I have hoped in him:  who subdueth my people under me.
+
+143:3. Lord, what is man, that thou art made known to him?  or the son
+of man, that thou makest account of him?
+
+143:4. Man is like to vanity:  his days pass away like a shadow.
+
+143:5. Lord, bow down thy heavens and descend:  touch the mountains, and
+they shall smoke.
+
+143:6. Send forth lightning, and thou shalt scatter them:  shoot out thy
+arrows, and thou shalt trouble them.
+
+143:7. Put forth thy hand from on high, take me out, and deliver me
+from many waters:  from the hand of strange children:
+
+143:8. Whose mouth hath spoken vanity:  and their right hand is the
+right hand of iniquity.
+
+143:9. To thee, O God, I will sing a new canticle:  on the psaltery and
+an instrument of ten strings I will sing praises to thee.
+
+143:10. Who givest salvation to kings:  who hast redeemed thy servant
+David from the malicious sword:
+
+143:11. Deliver me, And rescue me out of the hand of strange children;
+whose mouth hath spoken vanity:  and their right hand is the right hand
+of iniquity:
+
+143:12. Whose sons are as new plants in their youth:  Their daughters
+decked out, adorned round about after the similitude of a temple:
+
+143:13. Their storehouses full, flowing out of this into that.  Their
+sheep fruitful in young, abounding in their goings forth:
+
+143:14. Their oxen fat.  There is no breach of wall, nor passage, nor
+crying out in their streets.
+
+143:15. They have called the people happy, that hath these things:  but
+happy is that people whose God is the Lord.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 144
+
+
+Exaltabo te, Deus.
+
+A psalm of praise, to the infinite majesty of God.
+
+144:1. Praise, for David himself.  I will extol thee, O God my king:  and
+I will bless thy name for ever; yea, for ever and ever.
+
+144:2. Every day will I bless thee:  and I will praise thy name for
+ever; yea, for ever and ever.
+
+144:3. Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised:  and of his
+greatness there is no end.
+
+144:4. Generation and generation shall praise thy works:  and they shall
+declare thy power.
+
+144:5. They shall speak of the magnificence of the glory of thy
+holiness:  and shall tell thy wondrous works.
+
+144:6. And they shall speak of the might of thy terrible acts:  and
+shall declare thy greatness.
+
+144:7. They shall publish the memory of the abundance of thy sweetness:
+and shall rejoice in thy justice.
+
+144:8. The Lord is gracious and merciful:  patient and plenteous in
+mercy.
+
+144:9. The Lord is sweet to all:  and his tender mercies are over all
+his works.
+
+144:10. Let all thy works, O lord, praise thee:  and let thy saints
+bless thee.
+
+144:11. They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom:  and shall tell of
+thy power:
+
+144:12. To make thy might known to the sons of men:  and the glory of
+the magnificence of thy kingdom.
+
+144:13. Thy kingdom is a kingdom of all ages:  and thy dominion endureth
+throughout all generations.  The Lord is faithful in all his words:  and
+holy in all his works.
+
+144:14. The Lord lifteth up all that fall:  and setteth up all that are
+cast down.
+
+144:15. The eyes of all hope in thee, O Lord:  and thou givest them meat
+in due season.
+
+144:16. Thou openest thy hand, and fillest with blessing every living
+creature.
+
+144:17. The Lord is just in all his ways:  and holy in all his works.
+
+144:18. The Lord is nigh unto all them that call upon him:  to all that
+call upon him in truth.
+
+144:19. He will do the will of them that fear him:  and he will hear
+their prayer, and save them.
+
+144:20. The Lord keepeth all them that love him; but all the wicked he
+will destroy.
+
+144:21. My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord:  and let all flesh
+bless his holy name forever; yea, for ever and ever.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 145
+
+
+Lauda, anima.
+
+We are not to trust in men, but in God alone.
+
+145:1. Alleluia, of Aggeus and Zacharias.
+
+145:2. Praise the Lord, O my soul, in my life I will praise the Lord:  I
+will sing to my God as long as I shall be.  Put not your trust in
+princes:
+
+145:3. In the children of men, in whom there is no salvation.
+
+145:4. His spirit shall go forth, and he shall return into his earth:
+in that day all their thoughts shall perish.
+
+145:5. Blessed is he who hath the God of Jacob for his helper, whose
+hope is in the Lord his God:
+
+145:6. Who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all things that are in
+them.
+
+145:7. Who keepeth truth for ever:  who executeth judgment for them that
+suffer wrong:  who giveth food to the hungry.  The Lord looseth them that
+are fettered:
+
+145:8. The Lord enlighteneth the blind.  The Lord lifteth up them that
+are cast down:  the Lord loveth the just.
+
+145:9. The Lord keepeth the strangers, he will support the fatherless
+and the widow:  and the ways of sinners he will destroy.
+
+145:10. The Lord shall reign for ever:  thy God, O Sion, unto generation
+and generation.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 146
+
+
+Laudate Dominum.
+
+An exhortation to praise God for his benefits.
+
+146:1. Alleluia.  Praise ye the Lord, because psalm is good:  to our God
+be joyful and comely praise.
+
+146:2. The Lord buildeth up Jerusalem:  he will gather together the
+dispersed of Israel.
+
+146:3. Who healeth the broken of heart, and bindeth up their bruises.
+
+146:4. Who telleth the number of the stars:  and calleth them all by
+their names.
+
+146:5. Great is our Lord, and great is his power:  and of his wisdom
+there is no number.
+
+146:6. The Lord lifteth up the meek, and bringeth the wicked down even
+to the ground.
+
+146:7. Sing ye to the Lord with praise:  sing to our God upon the harp.
+
+146:8. Who covereth the heaven with clouds, and prepareth rain for the
+earth.  Who maketh grass to grow on the mountains, and herbs for the
+service of men.
+
+146:9. Who giveth to beasts their food:  and to the young ravens that
+call upon him.
+
+146:10. He shall not delight in the strength of the horse:  nor take
+pleasure in the legs of a man.
+
+146:11. The Lord taketh pleasure in them that fear him:  and in them
+that hope in his mercy.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 147
+
+
+Lauda, Jerusalem.
+
+The church is called upon to praise God for his peculiar graces and
+favours to his people.  In the Hebrew, this psalm is joined to the
+foregoing.
+
+Alleluia.
+
+147:12. Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem:  praise thy God, O Sion.
+
+147:13. Because he hath strengthened the bolts of thy gates, he hath
+blessed thy children within thee.
+
+147:14. Who hath placed peace in thy borders:  and filleth thee with the
+fat of corn.
+
+147:15. Who sendeth forth his speech to the earth:  his word runneth
+swiftly.
+
+147:16. Who giveth snow like wool:  scattereth mists like ashes.
+
+147:17. He sendeth his crystal like morsels:  who shall stand before the
+face of his cold?
+
+He sendeth his crystal. . .That is, his ice.  Some understand it of hail,
+which is, as it were, ice, divided into particles or morsels.
+
+147:18. He shall send out his word, and shall melt them:  his wind shall
+blow, and the waters shall run.
+
+147:19. Who declareth his word to Jacob:  his justices and his judgments
+to Israel.
+
+147:20. He hath not done in like manner to every nation:  and his
+judgments he hath not made manifest to them.  Alleluia.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 148
+
+
+Laudate Dominum de caelis.
+
+All creatures are invited to praise their Creator.
+
+Alleluia.
+
+148:1. Praise ye the Lord from the heavens:  praise ye him in the high
+places.
+
+148:2. Praise ye him, all his angels, praise ye him, all his hosts.
+
+148:3. Praise ye him, O sun and moon:  praise him, all ye stars and
+light.
+
+148:4. Praise him, ye heavens of heavens:  and let all the waters that
+are above the heavens
+
+148:5. Praise the name of the Lord.  For he spoke, and they were made:
+he commanded, and they were created.
+
+148:6. He hath established them for ever, and for ages of ages:  he hath
+made a decree, and it shall not pass away.
+
+148:7. Praise the Lord from the earth, ye dragons, and all ye deeps:
+
+148:8. Fire, hail, snow, ice, stormy winds, which fulfil his word:
+
+148:9. Mountains and all hills, fruitful trees and all cedars:
+
+148:10. Beasts and all cattle:  serpents and feathered fowls:
+
+148:11. Kings of the earth and all people:  princes and all judges of
+the earth:
+
+148:12. Young men and maidens:  let the old with the younger, praise the
+name of the Lord:
+
+148:13. For his name alone is exalted.
+
+148:14. The praise of him is above heaven and earth:  and he hath
+exalted the horn of his people.  A hymn to all his saints to the
+children of Israel, a people approaching to him.  Alleluia.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 149
+
+
+Cantate Domino.
+
+The church is particularly bound to praise God.
+
+Alleluia.
+
+149:1. Sing ye to the Lord a new canticle:  let his praise be in the
+church of the saints.
+
+149:2. Let Israel rejoice in him that made him:  and let the children of
+Sion be joyful in their king.
+
+149:3. Let them praise his name in choir:  let them sing to him with the
+timbrel and the psaltery.
+
+149:4. For the Lord is well pleased with his people:  and he will exalt
+the meek unto salvation.
+
+149:5. The saints shall rejoice in glory:  they shall be joyful in their
+beds.
+
+149:6. The high praises of God shall be in their mouth:  and two-edged
+swords in their hands:
+
+149:7. To execute vengeance upon the nations, chastisements among the
+people:
+
+149:8. To bind their kings with fetters, and their nobles with manacles
+of iron.
+
+149:9. To execute upon them the judgment that is written:  this glory is
+to all his saints.  Alleluia.
+
+
+
+Psalms Chapter 150
+
+
+Laudate Dominum in sanctis.
+
+An exhortation to praise God with all sorts of instruments.
+
+Alleluia.
+
+150:1. Praise ye the Lord in his holy places:  praise ye him in the
+firmament of his power.
+
+150:2. Praise ye him for his mighty acts:  praise ye him according to
+the multitude of his greatness.
+
+150:3. Praise him with the sound of trumpet:  praise him with psaltery
+and harp.
+
+150:4. Praise him with timbrel and choir:  praise him with strings and
+organs.
+
+150:5. Praise him on high sounding cymbals:  praise him on cymbals of
+joy:  let every spirit praise the Lord.  Alleluia.
+
+
+
+
+THE BOOK OF PROVERBS
+
+
+
+This Book is so called, because it consists of wise and weighty
+sentences:  regulating the morals of men:  and directing them to wisdom
+and virtue.  And these sentences are also called PARABLES, because great
+truths are often couched in them under certain figures and similitudes.
+
+
+
+Proverbs Chapter 1
+
+
+The use and end of the proverbs.  An exhortation to flee the company of
+the wicked:  and to hearken to the voice of wisdom.
+
+1:1. The parables of Solomon, the son of David, king of Israel,
+
+1:2. To know wisdom, and instruction:
+
+1:3. To understand the words of prudence:  and to receive the
+instruction of doctrine, justice, and judgment, and equity:
+
+1:4. To give subtilty to little ones, to the young man knowledge and
+understanding.
+
+1:5. A wise man shall hear, and shall be wiser:  and he that
+understandeth shall possess governments.
+
+1:6. He shall understand a parable and the interpretation, the words of
+the wise, and their mysterious sayings.
+
+1:7. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.  Fools despise
+wisdom and instruction.
+
+1:8. My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the
+law of thy mother:
+
+1:9. That grace may be added to thy head, and a chain of gold to thy
+neck.
+
+1:10. My son, if sinners shall entice thee, consent not to them.
+
+1:11. If they shall say:  Come with us, let us lie in wait for blood,
+let us hide snares for the innocent without cause:
+
+1:12. Let us swallow him up alive like hell, and whole as one that
+goeth down into the pit.
+
+1:13. We shall find all precious substance, we shall fill our houses
+with spoils.
+
+1:14. Cast in thy lot with us, let us all have one purse.
+
+1:15. My son, walk not thou with them, restrain thy foot from their
+paths.
+
+1:16. For their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed blood.
+
+1:17. But a net is spread in vain before the eyes of them that have
+wings.
+
+1:18. And they themselves lie in wait for their own blood, and practise
+deceits against their own souls.
+
+1:19. So the ways of every covetous man destroy the souls of the
+possessors.
+
+1:20. Wisdom preacheth abroad, she uttereth her voice in the streets:
+
+1:21. At the head of multitudes she crieth out, in the entrance of the
+gates of the city she uttereth her words, saying:
+
+1:22. O children, how long will you love childishness, and fools covet
+those things which are hurtful to themselves, and the unwise hate
+knowledge?
+
+1:23. Turn ye at my reproof:  behold I will utter my spirit to you, and
+will shew you my words.
+
+1:24. Because I called, and you refused:  I stretched out my hand, and
+there was none that regarded.
+
+1:25. You have despised all my counsel, and have neglected my
+reprehensions.
+
+1:26. I also will laugh in your destruction, and will mock when that
+shall come to you which you feared.
+
+1:27. When sudden calamity shall fall on you, and destruction, as a
+tempest, shall be at hand:  when tribulation and distress shall come
+upon you:
+
+1:28. Then shall they call upon me, and I will not hear:  they shall
+rise in the morning, and shall not find me:
+
+1:29. Because they have hated instruction, and received not the fear of
+the Lord,
+
+1:30. Nor consented to my counsel, but despised all my reproof.
+
+1:31. Therefore they shall eat the fruit of their own way, and shall be
+filled with their own devices.
+
+1:32. The turning away of little ones shall kill them, and the
+prosperity of fools shall destroy them.
+
+1:33. But he that shall hear me, shall rest without terror, and shall
+enjoy abundance, without fear of evils.
+
+
+
+Proverbs Chapter 2
+
+
+The advantages of wisdom:  and the evils from which it delivers.
+
+2:1. My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and wilt hide my
+commandments with thee,
+
+2:2. That thy ear may hearken to wisdom:  incline thy heart to know
+prudence.
+
+2:3. For if thou shalt call for wisdom, and incline thy heart to
+prudence:
+
+2:4. If thou shalt seek her as money, and shalt dig for her as for a
+treasure:
+
+2:5. Then shalt thou understand the fear of the Lord, and shalt find
+the knowledge of God:
+
+2:6. Because the Lord giveth wisdom:  and out of his mouth cometh
+prudence and knowledge.
+
+2:7. He wilt keep the salvation of the righteous, and protect them that
+walk in simplicity,
+
+2:8. Keeping the paths of justice, and guarding the ways of saints.
+
+2:9. Then shalt thou understand justice, and judgment, and equity, and
+every good path.
+
+2:10. If wisdom shall enter into thy heart, and knowledge please thy
+soul:
+
+2:11. Counsel shall keep thee, and prudence shall preserve thee,
+
+2:12. That thou mayst be delivered from the evil way, and from the man
+that speaketh perverse things:
+
+2:13. Who leave the right way, and walk by dark ways:
+
+2:14. Who are glad when they have done evil, and rejoice in the most
+wicked things:
+
+2:15. Whose ways are perverse, and their steps infamous.
+
+2:16. That thou mayst be delivered from the strange woman, and from the
+stranger, who softeneth her words;
+
+2:17. And forsaketh the guide of her youth,
+
+2:18. And hath forgotten the covenant of her God:  for her house
+inclineth unto death, and her paths to hell.
+
+2:19. None that go in unto her, shall return again, neither shall they
+take hold of the paths of life.
+
+2:20. That thou mayst walk in a good way:  and mayst keep the paths of
+the just.
+
+2:21. For they that are upright, shall dwell in the earth; and the
+simple shall continue in it.
+
+2:22. But the wicked shall be destroyed from the earth:  and they that
+do unjustly, shall be taken away from it.
+
+
+
+Proverbs Chapter 3
+
+
+An exhortation to the practice of virtue.
+
+3:1. My son, forget not my law, and let thy heart keep my commandments.
+
+3:2. For they shall add to thee length of days, and years of life, and
+peace.
+
+3:3. Let not mercy aud truth leave thee, put them about thy neck, and
+write them in the tables of thy heart.
+
+3:4. And thou shalt find grace, and good understanding before God and
+men.
+
+3:5. Have confidence in the Lord with all thy heart, and lean not upon
+thy own prudence.
+
+3:6. In all thy ways think on him, and he will direct thy steps.
+
+3:7. Be not wise in thy own conceit:  fear God, and depart from evil:
+
+3:8. For it shall be health to thy navel, and moistening to thy bones.
+
+3:9. Honour the Lord with thy substance, and give him of the first of
+all thy fruits;
+
+3:10. And thy barns shall be filled with abundance, and thy presses
+shall run over with wine.
+
+3:11. My son, reject not the correction of the Lord:  and do not faint
+when thou art chastised by him:
+
+3:12. For whom the Lord loveth, he chastiseth:  and as a father in the
+son he pleaseth himself.
+
+3:13. Blessed is the man that findeth wisdom, and is rich in prudence:
+
+3:14. The purchasing thereof is better than the merchandise of silver,
+and her fruit than the chief and purest gold:
+
+3:15. She is more precious than all riches:  and all the things that are
+desired, are not to be compared to her.
+
+3:16. Length of days is in her right hand, and in her left hand riches
+and glory.
+
+3:17. Her ways are beautiful ways, and all her paths are peaceable.
+
+3:18. She is a tree of life to them that lay hold on her:  and he that
+shall retain her is blessed.
+
+3:19. The Lord by wisdom hath founded the earth, hath established the
+heavens by prudence.
+
+3:20. By his wisdom the depths have broken out, and the clouds grow
+thick with dew.
+
+3:21. My son, let not these things depart from thy eyes:  keep the law
+and counsel:
+
+3:22. And there shall be life to thy soul, and grace to thy mouth.
+
+3:23. Then shalt thou walk confidently in thy way, and thy foot shall
+not stumble:
+
+3:24. If thou sleep, thou shalt not fear:  thou shalt rest, and thy
+sleep shall be sweet.
+
+3:25. Be not afraid of sudden fear, nor of the power of the wicked
+falling upon thee.
+
+3:26. For the Lord will be at thy side, and will keep thy foot that
+thou be not taken.
+
+3:27. Do not withhold him from doing good, who is able:  if thou art
+able, do good thyself also.
+
+3:28. Say not to thy friend:  Go, and come again:  and to morrow I will
+give to thee:  when thou canst give at present.
+
+3:29. Practise not evil against thy friend, when he hath confidence in
+thee.
+
+3:30. Strive not against a man without cause, when he hath done thee no
+evil.
+
+3:31. Envy not the unjust man, and do not follow his ways.
+
+3:32. For every mocker is an abomination to the Lord, and his
+communication is with the simple.
+
+3:33. Want is from the Lord in the house of the wicked:  but the
+habitations of the just shall be blessed.
+
+3:34. He shall scorn the scorners, and to the meek he will give grace.
+
+3:35. The wise shall possess glory:  the promotion of fools is disgrace.
+
+
+
+Proverbs Chapter 4
+
+
+A further exhortation to seek after wisdom.
+
+4:1. Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend, that
+you may know prudence.
+
+4:2. I will give you a good gift, forsake not my law.
+
+4:3. For I also was my father's son, tender, and as an only son in the
+sight of my mother:
+
+4:4. And he taught me, and said:  Let thy heart receive my words, keep
+my commandments, and thou shalt live.
+
+4:5. Get wisdom, get prudence:  forget not, neither decline from the
+words of my mouth.
+
+4:6. Forsake her not, and she shall keep thee:  love her, and she shall
+preserve thee.
+
+4:7. The beginning of wisdom, get wisdom, and with all thy possession
+purchase prudence.
+
+4:8. Take hold on her, and she shall exalt thee:  thou shalt be
+glorified by her, when thou shalt embrace her.
+
+4:9. She shall give to thy head increase of graces, and protect thee
+with a noble crown.
+
+4:10. Hear, O my son, and receive my words, that years of life may be
+multiplied to thee.
+
+4:11. I will shew thee the way of wisdom, I will lead thee by the paths
+of equity:
+
+4:12. Which when thou shalt have entered, thy steps shall not be
+straitened, and when thou runnest, thou shalt not meet a
+stumblingblock.
+
+4:13. Take hold on instruction, leave it not:  keep it, because it is
+thy life.
+
+4:14. Be not delighted in the paths of the wicked, neither let the way
+of evil men please thee.
+
+4:15. Flee from it, pass not by it:  go aside, and forsake it.
+
+4:16. For they sleep not, except they have done evil:  and their sleep
+is taken away unless they have made some to fall.
+
+4:17. They eat the bread of wickedness, and drink the wine of iniquity.
+
+4:18. But the path of the just, as a shining light, goeth forwards, and
+increaseth even to perfect day.
+
+4:19. The way of the wicked is darksome:  they know not where they fall.
+
+4:20. My son, hearken to my words, and incline thy ear to my sayings.
+
+4:21. Let them not depart from thy eyes, keep them in the midst of thy
+heart:
+
+4:22. For they are life to those that find them, and health to all
+flesh.
+
+4:23. With all watchfulness keep thy heart, because life issueth out
+from it.
+
+4:24. Remove from thee a froward mouth, and let detracting lips be far
+from thee.
+
+4:25. Let thy eyes look straight on, and let thy eyelids go before thy
+steps.
+
+4:26. Make straight the path for thy feet, and all thy ways shall be
+established.
+
+4:27. Decline not to the right hand, nor to the left:  turn away thy
+foot from evil.  For the Lord knoweth the ways that are on the right
+hand:  but those are perverse which are on the left hand.  But he will
+make thy courses straight, he will bring forward thy ways in peace.
+
+
+
+Proverbs Chapter 5
+
+
+An exhortation to fly unlawful lust, and the occasions of it.
+
+5:1. My son, attend to my wisdom, and incline thy ear to my prudence,
+
+5:2. That thou mayst keep thoughts, and thy lips may preserve
+instruction.  Mind not the deceit of a woman.
+
+5:3. For the lips of a harlot are like a honeycomb dropping, and her
+throat is smoother than oil.
+
+5:4. But her end is bitter as wormwood, and sharp as a two-edged sword.
+
+5:5. Her feet go down into death, and her steps go in as far as hell.
+
+5:6. They walk not by the path of life, her steps are wandering, and
+unaccountable.
+
+5:7. Now, therefore, my son, hear me, and depart not from the words of
+my mouth.
+
+5:8. Remove thy way far from her, and come not nigh the doors of her
+house.
+
+5:9. Give not thy honour to strangers, and thy years to the cruel.
+
+5:10. Lest strangers be filled with thy strength, and thy labours be in
+another man's house,
+
+5:11. And thou mourn at the last, when thou shalt have spent thy flesh
+and thy body, and say;
+
+5:12. Why have I hated instruction, and my heart consented not to
+reproof,
+
+5:13. And have not heard the voice of them that taught me, and have not
+inclined my ear to masters?
+
+5:14. I have almost been in all evil, in the midst of the church and of
+the congregation.
+
+5:15. Drink water out of thy own cistern, and the streams of thy own
+well:
+
+5:16. Let thy fountains be conveyed abroad, and in the streets divide
+thy waters.
+
+5:17. Keep them to thyself alone, neither let strangers be partakers
+with thee.
+
+5:18. Let thy vein be blessed, and rejoice with the wife of thy youth:
+
+5:19. Let her be thy dearest hind, and most agreeable fawn:  let her
+breasts inebriate thee at all times:  be thou delighted continually with
+her love.
+
+5:20. Why art thou seduced, my son, by a strange woman, and art
+cherished in the bosom of another?
+
+5:21. The Lord beholdeth the ways of man, and considereth all his
+steps.
+
+5:22. His own iniquities catch the wicked, and he is fast bound with
+the ropes of his own sins.
+
+5:23. He shall die, because he hath not received instruction, and in
+the multitude of his folly he shall be deceived.
+
+
+
+Proverbs Chapter 6
+
+
+Documents on several heads.
+
+6:1. My son, if thou be surety for thy friend, thou hast engaged fast
+thy hand to a stranger,
+
+6:2. Thou art ensnared with the words of thy mouth, and caught with thy
+own words.
+
+6:3. Do, therefore, my son, what I say, and deliver thyself:  because
+thou art fallen into the hand of thy neighbour.  Run about, make haste,
+stir up thy friend:
+
+6:4. Give not sleep to thy eyes, neither let thy eyelids slumber.
+
+6:5. Deliver thyself as a doe from the hand, and as a bird from the
+hand of the fowler.
+
+6:6. Go to the ant, O sluggard, and consider her ways, and learn
+wisdom:
+
+6:7. Which, although she hath no guide, nor master, nor captain,
+
+6:8. Provideth her meat for herself in the summer, and gathereth her
+food in the harvest.
+
+6:9. How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard?  when wilt thou arise out of
+thy sleep?
+
+6:10. Thou wilt sleep a little, thou wilt slumber a little, thou wilt
+fold thy hands a little to sleep:
+
+6:11. And want shall come upon thee, as a traveller, and poverty as a
+man armed.  But if thou be diligent, thy harvest shall come as a
+fountain, and want shall flee far from thee.
+
+6:12. A man that is an apostate, an unprofitable man, walketh with a
+perverse mouth,
+
+6:13. He winketh with the eyes, presseth with the foot, speaketh with
+the finger.
+
+6:14. With a wicked heart he deviseth evil, and at all times he soweth
+discord.
+
+6:15. To such a one his destruction shall presently come, and he shall
+suddenly be destroyed, and shall no longer have any remedy.
+
+6:16. Six things there are, which the Lord hateth, and the seventh his
+soul detesteth:
+
+6:17. Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood,
+
+6:18. A heart that deviseth wicked plots, feet that are swift to run
+into mischief,
+
+6:19. A deceitful witness that uttereth lies, and him that soweth
+discord among brethren.
+
+6:20. My son, keep the commandments of thy father, and forsake not the
+law of thy mother.
+
+6:21. Bind them in thy heart continually, and put them about thy neck.
+
+6:22. When thou walkest, let them go with thee:  when thou sleepest, let
+them keep thee, and when thou awakest, talk with them.
+
+6:23. Because the commandment is a lamp, and the law a light, and
+reproofs of instruction are the way of life:
+
+6:24. That they may keep thee from the evil woman, and from the
+flattering tongue of the stranger.
+
+6:25. Let not thy heart covet her beauty, be not caught with her winks:
+
+6:26. For the price of a harlot is scarce one loaf:  but the woman
+catcheth the precious soul of a man.
+
+6:27. Can a man hide fire in his bosom, and his garments not burn?
+
+6:28. Or can he walk upon hot coals, and his feet not be burnt?
+
+6:29. So he that goeth in to his neighbour's wife, shall not be clean
+when he shall touch her.
+
+6:30. The fault is not so great when a man hath stolen:  for he stealeth
+to fill his hungry soul:
+
+The fault is not so great, etc. . .The sin of theft is not so great, as
+to be compared with adultery:  especially when a person pressed with
+hunger (which is the case here spoken of) steals to satisfy nature.
+Moreover the damage done by theft may much more easily be repaired,
+than the wrong done by adultery.  But this does not hinder, but that
+theft also is a mortal sin, forbidden by one of the ten commandments.
+
+6:31. And if he be taken, he shall restore sevenfold, and shall give up
+all the substance of his house.
+
+6:32. But he that is an adulterer, for the folly of his heart shall
+destroy his own soul:
+
+6:33. He gathereth to himself shame and dishonour, and his reproach
+shall not be blotted out:
+
+6:34. Because the jealousy and rage of the husband will not spare in
+the day of revenge,
+
+6:35. Nor will he yield to any man's prayers, nor will he accept for
+satisfaction ever so many gifts.
+
+
+
+Proverbs Chapter 7
+
+
+The love of wisdom is the best preservative from being led astray by
+temptation.
+
+7:1. My son, keep my words, and lay up my precepts with thee.  Son,
+
+7:2. Keep my commandments, and thou shalt live:  and my law as the apple
+of thy eye:
+
+7:3. Bind it upon thy fingers, write it upon the tables of thy heart.
+
+7:4. Say to wisdom:  Thou art my sister:  and call prudence thy friend,
+
+7:5. That she may keep thee from the woman that is not thine, and from
+the stranger who sweeteneth her words.
+
+7:6. For I looked out of the window of my house through the lattice,
+
+7:7. And I see little ones, I behold a foolish young man,
+
+7:8. Who passeth through the street by the corner, and goeth nigh the
+way of her house,
+
+7:9. In the dark when it grows late, in the darkness and obscurity of
+the night.
+
+7:10. And behold a woman meeteth him in harlot's attire, prepared to
+deceive souls:  talkative and wandering,
+
+7:11. Not bearing to be quiet, not able to abide still at home,
+
+7:12. Now abroad, now in the streets, now lying in wait near the
+corners.
+
+7:13. And catching the young man, she kisseth him, and with an impudent
+face, flattereth, saying:
+
+7:14. I vowed victims for prosperity, this day I have paid my vows.
+
+7:15. Therefore I am come out to meet thee, desirous to see thee, and I
+have found thee.
+
+7:16. I have woven my bed with cords, I have covered it with painted
+tapestry, brought from Egypt.
+
+7:17. I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.
+
+7:18. Come, let us be inebriated with the breasts, and let us enjoy the
+desired embraces, till the day appear.
+
+7:19. For my husband is not at home, he is gone a very long journey.
+
+7:20. He took with him a bag of money:  he will return home the day of
+the full moon.
+
+7:21. She entangled him with many words, and drew him away with the
+flattery of her lips.
+
+7:22. Immediately he followeth her as an ox led to be a victim, and as
+a lamb playing the wanton, and not knowing that he is drawn like a fool
+to bonds,
+
+7:23. Till the arrow pierce his liver:  as if a bird should make haste
+to the snare, and knoweth not that his life is in danger.
+
+7:24. Now, therefore, my son, hear me, and attend to the words of my
+mouth.
+
+7:25. Let not thy mind be drawn away in her ways:  neither be thou
+deceived with her paths.
+
+7:26. For she hath cast down many wounded, and the strongest have been
+slain by her.
+
+7:27. Her house is the way to hell, reaching even to the inner chambers
+of death.
+
+
+
+Proverbs Chapter 8
+
+
+The preaching of wisdom.  Her excellence.
+
+8:1. Doth not wisdom cry aloud, and prudence put forth her voice?
+
+8:2. Standing in the top of the highest places by the way, in the midst
+of the paths,
+
+8:3. Beside the gates of the city, in the very doors she speaketh,
+saying:
+
+8:4. O ye men, to you I call, and my voice is to the sons of men.
+
+8:5. O little ones understand subtlety, and ye unwise, take notice.
+
+8:6. Hear, for I will speak of great things:  and my lips shall be
+opened to preach right things.
+
+8:7. My mouth shall meditate truth, and my lips shall hate wickedness.
+
+8:8. All my words are just, there is nothing wicked, nor perverse in
+them.
+
+8:9. They are right to them that understand, and just to them that find
+knowledge.
+
+8:10. Receive my instruction, and not money:  choose knowledge rather
+than gold.
+
+8:11. For wisdom is better than all the most precious things:  and
+whatsoever may be desired cannot be compared to it.
+
+8:12. I, wisdom, dwell in counsel, and am present in learned thoughts.
+
+8:13. The fear of the Lord hateth evil; I hate arrogance, and pride,
+and every wicked way, and a mouth with a double tongue.
+
+8:14. Counsel and equity is mine, prudence is mine, strength is mine.
+
+8:15. By me kings reign, and lawgivers decree just things.
+
+8:16. By me princes rule, and the mighty decree justice.
+
+8:17. I love them that love me:  and they that in the morning early
+watch for me, shall find me.
+
+8:18. With me are riches and glory, glorious riches and justice.
+
+8:19. For my fruit is better than gold and the precious stone, and my
+blossoms than choice silver.
+
+8:20. I walk in the way of justice, in the midst of the paths of
+judgment,
+
+8:21. That I may enrich them that love me, and may fill their
+treasures.
+
+8:22. The Lord possessed me in the beginning of his ways, before he
+made any thing from the beginning.
+
+8:23. I was set up from eternity, and of old, before the earth was
+made.
+
+8:24. The depths were not as yet, and I was already conceived, neither
+had the fountains of waters as yet sprung out.
+
+8:25. The mountains, with their huge bulk, had not as yet been
+established:  before the hills, I was brought forth:
+
+8:26. He had not yet made the earth, nor the rivers, nor the poles of
+the world.
+
+8:27. When he prepared the heavens, I was present:  when with a certain
+law, and compass, he enclosed the depths:
+
+8:28. When he established the sky above, and poised the fountains of
+waters:
+
+8:29. When he compassed the sea with its bounds, and set a law to the
+waters that they should not pass their limits:  when he balanced the
+foundations of the earth;
+
+8:30. I was with him forming all things:  and was delighted every day,
+playing before him at all times;
+
+8:31. Playing in the world:  and my delights were to be with the
+children of men.
+
+8:32. Now, therefore, ye children, hear me:  blessed are they that keep
+my ways.
+
+8:33. Hear instruction, and be wise, and refuse it not.
+
+8:34. Blessed is the man that heareth me, and that watcheth daily at my
+gates, and waiteth at the posts of my doors.
+
+8:35. He that shall find me, shall find life, and shall have salvation
+from the Lord.
+
+8:36. But he that shall sin against me shall hurt his own soul.  All
+that hate me love death.
+
+
+
+Proverbs Chapter 9
+
+
+Wisdom invites all to her feast.  Folly calls another way.
+
+9:1. Wisdom hath built herself a house, she hath hewn her out seven
+pillars.
+
+9:2. She hath slain her victims, mingled her wine, and set forth her
+table.
+
+9:3. She hath sent her maids to invite to the tower, and to the walls
+of the city:
+
+9:4. Whosoever is a little one, let him come to me.  And to the unwise
+she said:
+
+9:5. Come, eat my bread, and drink the wine which I have mingled for
+you.
+
+9:6. Forsake childishness, and live, and walk by the ways of prudence.
+
+9:7. He that teacheth a scorner, doth an injury to himself; and he that
+rebuketh a wicked man, getteth himself a blot.
+
+9:8. Rebuke not a scorner, lest he hate thee.  Rebuke a wise man, and he
+will love thee.
+
+9:9. Give an occasion to a wise man, and wisdom shall be added to him.
+Teach a just man, and he shall make haste to receive it.
+
+9:10. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom:  and the
+knowledge of the holy is prudence.
+
+9:11. For by me shall thy days be multiplied, and years of life shall
+be added to thee.
+
+9:12. If thou be wise, thou shalt be so to thyself:  and if a scorner,
+thou alone shalt bear the evil.
+
+9:13. A foolish woman and clamorous, and full of allurements, and
+knowing nothing at all,
+
+9:14. Sat at the door of her house, upon a seat, in a high place of the
+city,
+
+9:15. To call them that pass by the way, and go on their journey:
+
+9:16. He that is a little one, let him turn to me.  And to the fool she
+said:
+
+9:17. Stolen waters are sweeter, and hidden bread is more pleasant.
+
+9:18. And he did not know that giants are there, and that her guests
+are in the depths of hell.
+
+
+
+Proverbs Chapter 10
+
+
+In the twenty following chapters are contained many wise sayings and
+axioms, relating to wisdom and folly, virtue and vice.
+
+10:1. A wise son maketh the father glad:  but a foolish son is the
+sorrow of his mother.
+
+10:2. Treasures of wickedness shall profit nothing:  but justice shall
+deliver from death.
+
+10:3. The Lord will not afflict the soul of the just with famine, and
+he will disappoint the deceitful practices of the wicked.
+
+10:4. The slothful hand hath wrought poverty:  but the hand of the
+industrious getteth riches.  He that trusteth to lies feedeth the winds:
+and the same runneth after birds, that fly away.
+
+10:5. He that gathereth in the harvest, is a wise son:  but he that
+snorteth in the summer, is the son of confusion.
+
+10:6. The blessing of the Lord is upon the head of the just:  but
+iniquity covereth the mouth of the wicked.
+
+10:7. The memory of the just is with praises:  and the name of the
+wicked shall rot.
+
+10:8. The wise of heart receiveth precepts:  a fool is beaten with lips.
+
+10:9. He that walketh sincerely, walketh confidently:  but he that
+perverteth his ways, shall be manifest.
+
+10:10. He that winketh with the eye, shall cause sorrow:  and the
+foolish in lips shall be beaten.
+
+10:11. The mouth of the just is a vein of life:  and the mouth of the
+wicked covereth iniquity.
+
+10:12. Hatred stirreth up strifes:  and charity covereth all sins.
+
+10:13. In the lips of the wise is wisdom found:  and a rod on the back
+of him that wanteth sense.
+
+10:14. Wise men lay up knowledge:  but the mouth of the fool is next to
+confusion.
+
+10:15. The substance of a rich man is the city of his strength:  the
+fear of the poor is their poverty.
+
+10:16. The work of the just is unto life:  but the fruit of the wicked
+unto sin.
+
+10:17. The way of life, to him that observeth correction:  but he that
+forsaketh reproofs, goeth astray.
+
+10:18. Lying lips hide hatred:  he that uttereth reproach, is foolish.
+
+10:19. In the multitude of words there shall not want sin:  but he that
+refraineth his lips, is most wise.
+
+10:20. The tongue of the just is as choice silver:  but the heart of the
+wicked is nothing worth.
+
+10:21. The lips of the just teach many:  but they that are ignorant,
+shall die in the want of understanding.
+
+10:22. The blessing of the Lord maketh men rich:  neither shall
+affliction be joined to them.
+
+10:23. A fool worketh mischief as it were for sport:  but wisdom is
+prudence to a man.
+
+10:24. That which the wicked feareth, shall come upon him:  to the just
+their desire shall be given.
+
+10:25. As a tempest that passeth, so the wicked shall be no more:  but
+the just is as an everlasting foundation.
+
+10:26. As vinegar to the teeth, and smoke to the eyes, so is the
+sluggard to them that sent him.
+
+10:27. The fear of the Lord shall prolong days:  and the years of the
+wicked shall be shortened.
+
+10:28. The expectation of the just is joy:  but the hope of the wicked
+shall perish.
+
+10:29. The strength of the upright is the way of the Lord:  and fear to
+them that work evil.
+
+10:30. The just shall never be moved:  but the wicked shall not dwell on
+the earth.
+
+10:31. The mouth of the just shall bring forth wisdom:  the tongue of
+the perverse shall perish.
+
+10:32. The lips of the just consider what is acceptable:  and the mouth
+of the wicked uttereth perverse things.
+
+
+
+Proverbs Chapter 11
+
+
+11:1. A deceitful balance is an abomination before the Lord:  and a just
+weight is his will.
+
+11:2. Where pride is, there also shall be reproach:  but where humility
+is, there also is wisdom.
+
+11:3. The simplicity of the just shall guide them:  and the
+deceitfulness of the wicked shall destroy them.
+
+11:4. Riches shall not profit in the day of revenge:  but justice shall
+deliver from death.
+
+11:5. The justice of the upright shall make his way prosperous:  and the
+wicked man shall fall by his own wickedness.
+
+11:6. The justice of the righteous shall deliver them:  and the unjust
+shall be caught in their own snares.
+
+11:7. When the wicked man is dead, there shall be no hope any more:  and
+the expectation of the solicitous shall perish.
+
+11:8. The just is delivered out of distress:  and the wicked shall be
+given up for him.
+
+11:9. The dissembler with his mouth deceiveth his friend:  but the just
+shall be delivered by knowledge.
+
+11:10. When it goeth well with the just, the city shall rejoice:  and
+when the wicked perish, there shall be praise.
+
+11:11. By the blessing of the just the city shall be exalted:  and by
+the mouth of the wicked it shall be overthrown.
+
+11:12. He that despiseth his friend, is mean of heart:  but the wise man
+will hold his peace.
+
+11:13. He that walketh deceitfully, revealeth secrets:  but he that is
+faithful, concealeth the thing committed to him by his friend.
+
+11:14. Where there is no governor, the people shall fall:  but there is
+safety where there is much counsel.
+
+11:15. He shall be afflicted with evil, that is surety for a stranger:
+but he that is aware of snares, shall be secure.
+
+11:16. A gracious woman shall find glory:  and the strong shall have
+riches.
+
+11:17. A merciful man doth good to his own soul:  but he that is cruel
+casteth off even his own kindred.
+
+11:18. The wicked maketh an unsteady work:  but to him that soweth
+justice, there is a faithful reward.
+
+11:19. Clemency prepareth life:  and the pursuing of evil things, death.
+
+11:20. A perverse heart is abominable to the Lord:  and his will is in
+them that walk sincerely.
+
+11:21. Hand in hand the evil man shall not be innocent:  but the seed of
+the just shall be saved.
+
+11:22. A golden ring in a swine's snout, a woman fair and foolish.
+
+11:23. The desire of the just is all good, the expectation of the
+wicked is indignation.
+
+11:24. Some distribute their own goods, and grow richer:  others take
+away what is not their own, and are always in want.
+
+11:25. The soul that blesseth, shall be made fat:  and he that
+inebriateth, shall be inebriated also himself.
+
+11:26. He that hideth up corn, shall be cursed among the people:  but a
+blessing upon the head of them that sell.
+
+11:27. Well doth he rise early who seeketh good things; but he that
+seeketh after evil things, shall be oppressed by them.
+
+11:28. He that trusteth in his riches shall fall:  but the just shall
+spring up as a green leaf.
+
+11:29. He that troubleth his own house, shall inherit the winds:  and
+the fool shall serve the wise.
+
+11:30. The fruit of the just man is a tree of life:  and he that gaineth
+souls is wise.
+
+11:31. If the just man receive in the earth, how much more the wicked
+and the sinner.
+
+
+
+Proverbs Chapter 12
+
+
+12:1. He that loveth correction, loveth knowledge:  but he that hateth
+reproof, is foolish.
+
+12:2. He that is good, shall draw grace from the Lord:  but he that
+trusteth in his own devices, doth wickedly.
+
+12:3. Man shall not be strengthened by wickedness:  and the root of the
+just shall not be moved.
+
+12:4. A diligent woman is a crown to her husband:  and she that doth
+things worthy of confusion, is as rottenness in his bones.
+
+12:5. The thoughts of the just are judgments:  and the counsels of the
+wicked are deceitful.
+
+12:6. The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood:  the mouth of the
+just shall deliver them.
+
+12:7. Turn the wicked, and they shall not be:  but the house of the just
+shall stand firm.
+
+12:8. A man shall be known by his learning:  but he that is vain and
+foolish, shall be exposed to contempt.
+
+12:9. Better is the poor man that provideth for himself, than he that
+is glorious and wanteth bread.
+
+12:10. The just regardeth the lives of his beasts:  but the bowels of
+the wicked are cruel.
+
+12:11. He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied with bread:  but he
+that pursueth idleness is very foolish.
+
+12:12. He that is delighted in passing his time over wine, leaveth a
+reproach in his strong holds.
+
+12:12. The desire of the wicked is the fortification of evil men:  but
+the root of the just shall prosper.
+
+12:13. For the sins of the lips ruin draweth nigh to the evil man:  but
+the just shall escape out of distress.
+
+12:14. By the fruit of his own mouth shall a man be filled with good
+things, and according to the works of his hands it shall be repaid him.
+
+12:15. The way of a fool is right in his own eyes:  but he that is wise
+hearkeneth unto counsels.
+
+12:16. A fool immediately sheweth his anger:  but he that dissembleth
+injuries is wise.
+
+12:17. He that speaketh that which he knoweth, sheweth forth justice:
+but he that lieth, is a deceitful witness.
+
+12:18. There is that promiseth, and is pricked as it were with a sword
+of conscience:  but the tongue of the wise is health.
+
+12:19. The lip of truth shall be steadfast for ever:  but he that is a
+hasty witness, frameth a lying tongue.
+
+12:20. Deceit is in the heart of them that think evil things:  but joy
+followeth them that take counsels of peace.
+
+12:21. Whatsoever shall befall the just man, shall not make him sad:
+but the wicked shall be filled with mischief.
+
+12:22. Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord:  but they that deal
+faithfully, please him.
+
+12:23. A cautious man concealeth knowledge:  and the heart of fools
+publisheth folly.
+
+12:24. The hand of the valiant shall bear rule:  but that which is
+slothful shall be under tribute.
+
+12:25. Grief in the heart of a man shall bring him low, but with a good
+word he shall be made glad.
+
+12:26. He that neglecteth a loss for the sake of a friend, is just:  but
+the way of the wicked shall deceive them.
+
+12:27. The deceitful man shall not find gain:  but the substance of a
+just man shall be precious gold.
+
+12:28. In the path of justice is life:  but the bye-way leadeth to
+death.
+
+
+
+Proverbs Chapter 13
+
+
+13:1. A wise son heareth the doctrine of his father:  but he that is a
+scorner, heareth not when he is reproved.
+
+13:2. Of the fruit of his own month shall a man be filled with good
+things:  but the soul of transgressors is wicked.
+
+13:3. He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his soul:  but he that hath no
+guard on his speech shall meet with evils.
+
+13:4. The sluggard willeth, and willeth not:  but the soul of them that
+work, shall be made fat.
+
+13:5. The just shall hate a lying word:  but the wicked confoundeth, and
+shall be confounded.
+
+13:6. Justice keepeth the way of the innocent:  but wickedness
+overthroweth the sinner.
+
+13:7. One is as it were rich, when he hath nothing and another is as it
+were poor, when he hath great riches.
+
+13:8. The ransom of a man's life are his riches:  but he that is poor,
+beareth not reprehension.
+
+13:9. The light of the just giveth joy:  but the lamp of the wicked
+shall be put out.
+
+13:10. Among the proud there are always contentions:  but they that do
+all things with counsel, are ruled by wisdom.
+
+13:11. Substance got in haste shall be diminished:  but that which by
+little and little is gathered with the hand, shall increase.
+
+13:12. Hope that is deferred afflicteth the soul:  desire when it
+cometh, is a tree of life.
+
+13:13. Whosoever speaketh ill of any thing, bindeth himself for the
+time to come:  but he that feareth the commandment, shall dwell in
+peace.  Deceitful souls go astray in sins:  the just are merciful, and
+shew mercy.
+
+13:14. The law of the wise is a fountain of life, that he may decline
+from the ruin of death.
+
+13:15. Good instruction shall give grace:  in the way of scorners is a
+deep pit.
+
+13:16. The prudent man doth all things with counsel:  but he that is a
+fool, layeth open his folly.
+
+13:17. The messenger of the wicked shall fall into mischief:  but a
+faithful ambassador is health.
+
+13:18. Poverty and shame to him that refuseth instruction:  but he that
+yieldeth to reproof shall be glorified.
+
+13:19. The desire that is accomplished, delighteth the soul:  fools hate
+them that flee from evil things.
+
+13:20. He that walketh with the wise, shall be wise:  a friend of fools
+shall become like to them.
+
+13:21. Evil pursueth sinners:  and to the just good shall be repaid.
+
+13:22. The good man leaveth heirs, sons, and grandsons:  and the
+substance of the sinner is kept for the just.
+
+13:23. Much food is in the tillage of fathers:  but for others it is
+gathered without judgment.
+
+13:24. He that spareth the rod, hateth his son:  but he that loveth him,
+correcteth him betimes.
+
+13:25. The just eateth and filleth his soul:  but the belly of the
+wicked is never to be filled.
+
+
+
+Proverbs Chapter 14
+
+
+14:1. A wise woman buildeth her house:  but the foolish will pull down
+with her hands that also which is built.
+
+14:2. He that walketh in the right way, and feareth God, is despised by
+him that goeth by an infamous way.
+
+14:3. In the mouth of a fool is the rod of pride:  but the lips of the
+wise preserve them.
+
+14:4. Where there are no oxen, the crib is empty:  but where there is
+much corn, there the strength of the ox is manifest.
+
+14:5. A faithful witness will not lie:  but a deceitful witness uttereth
+a lie.
+
+14:6. A scorner seeketh wisdom, and findeth it not:  the learning of the
+wise is easy.
+
+14:7. Go against a foolish man, and he knoweth not the lips of
+prudence.
+
+14:8. The wisdom of a discreet man is to understand his way:  and the
+imprudence of fools erreth.
+
+14:9. A fool will laugh at sin, but among the just grace shall abide.
+
+14:10. The heart that knoweth the bitterness of his own soul, in his
+joy the stranger shall not intermeddle.
+
+14:11. The house of the wicked shall be destroyed:  but the tabernacles
+of the just shall flourish.
+
+14:12. There is a way which seemeth just to a man:  but the ends thereof
+lead to death.
+
+14:13. Laughter shall be mingled with sorrow, and mourning taketh hold
+of the ends of joy.
+
+14:14. A fool shall be filled with his own ways, and the good man shall
+be above him.
+
+14:15. The innocent believeth every word:  the discreet man considereth
+his steps.  No good shall come to the deceitful son:  but the wise
+servant shall prosper in his dealings, and his way shall be made
+straight.
+
+14:16. A wise man feareth, and declineth from evil:  the fool leapeth
+over, and is confident.
+
+14:17. The impatient man shall work folly:  and the crafty man is
+hateful.
+
+14:18. The childish shall possess folly, and the prudent shall look for
+knowledge.
+
+14:19. The evil shall fall down before the good:  and the wicked before
+the gates of the just.
+
+14:20. The poor man shall be hateful even to his own neighbour:  but the
+friends of the rich are many.
+
+14:21. He that despiseth his neighbour, sinneth:  but he that sheweth
+mercy to the poor, shall be blessed.  He that believeth in the Lord,
+loveth mercy.
+
+14:22. They err that work evil:  but mercy and truth prepare good
+things.
+
+14:23. In much work there shall be abundance:  but where there are many
+words, there is oftentimes want.
+
+14:24. The crown of the wise, is their riches:  the folly of fools,
+imprudence.
+
+14:25. A faithful witness delivereth souls:  and the double dealer
+uttereth lies.
+
+14:26. In the fear of the Lord is confidence of strength, and there
+shall be hope for his children.
+
+14:27. The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, to decline from the
+ruin of death.
+
+14:28. In the multitude of people is the dignity of the king:  and in
+the small number of the people the dishonour of the prince.
+
+14:29. He that is patient, is governed with much wisdom:  but he that is
+impatient, exalteth his folly.
+
+14:30. Soundness of heart is the life of the flesh:  but envy is the
+rottenness of the bones.
+
+14:31. He that oppresseth the poor, upbraideth his maker:  but he that
+hath pity on the poor, honoureth him.
+
+14:32. The wicked man shall be driven out in his wickedness:  but the
+just hath hope in his death.
+
+14:33. In the heart of the prudent resteth wisdom, and it shall
+instruct all the ignorant.
+
+14:34. Justice exalteth a nation:  but sin maketh nations miserable.
+
+14:35. A wise servant is acceptable to the king:  he that is good for
+nothing shall feel his anger.
+
+
+
+Proverbs Chapter 15
+
+
+15:1. A mild answer breaketh wrath:  but a harsh word stirreth up fury.
+
+15:2. The tongue of the wise adorneth knowledge:  but the mouth of fools
+bubbleth out folly.
+
+15:3. The eyes of the Lord in every place behold the good and the evil.
+
+15:4. A peaceable tongue is a tree of life:  but that which is
+immoderate, shall crush the spirit.
+
+15:5. A fool laugheth at the instruction of his father:  but he that
+regardeth reproofs shall become prudent.  In abundant justice there is
+the greatest strength:  but the devices of the wicked shall be rooted
+out.
+
+15:6. The house of the just is very much strength:  and in the fruits of
+the wicked is trouble.
+
+15:7. The lips of the wise shall disperse knowledge:  the heart of fools
+shall be unlike.
+
+15:8. The victims of the wicked are abominable to the Lord:  the vows of
+the just are acceptable.
+
+15:9. The way of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord:  he that
+followeth justice is beloved by him.
+
+15:10. Instruction is grievous to him that forsaketh the way of life:
+he that hateth reproof shall die.
+
+15:11. Hell and destruction are before the Lord:  how much more the
+hearts of the children of men?
+
+15:12. A corrupt man loveth not one that reproveth him:  nor will he go
+to the wise.
+
+15:13. A glad heart maketh a cheerful countenance:  but by grief of mind
+the spirit is cast down.
+
+15:14. The heart of the wise seeketh instruction:  and the mouth of
+fools feedeth on foolishness.
+
+15:15. All the days of the poor are evil:  a secure mind is like a
+continual feast.
+
+15:16. Better is a little with the fear of the Lord, than great
+treasures without content.
+
+15:17. It is better to be invited to herbs with love, than to a fatted
+calf with hatred.
+
+15:18. A passionate man stirreth up strifes:  he that is patient
+appeaseth those that are stirred up.
+
+15:19. The way of the slothful is as a hedge of thorns:  the way of the
+just is without offence.
+
+15:20. A wise son maketh a father joyful:  but the foolish man despiseth
+his mother.
+
+15:21. Folly is joy to the fool:  and the wise man maketh straight his
+steps.
+
+15:22. Designs are brought to nothing where there is no counsel:  but
+where there are many counsellors, they are established.
+
+15:23. A man rejoiceth in the sentence of his mouth:  and a word in due
+time is best.
+
+15:24. The path of life is above for the wise, that he may decline from
+the lowest hell.
+
+15:25. The Lord will destroy the house of the proud:  and will
+strengthen the borders of the widow.
+
+15:26. Evil thoughts are an abomination to the Lord:  and pure words
+most beautiful shall be confirmed by him.
+
+15:27. He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house:  but he that
+hateth bribes shall live.  By mercy and faith sins are purged away:  and
+by the fear of the Lord every one declineth from evil.
+
+15:28. The mind of the just studieth obedience:  the mouth of the wicked
+overfloweth with evils.
+
+15:29. The Lord is far from the wicked:  and he will hear the prayers of
+the just.
+
+15:30. The light of the eyes rejoiceth the soul:  a good name maketh the
+bones fat.
+
+15:31. The ear that heareth the reproofs of life, shall abide in the
+midst of the wise.
+
+15:32. He that rejecteth instruction, despiseth his own soul:  but he
+that yieldeth to reproof, possesseth understanding.
+
+15:33. The fear of the Lord is the lesson of wisdom:  and humility goeth
+before glory.
+
+
+
+Proverbs Chapter 16
+
+
+16:1. It is the part of man to prepare the soul:  and of the Lord to
+govern the tongue.
+
+It is the part of man, etc. . .That is, a man should prepare in his
+heart and soul what he is to say:  but after all, it must be the Lord
+that must govern his tongue, to speak to the purpose.  Not that we can
+think any thing of good without God's grace; but that after we have
+(with God's grace) thought and prepared within our souls what we would
+speak, if God does not govern our tongue, we shall not succeed in what
+we speak.
+
+16:2. All the ways of a man are open to his eyes:  the Lord is the
+weigher of spirits.
+
+16:3. Lay open thy works to the Lord:  and thy thoughts shall be
+directed.
+
+16:4. The Lord hath made all things for himself:  the wicked also for
+the evil day.
+
+16:5. Every proud man is an abomination to the Lord:  though hand should
+be joined to hand, he is not innocent.  The beginning of a good way is
+to do justice:  and this is more acceptable with God, than to offer
+sacrifices.
+
+16:6. By mercy and truth iniquity is redeemed; and by the fear of the
+Lord men depart from evil.
+
+16:7. When the ways of man shall please the Lord, he will convert even
+his enemies to peace.
+
+16:8. Better is a little with justice, than great revenues with
+iniquity.
+
+16:9. The heart of man disposeth his way:  but the Lord must direct his
+steps.
+
+16:10. Divination is in the lips of the king, his mouth shall not err
+in judgment.
+
+16:11. Weight and balance are judgments of the Lord:  and his work all
+the weights of the bag.
+
+16:12. They that act wickedly are abominable to the king:  for the
+throne is established by justice.
+
+16:13. Just lips are the delight of kings:  he that speaketh right
+things shall be loved.
+
+16:14. The wrath of a king is as messengers of death:  and the wise man
+will pacify it.
+
+16:15. In the cheerfulness of the king's countenance is life:  and his
+clemency is like the latter rain.
+
+16:16. Get wisdom, because it is better than gold:  and purchase
+prudence, for it is more precious than silver.
+
+16:17. The path of the just departeth from evils:  he that keepeth his
+soul keepeth his way.
+
+16:18. Pride goeth before destruction:  and the spirit is lifted up
+before a fall.
+
+16:19. It is better to be humbled with the meek, than to divide spoils
+with the proud.
+
+16:20. The learned in word shall find good things:  and he that trusteth
+in the Lord is blessed.
+
+16:21. The wise in heart shall be called prudent:  and he that is sweet
+in words, shall attain to greater things.
+
+16:22. Knowledge is a fountain of life to him that possesseth it:  the
+instruction of fools is foolishness.
+
+16:23. The heart of the wise shall instruct his mouth:  and shall add
+grace to his lips.
+
+16:24. Well ordered words are as a honeycomb:  sweet to the soul, and
+health to the bones.
+
+16:25. There is a way that seemeth to a man right:  and the ends thereof
+lead to death.
+
+16:26. The soul of him that laboureth, laboureth for himself, because
+his mouth hath obliged him to it.
+
+16:27. The wicked man diggeth evil, and in his lips is a burning fire.
+
+16:28. A perverse man stirreth up quarrels:  and one full of words
+separateth princes.
+
+16:29. An unjust man allureth his friend:  and leadeth him into a way
+that is not good.
+
+16:30. He that with fixed eyes deviseth wicked things, biting his lips,
+bringeth evil to pass.
+
+16:31. Old age is a crown of dignity, when it is found in the ways of
+justice.
+
+16:32. The patient man is better than the valiant:  and he that ruleth
+his spirit, than he that taketh cities.
+
+16:33. Lots are cast into the lap, but they are disposed of by the
+Lord.
+
+
+
+Proverbs Chapter 17
+
+
+17:1. Better is a dry morsel with joy, than a house full of victims
+with strife.
+
+17:2. A wise servant shall rule over foolish sons, and shall divide the
+inheritance among the brethren.
+
+17:3. As silver is tried by fire, and gold in the furnace:  so the Lord
+trieth the hearts.
+
+17:4. The evil man obeyeth an unjust tongue:  and the deceitful
+hearkeneth to lying lips.
+
+17:5. He that despiseth the poor, reproacheth his maker:  and he that
+rejoiceth at another man's ruin, shall not be unpunished.
+
+17:6. Children's children are the crown of old men:  and the glory of
+children are their fathers.
+
+17:7. Eloquent words do not become a fool, nor lying lips a prince.
+
+17:8. The expectation of him that expecteth is a most acceptable jewel:
+whithersoever he turneth himself, he understandeth wisely.
+
+17:9. He that concealeth a transgression, seeketh friendships:  he that
+repeateth it again, separateth friends.
+
+17:10. A reproof availeth more with a wise man, than a hundred stripes
+with a fool.
+
+17:11. An evil man always seeketh quarrels:  but a cruel angel shall be
+sent against him.
+
+17:12. It is better to meet a bear robbed of her whelps, than a fool
+trusting in his own folly.
+
+17:13. He that rendereth evil for good, evil shall not depart from his
+house.
+
+17:14. The beginning of quarrels is as when one letteth out water:  and
+before he suffereth reproach, he forsaketh judgment.
+
+17:15. He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just,
+both are abominable before God.
+
+17:16. What doth it avail a fool to have riches, seeing he cannot buy
+wisdom?  He that maketh his house high, seeketh a downfall:  and he that
+refuseth to learn, shall fall into evils.
+
+17:17. He that is a friend loveth at all times:  and a brother is proved
+in distress.
+
+17:18. A foolish man will clap hands, when he is surety for his friend.
+
+17:19. He that studieth discords, loveth quarrels:  and he that exalteth
+his door, seeketh ruin.
+
+17:20. He that is of a perverse heart, shall not find good:  and he that
+perverteth his tongue, shall fall into evil.
+
+17:21. A fool is born to his own disgrace:  and even his father shall
+not rejoice in a fool.
+
+17:22. A joyful mind maketh age flourishing:  a sorrowful spirit drieth
+up the bones.
+
+17:23. The wicked man taketh gifts out of the bosom, that he may
+pervert the paths of judgment.
+
+17:24. Wisdom shineth in the face of the wise:  the eyes of fools are in
+the ends of the earth.
+
+17:25. A foolish son is the anger of the father:  and the sorrow of the
+mother that bore him.
+
+17:26. It is no good thing to do hurt to the just:  nor to strike the
+prince, who judgeth right.
+
+17:27. He that setteth bounds to his words, is knowing and wise:  and
+the man of understanding is of a precious spirit.
+
+17:28. Even a fool, if he will hold his peace, shall be counted wise:
+and if he close his lips, a man of understanding.
+
+
+
+Proverbs Chapter 18
+
+
+18:1. He that hath a mind to depart from a friend, seeketh occasions:
+he shall ever be subject to reproach.
+
+18:2. A fool receiveth not the words of prudence:  unless thou say those
+things which are in his heart.
+
+18:3. The wicked man, when he is come into the depths of sins,
+contemneth:  but ignominy and reproach follow him.
+
+18:4. Words from the mouth of a man are as deep water:  and the fountain
+of wisdom is an overflowing stream.
+
+18:5. It is not good to accept the person of the wicked, to decline
+from the truth of judgment.
+
+18:6. The lips of a fool intermeddle with strife:  and his mouth
+provoketh quarrels.
+
+18:7. The mouth of a fool is his destruction:  and his lips are the ruin
+of his soul.
+
+18:8. The words of the double tongued are as if they were harmless:  and
+they reach even to the inner parts of the bowels.  Fear casteth down the
+slothful:  and the souls of the effeminate shall be hungry.
+
+18:9. He that is loose and slack in his work, is the brother of him
+that wasteth his own works.
+
+18:10. The name of the Lord is a strong tower:  the just runneth to it,
+and shall be exalted.
+
+18:11. The substance of the rich man is the city of his strength, and
+as a strong wall compassing him about.
+
+18:12. Before destruction, the heart of a man is exalted:  and before he
+be glorified, it is humbled.
+
+18:13. He that answereth before he heareth, sheweth himself to be a
+fool, and worthy of confusion.
+
+18:14. The spirit of a man upholdeth his infirmity:  but a spirit that
+is easily angered, who can bear?
+
+18:15. A wise heart shall acquire knowledge:  and the ear of the wise
+seeketh instruction.
+
+18:16. A man's gift enlargeth his way, and maketh him room before
+princes.
+
+18:17. The just is first accuser of himself:  his friend cometh, and
+shall search him.
+
+18:18. The lot suppresseth contentions, and determineth even between
+the mighty.
+
+18:19. A brother that is helped by his brother, is like a strong city:
+and judgments are like the bars of cities.
+
+18:20. Of the fruit of a man's mouth shall his belly be satisfied:  and
+the offspring of his lips shall fill him.
+
+18:21. Death and life are in the power of the tongue:  they that love
+it, shall eat the fruits thereof.
+
+18:22. He that hath found a good wife, hath found a good thing, and
+shall receive a pleasure from the Lord.  He that driveth away a good
+wife, driveth away a good thing:  but he that keepeth an adulteress, is
+foolish and wicked.
+
+18:23. The poor will speak with supplications, and the rich will speak
+roughly.
+
+18:24. A man amiable in society, shall be more friendly than a brother.
+
+
+
+Proverbs Chapter 19
+
+
+19:1. Better is the poor man, that walketh in his simplicity, than a
+rich man that is perverse in his lips and unwise.
+
+19:2. Where there is no knowledge of the soul, there is no good:  and he
+that is hasty with his feet shall stumble.
+
+19:3. The folly of a man supplanteth his steps:  and he fretteth in his
+mind against God.
+
+19:4. Riches make many friends:  but from the poor man, even they whom
+he had, depart.
+
+19:5. A false witness shall not be unpunished:  and he that speaketh
+lies, shall not escape.
+
+19:6. Many honour the person of him that is mighty, and are friends of
+him that giveth gifts.
+
+19:7. The brethren of the poor man hate him:  moreover also his friends
+have departed far from him.  He that followeth after words only, shall
+have nothing.
+
+19:8. But he that possesseth a mind, loveth his own soul, and he that
+keepeth prudence, shall find good things.
+
+19:9. A false witness shall not be unpunished:  and he that speaketh
+lies, shall perish.
+
+19:10. Delicacies are not seemly for a fool:  nor for a servant to have
+rule over princes.
+
+19:11. The learning of a man is known by patience:  and his glory is to
+pass over wrongs.
+
+19:12. As the roaring of a lion, so also is the anger of a king:  and
+his cheerfulness as the dew upon the grass.
+
+19:13. A foolish son is the grief of his father:  and a wrangling wife
+is like a roof continually dropping through.
+
+19:14. House and riches are given by parents:  but a prudent wife is
+properly from the Lord.
+
+19:15. Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep, and an idle soul shall
+suffer hunger.
+
+19:16. He that keepeth the commandment, keepeth his own soul:  but he
+that neglecteth his own way, shall die.
+
+19:17. He that hath mercy on the poor, lendeth to the Lord:  and he will
+repay him.
+
+19:18. Chastise thy son, despair not:  but to the killing of him set not
+thy soul.
+
+19:19. He that is impatient, shall suffer damage:  and when he shall
+take away, he shall add another thing.
+
+19:20. Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayst be wise
+in thy latter end.
+
+19:21. There are many thoughts in the heart of a man:  but the will of
+the Lord shall stand firm.
+
+19:22. A needy man is merciful:  and better is the poor than the lying
+man.
+
+19:23. The fear of the Lord is unto life:  and he shall abide in the
+fulness without being visited with evil.
+
+19:24. The slothful hideth his hand under his armpit, and will not so
+much as bring it to his mouth.
+
+19:25. The wicked man being scourged, the fool shall be wiser:  but if
+thou rebuke a wise man, he will understand discipline.
+
+19:26. He that afflicteth his father, and chaseth away his mother, is
+infamous and unhappy.
+
+19:27. Cease not, O my son, to hear instruction, and be not ignorant of
+the words of knowledge.
+
+19:28. An unjust witness scorneth judgment:  and the mouth of the wicked
+devoureth iniquity.
+
+19:29. Judgments are prepared for scorners:  and striking hammers for
+the bodies of fools.
+
+
+
+Proverbs Chapter 20
+
+
+20:1. Wine is a luxurious thing, and drunkenness riotous:  whosoever is
+delighted therewith, shall not be wise.
+
+20:2. As the roaring of a lion, so also is the dread of a king:  he that
+provoketh him, sinneth against his own soul.
+
+20:3. It is an honour for a man to separate himself from quarrels:  but
+all fools are meddling with reproaches.
+
+20:4. Because of the cold the sluggard would not plough:  he shall beg
+therefore in the summer, and it shall not be given him.
+
+20:5. Counsel in the heart of a man is like deep water:  but a wise man
+will draw it out.
+
+20:6. Many men are called merciful:  but who shall find a faithful man?
+
+20:7. The just that walketh in his simplicity, shall leave behind him
+blessed children.
+
+20:8. The king, that sitteth on the throne of judgment, scattereth away
+all evil with his look.
+
+20:9. Who can say:  My heart is clean, I am pure from sin?
+
+20:10. Diverse weights and diverse measures, both are abominable before
+God.
+
+20:11. By his inclinations a child is known, if his works be clean and
+right.
+
+20:12. The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, the Lord hath made them
+both.
+
+20:13. Love not sleep, lest poverty oppress thee:  open thy eyes, and be
+filled with bread.
+
+20:14. It is naught, it is naught, saith every buyer:  and when he is
+gone away, then he will boast.
+
+20:15. There is gold and a multitude of jewels:  but the lips of
+knowledge are a precious vessel.
+
+20:16. Take away the garment of him that is surety for a stranger, and
+take a pledge from him for strangers.
+
+20:17. The bread of lying is sweet to a man:  but afterwards his mouth
+shall be filled with gravel.
+
+20:18. Designs are strengthened by counsels:  and wars are to be managed
+by governments.
+
+20:19. Meddle not with him that revealeth secrets, and walketh
+deceitfully, and openeth wide his lips.
+
+20:20. He that curseth his father, and mother, his lamp shall be put
+out in the midst of darkness.
+
+20:21. The inheritance gotten hastily in the beginning, in the end
+shall be without a blessing.
+
+20:22. Say not:  I will return evil:  wait for the Lord, and he will
+deliver thee.
+
+20:23. Diverse weights are an abomination before the Lord:  a deceitful
+balance is not good.
+
+20:24. The steps of men are guided by the Lord:  but who is the man that
+can understand his own way?
+
+20:25. It is ruin to a man to devour holy ones, and after vows to
+retract.
+
+20:26. A wise king scattereth the wicked, and bringeth over them the
+wheel.
+
+20:27. The spirit of a man is the lamp of the Lord, which searcheth all
+the hidden things of the bowels.
+
+20:28. Mercy and truth preserve the king, and his throne is
+strengthened by clemency.
+
+20:29. The joy of young men is their strength:  and the dignity of old
+men, their grey hairs.
+
+20:30. The blueness of a wound shall wipe away evils:  and stripes in
+the more inward parts of the belly.
+
+
+
+Proverbs Chapter 21
+
+
+21:1. As the divisions of waters, so the heart of the king is in the
+hand of the Lord:  whithersoever he will, he shall turn it.
+
+21:2. Every way of a man seemeth right to himself:  but the Lord
+weigheth the hearts.
+
+21:3. To do mercy and judgment, pleaseth the Lord more than victims.
+
+21:4. Haughtiness of the eyes is the enlarging of the heart:  the lamp
+of the wicked is sin.
+
+21:5. The thoughts of the industrious always bring forth abundance:  but
+every sluggard is always in want.
+
+21:6. He that gathereth treasures by a lying tongue, is vain and
+foolish, and shall stumble upon the snares of death.
+
+21:7. The robberies of the wicked shall be their downfall, because they
+would not do judgment.
+
+21:8. The perverse way of a man is strange:  but as for him that is
+pure, his work is right.
+
+21:9. It is better to sit in a corner of the housetop, than with a
+brawling woman, and in a common house.
+
+21:10. The soul of the wicked desireth evil, he will not have pity on
+his neighbour.
+
+21:11. When a pestilent man is punished, the little one will be wiser:
+and if he follow the wise, he will receive knowledge.
+
+21:12. The just considereth seriously the house of the wicked, that he
+may withdraw the wicked from evil.
+
+21:13. He that stoppeth his ear against the cry of the poor, shall also
+cry himself, and shall not be heard.
+
+21:14. A secret present quencheth anger:  and a gift in the bosom, the
+greatest wrath.
+
+21:15. It is joy to the just to do judgment:  and dread to them that
+work iniquity.
+
+21:16. A man that shall wander out of the way of doctrine, shall abide
+in the company of the giants.
+
+21:17. He that loveth good cheer, shall be in want:  he that loveth
+wine, and fat things, shall not be rich.
+
+21:18. The wicked is delivered up for the just:  and the unjust for the
+righteous.
+
+21:19. It is better to dwell in a wilderness, than with a quarrelsome
+and passionate woman.
+
+21:20. There is a treasure to be desired, and oil in the dwelling of
+the just:  and the foolish man shall spend it.
+
+21:21. He that followeth justice and mercy, shall find life, justice,
+and glory.
+
+21:22. The wise man hath scaled the city of the strong, and hath cast
+down the strength of the confidence thereof.
+
+21:23. He that keepeth his mouth and his tongue, keepeth his soul from
+distress.
+
+21:24. The proud and the arrogant is called ignorant, who in anger
+worketh pride.
+
+21:25. Desires kill the slothful:  for his hands have refused to work at
+all.
+
+21:26. He longeth and desireth all the day:  but he that is just, will
+give, and will not cease.
+
+21:27. The sacrifices of the wicked are abominable, because they are
+offered of wickedness.
+
+21:28. A lying witness shall perish:  an obedient man shall speak of
+victory.
+
+21:29. The wicked man impudently hardeneth his face:  but he that is
+righteous, correcteth his way.
+
+21:30. There is no wisdom, there is no prudence, there is no counsel
+against the Lord.
+
+21:31. The horse is prepared for the day of battle:  but the Lord giveth
+safety.
+
+
+
+Proverbs Chapter 22
+
+
+22:1. A good name is better than great riches:  and good favour is above
+silver and gold.
+
+22:2. The rich and poor have met one another:  the Lord is the maker of
+them both.
+
+22:3. The prudent man saw the evil, and hid himself:  the simple passed
+on, and suffered loss.
+
+22:4. The fruit of humility is the fear of the Lord, riches and glory
+and life.
+
+22:5. Arms and swords are in the way of the perverse:  but he that
+keepeth his own soul, departeth far from them.
+
+22:6. It is a proverb:  A young man according to his way, even when he
+is old, he will not depart from it.
+
+22:7. The rich ruleth over the poor:  and the borrower is servant to him
+that lendeth.
+
+22:8. He that soweth iniquity, shall reap evils, and with the rod of
+his anger he shall be consumed.
+
+22:9. He that is inclined to mercy, shall be blessed:  for of his bread
+he hath given to the poor.  He that maketh presents, shall purchase
+victory and honour:  but he carrieth away the souls of the receivers.
+
+22:10. Cast out the scoffer, and contention shall go out with him, and
+quarrels and reproaches shall cease.
+
+22:11. He that loveth cleanness of heart, for the grace of his lips
+shall have the king for his friend.
+
+22:12. The eyes of the Lord preserve knowledge:  and the words of the
+unjust are overthrown.
+
+22:13. The slothful man saith:  There is a lion without, I shall be
+slain in the midst of the streets.
+
+22:14. The mouth of a strange woman is a deep pit:  he whom the Lord is
+angry with, shall fall into it.
+
+22:15. Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, and the rod of
+correction shall drive it away.
+
+22:16. He that oppresseth the poor, to increase his own riches, shall
+himself give to one that is richer, and shall be in need.
+
+22:17. Incline thy ear, and hear the words of the wise:  and apply thy
+heart to my doctrine:
+
+22:18. Which shall be beautiful for thee, if thou keep it in thy
+bowels, and it shall flow in thy lips:
+
+22:19. That thy trust may be in the Lord, wherefore I have also shewn
+it to thee this day.
+
+22:20. Behold I have described it to thee three manner of ways, in
+thoughts and knowledge:
+
+22:21. That I might shew thee the certainty, and the words of truth, to
+answer out of these to them that sent thee.
+
+22:22. Do no violence to the poor, because he is poor:  and do not
+oppress the needy in the gate:
+
+22:23. Because the Lord will judge his cause:  and will afflict them
+that have afflicted his soul.
+
+22:24. Be not a friend to an angry man, and do not walk with a furious
+man:
+
+22:25. Lest perhaps thou learn his ways, and take scandal to thy soul.
+
+22:26. Be not with them that fasten down their hands, and that offer
+themselves sureties for debts:
+
+22:27. For if thou have not wherewith to restore, what cause is there
+that he should take the covering from thy bed?
+
+22:28. Pass not beyond the ancient bounds which thy fathers have set.
+
+22:29. Hast thou seen a man swift in his work?  he shall stand before
+kings, and shall not be before those that are obscure.
+
+
+
+Proverbs Chapter 23
+
+
+23:1. When thou shalt sit to eat with a prince, consider diligently
+what is set before thy face:
+
+23:2. And put a knife to thy throat, if it be so that thou have thy
+soul in thy own power.
+
+23:3. Be not desirous of his meats, in which is the bread of deceit.
+
+23:4. Labour not to be rich:  but set bounds to thy prudence.
+
+23:5. Lift not up thy eyes to riches which thou canst not have:  because
+they shall make themselves wings like those of an eagle, and shall fly
+towards heaven.
+
+23:6. Eat not with an envious man, and desire not his meats:
+
+23:7. Because, like a soothsayer, and diviner, he thinketh that which
+he knoweth not.  Eat and drink, will he say to thee:  and his mind is not
+with thee.
+
+23:8. The meats which thou hadst eaten, thou shalt vomit up:  and shalt
+loose thy beautiful words.
+
+23:9. Speak not in the ears of fools:  because they will despise the
+instruction of thy speech.
+
+23:10. Touch not the bounds of little ones:  and enter not into the
+field of the fatherless:
+
+23:11. For their near kinsman is strong:  and he will judge their cause
+against thee.
+
+23:12. Let thy heart apply itself to instruction and thy ears to words
+of knowledge.
+
+23:13. Withhold not correction from a child:  for if thou strike him
+with the rod, he shall not die.
+
+23:14. Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and deliver his soul from
+hell.
+
+23:15. My son, if thy mind be wise, my heart shall rejoice with thee:
+
+23:16. And my reins shall rejoice, when thy lips shall speak what is
+right.
+
+23:17. Let not thy heart envy sinners:  but be thou in the fear of the
+Lord all the day long:
+
+23:18. Because thou shalt have hope in the latter end, and thy
+expectation shall not be taken away.
+
+23:19. Hear thou, my son, and be wise:  and guide thy mind in the way.
+
+23:20. Be not in the feasts of great drinkers, nor in their revellings,
+who contribute flesh to eat:
+
+23:21. Because they that give themselves to drinking, and that club
+together, shall be consumed:  and drowsiness shall be clothed with rags.
+
+23:22. Hearken to thy father, that begot thee:  and despise not thy
+mother when she is old.
+
+23:23. Buy truth, and do not sell wisdom, and instruction, and
+understanding.
+
+23:24. The father of the just rejoiceth greatly:  he that hath begotten
+a wise son, shall have joy in him.
+
+23:25. Let thy father and thy mother be joyful, and let her rejoice
+that bore thee.
+
+23:26. My son, give me thy heart:  and let thy eyes keep my ways.
+
+23:27. For a harlot is a deep ditch:  and a strange woman is a narrow
+pit.
+
+23:28. She lieth in wait in the way as a robber, and him whom she shall
+see unwary, she will kill.
+
+23:29. Who hath woe?  whose father hath woe?  who hath contentions?  who
+falls into pits?  who hath wounds without cause?  who hath redness of
+eyes?
+
+23:30. Surely they that pass their time in wine, and study to drink off
+their cups.
+
+23:31. Look not upon the wine when it is yellow, when the colour
+thereof shineth in the glass:  it goeth in pleasantly,
+
+23:32. But in the end, it will bite like a snake, and will spread
+abroad poison like a basilisk.
+
+23:33. Thy eyes shall behold strange women, and thy heart shall utter
+perverse things.
+
+23:34. And thou shalt be as one sleeping in the midst of the sea, and
+as a pilot fast asleep when the stern is lost.
+
+23:35. And thou shalt say:  They have beaten me, but I was not sensible
+of pain:  they drew me, and I felt not:  when shall I awake and find wine
+again?
+
+
+
+Proverbs Chapter 24
+
+
+24:1. Seek not to be like evil men, neither desire to be with them:
+
+24:2. Because their mind studieth robberies, and their lips speak
+deceits.
+
+24:3. By wisdom the house shall be built, and by prudence it shall be
+strengthened.
+
+24:4. By instruction the storerooms shall be filled with all precious
+and most beautiful wealth.
+
+24:5. A wise man is strong:  and a knowing man, stout and valiant.
+
+24:6. Because war is managed by due ordering:  and there shall be safety
+where there are many counsels.
+
+24:7. Wisdom is too high for a fool; in the gate he shall not open his
+mouth.
+
+24:8. He that deviseth to do evils, shall be called a fool.
+
+24:9. The thought of a fool is sin:  and the detractor is the
+abomination of men.
+
+24:10. If thou lose hope, being weary in the day of distress, thy
+strength shall be diminished.
+
+24:11. Deliver them that are led to death:  and those that are drawn to
+death, forbear not to deliver.
+
+24:12. If thou say:  I have not strength enough:  he that seeth into the
+heart, he understandeth, and nothing deceiveth the keeper of thy soul,
+and he shall render to a man according to his works.
+
+24:13. Eat honey, my son, because it is good, and the honeycomb most
+sweet to thy throat.
+
+24:14. So also is the doctrine of wisdom to thy soul:  which when thou
+hast found, thou shalt have hope in the end, and thy hope shall not
+perish.
+
+24:15. Lie not in wait, nor seek after wickedness in the house of the
+just, nor spoil his rest.
+
+24:16. For a just man shall fall seven times, and shall rise again:  but
+the wicked shall fall down into evil.
+
+24:17. When thy enemy shall fall, be not glad, and in his ruin let not
+thy heart rejoice:
+
+24:18. Lest the Lord see, and it displease him, and he turn away his
+wrath from him.
+
+24:19. Contend not with the wicked, nor seek to be like the ungodly.
+
+24:20. For evil men have no hope of things to come, and the lamp of the
+wicked shall be put out.
+
+24:21. My son, fear the Lord, and the king:  and have nothing to do with
+detractors.
+
+24:22. For their destruction shall rise suddenly:  and who knoweth the
+ruin of both?
+
+24:23. These things also to the wise:  It is not good to have respect to
+persons in judgment.
+
+24:24. They that say to the wicked man:  Thou art just:  shall be cursed
+by the people, and the tribes shall abhor them.
+
+24:25. They that rebuke him shall be praised:  and a blessing shall come
+upon them.
+
+24:26. He shall kiss the lips, who answereth right words.
+
+24:27. Prepare thy work without, and diligently till thy ground:  that
+afterward thou mayst build thy house.
+
+24:28. Be not witness without cause against thy neighbour:  and deceive
+not any man with thy lips.
+
+24:29. Say not:  I will do to him as he hath done to me:  I will render
+to every one according to his work.
+
+24:30. I passed by the field of the slothful man, and by the vineyard
+of the foolish man:
+
+24:31. And behold it was all filled with nettles, and thorns had
+covered the face thereof, and the stone wall was broken down.
+
+24:32. Which when I had seen, I laid it up in my heart, and by the
+example I received instruction.
+
+24:33. Thou wilt sleep a little, said I, thou wilt slumber a little,
+thou wilt fold thy hands a little to rest.
+
+24:34. And poverty shall come to thee as a runner, and beggary as an
+armed man.
+
+
+
+Proverbs Chapter 25
+
+
+25:1. These are also parables of Solomon, which the men of Ezechias,
+king of Juda, copied out.
+
+25:2. It is the glory of God to conceal the word, and the glory of
+kings to search out the speech.
+
+25:3. The heaven above and the earth beneath, and the heart of kings is
+unsearchable.
+
+25:4. Take away the rust from silver, and there shall come forth a most
+pure vessel:
+
+25:5. Take away wickedness from the face of the king, and his throne
+shall be established with justice.
+
+25:6. Appear not glorious before the king, and stand not in the place
+of great men.
+
+25:7. For it is better that it should be said to thee:  Come up hither;
+than that thou shouldst be humbled before the prince.
+
+25:8. The things which thy eyes have seen, utter not hastily in a
+quarrel:  lest afterward thou mayst not be able to make amends, when
+thou hast dishonoured thy friend.
+
+25:9. Treat thy cause with thy friend, and discover not the secret to a
+stranger:
+
+25:10. Lest he insult over thee, when he hath heard it, and cease not
+to upbraid thee.  Grace and friendship deliver a man:  keep these for
+thyself, lest thou fall under reproach.
+
+25:11. To speak a word in due time, is like apples of gold on beds of
+silver.
+
+25:12. As an earring of gold and a bright pearl, so is he that
+reproveth the wise, and the obedient ear.
+
+25:13. As the cold of snow in the time of harvest, so is a faithful
+messenger to him that sent him, for he refresheth his soul.
+
+25:14. As clouds, and wind, when no rain followeth, so is the man that
+boasteth, and doth not fulfil his promises.
+
+25:15. By patience a prince shall be appeased, and a soft tongue shall
+break hardness.
+
+25:16. Thou hast found honey, eat what is sufficient for thee, lest
+being glutted therewith thou vomit it up.
+
+25:17. Withdraw thy foot from the house of thy neighbour, lest having
+his fill he hate thee.
+
+25:18. A man that beareth false witness against his neighbour, is like
+a dart and a sword and a sharp arrow.
+
+25:19. To trust in an unfaithful man in the time of trouble, is like a
+rotten tooth, and weary foot,
+
+25:20. And one that looseth his garment in cold weather.  As vinegar
+upon nitre, so is he that singeth songs to a very evil heart.  As a moth
+doth by a garment, and a worm by the wood:  so the sadness of a man
+consumeth the heart.
+
+25:21. If thy enemy be hungry, give him to eat:  if he thirst, give him
+water to drink:
+
+25:22. For thou shalt heap hot coals upon his head, and the Lord will
+reward thee.
+
+25:23. The north wind driveth away rain, as doth a sad countenance a
+backbiting tongue.
+
+25:24. It is better to sit in a corner of the housetop:  than with a
+brawling woman, and in a common house.
+
+25:25. As cold water to a thirsty soul, so are good tidings from a far
+country.
+
+25:26. A just man falling down before the wicked, is as a fountain
+troubled with the foot and a corrupted spring.
+
+25:27. As it is not good for a man to eat much honey, so he that is a
+searcher of majesty shall be overwhelmed by glory.
+
+Majesty. . .Viz., of God.  For to search into that incomprehensible
+Majesty, and to pretend to sound the depths of the wisdom of God, is
+exposing our weak understanding to be blinded with an excess of light
+and glory, which it cannot comprehend.
+
+25:28. As a city that lieth open and is not compassed with walls, so is
+a man that cannot refrain his own spirit in speaking.
+
+
+
+Proverbs Chapter 26
+
+
+26:1. As snow in summer, and rain in harvest, so glory is not seemly
+for a fool.
+
+26:2. As a bird flying to other places, and a sparrow going here or
+there:  so a curse uttered without cause shall come upon a man.
+
+As a bird, etc. . .The meaning is, that a curse uttered without cause
+shall do no harm to the person that is cursed, but will return upon him
+that curseth, as whithersoever a bird flies, it returns to its own
+nest.
+
+26:3. A whip for a horse, and a snaffle for an ass, and a rod for the
+back of fools.
+
+26:4. Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou be made like
+him.
+
+Answer not a fool, etc. . .Viz., so as to imitate him but only so as to
+reprove his folly.
+
+26:5. Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he imagine himself to
+be wise.
+
+26:6. He that sendeth words by a foolish messenger, is lame of feet and
+drinketh iniquity.
+
+26:7. As a lame man hath fair legs in vain:  so a parable is unseemly in
+the mouth of fools.
+
+26:8. As he that casteth a stone into the heap of Mercury:  so is he
+that giveth honour to a fool.
+
+26:9. As if a thorn should grow in the hand of a drunkard:  so is a
+parable in the mouth of fools.
+
+26:10. Judgment determineth causes:  and he that putteth a fool to
+silence, appeaseth anger.
+
+26:11. As a dog that returneth to his vomit, so is the fool that
+repeateth his folly.
+
+26:12. Hast thou seen a man wise in his own conceit?  there shall be
+more hope of a fool than of him.
+
+26:13. The slothful man saith:  There is a lion in the way, and a
+lioness in the roads.
+
+26:14. As the door turneth upon its hinges, so doth the slothful upon
+his bed.
+
+26:15. The slothful hideth his hand under his armpit, and it grieveth
+him to turn it to his mouth.
+
+26:16. The sluggard is wiser in his own conceit, than seven men that
+speak sentences.
+
+26:17. As he that taketh a dog by the ears, so is he that passeth by in
+anger, and meddleth with another man's quarrel.
+
+26:18. As he is guilty that shooteth arrows, and lances unto death.
+
+26:19. So is the man that hurteth his friend deceitfully:  and when he
+is taken, saith:  I did it in jest.
+
+26:20. When the wood faileth, the fire shall go out:  and when the
+talebearer is taken away, contentions shall cease.
+
+26:21. As coals are to burning coals, and wood to fire, so an angry man
+stirreth up strife.
+
+26:22. The words of a talebearer are as it were simple, but they reach
+to the innermost parts of the belly.
+
+26:23. Swelling lips joined with a corrupt heart, are like an earthern
+vessel adorned with silver dross.
+
+26:24. An enemy is known by his lips, when in his heart he entertaineth
+deceit.
+
+26:25. When he shall speak low, trust him not:  because there are seven
+mischiefs in his heart.
+
+26:26. He that covereth hatred deceitfully, his malice shall be laid
+open in the public assembly.
+
+26:27. He that diggeth a pit, shall fall into it:  and he that rolleth a
+stone, it shall return to him.
+
+26:28. A deceitful tongue loveth not truth:  and a slippery mouth
+worketh ruin.
+
+
+
+Proverbs Chapter 27
+
+
+27:1. Boast not for to morrow, for thou knowest not what the day to
+come may bring forth.
+
+27:2. Let another praise thee, and not thy own mouth:  a stranger, and
+not thy own lips.
+
+27:3. A stone is heavy, and sand weighty:  but the anger of a fool is
+heavier than them both.
+
+27:4. Anger hath no mercy:  nor fury, when it breaketh forth:  and who
+can bear the violence of one provoked?
+
+27:5. Open rebuke is better than hidden love.
+
+27:6. Better are the wounds of a friend, than the deceitful kisses of
+an enemy.
+
+27:7. A soul that is full shall tread upon the honeycomb:  and a soul
+that is hungry shall take even bitter for sweet.
+
+27:8. As a bird that wandereth from her nest, so is a man that leaveth
+his place.
+
+27:9. Ointment and perfumes rejoice the heart:  and the good counsels of
+a friend are sweet to the soul.
+
+27:10. Thy own friend, and thy father's friend, forsake not:  and go not
+into thy brother's house in the day of thy affliction.  Better is a
+neighbour that is near than a brother afar off.
+
+27:11. Study wisdom, my son, and make my heart joyful, that thou mayst
+give an answer to him that reproacheth.
+
+27:12. The prudent man seeing evil hideth himself:  little ones passing
+on have suffered losses.
+
+27:13. Take away his garment that hath been surety for a stranger:  and
+take from him a pledge for strangers.
+
+27:14. He that blesseth his neighbour with a loud voice, rising in the
+night, shall be like to him that curseth.
+
+27:15. Roofs dropping through in a cold day, and a contentious woman
+are alike.
+
+27:16. He that retaineth her, is as he that would hold the wind, and
+shall call the oil of his right hand.
+
+27:17. Iron sharpeneth iron, so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his
+friend.
+
+27:18. He that keepeth the fig tree, shall eat the fruit thereof:  and
+he that is the keeper of his master, shall be glorified.
+
+27:19. As the faces of them that look therein, shine in the water, so
+the hearts of men are laid open to the wise.
+
+27:20. Hell and destruction are never filled:  so the eyes of men are
+never satisfied.
+
+27:21. As silver is tried in the fining-pot, and gold in the furnace:
+so a man is tried by the mouth of him that praiseth.  The heart of the
+wicked seeketh after evils, but the righteous heart seeketh after
+knowledge.
+
+27:22. Though thou shouldst bray a fool in the mortar, as when a pestle
+striketh upon sodden barley, his folly would not be taken from him.
+
+27:23. Be diligent to know the countenance of thy cattle, and consider
+thy own flocks:
+
+27:24. For thou shalt not always have power:  but a crown shall be given
+to generation and generation.
+
+27:25. The meadows are open, and the green herbs have appeared, and the
+hay is gathered out of the mountains.
+
+27:26. Lambs are for thy clothing:  and kids for the price of the field.
+
+27:27. Let the milk of the goats be enough for thy food, and for the
+necessities of thy house, and for maintenance for thy handmaids.
+
+
+
+Proverbs Chapter 28
+
+
+28:1. The wicked man fleeth, when no man pursueth:  but the just, bold
+as a lion, shall be without dread.
+
+28:2. For the sins of the land many are the princes thereof:  and for
+the wisdom of a man, and the knowledge of those things that are said,
+the life of the prince shall be prolonged.
+
+28:3. A poor man that oppresseth the poor, is like a violent shower,
+which bringeth a famine.
+
+28:4. They that forsake the law, praise the wicked man:  they that keep
+it, are incensed against him.
+
+28:5. Evil men think not on judgment:  but they that seek after the
+Lord, take notice of all things.
+
+28:6. Better is the poor man walking in his simplicity, than the rich
+in crooked ways.
+
+28:7. He that keepeth the law, is a wise son:  but he that feedeth
+gluttons, shameth his father.
+
+28:8. He that heapeth together riches by usury and loan, gathereth them
+for him that will be bountiful to the poor.
+
+28:9. He that turneth away his ears from hearing the law, his prayer
+shall be an abomination.
+
+28:10. He that deceiveth the just in a wicked way, shall fall in his
+own destruction:  and the upright shall possess his goods.
+
+28:11. The rich man seemeth to himself wise:  but the poor man that is
+prudent shall search him out.
+
+28:12. In the joy of the just there is great glory:  when the wicked
+reign, men are ruined.
+
+28:13. He that hideth his sins, shall not prosper:  but he that shall
+confess, and forsake them, shall obtain mercy.
+
+28:14. Blessed is the man that is always fearful:  but he that is
+hardened in mind shall fall into evil.
+
+28:15. As a roaring lion, and a hungry bear, so is a wicked prince over
+the poor people.
+
+28:16. A prince void of prudence shall oppress many by calumny:  but he
+that hateth covetousness, shall prolong his days.
+
+28:17. A man that doth violence to the blood of a person, if he flee
+even to the pit, no man will stay him.
+
+28:18. He that walketh uprightly, shall be saved:  he that is perverse
+in his ways, shall fall at once.
+
+28:19. He that tilleth his ground, shall be filled with bread:  but he
+that followeth idleness, shall be filled with poverty.
+
+28:20. A faithful man shall be much praised:  but he that maketh haste
+to be rich, shall not be innocent.
+
+28:21. He that hath respect to a person in judgment, doth not well:
+such a man even for a morsel of bread forsaketh the truth.
+
+28:22. A man that maketh haste to be rich, and envieth others, is
+ignorant that poverty shall come upon him.
+
+28:23. He that rebuketh a man, shall afterward find favour with him,
+more than he that by a flattering tongue deceiveth him.
+
+28:24. He that stealeth any thing from his father, or from his mother:
+and saith, This is no sin, is the partner of a murderer.
+
+28:26. He that boasteth and puffeth up himself, stirreth up quarrels:
+but he that trusteth in the Lord, shall be healed.
+
+28:26. He that trusteth in his own heart, is a fool:  but he that
+walketh wisely, he shall be saved.
+
+28:27. He that giveth to the poor shall not want:  he that despiseth his
+entreaty, shall suffer indigence.
+
+28:28. When the wicked rise up, men shall hide themselves:  when they
+perish, the just shall be multiplied.
+
+
+
+Proverbs Chapter 29
+
+
+29:1. The man that with a stiff neck despiseth him that reproveth him,
+shall suddenly be destroyed:  and health shall not follow him.
+
+29:2. When just men increase, the people shall rejoice:  when the wicked
+shall bear rule, the people shall mourn.
+
+29:3. A man that loveth wisdom, rejoiceth his father:  but he that
+maintaineth harlots, shall squander away his substance.
+
+29:4. A just king setteth up the land:  a covetous man shall destroy it.
+
+29:5. A man that speaketh to his friend with flattering and dissembling
+words, spreadeth a net for his feet.
+
+29:6. A snare shall entangle the wicked man when he sinneth:  and the
+just shall praise and rejoice.
+
+29:7. The just taketh notice of the cause of the poor:  the wicked is
+void of knowledge.
+
+29:8. Corrupt men bring a city to ruin:  but wise men turn away wrath.
+
+29:9. If a wise man contend with a fool, whether he be angry, or laugh,
+he shall find no rest.
+
+29:10. Bloodthirsty men hate the upright:  but just men seek his soul.
+
+29:11. A fool uttereth all his mind:  a wise man deferreth, and keepeth
+it till afterwards.
+
+29:12. A prince that gladly heareth lying words, hath all his servants
+wicked.
+
+29:13. The poor man and the creditor have met one another:  the Lord is
+the enlightener of them both.
+
+29:14. The king that judgeth the poor in truth, his throne shall be
+established for ever.
+
+29:15. The rod and reproof give wisdom:  but the child that is left to
+his own will, bringeth his mother to shame.
+
+29:16. When the wicked are multiplied, crimes shall be multiplied:  but
+the just shall see their downfall.
+
+29:17. Instruct thy son and he shall refresh thee, and shall give
+delight to thy soul.
+
+29:18. When prophecy shall fail, the people shall be scattered abroad:
+but he that keepeth the law, is blessed.
+
+29:19. A slave will not be corrected by words:  because he understandeth
+what thou sayest, and will not answer.
+
+29:20. Hast thou seen a man hasty to speak?  folly is rather to be
+looked for, than his amendment.
+
+29:21. He that nourisheth his servant delicately from his childhood,
+afterwards shall find him stubborn.
+
+29:22. A passionate man provoketh quarrels:  and he that is easily
+stirred up to wrath, shall be more prone to sin.
+
+29:23. Humiliation followeth the proud:  and glory shall uphold the
+humble of spirit.
+
+29:24. He that is partaker with a thief, hateth his own soul:  he
+heareth one putting him to his oath, and discovereth not.
+
+29:25. He that feareth man shall quickly fall:  he that trusteth in the
+Lord, shall be set on high.
+
+29:26. Many seek the face of the prince:  but the judgment of every one
+cometh forth from the Lord.
+
+29:27. The just abhor a wicked man:  and the wicked loathe them that are
+in the right way.  The son that keepeth the word, shall be free from
+destruction.
+
+
+
+Proverbs Chapter 30
+
+
+The wise man thinketh humbly of himself.  His prayer and sentiments upon
+certain virtues and vices.
+
+30:1. The words of Gatherer the son of Vomiter.  The vision which the
+man spoke, with whom God is, and who being strengthened by God, abiding
+with him, said:
+
+Gatherer, etc. . .Or, as it is in the Latin, Congregans the son of
+Vomens.  The Latin interpreter has given us in this place the
+signification of the Hebrew names, instead of the names themselves,
+which are in the Hebrew, Agur the son of Jakeh.  But whether this Agur
+be the same person as Solomon, as many think, or a different person,
+whose doctrine was adopted by Solomon, and inserted among his parables
+or proverbs, is uncertain.
+
+30:2. I am the most foolish of men, and the wisdom of men is not with
+me.
+
+30:3. I have not learned wisdom, and have not known the science of
+saints.
+
+30:4. Who hath ascended up into heaven, and descended?  who hath held
+the wind in his hands?  who hath bound up the waters together as in a
+garment?  who hath raised up all the borders of the earth?  what is his
+name, and what is the name of his son, if thou knowest?
+
+30:5. Every word of God is fire tried:  he is a buckler to them that
+hope in him.
+
+Is fire tried. . .That is, most pure, like gold purified by fire.
+
+30:6. Add not any thing to his words, lest thou be reproved and found a
+liar:
+
+30:7. Two things I have asked of thee, deny them not to me before I
+die.
+
+30:8. Remove far from me vanity, and lying words.  Give me neither
+beggary, nor riches:  give me only the necessaries of life:
+
+30:9. Lest perhaps being filled, I should be tempted to deny, and say:
+Who is the Lord?  or being compelled by poverty, I should steal, and
+forswear the name of my God.
+
+30:10. Accuse not a servant to his master, lest he curse thee, and thou
+fall.
+
+30:11. There is a generation that curseth their father, and doth not
+bless their mother.
+
+30:12. A generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet are not
+washed from their filthiness.
+
+30:13. A generation, whose eyes are lofty, and their eyelids lifted up
+on high.
+
+30:14. A generation that for teeth hath swords, and grindeth with their
+jaw teeth, to devour the needy from off the earth, and the poor from
+among men.
+
+30:15. The horseleech hath two daughters that say:  Bring, bring.  There
+are three things that never are satisfied, and the fourth never saith:
+It is enough.
+
+The horseleech. . .Concupiscence, which hath two daughters that are
+never satisfied, viz., lust and avarice.
+
+30:16. Hell and the mouth of the womb, and the earth which is not
+satisfied with water:  and the fire never saith:  It is enough.
+
+30:17. The eye that mocketh at his father, and that despiseth the
+labour of his mother in bearing him, let the ravens of the brooks pick
+it out, and the young eagles eat it.
+
+30:18. Three things are hard to me, and the fourth I am utterly
+ignorant of.
+
+30:19. The way of an eagle in the air, the way of a serpent upon a
+rock, the way of a ship in the midst of the sea, and the way of a man
+in youth.
+
+30:20. Such also is the way of an adulterous woman, who eateth and
+wipeth her mouth, and saith:  I have done no evil.
+
+30:21. By three things the earth is disturbed, and the fourth it cannot
+bear.
+
+30:22. By a slave when he reigneth:  by a fool when be is filled with
+meat:
+
+30:23. By an odious woman when she is married:  and by a bondwoman when
+she is heir to her mistress.
+
+30:24. There are four very little things of the earth, and they are
+wiser than the wise.
+
+30:25. The ants, a feeble people, which provide themselves food in the
+harvest:
+
+30:26. The rabbit, a weak people, which maketh its bed in the rock:
+
+30:27. The locust hath no king, yet they all go out by their bands:
+
+30:28. The stellio supporteth itself on hands, and dwelleth in kings'
+houses.
+
+The stellio. . .A kind of house lizard marked with spots like stars,
+from whence it has its name.
+
+30:19. There are three things, which go well, and the fourth that
+walketh happily:
+
+30:30. A lion, the strongest of beasts, who hath no fear of any thing
+he meeteth:
+
+30:31. A cock girded about the loins:  and a ram:  and a king, whom none
+can resist.
+
+30:32. There is that hath appeared a fool after he was lifted up on
+high:  for if he had understood, he would have laid his hand upon his
+mouth.
+
+30:33. And he that strongly squeezeth the paps to bring out milk,
+straineth out butter:  and he that violently bloweth his nose, bringeth
+out blood:  and he that provoketh wrath, bringeth forth strife.
+
+
+
+Proverbs Chapter 31
+
+
+An exhortation to chastity, temperance, and works of mercy; with the
+praise of a wise woman.
+
+31:1. The words of king Lamuel.  The vision wherewith his mother
+instructed him.
+
+Lamuel. . .This name signifies God with him, and is supposed to have
+been one of the names of Solomon.
+
+31:2. What, O my beloved, what, O the beloved of my womb, what, O the
+beloved of my vows?
+
+31:3. Give not thy substance to women, and thy riches to destroy kings.
+
+31:4. Give not to kings, O Lamuel, give not wine to kings:  because
+there is no secret where drunkenness reigneth:
+
+31:5. And lest they drink and forget judgments, and pervert the cause
+of the children of the poor.
+
+31:6. Give strong drink to them that are sad; and wine to them that are
+grieved in mind:
+
+31:7. Let them drink, and forget their want, and remember their sorrow
+no more.
+
+31:8. Open thy mouth for the dumb, and for the causes of all the
+children that pass.
+
+31:9. Open thy mouth, decree that which is just, and do justice to the
+needy and poor.
+
+31:10. Who shall find a valiant woman?  far, and from the uttermost
+coasts is the price of her.
+
+31:11. The heart of her husband trusteth in her, and he shall have no
+need of spoils.
+
+31:12. She will render him good, and not evil all the days of her life.
+
+31:13. She hath sought wool and flax, and hath wrought by the counsel
+of her hands.
+
+31:14. She is like the merchant's ship, she bringeth her bread from
+afar.
+
+31:15. And she hath risen in the night, and given a prey to her
+household, and victuals to her maidens.
+
+31:16. She hath considered a field, and bought it:  with the fruit of
+her hands she hath planted a vineyard.
+
+31:17. She hath girded her loins with strength, and hath strengthened
+her arm.
+
+31:18. She hath tasted, and seen that her traffic is good:  her lamp
+shall not be put out in the night.
+
+31:19. She hath put out her hand to strong things, and her fingers have
+taken hold of the spindle.
+
+31:20. She hath opened her hand to the needy, and stretched out her
+hands to the poor.
+
+31:21. She shall not fear for her house in the cold of snow:  for all
+her domestics are clothed with double garments.
+
+31:22. She hath made for herself clothing of tapestry:  fine linen, and
+purple, is her covering.
+
+31:23. Her husband is honourable in the gates, when he sitteth among
+the senators of the land.
+
+31:24. She made fine linen, and sold it, and delivered a girdle to the
+Chanaanite.
+
+The Chanaanite. . .The merchant, for Chanaanite, in Hebrew, signifies a
+merchant.
+
+31:25. Strength and beauty are her clothing, and she shall laugh in the
+latter day.
+
+31:26. She hath opened her mouth to wisdom, and the law of clemency is
+on her tongue.
+
+31:27. She hath looked well on the paths of her house, and hath not
+eaten her bread idle.
+
+31:28. Her children rose up, and called her blessed:  her husband, and
+he praised her.
+
+31:29. Many daughters have gathered together riches:  thou hast
+surpassed them all.
+
+31:30. Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain:  the woman that feareth
+the Lord, she shall be praised.
+
+31:31. Give her of the fruit of her hands:  and let her works praise her
+in the gates.
+
+
+
+
+ECCLESIASTES
+
+
+
+This Book is called Ecclesiastes, or The Preacher, (in Hebrew,
+Coheleth,) because in it, Solomon, as an excellent preacher, setteth
+forth the vanity of the things of this world:  to withdraw the hearts
+and affections of men from such empty toys.
+
+
+
+Ecclesiastes Chapter 1
+
+
+The vanity of all temporal things.
+
+1:1. The words of Ecclesiastes, the son of David, king of Jerusalem.
+
+1:2. Vanity of vanities, said Ecclesiastes:  vanity of vanities, and all
+is vanity.
+
+1:3. What hath a man more of all his labour, that he taketh under the
+sun?
+
+1:4. One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh:  but
+the earth standeth for ever.
+
+1:5. The sun riseth, and goeth down, and returneth to his place:  and
+there rising again,
+
+1:6. Maketh his round by the south, and turneth again to the north:  the
+spirit goeth forward surveying all places round about, and returneth to
+his circuits.
+
+1:7. All the rivers run into the sea, yet the sea doth not overflow:
+unto the place from whence the rivers come, they return, to flow again.
+
+1:8. All things are hard:  man cannot explain them by word.  The eye is
+not filled with seeing, neither is the ear filled with hearing.
+
+1:9. What is it that hath been?  the same thing that shall be.  What is
+it that hath been done?  the same that shall be done.
+
+1:10. Nothing under the sun is new, neither is any man able to say:
+Behold this is new:  for it hath already gone before in the ages that
+were before us.
+
+1:11. There is no remembrance of former things:  nor indeed of those
+things which hereafter are to come, shall there be any remembrance with
+them that shall be in the latter end.
+
+1:12. I Ecclesiastes was king over Israel in Jerusalem,
+
+1:13. And I proposed in my mind to seek and search out wisely
+concerning all things that are done under the sun.  This painful
+occupation hath God given to the children of men, to be exercised
+therein.
+
+1:14. I have seen all things that are done under the sun, and behold
+all is vanity, and vexation of spirit.
+
+1:15. The perverse are hard to be corrected, and the number of fools is
+infinite.
+
+1:16. I have spoken in my heart, saying:  Behold I am become great, and
+have gone beyond all in wisdom, that were before me in Jerusalem:  and
+my mind hath contemplated many things wisely, and I have learned.
+
+1:17. And I have given my heart to know prudence, and learning, and
+errors, and folly:  and I have perceived that in these also there was
+labour, and vexation of spirit,
+
+1:18. Because in much wisdom there is much indignation:  and he that
+addeth knowledge, addeth also labour.
+
+
+
+Ecclesiastes Chapter 2
+
+
+The vanity of pleasures, riches, and worldly labours.
+
+2:1. I said in my heart:  I will go, and abound with delights, and enjoy
+good things.  And I saw that this also was vanity.
+
+2:2. Laughter I counted error:  and to mirth I said:  Why art thou vainly
+deceived?
+
+2:3. I thought in my heart, to withdraw my flesh from wine, that I
+might turn my mind to wisdom, and might avoid folly, till I might see
+what was profitable for the children of men:  and what they ought to do
+under the sun, all the days of their life.
+
+2:4. I made me great works, I built me houses, and planted vineyards,
+
+2:5. I made gardens, and orchards, and set them with trees of all
+kinds,
+
+2:6. And I made me ponds of water, to water therewith the wood of the
+young trees,
+
+2:7. I got me menservants, and maidservants, and had a great family:
+and herds of oxen, and great flocks of sheep, above all that were
+before me in Jerusalem:
+
+2:8. I heaped together for myself silver and gold, and the wealth of
+kings, and provinces:  I made me singing men, and singing women, and the
+delights of the sons of men, cups and vessels to serve to pour out
+wine:
+
+2:9. And I surpassed in riches all that were before me in Jerusalem:  my
+wisdom also remained with me.
+
+2:10. And whatsoever my eyes desired, I refused them not:  and I
+withheld not my heart from enjoying every pleasure, and delighting
+itself in the things which I had prepared:  and esteemed this my
+portion, to make use of my own labour.
+
+2:11. And when I turned myself to all the works which my hands had
+wrought, and to the labours wherein I had laboured in vain, I saw in
+all things vanity, and vexation of mind, and that nothing was lasting
+under the sun.
+
+2:12. I passed further to behold wisdom, and errors and folly, (What is
+man, said I that he can follow the King his maker?)
+
+2:13. And I saw that wisdom excelled folly, as much as light differeth
+from darkness.
+
+2:14. The eyes of a wise man are in his head:  the fool walketh in
+darkness:  and I learned that they were to die both alike.
+
+2:15. And I said in my heart:  If the death of the fool and mine shall
+be one, what doth it avail me, that I have applied myself more to the
+study of wisdom?  And speaking with my own mind, I perceived that this
+also was vanity.
+
+2:16. For there shall be no remembrance of the wise no more than of the
+fool forever, and the times to come shall cover all things together
+with oblivion:  the learned dieth in like manner as the unlearned.
+
+2:17. And therefore I was weary of my life, when I saw that all things
+under the sun are evil, and all vanity and vexation of spirit.
+
+2:18. Again I hated all my application wherewith I had earnestly
+laboured under the sun, being like to have an heir after me,
+
+2:19. Whom I know not whether he will be a wise man or a fool, and he
+shall have rule over all my labours with which I have laboured and been
+solicitous:  and is there anything so vain?
+
+2:20. Wherefore I left off and my heart renounced labouring anymore
+under the sun.
+
+2:21. For when a man laboureth in wisdom, and knowledge, and
+carefulness, he leaveth what he hath gotten to an idle man:  so this
+also is vanity, and a great evil.
+
+2:22. For what profit shall a man have of all his labour, and vexation
+of spirit, with which he hath been tormented under the sun?
+
+2:23. All his days are full of sorrows and miseries, even in the night
+he doth not rest in mind:  and is not this vanity?
+
+2:24. Is it not better to eat and drink, and to shew his soul good
+things of his labours?  and this is from the hand of God.
+
+2:25. Who shall so feast and abound with delights as I?
+
+2:26. God hath given to a man that is good in his sight, wisdom, and
+knowledge, and joy:  but to the sinner he hath given vexation, and
+superfluous care, to heap up and to gather together, and to give it to
+him that hath pleased God:  but this also is vanity, and a fruitless
+solicitude of the mind.
+
+
+
+Ecclesiastes Chapter 3
+
+
+All human things are liable to perpetual changes.  We are to rest on
+God's providence, and cast away fruitless cares.
+
+3:1. All things have their season, and in their times all things pass
+under heaven.
+
+3:2. A time to be born and a time to die.  A time to plant, and a time
+to pluck up that which is planted.
+
+3:3. A time to kill, and a time to heal.  A time to destroy, and a time
+to build.
+
+3:4. A time to weep, and a time to laugh.  A time to mourn, and a time
+to dance.
+
+3:5. A time to scatter stones, and a time to gather.  A time to embrace,
+and a time to be far from embraces.
+
+3:6. A time to get, and a time to lose.  A time to keep, and a time to
+cast away.
+
+3:7. A time to rend, and a time to sew.  A time to keep silence, and a
+time to speak.
+
+3:8. A time of love, and a time of hatred.  A time of war, and a time of
+peace.
+
+3:9. What hath man more of his labour?
+
+3:10. I have seen the trouble, which God hath given the sons of men to
+be exercised in it.
+
+3:11. He hath made all things good in their time, and hath delivered
+the world to their consideration, so that man cannot find out the work
+which God hath made from the beginning to the end.
+
+3:12. And I have known that there was no better thing than to rejoice,
+and to do well in this life.
+
+3:13. For every man that eateth and drinketh, and seeth good of his
+labour, this is the gift of God.
+
+3:14. I have learned that all the works which God hath made, continue
+for ever:  we cannot add any thing, nor take away from those things
+which God hath made that he may be feared.
+
+3:15. That which hath been made, the same continueth:  the things that
+shall be, have already been:  and God restoreth that which is past.
+
+3:16. I saw under the sun in the place of judgment wickedness, and in
+the place of justice iniquity.
+
+3:17. And I said in my heart:  God shall judge both the just and the
+wicked, and then shall be the time of every thing.
+
+3:18. I said in my heart concerning the sons of men, that God would
+prove them, and shew them to be like beasts.
+
+3:19. Therefore the death of man, and of beasts is one, and the
+condition of them both is equal:  as man dieth, so they also die:  all
+things breathe alike, and man hath nothing more than beast:  all things
+are subject to vanity.
+
+Man hath nothing more, etc. . .Viz., as to the life of the body.
+
+3:20. And all things go to one place:  of earth they were made, and into
+earth they return together.
+
+3:21. Who knoweth if the spirit of the children of Adam ascend upward,
+and if the spirit of the beasts descend downward?
+
+Who knoweth, etc. . .Viz., experimentally:  since no one in this life can
+see a spirit.  But as to the spirit of the beasts, which is merely
+animal, and become extinct by the death of the beast, who can tell the
+manner it acts so as to give life and motion, and by death to descend
+downward, that is, to be no more?
+
+3:22. And I have found that nothing is better than for a man to rejoice
+in his work, and that this is his portion.  For who shall bring him to
+know the things that shall be after him?
+
+
+
+Ecclesiastes Chapter 4
+
+
+Other instances of human miseries.
+
+4:1. I turned myself to other things, and I saw the oppressions that
+are done under the sun, and the tears of the innocent, and they had no
+comforter; and they were not able to resist their violence, being
+destitute of help from any.
+
+4:2. And I praised the dead rather than the living:
+
+4:3. And I judged him happier than them both, that is not yet born, nor
+hath seen the evils that are done under the sun.
+
+4:4. Again I considered all the labours of men, and I remarked that
+their industries are exposed to the envy of their neighbour:  so in this
+also there is vanity, and fruitless care.
+
+4:5. The fool foldeth his hands together, and eateth his own flesh,
+saying:
+
+4:6. Better is a handful with rest, than both hands full with labour,
+and vexation of mind.
+
+4:7. Considering I found also another vanity under the sun:
+
+4:8. There is but one, and he hath not a second, no child, no brother,
+and yet he ceaseth not to labour, neither are his eyes satisfied with
+riches, neither doth he reflect, saying:  For whom do I labour, and
+defraud my soul of good things?  in this also is vanity, and a grievous
+vexation.
+
+4:9. It is better therefore that two should be together, than one:  for
+they have the advantage of their society:
+
+4:10. If one fall he shall be supported by the other:  woe to him that
+is alone, for when he falleth, he hath none to lift him up.
+
+4:11. And if two lie together, they shall warm one another:  how shall
+one alone be warmed?
+
+4:12. And if a man prevail against one, two shall withstand him:  a
+threefold cord is not easily broken.
+
+4:13. Better is a child that is poor and wise, than a king that is old
+and foolish, who knoweth not to foresee for hereafter.
+
+4:14. Because out of prison and chains sometimes a man cometh forth to
+a kingdom:  and another born king is consumed with poverty.
+
+4:15. I saw all men living, that walk under the sun with the second
+young man, who shall rise up in his place.
+
+4:16. The number of the people, of all that were before him is
+infinite:  and they that shall come afterwards, shall not rejoice in
+him:  but this also is vanity, and vexation of spirit.
+
+4:17. Keep thy foot, when thou goest into the house of God, and draw
+nigh to hear.  For much better is obedience, than the victims of fools,
+who know not what evil they do.
+
+
+
+Ecclesiastes Chapter 5
+
+
+Caution in words.  Vows are to be paid.  Riches are often pernicious:
+the moderate use of them is the gift of God.
+
+5:1. Speak not any thing rashly, and let not thy heart be hasty to
+utter a word before God.  For God is in heaven, and thou upon earth:
+therefore let thy words be few.
+
+5:2. Dreams follow many cares:  and in many words shall be found folly.
+
+5:3. If thou hast vowed any thing to God, defer not to pay it:  for an
+unfaithful and foolish promise displeaseth him:  but whatsoever thou
+hast vowed, pay it.
+
+5:4. And it is much better not to vow, than after a vow not to perform
+the things promised.
+
+5:5. Give not thy mouth to cause thy flesh to sin:  and say not before
+the angel:  There is no providence:  lest God be angry at thy words, and
+destroy all the works of thy hands.
+
+5:6. Where there are many dreams, there are many vanities, and words
+without number:  but do thou fear God.
+
+5:7. If thou shalt see the oppressions of the poor, and violent
+judgments, and justice perverted in the province, wonder not at this
+matter:  for he that is high hath another higher, and there are others
+still higher than these:
+
+5:8. Moreover there is the king that reigneth over all the land subject
+to him.
+
+5:9. A covetous man shall not be satisfied with money:  and he that
+loveth riches shall reap no fruit from them:  so this also is vanity.
+
+5:10. Where there are great riches, there are also many to eat them.
+And what doth it profit the owner, but that he seeth the riches with
+his eyes?
+
+5:11. Sleep is sweet to a labouring man, whether he eat little or much:
+but the fulness of the rich will not suffer him to sleep.
+
+5:12. There is also another grievous evil, which I have seen under the
+sun:  riches kept to the hurt of the owner.
+
+5:13. For they are lost with very great affliction:  he hath begotten a
+son, who shall be in extremity of want.
+
+5:14. As he came forth naked from his mother's womb, so shall he
+return, and shall take nothing away with him of his labour.
+
+5:15. A most deplorable evil:  as he came, so shall he return.  What then
+doth it profit him that he hath laboured for the wind?
+
+5:16. All the days of his life he eateth in darkness, and in many
+cares, and in misery, and sorrow.
+
+5:17. This therefore hath seemed good to me, that a man should eat and
+drink, and enjoy the fruit of his labour, wherewith he hath laboured
+under the sun, all the days of his life, which God hath given him:  and
+this is his portion.
+
+5:18. And every man to whom God hath given riches, and substance, and
+hath given him power to eat thereof, and to enjoy his portion, and to
+rejoice of his labour:  this is the gift of God.
+
+5:19. For he shall not much remember the days of his life, because God
+entertaineth his heart with delight.
+
+
+
+Ecclesiastes Chapter 6
+
+
+The misery of the covetous man.
+
+6:1. There is also another evil, which I have seen under the sun, and
+that frequent among men:
+
+6:2. A man to whom God hath given riches, and substance, and honour,
+and his soul wanteth nothing of all that he desireth:  yet God doth not
+give him power to eat thereof, but a stranger shall eat it up.  This is
+vanity and a great misery.
+
+6:3. If a man beget a hundred children, and live many years, and attain
+to a great age, and his soul make no use of the goods of his substance,
+and he be without burial:  of this man I pronounce, that the untimely
+born is better than he.
+
+6:4. For he came in vain, and goeth to darkness, and his name shall be
+wholly forgotten.
+
+6:5. He hath not seen the sun, nor known the distance of good and evil:
+
+6:6. Although he lived two thousand years, and hath not enjoyed good
+things:  do not all make haste to one place?
+
+6:7. All the labour of man is for his mouth, but his soul shall not be
+filled.
+
+6:8. What hath the wise man more than the fool?  and what the poor man,
+but to go thither, where there is life?
+
+6:9. Better it is to see what thou mayst desire, than to desire that
+which thou canst not know.  But this also is vanity, and presumption of
+spirit.
+
+6:10. He that shall be, his name is already called:  and it is known,
+that he is a man, and cannot contend in judgment with him that is
+stronger than himself.
+
+6:11. There are many words that have much vanity in disputing.
+
+
+
+Ecclesiastes Chapter 7
+
+
+Prescriptions against worldly vanities:  mortification, patience, and
+seeking wisdom.
+
+7:1. What needeth a man to seek things that are above him, whereas he
+knoweth not what is profitable for him in his life, in all the days of
+his pilgrimage, and the time that passeth like a shadow?  Or who can
+tell him what shall be after him under the sun?
+
+7:2. A good name is better than precious ointments:  and the day of
+death than the day of one's birth.
+
+7:3. It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to the house of
+feasting:  for in that we are put in mind of the end of all, and the
+living thinketh what is to come.
+
+7:4. Anger is better than laughter:  because by the sadness of the
+countenance the mind of the offender is corrected.
+
+Anger. . .That is, correction, or just wrath and zeal against evil.
+
+7:5. The heart of the wise is where there is mourning, and the heart of
+fools where there is mirth.
+
+7:6. It is better to be rebuked by a wise man, than to be deceived by
+the flattery of fools.
+
+7:7. For as the crackling of thorns burning under a pot, so is the
+laughter of a fool:  now this also is vanity.
+
+7:8. Oppression troubleth the wise, and shall destroy the strength of
+his heart.
+
+7:9. Better is the end of a speech than the beginning.  Better is the
+patient man than the presumptuous.
+
+7:10. Be not quickly angry:  for anger resteth in the bosom of a fool.
+
+7:11. Say not:  What thinkest thou is the cause that former times were
+better than they are now?  for this manner of question is foolish.
+
+7:12. Wisdom with riches is more profitable, and bringeth more
+advantage to them that see the sun.
+
+7:13. For as wisdom is a defence, so money is a defence:  but learning
+and wisdom excel in this, that they give life to him that possesseth
+them.
+
+7:14. Consider the works of God, that no man can correct whom he hath
+despised.
+
+7:15. In the good day enjoy good things, and beware beforehand of the
+evil day:  for God hath made both the one and the other, that man may
+not find against him any just complaint.
+
+7:16. These things also I saw in the days of my vanity:  A just man
+perisheth in his justice, and a wicked man liveth a long time in his
+wickedness.
+
+7:17. Be not over just:  and be not more wise than is necessary, lest
+thou become stupid.
+
+Over just. . .Viz., By an excessive rigour in censuring the ways of God
+in bearing with the wicked.
+
+7:18. Be not overmuch wicked:  and be not foolish, lest thou die before
+thy time.
+
+Be not overmuch wicked. . .That is, lest by the greatness of your sin
+you leave no room for mercy.
+
+7:19. It is good that thou shouldst hold up the just, yea and from him
+withdraw not thy hand:  for he that feareth God, neglecteth nothing.
+
+7:20. Wisdom hath strengthened the wise more than ten princes of the
+city.
+
+7:21. For there is no just man upon earth, that doth good, and sinneth
+not.
+
+7:22. But do not apply thy heart to all words that are spoken:  lest
+perhaps thou hear thy servant reviling thee.
+
+7:23. For thy conscience knoweth that thou also hast often spoken evil
+of others.
+
+7:24. I have tried all things in wisdom.  I have said:  I will be wise:
+and it departed farther from me,
+
+7:25. Much more than it was:  it is a great depth, who shall find it
+out?
+
+7:26. I have surveyed all things with my mind, to know, and consider,
+and seek out wisdom and reason:  and to know the wickedness of the fool,
+and the error of the imprudent:
+
+7:27. And I have found a woman more bitter than death, who is the
+hunter's snare, and her heart is a net, and her hands are bands.  He
+that pleaseth God shall escape from her:  but he that is a sinner, shall
+be caught by her.
+
+7:28. Lo this have I found, said Ecclesiastes, weighing one thing after
+another, that I might find out the account,
+
+7:29. Which yet my soul seeketh, and I have not found it.  One man among
+a thousand I have found, a woman among them all I have not found.
+
+7:30. Only this I have found, that God made man right, and he hath
+entangled himself with an infinity of questions.  Who is as the wise
+man?  and who hath known the resolution of the word?
+
+Of the word. . .That is, of this obscure and difficult matter.
+
+
+
+Ecclesiastes Chapter 8
+
+
+True wisdom is to observe God's commandments.  The ways of God are
+unsearchable.
+
+8:1. The wisdom of a man shineth in his countenance, and the most
+mighty will change his face.
+
+8:2. I observe the mouth of the king, and the commandments of the oath
+of God.
+
+8:3. Be not hasty to depart from his face, and do not continue in an
+evil work:  for he will do all that pleaseth him:
+
+8:4. And his word is full of power:  neither can any man say to him:  Why
+dost thou so?
+
+8:5. He that keepeth the commandment, shall find no evil.  The heart of
+a wiser man understandeth time and answer.
+
+8:6. There is a time and opportunity for every business, and great
+affliction for man:
+
+8:7. Because he is ignorant of things past, and things to come he
+cannot know by any messenger.
+
+8:8. It is not in man's power to stop the spirit, neither hath he power
+in the day of death, neither is he suffered to rest when war is at
+hand, neither shall wickedness save the wicked.
+
+8:9. All these things I have considered, and applied my heart to all
+the works that are done under the sun.  Sometimes one man ruleth over
+another to his own hurt.
+
+8:10. I saw the wicked buried:  who also when they were yet living were
+in the holy place, and were praised in the city as men of just works:
+but this also is vanity.
+
+8:11. For because sentence is not speedily pronounced against the evil,
+the children of men commit evils without any fear.
+
+8:12. But though a sinner do evil a hundred times, and by patience be
+borne withal, I know from thence that it shall be well with them that
+fear God, who dread his face.
+
+8:13. But let it not be well with the wicked, neither let his days be
+prolonged, but as a shadow let them pass away that fear not the face of
+the Lord.
+
+8:14. There is also another vanity, which is done upon the earth.  There
+are just men to whom evils happen, as though they had done the works of
+the wicked:  and there are wicked men, who are as secure as though they
+had the deeds of the just:  but this also I judge most vain.
+
+8:15. Therefore I commended mirth, because there was no good for a man
+under the sun, but to eat, and drink, and be merry, and that he should
+take nothing else with him of his labour in the days of his life, which
+God hath given him under the sun.
+
+No good for a man, etc. . .Some commentators think the wise man here
+speaks in the person of the libertine:  representing the objections of
+these men against divine providence, and the inferences they draw from
+thence, which he takes care afterwards to refute.  But it may also be
+said, that his meaning is to commend the moderate use of the goods of
+this world, preferably to the cares and solicitudes of worldlings,
+their attachment to vanity and curiosity, and presumptuously diving
+into the unsearchable ways of divine providence.
+
+8:16. And I applied my heart to know wisdom, and to understand the
+distraction that is upon earth:  for there are some that day and night
+take no sleep with their eyes.
+
+8:17. And I understood that man can find no reason of all those works
+of God that are done under the sun:  and the more he shall labour to
+seek, so much the less shall he find:  yea, though the wise man shall
+say, that he knoweth it, he shall not be able to find it.
+
+
+
+Ecclesiastes Chapter 9
+
+
+Man knows not certainty that he is in God's grace.  After death no more
+work or merit.
+
+9:1. All these things have I considered in my heart, that I might
+carefully understand them:  there are just men and wise men, and their
+works are in the hand of God:  and yet man knoweth not whether he be
+worthy of love, or hatred:
+
+9:2. But all things are kept uncertain for the time to come, because
+all things equally happen to the just and to the wicked, to the good
+and to the evil, to the clean and to the unclean, to him that offereth
+victims, and to him that despiseth sacrifices.  As the good is, so also
+is the sinner:  as the perjured, so he also that sweareth truth.
+
+9:3. This is a very great evil among all things that are done under the
+sun, that the same things happen to all men:  whereby also the hearts of
+the children of men are filled with evil, and with contempt while they
+live, and afterwards they shall be brought down to hell.
+
+9:4. There is no man that liveth always, or that hopeth for this:  a
+living dog is better than a dead lion.
+
+9:5. For the living know that they shall die, but the dead know nothing
+more, neither have they a reward any more:  for the memory of them is
+forgotten.
+
+Know nothing more. . .Viz., as to the transactions of this world, in
+which they have now no part, unless it be revealed to them; neither
+have they any knowledge or power now of doing any thing to secure their
+eternal state, (if they have not taken care of it in their lifetime:)
+nor can they now procure themselves any good, as the living always may
+do, by the grace of God.
+
+9:6. Their love also, and their hatred, and their envy are all
+perished, neither have they any part in this world, and in the work
+that is done under the sun.
+
+9:7. Go then, and eat thy bread with joy, and drink thy wine with
+gladness:  because thy works please God.
+
+9:8. At all times let thy garments be white, and let not oil depart
+from thy head.
+
+9:9. Live joyfully with the wife whom thou lovest, all the days of thy
+unsteady life, which are given to thee under the sun, all the time of
+thy vanity:  for this is thy portion in life, and in thy labour
+wherewith thou labourest under the sun.
+
+9:10. Whatsoever thy hand is able to do, do it earnestly:  for neither
+work, nor reason, nor wisdom, nor knowledge shall be in hell, whither
+thou art hastening.
+
+9:11. I turned me to another thing, and I saw that under the sun, the
+race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, nor bread to
+the wise, nor riches to the learned, nor favour to the skilful:  but
+time and chance in all.
+
+9:12. Man knoweth not his own end:  but as fishes are taken with the
+hook, and as birds are caught with the snare, so men are taken in the
+evil time, when it shall suddenly come upon them.
+
+9:13. This wisdom also I have seen under the sun, and it seemed to me
+to be very great:
+
+9:14. A little city, and few men in it:  there came against it a great
+king, and invested it, and built bulwarks round about it, and the siege
+was perfect.
+
+9:15. Now there was found in it a man poor and wise, and he delivered
+the city by his wisdom, and no man afterward remembered that poor man.
+
+9:16. And I said that wisdom is better than strength:  how then is the
+wisdom of the poor man slighted, and his words not heard?
+
+9:17. The words of the wise are heard in silence, more than the cry of
+a prince among fools.
+
+9:18. Better is wisdom, than weapons of war:  and he that shall offend
+in one, shall lose many good things.
+
+
+
+Ecclesiastes Chapter 10
+
+
+Observations on wisdom and folly, ambition and detraction.
+
+10:1. Dying flies spoil the sweetness of the ointment.  Wisdom and glory
+is more precious than a small and shortlived folly.
+
+10:2. The heart of a wise man is in his right hand, and the heart of a
+fool is in his left hand.
+
+10:3. Yea, and the fool when he walketh in the way, whereas he himself
+is a fool, esteemeth all men fools.
+
+10:4. If the spirit of him that hath power, ascend upon thee, leave not
+thy place:  because care will make the greatest sins to cease.
+
+10:5. There is an evil that I have seen under the sun, as it were by an
+error proceeding from the face of the prince:
+
+10:6. A fool set in high dignity, and the rich sitting beneath.
+
+10:7. I have seen servants upon horses:  and princes walking on the
+ground as servants.
+
+10:8. He that diggeth a pit, shall fall into it:  and he that breaketh a
+hedge, a serpent shall bite him.
+
+10:9. He that removeth stones, shall be hurt by them:  and he that
+cutteth trees, shall be wounded by them.
+
+10:10. If the iron be blunt, and be not as before, but be made blunt,
+with much labour it shall be sharpened:  and after industry shall follow
+wisdom.
+
+10:11. If a serpent bite in silence, he is nothing better that
+backbiteth secretly.
+
+10:12. The words of the mouth of a wise man are grace:  but the lips of
+a fool shall throw him down headlong.
+
+10:13. The beginning of his words is folly, and the end of his talk is
+a mischievous error.
+
+10:14. A fool multiplieth words.  A man cannot tell what hath been
+before him:  and what shall be after him, who can tell him?
+
+10:15. The labour of fools shall afflict them that know not how to go
+to the city.
+
+10:16. Woe to thee, O land, when thy king is a child, and when the
+princes eat in the morning.
+
+10:17. Blessed is the land, whose king is noble, and whose princes eat
+in due season for refreshment, and not for riotousness.
+
+10:18. By slothfulness a building shall be brought down, and through
+the weakness of hands, the house shall drop through.
+
+10:19. For laughter they make bread, and wine that the living may
+feast:  and all things obey money.
+
+10:20. Detract not the king, no not in thy thought; and speak not evil
+of the rich man in thy private chamber:  because even the birds of the
+air will carry thy voice, and he that hath wings will tell what thou
+hast said.
+
+
+
+Ecclesiastes Chapter 11
+
+
+Exhortation to works of mercy, while we have time, to diligence in
+good, and to the remembrance of death and judgment.
+
+11:1. Cast thy bread upon the running waters:  for after a long time
+thou shalt find it again.
+
+11:2. Give a portion to seven, and also to eight:  for thou knowest not
+what evil shall be upon the earth.
+
+11:3. If the clouds be full, they will pour out rain upon the earth.  If
+the tree fall to the south, or to the north, in what place soever it
+shall fall, there shall it be.
+
+If the tree fall, etc. . .The state of the soul is unchangeable when
+once she comes to heaven or hell:  and a soul that departs this life in
+the state of grace, shall never fall from grace:  as on the other side,
+a soul that dies out of the state of grace, shall never come to it.  But
+this does not exclude a place of temporal punishments for such souls as
+die in the state of grace:  yet not so as to be entirely pure:  and
+therefore they shall be saved, indeed, yet so as by fire.  1 Cor. 3.13,
+14, 15.
+
+11:4. He that observeth the wind, shall not sow:  and he that
+considereth the clouds, shall never reap.
+
+11:5. As thou knowest not what is the way of the spirit, nor how the
+bones are joined together in the womb of her that is with child:  so
+thou knowest not the works of God, who is the maker of all.
+
+11:6. In the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening let not thy hand
+cease:  for thou knowest not which may rather spring up, this or that:
+and if both together, it shall be the better.
+
+11:7. The light is sweet, and it is delightful for the eyes to see the
+sun.
+
+11:8. If a man live many years, and have rejoiced in them all, he must
+remember the darksome time, and the many days:  which when they shall
+come, the things past shall be accused of vanity.
+
+11:9. Rejoice therefore, O young man, in thy youth, and let thy heart
+be in that which is good in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways
+of thy heart, and in the sight of thy eyes:  and know that for all these
+God will bring thee into judgment.
+
+11:10. Remove anger from thy heart, and put away evil from thy flesh.
+For youth and pleasure are vain.
+
+
+
+Ecclesiastes Chapter 12
+
+
+The Creator is to be remembered in the days of our youth:  all worldly
+things are vain:  we should fear God and keep his commandments.
+
+12:1. Remember thy Creator in the days of thy youth, before the time of
+affliction come, and the years draw nigh of which thou shalt say:  They
+please me not:
+
+12:2. Before the sun, and the light, and the moon, and the stars be
+darkened, and the clouds return after the rain:
+
+Before the sun, etc. . .That is, before old age:  the effects of which
+upon all the senses and faculties are described in the following
+verses, under a variety of figures.
+
+12:3. When the keepers of the house shall tremble, and the strong men
+shall stagger, and the grinders shall be idle in a small number, and
+they that look through the holes shall be darkened:
+
+12:4. And they shall shut the doors in the street, when the grinder's
+voice shall be low, and they shall rise up at the voice of the bird,
+and all the daughters of music shall grow deaf.
+
+12:5. And they shall fear high things, and they shall be afraid in the
+way, the almond tree shall flourish, the locust shall be made fat, and
+the caper tree shall be destroyed:  because man shall go into the house
+of his eternity, and the mourners shall go round about in the street.
+
+12:6. Before the silver cord be broken, and the golden fillet shrink
+back, and the pitcher be crushed at the fountain, and the wheel be
+broken upon the cistern,
+
+12:7. And the dust return into its earth, from whence it was, and the
+spirit return to God, who gave it.
+
+12:8. Vanity of vanities, said Ecclesiastes, and all things are vanity.
+
+12:9. And whereas Ecclesiastes was very wise, he taught the people, and
+declared the things that he had done:  and seeking out, he set forth
+many parables.
+
+12:10. He sought profitable words, and wrote words most right, and full
+of truth.
+
+12:11. The words of the wise are as goads, and as nails deeply fastened
+in, which by the counsel of masters are given from one shepherd.
+
+12:12. More than these, my son, require not.  Of making many books there
+is no end:  and much study is an affliction of the flesh.
+
+12:13. Let us all hear together the conclusion of the discourse.  Fear
+God, and keep his commandments:  for this is all man:
+
+All man. . .The whole business and duty of man.
+
+12:14. And all things that are done, God will bring into judgment for
+every error, whether it be good or evil.
+
+Error. . .Or, hidden and secret thing.
+
+
+
+
+SOLOMON'S CANTICLE OF CANTICLES
+
+
+
+This Book is called the Canticle of Canticles, that is to say, the most
+excellent of all canticles:  because it is full of high mysteries,
+relating to the happy union of Christ and his spouse:  which is here
+begun by love; and is to be eternal in heaven.  The spouse of Christ is
+the church:  more especially as to the happiest part of it, viz.,
+perfect souls, every one of which is his beloved, but, above all
+others, the immaculate and ever blessed virgin mother.
+
+
+
+Canticle of Canticles Chapter 1
+
+
+The spouse aspires to an union with Christ, their mutual love for one
+another.
+
+1:1. Let him kiss me with the kiss of his mouth:  for thy breasts are
+better than wine,
+
+Let him kiss me. . .The church, the spouse of Christ, prays that he may
+love and have peace with her, which the spouse prefers to every thing
+delicious:  and therefore expresses (ver. 2) that young maidens, that is
+the souls of the faithful, have loved thee.
+
+1:2. Smelling sweet of the best ointments.  Thy name is as oil poured
+out:  therefore young maidens have loved thee.
+
+1:3. Draw me:  we will run after thee to the odour of thy ointments.  The
+king hath brought me into his storerooms:  we will be glad and rejoice
+in thee, remembering thy breasts more than wine:  the rightous love
+thee.
+
+Draw me. . .That is, with thy grace:  otherwise I should not be able to
+come to thee.  This metaphor shews that we cannot of ourselves come to
+Christ our Lord, unless he draws us by his grace, which is laid up in
+his storerooms:  that is, in the mysteries of Faith, which God in his
+goodness and love for mankind hath revealed, first by his servant Moses
+in the Old Law in figure only, and afterwards in reality by his only
+begotten Son Jesus Christ.
+
+1:4. I am black but beautiful, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, as the
+tents of Cedar, as the curtains of Solomon.
+
+I am black but beautiful. . .That is, the church of Christ founded in
+humility appearing outwardly afflicted, and as it were black and
+contemptible; but inwardly, that is, in its doctrine and morality, fair
+and beautiful.
+
+1:5. Do not consider me that I am brown, because the sun hath altered
+my colour:  the sons of my mother have fought against me, they have made
+me the keeper in the vineyards:  my vineyard I have not kept.
+
+1:6. Shew me, O thou whom my soul loveth, where thou feedest, where
+thou liest in the midday, lest I begin to wander after the flocks of
+thy companions.
+
+1:7. If thou know not thyself, O fairest among women, go forth, and
+follow after the steps of the flocks, and feed thy kids beside the
+tents of the shepherds.
+
+If thou know not thyself, etc. . .Christ encourages his spouse to follow
+and watch her flock:  and though she know not entirely the power at hand
+to assist her, he tells her, ver. 8, my company of horsemen, that is,
+his angels, are always watching and protecting her.  And in the
+following verses he reminds her of the virtues and gifts with which he
+has endowed her.
+
+1:8. To my company of horsemen, in Pharao's chariots, have I likened
+thee, O my love.
+
+1:9. Thy cheeks are beautiful as the turtledove's, thy neck as jewels.
+
+1:10. We will make thee chains of gold, inlaid with silver.
+
+1:11. While the king was at his repose, my spikenard sent forth the
+odour thereof.
+
+1:12. A bundle of myrrh is my beloved to me, he shall abide between my
+breasts.
+
+1:13. A cluster of cypress my love is to me, in the vineyards of
+Engaddi.
+
+1:14. Behold thou are fair, O my love, behold thou are fair, thy eyes
+are as those of doves.
+
+1:15. Behold thou art fair, my beloved, and comely.  Our bed is
+flourishing.
+
+1:16. The beams of our houses are of cedar, our rafters of cypress
+trees.
+
+
+
+Canticle of Canticles Chapter 2
+
+
+Christ caresses his spouse:  he invites her to him.
+
+2:1. I am the flower of the field, and the lily of the valleys.
+
+I am the flower of the field. . .Christ professes himself the flower of
+mankind, yea, the Lord of all creatures:  and, ver. 2, declares the
+excellence of his spouse, the true church above all other societies,
+which are to be considered as thorns.
+
+2:2. As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters.
+
+2:3. As the apple tree among the trees of the woods, so is my beloved
+among the sons.  I sat down under his shadow, whom I desired:  and his
+fruit was sweet to my palate.
+
+2:4. He brought me into the cellar of wine, he set in order charity in
+me.
+
+2:5. Stay me up with flowers, compass me about with apples:  because I
+languish with love.
+
+2:6. His left hand is under my head, and his right hand shall embrace
+me.
+
+2:7. I adjure you, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, by the roes, and the
+harts of the field, that you stir not up, nor make the beloved to
+awake, till she please.
+
+2:8. The voice of my beloved, behold he cometh leaping upon the
+mountains, skipping over the hills.
+
+The voice of my beloved:  that is, the preaching of the gospel
+surmounting difficulties figuratively here expressed by mountains and
+little hills.
+
+2:9. My beloved is like a roe, or a young hart.  Behold he standeth
+behind our wall, looking through the windows, looking through the
+lattices.
+
+2:10. Behold my beloved speaketh to me:  Arise, make haste, my love, my
+dove, my beautiful one, and come.
+
+2:11. For winter is now past, the rain is over and gone.
+
+2:12. The flowers have appeared in our land, the time of pruning is
+come:  the voice of the turtle is heard in our land:
+
+2:13. The fig tree hath put forth her green figs:  the vines in flower
+yield their sweet smell.  Arise, my love, my beautiful one, and come:
+
+2:14. My dove in the clefts of the rock, in the hollow places of the
+wall, shew me thy face, let thy voice sound in my ears:  for thy voice
+is sweet, and thy face comely.
+
+2:15. Catch us the little foxes that destroy the vines:  for our
+vineyard hath flourished.
+
+Catch us the little foxes. . .Christ commands his pastors to catch false
+teachers, by holding forth their fallacy and erroneous doctrine, which
+like foxes would bite and destroy the vines.
+
+2:16. My beloved to me, and I to him who feedeth among the lilies,
+
+2:17. Till the day break, and the shadows retire.  Return:  be like, my
+beloved, to a roe, or to a young hart upon the mountains of Bether.
+
+
+
+Canticle of Canticles Chapter 3
+
+
+The spouse seeks Christ.  The glory of his humanity.
+
+3:1. In my bed by night I sought him whom my soul loveth:  I sought him,
+and found him not.
+
+In my bed by night, etc. . .The Gentiles as in the dark, and seeking in
+heathen delusion what they could not find, the true God, until Christ
+revealed his doctrine to them by his watchmen, (ver. 3,) that is, by
+the apostles, and teachers by whom they were converted to the true
+faith; and holding that faith firmly, the spouse (the Catholic Church)
+declares, ver. 4, That she will not let him go, till she bring him into
+her mother's house, etc., that is, till at last, the Jews also shall
+find him.
+
+3:2. I will rise, and will go about the city:  in the streets and the
+broad ways I will seek him whom my soul loveth:  I sought him, and I
+found him not.
+
+3:3. The watchmen who keep the city, found me:  Have you seen him, whom
+my soul loveth?
+
+3:4. When I had a little passed by them, I found him whom my soul
+loveth:  I held him:  and I will not let him go, till I bring him into my
+mother's house, and into the chamber of her that bore me.
+
+3:5. I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem, by the roes and the harts
+of the fields, that you stir not up, nor awake my beloved, till she
+please.
+
+3:6. Who is she that goeth up by the desert, as a pillar of smoke of
+aromatical spices, of myrrh, and frankincense, and of all the powders
+of the perfumer?
+
+3:7. Behold threescore valiant ones of the most valiant of Israel,
+surrounded the bed of Solomon?
+
+3:8. All holding swords, and most expert in war:  every man's sword upon
+his thigh, because of fears in the night.
+
+3:9. King Solomon hath made him a litter of the wood of Libanus:
+
+3:10. The pillars thereof he made of silver, the seat of gold, the
+going up of purple:  the midst he covered with charity for the daughters
+of Jerusalem.
+
+3:11. Go forth, ye daughters of Sion, and see king Solomon in the
+diadem, wherewith his mother crowned him in the day of the joy of his
+heart.
+
+
+
+Canticle of Canticles Chapter 4
+
+
+Christ sets forth the graces of his spouse:  and declares his love for
+her.
+
+4:1. How beautiful art thou, my love, how beautiful art thou! thy eyes
+are doves' eyes, besides what is hid within.  Thy hair is as flocks of
+goats, which come up from mount Galaad.
+
+How beautiful art thou. . .Christ again praises the beauties of his
+church, which through the whole of this chapter are exemplified by a
+variety of metaphors, setting forth her purity, her simplicity, and her
+stability.
+
+4:2. Thy teeth as flocks of sheep, that are shorn, which come up from
+the washing, all with twins, and there is none barren among them.
+
+4:3. Thy lips are as a scarlet lace:  and thy speech sweet.  Thy cheeks
+are as a piece of a pomegranate, besides that which lieth hid within.
+
+4:4. Thy neck, is as the tower of David, which is built with bulwarks:
+a thousand bucklers hang upon it, all the armour of valiant men.
+
+4:5. Thy two breasts like two young roes that are twins, which feed
+among the lilies.
+
+Thy two breasts, etc. . .Mystically to be understood:  the love of God
+and the love of our neighbour, which are so united as twins which feed
+among the lilies:  that is, the love of God and our neighbour, feeds on
+the divine mysteries and the holy sacraments, left by Christ to his
+spouse to feed and nourish her children.
+
+4:6. Till the day break, and the shadows retire, I will go to the
+mountain of myrrh, and to the hill of frankincense.
+
+4:7. Thou art all fair, O my love, and there is not a spot in thee.
+
+4:8. Come from Libanus, my spouse, come from Libanus, come:  thou shalt
+be crowned from the top of Amana, from the top of Sanir and Hermon,
+from the dens of the lions, from the mountains of the leopards.
+
+4:9. Thou hast wounded my heart, my sister, my spouse, thou hast
+wounded my heart with one of thy eyes, and with one hair of thy neck.
+
+4:10. How beautiful are thy breasts, my sister, my spouse! thy breasts
+are more beautiful than wine, and the sweet smell of thy ointments
+above all aromatical spices.
+
+4:11. Thy lips, my spouse, are as a dropping honeycomb, honey and milk
+are under thy tongue; and the smell of thy garments, as the smell of
+frankincense.
+
+4:12. My sister, my spouse, is a garden enclosed, a garden enclosed, a
+fountain sealed up.
+
+My sister, etc., a garden enclosed. . .Figuratively the church is
+enclosed, containing only the faithful.  A fountain sealed up. . .That
+none can drink of its waters, that is, the graces and spiritual
+benefits of the holy sacraments, but those who are within its walls.
+
+4:13. Thy plants are a paradise of pomegranates with the fruits of the
+orchard.  Cypress with spikenard.
+
+4:14. Spikenard and saffron, sweet cane and cinnamon, with all the
+trees of Libanus, myrrh and aloes with all the chief perfumes.
+
+4:15. The fountain of gardens:  the well of living waters, which run
+with a strong stream from Libanus.
+
+4:16. Arise, O north wind, and come, O south wind, blow through my
+garden, and let the aromatical spices thereof flow.
+
+
+
+Canticle of Canticles Chapter 5
+
+
+Christ calls his spouse:  she languishes with love:  and describes him by
+his graces.
+
+5:1. Let my beloved come into his garden, and eat the fruit of his
+apple trees.  I am come into my garden, O my sister, my spouse, I have
+gathered my myrrh, with my aromatical spices:  I have eaten the
+honeycomb with my honey, I have drunk my wine with my milk:  eat, O
+friends, and drink, and be inebriated, my dearly beloved.
+
+Let my beloved come into his garden, etc. . .Garden, mystically the
+church of Christ, abounding with fruit, that is, the good works of the
+elect.
+
+5:2. I sleep, and my heart watcheth:  the voice of my beloved knocking:
+Open to me, my sister, my love, my dove, my undefiled:  for my head is
+full of dew, and my locks of the drops of the nights.
+
+5:3. I have put off my garment, how shall I put it on?  I have washed my
+feet, how shall I defile them?
+
+5:4. My beloved put his hand through the key hole, and my bowels were
+moved at his touch.
+
+My beloved put his hand through the key hole, etc. . .The spouse of
+Christ, his church, at times as it were penned up by its persecutors,
+and in fears, expecting the divine assistance, here signified by his
+hand:  and ver. 6, but he had turned aside and was gone, that is, Christ
+permitting a further trial of suffering:  and again, ver. 7, the
+keepers, etc., signifying the violent and cruel persecutors of the
+church taking her veil, despoiling the church of its places of worship
+and ornaments for the divine service.
+
+5:5. I arose up to open to my beloved:  my hands dropped with myrrh, and
+my fingers were full of the choicest myrrh.
+
+5:6. I opened the bolt of my door to my beloved:  but he had turned
+aside, and was gone.  My soul melted when he spoke:  I sought him, and
+found him not:  I called, and he did not answer me.
+
+5:7. The keepers that go about the city found me:  they struck me:  and
+wounded me:  the keepers of the walls took away my veil from me.
+
+5:8. I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem, if you find my beloved,
+that you tell him that I languish with love.
+
+5:9. What manner of one is thy beloved of the beloved, O thou most
+beautiful among women?  what manner of one is thy beloved of the
+beloved, that thou hast so adjured us?
+
+5:10. My beloved is white and ruddy, chosen out of thousands.
+
+My beloved, etc. . .In this and the following verses, the church
+mystically describes Christ to those who know him not, that is, to
+infidels in order to convert them to the true faith.
+
+5:11. His head is as the finest gold:  his locks as branches of palm
+trees, black as a raven.
+
+5:12. His eyes as doves upon brooks of waters, which are washed with
+milk, and sit beside the plentiful streams.
+
+5:13. His cheeks are as beds of aromatical spices set by the perfumers.
+His lips are as lilies dropping choice myrrh.
+
+5:14. His hands are turned and as of gold, full of hyacinths.  His belly
+as of ivory, set with sapphires.
+
+5:15. His legs as pillars of marble, that are set upon bases of gold.
+His form as of Libanus, excellent as the cedars.
+
+5:16. His throat most sweet, and he is all lovely:  such is my beloved,
+and he is my friend, O ye daughters of Jerusalem.
+
+5:17. Whither is thy beloved gone, O thou most beautiful among women?
+whither is thy beloved turned aside, and we will seek him with thee?
+
+
+
+Canticle of Canticles Chapter 6
+
+
+The spouse of Christ is but one:  she is fair and terrible.
+
+6:1. My beloved is gone down into his garden, to the bed of aromatical
+spices, to feed in the gardens, and to gather lilies.
+
+My beloved is gone down into his garden. . .Christ, pleased with the
+good works of his holy and devout servants labouring in his garden, is
+always present with them:  but the words is gone down, are to be
+understood, that after trying his Church by permitting persecution, he
+comes to her assistance and she rejoices at his coming.
+
+6:2. I to my beloved, and my beloved to me, who feedeth among the
+lilies.
+
+6:3. Thou art beautiful, O my love, sweet and comely as Jerusalem
+terrible as an army set in array.
+
+6:4. Turn away thy eyes from me, for they have made me flee away.  Thy
+hair is as a flock of goats, that appear from Galaad.
+
+6:5. Thy teeth as a flock of sheep, which come up from the washing, all
+with twins, and there is none barren among them.
+
+6:6. Thy cheeks are as the bark of a pomegranate, beside what is hidden
+within thee.
+
+6:7. There are threescore queens, and fourscore concubines, and young
+maidens without number.
+
+6:8. One is my dove, my perfect one is but one, she is the only one of
+her mother, the chosen of her that bore her.  The daughters saw her, and
+declared her most blessed:  the queens and concubines, and they praised
+her.
+
+One is my dove, etc. . .That is, my church is one, and she only is
+perfect and blessed.
+
+6:9. Who is she that cometh forth as the morning rising, fair as the
+moon, bright as the sun, terrible as an army set in array?
+
+Who is she, etc. . .Here is a beautiful metaphor describing the church
+from the beginning.  As, the morning rising, signifying the church
+before the written law; fair as the moon, shewing her under the light
+of the gospel:  and terrible as an army, the power of Christ's church
+against its enemies.
+
+6:10. I went down into the garden of nuts, to see the fruits of the
+valleys, and to look if the vineyard had flourished, and the
+pomegranates budded.
+
+6:11. I knew not:  my soul troubled me for the chariots of Aminadab.
+
+6:12. Return, return, O Sulamitess:  return, return that we may behold
+thee.
+
+
+
+Canticle of Canticles Chapter 7
+
+
+A further description of the graces of the church the spouse of Christ.
+
+7:1. What shalt thou see in the Sulamitess but the companies of camps?
+How beautiful are thy steps in shoes, O prince's daughter!  The joints
+of thy thighs are like jewels, that are made by the hand of a skilful
+workman.
+
+How beautiful are thy steps, etc. . .By these metaphors are signified
+the power and mission of the church in propagating the true faith.
+
+7:2. Thy navel is like a round bowl never wanting cups.  Thy belly is
+like a heap of wheat, set about with lilies.
+
+7:3. Thy two breasts are like two young roes that are twins.
+
+7:4. Thy neck as a tower of ivory.  Thy eyes like the fishpools in
+Hesebon, which are in the gate of the daughter of the multitude.  Thy
+nose is as the tower of Libanus, that looketh toward Damascus.
+
+7:5. Thy head is like Carmel:  and the hairs of thy head as the purple
+of the king bound in the channels.
+
+Thy head is like Carmel. . .Christ, the invisible head of his church, is
+here signified.
+
+7:6. How beautiful art thou, and how comely, my dearest, in delights!
+
+7:7. Thy stature is like to a palm tree, and thy breasts to clusters of
+grapes.
+
+7:8. I said:  I will go up into the palm tree, and will take hold of the
+fruit thereof:  and thy breasts shall be as the clusters of the vine:
+and the odour of thy mouth like apples.
+
+7:9. Thy throat like the best wine, worthy for my beloved to drink, and
+for his lips and his teeth to ruminate.
+
+7:10. I to my beloved, and his turning is towards me.
+
+7:11. Come, my beloved, let us go forth into the field, let us abide in
+the villages.
+
+7:12. Let us get up early to the vineyards, let us see if the vineyard
+flourish, if the flowers be ready to bring forth fruits, if the
+pomegranates flourish:  there will I give thee my breasts.
+
+7:13. The mandrakes give a smell.  In our gates are all fruits:  the new
+and the old, my beloved, I have kept for thee.
+
+
+
+Canticle of Canticles Chapter 8
+
+
+The love of the church to Christ:  his love to her.
+
+8:1. Who shall give thee to me for my brother, sucking the breasts of
+my mother, that I may find thee without, and kiss thee, and now no man
+may despise me?
+
+8:2. I will take hold of thee, and bring thee into my mother's house:
+there thou shalt teach me, and I will give thee a cup of spiced wine
+and new wine of my pomegranates.
+
+8:3. His left hand under my head, and his right hand shall embrace me.
+
+His left hand, etc. . .Words of the church to Christ.  His left hand,
+signifying the Old Testament, and his right hand, the New.
+
+8:4. I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem, that you stir not up, nor
+awake my love till she please.
+
+8:5. Who is this that cometh up from the desert, flowing with delights,
+leaning upon her beloved?  Under the apple tree I raised thee up:  there
+thy mother was corrupted, there she was defloured that bore thee.
+
+Who is this, etc. . .The angels with admiration behold the Gentiles
+converted to the faith:  coming up from the desert, that is, coming from
+heathenism and false worship:  flowing with delights, that is, abounding
+with good works which are pleasing to God:  leaning on her beloved, on
+the promise of Christ to his Church, that the gates of hell should not
+prevail against it; and supported by his grace conferred by the
+sacraments.  Under the apple tree I raised thee up; that is, that Christ
+redeemed the Gentiles at the foot of the cross, where the synagogue of
+the Jews (the mother church) was corrupted by their denying him, and
+crucifying him.
+
+8:6. Put me as a seal upon thy heart, as a seal upon thy arm, for love
+is strong as death, jealousy as hard as hell, the lamps thereof are
+fire and flames.
+
+8:7. Many waters cannot quench charity, neither can the floods drown
+it:  if a man should give all the substance of his house for love, he
+shall despise it as nothing.
+
+8:8. Our sister is little, and hath no breasts.  What shall we do to our
+sister in the day when she is to be spoken to?
+
+Our sister is little, etc. . .Mystically signifies the Jews, who are to
+be spoken to:  that is, converted towards the end of the world:  and then
+shall become a wall, that is, a part of the building, the church of
+Christ.
+
+8:9. If she be a wall:  let us build upon it bulwarks of silver:  if she
+be a door, let us join it together with boards of cedar.
+
+8:10. I am a wall:  and my breasts are as a tower since I am become in
+his presence as one finding peace.
+
+8:11. The peaceable had a vineyard, in that which hath people:  he let
+out the same to keepers, every man bringeth for the fruit thereof a
+thousand pieces of silver.
+
+8:12. My vineyard is before me.  A thousand are for thee, the peaceable,
+and two hundred for them that keep the fruit thereof.
+
+8:13. Thou that dwellest in the gardens, the friends hearken:  make me
+hear thy voice.
+
+8:14. Flee away, O my beloved, and be like to the roe, and to the young
+hart upon the mountains of aromatical spices.
+
+
+
+
+THE BOOK OF WISDOM
+
+
+
+This Book is so called, because it treats of the excellence of WISDOM,
+the means to obtain it, and the happy fruits it produces.  It is written
+in the person of Solomon, and contains his sentiments.  But it is
+uncertain who was the writer.  It abounds with instructions and
+exhortations to kings and all magistrates to minister justice in the
+commonwealth, teaching all kinds of virtues under the general names of
+justice and wisdom.  It contains also many prophecies of Christ's
+coming, passion, resurrection, and other Christian mysteries.  The whole
+may be divided into three parts.  In the first six chapters, the author
+admonishes all superiors to love and exercise justice and wisdom.  In
+the next three, he teacheth that wisdom proceedeth only from God, and
+is procured by prayer and a good life.  In the other ten chapters, he
+sheweth the excellent effects and utility of wisdom and justice.
+
+
+
+Wisdom Chapter 1
+
+
+An exhortation to seek God sincerely, who cannot be deceived, and
+desireth not our death.
+
+1:1. Love justice, you that are the judges of the earth.  Think of the
+Lord in goodness, and seek him in simplicity of heart:
+
+1:2. For he is found by them that tempt him not:  and he sheweth himself
+to them that have faith in him.
+
+1:3. For perverse thoughts separate from God:  and his power, when it is
+tried, reproveth the unwise:
+
+1:4. For wisdom will not enter into a malicious soul, nor dwell in a
+body subject to sins.
+
+1:5. For the Holy Spirit of discipline will flee from the deceitful,
+and will withdraw himself from thoughts that are without understanding,
+and he shall not abide when iniquity cometh in.
+
+1:6. For the spirit of wisdom is benevolent, and will not acquit the
+evil speaker from his lips:  for God is witness of his reins, and he is
+a true searcher of his heart, and a hearer of his tongue.
+
+1:7. For the Spirit of the Lord hath filled the whole world:  and that
+which containeth all things, hath knowledge of the voice.
+
+1:8. Therefore he that speaketh unjust things, cannot be hid, neither
+shall the chastising judgment pass him by.
+
+1:9. For inquisition shall be made into the thoughts of the ungodly,
+and the hearing of his words shall come to God, to the chastising of
+his iniquities.
+
+1:10. For the ear of jealousy heareth all things, and the tumult of
+murmuring shall not be hid.
+
+1:11. Keep yourselves, therefore, from murmuring, which profiteth
+nothing, and refrain your tongue from detraction, for an obscure speech
+shall not go for nought:  and the mouth that belieth, killeth the soul.
+
+1:12. Seek not death in the error of your life, neither procure ye
+destruction by the works of your hands.
+
+1:13. For God made not death, neither hath he pleasure in the
+destruction of the living.
+
+1:14. For he created all things that they might be:  and he made the
+nations of the earth for health:  and there is no poison of destruction
+in them, nor kingdom of hell upon the earth.
+
+1:15. For justice is perpetual and immortal.
+
+1:16. But the wicked with works and words have called it to them:  and
+esteeming it a friend, have fallen away and have made a covenant with
+it:  because they are worthy to be of the part thereof.
+
+
+
+Wisdom Chapter 2
+
+
+The vain reasonings of the wicked:  their persecuting the just,
+especially the Son of God.
+
+2:1. For they have said, reasoning with themselves, but not right:  The
+time of our life is short and tedious, and in the end of a man there is
+no remedy, and no man hath been known to have returned from hell:
+
+2:2. For we are born of nothing, and after this we shall be as if we
+had not been:  for the breath in our nostrils is smoke:  and speech a
+spark to move our heart,
+
+2:3. Which being put out, our body shall be ashes, and our spirit shall
+be poured abroad as soft air, and our life shall pass away as the trace
+of a cloud, and shall be dispersed as a mist, which is driven away by
+the beams of the sun, and overpowered with the heat thereof:
+
+2:4. And our name in time shall be forgotten, and no man shall have any
+remembrance of our works.
+
+2:5. For our time is as the passing of a shadow, and there is no going
+back of our end:  for it is fast sealed, and no man returneth:
+
+2:6. Come, therefore, and let us enjoy the good things that are
+present, and let us speedily use the creatures as in youth.
+
+2:7. Let us fill ourselves with costly wine, and ointments:  and let not
+the flower of the time pass by us.
+
+2:8. Let us crown ourselves with roses, before they be withered:  let no
+meadow escape our riot.
+
+2:9. Let none of us go without his part in luxury:  let us every where
+leave tokens of joy:  for this is our portion, and this our lot.
+
+2:10. Let us oppress the poor just man, and not spare the widow, nor
+honour the ancient grey hairs of the aged.
+
+2:11. But let our strength be the law of justice:  for that which is
+feeble is found to be nothing worth.
+
+2:12. Let us, therefore, lie in wait for the just, because he is not
+for our turn, and he is contrary to our doings, and upbraideth us with
+transgressions of the law, and divulgeth against us the sins of our way
+of life.
+
+2:13. He boasteth that he hath the knowledge of God, and calleth
+himself the son of God.
+
+2:14. He is become a censurer of our thoughts.
+
+2:15. He is grievous unto us, even to behold:  for his life is not like
+other men's, and his ways are very different.
+
+2:16. We are esteemed by him as triflers, and he abstaineth from our
+ways as from filthiness, and he preferreth the latter end of the just,
+and glorieth that he hath God for his father.
+
+2:17. Let us see then if his words be true, and let us prove what shall
+happen to him, and we shall know what his end shall be.
+
+2:18. For if he be the true son of God, he will defend him, and will
+deliver him from the hands of his enemies.
+
+2:19. Let us examine him by outrages and tortures, that we may know his
+meekness, and try his patience.
+
+2:20. Let us condemn him to a most shameful death:  for there shall be
+respect had unto him by his words.
+
+2:21. These things they thought, and were deceived:  for their own
+malice blinded them.
+
+2:22. And they knew not the secrets of God, nor hoped for the wages of
+justice, nor esteemed the honour of holy souls.
+
+2:23. For God created man incorruptible, and to the image of his own
+likeness he made him.
+
+2:24. But by the envy of the devil, death came into the world:
+
+2:25. And they follow him that are of his side.
+
+
+
+Wisdom Chapter 3
+
+
+The happiness of the just:  and the unhappiness of the wicked.
+
+3:1. But the souls of the just are in the hand of God, and the torment
+of death shall not touch them.
+
+3:2. In the sight of the unwise they seemed to die:  and their departure
+was taken for misery:
+
+3:3. And their going away from us, for utter destruction:  but they are
+in peace.
+
+3:4. And though in the sight of men they suffered torments, their hope
+is full of immortality.
+
+3:5. Afflicted in few things, in many they shall be well rewarded:
+because God hath tried them, and found them worthy of himself.
+
+3:6. As gold in the furnace, he hath proved them, and as a victim of a
+holocaust, he hath received them, and in time there shall be respect
+had to them.
+
+3:7. The just shall shine, and shall run to and fro like sparks among
+the reeds.
+
+3:8. They shall judge nations, and rule over people, and their Lord
+shall reign for ever.
+
+3:9. They that trust in him shall understand the truth:  and they that
+are faithful in love, shall rest in him:  for grace and peace are to his
+elect.
+
+3:10. But the wicked shall be punished according to their own devices:
+who have neglected the just, and have revolted from the Lord.
+
+3:11. For he that rejecteth wisdom, and discipline, is unhappy:  and
+their hope is vain, and their labours without fruit, and their works
+unprofitable.
+
+3:12. Their wives are foolish, and their children wicked.
+
+3:13. Their offspring is cursed, for happy is the barren:  and the
+undefiled, that hath not known bed in sin, she shall have fruit in the
+visitation of holy souls.
+
+3:14. And the eunuch, that hath not wrought iniquity with his hands,
+nor thought wicked things against God for the precious gift of faith
+shall be given to him, and a most acceptable lot in the temple of God.
+
+3:15. For the fruit of good labours is glorious, and the root of wisdom
+never faileth.
+
+3:16. But the children of adulterers shall not come to perfection, and
+the seed of the unlawful bed shall be rooted out.
+
+3:17. And if they live long, they shall be nothing regarded, and their
+last old age shall be without honour.
+
+3:18. And if they die quickly, they shall have no hope, nor speech of
+comfort in the day of trial.
+
+3:19. For dreadful are the ends of a wicked race.
+
+
+
+Wisdom Chapter 4
+
+
+The difference between the chaste and the adulterous generations:  and
+between the death of the just and the wicked.
+
+4:1. How beautiful is the chaste generation with glory:  for the memory
+thereof is immortal:  because it is known both with God and with men.
+
+4:2. When it is present, they imitate it:  and they desire it, when it
+hath withdrawn itself, and it triumpheth crowned for ever, winning the
+reward of undefiled conflicts.
+
+4:3. But the multiplied brood of the wicked shall not thrive, and
+bastard slips shall not take deep root, nor any fast foundation.
+
+4:4. And if they flourish in branches for a time, yet standing not
+fast, they shall be shaken with the wind, and through the force of
+winds they shall be rooted out.
+
+4:5. For the branches not being perfect, shall be broken, and their
+fruits shall be unprofitable, and sour to eat, and fit for nothing.
+
+4:6. For the children that are born of unlawful beds, are witnesses of
+wickedness against their parents in their trial.
+
+4:7. But the just man, if he be prevented with death, shall be in rest.
+
+4:8. For venerable old age is not that of long time, nor counted by the
+number of years:  but the understanding of a man is grey hairs.
+
+4:9. And a spotless life is old age.
+
+4:10. He pleased God, and was beloved, and living among sinners, he was
+translated.
+
+4:11. He was taken away, lest wickedness should alter his
+understanding, or deceit beguile his soul.
+
+4:12. For the bewitching of vanity obscureth good things, and the
+wandering of concupiscence overturneth the innocent mind.
+
+4:13. Being made perfect in a short space, he fulfilled a long time.
+
+4:14. For his soul pleased God:  therefore he hastened to bring him out
+of the midst of iniquities:  but the people see this, and understand
+not, nor lay up such things in their hearts:
+
+4:15. That the grace of God, and his mercy is with his saints, and that
+he hath respect to his chosen.
+
+4:16. But the just that is dead, condemneth the wicked that are living,
+and youth soon ended, the long life of the unjust.
+
+4:17. For they shall see the end of the wise man, and it shall not
+understand what God hath designed for him, and why the Lord hath set
+him in safety.
+
+4:18. They shall see him, and shall despise him:  but the Lord shall
+laugh them to scorn.
+
+4:19. And they shall fall after this without honour, and be a reproach
+among the dead for ever:  for he shall burst them puffed up and
+speechless, and shall shake them from the foundations, and they shall
+be utterly laid waste:  they shall be in sorrow, and their memory shall
+perish.
+
+4:20. They shall come with fear at the thought of their sins, and their
+iniquities shall stand against them to convict them.
+
+
+
+Wisdom Chapter 5
+
+
+The fruitless repentance of the wicked in another world:  the reward of
+the just.
+
+5:1. Then shall the just stand with great constancy against those that
+have afflicted them, and taken away their labours.
+
+5:2. These seeing it, shall be troubled with terrible fear, and shall
+be amazed at the suddenness of their unexpected salvation,
+
+5:3. Saying within themselves, repenting, and groaning for anguish of
+spirit:  These are they, whom we had sometime in derision, and for a
+parable of reproach.
+
+5:4. We fools esteemed their life madness, and their end without
+honour.
+
+5:5. Behold, how they are numbered among the children of God, and their
+lot is among the saints.
+
+5:6. Therefore we have erred from the way of truth, and the light of
+justice hath not shined unto us, and the sun of understanding hath not
+risen upon us.
+
+5:7. We wearied ourselves in the way of iniquity and destruction, and
+have walked through hard ways, but the way of the Lord we have not
+known.
+
+5:8. What hath pride profited us?  or what advantage hath the boasting
+of riches brought us?
+
+5:9. All those things are passed away like a shadow, and like a post
+that runneth on,
+
+5:10. And as a ship, that passeth through the waves:  whereof when it is
+gone by, the trace cannot be found.  nor the path of its keel in the
+waters:
+
+5:11. Or as when a bird flieth through the air, of the passage of which
+no mark can be found, but only the sound of the wings beating the light
+air, and parting it by the force of her flight:  she moved her wings,
+and hath flown through, and there is no mark found afterwards of her
+way:
+
+5:12. Or as when an arrow is shot at a mark, the divided air quickly
+cometh together again, so that the passage thereof is not known:
+
+5:13. So we also being born, forthwith ceased to be:  and have been able
+to shew no mark of virtue:  but are consumed in our wickedness.
+
+5:14. Such things as these the sinners said in hell:
+
+5:15. For the hope of the wicked is as dust, which is blown away with
+the wind, and as a thin froth which is dispersed by the storm:  and a
+smoke that is scattered abroad by the wind:  and as the remembrance of a
+guest of one day that passeth by.
+
+5:16. But the just shall live for evermore:  and their reward is with
+the Lord, and the care of them with the most High.
+
+5:17. Therefore shall they receive a kingdom of glory, and a crown of
+beauty at the hand of the Lord:  for with his right hand he will cover
+them, and with his holy arm he will defend them.
+
+5:18. And his zeal will take armour, and he will arm the creature for
+the revenge of his enemies.
+
+5:19. He will put on justice as a breastplate, and will take true
+judgment instead of a helmet:
+
+5:20. He will take equity for an invincible shield:
+
+5:21. And he will sharpen his severe wrath for a spear, and the whole
+world shall fight with him against the unwise.
+
+5:22. Then shafts of lightning shall go directly from the clouds, as
+from a bow well bent, they shall be shot out, and shall fly to the
+mark.
+
+5:23. And thick hail shall be cast upon them from the stone casting
+wrath:  the water of the sea shall rage against them, and the rivers
+shall run together in a terrible manner.
+
+5:24. A mighty wind shall stand up against them, and as a whirlwind
+shall divide them:  and their iniquity shall bring all the earth to a
+desert, and wickedness shall overthrow the thrones of the mighty.
+
+
+
+Wisdom Chapter 6
+
+
+An address to princes to seek after wisdom:  she is easily found by
+those that seek her.
+
+6:1. Wisdom is better than strength:  and a wise man is better than a
+strong man.
+
+6:2. Hear, therefore, ye kings, and understand, learn ye that are
+judges of the ends of the earth.
+
+6:3. Give ear, you that rule the people, and that please yourselves in
+multitudes of nations:
+
+6:4. For power is given you by the Lord, and strength by the most High,
+who will examine your works:  and search out your thoughts:
+
+6:6. Because being ministers of his kingdom, you have not judged
+rightly, nor kept the law of justice, nor walked according to the will
+of God.
+
+6:6. Horribly and speedily will he appear to you:  for a most severe
+judgment shall be for them that bear rule.
+
+6:7. For to him that is little, mercy is granted:  but the mighty shall
+be mightily tormented.
+
+6:8. For God will not except any man's person, neither will he stand in
+awe of any man's greatness:  for he made the little and the great, and
+he hath equally care of all.
+
+6:9. But a greater punishment is ready for the more mighty.
+
+6:10. To you, therefore, O kings, are these my words, that you may
+learn wisdom, and not fall from it.
+
+6:11. For they that have kept just things justly, shall be justified:
+and they that have learned these things, shall find what to answer.
+
+6:12. Covet ye, therefore, my words, and love them, and you shall have
+instruction.
+
+6:13. Wisdom is glorious, and never fadeth away, and is easily seen by
+them that love her, and is found by them that seek her.
+
+6:14. She preventeth them that covet her, so that she first sheweth
+herself unto them.
+
+6:15. He that awaketh early to seek her, shall not labour:  for he shall
+find her sitting at his door.
+
+6:16. To think, therefore, upon her, is perfect understanding:  and he
+that watcheth for her, shall quickly be secure.
+
+6:17. For she goeth about seeking such as are worthy of her, and she
+sheweth herself to them cheerfully in the ways, and meeteth them with
+all providence.
+
+6:18. For the beginning of her is the most true desire of discipline.
+
+6:19. And the care of discipline is love:  and love is the keeping of
+her laws:  and the keeping of her laws is the firm foundation of
+incorruption:
+
+6:20. And incorruption bringeth near to God.
+
+6:21. Therefore the desire of wisdom bringeth to the everlasting
+kingdom.
+
+6:22. If then your delight be in thrones, and sceptres, O ye kings of
+the people, love wisdom, that you may reign for ever.
+
+6:23. Love the light of wisdom, all ye that bear rule over peoples.
+
+6:24. Now what wisdom is, and what was her origin, I will declare:  and
+I will not hide from you the mysteries of God, but will seek her out
+from the beginning of her birth, and bring the knowledge of her to
+light, and will not pass over the truth:
+
+6:25. Neither will I go with consuming envy:  for such a man shall not
+be partaker of wisdom.
+
+6:26. Now the multitude of the wise is the welfare of the whole world:
+and a wise king is the upholding of the people.
+
+6:27. Receive, therefore, instruction by my words, and it shall be
+profitable to you.
+
+
+
+Wisdom Chapter 7
+
+
+The excellence of wisdom:  how she is to be found.
+
+7:1. I myself am a mortal man, like all others, and of the race of him,
+that was first made of the earth, and in the womb of my mother I was
+fashioned to be flesh.
+
+7:2. In the time of ten months I was compacted in blood, of the seed of
+man, and the pleasure of sleep concurring.
+
+7:3. And being born, I drew in the common air, and fell upon the earth,
+that is made alike, and the first voice which I uttered was crying, as
+all others do.
+
+7:4. I was nursed in swaddling clothes, and with great cares.
+
+7:5. For none of the kings had any other beginning of birth.
+
+7:6. For all men have one entrance into life, and the like going out.
+
+7:7. Wherefore I wished, and understanding was given me:  and I called
+upon God, and the spirit of wisdom came upon me:
+
+7:8. And I preferred her before kingdoms and thrones, and esteemed
+riches nothing in comparison of her.
+
+7:9. Neither did I compare unto her any precious stone:  for all gold,
+in comparison of her, is as a little sand; and silver, in respect to
+her, shall be counted as clay.
+
+7:10. I loved her above health and beauty, and chose to have her
+instead of light:  for her light cannot be put out.
+
+7:11. Now all good things came to me together with her, and innumerable
+riches through her hands,
+
+7:12. And I rejoiced in all these:  for this wisdom went before me, and
+I knew not that she was the mother of them all.
+
+7:13. Which I have learned without guile, and communicate without envy,
+and her riches I hide not.
+
+7:14. For she is an infinite treasure to men:  which they that use,
+become the friends of God, being commended for the gifts of discipline.
+
+7:15. And God hath given to me to speak as I would, and to conceive
+thoughts worthy of those things that are given me:  because he is the
+guide of wisdom, and the director of the wise:
+
+7:16. For in his hand are both we, and our words, and all wisdom, and
+the knowledge and skill of works.
+
+7:17. For he hath given me the true knowledge of the things that are:
+to know the disposition of the whole world, and the virtues of the
+elements,
+
+7:18. The beginning, and ending, and midst of the times, the
+alterations of their courses, and the changes of seasons,
+
+7:19. The revolutions of the year, and the dispositions of the stars,
+
+7:20. The natures of living creatures, and rage of wild beasts, the
+force of winds, and reasonings of men, the diversities of plants, and
+the virtues of roots,
+
+7:21. And all such things as are hid, and not foreseen, I have learned:
+for wisdom, which is the worker of all things, taught me.
+
+7:22. For in her is the spirit of understanding; holy, one, manifold,
+subtile, eloquent, active, undefiled, sure, sweet, loving that which is
+good, quick, which nothing hindereth, beneficent,
+
+7:23. Gentle, kind, steadfast, assured, secure, having all power,
+overseeing all things, and containing all spirits:  intelligible, pure,
+subtile:
+
+7:24. For wisdom is more active than all active things; and reacheth
+everywhere, by reason of her purity.
+
+7:25. For she is a vapour of the power of God, and a certain pure
+emmanation of the glory of the Almighty God:  and therefore no defiled
+thing cometh into her.
+
+7:26. For she is the brightness of eternal light, and the unspotted
+mirror of God's majesty, and the image of his goodness.
+
+7:27. And being but one, she can do all things:  and remaining in
+herself the same, she reneweth all things, and through nations
+conveyeth herself into holy souls, she maketh the friends of God and
+prophets.
+
+7:28. For God loveth none but him that dwelleth with wisdom.
+
+7:29. For she is more beautiful than the sun, and above all the order
+of the stars:  being compared with the light, she is found before it.
+
+7:30. For after this cometh night, but no evil can overcome wisdom.
+
+
+
+Wisdom Chapter 8
+
+
+Further praises of wisdom:  and her fruits.
+
+8:1. She reacheth, therefore, from end to end mightily, and ordereth
+all things sweetly.
+
+8:2. Her have I loved, and have sought her out from my youth, and have
+desired to take for my spouse, and I became a lover of her beauty.
+
+8:3. She glorifieth her nobility by being conversant with God:  yea, and
+the Lord of all things hath loved her.
+
+8:4. For it is she that teacheth the knowledge of God and is the
+chooser of his works.
+
+8:5. And if riches be desired in life, what is richer than wisdom,
+which maketh all things?
+
+8:6. And if sense do work:  who is a more artful worker than she of
+those things that are?
+
+8:7. And if a man love justice:  her labours have great virtues:  for she
+teacheth temperance, and prudence, and justice, and fortitude, which
+are such things as men can have nothing more profitable in life.
+
+8:8. And if a man desire much knowledge:  she knoweth things past, and
+judgeth of things to come:  she knoweth the subtilties of speeches, and
+the solutions of arguments:  she knoweth signs and wonders before they
+be done, and the events of times and ages.
+
+8:9. I purposed, therefore, to take her to me to live with me:  knowing
+that she will communicate to me of her good things, and will be a
+comfort in my cares and grief.
+
+8:10. For her sake I shall have glory among the multitude, and honour
+with the ancients, though I be young:
+
+8:11. And I shall be found of a quick conceit in judgment, and shall be
+admired in the sight of the mighty, and the faces of princes shall
+wonder at me.
+
+8:12. They shall wait for me when I hold my peace, and they shall look
+upon me when I speak; and if I talk much, they shall lay their hands on
+their mouth.
+
+8:13. Moreover, by the means of her I shall have immortality:  and shall
+leave behind me an everlasting memory to them that come after me.
+
+8:14. I shall set the people in order:  and nations shall be subject to
+me.
+
+8:15. Terrible kings hearing, shall be afraid of me:  among the
+multitude I shall be found good, and valiant in war.
+
+8:16. When I go into my house, I shall repose myself with her:  for her
+conversation hath no bitterness, nor her company any tediousness, but
+joy and gladness.
+
+8:17. Thinking these things with myself, and pondering them in my
+heart, that to be allied to wisdom is immortality,
+
+8:18. And that there is great delight in her friendship, and
+inexhaustible riches in the works of her hands, and in the exercise of
+conference with her, wisdom, and glory in the communication of her
+words:  I went about seeking, that I might take her to myself.
+
+8:19. And I was a witty child, and had received a good soul.
+
+8:20. And whereas I was more good, I came to a body undefiled.
+
+8:21. And as I knew that I could not otherwise be continent, except God
+gave it, and this also was a point of wisdom, to know whose gift it
+was, I went to the Lord, and besought him, and said with my whole
+heart:
+
+
+
+Wisdom Chapter 9
+
+
+Solomon's prayer for wisdom.
+
+9:1. God of my fathers, and Lord of mercy, who hast made all things
+with thy word,
+
+9:2. And by thy wisdom hast appointed man, that he should have dominion
+over the creature that was made by thee,
+
+9:3. That he should order the world according to equity and justice,
+and execute justice with an upright heart:
+
+9:4. Give me wisdom, that sitteth by thy throne, and cast me not off
+from among thy children:
+
+9:5. For I am thy servant, and the son of thy handmaid, a weak man, and
+of short time, and falling short of the understanding of judgment and
+laws.
+
+9:6. For if one be perfect among the children of men, yet if thy wisdom
+be not with him, he shall be nothing regarded.
+
+9:7. Thou hast chosen me to be king of thy people, and a judge of thy
+sons and daughters:
+
+9:8. And hast commanded me to build a temple on thy holy mount, and an
+altar in the city of thy dwelling place, a resemblance of thy holy
+tabernacle, which thou hast prepared from the beginning:
+
+9:9. And thy wisdom with thee, which knoweth thy works, which then also
+was present when thou madest the world, and knew what was agreeable to
+thy eyes, and what was right in thy commandments.
+
+9:10. Send her out of thy holy heaven, and from the throne of thy
+majesty, that she may be with me, and may labour with me, that I may
+know what is acceptable with thee:
+
+9:11. For she knoweth and understandeth all things, and shall lead me
+soberly in my works, and shall preserve me by her power.
+
+9:12. So shall my works be acceptable, and I shall govern thy people
+justly, and shall be worthy of the throne of my father.
+
+9:13. For who among men is he that can know the counsel of God?  or who
+can think what the will of God is?
+
+9:14. For the thoughts of mortal men are fearful, and our counsels
+uncertain.
+
+9:15. For the corruptible body is a load upon the soul, and the earthly
+habitation presseth down the mind that museth upon many things.
+
+9:16. And hardly do we guess aright at things that are upon earth:  and
+with labour do we find the things that are before us.  But the things
+that are in heaven, who shall search out?
+
+9:17. And who shall know thy thought, except thou give wisdom, and send
+thy holy Spirit from above:
+
+9:18. And so the ways of them that are upon earth may be corrected, and
+men may learn the things that please thee?
+
+9:19. For by wisdom they were healed, whosoever have pleased thee, O
+Lord, from the beginning.
+
+
+
+Wisdom Chapter 10
+
+
+What wisdom did for Adam, Noe, Abraham, Lot, Jacob, Joseph, and the
+people of Israel.
+
+10:1. She preserved him, that was first formed by God, the father of
+the world, when he was created alone,
+
+10:2. And she brought him out of his sin, and gave him power to govern
+all things.
+
+10:3. But when the unjust went away from her in his anger, he perished
+by the fury wherewith he murdered his brother.
+
+The unjust. . .Cain.
+
+10:4. For whose cause, when water destroyed the earth, wisdom healed it
+again, directing the course of the just by contemptible wood.
+
+For whose cause. . .Viz., for the wickedness of the race of Cain.--Ibid.
+The just. . .Noe.
+
+10:5. Moreover, when the nations had conspired together to consent to
+wickedness, she knew the just, and preserved him without blame to God,
+and kept him strong against the compassion for his son.
+
+She knew the just. . .She found out and approved Abraham.  Ibid.
+And kept him strong, etc. . .Gave him strength to stand firm against
+the efforts of his natural tenderness, when he was ordered to sacrifice
+his son.
+
+10:6. She delivered the just man, who fled from the wicked that were
+perishing, when the fire came down upon Pentapolis:
+
+The just man. . .Lot.--Ibid.  Pentapolis. . .The land of the five cities,
+Sodom, Gomorrha, etc.
+
+10:7. Whose land, for a testimony of their wickedness, is desolate, and
+smoketh to this day, and the trees bear fruits that ripen not, and a
+standing pillar of salt is a monument of an incredulous soul.
+
+10:8. For regarding not wisdom, they did not only slip in this, that
+they were ignorant of good things; but they left also unto men a
+memorial of their folly, so that in the things in which they sinned,
+they could not so much as lie hid.
+
+10:9. But wisdom hath delivered from sorrow them that attend upon her.
+
+10:10. She conducted the just, when he fled from his brother's wrath,
+through the right ways, and shewed him the kingdom of God, and gave him
+the knowledge of the holy things, made him honourable in his labours,
+and accomplished his labours.
+
+The just. . .Jacob.
+
+10:11. In the deceit of them that overreached him, she stood by him,
+and made him honourable.
+
+10:12. She kept him safe from his enemies, and she defended him from
+seducers, and gave him a strong conflict, that he might overcome, and
+know that wisdom is mightier than all.
+
+Conflict. . .Viz., with the angel.
+
+10:13. She forsook not the just when he was sold, but delivered him
+from sinners:  she went down with him into the pit.
+
+The just when he was sold. . .Viz., Joseph.
+
+10:14. And in bands she left him not, till she brought him the sceptre
+of the kingdom, and power against those that oppressed him:  and shewed
+them to be liars that had accused him, and gave him everlasting glory.
+
+10:15. She delivered the just people, and blameless seed, from the
+nations that oppressed them.
+
+10:16. She entered into the soul of the servant of God and stood
+against dreadful kings in wonders and signs.
+
+The servant of God. . .Viz., Moses.
+
+10:17. And she rendered to the just the wages of their labours, and
+conducted them in a wonderful way:  and she was to them for a covert by
+day, and for the light of stars by night:
+
+10:18. And she brought them through the Red Sea, and carried them over
+through a great water.
+
+10:19. But their enemies she drowned in the sea, and from the depth of
+hell she brought them out.  Therefore the just took the spoils of the
+wicked.
+
+10:20. And they sung to thy holy name, O Lord, and they praised with
+one accord thy victorious hand.
+
+10:21. For wisdom opened the mouth of the dumb, and made the tongues of
+infants eloquent.
+
+
+
+Wisdom Chapter 11
+
+
+Other benefits of wisdom to the people of God.
+
+11:1. She prospered their works in the hands of the holy prophet.
+
+The holy prophet. . .Moses.
+
+11:2. They went through wildernesses that were not inhabited, and in
+desert places they pitched their tents.
+
+11:3. They stood against their enemies, and revenged themselves of
+their adversaries.
+
+Their enemies. . .The Amalecites.
+
+11:4. They were thirsty, and they called upon thee, and water was given
+them out of the high rock, and a refreshment of their thirst out of the
+hard stone.
+
+11:5. For by what things their enemies were punished, when their drink
+failed them, while the children of Israel abounded therewith, and
+rejoiced:
+
+By what things, etc. . .The meaning is, that God, who wrought a miracle
+to punish the Egyptians by thirst, when he turned all their waters into
+blood, (at which time the Israelites, who were exempt from those
+plagues, had plenty of water,) wrought another miracle in favour of his
+own people in their thirst, by giving them water out of the rock.
+
+11:6. By the same things they in their need were benefited.
+
+11:7. For instead of a fountain of an ever running river, thou gavest
+human blood to the unjust.
+
+11:8. And whilst they were diminished for a manifest reproof of their
+murdering the infants, thou gavest to thine abundant water unlooked
+for:
+
+11:9. Shewing by the thirst that was then, how thou didst exalt thine,
+and didst kill their adversaries.
+
+11:10. For when they were tried, and chastised with mercy, they knew
+how the wicked were judged with wrath, and tormented.
+
+11:11. For thou didst admonish and try them as a father:  but the
+others, as a severe king, thou didst examine and condemn.
+
+11:12. For whether absent or present, they were tormented alike.
+
+11:13. For a double affliction came upon them, and a groaning for the
+remembrance of things past.
+
+11:14. For when they heard that by their punishments the others were
+benefited, they remembered the Lord, wondering at the end of what was
+come to pass.
+
+By their punishments, etc. . .That is, that the Israelites had been
+benefited and miraculously favoured in the same kind, in which they had
+been punished.
+
+11:15. For whom they scorned before, when he was thrown out at the time
+of his being wickedly exposed to perish, him they admired in the end,
+when they saw the event:  their thirsting being unlike to that of the
+just.
+
+11:16. But for the foolish devices of their iniquity, because some
+being deceived worshipped dumb serpents and worthless beasts, thou
+didst send upon them a multitude of dumb beasts for vengeance:
+
+Dumb beasts. . .Viz., frogs, sciniphs, flies, and locusts.
+
+11:17. That they might know that by what things a man sinneth, by the
+same also he is tormented.
+
+11:18. For thy almighty hand, which made the world of matter without
+form, was not unable to send upon them a multitude of bears, or fierce
+lions,
+
+11:19. Or unknown beasts of a new kind, full of rage; either breathing
+out a fiery vapour, or sending forth a stinking smoke, or shooting
+horrible sparks out of their eyes:
+
+11:20. Whereof not only the hurt might be able to destroy them, but
+also the very sight might kill them through fear.
+
+11:21. Yea, and without these, they might have been slain with one
+blast, persecuted by their own deeds, and scattered by the breath of
+thy power:  but thou hast ordered all things in measure, and number, and
+weight.
+
+11:22. For great power always belonged to thee alone:  and who shall
+resist the strength of thy arm?
+
+11:23. For the whole world before thee is as the least grain of the
+balance, and as a drop of the morning dew, that falleth down upon tho
+earth.
+
+11:24. But thou hast mercy upon all, because thou canst do all things,
+and overlookest the sins of men for the sake of repentance.
+
+11:25. For thou lovest all things that are, and hatest none of the
+things which thou hast made:  for thou didst not appoint, or make any
+thing hating it.
+
+11:26. And how could any thing endure, if thou wouldst not?  or be
+preserved, if not called by thee?
+
+11:27. But thou sparest all:  because they are thine, O Lord, who lovest
+souls.
+
+
+
+Wisdom Chapter 12
+
+
+God's wisdom and mercy in his proceedings with the Chanaanites.
+
+12:1. O how good and sweet is thy Spirit, O Lord, in all things!
+
+12:2. And therefore thou chastisest them that err, by little and
+little:  and admonishest them, and speakest to them, concerning the
+things wherein they offend:  that leaving their wickedness, they may
+believe in thee, O Lord.
+
+12:3. For those ancient inhabitants of thy holy land, whom thou didst
+abhor,
+
+12:4. Because they did works hateful to thee by their sorceries, and
+wicked sacrifices,
+
+12:5. And those merciless murderers of their own children, and eaters
+of men's bowels, and devourers of blood from the midst of thy
+consecration,
+
+From the midst of thy consecration. . .Literally, sacrament.  That is,
+the land sacred to thee, in which thy temple was to be established, and
+man's redemption to be wrought.
+
+12:6. And those parents sacrificing with their own hands helpless
+souls, it was thy will to destroy by the hands of our parents,
+
+12:7. That the land which of all is most dear to thee, might receive a
+worthy colony of the children of God.
+
+12:8. Yet even those thou sparedst as men, and didst send wasps
+forerunners of thy host, to destroy them by little and little.
+
+12:9. Not that thou wast unable to bring the wicked under the just by
+war, or by cruel beasts, or with one rough word to destroy them at
+once:
+
+12:10. But executing thy judgments by degrees, thou gavest them place
+of repentance, not being ignorant that they were a wicked generation,
+and their malice natural, and that their thought could never be
+changed.
+
+12:11. For it was a cursed seed from the beginning:  neither didst thou
+for fear of any one give pardon to their sins.
+
+12:12. For who shall say to thee:  What hast thou done?  or who shall
+withstand thy judgment?  or who shall come before thee to be a revenger
+of wicked men?  or who shall accuse thee, if the nations perish, which
+thou hast made ?
+
+12:13. For there is no other God but thou, who hast care of all, that
+thou shouldst shew that thou dost not give judgment unjustly.
+
+12:14. Neither shall king, nor tyrant, in thy sight inquire about them
+whom thou hast destroyed.
+
+12:15. For so much then, as thou art just, thou orderest all things
+justly:  thinking it not agreeable to the power, to condemn him who
+deserveth not to be punished.
+
+12:16. For thy power is the beginning of justice:  and because thou art
+Lord of all, thou makest thyself gracious to all.
+
+12:17. For thou shewest thy power, when men will not believe thee to be
+absolute in power, and thou convincest the boldness of them that know
+thee not.
+
+12:18. But thou being master of power, judgest with tranquillity, and
+with great favour disposest of us:  for thy power is at hand when thou
+wilt.
+
+12:19. But thou hast taught thy people by such works, that they must be
+just and humane, and hast made thy children to be of a good hope:
+because in judging, thou givest place for repentance for sins.
+
+12:20. For if thou didst punish the enemies of thy servants, and that
+deserved to die, with so great deliberation, giving them time and place
+whereby they might be changed from their wickedness:
+
+12:21. With what circumspection hast thou judged thy own children, to
+whose parents thou hast sworn, and made covenants of good promises?
+
+12:22. Therefore whereas thou chastisest us, thou scourgest our enemies
+very many ways, to the end that when we judge we may think on thy
+goodness:  and when we are judged, we may hope for thy mercy.
+
+12:23. Wherefore thou hast also greatly tormented them, who, in their
+life, have lived foolishly and unjustly, by the same things which they
+worshipped.
+
+12:24. For they went astray for a long time in the ways of error,
+holding those things for gods which are the most worthless among
+beasts, living after the manner of children without understanding.
+
+12:25. Therefore thou hast sent a judgment upon them, as senseless
+children, to mock them.
+
+12:26. But they that were not amended by mockeries and reprehensions,
+experienced the worthy judgment of God.
+
+12:27. For seeing, with indignation, that they suffered by those very
+things which they took for gods, when they were destroyed by the same,
+they acknowledged him the true God, whom in time past they denied that
+they knew:  for which cause the end also of their condemnation came upon
+them.
+
+
+
+Wisdom Chapter 13
+
+
+Idolaters are inexcusable:  and those most of all that worship for gods
+the works of the hands of men.
+
+13:1. But all men are vain, in whom there is not the knowledge of God:
+and who by these good things that are seen, could not understand him
+that is, neither by attending to the works have acknowledged who was
+the workman:
+
+13:2. But have imagined either the fire, or the wind, or the swift air,
+or the circle of the stars, or the great water, or the sun and moon, to
+be the gods that rule the world.
+
+13:3. With whose beauty, if they, being delighted, took them to be
+gods:  let them know how much the Lord of them is more beautiful than
+they:  for the first author of beauty made all those things.
+